Saturday, April 29, 2017

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"We can stay on point like a sidewinder missile without all the confusion of names, dates and places of who done it. We can isolate political and social crimes and never in a lifetime tie it all together into the big picture. It is not the political party or the political candidate. It is the morality of all of them and the American people who have been seduced by them. The most dangerous adversary to the power structure is those who know political morality and decode political expression and remove disguises. They fingerprint deception."
Bob Livingston

"Why is enforcement of existing immigration laws, laws which have been a standard for decades, such a divisive issue? Most countries in the world have stringent immigration laws, why is it that America is not allowed to enforce similar laws? Why does the left in particular consider the removal of illegal immigrants representative of 'racism' or 'fascism?' I realize they are mostly insane, but I would just like to hear one valid and practical argument from them as to why the U.S. specifically should be saddled with wide open borders and why American conservatives in particular are racist merely for demanding that the current laws be followed?"
Brandon Smith

"That some of the most repressive actions of the Soviet Union were conducted under a written constitution loosely modeled on the American one, should disabuse anyone of the thought that governmental powers could be restrained by words."
Butler Shaffer

"America’s government is way, way, way too powerful. I do not mean only that its forces are too large and powerful, or that it has too many nuclear bombs, which are true. I mean that the government has too much power to employ these weapons against others and us. It has too much discretion to do this. It decides what uses of power are legal, and naturally it finds very little if anything is out of bounds.
Only the people rising up en masse can stop this and knock such a government down. Washington as a central power needs to be destroyed, not physically, but morally and in popular regard and respect."
Michael Rozeff

"All States are governed by a ruling class that is a minority of the population, and which subsists as a parasitic and exploitative burden upon the rest of society. Since its rule is exploitative and parasitic, the State must purchase the alliance of a group of Court Intellectuals, whose task is to bamboozle the public into accepting and celebrating the rule of its particular State. The Court Intellectuals have their work cut out for them. In exchange for their continuing work of apologetics and bamboozlement, the Court Intellectuals win their place as junior partners in the power, prestige, and loot extracted by the State apparatus from the deluded public."
Murray Rothbard

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping toward destruction. Therefore, everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interest of everyone hangs on the result. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us."
Ludwig von Mises

"The welfare state . . . buffers people from any need to behave like civilized human beings . . . .  In the marketplace, a foul-mouthed boor will be fired from his job.  In the welfare state she can remain just as she is — and the checks will keep coming.  In the marketplace, hanging out as a street corner tough all day is a short route to homelessness .  . . .  In the welfare state . . . such a lout can go home to a public housing project, his rent and food paid for by the same pedestrians he has spent the day menacing and insulting."
James Bidinotto

"The 'march for science' is just another mob of ignorant leftist loudmouths who want to enslave us all even more than we already are with huge new economy-destroying/unemployment-generating taxes and Soviet-style central planning of the economy in the name of 'saving' Mother Earth.  If they were really interested in helping the planet out, they would have spent their weekend picking up trash on the streets of D.C. instead of generating tons of it."
Tom Dilorenzo

"Someday Americans will look through the barbed wired fence surrounding their pathetic lives and realize that the alleged protections offered by the state were simply a clever misdirection to surrender every scrap of moral agency and self-volition they had. There is no Left or Right, only parasitic plunderers and producers."
Bill Buppert

"The purpose of the visual arts and of music is the creation of beauty in all its manifestations. It has no further philosophical implications. Yet beautiful art and music and libertarianism have one important commonality. Libertarianism, too, is beautiful. Not aesthetically, of course, but logically, as a simple and elegant social theory."
Hans-Hermann Hoppe

"How did it become 'heroic' to enforce laws?
And if it is 'heroic' to enforce laws then – ipso facto –  the East German Stasi, the Soviet GRU and NKVD were 'heroic' also.
Eric Peters

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