Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Governments of our choice, all within this land of America, is a visionary concept. But the status quo is also a visionary concept. I don't think that people appreciate that when they automatically assume that we must be one democracy or one republic or one America or one people, or when they see such things as already a fact, they are invoking an idea and a visionary concept. We wouldn't have whatever reality we have without it reflecting some vision or visions. Just because it happens to be the current reality doesn't give it any precedence in terms of being a more just or good or better or right arrangement. It may give it an advantage in terms of a hold on our minds and imaginations and our pocketbooks, but not in terms of visions of where we may go in the future or like to go. We can reshape America. We can do it in the course of one or two generations. That reshaping has been occurring visibly in my lifetime. It has occurred in lifetimes preceding mine. There is nothing special about the status quo.”
Michael S. Rozeff

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?”

“The descendants of African slaves now have equal opportunity to oppress people all races via the State. This was not the type of 'equality' that members of the Civil Rights movement suffered and died for.”

“An awakened populace is the enemy of the would-be Controllers. The war on terror is a war on human freedom by a dystopian state structure disguising itself as a protecting surrogate parent from an enemy of their own making.
It's all by assumption and generations of conditioning. But the veil is coming off.
Thanks to their own military invention called the internet millions are discovering the full truth. History is a lie. Religion is a control system. Money is a hoax. Government is a for profit corporation.
And we don't need their goddamn hierarchy.”
Zen Gardner

“The police are to the government as the edge is to the knife.”
David Bayley

“No individual or institution has the moral right to use aggressive force. That principle applies not only to the Federal Leviathan, but to the loathsome little replicas of that vile beast found in every city, county, and state. Rather than helping to consolidate the existing police state, supporters of the rule of law should work to end their local government's monopoly on the police power -- with the ultimate objective of abolishing it outright.”
William Norman Grigg

“The only ‘greater good’ is to respect the life, liberty, and property of every individual. Nothing can be greater than that, and that is the root of all good. Anything less great or less good is evil.”
Kent McManigal

"How many people would feel compelled to battle on foreign lands, the whereabouts of which were heretofore unknown to them, to slay ‘the enemy,’ to lay waste to husbands, fathers and brothers they have never before met, to Napalm fields, Agent Orange crops, to litter terrain afar with landmines, if they didn't believe the patriotic claptrap with which their State ceaselessly indoctrinates them?"
Joel Bowman

“It's politically and economically advantageous for the US Empire to help its fellow oligarchs keep their populations submissive so the oligarchs of all countries can grow ever more wealthy, powerful and arrogant.”
Garry Reed

“Once initiating violence is part of your worldview, the difference in hitting a defenseless child and murdering an innocent civilian becomes one of degree.”
David Kramer

“What do you think ‘govern’ means. It doesn’t mean ‘suggest’ or ‘implore.’ It doesn’t mean two people sitting down, talking it over, and compromising. ‘Govern’ means ‘force’ and ‘force’ means ‘violence.’ When you advocate any government action, you must first believe that violence is the best answer to the question at hand.”
Allen Thornton

“As it always has, anarchism represents the way forward to a society unencumbered by political government and the class warfare which inevitably accompanies it. If the Occupiers hope to accomplish anything worthwhile, they must likewise reject conformity to past patterns. Even if the movement fails, let it ‘fail forward,’ revealing worthwhile lessons and creating the template for a mass movement come not to praise Caesar, but to bury him.”
Thomas L. Knapp

“This is one of the many problems with an imperial foreign policy. It teaches us to be tribal participants in a global football game, rooting for ‘our’ team over ‘their’ team. There is nothing like a great foreign bogeyman to draw attention away from the real tyrants here at home.”
Robert Taylor
From the Darkness:
“The local police are not your enemy. Your committee is not here to attack them, blame them for violating the Constitution or your civil liberties because they are enforcing a measure of the Patriot Act or conducting a joint Federal and State anti-terror drill. Those are federal issues, which the local police in some cases may have already have little to no say if they are to continue receiving their additional Homeland Security funds, new equipment and weaponry.... We urge all responsible citizens in this community to work with us to ...[s]upport our local police in the performance of their duties [and] oppose all harassment or interference with law enforcement personnel as they carry out their assigned tasks.... [We must accept] our responsibilities to our local police, to defend them against unjust attacks, make them proud and secure in their vital profession, and to offer them our support in word and deed wherever possible."
From “Support Our Local Police” by the John Birch Society

“In my opinion, Turkish Army has the track record and past international engagements for maintaining peace and could do the same in Afghanistan after ISAF withdrawal in 2014.”
Former US diplomat, looking to swap one occupier for another

"A radical leftist station that becomes an instrument of incitement must not be allowed to broadcast to the public."
Danny Danon, member of Israel’s Likud party, explaining why the Israeli government has closed down a dovish Israeli-Palestinian radio station [Remember, we must protect Israel because it’s the only “democracy’ in the Middle East.]

"All of us will be in danger for the rest of our lives. You want to use every tool you can possibly use to gather intelligence. The dangers are literally that great.”
New Gingrich, defending the Patriot Act

“We need to go back to the time, back to the day when parents saw, somebody, saw some kid foolin’ around. It wasn’t your child but they’ll whup you anyway. Or at least they’ll tell your parents. And parents will, you know……"
B. Obama, promoting child abuse to the NAACP

“Don’t let some congressman sitting in an air conditioned office in Washington, DC decide what the rules of [military] engagement are. ……..For us to micromanage them [our brave soldier boys] in a civilian way, without their commanders truly being in charge, is absolutely irresponsible and as commander and chief of this country I will not allow it to happen.”
Rick Perry, apparently oblivious to Article I, Sections 8 of the US Constitution

"I would call on the President, and do call on the President, to immediately introduce legislation which says will we not have a $600 billion cut to America’s military. We should not cut any funding from our base Department of Defense budget. That should not occur."
Mitt Romney, standing up for war whores and hired assassins

“The stumbling block for the board regarding Representative Paul dealt primarily with ‘States’ Rights’ as it pertains to the sanctity of human life and God’s design for marriage.”
From a statement from the Family Leader (a social conservative advocacy group) on why it can’t endorse Ron Paul for president [The typical Christo-fascist position- the Federal Beast should be inspecting wombs and controlling marriage unions, despite having no constitutional or moral authority to do so.]

“I have long been concerned that my party’s rigid anti-tax ideology is harming the fiscal health of our nation. Now it is harming our national security as well, as cuts in defense spending on a calamitous scale are about to be triggered. Congressional Republicans need to look back at this sad episode and decide: Do they care more about keeping 'a no tax pledge' or giving our troops the tools they need to protect the nation?”
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen, calling for more looting to prop up the regime

“I think it’s time for a 21st century Monroe Doctrine. …..As the President of the United States, I will promise you one thing, that within 12 months of the inaugural, that [Mexican] border will be shut down, and it will be secure.”
Rick Perry, lover of walls and prisons

“….A much more comprehensive approach to economic governance is now the priority for the euro area. And this means more economic and financial integration for the euro area, with a significant transfer of sovereignty to the EMU level over fiscal, structural and financial policies.”
ECB executive board member José Manuel González-Páramo [Centralization causes the problems and the state's answer to that failure is still more centralization. Governing power moves more and more into the hands of fewer people.]

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