Ben Linder Quote
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
“In Haig's presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
Woodward and Bernstein. The Final Days, chapter 14 (1976)
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951), p. 43
Picture Source: WikipediaBen Linder
Born: July 7, 1959
Died: April 28, 1987 (aged 27)
Bio: Benjamin Ernest Ben Linder, was an American engineer who was working on a small hydroelectric dam in rural northern Nicaragua when he was killed by the Contras, an affiliation of rebel groups funded by the U.S. government/CIA. Coming at a time when U.S.