SPACE: is filled with emptiness,
everything else is a garnish.
The unknown reality is of infinite depth;
but consciousness has limits,
which are unknown.
The most captivating image to human consciousness
is the female form.
No matter how much you think you have,
it is never enough.
No matter how much you actually have,
it will always be too little.
A good book captivates you,
a great book changes you.
Capitalism is the ideology of parasites.
Global Warming is the Universe’s way of telling us
that making money is contrary to Nature.
War is a societally catastrophic theft by a group of criminals who compel two sets of victims to destroy each other. For decades I studied looking for the root causes of nuclear war, and then for war in all its forms: conventional, economic, genocidal, imperialistic, and now climate-destroying; and I have come to this: Lack of moral character expressed individually as selfishness through bigotry and greed, and organized socially as capitalism and exclusionary bureaucratic hierarchies for the defense of mediocrity.
The religious strictures enforced as sacred traditions by men against sex and women are them fleeing from the recognition of their own simplistic bestial lusts and fearful insecurity in their manhood, before the nurturing face of love seen by all as female: the mother.
It is always the rulers against the people,
and so in defense it has to be the people against the rulers.
What rulers everywhere fear most is the people united.
The first victory of political rebellion
is to free yourself from the self censorship
imposed by your fear of loss of approval by “authority.”
There will always be a new emergency to distract people
from the institutionalized theft of life they are paying for.
The fact that charities exist shows that governments are failures,
and moral character far too lacking all around.
Never underestimate the power of the Status Quo
to protect itself from reform
by tossing out members who have become liabilities.
I’m all for Socialism,
I’d just hate having to do it with Americans.
Being a Republican in these United States today
is to have an emotional attachment
to sexist White Supremacy ignorance.
I only care about the effect of a person’s actions
on other individuals and on society;
I do not care how they choose to imagine
their relationship to eternity.
People can’t be changed,
they either evolve on their own,
or they persist as they are to the death.
The best you can do, for the rare few,
is tell them the truth if they ask.
I cannot change the world,
I can only affect the people I interact with:
Going out among the people is the best way
to lose any concern about human extinction.
The effort to lead a moral life in an immoral society
causes much personal suffering,
only partially relieved by gaining
a righteous sense of self-respect.
The most pernicious idea in human history is:
The most important idea in human history is: