Category Archives: Dictatorship

Quotes about Academia

“Every man who does not have a trade must eventually become a rogue” – Baruch Spinoza

Nassim Nicholas Taleb reflects this same sentiment when he says: “…as a practitioner, my thinking is rooted in the belief that you cannot go from books to problems, but the reverse, from problems to books.”

“Learn a trade so that you experience the real world. Identify a problem that exists in the real world. . . . Otherwise you invent a mystical hammer and go on and endless search for the appropriate nails – which you seem to find all over the place.” ~ Curt Doolittle

Foucault On Obscurantism: ‘They Made Me Do It!’

No one should ever go to a university without understanding the nature and motives of post-modernism.

“… Searle claims Foucault told him: ‘In France, you gotta have ten percent incomprehensible, otherwise people won’t think it’s deep–they won’t think you’re a profound thinker.’ When Searle later asked Pierre Bourdieu if he thought this was true, Bourdieu insisted it was much worse than ten percent …”

What does it mean?


The state collects:
(a) all our search requests
(b) all our communications
(c) all our financial transactions
(d) all our medical information
(e) all our weapon information
(f) all our travel information
(g) all our tax information
(h) all our title information (real property)
(i) all our marriage and divorce information.
(j) all our birth and death information
+ and insurance companies collect:
(k) all our risk information (our forecasts)
+ and private companies collect our:
(l) genetic information


(Curt Doolittle)

Psychologist Brock Chisholm on undoing sense of Right and Wrong, Nationalism


open quoteWhat basic psychological distortion can be found in every civilization of which we know anything? The only psychological force capable of producing these perversions is morality–the concept of right and wrong. The re-interpretation and eventual eradication of the concept of right and wrong are the belated objectives of nearly all psychotherapy. If the race is to be freed from its crippling burden of good and evil it must be psychiatrists who take the original responsibility.close quote

open quoteChildren must be free to think in all directions irrespective of the peculiar ideas of parents who often seal their children’s minds with preconceived prejudices and false concepts of past generations. Unless we are very careful, very careful indeed, and very conscientious, there is still great danger that our children may turn out to be the same kind of people we are.close quote

open quoteThe world was sick, and the ills from which it was suffering were mainly due to the perversion of man, his inability to live at peace with himself. The microbe was no longer the main enemy; science was sufficiently advanced to be able to cope with it admirably. If it were not for such barriers as superstition, ignorance, religious intolerance, misery and poverty.close quote

open quoteInstead of bringing our children up according to our own preconceived rules of good and bad we must teach them to question everything. Tell your child you believe in God, point out that some people don’t.close quote

open quoteThe re-interpretation and eventually eradication of the concept of right and wrong which has been the basis of child training, the substitution of intelligent and rational thinking for faith in the certainties of the old people, these are the belated objectives of practically all effective psychotherapy.close quote

open quoteTo achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.close quote