Quotes with Wisdom
We experience the world through stories. Whoever tells the stories of a culture defines the terms, the agenda, and the common issues we face.
It used to be the parent, the school, the church, the community.
Now it’s a handful of global conglomerates that have nothing to tell,
but a great deal to sell.
“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.
They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited
The perception of legitimacy “is the only thing distinguishing a tax collector from an extortionist, a police officer from a vigilante, and a soldier from a mercenary. Legitimacy is an illusion in the mind without which the government does not even exist.”
You can’t blame WikiLeaks when what we leaked was your words and positions. Blame yourself. https://t.co/Alr8xx626B
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 3, 2017
Responding to Hillary Clinton’s blaming WikiLeaks for her loss.
Whether it is agricultural chemicals degrading the soil and creating the need for even more chemicals, or medical interventions causing side effects that require further medical interventions, technology often becomes a “fix” in the sense of an addiction, requiring more technology to manage the results of previous technology.
Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow. It has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine a light on it.
Immediately after Wikileaks released thousands of documents revealing the extent of CIA surveillance and hacking practices, the government was calling for an investigation – not into why the CIA has amassed so much power, but rather, into who exposed their invasive policies.
This belief system of winner take all has led to the inevitable: You are set against each other in the upward struggle to reach the top, or near the top. Some of you do. The rest of you, who are not in the winners’ circle, are altogether disappointed and have a sense of failure.
The real problem is the entire money system and the deep mythologies that underpin it. The false problem is greed – which is actually a symptom of the real problem, not its cause. Greed is a response to scarcity, and we live in an economic system and ideological system that generates endless scarcity.
When any spirit leaves the earth, the entire energy field is influenced.
And when a very powerful spirit leaves, the influence upon the earth is even more dramatic.
Integrity and honor are necessary for good health. When we violate our honor or compromise it in any way, we contaminate our spirits and our physical bodies.
Don’t be fooled by the idiotic exertions of the Red team and the Blue team. They’re just playing a game of “Capture the Flag” on the deck of the Titanic.
The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness;
to an opponent, tolerance;
to a friend, your heart;
to your child, a good example;
to your father, deference;
to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
to yourself, respect;
to all men, charity.
Arthur James Balfour
Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them. Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Philanthropy is portrayed as generous, but where did that money come from? The more than $700 billion held by US foundations is twice stolen. It was stolen the first time by making profit from the work of others (employees or even slaves) and from the earth’s resources. The money was stolen a second time when the wealthy avoided taxes by funneling their fortunes through foundations, which allow them to dictate how the money will be spent.
Rulers and elites sitting in their ivory towers would never get their way if those on the front lines refused to obey unethical orders.
Information is power. But like all power there are those who want to keep it to themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over the centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations.
“When Wall Street’s “core values” are threatened, civil liberties go out the window.”
Basically, the NDAA is passed every year to re-approve & add to the United States’ so-called “defense” spending — which is sort of like Christmas for the officials who run the profitable death-machine called “US foreign policy.”
“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
This is a huge part of our problem as a nation. Rather than having well defined principles and defending them, we tend to pick personalities we like and then cheer them on as uncritically as our favorite sports teams.
If you go to the history of the FBI, it has become effectively America’s political police.
The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people. The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have power. The system is so geared that everyone believes the government will fix everything. We are the government.
Can Anthony Weiner please send a dick pick to the Standing Rock protests so our mainstream media can start covering it?
Monsanto and Bayer have a long history. They made explosives and lethally poisonous gases using shared technologies and sold them to both sides in both World Wars. The same war chemicals were bought by the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers, from the same manufacturers, with money borrowed from the same federated reserve bank.
Dr. Vandana Shiva
The Fed and Wall Street concocted a scheme whereby Wall Street used the free money provided by the Fed to buy up millions of foreclosed homes at fire sale prices and rent them back to the poor schlubs who had been recently evicted by the very same Wall Street banks.
The cancer of the corporate empire has metastasized into what I would call a failed global death economy. This is an economy that’s based on destroying the very resources upon which it depends, and upon the military. It’s become totally global, and it’s a failure.
(author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”)
The elites are not the problem, the people are the problem.
German President Joachim Gauck
The primary source of the rot, insecurity, inequality and alienation of our society is the way we create and distribute money, which is the conduit for creating and distributing political power.
Charles Hugh Smith
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