Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fascist Foodies

"If it's not al dente, it's just not pasta." - Mussolini

"That kale is not on the menu of every restaurant in this country is literally a crime against humanity." - Hitler

"I only drink Mexican Coke." - Franco

"Hmm... Do I want truffled fries or avocado fries?" - Imelda Marcos

"Freshly cooked steel-cut oats are the only fucking way I can start the day." - Stalin

"I carry a small bag of tamari almonds with me everywhere I go."
- Eva Peron

"The only thing I love more that quinoa is muff." - Gertrude Stein

"Is this arugula collectively farmed?" - Trotsky

"I drink wine from the skulls of desaparecidos to feel more Chilean."
- Pinochet

"Man was born to die." - Food Renunciationist Oswald Mosley

"I don't eat anything I haven't killed myself." - Ariel Sharon

"Chocolate, anyone?" - Putin, serving slices of Ukraine

"At table the Führer made another strong plea for vegetarianism. I consider his views correct. Meat-eating is a perversion of our human nature. When we reach a higher level of civilization, we shall doubtlessly overcome it." - Paul McCartney

"Vegetarianism, veganism, locavorism--all overreactions to the Fallenness of Man." - Michelle Obama

"People say Freud is dead, but all I see is oral regression."
- Caliph Ibrahim

"Send monsieur up a whore and a pot of coffee, immediately."
- François Hollande's secretary

"More slaw?" - only line of dialogue written from Al Gore's unfinished World War II screen treatment Copper Willed Men Together

“Why, I do believe I'll have the slaw with that ham sandwich!!!” - FDR screaming at a lunch counter, Biloxi, MS

"Alright folks, group lunch. Let's hand out the burgers, one for each and then we'll share those sides, right? Ok, where's the slaw?"
"Well. Mr. President, usually Jay would get the slaw."
::His mouth open, vacant stare, a humming sound...::
"Mr. President?"

"Always have it on hand, always." - Bill Clinton, "Re: Slaw," first declassified memo, Clinton Presidential Library

"What's all that in the fucking tub, James?"
"Get in, Mary!"
- the Carville Household Slaw Tub

"That cake looks like shit." - FDR

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Forever War, or, The Sustainability of Evil

"It's okay, no one cares anymore, you can kill them all this time if you want, or not, it doesn't matter." - John Kerry

"Whether you believe that Zionism and liberalism are essentially incompatible depends on how invested you are in thinking of yourself as a liberal instead of simply as a racist." - Peter Beinart

"Don't just watch the news, fucking motorboat it." - VICE News

"Climb every mountain, break every ceasefire." - Julie Andrews reading stories at a UN refugee camp

"Our blood is more precious!" - Ayelet Shaked attacking her daughter's ballet class

"It is no longer enough to drive the Jews into the sea. When this is accomplished, we will trade in our rockets for torpedos." - George Galloway

"Why think about things when you could make money off of them?"
- Dieudonné 

"The only good Jew is an anti-Semitic Jew." - Slavoj Zizek

"Violence is the only thing that matters." - Bibi whispering in the ear of his waiter as he tips big

"Would you rather push a thousand buttons or one button a thousand times?" - Vote for Hillary

"We knew we could count on him." - Hamas on Netanyahu

"My ancestors' suffering gives me the right to kill you!" - David Frum fighting Rashid Khalidi for the last chicken wing, MSNBC green room

"The Left has lost its monopoly on the hysterical." - Bernard-Henri Levy

"What we're seeing in Gaza is just another episode in the ancient struggle between the people and the State." - apparent foreign policy genius Joe Biden

"The first rule of modern urban warfare is that a threat can come from anywhere. In fact, threat is a kind of intrinsic property of the architectural environment itself. Every window, every wall, every stairway, every door, every playground, every brick and every stone, is a physical manifestation, as if out of Void, of anti-Semitism, and it must all be destroyed." - Matan Vilnai

"The double standard being imposed on Israel is unbelievable. No other country in the would be expected to accept this level of threat from its mass-imprisoned underclass." - Alan Dershowitz

"Why Israel? Because we care more when it's white people involved. When the news is on, I can barely tear myself away from the screen."
- Tahsin Beg, Yezidi spiritual leader

"What you are missing amidst all the talk of war crimes and occupation and human suffering is that it is undisciplined, unprincipled political laziness relying on the safety of insular coteries that we have to thank for history's greatest opportunities in urban renewal." - Michael Bloomberg

"This is not a Christian land, and Christian morality, of which every condemnation of Israel's conduct towards the Arabs stinks, does not apply here. This is the Future." - Elie Wiesel, key note address to AIPAC Policy Conference 2014

"The truth is, there is no end game here. We'll do what we have to do and say what we have to say to keep this going forever." - Moshe Ya'alon

"On the one hand, one admires the Israelis for their Nietzscheanism and is moved by the force of their rhetoric, the clarity of their vision, the purity of their violence, the vividness of their hatred, and, on the other hand, it's all very Game of Thrones." - Lena Dunham

"Nothing you say on this blog can be as crazy as the things Zionists say in real life." - Yochanan Gordon

"I did what I did out of selfishness, cowardice, and weakness. I confess this to you with no expectation of forgiveness, let alone of pity, nor with any hope that I may salvage from this self-awareness any semblance of integrity, honor, or respect. On the contrary, it only deepens my shame. Hate me. I deserve it. I share your disgust for me and your contempt for what I have done. The righteousness of your anger is the only consolation left to us." - Barack Obama to a dead Palestinian child

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Outer Heaven in Our Time

"How dare they challenge the Forever Peace!" - John McCain on ISIS

"We're sitting around playing Dungeons and Dragons and meanwhile the real libertarian dream is being lived in the Islamic State!" - Elon Musk overturns the game table at the Marin County Community Center

"What will the wogs do without the borders we provided them?"
- Winston Churchill to Mark Sykes in Hell

"The truth is, we didn't know what we were doing, we only knew that it was long past time for the colonial order to fall, so we gave it a push."
- Donald Rumsfeld

"I am the Angel of History." - George W. Bush 

"Where's the fast-forward?" - Bibi, fiddling with the Button

"...And so the last Emperor said, 'Why not let the Jew rule this land?' And peace echoed in perpetuity." - Book of Drone

"But what if this region were Rebooted as a series of air conditioned domes? Air conditioned societies! The whole of the Middle-East could be like the Qatar World Cup. It wouldn't be charity, investors would achieve a return in a responsible way, while the region's governments could safely dispose of excess labor populations. Win for win."
- Bill Gates, TEDxNYU Abu Dhabi

 "Can you feel the wind rising?" - Godzilla

"A currency doesn't need or want a state, only credit." - Chief Bitcoin Alchemist The Eternal Winkolvii, Athens: Open City

"It's not that things have to stay the same, necessarily, but that we can see no alternative to the status quo. Until you dwell in the sublime myopia of dogma and allow yourself to See No Further, you'll keep making the mistake of trying to give us something tangible that you think we want. We want you to plug in, little battery, and hum on until you burn out." - from "Succumbing to the Portal's Expanding Zone," Official Chamber of Commerce White Paper

"In the New China, we are free even of a sense of purpose."
- Optimus Xi

"The only way out is on top." - libertarian social policy, or, General Stanley DarkCrystal sending an entire Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation seminar to their deaths in a futile effort to take Pod 78

"Where's the submarine Davos Angel?"
"She went into the trench, sir."
"My God... All of the Thought Leaders are on board!" 

"A mind is a terrible thing." - Gen. Michael Hayden looks out on NSA pocket dimension Tartarus II

"Functions of the Imperial War Machine don't die, they just disaggregate." -  Totally Independent and non-Pentagon Affiliated Military Analyst Fmr. General Barry McAffrey

"Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, Magellan--these men weren't just explorers, they were CEO's!" - Timothy Geithner listens to his son give his high school class graduation speech and is horrified, he now knows it is necessary to turn against nature and destroy him

"Obviously, under the principles of asesthetic and monetary competition things will get out of hand and a Most Dangerous Game will be initiated. I for one cannot wait. Once you've shot all the wolves, your drones have to chase something." - Sheryl Sandberg promoting her new book Tilt Your Fucking Head to the Right a Little Bit

"I believe that superintelligent dragons once ruled the world." - Peter Thiel, Dreams From My Lizard Father     

"I'm sick of this shit. There will never be any such thing as robot overlords. People wield power over others because it's fun. Machines can't have fun. Take away the desire to dominate, the pleasure it gives, you take away the need to rationalize domination, the perfection of which is imagined by the paradoxical figure of the robot overlord. People who are afraid of being ruled by robots are idiots, and people who want to be ruled by robots are like Maxim readers masturbating with oven mitts." - Michael Bloomberg stroking the neck of an cyborg flamingo

"Big Data told me you were the One for Me." - Clinton interrupts the Oodawallah High School Prom Queen Coronation Ceremony

"I wouldn't go through that ranch if I were you, even if there is water there."
"That's Dr. Paul's ranch. If he catches you there he'll accuse you of stealing his gold and conduct horrible experiments upon you."
"What kind of experiments?"
"Experiments in extreme individuality."
- Madeline Albright Mark Wahlberg lead the Survivors south to safety in Mexico

"The fastest man on Venus couldn't outrun his dual psyche..." - tagline for Jodorowsky's Pistorious Rex

"That ass is crazy and it works like a steam engine."
- Steampunk Clinton

"There is a limit to Fucking." - Thomas Piketty

"Turn me into a vessel for Tomorrow!" - motto on cover of Hobby Lobby Employee Manual with picture of a rocket ship

"Once a woman owns her own uterus, property is meaningless!"
- Justice Samuel Alito, The View 

"We can't keep women in chains, but we can get them pregnant."
- John Boehner

"Privacy is a key concept in American jurisprudence, but we must take care that the doctrine applies only to the Government and never to the more sublime spheres of Power." - CJ Roberts, Ignorance v False Consciousness, 321 US 486 (2000 Forever)

"If you can spread it on a cracker, you can serve it to a liberal."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Don't you, see, it's about the fucking thrill! The license! Thrill, license, libertarianism, war, religion, freedom, futurism--they're they same, you see?, Absolute! It's like scraping the face of God!" - Antonin Scalia snorting pure blog

"What does Justice Alito always clutch in his hand, so close to his heart?"
"The black stone!"

"Let me lay down some status quo on you." - Anthony Kennedy, first sentence of every opinion

"Believe in yourself: You're a white man." - John Roberts, teaching his son not to move out of anyone's way when he walks down the street

"Excuse me, sir--"
"Just coz I'm black doesn't mean I work here!"
- Clarence Thomas and his clerk

"I'm not racist, I'm just saying, if you had to choose between 'pure blood' and 'impure blood,' what would you do? Exactly. Pure blood every time." - David Mamet to his Tisch Seminar

"The Brown must suffer that this land may be rich." - California State Motto 

"Some immigrants, like some aliens, mean to do us wrong."
- Steven Spielberg 

"Why not let the Market decide the Jewish Question?" - Ron Paul

"Thanks to me black people are now accepted as white ethnics."
- Spike Lee

"The national instrument of Germany is the fretless bass."
- Victor Wooten, Big in Germany

 "For a moment, the Nation was real!" - Dilma

"If national stereotypes are not real in sports, then there is no such thing as sports." - Henry Kissenger

"In honor of today's victory, we offer unconditional political asylum to Edward Snowden!" - Angela Merkel

"All these stadiums, Dilma, while children of the favelas go hungry, why?!"
"...Outer Heaven!"

"Put on a record."
"There are no records!"
"Haw haw haw!"
- Bush Birthday Bash, Kennebunkport Compound

"It's just easiest to be against the future in a general sense." - Grandpa Mitt to his secondary spawn

"Is it a boy or a girl?"
"Who cares: it's young."
- Mitch McConnell and Roy Blunt before fucking/eating alive a Senate page

"I just don't like this Blog. I prefer the smile of collusion."
- Lana Del Rey

"My youth is youth as such, and if you don't understand that, you're fucking poor." - Michael Cera

"My youth is my curse; my life, my penance." - Jesse Eisenberg

"I want, therefore I have." - Georgina Bloomberg

"There are way too many bras in the cafe." - Bushwick Clinton

"There's a pencil on a desk at the Clinton Foundation waiting to be pushed by you, young man, if only you renounce." - Ira Magaziner, Brown University Career Fair

"This age is not worth writing a hundred novels about." - Balzac

"Literature has written itself into the ground." - Attention Reform Advocate Jeff Bezos

"And over there regular people were once given books for free." - Bill Daley, The Chicago and Other Cities Still Riding High on How Awesome They Were in the 19th Century Tour

"Total madness, it's almost like the Chicago police can't overcome a national market for firearms." - Super Guns and Big Women editor Lance Clip begins to feel nagging doubt, Peoria, IL

"Let the ants fight, but let them fight with knives!" - Rahmandias

"Kill every peacock!" - the Sun King

"Don't you see it, baby?
"See what?"
"All the Evil everywhere." 

"Father didn't understand. He just wanted things to stay the way they were. But things don't stay they way they used to be. They never even really were they way they used to be really. We're cartoon cats that have always already run past the cliff of history. All I did was look down." - George W. Bush, writing a preface to a new edition of George Sorel's Reflections On Violence on a jetty at Kennebunkport

"There's George Bush! Should we push him into the waves?"
"No. He can't hurt anyone anymore."
- Keith Richards and Sir Mick Jagger vacationing in Kennebunkport

"My Dad will make sure all of you are killed." - Liz Cheney in line at the post office

"I'm not saying Saddam was responsible for 9/11. What I'm saying is that in the aftermath of 9/11, our leaders had an obligation to do everything possible to prevent terrorists from gaining access to even worse weapons. Saddam’s Iraq was the most likely nexus for such an exchange. The war in Iraq, the War on Terror, these are but pieces of a Larger War, a war against probability, against chance, a war in which victory will bring about not just a lasting or even everlasting peace, but the abolition of Time." - Dick Cheney

Monday, June 9, 2014


“Yes, God?”

"Man is the technology of God's self-overcoming." - Sergey Bring

"Man invented God to give meaning to his self-destruction by witnessing it." - Bowe Bergdahl

"God invented fucking so He could watch!" - Pope Balloon Catheter IV

"You think you're looking God in the eye, but really it's his asshole."
- Al Gore on why he left politics

"God dwells inside the flesh of men. He wants to be set free." - Alan Dershowitz to Michel Foucault, The Barracks

“Only God forgives, and all forgiveness springs from Him alone. Therefore, a single-payer system is blasphemy, for man must not usurp the office of the Lord.” – Edward Snowden before converting to the Orthodox Church

“‘Religion’ is an oxymoron. The very idea of it implies the coexistence of multiple ‘faiths’ that, to be understood as such, must share common denominators. But the True has nothing in common with the False. Therefore, there is no such thing as religion. There is only the fact of God, my God, who circumscribes the boundaries of my world, and the fact of the inhumanity of those Others who, because they have no relationship to God, have no relationship to me. What we must do is wipe away the historical conditions which man ‘religion’ possible, so that people, my people, will have a more sincere, atavistic intimacy with the Divine, and more honest relationship to the Enemy.”
- Ross Douthat

“God is just a name for the limits of our understanding. This explains why both the learned and the ignorant understand things in terms of God. The ignorant, because the less one understands, the more one sees God, and so the ignorant see God in everything. The learned, because when their inquiries come to an end, what remains unexplained is God. If nothing remains, then the thought of the learned is the thought of God, and so the learned see God in the mirror. Yet if something does remain unexplained after even the most exhaustive inquiries, then this is proof of God’s real existence as something other than the fantasies of the ignorant or the narcissism of the learned.”
- Putin, accepting an honorary doctorate from the Donetsk State University of Management

"Let us raise great Walls in human understanding, the better to secure our academic fiefdoms!" - Neil de Grass Tyson 

"God is a white man." - Arizona State Motto

Friday, June 6, 2014

Lance & Friends

"Yeah, I helped kidnap those Nigerian girls." - Lance Armstrong via satellite, Sky News

"I'll pay the fine and buy the girls and ensure their return if Magic Johnson gets on his knees and admits he was it that killed Christ!"
- Donald Sterling with Anderson Cooper

“I am the Turin Horse of world sport.” - Lance

“I’ll ride Qatar into the fucking ground like a mongrel! I can’t believe FIFA would do this to Big Bill, with Spike and Brad Pitt watching... It’s only begun, our dance.” - Bill Clinton after smashing a mirror in his Zurich hotel room, 2022 World Cup Host Country Announcement

“He’d better have an anxiety disorder, he murdered his fucking girlfriend.” - Lance on Oscar Pistorius, Sports Center

"I told you it would end like this." - Tom Cruise to Katie Holmes

"Big Women have no place on bikes." - Sec. of Transportation Lance Armstrong, Rubio Administration

“I’m leaving my job as White house Press Correspondent in order to spend more time exploring my sexual horizons.” - Jay Carney, press conference

“I’m a white man. I have to follow my desires.” - Jay Carney breaks the news to his wife

“You can’t quit on me, pal, I’ll make everything you love disappear like that!” - President Obama, slapping his palm on a copy of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

"The only escape plan I ever needed was divorce." - Lance on the Thai Coup

“Dissent with your sperm, obey with your cock.” - Zhang Yimou

“My message to Liu Han is, I feel you, man. We didn't break the rules. We played by the secret ones." - Lance, RT

“Sing a song of Power!” - Peng Liyuan

“This June 4th, let us remember nothing.” - Jiang Zemin

“I am the Tank Man.” - Lance Armstrong

"How much economic growth is the life of one student worth?"
- Kevin Jennings

"Look, Chinese people, I know family is, like, this thing for you, and history shows that your capacity for self-delusion is limitless, but look: all those people on that fucking airplane are dead." - compensated Malaysia Airlines spokesperson Lance Armstrong

"There are no Chinese People, only packs of yellow dogs." - Xi Jinping 

“What if they go down to that black box and they find Satan?!”
- Tony Abbot

"Our real problem here is that Malaysians are given the power of flight." - Ann Coulter

"Global Warming is caused by people who don't ride bikes and who ask way too many fucking questions." - Lance

“What I most regret about 2004 is never getting the chance to cultivate a friendship with Lance Armstrong.” - John Kerry

“I’m in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but only as a sideman.” - Lance

“I can’t tell you, Lance, what satisfaction it gives me, a man whose job it is to lay the groundwork for flying robots to carry out extrajudicial murders of American citizens, to lecture degenerates on justice.”
- John Kerry to an empty chair, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

“Your tears do not move me. Eat your vegetables. You want to grow up to be a big, strong liar.” - Lance

“Skype with your kids.” - Bill Clinton public service announcement billboard

“I hope my children take a trade.” - Lance

“Don’t be a pussy.” - John Kerry’s email to Edward Snowden, accidentally sent to his entire contact list

“Palestinian elections are the exceptions that proves the rule.” - Bibi

"I often come across migrants stranded in the desert on my Ultra Rides. I supposed I could stop to save them or at least offer comfort before they perish, but it would shave seconds off My Time." - Lance, Perpetual Training

"The wine is on me!" - King Juan Carlos partying with Antonio Banderas, Lil B, and Lance Armstrong

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Consent Is Impossible

Consent is impossible under patriarchy.

Consent is impossible under NCAA rules.

Consent is impossible on television.

Consent is given unasked for on the internet.

Consent does not limit liability absolutely.

Consent is impossible under the US Constitution.

Consent is impossible under the Carter Doctrine.

Consent is impossible under the Reagan Doctrine.

Consent is given in advance by the Bush Doctrine.

Consent is impossible in a modern state without the biopolitical manufacturing of compliant subjectivities.

The consent of the unborn is voiced by dead white men.

Consent is the form of appearance of command.

Consent is for God, cleanup for Caesar.

Consent is what you’re getting paid for.

Consent is impossible through mere cumulative growth.

Consent is impossible through mere redistribution of surplus.

Consent is impossible with wealth.

Too big not to consent to.

Consent is impossible in China.

Consent is running out in Hong Kong.

Consent is impossible in Ukraine.

Consent is impossible in Russia.

Consent is impossible in an occupied territory.

Consent is impossible between two invented peoples.

Consent is impossible between two non-self-identical subjects.

Consent is impossible after the linguistic turn.

Consent is impossible in Euclidian space.

Consent is impossible in the anthropocene.

Whether consent is possible depends on how you think about it, which depends on whether you want it to be.

Consent is possible, despite all these things, but sex is still masturbation with another person’s body.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ultimi Barbarorum, Ultimi Porcorum

“Her crime was having elbows, breasts, and epilepsy." - Assistant District Attorney Erin Choi

“It’s time to send a message about white privilege.” - Cyrus Vance Jr., sipping deeply from a cool glass of delicious irony

“If this won’t provoke them, I’m out of ideas.” - consulting detective Ray Kelly

“The jurors are sorry? Were they instructed to think nothing would come of it?” - a fifth-grade civics class

"The criminal justice system is a system of political repression. The war on drugs, stop-and-frisk, spying on Muslims, discriminatory use of hate crime laws against the very same people they're ‘supposed’ to protect, spurious warrants used to terrorize poor families and to pre-emptively arrest activists, entrapment of mentally disabled 'terrorists' and teenage anarchists, Ramarley Graham, Trayvon Martin, it’s all the same. Cops are the bad guys, and prosecutors and judges are just pigs in white collars. I hope that now that this lesson has been presented to you, white liberals, in a form resembling yourselves, you will finally remember it. I can’t make it any clearer to you than this." - Judge Ronald Zweibel

“I don’t see what the big deal is, we all know that police oppression, however regrettable, is acceptable under the cost-benefit analysis of Progressivism.” - Bill de Blasio

"To call the McMillan verdict a 'miscarriage of justice' slanders justice by associating it with courts. To criticize it as obscene is superfluous. Obscenity, and American Puritanical delight therein, is the point. The medium is the message." - George Zimmerman

"For defending herself, a victim of sexual assault was prosecuted by a women and convicted by a jury that was two-thirds female. The system works!" - Candidate Clinton

"I knew the Defendant was guilty when I heard evidence that she had ordered a full pint at the local pub instead of a Lady's half-pint."
- NeoVictorian Juror No. 6

“Exercising her rights?! Dressed like that?! Your honor, when my two favorite askings-for-it converged in the body of the same woman, I just couldn’t help myself!” - Police Officer Grantley Bovell

“You have the right to remain an unorganized jelly without stimulus response, legal recourse, or social recognition.” - the Constitution of the United States

“What would happen if instead of taking plea bargains, everyone demanded a trial? Some say that the criminal justice system would be paralyzed by gridlock, and a valuable lesson learned by all, but this strikes me as a little naive. Things would just look more like Egypt.”
“Ah, but this is what the Egyptians don’t understand: You don’t need show trials.”
- Andrew Cuomo and Eric Holder before being shushed at a screening of Triumph of the Will, Anthology Film Archives

“America was founded on the idea that everyone is free to do what they want as long as they don’t infringe upon the freedom of others to do the same. What is freedom but power, the power of individuals to pursue their own happiness, and what is State Power but the guarantor of this freedom, and, therefore, font of all freedom? What about Power--it's rights, it's freedom, it's happiness?! Was not Miss McMillan, in exercising her right of free speech, infringing on the rights of Power, it’s freedom to rule, to make us free!?!” - Jon Stewart “finding common ground” with Bill O’Reilly over a thousand tiny beers at McSorley’s

“Rizzo lives!” - Wall Street graffito

“Better to drop bombs on African-American neighborhoods in Hell than beat a white woman with a club in heaven. - Frank Rizzo

“We need a Bull Connor of the Left.” - Michael Bloomberg

"Any hesitation whatsoever in complying with the physical aggression of a police officer upon one’s person is criminal. If you so much as flinch when a pig’s hand brushes your genitals in a routine stop-and-frisk, you’ll find your face on the curb. Punch a cop who gropes your breast, you could be facing seven year in jail. Pigs expect obedience that is beyond--no, beneath--canine. A dog one expects to have to train. From a human, pigs expect instinctive submission--an ecstatic, organic unity of will between master and slave. The pig believes his touch is never wrong and that this is something everyone should know in their very nerve endings. In short, pigs think everyone is just as servile as they are. " - Rudy Giuliani, consulting webinar

“We pigs are constitutionally indignant, you see. Skepticism towards power is not the foundation of democracy, but a betrayal of it. Doubt is an admission of guilt. Don't people read the social contract before they sign it?” - Teddy Roosevelt in bed with a horse

"Power is the death of life and the death of death. Who holds a club or wears a gun is my brother. The law is my slogan. The asp is my sign. The trial is my protest, the protest of power against the powerless. The way I am is the way people oughta be.” - Fraternal Order of the NYPD, initiatory rites

“‘Joy is an animal doing what it is trained to do,’ says Liam Neeson. Pigs agree.” - the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association

“Yes, the police are the private army of the State and, by extension, of the vested interests and ruling cliques that run it, and, yes, the police are ultimately the instrument of larger, impersonal systems of economic, racial, gender-based, sexuality-regulating, technoscientific, and biopolitical domination, all those things are true, but, never forget, at the end of the day, the police fights for itself, which is not at all the same thing as saying that we fight for the law. Every arrest is a ritual that creates the problem—the ‘need’ for police—that it seems to solve. Do bad things happen? Do people sometimes need to be stopped doing what they are doing, immediately and even forcefully if necessary? Yes, of course. But why should this responsibility—which is nothing but the responsibility that all people have to each other—be delegated to a professionalized paramilitary force? How much more powerful a deterrent would it be for a person to know that if she were to transgress, she would implicate the entire community into having to deal with her? The police exist to atomize society, to disrupt the communism that is always there as the social default, waiting to be realized.” - Bill Bratton, speech to new recruits

“Are all cops really pigs? Aren’t you exaggerating? What is it you want? No police? What would we do then, without a police force to protect us from each other? We’d all just, what? Get along? Take care of one another? Work through our differences? What about my rights?!”
- Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2006