Thoughts


From Doris May Lessing

Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: "You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself - educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society."

2016-06-26 at 08:36:12

More From Cousin Lucky

Governmental employees and narcotics peddlers feel that " everyone else belongs to them "!! I do not accept ownership by anyone; no matter what they want to believe!! At the first sign of " the ownership attitude " my ears and mind closes and I walk quickly away!! It would just be wonderful if the heavens somehow removed such thinking from all of humanity!!

2016-06-25 at 21:37:49

More From Ludwig von Mises

A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages; he chooses between life and death. A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society. Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings.

2016-06-25 at 03:49:15

From Adlai Stevenson

Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.

2016-06-22 at 20:36:09

From Ronald Warren

Kids have a hole in their soul in the shape of their Dad. And if a father is unwilling or unable to fill that hole, it can leave a wound that is not easily healed.

2016-06-22 at 20:34:46

From John Stuart Mill

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.

2016-06-22 at 20:33:24

From Henry Hazlitt

Good ideas are elusive and must be captured in flight--jot down a good thought the moment after it lights up your mind.

2016-06-22 at 20:32:01

From Kirkpatrick Sale

This is a difficult time in these United States of America, when race has come to the forefront in many different ways and brought forth the unpleasant realization that we did not end racism with the election of a black President and that indeed there are many segments of our society, both white and black, where racism operates all the time, subtly if not overtly. It might seem inevitable that in these conditions people will be oversensitive and overreact, just to try to deny this truth.

But it does no service to either justice or racial harmony to make a reasonable criticism into an ugly smear. As a nation, we have to be more reasoned.

2016-06-22 at 10:38:38

From Irwin Ozborne

There are a lot of problems in American society and culture including drugs, alcohol, teenage pregnancy, violence, gangs, poverty, obesity, and other mental and emotional problems. While this seems like a wide-range of issues, they all come from the same source - the absence of a father.

2016-06-19 at 07:37:47

From Human Rights Watch

Americans have been told that their government is keeping them safe by preventing and prosecuting terrorism inside the United States! But take a closer look and you realize that many of these people would never have committed a crime if not for law enforcement encouraging, pressuring, and sometimes paying them to commit terrorist acts.

2016-06-15 at 13:19:03

From John Jay

It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting any thing by it; nay, absolute monarch will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for purposes and objects merely personal, such as a thirst for military glory, revenge for personal affronts, ambition, or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families or partisans. These and a variety of other motives, which affect only the mind of the sovereign, often lead him to engage in wars not sanctioned by justice or the voice and interests of his people.

2016-06-14 at 16:54:50

More from Cousin Lucky

If a moral person enters " government service " they will find themselves being a cog of the sinister immorality I call " Satanville "!! This moral person must eventually choose to either give up their " government service job " or give up their principled morality!!

2016-06-14 at 06:33:14

More From Jack Perry

I say, let us record the speeches of Hillary and start beaming them to all quadrants of outer space. We will never need to worry about an invasion from outer space. They will quarantine this planet for 25,000 years as a hotbed of possibly contagious stupidity.

2016-06-10 at 02:03:39

More From Jack Perry

If you believe these elections are not a sham written like a script, I will sell you the Golden Gate Bridge. If you believe our wars are not engineered in advance and then sold to us once they have decided to go ahead and start them, then I will sell you the Statue of Liberty. And I will also sell you the Constitution because the United States government is obviously not using it anymore.

2016-06-09 at 08:56:05

More From Muhammad Ali

My conscience will not let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they did not put no dogs on me, they did not rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. Shoot them for what? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.

2016-06-05 at 10:54:42

As You Traverse This Life Please Try To Remember That There Are No Absolute Mistakes; There Are Only Errors In Your Perceived Judgement As To The Likely Outcomes Of Your Actions!!!