Sunday, September 12, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“The message of real promise, of peace and independence, will never emanate from an institution defined by aggression or from anyone who applauds what it does. Reduced to its essentials, market anarchism is the extension of the anti-war reasoning to all patterns of human interaction, tolerating force only as an act of defense. If individuals forswear hostile intervention in each other’s lives, whether next-door or across some line on a map, then a stateless society is the ineluctable result.”
David D'Amato

“Government, being a system premised upon the initiation of coercion, is essentially stupid. The stupidity lies in the fact that those who participate, manage, govern, and believe in this system do not understand that coercion is death. If they did, they would see not only that counterinsurgency vs. counterterrorism is a legitimate conundrum, but that, conversely, to emphasize 'protecting the people' rather than killing ‘terrorists’ (and soon-to-be-terrorist toddlers) is also a path to ultimate ruin.”
B. R. Merrick
“In Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, you can see that Pentagon version of an American foreign policy straining to be born. In the end, of course, it could be stillborn, but it could also become an all-enveloping system offering Americans a strange, skewed vision of a world constantly at war and of the importance of planning for more of the same.”
Tom Engelhardt

“To embrace anarchism is to embrace the reality that there is no one perfect way to interact and to embrace that there are flaws in systems. To embrace the state is to embrace one way that is believed to be the only solution and to enforce that belief and way upon others."
Punk Johnny Cash

“Herewith a searing insight for the ever-puzzled State Department: Actions have consequences. If you support Batista, you will engender Fidel. If you support the Shah, you will get Khomeini. If you attack Moslems, you will get bin Laden. It might be better to stay home and read a book.”
Fred Reed

“It has always been so throughout history - us against them, we the sovereign individuals of the world versus the arrogant wealth-robbing power-wielding self-worshipping psychopaths who presume to rule us.”
Garry Reed

“If the only reason to oppose war is it’s a waste of American blood and money, there will be no stopping the next Republican president from unleashing even more death and destruction than did Bush, so long as it can be excused in the name of "national security." For Americans to embrace peace, they must accept the notion that foreigners have all the natural rights Americans do, and dropping bombs on them while they sit peacefully in their homes and neighborhoods is every bit as barbaric, monstrous and murderous as 9/11 or any other terrorist act.”
Anthony Gregory

"Nowadays, the members of our ruling class admit that they do not read the laws. They don't have to. Because modern laws are primarily grants of discretion, all anybody has to know about them is whom they empower."
Angelo M. Codevilla

“Personally, I see no good for others that involves sticking guns in people’s faces, threatening their lives, invading their countries, or bombing their cities. There is no help that stems from the barrel of a gun.”
Charles H. Featherstone

From the Darkness:
"People should understand: Those who drink, those who smoke are doing more to help the state."
Alexei Kudrin, Russia's finance, minister has urgeing his countrymen and women to support the country (through paying consumption taxes) - by drinking and smoking more.

“The United States avoids resorting to military force, preferring to wield all other instruments of power in the pursuit of national objectives and in the context of international competition and conflict. Therefore, diplomacy routinely blocks the need for the application of the military instrument of power.”
From the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare manual.

“America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization. Sadly, too many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them if they could. No mosque. No self deception. No surrender. The time to take a stand is now – at this site on this issue.”
Newt Gingrich, finding new ways to articulate hate and ignorance.

"The world looks to us because America has the reach and resolve to mobilize the shared effort needed to solve problems on a global scale - in defense of our own interests, but also as a force for progress. In this we have no rival.

For the United States, global leadership is both a responsibility and an unparalleled opportunity."
Queen Hillary [“Leadership” = Dominance.]

“The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue in effect after September 14, 2010, the national emergency with respect to the terrorist threat.”
B. Obama, in the “Letter from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks” sent to Congress. [And the beat goes on……]

"May the memory of those who gave their lives here continue to be an inspiration to you and an inspiration to all of America."
Michelle Obama, spewing nonsense at the Pennsylvania crash site of Flight 93. [Yea, Michelle, it’s always “inspiring” to be murdered by your government.]

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