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DesertRose

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“Let's see what happens when a coercive system takes on an open system. The Spanish (a centralized body) had been used to seeing everything through the lens of a centralized, or coercive, system. When they encountered the Apaches, they went with the tactics that had worked in the past (the take the gold and kill the leader strategy) and started eliminating Nant'ans. But as soon as they killed one off, a new Nant'an would emerge. The strategy failed because no one person was essential to the overall well-being of Apache society.”
― Ori Brafman,
The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
 






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“The greatest threat to mankind, and all life on this beautiful planet is not climate change, Islamic terrorism, over population or resource scarcity. No, the greatest threat to mankind is the same as today as it was over a thousand of years ago; we are ruled by parasitical psychopaths who plunge us into war, manipulate us against each other and flood our minds with fear, hate, bigotry and ignorance every chance they get.”

- Gavin Nascimento
 






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“Let's see what happens when a coercive system takes on an open system. The Spanish (a centralized body) had been used to seeing everything through the lens of a centralized, or coercive, system. When they encountered the Apaches, they went with the tactics that had worked in the past (the take the gold and kill the leader strategy) and started eliminating Nant'ans. But as soon as they killed one off, a new Nant'an would emerge. The strategy failed because no one person was essential to the overall well-being of Apache society.”
― Ori Brafman,
The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
This quote could be the topic of an entire thread. Interesting concept. Thanks for including the reference, DesertRose.
 






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"Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace." ~ Oscar Wilde
 






Red Sky at Morning

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I have heard quite a few teens in the last year say this (perhaps fed up with hearing the endless dubious conspiracy theories of Jeffree Star and Shayne Dawson)

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So I had a go at my own, which perhaps some of them might come to understand one day

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