I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others happiness, not by each others misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned mens souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goosestepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men machine men with machine minds and machine hearts You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men You have the love of humanity in your hearts You don't hate Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers Don't fight for slavery Fight for liberty In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men In you You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie They do not fulfill that promise. They never will Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world To do away with national barriers To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all mens happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite
Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is ourinsanity. Patriotism is it's cult... Just as love for oneindividual which excludes the love for others is not love,love for ones country which is not part of ones lovefor humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.
When evening comes, I return home and go into my study. On the threshold I strip off my muddy, sweaty, workday clothes, and put on the robes of court and palace, and in this graver dress I enter the antique courts of the ancients and am welcomed by them, and there I taste the food that alone is mine, and for which I was born. And there I make bold to speak to them and ask the motives of their actions, and they, in their humanity, reply to me. And for the space of four hours I forget the world, remember no vexation, fear poverty no more, tremble no more at death: I pass indeed into their world.
The Earth should not be cut up into hundreds of different sections, each inhabited by a selfdefined segment of humanity that considers it's own welfare and it's own 'national security' to be paramount above all other consideration.I am all for cultural diversity and would be willing to see each recognizable group value it's cultural heritage. I am a New York patriot, for instance, and if I lived in Los Angeles, I would love to get together with other New York expatriates and sing 'Give My Regards to Broadway.'This sort of thing, however, should remain cultural and benign. I'm against it if it means that each group despises others and lusts to wipe them out. I'm against arming each little selfdefined group with weapons with which to enforce it's own prides and prejudices.The Earth faces environmental problems right now that threaten the imminent destruction of civilization and the end of the planet as a livable world. Humanity cannot afford to waste it's financial and emotional resources on endless, meaningless quarrels between each group and all others. there must be a sense of globalism in which the world unites to solve the real problems that face all groups alike.Can that be done? The question is equivalent to: Can humanity survive?I am not a Zionist, then, because I don't believe in nations, and because Zionism merely sets up one more nation to trouble the world. It sets up one more nation to have 'rights' and 'demands' and 'national security' and to feel it must guard itself against it's neighbors.There are no nations There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.
Why do you have to make everyone hate you? TalonWhat? You want to be my friend now, Celt? If I clean up my act, will you be my buddy? ZarekYoure such an asshole. TalonYeah, but at least I know what I am. I have no pretensions. You don't know if you're a Druid, a DarkHunter, or a playboy. You lost yourself a long time ago in the dark hole where you buried the parts of you that once made you human. ZarekYou are lecturing me on humanity? TalonIronic as he'll, isn't it? Zarek