flickr

60 Plymouth Fury by Greg Gjerdingen
Via Flickr:
Minnesota Street Rod Association “Back to the Fifties” June 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul MN

As long as today’s problems are stated in terms of mass politics and ‘mass organisation’, it is clear that only States and mass parties can deal with them. But if the solutions that can be offered by the existing States and parties are acknowleged to be either futile or wicked, or both, then we must look not only for different 'solutions’ but especially for a different way of stating the problems themselves.
—  Andrea Caffi
flickr

1955 Buick Century by Greg Gjerdingen
Via Flickr:
Minnesota Street Rod Association “Back to the Fifties” June 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul MN www.flickr.com/photos/greggjerdingen/6250915049/in/photos…

Of all the statist violations of individual rights in a mixed economy, the military draft is the worst. It is an abrogation of rights. It negates man’s fundamental right—the right to life—and establishes the fundamental principle of statism: that a man’s life belongs to the state, and the state may claim it by compelling him to sacrifice it in battle. Once that principle is accepted, the rest is only a matter of time.
—  Ayn Rand
flickr

1957 Chevrolet 150 by Greg Gjerdingen
Via Flickr:
Minnesota Street Rod Association “Back to the Fifties” June 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul MN

“For all your educational needs, visit scenic State University.”

“We may not know which state we’re in, but we promise it’s a good one.”

“Probably one with a lot of water. We don’t remember.”

“Our state-of-the-art facilities accommodate the needs of only the best and brightest–

–terrifying, faceless monstrosities.”

“For all you humans with faces worried if you’ll fit in, though, don’t worry! Our groundbreaking new video corruption technologies make everyone’s clothes–

–look like they were run over by a tank, so you can bond over appearing to have survived some great war.”

“Begin your educational journey today at today at State University. We May Not Know Which State We Are… But We’re Definitely Yours™”

flickr

1960 Chrysler New Yorker Astradome Instrument Panel by Greg Gjerdingen
Via Flickr:
I want my new car in this color with this color interior. Minnesota Street Rod Association “Back to the Fifties” June 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul MN Thousands of car pictures at the link below: www.flickr.com/photos/greggjerdingen/collections/72157631…

instagram

“All authority is quite degrading. It degrades those who exercise it, and degrades those over whom it is exercised. When it is violently, grossly, and cruelly used, it produces a good effect by creating, or at any rate bringing out, the spirit of revolt and individualism that is to kill it. When it is used with a certain amount of kindness, and accompanied by prizes and rewards, it is dreadfully demoralising. People, in that case, are less conscious of the horrible pressure that is being put on them, and so go through their lives in a sort of coarse comfort, like petted animals, without ever realising that they are probably thinking other people’s thoughts, living by other people’s standards, wearing practically what one may call other people’s second-hand clothes, and never being themselves for a single moment.”
— Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism