Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“In any event, as we are all instructed to celebrate the further empowerment of the banking-military junta, and as we are warned about some alleged threat from agent provocateurs, I say: Bah, humbug. I do not consent to be ruled by this murdering, lying gang of thieves. I reject the State and all its works, and all its empty promises."
Lew Rockwell

"The State calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime."
Max Stirner

“In traditional Christianity, the leader sacrificed himself that the followers might live forever and the gentiles gathered in as well. The 9/11 cult’s approach is precisely the opposite: It is the followers and the foreigners who are sacrificed that the political class might thrive.
In Catholic communion, the wafer and wine become the body and blood of Christ, representing his sacrifice on your behalf. Behold the 9/11 cult’s miracle of record: Transubstantiation of the Ski Mask, in which you and your labor become wafer and wine, consumed at gunpoint by holy muggers for the perpetual vivification of the state”
Thomas L. Knapp

“The secret ballot makes a secret government; and a secret government is a secret band of robbers and murderers. Open despotism is better than this. The single despot stands out in the face of all men, and says: I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If anyone denies my right, let him try conclusions with me.
But a secret government is little less than a government of assassins. Under it, a man knows not who his tyrants are, until they have struck, and perhaps not then. He may guess, beforehand, as to some of his immediate neighbors. But he really knows nothing. The man to whom he would most naturally fly for protection, may prove an enemy, when the time of trial comes.”
Lysander Spooner

“It is said that 9/11 changed everything, but in fact it changed nothing whatsoever. Opportunistic politicians simply used the attacks to do much more of what they had already been doing and were hoping to continue in greater measure. Admittedly they were good at that. The attacks gave them a unique chance to frighten Americans into acceding to whatever the ruling elite wanted.”
Sheldon Richman

“Americans see all motivation to hurt us as proof that we are the best, the freest, the bravest, the strongest, the invincible. Yet the prospect of some dictator without a navy flying balsa wood planes over and bombing us with anthrax will lure us into supporting a multi-trillion-dollar war that grinds up thousands of bodies.”
Anthony Gregory

“The US no longer does decisions. It can neither stop the drug traffic nor legalize it. It can neither win wars nor abandon them, neither make money nor stop spending it, neither stop immigration nor assimilate the immigrants. Washington can beat its thumb with a hammer, yes, and notice that it hurts, but it can’t stop beating its thumb. That would take a decision, and Washington doesn’t do decisions.”
Fred Reed

“The history of the last decade or so proves, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that the US government, far from being this great liberating force, the greatest factor for good in the international equation, is instead a force for naked evil. It isn’t that “we are not angels,” it’s that we’re devils. It’s as simple as that.”
Justin Raimondo

“The ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ (which was written by a socialist to help sell flags and magazine subscriptions to public schools) – is creepy. I do not pledge myself to a piece of fabric. I will gladly swear allegiance to my daughters, my wife, my family, my God, people truly important to me… but to a government? No. Governments are forever changing and catering to the interests of something or someone else. To pledge myself to a government is to pledge my loyalty to the whims and corruption of others, and to the tyrannical monopolizer of force that continually finds new ways to aggress against me and my loved ones (to the tune of hundreds of thousands of laws).”
Orlando Machado

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
Albert Camus

“Nation states when stripped of the patriotic bunting and jingoistic propaganda are nothing than claimed tax jurisdictions where the subjects are drained of resources at gunpoint to subsidize the rulers and their parasites and looters who maintain their constituent power.”
Bill Buppert
From the Darkness:
"We cannot tolerate it. There are just too many guns on the streets and we have to do something about it. We need the federal government to step up.”
NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, inanimate objects for his city’s high crime rate

“There’s lot of stuff on the Internet, lots of weird conspiracy theories that people believe – we’ve got to have a controlled demolition if you like of those misconceptions, remind people of the tragedy of what really happened.”
London Mayor Boris Johnson, promoting government myths about 911

"What we have to do is I think demonstrate the strategic patience that is necessary to win a long war. It is going to require more resources, its going to require time. I hope we can bring all those to bear, because as hard, painful, as expensive as this has been in blood and treasure, it has cost a lot less than 9/11 did.
These are tough, determined guys, and we have got to stay in the fight, because if we decide we are done, without completing the mission along the lines I laid out earlier, well the Taliban is going to be back."
Ryan Crocker, a career diplomat who was ambassador in Iraq, justifying the US quagmire in Afghanistan

“Those that criticize us the most are the ones we're most committed to protect.”
Michael Aguilar, the TSA Federal Security Director, in response to critics.

"The real ‘problem’ with Dick Cheney, though, isn't really a problem at all: It's that he refuses to let the conventional wisdom of 'official Washington' stand unchallenged. He prefers facts to cheap and misleading narratives. And he refuses to kiss up to the establishment's demi-gods and demagogues."
Quin Hillyer, American Spectator

“The potential for that kind of [9/11] attack remains very real. Yemen has risen to the top of the list.”
Leon Panetta, keeping the fear alive and creating more bogeymen.

“I think my nickname is ‘Big Sis.’ I don’t think he means it kindly, actually. I think that what he means is we are watching too much—kind of an Orwellian view. He’s just wrong. I mean, he’s just wrong.”
Janet Napolitano, calling out web news aggregator Matt Drudge for suggesting that she’s an ogre eager to invade the privacy of Americans and in particular those who travel by air.

“These wristbands are a reminder not only of 9/11, but also of our shared sacrifice and collective commitment over the past ten years and a rededication to continue carrying out our counterterrorism mission. Thank you for your service and for taking care of one another.”
John “The Perv” Pistole, TSA’s “Administrator,” in a a memo explaining the wristbands issued to TSA agents

"Al-Qaida leadership ranks have been devastated. Virtually every major affiliate has lost key operators."
Queen Hillary [“Devastated?” I think their Number 2 “Operator” has been killed four or five times now.]

“The Department of Defense is not what’s causing the debt and the deficit. It’s the entitlement programs. If we make that mistake, we’re doomed to suffer another attack of some kind, and our intelligence will be less strong and less effective.”
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

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