Thursday, June 30, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"The Twitterization of public communications encourages short messages of 140 characters or less. Arguments cannot be conducted in this way, but influencing thought and opinion can. Beware the bots."
Michael Rozeff

"If someone shot and killed another man because he liked a rival sports team, we call that murder. When our government does that, we call it 'foreign policy.'"
Jack Perry

"A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, (or by any other name indicating his true character,) or by millions, calling themselves a government."
Lysander Spooner

"The boundaries that confine us are fashioned in our individual minds. With the help of conditioning from institutional interests, our thinking generates unconscious expectations that limit what we believe we can accomplish. The experience-driven belief that the 4:00 mile was an insurmountable boundary was finally overcome by the first man to do so. The limitations that inhere in our well-trained thinking about political boundaries may also be overcome."
Butler Shaffer

"If we proceed with the decomposition and decentralization of the modern centralizing and coercive nation-state, deconstructing that state into constituent nationalities and neighborhoods, we shall at one and the same time reduce the scope of government power, the scope and importance of voting and the extent of social conflict. The scope of private contract, and of voluntary consent, will be enhanced, and the brutal and repressive state will be gradually dissolved into a harmonious and increasingly prosperous social order."
Murray Rothbard

"The grotesque creatures who’ve made their living, for decades, promoting and hustling Globalism as the grand solution, have failed to answer the fatal question: who is supposed to be in charge of imposing utopia on the world? Who are the messiahs of management bringing us all good things for our own good? After all, if gods are descending from the mountaintop to install paradise, shouldn’t we have a look at them, at their faces, at their robes, at their bona fides?"
Jon Rappoport

“Quiet, anonymous, and often complicitous, lawbreaking and disobedience may well be the historically preferred mode of political action for peasant and subaltern classes, for whom open defiance is too dangerous….One need not have an actual conspiracy to achieve the practical effects of a conspiracy. More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called 'Irish Democracy'—the silent, dogged resistance, withdrawal, and truculence of millions of ordinary people—than by revolutionary vanguards or rioting mobs.”
James Scott

"Law professors and lawyers instinctively shy away from considering the problem of law’s violence. Every law is violent. We try not to think about this, but we should. On the first day of law school, I tell my Contracts students never to argue for invoking the power of law except in a cause for which they are willing to kill. They are suitably astonished, and often annoyed. But I point out that even a breach of contract requires a judicial remedy; and if the breacher will not pay damages, the sheriff will sequester his house and goods; and if he resists the forced sale of his property, the sheriff might have to shoot him."
Stephen L. Carter

"The welfare state depends on three things: population growth, productivity growth, and credit growth. All three are either slowing… or are already negative. As a result, economies can no longer keep up with the costs imposed by the Deep State and its cronies.
Taxes, regulations, and wars are not for the benefit of the electorate, but simply to pay off one special interest group or another."
Bill Bonner
Resistance is Mandatory
No rulers

No masters


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