Sunday, March 7, 2021

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"That the North turned the South into rubble, however, does not invalidate the concept of secession. There is an innate desire among people worldwide to pursue self-determination. Historically, the push for self-governance has propelled frequent changes in borders and realignments in political territories. Even in the twenty-first century, continents from Europe to Africa are experiencing secessionist movements grow in strength year after year. Try as many central governments might, they cannot fully extinguish the human penchant for building separate jurisdictions that better reflect their values."

Jose Nino

"We may test the hypothesis that the State is largely interested in protecting itself rather than its subjects by asking: which category of crimes does the State pursue and punish most intensely—those against private citizens or those against itself? The gravest crimes in the State's lexicon are almost invariably not invasions of private person or property, but dangers to its own contentment, for example, treason, desertion of a soldier to the enemy, failure to register for the draft, subversion and subversive conspiracy, assassination of rulers and such economic crimes against the State as counterfeiting its money or evasion of its income tax. Or compare the degree of zeal devoted to pursuing the man who assaults a policeman, with the attention that the State pays to the assault of an ordinary citizen."

Murray Rothbard

"Throughout history, kingdoms, states, and nations have come and gone. Empires reign, but always eventually fall.  After societal failure, a better system may be in place temporarily, as happened here in this country after the ousting of British rule, but due to power, greed, and weak and complacent populations, the collapse of societies has always been inevitable. This one is no different. The real question is how long will it last? Considering the 'assumed' founding, this nation has only existed for a little over 240 years. Historically speaking, this is a very short time indeed, but the march toward a totalitarian end is near. We are now on the brink of that precipice, with one foot already dangling over the cliff. There will be no return to 'normal' or any notion of freedom, unless a complete dismantling of this very flawed governing system is forthcoming. That can only happen if a majority of the people not only desire it, but also are willing to take any and all risk to regain their own independence."

Gary D. Barnett

"Given the provocation from the Usurper and Congressional Dims, we will soon find ourselves fighting a revolution or civil war, whichever term you prefer.  A real one, with bullets and weapons, casualties and heartbreak. The Deep State has amply demonstrated its breathtaking abilities at deception, whether at the Capitol when it entrapped Patriots or with its disruption of Trump’s legal pursuits. As we prepare to battle these Marxists, never, ever under any circumstances allow a politician or bureaucrat to 'work' with you, even a former or retired one, even 'conservatives.' Never welcome them into a unit of militia or tolerate their infiltration of other groups. Never correspond with or confide in them. 

Patriots are overwhelmingly good people, fighting on the side of angels. We lack the cunning and malice to comprehend or even to guess at the treachery of Leviathan’s minions.

Best to shun them with a shudder, as we would any sewage, now and in the future."

Becky Akers

"It is utterly unacceptable to we who love liberty that the two parties have conspired to destroy the Constitution and bring the United States into a totalitarian New World Order. In the last 12 years, the Obama presidency, the Republican-majority Congress and the black-robed U.S. judiciary have combined to cut back constitutional and civil liberties more than any other comparable period in history. The federal government is a Bigger Brother than ever and its two busy hands are the Republican and Democratic parties."

Bob Livingston

"To be depressingly honest, the only barrier to the Biden administration’s launching of an American version of the Stasi against dissenters on the right would be the individual consciences of those in charge of the spying and making arrests. Much of the Democratic Party and most of mainstream journalists seem to have no problem with criminalizing speech and launching a regime of mass arrest and imprisonment."

William L. Anderson

"Don’t you think we could be seeing some of that FBI COINTELPRO action now?

In the 1960s, roughly speaking, the playbook was used against the Left. Now it’s being used against the Right.

It’s the same op, different players.

In both cases, 'Democracy is hanging by a thread…' That’s the message. 'Insurrection must be stopped.'

Then, the short-term goal was to keep the Vietnam War humming. Now, it’s destroy resistance to the brutal lockdowns.

Paid propaganda pros don’t care which messages they’re hired to spread. They only care about technique.

In the 1960s, the political Right was the Establishment. Now it’s the political Left. They’re both controlled by Money.

Big Money. New World Order money. Call it Fascism, Socialism, Communism, Globalism, Technocracy, it doesn’t matter. All these names mean: top-down control.

The elite players are bent on destroying the essence of the Constitution and individual freedom."

Jon Rappoport

"Despite all the blabbering about 'science' by politicians who know nothing at all whatsoever about science and the scientific method, the U.S. government’s behavior regarding 'COVID-19[84]' has been quintessentially unscientific.  No serious student of the scientific method believes that 'truth' comes from the pronouncements of a single government bureaucrat, and that those who question the bureaucratic pronouncements should be smeared, slandered, fired from their jobs, and their careers destroyed.  But that of course is exactly what has happened.  We are all supposed to believe that a weasely little man who has never actually practiced medicine himself, who has been a tenured government bureaucrat for nearly six decades, is the sole source of all truth about 'public health.'  Kind of like 'The Sayer of the Law' in 'The Island of Dr. Moreau.  Or God in the Bible. Or the Witch Doctor of an ancient African tribe.  I speak of course of Tony 'Heil Hitler' Fauci.

F.A. Hayek explained this particular aspect of totalitarianism in a chapter of The Road to Serfdom entitled 'The End of Truth.'  In a totalitarian society, wrote Hayek, truth is not determined by the scientific method, education, research, discussion, debate, and the intellectual search for truth in general.  Instead, 'truth' stems from the words and pronouncements of politicians and bureaucrats, and you had better accept their words — or else.  They will use the coercive powers of the state to punish you if you dare to dissent."

Tom DiLorenzo

"If you feel victimized, the media and political establishment now showers you with respect, empathy, and understanding… 

… unless, of course, your problem is with the media and political establishment, in which case you are a treasonous conspiracy theorist whose assertions are completely baseless."

Simon Black

"First, governments told us we could not leave our homes, and if we truly needed to go out, we had to wear diapers over our faces. When many lost their jobs, businesses and livelihoods, they told them to keep their mouths shut. Then they began poking six-inch sticks into people’s nostrils in a procedure that many found highly unpleasant and traumatizing. Not surprisingly, this psychological, economic and medical terror left large portions of the population demoralized, desperate and depressed. Addictions skyrocketed and so did suicides.

Now, in the ultimate act of domination they will dispatch agents of the state to drive probes up the citizenry’s rear ends under the pretense of looking for a virus that causes disease in the throat and lungs. And they will order you to undergo this procedure if you want to go out for a walk or take public transport. This is as much an affront to common sense as it is an afront to human dignity.

Governments’ obvious objective of inflicting this abuse and humiliation upon their people is to make the populations completely docile and submissive.

This is what dystopia looks like.

It is time for people to rise up and say, 'We’ve had enough! No more of this craziness. Put your anal swabs and all your COVID nonsense where they rightfully belong: up to your own backside'."

Vasko Kohlmayer

"The advantage of secession is clear; by separating, conservatives force the enemy to come to them, on the ground they have prepared. The leftists will be the aggressors. They will try to present the situation otherwise, but it won't matter. We will have the moral high ground as well as the superior strategic position.

There are multiple narratives that will be used to demonize the secession movement beyond the terrorism angle. In particular, I think the government and the media will try to tie secession to 'foreign entities.' In other words, they will claim the secession movement is being funded or supported by Russia, or some other foreign power. This is what almost every government in history has done when faced with a viable secession that could threaten their control. They accuse the people who want to separate of being agents for evil outsiders.

It doesn't matter."

Brandon Smith

"When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say."

George R.R. Martin

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