see the violence inherent in the system!!

  • Optimus Prime: I am your leader!
  • Megatron: Well, I didn't vote for you.
  • Optimus: You don't vote for primes.
  • Starscream: Well, how'd you become Prime, then?
  • Optimus: Primus, clad in the purest shimmering light, held aloft the Matrix from the bosom of the planet core, signifying by divine providence that I, Orion Pax, was to carry the Matrix. That is why I am your leader.
  • Megatron: Listen, strange deities napping in planet centers and distributing magic baubles is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical magic chest jewelry.
  • Megatron: You can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some all-powerful tart threw a pretty "rock of wisdom" at you!
  • Optimus: [grabs Megatron and shakes him] Shut up! Will you shut up?!
  • Megatron: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help, I'm being repressed!
  • Liberal: We'd have a much better country if the working class actually got out and voted! They lack education and they're just so so racist and backward!
  • Leftist: Do you think it's that, or do you think it's because we have a system that lets them down by default? And they realize that no amount of liberal-sounding jargon about ending poverty and ending structural violence amounts to anything materially? Do you really think a democrat politician could "fix education" beyond surface changes? Like all other peddlers of social ideology, our education system is designed to keep the gears of the economy turning -- seeing as the economy is controlled by the capitalist elite, the social institutions (education, politics, etc.) are inherently subordinated to those elite interests. Much of the working class understands this on some level, it's just that an isolating culture and propagandized media drain their potential and influence.
  • Liberal: Shhhh Hillary's giving a speech!! Yaaassss Queen!!!
  • Republic Citizen: Listen. Strange women sitting in temples distributing lightsabers is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical mystical ceremony.
  • Jedi Knight: Be quiet!
  • Republic Citizen: You can’t expect to wield supreme power just ‘cause some silly tart threw a lightsaber at you!
  • Jedi Knight: Shut up!
  • Republic Citizen: I mean, if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some magic bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away!
  • Jedi Knight: [grabs citizen] Shut up! Will you shut up?!
  • Republic Citizen: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system!
  • Jedi Knight: [shakes citzen] Shut up!
  • Republic Citizen: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help, I’m being repressed!
on cake and consumerism
  • me: I was afk staring mournfully at the kitchen in the hopes of materialising biscuits through sheer force of will
  • friend: that rarely works
  • friend: I wonder why no one has started a 24-hour biscuit/cake delivery service yet
  • me: capitalism has failed us all
  • me: I mean, apart from the whole consumerism and structural violence thing
  • friend: that too
  • friend: but if it's going to give us those it should at least do takeaway cake
  • me: quite
Monty Python Memes
  • "Bereft of life, it rests in peace."
  • "Always look on the bright side of life."
  • “My philosophy, like color television, is all there in black and white.”
  • “Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.”
  • “It's funny, isn't it? How your best friend can just blow up like that?”
  • “Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?”
  • “I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled, is there?”
  • "Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help! I'm being repressed!”
  • “Tonight, instead of discussing the existence or non- existence of God, they have decided to fight for it.”
  • "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
  • “And now for something completely different.”
  • “No it can't! An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.”
  • “The Castle Aaahhhgggg - our quest is at an end.”
  • “Of course, it’s a bit of a jump, isn’t it? I mean, er… chartered accountancy to lion taming in one go… You don’t think it might be better if you worked your way towards lion taming, say via banking?”
  • "He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!"
  • "I'm Brian, and so's my wife!"
  • "Oh, it’s ‘blessed are the meek’. I’m glad they’re getting something, they have a hell of a time."
  • "I’m sorry to have kept you waiting, but I’m afraid my walk has become rather sillier recently."
  • "Well you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you."