Sunday, July 29, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"All varieties of (government) interference with the market phenomena not only fail to achieve the ends aimed at by their authors and supporters, but bring about a state of affairs which — from the point of view of the authors' and advocates' valuations — is less desirable than the previous state of affairs which they were designed to alter. If one wants to correct their manifest unsuitableness and preposterousness by supplementing the first acts of intervention with more and more of such acts, one must go farther and farther until the market economy has been entirely destroyed and socialism has been substituted for it." 
Ludwig von Mises

"The world would be better off if nobody thought in political terms, if we thought strictly in economic terms. Society would be vastly more peaceful, prosperous, and happy if people thought mainly about what goods and services they can provide to other people in the market. Not how the people in government should reorder society.
Politics isn’t the solution. It’s the problem."
Doug Casey

"He who builds his fortune, his beliefs or his health upon a foundation of information from the mainstream builds his house upon the sand. This syndrome is no different from the drug addict who plans his existence upon acquiring the next fix. 
Think about transferring your existence from mass media and false phrases designed to deceive you to life and reality above the 'madness of the crowd' while you can.
Encrypt everything, even your thinking. You're on the animal farm. Propaganda puts us in an altered state of consciousness, otherwise we would know that the supposed fight for equality and social justice is a war on us."
Bob Livingston

"Trade between entities residing in two different countries should not be regarded as any different from what happens when two entities in the United States engage in commerce. Trade is really just international commerce. Free trade is really just commercial freedom. That the two parties engaged in commerce are not located in the same country has no economic significance whatsoever. Nations as such don’t gain or lose from trade; only individual traders do. The erroneous idea that trade takes place between nations also leads to the bogus concept of the trade deficit. But as Adam Smith wrote in 'The Wealth of Nations back in 1776': ‘Nothing can be more absurd than the whole doctrine of the balance of trade’."
Laurence Vance

"The longest lasting and most (relatively) libertarian society had law that was supported by something transcendent, something not human and more than human; call it respect for culture and tradition or call it God.  In its place, we have tried constitutions and we have tried strongmen.
Neither has worked very well at securing and maintaining liberty."
Bionic Mosquito

"We live in a country where five people on a court decide what the law is for 320 million people. And for some reason, many people think this is entirely normal. It's our own American version of the Soviet politburo, but few are even bothering to ask whether it's a good idea.
After all, if it makes sense for a small handful of people to decide law for the entire country, why even bother with a House of Representatives? Even the Senate — composed primarily of multimillionaires living full-time in Washington, DC, is is extravagantly ‘democratic.’
In practice, the Supreme Court is just another federal legislature, although this one decides matters of public policy based on the opinions of a mere five people, most of whom spend their time utterly divorced from the economic realities of ordinary people while cavorting with oligarchs and other elites."
Ryan McMaken

"The whole history of ideas about society has been spent trying to come up with some system that serves the common man rather than just the elites, the rulers, and the powerful. When the market economy, and its capitalistic structure, came into being, that institution was finally discovered. With the advent of economic science, we came to understand how this could be. We began to see how it is that billions of unplanned economic choices could conspire to create a beautiful global system of production and distribution that served everyone. And how do the intellectuals respond to this? By denouncing it as providing too much to too many.
But are people buying superfluous things that they can do without? Certainly. But who is to say for sure what is a need as versus a mere want? A dictator who knows all? How can we know that his desires will accord with my needs and yours? In any case, in a market economy, wants and needs are linked, so that one person's necessities are met precisely because other people's wants are met."
Lew Rockwell

"Egalitarianism under the best circumstances becomes hypocrisy; if sincerely accepted and believed in, its menace is greater. Then all actual inequalities appear without exception to be unjust, immoral, intolerable. Hatred, unhappiness, tension, a general maladjustment is the result. The situation is even worse when brutal efforts are made to establish equality through a process of artificial leveling (‘social engineering’) which can only be done by force, restrictions, or terror, and the outcome is a complete loss of liberty."
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Thursday, July 26, 2018

US Crimes of the Week

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:

Emperor to Have War Parade

The $12 million cost is just a “planning figure.” Assume that the cost will increase by factors of ten or more by November.

Remember when such parades and this, this, and this were laughed at and even despised?

Emperor Threatens More War Against China

He considers it “the right thing” to significantly increase your cost of living to serve his cronies.

The Emperor raises taxes on his subjects (through tariffs on Chinese goods) which inspires the Chinese to counter with tariffs of their own against American farm products. So now The Regime wants to hit their subjects again by using their stolen money to pay subsidies directly to American farmers who are losing business to the Chinese!

Put another way- The Emperor starts a war with China that hurts (exploits) the many for the benefit of a few. He then further taxes those who are hurting to benefit (through subsidies) only a small part of this group that is hurt by his war.

Does anyone else see how insane that is and that it makes far more sense just to eradicate tariffs altogether?

State intervention in commerce always creates problems, prompting even more interventions to (supposedly) fix those very same, newly created problems. These secondary interventions create even more problems and before you know it, you’ve created a complicated maze of beneficiaries and victims. And whomever has the most political power and greatest claim to victimhood are the winners. Everyone else wind up being the losers.

Another family wiped out, even more “terrorists” created.

Expect even more Regime created tragedy in the near future as the bombs are dropping at a record rate.

It’s 1953 all over again.

And the Regime just winks at the problem.

You have to figure that getting pregnant and making burritos is probably the only "skills" they women have to offer.

It’s past time for these two scams (anchor babies and asylum) to end!

Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"If the state did nothing but provide a police force to protect you from criminals inside its bailiwick, a military to protect you from aggressors outside its borders, and a court system to allow you to adjudicate disputes without resorting to force—I could live with that. That's reasonable enough.
The problem is that these three functions are too important to be left to the kind of people that inevitably gravitate towards government. Government workers and politicians are the kind of people that like to control other people's lives. They're natural busybodies. So even those three functions, which are the only legitimate reasons for the state, should be left to the private sector."
Doug Casey

"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and banks destroy the economy."
Chris Hedges

"I don't want to sit on the throne. I don't want you sitting on throne. I don't want all of us to sit on the throne together. I don't want to attack anyone who's on the throne. I don't want to destroy the throne. I don't want to declare myself an enemy of the throne. I don't want to wage war against the throne. I don't even want to talk about the throne. I want to build things that undermine the very relevance and perceived necessity of the throne.
I don't want a world where division is seen as something that needs to be overcome by the 'right' central institution. I want a world where division is the very foundation for an entirely new landscape of human interaction and exchange."
T.K. Coleman

"The reality is, if Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and their brethren were alive today, they would not be Democrats or Republicans. They would be political 'extremists' shunned by the mainstream establishment. They might even be smeared as 'conspiracy theorists.' Few nations have ever had such a historical dichotomy; those who fought for our independence, and who were revered as heroes for most of this country’s history, are anathema to our present-day leaders. They are collectively Those Who Cannot be Mentioned."
Donald Jeffries

"All governments by nature attract greedy and parasitic people. In short, these are people who have the born mentality to live off other people.
Politics and government are perfectly made for them. Keep in mind, there are a few exceptions. These (shall I call them humanoids?) have unusual qualities and attributes of personality that present them as benevolent, caring and concerned people with absolutely no hint that they wear masks that hide them as charlatans and greedy monsters. Under the masks they are Satanists devouring whom they will. Greed and aggrandizement are their silent forte."
Bob Livingston

"People who resolve to undermine a nation’s sovereignty by breaking its most fundamental of laws are willing to do virtually anything else to fulfill their desires.  It is understandable that they should want to leave their home countries and come to America so as to provide a better lives for themselves and their families. But unless it is morally permissible for one’s personal happiness to be purchased at any and all costs—unless the ends always justify the means—this doesn’t change the fact that such people disrespect America and her citizens when they invade our country."
Jack Kerwick

"Regardless of major or course of study, the main object of modern education is to sand off remnants of any cultural or historical specificity and identity that might still stick to our students, to make them perfect company men and women for a modern polity and economy that penalizes deep commitments. Efforts first to foster appreciation for 'multi-culturalism' signaled a dedication to eviscerate any particular cultural inheritance, while the current fad of 'diversity' signals thoroughgoing commitment to de-cultured and relentless homogenization."
Patrick Deneen

"Progressives love to attack conservatives as anti-science, wallowing in fake news, and culturally backwards. But who are the real denialists here? There are three institutions in American life run by gatekeepers who have stopped letting in anyone who questions their liberal script: academia, journalism, and pop culture. They use their cult-like groupthink consensus as 'proof' that science, reporting, and entertainment will always back up the Democrats. They give their most political members awards, and then say the awards make their liberal beliefs true. Worse, they are using that consensus to pull the country even further to the left, by bullying and silencing dissent from even those they've allowed in."
Stefan Molyneux

"Texas needs to protect her people from a Washington that cares little about propriety and legality, only valuing the exercise of raw power. By resigning the corrupt Union, Texas could ensure that its government would be too limited to ever attack its citizens in such a way. But if we tarry, if Texas refrains from exercising its right to self-determination, trusting in Washington solutions with a mere change in the cast, there will be more such bi-partisan outrages on the horizon."
Ryan Thorson

Thursday, July 19, 2018

US Crimes of the Week

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:

Somehow, these goons think they own Europe as well as North America. Somehow, they believe that they are in charge of Europe’s “energy security and stability.”

Their scam worked!

But it’s still not enough.

Bus tickets are so much cheaper.

But before you can do that, you’d have to find out who their actual “parents” are.

How does it make you feel that your stolen tax dollars are being used to support child trafficking?

Sorry, folks- you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Some had escaped the same nonsense in Iraq.

Their weapon for quashing overwhelming political dissent is to sick the tax collectors on their political enemies.

You shouldn’t be surprised.

And just because they’re still bitter for losing an election that occurred 20 months ago.

And it will take 6 years to build…these two jets.

That gives lots of time for Boeing to create lots of cost overruns. Ka-ching!

Some good news for the resistance:

"This doesn’t put the rifle in everyone’s hand, but it does that in essence. The DNA of our culture is preserved. This is the first pillar in the internet gun culture of tomorrow, and it is permanent."
Cody Wilson

R.I.P. Amerikan gun control.

Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?

Monday, July 16, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"Modern tyranny has a new face. It is benevolent totalitarianism. Benevolent totalitarianism is an advanced stage of people control through mind control, mass psycho political manipulation and abusive regulations created under the color of 'law' by alphabet soup government agencies and enforced by their regulators, who comprise part of the 'standing army' of government the Founders feared and warned us about."
Bob Livingston

"Decentralization on every front is occurring. It isn’t always pretty, and it isn’t always on target, but that’s what you get when you get freedom. Life pushes through worn ground and explores new possibilities.
It all comes back to the individual mind. Is that mind free and wide-ranging or is it programmed? When free minds cooperate, the choices are extensive, and success is possible in many directions.
DECENTRALIZATION IS ALL ABOUT IMAGINATION. That is the key. When individuals conceive the futures they want, by imagining and projecting them, doors and windows into the future open. Not one future for all—but many futures side by side.
One future for all is the totalitarian nightmare. The Globalist nightmare.
Cracking that monolith is the job of this century."
Jon Rappoport

"Just as patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel, asylum is the last refuge of the illegal."
Michael Shannon

"The vast majority of those crying over the 'separation of families' have spent decades undermining the sanctity of the family at every conceivable turn.  The idea of 'traditional family values' is one upon which this crew has set its sights with a vengeance.  They have not only mocked and ridiculed all things religious (and, particularly, Christian), they have aggressively sought to fundamentally transform the entire cultural and legal landscape.
Those who have just now discovered the sanctity of the family—and make no mistakes, when they shed their tears (however fake, like their news, these tears undoubtedly are), they imply their recognition of this spiritual and moral reality—have campaigned inexhaustibly for such family-crippling things as: no-fault divorce; de-stigmatizing both co-habitation outside of marriage and illegitimacy; sexual promiscuity; free contraceptives; the empowerment of the State (Child Protective Services) to remove children from their parents, i.e. to 'separate families'; the empowerment of children to divorce their parents; the elevation of homosexuality as something to be celebrated as a viable alternative to heterosexuality; and so-called ‘same-sex marriage’."
Jack Kerwick

"The 1960s counter-culture liberal protestor who just wanted free weed and an end to the war in Vietnam has been replaced by a man who hunts down Steve Scalise and tries to kill him at baseball practice. The Left is not playing games. They are getting bolder, and they are getting more violent. They have no interest in rational compromises. Like all authoritarian ideologies, they want you to bow down before them or be destroyed for daring to resist."
Jesse Kelly

"Thinking is man’s only basic virtue, from which all the others proceed. And his basic vice, the source of all his evils, is that nameless act which all of you practice, but struggle never to admit: the act of blanking out, the willful suspension of one’s consciousness, the refusal to think – not blindness, but the refusal to see; not ignorance, but the refusal to know. It is the act of unfocusing your mind and inducing an inner fog to escape the responsibility of judgment . . . Non-thinking is an act of annihilation, a wish to negate existence, an attempt to wipe out reality."
Ayn Rand

"Things are always really bad and things are always really good. It's just a matter of when you decide to start caring and what you decide to care about. But don't fool yourself about the following: our nation and our world has always been divided about what really matters and what needs to be done about it. We just happen to live in a technological age where the political losers have more ways to make themselves heard. The good ole days when everyone was mostly on the same page is a complete fantasy. Division has always been among us and division is here to stay.
What we need is less complaining about division and more strategic thinking about how to use division as a tool for creating a decentralized world."
T.K. Coleman

"While members of the same species, men (including women) are strikingly different and unequal. Not just individually, one man from another, but also collectively, one group of men connected more or less closely by a commonality of language, religion, culture and custom from another group of men with another language, religion, culture and custom. (Hardly surprising, if one considers the fact that all present people are typically the descendants of people that have lived far apart from each other going back hundreds or even thousands of years and thus formed separate and distinctly different gene pools!)"
Hans-Hermann Hoppe

"It's hard to argue for civility in winner-takes-all political scenarios. In fact it's a recipe for hyperpartisanship, 'othering,' and tribalism. It's senseless to lament a loss of civility and then argue for overcoming our differences by voting harder and suing each other more."
Jeff Deist

Thursday, July 12, 2018

US Crimes of the Week

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:

First they whine and next comes the rioting. 

My message to the kiddos:
You’ve now learned a very important life lesson-  People don’t take kindly to others who invade their home and then expect their victims to incur the expense of taking care of their needs. That type of person is defined as a “parasite.” 
Pay for your own phone call to your negligent, abusive “parents” and ask them how could they be both stupid and irresponsible enough to send you on such a perilous journey only to find out that you don’t belong nor are wanted here, as you were not invited here.

Then witness true “compassion” as US tax slaves pay for your bus ticket back to where you came from.

On the way out, make sure you thank your American handlers for protecting you from child traffickers, rapists and Hollywood pedophiles- something your “parents” neglected to do.

Strangers don’t owe you a life or a living, kids. That’s up to your parents. Make sure to tell them that when you are reunited.

Oh, yea- No charge for the advice.

Apparently, he still needs to be convinced otherwise after first coming up with this lunatic idea when first taking the throne. Even his closest Regime goons (who are always looking for a new war to start) think it’s a bad idea.

He sees his tweets as decrees, ordering other countries and their organizations what to do with their resources.

Unless, of course, you “serve” as another Regime goon.

The Regime already has all your information in its NICS. Now, they’ll just turn it over to the UN goons for their database where you and your weapons will be identified, traced, and eventually disarmed/confiscated.

And raises taxes on $34 billion dollars worth of goods on his loyal subjects at the same time.

And gives $34 billion more in spending money for the Deep State to oppress these same subjects.

Loyalists and Trump Chumps are ecstatic!

“We showed them damn Chineeeeeese, by God!”

If an alternative media source talked liked this, this would be their landing page within 24 hours.

All to “correct” the fake issue of “trade deficits.”

Nine out of ten war criminals agree- He’s a “brilliant jurist.”

Consider this a victory for the “authoritarian center.”

But don’t worry, Your Regime Goon Overseers are “sympathetic” about your assaults and molestations.

Some good news for the resistance:

Don’t forget that these heroes had already served their sentences but were imprisoned again by the Black Lord to serve even longer!

Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"Any movement toward secession is a good thing, no matter how ill-conceived. It puts a different idea in minds: defect, decentralize, opt out, strive to become more self-sufficient. This idea can spawn many new strategies, over the long run."
John Rappoport

"Unfortunately, all-too-many self-proclaimed libertarians have neglected or refused to do so and naively embraced the currently reigning – and only 'politically correct' – view that all people and in particular all groups of people are essentially equal as regards their mental and motivational make-up, and that any observable inequalities are either the result of mere accident and circumstance or past injustice and as such can and should be made good by some corrective, 'equalizing' measures. The acceptance of this belief in the empirical equality and hence, the interchangeability, substitutability and replace-ability  of all people and all groups of people, has led many libertarians – the now so-called 'left'-libertarians – to endorse and promote the very same agenda pursued presently already more or less vigorously by the ruling elites all across the Western World (are they all secretly libertarians?): of multi-culturalism, unrestricted 'free' immigration, 'non-discrimination,' 'affirmative action' and 'openness' to 'diversity' and “alternative lifestyles."
Hans-Hermann Hoppe

"It is high time, then, for those who cherish freedom, individuality, the division of labor, and economic prosperity and survival, to stop conceding the supposed nobility of the ideal of equality. Too often have 'conservatives' conceded the ideal of equality only to cavil at its 'impracticality.' Philosophically, there can be no divorce between theory and practice. Egalitarian measures do not 'work' because they violate the basic nature of man, of what it means for the individual man to be truly human. The call of 'equality' is a siren song that can only mean the destruction of all that we cherish as being human."
Murray Rothbard

"All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both. One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among men. All it can see in an original idea is potential change, and hence an invasion of its prerogatives. The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos."
H.L. Mencken

"Romanticism is man's revolt against reason, as well as against the condition under which nature has compelled him to live. The romantic is a daydreamer; he easily manages in imagination to disregard the laws of logic and nature. The thinking and rationally acting man tries to rid himself of the discomfort of unsatisfied wants by economic action and work; he produces in order to improve his position. The romantic … imagines the pleasures of success but he does nothing to achieve them he does not remove the obstacles; he merely removes them in imagination. … He hates work, economy, and reason."
Ludwig von Mises

"Discrimination is a crime in search of a victim. Every real crime needs a tangible victim with measurable damages. Discrimination is not aggression, force, coercion, or threat. It should never be a crime. To outlaw discrimination is to outlaw freedom of thought. To restrict discrimination is to restrict freedom of assembly. To limit discrimination is to limit property rights. To regulate discrimination is to regulate freedom of association.
Discrimination means freedom."
Laurence Vance

"All governments suffer a recurring problem. Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible."
Frank Herbert

"There is a decadent spirit controlling the perceptions of the American people, keeping them on the animal farm (controlling their perceptions) long enough to impoverish and enslave them. Time and gradualism can change a system all the way from human liberty to slavery (the animal farm) over a few generations without anyone being aware except a very few, those who ask questions."
Bob Livingston

"Libertarians are branded utopians because their philosophy can’t work in the real world. What detractors really mean is that it can’t work in their own status-quo concept of the real world."
Gary Reed

"It takes 70 million votes to control the White House, and the (deep) administrative state may be beyond the reach of even an overwhelming political majority. No matter where you sit ideologically, the risk of becoming a marginalized political minority grows as state power grows. It is time to stop trying to capture DC and start talking about realistic breakaway or federalist solutions, even under the umbrella of an ongoing federal state. The elections of 2018 and 2020 won't settle our problems, but only make them worse. At least 50 or 60 million Americans, a group far larger than most countries, will be politically disenfranchised and ruled by a perceived hostile government no matter what candidates or parties prevail.
If breaking up seems unthinkable, so does civil war. Is it written in stone that 330 million people must live under one far-flung federal jurisdiction, no matter what, forever?"
Jeff Deist

"Reason does not work automatically; thinking is not a mechanical process; the connections of logic are not made by instinct. The function of your stomach, lungs, or heart is automatic; the function of your mind is not. In any hour and issue of your life, you are free to escape from your nature, from the fact that reason is your means of survival – so that for you, who are a human being, the question 'to be or not to be is the question 'to think or not to think'."
Ayn Rand

"The goal for the political losers who bemoan division is a form of unity that is based on *their* terms and *their* ideological assumptions. What they want is the political power to dethrone the winners and make others conform to *their* definition of unity. And what better serves as a balancing force to the desire for political power than division? If you feel like you're losing politically, then division is your saving grace. If it weren't for division, the very people you see as evil would simply force the world to conform with their ideals."
T.K. Coleman

Thursday, July 5, 2018

US Crimes of the Week

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:

But only if they don’t bend a knee to the Regime’s favorite Middle East terrorist state.

And done with the assistance of their favorite Middle East terrorist state.

You got to figure that millions of his “colleagues” agree. And he certainly has the resources to start one.
These loyalist gangs (political parties) will do whatever necessary to maintain their power or take it back from their adversaries.

These goons are so predictable. First comes the disinformation campaign (lies). If that doesn’t work, look for a false flag.

They’ve got the same supply ship in the Persian Gulf that they’ve used to provide chemicals for their past crimes.

Remember the good ol’ days when “terrorists” were considered criminals who woul be hunted down, captured, and then tried in a court to prove they were “terrorists?”

Now, The Regime just invades and destroys a country just because “suspected terrorists” might be there.

Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

'Proud' of America

A Gallup poll indicates that only 47% say they are “extremely proud” to be “Americans.” Does this number reflect a deterioration in national loyalty or does it indicate an awakening? Are more people just upset at not getting enough free stuff or are more individuals clearing their minds of their school boy programming?

How can you be “proud” of something that you not only did not create but is dead?

“America” has been dead since the Coup of 1789 which gave us the demonic, enslaving “constitution” and the demonic, enslaving, power mad “USG.”

“America’s” carcass festered and slowly rotted for decades before it was finally buried for good by the Yankee War of Aggression.

How can you be “proud” of something that is both dead and buried?

The “America” that you are “proud” of today is an imposter. It is nothing less than the bastard progeny of a Hamiltonian demon seed groomed by Lincoln-ista fascism.

For “America” to be reborn, the US occupation must end!

Secession, anyone?

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"Another fact that works to undermine the credibility of 'refugees' and their separated children is geography. If I were a battered woman or a lawn care specialist targeted for extinction, I would apply for asylum at the nearest U.S. consulate. There are four located between the southern border of Mexico and the border of Texas.
Why wait days to apply if you’re in real danger? That’s easy. They aren’t in danger and if an applicant is turned down in the interior of Mexico he’s on his own. But if he can make it to the U.S. border Uncle Sam will leave the light on and take care of food and lodging while the process grinds to a conclusion."
Michael Shannon

"The tradition of the West is embodied in the Great Conversation that began in the dawn of history and that continues to the present day. Whatever the merits of other civilizations in other respects, no civilization is like that of the West in this respect. No other civilization can claim that its defining characteristic is a dialogue of this sort. No dialogue in any other civilization can compare with that of the West in the number of great works of the mind that have contributed to this dialogue. The goal toward which Western society moves is the Civilization of the Dialogue. The spirit of Western civilization is the spirit of inquiry. Its dominant element is the Logos. Nothing is to remain undiscussed. Everybody is to speak his mind. No proposition is to be left unexamined. The exchange of ideas is held to be the path to the realization of the potentialities of the race."
Robert M. Hutchins

"Man’s mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is given to him, survival is not. His body is given to him, its content is not. To remain alive, he must act, and before he can act he must know the nature and purpose of his action. He cannot obtain his food without a knowledge of food, and the way to obtain it. He cannot dig a ditch – or build a cyclotron – without a knowledge of his aim and of the means to achieve it. To remain alive, he must think."
Ayn Rand

"Socialism is dead. It lasted about 200 years. It still is a feature of the world’s governments, because it takes time for such movements to die. It takes time for old and wrong ideas to die out and for new and right ideas to replace them. But socialism has no moral, no intellectual and no practical grounding. It’s a failure on all counts. Libertarians have every right to be proud that such giants as Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard and Hans-Hermann Hoppe have killed off any possible avenues of respect or validity for socialism."
Michael Rozeff

"You aren't going to 'fix' America by denying our past. The lot of women and minorities will not improve by embracing the destruction of history. You're not going to get rid of racism by tearing down confederate monuments and statues, nor are you going to wipe out past injustices by scrubbing the past clean of white males. 
It is simple minded to believe that you can cover your eyes and make racism and injustice  disappear." 
Rick Moran

"I don't want to be unified at all costs. I want to be free at all costs. And freedom has always been divisive.
Most of the people who spend their time talking about the plight of division are the 'political losers.' That is, the ones who feel as if the division leaves them at the mercy of an unfriendly upper hand. When they complain about division, what they're really upset about is being on the losing side of a division that already existed long before they were angry about it."
T.K. Coleman

"It is futile to look for the harmoniously developed man at the outset of economic evolution. The almost self-sufficient economic subject as we know him in the solitary peasant of remote valleys shows none of that noble, harmonious development of body, mind, and feeling which the romantics ascribe to him. Civilization is a product of leisure and the peace of mind that only the division of labor can make possible. Nothing is more false than to assume that man first appeared in history with an independent individuality and that only during the evolution [of society] … did he lose … his spiritual independence. All history, evidence and observation of the lives of primitive peoples is directly contrary to this view. Primitive man lacks all individuality in our sense. Two South Sea Islanders resemble each other far more closely than two twentieth-century Londoners. Personality was not bestowed upon man at the outset. It has been acquired in the course of evolution of society."
Ludwig von Mises

"We can’t select the truth based on offensiveness. First of all, the world is an offensive place naturally, and secondly, most anything can be construed as offensive. Offense is subjective by nature and largely determined by individual temperament. A claim of subjective emotion can hardly be invalidated. This means that scientific hypotheses are being rejected on claims of subjective emotion instead of meticulous checking."
Tyler Brandt

"Men by nature are followers. Therefore, when authority appears, they follow. When absolute authority emerges the people follow without question and even to the point of self-sacrifice. Millions will give their own lives and those of their sons and daughters in war and never question or consider what they are doing. The mystique of government authority holds in its hands life and death — ours."
Bob Livingston