“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”
(by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for love, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”
(by Bertrand Russell)
“The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizens of this plight.”
(by President John F. Kennedy, 1963)
Commentary: This is an excerpt from a speech that President Kennedy made at Columbia University (NYC) on 12 November, 1963. Ten days later Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence– on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.”
(by President John F. Kennedy, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, April 27, 1961)
“U.S. taxpayers are paying the ‘Orwellian’ Department of Homeland Security $56.3 billion this year to porno-scan and grope them and otherwise invade their privacy, while millions of Americans are foreclosed out of their homes.” (by Paul Craig Roberts)
Commentary: Paul Craig Roberts (1939- present) was an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the early part of the Reagan Administration, editor and an author for the Wall Street Journal, as well as a noted academic, and think tank research fellow. As such, he has very impressive conservative credentials. Yet, he has evolved to become a highly respected voice for the alternative press in large variance of US administration policy since the second Bush administration. He has morphed into a valuable resource in our search for greater understanding of the economic and political ‘burning issues of the day.’ This is a matter of integrity and personal responsibility. Bravo, Paul.
“Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong.” (by Oscar Wilde)
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” (by Mark Twain)
“Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religion destroys spirituality.”
(by Michael Ellner)