posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 06:49 PM
From one of the greatest:
" "It would be easy to say that we owe it all to the Bush family from Texas, but that would be too simplistic. They are only errand boys for the
vengeful, bloodthirsty cartel of raving Jesus-freaks and super-rich money mongers who have ruled for at least the last 20 years, and arguably the last
200 years. They take orders well, and they don't ask too many questions. The real power in America is held by a fast-emerging new Oligarchy of pimps
and preachers who see no need for Democracy or fairness or even trees, except maybe the ones in their own yards, and they don't mind admitting it.
They worship money and power and death. Their ideal solution to all the nation's problems would be another 100 Year War. Coming of age in a fascist
police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt
for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage they have been conned into believing
will be freedom from fear. Ho ho ho. Let's not get carried away here. Freedom was yesterday in this country. Its value has been discontinued. The
only freedom we truely crave today is freedom from Dumbness. Nothing else matters."
" There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. . . . And that, I think, was the handle—that
sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply
prevail. There was no point in fighting — on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . .
. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the
high-water mark — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."
Hunter S Thompson, RIP