Sunday, May 27, 2012

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“The creation of the state will always end in the collapse of a given society. This process of collapse may take years, decades, or even centuries, but all states always succumb to the bad means upon which they were founded. Arguing that this is not so does not change the reality of what is. Reality does not care about theory. Reality does not care about good intentions. Reality is what it is, and no amount of violence can stop it or alter the laws that govern it.”
Michael Suede

“This is a great time be alive. but not a good time to be asleep.”
Zen Gardner

“The Pentagon has gone rogue. It no longer protects the US from war; it causes wars. It no longer seeks to win wars; it wants them to go on forever. It no longer avoids wasting US resources; it sucks up all it can get.
Like drug fighters and poverty fighters, the fighters in the military were happy to have an enemy...especially one that couldn’t do them any real harm.”
Bill Bonner

“Socialism is not really an option in the material world. There can be no collective ownership of anything materially scarce. One or another faction will assert control in the name of society. Inevitably, the faction will be the most-powerful society — that is, the state. This is why all attempts to create socialism in scarce goods or services devolve into totalitarian systems.”
Jeffrey Tucker

“Taxation is force alloyed with fraud — a nasty combination. It’s theft, pure and simple. Most people basically admit this when they call taxation a ‘necessary evil,’ somehow mentally evading confrontation with the fact that they are giving sanction to evil. But I question whether there can be such a thing as a ‘necessary evil.’ Can anything evil really be necessary? Can anything necessary really be evil?”
Doug Casey

“There is no longer any moral justification whatsoever for the existence of the United States. The only morally defensible alternative to empire is peaceful dissolution.
So long as the Empire remains intact, there will be no end to all of the nasty little wars, corporate personhood, Wall Street dominance and our unconditional support for the Israeli military machine. These are all gifts from the Empire.”
Thomas H. Naylor

"For whenever a nation becomes large enough to accumulate the critical mass of power, it will in the end accumulate it. And when it has acquired it, it will become an aggressor, its previous record and intentions to the contrary notwithstanding."
Leopold Kohr

“The state and all of its predatory appendages like the corporate and military industrial complexes, are not groups of people with weapons who need to be overthrown, they are just bad ideas that can very easily be rendered obsolete with the right combination of good ideas. The only battlefield that the revolution can be won on is in the mind. To destroy the problems that were created with violence the most effective weapons are good ideas and nonviolent solutions, not violence and politics.”
J. G. Vibes

“You might be forgiven for thinking ‘the enemy’ our ruling circles always talk about is somebody with a strange language and religion on the other side of the world. But in fact ‘the enemy,’ for the ruling class, is anyone capable of disrupting its goals or undermining its power — including us. The American people are potentially a far greater threat to their power than any foreign government.”
Kevin Carson

“The hard reality is that never was any war glorious or deserving of celebration. No U.S. war has ever been warranted or necessary in my opinion, and no war has ever been fought by those in this country for self-defense or for "national security." In fact, the only things secured by wars are the coffers of the banks and war-dependent corporations, the government’s advancing power structure, and graveyards.”
Gary D. Barnett

“Laws are rules, made by people who govern by means of organized violence, for non-compliance with which the non-complier is subjected to blows, to loss of liberty, or even to being murdered.”
Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

“Is it not a tragic thing that we’ve allowed the country to become a large-scale reformatory in which almost everyone is guilty of some ‘offense’ against the system – but hardly ever guilty of committing an actual harm? In which we’re treated like idiot children by heavily-armed busybodies empowered and prepared to do literally anything to us in order to obtain our submission? And to what end? Or rather, where does it end? Will it actually get to the point that armed men will hover over our dinner tables to make sure we’ve eaten all our veggies? Will we have ‘physical jerks’ in front of the TV each morning a la Winston Smith in 1984? What will prevent things from going that far?"
Eric Peters
From the Darkness:
"There's now an emerging consensus that more must be done to promote growth and job creation right now."
B. Obama [Here comes QE3]

“[Iran’s] continuing violation of international rules and norms and inability thus far to convince the world community that it is not pursuing the weaponization of nuclear power is of grave concern to all of us. We’re hopeful we can resolve this issue in a peaceful fashion with respect to Iran that recognizes their sovereignty but also recognizes their responsibilities.”
B. Obama, lying motherfucker and newly discovered Kenyan [No, Barry (or whatever your real name is) no one can touch your natural monopoly on “violation of international rules and norms.”]

"While under certain circumstances, certain Government officials - such as sworn law enforcement officers - are allowed to travel with firearms on airplanes, the law is clear regarding the steps that must be taken before a gun is brought onto a plane. In today's day and age, we simply can't afford to have anyone ignore these important regulations, all of which are designed to protect the traveling public."
Attorney William J. Hochul Jr, explaining why a Virginia-based Piedmont Airlines pilot was arrested at the Buffalo airport for trying to bring a loaded .357 Magnum aboard a LaGuardia-bound flight. [Yes, I’m sure a pilot would want to bring down his own flight.]

“This model presumes Geneva Convention IV 1949 standards of armed conflict and the pursuant UN endorsements of it are now, due to the current common practices of Islamic terrorists, no longer relevant or respected globally. This would leave open the option of once again of taking war to a civilization wherever necessary (the historical precedents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki being applicable to the Mecca and Medina destruction DP in Phase III).”
From a document used in a course held at the Defense Department’s Joint Forces Staff College, teaching its future leaders that a “total war” against the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims would be necessary to protect America from Islamic terrorists

"If your main argument for how to grow the economy is that I knew how to make a lot of money for investors, then you're missing what this job [US Dictator] is about."
B. Obama, dissing his soul brother, Mitt Romney [This from a man who is owned lock, stock, and barrel by Goldman Sachs.]

“It [Iran] wants to annihilate Israel, and is developing nuclear weapons to realize this goal.”
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, keeping the lie alive

“Washington has a spectrum of viable military options, including a limited strike against a few key nuclear facilities, as well as a broader bombing campaign that could destroy the Iranian military and destabilize the regime. The response could be commensurate to the seriousness of Iran’s transgressions.
This proactive approach should help calm nerves in the region about Obama’s mettle, and could forestall Israel from taking matters into its own hands.”
Matthew Kroenig and Jamie Fly, writing for the Washington Post, encouraging mass murder against Iran

“We’re going to do a much better job of educating people about unmanned aviation, the good and the bad. We’re working on drafting the right message and how to get it out there. You have to keep repeating the good words. People who don’t know what they’re talking about say these are spy planes or killer drones. They’re not.”
Michael Toscano, president of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, starting a Public relations campaign to convince you that drones are your friends

"A summons to jury duty is not an invitation; it is a command."
Judge Martin Lowy, the Administrative District Judge in Dallas County, explaining his version of kidnapping and servitude

"There are, in fact, many things to admire about [John] Pistole, his willingness to take on a completely thankless job, his general forthrightness, and in particular his campaign to teach the U.S. public, and its elected representatives, that there is no such thing as perfect security."
Jeffrey Goldberg, praising the TSA’s head pedophile

“If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached – a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals. It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at someone and there it is.”
Elizabeth Moon, science fiction writer, global warming alarmist and rabid Malthusian

“Those are things [rubber bullets and tear gas] that law enforcement utilizes day in and day out and in certain situations it might be advantageous to have this type of system on the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).”
Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel of the Montgomery County, TX Sheriff’s Office, looking to arm his drones

“The United States will work with the international community to intensify our pressure on [Syira’s] Assad and his cronies, whose rule by murder and fear must come to an end.”
Queen Hillary [Tell me, Madam War Wench, just how is it YOU and your ilk "rule" here, in the Land of Drones? Through love and kisses?]

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