Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
"That saying about death and taxes is both evil and stupid; it's a soul-destroying and mind-destroying perversion of reality. It's evil, because it makes people reflexively accept the worst things in the world as permanent and inevitable. As for death, technology is actively advancing to vanquish it. Who knows how far medicine, biotech, and nanotech can delay the onset of death? And taxes are, at best, an artifact of a primitive feudal world; they're actually no longer necessary in an advanced, free-market civilization."
Doug Casey

"It is government that should stand in fear of the people. Government is afraid of an educated and intelligent populace. Government is threatened greatly by self-responsibility and self-reliance. Government becomes impotent in the presence of peace. Government cowers when confronted by a unified people. Government loses control when the people know the truth."
Gary D. Barnett

“With the apparatus of state education over many years serving to bamboozle the populace into the hardened belief that government has a positive role to play in virtually all aspects of modern life, it should come to no surprise to anyone that, when push comes to shove, people are now trained to look to government to solve the problems – even when it was the government that created the problems in the first place.
Thus, confronted with the intractable mess they have made, these governments have to keep alive the mythology they have created about their omnipotence. Which is easier said than done, because with things now swirling fairly quickly around the drain, the mob is beginning to lose faith – and even patience.”
David Galland

“In the economic decline of any civilization, political elites routinely call on a very limited playbook: more debt, more regulation, more restriction on freedoms, more debasement of the currency, more taxation, and more insidious enforcement.
Further, the propaganda machine goes into high gear, ensuring the peasant class is too deluded by patriotic fervor to notice they're being plundered by the state.
And just in case anyone falls out of line or starts thinking too much, they give a handful of people badges, weapons, and the authority to terrorize the population.
Whether direct taxation in the form of outright theft, or indirect taxation in the form of inflation, these tactics have been used for millennia to maintain privilege for an elite few at the expense of everyone else.
This time is not different.”
Simon Black

“Free people don't belong to gods or governments; they belong to themselves.”
Garry Reed

“The dangers of academic deification are numerous. Those who dominate the educational language of the times determine the moral compass (or lack of compass) of the curriculum. They control who is accepted and who is rejected, not by measure of intelligence or skill, but by their willingness to conform to the establishment ideal. They construct a kind of automaton class, which has been taught not to learn independently, but to parrot propaganda without question. Simultaneously, those of us who do not “make the grade” are relegated to the role of obliged worshippers; accepting the claims of the professional class as gospel regardless of how incorrect they happen to be. To put it simply; the whole thing is disgustingly inbred.”
Brandon Smith

“When smallpox, polio, tuberculosis or flu kill millions, our response is to isolate or quarantine their carriers, develop treatments and vaccines, and do our damnedest to eradicate those diseases. We don’t waste our time worrying about what new diseases may pop up or what might follow a cure; we deal with that which afflicts us first and foremost.
But when anarchists point out the deadly nature of the state, which routinely and predictably kills people in numbers on the same scale as any of those aforementioned scourges, its defenders clasp the disease to their breasts and wail that they just don’t know what we’d do without it.”
Thomas L. Knapp

“I think the U.S. is desperately fighting its last great imperial war against the world. I think the U.S. will lose this WAR and destroy its Empire and its global financial system. Obama has become the Undertaker of the U.S. Global Empire and, if he and his desperate strategists keep attacking the world, he will be the Undertaker of the U.S. as it now exists. By all indications, they will continue to destroy the U.S. unless some greater power, perhaps a Great Awakening of the American people who would prefer not to be impoverished or torn apart by the Obama Undertaker Strategy.”
Jack D. Douglas
From the Darkness:
“1. Every budget decision should be assessed by whether it protects or threatens human life and dignity
2. A central moral measure of any budget proposal is how it affects 'the least of these' (Matthew 25). The needs of those who are hungry and homeless, without work or in poverty should come first
3. Government and other institutions have a shared responsibility to promote the common good of all, especially ordinary workers and families who struggle to live in dignity in difficult economic times.”
From a letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to members of the U.S. House [Sadly, no mention of protecting the party being looted in order to fund these goals.]

“It’s time for a change: Schools should remain open until 5 or 6 p.m. The result would be better-educated students and less-stressed parents.”
Peter Orszag, Washington Post, looking to imprison children in government warehouses for even longer periods

“People will accuse me of going too far. But to be honest, that’s an easy thing to say if you do not know the facts. My eyes have been opened by seeing these problems [of child abuse]. They came as a shock. You can see that these parents need help, since they’ve no control over their own lives. When it’s clear that’s the case, perhaps contraception would be the best step.”
Pieter van Vollenhoven, calling for forced birth control for people with drug addiction, psychiatric patients and other people deemed unfit to reproduce.

“Too often, the world has failed to prevent the killing of innocents on a massive scale. We are haunted by the atrocities that we did not stop and the lives we did not save.
These technologies [ satellite communications, mobile phone and Internet technology] should be in place to empower citizens, not to repress them.”
B. Obama, announcing new sanctions on Syria and Iran, as well as the “digital guns for hire” that develop technology enabling the two governments to monitor, track and harass their own people [Of course, Our Great Leader would never misuse such technologies.]

“We always have a concern about in particular the [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] and [their] efforts . . . to expand their influence not only throughout the Middle East but into [South America] as well. That, in my book, that relates to expanding terrorism. And that’s one of the areas that I think all of us are concerned about.”
Leon Panetta, expanding his full spectrum paranoia

“The target is to hunt down environmental violators. Knowledge of both of these gases is not only decisive for climate forecasts, but also for monitoring international climate treaties. Up to now there has been no reliable way of monitoring the implementation of the Kyoto and Copenhagen treaties.”
Astrium President Evert Dudok, announcing his company’s development of a new surveillance satellite that will measure man-made carbon emissions from space in order to “hunt down” violators of international climate agreements, allowing Big Brother to enforce a future tax on CO2 emissions.

"This is what presidents do. It's taken Obama two years to get there, but this has happened throughout history. You can't be in that office with all its enormous responsibilities -- when things don't happen, you get blamed for it -- and not exercise all the powers that have accrued to it over time."
Jack L. Goldsmith, former legal counsel in the Bush Regime, defending Obama’s aggressive use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism.

"The United States must take the necessary steps to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. I support strong sanctions against Iran and believe that the United States must also continue to take a leadership role in pushing other countries to implement strong sanctions as well. Iran must not have an escape hatch."
Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic Senate hopeful in Massachusetts, ignorant that the Obama Regime has admitted that Iran is doing no such thing

“We should also be preparing our allies, and the world, for the reality that unfortunately, if all else fails, preventing a nuclear Iran may, tragically, require a military solution.”
Marco Rubio, another mis-informed, neo-con, chick hawk

“Opponents of industrialized agriculture have been declaring for over a decade that how humans produce animal products is one of the most important environmental questions we face. We need a bolder declaration. After all, it’s not how we produce animal products that ultimately matters. It’s whether we produce them at all.”
James E. McWilliams, NY Times, claiming the mass production of meat is not “sustainable”

"It's not a question of return. It's a question of morality."
Francois Hollande, socialist candidate for the presidency of France, defending his proposal to tax anyone with an annual income of over one million euros at a rate of 75%. [Yes, the morality of a thief.]

“No, no, no risk of that.”
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, when asked if the US faces the same debt problems as Greece [This is the same guy who said there was no risk of the US losing its AAA credit rating.]

“I intend to sit down with the TSA immediately and demand some answers.”
Congressman Denny Rehberg, giving a typical, super lame response to the TSA’s abuse and harassment of a four year old girl

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