From childhood I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering, but to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise for it has taught me to appreciate the inestimable value of introspection in the preservation of life, as well as a means of achievement. The pressure of occupation and the incessant stream of impressions pouring into our consciousness through all the gateways of knowledge make modern existence hazardous in many ways. Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves. The premature death of millions is primarily traceable to this cause. Even among those who exercise care, it is a common mistake to avoid imaginary, and ignore the real dangers. And what is true of an individual also applies, more or less, to a people as a whole. (Nikola Tesla)
In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to #survival. ― Noam Chomsky
I believe that surveillance satellites began reading minds--or rather, began allowing the minds of targets to be read--sometime in the early 1990s. Some satellites in fact can read a person's mind from space. (John Fleming) (The War of All Against All: An Analysis of Conflict in Society)
Our collective reality is increasingly like life in a horror movie that one cannot wake from. Though many people have chosen to ram their heads in the sand and ignore the ever darkening horizon, they will be forced to wake up very soon.
~Dane Wigington (2014)