The NurflugelBlog is a place where I can vent my spleen about pretty much anything that crosses my mind. Politics, religion, those annoying little indignities we all have to put up with - I have plenty to say about them.

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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Did I invent this?

This came to me a few nights ago... I can't find it on any of the online quotes engines, but it seems so obvious somebody must have said it before.

But, if no one else, did (please correct me if I'm wrong!), I'll claim credit for saying it first.

"That which makes us great, also destroys us"

Good Lincoln quote...

I believe this is attributed to Abraham Lincoln... damn prescient of him.

When the corporation become enshrined, an era of corruption in high places will follow. And the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people until wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed.

Abraham Lincoln

The word "gulag" offends you?

OK, I'll be a smartass - how many people do we have to torture and kill before we can call Guantanamo Bay and the other chamber of horrors we run a gulag? Obviously, 100 people isn't enough.

BTW, when you relay on Amnesty International to condemn your enemies and justify an invasion, you really can't criticize them believably when they accuse you of violating human rights... else your initial reasons for invasion were completely bogus to begin with.