Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Mental Slavery

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery/None but ourselves can free our minds." -Bob Marley

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." -Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1923

"There is also a lot of infrastructure inside of people's heads." –Aric (from Derrick Jensen discussion group)

"The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed" –Steven Biko

"Wilderness begins in the human mind" -Ed Abbey

"The concept of duty has been a means used by the holders of power to induce others to live for the interests of their masters rather than for their own." -Bertrand Russell

"There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old system and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one." - Machiavelli - 1513


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