Saturday, June 20, 2009
Quotes of the Week
From the Light:
“A world in which order is maintained by symbiosis, self-regulation, and cooperation would have no need for the structuring that is the universal solvent offered by the political classes for every condition to be exploited for their power interests.”
"Obama proposes to entrust the critical job of “systemic risk regulator” to the Federal Reserve, the very organization that has proven most adept at creating systemic risk. This is like making Keith Richards the head of the DEA.”
"In a civilized, highly organized, highly political state, government is impossible without the consent of the governed. Any object for which a considerable body of men are prepared to starve and die can be achieved by ... [nonviolent] means, without the need of resort to force. And if this is true of objects desired by a minority only, it is a thousand times truer of objects desired unanimously by the whole nation."
“In America’s flight from morality, people have turned to a self-appointed secular priesthood of social workers, psychologists and propagandists for special interest groups to tell them what is right and wrong. The common theme of the secular priesthood is that individuals aren’t responsible for their actions.”
“The great libertarian project of political observation consists of nothing but holding the State to the same definition of evil used to identify private crime.”
“Often it is the very falsity of an idea which constitutes its strength. For the masses the most glaring error becomes a radiant truth.”
Gustave Le Bon
“Lincoln didn’t free the slaves, he created them.. We are their descendants.”
Michael J. Bates
“Many religious believers distrust economics, to the point of rejecting economic analysis as “materialistic” in a world in need of “morality.” Rest assured, the engines of statism recognize this inclination all too well, and milk it for all it is worth. Analysis is replaced by sentiment, sentiment by ignorance, and ignorance is manipulated by myth, and then lies.”
From the Darkness:
“There's a difference between shooting a security guard and shooting him because he works at the Holocaust museum.
Hate crimes embody a unique type of evil, a really unique brand of evil. Violent acts can physically hurt just a single victim and cause grief to loved ones. Hate crimes do more. They distress entire communities, entire groups of people."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Monday while vowing a quick vote on legislation to strengthen US hate crimes laws.
"The projected rapid rate and large amount of climate change over this century will challenge the ability of society and natural systems to adapt."
From a report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
“We have to have somebody who is responsible for seeing the risks of the system as a whole and not just individual institutions. The Fed is best positioned to do that.”
"He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act."
PETA statement, responding to Barry Obama swatting and killing a fly during a television interview.
"I will just tell you that there are people at Gitmo who will kill Americans at the drop of a hat."
GW Bush, still busy warning us about evil doers.
"ABC Television Network has a long standing policy that we do not accept advocacy advertising."
An ABC spokesman, commenting on rejecting “attack ads” during their “Obama Only” health care infomercial to be broadcast from the White House.
“The question now is whether the president we elected and spoke for us so grandly yesterday can carry out the great vision he gave us and to the world. If he can, he will be honoring what happened on D-Day 65 years ago tomorrow. He will be delivering the world once again from evil.”
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, gushing about Obama’s D-Day speech.
“Obama stands above the country, above the world. He is sort of God.”
Newsweek columnist Evan Thomas
"We must clarify the status of millions who are here illegally, many who have put down roots. For those who wish to become citizens, we should require them to pay a penalty and pay taxes, learn English, go to the back of the line behind those who played by the rules. That is the fair, practical, and promising way forward and that's what I'm committed to passing as president of the United States."
Barry Obama, describing his immigration “reform.”