On discourse, modern and otherwise

Civics, discourse, etc. are obviously my bag. Although I link to it too rarely, Perceval Press seems to have a comment on the same, at the moment. Attending to the homepage, the following series of quotes is on offer:

It would seem from even a cursory reading of world history that there is no new horror under the sun, that we will perhaps always have to contend with destructive impulses in ourselves and others. That does not prevent us from making an effort to change, from working to find a better way. – Viggo Mortensen
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God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, ‘Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it! It’s yours. -Ann Coulter
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The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men. -Black Elk
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…a cruise missile is more important than Head Start. -Ann Coulter
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Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world. -Mother Teresa
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We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. -Ann Coulter
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A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings. -Epictetus
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You can’t just let nature run wild!” -Alaska Governor defending wolf hunting

You have to respect a dose of Epictetus. Or Ann Coulter. Opinions differ (some people, as I understand it, even find her an appealing person).

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