“Coercion is neither necessary nor useful in genuine provision of services, no matter what real service is involved. If you want real protection from crime, court and mediation systems that actually provide justice, and efficient national defense that won't let a bunch of hijacked airliners roam the country for nearly an hour before slamming into skyscrapers, then you want an end to the ancient evil of the coercive vampire State.”
“The worship of Christ, victim of a lynch mob and a crooked judge, is dangerously radical.”
“U.S. soldiers aren’t heroes by virtue of wearing a uniform. They’re basically just government employees, a heavily armed version of the post office. Soldiering for a government is basically a job for thoughtless kids who have too much testosterone and not enough other options.”
“Poverty isn't caused by a lack of money... it's caused by the lack of ability or opportunity to create value.”
“As much as I don’t like to write it and as much as Americans don’t want to read it, U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq died in vain. This means that their deaths were ineffectual, unsuccessful, and futile. Their deaths were without real significance, value, or importance. Their deaths were without effect, to no avail, and to no purpose.”
“When a private religious separatist allegedly molests children, it is an excuse for gassing children to death. But when the federal government molests children it is merely airport security. When a foreign dictator is allegedly about to kill tens of thousands of innocents, it is an excuse for another non-defensive U.S. presidential war. But when the U.S. government kills millions though sanctions, chemical warfare, conventional bombings and depleted uranium, it is simply the mainstream foreign policy consensus at work.”
"Extremists rise in civilized nations when the madness of things makes their outbursts sound reasonable."
Alvaro Vargas Llosa
"I ask again: does your contingent to Congress have any good instincts, any grasp of its job, or even the ability to notice when an otherwise good idea turns out wrong? Almost certainly not. If Bernanke were a horse he wouldn’t be allowed in my remuda. Pelosi and Maxine Waters would have been sold for dog food while it was still legal."
Linda Brady Traynham
“The real democracy of market anarchism, functioning on societal institutions without exception, would open to real choice — to ‘social power’ — all of those areas of human interaction that are now yoked to the coercive practices of the state. Market anarchism, as an ethical system, maintains that free individuals should not be indentured to the institutions that dominate their lives, but that those institutions ought to serve their members; it is the ‘extremist’ position that sovereignty and authority begin equally in each person, and thus that organizations cannot claim any prerogatives that a lone individual couldn’t, in some instance, claim.
The democracy of the state, on the contrary, is premised on the idea that some people ought to rule, to make the important decisions about our lives, and that we ought to be satisfied with a periodically-presented false choice.”
“Your mind is a battleground of ideas. It’s your own thinking versus the propagandists of the State who are filling it up with their ideas. Their weapons are words, slogans, memes, themes, ideas, concepts, visions, sounds, and pictures.”
Michael S. Rozeff
“War is immorality objectified. Any who partake cannot remain clean. It just is not possible.”
The Arctic Patriot
“Our military must be demobilized overseas, it must not be allowed to re-enter US territory as an armed body. Honed by years of waging (and losing) colonial guerilla wars, having extensive experience in the minute regulation of and heavy handed operations against civilians, the US military would be primed for any outrage, and for those who believe that it would not turn its weapons against US citizens I suggest a library visit to dissuade you of such delusion. How can we believe they would uphold their sworn oath to defend liberty when for decades now they have blithely, and with not so much as a blush of shame, launched war after war without any declaration from Congress allowing them to do so?”
“All politics is based on force and fraud. As such, the elites will always use those two weapons against the people to maintain their position – force is violence and fraud is lies and propaganda. All States are founded on, and run on, lies and violence.”
“Many people scoff at the criticism of the income tax as a form of ‘involuntary servitude.’ But that would have to be because they just haven’t given it much thought, or it’s because they work for the government.”
“It seems that everywhere one turns there’s somebody with plans to improve the world – or improve you. Anyone with any sense should want to get off this ball of dirt populated by so many busybody lunatics, and find some place with better vibes.”
“Progressivism, without reason, is chaos. Conservatism, without imagination, is tedium.”
From the Darkness:
“The people around Gaddafi need to wake up every day wondering, ‘Will this be my last?’”Senator Lindsey Graham, inciting murder
“He [Bradley Manning] broke the law.”
B.Obama [Gosh, Mista President, ain’t that what a trial’s for?]
“No individual who is on the terrorist watch list maintained by the Department of Homeland Security shall qualify as an eligible WTC responder. Before enrolling any individual as a WTC responder in the WTC program under paragraph (3), the Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall determine whether the individual is on such list.”
Wording of an amendment, proposed by Florida GOP Congressman Cliff Stearns, to a bill offering benefits and relief to p11 first responders. [Please see John Stewart.]
“This amendment imposes no burden on our first responders or others seeking health benefits. It imposes a burden on the U.S. government to ensure that no one on a terrorist watchlist receives these benefits."
Cliff Stearns, defending his amendment
“It makes a lot of sense.”
Rep. Henry Waxman, defending the Stearns amendment
“The Federal Reserve has been looking for ways to increase transparency for many years.”
Ben Bernanke [Lying bastard. The only “transparency” seen is due to FOIA lawsuits.]
“My Daddy Fights for Our Freedom.”
Text from a Marine Corps bumper sticker
"The people who are threatening not to pass the debt ceiling are our version of al Qaeda terrorists. Really."
Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill
“Despite its prevalence, ‘pets’ is surely a derogatory term both of the animals concerned and their human carers. Again the word ‘owners’, whilst technically correct in law, harks back to a previous age when animals were regarded as just that: property, machines or things to use without moral constraint. We invite authors to use the words ‘free-living’, ‘free-ranging’ or ‘free-roaming’ rather than ‘wild animals.’ For most, ‘wildness’ is synonymous with uncivilized, unrestrained, barbarous existence. There is an obvious prejudgment here that should be avoided.”
From the Journal of Animal Ethics
“By following the path of [Qadhafi] and deploying military forces to crush peaceful demonstrations, al-Assad and those loyal to him have lost the legitimacy to remain in power in Syria. We urge President Obama to state unequivocally — as he did in the case of Qadhafi and [Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak — that it is time for Assad to go.”
Sens. John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, in a joint statement urging the Emperor to make war on Syria
"The New Testament does have an answer to Rush [Limbaugh’s] question, 'What would Jesus take?' and it's not one Rush is going to like. And since he obviously has no working command of the Bible, it will surely shock him because he will be hearing it now for the first time. The answer is everything, not 35 percent, not 39.6 percent. One hundred percent."
Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC [I've read the Bible from cover to cover. Apparently, I missed the part about Jesus being a tax collector.]