Sunday, March 21, 2021

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"In a sane world, it wouldn’t matter to my life who is president any more than it matters to me who the city clerk is in my city — because in a sane world, no such politician would have any power over my life."

David McElroy

"That Pelosi & Company fear Trump even out of office is beyond dispute.  He is a threat to their crooked lives because America is no longer blind to the extraordinary criminality that has Washington by the throat.  The hope that was America for centuries was predicated on sincere efforts to hamstring the corruption that otherwise ran rampant across the world.  Now the whole world has seen that not even America can stand honestly in the sunshine."

Richard Jack Rail

"Most of the people in this country are fond of claiming that this is a republic, and that the people rule over the government through their alleged 'representatives,' not the other way around. The irony is that this belief is ridiculous, while also being partially true, because the people are their own worst enemy. They have voluntarily allowed others to rule over them, and they believe that by voting for their own masters that they have some control over the process, and the policies created therein. This thinking of course is lunacy, but it is the prevalent attitude of the masses. This asinine notion has been instilled in them since birth, and the bulk of society still believes that they are 'free.' The people could be fully in charge in that they have the power to accept or deny rule, but in the case of the majority of people in the United States, they have accepted state domination instead of self-rule. In order to reverse this situation, all that is necessary is for the public at large to remove all consent from any claiming authority."

Gary D. Barnett

"You can look for some telltale signs of a crisis transforming into a religion. The most obvious one is when the high priests tell you the 'war' you've been drafted into will never end. They become very angry when asked to define success or failure, or lay out exit strategies.

Watch for the moment when you're told 'science' means not asking questions, defying dogma, or challenging 'consensus.' That is the literal definition of faith, not science.

Always keep an eye out for Moving Goalposts, which are the signature miracle of crisis religions, their version of parting the waters or loaves and fishes. Crisis religions work very hard to make their faith unfalsifiable by constantly changing the standards of evidence.

Check to see if certain people are accumulating huge amounts of money and power from a crisis. That's a pretty good sign it's turning into a religion. A crisis should be solved as quickly and efficiently as possible. Don't let it fester long enough to become a special interest.

Above all, look for the whiff of arrogance to develop around a crisis. Wise religions and effective crisis managers have something in common: a sense of humility. Crisis religions are militant faiths that quickly become arrogant, smug, and totalitarian."

John Hayward

"The conventional mainstream scientific view of the virus and its ability to spread inevitably leads to the conclusion: stopping it through lockdowns is like trying to keep water out of a forest."

Jon Rappoport

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem."

Howard Zinn

"To say that majorities, as such, have a right to rule minorities, is equivalent to saying that minorities have, and ought to have, no rights, except such as majorities please to allow them."

Lysander Spooner

"Leftists don't actually care about diversity; they only care that you have blind allegiance to the collective. Stray but a little, and the mob will come for your head. They love plantations, they love slavery… as long as they own the plantations, and they control the slaves.

A natural consequence of this Animal Farm mentality is that irony and hypocrisy are lost on the followers of such movements. They project all their shortcomings and crimes on others; the devils they see in conservatives are actually the devils they see in the mirror every day. That said, the higher up you get in the leftist pyramid, the less it becomes hypocritical and the more it becomes malicious intent.

The gaslighting, the word association propaganda, the selective memory hole they use to erase historical facts that contradict their ideology, the people at the top and their lackeys know exactly what they are doing. They don't care that their claims are hypocritical or outright fraudulent. They know they are lying; they know they are gaslighting. They're not interested in being right, they are only interested in winning."

Brandon Smith

"We would NOT need such a stimulus package if the politicians did not lockdown the economy, destroyed businesses deliberately, killed people in nursing homes like Cuomo because he was too busy chasing his secretary around the desk, and world leaders were not kissing up to Schwab. NO GOVERNMENT in 6,000 years has EVER locked down its economy because of a virus. Just amazing."

Martin Armstrong

"Only since industrial freedom opened the path to the free use of new knowledge, only since everything could be tried — if somebody could be found to back it at his own risk… has science made the great strides which in the last hundred and fifty years have changed the face of the world."

Friedrich von Hayek

"The essence of the storm, then and now, is a vortex of governmental claims and political pretenses that the world must be saved by the exercise of power. Whether wielded against bad air, bad weather, bad men, or a wildly exaggerated'“coronadoom,' ignorant power is the problem rather than the solution."

George Gilder

"The problem is that people are trying to see and understand the American system as free enterprise. In fact, it has been socialist for a hundred years, operating under the umbrella of an increasingly totalitarian and coercive system that brooks no dissent from its doctrine of promoting ever more degenerate behavior."

Bob Livingston

"The public good is promoted best by people pursuing their own private interests. This bothers some people because they're more concerned with motives than with results."

Walter Williams

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