The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit, born of an intellectual conviction of the need for change in those mental attitudes and values which shape the course of a nation's development. A revolution which aims merely at changing official policies and institutions with a view to an improvement in material conditions has little chance of genuine success. Without a revolution in spirit, the forces which had produced inequities of the old order would continue to be operative, posing a constant threat to the process of reform and regeneration. It is not enough merely to call for freedom, democracy and human rights. There has to be a united determination to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the name of enduring truths, to resist the corrupting influences of desire, ill will, ignorance, and fear.
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Aung San Suu Kyi
(1945 -) Burmese Prime Minster-elect, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (Myanmar)
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 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    When we stop being stampeded through ignorance and fear, we will become unrulable. Laws of justice, not rules, will prevail.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Yes, and one road that leads there is called education, for education is the antiphrasis of right-wing fascists (yes, and left-wing) Hence the continued slaughter of our educational system.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Yes!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    All so very true.

     -- Mary, MI     
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    Miss Suu Kyi, I'm prepared to accept your admission of severe mental impairment at anytime. This is that change of spirit we are of intense need of.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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    Sillik, hahaha  lolololol, by what throned illusion of grandeur do you reign from so, that you may authoritatively accept an admission of severe mental impairment? Does an analysis by a professional define your preparation requirement?  OR  is it just your social status as omnipotent / omnipresent socialist that prospers such grace?
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Knowledge and truth will get you there, not necessarily an "education."  An education of partisan politics is not truth.  A real opportunity to learn the truth about how things work is a blessing today.  The socialists project only, they never stop.  They become no different than the fundamental religionists they condemn for their 'hate.'

    Know the truth about evil  there is no bypass.


     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Fred, please take your meds.  Aung San Suu Kyi is perfectly clear.  Your point-of-view is so ungrounded and unintelligible, sanity seems insane.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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