„We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are. Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers?“

"Compromise, Hell!" Orion magazine (November/December 2004) http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/147/.
Kontext: We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are. Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers? Why else would we all — by proxies we have given to greedy corporations and corrupt politicians — be participating in its destruction? Most of us are still too sane to piss in our own cistern, but we allow others to do so and we reward them for it. We reward them so well, in fact, that those who piss in our cistern are wealthier than the rest of us.
How do we submit? By not being radical enough. Or by not being thorough enough, which is the same thing.

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Wendell Berry
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„We have our own laws, rules and culture. That is why we don’t need to entertain and care about what those on the outside say, what else if coming from Arab countries which are in chaos themselves“

—  Ibrahim Ali Member of the Dewan Rakyat (parliament) 1957

ibid http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/perkasa-on-allah-arabs-ignorant-westerners-have-vested-interests-and-some-i#sthash.oKV6D9cL.dpuf

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„And we wonder why we have problems with homelessness in our country. We wonder why we're floundering in education. We have got to take a look at reversing the priorities of this country.“

—  Yolanda King American actress 1955 - 2007

Statements made as she condemned military action in the Persian Gulf http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910118&slug=1261445
1990s

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„In our country, we do sex. But we don't want to talk about it and that is why we have a billion population.“

—  Anbumani Ramadoss Indian politician 1968

On the protests against sex education in India, as quoted in " The great Indian sex debate http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6928326.stm", BBC News (20 August 2007)

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„We thought that the proletariat would eventually run the world. But it is the Americans who have assumed that position… The American people have changed.“

—  Mengistu Haile Mariam Former dictator of Ethiopia 1937

As quoted in "Mengistu blames Meles for helping Eritrea at UN to split Ethiopia: Mengistu Haile-Mariam speaks", in Jimma Times (30 July 2010) http://www.jimmatimes.com/article/Latest_News/Latest_News/Mengistu_blames_Meles_for_helping_Eritrea_at_UN_to_split_Ethiopia/33629

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„But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America.“

—  Russ Feingold Wisconsin politician; three-term U.S. Senator 1953

On concerns over the passage of the Patriot Act on October 25, 2001, in
2001
Kontext: Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the police to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to hold people in jail indefinitely based on what they write or think, or based on mere suspicion that they are up to no good, then the government would no doubt discover and arrest more terrorists. But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America.

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„We just thought people in Yorkshire hated everyone else, we didn’t realise they hated each other so much.“

—  David Cameron Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1966

Unguarded comment in Leeds while discussing rival devolution bids — "Cameron caught on camera making 'people in Yorkshire hate each other' jibe" Press Association, The Guardian (11 September 2015) http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/sep/11/david-cameron-yorkshire-people-hate-each-other-caught-camera?CMP=fb_gu
2010s, 2015

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„I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people.“

—  Henry Kissinger United States Secretary of State 1923

Meeting of the "40 Committee" on covert action in Chile (27 June 1970) quoted in The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence (1974); the quotation was censored prior to publication due to legal action by the government. See New York Times (11 September 1974) "Censored Matter in Book About C.I.A. Said to Have Related Chile Activities; Damage Feared" by Seymour Hersh
1970s

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„But is diversity our strength? The less we have in common, the stronger we are? Is that true of families? Is it true in neighborhoods or businesses? Of course not. Then why is it true of America? Nobody knows. Nobody’s even allowed to ask the question.“

—  Tucker Carlson American political commentator 1969

[Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, Tucker, Carlson, 2018, 978-1501183669, Free Press]; [Guess who said it: Tucker Carlson or a far-right shooter, Nathan, Robinson, August 10, 2019, The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/10/tucker-carlson-fox-news-united-states-race]
2010s, 2018, Ship of Fools

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