Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices
Index - H
HABEAS CORPUS: You are to produce the person [of the accused].” - Anonymous Latin Legal maxim. - Meaning, produce the accused before a judge, instead of keeping him incarcerated. - JZ, 12.10.02. - I wish that ancient principle of justice were applied to illegal immigrants before just courts, which would grant them asylum in all cases where they are not wanted in other countries for crimes with victims. - JZ, 25.11.02. – Obviously, all “illegal immigrants” should still be able to claim all individual rights and liberties. Free migration, immigration restrictions, asylum. But even many “free” and “democratic” Western governments do deny them to these people, thereby claiming that their legislation is above individual rights and liberties, natural law, natural rights, thus proving their extreme ignorance and prejudices, alas, backed by all too many of their voters, largely out of fear of unemployment, which is rather due to monetary- and financial despotism wrongful governmental interventions than immigration. – That is one of the many truths not taught in most government schools and universities. – JZ, 30.4.13. – FREE MIGRATION, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, DENIAL OF JUSTICE, ASYLUM OR FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
HABITS: The greatest threats and the greatest incentives are often no help against habits of thoughts and actions. Instance: The nuclear war threat has not yet demolished territorialist notions and microfiche, floppy disks, CDs, e-mail, websites and blogs have not yet done away with long established publishing and reading habits. - JZ, 12.9.00, 20.8.02, 5.9.13. - HABITS OF THOUGHT, CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, FAITH, BELIEFS, MODELS, RULING DOGMAS:
HAMILTONIANS: Hamiltonians were terrible persons who actually believed there were circumstances under which some individuals had the right to tell other individuals what to do. - L. Neil Smith, The Nagasaki Vector, p.167. - Innocent people, when wrongfully attacked, have, indeed, the right to tell attackers what to do or not to do in these cases - and, moreover, the right to defend themselves against them, even armed and organized. - Smith would be the last person to deny that. His remark was intended as directed against meddlers and aggressors. Hamiltonians can rightly tell each other what to do, as far as their own affairs are concerned. - They should have no say over the rightful actions of others. Those who are not Hamiltonians do not have the right to decide how Hamiltonians ought to treat each other. - JZ, 18.10.02. , STATISTS, ETATISTS, INTERVENTIONISM, PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS
HAND-UP VS. HAND-OUTS: Give people a hand-up not a hand-out.” – Michael Cloud, 24.7.04. – Even the hand-up should not be obligatory, e.g. via a Welfare State and its tribute levies. – JZ, 5.9.13.
HAND: that the hidden hand is the only trustworthy and indeed tolerable regulator of economic affairs …” - Deryck Abel: Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.148. - The term "hidden hand" is ascribed to Herbert Spencer. The term "invisible hand" to Adam Smith. - INVISIBLE OR HIDDEN HAND, MARKET, REGULATIONS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, MARKET FORCES, NATURAL LAW,NATURAL HARMONIES
HANDOUTS: A handout is not a helpout.” - Michael F. Flynn, The Common Goal of Nature, ANALOG, 4/90, p. 33. - HELP, POVERTY, LITTLE PEOPLE
HANDOUTS: a nation which fosters its good-for-nothings will end by becoming a good-for-nothing nation.” - Herbert Spencer in: "Reflections". – As territorial “nations” all these “nations” are “good” for nothing but oppression, exploitation and war. – JZ, 5.9.13. - GOOD-FOR-NOTHINGS, PARASITIC POOR, LOAFERS, SUBSIDIES
HANDOUTS: As a step towards realising the rights of the taxpayer: Chop off all hand-outs. No public assistance any more or subsidies except as high interest bearing loans. Even then, for instance in welfare loans, they should be granted only when all first degree family members or close friends become guarantors. - JZ, n.d. – It would be still better to provide all welfare loans only privately and competitively, as personal loans. – JZ, 5.9.13. & 17.10.02.- WELFARE, POVERTY, SOCIAL SERVICES, TAXATION
HANDOUTS: As long as there is a public feeding trough - pigs will turn up at it. - JZ, 11.5.01. The best way to stop this feeding is to remove the trough, e.g. by a tax strike, a monetary revolution and by voluntary taxation for volunteer communities only. - JZ, 30.7.01. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WELFARE STATE, BUDGET, TAXATION
HANDOUTS: Every handout goes too far unless it is a voluntary one, using the own means. - JZ, 12.10.85. - SUBSIDIES, AID, HELP, CHARITY, WELFARE STATE, POVERTY
HANDOUTS: Give people a hand-up not a hand-out.” – Michael Cloud, 24.7.04. - HAND-UP VS. HAND-OUTS
HANDOUTS: Hand-outs hand out problems. - JZ, 28.7.75.
HANDOUTS: He who gives too much belittles the recipient.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - GIFTS, WELFARE STATE, HELP, POVERTY, CHARITY
HANDOUTS: Loans in the monies of monetary freedom, combined with sufficient self-help advice, rather than handouts by governments, churches or charity groups and charitable individuals. Even the poor could come to issue clearing certificates covered by their readiness to accept them in payment for productive work done by them. - JZ, 19.10.02. - MONETARY FREEDOM
HANDOUTS: No government handouts are earned. - JZ, 4.9.89. - SUBSIDIES, WELFARE STATES, SOCIAL SERVICES
HANDOUTS: No more handouts at the expense of taxpayers. - JZ, 14.7.94.
HANDOUTS: When a millionaire gives a dollar to a beggar the gain of utility to the beggar is enormous, and the loss of utility to the millionaire is insignificant. Generally the discussion is allowed to rest there. But if the millionaire makes capital of the dollar, it must go upon the labor market, as a demand for productive services. Hence there is another party in interest - the person who supplies productive services. There always are two parties. The second is always the Forgotten Man.” - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.110. - CHARITY, POVERTY, WELFARE, TAXATION, CAPITAL, FORGOTTEN MAN
HANDOUTS: Won't the little people go to the wall? … Not if the taxes go as well. (*) Let the economy grow and create jobs, and you won't need the handouts. - James P. Hogan, Mirror Maze, 131. - (*) Also end e.g. monetary despotism, protectionism, compulsory licensing and regulations, minimum wagers, immigration barriers, closed shops, all privileges and monopolies. - JZ, 19.10.02, 5.9.13. - LITTLE PEOPLE, , POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT
HANDS OFF: Colbert … asked a group of manufacturers what he could do for industry. A manufacturer named Legendre answered: “Laissez-nous faire!” “Let us alone!” - Apparently, the French businessmen of the 17th century had more courage than their American counterparts of the 20th century, and a better understanding of economics. They knew that government “help” to business is just as disastrous as government persecution, and that the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” - Ayn Rand, Let Us Alone, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p 24/25, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, www.rationalmind.com - LEAVE US ALONE! LAISSEZ FAIRE, LAISSEZ PASSER, LET PEOPLE PRODUCE, LET PEOPLE EXCHANGE, FREE MARKET ECONOMICS, THE ONLY REALISTIC ECONOMICS
HANDS OFF: Have you ever known of any bureaucracy that could keep its hands to itself?” – Bud Webster, Bubba Pritchert & the Space Aliens, ANALOG, July 94, 208. - BUREAUCRACY, POWER, VESTED INTEREST, INTERVENTIONISM
HANDSHAKE: The handshake or the sword.” - Heading by Thomas W. Hazlett, in THE FREEMAN, Nov. 77. – SWORD, TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT
HANSEATIC LEAGUE: A Hong Kong journalist surveys the rise and fall of the Hanseatic League - http://www.europeandme.eu/13brain/672-hanseatic-league - The Legend of the Hanseatic League - www.europeandme.eu - Mark Frazier - Long before the establishment of nation states, the Hanseatic League was already a golden success of a sturdy and cogent trade union across Europe, inserting unmatchable economic and political influence. We look into this truly transnational piece of European history. - John Zube Alas, they were not unblemished competitors but also powerful monopolists. That did, probably, largely contribute to their downfall. But can we blame them seeing that even now we have not yet fully realized Free Trade at least for all its voluntary supporters? - Facebook, 31.10.12.
HAPPINESS: A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.” - Alexander Slzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward.
HAPPINESS: A person cannot make another happy, but he can make him unhappy. This is the main reason why there is more unhappiness than happiness in the world.” - Thomas Szasz, The Untamed Tongue, A Dissenting Dictionary.
HAPPINESS: A well-planned, happy prison is still a prison. A free market economy doesn't guarantee every one's happiness … but it guarantees everyone's freedom.” - Charles Blackwell, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 8/76. – Provided it also includes e.g. full monetary and financial freedom, the freedom to decide on war and peace, rightful war and peace aims, rightful weapons and free choice of governments and societies and the right and organization required to defend all individual rights and liberties effectively. The Chinese in Mainland China are now, largely, economically free but not yet monetarily, financially and free to choose the government or society they prefer for themselves and to defend their individual rights and liberties effectively, e.g. by seceding and forming their own panarchies and by joining or establishing a quite rightful militia, which would e.g. destroy all ABC mass murder devices that it could get hold of. – JZ 6.1.09. – FREEDOM MEANS MUCH MORE THAN MERELY THE OPTION TO ENGAGE IN THE USUAL FREE MARKET ACTIVITIES, CHINA
HAPPINESS: As the happiness of the people is the sole end of government, so the consent of the people is the only foundation of it, in reason, morality, and the natural fitness of things.” - John Adams - Its people are only its own volunteers, not all people who happen to live in a certain territory. - JZ, 11.10.02. - Territorial governments do not and cannot fulfill their promises. But exterritorial governments should be free to try, for their volunteers. - JZ, 24.11.02. - CONSENT, GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY
HAPPINESS: Be assured: The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.” – Libertaere Plattform www.libertaere-platform.de – (“Seid gewiss: das Geheimnis des Gluecks ist die Freiheit. Das Geheimnis der Freiheit ist der Mut.”) – Courage in the pursuit of wrongful aims is valueless and may even have a negative value. – Or should we praise the thief, robber, murderer or rapist for his courage and the happiness he thus produces for himself? - JZ, 5.9.13. - FREEDOM, COURAGE
HAPPINESS: Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.” – Anonymous – JOKE – How are people to manage that under totalitarianism, tyranny, despotism and authoritarian “democratic” regimes, which do also deny genuine self-government and self-determination to dissenting individuals and minorities? – JZ, 30.4.13.
HAPPINESS: Bentham, deprecating the use of this force for the benefit of the privileged few, urged that the aim of the law-makers should be the greatest good of the greatest number. Spencer, recognizing that happiness is not the same for all, and that men cannot rightfully be provided for thus in the lump, saw that greater happiness lies in each being at liberty to pursue it in his own way, due regard being paid to the restrictions necessary to prevent encroachment on the equal rights of others.” - Who? In? Sprading? page 379. - UTILITARIANISM, THE GREATEST GOOD OF THE GREATEST NUMBER, LIBERTY, INDIVIDUALISM, MAJORITY
HAPPINESS: Do what will make you worthy of happiness.” - Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason. – WORTHINESS, MERIT, DESERVING IT, ACHIEVEMENTS, EARNING HAPPINESS, MERIT
HAPPINESS: Everyone is the smith of his happiness - but no one is master in this field.” – “Ein jeder ist seines Gluecks Schmied, doch keiner Meister auf diesem Gebiet.” - Willi Schirp, Gezirp, 84. – Nor are we as yet free enough to practise whatever degree of mastery we have achieved, as we could under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, based upon individual sovereignty and individual secessionism. – JZ, 7.12.10.
HAPPINESS: Everyone may seek his own happiness in the way that seems good to himself, provided that he infringe not such freedom of others to strive after a similar end as is consistent with the freedom of all.” - Kant, quoted by Sprading in Freedom and its Fundamental. - PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, EQUAL RIGHTS
HAPPINESS: For happiness is only a by-product of function, as light is a by-product of the electric current running through the wires.” - T. H. White, The Book of Merlyn, p.16.
HAPPINESS: Happines for a bee or a dolphin is simply to exist: for man it is to know and to wonder.” (*) - Jaques Yves Cousteau, 1910-1997, marine explorer. – Alas, this is not yet the characteristic of most human beings. – JZ, 6.1.09. – The know-nothings and the under-educated and unenlightned can be happy in their own way but this should happen only at their own cost and risk. – JZ, 7.12.10. – (*) As if e.g. doing and achieving something worthwhile would not matter for one’s happiness. – Why are part-truths so often presented as if they were the complete truth on a subject? - JZ, 5.9.13.
HAPPINESS: Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.” – Source? – At least in one of the forms of significant kinds of happiness. It comes or stays away from people in a very great variety, for very subjective motives or reasons, applicable perhaps only to them. – JZ, 3.1.09. - PURPOSE, CREATIVITY
HAPPINESS: Happiness is like coke - something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else.” - Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point, 1928. - CREATIVITY, PURPOSE
HAPPINESS: Happiness is not a simple matter. It is very difficult to find it within us and impossible to find it without us.” - Quoted by Nicolas Chamisso, Aphorism, p.222.
HAPPINESS: Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing whatever you think is worth doing.” – Robert Heinlein, To Sail Beyond the Sunset, p.142. - That does not necessarily apply e.g. to transcriptions via keyboarding, scanning and proof-reading and numerous computer-chores. They can be very boring and tiring – but not “hard work” in the usual sense. However, they are also necessary for certain desired results. - JZ, 18.10.02. - WORTHWHILE WORK
HAPPINESS: Happiness lies in the exercise of vital powers along the lines of excellence in a life affording them scope.” - Pres. J. F. Kennedy, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, Aug. 67.
HAPPINESS: Happiness wasn't constructive, it didn't get you anywhere. It was insidious, too, the more you had of it the more you wanted; it was a kind of drug, a lotus-eating.” - Ethel Manning, Crescendo, 1928-1937, p.61. - HEDONISM, PLEASURE SEEKING, SENSUAL GRATIFICATIONS
HAPPINESS: How can there be a general happiness which is anything other than the happiness of individuals, and of groups of individuals, pursuing some end which they choose to pursue? How can the State do anything to increase this happiness, other than by allowing people to live their lives as they choose as members of those associations which they desire to join?” - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.5. – It is not up to a territorial State to grant or deny this freedom although, formally, it might come to introduce it. – JZ, 7.12.10. - THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, WELFARE STATE
HAPPINESS: I cannot believe that the purpose of life is (merely) to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter: to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” - Leo Rosten, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. LIFE, PURPOSE, AIMS
HAPPINESS: I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.”- Thomas Jefferson. – Who says that the power-addicts are rational beings rather than a particular kind of madmen, psychopaths or cripples? – JZ, 7.12.10. - POWER, RATIONALITY VS. IRRATIONALITY, POWER ADDICTION, WORSE THAN ANY DRUG ADDICTION
HAPPINESS: If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy. - Thomas Jefferson - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - & GOVERNMENTS
HAPPINESS: It is not the function of the State to make men happy. They must make themselves happy in their own way, and at their own risk. - William Graham Sumner - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE
HAPPINESS: it is true without a doubt: happiness is only possible when the struggle for personal happiness is renounced.” - Tolstoi, in A. B. Goldenveizer, Talks with Tolstoi, p.46. – Apparently, he meant the happiness of the altruists, which, if this were true, would amount to the ultimate in considering the own individual life, rights and liberties to be worthless but those of the others to be of the ultimate value. Most altruists do not even notice this contradiction. – JZ, 7.12.10, 20.4.13. – ALTRUISM VS. RATIONAL & MORAL SELF-INTEREST
HAPPINESS: Let these truths be indelibly impressed on our minds - that we cannot be happy without being free - that we cannot be free without being secure in our property - that we cannot be secure in our property if without our consent others may as by right take it away.” - John Dickinson, Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies (1768). – There are many other rights than property rights. All are required for a complete condition of freedom. – None should be taken away against one’s will – if one is not a criminal with involuntary victims. - JZ, 7.12.10. – Most people do also apply them, quite wrongfully to legalized patents and copyrights, although most inventions, texts etc. could now be very cheaply copied, almost without limits. – JZ, 30.1.13. - PROPERTY RIGHTS ARE JUST ONE KIND OF MANY INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PATENTS, TAXATION, COPYRIGHTS
HAPPINESS: Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come. – Chinese proverb – Mobilize in all spheres the powers of attraction rather than fears through terrorism. Quite rightful war and peace aims can mobilize more refugees, deserters, allies and insurrectionists than a wrongful enemy regime can mobilized fighters against you. But more than trustworthy promises are involved, e.g. diverse governments and societies in exile, already operating for their present volunteers and established also for their future ones, fully publicized. – JZ, 6.4.12. – FREEDOM, JUSTICE & PROSPERITY, DESERTION, REFUGEES, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, WAR & PEACE AIMS, WARFARE, REVOLUTION, LIBERATION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, ECONOMIC LIBERTIES, FREE MARKETS, FREE MIGRATION, FULL EMPLOYMENT UNDER MONETARY FREEDOM & STABLE COMPETING CURRENCIES, CAPITALIST & SELF-MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR ALL.
HAPPINESS: mankind obtain a greater sum of happiness when each pursues his own, under the rules and conditions required by the rest, than when each makes the good of the rest his only object.” - John Morley, On Compromise, p.273. – Rather under his own rightful rules, that do agree with the rightful rules that all others have for their own actions, according to a general law of freedom, as Kant suggested. – JZ, 7.12.10. - SELF-INTEREST, EGOISM VS. ALTRUISM
HAPPINESS: Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not obtained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” - Helen Keller, Journal, 1938. – Different things or actions make different people happy. – JZ, 7.12.10. - CREATIVITY, PURPOSE
HAPPINESS: No one has a right to happiness.” - Eric Hoffer. - He has only the right to try to make himself and others happy - if he can manage to do so without infringing anybody's rights and liberties. - JZ, 11.2.02. – RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, NEEDS, DESIRES
HAPPINESS: One should never let one's happiness depend on other people.” - H. Granville Barker, The Voysey Inheritance, 1905. – Not even between loving couples and parents and children? – JZ, 30.4.13. - INDEPENDENCE & DEPENDENCY
HAPPINESS: Perhaps hogs are happy, but man should be moved by a greater wish than to be jolly.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplations, p.58.
HAPPINESS: The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin - AN INDIVIDUAL NOT A GOVERNMENTAL PURSUIT
HAPPINESS: the essential requirement to general happiness - the requirement that each shall enjoy all those means to happiness which his actions, carried on without aggression, have brought him.” - Herbert Spencer, in S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.176. - FREEDOM OF ACTION, PROPERTY, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, AGGRESSION
HAPPINESS: The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.” - George Bernard Shaw. - Can innocents imprisoned in nation-wide prisons or reasonable people incarcerated in country-wide madhouses, under millions of irrational rules, be really happy? - JZ, 30.10.02, 7.12.10. - FAITH, BELIEF, DOUBT, CREDULITY, SKEPTICISM, TERRITORIALISM. Q.
HAPPINESS: The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts invented, sciences cultivated, laws ordained, and societies modelled, by the most profound wisdom of patriots and legislators. Even the lonely savage, who lies exposed to the inclemency of the elements and the fury of wild beasts, forgets not, for a moment, this grand object of his being.” - David Hume. - By directly aiming at happiness it cannot be achieved. It is, usually, the result of diverse other efforts, especially free ones. - JZ, 30.6.00, 7.12.10.
HAPPINESS: The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.” - William Ellery Channing - It should start by letting individuals and minority groups secede from them. - JZ, 11.10.02. - Otherwise, in is like a despotic spouse that will not permit divorce from him or her, or like a territorially and hierarchically established church that oppresses dissenters and non-conformists. - JZ, 24.11.02. – SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM
HAPPINESS: The only orthodox object of the institution of government is to secure the greatest degree of happiness possible to the general mass of those associated under it.” - Thomas Jefferson to M. van der Kemp, 1812. – As if individual rights and liberties would not matter. By aiming only at happiness one might even produce happy slaves or serfs. – Whatever happiness is attainable for individuals is most easily and safely achieved through the knowledge, appreciation and utilization of individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 30.4.13. - THROUGH GOVERNMENTS OR THROUGH THE UNHINDERED PRACTICE OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES?
HAPPINESS: The pursuit of unhappiness is an inalienable right of all humans.” - Frank Herbert, Eye, p.174. – Let people be statists at their own expense and risk but not territorialists, for this could only be done at the risk and expense of innocent dissenters living in the same territory. – JZ, 7.12.10. - ERRORS, MISTAKES AND EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM
HAPPINESS: The right to the pursuit of happiness, by rightful means, should be distinguished from the wrongful claim to be provided with happiness at the expense and efforts of others. – JZ, 30.4.13. – WELFARE CLAIMS POSED AS RIGHTS
HAPPINESS: The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage. – Thucydides (460-400 B.C.), Greek Historian - What is courage or even heroism or even happiness without sufficient knowledge and appreciation of all individual rights and liberties and quite rightful aims and purposes, and means and methods to attain them? – JZ, 13.4.12, 30.4.13, 5.9.13. - FREEDOM & COURAGE
HAPPINESS: the utilitarian demand that each man merits equal consideration. For equal consideration is compatible with great injustice. For example, I might give equal consideration to slaves in that I think that their happiness is to be computed on the same scale as the happiness of the slaveholders, but argue that the happiness of the latter (because there are more of them, say) outweighs the unhappiness of the former. That is exactly what Kant wants to preclude. It is immoral to deny the freedom of any man against his rational will, no matter how good (on balance) the consequences of so doing.” - Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant, The Philosophy of Right, p.161. - MAJORITY, UTILITARIANISM, SLAVERY
HAPPINESS: There are a set of religions, or rather moral writings, which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery, in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.” - Henry Fielding (1707-1754), Tom Jones (1749). – Let all pursue their kind of happiness in their own ways, but always only at the own risk and expense. – JZ, 7.12.10. - VIRTUE & VICE, STUPIDITIES & WISE ACTIONS, & RELIGION, TOLERANCE VS. INTOLERANCE
HAPPINESS: There is no such thing as happiness. We just have to be happy without it.” - From film: Money From Home, 1954, with Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin. – Like right and freedom it is just an abstract ideal, one that can only be approached to different degrees by different individuals, in accordance with their capacity and wish for either. – One form is not a cure-all or panacea for all kinds of illness and troubles. – However, panarchism, with its diverse panarchies, in accordance with individual free choices, can make more people happy, in accordance with their own ideas on happiness, than any other system of human organization. - JZ, 7.12.10. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE
HAPPINESS: There is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism, and that is the impulse to punish the man with a superior capacity for happiness.” - H. L. Mencken. – They were not satisfied with living as puritans themselves but wanted to force their practices upon all others. To my knowledge, the Non-Puritans were much more tolerant. They tolerated the Puritans to the extent that these did their own things only to themselves, like e.g. monks and nuns. – JZ, 7.12.10. - PURITANISM, RELIGION, SIN, CHRISTIANITY, INTOLERANCE TOWARDS THE INTOLERANT, TOLERANCE TOWARDS THE TOLERANT
HAPPINESS: To each his own road to happiness, at the own expense and risk. - JZ, 17.10.02. – Suum cuique: To each his own! – Ancient Latin advice. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM
HAPPINESS: To refrain from harming others is one thing; to design and order happiness for others and to enforce delivery invites an equal-and-opposite reaction.” - Frank Herbert, The Godmakers, p.81. – Harm and rights infringements are still not sufficiently distinguished. The spurned lover is hurt and harmed in his love relationship – but he is not wronged. He does not have the right to demand and to be supplied with love from any particular person. – JZ, 3.1.09, 5.9.13. - HARM, ORDERING, COERCION, FORCE, COMPULSION, UTOPIANISM, PLANNING, CENTRALISATION, SELF-DETERMINATION, CONTROL
HAPPINESS: Unpaid hard work can also bring its kind of happiness, rather than a wage, salary, profit or much recognition by others. – JZ, 3.1.09. – UNPAID WORK, VOLUNTEER WORK, LABORS OF LOVE, FOR HOBBIES, COMMITMENTS, FRIENDS, COMRADES, LOVERS, FAMILY MEMBERS
HAPPINESS: we’ve been so happy here,” … “Happiness isn’t a place, … we aren’t leaving it here, we’re taking it with us.” – Wilbur Smith, When the Lion Feeds, Pan Books Ltd., London, 1966-1973, p.381. – TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY,
HAPPINESS: What kind of happiness? That of an irrational animal? Beer brewers and beer drinkers could then brag with their services and their satisfaction. – JZ, 13.11.11, commenting to Carmelo Miragliotta Gente Produttiva
HAPPINESS: Whoever wants to create must be joyful.” – (Wer schaffen will muss froehlich sein.) - Theodor Fontane. - , PLEASURE, CREATIVITY, JOY
HAPPINESS: You cannot judge a man whether he was happy until after he is dead.” - Greek saying. - And then you have to ask him. - Michael Greene. – How? – JZ
HARD CURRENCY: The essence of hard money is that it has precise limits to its supply." - A value standard like a gram of gold is not depreciated proportionately to the numbers of grams of gold available. Compared with the accumulated gold stock even the largest additional annual gold production amounts to little - and industrial use of gold is ever increasing and takes a larger and larger share of current production. The value of meter and kg measures is not depreciated by the number of meter and kg measures being increased. And the same relatively stable value standard can be used in an ever-increasing circulation that corresponds to the ever increasing quantity of goods and services offered for sale. The precise limit for any competitive private or cooperative currency is and should be the same as that for any other product or service. As long as it can be honestly offered and sold at competitive prices, it does not exceed its limits. But any considerable and lasting discount of a free and market-rated currency will induce the issuer to stop issuing and his potential acceptors to refuse or still further discount his money tokens - and to force them upon him, as the issuer, as soon as possible, at par. We should not limit our exchanges to those that can be mediated with gold coins or gold deposit slips but have them as unlimited as we want them to be, with our goods and services either priced out in gold- or silver weight units or in any other value standard that we do prefer for our exchange media and our goods and services. In one's thinking and issue and reflux practice one should distinguish between exchange media and value standards and between forced acceptance and forced values as against optional acceptance and free market rating. Otherwise one will inevitably arrive at wrong conclusions. - It indicates soft-headed "thinking" to class all other currencies but gold or silver metal or 100% gold or silver covered certificates as "soft" currencies. - JZ, 16.3.97. – GOLD & SILVER COINS, GOLD STANDARDS, FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS, METALLIC REDEMPTIONISM, MONETARY FREEDOM, INFLATION, DEFLATION, LAW OF SUPPLY & DEMAND IN THIS SPHERE – IN THE ABSENCE OF AN ISSUE MONOPOLY & OF LEGAL TENDER
HARD JOBS: It's the hard jobs we tackle daily that get us somewhere. Easy roads all seem to lead downhill.” - READER'S DIGEST, Jan. 65. - VS. EASY ROADS, PERSISTENCE, SUCCESS
HARD JOBS: I've learnt to grasp the nettle. When I have something hard to do - which happens practically every day - I get it out of the way first. Then I can go through the rest of the day in much better spirits and get more done.” - READER'S DIGEST, Jan. 65. - UNPLEASANT JOBS, DAILY CHORES
HARD MONEY: Money needs neither to be hard nor soft but, rather, optional and should, preferably, be sound. - Then the good money will be preferred by potential acceptors and thus drive out the bad money, which can, in the absence of an exclusive currency status and legal tender powers, no longer be forced, at par, upon unwilling creditors. - JZ, 4.9.92 &15.4.97. - Whether a ruler is made of wood, plastic or metal does not matter much if anything for its usefulness. Only its relative accuracy and stability, convenient size, availability and easy applicability does. Even mass- produced and very cheap, thin and flexible rulers are accurate and stable enough for most purposes. - The marking of goods prices, wages, salaries, debts, fees, subscriptions, taxes, interest etc., can be done in supposedly "hard" value standards, in form of gram or ounce weight units of an agreed upon fineness, of rare metal, according to its value on a free market for that metal. Only some trading in such units is needed, e.g., for fold weight units on a free gold market, to establish and confirm its market value with regard to other metals, value standards, currencies, goods and services. The "hardness" of this standard does not require that the issue of any exchange media or clearing certificates has been covered by its units, either 100% or fractionally or that the issuer is under any obligation to redeem his notes or certificates in physical value standard units upon demand. It might even be harder for him in some ways, but still possible, and much easier in other ways, to simply preserve the par-value of his issue with their nominal gold weight value, primarily by accepting them himself at par with their gold weight value, and, perhaps, obliging his debtors, by corresponding contracts, to do the same, as long as they still owe him something, which they can repay with those of his notes which they would accept, at any time at par. The free gold market of the world would provide the greatest possible and safest "redemption fund" for all notes reckoning in gold weight values and kept at par with them. Such notes should not be dogmatically classed as "soft" money, as if they were as depreciated or valueless as government paper money often becomes. Those who provide cheap, plastic, cardboard or wooden rulers do not have to have them fully covered, each single one of them, by their equivalent in platinum rulers, either. Most people do not aim at purchasing gold - if they do, they could, on the gold market - but, rather want to be sure that their notes and certificates are readily accepted at par at least on the local consumer goods and service market. That kind of “cover” or guaranty or value preservation clause can be indefinitely expanded, with the growing demand for it among the consumers, without depreciating the value standard units used. Only the value-carriers, i.e. the exchange media, expressing a certain number of value standard units, would have to be correspondingly increased, temporarily - only to flow back again to the issuer, upon their “redemption” in the ready for sale and wanted consumer goods and services. - It is very misleading to call all monies not 100 % redeemable in gold mere "soft" money. - JZ, 22.8.92. VS. SOFT MONEY, GOLD STANDARDS, FREE CHOICE AMONG VALUE STANDARDS
HARD MONEY: This is a case of false and misleading alternatives. Hard and soft currencies are not necessarily and in all respects opposites and between them they do not cover all possibilities except merely verbally and conceptually, with the wrong and leading concepts. More significant are distinctions between honest and dishonest, sound and unsound, monopolistic and competitive, forced and optional, stable enough and all too unstable currencies, whether any of them are "hard" or "soft" by any definition. Moreover, what does hard or soft mean with regard to any of thousands of different ways to determine or to try to preserve the purchasing power of an index currency? Physically one of the hardest currencies would be one of diamonds. But they are not malleable enough to be coined. (In future, when artificial diamond production becomes quite cheap, at least for diamond coatings, we might come to diamond-coated pure gold coins to prevent them from wearing down too fast, when made out of pure gold, a soft metal. In the meantime, to the extent that we would still bother to use them, we might mostly keep each of them in a cheap small plastic and transparent pocket or pouch. A gold currency is usually considered a "hard" currency and yet it is made out of one of the softest metals and also of a metal that has been more than any other subjected to legal interventionism. Coins made out of harder and cheaper metals, copper or iron, were often not kept hard, judged by their par value with better standards, but depreciated against them. And soft materials, like wood, bamboo, paper and plastic, have often been used in quite sound private money tokens. The distinction merely between hard money and soft money is as insufficient as that merely between rare metal exchange media and paper means of exchange, with the misunderstanding that the latter would always have to be fiat money or legal tender money and depreciating, unless 100% covered by gold coins in the possession of the issuer. - JZ, 26.4.97. - Here, too, our language, our terms, definitions and notions, our choice of words, more or less careless and injudicious, leads to and maintains most of our remaining problems. How many innocents will die because the war against terrorism and against Saddam Hussein, with his aspiration to acquire and use a stock of ABC mass murder devices (or anti-people "weapons", all to be used under the "principle" of "collective responsibility", has suddenly, via thoughtless journalists and politicians, become a planned war against "Iraq", "Baghdad" and the people of Iraq, requiring massive military forces and sacrifices, possibly leading to WW III. While people are organized, think and act only in territorialist terms, rather than in terms of individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities, such misjudgements and mistakes are almost inevitable, on both sides, among men on the street as well as among the monopolistic and centralistic top decision-makers, usually power addicts and sometimes even power-mad. Obviously, the terrorists, whose mass murders in this and the previous war were supposed to be rightful and rational responses, also acted upon the "principle" of collective responsibility and under territorialist assumptions - and with these wrongful dogmas and institutions the slaughter goes on, almost everywhere, at least on a small scale, e.g., via racism or the war against the rich. - JZ, 8.9.02, 7.12.10. – Under the same kind of wrong but popular assumptions, definitions, errors and prejudices, inflations, deflations and stagflations go on and on as well, in all countries, often leading to dictatorships and with them to wars. – JZ, 6.9.13. - HARD & SOFT CURRENCIES? COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, TERRORISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES
HARD TIMES: When people have strong values, they can survive hard economic times. When they have dissolute values, they can't even survive prosperity.” - Harry Henderson ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - What is more important, strong values or sound values? At present most people all too strongly adhere to unsound values, ideas and notions. That would not matter much - if dissenters were free to secede from them and do their own things to and for themselves. Under territorialism they are not free to do so. Let ideologies of all kinds freely compete, with their practical or impractical experiments - exterritorially, i.e., peacefully and tolerantly, always only at the risk and expense of their volunteers. – Then from the first successful experiments, rapidly copied by other groups, prosperity would spread and with it also peace, freedom and justice and general enlightenment. Where would we still be stuck with natural sciences and with technology if there were no experimental freedom for them? - JZ, 29.10.02, 6.9.13. – PROSPERITY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
HARD WORK: Hard work or even harder work, more productivity, more savings & investments and less consumer spending are the best means to fight inflation.” - Popular opinion. - As experience has shown, one can increase the money circulation a billion-fold. Can one also, in the same period, work a billion times as hard or productively, in all spheres of the economy? - Why should I work even harder to give the inflated currency, issued by someone else, in this case "my" government, some more purchasing power? Why should government scrip or chits have any purchasing power at all towards my own goods, services and labour? Why should I not be free to out-compete the government's depreciated or credit-restricted currency - by my own note issues or clearing certificates within my sphere of payments and receipts? - Why should one work harder and not be paid more, not even in depreciated currency? Even if, now and then, one's wages are somehow adapted to the inflation that has taken already taken place, in the recent past, one would have lost out in purchasing power up to the time of the newly indexed wage settlement. Consumer prices race ahead while wages limp behind. And neither the governmental arbitration process nor its CPI can be relied upon to be just and fair to all concerned, even on day one of a new and imposed new wage "agreement" or "settlement". All too often and usually intentionally, these excludes an value-preserving clauses. - Harder work and inflation adjustment of wages, now and then, would not help pensioners on a fixed nominal pension, either, i.e., which is payable at par in depreciated paper money. Nor would it help other medium- or long-term creditors, being fobbed off with depreciated paper money, which, due to their legal tender power, still have to be accepted at their nominal face value, thus destroying much of their rightful property claims. Just allow all producers, traders and employees to contract in sound alternative currencies of their own or supplied by others and to boycott or reject or ignore that of the government altogether or to accept it only at its remaining free market discoung. Let the governments try to work hard to give their paper some work value if they can. I doubt that they could. We are not the slaves or serfs or debtors of governments, or their central banks, although they try to turn us into such or treat us as such. - Conveniently overlooked here is also the fact or expectation that, due to inflation, full employment does, supposedly, occur, i.e. that all members of the nation could work harder or longer in the average. In reality, a rapid inflation stops new investments and causes thus much unemployment. - When such nonsense is uttered, again and again, mostly in the mass media, the mass media fail to counter it with any or enough truths on the subject, i.e. they fail in their enlightenment role. - JZ, 2. 4. 97. - Not only monetary fallacies are still popular but even as primitive and obviously flawed notions as: "Buy Australian" or "Buy American!" - as if such advice, if followed, could achieve additional sales and jobs for all. - JZ, 2. 9. 02, 7.12.10. WORK, PRODUCTIVITY, LABOUR, DISCIPLINE, RESTRAINTS, SPENDING, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SAVINGS, INVESTMENTS, INFLATION, DIS
HARDSHIP: It is easy enough to bear hardship. A donkey can do that. It is the duty of a ruler to accomplish much more.” - Robert Shea, All Things Are Lights, p.492. - Instead of "of a ruler", I would say: "of everyone", especially when it comes to achieving a free, just and therefore peaceful society. - JZ, 26.4.00. - DUTY
HARM: A first step might be a 'minimal moral imperative' which states: "Thou shalt act so as to minimize harm caused to others by thy actions. (You can harm yourself, if you insist; the principle provides no justification for anyone else to interfere with that. It does recognize that hurting others is grounds for interference. …” - Stanley Schmidt, Moral Engineering, ANALOG, Mid Sep. 82, editorial. - Harming others is all right - as long as they are in no way wronged thereby, especially not when the harm is only done indirectly, e.g. by the customers of the "harmed" persons preferring the goods and services of his competitors to his, under free enterprise, free markets, free trade, free competition and consumer sovereignty. - JZ, 5.8.92. - MORALITY, RIGHTS,
HARM: A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.” - Simone Weil – A torturer degrades others only physically – while he himself is already mentally and morally degraded. – JZ, 9.2.08. - HARMING, HURTING, WRONGING OTHERS, INFLICTING PAIN, BRUTALITIES, BARBARISM, ATROCITIES, TORTURE, CHARACTER, MORALITY, DEGRADATION
HARM: It would seem that in Paine's view the code of government should be that of the legendary king Pausole, who prescribed but two laws for his subjects, the first being, Hurt no man, and the second, Then do as you please; and that the whole business of government should be the purely negative one of seeing that this code is carried out.” - A. J. Nock, Our Enemy, the State, Caxton, 1959, 36. – Harm and wrongs should not be mixed up. Territorial governments are the least suitable guarantors for anything positive and rightful. – JZ, 7.12.10. - HURT, GOVERNMENTS & LAWS
HARM: Nothing is immoral that is not meant to hurt others, and nothing is moral that is meant to do so.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - Here one should replace "hurt" by "wrong". - An efficient defence can hardly help to hurt wrongdoers and aggressors, at least in their mental expectations, if not their backsides or necks. Even their rights are not harmed by rightful defence measures. - JZ, 26.7.92. - Failure to distinguish between harm or damages and losses and wrongs or aggressions, is still all too common today and indicates a severe lack in education and civilization. - JZ, 19.10.02. - HURT, INJURY, INJUSTICE, WRONG, RIGHT, IMMORALITY, ETHICS, GOOD INTENTIONS OR WILL, BAD INTENTIONS, MALICIOUSNESS
HARM: The acts of individuals may be hurtful to others, or wanting in due consideration to their welfare, without going to the length of violating any of their constitutional rights. The offender then may be justly punished by opinion, though not by law.” - John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. - A successful competitor may hurt my interests but not my rights. I may hurt him and serve his customers better by becoming a better competitor. - JZ, 19.10.02. – If someone ceases to love you, that would hurt you but not wrong you. You have no right to their love. - JZ, 6.1.09, 6.9.13. - WRONGS, RIGHTS
HARMONY: A glance at the fresh-baked national States, which appeared as a result of the World War, gives us a factual Picture, which cannot be easily misunderstood. The same nationalities, which before the War never ceased to revolt agianst the foreign oppressor, reveal themselves today, when they have reached their goal, as the worst oppressors of national minorities, and inflict upon them the same brutal moral and legal oppressions, which they themselves, and with full right, fought most bitterly when they were the subjected peoples. This ought to make plain to even the blindest that a harmonious living together of peoples within the framework of the national State is definitely impossible. – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.202. - TERRITORIAL NATIONALISM, PANARCHISM, NATION STATE, TERRITORIALISM, MINORITY RIGHTS
HARMONY: Actions which can and ought to be willed in obedience to the moral law … are those whose maxims, if conceived as a law of nature, would further the systematic harmony of purposes among men, or at least would do nothing to destroy such a systematic harmony.” - Kant, on page 93 of: Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant, The Philosophy of Right. - MORAL LAW, ACTIONS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT ACTIONS
HARMONY: Anarchism is not chaos; chaos is the malfunctioning of the State. Anarchism is natural order and harmony.” - Arthur J. Miller, P.O. Box 5464, Tacoma WA 98415-0464, quoted in MEANDER QUARTERLY, 5/93. – Anarchy leads to the order of a free Market in all human relationships, then no longer interfered with by any territorial government. – JZ, 6.9.13. - CHAOS, ANARCHISM VS. THE STATE, ORDER, DISORDER, NATURAL ORDER, FREE MARKET
HARMONY: Diversity is the first step towards harmony, tolerance and its protection is the next step. Enforced territorial uniformity is its greatest enemy. - JZ, 12.7.78, 19.10.02. - DIVERSITY, FREEDOM, TOLERANCE, UNIFORMITY, TERRITORIALISM, UNITY, UNIFORMITY
HARMONY: Good thinkers never committed a more fatal mistake than in expecting harmony from an attempt to overcome individuality … A State or a nation is a multitude of indestructible individualities and cannot, by any possibility, be converted into anything else! The horrid consequences of these monstrous and abortive attempts to overcome simple truth and nature, are displayed on every page of the world's melancholy history.” - Josiah Waren, Equitable Commerce. - INDIVIDUALISM, DIVERSITY, TERRITORIALISM, UNIFORMITY
HARMONY: Harmony seldom makes a headline.” - Silas Bent, Strange Bedfellows, p.179. – Although it should, because of its rarity – under territorial statism. – JZ, 6.9.13. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA, NEWS
HARMONY: If men were left free to pursue their own devices, if force were once and for all removed from the everyday productive life of the individual, society could indeed be harmonious. - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, 164. - FORCE, FREEDOM , INDIVIDUALISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, SELF-INTEREST
HARMONY: If my little treatise of the Economic Sophisms is successful, we may follow it up by another entitled Social Harmonies. It would be of the greatest utility for it would meet the desires of an age in search of artificial harmonies and organizations, by demonstrating the beauty, order, and progressive principle of the natural and providential harmonies.” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.132. – NATURAL ORDER & HARMONY AMONG FREE & RATIONAL BEINGS
HARMONY: it is a strange kind of harmony that can be achieved only by an external and despotic act that runs contrary to the interests of all!” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 242. - DESPOTISM, UNITY, TERRITORIALISM, ORDER, COMMAND ECONOMY, DIRIGISM, STATISM
HARMONY: Peace, security, prosperity, order, progress, harmony, cannot be effectively imposed from above. Only the freedom conditions for their natural growth from within and below can be established.” - JZ, 5.4.89, 19.10.02. - ORDER
HARMONY: Since the early 1940s F. A. Hayek has succeeded in drawing the attention of economists and others to a line of social analysis since the 18th century, an approach often termed the ‘spontaneous order tradition’. The emphasis, in this tradition, is on the evolution of institutions and social outcomes ‘which are indeed the results of human action, but not the execution of any human design’ [Ferguson, 1767, p.187, cited in Hayek, 1967, p.96). – Some panarchies of volunteers may be designed almost from scratch, like many utopias are, sometimes even with silly, stupid or trivial details in their blueprints. Others will be only gradually developed, starting from some general principles first agreed of by their voluntary pioneers. Then they might, by and by, reach their optimum via trial and error. Provided only that they are free enough and not too stupid or too disinterested in their own affairs. With enough people engaging at the same time and in the same country or worldwide in their own diverse and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, the optimum forms can be reached relatively fast and then spread to the rest of mankind by voluntary acceptance or imitation. – Exterritorially autonomous systems of volunteers, as such not forced upon any outsiders, do thereby and quite naturally harmonize with all other such systems. (Hayek was still all too much stuck in territorialism and limited governmental constitutionalism.) – They do not harmonize with but will tend to replace all remaining criminal, aggressive, despotic, monopolistic and compulsory systems of territorial statism.– They can do so with minimal sacrifices in lives, liberties and property, largely together with the victims of the remaining territorial State systems - as their natural allies against their oppressive and exploitative ruling minority.. - JZ, 15.11.11, 24.2.12. – & THE SPONTANEOUS ORDER TRADITION, VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & EXPERIMENTATION, UTOPISM OF ALL KINDS, ALWAYS WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, NATURAL ALLIES, SECRET ALLIES, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, STRENGTH, DESERTION, REFUGEES, DEFECTORS, PANARCHISM, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL HARMONY, LAISSEZ FAIRE, LEAVE ALONE, NO INTERVENTIONISM, CENTRAL PLANNING & CONTROLS, FREE MARKET CAPITALISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, IMMIGRATION, POPULATION
HARMONY: Thus, I repeat … harmony does not mean the idea of absolute perfection, but the idea of unlimited progress. It has pleased God to attach suffering to our nature, since He has willed that we move from weakness to strength, from ignorance to knowledge, from want to satisfaction, from effort to result, from acquisition to possession, from privation to wealth, from error to truth, from experience to foresight.” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 209. – Alas, even B. remained stuck in the God-spleen. – JZ, 6.9.13.
HARMONY: When Kant speaks of harmony here, he does not mean uniformity. His ideal moral world is not one in which everyone would have the same purposes. Rather his view is that the ideal moral world would be one in which each man would have the liberty to realise all of his purposes in so far as these purposes are compatible with like liberty for all. … The reasonable, the rational and the moral action for man is that action which does not interfere with the systematic harmony of purposes among men.” - Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant, The Philosophy of Right, p.93. - LIBERTY VS. UNIFORMITY
HATE: a culture founded on a hatred and a terrible pride and a suspicion of everyone who did not talk the same language or eat the same food or dress the same as you did. I ask you, my friend, what is the history of conference? - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.171. - RACISM, NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, SUPERIORITY COMPLEX, ALIENS, FOREIGNERS, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, MINORITIES
HATE: All around me I see people shouting for peace with hatred on their face.” - Henry Miller. - PEACE
HATE: All men love themselves, but some also hate the rest of the world.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - LOVE
HATE: All too many people love the things that make for war and hate the things that make for peace. - JZ, 18.10.02. - Compare the 500 points I made in PEACE PLANS 16-17: An ABC Against Nuclear War. – Online at www.panarchism.info www.butterbach.net/ - JZ, n.d. - PEACE
HATE: Dictators long ago found out it is easier to unite people in common hatred than in common love.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplations, p.59. – Also in his A Dictionary of Thought. - LOVE, DICTATORSHIPS
HATE: Disease can be conquered but hate has to be dissuaded.” - D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Or organized away, by allowing to all the kind of governmental or non-governmental organizations of their own individual free choice. – Naturally, this will have to begin with persuasion but will end with freedom of contract, freedom of association and disassociation and genuine self-government, self-determination and self-management for all but criminals with victims and other aggressors. - JZ, 7.12.10. – PEACE, FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXPERIMENTATION, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM
HATE: Dissention is disagreeable but it is hate that is the danger.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - How much hate would remain in the world if all dissenters were offered the option of full exterritorial autonomy for their communities of volunteers? - JZ, 19.10.02. – DISSENT, Q.
HATE: Even hatred, a generally destructive emotion, can sometimes have a place, if directed against systems and ideologies rather than people.” – Julian Baggini, in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, March 21-22, 2009, p.23. – One should distinguish between systems and ideologies that are territorially intolerant and those which are exterritorially tolerant. – Why hate systems and ideologies that are tolerantly practised only among volunteers? Hatreds and resistance should be confined to those, which are territorially intolerant and imposed upon dissenters. – JZ, 23.4.09. – Herbert Spencer pointed out that there were at least 50 tribes that knew no war and had thus no corresponding hatreds. – JZ, 6.9.13. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, DICTATORSHIPS, TYRANNIES, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM
HATE: Hate binds no less than love.” The free man will want to put it behind him. Hatred disfigures your lips no less than your words. - Dagobert Runes, A Dictionary of Thought.
HATE: Hate comes naturally, love is to be learned.” - D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.71. - Justice, tolerance, peace, freedom, their conditions, principles, institutions and processes are also to be learned. Instincts and mere reactions do not lead use to them or not fast and reliably enough. – Learned love? Learnt love? - JZ, n.d. & 19.10.02, 7.12.10. – LOVE
HATE: Hate corresponds to the feeling of superiority of another.” – A mere re- translation of the German version into English: “Ein angemessenes Gefuehl angesichts der Ueberlegenheit eines anderern.” – Ambrose Bierce. – Compare: ENVY.
HATE: Hate is blind as well as love.” - Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1782. - That is one of the many interesting books that I have never come across. I only encountered appealing quotes from it. - JZ, 18.10.02. – However, finally, I found it online and did not find it as good as I had expected it to be. – JZ, 6.9.13. - LOVE
HATE: Hate is the revenge of the coward for having been frightened.” - A mere re translation of the German version into English: “Hass ist die Rache des Feiglings dafuer, dass er eingeschuechtert wurde.”- G. B. ShawHATE: I have learned not to confuse power patterns with the personalities of the individuals involved; in other words, to hate conditions, not individuals.” - Saul Alinsky. - POWER & INDIVIDUALS, CONDITIONS, IDEOLOGIES
HATE: I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” - Booker T. Washington – Hate often indicates lack of freedom, choice and self-control. It is also unproductive. What is hateful is also mostly only the wrong behavior of persons, not the persons themselves. Thus almost nothing should be taken personal or should be taken as a reason for personal attacks on others. The best wording I know of on this is: "Causal rather than personal thinking." - As a utilitarian you might also come to observe how much it angers your opponent if your own good humor upon his insulting words remains undisturbed. Naturally, one should not take any offensive physical actions merely in good humor or even turn the other cheek. - The autobiography of BTW is worth reading. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - Should we despise or hate no kind of bad behavior at all, either? – JZ, 8.8.08. – One should distinguish a person and his or her predominant character traits from particular wrongful and harmful actions, also e.g. rare and frequent cases, small and large ones. Unless the former become typical for that person and influence expectations for a person’s future, they can be, largely, ignored, since no one is perfect. – The frequent and large wrongful actions should, naturally, not be ignored, but resisted, if possible and one cannot avoid them. – Mere impoliteness and verbal “assaults” can be largely ignored. - JZ, 3.1.09, 1.5.13. – I believe that hate is counter-productive. Or did it ever inspire any good idea? I can’t think of an example. Can you? – JZ, 27.4.13.
HATE: If you hate something thoroughly without knowing why, you can be sure there is something of it in your own nature.” - Friedrich Hebbel
HATE: Love may be blind but hate sees what is not there.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – As if one could not hate certain crimes and also people, who do habitually engage in them, e.g. murderers, child molesters and territorial rulers. – JZ, 7.12.10.
HATE: Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred (*) - this is the Law Eternal. - Buddha, 563? - 483? B.C. - The law eternal? Justice, trade, freedom, tolerance, the realization of all individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 9.6.92. - Non-hatred does not describe these alternatives any better than does the Christian term "love". - JZ, 19.10.02.
HATE: Opponents are never hated as much as former allies.” - Doris Lessing. - We simply expected more from former lovers and friends - making the disappointment all the greater. - JZ, 5.8.92. - OPPONENTS, ALLIES, BETRAYAL, DISLOYALTY, TREASON
HATE: Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.” - Eric Hoffer - LACK OF SELF-RESPECT, TRUE BELIEVERS, MASS MOVEMENTS, RELIGION, FANATICISM, INTOLERANCE, FUNDAMENTALISM
HATE: Show me a movement that doesn’t hate somebody and I will join it at once.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now. – Did he, e.g., join the Salvation Army? Did he become a panarchist? – JZ, 3.1.09. - HATEFUL, SPITEFUL & ENVIOUS MOVEMENTS
HATE: There are actions, institutions and mottos that not only deserve hate but counter-actions. Irrational and immoral hatreds are likely to be reduced when everybody can come to feel equal or even superior within the society or State of his dreams, among and for like-minded people. - JZ, 5.7.92, 15.1.93. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW
HATE: to survive man must mutate and … the survival mutation must win before the storm of hatred could break. I ask you, my friend, what is the history of conference?” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.171. - Not man must be mutated but territorial States must be mutated into exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. - JZ, 23.10.02. – Man’s institutions must come to fit the diversity of human beings. – JZ, 6.9.13. – DIVERSITY, INSTITUTIONS, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, MAN, SURVIVAL, MUTATIONS, STATE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM
HATE: We tend to become like the people we love or we hate. - JZ, 8.6.88. - For the latter consider the number of cases in which sexually abused people become themselves sexual abusers. It is as if they never learned to love others properly. - JZ, 19.10.02.
HATE: When our hate is too strong, then it lowers us below those whom we hate.” - La Rochefoucauld, Reflexionen und moralische Sentenzen, S.40.
HATE: When there is no choice in governments for individuals, then dissenting people become either apathetic or intolerant. Peace requires maximum choice for all peaceful people in all spheres not just many private activities. The letter choices are already enjoyed, by most people, now. They assure us neither peace nor justice nor prosperity for all or the degrees of freedom which different people desire for themselves in their political, economic says and social systems. There is no substitute for full exterritorial autonomy for all volunteer communities. - JZ, 21 January and 24 February 99. - INTOLERANCE, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, TERRORISM, FANATICISM, FUNDAMENTALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES FOR INDIVIDUALS
HATE: Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?” - Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness, 1936. - Because hatreds are an inevitable consequence of territorial rule. Only the exterritorial autonomy aspect of panarchism for volunteers is sufficiently tolerant or even friendly towards diverse people and their diverse systems, doing their things to and for themselves. Just consider how few panarchists there are so far. (*) - JZ, 14.9.85, 27.6.92. – Anyhow, the attractiveness of quite rightful war and peace aims, quite trustworthily declared and demonstrated, has not yet been tried out. – JZ, 6.1.09. – (*) However, today, under www.panarchism.info I got 125,000 search results with Google. – JZ, 6.9.13. - PROPAGANDA, PANARCHISM
HATE: Xenophobia is diametrically opposed to libertarianism.” - Josh Gordon (email@example.com) - I guess we, too, will have to suffer under such hatreds until libertarians finally explored which libertarian steps would do away with involuntary mass unemployment and poverty. So far only a fraction of them have explored a fraction of the monetary and financial freedom options and solutions. - JZ, 29.10.02, 7.12.10. - FOREIGNERS, ALIENS & FEAR OF UNEMPLOYMENT, XENOPHOBIA
HAVES VS. HAVE NOTS: What they 'have not' is freedom.” - David Walter, War & Capitalism. - And they are not even aware of this and thus do not strive for it. - JZ, 17.10.02. – Among the other many things which they still do not have are a) suficiente knowledge of all individual rights and liberties and b) suficiente interest them to provide, between them, such a declaration. – JZ, 6.9.13. - WEALTH, RICHES, PROSPERITY, POOR, POVERTY, CAPITALISM, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
HAVES VS. HAVE-NOTS: Democracy is the liberty of the have-nots. Its aim is to destroy the liberty of the haves.” - H. L. Mencken, 1922. - Democracy is rather a license for the have-nots to rob the haves. – JZ, 27.3.99. - DEMOCRACY
HAVES VS. HAVE-NOTS: What the have not nations have not, is freedom.” - Stormy Mon, Imagine Freedom, No.10. – The have also an insuficiente interest in individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 6.9.13. - FREEDOMHAVES VS. HAVE-NOTS: It is becoming increasingly difficult for haves and have-nots to live together in one society. (*)… The only alternative left is separation - to have only two different societies side by side. In one society the chronically poor will have ideal opportunities to learn new skills and become self-reliant. In the other society the haves will be free to wheel and deal, compete, run risks, build and tear down, experiment - in short, do as they please.” - Eric Hoffer, Before the Sabbath, Harper, 1979, 116/117. - Why only two such societies? Why confine experimental freedom for the poor, as well as the rich - and any other groups, to these two options? - If some poor choose full freedom for themselves and the rich only the present system, then these poor could soon become more affluent than those presently rich. – (*) Only when both are not sufficiently free! - JZ, 21.4.00. – Was this as close to panarchism as Eric Hoffer ever came? Neither side should be allowed to territorially rule the other. – JZ, 6.1.09. - HAVE-NOTS, SEPARATION, PANARCHISM, BIARCHY
HAVES VS. HAVE-NOTS: It is not a question of haves or have-nots but of either good opportunities existing to acquire and keep productive capital or to have little or no chance to acquire and keep it. - JZ, 8.1.84, 13.8.87. – Under monetary and financial despotism there are not even sufficient opportunities to become wealthy through hard and prolonged work as well as through sound old age insurance schemes. – JZ, 6.9.13. - HAVE-NOTS, PROPERTY, FREEDOM, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, CAPITAL
HAYMARKET AFFAIR: None of the defendants could be at all connected with the case. Wholesale bribery and intimidation of witnesses were resorted to. The defendants were not proved guilty of the crime charged under the indictment.” - John Peter Altgeld, Governor's pardon for Fielden, Neebe and Schwab, three of the "Chicago Anarchists," June 26, 1883
HEAD OFFICE: How come all the headless are in the head office? - JZ, 25.2.76. - Read Hayek's chapter: Why the worst get to the top, in his The Road to Freedom.
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION: Health can only be self-administered or provided by a self-chosen professional. Any minister who believes that he can provide health to a country is a quack of the most dangerous kind. The official ministers of health can only interfere with health, health insurance, the provision of medicines and cures and increase the costs of any genuine health services that remain after their administrative interventions. Through the establishment of institutions like the FDA in the US, they can definitely slow down the progress and application of medical knowledge and the spread of new cures and medicines. Here as in everything else government is the problem not the solution. – We, still healthy and all sick persons, as well as all health professionals, between us, should build-up an ever growing digital WIKIPEDIA on orthodox and unorthodox health information, choices, opportunities and possibilities. That work, online or on disc, could come to provide a better service than all the Health ministers and their departments in the world. - JZ, 20.9.00, 30.1.01, 7.12.10. - MINISTER OF HEALTH, HEALTH DEPARTMENT
HEALTH CARE: 1 million Canadians over 15 waited for health services in 1991. 52% for less than 2 months, 41% for 2 to 6 months, 6.2% (62,000 people) for 6 months to a year, 1% for more than a year. This is the equivalent of ten million US citizens waiting for services, a hundred thousand waiting more than a year.” - Secrets of the Sentient.
HEALTH CARE: A federally administered health care system would have all the compassion of the IRS, the efficiency of the Postal Service, and at Pentagon prices." - From a Libertarian pamphlet. – Full information and free choice among all the health options offered would be best. – JZ, 7.12.10. - MEDICARE
HEALTH CARE: All of this very much resembles free medicine - getting treatment for free means that you get what you pay for." - "IZVESTIA", Moscow. – Comprehensive health advice through a digital encyclopedia could come to be very cheaply offered, if comprehensively compiled by patients and health professionals and all other still healthy people, on a website or a large external HDD. So far only very few seem to be interested in this option. – JZ, 6.9.13. - GOVERNMENT SUBSIDISED HEALTH CARE, PATENT LAWS FOR MEDICINES, COPYRIGHTS FOR HEALTH LITERATURE IN PRINT
HEALTH CARE: Did You Know: In Britain and New Zealand, elderly patients in need of a hip replacement can wait in pain for years, and those awaiting heart surgery often are at risk of their lives. Perhaps because Canada has had a national health-care program for only half as long, the rationing problems are not as great. Even so, an estimated 1,379,000 Canadians are waiting for some kind of medical service, and 45 per cent of those waiting for surgery say they are ‘in pain.’" - Secrets of the Sentient.
HEALTH CARE: Did You Know: In Canada, a nation of only 26 million people, their "managed" health care plan already has 250,000 people on the waiting list for surgery. It takes two and a half months to get a mammogram and five months to get a pap smear. You are more likely to die (*) on the waiting list than the operating table.” - Secrets of the Sentient. – (*) while you are listed on the waiting list. – JZ.
HEALTH CARE: Did You Know: The D.C. rescue service has an employee who is a carrier of Hepatitis B, an infectious disease. The department kept him on, but told him not to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. He filed a discrimination lawsuit, and Federal District Judge Joyce Green ruled that the worker was covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the D.C. government could not prevent the infected worker from giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.” - Secrets of the Sentient. – JUDGES WITHOUT JUDGMENT, BUREAUCRATS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES & THEIR LAWS, WITHOUT ANY SENSE
HEALTH CARE: Government Health Care: Efficiency of the Post Office, Compassion of the IRS.” - From Words of the Sentient.
HEALTH CARE: Health care can't be entrusted to doctors - if the State is involved.” - FOREST meeting, London, 26.7. 90. - DOCTORS, STATE
HEALTH CARE: Health is a private thing. - JZ, 14.8.74.
HEALTH CARE: people have the right to self-medication.” - View ascribed to Dr. Thomas S. Szasz, in REASON, 9/74 adv. for its Oct. 74 issue. - MEDICAL TREATMENT, SELF-MEDICATION
HEALTH CARE: There exists no such thing as a right to health care.” - Garvan F. Kuskey, THE FREEMAN, 11/73.HEALTH CARE: We are going to push health care legislation through no matter what the people want.” - John D Rockefeller Democrat, US Congress. - Beware of the "caring" people, the do-gooders and reformers. They are prepared to torture you to death so that your "soul" can "rise" into their "heaven". - Trotsky was prepared to sacrifice 75% of the population of Russia for the victory of communism. Mao believed that millions of Chinese would survive a nuclear war and China, i.e. HE, would be the winner! – There are still all too many power addicts with their fingers near nuclear war buttons. – And the peoples of this planet, targeted by these “weapons”, have so far tolerated this objectively intolerable situation, even “overkill rates” of nuclear armament, assuring MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction! - JZ, 1.7.00, 6.9.13. – DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, NWT.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT: The Health Department is dangerous to your health. E.g., it keeps some worthwhile medicines and medical practitioners from you. - JZ, 25.1.98.
HEALTH ENCYCLOPEDIA: Open Source Medicine as the Next Insanely Great Thing - hplusmagazine.com - Can one printed magazine, book or even multi-volume encyclopaedia really cover this sphere? It would either need a very large and WIKIPEDIA type website or an annually updated external HD, which could also be updated annually via a website, a CD or DVD. – JZ, 26.8.11, on Facebook. – A COMPREHENSIVE & DIGITAL ONE
HEALTH ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Open Cures Roadmap | Open Cures - www.opencures.org - When it comes to a bad disease and a real cure for it, however outlawed by the U.S. government, then not what this innovating healer wants or his patients or the US government does matter, primarily, but the spread of the knowledge of the cure, if it is a real cure. The disease and the cure could be independently published, somewhere else, by somebody else, perhaps by you, without naming and implicating this healer and merely inviting other orthodox and alternative healers and their patients to explore this supposed cure and then publish their results for the world. A good doctor should not only have his own patients in mind but those of the world, suffering from the same sickness that he knows to cure. He should not be endangered or prosecuted and should remain anonymous. But his particular knowledge of it should be spread as widely as possible, wherever possible. E.g. by the Health Sciences Institute, in its digital newsletters. When the cure is finally generally recognized and naming him as the discoverer, then, when it is safe, his priority in this discovery should be widely recognized, too. - He could put a detailed direction for use on some website outside the USA. Anyhow, no one should get possessive about any real cure. Would you trust anyone who would wish to keep a cure e.g. for cancer, war, unemployment, inflation, despotism etc. to himself or herself? Or who would release it only upon a high licence fee? – JZ, 9.6.11, 6.9.13. - DIGITIZED, OFFERING ALL ALTERNATIVE & ORTHODOX TREATMENTS & CURES, WITH SUFFICIENT FREEDBACK ON ALL OF THEM, IN WIKIPEDIA FASHIONHEALTH INSURANCE: Catastrophic health and accident insurance coverage is available from many private health insurance companies for less than a pack of cigarettes a day.” - JAG, note of 1975. - I am afraid that insurance salesmen are not very interested in pushing such insurance contracts because there is not enough money for them in such contracts. They and the companies they represent want high not low premium insurance contracts. I am reminded of the example of cheap wood heaters. They are not widely and permanently offered because stores offering such heaters want to sell more of the expensive models. The cheap ones, too, are heavy and bulky. - JZ, 18.10.02. – Even from the shelves of Woolworth stores some of the cheap items have disappeared. Others are no longer offered in bulk packs but only in relatively small packages, at correspondingly higher prices. Careless shoppers let them get away with such non-competitive behaviour and those, who do care, have no well operating avenue to express their dissatisfaction. They can only refuse to buy the thus over-priced goods. - JZ, 6.1.09.
HEALTH INSURANCE: Health insurance costs could be greatly reduced if the insurance were confined to catastrophe insurance and if patients renounced "malpractice" claims. (*) - JZ, 27.9.93. - So far it seems that nowhere have governments allowed such private contracts. Most people in "developed" countries could now cover either the first $2,000 or even $5,000 or $10,000 in health expenses themselves, taking out insurance only against the rest. (*) That doctors and other hospital staff, as well as medicines and treatments are not perfect should be accepted as a fact of nature. Only criminal negligence and malicious bodily harm, not every outcome not desired by a patient, should suffice for a claim to indemnification against an insurance company. - JZ, 18.10.02.
HEALTH POLICY: A federally administered health care system would have all the compassion of the IRS, the efficiency of the Postal Service, and at Pentagon prices." - From a Libertarian pamphlet.
HEALTH POLICY: Health arrangements should never become political and bureaucratic footballs. Keep politics, taxation, subsidies and regulations out, entirely. - JZ, 27.3.95.
HEALTH SERVICES: I neither want a healthy government nor my health administered by the government. - JZ, 6/75.
HEALTH SERVICES: I think individuals should be free to drop the health service and its burden and benefits for themselves.” – Remark at FOREST meeting, London, 26.7.90.
HEALTH SERVICES: It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it." - Thomas Sowell – quoted by Sørengaard Srugis sharing Bastiat Institute's photo. – Facebook, 3.11.12. - BY GOVERNMENTS
HEALTH SERVICES: Politicians are a health hazard.” - AMA slogan according to Harry M. Miller in THE AUSTRALIAN, 26.2.73. - POLITICIANS
HEALTH SERVICES: The Health Bill has been passed. In other words: Less health has been assured by the government, under the pretence of offering more. - JZ, 7.8.74, 18.10.02.
HEALTH: According to George Hitchings, co-winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in medicine, FDA's five-year delay in approving the antibacterial drug Septra cost 80,000 lives. – Sam Kazman – And that is just one case among many. – JZ, 2.4.12. - FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION, FDA, HEALTH CARE BY GOVERNMENTS
HEALTH: [Professional politicians] don't mind if price controls cause shortages of health care. In fact, they welcome the prospect, because then they can impose rationing; they can impose priorities, and tell everyone how much of what kind of medical care they can have. And besides, ... there's that deeply satisfying rush of power." - Murray N. Rothbard – PRICE CONTROLS, HEALTH CARE OR INSURANCE BY GOVERNMENTS?
HEALTH: An apple a day could give you more pesticide than your body can tolerate.” - MAD, Oct. 1973. – At least wash it thoroughly or peel it. – JZ
HEALTH: Boycott the doctors! Stay healthy!” - Quoted by Veronica McCarthy. - DOCTORS, MEDICINES
HEALTH: Congress doesn’t seem to know anything about the constitution, which is their job. How much less do they know about medicine?" - Michael Badnarik - HEALTH CARE, HEALTH INSURANCE BY GOVERNMENTS? CONSTITUTION, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTARISM
HEALTH: Health can only be self-administered or provided by a self-chosen professional. Any minister who believes that he can provide health to a country is a quack of the most dangerous kind. The official ministers of health can only interfere with health, health insurance, the provision of medicines and cures and increase the costs of any genuine health services that remain after their administrative interventions. Through the establishment of institutions like the FDA in the US they can definitely slow down the progress of medical knowledge and the spread of new cures and medicines. Here as in everything else government is the problem not the solution. - JZ, 20.9.00, 30.1.01. - HEALTH ADMINISTRATION: MINISTER OF HEALTH, MEDICARE, FDA.
HEALTH: I find it ironic that many people who have spent years fighting to keep government from legislating restrictions on the private medical decisions concerning abortion between women and their physicians are now willing to effectively outlaw private medical practice and place abortion, along with all other medical practice, directly within the purview of government.” - Seen on Internet. - I find it ironic that so many people, who oppose the State because, ultimately, it even kills people, do here oppose the anti-abortionist State because, however inaptly, it tries to prevent parents from killing their own unborn children with the aid of professionals. - JZ, 28.6.00. - ABORTION & GOVERNMENTHEALTH: If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.” – P. J. O'Rourke (1993) - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - JOKES – HEALTH CARE BY GOVERNMENTS? MEDICARE ETC.
HEALTH: It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” – Source? – Perhaps most of all when the help consists in showing others how to help themselves. – JZ, 5.1.08. – How often is love’s labor and money lost in such cases? – JZ, 31.109. – CHARITY, ALTRUISM, EGOISM, SELF-HELP, HELPING OTHERS ALSO HELPS THE HELPER.
HEALTH: just as the State has no right to meddle in the "spiritual health" of the people, so it has no right to interfere in their physical health through medical regulation, licensing, and so forth.” - Herbert Spencer, quoted in Letters from Charles Lane.
HEALTH: Leave with an appetite.” - William Bullein, The Government of Health, 1558. - Seeing how man proceeded from frequent starvation to an abundance of food (where food production and trade are somewhat freed), and that good enough conservation of most food is relatively new, for most of his development he was probably conditioned to overeat, given the chance to do so. By natural selection that practice, then quite sensible, may have developed into an instinct that now plagues many people who are all the time confronted by an abundance of food in great and attractive varieties that they can afford, even when they are relatively poor. - JZ, 18.10.02, 7.1.09. - SELF-CONTROL, OBESITY, OVER-WEIGHT, FOOD INTAKE, DIETING, WEIGHT-LOSS, HUNGER, ABUNDANCE, INSTINCT
HEALTH: Mens sana in corpore sano is a foolish saying. The sound body is a product of a sound mind.” - George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1905. - There were many great men born with a flawed body or suffering a disease or crippling accidents that they could not cure. Some sane people are so much concerned with the health of their bodies that they do keep themselves relatively healthy but neglect the development of their minds. Others rather sacrifice the health of their bodies in the pursuit of some creative activity or mental discovery. Some might consider them insane but in their ways these people are among the sanest in the world. - We all make trade-off decisions in our lives, in accordance with our highest values, not with the notions of sanity held by others. - JZ, 19.10.02, 7.1.09. - MIND, BODY, SANITY,
HEALTH: National Health Insurance means combining the efficiency of the Postal Service with the compassion of the I.R.S. … and the cost accounting of the Pentagon.” – Louis Sullivan/Connie Horner quoted by Novak in FORBES. – HEALTH INSURANCE BY GOVERNMENTS, MEDIBANK.
HEALTH: Nationalized health is synonymous with delays, waiting lists, rationing, and high taxes.” – Dr. Christopher Lyon - HEALTH SERVICES, GOVERNMENTAL
HEALTH: Our immune system needs regular exercise, too. A totally sterile environment could have a deadly effect in the long run - upon the slightest exposure. - So, perhaps, we really need some politicians? - JZ, 17.2.90. At least as an exercise in ignoring or evading their “services”. – JZ, 6.9.13. - EXERCISE, HYGIENE, DIRT, IMMUNITY, POLITICIANS, CORRUPTION
HEALTH: The sovereignty of persons may not be sacrificed even for the sake of their physical health.” - Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, 57. - Nevertheless, on numerous issues it is constitutionally, legally and adminstratively sacrificed. - JZ, 27.7.92. - Some quarantine measures are justified to protect the health of others against infectious diseases and their properties against pests. Some vaccinations are justified to protect e.g. the young, who have not yet developed immunity against certain diseases and cannot as yet be safely vaccinated themselves. (*) When an individual endangers the rights of others then and to that extent his rights may be curtailed. But "protecting" people against their will and only for their own good cannot be justified. - JZ, 18.10.02. – (Perhaps in these cases these children should be confined in safe áreas, where they will not encounter unvaccinated adults, rather than infringing the liberties of unvaccinated adults with compulsory vaccinations. Then they would only be unfree to enter these quarantine areas. – JZ, 13.9.13.) INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHY, QUARANTINE, VACCINATION (COMPULSORY)
HEALTH: There can be only individual health. - JZ, 22.11.90. - PUBLIC HEALTH
HEALTH: There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic. A man's own observation, what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.” - Francis Bacon, Essays, Of Regimen of Health. - MENTAL HEALING, PSYCHOSOMATIC HEALING, FAITH HEALING, COMMON SENSE SICKNESS PREVENTION, FREE CHOICE AMONG DOCTORS & CURES
HEALTH: What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Prentice - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - Perpetual worry about e.g. pollution, vaccination, fluoridation etc. can also be hardly healthy. – JZ, 7.4.12. – Too much stress ends in death. – JZ, 6.9.13. - & WORRY ABOUT DIET, HEALTH
HEART: The weak side of the head is called the heart.” – (Die schwache Seite des Kopfes wird das Herz genannt.) - FLIEGENDE BLAETTER. - THINKING WITH THE HEART, MINDS, HEAD, REASON, RATIONALITY, EMOTIONS, FEELINGS, BRAIN, HEART THINKING
HEART: Thinking with the heart cannot replace thinking with the head. It can merely help to guide a whole human being. – (Das Herzdenken kann das Kopfdenken nicht ersetzen sondern nur helfen den ganzen Menschen zu leiten.) - JZ, 9/90. - - THINKING WITH THE HEART, EMOTIONS
HEART: To understand via the heart is not to understand.” - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne. - With our emotions we can only understand the emotions of others, not their ideas or reasons. - JZ, 29.11.02. - FEELINGS, EMOTIONS, PASSIONS, UNDERSTANDING, COMPREHENSION, REASON, RATIONALITY
HEATED ARGUMENTS: A man … makes his inferiors his superiors by heat.” - R. W. Emerson. - ANGER, KEEP COOL, SELF-CONTROL, CONTROVERSIES, EMOTIONS
HEAVEN: Can you get laid up in heaven? / It's something I just gotta know. / Can you get laid up in heaven, my friend? / If you can't, then I don't wanna go.” - L. Neil Smith, The Wardove, p. 83. – HEAVEN & SEX, JOKES
HEAVEN: For a halo up in heaven / I have never been too keen. / Who needs another gadget / That a fellow has to clean?” – E. Y. Harburg, 1898-1981, The Man who Has Everything, 1965. - JOKES
HEAVEN: Have your prophets and wise men, your therapists and social philosophers, taught you nothing? Is it so confusing that you just can’t begin to solve it at all; can’t work hard to build heaven on earth (*), but prefer to trust in the one after death? (**) I don’t believe it. You underrate yourself. (***) So you’ll get no rules from me. …” - Fay Weldon, Darcy’s Utopia, Collins, London, 1990, P.225. - (*) Why only one for all? Why not as many different ones as different people want for themselves? – JZ, 19.9.07. - (**) Even the heavens of the different religions are described as being diverse. So why should “we” although we are all different, try for a uniform “heaven” on Earth for all, although all have somehow different ideas about it? – JZ, 18.9.07. - - (***) Build or imagine your own utopian adventure land or paradise for the idle, but with and for like-minded people only - and at their risk and expense. – JZ, 6.9.13. - EARTH VS. HEAVEN AFTER DEATH, PANARCHISM EVEN IN “HEAVEN”, Q.
HEAVEN: Heaven might be defined as the place which men avoid.” - H. D. Thoreau, Excursions, 1863. Many to most don’t believe in Heaven or Hell or, as hell raisers, seem to prefer the Hell. – JZ, 6.9.13.
HEAVEN: Heaven we leave to angels and sparrows.” – (Den Himmel ueberlassen wir den Engeln und den Spatzen.) - Heinrich Heine, Deutschland, ein Wintermaerchen, Kap. 1. (Germany, a Fairy Tale of Winter, chapter 1.)
HEAVEN: Heaven, as conventionally conceived, is a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside. - George Bernard Shaw - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – CHRISTIANITY – At least the Islamic heaven offers still some sexual delights. – JZ, 13.1.13.
HEAVEN: I believe in heaven and hell - on earth.” - Abraham L. Feinberg. - HELL
HEAVEN: If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.” - Martin Luther. - LAUGHTER
HEAVEN: Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.” - Aldous Huxley. - HELL
HEAVEN: Men do not go to Heaven laughing.” - Dutch Proverb. - RELIGION, CHRISTIANITY, FAITH, BELIEF
HEAVEN: Men would sooner have the void for his purpose than to be void of purpose.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. - But there is no compulsion to fill their empty brains merely with such immoral and useless abstractions. - JZ, 30.11.02. – Imagine having to sing in Chorus or to listen to such singing or to twiddle your thumbs for the rest of eternity, if you manage to get into the Christian’s “heaven”. – JZ, 7.1.09. - GOD, MYTHS
HEAVEN: Of the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven.” - Mark Twain. - Can it be heaven - without sex? - JZ, 1.7.00.It is in the heavenly paradise of Islam, at least for the benefit of men. - JZ - HELL, SEX, CHRISTIANITY
HEAVEN: On Columbus’s second voyage to the Americas, 1494: "The Spanish found Hatuey and his people, killed most of them, enslaved the others, and condemned their leader to be burned alive. Reportedly, as they were tying him to the stake, a Franciscan friar urged him to take Jesus to his heart so that his soul might go to heaven, rather than descend into hell. Hatuey replied that if heaven was where the Christians went, he would rather go to hell.” - David Stannard, American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World. - HELL & CHRISTIANITY
HEAVEN: One man's idea of hell is to be forced to remain in another man's idea of heaven.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter. INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, HELL
HEAVEN: Take the sermon on the Mount, for instance. What is it but a eulogy on submission to fate, to the inevitability of things? – “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” – Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there. How can anything creative, anything vital, useful and beautiful come from the poor in spirit? The idea conveyed in the Sermon on the Mount is the greatest indictment against the teachings of Christ, because it sees in the poverty of mind and body a virtue, and because it seeks to maintain this virtue by reward and punishment. Every intelligent being realizes that our worst curse is the poverty of the spirit; that it is productive of all evil and misery, of all the injustice and crimes in the world. Every one knows that nothing good ever came or can come of the poor in spirit; surely never liberty, justice, or equality. – “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” – What a preposterous notion! What incentive to slavery, inactivity, and parasitism! Besides, it is not true that the meek can inherit anything. Just because humanity has been meek, the earth has been stolen from it. – Meekness has been the whip, which capitalism (*) and governments have used to force man into dependency, into his slave position. The most faithful servants of the State, of wealth, of special privilege, could not preach a more convenient gospel than did Christ, the “redeemer” of the people.” – “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” – But did not Christ exclude the possibility of righteousness when he said, “The poor ye have always with you”? But then Christ was great on dicta, no matter if they were utterly opposed to each other. …” - Emma Goldman, “The Failure of Christianity”, in Alix Kates Shulman, ed. of Red Emma Speaks, p.236/37. – (*) Monopoly-Capitalism! Governmentally restricted markets! – JZ ) - CHRISTIANITY, RELIGION, THINK, CREATIVE ENERGIES, INNOVATORS, REFORMERS, , MEEKNESS, OBEDIENCE, SLAVERY, PARASITISM, PASSIVITY, RIGHTEOUSNESS, STATISM
HEAVEN: The Christian and Islamic “heaven” is still a spleen or false pretence. But then is the heaven of any other religion any better? – JZ, 8.5.07. - Der christliche Himmel ist immer noch ein Fimmel. – JZ, 8.5.07. )
HEAVEN: The only way I want to get into heaven – is in a space ship. – JZ, 23.7.08.
HEAVEN: The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. - Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784. – “In which case, the road to Heaven must be paved with bad ones.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter. – GOOD INTENTIONS OR GOOD WILL OF THE THOUGHTLESS OR PREJUDICED TYPE, HELL
HEAVEN: The truly great men from Lao-tse to Spinoza never discussed life after death, only before it.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - LIFE AFTER DEATH, LIFE, EARTH
HEAVEN: When has heaven been last renovated? Who would want to move into an ancient slum? - JZ, 12.8.89. - JOKES
HEAVEN: Yes, there will be sex after death; we just won't be able to feel it.” - Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah? – PARADISE, JOKES
HECKLER: A man with your low intelligence should have a voice to match.” – Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon), 1135-1204, to a heckler with a very loud voice.” - Bernard Berenson, 1865-1959, Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.55. – RED.
HEDGING & INFLATION: The best one can do against inflation is to privately hedge one's fortune or income against it, by e.g. going into a partnership, buying land or shares instead of nominal and fixed income securities (payable in depreciated legal tender paper money) or by buying gold or silver or other non-perishable or long lasting goods and storing them safely. One might also go into debt, preferably on long terms, so that, in essence, one becomes enabled to cheat one's own creditors, including the government, when the loans become due. - Popular opinion, even the opinion of opinion makers like Harry Brown, Ralph Borsodi etc. - Indeed, one can try to minimise the effects of the inflation of a government's legal tender upon one's own affairs. But one can still not escape many general consequences of inflation, e.g. the difficulty to obtain credits on long terms, the high interest rates one has to pay, the effects of price controls and the rationing it ultimately brings. Moreover, in many countries some or all hedging methods are outlawed or punitively taxed if uncovered. Under German law, every wage settlement paid otherwise than in governmental legal tender is ignored and the already paid employee can demand payment again, in legal tender. Gold transactions have often been penalised, sometimes with death, and so have private foreign exchange transactions that were not government licensed. One finds oneself in the same position as e.g. a deserter or conscientious objector in times of war. One is not free but rather hunted or incarcerated and in some cases killed for refusing to participate in governmentally organized mass slaughters. Massive disobedience and desertion, armed and well organized, with rightful aims and methods, is another matter. – JZ, 2. 4.97. - Regarding monetary and financial matters at least a monetary revolution and a tax rebellion are required. – JZ, 7.1.09.
HEDONISM: Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.” - Aldous Huxley, Theme and Variations, 1950. – Each of us can speak only for himself, not for all other human beings. – Certainly, there are at least some people not dedicated only to gratify their senses or in complete servitude towards them. – JZ, 6.9.13. - SENSUALITY, GRATIFICATION OF ONE’S SENSES, MAN, REASON, MORALITY
HEGEL: the absolute monarchy of nineteenth-century Prussia, described by Hegel as ‘the achievement of the modern world, a world in which the substantial idea has won the infinite form’.” - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.69. - & PRUSSIA, STATISM, IDEALIZING THE STATE, EVEN A PRUSSIAN TYPE ONE
HEISENBERG'S UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE: Difficulties and impossibilities of direct observation of astronomical and nuclear phenomena for human beings do not amount to uncertainty for most of the things or possibilities that are really important for most human beings and their free and voluntary societies, creations, productions and their free exchanges. – They need not be and cannot be Gods but they need or ought to be quite free human beings, as free as they want to be, in harmony and peace with all others, who made their own choices for their own lives. - JZ, 7.12.10HELL: A cosmic concentration camp for metaphysical criminals and dissidents.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer's Lexicon. – To that extent, Christianity, too, is a totalitarian ideology. – JZ, 6.9.13.
HELL: Christ believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.” - Bertrand Russell. – Even the worst territorial governments have limited their punishment to death or life-time imprisonment and, to that extent, they are morally superior to Christianity. – JZ, 71.09, 7.12.10. – MORALITY, CHRIST, CHRISTIANITY, PUNISHMENT
HELL: Hell is reserved exclusively for them that believe in it.” - Principia Discordia. - BELIEVERS, CHRISTIANITY
HELL: It seems that many "Christians" have to be threatened with hell in order to do any good in this life. - JZ, 1.3.95. - DEVIL, SATAN, MORALITY, ETHICS & CHRISTIANITY
HELMETS: Let those who ride decide.” - Slogan, N.Y. State. - COMPULSORY BIKE & MOTORBIKE HELMETS, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, DECISION-MAKING, COMPULSION
HELP: Always let people help themselves. At most show them how they could do so. Otherwise promote insurance, credit, mutual aid and fraternal organisations. To preserve a life can be a duty but it is not a general duty to provide a living to others. Charity is a duty only among those who believe in it. - JZ, 17.10.02. - SELF-HELP, CHARITY, DUTY, INSURANCE, CREDIT, MUTUAL AID, FRATERNAL ORGANISATIONS
HELP: He only helps all creatures to find their own nature, // But does not venture to lead them by the nose.” – Lao Tzu, Tao The Ching, No.64, p. 95 in the tr. of John C. H. Wu. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, AID, LEADERSHIP, HUMAN NATURE, GOD? DIVINE HELP? PRAYER?
HELP: Help Ever, Hurt Never.” - Sai Baba. – Should all surgeons resign from their professions? Should no criminal with victims ever be hurt? – Should one never refuse any sexual advances? Should one never refute false arguments, thus hurting some feelings? Too many “thoughts” are merely flashy short-circuits, instead of running in all their rightful channels. - JZ, 7.1.09, 7.12.10. – , HURT, HARM, WRONG, RIGHTS
HELP: Helping people to become helpless is no act of kindness.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 9/71. - SOCIAL SERVICES, CHARITY, POVERTY, WAR AGAINST POVERTY, SUBSIDISING POVERTY & UNEMPLOYMENT, WHILE CAUSING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE, WELFARE STATE,
HELP: Leave aside the analysis which shows that good intentions have often deplorable consequences. But take a firm grasp on the distinction between trying to help others with your own time and money, and the moral fraud of promising to do good at other people's expense.” - Ralph Harris, The End of Government? p..39. - WELFARE STATE, HANDOUTS
HELP: Never give approval to a law that "helps" anyone.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 9/71. – What if it is only the personal law of a community of volunteers? - NEEDS, CONSENT, LAWS, WELFARE STATE, PANARCHISM, OFFICIAL ASSISTANCE, SUBSIDIES, , PROTECTIONISM, VOLUNTARISM
HELP: Remember that the key words in the sentence "I want to help you" is "I want". – G James – AID, ASSISTANCE, SUBSIDIES, GOVERNMENT HELP
HELP: The Dali Lama summed up the essentials of all Buddhis teching in two sentences: "If you can, help others. If you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - From Rich Fields, Chop Wood, Carry Water, N.Y., Jeremy Tarcher, 1984, p. 56, quoted in: THE VOLUNTARYIST, No. 90, 2/1998, p.3. He, too, supposedly a famous teacher of ethics, failed to distinguish between harm and wrong. – JZ, 6.9.13. - RATHER THAN HARM
HELP: The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side. – Theodore J. Forstmann, American business executive and philanthropist. – Compare the “war against the poor”. – JZ, 5.4.12. – WELFARE STATE, SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD, CURRENCY POLICY, AID, SUPPORT, PROTECTION, HANDOUTS & SUBSIDIES FROM THE GOVERNMENT
HELP: The proverb warns that 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But perhaps you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.” - Thomas Szasz, The Untamed Tongue, A Dissenting Dictionary. - May be, in it he tried to do the same as I try to do with this SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY or DIS NOTES collection? I have not yet seen this title. - JZ, 18.10.02. – Slogans for Liberty, from all sources, are certainly something that ought to be shared and multiplied and publicized, as widely as possible. Thereby their effectiveness could also become multiplied. – It does not make sense to me to partly bury them – in copyrighted books. - JZ, 7.1.09. – Who will set up a WIKIPEDIA like site for it? Perhaps it can already be done by someone through the Google options. – JZ, 6.9.13. - HANDOUTS, FEEDING, POVERTY, NEEDS, GRATEFULNESS, THANKFULNESS, WELFARE STATE, SELF-HELP, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, COPYRIGHTS,
HELP: There is such a thing as being too much of a help - and the most helpful thing a too-helpful entity can do is to stop helping!” - Stanley Mullen, Guppy, p.85 in ASTOUNDING SF, 4/59 (Brit. ed.?) & Jan. 58. - HELPFULNESS, TOO MUCH HELP, SELF-HELP, WELFARE STATE, FOREIGN AID, CHARITY, SHARING, REDSTRIBUTIONISM, EGALITARIANISM, POVERTY
HELP: Thoreau once observed that if he knew for certain a man was on his way to see him with the single purpose of trying to help him, he would run for his life.” - SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA, REGISTER. – If someone came to give or lent me a book that I have long and in vain looked for, I would certainly not run away. – Even largely truthful statements go only so far in their truth contents. Their limits should be indicated. - JZ, 7.1.09, 6.9.13. - ALTRUISM, CHARITY, WELFARE, TRUTHS,
HELP: To try to do almost everything for others is no act of kindness in the long run. Help should promote self-reliance, not dependency. - JZ, 23.6.91, 19.10.02. – SELF-HELP, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-SUPPORT
HELP: What you do not get for yourselves you will never have. What you do not for yourselves, will never be done.” - Source? – As if gifts and thefts or help by others were not also real. – The word “will” should be replaced by “may”. - JZ, 7.1.09. - HELP YOURSELF, SELF-HELP, INDIVIDUALS
HELP: Who helps a man against his will, does the same as murder him.” - Horace, Ars Poetica, I, 467. – He only kills his self-determination options for the time being. Even the best case should not be unnecessarily exaggerated. – JZ, 7.1.09. - SELF-HELP, SELF-DETERMINATION, , AID, FOREIGN AID, DEVELOPMENT, UNDER-DEVEOLPED COUNTRIES, POVERTY, WELFARE STATE, CHARITY
HELPLESSNESS: majority of people I have met … make themselves helpless … in order to avoid responsibility for what happens.” - Nathaniel Branden, The Psychology of Self-Esteem & Breaking Free. - According to Ron Kimberling, INDIVIDUALIST, 6/72. - They do also avoid preparing themselves for decision-making and responsibility and rather subscribe to territorial statism and thus to the the disasters it inevitably leads to. - Or they imagine that their responsibilities begins and ends with territorial and collectivistic voting. - JZ, 18.10.02, 7.12.10. - RESPONSIBILITY, SUBORDINATION, STATISM, ABDICATION OF RESPONSIBILITY, SLAVE MENTALITY, IRRESPONSIBILITY, DECIDOPHOBIA, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, INDIVIDUALISM, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE, SERF-MENTALITY, SUBMISSIVENESS
HEMP: Did You Know: One acre of Hemp (industrial marijuana) in annual rotation over a 20 year period would produce as much paper pulp as 4.1 acres of trees being cut down over the same 20 year period. Source: (U.S.D.A. Bulletin #404).” - Secrets of the Sentient. – I believe that there are still some even faster growing plants. Bamboo may be one of them. – JZ, 7.12.10. - MARIJUANA, DRUGS
HEMP: Hemp makes more fuel, fiber, food & medicine than any other plant, and it was the first crop sown, over 12,000 years ago. An acre of hemp produces 300 gallons of oil, 3 tons of protein and 30 tons of fiber a year. – www.hemp.org Restore hemp! - www.hemp.org - The oldest and most productive crop sown has been outlawed. People have been sowing cannabis for fuel, fiber, food and medicine since prehistoric times. It is difficult to fathom how one plant can produce more fuel, fiber, food and medicine than any other plant, and how we can all be relatively ignorant of this fact. And that this plant is illegal across the world. But cannabis prohibition was sold based upon racist lies to benefit the petrochemical robber barons and their proxy successor corporate oligarchs who rule the world today. Ending cannabis prohibition is the solution for many environmental and social issues. Drugs are a smokescreen. We don't need to fight wars for oil because our farmers can produce a superior product. It is really an issue of economic and social justice. Please work for global cannabis freedom and restore hemp. - www.hemp.org - Quoted by Susie Burton sharing Paul Stanford's photo. – Facebook, 8.3.13. – Only yesterday I found on line, on my Facebook page, a reference that the narcotic factor in most of today’s pot has been increased to a dangerous extent. So the pot of today is no longer as relatively harmless as the pot was decades ago. – JZ, 1.5.13. – Add to this all the health claims now made for this plant. – 6.9.13. - MARIJUANA, POT, DRUGS, DRUG LAWS
HERD MENTALITY: Peoples of Europe, throw off this herd mentality, the mentality of sheep who would ask the shepherds and the sheep-dogs to tell them where to feed.” - Romain Rolland, 1866-1944, 1916, in The Forerunners, Harcourt, 1920, p.36. - STATISM, LEADERSHIP, PEOPLE, DECISION-MAKING, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, SUBMISSIVENESS, SERF-MENTALITY
HERD THINKING: These periodical fits of hysteria are easy enough to incite but far harder to subdue. “Men, it has been well said, think in herds,” the Scottish journalist Charles Mackay wrote in ‘Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds’,” published more than 150 years ago; “it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” – Francis Wheen, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, Harper Perennials, 2004, p.212. – On a massive and prolonged scale this can only occur under territorialism. – Let each herd and its shepherd choose their own path, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, i.e. at the own risk and expense, so that none of them have the chance to dominate a whole country and all its diverse individuals and groups. - JZ, 21.6.13, 16.8.13, 6.9.13. - MASS PSYCHOLOGY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, VOTING
HEREDITY: If heredity were not overwhelmingly more important than environment, you could teach calculus to a horse. - Robert Heinlein - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - & ENVIRONMENT
HERESY: It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies.” - Thomas Huxley. – TRUTH, IDEAS, PREJUDICESHERESY: heresy takes the form of mild excursions into anarchism.” - Ernest Barker, Political Thought in England 1848 to 1914, 23. - It might be more accurate to speak of limited excursions. - JZ. - ANARCHISM
HERESY: Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought.” – Graham Greene (1904-1991) – Alas, only in an all too limited sphere, namely the religious one. – Panarchism permits heresies to be practised by all their adherents, even in the political, social and economic spheres. - JZ, 7.12.10. -We need also heresies or non-conformism for social, economic and political experiments and actions, all self-responsible, exterritorial and tolerant. – JZ, 5.4.12. -No one would be accused of heresy or of wrongful opposition or subversion if he kept his heretical or critical thoughts and ideas to himself. That freedom to keep one’s thoughts and ideas in one’s own mind, is hardly ever infringed, e.g. by subjecting the thinker to alcohol or other drugs or torture methods, sleep deprival or otherwise terrorizing them. – JZ, 24.4.13. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
HERESY: If special honor is claimed for any, then heresy should have it as the truest servitor of human kind.” - Charles Bradlaught, Speech in London, Sept., 25, 1881. – Alas, there are also heresies against sound reasoning and common sense, against genuine individual rights and liberties. If one does not qualify heresy then e.g. violent criminals with victims are also merely heretics. – JZ, 7.1.09. – CRIME, AGGRESSION, TOLERANCE, INTOLERANCE, DOING THE OWN THING, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, OR PERSONAL LAW
HERESY: Neither suppress nor burn heretics of any kind - rather let them act at their expense and risk. That might teach them! - JZ, 5/72. - If anything can! - JZ, 3.11.02. - PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FOOLS' LIBERTY, HERETICS
HERESY:That is the whole trouble with being a heretic. One usually must think out everything for oneself. - Aubrey Menan. - Most heretics could come to find other heretics to share their views and company. But they do get only limited freedom, so far, to expresss all their unorthodox views among themselves and not to practise them among themselves, at their own expense and risk. - JZ, 29.11.02, 6.9.13. – Many to most heretics are not consistent but, rather, dogmatic, fundamentalists, zealots, dogmatists, fanatics, intolerant and one-book people. Only if they confine their activities to their own affairs are the irrational and immoral heretics tolerable for outsiders. Their adult members deserve all that they do inflict upon themselves. – JZ, 7.1.09. - THINKERS, INDIVIDUALISTS, RADICALS, HERETICS
HERITAGE: The heritage we owe out children. Let us preserve and bequeath to coming generations the foundations of liberty we inherited.” - L. E. Read, Comes the Dawn, III. - I do hope that we will bequeath to them more then the limited liberties that we inherited. - JZ, 18.10.02. – And more than the limited number of freedom texts that we can afford to put and keep in print. To my knowledge, grammophone records of lectures and speeches were the only alternative media that Read resorted to. – JZ, 7.1.09. – I had at least put some of his books on microfiche. By now at least all of THE FREEMAN is online and some of Read’s books. But how many of all its books, pamphlets and newsletters are made so available by now? JZ, 6.9.13. - TRADITION, LIBERTY
HERETICALISM: We possess appropriate terms to identify a variety of moral beliefs and the social organizations which seek to promote them - such as anarchism, communism, conservatism, liberalism, socialism, and so forth. The one moral belief for which we have no appropriate term is that which emphasizes the value of personal choice and the political forms that would promote such choice-making. I propose that we call this ethics, and the politics which articulates it, hereticalism (making use of the Greek root harein, which means "to choose". - Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.30. – Alas, an encyclopedia or archive of all radical libertarian ideas seems to be still amiss, just like a comprehensive libertarian library its. – JZ, 6.9.13. - HERESY, HERETICS, HERETICISM, NONCONFORMISM, DISSIDENTS, PANARCHISM
HERO-CULT: We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. – Will Rogers – As if their glory could rub off on us. Under full experimental freedom for all in all spheres, even merely average people could already introduce some freedom into their own lives and set thereby a good example to billions of others. – JZ, 27.4.13. – Then we would at least get some worthwhile pioneering examples. – JZ, 6.9.13. - PIONEERS, FOUNDING FATHERS, INNOVATORS, REFORMERS, REVOLUTIONARIES, GREAT & MANY CHANGES, ALL ONLY AMONG VOLUNTEERS, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS.
HEROES: Alas, in most cases they only thought they were or were thought to be heroes – rather than government employed murderers. – JZ, 28.4.05. – Could one be a genuine hero for a Stalin-, Hitler, Mao-Regime or only against such a regime and its active supporters? – Is it a heroic act to kill many of the victims of such regimes? - JZ, 22.10.07. Or of any other such regime, officially classed as enemies? This is often done under the wrong assumption that thereby one would defeat this regime, rather than rousing patriotic support for it. – JZ, 3.1.09, 6.9.13. - Compare: AIR RAIDS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, LIBERATION, WAR AIMS, WARFARE
HEROES: All these “heroic” fighters fought, mostly, only for some all too flawed ideas and institutions. How many of them fought, were wounded or died for quite just war aims? – How many of them were rather victims to the territorialist Moloch cult of their times? - JZ, 30.5.05, 30.10.07. – How many of the survivors do even now show any interest in formulating quite rightful war and peace aims only? – JZ, 8.1.09. - WARS, SOLDIERS, PATRIOTISM, WAR AIMS
HEROES: As long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, the Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable. - Aldous Huxley - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Those classed as leaders are, usually, not even genuine personalities but, rather, all too flawed persons, with the major flaw of addiction to territorial power. – JZ, 6.9.13. - LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, PERSONALITY CULT
HEROES: Authentic heroism is the will to be oneself.” - L. E. Read, Comes the Dawn, chapter XIII. – Should one have to be a hero in the attempt to freely do one’s own things for or to oneself? – JZ, 7.1.09. – Under territorialism full self-liberation, realizing all one’s individul rights and liberties, if one does already appreciate all of them, or only to the extent that one does already do so, e.g. full monetary or financial freedom, does, indeed, require a lot of peaceful heroism, patience, persistence, time, energy and money, most likely several years if not decades, of efforts, even if one has already numerous peaceful freedom fighters of this kind. But for the small number of the first ones it may still be a life-long struggle. Territorial statism, with all its wrongs, popular erros and prejudices, is all too deeply rooted in all too many minds. A least in this sphere most heads are not yet independente minds. – JZ, 6.9.13. - INDIVIDUALISM, INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY
HEROES: Being a hero is "about the shortest-lived profession on earth." - Will Rogers. - IF one confines that notion to the military kind of heroism or to attempts to set records in dangerous activities, all too freely risking one’s life only for them. – JZ, 6.9.13.
HEROES: He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is no different than murder.” - Albert Einstein. – And then he recommended the development of the mass murder or anti-people “weapon”, the atom bomb! – JZ, 7.12.10. – To risk one’s precious life for the usually wrongful war and pleace aims of others is certainly not heroic in my mind. In that situation, at most the saving of the lives of comrades, who are in the same miserable and wrongful situation, can be classed as heroic. – JZ, 6.9.13. - KILLING & WAR, MURDER, OBEDIENCE, SOLDIERS, HEROISM:
HEROES: Hero worship has an uncanny tendency to choose scoundrels as the object of adulation.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplations, p.61. – It is a often a personality cult towards the great mass murderers, who risk their lives only to the tyrannicide threat remaining, will surrounded by many guards, but not at the frontlines, for which they have conscripted their human sacrifices. – JZ, 6.9.13. LEADERSHIP, PERSONALITY CULT, EVEN TOWARDS TYRANTS
HEROES: Hero worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.” - Herbert Spencer. - HERO WORSHIP, LEADERSHIP, PERSONALITY CULT, FREEDOM
HEROES: Heroes exterminate each other for the benefit of people who are not heroes.” - Havelock Ellis, Quoted Evan Esar, Treasury of Humorous Quotations. - Unfortunately, they kill many others in the process. As Kant remarked, war is bad by making more bad people than it eliminates. They would do much less harm and no wrongs e.g. as heroes on sports fields or as fire fighters. Togerther with the wars, civil wars, violent revolutions and despotic or authoritarian regimes resulting from territorialism, the tolerance, voluntarism, justice, freedom and individual choices of panarchism will also abolish the need for military heroes in most cases. - JZ, 19.10.02. – WAR & PEACE AIMS, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, GOVERNMENTS
HEROES: Heroism is a concept to assuage the guilt of the living…” – Richard Aellen, Crux, Sphere Books Limited, 1991, p.113. - HEROISM & WAR GUILT
HEROES: How much has all the warlike heroism saved or achieved so far, in balance?” - JZ, 8.4.87. - HEROISM
HEROES: I would rather be a philosopher and a coward than a hero and a fool. However, sometimes, wisdom and courage are the best combination. - JZ, 9.6.92. - HERO WORSHIP, COURAGE, WISDOM
HEROES: One murder makes a villain, millions a hero.” - Bishop Beilby Porteus. – WAR, LEADERSHIP, RULERS
HEROES: The hero is not a man without fear, but one who hates injustice more than he loves personal safety.” - D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - FEAR & INJUSTICE
HEROES: The times”, says Carlyle, “have indeed called loudly enough for the great man, and he has not answered.” To which Mr. Buckle might reply with equal truth, “The great man has indeed called loudly enough to the times, and the times have not answered.” – Raymond Garfield Gettel, Readings in Political Science, Ginn & Co., Boston, New York, Chicago, London, 1911, p.47. - There were many who believed or pretended to be great men and who found enough fools to believe them. But all their greatness consisted, as a rule, in causing great troubles for all those, who did not believe in them, and even for their own followers. – JZ, 9.10.07. - INNOVATORS, REFORMERS, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, LACK OF EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM
HEROES: To virtually serve an immoral cause is all too paradoxical.” - Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Bd. 4, S.59. - Habe concludes this by judging about the virtues of General Galland, who in the service of his concentration camp "Fuehrer" shot down so and so many allied planes. - However, it was not only the Nazis who classed most of these bombing raids as terror attacks against innocent civilians, who were thus held wrongly responsible for the crimes of the Nazi regime, in which they had very little if any say and if they disagreed with it in public they could only do so by risking their lives and those of their family. - Even WW II was not conducted by angels against devils only. - To shoot down terrorizing bombers was not wrong! These bomber pilots risked their lives but did not act heroically, in the best sense, i.e., morally and reasonably. Most of the victims of their bombs were quite defenceless. - I was one of them as a child. - They could have achieved much more with chocolate bombs, combined with just war aims and an alliance with rightful governments in exile and by liberating deserters and prisoners of war. Arms production was reduced by the air raids of the allies only by about 12%. Most of their victims were civilians. The main targets were always the inner cities! They seemed to confirm the Nazi's propaganda that the Allies intended to exterminate all Germans and destroy all of Germany. I witnessed the effect of such raids upon soldiers who were on leave. They did not want to fight for the ruling Nazis - but the enemies of the Hitler regime did not offer them a rightful and reasonable choice! - Even now there is all too loose and thoughtless talk about attacking Iraq or Bagdad rather than Saddam Hussein, as if the three were identical. - JZ, 19.6.92, 19.10.02. - SOLDIERS, AIR RAIDS, VIRTUE, OBEDIENCE, LEADERSHIP, TOTALITARIANISM, DES., WAR AIMS, LIBERATION, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, TARGETS, ENEMIES, TYRANNICIDE, WARFARE BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, DEFENCE
HEROES: We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” – Will Rogers - Were there any quite rightful war- and peace aims for most heroes? So why did they risk their lives? - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – And why are they considered to be heroes? – JZ, 3.1.09. - JOKE
HEROES: You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they're dead. – Anonymous – How many of the heroes died for quite rightful war aims? – JZ, 6.4.12.
HIDDEN COSTS: Being fooled by hidden costs is the source of a lot of economic confusion. War is often spoken of as an economic stimulant. World War II “pulled America out of the Depression”. Germany and Japan experienced “economic miracles” after the war. Somebody is not counting the cost of getting killed and wounded.” - P.J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.113/114. - The destruction of a country’s cities and towns and the elimination of millions of human lives does hardly make them prosperous. – However, credits for war industries, payable in the government’s monopoly money with legal tender power, are easier to get during wars, via the note-printing presses. – How much more prosperous countries could be under full economic freedom, including full monetary and financial freedom, and under a lasting peace, is only rarely considered. - JZ, 24.9.07. - DEPRESSION, INFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, WAR, ARMAMENT,
HIDDEN PERSUADERS: In the von Mises-Rothbard view the consumer is anything but passive, wooden, susceptible to the commands and wiles of hidden persuaders and waste makers. In this view, the consumer is the director of production, deciding what shall be made and who shall make it, designating which corporations shall survive and which shall perish...” - William H. Peterson, in Mises bibliography, p.201. - ADVERTISING, WASTE MAKERS, INBUILT OBSOLESCENCE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, CONFINED TO THE ECONOMIC SPHERE
HIERARCHIES: in most hierarchies super-competence is more objectionable than incompetence.” Laurance J. Peter and Raymond Hall, The Peter Principle, 1969ff, p.28. – Maybe they should have written: objected to or opposed, for it is certainly not objectionable in an objective sense. – JZ, 21.9.07, 6.9.13.
HIERARCHIES: But it’s so easy to backslide into old patterns of behavior. Break one hierarchy and another springs up to take its place.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.3. – Yes, as long as most of us still tolerate territorial rule. Without that territorialism there will always be some who will demonstrate to all the others the benefits of self-management over central direction and control. – JZ, 11.9.07, 6.9.13. - TERRITORIALISM
HIERARCHIES: But knowledge and wisdom are not distributed in order of rank, and they are not one person's monopoly in any undertaking. The fantastic inefficiency of any hierarchical organization - any factory, office, university, warehouse or hospital - is the outcome of two almost invariable characteristics. One is that the knowledge and wisdom of the people at the bottom of the pyramid finds no place in the decision-making leadership hierarchy of the institution. Frequently it is devoted to making the institution work in spite of the formal leadership structure, or alternatively to sabotaging the ostensible function of the institution, because it is none of their choosing. The other is that they would rather not be there anyway: they are there through economic necessity rather than through identification with a common task which throws up its own shifting and functional leadership.” - Colin Ward, ANARCHY IN ACTION, p.41. - THEIR INEFFICIENCIES, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM
HIERARCHIES: Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers - obedient to the whim of any fool who takes their controls.” - Edward Abbey, 1927-1989, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness. - CONTROLS, AUTHORITARIANISM, POWER, STATES, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, POLITICIANS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY VS. SELF-OWNERSHIP
HIERARCHIES: Hierarchies make some people dependent on others, blame the dependent for their dependency, and then use that dependency as a justification for further exercise of authority.” - Source? – DEPENDENCY, AUTHORITY, LEADERSHIP
HIERARCHIES: In a hierarchical organization, the higher the level, the greater the confusion.” - quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.86. – More rightful and rational decisions are expected of them than they can possibly provide with their limited human knowledge and intelligence. – JZ, 6.9.13. - DOW’S LAW
HIERARCHIES: No single person or party can run a large modern society today, even with computers and mass media and all the other resources of modern technology. …” L. S. Stavrianos, The Promise of the Coming Dark Age, 1976, p. 86. – A sound division of labour does not mean centralized decision-making but, rather, an extreme decentralization for most necessary jobs. Powerful top mobs resuilt from wrongful centralization and monopolization of powers under territorialism, and from the presumed need of hierarchies and of dependent employees, not from the necessities of economic division of labour and sufficient decentralization of responsibilities or liberation at any job that is economically necessary. There are no top jobs that are politically necessary, if one excludes the wrongful and even criminal politics of territorialism. – The full realization of capitalism and all its incentives, down to the lowliest participating worker, would also eliminate most of the present top-management jobs. Middle-management jobs have already been massively deleted by computerization. – What would happen to management, as we know it now, if each had xyz efficient robots at his disposal? Maybe the now possible “printing” of many products is already a step in this direction, just like the PC was, with regard to the former few, massive and very expensive computers. - JZ, 6.9.13. - CENTRALIZATION
HIERARCHIES: Once the hierarchy is established, its own existence becomes its purpose.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1985, p.72. - GOVERNMENTS
HIERARCHIES: Peter’s Levitation Principle: When the foundation of a pyramid erodes, the top can still be supported on nothing but money.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1985, p.95. – Especially when that money comes in regularly either through compulsory taxation or through the inflation tax, protectionism or other subsidies. – JZ, 9.10.07, 6.9.13. - TAXATION
HIERARCHIES: The basic tenet of anarchism is that hierarchical authority - be it state, church, patriarchy or economic elite - is not only unnecessary, but is inherently detrimental to the maximization of human potential. Anarchists generally believe that human beings are capable of managing their own affairs on the basis of creativity, cooperation, and mutual respect. It is believed that power is inherently corrupting, and that authorities are inevitably more concerned with self-perpetuation and increasing their own power than they are with doing what is best for their constituents.” - ZNET quotes, ascribed to Adolf Hitler. But I doubt that he ever said anything as reasonable. - JZ, 1.12.02. - AUTHORITY, ANARCHISM, HUMAN POTENTIAL, SELF-MANAGEMENT, POWER, BUREAUCRACY
HIERARCHIES: The competence of an employee is determined not by outsiders but by his superior in the hierarchy. - by Laurance J. Peter and Raymond Hall, The Peter Principle, 1969ff, p.25. – In a cooperative it is largely determined by his colleagues and his subordinates, who are also co-owners. – JZ, n.d. & 21.9.07. – The competency of a business or enterprise in a free market is largely determined by its customers or consumers. – JZ, 6.9.13. - COOPERATIVES
HIERARCHIES: The only sound foundation for any hierarchy is individual consent - which will lead to conditions where there are only voluntary victims. These will become rather rapidly more enlightened by the false decisions they made for themselves, especially when they are surrounded by successful experiments among people who love and practise more liberties. - JZ, 26.7.87, 19.10.02. - PANARCHISM
HIERARCHIES: The person at the peak of the corporate or bureaucratic ladder is czar, and, as such, is automatically right. Those below him either agree or are wrong. There is virtually no internal criticism. This is the principle of hierarchical infallibility, and a whistle-blower had better have an independent income.” - Richard Cummings, Proposition 14, p.15. - INFALLIBILITY? WHISTLE-BLOWERS
HIERARCHIES: When a vertical structure resolves conflict by exerting its authority, things usually deteriorate.” - Frederick C. Thayer, An End to Hierarchy! An End to Competition! Organizing the Politics and Economics of Survival. – New Viewpoints, N.Y. 1973, p.15. – The end of hierarchies rather means the beginnings of free competition. – JZ, 6.9.13. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER
HIGH AIMS: Aim high. You may still miss your target but at least you won’t shoot your foot off. – Lois McMaster Bujold, Komarr, p.186. – GRADUALISM, GREAT AIMS, RADICALISM
HIGH AIMS: In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.” - Henry David Thoreau. – Moreover, by now they could and should make electronic international division of labor and communication among people with the same interests work for them, to tackle tasks that are much to large for single individuals. All such projects, especially libertarian ones, should be listed in a common projects list and an ideas archive and directory to individuals and organizations, in abstracts and review compilations and should already be somewhat represented in a comprehensive electronic freedom library, with its index, abstracts and reviews. – JZ, 7.1.09, 6.9.13. - HIGH PURPOSES, SUCCESS, AIMS, AMBITIONS, GREAT PROJECTS
HIGHJACKING: Could small bills delivered to criminals extortinists, terrorists, highjackers, hostatge takers be e.g. microfilmed - for easier and computerized recognition, when they are spend? Or could they be\ chemically treated so that they would soon fall apart or would catch fire after a short time, or become significantly discoloured, or over-printed by a warning, or begin to stink after a time-delay? - JZ, 18.11.88, 18.10.02, 6.9.13. - Naturally, under full monetary freedom their circulation area and period would be limited and thus they would be less attractive to extortionists, robbers and forgers. - JZ, 18.10.02, 7.1.09. - TERRORISM, EXTORTION, BLACKMAIL, KIDNAPPING, CRIME
HINDUISM: Cows before people! - JZ, 26.7.92. – Are all religions equal or only equal in this that they are, largely flawed, insufficiently moral and informed, disabling rather than enabling? – JZ, 6.9.13.
HIRE PURCHASE: A judge has said that all his experience had been spent on sorting out the difficulties of people who, upon the recommendation of people they did not know, signed documents they did not read, to buy goods they did not need, with money they had not got.” - Gilbert Harding on TV. - While there are some and perhaps too many irresponsible and stupid hire purchase people, the majority are not. Insufficient screening by the credit providers makes the majority bear the high costs of the defaulting debtors of this kind. - JZ, 21.6.92. - Under monetary and financial despotism cheaper loans are often not available to these debtors and their incomes then are also very often not high enough to allow them to purchase with cash. By now most hire purchases are probably replaced by likewise expensive credit card purchases. – Insufficient usage of available information sourves does also leade to many foolish purchases, on the spur of the moment. “Heart-thinking”, feelings and emotions are involved rather than sufficiently informed and discriminating heads. - JZ, 21.6.92, 19.10.02, 6.9.13..
HIRE PURCHASE: The finance houses are a key factor in the level of sales in the consumer durable fields such as motor vehicles and household appliances. The growth of hire purchase and spending on durables played a major part in the previous inflationary booms in the 1950s.” - THE AUSTRALIAN, 11.2.71. - The spread of hire purchase agreements indicate rather a low purchasing power among the consumers, who cannot afford to pay cash. - On the one side it increases for them the total purchase price by fees and interest charges. On the other hand, as debtors, they benefit from any inflation that takes place during their repayment period, which makes the instalments easier for them to pay. During stagflations like the present, we have cases where desperate sellers offer their goods at discount prices, on no deposit, with the first instalments months away and interest free for 6 - 12 months. (Sometimes even on longer terms, interest-free! I believe. – JZ, 6.9.13.) So that in these cases even the nominal purchase price is not much increased but, rather undercut and zero interest credits are offered. Thus, from the goods side, the prices are then not inflated but, through many forced sales, even when paid for interest free and on instalments only, rather deflated. - Like any other credit and debt arrangements, hire purchase agreements rather suffer under inflation, deflation and stagflation than benefit from them or cause or increase them. - Almost everyone and everything is blamed except the real culprits, wrong institutions and wrong monetary laws: monetary and financial despotism, with all their wrongs and disabilities for debtors or creditors. - J Z, 2. 4. 97, 6.9.13. - HIRE PURCHASE AGREEMENTS & INFLATION, CONSUMER CREDITS, MONETARY DESPOTISM, EMERGENCY SALES PRICES, BARGAINS DUE TO DEFLATION
HIRING FREEZE: A hiring freeze is a nuisance, and agencies have found ways to circumvent it – by hiring “consultants”, by increasing overtime, or by using temporary or part-time employees. And, if the ultimate intent is to contain the cost of government, its failure is manifest.” - Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p. 111.HIROSHIMA: How readily the young absorb the lies of their parents,’ he said. “By May of 1945, Japan was already defeated, and even the most fanatical of her leaders knew it. The Japanese merchant navy, on which the whole country depended for food and supplies, had been reduced from ten million tons to one million. Over forty percent of all Japan’s sixty major cities had been destroyed by bombing. Her navy and her air force were shattered; what remained of her fleet was immobilized for lack of fuel. In May, we attempted to discuss peace with the Americans, using the Russians as mediators. But the Americans relentlessly insisted on unconditional surrender, unconditional, and failed to make it clear to the Japanese people that our Emperor, who is divine, would not be treated as a war criminal, and would be allowed to remain as Emperor under any Allied occupation force. This failure by the Americans to understand even the simplest fact of Japanese life and religion was what prolonged the war beyond the early summer of 1943. And through the hand of your father and his military henchmen, it was this failure that eventually led to the dropping of the first atomic bomb.” - Graham Masterton, Tengu, Tor, 1983, p.273/74. - Since, after all, the emperor was not held responsible as a war criminal, timely declaration of this intention would have shortened the war somewhat and made the wrongful and mass murderous use of nuclear weapons obviously unnecessary. Japan was actually treated rather decently after its unconditional surrender. If this treatment had been promised in time, without the unconditional surrender demand, it would have made a great difference. – One should add to this that it was largely the protectionist policies of the Western Word that did, largely drive Japan, which needed extensive and free foreign trade, to enter WW II and, previously, to attempt to conquer markets and resources in Asia. - JZ, 25.3.09. – Free Trade, paid for with international clearing certificates, as recommended by Prof. Edgard Milhaud and Ulrich von Beckerath, could have prevented the war between Japan and the U.S.A. – JZ, 7.12.10. – As much later, this has still not become general knowledge. – JZ, 6.9.13. - JAPAN, WORLD WAR II, FIRST NUCLEAR BOMBS, UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMAND, WAR PROLONGATION, WAR GUILT, PROTECTIONISM
HIROSHIMA: People disagree on whether the nuking was a war crime. The 1946 Strategic Bombing Survey determined it had been unnecessary to the winning of the war. We know that Japan, demoralized from having dozens of cities obliterated in fire bombings, was extending peace feelers. “The Japanese were ready to surrender,” said Dwight Eisenhower, who as a general during that war believed the atom bomb was “completely unnecessary.” Admiral William D. Leahy, General Douglas McArthur, and many other high officials at the time agreed. - Japan wanted only to keep its emperor. Understandably, the nation feared the consequences of the unconditional surrender that Truman and the Allies demanded. They had reason to fear brutalities exceeding the very harsh treatment of Germany under the Versailles Treaty after World War I, which had come after a mere conditional surrender.” - Anthony Gregory: The Man Who Bombed Hiroshima, The Independent Institute, November 8, 2007 - WAR CRIMES, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMAND, WAR AIMS
HIROSHIMA: Plainly, however, such super-destructive power rendered all the old criteria of power obsolete; clearly, the ruthless employment of that power to obliterate 80 000 men, women and children in one blinding flash meant that all considerations of morality, all moral restraints, had now become archaic concepts; and this combination – the possession of the limitlessly lethal weapon, the demise of morality, signified that naked force had been enthroned over the world as never before.” – Fred J. Cook, The Warfare State, Jonathan Cape, 1962, p.115. – However, on p.120 he reported: “One fire raid on Tokyo incinerated an estimated 124,000 persons; another, nearly 100,000. (3) So a precedent was established. - (3) Dr. Carl Compton, Atlantic Monthly, December, 1946. On page 334 Cook reports that in one 1943 raid on Hamburg with blockbusters and incendiary bombs some 60 000 residents of Hamburg were slaughtered. - POWER, IMMORALITY, FORCE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, AIR RAIDS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY
HISTORIANS: Historians exercise great power and some of them know it. They recreate the past, changing it to fit their own interpretations. Thus, they change the future as well.” - Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune, 403. - HISTORY
HISTORIANS: It has been said that though God cannot alter the past, historians can.” - Samuel Butler. - MORE POWERFUL THAN GOD? JOKES
HISTORIANS: Medieval historian Johan Huizinga wrote of the waning days of the Middle Ages, "The chroniclers of the 15th century have, nearly all, been the dupes of an absolute misappreciation of their times, of which the real moving forces escaped their attention." - James Dale Davidson & William Rees-MOGG, The Sovereign Individual, MacMillan, & Simon & Schuster, 1997, 86. - That's true also of most of today's historians and futurists, including these authors. - They expect everything from technology and nothing from ideas like panarchism and monetary freedom. - JZ, 23.4.00.
HISTORY: A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.” – Robert Heinlein, Lazarus Long.
HISTORY: A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know where it is today.” – Robert E. Lee. - A nation does not have a brain and thus no memory. It is a verbal fiction and a very misleading delusion, especially when the attempt is made to "realize" it territorially. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – We are not yet prepared and free enough to learn from all the mistakes of the past and to act to avoid them. – JZ, 3.1.09. - Most people and most of their ancestors lived under territorialism all their lives. Nevertheless, they still don’t understand it and the rightful and rational alternatives to it and thus do not even show sufficient interest in them to read up on them and study them, with the intention to realize their choices among them. – JZ, 20.4.13. - WITNESSES, OPINIONS, OBSERVERS, JUDGEMENT, OBJECTIVITY, SUBJECTIVITY, KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST, NATIONS, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM
HISTORY: A sensible man judges of present by passed events.” - Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, I, 916. - EXPERIENCE, OBSERVATION
HISTORY: Accounts you need seldom come from those who make or write history. Diaries, memoirs and autobiographies are subjective forms of special pleading. Archives are crammed with such suspect stuff. - Compare the history of panarchism, monetary freedom, sensible cooperative production attempts, desertion, human rights drafts, all the false reporting on laissez faire and the Industrial Revolution, the wrong images supplied on capitalism, anarchism and libertarianism, competition, interest, rent, unemployment, housing, gold standards, thousands of subjects or terms. - JZ, 7.2.02, 6.9.13. – POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS & PREJUDICES
HISTORY: After you’ve heard two eyewitness accounts of an auto accident, it makes you wonder about history.” – BITS & PIECES. - But at least some historical experiences can be relied upon. E.g. that of the effects of despotism, high taxes, economic restrictions, prohibition, protectionism, slavery, serfdom, union monopolies, price-, wage- and rent controls, minimum wages, powers in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats, etc. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – Governments make the same kinds of mistakes over and over again, as reported by the better historians, thereby teaching that governments haven’t studied history, either. – JZ, 3.1.09, 6.9.13. - HISTORIANS, WITNESSES, OPINIONS OF CONTEMPORARIES
HISTORY: All history is legend, more or less.” - Isaac Asimov, Foundation & Earth, p.186. – Unfortunately, still most of history – but not all of it. – JZ, 6.9.13.
HISTORY: All history is little else than a long succession of useless cruelties.” - Voltaire. - And their victims were not free to secede from such domination and do their own things to and for themselves. - JZ, 11.2.02. – Nor were they free and enlightened enough to arm and organize themselves for the defence of their individual rights and liberties in ideal militias. They were, rather, used as cannon-fodder and tax-slaves or as targets by other territorial governments, as if they were responsible for all the wrongs of the territorial government which was imposed upon them. – They are still nor armed, organized and informed enough for the effective defence of their individual rights and liberties. – Under panarchism instead of territorialism, they probably would, sooner or later, if the stockpiles of mass extermination weapons are not used before that development occurs. - JZ, 3.1.09, 6.9.13. - CRUELTIES, ATROCITIES, WARS, MASS MURDERS, AIR RAIDS AGAINST CIVILIANS, OPEN CITIES, TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, GOVERNMENTALISM, RULE, UNIFORMITY, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY
HISTORY: All history is only one long story to this effect: men have struggled for power over their fellow-men in order that they might win the joys of earth at the expense of others, and might shift the burdens of life from their own shoulders upon those of others.” - W. G. Sumner: The Forgotten Man, 1883.
HISTORY: An account mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.” - Ambrose Bierce, 1842-c.1914,: The Devil's Dictionary, The Cynic’s Word Book, 1906. – (“Geschichte: eine meist falsche Darstellung von meist unwichtigen Ereignissen, herbeigefuehrt von Herrschern, die meist Knechte, und durch Soldaten, die meist Narren waren”. - Bierce.) - RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, SOLDIERS
HISTORY: At the day of judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done. – Thomas A Kempis – First we ought to ponder what we really could and should do, alone or in combination with other and like-minded libertarians. There are thousands of libertarian jobs still to be efficiently tackled. So far they have not even been completely listed together online. My PEACE PLANS issue No. 20, back in 1977, did already list ca. 1,000 of them. It has been online for years. I have not yet got around to try to complete that listing, because the response to that suggestion, too, was all too poor. – JZ, 27.4.13. - OR THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE & PROJECTS LIST, ONLINE OR CD
HISTORY: But what experience and history teach is this - that peoples and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.” - Georg Hegel (1770-1831), in 1807. - A full history of freedom ideas and experiences may still have to be written, as a handbook for those able and willing to learn from history. - JZ, 28.6.00, 6.9.13. – Whole populations and governments, may be unable to learn from history but this does not mean that dissenting individuals and minority groups could not learn from it. They should be allowed to secede and to do their own things to and for themselves, thereby, gradually, enlightening themselves and the rest of the population as well, perhaps even some governments. - JZ, 23.8.02, 7.12.10. - Before libertarians become smug about such insights, as the above one by Hegel, they should ponder whether they have as yet learned enough e.g., about the history of monetary freedom, monetary revolutions, tax strikes and of exterritorial autonomy, as well as about the best experiences we have had so far with militias fighting for rights and liberties. - All too often they are not even aware of the large number of self-management schemes that have been experimented with - and of the freedom of expression and information options offered by various alternative media. Nor have they bothered, so far, to compile all libertarian ideas, a libertarian encyclopaedia, bibliography, abstracts and review compilation a comprehensive index to all libertarian writings or attempted, seriously, to put and keep all libertarian writings cheaply and permanently in print, in alternative and affordable media and in all major languages. - Such attempts could greatly abbreviate the history of libertarian struggles and movements. - They think they have learned enough from history already. Far from it! - JZ, 29.10.02. As yet, probably, no one has! E.g., the myths of the chosen people is still held by a number of peoples. – JZ, n.d. & 6.9.13. - LEARNING, EXPERIENCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT
HISTORY: By different kinds of teachers, writers, nationalities, ideologies, races and religions quite different kinds of “history” are taught – all of them as if they were equally correct, truthful and objective rather than more or less biased and full of omissions, errors and prejudices. – JZ. 14. & 16.2.13.
HISTORY: Cicero was right in saying that a person who grows up without knowing what went before him will always remain a child.” - Albert Jay Nock, A Journal of These Days, June 1932 - December 1933, William Morrow, 1934, p.144. - Nock made a good case for classical education by saying that the Greek and the Roman civilization formed two of the major and for us most important experiences of mankind. He might have added that they are reasonably well recorded as such. But he also held that this record ought to be read mainly in the original languages. I would rather say that good translations would make much more sense for this - and would not have turned so many young minds off classical studies and off reading them beyond the school requirements. The classical languages formed a barrier between us and this accumulated experience rather than a key to it. - JZ, 4.5.00.
HISTORY: During all its history there's hardly been a year when there wasn't violence - organised, official violence - somewhere on earth.” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.88. - GOVERNMENTS, WAR & PEACE, WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM, ARMS RACES, BALANCE OF POWER ATTEMPTS
HISTORY: economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics.” - Ludwig von Mises. - ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT POLICIES. LAWS, INTERVENTIONISM, WELFARE STATE
HISTORY: Even God cannot change the past.” - Agathon. - God cannot alter the past, but historians can.” - Samuel Butler. - GOD & HISTORIANS, JOKES, PAST, CHANGE
HISTORY: Everybody is inevitably largely ignorant of history. It is insufficiently recorded - by biased reporters and interpreters and no one has enough time to read all their records and the original documents. As for remembering the few facts one can learn from: Let's admit that it is hard to impossible to remember all the events even of one's own life. Far less is it possible to remember those of millions of other lives. - JZ, 30.6.86. - Or do you remember all your medical details? - JZ, 18.10.02. - IGNORANCE, KNOWLEDGE
HISTORY: God has no power over the past except to cover it with oblivion.” - Pliny the Elder. – For one reason or the other man has speculated on time-traveling humans but, to my knowledge, not on time-traveling Gods. – JZ, 7.1.09. - PAST, GOD, ALMIGHTY
HISTORY: Hardly a pure science, history is closer to animal husbandry than it is to mathematics, in that it involves selective breeding. The principal difference between the husbandry-man and the historian is that the former breeds sheep or cows or such, and the latter breeds (assumed) facts. The husbandryman uses his skills to enrich the future; the historian uses his to enrich the past. Both are usually up to their ankles in bullshit.” - Tom Robbins. – HISTORIANS
HISTORY: History doesn't repeat itself; historians merely repeat each other.” - Lee Correy, Manna, ANALOG 7/83, p.157.
HISTORY: History has three sides to it: the wrong side, the right side, and the way it really happened.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.55. - We should be most concerned with the right side, the way it should have happened, and the way it should be steered now. - JZ, 19.10.02. – FUTURISM, LIBERATION
HISTORY: History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awaken.” - James Joyce. - But there are also a lot of good ideas and practices more or less buried in history or ignored by most historians. - JZ, 9.6.92.
HISTORY: History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.” - George Santayana – The history of inflations and that of legal tender and money issue monopolies is often reported separately, as if they had nothing to do with each other. The connection is not seen in most economic textbooks. The wrongfulness and harmfulness as well as irrationality of territorialism is still not seen by most political “scientists”. And all too many “economists” are still protectionists and few speak up against taxation and government borrowing. At least by now some historical reports are written by the victims or some objective observes of the facts. But the mess of popular errors, myths and prejudices in the social sciences still messes up our lives, just like religions once did and, to some extent, still does. – JZ, 3.1.09, 6.9.13.
HISTORY: History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.” - Malcom X
HISTORY: History is a record of the gradual negation of man's original bestiality by the evolution of his humanity.” - M. A. Bakunin, Dieu et l'état, 1871. - MAN, BESTIALITY, HUMANITY
HISTORY: History is a set of lies agreed upon.” - Napoleon Bonaparte.
HISTORY: History is a vast early warning system.” - Norman Cousins.
HISTORY: History is always the remaining report on the power of minorities.” (Geschichte ist immer der ueberlieferte Bericht von der Macht der Minderheiten.) - Emerson. - Neither the suppressed minorities nor the suppressed majorities left much of a historical record. - JZ, 5.7.92. - MINORITIES
HISTORY: History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.” - Ambrose Bierce.
HISTORY: History is essentially a history of ideas.” – (Die Geschichte ist im wesentlichen eine Geschichte der Ideen.) - Herbert George Wells. – And mostly of false or flawed ideas! – JZ, 30.4.13. - IDEAS
HISTORY: History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.” - Edward Gibbon. – Another version: “History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and mistakes of mankind.”
HISTORY: History is more often than not just his story.” - JZ, 20.11.97.
HISTORY: History is only a confused heap of facts.” - Earl of Chesterfield.
HISTORY: History is only that which makes a significant epoch in the development of the mind.” (“Geschichte ist nur das, was in der Entwicklung des Geistes eine wesentliche Epoche ausmacht.” ) – Georg Hegel, 1770-1831.
HISTORY: History is something that never happened, written by a man who wasn't there.” - Anonymous.
HISTORY: History is the progress in the consciousness of freedom.” – (Die Weltgeschichte ist der Fortschritt im Bewusstsein der Freiheit.) - Hegel, Vorlesungen ueber die Philosophie der Gechichte, 2. – “For history is nothing but the evolution of the concept of freedom.” - Hegel, in the translation quoted in Rocker, Nationalism & Culture, p.197. - FREEDOM
HISTORY: History is too serious to be left to historians.” - Ian MacLeod, ANALOG 7/93, p. 12.
HISTORY: History never embraces more than a small part of reality.” - Duc Francois de la Rouchefoucauld.
HISTORY: History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all alternatives.” - Abba Eban. - That is one reason why man's fate should not be confined to collective decision-making. Pioneers and self-thinkers, innovators, reformers, utopians etc. should be free to opt out and engage in their own voluntary experiments and communities. Thus the wrong roads would be explored fast, by a few only, and rapidly eliminated, while the successes would be more and more copied. - JZ, 1.7.00. – Apparently, they have never as yet exhausted all the alternatives – anywhere! – JZ, 30.4.13. - MAN, WISDOM, RATIONALITY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM
HISTORY: history understood as progress conscious of Liberty ...” - Gottfried Salomon-Delatour, in: Franz Oppenheimer, Erlebtes, Erstrebtes, Erreichtes, Lebenserinnerungen, S.348: - LIBERTY
HISTORY: History, a distillation of rumor.” - Carlyle, The French Revolution.
HISTORY: history's made a rabid anarchist of him.” - Poul Anderson, The Avatar, p.190. - GOVERNMENT, ANARCHISM
HISTORY: Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” - H. G. Wells, The Outline of History, vol.2, chapter 41, p.594 (1921). - The kind of statist education and other statist activity that he favored did not remove us from man-made catastrophes but brought us closer to them. - JZ, 25.11.02. - The State education he had in mind was and is a catastrophe by itself and caused many other catastrophes. - JZ, 19.10.02. - WAR, CATASTROPHE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM
HISTORY: I doubt there is a thing in the world as wrong or unrealizable as history. History ain't what it is; it's what some writer wanted it to be, and I just happened to think I remember ours is as cock-eyed as the rest.” - Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.264.
HISTORY: I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.” - Patrick Henry, speech, March 1775.
HISTORY: I've come to believe that for every crime and folly of the past some equivalent can be found in our time. - JZ, after reading Martineau's Illustrations of Political Economy, n.d. - FOLLY, PREJUDICES, MYTHS, IGNORANCE
HISTORY: If after all, men cannot always make history have a meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.” - Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion and Death, 1961. - LIVING, MEANING, PURPOSE, SELF-DETERMINATION
HISTORY: If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us!” - S. T. Coleridge - KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE
HISTORY: If we're so stupid as to not learn from history then we're certainly stupid enough to repeat it.” - John Laws, John Law's Book of Uncommon Sense, Pan, 1995, 204. - Unfortunately, a complete history of the freedom experiences and proposals has not yet been written. Most pro-freedom writings remain either unpublished, out of print, un-translated, inaccessible or priced out of reach of all too many. For this those freedom advocates are to be blamed who refused and still refuse to make sufficient use of the alternative and affordable media. – A large association of libertarian scanners could, probably, buy or lease one of the scanners used by Google, which can scan in a whole book in about 8 minutes. They could also keep that machine going almost 24 hours a day, between them, until the job is done or acquire and use severa such machines for this. - JZ, 18.4.00, 6.9.13. - LEARNING FROM HISTORY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, ENCYCLOPEDIA, ABSTRACTS, BIBLIOGRAPHY, REVIEW COLLECTION, PROJECTS LIST, ARGUMENT MAPPING
HISTORY: If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded.” - Karl Marx. - They can easily be persuaded by demagogues like Marx - because they have cut themselves off from genuine historical knowledge. - JZ, 28.6.00. – Only thus could he successfully preach history as a history of class struggle and development towards State Socialism. – JZ, 7.1.09. - Under panarchism many instructive current examples would also occur and tend to be well publicized. – Marxism amounts largely to systematically organized popular errors, myths and prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions. – It would almost always lose soon – in quite free competition with better choices for sovereign consumers and subscribers. - JZ, 13.4.12. - IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, DOGMAS, HYPOTHESES, IDEOLOGIES, WRONG ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS, MARXISM, COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, IGNORANCE, FACTS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS HISTORY
HISTORY: In“The Philosophy of History” Hegel declared that the history of the world was the history of freedom. – Alan Ryan, Liberty, in: The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.188. – Rather, it is the history of the suppression of freedom or of ignorance of it or even of disinterest in liberty, - JZ, 19.11.11. – & FREEDOM, DISINTEREST IN THE OWN AFFAIRS BEYOND THE DAILY PRIVATE CHORES & AMUSEMENTS.
HISTORY: Learn as much by writing as by reading; be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites; keep men and things apart; guard against the prestige of great names, see that your judgments are your own, and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing; be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause or the weakness of the good; never be surprised by the crumbling of a idol or the disclosure of a skeleton; judge talent at its best and character at its worst; suspect power more than vice, and study problems in preference to periods; for instance: the derivation of Luther, the scientific influence of Bacon, the predecessors of Adam Smith, the medieval masters of Rousseau, the consistency of Burke, the identity of the first Whig.” …” - Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History. WISDOM, IDEAS, JUDGEMENT, READING, BOOKS, GREATNESS, POWER, VICE
HISTORY: men have been prompted to look back to the folly of their ancestors, rather than forward to the benefits derivable from the improvements of human knowledge.” – William Godwin, Enquiry into Political Justice, ii, chap i. - Knowledge of follies in history should be distinguished from knowledge of correct actions in history and knowledge of which correct actions would have positively changed the cause of history. From the follies, all too often repeated, in ignorance of their prior results, they could at least have learned what not to do. - JZ, 23.1.02. - TRADITION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS, FUTURISM
HISTORY: More recently, the late John W. Campbell remarked that history doesn't always repeat herself. Sometimes she screams, "Won't you ever listen to what I'm trying to tell you?" and lets fly with a club.” - Poul Anderson, Past Times, p.196.HISTORY: Mostly a story of people who failed to leave each other sufficiently alone. - JZ, 20.11.97. – MUTUAL TOLERANCE, LEAVE ALONE
HISTORY: Not to know the events which happened before one was born, that is to remain always a boy.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero. – “Not to know what has transacted in former times is to continue always a child.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero. - Compare Goethe's remark: “If you can't account for 2,000 years of human history then you cannot count on your head.” - (From my flawed memory. - JZ )
HISTORY: On whatever side we regard the history of Europe, we shall perceive it to be a tissue of crimes, follies, and misfortunes, of politics without design, and wars without consequence; in this long list of human infirmity, a great character, or a shining virtue, may sometimes happen to arise, as we often meet a cottage or a cultivated spot in the most hideous wilderness. But for an Alfred, an Alphonso, a Frederic, or an Alexander III we meet a thousand princes who have disgraced humanity.” - Oliver Goldsmith: The Citizen of the World, p.118. - LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS, POLITICIANS, PHILOSOPHER KINGS, WAR, RULERS, PRIME MINISTER, PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP
HISTORY: One is often astonished to see how many there are who seem to know a vast lot of history, but to understand hardly any of it.” - Albert Jay Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, Harper, 1943, 63. – Without knowing something, e.g. about the history of monetary and financial despotism and the monetary and financial freedom alternatives to them, one cannot sufficiently understand much of history. The same is true for the history of other individual rights and liberties, all too often and extensively unknown and suppressed, even today. E.g., for thousands of years all too many people have also subscribed to collective responsibility and to territorialism, unappreciative of their rightful and rational alternatives. With as much ignorance, immorality, prejudices and disinterest in their own major affairs – what else could one expect of the past – and of the present? – JZ, 30.4.13. - KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING, MONETARY & FINANCIAL HISTORY
HISTORY: One of the most important reasons for studying history is that virtually every stupid idea that is in vogue today has been tried before and proved disastrous before, time and again." - Dr. Thomas Sowell – POVERTY OF CORRECT IDEAS
HISTORY: One thing alone not even God can do, To make undone whatever hath been done.” - Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle, transl. Robert Williams, book 6, chapter 2, p.154 (1879). Aristotle attributed these words to Agathon, an Athenian tragic poet who lived in the latter half of the fifth century B.C. In his column, "Today and Tomorrow," Walter Lippmann attributed the same idea to George Santayana: "He might meditate on Santayana's saying that not even God can change the past." - NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, June 11, 1951, p. 17. Unverified. - PAST, CHANGE, GOD
HISTORY: Our chief interest in the past is as a guide to the future.” - W. R. Inge (Dean of St. Pauls), Assessments and Anticipations, 1929.
HISTORY: Our historians will one day be considered in his satirical writers.” - Chamfort, in: Franzoesische Moralisten, S.226. (Among our satirical writers? – JZ)
HISTORY: practically all of history's problems started because somebody didn't understand a few fundamental truths.” - James P. Hogan, The Two Faces of Tomorrow, p.381. - TRUTHS, IDEAS
HISTORY: Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it. –Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind – EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, STUDENTS, STATISM, IGNORANCE, ENLIGHTENMENT
HISTORY: Study the past, if you would divine the future.” - Confucius, Analects.
HISTORY: That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley.
HISTORY: the ability to look back into Time … History would no longer be a patchwork of surmises and conjectures, … – Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future, Pan Books 1964, p.142.
HISTORY: The best prophet of the future is the past.” - Byron, Letter, 28 January, 1821.
HISTORY: The best way to suppose what may come is to remember what is past.” - Lord Halifax, Works, p.249.
HISTORY: The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill. - Was he really famous for outstanding foresight? - JZ, 18.10.02. - Churchill wrote much history and probably learnt much from it. But did he learn enough about rights and liberties from his studies? His actions as a politician and war leader speak very much against this. – How many died unnecessarily because of his collective responsibility notions and practices and his unconditional surrender demand, which was justified only towards totalitarian regimes but not towards the first masses of victims of the Hitler regime, the majority of the German people, in all their varieties? – He, too, had not learnt enough from history. - JZ, 5.1.08 30.4.13. - As a territorialist and nationalist he did not distinguish between victimizers and victims. The only good German to him, during the war, was a dead German. He did not recognize any government or society in exile for Germans – or xyz of them, all panarchies - for the diverse groups of “good” Germans, which also existed in the German ruled by the Nazis and thus he did not propose a rightful peace treaty with them. Insofar he had learnt nothing from history. – Even the refugees from Nazi Germany were, initially, interned as “enemy aliens”! - JZ, 8.1.09, 6.9.13.
HISTORY: The further backward you look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill.
HISTORY: The future is only the past again, entered through another gate.” - Pinero, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, act iv. – Hopefully, without some to all of the wrongs and mistakes of the past. – JZ, 7.1.09. - FUTURISM
HISTORY: The historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence.” - T. S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent, 1919.
HISTORY: The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice - their choice.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower, address, Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 9, 1956. - A funny expression from a man who represented one of the most wide-spread power systems that deny freedom of choice to dissenting individuals and minority groups. All too often the denial of freedom is advocated as if it were its defence. - At most they mean: You can have my kind of freedom on my terms or that of the major opposition party, but not the freedom that you want for yourself. - I will not tolerate secessions and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers! - JZ, 18.10.02. - FREEDOM & CHOICE, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, RULERS VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
HISTORY: The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.” - Woodrow Wilson, governor of New Jersey, address to the New York Press Club, New York City, September 9, 1912. - The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Arthur S. Link, vol. 25, p. 124 (1978). - Organized peace-lover still do not consistently and systematically oppose presidential, parliamentary or State power over war and peace, armament and disarmament, international negotiations and treaties. And "liberty-lovers" have still made all too many concessions to the territorial State, under delusions of "good governments" or "limited governments" - JZ, 26.11.02. - LIBERTY & RESISTANCE, LIBERTARIANS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM
HISTORY: The history of the great events of this world is scarcely more than the history of crimes.” - Voltaire, Essai sur les Moeurs, 1753. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – To the extent that it is positive, it is the history of good ideas. – JZ, 7.1.09. - LARGE CRIMES
HISTORY: The history of the world is the history of a privileged few.” - Henry Miller, Sunday after the War, 1944. - I would replace "is" by: "was so far". - JZ, n.d. – There is also a history of slavery, serfdom, poverty, ignorance, diseases, coins, architecture, art, etc. – JZ, 30.4.13. - PRIVILEGES
HISTORY: the lessons of history aren't hard to learn. The trouble is that very few people ever want to learn them.” - Poul Anderson, ANALOG, July 96, p. 10. – “The problem seems to be not that the lessons of history are hard to learn, but that very few people want to learn them.” - Poul Anderson, Past Times, 196. Also on 142? - LEARNING, LESSONS
HISTORY: The saddest things of tongue and pen - to know the things that might have been. - JZ, 15.3.88. - However, such knowledge, if true knowledge, can be very valuable in determining our actions in the future. If we systematically tried to learn from the past by exploring how people could and should then have acted otherwise, then we might learn how to cope much better with our own future. To the extent that we cannot agree on common actions in the future, we ought to leave each other alone, so that each can try his own path, at the own expense and risk. Territorial decision-making for others is almost always more difficult, if not impossible, and more likely to fail, for the greatest numbers, than allowing all people to go their way way by their own methods. - JZ, 19.10.02. - MIGHT HAVE BEEN HISTORY, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, DECISION-MAKING, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL
HISTORY: The science of history is the criticism of pure irrationality inaction.” – (“Geschichtswissenschaft: Kritik der reinen Unvernunft.”) - Jeannine Luczak. – Unfortunately not! - JZ, n.d. - Alas, what usually is called history isn't that! - Any systematic criticism of the pure and unpure unreason involved could be very helpful. See e.g., SOME of the works of SOME of the revisionists. - If it were criticism of pure- or part-irrationality then this would be good. All too often it's merely amounting to ignorance and prejudice criticising other kinds of ignorance and prejudice and their results. - JZ, 5.7.92, 7.12.10.
HISTORY: The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors. - Max Lerner - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.
HISTORY: The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false." - Paul Johnson (1928- ) British Roman Catholic journalist, historian, speechwriter and author. – Sent in by C.B. - We should remember that this is largely the history of territorialist organizations, an organizational form whose leaders and victims rarely learn enough from previous mistakes and whose enlightened minorities are not free to opt out and manage their own affairs better, as far as they can or want to. – JZ, 27.12.07. - AS A RECORD OF THE FREQUENTLY REPEATED FOLLIES OF MANKIND OR, RATHER, OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS
HISTORY: The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.” - Jean Bodin. - Does it teach human wisdom in practice or human stupidities, repeated over and over again? - JZ, 25.11.02. - POLITICAL WISDOM
HISTORY: The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.” - Ludwig von Mises. - STATE, MANKIND, EVILS, GOVERNMENT, LAWS
HISTORY: The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.80, The Basher Teg. - After "accounts" I would rather say: "are more than semi-blind to the significant causal influences behind the symptomatic 'great events'." - JZ, 11.6.92. – Some of its greatest influences, e.g. territorialism, money issue monopoly and legal tender laws and xyz coercive but legalized interventions are not secret at all but published in laws and, nevertheless still misunderstood in their effects. – JZ, 7.1.09. - CONSPIRACY THEORY, SECRET MANIPULATORS OR SIMPLY IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES & MISUNDERSTANDINGS?
HISTORY: There can be no "pure history"- history-in-itself, recorded from nobody's point of view, for nobody's sake. - Herbert Muller - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.
HISTORY: There is no history of mankind, there is only an indefinite number of histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world. But this, I hold, is an offence against every decent conception of mankind. It is hardly better than to treat the history of embezzlement or of robbery or of poisoning as the history of mankind. For the history of power politics is nothing but the history of international crime and mass murder (including, it is true, some of the attempts to suppress them). This history is taught in schools, and some of the greatest criminals are extolled as its heroes. - Karl Popper - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - POWER & TERRITORIALISM, POWER POLITICS
HISTORY: They may have read or heard it ninetynine times but in a similar case they will act exactly as if it were not the hundreds but the first experience. Scholars explore the history of peoples but kings, ministers and representatives learn nothing from it. The newspapers write on one page about the regrettable resistances that a finally realized idea had formerly encountered among short-sighted contemporaries and on another pages they fight exactly as short-sightedly and foolishly against a new idea.” - Heinrich Nienkamp, Princes without Crowns. – (“Sie moegen neunundneunzigmal dasselbe gelesen oder gehoert haben, in einem aehnlichen Falle handeln sie genau so, als wenn es nicht die hundertste, sondern die erste Erfahrung waere. Die Gelehrten erforschen die Geschichte der Voelker, aber Koenige, Minister und Volksvertreter lernen nichts daraus. Die Zeitungen schreiben auf der einen Seite von den bedauerlichen Widerstaenden, die eine endlich durchgedrungene Idee frueher bei den kurzsichtigen Zeitgenossen gefunden hat, und bekaempfen auf einer anderern Seite genau so kurzsichtig und toericht eine neue Idee. …” - Heinrich Nienkamp, Fuersten ohne Krone, S.235.) - The same popular prejudices are still with us and predetermine the actions of most people. Territorialism does not give the dissenting minorities their chances to do their things to or for themselves, thus breaking the usual pattern of wide-spread ignorance and prejudice in action. - Not even a comprehensive encyclopaedia has been compiled so far that would offer the best refutations to popular errors, myths and prejudices that are obstacles to progress. - JZ, 18.10.02. – Politicians are too busy to study and learn anything seriousliy. They are all too busy to gain and maintain wrongful power - instead. – JZ, 30.4.13.
HISTORY: This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.” - Agathon, From Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, VI, 2. - PAST, GOD, ALMIGHTY
HISTORY: Those who are not aware of the history of dead ends are doomed to replay them, hopes high, again and again.” - Howard Rheingold, The Virtual Community, p. 288. - DEAD ENDS, MISTAKES
HISTORY: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana (1863-1952), in 1906. – A more complete quote: “When experience is not retained … infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - Another version: “Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them.” - George Santayana. – He described this as the condition of ‘children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.’ But those who refuse to learn form experience, and strive instead to discredit the rationalism that makes such enlightenment possible – whether they be holy warriors, anti-scientific relativists, economic fundamentalists, radical post-modernists, New Age mystics or latter-day Chicken Lickens – are not only condemning themselves to repeat the past. They wish to consign us all to a life in darkness. - Francis Wheen, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, Harper Perennials, 2004, p.311/12. – End of the main text. - History lessons have to be learnt again and again by new generations. The most harmless way to do so is via experimental freedom for volunteers. Then they can add e.g. another year of price controls for themselves, in addition to over 4000 years of previous ones. But those able and willing to learn their lessons from history should not be forced, by territorial laws and institutions, to repeat past wrongs and mistakes again and again, just because the legislators and their voters have still not learnt their lessons. But those still willing to let themselves be fooled and exploited by them - should be free to do so. The quite wrong thing here is only the compulsory imposition of the numerous wrongs and mistakes made during history upon the present generation of dissenters and opponents of these evils. – Let all dissenters do their own things to or for themselves! - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 3.1.09. - LAWS, TERRITORIALISM & SECESSIONISM & PANARCHISM, KNOWLEDGE, TRUTH, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, REASON, RATIONALISM, BARBARISM, CHILDREN, IMMATURITY, LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
HISTORY: To be ignorant of what happened before you were born … is to live the life of a child forever. – Marcus Tullius Cicero - in www.strike-the-root.com - IGNORANCE, CHILDISHNESS
HISTORY: We don't become wise by remembering the past but through the responsibility for our future.” - G. B. Shaw, but only in my rough translation of the German version: “Wir werden nicht durch die Erinnerung an unsere Vergangenheit weise, sondern durch die Verantwortung fuer unsere Zukunft.” - But how can one act responsibly for one's future without enough sound knowledge and judgment about the past? - JZ, 18.10.02. – And without freedom to engage, with other volunteers , in experiments with alternative political,economic and social systems? G. B. S. merely advocated territorial State socialism and ignored its critics. – State Socialism is the opposite to personal responsibility. - JZ, 7.12.10. - FUTURISM, RESPONSIBILITY
HISTORY: We learn from history that we do not learn from history. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.
HISTORY: We must always understand that what we have is only a small piece of history.” – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, P.176.
HISTORY: We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today.” - Henry Ford, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 25 May 1916. - As if we were not largely the product of the traditions of the development of the human race, the human languages, the human institutions, human thoughts and ideas. However, we are not their helpless victims and automatons, either. To that extent Henry Ford was right. New freedom traditions could and should come to start with us. - JZ, 19.10.02. – He himself did largely start one: cheap and effective personal and commercial transport, but this was largely countered by Protectionism and immigration restrictions, both, largely due to the effects of monetary despotism. – This despotism, too, still prevailing even in democratic countries, could only be introduced and maintained through territorialism. - JZ, 7.12.10.
HISTORY: What experience and history teach is this - that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.” - G. W. F. Hegel – But people watch e.g. their neighbors more than they watch neighboring nations. Thus, when their neighbors would belong to another personal law community, their examples might attract or deter, but, anyhow, teach more than the behavior of foreigners in their countries does, even when such behavior is well enough reported in the mass media. Add to this the language barrier. And also the incompleteness and the prejudices and the bias in our historical records about our own past. – Not to speak of the bias in the news of our mass media. Anyhow, under territorialism most people are not free to apply the lessons, which they have learnt from history. Least of all are the somewhat enlightened minorities (among them) free to apply their knowledge among themselves, independent of public opinion, territorial laws and jurisdictions. – JZ, 8.8.08, 7.12.10. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE VS. TERRITORIALISM
HISTORY: What is history but a fable agreed upon?” - Napoleon Bonaparte – Let us rather concentrate on “history as if”, the kind of history that could have happened or that will happen in the future, if certain steps had been taken or will be taken. – There is enough reported of real history to learn many good lessons from it. - JZ, 8.8.08. – PROGRAMS FOR LIBERATION, PEACE, JUSTICE, PROSPERITY, ENLIGHTENMENT, LONGEVITY, SPACE SETTLEMENTS
HISTORY: What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race?” – Thomas Sowell – POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, WAR, TAXATION, INFLATIONS, GOVERNMENT DEBTS, LEADERSHIP, STATISM, WELFARE STATES
HISTORY: What most historians need most of all is at least some sound knowledge of economics. – JZ, 7.1.09.
HISTORY: Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell 1984. - That is why governments want to continue to control education or, rather, the official mis-education of compulsory school education. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – WRONG INTERPRETATION OF PRECEDENTS, BIASED BY VARIOUS IDEOLOGIES, MISUNDERSTANDINGS & FLAWED DEFINITIONS, E.G. THE DIVERSE REPORTS ON THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, ON CHILD LABOR & ON CAPITALISM & FREE MIGRATION. LACK OF OBJECTIVITY
HISTORY: Would you know politics? - read history.” - Mencius. - POLITICS
HISTORY: You have to know the past to understand the present.” - Carl Sagan, Cosmos.
HITLER: EVADED CONSCRIPTION: We also learnt that when called up for military service in that year he had simply done what thousands of other young Austrians would do, one Adolf Hitler among them: that is to say, simply ignored the letter instructing them to report for medical examination and left the country instead. Tens of thousands had done it over the years, and it had been over twenty-five years ago now, but it still made him in theory an army deserter.” – John Biggins, The Two-Headed Eagle, a novel, Seeker & Warburg, London, 1993, p.231. - If true, as I suppose this report on Hitler is, then this fact alone, if publicized in time, might have prevented Hitler from gaining power or staying in power, in the same way as knowledge of his real name, “Schicklgruber” might have incapacitated him for his political career. At one stage he had also to acquire the German nationality first to be acceptable as a candidate for election. – Alas, some truths become widely enough known only all too late. JZ, 28.9.07. – The mass media are certainly not efficient enough to spread them. The Internet is not yet efficient enough in this respect, either. – JZ, 7.9.13.
HITLER: Hitler was only a good specimen of an ever-present danger. The belief that Germans everywhere owed their main loyalty to the German State lead beyond control over German minorities in other States. ...” - J. D. Mabbott, THE STATE AND THE CITIZEN, p.166. - I doubt that the Hitler phenomenon could have happened, spread and persisted for several years under Panarchism and that it would have taken a prolonged and bloody world war to subdue or isolate the first beginnings of such an intolerant and aggressive, ignorant and prejudiced movement. Probably monetary freedom alone, if it had been practised during the Weimar Republic, would have prevented the rise of Hitler, since it would have prevented the Great Inflation and the Great Depression in Germany, as well as the rise of anti-Semitism. Individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities could also have prevented his rise to power. So could have volunteer militias for the protection of individual rights and liberties. - John Zube, 22.3. 99. - TERRITORIAL STATISM
HITLER: HITLERISM & CHURCHILLISM: Hitlerism and Churchillism are in fact the same thing.” He said. “The difference is only one of degree.” – Mohandas Gandhi, quoted in: Nicholson Baker, Human Smoke, the Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization, Simon & Schuster, 2008, p.407.
HITLER: How many features of Hitler's system have not been recommended to us for imitation from the most unexpected quarters, unaware that they are an integral part of that system and incompatible with the free society we hope to preserve.” - F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom. - Preserve or achieve? Monopoly in broadcasting and decision-making on war and peace, inflation, heavy taxation, confiscation of property, withholding tax, conscription, total warfare methods and weapons, territorial decision-making, wrongful treatment of prisoners and deserters, territorial war aims, interventionist economies (anti-economics), nationalism, emigration and immigration barriers, suppression of individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy, enforced "unity", monetary and financial despotism, compulsory State education, military discipline, lack of rightful war aims. - JZ, 5.40.89, 19.10.02, 7.12.10. - NAZISM, NATIONAL SOCIALISTS, RIGHT WING, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISMHITLER: Once he was in territorial power no one was free to secede from him. And before, when he had still only a few followers, he was not free to secede from the territorial democratic State of the Weimar Republic. If he had then been free to secede, then his lack of positive ideas would soon have become revealed. He could have lorded it only over his own volunteers and would have soon disappointed them, too. Then he could not have gathered millions of followers. Alas, with mere promises and assertions, the road to territorial power was open to him, even in a democracy and it was greatly facilitated by two economic crises caused by monetary despotism, each of which cost Germany as much materially as WW I did, and by the unjust and territorialist peace conditions imposed upon Germany after WW I. – JZ 4.11.04. 7.10.07. - HITLER’S RISE TO POWER, SECESSIIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, MONETARY DESPOTISM, NAZIS, CRISES, WRONGFUL PEACE TREATIES
HITLER: This is the story of a man who loved architecture, music and animals. He was courteous and well-mannered, a vegetarian and non-smoker. And he was responsible for the death of 20 million people. - On: Colin Cross, Adolf Hitler. - Given territorialism, monetary despotism leading to the Great Inflation and Great Depression, under the "democracy" that followed, for a few years, also the senseless WW I and its unjust peace, numerous popular errors and prejudices, his appearance was almost inevitable. - JZ, 24.2.1999, 7.12.10.
HOARDING OF MONEY: Hoarding of money tokens for goods or services that are ready for sale does also provide a corresponding but rather generalised loan to the local economy (via the local issuers) since these tokens are not being redeemed during their hoarding period. The issuers had received some values for their shop currencies but had not yet to give their counter values in exchange. As owners of perishable goods or as people hoping for a more regular turnover they might, naturally, not be too happy about this kind of anonymously granted loan by a multitude of their note holders and hoarders. To ensure a more regular turnover, a clause in such private exchange media could give them a limited period of validity only, to speed up their reflux and prevent their excess hoarding for long periods. Cheques are likewise, at least in some countries, already under a time limit for their presentation. But with them it is not expressed on the cheque forms. Tickets have often only a daily value - unless they are weekly, monthly or yearly subscription tickets. People are already accustomed to "use by ..." inscriptions on many of their consumer goods. - It would not be a tax or stamp imposed like on Silvio Gesell's money alternative. Whenever notes are permanently hoarded, e.g. by coin and note collectors, the issuers could simply issue correspondingly more of them. Trade would not depend on these hoarded notes or coins. The distinction between turnover exchange media and value-preserving and interest-bearing capital securities would thereby be made clearer than it is at present. Gold and silver coins did not help to make this distinction, nor did legal tender monies that lasted for decades, all more or less depreciated. - This time limitation was recommended by Prof. E. Milhaud and Ulrich von Beckerath made it part and parcel of his very detailed monetary freedom system. – See www.reinventingmoney.com - JZ, 17.9.91, 28.4.97. – Only the monopoly money of States can, if much of it is hoarded, lead to a deflation and corresponding sales difficulties for goods, services and labour and corresponding losses for capital investments as well. – Anyhow, when there is a competitive supply of exchange media and clearing certificates, also free choice in value standards, then the motive to hoard exchange media rather than invest them productively, will be minimized and the incentive to return them to their issuer, for their redemption on wanted goods and services, will be their normal course. Hoarded exchange media could then also be easily replaced by new issues. – Perhaps the limited validity clause should be modified: Accepted for rapidly perishable goods only for 1 week to 1 month? Or, only for perishable goods, still a week after their normal expiry period of 3 to 12 months. - JZ, 7.1.09, 7.12.10, 7.9.13. – HOARDING SEEN AS AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
HOLINESS: insanity was given unearned status in the name of holy things. – Robert Ludlum, The Gemini Contenders, PANTHER – GRENADA PUBLISHING, 1977-1985, p. 367. – INSANITY, MADNESS, FANATICISM, INTOLERANCE, RELIGION, TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, HOLY PLACES? HOLY BOOK? HOLY PEOPLE? SAINTS?
HOLY BIBLE: half barbarian history, half fairy tales. … there were two different and mutually contradictory stories about Creation in the first two chapters of Genesis. … - … how … could be light and days before the Sun was made …. trouble figuring out exactly who it was that Cain had married …" - Carl Sagan, Contact, a novel, Arrow Books, 1985/86, p.27. – BIBLE, CHRISTIANITY
HOLY BOOKS: Every "holy" book has its atrocities and faithful followers learning the "divine will" only from them. – John Zube - Facebook, 18.11.12. - BIBLE, KORAN, ATROCITIES, MASS MURDERS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, RELIGION, CHURCHES, FAITH, BELIEVERS, INTOLERANCE
HOLY BOOKS: Reading the scriptures is an uplifting experience.” - Author Unknown. - To me it is a depressing one. So many contradictions, so many atrocities and injustices, for so long considered to be the expressions of a loving and just God! - JZ, 13.10.02, 7.12.10. - SCRIPTURES, BIBLE, KORAN ETC., RELIGIONS,
HOLY BOOKS: Which one of the two is the most blood-thirsty book, the “holy” Bible or the “holy” Koran? Collection of such passages from both and comparisons between them might come to reveal a rather close race between the two. Ulrich von Beckerath referred to many such passages in the Bible. I do not know where such passages from the Koran have been combined. I think it is high time that these “holy” books are cleansed of such barbaric relics and turned into genuinely ethical guides, supplemented by modern thinking on individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 24.7.07, 19.10.07. – Only their non-violent and tolerant or merely defensive recommendations against real aggressors, no imagined collectives, wrongfully supposed to be collectively guilty, should remain in them. The others should be expurgated out of them, as the opposite of holy notions and practices. – JZ, 7.9.13. - SCRIPTURES, BIBLE, KORAN
HOLY COWS: Ahimsa: This, the Hindu principle of non-killing of cows and other animals, has led to the killing of hundreds of thousands of Indian Moslems who ignored it. How often a relgious tenet so drifts away from the original spirit that it leads to its opposite.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - RELIGION, HINDUS, AHIMSA, KILLING, ANIMALS
HOLY MEN: A prophet, I said to myself, has the least reputation where he lived. That is the reason why the Catholics will declare no one to have been a saint before the companions of his vices, his girlfriends, his servants and his praying brothers are dead and well buried.” – (“Ein Prophet, sagte ich zu mir selbst, steht nirgends weniger in gutem Ruf als in seinem Heimatsorte. Das ist eben der Grund, warum die Katholiken niemanden heilig sprechen, bevor die Genossen seiner Ausschweifungen, seine Maitressen, seine Diener und seine Betbrueder tot und wohl begraben sind.”) - Friedrich der Grosse, an den Prinzen von Preussen, 15.7.1746. – By now Christ is certainly not the main prophet in the country of his birth. – JZ, 7.12.10. - PROPHETS, SAVIOURS, LEADERS, RELIGION
HOLY PLACES: No place is holier than others. No temple, church, country or home! All places, homes, enterprises and other properties are to be “holy” and untouchable only for aggressors and other interventionists, whether these people like this or not. “My home is my castle!” “It is my property, not yours!” Sovereign individuals and their rights and liberties are involved, not divinities or holy spirits. – JZ, 13.2.07, 25.10.07. - SHRINES, PILGRIMAGES, PROPERTY RIGHTS
HOLY WAR: A war, for God's sake.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer's Lexicon. – WAR, GOD, ATROCITIES FOR GOD’S SAKE!
HOLY WRIT: Sacred Bullshit.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer's Lexicon. - BIBLE, KORAN
HOME OWNERSHIP: No one really owns anything. We merely rent from the Council so long as we pay their taxes.” - Ken Schoolland, The Adventure of Jonathan Gullible, Leap Publishing, Cape Town, with Commentaries by Ken Schoolland and Janette Eldridge, 1981 ff, 2004 edition. – RATES, LOCAL TAX LEVIEW - www.jonathangullible.com - firstname.lastname@example.org p. 32.
HOME RULE: Home Rule in national and territorial terms is not home rule, i.e., self-rule among volunteers only, but rule over the homes of thousands to millions of dissenting others. - JZ, 21.8.92. As such it ought to be condemned in favour of genuine home rule by individuals freely living in accordance with their own ideals and respecting the same freedom to act in others. - JZ, 18.10.02. - PANARCHISM
HOME RULE: Home rule or self-government in a statist, nationalist and territorial sense are misnomers but in a non-territorial and individual and personal law sense they are correct terms. - JZ, 26.5.86. - SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDEPENDENCE, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM
HOME RULE: Home rule should mean: My home is my castle, not collective and territorial rule over the homes of others and their lives. - JZ, 20.1.93, 18.10.02.
HOME: For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium.” - Sir Edward Coke, Third Institute. - MAN, PRIVACY, PRIVATE PROPERTY
HOME: One is not home where one has one’s residence but there, where one is understood.” - Christian Morgenstern, Stufen, 1918, p.163, written 1891. – Homesickness is likely to apply more to panarchies and polyarchies than to territorial countries. And since these voluntary communities can be world-wide, home-sickness might not occur at all. – JZ, 9.10.07. – Another version: “Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.” – Christian Morgenstern, quoted in: Michael Z. Williamson, Freehold, p.628. - FAMILY & FRIENDS, HOME AMONG LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
HOME: The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail - its roof may shake - the wind may blow through it - the storm may enter - the rain may enter - but the King of England cannot enter - all his force dares not cross the threshold of the rained tenement!” - William Pitt, the elder Earl of Chatham, speech in the House of Lords. - Henry Peter Brougham, Historical Sketches of Statesmen Who Flourished in the Time of George III, vol. 1, p. 52 (1839). A slightly different version: The poorest man may, in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow though it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.” - Lord Brougham notes, "There are other celebrated passages of his speeches in all men's mouths ... Perhaps the finest of them all is his allusion to the maxim of English law, that every man's home is his castle," given above. - According to Francis Thackeray, A History of the Right Honorable William Pitt, vol. 2, p. 29 (1827), the speech was delivered in 1763 in opposition to an excise tax on perry and cider. - (Perry is wine from pears. - First time I noticed this term and looked up its meaning. - JZ) – Other properties, earnings, individual rights and liberties and the personal law choices and associations, societies and communities of volunteers should also become untouchable for all present territorial rulers. – JZ, 7.12.10. - Alas, by now xyz government inspectors are given the legalized authority to enter it, even against the will of the "owner". They may even confiscate the whole house and garden under "eminent domain" or forfeiture laws, or order its destruction. That is some of modern “democratic” "progress", supposedly so superior over constitutional monarchies. - JZ, 24. 11. 06, 7.12.10, 7.9.13. - PRIVACY, THE HOME IS A MAN'S CASTLE, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, ENDING TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACIES, THEIR AUTHORITARIANISM, COMPARED WITH SOME TRADITIONAL MONARCHISM
HOMELAND: The homeland of every human being is Earth. The home country of everybody should be that which he or she have individually chosen. - JZ, 13.10.93. - Voluntary segregation is a matter of private property contracts and personal laws, not for territorial laws. - WHITE HOMELAND IN SOUTH AFRICA? FRONTIERS, BORDERS, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, FREE MIGRATION, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, COUNTRY
HOMELESS PEOPLE: 45 homeless people die every minute.” - Mitch Snyder. - For that to be true, some 23 million homeless people would die in America each year. - Rush Limbaugh. – Possibly, even more home-owners in the world do die every year. Should one conclude from this that owning a home is dangerous to one’s life? – JZ, 30.4.13. – As many as ca. 460 million people do not even die, from all causes, world-wide, every years. Why are so many people inclined to make wild and unproven assertions? – JZ, 7.9.13. - LIES & STATISTICS, WILD EXAGGERATIONS
HOMELESS PEOPLE: In the U.S., vacant houses outnumber homeless people. - Jan Skoczowski shared Anarchist Memes's photo. – Facebook, 25.3.13. – But the homeless people have still to get jobs in which they can earn more than enough to also rent these vacant houses. These jobs could at least partly be paid for if the landlords were free to issue sound and competitive rent money, which would they would accept in payment of rent, with the rent money and the rent being expressed in a sound value standard. Obviously, the governmental monopoly money does not exert enough monetary demand for the work capacities of the homeless, in spite of it being severely inflated and, perhaps, also because of its almost continuous multiplication and thus depreciation. (Who is foolish enough to invest when his capital and interest can be paid in inflated money? – JZ, 7.9.13.) The reflux of such a rent payment currency and its optional nature (not being a monopoly money and not having legal tender power) would keep it at par with its nominal value. – There are also enough other consumer goods and services ready for sale to keep all the homeless and the other unemployed fully employed, e.g. through the issue of shop currencies, by shopping centers, but they, too, cannot be legally used as a monetary basis for sound private currencies. Nor is there enough free clearing to mediate all these possible and desired exchanges. With the governmental money, apart from its wrongful and coercive power in general circulation, one can only pay one's tax tribute. Do not expect sound monetary or clearing advice, either, from the IWW. – JZ, 25.3.13. - Jan Skoczowski : John, but the problem is that if homeless people just start squatting those vacant houses, homelessness would vanish from U.S.A. for a while. All the things you wrote about would be unnecessary, if people just do that. I don't recommend it, I don't say it's right or wrong thing to do. I'm just pointing absurd. - John Zube Shoplifting, pocket-stealing and squatting on other people's property does not add anything to the total production but just wrongfully distributes what already has been produced by others. It is no more a solution to the unemployment and poverty problem than charity is. All should become integrated in the production process, earning something themselves and then spending whatever they themselves earned, as they like, Why should you, obviously a strong and capable worker, mooch on the earnings and properties of others? Admittedly, many of the homeless would not be able to earn as much as you could, under full freedom - but they could earn enough to support themselves, as a rule. (Revised) - Jan Skoczowski : John, I don't think, that every act of thievery wrongly distributes economic good. It still can be morally wrong in some way. I think that this ends our discussion. - John Zube : Could all people come to live from mutual thieving, in a common plunder bund? - Jan Skoczowski You can say this about every activity. There is no trade that every can do and earn a living from it. John, I don't think I'm fluent in English enough to continue. - John Zube A free exchange is no robbery, theft, plunder or fraud. Almost everyone of good will is able to offer something in exchange for what he wants or needs, that is acceptable to the other side. - HOUSING, FULL EMPLOYMENT
HOMOSEXUAL SOLDIERS & LEADERS: Keep these ferocious gays out of the armed services! They are too bloodthirsty and warlike. We need gentle, compassionate soldiers, in the peaceful new world we hope to build.” - Arthur C. Clarke, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Harper/Collins, 2000, p.511, after listing gay warlords on 2 pages. – However, have heterosexual soldiers and generals really behaved much better in the average? – So far I have seen no survey on this. – JZ, 25.9.07. – I read some suggestions that homosexual, bisexual or latent homosexuals among the military leaders do find too much obedience among their soldiers. Homosexuals in top power positions may be a much greater threat, leading to more atrocities, than some homosexuals among the lower ranks. – JZ, 7.12.10.
HOMOSEXUALITY: Bob Hope… when he visited Britain … commented that he was not worried about homosexuality being legalised so long as it was not made compulsory.” - NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, Sep. 82.
HONEST MONEY: an honest money system; i.e. one where the currency is backed by something of true value (usually gold or silver)." - David F. Nolan, LIBERTARIAN PARTY NEWS, March 95. - If it were backed ONLY by gold or silver but not by consumer goods and services - then how acceptable would it be to most people? As an extreme case: Imagine a city that is blockaded or a lifeboat situation. - J.Z., 16.3.97, 7.9.13. – GOLD REDEMPTION? GOLD CONVERTIBILITY? GOLD COVER? GOLD CERTIFICATES OR GOLD COINS ONLY? SHOP FOUNDATION, GOLD VALUE ACCOUNTING OR CLEARING.
HONEST MONEY: Ron Paul: "We Need Honest Money, A Gold Standard And Not Paper Money" - www.realclearpolitics.com - Are e.g. shares, bonds, mortgage letters or transport tickets dishonest when they are printed on paper rather than thin gold or silver films? Are all our books and magazines etc. dishonest when they are merely printed on paper? - Even paper money CAN be honest money, but not when it is issued by a government as an exclusive currency with legal tender power, i.e. compulsory acceptance and a forced value. – JZ, 13.8.11, on Facebook. – The truth lies in sufficient distinctions, not in all to wide and indiscriminate generalizations. – JZ, 10.10.12. - GOLD STANDARDS, PAPER MONEY, TRUTHS, GENERALIZATIONS, EXAGGERATIONS
HONEST MONEY: There ought to be full freedom to provide honest money, i.e. money that is soundly covered by wanted goods and services, in daily demand, soundly valued by a freely chosen value standard, optional, that is without monopoly or exclusive currency status, without legal tender, i.e. that may be freely refused or market-rated or accepted at par and which only the issuers themselves - and by contract their debtors - would have to accept at any time from anyone at par in all payments due to them. Publicity, note exchanges, clearing, local circulation areas, limited time periods for their validity, voluntary acceptance, the possibility of a discount and a sound distrust towards all suspicious and unknown and not easily evaluated or certified means of exchange and value standards, would contribute to keep these issues limited and un-inflated. At the same time, freedom of issue and clearing would keep exchange media well enough supplied to serve to bring about all desired and possible exchanges of goods, services and labour. – In other words, currency famines, shortages or deflations would be avoided. The dishonest, monopolised, paper money of the government, with a mere paper value "standard" and nevertheless the power of compulsory acceptance and a forced value for every creditor, ought to be done completely away with, for all remaining territorial States and their central banks. Likewise the legal or juridical "right" of creditors to demand e.g. gold coins or legal tender in the settlement of debts, rather than any honest and full settlement by acceptable forms of clearing. Only within the panarchistic or merely exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, who are all true believers in monetary, financial and other despotism, should such abuses be allowed to be continued, at the risk and expense of their adherents only. They still have to learn their lessons from these despotic and dishonest practices. - JZ, 3.7.93, 25.4.97. - HONEST MONEY BY PRIVATE & COMPETING ISSUERS VS. DISHONEST MONEY BY GOVERNMENTS
HONESTY: A basically dishonest man can survive longer in the church or the classroom than he can in the grain exchange or the furniture business.” - Ben Rogge. - IN BUSINESS, STOCK EXCHANGES, “HONEST AS A BROKER”
HONESTY: Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” - Sigmund Freud. – Being entirely honest with some other people can be very harmful and even dangerous to yourself. – People get along better, in many to most cases, with more politeness and less frankness between them. - JZ, 7.1.09. - FRANKNESS, OPENNESS, SELF-KNOWLEDGE
HONESTY: Even in NYC over all 80% of all lost wallets are returned.” - Bob Wilson.
HONESTY: Hard workers are usually honest. Industry lifts them above temptation. - C. N. Bovee - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – It also makes them appreciate the hard work involved in the property of others. – However, there are also other influences, which tend to make many people dishonest today and disrespectful towards their own rights and liberties and those of others. - JZ, 26.3.12. – For instance: alcoholism, the employer-employee mentality and the influence of dishonest and even criminal territorial statism upon every life, from early childhood onwards, with the greatest liars and criminals becoming territorially in charge, under all kinds of false pretences. – JZ, 13.4.12. - & HARD WORK
HONESTY: Honesty is often only bearable if in connection with other virtues.” – (Ehrlichkeit ist oft nur in Verbindung mit anderen Tugenden ertraeglich.) - Werner Mitsch. - POLITENESS, FRANKNESS, RUDENESS
HONESTY: Honesty is the best policy with those who are honest and the worst and stupidest policy with those who are dishonest.” - Thomas Szasz, Heresies, 33.
HONESTY: Honesty is the best policy, although sometimes keeping your mouth shut is even better.” - United Features Syndicate. - DISHONESTY, LIES, SECRECY
HONESTY: Honesty is the best policy, but it helps to have brains, too.” - Spider Robinson, When No Man Pursueth, motto, in ANALOG Nov. 74. - Honesty is the best policy.” - English proverb, traced by Apperson to 1599.
HONESTY: I don't ask you to be honest with me. … Be honest with yourself.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.126.
HONESTY: It's amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites.” - Thomas Sowell. – Nevertheless, the truths have not yet driven out all the lies but have rather been effectively denied, hushed up or penalized while lies, errors, prejudices and myths have been officially and popularly upheld. – JZ, 7.1.09. – The errors, lies, prejudices, myths, false assumptions and conclusions have not yet been encyclopaedically collected and confronted with good and the best replies. This collection is a step in this direction. – JZ, 7.9.13. - HONESTY, FRANKNESS, PUBLICITY VS. HYPOCRISY
HONESTY: Let us raise up a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.” - George Washington. - Can many, if any, territorial politicians honestly make such a proposal? - JZ, 17.11.02. – G. W. certainly was not always honest. His territorial State was not honest and decent towards all minorities. – If he had introduced panarchism then this would have made him a much more honest politician. Also a much more successful general. The royalists could have retained their king for themselves and their property. And the effects of inflation would have been confined to those foolish enough to engage in it. – JZ, 7.1.09. – GEORGE WASHINGTON
HONESTY: Party honesty is party expediency.” - (Stephen) Grover Cleveland (1837-1908). Quoted in NEW YORK COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, September 19, 1889. - DISHONESTY & PARTIES
HONESTY: Take note, take note, O world, To be direct and honest is not safe.” - Shakespeare: Othello, III, 1604.
HONESTY: To thine own self be true. And it must follow as the night the day, thou canst then be false to any man.” - Shakespeare, Hamlet, - Thomas M. Disch, The Prisoner, 46. – What if you are a habitual liar towards other people or a kleptomaniac or a habitual criminal? – These exceptions still show self-esteem but of the wrong kind. - JZ, 7.1.09, 7.9.13. – INDIVIDUALISM
HONESTY: We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.” - Theodore Roosevelt – Territorialism puts and keeps more dishonest men than honest ones in office. – We can no longer afford to stick with territorialism. At least not since it is armed with ABC mass murder devices. - JZ, 3.1.09. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, LIES ON DETERRENCE & DEFENCE, PUBLICITY, WAR AIMS, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION
HONESTY: When man appears before the Throne of Judgement, the first question he is asked is not: 'have you believed in God?' or 'Have you dealt honourably and faithfully in all your dealings with your fellowman?' “ - Sabbath, 312.
HONESTY: Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?” - Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C. & DIGNITY
HONESTY: Why honesty on correcting under-charging in a bill received or when too much change is given? Why does one act like that? I have to live with myself and I like myself more as an honest person. - JZ, 25.2.87. - However, if the tax department were ever to under-charge me then I would not feel compelled to tell it the truth on the matter. Nor would I tell it to a robber, from whom I was able to hide some asset. Only family, friends, contractors etc. deserve honesty, not criminal enemies. - JZ, 18.10.02.
HONESTY: You know things are getting bad when simple honesty is a threat to your survival.” - Diogenes of Panarchia, THE CONNECTION 116, p.5.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong absorbed more than a million refugees from China in the 1950’s, and maintained one of the world’s freest economies, As a result, these refugees were given the chance to use their resourcefulness, and this former British colony surpassed Mother England in terms of per capita GDP. South Korea went from dictatorship to democracy, transforming a war-torn country into a world trading power. Like South Korea, Taiwan transformed herself from a poor nation living under one-party rule into a world trading power, and the world’s first Chinese democracy. - Rupert Murdoch, in a speech, undated, beginnings, taken from a transcript, p.2. – How many “Hong Kongs” could and should be established in the world, each ready to accept and employ millions of refugees, deserters and defectors, with all of them also of great benefit to their host countries? – JZ, 8.4.12. – POSITIVE SIGNS OF THE TIMES, Q.
HONG KONG: If it was right to hand over a relatively free and large city, all its people, to the largest remaining dictatorship in the world, then why not hand over all the other small to large nations in the neighbourhood likewise, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Australia? - JZ, 23.6.97. – Q.
HONG KONG: In The Wall Street Journal, Hugo Restall writes that the city wasn't a democracy, but its rulers were uncorrupt and accountable—whereas now its government is none of the above. - Hugo Restall: Hong Kong Was Better Under the British - online.wsj.com - Facebook entry, 24.2.12.
HONG KONG: Marginal Revolution: Free Money - www.marginalrevolution.com - Did these private banknotes use the official Hong Kong Dollar or any other governmental currency standard or had they even advanced to using their own and sounder value standard? Does anyone have access to the legislation they are operating under? Are e.g. shopping centers, bus companies, electricity and water works also free to issue their own shop currencies or notes or ticket money? Under that degree of monetary freedom I would not expect any involuntary unemployment to exist in H.K., for there would be so much sound monetary demand for labor. - John Zube, email@example.com", 11.1.11, on Facebook. – However, if all its private note issuers merely adopted or had to accept the governmentally depreciated HK $ value standard, then their notes would participate in this depreciation. They should become free to adopt agreed-upon sound value standards, too. – If they were to monetize medium and long-term capital certificates, especially governmental ones, instead of only short-term and self-liquidating and self-clearing turnover-credit debts, then their notes would also depreciate. – But prices, wages, salaries and rents could remain the same, if there is no legal tender for any notes and they can thus be freely expressed in sound value standards. - JZ, 12.10.12. - & DEGRESS OF FREE BANKING
HONG KONG: The Hong Kong population should have been free to decide its fate, individually or by its voluntary groupings, i.e., whether to stay with Great Britain, join Mainland China under communist rule, or to become independent. Short of that self-management solution, any decent country should have opened its borders to refugees from Hong Kong and and a wise country would have allowed those refugees, who preferred it, to set up another Free Trade and Free Enterprise Hong Kong in its borders, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy, not just for a period of 99 years. To collectively decide the fate of millions of people and deliver them to a dictatorship was a major crime. - JZ, 26.11.93, 18.10.02. – However, in the long run, the degree of liberty which was continued in Hong Kong, after the Communist were allowed to take it over, might affect the rest of Red China sufficiently, to lead to the overthrow of the regime. – JZ, 5.9.13.
HONG KONG: Two, Three, Many Hong Kongs.” – Norman Macrae, Governments in Decline, in: - David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.384.HONOR: A system of monetary despotism, that establishes a legalised issue monopoly for the central bank and legal tender for its notes, i.e., compulsory acceptance and a fiat or command value for the notes, regardless of their market value or depreciation in internal and external markets, can hardly be called an honourable one. - JZ, 11.5.97.
HONOR: Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.” - Aristotle, Honor. - DIGNITY
HONOR: Everything that thou reprovest in another, thou must most carefully avoid in thyself.” - Cicero. - SELF-IMPROVEMENT, SELF-RESPECT
HONOR: It is better to deserve honors but not to be honored than to be honored and not to deserve this.” – Mark Twain in my retranslation of: “Es ist besser, Ehrungen zu verdienen und nicht geehrt zu sein, als geehrt zusein und es nicht zu verdienen.” – JZ , RESPECT, MERIT, SUCCESS, FAILURE
HONOR: Only those war dead are to be honoured who fought for a really worthy cause. How many did? Do fools, who let themselves be killed for nothing or for unjust aims, deserve to be honoured? Rather than honouring them, we ought to ponder how to avoid similar man-made disasters. - JZ, 25.4.96, 17.10.02. - WAR, VICTORY, SOLDIERS. WAR-DEAD, ANZAC DAY
HONOR: The honor of man consists in his self-esteem, that of a woman in the opinions of others.” – (“Die Ehre des Mannes besteht in der Schaetzung seiner selbst, die des Weibes in dem Urteile anderer.”) - Kant. – Would he still make the same statement today? Are today’s men less vain and more eager to impress others than are women? – JZ, 7.1.09. - MEN & WOMEN, SELF-ESTEEM VS. THE OPINION OF OTHERS, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-RELIANCE
HOOLIGANISM: He says in effect: Organised hooliganism can solve nothing.” - Isaiah Berlin, Russian Thinkers, p.206, on Alexander Herzen. - MOBS, TOTALITARIANISM, OPPRESSION, DICTATORSHIPS, AUTHORITARIANISM
HOOLIGANISM: Hooliganism: The spectator sport of "sociologists". If your country is without this diverting pastime, here is a simple recipe for its production. Deny male youths the time-consuming responsibility and satsifaction of paid employment until they are sixteen, then pay them not to work, all the while ensuring that State police detection is feeble and State legal prenalties against violent destruction are derisory.” - J. C. Lester. - VANDALISM, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, UNEMPLOYMENT, CRIME
HOPE: Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. – Martin Luther. – He that lives on hope will die fasting. – Benjamin Franklin. Both quoted by William Shatner, Man O’ War, Ace Books, New York, 1997, p. 302. – Hope is the universal liar. - William Shatner, ibid, p. 304. - WISHFUL THINKING, UNFOUNDED EXPECTATIONS, TRUSTING UPON LUCK, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM. EXPECTING SOMETHING WRONG & IRRATIONAL TO WORK RIGHTFULLY & RATIONALLY AS WELL AS BENEFICIALLY.
HOPE: One should not merely hope for self-realization but realize one's hopes oneself.” – (“Man sollte nicht auf Selbstverwirklichung hoffen, sondern Hoffnung selbst verwirklichen.”) - Gerhard Uhlenbruck. – “If you really want something done then, mostly, you have to do it yourself.” - Proverbial wisdom. - SELF-REALIZATION
HOPELESS SITUATIONS: There are no hopeless situations; There are only men who have grown hopeless about them.” — Clare Boothe Luce – A comprehensive ideas archive would probably reveal solutions to most situations now widely considered to be hopeless or insolvable problems. – JZ, 18.10.07. & IDEAS ARCHIVE
HOUSEHOLDS: If one lives in a household then one has to abide by some house rules and has do do some household chores, one's share of the household jobs.” – (Wenn man in einem Haushalt lebt dann muss man auch etwas Haus halten.) - JZ, 10.10.90. - ORDER CLEANLINESS, HOSTS, GUESTS
HOUSING: As I was leaving for the Housing Now! demonstration my wife said, "Will there be lots of people from South Carolina at the housing march? Where Hurricane Hugo just destroyed everybody's house?" - I had to explain that there wouldn't be any people from South Carolina in the march demanding houses from the government because the people from South Carolina were too busy building houses for themselves.” - P. J. O'Rourke, in Parliament of Whores. - To optimise the supply of housing requires many significant freedom steps, which are generally ignored or even ridiculed. (*) At the same time, "marching" for housing gets top publicity. I have never seen a protest march against Legal Tender and the Central Bank's note issue monopoly but I may live long enough to see marches for admission to heaven and paradise! - JZ, 28.6.00. – (*) E.g. value preserving clauses in housing loans and tax exemptions for them. – JZ, 7.9.13. - MARCHING, DEMONSTRATIONS, STATISM INSTEAD OF SELF-HELP
HOUSING: BofA Donates, Demolishes Houses to Cut Glut - www.bloomberg.com - Not a new "policy". My cheap kit-home sits on a spot on which a sand-stone house was bulldozed in the 1930's, because it was deserted and attracted squatters. Expect any wrong and any nonsense from any territorial governments - as normal for them! – JZ, 28.7.11, on Facebook. – Think also of the numerous cases in which consumer goods were wilfully destroyed – because of the sales difficulties, which governments introduced for them with protectionism, price controls and most of all by their monetary and financial despotism. – JZ, 11.10.12. - POLICY
HOUSING: Freedom for people to live in pre-fabricated kit homes or sheds or even tents or in the open air, on their own or hired grounds - provided they do also provide or hire sewage, water, garbage and power services. - JZ, 7.6.89.
HOUSING: Government is better at housing rich politicians and bureaucrats than in housing the poor. - JZ, 22.6.91. - GOVERNMENT POLICIES
HOUSING: Government is only good in housing its politicians and bureaucrats. These building costs us much more than the palaces of kings and emperors formerly did. - JZ, 22.6.91.
HOUSING: Governments make housing expensive or hard to obtain. - JZ, 22.6.91. - Except for their favourites. I was once one of them, getting a government house rented for thirteen shillings and sixpence a week, in the countryside, near my work place, while in Sydney I had to pay six pounds a week for a single room. - To get finally permission to build my prefabricated house, under imposed conditions, I had to battle government bureaucrats for 6 months. - JZ, 19.10.02.
HOUSING: Governments reduce the housing stock, let it run down or make it more expensive and slower growing than it otherwise would. - JZ, 22.6.91. - Patrick Brooks, an Australian libertarian architect, once shown a chart indicating 50 building restrictions, asserted that he had once supplemented that chart out of his own experience and arrived at ca. 150 building restrictions. - JZ, 19.10.02.
HOUSING: Housing is an over-legislated, over-regulated, over-taxed industry, burdened by privileges and monopolies, suffering under all kinds of restraints of free enterprise and free trade, including especially monetary and financial despotism. Under complete laissez faire, laissez passer in this field and for all technical developments, housing could be as easy and cheap to achieve as are cars, with major components automatically prefabricated and mass produced and assembly becoming cheap, easy and fast, in thousands of possible combinations, freely preselected, like many different computer systems can now be freely chosen by individual consumers . - JZ, 7.6.89, 18.10.02. - HOUSING INDUSTRY
HOUSING: Housing is neither an economic nor a political problem. Housing shortage is a problem created by political intervention with economics. - JZ, 29.6.89.
HOUSING: I can remember the time when, if we wanted a house or housing, we relied on private enterprise. First, we relied on the person who wanted a house. Second, we relied on the persons who wanted to compete in the building. And third, we relied on those who thought they saw some advantage to themselves in loaning the money for the tools, material, and labor. Under that system of free enterprise, Americans built more square feet of housing per person than any other country on the face of the earth. – Leonard E. Read, The Essence of Americanism, 1961. - Read more: http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/the-essence-of-americanism#ixzz2Y9mU12lC
HOUSING: it is evident that if the politicians had left housing alone there would now be no housing problem.” - Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p.201. - POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENT, BUILDING
HOUSING: Some of the figures are astonishing. In 1981, more people built their own houses with their own hands than hired contractors to build them. Owner-builders started 148,000 units, compared to 122,000 units owners hired contractors to build. Nearly 85% of the nation’s householders do some or all of their own maintenance and remodeling.” - Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p. 152/53. - OWNER-BUILDERS, HOUSING SELF-HELP
HOUSING: The Federal Bulldozer”, by Martin Anderson, who was then at Columbia. Published in 1964, Anderson’s study demonstrated that the federal housing program had destroyed more homes than they had built.” - Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p. 85. - HOUSING PROGRAM
HOUSING: The federal government has given the Northern Territory four months to lift its game on Aboriginal housing after confirming $45 million was spent on a housing program without a single house being built.” – THE AUSTRALIAN, 1.9.09, p.1, www.theautralian.com.au - BY THE GOVERNMENT
HOUSING: We could soon have flexible and very economical because mass produced housing options - if only international trade barriers, building zones and restrictions, as well as taxation upon housing and building trades and materials were removed and stable value clauses could be used for building loans, and under generally improved economic conditions resulting mainly from full monetary and financial freedom. - JZ, 29.5.92, 19.10.02, 7.9.13.
HOW ARE YOU? Still stuck under territorialism, even under its "nuclear umbrella". - JZ, 13.2.11.
HUBRIS: Hubris" is the word the Greeks gave to the urge to rule the lives of others. It is hubris which has motivated the Stalins and the intellectual planners of the West to play with people's lives and fortunes as though they were pawns on a chess board. This arrogance deludes those with political power into believing that they can mold a city more effectively than can the economic forces of the market place.” - Harry Lee Smith, THE FREEMAN, 9/76. - POWER, POWER ADDICTION
HUMAN BEINGS: He's just a human being.” – “There's no such thing as 'just a human being’.“ - Lee Correy, Manna, ANALOG, June 83, 124. – In other words: The “average man” does not exist. We are all different or unequal in many ways. – JZ, 7.1.09. - INDIVIDUALISM, MAN, UNIQUENESS
HUMAN BEINGS: Human beings do not yet exist. - JZ, 13 August 98, upon reading Rousseau, Phantasien eines einsamen Wanderers, S.79. - In the sense of another saying:" It will be a long, long time before we can rightly say: it was a very long time ago that we have been barbarians." - I do admit that there are exceptions. Both of the above statements are exaggerations. They apply to most, not to all. I do class only those as sufficiently human, who know and appreciate most of their individual rights and who do not e.g. subscribe to the “principle” and practice of collective responsibility in all too many cases. Most people cannot even be bothered to find out what these rights are. - JZ, 24 2.99. – BARBARISM, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
HUMAN BEINGS: I am a human being. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate.” - Hippy button slogan. - MAN, HUMAN RIGHTS, RIGHTS, DOMINATION, RULE, AUTHORITARIANISM, TOLERANCE
HUMAN BEINGS: Let's not be too quick to blame the human race for everything. A great many species of animals became extinct before man ever appeared on Earth.” - Will Cuppy, 1941. - MAN, MANKIND, CONSERVATION, SPECIES EXTINCTION,
HUMAN BEINGS: Mankind is at its best when it is most free. This will be clear if we grasp the principle of liberty. We must recall that the basic principle is freedom of choice, which saying many have on their lips but few in their mind.” - Dante (or Durante) Alighieri (1265-1321), Monarchy (1309), Book I. - All such sayings ought to be expanded to the utmost, to their rightful and rational consequences and natural limits. - JZ, 26.11.02. - MAN, MANKIND, CHARACTER, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, INSTITUTIONS, CHOICE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, CONTRACTS, CONSENT, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM
HUMAN BEINGS: The Walking Wounded. Under the present brutal and primitive conditions on this planet, every person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. We have never seen a man or woman not slightly deranged by either anxiety or grief. We have never seen a totally sane human being.” - Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now. – SANITY, ENLIGHTENMENT, MORALITY, ETHICS
HUMAN BEINGS: The well-developed, well-patterned human being is, in a strictly scientific sense, the highest phenomenon of which we have any knowledge; and the variety of individual personalities is the world’s highest richness.” – J. Huxley, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.178. – Julian L. Simon wrote several excellent books on the subject. One of them entitled: “The Ultimate Resource.” - POPULATION, PEOPLE, MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT
HUMAN BEINGS: We are human beings.” - Arafat. - He is one of the leaders of territorial terrorists. Thus one should reply: Then act like them! Human beings are only those who treat others, who disagree with them, as human beings, i.e., by respecting their individual rights and liberties. Alas, by that standard the world is still very severely under-populated. - JZ, n.d. & 18.10.02.
HUMAN BEINGS: Your primary duty is to yourself as a rational being, to grow and develop as a full human being, exhausting your potential in living your own life, alone or with like-minded people only. And this implies that you leave everyone else alone to do the same, alone or with his associates. – JZ, n.d. - MAN, OBLIGATIONS, DUTY, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, RATIONAL BEINGSHUMAN NATURE: For every claim that men are warlike there is counter evidence of the masses of citizens who are so far removed from this sentiment that they must be drafted before they will fight at all. (*) - D. A. Wells - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – It is largely only territorialism that makes all too many people warlike. – JZ, 24.3.12. – (*) Usually, they need prolonged military training to turn them into effective soldiers. Otherwise, they duck or run and fire unaimed, often merely into the air. That may be one of the reasons why usually something like 100,000 shots are fired per opponent killed or incapacitated. – JZ, 7.9.13. - WARLIKE? CONSCRIPTION, MILITARY SERVITUDE, MAN, HUMAN NATURE, AGGRESSIVENESS, MILITARY SPIRIT, VIOLENCE
HUMAN NATURE: Human nature is not of itself vicious.” - Thomas Paine. - But vicious institutions, like territorial States, with their coercion, monopolies and powers can make many people vicious, the victimizers as well as many of their victims. - JZ, 1.5.00. – By means of conscription, military training and discipline, the territorial State can turn peaceful citizens into relatively effective and obedient soldiers for itself and its quite wrongful war aims. – It conditions them to act against their human nature. - JZ, 7.1.09, 7.9.13. - MAN, NATURAL MAN, HUMANITY, MANKIND, VICIOUSNESS, TERRITORIALISM, STATE, WAR, CONSCRIPTION, MILITARY SERVITUDE, WRONGFUL WAR AIMS
HUMAN NATURE: Human nature is the same all over the world.” - Philip Dormer Stanhope, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Letters to his Son, October 2, 1747. - But ideas, customs, traditions, laws and institutions distort their ideas and actions and seemingly change their very nature for all too long - JZ, 25.11.02.
HUMAN NATURE: Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions are the “latent spark” … If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference? – John Adams in www.strike-the-root.com - MORAL SENSE & LIBERTY, MAN
HUMAN NATURE: If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?" - Frederic Bastiat - Liberty Guide - Adewale R. Bankole shared Liberty Guide's status update. – Facebook, 6.3.12. - GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, LEGISLATORS, POLITICIANS, MAN, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, DECION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, STATISM
HUMAN NATURE: If the State acts in ways abhorrent to human nature, it is the lesser evil to destroy it.” - Baruch Spinoza. - With its coercive, hierarchical, centralistic and monopolistic nature, in one word, with its territorialism, it always acts contrary to human nature. In other words, its rulers still act as if a whole country and all its population were their private property to use and abuse as they please, i.e., to act as if all the other people in a country did not really count. - And this territorial and monarchical absolutism is still largely continued by the territorialism of our democracies, republics and "people's democracies". - JZ, 25.11.02. – STATE, TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, STATISM, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATION
HUMAN NATURE: In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.” - Dr. Jamrach Holobom – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. - MAN, CHARACTERS
HUMAN NATURE: Inhumanity is so far still all too human. - JZ, 28.3.87. - However not just human nature but false education and social conditioning are involved and flawed institutions, like territorial States, and the central banking of monetary despotism, conscription, military discipline, laws against treason and espionage and sabotage (even towards the war machines of tyrants, despots or authoritarians), flawed principles, like "collective responsibility", numerous flawed ideas and popular prejudices, not yet sufficiently countered by institutions and processes most suitable to speed up and ensure the progress of enlightenment. Even mere compulsory territorial voting leads to still more wrongful and harmful political decision-making. - JZ, 18.10.02, 7.12.10, 7.9.13. - MAN, INHUMANITY, HUMANITY, TERRITORIALISM, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, FLAWED IDEAS
HUMAN NATURE: Is it unchanged and unchangeable, as is widely believed? - If human nature never changes, why is it that we not only don’t practise cannibalism any longer, but don’t even want to? – George Orwell, TRIBUNE, 21.7.1944. – MAN UNCHANGEABLE?
HUMAN NATURE: It is easier to see and understand most humans as sub-humans rather than as humans in the best sense. – JZ, 22.9.97. – But then they have long been institutionalized, conditioned, trained and educated by territorial Warfare States! – JZ, 30.11.07. – The genuine human nature will only become fully revealed once we have been free for a considerable period. – JZ, 3.1.09. – It has already been revealed by dozens of native tribes, which knew no war. – JZ, 30.4.13. - HUMANS OR SUB-HUMANS? MAN
HUMAN NATURE: Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them apart.” - Confucius (551-479 B.C.), Analects (various translations). – Territorial institutions are a much stronger factor and remain largely unquestioned, even by political “scientists” and “philosophers”, not only by most politicians and voters. Are wrong or flawed ideas habitual or only popular errors, fallacies and projectices? – JZ, 30.4.13. – Are all these flawed ideas and notions as yet systematically collected and contronted by truthful statements, refuting them? – JZ, 7.9.13. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, WARFARE STATES, MAN, MANKIND, HABITS, CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, PREJUDICES, MYTHS, ERRORS, FALLACTIES, PUBLIC OPINION, IDEAS
HUMAN NATURE: One can become optimistic about human nature when contemplating how many people, during total fire bans, do not light fires in the open, how many do not commit murder, rape and robbery. - JZ, 25.1.94. - Alas, most news concentrate on the negative aspects only. - JZ, 18.10.02. - OPTIMISM, PESSIMISM, PRESS, NEWS, MASS MEDIA, CRIME
HUMAN NATURE: The biggest mischief in the past century has been perpetrated by Rousseau with his doctrine of the goodness of human nature. The mob and the intellectuals derived from it the vision of a Golden Age which would arrive without fail once the noble human race could act according to its whims.” - Jakob Burckhardt. - While R. was certainly wrong on many of the "noble savages", over 50 primitive tribes are on record as not engaging in war, others for being very skilled in bringing up their young, etc. Man is certainly characterized by more than mere whims and we simply do not know as yet to which extent man might grow under full liberties and rights as well as all the advantages of an advanced civilization, in which all genuine individual rights and liberties are realized, at least already among those, who do know and appreciate them, - JZ, 29.11.02, 30.4.13. - WHIMS, REASON, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, MAN, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, HUMAN RIGHTS
HUMAN NATURE: The higher animals engage in individual fights, but never in organized masses. Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War.” - Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain") (1835-1910), The Damned Human Race. - Some ants seem to conduct wars against each other. - JZ, 25.9.02. – But then they are merely insects, not animals or mammals. – JZ, 30.4.13. - It is not those, who make no territorial claims, who cause most wars. – JZ, 7.12.10. - WAR & STATE, TERRITORIALISM
HUMAN NATURE: War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.” - H. L. Mencken. - Dozens of primitive human tribes managed to live without wars, possibly for thousands, if not tens of thousands of years. It is not our human nature but our "civilized" institutions and ideas that made us more warlike. If we reorganised into personal law associations for all kinds of different volunteer groups, then most motives, means, targets, aims and resources for warfare would disappear. Free Trade and Free Enterprise make all resources and willing talents and labour and capital on Earth available to everybody, much more cheaply than fighting for them could. Look at all your possessions: How many of them did you conquer and how many of them did you peacefully trade for? - JZ, 29.11.02. – WAR, , TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, FREE TRADE, ACCESS TO RESOURCES, FREE MARKET, WARFARE STATES
HUMAN NATURE: Why despair of human nature when it takes such a great effort to destroy it?” - G. B. Shaw, in a remark here retranslated from the German version. - Authoritarianism and tyrannies need violence for their support. Censorship, borders, tariffs, conscription, taxation, legal tender and monopolies are unnatural impositions upon numan nature. - JZ, 22.6.93. - Free individual secessionism would reveal human nature much more accurately, in its whole spectrum, than does territorial and collectivist voting. - JZ, 18.10.02. - DESPAIR, MAN, PESSIMISM, OPTIMISM, SIGNS OF THE TIME, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM
HUMAN POTENTIAL: concerned with "the way in which individual human beings are prevented from developing" and that "at the same time there is a vision of the unfulfilled potentialities of every human being." - Richard Boston, in PEACE NEWS, 23 February 1962. – Once all genuine individual human rights and liberties are put together in an ideal declaration and the first panarchies of freedom lovers are establishing and experimenting with all these rights and liberties, the human potential for free, prosperous, rapidly progressing, peaceful and tolerant societies will soon become known. They are not impossible but are so far territorially outlawed. – JZ, 7.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, HUMAN RIGHTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE & SOCIETIES
HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES: Be human, not just a sacrificial lamb for governments. Live for your own sake, not to be fleeced and eaten by others. - Consider how much of your working life is eaten up by direct and indirect taxes and compliance with imposed regulations, how much of the value of your savings disappear through inflation and taxation and how you have to sell your services at emergency sales prices during government caused deflations. - JZ, 15.11.02, 30.4.13. - After all the bad experiences you had with them, the last ones you ought to feed and clothe would have to be the politicians and bureaucrats. But if you want to continue playing your sacrificial role, to your end, panarchism would give you the chance to do so - without committing, at the same time, a crime against peaceful dissenters. - JZ, 2.5.84, 7.12.10 - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, DISSENTERS, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, POLITICIANS, RULERS.
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: [If] a positive declaration of some essential rights could not be obtained in the requisite latitude, [the] answer [is], Half a loaf is better than no bread. If we cannot secure all our rights, let us secure what we can.” - Thomas Jefferson to J. Madison, 1789. – The Founding Fathers did not even sufficiently secure the few, which they had then recognized and embodied in the constitution. – Not to speak of their successors, mainly only territorial politicians. – JZ, 7.12.10.
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: Human Rights Declarations are to be interpreted by ordinary human beings, not by lawyers and judges, who are mostly their vested-interest enemies, if they are aware of all these right and liberties at all, which is highly doubtful for the vast majority of them. - JZ, 15.9.91, 19.10.02, 30.4.13. - BILLS OF RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: I saw and read for the first time Thomas Paine’s human rights declaration on 27.3.06. Since I had been looking for such private declarations for decades, this, to me, was a good instance that such declarations, even by as famous men, are insufficiently published and referred to. It confirmed my effort to collect and publicize such declarations, as far as I can, since I started to do so in PEACE PLANS 589/590, which was later digitized and somewhat supplemented. But how many other such declarations, possible excellent ones, did I still miss? By now there are thousands of books on human rights, but only few of them bother to publish and private declarations of such rights. The rest merely reproduce or discuss the all too flawed and incomplete statist and territorialist declarations and bills, which do e.g. not contain the right of individuals and minorities to secede and to organize under personal law. Nor do they contain any monetary and financial rights and liberties – JZ, n.d. & 19.10.07, 7.12.10. – PRIVATE ONES
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: If you are really interested in genuine individual rights, then help to produce a complete and consistent one, much better than any of the governmental Bills of Rights. Towards that objective I had collected and published first on microfiche, years ago and later enlarged & digitized, over 130 PRIVATE drafts of this kind, in PEACE PLANS 589/590. www.butterbach.net/lmp/cd2 - So far NO ONE else seems to have taken up this challenge as yet. - I can't think of an excuse for this lack of interest among libertarians and anarchists. – JZ, 11.2.11, on Facebook to Judy Morris. This anthology is now online, already for years, as part of a CD at www.butterbach.net/lmp/cd2/ - [Yesterday I did not find it accessible there. – JZ, 30.4.13. To day I got the index of this disc but not any of the files. – JZ, 7.9.13.] Alas, I have not received a single response, as a result of this publicity. The Internet, just like other mass media, promotes masses of popular errors, myths and prejudices much more extensively and effectively than genuine truths, liberties and rights. However, there are numerous anarchist and libertarian sites – and search engines. But the latter have not yet pulled all the wanted information sufficiently and clearly together. – JZ, 11.10.12. - HUMAN RIGHTS DRAFTS, PRIVATE ONES, AS RESOURCES TOWARDS THE COMPILATION OF AN AS COMPREHENSIVE & CLEAR ONE AS SHOULD BE PROVIDED NOW
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself - and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.” - In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat (Chief Joseph), 1879 – From Monica Cellio homepage. - Alas, he did not envision all the kinds of laws that would be passed. Otherwise he would have made his declaration much more complete. – JZ, 20.9.08. – Why should he have to submit to any laws passed by others rather than merely to the personal laws he and like-minded people had chosen for themselves? – This one is, probably, not yet included in my anthology of private human rights drafts. – If it is and even if it is not, blame my bad memory. - JZ, 7.12.10. – PRIVATE ONES
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: Let the Common Law & Human Rights be judged by common people and their juries, not by self-interested and miseducated specialists like lawyers and judges. If such specialists want "positive laws" for themselves, let them have them - but do not force their choice upon others. - JZ, 19.10.02. - COMMON LAW & COMMON PEOPLE VS SPECIALISTS, LAWYERS, LEGISLATORS, JUDGES, JURIES, LAWS, HUMAN RIGHTS, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: M. B.: I think that much work needs to be done to provide better and more comprehensive declarations of all genuine individual rights and liberties, as ethical guides, than my still very incomplete collection of private human rights drafts, reproduced on a CD of mine that was put online at www.butterbach.net - Alas, no one seems to be interested to work on this job. I would not expect any government to do this job properly. – JZ on Facebook, comment to Max Borders - BILLS OF RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” - Constitution of the US, Amendmend IX, Dec. 1791. - Why hasn't this clause led to many more and well publicized attempts to enumerate all the rights retained by individuals, during the last over two centuries? Why leave this very important job to lawyers and politicians pretending they could and would represent the people? Compare PEACE PLANS 589/590 for private human rights drafts. - JZ, 25.10.02, 7.12.10. - BILL OF RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: There are few surviving commentators, let alone historians, who are inclined to defend the proposition that the articulation of a human right leads to its realization.” - William F. Buckley, Jr., Right Reason, ed. by Richard Brookhiser, Little Brown & Co, 1985, 159. - As if past declarations were already complete and perfect enough for this. - JZ, 29.4.99. - What percentage of the population has so far become informed and articulate on all individual human rights and liberties and, among these, especially the economic rights and the no-government and free society rights? - Compare my digitized anthology of over 130 private human rights drafts, as opposed to governmental ones, on the road to the compilation of an ideal one, in PEACE PLANS 589/590. Contrary to what one should have expected of them on this, very few anarchists and libertarians have shown any interest in this anthology. And if they neglect to formulate and understand all their rights, what can one expect of others? Under such conditions even a perfect human rights declaration might, for a long time, be nothing but ineffective print on sheets of paper. The so-called freedom lovers have not even reached an agreement upon whether rights do exist at all and if so, how they could be best defined and proven. Under such conditions it is a very cheap shot to declare human rights declarations to be inherently and always ineffective. The first bills of rights, governmental ones, are only a few hundred years old, and the "universal" one of the governments represented in the U.N., of 1948, is one of the most incomplete and defective ones. - JZ, 25.4.00. – Can any human right become realized before it is even articulated and sufficiently published? – JZ, 7.1.08. – Q.
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: Was that a complete and correct declaration of ALL genuine individual rights and liberties? I hold that it is VERY far from such a declaration and would only celebrate it, once it is compiled and sufficiently published and applied. – JZ, 10.12.11, on: Celebrate Human Rights - www.celebratehumanrights.org - UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, UN DECLARATION OF 10.12.48.
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: What governments do not know or appreciate about genuine individual rights and liberties they show in their "bills of rights". – JZ, 15.12.11, on: Saudi woman beheaded forpractising 'sorcery' - www.ndtv.com - HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES:
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: who is seriously interested in compiling and publishing much better Human Rights drafts? I looked for such people in vain for a long time and tried to attract their attention by a digitized anthology of over 130 private human rights drafts. Hundreds more may exist but remain also largely unknown. Is there a website that is not stuck on the UN draft or any of the governmental drafts? – JZ, 19.12.11, comment to: Help Rand Paul Defeat the UN Small Arms Treaty! - National Association for Gun Rights - www.nagr.org - HUMAN RIGHTS DRAFTS, PRIVATE VS. UN DECLARATION & GOVERNMENTAL BILLS OF RIGHTS, PEACE PLANS 589/590, DIGITIZED
HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS: You own yourself - Maybe. But can you derive a complete list from it? All individual rights declarations so far were still incomplete and flawed, I believe, including the one I helped to compile. Much more collaboration is needed to arrive at an almost complete and flawless one, according to the present stand of knowledge on the subject. Once it is achieved and sufficiently published, it will have a positive influence. Compare my anthology of over 130 PRIVATE drafts of this kind, digitized, as a material collection towards this job, in PEACE PLANS 589/590. It could and should be completed, as far as possible, online, in WIKIPEDIA FASHION. – JZ. 9.10.11. http://butterbach.net/lmp/cd2/Copy%20of%20Anthology%20of%20PRIVATE%20human%20rights%20drafts/ – Alas, its particular files are presently inaccessible to me there. – JZ, 8.9.13. - INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES: SELF-OWNERSHIP, FIRST PRINCIPLES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY
HUMAN RIGHTS: A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular; and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences.” - Thomas Jefferson: Letter to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787. - Without an ideal militia to uphold individual rights, governments mostly do not even uphold their own Bill of Rights declarations. The English Bill of Rights is still legally a valid law in Australia, yet almost all Australian politicians, mostly lawyers, habitually ignore it in their laws. - JZ, 30.6.00. - The Bill of Rights declarations of governments are as far away from complete individual rights declarations as their laws, jurisdiction and policies are. - JZ, 18.10.02. - Compare my compilation of private human rights drafts in PEACE PLANS 589/590. – It was, at least for a while, online, as part of a CD reproduced by C. B., on his website www.butterbach.net. - JZ, 30.4.13. Who will put them online or on discs, with his comments and additions? - JZ, 7.1.09. - BILLS OF RIGHTS, PRIVATE DECLARATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
HUMAN RIGHTS: All human rights are interpretations of the value idea of freedom.” - Agnes Heller in Teaching Human Rights, an Australian Symposium, p.119. – FREEDOM, FIRST PRINCIPLES, RIGHTS, LIBERTY
HUMAN RIGHTS: All human rights rest upon the ability of the individual to control his own energy.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, 8. – SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDIUAL SOVEREIGNTY, HUMAN NATURE, MAN, HUMAN BEINGS, RATIONAL BEINGS
HUMAN RIGHTS: All rights are human rights. Therefore, one cannot distinguish property rights from human rights, because property rights are a kind of human right. Can one distinguish roses from flowers?” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.118.
HUMAN RIGHTS: All too many would raise their personal human values above all human rights. Which human values and which human rights? My main ones are individual liberty, the right of individuals to secede, from armies, unions and even States, like from churches or spouses or employers, the right to issue own money tokens, to accept, refuse to accept or freely value those of others, the right to choose a standard of value, the right to supply oneself with work and to take all rightful and necessary steps for this purpose, the right to form and join militias for the protection of human rights, and to train in them with rightful weapons against all warmongers, the right to resist and rebel against oppression, the right to kill tyrants, the right to produce and exchange freely. If you don't mean all these - then what do you mean by that phrase? - JZ, 28.8.1983, 8.9.13. - Needless to say, perhaps, hardly anyone of the about 60 people or organizations, whom I contacted with such ideas, approved of many or any of these. - JZ, 8.1.1986.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Almost all experience teaches that one cannot safely entrust the protection of human rights to constitutions, courts, parliaments, laws, politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers, policement, the UN, the mass media. What remains? Volunteer militias, their international federation, free juries, referendum, improved private human rights declarations, alternative publicity and enlightenment options, private enterprise education, panarchism (individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities under personal laws), a genuinely cultural revolution. - JZ, 11.5.93, 18.10.02. – Perhaps, most important of all, a monetary and financial freedom revolution realizing the corresponding individual rights at liberties at least among their first subscribers. – JZ, 7.12.10. - CRIME, PROTECTION, GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, CONSTITUTIONS, COURTS, POLICE, PARLIAMENTS, POLITICIANS, LAWYERS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to LIFE; secondly, to LIBERTY; thirdly, to PROPERTY; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. Those are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.” - Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists, 1772. - NATURAL LAW, RIGHT VS. WRONG
HUMAN RIGHTS: Any alleged “right” of one man which necessitates the violation of the right of another, is not, and cannot be a right.” – Ayn Rand, 1964.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Any group, any gang, any nation that attempts to negate man's rights, is wrong, which means: is evil, which means: is anti-life.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.986.HUMAN RIGHTS: At best the phrase "Human Rights" is redundant. In fact, it is worse than redundant, for it implies the existence of some non-human rights (in which the enemies of property rights inevitably place such trivial matters as production, ownership, and trade).” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.117/8. – Rights for non-humans? Most humane people do recognize rights of animals, e.g. not to be unnecessarily killed or cruelly treated. – JZ, 7.1.09. – ANIMAL RIGHTS, RIGHTS FOR ALL SUFFICIENTLY RATIONAL & MORAL BEINGS
HUMAN RIGHTS: At last some basic human rights are ignored or suppressed by all present governments and all territorial governments as such do inevitably repress many human rights of many minorities. - JZ, 30.6.92, 8.9.13. - GOVERNMENTS & TERRITORIALISM
HUMAN RIGHTS: Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.” - F. Lee Bailey. - I once saw a survey that indicated a number of laws for each of the bill of rights clauses, infringing it. Perhaps hundreds of such criminal laws, passed by Congress, could be cited for each clause. - On that basis Congress, as a whole, should be impeached! - JZ, 1.7.00. - BILL OF RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Driven from every corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum.” - Samuel Adams, Speech, Philadelphia, August 1, 1776. – RIGHT TO PRIVATE JUDGMENT, FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE & RELIGION, TOLERANCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY
HUMAN RIGHTS: Each human being has an inalienable and inherent right to live his life in accordance with his own choices and values. Implicit in this statement is the recognition that since this is my right, it is also the right of every other individual and thus I have no right to coerce or harm another, regardless of the circumstances.” - Motto of Ruth Dazey, long time collaborator of Robert LeFevre.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Each of us has a natural right - from God to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties?” - Bastiat. - RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, LIBERTY, PROPERTY, LIFE
HUMAN RIGHTS: Even those verbally attacking human rights must use them to attack them. (Freedom of speech, press, association and assembly are all involved, also property rights.) If they do not only verbally but physically attack them, then they will end up, at least in somewhat civilized societies, either dead or in prison. - JZ, 19.7.87.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Ever notice how those who believe in animal rights generally don’t believe in human rights?” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001, firstname.lastname@example.org, p 166. - & ANIMAL RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Every day is Human Rights Day.” - Button offered by John T. Harlee, who for many years published THE SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, which included much humour. It was partly microfiched by LMP.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Fancy expecting worthwhile declarations of human rights only from governments, i.e., from the main offenders against them! - JZ, 12.1.85. – GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES
HUMAN RIGHTS: Full human rights do apply only to rational beings. The others do not know or appreciate them.” - JZ, 25.6.84. - Compare the human rights draft in PEACE PLANS No.4. - RATIONAL BEINGS, EQUALITY, INEQUALITY
HUMAN RIGHTS: God grant, that not only the love of liberty, but a thorough knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his Foot anywhere on its Surface, and say, "This is my Country!" - Benjamin Franklin. – This ideal has still not been achieved – and I know of not one else, still alive, who is seriously interested in achieving it! – JZ, 30.4.13.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Has any government or any parliament left any natural, human and individual right and liberty untouched and unspoilt? - JZ, 26.8.91. – Q., GOVERNMENTS, PARLIAMENTS, LAWS, SUPREME COURT
HUMAN RIGHTS: He had declared that security of the person was the first, that liberty of the individual was the second, and that property was “the third absolute right inherent in every Englishman.” - Walter Lippmann, The Public Philosophy, A Mentor Book, 1955, p.90, on Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, II, 1. - Is anyone out there striving towards an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 11.9.08. - LIBERTY, SECURITY, PROPERTY
HUMAN RIGHTS: How can one make most people think about their individual rights and how to get them recognized, protected and optimally applied? - JZ, 20.6.92. - Obviously, the survival instinct on its own is not enough, nor is it sufficiently aided by any government-run "education" or that provided by the mass media and conventional publishing. Even the Internet has so far offered more flawed observations, ideas and opinions than truthful ones. The whole enlightenment process has to be re-considered, changed and supplemented to become much more effective than it has been so far. See under Cultural Revolution. Obviously, we need also better and more complete declarations of individual rights and competitive education systems, as well as full experimental freedom in the political, economic and social sphere for volunteer communities of dissenters and the hierarchical military machines of territorial governments must be replaced by self-managed militia volunteers motivated, trained and armed to uphold nothing but individual rights and liberties. If the whole development is left to politicians, bureaucrats, priests, psychologists, lawyers, judges, and government subsidized teachers and professors, we might never reach that target. - JZ, 20.6.92, 19.10.02. - LIBERTARIAN MICROFICHE PUBLISHING, CD PROJECT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF DEFINITIONS, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, FLOW CHART DISCUSSIONS, ELECTRONIC ARGUMENT MAPPING , MILITIA, NEW DRAFT
HUMAN RIGHTS: How many of your rights are now unknown to you or suppressed, you will find out only through a complete human rights declaration. - JZ 5.12.1983.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights are a sensitive topic for any government.” - Morris West, Proteus, 54. – No territorial government knows and declared all individual rights and liberties. It is the main enemy of all too many of them. – JZ, 7.1.09, 7.12.10. – Their politicians, as power addicts, are inevitably enemies of many if not all individual rights and liberties of their territorial subjects. – JZ, 8.9.12. - GOVERNMENTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights are distinct from legal privileges.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Spring 1978, p.8.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights are freedom spheres, which you may claim fully or in parts, always or temporarily but only without infringing the equal freedom spheres of others. - JZ, 8.7.84 & 8.1.1986.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights are more important than law and order. A great degree of law and order can be established by general suppression. Disorders resulting from aspiration for justice are only temporary.” – Author? In: Weltanschauung, p.13/4. – LAW & ORDER, LEGISLATION, “
HUMAN RIGHTS: human rights are natural rights – born in every human being along with his life – and are inseparable from life itself. People cannot be given that which already belongs to them – and only to them.” - Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress, revised edition, FEE, 1953, p. 197.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. – Mother Teresa. – Unless they have severely offended against these rights. Then, at least for a while, they can no longer claim them for themselves. – JZ, 1.4.12. - & THE STATE, GOVERNMENT
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights are those rights, which you may not restrict in others, which everybody may limit only for himself - as long as he can stand this. - JZ, 30.6. 84, 8.9.13.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human Rights As Property Rights. Liberals generally wish to preserve the concept of "rights? for such "human" rights as freedom of speech, while denying the concept to private property. And yet, on the contrary, the concept of "rights" only makes sense as property rights. For not only are there no human rights which are not also property rights, but the former rights lose their absoluteness and clarity and become fuzzy and vulnerable when property rights are not used as the standard.” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.113. – I would not define neither freedom of information as a property right nor freedom to migrate, nor certain knowledge, ideas and claims, like e.g. copyrights and patents. By not declaring all individual rights and liberties or finding them already delared by others, we arrive at such flawed and incomplete notions of them. The pursuit of happiness, health, peace, security and wealth are rights, their possession is not. – We cannot claim them against other human beings or nature. - JZ, 30.4.13. - PROPERTY RIGHTS,
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights identify social conditions that are good for people because they are people. Their human nature requires them. In this human rights are standards of conduct derived from the nature of man - only they pertain to a social context.” - Tibor R. Machan, "REASON", May 73.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights start with freedom.” - Alex Carey. - FREEDOM
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights through property rights - and through other economic and political rights as well. - JZ, 7.12.91, 8..1.09. - PROPERTY RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights will not be protected if left solely to the governments of this world.” - Dr. Mumtaz Soysal, "MATCHBOX", Winter 1978.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights, i.e., such rights that even a majority cannot take away from an individual. …” – “Menschenrechte, d.h., solche Rechte, die dem Einzelnen auch durch eine Majoritaet nicht genommen werden koennen.” - U. v. Beckerath, to JZ, 10.6.56.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human rights, then, exist in the conjunctive. Like the multiplication table, they do not exist independently of our subjective abilities to see them and understand them.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Spring 1978, p.8.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Human values and human rights above all.” - A member of the Southern Highlands Peace Movement, 29.5.1983. – Typically, none of them was interested in my PEACE PLANS series. – Marches, demonstrations, protests and slogan shouting are more their style, than serious reading, thinking and writing. – Is it different with most other peace movement groups? – JZ, 7.1.09. – PEACENICKS, PEACE MOVEMENTS, PACIFISTS, NON-VIOLENCE ADVOCATES, PEACE MARCHERS, PROTESTORS & DEMONSTRATORS
HUMAN RIGHTS: I hereby proclaim a new ”human right”, namely the right to reproduce, by any means, any human rights declaration, without having to pay attention to so-called copyrights - until most human rights are sufficiently known, clarified and realized. Any action that restricts the reproduction of such declarations, does make the restrictionists accessories to the suppression of human rights. - JZ, 30.12.1985. – COPYRIGHTS CLAIMS & LAWS
HUMAN RIGHTS: I would like to see a new era in church activity, when the ministers and priests cease their lip service to the phantom word 'love' and become standard-bearers in the fight for justice and the rights of man.” – Dagobert D. R. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.118. – LOVE, PREACHERS, PRIESTS, RELITIONS
HUMAN RIGHTS: If a man neglects to enforce his rights, he cannot complain, if, after a while, the law follows his example.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes. - ENFORCEMENT OF RIGHTS, & LAW
HUMAN RIGHTS: If citizens maintain a universal respect for human rights, rather than for law, the society can change fast enough to meet the swift-moving expectations of people in this century. It is good for citizens to learn that laws, when they seriously encroach on human rights, should be violated, ...” - Howard Zinn: Disobedience and Democracy, p.18. – RESISTANCE, RIGHT TO REBEL & ENGAGE IN REVOLUTIONS, PROVIDED THEY ARE CONDUCTED WITH RIGHTFUL MEANS FO RIGHTFUL AIMS, DISOBEDIENCE
HUMAN RIGHTS: If one wishes to fight for capitalism, one must fight for man's rights.” - Paul Stevens, THE FREEMAN, 4/73. – If one means by capitalism a genuine free market, free enterprise, free exchange or laissez-faire economy not a mixed economy or “monopoly capitalism”. – JZ, 7.1.09. – CAPITALISM, FREE ECONOMY, FREE MARKET
HUMAN RIGHTS: If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any. – You still have them, morally, but you do not get them, sufficiently, in free practice or do not get them recognized and respected. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
HUMAN RIGHTS: In all the questionable rhetoric about human rights, we have forgotten something crucial - that without property rights it is impossible to preserve and protect other human rights.” - Tibor R. Machan, introducing his article: "Human Rights Hypocrisy" in "REASON", 10/78. – Is the right to form or join a militia, to protect individual rights and liberties, a property right? Is the right to resist offences against individual rights and liberties a “property” right? Only if one were to include “self-ownership” or individual sovereignty, usually not perceived as “property rights”. – JZ, 7.1.09. – No freedom concept should be unnecessarily over-extended in its meaning. – JZ, 7.1.09. – PROPERTY RIGHTS, MILITIA
HUMAN RIGHTS: In the cause of freedom we have to battle for the rights of people with whom we do not agree; and whom, in many cases, we may not like. ... If we do not defend their rights, we endanger our own.” - Harry S. Truman.
HUMAN RIGHTS: It can never be too often repeated, that the time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are honest, and ourselves united.” - Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Va., 1782. - Some governments managed to postpone declaring a bill of rights for decades to centuries. They do not want to tie their own hands and unarmed, unorganised, untrained and governmentally mis-educated citizens can't force a bill of rights upon them. - JZ, 30.6.00, 7.12.10. - BILL OF RIGHTS, MILITIA, GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, VICTIM DISARMAMENT
HUMAN RIGHTS: It is easier to achieve agreement on abiding by human rights than on suppressing them. - Alas, so far there is only an all too wide-spread agreement on simply ignoring most of them. - JZ, 18.10.02. - Es ist leichter sich ueber die Einhaltung der Menschenrechte zu einigen als ueber ihre Unterdrueckung. - JZ, 20.10.86. - RIGHTS, UTILITARIANISM
HUMAN RIGHTS: It is the belief of these people that no harm should ever be done to any evolved creature,’ Hans whispered. ‘With one exception: if a superior creature may be saved from suffering thereby. They are willing to cure diseases though it means killing germs – your follow me? – provided a human life can be made better because of it. John Brunner, Web of Everywhere, 1974, p.99, of first NEL pb. ed., March 1977. – As if forms of plant were not also an evolved life-form, perhaps higher developed than are e.g. bacteria and viruses. – JZ, 4.10.12, 8.9.14. - LIFE, & LOWER LIFE FORMS, HARM, WRONG, KILLING, SELF-DEFENCE, NONVIOLENCE, MEAT-EATING, ANIMALS, FOOD, VEGERATIANISM, ANIMAL RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: It is the privilege of man's moral genius, impersonated by inspired individuals, to advance ethical axioms which are so comprehensive and so well founded that men will accept them as grounded in the vast mass of their individual emotional experience. Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the text of experience.” - Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years, ANALOG, Aug. 84, p. 155. - This did not prevent this moralizing scientist to recommend a totalitarian and total war “weapon” like the Atomic Bomb, supposedly as a means to fight totalitarianism. Did he ever come out instead, for e.g., tyrannicide and the duty to engage in military insurrections against tyrants? Did he favour one or several governments in exile, as volunteer communities, for those Germans who were not Nazis but spread, as usual, over the whole ideological spectrum? Wisdom in physics does not necessarily lead to wisdom in the social sciences. And quite a few scientists and myself not being a scientist, have also their doubts on his wisdom in physics. - JZ, 19.10.02, 8.9.13. - MORALITY, ETHICS
HUMAN RIGHTS: It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights – the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery – hay and a barn for human cattle.” – Alexis De Tocqueville – (Or only ascribed to him? – JZ) - MODERN TYPE OF E.G. WELFARE CLAIMS VS. CLASSICAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, CLAIMS AGAINST OTHERS VS. RIGHTS TO DO SOMETHING ONESELF, WELFARE “RIGHTS” VS. INDIVIDUAL SELF-HELP RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Let me add that a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse or rest on inference.” - Thomas Jefferson, to James Madison, 1787.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Let us make the human rights declaration our prayer, its commentary, our bible, our knowledge of its principles and their application our religion. This religion alone would have a chance to unify and pacify mankind - to the degree required. - JZ, 1965, 66? – A NEW RELIGION?
HUMAN RIGHTS: Liberty consists in the power to do anything that does not injure others; accordingly, the exercise of the rights of man has no limits except those that secure to the other members of society the enjoyment of these same rights. These limits may be determined only by law.” - France (Official and semi-official), Declarations of the Rights of Man and Citizen, National Assembly (1789), Art. 4. - LIBERTY, RIGHTS, EQUAL RIGHTS, LAWS, INJURIES, HARM, WRONG, LAW, LEGISLATION, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, A S STATIST & TERRITORIALIST VIEW ON H.R., PARLIAMENTARISM, TERRITORIALISM
HUMAN RIGHTS: Liberty to every man to speak, write, print, and publish his opinions without having his writings subject to any censorship or inspection before their publication, and to worship as he pleases.” - France (Official and semi-official). Constitution (1791) - LIBERTY
HUMAN RIGHTS: Magna Charta is the law, and let the king look out.” - Inscription on a monument in Tewkesbury Abbey, ca. 1250. - Rulers are not afraid of documented rights but of citizens armed, organized and trained to uphold their rights. - JZ, 18.10.02. - MAGNA CHARTA, MILITIA, CONSTITUTIONS, BILLS OF RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Men mutually opposed in their theoretical conceptions can come to a purely practical agreement regarding a list of human rights.” - Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p. 69. – Alas, they haven’t seriously tried as yet but mostly left the job to make such declarations to territorial governments with a predictable outcome. The somewhat better private declarations have not even been fully collected and discussed as yet. Those which I managed to find, I have compiled and digitized in PEACE PLANS 589/590, for which very little interest was shown to me so far. – If the millions of victims of human rights abuses do not care sufficiently about all their human rights, a knowledge that would greatly help to end these abuses, then who will care about them? - JZ, 29. 9. 07, 8.9.13.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Men who are reasonable and moral, do love liberty, justice, peace, progress and prosperity, knowledge, enlightenment and wisdom, would wish to have all their individual rights and liberties as completely and clearly declared as possible. So, why don’t they – or, where are these people? – JZ, 16.11.12. - RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, DECLARATIONS
HUMAN RIGHTS: My proposition, then, is, that there is not a single natural, human right that the government of the United States recognises as inviolable; that there is not a single natural human right, that it hesitates to trample under foot. whenever it thinks it can promote its own interests by doing so.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.31.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Natural rights" are rights defined as such by virtue of the observation that man's "nature" (his specific type of biological nature) makes non-aggression necessary to (*) the continuation of his life.” - P. W. Hermeneutics, THE CONNECTION 141, p.71. – (*) for? - JZ) - NATURAL RIGHTS, RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Not only every existing law and proposed law but every existing constitutional clause and every constitutional amendment proposed should become easily challengeable on the grounds that it infringes individual rights and liberties of involuntary members and subjects. - JZ, 16.8.96. - CONSTITUTIONALISM
HUMAN RIGHTS: Of the liberty of conscience in matters of religious faith, of speech and of the press; of the trial by jury of the vicinage in civil and criminal cases; of the benefit of the writ of habeas corpus; of the right to keep and bear arms ... If these rights are well defined, and secured against encroachment, it is impossible that government should ever degenerate into tyranny." - James Monroe (1758-1831), 5th U.S. President. – Many other important rights and liberties are required as a defence against tyranny. He did not mention e.g. monetary freedom or free banking or any other economic rights. Typically, no government has as yet compiled, published and recognized a complete declaration of all of them. But then libertarians and anarchists haven’t bothered to try to do so, either, although some private individuals have also made some private drafts, of which I collected and digitized over 130 so far in PEACE PLANS 589/590, inviting further such input and discussion of all of them, on the road to an ideal declaration of this kind. This anthology is or was on the disc that C.B. reproduced on his site: www.butterbach.net – JZ, 5.1.08, 7.12.10. – However, recently I could not access it there. – JZ, 30.4.13. - VS. TYRANNY
HUMAN RIGHTS: Only those take human rights serious enough who attempt to codify them, attempt to improve them further or at least studied all of the existing human rights codes. – Who and where are they? Is anyone of them still alive and active in this sphere? - JZ, 25.6.84, 30.4.13.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. When unlimited and unrestricted by individual rights, a government is man's deadliest enemy. It is not as protection against PRIVATE actions, but against governmental actions that the Bill of Rights was written." - Ayn Rand, "Man's Rights", April, 1963. - VS. GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM
HUMAN RIGHTS: Rather than attempting historical, contemporary and futuristic generalisations on almost every aspect of human society, I try to concentrate on which general principles could so convincingly set the extent and limits of free individual actions (as practice of individual rights) that individuals can, with their aid, freely determine their own fate in the future, limited only by the laws of nature and no longer by the arbitrary laws of man. - JZ, 2.10.85. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, OVER 130 PRIVATE DRAFTS AS A START OR MATERIAL COMPILATION IN PEACE PLANS 589/590, DIGITIZED
HUMAN RIGHTS: Respect for human rights creates peace. How can we achieve this respect? Largely by replacing standing armies with ideal militias of volunteers for the protection of human rights, organized, armed and trained in accordance with their rights and liberties, sworn to fight for nothing else and to do so in association with all people whose rights have been suppressed and against their common enemies. By realizing freedom for exterritorially autonomous actions for all volunteer communities, thus teaching respect for human rights by realizing them oneself. Ending barriers to refugees and deserters. Allowing them to live under self-chosen laws wherever they please, as long as they respect the property and personal rights of others. By realizing full monetary and financial freedom and thus ending most economic crises, e.g. mass unemployment and depressions, inflations and stagflations. By fully freed Free Trade and free enterprise for all those, who have come to appreciate them. By letting enemies of human rights do their things to themselves, in their own volunteer communities. By finally compiling and sufficiently publicizing much improved private codes of individual rights, to replace the incomplete, flawed and self-contradictory bill of rights declarations of governments. By systematically recording and refuting, encyclopaedically, all errors, myths and prejudices on individual rights and liberties. - Just peruse my two libertarian books on the subject. (www.butterbach.net ) - The connection between a genuine peace in freedom and justice and individual human rights could not be closer - and yet it remains all too widely overlooked. - JZ, 19.10.02, 8.9.13. – PEACE, STANDING ARMIES, MILITIA, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, PERSONAL LAW VS. POSITIVE LAW & LEGISLATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE & SOCIETIES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS DECLARATION, NEW DRAFT, PEACE PROGRAM, REVOLUTION PROGRAM, LIBERATION PROGRAM
HUMAN RIGHTS: Right is the agreement of everybody's arbitrary actions with the arbitrary actions of everybody else according to a general principle of freedom. It is accompanied by the authority to enforce it. - JZ, free after Immanuel Kant. – FREEDOM VS. ARBITRARINESS, FORCE FOR THE PROTETION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
HUMAN RIGHTS: Rights deserved by all humans, but not by beasts in human form such as myself.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer's Lexicon. – If he were such a beast, than I wish there were more of them. Naturally, he meant that only jokingly. – JZ, 8.9.13.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Rights that can be fulfilled only in the modern industrial society are no human rights, says Rothbard. – “Rechte, fuehrt Rothbard aus, die nur in der modernen Industriegesellschaft erfuellt werden koennen, seien keine Menschenrechte.” - Ulrike Heider, Narren der Freiheit, S.157. - That was certainly one of the weakest arguments of Rothbard. (I found most of what I have read of her on freedom and rights to be rather foolish, from my point of view. – JZ, 7.12.10.) –[What R. may have meant are welfare claims posing as rights, like a “right” to housing, education, jobs. U. H. may have completely misunderstood R. on this, as she has misunderstood many individual rights and liberties in this book. – JZ, 8.9.13.] However, e.g. the right to publish and read on microfiche or on discs is just an application of the general human right to enjoy freedom of expression and information. Just because high technology is involved, it does not become wrongful. Naturally, everyone is only entitled to publish and read microfiche or discs at the own expense. Obviously, they are much more affordable than printed books and thus give many more people freedom of expression and information opportunities, whether they make use of them or not. - JZ, n.d. - So far most people, even most libertarians, have ignored these freedom opportunities e.g. for libertarian writings, as they have ignored floppy disks for this purpose, which are similarly affordable and even CDs, DVDs and external HDs for freedom texts, whose microeconomics are much greater still. The mass production of printed matter does also require a modern industrial society and, obviously, it already helped to provide freedom of expression and information opportunities to many more people than those who could only communicate verbally or by writing with sticks in the sand. What means fulfillment of rights? Would we have no freedom of information right once all human knowledge becomes accumulated and accessible, in any desired fragment, through high technology? - JZ, 18.10.02, 7.12.10. – RIGHTS, OPPORTUNITIES, AFFORDABILITY OF ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, EBOOKS, DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS, EMAILED BOOKS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Sir, these natural, inherent, inalienable, individual rights are sacred things. They are the only human rights. They are the only rights by which any man can protect his own property, liberty, or life against anyone who may be disposed to take it away. Consequently, they are not things that any set of either blockheads or villains, calling themselves a government, can rightfully take into their own hands, and dispose of at their pleasure, as they have been accustomed to do in this, and in nearly or quite all other countries.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.7. – STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, LAWS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Sovereign States - with their age-old and inevitable tendencies to repress rights and liberties of their citizens - cannot be entrusted to preserve and protect human rights.” - David Hawk, the executive director of Amnesty International, USA, "MATCHBOX", Fall 1977. – PROTECTION, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POLITICIANS, POLICE STATES, GOVERNMENTAL COURTS & LEGISLATION, CONSTITUTIONALISM
HUMAN RIGHTS: Stressing the independence of man underscores the fact that human rights begin and end with the individual; that they are not permissions, privileges, or conditions granted to men by social institutions, by the law, or by one's neighbours; that institutions should only protect and preserve them, and one's neighbours should only respect them.” - Anne Wortham, THE FREEMAN, 7/75.HUMAN RIGHTS: Take, for example, the "human right" of free speech. Freedom of speech is supposed to mean the right of everyone to say whatever he likes. But the neglected question is: Where? Where does a man have this right? He certainly does not have it on property on which he is trespassing. In short, he has this right only either on his own property or on the property of someone who has agreed, as a gift or in a rental contract, to allow him on the premises. In fact, then, there is no such thing as a separate "right to free speech"; there is only a man's property right: the right to do as he wills with his own or to make voluntary agreements with other property owners.” (*) - Murray N. Rothbard, Power & Market, p.238/39. – Alas, for him there was only this right and he denied all others, just like with Money there was for him only the classical and redeemable gold-standard or silver-standard money. All others he considered to be fraudulent! He was not the only libertarian scholar who showed ignorance, prejudices and lack of interest in these freedom alternatives. Old, flawed and primitive notions still exist all too much in the libertarian movement and are not systematically and effectively countered. – JZ, 30.4.13. – (*) E.g. an atheist, rationalist, humanist or agnostic has no right to preach in a church unless he is given permission by its owner. – JZ, 8.9.13. - PROPERTY RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: The ability to think - a faculty only possessed by humans (*) became the basis of all HUMAN rights in law. - INFORMATION PAPER No. 18, THE CONNECTION 140, p.74. - I dislike all legal qualifications of individual human rights and liberties and consider them to be wrong. However, if the writer meant that only people rational enough to know, appreciate and respect individual rights are rational enough to be able to claim all of them, then I would agree. The others have reduced themselves to a status somewhere between mental defectives and infants, babies or even animals. That is, they have the right not to be cruelly treated, not to be unnecessarily killed, even when they acted criminally and, as humans, to have their right to life protected, as far as possible, when they are innocent. Liberty of press and the right to bear arms are not meant e.g. for babies. - (*) and not for ALL other humans, either, who are humans merely in the biological but not in the ethical sense. - JZ,18.10.02, 7.12.10.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The authority for every citizen to represent the rights of a fellow citizen, even without that citizen's consent, before courts and government departments, moreover, the right to belong to autonomous communities for the protection of rights ...” – (Die Befugnis eines jeden Buergers die Rechte eines jeden Mitbuergers auch ohne dessen Einverstaendnis vor Gerichten und Behoerden zu vertreten, ferner das Recht, autonomen Rechtsgemeinschaften anzugehoeren, ...") - Note by Ulrich von Beckerath, Anmerkung zu Theodor Hertzka, Das Soziale Problem, towards the end, and reproduced in PEACE PLANS No.551.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The chances for the realization of individual rights and liberties are only poor while the vast majority and most minorities are a) ignorant of them, b) disinterested in them or c) prejudiced against them. - JZ, 7.9.88.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The concept of human rights is as old as man. In essence it is simple. Rights are principles of proper human action concerning man's relationship with other men.” - Duncan Yuille in Workers Party Human Rights leaflet.
HUMAN RIGHTS: the CONCEPT of human rights is no more than a logical statement derived from the observable fact of individual self-control.” – Source?
HUMAN RIGHTS: The Declaration of the Rights of Man is to Edmund Burke "a sort of institute and digest of anarchy." - From an advocate of human rights and a natural society, he turned into its enemy. Perhaps largely because he wrongly ascribed the atrocities of the French Revolution to respect for individual human rights rather than to their suppression. - JZ, 18.10.02, 8.9.13. – ANARCHY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LUBERTIES
HUMAN RIGHTS: The Declaration, after all, catalogued the assaults on our freedoms committed by Britain’s King George III. What has been built up over the last two and a quarter centuries is a structure that dwarfs George III’s regime.” – K. E. Grubbs, Jr., INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY, 7/3/01. - At least then there was always a wild frontier to escape to. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - LIBERTIES, U.S.A., AMERICA, AMERICANISM, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, AMERICAN REVOLUTION, GOVERNMENTAL ATTACKS AGAINST INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
HUMAN RIGHTS: The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” - Art. IX of Bill of Rights Amendmends of US Constitution. – WHY have so few ever bothered since then to try to clearly state all these other rights and liberties? – JZ, 30.4.13. – Q.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The essence of the concept is that there are certain possessions of the individual, such as his own body and mind, which no other individual (or group) can justly control without his consent.” - Duncan Yuille, in Workers Party Human Rights leaflet.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The free exercise of natural human rights creates this New World. Stop this exercise of human rights, shed individual responsibility and individual freedom, submit to 'control' of ordinary human affairs, and this whole new world of economic abundance, this unprecedented wealth of good, shelter, health, knowledge, comforts, luxuries, pleasures, this young world of swift transportation, swift communication, this dynamic complex of productive human energies encircling the whole planet, can no longer be improved, then no longer be created, then no longer exist.” - Rose Wilder Lane: The Discovery of Freedom, p.225.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The government restricts numerous basic rights by laws and regulations and no wonder, there is not even a paper bill of rights on the Australian statute books to prevent this. - Let us settle, for the time being, what basic rights no government, be it Labour, Liberal or otherwise, may interfere with and let us work all the time at extending this bill. - I have particularly in mind the rights to issue private money, to trade freely, to invest undisturbed, to resist, to bear arms, to secede, to price freely, to engage in any profession (even prostitution), to refuse paying taxes, to refuse to join any organization, to organise autonomously and exterritorially, to travel and migrate anywhere, freely. - JZ, ca. 1970.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The human race, like all the other animal races, has inherent principles, which are peculiar to it, and all these principles are summed up in or reducible to a single principle, which we call Solidarity. This principle may be formulated thus: no human individual can recognize his own humanity, or, consequently, realize it in life, except by recognizing it in others and by co-operating in its realization for others. No man can emancipate himself save by emancipating with him all the men about him. My liberty is the liberty of everybody, for I am really free, free not only in idea, but in fact, only when my liberty and my right find their confirmation, their sanction, in the liberty and right of all men, my equals.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Address, Working People's International Association, 1867. – Solidarity can no more clearly express all genuine individual rights and liberties than the right to private property or the term “dignity” can. – JZ, 30.4.13. - EQUAL RIGHTS, MAN, FREEDOM, EMANCIPATION, SOLIDARITY, LIBERTY FOR ALL
HUMAN RIGHTS: The human rights record of ALL governments is bad. Of some it is even worse. - JZ, 17.12.97. – GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM
HUMAN RIGHTS: The one who consents is not wronged.” – “Volenti non fit iniuria.” - “Dem, der es so haben will, geschieht kein Unrecht.” - Ulpian, + 220 - VOLUNTARISM
HUMAN RIGHTS: The opportunity to exercise human rights released a terrific human energy.” - Rose Wilder Lane: The Discovery of Freedom, p.218. – So far only some human rights could be freely practised in some countries. Many are still not officially declared and recognized and many of those, which are, are in practice much infringed by many “positive” laws. – JZ, 7.1.09, 30.4.13.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The purpose of every political association is the preservation of the natural and eternal human rights. These are: Freedom, property, security and resistance against oppression.” – (Der Zweck jeder politischen Vereinigung is die Erhaltung der natuerlichen und ewigen Menschenrechte. Diese sind: Freiheit, Eigentum, Sicherheit und Widerstand gegen Unterdrueckung.”) - Lafayette, Erklaerung der Menschenrechte. - I would concede that for panarchies (by the intentions of their volunteers, not necessarily for their internal policies, while for their external policies they would have to abide by them), but not for territorial States! Most territorial constitutions do not even contain an individual rights declaration. If they do contain a Bill of Rights then it is usually very limited and flawed. - JZ, 18.10.02. - PRIVATE HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS
HUMAN RIGHTS: The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable.” – Ulysses S. Grant - NATURAL RIGHTS, RIGHT OF REVOLUTION & SECESSION
HUMAN RIGHTS: The right of the laborer to wages, the right of every innocent man to his own person, the right of all to equity before the laws - these are no longer abstractions of speculative visionaries, no longer innovations, but the established rights of humanity.” - W. E. Channing: Letter to Jonathan Phillips, 1839. – Established? Taxation, for instance, offends against several human rights. – JZ, 7.1.09. - VS. WRONGFUL CLAIMS & CIVIL RIGHTS, PRIVATE HUMAN RIGHTS DRAFTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: the right to manage one's own life in the realm of sex as in the realm of work. - M. Brinton, The Irrational in Politics, p.62. - I would add: in trade and in politics, not only in social interactions, culture and religion. - JZ, 8.3.85.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” - Alexander Hamilton , The Farmer Refuted, 5. Feb., 1775, a pamphlet defending American liberty, written while Hamilton, aged 19, was still in college. - The Works of Alexander Hamilton, ed. John C. Hamilton, vol. 2, p. 80 (1850). – Even Hamilton upheld at least some rights. But he wrongly believed that a powerful territorial government could and would be the best defender of all human rights. – JZ, 7.1.09. - HUMAN NATURE
HUMAN RIGHTS: The true character of government assumes that all human rights of the people are thrown into one large hotch potch, and this heap is then thrown to the lawmakers and members of congress, for each to carry off as large a portion as possible.” - Carl Watner, on Spooner, REASON, 3/73.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 has given Human Rights a bad name among many somewhat enlightened people. - JZ, 3.5.85.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The whole of the Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.” - ALBERT GALLATIN of the NY Historical Society, Oct. 7, 1789. – Which one of the governmental bills of rights is the most incomplete one? Which one contains most restrictions upon genuine individual rights and liberties and which one contains the largest number of flawed or pretended rights? – When will we finally organize an international competition for the best draft of individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 7.1.09. - BILLS OF RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, Q.
HUMAN RIGHTS: There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please.” - P. J. O'Rourke, Speech at the Cato Institute. - Within your own sphere of rights and liberties only! - JZ - RIGHTS, FREEDOM, ARBITRARY ACTIONS VS. EQUAL FREEDOM & EQUAL RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. And then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up." - Rev. Martin Niemoeller, a Protestant in Nazi Germany, in 1945; from "Political Quotations", Daniel B. Baker, ed. (The first part became lost in the sorting and is merely reconstructed by me from the context and my poor memory. – JZ) From another source, hopefully more correct: First they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I’m not a Jew. Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I’m not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I’m not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was no one left to help me. – Pastor Father Niemoeller (1946) - SOLIDARITY, RESISTANCE AGAINST DICTATORSHIPS, PERSECUTIONS: NAZI REGIME: RESISTANCE, RESIST THE BEGINNINGS
HUMAN RIGHTS: Thus the concept of human rights is no more than a logical statement derived from the observable fact of individual self-control - What it seeks to say is that despite the manifest differences we all have as individuals, no one person may NATURALLY control the energy of another.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Spring 1978, p.7. – May he do so unnaturally? – JZ, 8.9.13. - SELF-CONTROL, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-HELP
HUMAN RIGHTS: We are interested in human rights because we are involved with mankind. Beyond that there is the pragmatic argument. Human rights are a precondition to effective arms control.” - William F. Buckley, Jr., The Governor Listeth, Putnams, 1975-78, p.40. - Governments are the worst kind of arms controllers for the arms of other governments, as well as their own. – Free people, free individuals, are the best kinds of holders of rightful arms and can form the best kinds of organizations to control or destroy arms in the hands of territorial governments. - JZ, 29.4.00. – With regard to ther nuclear mass murder devices, the democratic governments are also quite out of control. At the same time they pass victim disarmament laws and consider nail files, and nail clippers and pocket knives as dangerous weapons in aircraft! – JZ, 30.4.13, 8.9.13W. - ARMS CONTROL
HUMAN RIGHTS: We each owe to the other to guarantee mutually the chance to earn, to possess, to learn, to marry, etc., etc., against any interference which would prevent the exercise of those rights by a person who wishes to ...” - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.141.
HUMAN RIGHTS: We want the unlimited liberty of man and of the citizen, except for the respect of the liberty of others: liberty of association, liberty of assembly, liberty of religion, liberty of the press, liberty of thought and speech, liberty of work, commerce and industry, liberty of education, in a word, absolute liberty.” - Proudhon, in JOURNAL DU PEOPLE, Nov. 1848, quoted in Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.243. – Why do so many with to reduce all individual rights to justo ne right or a few, or a single sentence rather than a sufficiently clear description of all of them? – JZ, 8.9.13. - MUTUALISM, PROUDHON
HUMAN RIGHTS: What are property rights, if not human rights? Animal rights? Vegetable rights?” - Wm. F. Buckley Jr., Quotations from Chairman Bill, 246. – In answer to the all too popular notion of “Human rights above property rights!” - PROPERTY RIGHTS,
HUMAN RIGHTS: What I miss in most writings on human rights are attempts to provide improved human rights codes. All too often they consider and discuss only some human rights and leave out all too many others. And even some wrongful mere claims against others are often treated as if they were genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, n.d. & 30.10.07.
HUMAN RIGHTS: What the concept of human rights does not say is that all human beings have equal ability. Or that they are equally deserving. What it acknowledges is a manifest inequality. But despite this manifest inequality, the charge is made that all men are equal in their abilities to control their own energies.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Spring 1978, p.7.
HUMAN RIGHTS: When a claimed human right does not directly or indirectly promote peace and prosperity and liberty for all rational beings, then I come to doubt that it is a genuine human right. - JZ, June 1984.
HUMAN RIGHTS: When they took the fourth amendment, I was quiet because I didn't deal drugs. // When they took the sixth amendment, I was quiet because I was innocent. // When they took the second amendment, I was quiet because I didn't own a gun. // Now they've taken the first amendment, and I can say nothing about it.” – Lyle Myhr – Compare the famous quote by Niemoeller. - BILL OF RIGHTS
HUMAN RIGHTS: When you deny human rights to others, who would be entitled to claim them, then you logically deny them to yourself, too. Human rights are meant only for people able and willing to respect them in others, i.e. for human beings who are rational and reasonable at least to that extent. - JZ, 26.7.1985.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Where human rights are not recognized one attempts to realize them without waiting for permission from anyone. - JZ, 4/2/77.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Who has still kept his faith that governments will fully respect or realize or even define all genuine individual human rights for us? - JZ, 30.1.86, 7.1.09. – GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, CONSTITUTIONALISTM
HUMAN RIGHTS: Without an understanding of human rights, cooperative survival becomes impossible.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 1975.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Without principles man is like a ship without steering and compass, so that it is driven hither and thither by the wind. - Retranslated by JZ from the German version: “Ohne Grundsaetze ist der Mensch wie ein Schiff ohne Steuer und Kompass, das von jedem Winde hin- und hergetrieben wird.” – Samuel Smiles, Der Character, 1. Kap. - PRINCIPLES
HUMAN RIGHTS: You can't even criticize human rights without using them. - JZ, 17.9.87.
HUMAN SACRIFICES: Human sacrifices have not been abolished. Now they occur e.g. as a result of indiscriminate bombing, “friendly fire”, “collateral damage”, and by political mass murders motivated by the “principle” of collective responsibility, against e.g. conscripts or tax slaves of despotic regimes. – JZ, 6.9.03, 16.10.07. – ENEMIES OR, LIKEWISE, VICTIMS OF TERRITORIAL VICTIMIZERS?
HUMAN SACRIFICES: Religious" people still go on making human sacrifices - of innocent people, to the "Gods" of these true believers, considering such actions to be their right and even their duty! I know of no Church or sect that clearly stands against collective responsibility, for individual sovereignty and secessionism, for monetary and financial freedom. How many of the remaining civil wars and terrorist actions are at least partly religiously motivated, although not necessarily by the dominant schools of religious "thought"? - JZ, 12. & 22.11.02, 7.12.10. - RELIGIOUS FANATICISM, ATTACKS, MURDERS, TERRORISM, SACRIFICES
HUMAN: In the immediate, urgent, and particular issues of daily life the major prophets, the seers and the sages, have remarkably little to offer by way of practical advice and specific guidance. The deposit of wisdom in the Bible and in the classic books does not contain a systematic and comprehensive statement of moral principles from which it is possible to deduce with clarity and certainty specific answers to concrete questions. He who goes to this wisdom looking for guidance of this sort will be disappointed. If he finds it there, he must come to it by analogy and by inference. The specific rules of conduct are not explicitly there. Were they there, the history of mankind would have been different. For terrible wars and poisonous hatreds arise among men who draw irreconcilable different practical conclusions from the same general principles.” - Walter Lippmann, The Public Philosophy, A Mentor Book, 1955, p.113. – Judging by this statement, the attempt to draft an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties may be the most important task before us – and yet it is still and generally ignored. – To my knowledge, Lippmann did not attempt to tackle this task, either, although I know of and digitized over 130 private attempts of this kind in the past. But, who cares? - JZ, 11.9.08. - RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, AN IDEAL DECLARATION OF ALL OF THEM, A STILL NOT SOLVED TASK, HOLY BOOKS, BIBLE, KORAN, RELIGIONS, CHRISTIANITY, MORALITY, ETHICS, PROPHETS, SCRIPTURES, LITERATURE, SOCIAL SCIENCES, MASS MEDIA
HUMAN: Only human. That's the trouble with them. Being human in this day isn't quite enough. I ask you, my friend, what is the history of conference?” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, 195. - As if we had already fully explored and utilized the full potential of human beings, e.g., via an Ideas Archive, Panarchies, Monetary Freedom and all forms of Self-management. – Conferences of leaders of territorial governments are rarely ever fruitful of anything rightful and sound. However, have anarchist and libertarian conferences so far been sufficiently fruitful? Have these diverse groups managed to clearly publish all their ideas and projects sufficiently together, in various references works and encyclopaedias, libraries and archives? Have they systematially tackled all their remaining controversies e.g. with digital argument mapping or are they almost as faction-rideen as are the political parties and religious groups and so strongly territorialist still in their approaches that they have failed to arrive at a common personal law program for all kinds of liberty lovers and all kinds of statists? – JZ, 8.9.13. - HUMANITY, MAN, NEW DRAFT
HUMAN: What good is it to be human without being humane?” - Christopher L. Bennett, Aggravated Vehicular Genocide, ANALOG 11/98, p.130. – HUMANE, HUMANITY, INDIVIDUALISM, MAN, Q.
HUMANE: By what strange and distorted definition could one be regarded as humane who would restrict and control the decision-making of other human beings over their own lives, or impose external direction upon others and does deny them the opportunity to create for themselves the diversity of experiences upon which personal development and self-actualization depend?” - Butler D. Shaffer, Calculated Chaos, p.227. – PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
HUMANENESS: consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.” - Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization, New York, McMillan Company, 1957, 292. - Are tyrants human beings? - JZ, 5.3.99. – At most are human sacrifices permitted as self-sacrifices. But to struggle for liberty for years to decades is often more difficult than giving one’s life in a particular liberty struggle. That may just require a momentary effort and then it is over. – Many of these short-term self-sacrifices were made – but freedom has still not been generally realized by them. Thus I assume them to be mostly ineffective to enlighten all human beings or large enough nunbers sufficiently. - JZ, 8.9.13. - HUMAN SACRIFICES, NEW DRAFT
HUMANISM: A system that worships humanity will in practice lead to hell.” – ( Ein System, das die Humanitaet vergoettert, wird sie in der Praxis verteufeln.” - Ernst R. Hauschka. - Even humanists are, naturally, not infallible. But as long as they turn only their own lives into misery or hell, they have the right to do so. They become inhuman if they want to enforce their theories over a whole territory and all its dissenters. They share that wrongful ambition with most other true believers, also with most "democrats" and most "republicans". - JZ, 5.7.92. - HUMANITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, DOGMATISM, FANATICISM, TRUE BELIEVERS, COMMUNISM, NAZIS, CHRISTIANITY, PEOPLE, NATIONALISM, RELIGIOUS & IDEOLOGICAL INTELERANCE, MYTH OF THE CHOSEN PEOPLE, RACE, FAITH, REFORMRS, DO-GOODERS, CHARITY, ALTRUISM
HUMANISM: Commitment to the use of critical reason, factual evidence, and scientific methods of inquiry, rather than faith and mysticism, in seeking solutions to human problems and answers to important human questions. - Wall Photos – Facebook, 8.3.12, by: Global Secular Humanist Movement - Ulrich F. Biele shared Global Secular Humanist Movement's photo. - # 705: “I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.” – POLITENESS, GENTLENESS, CONSIDERATENESS, RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF OTHERS
HUMANISM: Simak's humanists, human and alien alike, do not want wars. They consider war the ultimate evil; which it is.” - Harry Harrison, 1977, in introducing Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.7. - WAR
HUMANIST MOVEMENT CREED: Mariana Evica shared Global Secular Humanist Movement's photo: 1. Reason, not superstition. 2. Ethics, not dogma. 3. Respect, not worship. 4. Courage, not fear. 5. Fact, not myth. 6. Morality, not religion. 7. Clarity, not delusion. 8. Good, not God. 9. Sceptic, not cynic. 10. Rationality, not ideology. - THE SECULAR CREED. - Commitment to the use of critical reason, factual evidence, and scientific methods of inquiry, rather than faith and mysticism, in seeking solutions to human problems and answers to important human questions. - Global Secular Humanist Movement
HUMANITIES: Most of what has been misnamed the Humanities does not show much respect for the rights and liberties of individual humans or for minorities that would rather rule themselves than be ruled by others. - JZ, 6.9.98, 17.10.02.
HUMANITY: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” - Horace Mann, 1859. - DUTY, IDEALS
HUMANITY: Ethnicity is the small picture. Humanity is the big picture.” - Jewish wise man quoted on radio. - 14.10.93. - But no one should be bound to either picture but have his own choice. If any ethnic or world-wide community refused membership to particular individuals, then they should remain free to establish their own for themselves, country- or world-wide, under full exterritorial autonomy. Integration should be voluntary, too, i.e., should come by individual choice, not by law, with biologically mixed or integrated communities gradually taking over a larger and larger part of the world population. There has been and will be a strong biological pressure in this direction. - JZ, 28.10.02, 7.12.10. – ETHNICITY, INTEGRATION, SEGREGATION, AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRIOTORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM
HUMANITY: Find our own humanity and live up to it.” - Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Jesus Incident, p.400.
HUMANITY: Humanity consists in that never any person is intentionally sacrificed.” – (Humanitaet besteht darin, dass nie ein Mensch einem Zweck geopfert wird.) - Albert Schweitzer. – Es sei denn ein Opfer von sich selbst. Und auch da gibt es Pflichten gegen sich selbst. - Nach Kant. – (Unless a person freely sacrifices himself. And even then there are duties against oneself, which, according to Kant, are to be taken into consideration.) - Self-sacrifice may be moral, serving some larger value, or it may be irrational. Sacrificing others, without their consent, is almost always immoral. - JZ, 5.7.92. - SACRIFICES & SELF-SACRIFICES
HUMANITY: The humanity of men and women is inversely proportional to their numbers.” - Aldous Huxley. – Not masses, numbers, majorities should decide but individuals! – JZ, 7.1.09. - MOBS, MASSES, INDIVIDUALS
HUMANIZATION: The increasing humanization consists in this that we feel more and more how difficult it is to digest (integrate) other individuals.” – (Die zunehmende "Vermenschlichung" besteht darin, dass immer feiner empfunden wird, wie schwer der andere einzuverleiben ist.) - Nietzsche. - HUMANITY, INTEGRATION, CANNIBALIZATION, MAN, INDIVIDUALISM, COLLECTIVISM, MAN, TERRITORIALISM, ORGANIZATION, INTEGRATION, LEADERSHIP, UNITY, DIVERSITY
HUMANKIND: The condition of man … is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.” - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, I, 4 - Yes, under territorialism. Not under exterritorialism or voluntarism. - JZ, 12.10.02, 30.4.13. - HUMANS, HUMAN NATURE, WAR, AGGRESSION, INBORN AGGRESSIVENESS, MAN MANKIND, WAR, PEACE, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM
HUMANS & STARS IN OUR GALAXY, THE MILKY WAY, IN THE UNIVERSE: Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ration by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth. – Now, this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence, there are approximately a hundred billions stars in our local universe, the Milky way. So, for every man who has ever lived, in this universe, [galaxy! – JZ] there shines a star. – But every one of those stars is a sun, often far more brilliant and glorious than the small, nearby star we call the Sun. And many – perhaps most – of those alien suns have planets circling them. So, almost certainly, there is enough land in the sky to give every member of the human species, back to the first ape-man, his own private, world-sized heaven – or hell. – Arthur C. Clarke, 2001, a Space Odyssey, Arrow Books, 1984, beginning of Foreword. – PAN, NUMBERS, OVERPOPULATION? MALTHUSIANISM? IS MANKIND RUNNING OUT OF SPACE & RESOURCES?
HUMANS: Human rights for all who are human. Hitler, e.g., wasn't. - JZ, 15.11.75. - Tyrants are intolerable aliens. They must be exterminated if they cannot be put in circus cages. - JZ, 19.10.02. - Whoever believes that Saddam Hussein was freely and willingly elected by 100% of his voters - will believe anything. - Alas, the communist regimes got away with such pretences for all too long. - No tyrant is human enough to deserve all human rights. Nevertheless, he should be granted the liberty to lord it over volunteers. We may need their deterrent examples to appreciate our liberties. - JZ, 3.11.02. - HUMAN RIGHTS, TYRANNICIDE
HUMANS: Humans are the real aliens to each other. They do not know each other, not even themselves, They do not know their rights and their liberties, their potentials, their options - most of them do not - and most of them do not even bother to seek them out or are interested in them when confronted by them. They are rather prejudiced against them. - JZ, 6.7.99. - Most humans are aliens and enemies towards the highest potentials in human beings. - JZ, 17.10.02. - ALIENS, STRANGERS, FOREIGNERS, EXTRATERRESTRIALS
HUMANS: the pattern of human life upon the planet Earth. A solid pattern, linked and double-linked, made strong through many years. Nothing can threaten it, nothing can shake it. With certain slow and gradual changes, it will prevail against any threat which may be brought against it.” - Clifford Simak, Skirmish, in: Strangers in the Universe, p.143. - The territorial pattern, although becoming stronger in recent centuries, has not made man more free and secure but more unfree and insecure. Slow and gradual all-over changes are not permitted by this framework. It leads to sudden and over-whelming disasters, especially when combined with notions of "collective responsibility" and the ABC mass murder "weapons". Only individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities would permit slow and gradual changes away from it, for individuals and minorities - and these changes might soon come fast and for many and lead to ruther sudden and radical changes on a large scale - but all only for volunteers. - JZ, 18.10.02, 8.9.13. - MAN, SURVIVAL, GRADUALISM, PANARCHISM
HUMILITY: In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates.” - Franklin. - Was Jesus humble in claiming a God as his father? I hold the advice only to be useful in not unnecessarily provoking others but, rather pacifying them. But should one be humble towards aggressors or proudly stand up for individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 30.4.00. – Socrates, too, stated that he should be honored rather than tried for his life. – JZ, 7.1.09. – JESUS CHRIST, SOCRATES
HUMILITY: The virtue of pride, which was once the beauty of mankind, has given place to that fount of all ugliness, Christian humility.” - Max Ernst, Quoted by John Russell, Max Ernst. - For all too long men were ignorant, prejudiced, religious fanatics, unwashed, badly nourished, illiterate and the playthings for princes. Were they the beauty of mankind, giving us reasons to be proud? They had neither sufficient self-respect nor respect for the rights and liberties of others. Christianity certainly did not enlighten, liberate and civilize them sufficiently but rather supported their oppression for many centuries. That was one of the reasons for it becoming a State religion. - Not that the pride of barbaric invaders was any better founded. - JZ, 19.10.02, 8.9.13. – PRIDE, THE MYTH OF THE CHOSEN PEOPLE, NATIONALISM, RACISM, CHAUVINISM
HUMOUR: Humour is recognition of anomalies.” – “Humor ist Erkenntniks der Anomalien.” – Hebbel
HUMOUR: Just possibly the Achilles Heel of the State is its funny bone. There is, after all, nothing more anarchic than humour. It sounds preposterous, but maybe all libertarians need to do to win liberty is laugh the State to death.” - Michael Grossberg, NEW LIBERTARIAN, 5/6, 78-80, p.22. – Needed: A comprehensive collection of libertarian jokes! – JZ, 7.1.09. - JOKES
HUMOUR: Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are and what they might have been.” - William Hazlitt - LAUGHTER, MAN, HUMOUR, JOKES
HUMOUR: Perhaps one can use humour as a weapon for liberty once one fully understands its nature and can, consequently, attempt to synthesize it. - JZ, 5.7.86. - In the meantime we ought to systematically and persistently collect and spread all jokes that do promote liberty, ideally, in an encyclopaedia of libertarian humour. - JZ, 18.10.02.
HUMOUR: What I want to do is make people laugh so that they'll see things seriously.” - William K. Zinsser. - LAUGHTER, WIT, SATIRE, RIDICULE, JOKES
HUMOUR: Wit consists in discerning the resemblance between things that differ, and the difference between things that are alike.” - Anna Louise de Staël, De l'Allemagne, III, 1810.
HUMOUR: Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities, the meeting of extremes round a corner.” - Leigh Hunt, Table-Talk, 1851.
HUMOUR: Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.” - Author unidentified. - WIT, JOKES, JESTS
HUMOUR: Wit may be considered a combination of dissimilar images, or discovery of occult resemblances in things apparently unlike.” - Source? (Accidentally cut away. Only the Ibid - remained. - JZ) Schopenhauer made a similar remark.
HUNGER: All you have to do is leave people alone.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.120. - That does not quite apply e.g. to natural catastrophes. But voluntary and private catastrophe insurance is also possible and in certain forms, using monetary freedom and loan or levy arrangements, affordable. - When they are subject to despotic rulers some outside help against them, consisting mainly of the provision of a libertarian resistance, liberation, revolution and military insurrection program, advanced by an international militia federation, would also be justified interventionism. - JZ, 24.1.02. – Most helpful might be the platforms and examples of governments in exile, all only for their present and their future volunteers, in form of panarchies. - STARVATION, POVERTY, UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, IN FORM OF COMPETING VOLUNTEER COMMUNITIES, PANARCHISM
HUNGER: Hunger is the father of servility.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - Only the ignorant hungry would seek still more oppression and exploitation, camouflaged as "security" and "protection", which would cause still more hunger, as many serfs experienced under the serfdom of feudalism. The rulers, lords and masters can usually only shift hunger around, to others, unless they really manage to somewhat protect free production and exchange. - JZ, 26.7.92, 19.10.02. - Hunger, in the case of the downfall of the Roman Empire and the rise of feudalism, might have been caused largely by excessive taxation, combined with a deflationary condition, due to the fact that rare metals were considered to be the only monetary exchange options. - JZ, 19.10.02. - SERVILITY, STATISM
HUNGER: in 1969, an economist, Dr. Ruth Logue, retired now from the Federal Reserve Board, published a fascinating essay in the Washington Post. Dr. Logue had had training in agricultural economics on the basis of which she was able, with authority, to single out four basic foods that could satisfy 99 % of our biological requirements. They are bulgur wheat, dried skimmed milk, dried beans and lard. (Later she withdrew the recommendation that lard be included, on the grounds that it was only marginally necessary.) Dr. Logue had a modest proposal to make. It was this: that unlimited supplies of these foods should be made available to anyone who wanted them. There would be, in other words, no eligibility requirements. She used the term 'lifeline foods'. Under her plan, every grocery store in the U.S. would have been furnished with as much of the four foods as there was any call for. Anyone short of sustenance could, by use of these foods, maintain perfect health, however uninteresting the diet. She reminded us that in fact most people in the world cling naturally to a narrow diet, for instance the Chinese and their rice. Mexicans and their beans, even Americans and their hamburgers. - What about the factor of cost? Extremely interesting. Dr. Logue estimated that the cost of implementing her program would be about $ 1 billion. Translated into the inflated dollars of 1983, that figure would rise to about $ 3 billion. … As things now stand, we are spending $312 billion in social welfare. In 1968 we were spending (I am using constant dollars) just over $100 billion. The cost of our food stamp program is not $ 3 billion, but over three times that sum, $ 11.2 billion… To spend $ 300 billion a year while hunger, abatable at $ 3 billion, survives, is an example of the muddled mind at work, spending, spending, spending and accomplishing very little. - Dr. Logue was not making an argument against welfare unrelated to hunger. Nor is this such an argument. There are still schools that are needed, shelter, medical care. But the first of these is, acknowledgedly, hunger. And given that we have a huge agricultural surplus, the existence of hunger in a country groaning with excess food makes keener the paradox …” - William F. Buckley, Jr., Right Reason, ed. by Richard Brookhiser, Little Brown & Co, 1985, 154-56, ch. 8, Hunger and the Feds, dated August 20, 1983. - MINIMUM DIETARY REQUIREMENTS & SOCIAL SERVICES, POVERTY, WELFARE STATE, STARVATION, BASIC FOOD OPTIONS
HUNGER: It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms.” - Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. - "Freedom from hunger" was one of Roosevelt's "The Four Freedoms". - The less freedom to produce and exchange is left, the more people go hungry. - JZ, 3.4.89. - Seeing the restrictions and penalties governments impose upon economic actions, shall we therefore conclude that governments want people to suffer, remain poor or even go hungry? Those who talk and legislate most about poverty and the poor seem to do the most they can do to preserve or even increase poverty by their "wars against poverty, which are in effect wars against the poor. - JZ, 3.4.89, 19.10.02. – FREEDOM, POVERTY & WAR AGAINST THE POOR
HUNGER: Those without sufficient knowledge of freedom and its potential expects their salvation to come from a God, King, Lord or the State. - They fail to consider the consequences of “the release of all creative energies." – (A formula coined by Leonard E. Read). - JZ, 19.10.02. - STATISM, SERFDOM, SERVILITY, SLAVERY, SUBORDINATION, LACK OF INITIATIVE, KNOWLEDGE & IDEAS
HUNGER: Where there is full liberty there is no involuntary hunger. - JZ, 12.11.75. - STARVATION & LIBERTY
HUNGER: Where there is hunger there is no liberty.”- Blanqui. - Ignorance, stupidity, prejudice, wrongful and senseless wars, revolutions and monetary and financial despotism can also lead to it but they are likewise based upon lack of rights and liberty. - JZ, 19.10.02. - STARVATION & LIBERTY
HUNTING: A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to go out and kill something.” - Stephen Leacock. - As if all sportsmen were hunters or fishermen! - JZ, 29.6.00.- FISHING & SPORTS
HUNTING: Do those who hunt, mostly relatively defenceless animals, for pleasure, have a higher than normal rate, too, for violent crimes against innocent humans? - JZ, 14.10.92.
HUNTING: Hunters should declare open season upon themselves. - JZ, 14.10.92. - JOKES
HUNTING: I have no problem with hunting for food. But hunting will never be a sport until deer are issued Uzis and rabbits are taught to lay claymores.” - Larry Kirby - from Monica Cellio homepage
HUNTING: I wish hunters would go after mosquitoes, flies, lice, mice, rates, microbes, i.e. after real pests instead of animals that are just doing their things without harming human beings. Hunters are throwbacks to times when we depended upon hunting for our survival. - JZ, 18.10.02.
HUNTING: The hunt was an invitation, which I was obliged to decline. It is my firm conviction that a gentleman should never shoot anything he does not plan to eat.” Thatcher grinned a slow grin. “Always, excepting lawyers.” - Joseph R. Garber, In A Perfect State, p.117. - SHOOTING ANIMALS AS A SPORT, LAWYERS, JOKES
HUNTING: The systematic hunting and killing of non-ranking and mostly conscripted soldiers, also of women, children, sick and old people (collateral damage, indiscriminate air raids and artillery fire, ABC mass murder devices), by the military slaves of another "nation", using supposedly scientific and modern "weapons" for such slaughters, is what upsets me most. Beyond the skill in hunting and killing no quite rightful and rational aim and purpose is pursued by the decision-makers on either side. They just seem to delight in their power. And all too many are still prepared to grant them that power. The number of civilian victims or non-combatants, keeps going up rather than down, as a result of applied military "science", thus indicating how unscientific and indiscriminate its methods still are. It is up to libertarians to develop and apply real defence, liberation and revolutionary warfare methods. Those of territorial nationalists, totalitarians and terrorists, quite obviously, cannot be relied upon. - JZ, 26.7.87, 19.10.02. – HUNTING MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN, WAR, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, DECISION, WAR AIMS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, TERRITORIALISM
HUNTING: When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport: when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.” - G. B. Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionaries. - Most victims of hunters are much less dangerous than tigers are - and none can shoot back. - JZ, 23.5.99. - AS A SPORT
HYPOCRICY: Rule by hypocrites, the only form of government there is.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer's Lexicon. – GOVERNMENTS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS ETC.
HYPOCRISY: Where terror reigns, hypocrisy will raise its changing faces.” - Dagobert Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.58. - TERROR
HYPOTHESES: Hypotheses are cradle-songs with which the teacher puts his pupils to sleep. The genuine and thinking observer learns more and more of his limitations. He becomes aware that the more knowledge spreads, the more problems do appear.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”, JZ tr. of: “Hypothesen sind Wiegenlieder, womit der Lehrer seine Schueler einlullt; der denkende, treue Beobachter lernt immer mehr seine Beschraenkung kennen; er sieht, je weiter sich das Wissen ausbreitet, desto mehr Probleme kommen zum Vorschein.” - Compare the remark of Leonard E. Read, that the total sphere of knowledge, when growing, gets a larger and larger periphery, where it confronts the still unknown. – JZ, 15.9.08. - KNOWLEDGE, PROBLEMS.HYPOTHESES: The great tragedy of science, the slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact.” - Thomas Henry Huxley. - Unfortunately, and especially in the social "sciences" the facts have not yet managed to slay enough hypotheses, speculations, assertions, dogmas, beliefs, false generalisations and whole schools of thought. - A libertarian encyclopaedia and one of the best refutations of popular errors, myths and prejudices, would be helpful, as well as an Ideas Archive and comprehensive, permanent and cheap libertarian publishing on media like microfiche, floppy disks and CDs. 3 TBs HDDs, book sized, are now down to A $ 128. Would all freedom texts require more storage space? - JZ, 29.10.02. – Such prices, for two of the better known brands, are still current prices in Australia. – JZ, 8.9.13. – Most notions advanced as theories lack sufficient factual backing to be theories. They are no more than hypotheses, often under false or flawed premises and assumptions, lack of logic, lack of relevant knowledge. – JZ, 8.9.13. -NEW DRAFT, Q.