Overflight, 135

“Everyone knows that economics is the dismal science. And almost everyone knows that it was given this description by Thomas Carlyle, who was inspired to coin the phrase by T. R. Malthus’s gloomy prediction that population would always grow faster than food, dooming mankind to unending poverty and hardship. While this story is well−known, it is also wrong, so wrong that it is hard to imagine a story that is farther from the truth.”
David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart, The Secret History of the Dismal Science, as found at econlib.org

“All criminals are equal but some are more equal than others. All suppressives are equal but some are more equal than others.”
author’s note, paraphrased from George Orwell, Animal Farm

“When people of this class are stricken by guilt feelings while plotting world wars and economic depressions which will bring misery, suffering and death to millions of the world’s inhabitants, they sometimes have qualms. These qualms are jeered at by their peers as "a failure of nerve". After a bout with their psychiatrists, they return to their work with renewed gusto, with no further digressions of pity for "the little people" who are to be their victims.”
“… the enormous guilt of the bankers and the long record of suffering and misery for which they are responsible would suggest that no punishment might be too severe for their crimes against their fellowmen.”
Eustace Mullins, The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, The London Connection

“So what is the purpose of this letter?
… [it] is to let you know that I know. The blindfold has come off. I know what you’ve done and I know what you are doing. As far as I am concerned, you can take your … and shove it!
And, you know? Eternity is a very long time and it is ahead of us. …
I am confronting you today, but you will have to confront me some day and pay for your crimes. And pay you will.”
Luis A. Garcia, "A Letter From Garcia" (to David Miscavige, author’s note)

“We know who you are
We know what you are
We know what you’re doing
We know how you’re doing it
We know why you’re doing it
And we know what to do
We know
And we know better than you”
Author’s note