„The problem is that the central government in a sprawling country of over 325 million can’t provide solidarity (without resorting to anti-democratic means)—only the institutions of civil society (faith, family, etc.) can fill the holes in our souls.“

2010s, 2018, Socialism is So Hot Right Now (2018)

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Jonah Goldberg
US-amerikanischer Publizist und Kommentator 1969

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„[W]e have all these myths... about a Democratic society... [W]e have been disintegrating our Democratic institutions for over 40 years.“

—  Ralph Nader American consumer rights activist and corporate critic 1934

"American Mythology and the Loss of Democracy" (2018)

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„We have faith in the power to change what needs to be changed but we are under no illusion that the transition from dictatorship to liberal democracy will be easy, or that democratic government will mean the end of all our problems.“

—  Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy 1945

Please Use Your Liberty to Promote Ours (1997)
Kontext: We have faith in the power to change what needs to be changed but we are under no illusion that the transition from dictatorship to liberal democracy will be easy, or that democratic government will mean the end of all our problems. We know that our greatest challenges lie ahead of us and that our struggle to establish a stable, democratic society will continue beyond our own life span.
But we know that we are not alone. The cause of liberty and justice finds sympathetic responses around the world. Thinking and feeling people everywhere, regardless of color or creed, understand the deeply rooted human need for a meaningful existence that goes beyond the mere gratification of material desires. Those fortunate enough to live in societies where they are entitled to full political rights can reach out to help their less fortunate brethren in other areas of our troubled planet.

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„There can be no respect for a family that is established on ignorance. In the construction of a democratic civilization, the role of the family is vital.“

—  Abdullah Öcalan Founder of the PKK 1949

Quelle: The Political Thought of Abdullah Ocalan (2017), Liberating Life: Women's Revolution, pp.80

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„The future of our country depends on our educational institutions. They will be kept democratic.“

—  Aurelia Henry Reinhardt American educator and social activist 1877 - 1948

In [Henry Reinhardt, Aurelia, "Keep Our Colleges Democratic" Plea of Noted Woman Educator, https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=MM19200423.2.22&srpos=4&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN-Aurelia+Henry+Reinhardt-ILLUSTRATION------1, 3 July 2018, Madera Mercury, April 23, 1920]

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„We shall never be safe unless we already understand in our hearts all that the anti-democrats can say, and have provided for it better than they.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963

Equality (1943)
Kontext: Every intrusion of the spirit that says, "I'm as good as you" into our personal and spiritual life is to be resisted just as jealously as every intrusion of bureaucracy or privilege into our politics. Hierarchy within can alone preserve egalitarianism without. Romantic attacks on democracy will come again. We shall never be safe unless we already understand in our hearts all that the anti-democrats can say, and have provided for it better than they. Human nature will not permanently endure flat equality if it is extended from its proper political field into the more real, more concrete fields within. Let us wear equality; but let us undress every night.

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„Democratic socialism means that in a democratic, civilized society the wealthiest people and the largest corporations must pay their fair share of taxes.“

—  Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941

"Bernie Sanders Speech On Democratic Socialism" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_8R6PgGcTw, (19 November 2015).
2010s, 2015

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„Not only has our generation lost faith in Providence but also in man himself, in his institutions and often in those who are nearest to him.“

—  Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-born Jewish-American author 1902 - 1991

Nobel lecture (1978)
Kontext: Not only has our generation lost faith in Providence but also in man himself, in his institutions and often in those who are nearest to him. In their despair a number of those who no longer have confidence in the leadership of our society look up to the writer, the master of words. They hope against hope that the man of talent and sensitivity can perhaps rescue civilization. Maybe there is a spark of the prophet in the artist after all.

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„Faith is service to our fellows. You receive faith, you share faith. Aside from water and food that the government provides, what the Church can also give is strengthening of faith.“

—  Gilbert Garcera Roman Catholic archbishop 1959

Quelle: Philippine prelate warns against volcano eruption 'fake news' https://www.ucanews.com/news/philippine-prelate-warns-against-volcano-eruption-fake-news/86998 (16 January 2020)

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„We’re moving from a semi-democratic to a semi-authoritarian system and the central government wants to limit our freedoms.“

—  Benny Tai Hong Kong activist and writer 1964

April 23, 2018 Free speech fears as Beijing attacks Hong Kong professor https://www.ft.com/content/02439b1e-3efb-11e8-b7e0-52972418fec4

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„These values: compassion; solidarity; respect for each other - already exist in all our great religions. We can begin by reaffirming and demonstrating that the problem is not the Koran, nor the Torah nor the Bible. As I have often said, the problem is never the faith.“

—  Kofi Annan 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations 1938 - 2018

World Civilisations: “ Bridging the World’s Divides http://kofiannanfoundation.org/newsroom/news/2010/10/history-world-100-objects-episode-98”. Lecture given at the British Museum London.
Kontext: These values: compassion; solidarity; respect for each other - already exist in all our great religions. We can begin by reaffirming and demonstrating that the problem is not the Koran, nor the Torah nor the Bible. As I have often said, the problem is never the faith. It is the faithful, and how we behave towards each other. It is these great, enduring and universal principles which are also enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We can use these values – and the frameworks and tools we have based on them - to bridge divides and make people feel more secure and confident of the future.

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