19. (2013 May) At the Margins: Quips and Quotes

“People are aware that they cannot continue in the same old way but are immobilized because they cannot imagine an alternative. We need a vision that recognizes that we are at one of the great turning points in human history when the survival of our planet and the restoration of our humanity require a great sea change in our ecological, economic, political, and spiritual values.”
~Grace Lee Boggs

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ”
~Paulo Freire

“The point of modernity is to live a life without illusions while not becoming disillusioned.”
~Antonio Gramsci

“Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty.”
~Oscar Romero

“There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.”
~Margaret Thatcher

“There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.”
~Clare Booth Luce

2 thoughts on “19. (2013 May) At the Margins: Quips and Quotes

  1. ~~~~~~~If you don’t know that only 4 Georgists know how to actually implement LVT and that it has been actually implemented (always with measured success) 19 times in America (partially, unfortunately), then how do you expect to implement it??????????????

  2. Seems to me that the error that has been continually been repeated is that the system proposed by Henry George has never been implemented in every detail. I’.m refering to the abolishment of all other taxes in particular. This action would allow us to say honestly that this system would abolish all taxes and and instead have a system that is collecting rent justified by a use of land or resources by each citizen, with mechanisms that assures justice for all!

    The other thing is could we choose a country, where conditions are exceptionally ripe for this change and consolidate all Georgist efforts to implement the system. Then as the system perfoms like nothing before. it could be shouted to the world! Hopefully it would
    be accepted world around.

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