A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

Recent entries:
Torpedo Soup (Malaysian bull’s penis soup) (2/17)
Khachapuri (Georgian cheese-filled bread) (2/17)
“Did you hear about the carpenter who drank too many screwdrivers? He got hammered” (2/17)
“Did you hear about the carpenter who drank on the job? He got hammered” (2/17)
Wok Chi (wok energy) (2/16)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from November 10, 2017
“When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right…”

"When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right is of no consequence” is a political saying that has been printed on many images. “When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence”—in quotes, uncredited—was cited by Gary Lloyd in 2000.

“If a jack-boot is at your throat, it matters not if it’s a right boot or a left boot” was posted on the newsgroup alt.fan.ronald-reagan on May 5, 1997. “When the jackboot is on your throat, it doesnt matter much to you if the boot wearer is a right-winger or a left-winger” was posted on the newsgroup ba.broadcast on November 28, 1997. “The way I have heard it in libertarian circles is like this: When there is a boot in your face, what difference whether it is a right boot or a left boot” was posted on the newsgroup alt.politics.libertarian on December 5, 1998.

Authorship is unknown.


Google Groups: alt.fan.ronald-reagan
Free speech, religion, and the 14th [yes, the 14th] amendment
ChazMorgan
5/5/97
(...)
Your point?  If a jack-boot is at your throat, it matters not if it’s a right boot or a left boot.

Google Groups: ba.broadcast
AM I JUST BEING NAIVE?
nightliter
11/28/97
(...)
I agree with what Edmund (and the Libertarians) say on this; It’s not a question of left or right, but freedom vs non-freedom. Or as I like to say;

When the jackboot is on your throat, it doesnt matter much to you if the boot wearer is a right-winger or a left-winger…

Google Groups: alt.politics.libertarian
Another idiot insists that Nazis were socialists. (What is a Leftist?)^
Michael Kerner
12/5/98
I find the difference between socialism and fascism trivial. The way I have heard it in libertarian circles is like this:

When there is a boot in your face, what difference whether it is a right boot or a left boot.

Google Groups: alt.law-enforcement
Step right up…
Cecil
4/3/00
(...)
When the government’s boot is on your
throat, whether it is a left boot or a right
boot is of no consequence.
-- Gary Lloyd

Cyberclass.net
The Two Boots of Authoritarianism
By Gary Lloyd
===================================================================
“When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.”

-----Original Message-----
From: Destiny Worldwide
Date: Thursday, December 28, 2000 1:20 PM
Subject: Offshore Destiny, December 28, 2000

Free Republic
>o?The Two Boots of Authoritarianism
cyberclass.net ^ | 1/30/04 | Gary Lloyd
Posted on 1/30/2004, 4:31:42 PM by tpaine
The Two Boots of Authoritarianism
By Gary Lloyd
“When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.”

Mainstream political pundits waste endless amounts of time and effort condemning, criticizing, and categorizing one political movement or another as right-wing or left-wing.  The merits (or otherwise) of one “wing” over another are a point of never-ending obsession with reporters, academics, and similar self-proclaimed experts.

Twitter
Federico Fissore‏
@cmdrline
When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence. – Gary Lloyd
4:46 PM - 30 Jul 2008

Facebook
Bob Shupe‎ to Mark Levin
October 7, 2009 ·
“When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.” – Gary Lloyd

The Market Oracle
Getting Raided by FBI Thugs, It Can and Is Happening Here
Politics / US Politics
Dec 08, 2011 - 06:49 AM GMT
By: Jeff_Berwick
(...)
Many are awakening to the fact that there will be no political solution for the sad state of affairs in the US.  Voting is just the slave’s suggestion box and many are finally realizing that it does not matter for which of the two political parties in the US you vote.  They both do nothing but increase the size of government and its control over your life.  As Gary Lloyd said, “When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.”

OTIS The Hand
Friday, January 27, 2012
When the Government’s Boot is on your Throat...
I got this image from a Facebook friend. Many of us are only beginning to realize just how true this is.
Posted by OTIS the hand at 11:54 PM

Facebook
Young Americans for Liberty
January 27, 2012 ·
“When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.”
- Gary Lloyd

Twitter
Sons of Liberty Tees‏
@sonslibertytees
When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a Left boot or a Right...is ... #Constitution #Dtom #Freedom #Liberty #Livefree
8:13 PM - 21 Sep 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, November 10, 2017 • Permalink