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“The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fiber of my frame.” ― Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat
 Conforming to a certain ideology appeals to a large segment of the population because it lets others do their thinking for them. Ideology is defined as a system of ideas which attempts to explain reality because sometimes reality proves to be too much to absorb. While some ideologies are rooted in fact most are rooted in emotions and tend to distort or over-simply the problems at hand; reflecting a bias and serving a special group of people. There are many isms from which to choose…..communism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism, fascism, totalitarianism to name a few. All you need do is pick your poison. However do keep in mind as more and more people accept the ideology of socialism (which is a step away from communism) communism is the leading ideological cause of death. Between the years 1900-2000 communism claimed the lives of 94 million people; fascism 28 million. And the world’s worst famines during the 20th century were under communism regimes. All ism’s are not created equal. - SFG
Was T.S. Eliot right about April?
April 14, 1865-The assassination of Abraham Lincoln April 27th 1865-Explosion of SS Sultana where 2000 perished April 18th 1906 San Francisco earthquake 3,425 people killed April 15th 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic 1490-1635 dead April 20 1914 Ludlow massacre; 19 were killed April 15th 1927 great Mississippi river flood 246 killed April 14 1935 Black Sunday, the great dust storm April 16 1947 Texas City the worst industrial accident, 2300 pounds of ammonium nitrate exploded killing 581 April 26 1986 Chernobyl; 31 killed and the lasting implications are unknown April 19th 1993 Waco Texas siege 80 were killed April 14, 1994 Black Hawk Incident 26 killed April 19 1995 Oklahoma City bombing 168 dead over 600 wounded April 20 1999 Columbine 13 dead April 16, 2007 Virginia Tech shooting 32 killed
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“All that is necessary for evil to triumph, said Burke, is for good men to do nothing; and most good men nowadays can be relied upon to do precisely that. Where a reputation for intolerance is more feared than a reputation for vice itself, all manner of evil may be expected to flourish.”   ― Theodore Dalrymple, Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses “The question of whether world peace will ever be possible can only be answered by someone familiar with world history. To be familiar with world history means, however, to know human beings as they have been and always will be. There is a vast difference, which most people will never comprehend, between viewing future history as it will be and viewing it as one might like it to be. Peace is a desire, war is a fact; and history has never paid heed to human desires and ideals ...” ― Oswald Spengler, Aphorisms
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Socialism to Communism to Fascism With more and more people becoming comfortable with the idea of socialism it is important to realize that socialism is the transition to communism. If we become comfortable with that what is to prevent us from heading on over to fascism. In communism everyone is equal, it is a stateless society, no one is rich and no one is poor, the community holds the products and the major resources. The only real definition of fascism is the one Benito Mussolini gave us; he outlined the three principles of fascism.  1. Everything in the state; the government is supreme and the country is all encompassing and all within it must conform to the ruling body. 2. Nothing outside of the state, the implied goal of any fascist state is to rule the world and have every human submit to the government. 3. Nothing against the state, any questioning of the state will not be tolerated, if you do not see things our way, you are wrong, if you do not agree with the government you can’t be permitted to live and taint the minds of the rest of the good citizens.
Only you can change the world……….
“How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” ― Ronald Reagan
WAR and PEACE “We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears and ignorance. Even if we transport all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the roots of bombs are still there, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we will make new bombs. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women. To prepare for war, to give millions of men and women the opportunity to practice killing day and night in their hearts, is to plant millions of seeds of violence, anger, frustration, and fear that will be passed on for generations to come. ”   ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ
“Corruption-the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.” Edward Gibbon