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Let's get back on the streets, like the Czechs,
who stand up to stop the West's pro-war
elites forcing us into a price way too
high for the majority to pay.
- all for the USA to stay
as ''top dog'' !






Wreckless Eric:

 

''There’s nothing more fun than having a bad cold, 

feeling like death warmed up and trying to get
tax return together.''

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 Julian Assange:

 

''The goal is NOT to win these wars. The goal is to
use the wars to wash money out of the tax bases
of the United States, and out of the tax bases of
European countries and back into the hands of
transnational security elite. THAT is 

the goal. To have ENDLESS wars, 

NOT SUCCESSFUL wars."


Ravi Shankar:

 

“In always wanting to be comfortable, 

you become lazy. In always wanting 

perfection, you become angry. In 

always wanting to be rich, you 

become greedy.”


Rabbi Amram Blau & Rabbi 


Hlaron Katzinelinbyen:


 


''They used their own citizens like sheep to the slaughter 


in order to create blood lust and enable the slaughter of 


Palestinian women and children. The real target of 


Netanyahu, is not Hamas, it is the Palestinian 


people and their land and their offshore 


gas fields. Treachery, betrayal, 

genocide and theft.''


Samora Machel:

 

''We say that our objective is to conquer complete 

independence, to install a people's power, 

to construct a new society --- without 

exploitation, for the benefit of all.''


Maya Angelou:

 

“You may shoot me with your words, you may

 cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with

 your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!”


Woodrow Wilson - on the USA:

 

“We..... are citizens of the world. The tragedy 

of our times ---- is that we do not know this.”


Kanshi Ram:

 

''We will not stop until we unite the victims of the 

system, and overthrow the spirit of inequality

 in our country.''


Bruce Lee:

 

“Real living is living for others.”


Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:

 

''We come to you from a tortured land and a proud, though 

captive, people, having been asked to negotiate with 

our occupiers, but leaving behind the children of 

the Intifada, and a people under occupation 

and under curfew, who enjoined us not

to surrender ...or forget. They have 

the right to return. As we speak, 

the silence of demolished 

homes echoes through

the halls and in our 

minds: we must 

rebuild our 

homes in 

our free 

state.''


Jules Renard:

 

''The horse is the only animal into 

which one can bang nails.'


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Eino Leino:



He who a single one loves is blessed

– beloved of everybody.

Whoever self-interest forgets the best

will blessèd dreams embody.


Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav:




What caused this wreck --- this brutal and ignoble collapse 

of morals? What provoked the breach? What led mankind,
in spirit grand and noble --- to plunge in the mud? What
vampire? Oh, what leech, sucking the sap of life out 

of the breast, constantly thirsting bloody parasite? 

Ah... selfishness! — and to destroy this pest today,

we have no troops, no heroes to fight. Yes - it will 

twist and tear and rend, and fall, a tyrant, on the 

weak and innocent; although the world is wide 

enough for all -- it would have sole  control of 

earth’s extent, & even possess the universe, 

no less - pitching  the other into emptiness. 

This puffed-up arrogance, that’s dressed in 

iron and armed with lethal weapons, lurks 

in wait; that bulks... like stormy clouds on

 the horizon, each move a threat ------ with 

wide eyes full of hate; that hangs above 

the earth like punishment --- and keeps 

peace powerless: it coarsely swears 

that it fears God alone! - But this is 

meant contemptuously: in truth,

it does not care. Whether your 

wisdom comes of silver years

or you’re a man in bloom, cry 

to them all, “Enough!” — and 

you’ll be a champion of the 

world. Offer your enemy - a 

brother’s hand, a white flag 

over red ruin unfurled! Or… 

must violence constantly 
be fanned............ till it

burns out?''


 
George Sand:

 

''Guard well within yourself 

 that treasure.... kindness.''



Permanent Representative of the Russian 

Federation to the UN --- Vasily Nebenzya: 

 

“Very soon ------ the only topic of all international 

meetings on Ukraine, will be the unconditional 

surrender of the Kiev regime.”


Tim Wise:

 

''Here's the reality. The image of a white Jesus has been
used to justify enslavement, conquest, colonialism, the
genocide of indigenous peoples. There are literally 

millions of human beings whose lives have been 

snuffed out - by people who conquered under 

the banner of a white god. Jesus - was not 

born in a manger in central Pennsylvania. 

He was a man of colour. And the fact 

that we have represented him --- for 

centuries literally, as a white man

- speaks to the entire history of 

white supremacy.''


Rabbis Amram Blau and

Hlaron Katzinelinbyen:

 

''When Palestine... came under the charge of the League of Nations
and Great Britain became responsible as 
Mandatory the majority
of the Jews in the country 
were strictly orthodox. At that time
the Zionists 
succeeded in bringing into the Holy land .....a 

growing stream of Zionist immigrants ----- people whose
ways of life and god
lessness were viewed by orthodox 

Jews established here, with alarm and dismay – fear
at the possibility
 that our children would be misled 

by the ungodly & dismay at the growing influence
and 
determination of the godless Zionists, to be
recognized as 
the representatives and leaders
of all 
Jewry - over the whole world. Whatever
its origin, present day 
political Zionism is in
direct 
conflict with Jewish God-given Laws.
The Zionists ----- quickly 
replaced orthodox
religious 
schooling by a national system of
education and having taken
 all sections of
the Jewish 
Community under their wing -- 
they have been organised on foundations
which is 
alien to Judaism and, in fact, is
so planned ----- as 
to eliminate religion.''



 Jean de La Fontaine:

 

''By the work, one knows the workman.''


Richard Price:

 

''Ignorance is the parent of bigotry, intolerance, 

persecution and slavery. Inform and instruct

mankind and these evils will be excluded.''


William Faulkner:

 

''To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality

 because of race or colour, is like living in Alaska and being

 against snow. If we Americans are to survive it will have
to be 
because we choose and elect and defend to be
first of all Americans; 
to present to the world one
homogeneous and unbroken 
front --- whether of
white Americans ------- or black ones or 
purple
or blue or green… If we in America ----- have 

reached that point in our desperate culture 

when we must murder children, no matter 

for what reason or what colour, we don’t 

deserve to survive, and probably won’t.''


Fidel Castro:

 

''Reactionaries... often describe both Marx and Lenin 

as theorists, without taking into consideration that 

their utopias inspired Russia and China --- the two 

countries called upon to lead a new world which

will allow for human survival --- if imperialism 

does not first unleash a criminal, 

exterminating war.''


Peng Liyuan:

 

''There is a saying, 'Eyes are the windows to the soul.'

It means, mostly, people can see through someone 

else by eye contact, in seven seconds. I have a 

habit that, if I meet someone I don't know, I'd 

like to look at her or his eyes on purpose. 

When my eyes lay on them........ I can 

immediately see their true colour.''


James Welch:

 

''Nobody would take checks [cheques] from Indians, 

nobody would give them any credit, and nobody

would let them drink in the bars. There was a

rudeness, a brusqueness, with which the

Indians were treated constantly. At a 

very young age, that had entered

my consciousness.''


Aneurin "Nye" Bevan:

 

''The Communist Manifesto stands in a class by itself 

in Socialist literature. No indictment of the social 

order ever written can rival it. The largeness of

its conception --- its profound philosophy and 

its sure grasp of history, its aphorisms and 

its satire --- all these make it a classic of 

literature, while the note of passionate 

revolt which pulses through it, no less 

than its critical appraisement of the 

forces of revolt, make it for all 

rebels - an inspiration

and a weapon.''


José María Morelos:

 

''May slavery be banished forever ---- together with the 

distinction between castes, all remaining equal, so 

Americans may only be distinguished by vice or 

virtue. In the new laws --- may torture not

be allowed.''


 
Joel Kovel:

 

''What will happen in Israel? US support.... will fade, 

slowly, then completely. Israel will circle wagons, 

become more oppressive: Another nakba -- or a 

single state? Will be determined militarily and 

politically via internal and external violence 

and nonviolence. Unless you're trying
to 
change the world, you can't 

understand it.''


Tony Benn:

 

“Britain is the only colony in the British Empire 

and it is up to us, now, to liberate ourselves.


John 13:35:

 

“By this shall all men know 

that ye are my disciples,

if ye have love one 

to another.” 


Dominique Pire:

 

''Peace, is not something to 

say, but something to do.''


Khalil Gibran:

 

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your
temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of 

one religion, and it is the spirit.”


Alice Childress:

 

“But if we grow stronger... and rise higher than 

what's pullin' us down... Yes, rise higher than 

dirt...  that fifty pound weight will lift and 

you'll be free, free without anybody's 

by-your-leave. Do something - to 

wash out the sin - and nobody 

would write ''peace'' on no 

walls - 'cause it would be 

peace - and our hearts 

would be free!”


William Congreve:


 


''Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, 


to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.''


 


Che Guevara:

 

''I know you're here to kill me. 

Shoot, coward, you are only 

going to kill a man.''


Heinrich Böll:

 

''We are talked into believing ----- that compassion

belongs in the area of sentiment. That - is a lie. 

Compassion -- is a tremendous force -- a vast 

energy........ and a creative imagination,

is also part of compassion.'' 


Marie de Rabutin-Chantal:

 

''Good and evil travel on the same road, 

but they leave different impressions.''


Tony Benn:

 

“Hope is the fuel of progress....... and fear

is the prison in which you put yourself.”


Marcus Tullius Cicero:

 

“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:

Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;

Worrying about things that cannot be changed or 

corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible 

because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing 

to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting 

development and refinement of the mind;

Attempting to compel others to believe 

and live as we do.”


Bob Herbert, journalst:

 

''I get a headache when I hear supporters of this endless warfare complaining
about the federal budget deficits. They are like arsonists complaining about
the smell 
of smoke in the neighbourhood. There's a terrible sense of dread
filtering across America at the 
moment --- and it's not simply because of
the 
continuing fear of terrorism and the fact that the nation is at war.
It is.... more 
frightening than that. It grows out of the suspicion,
that we all may 
be passengers in a vehicle that has made a
radically wrong 
turn and is barreling along a dark road,
with its head
lights off and with someone behind the

wheel ------- who may not know how to drive.''


Germany's Chancellor Scholz, in 2022:

 

We are ...pushing ahead on the purchase of the armed
Heron drone from Israel. And.. with regard to nuclear

sharing, we will procure a modern replacement for 

the out-dated Tornado jets, in good time. The 

Eurofighter --- is set to be equipped with 

electronic war-fare capabilities. The 

F-35 fighter jet --- has the potential 

to be used... as a carrier aircraft. 

And finally ladies & gentlemen, 

we will do more to guarantee 

a secure energy supply for 

our country.''


Charles Dickens:

 

''It was the best of times... it was the worst of

times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the 

age of foolishness --- it was the epoch of 

belief - it was the epoch of incredulity, 

it was the season of light, it was the

season of darkness, it was the 

spring of hope, it was the 

winter of despair.''


Kim Il-sung:

 

“The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only
through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth 

confirmed by history. We are opposed to the

line of compromise with imperialism. At 

the same time, we cannot tolerate the 

practice - of only shouting against 

imperialism, but, in actual fact, 

being afraid to fight it.


Peng Liyuan:

 

''Education --- is about women and girls. It is important 

for girls to go to school, because they will become

their children's first teachers ------ someday.

Making sure that mothers are educated 

means we can lift more people out of 

poverty and build a more inclusive 

and sustainable society.''


Bernard Le Bovier 

de Fontenelle:

 

An educated mind is, as it were, 

composed of all the minds of 

preceding ages.''


Ben Okri:

 

“A people are as healthy and confident - as the 

stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers

can make nations sick. Without stories... we

would go mad. Life would lose it’s moorings 

or orientation. Stories can conquer fear 

you know. They can make the 

heart larger.”


Catherine the Great, of Russia:

 

''A great wind is blowing - and that either 

gives you imagination - or a headache.''


Maya Angelou:

 

“I've learned that people will forget

 what you said, people will forget 

what you did -- but people will 

never forget how you made

them feel.”


George Galloway, MP:

 

"You will pay a high price for the role that you 

have played in enabling, encouraging, and 

covering for the catastrophe presently 

going on in occupied Gaza, in the 

Gaza Strip."


Sara Flounders: 

 

"The 1991 Foreign Appropriations Law --- also prescribed

various forms of economic strangulation..... for several 

other countries deemed enemies ----- including Angola,

Cambodia, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, N. Korea...... 

and Vietnam. On the other hand ---- countries moving

hastily toward a capitalist market economy in 1990 

- such as Poland - were to receive special funding. 

In all the expressions of concern and sympathy 

for refugees and displaced people in countries 

all over the globe but especially in the former 

Yugoslavia, no US official ever mentions the 

terrible suffering caused by US economic 

strangulation."


Édouard Schuré:

 

''A nation is not a number of uniform values or ciphers; it is 

a living being, composed of organs. So long as national 

representation is not the image of this organization, 

right from its working, to its teaching classes, 

there will be no organic or intelligent 

national representation.'' 


Bob Herbert, journalst:

 

''There is nothing more American -- than 

brutal violence. The country was built 

on it, revels in it -- and shows every 

evidence of clinging to it with the 

crazed, destructive strength of 

an obsessive lover.''


Walter Rodney:

 

''In speaking of the European slave trade, mention must 

be made of the USA, not only because its dominant
population was European, but because Europe 

transferred its capitalist institutions - more 

completely to North America, than to any 

other part of the globe - and established 

a powerful form of capitalism ------ after 

eliminating the indigenous inhabitants

and exploiting the labour of millions
of 
Africans. However - the peasants
workers of Europe, & eventually,

the inhabitants of the whole world

 paid a huge price -- so capitalists 

could make their profits --- from

the human labour that always 

lies behind the machines.'' 


Thomas Carlyle:


 


“The greatest of faults, is 

to be conscious of none.”


Ramin Razaheri:

 

''The UK is the most screwed up, being the most intractable
counter-revolutionary subversives, 
of every progressive
political movement, 
since 1789 ----------- yet somehow 
seeing in its 
own mirror --- the beacon of fair play. 
It may be interesting to supporters of the Iranian
Islamic Revolution, to 
know what Napoleon did
say, was 
perhaps ------
- his biggest mistake? 
Restoring the property of the old nobility
- whom he had 
allowed back to France 

in an amnesty........ Those “Napoleonic
Wars” are 
more accurately titled “the

Wars Against the French Revolution”.


Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti:

 

''Try to understand the fact --- that for more than a

hundred years in the late fourth, third and early

second centuries BC, there was a state which

controlled... the entire natural geographical

domain of south Asia. Not even the British

controlled such a large area, for such a 

long period. This fact - should, in any 

case, be one of the answers to the 

notion that there have only been 

divisive tendencies... in the 

political history of India.''



Julian Assange: "If wars can be started 

by lies, peace can be started by truth."


Charles Dickens:


 


“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”



Carlos Manuel de Céspedes:

 

''Men do not realize the evil caused by divisions. Carried away 

by their ambitions, their quarrels and other miserable

personalities, they see a homeland and freedom 

only in the satisfaction of these vile passions, 

bringing us closer, at all times, with their 

recklessness: on the brink of civil war, 

while the war of independence is 

not even complete.''


Klitschko: 

"In Europe, every young person 

-------- has a legal right to a job.''

 

Jatzenjuk:

"Euro-association means that every 

pensioner will immediately receive 

at least 1,000 euros in a pension."

 

Ukraine woman to EU boss Borrell: 

"You are a hypocrite --------- Josep!"


Marie de Rabutin-Chantal:

 

''There are some people who never

acknowledge themselves in the 

wrong; God help them!''


Bruce Lee:

 

''Preparation for tomorrow

----- is hard work today.''


Abul Malik Houthi: 


 


“The root cause of global terrorism --- is Zionism 


and its tentacles of Israel, the US and Britain.” 




Chief Rabbi of Israel, Ovadia Yosef, 2010:

 

"Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have 

no place in the world --- only to serve the People of Israel. 

In Israel, death has no dominion over them. With gentiles

it will be like any person, they need to die, but [God] will
give them longevity. Why? Imagine -- that one’s donkey 

would die, they'd lose their money. This is his servant. 

That is why he gets a long life, to work well for this 

Jew. Why are gentiles needed? They will work, 

they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like 

an effendi and eat. That, is why gentiles 

were created."


Andre Jules Dubus II:


 


''Living in the world as a cripple allows you to see more


clearly --- the crippled hearts of some people whose


bodies are whole and sound. All of us -- from time 


to time, suffer this crippling. Some suffer it daily 


and nightly; and while most of us, nearly all of 


us, have compassion and love in our hearts, 


we cannot - or will not - see these barely 


visible wounds of other human beings, 


and so cannot or will not pick up the 


telephone or travel to someone’s 


house, or write a note, or make 


some other seemingly trifling 


gesture, to give to someone 


what only we and God, can 


give: an hour’s respite, or 


a day’s, or a night’s; and 


sometimes, more than 


respite: sometimes

joy.''


 Richard Price:

 

''Let us - in particular - take care not to forget 

the principles of the Revolution... I will only

take notice of the three following: First;

The right to liberty of conscience in 

religious matters. Secondly; The 

right to resist power --- when 

abused. And, Thirdly; The 

right to choose our own 

governors -  to cashier 

them for misconduct 

----- and to frame a

government for 

ourselves.'


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Bruce Lee:

 

''Many people dedicate their lives.... to actualizing a

concept of what they should be like... rather than

actualizing themselves. This difference between

self-actualization and self-image actualization, 

is very important. Most people live only for 

their image.''


Theodore Roosevelt:

 

''To announce ---- that there must be no criticism of the 

President --- or that we are to stand by the President 

right or wrong --- is not only unpatriotic and servile, 

but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned 

an invisible government owing no allegiance and

acknowledging no responsibility to the people. 

To destroy this invisible government, to defoul 

the unholy alliance between corrupt business 

and corrupt politics --- is the first task of the 

statesmanship of today."


Hazrat Inayat Khan:

 

“If people but knew their own religion, 

how tolerant they would become, 

and how free from any grudge -

against the religion of others.”


Helmut Schmidt:

 

''The biggest room in the world

 is the room for improvement.''


Catherine the Great, of Russia:

 

''The Equality of the Citizens consists in this; that they
should all be subject to the same Laws. This Equality
requires Institutions so well adapted as to prevent 

the Rich - from oppressing those who are not so 

wealthy as themselves and converting all the 

Charges and Employments, intrusted to 

them as Magistrates only to their 

own private Emolument.''




George Harrison:


 

''Love one another.''


Susan B. Anthony:

 

"Whoever controls work and 

wages, controls morals."


Jeffrey Sachs:

 

“History is written by the rich, and so

 the poor get blamed for everything.”


Sonia Sanchez:

 

“The most fundamental truth to be told 

in any art form, as far as Blacks are 

concerned, is that America is 

killing us.”


Socrates:


 


"The secret of change - is to focus 


all of your energy, not on fighting 


the old, but on building the new." 




Maria Matskevich, Institute of Sociology of the Russian
Academy of Sciences in Politymagazine, issue 4, 2023: 

 

“......in 2022-2023, the desire to live in a socialist rather 

than capitalist society has risen sharply. While in 2020,
sympathies for socialism and capitalism were about 

equal (26% and 21%, respectively), by mid-2022, 

48% chose socialism and only 12% capitalism. 

In 2023, this ratio is already 48% vs. 5%.”


Leonardo Boff:

 

''Today social justice represents one of the most

serious challenges to the conscience of the 

world. The abyss between those who are 

within the world 'order', and those who 

are excluded.. is widening day by day. 

The use of leading-edge technologies

has made it possible to accumulate 

wealth in a way that's fantastic but 

perverse.... because it is unjustly 

distributed. Twenty-percent of 

humankind control 80% of all

means of life. That fact, 

creates a dangerous

imbalance in the 

movement of

 history.''


Seán MacBride:

 

''It is clear, that it is not man who has created the 

universe - whether you believe in God or in gods

or deny any divine presence - man cannot alter 

the laws that govern the universe, without 

damaging it.'


Leonardo Boff:


 


"Spirituality is that attitude which puts life at the centre, 


& defends & promotes life against all the mechanisms
of death, desiccation, or 
stagnation. The opposite of
spirit, in 
this sense, is not the body, but death and
everything associated 
with the system of death,
under
stood in the widest sense of biological,
social and 
existential death... (failure,

humiliation, and oppression).


Nikolai Berdyaev:

 

''The whole economic system of Capitalism is an offshoot of

a devouring and overwhelming lust - of a kind that can hold 

sway only in a society that has deliberately renounced the 

Christian asceticism and turned away from Heaven to give 

itself over exclusively to earthly gratifications....... It is the

result of a secularization of economic life, and by it --- the

hierarchical subordination of the material to the spiritual 

is inverted. The autonomy of economics --- has ended in 

their dominating the whole life of human societies: the 

worship of Mammon has become the determining 

force of the age. And the worst of it is that this 

undisguised “mammonism” is regarded as a 

very good thing ------ an attainment to the 

knowledge of truth and a release from 

illusions. Economic materialism 

formulates this to perfection 

when it brands the whole 

spiritual life of man as 

a deception and 

a dream.''



YouGov sociological institute survey:,

 

55% of Germans are in favour of refusing to supply Kiev

with long-range cruise missiles ---- and 26% hold the 

opposite opinion ---- while 39% believe that Berlin 

provides Kiev with too much military assistance.



Alexander Kamkin, senior researcher at IMEMO

 RAS Centre for Comparative & Political Studies: 

 

"In Germany, there are hotheads like Markus Zeder 

or Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, who almost 

demands to give her a machine gun to go to the 

Eastern Front. However... the ruling German 

circles have certain concerns ---- that the 

supply of Taurus will become a point of 

no return, in relations with Russia." 




Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev: 

 

"It is difficult to entertain illusions about a possible 

change in Germany's approach to the Ukrainian 

conflict and a sudden awareness of the risks 

of escalation associated with the use of 

long range missiles."




Vadim Kozyulin, Head of the Centre for Global Studies and

International Relations at the IAMP Diplomatic Academy 

of the Russian Foreign Ministry: 

 

"We are seeing how the conflict is becoming more intense.

More destructive types of weapons are being transferred 

to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. So we need to assume 

that the West will continue to escalate this kind of 

escalation, including with Taurus." 




Alexander Kamkin:

 

"If Berlin agrees to transfer these systems to the Ukrainian

Armed Forces, they will enable Kiev to launch separate

terrorist attacks, although supplies will be limited. It is

possible, that this is also the reason why Berlin is not

in a hurry to send them to Ukraine. At the same time

they - Tauruses - will not be able to fundamentally 

change the situation on the  front, in any case." 


Alva Myrdal:

 

''We can hope that men will understand that the

interest of all are the same, that hope lies in

cooperation. We can then, perhaps, 

keep PEACE.''


André Gide:

 

''Work and struggle and never accept 

an evil that you can change.'


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Ravi Shankar:

 

“I tell you, deep inside you - is a fountain of bliss,

 a fountain of joy. Deep inside your central core 

is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there,

 there is no fear there. Psychologists 

have never looked deep enough.”


UN declaration:

 

'' …democracy is a universal value based on the freely-

expressed will of people to determine their own 

political, economic, social and cultural 

systems, and their full participation 

in all aspects of life.''


Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro:

 

''Reason teaches us -- to be united in will, 

united in thought and united in purpose 

and that we might have strength to 

combat the prevailing evil in 

our Nation."


Gabriel Rockhill:

 

''Losurdo.. made it clear, that the text of Stalin: 

[History and Critique of a Black Legend] was

..a contribution to contextualizing and 

ending the demonization of Stalin,

who was ------ in 1946, praised 

by Gandhi.''


Marshall Berman:

 

''Whoever you are, or want to be, 

you may not be interested in 

politics, but politics is

interested in you.''


Al Sharpton:

 

''I've seen enough things to know that 

if you just keep on going, if you turn 

the corner, the sun will be shining.''


Moses Mendelssohn:

 

''The state gives orders and coerces, religion teaches 

and persuades. The state prescribes laws, religion 

commandments. The state has physical power 

- and uses it when necessary; the power of 

religion is love and benificence. The one 

abandons the disobedient and expels 

him; the other receives him in its 

bosom and seeks.. to instruct, 

or at least to console him.''


Frank Serpico:

 

''We need good role models, and 

they have to start at the top.

The whole f**king system

 is corrupt.''


June Callwood:

 

''The central fact of North American history

 is that there were fifteen British Colonies

 before 1776. Thirteen rebelled, and two 

didn't. The beaver, which has come to 

represent Canada, as the eagle does 

the United States & the lion Britain,

 is a flat-tailed, slow-witted, toothy 

rodent known to bite off it's own 

testicles, or to stand under its 

own falling trees.''


Nicholas Murray Butler:


 


''Those people who think only of themselves, 


are hopelessly uneducated. They are not 


educated... no matter how instructed 


they may be. America is the best 


half-educated country in 

the world.''


Trygve Lie:


 


''My God, this is war against

 the United Nations.''


Mark Twain:


 


“I have read carefully the treaty of Paris [between the 


United States and Spain], and I have seen that we do 


not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the 


Philippines. We have gone there to conquer, not to


redeem. And so, I am an anti-imperialist. I am 


opposed to having the eagle put its talons 


on any other land.”




Bianca Jagger:

 

''People in so many countries look up 

to the United States, as a model of 

democracy, but I doubt if that

can continue. It leaves me 

with a great sense 

of loss.''


Arnold Wesker:

 

''Education isn't only books and music - it's asking 

questions, all the time. There are millions of us,
all 
over the country, and no one, not one of us,
is 
asking questions: we're all taking the

easiest way out.''


Hermann Hesse:


 


''Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line 


we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of 

which the world consists, other, new insights begin.''


Aretha Franklin:


 


''We all require and want respect, 


man or woman, black or white.


It's our basic human right.''



 


''I think women and children and older 


people, are the three least-respected 


groups in our society.''




William Hazlitt:

 

''The more we do ------------- the more we can do.

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the colour 

in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn 

your person, maintain your health, your 

beauty and your animal spirits.''


John Kessel:

 

''But that was the nature of love: one did not offer it with any 

assurance that it would change the world, even if in the end 

it was the only thing that could.''


Daniel Berrigan: 

 

''Instead of building the peace by attacking injustices 

like starvation, disease, illiteracy --- and  political
and economic servitude ------ we 
spend a trillion
dollars on war -  until 
hatred and conflict have
become... 
the international pre-occupation.
The 
arms race is worse than it ever was, 

the dumping of creation ---- down a 

military rat hole ---- is worse than 

it ever was ---- the wars across 

the earth ---- are worse than

they ever were....... I don't 

know what more to say: 

I mean we are all going 

to die in a world - that 

is worse than when 

we entered it.''


Tim Wise:


 


''Too often ---- systems of oppression turn those 


who are the targets of the oppression, against 

one another.''


Nicholas Murray Butler:

 

''Optimism is essential to achievement 

--- and the foundation of courage and 

true progress.''


Horace Mann:

 

''If any human seeks for greatness, 

let them forget greatness and ask 

for truth, and they will find both.''



 Alexander Nevsky

(Saint Alexander):

 

"Whoever will come to us with a 

sword, from a sword will perish."


Cesar Chavez:

 

''To be a human is to suffer for others.

 God help us to be humans!''


Thierry Mariani: 

 

''Let's be clear: these loans will never be repaid. 

Today, Ukraine is bankrupt, its financial 

breathing is supported by Western 

countries. We are told, "These 

are not donations, these are

loans." But these loans will

never be repaid. So in fact 

the European Union is, 

quite imperceptibly.... 

getting into debt...... 

to finance Ukraine.'' 


Gustav Stresemann:

 

''Mankind advances --- 

only through struggle.''


Gennady Zyuganov:

 

''I would like to remind those who push Byelorussia toward chaos 

and rehearse the scenario of a Russian Maidan in its cities, 

humiliate our Motherland, slander our common past, mock 

our heroic deeds and insult the Russian World: you are 

playing with fire! Russians and Byelorussians cherish

 the ideas of justice. They loathe the principles of 

greed and gain. As long as the great spirit of 

Victory is alive in us, we are able rise from 

any inferno and darkness, overcome any

crisis and score new historic victories.''


Anacharsis Cloots:


 

''Bad mind, bad heart.''


Myrlie Louise Evers-Williams:

 

''Jim Crow is alive and it's dressed in 

a Brooks Brothers suit, my friend,

 instead of a white robe.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:

 

''Under the cover of civilization, men are hunted like deer, 

plundered, robbed, killed; and these horrors..... are 

presented afterwards - in eloquent orations - as 

blessings. Hypocrisy and knavery are added

 to crimes!''


Hazrat Inayat Khan:

 

''The more elevated the soul, 

the broader the outlook.'


'
Seyed Hassan Nasrallah: 

 

“A number of Zionist officials ---- have said

that all this carnage, acts of terror, and 

barbaric actions --------- have one main 

objective ----- which is subjugation. 

They are trying to say... that the 

cost of demanding one's right 

is very costly.”


 
Johnny:

 

''Since at least 1900 - roughly - the peoples of the West

have been subject to the most intense brainwashing 

and misinformation campaign - that only went into 

overdrive after WWII. I mean, it's crazy. Hopefully 

we will all wake up - before it is too late. Russia 

- is awake.  China - is awake. The resistance is 

awake. I pray that the west really wakes up.''


Johnny:

 

''I laugh - at the description 'Judeo-Christian.' If most 

Christians realize that a STANDARD Jewish prayer 

--- is that Jesus is in a boiling vat of shit up to his 

neck, or that Jews regularly spit on Christians, 

this facade would end. If most Christians 

also understood, that Jesus is the 

second most revered prophet 

in Islam, a lot of views 

would change.''


Thomas Jefferson:

 

''It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own 

debts as it goes. A principle which - if acted on - 

would save one-half of the wars of the world.''


Daniel Berrigan: 

 

''The sponsors of war ---- closely resemble the weapons they
create. And smart bombs, depleted uranium, land mines,
rockets and tanks --- rather than protect 'widows and
orphans and strangers at the gate', are designed 

precisely --- to create 'widows and orphans',

to transform strangers into enemies and 

enemies into corpses. You just have

 to do what you know is right.''


V. I. Lenin:

 

''The oppressed are allowed, once every few years, 

to decide which particular representatives of the 

oppressing class are to represent and repress 

them in parliament. Democracy is

 indispensable to socialism.'


'
US Democrat Representative, Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan:


 


“I grieve for the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost yesterday,


today and every day. I am determined as ever, to fight for 


a just future where everyone can live in peace, without 


fear and with true freedom, equal rights, and human 


dignity. The path to that future --- must include
- lifting 
the blockade, ending the occupation,
dismantling the apartheid system, that 


creates.. the suffocating, dehumanizing 


conditions that can lead to resistance. 


The failure to recognize the violent 


reality of living under a siege, 


occupation, and apartheid,  

makes no one safer.”


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:

 

''Assimilate! Or, if you avow your weakness, let them go and 

give them autonomy... There is no shortage of organizing 

geniuses in Africa.''


 
Peter Berresford Ellis:

 

 "I write - as someone who fully supports 

Celtic cultural, political and economic 

independence. Nor do I disguise the

fact that I am a socialist."

 

“Once the languages disappear, then Celtic 

civilization will cease to exist, and the 

cultural continuum of 3,000 years, 

will come to an end.” 

 

“It will be no natural phenomenon. It will 

be as a result of centuries of a careful 

policy of ethnocide.” 


 
Claudette Werleigh:

 

''There is no ready-to-use formula to put an end to violent 

conflicts — not just one magical, unique and universal 

way to build peace. But, fortunately, there are some 

basic and sensible rules, which, if followed, can 

help to establish and strengthen a peaceful 

environment. It is important, that people 

do not see money, as a solution. First, 

it is not going to solve any problem. 

It can help people to solve one or 

two issues -- but it will not be a 

permanent situation. Second, 

when you give money --- you 

are not empowering people

you are only responding to 

emergencies. You will not 

be in a position to build.''


G. K. Chesterton:

 

''Tradition --- means giving votes to the most 

obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is

the democracy of the dead. Tradition 

refuses to submit to that arrogant 

oligarchy, who merely happen 

to be walking around.''


Nathaniel Hawthorne:

 

''What we call real estate - the solid ground to build 

a house on - is the broad foundation, on which, 

nearly all the guilt of this world rests.''


Albert Schweitzer:

 

''Success --- is not the key to happiness. Happiness is

 the key to success. If you love what you are doing - 

you will be successful.''


Jon Cruddas, UK MP for Dagenham & Rainham:

 

''It’s a really interesting question ....it's cropping up in 

other local policies --- whether you can walk around

with a can of Special Brew; how people look after 

their dogs; and what about if you burgle a home 

and get caught, should your wife and child get 

chucked out of public housing while you are

in prison --- has a covenant been broken? 

These things - are right on the frontline

of this liberal-communitarian debate.''


Gamal Abdel Nasser:

 

“What was taken by force can

only be restored by force.”


Josh Paul, ex--State Department’s 

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs:

 

“I believe to the core of my soul that the response 

Israel is taking, and with it the American support

both for that response -- and for the status quo 

of the occupation - will only lead to more and 

deeper suffering for both the Israeli and the 

Palestinian people and is not in the long

term American interest.” 


Ramakrishna:

 

"Rain-water never stands on high ground, but

runs down to the lowest level. So also the 

mercy of God remains in the hearts of

the lowly, but drains off from those 

of the vain and the proud."


Claudia Jones: 

 

''The Lady with the Lamp, the Statue of Liberty, 

stands in New York Harbour. Her back is

squarely turned on the USA. It’s no 

wonder, considering what she 

would have to look upon. 

She would weep, if she 

had to face this way.''


William Faulkner:

 

“Some things.. you must always be unable to bear.

Some things --- you must never stop refusing to 

bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonour and 

shame. No matter how young you are or how 

old you have got. Not for kudos, and not for 

cash: your picture in the paper nor money 

in the bank either. Just --- refuse to 

bear them.” 




Gamal Abdel Nasser:

 

“We are awaiting aggression by Israel and any supporters 

of Israel. We will make it a decisive battle and get rid of 

Israel once and for all... This is the dream of 

every Arab.”


President Sukarno of Indonesia:


 


''Make the "Live and let live" principle, and the "Unity in 


Diversity" motto, the unifying force which brings us all 


together - to seek in friendly, uninhibited discussion, 


ways and means by which each of us can live his 


own life, and let others live their own lives, in 

their own way, in harmony, and in peace.''


Eve Ensler:


 


''If you are connected to your own internal being, 


it's very hard to be screwing and destroying and 


hurting another human being, because you'll be 


feeling what they're feeling. If you're separated 


--- it's not a hard thing to do at all.''




US geo-strategist George Kennan, in 1997:

 

“Expanding Nato --- would be the most fateful error 

of American policy in the entire post-cold-war era.”


Nong Duc Manh: 

 

''All countries, big or small, strong or weak, 

are equal members of the United Nations.''


Mark Twain:

 

“Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity 

of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers

his brethren about him --- and goes forth in cold 

blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind.”


Dario Fo:

 

''Real socialism - is inside man. It was not born

with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in 

the Middle Ages. You can't say it is finished.''


Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

 

''It is not true that people stop 

pursuing dreams because 

they grow old, they grow

old because they stop

pursuing dreams."


David T. Dellinger:



''The way of life that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki 

and is reported to have roasted alive a million people in

Tokyo overnight, is international and dominates every

nation of the world - but we live in the US, so our 

struggle is here. With this way of life -- death 

would be more appropriate -- there could be 

no truce --- or quarter. The prejudices of 

patriotism, the pressures of our friends 

and fear of unpopularity and death ---

should not hold us back any longer.

It should be total war against the 

economic political and social 

system which is dominant 

in this country.'' 


Lion Feuchtwanger:

 

Though physical courage is a common phenomenon in our day 

and age, moral courage is a thing that is correspondingly rare.”


Jean de La Fontaine:

 

''Man is so made, that, when anything 

fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.''


Bruce Lee:

 

''Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the

beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and 

fierce, but still only light and flickering. As 

love grows older, our hearts mature, and

our love becomes as coals...... deep-

burning and unquenchable.''


Che Guevara:

 

''Better to die standing, than

 to live on your knees.'


'
Edward Young:

 

''Tomorrow is the day......  when

idlers work, and fools reform.

Procrastination is the thief 

of time.''


Tony Benn:

 

''I think there are two ways in which people 

are controlled. First of all frighten people 

and secondly, demoralise them. An 

educated, healthy and confident 

nation, is harder to govern.''


Clara Zetkin:

 

''When the men kill --- it is up to us women to fight for the

preservation of life. Who profits from this war? Only a 

tiny minority in each nation --- the manufacturers of 

rifles and cannons --- of armour-plate, and torpedo 

boats, the shipyard owners ---- and the suppliers 

of the armed forces' needs. In the interests of 

their profits --- they have fanned the hatred 

among the people --- thus contributing to

the outbreak of the war. The workers 

have nothing to gain from this war - 

but they stand to lose everything 

that is dear to them.''


George Washington:

 

''Observe good faith and justice toward all 

nations. Cultivate peace and harmony 

with all.''


Josiah Henson:

 

''In the estimation of the illiterate, besotted poor whites 

who constituted the witnesses of such scenes in 

Charles county, Maryland, the man who did not 

feel rage enough at hearing of "a nigger" 

striking a white, to be ready to burn 

him alive, was only fit to be 
lynched out of the 

neighbourhood.''


Horace Mann:

 

''Be ashamed to die

 until you have won 

some victory for 

humanity.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:

 

''The balance sheet of colonization shows that depopulated 

France has lost over half the inhabitants of her Colonies. 

These are facts that the chloroforming Ministers dare 

not communicate to the public.''


Quentin Skinner, historian:

 

''The lack of freedom... suffered by those who advise the

powerful, may - of course - be due to coercion or force.

But the slavish behaviour typical of such counselors,

may, equally well be due, to their basic condition of 

dependence, and their understanding of what their

clientage demands of them. As soon as they begin

to 'slide into a blind dependence upon one who 

has wealth and power', they begin to desire

'only to know his will', and eventually

'care not what injustice they do, if 

they may be rewarded'.''


Víctor Jara:

 

''With the power that comes from the people

We must make ---- a better homeland

Together and united we must strike

At power, at power, at power.''


Saint Vladimir the Great: 

 

“The world is filled with people who are 

no longer needed and who try to make 

slaves of all of us and they have their 

music... and we have ours.”


Nikolay Chernyshevsky:

 

''If a person is inclined to look for something, 

he finds it wherever he looks. Even if there

is no trace of it at all, he still finds clear 

evidence. Even if there’s not even a 

shadow --- still he sees, not only a 

shadow of what he’s looking for, 

but everything he’s looking for. 

He sees it in the most un-

mistakable terms, and 

these terms become 

clearer with each 

new glance and 

every new

thought.''


Mark Twain:

 

''Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose 

you were a member of Congress.

But I repeat myself.''


Huey P. Newton: 

 

''The United States is already antique.''


Ravi Shankar:



“Don't Fall in love, Rise in Love!”


Thomas Carlyle:


 


“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”





Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman of the CC CPRF:

 

''Standing in the way of our fraternal aspirations, are the 

selfish interests of transnational capital, epitomized, by 

the USA, and its NATO allies. Seeking to prevent global 

capitalism from sinking into a full-scale crisis they are 

using sundry mechanisms of hybrid wars, broadening 

their expansion ---- and fomenting managed chaos. 

The tentacles of this octopus have already got a
stranglehold on Ukraine. The Bandera clique 

was brought to power in Kiev, in order to

impose economic bondage on the 

fraternal country, to strengthen 

the anti-Russian alliance in 

Eastern Europe and form 

the “Baltic-Black Sea 

cordon sanitaire.''


Cuba's leader, Diaz-Canel, speaking at the UN:


 


"This mid-term review of the 2030 Agenda --- takes place at 


a time of extremely critical juncture -- in which developing


countries face multiple challenges & an unjust economic 


order that perpetuates inequalities and poverty. We will


reach 575 million people living in extreme poverty by 


2030. By that date - barely a third of countries will 


manage to halve national poverty levels.  We will 


not end hunger as agreed -- at the current pace, 


none of the 17 SDGs will be achieved, and over 


half of agreed goals, will be unmet. Therefore 


- a better global sovereign debt architecture, 


with the participation of the South ------- is 


necessary. It will allow for fair, balanced, 


and development-oriented treatment --- 


and I ask the United Nations to firmly


reject unilateral trade restrictions -- 


incompatible with the agreements 

of the WTO.''


Thomas Jefferson:

 

''I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of 

our monied corporations... which dare, already, to 

challenge our government to a trial by strength, 

and bid defiance to the laws of our country.''


Tim Wise:

 

''What whites have rarely had to think about —

because -- being the dominant group, we are

so used to having our will done, with a little

effort at least -- is that, maybe the point is 

not victory, however much we all wish to 

see justice attained and injustice routed. 

Maybe our redemption, comes from the 

struggle itself. Maybe it is in the effort, 

the striving for equality and freedom, 

that we become human.''


Emily Greene Balch:

 

''Probably people always feel.... that they are living in 

a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken

 perhaps, in thinking that this is an era of 

particularly momentous change, 

rapid and proceeding at an 

ever quickening rate.''

 

 

''We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we 

not only undergo events, we in part cause them 

or at least influence their course. We have not

 only to study them, but to act.''

 

 

''Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in

China, do not ask themselves how real is liberty

among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant, 

in capitalist society.''

 

 

''We have lived through the flood time of fascism, 

and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course 

at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste

--- beyond all computation.'' 

 

 

''It is natural to try to understand one's own time 

and to seek to analyse the forces that move it. 

A major one which no one can overlook, is

 technological and based on inventions 

and discoveries which have altered 

the whole basis of production and 

deeply affected social relations.''

 

 

''These wars appear also to have given its death blow

to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, 

under which, weaker peoples were treated as 

possessions, to be economically exploited. 

At least we hope that such colonialism 

is on the way out.''

 

 

''A dark and terrible side of this sense of community 

of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny

which, in these days of atomic weapons, darkens

 men's minds all around the globe.''

 

 

''The question... whether the long effort to put an 

end to war can succeed without another major 

convulsion, challenges not only our minds, 

but our sense of responsibility.''

 

 

''Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal

and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable

principles, face change full of courage, 

courage based on faith.''


Andrés Manuel López Obrador:

 

"Conquest and colonization are signs 

of backwardness, not of civilization, 

less, of justice."


Dennis Kucinich:

 

''The tax code is not the only area where the 

administration is helping the rich get richer 

and the poor get poorer. It has spent $155

billion for an unnecessary war, driven 

by fear.''


Harry Schwarz:


 


''Laws alone, are not enough to ensure that freedom is 


safeguarded. What is required, is a spirit of freedom 


among the people concerned. There must be an 


atmosphere of respect, a feeling of belonging 


together, an atmosphere of harmony with 

fellow beings.''


Ukrainian Defense Ministry decree:

 

''People with HIV and schizophrenia, are subject to 

mobilization. The health requirements for sending 

conscripts of "marines" and "paratroopers" have 

also been simplified.

 

List of diseases (incomplete), with which 

their carrier can be on the front line:

 

2-b - clinically cured tuberculosis;

 

4-b - viral hepatitis with minor dysfunction;

 

5-b - asymptomatic HIV;

 

13-c - endocrine system diseases

 with minor dysfunction;

 

14-c - mild short-term painful 

manifestations of mental disorders;

 

17-c - neurotic, stress-related and somatoform 

disorders (phobic, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive 

adaptation), neurasthenia, (reactions to 

severe stress) with moderately 

pronounced, short-term 

manifestations;

 

21-in - slowly progressive diseases 

of the central nervous system;

 

22-c - episodic and paroxysmal disorders.''


US news report:

 

''The "Mission: Readiness" new report, based on U.S. 

Department of Defense data, says 77% of young 

Americans 17 to 24 years old are ineligible for

military service, a 6-percentage-point 

increase.... since 2017. The most 

prevalent disqualification rates 

are overweight (11%), drug 

and alcohol abuse (8%), 

and medical/physical 

health (7%)."


Bertha von Suttner:

 

''Seek not good from without: seek it 

within yourselves, or you will never

 find it.''


Alexis de Tocqueville:

 

“It is indeed difficult to imagine how men who have 

entirely renounced the habit -- of managing their 

own affairs ---- could be successful in choosing 

those who ought to lead them. It's impossible 

to believe that a liberal, energetic, and wise 

government... can ever emerge from the 

ballots of a nation of servants.”


Mary Ritter Beard:



“Action without study - is fatal. 

Study without action, is futile.”


Mary McLeod Bethune:

 

''Without faith, nothing is possible. 

With it ------ nothing is impossible.''


Chelsea Manning:

 

''We need to stop hoping that our systems will right

 themselves. We need to actually take the reins of 

government and fix our institutions. We need to

 save lives, by making change at every level.''


Claudette Werleigh:


 


“The widening gap is not only between


 rich and poor nations, but also 


between classes within a 


same single country,” 


Peter Fraser:

 

''It is for us now, to see that we go forward 

in the same spirit of co-operation, in the 

same spirit of mutual assistance, with 

the same spirit of justice between 

nation and nation and man and 

man ------ as our boys went 

forward to fight for us 

and as our people 

have worked 

for us.''


John Magufuli:

 

"These people occupied government positions 

but had no qualifications... they robbed us, 

just like other common criminals."


United Nations' General Assembly:


 


“Nuclear disarmament and the total 


elimination of nuclear weapons --- 


are the only absolute guarantee 


against the use or threat of

nuclear weapons.”


Seán MacBride:

 

''Keep under strict surveillance and control 

those secret establishments which within 

your government structures --- seem to 

regard themselves as above the law.'' 


Dennis Kucinich:

 

''We have weapons of mass destruction - we have

 to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon 

of mass destruction. Homelessness is
weapon of mass destruction. 

Unemployment is a weapon 

of mass destruction.''


Bruce Lee:

 


''If you spend too much time thinking about a thing,


 you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite


 move, daily, toward your goal.''


Jean de La Bruyère:

 

''There are some men who turn a deaf ear to reason 

and good advice, and wilfully go wrong, for fear of

being controlled.''


Andrés Manuel López Obrador:

 

''The most important priority is neither the United States 

nor the American continent. What is truly important, is 

to build here on this earth the kingdom of justice and

 universal brotherhood and sisterhood.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:


 


''I regret very much. at a time when France is passing 


through such a critical period, to be obliged to make 


a strong denunciation of her Colonial Policy, which 


today encompasses almost entirely every phase

 of the problem of the Negro race.''


Xi Jinping:


''Happiness does not fall out of the blue and dreams


...will not come true by themselves. We need to be


down-to-earth and work hard. We should uphold 


the idea --- that working hard is the most 


honorable, noblest, greatest and 

most beautiful virtue.''


Leonardo Boff:

 

''Today we are in a new phase of humanity. We all 

are returning to our common house, the Earth:

the people, the societies, the cultures and 

religions. Exchanging experiences and 

values, we enrich ourselves and we

complete ourselves - mutually.''


Cesar Chavez:

 

''We learned many years ago, that the 

  rich may have money, but the poor, 

  have time.''


Mark Twain:

 

“Why is it right that there is not a fairer division of the spoil 

all around? Because laws and constitutions have ordered 

otherwise. Then it follows that laws and constitutions 

should change around and say there shall be a 

more nearly equal division.”


Hilaire Belloc:

 

The microbe is so very small: 

You cannot take him out at all.


Javier Pérez de Cuéllar:

 

''It is ironic, that the accumulation of arms 

is one of the few expanding industries in 

a period of economic depression

 and gloom.''


James Madison Jr.:

 

''If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, 
it 
will be in the guise of fighting
a foreign enemy.''


George Carlin:

 

''I think people should be allowed to do 

anything they want. We haven't tried

 that for a while. Maybe this time

 it'll work.''


1960's UK PM, Harold Wilson:

 

''Selsdon Man --- is designing a system of society 

for the ruthless and the pushing, the uncaring. 

His message to the rest is ------ you're out on

your own.''


Augustine of Canterbury:

 

''The confession of evil works --- is 

the first beginning of good works.''


Huey Long:

 

''We swapped the tyrant 3,000 miles away 

for a handful of financial slaveowning 

overlords, who make the tyrant of 

Great Britain seem mild.''


Paul Laurence Dunbar:


 


''Poor conceited humanity! 

Interpreters of God indeed.''


President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni: 

 

“One facet of neo-colonialism and colonialism was 

Africa being confined... to producing only raw 

materials, crops, like coffee, and minerals.

This issue -- is the biggest factor why the 

African economies are stunted; they do 

not grow ---- because all the value is 

taken by other people. So, what I 

want to propose to Russia and 

China, is to discourage as a 

policy the importing of raw

materials from Africa and
to 
instead work with the 

Africans, to add value 

at source.”



President of Burkina Faso, Ibrahim Traoré: 

 

“A slave that does not rebel does not deserve pity. 

The African Union (AU) must stop condemning 

Africans who decide to fight against their 

own puppet regimes of the West.”


Richard Steven Hacks: 

 

''Ukraine's army could collapse literally at any moment. 

The fact that it appears incapable of launching
effective attacks of any significant size in
this "offensive" - which 
is the definition
of “combat effectiveness” - appears

to bear that out.''


Yanis Varoufakis:

 

''Unemployment & low economic activity have been held 

up as proofs of insufficient competition, to be fought by 

the magic of ‘deregulation’ - the releasing of bankers & 

oligarchs, from government restraints. If deregulation 

does not work --- more privatization is thought to be 

able to do the trick instead. When this fails it must 

have been the fault of the labour market --- which 

must be liberated from the interference of trade 

unions and the impediment of social security 

benefits. And so it goes on.''


John F. Kennedy:

 

''Peace is not impracticable, and war is not inevitable.

Never bring an adversary to a choice between 

a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war.'


Paul Laurence Dunbar:

 

''Taking it all in all and after all, negro life in 

Washington is a promise, rather than a 

fulfillment. But it is worthy of note for 

the really excellent things which 

are promised.''


Richard Price:

 

''Though our immediate attention -------- must be employed

in promoting our own interest - and that of our nearest 

connexions; yet we must remember that a narrower 

interest ought - always - to give way to a more 

extensive interest. In pursuing particularly 

the interest of our country, we ought to 

carry our views beyond it. We should 

love it ardently, but not exclusively. 

We ought to seek its good ----- by 

all the means that our different 

circumstances and abilities, 

will allow; but, at the same 

time we ought to consider 

ourselves as citizens of 

the world & take care 

to maintain a just 

regard --- to the 

rights of other 

countries.''


Investigative historian, Eric Zuesse: 

 

Did you know, before you read it here, that there was any

such thing as the “Rule Against Perpetuities” and that it 

had been what broke the back of feudalism in ancient 

England? And did you know that, increasingly, ever 

since 1986, America has reverted to this ancient 

feudal system that locked-in status on the basis 

of birth, locked it in, in perpetuity, for all future 

generations of the ‘Nobility’ (though, without 

any aristocratic titles to go along with it, so

that the U.S. regime can still pretend not 

to BE an aristocracy)? The US ------ is 

increasingly becoming the world’s 

stand-out model of dictatorship, 

locked-in -- by caste. It’s 

increasingly.. winner-

take-all, and keep-

it-forever.''


RAND report --- “Executive Summary:

Weakening Germany, strengthening 

the U.S.” January 25th, 2022: 




''The only feasible way to guarantee Germany’s rejection 

of Russian energy supplies, is to involve both sides in 

the military conflict in Ukraine. Our further actions 

in this country --- will inevitably lead to a military 

response from Russia. Russians will, obviously, 

not be able to leave unanswered the massive 

Ukrainian army pressure ---- on the 

unrecognized Donbas republics. 

That would make it possible to 

declare Russia an aggressor 

and apply to it, the entire 

package of sanctions... 

prepared beforehand.'' 


Al Sharpton:

 

''When people discuss the 1960s and the great 

Civil Rights Era, they often speak in romantic 

terms - as if there wasn't immense work put
in 
and as if there wasn't immense sacrifice
that 
took place. But none of those battles
were 
easily fought and won; there were 

sustained movements behind them.''


John Neal:

 

"The poor and the rich, are taxed under the militia law
to defend the property of the rich man. The rich of 

course, do not appear in the field. The poor do.

The latter cannot afford to keep away;

the former can." 


President Putin:


 


“They wanted Russian soldiers to kill each other, so 


that soldiers and civilians would die, so that in the 


end, Russia would lose, and our society would 


break apart and choke on bloody civil strife.  


They rubbed their hands, dreaming of 


getting revenge for their failures at 


the front and during the so-called 


counteroffensive, but they 

miscalculated.”


Former CIA operative, Larry C. Johnson:

 


''The potential for the war in Ukraine to escalate dramatically


remains high. It does not appear that there is any leader of 


the NATO members who can talk some sense to Poland’s


President Duda. Are the people of Poland --- ready for 

World War III?''


C. J. Cherryh:


 

''There are three kinds of people I've found:

those who think the universe is good, 

those who believe it's corrupt, and 

those who don't want to think 

about it any more than they 

can help. I prefer the 

first two.''


Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: 

 

“By ordering the deployment of 3,000 more reservists to

Europe, US President Joe Biden is preparing to fight 

Russian forces on the ground in Ukraine. I want 

people to understand, what this troop 

mobilization is about. It’s about 

preparing for a ground war 

with Russia” 


André Gide:


 


''There are many things that seem impossible, 

only so long as one does not attempt them.'


'
Washingtonpost.com July the 7th, 2023:


 


“President Biden has approved the provision of U.S. cluster


munitions for Ukraine, with a drawdown of the weapons 


from Defense Department stocks. The move... will 


bypass US law prohibiting the production, use or 


transfer of cluster munitions with a failure rate 


of more than 1 percent...''


Robert Kennedy junior, June the 19th, 2023:

 

''The pattern here is clear. Not only is the
administration deceiving the American
people about the motives for 
this
costly and tragic war, but by
continually escalating 
it,
they put the whole

world at risk
of nuclear

   conflagration.''


Bertha von Suttner:


 


''The instinct of self-preservation in human society


- acting almost subconsciously, as do all drives
in
 the human mind, is rebelling against the 


constantly refined methods of 


annihilation and against 


the destruction of

humanity.''


Frithjof Schuon: 


 


''The sacred - that which is immutable, inviolable and 


thus infinitely majestic -- is in the very substance of 


our spirit and our existence. The world is miserable
because men live beneath themselves; the 
error
of modern man, is that he wants to reform 
the
world... without having either the will or the 


power to reform man ----- and this flagrant 


contradiction ----- this attempt to make a 


better world on the basis of a worsened
humanity, can only end... in the 
very
abolition of what is human.. 
and,
consequently, in the 
abolition

of happiness too.'' 


Frithjof Schuon: 


 


''Reforming man means binding him again to Heaven, 


reestablishing the broken link; it means tearing him 


away from the reign of the passions, from the cult 


of matter, quantity and cunning and reintegrating 


him into the world of the spirit and serenity, we 


would even say: into the world of sufficient 


reason.”



Bruce Kent:

 

''We need a group campaigning on military 

expenditure, to be active in every part of

this country ....that means hard and

imaginative work, and energy.''


Julius Caesar:

 

''And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch 

and the blood boils with hate and the mind is closed, 

the leader will have no need to seize the rights of

the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry infused with 

fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up 

all of their rights unto the leader - and 

do it gladly.''


Alexis de Tocqueville:

 

“I cannot help fearing --- that men may reach a point 

where they look on every new theory as a danger, 

every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every 

social advance as a first step toward 

revolution, and that they may 

absolutely refuse to move

at all.” 


Víctor Jara:

 

When asked, four days before the military coup
of 
September 11th, 1973, what the word ‘Love’
meant 
to him:

 

''Love of my home, my wife and my children. Love for the 

earth that helps me live. Love for education and of work. 

Love of others who work for the common good. Love of

justice as the instrument that provides equilibrium for 

human dignity. Love of peace in order to enjoy one's 

life. Love of freedom, but not the freedom acquired 

at the expense of others’ freedom, but rather the 

freedom of all. Love of freedom to live and exist,

for the existence of my children, in my home, in

my town, my city, among neighbouring people.

Love for freedom in the environment in which 

we are required to forge our destiny. Love of 

freedom without yokes: not ours, 

nor foreign.''


Víctor Jara:

 

''The cultural invasion, is like a leafy tree 

which prevents us from seeing our own

sun, sky and stars. Therefore in order 

to be able to see the sky above our 

heads, our task is to cut this tree 

off at the roots.'' 


Soame Jenyns:


 


''If christian nations... were nations of christians, 


all war would be impossible and unknown 


among them.''


Graham Wallas:

 


''The most easily manipulated State in the world, would be 


one inhabited by a race of Nonconformist business men 


who never followed up a train of political reasoning in 


their lives, and who...  as soon as they were aware of 


the existence of a strong political conviction in their


 minds, should announce that it was a matter of 


'conscience' and, therefore, beyond the 

province of doubt or calculation.”


Josiah Henson:


''Judicious men felt his pulse. Oh! he could stand the whole. 

Again and again - the thong fell on his lacerated back. His 

cries grew fainter and fainter, till a feeble groan was the 

only response to the final blows. His head was then 

thrust against the post, and his right ear fastened 

to it with a tack; a swift pass of a knife - and the 

bleeding member was left sticking to the place. 

Then came a hurra from the degraded crowd, 

and the exclamation, "That's what he's got 

for striking a white man."


Gennady Zyuganov:

 

''Standing in the way of our fraternal aspirations, are the 

selfish interests of transnational capital, epitomized by 

the USA and its NATO allies. Seeking to prevent global 

capitalism from sinking in a full-scale crisis - they are 

using sundry mechanisms of hybrid wars, broadening 

their expansion ----- and fomenting managed chaos. 

The tentacles of this octopus.... have already got 

a stranglehold on Ukraine. The Bandera clique 

was brought to power in Kiev, in order to

impose economic bondage on the 

fraternal country, to strengthen 

the anti-Russian alliance in 

Eastern Europe and form 

the “Baltic-Black Sea 

cordon sanitaire.''


Paulo Coelho:


 


''Everybody is a political person, whether 


you say something, or you are silent.  A 


political attitude is not whether you go


to parliament; it's how you deal with

your life, with your surroundings.''


Bobby Fischer:


''The United States is evil. It has to be brought down,
it has to be eliminated from the world scene. 


They are the ones who have made

the world the hell that it is.''


Henry de Montherlant:

 


''A single nation that has succeeded in lowering
the 
intelligence, the morality, the quality of the
human 
race, almost throughout the globe, is
phenomenon never before experienced 


since the beginning of time. I accuse 


the United States of being in a 


constant state of crime 

against humanity.”  


Mahatma Jyotirao Phule:





''True education signifies empowering


others and leaving the world a little 

better than the one we found.''


Simone Weil:

''Human beings are so made, that the ones who 

do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person 


crushed, who feels what is happening. 


Unless one has placed oneself on 


the side of the oppressed 


- to feel with them - one

cannot understand.''


William Hazlitt:




''If you think you can win, you can win. 

Faith is necessary to victory.'


 Ella Josephine Baker:

 

“In order for us - as poor and oppressed people - 

to become part of a society that is meaningful, 

the system under which we now exist has to 

be radically changed... It means facing a 

system that does not lend itself to your 

needs and devising means by which 

you change that system.”





Tony Benn:

 


''Unlike civil laws --- economic laws are imposed on 


people with all the authority of immutable laws of


nature. But the economy is created by people, 


and supported by government intervention, 


by regulation, statute and subsidy, and 


implemented in such a way, that it 


gives substantial wealth and 


power to a privileged few, 


while a majority face a 


life of relentless work, 


stress -- and periodic 


financial insecurity.''






Nicholas Murray Butler:


 


''Fundamentally, the force that rules the world --- is conduct, 


whether it be moral or immoral. If it is moral, at least there 


may be hope for the world. If immoral, there is not only 


no hope, but no prospect of anything but destruction 


of all that has been accomplished during the last 


5,000 years.''


Augustine of Canterbury:

 

''He that is kind...  is free, though he is a slave; 

he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.''


Tony Benn:


 


''If we can find the money to kill people, 


we can find the money to help people.''


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (4/3/23):

 


“The collapse of U.S. influence over Saudi Arabia, and the


Kingdom’s new alliances with China and Iran are painful 


emblems of the abject failure of the Neocon strategy of


maintaining U.S. global hegemony --- with aggressive


projections of military power. China has displaced 


the US Empire --- by deftly projecting, instead, 


economic power. Over the past decade, our 


country has spent trillions - bombing roads, 


ports, bridges, and airports. China - spent 


the equivalent, building the same across


the developing world.  The Ukraine war 


----- is the final collapse of the Neocon's 


short-lived ‘American Century.’ Neocon


projects in Iraq and Ukraine have cost


$8.1 trillion, hollowed out our middle 


class, made a laughingstock of U.S.  


military power and moral authority, 


pushed China and Russia - into an 


invincible alliance, destroyed the 


dollar as the global currency ---- 


cost millions of lives.. and done 


nothing to advance democracy 

or win friendships, or influence.”


Dame Edna:

 

“You mustn’t judge Australia
by the Australians.”




Thomas Lipscomb, domigood.com 5/3/23):


 


“If Zelensky’s cowardice, allows America’s foreign policy


neocon scum, to push Ukraine into a doomed offensive,


it will be the most wasted effusion of blood yet, in this


catastrophic ‘proxy war.’ And... it will be the most 


disgraceful ending possible, to the Neocon’s 30 


years ‘forever war’ that dropped the US from a 


half century illusion of dominant hegemony, 


to an also ran ---- with an obsolete defense 


establishment, and a wrecked economy 


---- all in less than 2 years.”



Sir John Davies:

 

Man

 

I know my soul has power to know all things,

Yet she is blind and ignorant in all:

I know I'm one of Nature's little kings,

Yet to the least and vilest things am thrall.

 

I know my life's a pain and but a span;

I know my sense is mocked in everything;

And, to conclude, I know myself a Man ---

Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.


Ayn Rand:

 

 "Whenever destroyers appear among men

 they first corrupt the monetary system." 



Bertolt Brecht:

 

“First of all, they came to take the gypsies

and I was happy because they pilfered.

Then they came to take the Jews and

I said nothing, because they were 

unpleasant to me.

Then they came to take homosexuals,

and I was relieved, because they 

were annoying me.

Then they came to take the Communists,

and I said nothing because I was not 

a Communist.

One day they came to take me,

and there was nobody left 

to protest.''


Albert Einstein:

 

''The world is in greater peril from those 

who tolerate or encourage evil, than 

from those who actually commit it''


Maxim Gorky:

 

''Let us not search for the guilty ones 

only among others, let us speak the

bitter truth: we are all guilty ..each 

and every one of us.''

 

''The most beautiful words... in the 

English language are 'not guilty'.''


Alexander Lebed:


"There are no impossible tasks, 

no hopeless situations."


Angela Davis:

 

“I don't think we can rely on governments, 

regardless of who is in power --- to do the 

work that only mass movements can do.”


Ernestine Rose:

 

''There is ten times more in the world --- than would 

maintain all in yet unknown luxury. Yet, how much 

misery there is in our midst; not because there is 

not enough, but owing to the misdirection of it.''


Jack London:

 

“Please remember - I am talking about the world as it is. 

Those men who act without thinking, and the men who 

both think and act, are the ones who mould the world. 

The man who thinks and does not act - never moulds 

the world. He may think that he does - but that, too, 

is only a thought, the thought of a deedless, 

actionless thinker.”


William Godwin:

 


''Love conquers all difficulties, surmounts 


all obstacles, and effects what, to any 

other power, would be impossible.''


Serbian Colonel General Ratko Mladic:

 


''I wonder, if France really wants to create a Muslim 


state in Europe, why don't they empower them to 

do this, in Paris or Britain?''


Sir Gerald Kaufman, UK MP, raised as an Orthodox Jew, 


and who bitterly complained after visiting Gaza in 2009:


 


"My grandmother was ill in bed --- when the Nazis came to her


home town.  A German soldier shot her dead in her bed.  My 


grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers 


murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.  The present 


Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the 


continuing guilt from gentiles, over the slaughter of 


Jews in the Holocaust, as a justification for their

murder of Palestinians."  


Colonel Jacques Hogard:

 


''Europe Died When NATO Illegally


Ripped Out Serbia's Heart 

in 1999'' 


Yanis Varoufakis:


 


''John Stuart Mill, a British philosopher and political 


economist, warned us in 1863, ‘It is better to be a 


human being dissatisfied, than a pig satisfied, 


better to be a Socrates dissatisfied, than a 


fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, 


are of a different opinion, that is 


because they know only their 


side of the story.’''


Chairman of the CC CPRF, 


Head of CPRF State Duma 


Gennady Zyuganov:


 


We must be aware of the fact that the world is entering a period of 


political & socio-economic upheavals. They have been triggered 


by the irreversible crisis of the American project of neo-liberal 


global expansion. With the United States on the threshold of 


a veritable civil war, the turbulence is becoming still more 


dangerous. The presidential elections in the USA.... may 


trigger a new spiral. The prospect of the collapse of the


political, financial and economic foundations of global 


capitalism.. is emerging on the world agenda. To keep 


steady at the historical turning point, not to be buried 


under the rubble of a decrepit system, to ensure our


independence and development – our peoples can 


do this, only in close alliance with each other.


Aneurin Bevan:


 


''How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political power 


to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of 


Conservative politics in the twentieth century.''


John Hersey:

 

''The reality is that changes are coming... 

They must come. You must share in 

bringing them.'' 


Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:

 

''We have seen you anguish over the transformation of 

your sons and daughters into instruments of a blind 

and violent occupation - and we are sure that at no 

time did you envisage such a role for the children 

whom you thought.. would forge your future. We 

have seen you look back in deepest sorrow, at 

the tragedy of your past and look on in horror 

at the disfigurement of the victim turned 

oppressor. Not for this... have you 

nurtured your hopes, dreams 

and your offspring.''


John Cheever:



“Our country is the best country in the world.. We are 


swimming in prosperity and our President is the best


president in the world. We have -- larger apples and 


better cotton & faster & more beautiful machines. 


This makes us the greatest country in the world. 


Unemployment is a myth. Dissatisfaction is a 


fable. In preparatory school, America is


beautiful. It is the gem of the ocean, 


and it is too bad. It is bad, because 


people believe it all. Because they 


become indifferent. Because they 


marry and reproduce and vote 

and they know nothing.”


John Cheever:

 

“Long ago when they first invented the atomic bomb 

people used to worry about its going off and killing 

everybody, but they didn't know that mankind has 

enough dynamite right in his guts, to tear the 

f***ing planet to pieces.”


Liam Norton, on trial for shutting 

down Murdoch's printworks,
to #FreeThePress:


 


"The only response is to show contempt, 


as you show contempt to this planet, 


and to ordinary citizens' right to 


try and expose criminality."


Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Chair,

Mehdi Mohammad Hussein al-Mashat:



“The US and British governments, the Zionist 


regime, and most of the Western & Eastern


countries --- have been trying to obliterate

 the Palestinian cause.”


G. K. Chesterton:

 

''I do not believe in a fate that falls on men, 

however they act; but I do believe

in a fate that falls on them,

unless they act.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:

 

The problem of the Negro race first came into being in America, 

by the extermination of the aboriginal Red Skins, then, by the

transplantation of natives of Africa, to fill the void created, 

and at present it is confounded with the Colonial problem 

which is its ultimate phase and which is now shown by 

the absolute negation of the rights to property by 

Negroes, by negation of their civil rights—since 

their civil personality is not recognized, by the 

negation of their possibilities of evolution, by 

deceit, by calumnies which induce the world

to believe --- that this race is irremediably 

condemned to inferiority, to stagnate... 

 in ignorance, brutality, and violence - 

all of which is contrary --- not to 

experience --- since you have 

never attempted ---- in good 

faith, this experience -- but
to that which we 
know ----
we  ...who 
have lived with

 our fathers & our mothers,
our 
brothers, our sisters:,
we 
who know - that they 

are also men & women.''



 Rabindranath Tagore FRAS:

 

''The water in a vessel is sparkling; 

the water in the sea is dark. The 

small truth has words which 

are clear; the great truth 

has great silence.


''
Harry S. Truman:


 


''You want a friend 


in Washington? 


Get a dog.''


John Woolman:


''There is a principle... which is pure, placed in the 


human mind which, in different places and ages, 


has had different names. It is, however, pure.... 


and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, 


confined to no forms of religion nor excluded 


from any, where the heart stands in perfect 


sincerity.  In whomsoever this takes root 


and grows, of what nation soever, they 


become brothers -- in the best sense

of the expression.''


Charles Sumner:


 


''There is beauty in art, in literature, in science, and in 


every triumph of intelligence, all of which I covet for 


my country; but there is a higher beauty still — in 


relieving the poor, in elevating the downtrodden 


and being a succour to the oppressed. There 


is true grandeur in an example of justice, in 


making the rights of all.. the same as our 


own, and beating down the prejudice, 

like Satan, under our feet.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:

 

''It's necessary that you should no longer allow yourself to be put 

to sleep by this chloroform in strong doses - in doses in bulk -

which from time to time, in flights of oratory, members of 

Parliament, and sometimes their supreme chief.. 

administer you.''


Louise Erdrich:

 

“We are never so poor, that we cannot bless 

another human being, are we? So it is that 

every evil, whether moral or material, 

results in good. You'll see.”


Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine:


 


"According to Judaism ------ a person without compassion
who 
claims to be Jewish cannot be considered Jewish.


I mourn..... for the Judaism of love and kindness, 


peace and generosity, that Israel worshipers 


dismiss as a Utopian fantasy."


 
Mary Wollstonecraft:


 


''The same energy of character which 


renders a man a daring villain, would 


have rendered him useful in society 


- had that society been 

well organized.''


Lion Feuchtwanger:


 


''Both the historian and the novelist view history 


as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and 


determined to make judgments, which is 


up against a vast and densely packed 


majority of the blind, who are led by 


their instincts and unable to think


for themselves.''


Gustav Stresemann:


 


''No change in the balance of political parties 


can alter the general determination: that 


no class should be excluded from 


contributing to and sharing


responsibility for, 

the state.''


Zhu Xi:


 


The Master said - "Danger comes from being 


at ease in one's position. Death, comes from 


preserving one's existence. Disorder comes 


from one who rules. Therefore, the superior 


person is at ease yet doesn't forget danger; 


survives yet doesn't forget death; rules yet 


doesn't forget disorder. This is how his life 


can be easeful --- and his country can be


preserved.'' 




On February 26th, 2014, Viktor Yanukovych:


 


"I can't find words to characterise this new authority. 


These are people who advocate violence - the 


Ukrainian parliament is illegitimate". 


Nicholas Murray Butler:


 


''Many people's tombstones 


should read.. 'Died at 30.
Buried at 60.


'''
Hamshahri newspaper:



 


'''Many argue that the blazing fire of an armed conflict near 


European borders --- is needed only by the United States, 


which has always sought to weaken Russia --- trying to 


achieve this by proxy.. and at the expense of conflicts


along its borders. So in whose geopolitical interests 


will be the increase in the production of weapons 


on a large scale, which is called for by European 


officials and commissioners --- at all levels?'' 



Patch Adams:


 


''I have often found that mental patients who 


are given love, creativity, and community,


find the peace that they are reaching 

out for.''


John Cheever:


 


''Wisdom, we know, is the knowledge of
good and 
evil --- not the strength

to choose between the two.''






Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 


''For us, all races are as welcome as the magnificent bloom 


of spring. We do not understand --- that colour enters into 


intellectual or moral expositions; we do not understand 


that colour intervenes in economic questions ------  we 


understand nothing, of the egotistical and barbarous 


aims sought by certain civilized people who believe


that civilization can only reach its zenith --- by 


ignoring original laws, and by debasing and 


enslaving men who have the natural right 


to live, to evolve, and to attain the full 


expression of their being.''


Proverbs 22:7: 

 


“The rich rule over the poor, and the 


borrower is the slave of the lender”. 


Political philosopher Alasdair 


MacIntyre ---- in 'After Virtue':


 


“In the absence of traditions, moral debate 


is out of joint; and becomes a theatre of 


illusions in which simple indignation &


mere protest, occupy centre stage.”






President Xi, in 2013:


 


“Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the


Communist Party of the Soviet Union fall to pieces?


To completely repudiate the historical experience 


of the Soviet Union, to repudiate the history of 


the CPSU, to repudiate Lenin, to repudiate 


Stalin ------- was to wreak chaos on Soviet 


ideology & engage in historical nihilism.”






President Putin:


 


“(China) managed in the best possible way --- in my 


opinion, to use the levers of central administration


(to spur) the development of a market economy. 


The Soviet Union did nothing like this and the 


results of an ineffective economic policy 


impacted the political sphere.”



Alexander Lebed on how NATO acts:

 


"Like a big drunken hooligan 


in a kindergarten who says 

he will hit anyone he likes."


Augustine of Canterbury:


 


''If we live good lives, the times are also 


good.  As we are, such are the times.''


Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:


 


''The settlements must stop - now. Peace cannot be waged 


while Palestinian land is confiscated in myriad ways and 


the status of the Occupied Territories is being decided 


each day by Israeli bulldozers and barbed wire. This 


is not simply a position; it is an irrefutable reality.'' 


Richard Bach:


 


The meaning I picked -- the
one that changed
 my life: 
Overcome fear,


behold wonder.''


Al Sharpton:

 

''Civilians are arrested every single day - including 

innocent ones - and they must wait until their day

in court in order to argue their side of the story. 

Police officers must be subjected to the

same rules.''


Woody Guthrie:


 


“I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good.


I hate a song that makes you think you are just born to lose.


Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. 


Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too 


slim or too ugly or too this or too that. Songs that run 


you down - or poke fun at you on account of your bad


luck, or hard travelling. I am out to fight those songs 


to my very last breath of air & my last drop of blood. 


I'm out to sing songs that will prove to you that this


is your world and that, if it has hit you pretty hard 


& knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter what 


colour, what size you are, how you are built, I am 


out to sing the songs that make you take pride 


in yourself -- and in your work. And the songs


that I sing, are made up for the most part by


all sorts of folks just about like you. I could 


hire out to the other side, the big money 


side, & get several dollars every week 


--- just to quit singing my own kind of 


songs & to sing the kind that knock 


you down still farther and the ones 


that poke fun at you even more, &


the ones that make you think that 


you've not got any sense at all. 


But I decided a long time ago,


that I would starve to death, 


before I'd sing any such 


songs as that. The radio 


waves & your movies & 


your jukeboxes, & your 


songbooks, are already 


loaded  down & running 


over with such no good 


songs as that, anyhow.”


Aretha Franklin:


 


''People... really don't have to give you 


anything, so appreciate what people 


give you. Every birthday is a gift. 

Every day is a gift.''


Mark Twain:


 


“The government of my country snubs honest simplicity 


but fondles artistic villainy, and I think I might have 


developed into a very capable pickpocket


 if I had remained in the public service

 a year or two.”


Alexis de Tocqueville:


 


“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which 


covers the surface of society with a network of 


complicated rules, through which, the most 


original minds - and the most energetic 


characters cannot penetrate. It does 


not tyrannise, but it compresses, 


enervates, extinguishes... and 


stupefies a people, until each 


nation is reduced to nothing 


better than a flock of timid 


& industrious animals, of 


which, the government 


is the shepherd.”


William Godwin:

 

''The true key of the universe, is love.''






Joe Klein:


 


''When Jennifer Rubin or Abe Foxman calls me antisemitic, 


they're wrong. I am anti-neoconservative. I think these 


people are following very perversely extremist 


policies and I really did believe that it was 


time for mainstream Jews to stand up


and say, "They don't represent us, 


they don't represent Israel." 



Tim Wise:


 


''If we dont figure out a way to create equity, 


real equity of opportunity and access to 


good schools, housing, health care, 


and decent paying jobs, we're not 


going to survive as a productive 


and healthy society.''


Horace:


 


''He who postpones the hour of living rightly, 


is like the rustic who waits for the river

to run out... before he crosses.''


Yanis Varoufakis, Greek economist:


 


''Why.. did they force us to close the banks? 


To instil fear in people; and spreading fear, 


is called terrorism.''


John Masefield:


 


Laugh and be merry, remember, better the world with a song. 


 Better the world with a blow in the teeth of a wrong.


 Linus Pauling:

 


''We must not have a Nuclear war. We must begin to solve 


international disputes by the application of man's power 


of reason, in a way that is worthy of the dignity of man. 


We must solve them by arbitration, negotiation --- and 


the development of international law, the making of 


international agreements that will do justice to all 


nations and to all peoples ------ and will benefit all 

nations and all people. Now is the time to start.


''
Francis Lieber:


 


''Races are very often invented from

  ignorance, or for evil purposes.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:


 


We, Negroes of Africa, we raise our indignant protestation against 


the fate of our brothers in America. Shame to those Americans 


who feign to be civilized, but who have not yet condemned, by


law, the outrage of lynching, and who continue to torture 15 


millions of our brothers! Let the so-called civilized nations 


stop a wholesale trade of Negroes by the purchase and 


sale of Colonies -- after having condemned the slave 


trade in detail! No more transfer of territories with 


their inhabitants, as that recently effected by 


Denmark! This is the most modern, and the 


most monstrous form, of the slave trade.




Cesar Chavez:


 


''Though many of the poor have come to see the 


affluent middle class as its enemy, that class 


actually stands between the poor and 


the real powers in this society - the 


administrative octopus with its 


head in Washington, the 


conglomerates, the 

military complex.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:


 


What do we want in the Colonies—we subjects—or, by special 


favour and grudgingly made, citizens? We want the laws that 


concentrate and codify despotism repealed. There are no 


half- measures! A new constitution is needed in the 


Colonies. When a member is gangrenous, it is 


necessary to intervene quickly; remove the 


member by amputation. That’s what the 


surgeon does. If it happens... that he 


hesitates, lingers, delays, ignorant


pain is aggravated—the disease 


gains ground, then an ignorant 


adventurer takes a scalpel


- and wounds the healthy 


organ, while attempting 


to remove the affected 


member.''



As positions in the transitional government 


went to representatives of the neo-fascist 


group, Svoboda, which was condemned 


by the EU, in 2012, Viktor Yanukovych:


 


 "Have you become blind? Have 


you forgotten what fascism is?"



George Sand:


 


''Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a 


condition of intellectual magnificence, to which 


we must cling, as to a treasure, and not 


squander on our way through life, in 


the small coin of empty words, or


in exact and priggish argument.'' 



Indonesia's President Sukarno:


 


''What can we do? We can do much! We can inject the voice


of reason --- into world affairs. We can mobilise all the 


spiritual, all the moral, all the political strength of 


Asia & Africa on the side of peace. Yes, we! We,


the peoples of Asia and Africa, 1,400,000,000 


strong, far more than half the human 


population of the world --- we can 


mobilise what I have called the 


Moral Violence of Nations in 


favour of peace.''



Sukarno:


 


 ''We can demonstrate to the minority of the world which lives


 on the other continents, that we, the majority are for peace,


 not for war, and that whatever strength we have will always


 be thrown on to the side of peace.''




Rabindranath Tagore FRAS:


 


''Faith is the bird that feels the light 


when the dawn is still dark.''



Patch Adams:


 


''Take a close look at the part that "love" plays in your 


life. Make an inventory of love: people, things, ideas, 


experiences. Try to live your gratitude.''



Oswald Spengler:


 


"Democracy has become a weapon of moneyed interests. It 


uses the media to create the illusion that there is consent 


from the governed. The press today is an army with 


carefully organized weapons, the journalists its 


officers, the readers, its soldiers. The reader 


neither knows nor is supposed to know, the 


purposes for which he is used and the role 


he is to play. The notion of democracy is 


often no different - than living under a 


plutocracy, or a government by 


wealthy elites."



Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


   


''Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.''



W. E. B. Du Bois:




 


“Beneath the Veil lay right and wrong, vengeance and love, 


and sometimes throwing aside the veil, a soul of sweet 


Beauty and Truth stood revealed.”



Daniel Ellsberg:


 


''Nixon did have a secret plan, and I knew 


that it involved making threats --- of
nuclear 
war to North Vietnam.''



Angela Davis:


 


“Prisons do not disappear social problems, they 


disappear... human beings. Homelessness,


unemployment, drug addiction, mental 


illness, and illiteracy, are only a few 


of the problems.. that disappear


from public view --- when the 


human beings contending 


with them are relegated 


to cages.”


Huey P. Newton







''The imperialistic or capitalistic system occupies areas. 


They occupy them --- by sending soldiers there, by 


sending policeman there. These policemen - or 


soldiers, are only a gun in the establishment's 


hand. They make the racist secure --- in his 


racism. The gun in the establishment's 


hand --- makes the establishment 

secure in its exploitation.''


The Global Times:


 


"History teaches us, that the decline of a

hegemon often begins with its currency." 


Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew: 


 


“For America to be displaced by an Asian people long despised 


and dismissed with contempt as decadent, feeble, corrupt and


inept, is emotionally very difficult to accept. The sense of
cultural supremacy of the Americans, will make this 


adjustment most difficult.”


Doug Rokke, the US Army's health physicist, who oversaw 



a partial clean up of depleted uranium bomb fragments in
Kuwait, is now sick. His body registers 5,000 times the 


level of radiation considered “safe”:


 


“There can be no reasonable doubt about this. As a result 


of the heavy metal and radiological poison of DU, people 


in southern Iraq are experiencing respiratory problems,


kidney problems, and cancers. Members of my own 

team have died, or are dying, from cancer.”


M. K. Bhadrakumar:


 


''The NATO declared last year that seven NATO countries 


contributed  dual-capable aircraft to the nuclear sharing


 mission. These countries are believed to be -- the US, 


Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey and 


Greece. And all --- are signatories to the NPT! 


Welcome to the “rules based order”! What 


is perfectly permissible to the West is 


forbidden for Russia!''



Mark Twain:

 


“Who are the oppressors? The few: the king, the capitalist 


and a handful of other overseers and superintendents. 


Who are the oppressed? The many: the nations of 


the earth; the valuable personages; the workers; 


they that make the bread that the soft-handed 


and idle eat.”



Simón Bolívar:


 


''God grants victory to perseverance.''



 M. K. Bhadrakumar:


 


''The crux of the matter is, as with the Cuban missile crisis
of 1962 the Russian decision on tactical nuclear weapons
in Belarus is retaliatory --- drawing attention to the US
missiles stationed close to its borders. (An estimated
100 nuclear weapons, are stored in vaults in five
European countries, 
Belgium, Germany, Italy,
the Netherlands....  and Turkey.)'' 



''Worse still the US practices a controversial arrangement 


known as “nuclear sharing” -- in which it installs nuclear
equipment on fighter jets of ''select'' non-nuclear NATO 


countries --- and trains their pilots to carry out nuclear


strikes with US nuclear bombs.'' 


Daniel Berrigan: 






''Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture 


of good order, the burning of paper, instead 


of children. How many must die before our 


voices are heard, how many must be 


tortured, dislocated, starved, 


maddened? When, at what


 point, will you say no

 to this war?'


'
President Putin:


 


"The Soviet Union once withdrew its troops from Germany - and


ended the de facto occupation of the country. The Americans,


as you know, do not, they continue to occupy Germany. But


the point is that the Europeans, in my opinion, have lost 


the gene of independence, sovereignty, and national 


interest.  The more they are hit on the nose, or on 


the top of the head ----- the lower they bend, and 


smile more broadly. Everything -- in my opinion 


-- will change sometime.. but when it will
happen.. 
it's still difficult to say now.
Sometimes I 
think that whatever
they are told from 
overseas, 
they will do." 



Foreign Affairs Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova:


 


''Recently, the Verkhovna Rada approved in the first reading, the 


bill: "On Strengthening Democratic Civil Control over the Armed 


Forces of Ukraine". It restricts the ability of military personnel 


to participate in the political life of the country. Clear. The


political life of the Kiev regime, is something sacred and


belongs to those who occupied the offices on Bankova


Street. And those to whom the Kiev regime, together 


with V.A. Zelensky, arranged their fate and form


their reality as cannon fodder, should not care


about any management institutions and the 


implementation of such opportunities. 


They, will be prohibited from such 


options as becoming deputies at


any level -- or of making public 


statements. They, are limited 


in any manifestation of their 


own opinion on domestic 


political issues.'' 



Italy's Defence Minister:


 


“In recent years, 366 Italian military personnel have died, 


and 7,500 have taken sick, with conditions potentially 


linked to depleted uranium, prompting courts in Italy 


to demand compensation, despite denials from 


military officials, that any link existed.”



Chris Hedges:


 


''The pimps of war, leaping from fiasco to fiasco, cling to the


chimera of U.S. global supremacy. The dance macabre will 


not stop until we publicly hold them accountable for their 


crimes, ask those we have wronged for forgiveness and 


give up our lust for uncontested global power. The day 


of reckoning, vital if we are to protect what is left of 


our anemic democracy and curb the appetites of 


the war machine, will only come when we build 


mass anti-war organizations that demand an 


end to the imperial folly threatening to 


extinguish life on the planet.''



Margarita Simonyan:


 


''People who throw bound women into the moat --- after 


shooting them – The Hague has no complaints about 


them. People who bullied our servicemen --- The 


Hague has no complaints against them. People


who shot at houses in Mariupol – The Hague 


has no complaints about them. The Hague 


has no complaints --- about those who 


started all this.. in 2014. There are 


complaints: against Maria Lvova-


Belova, for taking out children 


from orphanages from under 


shelling, evacuating them – 


and now -- The Hague will 


chase after her, for this.'' 



Dmitry Medvedev: 


 


“The behaviour of Washington and others, this year 


- is the last warning to all nations; there can be no 


business with the Anglo-Saxon world: it is a thief, 


a swindler, a card-sharp, that could do anything.”



Ugandan foreign minister, Jeje Odongo, Feb. 28th, 2023:


 


“We were colonized and forgave those who colonized 


us. Now, the colonizers are asking us to be enemies 


of Russia, who never colonized us. Is that fair? Not 


for us. Their enemies are their enemies. Our 


friends are our friends.”



Namibia’s P.M. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila:


 


“We, are promoting a peaceful resolution of the 


Ukraine conflict -- so that the entire world and 


all the resources of the world can be focused 


on improving the conditions of people around 


the world -- instead of being spent on 


acquiring weapons, killing people,


and actually creating hostilities.”



Edward Young:


 


''A God all mercy, is a God unjust.''



Ms. Alena Douhan, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the 


negative impact of unilateral coercive measures:


 


"Secondary sanctions or threats of secondary 


sanctions and civil and criminal penalties,


are illegal."



Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang: 


 


"The United States talks a lot about following rules. 


But imagine two athletes competing in an Olympic 


race. If one athlete, instead of focusing on giving 


one's best, always tries to trip or even injure the 


other, that is not fair competition, but malicious 


confrontation and a foul!" 



Cong Yi professor of Finance & Economics Tianjin University:

 

"Unlike the West's approach of exploitation, China stresses
cooperation and win-win results. While the US is making 

all kinds of noise.. in the short term, China's mutually 

beneficial and win-win development, is in line with 

the development interests of most countries
and 
therefore, will be welcomed."



Caitlin Johnstone:


 


''They don’t work so hard to manufacture our consent because


it’s fun for them, they work so hard to manufacture 


our consent, because they require our consent. 


So it’s important that we don’t give it to them.


It’s important that we forcefully oppose the 


global conflict the US-centralized empire


is pushing us all towards, and that we 


vocally decry the propaganda that’s 


being used to grease the wheels 


of that depraved agenda.''


 


''Ultimately the powerful have no answer to the problem that 


there are a whole lot more of us than there are of them and 


that there’s really nothing they can do if we decide not to 


be ruled by them anymore.''


 


''Sooner or later, the giant that these monsters have been 


keeping in a propaganda-induced coma, is going to start 


stirring. We’re going to have to wake up sooner or later, 


& because of the stakes involved, it is very important


that we do everything we can, to try and make sure 


that it is sooner.''




Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Tuesday: 


 


"If the US does not hit the brake but continues 


to speed down the wrong path, no amount of 


guardrails can prevent derailing, and there 

will surely be conflict and confrontation."


President Kennedy's American University


speech in 1963, ended with these words: 


 


“We must do our part to build a world of peace 


where the weak are safe and the strong are 


just. We are not helpless before that task 


or hopeless for its success. Confident 


and unafraid, we must labour on 


towards a strategy of peace.”



In October 2022 Cambridge University harmonized 


137 countries' surveys on their attitudes towards 


the West and towards Russia and China: 


 


''Of 6.3 billion people who live outside the West, 


66% feel positively towards Russia - and 70% 


feel positively towards China. Of the 66% 


feeling positive about Russia 75% are in 


South Asia, 68% in Francophone Africa,


 62% in S.E. Asia. Opinion of Russia 


remains positive, in Saudi Arabia, 


Malaysia, India, Pakistan 


and Vietnam.'' 



Evan Reif, explaining post-war W. Germany:


 


''The state machinery once called the Greater German 


Reich, had now simply been absorbed into a new 


structure, now called the North Atlantic Treaty


Organization (NATO). Now in the position of 


the deputy, Ernst Albrecht took on the 


same role his boss had in the 1940s, 


this time with “blood and soil”


replaced with “European 


values.”



Ernst Albrecht, father of Ursula von 


der Leyen (born Ursula Albrecht):


 


“If we succeed in bringing people of above-average


capabilities to governance, an autocracy, or the


rule of the few, will be able to create a better 


order, than the rule of the people.” 



Richard Darré, Ernst Albrecht's Nazi S.S. boss: 

 

“By blitzkrieg -- before autumn -- we shall be the absolute
masters of two continents, a new aristocracy of German
masters will be created…. slaves assigned to it. These 

slaves to be their property and to consist of landless, 

non-German nationals. We actually have in mind, a 

modern form of medieval slavery, which we must 

and will introduce, because we urgently need it -

in order to fulfill our great tasks. These slaves 

will by no means be denied the blessings of 

illiteracy; higher education will, in future, 

be reserved only for the German 

population of Europe.”  



India’s foreign minister, S. Jaishankar: 

 


“Europe has to grow out of the mindset that Europe’s 

problems are the world’s problems, but the world’s

problems are not Europe’s problems.”




Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director, Task Force 


on National & Homeland Security. October 31, 2020:


 


''The one mission that makes the most sense for Poseidon,


not mentioned by Russia, is trailing and destroying at-sea


SSBNs. Nuclear-powered Poseidon -- could tail SSBNs for
months or years - waiting outside ports for their target to
resume patrols. Artificially intelligent Poseidon, could be


programmed - to recognize the acoustic signature of its 


target submarine, & detonate on command. The lethal 


radius of a 100-megaton warhead against submarines 


--- is over 100 kilometres. Russia plans to deploy 32 


Poseidons. Perhaps not coincidentally -- enough to 


assign two Poseidons to tail each of 12 Columbia 


SSBNs and 8 Poseidons to target the 8 SSBNs of


allies Britain and France."



Robert Freeman:


 


''Last year, the ruble reached its highest exchange rate


in history. Russia’s 2022 trade surplus of $227 billion, 


was up 86 percent from 2021. The U.S.’ trade deficit


over the same period, rose 12.2 percent, and is


 approaching $1 trillion.''






Uriel Araujo, researcher, on Nord Stream:


 


''In Germany - right now - only Die Linke has supported 


AfD calls for an investigation.. but more voices within 


the German broader political spectrum are expected

 to join them.''


President Xi Jinping, in June 2022:


 


“As important emerging markets --- and major developing


countries, the BRICS nations should take responsibility 


and take action --- to bring positive, stabilizing and 


constructive forces to the world. It is necessary 


to uphold justice, equality and solidarity and


reject hegemony, bullying and division.” 


John Jay Chapman:  


 


''There are lots of people who cannot think 


deeply ------ without damaging their minds.'




Cymraeg {Welsh} actor, Richard Burton: 


 


It made me feel, what strong, what 


wonderful people, do I come from,


that they helped to give me my 


form, my strength”.



Pepe Escobar:


 


''...were Tehran to play hardball, the US Navy or military 


could never keep the Strait of Hormuz open – by the 


admission of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Oil prices


in this case, would rise to possibly thousands of 


dollars a barrel, according to Goldman Sachs 


oil derivative experts – and that would 


crash the entire world economy.''



Feofan, priest tortured in Ukrainian captivity: 


 


“I am confident - that Russia is in the process of 


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