The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its powers, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve System has usurped the government. It controls everything in Congress and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.
~ Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, testifying before Congress in 1932.
The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People vs. The Banks.
~ Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
We need not stride resolutely towards catastrophe, merely because those are the marching orders.
~ Noam Chomsky
Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are the United States government’s institutions. They are not government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign swindlers.
~ Congressional Record 12595-12603, June 10, 1932
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
~ Mohandas Gandhi
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.
~ Noam Chomsky
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
~ Thomas Jefferson
To move forward, we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth Community with a common destiny.
~ The Earth Charter
We humans have a brief window of opportunity to navigate the passage from a 5,000 year Era of Empire characterized by domination and violence against life to an Era of Earth Community characterized by peaceful partnership. This passage to a new level of species maturity promises a more secure and fulfilling life for all. It is ours to choose.
~ David Korten
It is all sacred. Every hill and every valley. Our land is a living thing, not a grave of forgetfulness under our feet. ~ Owen M. Edwards, cited in Emyr Humphreys The Taliesin Tradition
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.
~ Thomas Pynchon
We are a compass pointing to the possible. We are the green shoots sprouting through the rubble of the toxic Industrial/War/Consumer Empire. We embrace our radical uncertainty and dare now to live the reality of a compassionate, awakened vision. ~ me
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