319 days since the Man burns....


Edmund Burke

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

On political parties

"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty."
-- George Washington, Washington's Farewell Address 1796

Morals and Dogma

"The wiser a man becomes, the less will he be inclined to submit tamely to the imposition of fetters or a yoke, on his conscience or his person. For, by increase of wisdom he not only better knows his rights, but the more highly values them, and is more conscious of his worth and dignity. His pride then urges him to assert his independence. He becomes better able to assert it also; and better able to assist others or his country, when they or she stake all, even existence, upon the same assertion. But mere knowledge makes no one independent, nor fits him to be free. It often only makes him a more useful slave. Liberty is a curse to the ignorant and brutal." -- Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike, [1871]


mark of an educated mind

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."


Drugs and Music

"See, I think drugs have done some good things for us, I really do. And if you don’t believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor; go home tonight, take all your albums, all your tapes, and all your CD’s and burn em’. 'Cause you know what, the musicians who’ve made all that great music that’s enhanced your lives throughout the years? ...
Rrrrrrrreal fuckin' high on drugs."



"The poetry that comes from the squaring off between,
And the circling is worth it.
Finding beauty in the dissonance."


"Schism", Track 5 from the album Lataralus


On Anticipation

"As it is obviously impossible to teach you to anticipate everything, we endeavor to teach you to anticipate nothing."


On Liberty

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."



"There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soapballotjury and ammo. Please use in that order."


True Love

"True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."



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