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John Henrik Clarke Quotes: Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.
         

Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.


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Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.
         



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Nothing the European mind ever devised was meant to do anything but to facilitate the European's control over the world.



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Whoever is in control of the hell in your life, is your devil.



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