"Soldiers will do their duty to a dictator, if the price is right. They will do their duty to the government they helped elect for less. And they will more willingly submit to government's taxes, too, if they feel they are its masters, rather than the slaves. The real difference may only be an illusion, but it is an effective one. In practice, the individual may have less ability to influence the large pool of voting numbskulls than he does to influence a single knuckleheaded autocrat.”
“When the going gets rough, it often turns out that civilization is really just a pretty veneer that lies on top of a fetid cesspool.”
“Our federal government does whatever it wants, whenever it wants because the vast majority of people do not resist its depredations. Most people just want to get on with their lives. The minority of us who despise the State will be jailed, beaten, tasered, and killed for resisting. And the majority will not care what happens to us. They will reason that we should have written our congressman or organized a civil protest. We should have worked within the system, but we did not. Thus, they will conclude that we got what we deserved.”
“If the nine most frightening words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help,’ then the eleven most frightening words in the English language must be: ‘I’m from the United States government, and I’m here to help.’”
“Here’s the thing. Forget about arguments over the proper role of government. If politicians and their enablers make promises that lead people to depend on government for things that it can’t possibly continue to provide, those oh-so-caring demagogues are not compassionate, they’re pricks.”
“9/11 opened a window into the soul of America, all right. And it laid bare the soul of a cringing, beaten dog with its tail tucked between its legs. Ready – eager – to submit to its master’s voice.”
“Why, we wonder aloud, do people yearn for leaders? Are we humans so ill equipped to do anything but follow those we almost uniformly despise; the political ruling class? Are we unable to lead our own lives, to think for ourselves? Do we see in the mirror every morning a sacrificial animal, some poor sod fit for nothing more than a dismal existence on the government's tax treadmill? Surely we think more of ourselves than that, right?”
“Every civil government rests on self-government on the part of the masses. It rests on this assumption: the masses cannot communicate cheaply. They cannot get a message other than the Party Line, communicated in one-way pipelines. That world is now gone. The gatekeepers stand at the gates, but the walls are down.”
“The fact is, these fear mongers [state propagandists] only know how to play one tune-- create a sense of panic among the people in order to instill blind allegiance to government. Inundate them with vague threats and scary sounding uncertainties until they say ‘thank goodness we have these cracker jack bureaucrats around to keep us safe!’
A rational human being ought to filter out such noise and let common sense prevail.”
“War emancipates every base and repulsive impulse to which fallen man is susceptible.”
"This is a cake that's been baking for 85 years. All this administration has done is light the candles."
Cary Wise, membership director of the Texas Nationalist Movement, on the drive for Texas secession
“Government officials are not performing a public service, and they do not regard themselves as public servants. They regard themselves as our masters.”
Andrew P. Napolitano
“Events have shown that people do not need to defer to authority or wait for permission to take power from tyrants. If the masses retain power and show a widespread respect for individual autonomy instead of ceding power and liberty to ambitious politicians, an era of unprecedented human freedom will be safeguarded.”
From the Darkness:
“I think that government is a necessary evil. Government is necessary to provide certain services.”Arizona Governor Jan Brewer [The myth lives on.]
"I think it's way too soon to tell how this is going to play out, but we're going to be ready and prepared to offer any kind of assistance [to the Libyan rebels] that anyone wishes to have from the United States."
Queen Hillary, advertising for a new US sock puppet
"Libyan pilots aren't going to fly if there is a no-fly zone and we could get air assets there to ensure it."
John McCain, looking for more blood to spill
“….I think we need a program — I would dramatically expand [drug] testing. I think we have — and I agree with you. I would try to use rehabilitation, I’d make it mandatory. And I think we have every right as a country to demand of our citizens that they quit doing illegal things which are funding, both in Afghanistan and in Mexico and in Colombia, people who are destroying civilization.”
Newt Gingrich, fascist candidate for president
"I don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon."
B. Obama, objecting to criticism of state employee parasites
"Like all governments, the Libyan government has a responsibility to refrain from violence, to allow humanitarian assistance to reach those in need and to respect the rights of its people."
B. Obama [This guy really expects people to take him seriously?]
"Changing the culture of borrowing and spending in Washington is no small feat, but I am heartened by today's action and it shows that Republicans have started to make the meaningful changes that voters called for in the last election."
Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, beating his chest with pride, after Congress voted a measly $4 billion in spending cuts.
“There is sufficient justification to question whether outside forces triggered, capitalized upon or magnified the economic difficulties of 2008.”
From a Pentagon contractor report blaming the 2008 economic crisis on “financial subversion carried out by unknown parties, such as terrorists or hostile nations.” [No need to look any further than the terrorists working at the Fed.]
"We are deeply sorry for this tragedy and apologize to the members of the Afghan government, the people of Afghanistan and, most importantly, the surviving family members of those killed by our actions. These deaths should have never happened."
U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, after soldier thugs under his command murdered nine Afghan children in a military strike.
“Every government can not only balance its budget, but wind up with a surplus. The solution is simple: tax the rich.”
Ted Rall [The myth lives on.]
“They’re [the rich] sitting on the money, they’re using it for their own - they’re putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with our life, with that money. We’ve allowed them to take that. That’s not theirs, that’s a national resource, that’s ours. We all have this, we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it. And I think that we need to go back to taxing these people at the proper rates ... We need to see these jobs as something that we own, that we collectively own as Americans, and you just can't steal our jobs.”
"I've gotten to know Jeb [Bush] because his family exemplifies public service.”
B. Obama [“public service,” as in murdering tens of thousands.]
"The knowing adherence to sharia and to foreign sharia authorities constitutes a conspiracy to further the legal, political, and military doctrine and system which embraces the law of jihad.... The knowing adherence to sharia and to foreign sharia authorities is prima facie evidence of an act in support of the overthrow of the United States government and the government of this state through the abrogation, destruction, or violation of the United States and Tennessee Constitutions by the likely use of imminent criminal violence...."
Tennessee state senator Bill Ketron, promoting his proposed anti-Sahria measure in the Tennessee legislature. [I guess his new law would cover the US military’s installation of Sharia law in Iraq. Check out the Iraqi constitution.]