“Earth is abundant with plentiful resources. Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is no longer relevant and is counter-productive to our survival.” (Jacque Fresco)
“When enough people understand reality, tyrants can literally be ignored out of existence. They can't ever be voted out of existence. (Larken Rose)"
Aber denen, welche die Wahrheit reden, gibt sie Verständnis, Möglichkeiten, viel Ehre und Macht und natürlich auch die Ehre des unerschütterlichen Haßes der ignoranten Massen. Mit der Wahrheit züchtest Du auch die Dummen und Bösen als Feinde heran und die sind dann meist auch jene, die sowieso Deine Feinde wären. (Theodor Fontane)
Take, say, the core of the established religions today: the Bible. It is basically polytheistic, with the warrior God demanding of his chosen people that they not worship the other Gods and destroy those who do -- in an extremely brutal way, in fact. It would be hard to find a more genocidal text in the literary canon, or a more violent and destructive character than the God who was to be worshipped. So that´s one definition. In the Prophets, one finds (sometimes) a different conception, much more humane. That´s why the Prophets (the "dissident intellectuals" of their day) were persecuted, imprisoned, driven into the desert, etc. -- other reasons included their geopolitical analysis, unwelcome to power. The intellectuals who were honored and privileged were those who centuries later were called "false prophets". (Noam Chomsky)