Saturday, July 30, 2011


Equality is reassurance your neighbor
will not get too far ahead of you.
Source: Lilija Valis, Freedom on the Fault Line, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.
Source: H. L. Mencken (unsourced)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Homicidal Gamble

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.
Source:  H.G. Wells, The Salvaging of Civilization, 1921
Taken From: Wikquote

Monday, July 25, 2011

History and Bloodshed

Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory . . . and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles.
Source: Alfred Adler, The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler, Vol4, pg149, "The Other Side", 1919
Taken From:, Antiwar Quotes

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Knowledge and Darkness

Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.
Source:  Bruce Lee (Unsourced)
Taken From:, Here's Another Obligation You Didn't Sign Up For, 7/20/2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sterilization through IUD

As the world population soared, the population controllers came to believe they were fighting a war, and there would be collateral damage. Millions of intra-uterine contraceptive devices were exported to poor countries although they were known to cause infections and sterility. "Perhaps the individual patient is expendable in the general scheme of things," said a participant at a conference on the devices organised in 1962 by the Population Council, a research institute founded by John D. Rockefeller, "particularly if the infection she acquires is sterilising but not lethal." [Emphasis and spelling in original article]
Source: Review, Horrid History. The Economist: May 24, 2008
Taken From: New Eugenics and the Rise of the Global Scientific Dictatorship: The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom, Part3

Friday, July 22, 2011

Birth Control

In 1935 one representative told India's Council of State that population control was a necessity for the masses, adding that "it is not what they want, but what is good for them." The problem with the natives was that "they are born too much and they don't die enough," a public-health official in French Indochina stated in 1936.
Source: Matthew Connelly, “Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population”, 2008
Taken From: New Eugenics and the Rise of the Global Scientific Dictatorship: The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom, Part3

Thursday, July 21, 2011

On Eugenics

Francis Galton later coined the term “eugenics” to describe this emerging field. His followers believed that the ‘genetically unfit’ “would have to be wiped away,” using tactics such as, “segregation, deportation, castration, marriage prohibition, compulsory sterilization, passive euthanasia – and ultimately extermination.”
Source: Andrew Gavin Marshall, 7/5/2010
Taken From: New Eugenics and the Rise of the Global Scientific Dictatorship: The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom, Part3

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


To put it bluntly: in earlier times, it was easier to control one million people than to physically kill one million people; today, it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to control one million people.
Source: Zbigniew Brzezinski, In a Speech to Chatham House, London 2009
Taken From: Revolution and Repression in America: The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom, Part 2

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

US Imperialism

... U.S. imperialism has been the greatest force for good in the world during the past century.
Source: Max Boot, American Imperialism? No Need to Run Away from Label - 5/6/2003
Taken From: Wikipedia 

Note:  The blog author completely disagrees with Max Boot on this point.

Monday, July 18, 2011

State Degradation

The argument that capital punishment degrades the state is moonshine, for if that were true then it would degrade the state to send men to war... The state, in truth, is degraded in its very nature: a few butcheries cannot do it any further damage.
Source: HL Menkcen (Unsourced)

Sunday, July 17, 2011


All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Source: George Orwell, Animal Farm, 17 August 1945

Friday, July 15, 2011

When Money Dies

Inflation did not conjure up Hitler, any more than he, as it happened, conjured it. But it made Hitler possible. 
Source:  When Money Dies, Adam Fergusson 1975
Taken From: The Casey Report, Vol IV, Issue 7 - July 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011


ANARCHISM (from the Greek an- and arche, contrary to authority), the name given to a principle or theory of life and conduct under which society is conceived without government — harmony in such a society being obtained, not by submission to law, or by obedience to any authority, but by free agreements concluded between the various groups, territorial and professional, freely constituted for the sake of production and consumption, as also for the satisfaction of the infinite variety of needs and aspirations of a civilized being.
Source: Prince Peter A. Kropotkin
Taken From: Wikiquote and Kropotkin's entry on "Anarchism" in the Encyclopædia Britannica (1910)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Guns and Sovereignty

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.
Source:  Adolf Hitler (H.R. Trevor-Roper, Hitler's Table Talks 1941-1944)
Similar Quote found on Wikiquote

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Deputies have spoken about whether dead men would approve of it, and they have spoken whether children yet unborn would approve it, but few have spoken of whether the living approve it.
Source: General Michael Collins, Dáil debate, Christmas 1921
Taken From:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Allegiance and Disobedience

You assist an unjust administration most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil administration never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul. Disobedience of the laws of an evil state is therefore a duty.
Source:  Gandhi
Taken from: Wikiquote

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Scarcity and Abundance

One of the strangest disparities of history lies between the sense of abundance felt by older and simpler societies and the sense of scarcity felt by the ostensibly richer societies of today.
Source: Richard M. Weaver
Taken From: Ideas Have Consequences, Introduction, Pg14, 1948

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bail out the Banks?

... in our system of profit and loss, we cannot possibly think that the government should bail the banks out of bad loans they made, but allow them to keep the profits on the good ones.
Source: Milton Friedman (Unsourced)
Taken From:  The Dollar Meltdown, Ch2 Quotes

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms

No slave shall keep any arms whatever, nor pass, unless with written orders from his master or employer, or in his company, with arms from one place to another. Arms in possession of a slave contrary to this prohibition shall be forfeited to him who will seize them.
Source: Thomas Jefferson
Taken From:  A Bill Concerning Slaves, Virginia Assembly, 1779

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Resistance to Government

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Source: Thomas Jefferson
Letter to James Madison (30 January 1787); referring to Shays' Rebellion

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rephrase of an old Adage

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for life. But teach a man to fish in a country without lakes or oceans, and you've wasted everyone's time.
Source:  Vedran Vuk
Taken From: Casey's Daily Dispatch, Is Biotech Looking Bubbly?, July 6th, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Resistance to Government

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.
Source: Thomas Jefferson
Letter to Abigail Smith Adams from Paris while a Minister to France (22 February 1787), referring to Shay's Rebellion

Monday, July 4, 2011

Progress, Creativity and Idea Creation

I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work. Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed. So it is with every new thing. Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready and then it is inevitable. To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense.
Source:  Henry Ford (unsourced)
Taken From:  Everything is a Remix, Pt 3

Sunday, July 3, 2011


When, after many battles past,
Both, tired with blows, make peace at last,
What is it, after all, the people get?
Why! Taxes, widows, wooden legs and debt.
Source: Samuel B. Pettengill or 1829, Moore's Almanac, under Monthly Observations
Taken From: LRC Blog, Lew Rockwell, July 2nd 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

On Truth

...the mind is below truth, not above it, and it is bound not to descant upon it, but to venerate it; that truth and falsehood are set before us for the trial of our hearts...
Source: John Henry Newman (Cardinal), An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, 2007
Taken From: LRC Blog, January 14th, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Comfort and Truth

We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because the lie is more comfortable. 
Source:  Alexander Solzhenitsyn (unsourced)
Taken From: LRC Blog, January 14th, 2011