Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
"Besides its protective functions, defined by its monopoly on the use of force, the need for a state is often asserted on the basis of its role as a ‘safety net.’ But although few would disagree that individuals need some hedge against sickness, unemployment and the like, anarchism challenges the supposition that such provisions require institutionalized aggression in the form of the state. Moreover, anarchism takes as one of its core theses that the ‘safety net’ realm of state activity, its social welfare programs for those in need, is ancillary to its primary application for plunder.”
David S. D'Amato ·

“For those who understand that the state is always and everywhere the chief enemy of liberty, prosperity, and peace, the term 'failed state’ is a pleonasm. When employed by spokesmen for the Imperial power elite, however, the term is invoked as a prelude to military intervention in order to impose a government-exercised monopoly on force – which in practice has meant becoming local franchises of a U.S.-dominated global political system.”
Will Grigg

“If attempting to undermine the currency of the US is a form of terrorism, why has Ben Bernanke not been tracked down and sent off to the Guantanamo concentration camp?”
Jeff Berwick

“There's so much garbage in the western system today, the only real solution is a complete reset. Until that cataclysmic event occurs, however, you can expect things to get much worse as the political establishment clings desperately to the existing model trying to keep the party going.”
Simon Black

“Racism and nationalism are the hallmarks of an un-evolved, or even degraded, person. I have neither time nor patience for either of them.”
Doug Casey

“Like my land, it requires constant effort to keep our freedoms from eroding and we haven’t been doing our job for far too many years. We have stood by, complacent, angry, and/or bewildered on the road to ‘Citizen show me your papers!’ and ‘Everything not forbidden is mandatory.’ The Legislation passed (unread) this century alone contains everything Hitler used to deliver 'hope and change' to Deutschland.”
Linda Brady Traynham

“Remember that people have come to accept that it is entirely reasonable for a criminal gang disguised as the guardians of law and order to force you to pay extortion fees so that you may voluntarily transact with others in the exchange of goods for money, and use your own property in a peaceful and productive manner. Yes, we pay the state for the sins of our transactions and the privilege of our chosen activities.”
Karen De Coster

“No rational or logical discussion can be had with someone who is arguing from a place of fear.”
John Tyner

“The Pentagon pretends that civilians control it. This is malarkey. The Pentagon controls the civilian government. Solely by the amount of money it commands, the Pentagon controls Congress. Its tentacles reach into almost every sector of the economy.”
Ron Jacobs

“That man is a fallen and depraved creature, is every where apparent in the ferocious dispositions of his nature. Hence, to speak of him as in ‘a state of nature,’ has been to speak of him as ‘a savage.’ A savage finds in war and bloodshed his only means of honor and fame, and he becomes, both in the chase and the camp, a beast of prey.”
Howard Malcom D.D.

"The breaking of men to military discipline, is breaking their spirits to principles of passive obedience."
Thomas Jefferson

"As contrary as cruelty is to mercy, and tyranny to charity, so contrary is war to the meekness and gentleness of the Christian religion."
Jeremy Taylor

“The crimes of the American government – from massacring the Indians and enforcing slavery to invading Iraq and jailing millions of people – are always blamed on something else: American racism or religious conservatism, but usually the profit motive. Never should blame fall without qualification on the public sector – the institutional accumulation of all of society’s evils.”
Anthony Gregory
From the Darkness:
“Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school. It’s about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It’s milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception.”
Chicago school principal Elsa Carmona, explaining why she has banned students from bringing their lunches from home

“We believe, in the words of our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, that through government, we should do together what we cannot do as well for ourselves.”
B. Obama, summoning the forces of Satan

“We are a better country because of these commitments [entitlements]. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments.”
B. Obama, summoning the demons of FDR

"We want to have a climate where people are compliant."
John Chakwin, ICE Special Agent in Charge for North Texas, on the latest government crackdown on “illegal” workers that targets their employers

“We need to underscore that we are transitioning, not leaving Afghanistan. We need to ensure that these sacrifices [by the International Security Assistance Force] are not overtaken by political expediency and short-term thinking. We need to worry less about how fast we can leave and more about how we can help the Afghan people build on the gains of the past 15 months.”
Queen Hillary, “ensuring” us that the war in Afghanistan is unending

"I think Ben Bernanke is a student of monetary policy; he's doing as good a job as he thinks he can do. I'm not going to spend my time going after Ben Bernanke. I'm not going to spend my time focusing on the Federal Reserve.”
Mitt Romney, future FED puppet

"He [Obama] realizes now that raising the debt ceiling is so important to the health of this economy and the global economy that it is not a vote that, even when you are protesting an administration's policies, you can play around with."

Jay Carney. Presidential spokesman, on The Emperor’s regret of voting against raising the US debt limit in 2006 as a senator

"I'm the person who is best prepared for us to finish the job so that we're on track to succeed in the 21st century."
B Obma, helping define ‘hubris.’

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