It Is Cesar Chavez Day

March 31, 2021


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March 26, 2021

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March 1, 2021


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February 17, 2021

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“Nobody is going to pour truth into your brain. It’s something you have to find out for yourself.”

— Noam Chomsky


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December 22, 2020

“No one and nothing can free you but your own understanding”

— Ajahn Chah

“None but ourselves can free our minds”

— Bob Marley


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December 9, 2020


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November 29, 2020

“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves. When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property. We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth. We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another. We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society. ”

— John Fire Lame Deer, a Mineconju-Lakota Sioux

“There was not a pauper in the Nation, and the Nation did not owe a dollar … Yet the defect in the system is apparent, because they own their land in common … there is no selfishness, which is at the bottom of civilization.”

— Senator Henry Dawes


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November 20, 2020

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November 10, 2020

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October 5, 2020

“The further a society drifts from the truth,

the more it will hate those who speak it.”

― George Orwell


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September 30, 2020

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September 28, 2020

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September 26, 2020

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September 25, 2020

Perfectionism is slow death

— Hugh Prather


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September 19, 2020

 

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear”

 

— Baba Ram Dass


Labour Is More Important Than Capital

September 7, 2020

It is good to remember words of wisdom from long ago:

“[T]here is one point, with its connections, not so hackneyed as most others, to which I ask a brief attention. It is the effort to place capital on an equal footing with, if not above, labor in the structure of government. It is assumed that labor is available only in connection with capital; that nobody labors unless somebody else, owning capital, somehow by the use of it induces him to labor. This assumed, it is next considered whether it is best that capital shall hire laborers, and thus induce them to work by their own consent, or buy them and drive them to it without their consent. Having proceeded so far, it is naturally concluded that all laborers are either hired laborers or what we call slaves. And further, it is assumed that whoever is once a hired laborer is fixed in that condition for life.

Now there is no such relation between capital and labor as assumed, nor is there any such thing as a free man being fixed for life in the condition of a hired laborer. Both these assumptions are false, and all inferences from them are groundless.

Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”

— Abraham Lincoln, State of the Union Speech, 3rd December 1861.


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September 5, 2020


Wise Words of Existential Epicurianism

July 1, 2020

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May 27, 2020

 

 

The first step in making your dreams come true

is to wake up and get on with it.