The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.— Edward Abbey
Belligerent Anti Political quotations
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
..tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
The typical citizen drops down to a lower level of mental performance as soon as he enters the political field. He argues and analyzes in a way which he would readily recognize as infantile within the sphere of his real interests. He becomes primitive again.
All political power comes from the barrel of a gun.
The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.
I think the Republican party should be placed in drydock and have the barnacles scraped off its bottom.
The role of the scholar is to destroy chimeras, that of the statesman is to make use of them.
Feminism is hated because women are hated.
Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule—and both commonly succeed, and are right.
It would be nice to spend billions on schools and roads, but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads.
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.
Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security.
John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university.
I've repeatedly seen the anti-Russian card played during domestic political campaigns in the States. I think that it's a very short-sighted approach. It seems to me that it doesn't fully meet the level of responsibility that lies on the shoulders of the U.S. I think that all this should be more dignified, calm and more balanced.
The displacement of the idea that facts and evidence matter by the idea that everything boils down to subjective interests and perspectives is - second only to American political campaigns - the most prominent and pernicious manifestation of anti-intellectualism in our time.
In daily life, reality gives us material incentives to restrain our irrationality. But what incentive do we have to think rationally about politics?
Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
These are the strategic dialectics of anti-imperialist struggle: through the defensive reactions of the system, the escalation of counterrevolution, the transformation of the political martial law into military martial law, the enemy betrays himself, becomes visible.
The two most potent post-war orthodoxies--socialist politics and modernist art--have at least one feature in common: they are bothforms of snobbery, the anti-bourgeois snobbery of people convinced of their right to dictate to the common man in the name of the common man.
Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest.
Political correctness is anti-empathetic because it has correctness in it.
We all have biases, we all have prejudices and if we cant talk about them openly - if we get attacked for it then this is an anti-empathetic movement and therefore it cannot complain about a lack of empathy.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory.
.. and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles.
I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen.
On July 4 we celebrate government of the people, by the people, and for the people, or as they are now called, corporations.
Anti-Semitism has no historical, political and certainly no philosophical origins. Anti-Semitism is a disease.
Any man who has once acclaimed violence as his method must inexorably choose falsehood as his principle.
Of course, running a coalition government in a country like India is a difficult task. More so when Congress leads the coalition, since most of the political parties were anti-Congress. To have a coalition, to run a coalition government, you require a lot of adjustments, a lot of flexibility.
...History shows that ... (people) can be deflected from their natural tendencies by artful propaganda, bogus crises, or other political trickery.
Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, 'he that is not with me is against me'.
Continuing to believe the same thing, even in the face of new evidence to the contrary, is the definition of insanity - except in politics where it's called leadership.
Being critical of the nation is a far cry from being unpatriotic or anti-American. In fact, most social criticism . . . is based on a love of America's ideals and a concern we're not living up to them.
Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.
Politics, as any observer of the modern world knows, is the enemy of economics, everywhere and always.