Note: the following thoughts, comments, facts, are fully recommended, accepted and absorbed already by this blogger.
Caution: The following may cause your mind to engage an unusual thinking pattern. They may cause it to experience anger. That is normal. Your mind is experiencing a jump from RDD or reality deficit disorder. This jolt will allow your mind to then continue to work with reality and gradually abandon its reliance on brainwashing from fake mainstream education, media, religion, and learn to think for itself. The process by itself is never life-threatening. It may however give rise to thoughts such as, “Why am I here, in this hell-hole?” “Is there a way out?” “Is everything I’ve ever been taught a lie?” “Can I ever trust anything or anyone again?” (And, for those of you going bald, “Does God really know how many hairs I’ve got left on my head?” – no, just kidding about that last one. It was answered long ago in a particular Sunday school class which you blissfully slept through.)
To the quotes then:
The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds – Dalai Lama
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking; where it is absent, discussion is apt to become worse than useless. – Leo Tolstoy
It is now clear that “fake news” can have real world consequences: just ask the millions of people who have been affected by the mainstream media’s propagation of the false “war on terror.”
Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the bareheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners. – Edward Abbey
The world spent $1735 Billion dollars on war in 2012. It would take approximately $135 Billion dollars to totally eradicate (systemic) poverty. When a politician claims, “there’s no money” for addressing something like child poverty, don’t believe them. What they are actually telling you is that they’re spending it on something else. The MONEY is ALWAYS there; it’s a matter of deciding which things are IMPORTANT ENOUGH to spend it on. The fact that they’re telling you they’d rather spend it on other things (new bombers, for example, or new prisons, or subsidies for oil companies) is an indication of their values. (Source:)
http://still1in5.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-BC-Child-Poverty-Report-Card.pdf (Keep in mind that in terms of resources, Canada is one of the richest countries on the planet – standing at #4 globally for most valuable resources reserves.)
The phrase, “fake news” has exploded in usage since the election, but the term is similar to other malleable political labels such as “terrorism” and “hate speech.” Because the phrase lacks any clear definition, it is essentially useless except as an instrument of PROPAGANDA AND CENSORSHIP. The most important fact to realize about this new term: those who most loudly denounce fake news are typically those most aggressively disseminating it. – Glen Greenwald, The Intercept
Government is the Entertainment Division of the Military Industrial Complex. – Frank Zappa
I don’t think people realize how the establishment became established. They simply stole the land and property of the poor, surrounded themselves with weak-minded sycophants for protection, gave themselves titles and have been wielding power ever since. – Tony Benn
(So, you don’t need any “Illuminati” or other so-called secret cabals, all you need is the biggest brawn, the largest group of sycophantic bully boys, and off you go a-conquering and a-stealing and a-raping and a-creating royalty and corporatism.)
Regarding child labour: Before unions came along, every day was bring your child to work day.
The “trickle down theory:” the principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals. – William Blum
Of course, war and the military establishments are the greatest sources of violence in the world. Whether their purpose is defensive or offensive, these vast powerful organizations exist solely to kill human beings. We should think carefully about the reality of war. Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous – an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general nobody feels that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering. – Dalai Lama
From a chart titled, Americans killed last year by: Cannabis: 0, Ebola: 1, Snake bites: 2, ISIS: 3, Playing football: 12, Cow attack: 20, Bee sting: 100, Police: 1,100, Big Pharma drugs: 100,000 plus. (No one can know for sure since many doctors and medical facilities are covering up for Big Pharma by lying and falsifying the causes of death by prescribed drugs.)
Drug companies blame their high prices on research and development, yet they spend $19 on marketing for every $ they spend on R&D.
In Iceland, 9 crooked bankers were sentenced to 46 years of jail time. Meanwhile in America, Wells Fargo CEO got a 134 million dollar golden parachute for ripping off thousands of customers.
Still in America, authorities uncovered that Wachovia bank laundered 378.4 BILLION dollars for a Mexican drug cartel. The bank was fined 50 million dollars (2% of its illegal profit from the money laundering) and no one went to jail. But meanwhile, still in America, they lock up kids over a dime bag of pot. Let that sink in for a few minutes…
CAPITALISM: The extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all.