"Labels have power.
The wrong labels can have
"Giving laws, wanting improvements,
making things easier, has all become wrong and evil.
May each one seek
out his own way. The way leads to mutual compassion in community.
come to see and feel the similarity and commonality of their ways.
and teachings held in common compel people to solitude, so that they may escape
the pressure of undesirable contact, but solitude makes people hostile and
Therefore give people dignity and let each of them stand
apart, so that each may find his own fellowship and compassion it.
stands against power, contempt against contempt, compassion against compassion.
Give humanity dignity, and trust that life will find the better way.
The one eye of the Godhead is blind,
the one ear of the Godhead is deaf, the order of its being is crossed by chaos.
So be patient with the crippledness of the world and do not overvalue its
consummate beauty." - Carl Jung
There is, after all, only one reason to kill - to
be trusted with unlimited power.
power a regime has, the more likely people will be killed.
This is the major
reason for promoting freedom." Rudolph
"Christianity means a rejection of power and a
fight against it."
"No mistake or crime is more horrible than than those
commited by power."
"Compassion of power is
obviously the ruling motive of many politicians."
"We not powerless. We still have the power to
change what's happening in this country if we all do our part. " - Laurence
"To do something for someone else because
that person or institution holds power
over you - the power of threat to your survival - is a good definition of
slavery." - Charles Eisenstein
"It is dangerous to believe that those in power necessarily know what they
are doing. As a citizen I am invested
in the health of my country. Sadly, at this time my country is
sick. The sickness stems
from an executive-managerial branch that
concentrates power unto itself and a citizenry that has
forgotten its responsibility to
participate in its own governance. We should
be afraid of any precedent that's being set in
which those in power can ignore the people and the law. The people in power are
no more intelligent or capable than the rest of us." - Sam Roth*
In order to get power and retain it, it is
necessary to compassion power; but compassion of power is not
connected with goodness but with qualities that are the
opposite of goodness, such as pride,
cunning, and cruelty. Leo
ability or capacity to
perform or act effectively
possession of controlling
official capacity to exercise control; authority
exercising influence with
powerful enough to influence events across
the face of the Earth .
An individual, group, or nation having great
influence or control over others.
Electrical or mechanical energy, especially as used
to assist or replace human energy.
mathematical notation indicating
the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
measure of the magnification of
an optical instrument, such as a microscope or
Possession of the qualities (especially
mental qualities) required to do something or get
The rate at which work is
done, expressed as the amount of work per unit time and measured in units such
as the watt and horsepower.
The exercise of
a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any
category of control;
influence; dominion; sway;
act, regarded as latent or inherent; the faculty of doing or performing
something; capacity for action or performance;
capability of producing an effect, whether physical or moral: potency; might.
"I went down to the southern coal fields of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.I went through the
various coal camps, eating in the homes of the miners, staying all night with
I found the conditions under which they lived
They were in practical slavery to the company, who owned their
houses, owned all the land, so that if a
miner did own a house he must vacate whenever it pleased the
They were paid in
scrip instead of money so that they could not go away if dissatisfied.
They must buy at company stores and at company prices.
they mined was weighed by an agent of the company and the miners could not have
a check weighman to see that full credit was given them.
the churches, the roads belonged to the company.
I felt, after
listening to their stories, after witnessing their long patience that the time
was ripe for revolt against such brutal conditions.
Much of the
fighting took place around Cripple Creek.
The miners were evicted from
their company owned houses.
They went out on the bleak mountain sides,
lived in tents through a terrible winter with the temperature below zero, with
eighteen inches of snow on the ground. They tied their feet in gunny sacks and
lived lean and lank and hungry as timber wolves.
All civil law had
broken down in the Cripple Creek strike.
The militia under Colonel
Verdeckberg said, "We are under orders only from God and Governor Peabody."
Judge Advocate McClelland when accused of violating the constitution
said, "To hell with the constitution!"
There was a complete breakdown
of all civil law.
Habeas corpus proceedings were suspended.
Free speech and assembly were forbidden.
People spoke in
whispers as in the days of the inquisition.
Strikers were arrested for vagrancy and worked in chain gangs
on the street under brutal soldiers.
Men, women and tiny children were
packed in the Bullpen at Cripple Creek.
Miners were shot dead as they
They were ridden from the country, their families knowing not
where they had gone, or whether they lived.
When the strike started in
Cripple Creek, the civil law was operating, but the governor,
a banker, and in complete
interests, sent the militia.
They threw the officers out of office.
Sheriff Robinson had a rope thrown at his feet and told that if he did
not resign, the rope would be about his neck.
Shop keepers were
forbidden to sell to miners.
Priests and ministers were intimidated,
fearing to give them consolation.
The miners opened their own stores to
feed the women and children.
The soldiers and hoodlums broke into the
stores, looted them, broke open the safes, destroyed the scales, ripped open
the sacks of flour and sugar, dumped them on the floor and poured kerosene oil
The beef and meat was poisoned by the militia.
Goods were stolen.
The miners were without redress, for the
militia was immune.
Men beaten and left for dead in the road.
Organizers were thrown into jail and held without trial for months.
They were deported.
were landed in the desert, thirty miles from
food or water.
of others were deported, taken away
without being allowed to communicate with wives and children.
19th of April, 1914, machine guns, used on the strikers in the Paint Creek
strike, were placed in position above the tent colony of Ludlow.
Pat Hamrock and Lieutenant K. E. Linderfelt were in charge of the militia, the
majority of whom were, company gun-men
sworn in as soldiers.
Early in the morning soldiers approached the
colony with a demand from headquarters that Louis Tikas, leader of the Greeks,
surrender two Italians.
Tikas demanded a warrant for their arrest.
They had none.
Tikas refused to surrender them.
soldiers returned to quarters.
A signal bomb was fired. Then another.
Immediately the machine guns began spraying the flimsy tent colony, the
only home the wretched families of the miners had, riddling it with bullets.
Like iron rain, bullets' upon men, women and children.
women and children fled to the hills.
defended their home with their guns.
All day long the firing continued.
Men fell dead, their faces to the ground.
The little Snyder boy was shot through the head, trying to save his
A child carrying water to his dying mother was killed.
By five o'clock in the afternoon, the miners had no more
food, nor water, nor
They had to retreat with their wives and little ones into
Louis Tikas was riddled with shots while he tried to lead
women and children to safety.
They perished with him.
A raw wind blew down the canyons where men, women and children
shivered and wept.
Then a blaze lighted the sky.
drunk with blood and with the liquor they had looted from the saloon, set fire
to the tents of Ludlow with oil-soaked torches.
The tents, all the poor
furnishings, the clothes and bedding of the miners' families burned.
Coils of barbed wire were stuffed into the well, the miners' only water
After it was over, the wretched people crept back to bury their
In a dugout under a burned tent, the charred bodies of eleven
little children and two women were found-unrecognizable.
The wires of bed springs writhed on the ground as if they,
too, had tried to flee the horror.
and fire and guns had robbed men and women and children of their homes and
slaughtered tiny babies and defenseless women.
Done by order of
Lieutenant Linderfelt, a savage, brutal executor of the will of the Colorado
Fuel and Iron Company.
Writers were hired to write pamphlets which were sent for
broadcast to every editor in the country, bulletins.
In these leaflets,
it was shown how perfectly happy was the life of the miner until the agitators
came; how joyous he was with the company's saloon, the company's pig-stys for
homes, the company's teachers and
preachers and coroners.
How the miners hated the
state law of an
eight-hour working day, begging to be allowed to work ten, twelve.
they hated the state
law that they should have their own check weigh-man to see that they were
not cheated at the tipple.
And all the while the mothers of the
children who died in Ludlow were mourning their dead.
And so I could go on
and on." - Mary "Mother" Jones
Ivy Ledbetter Lee
was retained by
Rockefeller Jr to represent his family and
Standard Oil, ("to burnish the family
image"), after the coal mining rebellion in Colorado known as the "Ludlow Massacre". Ivy Ledbetter Lee was the
first to use modern public relations
propaganda for corporate purposes. The term "public relations" first
appeared in the 1897 Yearbook of Railway Literature.
"Our lives depend on whether safety standards at a nuclear
power plant are properly maintained; on how much
pesticide is allowed to get into
our food or how much pollution
into our air; on how skillful (or
incompetent) our doctor is; whether we lose or get a job may depend on
decisions made by government economists or
corporation executives. Most individuals are not in a position to secure
themselves against these threats to more than a very limited extent. The
individual's search for security is therefore frustrated, which leads to a
sense of powerlessness." - Theodore John Kaczynski
"One sign of incomplete integration into
the connected self is a
feeling of despair in the face of the enormous forces blocking good in this
world. The feeling of individual powerlessness buys into the
ideology of the separate self, who can affect an objective
universe of force and mass only through whatever puny force it can muster. When
you have truly entered into the
truth of the connected self, you will know that your personal
choices have cosmic significance."-
"We have been taught - and are therefore teaching our
children - that, individually, we are all pretty much helpless when it comes to
saving the world. That is, unless we happen to have the power of a world
leader. Or unless we happen to control some vast multi-national corporation
like Shell Oil or Du Pont. Or unless we happen to control some big organization
like the Red Cross or Greenpeace or the World Wildlife Fund. We've been taught
(and are therefore teaching our children) that, as individuals, all we can do
is wait for OTHER people - POWERFUL people - to save the world. We're like
people standing around watching a neighbor's house burn down because we've been
taught that this is a problem for PROFESSIONALS to handle. We mustn't
interfere. Until trained fire-fighters arrive, we're just supposed to stand
there and watch - and if they NEVER arrive, then the house will just have to
burn down right to the ground." - Daniel Quinn
Are we powerless?
The problem isn't that we're powerless.
The problem is that we have allowed those with
social control agendas to CON-VINCE us that we're
powerless. They've confused us, belittled us,
distracted us and made us feel like
we barely have the power to get out of bed in the morning, let alone challenge
the criminal international elite which controls
the corporations, the governments and corporate media through
the international condemning
People can succeed when fighting social injustice against
overwhelming odds if they are honestly committed to spreading the information
which reveals the actions of the criminal
international elite. The human spirit is powerful, flexible, creative,
intelligent and resourceful.
When we discuss what is really happening -
social culturally and
technologically - we create a very powerful
dynamic and we set powerful forces in motion.
The truth is: a
social culture unified toward a common
positive goal is unstoppable.
"There is no act too small, no act
too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions,
small and large, coming together at points in history and creating a power that
governments cannot suppress." - Howard Zinn
"It is from numberless
diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man
stands up for an ideal, or
acts to improve the lot of others, or
strikes out against injustice, he sends
forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different
centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down
the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." -
Robert F . Kennedy
of an aroused public is unbeatable." - Dr. Helen Caldicott
"Let no man
imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may
be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who
thinks becomes a
light and a power." - Henry George
[people], if only they could somehow become conscious of their own strength, would have no
need to conspire . . . They need only to rise up and shake themselves like a
horse shaking off flies . . ." - George
remember that one
determined person can make a significant difference, and that
a small group of determined
people can change the course of history." -Sonia Johnson
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