If you are not a liberal at 25, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at 35 you have no brain.

Edmund Burke

According to quoteinvestigator.com there is no consensus on who wrote the above saying: Among many guesses include: Edmund Burke, Victor Hugo, George Bernard Shaw, Benjamin Disraeli, and Winston Churchill…

However, it seems likely that Edmund Burke is the author. This is evidenced by an original comment made by a jurist named Anselme Polycarpe Batbie in a book published in 1875 where he attributes the saying to Edmund Burke.

Varied versions of the saying include the following:

If you’re not a socialist before you’re twenty-five, you have no heart; if you are a socialist after twenty-five, you have no head.

If you aren’t a liberal when you’re young, you have no heart, but if you aren’t a middle-aged conservative, you have no head.

Religion and spirituality

Religion is when I say church and what comes to mind is a physical building like a temple, synagogue, mosque or any other place of worship. Religion is what relates to the visible world like sacred shrines and the visible representatives of a belief system like the priesthood, the clergy, monks, etc… It also relates to visible sacred objects, consecrated things, holy ornaments. And it also consists of visible rituals, ceremonies and festivities as spectacle.

Whereas the original meaning of church is ecclesia that has a more spiritual sense; meaning congregation or an assembly of believers, a living organism brought together by faith in the word of God. In this sense it is a living presence assembled for a common good.

By the word of God is meant a personal and inspired communication between an individual and the almighty presence of the Spirit. It is invisible unlike what relates to religion, even though a congregation of people is visible. This sense stems from the Hebrew word ruah, meaning wind and breath, later translated into the Holy Spirit, which are all invisible principles.
In other words the essence of spirituality is a communication dynamic between the believer and the almighty that enables togetherness: A whole-some relationship between the faithful, the Holy Spirit and the congregation as one body and spiritual force.

Tim Berners-Lee: We must regulate tech firms to prevent ‘weaponised’ web.

“The inventor of the world wide web warns over concentration of power among a few companies ‘controlling which ideas are shared’.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has called for large technology firms to be regulated to prevent the web from being “weaponised at scale”.

Berners-Lee, in an open letter to mark the 29th anniversary of his invention, said: “In recent years, we’ve seen conspiracy theories trend on social media platforms, fake Twitter and Facebook accounts stoke social tensions, external actors interfere in elections, and criminals steal troves of personal data.”

These problems have proliferated because of the concentration of power in the hands of a few platforms – including Facebook, Google, and Twitter – which “control which ideas and opinions are seen and shared”.

What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms,” said the 62-year-old British computer scientist.

These online gatekeepers can lock in their power by acquiring smaller rivals, buying up new innovations and hiring the industry’s top talent, making it harder for others to compete, he said…”

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The Deep State and Misplaced Power

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

President Dwight Eisenhower

On Fascism

The word fascism has been used a lot lately. However, the term represents a unique Italian political movement. Foremost, fascism was made possible because Italy shares one official language overlapping numerous regional languages called dialects each with its own unique cultural background. Sicilians for instance have a unique dialect and don’t consider themselves Italians. This is typical of many Italian regions.

Super-Inc

Italy is a collection of former city states and dominions. It became a country 1861, uniting 30 regions, 5 of which have autonomous status. These regions don’t have strong political power. Most of the political power is concentrated in Rome. Fascism reflected a failed political movement to restore the glory of the Roman empire and promote the strength of a unified country .

Except for thriving Jewish communities in major cities, Italy is predominantly Catholic with the distinction of having the Holy See also located in Rome, concentrating the political and religious power in the capital. This is unlike powerful individual States constituting the USA and the fragmented nature of religious denominations in the country.

Its founder, Benito Mussolini was a journalist and a leading figure of the Italian Socialist Party. He was an active supporter of the Socialist International in Switzerland that organized communist and revolutionary insurrections during World War I. He was eventually expelled from the socialist party for abandoning the party’s position on war neutrality.

Mussolini was a journalist and a socialist, not a businessman. What is occurring in the US is unique and different. It consists of a power struggle between the founding ideal of the government representing the people, and a revolving door between an entrenched bureaucracy and Corporate America, and the globalist incursion of the Investor State.