"Mortgage-backed securities, subprime loans, tranches — it’s pretty confusing, right? Does it make you feel bored? Or stupid? Well, it’s supposed to. Wall Street loves to use confusing terms to make you think only they can do what they do. Or even better, for you to just leave them the fuck alone."
"Every married lady wants to be treated like a queen, so she has to often wage a cold war against her mother-in-law and, at times, an open conflict to make a way to gain the crown and retain the highest position; in this pursuit, a woman loves to have no resistance or opposition from any quarter and, therefore, likes only a man who remains as an inactive king in the house. Unsurprisingly in this home battle, all arms and combat training to make her rule and reign supreme are often provided by her mother only."
"Because there are no easy remedies for social inequality, many scientists and public intellectuals also believe that the great masses of humanity are best kept sedated by pious delusions. Many assert that, while they can get along just fine without an imaginary friend, most human being will always need to believe in God. In my experience, people holding this opinion never seem to notice how condescending, unimaginative, and pessimistic a view it is of the rest of humanity-and of generations to come."
"He doesn't care to know what we're up against with political Islam. And it's a terrifying prospect because at a certain point the only people who are going to have thick enough skin to talk about this are the demagogues on our side; the Christian fascists on our side. Because someone like me will get out of the game, because it's just too much of a fucking hassle. And there are so many people who have reputations that they want to protect who agree with me on this but they can't go near this, right? It's too poisonous. They don't want Glenn Greenwald tweeting about them. That's the problem."