Quotes with Wisdom
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
When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
In 2014, veterans accounted for 18% of all suicides in the United States, but made up only 8.5% of the population. In 2010, veterans accounted for 22% of U.S. suicides and 9.7% of the population.
You should not be surprised at all to find out that private prisons are one of the leading lobbyists for continuing and expanding the war on drugs.
This wonderful mind of Aaron Swartz was gift to humanity. Instead of allowing it free rein to explore new ideas and systems, while sharing the collective heritage of the accumulated knowledge of humanity he was taken down by small minds more interested in their inflated egos, positions of petty power, and more concerned with protecting corporate profits than what was good for humanity.
Another President who takes a hands off approach to Wall Street while installing Wall Street cronies in the cabinet, will leave this nation terminally financially crippled.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the avatar of this corporate capture of our government. If we can weaken the Chamber’s grip on our government, we hope to be able to give democracy some additional breathing space.
Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it.
It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.
We’re asking cops to do too much in this country. We are. We’re just asking us to do too much. Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve.
David Brown, Dallas Police Chief
Loan me $10 billion at 0.25% annual interest and I’ll assemble some profitable assets, too. Any of us can get obscenely wealthy if we have an unlimited credit line at .25% annual interest (i.e. essentially free money). These people are not smarter, they are simply insiders.
Charles Hugh Smith
It is impossible to have healthy, equitable, and democratic societies when political and economic power is concentrated in a few gigantic corporations.
I, James B. Comey, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Oath of Office Taken by FBI Director, James B. Comey
FBI Director Comey’s announcement that he doesn’t think Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted for sharing government documents on her private, unsecured email server is very troubling … The FBI Re-Wrote 6 Criminal Laws to Let Clinton Off the Hook
Here are some alternative definitions of “conspiracy theorist”:
*Someone who has seen through the bullshit
*Someone who questions the statement of known liars
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society
All of my life I have confronted the vast bulk of humanity living in a false reality created by self-serving powerful interest groups and the government that they control. There is a stratum of the US population that thinks that it is a criminal act to disbelieve the government or to question its judgment and motives. ‘You are with us or against us.’
Paul Craig Roberts
(Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan)
You have to understand…. most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so helplessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.
Morpheus from “The Matrix”
Privilege serves the same purpose–benefiting the few at the expense of the many–regardless of the system’s ideological labels. Socialist, Communist and free-market elites loot their populaces and national wealth with equal gusto. Those who came to do good and stayed to do well first accumulate privileges, which they then leverage into wealth and power.
Charles Hugh Smith
The US/NATO global empire is primarily in service to the Transnational Capitalist Class (TCC) not the people of the United State or the installed President in Washington. These few thousand people controlling global capital amount to less than 0.0001 percent of the world’s population. The TCC, as the capitalist elite of the world, dominate nation states through international treaty agreements and transnational state organizations such as the Work Bank, Bank for International Settlements, and the International Monetary Fund.
Fear not your enemies, for they can only kill you. Fear not your friends, for they can only betray you. Fear only the indifferent, who permit the killers and betrayers to walk safely on the Earth.
That’s the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.
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