Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Our civilization may at the outset have taken its chances with the current of Statism either ignorantly or deliberately; it makes no difference. Natures cares nothing whatever about motive or intention; she cares only for order, and looks to see only that her repugnance to disorder shall be vindicated, and that her concern with the regular orderly sequences of things and actions shall be upheld in the outcome.”
Albert Jay Nock

“The one thing large, bureaucratic organizations are good at is aggregating concentrated power, and then making up plausible-sounding lies to justify that power. It’s generally a good policy, when an official spokesperson for such an organization claims a measure is either safe or effective for the purposes it ostensibly serves, to assume everything they say is a lie.”
Kevin Carson

“The important point to remember is that our views on security are related to our political ideology. Free individuals understand that they themselves are always the first responders to any aggression against their person and property. They understand that no protective service is perfect and they must be prepared to defend themselves, their family, and their property on their own if necessary; they only need the liberty to do so.”

“The GOP-dominated element of the Tea Party was produced through the political equivalent of genetic engineering. It is a recombinant political organism that blends facile populist hostility toward 'Big Government' with unqualified support for militarism -- which is Big Government denuded of any humanitarian pretense.”
Will Grigg

“The last thing [TSA head] John Pistole or any other ‘national security’ bureaucrat wants to see, the thing they all fear most, is you taking ‘responsibility’ for your own safety. They want you to leave it to them, they’d rather watch you die than take ‘no’ for an answer, and every time they fail they’ll use their failure as an excuse to double down on their pleas for more authority over you.”
Thomas L. Knapp

“The State always seeks to be omnipotent. It always wants its blue-gloved mitts around our throats (and, apparently, in our pants). It always seeks to be a god, and Moloch has quite a congregation. So we cannot let up the pressure. We have given the regime a hotfoot, but the killipede has many more shoes. We can defeat the State, with all its guns and bombs and germs, by withdrawing our consent. Then we can bring all the boys home, staunch the hate, and copy Switzerland.”
Lew Rockwell

"Here (in America) the daily panorama of human existence, of private and communal folly, the unending procession of governmental extortions and chicaneries, of commercial brigandages and throat slittings, of theological buffoneeries, of aesthetic ribaldries, of legal swindles and harlotries, of miscellaneous rogueries, villanies, imbecilities, grotesqueries, and extravagances is so inordinately gross and preposterous, so perfectly brought up to the highest conceivable amperage, so steadily enriched with an almost fabulous daring and originality, that only a person born with a petrified diaphram can fail to laugh himself to sleep every night and wake up with all the eager, unflagging expectation of a Sunday-School superintendent touring the Paris peep-shows."
H.L. Mencken

“The list of things these human sheep are willing to tolerate in the name of protecting the Newspeak version of freedom -- endless wars, the 'collateral' murder of innocents, torture, domestic surveillance, oppressive taxation, volatile currency, an economy ravaged by parasites, and forced dependence on a massive centrally-controlled infrastructure that monopolizes the provision of the basic necessities of life while remaining comfortably out of popular reach -- is mind boggling. That these things could be conflated with freedom indicates that the majority of the population has gone completely and certifiably insane.”
Cal Bittersmore

“Either people own their own bodies — meaning they have a right to do what they want with their private parts within the framework of non-aggression and private property — or they do not. Prude-bashing should be seen as the hatefulness that it is, and the mass groping of normal Americans is as clear an example of severe sexual intolerance as exists in American history.”
Anthony Gregory

“It amazes me that when Congress created it [the TSA], they somehow found 50,000 people who thought that getting paid to go through fellow citizens' dirty underwear at airports was a good deal.”
Doug Casey

“Think about it. Would a terror organization capable of outwitting all 16 US intelligence agencies, all intelligence agencies of US allies including Israel’s Mossad, the National Security Council, NORAD, air traffic control, the Pentagon, and airport security four times in one hour put its unrivaled prestige at risk with improbable shoe bombs, shampoo bombs, and underwear bombs?
After success in destroying the World Trade Center and blowing up part of the Pentagon, it is an extraordinary comedown to go after a mere airliner. Would a person who gains fame by knocking out the world heavyweight boxing champion make himself a laughing stock by taking lunch money from school boys?”
Paul Craig Roberts

“….Society is a mythical construction. It serves to support the idea of a single government for that single society. That’s what makes it so insidiously dangerous. Finally, the idea that the collective is above the individual person is wrong too. The collective invariably comes right back to an elite few who speak for the group, and that’s nothing more than government again with all its attendant ills.”
Michael S. Rozeff

“If you have ever wondered how a serial murderer -- a murderer who is sane and fully aware of the acts he has committed -- can remain steadfastly convinced of his own moral superiority and show not even the slightest glimmer of remorse, you should not wonder any longer.
The United States government is such a murderer. It conducts its murders in full view of the entire world. It even boasts of them. Our government, and all our leading commentators, still maintain that the end justifies the means -- and that even the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocents is of no moral consequence, provided a sufficient number of people can delude themselves into believing the final result is a ‘success.’”
Arthur Silber

Well-meaning conservatives are unfamiliar with economic logic. They have no understanding of how the free market works. They think they are free market people, but they are ignorant. So, they are easily deceived by leftists and statists who come in the name of the free market, but who want votes to make the state bigger. They get sucked in by rhetoric. Some supposed conservative writer seems so sincere. He must be correct. He says he is in favor of America. He says he is for the little guy.
Gary North
From the Darkness:
“Molester, pervert, disgusting, an embarrassment, creep. These are all words I have heard today at work describing me, said in my presence as I patted passengers down. These comments are painful and demoralizing, one day is bad enough, but I have to come back tomorrow, the next day and the day after that to keep hearing these comments. If something doesn’t change in the next two weeks I don’t know how much longer I can withstand this taunting. I go home and I cry. I am serving my country, I should not have to go home and cry after a day of honorably serving my country.”
Anonymous TSA agent

“I think we have to use every aspect of law enforcement that we have, including the military. Any means that we can [use] to run these [drug trafficking] people off our border and to save Americans’ lives, we need to be engaged in.”
Texas Governor Rick Perry

"I think you're doing a terrific job."
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, to Head TSA Groper, John Pistole.

"Given the list of threats on subways and rails over the last six years going on seven years, we know that some terrorist groups see rail and subways as being more vulnerable because there's not the type of screening that you find in aviation,. From my perspective, that is an equally important threat area.
I want to take TSA to the next level.”
John Pistole, spreading the fear.

"The United States must also continue to do its part to reinforce Iraq’s progress. That is why we are not disengaging from Iraq -- rather, the nature of our engagement is changing from a military to a civilian lead.
That is why, even at this difficult economic time, we are asking Congress to fulfill our budget requests to support America’s continued engagement, including our broader diplomatic presence, a modernization plan for the Iraqi security forces and financing for a police development program."
Joe Biden, promoting an American-style police state in Iraq.

“Instead of making this Wednesday National Opt-Out Day in which a bunch of self-appointed guardians of liberty slow down the [airport security] line for everyone by asking for pat-downs, maybe what we need is a day when everyone who goes through the line says, ‘Thanks for what you do.’ ”
Stewart Baker, former DHS hack.

“I think we all understand the concerns Americans have. It’s something new. Most Americans are not used to a real law enforcement pat-down like that.”
Janet Napolitano, defending the TSA molesting.

“If you are asking me, am I going to change my policies? No.”
TSA Administrator John Pistole during a Congressional hearing.

"I see flying as a privilege that is a public safety issue."
John Pistole [This boob finds still more ways to make an ass out of himself.]

"We need to explain to the Afghan people why we are here, and both convince them and show them that their future is better with us than the Taliban."
Norine MacDonald, president of The International Council on Security and Development. [Why is "us" better?  Because "us" kills them with more expensive ammunition?]

“I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime. So, what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?”
Janet Napolitano, looking for new markets for her TSA molesters.

“One year of bedding down with someone else might expose you to 2 millirems, at least 200 times the dose from an airport scanner.”
From a CBS News article.

“There’s no bright line to indicate where our quest for security becomes intolerably invasive of our privacy, but we’re still pretty sure the TSA hasn’t yet crossed it.”
Editors of the Los Angeles Times  [So, just where is that "line"- 51% up your rectum?]

“In the coming days, millions of Americans will travel to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. May I pose a novel idea? As we go through the airport screening line, let's stop and say 'thanks' to the men and women of the TSA who give up time with their families during the holidays to keep us safe from terror.”
Marc A. Thiessen, bootlicker with the American Enterprise Institute.

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