Government and religion are swindles.
A way to combat a myth-hoax is to expose it... and seek reality.
But does that leave us alone  and lost without guides?
No,  without the excess baggage of these dogmas,  we can have
the unityharmony,  self-reliance,  natural spirit  and essence of humonity:
        a lighter load,  enlightenment  and freedom.


            tao:   Study the cause,  the source of problems.


            John Milton   1644   England

Let truth and falsehood grapple.
Who ever knew truth  put to the worse  in a free and open encounter?


            Tom Paine   THE AGE OF REASON   1794

When opinions are free,  either in matters of government or religion,  truth will finally and powerfully prevail.
A revolution in the system of government  will be followed by a revolution in the system of religion.
I don't believe in the creed professed by the Jewish, Roman, Greek, Turkish, Protestant or any Church I know of.
        MY  MIND  IS  MY  OWN  CHURCH.


            Lysander Spooner   1846

All efforts to cure a disease without removing the cause,  will always be inadequate.


            Frederick Douglas   1857

Find out just what people will submit to,
and you have found the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them.
        The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those they oppress.


            Kahlil Gibran    THE PROPHET: Freedom    1923

If it's a despot you would dethrone,  see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.


            Bertrand Russell    WHY I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN    1927

Science and our own hearts can teach us no longer to invent allies in the sky.
We must see the world as it is  and not be afraid of it.
We need to look to our own efforts here below  to make this world a fit place to live.
We want to stand on our own feet.


            Marilyn Ferguson    THE AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY    1980

The new awareness has little to do with parties or ideologies.
Its constituents don't come in blocs.
Power that is never surrendered by the individual  cannot be brokered.
        Power to the people.


            Etienne de la Boetie   1553   France

There are [four] kinds of tyrants: some receive their proud position through elections by the people, others by force of arms, others by inheritance, [others by "divine right"]. Although the means of coming into power differ, still the method of ruling is practically the same. The tyrant has nothing more than the power you confer upon him to destroy you. How does he have any power over you except through you? Tyrants need only be deprived of the public's continuing supply of funds and resources. Resolve to serve no more! and you are at once free. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer. Then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.

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