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"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy."
Winston Churchill, 1948

"Any society that gives up liberty to gain security deserves neither and loses both."
Benjamin Franklin, 1775

"War made the state, and the state made war."
Charles Tilly, 1975. Reflections on the History of European State-Making.

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions."
Adolf Hitler, Leader of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, Speech on May 1 1927

"The common features of all collectivist systems may be described as the deliberate organization of the labours of society for a definite social goal. In many ways this puts the basic issue very clearly. And it directs us at once to the point where the conflict arises between individual freedom and collectivism. The various kinds of communism, fascism, etc., differ between themselves in the nature of the goal towards which they want to direct all efforts of society. But they all differ from individualism in wanting to organize the whole of society and all its resources for this unitary end, and in refusing to recognize autonomous spheres in which the ends of individuals are supreme.
Friedrich August von Hayek, The Road To Serfdom

"We have gone through a period when too many children and people have been given to understand "I have a problem, it is the Government's job to cope with it!" or "I have a problem, I will go and get a grant to cope with it!", "I am homeless, the Government must house me!" and so they are casting their problems on society, and who is society? There is no such thing! There are individual men and women and there are families; no government can do anything except through people, and people look to themselves first."
Margaret Thatcher, Interview as Prime Minister of the UK

"The usual terminology of political language is stupid. What is 'left' and what is 'right'? Why should Hitler be 'right' and Stalin, his temporary friend, be 'left'? Who is 'reactionary' and who is 'progressive'? Reaction against an unwise policy is not to be condemned. And progress towards chaos is not to be commended. Nothing should find acceptance just because it is new, radical, and fashionable. 'Orthodoxy' is not an evil if the doctrine on which the 'orthodox' stand is sound. Who is anti-labor, those who want to lower labor to the Russian level, or those who want for labor the capitalistic standard of the United States? Who is 'nationalist,' those who want to bring their nation under the heel of the Nazis, or those who want to preserve its independence?"
Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises, Interventionism: An Economic Analysis

"In Germany and Italy the Nazis and Fascists did indeed not have much to invent. […] It was not the Fascists but the socialists who began to collect children from the tenderest age into political organizations to make sure that they grew up as good proletarians. [...] The means which the old socialist parties had successfully employed to secure the support of one occupation group – the raising of their relative economic position – cannot be used to secure the support of all. There are bound to arise rival socialist movements that appeal to the support of those whose relative position is worsened. There is a great deal of truth in the often heard statement that Fascism and National Socialism are a sort of middle-class socialism – only that in Italy and Germany the supporters of these new movements were economically hardly a middle class any longer. It was to a large extent a revolt of a new under-privileged class against labour aristocracy which the industrial labour movement had created. [...] The conflict between the Fascist or National-Socialist and the older socialist parties must indeed be very largely regarded as the kind of conflict which is bound to arise between rival socialist factions. There was no difference between them about the question of it being the will of the state which should assign to each person his proper place in society. But there were, as there always will be, most profound differences about what are the proper places of the different classes and groups. [...] Fascism and National-Socialism, on the other hand, grew out of the experience of increasingly regulated society awaking to the fact that democratic and international socialism was aiming at incompatible ideals. Their tactics were developed in a world already dominated by socialist policy and the problems it creates. They had no illusions about the possibility of a democratic solution of problems which require more agreement among people than can be reasonably expected. They had no illusions about the capacity of reason to decide all the questions of the relative importance of wants of different men or groups which planning inevitably raises, or about the formula of equality providing an answer. They knew that the strongest group which rallied enough supporters in favour of a new hierarchical order of society, and which frankly promised privileges to the classes to which it appealed, was likely to obtain the support of all those who were disappointed because they had been promised equality but found that they had merely furthered the interest of a particular class. Above all they were successful because they offered a theory, or Weltanschauung, which seemed to justify the privileges they promised to their supporters."
Friedrich August von Hayek, The Road To Serfdom

"Socialism itself can hope to exist only for brief periods here and there, and then only through the exercise of the extremest terrorism. It is preparing itself for rule through fear and is driving the word "justice" into the heads of the half-educated masses like a nail, so as to rob them of their reason and to create in them a good conscience for the evil game they are to play. Socialism can serve to teach - in a truly brutal and impressive fashion - what danger there lies in all accumulations of state power."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

"Among helpful and charitable people one almost always finds that clumsy deceitfulness which first adjusts and adapts him who is to be helped: as if, for example, he “deserved” help, desired precisely their help, and would prove profoundly grateful, faithful and submissive to them in return for all the help he had received – with these imaginings they dispose of those in need as if they were possessions, and are charitable and helpful at all only from a desire for possessions. They are jealous if one frustrates or anticipates them when they want to help. A man who says: “I like this, I take it for my own and mean to protect it and defend it against everyone”, a man who can do something, carry out a decision, remain true to an idea, punish and put down insolence, a man who has his anger and his sword and to whom the weak, suffering, oppressed, and the animals too are glad to submit and belong by nature, in short a man who is by nature a master – when such a man has pity, well! That pity has value! But of what account is the pity of those who suffer, or worse, of those who preach pity.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

"The burning conviction that we have a holy duty toward others is often a way of attaching our drowning selves to a passing raft. What looks like giving a hand is often a holding on for dear life. Take away our holy duties and you leave our lives puny and meaningless. There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless."
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

"Yet after [decades] of experience with socialism, it is safe to say that most intellectuals outside the areas – Eastern Europe and the Third World – where socialism has been tried remain content to brush aside what lessons might lie in economics, are unwilling to wonder whether there might not be a reason why socialism, as often as it is attempted, never seems to work out as its intellectual leaders intended."
Friedrich August von Hayek, The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism

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Nietzschean Libertarianism: the how and why of the free market morality
The core principles of Libertarianism explained from start to finish (ethics & economics), with my personal Nietzschean twist on things :)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask them (shoutbox, thread or PM are all an option). My time is limited, but I will certainly do my best to answer them as soon as I can whenever they arrive. My freedom leads to yours, and yours leads to mine. It is with the purpose of expanding and maintaining my own freedom that I encourage others to do the same.

I recently finished the book How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes by Peter Schiff. If you are interested in economy but have little background in it or you do not know about Austrian economics, this is an excellent book which - step by step - builds up economic history and theory through fun storytelling and drawings about the economic development of the 3 protagonists and their offspring on the island of Usonia. Make no mistake about it, even though the drawings and story are amusing, this short book will teach you about fundamental economic processes and principles which in the end will have you understand things like the current crisis better than 99% of the world's population. Heartily recommended for all audiences due to its accessability, entertainment value, excellent explanations and its relevance for the artificially caused problems of the world we all live in today.

The author of the book, Peter Schiff, is this guy by the way:

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  • MeerRauschen

    “All rational action is in the first place individual action. Only the individual thinks. Only the individual reasons. Only the individual acts.” - Mises

    15 août 2015 Répondre
  • DemonsGates

    What's so important about people who do things like buy a load of factories and close them down so that they can charge more for the product they make with the factories they already had? Is coca cola really the tastiest soft drink? Is it rational or good that most academics are paid exponentially less than football players? Can you imagine a society so shitty that the freedom you have is kind of useless? I can, it would be like in Idiocracy and it's capitalism that would eventually deliver that world.

    13 juin 2014 Répondre
  • Alice_in_pains

    Fuck this group.

    20 avr. 2014 Répondre
  • aggroroofer

    Seems he also was talking about the NSDAP...

    30 juin 2013 Répondre
  • SocialDarwinist

    “Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail." - Benito Mussolini

    3 juin 2013 Répondre
  • gfdsagfdsagfdsa

    Would you be so kind to connect "El Salvador" to the linked countries? :) thanks.

    16 avr. 2013 Répondre
  • Steher72

    I wish all of you a great and happy easter :-)

    30 mars 2013 Répondre
  • aggroroofer

    Wtf? Fascist Germany had a capitalist economy, as did it's two predecessors. (If I called myself a horse, would you accept that without wondering how I'm hoofing the keys right now?!) And Nietzsche also preached the killing of the sick and old and furthermore died more than a decade before the first serious attempt at nationwide socialism began!

    9 mars 2013 Répondre
  • khal_naqis

    30 déc. 2012 Répondre
  • c4t2007

    Communism is about everybody working and equal, but socialism only has equal ownership. To organize such, governments appear, which, being made of humans, are subject to human greed. Capitalism lets people govern themselves and others (e.g. "No shirt, no service. Whites only."), and socialism is one big orgy of free love minus claims by the majority if democratic (e.g. "Germany for the Germans.").

    26 nov. 2012 Répondre
  • irk_bitig

    I am not from the US, but I've read some articles about fading economic freedom of the US (for example this one: Why would a country, which was once the leader of the economically free nations, choose a different path now? Or is it necessary for country to go through "statist" period?

    29 sept. 2012 Répondre
  • Lev_Sharansky

    Диссиденты и интеллигенты всех стран, рукопожимайтесь. Welcome.Трактир+Матрёшка+-+Matreshka

    13 sept. 2012 Répondre
  • blackendmehrdad

    capitalism is cool :)

    6 sept. 2012 Répondre
  • gfdsagfdsagfdsa


    24 août 2012 Répondre
  • Fr0mN0where

    I know that people who make partisan points about Hitler aren't really interested in the facts but in truth it doesn't look good for right or left. Early on, when Hitler was making statements like the one above, he was trying to attract working class street fighters but later on those within the Nazi party who took the socialist rhetoric seriously and called for the "continuation of the German Revolution" became a liability to Hitler who was now more interested in his bourgeois capitalist backers who were growing concerned that the street violence was no longer only being directed at communists, socialists and Jews. Hitler’s old comrades, like Röhm one of the first to join the Nazi Party, were rounded up during the “Night of the long knives” as were the conservative capitalists who had challenged Hitler, people like former Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher. Decent people need to be united against fascism if nothing else!

    15 juin 2012 Répondre
  • NurVerzweiflung

    Libertarianism = The government should not have the authority to take away your home or the ability to provide for yourself; this is tyranny and completely unacceptable unless it's done by the private sector which is perfectly acceptable.

    8 juin 2012 Répondre
  • Majlerin

    Funny how libertarianism has been taken by these reactionary capitalist yuppies

    3 juin 2012 Répondre
  • Majlerin

    And that guys likes the magnetic fields.. (brb killing self)

    3 juin 2012 Répondre
  • gfdsagfdsagfdsa

    Hitler was a socialist, that's all.

    3 juin 2012 Répondre
  • ars-poetica

    Pretending Hitler was a socialist took away any credibility you may have had. How can you have a classless society with a führer?

    21 mai 2012 Répondre
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