Quote of the Week

This weeks quote comes from the father of the environmental movement - Edward Abbey. Abbey's dedication to the preservation of the wilderness was almost unparalleled. Also known as the desert anarchist, Abbey condoned the use of radical tactics to wake people the fuck up while presenting the unpopular truths concerning the destruction of the environment. If you yahoos have still not read one of his books I suggest you pick one up using the old five finger discount..

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

"My God! I'm thinking, what incredible shit we put up with most of our lives - the domestic routine (same old wife every night), the stupid and useless and degrading jobs, the insufferable arrogance of elected officials, the crafty cheating and the slimy advertising of the businessmen, the tedious wars in which we kill our buddies instead of our real enemies back home in the capital, the foul, diseased and hideous cities and towns we live in, the constant petty tyranny of automatic washers and automobiles and TV machines and telephones-! ah Christ!, I'm thinking, at the same time that I'm waving goodby to that hollering idiot on the shore, what intolerable garbage and what utterly useless crap we bury ourselves in day to day,  while patiently enduring at the same time the creeping strangulation of the clean white collar and the rich but modest four-in-hand garrote!"

Also of note are his speeches where he calls out corrupt and lazy politicians with no regard for his reputation...
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