Category Archives: Quote of the Day

QOTD: Abraham Lincoln, White Supremacist

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people . . . . I as much as any man am in favor of the superior position assigned to the white race.”

— Abraham Lincoln, First Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Ottawa, Illinois, Sept. 18, 1858, in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln vol.3, pp. 145-146.

Donald Sensing argues that the Civil War, for Lincoln, was about preserving the Union of these United States, not about abolishing slavery.

Donald also wrote: “The Confederate States of America was founded to do one thing only: to preserve the power of one class of people to literally own as chattel property another class of people. There is no other reason the CSA existed.

QOTD: John Adams on the U.S. Constitution

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams, 1798

QOTD: Kipling On God and Soldiers

In times of war and not before,
God and the soldier we adore.
But in times of peace and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the soldier slighted.

—Rudyard Kipling

QOTD: David Montgomery on Mass Surveillance

The end-game of mass surveillance is self-imposed subjugation. Threats and cages are no longer required because people believe resistance is hopeless. When we know we’re being monitored by those who have the power to beat, cage, and kill us, we imprison ourselves in our own fear.

—”David Montgomery

 

QOTD: Claire Wolfe on Revolution

“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”

Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution, mid-1990s

QOTD: James Fell on Cooking and Weight Management

If you want to lose weight you need to cook. Period.

James Fell

QOTD: George Carlin on Stupidity

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

—George Carlin