Official Quotes

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mcdonalds-being-the-official-restaurant-of-the-olympics-is-like-smoking-being-the-official-medicine-of-cancer
an-official-man-is-always-an-official-man-and-he-has-a-wild-belief-in-the-value-of-reports
jacksonvilles-official-bird-is-butterfly-the-butterfly-is-also-jacksonvilles-official-flower-jarod-kintz
Among the many symbols used to frighten and manipulate the populace of the democratic states, few have been more important than "terror" and "terrorism." These terms have generally been confined to the use of violence by individuals and marginal groups. Official violence, which is far more extensive in both scale and destructiveness, is placed in a different category altogether. This usage has nothing to do with justice, causal sequence, or numbers abused. Whatever the actual sequence of cause and effect, official violence is described as responsive or provoked ("retaliation, " "protective reaction, " etc.), not as the active and initiating source of abuse. Similarly, the massive long-term violence inherent in the oppressive social structures that U.S. power has supported or imposed is typically disregarded. The numbers tormented and killed by official violence-wholesale as opposed to retail terror-during recent decades have exceeded those of unofficial terrorists by a factor running into the thousands. But this is not "terror, " [... ] "security forces" only retaliate and engage in "police action." These terminological devices serve important functions. They help to justify the far more extensive violence of (friendly) state authorities by interpreting them as "reactive" and they implicitly sanction the suppression of information on the methods and scale of official violence by removing it from the category of "terrorism." [... ] Thus the language is well-designed for apologetics for wholesale terror.

Noam Chomsky
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official-version-official-version-front-242
its-official-then-everyone-knew-i-was-gay-before-i-did-liz-kessler
who-grins-in-official-circumstances-vladimir-nabokov
everything-looks-official-with-tiny-leaves-around-it
like-some-high-official-you-have-to-tell-your-brain-do-it-come-on-i-have-to-do-it-haile-gebrselassie
almost-everything-official-in-america-is-huge-fraud-james-purdy
theres-something-about-having-badge-that-just-makes-you-feel-official
if-you-were-public-official-you-had-to-be-accountable-you-had-to-be-reachable
official-truths-are-often-powerful-illusions-john-pilger
the-truth-was-stranger-than-official-fiction-dean-koontz
the-official-spokesperson-is-most-anonymous-source-all-john-alejandro-king
i-want-a-relationship-its-official-im-bored-of-being-single
law-is-any-application-for-official-use-coercion-that-succeeds
its-official-becoming-a-lesbian-forever-cause-boys-suck
great-change-doesnt-come-with-official-endorsement-patti-digh
i-am-excited-especially-now-that-it-is-finally-official-this-has-been-dream-mine-since-i-was-little-jana-lindsey
the-message-here-is-you-cannot-under-any-circumstances-throw-object-at-official-you-just-cannot-do-it
greetings-cybernuts-this-is-ib-nosey-your-official-unofficial-reporter-ib-nosey
we-live-in-a-generation-where-no-relationship-is-official-until-it-is-on-facebook
it-pains-me-whenever-theres-death-law-enforcement-official-eric-holder
official-aid-is-more-likely-to-retard-development-than-to-promote-it
im-not-public-official-im-businessman-im-builder-im-planner
Until then, my teenage soul-suspicious of cheerfulness, though still reflexively respectful of authority-would feel increasingly uncomfortable in the presence of the official soul. The official soul, as transmitted through church and Christian paraphernalia, was upbeat, incurious, happy with its lot. It did not have any heroes other than the ones who appeared in the Bible, and it was content to hear the same stories about these people over and over again. It described pain and suffering in such a way that a person might think alcoholism or the loss of a child were no more inconvenient than a tussle with the flu: after it passed, you could stand in front of the congregation on Sunday and testify that it was all better, and God was good. As far as I could tell, that was the only story told by the official soul, and the real and true sadnesses had be excised for a more mellifluous account. Which made it seem as if there were things you couldn't talk about in church, or with people from church-what made you laugh, why you cried at a movie, what made you angry, or what books you read that hadn't been written by C.S. Lewis, A.W. Tozer, or D.L. Moody. Church was supposed to be the most important thing in life, but so much of life was left out, because so much of its trouble was assumed to be conquered. My pastor mentioned Kierkegaard in a sermon only once, and it would be a long time before I discovered that there was a storied Christian who suffered from, and so in some way sanctioned, depression, rage, sarcasm, and despair-the diseases that took hold in adolescence, for which church offered no cure.

Carlene Bauer
until-then-my-teenage-soulsuspicious-cheerfulness-though-still-reflexively-respectful-authoritywould-feel-increasingly-uncomfortable-in-presence-official-soul-the-official-soul-a
q-have-you-been-released-are-you-still-beta-version-a-no-official-release-myself-will-ever-follow-q-then-you-are-not-a-i-rossana-condoleo
that-annoying-moment-when-the-official-trailer-is-better-than-the-actual-movie
when-government-official-says-problem-has-been-contained-pay-no-attention-seth-klarman
in-indiana-we-dont-have-official-state-religion-but-if-we-did-it-would-be-basketball
clutter-is-official-language-used-by-corporations-to-hide-their-mistakes-william-zinsser
i-do-not-believe-you-have-to-be-elected-official-to-help-change-world-in-fact-maybe-it-is-easier-from-outside
in-my-official-status-i-cannot-comment-on-et-contact-however-personally-i-can-assure-you-we-are-not-alone-charles-camarda
i-think-dianne-feinstein-may-be-most-orwellian-political-official-in-washington-glenn-greenwald
im-in-danger-losing-my-job-as-official-scribe-to-my-inner-voice-jarod-kintz
of-course-no-government-official-will-ever-tell-you-that-cities-may-be-making-people-in-them-ill-steven-magee
i-went-down-on-official-visit-met-players-fell-in-love-with-it-josh-taylor
according-to-latest-official-figures-43-all-statistics-are-totally-worthless-ashleigh-brilliant
i-think-we-can-all-agree-that-official-language-united-states-should-be-latin-michel-templet
its-official-in-2012-gas-cost-more-than-cure-for-aids-jarvis-duvel-gayden
an-evil-man-is-bent-only-on-rebellion-merciless-official-will-be-sent-against-him-proverbs-1711
i-am-not-jesus-official-church-tolerated-by-those-in-power-i-am-not-your-superstar
nobody-believes-the-official-spokesman-but-everybody-trusts-an-unidentified-source
yeah-a-real-date-something-official-you-me-tonight-were-long-overdue-sophie-jordan
my-plays-have-been-translated-into-all-official-languages-south-africa-except-afrikaans-zakes-mda
i-thought-that-this-must-be-what-purgatory-was-like-cant-go-forward-cant-go-back-awaiting-some-official-judgment-megan-miranda
heres-brian-flynn-his-official-height-is-five-feet-five-he-doesnt-look-much-taller-than-that-alan-green
some-speakers-we-bring-on-campus-may-not-reflect-official-church-teaching-but-thats-how-it-is-william-p-leahy
step-outside-guidelines-official-umpires-make-your-own-rules-your-own-reality
we-have-first-amendment-to-rely-on-whenever-elected-official-tries-to-impinge-on-our-rights-to-speak
he-was-living-dead-man-according-to-official-records-he-had-died-not-once-but-twice-yet-he-still-breathed-matt-hilton
you-dont-go-on-bendedknee-to-petition-official-culture-for-your-rights-you-have-to-take-them-terence-mckenna
i-was-first-arts-council-official-in-archipelago-to-do-something-for-what-you-might-call-indigenous-music-michael-longley
ted-knapp-has-given-me-most-technical-fouls-any-official-and-yet-were-friends-we-both-respected-one-another-rick-moss
ive-never-worked-in-politics-never-been-a-member-of-an-official-committee-or-a-political-party
now-god-had-caused-official-to-show-favor-sympathy-to-daniel-daniel-19
well-ive-been-in-political-arena-all-my-life-10-years-that-as-candidate-elected-official-thats-about-enough-jim-hightower
throughout-this-countrys-history-there-have-of-course-been-systematic-efforts-to-create-an-official-underclass
the-jewelry-store-tiffany-co-was-founded-before-italy-became-an-official-country
i-might-have-to-consider-coaching-im-getting-too-old-to-be-world-class-runner-my-mind-isnt-gone-enough-to-become-official-sebastian-coe
it-is-impossible-to-find-single-example-monopoly-that-has-ever-existed-without-official-protection-faustino-ballve
he-said-yeah-well-artists-are-lot-like-gangsters-they-both-know-that-official-version-one-everyone-else-believes-is-lie-russell-banks
every-word-woman-writes-changes-story-world-revises-official-version-carolyn-see
when-i-walked-into-party-coach-shanahan-said-congratulations-were-happy-to-have-you-that-really-made-it-official-to-me-wesley-duke
there-seems-to-be-correlation-between-intensity-official-attacks-on-gold-severity-monetary-crises-hans-f-sennholz
one-most-lethal-mistakes-public-official-can-make-is-raising-taxes-not-paying-your-own
i-have-no-intention-resigning-confidently-expect-to-resume-official-duties-within-three-months-frederick-william-borden
yeah-well-artists-are-lot-like-gangsters-they-both-know-that-official-version-one-everyone-else-believes-is-lie-jocko-henderson