democracy

A Quote by Adolf Hitler on discovery, elections, democracy, choice, and illusion

Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election.

Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

Contributed by: Lucid

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, possessions, modernity, egologism, privatism, isolationism, ego, sharing, generosity, culture, politics, democracy, and aristeia

From moderns’ manic phobias about socialism and communism it is patent that this is a civilization of paralytic egologism, of psychotic proprietarism:  the American aborigines who were genocidally extinguished by waves of whites saw most sharply the truth about modernity’s manias—“The love of possessions is a disease with them.”  In moderns’ culture of abstracted ego and intensified but destitute “consciousness,” the aristic ethos not just of sharing and generosity but also of open communication, forthrightness, honesty, and candor has demonstrably perished.  There are utterly not enough aristic personalities surviving to make a commonality of culture feasible any longer:  “politics” has become a dark euphemism for organized deception, hi-tech manipulation, and Olympian Machiavellian intrigues, and “democracy” in that world-order is so moribund it can be little more than a pious verbalism, a rhetorical fraud.

Kenneth Smith

Source: http://www.tcj.com/?p=605

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Van Jones on change, economy, green, environment, affluence, democracy, and laws

To change our laws and culture, the green movement must attract and include the majority of all people, not just the majority of affluent people.

Van Jones

Source: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Frank Salvato on despots, tyranny, democracy, elections, liberty, leadership, and freedom

 

Despots can hide behind the word democracy, they can hide behind rigged elections, but they can't hide behind the actions they take that limit liberty. It's all about the liberty thing...not the democracy thing. If liberty is being devalued, limited, decreased or otherwise compromised then we have to scrutinize the leadership for what they are doing. Bottom line, those who limit liberty are no friends to freedom.

Frank Salvato

Contributed by: Frank

A Quote by Albert Einstein on democracy, equality, and politics

My political ideal is democracy.  Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 9 (The World As I See It)

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, america, education, freedom, democracy, will, politics, and economics

American democracy is a chess-game in which pawns imagine themselves to be free individuals with wills of their own: that delusion is one of the rules of the game, without which the game could not continue. I doubt anyone, no matter how sharp and sharp-tongued, could succeed in getting across to high school students how vital an acute mind is for just keeping a grip on one's life and earnings in our mendacious politics and economics. No wonder our school system is devoutly dedicated to demoralizing and blunting such minds.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Abbie Hoffman on democracy and dissension

" You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives it's assimilated conformists"

Abbie Hoffman (1936 - 1989)

Contributed by: Barb

A Quote by John Winthrop on setting example, moral obligation, and democracy

For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.

John Winthrop (1588 - 1649)

Contributed by: Melissa

A Quote by unknown on work, commitment, identity, antithesis, democracy, and adapt

The corporate workplace, where people are kept in thrall, where total commitment is the norm, where people are stripped off their identity and have to adapt a code of conduct. This is the very antithesis of democracy. -.-

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on democracy, masquerade, and fascism

-WE HAVE A PSEUDO DEMOCRACY THAT IS ACTUALLY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FASCISM MASQUERADING. -Horowitz-

unknown

Contributed by: capreycorn

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