Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged '#cyberpeacefare' (43)

#Cyberpeacefare #Self Destruction #Will Durant

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars."   Will Durant

(Deja Vu ?  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 19, 2016 at 11:38am — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Despotism #John Quincy Adams

"Despotism or unlimited sovereignty is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratic council, an oligarchical junta, and a single emperor."  John Quincy Adams

despotism: 1. Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority 2.the actions of a despot; tyranny. American Heritage Dictionary

(Rings familiar in today's 21st century chaotic world ? )

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 25, 2016 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #The Wealth of Nations #Adam smith

EXCERPTS/QUOTES(paraphrased); CSPAN Book tv, Interview on Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" Book; Authors Samuel Fleischacker & Russell Robert:

"The invisible hand of the market", the term economists use to describe the self-regulating nature of the market place, is a metaphor first used by Adam Smith in "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" (1759).

The Wealth of Nations (1776): "By…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 16, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Work #Bertrand Russell

"Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth"s surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first kind is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid."  Bertrand Russell

(Seems to me automation/robotics is fast substituting for the first kind of work; hopefully humans will be telling robots what to do ?  Al )

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 26, 2015 at 10:21am — 4 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Goodness #Quote Oliver Goldsmith

"Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, is a just criterion of goodness;and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it is a criterion of iniquity." Oliver Goldsmith

good: 1. Being positive or desirable in nature; not bad or poor; a good experience;good news 2.a. Having the qualities that are desirable or distinguishing in a particular thing; a good exterior paint; a good job b. Serving the desired purpose or…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 5, 2014 at 7:38am — 4 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Evil #Henry Ford

"What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark."  Henry Ford

(evil: morally bad or wrong; wicked; causing ruin, injury or pain; characterized by anger or spite.  American Heritage Dictionary

Seems to me "evil" can be fought through using our personal cyberpower to participate and educate ? )

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 16, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Evil #Henry Ford

"What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark."  Henry Ford

(evil: morally bad or wrong; wicked; causing ruin, injury or pain; characterized by anger or spite.  American Heritage Dictionary

Seems to me "evil" can be fought through using our personal cyberpower to participate and educate ? )

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 16, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Common Responsibility #Dwight Eisenhower

"Men of widely divergent views in our country live in peace together because they share certain common aspirations which are more important than their differences. The common responsibility of all Americans is to become effective helpful participants in a way of life that blends and harmonizes the fiercely competitive demands of the Individual and Society."  Dwight Eisenhower

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 16, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

#cyberpeacefare #moral complacency

"Moral stimulation is good but moral complacency is the most dangerous habit of mind we can develop and that danger is serious and ever present."  Joseph C Grew

complacency: a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble or controversy. American Heritage Dictionary

(Too much complacency out there - Need moral stimulation…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 10, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

#cyberpeacefare #Need Ideas/Theories/Feedback

Question:  What would it take to motivate people to realize and utilize their "personal cyberpower"to spontaneously/massively contribute to "world peace and planet survival" ?  In my opinion it has to be a "bottom up universal uprising"  like butterfly fluttering its wings can cause tsunami. I'm reminded of Darwin's adaptive radiation theory based on his observation of finches. The "survival of the fittest". Maybe we need to re-visit Darwin in the AGE of "Nuclear/Environment/Terrorism "the…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 6, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

#cyberpeacefare #The Bridge #Leopold Staff

 

"I didn't believe

Standing on the bank of a river,

Which was wide and swift

That I would cross that bridge

Plaited from thin fragile reeds

I walked delicately as a butterfly

And heavily as an elephant…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 27, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

#cyberpeacefare #Lewis Mumford Quotes

"Nothing is unthinkable, nothing is impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further developments." 

"A good technology, firmly related to human needs cannot be one that has maximum productivity as its supreme goal; it must rather, as in an organic system, seek to provide the right quantity of the right quality at the right time and right place for the right purpose."

(Lewis Mumford was a writer for the New Yorker…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 18, 2014 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Interfaith Papal Peace Initiative

Excerpts Washington Post, "At the Vatican, leaders pray for Mideast peace." 6/9/2014:

1. Pope Francis brought together the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Sunday at the Vatican to join in prayer and promise to seek peace - though their governments are officially not talking.

2. Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas concluded the two-hour…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 9, 2014 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Anybody #call for action

CALLING ALL WORLD CITIZENS:

1. Hope people realize that anybody reading this message has the unique power and technology, at hand, to "sound off" for worthy causes they believe in ?

2.  Seems to me a most worthy cause is "world peace and planet survival." ?

3.  Imagine if each of us took "My Power" (their personal power) to contribute their "pebble" to a most worthy cause.  (Should Everybody try to make a difference ?)

4. Yes, U can Contribute in an "internet…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 30, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Morals #EverybodyAnybody/Somebody/Nobody ? #Cybersilence

"The great task of peace is to work morals into it. The only sort of peace that will be real is one in which everybody takes his share of responsibility. World organizations and conferences will be of no value unless there is improvement in the relation of men to men."

Sir Frederick Eggleston

(Peace is UpU&Me/UsAll.  So Few "take share of responsibility". "We are the world - Let's make it better"  cybersilence ?).

Added by Al LeBlanc on May 29, 2014 at 8:14am — 4 Comments

#Pope Francis Peace Initiative #Middle East Peace Conflict #cyberpeacefare

We All Need to support Pope Francis Peace Proposal Initiative resulting from his visit to the Holy Land.The Israeli President (Peres) and Palestinian President (Abbas) will meet at Vatican to pray for Middle East Peace.  Decades of US Led Peace Negotiations have failed !  IMO, Pope Francis was courageous in taking Lead  ! Needs Cooperation of Other Interfaith Religious Leaders and Political Leaders to succeed..  Let us all pray and make our voices resonate for peace.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 27, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

#Ideas #Henry Ward Beecher #cyberpeacefare

"Ideas are cosmopolitan. They have the liberty of the world. You have no right to take sword and cross the bounds of other nations, and enforce on them laws and institutions they are unwilling to receive.

But there is no limit to the sphere of ideas. Your thoughts  and feelings, the whole world lies open to them, and you have the right to send them into any latitude and…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 14, 2014 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

#cyberpeacefare #excellence #Aristotle

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."   Aristotle.  

(Good habits make us excellent human beings - Go ..............…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 12, 2014 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

#cyberpeacefare #unity of action #usall #cyberpeacecitizen

"Through unity of action we can be a veritable colossus of peace. No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. Everyone one of us must be guided by this truth."  DwightEisenhower

Incumbent on "usall", acting as individuals, to make our keystrokes resonate for cyberworld peace uprising/tsunami.  ?

Added by Al LeBlanc on May 11, 2014 at 8:42pm — 2 Comments

#cyberpeacefare #courage #Amelia Earhart

"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things

Knows not the livid loneliness of fear

Not mountain heights where bitter joy can hear

The sound of wings."   Amelia Earhart

Added by Al LeBlanc on May 10, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

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What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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