“You’re blowing it with Fox News. The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive, and you’ve cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society. You can be better, and this is going to be your legacy if you’re not careful.”—
STEVE JOBS, to News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch, as quoted by biographer Walter Isaacson.
If Steve Jobs can’t convince Rupert of that, then no one can.
That’s a very interesting perspective on the dichotomy. Most of the stuff we argue against here is not that Conservatives are actually trying to “Conserve” anything it’s that they’re trying to destroy things. Destroy civil rights, destroy voting rights, destroy the right to privacy, destroy the middle class, destroy social programs, destroy the voice of the people, destroy any and all dissenters.
I’d rather build and construct than slash and repeal.
“On the day he unveiled the Macintosh, a reporter from Popular Science asked Jobs what type of market research he had done. Jobs responded by scoffing, ‘Did Alexander Graham Bell do any market research before he invented the telephone?’”—Steve JobsbyWalter Isaacson (via maxistentialist)
“Maybe you should go ask Osama Bin Laden if he thought he was prepared.”— David Axelrod, on Morning Joe, pushing back against the charge Barack Obama was ill prepared to be president. (via liberalsarecool)
“It is not the job of the protesters to draft legislation. That’s the job of the nation’s leaders, and if they had been doing it all along there might not be a need for these marches and rallies. Because they have not, the public airing of grievances is a legitimate and important end in itself. It is also the first line of defense against a return to the Wall Street ways that plunged the nation into an economic crisis from which it has yet to emerge.”—Lo and behold, after weeks of terrible Occupy Wall Street coverage, The NY Times publishes a strong, clear, and well-reasoned editorial expressing wholehearted support for the movement. (via wespeakfortheearth)