„Me and polite have never been on close terms.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 19. März 2019. Geschichte
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Jim Butcher1
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„In general terms institutions have lost their credibility, not because they don't operate but rather because they operate behind closed doors; they have not been opened to the Chilean people. The national congress has been a closed space for many years, the binomial system has contained it within two political forces and it does not represent ideas calling for transformations, which have been present in our country for many years.“

—  Karol Cariola Chilean politician 1987

Cariola, Mujer, Matrona, Dirigente Social y Política: Abrir el Congreso Nacional a la Ciudadanía, DiarioDigital, 2013-08-25 http://www.diarioreddigital.cl/index.php/politica/36-politica/443-karol-cariola-mujer-matrona-dirigente-social-y-politica-abrir-el-congreso-nacional-a-la-ciudadania-,
Original: "Las instituciones en general han perdido credibilidad, no porque no funcionen sino porque funcionan a puertas cerradas, porque no se han abierto a que el pueblo chileno pueda entrar a ellas. El congreso nacional ha sido un espacio cerrado durante muchos años, el binominal lo ha mantenido contenido en dos fuerzas políticas y no representa otras ideas que son de transformación y que han estado presentes durante muchos años en nuestro país".

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„Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.“

—  Edmund Burke, buch Reflections on the Revolution in France

Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)

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„The term "political correctness" has always appalled me, reminding me of Orwell's "Thought Police" and fascist regimes.“

—  Helmut Newton German-Australian photographer 1920 - 2004

American Photo (January/February 2000), p. 90
Kontext: Since the commercialization and banality of editorial magazine pages have made this work uninteresting, advertising has become an increasingly important part of my work. It is interesting to compare European and American mores in regard to my work. One will notice that most of my European images have a stronger sexual content that those destined for American publication. The term "political correctness" has always appalled me, reminding me of Orwell's "Thought Police" and fascist regimes.

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„I am not, and never have been, a man of the right. My position was on the left and is now in the centre of politics.“

—  Oswald Mosley British politician; founder of the British Union of Fascists 1896 - 1980

Letter to The Times (26 April, 1968), p. 11.

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„Now, if you have never been hit by a flying burrito, count yourself lucky. In terms of deadly projectiles, it's right up there with grenades and cannonballs.“

—  Rick Riordan, buch Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen

Variante: Ever had a flying burrito hit you? Well, it's a deadly projectile, right up there with cannonballs and grenades.
Quelle: The Titan's Curse

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„politics without morality is close to sin“

—  Hamid Karzai President of Afghanistan 1957

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„Terms like "liberty" and "individual freedom" invoked by generations of Americans who battled to widen the 1787 promise to "promote the general welfare" have been perverted to create a government primarily dedicated to the state and the political class that runs it.“

—  Bill Moyers American journalist 1934

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Kontext: Terms like "liberty" and "individual freedom" invoked by generations of Americans who battled to widen the 1787 promise to "promote the general welfare" have been perverted to create a government primarily dedicated to the state and the political class that runs it. Yes, Virginia, there is a class war and ordinary people are losing it.

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„The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006

Remarks about the Committee to Re-elect the President, as quoted in The New York Times (31 March 1974)
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„Some of my best friends never agree with me politically.“

—  Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972

Statement to a group of four congress freshmen (2 July 1947), as quoted in The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, p. 44

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