Thoughts


More From Martin Luther King

Philanthropy Is Very Commendable, But Hopefully It Must Not Cause The
Philanthropist To Overlook The Dire Circumstances Of Economic Injustice
Which Make Such Philanthropy Necessary.

2009-11-01 at 15:10:50

From Anne Hutchinson

As I Understand It, Laws, Commands, Rules, And Edicts Are For Those
Who Have Not The Light Which Makes Plain The Pathway.

2009-10-29 at 17:05:59

Send The Marines Lyrics From Tom Lehrer

For Might Makes Right, And Until They Have Seen The Light, They Have Got
To Be Protected, All Their Rights Respected, Until Somebody We Like Can
Be Elected.

2009-10-29 at 16:53:25

More From Frederick Douglass

No Man Can Put A Chain About The Ankle Of His Fellow Man Without At
Last Finding The Other End Fastened About His Own Neck.

2009-10-28 at 14:02:02

And Yet More From Ludwig von Mises

Modern war is merciless, it does not spare pregnant women or infants; it
is indiscriminate killing and destroying. It does not respect the rights
of neutrals. Millions are killed, enslaved, or expelled from the dwelling
places in which their ancestors lived for centuries. Nobody can foretell
what will happen in the next chapter of this endless struggle. This has
little to do with the atomic bomb. The root of the evil is not the
construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest.
It is probable that scientists will discover some methods of defense
against the atomic bomb. But this will not alter things, it will merely
prolong for a short time the process of the complete destruction of
civilization.

2009-10-27 at 16:50:50

From Lila Rajiva

The Greatest And Best Defense We Have Against The Charlatans And Knaves
Who Brought Our Society To Its Knees Is Not The Law.
It Is Self-Knowledge And Discipline.

2009-10-27 at 12:30:35

And More From Friedrich A. Hayek

The Most Dangerous Person On Earth Is An Arrogant Intellectual Who Lacks
The Humility Necessary To See That Society Needs No Masters And Cannot Be
Planned From The Top Down. An Intellectual Lacking Humility Can Become
A Tyrant, And An Accomplice In The Destruction Of Civilization Itself.

2009-10-26 at 17:17:51

And More From Sheldon Richman

Someday, We Really Have To Stop Thinking Of Elected Officials As Our
Representatives. That Kind Of Talk Is Just Their Way Of Keeping Us From
Ever Realizing What They Are Doing To Us.

2009-10-24 at 21:24:20

From Thomas Merton

Fear is perhaps the greatest enemy of candor. How many men fear to
follow their conscience because they would rather conform to the opinion
of other men than to the truth they know in their hearts? How can I be
sincere if I am constantly changing my mind to conform with the shadow
of what I think others expect of me?

2009-10-23 at 22:43:37

From George S. Schuyler

The tragedy of so many intellectuals in the contemporary world is that
while opposing extreme forms of totalitarianism, they are themselves half
-totalitarian; that is to say, they express a desire for a society which
is half-controlled, half-regimented, half-planned, part capitalist, and
part socialist. This strange hybrid they have found to be a Frankenstein
Monster which, ironically, they have a great responsibility for creating.

2009-10-22 at 13:41:53

More From Will Durant

A Great Civilization Is Not Conquered From Without Until It Has
Destroyed Itself Within. The Essential Causes Of The Roman Decline Lay
In Her People, Her Morals, Her Class Struggles And Failing Trade, Her
Bureaucratic Despotism, Her Stifling Taxes, And Her Consuming Wars.

2009-10-21 at 16:30:59

More From Henry David Thoreau

The State Never Intentionally Confronts A Humans Sense, Intellectual Or
Moral, But Only Their Body, Their Senses. It Is Not Armed With Superior
Wit Or Honesty, But With Superior Physical Strength. I Was Not Born To
Be Forced. I Will Breathe After My Own Fashion. Let Us See Who Is Really
THE STRONGEST.

2009-10-19 at 18:00:51

From Cesare Beccaria

The Laws That Forbid The Carrying Of Arms..Disarm Only Those Who Are
Neither Inclined Nor Determined To Commit Any Crime! Such Laws Make
Things Worse For The Assaulted And Better For The Assailants; These
Laws Serve To Encourage Rather Than To Prevent Homicides, For An
Unarmed Man May Be Attacked With Greater Confidence Than An Armed One.

2009-10-16 at 21:48:07

From Thomas Greco

We Will Either Learn To Put Aside Our Sectarian Differences, To Recognize
All Life As One Life, To Cooperate In Sharing The Bounty Of Mother Earth,
And Yield All Control To A Higher Power - Or Else We Will Find Ourselves
Embroiled In Evermore Destructive Conflicts That Will Leave This Planet
In Ruins And Avail Only The Meanest Form Of Existence For The Few, If
There Are Any At All, Who Survive!

2009-10-15 at 21:01:57

This Is Our Time By Michel Chossudovsky

When War becomes Peace,
When Concepts and Realities are Turned Upside Down,
When Fiction becomes Truth and Truth becomes Fiction.

When a Global Military Agenda is Heralded as a " Humanitarian Endeavor, "
When the Killing of Civilians is upheld as " Mere Collateral Damage, "
When those who resist the US-NATO led invasion of Their Homeland
are Categorized as Being " Insurgents or Terrorists."

When Preemptive Nuclear War is Upheld as " Self-Defense. "

When Advanced Torture and Interrogation Techniques are Routinely
Used to Protect " Peacekeeping Operations, "
When Tactical Nuclear Weapons are heralded by the Pentagon as
" Harmless to the Surrounding Civilian Population "
When three quarters of US personal federal income tax revenues are
allocated to financing what is euphemistically referred to as
" Our National Defense, "
When the Commander in Chief of the Largest Military Force on this
Planet Earth is Presented as a " Global Peace-Maker, "
When the Lie becomes the Truth.

2009-10-12 at 19:06:32

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!!!