Saturday, April 1, 2017

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"Globalists prefer an outcome in which traditional values are erased and replaced with a 'new world order' mindset.  A system that is rooted in collectivist suppression of individual liberty, where freedom is exchanged for 'harmony;' one global tribe worshiping one global god — the state."
Brandon Smith

"Libertarianism, in theory, is decentralization in practice.  There are no universal 'shoulds' in decentralization.  If there were, it wouldn’t be libertarianism or decentralization, would it?
Culture cannot be avoided when the libertarian theorist attempts to consider the application in a world occupied by humans."
Bionic Mosquito

"Politicians regularly espouse human liberty and democracy at the same time. This is impossible! Human liberty is not available in a collectivist system. Human liberty is only available to the individualist. Individualism and human liberty are opposite to democracy and any other form of collectivism."
Bob Livingston

"The bottom line is this. Place no hope of betterment in changing the party or man in office, for so long as rulers possess the power to tax, they will use that mechanism of the state to the detriment of its subjects. The power to tax provides the serpent of state with its victims, us. Taxes feed the monster whose growth spreads venom everywhere. Taxes with or without representation are evil, ever fostering harm and destruction. If we are wise, we will defang the beast by ending its power to tax."
Michael Rozeff

"We need nothing so much right now as to look beyond the borders of our conditioned thinking and behavior and recognize that 'life' is purposeful activity; that life does not choose to be forced in directions it does not serve its purposes to go; and that institutionalized restraints and compulsions forced upon the living increase the entropy that deprives both individuals and societies of their productive energies. 'Conflict' – the lifeblood of all political systems – reaches its claws into all facets of life’s varied expressions, entangling humanity in self-righteous, destructive hostilities with persons we know only by abstract labels we have helped to fashion."
Butler Shaffer

"The first and most important thing to understand about politics is this: forget Right, Left, Center, socialism, fascism, or democracy. Every government that exists — or ever existed, or ever will exist — is a kleptocracy, meaning ‘rule by thieves’ Competing ideologies merely provide different excuses to separate the Productive Class from what they produce. If the taxpayer/voters won’t willingly fork over to end poverty, then maybe they’ll cough up to fight drugs or terrorism. Conflicting ideologies, as presently constituted, are nothing more than a cover for what’s really going on, like the colors of competing gangs."
L. Neil Smith

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind."
Edward Bernays

"Compulsory collectivism is the path of regression into earliest tribalism and groupthink. Post-statism, a society with voluntary governance that replaces involuntary governments is the legacy of The Renaissance, The Reformation, The Enlightenment, The Age of Reason, with The Age of Libertarianism dawning."
Garry Read

"Contrary to their own anti-statist pronouncements and pretensions, then, the peculiar left-libertarian victimology and its demand for undiscriminating niceness and inclusiveness vis-a-vis the long, familiar list of historical 'victims,' including in particular also all foreigners qua potential immigrants, actually turns out to be a recipe for the further growth of State power. The cultural Marxists know this, and that is the reason why they adopted the very same victimology. The left-libertarians do apparently not know this and are thus the cultural Marxists’ useful idiots on their march toward totalitarian social control."
Hans-Hermann Hoppe

"If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner."

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