government

A Quote by Domus Ulixes on greed, government, and system

Greed and the pursuit of personal gain will be the downfall of any governmental system.

Frederik Kerling

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by Lucy Parsons on anarchism, state, anarchy, iww, wobblies, power, and government

"Concentrated power can be always wielded in the interest of the few and at the expense of the many. Government in its last analysis is this power reduced to a science. Governments never lead; they follow progress. When the prison, stake or scaffold can no longer silence the voice of the protesting minority, progress moves on a step, but not until then".

Lucy Parsons

Contributed by: CS5446

A Quote by Banksy on freedom, government, and protection

I need someone to protect me from all the measures they take in order to protect me.

Banksy

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Robert Walsh on country, insane, and government

The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.

Robert Walsh

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Butler Shaffer on government, definition, and disorder

I once defined "government" as "a system of murder, rape, extortion, coercion, theft, intimidation, and terror, the absence of which, it is said, would lead to disorder."

If you doubt this characterization then confront these hard facts: during the 20th century, governments managed to kill 200 million men, women, and children in wars, genocides, and other acts of formalized violence. During that same century, how many people were killed by individuals acting without political authority?

 

Butler Shaffer

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/ebook/25.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on war, enemies, and government

The tragedy of modern war is not so much that the young men die but that they die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Contributed by: Haydn

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on government, freedom, justice, and thoreau

I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by George Orwell on orwell, 1984, war, politics, government, society, and control

The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984

Contributed by: boogie

A Quote by George Orwell on orwell, 1984, war, politics, government, society, and control

War, it will be seen, accomplishes the necessary destruction, but accomplishes it in a psychologically acceptable way. In principle it would be quite simple to waste the surplus labour of the world by building temples and pyramids, by digging holes and filling them up again, or even by producing vast quantities of goods and then setting fire to them. But this would provide only the economic and not the emotional basis for a hierarchical society. What is concerned here is not the morale of masses, whose attitude is unimportant so long as they are kept steadily at work, but the morale of the Party itself.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984

Contributed by: boogie

A Quote by George Orwell on orwell, 1984, war, politics, government, society, and control

The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984

Contributed by: boogie

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