Sunday, June 10, 2012

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“The truth is that a nation is like an individual... and individuals do not become wealthy by going into debt and consuming. They become wealthy by saving and producing.”
Simon Black

“We pay too little attention to the reserve power of the people to take care of themselves. We are too solicitous for government intervention, on the theory, first, that the people themselves are helpless, and second, that the government has superior capacity for action. Often times both of these conclusions are wrong.”
Calvin Coolidge

“All I can say is it’s absolutely Orwellian how humanity is being treated by these monstrous overlords who seem to have a stranglehold on humanity’s perception. For so many, things do not appear in the mass mental framework until it’s been approved and sanctified by this central information HQ that has supplanted humanity’s consciousness.”
Zen Gardner

“You don’t have to work yourself into a fever over the Bilderbergers or the Trilateralists to see real conspiracy. Take a look at any government bureaucracy. Everyone there knows the goal: more power, more money and less work. The bureaucratic class ‘breathes together’ toward the same nefarious goal of making itself safer and richer, while making normal life difficult for those who are subject to its dictates. And it all comes at the expense of everyone else.”
Jeffrey Tucker

“The scapegoat has always had the mysterious power of unleashing man’s ferocious pleasure in torturing, corrupting, and befouling.”
Francois Mauriac

“Government supremacists cannot think outside of the hermetically sealed box they think in. Their moral imaginations are stunted to such a grotesque degree that all human freedom of any kind is always suspect and subject to regulatory control or outright prohibition.
Acton said that ‘power corrupts’ and Buppert’s corollary to Acton’s axiom is that power attracts the corruptible and absolute power attracts even worse. These are the professional politicians and their bureaucratic familiars that run the cogs and wheels of the state. They cannot think outside a box of absolute power and control through violence of everything and everyone around them. It is all they envision thence the exports of the only thing they know. Death does not ride a pale horse, it arrives dressed in the platitudes of government politicians and commissars who are single minded in their mission and focused on a simple, and for them, plausible goal: total obedience from all they survey and command.”
Bill Buppert

"Why is it that the government wants to monitor your every move, but it doesn't want you to monitor what it is doing? Why is it that the government wants drones spying everywhere on your private behavior, but does so very little to locate, gather evidence, try, and convict real criminals in its own ranks and in corporations who have committed and are committing crimes? Why does the establishment set itself up as an elite that is above the law while extending control over you? Who now controls police and prosecutors? If that control is going so very badly for the people, then who is going to control the use of drones."
Michael S. Rozeff

“Marriage predated the state. It needs no protection, regulation, or monitoring by the state to continue its existence.”
Laurence Vance

“Society now tolerates different views on God, but question one’s Nation, and you’ll invite for yourself some serious trouble. If you want to see how bitter people can become, refuse to salute the national banner, recite the national covenant of allegiance, or sing the national hymns, and you shortly will. Their cult-like commitment to the State becomes painfully obvious. Secular theocracy now rules the world over.”
Skyler Collins

“In politics, it is the idea that counts. So also in philosophy, pop music, pedantry and philanthropy. The idea is everything. And between the idea and the reality, there lies that vast uncharted terrain of promises unfulfilled, of lies and deceit and of naked hypocrisy, all of which account for the failure of the public discourse and of public life. In short, this self-inflicted deception accounts for the failure of society.”
Rex van Schalkwyk

"Anything not strictly anarchist will become a right wing circus freak show over time."
Angela Keaton

“There has never been a problem solved by passing a law; only by repealing them.”
Kent McManigal

“The political process is the process of violence against the innocent, which is something that should never be endorsed.”
Michael Suede
From the Darkness:
“We know that there has been a very consistent arms trade even during this last year of violence in Syria coming from Russia to Syria. We also believe that the continuing supply of arms from Russia has strengthened the Assad regime. What those arms are being used for we can not speak with any accuracy. But the fact that Russia has continued to sustain this trade in the face of the efforts by the international community to impose sanctions and to prevent further arms flowing to the Assad regime and in particular the Syrian military has raised serious concerns on our part.”
Queen Hillary [The War Wench hates competition]

“My message to the [Russian] foreign minister was very simple and straightforward. We all have to intensify our efforts to achieve a political transition and Russia has to be at the table helping that to occur."
Queen Hillary, bullying Russia into war against Syria

"The Syrian people want and deserve change and that should insofar as possible come about through peaceful means. It must be change that represents the rights and dignity of all Syrians."
Queen Hillary, claiming the ability to read the minds of millions of Syrians

“Where appropriate we will also dedicate active-duty forces, especially those with niche skills and equipment, to provide civilian officials with a robust set of reliable and rapid response options.”
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, proposing the use of the army to plan and carry out domestic law enforcement missions in the US.

“The mission to prevent terrorism on U.S. Soil starts with al-Qaeda, but it doesn’t end there. Homegrown terrorists, hostile nations, and lone radicals present perils, too. And the methods of destruction are vast. Ask homeland security experts about the dangers, and you’ll get a range of answers. But one thing is clear: The hunt can never stop.”
Susan Katz Keating, The Guard Experience, (the National Guard’s official magazine), keeping the fear alive

“Out of their experience after the Civil War, America's Republicans came to believe in a philosophy called Social Darwinism, with its call for individual self-reliance, free markets and limited government. Most Americans who rejected Social Darwinism became Democrats.”
Stephen B. Young,, giving one of the most ridiculous historical encapsulations I’ve ever read

“Yes and I think that we need to begin to prepare people for that.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, when asked if he would sanction a strike before he would tolerate a nuclear Iran

“The law is clear that investigative detentions are lawful for a reasonable period of time. Reasonableness is determined by the facts and circumstances at issue, and the facts and circumstances were the suspect was in one of 19 cars.”
Aurora, CO Police Chief Daniel Oates, defending detaining and handcuffing forty innocent bystanders after a bank robbery

"This day ushers in a new era of persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance where an unmanned aircraft will remain on station for days at a time providing critical information and services. This flight puts Boeing on a path to accomplish another aerospace first — the capability of four days of un-refueled, autonomous flight."
Phantom Works President Darryl Davis, celebrating the successful test flight of a massive experimental drone designed by Boeing Co. engineers to fly for up to four days

“There is not any serious debate about whether anthropogenic climate change is happening. Scientists are certain about that, and it is unfortunate that the national debate is lagging so far behind.”
Daniel Sarewitz, professor of science and society and co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University

“We are fighting a war in the FATA [Federally Administered Tribal Areas], we are fighting a war against terrorism.”
Leon Panetta, officially notifying us that the US is fighting still another war, this time in Pakistan

"It is difficult to achieve peace in Afghanistan as long as there is safe haven for terrorists in Pakistan. It is very important for Pakistan to take steps. It is an increasing concern, the issue of safe haven, and we are reaching the limits of our patience.”
Leon Panetta [They wouldn’t be attacking you if you weren’t invading their land and attacking them. Pretty easy to figure out, no?]

"The core of Al-Qaeda that carried out the 9/11 attacks may be on the path to defeat, but the threat has spread, becoming more geographically diverse."
Queen Hillary, either lying or admitting that the “War on Terror” has been a complete failure [The answer to this failed war is, of course, still more war.]

"Well, you know, my first choice had always been my father. ... He is still my first pick. But now that the nominating process is over, tonight, I am happy to announce I am supporting Governor Romney."
Sen. Rand Paul [A once promising political career (if there is such a thing) is headed toward the ash heap.]

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