Posts Tagged ‘of’

The Costs Involved in War

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUl8YElg878

He may be a Wall Street shill whose clandestine wars continue to take innocent lives, but President Obama sure knows how to weave a compelling speech.

Tuesday the POTUS criticized anti-Iran rhetoric coming from the Republican front runners, saying “When I see the casualness with which some of these folks talk about war, I’m reminded of the costs involved.”

“Typically it’s not the folks who are popping off who pay the price,” Obama said, adding, “it’s these incredible men and women in uniform and their families who pay the price.”

Fine words. (more…)

Act of Valor: Shameless Pro-war Propaganda

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

US pro-war propaganda reached new heights this weekend as Act of Valor hit the silver screens across America. Unlike other war movies, this one was backed by none other than the US war machine itself.

So how has the glorified recruitment tape fared with the critics? (more…)

American Freedom Under Attack: Nationwide Strike Called

Friday, December 16th, 2011

 

A state of emergency has been declared for all freedom loving Americans across the nation. The republic is under attack!

Contrary to popular belief, the most pressing threat lies not with foreign extremists, but rather, from an equally radical homegrown form of tyranny. Like a disease, this danger has been quietly spreading within the very heart of the democratic system which entire armies have fought valiantly to protect.

What is it that stands to destroy the personal liberties and civil rights of every single US citizen? Fascist new legislation – SOPA and NDAA – which gives the US military the right to detain and torture American civilians on American soil without any trial, as well as permitting the US government to shutdown entire segments of the Internet at will.

Scary stuff. These are the kinds of laws power-hungry dictators dream about.

Why are US legislators working to pass such ludicrous bills? Here’s one reason: half of all Americans – that’s one in every two US citizens – are officially living in poverty. Stats like that will not go unanswered for long.

George Carlin says ‘they call it the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it’. Well, it seems the people are starting to wake up. And what they are seeing is making them mad enough to stir up a revolution.

Certain powers that be already know this, which is precisely why they are preparing the US government for a war against its own people.

This means the opportunity for delay has now ended. Standing on the precipice of a slippery slope, Americans must act quickly or risk losing the opportunity to ever speak out again.

The Power of Portable Tech

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Smart phones and other handheld devices have already dramatically reshaped the world around us, and the best is yet to come!

With a phone, you can access the fountain of knowledge on the Internet, join up with millions of like-minded individuals, and hold authorities accountable for their actions.

Within a decade or two, most of the world will have access to some kind of smart phone, taking humanity to a whole new level of empowerment.

The future is going to be AWESOME!

News Corp Scandal – Why We Need Transparency

Sunday, July 17th, 2011


(Rupert haz a sad.)

The captivating News of the World hacking scandal – the one that is causing more heads to roll by the hour – shows us exactly why we need transparency throughout the system. Inherent corruption can only survive when shrouded in secrecy and silence, and when you expose it to the world, the injustice ends.

The entire global system could use an infusion of transparency, not just for governments, but for all giant, powerful institutions: multinational corporations, religious institutions, and major industries (especially the Military Industrial Complex).

If all of these organizations had their darkest secrets revealed to the world, there would be an uproar, and heads would literally roll. Fortunately for our world’s tyrants and oligarchs, the transition to a transparent system will likely stay as it has been – a gradual process.

But with the wheels already in motion, and groups like Wikileaks and Lulzsec leading the way, we’re heading towards a future where the whole world has been opened up.

This will likely mean a more just civilization for all humans to enjoy. Hooray!

Finding Popper’s Better World

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

(‘Just thinking ’bout photography’s rule of thirds.’)

Humans are incredible creatures.

Supporting this statement are the following words, penned by Philosopher Karl Popper, who stood for “world citizenship, peace on earth, and emancipation through knowledge.”

On boldness:

“I am all for intellectual boldness. We cannot be intellectual cowards and seekers of truth at the same time. A seeker of truth must dare to be wise – he must dare to be a revolutionary in the field of thought.”

On politics:

“Part of our search for a better world must consist in the search for a world in which others are not forced to sacrifice their lives for the sake of an idea.”

“The question ‘Who should rule’ should be replaced by an entirely different and much more modest question such as ‘How can we organize our political institutions so that bad or incompetent rulers can do the minimum amount of damage?’”

“The task of legislation is to allow the greatest possible freedom of every citizen to co-exist with the greatest possible freedom of every other citizen.”

On being equally ig’nant:

“The main source of our ignorance lies in the fact that our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. In our infinite ignorance we are all equal.”

See? Humans rock, even in our infinite ignorance.

We Could Have Peace Today

Friday, July 16th, 2010

The only thing keeping us from having world peace today is that not enough people believe peace is possible.

If enough people believed in peace, they would have hope. If they had hope, they would try for peace. And it is this lack of trying, this lack of effort, which leaves out a vital ingredient in the recipe for world peace.

When enough people awaken to see world peace as more than just a dream, world peace will become a reality. Put another way, with each person who comes to believe in world peace, we get one step closer to peace actually coming true.

Peace starts with you. Look for peace inside yourself. Once you’ve found it, look for peace in the world and how you can help make it happen.