posted on Mar, 14 2014 @ 09:18 AM
The key to any progress is to ask the question why? All the time. Why is that child poor? Why was there a war? Why was he killed? Why is he in
power? And of course questions can get you into a lot of trouble, because society is trained by those who run it, to accept what goes on. Without
questions we won't make any progress at all.
"You can't create democracy by invasion."
"It is not the hardware of military weapons that frightens me ... it is the hatred that makes people want to use them".
If one meets a powerful person ask them five questions: “What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise
it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?” If you cannot get rid of the people who govern you, you do not live in a democratic
I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people and secondly, demoralize them.
I was born about a quarter of a mile from where we are sitting now and I was here in London during the Blitz. And every night I went down into the
shelter. 500 people killed, my brother was killed, my friends were killed. And when the Charter of the UN was read to me, I was a pilot coming home in
a troop ship: 'We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime
has brought untold sorrow to mankind.' That was the pledge my generation gave to the younger generation and you tore it up. And it's a war crime
that's been committed in Iraq, because there is no moral difference between a stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. Both kill innocent people for
I do not share the general view that market forces are the basis of personal liberty.
It is wholly wrong to blame Marx for what was done in his name , as it is to blame Jesus for what was done in his,
"As you get older, all desire goes - medical conditions help with that - so I think of myself now as a biological Buddhist."