George Orwell

Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac. — George Orwell

Kurt Vonnegut

Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on. — Kurt Vonnegut

Bertrand Russell

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country. — Bertrand Russell

Hannah Arendt

There is all the difference in the world between the criminal’s avoiding the public eye and the civil disobedience’s taking the law into his own hands in open defiance. This distinction between an open violation of the law, performed in public, and a clandestine one is so glaringly obvious that it can be neglected only by prejudice or ill will. — Hannah Arendt

Ken Sehested

There’s no such thing as a fruit grown without a root.

Archbishop Oscar Romero

Whoever believes that my preaching is political, that it provokes violence, as if I were the cause of all the evils in the republic, forgets that the word of the Church is not inventing the evils which already exist in the world, but illuminating them. The light illumines what already exists. It doesn’t create it. The great evil already exists, and the word of God wants to do away with those evils. It points them out as part of a necessary denunciation so that people can return to good paths.

Albert Einstein

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. — Albert Einstein

Simone Weil

Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it. — Simone Weil

Walter Brueggemann

We have privy information about God’s intent for the world; and since then, we are marked men and women bearing a secret vision the world cannot tolerate. But isn’t it great to know it and to be invited to live it?!

Walter Brueggemann

God is at the breaking points in human community. — Walter Brueggemann