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"Fundamentally, the founding fathers of US intelligence [Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, Frank Wisner] were liars. The better you lied and the more you betrayed, the more likely you would be promoted. Outside of their duplicity, the only thing they had in common was a desire for absolute power."

CIA Chief of Counter-intelligence (1954-1975)

- James Jesus Angleton

Hierarchies make some people dependent on others, blame the dependent for their dependency, and then use that dependency as a justification for further exercise of authority.

- Martha Ackelsberg

Distribution, paper supply, and news services had fallen into the hands of powerful groups able and willing to crush out any...inimical schools of public suggestion. They set about stereotyping the public mind.

- H.G. Wells

What fetters the mind and benumbs the spirit is ever the dogged acceptance of absolutes.

- Edward Sapir

Real power is achieved when the ruling class controls the material essentials of life, granting and withholding them from the masses as if they were privileges.

- George Orwell

"Neither brutality, nor cruelty nor torture will ever bring me to ask for mercy, for I prefer to die with my head unbowed."

The first, and last, democratically-elected leader of the Congo, before he was beaten to death by CIA agents just 6 months later, in January 1961

- Patrice Lumumba

As long as someone else controls your history the truth shall remain just a mystery.

- Ben Harper

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.

- George Bernard Shaw

The consumer pays when, without knowing it, he's brainwashed by commercially exploited propaganda techniques developed by spooks working in psychological-warfare laboratories.

- Jim Hougan

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

- Stendhal