Now we are being herded into the nineties, which looks like it is going to be a true generation of swine, a decade run by cops with no humor, with dead heroes, and diminished expactations […] at the end of the decade, no one will be sure of anything except that you must obey the rules, sex will kill you, politicians lie, rain is poison, and the world is run by whores. These are terrible things to have to know in your life, even if you're rich. Since it's become the mode, that sort of thinking has taken over the media, as it has business and politics […] This vilification by Nazi elements within the media has not only given me fierce joy to continue my work - more and more alone out here, as darkness falls on the barricades… —Hunter S. Thompson