24 September 2006

Quote for the day

"Poor polluted, exploited, resource-depleted, population-pressured, deforested, and desertified [Third World] countries. And none of their problems are of their own making. None of their problems proceed from fatuous oligarchies, wild corruption, or whimsical economic rights; from notions of personal freedom borrowed from termite mounds; or from political systems that wouldn't pass muster in a tribe of Barbary apes. None of their problems are the result of fondness for violence or sloth or of social traditions such as treating women like dogs and treating dogs like lunch. None of their problems are caused by religious zealotry, fanatical nationalism, tribalism, xenophobia....."

P. J. O'Rourke


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