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"I am ready to fight. My people are killed, my horses stolen; I am satisfied to fight"
-- Cheyenne chieftain Two Moon, before the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

"This was especially true in the South, the site of almost all ground combat, where every province endured firefights, bombing, and military occupation, where at least half of all the hamlets were destroyed by war's end."
-- Christian G. Appy, author of the 2003 book, "Patriots: the Vietnam War remembered from all sides." From page 102.

"Leave poor Henry alone. He's such a charming dinner guest. Bringing up these old stories is just so tacky.”
-- Peter Carlson, Washington Post Staff Writer, to those who argue that Henry Kissinger might be responsible for war crimes.

"They do not bear arms ... They have no iron ... With 50 men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want."
-- Christopher Columbus. In his diary.

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
-- William Colby, former Director of the CIA, and the head of the Phoenix Program. [Anyone have a date and source URL for this famous quote?]
http://www.pir.org/news17.html and
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/remember/colby_4-30.html and

Starting in 1959 the Diem government began creating "agrovilles." ... In 1961, the agrovilles were renamed "strategic hamlets," but it was basically the same program. ... One day I entered a village by the name of Ka Rom where highlanders had been regrouped into a strategic hamlet. They said two hundred people had starved to death in the past month. I knew they were telling the truth just by looking at them."
-- Ngo Vinh Long, South Vietnamese living in the USA. From page 57 of the 2003 book, "Patriots: the Vietnam War remembered from all sides."

"I told all four that there were going to be some times where we don't agree with each other. But that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
-- Governor George W. Bush (R-TX), President-Elect. December 18, 2000. CNN transcript: http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0012/18/nd.01.html

The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering.
-- Carl Jung.

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
-- Krishnamurti.

"Until we go through it ourselves, until our people cower in the shelters of New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and elsewhere while the buildings collapse overhead and burst into flames, and dead bodies hurtle about and, when it is over for the day or the night, emerge in the rubble to find some of their dear ones mangled, their homes gone, their hospitals, churches, schools demolished — only after that gruesome experience will we realize what we are inflicting on the people of Indochina..."
-- William Shirer, author, 1973. http://free.freespeech.org/americanstateterrorism/vietnamgenocide/MyLaiPhoenix.html

In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty, He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1814.

"Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . we need believing people."
-- Adolf Hitler, April 26, 1933, from a speech made during negotiations leading to the Nazi Vatican Concordant of 1933.

"To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good... Ideology - that is what gives devildoing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination. That is the social theory which helps to make his acts seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes, so that he won't hear reproaches and curses but will receive praise and honors."
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

"A violently active, intrepid, brutal youth that is what I am after... I will have no intellectual training. Knowledge is ruin for my young men."
-- Adolf Hitler, quoted by John Gunther "The Nation."

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
-- Goethe

"He who fights with monsters must take care that he does not become a monster."
-- Nietzsche

Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not easy.
-- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

"For criminal organizations, participating in covert operations offers much more than money. They may get a voice in selecting the new government. They may get a government that owes them for help in coming to power. They may be able to use their connections with the United States government to enhance their political power at home and to wave off the efforts of the American law enforcement community."
-- Jack Blum. Prepared October 1996 statement of former special counsel to the 1987 "Kerry" Committee (Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations), for the October 1996 Senate Select Intelligence Committee on alleged CIA drug trafficking to fund Nicaraguan Contras in the 1980s. Chaired by Senator Arlen Specter, author of the "magic" single-bullet theory of the Warren Commission on the Kennedy assassination.

"Poor people have access to the courts in the same sense that the Christians had access to the lions."
-- Judge Earl Johnson, Jr.

"The World Bank, IMF, and private banks have consistently lavished huge sums on terror regimes, following their displacement of democratic governments, and a number of quantitative studies have shown a systematic positive relationship between U.S. and IMF/World Bank aid to countries and their violations of human rights."
-- Edward S. Herman, economist, U.S. media and foreign policy critic, and author of The Real Terror Network.

"In my 30-year history in the Drug Enforcement Administration and related agencies, the major targets of my investigations almost invariably turned out to be working for the CIA."
-- Dennis Dayle, former chief of an elite DEA enforcement unit. FROM: Peter Dale Scott & Jonathan Marshall, Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America, Berkeley: U. of CA Press, 1991, pp. x-xi.

"According to Business Week, the average CEO [Chief Executive Officer] made 42 times the average blue-collar worker's pay in 1980, 85 times in 1990 and a staggering 531 times in 2000."
-- AFL-CIO "Executive Paywatch"

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it."
-- Abraham Lincoln. First Inaugural Address March 4, 1861.

"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world — no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men."
-- Woodrow Wilson, U.S. President during World War I.

"I would like to say that several months ago in Detroit we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. They told stories that at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country."
-- John Kerry [later became a U.S. Senator]. Navy lieutenant, leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 1971

"I hope we shall... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
-- Thomas Jefferson to George Logan, 1816.

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country ... corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war."
-- Abraham Lincoln, letter to Col. William F. Elkins, Nov 21, 1864. Reference: The Lincoln Encyclopedia, Archer H. Shaw (Macmillan, 1950, NY)

"...somebody has to take governments' place, and business seems to me to be a logical entity to do it."
-- David Rockefeller - Newsweek International, Feb 1 1999.

"... At that interview the [CIA] recruitment officer told me he wanted me to join the Agency and then return to Los Angeles where I would attend the Los Angeles Police Academy and use my position as a police officer as a cover. The CIA officer provided me with a stack of documents which he said were necessary for me to complete for a background check. The interview ended. Because I knew that CIA domestic operations were illegal and because I felt extremely uncomfortable with that proposition, I never completed the forms or had any further official contact with the Agency until seven years later. After my graduation from UCLA in June 1973 I joined the LAPD ... "
-- Mike Ruppert, ex-Los Angeles narcotics cop. 1997 written statement for Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty.
-- Aldous Huxley

Oh the irony. :) At the same time as George W. Bush's "crusade" against the Fundamentalist Taleban in Afghanistan was occurring there were groups of Republican Fundamentalists in the USA publicly burning Harry Potter books in bonfires after the Harry Potter movie came out in the USA. Gotta keep those female writers and witches in their place, covered in their head-to-toe veils and burkqas, and away from contaminating our children with their female ways, you know.

"They that start by burning books will end by burning men." [from German:]
"Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen."
-- Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), from his play Almansor (1821).

"I am here because I am the first judge in this country to say, in 1990, that the war on drugs was racist. It still is and that hasn't changed."
-- Judge Pamela Alexander at the Drug Policy Foundation Conference, November 1996, USA.

"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one."
"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
-- From Benito Mussolini, contributing to the "London Sunday Express," December 8, 1935.

"You can do a lot with a smile, but you can do a lot more with a smile and a gun."
-- Al Capone.

1930: “Marihuana is responsible for the raping of white women by crazed negroes.
-- Hearst Newspapers Nationwide. Hearst newspaper chain based in California.

"What could be more delightful than the endless struggle of the Puritan to make the joy of the minority unlawful and impossible?"
-- HL Mencken in ``On Being an American" from Prejudices, Fourth Series, 1922

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! Had I the ability, and could reach the nation's ear, I would today, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.
-- Frederick Douglass

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
-- Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857.

1935: “Marihuana influenced negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men’s shadows, and look at a white woman twice.
-- Hearst Newspapers

"There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical. That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice that dares not stand up against blatant violations of justice. A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law."
-- Kurt Huber, the head of the nonviolent German resistance group called White Rose, who was killed by the Nazis in 1943.

"It's coming through a hole in the air,
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
It's coming from the feel
that it ain't exactly real,
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
...Democracy is coming to the U.S.A."
-- Leonard Cohen. From the song called "The Future."

"The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. And when you're inside, and look around, what do you see? Businessmen. Teachers. Lawyers. Carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But, until we do, these people are still a part of that system. And, that makes them our enemy. You have to understand: Most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it."
-- Morpheus (from the flick "The Matrix")

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible
will make violent revolution inevitable."
-- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
Speech at White House, 13 Mar. 1962,
in Vital Speeches 1 Apr. 1962, p. 356

"Italian police came into the rooms where people were sleeping. Everybody raised up their hands, calling out 'Pacifisti!' And they beat the shit out of every person there ... There was blood at every sleeping spot, pools of it in some places."
-- Starhawk, American activist in Genoa. Reporting on G8 events, July 2001.

"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."
-- Alexis de Tocqueville

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence, clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary"
-- H.L. Mencken

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."
-- Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not
blindly rally behind it ..."
-- General Douglas MacArthur, 1957.

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."
-- ALBERT EINSTEIN, "My First Impression of the U.S.A.", 1921.

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." ~ An anonymous analysis of Benito Mussolini's fascism in Italy.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/texas.htm Texas while Bush was governor or President was an evil fundamentalist example. ;)

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."
-- Victor Hugo.

"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion."
-- Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate

"For every dollar the boss has and didn't work for, one of us worked for a dollar and didn't get it."
-- Big Bill Haywood

"The freedom of the press belongs to those who own one."
-- A.J. Liebling

"You can be active with the activists
Or sleep in with the sleepers

While you're waiting for the Great Leap Forwards."
-- Billy Bragg

"We certainly foresaw that if full freedom were left to the individual for the expression of his ideas and for action, we should have to face a certain amount of extravagant exaggeration of our principles. I had seen it in the nihilist movement in Russia. But we trusted - and experience has proved that we were right - that social life itself, supported by a frank, open-minded criticism of opinions and actions, would be the most effective means for threshing out opinions and for divesting them of the unavoidable exaggerations. We acted, in fact, in accordance with the old saying that freedom remains still the wisest cure for freedom's temporary inconveniences."
-- Peter Kropotkin 1899
"Memoirs of a Revolutionist"

"Capitalism is Man Exploiting Man;
Communism is just the opposite.
-- Old East Block Joke

Q: What has Boris Yeltsin succeeded
in doing, in just a few years,
Which the Communists weren't able
to do in seventy years?
A: Make Communism look good."
-- Russian joke, mid-1990s.

"This is not a rebellion, this is a mass awakening."
-- Don Andrea Gallo (Catholic priest, Genoa). G8 protests July 2001.

*5-1968. Metropole Paris - May '68 Dates. A Chronology. "20. May - An estimated 10 million workers are on strike; France is practically paralysed."
http://www.metropoleparis.com/1998/318/chron318.html and

"The situationists achieved their greatest notoriety in May 1968 when students provoked a revolt in the streets of Paris against the Gaullist regime. At the end of 1967, a radical manifesto surfaced written by Guy Debord, which proved to have a major influence on events in France. ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ claimed that cinema, TV, papers and advertising were all part of a worldwide hegemony of power in which powerful vested interests had learned to rule with minimum force turning everything into a media event. The staged conventions of the political parties to anoint politicians, the replacement of old neighborhoods with shopping malls and fast food franchises was part of the ‘society of the spectacle’ precisely because they helped to destroy the general community. ‘There is no place left where people can discuss the realities that concern them because they can never lastingly free themselves from the crushing presence of media discourse and of the various forces organized to relay it.’ "

"Baisses-toi et broute."
"Bend your head and chew the cud."
-- Poster graffiti. Paris. May 1968.

More May 1968 Paris graffiti, slogans, posters, murals.
http://www.slip.net/~knabb/CF/graffiti.htm and

Alcohol kills. Take LSD.

Unbutton your mind as often as your fly.

“Every view of things that is not strange is false.” (Valéry)

Workers of all countries, enjoy!

Permanent cultural vibration.

Drive the cop out of your head.


"Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few"
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). The Mask of Anarchy. 1819.

"Shelley's exile was a time of great upheaval and growing inequality in England, such equality has only been seen in modern times in Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair's Britain. The Napoleonic Wars ended in 1815, although Britain was the victor it left a huge war debt and, as in the aftermath of the First World War, it was the poor who were forced to pay the price. In the Peterloo Massacre, troops cut down and killed protesting workers (1819). This was to influence Shelley to write The Mask of Anarchy and 'Ode to the West Wind'. ... The Mask of Anarchy was not published until after Shelley's death as the publisher feared prosecution."

*7-2001. Guardian Unlimited | Columnists | New Labour's creeping poverty gap.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,522411,00.html and

"Instead of a war on poverty, They got a war on drugs, So the police can bother me."
-- Tupac Shakur. "Changes" from 2Pac Greatest Hits.

"There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself."
-- Senator Daniel K. Inouye, during the Iran Contra[-cocaine] Hearings.

"In the counsels of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."
-- President Eisenhower - January 1961.

"Satan for president -- why settle for the lesser of two evils."
-- Anonymous T-Shirt Quote.

"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal"
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime. ... Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there."
-- William E. Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1937.

"It is [free] market fundamentalism that has rendered the
global capitalist system unsound and unsustainable...market
fundamentalism is today a greater threat to open society than
any totalitarian ideology."

-- George Soros, legendary billionaire Wall Street marketeer
from "The Crisis of Global Capitalism, Open Society
Endangered", 1998.

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate systematical job of reducing us to slaves."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"You can put lipstick on a pig and call it Monique,
but it is still a pig."
-- former Texas governor Ann Richards commenting
on the "new and improved" inclusive GOP convention

"As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?"
-- "Boss" Tweed

"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants." -- Camus

"Non-cooperation with tyrants is a duty." -- Gandhi

"Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it"
-- Howard Zinn

"We will either find a way, or make one."
-- Hannibal

Americas' at that awkward stage...
It's too late to work within the system,
and too early to shoot the bastards.
-- Claire Wolfe

If some beggar steals a bridle he'll be hung by a man who's stolen a horse. There's no surer justice in the world than that which makes the rich thief hang the poor one.
-- Peire Cardenal

"The advanced nations have entered a pre-fascist social condition that will ripen in various ugly ways if the market's imperatives prevail, if commerce and finance refuse to compromise their objectives."
-- William Greider, quoted in International Herald Tribune, Dec 6, 1999,
page 17

"Practically speaking, the opponents to a reform in Massachusetts are not a hundred thousand politicians at the South, but a hundred thousand merchants and farmers here, who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may. I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, near at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless."
-- Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849

"Resist much, obey little." -- Walt Whitman

Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law. -- Oliver Goldsmith

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe

"The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of
extremists we will be.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear's path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
-- quote from Frank Herbert's book "Dune."

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear."
-- Mark Twain

This quote is from Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984), a
Pastor in the Confessing Church.
The quote appears in
the Congressional Record 14 October 1968, page 31636:

"When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew,
therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler
attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and
therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler
attacked the unions and industrialists, I was not a
of the unions and I was not concerned. Then,
Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church -- and
there was nobody left to be concerned."

Although there are some variations that have been published on that famous quotation above, the words shown are the exact ones that Niemoeller spoke in Congress. Martin Niemoeller, Berlin Lutheran pastor arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Dachau concentration camp in 1938; the Allied forces freed him seven years later. There are more variations of this statement that Martin Niemoeller said in various places and times:

"The exploitation of the poor can be extinguished not by effecting
the destruction of a few millionaires but by removing the ignorance
of the poor and teaching them to noncooperate with the exploiters."
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi, Haryan, July 28, 1940

"The oppressed should rebel,
and they will continue to rebel and raise disturbance
until their civil rights are fully restored to them
and all partial distinctions, exclusions and incapacitations
are removed."
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1776.

"The first truth is that 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 their democratic state itself. That, in essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling power. Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing."
--President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (One Thousand Americans, George Seldes, page 5.)

"The only difference between Bush and Gore is the velocity with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock at the door."
-- Ralph Nader

"It has to start somewhere,
It has to start sometime,
What better place than here,
What better time than now!"
-- Rage Against The Machine

"Revolutionary consciousness is to be found among the most ruthlessly exploited masses: animals, trees, water, air, grasses"
-- Gary Snyder

"Our hopes had been blasted, and the shadow of deep disappointment settled upon us. We had no alternative except prepare for direct action, whereby we would present our very bodies as a means of laying our cases before the conscience of the local, national, (and the international) community.
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

``When in the course of human development, existing institutions prove inadequate to the needs of man, when they serve merely to enslave, rob and oppress mankind, the people have the eternal right to rebel against, and overthrow, these institutions.''
-- Emma Goldman

"...These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country: but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered. Yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."
-- Thomas Paine Dec. 11, 1776.

"Always be capable of feeling . . . any injustice committed against anyone anywhere in the world."
-- Che Guevara

In a column by Jack Anderson in the Washington Post, June 24, 1972, p.31, Mr. Ingersoll had this to say about the subject of legalization....
"Not only are we here to protect the public from vicious criminals in the street but also to protect the public from HARMFUL IDEAS." (Emphasis added)
-- Robert Ingersoll...then Director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. (In 1974 he became the first Director of the DEA.)

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
-- Aesop

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