“The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of evil. Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of the smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organised political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights. This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career. I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by a educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilised in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow-men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society”.
~ Albert Einstein (1949)
“The only soul of value is the soul/sole of your feet that take you breath by breath to walk in the shoes of each-other and take care of each-other as if it is yourself; then the sole/soul is nurtured and valuable and supported and supportive.”
“Ego is the acceptance of self as ‘superior’ to others in truth, and thus the allowance of chaos to find an angle with which to screw all competition ‘till only the ego version of truth remains. Then the ego was right and for this, the ego will destroy the planet.”
“If we are all one and equal in a society where everything is what’s best for all, our excellence will become something we cannot even conceive at the moment – because we are not consuming it at the moment, we are not creating it, we don’t understand it yet, but it is creatable.”
~ Bernard Poolman (2011)