• Quotable Quotes for $100, Alex…

    February 7, 2015

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    Posted in: Democracy, Military, Post-Constitution America

    Why this sudden restlessness, this confusion?
    (How serious people’s faces have become.)
    Why are the streets and squares emptying so rapidly,
    everyone going home so lost in thought?

    Because night has fallen and the barbarians have not come.
    And some who have just returned from the border say
    there are no barbarians any longer.

    And now, what’s going to happen to us without barbarians?
    They were, those people, a kind of solution.

    C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems.

    We must remember that the progressive debasement of international law and comity has reached such a stage that all the concepts of internal sovereignty, respect for international boundaries, and even of a formal state of war have well-nigh disappeared from the book of rules. [The situation is] now rapidly approaching comparison with the lawless era of the Thirty Years’ War.

    –Bernard Fall, Two Vietnams.

    Looking at the world as a whole, the drift for many decades has been not towards anarchy but towards the reimposition of slavery. We may be heading not for general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity. James Burnham’s theory has been much discussed, but few people have yet considered its ideological implications — that is, the kind of world-view, the kind of beliefs, and the social structure that would probably prevail in a state which was at once unconquerable and in a permanent state of “cold war” with its neighbors.

    George Orwell, You and the Atomic Bomb

    The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by ‘our’ side.

    George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism

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    • chuck nasmith said...


      Hope I am not off topic, and have not read the article by Peter yet, but yesterday I thought Brian Williams shoud be canned from his show and start up a new, improved “to Tell the Truth”.Vote… Manning/2016 Snowden/2016 etc. Keep on

      02/7/15 4:11 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck nasmith said...


      We have a Bingo! The People B4 1% Empire……. Wage Peace. Double Jeopardy question……….. For 1 million, “Why did Obama win a Nobel Peace Prize?”

      02/7/15 4:24 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


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      02/7/15 9:57 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      Damn! You guys are racking up points on the $1mil prize “What’s My Secret” pinball bumper counter faster than the Empire algorithms can keep up. 🙂

      Speaking of keep up..keep it up. I love Empire pinball. ‘Specially when the high prize is Cheney/Bush/Obama go to prison..with a 1000 bonus points when you knock down the CIA/NSA popups! Man..I can see the back board display right now. That’s when all the flashing lights, and the point roller display goes mad!!! Oh, and then, there’s the whole fun of those two levers..what do you call em..oh yeah, the Dem/Repug FLIPPERS!!! HAHA. Man, just slapping those citizen steel balls up against those unemployment bumpers..hahahaha..what fun. Of course..then those pesky inside trader holes that catch those dumb citizen balls and them kick em out on the “street of homeless” only to be captured in a INSANE COP WHO WILL KILL YOU trap..hahahaha..what fun! Of course..one more bounce of the “lifes little detours” rack is enough to make you ROTFIGSL!!

      Goddamn. 25 cents and I can change the whole damn planet in 15 minutes! Fuck ..I love pinball. Until I figured out I was one of the balls.

      02/7/15 11:12 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...


      Oh, oh, here in the back. I have a quote:

      Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it. – John Lennon, 1968 interview.

      02/8/15 10:46 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      “Who are they kidding” for $100, Alex:

      Answer: What is the lapdog media?

      NBC (Meet the Press)spreads Dickhead Cheney’s lies about the Iraq War and poor Brian Williams gets blasted for fibbing about his.

      02/8/15 12:28 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      teri said…

      “Oh, oh, here in the back. I have a quote:”

      Too bad Lennon didn’t live to see the U.S.S Cuckoos Nest circa 2015. Of course, I’m positive he would have been murdered by King Kill List before now.

      02/8/15 1:18 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Megalomania seems a better term to apply to those in the American ruling elite who have relished the idea of a unipolar world for decades. Victoria Nuland’s megalomania (such women are usualy married to pasty weakling males who couldn’t last a week in boot camp) decided she would easily emasculate Tsar Putin. Her folly could very well start a hot war in the Ukraine.

      02/8/15 2:16 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck nasmith said...


      I have a drone. Imagine… I have a drone. Is it Tuesday somewhere?

      02/8/15 5:54 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      “Shell companies are people too.” – Mitt Romney

      Across the United States in recent years, nearly half the residential purchases of over $5 million were made by shell companies rather than named people, according to data from First American Data Tree analyzed by The Times.

      02/8/15 6:34 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      ok..nuff fooling around. All bets are off. Let’s talk reality for a moment.

      A few things I’ve mentioned around these parts are really starting to make sense.

      1. Jim Garrisons assessment of who really is our “government”, including ex CIA Col Fletcher Prouty’s astounding revelations of the Secret Team and the structure of CIA.

      2. The Pike Commission report, which if you actually read the transcriptions of the hearings will prepare you for why the Torture report debacle is important.

      3. Snowden’s revelations.

      4. Congress support of NSA’s usurpation of the 4th Amendment by virtue on non reform by Congress.

      5. The astounding Catherine Austin Fitts revelations of CIA funding by virtue of HUD(and other agency’s acquiescence to UN-Constitutional statutory mandates enacted by Congress that allow CIA to circumvent the Constitution’s Article 1, sec. 9,
      quote”“No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.”

      notwithstanding the rule of law…ie..the clause from the Central Intelligence Act of 1949 that has allowed a coup d’etat to take place..

      quote”The sums made available to the Agency may be expended without regard to the provisions of law and regulations relating to the expenditure of Government funds; and for objects of a confidential, extraordinary, or emergency nature, such expenditures to be accounted for solely on the certificate of the Director.”unquote


      The sums made available to the Agency may be expended without regard to the provisions of law.

      Now..is there something about this statute you don’t understand?

      And there you have it. The reality..the CIA answers to NO ONE. In my universe..this equates to a legal imperialism.

      And finally..I’ve mentioned a few times here, the growing consensus that “the rule of law is a myth”

      I stand validated AGAIN….by Catherine Austin Fitts herself…


      open that link and you will find a rabbit hole so deep it’s take the rest of your life to get out.

      this is why…


      now..are you sure you want to take the red pill?

      bartender.. give me a shot of absinthe.

      02/9/15 12:36 AM | Comment Link

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