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other side of memory…

By |2017-04-24T13:20:11+00:00February 10th, 2016|Capitalism, Corporations, Society, War|

“You can overcome the things that are done to you, but you cannot escape the things that you have done. Here is the truth: It matters, what you do at war. It matters more than you ever want to know. Because countries, like people, have collective consciences and memories and souls, and the violence we [...]

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the inner transformation…

By |2017-05-03T11:17:59+00:00January 10th, 2016|Altruism, Humanity, Wisdom|

In today's world where global issues are so important, many people feel a sense of powerlessness and resignation; a feeling that no individual's efforts can change the way things are. But the Buddhist viewpoint is that the world should be seen from the perspective of the individual, and that the human life contains the entire [...]

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recognize a fascist…

By |2017-05-10T03:53:31+00:00January 10th, 2016|Governments, Militarism, War|

“But that's always a certain way to recognize a fascist: when he's more powerful he kills everything that's different from him, he uses only brute force while law breaks like glass under his boots. And then, when he loses and when he's weak, he invokes the law and tolerance of differences. All of a sudden, [...]

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ensures that the corporations

By |2017-07-17T01:17:44+00:00June 24th, 2015|Authority, Commercialism, Corporations, Governments, Humanity, Materialism, Political, Society, War|

“The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and [...]

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other’s children…

By |2017-07-17T10:32:51+00:00June 25th, 2011|Society, War|

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." - President Jimmy Carter (1924 - )

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innocence inside you…

By |2017-07-17T03:51:59+00:00February 12th, 2011|Authority, Culture, Environment, Growth, Humanity, Society, War|

  “That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end” - Lise Hand et “The innocent and the beautiful Have no enemy but time” - William Butler [...]

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fully civilized people…

By |2017-06-30T14:53:02+00:00January 3rd, 2011|Reality, Society, War|

"At the top of the pyramid which we call civilization there is still the terrible fact of war. We cannot call ourselves a fully civilized people as long as that possibility exists and is, indeed, taken for granted." - John Kenneth Galbraith

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obedience to leaders…

By |2017-06-30T15:10:34+00:00November 19th, 2010|Culture, Humanity, Men, Security, War|

  "In schools all over the world, little boys learn that their country is the greatest in the world, and the highest honor that could befall them would be to defend it heroically someday. The fact that empathy has traditionally been conditioned out of boys facilitates their obedience to leaders who order them to kill [...]

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