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Corporatism QUOTES. Fascism - a merger of state and corporate power. Mussolini.

by Stealth fascism.
Many QUOTES. Illustrated with images.
"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."
--Benito Mussolini. (from Encyclopedia Italiana, Giovanni Gentile, editor).

"Capitalism is Man Exploiting Man;
Communism is just the opposite.
-- Old East Block Joke

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corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate
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<p><font color="#000000">"The only difference between <b><i> Bush and Gore</i></b> is the velocity with which <b><i>
their knees hit the floor when corporations knock at the door."</i></b><br>
 -- Ralph <i><b> Nader</b></i></font></p>

<p><font size="5"><b>Don't forget to check out the World Incarceration Rates
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<p>Note: I don't know who some of these authors are, but I am intrigued by the
quotes, whether I agree or disagree with them. On this website there are more web pages
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<p><i>"Fascism should more appropriately be called </i>
<b><i> corporatism</i></b><i> because it is a <b> merger of state and corporate</b> power."</i>
 --Benito Mussolini.</b>
(from Encyclopedia Italiana, Giovanni Gentile, editor).

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<p>"Think of <b><i>the press as a great keyboard</i></b> on which the
government can play." <br>
 -- Joseph <b><i>Goebbels, Nazi</i></b> Propaganda Minister. </p>

<p>"Satan for president --  <b><i>why settle for the lesser of two evils." </i></b><br>
 -- Anonymous T-Shirt Quote.</p>

<p><b><i><img border="0" src="" align="right">About
the image. Elephant and donkey,</i></b> the respective mascots of the Republican (GOP)
and Democrat parties in the USA.</p>

<p>"Capitalism is Man Exploiting Man;<br>
Communism is just the opposite. <br>
<b><i> --  Old East Block Joke</i></b><br>
Q: What has Boris Yeltsin succeeded<br>
in doing, in just a few years, <br>
Which the Communists weren't able<br>
to do in seventy years?<br>
A: Make Communism look good."<br>
<b><i> --  Russian joke, mid-1990s.</i></b></p>

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"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and
<b><i> it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship</i></b> ...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." <br>
 -- <b><i>Hermann Goering, Nazi Air Force (Luftwaffe) commander,</i></b> at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II. </p>

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<b><a name="majin">*The <font size="5"> MAJORITY</font> of the <font size="5"> 2
MILLION U.S. prisoners</font> are incarcerated due to the
</i><font size="5"><b><i>DRUG WAR!</i></b></font><i>

<b> The Drug-War Industrial Complex.</b>
The U.S. drug-war inmate MAJORITY is calculated by adding together prisoners who
have committed
drug crimes,
drug-related crimes (such as robbing to get money for drugs that are expensive
because of the drug war), drug trade crimes, drug-related parole violations, etc.. The
USA has 5% of the world's population and <b><i> 25% of the world's 8 MILLION
prisoners.</i></b> As of the year 2000 the <b><i> USA again has the world's highest incarceration
rate!</i></b> It is 5 to 17 times higher than all other Western (long
democratic traditions) nations. The US rate is <b><i>almost 4 times higher than in
1980</i></b> at the time of Reagan's election. 6.5 million adults, or 1
in 32 adults in the USA, or<i> <b> 3.1% of adults, were under correctional supervision (in jail, in prison, on probation, or on
parole) at yearend 2000. </b></i>Statistics,
references, links, and charts: <br> 
and  <br> 
and  <br>

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<p>"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that <b><i>a
financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S.</i></b>
since the days of Andrew Jackson." <br>
 -- Franklin D. <b><i>Roosevelt</i></b></p>

<p><img border="0" src="" align="right">"There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print.
<b><i> I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper</i></b> I am connected with.
... <b><i>We are the tools and vassals of rich men</i></b> behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance."<br>
 -- <b><i>John Swinton,</i></b> then the <b><i>preeminent New York
journalist,</i></b> as guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of
his craft. Probably in <i><b>1880.</b></i> Source: Labor's Untold Story, by
Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio
& Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979. </p>

<p>"The <b><i> World Bank, IMF, and private banks</i></b> have consistently <b><i> lavished huge sums on terror regimes,</i></b> following their displacement of democratic governments, and a number of quantitative studies have shown a systematic positive relationship between U.S. and IMF/World Bank aid to countries and their violations of human rights." <br>
 -- <b><i>Edward S. Herman, economist,</i></b> U.S. media and foreign policy critic,
and author of <i> <b> The Real Terror Network. <br>
</b></i> </p>

<p>"According to Business Week, the <b><i> average CEO</i></b> [Chief Executive
Officer] made <b><i> 42 times the average blue-collar worker's pay in 1980,</i></b> 85 times in 1990 and a staggering
<b><i> 531 times in 2000."</i></b><br>
 -- AFL-CIO "Executive Paywatch" <br> </p>

<p>"We also became aware of <b><i>deep connections</i></b> between the <b><i>law-enforcement
</i></b>community <b><i>and</i></b> the <b><i>intelligence community.</i></b> I,
personally, <b><i>repeatedly</i></b> heard from prosecutors and people in the
law-enforcement world that <b><i>CIA agents were required to sit in</i></b> on
the debriefing of various people who were being questioned about the drug trade.
They were required to be present when <b><i>witnesses were being prepped for
certain drug trials.</i></b> At various times the intelligence community
inserted itself in that legal process. I believe that that was an impropriety;
that that should not have occurred." <br>
 -- <b><i>Jack Blum,</i></b> former <b><i>special counsel to the 1987
"Kerry" Committee</i></b> (Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on
Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations), speaking before the October <b><i>1996</i></b>
Senate Select Intelligence Committee on alleged CIA drug trafficking to fund
Nicaraguan Contras in the 1980s. Chaired by Senator Arlen Specter, author of the
"magic" single-bullet theory of the Warren Commission on the Kennedy
assassination.<br> </p>

<p>"How fortunate for governments that the <b><i>people</i></b> they
administer <b><i>don't think.</i></b>" <br>
 -- Adolf <b><i>Hitler. </i></b></p>

<p>"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world
-- <b><i>no longer a Government of free opinion,</i></b> no longer a Government by conviction
<b><i> and vote of the majority,</i></b> but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." <br>
 -- <b><i>Woodrow Wilson,</i></b> U.S. President during World War I. </p>

<p>"I hope we shall... <b><i> crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations,</i></b> which dare
already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our
country." <br>
 -- <b><i>Thomas Jefferson</i></b> to George Logan, <b><i> 1816. </i></b><br> </p>

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country ...
<b><i> corporations have been enthroned</i></b> and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people
<b><i> until</i></b> all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and <b><i> the Republic is destroyed.</i></b> I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war."<br>
 -- <b><i>Abraham Lincoln</i></b>, letter to Col. William F. Elkins, Nov 21,
<b><i> 1864.</i></b> Reference: The Lincoln Encyclopedia, Archer H. Shaw (Macmillan, 1950, NY) </p>

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<p><i>"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the
people tolerate <b> the growth of private power </b> </i> to a point where it becomes
<i> <b> stronger
than their democratic state</b> itself. </i><b><i> That, in essence, is fascism</i></b><i> - ownership of
government <b> by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling power.</b>
Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is
growing."</i>  <br>
 --<b>President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.</b> (One Thousand Americans,
George Seldes, page 5.)<br> </p>

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<p>"Next the <b><i>statesmen will invent cheap lies,</i></b> putting the
blame upon the nation that is attacked, and <b><i>every man will be glad</i></b>
of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, <b><i>and
refuse to examine any refutations</i></b> of them; and thus he will by and by
convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep
he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." <br>
 -- <b><i>Mark Twain,</i></b> in The Mysterious Stranger. <b><i>1916.</i></b> </p>

<p>"... At that interview the [CIA] recruitment officer told me he wanted me to join the Agency and then return to Los Angeles where I would attend the Los Angeles Police Academy and
<b><i> use my position as a police officer as a cover.</i></b> The CIA officer provided me with a stack of documents which he said were necessary for me to complete for a background check. The interview ended.
Because <b><i> I knew that CIA domestic operations were illegal</i></b> and because I felt extremely uncomfortable with that proposition, I never completed the forms or had any further official contact with the Agency until seven years later.
After my graduation from UCLA <b><i> in June 1973 I joined the LAPD ... "</i></b><br>
 -- <b><i>Mike Ruppert, ex-Los Angeles narcotics cop. 1997</i></b> written
statement submitted to Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. <br> </p>

<p>"...<b><i>somebody has to take governments' place, and business seems to
me to be a logical entity to do it." </i></b><br>
 -- <b><i>David Rockefeller</i></b> - Newsweek International, Feb 1 <b><i>1999.</i></b></p>

<p>"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed,
for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily
deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. <b><i>The primitive
simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey</i></b> to a big lie
than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be
ashamed to tell a big one." <br>
"Through <b><i>clever and constant application</i></b> of propaganda,
people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to
consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." <br>
 -- From <b><i>Benito Mussolini,</i></b> contributing to the <b><i>"London
Sunday Express," December 8, 1935.</i></b></p>

<p>"<b><i>For criminal organizations,</i></b> participating in <b><i>covert
operations offers much more than money.</i></b> They may get a voice in <b><i>selecting
the new government.</i></b> They may get a government that owes them for help in
coming to power. They may be able to use their connections with the United
States government to enhance their political power at home and to wave off the
efforts of the American law enforcement community." <br>
 -- <b><i>Jack Blum.</i></b> Prepared October <b><i>1996</i></b> statement
of <b><i>former special counsel to the 1987 "Kerry" Committee</i></b>
(Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International
Operations), for the October 1996 Senate Select Intelligence Committee on
alleged CIA drug trafficking to fund Nicaraguan Contras in the 1980s. Chaired by
Senator Arlen Specter, author of the "magic" single-bullet theory of
the Warren Commission on the Kennedy assassination. </p>

<p>"<b><i>Death squads</i></b> have been created and used by the CIA around
the world -- particularly the Third World -- <b><i>since the late 1940s,</i></b>
a fact ignored by the elite-owned media." <br>
 -- <b><i>Ralph McGehee,</i></b> former <b><i>CIA</i></b> analyst. CIABASE; <br>
The Crisis of Democracy   <br> <br>
also author of Deadly Deceits: My 25 years in the CIA<br> </p>

<p><b><i>"It's coming through a hole in the air,</i></b><br>
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.<br>
It's coming from the feel<br>
that it ain't exactly real,<br>
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.<br>
...Democracy is coming to the U.S.A." <br>
 -- <b><i>Leonard Cohen. From the song called "The Future."</i></b></p>

<p>"The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. And <b><i>when
you're inside, and look around, what do you see?</i></b> Businessmen. Teachers.
Lawyers. Carpenters. <b><i>The very minds of the people we are trying to save.</i></b>
But, until we do, these people are still a part of that system. And, that makes
them our enemy. You have to understand: <b><i>Most of these people are not ready
to be unplugged.</i></b> And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent
on the system, that they will fight to protect it.<br>
 -- Morpheus <b><i>(from the flick "The Matrix")</i></b></p>

<p>"I know of no country in which there is <b><i>so little independence of
mind and real freedom of discussion </i></b>as in <b><i>America.</i></b>" <br>
 -- Alexis de Tocqueville, French political thinker, traveller, author of
Democracy in America. 1805-1859. </p>

<p>"<b><i>Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,</i></b> and I'm not sure about the former." <br>
 -- Albert <b><i> Einstein</i></b> </p>

<p>"Italian police came into the rooms where people were sleeping.
Everybody raised up their hands, calling out 'Pacifisti!' And they beat the shit
out of every person there ... There was <b><i>blood at every sleeping spot,
pools of it</i></b> in some places." <br>
 -- Starhawk, American activist in <b><i> Genoa.</i></b> Reporting on <b><i> G8</i></b>
economic summit and counter-summit events, July <b><i>
2001.</i></b> </p>

<p>"We have no honorable intentions in <b><i>Vietnam.</i></b> Our minimal
expectation is to <b><i>occupy it as an American colony and maintain social
stability for our investments.</i></b> This tells why American helicopters are
being used against guerrillas in <b><i>Colombia</i></b> and <b><i>Peru.</i></b>
Increasingly the role our nation has taken is the role of those who refuse to
give up the privileges and pleasures that come from the <b><i>immense profits of
overseas investment.</i></b>" <br>
 -- <b><i>Martin Luther King, Jr..</i></b> "A Time to Break the
Silence" speech given at Riverside Church, New York City, April 4, <b><i>1967.</i></b> <br> </p>

<p><b><i>"The American Republic will endure, until</i></b> politicians
realize they can bribe the people with their own money."<br>
 -- Alexis de Tocqueville</p>

<p>"The minority, <i><b>the ruling class</b></i> at present, <i><b>has the </b></i>schools
and<i><b> press,</b></i> usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This
enables it <b><i>to organize and sway the emotions of the masses,</i></b> and
make its tool of them." <br>
 -- <b><i>Albert Einstein</i></b> [while living in Germany or USA?] letter
to Sigmund Freud July 30, <b><i>1932.</i></b> </p>

<p><b><i>"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear</i></b> - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not<br>
blindly rally behind it ..." <br>
 -- <b><i>General Douglas MacArthur, 1957. </i></b></p>

<p><b><i>"For every dollar the boss has and didn't work for,</i></b> one of us worked for
a dollar and didn't get it."<br>
 -- Big Bill Haywood</p>

<p>"The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by
doing something, but by refraining from doing. <b><i>Great is truth, but still
greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth." </i></b><br>
 -- Aldous Huxley</p>

<p>"I helped purify <b><i>Nicaragua</i></b> for the international banking
house of Brown Brothers in <b><i>1909-1912.</i></b> I helped make <b><i>Mexico</i></b>
and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in <b><i>1914.</i></b> I
brought light to the <b><i>Dominican Republic</i></b> for American sugar
interests in <b><i>1916.</i></b> I helped make <b><i>Haiti</i></b> and <b><i>Cuba</i></b>
a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenue in. <b><i>I
helped in the rape of half a dozen Central American republics for</i></b> the
benefit of <b><i>Wall Street.</i></b>" <br>
 -- <b><i>General Smedley D. Butler,</i></b> former <b><i>U.S. Marine
Commandant.</i></b> In "Common Sense," November <b><i>1935.</i></b> </p>

<p><b><i>"The freedom of the press</i></b> belongs to those who <b><i> own one.</i></b>"<br>
 -- A.J. Liebling</p>

"In religion and politics <b><i> people's beliefs and convictions</i></b> are in almost every case
<b><i> gotten at second-hand, and without examination." </i></b><br>
 -- Mark Twain. </p>

<p>"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of
social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but <b><i>the
appalling silence of the good people.</i></b>" <br>
 -- <b><i>Martin Luther King, Jr.</i></b></p>

<p>"Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs
with a philosophical eye than <b><i>the easiness with which the many are
governed by the few,</i></b> and the implicit submission with which men resign
their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. When we inquire by
what means this wonder is effected, we shall find that, as force is always on
the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but
opinion. It is, therefore, <b><i>on opinion only that government is founded,</i></b>
and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments as
well as to the most free and most popular." <br>
 -- <b><i>David Hume.</i></b> Of the First Principles of Government. <b><i>1758. </i></b></p>

<p><b><i>*5-1968. Metropole Paris - May '68 Dates. A Chronology. "20. May -
An estimated 10 million workers are on strike; France is practically paralysed." </i></b><br>
and <br>  </p>

<p><b><i>"The situationists achieved their greatest notoriety in May 1968
when students provoked a revolt in the streets of Paris</i></b> against the
Gaullist regime. At the <b><i>end of 1967,</i></b> a radical manifesto surfaced
written by <b><i>Guy Debord,</i></b> which proved to have a major influence on
events in France. <b><i>‘The Society of the Spectacle’</i></b> claimed that
cinema, TV, papers and advertising were all part of a worldwide hegemony of
power in which <b><i>powerful vested interests had learned to rule with minimum
force</i></b> turning everything into a media event. The staged conventions of
the political parties to anoint politicians, the replacement of old
neighborhoods with shopping malls and fast food franchises was part of the ‘society
of the spectacle’ precisely because they helped to destroy the general
community. ‘There is no place left where people can discuss the realities that
concern them because they <b><i>can never lastingly free themselves from the
crushing presence of media discourse</i></b> and of the various forces organized
to relay it.’ "<br> </p>

<p>"Baisses-toi et broute."<br>
<b><i>"Bend your head and chew the cud."</i></b><br>
 -- Poster graffiti.<b><i> Paris. May 1968.</i></b><br> </p>

<p><b><i>More May 1968 Paris graffiti, slogans, posters, murals. <br>
and <br> </p>
<p>Alcohol kills. Take LSD.</p>
<p><b><i>Unbutton your mind as often as your fly.</i></b></p>
<p>“Every view of things that is not strange is false.” (Valéry)</p>
<p>Workers of all countries, enjoy!</p>
<p><b><i>Permanent cultural vibration.</i></b></p>
<p>Drive the cop out of your head.</p>
<p> </p>
<p><b><i>"In war, truth is the first casualty." </i></b><br>
 -- <b><i>Aeschylus. 525-456 B.C.</i></b></p>

<p><b><i>"Rise like Lions after slumber</i></b><br>
In unvanquishable number<br>
Shake your chains to earth like dew<br>
Which in sleep had fallen on you -<br>
Ye are many - they are few"<br>
 -<b><i>Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).</i></b> The Mask of Anarchy. <b><i>1819.</i></b><br> </p>

<p>"Shelley's exile was a time of great upheaval and <b><i>growing
inequality in England,</i></b> such equality has only been seen in modern times
in Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair's Britain. The Napoleonic Wars ended in
1815, although Britain was the victor it left a huge war debt and, as in the
aftermath of the First World War, it was the poor who were forced to pay the
price. In the <b><i>Peterloo Massacre, troops cut down and killed protesting
workers (1819). This was to influence Shelley</i></b> to write The Mask of
Anarchy and 'Ode to the West Wind'. ... The Mask of Anarchy <b><i>was not
published until after Shelley's death as the publisher feared prosecution."</i></b><br> </p>

<p><b><i>*7-2001. Guardian</i></b> Unlimited | Columnists | <b><i>New Labour's
creeping poverty gap. </i></b><br>
<a href=",5673,522411,00.html">,5673,522411,00.html
and <br> </p>

<p>"...the <b><i>rank and file are usually much more primitive</i></b> than
we imagine. <b><i>Propaganda</i></b> must therefore always be essentially simple
and repetitious. The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success
unless <b><i>one fundamental principle</i></b> is borne in mind
must <b><i>confine itself to a few points</i></b> and repeat them <b><i>over and
over.</i></b>" <br>
 -- Joseph <b><i>Goebbels, Nazi </i></b>Propaganda Minister. </p>

<p><b><i>"Instead of a war on poverty, They got a war on drugs,</i></b> So the police can
bother me." <br>
 -- <b><i>Tupac Shakur.</i></b> "Changes" from 2Pac Greatest Hits. </p>

<p>"In the counsels of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the
<b><i> Military Industrial Complex.</i></b> The potential for the <b><i> disastrous rise of misplaced power</i></b> exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."<br>
 -- <b><i>President Eisenhower - January 1961. </i></b></p>

<p><b><i>"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal" </i></b><br>
 -- Martin Luther King, Jr.</p>

<p><b><i>"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state</i></b>
to supplant our democratic government and is working closely
with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of
opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of
our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime. ... Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with
bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy.
They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power,
and they are helping to keep it there."<br>
 -- <b><i>William E. Dodd, U.S. Ambassador</i></b> to Germany, 1937. </p>

<p>"<b><i>Anyone who challenges</i></b> the prevailing orthodoxy <b><i>finds
himself silenced</i></b> with surprising effectiveness." <br>
 -- George <b><i>Orwell,</i></b> author of the book 1984. </p>

<p>"It is [free] market fundamentalism that has rendered the<br>
global capitalist system unsound and unsustainable...<b><i>market<br>
fundamentalism is today a greater threat to open society than<br>
any totalitarian ideology."</i></b><br>
 -- George <b><i>Soros</i></b>, legendary <b><i> billionaire</i></b> Wall Street marketeer<br>
from "The Crisis of Global Capitalism, Open Society<br>
Endangered", <b><i> 1998.</i></b></p>

<p><b><i>" does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
tireless minority</i></b> to set brush fires in people's minds" <br>
 -- Samuel Adams</p>

<p>"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a
day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove
<b><i> a
deliberate systematical job of reducing us to slaves."</i></b><br>
 -- Thomas Jefferson</p>

<p>"<b><i>As long as I count the votes, </i></b> what are you going to do about it?"<br>
 -- "Boss" Tweed</p>

<p><b><i>If some beggar steals a bridle he'll be hung by a man who's stolen a horse.</i></b> There's no surer justice in the world than that which makes the rich thief hang the poor one.<br>
 -- Peire Cardenal </p>

<p>"<b><i>If a lawyer</i></b> was arguing a case <b><i>before a judge</i></b>
and said, 'Your honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, <b><i>here
is $1,000.</i></b>' What would we call that? <b><i>We would call that a bribe.</i></b>
But if an <b><i>industry lobbyist</i></b> walks into the office of a <b><i>key
legislator</i></b> and hands her or him <b><i>a check for $1,000,</i></b> we
call that a campaign contribution. We should call it a bribe." <br>
 -- <b><i>Janice Fine,</i></b> Dollars and Sense magazine. </p>

<p>"The advanced nations have entered <b><i> a pre-fascist social condition</i></b> that
will ripen in various ugly ways if the market's imperatives prevail, if commerce
and finance refuse to compromise their objectives."<br>
 -- William Greider, quoted in <b><i> International Herald Tribune</i></b>, Dec 6, 1999,<br>
page 17</p>

<p>"Of course, <b><i>I have as much power as the President</i></b>
  -- <b><i>Bill Gates</i></b>, in "The Truth, The Whole Truth, and
Nothing But The Truth", Wired, November 2000. <br> </p>

<p>"Practically speaking, the opponents to a reform in Massachusetts are
not a hundred thousand politicians at the South, but a hundred thousand
merchants and farmers here, who are <b><i> more interested in commerce and agriculture
than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave</i></b> and
to Mexico, cost what it may. I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those
who, near at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of those far away, and
without whom the latter would be harmless."<br>
 -- Henry David Thoreau, <b><i> Civil Disobedience, 1849</i></b></p>

<p>"Since water is <b><i>as central to food production as seed</i></b> is,
and without water life is not possible, <i><b>Monsanto </b></i>Co. is now trying
to <i><b>establish its control over water.</b></i>" <br>
 -- Robert Fraley, <b><i>Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto,</i></b> in
The Hindu, Saturday, May 1, <b><i>1999. </i></b></p>

<p align="left">"We can have a democratic society or we can have the <b><i>concentration
of great wealth</i></b> in the hands of the few. We cannot have both." <br>
 -- <b><i>Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice</i></b> from <b><i>1916-1939. </i></b>

<p>Law grinds the poor, and <b><i> rich men rule the law.</i></b>  <br>
 -- Oliver Goldsmith </p>

<p>"A world of <b><i>unseen dictatorship</i></b> is conceivable, still <b><i>using
the forms of democratic government.</i></b>" <br>
 -- <b><i>Kenneth Boulding,</i></b> University of Michigan, quoted in The
Hidden Persuaders. </p>

<p>This quote is from <b><i> Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984), a<br>
Pastor in the Confessing Church.</i></b> The quote appears in<br>
the Congressional Record 14 October <b><i>1968</i></b>, page 31636:</p>
<p>"When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew,<br>
therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler<br>
attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and<br>
therefore, I was not concerned. And <b><i> when Hitler<br>
attacked the unions and industrialists, I was not a<br>
member</i></b> of the unions and I was not concerned. Then,<br>
Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church --  and<br>
there was nobody left to be concerned."</i></b></p>
<p>Although there are some variations that have been published on that famous
quotation above, the words shown are the exact ones that Niemoeller spoke in Congress.
<b><i> Martin
Niemoeller, Berlin Lutheran pastor arrested
by the Gestapo and sent to Dachau concentration camp in 1938;</i></b> the Allied forces
freed him seven years later.</p>

<p>"We have the greatest opportunity the world has ever seen, as long as we
remain honest -- which will be as long as we can <i><b>keep the attention of our
people alive. </b></i>If they once become <b><i>inattentive to public affairs,</i></b>
you and I, and <b><i>Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors would all
become wolves." </i></b><br>
 -- Thomas Jefferson. </p>
<p>"The <b><i>owners and managers of the press determine</i></b> which
person, which facts, which version of the facts, and which ideas shall reach the
 -- Report by the <b><i>Commission on Freedom of the Press.</i></b> Quoted
in Democracy for the Few, by Michael Parenti, and Don't Blame the People, by
Robert Cirino. <br> </p>

<p>"The exploitation of the poor can be extinguished not by effecting<br>
the destruction of a few millionaires but by <b><i> removing the ignorance</i></b><br>
of the poor and teaching them to <b><i> noncooperate with the exploiters."</i></b><br>
 -- Mohandas K. <b><i> Gandhi,</i></b> Haryan, July 28, 1940</p>

<p>``When in the course of human development, existing institutions prove
inadequate to the needs of man, when they serve merely to <b><i> enslave, rob and
oppress</i></b> mankind, the people have the <b><i> eternal right to rebel against, and
overthrow, these institutions.''</i></b><br>
 -- Emma Goldman</p>

<p><i><b>"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public
 -- Aesop</p>

<p>"If ye love wealth greater than liberty,<br>
the tranquility of servitude</i></b> greater than<br>
the animating contest for freedom,<br>
go home from us in peace.<br>
We seek not your counsel, nor your arms.<br>
Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you.</i></b><br>
May your chains set lightly upon you,<br>
and may posterity forget<br>
that ye were our countrymen."<br>
 -- Samuel Adams</p>

<p>"In many respects, we now live in <b><i>a society that is only formally
democratic,</i></b> as the great mass of citizens have minimal say on the major
public issues of the day, and such <b><i>issues are scarcely debated at all in
any meaningful sense</i></b> in the electoral arena. <br>
 -- <b><i>Robert W. McChesney,</i></b> author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy
and <br>
Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy. <br> </p>

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rates updated for the year 2000 and 2001.</i></b> </font><i> At the change of the millennium, the
USA (aka Babylon), became number one again. Led by the racist deep-south
states of Louisiana and <b>Texas</b> (under <b>George W. Bush</b>
governorship). </i> <br>  and <br>
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times higher the United States incarceration rate <br>
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incarceration rate in 1995. <b><i>U.S. incarceration <br>
rate in 1995 was 5 to 15 times higher than all <br>
other Western nations.</i></b> Chart is in descending <br>
order according to incarceration rate for 1995. <br>
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