"I just cant wait to get on the road again…"
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
― Jack Kerouac
“So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, and all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where they let the children cry, and tonight the stars’ll be out, and don’t you know that God is Pooh Bear? the evening star must be drooping and shedding her sparkler dims on the prairie, which is just before the coming of complete night that blesses the earth, darkens all the rivers, cups the peaks and folds the final shore in, and nobody, nobody knows what’s going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rags of growing old, I think of Dean Moriarty, I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
“Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do…”
― Jack Kerouac
Who the rogues are, as told by excerpts from Krugmans comments on 12/12/14…
The entire Republican Party, those paragons of fiscal rectitude, most of Wall Street, , the austerians, the supply.siders, the fresh water economists, the Ayn Rand libertarians, most of the German public, the whole plutocrat/oligarch funded US think tank industry. And let’s not forget the daily propaganda-fest from Fox Fake News and Trash Talk Radio.
What has been done to Greece by the Eurobanksters is either economic malpractice or economic violence, or both.
tens of millions of shattered economic lives will continue to be the victims of Euro-sadomonetarism for no reason except for sociopathy
Keynes was right; demand is what sparks economies.
The Austerians are just plain wrong and mean….a thoroughly wretched and sadistic combination.
Our governing elites have excused themselves from taxes, and arrogated the entire growth of the economy to themselves. None of our growth gets to the government as taxes.
The people are fighting back. Strikes are a pretty common occurrence. All around the world, people are realizing that representative democracy is a joke.
The fascist movement that is our reactionary, modern, fanatical, myopic GOP thrives, in large part, by instilling hate and fear in the populace.