What is the essence of Guide To Power and Skeptics Guide To Power? The breif answer: it is well known that many people have strongly fixed mind patterns and attitudes that are anchored in the past . Unfortunately , they find it difficult to be mentally flexable and creative and are less informed by curent realities . Moreover, living a life has all manner of normal risks attached : accidents occur, mistakes are made, uninformed actions are taken, falty mind patterns accumulate and may cause serious misjudgements. That's where the Guide to Power keys come into play, they radiate new possibilities and freedoms. Through the familiarity and the habit of useing the Guide to Power keys of Ru, Ra, and many others, along with a skeptical attitude, a liberating and creative dynamic of great power is released Incidently, thoughtful military recruiters will loath this paragraph with its emphasis on thought, skepticism, future possibilities and real freedom for there young, mostly uninformed Manchurian candidates (see Manchurian candidates above)
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"Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not wish to hear." George Orwell
"The last century was witness to a record slaughter of people through pestilence and warfare. Through the blessings of science, human stupidity and greed the next century will be far worse. In this year 2007 of our lord and master George W Bush's congress, the path for violence and death is set far into the future. The abysmal congress of the United States, starting with the speaker of the house Nancy Polosi's declaration that the impeachment of George W Bush is off the table and the Senate's recent vote to maintain a ban on the time honored Habeas Corpus, the American and world's people are delivered to perdition." -Author
-- "All political systems abhor skepticism, because it encourages critical thinking, questions the status quo, and unmasks disguised, unjust and corrupt political systems" . - Author
-- The surge of troops speech made by President George W. Bush, and delivered at the edge of the Iraqi abyss, was equivalent in substance to "Simple Simon says jump."-Author
-- Bush's Iraq war surge, means more mothers' sons sent to kill, to be killed, or maimed fighting a lost war.-Author
--The Bush administration, supported by the traitorous axis of the willing in Congress, has made it abundantly clear, the only difference between the American mafia and the U.S. government is in magnitude.-Author
--"Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich." -Peter Ustinov
-- A familiar means of denying a reality is to refuse to use the words that describe that reality. A common form of propaganda is to keep reality from being described.
- George Lakoff
--"War what's it good for? Absolutely nothin!" Memorably sung by the late -Edwin Starr
--"The American myth is the man who will not be fenced in; the American reality is the man who is drafted to die in far places and for dim purposes."
-Clinton Rossiter The Conservative
If you find the above revelatory statements shocking, then let me welcome you to reality. You should find the pages on this website and the Guide to Power PDF preview, at the top of the left column, of considerable interest.
V.F. Calverton writing about the aftermath of WWI. "The European world had been too startled from its equilibrium ever to return to its old routine and ritual. The returning soldiers were not the same men who had once gone to war. They were apprehensive, restless, and disillusioned. The brutalizing terrorism of the war had made men into maniacs; and it required more than a sudden truce to calm those impulses which this madness of conflict had aroused. The old moral values had lost their influence and power. Bitterness and hatred had become more than occasional emotions in the lives of these men. They had seen their generation "smashed" - as John Freeman, the protagonist in Fanatics cried in his attack upon his father and the old generation."
--"You who sat here in comfort all these five years of hell. You don't know what I am talking about. You've forgotten, I tell you... Your generation has done ours in. Smashed it! Millions! If we were to stand at that window and they marched past us, they'd march all day, and all night, and all day again for days and nights. Dead men! Dead! For what?"
President George W Bush's "War On Terrorism" is of course a false metaphor because war is state sponsored terrorism. The great historian Howard Zinn pointed out that "The terrorism that governments are capable of by going to war is on a far, far greater scale than the terrorism of al-Qaeda or this group or that group or another group. Governments are terrorists on an enormously large scale. The United States has been engaging in terrorism against Afghanistan, against Iraq, and now they're threatening to extend their terrorism to other places in the Middle East."
Our American soldiers are dying and killing in Iraq, not for the American people, but for a criminal American government. They are more accurately fighting and dying for George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, for Bechtel and Haliburton, for the Military/Industrial/Congressional complex, for oil companies and empire. The awful thing is one out of a thousand of our young people understand that they are in fact Manchurian Candidates (see Manchurian Candidate page on sidebar site guide).
--"Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder.... the working class who fight all the battles, the working class who make the supreme sacrifices, the working class who freely shed their blood and furnish their corpses, have never yet had a voice in either declaring war or making peace. It is the ruling class that invariably does both. They alone declare war and they alone make peace....They are continually talking about their patriotic duty. It is not their but your patriotic duty that they are concerned about. There is a decided difference. Their patriotic duty never takes them to the firing line or chucks them into the trenches." --Eugene V. Debs
The road to fascism is being paved at a clandestine yet alarming velocity, across valleys, prairies and forests, surrounding cites, towns and states, from Atlantic to Pacific, immersing 300 million individuals into a fog of engendered tyranny, who without a care or whisper or concern remain trapped by comfortable surroundings born through perpetual indebtedness. Even as their rights and freedoms and liberties are made to disappear, even as their Constitution is burned, even as their nation hangs on the precipice of despotism, even as their collective destiny is being destroyed those residing inside the belly of the beast hear no evil, see no evil and feel no evil, preferring to gossip about pedophile politicians and celebrity failings than informing themselves to the last throes of the American republic.
-Manuel Valenzuela, thepeoplesvoice.org
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it. - Alexis de Tocqueville
The following paragraph is from the fine article "Bush The Empire Slayer" by Bernard Chazelle: definitely seek the article at: Pierre Tristam/Candide's Notebook at http://www.pierretristam.com
"The apostle of imperial dominance, Bush slew the last empire. The towering figure of our time, he is a piteously small man. The self-anointed emissary of a higher father, he is servant to no power but himself. The captain of the sinking ship has laid his command upon his fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for me. No sacrifice of life shall be too great, no damage to civil liberties too high, no expenses too vast for a vainglorious man deluded by fantastic dreams of redemption by force."
--George Walker Bush's legacy to the American people and world is a precipitous, and therefore dangerous decline of the American empire, in crimes against nature and humanity, in a present win and future threat from al Quida, in an eight year denial of global warming and in triggering a new, and extremely dangerous nuclear arms race! The above occurring when the unchecked power of corporations combine with pathological power fanatics, both seeking to rule the world! The people who lost their lives on 9-11 by terrorist attack and later by hurricane Katrina gave the final warning, the United States government is now run by the same military-industrial corporations that were complicit in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., (and probably, the Manchurian candidate silencing of the peace activist John Lennon) all contributing to the overthrow of the American Republic. The Bush administration continues the criminal enterprise. The present American empire is based on unrestrained greed, on military force, on manipulating a nation of sheep to the will of the corporate dominated state. The last American pretense, of having a higher moral authority is now utterly shattered by George W. Bush's presidential sanctioned torture! - Author
-- Do you recognize this criminal crusader, hypocrite and liar? We don't do torture, besides. this decider consults directly with father. The heavenly father. Wow, a lunatic President with impeccable connections! Actually, the connection is with a far lower entity, on the line of what the neocons would have you believe, i.e. torture light and Alice in wonderland. - Author
-- The triumph of capitalism, the death knell of planet Earth. -Author
-- Greed is something that corporations and politicians, swindlers and thieves rely on, but is rarely mentioned in the mainstream media as a negative force, even as it destroys the world. -Author
--The arrogant system believers denied the consequences in their worship of Mammon, until the seas died, the top soil blew to dust, and the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse rode the land. -Author
--The Earthlings retained their nuclear weapons of Armageddon even to the militarization of space, when a computer malfunction or interference therewith, terminated their existence.
-- Corporate power and wealth became enshrined, with standing even above human futurity, and the people perished.
The field report of space historian Rog, Ket 7872 Regend
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