„In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.“

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linguiste et philosophe américain 1928
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„Since pacifists have more freedom of action in countries where traces of democracy survive, pacifism can act more effectively against democracy than for it.“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
Context: Since pacifists have more freedom of action in countries where traces of democracy survive, pacifism can act more effectively against democracy than for it. Objectively the pacifist is pro-Nazi. "No, Not One," The Adelphi (October 1941) See his later thoughts on this statement below from "As I Please," Tribune (8 December 1944)

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„Freedom of expression is a very essential condition for me to make any art. Also, it is an essential value for my life. I have to protect this right and also to fight for the possibility.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
" Ai Weiwei: China Crushes Dissenting Voices http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/11/artist-ai-weiwei-china-crushes-dissenting-voices/.Artist," in: Fox News, June 11, 2012.

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„Democracy is the destiny of humanity; freedom its indestructible arm.“

—  Benito Juárez President of Mexico during XIX century 1806 - 1872
As quoted by US President John F. Kennedy in a speech. (29 June 1962)

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„Democracy is essentially a political system that recognizes the equality of humans before the law.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969
Address to Constituent Assembly, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/education/bsa/citizenship_merit_badge/eisenhower_citizenship_quotations.pdf (8 August 1946)

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„The more there is a need to talk about the ideals of democracy, the less democratic the system usually is.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
Context: Because they don't teach the truth about the world, schools have to rely on beating students over the head with propaganda about democracy. If schools were, in reality, democratic, there would be no need to bombard students with platitudes about democracy. They would simply act and behave democratically, and we know this does not happen. The more there is a need to talk about the ideals of democracy, the less democratic the system usually is. Chomsky on Miseducation, 1999 http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~rgibson/rouge_forum/newspaper/fall2001/Chomsky.htm.

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