Al LeBlanc's Blog – February 2014 Archive (13)

#Cyberpeacefare "Great Majority" AlfredESmith

"The thing we have to fear in this country, to my way of thinking, is the iNFLUENCE OF ORGANIZED MINORITIES because somehow or other the GREAT MAJORITY does not seem to organize. They seem to feel that they are going to be effective because of their own strength but they give no expression of it."

(Agree: "The more that things change the more they stay the same." (French Saying) Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 28, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Civilized World - Daniel Webster

"............and the civilized world seems at last proceeding to the conviction of that fundamental and manifest truth, that the powers of government are but a trust and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community.  As knowledge is more and more extended, this conviction becomes more and more general."

(Seems to me in this 21st Century, "World-Wide Web-Information Age" knowledge is more and more extended" than 19th Century Webster's times.  Uprisings for…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 27, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments

#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

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