Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices
Index - W2
(2013 - 2014)
WEAPONS: a crucial fact about government: that its compulsory monopoly over the weapons of coercion has led it, over the centuries, to infinitely more butcheries and infinitely greater tyranny and oppression than any decentralized, private agencies could possibly have done.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.243. – I would rather speak about weapons of defence, as opposed to weapons that cannot be used discriminatingly and which are, thus, by their very nature, means for aggression. – JZ, 29.8.08. - GOVERNMENTS, WEAPONS MONOPOLY, CRIME, PROTECTION, GUN CONTROL LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, SELF-DEFENCE
WEAPONS: a number of people who, calling themselves libertarians, view a free society as one in which they carry the guns rather than having the government carry them. …” – LE FEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 75. – Well, that is at least one of the pre-conditions for libertarianism, to achieve it for libertarians and to make it last – at least for them. – JZ, n.d. & 29.8.08. – GUN CONTROL LAWS, MILITIA, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, NWT
WEAPONS: a public allowance, under due restrictions, of the natural right of resistance and self-preservation, when the sanctions of society and law are found insufficient to restrain the violence of oppression.” – Blackstone on the right to bear arms, quoted by the Queensland Progress Party in its submission on the Fire Arms Act.
WEAPONS: A sharp tongue is, in many countries, already a forbidden weapon.”– Sponti-Spezial – (“Eine spitze Zunge ist in vielen Laendern schon unerlaubter Waffenbesitz.”) – Precisely in these countries firearms should be in the hands of as many decent people as possible and none should be in the hands of the forces of those governments. – JZ, 29.8.08. - JOKES
WEAPONS: A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca, c. 4BC - 65AD.
WEAPONS: A toast to the weapons of war: may they rust in peace.” – Robert Orben, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 1/77. - JOKES
WEAPONS: Abolish all firearm laws.” – L. Neil Smith, Fort Collins, Colorado, LIBERTARIAN OPTION, 9/75. – I heard recently, regretfully, that he is having difficulties getting more of his libertarian science fiction novels published. I would gladly buy all those that I haven’t got in print from him – as email attachments, or on disk, if he so offered them. – Perhaps he could make even more money from such writings in this way than in the conventional way? – And for those who want his books in print, he could have an agreement with a publisher who produces books upon demand from the digitized texts. – Conventional book publishing is not the ultimate solution. - JZ, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: all the guns must not be on the bad side. There had to be guns for the right, too!” – Louis L’Armour, To Tame a Land, p.75. – I would rather have all the guns for the right side only, private defenders of their rights and liberties and organized defenders of individual rights and liberties, organized in quite rightful militias. The government’s police force is not set up and maintained to fight for what is right but at best or worst only for what passes now as law, no matter how wrongful and irrational it may be, morally and objectively. - Rather, no guns for the bad side. Guns only in the hands of moral, rational, civilized and thus responsible people. – A “land” does not have to be “tamed” but savage people, criminals with victims, have to become tamed or eliminated. - JZ, 20.10.85, 29.8.08. – POLICE, LAWS, MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS, GUN CONTROL LAWS
WEAPONS: Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest." - Mahatma Gandhi "Gandhi, An Autobiography", M. K. Gandhi, p.446. - Undoubtedly, the native officials in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are now better armed and militarily organized than before - but, are the people? And do the present rulers abuse their powers less than the English colonial rulers did? - JZ, 29.10.02. – Disarming its princes made some sense. Disarming its people did not. – Did he say that before or after he started preaching non-violent “resistance”? – JZ, 29.9.08. - & LIBERTY, GUN CONTROL LAWS, TOTAL NON-VIOLENCE? GANDHI
WEAPONS: An armed society is a polite society. –Robert A. Heinlein - An armed society is a polite society”. - Dangerous Buttons No. 98. - ARMS & GUNS MAKE FOR POLITENESS, GUN CONTROL LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, SELF-DEFENCE
WEAPONS: an unarmed citizenry has no way to resist the State.” – SANTA BARBARA NEWS AND REVIEW, “Chilean Calls Junta ‘Nazis’”, 21.9.73, p.8. – If the Leftists had come to power, instead, would they have treated their opponents any better? I read then that ca. 20,000 independent transport firms, truck and bus owners, etc., feared expropriation by the State socialist Allende government and thus welcomed the military take-over. – On an exterritorial autonomy basis the State socialists and the free marketeers could have peacefully coexisted, with individuals freely choosing between them, every day. – By now the State socialists would, probably, have lost most of their voluntary customers and would have only themselves to blame for this. - JZ, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: And if someone is pleased to run about with pistols and hand-grenades in his belt, even pulling a small machine gun behind himself through the streets, he should not be deprived of this childish fun, as long as he does not direct his weapons against people with different opinions.” – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.129. – At the same time, people, including taxi-, tram-, bus- and train drivers or conductors, should also be free to shun them, refuse to transport them and allow them into their bars, hotels, shops, parties, cinemas, theatres etc. The mental state of people who overload themselves with weapons, in a peaceful time and area, is always suspect. Naturally, bank guards etc. should be free to exclude them as well. – They are a bit like tigers, lions, bears, poisonous snakes and crocodiles on the prowl. - JZ, 29.8.08, 13.4.11.
WEAPONS: And when the people become agitated over too much government interference and physical force, government decides to keep the peace by confiscating the citizen’s guns.” – From a leaflet by SLL.
WEAPONS: Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the “real” object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?" - Patrick Henry. - ARMS, GUN CONTROL
WEAPONS: Arm and train yourself to protect your rights. – JZ, 10/72.
WEAPONS: arm the public. Make sure everybody has a gun and knows how to use it. Even up the odds some way or the other.” - Robert Anton Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat: The Trick Top Hat, p.45. – At one stage, in America, the revolver was rightly called “the great equalizer”, a rightful and efficient tool, when rightly used. That tradition seems to be all too much forgotten by all too many. – JZ, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: As great as it would be if there were no guns in the world and no need for them, that’s not the way it is or will be. If anyone has the right to weapons, all law-abiding people have the right to weapons. - If the time ever comes, when there is at least one honest policeman on duty at all times at every household and every business, maybe then there would be no need for personal weapons.” – Charles T. Blackwell, York, S.C., then Chairman of the Libertarian Party of South Carolina, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2.76. – That would require, at least, 3 policeman a day in 3 shifts for every household! And who would then similarly guard the households of as many policemen and who could afford such a protection? – Self-help is the most important part of the answer, here, too. – JZ, 29.8.08. - POLICE, PROTECTION, SELF-DEFENCE
WEAPONS: As with most crimes, it was not the police who stopped the shooter from claiming more lives ... As the tragedy at Monash indicates, the task of stopping crimes during their commission inevitably falls to private citizens." - John Whitley THE AGE, (10/28/02). - POLICE, PROTECTION, SELF-DEFENCE
WEAPONS: Aux arms citoyen!” – Proper arms and proper citizens! Discriminating arms, used only for rightful purposes, and citizens that are volunteers only. With the rightful purposes described in a declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, n.d. & 29.8.08. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & A SUITABLE MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION
WEAPONS: Ban Frying Pans! We missed it, but National Review didn’t. A study of murder in West Germany has disclosed that the favorite weapon of West German women is the frying pan. Urging that no one tell anti-pistol packin’ Senator Birch Bayh about the study, NR says, “Next thing you know ‘Saturday nigh skillets’ will be banned and you’ll need a permit to flip your flapjack.” – RICHMOND (VA) NEWS LEADER, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, May 75. – I guess that the heavy and old-fashioned cast iron frying pans are mainly involved and not lightweight aluminum or stainless steel ones. – They can hit, on a particular spot, almost as hard as a hammer and are more readily at hand to housewives, as a rule, than is a hammer. - JZ, 29.8.08. – JOKES, GUN CONTROL LAWS
WEAPONS: Banning Handguns – Helping the Criminal Hunt You.” – Article by van den Haag and Richardson, NEW WOMAN, Nov.-Dec., 1975, p.81. - VICTIM DISARMAMENT LAWS, GUN CONTROL LAWS
WEAPONS: Before all else, be armed.” – Niccolo Machiavelli. – Quoted in Seldes.
WEAPONS: Cars kill more people than guns – yet countless bad drivers are licenced drivers. – JZ, 17.7.77. – GUN CONTROL LAWS
WEAPONS: Certain people shouldn’t have any weapons and certain “weapons” shouldn’t be in the hands of any people. – JZ, 74. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT
WEAPONS: Could anything be more immoral than a system which is unable to prevent these young thugs from buying arms, but which denies the law-abiding citizen the power to defend himself?” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 4/73.
WEAPONS: Defence, the protection of human rights, is man’s only rational justification for taking up arms.” – Lanny Friedlander: “The Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight”, in REASON. - SELF-DEFENCE
WEAPONS: Disarm criminals and arm victims. – JZ, 23.11.87.
WEAPONS: Do you care about freedom? Dreams may have inspired it, and wishes promoted it, but only war and weapons have made it yours.” – Robert Ardrey. – He, too, got major factors quite wrong. - Armed resistance, uprisings, revolutions, not war brought liberty. Instead of “The Territorial Imperative” he should have written: “The Exterritorial Imperative” for human beings. – JZ, 29.8.08. - Most wars reduce rather than increase liberties. - JZ, 13.4.11.
WEAPONS: Doesn’t it sometimes strike you as odd that all our governments who loudly claim to rule by the will of the people are willing to run almost any risk rather than let their people have arms? Isn’t it almost a principle that a people should not be allowed to defend itself, but should be forced to defend its Government? The only people I know who are trusted by their government are the Swiss.” – John Wyndham, The Kraken Waves, p.161. - DEFENCE, PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT, GUN CONTROL LAWS. - 2011
WEAPONS: Everybody but criminals, small children, madmen and addicts should be armed and trained with handy defensive weapons. – JZ, 2.9.87.
WEAPONS: Evil, aggression, violent crimes, must not just be criticized, protested against or softly treated. It must be fought, not just non-violently but with weapons suitable for this purpose. – JZ, n.d.
WEAPONS: Fear the Government that Fears Men with Guns.” – SLL button No. 434.
WEAPONS: For the exercise of the right to resist, every rational being has the right to own and carry arms, which by their nature do not automatically endanger the elementary rights. - Comment: All weapons for mass extermination inevitably threaten or offend against human rights and natural rights of rational beings, while infantry and police weapons can be used discriminately, sparing innocent people, avoiding unnecessary destruction. – From the Human Rights draft in PEACE PLANS No.4, point 49.
WEAPONS: Governments are afraid of guns in the hands of the people – because the people might use them against their authoritarian governments. Surely, most governments have given the people enough reasons for resisting them, effectively, not only with ineffective territorial votes, or cases before government courts, which hardly ever stopped any legalized or illegal crime committed by any territorial government. – The first governmental wrong they ought to abolish, after its weapons monopoly is done away with, is the government’s territorial monopoly. It must be replaced by individual and group secessionism, combined with exterritorial autonomy for all kinds of voluntary communities. Leaving statist communities only for statists. This would, by the way, also eliminate targets for mass murder devices. It would also abolish monetary despotism and with it inflations, deflations, stagflations and involuntary mass unemployment. – JZ, 29.8.08. – GUN CONTROL LAWS, NWT, MILITIA, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOTING
WEAPONS: Gun control by governments concerning firearms in the hands of criminals does not work any better than nuclear disarmament efforts by governments. In both cases the arms remain in the hands of criminals. – JZ, 18.12.82. – NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT BY GOVERNMENTS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, CRIMINALS
WEAPONS: Guns are not out of control. … people who use them criminally are out of control.” – Ken Faming? Farming? Fauning?, REASON, 11/82. – Rather than controlling armed criminals or eliminating them, governments engage in victim disarmament. That they can do, and do, to a large extent, while they are, obviously, unable to disarm or control criminals. They cannot even control their own police forces sufficiently. And how often did police commissioners, their deputies or some ordinary policemen act themselves criminally or were involved with criminals? – Are governments likely to publish a correct statistic on that? - JZ, 28.8.08, 18.5.14. - CRIMINALS, POLICE, PROTECTION
WEAPONS: He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. – Bible, Luke 22:36. – CHRISTIANITY, FORCE, CHRISTIAN NONVIOLENCE?
WEAPONS: Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed prophets have been destroyed.” – Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, 1513, ch.6. – Another version: “All the armed prophets conquered; all the unarmed ones perished.” - Quoted in Seldes. – Since Bolshevism is also a religion, one might regard Lenin as its prophet. - Did any other prophets murder more innocents than e.g. Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mao, through their territorial henchmen? - JZ, 13.4.11.
WEAPONS: I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.” – Thomas Alva Edison, quoted in: - Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell, The Trigger, Harper/Collins Publishers, www.voyager-books.com 1999, p.354. Also in: N.Y. TIMES, June 8, 1915. - Well, even at his time there were already more than enough of them. – But he might have occupied himself with inventing some temporarily but otherwise harmless disabling weapons, which would have reduced the rate of killings in wars. – JZ, 29.8.08. - It is not weapons that kill but institutions, ideologies and their believers, including constitutional States, all essentially territorial States, or leading to them and their consequences, that do turn masses of people into killers, apart from the relatively few violent criminals, e.g. by conscripting, training, disciplining them and then sending them off into wars, essentially stating (to themselves only): I have no other use for you. Win for me and I will profit greatly from this victory. Lose, and only you will die and I will go on living safely and prosperously, even when I have been retired from power. – A thought of Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, often stated to me but here expressed in my own words. – JZ, 22.4.09. - A man like Einstein was unprincipled enough to recommend the development and use of a mass murder device like the atomic bomb. - JZ, 13.4.11. - & INVENTIONS, INSTITUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM, CONSCRIPTION, MILITARY TRAINING, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES.
WEAPONS: I do not wish to see guns in the hands of all the world, for there are other ferae naturae besides hares and partridges.” – Horace Walpole, Letter to the Countess Ossory, Sept. 26, 1789. – This right, just like most other individual rights and liberties, is meant only for sufficiently rational and moral beings. – That some people, outwardly, do resemble humans is not enough. – JZ, 29.8.08, 13.4.11.
WEAPONS: I would argue in favor of Americans’ continuing ownership of weapons by adjusting a National Rifle Association slogan to fit my anarchist view:” If guns were outlawed, only the Government would have guns.” – Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – ARMS MONOPOLY
WEAPONS: Ideology counts. The only catch is – almost always when ideology counts, it does the counting with a sword.” – Christopher Anvil, Ideological Defeat, ANALOG, 9/72. – Ideologies tend to defeat themselves if they insist on a territorial monopoly without even bothering to explore the alternative of exterritorial autonomy or experimental freedom for their volunteers. – JZ, 29.8.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, IDEOLOGIES, INTOLERANCE, VIOLENCE, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS
WEAPONS: If a small quantity of dynamite explodes there may be a serious but local accident; if a minute quantity of nerve gas is let loose there may be a final and universal accident. Man has created stuff so dangerous that it must not be deliberately used, or allowed to leak out or be stolen, ever.” – A. J. Carter. – PROGRESS, 2/77. – So why produce it, stockpile it and keep it in readiness? The most important and quite fundamental questions are rarely asked by governments, if ever, and still all too rarely by their victims. - JZ, 29.8.08. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, ACCIDENTAL WARS, ABC MASS MURDER DEVICES, Q.
WEAPONS: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” – Source?
WEAPONS: If guns are policed only police will have guns.” – Bumpersticker offered by Bruce Thompson in REASON, 4/74.
WEAPONS: in future we can’t let the people take away our weapons.” – Den Xiaoping, Mao’s successor. (*) – B. A. Santamaria added: “An important admission but a strange injunction for an army supposed to represent the people.” – (*) Precisely that should be the aim and practice of freedom-loving people. – JZ, 4.7.89.
WEAPONS: In Kansas City, a citizen who killed a burglar by throwing a 14 oz. jar of grape jelly at him will not be prosecuted. - AP/PPFE). Not even for possession of a deadly weapon?” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 10/79. - JOKES
WEAPONS: In the 19th century it took still 100,000 bullets, in the average, to kill a single enemy soldier. In WW I, according to Philip Warner, World War One, Cassell, 1998, p.10, it took only 50,000. However, by now, nuclear weapons in the hands of territorial governments allow them to kill millions of people, mostly non-combatants in a single large city, with a single nuclear “weapon”. Should we continue voting for any such government? Even those without standing armies or nuclear weapons can be rather annoying in all too many ways, at least for their dissenters and, via taxation, government debts, inflation, deflation and mass unemployment, for all of their subjects. – Between them, territorial governments have become not only superfluous and annoying but the greatest threat to the survival of mankind. - JZ, 12.10.11, 8.4.12, 19.5.14. - GOVERNMENTS, WAR, TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, DEFENCE, PROTECTION, “MILITARY EFFECTIVENESS”, STANDING ARMIES
WEAPONS: It is those without arms who are now subject to arms control by those who have arms.” – J. Kesner Kahn, NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, No. 2/84. - CRIMINALS
WEAPONS: Just because an ailment afflicts 2% of the population is no cause to inflict the urge on the other 98%.” – Bayle Dean, Chairman, Savannah YAF, Savannah, Georgia. – NEW GUARD, July-August 1978. – As if the possession of a gun inflicted the urge to abuse it. Such flawed notions are, usually, uttered by advocates, rather than opponents of gun control laws. - The 2% of the population, who are violent criminals should be disarmed, if possible. The rest of the population, all honest adults, should be free to arm themselves against those criminals, whom the police were unable to disarm. - JZ, 13.4.11. – Crimes committed with weapons should be much more severely punished, so that such crimes would be much less if anyting. – JZ, 18.5.14. - GUN CONTROL LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT PAYING, CRIMINALS,
WEAPONS: Let’s gun down the gun laws! – JZ, 17.5.75, 13.4.11. - Let’s shoot down the anti-gun laws. – JZ, 3.8.75.
WEAPONS: Most people have seen justifications for the use of firearms, e.g. in Westerns and in cops and robbers shows, on TV and in cinemas, dozens to hundreds of times and yet they remain still undecided on or even opposed to the rightful use of guns. Why? Don’t they trust themselves sufficiently with such tools? Just like they might not want to drive a racing car or fly a jet plane? Or a helicopter? If so, then, under freedom, they would simply abstain from such activities. Alas, not satisfied with that, they want to deny others the rightful and careful use of these tools, even in the defence of their basic rights and liberties! People who are so unreliable, irresponsible, ignorant, intolerant and prejudiced should not even be allowed to have a vote in a territorial State, no more so than children, madmen or convicts. I would certainly not want to have them in my community of volunteers – but others are welcome to them. – JZ, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: No doubt about it, there is a popular clamor for law and order. And whenever there is a popular clamor, politicians rush forth with their standard solution: Pass a law! Gun control affords a current case in point. As if the remedy for murder rests on the registration of firearms or a law against their possession! It seems doubtful that any of these proposed laws could be effectively administered. But even if firearms were abolished altogether, to what extent would killings be lessened? Not one whit! A killer has a thousand and one other means at his disposal. Deprive him of one and he will resort to another. – There is already a law against murder, whether by firearms, knives, poisons, strangulation, clubs, or whatever. Severe penalties are prescribed and well known, despite which people still commit murder. This should remind us that the law without has but a limited competency when it comes to controlling – let along improving – behavior.” – Leonard E. Read, The Coming Aristocracy, p.101/02. - Furthermore, there are already ca. 10,000 to 20,000 anti-gun laws in the U.S.A. alone, according to some reports. What has been their positive effect, if any? – JZ, 29.8.08. – LAW & ORDER, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, GUN LAWS
WEAPONS: Only a fool points a gun when he doesn’t have to, and only a fool doesn’t point a gun when he has to.” – Avram Davidson, Mutiny in Space, White Lions Publ., London, N.Y., 1973.
WEAPONS: Only a people in arms // Can speak a valid word, // Can create a Germany // without fratricide. - Weapons, weapons, weapons // in the fists of the people, // Even if this horrifies all priests // and also all squires! (aristocrats?)” – George Herwegh, 2 verses from “Aux armes citoyens!” - May 1866. – Only in JZ tr. of: “Nur ein Volk in Waffen // Spricht ein gueltig Wort, // Kann ein Deutschland schaffen // Ohne Brudermord. - Waffen, Waffen, Waffen // In des Volkes Faust, // Dass es allen Pfaffen, // Allen Junkern graust.“
WEAPONS: only concern was to develop gases and diseases that would be safe for the users to handle – you know, clear ways of destroying other people who were to inconsiderate as to be foreigners.” – Edgar Pangborn, The Company of Glory, p.44. – FOREIGNERS, ENEMIES, MASS MURDER DEVICES, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT
WEAPONS: Only rightful weapons, weapons that can be used defensively, with sufficient discrimination, should be in the hands of anyone who is rational, moral and responsible enough for them. The optimal organization for this would be a voluntary militia for the defence of all genuine individual rights and liberties – to the extent that volunteers do claim them for themselves. – JZ, 3.8.78, 29.8.08. - MILITIA & HUMAN RIGHTS
WEAPONS: Penalties for the possession of firearms merely turn honest, strong-willed men into outlaws.” – From a Submission by the Progress Party, Queensland, to the Minister of Police, on amendments to the Firearms Act.
WEAPONS: Property owners and working people – arm, organize and train yourself with rightful weapons - against all looters and extortionists, especially the official ones. – JZ, 8.3.75. – “Aux arms citoyens!” – But arm yourself also with the knowledge required on how to use such weapons quite rightfully only, i.e., in the defence of individual rights and liberties – only against those, who suppress or threaten these rights. The very first “weapon” you ought to provide yourself with is a complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties, which territorial governments cannot or will not provide you with. – JZ, 29.8.08. - The fact that other such rights may still be discovered in the future should not deter us from declaring all those that have already been discovered, as well as we can, by now. - JZ, 13.4.11. - PEOPLE IN ARMS, IDEAL MILITIAS VS. TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, NWT, TAXATION, LIBERATION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION & VOLUNTARY STATE MEMBERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL PEACEFUL MINORITIES
WEAPONS: Should women be confined to their fists against husbands who beat them and their children? – JZ, 29.8.08 – Q.
WEAPONS: stricter sentencing for the use of firearms in crime ...” – From the submission of the Queensland Progress Party on the Firearms Act. - CRIME
WEAPONS: Taxation is robbery, based on monopoly of weapons.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminati Papers, p.21.
WEAPONS: That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms ...." - Samuel Adams, in the "Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer", August 20, 1789. - GUN CONTROL
WEAPONS: The chambered round is more powerful than a flying bullet.” – Source? – It induces caution, fear and restraint for a considerable time, while the power of the flying bullet is fast spent and could, upon hit or miss, provoke even stronger counter-strikes. – JZ, 27.9.89.
WEAPONS: The first criterion for civilized weaponry should be the total avoidance of collateral damage (to use another piece of mealy-mouthed Pentagonese, like friendly fire). In fact – don’t laugh – no device that could kill more than the single person targeted should be permitted. A larger radius of action could be allowed only for instrumentalities that produced temporary disablement, e.g., the “gas of peace” in H. G. Well’s Things to Come, acoustic or actinic bombs, water cannons, hypodermic guns, etc. Many more could be found if a fraction of the effort devoted to slaughtering people was spent devising ways of immobilizing them.” - Arthur C. Clarke, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Harper/Collins, 2000, p.422. - GENUINE ONES, NUCLEAR WEAPONS MERE MASS MURDER DEVICES, BOMBING, AIR RAIDS, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, CIVILIANS TARGETED, NUCLEAR WAR, FRIENDLY FIRE, COLLATERAL DAMAGE, RESISTANCE, DEFENCE, RIGHTFUL WARFARE, THREAT, UNILATERAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
WEAPONS: The human mind is the ultimate weapon.” - Steven E. McDonald, Empty Barrels, in ANALOG 6/78, p.107. – But that does not mean that all thinking people should remain unarmed, unorganized and untrained with regard to the rightful use of armed force for quite rightful purposes against all kinds of aggressors and oppressors. – JZ, 21.4.09. - MIND, REASON, INTELLIGENCE, THINK, IDEAS, NUCLEAR STRENGTH ETC.
WEAPONS: The more people will take up rightful arms defensively the less these arms and arms in the hands of aggressive people will be used aggressively. – JZ, 14.11.82, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.” – Adolf Hitler. – Unintentionally, and indirectly here also as a spokesman for liberty! – JZ, 29.8.08. – DICTATORSHIPS, LIBERATION, OCCUPATION FORCES, ARMS MONOPOLY
WEAPONS: The old slogan, which maintains that ‘if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have them’, is a reality. Today, for example, it is illegal for most private citizens to carry concealed weapons. But you can be sure that criminals in every city in America are walking the streets carrying concealed weapons. Gun-control laws have the very real effect of giving criminals an advantage over non-criminals. (*) – The view of government toward a citizen is that of a parent toward a child: “You mustn’t carry guns, because you might accidentally hurt yourself or others.” The assumption is that just because something can be used to harm someone, it will be used for that purpose. – Authorities estimate that approximately 9.000 people in the United States would be killed by handguns in 1979 (**), which is an unfortunate fact of life. (***) Nevertheless, this is only a small percentage of the number of people killed each year by automobiles. But the large number of automobile deaths is not sufficient cause to deny sensible, responsible individuals the use of automobiles. (****) The exact same logic applies to guns; …” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.229. - (*) Why should we expect criminal governments to disarm their private competitors, any more than organized crime is likely to disarm private criminals? – (**) I read somewhere, years ago, that there are ca. 50,000 lawn-mower accidents in the U.S. p.a. Should we, therefore, confiscate and destroy all private lawnmowers? Moreover, what about e.g. ladders, that can lead to accidents? Or high buildings, from which people might fall? Or industrial or agricultural activities that cause accidents or electrical gadgets that do so? – (***) And how many of these killings were done by criminals, not disarmed by governments? Or by drug dealers fighting for their turf, as a result of governmental anti-drug laws? – (****) In my youth in Germany I saw, several times, people with the impression of a horse’s hoof in their skulls. Obviously, they had managed to survive being thus struck by horses. – The total number of such cases, while horses were still used extensively in Germany, in agriculture, mining, transport, war etc., must have been large. But I know of not one person who, thereupon, demanded that horses should be outlawed! - JZ, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: The people are confirmed by the next article of their right to keep and bear their private arms." - Tench Coxe, from "Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution", in the "FEDERAL GAZETTE" and "PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST", June 18, 1789.
WEAPONS: The power of government agents to carry weapons at all derives from the individual right of self-defense, and is inferior to it. - Nor should the government be allowed to possess or use any weapon it forbids to civilians.” - Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001, email@example.com, p.43. – Especially not ABC mass murder devices! – JZ, 27.9.07. & SELF-DEFENSE, NWT
WEAPONS: The purely defensive use of rightful arms can make us free and secure and thus also prosperous. – JZ, 26.5.77, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: the right of the citizenry to participate in law enforcement.” – Page 12 of a Submission by the Progress Party, Queensland, to the Minister of Police, on amendments to the Firearms Act. – Obviously, only quite rightful laws should be enforced. - All others should be ignored or repealed, the sooner the better. – JZ, 29.8.08. - SELF-DEFENCE, RESISTANCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT
WEAPONS: The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.” – Dangerous Buttons No.370. - Not only to buy them but also to use them in a rightful and responsible way, alone or in association with other responsible people, for the defence of individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 5.7.86, 29.8.08, 13.4.11.
WEAPONS: The State is unable to prevent the criminal from arming himself; but it prevents the honest man from defending himself.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 8/77.
WEAPONS: There was no action she could take against the men of undefined thought, of undefined motives, of unstated purposes, of unspecified morality. There was nothing she could say to them – nothing would be heard or answered. What were the weapons, she thought, in a reality where reason was not a weapon any longer?” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.287. – Weapons, weapons training and organization to keep such people out of one’s neighborhood, just like one would dangerous animals! – JZ, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: There’s no other course open, thought Rearden, as he had thought through days and nights. He knew no weapons but to pay for what he wanted, to give value for value, to ask for nothing of nature without trading his effort in return, to ask nothing of men without trading the product of his effort. What were the weapons, he thought, if values were not a weapon any longer? – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.288. – Weapons, arms, guns and ammunition and skill, training and organization in using them, best in the form of an ideal militia for the protection of individual rights and liberties. – Policemen and soldiers, under government control and orders, have never sufficiently protected all individual rights and liberties. They are even unaware of some of the most important of them. – JZ, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: These theorists overlook the fact that inanimate objects are never controlled – gun control really means people control.” – Ridgway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, 12/73. – GUN CONTROL LAWS
WEAPONS: They must believe in the existence of a substantial number of persons who are willing and able to break serious laws such as those prohibiting murder, assault, and robbery, yet who are not willing or able to break gun control laws." - Dr. Gary Kleck, "Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America." - GUN CONTROL
WEAPONS: To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them. –Richard Henry Lee (who drafted the Second Amendment as well as the rest of the Bill of Rights) 1788 , RIGHT TO ARMS, GUN CONTROL LAWS & LIBERT-
WEAPONS: Wars will be ended when weapons will be used for the defence of individual rights and liberties instead of for aggressions against them. - JZ, 27.4.87. – So far we have not even managed to produce a complete declaration of individual rights and liberties. We have, largely, left even that job to territorial governments – with predictable results. – In this respect even many anarchists and libertarians are to blame. - JZ, 29.8.08. - HUMAN RIGHTS, AGGRESSION, DEFENCE, MILITIA, PEACE, GUN CONTROL LAWS, ARMS
WEAPONS: We got an old saying in Texas: “God created all men equal – but the six-gun made them different.” – From film: “A Pistol for Ringo”. - To me it makes more sense to say: All people are different – but the six-gun made them equal. – Naturally, the fast and accurate shooter could outgun a single, slower and less accurate one. But, could he always outgun a posse sent after him? Or a victim armed with a machine gun? – JZ, 29.8.08, 19.5.14.
WEAPONS: We need more and better firearms for use against those ready and willing to use nuclear weapons and those producing them and keeping them in readiness, nuclear reactors included as open, secret or potential nuclear “weapons” factories. Nuclear weapons themselves could not be used by their defenders against the own people armed with conventional weapons and ready to destroy such mass murder devices. The government’s own forces could also be won over for this purpose. Especially with a panarchist program that would assure peace and a full employment program for all government employees in the private economy, based upon monetary and financial freedom. – Obviously, a lot of enlightenment has still to be provided on all these and related points. Numerous popular errors, myths and prejudices have created the present situation - where monopolized decision-making powers of a handful of men could come wipe out not only millions of people but even all of mankind. - JZ, 29.8.08, 19.5.14. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM, DISARMAMENT, UNILATERAL, BY THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES
WEAPONS: Weapon, n. An index of the lack of development of a culture.” – Graham Storr, BULLETIN, 29.3.83. – Weapons largely only in the hands of official and unofficial criminals are one of the main indicators of the lack of culture and civilizations and of the rule of coercion rather than of individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 29.8.08.
WEAPONS: Well, then, they should give them arms, Damn it, it isn’t a function of the State to deprive its people of the means of self-protection.” – Isn’t it?, said Phyllis, reflectively.” – John Wyndham, The Kraken Wakes, p.161. – SELF-DEFENCE, GOVERNMENTS, STATE, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, PEOPLE, GUN LAWS
WEAPONS: What about a simple guide to produce cheap and efficient mass murder “weapons” in a garage? – Does it fall under freedom of press or expression? - JZ, 24.9.08, 19.5.14. – FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, MASS MURDER DEVICES
WEAPONS: What if irresponsible people get into government and I have no gun?” – Len Archer, 24.10.75. – Where ever any others in charge of any territorial government? – JZ, 29.8.08. – LEADERSHIP, RULERS, LEGISLATORS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS
WEAPONS: What kind of idiots would let themselves be deprived of handguns while leaving nuclear “weapons” – really only mass murder devices or anti-people “weapons” in the hands of politicians and military officers? – JZ, 22.4.83, 29.8.08. - TERRITORIALISM, NWT, STATISM
WEAPONS: What would we think of a nation of slaves asking legal opinion as to the right of arming themselves?”– A delegate at a Chartist convention, quoted in M. Beer, History of British Socialism, p.66.
WEAPONS: Why can’t the 98% of decent citizens be allowed to protect themselves against the 2% of criminals? – D.Z., ca. 77.
WEEDS: After all, a ‘weed” is merely a plant we have been too stupid to find a use for!” – Gregg Calkins, in Brass Tacks, ASTOUNDING SF, July 52, p.167. - I read somewhere that only ca. 80 varieties of plants constitute most of man’s diet and 80 % of our vegetable food intake comes form only about 20 of them. How many millions of plants are still insufficiently explored? Not to speak of microorganisms? – JZ, 7.9.08. – VEGETABLE, PLANTS, FOOLD SUPPLY
WEIMAR REPUBLIC: the pinheads, who handed the government of Germany to Hitler because they thought he would be “useful” to them. - Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Hegemon, 2001-2006, p.76. www.orbitbooks.co.uk - Hindenburg was one of them and he had once bragged that he had only read 3 books after he had left school. – JZ, 17.4.13. - POLITICIANS, POWER-MONGERS, INFLUENTIAL MEN, HITLER, NAZISM, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES
WELFARE CLAIMS POSED AS 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 Tocquiville– DEPENDENCIES CLAIMED AS FREEDOMS & RIGHTS, WELFARE STATE, GOVERNMENTAL BILLS OF RIGHTS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
WELFARE RIGHTS: Welfare rights are pseudo-rights: They rely on the force of law to take private property for the use of others without compensation and without consent. Public charity is forced charity; it is not a virtue but a vice. - James A Dorn – Quoted by Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 30.8.13. - WELFARE STATE, CHARITY
WELFARE STATE: 32,000,000 non-producers are giving the U.S. more and more the flavor of the drone society.” – John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 1/76, p.60.
WELFARE STATE: A ‘welfare state’ means more welfare for the State.” – Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p.94.
WELFARE STATE: A bit of all our assets and incomes is pinched when the money is printed. (*) And the ironic thing is this. Printing is carried out to finance massive welfare programmes. But who suffers most from printing? – Why those very people who have saved money not things. The small saver with his cash in a bank or a building society or National Savings is the one that’s hit. The savings of the welfare recipients are wiped out.” – Terry Arthur, 95% Is Crap, p.204/5. - (*) Only the central banks, with a note-issue monopoly and legal tender power can print more “fiat money” than the economy really needs and force it into circulation at its nominal value. Under competitive money issue and free market rating of its optional exchange media against their self-chosen and competitive value standards only sound monies could survive and as much of them could and would be produced and accepted as would be economically needed for the time being. – Only the printing of the wrongful kind of money is wrong and can do the predictable harm and wrong. - JZ, 6.9.08, 13.4.11. – MONETARY DESPOTISM, MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY, INFLATION, LEGAL TENDER, VS. MONETARY FREEDOM
WELFARE STATE: A chief source for evils among men are benefits, excessive benefits.” – Menander, Fragments, No. 734. – Is e.g. a large inheritance the cause of genuine evils? – JZ, 6.9.08. , PARASITISM, PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, BENEFITS, SUBSIDIES, HANDOUTS, MOOCHERS, SPONGERS, DOLE BLUDGERS, PATERNALISM, DEPENDENCY, WELFARE STATE,
WELFARE STATE: a compulsory system for taking in one another’s inadequate income. – IEA, quoted in GOOD GOVERNMENT, Oct. 66. - As if only the poor were taxed! - The worst tax upon the poor consists in depriving them of many of their genuine individual rights and liberties that they could and would use, in most cases, for productive self-help activities. - The only work, unwanted and also unpaid-for, that the territorial governments do provide is mountains of laws and regulations, which no one has the time and energy to read, not even the legislators themselves and those bureaucrats and politicians, who are supposed to apply all these laws. But the latter are paid, at the expense of the taxpayers, for unproductive or counterproductive work, or over-priced monopoly services, whether they read these laws and apply them or not. - All the other jobs, which governments seem to provide, at the expense of taxpayers, mean merely a shift of jobs from some people to other people. - JZ, 13.4.11. - LAWS, LEGISLATION, JOBS THROUGH GOVERNMENTS? UNEMPLOYMENT, TAXATION, EMPLOYMENT POLICIES
WELFARE STATE: A country is composed of two kinds of people. One group believes that the government can support all the citizens. The other wonders whether all the citizens can support the government.” – James A. Farley – STATE, GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE, CITIZENS, SUBJECTS, TAXATION, JOKES
WELFARE STATE: A fraudulent conspiracy of all against all! – JZ, n.d. - A mutual plunder-bund, as Bastiat said.
WELFARE STATE: A free man can take care of himself.” – Robert Heinlein, Free Men, in The Worlds of Robert Heinlein, p.47. – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREEDOM, INDEPENDENCE, INSURANCE & CREDIT OPTIONS
WELFARE STATE: A government supposedly of and for the people which the people have lost all control of.” – WESTERN WORLD REVIEW NEWSLETTER, Nov. 71. - DEMOCRACY
WELFARE STATE: A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw.
WELFARE STATE: A group of welfare officials met in a special conference for the purpose of discussing ways and means to save money. The expense for holding the conference was $170,000.00.” – C. F, quoted in NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, 12/75. - JOKES
WELFARE STATE: a man whose labor and self-denial may be diverted from his maintenance to that of some other man is not a free man and approaches more or less toward the position of a slave.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.15.
WELFARE STATE: A man's liberties are none the less aggressed upon because those who coerce him do so in the belief that he will be benefited. – Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), Social Statics, 1850. – GOOD INTENTIONS, AGGRESSION & COERCION
WELFARE STATE: a massive federal welfare program that takes from workers to give benefits to non-workers (thereby destroying initiative and incentive in both groups); …” - R. S. Jaggard in JAG, Feb. 28, 73.
WELFARE STATE: a public calamity has a double-barreled definition: Government ownership and control of the means of production: The Planned Economy. Government ownership and control of the results of production: The Welfare State. – NOTES FROM FEE, Nov. 77.
WELFARE STATE: A revolution is taking place, which will leave the people dependent upon the government and place the government where it must decide questions that are far better left to the people to decide for themselves. Finding markets will develop into fixing prices, and finding employment will develop into fixing wages. The net step will be to furnish markets and employment, or in default pay a bounty and dole. Those who look with apprehension on these tendencies do not lack humanity, but are influenced by the belief that the result of such measures will be to deprive the people of character and liberty.” – Calvin Coolidge, quoted in “The Free Man’s Almanac” for Aug. 26.
WELFARE STATE: A situation is created in which everyone is victimized by everyone else under the fiction of each living at the expense of all. Power differentials in society are increased and aggravated, popular discontent mounts, and the ruling group seeks for a device to restore ‘unity’. War is, of course, the time-honored national unifier.” – Edmund A. Opitz, quoted in “The Free Man’s Almanac” for April 27. - WAR
WELFARE STATE: A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort … is not strictly speaking a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang violence.” – Ayn Rand - TRANSFER SOCIETY, TAXATION, SOCIAL JUSTICE
WELFARE STATE: a society that supposedly values work has created a welfare system that strongly discourages it.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.296. – Unfortunately, he continues: “One possible solution to this problem is to impose a work requirement for all those who are able to work …” - I would rather like to see family members and friends having to act as guarantors for repayments of help granted. – JZ, 9.11.04. - Better still: competitive insurance and credit services. Under full economic freedom, including monetary freedom, there would be plenty of productive work even for most of the somewhat handicapped people, i.e. much less need for any welfare or insurance. – JZ, 2.10.07. SOCIETY & WORK
WELFARE STATE: A State where the supposed underdogs and parasites dominate and the parasites pose as benefactors to the underdogs, always as the expense of the productively working people, from whom they extract tribute levies to cover their budget expenses and public debts. – JZ, 2.7.13.
WELFARE STATE: A study for the Association of Life Underwriters relates that for a dollar to reach the needy, churches spend 8 cents, charitable organizations spend 27cents, and the federal government spends $ 3.” - Dr. Laurance J. Peter. The territorial State is the least suitable institution to make any financial, monetary and currency decisions. Why should we assume its competence in this sphere when it is a failure in all others? - JZ, 13.4.11. - CHARITIES, CHURCHES, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, BUREAUCRACY, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM
WELFARE STATE: A system which creates special rights, privileges, monopolies for the benefit of blackmailing pressure groups – is just as wrong as any other system which permits privileges.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.10. – PRIVILEGES, PRESSURE GROUPS, SPECIAL INTERESTS, LOBBIES
WELFARE STATE: A this moment the Roman decadent phase of ‘panem et circenses’ is being inaugurated under our eyes.” – G. B. Shaw, Man and Superman, p.25.
WELFARE STATE: A welfare state is frightened of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out. – Harry Browne, in www.strike-the-root.com - Strike The Root Jeffrey Jones shared Strike The Root's status update. - Facebook, 11.3.12. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS & TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: A welfare state is what happens when you let a government of the people and for the people buy the people.” – Slogan by “Libertarian Information Service”, quoted in REASON, 12/73. – Also in: IDEA OM FRIHET, Nr.1, 1993, p.23. - This is done with the money which it has first stolen from them! - Compare: “I can understand people letting themselves be bribed, but I cannot understand people letting themselves be bribed with their own money.” - Sir Robert Menzies, once Liberal Prime Minister of Australia, on his Labor Party competitors, making large hand-out promises. Quoted only from my flawed memory. - Alas, the modern “liberals” usually outdid their competitors with such bribery attempts. - JZ, 5.9.08. - They should have added: And this with the money the people themselves were forced to contribute to the State, or with the State’s forced and exclusive fiat money, the only one they were allowed to receive for their goods and services and which, as a result, is almost continuously depreciated and to that extent amounts, largely, only to requisitioning certificates. – But, governments do “generously” allow them to pay their taxes with this forced, exclusive and depreciating currency. - JZ, 7.9.08. - TAXATION, MONETARY DESPOTISM, THE INFLATION TAX, IMPOSITION OF PUBLIC DEBTS UPON FUTURE TAX PAYERS, FORCED LOANS, INVESTMENTS IN GOVERNMENTAL INSECURITIES OR IN TAX SLAVES.
WELFARE STATE: A welfare state is where people are unemployed for a living.” – Robert Orben, in NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, June 77, p. 57. - UNEMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTARY, DOLE BLUDGERS, PARASITISM
WELFARE STATE: A young cat or dog chasing its tail: The image of a taxpayer trying to get a net benefit out of the Welfare State. – JZ, 6.2.77. – And we still pretend that humans are intelligent animals – JZ, 4.9.08. - Well, at least the politicians and bureaucrats and some other hand-out recipients do make taxation pay for them. What can and do they offer us in exchange? - Anything that we do want or need and this at genuine and competitive prices? - All, who are dissatisfied with these services should become free to opt out of them and their costs. - JZ, 13.4.11. – SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WELFARE STATE: About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs. $92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance in 2006. - Keith Preston via Free Talk Live – Facebook, 6.1.14. – “SOCIAL JUSTICE”, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, SUBSIDIES, PARASITISM, BAILOUTS
WELFARE STATE: According to Heinz Peter Neumann the administrative costs in the German old age insurance workers in Berlin was down to 2 % in 1986. However, seeing that the sums involved are huge, this is still very much. And the whole system was still largely built upon the levy-system rather than upon highly productive and high interest bearing investments. To the extent that investments took place, they were usually, by law, in government securities – subject to the inflation risk and repayable by the insured or their descendants themselves, in taxes - after the money, supposedly to be spend only for social insurance, had been spent as general revenue! – To call such a system an insurance system rather than a tax system is quite wrong. - JZ, 7.9.08. - SOCIAL INSURANCE, SOCIAL SECURITY, GOVERNMENTALLY MISMANAGED
WELFARE STATE: Alexis de Tocqueville predicted over a century ago the characteristics of the despotism [the welfare state] which might arise in America: “The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrial animals, of which the government is the shepherd.” – Alexis de Tocqueville, “Democracy in America,” quoted in Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.65. – STATISM, PARASITISM, DEPENDENCY, SHEEPLE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-OWNERSHIP,INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM
WELFARE STATE: All of this very much resembles free medicine - getting treatment for free means that you get what you pay for." - from "IZVESTIA", Moscow. - FREE OF CHARGE, HANDOUTS, HEALTH SERVICES, MEDICINES
WELFARE STATE: All the supposedly good causes ought to be paid for only by those volunteers who selected them for themselves, not by tax slaves. – JZ, 21.1.98. – VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: America is not a welfare state even in the old New Deal sense of the term. This country today is purely and simply a redistributionist state, endlessly shaking down Peter to pay Paul. Not orphaned Paul, not crippled Paul, not aged Paul, not black Paul, just Paul.” – Julian L. Simon, A Time for Truth.
WELFARE STATE: An autocratic spirit permeates government and, as columnist James J. Kilpatrick observed, “this nation becomes increasingly a vast asylum for retarded children. … Big Daddy is looking after us. Why no let Big Daddy make the decisions?” - O. V. Garrison, The Dictocrats, p.298. – STATISM, DEPENDENCY, SHEEPLE, MERE SUBJECTS, MODERND FEUEDALISM, SERFDOM
WELFARE STATE: An institution for the spread of poverty under the pretence of fighting it. – JZ, 5.7.89. – Well, it is good business – for politicians and bureaucrats. – JZ, 7.9.08. - That kind of crime is legalized and does pay. - JZ, 13.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: an institution which under the cover of “social care” first steals from working people in order to afterwards make, seemingly, presents to them.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.121. , TAXATION & HANDOUTS
WELFARE STATE: Anarchists argue that modern technological society, touted to be the source of comfort and material well-being for the individual, has proven to be an oppressive monster that sucks the vitality from his character as the leech sucks blood from the body.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.584. – There are machine-stormers even among the anarchists. Such people do also ignore monetary despotism and welfare statism, just as they ignore monetary and financial rights and liberties and the benefits achievable through scientific and technological developments and free market economics. If they really want more exercise, they could swap e.g. their car or motorbike for one of the very high technology bicycles. - Character is not really improved by hard work but hard drinking habits may be intensified thereby. All too many anarchists are merely “circus anarchists” as Bob James once remarked. Almost any nonsensical remark or action can be expected from them. – JZ, 4.9.08. – ANARCHISM, TECHNOLOGY
WELFARE STATE: and restricted by quotas the numbers of them permitted to disembark in Rhode Islands ports. – Governments had always protected their subjects in precisely this way. This is the only way in which Government’s us of force can protect any man’s economic welfare – by preventing other men’s economic activities; that is, by stopping economic progress.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.234. - Much against popular errors and prejudices, immigration restrictions are also impoverishing those, who think that they do benefit from them. - The GNP and also the per-head earnings are reduced thereby. There is no inherent limit to the number of people that can be productively employed or employ themselves productively, if only the exchange of their output (goods, services, labor) is free. - JZ, 13.4.11. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICITONS, EMPLOYMENT, JOBS, FREE EXCHANGE, UNEMPLOYMENT, PROTECTIONISM
WELFARE STATE: And so it has come to pass, during the second half of the twentieth century, that the ethic of the peddler class has been replaced by the ethic of mendicancy.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.12.
WELFARE STATE: And that is precisely the lesson to be learned from the Danish social experiment, that having reached a critical stage, the welfare state can no longer be controlled by democratic means but continues to grow as if of its own accord like a cancerous tumor of a population of bacteria until it reaches self-destruction.” – Anne Brincker, REASON, July 76, p.46.
WELFARE STATE: Any individual in the General Market can give to the poor, pay for someone else’s schooling, donate money to foreign governments, or hire protection. It isn’t his choice he’s concerned about when he wants the government to do those things. It’s someone else’s choice that he’s trying to overrule.” – Harry Brown, How I Found Freedom …, p.90.
WELFARE STATE: Any man who thinks he is going to be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him should take a close look at the American Indian.” – Hugh Allen, READER’S DIGEST, 1/67. - How prosperous could many of them become and this how fast, under full exterritorial autonomy? I mean those, who are not satisfied with e.g. hunting, fishing, handicrafts and merely permitting e.g. gambling casinos in their reserves? - Are they enough aware of this possibility to push for it? I believe that many to most Americans would sympathize with them if they made this attempt. - The self-made men and self-help efforts are still widely respected there, although not by the territorial Local, State and Federal Governments. - RED INDIANS, RESERVATIONS, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS
WELFARE STATE: As a rule, even most of the working poor pay or paid more in direct or indirect taxes than they get in hand-outs, so even they would be better off without hand-outs and without taxes. – JZ, 13.8.80. - THE WAR AGAINST POVERTY IS A WAR AGAINST THE POOR.
WELFARE STATE: As the fear of political tyranny disappears, the fear of freedom and self-responsibility mounts, until many may be found praying thus: ‘Oh, Great White Father, protect me from whoever would labor for less than I; from whoever would undersell me; from the lack of possessions which I think are my due. Give unto me my cravings’” Responsibility for self has become nearly unthinkable.” – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.74. – FEAR OF FREEDOM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, DEPENDENCY, SERF-MANTALITY, SHEEPLE
WELFARE STATE: As we moved from charity to welfare and entitlements, we moved from serving the needy to serving the greedy.” – J. Kesner Kahn, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/80. – How much of the total welfare budget amounts now to welfare for subsidies for the rich, the well-off and the privileged? – JZ, 4.9.08. - NEED, GREED, CHARITY, INSURANCE, CREDIT, SELF-HELP
WELFARE STATE: AUSTRALIA: All told, the Federal Government collects about $ 260 billion a year in taxes, the states collect almost 50 billion a year and local government a bit less than 10 billion. – Against that are about 40 different cash transfers flowing the other way, worth about $ 70 billion a year. – The main transfers are obvious: pensions, unemployment benefits, family tax benefits and the youth allowance.” – Ross Gittins, the Herald’s economics editor, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, www.smh.com.au - Aug. 9-10, 08, p.41. – So for a total of $ 320 billion in taxes we get a total of about $ 70 billion back. The rest of $ 250 billion would, largely, have to consist of salaries for bureaucrats, politicians and other administrative costs, like buildings, roads, arms etc. So, to get the “benefit” of $ 70 billions, apart from some capital expenditure, supposedly for our benefit, we have to spend $ 320 billion, hardly a bargain of great benefit to all of us, especially the taxpayers, which include, at least via indirect, if not also direct taxes, most of the beneficiaries of the $ 70 billion. - If the voters kept that proportion in mind, would they still vote for more government action and imagine they could get good bargains this way? - Moreover, if all the politicians and bureaucrats, their laws and institutions, were dismissed and their manpower, instead of outlawing or obstructing the productivity of the rest, were productively employed in the economy, then by how much would the average standard of living become increased? – What economic damage is altogether done by the total of taxes, which Ross Gittins, in the same article, sums up with: “… Australia has at least 125 taxes, but just 10 of them account for 90 per cent of the total taxation collected. – The top 10 are, in descending order: income tax, fuel excise, payroll tax, conveyancing duty, local government rates, superannuation taxes, tobacco excise and land tax. Of the remaining 115 taxes, 93 are levied by the feds and 22 by the states. …” – JZ, 19.8.08. – STATISM, GOVERNMENT, BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, TAX SLAVERY
WELFARE STATE: Barely consulted, the perplexed … [ people ] became spectators at their own lives.” – Lawrence Elliott, THE READER’S DIGEST, 12/80. – DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, THE MODERN SERFDOM OR FEUDALISM
WELFARE STATE: Bastiat was certainly correct when he wrote in “The Law” that government should not be allowed to do any act, which would be a crime if done by an individual citizen. We do not permit even the neediest to steal. Neither should we permit the government to play Robin Hood.” – George Leef, THE FREEMAN, Sep.78. – Alas, a few lines above he writes: “… the best policy is to rely upon individual charity… “ - For me it is still a riddle how otherwise intelligent writers can manage to forget about insurance, credit, self-help and mutual aid in this connection. – JZ, 4.9.08. Almost none of them considers how the present situation could be improved by the introduction of full monetary and financial freedom, in addition to free trade and free migration, e.g. through the introduction of secessionism and personal law for those, who have recognized their rightfulness and benefits. From such light-tower demonstrations general enlightenment would spread. - JZ, 19.5.14. – CHARITY, CREDIT, INSURANCE, MUTUAL AID, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FULL FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA
WELFARE STATE: Bear in mind that a slave is not a prisoner. A slave is viewed by its master as a unit of production. Prisoners go to jail; slaves to go work. And the characteristic of any slave is that some of what he produces is taken by his master, not as the slave but as the master wishes. And no master takes it all, for in that case the slave would die. We are slaves precisely to the degree that what we earn is taken from us by those who own us. And those who own us invariably act as proprietors, being concerned with our good health, our useful skills, our longevity, and our ability to reproduce so that more slaves can be provided.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 75. – SELF-OWNERSHIP VS. PEOPLE OWNED & EXPLOITED BY THE TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, TAXATION, TRIBUTE EXTORTION, SLAVERY, SERFDOM, FEUDALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIPS, SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM
WELFARE STATE: Benefits, says Tacitus through the mouth of Montaigne, are only agreeable as long as one can repay them.” – André Gide, The Counterfeiter, Pt. ii, ch. 3. – And has to! – JZ, n.d. – PAYING ONE’S WAY, SELF-RESPECT, INDEPENDENCE
WELFARE STATE: Benevolence is a natural instinct of the human mind; when A sees B in distress, his conscience always urges him to entreat C. to help him.” – Sydney Smith, 1771-1845. – The muddle-heads mis-educated in government-controlled schools cannot even clearly distinguish between compulsory and voluntary charity, compulsory and voluntary education, compulsory and voluntary military service, compulsory and voluntary taxation, compulsory and optional and competing monies, compulsory and voluntary voting, compulsory and voluntary membership in States and societies, territorial laws and personal laws, bills of rights and liberties declared by territorial governments and those declared by rights and freedom loving individuals and groups. – No wonder, that they find themselves in a mess, almost anywhere, at least partly with their own consent. - JZ, 7.9.08. - JOKES, PHILANTHROPY OR CHARITY BY PROXY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, THE SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, CONSENT, DEMOCRACY, BENEVOLENCE
WELFARE STATE: Beware of the false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” - St. Mathews, 7, 16. – STATE SOCIALISM, BUREAUCRACY, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: Beware the Welfare State.” – Peter Ward, heading in THE AUSTRALIAN, 11.3.77. – On balance it means a great loss to the population. The main profiteers of it are politicians and bureaucrats. But there are also many parasites among the poor and the rich, who are wrongfully subsidized by it. – Private charity is not much better. Competitive insurance and credit services, combined with economic freedom, especially full monetary and financial freedom, do offer the required solutions. The objections to them would be minimized if they could be freely introduced by like-minded volunteers under personal law, at their own risk and expense. Sufficient enlightenment in the social sciences requires full experimental freedom in the political, social and economic sphere. Territorial statism prevents it and repeats all the ancient wrongs and mistakes over and over again. - JZ, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: Bill Buckley said in his column a few years ago words to the effect that if he were trying to devise a program to increase the total sum of human misery, ignorance, poverty, dependence and squalor, he would be hard pressed to think of a single line he would change in the New York Welfare Laws.” – Edward B. Reith, THE CONNECTION 109, 22.1.83, p.18. – POVERTY, MAINLY PRODUCED & MAINTAINED BY THE STATE
WELFARE STATE: Bismarck regulated, regimented, disciplined the Germans, and treated them very well. Bismarck’s Government established compulsory workmen’s compensation; compulsory workmen’s insurance (taken from wages) for old age, and for unemployment; compulsory labor-union membership; compulsory socialization of farmers; old age pensions and mother’s pensions, and compulsory State education for children. - For the first time in German history, the Prince did not say, Eat straw. Very kindly he said, Give me your money and I will give you back some of it when I think you need it. – This was a vast improvement. Naturally the Germans liked it. Anyone would, who knew no better.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.257.
WELFARE STATE: Can we, then, afford the welfare state? Certainly not in its present form.” - David Moller, THE BULLETIN, 2.1.77. - Cut out the "we"! - Let those, who want it for themselves, suffer under it, at their own risk and expense. All the others should become free to opt out from under it. - JZ, 13.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: Cargo Cult’ and the Welfare State. – The ideology of the Labor Government is similar to the primitive belief of the ‘Cargo Cult’ followers in Papua. Each believe that if they perform some magic rituals then riches will come to their followers – without the need to work. Each believes that their followers are entitled to riches without work, and they believe that this riches is denied to them by some ‘evil spirits’. – Our modern ‘democratic’ socialists call their evil spirit ‘profit’ and ‘private enterprise’. … “ – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.15. 2011.
WELFARE STATE: Clayton Thomas, whose acute social concern took him directly from college into a job as a social worker in New York’s slums, came out recently, thoroughly chastened with some awful truth. To wit: our metropolitan welfare population is not caused by a lack of jobs. Nor will the swelling welfare rolls (now at 16 million) shrink when better housing, job training and education are made available.” – Clayton Thomas, in THE MACON HERALD, Macon, Georgia, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/76, under the heading: “Welfare: A Fraud?”WELFARE STATE: Clearly, those who urge that ‘welfare is a right, not a privilege’, do not by that statement mean that happiness, prosperity, well-being or good fortune constitute fundamental, unassailable rights – or do they?” – Ridgway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, 11/73. – CLAIMS VS. RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
WELFARE STATE: Common sense and any knowledge of history should tell us that government is the least effective agent of philanthropy we could choose. Funding the Salvation Army with 5 % of our income would outdo 20 per cent turned over to politicians.” – Charles R. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 3/74. - Charity could and should be made largely unnecessary by full economic freedom, including monetary and financial freedom, combined with voluntary insurance, credit and mutual aid arrangements. Why do so many "libertarians" seem to be able to think only of charity as an alternative to governmentalism? - Do they have a short circuit in their brains? - All too much of what passes now as "social science" seems to consist out of such "short-circuit" "thinking". - However, who is to be blamed if all the rightful, rational and economic alternatives are not yet sufficiently, clearly and convincingly described and published? Especially when all this information might fit onto a single and book-sized Western Digital external HD of 1.5 TB, costing currently in Australia as little as A$ 89. - Or should we have to wade through millions of websites to find the information and formulation of what we want or need? - Do we expect e.g. WIKIPEDIA to put all this information together for us? Are individual initiative, voluntary collaboration and teamwork, division of labor, free enterprise, free exchange and free communications not to be used by us for this purpose? Or have most of our governments outlawed such efforts? - JZ, 13.4.11. - CHARITY, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ON AN EXTERNAL HDD, SOCIAL SCIENCES, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE & XYZ SPECIAL ENCYCLOPEDIAS, E.G. ONE OF REFUTATIONS & ONE OF MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS FOR THE SAME IMPORTANT TERMS, ACCELERATING ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT
WELFARE STATE: Communist countries don’t tax at inordinately high rates and pay people for being unemployed. We are the Fabians. We take according to ability and give according to need.” – Arthur Laffer. – Quoted in REASON, April 1981, p.46. - I heard about an East German bicycle factory. It produced bicycles for 65 Ostmark, sold to the official trade, organization, the H.O., which then sold them for around 350 Ostmark, with the difference then largely going into general revenue. The workers producing the bicycles had to get their wages out of their sales price of 65 Ostmarks. In this way were taxes on wages and salaries kept low. But the indirect taxes, like this one, were high. A bookseller in West Berlin told me that a bookshop in the West, run by 2 people, was often run by 12 in the East. That, too, cannot have lead to high earnings. But it is true that all too many communist and State socialist actions, policies, laws and institutions do still exist in the West. – JZ, 7.9.08, 13.4.2011, 19.5.14. - COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, TAXATION, WAGES, EXPLOITATION, PRODUCTIVITY, MONOPOLISM INSTEAD OF LAISSEZ FAIRE CAPITALISM, FREE EXCHANGE, FREE ENTERPRISE, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE, EXPERIMENTAION & COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE
WELFARE STATE: Computer searches have eliminated 15,000 city and state employees who were illegally on welfare in New York City. (N.R.) And how many were prosecuted? How many were fined?” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 9/78.
WELFARE STATE: Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated. – Thomas JeffersonCONSTITUTION OF THE USA
WELFARE STATE: Conservatives do not see that the welfare state is not only inefficient but also increasingly unwanted. Millions of working-class Mums would jump at the chance of an education voucher so that they could cock a snoot at a tyrannical official or lordly headmaster. (Islington and Hackney Parents Action Group saw the point of the voucher in twenty minutes.) Millions of families would jump at a health voucher with which they could insure for more personal or earlier attention than they can get out of the NHS. But how slow Conservatives are to see the political point – the reward of millions of votes! (Are they misled by their party managers?)” - Arthur Seldon, Welfare, in 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.44. - Are these limited options to be the only options for them to opt out from under the present territorial Welfare State or should that option become generalized, as it is under panarchism or polyarchism? – JZ, 7.9.08. – SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION & FREE CHOICE IN EVERY SPHERE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW
WELFARE STATE: Cooper warned especially of the ‘general welfare’ clause in the constitution: “There’s no tyranny that it will not authorize.” – Oscar W. Cooley, THE FREEMAN, March 71, on Thomas Cooper, who died in 1839.
WELFARE STATE: Cut back the Welfare State!” – Source? Widespread opinion. – This would be easy only if taxation were already voluntary and individual and group secessionism were permitted. – JZ, 5.9.09. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE, STATISM ONLY FOR STATISTS, UNDER COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS
WELFARE STATE: Dependency tends to corrupt, and absolute dependency corrupts absolutely.” – quoted by Irving Kristol in WALL STREET JOURNAL and in Australian news, 1976. – Compare: “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” And “Powerlessness corrupts and absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely.” – DEPENDENCY, POWER, CORRUPTION, BRIBERY, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP PRIVILEGES, SUBSIDIES
WELFARE STATE: Did you ever just get sick and tired of helping people who are too damned negligent, corrupt or just plain dumb to help themselves?” – Mack Bolan, Stony Man Blood Debt, p.118. - CHARITY, HELPING THE UNDESERVING
WELFARE STATE: Did you know that in America we are already at a point where more checks are being mailed by the government to citizens than citizens paying taxes to the government?” – Charles Heath, The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, p.15. – What percentage of the total taxes goes merely to the administrators of the whole system? – JZ, 6.9.08. - TAXATION & HANDOUTS
WELFARE STATE: dismantle the welfare dinosaur.” – From an advertisement of the Workers Party in NATIONAL TIMES, 2.2.76. - Easier said than done, unless we become free to opt out from under it. For the remaining victims of it could go on, at their expense and risk, as long as they are willing to tolerate it. - JZ, 13.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: Do not help a hold-up man to claim that he acts as your friend and benefactor.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.991.
WELFARE STATE: Do not trust the “free” services of the State. You pay for them with taxes and inflation.” – Stefan Blankertz, La Red, p.84.
WELFARE STATE: Do you know what guerillas often say? They claim that their rebellions are invulnerable to economic warfare because they have no economy, that they are parasitic on those they would overthrow. (*) The fools merely fail to assess the coin in which they must inevitably pay. The pattern is inexorable in its degenerative failures. You see it repeated in the systems of slavery, of welfare states, of caste-ridden religions, of socializing bureaucracies – in any system, which creates and maintains dependencies. Too long a parasite and you cannot exist without a host.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, p.347. - (*) Most of their plunder comes actually out of the pockets of other government victims. – A proper revolution would have to be very differently financed, e.g. with payments in alternative cash based upon a revolution tax or cash raised in alternative capital securities, ultimately based on the national assets to become private assets of almost everyone, in their rightful shares in national properties. - JZ, 6.9.08. - FINANCING A LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION, PEACE PLANS 19 C
WELFARE STATE: Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” - Mark Twain. - WELFARE RIGHTS
WELFARE STATE: during the 30 years which followed the end of the second world war, Britain, Canada and the United States transformed themselves into full-blown welfare states – putting consumption ahead of production, idleness ahead of work; spending ahead of saving; dependency ahead of responsibility; equality ahead of competition and security (whatever that may be) ahead of risk. The central government in each case became “Big Daddy” – the universal provider who was going to look after everybody in every way, giving them everything they needed and everything they merely wanted from Cadillacs to colour TVs. More and more the politicians in Britain and North America live up to that famous observation of H. L. Mencken, “The art of politics is to take money away from people who have earned it and give it to people who haven’t” – what is called, I believe, sharing the wealth. And for a long time it worked – inflation was gradual – 2%, 3% a year – the spending was balanced by the taxing, but then the spending raced ahead of the taxing. Governments needed far more money than the taxpayers were willing to put up and so they introduced a new and singularly vicious type of taxation – via the high-speed printing press. – Richard Needham, MERCURY, July-August 78, p.13.
WELFARE STATE: During the last 100 years, how much money was spent per Australian Aborigine, p.a., and in total, for the several generations involved, for those still living in reservations, taking account of inflation – only to find that they are still kept out of public funds, dependent and poor? Have they become better or worse human beings? How do they cope with alcohol and other drugs? How do they treat their own wives and children? Better or worse than “whites” treat their own? Has government aid done them more good than harm? Now, as tribal people, they own ca. 14 % of the land of Australia. But this has not yet made them prosperous, industrious and educated in all too many cases. Are there any really positive news in this sphere? – JZ, 7.9.08. - AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINALS UNDER GOVERNMENTAL WELFARE & EDUCATION
WELFARE STATE: Each exterritorially autonomous community of volunteers will be at liberty to provide its own welfare, insurance, monetary, credit, clearing and financing services and will be exempted from all corresponding present taxes, levies and all other restrictions and of those of all other voluntary communities. – JZ, 14.12.92, 7.9.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, META-UTOPA, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW
WELFARE STATE: Either some Caesar or Napoleon will seize the reins of government with a strong hand, or your republic will be as fearfully plundered and laid waste by barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire was in the fifth, with this difference, that the Huns and Vandals who ravaged the Roman Empire came from without, and that your Huns and Vandals will have been engendered within your own country by your own institutions. - Thomas Babington Macaulay, Letter to Henry Stephens Randall [May 23, 1857]
WELFARE STATE: End organized leeching.” – Leonard E. Read, Government, an Ideal Concept, p.29.
WELFARE STATE: Ever since the advent of representative government placed the ultimate power to direct the administration of public affairs in the hands of the people, the primary instrument by which the few have managed to plunder the many has been the sophistry that persuades the victims that they are being robbed for their own benefit. The public has been despoiled of a great part of its wealth and has been induced to give up more and more of its freedom of choice because it is unable to detect the error in the delusive sophisms by which protectionist demagogues, national socialists and proponents of government planning exploit its gullibility and its ignorance of economics.” – Arthur Goddard, quoted in “The Free Man’s Almanac” for Jan. 18.
WELFARE STATE: every man’s right and responsibility to provide for his own welfare – unaided and unimpeded by an overbearing paternalistic state.” – Jerome Hyler, How to build a Mass Libertarian Movement in America, p.17. – STATISM, PATERNALISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
WELFARE STATE: Every successful businessman, entrepreneur and any hard worker does more to wipe out poverty than any welfare officer. – JZ, 26.4.76.
WELFARE STATE: Everyone can see that the Church is wrong when it comes to men with the Bible in one hand, and the sword in the other. And is it not equally diabolical for the State to do so? The name is of small importance.” – Carl Watner, A Voluntary Political Government – Letters from Charles Lane, p.48.
WELFARE STATE: Everyone wants to live at the expense of the State. They forget that the States lives at the expense of everyone.” – Frederic Bastiat. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: Excessive escalation of the educational or welfare establishment may not solve the problems of ignorance or poverty, yet you will have to pay the bill.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.18. - & EDUCATION SERVICES BY THE STATE
WELFARE STATE: Exercised at a man’s own expense, liberality may be or may not be, according to circumstances, a virtue; exercised at the expense of the public, it can never be anything better than a vice. … Exercised at a man’s own expense, it is at any rate disinterestedness (*); exercised at the expense of the public, it is pure selfishness – it is, in a word, depredation.” – Jeremy Bentham – (*) self-responsible? – JZ - BENEVOLENCE, VIRTUE, VICES, PUBLIC SPENDING, BUDGETS, TAXATION, LIBERALITY WITH THE EARNINGS, PROPERTY & WORK OF OTHERS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, STATISM TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: expenditures euphemistically referred to as for ‘health, education and welfare’, though their major effect has been to raise the cost of medical care without improving its quality, to undermine the quality of schooling and to impoverish and demean the supposed beneficiaries of welfare.” – Milton Friedman, NEWSWEEK, 9.2.76.
WELFARE STATE: Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. (*) Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” - Mr. Justice Louis Brandeis, Opinion in Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 479 (1928). - ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - They may be benevolent but they are certainly not all-over beneficent. – JZ, 5.9.08. – (*) Well-meaning or well intentioned? Or when the government promises most? – JZ, 1.8.95, 13.4.11, 19.5.14. - OFFICIAL BENEVOLENCE, ALTRUISM, CHARITY, AID, SUBSIDIES, HELP, HAND-OUTS, ASSISTANCE, GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS, GOOD INTENTIONS, WAR ON POVERTY
WELFARE STATE: Experience with all state welfare demonstrates that no government finds it politically possible to impose the taxes necessary to meet the demand for more or better services.” – Prof. Richard Lynn, in “Down With the Poor”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.104. – Then they do tend to resort to inflation, combined with public debts, i.e. investments in tax slaves. – JZ, 19.5.14. – TAXATION, INFLATION, PUBLIC DEBTS
WELFARE STATE: Fellow citizens, let us face reality. We must organize to overthrow the Welfare State if man is to resume his march to progress. Certainly, his destiny is not to stagnate, fuzzy with trank pills and spending the greater part of his waking hours staring at telly, and particularly the gladiator games and fracases, which are the most popular programs by far. No, we must organize. Organize behind the banner of the new Sons of liberty and …” - Mack Reynolds, Time Gladiator.
WELFARE STATE: Finally, there are many taxpayer-financed benefits that are given only on condition that recipients work less or not at all – welfare, unemployment, disability and retirement benefits; payments to farmers for not farming.” – Alan Reynolds, REASON, 12/78.
WELFARE STATE: First the State, by numerous anti-economic measures causes poverty on a vast scale. Then in reaction to the consequences of its own actions, it provides only "welfare" or "social services" and this at a huge cost to the taxpayers and of productivity - to that extent increasing poverty, spreading it around. The more wrongs and mistakes it commits, the higher burdens it imposes, all under the pretence of helping the public instead of enchaining it. - JZ, 4.9.00, 31.1.02. – POVERTY, SOCIAL SERVICES, TAXATION, INFLATION , PUBLIC DEBT
WELFARE STATE: For a man who can command another man’s labour and self-denial for the support of his own existence is a privileged person of the highest species conceivable on earth. … Under the names of the poor and the week, the negligent, shiftless, inefficient, silly, and imprudent are fastened upon the industrious and prudent as a responsibility and a duty.” – W. G. Sumner
WELFARE STATE: For year after year the Conservative Party has ignored or stared blindly at the growing concentration of evidence that the welfare state has failed. (*) For a quarter of a century increasing strain and breakdown, academic analysis, field research such as the IEA’s and day-to-day consumer dissatisfaction have all pointed in one direction: the welfare state is a noble failure that should be re-thought, re-designed and re-constructed. (**) But, here more than elsewhere, the Conservative Party’s attitude has been: We can run the system better than ‘they’ can! Socialism is evidently nasty – except under Conservatism.” – Arthur Seldom, Welfare, in 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p. 41. - (*) And had to fail, as a result of its own inherent flaws. – And still nobody is free to opt out from under it. That is the main reason why it still exists. – (**) Was it really “noble” - on a compulsory basis, under a territorial monopoly, under compulsory taxes? – Further: should only one alternative be allowed to it for all, instead of as many alternatives as voluntary communities wish to have among themselves? - JZ, 1976 & 7.9.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-HELP, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, META-UTOPIA
WELFARE STATE: Fortunately, I believe that elementary economic analysis can help us understand why the ‘welfare’ state fails to preserve, let alone elevate, minimum standards and will continue to tail until government policy departs radically from the present system of relying for finance on ever-mounting taxation.” – Ralph Harris in “Down With the Poor”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson. – Under continued territorialism positive radical departures can only rarely be expected. Under full individual consumer sovereignty even towards all kinds of political, social and economic systems they are not only possible but very likely and also very likely to spread widely fast. – JZ, 6.9.08. – PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, VS. TERRITORIALISM WITH ITS COERCION, MONOPOLY, STATISM & EXPLOITATION
WELFARE STATE: Fostering the good-for-nothing at the expense of the good, is an extreme cruelty. It is a deliberate storing-up of miseries for future generations. There is no greater curse to posterity than that of bequeathing them an increasing population of imbeciles and idlers and criminals. To aid the bad in multiplying, is, in effect, the same as maliciously providing for our descendants a larger host of enemies.” – Herbert Spencer, The Study of Sociology, ch.15.
WELFARE STATE: Free me from those people who would attend to my welfare, not with the fruits of their own labor in the voluntary practice of charity, but with the coercively exacted income of others. My welfare is no one else’s business; it is a matter between me and my God, not between those who levy and those who pay taxes.” – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.69. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
WELFARE STATE: Free Welfare: expensive gifts compulsorily paid for by recipients, thereby undermining their ability to treat themselves to something better.” – Ralph Harris, quoted in GOOD GOVERNMENT, Dec. 72.
WELFARE STATE: Geithner: "We Write 80 Million Checks A Month" - www.realclearpolitics.com - The USA has been for all too long a State Socialist and coercively redistributionist country rather than a free country. Alas, by now there is not a single free country left in the world. One can even ask: Was there ever and anywhere a FULLY free and SUFFICIENTLY informed population? Public education, "free & compulsory", as Rothbard jested in a pamphlet, has certainly made a mess of "public opinion", starting with publicly trained "teachers" and most other academics. At least there are a few self-thinkers left among them. – JZ, 30.7.11, on Facebook - CHARITY, STATE SOCIALISM, TAXATION, COERCIVE DISTRIBUTIONISM, PUBLIC OPINION & PUBLIC MIS-EDUCATION
WELFARE STATE: get the government out of the welfare business.” - From an advertisement of the Workers Party in NATIONAL TIMES, 2.2.76.
WELFARE STATE: Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” - P. J. O'Rourke - JOKES
WELFARE STATE: Government buys the people.” – Ray Cvikota, THE READER’S DIGEST, 12/77. – With the people’s money. – JZ, n.d. – Actually, it is not the people’s own money but Caesar’s money, the only money they are allowed to have and use and pay their tributes with, a kind of forced and exclusive currency, almost continuously inflated. –– There is a typo in the R.D. quote, which actually runs: “Government buy the people”, unless Mr. Cvikota was not yet sure of his English. - JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: government cannot devise means for giving back more than it has taken.” – Greg Lindsay, FREE ENTERPRISE, last issue, 1976.
WELFARE STATE: Government cannot give anybody anything unless it takes from others. There is not net gain. One group’s gain is another group’s loss. And is really a net loss for everybody as a whole, since government always takes more from society than it gives back to society as a whole. This is because of the government’s “cut” of the plunder. Those who administer the programs must be paid. This government overhead or “cut” increases as the government bureaucracy increases in the form of more programs. It is literally dog-eat-dog in the welfare state of democracy.” – Sam Wells Jr., OPTION 4/77. - TRANSFER PAYMENTS, CANNIBALISM, DOG-EAT DOG COMPETITION, ZERO SUM GAME
WELFARE STATE: Government departments perpetuate the welfare problem to protect their own jobs.” – Rev. Ted Noffs, of the Wayside Chapel in Sydney, Kings Cross, quoted in TANSTAAFL, 3/76, with the comment: “Amen to that.”
WELFARE STATE: Government give-away programs such as the Sahel wells or our own welfare boondoggles are almost uniformly disastrous. Unearned gifts are unethical, immoral and degrading.” – John G. Marson, in “Brass Tacks” (letters), ANALOG, 7/75, p.173. – FOREIGN AID, UNEARNED INCOME, HAND-OUTS, GIVE-AWAYS
WELFARE STATE: Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own. - … That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.” – James Madison, quoted, in “The Free Man’s Almanac” for July 17. – PROPERTY, TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: Government officials spend somebody else’s money and that’s the fundamental key defect in the whole welfare state arrangement, in my opinion. It is a system under which well-meaning people try to do good spending somebody else’s money. Now, nobody spends someone else’s money as carefully as his own.” – Milton Friedman, SATURDAY EVENING POST, 5.6.77, PROPERTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, GOVERNMENT SPENDING
WELFARE STATE: Government seems to operate on the principle that if even one individual is incapable of using his freedom competently, no one can be allowed to be free.” – Harry Browne - PROTECTION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, GOVERNMENT
WELFARE STATE: Government welfare is an attempt to materially implement rights by providing things that people have a right to work for but not to receive at the involuntary expense of others.” –Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.141. – Not genuine rights are thus implemented but mere asserted and wrongful claims against others. – JZ, 7.9.08, 13.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: governments cannot be charitable because the only property at the disposal of any government is the property which it confiscates from individuals by the various forms of taxation.” – Mike Stanton, FREE ENTERPRISE, 6/76. – Or through the “inflation tax” or through public debts, which amount to “investments” in future tax slaves. – JZ, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: Governments take resources from the public but use them to maximize their own welfare.” – Alvin Rabushka, A Theory of Racial Harmony, Columbia, S.C., University of South Carolina Press, 1974, p.93, quoted in the FREEMAN, 3/76.
WELFARE STATE: He is born free; he controls his life and his affairs; he is responsible for them. In trying to make any other person responsible for his welfare, he must try to transfer his control of himself to that other man, for control and responsibility can not be separated.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.194. – MAN, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, CONTROL, AUTHORITY, FREEDOM
WELFARE STATE: Henry Hazlitt refers to the situation as “Welfarism Gone Wild!” Merely observe one item alone: Social welfare expenditures by the Federal Government (in millions of dollars) (*): 1935: $ 3,207 - 1940: 3,443 - 1945: 4,399 - 1950: 10,541 - 1955: 14,623 - 1960: 24,957. - 1965: 37,720 - 1968: 60,314 - 1970: 77, 321 - 1971: 92,411. - This is just one part of the game of living off others by coerced exchange. Note the trend of increased expenditures – 29 times as high today as 26 years ago!” - See: “Welfarism Gone Wild” by Henry Hazlitt, THE FREEMAN, May 1972. - - (*) This figure on a per capital basis and adjusted for the declining dollar (now one-third of its 1939 value) would show a six-fold rather than a 29-fold increase. However, were this trend in expenditures to continue – the inflation pattern – the dollar would, sooner or later, become worthless. Without a trustworthy medium of exchange, the whole economy falls into shambles.” – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening, p.96. – Not only one free market alternative currency is needed but as many sound competing currencies and clearing options as the economy requires, i.e. can issue and will accept, including free choice in value standards rather than a single and imposed value standard on all transactions. – JZ, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: Here it may suffice to observe that, on the theories of the social philosophers to whom I have referred, we should get a new maxim of judicious living: Poverty is the best policy. If you get wealth, you will have to support other people; if you do not get wealth, it will be the duty of other people to support you.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.22. – POVERTY, WEALTH, JOKES
WELFARE STATE: high taxes for welfare spending (which many still insist is worse than warfare spending).” – Karl Hess, A Communication to Libertarians, in LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, Winter 70, p.58.
WELFARE STATE: Holding out their hands and giving nothing in return.” – Part of a song heard on 4.11.92.
WELFARE STATE: Hot-headed philanthropy, impatient of criticism, is, by helter-skelter legislation, destroying normal connections between conduct and consequence; so that presently, when the replacing of justice by generosity has led to a redistribution of benefits irrespective of deserts, there will be reached a state having for its motto the words: ‘It shall be as well for you to be inferior as to be superior.’ – Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Ethics, par.389. – PHILANTHROPY, INFERIORITY, SUPERIORITY, EQUALITY, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, STATISM, EGALITARIANISM
WELFARE STATE: how easy would it have been to secure the approval for any welfare program if they had all been labeled: “An Act for the Purpose of Stealing However Much of What Our Enemies – Mainly the Middle Class – Have Produced that We Think Desirable, and Giving it to Our Friends – Mainly those Leech-Classes Who Keep Us in Power; All this to Be Done Through Caging or Killing All those Who Resist Having their Resources Seized in the Way”? It would surely have been a lot harder than passing something labeled as “An Act in Behalf of Someone’s Welfare”. – Robert Brakeman, in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, April 76. – After all, there are also acts in favor of “truth in advertising” and especially the legislators should be so honest in all their oral and written utterances that they would be quite above suspicion! – But then, are they? - They should abide by their own laws. - Do they? - JZ, 5.9.08, 13.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: I advance Shumiatcher’s simple law that in a welfare state the idle drive the industrious out of the economy. The two corollaries that flow from that law, of course, are first: as more money is paid by the state for nothing, everything costs more; and secondly, the more people who get money for nothing, the fewer will to something for anything.” – Morris Shumiatcher, THE FREEMAN, 8/75. - JOKES
WELFARE STATE: I am sick of every bastard telling me what to do with my money. – JZ, 23.11.75.WELFARE STATE: I believe that we are entering on a path in which plunder, under very gentle, very subtle, very ingenious forms, embellished with the beautiful names of solidarity and fraternity, is going to assume proportions the extent of which the imagination hardly dares to measure. Here is how it will be done: Under the name of the state the citizens taken collectively are considered as a real being, having its own life, it own wealth, independently of the lives and the wealth of the citizens themselves; and then each addresses this fictitious being, some to obtain from it education, others employment, others credit, others food, etc. etc. Now the state can give nothing to the citizens that it has not first taken from them. The only effects of its intermediation are … a great dispersion of forces … for everyone will try to turn over as little as possible to the public treasury and to take as much as possible out of it. In other words, the public treasury will be pillaged. And do we not see something similar happening today? What class does not solicit the favors of the state? It would seem as if the principle of life resided in it. Aside from the innumerable horde of its own agents, agriculture, manufacturing, commerce, the arts, the theatre, the colonies, and the shipping industry expect everything from it. They want it to clear and irrigate land, to colonize, to teach, and even to amuse. Each begs a bounty, a subsidy, an incentive, and especially the gratuitous gift of certain services, such as education and credit. And why not ask the state for the gratuitous gift of all services? Why not require the state to provide all the citizens with food, drink, clothing, and shelter free of charge?” – Frederic Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.130. – The State, one vast “labor exchange”, built upon wrong communist principles that defeat their own purposes and breed a class of millions of parasites and the one side and on the other one of millions of part-time slave laborers, namely for all the numerous hours, one third to one half of the time, that they do not work for themselves but just for the tax-tribute levies. Nevertheless, such States and conditions are still advocated as free and humane societies. – JZ, 25.7.92, 4.9.08, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: I cannot undertake to lay my finger upon an article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” – James Madison. - Those in power have also the power to interpret the constitution as they please and otherwise than literally. They have done so for over 200 years and have left no basic right, that was formally granted in the constitution, quite untouched. - JZ, 24.11.06. – Not to speak of all those individual rights and liberties which were never included in this constitutions, either. – JZ, 19.5.14. -& CONSTITUTION, CONSTITUTIONALISM & “POSITIVE” LAWS
WELFARE STATE: I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I proposed to extend freedom.” – Barry Goldwater, Conscience of a Conservative. – But precisely thereby he would promote a genuine and earned welfare more than by any other method. – JZ, 4.11.76, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the State look after me.” – Dean Alfange, THE FREEMAN, 6/73.
WELFARE STATE: I fear for our nation. Nearly half of our people receive some kind of government subsidy. We have grown weak from too much affluence and too little adversity. I fear that soon we will not be able to defend our country from our sure and certain enemies. We have debased our currency to the point that even the most loyal citizen no longer trusts it.” – A Roman Senator in A.D. 63 - Do territorialists ever learn from their mistakes and crimes? - JZ, 13.4.11. – TRUST, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SUBSIDIES, HANDOUTS, TERRITORIALISM, BAILOUTS, MONETARY DESPOTISM, POLITICIANS, STATISM, INFLATION, DECLINE & FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
WELFARE STATE: I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds … I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution.” – Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th US President - CHARITY THROUGH TAX FUNDS? AMERICANISM
WELFARE STATE: I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” – Thomas Jefferson, quoted by David K Williams Jr. sharing Pro-Liberty's photo, Facebook, 18.3.12. - HAPPINESS, WRONGFUL & WASTEFUL GOVERNMENT
WELFARE STATE: I sometimes wonder whether the recipients of state welfare, most of whom contribute to greater or less degree towards its cost, need the state as much as the states needs them.” – T. O. Evans, PROGRESS, June 77.
WELFARE STATE: I stopped being dependent on Harry, my father image, by the time I was halfway through adolescence. I don’t yearn to be fathered or mothered to death by some team of accountants and cost projecting computers.” – Dean R. Koontz, A Darkness in my Soul, Daw Books, N.Y., 1972, p.89.
WELFARE STATE: I suggest, that our economic chaos is the direct result of the policies based on the native philosophy of the Welfare State. – The ‘system’ which we see collapsing all around the world is the Welfare State System, and not capitalism.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.92.
WELFARE STATE: I want people to be able to get what they need to live: enough food, a place to live, and an education for their children. Government does not provide these as well as private charities and businesses. – David Crockett, quoted by Laissez Faire Capitalism – Facebook, 14.10.13.
WELFARE STATE: I was born in a welfare State, ruled by bureaucracy, reared by civil servants and people dressed in grey // Got no privacy, got no liberty, the 20th century people took it all away from me.” – Kinks, “20th Century Man”.
WELFARE STATE: If a man belts you in the ear with one privileged fist, then offers you sugar from the other – wouldn’t you look at that sugar twice?” – Les Shaw, The Attorney General on Human Rights, in “The Shape of the Labour Regime”.
WELFARE STATE: If almost everyone is in favor of feeding the hungry, the politician may find it in his interest do to so. But, under those circumstances, the politician is unnecessary: some kind soul will give the hungry man a meal anyway. (*) If the great majority is against the hungry man, some kind soul among the minority still may feed him – the politician will not.” - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.21. – (*) According to Facebook reports, even that has by now been outlawed in some States of the USA, just like the growing of vegetables on your front lawn area. – What percentage of “the law” is by now quite wrongful, anti-economic, irrational and even absurd? - JZ, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: If big and all powerful government was the secret of general popular welfare, Europe would have always been the land of milk and honey, while the history of the United States would be a story of general misery, poverty and destitution.” – Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.37.
WELFARE STATE: If he desires any favors from any body, he must, I repeat, depend upon the voluntary kindness of such of his fellow men as may be willing to grant them. No government can have any right to grant them; because no government can have a right to take from one man any thing that is his and give it to another. – If this be the only true idea of an honest government, it is plain that it can have nothing to do with men’s ‘interests’, ‘welfare’, or ‘prosperity’, as distinguished from their ‘rights’. Being secured in their rights, each and all must take the sole charge of, and have the sole responsibility for, their own ‘interests’, ‘welfare’, and ‘prosperity’.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.15, Works I. – REDISTRIBUTIONISM, STATE SOCIALISM, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES
WELFARE STATE: If I could offer one rule that I think would get us out of our present difficulties, it would be in the form of an eleventh commandment to the Ten Commandments. That eleventh commandment would be: ‘Thou shalt be free to do good at your own expense.’” – Milton Friedman, in “Milton Friedman in Australia”, 1975, p.65. – TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS
WELFARE STATE: If the Mafia made its funds available to finance social security – would you accept part of this loot? If not, then why do you accept Welfare State handouts? – JZ, 16.1.76. – In many to most cases those who are still living close to the poverty line - and being indirectly and often also directly taxed - want to get at least part of that money stolen from them recovered, in the only form of “tax strike” that is still legal: they loot the looters. – JZ, 4.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: If the nation is open-handed, the Government offers to cure all the ills of mankind … In a word, the tactic consists in initiating, in the guise of actual services, what are nothing but restrictions; thereafter the nation pays, not for being well served, but for being disserved.” - Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms, p.142. – Or being badly served. – JZ, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: If the State is to be summoned not only to provide houses for the labouring classes, but also to supply such dwellings at nominal rents, it will, while doing something on behalf of their physical condition, utterly destroy their moral energies. It will, in fact, be an official proclamation that, without any efforts of their own, certain portions of the people shall enter into the enjoyment of many good things, altogether at the expense of others. The State is bound, in such a case as this, to give every facility by law and enabling statutes; but the work itself should be founded, and proceed, on voluntary effort, for which there is in the country an adequate amount of wealth, zeal and intelligence.” – The Earl of Shaftesbury, The Dwellings of the Poor, Dec. 1883, in M. Goodwin, “19th Century Opinion”, p.74. - When I built my house in Berrima, in the early 70’s, Canberra had a law that a certain minimum amount of money had to be spent upon a house! At least the price for my kit home fell under that minimum. Almost everywhere on private blocks of land people were and are not permitted to live in caravans, tents or garages. The aesthetic sense of some, governmentally enforced, prevents from people from having any shelter of their own. How many of the homeless are the result of government regulations, not of addictions or mental deficiencies? The zoning and building restrictions prevent many people from enjoying at least the cheapest kinds of shelters that they could afford for the time being. For how long did e.g. the Red Indians live in the USA in tents only? Official monopolies for telephone, water, sewage (*), gas and electricity supply connection and garbage removal have also prevented many from getting such facilities cheaply or at all. – However primitive conditions may be in slum areas, with all kinds of self-build shed-accommodation, they do demonstrate also that the poor, if not prevented from doing so, do help themselves to at least primitive and affordable temporary accommodation. – And deteriorated older housing made cheaply available, has also an economic housing function for all those, who cannot, as yet, afford anything better. – Governments should not bulldoze such areas but get altogether out of that sphere. – Free competition even for private and cooperative land tenure systems, also for all kinds of building options. - JZ, 6.9.08. – (*) Public sewage facilities also turned out to be much more expensive than private ones, at least in many cases like my own. – JZ, 19.5.14. - HOUSING POLICY, SLUM CLEARING, BUILDING RESTRICTIONS, HOMELESS PEOPLE
WELFARE STATE: If the vast majority in our society really share this powerful urge to help the needy, why do they fear for the fate of charity if left to the voluntary care of the people?” – Glenn L. Pearson, THE FREEMAN, 4/74. – Private charity is certainly not the only alternative to be considered. – JZ, 5.9.08. - Q.
WELFARE STATE: If the welfare state had never been created, welfare would be the responsibility of a large number and variety of profit-making, mutual aid and charitable institutions. In the realm of ideas, everyone would accept that competition in welfare services is desirable, not only on grounds of efficiency but also of flexibility towards varied wants. There would be strong and diverse opinions over the most appropriate methods of service provision, but rather than seek to impose a uniform system, institutions would compete to demonstrate the superiority of their own approaches. - Nigel Ashford - Liberty Quotations - There are rightful and more economic alternatives to all other aspects of territorial States as well. See e.g. www.panarchy.org - John Zube- Facebook, 18.9.13.
WELFARE STATE: If there weren’t so many deductions from our incomes for officials, dole payments and welfare schemes, maybe we wouldn’t need so many officials, dole payments and welfare schemes.” – Viv Forbes, 3.8.86, TRIM, Sept. 86.
WELFARE STATE: If those who benefit do not want to pay, why should those, who don’t?” – Bob Cowin, 1975. - BENEFITS & TAXATION, Q.
WELFARE STATE: If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” – Thomas Jefferson
WELFARE STATE: If what government has to offer is so helpful to people – if they really want government services – why does government have to force them to accept those services? Because, in point of fact, government services are unconscionably overpriced, low in quality, unwanted or unneeded by millions of people, and a violation of the natural rights of every individual who would choose not to pay for them if he were given a free choice.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.156. - Q., COERCION, COMPULSION, INSTEAD OF COMPETITON, CHOICE, ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY
WELFARE STATE: If you do want to help people – give them your money. Don’t re-enact Robin Hood. – JZ, 9.9.75. – A cover-name for a legalized exploitation system. Its social service cover could be much better and cheaper provided by competing social insurance and credit systems. – JZ, 2.7.13. - CHARITY, HELPING, AID, COMPETITIVE SOCIAL INSURANCE & CREDIT SYSTEMS
WELFARE STATE: If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves. – Thomas Sowell (1992) - TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, HAND-OUTS, TRANSFER PAYMENTS, DISTRIBUTIONISM, EGALITARIANISM
WELFARE STATE: Ilana Mercer - What kind of a right is the vote? What kind of a right gives one man control over another man’s life? - In this democracy (for we are no longer a republic), you vote not for a representative who will defend your inalienable, individual rights. Rather, if you are The Rich, whom The Left treats as a reified, rigid state-of-being, you vote defensively. And if you are The Poor, you vote, indirectly, to extract what your guy has promised you from The Other Guy. - In a word, pillage politics. – Facebook, 8.11.12. - For syndication rights to http://BarelyABlog.com or http://IlanaMercer.com, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more @ http://barelyablog.com/exercising-a-right-over-others/#ixzz2BciVVtu1 - http://barelyablog.com/exercising-a-right-over-others/ - Facebook, 8.11.12. - VOTING, POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING
WELFARE STATE: In a way, the economic determinists are right. If a man is provided with all the comforts of life, with little or no effort on his part, his psyche will demand more or these comforts – free gratis, and he will lose that independence of spirit that comes only through the exercise of will in overcoming obstacles to the satisfaction of his desires. He is likely to become like an animal waiting for the food that is thrown to him, unable to forage for himself. He is likely to become a malingerer.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.22/23. - 2011
WELFARE STATE: In a welfare state people steal from each other, each hoping to steal more than was stolen from him. – Free version after an advertisement on A. L. Hargis’s book: “In Gold I Trust”, in REASON, 2/74. – I doubt that Hargis did sufficiently distinguish between trust in gold as an optional value standard and as an exclusive and forced exchange medium or one redeemable in gold upon demand. Here most libertarians misplace their trust just like their opponents misplace their trust in an exclusive and forced paper currency and in statism or territorialism in general. – JZ, 7.10.08. - GOLD AS OPTIONAL VALUE STANDARD ONLY OR AS EXCLUSIVE VALUE STANDARD & EXCHANGE MEDIUM?
WELFARE STATE: In an economic system, the total of the ‘froms” must equal the total of the “tos”, since goods and services cannot be conjured from the air. But if the recipients and the donors value their ‘needs’ and ‘abilities’, the ‘from’ reduces towards zero and the ‘to’ rises to infinity.” – Yale Hay Lubkin, OPTION, 6/77. – INCENTIVES, PROPERTY, PROSPERITY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
WELFARE STATE: In demanding that men in Government be responsible for his welfare, a citizen is demanding control of his affairs by men whose only power is the use of force.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.194. – POWER, POLITICIANS, STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS FOR THE USE OF FORCE
WELFARE STATE: In every ‘Welfare State’ welfare for its politicians and bureaucrats comes first and is the most expensive item. The rest is only pretence, excuse and window dressing for the former. – JZ, 24.11.96, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: In his latest book, Hazlitt sends Washington and the American people an important message: Welfare is counter-productive in many ways. Despite the do-goodist intentions behind each welfare program, welfare ultimately harms the poor through ways direct and indirect. – Directly, welfare hurts the poor’s sense of self-reliance and self-respect. If the poor would hold jobs instead, they probably could feel a sense of accomplishment, of pride in workmanship. Alas, the “Protestant ethic” of hard work and honest ambition is vanishing. - Indirectly, welfare harms the poor by hamstringing capitalism. Capitalism, Hazlitt explains, is the best tool around for the conquest of poverty. It is capitalism, which can make for a bigger ‘pie’, if only permitted to. But, to a significant degree, welfare doesn’t permit it to do so.” – THE ACADEMIC REVIEWER, Spring-Summer 74, on Henry Hazlitt, “The Conquest of Poverty”. - 2011.
WELFARE STATE: In honey more flies drown than in vinegar.” – LaFontaine, Fables VI. 3: Phébus et Borée. (“Plus fait douceur que violence.”) “Your catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” – is also supposed to be an Arab proverb. – JZ
WELFARE STATE: In increasing numbers, Americans believe that it is the responsibility – nay, the duty – of the federal government to take the earnings of some Americans and redistribute them to other Americans for various and sundry "good" reasons including "fairness." Citizens who know it is wrong to use force to take money from a neighbor have rationalized that it is OK for the government to do it for them.” – Linda Bowles, nationally syndicated columnist. - TAXATION, FAIRNESS
WELFARE STATE: In many ways, the government’s promise to increase the general welfare always results in decreased welfare.” – Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.32.
WELFARE STATE: In our desire to have government become our benefactor and sustainer, we have allowed it to become our taskmaster and overlord. As a result, we have become little more than well-fed, well-entertained slaves to the state. Freedom, as envisioned by our forefathers, is gone. –Chuck Baldwin 2001 - www.chuckbaldwinlive.com - PATERNALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: In past times the arrangements were such that the few superior profited at the expense of the many inferior. It is now proposed to make the arrangement such that the many inferior shall profit at the expense of the few superior. And just as the old social system was assumed by those who maintained it to be equitable, so is this new social system assumed to be equitable by those who propose it.” – Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Ethics, par.301. – COERCIVE DISTRIBUTIONISM, PROPERTY RIGHTS, EXPLOITATION, STATE SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES
WELFARE STATE: In spring 1981, the Census Bureau reported that 39.5% of the households receiving food stamps were not “poor” as is officially defined. (About three-fourths of England’s population lives below our poverty line.) Neither were 57.3% of the households getting subsidized school lunches, 53.4% of those in subsidized housing, 52.5% of those covered by Medicaid, and 82% of those covered by Medicare. Conversely, two-thirds of the officially designated “poor” received no cash benefits, and almost three-fifths received no non-cash benefits.” - Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p.84. – And yet there are still many believers in the “Welfare State”. – JZ, 12.9.08. - POVERTY
WELFARE STATE: In the end the Welfare State holds full sway. Citizens become wards and dependents, and the power of the government is as absolute as in any medieval dukedom.” – Dean Smith, Conservatism, p.123. – THE NEW SERFDOM OR FEUDALISM
WELFARE STATE: In the interests both of welfare and of fiscal reform the watchword should be welfare without the welfare state’.” – Arthur Shenfield, in “Right Turn”, edited by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.42.
WELFARE STATE: In the simplest form, the fundamental fallacy of the Welfare State which leads to both financial crisis and the destruction of freedom is the attempt to do good at somebody else’s expense.” – Milton Friedman
WELFARE STATE: in welfare, to prevent abuse and run-away growth, it is essential that welfare not be guaranteed.” - Bob Howard, PROGRESS PARTY NEWSLETTER, 12/77. – GUARANTEED INCOME, MINIMUM INCOME
WELFARE STATE: Is it a home of reason which devotes so much of its energy and wealth to preserving its unfit that its fit are neglected and become unfit themselves?" - John Wyndham, The Secret People, p.117. – Q.
WELFARE STATE: Is the Workers Party a write off? Yes, it wants to write off the burden of too much tax and too much government of Liberal and Labor.” – John Curvers, in 1976 election leaflet. – WORKERS PARTY
WELFARE STATE: ISIL Director Jarret Wollstein began by asserting that government programs don’t work particularly well – because they are not only coercive, but extremely inefficient with 80% of welfare spending going to the bureaucracy – not to the poor.” - FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS. 12/07, p.18.
WELFARE STATE: It ain't charity if you are using someone else's money.” - Mark Wilson, on Internet. - VS. CHARITY, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: It appears that we Americans no longer believe that a free person in a free country can or will voluntarily provide for the welfare of himself, his family and his handicapped or temporarily unfortunate neighbor. In contradiction to our own Declaration of Independence, we appear to be rapidly becoming a nation of dependents. That philosophy of despair is summed up in the question that is heard whenever the subject of security by dependence on government is discussed: “Would you let them starve?” – Let us consider the implied meaning of that question. To me it says, if people are free and responsible for their own welfare, they will starve. It says that we have rejected Christ’s teachings on love and charity. It says that we – through our churches and other voluntary organizations – cannot or will not care for the unfortunate among us. It says that a free economy results in starvation instead of progress and prosperity. It says that freedom is a failure and that, for our salvation, we must turn to the authoritarian concept of governmental security.” – Ben Moreell, THE FREEMAN, 4/75. – STARVING, HUNGER, POVERTY, FREEDOM, CHARITY, INDEPENDENCE, AMERICANISM
WELFARE STATE: It is a melancholy system that tends to debase a large mass of the people to the condition of a nursery, where the children look to the father and mother, and do nothing for themselves.” - The Earl of Shaftesbury, The Dwellings of the Poor, Dec. 1883, in M. Goodwin, “19th Century Opinion”, p.75.
WELFARE STATE: It is an ancient axiom of statecraft that you can always give the public anything but you can never take away what you once have given, without enormous trouble.” – W. P. Pitkin, Twilight of the American Mind, p.222. – “give” is the wrong term for tax-based funds. – The legal tender and the central bank monopoly laws could be peacefully repealed. So could the trustee acts enforcing “investment” in governmental insecurities. A tax strike could be organized in a way to become very popular. A monetary freedom revolution could be quite peaceful and rapidly productive as well. A bankruptcy proceedings against governments could lead to the distribution of all its remaining capital assets to all its victims. Bringing the troops home could also prove to be very popular. The recognition of all individual rights and liberties would greatly help. – JZ, 6.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: It is as unjust for the police to forcibly take from some and give to others as it would be for me to rob you to aid a person who is the object of my pity.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.96.
WELFARE STATE: It is difficult to criticize the ‘Welfare State’ – if you do, people will ask indignantly if you do not think that it is the duty of the State to concern itself with the people’s welfare.” – Colin Clark, QUADRANT, June 75. – He went on: “Of course it is – that is what the State is for. But it is quite a different matter to propose that we should turn to the State for ALL our welfare requirements. This indeed is probably the most dangerous error of our times. ...” – It is not the duty of the territorial State at all to concern itself with the people’s welfare! – JZ, 17.5.76. – Especially since it has also failed in its primary and also pretended task, namely to offer a quite rightful and effective protection and defence. Does it provide genuine justice, genuine education, competitive postal services, optimal transport facilities? Why assume that it will be and do any better in any other sphere? – JZ, 4.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: It is easy to be generous with other people’s money.” – John Ray, quoted in Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.39.
WELFARE STATE: It is easy, wasteful, irresponsible and counterproductive to be charitable – especially when it is done with other people’s money. – JZ, 8.1.98. - CHARITY
WELFARE STATE: it is immoral to rob or to enslave one man for the purpose of helping another.” – Workers Party platform draft, 1975. – All too true! But, as the fate of the W.P. itself indicated, it is “good” territorial politics as long as no one is free to secede from it. – JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: It is impossible to make great largesses to the people without great extortion.” – Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, bk. vii, ch.2, 1748. – TRIBUTE LEVIES CALLED TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: It is not an overstatement to describe as a kind and degree of slavery the status of taxpayers who involuntarily support welfare recipients.” – Paul Lepanto, “Return to Reason”, p.141. – As involuntary taxpayers they are also partly the slaves of the Warfare State and partly the slaves of the mis-education system imposed by the State. – Like with the serfs under feudalism, only part of their earnings is left to them for their own support. And government mis-education and propaganda makes them believe that they are free men. - JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: It is not charity if it's at the point of a gun. – Unknown – CHARITY, BENEVOLENCE, TAXATION, POWER,
WELFARE STATE: It is obvious that government would not take from some and give to others were the others to reject the loot. It follows them that the recipients of ill-gotten gains are as sinful as the government, which effects the transfer by force. (*) – Only the hardened professional criminals – a fraction of the population – would personally so indulge themselves. The vast majority would refrain from immoral action were it a you-and-me relationship. Honesty would prevail. - However, when government does the coercive taking and handing out, most citizens – those who do no thinking for themselves – are relieved of any sense of indulging in crimes. Instead they experience a false sense of absolution. Their lack of vision obscures reality!” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/78. - (*) However, since all are or were much taxed, directly or indirectly and largely helpless to resist that taxation, they consider a government hand-out often as a part-indemnification for what has been taken from them. Thus stopping compulsory taxation must rather come from a general denationalization and demolition of the Welfare State via individual secessionism, exterritorial autonomy for volunteers and a tax strike towards the existing territorial governments, including a monetary and financial revolution, to disable them from financing themselves through inflations and public debts certificate sales or forced loans. – Also from alternative institutions that, on a voluntary, insurance, credit and mutual aid basis, not just private charity, would take better care of the at least temporarily helpless people than does any territorial government. - JZ, 6.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: It is preposterous to conclude that the term general welfare, as used in the Constitution, was intended to mean that government should have the right to take billions of dollars from workers and use the money to provide services for others. And it is even more preposterous that government forces millions of people to accept services they do not even want.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.149.
WELFARE STATE: It is today’s advocate of the Welfare State who treats human beings as property – property of Big Brother, natural resources to be used for whatever purposes the government has in mind, driven by the whip of the government’s police power.” – William Chadwick, THE FREEMAN, 3/76, p.170. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SERFS, TAX SLAVES
WELFARE STATE: it is unjust to tax Jones in order to be benevolent to Smith.” – Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant: The Philosophy or Right, p.144.
WELFARE STATE: It seems that wherever the Welfare State is involved, the moral precept, "Thou shalt not steal," becomes altered to say: "Thou shalt not steal, except for what thou deemest to be a worthy cause, where thou thinkest that thou canst use the loot for a better purpose than wouldst the victim of the theft." – F. A. Harper – Quoted by Anja Hartleb in Facebook, 12.2.12. - ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - It is also possible to establish a Welfare State that is based e.g. upon soundly run social insurance, either of the compulsory kind or of the voluntary kind. The compulsory and governmentally regulated private social insurance has often been abused by the government, via inflation, confiscation, forced loans or forced investments in governmental insecurities and, perhaps most of all, by monetary and financial despotism. Without these flaws voluntary insurance or merely morally obligatory private social insurance can do a much better job, also a quite just one, than the Welfare State. – JZ, 4.4.12. – Good intentions and “good” will are no good enough substitutes for enlightenment or good enough excuses for wrongful actions. – JZ, 24.4.13, 2.7.13. – BASED UPON COMPULSORY TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, SOCIAL INSURANCE, FREE, COMPETITIVE & VOLUNTARY, OFFICIAL THEFTS & ROBBERIES, GOOD INTENTIONS, ROBIN HOODLISM, WELFARE STATES & THEIR THEFTS VIA TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: It simply serves to finance a needless two-way process of providing indiscriminate universal benefits and then recovering by taxation much or most of their value from the families who receive them.” – Priscilla Polanyi, in “Down With the Poor”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.112, bottom. – And from many other involuntary taxpayers. – JZ, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: It will no more wither away than the Marxist state. It should be pruned of its superfluous parts, piece by piece, as a conscious act of policy. A good doctor peels the plaster off a healing limb. But the officialdom of the welfare state will not preside over its dissolution even when and where the ‘working classes’ want it.” - Arthur Seldon, Welfare, in 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.46. – Let the victims decide, so to speak, by voting with their feet! - It would wither away under the right of individuals and whole dissenting minority groups to secede from the State and do their own things for or to themselves, under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy, an alternative which the IEA and UK Conservatives, generally, have, alas, not yet seriously considered. – They are all too much territorialist nationalists for that. – JZ, 7.9.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, COMPERINT GOVERNANCE
WELFARE STATE: It would be better if your government saw only to the welfare of the genuinely misfortunate; but alas, it has long since outdone that activity and now plunders the property of the intelligent, the frugal, the diligent, and yes, the fortunate, and doles it out to the lazy, the spendthrift, the foolish, and yes, the unfortunate. How will you build prosperity by punishing the prosperous? How will you encourage production by destroying the ambition of the producer? By heavy overlapping taxes and unwarranted meddling regulations your government has shackled the worker, and then if that did not suffice to put an end to his labor, it has tempted him to the deceit of pretended idleness by offering a good living in exchange for an artificial unemployment.” – Jack Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, Sep. 76. – By subsidizing poverty and unemployment one can achieve as much additional “poverty” and “unemployment” as one wants, for one’s political purposes and this at the expense largely of the still working people. – Then with artificial jobs to employ some of those thus rendered unemployed one can “employ” some in unproductive jobs, like bureaucratic ones, which, largely, merely waste the extorted capital and gain votes and the pretence of prosperity this way. Governments subsidize artificial “unemployment” and then also subsidize some “jobs”. – JZ, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: It's wrong for someone to confiscate your money, give it to someone else, and call that "compassion." – Harry Browne – COMPASSION, WAR ON POVERTY, WAR ON THE POOR, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SUBSIDIES,
WELFARE STATE: It’s easy to think that government programs add to what’s available. But they don’t; they replace what is available. And we’ve already seen that at any given time the General Market expresses the highest-value desires of the people within it. So the government can only act by replacing a desire with something valued less.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, p.86. - The intensity of the values involved is a subjective matter. What really matters are the property rights involved and the other rights and liberties involved that make it possible for individuals, in the vast majority of cases, to support themselves and to take some precautions for the various emergencies that are part of life. – JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: Its “welfare” activities keep the “poor” poor, and at the same time bite into their liberty and into that of those who pay for their ‘welfare’.” – Arthur Shenfield, REASON 8/76. - 2011.
WELFARE STATE: learn not to blame the average welfare mother with her pitiable child-support check, but the sixty-thousand-dollar-a year public official whose nonproductive way of life keeps everybody else destitute.” (*) - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001, email@example.com, p.15. – Rather, the territorial statism of almost everybody is to blame. – JZ, 27.9.07. - Mostly not persons but wrong ideas, principles, laws and institutions are to blame. None of them should be forced upon anybody. - JZ, 13.4.11. – (*) Rather, his unproductive and counter-productive “work” does directly and indirectly impoverish others. Compare its numbers of bureaucrat, politicians, and otherwise “protected”, privileged and subsidized people with the numbers of still productively employed people, working for what remains of a free market and at their expense. – JZ, 19.5.14. - & PUBLIC SERVANTS, POLITICIANS, SUBSIDIES, PRIVILEGES, BAILOUTS, WELFARE TO THE RICH, MAKE-WORK SCHEMES, TAX SLAVERY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, UNEMPLOYMENT, BUREACRACY
WELFARE STATE: Less than 20 percent of total welfare expenditures is actually intended to help the poor.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.18. – For more details, see Richard B. McKenzie, “Taxation and Redistribution”, in Robert Formain, ed., Taxation and Society, San Francisco, Cato Institute, 1981.WELFARE STATE: Liberals’ suffer a myopia, an inability to see that aggressive force is used to build the welfare state. True, there is considerably less outright violence in tax collections for interventionism than in full-scale war. Big government relies much more on the threat of force, rather than it its actual employment, to promote the payment of taxes. But anyone could easily witness the transformation of potential energy into kinetic energy – the treat into reality – by trying to spend for himself the portion of his taxes which would go for, say farm subsidies. Not surprisingly, few citizens have made this interesting experiment.” – Craig Howell, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 11/72, p.656. - AGGRESSION, TAXATION, LIBERALS, VIOLENCE, WAR, CIVIL WAR, SUBSIDIES
WELFARE STATE: Libertarians agree that welfare must be abolished in its present tax-financed form.” – Libertarian Handbook 1973. - At least online and on a disk an annual libertarian handbook could and should be produced, at little cost and risk. It could also be offered as an email attachment for a low price. - It could embody, as a result of searches by many libertarian, at least hints to or abstracts of or links to the best that has been offered during the last year. - An individual, with his limited time, energy and searches cannot sufficiently keep up with all the recent developments and publications etc. - Or are the various libertarian newsletters and magazines, sent by email, or downloadable, already a good enough substitute for such a handbook? - Perhaps there are too many of them for a lone individual to cope with. An handbook could offer the best of all such offers. An every growing digital libertarian encyclopedia might be better still. - JZ, 13.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: Libertarians know that a free country has nothing to fear from anyone coming in or going out – while a welfare state is scared to death of poor people coming in and rich people going out – Harry Browne, quoted by Jim Carigan – Facebook, 26.3.14. – If only that were quite true. That would be an easy way to get rid of the Welfare State. Alas, in spite of poor people coming in and rich people going out, it still persists! – JZ, 26.3.14. - FREE MIGRATION
WELFARE STATE: Libertarians often describe the political economy of the postwar USA as a welfare-warfare state. This dual characterization is apt up to a point, but unfortunately it tends to suggest that the two aspects are distinct, whereas in reality they are inextricably entangled. Moreover, although the warfare state certainly wages war outside the country against foreigners, the welfare state also wages war, inside the country against Americans. This amalgamation plays a major role in co-opting potential opponents of one side of the system into acceptance of the overall system. - Robert Higgs, on Facebook, 29.2.12. – & WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: Liberty is inalienable. I cannot transfer my responsibility to anyone on anything. – This fact is not recognized when individuals submit to an Authority that grants them “freedoms”. Implicit in that plural it the belief that individuals are not free, that adult men and women must be controlled and cared for, as children are, and that, like children, they are naturally dependent and naturally obedient to an Authority that is responsible for their acts and their welfare.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.150.
WELFARE STATE: Licence for politicians and bureaucrats to steal and dispense money that isn’t theirs.” – THE FREE RADICAL, No. 2, N.Z.
WELFARE STATE: like other cases of nationalization, it produces a poor, expensive product, and raises into the bargain a fiscal problem of massive dimensions. In the interests both of welfare and of fiscal reform the watchword should be ‘welfare without the welfare state’. For the great and growing majority, relieved from excessive taxation to finance state welfare, the free market would provide enhanced welfare; and for the dwindling minority in need selective tax-supported services could cater more generously than the present universal system.” - Arthur Seldon, Right Turn, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.42. – Poverty cannot be abolished by any form of taxation, statism and territorialism. – JZ, 19.5.14. - NATIONALIZATION, TAXATION, BUDGET, POVERTY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENT AID, HANDOUTS
WELFARE STATE: Man’s hardest job is trying to keep the Government from taking care of him.” – Anna Herbert, THE READER’S DIGEST, Oct. 64, p. 4.
WELFARE STATE: Many men who can’t manage their own affairs are not deterred from offering to look after those of the nation.” – W.G.P. - CANDIDATES, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, LEADERSHIP, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, PREMIERS
WELFARE STATE: Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress, but they regard the things government does for others as socialism. – California Governor Earl Warren, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 12/52. – SOCIAL PROGRESS, STATE SOCIALISM
WELFARE STATE: Many people today think that the government's job is to take care of us. But I agree with the Declaration of Independence, which says that the government's job is to secure our rights (our inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness). – Tom Parker – Precisely for this job territorial governments, with the statism and anti-economics, their permits, prohibitions, compulsory licensing, protectionism, monopolies, laws, taxes and bureaucratic institutions, price-, wage-, rent- and interest rate controls, their monetary and financial despotism, are the least suitable organizations. - JZ, 19.5.14. – STATISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT UNDER TERRITORIALISM? INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES TO BE PROTECTED ONLY BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS OF POWER ADDICTS? Q.
WELFARE STATE: Mary Ruwart began by stating that: “Liberty has done far more for the poor than any welfare measure.” – Mary Ruwart in a speech: “How Any Country Can Become Rich”, as reviewed in: FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS. 12/07, p.15. - LIBERTY, POVERTY
WELFARE STATE: may be likened to the bone a thief throws to the watchdog while he peacefully makes off with the goods. Like the dog, we are apt to busy ourselves with the bone, and neglect to see what is really happening.” – Neil Postman, Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk, p.49.
WELFARE STATE: men … make their living like robber bands, preying upon each other with the ballot as their weapon of pillage.” – Samuel B. Pettengill, THE FREEMAN, Sep. 60. & 9/72. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, ELECTIONS, BALLOT, LEGALIZED ROBBERIES THROUGH TRIBUTE LEVIES CALLED TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: Men who call themselves conservatives, but who operate in the larger industries, spend considerable time, and not a small amount of money, fighting government subsidies to labor unions (in the form of preferential tax and legal considerations) or to people (in the form of welfare programs). They do not fight direct subsidies to industries – such as transportation, farming or universities. They do not, in short, believe that men are entitled to the exclusive employment of their own powers for their own welfare, because they accept the practice of taxing a good part of that power to use for the welfare of other people.” – Karl Hess, Death of Politics, p.7. - SUBSIDIES, UNIONS, LABOR LAWS, CONSERVATIVES, WELFARE FOR THE RICH.
WELFARE STATE: More Budget Money for Social Welfare?” – No! Less taxes or even no taxes at all would promote social welfare more or most. – JZ, 21.5.76, 3.8.78. – Individual secessionism combined with personal law options for volunteers, i.e. experimental freedom, full freedom of contract and association, individual sovereignty and voluntarism or competition in every sphere, could achieve that for some and then by the power of attraction for almost all, in a relatively short time. – JZ, 19.5.14. - BUDGET, TAXATION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, FREE MARKET RELATIONSHIPS & VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE, EVEN FOR STATISTS – AT THEIR EXPENSE & RISKS. THEY WOULD SET DETERRENT RATHER THAN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLES, BECAUSE ONLY THEIR MEMBERS WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR WHAT THEY OFFER.
WELFARE STATE: Mr. Roosevelt had invented a new parlour game in which we all stand in a circle, each with his hands in the other man’s pockets, all expecting to get richer thereby.” – Kenneth W. Sollitt, THE FREEMAN, 9/60, p.7. – And the State’s justice system does not prosecute anyone for fraud, not even the main beneficiaries of this fraudulent system, namely the public servants and politicians. – JZ, 4.9.08. – At the same time, in many countries, most subjects could become rather prosperous or even rich through their equal or proportionate share in all real national capital assets. See e.g. PEACE PLANS 19C. – Also through the abolition of taxation and the introduction of full monetary and financial freedom, through an Ideas Archive and Talent Center, through full experimental freedom, voluntarism, freedom of contract and association, panarchism or polyarchism in every sphere– JZ, 19.5.14. - SOCIAL SECURITY VIA TAXATION, INFLATION, PUBLIC DEBTS? INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, COMPLETE PRIVATIZATION, WEALTH, & RICHES, EARNED, AS AN OPTION FOR ALMOST ALL
WELFARE STATE: My welfare is no one else’s business.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 5/73. - Alas, the territorial State made it its own and even Leonard E. Read did not make it his business to promote the abolition of the territorial State. He only imagined that he could help to make it harmless by limiting its power and this without touching its essential power, namely, its territorialism, which allows it to grow from weakness to mass murderous strength, like even the USA did. – JZ, 7.9.08. – TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, NWT
WELFARE STATE: Never ask of him who has, but of him who wishes you well.” – Spanish proverb. – If applied to the like-minded volunteers of panarchies, welfare among them should be no problem. – JZ, 7.9.08. - However, mostly they would rather resort to their self-help options, insurance, credits or mutual aid contracts than charity. - Anyhow, whatever they would do among themselves, it would be their choice or opportunity or their self-made problem. - JZ, 13.4.11, 19.5.14. – CHOICE, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM FOR ALL
WELFARE STATE: No man or woman has a moral right to charity, either through the tax system or from private sources. Welfare is a privilege, not a right.” – Quoted in THE FREEMAN, 9/74, p.518. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, CHARITY, VOLUNTARISM, PROPERTY RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
WELFARE STATE: No matter how idealistic and humanitarian are its aims, the modern Welfare State is doomed to bankruptcy since it is committed to satisfy the ever increasing, limitless needs of its members while the available human energy and natural resources are limited.” – George Hardy, in PROGRESS, May 79. – Moreover, under territorial statism only a fraction of all creative and productive human energies are released. – JZ, 19.5.14. - NEEDS, POVERTY, LACK OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, ENLIGHTENMENT, SELF-HELP OPTIONS, PERSONAL LAW OPPORTUNITIES, INDEPENCENCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WELFARE STATE: no matter how pretty its promises, in order for government t’act humanely toward somebody, it must first act inhumanely toward somebody else, because it produces nothin’ itself.” – L. Neil Smith, Tom Paine Maru, p.204. – HUMANITARIANISM BASED ON TAXES OR, RATHER, TRIBUTES
WELFARE STATE: No nation can afford to support all its idle people.” – Albert Jay Nock – Nations do not even exist. “Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the term national.” – Caroline Chisholm
WELFARE STATE: No Net Gain: Nothing is added by any of these government programs to the total of goods or employment. At best what happens is that the community gets employment or production in one direction instead of in another. In a free market people tend to get the particular mix of goods and services that each individually prefers. In a welfare state they get the mix that the politicians and bureaucrats decide is good for them.” – Henry Hazlitt, THE FREEMAN, 3/76. – At least the second half of that remark can also be found in Henry Hazlitt: Instead of What? p.11. - What they pretend would be good for the public, is primarily good only for the politicians and bureaucrats and their favorites or bribed voters. – Altogether, less is produced and fairly distributed than would be otherwise, under a completely free market system, one including e.g. full monetary and financial freedom. - JZ, 5.9.08, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: No one has a right to welfare, because all welfare is paid for by other people. To admit such a right would, to that extent, turn those who pay for it into slaves.” – John Singleton and Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.273. – SLAVERY, SERFDOM, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES
WELFARE STATE: Nobody starves … in Welfare. But aid is a mere stopgap, and still taxpayers feel drained.” - Poul Anderson, Firetime, p.94.
WELFARE STATE: Nothing costs so much as what is given us.” – Thomas Fuller, M.D., Gnomologia, 1732, 3660. – GIFTS, HANDOUTS, SUBSIDIES
WELFARE STATE: Nothing is, as a rule, more unsocial than the so-called “Welfare State”. It diminishes individual responsibility and reduces individual output.“ – Ludwig Erhard. – JZ tr. of: “Nichts ist in der Regel unsozialer als der sogenannte “Wohlfahrtsstaat“, der die menschliche Verantwortung erschlaffen und die individuelle Leistung absinken lässt.” - Alas, even under his rule the German Welfare State was continued. – JZ, 3.9.07. & 2011
WELFARE STATE: Notice that each and every example in the dictionary definition of ‘welfare state’ involved government coercion of the individual, a mulcting of his free choice. No longer is he able to seek his own destiny - his own way to good fortune, well-being, prosperity and happiness; instead some other individual or group arrogates the authority to decide for him what he wants or needs to secure euphoria.” – Ridgway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, 11/73.
WELFARE STATE: Observe the corresponding effect in another of our great state institutions. The effect of the Poor Law - which undertakes the care in the last resort of the old and helpless - has been to break down to a great extent the family feelings and affections of our people. It is simply and solely on account of the great machine that our people, naturally so generous, recognize much less the duty of providing for an old parent than is the case either in France or in Germany. With us, each man unconsciously reasons, “Why should I do that which the state will do for me?” All such institutions possess a philanthropical outside, but inwardly they are full of moral helplessness and selfishness.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.66. 2011.
WELFARE STATE: Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C. S. Lewis – At least partly in ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03 - & TYRANNY, ROBBER BARONS, DOGOODERS
WELFARE STATE: Of welfarist measures we may ask: Is it right to take money from some portion of the people and give it to others?” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 5/76, p.302.
WELFARE STATE: Official handouts and subsidies will only end when those now forced to pay for them can freely opt out of these income transfer schemes and establish their own alternative welfare, insurance, credit and mutual aid organizations of whatever kind they may like among themselves. - JZ, 7.9.89.
WELFARE STATE: Once a nation decides that some of its members have a “right”, not just “to go out and get”, but “to sit still and be given”, it finds itself torn by two irrepressible questions: Just who should be given? And exactly how much should they get?” - Jerome Hyler, How to build a Mass Libertarian Movement in America, p.16. – And who should pay for all this? – JZ, 19.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: Once eliminate the fear of starvation, once eliminate or bound the hope of riches, and we shall see plenty of skulking and malingering. Society will then be something not wholly unlike a cotton plantation in the old days; with cheerful, careless, demoralized slaves, …” - Robert Louis Stevenson, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 8/78. – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDEPENDENCE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SELF-RESPECT
WELFARE STATE: One proud mother says both her sons are doing well. One’s in poverty and the other’s in pollution.” – Bill Vaughan. - JOKES
WELFARE STATE: One run for the benefit of everyone but the taxpayer.” - Imogene Fey
WELFARE STATE: Our Local Government, State and Federal big sugar daddies charge us so much for their lollies – which they force us to buy – that they leave a very bad taste in the mouth. – JZ, 6.4.76.
WELFARE STATE: Our society is coming close to one with an automatic penalty for doing the right thing and an automatic reward for doing the wrong thing – or for doing nothing. – JZ, 25.9.77, 4.9.08. – FORGOTTEN MAN, TRIBUTE PAYERS, BENEFICIARIES OF THE WELFARE STATE, TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: Politically powered wishes become legal claims on the private property of others. The empty fruits of extortion, ‘Beneficiaries’ become victims, unable to help themselves.” – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.98, in summing up the contents of chapter IX: When Wishes Become Rights. – WISHFUL THINKING, POVERTY, BENEFICIARIES, VICTIMS, HELP, CLAIMS & WISHES INSTEAD OF RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
WELFARE STATE: Poor people, what deception awaits you … The whole mechanism consists of taking ten from you in order to give you back eight, without counting the actual freedom which will be succumbed in the operation.” – Frederic Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.93. – Also quoted by Greg Lindsay in FREE ENTERPRISE, last issue, 1976. - Compare a more recent estimates: “The welfare system – which produces very little welfare – pays out well over 80 % of its enormous budget to armies of highly paid bureaucrats.” – Vincent H. Miller, FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, Sum. 82. – The official helpers do primarily help themselves – to huge salaries and pensions. They constitute the new ruling class, the new aristocracy, ruling under egalitarian pretences. – JZ, 4.9.08. – POLITICIANS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUREAUCRACY, THE NEW & PRIVILEGED & ALL TOO POWERFUL ARISTOCRACY
WELFARE STATE: Providing the people with ‘governmental feeding stations’ kindles the vice of avarice.” – John Chamberlain, quoting Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 72.
WELFARE STATE: Reform minded people hope that better schooling for welfare children will prepare them for jobs and a decent future but, unfortunately, the decline of ghetto schools has paralleled the rise of the welfare rolls and the expansion of slum areas. The role of the teacher is no longer to teach but to maintain minimal order. Says one teacher: ‘My two jobs are to keep myself alive and to keep my students alive.’” (*)- “All this adds up to make our welfare system a ludicrous farce of inefficiency, manipulation and fraud. It is destroying our nation’s cities, terrorizing the populace, exacerbating racial hostility and keeping the American middle class on the run from deteriorating neighborhoods, drugs and violence.” - Clayton Thomas, in THE MACON HERALD, Macon, Georgia, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/76. – (*) That would be rapidly ended by voluntary attendance which would also be privately paid for either in cash or via long-term and sound private credits on a stable value basis and this to competitive private educational institutions and facilities. – JZ, 19.5.14. - EDUCATION, TEACHERS, SLUM SCHOOLS, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION LOANS FOR COMPETITIVELY SUPPLIED EDUCATION TO VOLUNTEERS ONLY
WELFARE STATE: Rome’s liberties were not auctioned off in a day, but were bought slowly, gradually, furtively, little by little; first with a little corn and oil for the exceedingly poor and wretched, later with corn and oil for voters, who were not quite so poor, later still with corn and oil for pretty much every man that had a vote to sell – exactly our own history over again.” – Mark Twain, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 5/67. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY, REPUBLICS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIEWS
WELFARE STATE: Security or Welfare?” – Duncan Yuille, WORKERS PARTY NSW BULLETIN, Dec. 76. – Better, perhaps: Genuine social security, established in a free-enterprise way, or "Welfare" in the statist way? – JZ, 6.9.08, 14.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: Sen. Barry Goldwater told the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies that people receiving government benefits and the bureaucrats that hand them out are “the strongest political force in America today.” – (N.R.), quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/80.
WELFARE STATE: Since so much of the total welfare spending is waste, as far as the community that is supposed to receive it is concerned, there have been attempts to get it better allocated, but without much success. So much of it goes to the case-workers, bureaucrats, study groups, paperwork, and all the usual bureaucratic wastage, that it is of more benefit to the bureaucracy than to the poor. … the poor get the poor end of it.” – WESTERN WORLD REVIEW, Summer 73. - WASTE
WELFARE STATE: Slavery, as we ordinarily understand the term, died out, but it gave way to a servitude of each to all, when each was locked tight in an immense and artificial organization of society.” – W. G. Sumner, State Interference, in: War and Other Essays, p.215. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, REGULATION
WELFARE STATE: So we put money into the economy by taking money out of the economy, and then putting it into the economy, and taxing it as it comes through. – Yea, that should work. – Words put into the mouth of Obama, by Alan Turin sharing Laissez Faire Capitalism's photo, on Facebook, 29.10.12. – JOKES, TAXATION, HANDOUTS
WELFARE STATE: Socialism in Russia (communism, to our planners) and socialism in the U.S.A. (the welfare state, to our planners) have identical aims: the state ownership and control of the means of production. Further, one as much as the other rests on the use of police force. In Russia the force is more impetuously applied than here. There, they pull the trigger and think later, if at all. Here, they government relies more on the threat of force and acquiescence of the citizen.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.65.
WELFARE STATE: Socialism-through-Welfarism poses a far greater threat to freedom than Socialism-through-Nationalization, because it is more difficult to combat.” – Sen. Barry Goldwater in “Conscience of a Conservative”. – SOCIALISM, STATE SOCIALISM, NATIONALIZATION
WELFARE STATE: Some people seek welfare; their attitude is, “Screw the taxpayer.” – THE CHARLES CURLEY LETTER, April 77.
WELFARE STATE: Somehow, the fact that more poor people are on welfare, receiving more generous payments, does not seem to have made this country a nice place to live – not even for the poor on welfare, whose condition seems not noticeably better than when they were poor and off welfare. Something appears to have gone wrong; a liberal and compassionate social policy has bred all sorts of unanticipated and perverse consequences. – Irving Kristol – WAR AGAINST POVERTY BY GOVERNMENTS BECAME A WAR AGAINST THE POOR, STATISM, INTERVENTIONISM, REGULATIONS, CONTROLS, LICENSING, SUBSIDIES, DIRIGISM, PROTECTIONISM, CENTRAL PLANNING VS. PRIVATE & FREE PLANNING, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE COMPETITION, LAISSEZ FAIRE OR FREE MARKET CAPITALISM
WELFARE STATE: Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” – E. M. Forster, Sayings of the Week, OBSERVER, October 6, 1951. – Quoted in Bachman’s Book of Freedom Quotations, p.255.
WELFARE STATE: state-charity, that popular socialist rostrum, should be disallowed. …” – Ronald F. Conney, THE FREEMAN, 5/73.
WELFARE STATE: State-mandated compassion produces, not love for ones fellow man, but hatred and resentment. – Lizard - COMPASSION, CHARITY, COMPULSION, BENEVOLENCE, TAXATION, “POSITIVE” OR REVERSE DISCRIMINATION, COMPASSION, ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS, TRANSFER SOCIETY, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS
WELFARE STATE: Support the Welfare System. Quit Work.” – Bumper sticker, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 9/75. - JOKES
WELFARE STATE: Supposed that A earns $ 5.00 an hour, and that $ 10.00 of his weekly taxes are transferred to B. in welfare payments. This means that for two hours a week he is not working for himself, but is involuntarily working for B: in other words, he is B’s slave for two hours a week. This may not sound like much, but if slavery is wrong, it is wrong in any quantity.” – Philip B. Demattais, “What Is Libertarianism?” p.9. - SLAVERY
WELFARE STATE: Sympathy may lead someone to help an unfortunate person in need, but benevolence must come from the heart, not from the sword, otherwise we become slaves.” – Fred Foldvary, THE CONNECTION 107, of 23.10.82, p.8, to Diogenes.
WELFARE STATE: Take care that the professional carers don’t take care of you at your risk and expense. – JZ, 3.3.95.
WELFARE STATE: Taking all households together, a calculation based on 1967 taxes and benefits showed that two-thirds of the total value of state benefits went to families whose tax payments were at least equal to the value of benefits received. Thus, the most welfare payments go to families who could afford to buy for themselves through private insurance the same value of welfare as the state provides, if they were relieved of the tax which the state levies to provide it for them.” - Priscilla Polanyi, in “Down With the Poor”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.114. – Let people secede from the Welfare State! – As sovereign “consumers” of competitively supplied State and societal services they would, usually, make better choices for themselves that bureaucrats and politicians are able willing to make for them. - JZ, 6.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: Tax, Spend and Borrow, as if There Is No Tomorrow.” – Old bureaucratic and governmental axiom, quoted by Dr. Paul T. Hendershot, in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 1/77.
WELFARE STATE: Taxes now take over 30 percent of our GNP, but as Michael Harrington has observed, ‘the welfare state benefits least those who need help most. …’ (*) In fact, federal, state and local taxes take an astounding 34 percent of the income of those who make less than $ 3,000 a year.” (**) – Minimum wage laws increase unemployment and especially hurt the poor.“ (***) Manifesto”, p.116. (Whose manifesto, when and where? – JZ) – (*) The Other America, Baltimore, Penguins, 1962, p 16: … the welfare state … helped the poor least of all. Laws like unemployment compensation, the Wagner Act, the various farm programs, all these were designed for the middle third in the cities, for the organized workers, and for the upper third in the country, for the big market farmers. If a man works in an extremely low paying job, he may not even be covered by social security or other welfare programs.” - (**) U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, Dec. 9, 1968. -(***) Professor Yale Brozen, “The Untruth of the Obvious: The Failure of Government Economic Intervention”, THE FREEMAN, June 1968.
WELFARE STATE: Thank the territorial Welfare State for the mess we are in. – JZ, 7.9.08, just slightly changing the heading of an article by Leonard E. Read, in THE FREEMAN, 3/75: “Thank God for the Mess We’re In.”
WELFARE STATE: That is one of the evils of welfare statism: its fundamental irrationality and immorality force men into contradictions where no course of action is right.” – Ayn Rand, The Question of Scholarships.
WELFARE STATE: The ‘cargo cult” of the Western people, who think that they are civilized. – JZ, 16.1.94. – STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, SHARING THE WEALTH, DISTRIBUTIONISM
WELFARE STATE: The ‘rights’ of the welfare recipients do not take precedence over the legitimate rights of the taxpayers.” – LP party program draft, 1974.
WELFARE STATE: The ‘welfare dollar’ is (largely! – JZ) distributed not to those who need it, but to those who are ‘helping’ those who need it.” – Elizabeth Hastings, 16.8.80, quoted in LIBERTARIAN POLITICS, 1981, review, p.49.
WELFARE STATE: The ‘Welfare State’ has come to assume ever-greater social functions and has intervened on an ever-greater scale in the control of economic and social life. … Individual liberty and local initiative have diminished at the State domination of society has increased. The individual has had less and less to say about his own life and interests as the Government prescribes, to an ever-greater degree, the conditions under which he must live. This process continues inexorably, regardless of the political party in power.” – Sam Weiner, Ethics and American Unionism, 1958, quoted in Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.35.
WELFARE STATE: The “Poor Law” is poor law! – JZ, 13.5.79. – Even when it runs under another name and after some slight changes. – JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: The “Welfare State” offers the most expensive, least valuable and most immoral kind of welfare. – JZ, 6.12.76.
WELFARE STATE: The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money. – Alexis de Tocqueville – BRIBERY WITH HAND-OUTS & PROMISES, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING
WELFARE STATE: The appeal of something for nothing is overwhelming to most people. The welfare state technique permits concerned individuals to satisfy their compassion by compelling others to foot the bills. Further, they do not find it necessary to do the compelling, the government does it. Truly, nothing seems required of them, and they enjoy an angelic sense of charitable accomplishment. On the other end of the process are those who receive the largess in exchange for nothing. The “welfarers” and the “welfared” combine to form an enormous sentiment favoring “welfarism: without so much as a thought or glance at the free market way of life. – “We never had it so good!” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.50. – STATISM, COMPULSION, PUBLIC OPINION, PREJUDICESWELFARE STATE: The average man that I encounter all over the country regards government as a sort of great milk cow, with its head in the clouds eating air, and growing a full teat for everybody on earth.” – Clarence E. Manion, dean of Notre Dame College of Law, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 12/52. - STATISM
WELFARE STATE: The basic flaw is the belief that it is both possible and right to do good at somebody else’s expense.” – MILTON FRIEDMAN, quoted in: Milton Friedman in Australia 1975, p.64.
WELFARE STATE: The British welfare state provides a stark example – fifty per cent of the population are now partially or totally dependant on the government.” – From a leaflet of the Progress Party: “A Return to Common Sense.”
WELFARE STATE: The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed less Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. – Cicero, 55 B.C. – Rome fell … And, it appears we’ve learned nothing in the past 2000 PLUS years! - Glenn Schuyler and Liberty Calling With Judy Morris shared Right Wing News's photo. – Facebook, 19.5.14. -POLITICIANS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, TERRITORIALISM, PUBLIC DEBT, TAXATION, BUDGET, DEFICIT SPENDING, GOVERNMENT SPENDING
WELFARE STATE: The claims of welfare recipients do not take precedence over the rights of other individuals.” –Workers Party, Platform draft, 1975.
WELFARE STATE: The concept of the Welfare State has not only no intrinsic value but is based on at least two wrongful promises because: 1.) It cannot provide the security it promised. 2.) The taxpayer cannot afford to pay for all these promises. – JZ, 76. – Like with all my writings: I hope that someone will express it much better. – JZ, 5.9.08. - As William F. Buckley once pointed out, in form of basic survival goods, e.g. staple food, Welfare handouts would not cost very much and would not be very attractive. However, if this distribution is entrusted to a bureaucracy or an inefficient charity, then this could be costly, too, even if these food-stuffs are donated. Second-hand clothing and household items are already very cheaply supplied through charity shops. - Cash handouts can be too attractive. - JZ, 14.3.11.
WELFARE STATE: the cost of ‘welfare’ is borne largely by those who are its intended beneficiaries.” – E. P. Middleton. – This would be O.K. if it were openly, consistently and intentionally organized. – JZ, 6.5.80. – Among volunteers only! – JZ, 4.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: The danger about the Welfare State is that you lean back and rest on your oars and say that the State will answer all this for me.” - Dr. Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury. - THE AUSTRALIAN, 11.3.77. – Churches would rather have you become dependent upon them. – Free thinkers would think of a way to become independent of both. - JZ, 8.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: The danger inherent in the welfare State is that you become dependent on help …” – Dr. Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury. - THE AUSTRALIAN, 11.3.77. – Most priest would rather have you become dependent on them, as the supposed representatives of God on Earth. – JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: The difference between a Welfare State and a totalitarian State is a matter of time. – Ayn Rand – The Welfare State is already territorial, taxes and spends private earnings and property, passes legislation imposed upon dissenters, as a majoritarian despotism and to that extent is already wrongfully authoritarian and totalitarian. – None of them has recognized and respected all genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 14.2.12. – STATE & TOTALITARIANISM
WELFARE STATE: The entire question of government spending is perhaps best perceived when one realizes that the government is not a source of wealth. The people themselves are the only true source of wealth. (*) Hence the government can only give to the people what it has already taken from the people. You can’t get something for nothing.” – Brian Summers, THE FREEMAN, 3/74. - (*) Provided they are free. - JZ, 4.9.08. – So far there are not, not anywhere. – JZ, 19.5.14. - GOVERNMENT, WEALTH, PEOPLE, FREEDOM, ESPECIALL MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM TO MIGRATE & TO SECEDE & TO LIVE UNDER PERSONAL LAW, TOGETHER WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE BUT NOT WITH ANY TERRITORIL MONOPOLY
WELFARE STATE: The failures of socialism and welfare statism clearly show those who demand equality at the expense of prosperity will get neither equality nor prosperity." - Richard W. Rahn, (11/21/02), Cato Institute, Growth and envy, http://www.free-market.net/rd/187915866.html - GROWTH, ENVY, EQUALITY, STATE SOCIALISM, PROSPERITY
WELFARE STATE: The first destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who first gave them bounties and largesses.” - Plutarch
WELFARE STATE: The first paradox, therefore, is that ‘free’ services may be expensive. The value of welfare received in return for taxation is not necessarily what it is worth to the recipient but the sum total of what it happens to cost public agencies which operate without the test or spur of competition. The second and related paradox is that ‘free’ services actually deny the recipient freedom. Thus the taxes he pays to finance collective provision reduce his income and in return he has thrust on him a mixed bag of services on something worse than a ‘take-or-leave-it’ basis. Hobson’s choice is bad enough, but usually if you go without you don’t have to pay.” - Ralph Harris in “Down With the Poor”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.11/12..
WELFARE STATE: the fiscal policies of the welfare state encourage consumption and consumer debt while discouraging savings and investment. One result is the cumulative erosion of the nation’s productive capital. …” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.182.
WELFARE STATE: the foolish policy of fostering the worst at the expense of the better.” – Herbert Spencer. - Those, who are suffering under numerous State interventions, e.g. the involuntarily unemployed, are not necessarily the worst people. - JZ, 14.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: The fundamental fallacy of the Welfare State, he writes, is the attempt to do good at somebody else’s expense. It is a fallacy because (1) nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own; (2) if you are going to do good at somebody else’s expense, you have to take the money away from him by force. So force, coercion, and destruction of freedom are at the very bottom of the attempts to do good at somebody else’s expense.” – Henry Meulen, in THE INDIVIDUALIST, Dec. 76, on Milton Friedman.
WELFARE STATE: The general welfare is the general welfare, not the welfare of some part. The general welfare is the welfare of all, a welfare which no man or group of men can have more interest in, nor less, than all others.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 5/76, p.305.
WELFARE STATE: 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 – No territorial Welfare State allows its victims to secede from it, its burdens and its benefits. – JZ, 26.4.13.
WELFARE STATE: the Government buys votes from naïve people who can be convinced that social welfare can be had without work. …” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.59.
WELFARE STATE: The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes. – Thomas Paine, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 16.5.13. – STATE SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, TOTALITARIANISM, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: the growth and centralization of governmental power gradually destroys that sense of individual conscientious responsibility, which, as we have seen, is the mainspring of our general welfare. A ‘Welfare State’ is thus a contradiction in terms.” - Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.27. – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
WELFARE STATE: The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional do-gooders, who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others – with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means.” – Henry Grady Weaver, author of a classic book on freedom, The Mainspring of Human Progress. - DO-GOODERS, TAXATION, LEGISLATORS, POLITICIANS, ORDINARY CRIMINALS
WELFARE STATE: The helping hand strikes again.” – Quoted in OUTLOOK, 1/73.
WELFARE STATE: The incontestable fact remains that the working masses of the Western democratic world have secured for themselves a greater freedom and a higher welfare at a far lesser cost than “the blood, sweat, and tears” paid by their Russian brothers for their present lot.” – Sydney Hook, “Revolution, Reform and Social Justice.” – Quoted in Bachman’s Book of Freedom Quotations, p.120. - The question is: How much better off would they be by now, if they had, at least experimentally and for volunteers only, introduced full economic freedom, including full monetary and financial freedom, instead of merely some fractions of it, all too much mixed-up with State Socialism? – JZ, 4.9.08. – STATE SOCIALISM OR EXTREME MONOPOLY CAPITALISM, STATISM, INTERVENTIONISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: The king has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent Swarms of Officers to harass our People and eat out their substance.” - U.S. Declaration of Independence, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - What progress was achieved in this respect, in the long run? - JZ, 14.4.11. - TAXATION, BUREAUCRACY
WELFARE STATE: The measures taken in the name of improving the equity of distribution of income in practice almost always have the opposite effect.” ” – Milton Friedman, in “Milton Friedman in Australia”, 1975, p.69. – EGALITARIANISM, DISTRIBUTIONISM, WAR AGAINST THE POOR
WELFARE STATE: The modern compulsory poor rate does also rate poorly, and impoverishingly. – JZ, 6.11.81, 22.4.09.
WELFARE STATE: The more numerous public instrumentalities become, the more is there generated in citizens the notion that everything is to be done for them, and nothing by them. Every generation is made less familiar with the attainment of desired ends by individual action or private agencies; until, eventually, governmental agencies come to be thought of as the only available agencies.” – Herbert Spencer, The Man versus the State, 1884. - PUBLIC SERVICES, BUREAUCRACY, CIVIL SERVICE, PATERNALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEPENDENCY, SERF-MENTALITY, INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE, INDIVIDUALISM
WELFARE STATE: The more people are free and responsible for their own welfare the less will they go hungry and suffer. – JZ, 1.9.75, 19.5.14. – “Root, hog or die!” was once the motto of American pioneers. As a result and for a long time they became the most prosperous people in the world. – Now, with the “help” of the territorial State, they are down on the road to general poverty. - JZ, 4.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: The more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course they became poorer. – Benjamin Franklin, quoted by Capitalism – “I am for doing good to the poor, but ... I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed ... that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” - Benjamin Franklin - Facebook, 22.10.13. - POVERTY, CHARITY, ALTRUISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
WELFARE STATE: The notion that ours is a welfare state is only a half-truth, if that, for a welfare state is a servile state, one maintained by the servitude of some portion of its citizens. If anyone believes that the state provides the welfare it dispenses, he is mistaken. States, or governments, do not have substance with which to pay for such services. They must extract it from the taxpayer, and they do that by force. The rightness or wrongness of this can be debated, but there is every good reason to describe the practice with the most accurate language available.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 5/75, under the sub-heading: “Welfare at Taxpayer’s Expense.”
WELFARE STATE: the one that coerces every individual to sacrifice his own interests and indiscriminately aid others.” – John E. Nestler, THE FREEMAN, 10/73.
WELFARE STATE: The people never give up their liberties but under some delusions.” – Edmund Burke.
WELFARE STATE: The people who advocate the welfare ethic spend their time discussing how to cut up the pie we have – but those who believe in the work ethic want to bake a bigger pie, and I’m for baking that bigger pie”, the President said. – President Nixon, quoted in THE AUSTRALIAN, 5.9.72. – WORK ETHIC, PRODUCTIVITY
WELFARE STATE: The plain fact is that from experience the welfare state as it is called, hurts the poorest classes in the community and does not help them. You must distinguish between the objectives of measures and the consequences of measures. The objectives are always good. Hardly anyone ever does a bad thing for bad motives. He always tries to do good things. And so it has been with the welfare state. Our problems to do not arise from bad people. They arise from good people trying to do good in the wrong way.” – MILTON FRIEDMAN, quoted in: Milton Friedman in Australia 1975, p.27. - POVERTY, DO-GOODERS
WELFARE STATE: The point at which Bastiat went beyond the rationalist idea of the Physiocrats, and the earlier free market economists, was his recognition of the fact that no fundamental incompatibility existed between the welfare of one man and the welfare of all. He recognized that the incompatibilities had been introduced into society by those who had attempted to manipulate society politically for the advantage of some group at the expense of others …. – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat – A Man Alone, p.209. – NATURAL HARMONY, MANIPULATION OF SOCIETY, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, LOBBIES, VESTED INTERESTS, SPECIAL INTERESTS, PRIVILEGES
WELFARE STATE: The poor choose leisure [to the extent that they do] not because of moral weakness, but because they are paid to do so.” – George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty, New York, Basic Books, 1981, p.68. - POOR PEOPLE, LEISURE INSTEAD OF WORK, SUBSIDIZING POVERTY & UNEMPLOYMENT PRODUCES MORE OF BOTH
WELFARE STATE: The proletarian and the plutocrat will both accept a handout without regard to consequences, thinking only of immediate enjoyment and disregarding the motives of the donor; welfarism does not commit the welfare to any ideology.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.93.
WELFARE STATE: The proverb warns that "You should not bite the hand that feeds you." But maybe you should if it prevents you from feeding yourself. – Thomas Szasz - STATISM, MONOPOLISM, TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he, who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” – Plutarch, quoted in: Michael Z. Williamson, Freehold, p.443. - LIBERTY, HANDOUTS
WELFARE STATE: The reason welfare is bad is not because it costs too much, nor because it "undermines the work ethic," but because it is intrinsically at odds with the way human beings come to live satisfying lives. – Charles Murray, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WORK ETHICS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, HUMAN LIVES, MAN, WORTHWHILE LIVES, DEHUMANIZATION
WELFARE STATE: The recent furor over the dole handouts on the Gold Coast is but one instance of this. But who was really surprised about that? It is ridiculous to expect people to work for a living when they can receive an assured comfortable income for doing nothing.” – R. Howard, FREE ENTERPRISE, 11/74. – DOLE BLUDGERS, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
WELFARE STATE: the result of the whole chimerical scheme of social welfare has not only failed to reach the objectives it so idealistically set out to achieve, but it is jeopardizing the personal security that most people assumed that as reasonable men and women and as good citizens they were duty-bound to plan for their families and provide for themselves. – The reason for this failure is obvious. Welfarism has always been concerned only with the distribution of wealth. It has consistently ignored the necessity of generating new wealth and of regenerating the individuals who are capable of producing such wealth.” – Morris Shumiatcher, THE FREEMAN, 8/75, p.486.
WELFARE STATE: The right to control my life does not mean the right to have anything I want free; I can do that only by making someone else pay for what I get. Like any good right-winger, I opposed welfare programs that support the poor with money taken by force from the taxpayers. – I also oppose tariffs, subsidies, loan guarantees, urban renewal, agricultural price supports – in short, all of the much more numerous programs that support the not-poor – often the rich – with money taken by force from the taxpayers – often the poor.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, XI. - SUBSIDIES, WELFARE FOR THE RICH
WELFARE STATE: The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” - Proverb
WELFARE STATE: The safety net has turned into a hammock.” - ISIL Comment, heard at Rotarua conference, 23.7.04. - SOCIAL SECURITY
WELFARE STATE: The seeds of today's runaway government were planted when it was decided that government should help those who can't help themselves. From that modest, compassionate beginning to today's out-of-control mega-state, there's a straight, unbroken line. Once the door was open, once it was settled that the government should help some people at the expense of others, there was no stopping it. – Harry Browne - RUNAWAY GOVERNMENT, BIG GOVERNMENT, STATISM, WAR AGAINST POVERTY, TERRITORIALISM
WELFARE STATE: The so-called ‘free’ welfare is paid by taxing the earnings of hard working people.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.30.
WELFARE STATE: the so-called welfare state … changed the laws to protect the state and its property, rather than the individual.” – Edgar Berry, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 2/75. – What property does the State rightfully own, if any? – JZ, 19.5.14. – PROPERTY RIGHTS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY?
WELFARE STATE: The solicitude of a State for the positive welfare of its citizens, must further be hurtful, in that it has to operate upon a promiscuous mass of individualities, and therefore does harm to these by measures which cannot meet (*) individual cases.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.112. – (*) all or most – JZ, n.d.
WELFARE STATE: The state has not changed its ways since Roman days of bread and circuses for the masses, even though it now pretends to provide education and medicine as well as free milk and performing arts, it still is the source of monopoly and privilege and power for the few behind its façade of providing welfare for the many.” – Prof. Brozen, Welfare Without the Welfare State, p.52.
WELFARE STATE: The state is the great fiction by which everybody tries to live at the expense of everybody else.” - Frederic Bastiat - Imagine we had a common fund, raised by taxation, for all kinds of entertainments, hobbies, amusements, leisure activities and luxuries. – Would there not be parties and election struggles and campaigns and State budgets for all of them? We have already gone all too far in this direction, with xyz hand-outs to voluntary associations, even those with massive support from numerous volunteers, like sports activities and arts. – JZ, 23.1.08. – “Leisure centers”, government sponsored, and paid for by tax payers, are among the new schemes of the statists. – JZ, 21.4.09. – As if the politicians and bureaucrats, the clowns with power, did not already supply us with enough circus performances – and all too bloody shows with their wars. – JZ, 22.4.09. – WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION & HAND-OUTS
WELFARE STATE: The State, by relieving idleness, improvidence, or misconduct from the punishment, and depriving abstinence and foresight of the reward, which have been provided for them by nature, may indeed destroy wealth, but most certainly will aggravate poverty.” – Nassau Senior, 1790-1864, quoted in PROGRESS, June 73.
WELFARE STATE: The term general welfare is meaningless for the same reasons that the definition of good as ‘that which is best for the greatest number of people’ is meaningless. As pointed out in Chapter 2, every individual is unique in all respects; therefore, his welfare is enhanced by actions different than those, which may be in the best interest of his neighbor. – Promoting the general welfare, then, translates into violating the natural rights of some people to satisfy the desires of others. Because, in reality, there is no such thing as “general” welfare; there is only individual welfare. And every individual should, and certainly has the natural right to, accept responsibility for his own welfare.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.214/15.
WELFARE STATE: The theme of the book is that the Welfare State ‘system’ is a tragic and inevitable failure. In the view of the author this is the ‘system’ which is collapsing about our ears – not capitalism and even less the free-enterprise market system.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society.
WELFARE STATE: The unfair, wasteful and bureaucratic methods by which the monies are collected and distributed mean that similarly to gambling – unless you are one of the few winners (who collect a lot of social benefits) you must be one of the suckers. This may suit gamblers, but it is not in the interest of the hard working majority.” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.30.
WELFARE STATE: The use of the state for the alleged purpose of assisting the disadvantaged has caused enormous growth in the size, power and cost of government. Like a giant octopus, government now intrudes into every aspect of our lives. It is seriously threatening the freedom of every individual and removing from his hands the control over his own destiny. – The bureaucracy grows larger every year until government is now the biggest employer in society – in Australia one in every three employees works for some arm of government. The taxation needed to support this apparatus is now consuming wealth as fast as it is being created. It is destroying the incentive to work, to save, to invest and to create jobs. – Government has become the master rather than the servant, the consumer and destroyer rather than the protector. Its record is one of taxation, conscription, inflation, confiscation and regulation. - It is time to reverse the tide.” - PROGRESS PARTY PLATFORM, ca. 1976/77 - Thus let us break down this power by individual sovereignty, leading to individual and group secessionism and competition from exterritorialy autonomous minority groups, all only of volunteers and engaging in their own kinds of political, economic and social experiments, in the attempts to provide for themselves something much better and cheaper and also to set attractive examples to all others on how this can be done. – JZ, 6.9.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, MINORITY AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERANCE, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA
WELFARE STATE: The very nature of a democracy promotes that irrational, destructive human instinct – the Expediency Factor. A democratic government becomes a vehicle through which each citizen, dominated by thoughts of expedient solutions to his own problems, hopes to live at the expense of his neighbor. He accomplishes this through ‘majority rule’ – a concept which, by its very definition, implies that it is justifiable to violate the rights of the minority as long as “ – the majority consents to it.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.48. – DEMOCRACY, PLUNDER-BUND, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, EXPEDIENCE, UTILITARIANISM
WELFARE STATE: The welfare establishment and system in the United States is a monumental failure. It makes the taxpayers furious, it makes the welfare recipient bitter, … it is a disgrace to the American spirit.” – Richard M. Nixon, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/77. - The “logic” of some makes them believe that if HE was against it, then it must be good! – The wide-spread hatred of him indicates, to a large extent the spread of statism. Not that N. himself or even Reagan, was quite free of statist errors and premises. But to have less of them than the average is already widely considered to be quite wrong. And that both of them became presidents for a while does already indicate their own excess of territorial statism. – JZ, 4.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: The welfare industry is nothing more or less than a continuing act of robbery. The prime culprits are the politicians who do the actual stealing; those on the public dole, as recipients of stolen goods, are only secondarily responsible for the crime.” - Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.108.
WELFARE STATE: The welfare mentality encourages us to see ourselves as weak and helpless, potential victims unless we find a way to get the government to help us and protect us.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.118. - WELFARE MENTALITY, STATISM, VICTIMHOOD OR SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-LIBERATION?
WELFARE STATE: The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience. - Albert Camus -TYRANNY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PUBLIC SERVICES
WELFARE STATE: The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.” – Albert Camus - & TYRANNY, COMMON GOOD, PUBLIC INTEREST, THE PEOPLE, CONSCIENCE
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State cannot fulfill all its promises because its victims, the net taxpayers, cannot or will not pay for them. The longer it lasts, the more it impoverishes its tax base and the further it gets away from welfare for anyone - except its administrators. - JZ, 3.8.78.
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State destroys the market mechanism - lessens free choice and willing exchange. - Simultaneously creating unnatural specializations, it must, granting statism’s premise, resort to welfarism; that is, it must assume the responsibility for the people’s welfare: their employment, their old age, their income, and the like. As this is done, man loses his wholeness; he is dispossessed of responsibility for self, the very essence of manhood. The more dependent he becomes, the less dependable! … man minus responsibility for self, the State his guardian and master.” … We find in a growing statism the explanation for our double standard of morality. The same person to whom stealing a penny from a millionaire would be unthinkable will, when the state apparatus is put at his disposal, join in taking (altogether – JZ) billions from everybody, including the poor, to aid and abet his private gain or his personal compassion for those he cannot or will not help with his own resources. In the first instance, we observe the whole man as he acts self-responsibly and, in the second instance, the fragmented man, one whose welfare responsibility rests not with self but with the State. When there is no responsibility for self, the matter of honesty comes no more into question than in the case of an animal.” – Leonard E. Read, We Never Had it so Good.” – THE FREEMAN, Nov. 60. – At least the first part, to “dependable!” is also in his NOTES FROM FEE, 3/81.
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State does also apply, although not fully, the communist principle: “From the able to the needy!” – In practice this means: From the productive to the unproductive, from the worker to the non-worker, from the industrious to the idle, loafer and lazy persons and parasites and, only in some cases, to the guiltless and supposedly quite helpless needy, who could and should be helped much better – otherwise, e.g., through insurance, credit and private charity and through the full employment opportunities that would exist even for somewhat sick, crippled or otherwise handicapped persons - under full employment opportunities, which would exist under full economic freedom, including monetary and financial freedom. – Technological aids can even make most of the handicapped sufficiently productive to support themselves with pride. - JZ, 4.11.85, 4.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State does not achieve welfare at all.” - Sudha Shenoy, 2.9.77. - Among its “achievements” are ignorance, prejudices, errors, impoverishment and dependency. - JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: The welfare state has announced the rule: ‘You live for the state and the state provides for you.’ The New Left wants the latter without the former and has not realized the impossibility of breaking the two apart.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.230.
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State has been established in the naïve belief that a group of ‘wise men’, an ‘elite’ of leaders will be able to direct better the individuals to achieve their welfare, than the individuals themselves. – The leaders were supposed to have the know-how to eliminate exploitation, corruption and other evils – if they were given the right to decide what is good for the citizens and the power to make the community obey the directives.” – George Hardy, PROGRESS, 1/77. – to better direct? Or: to direct the individuals better…? JZ. - LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM
WELFARE STATE: The welfare state has led people to believe that the government should protect the population from every misfortune, every eventuality, every folly - except of course the folly of surrendering their freedom to the government.” - Betty Noble, GOOD GOVERNMENT, June 73. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM, WARDS OF GOVERNMENTS INSTEAD OF SEF-RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS
WELFARE STATE: The welfare state has never been approved by public opinion: neither in macro nor in micro measure. General elections offering 57 varieties provide no indicator of opinion on single policies. And micro-indicators, as in field sample surveys that have recorded apparent public approval of state education or the National Health Service, have been useless since they have not been based on the costs of alternatives. The only cost-based surveys, those devised by Harris and Seldon and conducted in 1963, 1965 and 1970, (*) showed a marked and growing preference for a choice of private welfare services. But they were cavalierly ignored by Conservatives (and by Social Democrats and Liberals).” - Arthur Seldon, Welfare, in 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.46. - But then it is quite unreasonable to expect any territorial government to listen to reasoning and facts instead of to its own special interests. – JZ, 7.9.08. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY, REFERENDUM, GENERAL PLATFORMS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM, PUBLIC OPINION
WELFARE STATE: The welfare state has not so much redistributed income from the rich to the poor as transferred it from the people to the state.” - Arthur Seldon, Welfare, in 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.44.WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State has taught people to believe that there are two kinds of people, those who get their bills paid by others and those who pay their own and those of others. – JZ, 22.7.77.
WELFARE STATE: The welfare state has, after 25 years (or 50 years, or 100 years, according to how it is defined), failed to make people independent of it.” - Arthur Seldon, Welfare, in 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.46. - Independence of it was not the intention of those who introduced it and of those who still run it! – On the contrary: With it they managed to tie many votes to themselves and the involuntary taxpayers and State-subjects are almost never asked for their votes on the kind and height of taxes and on their State-membership as well as subordination to the territorial State, i.e. on topics where their own votes could do them the most good. – Their unilateral secession is outlawed. The are largely treated as State property. - JZ, 7.9.08, 14.4.11, 20.5.14. - VOTING, REFERENDUM, COMPULSORY STATE MEMBERSHIP OR SUBORDINATION, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, DEMOCRACY, STATISM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, OUTLAWRY OF INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM & OF PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES FOR SECESSIONISTS
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State is a “mutual plunder- bund” as Bastiat called it, which looks, primarily, after the welfare of the bureaucrats and politicians and their favorites and their voting cattle – at the expense of its tax slaves and inflation victims, victims of its monopolies, wrongful legislation (e.g. minimum wage laws), confiscations, nationalizations, municipalisations, fines and forfeiture laws, regulations and bureaucracy. – JZ, 2.12.93, 20.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State is a means for relieving your own financial suffering by making other people financially suffer even more. – JZ, 16.6.91. It amounts to legally sanctioned and organized robbery, looting or pillage. – JZ, 20.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: The welfare state is an insult; it dares to suggest that you, the people, are inept in handling problems unless you lean on politicians who will use their legal power, ultimately backed by the guns of the police and military, to strive for welfare. …” - Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.272. - Primarily their own. - JZ, 14.4.11. – It certainly does not provide welfare to those, whom it robs or wrongfully restricts in the peaceful and productive exercise of their abilities. – JZ, 20.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State is merely a method for transforming the market economy step by step into socialism. – Ludwig von Mises, Nizam Ahmad likes a photo. Capitalism – Facebook, 2.9.13. – If we had already a completely free market economy, in every respect, this would not be possible any more. He meant but did write State Socialism. Socialism has many other meanings. Some of them are even rightful and sensible, e.g. some forms of cooperative and voluntary socialism, which are superior to the most widely realized forms for free private enterprise, which are still based upon the employer-employee relationship instead of any of the self-management schemes. If all of the latter were sufficiently publicized then they would already have become predominant forms in a free market. – JZ, 2.9.13. – As it is, they still remain largely unknown and unappreciated. However, there exists the Self-Management Institute, which, according to a search with Google offers an enormous number of references on the subject: 74 million results. I wish it would publish all of its best examples in a free online book or on a disc, together with a computer program that shows how employees could, in most cases, purchase the enterprises they work on – on terms that are attractive to both sides. – JZ, 20.5.14. - STATE SOCIALISM, SELF-MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES, COOPS, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES, ON TERMS
WELFARE STATE: the welfare state is self-destructive. It both depends upon economic growth and destroys it.” – Professor Melvin B. Krauss, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 5/79, p.320.
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State is sometimes characterized in terms of Robin Hood taking from the rich and giving to the poor. But in practice, a little is taken from the many and much is given to a few.” – Peter Samuel, READER’S DIGEST, 2/78.
WELFARE STATE: The welfare State is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people’s money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly. – Thomas Sowell, quoted by: Ludwig von Mises Institute shared Unbound Quotes and Notes's photo. – Facebook, 25.10.12. Alsoquoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 17.2.13. – TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State is, all too often, also a Warfare State, i.e., all too obviously, one of the worst opposites of it. The best opposite to it are free societies with competitively supplied services all for their own kind of volunteers only. – JZ, 2.7.13.
WELFARE STATE: The welfare state reduces a citizen to a client, subordinates them to a bureaucrat, and subjects them to rules that are anti-work, anti-family, anti-opportunity and anti-property … Humans forced to suffer under such anti-human rules naturally develop pathologies. The evening news is the natural result of the welfare state. – Unknown
WELFARE STATE: The welfare state reduces a citizen to a client, subordinates them (him – JZ) to a bureaucrat, and subjects them (him – JZ) to rules that are anti- work, anti-family, anti-opportunity and anti-property ... Humans forced to suffer under such anti-human rules naturally develop pathologies. The evening news is the natural result of the welfare state." – Unknown - CRIME, CORRUPTION, THEFT, FAMILIES
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State relieves the individual of responsibility for education, health, accident and old age and even for food and lodging in certain circumstances. How is it possible to act in a moral way when one has been relieved of all responsibility?” – Virginia Bracken, WORKERS PARTY NSW BULLETIN, Dec. 76. – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, MORALITY
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare state will decline when the votes of the people who think they benefit are exceeded by the votes of those who know they pay for what they do not get.” – Source? – It was a frequent quote in Henry Meulen’s THE INDIVIDUALIST. – JZ - VOTING, TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State would fast decline if net-taxpayers showed towards net-welfare recipients, of all types, the same moral disapproval that they now have towards robbers, murderers and rapists. – JZ, 27.7.78, 4.9.08. – However, that is only to be expected under full employment resulting from full economic freedom, including full monetary and financial freedom. While the territorial State still produces as much involuntary poverty as it does, the sympathy with and pity for its artificially impoverished and unemployed victims will tend to predominate and, instead of doing away with this territorial State and its monetary and financial despotism, which causes crises, they will support it – and feel good about this! – JZ, 4.9.08. – SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, POVERTY, SYMPATHY, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, UNDERDOGS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LACK OF ENLIGHTENMENT, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, STILL NOT SYSTMATICALLY COLLECTED, PUBLISHED & REFUTED IN A SINGLE REFERENCE WORK: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS
WELFARE STATE: The welfare state, according to Dr. Mathew, has produced a black population of ‘kept citizens’. – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.60. – Not only black people or Red Indians but also “white” ones have thus been turned into “kept citizens”. – JZ, 6.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: The Welfare State, just like war, exists for the good of the State, the Warfare State or, rather, its government, not for the people, its subjects and victims. – JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: the welfare state, whose principle is not merely that all must be put into the pot but also that all should take out of it. The welfare state is a scheme not for steering welfare to the needy but for nationalizing welfare for all. Hence, like other cases of nationalization, it produces a poor, expensive product, and raises into the bargain a fiscal problem of massive dimensions.” – Arthur Shenfield, in “Right Turn”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.40/41.
WELFARE STATE: The welfare system – which produces very little welfare – pays out well over 80 % of its enormous budget to armies of highly paid bureaucrats.” – Vincent H. Miller, FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, Sum. 82. – Perhaps we should be grateful to these bureaucrats that they are not more “generous” in their hand-outs policies? – Spending 80 cents to dispense 20 cents – is almost typical for governmental programs and activities. – We should search out and publish similar figures for all branches of governments. However, how does one compare e.g. the costs of administering justice with the value of the justice or injustices so produced? One could, e.g., compare the total salary bills of the courts and other associated costs with the penalties imposed and indemnification amounts allocated. But then one would also encounter cases where excessive indemnification amounts are allocated and excessive penalties are imposed. – And how does one calculate the “benefits” from most governmental “defence” actions? – The individual and sovereign consumer of State and societal benefits, all competitively offered, should be free to make his own cost and benefits calculations and comparisons and choices based upon them. - JZ, 3.9.08. 20.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: The whole country run like a big commune – but without individual consent and with greatly reduced escape opportunities. – JZ, 4.11.78. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES
WELFARE STATE: The worst form of tyranny the world has ever known: The tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts.” – Oscar Wilde, in A. Andrews quotations, p.480. – Actually, the tyranny of the leading politicians and their legalized bureaucracy is involved and it is large, strong, armed, organized and dangerous and has disarmed all too many of its tribute payers and other victims or pawns and does not allow them to secede and establish just and sound alternative communities for themselves, under personal law or full exterritorial autonomy. It even made sure that they know almost nothing about such alternatives. – JZ, 7.9.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, WEAKNESS, STRENGTH, ORGANIZATION, WEAPONS, GUNS, MILITIAS, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, MODERN SERFDOM & FEUDALISM, STATISM
WELFARE STATE: Then there were the changes of government, and the changes of forms of government; and although each form of government proclaimed itself more interested in Jose’s welfare than the last, each one seemed to require Jose to work harder than the last.” – Brian Aldiss, “The Oh In Jose”, in “Beyond Tomorrow”, an anthology ed. by Lee Harding. – TAXATION, TRIBUTES PAYMENTS TO THE GOVERNMENT
WELFARE STATE: There are still Conservatives who simply do not understand that people may prefer welfare of their own choice to welfare decided by their supposed betters.” – Arthur Seldon, Welfare, in 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.43. – Well, at least A. S. is in favor of individual choice in this and a few other spheres. – JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: There is a hook in every benefit, that sticks in his jaws that takes the benefit, and draws him whither the benefactor will.” – John Donne, Sermons, p.550.
WELFARE STATE: There is a modern abuse … which consists in using the law to impose pet social aims on society, which use up the time and energy of the citizens in other aims than those chosen by themselves for their own happiness.” – W. G. Sumner, Liberty, in Selected Essays, p.54.
WELFARE STATE: There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician, who portrays himself as ‘caring’ and ‘sensitive’, because he wants to expand the government’s charitable program, is merely saying that he’s willing to try to do good with other people’s money. Well, who isn’t? And a voter, who takes pride in supporting such programs, is telling us that he’ll do good with his own money – if a gun is held to his head. – P. J. O’Rourke. – in www.strike-the-root.com - GOVERNMENTAL “CHARITY”, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGET, DISTRIBUTIONISM, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, COMPULSION, GENUINE CHARITY& SELF-HELP OPTIONS
WELFARE STATE: There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.” – Robert Heinlein - & TAXATION, DOO-GOODERS
WELFARE STATE: There is nothing more insidious and more dangerous than a Welfare State.” – Bob Howard, 18.6.75. – Many of the Welfare States are also Warfare States or even tyrannical or totalitarian regimes. – JZ, 20.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: There is the fundamental paradox of the welfare state; that it is not built for the desperate, but for those who are already capable of helping themselves.” – Michael Harrington, The Other America, 1962, 9.1.
WELFARE STATE: There’s not a single plank in the platform of the welfare state that was put there because of a genuine demand by a genuine majority. A welfarist government is always up for grabs, and various factions, pressure groups, special interests, causes, ideologies seize the levers of government in order to impose their programs on the rest of the nation.” – Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, Jan. 77, p.40. - TERRITORIALISM, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, LOBBIES, STATISM, TAXATION, SUBSIDIES
WELFARE STATE: They believe that the government can increase their welfare by taxation.’ - Moshe Kroy, 1977, in CIS Conference Paper, p.55. – STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: They have never bothered to check what is the dialectical definition of ‘welfare’ (general poverty, of course, which is what any ‘welfare state’ proceeds towards and tries to achieve).” – Moshe Kroy, 1977, in CIS Conference Paper, p.55. – “I am on welfare” was rarely, if ever, the proud saying of a prosperous person. – JZ, 2.6.82.
WELFARE STATE: They organized begging and robbery rather than free production and free exchange, largely because they remained unaware of their monetary and financial freedom options. – JZ, 12.1.07, 15.9;07. - SOCIAL STATE, SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY, GENERAL ECONOMIC & MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM ARE STILL ALL TOO WIDELY UNKNOWN, OR UNAPPRECIATED
WELFARE STATE: They possess the power to mulct others but they deny an equal reciprocal power to others to protect themselves, and they possess the additional audacity to demand that their victims acquiesce in the looting because the conduct, while reprehensible to most of us, deserves the armor of moral propriety!” – Ridgway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, 112/73, p.669. – Morality has still not been sufficiently defined by an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties. – Who will help to bring it about? – JZ, 7.0.08. – Deserves? or wears? the armor … ? – JZ
WELFARE STATE: They punish the productive through taxes to feed those who refuse to support themselves.” – OUTLOOK, Oct. 72. - Or those, who are not free enough to support themselves. - E.g. in the absence of Free Trade, Free Migration, Monetary & Financial Freedom. - JZ, 14.4.11. – Under full freedom there are also many better insurance and credit options for those temporarily or lastingly disabled. Even the largely disabled could still do some useful work, especially when aided by computers. – JZ, 20.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: Those in the lower strata of society may well become disgruntled with their lot as they become more intellectually and culturally mature. The remedy for this dissatisfaction is not to establish a social welfare state but to grant each individual full scope for his own energies, permitting him to rise or sink as he desires. Some men, of course, will become leaders, while the vast majority will be content to be followers. Yet where each is free to determine his own fate, the idea of social and economic differentiation is not negative.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.89.
WELFARE STATE: Those who contend in this day that the government of the United States owes a living to any citizen, or group of citizens, are forfeiting their own liberty and that of their fellowmen to a grasping government which can and will make beggars of men otherwise able to care for themselves and naturally inclined to be charitable towards others. Much of the apparent need for governmental aid today is strictly a product of too much government, not the other way around. When government forcibly deprives productive men of a third or more of their earnings, as it does now in this country, it has seriously reduced their opportunity to care for either the aged or the youthful unproductive members of their own families. The cure for this situation lies in less government – not more; in greater individual opportunity – not less.” – Paul Poirot, The Pension Idea. Here quoted from an issue of THE FREEMAN, under “Ideas on Liberty”.
WELFARE STATE: Though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.” – Grover Cleveland. – As if it could! – And why should they support any territorial government? I.e., any government not individually chosen by themselves and for themselves only? - JZ, 7.9.08. - Q.
WELFARE STATE: Thus he did go on criticizing the ‘welfare State’ for its passive, servility-inducing conception of citizenship and for its promotion of covert managerial and bureaucratic interest, …” - A. J. Baker, Anderson’ s Social Philosophy, 1979, p.145.
WELFARE STATE: Thus the State inflicts itself as a dangerous centrifuge on society; man violently spun from the center which is his wholeness, his self-reliance, his integrity, and thrown in fragments onto and every-widening periphery of unnatural specializations; man disoriented in unnatural surroundings, lost in detail and trivia; man from whom integrity has taken flight; man minus responsibility for self, the State his guardian and master.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/81. - ORGANIZED IRRESPONSIBILITY
WELFARE STATE: To accept a benefit is to sell one’s freedom.” – Publilius Syrus, Sententiae, No.58. – (“Beneficium accipere, libertatem est vendere.”) – HANDOUTS, BENEFITS, SOCIAL SERVICES, INDEPENDENCE, WAR AGAINST THE POOR
WELFARE STATE: To give other people’s money is the meanest form of meanness.” – Vic Thomas, 6.12.76.
WELFARE STATE: To provide for us our necessities is not in the power of Government. It would be a vain presumption in Statesmen to think they can do it. The people maintain them, and not they the people.” – Edmund Burke - GOVERNMENTS, STATES
WELFARE STATE: To refrain from harming others is one thing; to design and order happiness for others and to enforce delivery invites and equal-and-opposite reaction.” – Frank Herbert, The God Makers, p.81.
WELFARE STATE: To the agricultural and industrial troubles was added a commercial crisis. … Small and moderate fortunes disappeared, and in the midst of the growing misery, riches were concentrated in a few hands. The smaller towns were depopulated and often abandoned. In the large towns the population accumulated and the number of mendicants who, begging in one form or another, live at the expense of the rich or of the State, increased disproportionately. The State became the Providence and the tormentor of everyone. Its fiscal system, developed under the pressure of a multiplied bureaucracy, of the mendicancy of the masses, and of the augmentation of military expenditure, was atrocious and implacable. The taxes became innumerable, and their crushing weight was aggravated by the coinage policy…” - Guglielmo Ferrero’s description of the final crisis in the affairs of the Western Roman Empire in the Third Century, after the authority of the Senate had been destroyed by competing military dictatorships. – Hutchinson Harris: The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.468. – Full monetary freedom and financial freedom could, probably, have avoided that crisis. But its rightfulness, necessity and techniques are not even sufficiently known today. – JZ, 3.908. – As for slavery: At least it does not require means of payment for paying them but merely a minimum food supply. With an exclusive rare metal currency only a limited number of employees can be paid and that currency is liable to be largely hoarded and this at fluctuating rates. It cannot be expanded and contracted as easily as e.g. shop currency can be. – JZ, 20.4.14. – ROME, CURRENCY SHORTAGE & SLAVERY
WELFARE STATE: To the extent that the members of society are engrossed in the political process of doing one another’s laundry, there is little prospect that anyone would bother to invent and build a washing machine or open a Laundromat. Welfare programs, based inevitably on steeply graduated income taxes, destroy the incentive and the capacity to save and invest in the tools and facilities that create job opportunities and permit mass production – for the masses. Every dollar’s worth of potential capital investment taxed out of the market in the name of “welfarism” closes the gates of the market place to innumerable poor consumers who otherwise might have been able to buy what each most wants instead of what a government official thinks each needs.” – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.162. – A single dollar’s worth of potential capital investment thus taxed away can hardly do as much harm. But when these dollars are multiplied million-fold and billion-fold then the result will occur that he pointed out. – JZ, 6.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: Tocqueville put this warning into political prophecy: “It is in vain to summon a people, which has been rendered so dependent on a central power, to choose from time to time the representatives of that power; This rare and brief exercise of their free choice, however important it may be, will not prevent them from gradually losing the faculties of thinking, feeling and acting for themselves, and thus gradually falling below the level of humanity.” – Tocqueville, Vol. II, Fourth Book, Chapter V. – Quoted in: Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.63. - VOTING, STATISM, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, DEPENDENCY, SELF-HELP, SELF-RELIANCE, THINK
WELFARE STATE: Today, wanting someone else's money is called 'need,' wanting to keep your own money is called 'greed,' and 'compassion' is (*) when politicians arrange the transfer.” - Joseph Sobran – And it is wrongly called “compassion” when politicians …. – JZ - POVERTY, RICH, NEED, GREED & COMPASSION, POLITICIANS, TRANSFER SOCIETY
WELFARE STATE: Today’s philosophy has lead to the notion of the collective and all these funny little men, throughout the world, who imagine they represent providence, and (that? – JZ) if they can only get hold of the money earned by their fellow productive human beings, they would be in a position to hand it to the people who haven’t earned it …” – Mrs. Young, Sydney, in her book manuscript on Ayn Rand, p.9, probably in the early 70’. – I do not know whether it was ever published. – How many other unpublished libertarian manuscripts are there still, in spite of the microfilm options, the Internet, digital disks, audio books and on-demand publishing? - JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: Too many dollars chasing too few goods’ as an explanation of inflation overlooks the dominant part (played? – JZ) by snowballing government spending. Today’s inflationary built-up might be explained as ‘Too many dollars chasing too many votes!’”- J. Kesner Kahn, quoted in THE FREEMAN. - The dominant part here is still the government’s note issue monopoly, combined with the legal tender privilege, granting its notes compulsory acceptance and a forced value. Without that monopoly and compulsion no government could inflate its paper money, not even with the worst intentions. – Moreover, the issue of exclusive and forced currency amounts no more to genuine spending than my issue of numerous uncovered cheques would be. – The example also teaches that, my cheques not being legal tender and being uncovered in my case, for more than a small total, could not cause an inflation of the general price level. - JZ, 6.9.08. - VOTING, INFLATION
WELFARE STATE: Under both the welfare state and communism, the responsibility for the welfare, security, and prosperity of the people is presumed to rest with the central government. Coercion is as much the tool of the welfare state as it is of communism. The programs and edicts of both are backed by the police force. All of us know this to be true under communism, but it is equally true under our own brand of welfare statism.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.63.
WELFARE STATE: Unfortunately, and contrary to his hopeful expectations, he found that by and large the bulk of our permanent welfare population is composed of loafers, cheaters, baby producers, prostitutes and drug addicts. The continuing decay of great sections of New York City and the condemnation and razing of whole city blocks are caused by welfare recipients. In other words, slums are being made by people – and not vice versa.” - Clayton Thomas, THE MACON HERALD, Macon, Georgia, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/76.
WELFARE STATE: Various organizations like e.g. Welfare States, unions, lobby groups, associated to grasp by means of the power of the State some benefits or privileges at the expense of others according to their own interpretation of the communist principle: ‘From each according to ability to each according to need.’ – JZ, n.d. – And here may be the only case where they consider their needs to be higher than their abilities. – JZ, 6.9.08. - PLUNDER-BUNDS, UNIONS, STATES, LOBBIES
WELFARE STATE: Want a clear indication of what the welfare state is really all about? Note that the barest necessities of life – food, clothing and shelter – are all taxed.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001, firstname.lastname@example.org, p.173. – Add e.g., books and other communications media. And the very exchange media, forced and exclusive ones of the State, are subject to its inflation tax and its issue monopoly. – JZ, 22.4.09. - & TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: Was it not Beveridge’s giants of ‘want, idleness, disease and squalor’ that were to be seen off the field by the welfare state? But even in the dark days of the ‘thirties only a minority were in the grip of these afflictions. Paradoxically, the special welfare of this minority is not the concern of the welfare state, whose principle is not merely that all must be put into the pot but also that all should take out of it! The welfare state is a scheme not for steering welfare to the needy but for nationalizing welfare for all.” - Arthur Seldon, Right Turn, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.420. – Just another way of buying votes, by deceiving, bribing and exploiting the voters and taxpayers and any other victims of the territorial State. - JZ, 14.4.11. - NATIONALIZATION, NEED, POOR
WELFARE STATE: We … attach a spurious moral quality to the business of doing good at other people’s expense.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p.241.
WELFARE STATE: We “… suffer under the most terrible theological delusion of our age, the delusion that substitutes welfare for charity, the state for God, bureaucracy for mercy and equality for justice.” – Richard S. Wheeler, Pagans in the Pulpit, quoted in FREEDOM, 11/74. - Why are e.g. insurance, credit, mutual aid and the consequences of full monetary and financial freedom usually omitted in most such considerations and only private charity is mentioned as an alternative? – JZ, 5.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: We are approaching the stage where there will be a state department to see that its subject’s noses are property wiped.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, April 76. - JOKES
WELFARE STATE: We are going to tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect. –Franklin D. Roosevelt – DEMOCRACY, VOTING, REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICAINS, TAXATION, NEW DEAL, LEADERSHIP, FDR
WELFARE STATE: We are living in a sick society filled with people who would not directly steal from their neighbor but who are willing to demand that the government do it for them. – William L. Comer
WELFARE STATE: We are really too kind to the weak! – JZ, free after Peregrine Worthorne, 7.11.74: “Are we really too kind to the weak?” - We are not kind to them by denying them, as well as ourselves, all too many genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 14.4.11. With sufficient interest and collaboration on the Internet could be produced within a few weeks. – JZ, 20.5.14. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES –WELFARE STATE: We believe that a fundamental re-appraisal of the role of government in welfare activity is urgently required. This re-appraisal must recognize the fact that the majority of welfare problems are caused by the government itself. Thus it is necessary to attack the cause rather than the effect. – Most poverty and unemployment are the direct result of inflation, excessive taxation ad minimum wage law. (*) The answer to these social problems is to end government policies which cause inflation, reduce taxation and update our archaic wage determination system.” - Viv Forbes, What Is the Progress Party? - (*) Even he did not mention the money-issue monopoly here, although exchange media (naturally, only sound ones, competitively supplied), are required to bring about all necessary and desired exchanges of labor, goods and services. – Up to the word “effect” the same statement was also in the Progress Party leaflet: “A Return to Common Sense”. - JZ, 6.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” – Winston Churchill (1903) - Rather see to it that the poor enjoy all the rights and liberties required for their full and productive employment, so that they can advance themselves from rags to riches, as far as they want to go or are able to go. - JZ, 22.11.06. - AN END TO POVERTY THROUGH TAXATION & TRANSFER PAYMENTS OR THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE & PRACTICE OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES?
WELFARE STATE: we do not believe it moral to help one person by robbing or making a slave of another.” – L.P. program draft, 1974. – TAXATION, TAX SLAVERY VS. VOLUNTARY TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: we do not believe that emotional prejudices one way or the other constitute a valid means of justifying welfare programs. – LP program draft, 1974. – The trouble is that in the minds of most of the misled and misinformed voters they do. I still do not know of a single large digitized reference work, which exposes all the popular errors, myths, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions and confronts them with the best refutations so far found. Curiously, I found not even an interest in such a refutations encyclopedia among those, who for years to decades battled in vain against particular prejudices and errors that are obstacles to progress in the direction of full liberty. Each opponent of these opinions relies largely only on his own head, i.e., upon his inevitably limited knowledge, experience, reading and memory, instead of allying himself with the wisdom of all mankind in this respect. – JZ, 7.9.08, 14.4.11. – The a to z quotes, notes and comments in this file are merely one individual’s input towards such a reference work and as such inevitably flawed and incomplete. Its completion requires input from not only thousands but millions. – If properly done, this could be organized fast on the Internet. Whoever initiates, organizes and finances this, would create an enormous publicity for himself or his company. - JZ, 20.5.14. - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS
WELFARE STATE: We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money.” – David Crockett, Congressman 1827-35. - & CHARITY, ALTRUISM
WELFARE STATE: We have seen how ‘free’ is misused to describe state welfare for which the supposed beneficiaries are coerced into paying through taxation and yet which deny them the substance of free choice.” – Ralph Harris, in 1985: An Escape from Orwell’s 1984, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.16. – FREE CHOICE, COMPETION, SELF-HELP, INITIATIVE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION IN EVERY SPHERE, ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, GENERAL ECONOMIC FREEDOM, FREE MARKETS, VOLUNTARISM, TO EACH HIS OWN, PAYING THE OWN WAY, WITH FREE MARKET MONIES, VOLUNTARY TAXATION OR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO WANTED SERVICES, FULL EMPLOYMENT, FREE BANKING, COMPETITIVE INSURANCE, CLEARING & CREDIT SERVICES, DEVELOPMENT, CRISES, UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION, POVERY, NEEDS
WELFARE STATE: we have, with the money spent on the poor, erected an almost insurmountable “welfare wall” around the poor. For their “welfare” the poor of the country are no longer dependent on work and imagination but on the state. Any income earned by the poor is effectively “taxed” away at phenomenally high marginal rates (reaching up to 80 percent) in the form of reduced welfare benefits.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.18. – “The “welfare tax” on many poor people exceeds 100 %. For details on the size and consequences of the “welfare wall”, see Martin Anderson, Welfare: The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States, Stanford, Hoover Institution Press, 1978.” – Ibid, footnote 7. & THE POOR, TAXES
WELFARE STATE: We maintain that there is no better way to secure social welfare than to recognized the principle of the sovereignty of the individual over himself, and the rights of each to do as he pleases within the limits of equal freedom.” – Victor Yarros, LIBERTY, No. 339, May 16, 1896, p.4.
WELFARE STATE: We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except the politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.” – Winston Churchill.
WELFARE STATE: We must reach out to the wealth that waits in space and bring it safely here to Earth, to make everybody richer. Not a welfare system, where we slice a finite-sized pie of resources into smaller and constantly smaller pieces until everybody starves That is the politics of scarcity, It leads only to doom.” – Ben Bova, ANALOG, March 1, 1982. - That is his kind of combination of “Go West, young man!” with the false assumptions and conclusions of Malthusianism and this precisely at a time when the population trend, at least in the somewhat developed countries, has already been reversed and it has slowed down in the others. However, at least some men have always been emigrants and they should certainly not confine themselves to this planet only. To assure the survival of mankind it must spread as far as it can through the universe. A basic rule for all living beings. – JZ, 7.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: We must retreat from the welfare state idea or go bankrupt both economically and spiritually.” - From an advertisement of the Workers Party in NATIONAL TIMES, 2.2.76.
WELFARE STATE: We should measure Welfare’s success by how many leave Welfare, not by how many are added. – Ronald Reagan. - POVERTY
WELFARE STATE: We're stifling brains and guts, and rewarding laziness and inefficiency. It's wrong, wrong, wrong! Right? … Don't penalize the people, who show intelligence and initiative, reward them. Right?” - Rick Shelley, But First A Message, in ANALOG 4/85, p.117. - SOCIAL JUSTICE, TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: welfare … would be more abundant if politicians would not expropriate the means they use to provide the illusion that they care about their constituents.” – Prof. Brozen, “Welfare Without the Welfare State”, p.52. – TAXATION, POLITICIANS
WELFARE STATE: Welfare destroys (much of? - JZ) people’s initiative to get off Welfare. In order to qualify for Welfare, you cannot have any reserve money. (*) But job hunting costs money – for transportation, clothes to impress prospective employers, etc. So in order to get welfare in the first place, a person has to prove that s/he is totally unable to survive without it – and that s/he does not have the capacity to get off Welfare.” – Adrienne Fein, in DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP No.7. – (*) In Australia the conditions are not as strict to get a welfare payment in addition to one’s own and relatively low income, assets and property. After all, the bureaucrats have to keep themselves busy in a relatively prosperous country and population. – They advertised to make these additional payments more widely known! – Even with reserves, which, in my eyes and by my standards are considerable, I am still getting a fraction of the standard welfare hand-out. However, in indirect taxes and in legalized monopoly charges I do, probably, spend much more than this handout. As for clothing, I bought much of mine second-hand, still in excellent condition, sometimes for only 50 cents each! - JZ, 4.9.08, 14.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: Welfare for the rich is even more wrongful than is welfare for the poor. But at least it is not as disabling. – JZ, 1.8.99. - However, the whole economy suffers by keeping inefficient enterprises afloat while the territorial State also wrongs and harms almost all through monetary and financial despotism. - JZ, 14.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: Welfare has become like our version of the oriental dogma that holds: if you save someone’s life, you are then obligated to provide for that person’s needs for the rest of his life.” – J. Kesner Kahn, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/80.
WELFARE STATE: Welfare is the art of taking the money you've earned and giving it to someone who hasn't.” - From Monica Cellio homepageWELFARE STATE: Welfare payments: All social service payments and unemployment benefit payments to be from now on payable only as loans, which would have to be guaranteed by relatives or friends and neighbors and whose repayment would be efficiently enforced by private and competitive agencies. Moreover, the payment should be in means of exchange that are either private and sound free market monies, competitively issued or sound tax foundation monies, for the payment of the corresponding imposed social security taxes and contributions. - JZ, 31.12.92, 20.5.14. – I hold that under full monetary and financial freedom and full freedom for private social insurance contracts and under all other economic liberties and rights there would be very little scope for private charity and official welfare actions left. – JZ, 21.4.09, 20.5.14. - & MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, TAX FOUNDATION MONEY
WELFARE STATE: Welfare provided by individuals and their contracts for themselves, not a pretended welfare expensively organized from above, by territorial governments and at the price of impoverishing taxes. – JZ, 3.7.89, 20.5.14.
WELFARE STATE: Welfare recipients in our day sometimes adopt the posture of slave masters, demanding their benefits and organizing to enforce their will.” – Clarence B. Carson, Work and Liberty, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 76, p.491. – As territorial voters they are, largely, our masters. – JZ, n.d. – Welfare States should be tolerated only for their voluntary victims. – JZ, 20.4.14. - WELFARE AS A “RIGHT”, "GREY POWER", SPECIAL INTEREST VOTING BLOCKS, MAJORITY DESPOTISM IN “DEMOCRACIES”, VOLUNTARISM, FREE ENTERPRISE COMPETITION & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY FOR ALL ALTERNATIVES TO THEM!
WELFARE STATE: Welfare State advocates should remember that “We will take care of you!” is as much a threat as a promise. – JZ, 14.4.79.
WELFARE STATE: Welfare State, wasteful and cumbersome, hands out benefits indiscriminately, regardless of need or ability to pay, while failing to eliminate the growing pockets of real poverty.” – AGE, 5.1.68. – PROGRESS, May 68.
WELFARE STATE: Welfare States may be the greatest wealth and prosperity destroying and poverty creating institutions ever. – JZ, 22.5.92. - Well, apart from the mass murderous hordes of a Genghis Khan. - JZ, 14.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: Welfare States only for those, who still believe in them. They alone should be the beneficiaries and the taxpayers for such systems. Moreover, they should be exposed to free competition from exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers who made other arrangements for themselves. – JZ, 4.12.86, 7.9.08, 14.4.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
WELFARE STATE: Welfare: Charity by Force.” – Sticker from Objectivism Information Service, REASON 8/74.
WELFARE STATE: welfare’ assumes knowledge on the part of someone of what constitutes happiness, prosperity, and well-being for all others within a group, class or society.” - Ridgway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, 11/73.
WELFARE STATE: Welfarism acts like bandaging a suppurating sore with a filthy rag. The sore is concealed but the poison spreads throughout the whole body. – Frank Dupuis, PROGRESS, Nov. 75.
WELFARE STATE: Welfarism Gone Wild.” – Heading of ch.9 in Henry Hazlitt, The Conquest of Poverty, p.93.
WELFARE STATE: Welfarism is a revolutionary step against the realities of moral responsibility and its social power. Welfarism is an attempt to subsidize irresponsibility and penalize responsibility by heavy taxation. This is its practical effect even where it is not its intent. But the decline of a responsible middle class means the collapse of the social fabric and the decline of all. A parasite cannot survive the death of its host.” – Rushdoony, The Myth of Over-Population, p.44.
WELFARE STATE: Welfarists live at the expense of the human values of others. – JZ, 27.5.92.
WELFARE STATE: What ‘welfare state’? Apologists for the collectivist approach point to the improvements, particularly in social welfare, compared with ‘the bad old days’, and it would be remarkable if there were nothing to show for the truly staggering expenditures by government over the decades since the war. But one way of dramatizing the failure of state action is to compare its ‘achievements’ with the results of what is often scorned as ‘private enterprise’ for which politicians can take none of the credit and which they have done much to obstruct. …” - Ralph Harris, in 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.10
WELFARE STATE: What about those still in genuine need? A study of history shows that no government has been able to device a state welfare system which helps the needy without eventually encouraging idleness and widespread abuse of the system. Every state welfare system has a built-in growth factor. Like a cancer it cannot be kept small.” – Viv Forbes, What Is the Progress Party? – Moreover, in spite of a very extensive and expensive Welfare State there are still many charities active in Australia. In other words, even such a Welfare State does not look after all needs. – JZ, 6.9.08. – JZ, 6.9.08. - Q., - I was astonished at the number of homeless people and of beggars I saw in the U.S.A. during my trip there, 20 years ago. - JZ, 14.4.11.
WELFARE STATE: What has always made the State a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven." – Friedrich Hoelderlin – In another translation: “The reason government is hell is that we’ve tried to make with it a heaven on earth.” - STATE, COERCIVE UTOPIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANT IDEALISM
WELFARE STATE: What is got by begging, costs dear.” – Italian proverb
WELFARE STATE: What makes the welfarist so dangerous is that he would spend all productive capital on what he perceives as immediate need – and destroy the basis for future production. Yet welfarists are often prudent (egoistic) enough to think globally only in extreme emergency, and to limit their vision to national or more or less local boundaries.” – Diogenes of Panarchia, in THE CONNECTION No. 85.
WELFARE STATE: What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. - The Libertarian Party of Tennessee shared Abolish the IRS's photo. 2 July 2012. – TAXATION, PROPERTY
WELFARE STATE: What percentage of the tax-take serves merely for the welfare of the politicians and bureaucrats administering it and by how much is the total national product reduced as a result of this tribute levying? – JZ, 5.4.04, 21.10.07. - BUREAUCRATS & POLITICIANS, Q.
WELFARE STATE: What the electorate must teach the paternalistic politician is that the ‘welfare state’ is anything but a gift horse. Rather it is a lame nag harnessed to an outdated bandwagon. So far from being duly grateful to be taken for a ride, the sovereign people should pull hard on the reins, ask for their money back and get off the overcrowded monstrosity. In the same metaphor, we could each make our own travel arrangements in vehicles of different shapes and sizes but all conforming to minimum standards such as modern governments are well accustomed to laying down for safety, load, speed, third-party insurance and other rules of the road.” - Ralph Harris in “Down With the Poor”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.19. – Even for the provision of standards the territorial government is not ideal. Private road and transport companies, in combination with insurance ones, could probably offer better deals. – JZ, 6.9.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SAFETY STANDARDS
WELFARE STATE: Whatever is done for men or classes, to a certain extent takes away the stimulus and necessity of doing for themselves; and where men are subjected to over-guidance and over-government, the inevitable tendency is to render them comparatively helpless.” – Quoted in “The Free Man’s Almanac”, published by FEE. – HELPLESSNESS, PATERNALISM, PATRONAGES
WELFARE STATE: When A annoys or injures B on the pretense of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel. – H. L. Mencken in www.strike-the-root.com - TAXATION, LEGISLATION, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANSWELFARE STATE: When a person spurns his conscience and fails to do what he knows is right, he subtracts from his character When he evades his responsibilities, foists his problems on others, or fails to exert self-discipline, when he attempts to reform the world without reforming himself first, when he obligates the yet-unborn to pay his bills for him; when he expects politicians to solve problems that are properly his own business alone – when he commits any of these errors, he subtracts from this character, and drags others down with him. Mountainous debts, unconscionable deficits, reckless spending and gargantuan government: These are all economic problems now because the values they express were character problems first. – Lawrence W. Reed, President FEE.org – quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Foundation for Economic Education's photo. - Facebook, 7.11.12. - TERRITORIAL STATISM
WELFARE STATE: When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. – Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) in Economic Sophisms. Nizam Ahmad shared Laissez Faire Capitalism's photo. - http://tinyurl.com/8tfg7vb –Individual & group secessionism are required against that threat as well. - John Zube - LEGISLATION, LAWS, MORALITY, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, TAXATION, PLUNDER, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, “SOCIAL JUSTICE”
WELFARE STATE: When society begins to reward those who prefer leisure equally with those who prefer work, it is to be expected that an increasing number of potential workers will choose leisure.” … – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.179. – TAXES. REWARDING LEISURE & PENALIZING LABOR
WELFARE STATE: When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society, but for society to give to them, when the Freedom they wished for most was Freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be Free.” – Edward Gibbon, historian. – STATISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, ANCIENT ATHENS
WELFARE STATE: When the government has the power of dipping into public funds for distribution to various groups under the welfare state theory of government, the pressure put upon it by the people cannot be resisted. Inevitably, it spends more than its income and not only taxes the people to the point of strangling business but creates enormous deficits in addition. Inflation then produces the chaos which makes necessary the suspension of free government and the institution of dictatorship.” – Howard E. Kershner, quoted in “The Free Man’s Almanac” for July 29. – The ending and prevention of inflation makes necessary only the end of monetary despotism, by repealing legal tender laws and the monopoly of the central bank of issue. If one fails to do this, and continues otherwise with territorialism as well, then one is already well on the way to the next war and the next totalitarian regime. – JZ, 4.9.08. - DICTATORSHIP, DESPOTISM, TOTALITARIANISM, MONOPOLISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, INFLATION,
WELFARE STATE: When the State, under the pretext of caring for people, takes away from them the means by which they might care for themselves, does such legislation represent a step forward or a step back?” – Susan Love Brown et al, “The Incredible Bread Machine”, p.3.
WELFARE STATE: when you spend somebody else’s money you never spend it as carefully as when you spend it your own. As a result, all of these good projects have turned into ashes and have not produced the results intended.” – “Milton Friedman in Australia 1975”, p.65.
WELFARE STATE: Whenever government assumes to deliver us from the trouble of thinking for ourselves, the only consequences it produces are those of torpor, imbecility. – William Godwin, An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, 1793. – THINK, PROTECTIONISM, PATERNALISM
WELFARE STATE: Whenever we try to get paternalized, we only succeed in getting policed.” – William Graham Sumner, Social Darwinism. – Quoted in Libertarian Handbook, 1973. – I wish this kind of libertarian annual, of the best libertarian articles and essays of every year, would have been continued, either online or on a disc, i.e. in a very affordable and risk-free publishing effort, with production in disc form or print only upon demand. – Having them spread over thousands of websites is not a good enough alternative in my opinion. – Productive collaboration between many libertarians has still to be organized much better than it is today, via a comprehensive libertarian digitized library, ideas archive, encyclopedia, bibliography, abstracts and review collection, projects list online, ideas archive, refutations encyclopedia etc. - JZ, 20.5.14. – NEW DRAFT, ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, PROJECTS LIST ETC., PATERNALISM, SOCIAL DARWINISM, POLICE, PROTECTIONISM, PROTECTION, PATERNALISM, STATISM
WELFARE STATE: Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, we have become a nation of thieves. We use our elected representatives in an effort to steal from one another, albeit a legalized form of theft.” - Walter E. Williams, Do the Right Thing, Hoover Institution Press, 1995, p.75. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, THEFT, A NATION OF THIEVES, LEGALIZED ONES
WELFARE STATE: While the people should patriotically and cheerfully support their Government, (*) its functions do not include the support of the people.” – Grover Cleveland, Message, voting the Texas Seed Bill, 16. Feb. 1887. – (*) ? – JZ
WELFARE STATE: While welfare payments can be justified in some instance, there is too much danger of their running riot. (*) In New York city, there are 1.2m.people living on welfare handouts, and Australia is rapidly degenerating to this sorry state were the incentive to work is being removed. (Our unfortunate aborigines have already reached it.) – A family of four in New York, if they did not work and gained maximum public assistance benefits, would have an income of $ 11.319.” - Lang G. Hancock. – INCENTIVES & OPTIONS TO WORK. – (*) Date of this information? The date is very important under ever progressing inflation, to compare the purchasing power of such an income with present nominally identical figures. Clothing, food, shelter, medical services etc. do not require cash-handouts but, support in natura or payment of such bills when presented to the supporting institution. How much of cash welfare handouts is wasted e.g. on drinking, smoking, betting or luxury foods? The whole problem will also become much more manageable once full employment is achieved by a complete free market economy, at first only among the volunteers who appreciate it and know how to make use of it. – JZ, 6.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: Whose welfare and at whose expense? – JZ, 23.8.75.
WELFARE STATE: Why do Americans tolerate government social programs that don’t work? Why are we willing to accept welfare programs that make people dependent? Why do we condone a Social Security system that rips off young people while giving the elderly so little? … Government social programs don’t work. Government social programs hurt the people they seek to help. Government social programs create new problems. Government programs squander billions of dollars. Government social programs divert money and energy from positive and productive efforts.” - Michael Cloud, Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion, The Advocates for Self-Government, 2004, info@TheAdvocates.org - www.TheAdvocates.org - p.193. - STATE COMPASSION, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, SOCIAL SECURITY, SOCIAL PROGRAMS, POVERTY
WELFARE STATE: Why do I refer to state welfarism as an economic perversion? Simply because the “have-nots” whom it is supposed to help at the expense of the “haves” are the very ones who bear the brunt of it!” - Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.162.WELFARE STATE: Why not voluntary charity?” – George Kysor, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 15.2.73. – There are no votes for politicians in it! – JZ, 7.9.08. – Why not voluntary insurance, credit or mutual aid arrangements? - JZ, 14.4.11. - Q., VOTING, DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS
WELFARE STATE: Why, for instance, will people who decry personal theft approve feathering their own nests at the expense of others, provided the government will do the looting for them?” – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.4. – Q., THEFT, ROBBERY, TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: With respect to the words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character, which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators. – James Madison – for which there is a host of proofs that it … ? – JZ - CONSTITUTION OF THE USA
WELFARE STATE: Work harder, millions on welfare on depending upon you. – Anonymous – DEPENDENTS, TAX SLAVERY, TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: Workers may not be rightfully forced to contribute to living expenditures of those who are not their direct family dependents. – JZ, 2/75 – Insurance, credit, mutual aid and private charity can look after the rest much better than any Welfare State could and does. – JZ, 3.8.78. - Workers may not be rightfully forced to contribute towards the happiness of those who are not their direct dependents. – JZ, n.d. & 7.9.08. – SELF-HELP OPTIONS & PRIVATE CHARITY INSTEAD
WELFARE STATE: Written more than fifty years ago – in 1883 – “What Social Classes Owe To Each Other” is even more pertinent today than at the time of its first publication. Then the arguments and “movements” for penalizing the thrifty, energetic, and competent by placing upon them more and more of the burdens of the thriftless, lazy and incompetent were just beginning to make headway in our country, wherein these ‘social reforms’ now all but dominate political and so-called ‘social’ thinking.” – William C. Mullendore, in foreword to the book by W. G. Sumner.
WELFARE STATE: Yet notwithstanding their false theories, they will succeed in your capture if you allow them to spoil you with promises of wealth without labor and security without honor.” – Jack Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, 12/76. – Is the “morality” involved on both sides, really greatly different from the “Nigerian Scam” via email, which has by now been almost universalized? One can admire only he ingenuity of new versions of it. – JZ, 3.9.08.
WELFARE STATE: You ‘safeguard’ an industry of a labour group or a number of unemployed, and confer upon this small minority some transitory and insignificant benefit at an enormous cost to the rest of us. The cost is always out of all proportion to the value of the benefit conferred, but because one class gets the benefit and other classes pay the cost, there is always an absence of adequate valuation and consideration. Except in the case of the unfit, the inefficient and the unemployable, the benefits conferred by these methods are generally a sham and a fraud because they leave even the beneficiaries worse off than they would be if the money collected by the politicians were spent by satisfied consumers in a free market.” – Sir Ernest Benn, The Case of Benn vs. Maxton, p.157/58.WELFARE STATE: You called it selfish and cruel that men should trade value for value – you have now established an unselfish society where they trade extortion for extortion.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.989. – EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, UNSELFISHNESS, SELF-INTEREST, ALTRUISM, EXTORTION, TRIBUTES, TAXATION
WELFARE STATE: You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help little men by tearing down big men. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence. And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves. - William Boetcker, Ten Cannots, 1916. – Quoted by Anja Hartleb on Facebook, 30.3.12. – You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.” – From a 1942 leaflet of the Committee for Constitutional Government, quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. - EGALITARIANISM, DISTRIBUTIONISM, STATE SOCIALISM, PROSPERITY, POVERTY, INITIATIVE, INDEPENDENCE, CANNOTS
WELFARE STATE: You here assume that ‘the general welfare’ is to depend not upon the free and untrammeled enterprise and industry of the whole people, acting individually, and each enjoying and exercising all this natural rights; but wholly or principally upon the success of such particular schemes as the government may take under its special ‘control’. And this means the ‘the general welfare’ is to depend, wholly or principally, upon such privileges, monopolies, loans and bounties as the government may grant to more or less of that ‘large variety of diverse and competing interests’ – that is, schemes – that may be ‘persistently’ pressed upon its attention. – But as you impliedly acknowledge that the government cannot take all these ‘interests’ (schemes) under its ‘control’, and bestow its favors upon all alike, you concede that some of them must be ‘surrendered’, ‘postponed’, or ‘abandoned’; and that, consequently, the government cannot get on at all, unless, ‘in the halls of national legislation, that spirit of amity and mutual concession shall prevail, in which the constitution had its birth.’ - This ‘spirit of amity and mutual concession in the halls of legislation’, you explain to mean this: a disposition, on the part of the of the lawmakers respectively – whose various schemes of plunder cannot all be accomplished, by reason of their being beyond the financial resources of the government, or the endurance of the people – to ‘surrender’ some of them, ‘postpone’ others, and ‘abandon’ others, in order that the general business of robbery may go on to the greatest extent possible, and that each one of the lawmakers may succeed with as many of the schemes he is specially entrusted with, as he can carry through by means of such bargains, for mutual help, as he may be able to make with his fellow lawmakers. – Such is the plan of government, to which you say that you ‘consecrate’ yourself, and ‘engage your every faculty and effort.’ – Was a more shameless avowal ever made?“ – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.18, Works I. - entrusted?
WELFARE STATE: You may scoff at the Tooth Fairy if you like. But the Tooth Fairy's approach has gotten more politicians elected than any economist's analysis." - Thomas Sowell – PROMISES, HAND-OUTS, SUBSIDIES, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, “FREE” SERVICESWELFARE STATE: You should remember that government does not produce anything, and so in order for the Federal Government to provide welfare to anyone, it must first take from somebody else.” – Robert Charlton, FREEDOM MAGAZINE, Spring 74. - We should not say that the chaos, confusion, injustices, huge bureaucracies, avalanches of laws and regulations, standing armies, nuclear “weapons” stockpiles, territorial despotism, huge taxes and expenditures, wars, civil wars, terrorism, aggression, oppression, mis-education, propaganda, delusions, poverty etc., which they produce are nothing at all! – JZ, 4.9.08. - Territorial statism is very productive of wrongful and harmful "services". - JZ, 14.4.11.
WELL-ADJUSTED: A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice, without getting nervous.” – Jane Heard, ANALOG, 2/90, p.10. – Territorial governments must be well adjusted. For they manage to make the same mistake not only twice but dozens to hundreds of times. – And we are all too well adjusted to them, for we put up with this, at our expense and risk! – JZ, 7.9.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, JOKES, RED.
WELL-MEANING: He means well’ is useless unless he does well.” – Plautus, 254-184 B.C., A. Andrews Quotations, p.231. – However, genuinely good will is the first step towards good actions. And that good will must recognize and respect the individual rights and liberties of others. If not, it is merely a tyrannical, despotic or authoritarian will that tries to impose itself upon the lives, liberties and rights of others. – JZ, 8.9.08. – GOOD INTENTIONS, GOOD WILL, BENEVOLENT DESPOTISM, DO-GOODERS
WELL-MEANING: Most mistaken people mean well, and all mistaken people mean something.” – G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1926, quoted in A. Andrews Quotations, p.231. – But they should not be mistaken about experimental freedom for all, not only for themselves, about individual rights and liberties of all, not only their own. But then, who is to be blamed more than the freedom lovers, for not yet having compiled and published an ideal and complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 8.9.08. – IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, MISTAKES, GOOD INTENTIONS, MORAL VS. IMMORAL ACTIONS, GOOD WILL
WEST: He saw before most of his contemporaries that Western men had their destinies in their own hands as never before.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.15. – Western men have their destinies in their own hands as never before. – but only if they adopt the right principles, ideas and institutions and remain no longer addicted to territorial statism. – JZ, 8.9.08. - DESTINY, FATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, KNOWING, APPRECIATING & TRYING TO REALIZE THEM
WEST: the pride of knowing that with all its faults, with all its grossness, with all its appalling injustices, great and small, we live here in the West under a small ray of light, while over there is blackness, total, impenetrable.” – William F. Buckley Jr., Rumbles Left and Right, p.81. – Karl Hess, on the same subject, got disgusted because he saw totalitarian States moving towards some liberty while the supposedly free Western Countries were moving towards Totalitarianism. – JZ, 22.4.09. – STATISM, TOTALITARIANISM, TYRANNY, FREEDOM REMNANTS IN THE WEST
WESTERN WORLD: How real or great is the moral difference, the scrupulousness in the use of means, between nations that prepare for the use of atomic mass destruction weapons to promote and defend communism and those who employ exactly the same means, on a larger scale if only they can manage it, in order to promote and defend the American way of life?” – A. J. Muste, How to Deal with a Dictator? - NUCLEAR STRENGTH, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, MASS MURDER DEVICES, MORALITY, PEACE
WESTERNS: Even most Westerns are fights over ownership, control or power over small private “territories”, relatively large grazing or mining lands, and thus, to some extent, analogous to wars between territorial States and their “legitimate” or illegitimate power-mongering. Mafia fights over their “turfs” are also somewhat analogous, as well as the fights between some street gangs for their exclusive “turfs”. – JZ, 6.3.12. - & TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POWER STRUGGLES, MONOPOLY CLAIMS
WHALES: Haven’t we got the filtering, chemical and biological techniques to utilize the microorganisms, from which most whales live, to transform them into fat, protein etc., for ourselves, without killing by now as rare and precious mammals? – Do we still have to live as hunters in this respect? Do we still have to act as primitives in this respect? Some science fiction writers also suggested that whales might become domesticated, bred and milked. – JZ, 23.9.93, 8.9.08. I for one prefer a technical alternative to them, which would harvest microorganisms of the oceans and use them for fish farming. – JZ, 20.5.14.
WHIGS: And since, if there must be labels, I would acknowledge Old (i.e. pre-1789) Whig as defined by Friedrich Hayek (1), or economic liberal as used by Samuel Brittan (2), I may perhaps touch a chord in what Lord Coleraine has identified as the still small voice of Whiggism in the Conservative Party (3). – Arthur Seldon in 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.40. – (1) “Why I am not a Conservative”, in “The Constitution of Liberty”, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1960. – (2) Capitalism and the Permissive Society, Macmmillan, 1973; Participation without Politics, Hobart Paper Special (No. 62), IEA, 1975. – (3) For Conservatives Only, Tom Stacey, 1970. – All of them are still territorialists conservatives, and thus opposed to complete individual sovereignty, experimental freedom under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws for volunteers. – JZ, 8.9.08. - Obviously, the modern "Liberals" are even worse. - JZ, 14.4.11. - LIBERALS, CLASSICAL & MODERN, LIBERALS, LIBERTARIANS, LAISSEZ-FAIRE ADVOCATES, PANARCHISTS, POLYARCHISTS, VOLUNTARISTS, CONSERVATIVES, ALL TO DO ONLY THEIR OWN THINGS AMONG THEMSELVES, LABELS, DEFINITIONS
WHISTLE-BLOWING: Whistle-blowing, a plan that encouraged bureaucrats to report instances of extravagance, is a particularly pathetic effort to curb federal extravagance. Ernest Fitzgerald, probably the most famous whistle-blower of all time, revealed a $2-billion overrun on a single weapons system, the C-5-A. Before his testimony, he’d been honored as the best weapons analyst in the Air Force. After his testimony, according to Senator William Proxmire, he was assigned to analyze a twenty-lane bowling alley in Thailand. - In response, President Carter installed a program to protect whistle-blowers from reprisals. But, in1981, a study by the United States Merit Protection Board showed that nearly three-fourth of the employees who had witnessed waste and fraud had chosen not to report it because they believed nothing would or could be done about it. Only a fifth said they had kept quiet from fear of reprisal.” - Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p.111. – PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUREAUCRATY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM – SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM & PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES: META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS
WHITE HOUSE: How could the White House remain so white in spite of the many black crimes of its tenants? – JZ, 31.7.93. – It is probably white-washed every 6 months. – JZ, 30.3.94. – JOKES, PRESIDENTS, USA, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
WHITE PEOPLE: Can White America Survive? - www.youtube.com - WHITE PEOPLE ARE COLOURED PEOPLE, TOO: Quite white people to not exist. They are a figment of the imagination. Even albinos have red blood and it shines through, at least somewhere on their bodies. – JZ, 1.11.11, on Facebook. – However, all people still ignorant and foolish enough to be racists, should be free to segregate THEMSELVES as much as they like, exterritorially, as long as they do leave all others alone. – JZ, 1.11.11, on Facebook. – Would any moral and rational person wish to be associated with them? – JZ, 20.5.14. - RACISM & PANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARY SEGREGATION, VOLUNTARY SEPARATISM VS. COMPULSORY INTEGRATION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM
WHITE SUPREMACY: BLACK SUPREMACY? GREEN SUPREMACY? – Yes, e.g. for all “whites”, who agree with each other – themselves. But also Black Supremacy for all Blacks who desire it over all Blacks who agree with them. Genuine self-governments also for all kinds of Greens over their own affairs. Self-government, voluntary governments, competing governance, experimental governments, personal law, freedom of association, experimentation and contract for all, for all kinds of groups of volunteers only, whether they are statists or limited government libertarians or any other kinds of statists. But also all kinds of free societies for all kinds of libertarians and anarchist who desire them for themselves. They can all peacefully coexist, just like religious groups do by now in most countries, as long as none of them claims any territorial monopoly. All of them can also be as world-wide and united across frontiers as they want to be. All ought to be based upon individual sovereignty, individual choice, voluntarism and full exterritorial autonomy and thus experimental freedom for each such group. All could come to live under their own personal law, constitutions, jurisdictions and other institutions, always at their own expense and risk only and all subject to individual and group secessions from them for all who are disappointed by them. To that extent all of them could and would present a united front against all the remaining intolerant people, territorial governments, fanatics, fundamentalists, meddlers, authoritarians, aggressors, interventionists, private and official totalitarian terrorists and war mongers. Each group or community to be “the smith of its own fate.” – All united in diversity, in doing their own things for or to themselves only. – The Greens determining their own agriculture, gardening, natural parks and tree planting etc. on their own properties, as long as they don’t endanger their neighbors thereby, e.g. during storms and fires. - JZ, 27.8.08, 14.4.11. – Polluters of air, land, waterways and oceans would be their common enemies. Here the image of “spaceship Earth” could help the enlightenment process. All somewhat poisoned or genetically modified foods should be clearly indicated as such. – JZ, 20.5.14. - TOLERANCE FOR ALL THEIR TOLERANT ASSOCIATIONS, ACTIONS & EXPERIMENTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, ON A VOLUNTARY & PERSONAL LAW BASIS
WHITE SUPREMACY: The fond dream of those whose existence is the strongest evidence against it.” – Robert Tefton – RACISM, SUPERMEN? NAZISM, RACIST SUPERIORITY COMPLEX
WHY: Ask yourself and others: “why?!” - “To act without knowing why; to do things as they have always been done without asking why; to engage in an activity all one’s life without really understanding what it’s about and how it relates to other things – that is to be one of the crowd.” – Mencius. – He was, after Confucius and, perhaps, LAO TZU, the greatest Chinese philosopher. – Compare: "Question everything - at least once!" - MASSES, CROWDS, PEOPLES, MAN, AVERAGE MAN, KNOWLEDGE, DOUBT, OBEDIENCE, STATISM, SUBMISSIVENESS, COLLECTIVISM
WHY: Some people think and say: “why?” I think and say: “Why not?” – Ascribed to J. F. Kennedy by D. Burgess. – Why not, then, abolish e.g. despotism or totalitarianism or total war or nuclear war? – J. F. K. doubled the “nuclear arsenal” or the mass murder devices of the U.S.A. I for one am not prepared to forgive him for that action. Obviously, he questioned his own actions quite insufficiently. – Indeed, one has to take some risks, sometimes in a good cause. But should one risk all of mankind and that for decades, on the basis of an all too badly conceived “policy”, aptly called: MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction? - JZ, 1.9.08. – Q., NWT, MAD
WHY: WHY NOT? You see things and say “why?” but I dream things that never were and I say ‘why not?” – George Bernard Shaw. - Another version: "You see things; and you say "Why?" - But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950). The Serpent, in "Back to Methuselah", "In the Beginning," act 1. – Alas, when it comes to individual rights and liberties he never dreamed enough. Instead, he had too many State Socialist dreams. – JZ, 6.6.13. - Often associated with Robert Kennedy: this was quoted by him in an address to the Irish Parliament in Dublin, June 1963; also attributed to him by Edward Kennedy at RFK's funeral service in 1968. – At least partly in: A. Andrews Quotations, p.139. - PIOT: PANARCHY IN OUR TIME: TO EACH HIS OWN, DOERS, IDEAS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, IMAGINATION, CHANGE, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, Q.
WIKI LEAKS: We should all be “leaking” or, rather, publish and otherwise “market” the “secrets” of all unknown or under-appreciated good ideas and talents, rather than merely the dirty secrets of governments and their bureaucracies. Of the former there is still too small a supply, too little systematic and world-wide marketing. The supply of the latter is all too large. – JZ, 28.11.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, SECRETS, PUBLICITY VS. SECRECTY, WHISTLEBLOWERS
WILDCAT BANKING: In The Papers: Wildcat Banking « 36 Chambers – The Legendary Journeys: Execution to the max! - 36chambers.wordpress.com - As usual, the popular opinion on this is quite wrong, as it was also, generally, about the supposedly wild West, as it is about the free market, protectionism, gun control laws, free enterprise capitalism, entrepreneurial productive coops, territorial governments and taxes. Even death might not be inevitable for our descendants. Individual sovereignty means also sovereignty over one's use of exchange media, clearing options and value standards and over one’s membership in any society, community or governance system. – JZ, 12.7.11, on Facebook. Rev., 18.1.13. - WILD WEST, CAPITALISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE TRADE, INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, PREJUDICES, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP
WILDERNESS AREAS: If outdoors is so swell, how come the homeless aren’t more fond of it?” – O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores, p.193. – JOKES, HOMELESS PEOPLE, THE GREAT OUTDOORS, Q.
WILDERNESS AREAS: There should be exactly as much in wilderness areas preserved as wilderness lovers are prepared to pay for. – JZ, 27.4.95. – By all means, offer batches of wilderness areas for sale, in certificates for a few square meters to a few square kilometers, always under condition that they are to be preserved as wilderness areas. And let the new owners decide if and to what extent and under what conditions access to these wilderness areas is to be granted. – JZ, 8.9.08. – CONSERVATION, ECOLOGY, SPECIES PRESERVATION, OPEN COOPERATIVES AS THEIR ADMINISTRATORS?
WILDERNESS AREAS: While some wilderness areas ought to be preserved, for their beauty, their life forms and for potential medial benefits still contained in them, we should not forget that most human beings today survive only because they have cultivated most of the original wilderness areas and that without special training, experience, equipment, supplies and scientific help, the wilderness areas mean death by full exposure to them, for most human beings, not taught to survive in them. We survived, most of us, by having greatly reduced or somewhat tamed them. – JZ, 20.3.95, 8.9.08. – If privately established and cared for they will tend to be better preserved. – JZ, 30.5.14. - CONSERVATION, ECOLOGY, PARKS, GARDENS, BOTARNICAL GARDENS, BIO-DIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, CULTIVATED FORESTS, NATURE RESERVES, PRIVATE ONES
WILDERNESS: Weed - a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson. – The greenies usually ask for government action instead of engaging in private and self-responsible actions at their own expense and risk, as e.g. millions of gardeners do, by preserving the plants they like. Between them they have the financial means to buy and care for wilderness areas, to care for them and to charge for their reasonable utilization e.g. by tourists. Especially since tourism is already the largest industry. Without statism and subsidies out of taxes and with more entrepreneurs and voluntary contributors, they could achieve much more and this without wronging anyone. – JZ, 21.4.09. - PLANT VARIETY, ECOLOGY, CONSERVATION, SEED BANKS
WILDNESS: That’s what can save us, Leto thought, That wildness.” – Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, in ANALOG 3/76, p.123. - UNTAMED, INDEPENDENT, UNPREDICTABILITY, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL LIBERTY, FREEDOM
WILL: A breath of will blows eternally through the universe of souls in the direction of the Right and Necessary.” – Emerson, Conduct of Life: Fate. - Why then have we, so far, not yet become generally aware of all individual rights and liberties? I doubt that we should any longer leave this job to “souls” or “universal forces” or a pretended “universal consciousness”. – Even he was sometimes merely babbling, I believe. Not that I haven’t done my share of this, too. Our knowledge remains all too limited while our verbosity is often too large. - JZ, 30.8.08, 14.4.11, 20.5.14.
WILL: a human being’s Will is never in an external organization.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.156. – Not even in an association of volunteers, with a genuinely common objective? – JZ, 30.8.08. – At least part of a person's interests can be represented in a voluntary association, even if only temporarily. He must remain free to secede from it. Only thus can he assert his individualism against this group, whenever this seems necessary to him. Be it a chess club or an anarchist or libertarian society. Both of the latter can exist in uncounted varieties, just like various statist groups. But the latter run out of territories for their practice. Without a territory of their own, they can only propose alternative statist utopias. Panarchistic societies never run out of territories, because they do not need any. They would have in common only their voluntarism, their personal laws, their exterritorial autonomy. All too much coercive, intolerant and monopolistic statism is represented in the present territorial States. Anyhow, I find the above Wilson/Shea statement not sufficiently illuminating. In uncounted ways people can or wish to join their wills for xyz purposes, if free to do so. We are individuals and remain individuals but also associating and dis-associating individuals. - JZ, 14.4.11. – Any free exchange, any free market, e.g. a stock exchange, represents the diverse wills of those associated with it. – JZ, 20.5.14. - FREE WILL, ORGANIZATIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, SOCIETIES, COMMUNITIES, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, INSTITUTIONS, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, MAN AS A SOCIAL & ALSO SELFISH ANIMAL, EXTERNALITIES
WILL: All life needs for life is possible to will.” – Tennyson, Love and Duty, I.82. It would be nice if we did not have to work for a product or service but could merely provide it by an act of will. But machines, automation and robots are not yet sufficiently developed for that. – But a strong enough will, combined with sufficient ability can make us do what many others think to be too difficult or impossible. – The will then uses its biological mind and body as its robot or slave. – We are certainly developed for survival rather than self-destruction. - JZ, 20.5.14.
WILL: All theory is against the freedom of the will, all experience for it.” – Samuel Johnson in Boswell, Life of J., 1778. - FREEDOM OF THE WILL
WILL: But, for the intentionalist, the future – quite literally – is not. It must be created. Man’s freedom lies in his capacity to create it: what will be is what we will.” – B. R. Barber, Superman and Common Men, p.58. – To will anything in contradiction to natural laws is the essence of irrationality. – JZ, 20.11.76. – To will anything in accordance with genuine individual right and liberties is the essence of rationality. – JZ, 30.8.08.
WILL: Do what thou wilt.” – Francois Rabelais. – As long as you leave others their will while they leave you alone. – JZ, 23.6.93. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, MUTUAL TOLERANCE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
WILL: Even if the strength is missing, the will is to be appreciated.” – Ovid, Briefe aus dem Pontus, III, 4. 79. – (“Wenn auch die Kraefte fehlen, ist dennoch der Wille zu loben.” – Ut desint vires, tamen est laudanda voluntas.) – GOOD WILL
WILL: H. is just another ‘futurist’, someone who enjoys mental games, talking about the future with no intention of participating. He shares, in the end, the common paralysis of will.” – R. C. W. Ettinger, Man into Superman, p.210. – As if we already had and knew all individual rights and liberties and were quite free to use them. In all too many respects we are still slaves or serfs of out territorial overlords, even if we had one vote among millions in their election. – JZ, 20.5.14. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM
WILL: Hard is the stone, but harder still // The delicate performing will.” – Oliver St. John Gogarty, “The Image Maker”.
WILL: He, who is firm in will, molds the world to himself.“ – (“Aber wer fest auf dem Sinne beharrt, der bildet die Welt sich.“) – Goethe, Hermann und Dorothea, Pt. Ix, I. 303. - As if wishes and will would be all that is required and freedom as well as reality and natural laws would not matter at all. - However, if one is free enough and sets oneself only some limited and achievable aims and has the will to work hard towards achieving them, then one can do this. - Goethe, with his ca. 80 volumes of works, tried to spread enlightenment but with the best of will he could not achieve an enlightened world by his own efforts. - JZ, 14.4.11.
WILL: Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.” – Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain, 1924. – Much more than merely the strongest human will is involved. Even the best ideas and talents have still to be properly marketed and realized. Will power is just one of the requirements. And usually more than one strong will is required. – JZ, 24.8.08. - How limited were his aims when he still believed that with a mere strong will he could achieve them? If he had been put into an extermination camp by the Nazis, how much could he have achieved there, with his "strong" but mere will? - If nothing but a strong will of a single man would be required to bring about full freedom for himself, his family, his friends and all others who wish to be free, then all of us would have been free long ago. - JZ, 14.4.11. - FATE, SELF-DETERMINATION, REASON, IDEAS ARCHIVE, THE USUAL “FATE” OF INNOVATORS & GREAT TALENTS, A GENUINE FREE & EFFICIENT MARKET FOR IDEAS & TALENTS REMAINS TO BE ESTABLISHED
WILL: If and when the American people want freedom above everything else, if they say with their hearts “give me liberty or give me death”, income taxation will go.” – Chodorov, The Income Tax … p.233. – The income tax will be abolished for its opponents, quite by the way, once they have achieved the freedom to go their own way, as sovereign individuals and as members of exterritorially autonomous communities of like-minded people, opting out of the territorial State and joining or establishing their own personal law communities of volunteers, or merely making their individual contracts with any of a variety of peacefully coexisting and competing diverse service providers. – JZ, 30.8.08, 20.5.14. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW
WILL: If strengths is missing for the planned work // Escape the long imprisonment of doubt, // It is the will, which brings about the deed, // Within it lies, what is still amiss in you, the strength.” – Goethe. – JZ tr. attempt of: “Fehlt zum geplanten Werke dir die Kraft, // Entreisse dich des Zweifels langer Haft; // Der Wille ist es, der die Tat verschafft, // In ihm birgt sich, was dir noch fehlt: die Kraft.” - POWER, STRENGTH, DOUBT, ACTION
WILL: If the will is set on virtue, there will be no practice of wickedness.” – Confucius, Analects, bk. iv, c.iv. - CRIME, VIRTUE, MORALITY, ETHICS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
WILL: If the wish can be willed then perhaps the means will follow.” – Quoted in a movie. – Compare: “Where there is a will, there is a way.” &: “Where there is a will a way can usually (or often) be found.” Also: “Wishful thinking!” – JZ, 4.8.02.
WILL: Impulses can be explained but not justified; to give reasons for an act is in itself an indication that something more than reactive behaviour is at stake. Barrington Moore, Jr. remarks that “there is a fundamental difference between the mature man who recognizes the objective necessity of a certain course of behaviour and has the courage to adopt it of his own free will and the childish one who has to be cajoled, manipulated, and occasionally threatened in order to make him do the same things.” – ‘Reflections on Conformity in Industrial Society’, “Political Power and Social Theory”, New York, 1965, p.193, quoted in: Benjamin R. Barber, Superman and Common Man, p.74.
WILL: It is necessary to have free will.” – From film “Candide”. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUALISM, COMPETITION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, TOLERANCE VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, COERCION, MONOPOLISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM
WILL: John Locke, torn between mechanism and a richer understanding, noted in the Essay (II, chap. 21) that ‘we have a power to suspend the prosecution of this or that desire. … This seems to me the source of all liberty.’ Consciousness is precisely the suspending of impulse or desires, and it unavoidably entails the consideration of alternative desires and impulses.” – Benjamin R. Barber, Superman and Common Man, p.54. – THE RIGHT & LIBERTY TO WORK TOWARDS THE REALIZATION OF ONE’S OWN TOLERANT REQUIREMENTS, LEAVING OTHERS TO FOLLOW THEIR OWN CHOICES & DREAMS AT THEIR RISK & EXPENSE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
WILL: liberty to follow my own will in all things, … and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, unknown, arbitrary will of another man.” – John Locke, quoted, more completely and qualified, in “The Free Man’s Almanac”, for July 6. – INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREGINTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES VS. STATIMS, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM, COERCION, MONOPOLIES
WILL: Man’s life is not determined by the law of causality of the material world, but rather by the free intuitive choice of his “ego”, which expresses itself in deliberate acts of the will.” - Alexander Kerensky, “The Kerensky Memoirs.” – How much, or, rather, how little freedom of action and experimentation do we have now, when it comes to alternative political, economic and socials systems under territorialism, i.e., when many of the most important decisions are monopolized by a few and then imposed upon millions? - He certainly did not get his will for Russia, not even for his own volunteers. - JZ, 14.4.11. - MAN, LIFE, DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, CHOICES, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE COMPETITION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM
WILL: No, it is the Will that matters, // Makes the freedom or the fall! // Firm, while all around it shatters // Firm, in sunshine or in squall.” – Henrik Ibsen, “Brand”. - As if knowledge, correct ideas and principles, tools, funds, persuasiveness, a minimum of freedom and freedom of action and sufficient collaborators were not required for many important achievements. - JZ, 14.4.11.
WILL: On idle wishes – fools supinely stay, be there a will and wisdom finds a way.” – from 1977 Collins Desk Calendar. – So far, we have not even combined all libertarian written wisdom in a single libertarian library, ideas archive, libertarian encyclopedia, in a very large refutation encyclopedia, in handbooks on free banking, panarchism and many other special freedom subjects, in an as complete and flawless declaration of genuine individual rights and liberties as could be produced by now and for now, argument maps on all remaining libertarian controversies. - JZ, 14.4.11. - FOOLS, WISDOM, WISHES, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ACCELERATION OF THE PROCESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT,
WILL: One of the more controversial points made by Murray Rothbard in his rightly famous “Man, Economy and State” is that the will of each person is by its nature inalienable.” – Guy de Maertelaere, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 19. - How much of our lives can we freely spend in the pursuit of our ideals, when we still have to make a living, look after our family and have only limited funds, e.g., not enough to hire a single secretary? How much of it is simply taken away by our need for sleep? - How easy or how hard is it even now to find like-minded collaborators to tackle big problems together? - JZ, 14.4.11. – LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE TO FIND ENOUGH COLLABOTORS FOR LARGE PROJECTS
WILL: One should not say the most difficult would be the deed, for there one’s courage, the moment and the excitement help; the most difficult in this world is the resolution.” – Franz Grillparzer. JZ tr. of: “Man sage nicht, das Schwerste sei die Tat; / Da hilft der Mut, der Augenblick, die Regung; / Das Schwerste dieser Welt ist der Entschluss.“ - How many resolute people were executed or imprisoned, as political opponents? - Can we rightly assume to be already free to act upon our best and quite rightful resolutions? - JZ, 14.4.11. - DETERMINATION, RESOLUTION, SUFFICIENT INTEREST IN THE OWN AFFAIRS GOING BEYIND THE DAILY LIVING, WORK & PRIVATE ACTIONS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ESPECIALLY MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, VOLUNTARISM, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, VS. XYZ LAW, REGULATIONS, PROHIBITIONS, BUREAUCRATS & POLITICIANS & AN UNENLIGHTENED PUBLIC OPINION, MOSTLY BY STATISTS AND TERRITORIALISTS
WILL: Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.” – Alexander Hamilton, quoted in “The Free Man’s Almanac”. – In another version: “There are men who could neither be distressed nor won into a sacrifice of their duty; but this stern virtue is the growth of few soils; and in the main it will be found that a power over a man’s support is power over his will.” – Quoted in THE FREEMAN, 10/75. – Another version: “Hamilton was so keen on this point – that economic control is the control of the means for all human ends – that he drove it home by a further reference in his 79th Paper: “In the general course of human nature, a power over a man’s subsistence amounts to a power over his will.” – Edmund A. Opitz, in THE FREEMAN, Oct. 75. - POWER, SUBSISTENCE, SURVIVAL NEEDS
WILL: That you cannot do it may certainly be excused, but not that you do not will it.” – Ibsen – (“Dass Du nicht kannst, // laesst sich gewiss verzeihen, // aber nicht, dass Du nicht willst!”)
WILL: The education of the will is the object of our existence.” – Emerson, Society and Solitude: Courage. – To me, at best, it is merely a means to a better end, just like our body is, our health, our mind, our tools, our machines. – Will merely for the sake of will, like art for art’s sake? - JZ, 30.8.08.
WILL: The fires of freedom are stoked by the will to be free. It is not the promise of bread alone that will spur a people to shed their shackles, but rather the hope that they may attain the dignity of self-respecting individuals. … ” – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax …. p.99. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM
WILL: The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any goal.” – Menander, Fragments, No.439. – Somewhat exaggerated, if one’s goal is set very high, but there is certainly some truth in this. My youngest son, when he was very young, set himself a life-span of 500 years at as his target. By now, middle-aged, he may be satisfied with a lesser aim. We have not yet made sure that progress in this sphere is as fast as it could be and should be, using e.g. all the recording and retrieval techniques, as well as all remaining financial options now available to us. – JZ, 30.8.08, 22.4.09. – LONGEVITY, LIFE EXTENSION, IMMORTALITY
WILL: The one serious and formidable thing in nature is will. Society is servile from want of will, and therefore the world wants saviours and religion.” – Emerson, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.143. – As if the right ideas, the required knowledge, references, tools, funds and helpers were superfluous. - JZ, 14.4.11. - SERVILITY, SERFDOM, SAVIORS, LEADERSHIP, STATISM, RELIGION
WILL: The practical man to whom morals is mere theory bases his cheerless rejection of our kind-hearted hope upon the notion that we never want to do what is necessary in order to realize the end leading to eternal peace, even when he concedes both that we ought and that we can do [what we should]”. – Immanuel Kant, Eternal Peace, appendix I, in “The Philosophy of Peace, Immanuel Kant’s Moral and Political Writings”, ed. by Prof. Carl J. Friedrich, The Modern Library, N.Y., 1949, p.458.
WILL: The unconquerable will.” – Milton, Paradise Lost, Bk. I, I. 106. - All too often it ended up in a mass grave or in prison. Or it was simply ignored. - Anarchists and libertarians should know by now, how many of even their best ideas are still widely ignored. - JZ, 14.4.11.
WILL: The will flags when it no longer perceives an end, an object in existence.” – Russel Kirk. – Thus: FIOT: Freedom In Our Time, and PIOT: Panarchy In Our Time. – JZ – VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS COMPETITION & LAISSEZ FAIRE IN EVERY SPHERE – FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM
WILL: The Will is the Man.” – John Wilson, Noctes Ambrosianae, No. 29. - Even an idiot can have a strong will. How far can a strong-willed man go in a society of ignorant, foolish or prejudiced people? There is still too much belief in mere word magic. - JZ, 14.4.11.
WILL: the will of another is never obligatory.“ – Johann Gottlieb Fichte, “Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution”, 1793, p.305. (... ein fremder Wille verbindet nie.“) – “No foreign will is law for us.” – (“Kein fremder Wille ist Gesetz fuer uns.”) – Ibid, S.80. – Alas, we are still under heaps of wrongful territorial laws passed by others over our own affairs. - If we break one of these wrongful laws and then point out that view to the judge of a territorial State, what will it get us? Probably only an additional charge for contempt of court! - JZ, 14.4.11. - PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, UNITY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, NATIONALISM, STATISMWILL: The will of the people”, where it means anything at all, means simply that might (or numerical superiority) is right.” – Dr. Duncan Yuille, in his paper for the Workers Party on Nationalism. – WILL OF THE PEOPLE, MAJORITIES, MIGHT, RIGHT, STRENGTH, NUMBERS, VOTING
WILL: There is nothing good or evil save in the will.” – Epictetus, Discourses, Bk. iii, ch.10, sec. 18. – Compare Kant’s writings on genuine “good will”. - EVIL, GOOD
WILL: They only wanted a world where no man could bend the destinies of another man against that second man's will. … Each man has a right to his own destiny, until he crosses the line into another man's.” - Gordon R. Dickson, Dorsai!, p.8/9 of ASTOUNDING SF, Brit. Ed., 8/59. - DESTINIES, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TOLERANCE TO TOLERANT PEOPLE
WILL: To him that will, ways are not wanting.” – George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, No. 26, 1640. - So why do so few reformers, liberators, innovators, scientists, inventors etc. strive towards an ideas archive and talent center that would make their jobs so much easier? – Such an archive and center are still amiss, like so much else that would speed up enlightenment and progress. – Mere will is not a good enough substitute for suitable free and special markets. - JZ, 30.8.08. - Until suitable institutions are established, too many good ideas and talents are still wasted and that not for lack of will on the side of their supporters and of the talented people. - JZ, 14.4.11. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, LIBERTARIAN DIGITAL LIBRARY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA, NEW DRAFT – TO SPEED UP ENLIGHTENMENT (So far only from me, as email attachment, zipped down to 306 KBs, not copyrighted. Put it online, with your comments. – email@example.com )
WILL: We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.” – La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665, tr. Kenneth Pratt. – As if reformers and innovators encountered no great difficulties at all, as if everything for them depended only upon the strength of the will! - JZ, 14.4.11. - DETERMINATION, PERSISTENCE, RESOLUTION, TENACITY, ENTHUSIASM
WILL: We have the tools. We may not have the will.” – Jerry Pournelle, GALAXY, vol. 39, No. 6, June 78. – Or the insight, the understanding, the right ideas, the right methods. The greatest and most important ideas are understood only by a few. LAO TZU said: To be appreciated only by a few belongs to my value. - In my "New Draft" book manuscript, digitized, zipped down to 306 KBs, not copyrighted and gladly sent to anyone interested, until it appears online or on a disc, I listed quite a few tools that we have so far neglected to make for ourselves, to become more effective, or even victorious in the attempts to realize our ideals among ourselves. - There should not only be sales lists for tools, machines and spare parts but also for people who do have the special interest and do have the will, time, talent and energy to do something significant to promote freedom, justice and peace. That would be one of many steps required in order to realize Leonard E. Read’s frequent suggestion: “Release all creative energies!” – JZ, 30.8.08. - E.g. a common projects list for libertarians is still missing. It could lead to a sufficient division of labor between libertarians, to advance all of them, even the largest, rather fast. - JZ, 14.4.11, 20.5.14. – firstname.lastname@example.org
WILL: What distinguishes man from other animals is precisely that he does not yield without any will of his own to an instinctive urge.” – Ludwig von Mises, Human Action. – Or to the will or command of someone else. – JZ, 30.8.08. – STATISM, OBEDIENCE, SERF-MENTALITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUALISM
WILL: Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.” - Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, ch.26. - "Where there is a will, there is a way." - Proverb. - Not always. The difficulties for innovators should not be underestimated, especially the legal ones in all spheres which territorial governments have monopolized or subjected to their controls and regulations. – Enthusiastic supporters also need freedom to experiment, under full exterritorial autonomy, to maintain and utilize their enthusiasm. - JZ, 23.11.02. – Imagine you are a conscript of Hitler or of Stalin and forced to fight the conscripts on the other side. Will a mere act of will get you out of this dilemma or is much more required. If so, what? - JZ, 14.4.11. – We cannot merely will nuclear weapons away or a disease like cancer or prolong our life by an act of will. – JZ, 20.5.14. - WILL & WAY PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, LIST OF LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS, DIRECTORY TO FREEDOM LOVERS INDICATING THEIR SPECIAL INTERESTS, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, NEW DRAFT
WILL: Where there is a will there’s trouble.” – 20th c. – Robin Hyman Quotations, p.283. - Source? – Where there is only a will there is trouble. – JZ, n.d.
WILL: Where there is a will, there is a way!”- But, usually, not the usual way, which leads us, all too often, astray or nowhere, especially if we try to advance new, radical or largely unknown freedom ideas. Such ideas require special markets and marketing methods. Otherwise the costs in time, energy and money will be too high and the returns from them too low. For instance: What would be your success rate be in a door knock campaign, in which you tried to promote libertarianism? – JZ, 23.1.90, 30.8.08. – “When there’s a will there’s a way.” – George Bernard Shaw, Fanny’s First Play: Preface. - I fall back on my favorite proverb, “Where there’s a will there’s a way.” – Bulwer-Lytton, The Caxtons. Pt. xviii, ch.5. The French form of the proverb is, “Vouloir c’est pouvoir.” - I do deny that there is a territorial way out of the inherent difficulties of territorial statism. In the same way as there is no way out of the inherent difficulties of illiteracy without its opposite, literacy. And literacy itself, including printing, including broadcasting and the Internet has not yet sufficed to enlighten public opinion to proceed from collectivist, monopolist and compulsory territorialism to individualist, competitive and voluntary exterritorialism, panarchism or polyarchism etc. - JZ, 16.4.11. – So far that has not happened, not even with the help of the Internet and all the other digital and afforcable options, e.g. a complete freedom library on a single and affordable HDD. – JZ, 20.5.14. - WAY, WAY OUT, INDIVIDUALISM VS. COLLECTIVISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, COMPETITION VS. MONOPOLISM, MARKETING IDEAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, DIGITAL COMPREHENSIVE FREEDOM LIBRARY, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE ETC. NEW DRAFT, SPEEDING UP THE PROCESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT
WILL: Where there is a will."- Herbert, 1640. – Robin Hyman Quotations, p.283.” – There are at last a dozen ways. – JZ, 4/77. – Actually, when it comes to political, economic and social systems, judging by the number of utopias published and at least microfilmed so far, more likely dozens of thousands of systems. - To each his or her self-chosen utopia, as long as its voluntary members are prepared to put up with it or as long as they keep improving it to maintain their individual satisfactions with it, i.e. do not secede from it. - Exterritorially, all only for their volunteers under their own personal laws, they could all peacefully coexist. - JZ, 16.4.11. – VOLUNTARISM, UTOPIAS, META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES
WILL: Where there’s a will – you’ll find a multitude of relatives.” – W. G. P. - JOKES
WILL: Will power is the ability to make decisions knowing that you have insufficient knowledge.” – Bob Cowin’s summing up of an idea by Krech & Cruschfield, Elements of Psychology, chap. VIII, The Self. - This fact alone does already indicate that we have only the right to experiment among volunteers and this only at their risk and expense. Through experimentations scientists have discovered already many of the natural laws. Through experimentation we can also discover many of the natural laws for human beings and their societies. The sooner we start with quite free experiments of this kind, the better. That would exclude e.g. free experimentation with mass extermination devices, including e.g. the nuclear reactors required to produce the raw material isotopes for them. - Likewise experiments that try to imitate the original "big bang" chain reaction conditions. - JZ, 16.4.11. - KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM
WILL: With will one can do anything.” – Samuel Smiles, Self-Help, chapter 7. - One person, when it is within the capacities of human beings, maybe. But not everyone can be e.g. an Olympic gold medal winner, far less one of several such medals. Nor could everyone, just by an act of will, become a significant inventor or discoverer. I certainly could not, regardless of the strength of my will. A moral and rational will must keep itself within the limits of one’s one physical and mental limits. Luckily, the limits of what is possible within natural law, human nature and individual human rights and liberties is still very far from having been reached in all spheres. – Unfortunately as someone once said, anyone can become President in the United States of America. Practical experience seems to have confirmed this view. - JZ, 30.8.08. - Moreover, as social beings, via cooperation and free exchange, we can achieve much more than individuals can on their own. Robinson Crusoe on his own and even with the assistance of Friday, cannot be inventive and productive enough to establish an extensive civilized society with all its advantages and opportunities. Panarchism is something like a key to it. - JZ, 16.4.11. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM
WILL: You imagine what you desire. You will what you imagine. You create what you will.” – Sylvester Jackson’s motto, quoted in TIME, 13.9.82. – Provided, you and all others do also enjoy full freedom of action - in their own spheres. - JZ, 16.4.11. - EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION
WILLING EXCHANGE: Combining the Constitution’s establishment of free trade among the states and Franklin’s correct theory of value, what then is meant by “Buy American” in its proper sense? – Let willing exchange prevail among all people, locally and world-wide.” – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.102. - No producer has the right to be the only supplier to the consumers of any territories. - No residents, laborers, tradesmen or professional or their associations, have the right to exclude competitors from other territories. - JZ, 16.4.11. - VOLUNTARISM, FREE TRADE, BUY AMERICAN? AMERICANISM, FREE EXCHANGE, PROPERTY RIGHTS, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNY, IMMIGRATION BARRIERS, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, PROTETIONISM, COMPETITION
WIN-WIN-SITUATIONS: Sometimes it’s impossible for everybody to win.” – James Gunn, Touch of the Match, ANALOG, Feb. 85, p.137. – Less often than is commonly believed – if the panarchist option is taken into circulation. – JZ, 5.4.91. - Maybe in some warfare situations. Even now, all remaining and at least somewhat free market transactions are win-win transactions for mutual benefit. – Certainly, in Welfare States and Tyrannies and present democracies, under territorialism. - JZ, 8.9.08. – Through freedom to do the own things everybody wins. – JZ, 20.5.14. - PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VICTORY, WINNING OR MERELY FREEDOM TO DO THE OWN THINGS, ALONE OR IN ASSOCIATION WITH OTHER & LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, TERRITORIAL ELECTIONS OR INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM? CONSUMER & ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE – FOR ALL WHO RESPECT THE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF OTHERS
WIND FARMS: The trend with commercial wind farms has been to focus on building bigger, taller horizontal axis wind turbines. But it turns out we may be going about it the wrong way. Researchers from Caltech suggest that an array of much smaller, tightly packed vertical axis wind turbines, rotating in opposite directions to one another can be as much as 10x as efficient, while using less space. http://tinyurl.com/44m4dgq — with John Clinton. - Ken Adler shared EARTH-The Operators' Manual's photo. – Facebook, 19.10.13.
WINE: One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.” - Samuel Johnson. - Not only drunks make that mistake quite frequently. - JZ - Neither alcoholic nor other drugs are required to make mistakes and commit wrongs, but they do help to multiply them. So does the addiction to power. - So do sexual urges not under sufficient self-control to avoid compulsion or interference with minors. - JZ, 16.4.11. – “When ale is in, wit is out!” - ALCOHOL, JUDGMENTS, WORDS, DRINKING, DRUGS, SEXUAL OFFENCES, POWER-ABUSE, POWER MADNESS, POWER ADDICTION
WINE: Wine has been the man-made disaster of France, beer that of Germany, whisky that of the U.S.A. and Vodka that of Russia. – JZ, 6.12.93, - ALCOHOL, BEER, WHISKY, VODKA, DRINKING HABITS
WINE: Wine is a waste product of good grape juice. – JZ, 30.3.95. – Its only advantage is that it tends to last longer. – JZ, 8.9.08.
WINGERS, LEFT OR RIGHT WINGERS: special metaphors are inadequate in discussing politics today.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminati I, p.201. – An anthology of all the different classification systems so far proposed seems to be still missing. Perhaps it is hidden, somewhere on the Internet, under another term? – JZ, 20.5.14. – With Google I just got 340,000 search results for: An anthology of all the different classification systems for political, economic & social affairs, in tables, lists, chart – In further quick searches I got up to over 6 million results for one search, but at least on the first pages the kind of anthology that I am looking for was not mentioned. Alas, Google does not give me the time and energy to browse through all of them. HELP!!! – If that were listed on a common libertarian project list then either enough collaborators would come forward or some would point out the starting efforts or achievements of someone exploring this field. - JZ, 20.4.15. - CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES, RED.
WINNING OR LOSING: It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose." – Darrin Weinberg – Should we engage in zero-sum games or only in win-win games, like e.g. free exchanges? Free experimentation matters for all. Under its suppression almost all suffer, for every leash has two ends. Under full freedom the power addicts would rapidly come to their end. A different distribution of already produced goods is not the solution. Productivity can be increased almost without limits, especially when exchange has been freed by complete monetary and financial freedom, so that sales of wanted goods and services are no longer a problem. Rightful and sensible collaboration with others can greatly benefit all participants. Weinberg’s remark is to me only a smart alec remark or what the French call a “bon mot” and nothing else. – JZ, 26.4.13.
WINNING: A winner never quits, a quitter never wins.” – Desemond, 4.9.90. – PERSISTENCE, PATIENCE
WINNING: I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.” – Woodrow Wilson – Motto in Karl Hess; In a Cause that Will Triumph, The Goldwater Campaign and the Future of Conservatism, Doubleday & Co, 1967. - VICTORY, CAUSES
WINNING: Whoever learned the least – lost. – T. Z., 29.3.77. – LEARNING, KNOWLEDGE ACCUMULATION
WISDOM: A book is like a mirror. When an ape looks into it no wise man will look out of it.” – G. C. Lichtenberg – “Dies Buch ist ein Spiegel. Wenn ein Affe hineinguckt, Kann kein Apostel herausschauen.” – quoted as motto in „Ideen Archiv, Ideen, Talente, Genies, Nr.1“, Gmunden 1949, 104 S., by my father, K. H. Z. – Also his second book on the subject, in German only. All three editions are online as part of a disc reproduced at www.butterbach.net - They are not copyrighted by me. My father died in 1991. I am his heir. – With PEACE PLANS 20 my youngest son and myself wrote a similar book especially for libertarians. It is so far only available from me, not copyrighted, as an email attachment, free of charge upon request, until it appears online or on a disc. – Another book of mine, of 2010, not copyrighted, still only called “New Draft”, deals also with this and other options to accelerate the process of libertarian enlightenment and is likewise offered free of charge upon request, coming as a zipped email attachment only to 306 KBs. – So far it is not yet online. Anyone is invited to put it there, with his or her comments. - JZ, 20.5.14. – email@example.com - BOOKS, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, ACCELERATING THE PROCESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT
WISDOM: A desire not to butt into other people’s business is eighty percent of all human wisdom.” – Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, p.165. – MYOB, NONINTERVENTION, MEDDLING, PRIVACY, TOLERANCE, INTERFERENCE, INVASION, INTERVENTIONISM, INTOLERANCE
WISDOM: a man’s true happiness consists only in wisdom and the knowledge of the truth, not at all in the fact that he is wiser than others, or that others lack such knowledge: such considerations do not increase his wisdom or true happiness.” – Spinoza – HAPPINESS, KNOWLEDGE, SUPERIORITY COMPLEX, ELITISM
WISDOM: A pig on a mountain sees more than a wise man with a bag over his head.” – MaryJane DeForscia, in ANALOG 11/83. – RED., JOKES
WISDOM: As for the wise man, his lot will be much the same under any ideology. Under democracy he will be encouraged to starve to death in a garret, under fascism he will be put in a concentration camp, under communism he will be liquidated. – T. H. White, The Book of Merlyn, p.116. - As if wise men could not achieve self-employment, e.g. through an ideas archive and talent registry. As if they could not successfully escape or resist by mastering the science of resistance and revolution. As if they could not enrich themselves by trading, even if only on the black market. – The wise men have not yet been wise enough to combine their particular bits of wisdom, to market it properly and thus to make themselves independent and influential. - JZ, 27.7.92, 31.8.08. - Especially, they have not yet been wise enough to establish panarchist options for themselves as well as for all others. To each wise person the fruits of his wisdom. To each fool the "fruits" of his follies. - JZ, 16.4.11. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, INNOVATORS, RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES AT ONE'S OWN EXPENSE & RISK, RIGHT TO APPLY REASON & MORALITY AMONG LIKEMINDED PEOPLE, NEW DRAFT – TO ACCELERATE LIBERTARIAN ENLIGHTENMENT
WISDOM: As it says in the Good Book: 'In much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.'" - Graham Masterton, Tengu, p.69. – Apparently, we have not yet assembled all the knowledge required to liberate us from our territorial masters. – JZ, 22.4.09. – KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENLIGHTENMENT, GRIEF, LACK OF EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WISDOM: Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is ruled? – Count Azel Oxenstierna, 1583-1654, letter, 1648. – POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, RULERS, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, OFFICIALS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PREJUDICES, POPULAR ERRORS, IGNORANCE, KNOWLEDGE
WISDOM: Don’t go to market just with wisdom.” - Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.114. – Instead, help to start a proper market for wisdom, ideas, projects, talents. – There all of them could easily be found and none has to be pushed, desperately, by the innovator or ideas carrier or talent on his own. It is probably the most important market of all for our future and yet it remains to be established. Largely because of the common error and prejudice that a quite free market for ideas and talents does already exist. – Even the patent offices are not yet good enough markets for inventions. Only about 4 % of their patents are ever utilized. Venture capital companies tackle many positive ideas but by far not all of them as yet. Need I remind that we are still stuck in Protectionism, live or vegetate under all too many laws and regulations and bureaucracies, under monetary and financial despotism, in territorial Warfare States and that some of our most important individual rights and liberties are daily infringed and not yet included in any governmental declaration of individual rights and liberties and, perhaps, not even in any private one? (My anthology of private drafts of this kind is online at www.butterbach.net ) So, how well does the current “free market” for ideas and talents work? Not much better than the territorial governments, which are supposed to look out for us in every respect. - JZ, 27.11.07, 22.4.09. – PANARCHISM PROVIDES A MARKET FOR THE FOOLS AS WELL AS FOR THE WISE, FOR RADICAL LIBERTARIANS AS WELL AS FOR RADICAL STATISTS, ALWAYS AT THE OWN EXPENSE & RISK & WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY. POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, POLYARCHISM, TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM
WISDOM: Each generation that discovers something from its experience must pass that on, but it must pass that on with a delicate balance of respect and disrespect, so that the race does not inflict its errors too rigidly upon its youth, but it does pass on the accumulated wisdom, plus the wisdom that it may not be wisdom.” – Richard P. Feynman, quoted in THE CONNECTION No. 86. p.9.
WISDOM: he depended on the intellectual treasures of the ancient world, on the whole mass of accessible wisdom, to develop him all round.” – Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, p.79.
WISDOM: He that is not wise will not be taught.” – Ecclesiasticus.
WISDOM: He was a fool, more so for believing he was clever. Wise men always left room for new things; fools thought they knew it all already.” - Tom Clancy, Net Force, p.115. - VS. FOOLISHNESS, KNOWLEDGE, KNOWING ONE'S LIMITS, KNOW-IT-ALLS, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, COMPETITION VS. MONOPOLY, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE VS. COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM
WISDOM: Here, at the outset, is the central, compelling fact, a truth that is almost unanimously overlooked: the market possesses a wisdom that does not exist, even remotely, in any discrete individual. For instance, because you cannot imagine how mail would be delivered ever so much more efficiently than now if turned over to the market, never, for heaven’s sake, let your faith falter by reason of your infinitesimal know-how. To claim that the free market has a wisdom a million or billion times your own is a gross understatement.” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p. 16. – And yet we have not yet systematically attempted to collect and permanently publish all the wisdom that is dispersed in the market, in hundreds of millions of books, many more other records and in 6 billion minds. – Only the knowledge required to produce our daily consumer goods and services has been almost sufficiently coordinated and utilized so far, at least in some of the somewhat developed countries. - JZ, 31.8.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, WORLD LIBRARY, LIBERTY LIBRARY, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS, REVIEW COMPILATIONS. FREE MARKETS FOR ALL KINDS OF SYSTEMS & INSTITUTIONS - EXCEPT FOR THE INTOLERANT ONES, THE PRIVATE & OFFICIAL CRIMINALS WITH INVOLUNTARY VICTIMS.
WISDOM: I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” – Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881. – MAJORITIES, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, PARLIAMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, IGNORANCE
WISDOM: I say only that the wisdom is there, and that educational theory ought to adjust to that fact.” – William F. Buckley Jr., Rumbles Left and Right, p.141. – The problem consists merely in making it obvious, attractive and accessible enough. – JZ, 16.5.82, 31.8.08. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ON A DVD OR HDD
WISDOM: It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.” - Menander. - & AGE, SENIORITY
WISDOM: It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.” - Duc de la Rochefoucauld. - You may try to explain your wisdom to others but not impose it upon them. Confine yourself to make your own mistakes in your own sphere and let them make their own. At best you can, under freedom, demonstrate your own wisdom in your own free experiments. Let them provide or choose their own. - JZ, 16.4.11, 20.5.14.
WISDOM: Let the wise and honest make a place to which the wise and honest can repair.” – The source of this variation of Washington’s remark is unknown to me. – From the panarchistic point of view it need not be a place but can be merely a society, association or community, but one that is exterritorially free and under its own personal law. – JZ, 31.8.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, UTOPIAN COLONIES, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA, INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES, NEW COUNTRY MOVEMENT, ASYLUM, REVOLUTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, TOLERANCE IN EVERY SPHEREWISDOM: Let the wise men do their things for themselves and the let the fools do their things to themselves. – JZ, 31.8.08, 20.5.14. – TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WISDOM: Make men wise and by that very operation you make them free.” – Godwin, Political Justice, Book II, Chapter III & Book IV, chapter I, quoted in Carl Watner; Voluntaryism, p.4. – Much easier said, than done, particularly since not one of us is fully wise in every respect and cannot be, since none of us is a superman. – If only it were as “simple” as an "operation" on the brain! – JZ, 31.8.08. - Let all try their own things - among themselves. - Some of them would get wise in the process and could then enjoy the fruits of their wisdom. - JZ, 16.5.11. – FREEDOM FOR EXPERIMENTS AMONG VOLUNTEERS IN EVERY SPHERE
WISDOM: Many wise words are spoken in jest, but they don't compare with the number of stupid or swearing words spoken in earnest.” - VS. STUPIDITY & IGNORANCE, JOKES, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA AGAINST POPULAR ERROS & PREJUDICES
WISDOM: no one can lead a happy life, or even one that is bearable, without the pursuit of wisdom, and that the perfection of wisdom is what makes the happy life, although even the beginnings of wisdom make life bearable. …” - Seneca, Letters, XVI, p.63. - & HAPPINESS, FREE CHOICES, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION, FREE MARKETS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE
WISDOM: no single person knows how to make an ordinary wooden lead pencil, explained in a brevity entitled, “I, Pencil”. Yet, the year that piece was written, we made in the U.S.A. 1,600,000,000 wooden pencils. How come? How explain a know-how that exists in no one of us, even remotely? My answer: It is the overall luminosity, the wisdom in the free market. (*) When millions of people are free to act creatively as they choose, an unimaginable wisdom is the consequence. To assert that it is a billion times greater than exists in any discrete individual would be a gross understatement.” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 1/75, p.15. - (*) A wisdom good enough to mass-produce pencils but not wise and free enough to produce wisdom in political, social and economic system spheres, because there experimental freedom is territorially monopolized by the worst of us, the politicians and bureaucrats, with all too wide consent by those, who were mis-educated by them, so that they still do know all too little about their individual rights and liberties, including full freedom to experiment, among volunteers, in all spheres. – JZ, 31.8.08, 16.4.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, MARKET, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, SPECIALIZATION, DIVISION OF LABOR, FREE EXCHANGE, FREE ENTERPRISE, MINORITIES, MAJORITIES, POLITICAL PROCESS & MACHINERY, ENLIGHTENMENT THROUGH FREEDOM OF ACTION, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY
WISDOM: Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.” - Titus Maccius Plautus, Trinummus, act II, sc. ii, l. 88. – Sufficient interest in sound alternatives is also required. – JZ, 20.5.14. - AGE, ABILITY, CAPACITY, TRAINING, STUDY, LEARNING, INTEREST, ENTHUSIASM
WISDOM: Not everybody being taught will finish up wise.” – Erika Shaw, 13.1.84.
WISDOM: Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.” - Sir Francis Bacon – LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENT ADVISORS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, MINISTERS, EXPERTS
WISDOM: One needs already some wisdom in order to be able and willing to learn more. – JZ, 8.9.85.
WISDOM: Philosophy is harmonized knowledge making a harmonious life; it is the self-discipline, which lifts us to serenity and freedom. Knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty.” - Will Durant - KNOWLEDGE, POWER & INFLUENCE
WISDOM: Seven characteristics distinguish the wise man: He does not speak up first when a greater man is present. He does not interrupt the speech of anyone. He does not answer prematurely; he asks and answers objectively; he deals with one point after the other, in an orderly fashion; he confesses when he does not know a thing, he admits it: I don’t know about this. – The contrary behavior is found among fools.” – Talmud, in the Reclam edition, p.27. (JZ tr. only of: “Sieben Eingenschaften zieren den Weisen: Er ergreift nicht das Wort zuerst, wenn ein Groesserer zugegen; er faellt niemand in die Rede; er antwortet nicht voreilig; er fragt und antwortet sachgemaess; er behandelt eins ums andere nach der Ordnung; von dem, was er nicht weiss, gesteht er: ich weiss es nicht; er bekennt seinen Irrtum. Das Gegenteil finded sich beim Toepel.“)
WISDOM: Some men are wise, but most men are otherwise.– (I may merely have heard or read this. some time ago and only remembered it now.) – JZ, 8.9.85.
WISDOM: That happens only to the wise, that he does nothing against his will.” – Cicero, Paradoxa, V. 1. – (“Soli hoc sapienti contingit, ut nihil faciat invitus.”) - On which planet did he live? – If wisdom were as powerful to make a man as free and independent, then many people would have striven for it and this world would be a much better place already. We may never know how many people were murdered merely for one or the other wise remark or action. But e.g. the cases of Socrates and Christ are well enough known to act as a deterrent to many. – New ideas, systems and talents need safe asylums and nurseries, platforms and markets and full freedom to experiment, too, not Inquisitions or censorship! - JZ, 31.8.08, 20.5.14. – Only for people who are not only wise but also free to experiment will that happen. - JZ, 16.4.11. - IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WISDOM: The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” – William James. – Concentrate on the positive and among it on the essential, the right aspects. – JZ, 8.7.91. - JUDGMENT, DISCRIMINATION, ESSENTIALS, FUNDAMENTALS, PRINCIPLES, VISION, SELECTIVENESS, UNDERSTANDING, KNOWLEDGE OF & APPRECIATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
WISDOM: The extreme limit of wisdom is what the public calls madness.” – Jean Cocteau – Alas, the public, especially the territorial State, does not grant freedom to fools, prejudiced, ignorant and enlightened and wise people as well, to do their things to or for themselves, always at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 31.8.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, MAJORITIES DESPOTISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, PUBLIC OPINION, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES
WISDOM: The man of wisdom fears himself. He knows who it is who tells him the most plausible lies, the lies he wants to believe. – Robert Anton Wilson, The Earth Will Shake, p.56. – SELF-DOUBT, DOUBT, SELF-DECEPTION, BELIEF, LIES
WISDOM: The more intelligent gives up. A sorry truth. – It establishes the world dominiation of stupidity.” – Marie von Ebner Eschenbach. – JZ tr. of: “Der Gescheitere gibt nach! Eine traurige Wahrheit; sie begruended die Weltherrschaft der Dummheit.” – That is only likely to happen under the stupid system of territoriality, under which the better informed and more intelligent are usually outvoted. Once they enjoy full experimental freedom or panarchism, after being intelligent enough to recognize and adopt it, they can set attractive practical examples for all others and thus rapid progress will become the rule in all social science spheres rather than the exception. – The question is only: Are the more intelligent humans intelligent enough to adopt panarchism or will they continue to largely ignore it as they did for the last two centuries? – JZ, 3.9.08. - STUPIDITY, PROGRESS, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, POLYLARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, GOVERNMENTAL MONOPOLIES & COERCION
WISDOM: The most basic inherent constraint is that neither time nor wisdom are free goods available in unlimited quantity. This means that in social processes, as in economic processes, it is not only impossible to attain perfection but irrational to seek perfection or even to seek “the best possible” result in each separate instance.” - Thomas Sowell - One should leave that search to volunteers under experimental freedom and exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 23.1.08. - EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, KNOWLEDGE, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WISDOM: The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – E. Phillpotts, quoted in L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.126. – WONDER, CURIOSITY, DOUBT, DISCOVERY, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, KNOWLEDGE, GROWTH, WORLD, UNIVERSE, ENLIGHTENMENT, KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICE, EDUCATION, BOOKS, LIBRARIES, INTERNET, ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERTARIAN LIBRAY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS, INDEXES, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCES, META-UTOPIA, FREE MARKETS & COMPETITION, CONTRACTS & CHOICES IN EVERY SPHERE: THE RIGHTFUL ALTERNATIVES TO TERRITORIALISM & STATISM, AUTHORIARIANISM & NATIONALISM
WISDOM: The wisdom by which we exist is an enlightenment emerging from free men. Were this not the case, we would have to assume that all progress to date has sprung from supermen, not one of whom has ever existed.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, XIV. - FREEDOM, SUPERMEN
WISDOM: The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all.” - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux. – RED.
WISDOM: There is somebody wiser than any of us, and that is everybody.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821. – Andrews Quotations, p.377. - It is not collective wisdom but wisdom of individuals, somewhere hidden in the collective and to be made sufficiently known, e.g. through a world library, the Internet or an Ideas Archive. – No one knows everything but almost everything worth knowing does already exist, at least in fragments, somewhere, among some individuals. They and their knowledge and ideas and proposals have just not been sufficiently recorded and combined and they have not yet sufficiently and mutually corrected each other in public records. – Far less have they achieved panarchism or experimental freedom for themselves. - JZ, 31.8.08, 20.5.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, MINORITY AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP
WISDOM: To educate the wise man, the State exists, and with the appearance of the wise man, the State expires. The appearance of character makes the State unnecessary. The wise man needs no army, fort, or navy – he loves men too well.” – Emerson, quoted in Sprading, p.151. – The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1913 - He should not love most men, as they are, too well. He should set them better examples. And one wise man would not be enough. There must be enough to act like yeast upon the lot. Most of the required free experimental demonstrations of political, economic and social truths require more than a single participant. It is not so much character that makes the State unnecessary but a sufficiently refined morality or ethics, expressed mainly in an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties. Moreover, all the wise men ought still to be defensively armed, organized and trained against the remaining unwise and intolerant ones. – According to Emerson’s statement, if taken literally, with the appearance of the first wise man the State has already disappeared – or no single wise man has as yet appeared and so the territorial State has been continued! - JZ, 31.8.08, 16.4.11. –INDIVIDUALS, STATE, POLYARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, STATISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER, MILITIA FOR THE ROTECTION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES,
WISDOM: to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.” - Horace [Quintas Horatius Flaccus], Epistles, I, i, 41. - PREJUDICES, RED., FOLLY, KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEIR BEST REFUTATIONS
WISDOM: To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish.” – Euripides - FOOLISHNESS, RED.
WISDOM: True ‘realism’ is the same thing men have always meant by wisdom: to decide the immediate in the light of the ultimate.” – Clarence Philbrook: “’Realism’ in Policy Espousal”, AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, Dec. 53, p.859. – REALISM, LONG TERM VIEW, VALUES
WISDOM: Where great wise men are in power the subjects do not even become aware of their activities. Where less wise men rule they are popular among the people and are praised. Where still less wise men rule they are feared by the people. Where the very worst men rule they are despised by the people.“ – LAO TZU, in JZ tr. of: “Wo grosse Weise die Machthaber sind, nehmen die Untertanen ihr Wirken gar nicht wahr; // Wo weniger grosse Weise herrschen, da ist das Volk ihnen zugetan und lobt sie; // Wo noch geringere Weise herrschen, fuerchtet diese das Volk.“
WISDOM: Where ignorance is bliss,‘tis folly to be wise.” – Thomas Gray, “Ueber die Aussicht auf Eton College.”, 1716-1771. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.200. – (“Wo Nichtwissen Seligkeit, ist es Thorheit klug zu sein.”) - RED.
WISDOM: Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.” – Ecclesiastes, ix, 16-18. – (Looks to me like some old proverbs just written together. – JZ) – STRENGTH, WEAPONS
WISDOM: Wisdom is in the market – not in the bureaucracy. – JZ, 13.3.79, free after a remark by Leonard E. Read. (Which I should have noted down then, but did not. - But then I do not claim to be wise. – JZ, 31.8.08.)
WISDOM: Wisdom is not knowing what to do now, but what to do next.” – W. G. P. – The beginnings is often the most difficult part, the first step of thousands. But one should have the next ones clearly in one’s sight as well. Sound knowledge or learning or foresight and experimentation steps are needed in every sphere. Like many general statements this one does not bring sufficient details. The next step is often quite clear, like on a ladder, or staircase of in tree-climbing or in a mechanical project. – Naturally, thinking ahead does often help. But so is thinking backwards, of historical examples. – JZ, 20.5.14. - FORESIGHT, THINKING AHEAD, SHORT-TERM VIEW VS. LONG-TERM VIEW, PROGRAMS REQUIRED. MERE MARCHING & PROTESTS ARE LARGELY USELESS.
WISDOM: Wisdom is the capacity to see through your own eyes.” – P. P. in ST. JOHNS BREAD.
WISDOM: Wisdom oft is nearer when we stoop than when we soar.” – William Wordworth, quoted by Henry M. Boettinger, Moving Mountains, p.272. – “By all means, build imaginary castles in the air. But then start with their foundations.” – Imagination should soar wildly, now and then, at least in brain-storming sessions. – JZ, 15.6.92. – IMAGINATION, IDEAS, CREATIVITY, INVENTIVENESS, THINKING, RED., BRAINSTORMING, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY & ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS OF POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES
WISDOM: Wisdom Will Not Be Forced. - It is a simple, obvious, self-evident fact that ideas, understanding, wisdom cannot be coercively injected into the consciousness of another. Yet, such is the presumption of persons who employ the coercive techniques.” – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.13. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LAWS, COERCION, COMPULSION, REFORMS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, CONVINCING BY EXAMPLES OR EXPERIMENTS RATHER THAN MERELY BY WORDS, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT ACTIONS, DOING THE OWN THINGS & LETTING OTHERS DO THEIR THINGS
WISDOM: Wise men do in the beginning what fools do in the end.” - Author Unknown. - Let each advance at his own speed. - Free competition in every sphere. - JZ, 16.4.11. - VS. FOOLISHNESS, PROGRESS, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM
WISDOM: Wise men learn by others' harms, fools scarcely their own; but felix quem faciunt aliena pericula cautum. (Fortunate the man who learns caution from the dangers of others.) - Benjamin Franklin. - Freely competing panarchies will not only teach about the best but also about the worst options. - JZ, 27.11.02. - VS. FOOLISHNESS, LEARNING FROM EXAMPLES, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM
WISDOM: Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.” - Marcus Porcius Cato, The Elder, from Plutarch, Lives, Cato, 9. - Let all ignorant and foolish people make their own mistakes, at the own expense and risk. But also let all the already somewhat wise, enlightened and experienced people profit from their knowledge, by living in their own ways, their own associations and systems. - JZ, 16.4.11. - VS. FOOLISHNESS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, FREEDOM TO DO THE OWN THINGS, FREE EXPERIMENTATION FOR ALL, AT THE OWN EXPENSE & RISK, PERSONAL LAW, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM
WISDOM: With how little wisdom do we organize our lives, especially in the areas of government and the economy!” – Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 1/77, p.30. – GOVERNMENT, ECONOMY, POLITICS, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM
WISDOM: Write a wise saying and your name will live forever. – Unknown - Actually, the originator of such a remark is often soon forgotten, as it was in this particular case. But the main thing is that the remark was and remains truthful and that it becomes popular and thus educational, widely enough enlightening. - JZ 25.11.06, 16.4.11. – Not all wise statements do become proverbial wisdom, popular beliefs and convictions or public opinion. Often they fail to do so for centuries and are still swamped today by their opposites. Lies, misunderstandings, untruths, myths, errors and prejudices have a much better chance under past and present conditions and are still not systematically and effectively enough countered, although with modern media options that would be easier and cheaper than ever before. – JZ, 27.4.13. – ENLIGHTENMENT, GENUINE EDUCATION, SUFFICIENT REFERENCES, ENCYCLOPAEDIAS & COMPLETE ENOUGH LIBRARIES OR EBOOK COLLECTIONS OR WHOLE SPECIAL LIBRARIES ON A DISC, WISE SAYINGS, PROVERBIAL WISDOM, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SIGN DEBATES & FLOW-CHART DISCUSSIONS & DIGITAL ARGUMENT MAPPING
WISDOM: You’ll get your chance. You’ll go your thousand-fold ways, finding a hundred that are new and good, because we have the wisdom to see that nobody has the wisdom to tell the whole world what it must do.” – Poul Anderson, The Byworlder, p.190. - LEADERSHIP, PLANNING, CENTRALIZATION, INDIVIDUALISM, TERRITORIALISM, DIRIGISM, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, DOING THE OWN THINGS UNDER SECESSION & PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE RATHER THAN DOMINATION ATTEMPTS, LEGISLATORS, PARLIAMENTS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PROGRESS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCEWISDOM: Your wisdom or mine, such as it is, may be drawn on by another if he so chooses; it cannot be injected into the consciousness of another for the simple reason that each person is in charge of his own doors of perception. Trying to inject “wisdom” into the mind of a living person is precisely as fruitless as trying to inject wisdom into a corpse. … If you or I could do this to others, then others could do it to us. Heaven forbid!” – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.129. – Education or enlightenment, to be achieved mainly through more or less automated self-education options, that make all knowledge and ideas easily, cheaply and fast accessible to all those interested in them. Digitally many affordable options exist now to build that “castle in the air”, brick by brick, upon a solid foundation once sufficient participants can be found, e.g. in the WIKIPEDIA fashion. Or through a libertarian projects list online or a libertarian directory indicating special interests. Many more ought to become involved in this kind of publishing, searching, writing and reading than are now involved in conventional publishing, research, writing and reading. – The backlog of knowledge, that is still recorded somewhere or presently to be found only in some living minds, is enormous. – But digitally the knowledge and wisdom of all can now be made accessible and the errors, prejudices etc. of all can now become sufficiently exposed. – But is this done as yet to a sufficient degree and quite systematically? - JZ, 31.8.08. – NEW DRAFT, , IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, PROJECTS LIST, DIRECTORY, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REFUTATIONS, ACCELERATING THE PROCESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT.
WISHES: Come heal this sickness: the compulsive urge to feather one’s nest at the expense of others. The transmutation of wishes into ‘rights’”. – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, in summing up chapter 16, on page IX. - WISHFUL THINKING & ACTIONS, WELFARE STATE, RIGHTS, CLAIMS
WISHES: Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." - Voltaire - He must do much more for his freedom than merely wish or pray for it. - JZ 20. 5. 06. – My wishes for freedom have not been fulfilled for almost 60 years, since I became aware, at 16, in 1949, of much more of that shortage, through my father, an individualist anarchist, and his attempts to establish an Ideas Archive. But at that age I already knew of the shortages of freedom during WW II and under the Nazi regime. My freedom subsequent freedom promotion efforts, oral and written, limited by funds, time and energy, were not successful. I was involved and still am in xyz pro-freedom projects but most of them are not of interest, not even to the libertarian and anarchist movements, which have not yet laid some of what I consider to be foundation stones for liberty. I hinted at some of them in this compilation of slogans and this quotes, notes and comments collection towards a refutations encyclopedia. They do constitute two of my pro-freedom enlightenment projects. Will they fail, too, like the others? Anyhow, I can do no more than try. Theoretically, they could help promote a chain reaction, one that would lead to the collection, mobilization and publication of all the best short statements, catchwords, sayings, proverbs, aphorisms, arguments and relevant facts on every aspect of liberty. But this would happen only if enough others bothered to complete what I have started, with the end of the project in mind, rather than its present state and condition. Mere wishes don’t help enough although they might inspire some actions. The people murdered in gas ovens certainly wished to be free and elsewhere. But they could not teleport themselves out of these death chambers. Nor can we merely wish away the threat of nuclear war. I pointed out ca. 500 steps, mainly alphabetized, which are required to abolish this threat, all that I could see, more than 30 years ago – but it became a record non-seller and it has also been generally ignored online where it was placed years ago by C.B: www.butterbach.net/epinfo/abc/htm - Wishful thinking is not good enough thinking! – JZ, 21.4.09. - See also my 2010 digitized book manuscript (still only entitled “New Draft”, not yet online or on disc, but only reviewed at www.panarchy.org - JZ, 16.4.11. – It is not copyrighted and so far only available from me as a zipped email attachment of 306 KBs. Only rarely did I get a request for it and the above-mentioned review is still the only one. So little interest is there among libertarians for ideas on how libertarian enlightenment could be accelerated. – If you know of better ideas in these fields, please, do point them out to me! firstname.lastname@example.org - JZ, 20.5.14. – NEW DRAFT, LIBERTARIAN ENLIGHTNENMEN, FREEDOM, WISHFUL THINKING, PEACE PLANS 20 & 183, IDEAS ARCHIVE
WISHES: My grandmother said: “Wish into one hand and shit into the other and see which one gets full.” – Supplied by Ken Skinner, 11.1.77. – WISHFUL THINKING, RED., JOKES
WISHFUL THINKING: A wish is a desire without an attempt.” - FARMER'S DIGEST.
WISHFUL THINKING: Inspiring - YOU are the genie - THE lamp is your world - YOU can make all of your WISH'S come true ... - ACCEPT the love in yourself - and BELIEVE as all is POSSIBLE - wishes really do come true... - It would be nice if we had already full freedom to experiment with our ideals, at the own expense and risk, together with like-minded volunteers, under full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, even when it comes to whole alternative political, economic and social system. So far this is merely a beautiful dream. – JZ, on Facebook - WHILE FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL MISSING!
WITCH HUNTING: People fear witches, and burn women.” – Justice Louis Brandeis. - In our times many other involuntary victims have taken the place of persecuted witches and are persecuted and murdered in even greater numbers, e.g. under terms like "ethnic cleansing". A single such mass murder may kill more innocents than all the witches in history that were ever murdered. - In our "enlightened" and "civilized" times millions of women are still kept in semi-slavery, as sexual slaves or sexually mutilated. - If they are political enemies or non-believers, then their sex does not always save them, either. The conditions for women and girls, in some countries and under some religions are still atrocious. - In a way the rulers or mis-rulers of our times are witches or magicians or medicine men, as ignorant and prejudiced as most of their forerunners were in previous centuries. At the very least they seem to believe in word-magic. - JZ, 22.11.06. - LEADERSHIP, WITCH HUNTS, MASS MURDERS, NWT, ETHNIC CLEANSING, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS
WITHDRAWAL: any “powerless” individual’s minimum power can be revealed by his withdrawal from participation. For the withdrawal to be recognized and to have effects requires institutional devices – the communications system, and then all the sub-agencies of the state. Other institutional spheres may also be called into play, ranging from wifely disapproval to the beating up of the recalcitrant’s children by schoolmates, from anonymous telephone calls from vigilantes to the loss of his livelihood.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p. 28. - Even non-voting and conscientious objection, not to speak of desertion and refusal to pay taxes or individual and group secessions, can be made extremely difficult to impossible for individuals. There are special laws against e.g. “whistleblowers”, traitors and spies, even if these revealed only secrets of authoritarian, tyrannical or totalitarian regimes. All the more so should the individual’s right to secede from the State or any law or institution of it, be fully recognized, included in a declaration of all individual rights and liberties and in international law and jurisdiction and, ultimately protected, by a suitable militia force for the protection of individual rights and liberties, by international recognition, asylum rights in other countries for refugees, governments and societies in exile, recognized and freed, as best allies. So far the rightful alternatives to the Warfare States of territorialism and statism are not even recognized by what passes itself wrongly off as “political science”. – But the very difficulties all territorial States raise for individual secessionists, not to speak of whole minorities or the majority wanting to secede, even when they do not claim any territorial monopoly for themselves, does, indirectly, indicate the power of this method. Territorial governments are more aware of this than are many of the individual secessionists. The territorial monopoly has still an enormous emotional backing and one by numerous popular errors, myths, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions, e.g. on unity, defence, equality, law, justice, democracy, majorities, mandates, consent, duties, rights, obligations, nations, peoples, governments. – JZ, 1.9.08, 16.4.11. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER, STATISM, SECESSIONISMM, WITHDRAWEL, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA
WITHDRAWAL: At certain times, especially amid the political crudities of underdeveloped lands, withdrawal from the formally established structure is the only viable alternative, whether or not accompanied by violence.” - Silvert, Man’s Power, p.162. – SECESSIONISM, OPTING OUT
WITHDRAWAL: How can a man have freedom (liberty) unless he is free to withdraw from situations (governments, groups, jobs)?” - Mildred Loomis, “Moving into the Front Ranks of Social Change”, p.74. – Alas, her limited view of “withdrawal”, in the meaning of “retreatism” to subsistence living on the land, can be seen in here very next sentence: “To what in the last analysis (except land) can he withdraw and survive? How can he withdraw to it if there are serious hurdles, like absentee ownership, to his access to the source of his life?” – But at least a tax strike against income tax is involved as a rule, since these retreatists tend to keep their cash income below the taxable levels. - JZ, 1.9.08. – PANARCHISM VS. INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES & UTOPIAN COLONIES & RETREATISM, TAX STRIKE, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WITHDRAWAL: To be free does not require the violent overthrow of government but merely mass withdrawal of consent.” – LAISSEZ FAIRE CATALOGUE, Summer 75, in a review of the work of Etienne de la Boetie: “The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude”, ca. 1550. – “Resolve to serve no more and you are at once freed.” Declared la Boetie. – Much more than enlightenment, courage and resolution are required. However, even revolutions are often to mostly not actions by the masses but by determined minorities. While a few sporadic individual secession attempts are certainly not enough to do away with a well-established and still somewhat popular State, only a minimum number of individual secessionists and of minority group secessionists can already lead to the dissolution of a territorial State. Imagine, for instance, that these secessionists conclude an attractive peace treaty with a supposed enemy regime, as a first step to a general peace, or that they manage to eliminate unemployment and inflation for themselves, by a quite peaceful and rapid monetary and financial revolution among them. Or that, instead of a multitude of commercial protective associations and security forces, that in many countries already outnumber in manpower the official police forces, the would first establish suitable local militias for the protection of individual rights and liberties, so well prepared and trained for this job that soldiers and policemen would rather join them than fight them, especially once unemployment is no longer a problem. Only a CRITICAL “mass” is required, which would set off a chain reaction against territorialism, one without mass murder and without mass destruction. – Even the main parties do have numerous dissenting factions, which, under personal law, could all come to do their own things. - JZ, 1.9.08, 16.4.11, 20.5.14. – REVOLUTION, CONSENT, OPTING OUT, OVERTHROWING GOVERNMENTS, ONE-MAN REVOLUTIONS, MINORITY AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE FOR ALL THE FACTIONS OF STATISTS, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PRECONDITIONS, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE AS THE BEST ALLIES FOR DEMOCRACIES, LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION & LIBERATION PROGRAMS FOR ALL THE ALREADY ACTIVE “FREEDOM FIGHTERS”, WHOSE PROGRAMS ARE STILL ALL TOO FLAWED TO GIVE THEM A GOOD CHANCE.
WITHDRAWAL: Warren’s destiny as a social reformer was initially shaped by a lecture he heard delivered by Robert Owen in Cincinnati. Persuaded by Owen to the view that the most efficacious way of eliminating social evil from society is to withdraw from the established social and economic system into voluntary communities, Warren moved his wife and baby daughter to New Harmony in 1825 where he imbibed a number of new ideas, not the least important of which were the educational theories of Pestalozzi” … - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p. 66, on Josiah Warren. – But Warren, in his later writings, stood up strongly for “individual sovereignty” and what he understood under “monetary freedom”. – JZ, 1.9.08. - Exterritorial autonomy on the smallest scale, like in utopian colonies, monasteries and nunneries, is usually not persuasive enough to attract many new converts. Freedom to experiment anywhere, under full exterritorial autonomy, has more persuasive power. It brings positive as well as negative examples closest to the greatest number of people. Obviously, full freedom of expression and information are not yet enough to enlighten all or most people fast enough, especially when most people still suffer under the consequences of numerous still popular errors, myths and prejudices. - JZ, 16.4.11. - VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES, UTOPIAN COLONIES, INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES, STILL MINI-TERRITORIAL ONES OR AT BEST COMPANY TOWNS OR PROPRIETARY COMMUNITIES, RETREATISM, OCEAN FREEDOM, NEW COUNTRY MOVEMENT, “VOICE & EXIT”
WITHDRAWAL: We should note also that living by the Golden Rule involves respect for privacy – the right to be let alone and the right to choose one’s associates. Coercion – the attempt to compel people to associate with others – leads to conflict rather than to the attitudes and actions, which are mutually beneficial. Freedom established by the Moral Law of the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments includes the moral right to withdraw from an unwelcome contact with other persons, as well as the right freely to cooperate in mutually beneficial ways.” – Orval Watts, THE FREEMAN, 1/76. – Already at least once before, in THE FREEMAN of 3/73 he declared: “Freedom includes the moral right to withdraw from an unwelcome contact with other persons, as well as the right freely to cooperate in mutually beneficial ways.” - Did he have individual and group secessionism in mind and full exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers, under personal laws? – JZ, 1.9.08. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, EXTERRITORIALLY
WITHDRAWAL: what Professor Alan Walters … calls a ‘massive withdrawal’ of government control and regimentation from the lives of the British people. In social welfare, as in commerce and industry, government policies most be dismantled …” - Ralph Harris, on p.17 of “1985”, edited by Dr. Rhodes Boyson. – For all too many centuries reformers discussed only the obligations and duties of monarchs and aristocrats. Little was ever achieved thereby. Things began to change rapidly only once the subjects and victims began to recognize their own individual rights and liberties, and also duties to realize and uphold them and then to act upon this understanding, however limited at the beginning. That latter approach, too, has still to become very much improved, based upon the sufficient collection, discussion, declaration and publication of all individual rights and liberties and of all the details and techniques on how theses rights and liberties can be effectively used to realize them in practice and then protect them. – JZ, 1.9.08. - Not territorial governments should withdraw their wrongful territorial controls but their involuntary victims should withdraw from them, leaving them to their remaining voluntary victims. - JZ, 16.4.11. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & DEVELOPMENT & PUBLICATION OF RIGHTFUL REVOLUTION, MILITARY INSURRECTION & LIBERATION PROGRAMS
WITHDRAWAL: When people do agree that government is unneeded, total withdrawal of support will render their governments impotent without resources and will signal their imminent collapse.” – Fred Woodworth, Anarchism, p.16. - Withdrawal does not have to be complete, covering the whole population. It is enough when individuals and various minorities can freely withdraw to do their own things. - How many of the others will withdraw later-on should altogether depend upon them. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WITHDRAWAL: When the people withdraw their support from it, when they oppose it and refuse to pay taxes, when they refuse to go to war, refuse to accept office to enforce unjust laws, then the end will come, and a voluntary co-operative society of free people will take its place, and nothing of the invasive nature of the State will remain.” – Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.23. - The whole population need not withdraw at once. It is enough when all individuals and minorities realize the right to do so, as soon as they are ready for exterritorially autonomous experiments of their own. - If a rump of statists remains, one without a territorial monopoly, then it could, still serve, e.g. as a deterrent example and as a lesson for those new and voluntary members, who failed to learn enough from history, from the recorded mistakes of others with certain flawed economic, political and social or utopian notions and from successfully practised alternatives to them. - JZ, 16.4.11. - PEOPLES, POPULATIONS, MINORITIES, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS IN ALL SPHERES, LEAVING THE OLD SYSTEMS UNTOUCHED FOR THEIR REMAINING VOLUNTEERS
WITHDRAWAL: Withdraw from unjust laws and lawmakers.” – Merlilyn Giesekam, FREE ENTERPRISE, Nov. 77, p.17. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, OPTING OUT, VOICE & EXIT, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WITHDRAWAL: You set yourself free when you break all volitional ties to the state. And you sanction freedom and withdraw your sanction from any instrument of violence. – By this process, a free society emerges one by one because there will be a growing number of persons who stop preventing it.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 75. – Alas, he thus rejected e.g. tyrannicide and other armed ways to defend one’s individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 1.9.08. - The right to withdraw from it, quite unhindered by a territorial State, should not be presumed to exist already, in practice, not only as a theoretically sound proposal. - JZ, 184.108.40.206.
WITHHOLDING TAX: For instance, there is the matter of the withholding tax, both at state and national levels. It is this particular device, which, in this day and age, actually makes vast government power possible in this country. I believe that it goes without saying that if the various government levels could not take money from people before they even get their hands on it, people would simply be unwilling and unable to support government of the size that now dominates us.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.266. – TAXATION, TAX STRIKE
WITHHOLDING TAX: Pending its elimination, it is vital that we repeal the withholding provision of the income tax, a measure that arrived as late as World War II, supposedly as a wartime “emergency” measure. Without the slyly facile system of withholding, it would be impossible for the government to collect the present confiscatory tax rates from each citizen. Government would then have to reduce its swollen level of taxation and spending.” – Roger Mc Bride, A New Dawn, p.32.
WITHHOLDING TAX: There is a point of very important principle here. It seems difficult today to say that America is governed by the consent of the governed. The withholding tax, passed as a wartime measure to support the Second World War, has surely not been the subject of continuing popular consent. Rather than having a chance to consent to this most crucial foundation of government power, people have been simply subjected to it. It is possible to say, of course, that the governed consent at least tacitly, by supporting Congressmen who will not repeal the withholding tax. Therefore, in order to truly test whether we are being governed by consent, or coercion, it would seem to me that there is no more crucial venture than to subject the withholding tax to constant voter review, wherever it exists. This is a law unlike most laws. It is not some detail of government power, which need not concern us except on rare occasions. It is the very financial foundation of government power and it needs to concern us every day.” - Karl Hess, Dear America, p.266. - CONSENT, TAXATION
WITHHOLDING TAX: Why, without the withholding tax that allows government to take our money little by little over the year, present levels of taxation would have long since caused violent rebellion.” – Tim Condon, REASON, 3/79. (I posses or have read only a small fraction of all libertarian magazines and books and I have extracted only a fraction of them. The job is far too big for one – but would be easy for the movement, if those interested in it, got together electronically and tackled in sufficient division of labor. – JZ, 1.9.08.) - Look at the numerous results of a search with Google for "voluntary taxation", and extract and combined the best of theses texts on a special site set up for this purpose. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WITS: The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – E. Phillpotts, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.212. – Our minds do not necessarily have to become sharper, although this would be desirable, too. But at least we should have the good sense to make the best possible use of all the good ideas, minds and talents that do already exist, or existed in the past, and are available to us through written records. But so far we have failed to make all that knowledge, wisdom, all these facts and good ideas and talents easily available to anyone interested, to “exploit” them as they ought to be and to “exploit” the talents as they want to be. The accumulated backlog of ideas, discoveries and significant inventions is enormous but they are still all too dispersed and not yet sufficiently conveniently brought together, not even through automated search engines on the Internet, bibliographies, reviews, abstracts and special libraries online or on discs. – That waste is probably much greater than all the waste caused by wars, taxes and bureaucrats. – And it wastes the efforts of the best people! – JZ, 22.4.09, 16.4.11. - WISDOM, REASON, UNIVERSE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER, INTERNET SEARCHES
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE: 1 Timothy 2:11-12. - 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. - 12: But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. - Michael Shanklin shared Oral R Carter's photo. – So basically, the Bible says women are less than men ... which is fucking bullshit. In voluntaryism and a free society without this brainwashing, women and men are seen as equals and can do whatever they want as long as they do not infringe on others. Religions are mind-rot. – Facebook entry, 14.6.12. – Here, “God’s dictum” to women is: “Shut up and obey!” - I wish I would have had that quote on hand when recently 2 female representatives of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” visited for a discussion. – I find it terrible that in our times some people still use the Bible as their main or even exclusive reference work and do not manage to find any flaws or contradictions in it. – By now a digitized Bible could link every section to its flaws and contradictions. Why don’t the non-believers provide it – between them? We cannot always rely on our individual memories. – Are any of the other “holy” books any better in this respect? - JZ, 5.9.12. - Bible criticism: In a special edition each contradiction should be pointed out. Online it could be cheaply published. – JZ, 25.10.12. - WOMEN’S LIBERATION, ATHEIST PROJECT, BIBLE WITH FREE THOUGHT COMMENTS
WOMEN: A woman is not property, and husbands who think otherwise are living in a dream world. – Source not noted by me. – And their wives too often live in a nightmare! – They should wake up and leave! - JZ, 1.9.08, 20.5.14.
WOMEN: Females are the most alien creatures that exist. Do they think like us, react like us, behave like us? Ewart realized that the host was right. Women were aliens. That was why he’d always had so much trouble understanding them. Because they were totally different.” – David Garnett, Stargonauts, Orbit, 1994, p.296. – Compare: “Vive la difference!” - FEMALES, ALIENS, FOREIGNERS
WOMEN: Imagine what would happen to crimes against women if even just 10% of them were armed. (That's empowerment!)” - Richard Boddie's Sound Bites. - GUN CONTROL, EMPOWERMENT, SELF-DEFENCE
WOMEN: In all countries where women are still treated as inferiors, by laws or customs, they should not only be in the forefront of religious freedom and democratic civil rights but also in the fight for individual secessionism and personal laws, thus depriving their male political masters and religious fanatics of the sanction of the victims and of the tax-tributes they were so far forced to contribute to systems that suppress them. And yet it seems that individual and group secessionism and exterritorially autonomous personal law communities for themselves were so far furthest from their minds. – JZ, 5.1.04, 16.10.07. - & PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, WOMEN’S LIBERATION
WOMEN: She’s the sort of woman who, when asked what she thought of Red China, would say she didn’t mind it, providing it didn’t class with the décor.” – From “The Encyclopedia of Insulting Behavior.” – Perhaps here I should add a remark of my youngest, when he was 13, about one local woman or the other: “Mrs. X is just a smiley face!” – D.Z., 31.10.76. – I certainly do not remember whom he referred to and he, possibly, does not either. – But aren’t there also all too many men whose death would be no great loss to mankind? – JZ, 1.9.08.
WOMEN: To date, female politicians have shown no discernible improvements over the males.” – Sprague de Camp, ANALOG 4/76. – POLITICIANS, PARLIAMENTS, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS
WOMEN: What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? - They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.” - Mark Twain
WOMEN: Women were less likely to smoke and drink at an early age, which may be the main factor making them live longer, in the average, by about 7 to 8 years than men. – Prof. Tony Brow, on ABC radio, 22.1.98. – The often greater stress of men at work or in sports activities may be another contributing factor. – JZ, 21.9.08. – LONGEVITY, AGING, SMOKING, DRINKING, SPORT, STRESSFUL WORK, LIFE SPAN
WOMEN: Women, the oldest mantrap in the world. – JZ, 17.7.06. - But, to be fair: Men – the oldest trap for women in the world. – JZ, 8.8.06. - MEN & MARRIAGES
WOMEN’S LIBERATION UNDER PANARCHISM: Under panarchism or polyarchism women could secede from the territorial State they live in and establish their own kind of country- or world-wide association, with their own constitution, legislation, jurisdiction and personal law system or even several diverse ones of them. They would either pay whatever taxes they were due to pay under their self-chosen tax system or contributions or subscriptions to whatever services they want for their community. I doubt that they would allow further sexual mutilations of women and they would always take the side of abused women or children. They would adopt whatever constitutional or legal rules they want for their communities as their personal law system. They would no longer have to live under laws and jurisdictions largely passed and applied by men. That possibility could, potentially, turn half the human race into panarchists. – JZ, 6.3. & 22.3.14. - PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION OR TAXATION SYSTEMS
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: 50 % of women in Papua New Guinea are bashed by their husbands! - According to a news report. I have neither source nor date. - True of false? What are the current rates there and in other countries? How can the human race be improved under such conditions? Saturday specials for all of them, perhaps as a part of Foreign Aid? – Under full employment, through monetary freedom, bashed women could easily leave such “husbands”, taking their children with them, supporting themselves and the children, but with a claim financial claim against these fathers, which a large enough association of women should be able to enforce. They, too, seem to need a “MAMA”: Mutual Aid for Mothers Association”, as I proposed once many years ago. - JZ, 1.9.08.
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: A parliament, government and administration and laws, voted in and appointed only by women for their own affairs and interests, in a panarchy of their own, by women who consider this to be a solution for their problems, would be one approach to tackle their remaining real or imagined problems. It would enfranchise and empower them more than did decades of equal votes with men, which resulted in relatively few women representatives and ministers etc. and gave them, just like male tax payers, all too little say on the kind and size of the tax burden and its usage by governments. Such organizations should receive all the taxes paid by their members and run their own budget. That would be a part-realization of panarchism – one that would be relatively popular at least among women. – JZ, n.d. & 1.9.08. – PANARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT FOR WOMEN, POLYARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNANCE FOR WOMEN VOLUNTEERS
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: Can’t half the human race help itself? – JZ, 21.4.76. – Actually, in my own life I have observed very little unequal treatment for women. But I do admit that too many men are still violent, not only towards other men but even towards women and children. If more women studied unarmed combat techniques then these cases would be more rare. They should also be allowed guns for self-defence. And if one of them finally kills a violent husband, I would not turn such an action into a criminal case against them. Maybe they should then even be given a medal for bravery on the battlefield! – Maybe this will be done in one or the other panarchy. - JZ, 1.9.08.
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: Getting more women into governments? No! Rather: getting more women and men out from under territorial governments! – JZ, 7.10.93.
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: I am no longer a gentleman towards them. I’m a liberated man. – JZ, 29.4.76. - Equal rights for all, women and men. No special privileges for anyone! – JZ, 1.9.08.
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand." - Susan B. Anthony, 1871.
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves. – MARY Wollstonecraft, Abhilash Nambiar shared LearnLiberty's photo. – Facebook, 28.12.12. - & POWER
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: It was precisely capitalism and the “capitalist revolution” of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that freed women from male oppression and set each woman free to find her best level.” – Murray N. Rothbard.
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: Members of Women’s liberation do usually know very little about liberty in general and show very little interest in it. Often they support even more restrictions upon liberties and rights rather than less. But I do welcome every exception to this rule. – JZ, 3.9.98.
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: Most hierarchies were established by men who now monopolize the upper levels. Thus depriving women of their rightful share of opportunity for incompetence.” – L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.99. - TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, JOKES
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: That women should have a choice, a free choice’, is all I ask, she said. ‘What they do with that choice is their own affair.’ – JACK HIGGINS, Touch the Devil, Pan Books, 1983, p.108. - RIGHTS OF WOMEN, FREE CHOICE
WOMEN’S LIBERATION: Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.” – Emma Goldman, 1869-1940. – But, once they voluntarily opened them and, thereby, helped to create a new life, they are not authorized to shut its mouth forever. – JZ, 29.3.94. - ABORTION
WONDER: By what mental feat, then, are we to sustain our awe and curb our dreaded know-it-all-ness? The answer is simple to express, though difficult to achieve: Keep alive our sense of wonder!” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p. 23. – One way to do this is to keep in mind the vast variety of facts, observations, ideas, opinions, writings, species, characteristics, possible actions, occupations, associations, activities. Compare my digitized file: Pan Numbers. – JZ, 7.9.08.
WONDER: The world will never starve for the want of wonders, but only for the want of wonder.” – Leonard E. Read, Comes the Dawn, in his contents lists summary of ch. XXII. – The poor ought to wake up to their still unexploited riches: ideas, opportunities, even property or capital in themselves, and the potential of their combined purchasing power to purchase the enterprises they work in now but do not yet manage themselves, optimally and productively, as they could produce as free owners and producers. They would not have to buy them with savings and in cash but could anticipate their future earnings with industrial bonds, used to purchase they firms that they work in, in a businesslike way. – Their share in the nationalized assets could also make them rich. - JZ, 7.9.08. – PEACE PLANS 19 C, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, SELF-MANAGEMENT SCHEMES, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, DOUBT, QUESTIONING, CURIOSITY, WANT, POVERTY, RICHES, ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST
WORD MAGIC: Word magic is still alive, especially in form of the verbalizing of “economists” and political “scientists” upon the past, present and the future. – JZ, 21.12.95, 2.9.08.
WORDS: A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.” - Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy. - Is this always true? Do mere words kill or wound? Philosophically considered, they merely hurt feelings. At least stoics would suppress such feelings and ignore undeserved accusations and insults, considering how worthless the opinions are of those, who frequently make such verbal "assaults". - JZ, 16.4.11. – “Sticks and stones can hurt my bones by words can never hurt me.” – Old proverb, quoted only from my faulty memory. – JZ, 20.5.14. - & SWORDS, RED., SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY
WORDS: A governed populace must be conditioned to accept power-words as actual things, to confuse the symbolized system with the tangible universe.” - Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, p.126, in ANALOG, 2/76. - POWER, PEOPLE, STATES, STATISM, PROPAGANDA, NATIONALISM, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM,
WORDS: A killing tongue, but a quiet sword.” - Shakespeare. - & SWORDS, ELOQUENCE, APPEALS, DECLARATIONS
WORDS: A word spoken is an arrow let fly.” – Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, No. 486. – I have yet to come across this book. Too many good books were so far kept out of print and are not yet available digitized. - How wrong can one be? I just did a Google search and in 0.25 seconds I had the first 10 of ca. 11,100 references to it, including, possibly, some full text offers! – I noticed only some extracts from the book. But I will have to leave the job of extracting more quotes from it, for this A to Z collection, to other libertarians. - JZ, 2.9.08. - Gradually, the ca. 15,000 books of quotations should be tackled by teams of freedom lovers for whatever libertarian wisdom they do have to offer. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORDS: All of us do our thinking in words. Words are the means; and, if they be right, revelation or enlightenment is the end - the product thereof. Today’s calamity - the police power omnipotent - is disheartening, but, “there is no calamity which right words will not begin to redress.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.20.
WORDS: Commonly man believes that when he hears some words that there must be some thought behind them.” – Goethe, Faust, I, in JZ tr. of: “Gewoehnlich glaubt der Mensch, wenn er nur Worte hoert, es muesse sich dabei doch auch was denken lassen.” – RED.
WORDS: Confuse the vocabulary, and people do not know what is happening; they cannot communicate an alarm; they can not achieve any common purpose. Confuse the vocabulary, and millions are helpless against a small, disciplined number who know what they mean when they speak. Lenin had brains.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.177. – VOCABULARY, LANGUAGE, DOUBLE-TALK, PROPAGANDA, DEFINITIONS, TOTALITARIAN COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.
WORDS: Each expressed word provokes opposition.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”. – Or: Every expressed word provokes its opposite. - JZ tr. of: “Jedes ausgesprochene Wort erregt den Gegensinn.” – RED.WORDS: Every word almost was a sentence; every sentence a victory.” - St. Vincent of Lerins, Commonitorium, ch.18. – SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, IDEAS, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
WORDS: Every word is a prejudice … - Nietzsche. (“Jedes Wort ist ein Vorurteil … “)
WORDS: Few ideas are correct ones, and none can ascertain which they are. But it is with words we govern men.” – Disraeli, in one of his novels. – THE FREE NATION, 9.11.78, p.7. - Gradually, with persistent and thoughtful input from many people, at least some truths can be well enough proven. - JZ, 2.9.08. - GOVERNMENT, TRUTH, LIES, PROPAGANDA, POWER, SLOGANS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT.
WORDS: Finding Words for Common Sense. – Leonard E. Read, The Coming Aristocracy, p.23. – COMMUNICATION, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS
WORDS: For it is by discourse that men associate; and words are imposed according to the apprehension of the vulgar. And therefore the ill and unfit choice of words wonderfully obstructs the understanding. … Words plainly force and overrule the understanding, and throw all into confusion, and lead men away into numberless empty controversies and idle fancies.” - Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, Aphorisms, xliii. - UNDERSTANDING, DEFINITIONS, RED.
WORDS: Great words are weapons that are always used in every war.” – Lothar Schmidt. – (“Grosse Worte sind Waffen, die in keinem Krieg fehlen.”) – Mostly they are intentionally misleading ones. – Or good terms that are willfully abused as if they would really be applicable. – (“For God and country”) - JZ, 2.9.08. – WAR PROPAGANDA, FATHERLAND, MOTHERLAND, HOME COUNTRY, PROPAGANDA, NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM
WORDS: He set up a new slogan, “If the name is right, you see the light,’” – Angela Carter, “The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman.” – Bachman’s Book of Freedom Quotations, p. 240. - One could supplement this with: If the term is wrong, you still keep yourself in the dark. – JZ, 12.11.82. - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SIGNIFICANT DEFINITIONS IN ALL THEIR VARIETIES
WORDS: How forcible are right words.” – Bible, Job, 6,25. – SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY
WORDS: I see // that everywhere among the race of men // it is the tongue that wins and not the deed.” – Sophocles, Philoctetes, tr. David Grene. - So far the multiplication of false or misleading words and definitions has not encountered a sufficient counter-measure, like e.g. an Encyclopedia of the Best Refutations. Or fully developed argument maps or the refutations of a comprehensive archive of ideas. While the multiplicity of possible and desired (at least by some) alternative actions and experiments, including alternative whole societies and systems, under full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, has, mostly, encountered the wrongful and irrational barriers of territorialism and its particular popular errors, dogmas and prejudices. - JZ, 16.4.11. - DEEDS, ACTIONS – Greene? Green?
WORDS: I try to tell them all that all words are plastic. Word images begin to distort in the instance of utterance.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, p.367. – RED., IDEAS, DEFINITIONS,
WORDS: I wish he would explain his explanation.” - George Gordon, Lord Byron. – RED.
WORDS: Ideas are important. Principles are important. Words are important. Your word is the most important of all. Your word is who you are.” - Tom Clancy, Clear and Present Danger, p.610. - PRINCIPLES & IDEAS
WORDS: If you are not master of words – words will master you.” – John Hargraves, Words Win Wars, 1940, p.83. - SLOGANS, RED.
WORDS: If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words, which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.” – Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, p.67 in ANALOG, 3/76. – RED., PREJUDICES, FAITHFUL, BELIEVERS, ASSUMPTIONS, PREMISES, TRUTH, FALSEHOOD, LIES, NOMINALISM, XYZ DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS FOR THE SAME IMPORTANT WORDS
WORDS: In all major socializing forces you will find an underlying movement to gain and maintain power through the use of words. From witch doctor to priest to bureaucrat it is all the same.” - Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, p.126 in ANALOG, 2/76 – And misuse! - JZ, 16.4.11. - POWER, BUREAUCRATS, PRIESTS, RELIGIONS, PROPAGANDA, IDEOLOGIES, MYTHOLOGIES
WORDS: In human relations so many non-verbal messages are involved that conflicts can only rarely be straightened out merely by using more words. In these cases free disassociation and re-association are all important and require not only e.g. divorces and new marriages and affiliation with a new club etc. but also individual and group secessions and exterritorially autonomous new communities under personal law to assure full independence for all. – JZ, 26.7.87, 2.9.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNANCE, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, CONSENT, REPRESENTATION, MANDATE
WORDS: is not conscious of the unreality of his words.” – The Texts of Taoism, II, p.208. - DEFINITIONS, RED.,
WORDS: man is, after all, essentially a symbolizing animal.” – Poul Anderson, Planet of No Return, p.39/40. – Alas, not all symbols are meaningful to all but the coiner. – JZ, n.d. – MAN, THINK, IDEAS, SYMBOLS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES, DEFINITIONS, SLOGANS
WORDS: Mobilize all truthful words and wordings, honor all the truthful ones, and record them forever and easily accessible. – JZ, 21.7.86. – At this stage the mere refutations of untruthful wordings are almost as important or more important than the mere statement of the truthful ones. – JZ, 2.9.08. – SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS OF POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES ETC. WHICH ARE OBSTACLES TO PROGRESS
WORDS: Most of the disputes in the world arise from words.” – J. C. F. Schiller, The Piccolomini, I, 1799.
WORDS: Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essences to the names, since things come first and names afterwards.” – Galileo, 1613, in his letters on sunspots. – ANALOG, 10/72, p.172. – RED.
WORDS: Never use a flamethrower where words will do.” – Dangerous Buttons, No. 299. - Peace conditions that are so attractive and believably offered that the enemy’s soldiers and officers would rather fight for them and against their own regime, than for their rulers, the war aims of these rulers and against you ABD these peace offers. – Can this be done? Would it not be worth at a serious try? – JZ, 2.9.08. – DECLARATION OF QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, RIGHTFUL WARFARE, APPEALS, SEPARATE PEACE OFFERS, UNILATERAL PEACE OFFER, DESERTION, APPEALS, ESPECIALLY BY GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE
WORDS: Newly discovered ideas are but ore until refined with words, the tools of thought.” – Leonard E. Read, “Elements of Libertarian Leadership” - SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, DEFINITIONS, LIBERTARIANISM, THINK, IDEAS
WORDS: No man has a prosperity so high or firm, but that two or three words can dishearten it; and there is no calamity which right words will not begin to redress.” – Emerson – Quoted by Leonard E. Read in “The Love of Liberty”, p.16. - SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY
WORDS: One picture is worth a thousand words”, goes the timeworn maxim. – “But”, one writer tartly said, “it takes words to say that.” – We live by words: love, truth, God. We fight for words: liberty, glory, honor. They bestow the priceless gift of articulacy on our minds and hearts - …” - Leo Rosten. - Can all individual rights and liberties be sufficiently expressed in pictures? – They haven’t even been sufficiently expressed in words as yet. - JZ, 7.9.08. - PICTURES, IMAGES, HUMAN RIGHTS, IMAGES, ILLUSTRATIONS, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY
WORDS: Only with the help of words is clear human thinking possible and only through words has the communication, accumulation and continuance of knowledge become possible, upon which the progress of mankind essentially rests.” – Max Eyth. – (“… nur mit Hilfe des Wortes ist klares, menschliches Denken denkbar, und nur durch das Wort ist jene Uebertragung, jene Anhaeufung und Fortpflanzung des Wissens moeglich geworden, auf dem im wesentlichen der Fortschritt der Menschheit beruht.”) – PROGRESS, KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, IDEAS, IDEOLOGIES, THINKING, DEFINITIONS, APPEALS, CONTRACTS, COMMUNICATION, OPINION EXCHANGES
WORDS: Out of mere words a net has been woven, full of lies and gloss, with which the double-tongued advocates of the State bait and capture the foolish peoples.” – John Henry Mackay, “Abrechnung”, S.125, only in JZ tr. of: “Aus Worten ist das Netz gewoben, aus luegnerischen und gleissnerischen, in dem die doppelzuengigen Advokaten des Staates die dummen Voelker koedern und fangen.” – E.g.: “Law and order!”, “National security!”, “Public Interest”, “Welfare State”, “Free and secret voting”, “Equality before the Law”, “Human Rights” – as defined by governments, etc. – JZ, n.d. , STATE, TERRITORIALISM, PROPAGANDA, FOOLISHNESS, VICTIMIZATION, PEOPLES, NATIONS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS
WORDS: Recognize that all words are part false and part truth.’ –From a movie, title illegible to me in my own handwriting! – JZ (Kung Fu?) – RED.
WORDS: Speak clearly if you speak at all, carve every word before you let it fall.” – From 1977 Collins Desk Calendar. – SPEECH, CLARITY, CONCISENESS, CHOICE OF WORDS
WORDS: Syllables govern the world.” – Selden, 1584-1654.
WORDS: Taking somebody’s money without permission is stealing, unless you work for the IRS; then it’s taxation. Killing people en masse is homicidal mania, unless you work for the Army; then it’s National Defense. Spying on your neighbors is invasion of privacy, unless you work for the FBI; then it’s National Security. Running a whorehouse makes you a pimp and poisoning people makes you a murderer, unless you work for the CIA; then it’s counter-intelligence.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, under the heading: “The Watergate Syndrome”. - VERBAL DECEPTIONS, STATIST LIES, INVERSIONS OF TRUTHS, PROPAGANDA TERMS, STATISM, TAXATION, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY, CIA, COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE, DEFENCE, WAR
WORDS: The alienation of a thought begins with the attempt to put it in words.” – Helmar Nahr. – (“Die Verfremdung eines Gedankens beginnt mit dem Versuch, ihn in Worte zu fassen.”) – THINK, THOUGHTS, FORMULATIONS, DEFINITIONS
WORDS: The history of consciousness is a history of words.” - R. A. Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati, 188, putting these words into the mouth of Joyce. - & CONSCIOUSNESS
WORDS: the important thing is to be conscious of the 'multiordinal' - that is the many valued meaning of the words one hears or speaks.” - A. E. Van Vogt, The Players of A, p.130 of ASTOUNDING SF, Dec. 1948. - LANGUAGE, MEANINGS
WORDS: The Indian, he’s a ward to the government, but we all are now. Everybody’s an Indian.” – Will Rogers. – “And who guards the guardians?” - Whole populations are reserved to national State and local governments, under the pretence of serving their inhabitants. - JZ, 16.4.11. - RED INDIANS, WARDS OF THE GOVERNMENT, STATISM, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, GUARDIANSHIP, RESERVATION INDIANS
WORDS: The most meaningful word can be flattened out of all depth of precision by the ceaseless pounding of indiscriminate repetition.” – Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.33. – Repetition, which applies them far beyond their real meaning. – The vacuum left was then filled by all kinds of wrong meanings. – Perhaps also the extensive use of words, like “freedom”, “right”, “justice”, “peace”, “capitalism”, “free enterprise”, “laissez-faire” has helped to lead to their corruption – in all too many people’s minds? This has certainly happened to the terms “liberalism” & “rights”. – JZ, 21.11.82, 2.9.08.
WORDS: The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” - Mark Twain. – It would have been very helpful if certain people had never spoken or written a word on public affairs but had permanently shut up in this respect. – We could then have concentrated on the remarks of those who had really something worthwhile to say or to write. - JZ, 8.8.08. – PAUSES
WORDS: The right words. How forcible are fight words.” - John Hargraves, Words Win Wars, 1940, p.165. – “How forcible are right words!” – Job, in the Bible? - SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY
WORDS: The word is more powerful than the one who expresses it.” – Hofmannsthal (“Das Wort ist maechtiger als der es spricht.”) – Only sometimes. The words of the powerful, no matter how senseless they may be, are paid much more attention to than the words of an obscure innovator, reformer and powerless person without freedom to experiment, often even without enough freedom of expression and information opportunities. – However, at least in the somewhat democratic States and on the Internet many more than the existing opportunities ones could and should be established, still quite legally. - JZ, 2.9.08. See my 2010 digitized manuscript, entitled New Draft. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORDS: The word you have not spoken is your slave; the word you have spoken is your master.” – Arab proverb, quoted in C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.121. – PROMISES, DEBTS OF HONOR, CONTRACTS, KEEPING ONE’S WORD, SECRECY, DISCRETION, RED.
WORDS: The words we talk with are bricks and mortar to build a prison in which we turn cannibal and die of thirst.” – Richard McKenna, Fiddler’s Green, p.45 of “Orbit”, ed. by Damon Knight. , LANGUAGE, FLAWED CONCEPTS, PREJUDICES, FLAWED DEFINITIONS
WORDS: The words, definitions, ideas and opinions that are used by many to most people are their own worst enemies.” - JZ, 18.9.00. – Unless they are “great” leaders, who skillfully abuse them to mislead their subjects in the interests of these powerful mis-leaders. – JZ, 22.4.09. - LANGUAGE, TERMINOLOGY, IDEAS, DOUBLE TALK, PROPAGANDA TALK, OFFICIAL LIES & FALSE PRETENCES
WORDS: The world is satisfied with words; few care to dive beneath the surface.” – Blaise Pascal, Provincial Letters, 1657. – RED., PREJUDICES, PROPAGANDA, LIES, FALSE PRETENSES
WORDS: There are words so large and so empty that one can hold captive in them whole peoples.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec – JZ tr. of: “Es gibt so grosse Worte, die so leer sind, dass man darin ganze Voelker gefangen halten kann.” – DIS, PREJUDICES, GENERALIES, PLAUSIBLE SLOGANS & LIES
WORDS: There is no calamity which right words will not begin to redress.” – A FEE slogan. – IDEAS, PERSUASION, SLOGANS, CONSOLATIONS, EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY, ACCEPTANCE OF THE INEVITABLE, UNDERSTANDING, SOOTHING EXPRESSIONS
WORDS: There is no other way to judge the work of a mind except through its words.” - Richard Mitchell. - Thou shalt judge them more by their actions than by their words. Even Hitler and Stalin declared that they had peaceful intentions. As for the words they choose: The hidden meaning they had in their double-talk, should be judged rather than assuming that they would use them in the most common or scientific meaning. - JZ, 21.8.02. – When Hitler spoke of peace he prepared for war. When Soviets spoke of “peace” they usually meant only the “peace” under their domination, in which they murdered dozens of millions of their countrymen or treated them as slaves. ACTIONS, JUDGMENT
WORDS: There is no such a thing as “mere words” unless they are really senseless – and even then they may and often do induce fools to foolish actions or foolish inaction. – JZ, 2.9.08, 16.4.11. –
WORDS: There would be many less fights in the world if one took words for what they really are, merely the symbols of our ideas and not the things themselves.” – John Locke, but only in a JZ re-translation of the German version: “Wir wuerden viel weniger Streit in der Welt haben, naehme man die Worte fuer das, was sie sind – lediglich die Zeichen unserer Ideen und nicht die Dinge selbst.” - Compare: "The map is not the territory." - Also consider that a genuine "people" is not indicated by the territory that a diverse population happens to occupy under territorial statism. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORDS: They argued using the same words to mean different things…” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.13. – I have long suggested that all the diverse definitions of the same important word, especially in the social sciences, should be encyclopedically collected and, perhaps, numbered, to distinguish them from each other. Writers should then be induced to add the number of the particular definition that they prefer. For the electronic reproductions of older writings that number should also be added, if it becomes clear in the contexts of their whole writings. The careless use of words might thus and gradually become greatly diminished. – JZ, 22.4.09, 16.4.11. - My friend Ulrich von Beckerath once wrote a book manuscript, which was burned in an air raid on Berlin, in which he proved, that Einstein, in his Theory of Relativity, used different definitions of "time", without noticing this and thus arrived at some wrong conclusions. U. v. Bth. was not one of the all too many superficial philosophers and writings. He was a long-term student of Schopenhauer and Kant but also one of natural sciences, a mathematician and statistician. Has this finding been confirmed by now through other writers? At least in new online editions or editions on disk the publishers should clearly state, in each case, where he used the term "time", which definition he meant. This kind of mistake is very common in the "social sciences", when it comes to terms like peace, democracy, human rights, "society", money, value standard, "creation of credit" etc. - The natural scientists are not flawless, either, in their ideas, definitions, writings, hypotheses and theories. - JZ, 16.4.11. - DEFINITIONS & ARGUMENTS
WORDS: they never wrote anything down. I suppose that is something that is ingrained in most Jews - my word is my bond. The word only, never committing anything to paper.” - Hammond Innes, Delta Connection, p.80. - I believe that he wrongly generalized here. See e.g. the records of the Cairo “geniza”, in which all written records by Jews had long been faithfully conserved - because they might contain the term "God"! Their holy book and their comments and discussions, the Tora and the Talmud, are religiously preserved and added to. Their literature is immense. As for relying for certain dealings, which might be punishable by the local authorities, or taxable, merely on their words rather than upon written contracts, that is merely common sense and survival practice. - JZ, 23. 1. 02. – While in the average they may be more honest than other people, they certainly have their crooks, confidence tricksters and violent criminals as well. In the “liberation” or establishment of a territorial Israel (a quite wrongful institution, even for Jews!) some Jewish terrorist groups were active, too. No race or ethnic group consists out of angels only. If Karl Marx had never written anything this world might be a much better place! – But without e.g. the writings of Heinrich Heine it would be even worse than it is! The contributions of Jews to general culture and civilization has been immense, much larger than their numbers would suggest. – Has this fact been sufficiently recorded and published by statistics? - JZ, 21.4.09. - HONESTY, JEWS, KEEPING ONE’S WORD, VERBAL CONTRACTS INSTEAD OF WRITTEN ONES, BLACK MARKET TRANSACTIONS
WORDS: Thinking can be done only in words. Accurate thinking requires words of precise meaning. Communication between human beings is impossible without words whose precise meaning is generally understood.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.177. – Thus when there are multiple meanings, then all of them should be listed, under a number, in a wide-spread reference work. The relevant number should be referred to, whenever they are used, at least in published writings, to avoid misunderstandings. – JZ, 2.9.08, 16.4.11. – THOUGHTS, IDEAS, OPINION, STATEMENTS, SLOGANS, APHORISMS, PROVERBS, QUOTES, SAYINGS, DEFINITIONS, DIFFERENT MEANINGS
WORDS: To have strength, be a craftsman with words. The power of a man lies in his language and words are more effective than any other form of fighting. - Merikare, quoted in Christian Jacq, The Living Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Simon & Schuster, 1999, p.79. – I found only two passages worth quoting in its 173 pages! – JZ – SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, QUOTES, WORDINGS, ATHEIST PROPAGANDA TOOL: A DIGITIZED BIBLE INCLUDING ALL SOUND BIBLE CRITICISM, LANGUAGE, FIGHTING
WORDS: To name is to limit, to control. To name without knowing your limit is to hinder the knowing. At best, it is a diversion. At worst, it is a misrepresentation, a stolen label, a death. To name a thing falsely and to act thereafter on the name – that is killing, a cutting of the spiritual leaf, the death of the stem. A thing is Self or it is Other. The naming is a matter of proximity.” – Frank Herbert, The Jesus Incident, p.274. - TERMS, DEFINITIONS, LANGUAGE, NAMING, DESCRIPTION
WORDS: Today the confusion of the meaning of words in these United States is a danger to the whole world. Few American schools any longer require a pupil to dissect his words to their roots (*), and to know what he means when he speaks. And for twenty years the disciplined members of the Communist Party in these States have been deliberately following Lenin’s instruction, ‘First confuse the vocabulary.’” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.177. – Communist and State socialist ideas are particularly strongly infiltrated among teachers and in universities, but also in many TV and radio stations, especially the governmental ones, so that even the children of anarchists and libertarians are for hours on almost every weekday subjected to this kind of propaganda, usually well camouflaged by more false wordings. – Moreover, school libraries and even university libraries contain all too few pro-freedom books. Thus uncounted false ideas still stick in the heads of hundreds of millions of people, even after most of the communist regimes have fallen. – As many people have observed: There are now more communists and State Socialists in the West than there were in Soviet Union before it fell. – The daily experience in the Soviet Union sufficed to demonstrate the hollowness of most of its propaganda. – But as “liberal” modern democratic ideas this propaganda is being continued in the West. – and decades of libertarian – but not yet comprehensive enough – enlightenment efforts have not yet managed to defeat this mentality in the heads of most of “free” people in the West.” - JZ, 2.9.08. - (*) Even that does not always indicate the correct present meaning of a word. - When it comes to social science terms then even famous dictionaries provide only a fraction of the different wide-spread usages of the same term. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORDS: Very little seems needed to stop oppression and useless war, and to prevent any one from being indignant with those who seem to be the cause of such oppression and war. Only that things should be called by their right names and seen as they are; that it should be understood that an army is an instrument of murder, that the recruiting and drilling of armies, which kings, emperors, and presidents carry on with so much self-assurance, are preparations for murder. If only every king, emperor, and president would understand that his work of organizing armies is not an honorable and important duty, as his flatterers persuade him it is, but a most abominable business, i.e., the preparing for and the managing of murder.” – Lyoff N. Tolstoy, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.318/19. – WAR & MURDER, SOLDIERS, ARMIES, STANDING ARMIES, DEFENCE, MILITARISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, WARFARE STATES, DEFINITIONS, MASS MURDER, WARFARE AGAINST NON-COMBATANTS, NWT.
WORDS: We have the freest press, the freest platform in Europe; but every man who writes or stands on a platform, ought to do it under a solemn sense of responsibility. Every word he write, every word I utter, passes with a rapidity (*) of which our forefathers were utterly ignorant, to the very ends of the earth, the words become things and acts.” (**) – John Bright, 1858. - (*) It only may pass thus, or it may be fast forgotten! – (**) Alas, even with the help of the Internet this applies, so far, more to popular errors, myths and prejudices and their new formulations than to genuine truths, even in their best formulations. – But the potential is there - it has merely not yet been properly organized and institutionalized! - JZ, 2.9.08. - Compare the present abuse of "carbon tax" for a tax on carbon-dioxide emissions. Also the unstated assumption of the "greenies" that carbon-dioxide is really a dangerous gas, one that poisons and pollutes our atmosphere, instead of making most of our life-forms possible. We could no survive a great reduction of CO2 in our air, but we would agriculturally benefit if it were somewhat further increased. - JZ, 16.4.11. – Commercial greenhouse growers do often add it to the air, to make their plants grow faster and better. – JZ, 20.5.14. - RED., PLATFORMS, CO2, CARBON-DIOXIDE, ESSENTIAL FOR MOST LIFE ON EARTH
WORDS: We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for that they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.” – John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690, 3.10. – Compare: “The map is not the territory.” – IDEAS, RED.
WORDS: Weigh your deeds and weigh your words!” – Ancient Hebrew saying at the beginning of the year, according to Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.116. – DEEDS, ACTIONS, VALUES, PRINCIPLES
WORDS: What a sword may achieve, may also be done by a well-meaning word. – Schiller, Szenen aus dem Phoenizerinnen des Euripides, 516. – Only JZ tr. of: “Was ein Schwert / Ausrichten mag, tut auch ein Wort der Guete.” - Sometimes, not always! - Words rather than swords! – JZ, 22.7.86. - As far as possible! – Peace- and reason-provoking ones, rather than provocative ones that induce anger, further arguments and, perhaps further violence. - For me a classical case was the story of a French priest, captured by revolutionaries of the French Revolution, who were about to hang him from the nearest lamp post. The priest remained calm and merely asked them: “Please tell me: Once you take the lamp down and hang me up there instead, will you have more light then?” – The crown laughed at this “bon mot” – and let him go! - Wit or humor, can be disarming - but in other cases even more enraging. - You see, I learnt at least something during my few School lessons in French. - JZ, 2.9.08, 16.4.11. - JOKES, WAR AIMS, RIGHTS, APPEALS, HUMOR, SLOGANS, GENTLENESS, MILDNESS, POLITENESS,
WORDS: What has enabled us to rise above the brutes and often sink to the level of the demon.” – Aldous Huxley. - LANGUAGE, TERMS, DEFINITIONS, IDEAS, THOUGHTS, OPINIONS, SLOGANS
WORDS: When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” – Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1832-1898. – Dr. Laurance J. Peter added: “Words use us as much as we use words.”
WORDS: When ideas fail, words come in very handy.” – J. W. Goethe, Faust, I, 1, 1808. – RED.
WORDS: When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty.” – Confucius. - Only if they lose their right meanings and are accepted with different or even contrary meanings. - JZ, 2.11.06. - DEFINITIONS, SLOGANS, PROVERBS, MEANINGS, LANGUAGE USAGE, DISTORTION OF TERMS, MISINTERPRETATIONS, MISUNDERSTANDINGS, LIBERTY, RIGHTS, FREEDOM
WORDS: Why do people always make such a tremendous thing about words? … They are clumsy, and often unnecessary. But I think they may be the best means we have for probing certain kinds of darkness. As for communication, … , we might survive for a while without it, but I’m not sure the survival would be worth having. Words weren’t invented only to conceal thoughts as the old wheeze has it. They create thoughts, give thoughts, and are thoughts. People live by honest work and die by the other kind.” – Edgar Pangorn, The Children’s Crusade, p.159 in CONTINUUM 1.
WORDS: Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.” – Confucius, Analects, bk.xx,c.iii,v.3. – MAN, HUMAN NATURE
WORDS: Words are dwarfs, examples are giants.” – German proverb. (“Worte sind Zwerge, Beispiele sind Riesen.”) - "Teach by example!"
WORDS: Words are grown so false, I am loath to prove reason with them.” – Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act III, sc. 1, 1.28. – RED., DEFINITIONS
WORDS: Words are not deeds? Words make deeds happen – and stop them from happening. - John Hargraves, Words Win Wars, 1940, p.26. - Only under sufficient freedom can sound words and ideas be turned into sound actions. - JZ, 16.4.11. - ACTIONS, DEEDS
WORDS: Words are often merely the curtains of thoughts.” – Plutarch.
WORDS: Words are really a mask. They rarely express the true meaning; in fact they tend to hide it.” – Hermann Hesse, quoted in Miguel Serrano’s C. G. Jung and Hermann Hesse, 1966, tr. Frank McShane.
WORDS: Words are the clothing which carry the thoughts – only the clothing.” – Samuel Butler, in JZ retranslation of the German version: “Worte sind die Kleider, welche die Gedanken tragen – nur die Kleider.” – RED.
WORDS: Words are the gallows of thoughts. – Lohberger – (“Die Worte sind die Galgen der Gedanken.”)
WORDS: Words are the most powerful drug which mankind uses.” – Kipling. – Only in JZ retranslation of the German version: “Worte sind die maechtigste Droge welche die Menschheit benutzt.” – Later I found the original in Andrews Quotes, p.373: “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936.
WORDS: Words are tools and helpers but also obstacles. – JZ, 5.7.92, 2.9.08.
WORDS: Words are weapons.” – Also: “Words are the mightiest war-weapons of today. True, they must have the backing of force.” - John Hargraves, Words Win Wars, 1940. - To the second remark should be added: “and ought to have that of truths.” – JZ, 5.6.92.
WORDS: Words as hard as cannon-balls.” – R. W. Emerson, Self-Reliance, 1841. – That is hardly true for the lies of diplomats, flatterers or merely polite people. - JZ, 16.4.11. - SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, , POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, PROPAGANDA
WORDS: Words bring people together and break them apart. Words carry all knowledge and all foolishness.” – John Hargraves, Words Win Wars, 1940, p.77.
WORDS: Words can be your masters. Words can be your servants. The wrong words, the wrong phrases can give Big Government politicians and pundits an unfair advantage. The right words, the right phrases will give liberty a free and open intellectual market place. That’s all we need. Because the facts are friendly to freedom.” - Michael Cloud, Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion, The Advocates for Self-Government, 2004, info@TheAdvocates.org - www.TheAdvocates.org - p.102. - That is not all we need. We need e.g. a libertarian encyclopedia, a complete digital freedom library, an archive and market for libertarian ideas and talents, a complete bibliography, abstracts and review collection and directory and various other reference works for effective persuasion attempts, including the many tips and wordings of Michael Cloud and others, e.g. a Slogans for Liberty collection. – The facts, in the form of the conditions, laws and institutions under which we live, are all too often, not friendly to freedom. - In all too many very important spheres is freedom wrongfully and territorially outlawed, as every libertarian should know. - Mere libertarian advocacy, even if it is as skillful as that of Michael Cloud, has not yet sufficed to realize all of our genuine individual rights and liberties. - It can only motivate us to work further towards their declaration and realization. - JZ, 30.9.07, 16.4.11. - RED., SLOGANS, NEW DRAFT, ACCELLERATING LIBERTARIAN ENLIGHTENMENT, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA
WORDS: Words can lead the way.” - John Hargraves, Words Win Wars, 1940, p.212. - They can also greatly mislead us. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORDS: Words can make you weak and words can make you strong. It’s up to you! – JZ, 22.5.80. – IDEAS, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, RED. , DEFINITIONS, PHRASINGS, STRENGTH, POWER, WEAKNESS, VICTORY, DEFEAT, INFLUENCE
WORDS: Words keep them ‘alive’. Ideologies go on fighting when the fight has long ceased to be a real fight about real things. Words fight words, by sheer force of habit.” - John Hargraves, Words Win Wars, 1940, p.86. - IDEOLOGIES, IDEAS, WARS, CIVIL WARS
WORDS: Words may be deeds.” – Aesop, The Trumpeter Takes Prisoners, Fables, 6th c. B.C.?, tr. Joseph Jacobs. – IDEAS, ACTIONS, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY
WORDS: Words pay no debts!” – Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, 3.2. – In form of IOU’s, that are acceptable to the recipient, or other clearing certificates, or in other clearing processes in book accounts or electronic accounts, they can pay debts and do so every day, provided only the expressed promise is kept! By such processes cash could be made altogether superfluous. Only the acceptance of one or the other sound or sufficiently good optional value standard is required, by all the parties involved, for their own exchanges and then any amount of immediately or soon due debts can be settled in this way. Installments and interest for medium and long-term debts can also be settled in this way, once they are due and even shortly before the due date. (Interest coupons were effectively used as means of payment in Germany, in the 19th century, by a banking ancestor of Ulrich von Beckerath, in Krefeld, Germany, before they were due. - JZ, 16.4.11.) – Clearing and its potential is still not fully understood today, being often mixed up with e.g. "credit creation", so we should forgive S. for this error. – We should also remember that the false promises of politicians and other crooks often allow them to make a pretty good living off us and our supposed "tax debt" due to them. – The words of such people certainly do not pay the indemnifications that they owe their victims. – JZ 2.9.08, 16.4.11. – DEBTS, PAYMENTS, PROMISES TO PAY ETC., CASH & CLEARING, IOUsWORDS: Words, on important subjects, should be handled a carefully as sharp tools or firearms. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORK ETHIC: A more recent instance has been the willingness of some intellectual to celebrate the passing of the ‘work ethic’, by which is meant (it sometimes seems) any ethic that respects and inculcates duty, discipline, and the recognition of personal responsibility.” – A. E. Dyson, in “Right Turn”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.152.
WORK ETHIC: The attitude of a world which disdains the old work-effort forgets that most people need the dignity which comes with earning one’s own bread.” – Ben Indick, 429 Sagamore Ave., Teaneck, N.J., 07666, USA, 19.7.77, in GEGENSCHEIN 32. – WELFARE STATE, HAND-OUT WAY OF LIVING
WORK ETHIC: Work ethic’ rather than welfare ethic.” – Ascribed to President Richard Nixon, by Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 12/72, p. 69.
WORK ETHIC: Work has now been under attack for some time. Nowadays, it is most commonly opposed as the “work ethic”. The term “workaholic” has even been coined to describe a malady supposedly afflicting those who are ‘addicted’ to work. But: ‘work ethic’ is only the latest in a line of terms to stigmatize those who believed in the honor and dignity of work. It was called the Protestant ethic and also the Puritan ethic, though not everyone, who used these terms, attached a stigma to them. It appears though, that those who refer to work ethic usually do so in a disparaging way.” – Clarence B. Carson, “Work and Liberty”, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 76, p.487. – At whose expense do these critics get their living? – The trade unionists are particularly down on those whom they call “scabs” because these are prepared to work for a pay and under conditions that are not attractive enough to the trade unionists, but in jobs which the trade unionists want to monopolize for themselves - under privileged pay and work conditions. – JZ, 1.8.92, 3.9.08. – UNIONS, STRIKES, SCABS, RIGHT TO WORK
WORK GROUPS, AUTONOMOUS: Reward group performance. … Sometimes it is not practical to measure individual performances. Under these conditions it makes sense to use group performance as a basis for rewarding employees. Group – reward plans motivate co-operative behavior.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, 222/3. – An autonomous cooperative work group should also be free to allocate jobs and distribute the rewards among the members. – JZ, 11.9.07.
WORK: A man works not for any commodity - but for the great intangible: Satisfaction-as-he-sees-it, and for that, of course, any labor, any risk, is … fun.” - Lee Correy, “… And a Star to Steer her By”, ASTOUNDING SF, 11/53.
WORK: All growth depends on activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence (*), the only means to manhood, (**) and the measure of civilization.” - Calvin Coolidge. - Quoted by Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.122, under the heading: THE GLORY OF WORK. - (*) Saving work through new tools, machines, robots, automation, is also the prerogative of intelligence. (**) What about womanhood? - What about play for children? Is there to be only work for them? - Why do those living off tax tributes so often glorify work? - JZ, 2.9.08. - They also encourage us to save, only to abuse our savings via forced loans (investments in tax slaves), regulations, taxes on accounts and on interest earnings and by the inflation tax, diminishing our purchasing power, expressed in the government's inflated and forced currency monopoly money, and in the nominal repayments of capital. - JZ, 16.4.11. - INTELLIGENCE, CIVILIZATION,
WORK: all men are free to work as they are free to worship God.” – Rose Wilder Lane. - Well, mostly they do have to work, in order to support themselves and their family, for no God looks after them or not sufficiently if he or she or it does or ever did at all. – To me it makes more sense to appreciate productive or creative work than to worship a probably non-existing God. – If he or she or it existed, would that being or spirit be so dependent or lacking in confidence, that it would require our worship? Then it would certainly not be a perfect being. - I hold that religion makes us less human than we could or should be, especially when it thinks it has to threaten us with hellfire or reward us with heaven. - JZ, 2.9.08. – HUMAN RIGHTS, RELIGION, MAN, HUMAN NATURE, CHARACTER, MORALITY, GOD
WORK: All that is great in man comes through work, and civilization is its product.” – Samuel Smiles, 1872, according to SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER. – Should we forget that at least some of the early civilizations were based upon slave labor? – JZ, 2.9.08. Or that compulsory taxation also constitutes a part-slavery? - JZ, 16.4.11. - TAXATION, SLAVE LABOR
WORK: All work is an act of philosophy.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged. – I do not find mowing the grass or chopping wood or hanging out my washing or vacuum-cleaning the house or washing the dishes to be a very philosophical job. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORK: As Marx put it, socialists look forward to a society in which labour will ‘become not only a means of life, but also the highest want in life’, an impossibility when the worker is driven by external authority of need rather than inner impulse….’” – Noam Chomsky, Notes on Anarchism. – State socialists are good as external driving authorities for the slave labor of people, not working for their own good, but, supposedly, for the good of others and for the national good, in the authoritarian attempt to replace what they hoped for, the wish of the able to work for the needy and supposedly helpless, like idle politicians, and bureaucrats. – If Chomsky had never heard anything of Marx or read anything written by Marx, then I would find his own writings probably worth reading. – As it is, I avoid them like I avoid most other religious writings. - JZ, 2.9.08.
WORK: Being permitted to work unfettered – working as much as one wishes – is like being able to breathe freely. Laboring in its best sense is the fullest employment possible of the creative faculties and is as essential as breathing to life’s fulfillment.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.62. - LABOR
WORK: Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. He has a work, a life-purpose; he has found it and will follow it.” – Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, I, 1843. – Quoted in Seldes. – It can be a chore, nevertheless, just like my present editing work of this compilation. – JZ, 20.5.14. - VOCATION, PURPOSE IN LIFE
WORK: By and large, it is looked upon as an unfortunate necessity, something to escape from, to avoid if at all possible. Instead of accepting work and ever more work as the vital means to every aim of life, most people aspire to shorter hours, vacations, retirement, getting out of rather than into life – in a word, vegetation.” - Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.123. – Enjoying life, amusing oneself, engaging in sports, travels, hobbies, watching plays, movies, operas, going to concerts, playing an instrument, etc., is not exactly vegetation only. And having no or insufficient time and energy left for the pursuit of one’s ideal, whatever it may be, no longer being forced to engage for hours in mere bread-earning jobs ever day, means also much more than merely vegetating. – JZ, 2.9.08, 16.4.11.
WORK: Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.” - Source unknown. - Compare: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." – I would like to see online a list of all current libertarian projects already begun or proposed, for which collaborators are sought. This could also be part of a libertarian Ideas Archive and Talent Centre or of the Super-Computer Project. – JZ, 21.4.09. - BETTER LEAVE IT UNFINISHED THAN NOT BEGUN AT ALL
WORK: Constant labor of one uniform kind destroys the intensity and flow of man’s animal spirits, which finds recreation and delight in mere change of activity.” – Karl Marx, Capital, 1867-94, 2.3. tr. Stephen L. Trask. – Well, occasionally even Marx got something right. But of all his thousands of pages, how many pages could be filled with truthful remarks of his? –– Dull work may have one advantage: It sometimes allows one to think of something else, while the body does the work almost automatically. It is then like thinking while walking. - JZ, 2.9.08, 16.4.11. - WORK ENRICHMENT, WORK ROTATION, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, SELF-MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT, AUTONOMOUS CROUP WORK, GANG WORK
WORK: Even the great Michelangelo pointed out: “If people knew how hard I work to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem too wonderful after all.” The internationally famous pianist Paderewski said “Before I was a genius I was a drudge.” We all know that hard work does not ensure success, but we can’t expect success unless we work at it.” – Harold S. Davis, THE FREEMAN, “The Secret Revealed: Success Is Not Easy”, May 1977, p.261. – But to achieve recognition and sales after achieving mastery should not require still more hard work. – JZ, 30.7.92. – SUCCESS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, SUPER-COMPUTER-PROJECT, HARD WORK TO ACHIEVE MASTERY, GENIUS & INDUSTRY
WORK: Every animal works: it lives only by working. Man as a living being is not exempt from this necessity, which is the supreme law of life. He must work in order to maintain his existence, in order to develop in the fullness of his being.” – Michael Bakunin, Philosophical Considerations on the Divine Phantom, 1870. – I like that term "Divine Phantom" for “God”. – JZ, 2.9.08. – Phantom of a supposed divinity? - JZ, 16.4.11. - GOD.
WORK: Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt – WORK AT WORTHWHILE PROJECTS GOING BEYOND SELF-SUPPORT, PURPOSES & AIMS OF MAN, IDEALISM, DUTY TO WORK E.G. TOWARDS PEACE, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, LIBERATION, PROSPERITY FOR ALL PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE ABLE & WILLING TO WORK, SAVE, INVEST & INSURE THEMSELVES.
WORK: Free and honest work would cure nearly anything.” – D.Z., 3/8/75. - Even cancer and tuberculosis and all of the common colds? - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORK: Get to work. … Work your damned head off. Work. To work at one’s chosen task is one of the truly great satisfactions that life offers.” – Grace Metaliou, Return to Peyton Place, p.35. - Alas, there are still all too many mere bread-earning jobs about, especially under the unemployment threat caused by governments, mainly through their monetary despotism. - Under full employment one would have many more jobs to choose from. - JZ, 16.4.11. - MONETARY DESPOTISM, UNEMPLOYMENT.
WORK: Government can neither guarantee useful and profitable work, nor provide it, not compel it.” – Henry Hazlitt, 1971. – By taxing us they force us to work harder or longer just to make a living and often force both parents to work. They also have their forced labor or concentration camps. At the same time, they do keep millions of penal prisoners and of refugees in idleness, because they fear their influence on the labor market and thus upon its ignorant and prejudiced voters. – That kind of "employment policy" does also apply, largely, to their immigration restrictions, compulsory school education and to those forcefully retired because of their age. – The rest are then forced to pay more tributes to support these involuntary idlers. – Territorial governments prove daily that they are capable and willing to do almost anything wrong, irrational and contradictory. – Panarchies would do so, too, but on a much smaller scale and only to their voluntary victims, as long as these are prepared to put up with this. – JZ, 22.4.09. - JOBS, EMPLOYMENT, ENFORCED RETIREMENT, PRISON LABOR, COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, REFUGEE CAMPS, INTERNMENT CAMPS, CONCENTRATION CAMPS, FORCED LABOR, TAXATION OR TRIBUTES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES
WORK: Hard work???” - JAG, May 31st, 1975. - In the somewhat developed countries it has largely disappeared by now, having largely been taken over by power tools, machines, robots and automated production equipment, all “exploited’ by workers as well as capitalists. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORK: He is not afraid of work – you can tell by the way he fights it.” – Dennis Fakes, Points with Punch, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 8/85. - JOKES
WORK: He stressed the only way the individual controls his own life is through a fixed-ratio system, where he is rewarded for his work, not for putting in time, and can organize his time himself. The individual will then be able to develop his personal lifestyle more meaningfully.” – NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, 20.11.77, on Tom Sanders. – AUTONOMY AT THE WORK PLACE, CONTRACT LABOR, WAGES, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, AUTONOMOUS GROUP WORK, LIBERATION AT WORK
WORK: He who does not work does not eat” becomes “He who does not obey does not eat.” – Chuck, n.d. – Only if there is only one employer: the State. – JZ, n.d.
WORK: Hire services, not people.” – Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness, p.20. – How can one hire services without making contracts with people, be they professionals, tradesmen or day laborers? – But it makes sense to contract with them for the performance of a certain job and not for work by the hour, on a job, so that they might stretch out the time of the job performance, rather than reduce it to a minimum. – Payment by results rather than by the hour. – Then supervision can be confined to the results. - JZ, 2.9.08. – LIBERATION AT WORK, CONTRACT WORK, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP
WORK: I claim the right to work - no matter how many others are on strike.” - JZ - RIGHT, STRIKES & UNIONS, SCABS
WORK: I prefer not to work under government supervision.” - Ralph Borsodi, in: Loomis, Mildred, ed.: Moving into the Frontlines of Social Change, p.46. - GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, INSPECTIONS
WORK: I want neither the unions nor the government to determine my job opportunities, earnings and investment chances. – JZ, 8.4.89.
WORK: I want to work and live in peace.” – JAG, 15.2.75.
WORK: I work for my money.” – Common saying. - I work for my money.” – D.Z., 2.7.75. – Not an original remark but, rather, a common saying, whose reality and pride he had by then also experienced, at the age of 11. - Those who can say so honestly are by now perhaps already a minority? All too often they are also under-paid due to taxation, collective bargaining and inflation. - JZ, 3.11.76. - Their money is so far only the forced and exclusive money of the government, usually almost continuously inflated. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORK: Il faut cultiver notre jardin. – (We must cultivate our garden.) - Voltaire, 1694-1778, Candide, 30. - GARDEN, TACKLING OUR JOBS & OUR TASKS AS RATIONAL HUMAN BEINGS
WORK: In Virginia there were horrible decades when even an aristocrat had to work. Or starve; he could choose. He had not even a precedent to guide him, for no man of the ruling class had ever before had to make such a choice.” – Rose Wilder Lande, The Discovery of Freedom, p.160.
WORK: Let me tell you about work. It’s a trick to keep you busy while someone else gets all the dough.” – From a film. I did not even note down its name. - The usual popular anti profit and exploitation hypothesis, expressed in another way. – How flawed this notion is can already be seen from the fact that wages or salaries, however high or low, are not even mentioned as the dough received by the complainant. - JZ, 2.9.08. – It seems that some still believe that "money grows on trees" and that some have the monopoly to harvest it there. - Or that production is not really necessary at all. All that would be necessary would be just "distribution". - JZ, 16.4.11. - PROFIT, EXPLOITATION, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY
WORK: Let us look at human nature and the state of nature. Except as a hypothesis the state of nature has never existed. (*) As for human nature, let us agree that this is too difficult a subject for speculation. But this we do know. In the beginning there was work, and without work there was nothing. (**) This is a simple, self-evident proposition, but somehow it commands little attention, and is the forgotten basis of economics.” – Prof. H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, p.19. - (*) Here he did not explain himself sufficiently to me. – (**) Nothing of sufficient value to human beings. - JZ, 2.9.08.
WORK: Make working worthwhile. – D.Z., 1.8.75.
WORK: man at work employs energy to liberate himself.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, August 76, p.490. - He may work hard to earn more money but not necessarily to liberate himself and others. A politician or a bureaucrat may work hard and unproductively, even counter-productively, at restricting the rights and liberties of others. Slave laborers, under threat of punishment, may work hard but hardly liberate themselves. There are all too many false or flawed generalizations. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORK: Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.” – Margaret Fuller, Summer on the Lakes, 1844, 7. – Generally we work to live and do not live to work. But working towards an ideal is also one of the highest form of living. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORK: Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.” – H. D. Thoreau, Life Without Principle, October 1863, ATLANTIC MONTHLY. – The good word “earn” should not be so abused as it is here. – JZ, 2.9.08. - Imposed meaningless work can also be a kind of torture. - JZ, 16.4.11. - BUREAUCRACY, PAPER SHUFFLERS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, ADMINISTRATORS, CONTROLLERS, LEGISLATORS, OBSTACLE PROVIDERS, POLITICIANS, UNION FUNCTIONARIES, MAKE-WORK-SCHEMES, SOLDIERS FIGHTING TO REARRANGE BORDERS, MANAGEMENT INSTEAD OF SELF-MANAGEMENT? REDISTRIBUTIONISM,
WORK: Most people spend most of their days doing what they do not want to do in order to earn the right, at times, to do what they may desire.” – John Mason Brown, ESQUIRE, April 1960. – Thus, one should imagine, they would be interested in “liberation at work”, in one or the other of xyz self-management schemes. But, are they? – JZ, 17.11.85, 2.9.08.
WORK: No man is born into the world whose work // Is not born with him; there is always work, // and tools to work withal, for whose who will; // And blessed are the horny hands of toil.” – James Russell Lowell, A Glance Behind the Curtain, quoted in Seldes. – The first part, ending with “will”, is correct, provided one understands under the necessary tools also private banknotes, purchasing and clearing certificates and accounts, not just the government’s monopoly money. – As recently even F. A. Hayek did find out in his work: “Denationalization of Money”. – JZ, 1976. - As for “horny hands”: What is wrong with work gloves and with power tools and machines, robots and automatic production and automated lifting and loading equipment, containerization and automatic mining machinery? He wrote as if we were still confined to pick and shovel work, and muscle powered boats, mills, carts, etc. – Work is born with us only to the extent that individual choice between the variety of jobs becomes larger and larger. Decades ago there were already ca. 400 000 different jobs. Now there are, probably more than half a million to choose among them, for each individual, under freedom conditions. And what is born with us is the need to nourish and maintain ourselves. Which means, at first, more labor for the parents. Then labor for oneself and later also some labor for one’s aged parents and children For this we are equipped e.g. with brains and limbs. Our own needs and wishes, in a division of labor and free exchange process, means as much productive labor for us, as we can supply in exchange for the consumer goods and services provided by other and needed or wanted by us. - When you try to learn economics from poets then you might as well study economics in most of the economics departments of governments. There, too, you will learn as little, that is true, but at least you will get a certificate of your acquired “knowledge” and “competency” and can get a useless but well paid job with it. – Luckily, we live in times where some real economics, instead of ideological fantasies, is already taught - at least in some places and some books. - JZ, 2.9.08. - POETS & ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTS OF MOST UNIVERSITIES.
WORK: Nothing in the world should be put by anyone between a peaceful man and his honest work.” - JZ, 30.5.73, after seeing the film: Never Give An Inch, featuring Paul Newman. – Especially not the government’s monopoly money, its paper “value standard” and its taxes, and xyz labor laws and regulations. – JZ, 21.4.09.
WORK: Once labor is free then the State is lost.” – Max Stirner, in John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, p.139. – (“Wird die Arbeit frei, so ist der Staat verloren.”)
WORK: One of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can’t eat eight hours a day nor drink for eight hours a day, nor make love for eight hours.” - William Faulkner, interview, Writers at Work: First Series, 1958. – Well, you can walk for eight hours, travel for 8 hours, read for eight hours and even discuss some topics for eight hours. –– As for work: We ought to make at least certain that it is diverse, challenging, productive, creative and well paid or profitable work, and, if possible or necessary, done with a self-selected team. – JZ, 11.11.85, 2.9.08.
WORK: Persistent labor defeats everything.” - Vergil, Georgica, I, 145. - In spite of persistent fighting and all too hard labor in arms industries and farms, one side usually more or less loses rather than wins, at least in wars. And even the hardest labor is not a good enough substitute for good tools, machines and robots as helpers. – JZ, 2.9.08. – Slave labor and serfdom persisted for all too many centuries - but did not defeat these wrongful impositions. - Persistent labor has not defeated the imposed tax- or tribute burden either, as yet. Nor the inflation tax. - Nor has it replaced the employer-employee relationship by one or the other form of self-employment. 0 JZ, 16.4.11. - LABOR, PERSISTENCE, TOOLS, MACHINES, CAPITAL,
WORK: Strangely enough, it is still popular to work! And unpopular to bludge!”- Michael Clarke, 26.11.75, a candidate for the Australian WORKERS PARTY.
WORK: The discipline of daily work is important in steadying the character of the teenager, and if he feels bored and frustrated in school, let him go out and work. The wage sweetens the work.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 2/76.
WORK: the man who works for himself. … I don’t want any part of that tripe about working for others. I’m not.” – Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged, p.144. - SELFISHNESS, EGOISM VS. ALTRUISM
WORK: The market has work for all. The State taxes it away.” – S. Blankerts, La Red, p.84. – The FREE market, including monetary freedom and financial freedom, does not even exist as yet. It is not impossible but merely outlawed. At present the State can and does only tax us in its monopoly money. The fact that it upholds its money-issue monopoly and its forced and fraudulent paper value standard and also abuses these monopolies, constantly, does, perhaps, amount to the heaviest tax or tribute burden of them all. Even if the rightfulness of taxes were conceded, it is obviously harder to pay it in monopoly money, which one has first to earn somehow, than in monetary tokens of one’s own, which are essentially assignments upon the own goods, labor and services and which, therefore, to the extent that one can use them as means of payment, to others ready to accept them, would also supply one with sales of goods or services or of one's readiness and ability to work. – JZ, 2.9.08, 16.4.11, 16.4.11. – MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY & TAXATION, SALES, EMPLOYMENT, WORK, UNEMPLOYMENT & INFLATION, FREE MARKETS VS. MARKETS UNDER GOVERNMENTALLY IMPOSED MONOPOLIES & TRIBUTES OR TAXES, FULL EMPLOYMENT UNDER FREEDOM & UNDER TERRITORIAL STATISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION & PROHIBITIONS, CENTRAL BANKING
WORK: The market value of your work is yours – and yours alone. – JZ, 31.7.85. - It should be paid and measured in the monies and value standards of monetary freedom. - JZ, 16.4.11. – TAXATION, FREE BANKING, FREE MARKET MONIES, COMPETING CURRENCIES, PRIVATELY ISSUED
WORK: The more people you put on a job the less work gets done.” – Ted White, Secret of the Marauder Satellite, p.27. – Unless all of them are paid only by results. – JZ, 10.9.08. – Or if they cooperate in a common labor of love, in a common hobby or special interest, like e.g. the production of the WIKIPEDIA or an even larger and better collection of slogans for liberty – or contributions towards an encyclopedia of refutations, like this one, simply by adding to it and correcting its mistakes and applying sound criticism, where needed. – It should be only a work in progress, with many participants, until finally somewhat finished and polished and then only relatively rarely new additions can be made. – JZ, 21.4.09. - More politicians and bureaucrats at work produce merely more wrongful and harmful laws and other obstructions. Soldiers at work produce largely only more bodies and ruins. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORK: The most important human need satisfied by work is the need for the creative accomplishment of some task in a relatively free atmosphere, together with some recognition of the accomplishment.” – Source? I failed to note it on my clipping. – JZ, n.d.
WORK: The only society worth working for is one worth working in.” – John Singleton. – But he managed to became a millionaire even in the present flawed society or State in Australia, with an advertising firm. – For a short while he was active in the Workers Party, Australia, working towards a libertarian society in Australia. But e.g. horse racing and other sports interested him even more and for many more years. – JZ, 2.9.08. – INCENTIVES, FREE SOCIETY
WORK: The point is not that work is bad or even, in itself, of doubtful value. It is rather that the value of work depends upon what it produces.” – Everett Reimer, School Is Dead, p.52.
WORK: The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.” – Robert Frost. - True or false? – If more people worried about the quality of their own driving and that of other drivers, there would be less people killed in car accidents. – JZ, 2.9.08. - WORRY.
WORK: The right to work property defined, is the right to provide oneself with work and to take all the organizational, contractual, monetary, clearing, value standard and financial steps required for this purpose. This right includes the right to issue one's own exchange media, alone or in combination with others - to facilitate their acceptance. When such media, as justice demands, are lastly redeemed in one's labor or products or produce or cleared against it, then one has provided oneself with work and anticipated the reward. The problem of unemployment is essentially one of exchanging or clearing labor against some of the glut of consumer goods and services existing in most depressions. The issue of anything, which would make use of this "working capital" and promotes such exchanges, should never be monopolized. The issue right is based on the recognition that private notes without legal tender can be refused and discounted and prices and wages can be reckoned in sound value units and thus optional and market rated exchange media and value standards cannot cause an inflation. No excess of them can be forced into circulation and no on has to reckon in their value standards. - JZ, n.d. & 18.11.02. - Nor can there ever be too much mutual clearing, e.g. via clearing certificates, clearing account books or digital clearing, i.e., too much in free turnover of goods, services and labor. - JZ, 16.4.11. - RIGHT TO WORK, UNEMPLOYMENT, MONETARY FREEDOM
WORK: The right to work, I had assumed, was the most precious liberty that man possesses. (*) Man has indeed as much right to work as he has to live, to be free, to own property.” (**) – William O. Douglas, Dissent, Barsky v.Regents, April 26, 1954. – Quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations. – (I found out only recently, through a present by my son Thomas, that this great quotations book comes in two editions: One in which the quotes are ordered by authors and one in which they are arranged by subjects. – JZ, 2.9.08.) - (*) He does not possess it under monetary despotism but only under monetary freedom. Then instead of him chasing after monopoly money, the money of monetary freedom will chase after him. - The same applies to the sellers of consumer goods and services. Their own goods warrants and service vouchers, issued by them and their suitable associations, and spent by them for their expenditures, will come streaming back to them, to pay for their goods and services. Especially under today’s conditions they will have a long time to wait until a few are able and willing to pay them e.g. in gold or silver coins or in certificates redeemable in them. – Even the government’s depreciating paper currency is not always easy enough to get. - unless it has already come close to the point where it is almost useless. - (**) But no one is obliged to provide him with a job, a living, freedom, or property. He has only the right to provide or contract jobs for himself, to make a living, to make himself free and to rightfully acquire hold and utilize property. - JZ, 2.9.08.WORK: the worker is now told that industry owes him a living. …” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 2/75. – And not any longer, that he has to earn his living through his industry. – JZ, 1/75, 2.9.08. - INDUSTRY, UNION MENTALITY, JOB SECURITY, “RIGHT TO A JOB” RATHER THAN “RIGHT TO SUPPLY ONESELF WITH A JOB & TO TAKE ALL THE MONETARY, FINANCIAL & ORGANIZATIONAL STEPS REQUIRED FOR THIS! WELFARE STATE, WELFARE RIGHTS OR, RATHER, WELFARE CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT
WORK: There are two kinds of people – those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there. –Indira Gandhi – That happens, largely, only under hierarchies, especially that of territorialism or statism. – JZ, 21.4.13. - & TAKING CREDIT FOR IT, JOKES
WORK: There is not sincere public opinion that a man should work for his daily bread, if he can get it for nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw, The Impossibilities of Anarchism, p.14. – Is one obliged to go on working if one gets an enormous lottery win or heritage? - Has someone answered the points Shaw made in this article, sufficiently, point by point? – JZ, 2.9.08. – SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.
WORK: Though little, the master word looms large in meaning. It is the “open sesame” to every portal, the great equalizer, the philosopher’s stone, which transmutes all base metal of humanity into gold. The stupid it will make bright (*), the bright brilliant, and the brilliant steady. To youth it brings hope, to the middle-aged confidence, to the aged repose. It is directly responsible for all advances in medicine during the past 25 years. Not only has it been the touchstone of progress, but it is the measure of success in everyday life. And the master word is work.” – William Osler, M.D., quoted by Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.126. - (*) Bright enough for at least some productive work. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORK: Today every child knows how every physical ability can be increased through training. All are familiar with the terms sport and training. All the more curious is the fact that so few are concerned about the increase of the mental and productive powers, although they can bear many more fruits. Alas, most people do not know the potential for increasing mental energies and have little notions of their own and inborn powers.” – (Heute weiss jedes Kind, wie jede koerperliche Leistung durch Training gesteigert werden kann; die Begriffe Sport und Training sind allen gelaeufig. Um so seltsamer, dass so wenige auf eine Steigerung der geistigen Faehigkeiten und der produktiven Kraefte bedacht sind, die doch weit mehr Fruechte zu tragen vermag! Doch die meisten Menschen kennen nicht die Steigerungsmoeglichkeiten menschlichen Geistes und haben von ihren eigenen eingeborenen Kraeften noch weniger Ahnung.) - Harry Schumann, Schaffenslust und Arbeitsfreude. Eine frohe Botschaft. - (Harry Schumann, Creative Joy and Pleasure in Work, a Happy Message.) - CREATIVITY, PLEASURE, TRAINING, ABILITIES, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING, EDUCATION, UNDERSTANDING, REASON, IDEAS, RATIONALITY, KNOWLEDGE, COMPREHENSION
WORK: True, all economic relationships are interdependent, however there is an exchange of values, and while the unionist will say the worker is undervalued, and the employer will say the opposite, the exchange is still one of mutual satisfactions.” – Leanne Frahm, GEGENSCHEIN, p.33. - EXCHANGE, UNIONS, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, AN “ORGANIZED ANTAGONISM” ACCORDING TO HYCINTHE DUBREUIL
WORK: Try to find creativity in doing without. Work for freedom instead of dollars.” - Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), II, 65. - WORKING FOR A HIGH INCOME, CAREERS, JOBS
WORK: Wants, needs and wishes do not work. Work does. – JZ, 3.8.75.
WORK: We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work. - Milton Friedman - Sound economic incentives are often turned into their opposites, largely with the help of the “Welfare State” and of monetary and financial despotism. - JZ, 26.4.13. - WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, SUBSIDIES,
WORK: What determines the material value of your work? Nothing but the productive effort of your mind – if you lived on a desert island. The less efficient the thinking of your brain, the less your physical labor would bring you – and you could spend your life on a single routine, collecting a precarious harvest or hunting with bow and arrows, unable to think any further, But when you live in a rational society, where men are free to trade, you receive an incalculable bonus: the material value of your work is determined not only by your effort, but by the effort of the best productive minds who exist in the world around you.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.988. – LABOR VALUE THEORY, MIND, CAPITAL, INNOVATIONS, PRODUCTIVITY, FREE EXCHANGE, DIVISION OF LABOR, MACHINES, TOOLS, AUTOMATION, ROBOTS, CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, FREE EXCHANGE, TRANSPORT OPTIONS
WORK: What else but free work works well enough? – JZ, 3.8.75, 2.9.08.
WORK: What is still more important than even this matter of feeling is the practical discipline, which the character obtains from the occasional demand made upon the citizen to exercise, for a time and in their turn, some social function. It is not sufficiently considered how little there is in most men’s ordinary life to give any largeness either to their conceptions or to their sentiments. Their work is a routine; not a labour of love, but of self-interest in the most elementary form, the satisfaction of daily wants; neither the thing done, nor the process of doing it, introduces the mind to thoughts or feelings extending beyond individuals; if instructive books are within their reach, there is no stimulus to read them; and in most cases the individual has no access to any person of cultivation much superior to his own. Giving him something to do for the public, supplies, in a measure, all these deficiencies. … “ - John Stuart Mill, Considerations on Representative Government, 1861, p.148-151. - Once they are free to choose a panarchy or polyarchy for themselves, i.e., to apply their consumer sovereignty as well as their free enterprise initiative and personal responsibility in the political, economic and social system spheres as well, then this will have a beneficial educational and character building effect. – JZ, 2.9.08. – CHOICE, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE, PANARCHISM, WORK FOR SOME SOCIAL OR PUBLIC CAUSE OR INSTITUTION
WORK: What is wanted is freedom to work as long as one wishes and for as long as anybody wishes to employ him.” – Percy E. Gresham, THE FREEMAN, 10/78, p.605. – FREEDOM TO WORK
WORK: When people are able to choose the nature of their work and control its process - they do not with to avoid it like the plague. The most important principle is that every one should be free to decide when, where and how they work. Work can only be fulfilling if it is undertaken voluntarily. The worker can hate his work at the factory, and be mentally and physically exhausted at the end of the day, but a couple of hours in his allotment in the evening can completely restore him.” – Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.656. – One can also make a reasonably good living from a job which one may dislike, for oneself and one’s family. Unpopular labors tend to pay relatively well. – JZ, 2.9.08. – SELF-MANAGEMENT SCHEMES, COOPS, AUTONOMOUS GROUP WORK, GANG WORK
WORK: When work is a pleasure, life is a joy When work is a duty, life is slavery.” – Maxim Gorky, The Lower Depths, 1903, I, tr. Alexander Bakshy. – So with my keyboarding and proofreading here, I am between joy and slavery! – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORK: Why work for others when your independent work could liberate you? – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORK: With our central belief (that if you worked hard on the land you had bought and paid your way you would be left undisturbed and free) wrecked, all other beliefs were suspended, or lost focus.” – Robin Cook, A State of Denmark, p.140. – By now in most somewhat developed countries only a minority earn their living directly by working on the land. – JZ, 2.9.08. - AGRICULTURE, FARMERS, PRIVATE PROPERTY IN LAND, LAND-OWNERSHIP, REAL ESTATE PROPERTY, LAND TITLES, AUTONOMY, MARKET GARDENS
WORK: Without losing their productive efficiency, industry, business and administration, in which so many French spend the greater part of their lives, must gradually become a true human community, allowing initiative, responsibility and communication.” – V. G. D’Estaing, “Toward a New Democracy”, p.78. – HIERARCHICAL RELATIONSHIPS, COOPERATIVES, INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY, SELF-MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE-SHAREHOLDING, WORK COOPERATIVES, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE-RELATIONSHIP, AUTONOMOUS GROUP WORK, SHARE COMPANIES, WORK POWER, CORPORATIONS, CAPITAL OWNERSHIP & RESPONSIBILITY, WORKERS’ CONTROL
WORK: Work affords independence. Work is the way to individual independence. Those who do not work, if they eat, are dependent on those who do work. They are a burden. To be compelled to work to support those who do not [work] is in some degree slavery, the degree being dependent on the extent of the labor so compelled.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, August 76, p.490/91. - It also matters for whom the labor is done. If for one’s wife and children then it is hardly slave labor. - JZ, 2.9.08. - Nor is some unpaid work for one of one's friends comparable to slave labor. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORK: Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.” - The Peter Principle by Laurance J. Peter and Raymond Hall, 1969ff, p.10. – WORK & INCOMPETENCE, IN HIERARCHIES
WORK: Work is not a curse, it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization.” - Calvin Coolidge – Quoted in Seldes. - Was that his motive for becoming president, so that he could sit down and admire and exploit the work of others, all day long, and spend their earnings for his preferred expenditures? – “I love work! So much so that I could sit down, all day and enjoy seeing others hard at work.” – Proverbial wisdom, in my own wording. – Are especially libertarians, hard at work to finally finish some of their essential major projects, fast, through sufficient division of labor and coordination of their efforts? Or are most of them only prepared to “Let George be a good Man?” - JZ, 2.9.08.
WORK: Work is not bad – as long as you do it for yourself.” – D.Z., 1.12.75. (At age 12.)
WORK: Work is not the curse, but drudgery is.” – Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887.
WORK: Work is one of the best educators of practical character. It evokes and disciplines obedience, self-control, attention, application, and perseverance; giving a man deftness and skill in his special calling, and aptitude and dexterity in dealing with the affairs of ordinary life. - Work is the law of our being - the living principle that carries men and nations onward. The greater number of men have to work with their hands, as a matter of necessity, in order to live, but all must work in one way or another, if they would enjoy life as it ought to be enjoyed. - Labor may be a burden and a chastisement, but it is also an honor and a glory. All that is great in man comes through work, and civilization is its product. Were labor abolished, the race of Adam were at once stricken by mortal death.” Samuel Smiles, Character, N.Y., Harper and Brothers, 1872, p.97.
WORK: Work is penalized while inactivity is subsidized. It is a basic axiom of economics that if something is subsidized, there will be more of it. Subsidizing unemployment therefore inevitably creates more unemployment.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.283. - IS PENALIZED WHILE INACTIVITY IS SUBSIDIZED
WORK: Work is satisfying when a person uses all the aspects of their person.” – Mildred Loomis, GREEN REVOLUTION, June 78. – All personal capabilities and interests. – Or as many as possible and useful in a job. – JZ, 6/79, 2.9.08.
WORK: Work is still for most men a punishment and a scourge.” - Emile Durkheim, Divison of Labor. -Because in the absence of monetary freedom - and due to monopolistic restrictions - most people do not have the choice of training and jobs and advancement opportunities they would have liked to have. Nor are their earnings, and net pay as high as they ought to be and as they could be, if they could be paid in competitively produced private money tokens and without a tax burden imposed upon them. - JZ, 3.4.89, 2.9.08.
WORK: Work is the greatest help in the world because it drives out the three greatest evils: boredom, vice and poverty. … Let’s go and work in the garden.”… “We must go and work in the garden.” - From film: Candide. - Voltaire: “Il faut cultiver notre jardin!”.
WORK: Work will be free – or there won’t be any work but slavery. - JZ, 1.8.75.
WORK: Work will be free only when the issue and acceptance or refusal and the rating of money token are likewise free and when no one is authorized to demand payment in certain kinds of money from anyone who has not contractually obliged himself to do so. Only the issuer of money tokens would always have to accept them and this at par with their nominal value. - JZ, 23.4.85, 2.9.08. - FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM, FULL EMPLOYMENT
WORK: Work works well - when free. - JZ, 3.8.75.
WORK: Work, don’t loot! - JZ, 1.8.75.
WORK: working because you want to is the best sort of play.” - Robert A. Heinlein, The Number of the Beast, New English Library, 1981, p.45. - & PLAY, GAMING, BETTING, EXPERIMENTING
WORK: You never work so hard as when you’re not being paid for it.” – Fanny Brice, 1891-1951. - Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.81.
WORKER PARTICIPATION: My mistake was buying stock in the company. Now I worry about the lousy work I’m turning out.” – Marvin Townsend. – Either he will pull up his socks or the other employee shareholders will reduce his wages or sack him. – JZ, 9.6.92. - EMPLOYEE-SHAREHOLDING, JOKES,
WORKER PARTICIPATION: The idea that a man who has been called into a firm to do a minor job should demand a voice on the board of directors is simple impudence. What would such a man say if the employer demanded a voice in the running of the employee’s home? Yet healthy conditions in the worker’s home make for a more efficient employee.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 12/76, p.63. - Those calling for it overlook the rightful alternative: extensive employee shareholding. – As Hyacinthe Dubreuil pointed out that workers appointed to participate in executive sessions usually kept quiet and after a while merely arranged for such participation by rotation, so that everyone would get a chance to be paid for “participating” in such sessions, taking it easy, out of their usual work place, even if he did not make any intelligent contribution to such discussions. If all had owned a parcel of shares, they would have shown at least some interest. – JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS CONTROL: If the workers are so confident of their ability to run the business, let them do what any other enterpriser has to do: either finance the venture from his savings, or get a loan.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALISTS, 12/74. – Or pay for the enterprise, together with the other employees, with industrial bonds, in a proper take-over bid for they enterprise they work in. – JZ, 3.11.76. - Alas, Henry Meulen, just like Ayn Rand, seems never to have considered any of the self-management options, remaining addicted to the employer-employee relationship, in spite of all its more or less obvious disadvantages. – JZ, 3.9.08. – SELF-MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES
WORKERS CONTROL: Most workers control proposals are proposals for the control of workers, -rather than proposals for genuine self-management, ownership in productive assets, cooperatives and partnerships or independent contracting or internal contracting associations, like autonomous work groups. – JZ, 10.2.97, 1.9.08. – SELF-MANAGEMENT SCHEMES, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THE EMPLOYEES, ON TERMS
WORKERS CONTROL: THE WRONG TYPE: Although we talk a deal about democracy, we are unfortunately afraid to practise it. We feel, even if we do not say, that it may be an instrument wielded by those who have not, to take away from those who have; we mix it with communism, with common ownership … “- John Leitch, Man to Man, p.201. - Work cooperatives, autonomous work groups, gang work and similar systems do make sense but it does not make sense to give non-owners of capital the right to make decisions on the use of productive capital owned by others, unless they merely lease or hire it. - The current capital owners have already shown some capacity for capital management by accumulating, maintaining and perhaps multiplying it. The non-owners have, usually, no such knowledge, interest and responsibility and yet they demand equal decision-making rights. They should confine their decision-making sphere to their work places. There they know what they are talking about. Even merely a good suggestion box system can achieve much in this sphere. Apart from this, all employees are free to buy capital securities directly and, indirectly, it is done on their behalf by their banks and insurance companies. (“Pension-fund socialism.”) My father exposed the lack of intelligence and the degree of ignorance among German trade unionists when he pointed out (in his Manifesto for Freedom and Peace – www.butterbach.net/epinfo/The_Manifesto.htm), that they, as the greater part of the small savers in Germany, owned, between them, in the year 1975, already 6 times as much in small bank deposits as would then have been required to purchase the controlling interest all the shares issued by all of the share companies in Germany. As far as I know, German trade unionists never discussed such liberation at work options. They were much too involved in their class warfare notions and anti-industrial practices. As Goethe said: “There is nothing more terrible to behold than ignorance in action!” – Moreover, workers who own their workplaces or are liberated at work through gang work or work cooperatives, have hardly any use for trade unions. Just like sovereign individuals and sovereign minorities, exterritorially autonomous, do have no use for territorial politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 3.9.08, 16.4.11, 20.5.14. – UNIONS, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES
WORKERS CONTROL: Workers control via the State or trade unions or other meddling central committees does not work. Only decentralized and autonomous groups of volunteers or genuine team work do work well enough, under sufficient freedom options for them, and they will tend to operate best when they are also accompanied by extensive capital ownership for most participants, on the road to full cooperative production or other self-management schemes or partnerships. – JZ, 28.6.92, 1.9.08, 16.4.11. – COOPERATIVES, AUTONOMOUS WORK GROUPS
WORKERS PARTY: $ 1 a week can change the electoral face of this town.” – Bob Cowin, Wollongong, 1975, on W.P. membership fees. – The local branches were supposed to pay their membership fees to Head Office, which would then hand out funds to the branches. At least our branch never saw anything of its contributions coming back to it or an account of the spending of the H.O. Activists of the party that I knew, spent much of their own money on their own campaign, running for the W.P. – The whole reminded me a bit of Federal-, State- and Local governments politics, with all becoming dependent upon the Federal Government for their finance. – JZ, 22.4.09. – No political party can help being merely a political party. That, apparently, applies to libertarian parties, too. – JZ, 21.5.14.
WORKERS PARTY: A: INTRODUCTION: In the middle Seventies we had a libertarian party in Australia, called the Workers Party. As a federal party it split up after a few years. The remaining State parties then called themselves Progress Party and mostly petered out, after a few years, either because of lack of enthusiasm, being concerned only with minor matters or because they had and more and more disappointments with their efforts, the time money and energy expanded in this political effort. – At least that was my impression. I was marginally involved with it and jotted down some slogans for it. – They are here put together for the first time. – Ron Manners wrote me a while ago, that he is writing a history of that party. - JZ, 2.9.08. – As a libertarian party most of the members were, naturally, opponents of totalitarian communism, Marxism and State Socialism. Alas, they did not go beyond limited but still territorial government ideas, knew no other kinds of socialism than State Socialism and did not favor, in most cases, full monetary freedom and free migration. For my taste, it had still all too much in common with most other political parties. But I confess that I was for a while an activist in its favor. – My youngest and I were, probably, the only ones who bothered to collect or draft some slogans in favor of this party, which are reproduced here. – Dissent was also frowned upon in this party. – Perhaps no political and territorialist party can help being such a party. – Its name was supposed to clearly indicate that it considered e.g. businessmen, factory owners, financiers, professionals etc. to be hard workers, too, not only the blue color workers. - JZ, 2.7.13.
WORKERS PARTY: A fair go for workers. – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Above all else the W.P. stands for freedom – for a society based on free, voluntary actions.” – 1976, W.P. Introduction. – If only it had, quite consistently, in all spheres! – It would, probably, still not have won but then it would have spread a bit more enlightenment, even if only within its own ranks. – JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: According to the W.P. you should be working 5 days out of 5 for yourself instead of 2 days out of every 3 for the government. – JZ, n.d., free after a remark by Mike Stanton, n.d.
WORKERS PARTY: All productive workers are subsidizing the public servants and welfare spongers who are not prepared to work hard but exist on Government handouts without pride or dignity.” – Mike Stanton, 1975.
WORKERS PARTY: Are you disgusted with both of the major parties? Do you want to kick both of them out? Hasn’t their rule always meant: more taxes, more government restrictions and more handouts to parasites? Haven’t we had inflation and unemployment under both of them? – Aren’t both sliding into State Socialism and the totalitarian State? If you want a true alternative, one for less tax, less government, more freedom, no inflation and no unemployment, check out the W.P. – JZ, 12/75.
WORKERS PARTY: Back your freedom. Support the W.P. – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Become a free man – through the W.P. – JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Become an independent man through the W.P. or a dependent one through any of the other parties. The choice is yours. – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Become free through the W.P. – So that you don’t get taxes on your very own pee. – D.Z., 1/8.75. – Since then we got the “benefit” of a very expensive official sewage system even in the village of Berrima. The prior private septic systems were very much cheaper to run. – But no individual choice was offered. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Become free, through the W.P. to run your own life as you see fit. – JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Belabour Labour and Liberate the Libs – with the W.P. – JZ, 10.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Bludgers need not apply.” – THE AUSTRALIAN, in an article on the W.P., 29.11.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Bludging does not earn liberty. So join the W.P. and work for liberty. – D.Z. 30.7.75. – Your own liberty, to the extent that you want it and for the liberty of others, to the extent that they want it for themselves. – JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Briefly, the Workers Party believes that it is about time that the major parties were reminded that it is our assets and our lives that they are both so grossly mismanaging. – Michael Clarke, 26.11.75. - PARTIES
WORKERS PARTY: Burn bureaucracy, burn! – JZ, 1.8.75. – A tax strike, a peaceful monetary freedom revolution and individual and groups secessionism would be much more effective than any violent and arsonist revolution, at least in a still somewhat democratic country like Australia. But I can at least understand the anger and other feelings of violent revolutionaries, who see no other way than arson, violence and killing people - after their rightful aspirations have been frustrated for all too many years. - JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Bypass government coercion. Take the road of the W.P. – D.Z., 30.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Do you want your country “More like Russia every day?” – John Wyndham, The Kraken Waves, p. 100.
WORKERS PARTY: Don’t cop this lot any longer. Cop out and join the W.P. – the only party intending to set you free. – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Don’t just hire any politician. Hire a Worker! – JZ, 1.8.75. – D.Z.: agreed.
WORKERS PARTY: Don’t miss that last exit to freedom! – Vote W.P.! – JZ, 19.11.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Don’t part with liberty. Work for it – through the W.P. – JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: For every one prepared to work. – JZ, n.d. – Did it ever organize a brain storming or prize competition for slogans for itself? – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: For Free Enterprise. The only complete free enterprise party.” – W.P. slogan in THE NATIONAL TIMES, 11.8.75. – Did its advertisements pay for themselves? At least the Conservatives in the U.S. seem to have mastered this advertising technique. Did the supposed advertising genius John Singleton manage this for the W.P.? – I have never seen a financial report of it. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: For sale: Your freedom! Liberal and Labor Parties are ready to buy it and to monopolize it to themselves, with your money. Check out the W.P. – if you want to hang on to your remaining freedom, get all the rest and retain your money! – JZ, 12/75, 3.9.08. – But to most people, believing that they were already as free as they could or should be and that a territorial government could and would assure “freedom”, “peace” and “social security” for them, the idea of more or full freedom could not be “sold”. – Only small minorities were ready for some more liberties and their minds were not prepared for full exterritorial autonomy for all minorities, either. – Territorialism remained rampant in the W.P. as well. - JZ, 3.9.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY
WORKERS PARTY: Get away from politics with the W.P. – JZ, 3/75. – ANTI-POLITICS
WORKERS PARTY: Get high, not with dopes and popes – but with the W.P. – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Give us a go. You have nothing to lose but red tape and taxes.” – Queensland Branch of W.P. slogan.
WORKERS PARTY: Give yourself a chance: Vote W.P. – JZ, Nov. 75.
WORKERS PARTY: Hey, don’t let your beer be bombarded by bloody taxes. – D.Z., 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: I can get all worked-up about bludgers. – JZ, 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: I don’t mind workers, but I do mind bludgers. – JZ, 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: I hope the L.P. never becomes political – that is, focused on getting its candidates elected at the expense of its unique position as an anti-political party, and the ‘Party of Principle’, since I really detest the deception, people manipulation, and lack of candidness that permeates politics.” – Sara Baase, REASON, 9/74. – PARTY POLITICS, POLITICS AS USUAL, PRINCIPLES, LIBERTARIAN PARTY USA
WORKERS PARTY: If you are sick of politics then the W.P. is for you. – JZ, 1.8.75. – Actually, the W.P. made many like me even more sick of politics than I was already before! – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: If you are sick of subsidizing public servants and other social parasites join the Workers Party.” – Mike Stanton
WORKERS PARTY: If you like liberty have a gander at the only party for real liberty, the W.P. – D.Z., 7/75.
WORKERS PARTY: If you love liberty more than loot – the W.P. is for you. – JZ, 13.3.75.
WORKERS PARTY: If you want a job well done – hire the capitalistic W.P. – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: If you want more taxes, more government, more inflation, more unemployment, vote LabLib. - If you want less to none of these, vote W.P. – JZ, n.d.
WORKERS PARTY: If you want nothing else than the freedom to work for yourself then the W.P. is on your side. – JZ, 1.8.75, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: If you want to work for liberty – not for the government – join the W.P. – D.Z., 29.7.75. – He was the only one with whom I could have a brain-storming session on the subject! – JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: If you want your freedom restored – join the W.P. – 1.8.75. - Alas, even in Australia we were never completely free. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: If you’d rather work for your liberty than for the government – join the W.P. – JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Ignorance makes most Men go into a Party, and Shame keepeth them from getting out of it.” – George Savile, Complete Works, quoted in George Seldes, “The Great Quotations”, p.227. – The W.P. wants you to join because of your knowledge and to abstain from leaving because of pride in its achievements. – JZ, 16.3.75. – Man is often all too hopeful and optimistic rather than realistic and pessimistic. – Only via panarchism can sufficiently convincing examples be set which, finally, will be copied by most others, even while they still not understand why certain experiments were successful. One does not have to understand electricity in order to flick on a light-switch or the inner workings of a computer to use it for word processing. – JZ, 3.9.08. – PANARCHISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, ENLIGHTENMENT, PROGRESS, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WORKERS PARTY: It is immoral to force people to support services they do not use or do not value – just because some think they know what is best for everybody else. – JZ, 75.
WORKERS PARTY: It’s time to set the workers free again. – JZ, 1.8.75. – Without full monetary and financial freedom and the secessionist option they were never sufficiently free. – JZ, 2.9.08, 21.5.14.
WORKERS PARTY: Labour doesn’t work. Liberals don’t liberate. Only the W.P. has a workable program: Less government, less taxes, more freedom to help yourself. – JZ, 4.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Laissez-faire, laissez-passer (Let people produce, let them exchange!), for workers and traders, is the essence of the platform of the W.P. – JZ, 75. – After many years of government controlled “education” – most Australians were horrified by that proposal! – JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Laws should not subject you but guarantee your liberty instead. Only the W.P. works for this ideal. – JZ, 2.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Less government, less regulation, less taxation, less inflation, less unemployment. The right to work and to succeed. And the risk of failure. Real incentive.” – W.P. advertisement, THE NATIONAL TIMES, 15.12.75. – It did not believe, sufficiently, in freedom to promise e.g.: No territorially imposed government, regulations or taxes, No inflation, No unemployment for those volunteers prepared to take the necessary steps. – It was absurd to promise the right to succeed. All they could have promised was the right to try to succeed, without any coercive or monopolistic hindrance, e.g. through full experimental freedom for volunteers under exterritorial autonomy and personal law. – A fortune was expended on such advertisements. To what effect? - JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Less government, less taxes, more freedom” – should be supplemented by “no unemployment and no inflation!” – JZ, 12.75. – Alas, to my knowledge the W.P. never discussed, publicly, how to realize that aim, either. – I also missed a clear enough and comprehensive enough peace platform in its writings. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Less tax, less government, more freedom. – Once we have fulfilled this promise you will be willing to listen to what else we have to say. – JZ, 12/75.WORKERS PARTY: Let the freedom firebugs burn bureaucracy. – D.Z., 1.8.75. – Well, he was not even 12 then. – At that time even slogans like “Burn, baby, burn!” were still popular in some circles in the U.S.A. – What some angry people are capable of we have seen in numerous terrorist actions since. Reason and morality are not to be expected of them. Territorial rule tends to breed or produce such intolerant and mass murderous people, much against its intentions – and sets the worst possible example with nuclear strength policies, i.e., with its own mass murder preparations, on a gigantic scale. - JZ, 3.9.08. – TERRORISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT
WORKERS PARTY: Let the W.P. bring you prosperity through less government, less taxes, no inflation and no unemployment. – JZ, 9.11.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Let the worker retain what is his and let the parasites try to live off each other. – JZ, 12/75. – Charity notions are so ingrained in the minds of most Australians that they are not prepared to limit it to voluntary charity but insist on making it compulsory, via taxation. And even after this has been done, at huge expense, mainly to the benefit of a huge bureaucracy, they are prepared to provide, in addition, private and voluntary charity to those obviously not enough helped by the Welfare State, State, which is mainly self-serving. – The examples of statist “help” to Aborigines, Red Indians and Eskimos etc. were, apparently, not yet sufficiently deterrent examples. We had all to be turned into territory-wide inhabitants or wards of the State in a giant governmental “reservation”, with no right to opt out to do our own things for or to ourselves. - JZ, 3.9.08. – PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS, POLYARCHISM WITHOUT ANY TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY
WORKERS PARTY: Look at your taxes. They are or should be enough of an incentive to vote for the W.P. – If they don’t make you vote for the W.P., probably nothing else will. – JZ, 26.11.75, 16.4.11.
WORKERS PARTY: Most parties and people want to use the territorial State to realize their ideals. We want to reduce it to allow us and you to realize the own ideals, exterritorially, i.e. under personal law and among volunteers only. – JZ, 10.11.75, 3.9.08, 16.4.11, 21.5.14.
WORKERS PARTY: No kidding! Honest work, in a free economy, could turn an ordinary man, willing to productively invest a moderate amount safe from inflation, taxation and confiscation at the highest possible interest that can be earned (as a fair share in the additional productivity achieved by that investment), over the decades to his retirement, into a multi-millionaire in his old age, with the economic freedom program of the Workers Party. – JZ, 1.8.75, 3.8.78, 2.9.08. - For some details see under PENSIONS. - Also: PEACE PLANS 19 C, offered by me digitized. - JZ, 16.4.11.
WORKERS PARTY: Nobody is perfect. But I wish the W.P. were trying harder to be or to become perfect, as close as human beings can come to being perfect in their rightful efforts. – JZ, 27.9.75, 16.4.11.
WORKERS PARTY: Nothing against socialism – it has made the career of many a man.” However, only the W.P. will allow every worker to freely further his own career. – JZ, 1.8.75. – Freely formulated after a German remark by Felix Riemkasten.
WORKERS PARTY: Once again we see the circus act of politicians buying votes with other people’s money – that is, your money, your hard-earned ever inflated dollar.” (*) – Mike Stanton, 21.5.75. (*) In the text stood actually “inflating” instead of “inflated”. – Even government paper money does not inflate itself. It is being inflated by the government’s Reserve Bank. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Only the W.P. gives you the full chance to be your own man and to keep your own money. – JZ, 2.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Only the W.P. is for the worker. – JZ, 22.11.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Only the W.P. wants to do away with the party politics now enslaving the productive people. – JZ, 1.8.75, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Only the W.P. will parole you from the prison of the nation State. – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Only the W.P. will set you free. – JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Only the W.P. would allow you to work only for yourself. – JZ, 2.8.075.
WORKERS PARTY: Only the W.P. would treat all workers fairly, i.e., leave them in full possession of all their earnings, for them to dispose of as they see fit, on a free market for all goods and services. – JZ, 75. - FAIRNESS
WORKERS PARTY: Only those who want more taxes and more government and less freedom are truly against the W.P. – JZ, 75.
WORKERS PARTY: Only with the W.P. program will your earnings, profits and savings multiply. – JZ, 2.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Only with the W.P. would your net pay become equal to your gross pay. – JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Only work works well. Work with the Workers Party for your liberty. – JZ, 2.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: people who’ve been getting an easy ride off the rest of us aren’t going to like the Workers Party.” – Mark Tier, THE AUSTRALIAN, 29.11.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Regain and insure your freedom with the W.P. – JZ, n.d.
WORKERS PARTY: Save labor, money and liberty: Vote W.P. – JZ, 12/75.
WORKERS PARTY: Secede from all other parties and join the W.P. – if you want to be free. – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Set fire to the bureaucratic structure through the W.P. – JZ, 1.8.75. - Since some fools may take such remarks literally, it would be better to speak of taking down or no longer legally and juridically sanctioning any bureaucratic structure except those which volunteers want to maintain among themselves, at their own expense and risk. Statism should be confined to statists. That is punishment enough for them and leaves them their State socialist or welfare statist “paradise” as long as they can stand it. – JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Shrug off the bludgers with the W.P. – (The W.P. is for those who want to shrug off the bludgers.) JZ, 31.7.75. - It was not sufficiently clear about that secessionist aspect. - JZ, 16.4.11, 21.5.14.
WORKERS PARTY: Shrug the bureaucrats off – through the W.P. – JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Slogans competition of the Workers Party, 1975. Submission to Alan Bedkober by mail, on 11.8.75 by John and David Zube. We heard later that ours was the only submission! Not enough thinking went on even in that party! – JZ, 3.9.08. - 1.) Workers are for laissez faire, parasites for welfare. – JZ, 2/75. - 2.) Work works well when free. – JZ, 3.8.75. - 3.) The W.P. gives you not just a choice but a free choice. – JZ, 1.8.75. – (I corrected that some time later to: We need not just a choice but a free choice. – JZ, 3.9.08.) - 4.) Let workers work – for themselves. – JZ, 23.2.75. - 5.) Don’t just hire any politician! Hire a worker! – JZ, 1.8.75. - 6.) The Workers Party works for freedom because freedom works. – JZ, 9.8.75. - 7.) Run your own budget with your own money. – JZ, 31.7.75. - 8.) The W.P. makes work worthwhile. – D.Z., 1.8.75. - 9.) The W.P. needs you if you need liberty. – D.Z., 30.7.75. - 10.) Work has to be free otherwise it’s not work but slavery. – D.Z., 1.8.75. – Even the W.P. did not manage to mobilize all the ideas and knowledge of its members. It was largely hierarchically run – with the usual results of such efforts. – J.Z, 3.9.08. – I had just won over 3 of its 4 directors to the radical privatization proposal expressed in PEACE PLANS 19 C: “Let Freedom Pay its Way”, on a redistribution of all government assets via promissory notes issued by the WP, before an election, when the federal party broke into State parties, calling themselves Progress Party and concerning themselves mainly only with minor libertarian matters. This program, described in PP 19 C, would have meant ca. 1 million Australian dollars in capital assets per head of the population. No other party could have offered more. Even now, after much privatization, but in further depreciated Australian dollars, the share per head would, probably, still come to ca. one million Australian dollars. – JZ, 2.7.13. PP 19 C is offered online on a CD reproduced at www.butterbach.net - JZ, 2.7.13.
WORKERS PARTY: The Australian Labor Party in government for Labor voters, the Liberal Party in government for Liberal voters and the Workers Party in government for working voters. – To each his own kind of government or free society, according to his or her own individual choice, under full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws. – JZ, 2.8.75, 2.9.08. – Such ideas and writings were frowned upon – as going beyond its party line. – JZ, 21.5.14. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM
WORKERS PARTY: The bums getting their crust out of the real workers won’t like us.” – Mark Tier, 29.11.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The Labor Party bludges, the W.P. works. – D.Z., 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The only party representing the productive man. – JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The only party that does not add to the existing problems with more government problems.” – Bob Cowin, 3.12.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The party for anti-political persons – a party, which will, finally and panarchistically, do away with parties and politics. – JZ, 1.8.75. – That was then my kind of wishful thinking. – JZ, 3.9.08, 16.5.11.
WORKERS PARTY: The party for those prepared to work for a living. – W.P. slogan in THE NATIONAL TIMES, 11.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: the politics of the anti-political.” – Michael Holmes, REASON, May 72. – To organize the anti-political as a temporary political force to free them forever from the oppression by territorial politicians. – JZ, n.d. & 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The real threat to the Libertarian Party lies in the temptation to make the big time through compromises of our principles to gain votes immediately. The fact is that the only hope we have for continued success is to stick to our principles and never compromise. If we do that, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish.” – Edward H. Crane, III, REASON, 12/74. - LIBERTARIAN PARTY USA, PRINCIPLES
WORKERS PARTY: The revolution of higher expectations has still to penetrate to most of the W.P. members. – JZ, 20.5.76.
WORKERS PARTY: The rule of laissez-faire, laissez-passer would exclude all political action - except that of the W.P. and would thus set you free. - JZ, 1.8.75. - Such a radical alternative should only have been offered panarchistically and tolerantly, i.e., for volunteers only. - JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. - a working freedom machine. - JZ, 3.8.75. - A comprehensive ‘machinery for freedom”, including that for a genuinely cultural revolution, has still to be established. That proposed by David Friedman, in his book with this title, was by far not comprehensive enough. – JZ, 3.9.08, 21.5.14.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. - the right party for freedom. – D.Z., 30.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. - what a bottler - offers you your bottle of beer - tax- and inflation-free. – D.Z., 1.8.75. - To set your bottle free – join the W.P. – D.Z., 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: the W.P. … stands for men and women who are not afraid of hard work.” – F. J. Auld.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. can turn you into a capitalist. – JZ, 1.8.75. - On this see my general privatization plan in PEACE PLANS No. 19 C, now online as part of a CD reproduced at www.butterbach.net - JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. does not do more for you – it lets you do more for yourself – by leaving you more of your money. - JZ, 17.11.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. favors all your liberties. Why don’t you? - JZ & D.Z., 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. gives you not just a choice but a free choice. - JZ, 1.8.75. - D.Z. agreed.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. has ideals and principles that work. - D.Z. &. J. Z., 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. in government would get out of the way of those who want to work. - JZ, 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is for all those who not only work with their hands but also with their minds. - JZ, 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is for the anti-political and productive man. - JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is the first Australian political party to insist upon the freedom of individuals to ‘do their own thing.’” - From a W.P. leaflet: “An Introduction to the Workers Party”.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is the only party not attempting to govern your life. If you support it you will buy your freedom back. - JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is the only party that counts. - JZ, 4.8.75. - The usual territorial and collectivist elections counted otherwise. - JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is the only party to uphold the rights of creditors and of property owners in general. - JZ, 13.3.74.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is the only party, which does not tell you: “Damn your principles! Stick to your party.” - Benjamin Disraeli, TRIBUNE, London. - PRINCIPLES
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is the only party, which offers the voters a worthwhile say, nay even an exclusive vote on his own affairs. - JZ, 13.3.75. - VOTING
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is the only party, which will leave you alone when in government. - JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is the party for the victims of the Welfare State, the producers, workers, traders, consumers, taxpayers and pensioners. - JZ, 13.3.75. – The Welfare State has kept it a very well-kept secret how much better off at least the old age pensioners could be under other, honest and economically sensible insurance schemes, not subject to any governmental or trade unionists meddling, regulation and confiscations. - JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. is the RIGHT party for freedom. What else is LEFT? - JZ, 30.7.75. – What else is left is just the LEFTISTS, leading you down their wrong tracks, already often and for a long time proven wrong, irrational and anti-economic. - I have still some hope that another and more radical as well as more tolerant libertarian party will one day arise in Australia. - JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. lets you work for yourself. - D.Z., 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. makes work worthwhile. - D.Z., 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. needs you - if you need liberty. - D.Z., 30.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. offers you all free choices possible. - JZ, 1.8.75. - If these and other slogans had been sufficiently discussed by the members, better ones would certainly have resulted. But, even the W.P. was run too much top-down, rather than appealing sufficiently to its grass roots. – One of the reasons for this was that infiltration was feared. - JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. refuses to respect coercive privileges. - JZ, free after Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.39: “… the refusal of individual or tribe to respect the privileges of others.”
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. represents the producers, traders, and creators against the looters, parasites and dictocrats. - J.Z, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. stands for paying one’s own debts, minding one’s own business and providing for one’s own happiness and security. Also for ignoring the State, doing one’s own thing, thinking for oneself, deciding for oneself and voting for oneself. - JZ, 75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. tries to keep you alive.” - Bob Cowin, 14.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. wants to “release all creative energies”. - JZ, 9.8.75, using a phrasing by Leonard E. Read of FEE.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. wants to count on you in its fight against looters, parasites and dictocrats. - JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. wants to de-control you and let you spend all your own money freely, as you see fit. - JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. wants to set you free - to do your own thing, at your own expense. - JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. will free you of most of your paper work and all these numerous and unnecessary rules and regulations and set you free again. - JZ, 1/8.75, 16.5.11.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. will get rid of politics for you. - JZ, 1.8.75. - Alas, it did not even seriously try to get rid of territorial politics and to replace it with the voluntary and competitive politics of panarchism or polyarchism, based upon experimental freedom under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. will hand the running of your life back to you. - JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. will let you use your main capital - your own life - freely. - JZ, 31.7.75. – CAPITAL, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. will not “respond to mass pressures” and “be every voter’s man”. - Free after Leonard E. Read in NOTES FROM FEE, 1/75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. will turn you into a real shareholder of Australia. - JZ, n.d. - See PEACE PLANS 19 C, online at www.butterbach.net - JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. won’t keep you down and poor but will give you a chance to work your way up. - JZ, 1.8.75. - With most of its efforts the W.P. still supported territorial statism and its political methods, rather than quite radically criticizing it and proposing a quite rightful and voluntary alternative, that of experimental freedom, voluntarism, panarchism, polyarchism, minority autonomy, competing governance, meta-utopia on the basis of personal laws and exterritorial autonomy. It might not have won with such a radical program, either, but it would have spread some more enlightenment and tolerance. – JZ, 2.9.08, 21.5.14.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. won’t make a bludger out of you. - D.Z., 29.7.75. - The W.P. won’t make bludgers out of you. – D.Z., 30.7.75. - Not every improvement attempt does necessarily really improve a slogan. - JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. works against the government bludgers. - JZ, 31.8.75. - Since in Australia most people either work directly or indirectly for the government, or get at least some or the other governmental hand-out back out of general tax revenue, almost everybody has at least some vested interest in the continuance of statism or governmentalism. Most do also accept taxes not as imposed tributes but as natural and inevitable, just like war, inflation and unemployment or at least as charitable contributions towards a Welfare State. - There are still all too few and all too small publications and institutions, which offer Australians a different and more truthful view. - JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. works for freedom - because freedom works. - JZ, 9.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. works for laissez-faire, laissez-passer, that is: freedom to produce and to exchange. - JZ, 31.7.75. - But in the minds of most voters their indoctrination against laissez faire from their school lessons stuck. Sometimes I think that the Age of Enlightenment has barely begun. - JZ, 3.9.08, 17.4.11.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. works to liberate you from the Labor Party and the modern Liberals. - JZ, 3.7.75, 17.4.11.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. would allow you to run your own budget with your own money. – JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. would let the market work for you instead of obstructing it - as all the other parties do - to everybody’s disadvantage but that of parasites and looters. - JZ, 13.3.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. would make work wild, man! - D.Z., 3.8.75. - Under the W.P. working would be wild, man. - D.Z., 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. would not take any taxes from you but merely insist on payment of fees for services rendered. It would also leave you free to buy from other suppliers and professionals. - JZ, 11.2.76. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, FEES FOR SERVICES, USER PAYS PRINCIPLE
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P. would set even the socialists free - to rule themselves - not others. - JZ, 1.8.75. - SOCIALISM, STATE SOCIALISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM
WORKERS PARTY: The W.P., the party of the “Forgotten Man”. - JZ, 2.5.76.
WORKERS PARTY: The workers of the W.P. are “radicals for capitalism”. - JZ, n.d.
WORKERS PARTY: The Workers Party Gives You a Choice. - All other parties really fight for more taxation, more government, more regulations, more jobs for the boys and less freedom for you. So, this time, you do have a choice, the W.P. We offer you less taxes, less government and more freedom. We will not attempt to bribe you with your own money. We offer you as few and as low taxes, as little government and as few laws and as much freedom as you are willing to accept, individually, while not objecting at all and in any way to volunteers restricting their liberties and rights as much as they like - at their own expense and risk, in various social, economic and political experiments of their own. - JZ, 12/75, 3.9.08. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM, SECESSIONISM
WORKERS PARTY: The Workers Party proposes that a man relate to his fellows without force, without fraud and without coercion.” - Bob Cowin, 2/75.
WORKERS PARTY: The Workers Party stands now and forever for less tax, less government and more freedom. We do have even greater ambitions for increasing your liberty - but we cannot go beyond this without your electoral support, so you need not suffer under a “fear of freedom”. - But we promise you that we will go beyond this limited aim as far as you will allow us. - In the meantime, we will just fulfill this promise and act as an educational association showing how well freedom works in all spheres. Our guiding principle is: “No man or group of men has the right to initiate the use of force, fraud or coercion against another man or group of men.” -JZ, 12.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The Workers Party will make working worthwhile. - D.Z., 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The Workers Party, the one that really works. - D.Z., 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The WP will arrange a prison break for everyone - but the crims. - JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: The WP will let you pay for your own welfare and take the others of your shoulders. - JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Through direct and indirect taxes you work half of your time and more for the government - like a government serf for his feudal lord. The W.P. would free you of this imposed tribute burden. - JZ, 2.8.75, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Time is up for the looters, parasites and bureaucrats. - JZ, 1.8.75. - Alas, they are firmly in the saddle, still. - JZ, 2.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: To each his own - including full exterritorial autonomy for all those, who want it for themselves. -JZ, 2.8.75, 17.4.11.
WORKERS PARTY: True Capitalism has never yet existed, various degrees of government control have corrupted it. Capitalism is not the system of the past, it is the system of the future - if mankind is to have a future. Capitalism is the politico-economic base of the Workers Party.” -Mike Stanton, 1975. – CAPITALISM
WORKERS PARTY: Under the workers party rule crime and bludging would no longer work. - JZ, 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Up with the workers. Down with the looters. - JZ, 5.3.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Usually, politicians and bureaucrats want to be praised for spending more of our money and taking more of our liberty away (under various false pretences). We want to be praised only when we have done the opposite. - JZ, 26.11.75, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Vote against bureaucracy: Vote W.P. - JZ, 11/75.
WORKERS PARTY: Vote W.P. and be a winner.” - Ray Barros, 75.
WORKERS PARTY: W.P. members are radicals – but I am a radical even compared with most of them. So don’t judge the W.P. by me. – JZ, 24.4.76.
WORKERS PARTY: Want to be free? Then work for the W.P. - JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Wanted: People who want to retain their remaining freedom, earnings and property and increase all three - through cutting down bureaucracy. - JZ, 12/75.
WORKERS PARTY: We are in politics because we hate politicians and political means. We want to get rid of both. We want to get them off our backs. - JZ, 30.10.76.
WORKERS PARTY: We are liberals for free enterprise rather than liberals or socialists for a mixed economy. - JZ, 13.12.75. - However, as panarchists we also favor full exterritorial autonomy for all kinds of socialist volunteers. - JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: We are simply a group of people who want a chance to live our lives as free people.- From a 1976 N.S.W. State W.P. introduction. - We are simply a group of people who want a chance to live our lives as free people, as free or as unfree as we want to be, at whatever level we are able to or want to achieve through our own efforts. - On the underlined part I was one of its few dissenters. - JZ, 17.4.11.
WORKERS PARTY: We are sinking progressively into State feudalism. Only the W.P. intends to reverse this trend. - JZ, 2.8.75, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: We are the political party to end all political parties. - JZ, 4/76. - Through individual and group secessionism and by recognizing full exterritorial autonomy under personal laws for all communities of volunteers: panarchism or polyarchism. - JZ, 3.9.08. - PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM
WORKERS PARTY: We do not offer any benefits or handouts but a relief from imposed burdens. - JZ, 6.4.76.
WORKERS PARTY: We favor the productive man standing on his rights vs. the unproductive man asserting his claims. - JZ, 2/75. - HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. “RIGHTS” THAT ARE MERE UNJUSTIFIED CLAIMS AGAINST OTHERS
WORKERS PARTY: We will discontinue disservices. - JZ, 19.6.76.
WORKERS PARTY: What is worth more than a party that really works? - D.Z., 3.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Whether you work with your hands, your mind or your savings, the Workers Party works for you. - John Curver’s election leaflet, 1976. - A few election leaflets and advertisements were not enough to change a whole public opinion mind-set, established over many decades. - Only the effects of full experimental freedom could achieve that and public opinion was not ready to accept experimental freedom for volunteers in the sphere of political, economic and social systems and is not yet ready for it, today, either. - Nor was John Curver himself - after my discussions with him. In other words, I was not a good enough salesman for liberty towards an intelligent businessman and freedom lover like him. - JZ, 3.9.08. - I do not know whether it still exists under the later adopted name of "Progress Party". - Even this party helped only to turned me off all attempts to work for and through any territorialist political party. - JZ, 17.4.11.
WORKERS PARTY: Why settle for less than full liberty? Why choose any other party than the W.P.? - JZ, 31.7.75. – At least then and there I did not think and write sufficiently as a panarchist. But to talk with W.P. members about panarchism was as much in vain as trying to do so with the average voter for any of the other parties. - JZ, 3.9.08.
WORKERS PARTY: Work half your life for the government - or work for yourself. The W.P. gives you a choice. - JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Work will be wonderful - once the W.P. will set you free. - JZ, 1.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Work will work wonders when the W.P. will work for you. - JZ, 1.8.75. - Work will work wonders when work is free - through the W.P. - JZ, 1.8.75. - Work will work wonders when the W.P. sets it free.
WORKERS PARTY: Work your way up with the W.P. - JZ, 9.8.75.
WORKERS PARTY: Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains. - JZ, 31.7.75.
WORKERS PARTY: you … have to choose between LESS government or MORE government; LESS taxation or MORE taxation; LESS freedom or MORE freedom.” - W.P. adv. in THE NATIONAL TIMES, May 5, 1975.
WORKERS PARTY: You can’t buy liberty. So join the W.P. and work for it. - D.Z., 30.7.75. - Obviously, we were too promising and optimistic about the WP. - JZ, 2.8.13.
WORKERS: a nation which fosters its good-for-nothings will end by becoming a good-for-nothing nation.” - Herbert Spencer, Reflections, p.2. - Territorial nations are always good for nothing that is really positive. But they are good for lots of negative effects. – JZ, 22.4.09. - TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, GOOD FOR NOTHINGS, WELFARE STATE
WORKERS: A worker, seeing the costs of his upbringing, education and training, constitutes as much an accumulated capital or “pre-done labor”, an efficient “robot” or “automatic machine”, as is any other productive capital asset, but with the difference that he is a biological machine, conscious, self-owned and self-controlled, not monopolized or owned by anyone but himself. All kinds of pre-done labor are entitled to their full earnings, as determined by a free market, lastly by free consumers making their own individual choices among millions of goods and services offered to them. - JZ, 24.4.93, 1.9.08, 17.4.11. - CAPITAL, WAGES, EARNINGS, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATIION, INDIVIDUALISM, CAPITALISM, SELF-EXPLOITATION, PROPERTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE MARKET PRICING
WORKERS: All that he asks of the state is, not to be disturbed in his toil, and to be secure in his earnings.” – Tocqueville, Democracy in America, p.261, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 1/76, p.27. – He also needs the freedom of a sovereign consumer when it comes to his choices of goods and services as well as laws, systems and institutions, competitively offered by anyone or any group and, potentially, that of a sovereign entrepreneur, free to establish any enterprise together with other volunteers, even a whole new society or community, nation- or world-wide, as long as he and they do not claim any territorial monopoly. - JZ, 17.4.11, 21.5.14.
WORKERS: Any honest worker, who does not use force or coercion against any other person, and does not infringe on anybody else’s rights and/or property, is entitled to work at whatever job he chooses, and dispose of his goods and/or services for whatever pay and/or working conditions is/are agreeable to him and his employer and/or customer in free and willing exchange, entered into voluntarily by each for mutual advantage, based upon individual ideas of individual self-interest.” – Dr. R. S. Jaggard, JAG, Aug. 22, 1972.
WORKERS: At the very roots of anti-capitalism we have the theological problem of man’s rebellion against Original Sin or, to put it in secular terms, his vain protest against the human condition. By this we mean the curse to which we are subject, the necessity to work by the sweat of our brow. The Worker is in harness, but so is the manger and so is everybody else. For this uninspiring, sometimes unpleasant state of affairs, the average man will stick the guilt to somebody; capitalism serves as the convenient scapegoat. Of course, work could be greatly reduced if one were willing to accept a much lower living standard – which few people want to do … “ – Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddhin, THE FREEMAN, 11/72.
WORKERS: At this time, the government … has abandoned its defensive role and has become the aggressor against the honest workers of this nation. The national policy of the government is to penalize the honest, industrious and thrifty workers, while rewarding immorality, waste, and inefficiency. This whole sordid mess is promoted by politicians promising “freedom”. …” – JAG, Feb. 15, 75. - WELFARE STATE
WORKERS: Because we caught “the British disease”, adopting work restrictions and greater returns for shorter hours, the Australian worker has become an increasingly inefficient unit of production.” – READER’S DIGEST, July 77, reproducing some original Australian editorials.
WORKERS: Consider a large factory, say one that makes motor cars. The purpose of the organization is to make cars, but the purpose of the worker is to earn wages. Subjectively, there is no common purpose. The uniting purpose exists only in owners and managers; and may be completely absent in most of those who do the work. Some may be proud of the excellence of the cars produced, but most, through their unions, are mainly concerned with wages and hours of work.” – Bertrand Russell, Authority and the Individual, p.51. –The employer-employee relationship is an organized antagonism according to Hyacinthe Dubreuil. – JZ, 21.5.14. – EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, INCENTIVES, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES, EMPLOYEE-SHARE-HOLDING, SELF-MANAGEMENT SCHEMES, “SELF-MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE”WORKERS: Is it a home of reason which devotes so much of its energy and wealth to preserving the unfit that its fit are neglected and become unfit themselves?” – John Wyndham, “The Secret People”, p. 117. - WELFARE STATE
WORKERS: It is wrong in principle to force the workers and earners indefinitely to support the non-workers and non-earners. – This must undermine the incentives of both the workers and the non-workers. It puts a premium on idleness. It is an elementary requirement of economic incentive as well as justice that the man who works for a living should always be better off because of that, other things being equal, than the man who refuses to work for a living.” - Henry Hazlitt. The Conquest of Poverty, p. 116/117.
WORKERS: Let each worker work, and choose the method of production of goods and services which is individually preferred, and then deal with others in willing exchange for mutual benefit and profit.” – JAG, Oct. 25, 1978. - WILLING EXCHANGE, FREE EXCHANGE, PROFIT, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, SELF-MANAGEMENT
WORKERS: Lucien Rioux, a journalist specializing in such matters, described the typical French manager: “Any power apart from his own is unthinkable. His attitude to his workers is that of some headmasters in lycées towards their pupils: Workers are grown-up children, who are incapable of appreciating their own interests.” The family-controlled company remains an extremely important feature of the industrial scene, and this fact contributes to the parochialism and the narrow-mindedness of French managers.” – David Jenkins, Job Power, p.139. - Isn’t narrow-mindedness and parochialism towards the self-management alternatives common to both, employers and employees? In my own experience, employers were and perhaps still are somewhat more open to alternatives to the employer-employee relationship than most employees are. – JZ, 3.9.08. - MANAGERS, ENTREPRENEURS, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, SELF-MANAGEMENT
WORKERS: Nothing is too good for the working class!” – Heard, in passing, from two working class workers. – Often work is too good for it! – JZ, 25.4.85. – They seem to imagine that if their unions made a collective bargain that would give them a wage of $ 10,000 a week, that then, the next day, or next week they would still have a job. As consumers they are certainly not willing to pay for goods and services involving such wages but, instead, they, too, look for bargains. Apparently, elementary economics is not part of elementary schooling or primary school teachings and much of genuine economics seems also to be missing at the higher levels of State-controlled education – and the mass media do not provide a sufficient alternative education in this sphere, either – and the ten-thousands to hundred-thousands of popular errors, myths and prejudices are still not systematically refuted in any digitized encyclopedia. – JZ, 3.8.08, 17.4.11. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS
WORKERS: One by one, the authorities are stripping the labourers of all their peaceful and non-invasive weapons, determined to leave them only the ballot and the bomb, both of which are weapons of invasion and neither of which can help them in the slightest.” – Benjamin R. Tucker. – As if there were not still millions of different employers to choose from and also dozens to hundreds of rightful capital acquisition and self-management options, all of them still quite legal, at least in the democracies. - Taxes, compulsory licensing and insurance and numerous regulations may make this approach difficult and costly, for both, employers and employees, but not impossible. - It was also false to speak here of "weapons" instead of self-help options. - JZ, 17.4.11. - TERRORISM, BOMBINGS, VOTING, BALLOT, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE MIGRATION, IMMIGRATION BARRIERS
WORKERS: Only free workers are workers - all others are, more or less, slaves. - JZ, 2/75, 18.11.02, 24.9.08.
WORKERS: Or as Adam Smith put it, the worker yearns “to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties.”- In more scientific descriptions, researchers differ somewhat on details, but they agree on the general outlines. For example, the work psychologists Lawler and Hackman specify four elements in jobs which, if all are present, will positively affect job satisfaction as well as quality of performance: variety, autonomy, task identity (the execution of a “whole” piece of work ), and feedback (a return of information to the individual on his performance.).” – David Jenkins, Job Power, p.55. – As if there were not also mere time-servers and bludgers among the workers. Admittedly, their incentives to work better are often insufficient. External controls are usually not good enough to achieve optimal performances. – JZ, 3.9.08. – SELF-MANAGEMENT, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, EXTENSIVE EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDING
WORKERS: Revolutionary Kronstadt is the first to break the chains and bars of this prison. It is fighting for a different kind of socialism, for a workers’ Soviet Republic, in which the producer himself will be the only master and will be able to dispose of his produce as he wishes.” – Kronstadt ISVESTIIA, March 16, 1921, LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, vol. I, No. 3, Sept. 71, p.5.
WORKERS: Sumner championed the 'forgotten man’, the industrial laborer, as being the one who suffered most from attempts to 'do good’ and regulate capitalism." - Libertarian Handbook 1973. – William Graham Sumner, “The Forgotten Man.”
WORKERS: the ‘higher up’ the greater the work effort - and the higher, too, the work ethics; the slack employee cheats the employer but the slack employer only cheats himself.” - Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddhin, THE FREEMAN, 11/72. - WORK ETHICS, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP
WORKERS: The [Marxists] imagine that they can achieve it [the emancipation of mankind] by the development and organization of the political power of the working classes, and particularly of the town proletariat. … The revolutionary socialists … think, on the other hand, that they can reach this goal only by the development and organization of the nonpolitical, social, and therefore anti-political power of the working masses in town and country.” – Michael Bakunin, polemic against Marx. 1872 (?) – If, instead of arguing with each other, both had bothered to closely observe the various experiments which workers had already undertaken, in their time, with various self-management schemes, both, M. & B. would have had to teach more correct and useful ideas than such generalities. – JZ, 3.9.08. - SELF-MANAGEMENT, LIBERATION AT WORK, COOPERATIVE OR VOLUNTARY SOCIALISM, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THE EMPLOYEES, “SELF-MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE”: A Google search for it offered me recently 74 million results, including, apparently, many practical examples. – JZ, 21.5.14.
WORKERS: The most calamitous effect, however, of a restricted currency, is seen in the labor market. …” Badcock, Slaves to Duty, p.22. - MONETARY DESPOTISM VS. MONETARY FREEDOM, UNEMPLOYMENT, UNDER-EMPLOYMENT, LABOR LEGISLATION, INFLATION, DEFLATION, STAGFLATION
WORKERS: the next revolution … will be when those who work refuse to support those who don't. – Walter Hickel – He failed to distinguish e.g. between politicians, bureaucrats, legalized monopolists on the one side and savers, investors, businessmen, service providers on the other side and wrongly assumed that only blue color workers would be productive and increase the productivity of work and, thereby, its earnings. – JZ, 21.4.13. - REVOLUTION, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTIALITY, ENEMIES OF PROFITS, INTEREST, DIVIDENDS, PRIVATE PROPERTY, BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE, LEFTISM, PRODUCTIVE INVESTMENTS, PROLETARIANISM, STATE SOCIALISM, IGNORANCE, MARXISM, COMMUNISM, PREJUDICES, TAX STRIKES, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW COMPETITION, PROLETARIANS
WORKERS: The only kind of labor which gives the workingman a title to all its fruits is that which he does as his own master.” – Pope Pius XI: Quadragesimo anno, 1931. - SELF-MANAGEMENT, FREE WORKING CONDITIONS, BEING ONE’S OWN MASTER, SELF-EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYEE-SHAREHOLDING, COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS, WORK COOPERATIVES, SELF-MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
WORKERS: The reactionary lusts and prejudices of the workers.” - Karl Marx, quoted in TRIBUNE, London, and in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. - PREJUDICES
WORKERS: The workers are being exploited by the unions.” - Adrian Cutey. 5.3.73. – UNIONS, EXPLOITATION
WORKERS: The workers of Australia have been paying for the bludgers of Australia.” – M. Baume, 29.11.75. - BLUDGERS
WORKERS: the working-man needs no improvement in his condition except to be freed from the parasites who are living on him." – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.111, quoted in Libertarian Handbook 1973. – EXPLOITATION, LABOR LAWS, UNIONS, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
WORKERS: The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.” - Samuel Gompers. – Quite a few companies became unprofitable as a result of the anti-industrial activities of organized trade unionists. Finally they had organized and fought themselves out of their jobs. I met once the last orthopedic shoe-maker in West Berlin. He, too, had become unemployed by excess wage demands. The job was split efficiently in so many easily manageable parts that even unskilled persons could do them! Plasterers in West Berlin made themselves largely superfluous by monopolizing their jobs and driving their wages up so high that in the end the building firms imported and used very expensive semi-automatic plastering machines, which were cheaper for them. – If the unionized plasterers had been wise, they would have imported such machines themselves and operated them as independent contractors. – JZ, 5.1.08. - CORPORATIONS, COMPANIES, BUSINESSES, ENTERPRISES, FINANCIERS & PROFITS
WORKERS: Today it is the so-called bourgeois society alone which is social and democratic – the socialist one is neither democratic nor social, it still takes the position of Marx, who wrote to ‘Engels in August 1852: “It is dangerous … to associate with workers” for “more complete jackasses than the German workers do not exist!” – Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Bd. 4, S. 24/25. (“ Heute ist es so, dass allein die sogenannte buergerliche Gesellschaft sozial und demokratisch ist – die sozialistische ist weder demokratisch noch sozial, sie steht noch immer auf Marx’s Standpunkt, der im August 1852 an Engels schrieb:, es sein eine „gefaehrliche Sache ... mit Arbeitern in Verbindungen sich einzulassen“ denn: „komplettere Esel als diese deutschen Arbeiter gibt es nicht.!“) – Were they really so foolish while they rejected the ideas of Marx or only foolish by finally and all too much adopting them? - JZ, 17.4.11. - PROLETARIAT, MARXISM, STATE SOCIALISM
WORKERS: Treat men as men, and all else will be added to you. That is the essence of the book; … – John Leitch, Man to Man, p.X. – COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, PARTNERSHIPS, SELF-MANAGEMENT SCHEMES
WORKERS: We do not wish to return to the past. We are neither servants of the bourgeoisie nor mercenaries of the Entente. We are for the power of all the workers, not for the unbridled and tyrannical power of a single party, whichever one it is.” –From the Kronstadt ISVESTIIA, March 11, 1921, quoted in ANALYSIS, vol. I, No. 3, Sep. 71. - TOTALITARIAN COMMUNISM, KRONSTADT UPRISING
WORKERS: workers had sufficient interest, sense of responsibility, and intelligence to be trusted with some of the decision-making power hitherto monopolized by management. …” - David Jenkins, Job Power, p.147. - Alas, so far they had not sufficient initiative and enterprise spirit for this kind of transformation. All of the self-management options are also not yet sufficiently publicized and compared with each other. - JZ, 17.4.11.
WORKERS: Workers have forgotten they are the consumers of their own expensive products.” – From a leaflet of the Australian “Workers Party”, ca. 1975. – WAGE DEMANDS & CONSUMER PRICES
WORKING CLASS: Create the largest and most generous system of liberty, create the vital energizing spirit of liberty, and in a few short years the working classes would cease to be the property-less class; would become with their great natural qualities the largest property-owners in the country.” – Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.74. – To a large extent this has already happened under the mixed economy. It would have happened faster and to a larger extent under a quite free economy. – JZ, 3.9.08, 17,.4.11. - CAPITAL, PROPERTY, CAPITALISM
WORKING HOURS: It should be noted here that in Austria and Germany, for instance, the industrial laborer works an average of 43 hours a week … whilst the self-employed put in an average of 62,5 hours a week” - Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddhin, THE FREEMAN, 11/72. – WORKERS, WORKING HOURS, 40 or 48-HOURS WEEK, EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES, SELF-EMPLOYED, BUSINESSMEN, ENTREPRENEURS, MANAGERS, "EXPLOITATION"
WORKING HOURS: Labor cannot buy as much on a $ 48 thirty-hour week as it can buy on a $ 48 forty-eight-hour week.” - Leonard E. Read, The Romance of Reality, p.83. - WORKING HOURS, HIGHER WAGES, PURCHASING POWER, INFLATION
WORKING HOURS: Let my hours of labor range as I please from zero to 168 per week – subject, of course, to contracts.” – Leonard E. Read, 5/73. – And physical and mental capacity. Even he could not have managed 168 hours p.w., until the need for sleep and for eating is abolished. – But the attempt to legislate on this human activity is as wrong and as absurd as to try to legally regulate clothing, eating, sleeping, drinking, toilet, sex and sports activities. - JZ, 1.9.08. – EIGHT HOUR DAY
WORKING HOURS: Maximum Hours are Anti-Work”. – Leonard E. Read, Thoughts Rule the World, p.21.
WORKING HOURS: The wages of sin may be death but the hours are good.” – W. G. P., JOKES
WORKS: It works.” – “The question … is not whether the system works, but whether we like the way it works. Just because something works doesn’t mean it is desirable. Concentration camps work, if your purpose is to enslave people. Stealing works, if all you care about is money. Lying works, if you don’t give a damn about your personal integrity. Literally anything, no matter how monstrously immoral, will work, depending on your desires and how you define the term ‘work’”. – Sy Leon, quoted in Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.47. – UTILITARIANISM, MORALITY, ETHICS, PRINCIPLES, VALUES
WORLD BANK: The ideal solution would be to abolish the Fund and the Bank – wind them up and disperse their expertise to other activities. The Bank and the Fund were the progeny of a generation that regarded government management of banking and finance as being the only way forward. Yet in the intervening years, we have become increasingly aware of the advantages of getting government and politics out of monetary policy and finance.” – Sir Alan Walters, Do We Need the IMF and the World Bank? 1994, p.32. Walters was Margaret Thatcher’s financial policy adviser. He claims that much of the money lent to developing countries is wasted through incompetence and corruption and that loans made on an entirely commercial footing through the private sector would be better used.” – M. J. Cohen and John Major, History in Quotations, Cassell, 2004, 2006. ISBN 0-304-35387-6. - & INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, SEPARATION OF MONEY & FINANCE SYSTEMS FROM THE STATE, FOREIGN AID
WORLD CITIZENSHIP: I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world.” – Socrates, 469 – 399 B.C. - Socrates … said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. – Plutarch - SOCRATES, MANKIND, HUMANITY, HUMAN RACE, NATIONALISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, INTERNATIONALISM
WORLD CITIZENSHIP: I am not a German or an Australian but a cosmopolitan who is, unfortunately, still subjected to a territorial State. – JZ, 19.9.03. – And so are all other genuine peace- freedom- and justice lovers. – JZ, 23.10.07. - COSMOPOLITANISM
WORLD FEDERALISM: Since a government cannot run a national currency properly then it could far less run an international one. – If a government cannot run internal trade better than the market does, then it could far less run all international trade properly. – If a government cannot stop local crime then how in the world could any government hope to be able to cope with world-wide crime? – Is there even a single ruler in the world who rules himself optimally, in every respect? And yet each of the world federalists hopes that world rulers could rule thousands of millions of other people effectively and optimally, better than they could themselves! - There are no necessary and rightful tasks, which only a world government could fulfill. - National territorial sovereignty is, indeed, definitely wrong. But it requires its abolition and not another vain attempt to create a world-wide “counterforce”. Revolutions, military insurrections, putsches and civil wars, which are often the most uncivilized kinds of fighting, will then still occur. Although the world federation might always win – which is rather unlikely after the invention of nuclear mass murder devices – the price paid for this victory will be too high, once again, as it was, in WW I, WW II, the Korean and in the Vietnam and many of the following wars. - Where to could one escape from a world dictatorship or a corrupt world government? - Rather let all world federalists etc. set up their own organizations on a voluntary basis and without any territorial monopoly powers. Then they would be rather harmless. They would even help to break down the territorial borders. But every exclusive territorial world federation would compound the nationalist errors and wrongs and apply them world-wide. The worst would get to the top, there, too, the worst people of the world! – Who rules himself, properly, in every respect? – And yet there are some who believe themselves to be capable to properly rule and control all other people in the world! – That alone indicates that they are mental cases. – There are no necessary and rightful tasks that only a world government could and should undertake. - JZ, n.d. & 31.8.08. – UN, WORLD GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSION
WORLD FEDERALISM: World Federalism, n. Government ueber alles. – L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexikon, p.131. – A word play with the Nazi slogan and song: “Deutschland ueber alles!” (Germany above all!)
WORLD FEDERATION: A world federation of all minority groups, aiming at full exterritorial autonomy for all of them, could become the most powerful federation of all and this very fast. – JZ, n.d., & 30.10.07. – It would have to include all the remaining statist dissenters and factions, which want to do their things to themselves and which do no longer claim any territorial monopoly. On that basis they could come to peacefully coexist with all kinds of anarchist and libertarian societies, communities and competing governance systems, all only for their kind of volunteers. – JZ, 21.5.14. - & MINORITIES, PERSONAL LAW AUTONOMY OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL KINDS OF MINORITIES & DISSENTERS, INCLUDING EVEN STATISTS WHO ARE TOLERANT ENOUGH NOT TO CLAIM A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLLY FOR THEMSELVES
WORLD FEDERATION: All territorial federal governments are constitutional, legalized and juridically sanctioned - armed and organized conspiracies - against all those of their subjects who have not given them their individual consent. – JZ, 20.5.91, 31.8.08, 17.4.11. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, CONSENT
WORLD GOVERNMENT: a single consolidated government would become the most corrupt government on earth.” – Thomas Jefferson, in 1800.
WORLD GOVERNMENT: A single world government would constitute a world-wide and man-made disaster and it might last for all too long. – JZ, 24.11.94, 1.9.08, 17.4.11, 21.5.14.
WORLD GOVERNMENT: A world-wide free market and full exterritorial autonomy for all who want it for themselves would, obviously, be much more fruitful than any world government or world federation could possibly be. – JZ, 20.5.91. – UN, CENTRALIZATION, STATISM, VS. VOLUNTARISM, DECENTRALIZATION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECCESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, FREE MARKETS, COMPETITION, EXPERIMENTATION, ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM
WORLD GOVERNMENT: Any world government, like any multi-national corporation, should only be one of many, competitive ones, confined to voluntary members, investors and customers and limited to exterritorial autonomy only, under its own personal law. Only then can it be rightful and will it be relatively harmless or even a service organization for its subscribers, like world churches or world religions are. – We do have already thousands of international organizations. None of them should have a monopoly or the power to dominate any of the others. – Cosmopolitanism does not require political organization but just the recognition and realization of all individual rights and liberties, at least as an option for all communities of volunteers. - JZ, 16.6.94, 1.9.08, 21.5.14. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING WORLD GOVERNMENTS & WORLD FEDERATIONS, POLYARCHISM
WORLD GOVERNMENT: If a world political society is some day founded, it will be by means of freedom.” - Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p.189. - And then it will not be a single and uniform society for all but one of several frameworks for diverse societies, all peacefully competing to satisfy their own volunteers, just like there will be more than one sports club, one theatre society, one concert society, one scientific congress or one world university for all for all the world. – The unity notion should not be driven to the heights of absurdity. Globalization, to the extent that it should take place, should be quite voluntary and step by step done with individual consent only and that of voluntary communities and other groups. – To each the progress, stagnation or backwardness that they do wants for themselves. – I for one am still without a mobile phone and likely to remain so. I am even without a TV, for years now. – And I certainly would not want just one TV station for the whole world. Or a single air line. Would you? – The world-wide postal monopoly is bad enough. - JZ, 29.9.07. - WORLD SOCIETY, WORLD FEDERATION, WORLD STATE, COSMOPOLITANISM & FREEDOM, GLOBALIZATION
WORLD GOVERNMENT: If all constructive activity could be concerted to the end of achieving human felicity, everyone would be under the sway of the concerting force. It would be totalitarian whether the concerting force was some world-wide government, the people, or an idea. Whether it would produce felicity or not would be a moot question, for there would be no independent judgment to determine whether it was felicity or universal torment. It is the very condition of independence that one not be completely concerted. The advancement of the idea, then, it the advancement toward totalitarianism.” – Clarence B. Carson, “World in the Grip of an Idea”, THE FREEMAN, Jan. 77. - What applies to a world government does also apply to any territorial national government. - JZ, 17.4.11. - TERRITORIALISM, INDEPENDENCE, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, TOTALITARIANISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
WORLD GOVERNMENT: If we accept the proposition that present-day governments are likely to be riddled with corruption at every level, what could we expect from the biggest, richest, most powerful government of all time?” – Brian Wilshire, The Fine Print, published by Brian Wilshire, PO Box 209, Round Corner, NSW 2158, Australia, 1992, p.39. - & CORRUPTION, TERRITORIALISM
WORLD GOVERNMENT: If we didn’t have any national territorial governments then we would not, obviously, “need” any world-wide organization to subdue them. So, instead of creating a countervailing force in form of a world government, a super-empire government, we should try to get rid of national territorial governments or render them harmless by reducing their power to that over voluntary members and exterritorial autonomy only. – JZ, n.d. & 1.9.08. - The same kind of territorialist wrong and mistake is involved as occurred, historically, when feudalistic aristocracies were replaced by absolute monarchies. - JZ, 17.4.11.
WORLD GOVERNMENT: In the best-case scenario: a democratic world government with one vote per citizen, and no electoral fraud, each one of us would be outvoted by some four-thousand million people who would not be likely to be concerned about our welfare.” – Brian Wilshire, The Fine Print, published by Brian Wilshire, PO Box 209, Round Corner, NSW 2158, Australia, 1992., p.39/40. - DEMOCRACY & VOTING, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, RULE OF THE UNDER-INFORMED & PREJUDICED OVER THE SOMEWHAT ENLIGHTENED
WORLD GOVERNMENT: One only instead of xyz, all only for their xyz volunteers? – JZ, n.d. - OR WORLD FEDERATION, Q.
WORLD GOVERNMENT: Public social sense, which transcends frontiers, is a fact, and it persists, but it has so far failed to restrain local (national, territorial – JZ) governments from aggressive actions. Who is to repress the world authority when it, too, falls into the wrong hands?” – Alex Comfort, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, p.85, a book largely on the delinquency of authority. – Alas, kept out of print and off the Web for all too long. - JZ, 15.5.06. - PUBLIC OPINION, GOVERNMENTS, WAR, AGGRESSION
WORLD GOVERNMENT: Regardless of the kind of global system that is to be imposed: Monopoly Capitalist, Free Enterprise, Socialist or whatever, the bigger and more distant a government becomes, the harder it will be for its subjects to control it.” - Brian Wilshire, The Fine Print, published by Brian Wilshire, PO Box 209, Round Corner, NSW 2158, Australia., 1992., p.40. – World Governments would far exceed the optimal size for any government with involuntary subjects. If there is such an optimum for such governments. I believe it to be: zero subjects or 1 person, or volunteers only, all of them at the same time subjects and self-rulers. An optimum size would also tend to be maintained by governments, communities and societies that have all only voluntary subjects, with any and all of them remaining free to secede and to join or establish alternative exterritorially autonomous self-governance systems. – Not only most federal but also most State and local territorial governments have long exceeded their optimum sizes and toward involuntary and peaceful dissenting subjects they are always unjust. – Let individuals decide for themselves how large or small their society, community or competing governance system is going to be or to remain. No more conquests of territories and domination over their populations. No more involuntary members and subjects and thus no more targets, motives and means for mass extermination devices. - JZ, 1.10.07, 21.5.14. - & ITS SUBJECTS, DECENTRALIZATION VS. CENTRALIZATION, SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-MANAGEMENT, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION, LAIESSEZ-FAIRE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & CONTRACT IN EVERY SPHERE, CONSENT, MANDATE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, NWT
WORLD GOVERNMENT: The processes mentioned here, namely the consolidation, accentuation and centralization of coercive power is actually being advocated with a great degree of plausibility. Not only the Marxian communists, but the Nazis under Hitler, the Fascists under Mussolini, and even the New Dealers under Roosevelt, and of course the previous attempts of governments to gain control of open territories, as well as the trends inherent in capitalism itself (*), which gave birth to colonialism – all these movements had at the end of their process, avowed in most cases, the rulership of the world. And today we are being presented for consideration world government as a solution for the dilemma in which the world now finds itself - in short, world slavery to the all-embracing and omnipotent State as a solution of mankind’s ills. - There is one fly in this panacean ointment, and this is that the conflicts implicit in the process are going to be fought with weapons which are definitely annihilistic. …” - Laurance Labadie, Selected Essays, p.57. - (*) Monopoly capitalism: the opposite of laissez-faire capitalism! - JZ, 1.9.08. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, THE GENERAL HOLOCAUST, POWER, CENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM, WORLD-WIDE TOTALITARIANISM UNDER NEW FALSE PRETENCES, WORLD-EMPIRE
WORLD GOVERNMENT: They had asked why he didn’t think that the solution to wars was a single-government world order. “How do you vote with your feet when there’s nowhere else to go?” he’d answered.” – James P. Hogan, The Mirror Maze, p.205. – WORLD STATE, WORLD FEDERATION, TERRITORIALISM, PEACE, VOTE & EXIT, WITHDRAWAL OPTION, GIVING NOTICE, SECESSIONISM BY SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUALS, CONSENT, MANDATE, SELF-OWNERSHIP
WORLD GOVERNMENT: Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none.” – Stuart Chase. – A world government would be almost certain to lead to still more civil wars and they would be carried out with nuclear “weapons”. – I rather fear a world government or world empire even more than and territorial national government. It would be even more dangerous to individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 8.7.91, 1.9.08. –NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, CIVIL WARS, WORLD EMPIRE
WORLD GOVERNMENT: Tuccille shows what the State is part of the problem, not part of the solution, and that World Government is infinitely more dangerous to even toy with.” – Roy Childs Jr., reviewing Jerome Tuccille’s “Who’s Afraid of 1984?” in the LAISSEZ FAIRE BOOKS CATALOGUE, Sum. 75. – STATE
WORLD GOVERNMENT: Yes, we want One World – but whose?” – Lana Turner - Q. – To each his own choice, under panarchism. None with a world-wide territorial monopoly but, perhaps, all of them with at least some members in every country. – JZ, 2.8.13.WORLD HERITAGE: The most important world-heritage for human beings, in Australia and in the rest of the world, are individual liberties and rights. This heritage is not only very much neglected but also systematically attacked and destroyed. – JZ, 14.12.92, 8.9.08. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LONG OVERDUE
WORLD LAW: We prefer world law in the age of self-determination – we reject world war in the age of mass extermination.” – John F. Kennedy. – He ignored that the imposition of uniform territorial laws over large territories is the major cause of armed conflicts. – Word law in his sense would also mean that every future war would be a civil war and a world war. He, too, represented a Warfare State and under him the nuclear arsenal of the USA, i.e. its mass murder devices, were doubled. I for one am not prepared to forgive him for that or his opponents for they did not get rid of him for that reason. – Self-determination of a genuine type, namely for individuals and communities of volunteers, is precisely what is prevented through territorial “self-governments” like his. A genuine self-government is what would be left of any existing territorial government once all its peaceful dissenters are free to secede from it and all who wanted to had made use of this right and liberty. - JZ, 8.7.91, 12.7.92, 2.9.08. – CONSENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, UN, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP
WORLD MONETARY REFORM: The very words ‘world monetary reform’ arouse the same unease in me as would a proposal to control the world’s production of boots.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 2/73. – CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM
WORLD MOVERS: Let him that would move the world, first move himself.” – Socrates. – Recognize individual sovereignty and individual and group secessionism and you would see world-wide improvements resulting as fast as humanly possible through the experimental freedom and the practical demonstrations of successful new experiments to the rest of the world, then quite free to follow these examples through individuals joining them or whole other groups imitating them. Territorial politicians and bureaucrats are unlikely to adopt improvements fast enough. – Voluntary associationism can achieve what compulsory and territorial associationism can’t. - JZ, 1.9.08. - SELF-IMPROVEMENT, INDIVIDUALS, MINORITIES, PANARCHISM
WORLD OPINION: Another favourite misconception of the American leftists is an exaggerated belief in the existence and power of world opinion – which never seems to call Russia to any stern account for her transgressions, but which constantly puts pressure on us to ease international tensions … the fact that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reports that 70 per cent of the world’s population lives without knowing what is going on either at home or abroad. In their preoccupation the leftists fail to recognize the fact that the Communists themselves – our devoted enemies – formulate a large part of what passes as world opinion.” – Sen. Barry Goldwater - His uncritical use of the terms Russia and United Nations in this statement does already indicate that even supposedly somewhat enlightened political thinkers like him were still victims of some of the worst errors and prejudices of world opinion. - JZ, 17.4.11. – World opinion is even more widely split and contradictory than is national, State and local government area public opinion. The existence of a uniform public opinion is a myth. At most the local majority opinion is thus characterized and it is, usually, not the most enlightened opinion. – JZ, 2.7.13. – PUBLIC OPINION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM, UNWARRANTED GENERALIZATIONS
WORLD OPINION: I’ll show respect for world opinion when world opinion shows itself worthy of respect and not before, …” - Allen Druy, A Shade of Difference, p.598. – PUBLIC OPINION, MAJORITIES, PREJUDICES
WORLD OPINION: What, after all, is this world opinion, which we worry so much about? Do the mobs, which attack our embassies and burn our flags, really constitute a good example of ‘world opinion’? (*) – Do the intellectuals and journalists, who have sold themselves spiritually or financially to the communists, really represent the peoples in whose name they claim to speak? … ‘World opinion’ in many areas is a myth. In most of Africa it is nothing more or less than the personal opinion of such leaders as Egypt’s Nasser, Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah or Guinea’s Sekon Touré. Does Nehru really speak for India’s 438 million people? (**) Do the votes in the United Nations truly have any relation to the opinions of the peoples supposedly represented?” – Frank J. Johnson, “No substitute for Victory”, p.145/46. (***) - (*) A much better example is offered by the hundreds of thousands of legal and illegal immigrants to the U.S.A., in spite of the remaining or increasing restrictions of individual rights and liberties in the U.S.A. Imagine how attractive it would become, as an example for others and for millions of immigrants, if it were really a quite free and just society! – (**) 1200 million by now. Still plagued by xyz religions, superstitions and prejudices, which are not yet systematically countered by the Internet. - JZ, 17.4.11. - (***) Yes, there can be, namely a genuine peace, fully based on liberty and justice! - JZ, 1.9.08, 17.4.11. - Many interesting facts may still be “buried” in the 322 million search results one gets with Google when looking for “personal law in India”. - JZ, 21.5.14.
WORLD POLICEMAN: We Americans have no commission from God to police the world. – Benjamin Harrison ? - OR TRADITIONAL AMERICANISM?
WORLD SAVING: The “world” saves itself, given freedom. Free human beings will, sooner or later, solve their own problems, as well as possible, in their own and various ways. They do at least have the right to try to do so – at their own expense and risk. That means, they should become free to secede and to reorganize themselves in various societies and communities, all of volunteers only and none of them claiming or needing any territorial monopoly and involuntary subjects for their experiments. “Release all creative energies!” - as Leonard E. Read frequently demanded. – JZ, 9.10.96, 8.9.08, 7.4.11. - The world can only be saved individual by individual and voluntary group by voluntary group, i.e. by full individual and minority group secessionism and personal law or exterritorial autonomy for volunteers or, in other words, full experimental freedom, freedom of association and contract, in short, by voluntarism, associationism, contractarianism, panarchism, polyarchism or competing governance. As a single organization or establishment it is no more sensible than is a single employer for the world population, a single service provider, a single health service and institution, a single police force, or a single huge building for all productive work and another one for all the population of Earth, a single publisher, broadcaster, a single school and a single university for all. It is the ultimate of the absurd and wrongful unification or unity spleen. – JZ, 2.7.13.
WORLD SOCIETY: If their senses were not dulled by their idolatry, the one-worlders could draw a sound conclusion from these two examples; namely, that the only way to a world society is through free trade. (*) This does not mean that free trade alone would guarantee world peace, for there are other political institutions that make for frictions; but, it would go a long way. After all, if the customer is always right, how could he be an enemy?” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.127. - (*) If it included e.g. fully free migration, full monetary and financial freedom as well and full freedom of association and of disassociation or individual and group secessionism and autonomy. – But I for one would welcome a world-wide federation of quite rightful local militias, all of volunteers and for the protection of all genuine individual rights and liberties only, to the extent that free individuals do want to apply them among themselves. That, too, should not be obligatory. Your right to free speech, to freedom of press and assembly does not mean that you have to make use of them every day or every week or ever, if you do not want to. - JZ, 1.9.08. - If he had been a chess player, would he have considered only ONE move among his many options? Even in the single sphere that he considered, namely Free Trade or Protectionism, he took territorialism for granted and ignored the possibility of Free Trade for Free Traders and of Protectionism for Protectionists only. There are many different answers, choices, actions and experiments. Let each one choose his own - at the own risk and expense. I doubt that he would have favored e.g. a Free Trade or a black market trade in mass extermination devices. - JZ, 17.4.11. - NWT, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM
WORLD SOCIETY: One World – One Marketplace – One worldism is not an impossible ideal; but, it is not attainable through the medium of political power. On the contrary, the organization of the world into a single society - which is what the one-worlders really want - can be accomplished only if people can rid themselves of the fetish of authoritarianism.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.124. - Rather, of territorialism or monopolism. If volunteers are foolish enough to grant authoritarian powers over themselves to an individual or a small group among them, then that is their problem. Each new generation, as a new invasion of barbarians, as someone once said, should see not only attractive but also deterrent examples for life's diverse choices. - JZ, l7.4.11. - AUTHORITARIANISM, WORLD STATE, WORLD MARKET, COSMOPOLITANISM, TERRITORIALISM, GLOBALISM
WORLD STATE: A territorial world State would be a world-wide threat to freedom and individual rights. National bureaucracies are bad enough. - However, exterritorially autonomous and competing World-States, world federations, world monarchies, world republics etc. and all kinds of federations of voluntary communities, all without any territorial monopoly claims and without any compulsory subjects, would be quite another matter. – JZ, 5.5.95. – Let them compete for members like the world religions do. – JZ, 31.8.08.
WORLD STATE: Have the actions and discussions of the UN left the impression that either of them was always very rational, wise, and just? Or were they usually just as unjust, irrational and prejudiced as those of most territorial governments? – Just look at their very flawed “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” of 10.12.1948! – Have the troops under the command of the UN always acted much better than any other national government troops? - JZ, 31.8.08. – The UN represents nothing more and nothing better than rather the dis-united territorial governments. It even represents obviously criminal regimes. None of the world's population did even get a single "equal" vote among 6,000 million people potential voters, for the election of any of the UN's "representatives". - They are just appointed by territorial governments and as such represent merely legalized criminal gangs with involuntary victims. - JZ, 17.4.11. - UNITED NATIONS, UN, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM.
WORLD STATE: If we want to avoid the Ultimate Totalitarian State, a world State, we cannot merely rethink government, we must exist without it!” – An unnamed anarcho-capitalist, quoted in THE VOLUNTARYIST, No. 89, Dec. 1997, in a letter by “A Grateful Subscriber.” - All we will have to do is living without any territorial governments. That would not be any loss but, rather, a great gain for most of us. - JZ, 17.4.11.
WORLD STATE: Now, if the business of the state is to cause friction within any given segment of society, any one country, by what logic can it be shown that a world-state will prevent friction? If a small state is an evil, as the one-worlders insist, why should a big state be a good? Can an institution that is essentially antisocial be made pro-social by enlargement? No matter how high the totem pole it is not God.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, “One Worldism”, p.125. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, COMPUSION VS. VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP.
WORLD STATE: The breaking down of economic barriers does not require a political unification but, rather, the abolition of territorial political powers. - JZ, 31.8.08. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM
WORLD STATE: The World State Craze” was Sprading’s most memorable work (for libertarians) since “Liberty and the Great Libertarians”. In it, he begins with an attack on Internationalism (while supporting isolationism) and imperialism. He continues his criticism with an ardent attack on the principles of the U.N. “There are a number of ways by which the individual can lose his individuality, his liberty, his opportunity to advancement. But there is no more certain way to destroy the individual than to make him the subject of a world State.” (pp.13-14) - Kenneth Gregg on Charles T. Sprading, in NEW LIBERTARIAN, May 78. - S. was a member of the Los Angeles Liberal Club and, apparently, died after the Vietnam War, rather disappointed with all the trends of his time: “By the time of his death, he did not want to discuss libertarianism, or politics, or the possibility of a free society. … “
WORLD STATE: The World State is the application of the fundamental Marxist error on private enterprises, as monopolies, which ought, according to the Marxists, to be replaced by a countrywide public enterprise monopolist, and this time on a worldwide scale. Nationalization on a worldwide scale is obviously not the answer. Even more power to a single government for the world is one of the worst things that could be done. It just does not make any sense, especially at a time when management science for large enterprises does, finally and only all too gradually, discover the benefits of decentralization, delegation of decision-making, internal group work and contracting and forms of self-management, partnerships, employee-shareholding etc. – However, let there be as many multinationals as can make a living without any fraud, coercion and legalized monopolies. – And let us try to discover the optimal sizes for all kinds of human organizations. Bigger is not always better, beyond certain limits. This world is not dominated by elephants. - JZ, 27.11.95, 31.8.08, 17.4.11.
WORLD STATE: The World State suggestion is as wrong and absurd as well as harmful as would be the suggestion to transfer all economic activities to a single world corporation. Political corporations need fully free competition with them, from volunteers, exterritorially organized, of all kinds, and thereby they should themselves become reduced to communities of volunteers. To build up territorialism into a worldwide monopoly would be the greatest wrong and absurdity. It would increase rather than reduce the problems of majoritarian territorialism and of minorities, if they cannot achieve local territorial majority status. – JZ 30.11.95. – Imagine the situation when e.g. religious multi-millions of Indians or ideologically motivated Chinese could outvote, via a world State, all others in the world. That could lead to numerous civil wars. – JZ, 31.8.08. – PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, STATISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE
WORLD STATE: This attempt to carry the pattern of centralization a stage further inspires no confidence whatever in the light of our study of the mechanisms which determine individual conduct. The greater the degree of power, and the wider the gap between governors and governed, the stronger the appeal of office to those who are likely to abuse it, and the less the response which can be expected from the individual. Super-governments have succeeded, as the Roman Church succeeded for a while, when they could appeal directly to the mores of the public. Public social sense, which transcends frontiers is a fact, and it persists, but it has so far failed to restrain local governments from aggressive actions. Who is to repress the world authority when it too falls into the wrong hands?” – Alex Comfort, Authority and Delinquency, p.85. - Unfortunately, even most SF writers have envisioned nothing better than whole planets or their territories under a single system or organization. - I would like to hear about all the exceptions. - JZ, 17.4.11. - TERRITORIALISM AT ITS EXTREME, CENTRALIZATION, POWER, STATISM
WORLD STATE: Until the protection of individual freedom is much more firmly secured than it is now, the creation of a world state would probably be a greater danger to the future of civilization than even war.” - Friedrich A. Hayek. - & WAR, LIBERTY, FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALISM, CIVILIZATION
WORLD STATE: Whatever the merits of a World State in relation to the preservation of peace – and those merits have been greatly exaggerated, especially when we recall that some of the bloodiest conflicts have occurred within nation states – it is probable that it would tend to demand of us that unqualified obedience which consciences rightfully could not give. Its thrust to oligarchy and bureaucracy would no doubt resemble that of the nation state (although the absence of external “enemies” might restrict this tendency in some measure) and this thrust could be checked, in the end, only by readiness not merely for legal dissent but also for civil disobedience.” – Mulford Q. Sibley, The Obligation to Disobey, p.97. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, WARS, CIVIL WARS, STATISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, DECENTRALIZATION, CENTRALIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, OVERSIZED ORGANIZATIONS, BIGNESS
WORLD STATE: Whether or not there exists a supernational authority with an international parliament is of minor importance. The real need is to abandon policies detrimental to the interests of other nations. (*) No international authority can preserve peace if economic wars continue.” Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p. 6. - (*) Also any "policies" which are contrary to involuntary members of the own "nation". Only volunteers can form a genuine national society and for that they do not need any territorial monopoly. - JZ, 17.4.11. – VOLUNTARISM, MINORITY RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM
WORLD STATE: While, indeed, national territorial States should get out of our diverse ways, a new World State or world-wide empire should not get into our ways. Free Trade, Free Migration, freedom in transportation, freedom for investments, monetary freedom, the free flow of information and the recognition of all other genuine individual rights and liberties - would unite mankind much more than any World State, World Government or World Federation possibly could. People do not have to become politically and territorially organized and regulated. On the contrary: They require the absence of any territorial government intervention. – JZ, 1.9.08, 17.4.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, CENTRALIZATION
WORLD WAR I: [This war] disregards all the restrictions known as International Law, which in peacetime the states had bound themselves to observe; it ignores the prerogatives of the wounded and the medical service, the distinction between civil and military sections of the population, the claims of private property. It tramples in blind fury on all that comes in its way, as though there were to be no future and no peace among men after it is over.” – Sigmund Freud, “Thoughts for the Times on War and Death”, Spring 1915; Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, vol.14, 1957. - (*) Often this was done quite emotionally and out of sheer ignorance, in WW II as well, under slogans like: War is war! - Another result of compulsory and territorial “education”. - JZ, 23.9.07, 17.4.11. - INTERNATIONAL LAW, RULES OF WARFARE, TOTAL WAR, STATES, GENERALS, WARFARE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, TOTAL WAR
WORLD WAR I: In World War I, no one "appeased" anyone else, everyone was ultra-hawkish, mobilized, and hanged tough, and the result was a momentous, totally disastrous, and useless four-year war that devastated Europe beyond repair, and ineluctably set the stage for the victories of Communism and Nazism, neither of which would have gotten anywhere if peace had prevailed. War-hawk theory is not only grievously and evidently incorrect, it has the blood of countless millions on its hands. - Murray Rothbard - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – How many other contributing factors were involved? – JZ, 26.3.12. - TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, SECURITY, BALANCE OF POWER, SECURITY, DEFENCE, STRENGTH, ARMS RACE, TAXATION, CENTRAL BANKING, CONQUEST & VICTORY NOTIONS, MILITARISM, CONSCRIPTION, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, WAR & PEACE AIMS, POWER-ADDICTION & POWER-MADNESS, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS
WORLD WAR II: if you ask who won the Second World War, the answer is Germany and Japan, who got rid of the military and were able to devote their whole resources to economic development, whereas the United States and the Soviet Union were very severely handicapped because of their ambition to be great powers, to be super-powers.” – Kenneth Boulding, SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, Oct. 82, p. 17. - VICTORY, GERMANY, JAPAN, WORLD WAR II, MILITARISM
WORLD WAR III: If no “miracle” happens then WW III will begin during our lifetime. We do have to make this “miracle” appear. My PEACE PLANS series is dedicated to try to answer the question: How? – JZ, n.d. & .9.08. – It ended with issue 1779 in 2002. Microfiche remained all too unpopular. – JZ, 21.5.14.
WORLD WAR III: One could make an interesting list of the predictable wrongs and mistakes of WW III. It might help in avoiding them. By avoiding them we might even prevent WW III. This list is in no way complete or optimally formulated. Hundreds of other points should be added and better formulations should be substituted. Think about it. Your life and that of all those, whom you love, are at stake as well. Do you really love your life and them, if you can’t be bothered to ponder such problems? - 1.) Finance by taxation and confiscation. 2.) Finance by forced loans. 3.) Finance by inflation. 4.) Conscription. 5.) All too vague or no quite rightful war aims declared in time and in believable form. 6.) Demands for unconditional surrender. 7.) Indiscriminate warfare. 8.) Even deserters and conscripts treated as prisoners of war and irreconcilable enemies. 9.) No systematic tyrannicide attempts. 10.) No systematic attempts to induce the soldiers of a dictatorship to desert or to rise against it. 11.) No attractive governments and societies in exile set up and fully recognized for their present and future volunteers. 12.) No systematic efforts to induce a military insurrection or popular revolution on the other side. 13.) Use of misleading or quite false war propaganda. 14.) Suppression of individual rights and liberties and of civil liberties. 15.) No separate peace treaties allowed. 16.) Opponents prosecuted as traitors. 17.) Conscientious objectors shot or imprisoned. 18.) Indiscriminate use of mass murderous “weapons”. 19.) No election and recall for officers. 20.) Decision on war and peace, international negotiations and treaties remaining monopolized. 21.) Military obedience remaining strictly enforced. 22.) Rights and liberties of soldiers not recognized and respected. 23.) Seniority system of promotions. 24.) Information through “proper” and nationalized channels only. 25.) Price controls and rationing. 26.) Centrally planned and directed economies. 27.) Rights of neutral groups and individuals not respected. 28.) International warfare conventions not abided by or even made sufficiently known. 29.) Economic warfare instead of continuing peaceful trade as much as possible. 30.) Psychological warfare only in the sense of merely demoralizing the other side. 31.) Appeals mainly only to nationalistic and territorialist emotions and prejudices. – JZ, n.d. & 1.9.08, 17.4.11. - For some more details see my two libertarian peace books on www.butterbach.net - JZ
WORLD WAR III: We shall not find it possible to learn from World War III because there would not be enough left.” – Dean Rusk, Address, to the American Legion national convention, Portland, Oregon, 24.8.1965. – People like him and a few other territorial leaders, as well as their all too submissive territorial subjects, the primary targets for any nuclear war, have made all too sure of that. – JZ, 1.9.08.
WORLD WAR III: When I die the world ends.” – This is the title of a science fiction story. Many human beings now could say this truthfully. But, do they think and act accordingly, as yet? – JZ, n.d., & 1.9.08, 17.4.11. - NWT, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, OBEDIENCE
WORLD WARS I & II: Were e.g. WWI & WWII fought for freedom of speech and information? Not even ONE government in exile as an alternative to the Kaiser and then to Hitler, was recognized by the Western Allies! Open-air meetings and speeches are also still all too restricted, even in Australia and in the USA. Territorial rule was the wrongful aim on both sides. Neither side recognized ALL genuine individual rights and liberties! On both sides monetary and financial despotism dominated, also protectionism and colonialism! Not every war is justified. Ponder what would justify e.g. any nuclear war. - JZ, 25.12.11, Facebook, 25.12.11, commenting on: Wall Photos - Remembering those who gave more than wrapped presents both Australian and American this Christmas ... - TERRITORIALISM & WAR AIMS
WORLD: It’s hard to realize that you live in a world of your own – bounded by your own knowledge, your own perception, your own ways or reasoning, your own set of standards. (*) And that the other person doesn’t reside there. (**) He lives in his own world. - Sometimes your worlds will overlap; with some people, they’ll overlap often. But most of each person’s world is different from yours. What is obvious to you may seem very strange to him. You can base a plan on making him see the light, but the plan can very easily go astray. - And if it’s difficult to influence just one person, think what you’re up against when you hope to change the prevailing views of a whole society of people. - Do you know what you face? Do you understand each of the individual natures of the thousands of millions of people you’d have to convert to make your ideal society possible? (***) Will your statement of the truth be sufficient to make each of them give up his own way of seeking happiness and follow your way? - This doesn’t mean that the world never changes - for better or for worse (****) It changes constantly. But what we see as a changing world is the result of millions of individual changes that add up to a net change in the General Market. (*****) The general change is a result of many specific individual changes.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.116. - (*) Alas, we are not fully free to do that! (**) Neither is he as free, as yet, apart from private thoughts and actions. - (***) Democracies, with their majority voting, are certainly not the best way to achieve that. - (****) But it means, even today, that it still changes all too slowly and often still for the worse! – (*****) System changes can, as a rule, not be achieved by individuals under territorialism. - Alas, Harry Browne did not arrive at panarchist conclusions from such considerations, although in most other spheres he was a free marketeer, laissez-faire and free contract advocate. He wrote books on how to profit from inflations and deflations, rather than on how to stop and prevent them. – JZ, 31.8.08. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, CHANGE, INFLUENCE, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM
WORLD: The world exists more for actions than for possession. There is more to do in the world than merely to live in it and enjoy it as far as possible, under present conditions. – JZ, 14.10.90, 17.4.11 – Originally: Die Welt ist mehr fuers Tun als zum Haben da. Es gibt mehr auf der Welt zu tun als zu haben. - DUTY, ENJOYMENT, LIVING IT UP, PROPERTY, RICHES, WEALTH, PROSPERITYWORLD: The world is but one country and mankind its citizens.” – Baha’u’llah – As one of the unarmed prophets he did not win. The Bahai’s are still only a small minority and more or less stuck on his limited views, although they are personally often very nice and otherwise intelligent people. – JZ, 31.8.08,17.4.11. - ONE WORLD, WORLD STATE, WORLD FEDERATION, COSMOPOLITANISM
WORLD: The world is yours – once you take it.” – The Wolverine, 10/7/72. – Easier said than done. And do we want all others to be free to take our part of this world as well? – The Wolverine, too, may have been more of a power addict than a freedom and justice lover, a believer in might rather than right, a follower of at least one of the misinterpretations of Stirner and of his many flawed wordings. – JZ 31.8.08. - Can anyone rightfully own a whole large country or even a planet? – JZ, 2.8.13. - EGOISM, MIGHT, RIGHT, CONQUEST? OCCUPATION?
WORLD: The world needs improvements and can be improved. Even individuals can be improved or induced to improve themselves.” – Originally, in German: Die Welt ist verbesserungsfaehig und verbesserungsbeduerftig. Sogar einzelne Menschen sind’s. – JZ, 14.10.90.
WORLD'S SMALLEST POLITICAL QUIZ: The World’s Smallest Political Quiz is the single best outreach tool we libertarians have.” – George Getz, Libertarian Party press secretary. - I hold that an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties would be even more attractive. (See my anthology of over 130 private drafts as opposed to governmental ones, online as part of a disc at www.butterbach.net) More attractive would also be a genuine privatization scheme that returns the value of all government assets to the taxpayers or citizens. (See PEACE PLANS 19 c, ibid.) Full monetary and financial freedom, if they could be freely practised anywhere, at least for a period, could attract even more converts via their result, full employment and sound currencies combined with low taxation and high gains from proper social insurance arrangements. (See for instance the writings by Ulrich von Beckerath and Dr. Walter Zander on www.reinventingmoney.com) - The quiz has only the advantage of being cheap to mass produce and distribute and not being outlawed. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – I have still to see a good defence, liberation and revolution program by them and a good program against the threat of nuclear war, as I tried to supply with my second peace book: www.butterbach.net/epinfo/abc.htm - The ideas and practices of panarchism, so the extent that they can already be applied, could unite all libertarians with all anarchist groups and even with all statist groups - on the common platform of full exterritorial autonomy for all of them, or: To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice. See www.panarchy.org and www.panarchism.info There are xyz roads leading to Rome. Libertarians have still failed to properly assemble all their ideas, in a common digitized library, abstracts and review collection, bibliography, ever growing libertarian electronic encyclopedia and libertarian ideas archive, and an anthology of all the diverse classification systems of political, economic and social movements, although they do believe that they are good in marketing and advancing free market options. They neglected these and, probably, many other free market options and thus remained for all too long already unsuccessful still and will remain unsuccessful until they change fundamentally, especially with regard to their territorialism and all its consequences. This is largely their own fault. They are still too conservative and limited in their approach and have not yet made optimal use of all the alternative media. – JZ, 21.4.09, 17.4.11.
WORRYING: Ain’t no sense in worrying about things you got control over, ‘cause if you got control over them, ain’t no sense worrying,. And there ain’t no sense worrying about things you got no control over, ‘cause if you got no control over them, ain’t no sense in worrying about them.” – Mickey Rivers. – Not being in control over our own affairs should become our greatest worry. – JZ, 5.8.92. - SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION, VS. TERRITORIALISM & POLITICS AS USUAL
WORSHIP: Resistance to tyranny is service to God." - James Madison. – That is the only kind of worship that I like. - JZ, 5.1.08.
WORSHIP: The Church demands worship - the very thing that man should give to no being, human or divine. To worship another is to degrade yourself.” - Robert Ingersoll, Individuality. - GOD, CHURCHES, RELIGION
WORSHIP: The most preposterous notion that homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest and least productive industry in all history.” - (Somehow the name of the author got lost here! - JZ) Mankind had rulers, declared to be Gods and wanting to be worshipped, prayed to, flattered etc. Mankind had all too much experience with such guys – and simply transferred such notions, customs and practices to the later visions and myths of a single and almighty God, wishing to the treated like the human ruler-gods wished to be, and also having the same human frailties, in spite of, supposedly, being a perfect being, one quite independent of his creatures. The “divine” rulers have probably existed for more thousands of years than the notion of an invisible and all-powerful single God and creator. Man has largely become conditioned by such notions and practices, errors, myths and false assumptions. - Logic, facts and consistency never played any large role in that sphere. - JZ, 7.9.08. - The divinity spleen of and for rulers, with its authoritarianism, has also led to territorialism and all its crimes. - JZ, 17.4.11. - PRAYERS, GOD, CHURCHES, FAITH, RELIGION
WORTHINESS: I am not concerned that I have no place; I am concerned how I may fit myself for one. I am not concerned that I am not known; I seek to be worthy to be known.” - Confucius, Analects, bk.iv, c.xiv. - SELF-IMPROVEMENT, FAME, MERIT, POPULARITY, SUCCESS, SELF-RESPECT, POSITION, POWER, JOBS
WORTHWHILE EFFORTS: Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.” - W. Grenfell, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, 118. , JOBS, TASKS, DOING SOMETHING WORTHWHILE, JOY, HAPPINESS, DUTY, SELF-APPRECIATION, SELF-RESPECT, CREATIVE JOY
WRITERS: I only those would write who have something to say, …” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.70. -- In many books, which, probably, I should not have read at all, I did not feel compelled to mark a single striking fact, passage or thought. In others only a few. A few extracts from them, by other readers and myself, could in a few short volumes replaces whole shelves of books, as far as lasting observations, thoughts and ideas are concerned. - JZ, 26.7.92, 3.9.08. - BOOKS, PERIODICALS, JOURNALISTS,
WRITERS: Too many push a pen who should wield a broom.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.84. –INTELLECTUALS
WRITING: Writing not only came to serve as a warehouse for knowledge but also led to more advanced forms of thought. The act of writing removed the emotional heat of face-to-face debate - so thinkers could approach their work with cooler heads. Also, because a sentence had to be grammatical and complete to be understood by the reader, writers were forced to make explicit the assumptions of their arguments, and once their ideas were down in cold print, it was easier to go back and check for flaws of fact or logic. - John McCrone - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - TEXTS, RECORDED WORDINGS, WRITING IMPROVES THINKING
WRITINGS FOR THE FUTURE: I have withdrawn from affairs as well as from society, and from my own affairs in particular: I am acting on behalf of later generations. I am writing down a few things that may be us use to them; I am committing to writing some helpful recommendations, …” - Seneca, Letters, VIII, p.44/45. – FUTURISM, UTOPIANISM, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBRARY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS & REVIEW COLLECTION, INDEX, DIRECTORY, DIGITAL LIBRARY, ARGUMENT MAPPING, ENLIGHTENMENT EFFORTS, JOKES, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY
WRITINGS VS. LECTURES: In writing you can get at least a good chance to finish what you want to say, to improve upon it, gradually, in several revisions. In lectures, conversations, discussions and debates (even when these are recorded and these records are made easily and cheaply enough accessible) you produce only insufficiently revised ideas and opinions, often only thoughts of and for the moment and only to a temporary and limited audience, which had come together more or less by chance, and which have only a limited if any interest for whatever you have to say. With your writings you do address, at least potentially, all who are now seriously interested in what you have to say, enough to acquire the text, and also those, who will be interested, in the future. Thus one should take much more care with one’s writings than with one’s talk or even lectures, unless the lectures are really only readings from one’s writings on a subject. – However, to the extent that talks and lectures are recorded now, stored somewhere and retrievable, this difference does become diminished. – In both cases words are a kind of weapon and should, therefore, be wielded responsibly. - JZ, 30.7.82, 7.9.08. – SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY
WRITINGS VS. SPEECHES: What one speaks must be dedicated to the moment, the present time; what one writes should be dedicated to the consequences, the future.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”, JZ tr. of: “Was man muendlich ausspricht, muss der Gegenwart gewidment sein; was man schreibet, widme man der Ferne, der Folge.” – Many of his remarks stood up pretty well to the passing of many decades since his death, in 1832. – JZ, 15.9.2008.
WRITINGS: Bad writing does not bleed when cut. It may even become good writing, but, perhaps, only very gradually, e.g., as I try to do with some of my slogans. – JZ, 1983, 13,8.87, 2.908.
WRITINGS: I am convinced more and more every day that fine writing is, next to fine doing, the top thing in the world.” – John Keats, Letter to J. H. Reynolds, Aug. 23, 1819. - SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY
WRITINGS: The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” - quoted in adv. email 11.7.04
WRONGDOERS: For a wrongdoer to be undetected is difficult, and for him to have confidence that his concealment will continue is impossible.” – Epicurus, “Vatican Sayings”, 3rd. c. B.C., 7, in Letters, Principal Doctrines, and Vatican Sayings, tr. Russel M. Geer. - His chances are certainly greater if his opposition consists mainly only in a governments monopoly police force, which is all too busy to go after “crimes” without victims. – JZ, 8.9.08. - CRIME, POLICE
WRONGDOERS: You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.” – Emerson, Compensations, Essays, First Series, 1841. – Most criminals are not caught and convicted. And if they are convicted, they are not convicted of all their crimes. And even for most of the crimes they have committed and were convicted of, they do not have to pay or work off the indemnification claims involved. In other words, crime is still good business for all too many, and for all too long, as long as its main opponent is merely the government’s police force and government courts. – JZ, 8.9.08, 21.5.14. – CRIME, PUNISHMENT, CRIMINALS
WRONGS OR HARM: The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859). - Utilitarianism does not provide the ultimate measure or standard of values. – Wrongs and harm are still mixed up today, by all too many! - JZ – WRONGS OR HARM TO BE AVOIDED? RIGHTS LIBERTIES VS. UTILITARIANISM
WRONGS: A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom.” – Thomas Paine, introduction to Common Sense, 1776. - TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE VS. TOLERANCE, COMPULSION VS. VOLUNTARISM, GOVERNMENT VS. SELF-GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, COMPETITION & VOLUNTARISM VS. MONOPOLISM & COMPULSION IN EVERY SPHERE
WRONGS: A wrong is done frequently also by him, who does not do something, not only by him who does do something. – Marc Aurel. - JZ tr. of: “Unrecht tut oft derjenige, der etwas nicht tut, nicht nur der, der etwas tut.” – NON-ACTION, PASSIVITY, INDIFFERENCE, NEUTRALITY
WRONGS: All actions relating to the rights of others, whose maxim cannot stand publicity are wrong.” – Immanuel Kant, in Eternal Peace, in my translation of the German version: “Alle auf das Recht anderer Menschen bezogene Handlungen, deren Maxime sich nicht mit der Publizitaet vertraegt, sind unrecht.” - In the same chapter he also stated that “All actions relating to the rights of others, whose maxim requires publicity in order to succeed, are rightful.” – Quoting from my flawed memory only. – JZ, 31.8.08. – PUBLICITY & JUSTICE, SECRECY & INJUSTICE
WRONGS: But I suggest, gentlemen, that the difficulty is not so much to escape death; the real difficulty is to escape from doing wrong, which is far more fleet on foot.” – Socrates in his defence. – Ulrich von Beckerath blamed Socrates for having omitted in his defence to simply ask the judges and the public: “Please point out to me those Athenians whom I am supposed to have corrupted!” – If that hat been done, then hundreds of Athenians and also their friends and families, would have come forward in the defence of Socrates. – But then Socrates never claimed to be a good trial lawyer. He was more interested in facts and in philosophical considerations, - which are often of no interest or influence in court cases at all. There some slander or some unpopular views may lead to the death penalty, long terms in prisons or deportation. – JZ, 31.8.08. - DEATH, COURTS OF “JUSTICE”, JURISDICTION, EVIDENCE, WITNESSES
WRONGS: Do no wrong. Suffer not wrong. – Suffer no wrong. Do not wrong.” – Rudolf von Ihering, p.27. – Good Book title? – JZ
WRONGS: Everything you know is wrong.” – First quote in a prologue by Saul-Paul Sirag, physicist, The Fireside Theatre, quoted by TXC, THE CONNECTION 75, p.19. – RED., KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, ERRORS
WRONGS: Failure of Systems of Power - Now turn from the discussion of the moral basis of unlimited power to the practical working of our power-system. There is, I think, one blessed fact that runs through all life - that if a thing is wrong in itself, it won’t work. No skill, no ingenuity, no elaborate combinations of machinery, will make it work. No amount of human artifice and contrivance, no alliance with force, no reserves of guns and bayonets, no nation in arms even if almost countless in number, can make it work.” – Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.59. – As if crime had never been profitable to criminals with victims. – JZ, 21.5.14.
WRONGS: For every social wrong there must be a remedy. But the remedy can be nothing less than the abolition of the wrong.” – Henry George, Social Problems, ch.9. – SOLUTIONS, REMEDIES, REFORMS, ABOLITIONISM
WRONGS: He who is wrong fights against himself.” – Egyptian proverb. – Wrongful actions are against the own rational and long-term selfish interest. Even some habitual criminals do recognize that after all too many years or even decades of crimes with victims. – JZ, 31.8.08.
WRONGS: If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Penguin Books, abridged edition, 1995, p.39. – IN THOUGHTS & ACTIONS, IGNORANCE, ERRORS, PREJUDICES, DELUSIONS, TRUTH, HARM
WRONGS: In Aeschylus’ “Libation Bearers”, Orestes actually says: “Right clashes with right.” This theme is no less obvious in Aeschylus’ “Eumenides”. It is a central motif in his work. Hegel’s notion that it is the essence of tragedy do represent collisions in which both sides are justified was based squarely on Greek tragedy; but he overshot the mark when he claimed occasionally that both sides are equally justified. As a rule, wrong clashes with greater wrong, not only in Greek tragedy but also in life and in history.” – Walter Kaufmann, Without Guilt and Justice, p. 19. - Compare: “The greatest justice is the greatest injustice!” – One can hardly discuss such general statements without discussing particular cases. In most of these cases they have, probably, not been thought through sufficiently. Are bystanders quite innocent and thus wrongfully killed in bomb-executions of tyrants? – One could argue against this: Why were they nearby – and this without making a tyrannicide attempt themselves? – JZ, 31.8.08. – Sometimes the idea of "the greatest good for the greatest number" is applicable here and such a decision is inevitable. On the other had, I would have no compunction to use a machine gun against a mob that is trying to burn what it considers to be a "witch". - JZ, 17.4.11. - RIGHT, JUSTICE, WAR, CLASHES, CONTRADICTIONS, PARADOXES, TYRANNICIDE.
WRONGS: One measure of humanity lies in the lengths to right the wrongs perpetuated against others. Recognition of wrongdoing is the first crucial step.” – Raja Thomas, The Journals, quoted in Frank Herbert, The Lazarus Effect, p.217. – And how can we do so if we haven’t even bothered as yet to compile, discuss and agree upon an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties? Not even on the best definition of the concept of right? – JZ, 31.8.08. - MORALITY, ETHICS, JOURNALS, RIGHTS, EVILS, INDEMNIFICATION
WRONGS: One wrong does not justify another.” – Legal maxim. – “Inuria non excusat injuriam.”
WRONGS: Territorial governments also inflict many more wrongs than mere individual could, even with the worst intentions. – And they do not let individuals and minorities secede from them. – The consequence of this right and free competition from exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, with the former territorial States, then reduced to societies of statist volunteers, would be quite rightful and well deserved “punishment” for them. Maybe this would even serve to rehabilitate them. - JZ, 31.8.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, VOLUNTARISM
WRONGS: The customer is often wrong – but gets what he chooses and pays for and that in itself is right, however immoral and irrational his purchase decision was. – JZ, 16.11.98. – CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREE EXCHANGE, SUPPLY & DEMAND, FREE MARKETS
WRONGS: The noble art of losing face // may one day save the human race // and turn into eternal merit // what weaker minds would call disgrace.” – Piet Hein, “Losing Face”, GROOKS, 1966. - Freely admit your mistakes. It will strengthen you and earn you more respect than denying them. – JZ, 21.11.85. - FACE SAVING, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, ADMITTING ONE’S WRONGS & MISTAKES
WRONGS: The right of the strongest is the greatest wrong.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. (“Das Recht des Staerkeren ist das staerkste Unrecht.”) – RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, MIGHT, STRENGTH, IMMORALITY, MORALITY
WRONGS: The world is full of large wrongs to be righted. Alas, most people are only concerned about the continuance of their own minor and wrongful privileges or even about the continuance of all of the great wrongs of territorial States! – JZ, 17.6.84, 31.8.08.
WRONGS: There is no possible way to allow a person to be right without also allowing him to be wrong. The only way to avoid responsibility for another’s mistakes is to allow him the full glory and reward of being right, as well as the full dishonor and penalty of being wrong. Only in this way can one person isolate himself from the mistakes of another, whether it be a Stalin or a neighbor.” – F. A. Harper, quoted in The Free Man’s Almanac. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES – AT THE OWN RISK & EXPENSE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, CHOICE & COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE
WRONGS: Whoever is right, the persecutor must be wrong.” – William Penn., 1644-1718. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.339. - Are those, who try to catch and hold responsible criminals with involuntary victims, tyrants and mass murderers, really wrong? - JZ, 17.4.11. PERSECUTION, CRIME, PUNISHMENT, RESPONSIBILITY
WRONGS: Wrong has no warrant.” – John Ray, English Proverb.WRONGS: Wrongs won’t work! – JZ, 8.6.82. – At least not for all and in the long run. – JZ, 31.8.08.