Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Our attachments to the established order have been reinforced by our acceptance of the need to introduce more ‘security’ into our lives. We have learned to embrace ‘social security,’ ‘national security,’ "homeland security,’ ‘investment security,’ ‘neighborhood security,’ and countless other expressions of our devotion to making our world safe from the influences of change. To protect such interests, we have allowed – and learned to insist upon – an expansion of governmental power to control and regulate any conditions that might disturb our acquired, child-like need for ‘security.’”
Butler Shaffer

“The whole point of the state’s education system, from its beginning, was to process human raw material into docile and obedient “human resources,” just intelligent enough to carry out their assigned tasks as efficiently as possible, without ever stopping to examine the system that employed them, or question the authority figures behind desks who assigned those tasks.”
Kevin Carson

“Today’s America declares: If you are suffering tyranny or disaster, our government will show you how caring and compassion it is with its bombs, missiles, bullets, embargoes, sanctions, and military and financial aid, provided with the money that the IRS forcibly extracts from the American people. But don’t even think about polluting our shores with your stinking bodies because our government’s forces will immediately take you into custody and repatriate you to the tyranny and destitution from which you came.”
Jacob Hornberger

“It is hypocrisy in the highest degree to talk about the sanctity of life, the evils of abortion, the horrors of partial-birth abortion, and to vocally claim that one is pro-life, but then turn around and show contempt for, or indifference to, the lives of adults and foreigners.”
Laurence Vance

“Pentagon time exists enswathed in an almost religious glow of praise and veneration – what might once have been known as “idolatry.” Until the Pentagon is forced into our financial universe, the angry, impatient one where most Americans now live, we’re in trouble. Until candidates begin losing because angry Americans reject our perpetual wars, and the perpetual war-planning that goes with them, this sort of thinking will simply continue, no matter who the “commander in chief” is or what he thinks he’s commanding.
It’s time for Americans to stop saluting and end the Pentagon’s free ride before America’s wars kill us.”
Tom Engelhardt

“So, why are so many of us so quick to believe everything our government and their toadies in the national media are telling us? Are we so naïve as to believe that unregenerate politicians in Washington, D.C., are incapable of the same evil acts of barbarity and savagery that might be found in other parts of the world? Are sinners less sinful because they happened to receive their fallen nature from American bloodlines?”
Chuck Baldwin

“If the role of the state is to ferret out evil thoughts and bad ideas, it must necessarily become totalitarian. If the goal of the state is that all citizens must come to hold the same values as the great leader, whether economic, moral, or cultural, the state must necessarily become totalitarian. If the people are led to believe that scarce resources are best channeled in a direction that producers and consumers would not choose on their own, the result must necessarily be central planning.”
Lew Rockwell
From the Darkness:
“The only way to prevent global ecological collapse and thus ensure the survival of humanity is to rid the world of Industrial Civilization.
In short, the greatest immediate risk to the population living in the conditions created by Industrial Civilization is the population itself. Civilization has created the perfect conditions for a terrible tragedy on the kind of scale never seen before in the history of humanity. That is one reason for there to be fewer people.”
Keith Farnish

"What we need is somebody at the Federal Reserve who can make sure that the progress that we've made in stabilizing the economy continues. I think Bernanke is the best person for that job."
B. Obama

“We’re going to ask the American people to sacrifice; we don’t do that often.”
Senator Pete Domenici, commenting on government spending.

“The Goldstone Report ... and similar reports, are simply a type of anti-Semitism."
Israeli Minister Yuli Edelstein, commenting on a UN report on Israel's 22-day offensive against Hamas-controlled Gaza.

“Today, as in the early Republic, our system of government cannot succeed and our individual freedoms cannot survive without an informed, participating citizenry, and that requires competitive, independent news media. For that to happen, however, the FTC, the FCC and Congress must stop blaming the Internet and start thinking about how enlightened subsidies could revitalize the very necessary public good that is journalism.”
John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney, writing in The Nation.

"What's happened, it's unfortunate, it's bad, it's wrong, but I don't think it has damaged the basic science."
U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer, commenting on recent scandals over climate data.

“We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal.”
B Obama, Ivy League dumb ass, confusing the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence.

"As we work to create jobs, it is critical that we rein in the budget deficits we've been accumulating for far too long -- deficits that won't just burden our children and grandchildren, but could damage our markets, drive up our interest rates, and jeopardize our recovery right now."
B. Obama, suffering apparent memory loss as he helped contribute at least a couple trillion to aforementioned deficit.

"We'll launch an unprecedented effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars."
B. Obama, confirming that pigs will soon fly out of everyone’s butts.

“It’s not a program to punish kids but to help them.
Their absences also cost the district money, so they need to be in the classroom.”
West Oso ISD (Corpus Christi, TX) Superintendent Michael Sandroussi, commenting on how some students that are failing all of their classes and haven’t been to school in weeks, received a Global Positioning System device that will track their movement and ensure they are in school.

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