Sunday, September 6, 2020

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"'Only bad people don’t wear masks,' said The Tyrant, while she snuck into a San Francisco hair salon, unmasked, and for the purpose of obtaining hair service. A salon that is closed to indoor services for regular people because of a cold virus.

[Nancy]Pelosi accused Trump of 'not caring about the spread of this virus,' while she berated him for 'slapping science right in the face.' She called him a 'bad example.'

Powerful people who reign supreme make laws that dispose of our rights, our businesses, our employment, and access to our basic hygiene services for the purpose of 'keeping us safe!' while they have back-door access to those same 'unsafe' services that are 'endangering those around us.'

And there are folks who *still* think this is 'not about politics.' How much does it take for that coping mechanism to begin to unravel itself with these people?"

Karen De Coster

"As the number one germ hunter of all time, Louis Pasteur, was reported to have confessed on his deathbed: it’s not the germ, it’s the terrain—meaning, it’s the body and its strength and vitality and resiliency—THAT should be the central focus of the healing profession. Building up health.

One problem. There’s no money in it. There’s no control over the population in it.


Jon Rappoport

"The probability of the people in power being individuals who would dislike the possession and exercise of power is on a level with the probability that an extremely tenderhearted person would get the job of whipping-master in a slave plantation."

Friedrich A. Hayek

"The 'Lincoln scholars,' frauds to the last, pretend that Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan and the Union armies fought the war in order to free the slaves. Hundreds of thousands of white Northerners died in order to allegedly free black people that Lincoln said were unfit to live among white people.  This is the kind of 'history' that Americans get from their 'historians.' Not a single historical document supports the false claim that the war was fought over slavery."

Paul Craig Roberts

"The so-called 'common good' is not a well-defined concept. Similar terms, such as that of the 'public good', which is defined by non-excludability and non-rivalry, misses the point because it is not the good that is 'common' or 'public' but its provision when this is deemed more efficient by collective than individual efforts. However, this is the case with all goods and the market itself is a system of providing private goods through cooperative efforts. The market economy is a collective provider of goods as it combines competition with cooperation. Any of the so-called 'public goods', which the government supplies, the private sector can also deliver, and cheaper and better as well. In contrast to the state, the cooperation in a market economy includes competition and thus not only economic efficiency but also the incentive to innovate."

Anthony P. Mueller

"Your primary form of property is your own body. But things outside of your body are equally as important. You can’t survive without possessions, things that belong to you alone, and that you are responsible for. 'Rent strikers'—who are philosophically aligned with socialists, communists, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and similar groups— don’t see it that way, however. They believe their problems are your problems. They’re completely irresponsible.

They seem to think that saying something, no matter how irrational, can make it so. And saying that you shouldn’t have to pay rent makes it possible to roll back the laws of economic reality."

Doug Casey

"To historians is granted a talent that even the gods are denied – to alter what has already happened!"

David Irving

"States are not spontaneous, voluntary associations. They are the result of war. And the existence of States increases the likelihood of further wars, because under Statist conditions the cost of war-making must no longer be born privately but can at least partially be externalized onto innocent third parties. That the number of wars then declines as the number of States falls and that there can be no inter-State war once the number of States has been reduced to a single one-world-State is not much more than a definitional truth. Even if less frequent, however, the further advanced the process of political centralization and territorial consolidation, i.e. the closer to the ultimate Statist goal of a one-world-State, the more lethal such wars are to become."

Hans-Hermann Hoppe

"The corruption of the ruling class is of such magnitude, that only a mass of individuals working together can stop the onslaught of this elite power growth. I am not speaking here of a meaningless voting public, of any civic consensus, or any collective political action group. I am suggesting that a rebirth of thought at the individual level of society as a whole has to occur in a manner not seen in modern history.

Strength must replace weakness in order to achieve freedom, as liberty cannot survive in this current environment. Solutions are evident, but cannot be implemented by political force, as that technique would necessarily destroy the solution itself. What is required is a conscious awakening in the individual soul, and a desire by large numbers of the oppressed majority to break the chains of the unmistakable tyranny that is now ever-present in our lives."

Gary D. Barnett

"Central banks can create money out of thin air, but they can't create skilled, experienced workers out of thin air. That takes years of training, experience, effort and dedication."

Charles Hugh Smith

"It has been a gradual, almost imperceptible process that began when change agents began substituting the word 'gender' – a grammatical term – for the word 'sex' – a biological term – as a descriptor for male or female. The effect is to program the mind. It removes the biological component that distinguishes male from female and inserts an esoteric component that allows for the denial of reality and creation of an alternate reality."

Bob Livingston

"The opposite of courage isn’t cowardice; it’s conformity."

Rollo May

"The human race has thrived not through vast efforts to stop every notional catastrophe, on which few scientists agree, but through the systematic taking of entrepreneurial risks. It is freedom and creativity, not draconian mandates that ultimately protect humans from disaster."

George Gilder

"I reckon black folks ought to be a little quieter. Since they didn’t invent writing, or reading, or ‘rithmetic or electricity or clothes or pretty much anything, then any time they use them things they’re doing Cultural Appropriation. It’s just common sense. 

Of course, I guess a Chinaman could say whites do it too when they use paper and gunpowder, without the which we couldn’t have bombs and rockets and federal forms nine pages long that no one since Adam can figure out."

Fred Reed

"To a virus thousands of times smaller than the mesh of a mask, a cloth appears like an immense lattice of large and completely open windows and doors. Its chief effects are to make politicians and pettifogs feel important and citizens feel ignominious. The cloth confines larger bacteria, aerosols, and sputum near receptive surfaces, such as your eyes, nose, and mouth and thus cultivates both mental and physical disease."

George Gilder

"The fact is that not only black people have equal rights – individual, civil, legal and political – with whites, but our current societal system is actually biased in favor of racial minorities. If truth be told, blacks in America today enjoy more protections, rights and advantage than white people do. American whites are the only ruling majority that has voluntarily relinquished its hold on power and made blacks the most protected, financially supported and privileged racial minority in history. This much is obvious to any objective observer."

Vasko Kuhlmayer

"In a few short weeks, humans managed to turn the greatest economic boom in decades into a complete disaster. This was possible because they are addicted to television, and specifically fear porn on their television."

Tony Heller

"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."

Daniel Webster

"Governments love pandemics. They love pandemics for the same reason they love war.

Because it gives them the ability to impose controls on the population that the population would otherwise NEVER accept.

To create institutions and mechanisms for orchestrating and imposing obedience."

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

"History is the poisoned well, seeping into the ground-water. It’s not the unknown past we’re doomed to repeat, but the past we know. Every recorded event is a brick of potential, of precedent, thrown into the future. Eventually the idea will hit someone in the back of the head. This is the duplicity of history: an idea recorded will become an idea resurrected. Out of fertile ground, the compost of history."

Anne Michaels

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