From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE?
Hunter & Nelson: Joyride!
Today is Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday and the late Hunter S. Thompson's 75th birthday. I'd have paid good money to see them careening down the highway, top down in a cloud of dust on their way to Vegas, waxing philosophical on life and the human condition. (Actual quotes)
Nelson: During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.Happy birthday, guys.
Hunter: America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
Nelson: Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.Yeah. That would be a helluva joyride.Hunter: The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it. Doom is the operative ethic.
Nelson: I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Hunter: Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.
Nelson: A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.?
Hunter: All political power comes from the barrel of either guns, pussy, or opium pipes, and people seem to like it that way.
Nelson: Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Hunter: It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die.
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