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You Mean They Actually Vote For The Lizards?

Excerpt from 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by the late Douglas N. Adams:

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[Ford said] "... On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur. "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going in for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in."

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...and I'm all out of bubble gum

This is for all you hoopy froods out there...

You know who you are.

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Hey lizard lips!

Yeah, I'm talking to you!

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Instincts

Always choose the right instinct to make decisions with. If you don't, you might go extinct.

Besides the reptilian instincts, we also have some of the genes that insects have.

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?