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#Cyberpeacefare #Ridiculous/Sublime

"The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again."  Thomas Paine/Age of Reason

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 24, 2014 at 9:38am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare George Bernard Shaw Quotes:

"A man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."

"Do you think that things people make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about ? They are more true; they are the only things that are true."

"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them; but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity."

(Dare to Care - Suppress…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 20, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Unknown Soldier /HeywoodBroun

"The body of the Unknown Soldier has come home, but his spirit will wander with that of his brothers. There will be no rest for his soul until the great democracy of death has translated into the unity of life. Isolation ends at the edge of the grave. Whatever the estate of the dead, they are not divided by prejudice of race or nationality. To them, at least, all things are common.

But that is not good enough. If there are to be no more wars, the men and women of the world…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 19, 2014 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #War

"War, moreover, displays as do few undertakings the grim and the great in human nature. It produces death and destruction while generating innovation in organization, technology, ethics and law,  It unleashes cruelty and exposes cowardice, while inspiring camaraderie and courage. It produces regimentation, obedience, and a concentration on self-preservation even as it cultivates leadership, instills a sense of duty, and honors principles worth dying for." Peter Berkowitz Wall Street…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 17, 2014 at 2:33pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "Let There Be Peace On Earth" /Song Lyrics

"Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Let there be peace on earth

The peace that was meant to be

With God our Father

Brothers all are we

Let me walk with my brother

In perfect harmony

Let Peace begin with Me." 

(Anyone know author/composer ? Become CyberPeaceCitizen ?)

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 15, 2014 at 7:10am — 2 Comments

#CYBERPEACEFARE #FAVORITE QUOTES

"To see the earth as we now see it, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers in that bright loveliness in the unending night - brothers who see now they are truly brothers."  Archibold MacLeish

"There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others: Comes back onto our own." Edwin Markham

"What goes around…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 12, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "Beyond Freedom & Dignity" BF Skinner Excerpts:

1. 'TO WORK FOR PEACE WE MUST DEAL WITH "WILL TO POWER" OR PARANOID DELUSIONS OF LEADERS; WE MUST REMEMBER THAT WARS BEGIN IN THE MINDS OF MEN, THAT THERE IS SOMETHING SUICIDAL IN MAN - A DEATH INSTINCT PERHAPS - WHICH LEADS TO WAR, AND THAT MAN IS AGGRESIVE BY NATURE."

2. "TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF THE POOR WE MUST INSPIRE SELF RESPECT, ENCOURAGE INITIATIVE, AND REDUCE FRUSTRATION."

3. TO ALLOY THE DISAFFECTION OF THE YOUNG, WE MUST PROVIDE A SENSE OF PURPOSE AND REDUCE…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 10, 2014 at 5:12pm — No Comments

The American Dream/James Truslow Adams

"The American Dream .......has been a dream of being able to grow to the fullest development, as man and woman, unhampered by barriers which had been slowly erected in older civilizations, unrepressed by social orders which had developed for the benefit of classes rather than for the single human being of any and every class.  And that dream has been realized more fully in actual life here than anywhere else, though very imperfectly even among ourselves" 

"Biggest Room in…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 9, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

#Cyberpecefare US Constitution

"WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more Perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the Common Defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION for the United States of America."

(I like to re-visit from time-to-time.)  Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 6, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Song Lyrics

"The old lamplighter of long long ago, He made the night a little brighter wherever he would go."

Bing Crosby

The new cyberworld citizen. We can try to make the world a lighter brighter. UpU&Me/UsAll

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 3, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "Monsters"

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby becomes a monster; and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you, ."  FNietzsche 

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 1, 2014 at 11:50am — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare BFSkinner Quotes:

"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."

"The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do."

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 28, 2014 at 9:04am — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "MISTAKES" Quotes

"We make mistakes - but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonement of moral principle,"  FranklinDelanoRoosevelt

"Better a mistake at the beginning than at the end."  (African Saying)

Time to reflect on our mistakes ? 

Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 27, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Favorite Quote

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience.  Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants."  General OmarBradley

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 26, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Brainstorming Help Needed !

Fellow Members:

Objective of Cyberpeacefare is to enable/facilitate individuals/organizations/us-all" using world-wide web/social media- to stand up and make our individual voices resonate around cyberspace for "world peace and planet survival." Like a "journey starts with a single step" and "a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a tsunami", a single initial tweet can start a cyberworldpeceuprising, provided the initiating tweet(s) are simply re-broadcast.

Need your…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on January 23, 2014 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

"THOUGHT" /Bertrand Russell ; A Martin Luther King Day Thought

 

"Thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living. Thought is not free if all arguments on one side of a controversy are perpetually presented as attractively as possible, while the arguments on the other side can only be discovered by diligent search.

Thought is free when it is exposed to free competition among beliefs, i.e., when all beliefs are able to state their case, and no legal or pecuniary advantages or disadvantages…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on January 20, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Syndicate - Wonder What Carnegie Would Think of Idea ?

Top of Head Thought:

Wonder what Andrew Carnegie would think of idea of syndicating "people/firms to promote synchronized "world peace and planet survival" advocacy ? 

(syndicate: an association of people or firms formed to engage in an enterprise or promote a common interest." AmericanHeritageDictionary

Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 19, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "The Causes of World War 3"/C.Wright Mills

"Among the cheerful robots of mass society, not human virtue but human shortcomings , attractively packaged, lead to popularity and success."

(Need "bottom up us/all responsibility" vs puppeteers pulling poltical strings for democracy to work.)

(How about a little conscientious responsibility - "be not like dumb driven cattle" speak out for justice and peace = Cyberpeacefare.)    Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 19, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare : Andrew Carnegie Quotes

1. "There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself."

2. "The only noble use of surplus wealth is this: that it be regarded as a sacred trust, to be administered by its possessor, into whose hands it flows, for the highest good of the people."

(Need "bottom up" "push/climb up a ladder" for World Peace - up/ume/usall - become CyberPeaceCitizen : "we are the world" - "let's make it…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on January 17, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "Good Old Man"/GeorgeWCurtis

"I think that to have known one good old man - one man who, through the chances and rubs of a long life, has carried his heart in his hand, like a palm branch, waving all discords into peace, , helps our faith in God, in ourselves, and each other, more than many sermons. " GeorgeWCurtis

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 12, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

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