Sunday, January 1, 2012

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“In the interest of efficiency, I suggest the government consolidate the Wars on Drugs, Terror, and Piracy into a single war: The War on You. That would make things a lot simpler — and a lot more honest.”
Kevin Carson

“SOP U.S. Lies and Bull Shit. That's what America is to the world now and even the intelligent and knowledgeable Americans now take it for granted. SOP.
America has become an incredible farce to the whole world.”
Jack D. Douglas

“As the ranks of those dependent on the welfare state continue to grow, the need for the rulers to pay attention to the ruled population diminishes. The masters know full well that the sheep will not bolt the enclosure in which the shepherds are making it possible for them to survive. Every person who becomes dependent on the state simultaneously becomes one less person who might act in some way to oppose the existing regime. Thus have modern governments gone greatly beyond the bread and circuses with which the Roman Caesars purchased the common people’s allegiance.”
Robert Higgs

“Like the wolves, we have become part of a collective whose operating principle is violence, with the goal being to inflict it onto others and avoid having it inflicted upon us.”
Eric Peters

“The monolithic hurdle that Voluntaryists face, even in such an atmosphere of discontent and rebellion, is demonstrating how the underlying problems can never be solved simply by replacing one government with another, no matter how radical the change might seem to some. The paradigm must be shifted to include all political government itself in order to cure the ongoing and worsening ills we all face. We don’t need to change the government. In fact, we can’t. Its fundamental nature prevents any such change before we even get started. We can only eliminate it altogether in favor of non-violent, non-compulsory, free-market solutions.”
Alex R. Knight III

“When American evangelicals launch campaigns to deal with attempts to outlaw the ‘under God’ portion of the Pledge of Allegiance, they are not preserving religious freedom, nor are not paying homage to the ideals of liberty that inspired many of the founders of this nation. Instead, they are endorsing a pledge created by a socialist who despised the founders of this country and who hated the views that the framers of the U.S. Constitution had on law and the state. Indeed, the Pledge of Allegiance is the antithesis of all of those ideals upon which conservative evangelicals claim to be supporting and it is collectivist and Progressivist to the core. Yet, because it has the phrase ‘under God,’ Christians are willing to engage in what only can be idolatry and pledge their troth to another god.”
William L. Anderson

“It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions. The moment they become aware of a definite citizen, John Doe, seeking what is his right under the law, they begin searching feverishly for an excuse for withholding it from him.”
H.L. Mencken

“That genuinely exceptional America earned the admiration of the world – not because its government possessed the power to murder people by remote control, or annihilate entire continents in a nuclear paroxysm, but rather because its people were free and independent, and its society -- although displaying all of the imperfections to which fallen man is heir – aspired to be governed by the Golden Rule.”
Will Grigg

"It seems fitting that in a country where people aspire to two of everything – cars, kids, and homes – we should have two histories as well. And so we do: a public chronicle, or ‘Disney version,’ so widely available as to be unavoidable . . . and a second one that remains secret, buried, and unnamed."
Jim Hougan

“From the perspective of institutions, individuality becomes a form of entropy (i.e., energy otherwise unavailable for their productive purposes) that they insist on repressing. Liberty is a very volatile condition, conducive to all kinds of uncertainties and unpredictability’s. Institutions prefer uniformity, standardization, and the sense of security that comes from knowing that their interests will not be upset by diverse and spontaneous influences that cannot be exploited for organizational ends.”
Butler Shaffer

“The only way to protect ourselves, to restore our liberty, our security, and our prosperity, is to totally decentralize America. States must secede in a coordinated effort. If the political Powers That Be who are in control of state governments don’t want to do that and instead desperately cling to that dying, tyrannical, criminal regime in Washington, then it is up to the people themselves to secede, to withdraw support for the occupying federal regime, and to practice their right to protect and preserve their lives and their families’ lives.”
Scott Lazarowitz

“Life will give you back what you deliver. The Universe empowers the conscious. It’s available to all.
The rest of the mechanisms are at ground level. Stay there and be hamburger. It’s your choice.”
Zen Gardner

“Freedom is work, and there is no abstracting one’s self out of the market as if it were some independent process outside of ourselves that ‘will take care of everything.’ The market is us. Push us toward a better world by demanding wisely if you can bear it, as anyone who would dare call themselves an adult should be prepared to do.”
Ross Kenyon

“All public school is, in the US today, is indoctrination for jail or to train you to be a cubicle rat for the rest of your life.”
Jeff Berwick

“Without your right to have money that holds it's value, all else just fails because you don't have any real money. And that's what they're doing – they are robbing us blind.”
Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the Liberty Dollar

“A given society is either building up and becoming more ethical and innovative, or it is falling down and receding further into immorality and destruction. Peace and prosperity are the direct logical inevitable conclusions of the sum total of moral voluntary commerce; war and poverty are the direct logical inevitable conclusions of the sum total of immoral involuntary crime.”
Vahram G. Diehl

“Those who don't read history probably don't know that America's Ruling Sociopaths have manipulated or outright lied the United States into virtually every war it's ever been in. The rulers get power, wealth and glorification in history books while everyone else gets folded flags and bugles played over boxes of their mangled remains.”
Garry Reed
From the Darkness:
“Anyone who votes for [Ron] Paul and is not brought up short by his denuding us in our defenses against terrorism and his passivity in the face of Iranian nuclear weapons, has to realize that nominating him is tantamount to re-electing Obama.”
Dick Morris, Fox News analyst and Republican strategist

“Millionaire job creators are like unicorns. They’re impossible to find, and they don’t exist…Only a tiny fraction of people making more than a million dollars, probably less than 1 percent, are small business owners. And only a tiny fraction of that tiny fraction are traditional job creators…”
Sen. Harry Reid

“The truth is that a military strike intended to destroy Iran’s nuclear program, if managed carefully, could spare the region and the world a very real threat and dramatically improve the long-term national security of the United States.”
Matthew Kroenig, Foreign Affairs

“With the Obama administration and European countries failing to implement crippling sanctions against Iran and openly stating that a military option could be devastating to the global economy, it seems that the radicals ruling Iran will soon not only have nuclear bombs but also the means to deliver them almost anywhere on the globe. There’s no time to waste."
Reza Kahlili, former CIA operative, writing for Faux News

"I think he's [B. Obama] a decent, patriotic American. He loves America different than me, but I don't doubt he loves America."
Mike Huckabee

“You don't have to vote for a candidate [Ron Paul] who will allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Because America will be next."
Rick Perry

“….Make no mistake: ‘strengthening’ the dollar by ending quantitative easing or raising interest rates is not a principled libertarian stand, and it has nothing to do with our ‘national character‘; rather, it is a highly politicized attempt to benefit the financial sector and large corporations at the expense of almost everyone else.”
Kyle Victor, Huffington Post [Obviously, absolutely no knowledge of basic economics is necessary to write for this rag.]

“There is a New Axis of Evil that has emerged with North Korea, between Pakistan, between China, and between Iran…and with Russia. Russia supplied the nuclear scientists to help Iran gain that nuclear weapon.”
Michelle Bachman

“I, the undersigned, pledge that I intend to support the nominee of the Republican party for president.”
Text of a loyalty oath that must be signed by every voter in the upcoming Virginia primary election. [Still more proof that Leviathan’s elections are rigged.]

“Don’t give me this idea — I hear this: ‘Oh, you’re a moralist. You’re trying to impose your values.’ Everybody’s trying to impose their values. That’s what America’s about.”
Rick Santorum, candidate for Head US Moralist

"Moreover, I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a Nation. My Administration will interpret section 1021 in a manner that ensures that any detention it authorizes complies with the Constitution, the laws of war, and all other applicable law."
B. Obama, in his statement upon signing the NDAA. [Funny statement coming from a man who insisted that such detention power be included. “Laws?” You mean the ones you make up as you please?”]

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