Saturday, May 6, 2017
Quotes of the Week
"[Ann] Coulter is a member of a small cadre of professional political columnists. Their lives are consumed with politics. They get their book royalties based on politics. They will not admit what should be visible to every American: national politics does not change anything significant, except when some President pushes us into a war. Other than starting wars, no President makes a difference.
Political columnists live in a fantasy world. They live in a political bubble. They cannot think of life outside the Washington Beltway. They believe in national salvation by politics, and they are forever waiting for the millennium."
"The culture of war . . . is not like the culture of ordinary peace-time life. It is a culture dominated by fear, blood, and sadism, by irrational actions and preposterous results. It has more relation to science fiction or to absurdist theater than to actual life."
"The more generations that pass without open conflict with authority, the more the public mind conforms and the more the people and the government become one. Any 'deviant' who questions authority is sure to encounter a hostile response from his friends and neighbors. He has defiled the Holy place."
"The Constitution, itself, should remind us that 'laws' do not exist in a vacuum, but are the products of human action which, in turn, is behavior driven by people pursuing their self-interests. With legislation created by a political system that enjoys a monopoly on the legal use of force, it is clear that laws are but the means by which some people pursue their ends at the expense of others."
"I don’t want to hear nonsensical mainstream arguments about how we are a 'nation of immigrants.' We are not a nation of immigrants. I was born here. Most of us were born here. Our ancestors settled here and built this nation from nothing. This nation is established now and has been for some time. Times change and we don’t need a flood of random immigrants. If anything, we need highly selective immigration of only the best and brightest and most skilled from around the world."
"The chances are high that life on earth is approaching its end. The responsibility lies heavily on the American people, whose success, due to the mistakes of others, made Americans think that they are exceptional and privileged. Unaware of the inhumane threat to all life that is embodied in the neoconservative claim that Americans are exceptional and indispensable, the self-satisfied American public is unaware of the consequences of such hubris. Hubris is leading them, and the entire world, to slaughter in thermo-nuclear war.
The neoconservative claim of American exceptionalism is the identical claim made for Germans by Hitler. If Americans are indispensable, everyone else is dispensable and can be 'bombed into the stone age' as one US government official put it, or nuked as Washington intends to do to Russia and China. The claim of American exceptionalism is not accepted by Russia and China. Therefore, the insane, crazed monsters who rule over the West in Washington are bringing life on earth to an end."
Paul Craig Roberts
"The transfer of labor from humans to our inventions is nothing less than the story of civilization. Waxing nostalgic about jobs lost to technology is little better than complaining that antibiotics put too many grave diggers out of work."
"The March for Science organization is nothing more than a modern-day Wizard of Oz. As the decrepit old charlatan’s power status was threatened, he exclaimed, 'Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The great and powerful Oz has spoken!' His sophisticated smoke-and-mirrors show, similar to the manipulative doublespeak of social justice ideology, was designed to silence independent thinkers who would dare to question his authority. Note that his disgraceful scheme was finally brought down by facts, when little dog Toto merely pulled away the curtain to reveal the Wizard’s true identity. The Wizard of Oz turned out to be a displaced circus man named Oscar Zoroaster. Analogously, the March for Science is just a pseudonym for a particularly savvy branch of the Progressive agenda, and should be exposed as such."
"Creation leads you to the best things in life, consumption just kind of fills the gaps in between."