"War does not persist because human beings are flawed or unenlightened, or even because we are violent or hate each other. Even if all of this is true about us, it does not explain war. War is not just another form of violence. It is the institutionalization of unrestrained violence with no meaningful accountability for those who inflict it."
“The political left, in short, is still brain-locked in the outdated 19th Century concept of class warfare between business and labor. But the real class war today is government vs. people.
America is an anti-freedom corporatist-statist empire in which the class of beings who posses political clout and political connections ride roughshod over those who have neither.”
“War creates an enemy that must be extinguished by government force. The more broadly defined the enemy is, the bigger the government's role becomes in eradicating it. And when the government wages war against anything, it's a cycle that's nearly impossible to stop. The government creates new agencies, and staffs them with union jobs that depend on never actually winning the wars, but rather only perpetuating them.”
“Liberty, then, is the sovereignty of the individual, and never shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost.”
“The single despot stands out in the face of all men, and says: I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If anyone denies my right, let him try conclusions with me.”
“The slave master owns a chattel slave, and this slave gives birth. Does the master automatically have the consent of the child? How is this any different than our situation? Because there is some parchment protected in a glass case that begins with WE THE PEOPLE? Apparently, in the minds of the slaves, this changes the morality of it all, and now it’s not slavery; it’s democracy, the pinnacle of human government. When consent is used in the context of sexuality, we are all very clear on what consent means, but this concept is lost on the masses when used in the context of government. We should be thankful that consent has still retained its original meaning when speaking of sexual matters, otherwise there could be no rape; just a little rough sex.”
“The great non sequitur committed by defenders of the State, including classical Aristotelian and Thomist philosophers, is to leap from the necessity of society to the necessity of the State.”
“The United States has a long and healthy history of entrepreneurial disobedience. You can easily say that the individualistic rejection of force in the marketplace was one of the only real mechanisms of ‘checks and balances’ that actually worked against government."
“Liberty in a democratic State will never be achieved while the people living in that State will not tolerate other people's choices. If the people believe that property rights can be abrogated due to race or gender or sexual orientation or age or any reason that simply offends someone somewhere, freedom has no chance. While most people do not have a systematic philosophical view of freedom, they understand enough to see the potential results. And many of them simply do not like what they see.”
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
“We must literally BE from the future – retrieving a higher order of self that does not recreate the past. We must resist the death throes of our old institutions, even while we flow towards our new ones. We must bow humbly to our ancestors and their echoes of pain, include the injustice of the present, and embrace the uncertainty of our Great Transition.”
From the Darkness:
“Were the MeK (MKO) to play the critical role in derailing an Iranian bomb, it would be far more deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize than a certain president of the United States we could mention.”From a New York Post editorial, suggesting that the Iranian terrorist group, that is assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists, (with the backing of the Israeli government and the blessing of the United States government) should win the Nobel Peace Prize.
“We need a global minimum tax so that people have the assurance that nobody is escaping doing their fair share….
The President is looking for shared sacrifice."
Gene Sperling, White House National Economic Council
“The notion is we’re in a new world. [T]he idea is to have some flexibility to support everything from Tunisia, to support areas like potentially in Egypt and in areas where things are changing every day, in Syria … the world is evolving as we see it, and we felt it was important to have a pool of money.”
Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, commenting on the Obama Regime’s request for a “slight increase” in funding for the State Department and foreign aid next year.
“We understand this is a difficult fiscal climate, but any further trimming of these core accounts [foreign aide] is counterproductive and impedes our efforts to build more self-sufficient populations.”
Samuel Worthington, president of InterAction, promoting the false meme that foreign aide helps anyone
“One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea... It's not okay because it's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. They're supposed to be within marriage, for purposes that are, yes, conjugal... but also procreative.
I'm not running for pastor, but these are important public policy issues.”
Rick Santorum, candidate for US Dictator and lifestyle commissar
“I voted for Barack because he was black. ’Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them.
That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me. In the end, he’s a politician. I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do. I know politicians say [bleep]; they lie. ’Cuz they want to get elected.”
Samuel L. Jackson, in his own way, explaining why democracy is a horrible means of governance
"We're through with political bullies coming between women and their health care.”
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood [Cecile, “bullying” is your ONLY means of action.]
“Ron Paul tries to sell the idea that there is one firm definition of the word “liberty.” But liberty for one person is tyranny for another. To understand this conflict, consider an example regarding Paul’s stance against civil rights. Imagine that Libertarianism becomes the law of the land. Once that law is passed it becomes the mandate of the state to enforce it. Let’s say there is a restaurant, and the owner doesn’t want to serve a certain type of person. Let’s say green people. And let’s say the restaurant has a sign that makes this clear. No green people. As a Libertarian, that is now the restaurant owner’s right, and that right is backed by the power of the state.”
Sid Davis, blackballot.com, ignorant to the fact that libertarianism is not enforced by the state