A Culture Without Self-Correction

When I read, I like to collect my favorite quotes and passages. I have been doing this since I was in high-school so some of my quotes I have lost the references for. I was just looking though my old archives and found this series of quotes and excerpts. With all the info that Wikileaks has finally brought to light it is obvious that our culture(s) need a major overhaul. I think most of the following comes from Robert Anton Wilson.These quotes point out how obsessed our culture is with punishment, unfortunately, I wrote these down years ago and lost the page numbers etc: