"The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie..." - John F. Kennedy by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

The myth became president in 2008 and is still holding office (maybe sooner but I was too young or non-existent to judge).

Cheer up though, this is all across the world except for maybe Tibet and/or Antarctica. Perfectly normal!

"The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie..." - John F. Kennedy by magnora7 in quotes

[–]HurkaDurka 5 insightful - 2 funny5 insightful - 1 funny6 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

Nailed it. He was right about a lot of things. Including his position on AIPAC...

"The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them." - Gene Roddenberry by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Alduin 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Sounds like a nice ideal. I don't know how true it is... Most of the civilizations I consider to be historically the "strongest" were pretty damn good at fighting wars.

"The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually..." - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

According to kingian.net:

President Kennedy, himself opposed to the march, met King afterwards with enthusiasm - repeating King's line back to him; "I have a dream", while nodding with approval.

Then again, President Kennedy was also assassinated, so this doesn't disprove what you're saying.

“A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions tell me that's true, but the facts and evidence tell me it is not.” Ronald Reagan by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]trevmon 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

he was a puppet and didn't know what was going on, this was lowkey admitting that and he felt bad about it, CIA and poppy bush were running things.

"The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually..." - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

[–]trevmon 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

soon as he woke up and organized a march on washington, a legit revolution, he was killed, no longer useful to the rich for dividing and conquering along race lines.

“A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions tell me that's true, but the facts and evidence tell me it is not.” Ronald Reagan by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Riff 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

"How many times must I be used as an example for why sourceless quotes with an image file attached isn't very trustworthy?" -Abraham Lincoln

"The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them." - Gene Roddenberry by magnora7 in quotes

[–]HurkaDurka 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

This dude was full of wisdom. I just recently started TNG over too. It's somehow full of life lessons that I learned as a really young kid.

"30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You" (2013-04-14) by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

I was reading these and assumed that the author was named above the quote. Tubman's quote threw me off for a moment.

Harriet Tubman

  1. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

"30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You" (2013-04-14) by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Thanks for trying.

It came up in the recording here: /s/DecentralizeAllThings/comments/cjz/how_you_are_controlled_by_your_human_rights/ It starts out alright but then gets weak and tiresome with no way to speed it up. I don't recommend listening past a couple minutes if at all.

The first quote was transcribed from this unknown voice guy. I'd heard it before too, but couldn't find it, so I assumed it wasn't an exact quote. So I shortened it, still with no luck searching.

The problem finding it is that there are a HELOVALOT of quotes about freedom.

"30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You" (2013-04-14) by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]SundogsPlace 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Well, I'm glad Twain at least still comes up on the list..... I see what you're looking for, and off the top of my head, well it's a blank, but so close...lol.

The 2 quotes you came up with,"Show me what you value more than your freedom and I'll show you the tools of your enslavement", and "What is valued more than freedom become tools of enslavement", aren't bad in, and of themselves.

The closest I can come up with is Patrick Henry: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains, and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"

"30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You" (2013-04-14) by JasonCarswell in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I was looking for a quote and came up with these lists.

A search for "Show me what you value more than your freedom and I'll show you the tools of your enslavement" or even "What is valued more than freedom become tools of enslavement" comes up with nothing. Seeking citations.

"Top 100 Money Quotes of All Time" Forbes (2014-04-30) https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertberger/2014/04/30/top-100-money-quotes-of-all-time/#1c9384c14998

Doesn't even include my fave:

" To walk in money through the night crowd, protected by money, lulled by money, dulled by money, the crowd itself a money, the breath money, no least single object anywhere that is not money, money, money everywhere and still not enough, and then no money or a little money or less money or more money, but money, always money, and if you have money or you don't have money it is the money that counts and money makes money, but what makes money make money? " ~ Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn (1939)

"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." John Lennon by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]althekemist 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

The Medium is the message...a box with which to screen and monitor. (In Mr. Lennon's day it was TV...put face in phone...)

“Watching television...” Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

Depends on what I'm watching. If it's ad-free viewings of Bill Hicks that I've never seen before, I might have to disagree ;)

"It is very easy to defeat someone..." Dr Abdul Kalaam by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

Says the gladiator, at a slave raffle.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Ya. I've got at least 6 or 7 of his books. Hegemony was my fave.

He was my fave for a long time.

War is war, whether it's humanitarian support or whatever. Whether it's for the Kurds or whatever. Lately I've heard the Kurds are puppets too, so there's that.

Read this: /s/Syria/comments/bdz/noam_chomsky_explains_his_muddied_views_on_syria/

I never really got close to being happy with these:

https://infogalactic.com/info/File:NoamChomsky_Drawing.png

https://infogalactic.com/info/File:NoamChomsky_EnjoyInformedPrivilege-Tall.png

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Can you find a specific article that says he said he wants to invade Syria? Chomsky is pretty unilaterally anti-war, it's kind of his thing. I've read several of his books. I'd be blown away if he was advocating for US intervention in Syria

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I agree. But Jimmy Dore has said it twice now. His vision may be limited, he may be a limitted hangout, he may be a comedian, but he wouldn't say something like that being such an Aggressive Progressive. It's a big thing to him.

I'm going to start reading: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Chomsky+on+Syria+intervention

There's no shortage so it's better just to sort by the last month rather than getting stuff from years ago.

"Society is like a stew..." Edward Abbey by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

That article borrowed the zero hedge motif.

"Society is like a stew..." Edward Abbey by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Kombucha expert indeed...

"Society is like a stew..." Edward Abbey by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 3 funny1 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 3 funny -  (0 children)

kombucha stew lol

"Society is like a stew..." Edward Abbey by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

What kind of stew is that guy making???