The Two Sides Of Liberty

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Greetings fellow zobopians! What are your feelings about ‘liberty’? You like liberty for yourself, right? Do you like others having it too? It’s ironic, there are people in this world that want liberty for themselves only and not for others. Why? So they can enslave others.

Men love liberty because it protects them from control and humiliation from others, and thus affords them the possibility of dignity. They loathe liberty because it throws them back on their own abilities and resources, and thus confronts them with the possibility of insignificance.”

Thomas Szasz

I Think Frantz Fanon Saw The Future

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Hello fellow zobopians! Yes, I think medical specialist and intellectual Frantz Fanon, (Black Skin, White Masks) saw into the future. I’m reading his other book, Wretched of the Earth, and it’s almost as if he saw into the minds of modern day Black American or African revolutionaries. Either we didn’t read Mr. Fanons’ book correctly or we just keep on making the same pathetic mistakes over & over. Anyway, not to get all preachy, follow my Twitter feed @zobop_republic to read #FrantzFanon quotes.

Until that day…

Release Us From Hate

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Greetings fellow zobopians! Sorry for the delay in a new post. I’ve been reading a new book on Freakonomics and Frantz Fanon (Black Skin, White Mask). I actually found the Frantz Fanon book more interesting. I’ve read the first Freakonomic books years ago anyway. I don’t think I’m missing anything. Anyway…here’s some food for thought:

Release from hate complexes will be accomplished only if mankind learns to renounce the scapegoat complex.” –Baruk

How To Become More Creative

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Is the above title a statement or a question? Hello zobopians! We’ll have to figure this out. As for me, as part of my New Direction for 2014, which is almost half over, I’ve read the book “How to become more creative” by Alex F. Osborn. (It’s an older book.) Follow me on Twitter @zobop_republic to see what I’ve learned by Mr. Osborn. Get ready world to become more creative!

Here’s a beginner’s teaser: “A strong imagination begetteth opportunity.” – #Montaigne #quote #creativity

zobop republic to infinity

zobop republic to infinity

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Disclaimer : That black/white illusion picture isn’t my creation. Just got it from the world wide web and added to it. Yeah…If I had a lawyer on retainer he/she would be happy!

What Dog Will You Feed Today

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Hello fellow zobopians.  I came across this Native American proverb today and it really made me think about human nature.

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A tribal elder is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he says to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two dogs. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continues, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asks his grandfather, “Which dog will win?”

The chief simply replied, ” The one you feed.”
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I hope you all enjoyed that. Until next time…

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Quotes To LIve And Die By

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On Twitter you have a hashtag for ‘quote of the day’. Meh. Twitter sometimes doesn’t do justice for everything. So, zobopians, here are some quotes to live & die by. Think about it.
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Peter Principle.

Every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.”
–Lawrence J. Peter

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
–George Santayana

The truth shall make you free.”

Knowing what is true will free you from the bonds of deceit.
[The 3rd quote is the official motto of the C.I.A.(Central Intelligence Agency)]

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#Twitter #Lawrence_J_Peter #GeorgeSantayana #CIA

Enemy Of Public Liberty

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Hello zobopians.  Now that Valentine’s Day has passed it’s time for affairs of the mind. James Madison (1795) quote:

Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies. From these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, debt and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few…No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

His Story Your Story

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History is your story, not their’s.  Hello zobopians; here we are smack in the middle of…Black History Month.  Who controls your story?  Dr. Carter G. Woodson said, “If a race had no recorded history, it’s achievements would be forgotten and, in time, claimed by other groups.”

So, who controls your history?

A Man’s Thinking

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If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think, you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself.”

Dr. Carter G. Woodson

As Dr. Woodson said in 1933, “At this moment, then, the Negro must begin to do the very thing which they have been taught that they cannot do.”

Create Your Future

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Man must create his future himself.
History will not do it for him.”

Robert Scholes

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