As American as he was, his opinions and insights could apply to just about any democratic society.
It is truly sad that such a man saw suicide as his only escape from the insanity that this world has become.
Some believe it was because he had terminal cancer, some believe it was because he saw what was coming and opted out, rather than weathering yet another storm.
Some believe it was not suicide at all, but a hit by the NWO scum because he had undeniable evidence. Truth about the motives and reasons for that disastrous day on September 11, 2001.
Whatever the situation, suicide, or murder, the world has lost an important and insightful man.
"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others-the living-are those who pushed their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later."
"People who claim to know jackrabbits will tell you they are primarily motivated by Fear, Stupidity, and Craziness. But I have spent enough time in jackrabbit country to know that most of them lead pretty dull lives; they are bored with their daily routines: eat, fuck, sleep, hop around a bush now and then... No wonder some of them drift over the line into cheap thrills once in a while; there has to be a powerful adrenalin rush in crouching by the side of a road, waiting for the next set of headlights to come along, then streaking out of the bushes with split-second timing and making it across to the other side just inches in front of the speeding front tires."
"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."
"If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism."
"We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear—fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer."
"In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity."
"It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. "
"Politics is the art of controlling your environment."
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
"You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're gonna have me on your hands."
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"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."
Rest in Peace,
Hunter Stockton Thompson