Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?

“Are right and wrong convertible terms, depen”Society is composed of two great classes – those who have more dinners th~Dwight D. Eisenhower, first inaugural address, 20 January 1953an appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.”dant upon popular opin”A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”ion?~Denton Morrison, on chemical”Being human in our modern civilization is being forced into a boxing ring with Nature. And we’re bloodied every time””I do not want you to believe any of this because it is all crap, but it is the crap in which the piles of our pseudo-European culture are embedded, so you had better understand~M. Robin D’Antan it because no one who does not understand the history and taxonomy of crap will ever come to know the difference between crap and pseudocrap and noncrap.””The world has achieved brilliance without conscience.””Think what a better world it would be if we all – the whole world – had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon ~Louis de Bernières, Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord (Dionisio Vivo)and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.””We h~Omar Bradleyave produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds.””It isn’t so much that hard times are coming; the change observed is mostly soft times going.””The trouble wi~Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, commonly misattributed to Barbara Jordan because she quoted Fulghum in a commencement addressth our age is that it is all signposts and no destinatio~Adam Clayton Powell, Keep the Faith, Baby!, 1967n.””Those persons who are burning to display heroism may rest assured that the course of social evolution ~Groucho Marxwill offer them every opportunity.””You can’t make up anything anymore. ~The War CryThe world itself is a satire. All you’re doing is recording it.””Choice has always been a privilege of those who could afford to pay for it~Havelock Ellis.””Mammalia, n.pl. A family of vertebrate animals whose females in a state of nature suckle their young, but~Art Buchwald when civilized and enlightened put them out to nurse, or use the bottle.””T~Ellen Frankfortoday the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.””Where is the knowledge we have lost in informatio~Ambrose Biercen””Is due to truths being in and out of favor””Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran o~Peter Medawarut of money.””In these times you have to be an optimis~T.S. Eliot, Choruses from The Rockt to open your eyes when you awake in t~Robert Frost, “The Black Cottage,” North of Boston, 1914he morning.””Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.””The choice so ~Author Unknownoften these days is to believe something that seems insane or go insane.””When people go to work~Carl Sandburg, New York Post, 9 September 1960, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.””We create an ~Greg Egan, “Distress”environment where it is alright to hate, to steal, to cheat, and to lie if we dress it u~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.comp with symbols of respectability, dignity and love.””The danger of the past was t~Betty Benderhat men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.””Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including ~Whitney Moore, Jr.our own.”s, tec”The time is ripe, and rotten-ripe, for change.””Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes ~Erich Frommout the trees, then names the streets after them.””There is no hope for a civilization which star~Georg Christoph Lichtenbergts each day to the sound of an alarm clock.””It~Lowell would be a service to mankind if the pill were available in slot machines and the cigarette ~Bill Vaughnwere placed on prescription.””You’re obliged to pretend respect for people and institutio~Author Unknownns you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack ~Malcolm Potts, MDall foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That’s the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world.””[I]t’s getting harder and harder to worry needlessly.””Few great men could pass Personnel.””It is the safest of times, it is the riskiest of times…. What the Dickens is going on here?”h~Octave Mirbeau, Torture Garden, “The Mission,” Chapter 8nology, and risk, quoted in National Academy of Sciences, ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.comImproving Risk Communicat~Paul Goodman, Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society, 1956ion, 1989″

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