"Everything thing we have, every great achievement has come from the
independent work of some independent mind.
Every horror and destruction
came from attempts to force men into a herd of brainless, soulless
robots. Without personal rights, without personal ambition, without
will, hope, or dignity. It is an ancient conflict. It has another name:
the individual against the collective."
~Howard Roark from Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead
“The best society, the best human existence, arrives when humans most
closely determine the truth, and act on the truth, and separate it from
superstition, falsity, or misinformation. And there is no better system
for determining the truth than free speech: Testing the validity of an idea
in the waters of public discussion and debate.”
“You cannot put a rope around the neck of an idea; you cannot put
an idea up against the barrack-square wall and riddle it with bullets; you
cannot confine it in the strongest prison cell your slaves could ever build.”
believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in
liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone."
It's a big club
"The politicians are put there to give you the
idea that you have freedom of choice... you don't. You have no choice. You have owners.
They own you. They own everything. They own
all the important land. They own, and control
They’ve long since bought,
and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the
state houses, the city halls, they got the
judges in their back pockets and they own all
the big media companies, so they control just
about all of the news and information you get
They got you by the balls. They spend billions
of dollars every year lobbying . . . lobbying,
to get what they want . . .
Well, we know what they want. They want more
for themselves and less for everybody else,
but I’ll tell you what they don’t want . . .
they don’t want a population of citizens
capable of critical thinking. They don’t want
well informed, well educated people capable of
They’re not interested in
that . . . that doesn’t help them. That’s against their
interests. That’s right. They don’t want
people who are smart enough to sit around a
kitchen table and think about how badly
they’re getting fucked by a system that threw
them overboard 30 fuckin' years ago.
don’t want that. You know what they want? They
want obedient workers . . .
Obedient workers, people who are just smart
enough to run the machines and do the
paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively
accept all these increasingly shittier jobs
with the lower pay, the longer hours, the
reduced benefits, the end of overtime and
vanishing pension that disappears the minute
you go to collect it, and now they’re coming
for your Social Security money.
They want your
fuckin' retirement money. They want it back so
they can give it to their criminal friends on
Wall Street, and you know something?
get it . . . they’ll get it all from you
sooner or later cause they own this fuckin'
It’s a Big Club and You ain't
You and I are not in The Big Club.
By the way, it’s the same big club they use to
beat you over the head with all day long when
they tell you what to believe. All day long
beating you over the head with their media
telling you what to believe, what to think and
what to buy.
The table has tilted folks. The
game is rigged and nobody seems to notice.
Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working
people . . . white collar, blue collar it
doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on.
Good honest hard-working people continue,
these are people of modest means . . .
continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who
don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a
fuck about you . . . they don’t give a fuck
They don’t care about you at all . . . at all
. . . at all, and nobody seems to notice.
Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners
count on. The fact that Americans will
probably remain willfully ignorant of the big
red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed
up their assholes everyday, because the owners
of this country know the truth.
the American Dream cause you have to be asleep
to believe it . . ."
|Ten Steps To Close Down an Open
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external
enemy. Creating a terrifying threat – hydra-like,
secretive, evil – is an old trick.
2. Create a gulag and push torture as a good
Once you have got everyone scared, the next
step is to create a prison system outside the
rule of law(as Bush put it, he wanted the
American detention centre at Guantánamo Bay to
be situated in legal “outer space”) – where
torture takes place.
At first, the people who are sent there are
seen by citizens as outsiders: troublemakers,
spies, “enemies of the people” or “criminals”.
Initially, citizens tend to support the secret
prison system; it makes them feel safer and
they do not identify with the prisoners. But
soon enough, civil society leaders –
opposition members, labour activists, clergy
and journalists – are arrested and sent there
as well. This process took place in fascist shifts or
anti-democracy crackdowns ranging from Italy
and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s
3.Develop a system which creates thugs
(militarized police, nationalize police.) When leaders who seek a “fascist shift” want
to close down an open society, they send
paramilitary groups of scary young men out to
terrorize citizens. The Blackshirts roamed the
Italian countryside beating up communists; the
Brownshirts staged violent rallies throughout
Germany. This paramilitary force is especially
important in a democracy: you need citizens to
fear thug violence and so you need thugs who
are free from prosecution.
4. Set up an internal surveillance system.
NSA spying using internet and phone systems.
In closed societies, this surveillance is cast
as being about “national security”; the true
function is to keep citizens docile and
inhibit their activism and dissent.
5. Harass citizens’ groups.
You infiltrate and harass citizens’ groups.
the American Civil Liberties Union reports
that thousands of ordinary American anti-war,
environmental and other groups have been
infiltrated by agents: a secret Pentagon
database includes more than four dozen
peaceful anti-war meetings, rallies or marches
by American citizens in its category of 1,500
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
This scares people. It is a kind of
cat-and-mouse game. In a closing or closed
society there is a “list” of dissidents and
opposition leaders: you are targeted in this
way once you are on the list, and it is hard
to get off the list.
7. Target key individuals.
Constitutionalists, Journalists, Bloggers,
Religious, patriots, religions,
8. Control the press.
Over time in closing societies, real news is
supplanted by fake news and false documents.
You won’t have a shutdown of news in modern
America – it is not possible. But you can
have, as Frank Rich and Sidney Blumenthal have
pointed out, a steady stream of lies polluting
the news well. What you already have is a
White House directing a stream of false
information that is so relentless that it is
increasingly hard to sort out truth from
untruth. In a fascist system, it’s not the
lies that count but the muddying. When
citizens can’t tell real news from fake, they
give up their demands for accountability bit
9. Dissent equals treason.
Cast dissent as “treason” and criticism as
“espionage’. Every closing society does this,
just as it elaborates laws that increasingly
criminalise certain kinds of speech and expand
the definition of “spy” and “traitor”. When Congress wrongly, foolishly, passed the
Military Commissions Act of 2006 and NDAA
(terrorist, domestic terrorist) – the
president has the power to call any US citizen
an “enemy combatant”. He has the power to
define what “enemy combatant” means. The
president can also delegate to anyone he
chooses in the executive branch the right to
define “enemy combatant” any way he or she
wants and then seize Americans accordingly.
10. Suspend the rule of law. (Martial Law)
The president may now use military troops as a
domestic police force in response to a natural
disaster, a disease outbreak, terrorist attack
or any ‘other condition’.”
Critics see this as a clear violation of the
Posse Comitatus Act – which was meant to
restrain the federal government from using the
military for domestic law enforcement. It also
violates the very reason the founders set up
our system of government as they did.
My philosophy is based on the principle of self-ownership.
Philosophy of Liberty
own your life. To deny this is to imply that another person
has a higher claim on your life than you do.
No other person,
or group of persons, owns your life nor do you own the lives
of others. You exist in time: future, present, and past. This
is manifest in life, liberty, and the product of your life and
The exercise of choices over life and liberty is your prosperity.
To lose your life is to lose your future. To lose your liberty
is to lose your present. And to lose the product of your life
and liberty is to lose the portion of your past that produced
A product of your life and liberty is your property. Property
is the fruit of your labor, the product of your time, energy,
and talents. It is that part of nature that you turn to valuable
And it is the property of others that is given to you by
voluntary exchange and mutual consent. Two people who exchange
property voluntarily are both better off or they wouldn't do
it. Only they may rightfully make that decision for themselves.
At times some people use force or fraud to take from others
without willful, voluntary consent. Normally, the initiation
of force to take life is murder, to take liberty is slavery,
and to take property is theft.
It is the same whether these
actions are done by one person acting alone, by the many acting
against a few, or even by officials with fine hats and fancy
You have the right to protect your own life, liberty, and justly
acquired property from the forceful aggression of others. So
you may rightfully ask others to help protect you.
But you do
not have a right to initiate force against the life, liberty,
or property of others. Thus, you have no right to designate
some person to initiate force against others on your behalf.
You have a right to seek leaders for yourself, but would have
no right to impose rulers on others.
No matter how officials
are selected, they are only human beings and they have no rights
or claims that are higher than those of any other human beings.
Regardless of the imaginative labels for their behavior or the
numbers of people encouraging them, officials have no right
to murder, to enslave, or to steal.
You cannot give them any rights that you do not have yourself.
Since you own your life, you are responsible for your life.
You do not rent your life from others who demand your obedience.
Nor are you a slave to others who demand your sacrifice.
You choose your own goals based on your own values. Success
and failure are both the necessary incentives to learn and to
Your action on behalf of others, or their action on behalf of
you, is only virtuous when it is derived from voluntary, mutual
consent. For virtue can only exist when there is free choice.
This is the basis of a truly free society. It is not only the
most practical and humanitarian foundation for human action;
it is also the most ethical.
Problems that arise from the initiation of force by government
have a solution. The solution is for people of the world to
stop asking officials to initiate force on their behalf.
does not arise only from evil people, but also from good people
who tolerate the initiation of force as a means to their own
ends. In this manner, good people have empowered evil throughout
Having confidence in a free society is to focus on the process
of discovery in the marketplace of values rather than to focus
on some imposed vision or goal.
Using governmental force to
impose a vision on others is intellectual sloth and typically
results in unintended, perverse consequences.
Achieving a free
society requires courage to think, to talk, and to act - especially
when it is easier to do nothing.
The Left/Right Paradigm
"The argument that the two
parties should represent opposed ideals
and policies, one,
perhaps, of the Right and the other of the
Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to
doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
Instead, the two parties should be almost
identical, so that the American people can
"throw the rascals out" at any election
without leading to any profound or
extensive shifts in policy."
~Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A
History of the World in our Time
They Want Your Soul
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation
of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important
element in democratic society.
Those who manipulate this unseen
mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the
true ruling power of our country."
by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and
ruled will increase until they` become almost different species. A revolt
of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection
of sheep against the practice of eating mutton….
Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age,
to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the
authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers
that be will become psychologically impossible."
~Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society (1953)
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