Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Right" or privilege?

You own a "right."  If it's a privilege, someone else loaned it to you.  Temporarily. --L. Reichard White, December 16, 2011, 12:58:44


THE Common Enemy?

As Americans we must always remember that we all have a   common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful, and   relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government.   --Columnist Dave Barry


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The revolutionary truth - - -

Revolutionaries say revolution [is] a 'right and a duty' . . . .  until they get into power . . . then it's a Capital Crime. --Ronald Tonkyro, Tuesday, December 27, 2011 9:08 AM



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Profit motive - - -

Overall, the medical machine isn't incentivised to cure -- that would deprive it of repeat customers. --L. Reichard White, December 21, 2011, 08:45:33


Saturday, December 10, 2011

A "Unitary Executive" we could love

We want a presidency with so little power we could put Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin in the position without losing any sleep over it. --L. Reichard White, December 10, 2011, 23:35:48
"Unitary Executive?"  See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitary_executive_theory


Monday, November 28, 2011

Have YOU been paying attention?

If they hate us because of our freedom, they haven't been paying attention either. --L. Reichard White, Monday, November 28, 2011 6:27 PM


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's not who or what you think - - -

It's The MACHINES -- the MEMETIC MACHINES It's not the power elite, it's the Machine(s) that largely exist independently of the people who run them. --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 8:27 AM
"...by the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions. You may find you can get away with virtual presidents, virtual prime ministers, virtual everything." --U.S. President Bill Clinton 1998
"...we had created a doom machine"




But who runs these "doom machines?" And why?
In The Constant Gardener, in particular, it was quite extraordinary to go to Basel, to get among the young pharmaceutical executives in a private way, promise them that I would never tell-divulge their names, and listen to them pouring out their rage against the work they were doing, at the people who were making them do it. But they were still taking the penny, and they were still doing what they were doing. They were still contributing to the invention of diseases. --British Novelist John le Carré, Democracy Now!, November 25, 2010
"U.S. Defense Sec. McNamara: "I was part of a mechanism..."




Governments are themselves such doom machines, ones over which we have even less control than we have over corporations. If you don't like a particular corporation, stop buying and paying for "its" products. If that's not enough, organize a boycott, etc. As Sam Walton pointed out,
"There is only one boss--the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else." --Sam Walton
When there is constant inexorable FREE market competition (which, thanks to governments, we often don't have), businesses are very very sensitive to their customers.

What's the equivalent control over government doom machines?

What can be done?




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Friday, November 4, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Victor Milan, Two more Strategic Errors

Yeah, that part of OWS which imagines government will save it expects to be rescued from the rich and powerful by ... the rich and powerful.

Phony oppositions - Democrat vs. Republican, Government vs. Big Business - have formed a key part of the fraud which is the State over much if not all of the millennia over which it's been socializing cost and centralizing gain.


--Victor Milán


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Your choice

Who do you want guessing -- and gambling -- on what's going to happen next in the economy -- politicians and bureaucrats with your money, or businessmen with theirs? --L. Reichard White, Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:03 PM






Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Government doing nothing - - -

The government doing nothing isn't everyone doing nothing.  However, the government doing something often causes others to do nothing.  For several reasons.
1. Government uses up resources others would otherwise have to do something.
2. People assume that if the government is doing it, they don't need to. 
3. People worry that if they do something and the government doesn't approve, they may be prosecuted for doing something.   --L. Reichard White, Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:43 AM



















Sunday, August 28, 2011

War or revolution?

"War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself.” --Anonymous via Jeffrey Jones



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What ARE they good for?

What do governments provide that can't be provided by other organizations and/or means? --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:04 AM


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What SHOULD you call it then?

"If a department of government creates more and more enemies that are so angry at you they will blow themselves up to get you, should you call that department a 'Defense Department?'" --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, August 02, 2011 12:33 PM



Saturday, July 30, 2011

Why do governments collect taxes??

...governments do not collect taxes to provide services, they provide services as an excuse to collect taxes. --Richard J. Maybury, "Justice," Chapter 30, page 159



The rest of us - - -

Most men live lives of quiet desperation. The rest of us are vocal about it. --Jomama, Saturday, July 30, 2011 9:27 AM



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Woodstock or Auschwitz?

When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz. --Doug Newman, TSA Does Not Protect You. Period.



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Establishment Lying: Master Plan?

...if you control the narrative - the initial story that's widely told and accepted - you control what everyone knows is true. For generations if not forever. --Victor Milan, Who lies first, determines Truth


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Seer?

"If the so-called "anti-terrorist bill" [U.S.A. Patriot Act] is indeed signed tomorrow in the expected form, it will be looked on by future historians as the end of the United States as even a quasi-constitutional state and the beginning of potentially the most repressive police state in the history of the world." --L. Reichard White, N+N" The BIGGEST One, October 25, 2001, 07:33:16


Friday, July 22, 2011

White's Law of Halo Damping

If I perceive "The Government" is taking care of it -- or might take care of it -- or might not approve of what I do to take care of it -- at worst, I can relax awhile. At best, I can forget about it entirely. I egotistically call this "White's Law of Halo Damping." My personal response is damped within the halo of perceived government action. --L. Reichard White,  The Securitized Housing Investment Trust Has Hit the Fan By L. Reichard White - Price of Liberty 


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Which is more dangerous -- politicians or guns?

"Let's ban politicians. They're ever so much more dangerous and uncontrollable than guns." --Bill St Clair, Wednesday, July 06, 2011 2:40 PM



Sunday, July 3, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Monumental misdirection

"Government schools teach WHAT to think instead of HOW to think. Which makes for uncritical consumers of propaganda." --L. Reichard White


Sunday, May 22, 2011

The REAL definition

Nation: Imaginary alliance among millions of individuals who don't know each other, manipulated by hierarchical elites for fun and profit.  --L. Reichard White, Monday, May 23, 2011 1:14 AM






Saturday, May 21, 2011

Biased?

Why do so-called "debunkers" spend all their time trying to debunk alternative conspiracy theories and virtually no time debunking the Establishment Conspiracy Theory?  --L. Reichard White, Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:05 AM






Saturday, May 14, 2011

Universal epitaph

Note that Fascism (crony Capitalism) creates an internal struggle between the politicians and their contributors (businesspersons). This creates the false impression with the public that business and government are adversaries. While the specific winners and losers may change the game remains the same. The only constant losers are the outsiders, e.g., the tax payers. How ironic that the taxpayers indorse the system, decade after decade, century after century, but not the result. Those who blame business are called liberals. Those who blame big gov are called conservatives. We are getting what we deserve. Few understand the root of the problem: centralized power is not controllable, constructive, or rational. Every civilization has been destroyed by it and we are in our last decades.  --Don Duncan, May 11, 2011



Know The Truth and The Truth Shall - - -

Get you in trouble - - -
"An unchallenged lie becomes an unquestioned truth." --L. Reichard White

Which may be why,

"In [this] age of mass deception, telling the truth is a radical act." --Eric A. Blair, AKA George Orwell

And, finally,

"You will know you have spoken the truth when you are angrily denounced; and you will know you have spoken both truly and well when you are visited by the police." --J. B. R. Yant


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Speak UP!!

Keep speaking common sense! Because when common sense is quiet, common non-sense takes over. --L. Reichard White, April 27, 2011, 01:54:17


Why you were hired - - -

A note to politicians: You weren't hired to get re-elected, you were hired to do what's right for your employers, "we the people."  --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:10 AM


Saturday, April 23, 2011

The bad-guys: It's not who you think - - -

Remember, it's not the people who are paid to run it who are evil, stupid and incompetent, it's the system, the machine, itself. --L. Reichard White, Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:20 AM



Friday, April 22, 2011

A complete reversal of fortune?

"We used to pay off the mortgage and leave our kids the farm, now we mortgage the farm and leave our kids the payments." --The unknown truth-teller


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dear Uncle --- by the way - - -

Dear Uncle Sam, why did you borrow $14.3 trillion instead of paying cash? --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, April 19, 2011 9:17 AM
By the way, what are you going to do about the estimated $65 trillion Medicare for our older folks is going to cost you? 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rocket scientists - - -

"Attacking Iraq because of 9-11 would be like the U.S. attacking Mexico because of Pearl Harbor."  --White House terrorism adviser Richard Clark

"...the U.S. invaded a country [Iraq] that did not threaten us, had not attacked us and did not want war with us, to disarm it of weapons we have since discovered it did not have."
--Patrick J. Buchanan, "Where The Right Went Wrong," quoted in --The Only Way to Make Your Vote Count



Sunday, April 17, 2011

You can't handle the truth - - -

"Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied." --Arthur Miller (and thanks to Agente Snow)


Saturday, April 16, 2011

What's "ours?"

"It's just fine if you call it 'our country,' but if you insist on calling it 'our government,' you haven't been paying attention." --L. Reichard White, April 16, 2011


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Their Calculator doesn't go all the way to the top

The way the U.S. banker/government axis calculates unemployment, if things got so bad everyone gave up looking for work, the unemployment rate would be 0%.  No, I'm NOT making that up.  --L. Reichard White, Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:11 AM



Monday, April 4, 2011

Fair weather advocate -- or are you serious?

"Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons." --Ron Paul



Fringe benefit

If you learn how to win elections, afterwards, you can do pretty much whatever you want for at least the next four years. --L. Reichard White, Monday, April 04, 2011 5:46 AM






Friday, March 25, 2011

Re-mem-mem re-mem-mem-mem-ber when?

Remember when you "pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands?"

When did it become a "democracy?"

Why?


--L. Reichard White Friday, March 25, 2011 5:21 AM




Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Three BIG whys

1. Instead of "National debt" why don't they call it what it really is: "Government debt?" 

2. Why did they borrow rather than pay cash? 

3. Why should we, let alone our kids, grand kids and the yet unborn, pay it?
--L. Reichard White, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:52 AM