"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.
will come to see and feel the similarity and commonality of their ways.
Laws 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 venomous.
people dignity and let each of them stand apart, so that each may find his
own fellowship and compassion it.
Power 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
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."
"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 influence
official capacity to exercise control;
possessing and exercising influence with authority
A state 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
The exercise of a faculty; the
employment of strength; the exercise of any category of control; influence;
dominion; sway; command;
Ability to 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;
"I went down to the southern coal fields of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron incorporation.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 incorporation, 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 incorporation stores and at incorporation prices.
The coal they mined was weighed by an agent of the incorporation and
the miners could not have a check weighman to see that full credit was given
The schools, the churches, the roads belonged to the
I felt, after listening to their stories, after
witnessing their long patience that the time was ripe for revolt against such
Much of the fighting took place around Cripple
The miners were evicted from their incorporation 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
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
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
Soldiers committed outrages.
arrested for vagrancy and worked in chain gangs on the street under brutal
Men, women and tiny children were packed in the Bullpen at
Miners were shot dead as they slept.
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
dumped them on the floor and poured kerosene oil over everything.
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.
thrown into jail and held without trial for months.
They were landed
in the desert, thirty miles from food or water.
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, incorporation 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
Tikas demanded a warrant for their arrest.
Tikas refused to surrender them.
The soldiers returned to
A signal bomb was fired. Then another.
the machine guns began spraying the flimsy tent colony, the only home the
wretched families of the miners had, riddling it with bullets.
iron rain, bullets' upon men, women and children.
The women and
children fled to the hills.
The men 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 incorporation.
Rockefeller got busy.
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 incorporation's saloon, the incorporation's pig-stys for
homes, the incorporation's teachers and preachers and coroners.
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 John D.
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".
Ledbetter Lee was the first to use
modern public relations
propaganda for corporate
The term "public relations" first appeared in the 1897 Yearbook of Railway
"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." -
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 seperate 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 firefighters 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 banking
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
"But the [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
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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