Who's Got the Power?


Who's got the power? Is it those who own the weapons? Those who own the media? Those who are the most ruthless? Those with the most money?


History shows that -- in the long-run -- power is with those who think for themselves and chart their own course. Those who have truth on their side. Those with passion. Those with hopefulness and courage. Those with persistence and patience.

Those fighting the battle to disclose the truth about 9/11 and other things which the powers-that-be are trying to keep hidden have true power on our side . . .

We've Got the Numbers On Our Side

Those who want truth and justice outnumber those fighting to maintain the cover-up by millions-to-one.

You let one ant stand up to us - then they all might stand up.
Those puny little ants outnumber us a 100 to one. And if they
ever figure that out, there goes our way of life.
- Hopper (a grasshopper speaking to fellow grasshoppers in the Disney/Pixar movie "A Bug's Life")

They bought the politicians and the news
They've got all the weapons (which they like to use)
But they are few and we're billions strong
We are the giant ... been sleeping for too long
Time to wake up and sing our victory song
- The Voice

Power Is Held by the People; We Only Loan It Temporarily To The Government

While it might seem that the government has all the power, it is actually the people who hold the power. Government only has power to the extent we give it power.

Governments do not give people rights. The People give government power in order to protect their preexisting rights.
- Colorado Attorney General’s Office, 1993

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
- Declaration of Independence

The Butterfly Effect

Chaos physics teaches us that even very small actions can have tremendous effects. The butterfly's wings can literally affect weather on the other side of the globe. Together, we actually can change things for the better.

There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at points in history and creating a power that governments cannot suppress.
- Howard Zinn, historian

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
- Robert F . Kennedy

The power of an aroused public is unbeatable.
- Dr. Helen Caldicott

In times of danger large groups rise to the highest pitch of enthusiasm, courage and sacrifice . . . Mankind will be refashioned and history rewritten when this law is understood and obeyed.
-Helen Keller

From the Pain, come the Dream.
from the Dream, come the Vision
from the Vision, come the People
and from the People, come the Power
from this Power, come the Change.
- Peter Gabriel

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Charting Our Own Course

No matter how bad things might seem, we always have the power to chart our own course. With the power to choose, no matter what the circumstances, we can make things turn out right.

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
- Bruce Lee

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
- Stephen Covey

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response.
- Victor Frankl

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

In these words lies all his power: He chose the path along which he is walking and so has no complaints.
- Paulo Coelho

Claiming What We've Already Got

We've got alot more inherent power as human beings than we realize.

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
- Sivananda

I'm not talking about putting out your fire of righteous anger. Keep that anger alive and channel it into defeating the lies and bringing the bad guys to justice. We need your righteous anger! But anger without love turns into hatred, which weakens you. Anger plus love turns into power, effectiveness and success.
- George Washington (georgewashington.blogspot.com)

What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.
- Alexander Graham Bell

Men habitually use only a small part of the power which they actually possess.
Williams James

You're in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you that knows -- and has always known -- that we are more than our environment; and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.
- Anthony Robbins

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
- Marianne Williamson

Most of us can learn to live in perfect comfort on higher levels of power. Everyone knows that on any given day there are energies slumbering in him which the incitements of that day do not call forth. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. It is evident that our organism has stored-up reserves of energy that are ordinarily not called upon - deeper and deeper strata of explosible material, ready for use by anyone who probes so deep. The human individual usually lives far within his limits.
- William James

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

-Ferdinand Foch

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
- Goethe

I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.
- Mike Ditka

A good intention clothes itself with power.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through conscious thoughts.
- Anthony Robbins

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
- Henry George

A Hero Hangs on One Minute Longer

Hanging on just a little longer than the other guy is often a key to winning the struggle for truth and justice.

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
- Winston Churchill

The power to shape the future is earned through persistence. No other quality is as essential to success. It is the sandpaper that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles. It is the ability to move mountains one grain of sand at a time.
- Calvin Coolidge

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

It's not than I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
- Napoleon Hill

A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
- Norwegian proverb

I would GREATLY appreciate

good quotes to add...

A few more I like...

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

"Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it." - JFK

Thanks GW. Inspiring Post. I needed it. Peace.

Ask and though shalt receive.

I knew there was a reason I've been saving these babies.

John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
"To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be
> credible. To be credible, we must be truthful."
“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” –Plato
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water. Miguel Cervantes
Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity. - Lord Acton
It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"... In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." (Galileo Galilei, 1564 - 1642)
Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you. - William Blake.
"First, they ridicule you. Then there is violent opposition to what you are saying. Then . . .you win" Ghandi
“it is possible to fool all the people all the time—when government and press cooperate.” George Seldes - "legendary investigative reporter"
"For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know it - now" - Patrick Henry
"There's a shadow on the faces of the men who send the guns to the wars that are fought in places where their business interest runs."
"The Truth is an Offense, but not a Sin" ~ Bob Marley
"Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught
in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is
called at once a lunatic and fool"
-- Plato.
"Truth is a fruit that can only be picked when it is very ripe."--Voltaire
In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. - Mark Twain
Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger. William Cullen Bryant
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. Socrates
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action. - Lao Tzu
The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. - Charles Caleb Colton
Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you. - Calvin Coolidge
Truth crushed to earth shall rise again: The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers. - William Cullen Bryant
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught. - Honore de Balzac
“As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities”.
-- Voltaire
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. - Lyman Beecher
I close off with a few of my favorite quotes:
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security deserves neither and will lose both." - Benjamin Franklin
"Terrorism does not justify the neglect of accepted legal norms. This is how we distinguish ourselves from the terrorists themselves." - Ahron Barak
"…the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country." - Hermann Goering, Hitler’s Reich Marshal, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II.
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln
"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - James Madison
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"If this were a Dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier... just as long as I'm the Dictator." - George Bush (Dec 18, 2000)
"When the Government fears the People, there is Liberty. When the People fear the Government, there is Tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson
"In the beginning of a change the Patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot." - Mark Twain
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. - Charles Caleb Colton
The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. - H. L. Mencken
"Truth is a fruit that can only be picked when it is very ripe."--Voltaire
The truth is more important than the facts. - Frank Loyd Wright
"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" – Edward R. Murrow
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms. - Charles Caleb Colton
The true threat to liberty comes not from terrorists but from our political leaders whose natural inclination is to seize upon any excuse to diminish them.
~~ Walter Williams, Nightly Business Report, September 2001
Don't hate anyone and don't be angry. Find a solution.
Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms. - Charles Caleb Colton
Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be. - Goethe
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. - Daniel Webster
"Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest." - Benjamin Franklin
"They who have put out the people's eyes, reproach them of their blindness." John Milton
“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson
"Congress abdicated its oversight responsibility," he says. "The press abdicated its responsibility, and the American people abdicated their responsibilities. Terror was on the minds of everyone, and nobody questioned anything, quite frankly."
Chuck Hagel
Physics/Science/Mathematics do not lie, only people do.
9/11 was an INSIDE JOB
'We the people' allow our democracy to be undermined by elitist interests.
Casey Hyma
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. ~ Dante Alighieri
As one of the Neuremburg lawyers said, "Evil is the profound lack of compassion"
"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war reach a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has 'closed', the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. AND I AM CAESAR." - Julius Caesar

"9/11 research is a rabbit-hole of Byzantine complexity full of snares and delusions and peopled with false friends, lunatics, earnest lost souls and a few heroes."
- Jenna Orkin
"The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments."
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 191
German philosopher (1844 - 1900)
Edit. Sorry George. I posted this before reading your post. I didn't realize you were looking for inspirational statements, not truth statements.
Ain't it just like me to go off half cocked;o

But I thought you need the money first? ;-)

Or is it sugar first?