What incredible shit we put up with most of our lives. The domestic routine. The stupid and useless and degrading jobs. The insufferable arroagance of elected officials. The crafty cheating and slimy advertising of the businessman. The tedious wars in which we kill our buddies instead of our real enemies back home in the capital. The foul diseased and hideous cities and towns we live in. The constant petty tyranny of automatic washers, and automobiles,and TVs and telephones. Oh Christ what intolerable garbage and utterly useless crap we bury ourselves in day by day.

Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire.