"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
"We need to move beyond the political practice of providing simple-minded answers to superficial questions by developing an understanding of the value of life that is not calculated in terms of dollars or statistics. We must respond to wars, genocides, torture, murders, rapes, the forceful taking of private property, police-brutalities, and other dehumanizing behavior, not by calculating the numbers of victims or their racial, ethnic, gender, religious, or other collective identities, or by seeking the motives of the wrongdoers; but by declaring that 'people should not do these things to other people'."
"What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing."
John W. Whitehead
"Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for ancient peoples the bait toward slavery, the price of their liberty, the instruments of tyranny. By these practices and enticements the ancient dictators so successfully lulled their subjects under the yoke, that the stupefied peoples, fascinated by the pastimes and vain pleasures flashed before their eyes, learned subservience as naively, but not so creditably, as little children learn to read by looking at bright picture books."
Etienne de La Boétie
"Set apart from the religious superstitions of the world is gospel Christianity which is based on the ultimate individuality above all political and spiritual collectivism. There is only a remnant who are spiritual beneficiaries of sovereign grace. The millions of professing Christians have fallen to the deception of the organized church and so have become integrated into the religious and political evil of authoritarianism. Evil is evil if we can remove its shroud and discern its spirit. The reward is freedom of the human spirit from political and spiritual manipulation."
"In a fully privatized libertarian order there exists no such thing as a right to free immigration. Private property implies borders and the owner’s right to exclude at will. And 'public property' has borders as well. It is not unowned. It is the property of domestic tax-payers and most definitely not the property of foreigners. And while it is true that the State is a criminal organization and that to entrust it with the task of border control will inevitably result in numerous injustices to both domestic residents and foreigners, it is also true that the State does something also when it decides not to do anything about border control and that, under the present circumstances, doing nothing at all in this regard will lead to even more and much graver injustices, in particular to the domestic citizenry."
"Of course, we know that these radical students are not going to take over the government. What they are going to do is provide the excuse for the government to take over the people, by passing more and more repressive laws to ‘keep things under control.
The radicals make a commotion in the streets while the Limousine Liberals at the top in New York and Washington are Socializing us. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A DICTATORSHIP OF THE ELITE DISGUISED AS A DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT.
The poor are merely pawns in the game…only those who understand that the Establishment’s game plan is SOCIALISM understand what is going on before their very eyes."
"Don’t get caught in the word game which confuses Communism, Socialism, the Corporate State, Fascism, and Crony Capitalism.
When you put all these terms through the wash, they come out looking the same. They mean power at the top, disguised to appear as popular movements."
"Today, many people perceive fascism as a tyrannical condition that’s suddenly imposed by a dictator, but this is rarely the case. Fascism is in fact a logical step. Just as voters succumb over time to the promises of socialism, so a parallel decline occurs as fascism slowly replaces capitalism. Fascism may appear to be capitalism, but it’s the antithesis of a free market."
"Devalue the currency, you devalue the labor of men.
Devalue the labor of men, you devalue the morality of the culture.
Devalue the morality of the culture, the culture crumbles.
The bankers then buy the crumbs."