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Margaret Flowers's Quotes
Because the only way to build a participatory democracy is to PARTICIPATE!
We need to create a visible presence that will visually convince both the people of the United States and the Administrative and Congressional Branches of our government that ignoring the needs of the people who have elected them is a betrayal of democracy. WE and I will not stand by while the needs and wish for peaceful resolution are being ignored by members of the Administrative and Congressional branches of our government.
"The question will arise, and arise in your day though perhaps not fully in mine; which shall rule--wealth or man? Which shall lead--money or intellect? Who shall fill public stations--educated and patriotic free men, or the feudal serfs of corporate capitalism?"
Either we will continue down the road of pathology to ultimate and certain oblivion, or we will demand, and organize for an end to corporate domination and militarism. In this matter, there is no middle ground. We cannot have it both ways simultaneously. We must do this, in the words of Malcolm X [el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz], "By any means necessary." And we must do this urgently, creatively, and collectively.
War might be profitable, but it does nothing for our culture. I would rather see our money invested in science and technology that can be used to generate energy without oil or coal, medicine that cures diseases not treats them, and the education of our youth.
DEFENSE SPENDING WOULD COVER ALL COSTS TO GOV'T. NO NEED TO CUT SERVICES.
My heart, the very spirit of humanity demands it. I tire of the world we've spun out of greed and self-indulgence. I want to be the change I seek.
I'll be there because I'm part of the reason Obama is in the White House and it's my responsibility to show everyone that his actions are not in line with why I put him there. If we as a group can't turn our country's direction, our country is lost.
We need to break the two-party dictatorship in order to replace the American war machine with a global peace party.