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 [Nailed it] "The religion of 'authority' is based upon the illusion and Falsehood that some are Masters, who may set arbitrary dictates which ar not based in Morality and enforced by violence, while others are Slaves who have a 'moral obligation' to obey the arbitrary dictates set by the Masters.  That is what the BELIEF in 'authority' IS.  This is not my OPINION of what it is, THAT IS WHAT IT IS, and this is a Falsehood.  It does not exists in Reality, it is an Illusion, it is a mental construct of an imbalanced Mind and an imbalanced Psyche.  And the biggest Manifestation of this universal Religion called the BELIEF in 'authority' is Government."  ~  Mark Passio

“The present system is one of conscious cruelty....It bears down on those least able to bear it. The bureaucratic inefficiency is vindictive and hunger is being used as a weapon. People are being forced to look for work that doesn’t exist.” ~ Ken Loach

Our pseudo-democratic governments are in reality fascist:
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism since it is the merger of state and corporate power."--Benito Mussolini

We're not a democracy. It's a terrible misunderstanding and a slander to the idea of democracy to call us that. In reality, we're a plutocracy: a government by the wealthy." -----Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General

But that's the whole point of corporatism: to try and remove the public from making decisions over their own fate, to limit the public arena, to control opinion, to make sure that the fundamental decisions that determine how the world is going to be run —which include production, commerce, distribution, thought, social policy, foreign policy, everything—are not in the hands of the public, but rather in the hands of highly concentrated private power. In effect, tyranny unaccountable to the public.— Professor Noam Chomsky, interviewed in Corporate Watch

"As political theorist Michael Parenti points out, historians often overlook Fascism's economic agenda--the partnership between Big Capital and Big Government--in their analysis of its authoritarian social program. Indeed, according to Bertram Gross in his startlingly prescient Friendly Fascism (1980), it is possible to achieve fascist goals within an ostensibly democratic society."---Richard Heinberg http://www.nexusmagazine.com//corporations.html

"It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power." -- John Adams, 1788

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.   "Thomas Jefferson

"There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust." -- Demosthenes: Philippic 2, sect. 24

"What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people.  It's not good at much else." -- Tom Clancy on Kudlow and Cramer 9/2/03

"It's important to realize that whenever you give power to politicians or bureaucrats, it will be used for what they want, not for what you want."-- Harry Browne

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you." -- Pericles, 430 B.C.

"Give government the weapons to fight your enemy and it will use them against you." -- Harry Browne

"Give a good man great powers and crooks grab his job." -- Rick Gaber

"Overload the police with victimless crimes and other minutiae and eventually only creeps and bullies remain cops." -- Rick Gaber

"Power draws the corrupted; absolute power would draw the absolutely corrupted." -- Colin Barth

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." -- Tacitus, Roman senator and historian (A.D. c.56-c.115)

"The more prohibitions there are, the poorer the people will be. The more laws are promulgated, the more thieves and bandits there will be." -- Lao-tzu, The Tao Te Ching (believed written in China, 6th century BC).

"An oppressive government is much worse than a man-eating tiger." -- Kong Fu-Dzuh ("Confucious")

"A moderate is  either someone who has no moral code  of  his own, or if he  does, then he's  someone who  doesn't have the  guts to take sides between good and evil."  -- Rick Gaber

"Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free....The revelation of Thought takes man out of servitude into freedom." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Fate"

"Democracy is defended in 3 stages.  Ballot Box, Jury Box, Cartridge Box." -- Ambrose Bierce

"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all." --Frederic Bastiat, ca. 1837 

"The State is the coldest of all cold monsters, and coldly it tells lies, and this lie drones on from its mouth: 'I, the State, am the people'." -- Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus spoke Zarathustra, 1883

"People constantly speak of  'the government' doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men." -- H.L. Mencken

"Government, when it is examined, turns out to be nothing more nor less than a group of fallible men with the political force to act as though they were infallible." -- Robert LeFevre, in his essay, Aggression is Wrong

"Crime does not pay … as well as politics. " --Alfred E. Newman

Democracy is when two wolves and a sheep vote on what they will have for lunch. http://www.wealth4freedom.com/truth/chapter1.htm

"Politics is a means of preventing people from taking part in what properly concerns them." Paul Valery (1871-1945)

"When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies." ~U.S. Representative Ron Paul

"...somebody has to take governments' place, and business seems to me to be a logical entity to do it." - David Rockefeller - Newsweek International, Feb 1 1999.

"Government is big business, with the face of democracy."--Jim West

"President George Bush held a Washinton dinner...for 2,000 of his closest friends...(it) was sponsored by the tobacco and oil industries.  But the big bash was the one given by Vice President Dick Cheney....The guests were lobbyists for the nuclear power, natural gas and oil industries."--Toby Moore (Daily Express 24 May 2001)

Obvious in vaccine world:
Vaccine Conflict of Interest quotes

Just a few media stories:
Monsanto employees and government regulatory agencies employees are the same people
Bush Nominates Drug-Industry Insider To Head Office of Management and Budget
US drug companies help pay for Bush inauguration

Which is why people are cynical over governments:
"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping, and unintelligent. --H. L. Mencken

"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." -H. L. Mencken

 

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong." --Thomas Sowell

 

"...the world is governed by very different personages to what is imagined by those who are not themselves behind the scenes." - Benjamin Disraeli (1801-1884) Prime Minister of Britain

"The Establishment decided Thatcher's ideas were safer with a strong Blair government than with a weak Major government.  We are given all these personalities to choose between to disguise the fact that the policies are the same."--Tony Benn (Sunday Times Oct 6, 2002)

"The planet is being controlled, to an alarming extent, by elites, or, as I call them, cartels.  There are many cartels, but 7 are the most powerful.  They evolve, they learn from one another, they both compete and cooperate.  Unfortunately, the trend is more towards cooperation. These 7 cartels represent the following areas:   GOVERNMENT, MILITARY, INTELLIGENCE, ENERGY, MONEY, MEDIA, AND MEDICAL.....I came to this map of cartels through my own research on the medical monopoly.  That's where it started, in 1986.  .. Once you understand these cartel elites, you can begin to separate out information into loose layers of importance, as in, which layer of the control game are we talking about?  Because it's all about layers.  And at most layers, the players are forwarding agendas which they do not realize fit into higher and more destructive agendas."--Jon Rappoport

"The constitution has broken down.  We have no enemies except the ones we select and direct towards the nearest nuclear bombs.  They need an enemy to provoke, a diversion.  This is the mentality of tenth-rate people who are in politics because corporate America likes them.  They are malleable.  They give them contracts to build missile shields that will never work.  It's deeply corrupt."--Gore Vidal (Observer magazine 12 Aug 2001)

"The State is the coldest of all cold monsters." [Nietzche]

 

While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.
Lenin, "State and Revolution", 1919

"Effectively they said we were either dotty or lying. For 13 years the authorities have said this whole thing is just in our minds."--Elizabeth Sigmund, Camelford resident

"Believe nothing until it has been officially denied."--Claud Cockburn

"The art of government is the organisation of idolatry."--George Bernard Shaw.

"Democracy allows mediocrity to rise to the top."

"He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything.  That points clearly to a political career."--George Bernard Shaw.

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw (1944)

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."--HL Mencken.

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."--TH Huxley.

"Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power."--George Bernard Shaw.

"The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong."----George Bernard Shaw.