Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

6 comments April 22nd, 2005at 06:36pm Posted by Eli

Once again, I am taking liberties with myself (whoa!) – this week’s quote is in fact an excerpt from the book I am currently reading: Altered Carbon, by Richard Morgan (see Book Meme posting for more information). It’s really not a political book, but it has a quote from an imaginary political book that had some very aptly cynical observations (albeit perhaps a bit… militant for my tastes).

The personal, as everyone’s so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here – it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide out from under with a wink and a grin…. [call for bloody personal vengeance deleted] And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous, marks the difference – the only difference in their eyes – between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and time again they cream your liquidation, your displacement and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it’s just business, it’s politics, it’s the way of the world, it’s a tough life, and that it’s nothing personal. Well, fuck them. Make it personal.
Things I Should Have Learned by Now
Volume II

I wonder if the call waiting will say “Federal Bureau of Investigation”, or just “FBI”…

And here is a subversive, militant cat (as evidenced by Of Arms and Men on the left, and the Risk game above, suggesting dreams of World Conquest):

Dozer has apparently selected Pictionary, a bold move for someone without opposable thumbs. Posted by Hello

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  • 1. V  |  April 22nd, 2005 at 6:54 pm

    Don’t ALL cats dream of world conquest?

  • 2. Eli  |  April 22nd, 2005 at 6:54 pm

    Well, yeah. But they don’t usually do *research*.

  • 3. watertiger  |  April 22nd, 2005 at 7:01 pm

    in this case, “word conquest”, methinks. what with Eli in da house.

  • 4. Anonymous  |  April 22nd, 2005 at 7:29 pm

    I think Dozer wants to play sCATergories. Bwahaha!

  • 5. oldwhitelady  |  April 23rd, 2005 at 9:44 am

    Dozer is such a pretty kitty. Was he playing with Eek? Or was he hanging out on the games? Since his eyes are open, I take it he’s not sleeping:)
    Groan at anonymous’s pun. Wish I’d thought of it.

  • 6. Eli  |  April 23rd, 2005 at 11:27 am

    I think he was just chillin’. I think he used to like that spot, although I’m not really sure why. It doesn’t *look* comfortable…

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