RLM Quotes Database

The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society, and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. John F. Kennedy 
I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card. Ron Paul
Psychiatry is probably the single most destructive force that has affected American Society within the last fifty years. Dr. Thomas Szasz, Lifetime Fellow, American Psychiatric Association.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. Plato
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives. Robert A. Heinlein
The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like. Michael Badnarik
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert Einstein
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson
There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. Walt Whitman
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. Thomas Jefferson
There is no definition of a mental disorder. It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it. Dr. Allen Frances
Finally, why must the APA pretend to know more than it does? DSM-4 is the fabrication upon which psychiatry seeks acceptance by (the profession of) medicine in general. Insiders know it is more a political than a scientific document. Dr.. Loren Mosher, psychiatrist
Doctors have throughout time made fortunes on killing their patients with their cures. The difference in psychiatry is that it is the death of the soul. R.D. Laing, MD.
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness. Niels Bohr
Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news. John le Carre
The demise of the American empire will be no more regretted than the demise of the Soviet empire." Chalmers Johnson
If governments did not mislead their citizens so often, there would be less need for secrecy, and if leaders knew they could not rely on keeping the public in the dark about what they are doing, they would have a powerful incentive to behave better. Peter Singer
The Greatest Challenge is to Be The Architect of Your Own Life" Unknown
Truth is treason in the empire of lies." Ron Paul
In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion." Voltaire
All government, of course, is against liberty. H. L. Mencken
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."Lord Acton
Where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that."Lord Acton
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. Denis Diderot
Statist scumbags that think exposing government crimes is bad or wrong can kiss my hairy assBarMan
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." Thomas Jefferson
Nothing to see here, move along, move along. Generic JackBooted Government Thug
President Bush and his administration have tried to pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal. Ellen Tauscher
We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry. Industrial espionage. Julian Assange
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. John Adams
There is no error which hath not some appearance of probability resembling truth, which, when men who study to be singular find out, straining reason, they then publish to the world matter of contention and jangling. Sir Walter Raleigh
The age of chivalry is gone, that of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded. Edmund Burke
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."Denis Diderot
Religion is a purely personal matter. A genuine theology is the outcome of a single complex personality, it cannot be transferred. No two persons, if sincere, can have the same religion.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."Mark Twain
Blood, whips and guns or dollars. Take your choice -there is no other. ayn rand
a belief is nothing but a mere possibility as referenced in one's own subjective consciousness anti_theocon
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg
...I can't in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building." Edward Snowden
One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way. Christopher Hitchens
Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think? - Peter Hitchens
"In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy."
George Orwell, 1984
Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. Edward Bernays
The most tyrannical of governments are those which make crimes of opinions, for everyone has an inalienable right to his thoughts. Benedict Spinoza
The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses. Malcolm X
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley
All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand Steven Wright
Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting submission." V for Vendetta
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
congress is the opposite of progress
There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt. John Adams
Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it. Lysander Spooner
The president has opened a can of worms that will destroy his presidency and possibly destroy this country. Another multi-billion dollar war has begun. Ron Paul, 2013
I’m always amazed when adults say that children "just did that to get attention". Naturally children who need attention will do all kinds of things to get it. Why not just give it to them?" Lawrence J. Cohen, Playful Parenting
The road to hell isn't paved with gold, it's paved with faith. Faith in a dollar that's backed by a belief that people have faith in other people's belief in it. Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale
There's fool's gold pyrite and then there's fool's gold gold owned by idiots willing to trade it for worthless dollars. Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. Alan Greenspan
Remember, gold and silver always have had value and never have gone to zero. Can you say the same for stocks and bonds? Mark Skousen
Gold has worked down from Alexander's time... When something holds good for two thousand years I do not believe it can be so because of prejudice or mistaken theory. Bernard Mannes Baruch
What looks tragic might be comic on second consideration, and what is comic might bring tears in time."Dean Koontz
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." Edward Bernays
A belief is a thought you repeat.
Limited internet access, excellent bacon access. porcfest Darian Worden
I am not a political man and I have no political convictions. I am an individual and a believer in liberty. That is all the politics I have. On the other hand I am not a super-patriot. Super-patriotism leads to Hitlerism and we've had our lesson there." Charles Chaplin
I remain just one thing, and one thing only - and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician." Charles Chaplin
Wars, conflict, it's all business. One murder makes a villain, millions a hero." Charles Chaplin
It is getting to the point where the mark of international distinction and service to humanity is no longer the Nobel Peace Price, but an espionage indictment from the US Department of Justice." Julian Assange
Taking privacy cues from the federal government is - to say the least - ironic, considering today's Orwellian level of surveillance. At virtually any given time outside of one's own home, an American citizen can reasonably assume his movements and actions are being monitored by something, by somebody, somewhere. Bob Barr
There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens. John Conyers
The NSA routinely lies in response to congressional inquiries about the scope of surveillance in America. Edward Snowden
I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building. Edward Snowden
I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things... I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under. Edward Snowden
The Power of the world works in circle and everything tries to be round. Black Elk
Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. Frederic Bastiat, 1848
My understanding is that espionage means giving secret or classified information to the enemy. Since Snowden shared information with the American people, his indictment for espionage could reveal (or confirm) that the US Government views you and me as the enemy. Ron Paul
it is the exact experience of mathematics. Not merely the adding up of your grocery bill, or the daily uses that we make of number. But the great concept of a universal exactitude, that numbers are an instrument of magic. And by means of them, men can unlock all the wonders of the world."Manly Palmer Hall
The mark of service to humanity is no longer the Nobel Peace Prize, but an espionage indictment from the U.S. Julian Assange
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. but when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing you will know that your society is doomed. Ayn Rand (kinda)
Nothing can resist the will of man when he knows what is true and wills what is good." Eliphas Levi
If you vote, then you're giving your okay for them to continue doing the same exact thing! moosegurl
No lie can live forever. They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority" Gerald Massey..
The liberty of opinion is the most sacred of all liberties, for it is the basis of all." Ernest Jones
A poor man cannot rival the rich in luxury of life, but he can in luxury of knowledge. He cannot furnish his house as the wealthy can, but he can furnish his head. He cannot found a house of note, but he may found a mind of mark. Though some kingdoms may be adorned or afflicted with kings, learning has always been a republic, where all are equal who know." G. J. Holyoake
Liberty is, to the lowest rank of every nation, little more than the choice of working or starving." Dr. Johnson
Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over." Mark Twain
The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. Sen. Barack Obama, 12/20/2007
'If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.' Vladimir Lenin
Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide. John Adams
A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody. Thomas Paine
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. George Orwell
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting. George Orwell
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. George Orwell
People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to. Malcolm Muggeridge
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there. George Santayana
You Big Dummy" Woody
People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked...The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on...There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. Philip K. Dick
I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control. Javier Bardem
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Edward Bernays
When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown. Stephen Jay Gould
When quick results are imperative, the manipulation of the masses through symbols may be the only quick way of having a critical thing done."John Grierson
Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous. Frank Herbert
Government: If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will be shot dead. These procedures are known as the Rule of Law. Edward Abbey
FUCK the govt,not literally, they would like thatMoosegurl
I forgot the law and I won!Moosegurl
They give u this but u pay for that..........Neil Young
Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep. Ray Davies
The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity. Frank Serpico
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office. Andrew Jackson
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. John F. Kennedy
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence. Thomas Jefferson
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. Kurt Cobain
America, fuck yeah! Comin' again to save the motherfucking day, yeah! / America, fuck yeah! Freedom is the only way, yeah! / Terrorists, your game is through, 'cause now you have to answer to / America, fuck yeah! So lick my butt and suck on my balls! / America, fuck yeah! What you gonna do when we come for you now! Team America: World Police Theme Song
It appears now that I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E was wrong about the Chechnyans being in charge. That was bad I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E. Very bad I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E. Spottswoode Team America: World Police
Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance Team America, and then Team America goes out... and the corporations sit there in their... in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they're all corporation-y... and they make money. Tim Robbins Team America: World Police
Team America has once again pissed off the entire world by blowing up half of Cairo. News Reporter Team America: World Police
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. Edmund Burke
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist. Edmund Burke
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. Edmund Burke
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Edmund Burke
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. Edmund Burke
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work. Frederick Douglass
Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse. Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. James Madison
Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back! J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them. Karl Marx
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. Nelson Mandela
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power Benito Mussolini
The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.... Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing. Franklin
The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative. Benito Mussolini
All that is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first. John T. Flynn
The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism. Henry A. Wallace
I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security. Jim Garrison
Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupid. That might actually make a difference. Jim Butcher
Stupidity isn't punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop. Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. Frank Zappa
The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. Harlan Ellison
You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant. Harlan Ellison
If you ever can bring about revolutionary changes, two things would be required: young people would have to be involved and you would need music." Ron Paul
Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." Ron Paul
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Søren Kierkegaard
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. George Carlin
If we do a really great job on new vaccines, healthcare, reproductive health services, we could lower (the population) by perhaps 10 or 15 percent. Bill Gates
Generally, more highly educated people who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes. In this case, more education increases the threat of sustainability. Education for Sustainable Development Guide
Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about? Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Program
Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective. Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI
Participating in a U.N. advocated planning process would very likely bring out many who would actively work to defeat any elected official undertaking Local Agenda 21. So we will call our process something else, such as Comprehensive planning, growth management, or smart growth. J. Gary Lawrence, a planner for the city of Seattle, and advisor to the President's Council on Sustainable Development
Land cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice, if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes Public control of land use is therefor
"Agenda 21 is a global plan to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings in the world. Inventory and control."
Rosa Koire
Capture their minds and their hearts and souls will follow. Author Unknown
The mind of the enemy and the will of his leaders is a target of far more importance than the bodies of his troops. Brigadier General S.B. Griffith, II, USMC
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed. He who molds opinion is greater than he who enacts laws. President Abraham Lincoln
The mind of the enemy and the will of his leaders is a target of far more importance than the bodies of his troops. Mao Zedong
In effect, the human being should be considered the priority in a political war. And conceived as the military target ... the human being has his most critical point in his mind. Once the mind has been reached, the 'political animal' has been defeated without necessarily receiving bullets. US Central Intelligence Agency training manual
There's a war out there old friend, a world war, and it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information: about how we think, how we see and hear, how we work. It's all about information. "Sneakers", MCA Universal Pictures, 1992
A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin
Terrorism: "A system of government that seeks to rule by intimidation. Unlawful acts of violence committed in an organised attempt to overthrow government."Funk & Wagnalls New Comprehensive English Dictionary
The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them, and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception. Mark Twain, "The
In order to bring a nation to support the burdens of maintaining great military establishments, it is necessary to create an emotional state akin to war psychology. There must be the portrayal of external menace. John Foster Dulles
We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order. David Rockefeller
Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death. Adolf Hitler
We are going to see a great number of articles in the future from so-called experts and public officials. They will warn about more violence, more kidnappings, and more terrorists. Mass media, the armed forces, and intelligence agencies will saturate our lives with fascist scare tactics and 'predictions' that have already been planned to come true. Mae Brussell, 1974
You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security. March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra
Every American, regardless of their background, has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion. Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone our basic Constitutional rights. Pete Stark
I believe the American people have a genuine and justifiable fear of government intrusion in what they instinctively know is going to be an ever more intrusive world. Joe Biden
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. Potter Stewart
If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion. William J. Brennan
As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from governmental intrusion. Stewart Dalzell
My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm - as in abortion, sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use, or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as matters of free choice in a representative democracy. Camille Paglia
Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others, we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution, one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me. George Orwell, 1984
The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe. Frank Zappa
Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars. Take your choice -there is no other. Ayn Rand
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. Albert Einstein
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Buddha
Belief is a virus, and once it gets into you, its first order of business is to preserve itself, and the way it preserves itself is to keep you from having any doubts, and the way it keeps you from doubting is to blind you to the way things really are. Evidence contrary to the belief can be staring you straight in the face, and you won't see it... True believers just don't see...
Belief is the greatest sin! - Heron Stone
"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."
George Orwell, 1984
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better. George Orwell, 1984
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows. George Orwell, 1984
Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you. Joe Biden
One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt. Lee Iacocca
This debt crisis coming to our country. The wall and tidal wave of debt that is befalling our nation. Medicare and Social Security go bankrupt within ten years, we have a debt that is looming so high that in the last year of President Obama's budget just the interest payments on our debt is $916 billion dollars. Paul Ryan
We cannot continue. Our pension costs and health care costs for our employees are going to bankrupt this city. Michael Bloomberg
If 'Obama-care' becomes fully implemented in 2014, it's going to bankrupt states. Lindsey Graham
It's not 2038 that Social Security is bankrupt. It's now. Gary Johnson
It is very interesting and amusing when looking through the quotes on this topic how 'both' the Right/Conservative/Republican crowd and the Left/Liberal/Democrat crowd point out how incompetent the other side is. It should be noted that each of them are correct."Grimnir
The threat posed by Bank of America isn't just financial - it's a full-blown assault on the American dream. Where's the incentive to play fair and do well, when what we see rewarded at the highest levels of society is failure, stupidity, incompetence and meanness? If this is what winning in our system looks like, who doesn't want to be a loser? Matt Taibbi
Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence. Dora Russell
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence. Elbert Hubbard
The Tea Party represents stakeholders in the American system, people who were never involved in politics or thought they had to be, yet realized that political corruption and incompetence threatened not only their families, but the future of the nation itself. Tammy Bruce
Never attribute to malevolence what is merely due to incompetence. Arthur C. Clarke
Obviously somebody had been appallingly incompetent and he hoped to God it wasn't him. Douglas Adams
The Rothschilds, and that class of money-lenders of whom they are the representatives and agents - men who never think of lending a shilling to their next-door neighbors, for purposes of honest industry, unless upon the most ample security, and at the highest rate of interest - stand ready, at all times, to lend money in unlimited amounts to those robbers and murderers, who call themselves governments, to be expended in shooting down those who do not submit quietly to being robbed and enslaved. Lysander Spooner
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist. Lysander Spooner
A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years. Lysander Spooner
If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government, for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law. Lysander Spooner
That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support. Lysander Spooner
Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it. Lysander Spooner
And the so-called sovereigns, in these different governments, are simply the heads, or chiefs, of different bands of robbers and murderers. Lysander Spooner
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. Mark Twain

"The mindset that prevents organization of the masses, is the same one that extolls the virtues of singular individualism."
.the voice in your head is NOT something that YOU are doing .it is something that is happening TO you .don't believe everything you hear your language machine sayheron stone
The bold effort the present bank has made to control the Government, the distress it has wantonly produced ... are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American People should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution (The Bank of the United States), or the establishment of another like it." Andrew Jackson (December 2, 1834)
When Plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." Frederic Bastiat
I don't do drugs, I am drugs!salvatore dali
It is forbidden to kill, therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. Voltaire
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. Voltaire
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. Voltaire
The human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe. Voltaire
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one. Voltaire
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. Voltaire
I mean, I've always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else's hair. Clint Eastwood
I'm a hardcore libertarian - I want everything legal - but I also believe that you have the right to free association. Penn Jillette
Some people object to libertarian ideas because there are too many irresponsible people in the world - people who will cause trouble if the government doesn't restrain them. Harry Browne
If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority o
"The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians."
George Orwell
People are naturally born as Libertarians till governments and oppressive societies force them to adopt their ideologies and their ways. Hany Ghoraba
Anarchy is True Libertarianism. The people have no need for the state, the state cannot exist without the people. Voluntary interaction between people in all aspects of life and society is Freedom, anything else is government by Force and Coercion. Grimnir
Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners. Edward Abbey
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. Edward Abbey
Anarchy is a state of society where the only government is reason. Michael Schwab
Anarchists have a 'bad name' in the media, not because they can point to one indiscriminate massacre by anarchists-there have been none-but because the one thing holders of power fear is that they personally should be held responsible for their own actions Stuart Christie
An anarchist is someone who doesn't need a cop to make him behave. Ammon Hennacy
The important question is, therefore, not whether anarchy is possible or not, but whether we can so enlarge the scope and influence of libertarian methods that they become the normal way in which human beings organise their society. Colin Ward
Anarchism has but one infallible, unchangeable motto, "Freedom." Freedom to discover any truth, freedom to develop, to live naturally and fully." Lucy Parsons
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country. Bertrand Russell
Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts." The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis, Chapter 12 (1959)
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. Hunter S. Thompson
Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. John Lennon
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche
I would say any behavior that is not the status quo is interpreted as insanity, when, in fact, it might actually be enlightenment. Insanity is sorta in the eye of the beholder. Chuck Palahniuk
Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world. R. D. Laing
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle
A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free. B Nikos Kazantzakis
Once the government becomes the supplier of people's needs, there is no limit to the needs that will be claimed as a basic right. Lawrence Auster
Fear is the foundation of most governments, but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it. John Adams
I don't want my children fed or clothed by the state, but if I had to choose, I would prefer that to their being educated by the state. Max Victor Belz
A welfare state is frightened of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out. Harry Browne
The sovereignty fetish is still so strong in the public mind, that there would appear to be little chance of winning popular assent to American membership in anything approaching a super-state organization. Much will depend on the kind of approach which is used in further popular education. Council on Foreign Relations
The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as "free education" is the least free of all, for it is a state owned institution, it is socialized education just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office and cannot possibly be separated from political control." Frank Chodorov
Wherever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery. Benjamin Disraeli
There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny. Frederick William Robertson
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections. Lord Acton
At least Bank of America got its name right. The ultimate Too Big to Fail bank really is America, a hypergluttonous ward of the state whose limitless fraud and criminal conspiracies we'll all be paying for until the end of time. Matt Taibbi
Once again, the puppets on Capitol Hill are about to slam the Muppets on Main Street. The country still hasn't recovered from the Wall Street-induced financial cataclysm of 2008, yet Congress is preparing to enact the Orwellian 'JOBS Act' - a bill that should in fact be called the 'Return Fraud to Wall Street in One Easy Step Act.' Eliot Spitzer
There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud. Edward Kennedy
War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. John McCain
John McCain... looks like a fraud to me. Young Jeezy
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. Albert Einstein
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. John F. Kennedy
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. John F. Kennedy
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ernest Hemingway
There was never a good war, or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare. Sun Tzu
Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened. Douglas Adams
Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense. Ron Paul
Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show. David Gerrold
Facts sometimes have a strange and bizarre power that makes their inherent truth seem unbelievable. Werner Herzog
The Masonic aspect of Hollywood is so bizarre. Minnie Driver
'Anarchism... stands for liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion, the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property, liberation from shackles and restraint of government. It stands for social order based on the free grouping of individuals.'Emma Goldman
Once a citizen receives a direct payment from the state, the state has purchased their complicity" Charles Hugh Smith
One day humanity will play with law just as children play with disused objects, not in order to restore them to their canonical use but to free them from it for good. Giorgio Agamben
...there is no head of state in the world today who is not in virtuality a criminal. Those who shoulder the dreary mantle of sovereignty know that their turn may come to be branded a criminal by their colleagues. We certainly will not be the ones to complain. For the sovereign, who freely consented to donning the executioner's clothes, is now finally manifesting his originary kinship with the criminal. Giorgio Agamben
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! - - Bob Marley
Unbind your mind, there is no time?to lick your stamps and paste them in. discorporate. and we'll begin? - Frank Zappa
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off - Gloria Steinem
I read between the letters - Grimnir
"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
Denis Diderot
As the late Howard Zinn once said, there is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. Bradley Manning
The expert knows more and more about less and less until he knows everything about nothing. Mahatma Gandhi
It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain
Humans are 98% language monkeys. Heron Stone
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana. Bill Gates
The world is not sliding, but galloping into a new transnational dystopia. This development has not been properly recognized outside of national security circles. It has been hidden by secrecy, complexity and scale. The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen. The internet is a threat to human civilization. Julian Assange
For those who believe executive branch officials will voluntarily interpret their surveillance authorities with restraint, I believe it is more likely that I will achieve my life-long dream of playing in the NBA. Ron Wyden
It's very, very difficult I think for us to have a transparent debate about secret programs approved by a secret court issuing secret court orders based on secret interpretations of the law. Tom Udall
We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times, where there are no secrets from government. William O. Douglas Dissenting, Osborn v. United States, 385 U.S. 323, 341 (1966)
Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order (...) and the like. William O. Douglas
There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'. Philip K. Dick
As we have all said, we understand that electronic surveillance is a vital tool in the war on terror. We all want to know when Osama bin Laden is calling: when he is calling, who he is calling, and what he is saying. Chris Van Hollen
There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens. John Conyers (January 20, 2006 talking about G.W. Bush)
If not for file sharing, much of the Music, Movies and Software I own, I would never have purchased. File Sharing is a net benefit to copyright holders. Grimnir
All over the world copyright holders are trying to limit consumers' rights. We cannot have that. Jon Johansen
The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part. Richard Stallman
Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet. Mark Twain
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. Woodrow Wilson
That government is best which governs least. Henry David Thoreau
Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off. Ayn Rand
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill
Government is not reason, it is not eloquent, it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. George Washington
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent. Abraham Lincoln
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. Thomas Paine
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. Denis Diderot
A primary purpose of the police is to enforce the delusions of those with lots of green paper. Derrick Jensen
The only dead bodies from marijuana are in the prisons and at the hands of the police. This is ridiculous. Jack Herer
The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder. Richard J. Daley
However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police. Quentin Crisp
Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism. Instead of solving their problems, the government is trying to suppress the people by force. Sheikh Hasina
Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny, democracy, not dictatorship, the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police. Tony Blair
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. William S. Burroughs
Let me be clear about this. I don't have a drug problem. I have a police problem. Keith Richards
Let me be clear about this. I don't have a drug problem. I have a police problem." Keith Richards
The two principles referred to are Authority and Liberty, and the names of the two schools of Socialistic thought which fully and unreservedly represent one or the other of them are, respectively, State Socialism and Anarchism. Benjamin Tucker
In the matter of the maintenance and rearing of children the Anarchists would neither institute the communistic nursery which the State Socialists favor nor keep the communistic school system which now prevails. Benjamin Tucker
This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished. Benjamin Tucker
The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State will leave in existence a defensive association, resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis, which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary. Benjamin Tucker
Aggression is simply another name for government. Benjamin Tucker
And this is the Anarchistic definition of the State: the embodiment of the principle of invasion in an individual, or a band of individuals, assuming to act as representatives or masters of the entire people within a given area. Benjamin Tucker
We are here, on earth. Not one of us has any right to the earth. Benjamin Tucker
High frequency trading on steroids. Nanex spotted the trading activity when 4% of the traffic volume were for orders by a computer algorithm where none of them ended in a single trade. Quite clearly the intention was to move the market in a certain direction. It's just another example that the whole financial system is rotten to the core. Carlos Murphy
The stock market is rigged. Lots of people think so. They think the market exists for the benefit of insiders. This is an old complaint, but it seems to hang particularly thick in the air these days. Chris Mayer
When the policy-making group met last month, it announced Quantitative Easing Forever an open-ended, money-printing operation that was supposed to thrill Wall Street. That didn't happen. John Crudele
The Stock Market is Definitely Rigged!! This is pretty out there to see this affect this many stocks at the same time, high-frequency traders are doing anything to tip the odds in their favor. Eric Hunsader
Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction. Warren Buffett
If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. Norman Ralph Augustine
The difference between playing the stock market and the horses is that one of the horses must win. Joey Adams
The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible. Bernard Baruch
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from government. Milton Friedman
Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government. Milton Friedman
So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system. Milton Friedman
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork. Milton Friedman
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. Milton Friedman
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy. Milton Friedman
Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. Milton Friedman
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings, when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear. Buddha
Expose yourself to your deepest fear, after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Jim Morrison
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. Andre Gide
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear, knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. John F. Kennedy
We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men. Woodrow Wilson
The U.S.A. has supplied arms, security equipment and training to governments and armed groups that have committed torture, political killings and other human rights abuses in countries around the world. Amnesty International
The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy. Ramsey Clark
If they turn on the radars we're going to blow up their goddamn SAMs (surface-to-air missiles). They know we own their country. We own their airspace... We dictate the way they live and talk. And that's what's great about America right now. It's a good thing, especially when there's a lot of oil out there we need. U.S. Brig. General William Looney
I will never apologize for the United States of America - I don't care what the facts are. President George Bush 1988
It's really not a number I'm terribly interested in. General Colin Powell (When asked about the number of Iraqi people who were slaughtered by Americans in the 1991 "Desert Storm" terror campaign (200,000 people!))
Even Orwell didn't go so far as to write: "We've always been at war with (REDACTED)." Josh in CharlotteNC
Death squads have been created and used by the CIA around the world - particularly the Third World - since the late 1940s, a fact ignored by the elite-owned media. Ralph McGehee (Former CIA analyst & Author)
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
The article provided background and spin on the defeat of the recent Paul motion to cut aid to Egypt and included "(Senator Lindsey) Graham read aloud a letter from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) opposing Paul’s amendment...(Senator John) McCain needled Paul. ‘The question here is whether the senator from Kentucky knows what’s better for Israel, or Israel.’"
Those in power must spend a lot of their time laughing at us. Alice Walker
A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will. Eric Hoffer
The essence of oligarchical rule is not father-to-son inheritance, but the persistence of a certain world-view and a certain way of life ... A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors ... Who wields power is not important, provided that the hierarchical structure remains always the same George Orwell
Representative government is artifice, a political myth, designed to conceal from the masses the dominance of a self-selected, self-perpetuating, and self-serving traditional ruling class. Giuseppe Prezzolini
There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government of the United States. Howard Zinn
A slave government is an oligarchy, and one, too, of the most arbitrary and criminal character. Lysander Spooner
We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels. Henry A. Wallace
Washington DC was purchased from a man named Pope and the land was known as Rome. Freeman Fly
The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society. Mark Skousen
While the wise leaders kept bickering over low level infantile territorial disputes, the nuclear sore of Fukushima kept on festeringTAnnonymous
There are those that hate and those that love, it all works out the same. Josh Barnett
The hardest part of being a racist is getting over itFreeNslaved
Rope, tree, politician. Dick
..if a special geometry has to be invented in order to account for a falling apple, even Newton might be appalled at the complications which would ensue when really difficult problems are tackled." — Sir Oliver Lodge, FRS, 1921
After all, to get the whole universe totally wrong in the face of clear evidence for over 75 years merits monumental embarrassment and should induce a modicum of humility. Halton Arp
War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. Smedley Butler
Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few - the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill. Smedley Butler
I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. Smedley Butler
For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket, not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it. Smedley Butler
War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. Smedley Butler
My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military. Smedley Butler
War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. Smedley Butler
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase. Charles Caleb Colton
We have a problem when the same people who make the law get to decide whether or not they themselves have broken the law. Michel Templet
If you think someone or something other than yourself is responsible for your happiness or success, I'd guess you're not that happy or successful. Rob Liano
Corporations are like protean bacteria, you hit them with accountability and they mutate and change their names. Doug Anderson
He had learned that close-held secrets could often be cracked by going all the way to the top and there making himself unbearably unpleasant. He knew that such twisting of the tiger's tail was dangerous, for he understood the psychopathology of great power. Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. George Orwell A Collection of Essays
A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody. Thomas Paine
There was no military reason to drop atomic bombs on Japan. They were used as terrorist weapons - killing innocent people to influence other people. Harry Browne
It is well known that in war, the first casualty is truth - that during any war truth is forsaken for propaganda. Harry Browne
Government is force, pure and simple. There's no way to sugar-coat that. And because government is force, it will attract the worst elements of society - people who want to use government to avoid having to earn their living and to avoid having to persuade others to accept their ideas voluntarily. Harry Browne
But, actually, it is only Americans who say that our freedoms and prosperity are the reason foreigners hate us. If you ask the foreigners, they make it clear that it's America's bullying foreign policy they detest. Harry Browne
The important thing is to concentrate upon what you can do - by yourself, upon your own initiative. Harry Browne
Forcing people to be generous isn't humanitarian, effective, compassionate or moral. Only acts that are truly voluntary for all concerned can be truly compassionate. Harry Browne
The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice. Harry Browne
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas. Ron Paul
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace. John Lennon
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands. H. L. Mencken
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. Thomas Jefferson
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. Jeannette Rankin
Music is the only religion that delivers the goods. Frank Zappa
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to accept what is true." Kierkegaard
Truth IS the only Authority
Government: From Latin, Gubernare = Control + mente Mind = Mind Control
The Greatest Challenge is to Be The Architect of Your Own Life
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." Hermann Göring
Wars, conflict, it's all business. One murder makes a villain, millions a hero." Charles Chaplin
I remain just one thing, and one thing only — and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician." Charles Chaplin
My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist. Although I am not a Communist I refused to fall in line by hating them." Charles Chaplin
I am not a political man and I have no political convictions. I am an individual and a believer in liberty. That is all the politics I have. On the other hand I am not a super-patriot. Super-patriotism leads to Hitlerism — and we've had our lesson there." Charles Chaplin
I am at peace with God, my conflict is with man." Charles Chaplin
''Everything the state? says is a lie and everything it has is stolen.'' Nietzsche
Unbind ur mind there is no time to lick ur stamps and paste them in. discorporate, and we'll begin?frank zappa
When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty. Confucius
Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country. Hermann Goering
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth. Aesop
Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA. Stanley Crouch
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant fundsdemanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real. General Douglas MacArthur
All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. I. F. Stone, Polemics and Prophecies
I can't really make fun of zombies. They're not liars. They're not cheats. George A. Romero
Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil. Robert Anton Wilson
He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers. Charles Peguy
The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not. Hillary Clinton
Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories. Benjamin Netanyahu
Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them. Ariel Sharon
We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population. Israel Koenig, The Koenig Memorandum
How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to. Golda Meir
If every single Jew born anywhere in the world has the right to become an Israeli citizen, then all the Palestinians who were chucked out of Palestine by the Zionist Government should have the same right, very simple. Tariq Ali
We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attacks on the twin towers and the pentagon and the American struggle in Iraq. These events swung American public opinion in our favor. Benjamin Netanyahu
The first right of every human being is the right of self-defense. Without that right, all other rights are meaningless. The right of self-defense is not something the government bestows upon its citizens. It is an inalienable right, older than the Constitution itself. It existed prior to government and prior to the social contract of our Constitution. Larry Craig Senator (RIdaho)
In fact, if law were restricted to protecting all persons, all liberties, and all properties, if law were nothing more than the organized combination of the individual's right to self-defense, if law were the obstacle, the check, the punisher of all oppression and plunder is it likely that we citizens would then argue much about the extent of the franchise? Frederic Bastiat, The Law
Law is solely the organization of the individual right of self-defense which existed before law was formalized. Law is justice. Frederic Bastiat, The Law
Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly free state exist if the individual citizen is enslaved to the forceful will of individual or organized aggressors? It cannot. Tiffany Madison
The Second Amendment is timeless for our Founders grasped that self-defense is three-fold: every free individual must protect themselves against the evil will of the man, the mob and the state. Tiffany Madison
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac. George Orwell
Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense. Ron Paul
We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries - both types include many who are full of arrogance and greed. Osama bin Laden
Enough is enough. Enough of the waste. Enough of the spending. Enough of the debt. Enough of the arrogance in Washington, D.C. Dan Benishek
He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. George Bernard Shaw
Obamacare represents a shocking display of political arrogance. It's about time Washington started listening to Americans' common sense voices. Fred Upton
Americans must outgrow the unbecoming arrogance that leads us to assert that America somehow owns a monopoly on goodness and truth - a belief that leads some to view the world as but a stage on which to play out the great historical drama: the United States of America versus the Powers of Evil. Feisal Abdul Rauf
Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel. Joe Klein
This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. Joe Biden
All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice. Theodore Bikel
He who dictates and formulates the words and phrases we use, he who is master of the press and radio, is master of the mind. Repeat mechanically your assumptions and suggestions, diminish the opportunity for communicating dissent and opposition. This is the formula for political conditioning of the masses. Joost Meerloo
As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board. James Bovard
Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Bill Hicks
I think it's too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man. Edward Zwick
I heard the tongues of angels and the tongues of men and it all sounded no different to me. Bob Dylan
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Henry Ford
History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of history it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened. Hunter S Thompson
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go awayPhilip K. Dick
Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country. Bob Barr
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan
When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it. Carl Sagan
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. Carl Sagan
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. Carl Sagan
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. Carl Sagan
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. Carl Sagan
Those who deny me the freedom to carry a firearm with which to protect my family and myself, are as complicit and guilty as the perpetrator should we be harmed or murdered by an act of violence. Charles F. "Chuck" Bearden
Those gun control activists advocating exchanging a liberty for safety should recall that the safest place on earth is solitary confinement at Leavenworth. Rand T. Lennox
Keeping and bearing arms is not only a fundamental right, it is a fundamental duty upon which all liberty and sovereignty is based. Donald L. Cline
Anybody who's in favor of gun control is a fucking moron. Jackie Mason
Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly free state exist if the individual citizen is enslaved to the forceful will of individual or organized aggressors? It cannot. Tiffany Madison
Gun control means control. It means control for the government and the government starts controlling the people. Luke Scott
Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. Hugo L. Black
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment to the United States Constitution (1791)
Keeping and bearing arms is not only a fundamental right, it is a fundamental duty upon which all liberty and sovereignty is based. Donald L. Cline
The press is the enemy. Richard M. Nixon
The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses. Vladimir Lenin (The controllers behind the U.S. Government have this exact philosophy)
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe. Thomas Jefferson
Since the State necessarily lives by the compulsory confiscation of private capital, and since its expansion necessarily involves ever-greater incursions on private individuals and private enterprise, we must assert that the state is profoundly and inherently anti-capitalist. Murray Rothbard
It is clearly absurd to limit the term 'education' to a person's formal schooling. Murray Rothbard
The libertarian creed, finally, offers the fulfillment of the best of the American past along with the promise of a far better future. Even more than conservatives... libertarians are squarely in the great classical liberal tradition that built the United States and bestowed on us the American heritage of individual liberty, a peaceful foreign policy, minimal government, and a free-market economy. Murray Rothbard
If a man has the right to self-ownership, to the control of his life, then in the real world he must also have the right to sustain his life by grappling with and transforming resources, he must be able to own the ground and the resources on which he stands and which he must use. In short, to sustain his 'human right.' Murray Rothbard
This, by the way, is the welfare state in action: Its a whole bunch of special interest groups screwing consumers and taxpayers, and making them think they're really benefiting. Murray Rothbard
Behind the honeyed but patently absurd pleas for equality is a ruthless drive for placing themselves (the elites) at the top of a new hierarchy of power. Murray Rothbard
I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual. Anarchists oppose the State because it has its very being in such aggression, namely, the expropriation of private property through taxation, the coercive exclusion of other providers of defense service from its territory, and all of the other depredations and coercions that are built upon these twin foci of invasions of individual rights. Murray Rothbard
its job is to fight propaganda not with counterpropaganda but with truth. Unfortunately, this is not something democracies are good at.JeanFrancois Revel
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats... Albert Einstein
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus
When you see a phrase like "cracking down" being used by any government, anywhere, about anything, you know they are a tyranny" BarMan
With the NDAA, his failure to close Guantanamo Bay and the ramping use of drones, President Obama looks suspiciously like President Bush, a man on a quest for American Empire. Justin Sane
This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that. John Perkins
You know, when I was a girl, the idea that the British Empire could ever end was absolutely inconceivable. And it just disappeared, like all the other empires. Doris Lessing
On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died. Gore Vidal
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. Woodrow Wilson
The Roman Empire was very, very much like us. They lost their moral core, their sense of values in terms of who they were. And after all of those things converged together, they just went right down the tubes very quickly. Benjamin Carson
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war. Charles de Montesquieu
To measure prices by a currency that is called by the same names as gold, but that is really inferior in value to gold, and then - because those prices are nominally higher than gold prices - to say that they are inflated, relatively to gold, is a perfect absurdity. Lysander Spooner
In reality there is no such thing as an inflation of prices, relatively to gold. There is such a thing as a depreciated paper currency. Lysander Spooner
A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak economy leads to a weak nation. Ross Perot
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit. Andrew Jackson
Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection of the dollar, the rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened. Ron Paul
The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. Vladimir Lenin
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency, the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity, both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. Ernest Hemingway
I don't want the technology of the 1950s, but I want the free market of the 1950s. Peter Schiff
The government can't create jobs, they'll destroy jobs trying to do it. The government doesn't have any money, all they have is a printing press. We need to free markets to create jobs, if the government wants to help, they should reduce their burden on the economy. Peter Schiff
When the dollar collapses, it's not doing it in a vacuum. If the dollar loses value, it's doing so relative to some other currency. So the purchasing power that we lose, somebody else gets. Peter Schiff
People should have an escape valve for their money, their assets. If you have substantial financial assets, the government is going to confiscate the purchasing power of those assets and spend it. Peter Schiff
Gold has intrinsic value. The problem with the dollar is it has no intrinsic value. And if the Federal Reserve is going to spend trillions of them to buy up all these bad mortgages and all other kinds of bad debt, the dollar is going to lose all of its value. Gold will store its value, and you'll always be able to buy more food with your gold. Peter Schiff
What got us out of the depression was capitalism, and we would have gotten out a lot quicker had the government not intervened. Peter Schiff
At some point, the dollar has to give. You can't just keep printing money, and monetizing debt, and buying bonds, without the dollar imploding. Peter Schiff
Mere inflation-that is, the mere issuance of more money, with the consequence of higher wages and prices-may look like the creation of more demand. But in terms of the actual production and exchange of real things it is not. Henry Hazlitt
When the government makes loans or subsidies to business, what it does is to tax successful private business in order to support unsuccessful private business. Henry Hazlitt
Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. The inherent difficulties of the subject would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by a factor that is insignificant in , say, physics, mathematics, or medicine - the special pleading of selfish interests. Henry Hazlitt
The mounting burden of taxation not only undermines individual incentives to increased work and earnings, but in a score of ways discourages capital accumulation and distorts, unbalances, and shrinks production. Total real wealth and income is made smaller than it would otherwise be. On net balance there is more poverty rather than less. Henry Hazlitt
The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it. Henry Hazlitt
The 'private sector' of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector, and the 'public sector' is, in fact, the coercive sector. Henry Hazlitt
The first requisite of a sound monetary system is that it put the least possible power over the quantity or quality of money in the hands of the politicians. Henry Hazlitt
Practically all government attempts to redistribute wealth and income tend to smother productive incentives and lead toward general impoverishment. Henry Hazlitt
Your people, sir, is nothing but a great beast Alexander Hamilton
So when I'm in that teddy bear suit, I'm like a creepy, sexy baby. Miley Cyrus
Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. Adolf Hitler
There is a difference between making a conscious choice and being led to believe that you are making a conscious choice. Lenon Honor
'Obama and his allies are promoting a medical system that is the third leading cause of death in America. It’s that stark and it’s that simple.'Jon Rappoport
Obama recently warned some college graduates against being all worried about government tyranny, and Obama has good reason to warn you against that because worrying about government tyranny is the exact sort of thing that will get you audited. Or, when Obamacare is in full force, it will be the attitude that gets you denied life saving health care. So have faith in government. Or it will get you. Frank J. Fleming
Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. the supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. Noah Webster(Wow, How things have changed since this quote.)
We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought by the Military Industrial Complex Dwight D. Eisenhower 1961
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. John F. Kennedy
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. Rahm Emanuel
Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection of the dollar, the rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened. Ron Paul
Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie. Shannon L. Alder
There can't be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. Henry Kissinger
THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. Hunter S. Thompson
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded. Friedrich August von Hayek
To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm. Friedrich August von Hayek
A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers. Friedrich August von Hayek
Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom. Friedrich August von Hayek
I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments. Friedrich August von Hayek
Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order. Friedrich August von Hayek
Our faith in freedom does not rest on the foreseeable results in particular circumstances but on the belief that it will, on balance, release more forces for the good than for the bad. Friedrich August von Hayek
A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom. Friedrich August von Hayek
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? Saint Augustine
The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty. Albert Pike
It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. James Monroe
True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate. Marquis de Lafayette
Sovereignty must not be used for inflicting harm on anyone, whether citizen or foreigner. Ludwig von Mises
You can be a thousand different women. It's your choice which one you want to be. It's about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, 'This is my kingdom.' Salma Hayek
Liberty, then, is the sovereignty of the individual, and never shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost. Josiah Warren
Globalization creates economic policies where the transnationals lord over us, and the result is misery and unemployment. Evo Morales
One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart. Carlos Santana
In the cabaret of globalization, the state shows itself as a table dancer that strips off everything until it is left with only the minimum indispensable garments: the repressive force. Subcomandante Marcos
At the end of the day, we supported globalization because we wanted to be able to buy cheaper computers, cheaper vehicles, cheaper clothes and cheaper furniture. Wal-Mart parking lots were jammed with North American workers buying bargain-basement-priced goods made in China even if in the process they were shopping themselves right out of their own jobs. Jeff Rubin
We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control.... Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent. Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976
Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton. Bertrand Russell
None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important. Thomas Jefferson
A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen. James Madison
What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins. Elbridge Gerry
The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government. Henry David Thoreau
I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principles of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. Thomas Jefferson
Standing armies can never consist of resolute robust men, they may be well-disciplined machines, but they will seldom contain men under the influence of strong passions, or with very vigorous faculties. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The government is lying. WOODMAN
A Marriage License is a contract created by the government that allows you and your significant other to join in union. Question: Why in the world are YOU asking ANYONE for PERMISSION to love another human being? Wait...wait...you need a PERMIT TO BE IN LOVE?....and have that love recognized by our government??? What is going on here? Do we live in a monarchy? Are we really resigned to begging the "kings and queens" of our wholly corrupt system for the concession to follow the love within our hearts? If you are in love with your partner and you signed a marriage contract, you didn't just sign an agreement with your loved one, you signed a contract with the government. Period. You didn't just marry your partner, you also married the United States government And believe you me, the latter is definitely gonna cheat on you." Claudia Pavonis
Words offer the means to meaning and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice...intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance, coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told...if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. V for Vendetta
When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don't learn nothing, cause hey, it's not your fault, it's his fault, over there. Joe Strummer
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. Erica Jong
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
When you blame others, you give up your power to change. Robert Anthony
You see? You cannot kill me. There is no flesh and blood within this cloak to kill. There is only an idea. V smiles. And ideas are bulletproof."V For Vendetta
Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. Joseph Campbell
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. John Burroughs
The primary reason for a tariff is that it enables the exploitation of the domestic consumer by a progress indistinguishable from sheer robbery. Albert J Nock
Considering mankind's indifference to freedom, their easy gullibility and their facile response to conditioning, one might very plausibly argue that collectivism is the political mode best suited to their disposition and their capacities. Albert J. Nock
The glossary of politics is so full of euphemistic words and phrases as in the nature of things it must be that one would suppose politicians must sometimes strain their wits to coin them. Albert J. Nock
There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man's needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth, this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by others, this is the political means. Albert J. Nock
It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own. Albert J. Nock
The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests. Albert J. Nock
The question of who is right and who is wrong has seemed to me always too small to be worth a moment's thought, while the question of what is right and what is wrong has seemed all-important. Albert J. Nock
The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner. Albert J. Nock
But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Declaration of Independence
The modern susceptibility to conformity and obedience to authority indicates that the truth endorsed by authority is likely to be accepted as such by a majority of the people. David Edwards
The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself and the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression and obedience. Justice William O. Douglas
The man who asks of freedom anything other than itself is born to be a slave. Alexis de Tocqueville
Censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion... In the long run it will create a generation incapable of appreciating the difference between independence of thought and subservience. Henry Steele Commager
Justice in the hands of the powerful is merely a governing system like any other. Why call it justice? Let us rather call it injustice, but of a sly effective order, based entirely on cruel knowledge of the resistance of the weak, their capacity for pain, humiliation and misery. Georges Bernanos
They would be the shepherds over us, their sheep. Certainly such an arrangement presupposes that they are naturally superior to the rest of us. And certainly we are fully justified in demanding from the legislators and organizers proof of this natural superiority. Frederic Bastiat
You know, everybody believes in free speech until you start questioning them about it. Larry Flynt
Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection. Neal Boortz
Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful. Charles Bradlaugh
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny. Hugo Black
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. Herbert Hoover
To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. Frederick Douglass
Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights. Thomas Sowell
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself. Salman Rushdie
It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. Samuel Adams
'It's been said, "All is an illusion." That's an insufficient distinction, more accurately, it's all a perception.'Eldon Taylor
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
We are sun and moon, dear friend, we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other, it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other's opposite and complement. Hermann Hesse
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life. John Lennon
If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect. Jacques Yves Cousteau
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. Mahatma Gandhi
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. Erich Fromm
I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood. Kevin Bacon
Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul. Little Richard
The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system. Milton Friedman
My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm - as in abortion, sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use, or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as matters of free choice in a representative democracy. Camille Paglia
As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from governmental intrusion. Stewart Dalzell
The only thing nicer than a phone that didn't ring all the time (or indeed at all) was six phones that didn't ring all the time (or indeed at all). Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion. William J. Brennan
The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. Potter Stewart
I believe the American people have a genuine and justifiable fear of government intrusion in what they instinctively know is going to be an ever more intrusive world. Joe Biden
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
We are sleeping on a volcano... A wind of revolution blows, the storm is on the horizon. Alexis de Tocqueville
The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing. Alexis de Tocqueville
As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in? Alexis de Tocqueville
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. Alexis de Tocqueville
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. Alexis de Tocqueville
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it. Alexis de Tocqueville
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. Alexis de Tocqueville
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. Alexis de Tocqueville
There are men - now in power in this country - who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. John Lindsay
And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
The fundamental problem is that there's no credibility in the judicial system, which is a system that's been completely politicized. This is retaliation and selective repression. Leopoldo Lopez
Repression will provoke rebellion. Hugh Williamson
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out. Abbie Hoffman
The seed of revolution is repression. Woodrow Wilson
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. W. E. B. Du Bois
The Genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbsBacon
Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answersVoltaire
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. H. L. Mencken
What, Me Worry? Bernank E. Neuman
Leaks are not the problem, they are the symptom. They reveal a disconnect between what people want and need to know and what they actually do know. The greater the secrecy, the more likely a leak. Heather Brooke
If governments did not mislead their citizens so often, there would be less need for secrecy, and if leaders knew they could not rely on keeping the public in the dark about what they are doing, they would have a powerful incentive to behave better. Peter Singer
Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction. Edward Teller
Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news. John le Carre
Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of. Bill Moyers
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness. Niels Bohr
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government. Jeremy Bentham
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Buddha
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction. Adolf Hitler
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend. Aeschylus
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison. Andre Maurois
Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is. Mitt Romney
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. Henry A. Wallace
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees. Victor Hugo
There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion, but the wicked man is saturated with it. Chanakya
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. Benjamin Franklin
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge. Elbert Hubbard
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. Albert Camus
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear. Mahatma Gandhi
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. Dalai Lama
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. Confucius
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom. Calvin Coolidge
Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing. Calvin Coolidge
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct. Calvin Coolidge
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Calvin Coolidge
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. Calvin Coolidge
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. Calvin Coolidge
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Calvin Coolidge
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. Calvin Coolidge
Reality, unlike perception, cannot be changed by propaganda. Charles Hugh Smith
The notion that better engineering can solve all our problems is rooted in an ignorance of non-linear systems and selective/wishful thinking. Charles Hugh Smith
Humans are wired to feel uncomfortable with uncertainty and contingency, and so we gravitate to a position after a short time even if we have no new information. Charles Hugh Smith
The human mind has a superglue-like quality: Once a viewpoint has been plucked from the swirling chaos of beliefs and explanations, then the mind quickly solidifies that view, resisting any future modification. Charles Hugh Smith
The problems of the global economy are not based in perception, but in the reality of prices, balance sheets and income statements, vast concentrations of wealth and power, precarious systemic imbalances, ruthless exploitation, and command economies mismanaged by Central State/Bank policy and manipulation. Charles Hugh Smith
So now that the illusion of infinite growth is being exposed, the corresponding ballooning entitlements that enticed the larger public to become complicit in the illusion are becoming unglued. Charles Hugh Smith
One of the dirty little secrets of the stock market rally is that the rising corporate profits that powered it are largely phantom profits. They are artifacts of currency devaluation, not an increase in efficiency or production of goods and services. Charles Hugh Smith
Would we as a nation be better off dealing with the truth rather than believing fantasies that prop up the Status Quo and the Fed's dearly beloved measure of the economy, the stock market? How often does accepting illusion help us navigate real life? Short answer: never. Charles Hugh Smith
'What is needed is not a revolution in the opposite direction, but the opposite of a revolution.'Joseph de Maistre
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore! Howard Beale
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute. Dalai Lama
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. Edgar Allan Poe
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. Albert Einstein
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu
a government that lies is a government that should not be....woodman
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! Bob Marley
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. Robert A. Heinlein
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and besides it annoys the pig. Robert A. Heinlein
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein
There are no dangerous weapons, there are only dangerous men. Robert A. Heinlein
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. Robert A. Heinlein
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. Robert A. Heinlein
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein
I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them, if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. Robert A. Heinlein
Life is about learning, when you stop learning, you die. Tom Clancy
In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything. Tom Clancy
i am not a number. I am a free man. Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha"
No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there's something bad about it. Tom Clancy
Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there's somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can't do that. Tom Clancy
I've made up stuff that's turned out to be real, that's the spooky part. Tom Clancy
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. Tom Clancy
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. Tom Clancy
'If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.'Emma Goldman
I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as perfectly satisfied that the Union of the United States in its form and adoption is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament. Benjamin Rush
'Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.'Robin Morgan
'The remark of the Emperor Julian, on the story of The Tree of Knowledge, is worth observing. 'If,' said he, 'there ever had been, or could be, a Tree of Knowledge, instead of God forbidding man to eat thereof, it would be that of which he would order him to eat the most.' Thomas Paine
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."H. L. Mencken
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it all for themselves. Aaron Swartz
Anarchism declares that private enterprise, whether individual or cooperative, is equal to all the undertakings of society. Voltairine de Cleyre
As long as the working-people fold hands and pray the gods in Washington to give them work, so long they will not get it. Voltairine de Cleyre
This is not a question of expediency, but of right. In antebellum days the proposition was not, Are the blacks good enough to be free? but, Have they the right? So today the question is not, Will outrages result from freeing humanity? but, Has it the right to life, the means of life, the opportunities of happiness? Voltairine de Cleyre
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one. Voltairine de Cleyre
A man won't steal, ordinarily, unless that which he steals is something he cannot as easily get without stealing, in liberty the cost of stealing would involve greater difficulties than producing, and consequently he would not be apt to steal. Voltairine de Cleyre
Government is as unreal, as intangible, as unapproachable as God. Try it, if you don't believe it. Seek through the legislative halls of America and find, if you can, the Government. In the end you will be doomed to confer with the agent, as before. Voltairine de Cleyre
Note the difference between a right and a privilege. A right, in the abstract, is a fact, it is not a thing to be given, established, or conferred, it is. Voltairine de Cleyre
The paramount question of the day is not political, is not religious, but is economic. The crying-out demand of today is for a circle of principles that shall forever make it impossible for one man to control another by controlling the means of his existence. Voltairine de Cleyre
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem
Only an educated and informed people will be a free people. John F. Kennedy
The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free. John F. Kennedy
Freedom is the alone unoriginated birthright of man, and belongs to him by force of his humanity, and is independence on the will and co-action of every other in so far as this consists with every other person's freedom. Immanuel Kant
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. John DalbergActon, The History of Freedom
We thought (the United States) could lead us to freedom, but they led us into feardom, not freedom. Giannina Braschi, United States of Banana (2011).
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Albert Einstein
Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom. Benjamin N. Cardozo, (1937)
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. Mark Twain
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. Mark Twain
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, Truth isn't. Mark Twain
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress, but I repeat myself. Mark Twain
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it. George Carlin
If you can just convince the dope people that the gun people are right and the gun people that the dope people are right, we could actually live in a lot more freedom. Penn Jillette
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. I will Choose Freewill. Neil Peart
When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. George Carlin
I mean, I've always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else's hair. Clint Eastwood
A lot of people think 'Alice's Restaurant' was an anti-war song. It's not. It's an anti-idiot song. Arlo Guthrie
This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ours, cause we don't give a darn. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that's all we wanted to do. Woody Guthrie
A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge. Dave Barry
Who will protect the public when the police violate the law? Ramsey Clark
How can I make a movie about the violence of the police if the police aren't going to let me film it? Jose Padilha
Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it. Edward Snowden
Truths begin by a conflict with the police - and end by calling them in. Emile M. Cioran
Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny, democracy, not dictatorship, the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police. Tony Blair
The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun. George Orwell
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. William S. Burroughs
There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. Hubert H. Humphrey
‘Ask for work. If they don't give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread.’Emma Goldman
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." – Yoda
'The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.'Tacitus
'A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.'Tacitus
'A bad peace is even worse than war.'Tacitus
One of the most profound aspects of the cannabis experience for me is its ability to act as a counterbalance to my personal male dominance syndrome. That is, cannabis allows me a reprieve from the otherwise distracting male-conditioned response of attempting to dominate my environment. DJ Short
A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering. Edmund Burke
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it. Wendell Berry
The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent. Martin Luther King Jr.
Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it. Philip K. Dick
Nothing is more necessary or stronger in us than rebellion. Georges Bataille
Dominance. Control. These things the unjust seek most of all. And so it is the duty of the just to defy dominance and to challenge control. Robert Fanney
When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. C.P. Snow
I refuse to settle for what you call reality. Solange nicole
On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break. Robert Anton Wilson
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization. Winston Churchill
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. Henry David Thoreau
Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man. Johnnie Cochran
On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War. Michael Badnarik
I just think it's shocking how many of these young people wind up in prison and they get turned into hardcore criminals because they had a possession of a very small amount of controlled substance. Pat Robertson
The drug war is a total scam, prescription drugs kill 300K a year, while marijuana kills no one, but they spend billions/year 'fighting' it, because pot heads make for good little slaves to put into private prisons, owned by the banks who launder the drug money, and it's ALL DOCUMENTED. Alex E. Jones
People trust their eyes above all else - but most people see what they wish to see, or what they believe they should see, not what is really there. Zoë Marriott
In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People. Eugene Victor Debs
Do actions agree with words? There's your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words. Frank Herbert
When one with honeyed words but evil mind Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state. Euripides
You just sit there and tolerate it, the same way everything in this country is tolerated. Every deception, every lie, every bullet in the brains. Just as you are already tolerating bullets in the brains that will be implemented only after the bullet is put in your brains. Imre Kertész
When one feels no shame in telling a deliberate lie, there is no evil, I tell you, he will not do. Buddha
It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived. René Descartes
Questions are only offensive to those who have something to hide. Gary Hopkins
Deception can only live in the darkness and shadows. There is no place for it to hide once it is illuminated. Molly Friedenfeld
Do not rely on the government for anything, especially your survival. Fr. Frog
Remember, when disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed. Steven Cyros
Self-Reliance is a prerequisite to the complete freedom to act. Marion G. Romney
Be prepared, self-reliant, and independent. Times of plenty are times to live providently and lay up in store. Times of scarcity are times to live frugally and draw on those stores. Bishop Keith B. McMullin
By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. Ben Franklin
Learn to sustain yourselves, lay up grain and flour, and save it against a day of scarcity. Brigham Young
Make preparations in advance ... you never have trouble if you are prepared for it. Theodore Roosevelt
Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program. Spencer W. Kimball
Take your money, burn it up like an asteroid
Now the End of the World is an abstraction because it has never happened. It has no existence in the real world. It will cease to be an abstraction only when it happens-if it happens. (I do not claim to know God's mind on the subject-nor to possess any scientific knowledge about a still non- existent future). I see only a mental image & its emotional ramifications, as such I...
"love and love and nothing else is all i need"
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Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception." Carl Sagan
Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward. Patricia Sampson
The worst thing you can do for anyone you care about is anything that they can do on their own. Abraham Lincoln
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. Napoleon Bonaparte
Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got. Janis Joplin
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne
Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you. Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching
I'd rather die my way than live yours. Lauren Oliver
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. John F. Kennedy
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. John F. Kennedy
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. John F. Kennedy
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. John F. Kennedy
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. John F. Kennedy
I did my best to pull quotes which show JFK in a good light. The man was a statist and if he were President today, I would feel the same about him as I do anyone who holds that office. They are puppets and nothing more."Grimnir
There's a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot." President John F Kennedy 7 days before his assasination
The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule." Friedrich August von Hayek
The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence. Ron Paul
If we must die, we die defending our rights. Sitting Bull
if your gonna die, die with your boots on
When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties. Marquis de Lafayette
Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. Ayn Rand
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing. Ronald Reagan
Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man. Thomas Jefferson
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. Ayn Rand
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind. Thomas Jefferson
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote, a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority, the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities. Ayn Rand
Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Ernest Hemingway
When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead. Ernest Hemingway
War is no longer made by simply analysed economic forces if it ever was. War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed to satisfy the people they misrule. Ernest Hemingway
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. Ernest Hemingway
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes. Ernest Hemingway
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. Ernest Hemingway
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. Ernest Hemingway
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ernest Hemingway
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency, the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity, both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. Ernest Hemingway
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein
Ultimately, it's an illusion that you can understand yourself. Paul Schrader
The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one. Brooks Atkinson
Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality. Herman Wouk
We don't believe other people's experiences can tell us all that much about our own. I think this is an illusion of uniqueness. Daniel Gilbert
You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow. Luigi Pirandello
The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time. We can't even comprehend it. It's such an illusion, it's such a strange thing. Anthony Hopkins
Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody. Angela Carter
If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered. Stanley Kubrick
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Albert Einstein
'THEY don't care about what you know, THEY only care about how much you care about what you know.'John B. Wells
this is heaven and hell and everything humans have imagined ... where you go from here is something beyond imagination." Grimnir
If we could just find out who's in charge, we could kill him. George Carlin
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist. George Carlin
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. George Carlin
I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work. George Carlin
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence? George Carlin
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. George Carlin
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. George Carlin
The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept. George Carlin
When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. George Carlin
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. George Carlin
Race, Religion, Ethnic pride, and Nationalism etc. does nothing but teach you how to hate people that you've never met. Doug Stanhope
Whether the reasoning for these laws is insurance costs, more opportunities for random taxation through traffic stops, curbing lost production or any other justification that could be offered, the bottom line is that it isn't governments place. You own your body. No legislation should infringe on that. Doug Stanhope
Tradition and heritage are all dead people's baggage, stop carrying it. Move forward. Doug Stanhope
You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it and you wave a flag celebrating it. Doug Stanhope
If marriage didn't exist, would you invent it? Would you go 'Baby, this shit we got together, it's so good we gotta get the government in on this shit. We can't just share this commitment 'tweenst us. We need judges and lawyers involved in this shit, baby. It's hot!' Doug Stanhope
There's only two types of people who are against drugs: the people who have never done drugs and the people who really sucked at doing drugs. Doug Stanhope
All illegal narcotics are medicinal. Boredom is a disease worse than cancer. Drugs cure it, with little or no side effects if used as directed. Life's temporary for a reason, it gets boring after awhile. Doug Stanhope
If you're gonna have a pro-drug argument, start the argument where it starts: I have the right to do what ever the hell I want to my own body, if it kills me slowly, happy for me, fuck you, clack clack (miming a pump action shotgun) stop me! Doug Stanhope
It's thirty days since the terrorist act. George Bush has told us to go back to our normal lives and to go back to what we used to do, so I've gone back to thinking that George Bush is a soft-headed tit and a danger to all of us. Doug Stanhope
Don't learn from other people's mistakes. That's the worst advice you could ever get. Other people are fucking morons. Wrestling's the number one show on cable television. You're gonna learn from their mistakes? They're fuckin tools! You might be the first guy who could to do it right and be a hero for all of us. Take a chance and learn to fly there, Orville Wright! Doug Stanhope
Not all drugs are good, all right? Some of them...are great. Just gotta know your way around them, is all. Bill Hicks
It amazes me how afraid they are of 1 person. basically a joke blower! Bill Hicks
All governments are lying cocksuckers. Bill Hicks
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves. Bill Hicks
Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? Bill Hicks
I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me. Bill Hicks
Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. Bill Hicks
Folks, it's time to evolve. That's why we're troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything's failing? It's because, um they're no longer relevant. We're supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right? Bill Hicks
The worst kind of non-smokers are the ones that come up to you and cough. That's pretty fucking cruel isn't it? Do you go up to cripples and dance too? Bill Hicks
I loved when Bush came out and said, 'We are losing the war against drugs.' You know what that implies? There's a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it. Bill Hicks
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong. Groucho Marx
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception. Groucho Marx
When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'. Groucho Marx
Die, my dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do! Groucho Marx
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx
Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. Groucho Marx
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member. Groucho Marx
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx
It always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela
I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists. Nelson Mandela
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. Nelson Mandela
Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.! Nelson Mandela
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. Nelson Mandela
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. Nelson Mandela
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. Nelson Mandela
In my country we go to prison first, then become President." Nelson Mandela
When you can get away with anything, you will stop at nothing. robwerks
'The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of evil. .. Communities tend to be guided less than individuals by conscience and a sense of responsibility. How much misery does this fact cause mankind! It is the source of wars and every kind of oppression, which fill the earth with pain, sighs and bitterness.' Albert Einstein
Pay off your debt first. Freedom from debt is worth more than any amount you can earn. Mark Cuban
Of the best rulers, The people only know that they exist, the next best they love and praise the next they fear, and the next they revile. When they do not command the people's faith, some will lose faith in them, and then they resort to oaths! But of the best when their task is accomplished, their work done, the people all remark, We have done it ourselves. Lao Tzu
no more talk here" Beatle
roads very bad, very very bad taxi driver
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is. John Louis von Neumann
Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity. Aaron Swartz
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain: that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist."Lysander Spooner
I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest, to make money they don’t want, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like. Emile Gauvreau
The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it's profits or so dependant on it's favors, that there will be no opposition from that class. Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863
Let it be said once and for all, secret societies have not always been formed for evil purposes. On the contrary, many have arisen from the highest aspirations of the human mind–the desire for knowledge of eternal verities. The evil arising from such systems has usually consisted in the perversion of principles that once were pure and holy. Richard Cassaro
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names." Chinese Proverb
Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country. Eric Hoffer
'I was asked to memorize what I did not understand, and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.'Aleister Crowley
Background checks are gun confiscation. Grimnir
Supporting gun bans is pro-crime. Michael Rivero
The belief in authority is the root of all evil Larken Rose
Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. Yogi Berra
The game isn't over until it's over.yogi berra
When you come to a fork in the road, take it."yogi berra
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."yogi berra
The future ain't what it used to be."yogi berra
You should always go to other people's funerals. Otherwise they won't come to yours.yogi berra
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. Yogi Berra
'I think we were Hacked'Grammy
If you expect to get freedom out of voting, you don't understand voting or freedom. R Lee Wrights
Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people." Heinrich Heine
Cognitive Dissonance: The excessive mental stress and discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time. This stress and discomfort may also arise within an individual who holds a belief and performs a contradictory action or reaction. Michael Brennan
Do or Do Not, there is not TryYoda
Men, it has been well said, think in herds, it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one." Charles MacKay,
Recede, Resist, Rebel and Reload Solomon
No matter what country you live in your government sees you as a milk cow, if things really get tough for them they'll treat you as a beef cow. Keep that in mind." Doug Casey
All Stanley's life he said, 'Never, ever go near power. Don't become friends with anyone who has real power. It's dangerous.'" Christiena Kubrick
......our entire universe is contained in the mind and the spirit. We may choose not to find access to it, we may even deny its existence, but it is indeed there inside us, and there are chemicals that can catalyze its availability." Alexander Shuglin
What if somebody came along with a key, and gave us the chance to set ourselves free, then generously pointed in the right direction? Would that just make us angry? Perpetuate our misery? Would you sit there idly, or stand up and run to be free? Was there something more that I was supposed to be, than a slave to fantasy living vicariously? I've been waiting patiently for somebody to set me free, never realizing somebody is me, or that I was somebody.Ray Koefoed
Collecting an entrance fee to the human race
Any quote too long to fit on a bumper sticker will never be remembered Grimnir
you might take my liberty but you can never take my freedom robwerks
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."Frederick Douglass
If mankind does not end war war will end mankind" JFK
Fuck money, the love of government is the root of all evilrobwerks
China is 5,000 years old civilization, USA is 200+ years genocidal empire on its way to its demise. Don C
We suffer more often in imagination than from Reality." Seneca
the boogieman is gonna git ya! Grimnir
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800. Inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial.
The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. ...And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day, because the owners of this country know the truth. George Carlin
People are fucking nuts. This country is full of nitwits and assholes. You ever notice that? Nitwits, assholes, fuckups, scumbags, jerkoffs, and dipshits. And they all vote. In fact, sometimes you get the impression that they're the only ones who vote. George Carlin
I read very, very slowly. Sometimes I see myself referred to as a well-read man. As a manner of fact, I have not read a great quantity of books, but I think about what I read, and it sticks. Lucien Price
I will not run in 2016 due to a brain tumor found during my colonoscopy. Hillery Clinton
To deprive mankind of their natural right and power of creating wealth for themselves, is as great a tyranny as it is to rob them of it after they have created it. And this is done by all laws against honest banking. Lysander Spooner
If you don't do your own thinking, someone else will do it for you.Edward de Bono
Triangle man, triangle man. Triangle man hates person man. They have a fight, triangle wins. Triangle man TMBG
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted" Jim Morrison
[Darth_Romes] i got so used to swinging it id go out and play with it and use it as a toy
To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire
I don't want a nation of thinkers. I want a nation of workers." John D. Rockefeller
Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy shit,what a ride!'" Hunter Thompson
in my view, folks should stop comparing doge to the bankster created global fake fiat economy and start seeing things from a real universal community created dogeconomy Grimnir
War is when you government tells you who is the enemy. Revolution is when you get to pick your enemy yourself.Some Extremist
You're only given a little spark of madness, you mustn't lose it."Robin Williams
Bitcoin is evil." Paul Krugman
Welcome to the ReservationRussell Means
One who has freed themselves from all restrictions has reached perfection... their potential fulfilled. Perfect strength, perfect power, perfect destiny. Yuthura Ban
I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don't have as many people who believe it George Carlin
Background Checks are gun confiscation Grimnir
I have over 4000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS. People just submitted it. I don’t know why. They ‘trust me.’ Dumb fucks." Mark Zuckerberg
The soul grows by subtraction, not addition." Henry Thoreau
We first make our habits, then our habits make us." John Dryden
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime." Max Stirner
All cruelty springs from weakness." Seneca
When cops and prosecutors are willing to expend such tremendous resources to prosecute a Class C Misdemeanor for political purposes, all Americans should fear their government."Antonio Buehler
The cost of sanity in this society, is a certain level of alienation - - Terence McKenna
5 percent of the people think, 10 percent of the people think they think, and the other 85 percent would rather die than think.Edison
Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head. Warren Buffett
Five percent of the people think, ten percent of the people think they think, and the other eighty five percent would rather die than think."Edison
'You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future too much.'Unknown
'I wasn't much of a petty thief. I wanted the whole world for nothing.'Charles Bukowski
I took no pride in my solitude, but I was dependent on it. The darkness of the room was like sunlight to me. Charles Bukowski
the exercise of power in any institutionalized form whether economic, political, religious, or sexual brutalizes both the wielder of power and the one over whom it is exercised Martha A. Ackelsberg
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." Paulo Coelho The Alchemist
'"We are in charge of God's selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the Pale Horse, death...We do this for the sake of the world.'Barbara Marx Hubbard
We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the last moment before quantum transformation. The destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body. Barbara Marx Hubbard
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP Leonard Nimoy's last tweet.
<@queite> how do you not need to swallow for 20 minutes with it in your mouth?
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Dr. Seuss
If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first. Mark Twain
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. Aldous Huxley
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity." Robert A. Heinlein
The greatest thing I know is that I know nothing Socrates
Not only can no one predict the future, we don't understand the present and there isn't even any certainty about the pastHarry Browne
All government, of course, is against liberty."H. L. Mencken
Just once, I would like to wake up, turn on the news, and hear..."Today has been canceled, go back to sleep."Grumpy Cat
Give government the weapons to fight your enemy and it will use them against you. Harry Browne
'If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshi.'W.C. Fields
There will come a day, in the not too distant-future, where having been a member of the U.S. military will carry with it the same shame as having been a member of the militaries of Mao, Stalin or Hitler. Friends don't let friends act as terrorists and murderers for politicians. Larkin Rose
I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum - ? George Bernard Shaw
"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it isn't open"
Frank Zappa
Like Vincent Van Gogh. He lost his mind in his game. I have lost my mind also. But I am happy with that. I feel to reach the high pinnacle in anything you do, you must almost become insane to what you are doing. Conor McGregor
'You worms are no match for the dark side.'Darth Maul
I don't think it's fair to be waving your dick around when people are minding their own business and might not want to see it." Lemmy
'Nothing is more foolish than dropping a hunting gun before herds of ferocious wolves.'DPRK
The United States is the aggressor with all kinds of nuclear weapons, waiting to invade our country, so having a hydrogen bomb is the right thing, the legitimate right of a sovereign state, which nobody can complain about. It would be stupid to put down your gun as you are faced by fierce wolves rushing at you. DPRK
'If the Earth was round everything would roll away.'Dennis Murphy
The rich would be better off if half or two thirds of their wealth were distributed among their poor fellow men. Lewis Tappan
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."CowboyTech
'A fully functioning human ought to be able to be aware of his or her reality tunnel, and able to keep it flexible enough to accommodate, and to some degree empathize with, different reality tunnels, different "game rules", different cultures..'Robert Anton Wilson
'Common sense is not so common.'Voltaire
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable... H.L. Mencken
How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us and our predecessors." Pope Leo X (15131521)
The danger of psychedelic drugs, the danger of mind-opening, the danger of consciousness expansion, the danger of inner discovery is a danger to the establishment. Timothy Leary
The difference between a beer and your opinion is that I asked for a beer. @AnarchyBarbie
Everything is a rich man's TRICK FreeEnslaved
Prince "Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people."
Prince "Time is a mind construct. It's not real."
As human beings we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions, to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period.
u cant look me in the eye when im in that box in the ground
Charlie Parr u cant look me in the eye when im in that box in the ground
To be free, the slave must first refuse the master’s gruel. Vin Suprynowicz
the control freaks are out of control FreeNslaved
our society is run by insane people for insane objectives John Lennon
It's a Trap! Admiral Akbar
For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses. It has led Individualism entirely astray. It has made gain not growth its aim. So that man thought that the important thing was to have, and did not know that the important thing is to be. The true perfection of man lies, not in what man has, but in what m
"FreeNslaved says you can lead a person to knowledge but you cant make them drink that cool aid"
The United States Government is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion, said by John Adams at Treaty of Tripoli 1797
I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature. Its founded on mythology said by Thomas Jefferson
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. Friedrick Hayek
i don't always know what I am talking about but what I do I learned it from a small sample of anecdotal evidence.
The government was set to protect man from criminals – and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government. –Ayn Rand
what time is it... time to roll one" cloee
Reality Is Only What You Imagine It To Be Grimnir
Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been thereDavid Bowie
'The stupider it looks, the more important it probably is.'J. R. "Bob" Dobbs
There'll be no smoking in the gas chamber. Jimi Hendrix
Moses parted the Red Sea, Oppenheimer split the atom, but "Bob" cut the crap."Steve Antczak
'Polish ladies rule the world.... and thats all.'Joanna Jedrzejczyk
'If you see the Tiger it's too late. You're food.'Conor McGregor
Ask for work. If they do not give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread. Emma Goldman
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry. William F. Buckley, Jr.
the lack of remedy in Law is War. Hal Anthony
Human thinking is born out of some sort of neurological defect in the human body. Therefore, anything that is born out of human thinking is destructive. U.G. Krishnamurti
Dung it about with enginery of war! Aleister Crowley
it's tough juggling enemies when you are so busy making new ones Grimnir Freeman
You have to learn how to stay in a good mood as you overthrow the sour, puckered hallucination that is mistakenly referred to as reality. Rob Brezsny
Seeing the transparent is a trickHal Anthony
Voluntary Slavery was not OutlawedHal Anthony
you can't learn if you don't listen beyond what you hearParaphrased Plariarist, vreii
If you are what you should be - you will set the world ablaze. St Catherine of Siena
The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program. Ronald Reagan
'If somebody can't handle a Twitter account, they can't handle the nuclear codes.'Barack Obama
The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic."H.L. Mencken
you had the power all along my dear. you had to learn it for yourselfThe Good Witch
PussyDonald Trump
Go to the poor and learn, for the poor alone are charitableJack London
anarchy ... means you can't stick nothing in my assVinZ
the price of bying war propaganda is to live in fear, to live with enemies, to live in tolerating murder of innocent humans! Cirkelo
do not quote me BEATLE
Once we came to power, we were determined to hold on to it under all circumstances." Herman Goering at the Nuremburg Trials,
Go bang a bowl, think it and make it so BethZ
Can't we all just get along" Rodney King
can't we all just smoke a bong" Grimnir Freeman
A Voice to the Ear Beats a Fist to the FaceHal Anthony
Ain't nothing handier than a shirt pocketvreii
I'd Chong ThatMeisterbrau
words is wordsParaphrased Plagiarist
if you can't fix it, get a bigger hammerunknown
I won't tolerate a sassy weed guy."Capt. Gringo
Leaders have a hook attachedHal Anthony
The State has never been created by a "social contract", it has always been born in conquest and exploitation." Murray Rothbard
You cant have a revolution without ending up at the same place you startedTrustN01
Put some lipstick on that pig baby and drill!!!Nailynne Palin
a powerful fable is what can happen when you don’t pay attention to the world around you."Paraphrased Plagiarist
Kill 'em all and let g0d sort 'em outReligious Nutter
You can be fake within the approved model: that’s real. But if you’re real outside the approved model: that’s fake."Jon Rappoport
Weed is great and it loves you
Under such an extended Benefit of BAR Ass., Terror, intimidation, and dread there is no Constitutional rights, no Inalienable rights, no Rights of Man, nothing but the insult of being defined and treated an animal, a property in commerce. A Beast of Burden."Hal Anthony
This is the nature of war, whose stake is at once the game and the authority and the justification. Seen so, war is the truest form of divination. It is the testing of one's will and the will of another within that larger will which because it binds them is therefore forced to select. War is the ultimate game because war is at last a for cing of the unity of existence.War is god. Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
If it's fun, it's never work. And if it isn't fun, it'll never work.
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. John Burroughs
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about Green's law of debate
Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. Bob Marley
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Yoda
'globalists ruin the world and they want war to cover it up'Meisterbrau
The mind has no firewalls Javadr_2
Anti-Semitism is a disease you catch it from Jews Edgar J. Steele
The [insert bad guys names here] were behind [insert bad thing here]! The Rothchilds

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