Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs

“Yes, there is class warfare in America. But the real war isn't left vs. right. It's freedom vs. tyranny, its libertarianism vs. statism in all its ugly forms, socialism and fascism alike.”
Garry Reed

“For all of the 'American Exceptionalism talk I have been hearing, I have concluded that 'American Exceptionalism' means that Americans are exceptional in that they demand less freedom and liberty than people who once lived under communism. We have become 'exceptional' in that sorry regard."
Bill Anderson

"The big problem with the honest Left is their absolute and obstinate refusal to learn the most basic economic principles."
Rod Rojas

“Anarchism comes down to a very simple argument ... all you have to know is it's never acceptable to use violence, or threaten violence against the innocent. When you say that to someone, everyone says 'well, of course!' But then, of course, it turns out they don't actually believe it. They believe in war, they believe in taxation, they believe in regulation. Everything the state does is violent. They claim the right to kill you if you sufficiently resist paying a parking ticket. So that's the opposition, this is mankind's worst enemy on earth ever."
Lew Rockwell

“The idea of a citizen is really a great con. We are given a lofty and noble title with a laundry list of obligations, but very little protection in return. This is the problem with entrusting anything to a coercive monopoly.
It appears that citizenship now is nothing more than a way for people to participate in the grand scheme of organized robbery that is participatory democracy. Every few years, everybody's life, liberty, and property is sold to the highest bidder, and ‘citizens’ vote for as much loot as possible to be transferred in their direction.”
Robert Taylor

“The idea of a strictly limited constitutional State was a noble experiment that failed, even under the most favorable and propitious circumstances. If it failed then, why should a similar experiment fare any better now? No, it is the conservative laissez-fairist, the man who puts all the guns and all the decision-making power into the hands of the central government and then says, ‘Limit yourself’; it is he who is truly the impractical utopian.”
Murray Rothbard

“The world is lurching toward an impasse, a crossroads between the old and the new. Awaiting rejection from the establishment...and mounting challenges to its hegemony. It is an epoch of sorts. A chance for a brand new experiment in freedom and voluntarism...or an opportunity to dive back into the failed model of the state, only to begin the loopback process all over again.”
Joel Bowman

“Governments do not come into existence as social service organizations or as private firms seeking to please consumers in a competitive market. Instead, they are born in conquest and nourished by plunder. They are, in short, well-armed gangs intent on organized crime.”
Robert Higgs

“Yo, Do-Gooders: politicians stick together, OK? It’s us against them. Expecting one government's thugs to arrest those of another is like asking Bonnie to turn in Clyde.”
Becky Akers

“It's hard to believe that any genuine democracy would accept a claim by its leader that he could have anyone killed simply by labeling them an ‘enemy.’ It's hard to believe that any adult with even the slightest knowledge of history or human nature could countenance such unlimited, arbitrary power, knowing the evil it is bound to produce. Yet this is exactly what the great and good in America have done. Like the boyars of old, they not only countenance but celebrate their enslavement to the ruler."
Chris Floyd

“The flags, the fake debates, the false promises, the ‘god bless our nation’ -- it's nothing more than pure deception. It's proven to be so convincing that although its creators don't deserve the title of Human, one could easily say it's a masterpiece worthy of the title of genius. This picture of America -- a magical fairyland with freedom and prosperity for all -- is painted with blood on the dead flesh of freedom.
Do not stand up for it. Do not represent your government, just as they don't represent you. Denounce your association with them. Refuse to participate in a system that wreaks havoc on innocent human life. Refuse to play their game any longer. Refuse to believe their lies and refuse to let anyone else tell you otherwise. We are humans, living beings, individuals with souls who are born free. Refuse to be tied down by authority.”
Josh Vick
From the Darkness:
"I cannot live with a nuclear-armed Iran. If you want an example of when I would use American force, it would be that."
Jon Huntsman, totalitarian fascist

“It’s really important for us not to give any legitimacy to these people in the streets. I remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.”
Congressman Peter King (R-NY) commenting on the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations [Those 1960's demonstrations helped end the Vietnam holocaust.  Goodness no, we can't let that happen again.]

"It's critically important that we unite the world in the isolation of and dealing with the Iranians. That's the surest way to be able to get results."
Joe Biden [Only barbarians see conflict as the first method of action.  Civilized folk first try peaceful discussion and persuasion. Even street gangs do this.]

"We will work closely with our international partners to increase Iran's isolation and the pressure on its government and we call upon other nations to join us in condemning this threat to international peace and security."
Queen Hillary, hypocrite and state barbarian

"We are looking for countries to join us in increasing the political and the economic pressure on Iran. We believe that all countries should look hard at how they can tighten sanctions, how they can enforce sanctions and whether sanctions are well-enforced to the limits of their own national law."
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, hypocrite and state gangster

“Pakistan has to be part of the solution or they will continue to be part of the problem. And therefore, as frustrating as it is, we just keep every day going at it and I think we make very slow, sometimes barely discernible progress, but we’re moving in the right direction.”
Queen Hillary, blaming Pakistan for the US Empire’s defeat in Afghanistan

“My choice is not to cut defense. I think it’s a terrible idea to cut defense.”
Mitt Romney, showing us where a good chunk of his bribe income is coming from

"If we sit by and wait until the impacts of climate change are so severe that is impacting our supply chain then that puts us at a greater risk. From a business perspective we really need to address this now, and to look five, 10, and 20 years down the road."
Jim Hanna, Starbuck’s sustainability director, warning of a threat to world coffee supply because of “climate change”

“They’ve [Iran] not just crossed the red line, they’ve jumped over the red line, and this to me is an act of war.
This is such — again, this violates all international norms, violates international law. Basically, you’re talking about an act of war. I think we have to — the United States has to really consider taking very significant action.”
Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, ready to make war against Iran based on a phony terror plot

"We have got a sick patient -- the American economy. And we can see that the patient in the next bed -- the European economy -- he's looking even sicker and there's a real risk of contagion. And what I think we have to do at a moment like this: Have a very, very open creation of money and credit. This is not a moment for government to be cutting back."
David Frum, former Bush II speechwriter, offering us more self-destructive idiocy

“Return to the gold standard? Give me a break. We’re not in Kansas. This is an integrated world economy. And forget doing away with the Fed, Every country has a central bank. Money cannot manage itself.”
William Nordhaus, the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and resident, apparaently, of Oz

“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,. He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.”
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., claiming that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion”

“Under the Law of Unintended Consequences, it appears that your newspaper, the Sun-Sentinel, is not only a contractor but may be considered a lobbyist, as well as its editors and the reporters. Therefore, until this is clarified, I will be needing all reporters and others from the paper who contact me for information to file whatever is required as a lobbyist to the City of Lauderhill before I can communicate further.”
Richard Kaplan, mayor of Lauderhill, Fl, in an email to reporters at the South Florida Sun Sentinel [So now reporters are considered "lobbyists" by some of our rulers.  It will be interesting to see if this precedent is used by other state gangsters.]

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