Sunday, December 4, 2011

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“By definition, revolution simply means returning to the beginning, to the point of origin. No wonder they say history repeats itself, or that it at least rhymes…We’ve been running and re-running the same experiment over and over again, always expecting a different result – the very definition of insanity.
You’d think that, after 6,000 years – and a body count in the hundreds of millions – we’d give up on the State and try something different.
We don’t need to revolve, in other words, we need to evolve.”
Joel Bowman

“The institutions of government that claim authority do not rest on grounds that are consistent with freedom and consent. Their grounds are other things like order, police power, public safety and health, and traditions. Aspirations for freedom and consent come into conflict with power that draws its authority from other traditions.”
Michael S. Rozeff

“You hear slogans about the ‘land of the free’ and we still sing patriotic songs at the ballpark and even at church on Sunday, and these songs are always about our blessed liberty, the battles of our ancestors against tyranny, the special love of liberty that animates our heritage and national self identity. The contrast with reality grows starker by the day.”
Jeffrey Tucker

“I don’t want to hear how our fore-fathers died in countless wars of aggression so that I could have the right to vote. That’s not what they died for. Voting was never what they died for unless voting has [.Inc] after it. (I guess it does).”
John Boering

“In many ways, reality is just a creation of widely shared opinions. Nothing should be accepted just because it exists, including the state. Concepts take on lives of their own, unless someone challenges them. And the concept of the state is sorely in need of a challenge.”
Doug Casey

“Public schools, by their very nature, are designed to promote government. They teach children to accept that government is exempt from the ethical code that prevents someone from stealing their neighbor's belongings; without government theft, the schools would not exist.
They teach children that the biggest problems of the day can only be solved by central planners. Through these exercises, children learn that humans are so simplistic that one policy can solve a major problem with thousands of variables.
It teaches kids that everything happens in a vacuum. The idea that every man is a unique, free-thinking individual who faces unique choices is replaced with the view that all men are part of a herd, which can be easily manipulated and coerced.”
Justin Hayes

"When men hire themselves out to shoot other men to order, asking nothing about the justice of their cause, I don’t care if they are shot themselves."
Herbert Spencer

“When soldiers are sent to fight unnecessary, unjust foreign wars (is there any other kind?), there will always be questions in their minds about why they are fighting in a place they couldn’t locate without a map and against a people that never harmed an American until Americans first stuck their noses in their business. And we wonder why soldiers get depressed and suicidal?”
Laurence Vance

“In light of the vastness of these incontrovertible assaults on humanity and the obvious connections to corporate, banking and government insanity, whoever does NOT think that there's an underlying motive with definite objectives by those controlling these massive programs is a stark raving lunatic, voluntarily living in a straightjacket of self-preserving denial, staring in a zombified trance at the shadows on their cell walls.”
Zen Gardener
From the Darkness:
“Look at the level of violence they've [the drug cartels] done to society. You can either be in the Ron Paul tradition and say there's nothing wrong with heroin and cocaine or you can be in the tradition that says, 'These kind of addictive drugs are terrible, they deprive you of full citizenship and they lead you to a dependency which is antithetical to being an American.' If you're serious about the latter view, then we need to think through a strategy that makes it radically less likely that we're going to have drugs in this country.
Places like Singapore have been the most successful at doing that. They've been very draconian. And they have communicated with great intention that they intend to stop drugs from coming into their country.”
Newt Gingrich, looking to create more violence through drug prohibition

“The enemy is all over the world. Here at home. And when people take up arms against the United States and [are] captured within the United States, why should we not be able to use our military and intelligence community to question that person as to what they know about enemy activity?"
Sen. Lindsey Graham, supporting the passage of SB 1867 which eliminates habeas corpus and allows DC‘s military assassins to arrest American civilians

“We all appreciate how deeply this tragedy has affected the Pakistani people, and we have conveyed our heartfelt condolences through multiple channels. Ultimately, the only way to move the ball forward is to focus on areas where our interests align and where we can really make progress. Our two countries need each other.”
Sen. John Kerry, voicing a lame apology for the murder of two dozen Pakistani soldiers in NATO airstrikes last week

"I would ask my colleagues to reject [the amendments], which ... would take away the authority of the executive branch as allowed by our Supreme Court and would bring us back, would make us less safe in this country."
Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), encouraging rejection of a Senate amendment to spare U.S. citizens from potential indefinite military detentions [Terrorist Ayotte offers the same bogus solution for security- centralizing more and more power into the hands of fewer and fewer state criminals.]

"We cannot have a strong defense without a strong national economy. But we will not solve this problem on the back of the Defense Department or on the defense industry.
When I think about it from an industrial base point of view, I think about sequestration more as fiscal castration. It truly will emasculate the industrial base ... if we implemented it as it exists."
Brett Lambert, U.S. deputy assistant defense secretary for manufacturing and industrial base policy, whining about potential cuts in the Empire’s military budget

“[Ron] Paul was not invited to attend the RJC’s candidates forum because the organization – as it has stated numerous times in the past – rejects his misguided and extreme views.”
A statement from the Republican Jewish Coalition explaining why they have not invited Ron Paul to their Dictator Debate

“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have.”
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose big head is set to explode any moment now

"We haven't been able to build a fence on the border because we have not been a serious country."
Newt Gingrich [The Chubby Tyrant is correct. Tyrannies and their controlling despots are not really “serious” until they start walling and fencing their subjects.]

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