Quotes with Wisdom
The corporate revolution will collapse
if we refuse to buy what they are selling…
their ideas, their version of history, their wars,
their weapons, their notion inevitability.
Remember this: We be Many and they be few.
They need us more than we need them.
Another world is possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.
The elite are a parasite class ruling through manipulation propaganda. They are nonproducers, and they pay nothing for what they get. They create imaginary money (numbers), and use it to make pretend payment for goods and services. They camouflage their fraud with “income taxes” and double speak about national debt and balanced budgets.
The system we inhabit now is not based on earning a profit; that’s merely the public-relations propaganda used to cloak its real heart: Infinite Greed. Maximizing private gain by any means isn’t about earning a profit; it’s about strip-mining the planet and the labor and profit of others.
Charles Hugh Smith
Listening to Goldman Sachs for advice on how to run the economy is like listening to Dracula on how to run a blood bank.
As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.
The implosion of America serves a very particular purpose. It is not a product of blind coincidence, fate, political stupidity or corporate greed. It is an engineered event meant to clear the way for an even more sinister economic environment designed to establish a final economic empire with the purpose of permanently enslaving us all.
The technique of infamy is to create two lies, and then get people to argue heatedly over which one is true.
There is no bigger scourge on our economies than commercial banks creating money and then securitizing and selling off the loans they just created the money (credit) with.
Raúl Ilargi Meijer
The division between the the left and right side of the political spectrum disappears in the uppermost levels of management. Like a turkey wishbone, the left and right arms merge at the very top.
Some one needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doean’t make a corporation a terrorist?
The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.
We should all pause for a moment to thank the brave men and women of the FBI for saving us from their own terror plots.
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more they will hate those who speak it.
Don’t be fooled again! Think NAFTA!. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is nothing more than leg irons disguised as a Tiffany ankle bracelet.
You would think that some sharp lawyers would get together and take up a class action suit against the banks for all the fraudulent foreclosures and illegal robo-signing.
They could make a fortune! And the victims would not have to pay any money until there is a settlement.
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William Pitt, 1783
Keeping the masses fearful of phantom enemies and portraying foreign leaders as evil, is essential for the oligarchs to retain their wealth, power and control. Truth, facts, and long-term consequences are of no interest to the sociopaths running the show and pulling the levers. The dissent into darkness has been gradual and unnoticed by a purposefully distracted populace.
As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
We’re all going to be Greece, that’s inevitable. It’s not some maybe thing. The only thing that keeps us from realizing that is that the big media outlets have become part of the same industry that Wall Street, and the governments it controls, have full control over. And that in turn says something about the importance of what Yanis Varoufakis and Syriza are trying to accomplish. They’re taking the battle to the finance empire. And it should not be a lonely fight. Because if the international Wall Street banks succeed in Greece, some theater eerily uncomfortably near you will be next. That is cast in stone.
Raúl Ilargi Meijer
Technological progress frequently results in more unemployment rather than in an easing of the burden of work for all . . . The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital, the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically-organized political society.
Since plants cannot be patented unless genetically modified, drug manufacturers will not research and promote as medicinal any natural foods or herbs, even though they generally result in far less harm and are far less toxic than laboratory drugs. There is simply no huge profit markup in natural healing.
Susan E. Schenck
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion … but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
Samuel P. Huntington
The ultimate realization of the big picture is that humanity has been enslaved by small groups of beings that have sought to enslave and control us. Those that become aware of this gain the tools to free themselves from this prison.
If you are part of the status quo, you can get away with anything. Murder, torture, theft of trillions. Until top guys are jailed, it won’t stop.
Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty (and) war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.
Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.
Why does the U.S. have prisons in other countries? We don’t have any Iraqi prisons in the states, or Sudanese prisons here or Polish prisons….So why does the U.S. get to put their black sites wherever they want?
The only condition more profitable to the corporate masters and the powerful elite than a kept slave is a slave who keeps him or herself under the auspices of freedom, liberty and justice for all.
If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers, we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats, we call her nuts. But when people pathologocally hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune Magazine and pretend that they are role models
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