Al LeBlanc's Blog – October 2016 Archive (5)

#Cyberpeacefare #Evil #George Eliot

"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.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 21, 2016 at 9:24am — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Conscience #George Washigton

"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…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 16, 2016 at 9:05pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Apathy #Helen Keller

"Science may have found a cure for evil; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings."  Helen Keller

apathy: lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference; lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness. American Heritage Dictionary

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 13, 2016 at 4:47pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #TR

"Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness; but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation, as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another's keeping." Theodore Roosevelt

(Seems to me a good rule for "righteousness" is the "golden rule" which should bind us all/nations).

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 7, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Democracy #JFK

"We, the people, are the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadership, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve." John F. Kennedy, "Profiles in Courage".

(I hope "We, the people" use wise judgment in selecting POTUS and Members of the  Senate and House this November -  that we NEED and DESERVE.  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 3, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

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