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SNAKEBITE
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quick little anecdote. I was listening to NPR the other day. The story was on China and their growing cinema. The main focus was on the movie Avatar.The Chinese government pulled it from the theaters before the end of its run and replaced it with an unprecedented 2500 copies of their epic new release, The Story of Confucious. It was said the government didn't want their people having any ideas about their rights. They considered the movie to represent human rights, such as outrageous evictions in certain regions
and they feared it would give those people ideas about fighting back.

Not to mention China's strict internet control. These guys know the power of the story. The inspiration behind these worlds creators like Cameron build.

More powerful then guns. The true revolution will be spread through art. Thats why we must protect our rights at all cost. No rights, no voice. No voice, no rights.

I think this story just empowered me a little bit more. I think it should inspire all of you. When you create, you have personal power. You can move nations.

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Charles
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"The pen is mightier than the sword."

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - 1839

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AnimationGirl
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quote:
"The pen is mightier than the sword."

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - 1839

That's a beautiful quote Charles. [Smile]
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Greg B
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The pen may be mightier than the sword but the gun beats em' both.

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Plai
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We need a second renaissance and a third one right after that just in case.

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SNAKEBITE
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Yo Greg, if your pen convinces the people who are fooled into holding the gun to put them down...then your pen out trumps them all!

thats the key. these evil people need good people to join their military and support their rule. If we convince those guys that they have been fooled then evil has no power.

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The Internet is mightier than the gun.

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http://www.ted.com/talks/alex_tabarrok_foresees_economic_growth.html

There's a philosophy elaborated on optomistically in this speech about Jeffersons quote on lighting candles...how allowing others to light their candles from yours does not darken us.....but that just ain't human nature. I think SOME folks are more inclined to believe that once someone lights their candle from yours they'll blow yours out to get the upper hand.

Ignorance and fear seem to rule everything power-hungry humans do...utopia is a concept and not one easily achieved...in fact few are brave enough to try to work for it.

A very simple psychological game called the prisoners dilemma has shown that even when all other factors are controlled, humans are by nature still very distrustful of each other.....it's as though we expect to get taken advantage of ( perhaps knowing our own selfishness ) and strike first.Once someone is repeatedly taken advantage of they are slow to co-operate...maybe that's why our industry is calling for more and more students even though there seems to be less work ?

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/joachim_de_posada_says_don_t_eat_the_marshmallow_yet.htm l

Joachim talks about delayed gratification.....2/3 of people would take the short-term gain....the long term results be damned

Well that explains global warming , pollution and people eating bush meat etc

Maybe my next comic will be on our possible future as a species.....it's easy enough to imagine where this is all headed in 500 years

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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein
US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

So much for merging the quotes and the golden goose threads

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