Tuesday, August 24, 2004

"It [money] has value only as long as we collectively believe it does...the 70s raised the same doubts about money that the eighteenth centuary raised about religon." 1

1. Slater P, ???
"If we hurt what we take to be outside us, we hurt ourselves." 1

1. Derek Wall, 1990. Getting There, GreenPrint.

Philisophical Guerrilla

"The philisophical guerrilla should identify contradictions and push them into their opposites. Capitalism promises prosperity yet millions particualry in the developing world live in poverty. Despite wealth millions of others feel their lives to be pointless and boring. Despite freedom of choice we have little say in decision making. Despite the 'free market', multinationals call the tune. To achieve short term economic 'security', we are destorying life. Contradictions can be made more obvious and the owners of 'the mental means of production' put on the defensive." 1

1. Derek Wall, 1990. Getting There, GreenPrint.

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Vote Green

"Vote Green, but don't just vote..." 1

1. Derek Wall, 1990. Getting There, GreenPrint.

Power

"We had better aim not at seizing power but at eroding, undermining, democratizing, decenteralizing and distributing" 1

1. Dave Dellinger, ???

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Protection of Democracy

"Contradiction of how an institution as profoundly undemocratic and heirachical as our present army is supposed to defend a democratic system." 1

1. Derek Wall, 1990. Getting There, GreenPrint. Talking about Peter Tatchell's book.

Women

"Women constitute half of the worlds population, perform two thirds of its work, receive one tenth of the worlds income and own less than one hundredth of the worlds property." 1

1. Cynthia Cockburn.

Education

"The education system looks more like a grand and pointless intelligence test to separate the managed from the managers."

1. Derek Wall, 1990. Getting There, GreenPrint.

Community

"Soap operas about neighbours and community are billion viewer substitutes for real communities and real contact with ones neighbours." 1

1. Derek Wall, 1990. Getting There, GreenPrint.


Environment

"The environment is the base of all economic activity, and if we destroy it we destroy ourselves." 1

1. Derek Wall, 1990. Getting There, Green Print.

Freedom

"The kindest slave owners were really the most cruel because there slaves were less likely to seek freedom" 1

1. Oscar Wilde

Monday, August 16, 2004

You become what you hate

"You become - if only in part - that which you fought against. It is not inevitable, but only progressive and radical thinking protects you against peril." 1

1. Darcus Howe, 16 August. The hierarchy of skin colour presumes that Caribbean folk are at the bottom of the pile, New Statesman.

To Quotation or not to quote

"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." 1

1. Ralph Waldo Emerson, ???

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Me or you

"For the last 200 years philoposhers and poets and men of letters have said, 'Look inside yourself, understand yourself, focus on your memories,' I am saying 'No, look at other people. Find out what other poeple are like, they ar emore interesting than you. Try and help them. Inspire others and you will feel inspired yourself.' 1

1. Dr Theodore Zeldin, July 2004. Richer not happier: a 21st-century search for the good life, RSA Journal.

Money

"How you spend your money is how you vote on what exists in the world" 1

1. Vicki Robin, ???. ???.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

New Curriculum

"Topics would include serving others; understanding and managing your feelings; maintaining your health; the appreciation of beauty; love, family and parenting; money and housing keeping; work; mental illness; political activity; and philosophical and religous ideas." 1

1. Richard Layard, July 2004. Have we solved the economic problem.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Boundaries

"Boundaries are always to an extent arbitary, but that does not make them any the less necessary in the maintenance of a civilised society." 1

1. Theodore Dalrymple, 9 August 2004. A nation of paedophiles, New Statesman.

Action

"The best way to inspire people to act is to provide them with the visible results of their actions." 1

1. Alex Greenwood, 26th July 2004. A subculture in the cybersalons, New Stateman.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Language

"When a language becomes extinct, a whole way of seeing the world dies" 1

1. Germaine Greer, 2004. Whitefella Jump up, Profile Books.

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Individuality

"Does individuality exist in a world of peer presure, fashion and trends." - Unknown

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Freud explains depression as "anger turned upon the self."

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Democracy

"Governing a complex society needs technical expertise, but technical decision making conflicts with increasingly participatory and even populist politics." 1

1. Daniel Bell

Scale

"Things on a small scale behave nothing like things on a large scale" 1

1. Richard Feynman