Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Locutus Predicts

PICARD: Worf. Klingon species. A warrior race. You too will be assimilated.

WORF: The Klingon Empire will never yield.

PICARD: Why do you resist? We only wish to raise quality of life for all species.

WORF: I like my species the way it is.

PICARD: A narrow vision. You will become one with the Borg. You will all become one with the Borg. The android, Data. Primitive artificial organism. You will be obsolete in the new order.


"Freedom in economic arrangements is itself a component of freedom broadly understood, so economic freedom is an end in itself ...
Economic freedom is also an indispensable means toward the achievement
of political freedom." -- Milton Friedman (1912-2006) Nobel Prize-winning economist, economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan, "ultimate guru of the free-market system" Source: his 1962 book, Capitalism and Freedom

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it." -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), US civil rights leader

"It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty, or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self." -- Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Philosopher, British Lord Chancellor ,Source: Essays


"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
-- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish comic dramatist
Source: Maxims for Revolutionists, 1912

"In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men.
It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs."
-- Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) American writer, journalist, and political commentator
Source: An Inquiry into the Principles of the Good Society, 1937

"We cannot choose freedom established on a hierarchy of degrees of freedom,
on a caste system of equality like military rank. We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it." -- William Faulkner (1897-1962)
Source: Harper’s Magazine, June 1956

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