When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
~ Anais Nin (February 21, 1903 - January 14, 1977)
The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
~ Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 - April 05, 1964)
The lists of projected bestsellers we received from the retailers clearly cited that the scooter craze was not just a summer fad. Aside from scooters, there really doesn't appear to be any other dominating property or category this year. Compared to last year, there is a relatively wide range of items that are among the most sought-after products, from electronic dogs to finger bikes, from sports-related video games to Harry Potter.