Thoughts


And More From Friedrich A. Hayek

The Most Dangerous Person On Earth Is An Arrogant Intellectual Who Lacks
The Humility Necessary To See That Society Needs No Masters And Cannot Be
Planned From The Top Down. An Intellectual Lacking Humility Can Become
A Tyrant, And An Accomplice In The Destruction Of Civilization Itself.

2009-10-26 at 17:17:51

And More From Sheldon Richman

Someday, We Really Have To Stop Thinking Of Elected Officials As Our
Representatives. That Kind Of Talk Is Just Their Way Of Keeping Us From
Ever Realizing What They Are Doing To Us.

2009-10-24 at 21:24:20

From Thomas Merton

Fear is perhaps the greatest enemy of candor. How many men fear to
follow their conscience because they would rather conform to the opinion
of other men than to the truth they know in their hearts? How can I be
sincere if I am constantly changing my mind to conform with the shadow
of what I think others expect of me?

2009-10-23 at 22:43:37

From George S. Schuyler

The tragedy of so many intellectuals in the contemporary world is that
while opposing extreme forms of totalitarianism, they are themselves half
-totalitarian; that is to say, they express a desire for a society which
is half-controlled, half-regimented, half-planned, part capitalist, and
part socialist. This strange hybrid they have found to be a Frankenstein
Monster which, ironically, they have a great responsibility for creating.

2009-10-22 at 13:41:53

More From Will Durant

A Great Civilization Is Not Conquered From Without Until It Has
Destroyed Itself Within. The Essential Causes Of The Roman Decline Lay
In Her People, Her Morals, Her Class Struggles And Failing Trade, Her
Bureaucratic Despotism, Her Stifling Taxes, And Her Consuming Wars.

2009-10-21 at 16:30:59

More From Henry David Thoreau

The State Never Intentionally Confronts A Humans Sense, Intellectual Or
Moral, But Only Their Body, Their Senses. It Is Not Armed With Superior
Wit Or Honesty, But With Superior Physical Strength. I Was Not Born To
Be Forced. I Will Breathe After My Own Fashion. Let Us See Who Is Really
THE STRONGEST.

2009-10-19 at 18:00:51

From Cesare Beccaria

The Laws That Forbid The Carrying Of Arms..Disarm Only Those Who Are
Neither Inclined Nor Determined To Commit Any Crime! Such Laws Make
Things Worse For The Assaulted And Better For The Assailants; These
Laws Serve To Encourage Rather Than To Prevent Homicides, For An
Unarmed Man May Be Attacked With Greater Confidence Than An Armed One.

2009-10-16 at 21:48:07

From Thomas Greco

We Will Either Learn To Put Aside Our Sectarian Differences, To Recognize
All Life As One Life, To Cooperate In Sharing The Bounty Of Mother Earth,
And Yield All Control To A Higher Power - Or Else We Will Find Ourselves
Embroiled In Evermore Destructive Conflicts That Will Leave This Planet
In Ruins And Avail Only The Meanest Form Of Existence For The Few, If
There Are Any At All, Who Survive!

2009-10-15 at 21:01:57

This Is Our Time By Michel Chossudovsky

When War becomes Peace,
When Concepts and Realities are Turned Upside Down,
When Fiction becomes Truth and Truth becomes Fiction.

When a Global Military Agenda is Heralded as a " Humanitarian Endeavor, "
When the Killing of Civilians is upheld as " Mere Collateral Damage, "
When those who resist the US-NATO led invasion of Their Homeland
are Categorized as Being " Insurgents or Terrorists."

When Preemptive Nuclear War is Upheld as " Self-Defense. "

When Advanced Torture and Interrogation Techniques are Routinely
Used to Protect " Peacekeeping Operations, "
When Tactical Nuclear Weapons are heralded by the Pentagon as
" Harmless to the Surrounding Civilian Population "
When three quarters of US personal federal income tax revenues are
allocated to financing what is euphemistically referred to as
" Our National Defense, "
When the Commander in Chief of the Largest Military Force on this
Planet Earth is Presented as a " Global Peace-Maker, "
When the Lie becomes the Truth.

2009-10-12 at 19:06:32

From Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap

The Enemy Will Pass Slowly From The Offensive To The Defensive. The
Blitzkrieg Will Transform Itself Into A War Of Duration. Thus, The Enemy
Will Be Caught In A Dilemma: He Has To Drag Out The War In Order To Win
It, And Does Not Possess, On The Other Hand, The Psychological And
Political Means To Fight A Long, Drawn-Out War.

2009-10-09 at 18:11:40

Another Thought From Cousin Lucky

The Hubris, Hypocrisy, and Disdain so evident in American life is like
a narcotic that must be constantly replenished every day to keep the
Illusions Afloat " We are killing you for your own good! " might seem
like sane logic to the person uttering it; but to those people being
killed it is a very clear indication of our total Madness!!

Realistically, Our Government Is Indeed, Quite Mad!!

2009-10-11 at 12:54:03

From Philip K. Dick

Reality Is That Which, When You Stop Believing In It, Does Not Go Away!

2009-10-03 at 22:19:21

From Alston Chase

When The Search For The Truth Is Confused With Political Advocacy,
The Pursuit Of Knowledge Is Reduced To The Quest For Power!

2009-10-03 at 20:03:10

Yet More From Robert Higgs

We live, as F. A. Hayek observed as long ago as 1935, not in a market
system, but in a situation of interventionist chaos, where virtually
every market is so hog-tied by regulations, laws, and taxes or so
artificially pumped up by subsidies, regulatory advantages, and tax
loopholes that virtually nothing remains pure and unsullied by the
filthy hand of the interventionist state.

2009-10-03 at 16:09:24

The Real Mainstream Media As Seen By Cousin Lucky

Here Are The Stories, Myths, and Schemes That The Ministry Of Truth
Has Thus Far Prepared For You To Swallow Whole Today!

2009-10-03 at 15:35:08

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!!!