"Who controls the food supply controls the people;
who controls the energy can control whole continents;
who controls money can control the world."
There are two ways to be fooled.
One is to believe what isn't true;
the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a
state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
--Thomas Jefferson, 1816.
"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."
- Samuel Adams
"The individual is handicapped, by coming face-to-face, with a conspiracy so monstrous, he cannot believe it exists. The American mind, simply has not come to a realization of the evil, which has been introduced into our midst . . . It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy, which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent."
- FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1956
“The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809)
"Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever." ~ George Orwell
“If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.” - Mark Twain
"The exact level of tyranny that you're going to live under, is the level of tyranny you put up with." ~Thomas Jefferson
"Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. ~ Thomas Jefferson
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." - Said to be Voltaire, but really - Unknown
"If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it’s not that you are anti-gun. You’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you’re very Pro-Gun, you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous…) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small, political elite and their minions."
"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God." - Benjamin Franklin