Quotes on Liberty

Quotes on Liberty, Free Markets, Tyranny, & Honest Money

Neil Kramer (in 2010)

Mass culture is a control mechanism that devalues the individual. It is aimed solely at promoting collectivism. It seeks to enforce the dependence of the individual human on a collective group and the priority of group ideologies over individual life paths. It is, at the base level, the very heart of socialism, communism, fascism and totalitarianism. It employs nationalistic impulses to setup polarities of antagonism that exclusively benefits a set of ruling elites. At the top level, the elites fully comprehend that there are no distinct nations, ideologies or cultural imperatives to speak of. To them, there is only power and no power.

Neil Kramer (in 2016)

At every turn, the synthetic culture of Empire implores us to throw our hearts and minds into unconscious polarization. It wants us to radicalize ourselves to either patriot or terrorist, believer or atheist, white or black, liberal or conservative, strong or weak, and then embark on an endless crusade to reform, condemn, or destroy the other side. This one-way polarization renders all participants impotent, regardless of which side they pick. This subtle but devastating trick deactivates our will and we automatically forfeit our capacity to rule ourselves. Lost in unconscious polarization, we serve Empire.

Gene Callahan (in 2003)

Today, the behavior of individuals still is judged based on the degree to which it conforms to an existing moral practice. But the state is judged to be behaving morally when it’s actions forward it’s own interests!

William Godwin (1756-1836)

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.

Plato (424-347 BC)

If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak,
producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it.

Julian Assange (in 2012)

When you communicate over the internet, when you communicate using mobile phones… your communications are being intercepted by military intelligence organizations… It’s a soldier between you and your wife as you’re SMSing. We are all living under martial law as far as our communications are concerned, we just can’t see the tanks – but they are there.

Lew Rockwell (in 2016)

As for the state’s supposedly indispensable role, once we grow up and leave behind the scare tactics from our sixth-grade textbooks – without your public servants you’ll starve, or be poisoned, or drive an exploding car – we discover how little we need the state after all. The historically unprecedented explosion in living standards all over the world had everything in the world to do with market-driven capital accumulation and zero to do with government spread-the-wealth schemes.