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Let's get back on the streets, like the Czechs,
who stand up to stop the West's pro-war
elites forcing us into a price way too
high for the majority to pay.
- all for the USA to stay
as ''top dog'' !

Jose Marti:
 
I grow a white rose
In July just as in January
For the sincere friend
Who gives me his frank hand.
And for the cruel man who pulls out of me
the heart with which I live,
I grow neither nettles nor thorns:
I grow a white rose.

what is to be done now


Indonesia's President Sukarno, in 1955:
 
No task is more urgent than that of preserving peace. 
Without peace, our independence means little. The
rehabilitation and upbuilding of our countries will 
have little meaning. Our revolutions.. will not be
allowed to run their course. What can we do? 
We can do much! We can inject the voice of
reason into world affairs. We can mobilise 
all of the spiritual, moral, and political 
strength of Asia and Africa -- on the 
side of peace. Yes, we! We ---- the 
peoples of Asia & Africa, billions
strong --- far more than half the 
human population of the world 
-- we can mobilise what I have 
called - the Moral Violence of 
Nations... in favour of peace. 
We.. can demonstrate to the 
minority of the world which 
lives on other continents...
that we, the majority, are 
for peace -- not for war, 
and that --- whatever 
strength we have, 
will always be 
thrown on to 
the side of
peace.'


Ravi Shankar:
 
“Human evolution has two steps - from being somebody
to being nobody; and from being nobody to being
everybody. This knowledge can bring sharing
and caring throughout the world.”


Stafford Cripps:
 
Churchill: ''I am the humble servant of the Lord 
Jesus Christ and of the House of Commons.''
 
Cripps: ''I hope you treat Jesus better...
than you treat the House of Commons.''


Elizabeth Peratrovich:
 
''I must demand that you stop 
trying to deny me the rights 
that all people deserve.''


Corporal Scholtz, of Germany:

''We want to contribute to 
the establishment of 
a new NATO unit 
in Slovakia.'' 


John Woolman:
 
''Wealth is attended with power, by which, bargains and
proceedings, contrary to universal righteousness, 
are supported; and hence oppression, carried 
on with worldly policy and order, clothes 
itself with the name of justice... and 
becomes like a seed of discord
 in the soul.''


(Sir) Walter Scott:
 
''The race of mankind would perish 
did they cease to aid each other.
We cannot exist without mutual 
help. All therefore that need aid 
have a right to ask it from their 
fellow-men; and no one who 
has the power of granting... 
can refuse it without guilt.''


John Neal:
 
''A certain amount of opposition is a great help 
to a man; it is what he wants and must have 
to be good for anything. Hardship and 
opposition --- are the native soil of 
manhood and self-reliance.''


Woody Guthrie:
 
“The world is filled with people who are 
no longer needed and who try to make 
slaves of all of us and they have their 
music... and we have ours.”


Hosea Williams:
 
''It touched me when it happened in real time, 
because -- I could see George Floyd begging 
to live. Begging to live.  Let me..... breathe. 
They had a knee on George Floyd's neck - 
and the other 2 (officers) ...just standing
there: can you imagine if that had been
a Black policeman on a White man's 
neck ? You can bet --- the nation
would have been turned
upside down.''


Tony Benn:
 
''Making mistakes - is part of life. The only things
I would feel ashamed of, would be if I had said 
things I hadn't believed in, in order to get on.
Some politicians... do that.'


Albert Einstein:
 
''Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness 
of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive 
for truth, beauty, and justice, has preserved me from
 feeling isolated.''


Alva Myrdal:
 
''If only the authorities could be made to 
realize, that the forces leading them on 
in the armament race, are just insane.''


Bruce Lee:
 
''Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, 
is the crime. In great attempts ------ it is 
glorious, even to fail.''


Frank Billings Kellogg:
 
''I believe that in the end the abolition of war, the
maintenance of world peace, the adjustment 
of international questions by pacific means 
will come through the force of public 
opinion, which controls nations 
and peoples.''


 Alexis Tsipras:
 
''There was a huge lack of freedom
in communist regimes, 
but at least
they had humanity at the centre
of their thinking.''


Dr. Martin Luther King: 
 
“In the human rights revolution, if something isn’t done 
- and done in a hurry - to bring the coloured peoples of 
the world out of their long years of poverty; their 
long years of hurt and neglect, the whole world
is doomed.” 


Odell Shepard:
 
''For what I give, not what I take,
For battle, not for victory,
My prayer of thanks 
I make.''


Wreckless Eric:
 
''There’s nothing more fun than having a bad cold, 
feeling like death warmed up and trying to get
tax return together.''


Julian Assange:
 
''The goal, is NOT to win these wars. The goal is to
use the wars to wash money out of the tax bases
of the United States, and out of the tax bases of
European countries and back into the hands of
transnational security elite. THAT is 
the goal. To have ENDLESS wars, 
NOT SUCCESSFUL wars."


Ravi Shankar:
 
“In always wanting to be comfortable, 
you become lazy. In always wanting 
perfection, you become angry. In 
always wanting to be rich, you 
become greedy.”


Rabbi Amram Blau & Rabbi 
Hlaron Katzinelinbyen:
 
''They used their own citizens like sheep to the slaughter 
in order to create blood lust and enable the slaughter of 
Palestinian women and children. The real target of 
Netanyahu, is not Hamas, it is the Palestinian 
people and their land and their offshore 
gas fields. Treachery, betrayal, 
genocide and theft.''


Samora Machel:
 
''We say that our objective is to conquer complete 
independence, to install a people's power, 
to construct a new society --- without 
exploitation, for the benefit of all.''


Maya Angelou:
 
“You may shoot me with your words, you may
 cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with
 your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!”


Woodrow Wilson - on the USA:
 
“We..... are citizens of the world. The tragedy 
of our times ---- is that we do not know this.”


Kanshi Ram:
 
''We will not stop until we unite the victims of the 
system, and overthrow the spirit of inequality
 in our country.''


Bruce Lee:
 
“Real living is living for others.”


Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:
 
''We come to you from a tortured land and a proud, though 
captive, people, having been asked to negotiate with 
our occupiers, but leaving behind the children of 
the Intifada, and a people under occupation 
and under curfew, who enjoined us not
to surrender ...or forget. They have 
the right to return. As we speak, 
the silence of demolished 
homes echoes through
the halls and in our 
minds: we must 
rebuild our 
homes in 
our free 
state.''


Jules Renard:
 
''The horse is the only animal into 
which one can bang nails.'


'
Eino Leino:


He who a single one loves is blessed
– beloved of everybody.
Whoever self-interest forgets the best
will blessèd dreams embody.


Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav:


What caused this wreck --- this brutal and ignoble collapse 
of morals? What provoked the breach? What led mankind,
in spirit grand and noble --- to plunge in the mud? What
vampire? Oh, what leech, sucking the sap of life out 
of the breast, constantly thirsting bloody parasite? 
Ah... selfishness! — and to destroy this pest today,
we have no troops, no heroes to fight. Yes - it will 
twist and tear and rend, and fall, a tyrant, on the 
weak and innocent; although the world is wide 
enough for all -- it would have sole  control of 
earth’s extent, & even possess the universe, 
no less - pitching  the other into emptiness. 
This puffed-up arrogance, that’s dressed in 
iron and armed with lethal weapons, lurks 
in wait; that bulks... like stormy clouds on
 the horizon, each move a threat ------ with 
wide eyes full of hate; that hangs above 
the earth like punishment --- and keeps 
peace powerless: it coarsely swears 
that it fears God alone! - But this is 
meant contemptuously: in truth,
it does not care. Whether your 
wisdom comes of silver years
or you’re a man in bloom, cry 
to them all, “Enough!” — and 
you’ll be a champion of the 
world. Offer your enemy - a 
brother’s hand, a white flag 
over red ruin unfurled! Or… 
must violence constantly 
be fanned............ till it
burns out?''


 
George Sand:
 
''Guard well within yourself 
 that treasure.... kindness.''


Permanent Representative of the Russian 
Federation to the UN --- Vasily Nebenzya: 
 
“Very soon ------ the only topic of all international 
meetings on Ukraine, will be the unconditional 
surrender of the Kiev regime.”


Tim Wise:
 
''Here's the reality. The image of a white Jesus has been
used to justify enslavement, conquest, colonialism, the
genocide of indigenous peoples. There are literally 
millions of human beings whose lives have been 
snuffed out - by people who conquered under 
the banner of a white god. Jesus - was not 
born in a manger in central Pennsylvania. 
He was a man of colour. And the fact 
that we have represented him --- for 
centuries literally, as a white man
- speaks to the entire history of 
white supremacy.''


Rabbis Amram Blau and
Hlaron Katzinelinbyen:
 
''When Palestine... came under the charge of the League of Nations
and Great Britain became responsible as 
Mandatory the majority
of the Jews in the country 
were strictly orthodox. At that time
the Zionists 
succeeded in bringing into the Holy land .....a 
growing stream of Zionist immigrants ----- people whose
ways of life and god
lessness were viewed by orthodox 
Jews established here, with alarm and dismay – fear
at the possibility
 that our children would be misled 
by the ungodly & dismay at the growing influence
and 
determination of the godless Zionists, to be
recognized as 
the representatives and leaders
of all 
Jewry - over the whole world. Whatever
its origin, present day 
political Zionism is in
direct 
conflict with Jewish God-given Laws.
The Zionists ----- quickly 
replaced orthodox
religious 
schooling by a national system of
education and having taken
 all sections of
the Jewish 
Community under their wing -- 
they have been organised on foundations
which is 
alien to Judaism and, in fact, is
so planned ----- as 
to eliminate religion.''


 Jean de La Fontaine:
 
''By the work, one knows the workman.''


Richard Price:
 
''Ignorance is the parent of bigotry, intolerance, 
persecution and slavery. Inform and instruct
mankind and these evils will be excluded.''


William Faulkner:
 
''To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality
 because of race or colour, is like living in Alaska and being
 against snow. If we Americans are to survive it will have
to be 
because we choose and elect and defend to be
first of all Americans; 
to present to the world one
homogeneous and unbroken 
front --- whether of
white Americans ------- or black ones or 
purple
or blue or green… If we in America ----- have 
reached that point in our desperate culture 
when we must murder children, no matter 
for what reason or what colour, we don’t 
deserve to survive, and probably won’t.''


Fidel Castro:
 
''Reactionaries... often describe both Marx and Lenin 
as theorists, without taking into consideration that 
their utopias inspired Russia and China --- the two 
countries called upon to lead a new world which
will allow for human survival --- if imperialism 
does not first unleash a criminal, 
exterminating war.''


Peng Liyuan:
 
''There is a saying, 'Eyes are the windows to the soul.'
It means, mostly, people can see through someone 
else by eye contact, in seven seconds. I have a 
habit that, if I meet someone I don't know, I'd 
like to look at her or his eyes on purpose. 
When my eyes lay on them........ I can 
immediately see their true colour.''


James Welch:
 
''Nobody would take checks [cheques] from Indians, 
nobody would give them any credit, and nobody
would let them drink in the bars. There was a
rudeness, a brusqueness, with which the
Indians were treated constantly. At a 
very young age, that had entered
my consciousness.''


Aneurin "Nye" Bevan:
 
''The Communist Manifesto stands in a class by itself 
in Socialist literature. No indictment of the social 
order ever written can rival it. The largeness of
its conception --- its profound philosophy and 
its sure grasp of history, its aphorisms and 
its satire --- all these make it a classic of 
literature, while the note of passionate 
revolt which pulses through it, no less 
than its critical appraisement of the 
forces of revolt, make it for all 
rebels - an inspiration
and a weapon.''


José María Morelos:
 
''May slavery be banished forever ---- together with the 
distinction between castes, all remaining equal, so 
Americans may only be distinguished by vice or 
virtue. In the new laws --- may torture not
be allowed.''


 
Joel Kovel:
 
''What will happen in Israel? US support.... will fade, 
slowly, then completely. Israel will circle wagons, 
become more oppressive: Another nakba -- or a 
single state? Will be determined militarily and 
politically via internal and external violence 
and nonviolence. Unless you're trying
to 
change the world, you can't 
understand it.''


Tony Benn:
 
“Britain is the only colony in the British Empire 
and it is up to us, now, to liberate ourselves.


John 13:35:
 
“By this shall all men know 
that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one 
to another.” 


Dominique Pire:
 
''Peace, is not something to 
say, but something to do.''


Khalil Gibran:
 
“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your
temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of 
one religion, and it is the spirit.”


Alice Childress:
 
“But if we grow stronger... and rise higher than 
what's pullin' us down... Yes, rise higher than 
dirt...  that fifty pound weight will lift and 
you'll be free, free without anybody's 
by-your-leave. Do something - to 
wash out the sin - and nobody 
would write ''peace'' on no 
walls - 'cause it would be 
peace - and our hearts 
would be free!”


William Congreve:
 
''Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, 
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.''
 

Che Guevara:
 
''I know you're here to kill me. 
Shoot, coward, you are only 
going to kill a man.''


Heinrich Böll:
 
''We are talked into believing ----- that compassion
belongs in the area of sentiment. That - is a lie. 
Compassion -- is a tremendous force -- a vast 
energy........ and a creative imagination,
is also part of compassion.'' 


Marie de Rabutin-Chantal:
 
''Good and evil travel on the same road, 
but they leave different impressions.''


Tony Benn:
 
“Hope is the fuel of progress....... and fear
is the prison in which you put yourself.”


Marcus Tullius Cicero:
 
“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or 
corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible 
because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing 
to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting 
development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe 
and live as we do.”


Bob Herbert, journalst:
 
''I get a headache when I hear supporters of this endless warfare complaining
about the federal budget deficits. They are like arsonists complaining about
the smell 
of smoke in the neighbourhood. There's a terrible sense of dread
filtering across America at the 
moment --- and it's not simply because of
the 
continuing fear of terrorism and the fact that the nation is at war.
It is.... more 
frightening than that. It grows out of the suspicion,
that we all may 
be passengers in a vehicle that has made a
radically wrong 
turn and is barreling along a dark road,
with its head
lights off and with someone behind the
wheel ------- who may not know how to drive.''


Germany's Chancellor Scholz, in 2022:
 
We are ...pushing ahead on the purchase of the armed
Heron drone from Israel. And.. with regard to nuclear
sharing, we will procure a modern replacement for 
the out-dated Tornado jets, in good time. The 
Eurofighter --- is set to be equipped with 
electronic war-fare capabilities. The 
F-35 fighter jet --- has the potential 
to be used... as a carrier aircraft. 
And finally ladies & gentlemen, 
we will do more to guarantee 
a secure energy supply for 
our country.''


Charles Dickens:
 
''It was the best of times... it was the worst of
times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the 
age of foolishness --- it was the epoch of 
belief - it was the epoch of incredulity, 
it was the season of light, it was the
season of darkness, it was the 
spring of hope, it was the 
winter of despair.''


Kim Il-sung:
 
“The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only
through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth 
confirmed by history. We are opposed to the
line of compromise with imperialism. At 
the same time, we cannot tolerate the 
practice - of only shouting against 
imperialism, but, in actual fact, 
being afraid to fight it.


Peng Liyuan:
 
''Education --- is about women and girls. It is important 
for girls to go to school, because they will become
their children's first teachers ------ someday.
Making sure that mothers are educated 
means we can lift more people out of 
poverty and build a more inclusive 
and sustainable society.''


Bernard Le Bovier 
de Fontenelle:
 
An educated mind is, as it were, 
composed of all the minds of 
preceding ages.''


Ben Okri:
 
“A people are as healthy and confident - as the 
stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers
can make nations sick. Without stories... we
would go mad. Life would lose it’s moorings 
or orientation. Stories can conquer fear 
you know. They can make the 
heart larger.”


Catherine the Great, of Russia:
 
''A great wind is blowing - and that either 
gives you imagination - or a headache.''


Maya Angelou:
 
“I've learned that people will forget
 what you said, people will forget 
what you did -- but people will 
never forget how you made
them feel.”


George Galloway, MP:
 
"You will pay a high price for the role that you 
have played in enabling, encouraging, and 
covering for the catastrophe presently 
going on in occupied Gaza, in the 
Gaza Strip."


Sara Flounders: 
 
"The 1991 Foreign Appropriations Law --- also prescribed
various forms of economic strangulation..... for several 
other countries deemed enemies ----- including Angola,
Cambodia, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, N. Korea...... 
and Vietnam. On the other hand ---- countries moving
hastily toward a capitalist market economy in 1990 
- such as Poland - were to receive special funding. 
In all the expressions of concern and sympathy 
for refugees and displaced people in countries 
all over the globe but especially in the former 
Yugoslavia, no US official ever mentions the 
terrible suffering caused by US economic 
strangulation."


Édouard Schuré:
 
''A nation is not a number of uniform values or ciphers; it is 
a living being, composed of organs. So long as national 
representation is not the image of this organization, 
right from its working, to its teaching classes, 
there will be no organic or intelligent 
national representation.'' 


Bob Herbert, journalst:
 
''There is nothing more American -- than 
brutal violence. The country was built 
on it, revels in it -- and shows every 
evidence of clinging to it with the 
crazed, destructive strength of 
an obsessive lover.''


Walter Rodney:
 
''In speaking of the European slave trade, mention must 
be made of the USA, not only because its dominant
population was European, but because Europe 
transferred its capitalist institutions - more 
completely to North America, than to any 
other part of the globe - and established 
a powerful form of capitalism ------ after 
eliminating the indigenous inhabitants
and exploiting the labour of millions
of 
Africans. However - the peasants
workers of Europe, & eventually,
the inhabitants of the whole world
 paid a huge price -- so capitalists 
could make their profits --- from
the human labour that always 
lies behind the machines.'' 


Thomas Carlyle:
 
“The greatest of faults, is 
to be conscious of none.”


Ramin Razaheri:
 
''The UK is the most screwed up, being the most intractable
counter-revolutionary subversives, 
of every progressive
political movement, 
since 1789 ----------- yet somehow 
seeing in its 
own mirror --- the beacon of fair play. 
It may be interesting to supporters of the Iranian
Islamic Revolution, to 
know what Napoleon did
say, was 
perhaps ------
- his biggest mistake? 
Restoring the property of the old nobility
- whom he had 
allowed back to France 
in an amnesty........ Those “Napoleonic
Wars” are 
more accurately titled “the
Wars Against the French Revolution”.


Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti:
 
''Try to understand the fact --- that for more than a
hundred years in the late fourth, third and early
second centuries BC, there was a state which
controlled... the entire natural geographical
domain of south Asia. Not even the British
controlled such a large area, for such a 
long period. This fact - should, in any 
case, be one of the answers to the 
notion that there have only been 
divisive tendencies... in the 
political history of India.''


Julian Assange: "If wars can be started 
by lies, peace can be started by truth."


Charles Dickens:
 
“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”


Carlos Manuel de Céspedes:
 
''Men do not realize the evil caused by divisions. Carried away 
by their ambitions, their quarrels and other miserable
personalities, they see a homeland and freedom 
only in the satisfaction of these vile passions, 
bringing us closer, at all times, with their 
recklessness: on the brink of civil war, 
while the war of independence is 
not even complete.''


Klitschko: 
"In Europe, every young person 
-------- has a legal right to a job.''
 
Jatzenjuk:
"Euro-association means that every 
pensioner will immediately receive 
at least 1,000 euros in a pension."
 
Ukraine woman to EU boss Borrell: 
"You are a hypocrite --------- Josep!"


Marie de Rabutin-Chantal:
 
''There are some people who never
acknowledge themselves in the 
wrong; God help them!''


Bruce Lee:
 
''Preparation for tomorrow
----- is hard work today.''


Abul Malik Houthi: 
 
“The root cause of global terrorism --- is Zionism 
and its tentacles of Israel, the US and Britain.” 


Chief Rabbi of Israel, Ovadia Yosef, 2010:
 
"Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have 
no place in the world --- only to serve the People of Israel. 
In Israel, death has no dominion over them. With gentiles
it will be like any person, they need to die, but [God] will
give them longevity. Why? Imagine -- that one’s donkey 
would die, they'd lose their money. This is his servant. 
That is why he gets a long life, to work well for this 
Jew. Why are gentiles needed? They will work, 
they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like 
an effendi and eat. That, is why gentiles 
were created."


Andre Jules Dubus II:
 
''Living in the world as a cripple allows you to see more
clearly --- the crippled hearts of some people whose
bodies are whole and sound. All of us -- from time 
to time, suffer this crippling. Some suffer it daily 
and nightly; and while most of us, nearly all of 
us, have compassion and love in our hearts, 
we cannot - or will not - see these barely 
visible wounds of other human beings, 
and so cannot or will not pick up the 
telephone or travel to someone’s 
house, or write a note, or make 
some other seemingly trifling 
gesture, to give to someone 
what only we and God, can 
give: an hour’s respite, or 
a day’s, or a night’s; and 
sometimes, more than 
respite: sometimes
joy.''


 Richard Price:
 
''Let us - in particular - take care not to forget 
the principles of the Revolution... I will only
take notice of the three following: First;
The right to liberty of conscience in 
religious matters. Secondly; The 
right to resist power --- when 
abused. And, Thirdly; The 
right to choose our own 
governors -  to cashier 
them for misconduct 
----- and to frame a
government for 
ourselves.'


'
Bruce Lee:
 
''Many people dedicate their lives.... to actualizing a
concept of what they should be like... rather than
actualizing themselves. This difference between
self-actualization and self-image actualization, 
is very important. Most people live only for 
their image.''


Theodore Roosevelt:
 
''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.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned 
an invisible government owing no allegiance and
acknowledging no responsibility to the people. 
To destroy this invisible government, to defoul 
the unholy alliance between corrupt business 
and corrupt politics --- is the first task of the 
statesmanship of today."


Hazrat Inayat Khan:
 
“If people but knew their own religion, 
how tolerant they would become, 
and how free from any grudge -
against the religion of others.”


Helmut Schmidt:
 
''The biggest room in the world
 is the room for improvement.''


Catherine the Great, of Russia:
 
''The Equality of the Citizens consists in this; that they
should all be subject to the same Laws. This Equality
requires Institutions so well adapted as to prevent 
the Rich - from oppressing those who are not so 
wealthy as themselves and converting all the 
Charges and Employments, intrusted to 
them as Magistrates only to their 
own private Emolument.''


George Harrison:
 
''Love one another.''


Susan B. Anthony:
 
"Whoever controls work and 
wages, controls morals."


Jeffrey Sachs:
 
“History is written by the rich, and so
 the poor get blamed for everything.”


Sonia Sanchez:
 
“The most fundamental truth to be told 
in any art form, as far as Blacks are 
concerned, is that America is 
killing us.”


Socrates:
 
"The secret of change - is to focus 
all of your energy, not on fighting 
the old, but on building the new." 


Maria Matskevich, Institute of Sociology of the Russian
Academy of Sciences in Politymagazine, issue 4, 2023: 
 
“......in 2022-2023, the desire to live in a socialist rather 
than capitalist society has risen sharply. While in 2020,
sympathies for socialism and capitalism were about 
equal (26% and 21%, respectively), by mid-2022, 
48% chose socialism and only 12% capitalism. 
In 2023, this ratio is already 48% vs. 5%.”


Leonardo Boff:
 
''Today social justice represents one of the most
serious challenges to the conscience of the 
world. The abyss between those who are 
within the world 'order', and those who 
are excluded.. is widening day by day. 
The use of leading-edge technologies
has made it possible to accumulate 
wealth in a way that's fantastic but 
perverse.... because it is unjustly 
distributed. Twenty-percent of 
humankind control 80% of all
means of life. That fact, 
creates a dangerous
imbalance in the 
movement of
 history.''


Seán MacBride:
 
''It is clear, that it is not man who has created the 
universe - whether you believe in God or in gods
or deny any divine presence - man cannot alter 
the laws that govern the universe, without 
damaging it.'


Leonardo Boff:
 
"Spirituality is that attitude which puts life at the centre, 
& defends & promotes life against all the mechanisms
of death, desiccation, or 
stagnation. The opposite of
spirit, in 
this sense, is not the body, but death and
everything associated 
with the system of death,
under
stood in the widest sense of biological,
social and 
existential death... (failure,
humiliation, and oppression).


Nikolai Berdyaev:
 
''The whole economic system of Capitalism is an offshoot of
a devouring and overwhelming lust - of a kind that can hold 
sway only in a society that has deliberately renounced the 
Christian asceticism and turned away from Heaven to give 
itself over exclusively to earthly gratifications....... It is the
result of a secularization of economic life, and by it --- the
hierarchical subordination of the material to the spiritual 
is inverted. The autonomy of economics --- has ended in 
their dominating the whole life of human societies: the 
worship of Mammon has become the determining 
force of the age. And the worst of it is that this 
undisguised “mammonism” is regarded as a 
very good thing ------ an attainment to the 
knowledge of truth and a release from 
illusions. Economic materialism 
formulates this to perfection 
when it brands the whole 
spiritual life of man as 
a deception and 
a dream.''


YouGov sociological institute survey:,
 
55% of Germans are in favour of refusing to supply Kiev
with long-range cruise missiles ---- and 26% hold the 
opposite opinion ---- while 39% believe that Berlin 
provides Kiev with too much military assistance.


Alexander Kamkin, senior researcher at IMEMO
 RAS Centre for Comparative & Political Studies: 
 
"In Germany, there are hotheads like Markus Zeder 
or Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, who almost 
demands to give her a machine gun to go to the 
Eastern Front. However... the ruling German 
circles have certain concerns ---- that the 
supply of Taurus will become a point of 
no return, in relations with Russia." 


Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev: 
 
"It is difficult to entertain illusions about a possible 
change in Germany's approach to the Ukrainian 
conflict and a sudden awareness of the risks 
of escalation associated with the use of 
long range missiles."


Vadim Kozyulin, Head of the Centre for Global Studies and
International Relations at the IAMP Diplomatic Academy 
of the Russian Foreign Ministry: 
 
"We are seeing how the conflict is becoming more intense.
More destructive types of weapons are being transferred 
to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. So we need to assume 
that the West will continue to escalate this kind of 
escalation, including with Taurus." 


Alexander Kamkin:
 
"If Berlin agrees to transfer these systems to the Ukrainian
Armed Forces, they will enable Kiev to launch separate
terrorist attacks, although supplies will be limited. It is
possible, that this is also the reason why Berlin is not
in a hurry to send them to Ukraine. At the same time
they - Tauruses - will not be able to fundamentally 
change the situation on the  front, in any case." 


Alva Myrdal:
 
''We can hope that men will understand that the
interest of all are the same, that hope lies in
cooperation. We can then, perhaps, 
keep PEACE.''


André Gide:
 
''Work and struggle and never accept 
an evil that you can change.'


'
Ravi Shankar:
 
“I tell you, deep inside you - is a fountain of bliss,
 a fountain of joy. Deep inside your central core 
is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there,
 there is no fear there. Psychologists 
have never looked deep enough.”


UN declaration:
 
'' …democracy is a universal value based on the freely-
expressed will of people to determine their own 
political, economic, social and cultural 
systems, and their full participation 
in all aspects of life.''


Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro:
 
''Reason teaches us -- to be united in will, 
united in thought and united in purpose 
and that we might have strength to 
combat the prevailing evil in 
our Nation."


Gabriel Rockhill:
 
''Losurdo.. made it clear, that the text of Stalin: 
[History and Critique of a Black Legend] was
..a contribution to contextualizing and 
ending the demonization of Stalin,
who was ------ in 1946, praised 
by Gandhi.''


Marshall Berman:
 
''Whoever you are, or want to be, 
you may not be interested in 
politics, but politics is
interested in you.''


Al Sharpton:
 
''I've seen enough things to know that 
if you just keep on going, if you turn 
the corner, the sun will be shining.''


Moses Mendelssohn:
 
''The state gives orders and coerces, religion teaches 
and persuades. The state prescribes laws, religion 
commandments. The state has physical power 
- and uses it when necessary; the power of 
religion is love and benificence. The one 
abandons the disobedient and expels 
him; the other receives him in its 
bosom and seeks.. to instruct, 
or at least to console him.''


Frank Serpico:
 
''We need good role models, and 
they have to start at the top.
The whole f**king system
 is corrupt.''


June Callwood:
 
''The central fact of North American history
 is that there were fifteen British Colonies
 before 1776. Thirteen rebelled, and two 
didn't. The beaver, which has come to 
represent Canada, as the eagle does 
the United States & the lion Britain,
 is a flat-tailed, slow-witted, toothy 
rodent known to bite off it's own 
testicles, or to stand under its 
own falling trees.''


Nicholas Murray Butler:
 
''Those people who think only of themselves, 
are hopelessly uneducated. They are not 
educated... no matter how instructed 
they may be. America is the best 
half-educated country in 
the world.''


Trygve Lie:
 
''My God, this is war against
 the United Nations.''


Mark Twain:
 
“I have read carefully the treaty of Paris [between the 
United States and Spain], and I have seen that we do 
not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the 
Philippines. We have gone there to conquer, not to
redeem. And so, I am an anti-imperialist. I am 
opposed to having the eagle put its talons 
on any other land.”


Bianca Jagger:
 
''People in so many countries look up 
to the United States, as a model of 
democracy, but I doubt if that
can continue. It leaves me 
with a great sense 
of loss.''


Arnold Wesker:
 
''Education isn't only books and music - it's asking 
questions, all the time. There are millions of us,
all 
over the country, and no one, not one of us,
is 
asking questions: we're all taking the
easiest way out.''


Hermann Hesse:
 
''Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line 
we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of 
which the world consists, other, new insights begin.''


Aretha Franklin:
 
''We all require and want respect, 
man or woman, black or white.
It's our basic human right.''

 
''I think women and children and older 
people, are the three least-respected 
groups in our society.''


William Hazlitt:
 
''The more we do ------------- the more we can do.
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the colour 
in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn 
your person, maintain your health, your 
beauty and your animal spirits.''


John Kessel:
 
''But that was the nature of love: one did not offer it with any 
assurance that it would change the world, even if in the end 
it was the only thing that could.''


Daniel Berrigan: 
 
''Instead of building the peace by attacking injustices 
like starvation, disease, illiteracy --- and  political
and economic servitude ------ we 
spend a trillion
dollars on war -  until 
hatred and conflict have
become... 
the international pre-occupation.
The 
arms race is worse than it ever was, 
the dumping of creation ---- down a 
military rat hole ---- is worse than 
it ever was ---- the wars across 
the earth ---- are worse than
they ever were....... I don't 
know what more to say: 
I mean we are all going 
to die in a world - that 
is worse than when 
we entered it.''


Tim Wise:
 
''Too often ---- systems of oppression turn those 
who are the targets of the oppression, against 
one another.''


Nicholas Murray Butler:
 
''Optimism is essential to achievement 
--- and the foundation of courage and 
true progress.''


Horace Mann:
 
''If any human seeks for greatness, 
let them forget greatness and ask 
for truth, and they will find both.''


 Alexander Nevsky
(Saint Alexander):
 
"Whoever will come to us with a 
sword, from a sword will perish."


Cesar Chavez:
 
''To be a human is to suffer for others.
 God help us to be humans!''


Thierry Mariani: 
 
''Let's be clear: these loans will never be repaid. 
Today, Ukraine is bankrupt, its financial 
breathing is supported by Western 
countries. We are told, "These 
are not donations, these are
loans." But these loans will
never be repaid. So in fact 
the European Union is, 
quite imperceptibly.... 
getting into debt...... 
to finance Ukraine.'' 


Gustav Stresemann:
 
''Mankind advances --- 
only through struggle.''


Gennady Zyuganov:
 
''I would like to remind those who push Byelorussia toward chaos 
and rehearse the scenario of a Russian Maidan in its cities, 
humiliate our Motherland, slander our common past, mock 
our heroic deeds and insult the Russian World: you are 
playing with fire! Russians and Byelorussians cherish
 the ideas of justice. They loathe the principles of 
greed and gain. As long as the great spirit of 
Victory is alive in us, we are able rise from 
any inferno and darkness, overcome any
crisis and score new historic victories.''


Anacharsis Cloots:
 
''Bad mind, bad heart.''


Myrlie Louise Evers-Williams:
 
''Jim Crow is alive and it's dressed in 
a Brooks Brothers suit, my friend,
 instead of a white robe.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
''Under the cover of civilization, men are hunted like deer, 
plundered, robbed, killed; and these horrors..... are 
presented afterwards - in eloquent orations - as 
blessings. Hypocrisy and knavery are added
 to crimes!''


Hazrat Inayat Khan:
 
''The more elevated the soul, 
the broader the outlook.'


'
Seyed Hassan Nasrallah: 
 
“A number of Zionist officials ---- have said
that all this carnage, acts of terror, and 
barbaric actions --------- have one main 
objective ----- which is subjugation. 
They are trying to say... that the 
cost of demanding one's right 
is very costly.”


 
Johnny:
 
''Since at least 1900 - roughly - the peoples of the West
have been subject to the most intense brainwashing 
and misinformation campaign - that only went into 
overdrive after WWII. I mean, it's crazy. Hopefully 
we will all wake up - before it is too late. Russia 
- is awake.  China - is awake. The resistance is 
awake. I pray that the west really wakes up.''


Johnny:
 
''I laugh - at the description 'Judeo-Christian.' If most 
Christians realize that a STANDARD Jewish prayer 
--- is that Jesus is in a boiling vat of shit up to his 
neck, or that Jews regularly spit on Christians, 
this facade would end. If most Christians 
also understood, that Jesus is the 
second most revered prophet 
in Islam, a lot of views 
would change.''


Thomas Jefferson:
 
''It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own 
debts as it goes. A principle which - if acted on - 
would save one-half of the wars of the world.''


Daniel Berrigan: 
 
''The sponsors of war ---- closely resemble the weapons they
create. And smart bombs, depleted uranium, land mines,
rockets and tanks --- rather than protect 'widows and
orphans and strangers at the gate', are designed 
precisely --- to create 'widows and orphans',
to transform strangers into enemies and 
enemies into corpses. You just have
 to do what you know is right.''


V. I. Lenin:
 
''The oppressed are allowed, once every few years, 
to decide which particular representatives of the 
oppressing class are to represent and repress 
them in parliament. Democracy is
 indispensable to socialism.'


'
US Democrat Representative, Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan:
 
“I grieve for the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost yesterday,
today and every day. I am determined as ever, to fight for 
a just future where everyone can live in peace, without 
fear and with true freedom, equal rights, and human 
dignity. The path to that future --- must include
- lifting 
the blockade, ending the occupation,
dismantling the apartheid system, that 
creates.. the suffocating, dehumanizing 
conditions that can lead to resistance. 
The failure to recognize the violent 
reality of living under a siege, 
occupation, and apartheid,  
makes no one safer.”


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
''Assimilate! Or, if you avow your weakness, let them go and 
give them autonomy... There is no shortage of organizing 
geniuses in Africa.''


 
Peter Berresford Ellis:
 
 "I write - as someone who fully supports 
Celtic cultural, political and economic 
independence. Nor do I disguise the
fact that I am a socialist."
 
“Once the languages disappear, then Celtic 
civilization will cease to exist, and the 
cultural continuum of 3,000 years, 
will come to an end.” 
 
“It will be no natural phenomenon. It will 
be as a result of centuries of a careful 
policy of ethnocide.” 


 
Claudette Werleigh:
 
''There is no ready-to-use formula to put an end to violent 
conflicts — not just one magical, unique and universal 
way to build peace. But, fortunately, there are some 
basic and sensible rules, which, if followed, can 
help to establish and strengthen a peaceful 
environment. It is important, that people 
do not see money, as a solution. First, 
it is not going to solve any problem. 
It can help people to solve one or 
two issues -- but it will not be a 
permanent situation. Second, 
when you give money --- you 
are not empowering people
you are only responding to 
emergencies. You will not 
be in a position to build.''


G. K. Chesterton:
 
''Tradition --- means giving votes to the most 
obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is
the democracy of the dead. Tradition 
refuses to submit to that arrogant 
oligarchy, who merely happen 
to be walking around.''


Nathaniel Hawthorne:
 
''What we call real estate - the solid ground to build 
a house on - is the broad foundation, on which, 
nearly all the guilt of this world rests.''


Albert Schweitzer:
 
''Success --- is not the key to happiness. Happiness is
 the key to success. If you love what you are doing - 
you will be successful.''


Jon Cruddas, UK MP for Dagenham & Rainham:
 
''It’s a really interesting question ....it's cropping up in 
other local policies --- whether you can walk around
with a can of Special Brew; how people look after 
their dogs; and what about if you burgle a home 
and get caught, should your wife and child get 
chucked out of public housing while you are
in prison --- has a covenant been broken? 
These things - are right on the frontline
of this liberal-communitarian debate.''


Gamal Abdel Nasser:
 
“What was taken by force can
only be restored by force.”


Josh Paul, ex--State Department’s 
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs:
 
“I believe to the core of my soul that the response 
Israel is taking, and with it the American support
both for that response -- and for the status quo 
of the occupation - will only lead to more and 
deeper suffering for both the Israeli and the 
Palestinian people and is not in the long
term American interest.” 


Ramakrishna:
 
"Rain-water never stands on high ground, but
runs down to the lowest level. So also the 
mercy of God remains in the hearts of
the lowly, but drains off from those 
of the vain and the proud."


Claudia Jones: 
 
''The Lady with the Lamp, the Statue of Liberty, 
stands in New York Harbour. Her back is
squarely turned on the USA. It’s no 
wonder, considering what she 
would have to look upon. 
She would weep, if she 
had to face this way.''


William Faulkner:
 
“Some things.. you must always be unable to bear.
Some things --- you must never stop refusing to 
bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonour and 
shame. No matter how young you are or how 
old you have got. Not for kudos, and not for 
cash: your picture in the paper nor money 
in the bank either. Just --- refuse to 
bear them.” 


Gamal Abdel Nasser:
 
“We are awaiting aggression by Israel and any supporters 
of Israel. We will make it a decisive battle and get rid of 
Israel once and for all... This is the dream of 
every Arab.”


President Sukarno of Indonesia:
 
''Make the "Live and let live" principle, and the "Unity in 
Diversity" motto, the unifying force which brings us all 
together - to seek in friendly, uninhibited discussion, 
ways and means by which each of us can live his 
own life, and let others live their own lives, in 
their own way, in harmony, and in peace.''


Eve Ensler:
 
''If you are connected to your own internal being, 
it's very hard to be screwing and destroying and 
hurting another human being, because you'll be 
feeling what they're feeling. If you're separated 
--- it's not a hard thing to do at all.''


US geo-strategist George Kennan, in 1997:
 
“Expanding Nato --- would be the most fateful error 
of American policy in the entire post-cold-war era.”


Nong Duc Manh: 
 
''All countries, big or small, strong or weak, 
are equal members of the United Nations.''


Mark Twain:
 
“Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity 
of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers
his brethren about him --- and goes forth in cold 
blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind.”


Dario Fo:
 
''Real socialism - is inside man. It was not born
with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in 
the Middle Ages. You can't say it is finished.''


Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
 
''It is not true that people stop 
pursuing dreams because 
they grow old, they grow
old because they stop
pursuing dreams."


David T. Dellinger:


''The way of life that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki 
and is reported to have roasted alive a million people in
Tokyo overnight, is international and dominates every
nation of the world - but we live in the US, so our 
struggle is here. With this way of life -- death 
would be more appropriate -- there could be 
no truce --- or quarter. The prejudices of 
patriotism, the pressures of our friends 
and fear of unpopularity and death ---
should not hold us back any longer.
It should be total war against the 
economic political and social 
system which is dominant 
in this country.'' 


Lion Feuchtwanger:
 
Though physical courage is a common phenomenon in our day 
and age, moral courage is a thing that is correspondingly rare.”


Jean de La Fontaine:
 
''Man is so made, that, when anything 
fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.''


Bruce Lee:
 
''Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the
beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and 
fierce, but still only light and flickering. As 
love grows older, our hearts mature, and
our love becomes as coals...... deep-
burning and unquenchable.''


Che Guevara:
 
''Better to die standing, than
 to live on your knees.'


'
Edward Young:
 
''Tomorrow is the day......  when
idlers work, and fools reform.
Procrastination is the thief 
of time.''


Tony Benn:
 
''I think there are two ways in which people 
are controlled. First of all frighten people 
and secondly, demoralise them. An 
educated, healthy and confident 
nation, is harder to govern.''


Clara Zetkin:
 
''When the men kill --- it is up to us women to fight for the
preservation of life. Who profits from this war? Only a 
tiny minority in each nation --- the manufacturers of 
rifles and cannons --- of armour-plate, and torpedo 
boats, the shipyard owners ---- and the suppliers 
of the armed forces' needs. In the interests of 
their profits --- they have fanned the hatred 
among the people --- thus contributing to
the outbreak of the war. The workers 
have nothing to gain from this war - 
but they stand to lose everything 
that is dear to them.''


George Washington:
 
''Observe good faith and justice toward all 
nations. Cultivate peace and harmony 
with all.''


Josiah Henson:
 
''In the estimation of the illiterate, besotted poor whites 
who constituted the witnesses of such scenes in 
Charles county, Maryland, the man who did not 
feel rage enough at hearing of "a nigger" 
striking a white, to be ready to burn 
him alive, was only fit to be 
lynched out of the 
neighbourhood.''


Horace Mann:
 
''Be ashamed to die
 until you have won 
some victory for 
humanity.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
''The balance sheet of colonization shows that depopulated 
France has lost over half the inhabitants of her Colonies. 
These are facts that the chloroforming Ministers dare 
not communicate to the public.''


Quentin Skinner, historian:
 
''The lack of freedom... suffered by those who advise the
powerful, may - of course - be due to coercion or force.
But the slavish behaviour typical of such counselors,
may, equally well be due, to their basic condition of 
dependence, and their understanding of what their
clientage demands of them. As soon as they begin
to 'slide into a blind dependence upon one who 
has wealth and power', they begin to desire
'only to know his will', and eventually
'care not what injustice they do, if 
they may be rewarded'.''


Víctor Jara:
 
''With the power that comes from the people
We must make ---- a better homeland
Together and united we must strike
At power, at power, at power.''


Saint Vladimir the Great: 
 
“The world is filled with people who are 
no longer needed and who try to make 
slaves of all of us and they have their 
music... and we have ours.”


Nikolay Chernyshevsky:
 
''If a person is inclined to look for something, 
he finds it wherever he looks. Even if there
is no trace of it at all, he still finds clear 
evidence. Even if there’s not even a 
shadow --- still he sees, not only a 
shadow of what he’s looking for, 
but everything he’s looking for. 
He sees it in the most un-
mistakable terms, and 
these terms become 
clearer with each 
new glance and 
every new
thought.''


Mark Twain:
 
''Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose 
you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.''


Huey P. Newton: 
 
''The United States is already antique.''


Ravi Shankar:


“Don't Fall in love, Rise in Love!”


Thomas Carlyle:
 
“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”


Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman of the CC CPRF:
 
''Standing in the way of our fraternal aspirations, are the 
selfish interests of transnational capital, epitomized, by 
the USA, and its NATO allies. Seeking to prevent global 
capitalism from sinking into a full-scale crisis they are 
using sundry mechanisms of hybrid wars, broadening 
their expansion ---- and fomenting managed chaos. 
The tentacles of this octopus have already got a
stranglehold on Ukraine. The Bandera clique 
was brought to power in Kiev, in order to
impose economic bondage on the 
fraternal country, to strengthen 
the anti-Russian alliance in 
Eastern Europe and form 
the “Baltic-Black Sea 
cordon sanitaire.''


Cuba's leader, Diaz-Canel, speaking at the UN:
 
"This mid-term review of the 2030 Agenda --- takes place at 
a time of extremely critical juncture -- in which developing
countries face multiple challenges & an unjust economic 
order that perpetuates inequalities and poverty. We will
reach 575 million people living in extreme poverty by 
2030. By that date - barely a third of countries will 
manage to halve national poverty levels.  We will 
not end hunger as agreed -- at the current pace, 
none of the 17 SDGs will be achieved, and over 
half of agreed goals, will be unmet. Therefore 
- a better global sovereign debt architecture, 
with the participation of the South ------- is 
necessary. It will allow for fair, balanced, 
and development-oriented treatment --- 
and I ask the United Nations to firmly
reject unilateral trade restrictions -- 
incompatible with the agreements 
of the WTO.''


Thomas Jefferson:
 
''I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of 
our monied corporations... which dare, already, to 
challenge our government to a trial by strength, 
and bid defiance to the laws of our country.''


Tim Wise:
 
''What whites have rarely had to think about —
because -- being the dominant group, we are
so used to having our will done, with a little
effort at least -- is that, maybe the point is 
not victory, however much we all wish to 
see justice attained and injustice routed. 
Maybe our redemption, comes from the 
struggle itself. Maybe it is in the effort, 
the striving for equality and freedom, 
that we become human.''


Emily Greene Balch:
 
''Probably people always feel.... that they are living in 
a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken
 perhaps, in thinking that this is an era of 
particularly momentous change, 
rapid and proceeding at an 
ever quickening rate.''
 
 
''We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we 
not only undergo events, we in part cause them 
or at least influence their course. We have not
 only to study them, but to act.''
 
 
''Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in
China, do not ask themselves how real is liberty
among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant, 
in capitalist society.''
 
 
''We have lived through the flood time of fascism, 
and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course 
at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste
--- beyond all computation.'' 
 
 
''It is natural to try to understand one's own time 
and to seek to analyse the forces that move it. 
A major one which no one can overlook, is
 technological and based on inventions 
and discoveries which have altered 
the whole basis of production and 
deeply affected social relations.''
 
 
''These wars appear also to have given its death blow
to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, 
under which, weaker peoples were treated as 
possessions, to be economically exploited. 
At least we hope that such colonialism 
is on the way out.''
 
 
''A dark and terrible side of this sense of community 
of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny
which, in these days of atomic weapons, darkens
 men's minds all around the globe.''
 
 
''The question... whether the long effort to put an 
end to war can succeed without another major 
convulsion, challenges not only our minds, 
but our sense of responsibility.''
 
 
''Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal
and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable
principles, face change full of courage, 
courage based on faith.''


Andrés Manuel López Obrador:
 
"Conquest and colonization are signs 
of backwardness, not of civilization, 
less, of justice."


Dennis Kucinich:
 
''The tax code is not the only area where the 
administration is helping the rich get richer 
and the poor get poorer. It has spent $155
billion for an unnecessary war, driven 
by fear.''


Harry Schwarz:
 
''Laws alone, are not enough to ensure that freedom is 
safeguarded. What is required, is a spirit of freedom 
among the people concerned. There must be an 
atmosphere of respect, a feeling of belonging 
together, an atmosphere of harmony with 
fellow beings.''


Ukrainian Defense Ministry decree:
 
''People with HIV and schizophrenia, are subject to 
mobilization. The health requirements for sending 
conscripts of "marines" and "paratroopers" have 
also been simplified.
 
List of diseases (incomplete), with which 
their carrier can be on the front line:
 
2-b - clinically cured tuberculosis;
 
4-b - viral hepatitis with minor dysfunction;
 
5-b - asymptomatic HIV;
 
13-c - endocrine system diseases
 with minor dysfunction;
 
14-c - mild short-term painful 
manifestations of mental disorders;
 
17-c - neurotic, stress-related and somatoform 
disorders (phobic, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive 
adaptation), neurasthenia, (reactions to 
severe stress) with moderately 
pronounced, short-term 
manifestations;
 
21-in - slowly progressive diseases 
of the central nervous system;
 
22-c - episodic and paroxysmal disorders.''


US news report:
 
''The "Mission: Readiness" new report, based on U.S. 
Department of Defense data, says 77% of young 
Americans 17 to 24 years old are ineligible for
military service, a 6-percentage-point 
increase.... since 2017. The most 
prevalent disqualification rates 
are overweight (11%), drug 
and alcohol abuse (8%), 
and medical/physical 
health (7%)."


Bertha von Suttner:
 
''Seek not good from without: seek it 
within yourselves, or you will never
 find it.''


Alexis de Tocqueville:
 
“It is indeed difficult to imagine how men who have 
entirely renounced the habit -- of managing their 
own affairs ---- could be successful in choosing 
those who ought to lead them. It's impossible 
to believe that a liberal, energetic, and wise 
government... can ever emerge from the 
ballots of a nation of servants.”


Mary Ritter Beard:


“Action without study - is fatal. 
Study without action, is futile.”


Mary McLeod Bethune:
 
''Without faith, nothing is possible. 
With it ------ nothing is impossible.''


Chelsea Manning:
 
''We need to stop hoping that our systems will right
 themselves. We need to actually take the reins of 
government and fix our institutions. We need to
 save lives, by making change at every level.''


Claudette Werleigh:
 
“The widening gap is not only between
 rich and poor nations, but also 
between classes within a 
same single country,” 


Peter Fraser:
 
''It is for us now, to see that we go forward 
in the same spirit of co-operation, in the 
same spirit of mutual assistance, with 
the same spirit of justice between 
nation and nation and man and 
man ------ as our boys went 
forward to fight for us 
and as our people 
have worked 
for us.''


John Magufuli:
 
"These people occupied government positions 
but had no qualifications... they robbed us, 
just like other common criminals."


United Nations' General Assembly:
 
“Nuclear disarmament and the total 
elimination of nuclear weapons --- 
are the only absolute guarantee 
against the use or threat of
nuclear weapons.”


Seán MacBride:
 
''Keep under strict surveillance and control 
those secret establishments which within 
your government structures --- seem to 
regard themselves as above the law.'' 


Dennis Kucinich:
 
''We have weapons of mass destruction - we have
 to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon 
of mass destruction. Homelessness is
weapon of mass destruction. 
Unemployment is a weapon 
of mass destruction.''


Bruce Lee:
 
''If you spend too much time thinking about a thing,
 you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite
 move, daily, toward your goal.''


Jean de La Bruyère:
 
''There are some men who turn a deaf ear to reason 
and good advice, and wilfully go wrong, for fear of
being controlled.''


Andrés Manuel López Obrador:
 
''The most important priority is neither the United States 
nor the American continent. What is truly important, is 
to build here on this earth the kingdom of justice and
 universal brotherhood and sisterhood.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
''I regret very much. at a time when France is passing 
through such a critical period, to be obliged to make 
a strong denunciation of her Colonial Policy, which 
today encompasses almost entirely every phase
 of the problem of the Negro race.''


Xi Jinping:

''Happiness does not fall out of the blue and dreams
...will not come true by themselves. We need to be
down-to-earth and work hard. We should uphold 
the idea --- that working hard is the most 
honorable, noblest, greatest and 
most beautiful virtue.''


Leonardo Boff:
 
''Today we are in a new phase of humanity. We all 
are returning to our common house, the Earth:
the people, the societies, the cultures and 
religions. Exchanging experiences and 
values, we enrich ourselves and we
complete ourselves - mutually.''


Cesar Chavez:
 
''We learned many years ago, that the 
  rich may have money, but the poor, 
  have time.''


Mark Twain:
 
“Why is it right that there is not a fairer division of the spoil 
all around? Because laws and constitutions have ordered 
otherwise. Then it follows that laws and constitutions 
should change around and say there shall be a 
more nearly equal division.”


Hilaire Belloc:
 
The microbe is so very small: 
You cannot take him out at all.


Javier Pérez de Cuéllar:
 
''It is ironic, that the accumulation of arms 
is one of the few expanding industries in 
a period of economic depression
 and gloom.''


James Madison Jr.:
 
''If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, 
it 
will be in the guise of fighting
a foreign enemy.''


George Carlin:
 
''I think people should be allowed to do 
anything they want. We haven't tried
 that for a while. Maybe this time
 it'll work.''


1960's UK PM, Harold Wilson:
 
''Selsdon Man --- is designing a system of society 
for the ruthless and the pushing, the uncaring. 
His message to the rest is ------ you're out on
your own.''


Augustine of Canterbury:
 
''The confession of evil works --- is 
the first beginning of good works.''


Huey Long:
 
''We swapped the tyrant 3,000 miles away 
for a handful of financial slaveowning 
overlords, who make the tyrant of 
Great Britain seem mild.''


Paul Laurence Dunbar:
 
''Poor conceited humanity! 
Interpreters of God indeed.''


President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni: 
 
“One facet of neo-colonialism and colonialism was 
Africa being confined... to producing only raw 
materials, crops, like coffee, and minerals.
This issue -- is the biggest factor why the 
African economies are stunted; they do 
not grow ---- because all the value is 
taken by other people. So, what I 
want to propose to Russia and 
China, is to discourage as a 
policy the importing of raw
materials from Africa and
to 
instead work with the 
Africans, to add value 
at source.”


President of Burkina Faso, Ibrahim Traoré: 
 
“A slave that does not rebel does not deserve pity. 
The African Union (AU) must stop condemning 
Africans who decide to fight against their 
own puppet regimes of the West.”


Richard Steven Hacks: 
 
''Ukraine's army could collapse literally at any moment. 
The fact that it appears incapable of launching
effective attacks of any significant size in
this "offensive" - which 
is the definition
of “combat effectiveness” - appears
to bear that out.''


Yanis Varoufakis:
 
''Unemployment & low economic activity have been held 
up as proofs of insufficient competition, to be fought by 
the magic of ‘deregulation’ - the releasing of bankers & 
oligarchs, from government restraints. If deregulation 
does not work --- more privatization is thought to be 
able to do the trick instead. When this fails it must 
have been the fault of the labour market --- which 
must be liberated from the interference of trade 
unions and the impediment of social security 
benefits. And so it goes on.''


John F. Kennedy:
 
''Peace is not impracticable, and war is not inevitable.
Never bring an adversary to a choice between 
a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war.'


Paul Laurence Dunbar:
 
''Taking it all in all and after all, negro life in 
Washington is a promise, rather than a 
fulfillment. But it is worthy of note for 
the really excellent things which 
are promised.''


Richard Price:
 
''Though our immediate attention -------- must be employed
in promoting our own interest - and that of our nearest 
connexions; yet we must remember that a narrower 
interest ought - always - to give way to a more 
extensive interest. In pursuing particularly 
the interest of our country, we ought to 
carry our views beyond it. We should 
love it ardently, but not exclusively. 
We ought to seek its good ----- by 
all the means that our different 
circumstances and abilities, 
will allow; but, at the same 
time we ought to consider 
ourselves as citizens of 
the world & take care 
to maintain a just 
regard --- to the 
rights of other 
countries.''


Investigative historian, Eric Zuesse: 
 
Did you know, before you read it here, that there was any
such thing as the “Rule Against Perpetuities” and that it 
had been what broke the back of feudalism in ancient 
England? And did you know that, increasingly, ever 
since 1986, America has reverted to this ancient 
feudal system that locked-in status on the basis 
of birth, locked it in, in perpetuity, for all future 
generations of the ‘Nobility’ (though, without 
any aristocratic titles to go along with it, so
that the U.S. regime can still pretend not 
to BE an aristocracy)? The US ------ is 
increasingly becoming the world’s 
stand-out model of dictatorship, 
locked-in -- by caste. It’s 
increasingly.. winner-
take-all, and keep-
it-forever.''


RAND report --- “Executive Summary:
Weakening Germany, strengthening 
the U.S.” January 25th, 2022: 


''The only feasible way to guarantee Germany’s rejection 
of Russian energy supplies, is to involve both sides in 
the military conflict in Ukraine. Our further actions 
in this country --- will inevitably lead to a military 
response from Russia. Russians will, obviously, 
not be able to leave unanswered the massive 
Ukrainian army pressure ---- on the 
unrecognized Donbas republics. 
That would make it possible to 
declare Russia an aggressor 
and apply to it, the entire 
package of sanctions... 
prepared beforehand.'' 


Al Sharpton:
 
''When people discuss the 1960s and the great 
Civil Rights Era, they often speak in romantic 
terms - as if there wasn't immense work put
in 
and as if there wasn't immense sacrifice
that 
took place. But none of those battles
were 
easily fought and won; there were 
sustained movements behind them.''


John Neal:
 
"The poor and the rich, are taxed under the militia law
to defend the property of the rich man. The rich of 
course, do not appear in the field. The poor do.
The latter cannot afford to keep away;
the former can." 


President Putin:
 
“They wanted Russian soldiers to kill each other, so 
that soldiers and civilians would die, so that in the 
end, Russia would lose, and our society would 
break apart and choke on bloody civil strife.  
They rubbed their hands, dreaming of 
getting revenge for their failures at 
the front and during the so-called 
counteroffensive, but they 
miscalculated.”


Former CIA operative, Larry C. Johnson:
 
''The potential for the war in Ukraine to escalate dramatically
remains high. It does not appear that there is any leader of 
the NATO members who can talk some sense to Poland’s
President Duda. Are the people of Poland --- ready for 
World War III?''


C. J. Cherryh:
 
''There are three kinds of people I've found:
those who think the universe is good, 
those who believe it's corrupt, and 
those who don't want to think 
about it any more than they 
can help. I prefer the 
first two.''


Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: 
 
“By ordering the deployment of 3,000 more reservists to
Europe, US President Joe Biden is preparing to fight 
Russian forces on the ground in Ukraine. I want 
people to understand, what this troop 
mobilization is about. It’s about 
preparing for a ground war 
with Russia” 


André Gide:
 
''There are many things that seem impossible, 
only so long as one does not attempt them.'


'
Washingtonpost.com July the 7th, 2023:
 
“President Biden has approved the provision of U.S. cluster
munitions for Ukraine, with a drawdown of the weapons 
from Defense Department stocks. The move... will 
bypass US law prohibiting the production, use or 
transfer of cluster munitions with a failure rate 
of more than 1 percent...''


Robert Kennedy junior, June the 19th, 2023:
 
''The pattern here is clear. Not only is the
administration deceiving the American
people about the motives for 
this
costly and tragic war, but by
continually escalating 
it,
they put the whole
world at risk
of nuclear
   conflagration.''


Bertha von Suttner:
 
''The instinct of self-preservation in human society
- acting almost subconsciously, as do all drives
in
 the human mind, is rebelling against the 
constantly refined methods of 
annihilation and against 
the destruction of
humanity.''


Frithjof Schuon: 
 
''The sacred - that which is immutable, inviolable and 
thus infinitely majestic -- is in the very substance of 
our spirit and our existence. The world is miserable
because men live beneath themselves; the 
error
of modern man, is that he wants to reform 
the
world... without having either the will or the 
power to reform man ----- and this flagrant 
contradiction ----- this attempt to make a 
better world on the basis of a worsened
humanity, can only end... in the 
very
abolition of what is human.. 
and,
consequently, in the 
abolition
of happiness too.'' 


Frithjof Schuon: 
 
''Reforming man means binding him again to Heaven, 
reestablishing the broken link; it means tearing him 
away from the reign of the passions, from the cult 
of matter, quantity and cunning and reintegrating 
him into the world of the spirit and serenity, we 
would even say: into the world of sufficient 
reason.”


Bruce Kent:
 
''We need a group campaigning on military 
expenditure, to be active in every part of
this country ....that means hard and
imaginative work, and energy.''


Julius Caesar:
 
''And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch 
and the blood boils with hate and the mind is closed, 
the leader will have no need to seize the rights of
the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry infused with 
fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up 
all of their rights unto the leader - and 
do it gladly.''


Alexis de Tocqueville:
 
“I cannot help fearing --- that men may reach a point 
where they look on every new theory as a danger, 
every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every 
social advance as a first step toward 
revolution, and that they may 
absolutely refuse to move
at all.” 


Víctor Jara:
 
When asked, four days before the military coup
of 
September 11th, 1973, what the word ‘Love’
meant 
to him:
 
''Love of my home, my wife and my children. Love for the 
earth that helps me live. Love for education and of work. 
Love of others who work for the common good. Love of
justice as the instrument that provides equilibrium for 
human dignity. Love of peace in order to enjoy one's 
life. Love of freedom, but not the freedom acquired 
at the expense of others’ freedom, but rather the 
freedom of all. Love of freedom to live and exist,
for the existence of my children, in my home, in
my town, my city, among neighbouring people.
Love for freedom in the environment in which 
we are required to forge our destiny. Love of 
freedom without yokes: not ours, 
nor foreign.''


Víctor Jara:
 
''The cultural invasion, is like a leafy tree 
which prevents us from seeing our own
sun, sky and stars. Therefore in order 
to be able to see the sky above our 
heads, our task is to cut this tree 
off at the roots.'' 


Soame Jenyns:
 
''If christian nations... were nations of christians, 
all war would be impossible and unknown 
among them.''


Graham Wallas:
 
''The most easily manipulated State in the world, would be 
one inhabited by a race of Nonconformist business men 
who never followed up a train of political reasoning in 
their lives, and who...  as soon as they were aware of 
the existence of a strong political conviction in their
 minds, should announce that it was a matter of 
'conscience' and, therefore, beyond the 
province of doubt or calculation.”


Josiah Henson:

''Judicious men felt his pulse. Oh! he could stand the whole. 
Again and again - the thong fell on his lacerated back. His 
cries grew fainter and fainter, till a feeble groan was the 
only response to the final blows. His head was then 
thrust against the post, and his right ear fastened 
to it with a tack; a swift pass of a knife - and the 
bleeding member was left sticking to the place. 
Then came a hurra from the degraded crowd, 
and the exclamation, "That's what he's got 
for striking a white man."


Gennady Zyuganov:
 
''Standing in the way of our fraternal aspirations, are the 
selfish interests of transnational capital, epitomized by 
the USA and its NATO allies. Seeking to prevent global 
capitalism from sinking in a full-scale crisis - they are 
using sundry mechanisms of hybrid wars, broadening 
their expansion ----- and fomenting managed chaos. 
The tentacles of this octopus.... have already got 
a stranglehold on Ukraine. The Bandera clique 
was brought to power in Kiev, in order to
impose economic bondage on the 
fraternal country, to strengthen 
the anti-Russian alliance in 
Eastern Europe and form 
the “Baltic-Black Sea 
cordon sanitaire.''


Paulo Coelho:
 
''Everybody is a political person, whether 
you say something, or you are silent.  A 
political attitude is not whether you go
to parliament; it's how you deal with
your life, with your surroundings.''


Bobby Fischer:


''The United States is evil. It has to be brought down,
it has to be eliminated from the world scene. 
They are the ones who have made
the world the hell that it is.''


Henry de Montherlant:
 
''A single nation that has succeeded in lowering
the 
intelligence, the morality, the quality of the
human 
race, almost throughout the globe, is
phenomenon never before experienced 
since the beginning of time. I accuse 
the United States of being in a 
constant state of crime 
against humanity.”  


Mahatma Jyotirao Phule:


''True education signifies empowering
others and leaving the world a little 
better than the one we found.''


Simone Weil:

''Human beings are so made, that the ones who 
do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person 
crushed, who feels what is happening. 
Unless one has placed oneself on 
the side of the oppressed 
- to feel with them - one
cannot understand.''


William Hazlitt:

''If you think you can win, you can win. 
Faith is necessary to victory.'


 Ella Josephine Baker:
 
“In order for us - as poor and oppressed people - 
to become part of a society that is meaningful, 
the system under which we now exist has to 
be radically changed... It means facing a 
system that does not lend itself to your 
needs and devising means by which 
you change that system.”



Tony Benn:
 
''Unlike civil laws --- economic laws are imposed on 
people with all the authority of immutable laws of
nature. But the economy is created by people, 
and supported by government intervention, 
by regulation, statute and subsidy, and 
implemented in such a way, that it 
gives substantial wealth and 
power to a privileged few, 
while a majority face a 
life of relentless work, 
stress -- and periodic 
financial insecurity.''


Nicholas Murray Butler:
 
''Fundamentally, the force that rules the world --- is conduct, 
whether it be moral or immoral. If it is moral, at least there 
may be hope for the world. If immoral, there is not only 
no hope, but no prospect of anything but destruction 
of all that has been accomplished during the last 
5,000 years.''


Augustine of Canterbury:
 
''He that is kind...  is free, though he is a slave; 
he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.''


Tony Benn:
 
''If we can find the money to kill people, 
we can find the money to help people.''


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (4/3/23):
 
“The collapse of U.S. influence over Saudi Arabia, and the
Kingdom’s new alliances with China and Iran are painful 
emblems of the abject failure of the Neocon strategy of
maintaining U.S. global hegemony --- with aggressive
projections of military power. China has displaced 
the US Empire --- by deftly projecting, instead, 
economic power. Over the past decade, our 
country has spent trillions - bombing roads, 
ports, bridges, and airports. China - spent 
the equivalent, building the same across
the developing world.  The Ukraine war 
----- is the final collapse of the Neocon's 
short-lived ‘American Century.’ Neocon
projects in Iraq and Ukraine have cost
$8.1 trillion, hollowed out our middle 
class, made a laughingstock of U.S.  
military power and moral authority, 
pushed China and Russia - into an 
invincible alliance, destroyed the 
dollar as the global currency ---- 
cost millions of lives.. and done 
nothing to advance democracy 
or win friendships, or influence.”


Dame Edna:
 
“You mustn’t judge Australia
by the Australians.”


Thomas Lipscomb, domigood.com 5/3/23):
 
“If Zelensky’s cowardice, allows America’s foreign policy
neocon scum, to push Ukraine into a doomed offensive,
it will be the most wasted effusion of blood yet, in this
catastrophic ‘proxy war.’ And... it will be the most 
disgraceful ending possible, to the Neocon’s 30 
years ‘forever war’ that dropped the US from a 
half century illusion of dominant hegemony, 
to an also ran ---- with an obsolete defense 
establishment, and a wrecked economy 
---- all in less than 2 years.”


Sir John Davies:
 
Man
 
I know my soul has power to know all things,
Yet she is blind and ignorant in all:
I know I'm one of Nature's little kings,
Yet to the least and vilest things am thrall.
 
I know my life's a pain and but a span;
I know my sense is mocked in everything;
And, to conclude, I know myself a Man ---
Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.


Ayn Rand:
 
 "Whenever destroyers appear among men
 they first corrupt the monetary system." 


Bertolt Brecht:
 
“First of all, they came to take the gypsies
and I was happy because they pilfered.
Then they came to take the Jews and
I said nothing, because they were 
unpleasant to me.
Then they came to take homosexuals,
and I was relieved, because they 
were annoying me.
Then they came to take the Communists,
and I said nothing because I was not 
a Communist.
One day they came to take me,
and there was nobody left 
to protest.''


Albert Einstein:
 
''The world is in greater peril from those 
who tolerate or encourage evil, than 
from those who actually commit it''


Maxim Gorky:
 
''Let us not search for the guilty ones 
only among others, let us speak the
bitter truth: we are all guilty ..each 
and every one of us.''
 
''The most beautiful words... in the 
English language are 'not guilty'.''


Alexander Lebed:

"There are no impossible tasks, 
no hopeless situations."


Angela Davis:
 
“I don't think we can rely on governments, 
regardless of who is in power --- to do the 
work that only mass movements can do.”


Ernestine Rose:
 
''There is ten times more in the world --- than would 
maintain all in yet unknown luxury. Yet, how much 
misery there is in our midst; not because there is 
not enough, but owing to the misdirection of it.''


Jack London:
 
“Please remember - I am talking about the world as it is. 
Those men who act without thinking, and the men who 
both think and act, are the ones who mould the world. 
The man who thinks and does not act - never moulds 
the world. He may think that he does - but that, too, 
is only a thought, the thought of a deedless, 
actionless thinker.”


William Godwin:
 
''Love conquers all difficulties, surmounts 
all obstacles, and effects what, to any 
other power, would be impossible.''


Serbian Colonel General Ratko Mladic:
 
''I wonder, if France really wants to create a Muslim 
state in Europe, why don't they empower them to 
do this, in Paris or Britain?''


Sir Gerald Kaufman, UK MP, raised as an Orthodox Jew, 
and who bitterly complained after visiting Gaza in 2009:
 
"My grandmother was ill in bed --- when the Nazis came to her
home town.  A German soldier shot her dead in her bed.  My 
grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers 
murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.  The present 
Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the 
continuing guilt from gentiles, over the slaughter of 
Jews in the Holocaust, as a justification for their
murder of Palestinians."  


Colonel Jacques Hogard:
 
''Europe Died When NATO Illegally
Ripped Out Serbia's Heart 
in 1999'' 


Yanis Varoufakis:
 
''John Stuart Mill, a British philosopher and political 
economist, warned us in 1863, ‘It is better to be a 
human being dissatisfied, than a pig satisfied, 
better to be a Socrates dissatisfied, than a 
fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, 
are of a different opinion, that is 
because they know only their 
side of the story.’''


Chairman of the CC CPRF, 
Head of CPRF State Duma 
Gennady Zyuganov:
 
We must be aware of the fact that the world is entering a period of 
political & socio-economic upheavals. They have been triggered 
by the irreversible crisis of the American project of neo-liberal 
global expansion. With the United States on the threshold of 
a veritable civil war, the turbulence is becoming still more 
dangerous. The presidential elections in the USA.... may 
trigger a new spiral. The prospect of the collapse of the
political, financial and economic foundations of global 
capitalism.. is emerging on the world agenda. To keep 
steady at the historical turning point, not to be buried 
under the rubble of a decrepit system, to ensure our
independence and development – our peoples can 
do this, only in close alliance with each other.


Aneurin Bevan:
 
''How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political power 
to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of 
Conservative politics in the twentieth century.''


John Hersey:
 
''The reality is that changes are coming... 
They must come. You must share in 
bringing them.'' 


Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:
 
''We have seen you anguish over the transformation of 
your sons and daughters into instruments of a blind 
and violent occupation - and we are sure that at no 
time did you envisage such a role for the children 
whom you thought.. would forge your future. We 
have seen you look back in deepest sorrow, at 
the tragedy of your past and look on in horror 
at the disfigurement of the victim turned 
oppressor. Not for this... have you 
nurtured your hopes, dreams 
and your offspring.''


John Cheever:

“Our country is the best country in the world.. We are 
swimming in prosperity and our President is the best
president in the world. We have -- larger apples and 
better cotton & faster & more beautiful machines. 
This makes us the greatest country in the world. 
Unemployment is a myth. Dissatisfaction is a 
fable. In preparatory school, America is
beautiful. It is the gem of the ocean, 
and it is too bad. It is bad, because 
people believe it all. Because they 
become indifferent. Because they 
marry and reproduce and vote 
and they know nothing.”


John Cheever:
 
“Long ago when they first invented the atomic bomb 
people used to worry about its going off and killing 
everybody, but they didn't know that mankind has 
enough dynamite right in his guts, to tear the 
f***ing planet to pieces.”


Liam Norton, on trial for shutting 
down Murdoch's printworks,
to #FreeThePress:
 
"The only response is to show contempt, 
as you show contempt to this planet, 
and to ordinary citizens' right to 
try and expose criminality."


Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Chair,
Mehdi Mohammad Hussein al-Mashat:

“The US and British governments, the Zionist 
regime, and most of the Western & Eastern
countries --- have been trying to obliterate
 the Palestinian cause.”


G. K. Chesterton:
 
''I do not believe in a fate that falls on men, 
however they act; but I do believe
in a fate that falls on them,
unless they act.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
The problem of the Negro race first came into being in America, 
by the extermination of the aboriginal Red Skins, then, by the
transplantation of natives of Africa, to fill the void created, 
and at present it is confounded with the Colonial problem 
which is its ultimate phase and which is now shown by 
the absolute negation of the rights to property by 
Negroes, by negation of their civil rights—since 
their civil personality is not recognized, by the 
negation of their possibilities of evolution, by 
deceit, by calumnies which induce the world
to believe --- that this race is irremediably 
condemned to inferiority, to stagnate... 
 in ignorance, brutality, and violence - 
all of which is contrary --- not to 
experience --- since you have 
never attempted ---- in good 
faith, this experience -- but
to that which we 
know ----
we  ...who 
have lived with
 our fathers & our mothers,
our 
brothers, our sisters:,
we 
who know - that they 
are also men & women.''


 Rabindranath Tagore FRAS:
 
''The water in a vessel is sparkling; 
the water in the sea is dark. The 
small truth has words which 
are clear; the great truth 
has great silence.


''
Harry S. Truman:
 
''You want a friend 
in Washington? 
Get a dog.''


John Woolman:

''There is a principle... which is pure, placed in the 
human mind which, in different places and ages, 
has had different names. It is, however, pure.... 
and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, 
confined to no forms of religion nor excluded 
from any, where the heart stands in perfect 
sincerity.  In whomsoever this takes root 
and grows, of what nation soever, they 
become brothers -- in the best sense
of the expression.''


Charles Sumner:
 
''There is beauty in art, in literature, in science, and in 
every triumph of intelligence, all of which I covet for 
my country; but there is a higher beauty still — in 
relieving the poor, in elevating the downtrodden 
and being a succour to the oppressed. There 
is true grandeur in an example of justice, in 
making the rights of all.. the same as our 
own, and beating down the prejudice, 
like Satan, under our feet.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
''It's necessary that you should no longer allow yourself to be put 
to sleep by this chloroform in strong doses - in doses in bulk -
which from time to time, in flights of oratory, members of 
Parliament, and sometimes their supreme chief.. 
administer you.''


Louise Erdrich:
 
“We are never so poor, that we cannot bless 
another human being, are we? So it is that 
every evil, whether moral or material, 
results in good. You'll see.”


Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine:
 
"According to Judaism ------ a person without compassion
who 
claims to be Jewish cannot be considered Jewish.
I mourn..... for the Judaism of love and kindness, 
peace and generosity, that Israel worshipers 
dismiss as a Utopian fantasy."


 
Mary Wollstonecraft:
 
''The same energy of character which 
renders a man a daring villain, would 
have rendered him useful in society 
- had that society been 
well organized.''


Lion Feuchtwanger:
 
''Both the historian and the novelist view history 
as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and 
determined to make judgments, which is 
up against a vast and densely packed 
majority of the blind, who are led by 
their instincts and unable to think
for themselves.''


Gustav Stresemann:
 
''No change in the balance of political parties 
can alter the general determination: that 
no class should be excluded from 
contributing to and sharing
responsibility for, 
the state.''


Zhu Xi:
 
The Master said - "Danger comes from being 
at ease in one's position. Death, comes from 
preserving one's existence. Disorder comes 
from one who rules. Therefore, the superior 
person is at ease yet doesn't forget danger; 
survives yet doesn't forget death; rules yet 
doesn't forget disorder. This is how his life 
can be easeful --- and his country can be
preserved.'' 


On February 26th, 2014, Viktor Yanukovych:
 
"I can't find words to characterise this new authority. 
These are people who advocate violence - the 
Ukrainian parliament is illegitimate". 


Nicholas Murray Butler:
 
''Many people's tombstones 
should read.. 'Died at 30.
Buried at 60.


'''
Hamshahri newspaper:
 
'''Many argue that the blazing fire of an armed conflict near 
European borders --- is needed only by the United States, 
which has always sought to weaken Russia --- trying to 
achieve this by proxy.. and at the expense of conflicts
along its borders. So in whose geopolitical interests 
will be the increase in the production of weapons 
on a large scale, which is called for by European 
officials and commissioners --- at all levels?'' 


Patch Adams:
 
''I have often found that mental patients who 
are given love, creativity, and community,
find the peace that they are reaching 
out for.''


John Cheever:
 
''Wisdom, we know, is the knowledge of
good and 
evil --- not the strength

to choose between the two.''



Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
''For us, all races are as welcome as the magnificent bloom 
of spring. We do not understand --- that colour enters into 
intellectual or moral expositions; we do not understand 
that colour intervenes in economic questions ------  we 
understand nothing, of the egotistical and barbarous 
aims sought by certain civilized people who believe
that civilization can only reach its zenith --- by 
ignoring original laws, and by debasing and 
enslaving men who have the natural right 
to live, to evolve, and to attain the full 
expression of their being.''


Proverbs 22:7: 
 
“The rich rule over the poor, and the 
borrower is the slave of the lender”. 


Political philosopher Alasdair 
MacIntyre ---- in 'After Virtue':
 
“In the absence of traditions, moral debate 
is out of joint; and becomes a theatre of 
illusions in which simple indignation &
mere protest, occupy centre stage.”


President Xi, in 2013:
 
“Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the
Communist Party of the Soviet Union fall to pieces?
To completely repudiate the historical experience 
of the Soviet Union, to repudiate the history of 
the CPSU, to repudiate Lenin, to repudiate 
Stalin ------- was to wreak chaos on Soviet 
ideology & engage in historical nihilism.”


President Putin:
 
“(China) managed in the best possible way --- in my 
opinion, to use the levers of central administration
(to spur) the development of a market economy. 
The Soviet Union did nothing like this and the 
results of an ineffective economic policy 
impacted the political sphere.”


Alexander Lebed on how NATO acts:
 
"Like a big drunken hooligan 
in a kindergarten who says 
he will hit anyone he likes."


Augustine of Canterbury:
 
''If we live good lives, the times are also 
good.  As we are, such are the times.''


Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:
 
''The settlements must stop - now. Peace cannot be waged 
while Palestinian land is confiscated in myriad ways and 
the status of the Occupied Territories is being decided 
each day by Israeli bulldozers and barbed wire. This 
is not simply a position; it is an irrefutable reality.'' 


Richard Bach:
 
The meaning I picked -- the
one that changed
 my life: 
Overcome fear,
behold wonder.''


Al Sharpton:
 
''Civilians are arrested every single day - including 
innocent ones - and they must wait until their day
in court in order to argue their side of the story. 
Police officers must be subjected to the
same rules.''


Woody Guthrie:
 
“I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good.
I hate a song that makes you think you are just born to lose.
Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. 
Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too 
slim or too ugly or too this or too that. Songs that run 
you down - or poke fun at you on account of your bad
luck, or hard travelling. I am out to fight those songs 
to my very last breath of air & my last drop of blood. 
I'm out to sing songs that will prove to you that this
is your world and that, if it has hit you pretty hard 
& knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter what 
colour, what size you are, how you are built, I am 
out to sing the songs that make you take pride 
in yourself -- and in your work. And the songs
that I sing, are made up for the most part by
all sorts of folks just about like you. I could 
hire out to the other side, the big money 
side, & get several dollars every week 
--- just to quit singing my own kind of 
songs & to sing the kind that knock 
you down still farther and the ones 
that poke fun at you even more, &
the ones that make you think that 
you've not got any sense at all. 
But I decided a long time ago,
that I would starve to death, 
before I'd sing any such 
songs as that. The radio 
waves & your movies & 
your jukeboxes, & your 
songbooks, are already 
loaded  down & running 
over with such no good 
songs as that, anyhow.”


Aretha Franklin:
 
''People... really don't have to give you 
anything, so appreciate what people 
give you. Every birthday is a gift. 
Every day is a gift.''


Mark Twain:
 
“The government of my country snubs honest simplicity 
but fondles artistic villainy, and I think I might have 
developed into a very capable pickpocket
 if I had remained in the public service
 a year or two.”


Alexis de Tocqueville:
 
“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which 
covers the surface of society with a network of 
complicated rules, through which, the most 
original minds - and the most energetic 
characters cannot penetrate. It does 
not tyrannise, but it compresses, 
enervates, extinguishes... and 
stupefies a people, until each 
nation is reduced to nothing 
better than a flock of timid 
& industrious animals, of 
which, the government 
is the shepherd.”


William Godwin:
 
''The true key of the universe, is love.''


Joe Klein:
 
''When Jennifer Rubin or Abe Foxman calls me antisemitic, 
they're wrong. I am anti-neoconservative. I think these 
people are following very perversely extremist 
policies and I really did believe that it was 
time for mainstream Jews to stand up
and say, "They don't represent us, 
they don't represent Israel." 


Tim Wise:
 
''If we dont figure out a way to create equity, 
real equity of opportunity and access to 
good schools, housing, health care, 
and decent paying jobs, we're not 
going to survive as a productive 
and healthy society.''


Horace:
 
''He who postpones the hour of living rightly, 
is like the rustic who waits for the river
to run out... before he crosses.''


Yanis Varoufakis, Greek economist:
 
''Why.. did they force us to close the banks? 
To instil fear in people; and spreading fear, 
is called terrorism.''


John Masefield:
 
Laugh and be merry, remember, better the world with a song. 
 Better the world with a blow in the teeth of a wrong.


 Linus Pauling:
 
''We must not have a Nuclear war. We must begin to solve 
international disputes by the application of man's power 
of reason, in a way that is worthy of the dignity of man. 
We must solve them by arbitration, negotiation --- and 
the development of international law, the making of 
international agreements that will do justice to all 
nations and to all peoples ------ and will benefit all 
nations and all people. Now is the time to start.


''
Francis Lieber:
 
''Races are very often invented from
  ignorance, or for evil purposes.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
We, Negroes of Africa, we raise our indignant protestation against 
the fate of our brothers in America. Shame to those Americans 
who feign to be civilized, but who have not yet condemned, by
law, the outrage of lynching, and who continue to torture 15 
millions of our brothers! Let the so-called civilized nations 
stop a wholesale trade of Negroes by the purchase and 
sale of Colonies -- after having condemned the slave 
trade in detail! No more transfer of territories with 
their inhabitants, as that recently effected by 
Denmark! This is the most modern, and the 
most monstrous form, of the slave trade.


Cesar Chavez:
 
''Though many of the poor have come to see the 
affluent middle class as its enemy, that class 
actually stands between the poor and 
the real powers in this society - the 
administrative octopus with its 
head in Washington, the 
conglomerates, the 
military complex.''


Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
What do we want in the Colonies—we subjects—or, by special 
favour and grudgingly made, citizens? We want the laws that 
concentrate and codify despotism repealed. There are no 
half- measures! A new constitution is needed in the 
Colonies. When a member is gangrenous, it is 
necessary to intervene quickly; remove the 
member by amputation. That’s what the 
surgeon does. If it happens... that he 
hesitates, lingers, delays, ignorant
pain is aggravated—the disease 
gains ground, then an ignorant 
adventurer takes a scalpel
- and wounds the healthy 
organ, while attempting 
to remove the affected 
member.''


As positions in the transitional government 
went to representatives of the neo-fascist 
group, Svoboda, which was condemned 
by the EU, in 2012, Viktor Yanukovych:
 
 "Have you become blind? Have 
you forgotten what fascism is?"


George Sand:
 
''Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a 
condition of intellectual magnificence, to which 
we must cling, as to a treasure, and not 
squander on our way through life, in 
the small coin of empty words, or
in exact and priggish argument.'' 


Indonesia's President Sukarno:
 
''What can we do? We can do much! We can inject the voice
of reason --- into world affairs. We can mobilise all the 
spiritual, all the moral, all the political strength of 
Asia & Africa on the side of peace. Yes, we! We,
the peoples of Asia and Africa, 1,400,000,000 
strong, far more than half the human 
population of the world --- we can 
mobilise what I have called the 
Moral Violence of Nations in 
favour of peace.''


Sukarno:
 
 ''We can demonstrate to the minority of the world which lives
 on the other continents, that we, the majority are for peace,
 not for war, and that whatever strength we have will always
 be thrown on to the side of peace.''



Rabindranath Tagore FRAS:
 
''Faith is the bird that feels the light 
when the dawn is still dark.''


Patch Adams:
 
''Take a close look at the part that "love" plays in your 
life. Make an inventory of love: people, things, ideas, 
experiences. Try to live your gratitude.''


Oswald Spengler:
 
"Democracy has become a weapon of moneyed interests. It 
uses the media to create the illusion that there is consent 
from the governed. The press today is an army with 
carefully organized weapons, the journalists its 
officers, the readers, its soldiers. The reader 
neither knows nor is supposed to know, the 
purposes for which he is used and the role 
he is to play. The notion of democracy is 
often no different - than living under a 
plutocracy, or a government by 
wealthy elites."


Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
   
''Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.''


W. E. B. Du Bois:
 
“Beneath the Veil lay right and wrong, vengeance and love, 
and sometimes throwing aside the veil, a soul of sweet 
Beauty and Truth stood revealed.”


Daniel Ellsberg:
 
''Nixon did have a secret plan, and I knew 
that it involved making threats --- of
nuclear 
war to North Vietnam.''


Angela Davis:
 
“Prisons do not disappear social problems, they 
disappear... human beings. Homelessness,
unemployment, drug addiction, mental 
illness, and illiteracy, are only a few 
of the problems.. that disappear
from public view --- when the 
human beings contending 
with them are relegated 
to cages.”


Huey P. Newton

''The imperialistic or capitalistic system occupies areas. 
They occupy them --- by sending soldiers there, by 
sending policeman there. These policemen - or 
soldiers, are only a gun in the establishment's 
hand. They make the racist secure --- in his 
racism. The gun in the establishment's 
hand --- makes the establishment 
secure in its exploitation.''


The Global Times:
 
"History teaches us, that the decline of a
hegemon often begins with its currency." 


Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew: 
 
“For America to be displaced by an Asian people long despised 
and dismissed with contempt as decadent, feeble, corrupt and
inept, is emotionally very difficult to accept. The sense of
cultural supremacy of the Americans, will make this 
adjustment most difficult.”


Doug Rokke, the US Army's health physicist, who oversaw 

a partial clean up of depleted uranium bomb fragments in
Kuwait, is now sick. His body registers 5,000 times the 
level of radiation considered “safe”:
 
“There can be no reasonable doubt about this. As a result 
of the heavy metal and radiological poison of DU, people 
in southern Iraq are experiencing respiratory problems,
kidney problems, and cancers. Members of my own 
team have died, or are dying, from cancer.”


M. K. Bhadrakumar:
 
''The NATO declared last year that seven NATO countries 
contributed  dual-capable aircraft to the nuclear sharing
 mission. These countries are believed to be -- the US, 
Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey and 
Greece. And all --- are signatories to the NPT! 
Welcome to the “rules based order”! What 
is perfectly permissible to the West is 
forbidden for Russia!''


Mark Twain:
 
“Who are the oppressors? The few: the king, the capitalist 
and a handful of other overseers and superintendents. 
Who are the oppressed? The many: the nations of 
the earth; the valuable personages; the workers; 
they that make the bread that the soft-handed 
and idle eat.”


Simón Bolívar:
 
''God grants victory to perseverance.''


 M. K. Bhadrakumar:
 
''The crux of the matter is, as with the Cuban missile crisis
of 1962 the Russian decision on tactical nuclear weapons
in Belarus is retaliatory --- drawing attention to the US
missiles stationed close to its borders. (An estimated
100 nuclear weapons, are stored in vaults in five
European countries, 
Belgium, Germany, Italy,
the Netherlands....  and Turkey.)'' 

''Worse still the US practices a controversial arrangement 
known as “nuclear sharing” -- in which it installs nuclear
equipment on fighter jets of ''select'' non-nuclear NATO 
countries --- and trains their pilots to carry out nuclear
strikes with US nuclear bombs.'' 


Daniel Berrigan: 


''Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture 
of good order, the burning of paper, instead 
of children. How many must die before our 
voices are heard, how many must be 
tortured, dislocated, starved, 
maddened? When, at what
 point, will you say no
 to this war?'


'
President Putin:
 
"The Soviet Union once withdrew its troops from Germany - and
ended the de facto occupation of the country. The Americans,
as you know, do not, they continue to occupy Germany. But
the point is that the Europeans, in my opinion, have lost 
the gene of independence, sovereignty, and national 
interest.  The more they are hit on the nose, or on 
the top of the head ----- the lower they bend, and 
smile more broadly. Everything -- in my opinion 
-- will change sometime.. but when it will
happen.. 
it's still difficult to say now.
Sometimes I 
think that whatever
they are told from 
overseas, 
they will do." 


Foreign Affairs Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova:
 
''Recently, the Verkhovna Rada approved in the first reading, the 
bill: "On Strengthening Democratic Civil Control over the Armed 
Forces of Ukraine". It restricts the ability of military personnel 
to participate in the political life of the country. Clear. The
political life of the Kiev regime, is something sacred and
belongs to those who occupied the offices on Bankova
Street. And those to whom the Kiev regime, together 
with V.A. Zelensky, arranged their fate and form
their reality as cannon fodder, should not care
about any management institutions and the 
implementation of such opportunities. 
They, will be prohibited from such 
options as becoming deputies at
any level -- or of making public 
statements. They, are limited 
in any manifestation of their 
own opinion on domestic 
political issues.'' 


Italy's Defence Minister:
 
“In recent years, 366 Italian military personnel have died, 
and 7,500 have taken sick, with conditions potentially 
linked to depleted uranium, prompting courts in Italy 
to demand compensation, despite denials from 
military officials, that any link existed.”


Chris Hedges:
 
''The pimps of war, leaping from fiasco to fiasco, cling to the
chimera of U.S. global supremacy. The dance macabre will 
not stop until we publicly hold them accountable for their 
crimes, ask those we have wronged for forgiveness and 
give up our lust for uncontested global power. The day 
of reckoning, vital if we are to protect what is left of 
our anemic democracy and curb the appetites of 
the war machine, will only come when we build 
mass anti-war organizations that demand an 
end to the imperial folly threatening to 
extinguish life on the planet.''


Margarita Simonyan:
 
''People who throw bound women into the moat --- after 
shooting them – The Hague has no complaints about 
them. People who bullied our servicemen --- The 
Hague has no complaints against them. People
who shot at houses in Mariupol – The Hague 
has no complaints about them. The Hague 
has no complaints --- about those who 
started all this.. in 2014. There are 
complaints: against Maria Lvova-
Belova, for taking out children 
from orphanages from under 
shelling, evacuating them – 
and now -- The Hague will 
chase after her, for this.'' 


Dmitry Medvedev: 
 
“The behaviour of Washington and others, this year 
- is the last warning to all nations; there can be no 
business with the Anglo-Saxon world: it is a thief, 
a swindler, a card-sharp, that could do anything.”


Ugandan foreign minister, Jeje Odongo, Feb. 28th, 2023:
 
“We were colonized and forgave those who colonized 
us. Now, the colonizers are asking us to be enemies 
of Russia, who never colonized us. Is that fair? Not 
for us. Their enemies are their enemies. Our 
friends are our friends.”


Namibia’s P.M. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila:
 
“We, are promoting a peaceful resolution of the 
Ukraine conflict -- so that the entire world and 
all the resources of the world can be focused 
on improving the conditions of people around 
the world -- instead of being spent on 
acquiring weapons, killing people,
and actually creating hostilities.”


Edward Young:
 
''A God all mercy, is a God unjust.''


Ms. Alena Douhan, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the 
negative impact of unilateral coercive measures:
 
"Secondary sanctions or threats of secondary 
sanctions and civil and criminal penalties,
are illegal."


Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang: 
 
"The United States talks a lot about following rules. 
But imagine two athletes competing in an Olympic 
race. If one athlete, instead of focusing on giving 
one's best, always tries to trip or even injure the 
other, that is not fair competition, but malicious 
confrontation and a foul!" 


Cong Yi professor of Finance & Economics Tianjin University:
 
"Unlike the West's approach of exploitation, China stresses
cooperation and win-win results. While the US is making 
all kinds of noise.. in the short term, China's mutually 
beneficial and win-win development, is in line with 
the development interests of most countries
and 
therefore, will be welcomed."


Caitlin Johnstone:
 
''They don’t work so hard to manufacture our consent because
it’s fun for them, they work so hard to manufacture 
our consent, because they require our consent. 
So it’s important that we don’t give it to them.
It’s important that we forcefully oppose the 
global conflict the US-centralized empire
is pushing us all towards, and that we 
vocally decry the propaganda that’s 
being used to grease the wheels 
of that depraved agenda.''
 
''Ultimately the powerful have no answer to the problem that 
there are a whole lot more of us than there are of them and 
that there’s really nothing they can do if we decide not to 
be ruled by them anymore.''
 
''Sooner or later, the giant that these monsters have been 
keeping in a propaganda-induced coma, is going to start 
stirring. We’re going to have to wake up sooner or later, 
& because of the stakes involved, it is very important
that we do everything we can, to try and make sure 
that it is sooner.''


Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Tuesday: 
 
"If the US does not hit the brake but continues 
to speed down the wrong path, no amount of 
guardrails can prevent derailing, and there 
will surely be conflict and confrontation."


President Kennedy's American University
speech in 1963, ended with these words: 
 
“We must do our part to build a world of peace 
where the weak are safe and the strong are 
just. We are not helpless before that task 
or hopeless for its success. Confident 
and unafraid, we must labour on 
towards a strategy of peace.”


In October 2022 Cambridge University harmonized 
137 countries' surveys on their attitudes towards 
the West and towards Russia and China: 
 
''Of 6.3 billion people who live outside the West, 
66% feel positively towards Russia - and 70% 
feel positively towards China. Of the 66% 
feeling positive about Russia 75% are in 
South Asia, 68% in Francophone Africa,
 62% in S.E. Asia. Opinion of Russia 
remains positive, in Saudi Arabia, 
Malaysia, India, Pakistan 
and Vietnam.'' 


Evan Reif, explaining post-war W. Germany:
 
''The state machinery once called the Greater German 
Reich, had now simply been absorbed into a new 
structure, now called the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO). Now in the position of 
the deputy, Ernst Albrecht took on the 
same role his boss had in the 1940s, 
this time with “blood and soil”
replaced with “European 
values.”


Ernst Albrecht, father of Ursula von 
der Leyen (born Ursula Albrecht):
 
“If we succeed in bringing people of above-average
capabilities to governance, an autocracy, or the
rule of the few, will be able to create a better 
order, than the rule of the people.” 


Richard Darré, Ernst Albrecht's Nazi S.S. boss: 
 
“By blitzkrieg -- before autumn -- we shall be the absolute
masters of two continents, a new aristocracy of German
masters will be created…. slaves assigned to it. These 
slaves to be their property and to consist of landless, 
non-German nationals. We actually have in mind, a 
modern form of medieval slavery, which we must 
and will introduce, because we urgently need it -
in order to fulfill our great tasks. These slaves 
will by no means be denied the blessings of 
illiteracy; higher education will, in future, 
be reserved only for the German 
population of Europe.”