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Patrick Henry – War and subjugation

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Implements of war and subjugation are the last arguments to which kings resort.

Patrick Henry  

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Edward Abbey – Anarchism is not a romantic fable

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Edward AbbeyAnarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.

Edward Abbey   (1927-1989)

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Carl Sagan – Familiarity of dominance hierarchies

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Carl SaganWe’ve tended in our cosmologies to make things familiar. Despite all our best efforts, we’ve not been very inventive. In the West, Heaven is placid and fluffy, and Hell is like the inside of a volcano. In many stories, both realms are governed by dominance hierarchies headed by gods or devils. Monotheists talked about the king of kings. In every culture we imagined something like our own political system running the Universe. Few found the similarity suspicious.

Carl Sagan   (1934-1996)
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