The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency;
the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a
permanent ruin. But both are the last refuge of political and economic
- Ernest Hemingway
of course Hemingway had it right with the two panaceas that he described,as we are right in the middle of both,little did he know that we are,and have been touched by many others.
I didn't know he had it in him. Hemingway talking like a Founding Father? Eh?
Men are like handsome race horses who first bite the bit and later like
it," and even "learn to enjoy displaying their harness and prance
proudly beneath their trappings." They "grow accustomed to the idea
that they have always been in subjection, that their fathers lived in
the same way; they will think they are obliged to suffer this evil, and
will persuade themselves by example and imitation of others, finally
investing those who order them around with proprietary rights, based on
the idea that it has always been that way." -- Estienne De La Boetie
For everybody who reads this, some very modern example of what M. De La Boetie was talking about will spring to mind. For me it's car license plates. These were first considered a status symbol and then, what do you know, your "driving" "privileges" have replaced your natural and God-given right to travel where you will without your papers being demanded. Oh, the fear, trembling, misery and confusion that arose in certain quarters that won't be named here when I said I'd opted for jury trial when pulled over for "driving" with expired everything!
After car tags (as they're known in SC), what comes to this comrade's mind when reading the above quotation are marriage licenses, hunting licenses, gun registrations, permits to rewire or upgrade your own home, and soldiers' dogtags come to mind. Of course soldiers need dogtags for identification when they're killed (they don't carry wallets?), but of course no free country goes to war except to fend off invasion across its own borders -- and that rarely, if ever. Any country that's run right won't need to worry about intruders, even without maintaining standing armed forces.
"They didn't attack Switzerland."
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&a...mp;as_epq=they +didn%27t+attack+switzerland&as_oq=&as_eq= &num=1 0&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesea rch=&a s_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&a mp;as_nlo= &as_nhi=&safe=images
Originally Posted by Scronx
Another way of putting it would be that you can always tell when a politician has spoken the truth. He has to (at best) apologize the next day, or (at worst) step down from his leadership position or even resign from Congress.
I was thinking specifically of Trent Lott when that thought struck me.
From the great new issue of TNT:
"I believe that the heaviest blow ever dealt at
liberty's head will be dealt by this nation in the ultimate failure of
its example to the earth</span>." Charles Dickens re the USA
Oh, boy, a like totally hot page of quotes on moral courage!
<b style="color: rgb(102, 0, 0);">"Perhaps the meek shall inherit the Earth, but they'll do it in very
small plots . . . about 6' by 3'." -- Robert A. Heinlein[/b]
<h1 style="color: rgb(102, 0, 0);">
Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty</h1>
A fine column on the good things Wikipedia and other online phenomena have to offer:
<h1 style="color: rgb(102, 0, 0);" align="center">
Wikipedia and Google Will Bring Down Establishments All
Exciting quotes from it in Ingrid Zündel's latest newsletter:
<br style="color: rgb(102, 0, 0);">THE
DILEMMA</font><br style="color: rgb(102, 0, 0);"><br style="color: rgb(102, 0, 0);">The
gatekeepers can no longer control the flow of information.
has never happened in man's history. Gatekeepers still
gates. But the walls have holes in them. These holes are
control accreditation. They no longer control content
it is very expensive to do primary research, such as
In the social sciences and humanities, it's just about
If you find
something worth posting, post it. Call this "post-it
beats armed revolution every time. </font>
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or
more is a congress.--John Adams
Edited by: Nelson3
“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our
ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit
to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.” -
Chesterton, Orthodoxy, 1908
These from an email I just quoted elsewhere. "Corrupt and vicious" -- isn't it interesting how those two things go together!
"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." -Thomas Paine</span></span></font><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 191);"><br style="font-family: tahoma,new york,times,serif;">"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and
vicious, they have more need of masters." -Benjamin Franklin</span></span></font>
Ha! Just in from my associate Dr. Steve Yates. So true, such gusto!
To quote a favorite teacher, Dr. Thomas Hora, "The truth will set you free, but first it will make you mad."</span></font>
paul david b signoff</font>
Men are like handsome race horses who first
bite the bit and later like it," and even "learn to enjoy
displaying their harness and prance proudly beneath their
trappings." They "grow accustomed to the idea that they
have always been in subjection, that their fathers lived
in the same way; they will think they are obliged to
suffer this evil, and will persuade themselves by example
and imitation of others, finally investing those who
order them around with proprietary rights, based on the
idea that it has always been that way." -- Estienne De La
Boetie 1546 A.D.</font>
"The politician should never be allowed to operate more than a rifle shot away from his or her constituents." --FREEREB
"…Of the Europeans having the skill, courage, and fortune, to preserve self-government, the Basques, in Spain, stand supreme. While their neighbours have long since fallen into the hands of kings and priests, this extraordinary people have preserved their ancient language, laws, government, and manners, without innovation, longer than any nation of Europe. Of Celtic extraction, they once inhabited the finest parts of the ancient Boetica; but their love of liberty, and unconquerable aversion to a foreign servitude, made them retire, when invaded and overpowered, into these mountainous countries, called by the ancients Cantabria. Theirs is a republic; and a policy they enforce, is not to have a king. Another is that every new representative, at his election, shall come into the country in person, with one of his legs bare, and take an oath to preserve the privileges of the people". --JOHN ADAMS, traveling in 1779 to Europe to study forms of government then found on the Old Continent
"The Celts were at least as democratic as anything seen in Socrates' Athens. Though chosen from among the more eminent families, their leaders were only primus inter pares and had to reflect the views of those qualified to express one in the polity, or risk instant expulsion - a fact which drove Caesar to distraction when the free peoples of Gaul and Britain routinely refused to do the pro-Roman bidding of the [puppets] he tried to install at their head, as even a cursory reading of his Commentaries will reveal.” --Sean Corrigan
"I saw in States' Rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy . . . I deemed that you [i.e., Lee] were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization; and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo." --Lord Acton in his first letter to General Robert E. Lee
"Any reasonable creature may know, if willing, that the North hates the Negro, and that until it was convenient to make a pretence that sympathy with him was the cause of the war, it hated the abolitionists and derided them up hill and down dale… As to Secession being Rebellion, it is distinctly possible by state papers that Washington considered it no such thing - that Massachusetts, now loudest against it, has itself asserted its right to secede, again and again." --Charles Dickens
"The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history... the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination -- that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE ANYTHING MORE UNTRUE. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves." --H.L. Mencken
"To realize his dream of empire, Lincoln would have to crush any notion of the Union as a voluntary pact between sovereign states. In fact, the entire American political history, including the fact that America was born of secession, would have to be expunged, and secession tarnished as treason. Lincoln then would proceed to fabricate the notion that the federal government created the states, when the opposite was true." --ILANA MERCER
"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally, he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are." --H.L. Mencken
An article entitled "Quote of the century"
http://www.thepoliticalcesspool.org/...f-the-century/I know I’ve run this quote by our good friend Hutton Gibson several times before, but I can’t help but think of it on a daily basis when reading through the spin that is put on news stories by the establishment media.
This is what he had to say:
Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society. When an immoral society has blatantly and proudly violated all the commandments, it insists upon one last virtue, tolerance for its immorality. It will not tolerate condemnation of its perversions. It creates a whole new world in which only the intolerant critic of intolerable evil is evil.
That is great. H. Gibson needs to be heard from more.... he has more dignity intact than some people. I wonder if their small Catholic sect has expelled Mel for showing himself such a rotten husband, father and citizen after all.... and I DON'T mean his so-called Auntie Semitism!