Favorite Quotes

The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.
— Felix Frankfurter, Supreme Court Justice, 1952.
Only the small secrets need to be protected. The large ones are kept secret by public incredulity.
– Marshall McLuhan.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.
— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913.
Imagine if the ‘truth’ was a huge jigsaw puzzle, a big box with 20,000 pieces, and it is the truth, the absolute truth. It is a picture of the world as it really is. You come into this world, you get an education, you are handed this box, and the idea is to put all the pieces together. And if you put the pieces together on this huge table it will be the truth about the world that you live in. So you set about to do that. All good. A wonderful thing. Except there is a problem. It turns out that the government that you are living under has made a decision to interfere with this truth process. It is a political decision, being made for political reasons, to serve the State, almost never the citizens. So the government has taken a whole bunch of those pieces out of your box and has thrown them away, they’re missing. Well, that’s a problem, but it gets worse. They’ve grabbed a bunch of pieces from another box, another puzzle, and thrown them into your box, to your puzzle. And now you have to put this thing together with an idea that what you are going to find is the truth. That is an almost impossible situation, and it is extremely effective to serve the State.
– Stephen Bassett, Executive Director, Paradigm Research Group.
DMT raises all the questions in a hurry. It's so intense and so oriented toward the other and the visual and the hallucinogenic that it isn't really like a drug. It's more like an event that you ran into. You just came around a corner and there was the unspeakable.
- Terence McKenna, American writer, philosopher, and ethnobotanist.
The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states, and nation. To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller–Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business. These international bankers and Rockefeller–Standard Oil interests control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.
- John Francis Hylan, Mayor of New York City, 1922.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.
― John F. Kennedy, former President of the United States, April 27, 1961.
There are quite a few similarities between the act of running for President, and being a WWE wrestler. The main characters are a bunch of narcissistic lunatics, willing to grab the closest microphone and say anything they can to convince the dumbed down public that this whole thing is actually real, when it isn’t, all the while trying to out-crazy each other in order to gain the support of the people, so that they can be crowned the fake champion of the world. The only thing missing is Donald Trump getting up on the top buckle in one of those vintage Mexican wrestler masks as “El G-String-o” and jumping onto a disoriented Hillary Clinton, who rolls away at the last second, reaches over and tags her partner, Bill “The Sexecutioner” Clinton who promptly climbs into the ring and proceeds to beat Trump to death with one of Lindsey Graham’s black dildos. We would watch that for sure.
- Charlie Robinson, Author.
For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
– David Rockefeller, page 405 in his autobiography Memoirs, 2002.
Humans are so funny. So much moralizing about words while at the same time thinking it perfectly ‘moral’ to pepper-bomb cities full of people to protect them from violence.
- David Icke
Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here's American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here are 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!
― Bill Hicks, Comedian
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern, former Congressman.
Naturally, the common people don’t want war, neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in every country.
– Hermann Goering, Minister of Propaganda, Third Reich.
The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens for execution without any charges or due process, far from any battlefield. The Obama administration has not only asserted exactly that power in theory but has exercised it in practice.
- Glenn Greenwald, journalist.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
- Henry A. Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, March 10, 1975.
If the American people ever find out what we have done, they would chase us down the street and lynch us.
– George H.W. Bush, 1992, to journalist Sarah Mclendon.
Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be here somewhere. Nope, no weapons over there. Maybe under here?
– George W. Bush, trying out his new material at the black-tie White House Correspondents’ Dinner, March 2004.
It is true that the Vice President has requested, on several occasions, that we not have an investigation into this issue.
– Senator Tom Daschle, speaking about 9/11.
The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.
—J. Edgar Hoover, first Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Elks Magazine, 1956.
If the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) raises the hackles of the conspiracy theorists, the Bilderberg meetings must induce apocalyptic visions of omnipotent international bankers plotting with unscrupulous government officials to impose cunning schemes on an ignorant and unsuspecting world.
– David Rockefeller, Memoirs.
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
- H. L. Mencken, American journalist.
Now they [Republicans] are faced with the very real prospect of Donald Trump becoming the leader of the party, and that absolutely drives them crazy because he is an outsider, he’s not them, he’s not part of the club, he’s uncontrollable, he hasn’t been through the initiation rites, he doesn’t belong to the “secret society”, and they have no idea how to relate to him.
– Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House.
Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism, and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting, or even demanding, their own enslavement.
- Larken Rose, Author, “The Most Dangerous Superstition.”
The United States has entered the ranks of the failed states. One of the most remarkable manifestations of a failed state is that the criminals are all inside the government operating against the people, whereas in a normal state, the criminals are on the outside of the government, operating against it. So, we now have every manifestation of being a failed state, with the government in the hands of a few Wall Street gangsters.
- Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan.
There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.
– Daniel K. Inouye, US Senator from Hawaii, giving testimony at the Iran-Contra Hearings, 1986.
Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.
― George Orwell, author, 1984.
I am delighted to be here in this new headquarters. I have been often to the ‘Mothership’ in New York City, but it is good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council so it will mean I don’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing, and how we should think about the future.
- Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, in a surprisingly honest moment when she admits that the CFR tells her what to do.
The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nation-states involved. As managers and creators of the system, they will rule the future.
- U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, With No Apologies.
Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game.
- Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone.
For reporting a scientific finding, I was called a 'conspiracy theorist.' Only in America is scientific analysis seen as conspiracy theory and government lies as truth.
- Paul Craig Roberts, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan.
Once a government resorts to terror against its own population to get what it wants, it must keep using terror against its own population to get what it wants. A government that terrorizes its own people can never stop. If such a government ever lets the fear subside and rational thought return to the populace, that government is finished.
― Michael Rivero, author & radio host.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.
- H.L. Mencken, famous columnist.
Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.
– Project for a New American Century (PNAC): Rebuilding America’s Defenses, September 2000, Page 51.
I'm telling you to be prepared for a major attack! But it won't be Osama bin Laden. It will be those behind the New World Order. Whatever is going to happen that they are going to blame on Osama bin Laden, don’t you even believe it!
– William Cooper, Author & Radio Talk Show Host. June 28, 2001, 75 days before 9/11 happened.
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
- Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda.
I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were going to be able to contain the fire, and I said, 'We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.
– Larry Silverstein, Owner, World Trade Center complex.
If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms.
The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and liberties for promises of security. The imposition of fear ensures that the corporations that wrecked the country cannot be challenged. Fear keeps us penned in like livestock.
― Chris Hedges, The Death of the Liberal Class.
If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.
- Prince Phillip, former Nazi, notorious pedophile & major asshole.
When you're born into this world, you're given a ticket to the freak show. If you're born in America you get a front row seat.
― George Carlin, comedian.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
– Charles Bukowski.
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
- Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that.
- John Perkins, former “Economic Hit Man” and author.
The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International bankers. Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its powers, but the truth is – the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here (in Congress) and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.
- Congressman Louis T. McFadden.
We do not expect significant spillovers from the subprime market to the rest of the economy or to the financial system.
- Ben Bernanke, May 17, 2007.
You can sum up what has killed capitalism in four words: too big to fail.
- Gerald Celente, Founder, Trends Journal.
We have gone from a country of big dreams and new ideas to a country of motorized scooters and bad decision makers, circumnavigating the local Walmart like Magellan with cankles, compression socks, and an oxygen tank.
- Charlie Robinson, Author.
Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third-story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behavior and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.
― Terence McKenna, American writer, philosopher, and ethnobotanist.