Politics

 

When people are half asleep the wool is easily pulled over their eyes.
Linda Smith

War is a tool of politics, a game of mass murder. 
Linda Smith

‘It is impossible for capitalism to survive, primarily because the system of capitalism needs some blood to suck. Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, the capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely.’
Malcolm X

‘That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.’
Miguel De Unamuno

‘When a country is well-governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill-governed, riches and honour are things to be ashamed of.’
Confucius

‘Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.’
Plato

‘The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.’
Basil O’Connor

‘The greater the hold of government upon the life of the individual citizen the greater the risk of war.’
John Hospers

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Aldous Huxley

‘If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.’
Henry David Thoreau

‘Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.’
Eric Hoffer

‘The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.’
Benjamin Disraeli

‘Economically, legislatively and by means of war governments disrupt peaceful human society.’
Linda Smith

‘There’s small choice in rotten apples.’
William Shakespeare

‘A politician divides mankind into two classes; tools and enemies.’
Fredrich

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‘Politics is a choice of enemas. You’re gonna get it up the ass, no matter what you do.’
George V. Higgins

Rules and regulations are the guidance of the intelligent and the blind obedience of the idiot.’
Beric Icke

‘The less government we have the better.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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‘Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.’
Jacque Fresco

‘Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don’t go in for politics.’
Albert  Camus

‘If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.’
Lord Harold Caccia

‘American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.’
Edgar Watson Howe

Politics
Like a knife
cuts at
dignity
education
freedom
harmony
human rights
opportunity
peace
possibility
potential
prosperity
togetherness.’
Linda Smith

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‘It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.’  
Henry Miller

‘Authority is never without hate.’
Euripides

‘Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.’
Abraham Lincoln

‘Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.’
Will Rogers

plato‘The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.’
Plato

PIMPED RIDE

PIMPED RIDE
What better way
My dear
To ride free through
Africa
Than on the back
Of a scavenging politician
With bulging cheeks
Stuffed full,
Looking for more?

AUTHOR PICTUREGraham Vivian Lancaster

Fragments

Beautiful country
Of petal pink sunrises
And burned umber sunsets
On golden days
And crisp starry nights
Winter frosts
Tragically marred
With corruption
Of fragmented politics
Graham Vivian Lancaster

ONE WORLD ORDER
Squeezed inescapably
In powerful tightening
Cold financial coils
And strangling laws
Of high collaboration.
But is the quiet
Smiling peace
Of self-satisfied dreaming
Even the python
Dies of sepsis
In three days
From the tiniest rat bite.
Graham Vivian Lancaster

‘THE STRUGGLE’
Freedom struggles
of yours and of mine,
the dreams of perfection
of our own making,
you to your way,
me to mine.
our struggle is over,
and yet it continues
for everyone’s dream,
for you and I achieved nothing,
in your way,
and me in mine.

Graham Vivian Lancaster

Repeat

Re-elected
Corruption supreme
Innocence
Decrying himself –
But only in others,
Womanising
Umbrella father
Rapist
Showering off aids
Election cry
Fixing this
Fixing that
Fixing all he broke
Sprouting on
Savouring every word
Of his own uneducated voice.
But you can’t fix a pothole
With an arsehole
Graham Vivian Lancaster

170px-David_Lloyd_George_1908‘Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.’
David Lloyd George

‘Every Communist must grasp the truth: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.’
Mao Zedong

‘The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.’
Winston Churchill

‘The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.’
Meridel Le Sueur

6A05D-h--l--mencken‘Those running the country aren’t any better at the job than the average man walking down the street. What they are good at is getting elected. They do this by promising folks something they normally couldn’t get by honest means. Nine times out of ten that promise is no good. The tenth time is made good by stealing from one group to give to another group. So in effect, every election campaign is just a prior notice of stolen goods.’

H L Mencken

‘Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.’
P.J. O’Rourke

DE GAULLE‘In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.’
Charles de Gaulle

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I’d wish the government took honest people into consideration, it shows enough consideration for scoundrels.’
Franz Gillparzer

‘Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.’
Unknown

‘I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism.’
PD James

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‘Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and    murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ‘
George Orwell

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‘Absolute power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad’.
Lord Acton

THOMAS JEFFERSON‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.’
Thomas Jefferson 1802

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‘100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.’
Mahatma Gandhi

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.’
Philip K Dick

‘It is hard to say why politicians are called servants, unless it is because a good one is hard to find.’
Gerald F. Lieberman

‘It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.’
Thomas Carlyle

‘What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.’
Edward Langley

‘In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.’
Confucius

‘The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.’
Will Rogers

MEMORIES OF MANICALAND
On misty and lonely hills

the remnants of once abundant crop production
pitiful in their neglect
now entwined with weeds,
serve as a reminder of political irresponsibility.

Uncompensated farm seizures,
business takeovers,
corrupt governance,
lavish self-indulgence
stupid in its brutality and arrogance,
mindless rampant youth
bring ignorant nations to their starving knees.

When are we, the citizens of Africa,
magnificent continent of abundant sunshine,
with great strength of manpower
going to realise that together
we are able to keep the wheels of industry turning,

to feed ourselves with plenty to share and spare?
Linda Smith
Linda Smith Resized

ZIMBABWEAN DRUMS
‘The drums are calling, old man, and they are louder by the day.
They are calling you to judgment and now’s the time to pay,
for the wrongs you’ve done your country and the trust betrayed.
So hear those drums swelling, hear well and be afraid.
You came to power on waves of hope that you would make your mark,
in a land that shone in Africa like diamonds in the dark.
In simple faith the people put their trust in your care,
and were repaid by the Fifth Brigade and the CIO and fear.
Twenty eight years of motorcades and lavish trips abroad,
A nation’s heritage is lost through patronage and fraud.
The Chiefs grow fat while people starve and famine stalks our homes.
On idle farms the weeds grow rank and cover cattle bones.
The youth are taught your slogans but even as they sing
The drums of change are beating for the truth is seeping in.
The demagogue has feet of clay and lies will not sustain
the shattered land that once seemed free and will be so again.
Too late to blame the drought, the Brits, the Whites, the MDC.
For all know where the finger points with cold finality.
So hear the drums, old man, and listen to them well,
They foretell of your end days and they have much to tell.
For he who sows the seeds of hate will reap the grapes of wrath,
so tremble in your bed at night, at the end of your sorry path.’
Unknown

0_0_230_366Attribute to the Rt. Hon. Ian Douglas Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia, GCLM ID 1919 – 2007, the greatest statesman and visionary of the 20th century.
Ian Smith, a man respected by his enemies.

I am not white and never took you to be my Prime Minister then.
I am black and would rather have had you as my Prime Minister now.
You were right but had to leave government
but I was wrong and chose to leave my country.
I am proud of what I have become,
but you are the man who led a country that made me the person I am.

On behalf of the many black faces who dare not say;
If ever you were hated, you were honestly loved more.

RIP Mr Smith
I.D.S. Bantu

‘If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.’ 
Lord Harold Caccia

‘As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.’
Gore Vidal

‘It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.’
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

 

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