"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
The one good thing is, no longer can a politician play to the most base within their political base without having it become known far and wide and at least some level of accountability accruing to their words. And if they want Biblical verse, "That which ye speak in the ear shall be shouted from the rooftops." Thank heavens for the 'Net.
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