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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.

Albert Einstein


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


 

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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


debt slavery by design

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.

Michelle Walling


 

impunity for power

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.

Michael Krieger


too much civil obedienceCivil 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.

Howard Zinn


tar sands- beore and after

Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.

Fawzi Ibrahim


 

justice American

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?

Dorothy Reilly


class action suit against bankers

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.

Cognitive Dissonance


 

hoardersIf 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

B. Lester


 

politicians work for the rich

Politicians are only middle management, managing the poorer people for their elite rich ruling masters.

Loyad Grove


 

kleptocracyThe concentrated power and wealth of self-serving elites – is scale-invariant, meaning that it is equally true of communities, towns, cities, states, nations and empires alike: all fail when they’re run for the benefit of a narrow elite. There is a bitter irony in the ease with which American pundits discern this dynamic in developing-world kleptocracies while ignoring the same dynamic in America.

Charles Hugh Smith


privatization scourgePrivatization of public resources is a world wide scourge. Education, pensions, water, transportation are being taken out of the hands of the public and given to the rich people and corporations.

Margaret Kimberly


 

propagandaThe inability to grasp the pathology of our oligarchic rulers is one of our gravest faults. We have been blinded to the depravity of our ruling elite by the relentless propaganda of public relations firms that work on behalf of corporations and the rich.

Chris Hedges


looting Main Street

If you are more outraged at poor black folks in Missouri looting stores than rich white folks on Wall Street looting your future, you’ve been duped.

Pete Dominick


 

Ferguson boys in blue

They must find it difficult …….. those have have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority.

Gerald Massey


we'll send out all our boys in blueYou’re free to speak your mind my friend
As long as you agree with me
Don’t criticize the fatherland
Or those who shape your destiny
‘Cause if you do
You’ll lose your job, your mind
And all the friends you knew
We’ll send out all our boys in blue
They’ll find a way to silence you

Steppenwolf –From “The Ostrich” 1968


>Hitler's right hand manNaturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America nor, for that matter, in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. … [V]oice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

Hermann Göring (close confidante of Hitler)


illusion of choice

Througout our lives and throughout our culture we are conditioned to rally around concepts of false division. We are let to believe that Democrats and Republicans are separate and opposing parties, yet they are actually two branches of the same political control mechanism.

Brandon Smith


criminal water shut offsThe official rationale for the water shut-downs — the Detroit Water Department’s need to recoup millions collapses on inspection. Detroit’s high-end golf club, the Red Wing’s hockey arena, the Ford football stadium, and more than half of the city’s commercial and industrial users are also owing — a sum totalling $30 million. But no contractors have showed up on their doorstep.

Martin Lukacs


 

god loves money

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in a society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.

Frederick Bastiat


 

Wall Street fears Occupy

“The corrupt are afraid of us; the honest support us; the heroic join us.”

Occupy Wall Street


 

Selections - not elections

When Laura Wells attended the Brown-Whitman California gubernatorial debates in San Rafael, California, in 2010 – a race in which she was then the Green Party candidate for governor – she was arrested just for trying to attend and sit in the audience with a ticket. The charge, she said, was perfect: “TRESPASSING AT A PRIVATE PARTY.”

Ellen Brown


 

StorytellersWe 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 its a handful of global conglomerates that have nothing to tell, but a great deal to sell

George Gerbner


Government fears the light

I have been to the darkest corners of government, and what they fear is light.

Edward Snowden


bankers over pensioners

Funny how the “sanctity of the contract” was paramount in the justification to pay billions in banker bonuses after the bailouts, but not quite so important when it comes to paying Detroit pensioners living off of $19,000 a year.

Rudy Avizius


mortgage fraud

If you or I pick the lock on a house and try to steal everything in it, we’d probably go to jail. But if I were a bank, and I wrote down on a piece of paper that I simply owned that house, I’d get away with it. That’s the sad legacy of trying to cover up massive fraud instead of dealing with it.

David Dayen


 

Stasi listening How can we have effective oversight of the NSA surveillance program when the very people implementing legislative oversight are being spied on and possibly blackmailed by the spies, the officials perjure themselves during the legislative oversight hearings and nothing happens to them, and the judicial oversight takes place in “secret courts” administered by judges who themselves have also been spied on. Sounds a lot like the old German Stasi to me.

Rudy Avizius


Truth or lie

Don’t worry about the haters, because the truth you speak contradicts the lie they live.

Dr. Steve Maraboli


family values

The $26.7 billion in [banker] bonus money would have been enough to double the wages of every full time employee in the U.S. making the federal minimum.

Chris Neubert


 

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