Overflight, 31

“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
Malcom X, from en.wikiquote.org

“The highly socialised modern mind, which makes a kind of composite god out of the rich, the government, the police and the larger newspapers…”
“The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.”
George Orwell

“Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.”
Winston Churchill

“One of the biggest challenges for human beings is that physiologically we are designed to operate in recency. It’s the fight or flight response. It’s literally in my cells. Literally. And so that when I’m in the wild, it’s about I need to look for something to eat or make sure I don’t get eaten. And how that translates into the modern world is that we think only about what’s happening immediately in front of us. And so we think a long time is last week. In the world of YouTube and Facebook and instant messaging, we think three seconds is a long time, like: Did you get the post already? I already posted it. And the reality is that if you look at history – I don’t mean a week, I don’t mean a month, I mean decades, I mean a hundred years, I mean a couple of hundred years, I mean more than a couple hundred years – you can start to see some patterns, you can see some things that are going on; because history repeats itself there are some trends and there are some movements that you can learn from. And you literally have to go outside of your human instincts to look at history, because we just want to focus on right now, because I said that’s about either eating or being eaten, so we’re gonna go beyond that, and that means not just focusing on the here and now, but learning some real powerful stuff and what’s happened, because there just might be some indicators there as to what’s gonna happen in the future.”
Scott Harris, from hiddensecretsofmoney.com