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Bertrand Russell | Fear is the main source of superstition

"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."

Bertrand Russell

Noam Chomsky | bludgeon is to a totalitarian state

"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state."

Noam Chomsky

Lao Tzu | Care about what other people think

"Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner"

Lao Tzu

Arnold Gehlen | devilish is he who erects the kingdom of lies

"And last: devilish is he who erects the kingdom of lies and forces other people to live in it. This still goes beyond the humiliation of spiritual separation, then the kingdom of the perverse world is erected, and the Antichrist wears the mask of the Savior (...). The devil is not the slayer, he is Diabolos, the slanderer, is the 'God' in whom the lie is not cowardice, as in man, but domination. He spills the last resort of despair, the knowledge, he instigates the realm of madness, because it is madness to settle in the lie."

Arnold Gehlen

Jürgen Trittin | which attacks are the responsibility of terrorists and which are the responsibility of the state

"It may be that the history of terrorism needs to be rewritten. It is no longer known which attacks are the responsibility of terrorists and which are the responsibility of the state."

Jürgen Trittin

Stephen C. Perkins | psychological warfare, economic and political transformation

"The cavalier expression of such sentiments, the resurrection of a dormant specter from the crypt of America’s “cold war” with the former Soviet Union, is meant purely to foster the viral spread of collective apprehension in the fragile heart of the population which, over the centuries, has proved to be the Jesuit order’s most effective tool in the execution of psychological warfare, economic and political transformation (AKA order out of chaos), and social behavioral modification. Turns out, the looming threat of annihilation at the hands of “nuclear weapons” or viral infection due to the Covid-19 “pandemic” are both hoaxes."

Stephen C. Perkins

Aldous Huxley | Impersonal forces over which we have almost no control

"Impersonal forces over which we have almost no control seem to be pushing us all in the direction of the Brave New Worldian nightmare; and this impersonal pushing is being consciously accelerated by representatives of commercial and political organizations who have developed a number of new techniques for manipulating, in the interest of some minority, the thoughts and feelings of the masses."

Aldous Huxley

Milton Friedman | Every friend of freedom

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence."

Milton Friedman

Tony Cartalucci | Your Real Government

"These organizations represent the collective interests of the largest corporations on earth. They not only retain armies of policy wonks and researchers to articulate their agenda and form a consensus internally, but also use their massive accumulation of unwarranted influence in media, industry, and finance to manufacture a self-serving consensus internationally. To believe that this corporate-financier oligarchy would subject their agenda and fate to the whims of the voting masses is naive at best. They have painstakingly ensured that no matter who gets into office, in whatever country, the guns, the oil, the wealth and the power keep flowing perpetually into their own hands. [....] The real revolution will commence when we identify the above equation as the true brokers of power and when we begin systematically removing our dependence on them, and their influence on us from our daily lives. The global corporate-financier oligarchy needs us, we do not need them, independence from them is the key to our freedom."

Tony Cartalucci

Nassim Nicholas Taleb | gap between journalists and the public

"The fact that there is a gap between journalists and the public is shown above all by the fact that the former are much more interested in the opinion of their colleagues than in the judgment of their readers. Compare this with a healthy system, for example that of restaurants. As we [...] have seen, restaurant owners care about the opinions of their diners, not those of other restaurant owners, which keeps restaurant owners doing what their job is; it prevents the industry as a whole from moving away from diners' interests. In addition, skin in the game creates diversity, and monoculture is prevented. Economic uncertainty exacerbates the situation. Journalists currently work in the most insecure profession imaginable: the majority live hand-to-mouth, and ostracism by colleagues would be fatal. This makes them easy victims for manipulative lobbyists, as has been seen in connection with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the wars in Syria, and more. In this profession, if you say something unpopular about Brexit, GMOs, or Putin, you're toast. It's the exact opposite of professions where being a follower is punished."

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Kwai Chang Caine | the prison is within you

"If you trust me completely…I can help you. If I tell you you are not within a prison the prison is within you can you believe that?"

Kwai Chang Caine

John Adams | Fear is the foundation of most governments

"Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it."

John Adams

Napoleon Bonaparte | There is no more good-natured, but also no more gullible people

"There is no more good-natured, but also no more gullible people than the Germans. No lie can be conceived treacherous enough, the Germans believe it. They follow a slogan which was given to them, to act against their own countrymen, rather than the real enemies of their country."

Napoleon Bonaparte

Hannah Arendt | The real goal of totalitarian ideology

“The real goal of totalitarian ideology is not the transformation of the external conditions of human existence and not the revolutionary reorganization of the social order, but the transformation of human nature itself, which, as it is, constantly opposes the totalitarian process. … What is at stake in total domination is really the essence of man.”

Hannah Arendt

Paul Claudel | Truth has nothing to do

"Truth has nothing to do with the number of people it convinces."

Paul Claudel

Gore Vidal | chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice

"At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice."

Gore Vidal

Carl Gustav Jung | The world will ask you who you are

"The world will ask you who you are, and if you don't know, the world will tell you."

Carl Gustav Jung

Maximilien de Robespierre | The secret of liberty

"The secret of liberty is to enlighten men, as that of tyranny is to keep them in ignorance."

Maximilien de Robespierre

Joost A.M. Meerloo | Numbing the senses by monotonously repeating

"Numbing the senses by monotonously repeating an assertion is a key element in utilizing mind control techniques."

Joost A.M. Meerloo

Joost A.M. Meerloo | Ready made opinions

"Ready made opinions can be distributed day by day through the press, radio, and so on, again and again, till they reach the nerve cell and implant a fixed pattern in the brain. Consequently, guided public opinion is the result, according to Pavlovian theoreticians, of good propaganda technique, and the polls [are] a verification of the temporary successful action of the Pavlovian machinations on the mind."

Joost A.M. Meerloo

Joost A.M. Meerloo | hammering noises of arguments and propaganda

"The continual intrusion into our minds of the hammering noises of arguments and propaganda can lead to two kinds of reactions. It may lead to apathy and indifference, the I-don't-care reaction, or to a more intensified desire to study and to understand. Unfortunately, the first reaction is the more popular one."

Joost A.M. Meerloo

Arthur Versluis | The New Inquisitions

"Totalitarianism is the modern phenomenon of total centralized state power coupled with the obliteration of individual human rights: in the totalized state, there are those in power, and there are the objectified masses, the victims."

Arthur Versluis

Dr. Rudolph Virchow | If I could live my life over again

"If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat-diseased tissue-rather than being the cause of dead tissue. In other words, mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant."

Dr. Rudolph Virchow

Yuval Noah Harari | flooding people with irrelevant information

"In the past, censorship worked by blocking the flow of information. In the twenty-first century, censorship works by flooding people with irrelevant information. [...] In ancient times having power meant having access to data. Today having power means knowing what to ignore."

Yuval Noah Harari

Alexander Solschenizyn | We know they are lying. They know they are lying

"We know they are lying. They know they are lying. They know that we know they are lying. We know that they know that we know they are lying. And still they continue to lie."

Alexander Solschenizyn

Graham Hancock | I believe we are a species with amnesia

"I believe we are a species with amnesia, I think we have forgotten our roots and our origins. I think we are quite lost in many ways. And we live in a society that invests huge amounts of money and vast quantities of energy in ensuring that we all stay lost. A society that invests in creating unconsciousness, which invests in keeping people asleep so that we are just passive consumers or products and not really asking any of the questions."

Graham Hancock

Aldous Huxley | People will come to love their oppression

"People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think."

Aldous Huxley

Jordan Maxwell | Nothing in this world operates the way you think it does

"Nothing in this world operates the way you think it does. Banks do not loan money, governments are not empowered to protect you, the police department is not there to serve you, institutions of higher learning, colleges and educational institutes, are not there to educate you. The entire superstructure of civilization in the Western world is a combination of brilliantly put together and planned, well-planned, schemes to direct the minds of the people in such a way as to serve their masters."

Jordan Maxwell