For my father, killed by the police

I am moved to tears.

Failure to Listen

Dear MoveOn member,
My father was Eric Garner. He was murdered by the police in New York City in 2014. His killer was never indicted for the crime. My father’s last words were, “I can’t breathe,” as a police officer choked him to death, on video.
I want you to know that my father was loved dearly—by me, by my daughter, Alyssa, who misses her Pop-Pop, and by his whole family.

My father was taken too early—by a corrupted criminal justice system. It’s a system that, honestly, has always targeted Black people but that’s grown so far out of control thanks, in large part, to the crime policies of the 1990s. Today, I’m confident that there’s only one presidential candidate who is both prepared to and serious about taking on that corrupt system.

That’s why I endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders—and made this video explaining my decision. I hope you’ll watch…

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Quotes From Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War

Wu wei.

Failure to Listen

The Art of War

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

-Sun Tzu

It is the rule in war, if ten times the enemy’s strength, surround them; if five times, attack them; if double, be able to divide them; if equal,engage them; if fewer, be able to evade them; if weaker, be able to avoid them.

-Sun Tzu

A leader leads by example not by force.

-Sun Tzu

To a surrounded enemy, you must leave a way of escape.

-Sun Tzu

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

-Sun Tzu

The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities… It is best to win without fighting.

-Sun Tzu

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

-Sun Tzu

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World War III: Stateless ponzi schemes of power

Heather Marsh

A continuation of thoughts from World War III

The European empires brought their system of states and state governance to every part of the world they occupied. The trade economy then removed resource governance and distribution from states to multinational corporations. Collapse of state power and relevance has naturally followed the loss of the ability to manage and distribute resources, especially in those states where the the multinational occupation is headquartered outside their borders. State borders now exist largely as a means of corralling, cataloguing and controlling the people in them, the last asset under state control. This control is slipping even as people become more and more a commodity, and those in power are justly terrified of state control slipping further. As people in collapsing states struggle to remember what self-governance was and fall repeatedly into the libertarian dystopia of rule by trade mafia, the world’s powerful are quietly…

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