Sunday, September 13, 2020

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"The CDC has lost all credibility. There is now no doubt: The CDC is nothing but a criminal cabal of white-coated pimps working for Big Pharma. Anthony Fauci should go to prison. Bill Gates should go to prison. The medical 'experts' who regurgitated and went along with this fraud should find other work, and the politicians and government bureaucrats who helped shut this country down, who helped destroy millions of jobs, who helped ruin the careers of millions of people and who helped take the homes and livelihoods of millions of Americans should be tarred and feathered and put on a slow boat to China. And let’s not forget a president and Congress that stole over 6 trillion dollars from the American taxpayers—two thirds of which went to their big banker buddies at the Federal Reserve.

Not only has the CDC lost credibility, so has the U.S. medical establishment. Doctors HAD to have known that the narrative was false, but they sacrificed their integrity and honesty and played along—they played along for BIG MONEY."

Chuck Baldwin

"Logic would dictate that this fake pandemic should be over for good after the new CDC death figures for the U.S. were recently exposed. That report showed that 94% of those said to have died from Covid alone did not die from Covid at all. In fact, the 94% that died who were claimed as Covid deaths had on average 2.6 other co-morbidities evident. What that means is this entire virus scam was a fraud all along, and is being used as a weapon of submission in order to gain control over the entire population. Lies on top of lies have been used to frighten people into voluntarily destroying their lives in the name of false safety, and now the damage has reached levels that will be almost impossible to overcome at any time in the near or even distant future. One would think that with this ground shattering information, all citizens would be up in arms, but that does not seem to be the case. This is extremely troubling, as without a mass uprising of the people, this horrendous plan will continue to go forward."

Gary D. Barnett

"In the end, Affirmative Action must be curbed. That is the only way to curb the ambitious use of power of minority intellectuals who are pushing to expand their power and reach. This has always been the right thing to do from the moment it mistakenly became law or regulatory edict. It simply has taken a long time for the negative consequences to play out. I doubt that even today there is wide recognition of the damage done to the American polity by Affirmative Action. It has been a far-reaching blunder. It empowered black intellectuals in universities, for example, and allowed them to secure a base where they could gain an unheard of degree of influence on many aspects of university and department policies, including hiring, raises, tenure decisions, department allocations. Affirmative Action is what facilitated the invention and teaching of radical racial ideas in universities."

Michael Rozeff

"It is important to remember that government interference always means either violent action or the threat of such action. Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen. The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom."

Ludwig von Mises

"By definition, the nanny-state and its handmaidens are attempting to restore a previous order, a previous veneer of respect for the state and its functionaries.  They are the reactionaries.  Coronavirus fever revealed state weakness and lies to an expanded swathe of the US population in a very short amount of time – something our pointless but profitable wars abroad and at home had already done for smaller groups of citizen-observers.  The war state, the funny money Fed state, the state’s pseudo wars on drugs and poverty – each of these permanent projects of Washington destroyed trust.  But the capstone completing the destruction of the pro-state narrative has been COVID-19."

Karen Kwiatkowski

"The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants."

Albert Camus

"My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line, and kiss my ass."

Christopher Hitchens

"When you internalize an author whose vision or philosophy is both rich and out of fashion, you gain a certain immunity from the pressures of the contemporary. The modern world, with it’s fads, propaganda, and advertising, is forever trying to herd us into conformity. Great literature can help us to remain fad-proof."

Joe Sobran

"To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas – even if they are sincerely held beliefs – is one of the fundamental freedoms of society. A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.

It all points to the promotion of the idea that there should be a right not to be offended. But in my view the right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended. The right to ridicule is far more important to society than any right not to be ridiculed because one in my view represents openness – and the other represents oppression."

Rowan Atkinson

"This battle is not about race, it's about collectivism vs. liberty. It's about socialism and communism vs. voluntarism and free choice. When I look at groups like BLM or the NFAC, I don't see black people, I see useful idiots being exploited by elitist interests. I see Marxist pawns. They want to make it about race so that the real reasons for the conflict are obscured. We cannot allow this."

Brandon Smith

"In order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive."

Jordan B. Peterson

"The root of the contemporary problem is the muzzling of free speech across the spectrum whether the subtle tyranny of remaining mum at work for fear of the HR Stasi to the bat-shit crazy non-arguments university indoctrinated collectivists vomit out daily on every major media outlet and the fetid open sewers of social media from FaceBorg to Tweeter.

If one is a champion of infanticide, communism and human slavery, the world is your soapbox and every outlet will Goebbels-gargle your noxious rantings. Defend individual human freedom and reject the plantations and free-range zoos fondly and colloquially known as nation states and you are persona non grata. You are an un-person for thinking different.

Combine that attitude with the pigmentation bias against white people and you have the makings of spicy times ahead."

Bill Buppert

"One of the quintessential, and arguably the most important, among these values is freedom of expression. The Western achievement could not have taken place without it. Conversely, it is the lack of this freedom that is the main reason for why other civilizations lag behind in almost every metric. It is not difficult to see why, since it is through an open exchange of ideas and sympathetic consideration of differing points of view that true learning and progress take place. Similarly, by giving room to creative individuals to express the innermost stirrings of their souls, great works of art are created."

Vasko Kohlmayer

"How did government become so intrusive and invasive? How did government come to claim authority over all? How did government build a massive murdering class of enforcers to not only tame the pathetic citizenry, but to lay siege to much of the rest of the world as well? And how does this government continue its reign of terror against us all?

This began with what is considered by the enslaved sheep as its bible, the irrelevant United States Constitution. The same type of politicians that exist today secretly drafted the Constitution over two centuries ago, and used it to create a central governing authority giving the false impression of rule by the people when none was meant to exist. A coup of this magnitude while genius was nothing less than an act of treason. The only reason this coup was successful was because the people were fooled into believing that they controlled the politicians, when in fact, these trimmers sought just the opposite. To this day, most still accept the lie that they are in charge of this corrupt government. Blind ignorance at this level is what the politicians count on in order to retain power and control."

Gary D. Barnett

"I’m no fan of The Donald, but at least he makes me laugh rather than upchuck. And when I look at him, I see some goodness there, even if it’s buried under poor advice from the swamp-critters around him."

Becky Akers

"Today our society is wracked by germinal totalitarians eager to destroy history. Ostensibly this is in the name of justice, but this destruction and historical desecration are little more than a tactic for securing power for themselves. America is supposedly infected on the genetic level with unforgivable sins of racism and oppression and those seeking to destroy history conveniently have the solution: hand over power to them to facilitate our collective reeducation and penance. By failing to recognize the important role that tradition serves by preserving historical consciousness we aid and abet the rise of the forces currently seeking the complete overthrow of our society and the complete annihilation of our traditional rights and liberties."

Zachary Yost

"Keynesians believe that they can manipulate the economy as if it were a machine.

A machine is a horrible analogy for the economy, however. It’s not a machine or a factory where you can pull levers to make magic happen—which is precisely what the Keynesians (who run the economic world today) think they can do.

The economy is more like a rainforest, which is very complex. It can’t be manipulated from outside by apparatchiks enforcing rules. And if you do try to manipulate a rainforest from outside, you’re likely to destroy it.

Keynesianism is a perfect example of scientism (that’s the use of the vocabulary and trappings of science for inappropriate subjects). You can see scientism used everywhere in the humanities and 'soft' sciences. This is usually to legitimize some type of state intervention."

Doug Casey

"Much is heard these days of the distinction between human rights and property rights, and many who claim to champion the one turn with scorn upon any defender of the other. They fail to see that property rights, far from being in conflict, are in fact the most basic of all human rights.

The human right of every man to his own life implies the right to find and transform resources: to produce that which sustains and advances life. That product is a man’s property. That is why property rights are foremost among human rights and why any loss of one endangers the others."

Murray Rothbard

"Whether you call it social democracy or democratic socialism. It's merely an effort at whitewashing a bloodstained wall.

The morality of socialism is easily summed up in a few words: envy and sacrifice based on a phony and coerced sense of altruism.

The socialist not only envies and wants a portion of the wealth of others; he desires to see the wealth of others lowered to the level of his own. The socialist wants to use a sense of altruism — couched in terms like 'fairness,' 'equality' and  'fair share' — to coerce those who have into willingly giving a portion of their wealth to others.

That failing, the socialist desires that the power and organized violence of the state be used to create a level of conformity and reduce everyone to the same level — even if it is the level of poverty and privation."

Bob Livingston

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."

Ayn Rand

"When you think about the neglect of Julian Assange by every allegedly 'free country' in Western civilization, while hordes of ignorant thugs run around destroying property with government acquiescence because a drug addict overdosed himself, a stark picture of the utter immorality and total stupidity of Western society emerges. This is what we should be concerned about and protesting about, the neglect of the good and the celebration of the bad. 

A good case can be made that the West should be destroyed, but not because of the false allegation that the West is 'white supremacist.' Indeed, the West has already destroyed itself by abandoning belief in itself and its principles.  There is no doubt whatsoever that white people have lost the confidence in themselves and their achievements necessary for their survival.  They are guilt-ridden and prostrating themselves before those bent on their demise."

Paul Craig Roberts

"Until people defy that fear, and decide to tell politicians and their bosses to stop pushing it on them, we will continue to move inexorably towards tyranny and bankruptcy. You simply can’t have a free and prosperous society when everyone in it lives in terror, afraid to take any risks. More importantly, under such emotional conditions, bad people will quickly take advantage of that fear to impose their will, offering false security and fake protection even as they instead grab power for their own personal benefit.

The final result will be violence, poverty, and oppression. And the end of American freedom and the pursuit of happiness, for all people."

Bob Zimmerman

"The part that has me most puzzled, because it seems inconceivable that politicians running large states and major cities would purposefully destroy their economies and businesses while encouraging the looting and burning of their communities, is this is all being done to defeat Trump in November. The economic and physical destruction wrought by the national lockdown for a bad flu and now this engineered race war is inexplicable, unless the true motive is still being hidden by the Deep State/Invisible Government oligarchs who are pulling the levers of this concocted scenario to introduce their new world order, based upon Marxist/Fascist principles and socialized economic policies.

It appears to be a controlled demolition with a nefarious purpose, which won’t be revealed until it is too late. And the majority, just trying to make a living, raise a family, live according to a social contract that worked for centuries, and find some enjoyment during their short time on this earth, are allowing themselves to be led to slaughter by incomprehensibly evil men seeking unlimited wealth, power and control over everyone on the planet."

Jim Quinn

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