Thoughts


From Herbert Hoover

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.

2015-05-02 at 13:54:36

From Cousin Lucky

The powerful do not commit crimes; they have missteps!! They do not have a different set of rules; they have no rules at all!!

2015-04-26 at 19:24:23

From John Salter

A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.

2015-04-25 at 02:27:44

From Ms Heather Rheece

I object to the security services violating my privacy in the name of
fighting terrorism. I am not a terrorist and I do not want to be
treated like one. A country in which we are all guilty until proven
innocent is not a free country any longer.

2015-04-13 at 17:20:39

From Albert Camus

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

2015-03-21 at 11:49:39

From Stephen Hawking

The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner a with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.

2015-03-10 at 03:58:08

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

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!!!