Sunday, September 20, 2020

Quotes of the Week


Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"The great masses of men, though theoretically free, are seen to submit supinely to oppression and exploitation of a hundred abhorrent sorts. Have they no means of resistance? Obviously they have. The worst tyrant, even under democratic plutocracy, has but one throat to slit. The moment the majority decided to overthrow him he would be overthrown. But the majority lacks the resolution; it cannot imagine taking the risks."

H. L. Mencken 

"The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think."

Thomas Paine

"White supremacists are like Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.  They are like Iranian nuclear weapons.  They are like Assad’s use of chemical weapons. They are like Russian invasion of Ukraine. They are like Russiagate. They are like Trump badmouthing American war dead.  They are an orchestrated fiction.

Think about it dear reader.  Is it white supremacists who have been looting and burning 400 American cities?  Have you ever seen a white supremacist?  Where are their organizations, their political representation, their media shills?  Are CNN and the New York Times propagandists for them?  You have seen them nowhere.  They don’t exist."

Paul Craig Roberts

"Unfortunately, the battle cry for Marxists has always been 'Seize the means of production' while never uttering such principled words as 'create the means of production.' That’s because socialism is totally dependent on the people they claim to hate, namely entrepreneurs, financiers, investors, industrialists, venture capitalists and other productive people.

Without them creating the means of production there will never be anything to seize."

Garry Reed

"I don’t have any political solutions for people, except to stop looking to politics as the solution to problems. And stop acting like a bunch of chimpanzees looking for a leader.

Politics is the problem, the cause of most of today’s problems. It’s not the solution."

Doug Casey

"It keeps on going on.  The US taxpayer is forced, not asked, to pay for decentralization, secession, revolution in countries all over the world, with the blessing of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, right and left wing thinktanks, and mainstream media.  All of this without blanking, shaming, assaulting or canceling of criminals, the far right, the far left, nationalists or internationalists.  No calls for peace or tolerance, no demands to promote the lives of others over your own. Our government funds murderers, racists, right wing nationalists, left wing internationalists and anarchists abroad — all in the name of secession and revolution against an overweening state.

Yet at home we get droning doublespeak insisting that decentralization, territorial autonomy, individual liberty, transparency, less government and secession is not just wrong, but evil, hateful, and punishable by banishment, death, or state torture.  At home, to even suggest secession, territorial or individual autonomy, or doing your own thing is to be called a racist, right wing nationalist, left wing internationalist, anarchist, or murderer in the age of Covid by the very same organs of media, and by our government."

Karen Kwiatkowski

"COVID is old people. Period. No virus necessary. They’re all suffering from long-term, multiple, serious health conditions. They’ve all been treated, for years, with toxic medical drugs. They’re terrified at the possibility of a COVID diagnosis. Then they are diagnosed with COVID. Then they’re isolated and cut off from family and friends. And they die. NO VIRUS NECESSARY. 

And THAT makes the recent CDC revelation about death numbers more relevant than most people can fathom. The CDC states that only 6 percent of all US COVID deaths have been unambiguously caused by a virus alone. The other 94 percent are overwhelmingly the old people I just described. Get it?"

Jon Rappoport

"When government mandates behavior, it is simply prosecuting slavery. This system of compulsion and conscription is in every situation immoral. It matters not if it is in the case of mandatory schooling or mandatory military service. In fact, compulsory schooling where indoctrination is the underlying goal sought, leads to a brainwashed population believing that the state is sovereign, and that the 'greater good' is supreme to the individual. This is backward, but a mass belief in this absurdity allows for the tyrants to choose who should die for the state. To perpetuate this lie and keep the people in check, those American soldiers maimed and killed, as well as those that do the killing and survive unscathed, are made martyrs and heroes, and are celebrated for their murder and mayhem. There are no heroes in war, there are only pawns sent to slaughter under the guise of non-existent national defense. In this process, blatant murder is the result, as what were once considered normal people become the state’s murderers."

Gary D. Barnett

"'Public health' is a joke and a fraud on society.  The entire field of epidemiology is filled with poorly-educated political hacks who spend their lives torturing statistics until they confess — always in support of more statism, more controls, less freedom, more taxes, and often worse health.  They provide example after example after example of the mis-use of statistical analysis, arguing in endless studies that correlation is the same as causation, something that every introductory statistics student is taught is false.  They are the reason there is such a phrase as 'junk science.'  There are entire Web sites devoted to debunking their dishonesty in service of statism.  Is it any wonder that crazed nanny Michel Bloomberg has donated billions to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and others?  Even the name 'Centers for Disease Control' is a joke in light of its complete ineffectiveness in controlling the current virus."

Tom DiLorenzo

"Entertainers, whether actors or athletes, have one job – to entertain us, just like the court jesters of long ago. And, when the King (us) no longer finds his jesters funny, the jesters must go. Period. What King would sit and listen to the jesters berate him for what he does? None. And neither will we. These high-paid, pampered crybaby sports stars have no skills other than running, bouncing or throwing a ball. It is high time they feel the economic reality of their actions, just like those of us in the real world. If I don't perform for my boss, he lets me go.

What an embarrassing alignment of disgusting social-justice bullcrap. Let's hope both leagues crumble into mediocrity. Begone, already."

Wayne Dupree

"Most Americans are under the false belief that the U.S. government is an agent of good in the world and that Federal agencies want to protect citizens from harm. But history is rife with examples of government action ostensibly to 'help the people' resulting in privation, destruction, death and turmoil. Anyone who has truly studied the history of governments around the world has seen that the elected class — with very few exceptions — is populated by a psychopathic mix of destroyers and seekers of wealth and power. They pay little mind to the consequences of their actions. What is relevant to them is their glorification, gratification and security at the seat of power."

Bob Livingston

"Today is Constitution Day, the day when schools across the country are unconstitutionally required to teach about the Constitution.

 I say this every year, and it always brings out...let's call them the uninformed on my list.

Woods, they say, children should learn about the Constitution.

Well, I suppose so, but violating the Tenth Amendment to that Constitution, which makes perfectly clear that the federal government has zero authority over education, is a strange way to do it.

We are dealing with screwed-up people when it comes to government officials. Even when they say kids should learn the Constitution, they even go about that all wrong.

This year they've shown themselves to be a particularly unique combination of stupid and evil."

Tom Woods

"What we have been seeing played out on the streets of America, particularly in large Blue State metropolitan areas and dense urban cities is classic planned chaos and the 'Strategy of Tension.' Unable to dislodge Donald Trump by the Russiagate hoax or the malicious soft coup impeachment process, his sworn enemies, using COVID-19 as their pretext, have turned to the destruction of the economy by repressive lockdowns, creating mass unemployment and annihilation of small businesses, thus fracturing civil society. Thus the Democrats, seditious elements the deep state, and their complacent, compliant regime media pawns, have turned to an age-old psy/war strategy to be wielded as an ax against the president, insidiously using the weaponized corpse of George Floyd as the new rationale for these riots and insurrections."

Charles Burris

"Every totalitarian without exception advocates political correctness. Political correctness is the favored instrument of totalitarians of all stripes with which they seek to silence their opponents. It prevents the articulation of facts that are plainly obvious but inconvenient to those who seek to seize or maintain political power by illicit and undemocratic means. In an environment ruled by political correctness truth must not be spoken. Instead one must either stay silent or say the opposite of the truth.

Political correctness takes different forms depending on how much power the totalitarians possess in a given society. In democratic societies it takes the form of institutional speech codes. In totalitarian societies it takes the form of outright state censorship."

Vasko Kohlmayer

"Our national priorities need to be re-prioritized. For instance, some argue that we need to make America great again. I, for one, would prefer to make America free again."

John W. Whitehead

"When your child is a little older, you can teach him about our tax system in a way that is easy to grasp. Offer him, say, $10 to mow the lawn. When he has mowed it and asks to be paid, withhold $5 and explain that this is income tax. Give $1 to his younger brother, and tell him that this is 'fair'. Also, explain that you need the other $4 yourself to cover the administrative costs of dividing the money. When he cries, tell him he is being 'selfish' and 'greedy'. Later in life he will thank you."

Joe Sobran

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