Anarchist memes-facts, quotes, headlines just for you

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:)  (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.


25 thoughts on “Anarchist memes-facts, quotes, headlines just for you

    1. Phil Huston

      And if that weren’t true 99.8 percent of the culture bashers on the internet would be out of work and have to go stand in line at the “Do something nice for somebody and quite bitching” counter.

    2. Sha'Tara Post author

      True enough, that. Too true in fact. Following that thought, could we develop our own way of finding truffles without the swine?

  1. annwjwhite

    I’ve been standing at that counter for years! My husband and I really enjoyed your blog today. It’s nice to see intelligence sneaking out and smacking people on the head. Your quotes were appropriate and well founded. Your argument cohesive in that it was consistent to the end. And joy oh joy, I felt such relief knowing I wasn’t alone out here.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you for the “endorsement” and yes, there are some of us who, when they shoved us in the brainwashing machine, it didn’t get all our brain cells and we were able to reconnect them afterward and turn the world right-side up again.

  2. Woebegone but Hopeful

    I am currently in one of my grumpy moods and am blaming ‘ordinary’ folk for allowing this to happen. ‘Think for yourself. Question authority.’ does not just apply to the usual suspects. Folk should also question any strident hate-monger or intolerance-pedlar who turns up on social media. They are often under the guise of ‘Plain Speaking’ ‘Simple Sense’ ‘A breath of fresh-air’ or ‘Refreshingly Non-PC’

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Good morning (here!) Roger, You just explained why I don’t do social media; the closest thing being this here WordPress. I did learn long ago, this community being “born again Christian Bible belt Alt-Right” that the world is full of those you mention. As long as it’s only words, wish them “a good day to your sir/ma’am” and send them on their way or turn from them. It’s not easy to disengage them, but you can’t talk to them and hope they’ll listen, anymore than Lucy in Charlie Brown saying, “Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day” and when the rain increases, stomping her foot, yelling to the skies, “You’re not listening!”

      1. Sha'Tara Post author

        I think they always take over – as soon as an election’s done, a war or revolution’s over, there they are, like nothing happened.

      2. Woebegone but Hopeful

        I find some of the saddest and most annoying statements on social media revolve around people saying something must be true because they read it on another person’s blog, or saw someone on YouTube. And this happens to suit their prejudices. Actually thinking about various points of view and reaching your own conclusions after some thought seems to be out of vogue.

      3. Sha'Tara Post author

        That comment, methinks, re-directs us back to public ed. People don’t know how to decide anything for themselves anymore. The school crams them full of totally forgetable details supposed to help them move to the next rung of the ladder, to get a job or profession; the rest of the time is filled with ads, commercials and (I don’t do social media but guessing) increasingly details of bullshit lives on Fakebook. Reminds me of the saying about people watching soaps: “People with no lives watching other people live fake lives.” Either we need to let it all go into the proverbial toilet, or we need to rebuild from the bottom-up, and the first thing to go has to be commercialism. Surely the world would be better off without ads? Surely people would soon learn to buy what they need, or want, not what McDonald’s tells them they want? An interesting social experiment for the day: how many people could voluntarily stay off Facebook for 24 hrs?

      4. Woebegone but Hopeful

        I gave up on Facebook when I found a high level of biased ignorant intolerance amongst the folk who in theory were in my own social and political grouping. Then realised I was getting to be just as guilty as the rest. Quit to fight the corrosion within.(My own personal civil war).

      5. Sha'Tara Post author

        This reads like you are going through a tough battle. I’m hoping your inner reserves are sufficient to see you through, Roger.

      6. Woebegone but Hopeful

        Thanks Sha’Tara.
        It’s learning to stop the corrosion. But I’m independent now and that’s cool!

  3. franklparker

    I’m feeling like challenging some of these, many of which are based on false premises. Take the one from Tony Benn: “I don’t think people realize how the establishment became established. They simply stole the land and property of the poor,” I want to ask “how did the poor get the land in the first place?” The real truth is that no-one ever has enough (of anything). Not for long, anyway. They procreate, which mean they need more. That drives them to expand the boundary of the land they occupy (I’ll refrain from using the ignorant ‘own’). If others are already occupying that land they fight over it until the strongest/cleverest/bravest wins.
    Some people (really) are natural born leaders. They are the ones that become ‘the establishment’. From Moses (and the ‘chosen people’ who kicked the occupants out of Canaan, the land their god promised them) to the Pilgrim Fathers who, with other Europeans, stole North America from the original occupants. You want to stop war? Stop procreating. There is no other solution. And, before someone says it, I know it is both impractable and impossible.
    Happy Christmas y’all.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for the comment and “challenge” Frank. Your arguments carry a lot of common sense weight, undeniable. A lot of really great ideas are thrown out by the thinking that they are “impractical and impossible” but that’s just the brainwashing machine sloshing its load. Of course people need to stop procreating like mice. If nature was in charge you wouldn’t find any more than maybe half a billion people on this world, likely a whole lot less. The quality of our humanity isn’t determined by the numbers of it we spew out to destroy the very world we depend on to just survive. In fact if we were a mere, say, 200 millions, we would have much more freedom to develop our minds. And we wouldn’t need to take over others’ space. Back to the hunter-gatherer style of living? I’d go for that in a heart beat.

  4. gserpent

    People only want validation for their thoughts. If you make them think they are thinking, by giving them something that validates their thoughts, they will love you. If you show them something that makes them really think, they will hate you.

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks. Being “loved” or “hated” isn’t what it’s about for me. While I’m learning, I try to also teach.

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