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Howard Zinn | war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience

"Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience."

Howard Zinn

G. Edward Griffin | For if you give the state, the authority to grant you your rights

"For if you give the state, the authority to grant you your rights....in that same breath, you have just given them the authority to also take them away"

G. Edward Griffin

Matthias Lubos | Democracy is the method of implementing the will of the financial aristocracy

"Democracy is the method of implementing the will of the financial aristocracy in such a way that the people believe that humanity wanted it that way."

Matthias Lubos

Murray Rothbard | Limit yourself

"The man who puts all the guns and all the decision-making power into the hands of the central government and then says, ‘Limit yourself’; it is he who is truly the impractical utopian."

Murray Rothbard

Murray Rothbard | Taxation is nothing but organized theft

"There can be no such thing as 'fairness in taxation.' Taxation is nothing but organized theft, and the concept of a 'fair tax' is therefore every bit as absurd as that of 'fair theft'."

Murray Rothbard

Joseph Stalin | Social-Democracy is objectively the moderate wing of fascism

"Fascism is the bourgeoisie’s fighting organisation that relies on the active support of Social-Democracy. Social democracy is objectively the moderate wing of fascism.... These organisations (i.e. Fascism and social democracy) are not antipodes, they are twins."

Joseph Stalin

Thomas Sowell | The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world

"The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people's money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly."

Thomas Sowell

Julian Assange | when asked “Who do you think is the number-one enemy?”

„Our number-one enemy is ignorance. And I believe that is the number-one enemy of everyone. It’s not understanding what is actually going on in the world. It’s only once you start to understand that you can make effective decisions and effective plans. Now the question is: who is promoting this ignorance? […] It is bad media. It really is my opinion that the media in general are so bad we have to question whether the world wouldn’t be better off without them all together. They’re so distortive to how the world actually is that the result is we see wars and we see corrupt governments continue on. One of the hopeful things that I have discovered is that nearly every war that has started in the past 50 years has been a result of media lies. The media could have stopped it if they had searched deep enough — if they hadn’t reprinted government propaganda — they could have stopped it. But what does that mean? Well, that means, basically, populations don’t like wars. Populations have to be fooled into wars. Populations don’t willingly, with open eyes, enter into war. So, if we have a good media environment, we might also have a peaceful environment.“

Julian Assange

John Maynard Keynes | governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth

"By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens."

John Maynard Keynes

Antoine Bechamp | The Germ Theory of infectious contagious disease is convenient

"The Germ Theory of infectious contagious disease is convenient because it provides what every simplistic view of a problem seeks before all else: a culprit, an invisible hare for the hounds to chase in their costly research labs, universities, hospitals, and drug factories. The fact that the hare can never be caught is the perfect guarantee that their race will never finish, their demands for funding will never cease, and their ability to generate profits for the drug and chemical corporations will continue to grow."

Montague R. Leverson

M.A.Verick | The most dangerous Weapons of Mass Destruction are the Mass Media

"The most dangerous Weapons of Mass Destruction are the Mass Media. For they destroy the people's spirit, creativity and courage, replacing them by fear, mistrust, guilt and self-doubt."

M.A.Verick

David Rockefelle | We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years......It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supernational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries."

David Rockefeller

Karl Kraus | loathing journalism and the intellectual corruption

"I have spent many years loathing journalism and the intellectual corruption that emanates from it with all the strength of my soul."

Karl Kraus

Mahatma Gandhi | who dare to question authority

"The world cannot be improved if everyone blindly follows the majority. It needs people who have the courage to question the seemingly irrefutable, who dare to question authority and use their own minds."

Mahatma Gandhi

Dr. Tim O’Shea | The shackles of mental control

"The shackles of mental control, perceptual filtering and cultural conditioning are harder to throw off today than ever before.

We are the most conditioned, programmed beings the world has ever seen. Not only are our thoughts and attitudes continually being shaped and molded; our entire consciousness seems to be subtly and relentlessly erased. The doors of our perception are carefully and precisely controlled.

It is an exhaustive and endless task to constantly explain to people how most things of their everyday wisdom are scientifically planted in the public consciousness via a thousand media clips."

Dr. Tim O’Shea

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | Nothing is more disgusting than the majority

"Nothing is more disgusting than the majority: because it consists of a few powerful predecessors, of rogues who adapt themselves, of weak who assimilate themselves, and the masses who imitate without knowing at all what they want."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Larken Rose | In truth, the belief in “government” is a religion

"In truth, the belief in "government" is a religion, made up of a set of dogmatic teachings, irrational doctrines which fly in the face of both evidence and logic, and which are methodically memorized and repeated by the faithful. Like other religions, the gospel of "government" describes a superhuman, supernatural entity, above mere mortals, which issues commandments to the peasantry, for whom unquestioning obedience is a moral imperative."

Larken Rose

Albert Schweitzer | I am a free man

"Under no circumstances do I want to be merely a ′common′ man. I have the right to be exceptional – if I can. I want opportunities, not security. I do not want to be a citizen who is humiliated and dulled by government support. I want to encounter risk, have desires and fulfill them, suffer disaster and enjoy success. I refuse to sell my own determination for a pittance. I would prefer to face life’s difficulties rather than lead a secure existence. I prefer the exciting tension of my own success to the dull calm of Utopia. I want neither to sacrifice my freedom for benefits nor my human dignity for charity. I have learned to think and act for myself, to look the world squarely in the face and to recognize that this is my achievement. This is what is meant when we say: I am a free man!"

Albert Schweitzer

Michael Crichton | You don’t play ball with the power structure

"…Whoever has the power in society determines what can be studied, determines what can be observed, determines what can be thought. Scientists fall in line with the dominant power structure. They have to, because the power structure pays the bills. You don’t play ball with the power structure, you don’t get money for research, you don’t get an appointment, you don’t get published, in short you don’t count anymore. You’re out. You might as well be dead."

Michael Crichton

Napoleon Bonaparte | The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization

"The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power – power in its most despotic exercise – absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man [i.e., the Black Pope, the Superior General of the Jesuits]. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses…"

Napoleon Bonaparte

Voltaire | can make you believe absurdities

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities"

Voltaire

Milton Friedman | a temporary government program

"Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program."

Milton Friedman