Quote of the Day

As the organized Left gained cultural power, it turned into a monster that found perpetual victimhood, combined with thought and speech control, the most efficient way to hold on to that power. Suddenly it was the Left, the protector of liberty, that was setting rules about what could and could not be said or even thought.

— Tammy Bruce

Advertisements

Quote of the Day

Do not seek to find hope among your leaders. They are the repositories of poison. Their interest in you extends only so far as their ability to control you. For you, they seek duty and obedience, and they will ply you with the language of stirring faith. They seek followers, and woe to those who question, or voice challenge. Civilization after civilization, it is the same. The world falls to tyranny with a whisper. The frightened are ever keen to bow to a perceived necessity, in the belief that necessity forces conformity, and conformity a certain stability. In a world shaped into conformity, dissidents stand out, are easily branded and dealt with. There is no multitude of perspectives, no dialogue. The victim assumes the face of the tyrant, self-righteous and intransigent, and wars breed like vermin. And people die.

— Steven Erikson

Quote of the Day

The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!

— Ludwig von Mises

Quote of the Day

All governments are more or less combinations against the people…and as rulers have no more virtue than the ruled…the power of government can only be kept within its constituted bounds by the display of a power equal to itself, the collected sentiment of the people.

— Benjamin Franklin Bache

Quote of the Day

What are the moral convictions most fondly held by barbarous and semi-barbarous people?

They are the convictions that authority is the soundest basis of belief; that merit attaches to readiness to believe; that the doubting disposition is a bad one,and skepticism is a sin.

— Thomas Henry Huxley

Quote of the Day

The State, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.

— Albert Jay Nock

Quote of the Day

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks he has found.

— Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo

Quote of the Day

The state spends much time and effort persuading the public that it is not really what it is and that the consequences of its actions are positive rather than negative.

— Hans Hermann Hoppe

Quote of the Day

Those who are convinced they have a monopoly on The Truth always feel that they are only saving the world when they slaughter the heretics.

— Arthur M. Schlesinger

Quote of the Day

The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation. It is the prolonged sacrifice of the rights of some persons at the bidding and for the satisfaction of other persons. The ruling idea of the politician – stated rather bluntly – is that those who are opposed to him exist for the purpose of being made to serve his ends, if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them.
— Auberon Herber