“Subversive Thoughts” archives

Aug 22 2014

Subversive Thought for August 22, 2014

“If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.” — Aristotle

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Aug 21 2014

Subversive Thought for August 21, 2014

“Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It’s not about any of those things now. It’s about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed.” — Michael Moore

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Aug 20 2014

Subversive Thought for August 20, 2014

“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” — George Bernard Shaw

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Aug 19 2014

Subversive Thought for August 19, 2014

“If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.” — Thomas Sowell

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Aug 18 2014

Subversive Thought for August 18, 2014

“I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society – and well worth fighting for.” — Helen Suzman …

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Aug 15 2014

Subversive Thought for August 15, 2014

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” — Frederick Douglass

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Aug 14 2014

Subversive Thought for August 14, 2014

“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” — Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays …

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Aug 12 2014

Subversive Thought for August 12, 2014

“I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I, and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.” – Nelson Mandela …

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Aug 11 2014

Subversive Thought for August 11, 2014

“It is easy to romanticize poverty, to see poor people as inherently lacking agency and will. It is easy to strip them of human dignity, to reduce them to objects of pity. This has never been clearer than in the view of Africa from the American media, in which we are shown poverty and conflicts without any context.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie …

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Aug 06 2014

Subversive Thought for August 6, 2014

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana

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