“King’s response to our crisis can be put in one word: revolution. A revolution in our priorities, a re-evaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens.
In concrete terms, this means… civil disobedience; and life and death confrontations with the powers that be. Like King, we need to put on our cemetery clothes and be coffin-ready for the next great democratic battle.”
“You know, it’s a wonder lightning just doesn’t strike people dead on the spot when they say stuff like [John Boehner said].”
“If the gentleman from Butler County stood yelling, knowing that he’s a gun-toter, and I felt threatened, would I be protected under court law if I blew his brains out?”
“I think [Obama] should pick up a baseball bat and just start bashing ’em over the head, hoping that the Republicans will gain some common sense.”
Questioner: “After we impeach Clarence Thomas, what do we do with him?”
Protester: “Do with him? We string him up. And his wife, too.”
Yelling Protester: “Revolution now! Revolution now!”
Questioner: “What’s your name, sir?”
Protester: “Roger Fraser, from Chicago, and happy to be here!
I tell ya, this is what we need more of in America. This kind of street heat brought against those kind of folks [the participants at the Koch conference], you know, to win this country back.”
Questioner: “What do you mean by revolution?”
Protester: “Revolution. You know what I mean by revolution. What’s happening now in Egypt [violent overthrow of the government], same thing needs to happen here.”
“Anytime anyone says anything libertarian, spit on them. Libertarians are by definition enemies of the state: they are against promoting American citizens’ general welfare and against policies that create a perfect union. Like Communists before them, they are actively subverting the Constitution and the American Dream, and replacing it with a Kleptocratic Nightmare.”
“You’re damn right, Dick Cheney’s heart’s a political football. We ought to rip it out and kick it around and stuff it back in him.”