"There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind." Napoleon Bonaparte
Added by Al LeBlanc on March 20, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments
"The lightning spark of thought, generated or, say rather, heaven kindled, in the solitary mind, awakens its express likeness in another mind, in a thousand other minds, and all blaze together in combined fire."
Added by Al LeBlanc on March 11, 2017 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Thank You Carnegie for supporting my GEN #Cyberpeacefare Blog.
The blog has become incoherent over the years of separate and independent postings.
Might Carnegie consider taking over overall management of the blog and master editing the plethora of postings. I would continue to actively support the #Cyberpeacefare Experiment.
Added by Al LeBlanc on March 8, 2017 at 4:20pm — No Comments
CYBERPEACEFARE CREDO (Initial Draft).
I believe the cyber domain/social media enables each of us and small groups to contribute to "world peace and planet survival", i.e. conduct #cyberpeacefare.
I believe in the power of Ideas and Individual dreams so ubiquitous in Silicon Valley - We all have entrepreneurship potential and can be CyberPeaceEntrepreneurs. Imagine, you can Help make a…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on March 4, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments
"What is freedom ?
Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
Without the possibility of choice and the exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing."
Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man."
Added by Al LeBlanc on March 3, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments
You Tube Performance "We Are the World" Link
("We are the world; we can make the world a better place you and me........" Great Performance - Yes We Can ! CyberPeaceGadfly)
Given many of us are interconnected in the cyber domain and have a common cause for "world peace and planet survival" , why are we neglecting our responsibility/opportunity to try create a cyber world peace tsunami ? As Abe Lincoln advised: "You can't escape responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Seems to me individuals reading this message don't believe individual raindrops collectively can cause a flood. Yes You Can ! C'mon get those fingertips going ?…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on February 14, 2017 at 1:26pm — No Comments
" O world thou choosest not the better part !
It is not wisdom to be only wise,
And on the inward vision close the eyes,
But it is wisdom to believe the heart."
"FANATACISM CONSIST IN REDOUBLING YOUR EFFORTS WHEN YOU HAVE…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on February 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference." Thomas Jefferson
(The American Constitution Bill of Rights protects US against tyranny.)
Added by Al LeBlanc on January 30, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments
"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams
Added by Al LeBlanc on January 24, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments
"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it." Eleanor Roosevelt
Added by Al LeBlanc on January 17, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments
"The American democracy must discover a middle ground between making a President a Czar and making him a puppet. The problem is to devise means of reconciling a strong and purposeful Presidency with equally strong and purposeful forms of democratic control. Or to put it succinctly, we need a strong Presidency - but a strong Presidency within the Constitution." Arthur M Schlesinger
The promises/opportunities&dangers/pitfalls of the New Year are before us. We are culpable for what we do/fail to do for: ourselves, humanity, common good, common home, planet sustainability. The nuclear cloud threatens us all ! We must not be indifferent. As Abe Lincoln advised us: "You can't escape responsibility of tomorrow by avoiding it today." Let us all pledge to realize/utilize our Personal Cyber Power for World Peace and Planet Survival in 2017. CyberPeaceGadfly
"We are all controlled by the world in which we live, and part of that world has been and will be constructed by men. The question is this: are we to be controlled by accidents, by tyrants, or by ourselves, in effective cultural design ? " BF Skinner
Christmas is a good time to give a free goodwill gift to the world by using the PersonalCyberPower (PCB) at our fingertips to make a little…Continue
"Peace is not the work of a single day, nor will it be the consequence of a single act. Yet every constructive act contributes to its growth; every omission impedes it. Peace will come, in the end, if it comes at all, as a child grows to maturity - slowly, imperceptibly, until we realize one day in incredulous surprise that the child is almost grown." Adlai E. Stevenson
(The hope for world peace, in a cyber connected social…Continue
"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." General Omar Bradley
Added by Al LeBlanc on November 21, 2016 at 2:52pm — No Comments
"A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people." Abraham Lincoln
(This is especially true when the popular vote favors the sentiments of the majority of the people versus the electoral college, which in my opinion, favors a "rigged democratic system" ? Any comments ?).
Added by Al LeBlanc on November 12, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments
"Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." Winston Churchill
"Our privileges can be no greater than our obligations. The protection of our rights can endure no longer than the performance of our responsibility." John F. Kennedy
(Americans voters have a serious Presidential choice to make. No doubt in my mind who has the more experienced track record, including ethics, world peace and planet survival…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on November 4, 2016 at 7:16pm — No Comments
"There is no sort of wrong deed of which a man can bear the punishment alone; you can't isolate yourself and say that the evil that is in you shall not spread. Men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe; evil spreads as necessarily as disease." George Eliot
Evil: 1. Morally bad or wrong; wicked: an evil tyrant. 2. causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful:the evil effects of a poor diet. 3.…Continue
"Labor to keep alive that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience." George Washington
conscience: 1a. The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one's conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong; Let your conscience be your guide. b. A source of moral or ethical judgment or pronouncement...........2. The part of the superego in psychoanalysis that judges the ethical nature of one's actions and…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on October 16, 2016 at 9:05pm — No Comments