Sunday, May 24, 2009

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“In our book, great men don't really exist. They are merely invented by the historians.”
Bill Bonner

“It is pastors who ought to be teaching and warning their congregations about what is wrong with the U.S. empire, the U.S. military, the CIA, U.S. wars, and U.S. foreign policy. Instead, we have pastors that lead their congregations to pledge to the flag, sing praise to the state on every national holiday, and honor the U.S. war machine on special military appreciation days.”
Laurence Vance

“I'll put it to you this way: You give me a waterboard, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.”
Jesse Ventura, on the ineffectiveness (let alone the immorality) of torture.

“The change that we are witnessing is in Obama, not in policies. Obama is morphing into Dick Cheney.”
Paul Craig Roberts

"Every political system is nothing more than a mechanism that allows some to benefit at the expense of the many through violent takings of property.... Politics is unthinkable without property trespasses and takings."
Butler Shaffer

“As you look through history, it seems like governments become emboldened by their failures.”
Gerald Celente

“In short, our government exhibits no fear of socialism/fascism. It only fears those who would hold it accountable to the Constitution and rule of law.”
Michael Gaddy

“To kill someone for defending themselves against aggression is the definition of tyrannical is it not? Or is the U.S. Government so holy, so infallible and morally upright that any who defy it are to be disposed of, like so much human garbage? Is a country that claims to be Christian really ready to accept the blasphemous idea that the U.S. Government is above any laws, even those of the God that the majority of Americans claim to believe in?”
Dan Spielberg

“I can’t see one legitimate reason to respond to the census – in 2010, or ever. The government admits that it largely uses the data to determine where and what kinds of federal subsidy revenues to send out, and I for one do not wish to help them accomplish this task. I don’t wish to help them accomplish anything, in fact, except total self-immolation. I just want to try and be somewhere nondescript and out of the way when it happens. I have no desire to go up with them."
Alex R Knight III

“The lesson to be learned from the financial crisis that began in the summer of 2007, is that nothing succeeds like failure. The greater their failure, the bolder they become. The more they lose, the more they take. The greater the chaos, the more control they exact. The bigger they fail, the harder we fall.
No act is too unthinkable or measure too draconian for the Washington–Wall Street Mob to concoct in order to maintain power, make money and cover their losses. While it is impossible to second-guess what the government will do next, it is absolutely certain that they will stop at nothing.”
Gerald Celente
From the Darkness:
“I don't think we should just roll over when the new administration ... accuses us of committing torture, which we did not, or somehow violating the law, which we did not."
Dick Cheney

"This is the best way to protect our country, while upholding our deeply held values."
Mater Obama, upon his decision to revive military trials for some Guantanamo Bay detainees.

"To the very end of our administration, we kept al-Qaeda terrorists busy with other problems. We focused on getting their secrets instead of sharing ours with them. And on our watch, they never hit this country again.
It is not a record to be rebuked and scorned, much less criminalized. It is a record to be continued until the danger has passed."
Dick Cheney [Always- be afraid. Be very afraid.]

"To call this a program of torture is to libel the dedicated professionals who have saved American lives, and to cast terrorists and murderers as innocent victims. What's more, to completely rule out enhanced interrogation methods in the future is unwise in the extreme. It is recklessness cloaked in righteousness, and it would make the American people less safe."
Dick Cheney, defending his perversities.

"Although it seems unthinkable now, future wars may require censorship, news blackouts, and, ultimately, military attacks on the partisan media. Perceiving themselves as superior beings, journalists have positioned themselves as protected-species combatants. But freedom of the press stops when its abuse kills our soldiers and strengthens our enemies. Such a view arouses disdain today, but a media establishment that has forgotten any sense of sober patriotism may find that it has become tomorrow’s conventional wisdom.
The point of all this is simple: Win. In warfare, nothing else matters. If you cannot win clean, win dirty. But win. Our victories are ultimately in humanity’s
interests, while our failures nourish monsters."
From a new report from the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, authored by retired U.S. Army Col. Ralph Peters.

"We've got a lot of people there who we should have tried early, but we didn't. In some cases, evidence against them has been compromised. They may be dangerous, in which case we can't release them. And so, finding how to deal with that I think is going to be one of our biggest problems.”
Master Obama, discussing the Guantanamo prisoners. [It just may be that the evidence was “compromised” because it was total B.S. to begin with. How can they be classified as “dangerous” when there is NO evidence proving that they are?]

“America, look at these young men and women. Look at these Sailors and Marines. Here are the values we cherish. Here are the ideals that endure.”
Big Chief Obama, gushing over his latest additions of cannon fodder.

“After an era when so many institutions and individuals acted with such greed and recklessness, it is no wonder that our military remains the most trusted institution in the nation.”
The Audacious One [Trusted to do what, exactly- bankrupt us and create more enemies to kill us?]

"We have to do it this year. Not next year. This year. The clock is ticking, because Mother Nature does not do bailouts."
Al Gore, hysterically pushing still more anti-carbon, anti-life legislation.

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