„The media, itself an arm of mega-corporate power, feeds the fear industry, so that people are primed like pumps to support wars on rumor, innuendo, legends, and lies.“

—  Mumia Abu-Jamal, "A Year In: More Same Than Change" http://prisonradio.org/more_of_same.htm
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„Rumor, I fear, is scarcely as accurate as he is rapid.“

—  Avram Davidson, book The Phoenix and the Mirror
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„Media people should have long noses like an elephant to smell out politicians, mayors, prime ministers and businessmen. We need to know the reality, the good and the bad, not just the appearance.“

—  Tenzin Gyatso spiritual leader of Tibet 1935
News conference in Vancouver, B.C. as quoted in The Globe and Mail. (8 September 2006) http://web.archive.org/web/20070326201154/http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060908.BCDALAILAMA08/TPStory/.

„Intellectuals may like to think of themselves as people who "speak truth to power" but too often they are people who speak lies to gain power.“

—  Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930
2000s, Random Thoughts http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2004/02/25/random_thoughts/page/full, Feb 25, 2004

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„If America busies itself not with elective wars, but with commerce, the shift in power and prestige will be away from politicians who prosecute wars, and back to The People who produce prosperity.“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer
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„Every Christian has the power to support or to oppose preparedness to wage atomic war.“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957
Now is the Time to Prevent a Third World War (1950), Context: The imminence of the threat hovering over civilization requires Christians to disentangle themselves from the war system as completely and as rapidly as they can.... Every Christian has the power to support or to oppose preparedness to wage atomic war.... He can support or oppose the delegating of wider jurisdiction and greater authority to the United Nations Organization through limitations upon national sovereignty. He can support or oppose the policy of settling every conceivable controversy with another nation by pacific means only. He can support or oppose the effort to create the international mind and heart in place of extreme nationalism and narrow patriotism.... He can choose between the way of war and the way of Jesus.

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„war is a matter not so much of arms as of money“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
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