Sunday, May 23, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“People have got to stop looking for clever men who will do the "right things" to make everything better. The government can't solve the problem because the government is the problem. It needs to… go away.”
Doug Casey

“When everything becomes a non-coercive, non-fraudulent, individual choice rather than a government collective mandate there's no such thing as illegal or legal immigration. It will be your choice whom to hire, whom to help, whom to associate with.
Individual choice makes every human being legal.”
Garry Reed

"Who thinks taxation is different than milking or shearing? Who thinks that military service is not very often tantamount to being sent to slaughter? Who thinks that borrowing vast sums of money against the national debt and/or the tax base is functionally or effectively different than selling the citizenry into debt slavery?
At least in Animal Farm the animals wanted to be people. It now appears that some Americans are content to be livestock.”
Wilt Alston

“Chaos is not the friend, but the enemy of anarchism. It does not lead to liberty, any more than anarchism leads to chaos.”
Jim Davies

Warfare conducted for any purpose other than defending the borders of the nation does not make Americans freer. On the contrary, it destroys freedom without exception. More of Americans' property is confiscated in taxes to support warfare. Freedom of speech is curtailed. Opponents of the war are rounded up and imprisoned or exiled. Privacy is destroyed by the government in search of enemy spies or saboteurs. These destructions of freedom have occurred during every war that the United States has ever fought, including all of the wars of the past 60 years.”
Tom Mullen

“If the United States only fought wars against the kind of ‘aggression’ that involved the actual threat of military attack on American territory, we wouldn’t get to have any wars to ‘defend our freedom’ at all!”
Kevin Carson

“It really is the case that every new Terrorist incident reflexively produces a single-minded focus on one question: which rights should we take away now/which new powers should we give the Government? We never reach the point where we decide that we have already retracted enough rights. Further restrictions on rights seems to be the only reaction of which our political and media class is capable in the face of a new attack. The premise seems to be that if we keep limiting rights further and further, we'll eventually reach the magical point of Absolute Safety where there will be no more Terrorism. For so many reasons, that is an obvious myth, one that ensures that we'll reduce rights infinitely and with no discernible benefit. We're not the target of Terrorist attacks because we have too many rights; we're the target because of our own actions, ones that we never reconsider in light of new attacks because we're too busy figuring out which rights to erode next.”
Glen Greenwald

“Militarism distorts the development of civilization, deforming the natural evolution of culture and even science the end result is the birth of misshapen monsters, such as nuclear technology, the love child of war and the Leviathan.”
Justin Raimondo

“’A little government’ is like ‘a little cancer.’ Once the state establishes a foothold in the body politic it invariably metastasizes, shutting down vital cultural organs and devouring every living thing in its path. The speed and directions of its spread varies from society to society, but the end result is never in doubt: If the cancer is not cut out, it will eventually kill its host.”
Thomas L. Knapp

''Karl Marx is probably dancing somewhere. Because, in America right now, the government owns the automobile industry, the insurance industry, the mortgage industry and the banking industry. The government suddenly owns huge parts of the American economy – that's what Karl Marx said he wanted, and he didn't have to fire a shot.''
Jim Rogers
From the Darkness:
“If you love your constitutional rights, if you love your freedom, then what we do is we remember to thank a vet.”
Sarah Palin

"It's good that Israel did not allow one of its accusers to enter its territory. I recommend [Chomsky] try one of the tunnels connecting Gaza and Egypt."
Kadima MK, Otniel Schneller, commenting on author Noam Chomsky being denied entry into Israel and the West Bank.

What could be more insulting and humiliating than a monster mosque in the shadow of the World Trade Center buildings that were brought down by an Islamic jihad attack? Any decent American, Muslim or otherwise, wouldn't dream of such an insult. It's a stab in the eye of America."
Pamela Geller, Executive director of Stop Islamicization of America, complaining about plans to build a large mosque near “Ground Zero.”

"I would never think the city should not get more funding."
Nyc Mayor Michael Bloomberg, commenting on the department of Homeland Secuirty’s plans to cut his city’s security funding by 26%. [Heck, yeah! In the fantasy world of government, funding ALWAYS increases.]

“I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him. "It would be good…if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly."
Woody Allen

"The looming threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, and the persistent threat posed by Iran's allies Hamas and Hezbollah, only serve to reinforce our longstanding commitment to Israel's security."
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman, after the House of Representatives voted 410-4 to give Israel 205 million dollars for its production of a short-range rocket defense system. [How can a government be “nuclear armed” when it doesn’t even have a program to develop such weapons?]

“Economic conspiracy theories are often based on the false, but popular, idea that powerful individuals are motivated overwhelmingly by their desire for wealth, rather than the wide variety of human motivations we all experience.
From the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs website.

"I'm Andrew Cuomo, and I work for you. Together, we can make New York great again. Let's get to work."
Andrew Cuomo, in an ad promoting his campaign for NY governor.

"The [al-Qaeda] threat will not go away soon."
Barry Obama [You should know, B.O.- you’re their number one recruiter.]

“America has not succeeded by stepping outside the currents of cooperation, we have succeeded by steering those currents in the direction of liberty and justice – so nations thrive by meeting their responsibilities, and face consequences when they don’t.”
B Obama, explaining why he bullies and murders people around the world.

“I‘m not in favor of any discrimination of any form.”
Rand Paul


Don Emmerich said...

I happened to read that Pamela Geller article. Talk about pure, unadulterated evil. As far as Woody Allen goes, I absolutely love his films, but, yes, I think he needs to stick with filmmaking.

Enlightened Rogue said...

You just know that Geller speaks for millions of people. The abominable idea of collective punishment and bigotry is alive and well in Amur-rica.