In one of our episodes (I think? no?) we credited Alex Carey for this neat quote:
"The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy."
I can't remember which episode that was. At any rate it's a nice quote so I'm going to park it here for the time being, so that others may enjoy it. Maybe I'll remember later.
Anyway I came across the above quote again today while doing some research on "democracy". Which led me to another gem, this one by Abbie Hoffman:
"You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists."
While I was washing dishes I was trying to think of who, in America right now, is speaking out and doing things in a way most similar to what Abbie Hoffman did in the 60's, 70's, and 80's?
I can't really think of anybody.
[ Bunny: I don't think we ever used that first quote in an episode. I did cite that quote in one of my entries last year though - I think that's where you saw it... ]
[ Bunny (6/15): We just got an e-mail that suggests Ron Paul is the new Abbie Hoffman. Seriously? Is Oprah the new Bobby Seale? ]