War prisoners apart, the average citizen of Oceania never sets eyes on a citizen of either Eurasia or Eastasia, and he is forbidden the knowledge of foreign languages. If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate…

George Orwell

It’s done differently in El Salvador. There they send in the death squads. Here what they do is try to hook you on sitcoms. It’s true that both are techniques of control, but they are rather different techniques.

Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)

Ron Paul Wins California Straw Poll

laliberty: The results jibe with my first-hand observations. 2011 Straw Poll Full Results (Votes, %) Congressman Ron Paul (374, 44.9%) Governor Rick Perry (244, 29.3%) Mitt Romney (74, 8.8%) Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (64, 7.7%) Jon Huntsman (17, 2.0%) Herman Cain (15, 1.8%) Newt Gingrich (14, 1.7%) Thad McCotter (7, 0.8%) Rick Santorum (7, 0.8%) Gary Johnson (2, […]

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