Sunday, May 6, 2012

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Political government has always been a useless, painful cancer on humanity. Its most evolved mutation, the Westphalian nation-state, has metastasized over the last 360-odd years, covering the globe with tumors of ‘national sovereignty’ which perpetually eat away at the humanity they infest, using that humanity partially as fuel for their own growth and partially as fodder for their wars with other, similar tumors.”
Thomas L. Knapp

“Reality does not have a liberal bias; it has a conspiracy bias. Liberals and conservatives deny reality when they deny the validity of falsely labeled ‘conspiracy theories.’
The substance of truth must supplant the fabricated images and illusions of politics. Reality must overcome fantasy. Otherwise, the criminal wars and cosmic deceptions will continue indefinitely under the reign of the political mythologists and state terrorists who have hijacked America, Israel, and Western Civilization.”
Saman Mohammadi

“It’s hard to believe we’re on a planet with such psychopathic control freaks whose sole aim is domination for their selfish purposes. When the vast majority of the world are loving, caring and sharing compassionate individuals you have to consider this an invasive or mutant species that needs to be exposed and put in its place.”
Zen Gardner

“Perhaps someday soon the general public will wake up to the truth. Television is great for watching films and sports events. Other than that, it is mostly made up of liars, hypocrites and shills for the empire.”
Philip A Farruggio

“By giving the government unlimited powers, the most arbitrary rule can be made legal; and in this way a democracy may set up the most complete despotism imaginable."
Friedrich von Hayek

“Debates in political circles are always centered more around scoring points and showing off, instead of being focused on actually solving the problems at hand, which is one of the many reasons why there are never any real 'political' solutions to any of the world’s problems.”
J. G. Vibes

“Those who continue to believe the propaganda about all U.S. wars leading to the protection of freedom, and to our national security, are blinded by ignorance, and consumed by pathetic false patriotism. No U.S. wars have ever served the purpose of freedom; they have only served to destroy it.”
Gary D. Barnett

“Free societies beat controlled societies every time. This is not because free societies get more attention and care from the intellectuals and political elites, but rather the opposite. The more the intellectuals attempt to think them through and the more the state attempts to provide for them, the more they stagnate and eventually fall to ruin. But societies that are permitted to develop from the internal energy of problem-solving individuals, developing in unexpected and seemingly irrational ways, grow in a manner consistent with the well-being of everyone.”
Jeffrey Tucker

"All political systems are socialistic, in that they are premised upon the subservience of individual interests to collective authority."
Butler Shaffer

“Although terrorism is not a risk that requires an undue amount of care to control and live with, the idea of terrorism has seriously infected political discourse and U.S. policies, domestic and foreign. Whenever warmongers want to incite sentiment for a new war in a new foreign land, they wave the red flag of terrorism. The words ‘terrorist’ and ‘terrorism’ have become instant propaganda tools for manipulating mass sentiment.”
Michael S. Rozeff

“In the grand scheme of things, does it really matter if a tax is levied on your wages by an American state or a Chinese state? Either way, if you don’t pay and you resist the confiscation of your wages, you will end up dead. The coercive funding of a national defense force is tantamount to the American state waging a violent war against its own population to ensure its own survival. If the purpose of a national defense force is the protection of property rights, then clearly it is oxymoronic to argue that the defense of property rights must entail the destruction of property rights.”
Michael Suede

“The National Security Establishment understands that selective terror achieves political and psychological goals that state terror does not – that it rallies people to revolutionary ideals. So the National Security Establishment engages in selective terror, too, by targeting the rebel, his family and friends in their homes.
This is the selective terror con­ducted by counter-terrorists. But don’t be confused: it is terrorism. All terrorism is psychological and political; state terror seeks to immobilize people and make them submissive, apathetic and/or ostensibly ‘content.’
The National Security Establishment fully understands that once people have been terrorized, they have been politically defeated, without necessarily receiving bullets.”
Douglas Valentine
From the Darkness:
“We made some al-Qaeda terrorists with American blood on their hands uncomfortable for a few days. I am very secure in what we did and am very confident that what we did saved American lives.”
Jose Rodriguez, former chief of CIA clandestine operations, defending the use of torture

“The Russian soldiers are here as invited guests of the U.S. government; this is part of a formal bilateral exchange program between the U.S. and Russia that seeks to develop transparency and promote defense reform.”
Cmdr. Wendy L. Snyder, U.S. Defense Press Officer for policy, explaining why Airborne troops from Russia are set to take part in drills focused around targeting terrorists at Fort Carson between May 24 and May 31 [We already have to be concerned about being shot by US solider trash, now we have to worry about Russian killers, too?]

“To think that there's a bureaucrat in the United States Army that would consider the use or abuse of First Amendment rights in determining who is going to perform at an Army base is an insult and defiles the sacrifices of those heroes who fought for the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights.”
Ted Nugent, clueless as to who his soldier boys actually kill for

“If we are not prepared to intervene, even indirectly by arming and training Syrians who want to liberate themselves, be candid. And then be quiet. Don't pretend the United Nations is doing anything. Don't pretend the United States is doing anything. And don't embarrass the nation with an Atrocities Prevention Board. The tragedies of Rwanda, Darfur and now Syria did not result from lack of information or lack of interagency coordination, but from lack of will.”
Charles Krauthammer, neo-con, chicken hawk columnist

"Unfortunately, in war, there are casualties, including among the civilian population."
John Brennan, White House counterterrorism advisor, defending the administration's campaign of drone missile attacks against militants while acknowledging that the air strikes have sometimes killed noncombatants [I guess it’s just tough luck for the murdered innocents. Right, Johnny?]

“We wonder, what if we got rid of cash? After all, cash is what keeps terrorists, drug dealers and gun dealers in business.”
Erin Burnett, CNBC

"As a matter of international law, the United States is in an armed conflict with al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces, in response to the 9/11 attacks, and we may also use force consistent with our inherent right of national self-defense. There is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely piloted aircraft for this purpose or that prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies outside of an active battlefield, at least when the country involved consents or is unable or unwilling to take action against the threat."
John Brennan, The Obama Regime’s counterterrorism adviser, shrugging off civilian killings in the US drone war

“Our mission day in, day out, is to protect the health of the American people, by keeping pollution out of the air that we all breathe, by keeping toxins out of the water that we all drink, keeping harmful chemicals out of the lands where we build our homes, and our communities, our schools, our churches.”
EPA Czar Lisa Jackson [Apparently Ms Jackson is not aware that she works for the worst polluter on the planet.]

"Our goal is to destroy al-Qaida, and we are on a path to do exactly that."
B. Obama [Destroy? Then why do you keep funding them?]

“On Loyalty Day, we rededicate ourselves to the common good, to the cornerstones of liberty, equality, and justice, and to the unending pursuit of a more perfect Union.”
B. Obama, creating a new holiday while commanding us to the serve the collective.
“Because of the historic reluctance to engage and operate overseas, it is self-evident that there is still huge potential in the German defence structure to deliver more useful firepower to the alliance”
British Defence Secretary Hammond, encouraging Germany to do more killing for NATO

“When the final chapter of this [Afghanistan] war is written, historians will look back and say, not only was this the greatest fighting force in the world, but all of you also represented the values of America in an exemplary way.”
B. Obama, praising his hired assassins

“Reproductive health and voluntary family planning programmes urgently require political leadership and financial commitment, both nationally and internationally. This is needed to continue the downward trajectory of fertility rates, especially in countries where the unmet need for contraception is high.”
From a study entitled, “People And The Planet,” issued by the Royal Society

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