A little rebellion…(Quotation)
“Societies exist under three forms sufficiently distinguishable. 1. Without government, as among our Indians. 2. Under governments wherein the will of every one has a just influence, as is the case in England in a slight degree, and in our states in a great one. 3. Under governments of force: as is the case in all other monarchies and in most of the other republics. To have an idea of the curse of existence under these last, they must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep. It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that the 1st. condition is not the best. But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population. The second state has a great deal of good in it. The mass of mankind under that enjoys a precious degree of liberty and happiness. It has it’s evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject. But weigh this against the oppressions of monarchy, and it becomes nothing. Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccesful rebellions indeed generally establish the incroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is a medecine necessary for the sound health of government.”
(the spellings of some words were different back then)
All truths pass through three stages: First it is ridiculed, Second it is violently opposed, Third it is accepted as being self-evident.”
–Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher, (1788-1860)
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
“…Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.”
“It doesn’t take a village to raise a child; it takes a FAMILY…”
(Sen. Bob Dole read too when he delivered his crotchety applause line at the 1996 Republican National Convention (“…with all due respect, I am here to tell you, it does not take a village to raise a child. It takes a family to raise a child”)).
See these quotes by Lenin:
…the concentration of capital and the growth of their turnover is radically challenging the significance of the banks. Scattered capitalists are transformed into a single collective capitalist. When carrying the current accounts of a few capitalists, the banks, as it were, transact a purely technical and exclusively auxiliary operation. When, however, these operations grow to enormous dimensions we find that a handful of monopolists control all the operations, both commercial and industrial, of capitalist society. They can, by means of their banking connections.
Only an armed people can be the real bulwark of popular liberty.
While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State
One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers (Communist) and the disarming of the bourgeoisie (the middle class).
We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.
A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
I don’t care what becomes of Russia. To hell with it. All this is only the road to a World Revolution.
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
Politicians are so crooked that when they die you need a corkscrew to get them into the ground.