Monthly Archives: December 2021

Some Thoughts…

Quite often what one want to say had been said already, often in better ways. As an example, some quotes from some well known/not so well known, writers…

Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions. — Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. – George Orwell

Truth in the hand of one person is still the truth. [unknown]

Quote from Ronin (movie): Well, either you’re part of the solution, or you’re part of the problem, either that or you’re just part of the landscape.

What automatically creates fear?  Any belief in limitation, inadequacies and shortages. (Unknown)

Truth is merely opinions with strong survival instincts (Unknown)

The wonder of science is how vast a return of speculation you get from such a trifling investment of fact (Mark Twain)

Where religion brought hate and called it the search for divine love, science brings death and calls it the quest for eternal life. (Mark Braunstein)

“If you do not specify and confront real issues, what you say will surely obscure them. If you do not alarm anyone morally, you yourself remain morally asleep. If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift of the coming human hell.” – C. WRIGHT MILLS (1916-1962) American sociologist

Governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class (James Connolly)

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. – Juan Ramón Jiménez

The phrase “conspiracy theory” is usually exploited as a way to dismiss facts and evidence without consideration on the basis that the official story is the only story that has any validity. In other words, the official story requires no justification because the authorities are infallible and always have our best interests at heart. (Brandon Smith)

“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” ― Thomas Paine

The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal. (Mark Twain)     “After all, the lies did serve to keep something from somebody, and that somebody was us.” ― Jerome Doolittle

There you have it, a few bits of wisdom, particularly as it explains “man’s” propensity to continue to trust “his” bureaucracy at the expense of his own innate awareness. I just finished reading Larry Niven’s “Lucifer’s Hammer” and continue to be astounded at the power of the status quo. Here is a book describing from one author’s viewpoint what the world would look like after a cometary strike that destroys most of the world’s population, basically civilization. What do the survivors of cataclysm and wars do? They seek to reestablish their civilization. Why? Because hardly anyone prior to the disaster thought about what to do if given a second chance. Billions die in horrible circumstances and ultimately… NOTHING CHANGES.