“A man wrote to say that he accepted nothing but Solipsism, and added that he had often wondered it was not a more common philosophy. Now Solipsism simply means that a man believes in his own existence, but not in anybody or anything else. And it never struck this simple sophist, that if his philosophy was true, there obviously were no other philosophers to profess it.” GKC, The Dumb Ox.
Another reason the MSM’s parroting habit is so disturbing: “A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.” Daniel Kahneman
“Progressive income and inheritance taxation was first advocated as a means of destroying private property by Karl Marcx, in the Communist Manifesto, published in 1848. Thereafter, every socialist party platform included this plank.” Frank Chodorov. I haven’t verified Chodorov’s assertion here, but if accurate, it’s significant.
“Income taxation appeals to the governing class because in its everlasting urgency for power it needs money. Income taxation appeals to the mass of people because it gives expression to their envy; it salves their sense of hurt.” Frank Chodorov.
“The Populists, as do all reformers, assumed that social good can be achieved through political action. They ignored the age-old fact that whenever the government does ‘good’ it acts in the interests of some at the expense of others, meanwhile acquiring power for itself.” Frank Chodorov
“Freedom is the absence of restraint. Government cannot give freedom, it can only take it away. The more power the government exercises the less freedom will the people enjoy. And when government has a monopoly of power the people have no freedom. That is the definition of absolutism—monopoly of power.” Frank Chodorov
“The state is the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies, too; and this lie creeps from its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people.'” NietzscheBookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList