May 12, 2009

'better to trust the many'

"Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism...A really efficienttotalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers." Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) Author; Forward to 'Brave New World', 1932

". . .government is instituted for the protection, safety, and happiness ofthe people, and not for profit, honour, or private interest of any man, family, or class of men...the origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check the creatures of their own creation, vested with certain powers to guard the life, liberty and property of the community..." Mercy Otis Warren 1728-1814, poet, historian, patriot, and advocate of the Bill of Rights

"I would be better to trust the many than the few, who are infected with the plague of self-interest and selfishness." Tom Paine (1737-1809) from "The Rights of Man".

Parade of Quotes compliments of Information Clearing House.

3 comments:

Anne Whitaker said...

Hi Jude

greetings and have a good holiday from Anne Whitaker ( the very twelfth house person!)- haven't dropped by for a while! I found your selection of quotes on government highly pertinent and thought provoking, as we in the UK continue to reel as revelation after revelation exposes the corruption of our politicians. Jupiter Chiron Neptune in Aquarius expresses this so eloquently.....

jude cowell said...

Hello Again, Anne, great to touch base with you!

Glad you find the quotes relevant as do i. Thomas Paine's life, times, and writings are fascinating to me.

Traveling trio Jup/Chiron/Nep is affecting so many levels of life on earth; my most private intuition tells me that the expansive ideology//wounded healer or healing wound//spirituality = the Diving Source levels need integration now which is all that can ultimately heal what ails us.

Your UK evelations (you'll remember to look at what they're pointing Away From when a 'scandal' blows through won't you?) are interesting yet i'm understandable in a finish-up phase w/ Merc Rx in n 9th h.

Didn't get to research much or compose, or study charts in the last couple of weeks so recent political/financial kerfluffles are out of my personal loop just now. Hope to be up-to-blogging-snuff by mid-week.

Anne, i want to mosey to your writings again (been at the seaside for a few days.) Admittedly i know more about the 12th house within my own chart than i wish i had to know...but such is Life, oui? Jude

ps: if you read this and you have a link for me concerning Progressed 12th house matters, please let me know! jc

Anne Whitaker said...

Hi Jude

great to hear from you!Very happy to attempt to elucidate 12th House matters for you if I can (ARE they elucidateable - if such a word exists!)but not sure what you mean re 'Progressed 12th House matters....'so if you can email me with a bit more info will try to oblige! Try me on contact.anne.w@googlemail.com

Best wishes

Anne W