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'What I believe' is a process rather than a finality...

You can choose to live by what you know or you can look for what you should know.
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You take the blue pill, the story ends.
You wake up in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe.
You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland. And, I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
~ Morpheus, The Matrix

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The Skeptic's Dictionary

Formidable as the task may seem at present, the long-term need is to persuade Americans that having evidence for your beliefs is a good idea."
-- Peter Singer, Princeton professor of ethics, letter to the editor, The New York Times, Nov. 8, 2004

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." -- Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World

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GutArt Gallery Heinz Guth - Fine art and BBW art painter shows his original art works in Sweden's biggest and most visited private art web site.


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If you think of yourself as a decent, rational person, and you support the war on drugs, then you are misinformed... either about the war or about your decency and rationality. - Ray Aldridge

"Why? Why these people want to do so much good, for everyone. Who call themselves governments and this and that. Why them say you must not use the herb?"


abandon the delusion that drugs are bad and that the drug war is sincere.
The drug war is a great success at its actual, covert goals.
Fakeness and Pretence of Drug War

In 1999 Congress released a report on the history of CIA involvement in drug trafficking. If you don't remember seeing anything about it on the news, that's because it wasn't reported by any major news agencies. An outline of the history can be found here:

The Real Drug Lords
A brief history of CIA involvement in the Drug Trade

About How It Got This Way
The Elkhorn Manifesto


More info on the Drug War, the CIA, and other subjects can be found here:


Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do
The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Country

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DRCNet Online Library of Drug Policy

The plastics industry doesn't want you to know of the uses of hemp that would replace the use of their products. The oil companies certainly don't want you to know about the uses of hemp oil. The pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know about the many medical uses of marijuana. The alcohol industry doesn't want you to know about the benefits of recreational use of marijuana over the use of their products.

No tree or plant species on earth has the commercial, economic, and environmental potential of hemp. Simply stated, Hemp is the longest, strongest most durable natural fibre known to mankind and has been used for over 12000 years. Hemp can be grown in 4 months, is drought-resistant and does not require herbicides or pesticides. Hemp can produce 4 times as much pulp per acre than trees and can produce over 50000 products including paper, plastics, cosmetics, clothing, food, fuel, wood products and medicine. Using Hemp, helps create new age environmentally friendly industries and solves the deadlock between ecology and economics. This planet needs Hemp...

Marijuana - The First Twelve Thousand Years

Citizen Kane

Prohibition Propaganda

Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine

What No One Wants to Know About Marijuana

Maximizing Harm - Losers and Winners in the Drug War
A short, easy-to-read guide to drug prohibition

FEAR - Forfeiture Endangers American Rights

That inquisition (War On Drugs) is largely an institutionalalized, established state programme of persecution for profit, which often falsely poses as morality in the most truly hypocritical and evil sense: uses morality purely as an excuse they don't believe in, profiteers and pretenders to morality pursue a strategy of persecution for profit.
Fakeness and Pretence of Drug War

Cannabis and Driving? What Do the Experts Say?

The Partnership for Drug Freedom in America supports the
preservation and protection of the natural human right to freely choose
our food, drink, spice, medicine, sacrament, fiber and other
nourishments from the bountiful harvest of planet Earth.

Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief
Proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly resolution 36/55 of 25 November 1981

Gain an understanding of the Bible... Mushrooms and Mankind
- James Arthur

Marijuana and the Bible
By The Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church (Rastafarians)

The Pharmacratic Inquisition definition
The Pharmacratic Inquisition more detail

"The Christian enmity (of entheogens) is easy to explain. Since the Christians were promulgating a religion in which the core mystery, the holy sacrament itself, was conspicuous by its absence, later transmogrified by the smoke and mirrors of the Doctrine of Transubstantiation into a specious symbol, an inert substance, a placebo entheogen, the imposture would be all-too-evident to anyone who had known the blessing of ecstasy , who had access to personal religious experiences. Thus a concerted attack on the use of sacred inebriants was mounted, and the supreme heresy was to presume to have any direct experience of the divine, not mediated by an increasingly corrupt and politicized priesthood. The Pharmacratic Inquisition was the answer of the Catholic Church to the embarrassing fact that it had taken all the religion out of religion, leaving an empty and hollow shell with no intrinsic value or attraction to humankind, which could only be maintained by hectoring, guilt-mongering and plain brute force." Jonathan Ott

...drugs are, among other things, the holiest sacrament and the living flesh of Christ, the main vehicle of the Holy Spirit of Truth.

To be lifted above sense to behold the beatific vision and become "incorporate" in God is the end sought in ecstasy.

Holy Wars
A review of David Wagner's The New Temperance: The American Obsession with Sin and Vice
The Emperor Wears No Clothes Learn the truth, read the book online.
Chapter 10 Myth, Magic & Medicine: A Look at the Sociology of Cannabis Use Throughout World History

End the War on Drugs

"A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."
~Abraham Lincoln ~ Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives.


The spirit of hemp is the spirit of peace and knowledge.


The Philosopher’s Stone
One could make a modern analogy of the Grail Myth. Mankind represents the dying king who has forgotten his divinity. The polluted and stripped earth is the wasteland caused by this sickness. The rediscovered knowledge of hemp’s many uses in the effort to heal ourselves, those around us and the earth, could be said to represent the Grail . And our mission to end marijuana prohibition is the Quest.

The philosopher's stone, the holy grail is entheogens. It is that simple.

The children of the sun sing the language of the birds.

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Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics


Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Drug War Facts

Drug Reform Coordination Network

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Hemp Links

The Marijuana News

marijuana and hemp arround the world

Cannabis News

The Guide to Marijuana on the Internet

What If God Smoked Cannabis?

Hungry Bear Hemp Foods
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The term alchemy was applied to a wide variety of different schools of thought, dealing with philosophy, physics, chemistry, unlocking the healing virtue in plants, and countless other subjects.
It is neither the transmutation of base metals nor the life-prolonging elixir which are the ultimate and absolute objects of the alchemical search. Obviously the condition of perfection, or of Supreme Illumination, which the discovery of the Stone affords, is quite ineffable and transcends such mundane considerations as the supposed finality of death. — Kenneth R. Johnson, The Fulcanelli Phenomenon


"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson

I have sworn... eternal hostility against
every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
-- Thomas Jefferson


The Deoxyribonucleic Hyperdimension
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Political Corrections
"Our covert agencies have converted themselves to channels for drugs. They have perverted our system of justice." Senator John Robert Kerrey, D-Nebraska

The war on (certain) drugs

Pharmacratic Inquisition
Entheogenic Reformation

Jurors' Handbook
A Citizens Guide to Jury Duty

Understanding the Religious Reich

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered.
Religion is answers that may never be questioned.

Origins of Christianity and the Jesus Myth audio essay, also in text.

20 Reasons to Abandon Christianity

Why Won't God Heal Amputees
"For all who would struggle against the tragedy of religion"

...dialogue between people is the real enemy of the state...
- James Arthur

The way to change the world is to change people's minds. As more and more people openly discuss the fact that "God" and "Allah" are completely imaginary, the world becomes a better place. The people who believe in "religion" look sillier and sillier. Eventually, religion becomes a fringe activity that is meaningless.

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Censorship Timeline

Knowledge of the past brings understanding of the present and is the key to the future. Slohan

DARE To Think For Yourself

ƒUSION Anomaly

Notes on science and technoology:

The evidence from astronomy, bio-chemistry, genetics, nuclear-physics, defines the true frontier of philosophy and religion. Scientific American is more "far-out" than any occult magazine, the Periodic Table of Elements more prophetic than the Tarot deck. The nucleus of the atom is a realm more mysterious and omnicient than any theological fantasy. The cosmology of an expanding-universe-riddled-with-Black-Holes more bizarre than the eschatologies of Dante, Homer and Ramayana. is the real skin of our species. - Terence McKenna - New Maps of Hyperspace

The universe is a strange and wondrous place. The truth is quite odd enough to need no help from pseudoscientific charlatans. - Richard Dawkins

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke

The Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions.

All you children, leave your lights on...

The Skeptics Dictionary

Trance, Dance, and Alchemy
As the veil of separation falls away then so to shall our hearts become open to one another in the realization of the brilliant undivided whole. - I am another yourSelf.

The Entheogen Theory of Religion and Ego Death

The Oldest Religion in the World. The Religion of Experience. "Shamanic ecstasy is the real "Old Time Religion," of which modern churches are but pallid evocations. Shamanic, visionary ecstasy, the mysterium tremendum, the unio mystica, the eternally delightful experience of the universe as energy, is a sine qua non of religion, it is what religion is for! There is no need for faith, it is the ecstatic experience itself that gives one faith in the intrinsic unity and integrity of the universe, in ourselves as integral parts of the whole; that reveals to us the sublime majesty of our universe, and the fluctuant, scintillant, alchemical miracle that is quotidian consciousness. Any religion that requires faith and gives none, that defends against religious experiences, that promulgates the bizarre superstition that humankind is in some way separate, divorced from the rest of creation, that heals not the gaping wound between Body and Soul, but would tear them asunder... is no religion at all!" - Jonathan Ott -

To be lifted above sense to behold the beatific vision and become "incorporate" in God is the end sought in ecstasy.

"We have drunk the Soma; we have become immortal; we have gone to the light; we have found the gods. What can hatred and the malice of a mortal do to us now, O immortal one?" - Rig Veda (c.1000 BC)

Shamanism is not a "theory", "opinion", "craziness", or "preaching", etc.
Shamanism is the philosophy of direct religious experience.

Shamanism and the Drug Propaganda
Patriarchy and the Drug War

The Revolutionary Pleasure of
Thinking for Yourself

A She-Savior

The Appeal of Anarchy

Current Phase of the Moon

Dates of Primary Phases of the Moon

To walk through life as if you were in one enormous temple,
this is the secret of grace.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

...realize that you are not looking in on the Other; the Other is looking in on you.
- Terrence McKenna

"We wouldn't be here if it weren't for psychedelic drugs. In terms of the role of psilocybin in human evolution on the grasslands of Africa, people not on drugs were behind the curve. The fact is that, in terms of human evolution, people not on psychedelics are not fully human. They've fallen to a lower state, where they're easily programmed, boundary defined, obsessed by sexual possessiveness which is transferred into fetishism and object obsession. We don't want too many citizens asking where the power and the money really goes. Informed by psychedelics, people might stop saluting, and start shouting, "Take your political party, your job, whatever, and shove it."" - Terence McKenna - Source: Tripping by Charles Hayes

Words cannot express what words cannot express.
- Anon

... can not be represented as an image or a particular thing.

Philosophy Pages


Black Elk's World

The Peyote Foundation
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for the peyote way and the peyote gardens,
and that all of our children might inherit a land where they are inspired and allowed to design their own destiny.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

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Strike the Root


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On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets:
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Shannon Wheeler's Too Much Coffee Man

May the long time sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you,
Guide your way on.


"Educating Americans through the means of the library service could bring about a change of the political attitude quicker than any other method." -- Rep. Harold Velde, former HUAC chair

"In all things it is a good idea to hang a question mark now and then on the things we have taken for granted." -- Bertrand Russell

"The first prerequisite for education is a willingness to sacrifice your prejudices on the alter of your spiritual growth." -- Louisah Teish

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
-- Bertrand Russell

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell

"All understanding begins with our not accepting the world as it appears." -- Alan C. Kay

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
-- Voltaire

Voltaire - The Incomparable Infidel By Joseph Lewis

Strike the Root - Intellectuals will write, activists will politic, anti-authoritarians will segregate themselves, and fed-up warriors will go down in blazes of glory.

CLASS WAR By Felonious Monk

Amnesty International

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

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear-kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor-with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it ..." -- General Douglas MacArthur, 1957

"At a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act"
-- George Orwell

The Constitution of the United States of America
"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government off the backs of people."
-- William O. Douglas

"Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government,
being themselves controlled by the hidden hand." - Benjamin Disraeli

We are no longer a republic. Our country has been stolen from us.
We are a (fascist) oligarchy,
directed by a few powerful and corrupt men in Congress and Big Business.

"Oligarchy? A government resting on a valuation of property, in which the rich have power and
the poor man is deprived of it." Plato, The Republic - Book VIII

Fascism? The rejoining of Church, State, and Commerce into a unified and mutually
supportive relationship for the maintenance of power.
- R G Price, Fascism Part II: The Rise of American Fascism 2004

"The National Security State uses fascism to protect capitalism while they say
they're protecting democracy from communism."

- Michael Parenti

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin, 1759

Fifty one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime,
suppress minorities and still remain democratic.
- Erik von Kuehnelt Leddihn

"Democracy means deceive people into doing what the rich want, and
markets means make sure the public subsidize the rich." - Noam Chomsky

"Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons,
will somehow work for the benefit of us all." - John Maynard Keynes

Capitalism, the democracy of dollars, uses money to make money for those who have money,
a pathology that commonly afflicts market economies in the absence of vigilant public oversight.

The most sinister aspect of modern capitalism is not its concentration of wealth in the hands of a tiny, greedy elite. It is about an institutional system of autonomous rule by money and for money that functions on autopilot beyond the control of any human actor and is unresponsive to any human sensibility. This is perhaps the most critical distinction between a market economy and our contemporary global capitalist economy.

...we cannot keep in Capitalism and at the same time keep out Fascism. Fascism is but the logical development, the irresistible outcome of the class antagonism of Capitalism. - Tor Cedervall Capitalist Democracy--Why It Must Fail (1937)

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini

Life After Capitalism

When Corporations Rule the World

"This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people
no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for
corporations." U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes

Government has become the very monster that our founding fathers tried to prevent.

The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
- Joseph Heller (Catch22)

"Four sorrows ... are certain to be visited on the United States. Their cumulative effect guarantees that the U.S. will cease to resemble the country outlined in the Constitution of 1787. First, there will be a state of perpetual war, leading to more terrorism against Americans wherever they may be and a spreading reliance on nuclear weapons among smaller nations as they try to ward off the imperial juggernaut. Second is a loss of democracy and Constitutional rights as the presidency eclipses Congress and is itself transformed from a co-equal 'executive branch' of government into a military junta. Third is the replacement of truth by propaganda, disinformation, and the glorification of war, power, and the military legions. Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States pours its economic resources into ever more grandiose military projects and shortchanges the education, health, and safety of its citizens." Chalmers Johnson, Sorrows of Empire


When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.

Ending Corporate Governance

The colonists did not make a revolution over a tax on tea.
They fought for many reasons, but chiefly to create a nation
where citizens were the government and ruled corporations.

our goal is not to reform global corporate and financial rule -- it is to end it

"Th[e] modern susceptibility to conformity and obedience to authority indicates that the truth endorsed by authority is likely to be accepted as such by a majority of people, who are innately obedient to authority. This obedience-truth will then become a consensus truth accepted by many individuals unable to stand alone against the majority. In this way, the truth promulgated by the propaganda system-however irrational-stands a good chance of becoming the consensus, and may come to seem self-evident common sense. " - David Edwards, Burning All Illusions, p203

Governments lie.


"The media serve the interests of state and corporate power, which are closely interlinked,
framing their reporting and analysis in a manner supportive of established privilege and
limiting debate and discussion accordingly." — Noam Chomsky

"The news and truth are not the same thing." — Walter Lippmann

"Is it possible for a class which exterminates the native peoples of the Americas, replaces them by raping Africa for humans it then denigrates and dehumanizes as slaves, while cheapening and degrading its own working class - is it possible for such a class to create democracy, equality, and to advance the cause of human freedom?" "No. Of course not."
- Brian Price, an American historian

"With unfailing consistancy, U.S. intervention has been on the side of the rich and powerful of various nations at the expense of the poor and needy. Rather than strengthening democracies, U.S. leaders have overthrown numerous democratically elected governments or other populist regimes in dozens of countries ... whenever these nations give evidence of putting the interests of their people ahead of the interests of multinational corporate interests."
— Michael Parenti

The "global economy" is another name for imperialism, and imperialism is a transnational form of capitalism. The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead, gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherin a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in line with drugs, television, and armed force.
— Michael Parente

"Here at home and throughout the world people are fighting back against the forces of wealth, privilege, and militarism -- some becaue they have no choice, others because they would choose no other course but the one that leads to peace and justice."
Michael Parenti
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower April 16, 1953

We cannot afford guns and butter... The nation cannot go wild on military expenditures
and also afford to care for old people, poor people, disabled people, farmers, or students.

"U.S. Ieaders have striven with much success to repress (1) the emergence of competing forms of production (socialist, collectivist, communitarian); and (2) competing capital formations (prosperous autonomous capitalist economies, or mixed ones, in emerging nations, and with FTAA and GATS, all public sector services except police and military in all capitalist countries. The goal is the Third Worldization of the entire world, including Europe and North America, a world in which capital rules supreme with no public sector services; no labor unions to speak of; no prosperous, literate, effectively organized working class with rising expectations; no pension funds or environmental, consumer, and occupational protections, or medical plans, or any of the other insufferable things that cut into profit rates."
— Michael Parenti

DARE To Think For Yourself

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Political Corrections

puts up magazine articles and book excerpts that offer an alternative view to the corporate media about the state of democracy in America, and about the impact of the policies of the United States' government, transnational corporations, international trade and financial institutions, and the corporate press, on war and peace, democracy, civil liberties, free speech, human rights, and social and economic justice, in the Third World, and in the United States.

America's Premier International Terrorist Organization

If you flip over the rock of American foreignpolicy of the past century, this is what crawls out ...
invasions ... bombings ... overthrowing governments ... suppressing movements
for social change ... assassinating political leaders ... perverting elections ...
manipulating labor unions ... manufacturing "news" ... death squads ... torture ...
biological warfare ... depleted uranium ... drug trafficking ... mercenaries ...
It's not a pretty picture. It is enough to give imperialism a bad name.
Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II by William Blum.


"It is the function of the CIA to keep the world unstable, and to propagandize and teach the
American people to hate, so we will let the Establishment spend any amount of money on arms."

John Stockwell, former CIA official and author

...stirring up deadly ethnic and racial strife has been a standard technique used by the CIA.

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities

In 1999 Congress released a report on the history of CIA involvement in drug trafficking.
If you don't remember seeing anything about it on the news, that because it wasn't
reported by any major news agencies. An outline of the history can be found here:
How Bush's Grandfather Helped Hitler's Rise to Power
First They Came For The Terrorists...
Didn't Hitler start a war on terror?


Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
- Henry Steele Commager

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 it is morally treasonable to the American public.
- President Teddy Roosevelt


Freedom Force International



Corporate Accountability Project
How to Overthrow Corporate Rule in 5 Not-so-easy Steps

Corporate Predators



The White House


What Really Happened
The Foundations Of Our Nation

The Progressive

the Shadow


Blue Ribbon Campaign


Beacon for Freedom of Expression


The Online Books Page


Industrial Workers of the World
A Snapshot History

Industrial Workers of the World Progressive Labor Party Workers Solidarity Alliance

"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
— Albert Einstein

The destruction of mankind appears to be the nature, for some reason,
of the patriarchal systems that took over somewhere around eight thousand years ago.

- James Arthur

the end of existence

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
Man didn't weave the web of life.
He is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web he does to himself.
Chief Seattle - 1854

"When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, and creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the "Warriors of the Rainbow" - Old Native American Prophecy

Institute for Global Communications


Are there ways of thinking,
 acting, and living that might be more satisfying and exciting
 than the ways we think, act, and live today?
Are there ways of thinking, acting, and living that might be more satisfying and
exciting than the ways we think, act, and live today?

We are where we are as a consequence of intentional decisions made by human beings. There is nothing inevitable about it. We as human beings can make different choices and create different economic institutions to institutionalize different values and create different dynamics.

"There is no reason to accept the doctrines crafted to sustain power and privilege, or to believe that we are constrained by mysterious and unknown social laws. These are simply decisions made within institutions that are subject to human will and that must face the test of legitimacy. And if they do not meet the test, they can be replaced by other institutions that are more free and more just, as has happened often in the past."
— Michael Parenti

“Yet, in a perverse way, our predicament makes life simpler. We have clearly lost what we have lost. We can give up our futile efforts to preserve the illusion and turn our energies instead to the construction of a new time."
“It is this willingness to walk away from the seductive power of the present that first divides the mere reformer from the rebel -- the courage to emigrate from one's own ways in order to meet the future not as an entitlement but as a frontier. “Above all, we must understand that in leaving the toxic ways of the present we are healing ourselves, our places, and our planet. We rebel not as a last act of desperation but as a first act of creation.”
--Sam Smith, Why Bother? Getting A Life In A Locked-Down Land,
Feral House, November 2001

To create a world in which life can flourish and prosper we must replace the values and institutions of capitalism with values and institutions that honor life, serve life's needs, and restore money to its proper role as servant. I believe we are in fact being called to take a step to a new level of species consciousness and function.
--David C. Korten, Life After Capitalism,

"All the emphasis on crime and drugs and pornography used to justify the suppression of the Internet is really aimed at suppressing knowledge of the radical politic alternatives that are now available."
--Tony Benn, British Labour Party Member of Parliament

"There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself." -- Henry David Thoreau

Anyone who believes he owns all the answers is a lunatic. -- William S. Burroughs

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to
justice, peace and brotherhood.
Martin Luther King Jr., "Strength to Love"

"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds." Bob Marley

"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Truth is always subversive, otherwise why should governments spend so much energy trying to suppress it?"
an Indonesian activist

When our government, our media, and our institutions of higher learning select certain events for remembering and ignore others, we have the responsibility to supply the missing information. Just to tell untold truths has a powerful effect, for people with ordinary common sense may then ask themselves and others: "What shall we do?". --Howard Zinn

Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.
- George Carlin

Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?

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