In A Nation Ruled By Swine, All Pigs Are Upward-mobile-and The Rest Of Us Are Fucked Until We Can Put Our Acts Togethe

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In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile-and the rest
of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily
to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. We owe that to
ourselves and our crippled self-image as something better than a nation
of panicked sheep.
-- Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939), journalist
-- The Great Shark Hunt, Jacket Copy for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1979)