What I'm saying is simply that every totalitarian society, no matter how strict, has had its underground. In fact, two undergrounds. There's the underground involved in political resistance and the underground involved in preserving beauty and fun--which is to say, preserving the human spirit. ― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
"Wir haben wirklich die kriminellste Regierung der Welt.
Zweifellos, auch die meisten anderen sind kriminell – USA, Saudi-Arabien, Israel, Türkei, um nur einige Beispiele zu nennen. Aber während diese ihre kriminelle Energie nach außen
richten, gegen andere Völker, richtet die deutsche Regierung ihre Aggressivität gegen das eigene Volk – sie ist keine
deutsche, sondern eine antideutsche Regierung. (Jürgen Elsässers)"
Going back to the time of the Bible, the intellectuals who later were called “false prophets” worked for specific interests of those in power. We know that there were dissident intellectuals at the time who had an alternative view of the world, the ones later called “prophets”—a dubious translation of an obscure word. Well, these intellectuals were marginalized, tortured. Things haven´t changed much in our time. (Noam Chomsky) (2014) (Dissident Intellectuals)
Old men are dangerous it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world. (George Bernard Shaw)