Statesmanship

AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN GONE ASTRAY

HOWEVER:

 On Its Evolutionary Way

Toward

The Ascendancy of Justice and Wisdom 

over 

Injustice and Ignorance

By

 Joseph

“Man is the missing link between apes and human beings.
— Konrad Lorenz, Nobel Laureate

What we need is a super-sage. We need a genuine group of wise people. 
We need to become wise. That’s the job of tomorrow; becoming wise, 
and integrated, and understanding.” 
― Melinda Gebbie

CONTENTS

  I:  Aspects of Untoward Corporate Economics                                3

      In League with Historic Ignorance

 II:  Untoward Aspects of The New World Order                          15

III:  Suggested Remedies Against Political, Economic                    20
       Injustice and Exploitation

IV:  Heroic Acts Of Personal Courage against                                 26
       Untoward Corporate and Political Takeover

I

UNTOWARD ASPECTS OF CORPORATE ECONOMICS

In League with Historic Ignorance

1.  ” We have a political system that awards office to the most ruthless, cunning, and selfish of mortals, then act surprised when those willing to do anything to win power are equally willing to do anything with it. “
-Michael Rivero

2.  “The dream of capitalism is to co-opt people with higher living standards without redistributing any wealth. Without co-optation, widespread repression is the only guarantor of gross inequality.” – Holly Sklar, from her book Trilateralism

3. “We are witnessing an unprecedented transfer of power from people and their governments to global institutions whose allegiance is to abstract free-market principle, and whose favored citizens are soulless corporate entities that have the power to shape and break nations.”

– Joel Bleifuss, In These Timesmagazine, September 2001

4.  “If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television  ̶ can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.”

– Howard Zinn, historian and author

5.  “The United States supports right-wing dictatorships in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East … because these are the rulers who have tied their personal political destiny to the fortunes of the American corporations in their countries… Revolutionary or nationalist leaders have radically different political constituencies and interests. For them creating “a good investment climate” for the United States and developing their own country are fundamentally conflicting goals. Therefore, the United States has a strong economic interest in keeping such men from coming to power or arranging for their removal if they do.”

– Richard Barnet, Intervention and Revolution

6.  “… [T]he media serve the interests of state and corporate power, which are closely interlinked, framing their reporting and analysis in a manner supportive of established privilege and limiting debate and discussion accordingly.”

– Noam Chomsky

7. “Quite simply, there can be no popular sovereignty without a real belief in the value of government. If government does not assume and carry out public responsibilities, less accountable institutions such as the corporation will do the job in their own self-interest.”

– Charles Derber, Corporation Nation, p250

8.  “The dream of the corporate empire builders is being realized. The global system is harmonizing standards across country after country – down toward the lowest common denominator. Although a few socially responsible businesses are standing against the tide with some limited success, theirs is not an easy struggle. We must not kid ourselves. Social responsibility is inefficient in a global free market, and the market will not long abide those who do not avail of the opportunities to shed the inefficient. And we must be clear as to the meaning of efficiency. To the global economy, people are not only increasingly unnecessary, but they and their demands for a living wage are a major source of economic inefficiency. Global corporations are acting to purge themselves of this unwanted burden. We are creating a system that has fewer places for people.”

– David Korten, economist and internationalist

9.  (i). “… [S]everal of the greatest American corporate leaders were in league with Nazi corporations before and after Pearl Harbor, including I.G. Farben, the colossal Nazi industrial trust that created Auschwitz.”

     (ii). “The tycoons were linked by an ideology: the ideology of Business as Usual. Bound by identical reactionary ideas, the members sought a common future in fascist domination regardless of which world leader might further that ambition.”

– Charles Higham, Trading with the Enemy, 1983

10.  “The Pentagon has a fantastic budget that enables it to dream of putting down the much-needed revolutions which will arise in Peru, in the Philippines, and in other benighted countries.”

-William O. Douglas, Points of Rebellion, 1969 

11. “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

– Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court justice from 1916-1939

12. “Corporations have been enthroned …. An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people… until wealth is aggregated in a few hands … and the Republic is destroyed.”

– Abraham Lincoln, American president, 1861-1865

13. “The interests of the corporation state are to convert all the riches of the earth into dollars.”

– William O. Douglas, Points of Rebellion,

14.  ” If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.”

– Woodrow Wilson, presidential candidate,1912 -The Nation magazine, July 3, 200

15.  “The corporation is not a person and it does not live. It is a lifeless bundle of legally protected financial rights and relationships brilliantly designed to serve money and its imperatives. It is money that flows in its veins, not blood. The corporation has neither soul nor conscience.”

– David Korten, The Post-Corporate World

16. (i)  “… [T]he establishment can’t admit [that] it is human rights violations that make … countries attractive to business  ̶  so history has to be fudged, including denial of our support of regimes of terror and the practices that provide favorable climates of investment, and our destabilization of democracies that [don’t] meet [the] standard of service to the transnational corporation …”

 (ii)  “The NSS [National Security State] represents and serves the interests of a tiny elite. Its economic policies of “trickling-up”, enforced by the machine gun, are rationalized on the ground that growth in the long run will trickle down to the lower orders. This is a self-serving ideology designed mainly to allow the western public to think well of themselves and their own country.”

 (iii) “There is …a huge tacit conspiracy between the U.S. government, its agencies and its multinational corporations, on the one hand, and local business and military cliques in the Third World, on the other, to assume complete control of these countries and “develop” them on a joint venture basis. The military leaders of the Third World were carefully nurtured by the U.S. security establishment to serve as the “enforcers” of this joint venture partnership, and they have been duly supplied with machine guns and the latest data on methods of interrogation of subversives.”

(iv)  “… the United States has given frequent and enthusiastic support to the overthrow of democracy in favor of “investor friendly” regimes. The World Bank, IMF, and private banks have consistently lavished huge sums on terror regimes, following their displacement of democratic governments, and a number of quantitative studies have shown a systematic positive relationship between U.S. and IMF / World Bank aid to countries and their violations of human rights.”

(v)  “The immiseration of the majority is an integral part of the Free World package for the Third World, the unsavory aspects of the package – the terror, the direct spoilation of people and resources, and western complicity — must be rationalized and, as far as possible, kept under the rug.”

(vi)  “If the business community and political elite want to go to war they find it easy to mobilize domestic consent.”

(vii)  “… U. S. business wants a “favorable climate of investment” abroad, and … military regimes that will crush labor unions and otherwise serve foreign business meet that demand.”

(viii) “The power of money in elections, the increased concentration and conservative bias of the media, the resurgent strength and aggressiveness of capital and finance in a globalizing economy, and the weakening of labor, provide the structural background … for the abandonment of the rudiments of social democracy [in America].”

(ix)  “As human rights conditions deteriorate, factors affecting the “climate of investment,” like the tax laws and labor repression, improve from the viewpoint of the multinational corporation. This suggests an important line of causation – military dictatorships tend to improve the investment climate…. The multinational corporate community and the U.S. government are very sensitive to this factor. Military dictators enter into a tacit joint venture arrangement with Free World leaders: They will keep the masses quiet, maintain an open door to multinational investment, and provide bases and otherwise serve as loyal clients. In exchange, they will be aided and protected against their own people, and allowed to loot public property.

(x)  “… [T]he establishment can’t admit [that] it is human rights violations that make … countries attractive to business  ̶ so history has to be fudged, including denial of our support of regimes of terror and the practices that provide favorable climates of investment, and our destabilization of democracies that [don’t] meet [the] standard of service to the transnational corporation…”

-Edward S. Herman, economist, author, and US media and foreign policy critic, Z magazine June, 1999

17.  “The so-called “defense” corporations are multinational conglomerates that have no great loyalty to the United States; they are in fact no longer U.S. corporations but transnational entities loyal only to themselves.”

– John Stockwell, former CIA official and author

18.  “We no longer have senators and congressmen who represent our interests. The great project of America has been hijacked by big corporations and the super rich.”

– Doris “Granny D” Haddock

19. “Multi-billion-dollar multinational corporations view the exploitation of the world’s sick and dying as a sacred duty to their shareholders.”

– John le Carre’, The Nation magazine, April 9, 2001, p13

20. “One of the intentions of corporate-controlled media is to instill in people a sense of disempowerment, of immobilization and paralysis. Its outcome is to turn you into good consumers. It is to keep people isolated, to feel that there is no possibility for social change.”- David Barsamian, journalist and publisher

21. “Corporations care very much about maintaining the myth that government is necessarily ineffective, except when it is spending money on the military-industrial complex, building prisons, or providing infrastructural support for the business sector.”

– Michael Lerner, from the book The Politics of Meaning, 1997

22. “As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society.”

– Robert McChesney, journalist and media critic

23. “The recent quantum leap in the ability of transnational corporations to relocate their facilities around the world in effect makes all workers, communities and countries competitors for these corporations’ favor. The consequence is a `race to the bottom’ in which wages and social conditions tend to fall to the level of the most desperate.”

– Jeremy Brecher, historian and author

24. “Few trends could so thoroughly undermine the very foundations of our free society as the acceptance by corporate officials of a social responsibility other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible. “

– Neo-liberal economist Milton Friedman in his 1962 bookCapitalism and Freedom (Public Citizen’s Health Research newsletter, December 1999, p12)

25.  “The purpose of commercial [media] is to induce mass sales. For mass sales there must be a mass norm … By suppressing the individual, the unique, the industry … assures itself a 

standard product for mass consumption.”

– John Whiting, KPFA/Pacifica Folio (North Bay), December 1999

26. “Like blackbirds in flight, packs of reporters darken the sky, moving in swarms at the same speed and in predictable trajectory. When one lands, they all land. When one leaves, they all leave. The programmers and channel controllers from all the stations are part of the same well-paid elite, steeped in the same values, committed to the mission of maximizing audience share and profits. They are chosen for their ability to play the game and not challenge the audience with too many controversial ideas or critical perspectives. It’s no surprise that they circulate easily within the commanding heights of media power, moving from company to company and job to job. A kind of group think corporate consensus, steeped in market logic and deeply inbred by an un-brave news culture, breeds conscience-free conformity and self-censorship. This makes frightening sense in a globalized economy where consumerism is more desired than active citizenship, where power is increasingly concentrated and the public is increasingly unwelcome in a public discourse defined by the powerful. If your goal is to numb people and drive them away from active participation, then TV as “weapon of mass distraction” and wall to wall entertainment makes sense. Shut up and shop is the now the message, one that makes sense to advertiser dominated media outlets… “

– Danny Schechter, Dung on all their Houses, Toward Freedom magazine, December / January 2000

27. “…[S]o long as the media are in corporate hands, the task of social change will be vastly more difficult, if not impossible … “

-Robert McChesney, journalist and author

28. “The major media are large corporations, owned by and interlinked with even larger conglomerates. Like other corporations, they sell a product to a market. The market is advertisers  ̶  that is, other businesses. The product is audiences, [and] for the elite media, [they’re] relatively privileged audiences. So we have major corporations selling fairly wealthy and privileged audiences to other businesses. Not surprisingly, the picture of the world presented reflects the narrow and biased interests and values of the sellers, the buyers and the product.

– Noam Chomsky (from Take the Rich Off Welfare

29.  “When the IMF and the World Bank force a country to cut wages, lay off workers, produce for export instead of their own people, and sell off public property to cronies for less than its value, that’s called “economic reform.”

– Robert Naiman, Toward Freedom magazine, November 1999

30. “Imperialism today is taking place in the context of … the ‘universalization’ of capitalism. It is not now primarily a matter of territorial conquest or direct military or colonial control. It is not now a matter of capitalist powers invading non-capitalist powers in order to bleed them dry directly and by brute force. Now it is more a matter of ensuring that the forces of the capitalist market prevail in every corner of the world (even if this means marginalizing and impoverishing parts of it), and of manipulating those market forces to the advantage of the most powerful capitalist economies and the United States in particular.” … 

– Political scientist Ellen Meiksins-Wood, Z magazine Nov 1999

31. “[T]here seems to be nothing to prevent the transnational corporations taking possession of the planet and subjecting humanity to the dictatorship of capital…. In order to crush any thought of organized resistance to the supporters of the new world order, tremendous police and military forces are being used to establish a doctrine of repression….”- Christian la Brie, Le Monde Diplomatique (Paris) May 1999, (Transatlantic Wheeling and Dealing)

32.  “The rules of the world economy serve the interests of the multinational companies; they do not serve the interests of the vast majority of the people on this planet.”

– The Progressive magazine, January 2000, p10

33. “The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas.”

– Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist – RESIST newsletter, September 2000

34.  “It doesn’t take a genius to pump up the GNP [of a developing country] by burning down rainforests, using slave labor and social repression to keep things in place. “

– Hazel Henderson, economist

35. “But what counter-insurgency really comes down to is the protection of the capitalists back in America, their property and their privileges. US national security, as preached by US leaders, is the security of the capitalist class in the US, not the security of the rest of the people.”

– Philip Agee, CIA Diary

36.  “The national interest is not to protect individual American firms but to preserve a system of business … The American empire expresses its presence and exercises its influence through the capitalist mode of operation for which it keeps as much of the world “open” a possible.”

– Henry Pachter

37. “In the absence of a coherent alternative, the transnational corporations carry on inexorably. Increasingly flagless and stateless, they weave global webs of production, commerce, culture and finance virtually unopposed. They expand, invest and grow, concentrating ever more wealth in a limited number of hands. They work in coalition to influence local, national and international institutions and laws. And together with the governments of their home countries in Europe, North America and Japan, as well as international institutions such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and increasingly, the United Nations, they are molding an international system in which they can trade and invest even more freely–a world where they are less and less accountable to the cultures, communities and nation-states in which they operate. Underpinning this effort is not the historical inevitability of an evolving, enlightened civilization, but rather the unavoidable reality of the overriding corporate purpose: the maximization of profits.”

– The Corporate Planet, Ecology and Politics in the Age of Globalization(Sierra Club Books, 1997)

38.  “We are entering a new phase in human history – one in which fewer and fewer workers will be needed to produce the goods and services for the global population.”

– Jeremy Rifkin, economist

39. “The achievements of past struggles and the aspirations of an entire nation are [being] undone and erased…. No Agent Orange or steel pellet bombs, no napalm, no toxic chemicals: a new phase of economic and social (rather than’ physical) destruction has unfolded. The seemingly neutral and scientific tools of macro-economic policy constitute a

non-violent instrument of recolonization and impoverishment.”- Michel Chossudovsky, economist

40. “The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity  ̶  much less dissent. “

– Gore Vidal, novelist and critic

41. “The corporations of America today effectively oversee the Congress, and the regulatory agencies and indeed the presidency itself.”

– E.L. Doctorow, The Nation magazine, August 7/14, 2000

42.  (i).  “Corporations have taken over the government and turned it against its own people.”

        (ii) “When do these corporations begin to lose their credibility? They fought Social Security, Medicare, auto safety. They fought every social justice movement in this country.”

– Ralph Nader, The Nation magazine, July 17, 2000

43. “We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. 

The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories.”

– Cecil Rhodes, “founder” of Rhodesia

44.  “A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.”

– Howard Scott

45.  “What would have happened if millions of American and British people, struggling with coupons and lines at the gas stations, had learned that in 1942 Standard Oil of New Jersey [part of the Rockefeller empire] managers shipped the enemy’s fuel through neutral Switzerland and that the enemy was shipping Allied fuel? Suppose the public had discovered that the Chase Bank in Nazi-occupied Paris after Pearl Harbor was doing millions of dollars’ worth of business with the enemy with the full knowledge of the head office in Manhattan [the Rockefeller family among others?] Or that Ford trucks were being built for the German occupation troops in France with authorization from Dearborn, Michigan? Or that Colonel Sosthenes Behn, the head of the international American telephone conglomerate ITT, flew from New York to Madrid to Berne during the war to help improve Hitler’s communications systems and improve the robot bombs that devastated London? Or that ITT built the FockeWulfs that dropped bombs on British and American troops? Or that crucial ball bearings were shipped to Nazi-associated customers in Latin America with the collusion of the vice-chairman of the U.S. War Production Board in partnership with Goering’s cousin in Philadelphia when American forces were desperately short of them? Or that such arrangements were known about in Washington and either sanctioned or deliberately ignored?”

– Charles Higham, researcher, about U.S.-Nazi collaboration during WWII

46.  “The corporation has evolved to serve the interests of whoever controls it, at the expense of whomever does not.”

– William Dugger

“We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.
     They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
     Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.” 
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

47. “I spent thirty-three years in the Marines, most of my time being a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.”

– General Smedley Butler, former US Marine Corps Commandant,1935

49.  “No one was thinking of war; they were all arming just in case, because rich people like to see iron walls around their money.”

– Hermann Hesse, novelist  

RECENT QUOTES EARLY 21STCENTURY

50.  As Jefferson laid out in an 1816 letter…a totally “free” market, where corporations reign supreme just like the oppressive governments of old, could transform America ‘until the bulk of the society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering. Then begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia, which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man.” 

― Thom Hartmann, The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America–and What We Can Do to Stop It

51.  “Designed to leave the world’s economic destiny at the mercy of bankers and multinational corporations,Globalization is a logical extension of imperialism, a victory of empire over republic, international finance capital over democracy.” 
― Michael Parenti, Against Empire

52.  “In the United States […] the two main business-dominated parties, with the support of the corporate community, have refused to reform laws that make it virtually impossible to create new political parties (that might appeal to non-business interests) and let them be effective. Although there is marked and frequently observed dissatisfaction with the Republicans and Democrats, electoral politics is one area where notions of competitions and free choice have little meaning. In some respects the caliber of debate and choice in neoliberal elections tends to be closer to that of the one-party communist state than that of

a genuine democracy.” 
― Robert W. McChesney, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order

53.  “So nobody must be allowed to think at all. Down with the public schools! Children must be drilled mentally by quarter-educated herdsmen, whose wages would stop at the first sign of disagreement with the bosses. For the rest, deafen the whole world with senseless clamour. Mechanize everything! Give nobody a chance to think. Standardize “amusement.” The louder and more cacophonous, the better! Brief intervals between one din and the next can be filled with appeals, repeated ’till hypnotic power gives them the force of orders, to buy this or that product of the “Business men” who are the real power in

the State. Men who betray their country as obvious routine.
    The history of the past thirty years is eloquent enough, one would think. What these sodden imbeciles never realize is that a living organism must adapt itself intelligently to its environment, or go under at the first serious change of circumstance.” 
― Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears

54.  “Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations that’ve long since bought and paid for, the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pocket, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and the information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them.” 

-George Carlin

55.  “We are witnessing an unprecedented transfer of power from people and their governments to global institutions whose allegiance is to abstract free-market principle, and whose favored citizens are soulless corporate entities that have the power to shape and break nations.”

– Joel Bleifuss, In These Timesmagazine, September 2001

56.  “It is one of the great ironies of corporate control that the corporate state needs the abilities of intellectuals to maintain power, yet outside of this role it refuses to permit

intellectuals to think or function independently.” 
― Chris Hedges, The Death of the Liberal Class

57.  “Now listen to the first three aims of the corporatist movement in Germany, Italy and France during the 1920s. These were developed by the people who went on to become
 part of the Fascist experience:
(1) shift power directly to economic and social interest groups;
(2) push entrepreneurial initiative in areas normally reserved for public bodies;
(3) obliterate the boundaries between public and private interest — that is, challenge the idea of the public interest.

58.  This sounds like the official program of most contemporary Western governments.” 
― John Ralston Saul, The Unconscious Civilization

59. “To whom is an international corporation answerable? Often they do not employ workers. They outsource manufacturing to places far away. If wages rise in one place, they can, almost instantly, transfer production to somewhere else. If a tax regime in one country becomes burdensome, they can relocate to another. To whom, then, are they accountable? By whom are they controllable? For whom are they responsible? To which group of people other than shareholders do they owe loyalty? The extreme mobility, not only of capital but also of manufacturing and servicing, is in danger of creating institutions that have power without responsibility, as well as a social class, the global elite, that has no organic connec-

tion with any group except itself.” 
― Jonathan Sacks

60.  “Fascism is when corporations become the government.” 
― Bill Maher

61. “From the perspective of sixties radicals, who regularly watched antiwar demon- strations attacked by nationalist teamsters and construction workers, the reactionary implications of corporatism appeared self-evident. The corporate suits and the well-paid, Archie Bunker elements of the industrial proletariat were clearly on the same side. Unsurprising then that the left-wing critique of bureaucracy at the time focused on the ways that social democracy had more in common with fascism than its proponents cared to admit. Unsurprising, too, that this critique seems utterly irrelevant today.*

     What began to happen in the seventies, and paved the way for what we see today, was a kind of strategic pivot of the upper echelons of U.S. corporate bureaucracy—away from the workers, and towards shareholders, and eventually, towards the financial structure as a whole.
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*Though it is notable that it is precisely this sixties radical equation of communism, fasc ism, and the bureaucratic welfare state that has been taken up by right-wing populists in America today. The internet is rife with such rhetoric. One need only consider the way that ‘Obamacare’ is continually equated with socialism and Nazism, often both at the same time.” 
― david graeber, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

62.  “Very few of the common people realize that the political and legal systems have been corrupted by decades of corporate lobbying.” 

― Steven Magee

63.  “To enter the corporate rat race, you need to become a rat.” 
― Lakshmy Menon Chatterjee

64.  “The near future is going to be defined by the outcomes of a battle between those in control of the machines, and those controlled by them. Corporations have become richer and more powerful than countries, but without any form of societal contract or responsibility to citizens or communities. They are not the Quakers of old. Their loyalty to you starts and ends with your worth as a consumer and as a data provider.” 
― Sean A. Culey, Transition Point: From Steam to the Singularity

65.  “The heart of the issue is not simply that a group that gets a large portion of its budget from the Walton family fortune is unlikely to be highly critical of Walmart. The 1990s was the key decade when the contours of the climate battle were being drawn—when a collec- tive strategy for rising to the challenge was developed and when the first wave of supposed

solutions was presented to the public.

     It was also the period when Big Green became most enthusiastically pro-corporate, most committed to a low-friction model of social change in which everything had to be ‘win- win.’ And in the same period many of the corporate partners of groups like the EDF and the Nature Conservancy—Walmart, FedEx, GM—were pushing hard for the global deregulatory framework that has done so much to send emissions soaring.
      This alignment of economic interests—combined with the ever powerful desire to be seen as ‘serious’ in circles where seriousness is equated with toeing the pro-market line —fundamentally shaped how these green groups conceived of the climate challenge from the start. Global warming was not defined as a crisis being fueled by overconsumption, or by high emissions industrial agriculture, or by car culture, or by a trade system that insists that vast geographical distances do not matter—root causes that would have demanded changes in how we live, work, eat, and shop. Instead, climate change was presented as a narrow technical problem with no end of profitable solutions within the market system,

many of which were available for sale at Walmart.” 
― Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

66.  “Thou shalt have liberty, but no will.  ̶ A Corporate Commandment” 
― Lamine Pearlheart

67.  “As [President Thomas] Jefferson realized, with no government interference by setting the rules of the game of business and fair taxation, there could be no broad middle class—maybe a sliver of small businesses and artisans, but the vast majority of us would be the

working poor under the yolk [sic] of elites.
     The Economic Royalists know this, which gets to the root of why they set out to destroy

government’s involvement in the economy.
    After all, in a middle-class economy, they may have to give up some of their power, and some of the higher end of their wealth may even be “redistributed”—horror of horrors—for schools, parks, libraries, and other things that support a healthy middle-class society but are not needed by the rich….
    As Jefferson laid out in an 1816 letter…a totally “free” market, where corporations reign supreme just like the oppressive governments of old, could transform America ‘until the bulk of the society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering. Then begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia, which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man.” 
– Thom Hartmann, The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America–and What We Can Do to Stop It

 UNTOWARD ASPECTS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER

1.  “The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.”

– Jawaharlal Nehru

2.  ‘In any society the dominant groups are the ones with the most to hide about the way society works.”

– Barrington Moore, 20th century philosopher

3.  “In a dictatorship, censorship is used; in a democracy, manipulation.”

– Ryszard Kapuscinski, journalist, Le Monde diplomatique (Paris), August 1999

4.  “The state is the executive committee of the ruling class.”

– Karl Marx

5.  1.  “The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” 

– Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli of England, in 1844.

6. On September 10, 1876, in Aylesbury, Disraeli said: “The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans.”

7.  On October 11877Henry Edward ManningCardinal Archbishop of Westminstersaid of the trouble in the Balkan States: “It is not emperors or kingsnor princesthat direct the course of affairs in the EastThere is something else over themand behind themand that thing is more powerful thanthem.”

8.. In 1902, Pope Leo XIII wrote of this power: “It bends governments to its will sometimes by promises, sometimes by threats. It has found its way into every class of Society, and forms an invisible and irresponsible power, an independent government, as it were, within the body corporate of the lawful state.” 

9. Walter Rathenau, head of German General Electric, said in 1909: “Three hundred men, all of-whom know one another, direct the economic destiny of Europe and choose their successors from among themselves.”

10. “I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire and I control the British money supply.”

– Nathan Rothschild [1777 – 1836]

11.  “Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the U. S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

– Woodrow Wilson 

12.  “The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation.”

– Mayor (1918-1925) John F. Hylan of New York.                                                                                       

13.  “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower President of U.S.: 1953 – 1961. Farewell Address to the Nation, 16th January, 1961

14.  “The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” 

– J. Edgar Hoover

15.  “The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.” 

– Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952 

16.  “The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans. ” 

– British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1876 

17.  “We know in the not too distant future, a half dozen corporations are going to control the media. We took this step (merger) to ensure we were one of them”

-Time Warner spokesperson. 

18.  “Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government – a bureaucratic elite.”

– Senator William Jenner, 1954                                                                                      

19.  “Fifty men have run America, and that’s a high figure.” 

– Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, in the July 26th, l936 issue of The New York Times.

20.  “I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.” 

– General Douglas MacArthur 

21.  “The high office of the president has been used to foment a plot to destroy America’s freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizens of this plight.”

– President John F. Kennedy, November 12, 1963.

22.  “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.”

– U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter written Nov. 21, 1933 to Colonel E. Mandell House.

23.  “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies… if the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency … the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent that their fathers conquered.” 

-Thomas Jefferson

24.  “We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent.” 

– Jewish Banker Paul Warburg, February 17, 1950, as he testified before the U.S. Senate

25.  “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order. ” 

– David Rockefeller 

26.  “There is a systematic plan to use the concepts of war to rearrange the chess pieces on the world playing board. It has to do with the New World Order, Globlism and the attack on national sovereignty we are seeing. Occasionally, the globalists who want One World Government have to turn to war to accelerate things.” 

– Joel Skousen 

27.  “There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.”

–  Senator Daniel K. Inouye – Iran Contra Hearings

28.  “The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise their power from behind the scenes.”

– Justice Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court.

29.  “Today in America [is]… the development of a permanent war establishment by a privately incorporated economy inside a political vacuum.”

– C. Wright Mills – The Power Elite

30.    “The invisible Money Power is working to control and enslave mankind. It financed 

Communism, Fascism, Marxism, Zionism, Socialism. All of these are directed to making the United States a member of a World Government …”

– American Mercury Magazine, December 1957

31.  “There does exist and has existed for a generation, an international…network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies…but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown,

and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.” -Professor Carroll Quigley was Bill Clinton’s mentor at Georgetown University. President Clinton has publicly paid homage to the influence Professor Quigley had on his life. In Quigley’s magnum opus Tragedy and Hope(1966), He states:

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds’ central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect

injury of all other economic groups.” –  Ibid. Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966)

32.  “The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen. … At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.” 

– New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922

33.  “For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thoughts and ideas that were his own to benefit this country, the United States. But, he didn’t. Most of his thoughts, his political ammunition, as it were, were carefully manufactured for him in advanced by the Council on Foreign Relations ̶ One World Money group. Brilliantly, with great gusto, like a fine piece of artillery, he exploded that prepared “ammunition” in the middle of an unsuspecting target, the American people, and thus paid off and returned his internationalist political support. “The UN is but a long-range, international banking apparatus clearly set up for financial and economic profit by a small group of powerful One-World revolutionaries, hungry for profit and power. “The depres- sion was the calculated ‘shearing’ of the public by the World Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of supply of call money in the New York money market….The One World Government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal

Reserve Bank.”    – Curtis Dall, FDR’s son-in-law as quoted in his book, My Exploited Father-in-Law

34.  “In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press….They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. “An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.” 

– U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway, 1917

35.    “We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National Auto Determination practiced in past centuries”

 – Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York, in an article entitled “Rockefeller Bids Free Lands Unite: Calls at Harvard for  Drive to Build New World Order” – New York Times (February 1962) 

36.  “The United Nations, he told an audience at Harvard University, ‘has not been able — nor can it be able — to shape a new world order which events so compellingly demand.’ … The new world order that will answer economic, military, and political problems, he said, ‘urgently requires, I believe, that the United States take the leadership among all free peoples to make the underlying concepts and aspirations of national sovereignty truly meaningful through the federal approach.'” 

– David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991

37. “We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” 
– David Rockefeller, Baden-Baden, Germany 1991

38. “Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” 

– David Rockefeller, Memoirs, page 405

38. “You see, if you amount to anything in Washington these days, it is because you have been plucked or handpicked from an Ivy League school – Harvard, Yale, Kennedy School of Government – you’ve shown an aptitude to be a good Ivy League type, and so you’re plucked so-to-speak, and you are assigned success. You are assigned a certain role in government somewhere, and then your success is monitored and tracked, and you go where the pluckers and the handpickers can put you.”

– talk show host Rush Limbaugh, an outspoken critic of anyone claiming a push for global government, said

on his February 7, 1995 program:

39. “The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, The Trilateral Commission – founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller – and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens.” – Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, Ph.D., former German defense ministry official and advisor to former NATO Secretary General Manfred Werner

40.  “The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the American Branch of a society which originated in England … (and) … believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established.” 

– Professor of History Carroll Quigley, Georgetown University, in his book “Tragedy and Hope”. 

41.  “[The New World Order] cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change it’s perceptions.” 

– Henry Kissenger, World Affairs Council Press Conference, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel , April 19th 1994 

42.  “David Rockefeller is the most conspicuous representative today of the ruling class, a multi-national fraternity of men who shape the global economy and manage the flow of its capital. Rockefeller was born to it, and he has made the most of it. But what some critics see as a vast international conspiracy, he considers a circumstance of life and just another day’s work. … In the world of David Rockefeller it’s hard to tell where business ends and politics begins”  

– Bill Moyers 

43.  “We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is

whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”

– Statement made before the United States Senate on Feb. 7, 1950 by James Paul Warburg  (“Angel” to and 

active in the United World Federalists), son of Paul Moritz Warburg, nephew of Felix Warburg and of Jacob 

Schiff, both of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. which poured millions into the Russian Revolution through James’ brother Max, banker to the German government 

44.  “Gun registration is not enough” – “Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal”

– Attorney General Janet Reno–12-10-93–Associated Press

45. “The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate  the four centers of power – Political, Monetary, Intellectual, and Ecclesiastical.”

– U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater from his 1964 book “No Apologies” 

46.  “We operate here under directives which emulate (sic) from the White House … The substance of the directives under which we operate is that we shall use our grant making power to alter life in the United States so that we can comfortably be merged with the Soviet Union.” 

– Rowan Gaither, President of the Ford Foundation, 1954

47. “If instant world government, Charter review, and a greatly strengthened International Court do not provide the answers, what hope for progress is there? The answer will not satisfy those who seek simple solutions to complex problems, but it comes down essentially to this: The hope for the foreseeable lies, not in building up a few ambitious central institutions of universal membership and general jurisdiction as was envisaged at the end of the last war, but rather in the much more decentralized, disorderly and pragmatic process of inventing or adapting institutions of limited jurisdiction and selected membership to deal with specific problems on a case-by-case basis … In short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion,’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.” 

– Richard N. Gardner, in Foreign Affairs (April 1974)

48.  “We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.”

– Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs ) 

49.  “The Council on Foreign Relations is “the establishment.” Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also announces and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship.” 

– Former Congressman John Rarick 1971

50.  “The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control… Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” 

– Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976

51. “Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an “extraterrestrial” invasion], whether real or *promulgated* [emphasis by original compiler], that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this *scenario*, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.” 

– Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

52. “The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nation states involved. As managers and creators of the system, they will rule the future.” 

– U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in his l964 book: With No Apologies

53.  “But it became clear as time went on that in Mr. Bush’s mind the New World Order was founded on a convergence of goals and interests between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, so strong and permanent that they would work as a team through the U.N. Security Council.” 

– Excerpt from A. M. Rosenthal, in The New York Times (January 1991                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

54.  “Essentially liberal internationalists from Europe, Japan and the United States, the liberal wing of the intellectual elite. That’s where Jimmy Carter‘s whole government came from. […] [The Trilateral Commission] was concerned with trying to induce what they called “more moderation in democracy”—turn people back to passivity and obedience so they don’t put so many constraints on state power and so on. In particular they were worried about young people. They were concerned about the institutions responsible for the indoctrination of the young (that’s their phrase), meaning schools, universities, church and so on—they’re not doing their job, [the young are] not being sufficiently indoctrinated. They’re too free to pursue their own initiatives and concerns and you’ve got to control them better.”

-Noam Chomsky

55.  “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.” 

– Strobe Talbot, President Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992.

56.  “A world government can intervene militarily in the internal affairs of any nation when 

it disapproves of their activities.”  

– Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General. 

57.  “Our job is not to give people what they want but what we decide they ought to have.”

– Richard Salant, former president of CBS News. 

58.  “The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. […] [T]he capacity to assert social and political control over the individual will vastly increase. It will soon be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and to maintain up-to-date, complete files, containing even most personal information about the health or personal behavior of the citizen in addition to more customary data. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.”

 -Zbigniew Brzezinski Protegé of David Rockefeller, co-founder of  The Trilateral Commission, and NSA to Jimmy Carter, from his 1971 book ‘Between Two Ages’. (Brzezinski has been adviser to no less than five                                                              presidents) 

59.  “If democracy is ever to be threatened, it will not be by revolutionary groups burning government offices and occupying the broadcasting and newspaper offices of the world. It will come from disenchantment, cynicism and despair caused by the realization that the New World Order, means we are all to be managed and not represented.”

– Tony Benn, British Labour Party member of Parliament

60. “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.” 

– Strobe Talbot, President Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992.

61. “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of “liberalism” they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” 

Norman Thomas, for many years U.S. Socialist Presidential candidate.

62. “Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government – a bureaucratic elite.” 
-Senator William Jenner, 1954

63. “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” 

– A letter written by FDR to Colonel House, November 21st, l933

64. “The depression was the calculated ‘shearing’ of the public by the World Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of supply of call money in the New York money market….The One World Government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank.” 

– Curtis Dall, FDR’s son-in-law as quoted in his book, My Exploited Father-in-Law

65. “The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive ‘policies’ and ‘Plans’ of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it?” 
– H.G. Wells The New World Order 1939

66. “Under Socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not the character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner. . . .” 

– Fabian Socialist Bernard Shaw in his Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, 1928.

67. “We are moving toward a new world order, the world of communism. We shall never turn off that road.” 

-Mikhail Gorbachev 1987

68. “National Socialism will use its own revolution for establishing of a new world order.” – – Adolph Hitler during World War II

69. “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” 

– President Woodrow Wilson 1916

70. “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford

71. “The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control…. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” 

– Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets

72. “It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go….We are living in the end of the sovereign states….In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish….Countless people…will hate the new world order….and will die protesting against it.” – H.G. Wells, in his book, “The New World Order”, 1940

73. “To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.” – Brock Adams, Director UN Health Organization

74. “We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated. The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. . . Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. . . . We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electronic stimulation of the brain.”

– Dr. Jose M.R. Delgado, Director of Neuropsychiatry, Yale University Medical School, Congressional Record, No. 26, Vol. 118, February 24, 1974.

75. “One of the least understood strategies of the world revolution now moving rapidly toward its goal is the use of mind control as a major means of obtaining the consent of the people who will be subjects of the New World Order.” 

– From The National Educator, K.M. Heaton

76. “No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation.” 

– David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations

22. “Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.” Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

SUGGESTED REMEDIES AGAINST POLITICAL,  ECONOMIC
 INJUSTICE,  AND EXPLOITATION

1. “Can it be believed that the democracy which overthrew the feudal system and vanquished kings will retreat before tradesmen and capitalists.”

–Alex de Tocqueville

2.  (i)  “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”

(ii)  “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. “

– Abraham Lincoln, 1861

3.  “As long as people are marginalized and distracted [they] have no way to organize or articulate their sentiments, or even know that others have these sentiments. People assume that they are the only people with a crazy idea in their heads. They never hear it from anywhere else. Nobody’s supposed to think that. … Since there’s no way to get together with other people who share or reinforce that view and help you articulate it, you feel like an oddity, an oddball. So you just stay on the side and you don’t pay any attention to what’s going on. You look at something else, like the Superbowl”

– author unknown

4.  (i)  “There are in the world two powers – the sword and the spirit. The spirit has always vanquished the sword.” 

     (ii)  “Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.” 

     (iii)  “Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I founded great empires. But upon what did the creation of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded his empire upon love, and to this very day millions would die for him.”

– Napoleon

5.  “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of … [Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government.”

– Thomas Jefferson 

6.  (i)  “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable … Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. “

     (ii)  “Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest. “

     (iii)  “One may well ask: How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others? The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

     (iv) “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. “

    (v)  “Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

7  “When small steps are taken by large numbers of people momentous things can happen.”

– Vandana Shiva, environmental activist

8. “Today enormous effort goes into convincing the American public that we’re just consumers of media manipulation and sound-bites and spin doctors. That we care only about ourselves, money, and “stuff”. That acting out of passion and conviction “doesn’t make a difference”. But all history shows that it does.”

– Bernadine Dorn, Irish democracy activist

9.  “The search of the young today is more specific than the ancient search for the Holy Grail. The search of the youth today is for ways and means to make the machine – and the vast bureaucracy of the corporation state and of government that runs that machine – the servant of man. That is the revolution that is coming. It could be a revolution in the nature of an explosive political regeneration. It depends on how wise the Establishment is. If, with its stockpile of arms, it resolves to suppress the dissenters, America will face, I fear, an awful ordeal.”

– William O. Douglas, Points of Rebellion, 1969

10  “If development was measured not by gross national product, but a society’s success in meeting the basic needs of its people, Vietnam would have been a model. That was its real “threat.” From the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 to 1972, primary and secondary school enrollment in the North increased sevenfold, from 700,000 to almost five million. In 1980, UNESCO estimated a literacy rate of 90 percent and school enrollment among the highest in Asia and throughout the Third World.”

–  John Pilger, author

11.  “The time is past when good men can remain silent, when obedience can segregate men from public risk, when the poor can die without defense.”

– Catholic priest and human rights activist Daniel Berrigan

12  “True, the white man brought great change. But the varied fruits of his civilization, though highly colored and inviting, are sickening and deadening. And if it be the part of civilization to maim, rob, and thwart, then what is progress? I am going to venture that the man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures, and acknowledging unity with the universe of things, was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization…. “

– Chief Luther Standing Bear, in his 1933 autobiography

13. (i) “Government exists for one purpose: to make things better for all people.”

       (ii)  “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt (from her 1992 biography by Blance Wiesen Cook)

14.  “We may not be strong enough to stop wars when the powers that be want them, but at least we are wise and humane enough to take political and moral stands as publicly as possible. This is, after all, the foundation we must build from.”

– Leslie Cagan, anti-war activist

15.  “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead. anthropologist

16. “Many of us regard ourselves as mildly liberal or centrist politically, voice fairly pleasant sentiments about our poor children, contribute money to send poor kids to summer camp, feel benevolent. We’re not nazis; we’re nice people. We read sophisticated books. We go to church. We go to synagogue. Meanwhile, we put other people’s children into an economic and environ- mental death zone. We make it hard for them to get out. We strip the place bare of amenities. And we sit back and say to ourselves, “Well, I hope that they don’t kill each other off. But if they do, it’s not my fault.”

– Jonathan Kozol, educator and author

17.  (i)  “An economic system can remain viable only so long as society has mechanisms to counter abuses of either state or market power and the erosion of the natural, social, and moral capital that such abuses commonly exacerbate.”

 (ii)  “Humans are complex creatures. We have a demonstrated capacity for hatred, violence, competition, and greed. We have as well a demonstrated capacity for love, tenderness, cooperation, and compassion. Healthy societies nurture the latter and in so doing create an abundance of those things that are most important to the quality of our living. Dysfunctional societies nurture the former and in so doing create scarcity and deprivation. A healthy society makes it easy to live in balance with the environment, whereas a dysfunctional society makes it nearly impossible. Whether we organize our societies for social and environmental health or for dysfunction is a choice that is ours to make.”

– David Korten, economist and internationalist

18.  “Freedom of the Press belongs to the man who owns one”

  – A.J. Liebling

19.  “Society exists to serve the social needs of people, not the productivity needs of capital. Those two needs are in basic conflict – a conflict of class interest.”

– David Bacon, Z magazine January 2000

20. (i) “In my opinion we owe the present state of mankind to two mental disorders: the megalomania of technology and the megalomania of nationalism. It is they that have given the present-day world its face and its view of itself; they have given us two world wars and their aftermaths and before their frenzy is spent they will have other, similar consequen- ces. Resistance to these two world diseases is today the most important task and justification of the human spirit. In this resistance my own life has played a part, a ripple in the stream. 

(ii) “Every human being is a unique individual. Any attempt to replace the personal conscience by a collective conscience does violence to the individual and is the first step toward totalitarianism.” 

– Hermann Hesse, novelist 

 21.  “It is not power that corrupts but fear. The fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.”

– Aung San Suu Kyi

22.  “If those in charge of our society  ̶ politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.”

– Howard Zinn, historian and author

23.  “I dream that someday the United States will be on the side of the peasants in some civil war. I dream that we will be the ones who will help the poor overthrow the rich, who will talk about land reform and education and health facilities for everyone, and that when the Red Cross or Amnesty International comes to count the bodies and take the testimony of women raped, that our side won’t be the heavies.”

– Richard Cohen, columnist

26.  “As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression….There is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such a twilight that we must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”

– William O. Douglas, US Supreme Court Justice from 1939-1975

27. ” Resistance to tyranny is man’s highest ideal.”

28.  “Social and economic well-being will become a reality only through the zeal, courage, the non-compromising determination of intelligent minorities, and not through the mass.”

– Emma Goldman, American anarchist and feminist, 1869-1940

29.  “I find it incomprehensible why a country as rich as the U.S. can allow a whole generation of young people in the inner city to slide into despair in such a degree that they go out in the streets and burn down and loot their own neighborhoods.”

– Helmut Voss, German correspondent, commenting on the Los Angeles race riots in 1965 and 1992

30.  (i)  “This focus on money and power may do wonders in the marketplace, but it creates a tremendous crisis in our society. People who have spent all day learning how to sell themselves and to manipulate others are in no position to form lasting friendships or intimate relationships… Many Americans hunger for a different kind of society — one based on principles of caring, ethical and spiritual sensitivity, and communal solidarity. Their need for meaning is just as intense as their need for economic security.”

(ii)  “It is only when a society shares caring values that its people can feel secure.”

– Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine

31.  “Progress is measured in part by the courageous people who put their careers and often their lives at risk by challenging the parameters of what is acceptable in society, even though these parameters may be damaging to the quality of life. Heroes are created from ordinary people who are willing to take risks to their personal security and safety for the benefit of the larger community.”

– author unknown

32  “… [ T]he most formidable military machine depends ultimately on the obedience of its soldiers, … the most powerful corporation becomes helpless when its workers stop working, when its customers refuse to buy its products. The strike, the boycott, the refusal to serve, the ability to paralyze the functioning of a complex social structure-these remain potent weapons against the most fearsome state or corporate power.”

– Howard Zinn in The Progressive magazine, January 2000, p20

33.  “The nation-state is not going to disappear anytime soon for the good reason that citizens need some way to assert control over multinational corporations and capital.

– William Greider, One World Ready or Not,

34.  ” Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied.”

– Arthur Miller, playwright

35.  “One result of U.S. political and economic leadership at the end of the millennium is a society of superfluous consumption that is reaching levels that seem not only immoral but 

absurd as well.”

– Lorenzo Meyer, journalist, Reforma (Mexico City), Aug 5, 1999

36.  “American capitalism, based as it is on exploitation of the poor, with its fundamental motivation in personal greed, simply cannot survive without force – without a secret police force. Now, more than ever, each of us is forced to make a conscious choice whether to support the system of minority comfort and privilege with all its security apparatus and repression, or whether to struggle for real equality of opportunity and fair distribution of benefits for all of society, in the domestic as well as the international order. It’s harder now not to realize that there are two sides, harder not to understand each, and harder not to recognize that like it or not we contribute day in and day out either to the one side or to the other.”

– Philip Agee, CIA Diary

37.  “Although the privileged of this world can accept the existence of poverty on a massive scale and not be overawed by it, problems begin when the causes of this poverty are pointed out to them. Once causes are determined, then there is talk of ‘social injustice,’ and the privileged begin to resist. This is especially true when to structural analysis there is added a concrete historical perspective in which personal responsibilities come to light. But it is the consientization and resultant organization of poor sectors that rouse the greatest fears and the strongest resistance.”

– Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation

38. “An economic system can remain viable only so long as society has mechanisms to counter abuses of either state or market power and the erosion of the natural, social, and moral capital that such abuses commonly exacerbate.”

-David Korten

39.  “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win”

– Gandhi

HEROIC ACTS OF PERSONAL COURAGE AGAINST 
INJUSTICE AND IGNORANCE

  1. “The only way to abolish war is to make peace heroic.”

           John Dewey, American philosopher and educator

  • “Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.” 
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
  • “The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.” 
    ― Joss Whedon
  • “It’s not just children who need heroes.” 
    ― Tamora Pierce
  • “Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it. The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they will walk away with their lives. Such selfless courage is a victory in itself.” 
    ― N.D. Wilson
  • “Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done—that’s courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward.” 
    ― Piers Anthony
  • “Long ago I yearned to be a hero without knowing, in truth, what a hero was. Now, perhaps, I understand it a little better. A grower of turnips or a shaper of clay, a Commot farmer or a king–every man is a hero if he strives more for others than for himself alone.Once you told me that the seeking counts more than the finding. So, too, must the striving count more than the gain.” 
    ― Lloyd Alexander
  • “When you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong and you’ll finally see the truth- that hero lies in you.” 
    ― Mariah Carey
  • “I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.” 
    ― Florence Nightingale
  • (i)  “You or I might think that at least one would show courage and put up a fight. But neither you nor I have suffered as they, and even we have born witness in silence to lesser ills under less dire threat. Yet, in the face of evil, to sit silent is an even greater evil. Complacency is ever the enabler of darkest deeds.” 

(ii)“Luthiel: I cannot change what will happen. I can only change how I act in the face of it.” 
― Robert Fanney

  1.  (i)  “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself”

(ii)  “The hero, the waker of his own soul, is himself but the convenient means of his     
        own dissolution.” 
          ― Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces

  1.  “I was hugely impressed… was the ultimate example of a man who knew what he didn’t know, was perfectly willing to admit it, and didn’t want to leave until 
    ― Randy Pausch
  2. “I’ve seen of enough of people who die for an idea. I don’t believe in heroism; I know it’s easy and I’ve learned it can be murderous. What interests me is living

and dying for what one loves.” 
― Albert Camus

  1. “Sometimes, before you make any plans or resolutions, before you declare yourheroic intent to persevere, you just have to cry.” 
    ― Jaclyn Dolamore
  2. “But one must remember that they were all men with systems. Freud, monumentally hipped on sex (for which he personally had little use) and almost ignorant of Nature: Adler, reducing almost everything to the will to power: and Jung, certainly the most humane and gentlest of them, and possibly the greatest, but nevertheless the descendant of parsons and professors, and himself a super-parson and a super-professor. all men of extraordinary character, and they devised systems that are forever stamped with that character.… Davey, did you ever think that these three men who were so splendid at understanding others had first to understand themselves? It was from their self-knowledge they spoke. They did not go trustingly to some doctor and follow his lead because they were too lazy or too scared to make the inward journey alone. They dared heroically. And it should never be forgotten that they made the inward journey while they were working like galley-slaves at their daily tasks, considering other people’s troubles, raising families, living full lives. They were heroes, in a sense that no space-explorer can be a hero, because they went into the unknown absolutely alone. Was their heroism simply meant to raise a whole new crop of invalids? Why don’t you go home and shoulder your yoke, and be a

hero too?” 
― Robertson Davies, The Manticore

  1. “Heroes are more than just stories, they’re people. And people are complicated; people are strange. Nobody is a hero through and through, there’s always something in them that’ll turn sour… you’ll learn it one day. There are no her-oes, only villains who win.” 
    ― Joel Cornah, The Sea-Stone Sword
  2.  “… Where’s the skill in being a hero if you were always destined to do it?” 
     ― China Miéville, Un Lun Dun
  3. “Words of the hero: “I am my fate.” 
    ― Marty Rubin
  4. “That is why your sacrifice was all the more difficult. You chose to be a hero not through enchantment but through your own manhood.” 
    ― Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron
  5. “Rostov kept thinking about that brilliant feat of his, which, to his surprise, had gained him the St. George Cross and even given him the reputation of a brave man – and there was something in it that he was unable to understand. “So they’re even more afraid than we are!” he thought. “So that’s all there is to so-called heroism? And did I really do it for the fatherland? And what harm had he done, with his dimple and his light blue eyes? But how frightened he was! He thought I’d kill him. Why should I kill him? My hand faltered. And they gave me

the St. George Cross. I understand nothing, nothing!” 
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

  • “Why had he committed this terrible sin? Everything in the world was insignificant compared to what he had lost. Everything in the world is insignificant compared to the truth and purity of one small man – even the empire stretching from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean, even science itself.
    Then he realized that it still wasn’t too late. He still had the strength to lift up his

head, to remain his mother’s son.

    And he wasn’t going to try to console himself or justify what he had done. He wanted this mean, cowardly act to stand all his life as a reproach; day and night it would be something to bring him back to himself. No, no, no! He didn’t want to strive to be a hero – and then preen himself over his courage.
Every hour, every day, year in, year out, he must struggle to be a man, struggle for his right to be pure and kind. He must do this with humility. And if it came to it, he mustn’t be afraid even of death; even then he must remain a man.
‘Well then, we’ll see,’ he said to himself. ‘Maybe I do have enough strength. Your

strength, Mother…” 
― Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate

  • “In short, heroism means doing the right thing regardless of the consequences.” 
    ― Brandon Mull, A World Without Heroes

(i)  “Heroes are people who face down their fears. It is that simple. A child afraid of the dark who one day blows out the candle; a women terrified of the pain of childbirth who says, ‘It is time to become a mother’. Heroism does not always live on the battlefield.” 

(ii)  “There’s no shame in fear. But understand this – the coward is ruled by fear,

       while the hero rides it like a wild stallion.” 
        ― David Gemmell, Dark Moon

  • “Someone needs to fight, someone needs to sacrifice, someone needs to inspire, someone needs to be a hero.” 
    ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
  • “Perhaps a hero is someone who doesn’t register his own vulnerability. Is it

courage, then, if you’re too daft to know you’re mortal?” 
― David Benioff, City of Thieves

  • “It does not take a great supernatural heroine or magical hero to save the world.
    We all save it every day, and we all destroy it — in our own small ways — by every choice we make and every tiniest action resulting from that choice.
    The next time you feel useless and impotent, remember what you are in fact doing in this very moment. And then observe your tiny, seemingly meaningless acts and choices coalesce and cascade together into a powerful positive whole.
    The world  ̶ if it could  ̶ will thank you for it.And if it does not … well, a true heroine or hero does not require it.” 

― Vera Nazarian

  • “You will never be a hero. You were never meant to be a hero.” Hero. that one word made Aru lift her chin. It made her think of Mini and Boo, her mom, and all the incredible things she herself had done in just nine days. Breaking the lamp hadn’t been heroic … but everything else? Fighting for people she cared about and doing everything it took to fix her mistake? That was heroism.Vajra became a spear in her hand. 
    “I already am. And it’s heroine.” 
    ― Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time
  • “There are so many unsung heroines and heroes at this broken moment in our collective story, so many courageous persons who, unbeknownst to themselves, are holding together the world by their resolute love or contagious joy.

    Although I do not know your names, I can feel you out there.” 
― David Abram, Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology

  • “There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in the rubbish.” 
    ― John Keats
  • “I do not believe that I am made of the stuff which constitutes heroes, because, in all of the hundreds of instances that my voluntary acts have placed me face to face with death, I cannot recall a single one where any alternative step to that I

took occurred to me until many hours later.” 
― Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars

  • “there is only one true heroism in the world: to see the world as it is, and to love it” 
    ― Roman Rolland
  • “I was not heroic enough to purchase liberty at the price of caste.” 
    ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
  • “To go where no one else has ever gone before is the secret of heroism.” 
    ― Dejan Stojanovic
  • “down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid…” 
    ― Raymond Chandler
  • “Launching a turnaround takes courage. I cannot measure that and so it is not going to be included in my analysis, but behind the moments of change there are always a few people within these societies who have decided to try to make a difference.” 
    ― Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
  • “If you want to be a real warrior, then here’s our secret to you: we fight to protect others. We fight to protect the ones we love, the ones we respect, the ones we want to see prospering and achieving their goals, gaining their happiness. We do not wait for any reward for what we do. That is what true

heroism is. That is what a warrior does.” 
― Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Battles of Giorgland: The Legend of White Giorgi and Friends

  • “A flourishing civilization seeks wisdom, glorifies heroism, and contemplates wonder. A dying civilization seeks power, glorifies survival, and contemplates confusion. An undead civilization seeks “wellness”, glorifies “authenticity”, and

contemplates “self-expression”.” 
― Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

  • “Nothing is certain. Many ways lead to destruction. You will be tested beyond your capacity to endure. Should you survive the trials ahead, you will be a husband without a wife, a father without a son, a hero without a quest, and a king without a country. But take heart. Some must lose the way to find it. Some must be empty before they are full, weak before they are strong, and blind

before they can see.” 
― Brandon Mull, Seeds of Rebellion

  • “I’m mostly selfish and vain, but sometimes even I surprise myself. We’re all just ordinary men–well, I’m an ordinary demon–faced with extraordinary choices. In those moments, sometimes heroic ideals demand that we become their avatars.” 
    ― Ken Liu, The Litigation Master and the Monkey King
  • “We live in a time when there seem to be very few heroes. The original meaning of hero was someone favored by heaven and having godlike qualities. A hero is not without humility; humility is our awareness of our dependence on Spirit, and our interdependence with our fellow human beings. Gandhi, Malcom X, and Martin Luther King were all examples of both humility and heroism. Often humility exists because of the hero’s connection to a higher aim: humility in front of a great idea, in front of the Infinity of Life. It is this kind of humility that leads to the forming of a connection with the infinite creative energy. (p. 144)” 
      ― Kabir Edmund Helminski, Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness & the Essential Self                    
  •  “Cowards may be heroes, and heroes cowards.” 
      ― Marty Rubin                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • “Then, one demurs that essentially a society is entertained by the theatre of heroism, and in strict individualism of existence, without others, it is only a narcissistic struggle. There is no hero in a lonesome existence. A man lives in a shred and contradiction of duality between his splendid uniqueness out of nature with a grip of eternality and condemnable body of contemptible smallness, transient but delightfully comfortable to rot into the disappearance. This density and finiteness! Laughable yet strangely estimable quality of certitude from his inner drive in the making of his world. O this ambiguity, O

this duality, O this weakness. O human! O human!” 
― Bongha Lee, On Resistism

  •  “Youth was not made for pleasure, but for heroism.” 
    ― Paul Claudel
  • “You carry the hopes of humanity into the realm of the eternal. Monsters never die. They are reborn from the chaos and barbarism that is always bubbling underneath civilization, the very stuff that makes Kronos stronger. They must be defeated again and again, kept at bay. Heroes embody that struggle. You fight the battles humanity must win, every generation, in order to stay human.” 
    ― Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters
  • “For the first time the Don showed annoyance. He poured another glass of anisette and drank it down. He pointed a finger at his son. “You want to learn,” he said. “Now listen to me. A man’s first duty is to keep himself alive. Then comes what everyone else calls honor. This dishonor, as you call it, I willingly take upon myself. I did it to save your life as you once took on dishonor to save mine. You would have never left Sicily alive without Don Croce’s protection. So be it. Do you want to be a hero like Guiliano, a legend? And dead? I love him as the son of my dear friends, but I do not envy him his fame. You are alive and he is dead. Always remember that and live your life not be a hero but to remain alive. With time, heroes seem a little foolish.”

>Michael sighed. “Guiliano had no choice,” he said.

>”We are more fortunate,” the Don said.


It was the first lesson Michael received from his father and the one he learned best. It was to color his future life, persuade him to make terrible decisions he could never have dreamed of making before. It changed his perception of honor and heroism. It helped him survive, but it made him unhappy. For despite the fact that his father did not envy Guiliano, Michael did.” 
― Mario Puzo, The Sicilian

  • Indeed, he had come to suspect that no hero, no matter what the time or the circumstance, was anything like the tales told him so many years ago. Or perhaps it was his growing realization that so many so-called virtues, touted as worthy aspirations, possessed a darker side. Purity of heart also meant vicious intransigence. Unfaltering courage saw no sacrifice as too great, even if that meant leading ten thousand soldiers to their deaths. Honour betrayed could plunge into intractable insanity in the pursuit of satisfaction. Noble vows could drown a kingdom in blood, or crush an empire into dust. No, the true nature of heroism was a messy thing, a confused thing of innumerable sides, many of

them ugly, and almost all of them terrifying.” 
― Steven Erikson, Dust of Dreams

  • “Many are rather easily able to contemplate the heroism of sacrifice, yet it is the few who are brave enough to move that notion from thought to action. And it is to those of you who made that move that my heart salutes and my soul marvels.” 
    ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
  • “Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the heart of every freedom lover & patriotic person. Therefore rest in peace. And Matshona, yes we will to die rather than kill for our beliefs, we will choose to be a martyr rather than being a murderer. Those martyrs who suffered persecution or death for fighting against captivity, monarchy, indifference, mockery, coldness, insolence, contempt and oppression, we respect you! And those who are overshadowed and ignored but once showed exceptional

leadership and heroism, your death will be commemorated.” 
― Raveen Paudel

  • “Yours might not be a quest for heroism. Yours might be to win a personal victory over a habit. Yours might be a personal battle to gain freedom from

fears. A simple win is right” 
― Nesta Jojoe Erskine, Unforgettable: Living a Life That Matters

  • “Let you stop hiding yourself behind any wrap of simulated heroism & fake Innocence just to make your world believe your bluffs, magnifications, qualms, claims & blames. You at all don’t need to establish yourself on fables & falsehood. Now is good time to pay attention to your calling, your recurring thoughts, your habits, conduct & things that you are doing repeatedly knowingly or unknowingly. Let you take full control of yourself wholeheartedly by nourishing yourself healthfully & holistically. Let you continuously try restoring your connection with your trueself & your divinity. Let you enjoy a lifestyle that is sustained by sincerity, goodness, love & peace. Stay Being More Productive, Patient, Clear-thinking, Light-Hearted & More Energized!” 
    ― Rajesh Goyal
  • “Remember the most beautiful yet the most uncomfortable pair of heels you own?You feel like a queen when you wear them, almost making people look up to your elegance. While on the inside you know how you struggle to keep your toes straight, firm your ankle so it doesn’t slip, tolerate the knee pain so you are

standing tall!
    Well that’s an everyday life of a strong woman, There is so much going on in the inside  ̶ no one can guess a thing on your exterior.
You don’t need to wear heels everyday. It’s okay to be weak and vulnerable- once in a while” 
― Jasleen Kaur Gumber

  • “The problem of the hero is to pierce himself (and therewith his world) precisely through that point; to shatter and annihilate that key knot of his limited existence.” 
  •  “Your hero is unable to hold his wine, I see,’ observed Serpentine, dispassionately.
    ‘He is not my hero,’ said Door.
    ‘I’m afraid he is. You learn to recognize the type. Something in the eyes, perhaps.” 
    ― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
  • “It’s not that the hero is blind to the dangers of the journey; it’s those dangers

that raise the hero in him” 
― Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

  • “If we stop breathing, we’ll die. If we stop fighting our enemies, the world will die.” 
    ― Philip G. Epstein, Casablanca [Screenplay]
  • “A world without heroes is just an empty world! A world without heroes is just a world without great stories! There are heroes, and there are heroes! A hero takes steps with the vision of bringing what is beyond the eyes of mere men into reality for them to come to a certain realization. A hero opens doors for the eyes of mere men to see things inside the closed doors and ponder, learn lessons and think of different actions! A hero faces challenges in an overcoming manner with a certain charisma that surpasses the understanding of mere men! To be a hero, one needs a certain gut! It is not as if heroes don’t hit the rock bottom, never! Heroes meet big problems, but big problems and challenges are what define heroism, and even if heroes are unable to arrest and cripple all the challenges they meet, they must never be discredited for their awesome ingenuity that brought awe, became a yardstick, natured minds, provoked thoughts and caused the envy of mere men to shake, gave people reasons to reason, showed people the essence of life, cleared the path for people to take their journey, and epitomized true heroism! Heroes die after they have blazed the trail! Heroes retire after they have done something unique and unthinkable! Heroes are heroes, regardless of their slips or the big or small things they could never do as heroes, for most times heroes die as heroes whilst challenging the unthinkable challenges! Even if all people don’t see and acknowledge the heroism of a hero, heroes see, feel and understand what it really takes to be a

hero! A hero is a hero! Don’t ever undermine heroism!” 
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

  • “Of what avail are my loftiest thoughts if I have ceased to exist?” there are some will ask; to whom others, it may be, will answer, “What becomes of myself if all that I love in my heart and my spirit must die, that my life may be saved?” And are not almost all the morals, and heroism, and virtue of man summed up in

that single choice?” 
― Maurice Maeterlinck, Wisdom And Destiny

  • “The definition of a good man is someone who makes the moral choice when temptation invites him to do otherwise. The definition of a hero is someone who makes that moral choice even when temptation, threat of reprisal, and the

mores of his culture invite him to do otherwise.” 
― Lindsay Buroker, Encrypted

  • (i)  “A hero is a person who, without a second thought, simply does the right thing because his conscience cannot live with any other choice.”

(ii)  “Mad fearlessness is not courage. The only requirement for courage is a good heart.” 
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

  • “I don’t know,” Scot offered. “Being a hero feels fair and fine to me.” 
    Mordred turned to him and looked him up and down under his dark brows. “That’s because you’re young, inexperienced, and living in the sunrise glow of a moment of glory. Enjoy it, fellow, while it lasts. You’ve accomplished something that you’ve longed to achieve and felt was an impossible dream since childhood. You’ll have the best half-year of your life (if you’re lucky) and then the glory of this moment will set beyond your horizon. You’ll be left empty, questioning everything, and wishing for a challenge to equal the old. It is the central cycle of every ambitious man’s life—it is the reason he seeks and achieves glory, and the reason that one day his own glory grows too heavy and crushes him, especially

as he gets too old to bear its weight.” 
― Scott Davis Howard, Three Days and Two Knights

  •  “The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security and stake their own lives in order to do what they themselves think worth doing.” 
    ― Walter Lippmann
  • “A Hero: A Moment When You’re Bigger Than Yourself.” 
    ― H.L. Balcomb, Credere: “Latin for ‘To Believe’ that we mature not by age, but by stories.” 2nd Edition coming Dec. 25, 2017
  • “I mean it, it’s another gap in your education. Until you can learn to understand her, you’ll get nowhere as a detective. She’s everybody’s conscience, Bob—the universal maiden aunt, cousin or sister. Humanity’s backbone. Throughout history, she’s gone to the stake for you again and again; not with any sense of heroism, but as a matter of principle and because it would never occur to her to

do anything else.”
― Heron Carvic, Picture Miss Seeton

  • “The essence of heroism is to die so that others can live.” 
    ― Arrow
  • “Look, look, we tell each other. It’s Tom!

He’s Mr. Bellamy to his history students. But he’s Tom to us. Tom! It’s so good to see him. So wonderful to see him. Tom is one of us. Tom went through it all with us. Tom made it through. He was there in the hospital with so many of us, the archangel of St. Vincent’s, our healthier version, prodding the doctors and calling over the nurses and holding our hands and holding the hands of our partners, our parents, our little sisters – anyone who had a hand to be held. He had to watch so many of us die, had to say goodbye so many times. Outside of our rooms he would get angry, upset, despairing. But when he was with us, it was like he was powered solely by an engine of grace. Even the people who loved us would hesitate at first to touch us – more from the shock of our diminishment, from the strangeness of how we were both gone and present, not who we were but still who we were. Tom became used to this. First because of Dennis, the way he stayed with Dennis until the very end. He could have left after that, after Dennis was gone. We wouldn’t have blamed him. But he stayed. When his friends got sick, he was there. And for those of us he’d never know before – he was always a smile in the room, always a touch on the shoulder, a light flirtation that we needed. The y should have made him a nurse. They should have made him mayor. He lost years of his life to us, although that’s not the story he’d tell. He would say he gained. And he’d say he was lucky, because when he came down with it, when his blood turned against him, it was a little later on and the cocktail was starting to work. So he lived. He made it to a different kind of after from the rest of us. It is still an after. Every day if feel to him like an after.

But he is here. He is living.

    A history teacher. An out, outspoken history teacher. The kind of history teacher we never would have had. But this is what losing most of your friends does: It makes you unafraid. Whatever anyone threatens, whatever anyone is offended by, it doesn’t matter, because you have already survived much, much worse. In fact, you are still surviving.

You survive every single, blessed day.

It makes sense for Tom to be here. It wouldn’t be the same without him.
And it makes sense for him to have taken the hardest shift. The night watch.
Mr. Nichol passes him the stopwatch. Tom walks over and says hello to Harry and Craig. 

He’s been watching the feed, but it’s even more powerful to see these boys in person. He gestures to them, like a rabbi or a priest offering a benediction.
“Keep going,” he says. “You’re doing great.”Mrs. Archer, Harry’s next-door neighbor, has brought over coffee, and offers Tom a cup. He takes it gratefully.

He wants to be wide awake for all of this.Every now and then he looks to the sky.”
― David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing

  • “When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honorscorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.” 
    ― Robert G. Ingersoll
  • It is not triumph which defines a man, but tragedy. Triumph always brings out the best

in men, but tragedy shows us what we are made of.” 
― Jocelyn Murray, The Roman General: A Nove

  • “Heroes don’t seek attention. But they show up continually in the little things. Train your eyes to look for them. They may not be as loud as the headlines or newsfeeds. But they’re all around you, multitudes of them. Train your eyes and listen with your heart… Both rightfully know that the quiet things, the little things, they are the big things. Theyare far more important than the noise of the world.” 
    ― Renata Bowers
  • “I think, honestly, the film industry is eating up comics characters at such a fast pace, and spewing them out as so much unspeakable, stench-y, crap. I mean, I think people are going to get pretty sick of the comics product of superhero, per se. Super-heroism seems to be so visceral for these times. Nobody needs a big clunky guy to throw cars about. You know, we’ve got drunks in town here that can do that. We don’t need that kind of superhero. What we need is a super-sage. We need a genuine group of wise people. We need to become wise. That’s the job of tomorrow; becoming wise, andintegrated, and understanding.”
    ― Melinda Gebbie
  • (i)  “Your world needs heroes. Be Heroes! 

(ii)  Throw away the newspapers. Discard all the useless debates and gossiping. Start working in silence. 

(iii)  Start working on your passion. And make the news yourself. 

(iv) Never mind the mistakes. One day they will become your most prized possessions. 

(v)  You are born to build the society, not to follow it. 

(vi) The world needs heroes. Be a hero and build your part of the world.” 
― Abhijit Naskar, Every Generation Needs Caretakers: The Gospel of Patriotism

  • “They blew out a breath and did the thing all heroes must do—they took that terrifyingfirst step.” 
    ― Chloe Neill, Midnight Marked