|Most of the people who want other people to go and fight in wars have never been in one themselves. Most of the people who sell you junk food wouldn’t eat it themselves (when was the last time you saw an executive eating at McDeaths?)Most of the people who try to deny people access to drugs because they want to make more money have no problems getting health care.
All of the government ministers who always want to build more roads and have less public transport have chauffeur driven carsMost of the soldiers in World War One hated their officers more than they hated the opposite side. There were many cases of officers being shot in the back as the soldiers advanced. Most of the people that say global warming isn’t happening are large corporations whose profit-making would be seriously curtailed if there were any effective laws introduced. Most of the people who are so incensed by even the slightest criticism of Israel are from the United States. Most of the people who talk about the 10 commandments neglect to mention the sermon on the mount (thanks to Kurt Vonnegut via Mickey Z). Most of the people who don’t believe in sex before marriage also believe you should be fruitful and multiply (thanks to Bill Hicks!)Most of the people who believe you should ban smoking DON’T also believe that you should ban driving, which is another habit that kills both users and non-users, causes pollution and creates an unpleasant smell.Most of the usually right-wing protestors that support hunting in the UK that were arrested got considerably more lenient sentences than those protesting on the opposite side. Most oil companies have large sections of their websites devoted to telling you how much time they are spending on renewable energy. They don’t really mention that it is a tiny fraction of their business. They also tend to try and steer the discussion away from paramilitaries.More of most UK MPs time is spent with lobbyists rather than voters.Most of the people who won’t support a total ban on landmines do not know anyone maimed or killed by one http://www.brooklynbrothers.com/movies/un60.mov
Most of what George Orwell said was fantastic....
"Capitalism leads to dole queues, the scramble for markets and war. Collectivism leads to concentration camps, leader worship and war. There is no way out of this unless a planned economy can somehow be combined with the freedom of the intellect, which can only happen if the concept of right and wrong is restored to politics."