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Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans who have been working to commit this country to the rule of the bureaucratic state; interfering in the affairs of the states and cities; taking part in the management of industry and finance and agriculture; assuming the role of great national banker and investor, borrowing billions every year and spending them on all sorts of projects through which such a government can paralyze opposition and command public support; marshaling great armies and navies at crushing costs to support the industry of war and preparation for war which will become our nation’s greatest industry; and adding to all this the most romantic adventures in global planning, regeneration, and domination, all to be done under the authority of a powerfully centralized government in which the executive will hold in effect all the powers, with Congress reduced to the role of a debating society.
— John T. Flynn, As We Go Marching [1944] 


Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?… Has it ever occurred to your, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?…The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
— George Orwell, 1984 [1948] 


As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero



The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall.
Cicero


The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.  
Cicero



Rights are conditions of existence required by man's nature for his proper survival. If man is to live on earth, it is right for him to use his mind, it is right to act on his own free judgment, it is right to work for his values and to keep the product of his work. If life on earth is his purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being: nature forbids him the irrational.
— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged [1957]


Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
-- Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905


The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern, every class is unfit to govern.
 -- Lord Acton


Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
-- Mark Twain

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte

Times have not become more violent.  They have just become more televised.
-- Marilyn Manson


I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand.
-- Confucius

The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory.
-- Chinese proverb

For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
-- H.L. Mencken

It's part of human nature to hate the man you have hurt.
-- Tacitus

It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called "diversity" actually perpetuate racism. Their obsession with racial group identity is inherently racist. The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence, not skin color, gender, or ethnicity. Government and Racism

-- Ron Paul April 16, 2007
 


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