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Here are some influential quotes from classic songs of the 60's and 70's, as well as some cool literary quotes from various time periods that continue to inspire us. Links are provided to buy the music or books.

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"What luck for the rulers that men do not think."
Adolph Hitler
"The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one."
Adolph Hitler
"In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. "
Ambrose Bierce
Source: The Devil's Dictionary
"The definition of a Patriot - "The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors.""
Ambrose Bierce
Source: The Devil's Dictionary
"I envy you. You North Americans are very lucky. You are fighting the most important fight of all - you live in the heart of the beast."
Che Guevara (1964)
"Soldiers are not the enemies of the Movement. They're potential allies. They're more than that. Soldiers are the only people in America who ar epaying a stiff price for this war. Everybody else profits. Soldiers are the ones losing their lives, losing friends, having their lives disrupted. The real victims of American imperialism are its soldiers."
Fred Gardner
Source: The Sixties - by Richard Avedon
"No one today can afford to be innocent, or indulge himself in ignorance of contemporary governments, politics and social orders. The national polities of the modern world maintain their existence by deliberately fostered craving and fear: monstrous protection rackets. The "free world" has become economically dependent on a fantastic system of stimulation of greed which cannot be fulfilled, sexual desire which cannot be satiated and hatred which has no outlet except against oneself, the persons one is supposed to love, or the revolutionary aspirations of pitiful, poverty-stricken marginal societies like Cuba or Vietnam. The conditions of the Cold War have turned all modern societies - Communist included - into vicious distorters of man's true potential."
Gary Snyder
"civil disobedience. . . is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem."
Howard Zinn
Source: Failure to Quit
"Erotic politicians, that's what we are. We're interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos and activity that appears to have no meaning."
Jim Morrison
"Colonialism or imperialism, as the slave system of the West is called, is not something that is just confined to England or France or the United States. The interests in this country are in cahoots with the interests in France and the interests in Britain. It's one huge complex or combine, and it creates what's known not as the American power structure or the French power structure, but an international power structure. This international power structure is used to suppress the masses of dark-skinned people all over the world and exploit them of their natural resources."
Malcolm X
"It is impossible for capitalism to survive, primarily because the system of capitalism needs some blood to suck. Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it's more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody's blood whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, the capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It's only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely."
Malcolm X
"This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. "
Martin Luther King, Jr
"We are all outlaws in the eyes of America"
Paul Kanter,Jefferson Airplane
Source: We Can Be Together, Volunteers
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
Thomas Jefferson
"Fascism is capitalism plus murder."
Upton Sinclair
"We donít have a democracy."
Walter Cronkite - 10/28/02
"The war against terrorism is terrorism. The whole thing is just bullshit!"
Woody Harrelson
Source: Daily Mirror
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