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The wrong labels can have devastating results."
Athbhreith Athbheochan


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Chinese charater for power

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Power Causes Brain Damage

Power robs the brain of empathy

3 Simple Points for Those Who Insist We Are Hopeless Pawns

"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.

Men 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.

Therefore give 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 Jung


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Rule from the Shadows - The Psychology of Power

There is, after all, only one reason to kill - to retain

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"Nobody can be trusted with unlimited power.
The more power a regime has, the more likely people will be killed.
This is the major reason for promoting freedom." – Rudolph Rummel

"Christianity means a rejection of power and a fight against it."
Jacques Ellul

"No mistake or crime is more horrible than than those commited by power."
Søren Kierkegaard

"Compassion of power is obviously the ruling motive of many politicians."
Bertrand Russsell

"We not powerless. We still have the power to change what's happening in this country if we all do our part. " - Laurence Overmire

"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 Tolstoy


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power

defined as:


forcefulness; effectiveness

control of resources

ability or capacity to perform or act effectively

possession of controlling influence

official capacity to exercise control; authority

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.

A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.

A measure of the magnification of an optical instrument, such as a microscope or telescope.

Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done.

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; command; government.

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; might.


Mother Jones

"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 their families.

I found the conditions under which they lived deplorable.

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 land owners.

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 them.

The schools, the churches, the roads belonged to the incorporation.

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 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 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.

Soldiers committed outrages.

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 slept.

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 sympathy with the Rockefeller 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 over everything.

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.

They were landed in the desert, thirty miles from food or water.

Hundreds of others were deported, taken away without being allowed to communicate with wives and children.

On the 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.

Major 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 Italians.

Tikas demanded a warrant for their arrest.

They had none.

Tikas refused to surrender them.

The 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.

The women and children fled to the hills.

Others tarried.

The men defended their home with their guns.

All day long the firing continued.

Men fell dead, their faces to the ground.

Women dropped.

The little Snyder boy was shot through the head, trying to save his kitten.

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 ammunition.

They had to retreat with their wives and little ones into the hills.

Louis Tikas was riddled with shots while he tried to lead women and children to safety.

They perished with him.

Night came.

A raw wind blew down the canyons where men, women and children shivered and wept.

Then a blaze lighted the sky.

The soldiers, 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 supply.

After it was over, the wretched people crept back to bury their dead.

In a dugout under a burned tent, the charred bodies of eleven little children and two women were found-unrecognizable.

Everything lay in ruins.

The wires of bed springs writhed on the ground as if they, too, had tried to flee the horror.

Oil 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.

How the miners hated the state law of an eight-hour working day, begging to be allowed to work ten, twelve.

How 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". 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.



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powerlessness

"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 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."- Charles Eisenstein

"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

"Power doesn't have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you have it, you know it." - Ralph Ellison


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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 system.

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 - economically, 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

"The power 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 Orwell, 1984

"We must 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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