Sunday, January 22, 2012

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“I can give you a prediction about the next presidential election almost a year before it happens. Ready? The U.S. government will win and America will lose. The status quo will be elected once more.”
Kent McManigal

“History reminds us that civilizations are created and sustained by individuals; they are destroyed by collectives.”
Butler Shaffer

“Why is it that when government charges people with conspiracy the general public simply nods and approves, but when people charge government with conspiracy that same public chortles and guffaws and calls those people conspiracy nuts?”
Garry Reed

“The notable thing is that the Web as we know it has been built by private hands working together, not by bureaucrats and politicians. This is the great lesson that our Jetsons world has taught us, and it points to a truth that all governments want to suppress: namely, that order is the daughter of liberty. How dare the bureaucrats and politicians presume to be the lords of what they had nothing to do with creating!”
Jeffrey Tucker

“There is a helluva lot more evidence of the negative effects of government power than of liberty, and a helluva lot more evidence of the positive effects of liberty than of government power.”
Michael S. Rozeff

"I do not like the pretensions of Government—the grounds on which it demands my obedience—to be pitched too high. I don’t like the medicine-man’s magical pretensions nor the Bourbon’s Divine Right. This is not solely because I disbelieve in magic and in Bossuet’s Politique. I believe in God, but I detest theocracy. For every Government consists of mere men and is, strictly viewed, a makeshift; if it adds to its commands ‘Thus saith the Lord,’ it lies, and lies dangerously."
C. S. Lewis

“Fear is the psychological weapon of choice for totalitarian systems of power. Make the people afraid. Get them to surrender their rights in the name of national security. And then finish off the few who aren’t afraid enough. If this law [NDAA] is not revoked we will be no different from any sordid military dictatorship. Its implementation will be a huge leap forward for the corporate oligarchs who plan to continue to plunder the nation and use state and military security to cow the population into submission.”
Chris Hedges

“The development of massive and diverse movements against established power is promising for the future of human life, liberty, and dignity. They can call out the crimes of governments and make the political environment less friendly toward oppression. They can undermine politicians’ sources of power by dispersing state power and developing and defending better options outside the system. The status quo is killing people.”
Darian Worden

“Over the years I have read or listened to many men rattling on about this and that arrangement of matters human, socialism, capitalism, republics, direct democracy, fascism, militarism, all the gang. What the theorists all seem to overlook is the irresistible buoyancy of excrement. Communism, theocracy, the divine right of kings, all eventually fall into the hands of the crafty and unscrupulous. If they don't, it is only because they haven't gotten around to it.”
Fred Reed

“Though depicted as utopians, obsessed with pie in the sky daydreams, or as bomb-throwing provocateurs of pandemonium, anarchists petition simply for a society in which freedom is the guiding principle. Granted, on its own, that doesn’t mean much, but without aggression against innocents, the state could not exist.”
David S. D'Amato

“The natural law is rooted in the religio of Christianity and sets the epistemic and moral foundation and context for the existence of all people as individuals and that such laws make the cooperation, norms, and relationships of community possible. To break the natural law in the name of a secular theocracy is to simultaneously break the relational bonds of community that are the basis for the natural rights of all individuals to be free and responsible.”
David Theroux

“Our system is supposedly based on the ‘consent of the governed.’ If you believe it still is, then withdraw your consent. Not even the hardest tyranny can exist without the support of the ‘drawers of water and hewers of wood’ (to use an old Irish example). Once we withdraw our consent psychologically, then we can begin to withdraw it physically. Simply put, don't work for them in any capacity and don't give them anything you can keep out of their thieving hands. Don't patronize their institutions. Don't vote for anyone who runs in their pack. Remember, they are robbing you (and your posterity) blind under color of law without fear of reprisal. Make them earn what they steal from you.”
Dr. Michael Hill
From the Darkness:
“America is in truth the first altruistic force for good on planet Earth. A population which will defend people, set them free, and then come home.
America does what it does to protect the freedom and the peace of the world against those who want to control everything and tell everyone what to do. We hold back the dark forces. Provide stability. Check chaos. We give the people of the world the opportunity to prosper.”
Martin C. Boire, Chairman of Support Our Troops

“…We’re in a war, and we’re talking about terrorists. We do things we don’t normally do. We could identify enemies during previous wars; it’s harder today. I hated to see the Japanese internment camps, too but a lot of times, circumstances create hardships for certain individuals. But sometimes, for the protection of everybody, they have to do these things. It’s a tough situation. If you haven’t done anything wrong, you don’t have anything to worry about.”
Gary Gore, chairman of the Cherokee County, OK Republican Party

“Now I’m hopeful that some of the things we’re seeing with respect to the [Iranian] nuclear program that the United States is involved with. Which is, on occasion, scientists, working on the nuclear program in Iran, turn up dead. I think that’s a wonderful thing. I think it sends a very clear message- that if you are scientist from Russia or North Korea, or from Iran, and you’re going to work on the nuclear program to develop a nuclear bomb for Iran, you are not safe. And if people say, ‘you cannot go out and assassinate people,’ well tell that to al -Awlaki. Okay? We’ve done it. We’ve done it to an American citizen. We can certainly do it for someone who’s producing a nuclear bomb that can be dropped on the state of Israel or provide a nuclear shield for a country that will support terrorism.”
Rick Santorum, murderous piece of fascist dog manure and candidate for US Dictator

“Andrew Jackson had a pretty clear idea about America’s enemies. Kill them!”
Newt Gingrich, pseudo-historian and candidate for US Dictator

“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.
All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?
The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.
As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”
Rep. Allen West, belligerent, American exceptionalist, defending his peeing soldier boys [Yes, war IS hell, created by monsters like you.]

"He [Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak] is a just man, not a dictator... and a man like him cannot be held responsible for criminal acts like those he is accused of committing."
Farid al-Deeb, Mubarak’s lawyer, claiming there is no evidence that Mubarak ordered Egyptian security forces to open fire on protesters

"To enact legislation that protects consumers, businesses and jobs from foreign thieves who steal America's intellectual property, we will continue to bring together industry representatives and Members to find ways to combat online piracy.
Due to the Republican and Democratic retreats taking place over the next two weeks, markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act is expected to resume in February.
I am committed to continuing to work with my colleagues in the House and Senate to send a bipartisan bill to the White House that saves American jobs and protects intellectual property."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith

"Racism and libertarianism have had their dalliance, as Ron Paul's personal journey makes plainly evident. Even today, Paul opposes the civil rights legislation of the 1960s on the ground that society has no right to deny the 'liberty' of racist behavior. Even if Ron Paul himself is no racist, he gives comfort to racists. "
Jeffrey D. Sachs, economist

"If the [Supreme] court makes a fundamentally wrong decision, the president can in fact ignore it.
I fully expect as president that there will be several occasions when we will collide. The first one, which is actually foreign policy, the Boumediene decision which extends American legal rights to enemy combatants on the battlefield is such an outrageous extension of the court in to the commander in chief's role.
I will issue an instruction on the opening day, first day I'm sworn in, I will issue an executive order to the national security apparatus that it will not enforce Boumediene and it will regard it as null and void because it is an absurd extension of the supreme court in to the commander in chief's (authority)."
Newt Gingrich, candidate for US Dictator

"Yeah, I'd take out their [Iran’s] army and navy. No problem."
Bill O'Reilly, neo-con, chicken hawk, talk show host

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