If you have never sat down and watched the old ‘Why We Fight‘, you should carve out some time and pop some popcorn.
Heavy on the propaganda of wartime America, it is a fascinating look at our stance on involvement in World War II.
I keep thinking of these videos and it inspired me to model some new school pro FIRE propaganda. As I have said before, I look at this like a war for the hearts and minds of my fellow Americans.
There are tons of appropriate quotes all way better though out than anything I could spit at you, so here are some gems;
They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.”
― George Carlin “Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice. You don’t, you have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything.
Natural self-preservation should cause people to think more critically about their own resources.
“Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.” –Christopher Rice
FIRE is a fundamental shift is how we think about money and success.
“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” –P.T. Barnum
— Thomas J. Stanley (The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy)
“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” –Robert Kiyosaki
* We are beginning to look at our world with a new perspective. Money is only a tool not an end in itself.
Chasing money is not a life.
“Money is something we choose to trade our life energy for.”
— Vicki Robin (Your Money or Your Life)
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” –Bruce Lee
― John Pilger “The major western democracies are moving towards corporatism. Democracy has become a business plan, with a bottom line for every human activity, every dream, every decency, every hope. The main parliamentary parties are now devoted to the same economic policies — socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor — and the same foreign policy of servility to endless war. This is not democracy. It is to politics what McDonalds is to food.”
Lastly, A word from our Sponsor, Mr. Tyler Durden.
“Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”