Sunday, October 21, 2012

1922 - 2012

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
                                                                              ~ George McGovern

The tragedy of all this is that George McGovern, for all his mistakes and all his imprecise talk about "new politics" and "honesty in government," is one of the few men who've run for President of the United States in this century who really understands what a fantastic monument to all the best instincts of the human race this country might have been, if we had kept it out of the hands of greedy little hustlers like Richard Nixon.

McGovern made some stupid mistakes, but in context they seem almost frivolous compared to the things Richard Nixon does every day of his life, on purpose, as a matter of policy and a perfect expression of everything he stands for.

Jesus!  Where will it end?  How low do you have to stoop in this country to be president?
                                                                               ~ Hunter S. Thompson
                                                                                  Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72

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