Thoughts


From Camille Paglia

American and British feminism has amazingly collapsed backward again into whining, narcissistic victimology...Too many of todays young feminists seem to want hovering, paternalistic authority figures to protect and soothe them, an attitude I regard as servile, reactionary and glaringly bourgeois!

2015-02-28 at 18:55:24

From Friedrich A. Hayek

Responsibility, not to a superior, but to ones conscience, the awareness of a duty not exacted by compulsion, the necessity to decide which of the things one values are to be sacrificed to others, and to bear the consequences of ones own decision, are the very essence of any morals which deserve the name.

2015-02-19 at 15:39:53

From Jack D. Forbes

I have come to the conclusion that imperialism and exploitation are forms
of cannibalism and, in fact, are precisely those forms of cannibalism
which are most diabolical or evil.

2015-02-16 at 02:59:37

From Albert Jay Nock

There is no social engineering that can radically renovate a civilization and change its character, and at the same time keep it going, for civilization is an affair of the human spirit, and the direction of the human spirit cannot be reset by means that are, after all, mechanical. The best thing is to follow the order of nature, and let a moribund civilization simply rot away, and indulge what hope one can that it will be followed by one that is better. This is the course that nature will take with such a civilization anyway, in spite of anything we do or do not do. Revolts, revolutions, dictatorships, experiments and innovations in political practice, all merely mess up this process and make it a sadder and sorrier business than it need be. They are only so much machinery, and machinery will not express anything beyond the intentions and character of those who run it.

2015-02-14 at 18:07:40

From Brandon Smith

There is literally nothing left to the financial system but rigged statistics, false promises, and ever expanding debt. In fact, the concept of debt creation is the only thing holding our United States facade of an economy together.

2014-11-05 at 19:13:30

From Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought — not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.

2014-10-17 at 23:40:09

From John F. Kennedy

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

2014-09-16 at 02:17:30

From Neil Postman

In the age of advanced technology, spiritual devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate. In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk: culture-death is a clear possibility.

2014-09-14 at 04:12:54

From Kristian Williams

Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.

2014-09-11 at 09:55:32

More From Paul Craig Roberts

It is completely obvious that no one in Washington has enough sense to be in government. In Washington power is in demonic and idiotic hands. Washington consists of the largest collection of criminal fools in human history. The threat to life on earth has never been as great as it is at this time. The crazed fools in Washington and the reckless scum that comprise the Western media are brewing Armageddon.

2014-07-31 at 21:37:48

From U.S. Marine Smedley Darlington Butler

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a Racketeer, a Gangster for Capitalism (Corporatism). I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American Oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped Purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American Sugar Interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American Fruit Companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his Rackets in three districts. I Operated On Three Continents.

2014-06-28 at 17:38:09

From Ms Rosa Parks

I have learned over the years that when ones mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

2014-06-09 at 03:43:32

More From Paul Craig Roberts

America is a Great Big Lie. There is no truth in what we are told. The entire country, along with that part of the world under Washingtons thumb, is run for about six private interest groups. The rest of us are being fleeced. In America hate and the cultivation of hate is alive and well. But not a single moral virtue is.

2014-06-07 at 05:16:34

From Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg trials after World War II

Why of course the people do not 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 do not 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. 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.

2014-05-18 at 18:09:56

From Jacob G. Hornberger

Consider the Racist aspects of the drug war-how it has been enforced in a vicious and arbitrary way against people of color. Bigoted cops have had a field day with the drug war because it has enabled them to continue beating up, abusing, stopping, searching, and humiliating black people in a perfectly legal way. What arguments are left for continuing the war on drugs? The only argument left is an illegitimate one: that law enforcement has grown dependent on the drug war and does not want to let go of the Bribes, Drug Deals, Asset Forfeitures, and Totalitarian-type Powers that come with the drug war. It is time for the American people to say, "Enough Is Enough," just as Americans did with the corruption that came with the Prohibition of Booze.

2014-04-28 at 16:20:49

As You Traverse This Life Please Try To Remember That There Are No Absolute Mistakes; There Are Only Errors In Your Perceived Judgement As To The Likely Outcomes Of Your Actions!!!