Al LeBlanc's Blog – August 2016 Archive (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #Enemies #Benjamin Franklin

"Love your enemies; for they shall tell you all your faults."    Benjamin Franklin

(Especially the corruption of "power" so ubiquitous in the world  everyday !  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 24, 2016 at 4:35pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Hate #Albert Einstein

"It would seem that men always need some idiotic fiction in the name of which they can hate one another. Once it was religion. Now it is the state."  Albert Einstein

(Wonder what Einstein would say about Radical Islam/Islamism/ISIS ?  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 17, 2016 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacfare #Responsibility #Albert Ellis

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny." Albert Ellis

(Seems to me we can extend Ellis's observation to general responsibility problem of usall; we must - Individually - take responsibility for our common good, common home and concern for future generations? CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 7, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments

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