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Peace and Freedom

Freedom is Slavery
War is Peace
Ignorance is Strength
- The sacred principled of INGSOC

"Although we give lip-service to the notion of freedom, we know the government is no longer the servant of the people but, at last, has become the people's master. We have stood by like timid sheep while the wolf killed - first the weak, then the strays, then those on the outer edges of the flock, until at last the entire flock belonged to the wolf."
- Gerry Spence

"In the struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess."
- The 14th Dalai Lama

"Even when you're a minority of one, the truth is the truth."
- Ghandi

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell

"Stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one."
- Marcus Aurelius

"Political or religious dissenters are the plague of every totalitarian regime."
- Justice William O. Douglas

"The same people own the media that own the White House that own the Congress that own the oil fields. They all work together to give a false view of the world to the American people."
- Gore Vidal

"[T]o those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America's enemies and pause to America's friends."
- U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, December 6, 2001

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Benjamin Franklin

"The ultimate enemy of Democracy is not the drug dealer of the crooked politician or the crazed skinhead. The ultimate enemy is the New King that has become so powerful it can murder its own citizens with impunity."
- Gerry Spence

"We must realize that today's establishment is the new George III. Whether it will continue to adhere to his tactics, we do not know. If it does, the redress, honored in tradition, is also revolution."
- Justice William O. Douglas

"Tell the children the truth. 'Cause we been trotting on your wine press for much too long. Rebel! Rebel!"
- Bob Marley

"Where they create a wasteland, they call it peace."
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

"I do not know of any salvation for society except through eccentrics, misfits, dissenters, people who protest,"
- Justice William O. Douglas

"They train young men to drop fire on people, but they won't let them write FUCK on their aeroplanes because it's obscene."
- Col. Kurtz, Apocalypse Now

"Once you know the truth, you can only close your eyes or fight."
- unknown

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
- unknown

"Free thinkers die in the dirt like dogs."
- unknown

"No one has less to live for than a man who lives only for himself."
- unknown

"The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth."
- Chief Seattle, 1854

"All lies lead to the truth."
- unknown

"Freedom of the press only goes to people who have a press."
- unknown

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war...and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
- James Madison, April 20, 1795


"Hemp is going to be the fiber of choice in both the home furnishings and fashion industries."
- Calvin Klein, 1997

"Hemp is not economically feasible in the United States. . . it doesn't even hold a crease."
- Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Drug Czar, 1998

"I don't know if Hemp is going to save the world, but I know it's the only thing that can."
- unknown

"Make the most of Hemp and sow it everywhere."
- President George Washington, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson


"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."
- Benito Mussolini, Encyclopedia Italiana

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
- George W. Bush, during a photo-op with Congressional leaders on 12/18/2000. As broadcast on CNN and available in transcript on their web site.

"I hope history will record that the Gulf Crisis was the crucible of the New World Order."
- President George Bush

"Welcome to Bush's America, where the Supreme Court has now ruled that vouchers are okay. So a child is free to go to Catholic School at public expense and be sodomized by a priest, preferably while both recite the pledge of allegiance."
- Alexander Cockburn

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
-Theodore Roosevelt

"The great postulate of our democracy is confidence in the common sense of the people and their maturity of judgment, even on great issues - once they know the facts."
- Justice William O. Douglas

"Congress is people who lie to the press then believe what they read."
- unknown

"Beware of little people who pander to the egotism of big people."
- unknown

"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."
- unknown

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to office."
- unknown

"One in 7 Americans are governed by a Bush, that should scare people."
- Barbara Bush

"The larger our association, the less it will be shaken by local passions."
- President Thomas Jefferson

"If voting could change the system, it would be against the law."
- unknown

"America is indeed like a melting pot: The people at the bottom get burned and the scum floats to the top."
- unknown

"If you are told by a politician that he is "kinder and gentler", you know he possesses the heart of a San Quentin guard, else he would have no need to advertise otherwise. If we are told we are equal, we are usually enslaved, if we are told we are free, we usually owe our souls to the company store."
- Gerry Spence

"A joke: What do you get. . . NOTHING! The government takes it all from you."
- The Young Ones

"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican Model of Government are. . . entrusted to the hands of the American people."
- George Washington

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, it was planned that way."
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Ben Franklin

"A good tree does not bear rotten fruit; a rotten tree does not bear good fruit."
- Jesus, The Book of Q.

"War is white people sending black people to kill yellow people, to protect the land they stole from the red people."
- George Carlin

"When I fed the poor they called me a Saint, when I asked why they are poor, they called me a Communist."
- Oscar Romero

"If you are the Big Tree, we are the Small Axe."
- Bob Marley

"Don't complicate the simple."
- James Carville

"Fuck the President, he don't represent the Ghetto resident."
- Methodman


"Almost from the beginning, the CIA engaged... in covert operations which involved rigging elections and manipulating labor unions abroad, carrying on paramilitary operations, overturning governments, assassinating foreign officials, protecting former Nazis, and lying to Congress."
- Senator George McGovern

"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

"We must mark [Martin Luther King] now, if we have not before, as the most dangerous Negro in the future of this Nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security ... it may be unrealistic to limit [our actions against King] to legalistic proofs that would stand up in court or before Congressional Committees."
-William C. Sullivan, head of the FBI's COINTELPRO program, August 28 1963


"If people understood how the economic system works, there'd be a revolution in a minute."
- Henry Ford

"Sometimes what's right isn't as important as what's profitable."
- unknown

"To talk about "corporate greed" is like talking about "military weapons" or something like that- there just is no other possibility. A corporation is something that is trying to maximize power and profit: that's what it is."
- Noam Chomsky, "Understanding Power", 2002

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a money aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power should be taken away from banks and restored to the government to who it properly belongs."
- President Thomas Jefferson

"Give me control of a nation's currency, and I care not who makes its laws."
- Baron von Rothschild

"It is the chain of communication, not the means of production, that determins a social process."
- Robert Anton Wilson

"The Trilateral Commission was formed to consolidate international banking and commercial interests by seizing political control of the United States."
- Sen. Barry Goldwater

"Giving a speech about economics is like pissing down your own leg: It seems hot to you, but not to anybody else."
- John Kenneth Galbraith

"We're not in the business of making steel. We're in the business of making money."
- A boss of US Steel

"The economy exists to support us, we do not exist to support the economy."
- Robert Reich, 2002


"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad."
- Aldous Huxley

"You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is satire. All you're doing is recording it."
- Art Buchwald

"Know your past, but live in the present, so you can control your future."
- unknown

"To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to ever be a child."
- Cicero, 43 B.C.E.

"Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
- George Santayana

"Generally speaking, things have gone about as far as they can possibly go when things have got about as bad as they can reasonably get."
- Peer Gynt

"History . . . is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
- Edward Gibbon

"Its always darkest just before it goes totally black."
- Peer Gynt

"This is a great "How" age. But "Why" remains unanswered, and will doubtless in due course again claim attention."
- Malcolm Muggeridge, 1958

The Drug War

"The only people dead because of pot were shot by cops."
- unknown

"Potheads ought to be taken out and shot."
- Daryl Gates, Chief of LAPD, 1988

"Don't suspect a friend. . . Report him!"
- 1984

"Punishment for using a drug should not be more harmful to an individual than the drug itself."
- President Jimmy Carter, 1978

"A drugged people is less likely to rise up and throw off his oppressors."
- Ho Chi Minh

"Permanent brain damage is one of the inevitable results of the use of marijuana."
- California Governor Ronald Reagon, 1979

"That mellow Mexican leaf really started something in Harlem - a whole new language, almost a whole new culture."
- Milton Mezzrow, 1946


"Marijuana is an effective medical treatment and is neither addictive nor a gateway drug."
- Institute of Medicine Study, 1999

"Current research indicates that marijuana may actually protect brain cells."
- National Institute of Mental Health, 1998

"There's nothing wrong with you that an expensive operation can't prolong."
- Monty Python

Mass Media

"sometimes its hard to tell the Game Show hosts from the TV Evangelists."
- unknown

"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have."
- Richard Salent, Former President CBS News.

"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising".
- Former NBC news President Rubin Frank

"If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. "
- John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times, called "The Dean of His Profession" by other newsmen, when asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club.

Art and Education

"A single intelligent remark can destroy a man's entire career."
- Ezra Pound, 1919

"No just god would condemn you for using the power of reason he gave you."
- Gerry Spence

"If you educate a man, you educate a man. If you educate a women, you educate a nation."
- unknown

"You cannot understand a man's actions unless you understand his beliefs."
- unknown

"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."
- unknown

"Never let your schooling interfear with your education."
- Mark Twain

"Art is a lie that shows us the truth."
- Picasso

"Ignorance of the truth is sad, being proud of your ignorance is simply stupid."
- unknown

"All the sexist macho jerks in the world are just stuck in a rut, and maybe, at some point in the future, when the planets line up a certain way, they'll just snap out of it."
- Adam Yauch

Mother Nature

"I always preferred the outdoor life. Hunting, shooting, fishing, getting out there with a gun and slaughtering a few of God's creatures."
- Monty Python

"Good planets are hard to find."
- unknown

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
- Dan Quayle

"Our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time."
- unknown

Religion and Metaphisics

- Robert Anton Wilson

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. . . boldness has genius, power, and magic."
- Goethe

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."
- unknown

"Life is a tragedy to those who feel, and a comedy to those who think."
- unknown

"The universe isn't only weirder than we think, it's weirder than we can think."
- Mr. Einstein?

"There's no problem that can't be ignored if we really put our minds to it."
- Mr. Monty Python

"Good is that which promotes life. Evil is that which destroys it."
- Dr. Albert Schwitzer

"The Highest level of the human spirit is to be a force for good."
- John Coltrane

"I speak to them in parables, because seeing, they do not see and hearing, they do not hear, nor do they understand."
- Jesus; Matthew 13:10

"We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are."
- The Talmud

"The right man sitting in his house and thinking the right thought will be heard a hundred miles distant."
- Old Taoist Saying

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."
- Plutarch

"If you drink from a bottle marked "POISON" it is almost certain to disagree with you sooner or later."
- Alice, in Wonderland

"The delusion of one man is neurosis; the delusion of many men is religion."
- unknown

"If I am God, than my neighbor is the devil."
- Jean Paul Sartre

"There is no God who is not all gods."
- The Koran

"Instead of following the finger that points to the moon, we sat down and worshipped the finger itself."
- unknown

"The future exists first in imagination, then in will, then in reality."
- unknown

"Someday we'll live on Venus, man will walk on Mars, but we will still be monkeys, down deep inside."
- David Byrne, Talking Heads

"Sometimes you just have to stop and ask: What would the bushmen think?"
- Monty Python

"The three keys to success: Wake up early, work hard, strike oil."
- J. P. Getty

"In the time the body writes one word, the mind has played out empires."
- unknown

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Updated 4/10/03

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