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Matshona Dhliwayo
“True freedom is: Doing what you want, when you want, and how you want without having to explain.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Alex Morritt
“Listening to the shrill rhetoric of hard line Brexiteers - either extolling the virtues of a 'no deal' Brexit, or suggesting its inevitability is simply down to the intransigence of the EU - I am reminded of another great folly in British history: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'. It is as if we are witnessing a modern day re-enactment of that foolhardy military manoeuvre in which a mix of poor communication, rash decisions and vainglorious personalities led to the needless massacre of countless cavalrymen. Messrs. Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg may relish the idea of charging headlong into battle against a well prepared and strongly defended position, immune to the ensuing casualties and collateral damage. It would be appreciated if they could kindly leave the rest of us out of their futile and reckless endeavours.”
Alex Morritt, Lines & Lenses

“I could never be a politician, I have a problem of too often being honest.”
Carl R White

Alex Morritt
“Despite the Bank of England gaining independence for setting UK monetary policy in 1998 and in the process being freed from political meddling; it has recently come under renewed attack from the lunatic fringe within the UK's Conservative Party, especially amongst arch Brexiteers such as Jacob Rees-Mogg (a.k.a. JackOff Grease-Smug to his growing number of detractors) who appear hell-bent on undermining the current bank governor's every move. When Mark Carney rightly sounds the alarm bells of the potential dangers to the UK economy resulting from a 'no deal' Brexit, he should be allowed to offer those wise words of warning without being subjected to Rees-Mogg's tiresome whining and monotonous droning on about politically motivated statements. It's high time this pestilent gnat modified his tune before a large fly swat of public outrage takes him down.”
Alex Morritt, Lines & Lenses

Alex Morritt
“If you want to know the real reasons why certain politicians vote the way they do - follow the money. Arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg (a.k.a. JackOff Grease-Smug) stands to make billions via his investment firm - Somerset Capital Management - if the UK crashes unceremoniously out of the European Union without a secure future trade deal. Why ? Because proposed EU regulations will give enforcement agencies greater powers to curb the activities adopted by the sort of off-shore tax havens his company employs. Consequently the British electorate get swindled not once, but twice. Firstly because any sort of Brexit - whether hard, soft, or half-baked - will make every man, woman and child in the UK that much poorer than under the status quo currently enjoyed as a fully paid up member of the EU. Secondly because Rees-Mogg's company, if not brought to heel by appropriate EU wide legislation, will deprive Her Majesty's Treasury of millions in taxes, thus leading to more onerous taxes for the rest of us. It begs the question, who else in the obscure but influential European Research Group (ERG) that he chairs and the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) that he subscribes to, have similar vested interests in a no-deal Brexit ? It is high time for infinitely greater parliamentary and public scrutiny into the UK Register of Members' Financial Interests in order to put an end to these nefarious dealings and appalling double standards in public life which only serve to further corrode public trust in an already fragile democracy.”
Alex Morritt, Lines & Lenses

Matshona Dhliwayo
“The world's biggest religion is capitalism: money is our god, greed is our priest, banks are our temples, and shopping is how we express our worship.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Abhijit Naskar
“A corrupt government is born not from corrupt politicians, but from corrupt citizens.”
Abhijit Naskar

Alex Morritt
“I hear that there are plans afoot to produce a remake of Hans Christian Andersen's classic - 'The Emperor's New Clothes'. Who better to star in the leading role than recently defrocked Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson ? A narcissist with such naked ambition; an opportunist with such threadbare morals; a disgraced politician with such thinly veiled contempt for the British electorate, and judging by the sycophantic praise they heap on each other, arguably cut from the very same cloth as Donald Trump. Despite laughable pretensions of having the stature and fortitude of a modern day Churchill, he cuts a now lonely figure, a mere insignificant shadow. Boris, you can't hide anymore. Your warts and all are exposed for the whole world to see.”
Alex Morritt, Lines & Lenses

“The thing with politicians is that though they spit differently yet they shit similarly.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Freedom is a gift from God, your responsible use of it is your gift back to Him.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“A village that takes care of its children is better than a city that abuses its youth.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“A village that takes care of its children is better than a city that abuses its youth”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“A poor village that takes care of its children is better than a rich city that abuses its youth.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“It might be commonsensical to pray not just for countries and their leaders, but also for the electorates and their dysfunctional voting choices”
Anthony Obi Ogbo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“If your leaders want you to talk to them, consider them. If your leaders want you to debate them, regard them. If your leaders want you to oppose them, love them. If your leaders want you to police them, revere them.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Stewart Stafford
“Politics - a lucrative game for the ludicrous.”
Stewart Stafford

“Country = people.”
Ema Dan, Hearty Land: A tale about a journey into a land of abundance

Matshona Dhliwayo
“If your leaders want you to talk to them, consider them.
If your leaders want you to debate them,
regard them.
If your leaders want you to oppose them,
love them.
If your leaders want you to police them,
revere them.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Jon Meacham
“How, then, in an hour of anxiety about the future of the country, ... can those with deep concerns about the nation’s future enlist on the side of [our better] angels?

1. ENTER THE ARENA
[get involved in politics in some way]

2. RESIST TRIBALISM
[engage sympathetically and respectfully with people who do not share your views]

3. RESPECT FACTS AND DEPLOY REASON
There is such a thing as discernible reality.
... Reform is slow work, and it is for neither the fainthearted nor the impatient.

4 . FIND A CRITICAL BALANCE
If we are sympathetic rather than blindly condemnatory or celebratory, we will, I believe, help create a more rational political climate.

5. KEEP HISTORY IN MIND
A grasp of the past can be orienting.”
Jon Meacham, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

Rahul Guhathakurta
“In the political/geopolitical news segment - one who pays someone to create content has a hidden agenda, and one who likes to get paid for the content creation has a vested interest.”
Rahul Guhathakurta

Mehmet Murat ildan
“You find your government stupid and primitive, ugly and clumsy but on the other hand you love your country very much and you find your country very beautiful? Ok then, you have one of the most common feelings in this world!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Alfonso Reyes
“Muchas veces no sucede nada en la república; muchas veces la "política" es un mero invento de la conversación, un embuste admitido.”
Alfonso Reyes, Obras completas, III. El plano oblicuo, El cazador, El suicida, Aquellos días, Retratos reales e imaginarios: 0

“When you undermine yourself, you become a slave to the master who discovers your capabilities and uses them to build his own legacy.”
Wayne Chirisa

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Politicians can be stupid, and most of them are so; they can be devilish and dishonest, and most of them are so; they can be charlatan, and most of them are so, but as long as the people who vote for them are not stupid or devilish or dishonest or charlatan, they can never come to the power!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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