Recently, Republican leaders in Congress unveiled a "tax reform" plan that they claimed would provide the American people with a simpler, fairer, and more efficient tax system. While this plan does lower some tax rates and contains some other changes that may make next April a little less painful for Americans, there is little in it to excite supporters of liberty.
Taxes may even increase under this plan for some Americans, as it eliminates some of those tax deductions labeled "loopholes." When I served in Congress I opposed bills that "closed loopholes" because closing loopholes is just a fancy way of saying raising taxes. Anything that leaves more money in the hands of the people is beneficial to both liberty and economic efficiency. As economist Thomas DiLorenzo put it, "...private individuals always spend their own money more efficiently than government bureaucrats do," therefore sound economics, as well as a concern for liberty, requires opposition to any proposal to "let government bureaucrats spend more of the people's hard-earned money."
Tax reformers also stray from sound economics when they endorse a tax system that is designed to direct consumption and savings. I share the concern that the current tax system distorts people's behavior by discouraging savings. However, the solution is not for the government to create a tax code that punishes consumption in order to encourage savings. A truly efficient market is one where individuals are completely free to determine how to allocate their incomes between consumption and savings. No politician or bureaucrat can know the proper allocation of savings and investment that meets the needs of every individual, and government policies designed to cause individuals to devote more of their income to savings than they otherwise would distorts the market just as much as policies that encourage excess consumption.
The Republican tax plan adopts what is called "dynamic scoring." Dynamic scoring is designed to recognize that tax cuts, by incentivizing work and investment, can increase revenue to the government. This is the argument of the famous Laffer curve. It has always seemed odd to me that a supposed free-market economist would argue for tax cuts on the grounds that it would enrich the state's coffers. After all, the more money the state has the greater its ability to violate our liberties. Does this mean that those concerned with liberty should vote against tax cuts? Of course not; the solution is to make sure tax cuts are big enough that they cost the government revenue.
Sadly, politicians in Washington refuse to consider any tax plan that would decrease government revenue. This is because the prevalent attitude in DC favors protecting the welfare-warfare state over protecting our liberties. As the obsession with the Laffer curve shows, even many alleged supporters of the free market only pretend to support liberty as a means to enhance the well-being of the welfare-warfare state.
Many politicians in Washington also forget that deficit spending is itself a tax. When the government runs deficits it uses money that could be more efficiently used by the private sector. Deficit spending also leads the Federal Reserve to monetize debt, thus burdening people with the inflation tax.
Instead of worrying over the latest plan to enable the government to more efficiently take our money, people who want to advance liberty must focus on breaking the intellectual and political consensus in support of the welfare-warfare state. Only then can we radically reduce all taxes, including the most insidious and regressive of taxes -- the inflation tax.
The Smithsonian Institution has looked into the future and it consists of jet packs - an event sponsored by the museum features a man soaring through the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. on a jetpack.
A man soars inside Washington D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Building with the help of a hydrogen and nitrogen-powered jet pack on Saturday (May 17). The demonstration is part of the Smithsonian magazine's second annual The Future is Here Festival.
The jetpack flight is powered by a pressurized blast of non-flammable hydrogen peroxide and nitrogen thrust through the rocket nozzles.
The flight required clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) because of the building's close proximity to the White House.
The Rich Get Richer & The Poor Get Poorer
Did you know that the 85 richest people in the world have about as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the entire global population does? In other words, 85 extremely wealthy individuals true scope of the problem, because Oxfam relies on publicly reported numbers. At the very top of the food chain, the global elite are masters at hiding their wealth. 32 trillion dollars stashed in offshore banks around the world. That would be about enough to pay off the entire U.S. national debt These elitists live on an entirely different planet than the rest of us do. In fact, according to Oxfam, the richest one percent of the global population has 65 times more wealth than the bottom half of the global population combined.
There is certainly nothing wrong with making money. In fact, the founders of the United States intended for this nation to be a place where free markets thrived and where everyone could pursue their dreams. Today, we have a debt-based global financial system which is dominated by gigantic predator corporations and big banks. system that I like to call "Corporatism" percentage of all global wealth that is being funneled to the very top of the pyramid steadily grows over time.
The Founding Fathers In the early days of the United States, the federal government was very small and the size and scope of corporations was greatly limited. Our nation thrived and a huge middle class blossomed. society is completely and totally dominated by big banks, big corporations and big government.
The global elite have rigged the game to send just about all of the rewards their way, and it is working. Almost half of the world's wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population.
Davos 2015 presidents, prime ministers, monarchs and corporate titans jostle with actors, rock stars and major influencers for top billing at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The confab takes place in the Alpine village of Davos, about 90 miles southeast of Zurich, and for a brief spell each year the pristine ski resort half-sheds its Graubünden roots and becomes a ground zero for the political and business elite.
Needless to say, it is an organization of the elite, by the elite and for the elite. And the founder of the World Economic Forum says that the time has come to press the "reset" button for the global economy...
Bill Gates announced today that by 2035 there will be almost no poor countries left in the world. Gates, the world's richest man with a fortune of $78.5billion, used his annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday to criticize the belief that extreme poverty and disease are unsolvable, calling it a 'harmful' opinion. wealth inequality america u.s. he Microsoft tycoon, 58, dispels the 'three myths' which he claims hold back developing countries -- that poverty is an endless cycle, foreign aid is a waste and saving lives leads to overpopulation.
"The Lang & O'Leary Exchange," Kevin O'Leary celebrates the fact that half of the world's population is impoverished. The United States has collapsed economically, socially, politically, legally, constitutionally, and environmentally. America's economic collapse..
"Low-wage work is pandemic." Today in "freedom and democracy" America, "the world's only superpower," young college graduates, burdened by education loans, single parents only one medical problem or lost job away from homelessness. food stamps
The prospect of three people living on $19,000 per year is farfetched. Considering the prices of rent, electricity, water, bread and fast food, one person cannot live in the US on $6,333.33 per year. In Thailand, perhaps, until the dollar collapses, it might be done, but not in the US.
My talk with Dr Will Tuttle about the emergency that we begin now to face the terrible destruction of the planet via the meat, dairy and fish industry, which has become a literal machine of rape and destruction to our planet and its delicate Eco system. Dr Tuttle reminds us that 75 million animals a day are slaughtered in the US alone, which is creating disastrous consequences with water resources, pollution, deforestation, and the raping of the oceans, which like the tress are the lungs of the earth without which we cannot survive. We discuss the horrific cruelty and suffering inflicted on the animal kingdom, which has become a giant killing machine, and the urgency for us to begin questioning our programming about eating animals and drinking their milk, and really face the fact that we have been hypnotized into a cultural trance, a sort of slave programming from childhood. We talk about how the horrific violence and suffering to animals numbs our feelings of empathy and compassion, which is devastating to our emotional, psychological, and spiritual health, and that the meat and dairy killing machine is a very real threat to our existence as humanity if we blindly continue our current trajectory.
Alex Jones welcomes English writer and lecturer David Icke on the historic non-stop 48 hour Infowars Money Bomb broadcast about Jimmy Saville and the establishment's grand scale coverup of industrialised pedophilia. And also how the parasitic, demonic global elite practise wide scale child abuse and satanic rituals as they continue to move forwards in implementing their nefarious "New World Order".
British author David Icke has written 20 books and traveled to over 55 countries since 1990. His books reveal how a hidden hand is behind world-changing events like the attacks of 9/11 and the manufactured wars in the Middle East, as part of a mass mind manipulation technique he has dubbed problem-reaction-solution. While being controversial and often heavily ridiculed and attacked, David Icke has driven on with his unrelentless investigation into subject areas that others don't dare touch. He reveals information that has been kept from a "dumbed down" population and has allowed the establishment to treat them as nothing more than slaves to a sinister hidden agenda.
His books are some of the most comprehensive exposés of the global conspiracy ever written and among them are: And the Truth Shall Set You Free, The Biggest Secret, Remember Who You Are and Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More.
Many have dubbed Icke as the "most controversial speaker" on the planet. They used to laugh at him, but now they come in the thousands to hear him speak all over the world.
Nonetheless, David's words are designed to inspire all of us to be who we really are, to fling open the door of the mental prison we build for ourselves and to walk into the light of freedom.
With the Federal Reserve continuing to flood the economy with more and more money, clients of Birch Gold Group are often asking us for details on the stimulus program. So what exactly is Quantitative Easing? Does it work? What effect is it having on U.S. economy and markets? Is it creating another stock market bubble? And how might the taper affect the economy? Vince Miller and Phillip Patrick answer these questions for you in this week's Miller Report.
Ukrainian police stopped a group of armed men from entering Europe's largest nuclear power plant, located in southeastern Ukraine. In video footage allegedly showing the attempted break-in, the men say they are members of the Right Sector group.
The gunmen were stopped Thursday at the entrance of the city of Energodar, near Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the facility's press service said in a Friday statement on its website.
The power plant’s authorities said the incident did not affect the station’s operations. However, security at the plant and throughout Energodar has been heightened.
Several cars full of men who introduced themselves as members of the notorious neo-Nazi group Right Sector were stopped at a checkpoint near Energodar, Ukraine’s Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported. The men were wearing masks, had guns, and said that they were headed to “protect the nuclear power plant and the city from possible seizures,” according to the paper.
Chip Tatum was a Vietnam Special Forces Air Combat Controller, 25 year CIA deep cover agent, US Army pilot flying classified missions during the US invasion of Grenada, Iran-Contra pilot flying undercover arms and cocaine shipments for the Enterprise and member of the ultra-secret, international G7 run Pegasus "Hit Team." Also joining in is returning guest Ole Dammegård, a former-journalist, artist, musician and author of the book "Coup d'etat in Slow Motion." Chip shares his story of being forced to plead guilty to treason and his imprisonment for sharing government classified information. He'll explain how his missions weren't adding up and so he began to look deeper. We'll hear about various secret missions, Project Pegasus, the Iran-Contra affair, October Surprise, assassinations and White House activities. In the second hour, we'll discuss how the military industrial complex is being used. Chip speaks on his experience with George Bush, Clinton, Nixon, Ross Perot and others. Then, we'll talk about current geopolitical events, false flags, 911 and how America is indeed being accustomed to the police state. Later, we discuss Israel's hold over America and Obama. At the end, Chip shares his belief about new opposition to the New World Order.
Harry Dent is a financial newsletter writer and author , who is also the founder of HS Dent Investment Management, an investment firm based in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Dent's latest book is The Great Crash Ahead. Other books include The Great Depression Ahead and The Next Great Bubble Boom.
Harry S. Dent, Jr. is the Founder and President of the H. S. Dent Foundation, whose mission is “Helping People Understand Change”. Using exciting new research developed from years of hands-on business experience, Mr. Dent offers a refreshingly positive and understandable view of the future. Mr. Dent is a well-known author and is known as the developer of The Dent Method, a forecasting approach based on changes in demographic trends.
In his book The Great Boom Ahead, published in 1992, Mr. Dent stood virtually alone in accurately forecasting the unanticipated “Boom” of the 1990s. Today he continues to educate audiences about his predictions for the next and possibly last great bull market, from late 2005 into early to mid 2010. Since 1992 he has authored two consecutive best sellers The Roaring 2000s and The Roaring 2000s Investor (Simon and Schuster). In his latest book, The Next Great Bubble Boom, he offers a comprehensive forecast for the next two decades and explains how fundamental trends suggest strong growth ahead, followed by a longer-term economic contraction. Mr. Dent also publishes the HS Dent Forecast newsletter, which offers current analysis of economic, and financial market trends. Mr. Dent received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and was elected to the Century Club for leadership excellence. Since 1988 he has been speaking to executives, financial advisors and investors around the world. He has appeared on “Good Morning America”, PBS, CNBC, CNN/FN, and has been featured in Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Success, US News and World Report, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, American Demographics and Omni.
My philosophy friend Matt joins me for some discussion on the science behind Mind Control and Psychological Manipulation.
History of Mass Media "Public Relations" and Propaganda industries (May 17, 2014 broadcast)
I'm shocked that the American people haven't exercised their right to RECALL these public servants from public office......SHAME ON THOSE who spy, target, and attempt to steal elections using taxpayer money!
This is why Term Limits is needed in the Legislative, AND Judicial Branches. The Founding Fathers had no idea at the time that such "low paying" (at that time) positions would be coveted. If you REALLY want to go back to do a comprehensive study of the U. S. Constitution, it is based on the Governing Philosophy of John Locke. He gave the warning about absolute power. It wasn't until after the FDR administration that Congress recognized the disadvantages of no term limits on presidents. Now, the non term limits on legislative, and judicial powers should be easy to see (according to Locke). Congress, who is suppose to represent their constituents, is representing no one but themselves, and their wallets, at the APPROVAL of the Judicial Branch in many cases. Absolute Power CORRUPTS Absolutely.
Michael Schratt is a private pilot/military aerospace historian and has lectured across the USA on the unique subject of "mystery aircraft," and classified propulsion systems buried deep within the military industrial complex. Michael talks about the evidence that supports the claim that elements within the military industrial complex (specifically the American aerospace industry) have designed, built and tested flown saucer shaped aircraft which mimic the form, fit and function of that as we perceive to be extraterrestrial UFOs. In this program, we discuss the black budget, off black budget and special access programs that have laid the financial groundwork for those who have been developing secret aerospace megaprojects. We'll speak about military contractors such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin & McDonnell Douglas and their endless funding for their project. In hour two, we continue to discuss the development of "saucer" technology and some of the alternative propulsion systems like magnetic field disruptors and electrogravitics. We also speak more about Leonard Stringfield and the "Retrievals of the Third Kind. " Later, we talk about who is running the program and for what reason. Michael mentions the insiders who claim they've been working on these black ops programs.
Webster Tarpley Historian and President of Washington Grove Institute, a think tank in Washington D.C, Webster Tarpley, discussed the conspiratorial mindset, and shared his intriguing analysis of current geopolitical and historical situations. More and more people are turning toward conspiracies because the "official story" behind such events as 9-11 and the JFK assassination are unbelievable or fantastic, he said. Tarpley doesn't consider himself a conspiracy theorist, but a seeker of truth, though he admitted that the uncovering of facts in many instances often does point to conspiracies. We live in an oligarchy run by financiers, and they often do conspire together for shared goals, he noted, adding that they compose a shadow government that secretly rules the US, intersecting with people at the State Dept., the CIA, and perhaps the Treasury and the Federal Reserve.
Tarpley spoke about his forthcoming book about Pearl Harbor and the assassination of FDR. We're told a lot of fakery about Roosevelt like he provoked Japan, and that he kept his Naval Admirals in the dark, but the opposite was true, he said. Further, a group of Wall St. Republicans that FDR put in control of the Pentagon wanted a defeat to weaken FDR in the postwar world, and Churchill knew the time and place of the Pearl Harbor attack but kept quiet in order to draw the US into the war, he continued. Roosevelt was poisoned by a female Russian painter in April 1945, Tarpley claimed, and Stalin reportedly told FDR's son "your father was poisoned/murdered by the Churchill gang."
Tarpley also commented on current situations in France, China, and Russia, as well as Syria and Libya, two countries that he visited during recent turmoils. America can get out of its economic woes by seizing control of the Federal Reserve, and stop using it to give 0% loans to bankers and financial interests, and instead give these loans with a hundred year maturity to the states, who could then start massive infrastructure rebuilding projects, he argued.
Webster Griffin Tarpley is a philosopher of history who seeks to provide the programs and strategies needed to overcome the current world crisis. As an activist historian he first became widely known for his book George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), a masterpiece of research which is still a must read. Tarpley is a member of the "world anti-imperialist conference" Axis for Peace, of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and of a research Netzwerk of German 9/11 authors founded in September 2006. He is featured in the film, Zero: an investigation into 9/11 During 2008, he warned of the dangers of an Obama presidency controlled by Wall Street with Obama: The Postmodern Coup, The Making of a Manchurian Candidate and Barack H. Obama: The Unauthorized Biography. His interest in economics is reflected in Surviving the Cataclysm: Your Guide Through the Worst Financial Crisis in Human HistoryAgainst Oligarchy. He is currently completing a study of Pearl Harbor as an episode in Wall Street's war against President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, and FDR's economic bill of rights. His books have appeared in Japanese, German, Italian, French, and Spanish. From 1974 to 1984, he was a correspondent in central Europe, during which time he co-authored Chi ha ucciso Aldo Moro (Who Killed Aldo Moro, 1978) a study of international terrorism. In 1979-80, he appeared as commentator for Teleradiosole, a television station in Rome. From 1984 to 1996, he was a correspondent in Washington DC. Tarpley is the co-author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), which has sold 30,000 copies and remains the only critical biography of the former President. In 1997 he published an anthology entitled Against Oligarchy: Essays and Speeches 1970-1996. These books can be consulted on the internet at www.tarpley.net. His 9/11 Synthetic Terror, the Bible of the 9/11 Truth Movement, has sold over 20,000 copies. His two books on Obama are virtually the only critical ones in print from a progressive viewpoint. Tarpley has lectured in numerous colleges and universities around the world. In 1995 he was named a consultant to the Universal Ecological Academy of Moscow. He holds an MA from Skidmore College and a Ph.D. in history from the Catholic University of America. Webster Tarpley's talk show World Crisis Radio is now broadcast on the Genesis World Report on GCNLive Free Internet Streaming Radio, Saturdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern (1-3 Central, 11-1 Pacific), all 4 networks.
Earth is going fragile under reckless release of heat and our intrusion into night cycle. Increased heat of the environment is shearing the system. The unwinding force of heat is opposed by winding force of earth that is leading to flash floods//snows, earth quake and volcanic eruption. We are stressing earth without understanding the principle and design on which she functions. Fire and flash floods, earth quakes and volcanic eruptions will strikes us repeatedly both in magnitude and in number, till we awaken to the simple reality of parallel and multiple world design and know the energy cycle in which we live. We need to introspect on how we are intruding into earth’s functioning. The delay to awaken could end in destruction of much of human population on earth as Noble laureate James Lovelock predicted it. We need to look at the universe as living one and awaken to Human role in it
Imran Nazar Hosein is a leading International Islamic Philosopher, Scholar and author, specialising in world politics, economy, eschatology , modern socio-economic/political issues and expert on international affairs. He is best- selling author of Jerusalem in the Qur'an. Imran Nazar Hosein was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 to parents whose ancestors had migrated from India as indentured labourers. He studied Islam, Philosophy and International Relations at several universities and institutions of higher learning. Among them are al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, the University of Karachi in Pakistan, the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
“once a standing army is established, in any country, the people lose their liberty.”
“Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
“If you are an ordinary person, then you can prepare yourself for war by moving to the countryside and building a farm, but you must take guns with you, as the hordes of starving will be roaming. Also, even though the elite will have their safe havens and specialist shelters, they must be just as careful during the war as the ordinary civilians, because their shelters can still be compromised.”
"We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?" Joseph Stalin
The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Governments keep a lot of secrets from their people . . .
Why aren't the people in return allowed to keep secrets
from the government?
PHILIP ZIMMERMAN, DER SPIEGEL
“Some call it Communism, I call it Judaism.”
Rabbi Stephen Weiss
“Anti-Communism is Anti-Semitism.”
Jewish Voice, July - August 1941
Taxing People is Punishing Success
There's the rich, the poor, and the tax payers...also known as the middle class. Robert Kiyosaki
The Tax you pay is The Bill for Staying Stupid
“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.” Major L L B Angus
The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or so dependent on its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.
The Rothschild Bros
"Debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages must be foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When, through a process of law, the common people lose their homes they will become more docile and more easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of government, applied by a central power of wealth under control of leading financiers.
This truth is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of Capital to govern the world.
By dividing the voters through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance. Thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves what has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished."
USA Banker's Magazine, August 25 1924
Cutting Tax Rates stimulates Economic Growth creates more Profit , more Jobs and therefore The Treasury ends up with more Tax Money
Taxation is legalized Theft
"The Objective of the Bank is not the control of a conflict , it's the control of the debt that a conflict produces . The real value of a conflict , the true value is in the debt that it creates . You control the debt , you control everything . this is THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE BANKING INDUSTRY , to make us all , whether we be nations or individuals , SLAVES TO DEBT " An UNKNOWN Banker
Patriotism is the last refuge... to which the scoundrel clings .... Steal a little and they throw you in jail ..steal a lot and they make you king ....
"Corporations are stealing billions in tax breaks, while the confused, screwed citizenry turn on each other. International corporations have no national allegiance, they care only for profit." Robert Reich
There is NO political answer to a spiritual problem!
Political Correctness is a Political Stand Point that does not allow Political Opposition , This is actually The Definition of Dictatorship
The modern definition of racist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal
When People lose everything and have nothing left to lose , They Lose It !
Your Greatest Teacher is Your Last Mistake
The one who Controls the Education System , Controls Perception UNKNOWN
"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything."
Albert EinsteinIn The Left Nothing is Right & in The Right nothing is Left
Freedom is not Free
Don't Steal The Government Hates The Competition
"Buy The Rumor , Sell The Fact " Peter Schiff
You can love your Country and not your Government
" The Government Works for ME , I do not answer to them They Answer to ME "
"Tyranny will Come to Your Door in a Uniform "
"The Government is not The Solution to our Problems , The Government is The Problem "
"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato
The world is a tragedy to those that feel, and a comedy to those that think...Beppe Grillo
"The people should not fear the government for it is the government who should fear the people" UNKNOWN
"If You are looking for solutions to the world's problems , look in the Mirror , You Are The Solution , You have the power as a human being on this planet " UNKNOWN
"They don't control us , We empower them " UNKNOWN
"Serial Killers do on a Small Scale What Governments do on a large one..."
Serial Killer Richard Ramirez
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Schools manufacture people who think that they're smart but they're not.
Education is what you learn after you leave School
" Schools were designed to create employees for the big corporations."
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he is obligated to do so" Thomas Jefferson
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism
“True education makes you feel stupid. It makes you realize you have so much more to learn.” Robert Kiyosaki
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." - Gerard Way
"Aspire not to have More but to be More "
The losers in life think they have all the answers. They can’t learn because they’re too busy telling everyone what they know.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. -This time more intelligently." Henry Ford
What You Own Owns You
If you expect the government to solve your problems, you have a problem. Robert Kiyosaki
"Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security." Benjamin Franklin
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Always trust someone who is seeking the truth , never trust someone who found it" Jordan Maxwell
Be The Change you want to see in The World
Failure inspires winners but defeats losers
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” A Chinese Proverb
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me." UNKNOWN
Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Morpheus The Matrix 1999