We aren’t better because we want to be. Because the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Because all the do gooders in the world whether they’re doing good for others or doing it for themselves are troublemakers. On the basis of ‘kindly let me help you or you’ll drown’, said the Monkey putting the fish safely up a tree. — AlanWattsAn owl finding something to eat in the snow
Underground Tunnels of Los Angeles – During prohibition, corrupt city officials ran drinking dens under the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.
I am a democrat because I believe in the Fall of Man. I think most people are democrats for the opposite reason. A great deal of democratic enthusiasm descends from the ideas of people like Rousseau, who believed in democracy because they thought mankind so wise and good that everyone deserved a share in the government. The danger of defending democracy on those grounds is that they’re not true. And whenever their weakness is exposed, the people who prefer tyranny make capital out of the exposure… The real reason for democracy is just the reverse. Mankind is so fallen that no man can be trusted with unchecked power over his fellows. Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves. I do not contradict him. But I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters. C.S. Lewis on Equality and Our Core Misconception About Democracy
You Haven’t Driven in Texas Until You’ve Driven a Pickup Truck | “YOU CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS IN A TRUCK. YOU CAN GO ACROSS A MEDIAN WHEN YOU’RE STUCK IN TRAFFIC. WATER, MUD, ANYTHING. THERE’S A SENSE OF, ‘I CAN DO THIS, AND YOU CAN’T.’”
Old Concept Cars – Concepts cars of the past The Toyota EX-II(1969)