Quotes 6

"... serving the memorable copyright of every witness."  - E.M.

   "For about thirty minutes after his chief of staff told him that America was under attack, George W. Bush continued to sit in an elementary school classroom listening to a second-grader tell a story about a pet goat. He did a marvelous job of looking completely unsurprised. Meanwhile, four hijacked jumbo jets were able to fly off-course across several states without encountering any opposition from the most powerful and responsive air force in the world."

   "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." [Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda, 1933-1945]

   "The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." [Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda, 1933-1945]

   "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie deliberate, contrived, and dishonest but the myth persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic." JOHN F. KENNEDY

   "A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins." [Benjamin Franklin]

   "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be ... The People cannot be safe without information. When the press is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe." [Thomas Jefferson]

   "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government ...." [Source Document: The United States Declaration of Independence]

   "They who can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." [Benjamin Franklin]

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in it's essence is fascism: ownership of the government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private powers." [- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, message to Congress, - proposing the "Standard Oil" Monopoly Investigation, 1938

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of State and Corporate power." [- Benito Mussolini, father of fascism.]

   
   "Although lingering historic "melodies" do remain, the majority of our ancient history appears to be lost, codified, or somehow overwritten at the expense of depriving future generations an accurate unbiased account. Much of the world's ancient knowledge still remains hidden [occult], and this unfortunate subjugation of knowledge to ignorance has built a nesting place for every manner of social chaos." [Etznab Mathers]


   "Nothing influences people more, perhaps, than the defined meanings assigned to every word. Change the meanings to words, and you literally change history - both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because change can help to reanimate the passively pathetic petrified minds of those who imbibed once too often the old adage: 'Nobody really knows.' A curse, because altering the truth can veil the historical record of cause and effect responsible for the evolution of a particular creation, and leave a vacuum of mystery [or ignorance] in its place. Into that vacuum can drift all manner of imagination, both good and bad, regarding human history." [Etznab Mathers]

"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty." - George Washington, in his 1796 farewell speech

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero - 55 BC

 

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