Quotes with Wisdom
I have come to know that it [death] is an important thing to keep in mind – not to complain or to make melancholy, but simply because only with the honest knowledge that one day I will die can I ever truly begin to live.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Money in politics violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system.
Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for President or being elected President. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. Senators and congress members.
So, now we’ve just seen a subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect, and sometimes get, favors for themselves after the election is over.
Former President Jimmy Carter
We will prosper in the pursuit of life, or we will perish in the pursuit of money. The choice is ours.
The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take away from them the power to create money and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money.
Josiah Stamp, Former Director of the Bank of England
As preposterous as it sounds, we have over 2 million people in prisons run by private corporations that trade their stock on Wall Street based upon how many people they have in jail.
Gary Z McGee
Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled.
Anthon St Maarten
It is a fundamental paradox of our time that in the name of market competition we have created a system that unifies corporations while dividing people and forcing them into global competition for corporate favor.
We’re “your” trustworthy news source, even though we’re all owned by six corporations or billionaires with political agendas.
Charles Hugh Smith
Saying that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is the same as saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.
Contemporary society has no place for young spiritually evolving men and women. We see examples of lip service and pretense, but true inward observation is discouraged. To a society that seeks to control its subjects, inward observation is a disaster because it leads to a very revolutionary kind of freedom, outward reformation.
To Those Who Know!
There are those who don’t know, and they don’t know that they don’t know.
They are innocent as children, and it is for us to nurture them, to encourage them!
Then there are those who don’t know and who know that they don’t know.
They are willing, teach them!
Then there are those who don’t know and think that they know.
They are dangerous, avoid them!
Then there are those who know, and don’t know that they know.
They are asleep, awake them!
Then there are those who know and know that that they know.
Do not follow them because if they know that they know, they would not have you follow them.
But listen carefully to what they have to tell you because they might remind you of something you already know.
If we learned anything from our years of work trying to pass GMO labeling laws, it was this: As long as corporations own our politicians, no amount of public support, no amount of protesting a corporation, without also addressing our broken political system, will move us in the direction we want to go.
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.
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