Like most people, I like to wander through the world of quotes, and sometimes I like to make some up too. Here goes, some thoughts to ponder upon – Sha’Tara
This first entry relates to an infamous individual some people may have heard of, or even heard, recently. I won’t say who that could be… let it be a surprise…
TRUMPERY: statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
BANKERS: Sorry, we lost all of your money.
THE PEOPLE: What are you going to do about it?
BANKERS: Nothing. You’ll just have to give us more money.
THE PEOPLE: Where are we supposed to get it?
BANKERS: You’ll have to borrow it.
THE PEOPLE: Who is going to lend us this money?
BANKERS: We will.
THE PEOPLE: But you said you lost all of the money.
BANKERS: We did but you’re going to give us more so we’ll lend you that.
This really happened – James Anderson
(No – this really HAPPENS – EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY – Sha’Tara)
Oligarchy=gov’t by the few
Cryptocracy= gov’t by secrecy
Kleptocracy=gov’t by thieves
Plutocracy= gov’t by the rich
Patriarchy= gov’t by males
Theocracy= gov’t ruled by priests
Democracy= gov’t by the people, either directly or through elected representatives
(…and the only one in the list not found in America is: democracy)
Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning. They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening. Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd and by choosing knowledge over the veils of ignorance. (Henri Bergson)
Civilization keeps sinking deeper into its own stagnant juices, looking to support more irrevocable absolutes- (Jon Rappoport)
Right-winged Christian fundamentalist law #1: The Right to Life Begins at Conception and Ends at Birth
There are many ways to drown, only the most obvious wave their arms as they’re going under. ― Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir.
The highest goal that man can achieve is amazement. ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Theory of Colours
If you want wisdom, empty your heart of ignorance. If you want contentment, empty your heart of greed. If you want serenity, empty your heart of ill will (The Buddha)
Have compassion for everyone you meet / even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit, / bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign / of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. / You do not know what wars are going on / down there where the spirit meets the bone. – Miller Williams, “Compassion,”
Inwardly, psychologically, be a nobody – Bruce Lee
(I’ve been a “somebody” and now I’m a nobody. I can truthfully say this: Mr. Lee was right, Sha’Tara)