There is pakistan's relationship with afghanistan which will also be a very tricky issue in the coming years. Then there is a large part of pakistan which is being torn apart from american drone attacks. The country is being invaded constantly by a terrorist superpower. Again, this is not a small problem.
O, when i am safe in my sylvan home,i mock at the pride of greece and rome;and when i am stretch'd beneath the pineswhen the evening star so holy shines,i laugh at the lore and pride of man,at the sophist's schools, and the learned clan;for what are they all in their high conceit,when man in the bush with god may meet?
Its not going to be easy to proceed. There are going to be barriers, difficulties, hardships, failures - its inevitable. But unless the spirit of the last year, here and elsewhere in the country and around the globe, unless that continues to grow and becomes a major force in the social and political world, the chances for a decent future are not very high.
When you go to that other country you realize that in france and in england, you don't ask somebody what they do for a living when you meet someone. A lot of the obvious things, the shortcuts we take in america - in america you can talk about money all you want. You can ask how much they make, rent they pay, how much their house costs and how much their car costs, and they'll feel comfortable telling you. But it's scandalous to ask anyone in england or france a question like that.
Colombia was a big wheat producer in the 1950's. That was eliminated by what sounds like a nice plan, called "food for peace. " it's a plan by which us taxpayers subsidized us agribusiness to send food to poor countries. This, of course, destroyed the domestic agricultural markets of these countries, opening these markets to us agribusiness.
Paneloux is a man of learning, a scholar. He hasn't come in contact with death; that's why he can speak with such assurance of the truth-with a capital t. But every country priest who visits his parishioners and has heard a man gasping for breath on his deathbed thinks as i do. He'd try to relieve human suffering before trying to point out its goodness.
The manufacturing industry is starting to press for some kind of national healthcare. Now it's beginning to put it on the agenda. It doesn't matter if the population wants it. What 90% of the population wants would be kind of irrelevant. But if part of the concentration of corporate capital that basically runs the country - another thing we're not allowed to say but it's obvious - if part of that sector becomes in favor then the issue moves onto the political agenda.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.When you're down to nothing, god is up to something. The faithful see the invisible, believe the incredible and then receive the impossible.Where liberty dwells there is my country.
The sanders campaign showed that a candidate with mildly progressive programs could win the nomination, maybe the election, even without the backing of the major funders or any media support. There's good reason to suppose that sanders would have won the nomination had it not been for shenanigans of the obama-clinton party managers. He is now the most popular political figure in the country by a large margin.
Physical force has no value, where there is nothing else. Snow in snow-banks, fire in volcanoes and solfataras is cheap. The luxury of ice is in tropical countries, and midsummer days. The luxury of fire is, to have a little on our hearth; and of electricity, not the volleys of the charged cloud, but the manageable stream on the battery-wires. So of spirit, or energy; the rests or remains of it in the civil and moral man, are worth all the cannibals in the pacific.
I still preserve those relics of past sufferings and experience, like pillars of witness set up in travelling through the valve of life, to mark particular occurrences. The footsteps are obliterated now; the face of the country may be changed; but the pillar is still there, to remind me how all things were when it was reared.
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country... Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed.
I was grateful to see president obama's victory speech. I was over the moon to see the audience. There were about 60 percent white voters the other 40 percent were african americans, asian, spanish speaking etc. I wept at that spectacle, it told me that the pundits that continue in our country to try to polarize us, to keep us apart, are not succeeding. Americans are waking up not only to the truth, but the truth in each other. Hallelujah!
The us is a country [in which] eighty percent of the population thinks the bible was written by god. About half think every word is literally true. So it's had to appeal to that - and to the nativist population, the people that are frightened, have always been... It's a very frightened country and that's increasing now with the recognition that the white population is going to be a minority pretty soon, "they've taken our country from us."
I am not much an advocate for traveling, and i observe that men run away to other countries because they are not good in their own, and run back to their own because they pass for nothing in the new places. For the most part, only the light characters travel. Who are you that have no task to keep you at home?
Never give up no matter what is going on never give up develop the heart too much energy in your country is spent developing the mind instead of the heart be compassionate not just to your friends but to everyone be compassionate work for peace in your heart and in the world work for peace and i say again never give up no matter what is going on around you never give up
The communists basically acted as the police force of the security system of the [spain] republic and were very much opposed to the anarchists, partially because [joseph] stalin still hoped at that time to have some kind of pact with western countries against [adolf] hitler. That, of course, failed and stalin withdrew the support to the republic. They even withdrew the spanish gold reserves.
My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, i have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude.