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Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think.

Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think.



The general population doesn't know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know.

The general population doesn't know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know.



That's the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don't work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.

That's the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don't work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.



Jingoism, racism, fear, religious fundamentalism: these are the ways of appealing to people if you're trying to organize a mass base of support for policies that are really intended to crush them.

Jingoism, racism, fear, religious fundamentalism: these are the ways of appealing to people if you're trying to organize a mass base of support for policies that are really intended to crush them.



There's a good reason why nobody studies history, it just teaches you too much.

There's a good reason why nobody studies history, it just teaches you too much.



The world is a very puzzling place. If you're not willing to be puzzled, you just become a replica of someone else's mind.

The world is a very puzzling place. If you're not willing to be puzzled, you just become a replica of someone else's mind.



Democratic societies can't force people. Therefore they have to control what they think.

Democratic societies can't force people. Therefore they have to control what they think.



Nobody should have any illusions. The United States has essentially a one-party system and the ruling party is the business party.

Nobody should have any illusions. The United States has essentially a one-party system and the ruling party is the business party.



If you want to control a population... give them a God to worship.

If you want to control a population... give them a God to worship.



A language is not just words. It's a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It's all embodied in a language.

A language is not just words. It's a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It's all embodied in a language.





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Everyone realized I was the innocent victim of a shakedown.

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Complicity with error will take from the best of men the power to enter any successful protest against it.

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That which is unique and worthwhile in us makes itself felt only in flashes. If we do not know how to catch and savor the flashes we are without growth and exhilaration.

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I've always been a sad person. I'm a happy person too, but it's a thing in my brain or my spirit or something, I'm just sad and really acutely aware of mortality and loss.

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