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    “It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.”
    JOHN STUART MILL
    Each breath a gift...
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    The following is excerpted from a letter to Woodrow Wilson from Col. Edward Mandell House:

    “Very soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer not being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions.

    Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two would figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability.

    After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud which we will call ‘Social Insurance.’ Without realizing it, every American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in this manner; every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and, we will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America.”

    As a matter of course these prophetic words have come to apply to all of us - not just Americans.

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    Here's a quote for us all in 2020.

    ~~~

    A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us."
    St. Antony the Great

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Here's a quote for us all in 2020.

    ~~~

    A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us."
    St. Antony the Great
    That reminds me of the theme of that weird childhood poem I shared in another thread. It was a strange middle-of-the night download type of a poem, that I was compelled to jump up and write down.
    I don't know if I was actually the author, though.
    Share-one-poem-from-your-younger-days
    "We're all bozos on this bus"

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Here's a quote for us all in 2020.

    ~~~

    A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us."
    St. Antony the Great
    This reminded me of a song, speak to me by Pink Floyd.

    Quote "I've been mad for ****ing years, absolutely years,
    Been over the edge for yonks,
    Been working me buns off for bands

    I've always been mad, I know I've been mad,
    Like the most of us, very hard to explain why you're mad,
    Even if you're not mad" ~ Pink Floyd
    “To develop a complete mind: Study the art of science; study the science of art. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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    And yet another:
    Quote “But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
    "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
    ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
    "We're all bozos on this bus"

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    This knowledge came upon me
    In a flash:
    When I sought to remember
    What was before
    Thoughts arrived, before
    The sense of the body arrived, before
    This me was born.
    The revelation was that
    I was birthed from Nature,
    From the Totality of every thing.
    Shackled by time,
    Anchored to an identity
    Of my own making,
    With smallness.
    When I am done,
    I will return there;
    The cycle will be complete.
    Not by death
    But renewal into the Continuum
    wu'hsin

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    “The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way.”

    ― Heraclitus

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    Quote "Since each of us were several, there's already quite a crowd."

    - Guiles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus

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    Quote 'And he spoke to me and said, "I am you and you are I, and wherever you are, I am there, and in all things am I sown. And from wherever you wish, you gather me, and when you gather me, you gather yourself."'

    - Gospel of Eve, in Epiphanius, Panarion 26.3.1

    Quote In the case of people who are setting out on a road with which they are unacquainted, it is sufficient merely to point out the direction. After this they must walk and find out the rest for themselves.

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    This quote is always relevant to keep in mind, as we consciously chose to act rather than re-act. (sometimes it's a challenge, though!)

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    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he or she will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.

    Rabindranath Tagore
    If you deeply observe, everything is your teacher.

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    I will not tell you
    What it looks like
    Because then
    You will assume that
    You know
    What you are looking for.
    You cannot know it
    You can only
    Be it and
    This being is without cause.
    So what is left
    For you to do?
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    These words from Haruki Murakami's South of the Border, West of the Sun are some of the most beautiful ever committed to print......... I sometimes struggle to read them without becoming emotional.

    For anyone who has loved and lost.......

    Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star.
     
    It's dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.

    Maybe the star doesn't even exist any more.

    Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.
    May your Spirit stay unbroken, may you not be deterred.

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    We wouldn't let our enemies have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
    Joseph Stalin

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    Innocence gave me confidence to go up against reality ~ Neil Peart
    “To develop a complete mind: Study the art of science; study the science of art. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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    "We ought not to be ashamed of appreciating the truth and of acquiring it wherever it comes from, even if it comes from races distant and nations different from us…”

    – Abu Yusuf Ya’qub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi (c. 800-866)

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    "There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen."

    - Rumi

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    'I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.'
    Mahatma Gandhi

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