Sunday, May 14, 2006

Some Words of Wisdom

It is true that, in general, people need something drastic to occur before they are woken from their deep, coma-like sleep of indifference and apathy. There is no need for me to affirm the fact that we will one day have no choice but to act and by then we will be thoroughly unprepared. We are assuring ourselves of this fact every day that our condition worsens. Each day that we remain inactive and indifferent towards the many crimes of humanity against our world we are forcing our children and their children to bear the cross we so discompassionately have constructed for them; that is to say, if indeed we don't end up dying nailed to it ourselves. The most important advice I, or anyone for that matter, could ever give or receive, is to look beyond your own pain. Duty, justice, action, furthering the evolution of humankind- these things can provide fulfillment not yet known by many. We have our part every day in shaping the world in which we and future generations will live. Every step we take is met with the opportunity of leaving a footprint in the sands of time and history. Each and every moment that we pay no mind to the pollution and global disasters that we are creating only to inevitably be effected by, we take for granted our life-sustaining mother earth. Every day we do not embrace with love and compassion for all living things, indescriminately, we forget our history and the words of our fathers. In the eight seconds that pass every moment, as a child dies from a water-related illness, or starvation, or war, we consign ourselves to comitting the very acts with which we will kill our brothers and sisters. At the end of the day, we will have no one to blame but ourselves... unless we stand up now, and ACT.

"What more is history than a series of fables agreed upon?"

- Napoleon Bonaparte

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

- Mahatma, Mohandas K. Ghandi

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

"Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie, but rather mourn the apathetic throng, the coward and the meek who see the world's great anguish and its wrong, and dare not speak."

- Ralph Chaplin

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."

- Sir Winston Churchill

"The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses."

- Albert Einstein

"The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth men wish not to hear."

- Herbert Agar

"The world is a dangerous place to live in; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

- Albert Einstein

"It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance."

- President George Bush addressing the General Assembly of the U.N., Feb. 1st, 1992

"In my line of work you have to keep saying things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

- President George W. Bush (He was applauded afterwards.)

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent."

- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Hopkinson, March 13, 1789

"People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people."

- V for Vendetta

"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference and undernourishment."

- Robert Maynard Hutchins

"All propagand has to be popular and has to adapt its spiritual level to the perception of the least intelligent of those whom it itends to direct itself."

- Adolf Hitler

"We must not confuse dissent from disloyalty. We must remember always, that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another, we will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason. If we dig deep into our history and our doctrine, we will remember we are not descendant from fearful men. Not from men who dared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were for the moment unpopular."

- Edward R. Murrow

"'You can't fight city hall.' 'Death and taxes.' 'Don't talk about politics or religion.' This is all the equivalent of enemy propaganda, rolling across the picket line. 'Lay down, GI! Lay down, GI!'. We saw it all through the 20th Century. And now on the 21st Century, it's time to stand up and realize, that we should NOT allow ourselves to be crammed into this rat maze. We should not SUBMIT to dehumanization. I don't know about you, but I'm concerned with what's happening in this world. I'm concerned with the structure. I'm concerned with the systems of control. Those that control my life, and those that seek to control it EVEN MORE! I want FREEDOM! That's what I want, and that's what YOU should want! It's up to each and every one of us to turn loose of just some of the greed, the hatred, the envy, and yes, the insecurities, because that is the central mode of control, make us feel pathetic, small, so we'll willingly give up our sovereignty, our liberty, our destiny. We have GOT to realize we're being conditioned on a mass scale. Start challenging this corporate slave state! The 21st Century's gonna be a new century! Not the century of slavery, not the century of lies and issues of no significance, of classism and statism, and all the rest of the modes of control... it's gonna be the age of humankind, standing up for something PURE and something RIGHT! What a bunch of garbage, liberal, Democratic, conservative, Republican, it's all there to control you, two sides of the same coin! Two management teams, bidding for control of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated! The TRUTH is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of LIES! I'm SICK of it, and I'M NOT GONNA TAKE A BITE OUT OF IT! DO YA GOT ME? Resistance is NOT futile, we're gonna win this thing, humankind is too good, WE'RE NOT A BUNCH OF UNDERACHIEVERS, WE'RE GONNA STAND UP, AND WE'RE GONNA BE HUMAN BEINGS! WE'RE GONNA GET FIRED UP ABOUT THE REAL THINGS, THE THINGS THAT MATTER-- CREATIVITY, AND THE *DYNAMIC* *HUMAN* *SPIRIT* THAT REFUSES TO *SUBMIT*! WELL THAT'S IT, that's all I've got to say. It's in your court now."

- Waking Life

"Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand."

- Bodie Thoene

"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."

- President Theodore Roosevelt

"The exact contrary of what is popularly believed is often the truth."

- Jean de la Bruyere

"There is a chance for the President of the United States to use the disaster ... to carry out what his father - a phrase his father used I think only once, and it hasn't been used since - and that is a New World Order."
Senator Gary Hart, speaking three days after 9/11 at a CFR meeting -
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" entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

- Fight Club

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way."

- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the desire to rule it."
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and thus clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

- H. L. Menken

"The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes."

- Justice Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

"...The age of nations must end... The governments of the nations have decided to order their separate sovereignties into one government to which they surrender their arms."

- Preliminary Draft of a World Constitution, 1948, Introduced in Congress by Senator Glen Taylor in 1950.

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power."

- Benito Mussolini

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies."

- Thomas Jefferson

"Half of writing history is hiding the truth."

- Serenity

"The true equation is 'democracy' = government by world financiers...The main mark of modern governments is that we do not know who governs, de facto any more than de jure. We see the politician and not his backer; still less the backer of the backer; or what is most important of all, the banker of the backer. Enthroned above all, in a manner without parallel in all past, is the veiled prophet of finance, swaying all men living by a sort of magic, and delivering oracles in a language not understanded [sic] of the people."

- J. R. R. Tolkien

"There is no way to peace; Peace is the way."

- Author Unknown

"We're consumers. We are bi-products of a life-style obsession."

- Tyler Durden

"You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire; you build egos the size of cathedrals; fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse; grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies, until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own God... and where can you go from there?... And as we're straddling from one deal to the next, who's got his eye on the planet, as the air thickens, the water sours, and even the bees' honey takes on the metallic taste of radioactivity? And it just keeps coming, faster and faster. There's no chance to think, to prepare; it's buy futures, sell futures, when there is no future."

- The Devil's Advocate

"The future is not something that is entered; the future is something we create."

- Leonard I. Sweet

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."

- President George W. Bush

In 1818, John Adams wrote:

"The Revolution was effected before the war commenced... The Revolution was in the minds and the hearts of the people."

Homework: watch this -

Leave the cave.



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