John Zube


Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices

Index - P4

(2013 - 2014)



POLICIES: Surely, governmental activism – in all its aspects, including regulation – has been a conspicuous and disastrous failure.” – George Hagedorn, THE FREEMAN, 10/75. – But, just like the rule by sky pilots, regardless of their failure to provide genuine divine guidance for many centuries, we have, for all too many centuries, put up with being ruled by secular priests or leaders to a secular “paradise”, ignoring most of our many disappointments with them, maintaining a faithful majority of territorial statists and subjects. Territorialism cannot lead all of us to the kinds of ideal communities or societies, ideal, heaven or paradise - that we do want for ourselves. – JZ, 3.3.08, 15.3.09. In communities etc. of volunteers only they could come as close as it would be possible for human beings to come to them. – JZ, 22.12.13. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENALISM

POLICIES: the government was administering national policy as though the American people were the enemy.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p.29. – PEOPLES AS PROPERTY OR AS THE ENEMIES TO BE SUBDUED & EXPLOITED

POLICIES: The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth.” - Horace [Quintas Horatius Flaccus], Epistles, III, 139. - Where are the positive results of territorial laws, taxation, of the Welfare State, the War on Poverty, the New Deal, the Great Society, the War on Drugs, Government Education, subsidies to arts? - JZ, 27.11.02. 29.1.11. – Are they rightful, larger and, over-all, better and cheaper than voluntary, rightful and rational self-help methods would be – if they were not interfered with by territorial governments? JZ, N.D. – Q.

POLICIES: The policies of outlawing drugs, prostitutions and gambling produces a lot of violent crimes and corruption without abolishing these supposed wrongs and evils. – JZ, 15.6.92, 23.3.08. – PROHIBITIONS, VICE SQUADS, CRIMES WITHOUT INVOLUNTARY VICTIMS

POLICIES: The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.” – Thomas Jefferson. Hypothetically maybe. But its practice was and is very different from that ideal, although, admittedly, there were and are even worse territorial governments. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. Who do so many speak or write only of the American government, when obviously, they do not include South America up to in including Mexico and Canada? – JZ, 22.12.13. - OF THE AMERICAN (USA) GOVERNMENT -

POLICIES: The selling of indulgences by governments … and attacks by governments on individual freedom.” – Barry Maley, Nov. 83, in Freedom Conference. - PERMITS, PERMISSIONS, COMPULSORY LICENCING, PRIVILEGES, GRANTS, GUARANTEES, SUBSIDIES, PRIVILEGES FOR BRIBES & VOTES

POLICIES: There’s no reason for it – it’s just our policy.” – Sticker slogan seen in Bowral Hospital, 1977. – JOKES

POLICIES: Tolerance is the best and the only sensible policy. Every policy coercively regulating the affairs of others amounts to a declaration of war. - JZ, On Tolerance.

POLICIES: who ever heard of facts affecting a policy? Why, facts might be un-American. - Poul Anderson, Conquests, p.70. - FACTS, UN-AMERICAN, RED.,

POLISH CONSTITUTION, VETO RIGHT FOR NOBLES: Note that the following example exemplified only individual consent and veto rights for nobles, not individual sovereignty and secessionism for all peaceful individuals. Nor did this constitution get away from territorial rule to exterritorial autonomy for all voluntary communities. Nevertheless, already this part-realization of individual sovereignty was a promising precedent that should have been rightfully and rationally developed rather than abolished. – JZ, 17.1.05. - POLISH HISTORY, INDIVIDUAL VETO: “It is, then, a great error to suppose that the government of the concurrent majority is impracticable or that it rests on a feeble foundation. History furnishes many examples of such governments, and among them one in which the principle was carried to an extreme that would be thought impracticable had it never existed. I refer to that of Poland. In this it was carried to such an extreme that in the election of her kings the concurrence or acquiescence of every individual of the nobles and gentry present, in an assembly numbering usually from one hundred and fifty to two hundred thousand, was required to make a choice, thus giving to each individual a veto on his election. So, likewise, every member of her Diet (he supreme legislative body) consisting of the king, the senate, bishops, and deputies of the nobility and gentry of the palatinates possessed a veto on all its proceedings – thus making a unanimous vote necessary to enact a law or to adopt any measure whatever. And, as if to carry the principle to the utmost extent, the veto of a single member not only defeated the particular bill or measure in question, but prevented all others passed during the session from taking effect. Further the principle could not be carried. (*) It in fact made every individual of the nobility and gentry a distinct element in the organism – or, to vary the expression, made him an Estate of the kingdom. And yet this government lasted in this form more than two centuries, embracing the period of Poland’s greatest power and renown. Twice during its existence she protected Christendom, when in great danger, by defeating the Turks under the walls of Vienna and permanently arresting thereby the tide of their conquests westward. - “It is true, her government was finally subverted and the people subjugated in consequence of the extreme to which the principle was carried, not, however, because of its tendency to dissolution from weakness, but from the facility it offered to powerful and unscrupulous neighbours to control by their intrigues the election of her kings. But the fact that a government in which the principle was carried to the utmost extreme, not only existed, but existed for so long a period in great power and splendour, is proof conclusive both of its practicability and its compatibility with the power and permanency of government.” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, in the selection by C. Gordon Post, p.54 & 55. – How much more powerful, defensively, could a Polish federation have been if it had been constituted entirely of voluntary communities, all exterritorially autonomous? This kind of Polish constitution would, possibly, haven been copied world-wide and this rather soon. However, we should remember that even religious tolerance was then not fully realized yet. Privileges for aristocrats, secular and clerical ones, were common, instead. And these aristocrats were not prepared to share their privileges with the plebeians but remained small princes over their serfs. - (*) Here Calhoun was wrong. The veto on the own affairs could be absolute. That on the affairs of others only should be abolished. Poland should have been divided – into voluntary communities, all doing their things for or to themselves only and this exterritorially, all done by individual choices. – JZ, 17.1.05 - Individual secessionism is a veto only regarding the own affairs! – JZ, 15.3.09. – VETO ON THE OWN AFFAIRS INSTEAD OF VETO ON THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, PERSONAL LAW, VETO, POLAND, PANARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION

POLITENESS: I consider anarchism to be nothing more than interpersonal courtesy … universalized and socialized, beginning at home.” – Mel Most, descendant of Johann Most, IWW organizer, Humanarchist, Obit, Jan. 1990. – Are free exchanges only to be considered as acts of courtesy? Is his economics as poor as that of his famous ancestor? – JZ, 13.2.08. – ANARCHISM, COURTESY

POLITENESS: I'm not on this earth to make sure that other people aren't uncomfortable." - Kathleen Creighton (died 1995). (When asked about being a curmudgeon.) - Politicians and confidence tricksters are also polite - and what do their victims get out of this? - JZ, 29.10.02. - GOOD MANNERS, FRANKNESS, RUDENESS, CONSIDERATION FOR THE FEELINGS OF OTHERS

POLITENESS: If indeed, you must be candid, be candid beautifully.” – Kahli Gibran

POLITENESS: Manners are like the zero in arithmetic: they may not be much in themselves, but they are capable of adding a great deal to the value of everything else.” – Freya Stark in The Journey’s Echo, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 9/74. - MANNERS

POLITENESS: Most young people believe to act merely natural when they are nothing but impolite and clumsy.” – La Rochefoucauld, Réflexions morales, p.372. - NATURALNESS

POLITENESS: Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untraveled, the naïve, the unsophisticated, deplore these formalities as “empty”, “meaningless”, or “dishonest”, and scorn to use them. No matter how “pure” their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.” – Robert Heinlein, Lazarus Long.

POLITENESS: Nobody can live in a society without conventions. The reason why sensible people are as conventional as they can bear to be is that conventionality saves so much time, thought and trouble and social friction of one sort or another that it leaves them much more leisure for freedom than unconventionality does.” – G. B. Shaw, quoted in A. Andrews Quotations, p.97. – FREEDOM, POLITENESS, CONVENTIONALITY, CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, FOLKWAYS, MANNERS

POLITENESS: One must always observe the niceties … Otherwise we are less than human.” – Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune, p.127.

POLITENESS: Politeness is a sign of intelligence; consequently, impoliteness is foolishness; to make unnecessarily and at a whim enemies in such a way is madness, like burning one’s own house down.” – Schopenhauer, Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit, Paraenesen und Maximen, p 36. – JZ tr. of: “Hoeflichkeit ist Klugheit; folglich ist Unhoeflichkeit Dummneit; sich mittels ihrer unnoetiger- und mutwilligerweise Feinde zu schaffen ist Raserei, we wenn man sein Haus in Brand steckt.”

POLITENESS: Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.” – Sydney Smith, 1771-1845. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.352.

POLITENESS: There is nothing that needs to be said in an unkind manner. - Hosea Ballou - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Nothing or almost nothing? – JZ, 24.3.12.

POLITENESS: There is nothing that needs to be said in an unkind manner. - Hosea Ballou - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Nothing or almost nothing? – JZ, 24.3.12.

POLITENESS: This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him. - William Lyon Phelps - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - RESPECT, GENTLEMEN, CONSIDERATENESS

POLITICAL & TERRITORIAL DECENTRALIZATION: Political decentralization is no guaranty of democracy – quite vicious localist tyrannies are possible. Local politics are frequently even more corrupt than national politics. Moreover, much that passes for decentralization – Nixon’s government reorganization for example – is a kind of pseudo-decentralization for the benefit of the centralizers.” - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.442/43. - VS. DECENTRALIZATION FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, POLITICS, NATIONAL & STATE GOVERNMENTS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS & STATE GOVERNMENTS OF THE TERRITORIAL KIND CAN BE VERY DESPOTIC TOWARDS THEIR SUBJECTS. - DESPOTISM TOWARDS VOLUNTEERS ONLY IS ANOTHER MATTER

POLITICAL ACTION: By voting, they are agreeing that they will do nothing and are passing the buck to the politician. – In short, political action, so-called, is a cop-out.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 76. – VOTING INSTEAD OF INDEPENDENT & SELF-RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS, BUCK-PASSING, COP-OUTS WITHOUT OPTING OUT

POLITICAL ACTION: Frank Chodorov, a man from whom I learned much, who, when confronted with this same ambivalence on the part of those who persist in taking political action, observed: “Your trouble is that you want to clear up the whore house, but keep the business intact.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 76. - JOKES, ELECTION & PARLIAMENTARY REFORMS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL ACTION: my analysis of reality. That analysis leads me do deny that political action is either desirable or necessary. To me, political action is militant and not peaceful. (*) While the balloting process itself may be peaceful enough, the next step, once the ballots have been counted, is to use all necessary force to compel dissenters to go along with the majority or plurality position, which won the election. This entails compelling dissenters to do what they do not wish to do or preventing them from doing what they normally would do. Compulsion is necessary in both cases and must be carried out by practical compulsion, namely, by force. This is a kind of violence as repugnant to me as mugging, robbery or rape.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 78. - (*) Alas, here, too, he did not distinguish between territorial political action and exterritorial political action among volunteers. – JZ, 3.3.08. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, DISSENTERS

POLITICAL ACTION: Political action is all talk, and a marvelous way to use up freely-donated time, energy, and money without having to deliver anything definite.” - Mike Dunn, Carpinteria, Cal., OPTION, 6/78. – The volunteers of panarchies or polyarchies would want to see results, soon, or they would leave them again. – Just like they would no longer utilize the services of a business that does not offer them satisfaction. - JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICAL ACTION: political action is no substitute for personal action.” – Mike Dunn, Carpinteria, Cal., OPTION, 6/78. – Territorial political action is no substitute for exterritorial autonomy action among volunteers. – JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICAL AIMS: Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is the highest political end.” - Lord Acton, The History of Freedom, 1907. – LIBERTY, FREEDOM, POLITICS

POLITICAL ANIMAL: Man is by nature a political animal.” – Aristoteles, Politics, 1, 1.9. (Der Mensch ist von Nature in politisches Wesen.) - By his nature he is rather an exterritorial than a territorial animal. He works much better together with like-minded people than with people whose company and rules he is forced to share or submit to. – JZ, 3.3.08. - MAN, HUMAN NATURE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM,

POLITICAL BENEFITS: Perhaps the “benefits” offered by the politician are of value to some people. Fine; then let them negotiate with the politician, let them trade away their freedom, but leave the rest of us out of it. Our freedom is not theirs to bargain with.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.112. - None of the Above: Why Non-Voters Are America's Political Majority, Paperback – January 1, 1996 – TOLERANCE, PUBLIC SERVICES, FEES FOR SERVICES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

POLITICAL BODIES: The body-politic is formed by a voluntary association of individuals: it is a social compact by which the whole people covenants with each citizen and each citizen with the whole people that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good. - From the constitution of Massachusetts. The second sentence does not follow from the first. It would be correct only if "the whole people" were replaced by "a voluntary society" and "each citizen" by "each of its members": It is a social compact by which a voluntary society covenants with each of its members and each of its members with a voluntary society that all (members) shall be governed by certain laws for (what they perceive to be) the common good. - JZ 3.1.93. - In any country several such free societies are possible and desirable and can peacefully coexist. Only in this way can the best services and the most satisfied customers be assured. - JZ, 19.9.04. - SOCIAL CONTRACT, CONSTITUTIONALISM, ORGANIZATIONS, TERRITORIAL & EXTERRITORIAL, PANARCHISM, COVENANTS, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS: What is any political campaign save a concerted effort to turn out a set of politicians, who are admittedly bad, and put it a set who are thought to be better. The former assumption, I believe, is always sound; the later is just as certainly false. For if experience teaches us anything at all it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. – H. L. Mencken in  – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated. For example, I marched for civil rights with Dr. King in 1963 - long before Hollywood found it fashionable. But when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or red pride or anyone else's pride, they called me a racist. I've worked with brilliantly talented homosexuals all my life. But when I told an audience that gay rights should extend no further than your rights or my rights, I was called a homophobe. I served in World War II against the Axis powers. But during a speech, when I drew an analogy between singling out innocent Jews and singling out innocent gun owners, I was called an anti-Semite. Everyone I know knows I would never raise a closed fist against my country. But when I asked an audience to oppose this cultural persecution, I was compared to Timothy McVeigh. From Time magazine to friends and colleagues, they're essentially saying, "Chuck, how dare you speak your mind. You are using language not authorized for public consumption!" - Charlton Heston, Speech to the Harvard Law School Forum, Feb. 16, 1999

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: Political correctness is tyranny with manners.” – Charlton Heston, speaking before the Arizona State Legislature -  & TYRANNY

POLITICAL CRIMES: Politicians commit real and punish fictitious political crimes. - Under the first I include the underground and private terrorists acts with the public and official ones. – JZ, 29.12.93. – So far only official terrorists are armed with nuclear mass murder devices or have alliances with such “powers”. – JZ, 15.2.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRORISM, CRIME

POLITICAL CRISES: We are, all over the Western world, in a “political crisis” because political leaders have ceased to be very important. - It is almost a universal condition in the West. But take away politics and there is no crisis.” - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, p.49. – Take away only territorial politics and replace it by the exterritorial politics of volunteers. Then at most only these volunteers will be disappointed by their leaders or systems. – But at least some communities of volunteers will practise good solutions and demonstrate them for all others to imitate them, as soon as they are ready for them. - JZ, 16.9.07. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICAL CULTURE: Political culture is a contradiction in terms. Culture is voluntary and creative. Territorial politics is coercive and destructive. – JZ, 28.11.93, 29.1.11.

POLITICAL DIVORCE: The territorial State might be considered as extremely "jealous" of all voluntary and exterritorial alternatives to it, repressing what it considers to be illicit affairs and not permitting divorce from itself. - Reworded: Territorial repression expresses the jealous rage of the State towards all voluntaristic alternatives to it. But the State does not love us. It just wants our taxes and our obedience to achieve its SNAFU. (*) Rather, its desire for exclusive possession and domination than love is involved. A monopoly is claimed that outlaws freely established alternatives, unwanted and unlicenced by it. - JZ, 24.12.92, 3.1.93, 19.9.04, 22.12.13. – (*) Situation Normal: All Fucked Up! - JEALOUSY, POWER ADDICTS

POLITICAL ECONOMY: Friedman is well known for his view that political judgments about economic matters generally bear bad fruit.” – Peter Day, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6.8.77.

POLITICAL ECONOMY: Political economy, run by political “scientists” is the opposite of an economy run by genuine economists or simply by ordinary people using their individual rights and liberties on a free market. In any “political economy” the territorial politicians produce as many and as large messes as they produce in the other spheres with their territorial policies. - “Nothing is worse to behold than ignorance in action!” – said Goethe. – JZ, 16.2.08, 22.12.13.

POLITICAL ECONOMY: The Ten "Cannots" of Political Economy: 1.) You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. 2.) You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. 3.) You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. 4.) You cannot help the wage-earner by tearing down the wage-payer. 5.) You cannot further the brotherhood of mankind by encouraging class hatred. 6.) You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. 7.) You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. 8.) You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. 9.) You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative. 10.) You cannot help man permanently by doing for them what they could do and should do for themselves.” – Although often attributed to Abraham Lincoln, he did not say this. The exact origin of this quote is unknown. - ECONOMICS, TEN CANNOTS

POLITICAL ECONOMY: These political squabbles were dull, and they were guaranteed to make a major project out of the simple matter of earning a square meal.” – James Blish, Okie.

POLITICAL ECONOMY: Two words that should be divorced on grounds of incompatibility.” – Anon., WALL STREET JOURNAL, Quoted in READER’S DIGEST, July 1981. - JOKES

POLITICAL ECONOMY: We need more economical politics than we need political economy. – JZ, 19.10.83. – We need voluntary politics just like we need voluntary economic relationships. – JZ, 3.3.08. – VOLUNTARISM, FREE MARKETS, FREE COMPETITION, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE AMOUNTS TO THE BEST POLICY

POLITICAL ECONOMY: Wherever and when those ignorant of economics and without economic incentives (except bribes) attempt to direct those, who daily practise economics and have (apart from the interventions of the politicians) the best incentives to act economically, then this amounts to politicians preventing or reducing possible and desirable economics. It promotes poverty rather than wealth with such a system, quite inevitably – JZ, 26.6.93, 22.12.13. – ECONOMICS, INCENTIVES, INTERVENTIONISM, POLICIES, COMMAND ECONOMY, CENTRAL & COERCIVE PLANNING, MEDDLING, POWER, IGNORANCE, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL EFFECTIVENESS: A contradiction in terms, at least as far as territorial politics is concerned. – JZ, 21.11.76, 3.3.08. – TERRITORILISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM

POLITICAL FREEDOM: Economic freedom is an essential requisite for political freedom. By enabling people to cooperate with one another without coercion or central direction, it reduces the area over which political power is exercised.” - Milton Friedman, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Instead of considering for both systems only a territorial realization we should consider for them as well as for social systems free individual choice, free enterprise and consumer sovereignty. Then each person who is tolerant and non-aggressive could get for himself the kind of system that he prefers – as long as he wants it. Then he could change over to another or might try to live outside of all of them, having simply free market or free exchange relationships with all those, which he wants to have any exchange or production relationships. – JZ, 8.1.08, 22.12.13. - & ECONOMIC FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

POLITICAL FREEDOM: History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.” – Milton Friedman. - Even more so than M. F. believed and stated. For free enterprise capitalism, a free market, free enterprise, free exchange and consumer sovereignty should also exist in the provision of and choice between all kinds of "governmental" or "societal" public services, which is possible through freely competing communities of volunteers, all under their personal law, i.e. full exterritorial autonomy: panarchies: - There are many historical precedents for this and even some small surviving traits. - JZ, 26.11.06, 22.12.13. - IS BASED UPON A FREE ECONOMY, PANARCHISM, FREE MARKET FOR POLITICAL SERVICES & INSTITUTIONS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, COMPETITION, FREE MARKETS, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE

POLITICAL FREEDOM: Political freedom consists in being free to seek one's welfare in accordance with one's own ideas and in not being used, not even once, merely as a means by others, in the pursuit of their happiness according to their ideas. One may only use oneself for his own purposes, not others.” - Kant. - Free enterprise and the division of labor and free trade do not limit but multiply an individual's independence and opportunities to pursue his own happiness, without using others as mere means, since they do remain free agents with their own purposes. - JZ 15.1.93. - PANARCHISM, AIMS, MEANS & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

POLITICAL FREEDOM: Political freedom is very incomplete under every territorial State. – JZ, 30.7.98. – TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM, STATES

POLITICAL INEQUALITY: A small fraction of the populace has a dominant control over the basic design of society. (*) In setting up, promoting, and getting acceptance for basic structures - the parliamentary system, government departments, military and police forces, community planning (often by default), professions and their support (medical and hospital care, schools and universities), the media - the average member of society has very little say.” - Brian Martin, Changing the Cogs. - He should have more than his present average little say, the for him quite decisive vote, on the establishment or affiliation with the society of his dreams. His vote should be equal only among like-minded people, those, with whom he has individually chosen to associate. Together with them he should be fully autonomous. And this can be done only on the basis of self-ownership, individual sovereignty and secessionism and personal law or exterritoriality choices. Then, in this sphere, full freedom of action, association, contract and experimentation would finally be introduced, too. – (*) Rather, the territorial State, with its xyz institutions, laws, politicians and bureaucrats! - JZ, 12.1.93, 22.12.13. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL LANGUAGE: Political language – and with variations this is true of all political parties from Conservatives to Anarchists – is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” - Eric Blair aka George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant, 1950. - POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, DOUBLE TALK, SLOGANS, POLITICS AS USUAL, POLITICIANS, PROPAGANDA, LANGUAGE ABUSE

POLITICAL LIBERTY: Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.” – James Fenimore Cooper, American author, 1789-1851. – Territorial politics and its governments, by their very nature, cannot offer all rights and liberties to all their peaceful dissenters. Inevitably they become impositions upon many to most minorities, including the minorities even within their temporary majorities. – JZ, 3.1.08. - INDIVIDUALISM, MINORITY RIGHTS, TERRITORIALISM. FALSE PRETENCES VS. THE REALITIES OF IT

POLITICAL LIBERTY: Of what use is political liberty to those who have no bread …?” – Marat (*) - Political liberty is, indeed, not so very important – but economic liberty is. Without it there will be all too many shortages and soon political liberty will tend to disappear as well. – JZ, 7.4.77, 3.3.08. – (*) Facebook has recently several times reproduced pictures showing long waiting lines in State Socialist countries waiting for scarce bread, together with pictures of some of our bakeries, loaded with bread, waiting for buyers. – A shortage also of bread can easily be produced by a combination of inflation with price controls, making the production of of e.g. bread also unprofitable, as happened x times in economic history. - JZ, 22.12.13. - ECONOMIC LIBERTY

POLITICAL LIBERTY: They make a rout about universal liberty without considering that all that is to be valued, or indeed can be enjoyed by individuals, is private liberty. Political liberty is good only so far as it produces private liberty.” – Samuel Johnson, in Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, May 1768. - To the extent that political liberty amounts merely to territorially imposed collective or national “liberty” or “independence" it does not constitute and cannot produce individual liberty but merely power for politicians. No territorial government has as yet declared and respected all individual rights and liberties. – Under panarchism or personal laws or exterritorial autonomy for all groups of volunteers, the difference between “public” or “national liberty” and “individual liberty” tends to disappear. Each gets his choice of laws and institutions. – JZ, 2.11.85, 2.4.08. – Does territorial politics ever produce private liberty? If so, to what extent? – JZ, 26.12.07, 29.1.11. - PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, PUBLIC LIBERTY, NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE & PRIVATE LIBERTY

POLITICAL MACHINES: Political machines happen when we are “giving a machine the job that was our own responsibility.” – Robert Sheckley, Watchbird, GALAXY, Vol. 3, No. 6. - PARTIES, POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, PARTIES, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICAL MARKET: His denigration of consumer choice in markets is a prelude to claims by paternalistic technocrats to know what the consumer wants. The Galbraith approach ignores the distinction between the economic market, in which people receive what they pay for, and the political market, in which the politician decides what to give them.” – Milton Friedman, From Galbraith to Economic Freedom, rear cover. – Both failed to take into consideration the possibility of a free market for political systems, including even those of the Galbraith type. – JZ, 3.3.08. - CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, MARKETS, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, ALL ONLY EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS, PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

POLITICAL MEANS: By the political means is meant the satisfaction of desires with the fruits of the labor of others.” – Leonard E. Read, Instead of Violence, p.17. - STATE, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, EXPLOITATION, PRIVILEGES, STATISM

POLITICAL MEANS: in the Oppenheimer phrasing, ordinary citizens were pursuing the peaceful, productive ‘economic means’ to wealth, while the State apparatus was devoting itself to the coercive and exploitative organized political means. – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.64.

POLITICAL MEANS: Libertarians should work for the day when the political means for conducting relationships among men living in society will be reduced to its ultimately minimum level.” – Michael Holmes, “reason, May 72. – MINI-GOVERNMENT, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARY OR COMPETING GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM

POLITICAL MEANS: one of the most notable characteristics of any Age of Conflict is the effort to achieve economic expansion by political rather than by economic means.” - Carroll Quigley. – Alas, territorialism is at work here as well. It also serves to uphold even the worst experiments upon involuntary victims for all too long. See the examples set by totalitarian regimes and their “economics” and other intolerant policies. – JZ, 23.1.08. – POLITICAL MEANS VS. ECONOMIC MEANS, COERCIVE MEANS VS. VOLUNTARY MEANS, TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL MEANS: Speaking for a moment in the technical terms of economics, there are two general means whereby human beings can satisfy their needs and desires. One is by work - i.e., by applying labor and capital to natural resources for the production of wealth, or to facilitating the exchange of labor-products. This is called the economic means. The other is by robbery — i.e., the appropriation of the labor products of others without compensation. This is called the political means. The State, considered functionally, may be described as the organization of the political means, enabling a comparatively small class of beneficiaries to satisfy their needs and desires through various delegations of the taxing power, which have no vestige of support in natural right, such as private land ownership, tariffs, franchises, and the like." - Albert Jay Nock, Anarchist's Progress - VS. ECONOMIC MEANS, PRODUCTION & EXCHANGE VS. TAXATION, TRIBUTES, ROBBERIES, THEFT, FRAUD, MONOPOLIES, LAISSEZ FAIRE

POLITICAL MEANS: The institutionalization of the political means is the state. –– Also: “The political means is the ‘unrequisited expropriation’ of the fruits of the economic means.” – Also: “The political means are plunder, theft and true exploitation.” - Walter Grinder, on Franz Oppenheimer. - The voluntary community - that is only exterritorially autonomous, under personal law – is, rather, the institutionalization of political, economic and social free choices of individuals and has little in common with the conventional territorial State. – JZ, 3.3.08, 29.1.11, 23.12.13. – STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, ASSOCIATIONISM

POLITICAL MEANS: the State represents the political means of obtaining wealth. For most of its history government has been used as such by various vested interests …” John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.58.

POLITICAL MEANS: There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man’s needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by others; this is the political means. – Albert J. Nock, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing FEE's photo. – This week's Vintage is chapter four of "Our Enemy, the State" by Albert J. Nock: Economic Means vs. Political Means. Read the full piece here: - Facebook, 7.12.13.POLITICIANS: But why was it that good sense and intelligence were never to be found at the very top, where they mattered most? – Solzhenitsyn, August 1914, 1971, p.242. - Perhaps because only the less intelligent and more prejudiced strive to get the power to run the lives of others, rather than letting them run it themselves. And only those who largely share the ignorance, popular errors and prejudices of most of the voters get a chance at power over them – and also, via territorialism and its majority despotism, over the rest of the population. – JZ, 23.12.13. - VS. ECONOMIC MEANS, STATESMEN, LEADERSHIP, INTELLIGENCE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

POLITICAL OFFICE: Alderman, n., an ingenious criminal who covers his secret thieving with a pretence of open marauding.” – Ambrose Bierce. – His open and legalized marauding goes, unfortunately, far beyond his mere false pretences and his own frauds and embezzlements. How often are any politicians, at any level, quite honest? Even those of the LP do not attempt to defend their wrongful territorial claims but take them for granted. Why do they wish to rule the remaining statists as well, instead of letting them do their things to themselves? – If it wins an election, it should let the various factions secede from its limited government. Better still, it should only aim at secession and personal law status or exterritorial autonomy for itself, all its members and voters and the same for all parties and movements. Then it could find allies even among the statist factions. - JZ, 3.3.08, 23.12.13. - LOCAL GOVERNMENT, LIBERTARIAN PARTY?

POLITICAL ORATORY: Strong lungs coupled with weak minds.” – L. L. Levinson: Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary. - POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICAL ORDER: If we want to survive, then we must change our political system radically. Numerous points in this collection of thoughts demonstrate this. Our present system, if it remains unchanged, makes nuclear war inevitable - at least in the long run. - It is not a natural social order and natural and rational morality which produced the nuclear threat but the artificial political order, based on defective ideas, enforced with wrongful coercive laws, institutions and measures and characterized by the territorial subdivision of mankind into subjects of exclusive and coercive governments, which have a more or less absolute power over their subjects, a power which allows them to use or abuse their subjects e.g. as soldiers, ammunition workers and taxpayers. The statist religion of the subjects – here the sanction of the victims - is the precondition of this political disorder. - ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, COMPULSION, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, STATISM, OBEDIENCE, POLITICAL SYSTEMS, REFERENDUM, SECESSION, SUBORDINATION, TERRITORIALISM, TYRANNICIDE, VOLUNTARISM. - JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos. 16 & 17, on - Rev. 23.12.13.

POLITICAL ORGANIZATION: The problem of our time is how to develop new political units. (*) Just as the hydrogen bomb numbers the days of the completely sovereign national state, great numbers of such new states are being born. – What kind of political organization can give us both security and variety? Probably the answer is that any given group of people should belong simultaneously to more than one political unit. We would do well to study the Swiss Confederation, and the linguistic states in India.” – B. Henderson, reviewing the Editorial “Maxi-Mini” inOBSERVER, London, 3.1.65.PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS, ref. 15634.Almost all peace lovers seem to be addicted to dealing only with territorial political units and their very limited potentials and monopolistic federations. – JZ, n.d. & 23.12.13 - (*) Just let them happen, via individual and group secessionism and voluntary associationism and personal rather than territorial laws for them. – JZ, 3.3.08, 23.12.13.. - PARTIES, PANARCHISM, STATES, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARY VS. COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP & SUBORDINATION

POLITICAL ORGANIZATION: We must release ourselves from the prison of affairs and politics.” - Epicurus (341-270 B.C.) - Fragments. - The best way to do so is via individual secessionism. Then only the numerous opportunities remain to associate oneself with like-minded others for business or in volunteer communities, societies and governance systems, all of them no longer perceived as prisons, for the dissenters can freely opt out of them. - JZ, 13.10.02, 23.12.13. - & STATIST POLICIES & PROGRAMS, PLATFORMS, PARTIES, TERRITORIALISM, STATES, NATIONS, PEOPLES, TERRITORIALISM - A PRISON SYSTEM, PANARCHISM AS A WAY OUT

POLITICAL PARTIES: I have never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all. - Thomas Jefferson - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-THINKING, MORALITY, ETHICS, INDIVIDUALISM, JEFFERSON, PARTIES,

POLITICAL PARTIES: Political parties are dead. Haven’t their leaders noticed? No one joins a political party anymore at least in a tribal sense). Tribal affiliations – cultural and professional – are much more important.” - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, p.50. – TRIBALISM, NATURAL AFFILIATIONS INSTEAD OF POLITICALLY IMPOSED ONES, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS

POLITICAL PARTIES: The best party is but a kind of Conspiracy against the rest of the Nation. - George Savile - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

POLITICAL PARTIES: The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best. - Will Rogers - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – JOKES

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.” - Frederick the Great. - It is very un-philosophical to attempt to govern a whole territory, even if only a province, rather than people with whom one largely agrees, or shares the same philosophy, or to punish all people in a province just because one disagrees with some of them and their actions. Crimes with victims should always been punished individually, not collectively, unless the same kinds of crimes are involved. For instance: Bank robbers could be rightly collectively held responsible for all bank robberies. - JZ, 13.10.02, 26.11.02. - PHILOSOPHERS, POLITICAL SCIENTISTS, IDEOLOGUES, INTELLECTUALS, IDEALISTS, UTOPIANS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY & A GENERALIZATION IS RIGHTFUL IN SOME CASES, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: It is by no means certain that a nation composed wholly of scholars and philosophers would contain less presumption, political ignorance, levity and extravagance than another state peopled by tradesmen, farmers, and men of business, without a metaphysician or speculist among them.” – Richard Carlyle, The Earth Belongs to the Living, p.55. – TERRITORIALISM, IDEALISM, UTOPISM, INTOLERANT BELIEFS, IDEOLOGUES, TRUE BELIEVERS

POLITICAL POWER: At last we get to the bottom line of control, as expressed so candidly by one of the more famous mass murderers in history, Mao Tse-tung: “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” These are probably the only words Mao ever spoke with which I agree, but it is sad to have to admit that the statement is a true fact of life.” – R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.313. – Alas, it ignores the fact of the potential power that the voluntarism of panarchism has, which offers to all people - who are tolerant and peaceful enough - exactly the government, community or society of their own dreams, rather than merely that of the dream of one territorial dictator, president or other guru. On that basis all the faction could unite against the territorial monopoly regimes and thus they could be more powerful than any territorial monopoly regime. – JZ, 3.3.08. – Once that voluntary alternative becomes public opinion, the territorial dictators would lose most of their enforcers. They would defect, desert or rise against them. Under that condition very soon full employment would also be the rule and the job security that the territorial State offers would no longer be so attractive to all too many. – JZ,  23.12.13.

POLITICAL POWER: Economic freedom is an essential requisite for political freedom. By enabling people to cooperate with one another without coercion or central direction, it reduces the area over which political power is exercised.” – Milton Friedman. – Under territorialism economic, social system and political freedom will always be all too limited for all the diverse individual and group preferences. – JZ, 2.1.08, 23.12.13. - TERRITORIALISM & ECONOMIC FREEDOM

POLITICAL POWER: There was also the theory that political power comes from those over whom it is exercised, and depends upon their will; that every authority not so constituted is illegitimate and precarious; …” - Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.33. – Alas, for all too long this was applied only to territorial and majoritarian consent, not to individual consent. – JZ, 1.10.07. - CONSENT, INDIVIDUAL CONSENT VS. COLLECTIVE OR REPRESENTATIVE CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

POLITICAL PROGRAMS: economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics.” - Ludwig von Mises – The same applies to other territorial government interventions as well, which assume that natural laws, natural rights and natural liberties or individual human rights and liberties do not exist or can be safely ignored. – JZ, 5.1.08, 29.1.11, 23.12.13. - & MEASURES, ANTI-ECONOMICS, FORCE INSTEAD OF REASON

POLITICAL PROGRESS: Political progress is almost a contradiction in terms. Only to the extent that our lives become a-political or anti-political or de-politicalized does genuine progress become possible and does occur. – JZ, 23.1.89, 2.4.08. - PROGRESS

POLITICAL PROMISES Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten. – Dick Gregory in  - For marriages we do already have separation and divorce. The political equivalent for individuals is still missing. Voluntarism and individual sovereignty or self-ownership, freedom of contract, freedom of association, should also be introduced in politics, i.e. territorial rule, power, collectivism, monopolism and coercion should be abolished. They still require all too many human sacrifices in their wars, civil wars and revolutions. – JZ, 1.4.12. - & MARRIAGE VOWS

POLITICAL PROMISES: For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise. – Harry Browne - & SECURITY

POLITICAL PROMISES: Political promises are mirages on the political landscape. - David Taylor, Brisbane, 5.6.85, by now deceased. – JZ – Sometimes I wonder: How many of those I quote are still alive? – JZ, 21.4.08. – And if they are alive, how many of them are still active in the freedom movement? – JZ, 15.3.09.

POLITICAL PROTESTANTISM: This is a term, suitable also for panarchism. It was used by Samuel Adams, 1722-1803, in an Oration in Philadelphia, in August 1776. - PANARCHISM

POLITICAL REALITY: political reality’, the pollution of purposeful idealism by coercive practices.” – H. L. Soper, LIBERTARIAN DIGEST, 7/81. – The worst and most comprehensive of these is territorialism. - JZ, 29.1.11. - Dr. H. L. S. died a few years ago. – JZ

POLITICAL SCIENCE: A genuine and comprehensive political science will begin only once the rightfully limited and harmless exterritorial autonomy options for volunteers are as well explored and publicized as the all too dangerous, powerful, wrongful, centralistic, collectivistic and coercive powers of territorial sovereignty. – JZ, in Pan AZ. - A GENUINE POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Almost everything but a fully free market, in all spheres, with free experimentation among volunteers and the full knowledge of and realization of all individual rights and liberties - is taken in consideration by it. To that extent it is not a genuine science as yet. – JZ, 28.11.06, 26.10.07. – Neither are the other social sciences. – JZ, 23.12.13. - & THE OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES, PANARCHISM

POLITICAL SCIENCE: as a means of enabling people to behave as much as possible as they like, instead of behaving in the ways deemed suitable by certain technocrats.” – Bruno Leoni, Freedom and the Law, quoted in Roy A. Child’s review of the 3rd. edition. - As such a “science”, i.e., without considering the exterritorial or panarchistic alternatives, political science still leaves very much to be desired. – JZ, 19.9.08.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: I have never understood why they call it that.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.144. – Political science will only begin once exterritorial autonomy for volunteers has been fully recognized and practised. – JZ, 11.9.07.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: it is the transformation of politics into a completely counter-productive science that makes us wonder. A science that has become ominously harmful to mankind; instead of serving society it is, on the contrary, and almost as a rule, causing irreparable damage and suffering. And this is done with the full knowledge and tacit cooperation of the victims. …” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.116. - Politics would be relatively harmless and rightful if it were confined to voluntary followers only. – JZ, 4.10.04. - POLITICS AS USUAL, MERELY TERRITORIAL, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS, FULL FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, CONTRACT, EXPERIMENTATION, THROUGH EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS: PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICAL SCIENCE: It was manifest that all persons who had learned that political science is an affair of conscience rather than of might and expediency, must regard their adversaries as men without principle. … - John E. E. D. Acton, Essays on Freedom and Power, 1948, p.74, quoted in Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.18. - POLITICS, MIGHT, POWER EXPEDIENCY, PRINCIPLES, CONSCIENCE, MORALITY, ETHICS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM, REALPOLITIK

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Political Science does not deserve the name until it considers exterritorial liberty and liberation options as intensively as it does consider now, almost exclusively, territorial options and difficulties, “laws”, crises and processes and their results, almost never ascribing them as being caused by monopolistic, collectivistic and coercive territorialism. – JZ, 26.5.93. 18.2.08, 23.12.13.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Political scientists almost everywhere have promoted the expansion of government power. They have functioned as the clergy of oppression.” - Rudolph Rummel - & POLITICAL SCIENTISTS, MOSTLY TERRITORIAL STATISTS POWER, IDEOLOGUES, INTELLECTUALS, GOVERNMENT, STATE

POLITICAL SCIENCE: politics – a science in its own right being taught in almost all universities – which continues to send millions of human beings to their death …” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.150. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Politics corrupts - political science corrupts scientifically!” – Harry Warner, Jr., THE DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP, April 79. – However, TDR No.9 says that this saying is not by Harry Warner Jr. - A “political science” that does not yet take exterritorial and voluntary politics into consideration is not yet a political science. – JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: That’s pretty funny – politics as a science.” – Michael Green, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 76. - Without panarchism it perpetuates and creates ever new and old problems, quite unscientifically. - JZ, 29.1.11. – Sometimes the non-scientific nature of territorial politics is admitted – when it is called an art. Well, confidence tricksters, safe-crackers and pocket-thieves do also have their art and craft. – JZ, 23.12.13. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL SCIENCE: The whole realm of political science is as yet little better than a superstition.” - Partick Edward Dove, quoted by Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892. - One based upon the territorialist errors, wrongs, myths, false assumptions and conclusions. - JZ, 29.1.11. - PANARCHISM

POLITICAL SCIENCE: You don’t need a degree in political science to know what freedom is.” – Andrew Wiegand - With such a degree such knowledge tends to become reduced rather than increased. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - & KNOWLEDGE OF FREEDOM

POLITICAL SCIENTISTS: And imagine them boasting to their fellow scientists and the world at large that they have discovered a medicine, while in reality they have come up with a poisonous mixture that can only cause death.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.150. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL SELF-DETERMINATION: Political "self"-determination on the territorial model amounts to determination by others - at least for most of the members of minority groups. - JZ 1.1.93. - Only within exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers do terms like "self-determination", "self-rule", "self-government" and "self-responsibility" make sense. - JZ, 8.9.04. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICAL SHOWS: Politically, socially and economically it is not true that "the show must go on" or that a whole country and its people must be "run" by a territorial government, but, rather, that these kinds of compulsory and monopolistic tragicomedies ought to be ended as soon as possible, so that numerous other, tolerant and tolerable shows can be started and continued as long as they please their voluntary audience, viewers and participants. - JZ, 19.7.87, 2.4.89, 8.9.04, 19.9.04, 23.12.13. – POLITICAL “PERFORMANCES” TO BECOME QUITE COMPETITIVE ENTERTAINMENTS! PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INCLUDING VOLUNTARY TAXATION OR CONTRIBUTION SCHEMES

POLITICAL SOLUTIONS? There are no political solutions without doing away with territorial politics, which pretends to represent and serve all, while in reality it dearly costs and misleads almost all. This is true for the same reason that no single religion, church or sect can be considered as a solution to the problems posed by religious dissent. Only full political tolerance for different political actions (including different economic, social and ideological systems and programs) in the same territory, all confined to voluntary participants and their exterritorial autonomy, can work as well as religious tolerance and religious freedom did and does so for all who subscribed to it, wherever and whenever it was and is consistently applied - among like-minded believers. - JZ, 13.1.93, 8.9.04, 23.12.13. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM: VOLUNTARISM & TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT ACTIONS IN ALL SPHERES


POLITICAL STRUCTURES: Should they leave you largely alone, like supposedly limited governments, or should you have a free choice among them and even among non-political societies? "I must wonder why you are so intense, to the point of making it a death-pride matter, about the precise structure of a political organization. Why do you not, instead, concentrate your efforts toward arrangements whereby it will generally leave you and yours alone?" - Poul Anderson, The Day of their Return, p.138. Alas, here, too, he still has his mind set only on a single territorial government and merely upon reducing it to a minimum, not to zero, as far as its territorialism is concerned. - JZ, 7.1.93. Under panarchism one can freely choose a non-governmental society or any degree of self-government of like-minded people, which they do want and thus will maintain as long as they do. - JZ, 7.1.93, 23.12.13. – INSTITUTIONS, CONSTITUTIONS, EXTERRITORIAL VS. TERRITORIAL, VOLUNTARY VS. COERCIVE, COMPETITIVE VS. MONOPOLISTIC ONES, LEAVE ALONE, LAISSEZ FAIRE

POLITICAL STRUCTURES: The most that can be expected from a political system is that it should allow the free growth of countervailing moral tendencies within the society itself, and permit the utmost diversity in social arrangements so that the puritans as well as the epicures shall have their opportunity to succeed and to persuade. Politically, this requires a structure of the maximum possible decentralization of power, so that each group can follow its own path.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.332. – Alas, he did not include personal law and exterritorial autonomy competition and decentralization. – JZ, 2.10.07. - & COMPETITION, FREE CHOICE,  MAXIMUM DECENTRALIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTAION IN EVERY SPHERE

POLITICAL SYSTEMS: By democracy, I do not mean ‘state’. The political system, as we know it, could be abolished as archaic and parasitic. Instead, people might be organized at local units, electing delegates (if representation could not be avoided) with limited mandates which could be immediately revoked. ‘Managers’ of all sorts would be directly accountable.” – David DeLeon, For Democracy where we work, in Reinventing Anarchy, p.320. – Even anarchists and libertarians have, mostly, still difficulties in thinking beyond the framework of territorial governments and centrally owned and managed enterprises. – JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICAL SYSTEMS: Free competition and free cooperation in every rightful sphere and activity, but, especially, in the sphere of political, economic and social systems, practised among communities and societies of volunteers only, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 30.7.98. - COMPETITION, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICAL SYSTEMS: no political system at all. – Karl Hess, Death of Politics, 16. – A political system that confines all politics to volunteers only, their personal laws and their exterritorial autonomy, can wrong and harm only their own members and, as such, it and they should be tolerated, just as much as free societies of anarchists and libertarians should be, on that basis. – JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICAL SYSTEMS: Political systems are as imperfect and corrupt as the men who devise them. - Morris West, Proteus, p.59. - Or who run them. And all territorial ones are basically wrong and self-frustrating and make for imperfections and corruption, even for major internal and external crises. - JZ, 30.6.92, 14.1.93, 23.12.13. – F. A. Hayek, in "The Road to Serfdom", pointed out that even in the present (territorial! - JZ) democracies the worst tend to get to the top. I assert that, due to the very nature of panarchies, polyarchies and competing governance systems the best will tend to get to the top, although this will certainly not always occur upon the first try but may require several disappointing experiments with flawed men believed to be genuine leaders and to possess a program deserving this term. The individual secession option and voluntary membership reality of panarchies constitutes a much better sieving process to exclude demagogues etc. than does democratic voting and territorial "representational" rule. – It provides consumer sovereignty, i.e. freedom to shop around. Also freedom to set up competing “free enterprises” and businesses. Whatever is good or useful in present democracies could also be practised, by their believers, under exterritorial autonomy for them. I predict, with P. E. de Puydt, that e.g. the high taxation, high government spending and high government meddling trend of territorialism will be fast reversed under the new conditions. Each movement will have to foot its own bills and individual members will be financially hurt by anti-economic and neo-comic policies of their system. – They come to practise their individual consumer sovereignty and free enterprise notions in this sphere as well, thereby maximizing their satisfactions. - JZ, 11.12.03, 23.12.13.

POLITICAL SYSTEMS: Political systems must love poverty – they produce so much of it.” - P.J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.235. – Well, what could politicians promise to rich people to get their votes? But they can promise a lot to poor people, to get their votes. – Anyhow, more votes can be got from poor people than from rich people. - JZ, 24.9.07. Especially, if one promises them to rob the rich people and to spread the loot among the poor people. – JZ, 10.10.07. – In practice, most of the direct and indirect total of all taxes are, as a rule, not paid by the rich but by people with middle to low incomes and the rich and the productive capitalists will include their taxation costs in the prices they charge the majority of the people for the goods and services they supply them with. Thus even if the low and middle income people were charged with no direct taxes at all, they would still pay most of the tax burden through their consumer purchases, while those with incomes out of tax levies would be a burden upon all those still forced to pay taxes. – JZ, 29.11.13. - & POVERTY, JOKES, VOTING, POLITICIANS, PROMISES, TAXATION

POLITICAL SYSTEMS: The Political System is the problem.” - Jerry Brown, U.S. pol. candidate, 1992. - Apparently, he wanted to become part of the problem. The main problem of the political system is territoriality, its territorial sovereignty, power, coercion and monopoly. Exterritorial politics of autonomous volunteer communities would offer solutions arrived at by freedom of action and experimentation in the political sphere. Real solutions have hardly any chance to pass the inherent barriers of territorial politics. Should one go on discussing, for hundreds of years, the free trade and monetary freedom options or should one finally become or strive to become free to act upon them, among like-minded volunteers? - JZ, 13.1.93, 11.12.03, 20.9.04. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICAL SYSTEMS: under voluntary systems there is continual progress, the constant development of new views, and the action necessary for their practical application; under political systems immobility on the part of the administrators, discontented helplessness on the part of those for whom they administer.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.61/62. - To realize voluntarism in a new kind of politics means its confinement to voluntary members, personal law and exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICAL SYSTEMS: When merely coercion and centralization as well as monopolies are used and privileges granted, the resulting mess hardly deserves to be called a “system”. – JZ, 30.11.92, 19.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

POLITICAL THINKING: The idea of letting people alone is as far from political thinking as letting property alone is from criminal thinking. (Isn’t taxation also a denial of private property?)” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.49. – This is correct only for territorial political thinking, actions and institutions. – JZ, 3.3.08. – Political “thinking” is mostly characterized by not thinking about the exterrial autonomy, voluntary and personal law alternatives. – JZ, 13.6.13. – LET ALONE, LEAVE ALONE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, INDIVDIUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL HARMONIES

POLITICAL VIRTUE: Bagehot’s point that stupidity is a great political virtue, stupidity in the sense of lack of a critical attitude towards institutions. … – Russell Lewis, in: In Defence of Freedom, ed. by K. W. Watkins, p.89. - Yes, but only from the point of view of territorial politician who want to get into and remain in power. Territorial politicians prefer and largely get unthinking voting cattle rather than self-thinking, critical and obedient citizens. – One of Bagehot’s and Lewis false assumptions was that territorial political institutions are rightful and virtuous and should thus be uncritically accepted. – Under territorialism it is peace-promoting if the subjects largely shut up and follow orders, rather than engaging in faction fights and civil wars. On the other hand, it does provoke dissent, from mere protests to terrorist acts or violent revolutions and civil wars. - But under exterritorial autonomy for volunteers each individual could get the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice, thus leaving much less organizational motivation for infighting, except for incurable fanatics, fundamentalists, imperialists and territorialists or coercive “unifiers”. - JZ, 2.4.08. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY RULE, PANARCHY, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, DISSENTERS, MINORITY RIGHTS, VOLUNTARISM


POLITICAL ZOO: A copy of “Runbaken’s Political Zoo” was among the tomes on his shelf. Getting it down, he read the profiles of Senators Carmichael, Wright, Embleton and Lindle. Then he remembered Womerslye, looked up that worthy’s also …” - Eric Frank Russell, Dreadful Sanctuary, p.28. – Four Square, UK, 1967. – Since this is a SF story, it is quite possible that such a book does not yet exist. But, shouldn’t it? Why not list all known antics and ridiculous traits and hang-ups of politicians? Could be a publishing success. Might even be wise to add the politician’s comment in a few lines. – JZ, 10/76. – LIBERTARIAN WRITING, EDITING & PUBLISHING PROJECTS, PARLIAMENTS, CONGRESS

POLITICIANS: 22.6 % of Australians actually think that politicians know what they are doing. – Radio report, 9.11.93. In other words, 73.4 % think that they don’t. – JZ, n.d. - Alas, most of their critics and opponents are themselves territorialists. - JZ, 8.4.08. – STATISM, SUBORDINATION, OBEDIENCE.

POLITICIANS: 80 percent were hypocrites, 80 percent liars, 80 percent serious sinners … except of Sundays. There is always boozing and floozing … I don’t have enough time to tell you everybody’s name.” – William Miller, Congressional doorkeeper – Aren’t doorkeepers there to keep the criminals out? – JZ, 15.3.09. - POLITICIANS, SEEN CLOSE-UP, BY PEOPLE THEY HABITUALLY IGNORE, JOKES

POLITICIANS: A “Bizarro” cartoon depicts a slick politician in suit and tie greeting … guys filing out of a factory gate. The politician extends his hand and chirps: “ … Hello there, I have the need to dominate, vote for me next Tuesday … Hi, I’d appreciate your vote, I define my worth by the approval of others … Hello, I’ll tell you anything you want to hear if you’ll vote for me … Hi there, I sure would like to push you around for a few years, vote for me next Tuesday …” – A friend added a caption: “If politicians had to tell the truth, this is what they would be saying.” - – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.5. - OFFICE HOLDERS, & VOTING, ELECTION CAMPAIGNS, HONESTY, TRUTH IN ADVERTISING, JOKES

POLITICIANS: A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” – Thomas Paine - RULERS, TRUST, CONFIDENCE, TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNS, STATE SOVEREIGNTY, PARLIAMENTS, GOVERNMENTS, SUPREME COURTS, ACCOUNTABILITY

POLITICIANS: A candidate for office can have no greater advantage than muddled syntax; no greater liability than a command of language.” – Marya Mnnes (typo?), More in Anger, 1958, 1.1. – A clear thinker would not waste much of his life, time and energy trying to run the lives of other better than they could, even if this would bring him much money and fame. – He would only strive to realize his individual rights and liberties and those of other freedom lovers, leaving the rest to their own messy choices. – To change them merely by persuasion attempts is almost like running one’s head in to a wall, especially while suitable reference works, especially while an encyclopedia of the best refutations of popular errors, prejudices and myths is still amiss and an ideas archive he could refer to. – Opting out of their territorial statism and setting a much better example together with like-minded people, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy is, probably, the best he or she could do and thus should strive for. – E.g. Free Trade among the Free Traders only, leaving Protectionism to the Protectionists. – Experimental freedom for all – in accordance with their beliefs and convictions, always only at the own risk and expense. – It would work best in the all too muddled “social sciences” as well. - JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: A choice between politicians is no choice at all.” – Sy Leon, 13.12.1971. in a League of Non-Voters leaflet. – FREE CHOICE, VOTING, REPRESENTATION

POLITICIANS: A famous French economist by the name of Frederic Bastiat once suggested that when social policies turn out to be harmful to the citizenry, it is because politicians often react to economic problems that they can see, without any regard for the unforeseen consequences of their solutions to those problems." - Jack Chambless – However, sometimes they cannot even see and comprehend what is right before their nose or in their hand, namely their kind of monopoly money and its legal tender power, both of which make inflations, deflations and stagflations possible, which the politicians pretend to be able and willing to “fight”. – JZ, 16.1.13. - SHORTSIGHTED INSTEAD OF FAR-SIGHTED

POLITICIANS: A free man does not need politicians or bureaucrats and an unfree one is neither liberated nor helped by them. – JZ, 9.11.97. – FREEDOM, LIBERATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STILL NOT FULLY & CLEARLY DECLARED BY POLITICIANS

POLITICIANS: A good deal of the power of Statism flows from the irrational belief that elected officials are wiser, more judicious, more responsible than the feckless electorate...” - R. S. Radford, REASON 1/79, p.10. – This in spite of the fact that only power addicts strive for territorial power, which is more important to them than free, rightful and enlightened actions. Enlightened people would only strive for freedom to experiment for all people, always at the own cost and risk, like free enterprise in every sphere, even for State Socialists wishing to do their things to themselves, e.g. Obamacare for its advocates only and exclusively at their risk and expense. – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: A good politician is a contradiction in terms. - JZ, 76.

POLITICIANS: A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.” – H. L. Mencken, 1880-1956, Prejudices 4th series, 1925. . – Quoted by Carl Watner in THE VOLUNTARYIST, Aug. 92. - Another version: A good one (politician ) is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.” - H. L. Mencken, NEWSWEEK, September 12, 1955.

POLITICIANS: A greater security distance between politicians and the public. – Yes, the greatest possible one, so that they do not longer get together at all. – JZ, 10/90. – If possible, we should export all politicians to the moon and break off all communications with them there as well. If we could, we should even export them to another universe, as many light years distant as possible. – Security experts think only of protecting politicians from the members of the public but not the public from the politicians. - JZ, 27.3.08. – The latter should, rather, be their main job. - JZ, 15.3.09.  – However, exterritorial politicians of communities of volunteers are quite another matter. They might, actually, be genuine pioneers. At least they do not molest any others than their followers. - JZ, 30.1.11. - SECURITY FOR OFFICIALS OR FOR THE PUBLIC, AGAINST THEM? JOKES

POLITICIANS: A group of incompetents claiming the authority to manage almost everything, based on the votes of the vast majority of those, who are still more incompetent than they are. – JZ, 5.3.83.

POLITICIANS: A large part of the effort of modern politicians is devoted to destroying … the sense of responsibility among electors and to spreading the futile and dishonest belief that somehow or other someone else will pay for the good things for which electors are invited to vote.” – Colin Clark, Taxmanship, 1964. - They are not necessarily good, i.e. rightful and rational things, either. Nor are the voters free to vote on every budget expenditure tax and law. That would make many of them impossible and greatly reduce the costs of the lot. With territorial and collectivist voting as practised, both, decision-making and their own funds are taken, largely, out of their hands and replaced by a statist and territorialist farce, one pretending to be representative, democratic, republican, self-governmental and expressing consent, while in reality it expresses mainly only that of an under-informed and misinformed as well as prejudiced temporary majority, most of whose members are victims of the governmental "mis-education" system. They are not enlightened and sovereign consumers of competitively offered public services. - JZ, 30.1.11.

POLITICIANS: A last golden hand-shake for all politicians. With it they could employ, whatever talents they may have, productively rather than furthermore looting us and hindering our free production and exchange. – JZ, 6.12.93, 15.2.08. – However, that, too, would be a territorialist and collectivist “solutions” for all the people in a country. I really prefer individual and group secessionism and personal law or experimental freedom choices for individual and groups of likeminded volunteers, leaving the remaining people trying to enjoy their statist system among themselves, i.e., provoking least resistance from them to my own choices in practicing my own individual rights and liberties, alone or in free association with like-minded people, country-wide or world-wide. – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw. – According to this “thought” politicians would spend honorable lives, for they do make one mistake after the other and commit one wrong after the other. - I would rather vote for a do-nothing, take-nothing, prohibit-nothing and give-nothing politicians, if I voted for any one of them at all. – JZ, 9.7.92, 21.2.08. - However, Shaw was right e.g. for citizens at least trying to help establish peace, freedom and justice, even if they make one mistake after the other. Panarchism is also a framework for making many mistakes, as fast as possible, everywhere, but all confined to a relatively small number, all of them volunteers, under conditions, where publicity for their mistakes will help other such experimenters to avoid them. – JZ, 21.4.07. – SUCCESS, FAILURES, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing!” – Especially when those with it play at being authorities and know-it-alls or even Gods – and use secular powers to enforce their will, their decrees, their spleens, errors and prejudices upon all involuntary subjects in a whole country. – What do they really know and care about except their own interests and ambitions? – Is there even one among them who knows and appreciates all individual rights and liberties and would thus at least have the potential to act somewhat as a protector for all of them? – How many of them, if any, have seriously considered the alternative of voluntaristic and exterritorial politics? The confinement of all their thinking and actions to territorialism is like confining oneself to nightlife and ignoring all possibilities of living and acting in daylight. – They consider only one side of the coin of political association possibilities – and then imagine themselves to be experts in politics! - JZ, 25.8.00, 17.9.08. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, BUREAUCRATS, PLANNERS, OFFICIALS, AUTHORITIES, PANARCHISM, POLITICAL “SCIENCE”

POLITICIANS: A man can never become a politician through honesty. Even if he did not lie to others, he has at least to lie to himself - that he could ever truly represent the others - even those who didn't or wouldn't vote for him. - JZ, 76. – HONESTY, LIES, SELF-DECEPTION

POLITICIANS: a man's deepest convictions are too important a matter to be entrusted to politicians.” - E. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 12/75. - Unless constitutional (panarchistic) arrangements are made to ensure that a politician is a true representative, i.e. he represents individuals, like-minded people only and does not pretend to be able to represent all of a population and to reconcile all rightful interests in one unified organization and centralized decision-making or law. - JZ, 22.9.83, 9.4.08, 24.12.13. - TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION

POLITICIANS: A pathological need to control other people with the threat of violence (i.e. laws) is more or less the defining mental state of members of the political class everywhere in the western world today." - Perry de Havilland – POWER ADDICTS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, LAWS, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, CENTRALIZATION, UNIFORMITY, POWER-MADNESS

POLITICIANS: A petty thief is put in jail. A great brigand becomes a ruler of a State." - Thus, the only difference between State rulers and out-and-out robber chieftains is the size of their depredations. This theme of ruler-as-robber was to be repeated, as we have seen, by Cicero, and later by Christian thinkers in the Middle Ages, though of course these were arrived at independently. - Robert Weissberg, THE VOLUNTARYIST, 2/98, p.3, quoting Chung Tzu, 300 B.C. - RULERS, CRIMINALS, STATES, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature.” - Lord Bryce. - Owen Wister, Roosevelt: The Story of a Friendship, p.66 (1930). This remark was made during a conversation with Wister in London in 1921. - Like many other such remarks it does apply, largely, only to the politics of territorialism and its centralization, monopolies, compulsory membership or territorial subjugation and other coercive features. - JZ, 26.11.02. - The voluntary and competitive nature of panarchies would tend to bring out the best in its leaders and followers. If it brings out their worst, then they would have only themselves to blame and they would be the only ones to suffer under their errors, mistakes and wrongs. - JZ, 30.1.11. - EXTERRITORIALISM OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM & TOLERANCE VS. TERRITORIAL AUTHORITARIANISM

POLITICIANS: A politician asks himself not what he can do for a country but what he can do for himself by pretending to be able and willing to do something for the country, i.e., for all of its population. Because of the all too wide acceptance of that false pretence, it is all too much overlooked what they are really doing to us and this at our expense and risk. – JZ, 15.3.93, 19.2.08. – A whole country is not a single firm that needs to be run or could be run by one authority, least of all by any politician, or clique of politicians, especially seeing that there seems to be not a single politician in the whole world who knows enough of economics to abstain from any economic meddling. (*) – As territorialists they also make messes of internal and external political and social affairs. - Politicians always pretend to possess a comprehensive knowledge and an enormous capability which, in reality, not a single human being does possess and can possess. – But they do organize and impose their ignorance, prejudices and incompetence all too effectively, like all power addicts. – If only their victims bothered to learn to know all their individual rights and liberties - and to apply them - politicians would become a laughing stock, acting e.g. as clowns in circus performances or as strange apes in zoos or would be incarcerated as madmen. - JZ, 19.2.08. – If Ron Paul and other “gold bugs” had been successful in introducing gold coins and 100% covered and redeemable gold certificates as an exclusive currency, they might have brought about the greatest currency famine ever experienced under any exclusive currency or monopoly money. As an exclusive value standard gold weight units cannot do much harm but would not be as good as freedom in the choice of value standards would be. – Even the good intentions of libertarians can also do much wrong and harm if their schemes are territorially imposed, instead of being realized only among volunteers in their own free experiments. - JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies. – Friedrich Nietzsche, quoted by Mark Frazier shared James Egbert's photo, on Facebook, 13.8.12. - ENEMIES, TOOLS, SUBJECTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SUBJECTS, VICTIMS, REPRESENTATION, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: A politician does nothing except disturb the natural order.” - Dr. H. G. Pearce, 7.1.75.

POLITICIANS: A politician has to be able to see both sides of an issue, so he can get around it.” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, quoted in READER’S DIGEST. – Date?

POLITICIANS: A politician is a man who gives your life for his country.” – The Western Brothers, quoted in The University Libertarian, Dec. 55. – HUMAN SACRIFICES OR THE INHUMAN SACRIFICES OF TERRITORIALLISM

POLITICIANS: A politician is a man who stands for what he thinks the voters will fall for.” - Quoted in Ancol Desk Calendar.

POLITICIANS: A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.” - Oscar Levant. – I once said cynically of a politician, "He'll doublecross that bridge when he comes to it." - Oscar Levant. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.” – Adlai Stevenson, 1900-1966. - Quoted L. Harris, The Fine Art of Political Wit. – And an either empty brain or one only full of popular errors and prejudices. – JZ, 15.3.09.

POLITICIANS: A politician is an animal who can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.” – Author unidentified.

POLITICIANS: A politician is an arse / upon which everyone has sat except a man.” – Edward Estlin, Cummings, 1894-1962, ONE TIMES ONE, a politician, 1944. – Also called: “1 x 1, 1944”.

POLITICIANS: A politician is like a woman: privileged to change his mind – even if it is to your disadvantage. – JZ, 27.4.83. – I wonder: Do female politicians change their minds even more frequently than male politicians do? – JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICIANS: A politician is like quicksilver. If you try to put your finger on him you will find nothing under it.” – Austin O’Malley. - But remember, with quicksilver, too, the mere touch or close company alone with him or the breathing of his fumes is already somewhat poisonous! – Even when it is amalgamated with silver, as in the older and customary tooth fillings. – JZ, 27.6.92, 20.2.08.

POLITICIANS: A politician is only the unmatured socialist.” - Auberon HERBERT: A Politician in Trouble about his Soul. – All the State socialists are still immature, ignorant and prejudiced when it comes to any of the social sciences, which are themselves still quite immature. – JZ, 18.6.13.

POLITICIANS: A politician must often talk and act before he has thought and read. He may be very ill-informed respecting a question; all his notions about it may be vague and inaccurate; but speak he must, and if he is a man of talents, of tact, an of intrepidity, he soon finds that, even under such circumstances, it is possible to speak successfully.” – T. B. Macaulay, Gladstone on Church and State, EDINBURGH REVIEW, April, 1839 – If he just uses the popular and plausible sounding phrases, slogans and generalities. How often does one hear any sound idea of them? – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: A politician normally prospers under democracy in proportion ... as he excels in the invention of imaginary perils and imaginary defenses against them.” - H. L. Mencken, 1918. They are exploiting fears – even when they themselves have caused these fears, e.g. the danger of war by their territorialism and mass unemployment and inflation by their monetary despotism and the fear of immigrants by the mass unemployment and Welfare State burdens the politicians themselves have caused. – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: A politician promises to give you back some of your own wealth.” - SML - And he calls it: government spending. – JZ, n.d.

POLITICIANS: A politician to me - and I am not one - is a man who is always looking for trouble and then blaming it on to somebody else. That is a very easy thing to do.” – Sir Ernest Benn, The Case of Benn v. Maxton, p.193.

POLITICIANS: A politician tries to be your friend, but this is hypocrisy and everyone knows that his handshake is not worth a cup of coffee, and that his smile won't lower taxes if he is elected.” - Duncan Yuille, Free Trade, a leaflet. – Politeness and good manners – are certainly not good enough to run a whole country. Their ideas of individual rights and liberties are very flawed and incomplete. – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: a politician who claims he’s going to cut the size of government is saying he’s going to creep up on himself and steal his own wallet.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.115. – Only stealing from others is what they are really proficient in. – JZ, 24.12.13. - PROMISING TO CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING, JOKES

POLITICIANS: A politician who keeps his promises is no longer a politician.” - D.Z., 77. - We would have to invent a new name for this new species. - JZ, 78. - Should we merely call him e.g. a contractor? As such he would only be honest if he didn't deal in stolen funds and privileges. - JZ, 5.11.02, 30.1.11.

POLITICIANS: A politician who trusts the people is just as dumb as people who trust politicians.” - Chen, ST. JOHNS BREAD. – TRUST, STATISM

POLITICIANS: A politician will tell you, you can’t fool all the people all the time, but then, it isn’t necessary. A majority will do.” – US “GARGOYLE”, April 77.

POLITICIANS: A politician with a few conventional vices is better for us and not as dangerous to us than the one who concentrates on one dangerous vice, namely his addiction to personal power. – JZ, 23.5.91, 27.3.08, 24.12.13. – POWER ADDICTION

POLITICIANS: A politician, like everybody else, is best at taking care of his own interests. Everything else is secondary to his ambitions – just as well as to ours. – JZ, 4.7.92, 20.2.08. – SELF INTEREST UNDER THE PRETENCE OF PUBLIC INTEREST

POLITICIANS: A politician’s clarification is harder to understand than his original statement.” – Dr. Laurence J. Peter

POLITICIANS: A politician’s neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright.” – Internet quote.

POLITICIANS: A profession holding out the greatest amount of power for the least amount of training or responsibility.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought.

POLITICIANS: A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker. – H. L. Mencken, in 

POLITICIANS: a professor gets all of his out of a book, but the politician, as bad as he is, does have an understanding of human nature, and the mob. – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.325. – Since a professor is not confined to one book and politicians have time, interest and understanding only for a few books, if any, and these, usually not the best, a professor could come to understand human nature and the mob better than most politicians, based on the accumulated and recorded knowledge of mankind. The trouble with most politicians is that they know almost nothing else but the worst of human nature and of mobs and skillfully use and abuse this kind of knowledge for their own interests and purposes. – JZ, 29.7.92, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: a rabble of robbers giving us the law.” - Erckmann-Chatrian: Waterloo, A Story of the 100 days, p.228. – Their kind of legislation. – JZ, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: A rayformer thinks he was ilicted because he was a rayformer, whin th' thruth iv th' matther is he was ilicted because no wan knew him.” - Finley Peter Dunne, Observations by Mr Dooley, p.167 (1906, reprinted 1968). - ELECTIONS, VOTING, JOKES

POLITICIANS: A recent poll taken by the London Sunday People revealed the following disturbing British opinions and habits: 97 % think that all politicians are liars.” – John Colebatch, business man: The other 3% must be politicians. – TANSTAAFL, 3/76. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: A Rose Bay reader writes: “The trouble is not that politicians go overseas; but that they return.” And on that note, we wish you Bon Voyage, Gough." – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, column 8, 14.12.74. – Its column 8 used to have a libertarian flavor, now and then. Now it appeals only to small minds regarding trivia. At least that is my impression when I do, occasionally, still glance at it. – JZ, 15.3.09.

POLITICIANS: A scientist is someone whose insights are greater than his actions spheres. With politicians it is the other way around.“ – Helmar Nahr („Wissenschaftler ist jemand, dessen Einsichten grosser sind als seine Wirkungsmoeglichkeiten. Gegenteil: Politiker.”)

POLITICIANS: A statesman is any politician it’s considered safe to name a school after.” – Bill Vaughan - STATESMEN

POLITICIANS: A surgeon had 2 brains for sale: A politician's for $ 900 and a baker's for $ 300. Which one do you want, he asked his patient? - Why the price difference?- was the reply. 'Quite simply: Because the politician's was never used.’ - reported by D. Z., 11/73. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: A territorial politician is more interested in your obedience and your taxes than in your being free and well off. – JZ, 22.4.96. – The politicians of exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers would have to put up or shut up and resign. They would have to act like successful manufacturers and businessmen towards satisfied customers. – JZ, 26.3.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

POLITICIANS: a-principled (*) political animal whose only goal is to gain and keep office – so that they may gain and keep the public worship they seek.” - Ben Bova, editorial, ANALOG, 4/76. - (*) unprincipled? – JZ

POLITICIANS: Adolf Hitler was one of the greatest woman-kissing, baby-holding, and dog-patting politicians of all time.” – THE LIBERTARIAN NEWSLETTER, No. 2, 1976.

POLITICIANS: After all, in a polity we need politicians.” - Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p 232. – But do we need a territorial polity? – JZ, 26.9.08.

POLITICIANS: After the due quantum of dining, drinking, spouting, lying, equivocating, bribing, rioting, head-breaking, promise-breaking, and chairing of successful candidateship I found myself chosen member for Buyemall. – Edward Bulwer Lytton (Lord Lytton): “Pelham or The Adventure of a Gentle Man”, 1828.

POLITICIANS: Against ordinary criminals we have the police. (Although a monopolistic and governmental police force is not very efficient.) But what protection have we got against the official criminals, backed by their laws? The State police and other armed forces will rather fight for them than against them. Even the National Guards are largely under government control. An ideal and autonomous militia force of citizens for the protection of all of their individual rights and liberties, to the extent that they do want to claim them for themselves, does, alas, not yet exist anywhere in the world – to my knowledge. – JZ, 16.2.94, 19.2.08, 30.1.11. – MILITIA, PROTECTION AGAINST OFFICIAL CRIMINALS WITH VICTIMS

POLITICIANS: Al Capone, in answer to Will Roger’s question as to what was the matter with the country: “We got too many crooks in high places.” – Donald Day: Will Rogers. – CRIME, POWER, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Al Gore, who might best be characterized as an expensive mountebank, was another great whooper for prayer. As vice-president, he had on his desk a placard with the toe-curling motto ‘WWJD” – What Would Jesus Do? Apparently he never pondered a more pertinent question: what would the founding fathers think? - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.106. - We haven’t even got a prayer’s hope of getting rightful and informed decisions from them in more than a tiny fraction of all cases. – JZ, 19.2.12. - RELIGION, CHRISTIANITY, PRAYER & CONSTITUTIONALISM

POLITICIANS: All political leaders of territorial States should be renamed, e.g., "mis-leaders", "leading confidence tricksters", "dominant liars", "main tribute gatherers", "legalized criminals", "crime bosses", etc., JZ, 11.4.00, 2.2.02. - Who will invent the most suitable term for them? - JZ, 30.1.11. - RULERS, LEADERSHIP, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS

POLITICIANS: All politicians are amateurs when it comes to management. However, as far as corruption and swindle are concerned, they are professionals. – G. B. Shaw, retranslated from a German version. – JZ

POLITICIANS: All politicians are engaged in very promising careers. - JZ, 25.7.82.

POLITICIANS: All politicians are like a like a bunch of bananas. They hang together, they are all yellow and there isn’t a straight one in the lot. – Roger Whitaker. – JOKES

POLITICIANS: All politicians are objectively disqualifiable for the offices they want to gain or maintain. – JZ 23.5.91. – The simple and obvious reason for this is that they are not gods. – JZ, 27.3.08. – They are madmen, simply by the fact of wanting to obtain or retain power over others, rather than living their own lives. – JZ21.2.08.

POLITICIANS: All politicians are running all countries - down! - JZ 8.6.82. – Do you know many exceptions from this rule? – JZ, 18.6.13.

POLITICIANS: All politicians are spoilers and claim jumpers. - JZ, 77.

POLITICIANS: All politicians disqualify themselves - by pretending to be able to run a country, or, rather, its whole population. As if it were a single business. State socialists openly assert that it is. Our politicians uphold he fiction that they can and do represent all of us. The only rightful politicians would be the ones who exposed this fraud and deprived all territorial politicians of their power. - JZ, 76, 30.1.11. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, FALSE PRETENCE OF ALMOST ALL PRESENT POLITICIANS

POLITICIANS: All politicians must be brought to resign. - JZ 11.7.74. - This is entirely feasible - when public opinion becomes finally aware of how entirely incompetent all people are to politically, economically, socially and quite exclusively run the lives of others on a territorial scale. - JZ, 3.11.76, 21.9.82, 16.3.09, 30.1.11. – Or when all those, from whom they are supposed to have got a mandate, have finally seceded from them. – JZ, 19.4.08. – As rulers over their remaining voluntary victims they could remain, as long as they have any. – Deterrent examples do also have their usefulness. – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: All politicians seem to suffer from amnesia – when it comes to their pre-election promises. – JZ, 17.6.92. – And for any historical experiences speaking against their “newest” bills. – JZ, 22.3.08, 30.1.11.

POLITICIANS: All politicians should be properly labeled. E.g.: I am a “big brother” and dangerous to your rights, liberties, life, health and wealth. – JZ, 29.1.98.

POLITICIANS: All politicians should replace their counter-productive, exploitative and oppressive jobs with productive ones – or confine all their political activities to their voluntary victims, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 23.3.07, 25.10.07. – They reserve to themselves the right to resign from politics – but they do not permit their subjects to resign from the subjection to their politics of the politicians, i.e. to ignore them or to secede from them. – JZ, 8.3.09. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: All politicians, by their words, and actions, their wrongful and broken promises, and their ‘financing” through the levying of tax tributes, their kind of spending and waste, have proven that they are unfit to rule the whole population. The remaining trouble consists in the majority of their victims not seeing or believing these proofs. – JZ, 14.11.93, 24.12.13. – Thus the enlightened minorities (as well as the only somewhat enlightened ones) should become free to opt out from under their rule to do their own things for or to themselves. – JZ, 25.11.93, 16.3.09. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICIANS: All territorial politicians could do better for the public out of political offices than they can do in and through political offices. Then they would have to do something productive, providing some really wanted service or consumer product for the market, i.e. for sovereign consumers, rather than acting parasitically and despotically as territorial politicians. Those who have still some delusions about political services could reorganize them at their expense and risk in their own voluntary and competing governments, chosen individually for themselves, perhaps hiring for this some of the former territorial politicians. Naturally, all other people should be free to establish the kinds of free or different societies and communities that they do want for themselves, all of them also without any kind of territorial monopoly and under their own kinds of personal laws. – JZ, 2.3.96, 26.3.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: All territorial politicians suffer under delusions of grandeur. – JZ, 14.9.91. - Or what has been called the God-complex or the superiority complex. - Any other actor may get much applause - but only for his acting ability. - Once they are elected into office, they want to be taken serious und use laws and police forces, so that we do have to take their antics serious. Other actors don't have this power over us. - JZ, 30.1.11.

POLITICIANS: All territorial States, their laws, governments, parliaments, courts, bureaucracies of all kinds, prevent us from taking our fates into our own hands and advancing via free and voluntary experiments, together with like-minded people, quite in accordance with our own world views, but in voluntary associations only, i.e. without an territorial monopoly, under personal law, i.e. full exterritorial autonomy, always at the own risk and expense only. – Who could rightfully complain about that or would be unable or unwilling to use such an opportunity to realize, relatively easily, the own ideals in this way, to the extent that they are practical? – In short, individual sovereignty for all but criminals with victims and other aggressors. - JZ, 25.8.98, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: All the politicians can do for you is to provide you with some recyclable envelopes that contained their lies and false pretences for their current election campaign. – JZ, 28.2.96, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: All the politicians really think and care about: We ought to get or stay on top. – JZ, 31.7.93. – POWER URGE, POWER ADDICTION, POWER MADNESS

POLITICIANS: all who are elected do misuse it.” (*) – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.76. (*) their office, the government, the power their gained by the election. – JZ

POLITICIANS: Almost all parents knows that at a certain age they have to let go of full reigns over their children and to loosen them as they mature. Politicians want to go on treating us as children all the time. - JZ 24.3.80. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIAL STATES AS PERPETUAL KINDERGARDENS OR EVEN NATION-WIDE PRISONS FOR ADULTS

POLITICIANS: Almost all politicians and bureaucrats are not an asset but a liability to the population of whole countries. Moreover, they form only statist governments that are legally forced upon us by constitutions, laws and jurisdictions, by political powers that have been territorially usurped and maintained. - They constitute the largest, most costly and most dangerous compulsory unionism, protection racket or mafia organization. – Only free secessionism and competition from personal law societies of volunteers can reduce them to their rightful powers, that over their voluntary victims, as long as they can keep them satisfied. - JZ, 1.12.93, 15.2.08. 30.1.11, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Almost all politicians are only the friends of everybody’s – money, vote and obedience towards them. – JZ, 29.7.84, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Almost all the “economics” conducted by politicians are “anti-economics’ or “neo-comics” (Terms coined by Dr H. G. Pearce), excepting only the corruption business, in which they are involved. It is profitable to the briber and the bribed – but often seriously wrongs and harms innocent people by the resulting legalized monopolies or privileges. – JZ, 23.9.98, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Almost every politician does, under certain circumstances, so desperately need an honest man that, like a starving wolf he breaks into a sheep shed - not in order to eat stolen ram but to hide behind its back. - Friedrich Nietzsche. –Anyhow, they all need honest and obedient taxpayers as their victims. – Whistleblowers are certainly not popular with them. - JZ, 16.3.09. - (*) FRONT MEN, FALL GUYS, COVER UPS, SECRECY, PUBLIC IMAGE

POLITICIANS: Although all politicians, their laws, institutions and bureaucrats are counter-productive, they do manage to get, coercivelyk, a major part of the earnings of all productively working people. – JZ, 23.12.11, 23.2.12. - TAXES, LAWS, BUREAUCRATS

POLITICIANS: America is one nation where everyone is presumed innocent - until the president offers him a job.” - Wildlife Harvest. – (A magazine? – JZ) PRESIDENTS, CORRUPTION, RULERS, POWER, JOKES

POLITICIANS: American people had their liberties, had them all; but apparently they could not rest o'nights until they had turned them over to a prehensile crew of professional politicians.” - Herbert Spencer. – Did the people, ever and anywhere, really know and enjoy all individual liberties and rights? –T hey are even today not yet generally known, published and appreciated. – JZ, 19.4.08, 16.3.09. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICIANS: American politicians have proven themselves to be as imaginative and inventive as those of any other land in justifications for the expansion of their powers.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/73. – All too often they simply usurp them or authorize them by decrees, just like absolute kings and princes did of old. – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: An acrobat who keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.” – Maurice Barrès

POLITICIANS: An anti-political politician is not to be trusted, since the best way to be against something is simply not to participate in it.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.228

POLITICIANS: An election year is the time politicians want to help us out of all the trouble they got us into in the first place.” – G. S., READER’S DIGEST, 6/85. - Alas, they neither know the causes nor the cures - but want to be elected nevertheless. And still find enough fools to vote for them - upon their false promises. - JZ, 30.1.11. – JOKES

POLITICIANS: An honest politician is a contradiction in terms.” – JZ, 9.11.93. – HONESTY, PROMISES, LIES, PROPAGANDA

POLITICIANS: An honest politician is one that stays bought.” – Robert Heinlein, The Day After Tomorrow, p.80. – HONESTY, JOKES, CORRUPTION, BRIBERY, LOBBIES, VESTED INTEREST GROUPS.

POLITICIANS: An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought. - Simon Cameron, Republican Boss of Pennsylvania, about 1860. - Quoted by Thomas B. Reed. (Robinson, Life.) & Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – HONESTY, CORRUPTION, BRIBERY

POLITICIANS: An honest politician lies to himself about the good that he could and would do as a politician. – JZ, 29.5.91, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: An incorruptible politician would be a corrupted politician. - JZ, 78. – Meaning: One who would not turn away from the crooked path he had already chosen for himself. - JZ, 5.11.02, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: And if any shall inquire, Why we undertake to offer this Agreement, we must professe, we are sensible that you have been so often deceived with Declarations and Remonstrances, and fed with vain hopes that you have sufficient reason to abandon all confidence in any persons whatsoever, from whom you have no other security of their intending your freedome, then bare Declaration. ...” - An Agreement of the People, 1647, quoted in A. L. Morton: Freedom in Arms, p.135.

POLITICIANS: And so all the probabilities are in favor of the fact that not those who are better than those over whom they rule, but, on the contrary, those who are worse, have always been and even now are in power.” – Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS, RULERS, VOTING, LEADERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, POWER, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS

POLITICIANS: And so the hapless subjects of Diocletian complained that soon “there will be more governors than governed’.”- L. S. Stavrianos, The Promise of the Coming Dark Age, 1976, p.10. – After almost 2000 years we have finally come all too close to realizing that kind of “ideal”. – JZ, 16.9.07. - & BUREAUCRATS & THEIR HANDOUT RECIPIENTS, ON THE BACKS OF THE TAX-SLAVES

POLITICIANS: And then there was the political candidate who hired two research assistants: one to dig up the facts, and the other to bury them.” - Blackie Sherrod, quoted in READERS DIGEST, Nov. 75. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: And we will, eventually, return control of the income of the top echelons in government to the people, so that they can't vote themselves those outrageous salaries.” - Paul Gann, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 9/78. – Are their labors objectively worth anything, at any price? - However, here, too, the subjective value theory should be applied, by letting them rule only over their volunteers, who should be free to pay them annually even their weight in gold or diamonds, if they want to. They would certainly get some more fat cats this way. – JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: And who is responsible for this conspiracy? Who is masterminding it? We are. The voters. The flabby-minded people who complain about taxes and corruption and crime and morality ... and do nothing else about it except complain. The voters who woke up on election-day convinced that it makes no difference which candidate they picked, because both candidates are thieves or idiots. - ANALOG, 4/76. – Let all voters finally become fully enfranchised by realizing their individual right to opt out of the existing territorial system and into that particular and freely competing and experimenting political, economic and social system that they do want for themselves, under personal law, i.e. full exterritorial autonomy, as a matter of free individual choice, together only with like-minded other volunteers, regardless of what the majority of the present territorial voters vote for and what other dissenting minorities do for or to themselves, always at their own risk and expense. – No more compulsory taxation and country-wide common budgets and centralized decision-making or compulsory collectivism and monopolism. - JZ, 1.3.09, 24.12.13. – VOTING, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, GENUINELY FREE ELECTIONS, VOTES THAT COUNT 100% FOR EACH VOTER, INDIVIDUAL RATHER THAN COLLECTIVIST CHOICES VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

POLITICIANS: And who will introduce a law to say that POLITICIANS must deliver THEIR goods on time? Not the politicians!” - Terry Arthur: 95% Is Crap, p.11? – In panarchies they would either deliver and this in time or they would lose their customers. – But as territorial monopolists they are, largely, independent of us, for all too long periods. Use consumer sovereignty towards them and their offers. Make sure their offers are competitive. Shop around, pick and choose, among a great variety of political, economic and social system, to maximize your satisfactions! - JZ, 16.3.09. – You do have this natural right and should back it up with an ideal militia of volunteers to uphold all individual rights and liberties, at least to the extent that communities of volunteers wish to practise them among their members. - JZ, 30.1.11, 24.12.13. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE ENTERPRISE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, COMPETITION, BOYCOTTS, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: And, it should be noted, the criminal finds no moral difference between his manner of making a living and that of the ordinary citizen or the politician; all enterprise is to him a 'racket,' different only in the respect that some forms of 'racketeering1 are legal and others are not. That's the way he thinks. – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.136. – At present the worst and largest rackets are legalized and official ones, country-wide or State-wide or over the territory of a local government. – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Anthony Hargis is proposing to run a monkey for various political offices.” – LIBERTAS REVIEW. - Who would notice the difference? – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/80. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: any lout who has talked you into voting him a chance to command us.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.974.

POLITICIANS: Any man - or woman, who pretends to (announce that they) (*) know what's best for any of us, is without a doubt more dangerous than the worst of violent criminals: Criminals act, and then move on; politicians act, and act, and act. No one single act by them is good enough, as it absolutely must be followed by yet another act ever more heinous than the last - all in our names, and 'best interests'. – Ergo, virtually any constitution - save one, is nothing less than the best excuse to violate everything we hold dear - including our lives, and those of all others - anywhere. - The only constitution worthy of consideration is the one which says: No human being has the right - under any circumstances - to initiate force against another human being, nor to threaten or delegate its initiation. In my book, the fewer - and plainer - the words, the better.” - SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY COLLECTOR: E. J. Totty at - Quotes sent by CB, 29. 8. 06. (*) I would leave out what I put in brackets. – It is high time for all the collectors of slogans for liberty to combine their efforts – either on one website or, much cheaper, on one disk. – For automatic sorting they would simply have to agree on a common format. - JZ, 8.3.09. – I still have not learnt to indicate and then eliminate any “field” that is an invisible part of a paragraph I copied into my collection. As a result, my automatic sorting system does not work for them. Any good advice by anyone on this? – JZ, 24.12.13. - SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, CONSTITUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM, CRIMINALS, POLITICS, NON-INITIATION OF FORCE, CRIMINALS

POLITICIANS: Any of the present politicians could only become important – if he became an individualist secessionist. – As they are, they can perceive individual secessionism only as a secession from them and their aims and thus they “welcome” individual secessionism like the Pope did Protestantism. - JZ, 3.3.05. - As usual, they are short-sighted and do not see their long-term chances to ruler over many voluntary victims, via panarchism, just like the Popes still do. - JZ, 30.1.11. - THEIR IMPORTANCE OR UNIMPORTANCE

POLITICIANS: Any productive, creative and exchange sphere, with which politicians do not meddle with, tends to bloom. – JZ, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: Anybody who's in very long is corrupt. If he ain't, he ain't in.” - Jerry Pournelle, Peace with Honor, p.145 in ANALOG, 5/71. - & CORRUPTION, POWER

POLITICIANS: Anyone who can get elected is not qualified to serve.” – IN quote.

POLITICIANS: Anyone who can get elected under this system, ought not to be allowed to serve.” - Gore Vidal to Dick Cavett, 3/11/81.

POLITICIANS: anyone who offers himself for election under a democratic system automatically disqualifies himself, because those who crave power are those least fitted to wield it!’ Addicts. That's what they are.” - John Brunner, The Stone that Never Came Down, p.189, ascribes the quoted words to Donald MICHAEL.

POLITICIANS: Anyone who wants to become or remain a politician should only be regarded and treated with the deepest suspicion. – JZ, 29.5.91. – Unless he confines all his activities and “services” to his remaining voluntary victims only. – They would deserve each other and still have to learn their lessons. – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Anyone who wants to rule over others or who imagines that he or anyone could do so for mutual benefit, is simply mad: a power addict.” – JZ, 20.4.85, 3.3.08. – RULERS, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATIVES, MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, CHANCELLORS

POLITICIANS: Apart from organizing wars the predominant effect of politicians is the deterioration of words and currencies.” – Helmar Nahr – (JZ tr. of: „Neben der Organisation von Kriegen besteht die hervorragendste Wirkung der Politiker in der Entwertung von Worten und Waehrungen.“)

POLITICIANS: Apply the fraud laws to politicians. - JZ, 76.

POLITICIANS: Are elected officials better at governing or at winning elections?” – Jerry Pournelle, in A Step Farther Out, I, p.152. - Can anybody be good at ruling the population of whole territories? - JZ, 30.1.11. – Q., TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

POLITICIANS: Are there any crimes politicians are not prepared to commit in order to gain or remain in office? – JZ, 10.8.99. - Q., CRIMES

POLITICIANS: Are there many politicians who do know, what causes war, poverty, inflation, unemployment? I doubt it. Nevertheless, few of those, who do not know or whose ideas on these problems are quite flawed, do seriously try to find out the solutions to these problems. Least of all are they likely to find the causes of these problems in their own territorial institutions and laws. – JZ, 24.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Are today's prevailing political doctrines more enlightened than those, which elected a Grover Cleveland? Henry Adams in his EDUCATION observed that the succession of presidents from Washington, Adams and Jefferson down to Ulysses Grant was enough to disprove the theory of progressive evolution! What would he say if he were able to observe the recent past?” - Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 5/79. - But then natural evolution does not proceed via the TERRITORIAL political process and any of the presently fashionable systems of exclusive and interventionist voting. JZ 21/9/82.

POLITICIANS: Are we getting value for money for all the money we pay politicians?” - John Butler, 5/1/75. – Q.

POLITICIANS: Around election time he can be depended on never to leave welfare enough alone.” - Safian, Insults, II/156. – WELFARE STATE

POLITICIANS: As a … politician, he was already corrupt, and he never could see how any practical politician could be less corrupt than himself. …” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907, ch.3. - CORRUPTION

POLITICIANS: As a man of politics, I cannot afford the doctrine of man’s individual magnificence.” – Jean Anouilh, The Lark, 1955, 1, adapted by Lillian Hellman. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICIANS: As a rule politicians comprehend under freedom only their own liberty (authority) to manipulate or rule others. Socialists, however they call themselves, are alike them in this respect. - LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 5. (or 3?) – “FREE NATIONS”, “MANDATES”, POWER, RULERS

POLITICIANS: As a rule you don’t get the real story from politicians.” – Free after an election advertisement seen on TV, JZ, 21.9.98.

POLITICIANS: As a territorial politician a politician inevitably wrongs all peaceful dissenters in the territory under his control. - JZ, 22.6.92. – TERRITORIALISM VS. DISSENTERS

POLITICIANS: As for ambiguity being important, it certainly is - to, for example, politicians. If they actually stood up and said where they stood on issues, they'd never get elected. The art of getting elected is the art of being as ambiguous as possible. - Erwin S. Strauss, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 23.5.74. - AMBIGUITY

POLITICIANS: As for politicians, Mencken insisted that they were rogues until they proved themselves otherwise. “And they seldom do or can”, he would say. - H. L. Mencken, in Charles Angoff, H. L. Mencken, a portrait from memory, p.128.

POLITICIANS: As if politicians sitting in Whitehall could in any way create wealth of any kind or protect their electors! - Anthony Fisher: The Case for Freedom, p.84.

POLITICIANS: As long as politicians are free to hit us with taxes, we should at least be free to hit them back: with rotten tomatoes and eggs. - JZ - Better still: With well organized and supported tax strikes. – JZ, 19.4.08. – And with individual and minority group secession declarations. Also with a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties, one which would have the potential to restrict them much more than all constitutions and Supreme Court decisions did, so far. – JZ, 21.4.08. – Especially when it is backed by an ideal citizen force or quite rightful militia. – JZ, 16.3.09. – TAX STRIKES,, VOLUNTARY TAXATIOIN, SECESSIONISM, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, BACKED BY A SUITABLE MILITIA FOR THIS PURPOSE ALONE

POLITICIANS: As long as there is one poor person left – and there will always be millions of them in our non-utopian universe – the statists will invoke them as the excuse for ruining everyone else’s life a little or a lot.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty & Culture, p.80. – Involuntary poverty for healthy people able and willing to work productively, can be avoided. The better panarchies would show the way and would rapidly grow as a result. – For sick, disabled, crippled, too young and too old people there would be better insurance options provided than we get now from any territorial government. Catastrophe insurance contributions can be relatively low and affordable. Effective insurance against damages through natural catastrophes is possible, especially when the payment means of monetary freedom are used in the levies raised to help the victims. Full freedom offers many roads out of involuntary poverty – but all individual rights and liberties are not yet sufficiently publicized and explained, least of all in governmental “educational” institutions. – JZ, 19.2.08, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: As non-producers and as providers of obstacles to the productivity of others and by imposing taxes and other unwarranted costs and labors, most politicians effectively reduce our general standard of living, while increasing their own, at our expense. – JZ, 27.9.91, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: As soon as I set foot in the parliamentary Sinai, I ceased to be in touch with the masses; because I was absorbed by my legislative work, I entirely lost sight of the current of events … One must have lived in that isolator which is called the National Assembly to realize how the men who are most completely ignorant of the state of the country are almost always those who represent it … fear of the people is the sickness of all those who belong to authority; the people, for those in power, are the enemy. – Proudhon, quoted in: Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p. 244. – Marshall reproduced also parts of that quote, ibid, p.23. - PROUDHON, PEOPLE, AUTHORITY, POWER, PARLIAMENTS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, GOVERNMENT.

POLITICIANS: As soon as they have politicians, they'll invent hypocrisy and they'll make war upon the weak.” - Richard Condon: Money is Love, p.18.

POLITICIANS: As to whether the citizenry is educated enough to vote on laws, may I invite your attention to the indisputable fact that many members of Congress, in both houses, now routinely vote on bills the contents of which are either unknown to them or are extremely fuzzy.” – Karl Hess, PENTHOUSE, 2/79. – PEOPLE, DEPUTIES, REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTS, LAWS, VOTING

POLITICIANS: As usual, the political philanthropists could not endure to see a movement taking its own direction and shaping itself.” - Auberon Herbert: State Education: A Help or Hindrance? Mack edition, p.77. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM

POLITICIANS: Ask me for a phony and I'll show you a politician.” - Richard Cowper, CLONE, p.172.

POLITICIANS: At first it was sheer instinct that dissuaded me from casting my ballot. I listened to the performance promises of the various candidates and the more I listened the more confused I became. They seemed to me to be so contradictory, so vague, so devoid of principle, that I could not bring myself in favour of one or the other. Particularly was I impressed by the candidates' evaluations of one another. Neither one had a good word to say of his opponent, and each was of the opinion that the other fellow was not the kind of man to whom the affairs of state could be safely entrusted. Now, I reasoned, these fellows were politicians, and as such should be better acquainted with their respective qualifications for office than I could be; it was their business to know such things. Therefore, I had to believe candidate A when he said that candidate B was untrustworthy, as I had to believe candidate B. when he said the same of candidate A. - In the circumstances, how could I vote for either? Judging by their respective evaluations of each other's qualifications, I was bound to make the wrong decision whichever way I voted.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.26. – VOTING, TRUST, HONESTY, DECENCY, REPRESENTATION

POLITICIANS: Australia could be wonderful – without any politicians and bureaucrats. – JZ, 12.12.87. – BUREAUCRACY

POLITICIANS: Australian Governor General’s (Hayden) controversial speech at the UN 50-year celebrations was cut short and his protest against such treatment was stricken from the record. So limited is even the freedom of speech for top politicians, whenever it comes to talking some sense in public. In our own obscurity we can talk much more freely and sensibly but our remarks will rarely, if ever, be reported by the mass media. – JZ, 24.10.95. – However, by now we can at last put them online, where, sooner or later, some people might find and appreciate them. – JZ, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Avoid all political messiahs, avoid faith in political salvation, but vote no on tax increases.” - Gary North, “reason, Oct. 73.

POLITICIANS: Bastards by vocation rather than by birth. – JZ, 25.5.91, changing a remark in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD OF 25.5.91 by Tony Stephens: “… many Australians think more highly of bastards by birth rather than by vocation, …”

POLITICIANS: Being a politician means never having to say you're sorry.  You don't have to say, 'I never should have voted to subsidize that ridiculous Enron project in India.'  ... After all, they're greedy businessmen and you're a selfless public servant." - Harry Browne – GREED, BUSINESSMEN, RESPONSIBILITY, PUBLIC SERVICES VS. REAL SERVICES

POLITICIANS: Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one's friends. –George F. Will, NEWSWEEK- REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTS, TAXATION, VOTING, ELECTIONS, CONGRESS

POLITICIANS: being persecuted, beaten and banished if they dared to speak one warning word against demagogues and time-servers, or if they tried to save the land they loved from falling into the hands of men who would stop at nothing in order to stay in office.” - Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell, p.348. - On page 346 he wrote about the American Revolution: “… the criminal way in which it has been fought; write the truth how at any moment it could have been peacefully ended by either side, but wasn’t; …”

POLITICIANS: Beware of politicians bearing gifts.” - Viv Forbes, "THE AUSTRALIAN".

POLITICIANS: Beware of politicians who claim that government has done thus-and-so to help raise the standard of living. In actual fact, historically, people have worked and produced and provided and saved IN SPITE OF government, not because of it.” – JAG, 4/7/79

POLITICIANS: Beware of politicians who talk of freedom and offer you programs of slavery.” - JAG, April 30, 1976.

POLITICIANS: Beware of Politicians.” - Slogan of Stanford Young Libertarian Alliance.

POLITICIANS: Beware of those who seek to take care of you lest your caretakers become your jailers.” - Jim Rohn – LEGISLATORS, WELFARE STATE, BUREAUCRACY, CARE

POLITICIANS: Borrow, spend, tax and … promise, promise, promise is the formula for a long and successful political career.” – Hal O’Boyle - Compare: "Politics is a very promising career."

POLITICIANS: both, Al Gore and George W. Bush, however, proudly proclaimed their blindfolded allegiance as born-again evangelical protestants. (At a hustings in December 1999, Republican hopefuls were asked ‘what political philosopher or thinker do you most identify with and why?’ Whereas Steve Forbes spoke of the enduring significance of John Locke, Bush replied simply: ‘Christ, because he changed my heart.’ - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.108. – As if Christ had been a heart surgeon, who had, e.g. inserted a new and artificial heart valve and had been able to do this over time and distance. – JZ, 19.2.12. – PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, RULERS, RELIGION, CHRISTIANITY

POLITICIANS: Bring every single politician to court!” – D.Z., 6.10.74. – But would government courts condemn them, e.g. for any of their wrongful laws? – JZ, 21.4.08, 24.12.13. – At 11 D.Z. was still hopeful in this respect. – JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: burn ... the pants of all politicians disguised as Santa Claus and expose them for what they are - thieves in the garb of benefactors.” - Donald Quinlan, UD, in a 1975 pamphlet. – WELFARE STATE, TAX SLAVERY

POLITICIANS: But I believe things ain't quite as bad as we feel. The kids don't think the politicians can get us out of this mess. But I think they can. I mean, why not – ignorance got us in ...” - Will Rogers. – JOKES

POLITICIANS: But international politicians are crowing about the free-market victories they’ve achieved. Never mind that politicians are cheerleaders who have themselves confused with the people who carried the ball. (And never mind that many politicians are cheerleaders for the other side.) …” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.12.

POLITICIANS: But note the paradox: politicians are often anxious to do things the market could do better, at the cost of neglecting things only government can do. (*) In words close to the general confession: politicians do those things they ought not to do, and leave undone those things they ought to do.” - Ralph Harris, The End of Government …? p.35. – I cannot fully agree with him here. At best one can say that even those things which Ralph Harris thought only territorial governments could do, are things that governments might be able to do, although, usually, only much worse and much more expensively than free market services could supply them. – JZ, 1.10.83, 25.7.92. – (*) I know of no such things that are rightful and rational and also quite rightfully financed. – Do you? – JZ, 24.12.13. - LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, FREE MARKETS, PANARCHIES, TAX SLAVERY, TERRITORIALISM, STATIMS, MONOPOLISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM

POLITICIANS: But sadly, I think that many politicians are just plain, ordinary stupid. Certainly lacking good advice or commonsense, or both!” - John Laws, THE SUN HERALD, July 13, 2008.

POLITICIANS: But since the abolition of taxes would put the politician out of a job and would make impossible his dispensation of special privileges, it is not likely that I shall have the opportunity of casting my ballot for such a candidate.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.42. – Statists are numerous and could operate under voluntary taxation like the Catholic Church does. Let them. We need deterrent examples as well to promote enlightenment. Panarchism for all willing to tolerate it for others, with whom they do disagree. But no panarchy for aggressors and criminals victimizing people outside of their own aggressive and criminal “community”. – If they slaughter only themselves – good riddance! - JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: But the politician never gives this a thought. His mind turns to organizations, combinations, and arrangements - legal or apparently legal. He attempts to remedy the evil by increasing and perpetuating the very thing that caused the evil in the first place - legal plunder.” – Bastiat, - Russell edition, p.11.


POLITICIANS: Can you name an honest politician - honest in politics?” - John Law to a caller in radio talk-back program.

POLITICIANS: candidates will loudly profess allegiance to platforms before elections, which as officials in power they will openly disregard, to do as they please.” – Voltairine de Cleyre, Anarchism and American Tradition, p.120.

POLITICIANS: Changing one's mind is a lady's privilege and a politician's vice.” - JZ, 22.6.81.

POLITICIANS: Cheap medical care is one of the most expensive things there is. So long as politicians can create the illusion of something for nothing, that gets them votes, which is what it is all about, as far as they are concerned." - Dr. Thomas Sowell – HEALTH SUBSIDIES & GOVERNMENTS, FREE HEALTHCARE - THE MOST EXPENSIVE IN TAXES, HEALTH

POLITICIANS: Cheap politicians aren't so cheap nowadays.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 8/76.

POLITICIANS: Communities are controlled by politicians to suit their own purposes, mainly self-aggrandizement for themselves and their cronies.” - Eric North, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 28/12/75.

POLITICIANS: Compare doctors with politicians: The first try to make you healthy. You can individually hire or fire them, according to the satisfactions received by you from them. - But politicians rob, abuse, regulate and rule you during your whole life. You can't fire any of them individually, by your own free choice, as you could a personal and hired servant. The really make you sick and chain you down to operate on you as they please. And for all this they does not just charge you a reasonable and competitive fee but, rather, whatever they like or legalize. And they enforce your payments, even if it costs you half your income or more. All the while they assert that they would treat you better than other politicians would (who might torture you on top of this!) and that he has only your best interests at heart and in mind. (Admittedly, he has - he wants them for himself!) - JZ, 8.6.82, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Confronted with economic problems, politicians always blame the private sector first ... [even] blaming the problem on the solution." - Richard L. Gordon – They always tend to blame the market rather than their own wrongful laws and regulations, which interfered with the free market. – JZ, 24.12.13. - PUBLIC SECTOR, PRIVATE SECTOR, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, LAWS VS. FREE MARKET

POLITICIANS: Congressmen don't bother to analyze and digest the bills they enact into law. A shocking number of them don't even read the proposed legislation before voting on it. Instead, they vote with their party (if their own constituents have not expressed strong feelings about the issue); or they respond to the pressure of special interest groups, lobbyists, political horse-traders, etc.” - O. V. Garrison, The Dictocrats, p.39.

POLITICIANS: Conscience is the still, small voice which tells a candidate that what he is doing is likely to lose votes.” – Laurence J. Peter. – Alas, since they are not closely watched by most voters and they mass media, they do get away with all too much, especially with actions based upon the same popular errors and prejudices, which they do share with their voters. – JZ, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Could anyone or anything make territorial politicians respectable? – JZ, 21.5.91. – Yes, if they were transformed into politicians for voluntary communities only, under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy. Then only the very best would remain in leading positions or those who managed to satisfy their voluntary victims sufficiently. – JZ, 21.2.08, 20.12.24. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: Counselors of State sit plotting and playing their high chess-game whereof the pawns are men.” - Carlyle.

POLITICIANS: Cream rises to the top. So does fat.” - Kelvin Throop III, in ANALOG Aug. 83, p.128. - So does scum, so do lightweights and "fat cats", also heavies and tyrants. A classic chapter on this: “Why the Worst Get to the Top”, can be found in Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. If individuals and groups could freely secede from them and run or join their own preferred experiments, under full exterritorial autonomy, then only the best leaders or innovators could rise to and remain for long at the top. - Our territorial system allows a Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Mussolini etc. to rise and remain at the top for all too long. - JZ, 17.8.02. - LEADERS, FAT CATS, SCUM, HEAVIES, LIGHTWEIGHTS, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Crime does not pay - as well as politics.” - MAD sticker. Crimes by officials pay better than private crimes by minor or even big private criminals. – They are also much less frequently revealed and punished. Territorial politics, as such, is already a crime – at the expense and risk of its involuntary victims. - JZ, 24.12.13. – TERRITORIALISM: WRONGFUL RULE OVER PEACEFUL DISSENTERS, WHO WOULD RATHER DO THEIR OWN THINGS, WITHIN THEIR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICIANS: Crime does not pay unless you get elected.” – Andrew J. Galambos. - VOTING, ELECTIONS, REPRESENTATIVES & CRIME

POLITICIANS: Crime does pay - but it costs so much to get elected.” - Radio announcer, 7/75.

POLITICIANS: Crime does pay. It seems that one can often make more money as a counter-productive and parasitic politician or bureaucrat or private criminal than by a productive and honest work. – JZ, 27.8.05. – Should we put up with this condition much longer? – JZ, 29.10.07. - & CRIMINALS

POLITICIANS: Crime does pay. Politicians are still at it. - JZ, 75.

POLITICIANS: Damn thee public servants … They’ll climb over anybody to get to the top.” – Mickey Spillane, Vengeance Is Mine, p.15. – PUBLIC SERVANTS, CIVIL SERVANTS, OFFICIALS

POLITICIANS: Dealing with politicians is like pissing into the wind. You never get anything back that you want. - 'I’l1 keep trying.' - 'Ummm? Do.' - Gregory Benford & Gordon Eklund, The Anvil of Jove, Fantasy & SF, 7/76. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: dedicated to destroying the potential of Australia.” - John Singleton, 20/10/76.

POLITICIANS: Demagogue: One who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots." - H. L. Mencken


POLITICIANS: Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong?” – Don Marquis, 1878-1937, Archys life of Mehitabel, 1933, “archygrams”. - & IDEAS

POLITICIANS: Did you know that there's no law disallowing jackasses in Congress?” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP, 7, p.27. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Diplomats, he told a meeting of scientists at the University of NSW yesterday, 'think twice before saying nothing. And a politician, as you know, never thinks at all.” - Bill Morrison, Australian diplomat, quoted in The Australian, 15/3/73. – Well, at least he thought of a well-paying career for himself. – JZ, 19.4.08. – JOKES, DIPLOMATS

POLITICIANS: Disassociate yourself from all territorial politicians and bureaucrats, their laws, regulations and institutions. Establish your own and alternative societies, communities and governance systems, freely competing ones, under personal law - for yourself and for like-minded people. - JZ, 21.1.04, 24.3.04, 24.12.13. - EMANCIPATION, DISASSOCIATION, SEPARATION, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: disband this frightful standing army of politicians that, like other armies, eats up the people whom it claims to serve, and return it to useful occupations in civil life.” - Auberon Herbert, A Politician in Sight of Heaven, quoted in Mack edition, p.115. - We have no right to disband it for any of their voluntary victims but we do have the right to secede from them and their establishments. - JZ, 30.1.11.

POLITICIANS: Dismiss all territorial politicians and bureaucrats and hire no new ones. Abolish their offices, institutions and laws and thereby also their election systems and campaigns. Let them be replaced only within societies and communities of volunteers, all without any territorial monopoly and all under personal law only and with whatever institutions all their members really want for themselves – always at their own risk and expense. Thus the consumer satisfaction of these volunteers could be maximized – in accordance with their state of enlightenment. – The transformation would not require a comprehensive revolution but just free and peaceful one-person steps at a time, anywhere: Individual by individual secessions and individual and quite voluntary and individual new affiliations. – Quite peaceful and gradual all-over revolutions via free one-man or one-woman secessionist “revolutions”, so to speak. All of them as radical or conservative or progressive as the individuals concerned want them to be. – “To each his own!” - JZ, 25.8.95, 26.3.08, 24.12.13. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Distinguished and discreet spokesmen for the government haven't changed much since Pontius Pilate, who left the definition of truth to others. It wasn't his area.” - Paul Greenberg, in: - TRUTH, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Distracting a politician from governing is like distracting a bear from eating your baby. - P. J. O’Rourke – quoted by Anja Hartleb on Facebook, 26.2.12. – GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Do many to most politicians, bureaucrats and policemen know the difference between defending and protecting the people and victimizing and exploiting them? – JZ, 1.8.99. – Q., BUREAUCRATS & POLICEMEN

POLITICIANS: Do not act like politicians, territorially, coercively, monopolistically, under the pretence of acting representatively. Act, instead, like any human being should, within voluntary associations, communities and societies only, all chosen by individuals for themselves, and through free contractual arrangements only. – JZ, 23.7.96, 26.3.08. – REPRESENTATION, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Do nothing: “... we need a new kind of politician, one who promises not to do anything for us. This politician would recognize that he was being elected to protect the people from the government, not sell away our pocketbooks. In fact, he would be hailed as a statesman when re-election time rolled around by using as his slogan: 'I did nothing for you last year, and if re-elected, I will continue to do the same.' Opposing candidate would fight over who could do nothing better and more efficiently, and the taxpayer would be better off because of it." - David A. Williams, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.568.

POLITICIANS: Do politicians and bureaucrats ever answer questions intelligently? Can they? – JZ, 25.8.98. – Q.

POLITICIANS: Do politicians ever look at the right or wrong of their "measures"? - JZ, 76. – Q.

POLITICIANS: Do the best and brightest now rule? The major mark of politicians today is not wisdom but ambition.” – Karl Hess, PENTHOUSE, 2/79. – Q.

POLITICIANS: Do you know of many politicians worth listening to or reading or viewing? – J.Z, 17.9.98. – Q.

POLITICIANS: Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?” – “No, I look at the senators and pray for the country.” – Edward Hale, 1822-1909. U.S. author and clergyman. – quoted in: Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.131. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Do you think they’d would be fooling with it if they didn’t know what they were doing?” …”Absolutely.” – Peter David, in Babylon 5, Third Space, part of the series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski, 1998, Boxtree, p.89.Most politicians know or appreciate nothing about exterritorial and voluntary politics and its institutions and processes, conditions and results. They still do fool around with territorialism, even though it has demonstrated its likeness to an unstable unexploded bomb or rocket – again and again. Now they fool around even with a large stockpile of nuclear mass murder devices, all of them requiring territorial or population or city targets, not to speak of the world-wide pollution they cause for their production and when used. They continue with this “policy” in spite of a history of almost constant warfare, at any time at least in some places of the world, for thousands of years, merely hoping or asserting that this time nothing will go wrong with their wrongful power- and deterrence-policy and with their mass murder weapons, even in the long run, although their war-promoting policies and aims remain unchanged, computers remain unreliable and several of multiple fail-safe devices have failed already, e.g. in nuclear “weapons” lost at sea and later recovered. If they really knew what they are doing, their actions, endangering the survival not only of some nations or populations but even of mankind, that would be even less forgivable. – JZ, 15.2.12. – KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LEADERS, IGNORANCE, FOOLISHNESS, POWER ADDICTION, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PROTECTIONISM, CURRENCY POLICY, TAXATION

POLITICIANS: Do you want your Senators and Congressmen to keep on doing what they are doing? If you do, just keep on doing what you are doing, AND THEY WILL TOO." - JAG.

POLITICIANS: Does anyone still suffer from the illusion that politicians are more virtuous and wise than the rest of us?” - Tibor Machan, Liberty and Power, p.238. – If they do, let only them suffer under the politicians of their choice. – To each his own kind of self-selected leader or system or guru. – Q., PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Don't get me wrong - now and then an innocent man stands for Congress.” - Will Rogers.

POLITICIANS: Don't teach your sons to be honest. You'd spoil their career as politicians. - JZ, 74. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Don't try to win in deals with professional criminals like politicians. - JZ, 77.

POLITICIANS: Don’t allow politicians to play with your lives, health, liberty, income and property. – JZ, 9.11.97, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: don’t depend on politicians. Even the honest ones commonly aren’t able to keep a promise.” - John Dalmas, Opening Move On Egil’s World, FAR FRONTIERS, Vol. IV, Winter 1985, p.89.

POLITICIANS: Don’t give your authority, money, shopping list, time, labor or energy – to any territorial politician, at least not if you expect to get more out of this deal than you put into it. – JZ, 23.5.91, 14.1.93, 20.2.08. -  Don’t give your authority, money and shopping list to any politicians. – JZ, 29.5.91. – Exterritorial politicians could not extort funds from involuntary victims and transfer them to their favorites. – JZ, 20.2.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: Don’t Lie: It’s Illegal To Impersonate A Politician.” – Button offered in SLL catalog. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Don’t trust any politician, bureaucrat, priest or other “leader”. – JZ, 2.1.00. The earthly “guides” to paradise are no better than the sky pilots to a paradise in an imagined heaven. They, too, only know how to look after themselves. – JZ, 14.2.08. - BUREAUCRATS, PRIESTS & “LEADERS”, LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATIVES, PROTECTORS:

POLITICIANS: Each individual to be his own and his most important politician. – JZ, 27.3.08. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

POLITICIANS: Each politician and bureaucrat, by his position, salary and expense account, and even more so, by the laws he helps to pass or uphold, destroys at least one productive job, if not dozens to thousands. – JZ, 14.12.92, 19.2.08. – UNEMPLOYMENT, JOBS.

POLITICIANS: Each politician represents primarily only one interest, his own, while riding on the backs and living out of the pockets of his subjects. – JZ, 22.4.93, 19.2.08. – Who should be blamed more? These abusers or those who let themselves be thus abused? – JZ, 19.2.08. – DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION

POLITICIANS: Eight years of playing second fiddle is not doing me any good.” - Paul Keating, 1944, to Bob Hawke in 1988. Michael Gordon, A Question of Leadership, 1993. – Later, when P. K. became prime minister, him playing first fiddle did not do us any good. – To each only the leader, party or hero of his own individual choice! - JZ, 16.8.04, 10.9.07. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE FOR ALL POLITICAL, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

POLITICIANS: Eliminate politicians’ privilege of determining their own revenue. – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION, 133, p. 18.

POLITICIANS: Entries under this heading are by now so numerous that there should be no need any longer for me to try to add to them - once this and similar compilations get into the right hands. Others should then amend and supplement this collection continuously until the most suitable words are found to fight TERRITORIAL POWER politicians effectively and deprive them of all coercive powers. -JZ, 22.9.82.

POLITICIANS: Even the local politicians reply without replying – or refuse to reply. – JZ, 5.11.93.

POLITICIANS: Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.” – Frank Herbert: The Dosadi Experiment, GALAXY, May 77.

POLITICIANS: Every intelligent being should at least be a part-time politician. - JZ 1965. - An anti-politician! - At least as long as professional politicians have territorial power over us. - JZ 1973.

POLITICIANS: Every intelligent being should work towards the right to opt out from under all politicians. - JZ, 22/9/82. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: Every law creates a whole new criminal class; for instance, when marijuana was illegalized in 1937, several hundred thousand formerly law-abiding citizens became criminals overnight, by Act of Congress. As more and more laws are passed, more and more citizens become criminals. The chief cause of the rising crime rate is the rising number of laws being enacted. An honest politician, who keeps his nose to the grindstone and enacts several hundred laws in the course of his career, thereby produces as many as several million new criminals.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminati Papers, p.124. – When crimes without victims are prosecuted as crimes then these prosecutions also produce crimes with victims, by themselves and e.g. by the “offenders” committing crimes to enable them to maintain their drug habit or as dealers, to eliminate competition in a very profitable illegal trade. – How much more evidence is wanted or needed for this than what is already in the mass media stories, based on facts and the usual human motivations? – JZ, 11.4.08. CRIMES WITHOUT VICTIMS, LAWS

POLITICIANS: Every politician is emphatically a promising politician.” – G. K. Chesterton, The Red Moon of Meru. – PROMISES

POLITICIANS: Every politician says, in EFFECT, not literally: If you have any problems, come to see me. I will increase them! And he usually does. - JZ, 76. – PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS, LAWS, INTERVENTIONISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Every time a politician opens his mouth in parliament there is more government control.” - Len Ingram, 23.1.76.

POLITICIANS: Everyone gets a politician, no matter what a citizen does. That is like being mugged and then paying for the service.” - Association of Voluntaryists, leaflet. – TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION

POLITICIANS: Everyone should know, by now, that politicians are the last persons who should be allowed to control an economy, especially in the name of philanthropy.” - Charles R. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 9/74. – WELFARE STATE

POLITICIANS: expect nothing but crap from politicians.” – Phil Jarratt, article: The Jobless Generation”, PENTHOUSE, Australian edition, Jan. 80, p.71.

POLITICIANS: Expect nothing from politicians – except more lies, more broken promises, more taxes, more oppressive laws and regulations – and more wars. – JZ, 8.4.94, 16.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Expect only abuse from politicians. – JZ, 25.11.93. – And ever greater tax bills for this “service”. – JZ, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Expecting a professional politician to reduce taxes is like expecting a cockroach to sell you a can of RAID.” - Dick Bacon, Libertarian candidate for legislature in Tenn. – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, September 78.

POLITICIANS: Experience to a politician is like experience to a prostitute - not much to recommend them." - Charley Reese, 20.10. 99. - EXPERIENCE

POLITICIANS: Familiarity breeds contempt – especially for politicians, lawmakers and bureaucrats. – JZ, 15.6.91.

POLITICIANS: Fat zeros pretending to be big numbers but only costing us big figures. – JZ, 21.6.03. - LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: Female territorial politicians, no matter what the women’s liberation people think, are no better than male politicians of that kind. – JZ, 10.8.99, 14.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Few politicians have resigned because of a principle in recent years.” - Edgar Berry, in GOOD GOVERNMENT, 12/75. - Or in recent centuries? - JZ, 30.1.11.

POLITICIANS: First the politicians create “emergency situations” by all too many of their authoritarian interferences, which they rarely ever remove. Then they ask for and are granted still more powers and tax funds to deal with these emergencies the political way, i.e., by still more interferences and tributes and bureaucratic and wasteful measures and subsidies, thus increasing and prolonging the “emergencies” they had created in the first place. – JZ, 1.6.99. Do not forgive them if they do not know what they are doing to us. And forgive them even less if they do know what they are doing to us. – JZ, 14.2.08. - EMERGENCIES, CRISES & EMERGENCY POWERS GRANTED BY LEGISLATION

POLITICIANS: First, the success of the efforts of politicians to suppress activity (*), and next the miraculous success of private individuals in remaining active not withstanding the suppression.” (**) – Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.57. – Count also the costs in bureaucracy, enforcing wrongful laws and suppressing rightful opportunities. – (*) or to pass laws to that effect, partly and expensively enforced. - (**) Black markets, Mafia, Drug use. – Are Benn’s freedom books all reprinted by now or put online? – I tried, in vain, to spread or even to popularize them through microfiching them. - JZ, 27.3.94, 18.2.08. - SUCCESS, SUPPRESSION, PROHIBITION, DRUG WAR, WAR AGAINST POVERTY, TAX EVASION.

POLITICIANS: Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a congressman can.” – Mark Twain. – In other words, they can be taught almost nothing, - Well, at least they, too, may jump, suddenly and a long way, upon command or whim, in any direction - except that wanted by their voters, whose servants they are supposed to be or whose interests they are supposed to represent. – REPRESENTATION, PARTY DISCIPLINE, PARLIAMENTS, JOKES

POLITICIANS: foolish politicians may step in where those who are a little nearer to the angels fear to tread.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Modern Politics, p.245.

POLITICIANS: For even if we accept the most gloomy views of the quality of the present generation, … it remains true that our people, with all their limitations and faults, are infinitely superior to our politicians. Faith in the democratic theory would be quite impossible is this was not so. Life, happily, consists of other things as well as the ability to talk at length or the skill to maintain an ill-founded argument.” – Sir Ernest Benn, This Soft Age, p.172. - PEOPLE, MEN, CHARACTER, QUALITIES

POLITICIANS: For every dollar robbed by private criminals and for every victim murdered privately the territorial politicians, with their taxes and wars rob and murder hundreds, if not thousands. – And they do this constitutionally, legally and, with the courts on their side and, all too often, with popular approval. – JZ, 31.7.99, 13.2.08. - WARS, CRIMES, DEMOCIDE, MASS MURDERS, GENOCIDE, NWT

POLITICIANS: For many years, they have been campaigning on the platform - vote for me, and I will get more goodies for you at the expense of the rest of the taxpayers.” - JAG, 26.8.78.

POLITICIANS: For politicians the usual juridical procedure should be reversed. They should be assumed to be guilty until proven innocent. Their very occupation is already criminal and they do have all too many opportunities to cover up the additional private crimes with victims that they do commit, on top of those, which they commit as territorialists. – JZ, 23.4.91, 27.3.08, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: For politicians voting numbers are more important than sense, principles and rightful actions. - JZ, 73, 5.11.02.

POLITICIANS: For the last century, almost all top political appointments on Terra had been made by random computer selection from the pool of individuals who had the necessary qualifications. It had taken the human race several thousand years to realize that there were some jobs that should never be given to the people who volunteered for them, especially if they showed too much enthusiasm.” - Arthur C. Clarke, Imperial Earth, p.132. – POWER ADDICTS

POLITICIANS: For the price of a vote a Congressman will do something to hurt the country.” – Marshall Payn, MM.

POLITICIANS: for there is nothing as short-sighted as a politician, unless it is a delegation of them.” – Will Rogers. Letters of a Self-made Diplomat to his President, p.78.

POLITICIANS: For those looking for security, be forewarned that there’s nothing more insecure than a political promise.” – Harry Browne -- Harry Browne – SECURITY, PROTECTION, DEFENCE, PEACE, WAR, THEIR PROMISES

POLITICIANS: For those, who still want politicians, they may still be necessary evils and thus they should have them, for themselves and their own affairs. But for all others they are unnecessary evils and great wrong-doers and thus their victims should be free to secede from them, individually or in whole groups. – JZ, 21.3.89, 27.3.08. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: For years the anarchist stood almost alone in warning that true freedom is not to be found by turning over power to the professional politician but by an active and dedicated involvement of the private individual in public affairs at the level at which he can best participate. - W. O. Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.588. - ANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: For years, liberals have demonstrated a near religious devotion to the cause of  'cleaning up elections' with campaign finance reform, the wondrous panacea that would finally rescue our great country from corruption in politics. ... How anyone could believe that corrupt politicians could or would legislate away their own corruption is completely beyond me." - Anthony Gregory – CORRUPTION, ELECTION REFORMS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Force always attracts men of low morality." - Albert Einstein – Nevertheless, we still allow them to decide on war and peace, the level and kind of taxation and entrust the supply of exchange media and of a value standard to their legislation, which established a central banking system with its monetary despotism. – Perhaps our greatest mistake was to entrust them with the education of our children. - JZ, 24.12.13. - POWER, MORALITY, CORRUPTION, ABUSES, EDUCATION

POLITICIANS: Forget about the territorial and collectivist voting farce. Secede and do your own things for or to yourself, according to your own beliefs, together with other but like-minded volunteers. That is the only vote,which would really count for you. – JZ, 16.3.09. – VOTING, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES

POLITICIANS: fourth class lawyers posing as statesmen.” – E. Haldeman Julius, Notes and Comments, No. 6, 1951, p.23.

POLITICIANS: Freedom cannot be sufficiently bought. In this respect politicians and bureaucrats are insufficiently corruptible. – JZ, 23.8.05. Naturally, we should not have to pay them anything for the practice of our individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 6.11.07. - CORRUPTION & FREEDOM

POLITICIANS: Fundamentally, all politicians were alike, those of the left as much as those of the right, above all in their approach to power. They all made the same promises and undertakings to the public at the beginning of their career and on the eve of elections. They all turned their coats in the same manner, betrayed their principles and rode roughshod over their electors once they got into office. Since they are incapable of altering their nature, these judgments took on the character of dogmas in the C.N.T.” - Albert Meltzer: A New World In Our Hearts, p.59.

POLITICIANS: get ... mad about the lies that have been told ... time after time, by the politicians.” - R. S. Jaggard, JAG, Aug. 19th., 1973.

POLITICIANS: get the politicians potty trained so they do it in the John rather than on us.” - C. Wing, Duckbook 7, Winter 80 (? 81?) - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Getting a lecture on morality from a politician is like getting a lecture on chastity from a whore." - Perry de Havilland – MORALITY, ETHICS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, GOVERNMENTAL BILLS OF RIGHTS

POLITICIANS: Giants in their promises, but, those obtained, weak pigmies in their performance. - Massinger, Great Duke of Florence, Act II, sc. 3. – PROMISES & TERRITORIALISM, POWER, RULERS

POLITICIANS: Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. – Jesus - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - GOVERNMENTS, REPRESENTATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PROTECTION, STEWARDSHIP

POLITICIANS: Give politicians power and it certainly will be abused eventually - if not by today's politicians, then by their successors." - Harry Browne - POWER

POLITICIANS: Giving authority to people who want it for its own sake is insane. It absolutely guarantees constant control by psychopaths.” – Alex Comfort: Tetrarch, p.27. - The insane supporting the power-mad: Territorial politics as usual. – JZ, 3.3.08. – POWER MADNESS, STATISM, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: God knows, we certainly do not elect to political office those who are most intelligent.” - Ernest Van den Haag in: Outside Looking In, p.160. - God knows, we certainly do not elect to political office those who are most intelligent. - William F. Buckley Jr., in 'Broadside', 17.4.69. – I do not know or care who copied whom. Good slogans are memorable and tend to become proverbial wisdom, with their origin often forgotten. – JZ, 21.4.08.

POLITICIANS: God must have loved crooked politicians! He made so many of them!” – MAD sticker, 1974. – GOD, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Government implodes. – First page headline of THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 22.2. 08. - Alas it lead only to a description that certain of the old rascals are out and a new set of rascals is in. – Territorial politics as usual is still exploding in our lives, an almost daily experience of terrorism or despotism, almost never of genuine representation, no more so than enemy bomber fleets attacking us daily, with their unpleasant surprises and this, usually, without alarms being first sounded. – And there is no safe shelter from their attacks. - JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his political life. – Jeremy Thorpe – How can one trust anyone who sacrifices even his friends for his political career? – JZ, 10.4.08. – Love of territorial politics is contrary to anything right, moral and decent. – How many more millions of human sacrifices do we need before we finally totally reject this kind of “self-government” or, rather, territorial despotism over dissenters? – We should not only be free to secede from tyrants and dictators but also from the rulers representing at best a territorial majority. - JZ, 16.3.09. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, MASS MURDERS, GENOCIDES, DEMOCIDE, WARS, CIVIL WARS, VIOLENT REVOLUTIONS, TERRORISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER-ADDICTION & MADNESS

POLITICIANS: guys who’d fry a whole planet and call it “reconciliation!” – Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon The Deep, p.44. – Or: re-establishing “law and order”, or “unity preservation” or “peace-making” or “retaliation” or “pacification”. – JZ, 30.10.07, 24.12.13. “Scorched earth” warfare methods are, alas, no longer a case of ancient history. – Now they are “scientifically” and technologically prepared for, on a massive scale. – We have become “nuclear giants and ethical infants”, as general Omar Bradley remarked after WW II. - JZ, 6.11.07. - & NUCLEAR WAR THREAT (NWT)

POLITICIANS: Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them.” - T. S. Eliot – Nor do they care about genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 16.3.09. – They haven’t even declared them. However, I blame anarchists and libertarians more, for not even having seriously tried to produce such a declaration between them, as complete and clear as possible. – JZ, 24.12.13. - LEADERSHIP, RULERS, ANARCHISTS, LIBERTARIANS, POLITICIANS & A DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICIANS: Harass your local politician.” - Bumper sticker No. 204 offered by SLL. - SLL slogan, LIBERTAS REVIEW, Summer 78. – What for? You might as well harass a comedian or a circus clown. – JZ, 3.3.08. – Aim, rather, at the right and liberty for all people to opt out from under these clowns and their “entertainment”, shows and “jokes”. – JZ, 11.4.08. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM.

POLITICIANS: Have "... nothing more to do with the politics of politicians.” - Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.451. – SECESSIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Have we good reasons to trust any legislators, politicians, bureaucrats, government budgets, government expenditures, government institutions, any legally established monopolies, any high court judge, any government advisor, any government promise, program or measure, any tax system? If we do, we would certainly have some exceptional cases.” - JZ, 24.5.00. - Those, who still trust them should be free to go on trusting them with all their own affairs and money. But those who finally do no longer trust them, should be free to secede from them, their laws and institutions and run their own diverse communities of volunteers themselves, under personal laws, in their own panarchies, without claiming or conceding any territorial monopoly claim. – JZ, 8.3.09. - TRUST, BUREAUCRACY, BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAX SYSTEM, LEGISLATORS, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, Q.

POLITICIANS: Have you laughed at a politician today? - Source?

POLITICIANS: Having to even have politicians is bad enough – having to listen to them is close to unbearable, but having to look at them on our television screens is about the rudest awakening we can have.” - John Laws, THE SUN HERALD, July 13, 2008.

POLITICIANS: He can stand firmly in midair on both sides of an issue.” - Safian, Insults, II/156

POLITICIANS: He chose politics as the most promising of all careers - and is he good at promises!” - Safian, Insults, II, 156.

POLITICIANS: He gave it for his opinion, “that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground, where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.” – Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, II, 1726.

POLITICIANS: He gets campaign contributions from the rich and votes from the poor on the pretense that he's protecting each from the other.” - Safian, Insults, I, 169.

POLITICIANS: He had attempted to move the immovable.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn, August 14, p. 685. – Can one move a territorial State or politician to do something right and rational, for a change, or is that also impossible? – JZ, n.d. & 31.1.11.

POLITICIANS: He has a straightforward way - of dodging issues. He shakes your hand before election and your confidence after.” - Safian, Insults, I, 168. - He is the sort of politician who shakes your hand before an election and your confidence afterwards.” – Anon.

POLITICIANS: He has mortgaged his own judgment and his own sense of what is right to the oppressive necessity that he shall be in agreement with others.” - Auberon Herbert, quoted in Mack edition, p.148.

POLITICIANS: He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Major Barbara, 1907? - in  - Another version: “He knows nothing; he thinks he knows everything – that clearly points to a political career.” – George Bernard Shaw. – Still another slightly different version: “He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” – George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara, 1905. - KNOW-NOTHINGS, IGNORANCE, KNOWLEDGE, JOKES

POLITICIANS: He noticed that most of the greatest politicians in history had seemed to regard men as … counters.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907.

POLITICIANS: He stumps his state both before and after election.” - Safian, Insults, II/157.

POLITICIANS: he who seeks to deceive will always find some one who will allow him to be deceived.” – Machiavelli, in The Prince, quoted by: Raymond Garfield Gettel, Readings in Political Science, Ginn & Co., Boston, New York, Chicago, London, 1911, p.117. - LIES, ELECTION CAMPAIGNS, FRAUD, CONFIDENCE MEN & VOTERS

POLITICIANS: He'd never run for office if he weren't paid by the year. He'd starve to death on piecework.” - Safian, Insults, 11/156.

POLITICIANS: He'll stand for anything that will leave him sitting pretty.” - Safian, Insults, II/157.

POLITICIANS: He's full of promises that go in one year and out the other. He stands for what he thinks people will fall for.” - Safian, Insults, I, 168.

POLITICIANS: He's standing on his record - to keep the voters from taking a good look at it.” - Safian, Insults, I, 169

POLITICIANS: Here richly, with ridiculous display, The Politician's corpse was laid away. While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged, I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.” - Hilaire Belloc, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 8/77.

POLITICIANS: honest candidates were never elected, …” - Robert Sheckley, A Ticket to Tranai, GALAXY SF, No. 34, p.7. - HONESTY, ELECTIONS, VOTING

POLITICIANS: Honest politician, n. A politician who steals no more than is legally allowed.” - L.A. Rollins: Lucifer's Lexikon, reason 8/79. – TAXATION

POLITICIANS: honest politicians were men who were unable to fool others without first fooling themselves.” - Leo Szilard, The Voice of the Dolphins, p.35.

POLITICIANS: Honesty is his policy. When he's bought, he stays bought.” - Safian, Insults, 1/168.

POLITICIANS: How about a special award for the politician who promises the least? - We could call it the Nobull Please Prize.” - O.C.C. - READER'S DIGEST, July 81.

POLITICIANS: How could you tell a politician was lying? Their lips moved.” – Quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 12.6.89. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: How far behind are the politicians? A decade? A generation? A century? How far behind can we afford to have them, when they have their fingers on the buttons of H-bomb-armed ICBM's?” - Editorial, ANALOG, 8/74. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

POLITICIANS: How long do politicians have to keep on promising heaven and delivering hell before people catch on?" – Thomas Sowell – quoted by Ken West, Facebook, 2.6.12. - Q., THEIR PROMISES

POLITICIANS: How many in unjustified deaths and how many millions in taxes could be blamed as their share, per annum, on each politician in parliament and in government? Such figures, compiled, checked and published could be very enlightening, if not for the politicians then for their voters, taxpayers and other victims. Already the number of deaths per representative, p.a., merely due to the suppression of DDT and through upholding the power of the FDA, could be very significant in the case of the USA. – JZ, 26.3.08. – Q.

POLITICIANS: How many politicians are elected because of ‘skill’ in manipulating the truth? – Anderson/Miles, Constitution, p.51. – LIES & TRUTHS, EVASIVENESS, DENIALS, ELECTIONS, VOTING, PROPAGANDA

POLITICIANS: How many politicians could sell their “services” under really free and comprehensive competition for their provision, in a free market for all public services, i.e., when every sovereign consumer would be free to refuse them their dollars and could spend them otherwise, e.g. to other providers of better services? – JZ, 17.12.93, 15.2.08. – Q.

POLITICIANS: How many politicians have left their offices, finally, poorer than they entered them? A survey of their before-and-after incomes and assets would be interesting. – JZ, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: How many politicians know what they are doing?” - John Butler, 5.1.75.

POLITICIANS: How many politicians would have become politicians if they could not lay their hands on tax funds, i.e., if they had to really sell their “services”? - JZ, 22.5.79. – Q.

POLITICIANS: How many thousand times has a false theory to fail in practice before politicians will finally cease to try applying it, again and again? - JZ, 73. - Q.

POLITICIANS: How much is a politician worth - if anything? - JZ 3/73. And I do not mean that to be determined by the amount of bribe he would require to refrain from obstructing your liberty furthermore. - JZ 21/9/82. – Q.

POLITICIANS: How to frustrate most creative, productive and peaceful aspirations – except in narrow private spheres – just ask any ruler, politician or bureaucrat. – JZ, 4.5.85. They consider that to be their job, judging them by their actions, not their words. – JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICIANS: How to ruin a country? Just ask any ruler, politician or bureaucrat. They are experts at it. – JZ, 4.5.85.

POLITICIANS: I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team.” – Art Buchwald, 1971. – And I always thought you had to be a “heavy” to be one! – JZ, 17.11.82. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: I am leading you towards wonderful times.” – Adolf Hitler, speech, 3.6.37. - PROMISES, JOKES, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: I am not a politician, and my other habits are good.” - Artemus Ward

POLITICIANS: I am sick of politicians and want to sack them as soon as I can. I never want to have another one with as much power over peaceful dissenters - JZ 12/75, 24.12.13. – Especially not any nuclear strength or any monetary despotism. – JZ, 19.4.08.

POLITICIANS: I am unable to accept the idea that I should be an obedient subject of a gang of corrupt, unprincipled thugs who pontificate about freedom while enslaving the population.” – John Pugsley, JPJ, Nov 96 - REPRESENTATIVES, POWER MONGERS, DEMOCRACY, LEGISLATORS & OBEDIENCE TO THEM

POLITICIANS: I believe politicians will only listen when you kick them in the ballot box, good and hard.” – V. R. Forbes, LIBERTARIAN OPTIMISM, 10/78. – That has happened, very often, but have territorialist politicians, as a class, learned enough from these frequent experiences? – Or have the voters? - JZ, 11.4.08. – We must not only be free to kick them off their power positions with the aid of a territorial collective majority but already as individuals and members of a dissenting minority group – simply by seceding from them, as far as our own affairs and all our genuine individual rights and liberties re are concerned. – JZ, 16.3.09, 31.1.11, 24.12.13. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: I believe that the problems of human beings in a free country should be solved by the human beings themselves, not by some alleged all-knowing elite at the head of the State.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Power, p.134/34. – Let the individual also have his choice of politicians, bureaucrats and  institutions, as he has his choice between doctors, medicines, sports, books, entertainment, travels, clothing meals etc., methods and systems. All providers ought to be free to compete for him as their customer or member. Nothing should be territorially imposed but peace and tolerance, or the application of individual rights and liberties, to the extent that any kinds of people want to make use of them in their own relationships and organizations, under their own personal law. – JZ, 20.2.08, 8.4.08, 24.12.13. - PANARCHISM, SELF-HELP, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, REPRESENTATION, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: I believe we should show respect to our leaders, but I also believe they should earn respect.” - John Laws, THE SUN HERALD, July 13, 2008. – As human beings they deserve politeness but as leaders they usually deserve only the sharpest criticism and often also disrespect. – JZ, 11.9.08.

POLITICIANS: I can’t excuse of forgive any politician or candidate for political office – for they do not know and do not care what they have done – or will do to our individual rights and liberties, with their latest "positive laws" and this always at our risk and expense. – JZ, 4.10.98, 26.3.08, 31.1.11, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: I could buy or hire the goods and services that I really want much cheaper without the “help” of any politician – if only all of the territorial politicians and their bureaucrats just left me alone! – Or if I were free to secede from them. - JZ, 15.9.98, 13.2.08. 31.1.11, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: I did this for you! – The pretence or excuse for all crimes of politicians. – JZ, 5.5.93.

POLITICIANS: I do not believe in politicians and political parties and other political and territorialist organizations and institutions. I do not want them to provide services, disservices, institutions and tax burdens for me and certainly do not want them to share or control my life, liberty, rights, property and income with them. If also quite free to secede from them, from all their territorial politics and bureaucratic actions, burdens and abuses, I would do so – and I do believe that then I would not lack good company in such efforts and such free societies and communities. – JZ, 27.2.96, 26.3.08. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, COMPETING PERSONAL LAWS SOCIETIES

POLITICIANS: I do not contest the right of a wealthy politician to give away his estate to needy orphans; I rather resent it when he gives away MY ESTATE against my will and raises his own salary in the process.” - Ridgway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, 9/74.

POLITICIANS: I do not damn the politicians... My attitude is rather one of pity: they do not know any better!” - Leonard E. Read: Who's Listening? p.40.

POLITICIANS: I do not know even of a single politician who knows and appreciates all individual rights and liberties. – Do you? – JZ, 9.4.08. – Q.

POLITICIANS: I don't need any politician to mismanage my life: I could mismanage it myself, if I wanted to. - JZ, 76. – And, sometimes, even if I don’t want to. – JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he is picking my pocket.” – Source unnoted. - TAXATION

POLITICIANS: I don’t trust anyone who still runs for political office, least of all with my remaining liberty, rights, life and my all too little money. – JZ, 17.5.91. – ELECTIONS, VOTING, INFORMAL VOTING

POLITICIANS: I doubt that any politician would be able to sell me his favorite services at his prices – IF I had the right to refuse them and to hire freely any wante and competitively supplied services from alternative suppliers, services I really want and am able and willing to pay for. – JZ, 17.12.93, 15.2.08. – I want the same right and opportunity for everyone of their subjects and victims. – JZ, 8.4.08, 24.12.13. - PUBLIC SERVICES

POLITICIANS: I for one don't expect anything good to come from any politician. - JZ, 73. - Even his abdication would merely mean that he could no longer do any wrong or harm as a politician. - JZ, 5.11.02. – Under a territorialism simply another politician would take his place, to practise his legalized crimes upon me. – I would still be a victim of territorialism. – JZ, 16.3.09. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: I have continued to be puzzled by what seemed to me the mediocrity of the politicians' minds. I have found them ill-informed upon the ordinary affairs of life, and I have not often discovered in them either subtlety or liveliness of imagination.” - Somerset Maugham

POLITICIANS: I have great faith in politicians ... They'll do something stupid - they always do.” - Ray Lord, "ON LIBERTY", 9/79. - – Even more stupid are those, who continue to vote for them and expect rightful and rational results from such “representatives”. – JZ, 28.4.09. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: I have my own views on most things and I am willing, like a politician, to change most of them.” – Agate. (JZ tr. of: „Ich habe ueber die meisten Dinge meine Ansichten und ich bin gewillt – wie ein Politiker – die meisten davon zu aendern.“)

POLITICIANS: I have no belief in politicians: the good ones and the bad ones seem to me to be unanimously thieves.” - H. L. Mencken, The Nation, in Prejudices, Fifth Series, p.262. – Unanimously or equally or likewise? – JZ

POLITICIANS: I have nothing against politicians - as long as they do not monopolize certain activities and do victimize only their own followers, instead of most people in a whole country for the benefit of politicians, bureaucrats and their favorites. - JZ, 15.7.87, 20.9.04. – They must confine all their activities to personal laws and communities of volunteers under exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 23.3.12. - ONLY FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS, POLITICIANS WITHOUT TERRITORIAL MONOPOLIES

POLITICIANS: I know … That’s the problem. People have such short memories. - - If they hadn’t, … a political career would mean a first-class ticket to a death-cell.” – Morris West, Proteus, p.314.

POLITICIANS: I made a choice a long time ago that I prefer being honest to being a politician.” – Diogenes of Panarchia, THE CONNECTION, 116, p. 6. – HONESTY, DISHONESTY, LIES, TRUTH

POLITICIANS: I promised the voters that I'd never (*) perform the duties of my office, and one must keep faith with the electorate.” - Thomas M. Disch, The Prisoner, p.109. – The thing wrong with this is that there are no GENUINE duties for such offices within territorial States, no more so than there are genuine duties within a Mafia organization or robber band. - JZ, 28.11.02. – (*) Maybe this was a typo and the text should have run “ever”? – Or did he say: “I didn’t ever formally promise the voters that I’d ever actually perform the duties of my office …?” – If my library were in good order, I could check it out easily. … Genuine contracts with individual voters are still the exception rather than the rule. - JZ, 16.3.09. - CANDIDATE, THE IDEAL ONE, HIS PROMISE, ANTI-POLITICS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, OFFICIAL DUTIES

POLITICIANS: I rather talk to myself or write notes to myself than talk or write to any territorial politician. – JZ, 24.3.07.

POLITICIANS: I really don't mind paying for a politician's ticket overseas. - Me neither - it's the return tickets I baulk at.” - Larry Pickering. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: I remain one thing and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.” - Charlie Chaplin, Autobiography, 1964. – Circus clowns at least know what they are; politicians don’t. All the unofficial clowns do at least make us laugh rather than weep and they cost us much less than the political clowns do. – JZ, 20.6.92.

POLITICIANS: I sincerely hope that no one will mistake me … for one who believes that politicians can be made good, and cherishes a fond scheme for making them so. I believe nothing of the sort. On the contrary, I am convinced that the art and mystery they practise is essentially and incurably anti-social – that they must remain irreconcilable enemies of the common weal until the end of time. But I maintain that this fact, in itself, is not a bar to their employment. There are, under Christian civilization, many necessary offices that demand the possession of anti-social talents. A professional soldier, regarded realistically, is much worse than a professional politician, for he is a professional murderer and kidnaper, whereas the politician is only a professional sharper and sneak-thief.” - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th series, The Politician, p. 134/35. – LIMITED GOVERNMENT, SOLDIERS

POLITICIANS: I sympathize with Guy-Fawkes, except that blowing up politicians is too good for them.” - Peter O'Donnell, Pieces of Modesty, p.33.

POLITICIANS: I take it as common ground that if politicians attempted less they might do better and have more to boast about in their memoirs. …” - Ralph Harris, The End of Government …? p.25. – If they tried to do less, less confusing us with a multitude of interventions, unknowable to any individual, we might all the sooner find out that they are incompetent as well even for a few and supposedly necessary governmental functions. – JZ, 25.7.92, 27.3.08. - LIMITED GOVERNMENT?

POLITICIANS: I used to say that politics was the second lowest profession and I have come to know that it bears a great similarity to the first.” – Ronald Reagan, Quoted OBSERVER, 13 May 1979. – With prostitutes you at least do usually get what you paid for. Their low promise is fulfilled. – JZ, 22.6.92. – As an extra you might even get a venereal disease or AIDs. – JZ, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: I vote for none of them – since none of them is sufficiently aware of what he can and what he cannot rightly do. Nor do I forgive any of them for what they are doing to us. – JZ, 16.2.96, 26.3.08. – Politicians as representatives of communities of volunteers only, confined to exterritorial autonomy and personal law only, would be quite another matter. One could secede from them and set oneself up in competition to them. – JZ, 26.3.08. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: I was never so insulted as when somebody told me that I have the makings of a politician.” - D.Z., 78.

POLITICIANS: I was raised with the idea that if you're not smart enough to do science you can do politics." - Dr. Michael Crichton, 28.1.05.

POLITICIANS: I wish only one promise from any politician, namely, that he will suicide as soon as he wins an election. – JZ, 23. & 31.12.93. – Well, that is only my kind of “joke”. - I rather wish that they would confine their victory and new regime to all their voluntary supporters, leaving all other people alone, apart from negotiated free exchanges. – JZ, 15.2.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, JOKES

POLITICIANS: I'm a politician, and as a politician I have the prerogative to lie whenever I want." - Charles Peacock, ex-director of Madison Guaranty, the Arkansas S & L at center of Whitewatergate scandal.

POLITICIANS: I'm the guy who takes it from you first.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 8/81. - This is a truth you rarely if ever - hear from any of them. - JZ, 22/9/82

POLITICIANS: I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.” – Adlai Stevenson.

POLITICIANS: If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner." - H. L. Mencken – MODERN CANNIBALISM, JOKES

POLITICIANS: If a politician tries to buy votes with his own money, is is a dirty crook; but if he tries to buy votes with the people's money, he's a great liberal.” - THE FREEMAN, quoted in Henry Meulen's THE INDIVIDUALIST, 4/62, p.22. - VOTING, CORRUPTION, LIBERALS, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

POLITICIANS: If all crimes with victims were defined as offences against human rights then all politicians would have to be jailed.” – JZ, 15.11.92. - CRIMES AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS. TERRITORIAL POLITICS AS USUAL.

POLITICIANS: If all politicians were made permanently unemployed then involuntary mass unemployment among productive people would soon disappear. - JZ, 12.12.93, 24.5.97. – It needs political power to uphold monetary and financial despotism. Without this power and this despotism exchange would be free again and production no longer restricted. – JZ, 8.4.08. UNEMPLOYMENT

POLITICIANS: If ever an honest man comes into any State council, he is soon pushed out.” – Georg Buechner, Der Hessische Landbote, Darmstadt, 1834. - Criminals like to be among themselves, except when they commit their crimes with victims. – Besides, they would have to fear an honest man as they would have to fear a spy upon their doings and a potential witness against themselves, or an honest policeman or judge. - JZ, 16.2.08.

POLITICIANS: If experience teaches us anything at all, it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.” – H. L. Mencken Prejudices: Fourth Series, 1924, p.6.

POLITICIANS: If I had all politicians in my pocket – I would no let them out! – JZ, 4.10.98. – JOKES.

POLITICIANS: If instead of the politics of politicians, the politics of opportunists, hacks, climbers, demagogues, demiurges, pseudo-revolutionaries, there were real men, ready to fight, to lend you a hand! ...” - Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.463.

POLITICIANS: If it is within the role of government to prosecute false advertising as fraud (a form of force), then what should its actions be with respect to politicians who make pre-election promises that they can't keep?” - World Research: The Role of Government. - ADVERTISING

POLITICIANS: If not saddled by territorial politicians and their laws and institutions I would remain free to help myself much more than they could ever help me. They destroyed or outlawed most of my rightful and reasonable options and charged me hugely for such disservices. – JZ, 4.10.98. – Many other people are under the same handicaps. Otherwise they would be free to do their own things for themselves. – JZ, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: If politician would really know how to get rid of unemployment then they would seriously try to do this, even if only to get the votes of the unemployed and their dependents and to increase their tax-take and reduce their fixed spending burden. But they are also ignorant in this important sphere, not only in many others. Anyhow unemployment can only result from political interventionism and ended only by ending this interventionism. – JZ, 21.12.92, 19.2.08. - Typically, neither the victims of monetary despotism nor its producers and upholders, care about it as the main operating factor in producing mass unemployment and about the monetary freedom alternatives to it. To that extent both are guilty. – JZ, 19.2.08. – UNEMPLOYMENT, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, IGNORANCE OF & DISINTEREST IN THIS SUBJECT

POLITICIANS: If politicians break their promises, do we still have to obey them? - JZ, 72. – Q., OBEDIENCE

POLITICIANS: If politicians saved their promises (for their own future consumption) then we might also be saved from their 'solutions'. - JZ, 10.8.81. – PROMISES, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS

POLITICIANS: If politicians stopped meddling with things they didn’t understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates." - Thomas Sowell – MEDDLING, GOVERNMENT

POLITICIANS: If so many are potentially evil, it follows that we cannot afford government. It's easier to deal with evil in a private person than to deal with evil in a person who holds power. – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, spring 77. – LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS ETC.

POLITICIANS: If territorial politicians ever succeed in finding pearls then they are almost certain to throw them to the pigs. Or they give them to their mistresses. – JZ, n.d., & 15.2.08, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: if the American people could only rid themselves of another and worse false assumption that still rides them – one that corrupts all their thinking about the great business of politics, and vastly augments their discontent and unhappiness – the assumption, that is, that politicians are divided into two classes, and that one of those classes is made up of good ones. I need not argue, I hope, that this assumption is almost universally held among us. Our whole politics, indeed, is based upon it, and it has been based upon it since the earliest days. What is any political campaign save a concerted effort to turn out a set of politicians who are admittedly bad and put in a set who are thought to be better? The former assumption, I believe, is always sound; the latter is just as certainly false. For if experience teaches us anything at all, it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. His very existence, indeed, is a standing subversion of the public good in every rational sense. He is not one who serves the common weal; he is simply one who preys upon the commonwealth. It is to the interest of all the rest of us to hold down his powers to an irreducible minimum, and to reduce his compensation to nothing; it is to his interest to augment his powers at all hazards, and to make his compensation all the traffic will bear. To argue that these aims are identical is to argue palpable nonsense. The politicians, at his ideal best, never even remotely approximated in practice, is a necessary evil; at his worst he is an almost intolerable nuisance. …” - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th series, The Politician, p.129/30. – Is he really a necessary evil? Certainly not as a territorial politician. As a panarchist politician he may be, at least in the eyes of all his followers, who alone would be the members of his particular panarchy. In a territorial system, if his salary would be minimized, his incentive to become corrupt would be further increased. – JZ, 16.2.08. – DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, PEOPLE, VOTING, ELECTIONS, PARLIAMENTS, LAWS

POLITICIANS: If the politician breaks his word, he should assume responsibility for the damage that follows.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.159 – But can one gain justice against them, before their courts of justice? – JZ, 16.3.09. – Moreover, if they wasted thousands to millions of lives in a war, could their own life make up for such losses? – JZ, 24.12.13. - RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICIANS: If there is one thing that is not 'safe', it's a politician.” - From the film Wyoming, on TV Channel 10, Sydney, 9.4.76. – SAFETY, PROTECTION

POLITICIANS: If they put the names of everyone eligible for an office in a hat and pulled out one, we would have just as good a chance of getting a smart man, and a damn sight better chance of getting an honest one. He has a point.” - Arthur Smith, in a letter to ANALOG, quoting his father. - Then one single 'voter' would be enough. - The Athenians practised at some time voting by lot. But it was not very successful e.g. for generals. Everyone was presumed to be an eligible candidate for this office, and this was wrong. - JZ – If only the really eligible ones were named on slips put into a hat, could the hat be filled? Could there be even a single such slip? – Maybe for a minor office, but hardly for someone to represent tens of thousands to millions of a mixed population – and which population of any territory is not mixed? – JZ, 19.4.08. – VOTING BY LOT? Rather let individuals individually select their own leaders or misleaders and in armed forces their officers. – JZ, 16.3.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICIANS: If they took your last cent and sent you - against your will - to fight and die for them, they would still pretend and largely succeed in making you believe that they are doing this in your own interest and that it is your duty to give them everything. – J.Z, 24.8.93, 19.2.08. – NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, DYING FOR ONE’S FATHERLAND OR MOTHERLAND – UNDER THE USUAL FALSE PRETENCES & UNDER THE ABSENCE OF RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS

POLITICIANS: If we can import everything cheaper, why can’t we import some politicians from the Philippines?” – Heard on a radio talk show, 18.6.92. – They may be cheaper – but are they any better? – JZ, 16.3.09. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: If we could smell a stench among politicians as rapidly as blowflies smell stenches that are attractive to them, and find their causes as fast as they do, few politicians would ever get into office or stay in office very long. We do now have lie detectors, voice stress analyzers and linguistic analysis and other such tools and xyz refutations of the errors, myths, prejudices etc. that they regularly spout. But, do we use them, systematically, against these pests? – JZ, 3.12.99, 16.3.09. QUESTIONS, PEST CONTROL AGAINST POLITICIANS

POLITICIANS: If we had privatized garbage removal – would there be any politicians left? – JZ, 5.12.99. - The right of individuals and groups to secede and to establish panarchies of volunteers for their kinds of tolerant experiments would act as a kind of private garbage removal system. – JZ, 28.4.09. – PRIVATE GARBAGE REMOVAL & PANARCHISM, JOKES

POLITICIANS: If we were free to tax, restrict and regulate territorial politicians as they tax, restrict and regulate us, we would soon destroy their power, unearned income and opportunities for their ambitions and tax, restrict and regulate them out of existence as undesirable parasites and con-men, if not even worse. – JZ, 19.9.94, 26.3.08. – TAXATION, REGULATIONS, RESTRICTIONS, CONTROLS

POLITICIANS: If we were to dismiss all politicians and bureaucrats, all their laws, regulations and institutions, paying them their full and quite undeserved superannuations, and would not hire any more people of this kind at all, ever, then this would be a great bargain, from which we would benefit immediately. However, since only a minority of people would be wise enough to insist upon this option, at least these wise people should be allowed to secede. Even if they had to pay a high price for this separatism, they would be freed from their rule and thus could afford this charge. - JZ, 20.6.01. - Naturally, there is no moral obligation to pay this burden - but it would, possibly, be a wise step towards buying one's liberty. - The burden of the hiring of public servants for themselves would then be the responsibility of the remainder of statists who are foolish enough to stay with their beloved State. - JZ, 20.6.01, 29.1.02, 24.12.13. – However, I prefer the solution advocated in PEACE PLANS 19 c: “Let freedom pay its way”, according to which all would get their share in the remaining real public assets of governments at all levels in their countries. With these shares they could then either hire alternative private services or whatever State socialist services they still want for themselves, under all kinds of delusions, in their own and self-chosen panarchies. – Individual and group secessionism would allow all dissenters to dismiss, unilaterally, all officials and their institutions, as far as the affairs of the seceded dissenters are concerned, while upholding their claims to their shares in the remaining government assets – excepting only the government debt certificates representing merely investments in future tax slaves. - JZ, 8.3.09. - GOLDEN HANDSHAKE, DISMISSING ALL OFFICIALS OR - PRIVATIZATION OF ALL GOVERNMENT ASSETS, WITH ALL CITIZENS OR TAXPAYERS GETTING THEIR EQUAL SHARE IN FORM OF CAPITAL CERTIFICATES, CONVERTIBLE INTO THOSE OF SPECIFIC GOVERNMENT ASSET SHARES, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: If you are an average taxpayer, the chances are that you have never voted for any politician who promised to raise your taxes. You have voted for those who have promised to try to cut taxes or at least not to raise them any higher.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/78. - And yet, what have even these done to you? - JZ, 8.6.82.

POLITICIANS: If you are ignorant and prejudiced enough, as well as sufficiently dishonest and at the same time clever and persuasive enough in the pursuit of your own interests, while pretending to work for others, then you can become a successful politician. But how many moral, intelligent and productive or creative people would want to pursue such a career? – JZ, 3.11.03, 23.10.07, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: If you examine his thinking closely, you will find that he and his constituents are worlds apart. They think of him as a man who represents their interests, while he knows in his heart of hearts that his interest is to be elected, or re-elected, and toward that end he finds it convenient to make them think he is all for them; he is out to feather his own nest, always.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.139.

POLITICIANS: If you really mean to have and to hold power, you must sit lightly in your saddle, and make and remake your principles with the needs of each new day; for you are as much under the necessity of pleasing and attracting, as those who gain their livelihood in the street. We all know that the course, which our politicians of both parties will take, even in the near future, the wisest man cannot foresee. (*) We all know that it will probably be a zig-zag course; that it will have 'sharp curves', that it may be in self-evident contradiction to its own past; ...” - Auberon Herbert, quoted in Sprading, p.401. - (*) Wisdom has nothing to do with political parties and politicians! - JZ, 16.3.09. – PRINCIPLES, ADAPTABILITY

POLITICIANS: If you want anything done rightly and positively, don’t help to appoint a politician or bureaucrat for this purpose. For these will primarily look after their own interests rather than yours and this at your expense and will make real solutions much more difficult to achieve. – Their “magic formula: or panacea is merely a new law or a new board or commission, higher taxes, government debts (investments in tax slaves), more inflation and more government spending. - JZ, 8.5.05, 16.10.07, 16.3.09, 24.12.13. - & BUREAUCRATS, BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS, ROYAL COMMISSION

POLITICIANS: If you want to hear something intelligent, truthful and interesting – don’t switch on a politician. – JZ, 21.9.98, 14.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Ignorant, prejudiced and even demented, because power addicted and power-mad misleaders, in the vast majority of cases. They do much more belong into prisons and nut houses than into a parliament as supposed representatives of all the people. However, ponder the quality of the voters, who put them there. They and their misleaders deserve each other. – Each individual, peaceful and productive dissenter and all kinds of groups of them should become quite free to opt out from under their rule and into their own personal law governance systems, societies or communities, which they do prefer for themselves. - JZ, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: In 1953 Senator Victor Biaka'bodo of Ivory Coast went home to campaign, and was eaten by some of his constituents. - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 3/76, quoting the PEOPLE'S ALMANACH. - A pretty good way to cope with politicians, isn't it? – D.Z., 2.11.76. – Wouldn’t their flesh be too fatty and corrupt already? - JZ, 25/7/82. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: In a circus the clowns make us laugh. The political clowns don’t, as a rule. They make us rather weep and curse in anger. We ought to learn to laugh these false pretenders into oblivion. – JZ, 22.10.99, 14.2.08. - LAUGHTER, RIDICULE, HUMOR, WIT, JOKES

POLITICIANS: In a democracy, in which the electoral power of a man who draws £ 80 a week from Social Security is identical to that of a man who lone-handed earns £ 800 a week in overseas currency, policies of short-sighted egalitarianism are provenly irresistible to the cynical politician. In the same way that there are ironmongers, fishmongers and costermongers so politicians are essentially vote-mongers. They trade in power and the more threatened the withdrawal of the power the more unprincipled they become in legislating to retain it.” – Norris McWhirter, Freedom of Choice, p.62 in K. W. Watkins, editor, In Defence of Freedom. – VOTING, EGALITARIANISM

POLITICIANS: In all territorial States its politicians and bureaucrats are parasites upon society. – JZ, 13.8.96.

POLITICIANS: In an entirely different sense, the word 'crooked' is applicable to all politicians, but it is a sense in which the word is never used. I mean that it is simply impossible for one immersed in the political game to think normally or 'straight' - assuming that the non-political mind can be so described ...” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.134.

POLITICIANS: In any government, dictatorial or representational, the politicos spend 95 % of their time taking money from one place and shuttling it to another.” – F. Paul Wilson, An Enemy of the State, p.184.

POLITICIANS: In connection with the death of Mao Tse-tung, the then P.M. of Australia Mr. Fraser, moved a motion of condolence in parliament on 14.9.76. The motion was supported by all parties in the names of the following MP.s: Fraser, Whitlam, Anthony, Uren, Young and Hayden. Nothing was said but panegyrics were given to Mao Tse-tung. This was a theatrical scene with tragic and comical contents. Tragic because the last tyrant of the 'old guard' collection was honored by a democratic parliament and comical because our politicians cannot distinguish between good and evil. - NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, 12/76. - How many such motions were moved by the same politicians in memory of Mao's 32 to 64 million victims??? - JZ 21/9/82. – LABOR PARTY, STATE SOCIALISTS, COMMUNISTS

POLITICIANS: In essence a politician is a cargo cultist: He appears before you as someone who is going to get you something for nothing.” - Peter Samuels, 6.8.77.

POLITICIANS: In friendship false, implacable in hate, // Resolved to ruin or to rule the state.” – John Dryden, Absalom and Architophel, I, 1682.

POLITICIANS: In his private life the politician acts in quite a normal manner and seems to be motivated by moral impulses. He would not, for instance, deprive a widow of one cent of her insurance money. But, in his political capacity he does not hesitate to plug for inflationary fiscal measures, which have the effect of robbing the widow of the pittance left by her husband. If this is not a form of aberration, what is it?” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.103.

POLITICIANS: In medicine, it has long been recognized that even a quack remedy that is harmless in itself can be fatal when it substitutes for an effective medication or treatment. The time is overdue for that same recognition to apply to politics." - Dr. Thomas Sowell – THEIR QUACK CURES

POLITICIANS: In more and more cases … politics and politicians not only contribute to the problem. They are the problem.” – John Shuttleworth, THE MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

POLITICIANS: In order to become the master, the politician poses as a servant. – Charles de Gaulle in  (*) - Did de Gaulle do any better? He even came to admire the German armed forces at Stalingrad for having come so far! - And he admitted that one cannot really rule a nation that likes e.g. 400 different kinds of cheese. Nevertheless, he tried, all too much and all too long, to continue with his territorialist propaganda and self-delusions and even saw to it that he got his own mass murder devices. - JZ, 23.11.06, 31.1.11. – (*) Also in Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - LEADERSHIP, PUBLIC SERVANTS, PRESIDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, RULERS

POLITICIANS: In politics and its voting and “representation” system you almost hand over your blank cheque to your politician, to waste as much of your money, time and energy as pleases them, always under lies and false pretences. Only in a free market do you get to spend the rest of your money, time and energy, not yet wasted by the territorial political system, as pleases you. – JZ, 8.3.93, 19.2.08, 24.12.13.

POLITICIANS: In politics the top men are usually the top bastards. Not that the lower ranks are usually paragons of virtue, either. – JZ, 15.7.87. – LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, CHANCELLORS

POLITICIANS: In politics, as in fishing, you don't have to be a genius.  You just have to be smarter than the fish." - Zev Chafets – DEMOCRACY, VOTING, MAJORITARIANISM, PEOPLE, VOTING, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS

POLITICIANS: In spite of their “business” and pretences, the politicians are among the least informed, least rational and least morally guided people in any nation, State or population. – JZ, 3.8.91, 27.3.08. - VOTERS

POLITICIANS: In spite of their humanitarian pretences they have actually largely dehumanized peoples and mankind. – JZ, 19.8.92. – Just look at their mass extermination devices, which they still persist in calling “weapons”. Who are the real enemies, which these devices are aimed at? The dictators and tyrants or their victims? And who will be the victims to the reactions the use of these “weapons” will provoke? – JZ, 19.2.08. – QUESTIONS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

POLITICIANS: In Texas robbers are outlaws. In Washington they are elected.” – From film: The Legend of the Lone Ranger, with Kim Spilsbury. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: In the end, if the "Autobiography" tells truth, Garibaldi saw and said that he had not understood his own acts; that he had been an instrument; that he had served the purposes of the class he least wanted to help; yet in 1860 he thought himself the revolution anarchic, Napoleonic, and his ambition was unbounded. What should a young Bostonian have made of a character like this, internally alive with childlike fancies, and externally quiet, simple, almost innocent; … uttering with apparent conviction the usual commonplaces of popular politics that all politicians use as the small change of their intercourse with the public; but never betraying a thought?” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams. - GARIBALDI

POLITICIANS: In the final analysis, the main plank of every candidate’s political platform promises redistribution of the wealth. The only difference lies in the degree and method each one advocates.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.120/21. – POLITICAL PLATFORMS, PARTIES, ELECTIONS, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, PROMISES, STATE SOCIALISM, EGALITARIANISM, ATTACKS ON PROPERTY RIGHTS

POLITICIANS: In the whole world the politicians, in tackling the most important problems, have proven their incompetence.” – Nobel price winner Prof. Alfén, quoted in Erika Herbst, Alle suchen nach Loesungen – Wir haben sie, S 8. – According to the “Peter Principle” they rose to their level of incompetence. – JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: In today’s political arena, those, who can build their own success out of their own work and drive, seldom go into politics. Those, who do go into politics, are those who need public adulation and are willing to make the compromises of principle and personality that are necessary to win that adulation. – Ben Bova, editorial, ANALOG, 4/76.

POLITICIANS: Indeed, was there ever a politician trying to get into office who wasn't wringing his hands in alarm, and deploring the lack of solicitude of the politician he aspired to replace?” – Laurance Labadie, What is Man's Destiny?

POLITICIANS: Intellectuals and politicians enjoy the idea of power and control. Like the mandarin, whose long fingernails demonstrated his distaste for, and ability to evade, physical labor, many politicians and intellectuals have an inherent dislike of the market economy with its emphasis on work, entrepreneurial risk, and money. Utilizing economic regulation, the rationalized bureaucracy promises ...” - W. Marina: Egalitarianism and Empire, p.13.

POLITICIANS: Invest in yourself - not in politicians! - From advertisement for 'The Case Against a Libertarian Party! - E. Strauss, REASON June 80.

POLITICIANS: Is a young man bound to serve his country in war? In addition to his legal duty there is perhaps also a moral duty, but it is very obscure. What is called his country is only its government and that government consists merely of professional politicians, a parasitical and anti-social class of men. They never sacrifice themselves for their country. They make all wars, but very few of them ever die in one. If it is the duty of a young man to serve his country under all circumstances then it is equally the duty of an enemy young man to serve his. Thus we come to a moral contradiction and absurdity, so obvious that even clergymen and editorial writers sometimes notice it. – H. L. Mencken, Minority Report. – Underlining by me, JZ - WAR, DUTY, OBEDIENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, IRRESPONSIBILITY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

POLITICIANS: Is the world to be run by the animals or to be free?” – From film: Early Distant Warning.

POLITICIANS: Is there anything more dangerous to the cause of liberty than a politician fixated on re-election?" - Neal Boortz – POWER-ADDICTION, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: It always sounds funny to me when POLITICIANS say that they want to fight crime. - JZ, 76. - Most criminals are pikers compared with them. - JZ, 5.11.02. - CRIMINALS

POLITICIANS: It doesn't matter whether the coercive individuals or groups identify themselves as bandits, Mafia, Church, party, government, chief, Pharaoh, king, high priest or president.  If they initiate force, they are all simply criminals, regardless of their aliases and pretensions." - Jarret Wollstein - RULERS, PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: It has long been common practice in private business to require the bonding of people in responsible positions. Why cannot this respected and time-proven business-practice now be applied to politicians?” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.158.

POLITICIANS: It is a curious fact that while very few people like or trust politicians, we still insist on letting them have more and more power over our lives, which makes about as much sense as giving Darcy Dugan the keys to David Jones.” –John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip van Australia, p.13.

POLITICIANS: It is a general error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” – Edmund Burke, Observations on a Publication, “The Present State of the Nation”.

POLITICIANS: It is actually a matter of everyday and notorious fact that politicians are a gamey breed whose promises are worthless and whose only competence is in compelling, prohibiting, frequently stealing, selling favors, and occasionally kissing babies.” - Roger McBride: A New Dawn, p.92/3.

POLITICIANS: It is alarming to think how supine and trusting the public is of politicians who play around with billions of taxpayers' hard-earned dollars, bureaucratically dispensing them with abandon.” - K. Brodie, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.11.78.

POLITICIANS: It is clear that essential reform of government can not be carried out by elected MPs whose vision does not extend beyond the next ballot box.” - Ross Sutherland, in GOLD COAST BULLETIN, Qld.

POLITICIANS: It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.” - Eugene McCarthy

POLITICIANS: It is fascinating to watch politicians come up with 'solutions' to problems that are a direct result of their previous solutions.  In many cases, the most efficient thing to do would be to repeal their previous solution and stop being so gung-ho for creating new solutions in the future.  But, politically, that is the last thing they will do." - Thomas Sowell – SOLUTIONS, PROBLEMS

POLITICIANS: It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” – Thomas Sowell. - Even if politicians responsible for the suffering or death of millions were executed or tortured to death, this could not make up for the damages they have done. Thus we should finally put into practice the old saying: “No one is good enough to rule another man without the other's consent.” - JZ, 22.8.02. - Under what conditions should "public servants" not only lose their powerful positions but also their pension rights and should be held responsible, with all the private property that they had accumulated, rightfully or wrongfully? Naturally, even then and in most cases only a fraction of the damages that they had caused could become thereby indemnified. Thus, perhaps, the same kind of compulsory insurance should be imposed upon them which is imposed e.g. upon cashiers, lawyers and trustees? And the balance sheets of such insurance companies should become very well published, too. - JZ, 23.11. 06. – The damage one politician could do, in the average, could be so great that no private insurance company would be willing to bear that risk, just like they are unwilling to insure the risk of a major accident in a nuclear reactor. Thus preventing these accidents by not giving them the power to cause so much in damages, would be the more sensible solution. – JZ, 24.12.13. - BUREAUCRATS, JUDGES, VOTING, REPRESENTATIVES, MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, TERRITORIALISM, RESPONSIBILITY, PUBLIC SERVANTS, LEADERS, PARTIES, DECISION-MAKING, POWER, DELEGATION OF POWER, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: It is interesting to speculate on the kind of campaigns and the type of candidates we would have if taxation were abolished and if, also, the power to dispense privilege vanished. Who would run for office if there were 'nothing in it’? - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.204.

POLITICIANS: it is nearly impossible to find a politician whose horizon extends as far as 15 minutes past the next election. …” - Edward B. Reith, THE CONNECTION 117, p.63.

POLITICIANS: It is no wonder that politicians have a very low view of human nature: They are much in each other's company. - JZ 2/73.

POLITICIANS: It is not here contended, of course, that our rulers are always useless or harmful, but that, while they are quite as likely to be useless and harmful as other men, a superstitious regard for ancient customs causes men to act towards them, in many ways, as if they were not.” - Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892. - RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, STATISM, OBEDIENCE, MAN

POLITICIANS: It is not mere coincidence that both political leaders and gang leaders travel with an entourage of advance men and bodyguards. Both kinds of bosses realize that just as they inflict violence on others (if not directly, then by decree), so some people may attempt to retaliate by inflicting violence on them. It is interesting to note that political bosses who proclaim themselves the 'people's choice' are as nervous for their safety as are the gangland chiefs. ...” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, 120. …“ There is another difference: Gang members are generally less meddlesome than politicians. Sometimes they simply take your money and run. Politicians, on the other hand, take your money and then insist on running you. At least the gangster has the decency to leave you alone much of the time; he does not presume to be your benefactor or your protector; he does not insist that you praise him and call him "Sir". He does not claim to represent you. No, the gangster does not inflict these absurdities upon you. He does not, in addition to robbing you, insult your intelligence. But not so the politicians. After taking your money, which is bad enough, the politician will not go away and leave you alone. He insists on 'serving’ you, whether you want his services or not.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, 121.

POLITICIANS: It is not our task as politicians to make out prescriptions of other people's happiness against their will. That would be the end of freedom.” - Franz-Joseph Strauss, Speech in Augsburg, 1976. – Quite right, but this is precisely what territorial politicians like him have been doing and are doing all the time, towards the dissenters in the population, instead of letting them secede. – Are there greater criminals, with more victims, than territorial politicians? - JZ, 26.12.07. - & FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, Q.

POLITICIANS: It is not surprising that some actors became politicians. What acts they do often put on and over us! What surprises me that not more politicians received at least some training as actors – or comedians or clowns. They seem to have all a natural talent for it. – However, with such training they might become able to deceive us even more and for longer periods! – JZ, 24.8.92, 19.2.08.

POLITICIANS: It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - G. K. Chesterton – The greater crime consists anyhow in entrusting leadership and monopoly power to them, via territorial voting. – We can hardly hang the majority of the voters. But at last they alone should be stuck with the consequences of their choice. - JZ, 3.9.12. – The non-voters and those, who voted for others, should be free to secede and do their own things together with like-minded volunteers. – JZ, 16.1.13. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, IRRESPONSIBILITY, LACK OF FREEDOM UNDER TERRITORIALISM & ITS MAJORITY RULE

POLITICIANS: It is the rare - maybe even non-existent - politician who will admit this, but number one on the politicians to-do list is always to get re-elected.  Nothing else comes close.  The economy, the stock market, the war on terrorism … NOTHING comes ahead of getting re-elected.  Staying in power is job number one." - Neal Boortz

POLITICIANS: It is the surprising paradox of our society that while we think people incapable of looking after even their own interests, we trust them to select politicians who will know and look after everybody's interests. – Source? – VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY – Underlining by me. – JZ -

POLITICIANS: It is truly a triumph of rhetoric over reality when people can believe that going into politics is 'public service,' but that producing food, shelter, transportation, or medical care is not." - Thomas Sowell – Earning private profits trough providing wanted services is considered immoral, but levying tax tributes upon all, gaining thus an enormous revenue and then spending it unproductively on those, who did not earn it and even counter-productively, that is considered to be o.k. – JZ, 24.12.13. - PUBLIC SERVICE, BUSINESS, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY

POLITICIANS: it is understandable that politicians concocted the term 'apathy' to distort the unpleasant fact that not many people want them in office. – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.128.

POLITICIANS: It is, however, too easy to be cynical about politicians. They are not only captives of the political system which has evolved; both they and the public are at least to some extent in the hands of the news media.” - Simon Upton, The Withering of the State, 1987, p.105. – They should only be “captives” of their own volunteers – like-minded people in their own exterritorially autonomous panarchies. – JZ, 12.9.08. – Have you observed much “withering of the State”? – JZ, 16.3.09. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS PRETENDED REPRESENTATION, Q.

POLITICIANS: It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose." – Darrin Weinberg - THEIR REAL MOTTO & MOTIVATION, THEIR PROGRAMS, PLATFORMS, MEASURES & BILLS

POLITICIANS: It seems that there is no cost to the State or the nation too great to bear when the future and careers of politicians are at stake. The historian Paul Johnson says politicians are the scourge of the 20th century. – Des Keegan, THE AUSTRALIAN, 14.2.89. – Not only of the 20th c. – JZ, 20.2.08.

POLITICIANS: It was only very slowly that politicians and lawyers came to admit the need for special knowledge in the things they had to do. Politicians would draw boundaries without any proper knowledge of ethnology or economic geography, and lawyers decide about will and purpose with the crudest knowledge of psychology. They produced the most preposterous and unworkable arrangements in the gravest fashion.” – H. G. Wells, Men Like Goods, p.197 of first paperback issue, 1922, 1970, p.205. – Alas, H. G. Well, with his State Socialism and world statism, in his writings, and Fabian activities tried to be such a false God himself. – JZ, 10.10.07. - & LAWYERS OR POLITICIANS AS LAWYERS & LEGISLATORS

POLITICIANS: It would be less hypocritical if we could force our politicians to abandon their pretence of being interested in liberty. - Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, 112.

POLITICIANS: It would make more sense to give the office to the politicians who got the least votes, or, say, only 10 % of the votes, indicating the percentage of the more intelligent voters, than to give it to those who got the most votes – from the great number of ignorant and prejudiced voters. However we should not be confined to such a choice of the lesser evil only but, instead, change the whole system, doing away with all territorial, coercive and monopolistic aspects, so that all politicians would come to rule only over their own voluntary members – or, initially – voters in the last territorial election, not a secret one, and would thereafter have no say at all on the affairs of other communities of volunteers. – JZ, 3.4.08. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, PARLIAMENTS, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: It's surprising that most politicians aren't evil, they're just stupid. - 'Woody" Jenkins, Louisiana State representative, quoted in free enterprise, 11/75.

POLITICIANS: It's time we end the "my politician can beat up your politician" way of transferring wealth.” - Dagny. – Instead, we should introduce a peace, justice, freedom, progress and wealth promoting competition between them, under which all of them lead only their voluntary followers and none of them has any territorial monopoly. Then they will have to put up or shut up. – JZ, 8.3.09. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM UNDER PERSONAL LAWS & IN FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY. - THAT WOULD ALSO MEAN FORMS OF VOLUNTARY TAXATION. – TERRITORIALISM, WEALTH, TRANSFER SOCIETY, TAXATION, MUTUAL PLUNDER-BUNDS, WELFARE STATE

POLITICIANS: It's untrue that there are 20,000 useless words in the English language. How else could he frame his political platform?” - Safian, Insults, II/157.

POLITICIANS: It’s no use telling politicians to go to hell – they are trying to build it for us now. – Kevin Goldstein-Jackson, The Right Joke. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: It’s not that (politicians) are monsters, it’s that they’re idiots.” – Karl Hess – They are clever enough to look after their own interests. – But they share too many of the popular errors and prejudices of the majority of voters. - JZ, 24.12.13. – VOTING, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES

POLITICIANS: It’s tempting to blame politicians for turning us into a nation of thieves, but you’d be wrong. Politicians are just the pimps trying to make a sale – you and I are their anxious customers.” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.242. - Under territorialism there are, in the public sphere, no individual customers and no individual sellers but merely tax slaves, and other subjects and, as well, the legalized exploiters and their favorite hand-out recipients, with all too many of them merely parasites or obstructionists. – JZ, 8.10.07. - VOTING, SUBJECTS, STATISTS, CITIZENS

POLITICIANS: It’s too bad our system of etiquette don’t allow everybody to speak the truth while they are IN office. – Will Rogers. – JOKES, LIARS

POLITICIANS: It’s usually just ambition that puts them into it – and like any group of people selected for ambition and nothing else, they turn out to be a pretty bad lot. … individually they are a decent people who do some good, but as a class (*) they’re amoral, vicious leeches with a good cover story.” (**) - John Barnes, A Million Open Doors, p.144. - (*) of territorialists! - (**) Territorialism by now has nothing to show for it but a prolonged very bad record. Gradually this truth seeps into even some of the lesser minds, not only the great ones, but numerous false excuses for territorialism do still prevail. – JZ, 29.9.07, 31.1.11. – REPRESENTATIVES, DEPUTIES, MP’s, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: It’s very hard to be in awe of politicians.” – TV presenter Kirsty Wark. THE TIMES Quotes of the Week, p. 37, December 12, 1998.

POLITICIANS: Its pretty hard to pin a politician down: You'd need a rather large needle. - JZ, 75. - Moreover, you would have to apply it fast and forcefully, before he slips away. - JZ, 5.11.02. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Its principal beneficiaries are politicians who buy votes with massive spending programs. Inflation, in short, is a form of taxation for which no one has ever voted.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.100. - But politicians have voted for the money issue monopoly and for legal tender for its monopoly money, both of which make inflation possible. And they vote for budgets “financed” by the printing press or “deficit financing”. And the voters have not cared sufficiently about monetary despotism, although they are its victims. – JZ, 2.10.07, 11.3.09. - INFLATION & VOTING

POLITICIANS: Judging by their actions, politicians are either good willed and ignorant or knowledgeable and villainous. I believe that the former applies. Do not forgive them - for they do not know what they are doing to us. (If they knew what they are doing, then one could at least describe them as intelligent scoundrels - although dangerous ones.) - JZ 10.12.79, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: Judging from some of the reasoning of politicians I've seen over the years, I know I would sooner take the logic of a computer. The machine suffers the same lack of intelligence as some politicians, but at least there is consistency in its idiocy.” - Senator Sam Ervin, THE AUSTRALIAN, 11.8.73. – Why did he consider himself to be an exception? – JZ, 19.4.08.

POLITICIANS: Law arises from reality. But from Congress there arises a miasma of legislation, which in sum is nothing but the vainglory and conceit of men who suppose that their views are of such transcendent importance that the world would fall apart without force carefully held and employed by them.” - Robert LeFevre, The Power of Congress.

POLITICIANS: Lawmakers ought not to be lawbreakers.” – English proverb, traced by Apperson to Chaucer: The Canterbury Pilgrims, The Man of Law’s Tale, ca. 1386. – But they are, perhaps more often than any other professionals. – JZ, 19.10.85. – I still have to find, again, the passage in Prof. Pitirim Sorokin’s writings, in which he asserted that this was certainly always the case, even if one does not include the crimes they commit in their official capacity as politicians. – JZ, 26.3.08. - THE MOST CRIMINAL CLASS

POLITICIANS: Let all the politicians go on strike - permanently! - JZ, 73.

POLITICIANS: Let each individual be his own politicians, party leader, sovereign decision-maker, legislator and innovator or reformer – but only at the own risk and expense or in free association with like-minded people. – JZ, 25.8.98, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Let politicians be supported by their electors.” - Patrick Brooks, 1972.

POLITICIANS: Let politicians live only within the income you would give them voluntarily. Don't let them spend wildly and then force you to pay the bill. You should gain the freedom to determine how much of your income, if any, you are going to dedicate for their projects, one half, one tenths, or one hundredth of what you pay now. - If you argued that then they could not continue certain of their services, you might either answer: Good riddance! or make contractual arrangements for the hiring of other, cheaper and better alternatives. But, by all means, never let them bribe you with your own money. - JZ, n.d. & 31.1.11.

POLITICIANS: Let’s shop around for political, economic and social “services”, systems and institutions as we do or should be free to shop around for all other consumer services and bargains. – JZ, 30.7.98, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Life was meant to be easy - only the politicians are making it hard for us. - JZ, 7.9.79, commenting on Malcolm Fraser's remark: "Life was not meant to be easy." -

POLITICIANS: like the politician confronted with a moral decision, they struggled with their conscience - and won. - PAIDEIA, Spring 72. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Like with other bullies, I fear strong politicians and active ones more than weak ones. Nor would I blame the weak ones for their weakness – for they are easier to get rid of. Unfortunately, the State’s machinery can even make a weak bastard strong – when he has, as usual, his hands on the tiller and on the till. – JZ, 23.5.91, 29.5.91.

POLITICIANS: Lines of least resistance make crooked rivers and crooked men.” - W. H. Danforth, b. 1926, quoted in A. Andrews Quotations, p.351.

POLITICIANS: Listen to none of the present politicians any longer and follow none of their orders. – JZ, 27.2.75. - Certainly easier said than done as long as individual secessionism is not generally recognized. - JZ 21.9.82.

POLITICIANS: Logically, and in line with their own selfish interests, politicians pass laws restricting and controlling all groups and all individuals. And they can readily justify such moves on the grounds that there is large public clamor for the restraints. It is not in the interest of any politician to do nothing. He gets elected or re-elected for what he has done for others, not for what he has refrained from doing to others. - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Summer 75. – The operate under the same popular errors prejudices as most of their voters do and just as under-informed when it comes to the real solutions of political, military, social and economic problems. Nevertheless, they haven’t pushed for an ideas archive as yet and other reference works which would speed up the process of enlightenment. – JZ, 15.12.13. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, NEW DRAFT

POLITICIANS: Logically, it is the most sensitive critic of human selfishness who should hesitate longest before strengthening the power of the state, which must necessarily be exercised by a handful of politicians who, as we see most vividly at election times, could not easily be mistaken for saints.” - Ralph Harris in Right Turn, p.25. - It will make a difference once each individual can choose his politician or politicians or party or movement for his own affairs only - instead of having them imposed upon the population of whole territories. It will also make a great difference if the thus chosen politicians, societies and communities of volunteers (including voluntary or competing governments) are confined to exterritorial autonomy. Only then will we finally get experimental freedom also for whole political, economic and social systems, free enterprise, freedom of contract and association for them, instead of having them territorially imposed upon dissenters. - JZ, 31.1.11.

POLITICIANS: Long-term hard-core unemployed; Politicians and bureaucrats.” – THE FREE RADICAL 2. - JOKES - Merely engaging in their hobby at the expense and risk of their involuntary victims, their individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 31.1.11.

POLITICIANS: Look not to politicians.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p. 86. - Well, all of them can show you what not to do - if you finally become free to secede from them. - JZ, 31.1.11.

POLITICIANS: Look, we all know the only thing a politician fears is being removed from that nice cosy office with the interns and the expense account. (That, and the prospect of having to get a real job.)” - Michael Moore, Stupid White Men, Regan Books, 2001, p.244.

POLITICIANS: Looking for an honest politician is like looking for an ethical burglar." - H. L. Mencken – HONESTY, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Losing power, utterly and completely, is the most dreadful prospect that a politician can think of. It overshadows everything else...” - Fred Hoyle, The Black Cloud, p.192. For all politicians to lose all coercive powers, utterly and completely, is the most hopeful prospect that I as a human being can think of. It overshadows everything else. - JZ 21.9.82.

POLITICIANS: Loyalists: we were just people, each of us eager for something that the other could give: just decent, civilized people, whose lives had been made over, and of necessity made over mighty badly, by politicians.” – Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell, p.668. – PEOPLE

POLITICIANS: Make your MP work – don’t re-elect him.” – Graffiti in Leicester. – Don’t elect anyone to rule over you territorially. If you think you need to be ruled, let it be only by those, whom you select for yourself, in your own community of volunteers, which is only exterritorially autonomous. – JZ, 24.9.07. – PANARCHISM REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Man not worth listening to – but almost all suffer from his actions. – JZ, 25.3.84.

POLITICIANS: Many people actually believe that the President runs the country. In actual fact, no one man does or can.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Summer 78, p.5. – PRESIDENTS, RUNNING THE COUNTRY, LEADERSHILP, OFFICIAL MISMANAGEMENT

POLITICIANS: Many politicians do not mind a “little” lie, bribe, embezzlement, robbery, rape or murder or even mass murders, when it comes to furthering or maintaining their career. Even the number of child molesters seems to be large among them, as long as they can uphold their image of respectability. – JZ, 14.11.95. – WAR, MASS MURDER DEVICES KEPT IN READINESS

POLITICIANS: Maybe the politicians could take up a collection and make a gift to the people for a change. That would be a switch.” – From the TV police drama series “Hawaii 50”. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Maybe we will learn to control the weather before we learn to control politicians? – JZ, 2.2.94. – With the realization of all genuine individual rights and liberties the latter would be easy. Then, for instance, we could freely secede, trade or migrate over frontiers, issue our own sound competing currencies, refuse to pay taxes and to participate in their wars. – JZ, 16.2.08. - However, so far we have not even bothered to attempt to provide and to agree upon such a declaration - as a guide for us - and upon the best institutions to protect these rights and liberties. Territorial politicians are certainly the worst guardians and managers for this - and anything else that is right and rational. - JZ, 31.1.11. – INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & A MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION

POLITICIANS: Medical science had produced the perfect anaesthetic; political science had given us the modern politician; …” - Ernest Benn, in D. Abel: Ernest Benn, p. 83. – Wrongful but legalized territorial power for politicians is offered as a quack cure for everything. – JZ, 22.3.08. – While politicians save statists the pain of thinking for themselves, they do not spare them the pain and costs caused by their political actions. It only the statists were to suffer under them, in their own panarchies, I would not mind this at all. Pain is educational. So is having to pay their own way. Some are unable or unwilling to learn otherwise. – JZ, 16.3.09, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Members of the best organized, camouflaged and profitable crime syndicate, with the law, the courts, the police, the armed forces and ourselves in their hands. – JZ, 3.10.88, 31.1.11, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Men rise from one ambition to another – first they seek to secure themselves from attack, and then they attack others.” – Machiavelli - POWER ADDICTS, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, WARFARE STATES, DESPOTISM

POLITICIANS: Men who can, run their own affairs, whose who can’t, go into politics and meddle in the affairs of others.” – Ian St. James, The Killing Anniversary, p.338.

POLITICIANS: Moochers and parasites, representing really only themselves and other parasites – under the pretence of representing everybody in a territory. – JZ, 20.4.89, 21.2.08, 31.1.11. – They are the least likely group to run any insurance business rightfully and economically. – Current instance: Obamacare. – JZ, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Most change in America doesn't come from politicians. It comes from people inventing things and creating. The telephone, the telegraph, the computer, all those things didn't come from government. Our world is going to get better and better, as long as we keep the politicians from screwing it up." - David Boaz – Most negative changes do come from their laws, regulations and wrongful institutions, in a word, from their territorialism. – JZ, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Most democratic politicians have a horror of fundamentals.” - Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.161. – But then the common men do not set very many shiny examples, either. But at least most of them support themselves and their families and this without committing legalized, large-scale and almost continuous robberies against their countrymen. – JZ, 16.3.09, 25.12.13. – PRINCIPLES, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TAXATION

POLITICIANS: Most of their solutions or “measures” are mere bandaids, subsidies or enforced monopolies and make matters worse rather than better. –They employ and abuse the political and territorialist power means rather than the economic means of free associations, voluntary membership and free production and free exchange. – JZ, 26.5.06, 30.10.07. - Most of the territorial ones, the only ones we have so far, never go to the real roots of troubles and cut or abolish them, e.g. by the repeal of wrongful and irrational laws they or their predecessors had passed, e.g. the laws of monetary and financial despotism and those, which authorize the stockpile of mass murder devices. – JZ, n.d. & 31.1.11. - TERRITORIALISM & MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM VS. PANARCHISM & MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL – AT THE OWN RISK & EXPENSE, NWT.

POLITICIANS: Most of them are just confidence tricksters, out for money or power. Those striving to obtain and maintain territorial power are usually more respected and protected by laws, policemen and courts. – They also commit many more and greater wrongs and do much more harm. - Only once they are confined to their voluntary victims and exterritorial autonomy would they gradually become more and more harmless and would they be in the right, for their voluntary supporters and customers. -JZ, 18.7.94, 26.3.08, 31.1.11. – CONMEN OR CONFIDENCE TRICKSTERS. ALL SHOULD BE CONFINED TO THEIR VOLUNTARY VICTIMS. NONE SHOULD BE GIVEN ANY TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY.

POLITICIANS: Most people either love or hate politicians. There's no middle ground.” - Robert LeFevre: Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.186. - Yes, there is or could be: Each could love and obey only his own. Then he would no longer have any good reason to hate the politicians that others have chosen for themselves. It's a case of only wrongful or insufficient alternatives! – They all inflict mass medications that do not work or do even harm. - JZ 8.6.80. 31.1.11. – We will tend to become indifferent towards them – once we have become free to do our own things quite independently for ourselves. – JZ, 16.3.09. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL: PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES

POLITICIANS: most people would agree that the quality of politicians throughout the democratic world is of a generally low standard, the professions and industry attracting and retaining the best men.” - Edgar Berry, GOOD GOVERNMENT 12/75. - The unchecked question is here: Could even the best man do any good - as a territorial politician? - JZ, 22.9.82. – Even good men can’t do any good in wrongful jobs, e.g. as official mass murderers. – JZ, 24.12.13. - Q., TERRITORIALISM, NWT, CENTRAL BANK PRESIDENTS, TAX COMMISSIONERS

POLITICIANS: Most politicians are already thoroughly corrupted long before they assume office. - For most of the rest it takes at most a year. - JZ 3.7.82. – And yet we have even placed the survival of mankind into such hands! – JZ, 16.3.09. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE

POLITICIANS: Most politicians believe in just one thing - winning elections.  They'll say anything to get in office and stay there." - Harry Browne – They are also inclined to do anything to stay in power. How many of them did abdicate without being forced to do so? – JZ, 16.1.13. – LEADERSHIP OR MISLEADERSHIP? RARITY OF VOLUNTARY ABDICATIONS

POLITICIANS: Most politicians don't have the first clue what responsibility really is. If they did, they'd immediately resign in shame for all the harm they've done.” - Dagny. - & RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICIANS: Most politicians don’t leave office poor, regardless of the condition of the economy.” – Marc Eric Ely-Chaitlin, THE CONNECTION 138, p.10.

POLITICIANS: Most politicians have never run a business. How the hell can they run a country? - John Singleton, THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY, 7/9/77.

POLITICIANS: most professional politicians are actors reading scripts, rather than philosophers thinking and considering, conceiving and contemplating.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.57.

POLITICIANS: Mostly or all too often the very bastards or criminals with victims, who play football with our lives, liberties, rights, earnings, property, health and security. – Do you know of any or many exceptions? - JZ, 28.11.95, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: MPs in parliament seem to think that if they continue to call themselves "Honourable" long enough then somebody will finally start believing them. - JZ, 76. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Mr. Bert Banbury, M.H.R., made a speech in Parliament last night without once telling an untruth. This is believed to be a record.” - THE DOWN UNDER CALENDAR, 1976.

POLITICIANS: Mr. Crozier ... I do not dissent from his position that many of our elected politicians are third rate party hacks engaged in a cynical game concerned more with personal manoeuvre, instant opposition and puerile conspiracy than with affairs of state and the well-being of the citizens they are supposed to govern.” - Lord Chalfont, reviewing Brian Crozier’s The Minimum State.

POLITICIANS: much loved, while seeking to acquire power, and yet more hated when they had acquired it.” - Tacitus, Complete Works, edited by Moses Hadas, p.263. - & POWER

POLITICIANS: My advice to the politicians is the reverse: 'For God's sake don’t do something; just sit there!' - Terry Arthur: “95% Is Crap”, p.235. – ACTIVE & ENERGETIC ONES, OFFICIAL MEDDLERS, INTERVENTIONISTS

POLITICIANS: My family would hardly approve of my marrying a politician.” – Actress Joan Fontaine to Adlai Stevenson, recorded in her autobiography, No Bed of Roses.

POLITICIANS: nations were to be saddled with them – and their obsessions. They knew not that they knew not.” - John C. Grover, The Hellmakers, Veritas Publishing Co., PO Box 42, Cranbrook, WA 6321, 1993, p.15. – Alas, as an advocate of nuclear power this libertarian author is a kind of hell-maker himself. Always, naturally, with the best intentions. – JZ, 11.3.09. -

POLITICIANS: Naturally, the legislators have written the laws so that breaking a campaign promise isn't actionable.” - Erwin Strauss, THE CONNECTION, No. 84. -

POLITICIANS: Need" now means wanting someone else's money. "Greed" means wanting to keep your own. "Compassion" is when a politician arranges the transfer.” – Joseph Sobran - NEEDS & TAXATION, COMPASSION, GREED, PROPERTY RIGHTS, LANGUAGE ABUSE, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

POLITICIANS: Never believe anything about a politician until he has made an official denial. – George Coote, The Joke Book, Gap Publishing, Norman Park, Queensland, 1996, p.306. – JOKES, DENIALS

POLITICIANS: Never put your faith in politicians.” – Max Newton’s first law. – AUSTRALIAN PENTHOUSE, Oct. 79, p.43.

POLITICIANS: Never trust anyone who runs for office.” – F. Paul Wilson, Wheels Within Wheels, p.55, calling it “Paxton’s first law”. – TRUST NO OFFICE-SEEKER

POLITICIANS: Never was a government that was not composed of liars, malefactors and thieves." - Marcus Tullius Cicero – Was he always honest as a politician? – JZ, 3.9.12. – GOVERNMENT, LIES

POLITICIANS: Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.” – Lily Tomlin. - Perhaps she should have rather said: It's the other mere two percent, who are lousy, that get all the publicity." - JZ, 23.11.06. – JOKES, VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICIANS: Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” – Henry Kissinger, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 10/89. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – I very much doubt that as many as ten per cent of them have acquired an earned good reputation. – JZ, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans.  It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.  But then, we elected them." - Lily Tomlin - VOTING

POLITICIANS: No examination, no test, no experience, no qualifications, are necessary for public service, except only the ability to attract mob support, and herein lies the danger. Public affairs are in the hands of a mob which does not always understand its own best qualities, led by politicians to whom an understanding of mob psychology is the only indispensable requisite.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Modern Politics, p.22.

POLITICIANS: no fashionable politician really cares much about any liberty or property except his own and that of his masters! – E. S. P. Haynes, The Case for Liberty, 1919, p.19.

POLITICIANS: No man has ever ruled other men for their own good."  George D. Herron. – GOVERNMENTS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS

POLITICIANS: No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.” - Abraham Lincoln - Especially not presidents, prime ministers and other politicians and bureaucrats. We need the divorce or individual secession option from them and their laws and institutions even more so than we need them from some of our spouses. - JZ, 24.11.02. – DIVORCE, SEPARATION, RULERS, CONSENT, SECESSIONISM, BUREAUCRATS, VOLUNTARISM,

POLITICIANS: No matter how much and how often they lied to us, cheated and robbed us and led us into oppression, and even into death, we, all too many of us, still tend to believe them and in them – just like we once did in priests, popes and gods. – JZ, 24.8.93, 16.3.09. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, FAITH, BELIEF, AUTHORITARIANISM, SUBORDINATION, TRUE BELIEVERS, RELIGION, PRIESTS, GODS, DEMOCRACY, CONSENT OF THE VICTIMS

POLITICIANS: No matter how stupid, fanatic or criminal some politicians are, they can always find all too many supporters, for all too long, who are even more flawed. - JZ, 15.4.01, 25.12.13. - & VOTERS OR FOLLOWERS

POLITICIANS: No matter what man is in office, the one that you put in his place is worse. I advocate officials for life. If we had kept our original cast, we would have been better off.” – Will Rogers. – This suggestion ignores the fact that not only do the alternative candidates get worse but the ins get worse, too, the longer they stay in office, so much so that, at least sometimes, the alternative candidates are temporarily the lesser evils. – JZ, 29.7.92. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, TERMS OF OFFICE

POLITICIANS: No matter who you vote for - always a politician gets in.” – Source?

POLITICIANS: No more security for politicians than for their victims, who are willfully disarmed by politicians. Politicians should also experience the insecurity which they have established for their subjects. - Those, who pass victim disarmament laws should not have any guns themselves or be under armed guards. - JZ, 15.3.98. 1.2.11. - SECURITY, ARMS, GUN CONTROL, PROTECTION, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, GUN CONTROL LAWS

POLITICIANS: No one ever died from smoking marijuana, but millions of people have died by believing politicians. So why is marijuana outlawed while politicians are still legal?" - Harry Browne, Liberty A to Z: 872 Libertarian Soundbites You Can Use Right Now. – How often was this kind of smoking involved in deadly accidents? – JZ, 18.6.13. – We should primarily only outlaw offences against genuine individual rights and liberties. That would mean also the outlawry of territorial politicians, institutions and laws. – JZ, 26.12.07, 25.12.13. - & DRUG LAWS, MARIJUANA, LEGALIZING DRUGS & OUTLAWING POLITICIAN - Q.

POLITICIANS: No politician can help being a politician. - JZ, 76.

POLITICIANS: No politician deserves other than voluntary subjects and followers. And their voters deserve no better leaders and systems than the ones they voted-in for themselves. Neither the voters nor the politicians should be granted any territorial monopoly but merely full exterritorial autonomy for their own affairs. – JZ, 22.3.08.

POLITICIANS: NO politician is much better than ANY politician. – JZ, 15.9.98. – One could also say, rightly: No territorial politician is much better than any other territorial politician. – JZ, 13.2.08.

POLITICIANS: No politician or political office is worth voting for. They are only worth voting against. – JZ, 11.3.84. - I meant territorial politicians. Politicians for volunteers only, under exterritorial autonomy, are quite different from territorial politicians. They are individually chosen leaders or victimizers, i.e., do not impose their "services" or disservices upon any dissenters. - JZ, 1.2.11. – VOLUNTARISM, REPRESENTATION, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNANCE, VOTING

POLITICIANS: no politician who was not out for himself, and for himself alone, has ever drawn the breath of life in the United States. – H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th series, The Politician, p.133.

POLITICIANS: No politicians and no union functionaries are ever interested to stand up for a solution of the social question, in the sense, that the people become independent of the rulers (*) and can live in freedom. Poverty and social and economic dependency was always a secure foundation for the existence of politicians and union functionaries.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.208. – (*) and the employers! – JZ - & UNION FUNCTIONARIES, SELF-MANAGEMENT

POLITICIANS: No politics. I leave politics to politicians. They're better at fooling people than I am.” - Adam Ant, NEW YORK ROCKER, July/Aug. 81.

POLITICIANS: No professional politician is ever actually in favor of public economy. It is his implacable enemy, and he knows it. All professional politicians are dedicated wholeheartedly to waste and corruption. They are the enemies of every decent man. – H. L. Menckenin  – HONESTY, WASTE, DECENCY, BRIBERY & ECONOMY, CORRUPTION

POLITICIANS: No public trough, based on compulsory taxation, for the politicians, their favorites and other parasites to feed upon. – JZ, 4.10.98. – However, any kind of self-help, mutual aid, insurance, credit and welfare scheme as well as any charity activity – among volunteers, all exterritorially quite autonomous and doing everything only at the risk and expense of their own members. – JZ, 26.3.08. – WELFARE STATE, TAXATION

POLITICIANS: No territorial politician, institution or voter can help being a territorial politician, institution or voter. They are, by their very nature, problem makers rather than problem solvers, even when they do have the best intentions. - Sufficient knowledge, wisdom and moral sense is usually only existing among some of the many minorities and individuals whom they do territorially suppress with their powers, laws and majority despotism. - JZ, 23.9.07, 25.12.13. - INSTITUTIONS, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, MAJORITIES VS. MINORITIES & TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: No two issues are so far apart that a politician can’t straddle them.” – F. A., in READER’S DIGEST, 2/83.

POLITICIANS: No wonder politicians love government schools.  Where do you think the dumb masses come from that can be so easily led and manipulated?" - Neal Boortz – VOTING, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION

POLITICIANS: Nobody except politicians and generals ever gets up too high in this world. - JZ, 10.9.81.

POLITICIANS: None of them is good enough to rule a large slice of my life, property and income. Thus none of them has my consent. – JZ, 9.9.95. –REPRESENTATION, PARLIAMENTS, VOTING,

POLITICIANS: None of them knows or is even interested in MY preferences or able to do anything about them – except resign. – JZ, 24.9.83.

POLITICIANS: none of those pricks got any more business telling the whole fucking country what to do than you have. You know it, and they don't, is all.” - Norman Spinrad, Bug Jack Barron, p.245.

POLITICIANS: Nonresistants like Wright who hurled their invective against the trend of events America was caught up in, were not so much politically angry as they were morally indignant that politicians and jurists should presume to take power into their own hands on the pretext of serving the good of humanity.” - W. O. Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.47. - Territorial power is even worse for a country's population in the hands of its power addicts and power mongers than are drugs, alcohol and tobacco in the hands of drug-, alcohol- and tobacco addicts. - JZ, 1.2.11. - POWER & POWER ADDICTS  WORSE THAN DRUGS & DRUG ADDICTION

POLITICIANS: Not just some politicians but everybody should be sacked from the government. - JZ, 1974. - Territorial governments should be abolished altogether. They cost us much too much in lives, liberties, rights and taxes. A well organized tax-strike might be the way to do it. - JZ 21.9.82, 1.2.11. – However, as mere leaders of communities of volunteers they might continue with their mischief – as long as can keep their remaining ones satisfied or do find new voluntary victims. – JZ, 19.4.08, 1.2.11. – VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, TAX STRIKE

POLITICIANS: Not only doctors bury their mistakes. Politicians are, probably, still more proficient in cover-ups. – JZ, 9.5.83. – Even in producing mass graves! How many have they so far murdered, crippled, impoverished and deprived of their rights and liberties, in their repressions, wars, civil wars and bloody territorialist revolutions, for all too many centuries? - JZ, 1.2.11. – Over 200 million in the last century alone, not counting the war dead. – JZ, 25.12.13. – DEMOCIDE, COVER-UPS, SECRECY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Nothing brings out the lower traits of human nature like office seeking." - Rutherford B. Hayes, 1878

POLITICIANS: Nothing discredits a politician as much as what he himself says or does or doesn't do. - Connie Cowin and JZ, 27.2.75.

POLITICIANS: Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.” - Sir Francis Bacon – (*) And that what they pass as wise into their laws. – JZ, n.d. & 25.12.13. – LAWS, LEADERSHIP, CORRUPTION

POLITICIANS: Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. –John Kenneth GalbraithHe even got this one wrong: It is not admirable but typical for territorial politicians. – JZ, 3.4.12.

POLITICIANS: Nothing that makes life easier for politicians makes it better, for the people. – JZ, 30.4.83. – PEOPLE


POLITICIANS: Now and then an innocent man is sent t’ th’ legislature. – Frank McKinney Hubbard (“Kin Hubbard”) - Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature. – Kin Hubbard, quoted by O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores, p.47.

POLITICIANS: O’Donnell, stands out as a genuine tower of conviction in an area blighted by the slums of opportunism and political avarice.” - Karl Hess; In a Cause that Will Triumph, The Goldwater Campaign and the Future of Conservatism, Doubleday & Co, 1967, p.20, on Peter O’Donnell, Texas State Chairman and a principal architect of the original and very successful Draft Goldwater Committee. - While Goldwater had a few good points, there were not enough of them. Moreover, he was much too careless in his thoughts when it comes to nuclear "weapons" and their "use". - His good points can and should be looked up online under the Goldwater Institute. - His errors and omissions may still have to be sufficiently listed and criticized. - JZ, 1.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Of all the animals in creation, politicians have the shortest memories.” – Morris West, The Ringmaster, p. 260. – The memories of most voters may be shorter still. For how, otherwise, could they come to vote in, again and again, territorial political masters over their own lives? Just look at what they have done to the national currencies in your lifetime and how they increased taxes and the national debt and how they involved us in their power struggles called wars. – JZ, 19.3.09. - REPRESENTATIVES, WARS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Of course we have a policy. Our policy is to have no policy.” – Billy McMahon, when liberal Prime Minister, quoted in THE AUSTRALIAN, 31.3.98. – They get away even with confessing their ignorance and incompetence! – For a while he was even Australian Prime Minister and before that Minister of Finance! - JZ, 16.3.09. - He might as well have said: Of course, we have heads. But they are empty of any positive, rightful and helpful ideas. - JZ, 1.2.11. - MODERN LIBERALISM, PLATFORMS, PROGRAMS

POLITICIANS: Of many politicians one says that he is a rather complex character because one does not want to say that he is involved and far less in what he is involved in.” - Bert Berkenstraeter. - Politicians, full of flaws and vices, probably more so than their subjects are, nevertheless set themselves up as territorial leaders and guardians. Moreover, they are tolerated as such - by all too many of their victims. These victims must become confined to volunteers only. - JZ, 1.2.11, 25.12.13. - JOKES, SECRETS, PRIVACY, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

POLITICIANS: Officials, drunken with authority and schemes of glory, run amuck; while the people, filled with the indifference born of selfish pleasures, fall asleep.” – Jack Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, 8/76. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, THE SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS

POLITICIANS: On their madness or delusions of grandeur: "In a discussion about a politician, one man observed, 'I don't think they could put him in a mental hospital. On the other hand, if he were already in, I don't believe they'd let him out." - Charles van Kriedt, READER'S DIGEST 11/76. – Their belief that they could run a whole country and this rightfully, rationally and economically, should suffice to certify them as insane. – JZ, 16.3.09. - JOKES.

POLITICIANS: Once a lawyer, a doctor, an engineer, and a politician were arguing as to whose profession was the oldest. – Said the lawyer: “Adam and Even couldn’t have lived in the Garden of Eden without some rules and in fact the Bible tells us that God told them what to do and not do. So law came first.” - “Oh, no”, objected the doctor. “Before then, God created Eve from Adam’s rib – a surgical procedure.” - “But earlier still”, the engineer maintained, “God brought order out of chaos, obviously an engineering job.” - “Ah”, said the politician, “and who do you think made the chaos?” – Poul Anderson, The Hardness of Science Fiction, DESTINIES I-II/79. – He did not give them eternal life but a sex drive – and then threw them out of paradise when they made use of this gift. That points at a rather flawed creator of his children. – JZ, 25.12.13. – JOKES, GOD

POLITICIANS: Once politicians, when bought, at least stayed bought.” – From film: “Used Cars”.

POLITICIANS: Once the politicians have your vote, your money and the power they desired, they are satisfied – but you are not and will not be. – JZ, 20.8.91.

POLITICIANS: One believes that a Minister, a man in a high position, would have principles, and one believes this because one has heard him say so. Consequently, one refrains from demanding from him this or that, which would put him in conflict with his favorite maxim. But soon one experiences that one has been misled by the nose and one sees him do things which prove that he has no principles but merely the habit, the odd manner, of saying this or that.” – Chamfort, Maximes et pensées, p.3. - (“Man glaubt, dass ein Minister, ein Mann in hoher Stellung, Prinzipien habe, und man glaubt das, weil man es ihn hat sagen hoeren. Folglich enthaelt man sich, von ihm diese oder jene Sache zu verlangen, die ihn zu seiner Lieblingsmaxime in Widerspruch setzen wuerde. Man erfaehrt aber bald, dass man an der Nase gefuehrt worden ist, und man sieht in Dinge tun, welche beweisen, dass er keine Grundsaetze hat, sondern lediglich die Gewohnheit, die Eigenheit, dies oder jenes zu sagen.“) - PRINCIPLES

POLITICIANS: One Blue Dog Democratic House Member reminded me earlier this month of the saying that 'insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' He wondered if his fellow Members weren't more in need of advice from psychiatrists than from economists at this point." - John Fund

POLITICIANS: One can think, remember and do something better than other people – but one cannot run their whole lives for them, at least not better than they could themselves. Nevertheless, politicians try to do just that and thus are bound to fail. – JZ, 10.12.90, 27.3.08. – GOVERNMENT, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS

POLITICIANS: One can’t reason with most politicians. One can either hit them in their pocket or in their heart, vote them out of office, rebel against them, emigrate or, preferably, if one is free to do so, secede from them and start an alternative institution, State or society that would compete against them. Of all the alternatives another territorialist party to their party is probably the least effective method. – JZ, 24.6.08, 27.3.08. – However a panarchist party might come to dissolve the whole territorialist system. So could an ideal and complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties. So could a well organized tax strike. – JZ, 16.3.09. – REVOLUTION, SECESSION, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, PANARCHIST PARTY, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TAX STRIKE, RATHER THAN TRYING, IN VAIN, TO REASON WITH THESE POWER ADDICTS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM

POLITICIANS: One can’t reign and be innocent.” - Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just, Discours à la convention, Nov.13, 1792.

POLITICIANS: One cannot be honest and be a politician, too. - JZ, 21.4.79.

POLITICIANS: One cannot teach them. Mostly one cannot even reach them. They do not, cannot and will not represent most of us. They do not know any real solutions. They oppose and exploit us, while almost constantly lying to us. We should, therefore, all be quite free to secede from them and to establish among ourselves the kind of institutions and laws that we, all volunteers only, want for ourselves, under full exterritorial autonomy – i.e., without laying claim to any territorial monopoly or permitting anyone else to maintain one or to establish one. That would, by the way, also eliminate targets, motives and powers for nuclear warfare preparations. – JZ, 30.7.98, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: One free man can think and act for himself. If he is supposed to represent millions then he can, in reality, not represent even one of these millions and in all his attempts to dominate or win over or represent others, by the millions, his own self, his personality, largely disappears through his attempts to achieve and continue to hold at least majority approval. Power corrupts. A monstrous effort, driven by power-addiction, merely leads him to become a monster. – JZ, 4.5.92, 1.2.11. – They keep trying to do impossible jobs and thus have only failures to show for their efforts. – JZ, 25.12.13. - REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, POWER ADDICTION, TERRITORIALISM, CORRUPTION

POLITICIANS: One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one.” - Henry Miller, interview, Writers at Work: Second Series, 1963.

POLITICIANS: One likes to show the people aims in which one does not believe and leads them to such that one does not show them.” – Graff – (“Man zeigt dem Volke gern Ziele, an die man nicht glaubt, und fuehrt es zu solchen, die man ihm nicht zeigt.”) – LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATION, NATIONAL AIMS & PURPOSES

POLITICIANS: One third of the crazies are in government. One third are off the streets (*) and one third are in the streets. – JZ, 6.3.98. - If you have better estimates or even statistics on this, please send them to me. - (*) Both of first 2 of these 3 groups are institutionalized, in parliaments, governments, in bureaucratic departments, prisons and in mental institutions. - JZ, 1.2.11, 25.12.13. - MADMEN, CRAZIES, PRISONS, INSANE ASYLUMS & PARLIAMENTS, MEN IN THE STREET

POLITICIANS: Only mentally deficient people would want to „serve“ as rulers over the lives of others than volunteers, i.e., territorially, over whole populations, as if they were able to rule the lives of their territorial subjects better and more justly than these subjects themselves, could, if set free to do so. To show these “leaders” their limitations, they should merely consider their power position and the limitations of their power within their own close families. – JZ, 18.6.04, 19.10.07. - RULERS, LEADERSHIP, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, PREMIERS, PARTY LEADERS, MINISTERS, MP’S

POLITICIANS: Only one thing about them you can count on: if elected, they'll hurt you if you don't do what they say.” - THE LAST INTERNATIONAL, quoted in DANDELION, Summer 79.

POLITICIANS: Only panarchism would supply them with a large degree of job security and independence from votes of their opponents, who then would have to cope with their own problems in their own panarchies, as best as they can, which should keep them busy enough. As long as they have enough voluntary followers all politicians could then get into power over these and stay in office, over them, even with unanimous support. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - & PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Only people with short memories or insufficient power of observation and judgment can be expected to vote for any territorial politicians. – JZ, 29.7.84, 1.2.11. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: Only when you are or appear to be sufficiently prejudiced do you have a good chance to become elected and influence legislation. – JZ, 21.8.85.

POLITICIANS: Our aim is not to force people to accept what politicians think is good for them, but to make it possible for them to realize their own dreams.” - Hugh Rossi, 1977. - Governments, societies and communities only exterritorially and for volunteers! - JZ, 1.2.11. – Do your own things. Don’t let them do their things to you. – Popular remark- alas, not yet sufficiently applied in the spheres now wrongfully, legally and territorially monopolized by governments. – JZ, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Our current political system ensures not that the worst will get on top -- though they often do - but that the best will never even apply." - Paul Jacob – CANDIDATES FOR POLITICAL OFFICES

POLITICIANS: Our government, taxes, and ideas of freedom are already duplicates of the Old World. Our politicians determine how we should live our lives – and our individual liberties are sacrificed for the benefit of the Fatherland. – Harry Browne GOVERNMENT, TAXATION, OLD WORLD PRACTICES VS. INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES & RIGHTS TERRITORIALISM, FEUDALISM, POLITICAL & BUREAUCRATIC ARISTOCRACY

POLITICIANS: Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them.” – Bertrand Russell, New Hopes for a Changing World, 1951. – STUPIDITY, HONESTY

POLITICIANS: Our greatest victory will be that over all territorial politicians. - JZ, 76, 5.11.02. – Our best aims and efforts were so far defeated or outlawed by territorialism. It is high time for defeating and abolishing territorialism. But for the remaining  voluntary victims of statism it could remain under personal law, until the last subjects have also seceded from it and its politicians. – JZ, 15.12.13. – TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: Our leaders' task is to grapple with the morality of international actions and not merely to play a mechanical game of chess.” - Alastair Davidson. - Isn't this like expecting Mafia chiefs to grapple with the morality of organized and violent crime? - JZ 21.9.82. - MAFIA

POLITICIANS: our merchants of politics ...” - C. J. Cutcliffe-Hyne: But Britons ARE Slaves, p.146. – What they do not trade in, so far, are the rightful because voluntary, personal law, contractual and exterritorial autonomy alternatives to territorial States, the equivalents to religious liberty or tolerance and to experimental freedom in all other spheres. They are power addicts, power mongers, and coercive monopolists and tribute leviers and as such the greatest criminals with victims in any country. However, they either legalise or cover up their crimes or have false excuses and pretences for them. – JZ, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: Our people will elect anyone to any office who has the time and inclination to candidate, it never seems to matter whether he be fitted for a public position or not.” – Richard Carlyle, The Earth Belongs to the Living, p.42. – Being merely human, no one can be fit to truly represent a mixed population of millions of very diverse people. At most he can somewhat represent like-minded volunteers. – JZ, 14.4.08. - ELECTIONS, VOTING, CANDIDATES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM OR STATES OR GOVERNMENTS OF THE PRESENT TYPES, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: our politicians closed their eyes to it all and continued the same myopic policies that were gradually bringing an entire nation to its knees.” - Jerome Tuccille, Who's Afraid of 1984? p.109. – SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS, LACK OF LONG-TERM VIEWS

POLITICIANS: Our politicians pay themselves and their aides more than most of us expect ever to make, while simultaneously exempting themselves from the laws they pass for us to live under. The result is that “We the people” no longer think of “our government”; rather we see “the government”. The government in Washington is not “us”, it is “them”, not “our” Congress but “the Congress”. Cynicism abounds.” - Jerry Pournelle, Democracy in America, p.213/214, in Future Quartet, Earth in the year 2042, A Four-Part Invention by Ben Bova, Frederick Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Charles Sheffield. – And yet, territorial elections and statism go on, as usual. – JZ, 8.9.07. – We must confine them to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy – and thus e.g. eliminate targets for nuclear “weapons” and also the kinds of disagreements and mutual intolerance, and abuse opportunities, which are associated with territorialism and which, all too often, do lead to wars, violent revolutions, civil wars, terrorism and may finally lead to the ultimate holocaust, a general nuclear war, perhaps also combined with chemical and biological mass murder devices. – JZ, 11.3.09. 1.2.11. - GOVERNMENT, CONGRESS, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS FOR ALL DISSENTERS, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM,

POLITICIANS: Our politicians: Amateurs with high salaries.” – Petan. (JZ tr. from: “Unsere Politiker: Amateurs mit Profitgehaeltern.”)

POLITICIANS: Our problem lies in the fact that too many politicians believe themselves to be the only possessors of “sharp-sightedness.” (*) They reject Witherspoon’s faith that men are “good judges of their own profit.” They show contempt for the average citizen – his sense of personal accountability, his intelligence, his self-reliance and discipline.” – Robert G. Bearce, John Witherspoon: Disciple of Freedom, in THE FREEMAN, May 77, p.303. (*) Their common feature is, rather, short-sightedness, lack of historical knowledge and of future consequences of their actions and of alternatives to them, offered by genuine individual rights and liberties, which they do not sufficiently know or appreciate. - But they are sharp and also ruthless when it comes to gaining and retaining territorial power. - JZ, 1.2.11, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Panarchism offers long-lasting jobs to any politicians able to hold a crowd, among their own kinds of volunteers, with no internal competition for them but only strong peaceful competition, from other communities of volunteers. Some competition they have been able to stand, for a long time, like now in form of politicians in other countries. The supposed threat of economic competition from other countries (Protectionism) and the real military threat from other territorial governments, have even helped them to gain and maintain territorial power. The panarchistic competition would be all around them, from other personal law communities with full exterritorial autonomy, all of them open as alternative choices for all their remaining volunteers, those, who have not yet seceded from them. Thus they would really have to offer something that their own volunteers would be able to continue to believe in. Since the churches and sects managed to do that, for centuries, many politicians, probably, could manage to do that as well, e.g. by offering them a comprehensive Welfare State. Even the worst kinds of politicians would then tend to become tolerated not only by their volunteers but also by outsiders, as long as they confined their activities to their own volunteers. Thus panarchists might, finally, come to find many supporters even among the current politicians, especially among those not yet in office or out of office. –I believe that most of these candidates for panarchism will be only among the very last converts to panarchism. Territorialist notions are too much in their minds and bones. - JZ, 27.3.08. – I would not complain, if it were otherwise and they jumped on this band wagon much earlier. – JZ, 15.3.09. The first to join might be those who have very little chance to become leading territorial politicians. No matter how few followers they do have, in their particular faction of a party, for them they could then easily become and remain their leaders. – With them they would almost have a sinecure. - JZ, 16.3.09, 1.2.11, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Peace is too important to be left to the politicians.” - Prof. Linus Pauling. – But it could be expected from politicians who are merely the leaders of personal law communities of volunteers, none of them with a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 16.3.09. – VOLUNTARISM & PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS INHERENTLY REMAINING DESPOTISM, IN SPITE OF ALL ITS FALSE PRETENSES, DEMOCRACY, MAJORTY OR MINORITY DESPOTISM

POLITICIANS: Pension: in England, understood to mean pay given to a state hireling for treason to his country.” - Dr. Samuel Johnson. , PUBLIC SERVANTS, PENSIONS

POLITICIANS: People are becoming terribly cynical about politicians, which is too bad. However, it all started when politicians became cynical about people.” - Bill Vaughan, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, 6/76. – CYNICISM, UNPOPULARITY, THE PEOPLE

POLITICIANS: People do no longer respect, nay even despise politicians and yet they go on voting for them and obeying them. They seem to despise kings but defend monarchy etc. Is it because they are in love with power and imagine power to be rightful and effective? - JZ 21.9.82. - STATISM, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, TERRITORIALISM, IGNORANCE OF THE EXTERRITORIAL & VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVES, PREJUDICES, HERO CULT, STATISM AS A RELIGION, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: People let them get away with it, … If people are gonna elect turkeys to tell them what to do, then the people are gonna have problems. You can’t blame the turkeys. The Constitution never guaranteed smart government; it guaranteed representative government. And it works – that’s what we’ve got.” – James P. Hogan, Code of the Live Maker, p.237. – Territorial political representation is also a delusion. – JZ, 27.3.08. – The leaders of communities of volunteers would give these volunteers only what they deserve – and have chosen for themselves. – Secessionism would limit their abuses. – To that extent all panarchies would be limited governments or limited panarchies. – Voluntary membership is much more effective than any division of powers and any voting system. It would also imply voluntary taxation – and its benefits. - JZ, 16.3.09. – Or at least the absence of the wrongness of compulsory taxation and of laws and institutions imposed lupon peaceful dissenters. – JZ, 25.12.13. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: People must come to realize that earthly 'gods' in the form of politicians, are neither necessary nor desirable.” - C. E., Westlake Village, Calif., PENTHOUSE, 3/74. – However, as long as some still believe in political leadership then only they should submit to it, as volunteers, to their preferred leaders or misleaders, leaving all others to do their own things also only to or for themselves. – JZ, 25.12.13. – LEADERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM UNDE PERSONAL LAW, I.E. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

POLITICIANS: People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.” - Otto von Bismarck – Not that the lies of politicians would stop after they are in power. They are then already preparing for the next election! – JZ, 16.3.09. - ELECTIONS, VOTING

POLITICIANS: People often ask me why I left the Senate, and I always tell them after eight years in Washington, I longed for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood." - TV actor Fred Thompson, Former U.S. Senator – Hollywood’s lies are not as wrongful and harmful as are those of territorial governments. – JZ, 3.9.12, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: People who call each other liars and incompetents, quoting facts and figures for this view, do also, at election times, expect us to express our confidence in them at the polls. – JZ, 10.7.87, 27.3.08. – PARLIAMENTS, VOTING, CONFIDENCE, TRUST

POLITICIANS: People who seek political power are, with exceptions too rare to matter, never to be trusted; at best, such people are vain and officious busybodies.  People who actually achieve political power are to be trusted even less than those who seek it without success; winning elections requires a measure of deceitfulness and Machiavellian immorality that no decent person comes close to possessing." - Donald Boudreaux – Candidates who remained unsuccessful are often better people than the elected. – However, even these candidates are inferior human beings to those, who did not even try to become elected. – JZ,25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: People who want power - and get it - are unfit to govern.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.143. - Actually, his main message in this book is that everybody is unfit to govern others, even within private enterprise hierarchies. - JZ, 21.9.82. – HIERARCHIES, OFFICIAL & PRIVATE ONES

POLITICIANS: People whose crimes with victims are usually constitutionally, legally and juridically sanctioned. – JZ, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Perhaps only the dead, when not soaked in preservatives, dried out or burnt, corrupt faster than politicians. But at least with the dead the corruption starts only after they have died. With politicians it starts as soon as they become really alive, i.e., try to get themselves into public office or help themselves whilst they are there. – JZ, 24.3.07, 25.10.07. - & CORRUPTION

POLITICIANS: Perhaps you are correct, and I am only a Don Quixote; and the reading of all manner of strange books has turned my head, even as that of La Mancha was turned. … (But) he desired to restore decaying chivalry, while I, on the contrary, would utterly destroy all that is left over from those days. … My colleague regarded windmills as giants; I, however, see in the giants of the day only noisy windmills. … He took beggars’ pot-houses for castles, ass-drivers for cavaliers, stable girls for court-ladies; but I take our castles for mere lodging-houses for blackguards, our knights for ass-drivers, and our court ladies for common wenches. And just as he mistook a puppet show for the deeds of a state, so do I regard our state-deeds as mere puppet-comedies. Yet just as bravely as the bold knight of La Mancha do I let drive into the wooden trash …” - Heinrich Heine, in ? - FAME, GREATNESS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS

POLITICIANS: Perhaps, before every public speech, each politician should be injected with a truth serum? If that would incapacitate him even further, then, instead, lie detectors and voice stress analysis and other such gadgets should be instantly applied to all their remarks and the results should be put on a large screen, together with professional interpretations. Their speeches should be recorded, including these comments, all consecutively numbered, for easier future reference or for any public discussion after the speech, so that any certain remark could easily be recalled and referenced. Disks of the responses and the interpretations and objections should be sold to the audience upon leaving the lecture. (At least they could order and pay for them then.) A computerized system could and should interrupt them whenever they come up with one of their usual vague or misleading phrases and ask them for a proper definition or practical examples or details. Upon him or her uttering, once again, any of the ten thousands of popular errors, myths and prejudices, then at least one of the best refutations so far found could also be automatically computer selected and cast on a large screen, provided a good encyclopedia of their best refutations has already been compiled and digitized. Their nonsensical or misleading talks would thus soon come to an end. –. Mere personal insults could be easily and automatically excluded – Computers could also act as interjectors and as discussion participants after the lecture, when it is thrown open to discussion. Computers should also be allowed to be used to ask questions. – Thus politicians could really be put into a hot seat or position, open to rational intellectual attacks by anyone – Naturally, the complete records should be made available to the mass media. - JZ, 2.7.96, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Persistence in one opinion has never been considered a merit in political leaders.” – Cicero, Ad Familiares, 1st. c. B.C., 1. – But acting like a weather-vane isn’t very meritorious, either. Someone recently suggested a public register of promises made, together with a follow-up procedure, among which should be correspondence and press releases. – JZ, 20.11.85. - LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: Pigs around the tax-filled trough. – JZ, 22.4.93.

POLITICIANS: Pity the poor, diseased politician. Imagine: to spend your days and expend good efforts making rules for others to live by, thinking up ways to run other lives. Actually to strive for the opportunity to do so! What a hideous affliction.” - F. Paul Wilson, An Enemy of the State, p.112.

POLITICIANS: Plato, the well known philosopher of those times, attacked the ignorance and incompetence of politicians which he described as a SPECIAL CURSE OF DEMOCRACIES. He said, 'artisans have to know their trade but politicians know nothing at all, unless it be the ignoble art of pandering to the GREAT BEAST.' - Edgar Berry, in GOOD GOVERNMENT, 12/75. – THE PEOPLE, THE NATION, THE PUBLIC

POLITICIANS: Policies? I have no policies. Policies are for people who can't make up their mind on the spur of the moment.” - Hon Nick Jones, Sen. Candidate in NSW, 1981, only partly in jest, COMMON SENSE, Aug. 81. – On the spur of the moment they come only to “solutions” corresponding to the usual popular errors, myths and prejudices and thus repeat the mistakes that were recorded in history, again and again. Compare most of their laws. They are unaware that they do uphold the errors, fallacies and spleens that genuine social scientists have already refuted over and over again. They rather habitually ignore facts, experiences, sound ideas and principles and offend against genuine individual rights and liberties. And for that they still get elected by ignorant and prejudiced majorities. These majorities deserve them. But the rest should be free to opt out from under them. No ignorant and prejudiced fool, conceited as to his abilities and trying to play God, should be allowed to rule territorially over any peaceful dissenters in the population of a country. – JZ, 16.3.09. – IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, SECESSIONISM, MINORITY RIGHTS PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Political leaders in capitalist countries who cheer the collapse of socialism in other countries continue to favor socialist solutions in their own. They know the words, but they have not learned the tune. – Milton Friedman – They are also territorial statists and, to that extent, State Socialists, even when they oppose “socialism”. – JZ, 4.4.12, 25.12.13. - CAPITALISM & SOCIALISM, IGNORANCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: political leaders who hoped to be all things to all people. - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.225. – Territorialism makes the realization of this utopian dream impossible. By ignoring individual sovereignty and individual secessionism and their consequence: competing governments and societies, all only exterritorially autonomous and only for their volunteers, it multiplies dissatisfaction or, at most, satisfies only a fluctuating majority, which is itself split into numerous factions and thus never achieves full satisfaction, so that, all too often, finally a new “great leader” or despot is accepted for a while, as a supposed national savior, like Hitler was. However, his majority vote was not honestly attained, either. – JZ, 19.2.12. -  LEADERSHIP, RULERS, POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, CONSENT, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

POLITICIANS: Political reformer: A politician who is out of work.” – Anon.

POLITICIANS: Political services should only be offered like ordinary consumer goods and services in a shopping center, i.e. to free and choosy individual consumers, free to reject most of the offers – or their prices -, free to satisfy only themselves and their families or friends, always at the own risk and expense. – JZ, 30.7.98. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politician to aide: “I’m facing an identity crisis in my re-election campaign. Everyone knows who I am. – Lichty - READER’S DIGEST, 1/83. - And what sort of a man or scoundrel he really is. - JZ, 1.2.11. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Politician to aides: 'And now, boys, I'd like to re-examine and redefine my position on the firm stand I took in my previous reassessment. – Lichty - READER’S. DIGEST, 3/77. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Politician: a “superior type of crook”. – E. Haldeman Julius, in his notes and comments, on p.21 to B. Russell, On the Value of Skepticism.

POLITICIANS: Politician: A man who runs for office and then runs for cover. – Anon. – Or runs over you. –At least he is almost certain to ignore most of your individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: Politician: A man who undertakes the management of our economic affairs – in order to better his own. – JZ, 14.12.94.

POLITICIANS: Politician: A man with more power than sense. – JZ, 3.2.96.

POLITICIANS: Politician: Any citizen with influence enough to get his old mother a job as charwoman in the City Hall.” – H. L. Mencken

POLITICIANS: Politicians – not statesmen (*) – take credit for the bounties Creation (**) has wrought throughout history and will continue to confer upon humanity.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.67. - (*) A distinction without a genuine difference! - (**) Freedom, a free society, a free market and free enterprise in every sphere. – JZ, n.d.

POLITICIANS: Politicians “stand for what they thing people will fall for.” – Anon. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Politicians always want to appear concerned, sensitive and generous – although they can only do so with other people’s money. They certainly do not invest their private fortunes in their political programs. At most they use some of their own wealth in their attempts to gain power. – JZ, 26.4.94, 16.2.94.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and “their” “money” represent nothing but coercion, confiscation and exploitation. – JZ, 22.4.93. – REPRESENTATION, TAXATION, DEMOCRACY, COERCION, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

POLITICIANS: politicians and bureaucrats aggress, that is, when they use the force of government in an effort to cast us in their images.” - L. E. Read, Notes from FEE, 7/76.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats are hopelessly addicted to running other people's lives." - Geoffrey Neale – POWER ADDICTION

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats are more interested in the own welfare than in that of the public. And they sit closer to the common trough. – JZ, 10.11.97.

POLITICIANS: politicians and bureaucrats are motivated by the desire to maximize THEIR incomes, ... – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.64.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats are quite capable and willing to mess up anything - when that favors their careers - via popular prejudices and measures corresponding to them, which bring them more votes and more power. And they tend to mess things up even more - and also more and more expensively. - JZ, 29.5.00, 2.2.02. - & BUREAUCRATS, PROBLEMS & THEIR “SOLUTIONS”. “MEASURES”, “LAWS” & “PROGRAMS”

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats are the most useless and most dangerous, often even the most immoral and criminal people in every State. – JZ, 1.2.99. At least when one considers the scope of their crimes and the number of their victims. – JZ, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats conscript all too much of our lives, liberties, rights and property – for their own benefit, i.e. without justification except false pretences. Only if we could, individually, choose – and leave them – could we keep them in check. – JZ, 28.4.92, 27.3.08. - Membership in their promised paradise or heaven or their real and nation-wide prisons or hells, should be quite voluntary and replaceable, by individual choice, by any kind of society, community, voluntary or competing government, which is preferred by individuals for themselves and does not claim any territorial monopoly. - JZ, 1.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats should be made unemployed rather than allowing them to make productive people unemployed. Rather let us sack all politicians and bureaucrats, making them permanently unemployed in such jobs, than permitting them to pass or uphold laws which force employers to lay off productive people because under economic conditions, caused by politicians and bureaucrats, with their uncounted laws, regulations, offices and boards, taxes and other impositions, especially their legalized monetary and financial despotism, they do find it too difficult to sell all the goods and services they could and would like to offer, with complete staffs, fully using their productive capital and making maximum profits. Red tape, of endless length and variety and cost, prohibitions and compulsory licensing, interferences with investments, banking, interest rates, prices and wages, but especially the monetary despotism of central banks, make people unemployed by the hundreds of thousands and prevents them from taking the monetary and financial freedom measures required for full employment and to prevent the bankruptcy and closure of their firms. None but productive jobs, at freely contracted wages and salaries should any longer be offered to former politicians and bureaucrats, once they have sufficiently lived down their bad reputations. Many former criminals find it rather difficult for a while to find employers who do trust them enough to employ them in spite of their former record. Anyhow, many of them have already looted as much while they were in office, in official remuneration and unofficial bribe money, so that they could permanently retire. Once the public will consider them as criminals, then they will probably be sued, in class actions, by their former victims. Even those, who were more or less forced to bribe them, merely in order to be allowed to do something productive, might then rightly sue them. I would certainly not favour tax supported pensions and superannuation for them. However, even such golden handshake costs would be a worthwhile price just to get rid of their interventionism in the future. - J. Z., 27.7.93, 24.5.97. – BUREAUCRATS, UNEMPLOYMENT

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats tend to follow their own rules – not those they have passed for others. – JZ, 25.11.92. – LAWS, LEGISLATORS, BUREAUCRATS

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats, lawyers and judges take little interest in your individual rights and liberties – except in order to restrict them even further. – JZ, 11.9.98. Why? Because they would put us out of their reach, out of their power. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats, on all too many occasions, are the official and protected species of kleptomaniacs, confidence tricksters, and even terrorists. The murdered innocent dead of the Sep. 11th attack on US civilians has already been exceeded, 5 years later, by the now over 4000 American soldiers killed in Iraq, not even counting the hundreds of thousands of Iraq civilians, mostly murdered by other fanatic Iraqis but also as a result of the military intervention there. – Since the USA and UK do not have a panarchistic peace platform for this kind of civil war there, this killing and the foreign military intervention attempt at “pacification” may go on indefinitely. Their secret services have not yet discovered the “open secret” of the exterritorialist alternatives to territorial politics as usual. Full exterritorial autonomy should be offered to all the dissenting and warring groups in Iraq. A territorial democracy should not be imposed upon any of them. Democracy, too, should only be an exterritorial autonomy option for Iraq volunteers for it. Let all of them freely practise all their spleens and all their wisdom - among themselves – but with full tolerance towards outsiders and without any territorial monopoly for any of them. The Middle East has a very long tradition of personal law. – It ought to be revived and extended, a.s.a.p. – JZ, 3.3.95, 2.3.08. – IRAQ, PANARCHISM, DEMOCRACY, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats, their laws, regulations, jurisdiction, policies and institutions should merely be the self-inflicted plagues of communities of volunteers. Otherwise all too much wrongful territorial power to do wrong and harm remains insufficiently controlled in their hands. – JZ, 10.8.99, 14.2.08. – VOLUNTARISM & PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians and generals – the worst mass murderers of them all. – JZ, 8.9.97.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and military experts are so lacking in morality, rationality and judgment that they still consider nuclear mass murder devices to be genuine and useful weapons! – JZ, 18.7.08. - MILITARY EXPERTS, GENERALS, EXPERTS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, MORALITY, RATIONALITY & JUDGMENT

POLITICIANS: Politicians and other official and their beneficiaries, all as legalized parasites upon involuntary tax slaves, are the only ones who can live on government promises and “actions”, i.e. government spending of its wrongfully acquired funds. The others are partly incapacitated, expropriated, crippled or even killed by them. – JZ, 6.7.91, 26.12.13. – Compare the “final solution” of the Nazis for Jewish people and that of totalitarian communists for bourgeois, capitalists and priests. – Have all the innocent victims of territorial governments been counted up as yet, at least for the times and places that some statistics or estimates exist? – Probably only abortion figures would reach similar sizes. – At least for the 20th century Prof. Rudolf Rummel has compiled and put online many figures. - JZ, 27.3.08. – MASS MURDERS, DEMOCIDE, GENOCIDE

POLITICIANS: Politicians and political, economic and social systems should be based entirely upon individual consent – except for those individual who invaded individual rights and liberties of others. The consent of such offenders should not be required at all. – JZ, 22.11.93, 15.2.08. – CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians and their laws: Such tricksters need to have their crimes approved in writing.” - Edmund Cooper, The Cloud Walker, p.207. - They do, by the "positive" legislation that they pass between them. - JZ, 1.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and their systems, like those of prophets, gurus and schools of thought and experimentation, should be made entirely dependent upon voluntary support, paid for by their voluntary subjects, customers or subscribers and all their dogmas, laws, rules and regulations should only be applied to their own faithful. – JZ, 16.6.91. 20.2.09. – PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians and their territorial measures, laws and institutions are not my choice. If historical experience is any guide, they can only increase and multiply existing problems, caused by prior interventions by other politicians, and territorial politics rather than provide any genuine solutions. Worse still, they do outlaw effective self-help steps, measures and institutions and suppress all too many of our natural individual human rights and liberties, under the pretence of protecting them. – JZ, 23.3.07, 25.10.07. – VOTING, PROTECTORS OR EXPLOITERS & TERRITORIAL DESPOTS, EVEN IN “DEMOCRACIES” & “REPUBLICS”

POLITICIANS: Politicians and unionists fatten upon the wrongful conditions, which they themselves created and uphold, while they pretend that they are able and willing to abolish them. – JZ, 30.7.11, 22.2.12. - & UNIONS, TERRITORIALISM, MONETARY * FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are “contaminants”. – “Everything they touch goes bad.” - A caller-in, on a two-way radio show, 6.3.97.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are “forcing people to pay taxes to keep them in power.” – Duncan Yuille, WORKERS PARTY, NSW NEWSLETTER, October 76. – TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES

POLITICIANS: Politicians are “professional tax collectors first and foremost; defenders of individual rights and economic efficiency almost never.” – Tom G. Palmer, Executive Commentary, Washington, March 1, 1983. – TAXATION & NUMEROUS OTHER INFRINGEMENTS OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INSTEAD OF DECLARING & ABIDING BY ALL OF THEM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are “The Thing” in the SF film of the name. They imitate human beings and try to turn all of us into “Things”. – JZ, 18.12.92. – Compare also Robert Heinlein’s novel: “The Puppet Masters.”

POLITICIANS: Politicians are almost never able and willing to ask the right questions and give the right answers. – JZ, 21.4.96.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are always dealing with things which they do not understand.” – John Menzies, 19.11.60. – Did he ever look in a mirror, while Prime Minister of Australia or a representative in Parliament? – JZ, 21.4.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are always interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.” – P. J. O’Rourke - - & PEOPLE AS VOTING CATTLE & MILKING COWS & IGNORANT, STUPID OR APATHETIC & ALSO UNARMED OR DISARMED & UNORGANIZED VICTIMS, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Politicians are always ready to give themselves additional powers 'for the good of the state' but these powers are never given back to the people, their true owners.” - A. Fisher, The Case for Freedom, p.45.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are always trying to bring voters, taxpayers and all their other subjects still deeper into the messes, which their political measures had caused in the first place. – JZ, 11.9.98, 26.3.08.]

POLITICIANS: Politicians are an unnecessary evil because territorial politics is neither rightful nor necessary, being neither an art nor a science. – JZ, 27.6.92, 14.1.93, 20.2.08, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are characterized by their monopolistic and coercive means, not by their pretended ends. – JZ, 3.10.88, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are conquerors and occupiers. – JZ, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are creatures of their own showmanship and their own staffs, not of their own conscience and conceptions.” - Karl Hess, Dear America, p.57.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are enthroned upon the popular assumption that they can be and are rightful representatives of the population of whole territories. Based upon that wrongful assumption, they do legally grab almost half of our incomes, directly or indirectly and spend it, bribing in the process all too many people with their own money, collected in a common trough, upon all kinds of pigs, who still feel righteous about this process. Modern liberal, State Socialists and all too many others, all of them territorial statists, do agree in believing that this process of a plunder-bund is economically, honest and sound and blame many other groups rather than themselves for the often disastrous consequences of their “policies”. – JZ, 14.6.13. – TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, REPRESENTATION, POLICIES, BLAMING OTHERS RATHER THAN THEIR OWN ACTIONS

POLITICIANS: Politicians are fixers. They fix elections and then put us all in a fix. – E.g., by fixing the problems of vested interests through special laws passed in their favor, with the most common being protectionist ones and subsidies out of tax funds. Also through other wrongful and absurd laws and huge tax burdens. But they pay themselves pretty well, out of our pockets. – JZ, 5.10.93, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are forever coming up with 'solutions' to virtually every imaginable imperfection in life. But, if we give them more power and more of our money, we are very unlikely to end up better off on net balance." - Thomas Sowell – Territorialism creates and maintains problems. – JZ, 3.9.12. -  GOVERNMENTAL SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are forever publicly patting themselves on the back (psychic reward) for the 'good' they have done to millions of Pauls, often oblivious to the fact that it is done by forcibly extorting the economic means from some Peters ...” – Leonard E. Read: Deeper than you Think, p.112. – NOT JUST SOME PETERS. EVEN THE POOREST ARE FORCED TO SPEND MUCH IN INDIRECTED TAXES, WHENTER THEY PURCHASE ANYTHING. HOWEVER, MANY OF THE POOR GET MORE OUT OF TAXES THAN THEY PUT INTO THE SYSTEM IN TAXES. THEN THERE ARE ALSO “WELFARE” ACTIONS, PRIVILEGES, GUARANTEES & SUBSIDIES FOR THE RICH, OUT OF GENERAL TAXES OR OUT OF THE INFLATION TAX

POLITICIANS: Politicians are glorified criminals. – JZ, 17.12.93.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are great as consumers but not as producers, except when it comes to producing more wrongful laws, regulations and bureaucracies. – JZ, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are honest largely only to the extent that they manage to believe in their errors, myths, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions. – JZ, 19.6.11. - & HONESTY

POLITICIANS: Politicians are hunters: They hunt for our property, earnings, liberties, rights, even for our very lives, in their wars. – JZ, 14.10.92, 18.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are ignorant and prejudiced people who want to be trusted and voted into power over us. – JZ, 1.2.96, 26.3.08. – If these fools were merely trying to rule over other fools, foolish enough to submit to them, I would not mind this. – JZ, 26.3.08. – PANARCHISM, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, POWER, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are in front and given wrong and harmful powers because of an unjustifiable faith in leadership. Their leadership consists in loud-mouthing the worst and most popular myths, prejudices and errors. - JZ 22.9.82. – POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, STATISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are judged by their steadiness. Unfortunately, for thus they persist with their errors.” – Oscar Wilde, in my re-translation from the German version: “Politiker werden nach ihrer Standfestigkeit beurteilt. Leider. Darum beharren sie auf ihren Irrtuemern.” – JZ, 2.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are just a bunch of local bandits, sent by their local voters to raid the public treasury. – Will Rogers. – So, don’t establish and keep a public treasury! – JZ, 29.7.92. – In China they were long called simply “war lords”. With us they do uphold the supposedly civilized, progressive and scientific but still merely territorial and thus criminal “warfare State” and the “Welfare State” which spreads poverty through tax tributes and handouts. As has often been observed, their “war against poverty” amounts to a war against the poor. – JZ, 16.3.09, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are kicking our lives around like mere balls in their kinds of power games. – JZ, 16.5.92.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are largely distinguished only by their degree of corruption, power-madness, ignorance and number and kind of popular prejudices in their heads. – JZ, 6.12.96.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are largely unreachable and un-teachable as far as moral and reasonable individual human rights arguments are concerned. – JZ, 2.9.98.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are like diapers – they need to be changed often – and for the same reason. – Quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 18.8.96. – At least the diapers can't be accused of producing excrement. With them we catch it and remove it. But territorial politicians are the shitty establishment. - Without territorial powers they would become reduced to self-chosen nuisances and dangers, from which one could secede. - JZ, 2.2.11. – Another version: Politicians, like diapers, have to be changed frequently – and for the very same reason.” – Anonymous, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - But the newly elected alternative politicians will defecate and urinate upon us, not just upon nappies, just as often and as much, if not even more so. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – When individuals, communities and societies of volunteers are finally free to chose their own representatives, or other system, then these "dirty nappies" will not have to be changed as often. Even individuals and minority groups would then be free to secede and to form or join societies or communities, which they prefer for themselves. Territorial politicians that are imposed by the votes of others upon oneself are often hard to bear and one does want to change them as often as possible, under territorialism, since that is then the only chance for, hopefully, getting a better choice made. Under territorialism the lowest common denominator will tend to prevail, i.e. all but the majorities will continue to experience one disappointment after the other. Minorities will almost never get their own way for themselves under territorialism. – JZ, 8.1.08, 2.2.11, 26.1213. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Politicians are likely to be truthful only about members of other parties. – These scoundrels know each other better than we do. - JZ, 23.9.98.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are master criminals, who let themselves be rewarded with power, money and fame for their very deceptions and crimes and this by their very victims. – JZ, 10.8.99, 14.2.08. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are masters only of misleading imagery. Instance: Price control, price-freeze, price stop - for actions, which don't achieve either (although they are supposed to and are quite legal - apart from their immorality and irrationality.). - JZ 1973, 2.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are merely elected priests of popular faiths. Neither their motives, principles and ends nor their means are rightful in most cases. – JZ, 25.1.97, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are more interested in maintaining and advancing their positions and their “earnings” or revenues and donations or bribes than in solving general problems, most of them caused by their previous activities or those of their predecessors. This is one of the many harmful and wrongful results of territorialism, which gives them no experimental freedom either, not even the freedom to voice contrary opinions without being “punished” for them at the polls. - Maybe, once the territorial politicians realize all of the advantages which exterritorial and voluntary and competing “market-like politics” does offer them, they would become some of the strongest advocates of panarchism (polyarchism). – JZ, 26.3.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are much more expensive and much less effective entertainers than stage magicians are. – JZ, 25.11.93. - Unless one counts as their effectiveness their misleading propaganda and the wars, civil wars, violent revolutions, tax burdens, economic crises, poverty and crimes their actions cause or lead to (drug laws). - Under territorialism they are certainly not harmless entertainers and clowns, whose performances are chosen and paid for only by volunteers. - JZ, 2.2.11, 25.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are much more interested in e.g. leadership struggles, allocation of ministerial offices, their salaries, perks and pensions, legalized but wrongful utopian interventions, becoming big spenders of other people’s money, they have been legally robbed of, i.e. in their power games, as power addicts, than in getting finally out of the way of their involuntary victims and respecting all of their genuine individual rights and liberties. They are either still unaware of these rights and liberties or all too ready to ignore them. – JZ, 15.2.12.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are never so dangerous than when they discover in themselves love for mankind. –Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.107. - Then they wish to possess, control, exploit or “rape” or abuse all of us, in accordance with their “ideals” or whims, always, naturally, under the false pretence that they have only the common or public or our own interests at heart. - JZ, 2.2.11, 26.12.13. - TERRITORIALISM, IMPERIALISM, CONQUESTS

POLITICIANS: politicians are no more crazy or crooked than you want them to be.” - Guy Riggs in LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Winter 76. - Territorialism gives them such chances over masses of involuntary victims, not only over their foolish voluntary victims. Do you, individually, want them to be crooked and rule over you - or would you rather secede from them and do your own things, together with like-minded people? - JZ, n.d. & 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: politicians are not creative themselves, but they are very adept at exploiting what other men have developed.” - Duncan Yuille in leaflet on public education. – Have the systematically searched for and adopted they best ideas of others – or, rather, the worst? - I see them only adopting anything that protects or increases their powers, at least in the short run. - JZ, 26.12.13. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, ANARCHIST AND LIBERTARIAN IDEAS

POLITICIANS: politicians are not involved in any sort of search for truth. ... politicians are not involved with ideology or with ideas. They are involved, instead, with political advantages and with political competition, not between ideas but between personalities and factions.” - Karl Hess, Dear America, p.70/1. - However, that happens mainly only under territorialism, which gives them all too many chances to rule over and exploit involuntary victims. Voluntary membership and subordination, combined with exterritorial autonomy, would confine them and their followers to self-chosen restrictions or cages. - Under voluntarism and exterritorialism all their flawed experiments would fails soon or shrink more and more, while, mostly, only their rightful and rational experiments would gain them more followers or imitators, at least in the long run. - JZ, 2.2.11, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are notorious for attaining results contrary to their stated goals." - Prof. Aeon J. Skoble - PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS

POLITICIANS: Politicians are notoriously economically illiterate.  And even when they know what would be the right thing, we don't really expect them to do it." - Harry Browne

POLITICIANS: Politicians are often already considered to be “good” when they do not commit all of the usual wrongs and mistakes of territorial politics but only some of them. – JZ, 13.9.88.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are only worth listening to or reading regarding what they are not saying. – JZ, 11.9.98, 26.12.13. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Politicians are our equivalent of tribal medicine men. They are just as ignorant, prejudiced, wrong and inefficient. Alas, they are costing us much more. – JZ, 19.12.93, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are our kind of medicine men and tribal magicians. Their songs and dances as well as their potions are just about as “helpful”. – JZ, 9.11.97.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are parasites and parasites cannot improve your well-being. 1972. – Well, apart from some germs on your skin and in your bowels and some maggots in cleaning putrid wounds. – JZ, 19.4.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are peace, freedom- and justice quenchers. They are destroyers of peace and prosperity. – JZ, 14.1.92. – Nevertheless, they want to be adored as our protectors and saviors. – JZ, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are people skillful enough to con us into voting them into power over us, so that they can exploit us by taxes and inflations and enslave us by their laws, all under the pretence of doing us favors. Seeing the results for both sides, the aspirations of the politicians are dishonest but at least rational and self-serving, while the behavior of the voters reveals their irrationality as well as their dishonesty, at least one based on self-deception. – As territorial voters they act against rather than for their rational self-interest. - JZ, 24.2.86, 27.3.08. - The situation would be moral only to the extent that it is voluntarily and exterritorially, i.e., dissenters are free to secede and do their own things. - Precisely that is suppressed under territorialism. - JZ, 2.2.11, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are people who try to solve all problems with the money of other people.” – Lothar Schmidt – (JZ tr. of: “Politiker sind Menschen, die alle Probleme mit anderer Leute Geld zu loesen versuchen.”) Thereby politicians solve at most their own problems and those of their favorites, at the expense and risk of all others. - JZ, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are people you can trust - while they are with you in the same room. And sometimes not even then. – Free after a remark in the film The State of the Union. - JZ, 21.11.82.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are power-junkies, addicted to monopoly powers, centralization, coercion and compulsory tax tributes. Mostly quite legally, because they are the legislators, they disable, rob, destroy and kill and this on a colossal, territorial scale, internally and externally. Their kind or protection and defence has greatly increased our insecurity and our losses. Their “solutions” have increased all our problems. – JZ, 15.4.95, 26.3.08. – Worst instance: Their readiness to engage in a nuclear “war” of annihilation, at any time. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are professional and legalized confidence tricksters (con-men). - JZ, 9.7.00. - Prime minister Menzies, when in still in office, once joked about Labor Party voters being prepared to let themselves be bribed by their own money, as if his Liberal Party supporters had not been almost as ready to be bribed in this way. Sometimes the victims are almost as guilty, in their ignorance, apathy and prejudices as are the victimizers. Ayn Rand called this aptly: "The sanction of the victim". - JZ, 2.2.02. - CONMEN

POLITICIANS: Politicians are professional liars and confidence tricksters, who succeed in deceiving the public, convincing it, at least for a few years, that they are good and honest men, having only the interests of the public at heart. – JZ, 10.8.99, 14.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are rapists, robbers and murderers - and are there any good rapists, robbers and murderers? - JZ, 76/82. – Naturally, that applies only to territorial politicians. Their victims in communities of volunteers would merely get what they opted for. – JZ, 19.4.08. - LAWMAKERS, LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICIANS: Politicians are representatives mainly only of popular errors, prejudices and myths – which serve them in their personal- and party self-interests. – JZ, 11.5.93, 18.2.08, 26.12.13. - REPRESENTATION

POLITICIANS: Politicians are self-serving fools. – Raymond Venn, Ravenswood, Qld., ascribing this view to his grandparents, who lived through the Depression. – THE AUSTRALIAN, 14.7.92. - POLITICIANS:

POLITICIANS: Politicians are serving - themselves. - JZ 18/4/80

POLITICIANS: Politicians are so busy that they have never the time to think about what they are doing and why.” – Radio comment, heard 9.7.91.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are so dumb as peace-makers that they could not even prevent a war about the Falkland Islands! - JZ, 5.6.82. – The still manage to see a solution in preparing for a general nuclear holocaust. – JZ, 26.12.13. – NWT, DETERRENCE HYPOTHESIS, IGNORING AT LEAST THE THREAT OF ACCIDENTAL NUCLEAR WARS

POLITICIANS: Politicians are still loved and trusted much too much and by too many - without sound reasoning, and without paying respect to facts and experience with them, least of all caring about genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 13.6.01, 30.1.02, 8.3.09, 2.2.11, 26.12.13. – TRUST, VOTING, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: politicians are subject to all the pitfalls of seeking power (wanting to please instead of wanting to tell the truth as best known).” - Tibor R. Machan in: Outside Looking In, p.107.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are super criminals who are almost never caught, convicted and punished for their worst crimes. Instead, they usually manage to get praised for them. - JZ, 75, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are the finest men money can buy.” - Source? - Which always means only a low quality of men. - If only we were already sovereign consumer for their "services", i.e. could refuse, individually, to buy and accept any of them, especially their disservices. - JZ, 2.2.11. - SECESSIONISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: politicians are the least important people in the country. No point in wasting time with them. ... since they have a vested interest in wrong-doing, my arguments, would fall on deaf ears.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 76. - However, in a negative and even criminal sense, they are the most important factors, an unnatural catastrophe, a pest territorially imposed upon us, with more involuntary victims than the worst diseases, floods, storms, avalanches, landslides, earthquakes and fires. - JZ, 2.2.11. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are the modern robber barons and they take more from the multitude of the relatively poor or somewhat prosperous people than from the rich, since they themselves already belong to the rich or tend to become rich, soon, as a result of their legalized or illegal extortions made possible by their legalized powers. – JZ, 28.4.98, 27.3.08. – With regard to the income tax burden there are two opposite views on that of the rich. The one says that they do pay the largest share of it, while the other says that through xyz exemptions they pay almost no income taxes. I distrust both beliefs. While progressive taxation may attempt to enviously and wrongfully “soak the rich”, I doubt that it was successful enough to levy from them the largest share of the sum of all taxes. Most likely even the relatively small income taxes on the low and medium incomes of the masses do, probably, amount to much more. Are there any reliable figures on this or merely diverse opinions, like my own? – I doubt all the official figures and also all ideologically motivated assertions. – The total of all indirect taxes is also hard to determine because they are largely hidden in all kinds of prices we have to pay on the supposedly already “free” market. - JZ, 26.12.13. -  TAXATION

POLITICIANS: Politicians are the most untrustworthy characters you are ever likely to meet. – Free after a remark by the TV movie character Father Dowling. – JZ, 3.2.93.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are the people voted into positions of territorial power over whole populations by majorities of other ignorant, prejudiced, conceited and incompetent people. – JZ, 14.9.91, 27.3.08, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. - Nikita Khrushchev, NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 22.Aug., 1963. - Thus, at least some of them do, sometimes, condemn themselves. - JZ, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are the worst aliens: They cannibalize our liberties, rights and our very lives. – JZ, 28.4.92, 18.9.08, 2.2.11. – ALIENS, CANNIBALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are the worst kinds of serial killers. They, too, pretend to be normal and honest and to act only defensively. – JZ, 17.4.97. – CRIMINALS, MURDERERS, MASS MURDERERS, SERIAL KILLERS.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are unnecessary evils because territorial politics is neither moral nor necessary nor an art or a science. - JZ, 27.6.92, 14.1.93. - Territorial politics, by excluding the exterritorial liberties is as incomplete as "chemistry" is, which considers only inorganic chemistry and ignores organic chemistry. - The voluntary and exterritorial human rights and liberties options are either ignored, greatly restricted or suppressed by all territorial politics. - JZ, 2.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are voracious eaters and force us to pay their bills. - JZ 4.6.82.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are, as a rule, elected by the majority, which (apart from some minorities of fanatics) tends to be the least enlightened, most prejudiced and most ignorant part of the population. These majorities tend to elect them because they are more eloquent in the expression of their ignorance, prejudices, errors and wrong assumptions. – JZ, 20.3.84, 3.3.08, 2.2.11. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are, indeed, a “weird mob”. But even more weird are the voters who keep voting for them, their lies, imposed burdens and non-working schemes and programs, contrary to all experience with them. When people are only at liberty to learn from their mistakes collectively, instead of individually, then they do not learn at all or remain helpless towards the foolishness or whims of the collective. This applies especially to the territorially imposed collectivism even in the supposedly already free countries. The individual dissenters and dissenting minorities must get experimental freedom or freedom of action for themselves, quite independent from the existing territorial constitutions, laws and institutions and the votes of majorities, either alone or together with other and like-minded volunteers. In other words, first of all they must become free to secede, but this without any territorial monopoly claim. Then their successful self-help examples that could thus be demonstrated, among, most likely, many unsuccessful ones, would soon be paid attention to and would be widely and fast copied. That would be the natural way to progress, liberty, justice, peace and prosperity which territorialism has for all too long and successfully suppressed. – JZ, 28.7.93, 18.2.08, 2.2.11. – We need something like a world-wide free Olympics between all the diverse political, economic and social systems which groups of volunteers still prefer for themselves and are free to practise among themselves. – It should also get the same media coverage, which the Olympic Games get and even the ordinary sports events in every country, which so far largely served to distract people from their remaining political, economic and social problems. - JZ, 26.12.13. - PEOPLE, VOTING, MAJORITIES, ENLIGHTENMENT, PROGRESS, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, LEARNING BY SUCCESFUL & FREELY SET COMPETITIVE EXAMPLES SET BY GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, POLARCHISM, OLYMPIC GAMES, SPORTS, ENLIGHTENMENT, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES

POLITICIANS: Politicians basically only disagree on how to skin us. Some might be satisfied with some limited skinning, like scalping. I find even that to be already far too much. – JZ, 15.7.87. – LIMITED GOVERNMENTS

POLITICIANS: Politicians can almost always be trusted – when they reveal the crimes of their opponents. – JZ, 29.7.84. – Alas, they do not do so often enough. Perhaps because of a “gentleman’s” agreement not to be “too frank” about each other? – JZ, 3.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians can bankrupt a country and their only punishment is to be voted out of office. – K. Brodie, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.11.78.

POLITICIANS: Politicians can be trusted to do one thing, try to remain in office. - Ron Chusid, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 8/3/74, p.21.

POLITICIANS: Politicians can forgive almost anything in the way of abuse; they can forgive subversion, revolution, being contradicted, exposed as liars, even ridiculed, but they can never forgive being ignored.” – Auberon Waugh, OBSERVER, How Wodeouse Had the Last Laugh, 11 October 1981. – Ignore them! As far as you are free to do so now and liberate yourself so that you become free to ignore them altogether. – JZ, 27.6.92. – This would altogether cost you, probably, less in money and effort than trying to change them or put up with them. – JZ, 14.1.93. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, IGNORING THE STATE, SECESSIONISM, DISOBEDIENCE, LIBERATION

POLITICIANS: Politicians can only be believed, at least partly, when they say something about their opponents. – JZ, 7.10.04. - TRUSTWORTHINESS, DISHONESTY, LIES

POLITICIANS: Politicians can only be trusted in one respect: As territorialists they will go on lying to us, cheating us and abusing us. – JZ, 31.7.93. – They do, as a rule, not represent us, territorially, individually or collectively. – JZ, 18.2.08. Unless we have, individually, chosen them for our “public” affairs and institutions, in our own panarchies of volunteers and as long as we do. – JZ, 9.4.08. - Under territorialism we are not free to do this. - JZ, 2.2.11. – TERRITORIALISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians can only be trusted to raise taxes and increase their own discretionary powers. – JZ, 27.2.89.

POLITICIANS: Politicians can only offer glib and wrong answers, as well as denials. – JZ, 9.11.97.

POLITICIANS: Politicians can provide cosy and unproductive and also very counter-productive jobs for themselves, at a huge cost to the taxpayers and their other victims, but not productive or economical jobs, worth their pay, for anyone else. Almost all they can do and do in this sphere, under much fanfare and unjustified self-praise, is to shift earned incomes (which are already all too limited as a result of their prior interventionism, especially their monetary despotism) from those people, who are still productively engaged, to a lesser number of other people, presently unemployed or in less productive or even counter-productive jobs. For this they want to be considered as public benefactors and re-elected again and again. Nevertheless and all too often, they are re-elected, almost everywhere. - JZ, 22.4.93, 24.5.97, 2.2.11. - UNEMPLOYMENT & POLITICAL PROGRAMS & MEASURES

POLITICIANS: Politicians can run nothing but politics, parties and other debating clubs. If you want to get something done you have to hire a businessman, tradesman or professional. - JZ 19.5.82, 26.12.13 - Politicians form not even good debating clubs, far less good discussion groups. Their own vested interests do prevent that and all the vested interests they do represent. – JZ, 19.4.08. 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians can’t give us anything without depriving us of something else. Government is not a god. Every dime they spend must first be taken from someone else.” – Gary Asmus - & THEIR SERVICES OR HANDOUTS, BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT GRANTS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

POLITICIANS: Politicians cannot be compelled to honesty.” - D. J. Killen, M.H.R. PIX PEOPLE, 15.5.75

POLITICIANS: politicians cannot help mutually corrupting each other.” - Auberon Herbert, quoted by Sprading: Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.405. - They not only corrupt their own behavior but that of their subjects as well. - JZ, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians cannot, usually, run their own lives, their own budget, their own family relationships, professional and friendship activities and other individual deals any better than you or I can. Nor do they know any more or do they have any more reliable sources of information. And yet they do pretend to be able to run our own lives in all too many respects and this better than we could ourselves! What a conceit and what a deception. – JZ, 21.9.91.

POLITICIANS: Politicians certainly know how to work one miracle: Otherwise: 'How do you get them to re-elect you to power when you've made ghastly mistakes and propose to keep right on repeating them? ... - John Brunner: The Stone that Never Came Down, p.146.

POLITICIANS: Politicians commonly promise a chicken in every pot and an answer to all problems, including poverty, unemployment, inflation and racial discrimination. The list is endless, and the politician looks more and more like the patent medicine peddler of fifty years ago, who sold a brew to cure 'all that ails you'.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.161. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

POLITICIANS: politicians completely took over the state from the people, renouncing in the process humanity’s ultimate aim. Thus the state was turned into an end-in-itself and gained precedence over the centuries, reducing mankind to a condition of maximum dependence on the state. Such dependence is tantamount to slavery – which is what we are undergoing now, in spite of our will.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.192. – Alas, the author remained unaware that it is the territorialist nature of the present States that causes all this trouble and makes its continuance possible. – JZ, 7.10.07. - & THE STATE VS. THE PEOPLE, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians consume our earnings and our wealth – and do also, to a large extent, prevent them from coming into existence, through their tribute gathering and their wasteful, counter-productive, monopolistic and prohibitive schemes, laws, programs and measures! – JZ, 22.4.93. – The territorial political hierarchy holds us back and down just like the religious hierarchy once did. Nevertheless, territorialism and all its aspects are only rarely discussed and usually simply taken unquestioningly for granted. – JZ, 19.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, WAR, WEALTH, PROSPERITY, PROPERTY RIGHTS, REVOLUTIONS, TERRORISM, CIVIL WARS, POVERTY, LAWS, MONOPOLIES

POLITICIANS: Politicians costs us far too much, directly and indirectly: Not only in money but in self-determination, in basic rights and liberties. They and all their powers, laws and institutions ought to become reduced to those over their own kind of volunteers, like those of e.g. priests, preachers and sectarians are. – JZ, 7.12.93, 26.3.08. - VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians could be acceptable or tolerable if they only invited us and would not force us to share and finance their dreams. – JZ, 22.10.92, 19.2.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

POLITICIANS: Politicians deal more with non-issues and false ideas than with real issues and true ideas. – JZ, 11.9.98. - Even the best of them know only a small fraction of the solutions to the real problems they have caused in the first place. - JZ, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians demand respect for the laws – but have they made the laws respectable? – JZ, 29.5.91, 21.2.08. - LAWS

POLITICIANS: Politicians do have some value: as jokers, entertainers, clowns and comics. – JZ, 29.7.84.

POLITICIANS: Politicians do it - crooked.” - Badge slogan. – Alas, we are still as much herd animals that power acts as an aphrodisiac. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: politicians do not aim to maximize the well-being of the citizens they have been elected to represent, but in reality pursue other ends of their own, such as getting re-elected or having the satisfaction of making decisions in the place of others.” – Pascal Salin, p.13 of: European Monetary Unity: For Whose Benefit?

POLITICIANS: Politicians do not have to be corrupted by others. Political office is itself corrupting, with its wrong premises, false assumptions and xyz illusions that it instills. – JZ, 23.4.91, 27.3.08. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians do not lead the people. They follow.” - Carl A. Keyser, THE FREEMAN, 7/72. - If that were the case then they would be truly representative! - JZ, 3.11.76. - Alas, as territorialists they do also rule over peaceful dissenters. - JZ, 2.2.11. – Alas, they only follow them in their popular errors, fallacies and prejudices. Politics would be very different and progress rather fast, if it were practised only among like-minded volunteers, who then would be the only ones to suffer or benefit from their votes and policies. – JZ, 18.6.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians do not look in the mirror and see themselves as the main problems or problem producers. – JZ, 5.3.07, 25.10.07. – Neither do most voters recognize them as such. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians do not offer a single service but, rather, an indiscriminate mixture of numerous very different monopoly “services”, including disservices, all to be paid for through general taxes, inflation and public debts and offer thus only bad, insufficient or overpriced choices. Many of them are not just offered but forced upon us or at least their expenses are. Only on free markets for all kinds of "public services" can a consumer of them get only what he wants and this for a competitive price. – JZ, 18.3.99, 21.2.08, 2.2.11. – CONSUMER SATISFACTION THROUGH CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, EXTERRITORIAL COMPETITION VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians do not represent a country, far less the best in a country, but, rather, the worst in every country. And they practise their false or flawed notions in great ignorance and with numerous popular prejudices and largely with immunity for their wrongs and crimes. They are even glorified and well paid for what they are doing to us at our expense and risk. – JZ, 28.12.93, 15.2.08. - REPRESENTATION

POLITICIANS: Politicians do too much, far too much, to far too many and for far too much money. - JZ, 6.12.00, 1.2.02. Especially, they do numerous wrongs and harmful things to their victims, who are, mostly, not volunteers. - JZ, 1.2.02. - They must become confined to their voluntary victims, i.e. to exterritorial autonomy. Only then would they and their victims have the best chance to learn something from their failures - and only then could they no longer impose themselves upon their involuntary victims. - JZ, 2.2.11, 26.12.13. - EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, COMPETITION VS. MONOPOLISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians don't think very much, as you're well aware. They concentrate upon seeing who can get his snout deepest into the public trough.” - John Braine, Finger of Fire, p.69. – And how to increase the tax burden, inflation and public debt even more than they had so far done. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians etc. are not the guardians of the currency but of the inflation, deflation, stagflation, crisis and mass unemployment producing machinery of the central bank system, of its legal tender coercion and its money issue monopoly and its other monetary and financial privileges and powers amounting to monetary and financial despotism. The proof lies in the pudding, and has been obvious to careful observers for hundreds to thousands of years. Governments are the least suitable organizations to provide honest and sound currencies and financial conditions. - JZ, 29.5.00, 1.2.02. - BUREAUCRATS  & PUBLIC SERVANTS, CURRENCY, MONETARY POLICY OR DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING VS SOUND & SUFFICIENT CURRENCIES & FREE CLEARING OPTIONS

POLITICIANS: Politicians even lie when they are asleep. – D.Z., 5.5.76. – To whom? To themselves, or to others, in their dreams? – JZ, 19.4.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians favor e.g. anti-discrimination laws because they want to prevent e.g. our discrimination against them, or in their struggles to gain or keep their political offices, in spite of their total disability to solve our problems. – JZ, 8.8.94, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians fighting for votes and budget allocations out of tax revenues should be replaced by competing business enterprises serving only voluntary customers at competitive prices and whole voluntary communities offering business-like package deals of services, just like e.g. insurance companies do and tourist services. – JZ, 23.6.99, 14.2.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING SOCIETIES, COMMUNITIES, ENTERPRISES & GOVERNMENTS.

POLITICIANS: Politicians for the member of communities of volunteers only would have something essential in common with the businessman, who wants to sell to you and sell to you again. Consumer satisfaction or consumer dissatisfaction and competition with other businesses keeps the businessman in line and even induces him to offer you quality goods and services. The difference is that you have little choice regarding the election of a territorial political candidate and that you are compelled to “buy” his ”goods and services” once he is in office with your taxes or even to buy them for others. In other words, if the politician were merely elected and re-elected in a free market situation, as your own representative, however temporary and limited in his tasks, the whole thing would be another matter. Only then could the good politicians drive out the bad politicians. As long as the bad politicians have the 'legal tender quality' or forced and exclusive currency status, as they do, under territorialism, you cannot get rid of them fast and effectively enough. - JZ 22.9.82, 16.3.09. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM & COMPETING GOVERNANCE ARE THE EQUIVALENCE TO FULL MONETARY FREEDOM. CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & BOYCOTTS, COMPETITION, FREE CHOICE, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians generally do the right thing only when all other options are exhausted." - Dan Mitchell – Usually, it will not take them long to repeat all the old errors and mistakes once again. See e.g. the long history of price controls and of territorialism, monetary despotism, progressive taxation and conscription. – JZ, 18.6.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians get into power by promising everyone something at the expense of others. What results from this, in balance, is that their bureaucracy benefits at the expense of everybody else. The supposed beneficiaries are themselves handicapped and exploited in numerous other ways, but continue to imagine that they are getting a good deal and go on voting for the taxation and hand-outs rackets, just like they go on betting on horses, dogs or lottery tickets etc. or gamble otherwise. Thus one has to ask: Who is worse, the misleaders and exploiters or those who all too easily let themselves be misled and exploited? – JZ, 25.8.98. – Compare the old saying: “For every tyrant a thousand ready slaves!” - SUBSIDIES, TAXATION, HAND-OUTS, PRIVILEGES, DISTRIBUTIONISM BY FORCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians get very conceited about the huge sums of money they handle, as if they created them.” - K. Brodie, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 29.11.78. – Rather than confiscated them, with the help of an army of tribute gatherers. – JZ, 21.4.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians habitually delude not only the voters about their own abilities or disabilities and real intentions, of themselves and of the other politicians in their own parties, but themselves, too, as long as they manage to convince themselves that they could do something rightful and sensible, as territorial politicians, for the whole country and all its population. They often fail in their marriages and as parents - but they imagine they can effectively run a whole country, i.e. the lives of millions, of whole populations. If we weren't so habituated to such vain efforts, and continued to have faith in territorial political leadership, contrary to the accumulated evidence, just like religious people continue to have faith in divine guidance, we would all incarcerate them as mental cases, those with a Napoleon, Superman or God complex. - JZ, 23.5.00, 1.2.02, 2.2.11. - VOTERS, THE GOD COMPLEX, SUPERMAN NOTIONS, SUPERIORITY COMPLEX, LEADERSHIP, STATISM, VOTERS, SUBJECTS

POLITICIANS: Politicians have a vested interest in panics, divisions and diversions, even while warning us against them. - JZ

POLITICIANS: Politicians have an exactly similar view of the citizen as merely consumer and in essence it is a view as contemptuous of Americans as that held by the corporate managers. An advertisement for a 1974 telethon for the Democratic Party sums it up nicely. People are urged to send money to the Party. This is described as 'personal involvement’ and is said to be the answer to an improvement of the political process. Imagine! To politicians, citizenship is defined as the act of giving money. But, of course that has long been the definition for all parties and for the State itself. Citizens pay, politicians spend. And that is called participation! It is called involvement! It is, in fact, nothing more than saying that you are an active participant in, rather than victim of, a crime when you hand your wallet over to the robber.” - Karl Hess, Dear America, p.222.

POLITICIANS: Politicians have an incredible ego to suggest that they can take the wealth already created by someone else and put it to better use than the people who created it in the first place.” - Ross Sutherland in GOLD COAST BULLETIN, Qld. - Worse still: They force their egos and plans upon us! Not only their bills! - JZ, 8.6.82.

POLITICIANS: Politicians have arrived at their wit’s end regarding solutions a long time ago. Nevertheless, they still go on and on, piling new problems upon us, camouflaged as “solutions”, and their costs. – JZ, 24.1.95, 2.2.11. – It is high time for us to finally achieve the right to secede from them and their territorial system and to do our own things for or to ourselves. – JZ, 26.3.08. – SECESSIONISM,  COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians have become confidence men, promising everything and delivering whatever is convenient for them to deliver - which usually bears little resemblance to what their constituents want or need. To allow this to continue is to legitimate a fraud and an injustice. You may as well pick a candidate for his smile, or the way he combs his hair, for all the relevance his promises will have to his actions after he takes office.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.158.

POLITICIANS: Politicians have immense power to do harm to the economy. But they have very little power to do good." - Walter Williams - Well, they could all do a lot of good by resigning and not ever running for office again. They would do best if they managed to abolish all their territorial powers and let it to volunteers to arrange their own affairs as they please. - But don't try to hold your breath until they do this for you. - JZ, 2.2.11. -

POLITICIANS: Politicians have no idea what they are doing.” - Quoted in FREEDOM NEWS, 12.4.00. - If they knew it and did it nevertheless, then this would be even worse! - JZ, 13.4.00. - They do know well enough what they are doing for themselves. They only do not know and do not care what they are doing to us! And their voters and other victims do not sufficiently realize what the politicians and bureaucrats and their whole territorial machine do to them. - JZ, 1.2.02. - STATISM, KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICE, VOTERS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians have nothing to offer but a continuous re-activation and enforcement of our prejudices. – JZ, 19.8.92, 19.2.08. – PREJUDICES

POLITICIANS: Politicians have nothing to say that is worth listening to or reading or remembering – in at least 99 % of all cases. – JZ, 29.11.99.

POLITICIANS: Politicians have one goal - Power.” - JAG, 26.8.78. - …"but" one goal …” I would say. - JZ

POLITICIANS: Politicians have only their corruptibility, lies, false promises and images to sell. They are the largest, most active and least uncovered and convicted group of con-men and other criminals. – JZ, 25.11.93.

POLITICIANS: Politicians have their hands in your pocket and promise to spend your money better than you could. Why do you let them do this to you? – JZ, 20.3.93, 19.2.08. – TAXATION, VOTING, CONSENT OF THE VICTIMS

POLITICIANS: politicians haven't the faintest idea what they're talking about when it comes to economics ...” - from Max Brand's Liberty email, 10 7 04. – And also to most other individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 14.6.13. - & ECONOMICS:

POLITICIANS: Politicians imagine or pretend they have a genuine mandate when their measures are at most approved only by a majority of voters or even by a small minority only. – JZ, 30.7.98.

POLITICIANS: Politicians in parliament are possibly the only ones who call politicians "honourable". - JZ, 76.

POLITICIANS: Politicians inflate every country with forced and exclusive paper money currency - and other mere promises. - JZ, 73. – They also inflate the number of their laws, regulations and bureaucrats, offices, taxes, privileges and monopolies and increase their anti-economic messes, which they offer as solutions to the messes they produced before. - JZ, 5.11.02, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: politicians instinctively clamor for more and more controls in order to 'solve' the problems they have created.” - Libertarian Party Advertisement, reason, 9/74. – CONTROLS, CENTRAL PLANNING, LEGISLATION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MULTIPLICATIONS OF PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THEM OFFERED AS SOLUTIONS

POLITICIANS: Politicians know for sure only one thing, namely, how to promote themselves and this at the expense of others. Other entertainers are more entertaining. Other humorists and clowns are more humorous. And politicians are even more expensive than most of the entertainment stars, who are not authoritarian, coercive and monopolistic at all and do get rich only through the dollars of their satisfied customers. – JZ, 25.11.93, 15.2.08. – However, to all only the clowns they prefer for themselves and this always only at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 26.12.13. – LEADERSHIP, PERSONALITY CULT, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES

POLITICIANS: Politicians know how to rob other people’s money, how to spend it on their supporters and how to save much of it for themselves – in Switzerland. They also know how to depreciate their kind of legalized central banking monopoly money, how to outlaw all sound alternatives to it and how to build up an enormous public debt, based upon the assumption that their tax slaves will always remain such slaves. However and quite obviously, they do not know how to end the economic and other crises, which they do cause by their wrongful territorial constitutions, laws, jurisdiction system and institutions. Their kind of “law and order” brings about the greatest disorders and prevents them from being ended rightfully and rapidly by their victims liberating themselves from their territorial bondage to them. – They do habitually point at others, who are innocent but unpopular - and shout: “There goes the thief!” - JZ, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians lie, first of all to themselves, then to all others. – JZ 14.9.91.

POLITICIANS: Politicians live of the pretence that everything would go better with them than without them.” – Dr. Paul C. Martin, Trans Crash Letter, Sept 90, 27/90. („Die Politiker leben davon, dass sie so tun als ginge es besser mit als ohne sie.“)

POLITICIANS: Politicians live off the people, statesmen for them.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Statesmen are believed to live for the people, although they do not, either. They are just more pretentious politicians or better conmen and cover-up artists and thus less often caught red-handed, if at all. – JZ, 26.7.92, 27.3.08. – STATESMEN, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: Politicians live on making promises that are believed although they are never fulfilled. In other words, they are confidence tricksters and, apparently, too many people still like to being “conned” or victimized. – JZ, 26.4.83, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians love to give our money away - and expect praise from us for THIS! - JZ

POLITICIANS: Politicians love us, too – all too possessively! – JZ, 27.7.87. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians love visible beneficiaries and invisible victims." - Dr. Walter Williams on WABC-AM 10-31-03.

POLITICIANS: Politicians lust for power, thus ensuring that the worst and most defective of men will place their names on the ballot, in place of the righteous who generally do not wish to substitute their judgment for that of their fellow man. Thus, the polling place offers small solace to one who desires to reinstitute liberty.” - Ridgeway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, 5/79, p.312/3. – DEMOCRACY, VOTING, REPUBLICS, REPRESENTATION

POLITICIANS: Politicians make lousy caretakers of patients, children, the environment, rights, and just about everything else.” - Richard Boddie's Sound Bites. - STATE, GOVERNMENT, RESPONSIBILITY, BUREAUCRATS, WELFARE STATE, CARE

POLITICIANS: Politicians manage to play effectively with all our weaknesses, ignorance, stupidity, popular prejudices, errors and myths, false assumptions and conclusions, often shared by themselves or at least spread and not denied by them and they are upheld by their territorial systems. They do this while greatly and legally obstructing the practice of genuine individual rights and liberties among us, which would constitute our greatest strengths and opportunities against them. Our aim must be to become free to make our own mistakes, rather than having to suffer under those made by the politicians and also having to pay the enormous financial burden of the costs of their mistakes, in form of compulsory taxation and the inflations and deflations of their monopoly money and those of the wars and economic crises their interventionism cause. We should also become free to enjoy all of the benefits of our own rightful and free actions. – JZ, 15.2.12, 16.1.13. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, NATURAL & HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians may have many votes on their side – but, usually, not even one sound idea or principle. – JZ, 2.12.03, 26.12.13. - & VOTERS

POLITICIANS: Politicians neither recognize the real problems properly nor are they aware of or interested in real solutions. All they can offer are non-solutions, offered as if they were solutions. And their “solutions” are largely wrongful, costly and forced upon us nevertheless. And for this disservice they want to be elected and re-elected again and again. – JZ, 7.7.05, 30.10.07.

POLITICIANS: Politicians never accuse you of "greed" for wanting other people’s money – only for wanting to keep your own money.” – Joseph Sobran - POLITICAL INTERPRETATION OF GREED, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT BUDGETS & SPENDING, GREED, TAXES, PROPERTY RIGHTS

POLITICIANS: Politicians occasionally do the right thing, but only after they have exhausted all the alternatives.” - Karl Hess. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Politicians of territorial States can’t offer you anything that is rightly theirs to give. It is different for politicians or officials of panarchies, all based on individual consent, i.e., without any involuntary victims. – JZ, 22.2.96, 27.3.08. – CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians offer you only a choice between evils. - JZ,76. - Under territorialism. Under the voluntarism of panarchism you get some real exterritorial autonomy choices regarding your own affairs. - JZ, 2.2.11. – CHOICE, PERSONAL LAW, CONSUMER & PRODUCER SOVEREIGNTY REGARDING “PUBLIC SERVICES”

POLITICIANS: Politicians only deserve prizes as top confidence tricksters. If there were an Olympics for these characters then they would gather almost all the medals. - JZ, 5.11.02.

POLITICIANS: Politicians only know how to benefit themselves and their favorites and supporters – at the expense of all others. – JZ, 25.10.93, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians pass laws almost as often as they pass wind, from both ends. But it is still doubtful which of their products smells worst. – JZ, 26.11.93. – JOKES, LAWMAKERS

POLITICIANS: Politicians pollute politics. - D.Z., 75. - Only politicians confined to exterritorial autonomy and voluntary victims would be bearable. One would not have to chose or accept them and if one had, one could still secede from them. - JZ, 5.11.02, 2.2.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians preside over mutual plunder bunds. – JZ, 19.9.88, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians pretend they are fortune tellers and fortune makers - but in reality they merely promise fortunes but are only fortune-takers and fortune-blockers. - JZ, 9/72, 73, 5.11.02, 2.2.11, 18.6.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians proclaim but do not practise principles. They rather change their direction with the wind, the applause of the crowd or upon pressure or donations by organized special interests. – JZ, 12.12.87, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians produce costs and obstacles.” - Discussion paper of Progress Party: The Beef Squeeze.

POLITICIANS: Politicians professionally meddle with and endanger the welfare of all people - under the pretence of helping them and all too many people are conned from election to election into believing them or, at most, voting one set of rascals out only to vote another set of rascals in. - JZ, 4.7.82. -  REPRESENTATION, VOTING

POLITICIANS: Politicians promising us more government funds are like the fellows who will take you out for a real fancy dinner if you will let them use your credit card.” - J. Kesner Kahn, in a letter to the editor, WASHINGTON STAR NEWS, - READER’S DIGEST, 8/75. – TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WELFARE STATE

POLITICIANS: Politicians provide only expensive and misleading “let’s pretend solutions”, while actually increasing and multiplying further the problems already created by themselves or their predecessors. – JZ, 23.3.07, 25.10.07, 8.3.09. - PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

POLITICIANS: Politicians rather wrangle about “leadership” than real issues. They know their prejudices regarding the leadership but their prejudices on the real issues do not help them at all at arriving at any genuine solutions. So they keep arguing about who should “lead” them. – JZ, 28.3.93, 18.2.08. – They have no programs or principles deserving these terms. – JZ, 26.12.13. – LEADERSHIP, PROGRAMS, PRINCIPLES, PLATFORMS, IDEAS

POLITICIANS: Politicians represent the lowest common denominators. – JZ, 25.8.98.

POLITICIANS: Politicians represent their own interests.” – William Marcy (Boss) Tweed, THE VOLUNTARYIST, 10/92. - REPRESENTATION

POLITICIANS: Politicians rise upon the mass of popular errors, prejudices, fallacies, flawed definitions, myths and false assumption and continue to be swayed by them, their own, and those of their voters and advisors. – JZ, 15.6.92, 22.3.08. - PREJUDICES

POLITICIANS: Politicians rob Peter to pay themselves and Paul. – JZ, 9.11.97. – TAXATION, TRANSFER SOCIETY, WELFARE STATE

POLITICIANS: Politicians say they’re beefing up our economy. Most don’t know beef from pork.” – Harold Lowman. - But they do know how to look after themselves, at our expense and do not care whether after all their laws, institutions, "services", "planning", programs and measures we get enough beef or pork on our tables or can afford to pay for this. They are successful "self-made men" - at our expense and have reduced and weakened all our economic transactions as much as they can, by having their dirty and thieving finger in every pie and pocket. - I would rather like to see more genuine slogans FOR liberty rather than mere refutations of common errors, myths and prejudices, which should be assembled in a separate encyclopedia. - JZ, 26.11.06. – SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

POLITICIANS: Politicians say what you want to hear - and then proceed to do you wrong and harm. - But by voting for any of them - and for their jobs - you deserved some of this treatment. - JZ 19.10.78. – VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS MONOPOLISM, COERCION & COLLECTIVISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians scarcely pretend to have solutions anymore.” – Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.20. - They never ascribe to their own laws the problems they promise to "fight". - JZ, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians serve themselves, not the country or its population. If at least we would get their bacons offered to us, sliced, we might get some benefits out of them, even if only a cannibalistic one. But, instead of that, they are cannibalizing us, our lives, our liberties, and rights, property and earnings, always under the pretence of serving us. – JZ, 23.5.91, 27.3.08, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians should be forcefully “assisted” in their mobility, from their rear ends, by kicking them out of our way. – JZ, 24.1.95, 26.3.08. – However, their volunteers should be free to keep them, permanently, at their own expense and risk. – I would not even mind if their volunteers paid them and obeyed them even more than they do at present. – I have no objections against such sinecures for politicians. - JZ, 26.3.08. – VOLUNTARY STATISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should be renamed, e.g. “tribute leviers”, “prohibitionists”, “inflationists”, “credit restrictionists”, “coercers”, “gang leaders”,” official gangsters”, “monopolists”, “misleaders”, “promise breakers”, “parasites”, “professional liars”, “power addicts”, “power-mongers” etc. - Do you know other and better terms for them? Perhaps one should consult politicians in this respect, regarding the terms they use to describe their opponents. – JZ, 6.7.91, 27.3.08, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians should be so much ignored by their emancipated former voters and tax slaves that they would rather hang themselves than their election posters on the local trees along the roads. – JZ, 22.4.96. – With their power addiction going “cold turkey” must be hard on them but they deserve this fate. In complete desperation, some of them might even take up a productive job. – Or they might write their memoirs, trying to excuse themselves before the millions whom they had managed to fool for so long. - JZ, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians should become hired agents not powerful office bearers. Genuine representation would begin only then. No more struggles about access to a common trough, filled by coercive taxation. However, the forms of taxation and of State budgets might be retained, internally, for the volunteers of panarchies. But they would always be limited through voluntary membership, i.e. genuine consent and the withdrawal option. - JZ, n.d. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY - TO PROPERLY LIMIT GOVERNMENTS, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARY & COMPETING GOVERNANCE

POLITICIANS: Politicians should have any power only over their own volunteers and over those, who do quite wrongly and physically attack them and their followers. – JZ, 5.9.99, 14.2.08. - POWER & PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should have experimental freedom only with - and at the expense and risk of - their voluntary followers, i.e. no longer any territorial power over any peaceful dissenters. – JZ, 7.8.99. - POWER, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION

POLITICIANS: Politicians should have no more authority over their customers than have e.g. clowns, singers, actors, other entertainers, artists, architects, engineers, dentists, doctors, plumbers and electricians. Far less should they have any power over any of their involuntary victims. Let individuals freely choose and reject systems, institutions, rules, methods and programs, parties, leaders, representatives for themselves only. At least as much freedom of choice among political, economic and social systems leaders and representatives as already exists for religions and sectarian beliefs in most countries. – JZ, 25.8.98, 26.3.08, 2.2.11. – VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should have no more power and funds than have e.g. the managers, owners or directors of football, cricket or tennis clubs. Their members and subjects should remain sovereign enough to be free to secede from them and to choose other affiliations, activities, ideas, principles, constitutions and laws for themselves. – JZ, 25.8.98, 26.3.08, 26.12.13. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should have to live on the proceeds of ticket sales to their various shows. – JZ, 17.10.95, 7.1.99. - Moreover, no one but voluntary spectators should have to attend their shows and obey their legalized commands and rules, whenever they conflict with individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 20.9.04, 14.6.13. - VOLUNTARY TAXATION, TICKETS, SHOWMANSHIP & PANARCHIES

POLITICIANS: Politicians should not be authorized to tax people but people should, rather, be authorized to tax politicians and claim tax refunds and indemnifications from them. – JZ, 26.11.92, 2.2.11. - They should even be allowed to tax and sue them out of existence as independent beings. They might be turned into debt slaves to work off the huge debts on their shoulders. – JZ, 19.12.08, 2.2.11. - TAXES, PEOPLE, TAX SLAVERY, TRIBUTES

POLITICIANS: Politicians should not, neither directly nor indirectly, control our incomes and our spending. – JZ, 20.5.93. - Far less our survival, e.g. with their ABC mass murder devices. – JZ, 19.2.08. – DECISION-MAKING, CONTROLS, INCOMES, TAXES, SURVIVAL OF MANKIND, NWT

POLITICIANS: Politicians should rule only over those who still like them. The others have already learnt their lessons and reject these “experts” and despotic “popes”, “bishops” and “preachers” and their “churches – for themselves and should be freed from their “guidance”, “help”, burdens and domination. – JZ, 17.12.93. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians slice up your lives, keep major slices for themselves and mismanage all too many others. – JZ, 9.11.97. – Leaving you only a very restricted private sphere – which is of no interest to them and gives you the illusion of living in full freedom. – JZ, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians sold 'protection' -- Blackmail was the game -- Plunder was made legal! - Yet, it's the moral men we blame! - "A Poem by Richard Grant" – It is neither a proper protection nor is it properly sold and bought. – JZ, 14.6.13. - PROTECTION RACKET

POLITICIANS: Politicians speak and act against a free life – for others than themselves. A life not free is not really a life. – JZ, 26.11.93. - FREEDOM & LIFE

POLITICIANS: Politicians stand for almost everything but individual rights and liberties: illusions and delusions, utopian goals, mere promises, unfounded hopes and expectations, myths, false pretences, false generalizations and, naturally, all kinds of popular errors, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions - as if all these could justify their powers, taxes, bureaucracy, interventions, prohibitions and restrictions. – JZ, 26.10.93, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians stay professionals only as long as the voters remain amateurs. – From film: The State of the Union. – Or all too passive, obedient, ignorant, prejudiced, even when it comes to their individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians strive for power and wealth for themselves, rather than for liberty, peace and justice for their subjects, no matter how often they assert that they favor and support the latter three aims. – JZ, 5.3.07, 25.10.07, 8.3.09. - POWER, PEACE & JUSTICEAC

POLITICIANS: Politicians suffer from the worst case of possessive love – towards our lives and our money – JZ, 19.9.92, 26.3.08. – Actually, they only allow us to earn and use THEIR money, which is, usually, all too depreciated and manipulated and often under-supplied to cause temporary currency famines of deflations, with much involuntary unemployment, sales difficulties and numerous bankruptcies. – JZ, 26.12.13. - PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TAXATION, PUBLIC DEBTS.

POLITICIANS: Politicians take care of their own. - FREEDOM TODAY, Dec. 77.

POLITICIANS: Politicians take from the many to give to the select few. - Essence of a remark by Peter Samuels, 6.8.77. ('”Politicians give from the many to the select few.”)

POLITICIANS: Politicians take licence with our rights and liberties. – JZ, 22.4.93. – They act, mostly, without out our individual consent or approval. – JZ, 19.2.08. - COMMON GOOD, PEOPLE, PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON INTEREST, YOUR OWN GOOD

POLITICIANS: Politicians tax my patience, my money and my life. – JZ, 21.11.91.

POLITICIANS: Politicians tax not only the purses but also the credulity of people. - JZ, 75.

POLITICIANS: Politicians tax our property, our lives and our patience all too much. – JZ, 22.9.91.

POLITICIANS: Politicians try to alarm us in one way or the other, in order to subscribe to one or the other “program”, “measure” or “policy” which is really only in their interest. I find all territorial politicians alarming, destructive, wasteful, prohibitive and even deadly with their “actions” legalized by them. – JZ, 28.11.93, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians try to make us believe that when they win only some competing candidates are losing and not all of us. - JZ 13.1.79. – VOTING, ELECTIONS

POLITICIANS: Politicians try to rule out all too many of our individual liberties and rights. Let’s try to rule out all such politicians. – JZ, 27.2.89. – At least all the territorially imposed ones. – JZ, 27.3.08. – END TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians want to be praised for using, spending and wasting the money they confiscated from you and me. – JZ, 7.5.78

POLITICIANS: Politicians want us to elect them in spite of or, perhaps, even because of their ignorance and prejudices. (They might consider most voters to be even dumber than they are.) – JZ, 7.5.83, 3.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians waste not only much of our money but also much of our lives. They, their territorial constitutions, laws, jurisdiction and bureaucracies are the greatest barriers to the full realization of all of our individual rights and liberties. They are, in effect, not our helpers and protectors but our main enemies. – JZ, 14.1.00. 14.2.08. – OUR MAIN ENEMIES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICIANS: politicians were only self-serving thieves.” - Ch. Shively, summing up Lysander Spooner's view, Spooner, Works, I, p.38.

POLITICIANS: Politicians who don't know how to live in freedom themselves, don't know the meaning of freedom and fight it in all practical cases - yet promise us, at election times, to lead us to freedom - and we are all too often foolish enough to vote for them and follow them. - JZ, 77. - Into even more wrongful prohibitions. - JZ, 5.11.02, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians who never made any decisions for others and would let everyone make his own, would be best. - JZ, 5.1.75. - Everyone should be free to be the decisive. energetic and active politician for himself and his own affairs. - JZ 21.9.82. – GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, GENUINE SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-DETERMIINATION

POLITICIANS: politicians whose principal concern is the battle for office.” - Simon Upton, The Withering of the State, 1987, p.108. – What withering, as long as individual and group secessionism is not yet realized? – JZ, 15.3.09. -

POLITICIANS: Politicians will pander to special-interest groups eager to gain at the public expense." - Dr. Donald Boudreaux – SPECIAL INTERESTS, LOBBIES

POLITICIANS: Politicians would be o.k. if they merely invited us and would not force us to share, realize and finance their dreams and personal empires. - JZ, 22.10.92, 9.12.03. – VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL VS. TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICIANS: Politicians would rather toe the party-line than that drawn by natural justice, natural rights, natural liberties and common sense. – JZ, 27.11.93. – But then most of those of voted for them or for other territorial candidates are not any better. – JZ, 15.2.08. - POLITICAL PARTIES & THE PARTY-LINE:

POLITICIANS: Politicians, all of them, should be declared noxious animals.” – Heard in conversation, - JZ, 10.8.82.

POLITICIANS: politicians, although elected by the people, represent only themselves.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.146. – At best and at worst they do represent the majority. In some of the best and some of the worst cases they do represent a minority. But all majorities and all minorities should rather be free to exterritorially rule themselves in accordance with the political, economic and social systems that they do prefer for themselves. – JZ, 11.3.09. - & REPRESENTATIVES VS. THE PEOPLE, PARLIAMENTS, VOTING, PERSONAL LAW, DEMOCRACY, VOLUNTARISM, REAL INDIVIDUAL CHOICES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT OR SELF-MANAGEMENT, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM,

POLITICIANS: Politicians, as a rule, are not “committed” to anything except getting into and staying in power. – JZ, 3.11.87.

POLITICIANS: Politicians, bureaucrats and generals provide the worst possible decision-making for almost every problem, most of the time and in most countries. – JZ, 27.4.95.

POLITICIANS: Politicians, by making monopolistic, centralistic and collectivistic decisions on thousands of subjects, for millions of people, cannot possibly fully satisfy everybody and merely hold up natural and free progress, accepted step by step by volunteers for themselves. – They are acting as universal censors and prohibitionists. - JZ, 22.9.92. – Naturally, this applies only to territorial politicians and their laws and institutions, not to panarchistic ones and their free competition in peaceful coexistence with other personal law systems, all also only for their volunteers. – JZ, 9.4.08. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE - EXTERRITORIALLY

POLITICIANS: Politicians, do nothing! (Let us mind our own business!) - JZ, n.d. – LAISSEZ FAIRE, MYOB

POLITICIANS: Politicians, in the interest of their career and of their addiction to power, are, in practice, prepared, and all too often and all too much empowered - to commit any crime. – JZ, 31.7.93, 18.2.08. – According to Pitirim Sorokin no other professional class contains as many ordinary criminals. As politicians they do have the opportunity to commit also extraordinary crimes on a massive scale, always, naturally, under false pretences, while playing the role of great leaders, and “protectors”, who are now even armed with mass extermination devices, i.e. have become the greatest enemies of all the divers peoples and populations on Earth, i.e. of all of mankind, the guilty rulers excepted, who might survive, at least for a while, in the safest bunkers. – JZ, 31.7.93. – These “weapons” are the least suitable ones for tyrannicide but do, instead, drive the victims of tyrants into the arms of the tyrants, as “patriotic” defender of the whole population they do tyrannize. While the nuclear “weapons” of the leftist totalitarian regimes threaten to mass-murder mainly only the victims of what they misperceive as “capitalists”, instead of liberating those, whom they perceive to be suppressed and exploited “proletarians” . – Even such obvious contradictions remained unnoticed by almost all on all sides. – JZ, 26.12.13. – NWT, TYRANTS REMAIN UNTHREATENED BUT THEIR VICTIMS ARE THREATENED BY “LIBERATORS” WITH MASS MURDER.

POLITICIANS: Politicians, instead of being penalized for disservices, reward themselves for them. - JZ, 22/6/77

POLITICIANS: Politicians, lawyers and unionists batten on to all productive opportunities like leeches or other parasites. You are only allowed to produce with their permissions, and while paying them the tributes they demand. They have established a new kind of feudalism, or serfdom, countrywide and territorially universalized. – JZ, 13.2.86, 27.3.08, 26.12.13. – TERRITORIALISM, FEUDALISM, SERFDOM

POLITICIANS: Politicians, like bombers, seldom see their victims.” – Donald Boudreaux, Chairman, George Mason University Department of Economics, in his article, "Losing Touch", located HERE. - Moreover, they can easily ignore the petitions and protests of their victims - but not so easily their jokes on politicians and their policies, planning, laws and program. Almost all people, quite indiscriminately, are the main targets of politicians, e.g. tax victims and tax slaves. Their raids upon them have become regular like clockwork and almost always heavier than before. Nevertheless, their victims still do not seriously enough consider voluntary taxation and tax strike alternatives and the many rightful alternatives to "Welfare States" and to territorial statism altogether. Well the slaves put up with it, even for centuries, more or less uncritically and largely without resistance. So politicians do have a very long experience to back up their wrongful and to them very profitable actions. Tax abolitionism is so far advocated only by all too few. It has not yet become a popular movement. (But it is surprising how many references one can find through Google, when searching e.g. for "voluntary taxation". - JZ, 2.2.11, 14.6.13. - The levying of tax tributes has not yet led the tax slaves to arm, organize and train themselves, properly, in independent militias for effective resistance and liberation steps. The net tax consumers, e.g. policemen, representatives, soldiers, teachers and all of xyz others, subsidized by governments out of general revenue, do uphold these abuses. - Abolition of territorial powers has so far been advocated by even less people. - JZ, 26.11.06, 14.6.13. We should complete our digitized literature offer on subjects like voluntary taxation, tax strikes, monetary and financial freedom and panarchism. In this format it could be done very cheap. Tax strikers should, temporarily, take over the payment of salaries for policemen and soldiers, until policing and defence have been privatized or otherwise reorganized or they can find other and better jobs, largely through the realization of full monetary and financial freedom. - JZ, n.d. & 2.2.11. - & AIR RAIDS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS UNDER PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES

POLITICIANS: Politicians, like generals, are professional killers, destroyers and looters – only they do it even more indirectly and under many popular false pretences and excuses. – JZ, 22.10.99. – Also protected by the laws they passed. – JZ, 9.4.08, 2.2.11. – Often also with the voting consent of many to most of their victims. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians, like Mafia bosses, are professional interventionists and exploiters. But, mostly, they are more clever or powerful because they manage to territorially legalize their nefarious activities and manage to persuade their victims to go on voting for them. – JZ, 22.4.93, 19.2.08, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians, like other prophets, should be made dependent on voluntary taxes only, paid by voluntary subjects and their doctrines should be applied only by and to their own faithful. - JZ, 15.6.91, 7.1.93. - VOLUNTARY TAXATION

POLITICIANS: Politicians, like the robber band leaders of old, rob the productive and share part of the loot among their unproductive followers. – JZ, 9.11.97, 2.2.11, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians, mostly after failing to become relatively outstanding and successful producers and creative people, strive for power over productive and creative people, so that they can mess up their lives as well and come to feel good about their powerful position. – JZ, 22.4.93. – 19.2.08. - POWER-URGE, POWER ADDICTION, POWER-HUNGER, POWER-MADNESS, MAFIA, PROTECTION RACKETS, LAWS

POLITICIANS: Politicians, political parties and their voters demonstrate the power of false and misleading words, definitions, ideas and opinions. – JZ, 21.9.98.

POLITICIANS: Politicians, to the extent that we let them, make a career of lying to us, cheating us, corrupting us, robbing us and even leading us to unnatural and all too early deaths. – JZ, 14.11.95, 26.3.08. – And for all this they want to be highly respected and obeyed by us! – JZ, 26.3.08. – Mostly leaders of Warfare States or territorial regimes, which ignore many of our individual rights and liberties even in their kinds of peace times, i.e. armistice periods. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Politicians, too, are social welfare parasites whom we can no longer afford. – JZ, 16.8.08 – However, all those still in favor of this kind of “welfare” should be free to continue it, indefinitely – but only at their own expense and risk. – JZ, 19.2.08. – PANARCHISM ALSO FOR STATISTS

POLITICIANS: Politicians, unlike scientists, almost never learn from experience and continue to apply the old false hypotheses and remedies again, and again, repeating the same mistakes, over and over, endlessly, as long as we let them get away with this. – JZ, 25.11.93, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians: Live off the people ...” - D. R. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.107.

POLITICIANS: Politicians! There’s a great chance for you, Oliver! If only you could write a history of this war that would show our people how easily they’d been used by scheming politicians – how needlessly they’d ruined themselves, killed themselves, brought misery, destruction, hatred to their country just to further the schemes or reckless men – you might be doing something for future generations.” - Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell, p.346. - A book on the American Revolution from the point of view of Empire Loyalists, who were often wronged and expropriated. But then they had nothing better in mind for the revolutionaries, either. I believe that most of them got away alive, to Canada. – JZ

POLITICIANS: Politics and the fate of mankind, are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness.” – Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1934-1942, 1962, 2. Translated by Philip Thody. – LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

POLITICIANS: Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan. - In both their "virtue" or their "services" is for sale to anyone paying their price - and willing to take the risk involved. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - & PROSTITUTES

POLITICIANS: Politics is a rat race in which the biggest rat wins.” - Owen Warrington, 10/72. – LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

POLITICIANS: Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.” - R. L. Stevenson, Yoshida-Torajiro.

POLITICIANS: Politics is the business of getting power and privilege without possessing merit.  A politician is anyone who asks individuals to surrender part of their liberty -- their power and privilege - to State, Masses, Mankind, Planet Earth, or whatever.  This state, those masses, that mankind, and the planet will then be run by ... politicians." - P. J. O'Rourke – POWER, PRIVILEGE, MERIT, STATE, GOVERNMENT

POLITICIANS: Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.” – George Jean Nathan, 1882-1958, attributed. - When they cause and prolong, by their territorial politics, wars, civil wars, bloody revolutions, economic crises and terrorism, it is not a trivial diversion but an extremely dangerous, deadly and destructive activity for its voluntary and involuntary victims. – JZ, 10.9.07, 26.12.13. - & VOTERS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM,

POLITICIANS: Politics is too serious a matter to be left to politicians.” – General Charles de Gaulle – Entrusting it to Generals is not a good enough alternative, either. – JZ, 21.4.08.

POLITICIANS: Politics, and the fate of mankind, are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don’t go in for politics.” – Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942. – Political leadership gives the appearance but not the essence of greatness. – Politicians are problem-makers not problem-solvers – never mind their false pretences. – JZ, 22.6.92. - GREAT MEN, GREATNESS,

POLITICIANS: Politics: A profession holding out the greatest amount of power for the least amount of training or responsibility.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.107.


POLITICIANS: Powerful government tends to draw into it people with bloated egos, people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man. Or as Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek said, "in government, the scum rises to the top". – Walter E. Williams. - In Panarchies on the one hand, most politicians would be granted less power. But on the other hand, until they have disappointed them, politicians would have unanimous support from their volunteers, which would make them, within that community, at least temporarily more powerful than they are now, when they have to cope with the politicians from other parties and with numerous special interest lobbies, while trying to woo or deceive the majority of voters. Genuine reformers among them could then become lastingly effective and influential. The conmen would be quickly found out and dismissed or even held personally responsible for their wrongful actions. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - POWER & TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, POLITICS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, LEADERSHIP, GOVERNMENTS, POLITICAL LEADERS

POLITICIANS: Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians are to patriotism.” – John Haynes Holmes, The Sensible Man’s View of Religion, 1933. – PRIESTS, RELIGIONS

POLITICIANS: Probably never before in history did so many people owe so little (*) to so few. - JZ, 76. – (*) Apart from the tax and regulation burdens these few have legally but wrongfully imposed upon the many. - JZ, 5.11.02, 26.12.13. – Instead, they pretend, that we owe them tributes, called taxes. – JZ, 21.4.08. -

POLITICIANS: Probably never before in the history of the world did so few owe so much to so many. - JZ, 76. - If they were truly held responsible for what they have withheld from and also done to us. - JZ, 5.11.02. – With all their own property and the rest of their lives, they could satisfy only a tiny fraction of all our indemnification claims against them. – JZ, 21.4.08. – But at least in some countries, with the State’s properties, held in our names, they - or more reliable trustees - could make most of the population well off in shares in the remaining State capital assets and these assets would then become more economically used. Naturally, ecologists, conservationists and socialists should be free to utilize their capital shares in their ways. – JZ, 16.3.09, 26.12.13. - See PEACE PLANS 19 C on

POLITICIANS: professional politicians follow fashions rather than set them ...” - Terry Arthur: 95% Is Crap, p.237. – LEADERSHIP, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS

POLITICIANS: Prostitutes sell only their bodies. Politicians sell their souls – and our liberties and rights. – JZ, 19.11.92, 2.2.11. – PROSTITUTION

POLITICIANS: protectors less apt to guarantee them against tyranny than themselves to usurp it; protectors who would afflict them with their own vexations and disputes until one of them, victorious over the others, had turned all his fellow-citizens into subjects. – Rousseau, Constitutional Project for Corsica, in F. Watkins, Rousseau, p.288. – PROTECTION, GOVERNMENTS

POLITICIANS: Public office is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” - Boies Penrose, COLLIER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 14th., 1931. – Not the first? – JZ, 19.4.08.

POLITICIANS: Put not your faith in princes - since they don't produce, they always steal.” – Robert Heinlein, in ???, p.109. - Put not your trust in princes.” - Bible, Psalms 146/3. – TRUST IN PRINCES?

POLITICIANS: Put your trust in politicians? You must be joking!” - Mark Tier in ERA THE ECONOMY REPORT, No. 1, 14.10.74.


POLITICIANS: Q: How can you tell if a politician is lying? A. See if his lips are moving! - OUTLOOK, 4/72. - Via advanced voice-stress analyzers (unless they are so rotten already that lying does not stress them at all!) one could go now through every recorded speech of a politician pointing out all the untruthful statements it contains and publish them oneself or via his political opponents, as long as they don't reach a "gentleman's agreement" against such exposures. - JZ, 22.9.82. – Also quoted in THE BLACK GAZETTE, Vo. 1, No. 3, Autumn 1977. – Since then brain scanners, checking the electrical activities in brains, have been developed that can discover lies with great certainty. They should have to wear these at all their public appearances, with the results being published a.s.a.p. – JZ, 16.3.09. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Q: Why do politicians carry shit in their wallets? - A.: For identification.” - OUTLOOK, 4/72. - Just an appeal for better jokes about them! - JZ, 3.4.08. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Quick quiz; can you think of your local member of parliament? Very good, you’re a good pupil, but, before you get to the top of the class, had you ever heard of him before he became a member of parliament, or better still, before he decided to become a member of parliament? - Well, perhaps 2 % could answer that in the affirmative, but what did he do? Was he a high-profile car salesman, the local priest or a great thinker? Was he a man of noble intentions, a benefactor? Chances are, he wasn’t. (*) Sadly they are not the people of politics and there, dear reader, lies the problem. You’ve given your vote to some man about whom you know nothing, to some man who prior to getting your vote had achieved possibly nothing, and you’re putting your welfare and that of your family in his hands – dear, dear.” - John Laws, Book of Uncommon Sense, PAN, 1995, p.42. - - (*) Most likely, he was just another and not very successful lawyer. But he could talk well. – JZ, 19.9.07. - VOTING, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, STATISM, GOVERNMENT, Q.

POLITICIANS: Rather than listening to politicians, watching them or reading their remarks and obeying their orders we should laugh about them or ignore them freely and go on doing our own things with our property and earnings. Then we could laugh also, freely, all the way to the bank. – What do they have to offer to us that is not already ours in the first place? - JZ, 23.12.93, 15.2.08. - LAUGHTER, HUMOR

POLITICIANS: Rayformers, Hinnissy, is in favor iv suppressin’ iverything, but rale pollyticians believes in suppressin’ nawthin’ but ividence. - Mr. Dooley. - (Reformers, Hennessy, are in favor of suppressing everything, but real politicians believe in suppressing nothing but evidence.) - Quoted in Tucker catalogue, p.73. – REFORMERS, COVER-UPS, SUPPRESSION, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Read's Law: 'No politician can fly higher in office than he flew while getting there’.” - Leonard E. Read: Talking to Myself, p.134.

POLITICIANS: Reform politicians not only tend to be dishonest but stupidly dishonest – whereas the business politician is honest.” – Robert Heinlein, Time Enough To Love, p.110. – Isn’t the professional politician also a professional liar, at least when he pretends to represent all the people in a country? – JZ, 13.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Reformers and professionals are alike politicians in search of jobs; both are trying to bilk the taxpayers. Neither ever has any other motive. If any genuinely honest and altruistic politician had come to the surface in America in my time I’d have heard of him, for I have always frequented newspaper offices, and in a newspaper office the news of such a marvel would cause a dreadful tumult. I can recall not such tumult.” - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th series, The Politician, p.132.

POLITICIANS: Remember that the key words in the sentence "I want to help you" is ‘I want’." – G James - AS HELPERS, PATERNALISM, BENEVOLENT RULERS, STATISM

POLITICIANS: Running for political office and staying in it is proof of ignorance, incompetence and almost unbelievable conceit. – JZ, 14.9.91.

POLITICIANS: Scientists endeavor to make the (*) impossible possible. Politicians attempt to make the possible impossible.“ – ("Die Wissenschaftler bemühen sich, das Unmögliche möglich zu machen. Die Politiker bemühen sich oft, das Mögliche unmöglich zu machen.") - Bertrand Russell, in my rough re-translation from the German version. - Politicians and political scientists are so unscientific that almost none of them has as yet examined and understood the simple, rightful and rational alternative to their territorialist beliefs, dogmas and institutions, forced upon involuntary victims, namely, fully exterritorial autonomy for all, under personal laws and this by individual or minority group choice, i.e., fully voluntary. They are all obsessed with not only ruling followers but peaceful dissenters and pondering how this might be done, regardless of the costs in money, lives and injuries and the masses of wrongs committed in the process. – Just like an ignorant, prejudiced and bloodthirsty ruling priesthood in ancient times. – (*) seemingly – JZ, 26.12.07. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, POLITICAL SCIENTISTS, POWER ADDICTS, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Scratch the surface of an endemic problem - famine, illness, poverty - and you invariably find a politician at the source." - Simon Carr, in his review of The Mystery of Capital by Hernando de Soto – PROBLEMS & THEIR CAUSES

POLITICIANS: Seeing the numerous disrespectful remarks on them, and their endless corruption and other scandals that were publicized, and how helpless they are in ending or preventing crises, it is a wonder that anyone is still prepared to vote for any of them. How many of them would still be in any parliament if all the dishonest ones were revealed as such and thrown out? –  How many of them, whom they really represent, apart from themselves, are liars and parasites? – How many of them are in office merely because they represent the ignorance and prejudices prevailing among the masses of their voters? - JZ, 14.6.13. – VOTING, REPRESENTATIVES, CORRUPTION & OTHER SCANDALS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES

POLITICIANS: Send your politicians and diplomats packing.” - Wilhelm Reich, Listen Little Man, p.73. – Rather, secede from them and leave them for their still more foolish followers. – JZ, 16.3.09. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: Sensible ideas can by now be electronically transmitted to politicians, like formerly letters to the editor to editors of newspapers. But, will they be read, accepted and acted upon or simply deleted or filed away? – JZ, 30.7.98. – As territorialists most politicians cannot act otherwise. Positive responses are to be expected only in communities of like-minded volunteers. – JZ, 26.3.08. – “Communication takes place only between equals.” – They do not even seriously listen to their opponents in parliament, unless these express the same ignorance and prejudices – and have had only rarely anything really worthwhile to contribute in thoughts and ideas. – When what they say makes some sense then usually only their ghostwriters have been active, not their own minds. – All the more one should appreciate the few exceptional minds among them. – Sometimes only a single person in a whole parliament. - JZ, 14.4.08.

POLITICIANS: Shooting a politician would be faster and easier than voting him out of office. This kind of response should only be outlawed when and where individuals may simply vote against him, as far as their own affairs are concerned, by individually seceding from him and his government and where they are free to re-associate in exterritorially quite autonomous communities of volunteers, doing their own things, under personal laws, only for or to themselves. – JZ, 13.8.96, 26.3.08. – Alas, we are still far from the day when territorial States will finally be considered to be tyrannical institutions and their leaders as tyrants deserving tyrannicide. Until then these misleaders will be safe. – JZ, 26.3.08. – TYRANNICIDE & SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: Should all politicians be qualified? No, they should all be disqualified. - JZ, 74. – Except as leaders of communities of volunteers. Fools want fools for their leader and do have a right to them. – JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: Should each of them have to exhibit, instead of decorations, a bar indicating the number of lies, broken promises and crimes they have committed and the popular errors, myths and prejudices they have been found to uphold and not yet publicly rejected? - Should this record be published every time their name is mentioned in the mass media? - JZ, 30.1.02. – If they want to live by their “image” let us make sure that that image is as truthful and comprehensive as it can be provided. – JZ, 16.3.09, 26.12.13. - RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICIANS: Should they be subjected to frequent and well publicized IQ tests, general and special knowledge, creativity and judgment tests? - Should they be continuously subjected to e.g. voice stress analysis for all their public utterances? - Should all their demagogic remarks, waffling and denials be immediately and publicly commented upon by linguistic analysis, showing them up as liars, demagogues, confidence men, tricksters, ignorant and prejudiced people? – I have read that it is possible now to measure brain activity to determine with almost certainty whether a person speaks the truth or not. Should all politicians be continuously subjected to such tests during all their public utterances, with the results to be published a.s.a.p. as a comment to their utterances? So far they have definitely got away with all too much and we have let them! – JZ, 8.3.09.

POLITICIANS: Should we become politicians who think only of votes from an uninformed electorate? Possibly, but more than that I blame our educators, who have not educated themselves, nor their students, to serious remedies.” - Mitchell Lurio, in Loomis, Mildred, ed.: Moving into the Frontlines of Social Change, p.8. - VOTING, ELECTORATE, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS ARCHIVE

POLITICIANS: Should we expect justice, peace, security and prosperity to be produced and handed out to us by politicians and bureaucrats? – JZ, 5.4.99. – Well, there are still all too many among us who think that merely by praying to an invisible God they can achieve something for themselves. The statists have at least made their deities visible and provide them with even greater sacrifices than are nowadays given to the Gods, c/o their priests. – JZ, 1.2.08. – RELIGIONS, GODS, LEADERSHIP, PRIME MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRAYERS

POLITICIANS: Shrewdness in Public Life all over the World is always honored, while honesty in Public Men is generally attributed to Dumbness and is seldom rewarded. – Will Rogers, The Autobiography of Will Rogers, 1949, p.9.

POLITICIANS: Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.” – General Charles DeGaulle. - NEWSWEEK, Oct. 1, 1962. - Other versions: Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others still believe him. – In another translation: “Since a politician never believes what he says, he is always astonished when others do.” - Often people come to despise politicians - but again and again all too many keep voting for them, often under the assumption that particular ones among them would be the lesser evil. The exterritorial autonomy alternatives for volunteers, based upon individual and group secessionism, is almost never seriously considered and thus, as yet, nowhere fully realized in the political sphere. - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 26.12.13 - UNFOUNDED TRUST OR FAITH IN THEM, TERRITORIALISM STATISM, OBEDIENCE, APATHY, DISINTEREST, JOKES, CREDIBILITY GAP, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Since our politicians have nothing sensible to propose e.g. regarding the abolition of the unemployment of ca. one million Australians and the ending of the ongoing inflation undertaken by “their” monopolistic central bank of issue, the Australian Reserve Bank, e.g. the abolition of this central bank's monopoly and privileges, they rather discuss the latest scandals, e.g. in the granting of Pay TV licences. It is all too typical for them that they by-pass the great and important issues – on which they are ignorant and prejudiced – in favor of the relatively trivial ones or of mere party politics, like leadership struggles. Alas, the mass media support them in this nonsense. Most publishers, editors and journalists are ignorant of and disinterested in the important solutions as well. – JZ, 5.5.93, 19.2.08. – UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION, MONETARY DESPOTISM INSTEAD OF MONETARY FREEDOM, WAR, TAXATION, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES. – See e.g.: Ulrich von Beckerath: Must Full Employment Cost Money? – on

POLITICIANS: Sir Humphrey Appleby made it a political axiom: Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.” - David Humphries, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 19.2.02. - LIES, DENIALS

POLITICIANS: Slave masters are brokers who trade and speculate with the value of slaves, which some people buy or sell or refuse to buy or sell, usually individually or in relatively small groups. But territorial politicians play around with the value of the lives, earnings and property of millions of people, whether they got their individual consent for such an abuse or not. As an alternative to such abuses, we are only offered the chance to join the ranks of thousands to millions of political opponents, who are, when they win, all too likely to continue with this territorialist abuse of innocent people, mostly not volunteers. We are denied the opting out or secessionist vote and allowed only the vote to elect another territorial master over us. And this vote, it is pretended, is supposedly “the vote” or “the right to vote freely”! – JZ, 27.3.95, 26.3.08, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Small crooks go to jail, big crooks go to Congress. – American proverb, quoted in reason, 7/82, p.14.

POLITICIANS: So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift; solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent.” - Winston Churchill, quoted in Bingham, C. Men & Affairs, p.93. - And was Churchill so much better, even to the extent that he attempted to show the opposite of all these characteristics? Aren't these men, in their indecisiveness, at least potential candidates for enlightenments while the decisive meddlers are beyond salvation? - JZ 21/9/82. – “... a wholesaler of disaster." - Aneurin Bevan on Winston Churchill. Ibid, 95. – Churchill was often very decisive – but mostly for wrongful and disastrous actions. How may of his brain cells were destroyed by excess drinking and smoking? Regardless of his extensive historical studies, he favored total war even upon women, children and other non-combatants, as if these could overthrow a dictatorship or had played any role in its decision-making. At the same time he did not make total war on criminal rulers. Was he aware that he was one of these? – Like Kings in former times, he made war rather upon the subjects of dictatorial leaders than upon these mis-leaders themselves. Even Jewish refugees from the Nazis were at first interned as enemy aliens! I do not know whether he had a hand in that wrong as well. Anyhow, territorial governments seemed to be unable to distinguish between real enemies and potential allies. – He certainly did not allow or invite the establishment of government in exile as alternatives to the totalitarian or despotic regimes. - JZ, 19.4.08. – AIR RAIDS, TOTAL WAR, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, LIBERATION WARS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, CHURCHILL

POLITICIANS: So, unfortunately, government has a human face, and it is necessary to look beyond this human face and concentrate on actions and deeds, not on words and appearances. We shouldn’t let a Macleans smile and a handshake distract our attention from the true nature of what a politician is doing or intends to do. – As a general rule, the more friendly and personable a politician appears, the more wary we should be of him.” – THE LIBERTARIAN NEWSLETTER, No.2, 1976.

POLITICIANS: Somehow it does not seem right that I should have to hire someone (a lawyer ) to protect me from those people (politicians, judges and their hired police people) that I had hired (*) to protect me. It just doesn't quite track. - Ernest Mann, I Was Robot, p.27. - Actually, he was not allowed to individually hire or fire the territorial officials for himself and like-minded volunteers – as a result of collectivistic and territorial election of officials. That brought about his and our difficulties. – (*) was forced to hire! – JZ 29.7.92, 13.2.08. – LAWYERS, PANARCHISM, PROTECTION, VOTING

POLITICIANS: Somehow the idea that someone in Washington can tell me how to work, what to eat, and who to do business with better than I can tell myself - just doesn’t sit right.” – Carl Helstrom, in letter to THE FREEMAN, 6/89. – POLITICS, POWER, PLANNING

POLITICIANS: Someone once noted that a 'gaffe' in Washington is when a politician accidentally tells the truth." - Jonah Goldberg – TRUTH, LIES

POLITICIANS: Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” - Mark Twain – PRESIDENTS, STATEMENT, PRIME MINISTERS, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Spare me the sight / of this thankless breed, these politicians / who cringe for the favors from a screaming mob / and do not care what harm they do to their friends, / providing they can please a crowd.” – Euripides, Hecuba (c. 425 B.C.) tr. William Arrowsmith. – (“provided” instead of “providing”? – JZ)

POLITICIANS: Still the only profession in which a man can make a living solely by bragging.” – Ben Hecht.

POLITICIANS: Stupid politicians or wild ones ... sometimes I wonder which is worse.” - Paul Brickhill, Deadline, p.75.

POLITICIANS: Subject all politicians to lie detector and voice stress analysis etc. tests on all their public utterances – and fully publish the results. – JZ, 25.2.84.

POLITICIANS: Successful … politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.” – Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), The Public Philosophy, 1955, 2.4.


POLITICIANS: Sue politicians for breach of promises! - JZ, 72. – However, in many cases we should be grateful to them for the breach of their promises – for if they had fulfilled them, this would have made matters worse and cost us still more. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Superior people would not strive for power over others but would rather act creatively and voluntarily than destructively and coercively. – JZ, 3.10.88.

POLITICIANS: Superman: I’m fighting for truth, justice and the American Way. – Loi: You are going to have to fight every elected official in the country.” - From: Superman I. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Swat politicians - mosquitoes only want a little blood!” - Bumper sticker reported by Vincent H. Miller in MERCURY, 1/79. – FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, Nov. / Dec. 87. – After all the wrongs and harm they have done to us so far and still threaten to do to us; there is not yet a single SWAT team prepared to act against them! – John Gunther, in “Inside USA”, reports a case of direct action of veterans, just returned from WW II, who literally threw a corrupt town government out of its offices, saying that they did not risk their lives to overthrow a dictatorship in Europe in order to suffer under one at home. – JZ, 9.4.08. – There should be rightful militia forces for such jobs - everywhere. - JZ, 2.2.11. - MILITIA, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Sy Leon has suggested that what all politicians really are afflicted with is Politicoholism, and he offered this solution to their problem: “There seems to be but one remedy for acute Politicoholics. They should be placed in comfortable institutions, beyond the reach of dangerous weapons, where they can act out their fantasies with each other, unencumbered by the real world. They can make speeches, solicit the votes of other inmates, plan the lives of one another, levy taxes in play money, issue decrees, and start imaginary wars for the good of their institution. Clearly, this is the only humanitarian solution to the problem of acute Politicoholism.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.70. – Separate panarchies or institutions for them, where thet can do their things only to each other. – JZ, 26.12.13. - POLITICOHOLISM, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS

POLITICIANS: Take all economic decisions out of the hands of territorial politicians. - JZ, 75. - To give them such powers is as wrong and absurd as to select some businessmen in the country and let them run all the businesses in the country. - JZ, 5.11.02. – BUSINESSMEN, MONOPOLIES, WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM

POLITICIANS: Tax politicians rather than people.” – JZ, 26.11.92. - Otherwise they might waste their wealth on election campaigns. – It used to be a common practice that offices had to be bought. But the proceeds went to the King and the offices were used for extortions, e.g. by tax farmers. – So only the doubtful honors and prestige and tribute levies went with the offices but no political powers at all. – After all, the Free Masons are happy with their fancy titles and so are the office holders in virtual reality utopias. - JZ, 19.2.08, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.” - Murphy's Technology Law # 2, contributed by Todd Dillinger. – While politicians mismanage what they do not understand, to make any crisis situation even worse than it as before. They do not even understand that it was mostly their own wrongful and irrational prior interventions that brought a crisis about. And all the time, while making matters even worse than before, they do assert that they have the situation well in hand. And the majority of territorial statists, their victims, still believe them! Compare the current economic crisis and the Keynesian “solution” applied by the politicians. – What was their “solution” to the nuclear war threat? Build more and “better” nuclear “weapons” and IBMs – and arrange for more and more “summit conferences” and “disarmament conferences”. And after decades of this “efforts” these “weapons” have proliferated into still more criminal hands. - JZ, 8.3.09. - TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians and their generals are just bullies, muggers and sadists on a larger scale – JZ, 21.3.95, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians are all con-men and delusion mongers, pocket-thieves and also conquerors, occupiers and tyrants, all different merely by degrees. - JZ, 21.1.04, 24.3.04. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians have no solutions to offer – only further problems. – JZ, 10.8.99. – PROBLEMS, SOLUTIIONS, POLITICS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians hold us or lead us back. They make every step forward a prolonged battle. – JZ, 25.11.93, 15.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM, PROGRESS

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians represent not the best but the worst in us. – JZ, 26.8.98. – And of us. – JZ, 26.12.13. – REPRESENTATION, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

POLITICIANS: Territorial Politicians would only be harmless if they made never any decision and never enforced any. - JZ, 75. - Only then would they almost be worth their salaries, allowances and pensions. - JZ, 5.11.02. – Or if they acted only among like-minded volunteers. – JZ, 9.4.08. – The latter would, naturally, only be possible under full exterritorial autonomy for all communities of volunteers, from anarchist to statist ones of all kinds. – JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians, as such, do not, as a rule, have anything sensible to tell to us. Nor do they have anything to give to us that they haven’t robbed beforehand from someone else. – JZ, 25.11.95, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians, just like preachers, habitually ignore the vital issues altogether or tackle them in quite the wrong way. – Thus they often achieve quite the contrary of what they aimed at. – JZ, 26.5.93. – All their actions are undertaken out of ignorance, dumbness or prejudices and they repeat the same mistakes over and over again, in some instances, like “price controls”, over thousands of years. Nevertheless, some statists still trust them sufficiently to keep on voting for them. “But, no matter who you vote for, always a politician gets in.” – JZ, 19.2.08. – All should be confined to their voluntary victims, i.e. personal law or exterritorial autonomy. On that basis they could even become allies of freedom lovers against open and territorial despotism if the remaining territorial States. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians: An, alas, still all too highly and widely respected group of professional criminals with involuntary victims. – JZ, 28.3.08, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Territorial politics and bureaucracy cannot be separated from corruption. – JZ, 13.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Territorial power politics is no good against territorial power politics. Excreta do not clean up excreta. (Shit does not clean up shit.) – JZ, 12.4.95, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Territorialist democratic politicians neither know nor want to know or practise anything that is not supported by the prejudices of large blocks of voters. – JZ, 13.3.95, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Territorialist politicians of all kinds are all political interventionists, regardless of the other differences in their platforms. That applies even to a libertarian party as long as its “limited” government machinery is still supported by taxation and applied to a whole territory containing many other kinds of people than lovers of economic freedom. To be consistent, it must offer its platform only to its volunteers, all of them subscribing to the supposed ideal of “limited governments” – but it must do this without claiming any territorial monopoly or conceding it to any government or community or society of statists. Imposing its kind of freedom upon any kind of statist or anarchist would also be an act of territorial despotism. – When selling government assets it would have to distribute the proceeds among all the citizens, including the statists, instead of using them to support its limited government scheme. JZ, 31.3.95, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Thanks to the media – particularly television – the public has the growing sense that most politicians are ineffectual, ignorant or inept. Voters have begun to look elsewhere for results.” – Richard Cummings, Proposition 14. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: That a handful of fools could parade before the people (other fools), promise the moon and stars in exchange for votes, and then suit their own petty interests once elected. They were all the same, no matter who won.” – Gary Alan Ruse, Nanda, ANALOG, Aug. 72. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: that insidious and crafty animal, vulgarly called a statesman or politician.” - Adam Smith, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 12/78.

POLITICIANS: That the politicians are permitted to carry on the same old type of disgraceful campaign from year to year is as insulting to the people as would be a gang of thieves coming back to a town they had robbed, staging a parade, and inviting citizens to fall in and cheer.” - Edgar Watson Howe. - Australian veneration of the Ned Kelly gang is not very far from that! - JZ, 22.9.82.

POLITICIANS: That’s politician’s talk – just farting in the storm.” – Craig Thomas, Snow Falcon, p.269.

POLITICIANS: The “medicine-men” and “magicians” of the “civilized”. – JZ, 14.7.94. – The difference is only that they are better paid, better dressed, more persuasive and have better pension plans for themselves. – JZ, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: The American Republic will endure until the politicians find that they can bribe the people with their own money.” - Alexis de Tocqueville.

POLITICIANS: The Ape, the higher he climbs, the more he shows his arse.” - Francis Bacon. - LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: The art of 'straining at gnats and swallowing camels' is highly developed among our Western politicians, and those who guide public opinion in what is usually called the 'free world'.” - FOCUS, Sept. 74.

POLITICIANS: The babble of politicians has become almost as unbearable to me as the babble of preachers. All nonsense, based on nonsense, leading to nonsense. All regarding their old, their current and their future crimes with victims, always leading to more disastrous and expensive results. Cannibals all, in their attitudes, feasting on our emotional and physical well being, when not also using up our bodies as human sacrifices in their wars. – JZ, 6.9.98, 26.3.08. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: the benevolent owners of the people, who will do anything for the people, except get off their backs.” – Josiah H. C. Wedgwood, Essays, Adventures of a Labour M.P., 1924, p.247.

POLITICIANS: The best that territorial politicians have to offer is simply not good enough. Nay it is, essentially, even based upon evils: territorial impositions and extortions. - JZ, 15.6.92, 22.3.08. – TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, LEGISLATION

POLITICIANS: The best way to evaluate, reward, punish or ignore politicians consists not in political territorial voting or voting with one’s feet but in the individualistic voting via individualist secessionism and voluntary associationism under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 26.8.92. – One’s own share in the remaining assets of former territorial governments can be settled later, once one is no longer subject to them. –– Compare the Finance Plan in PEACE PLANS No.19 C, offering a comprehensive privatization scheme, with taxpayers and citizens receiving their share of the proceeds. – On . – JZ, 19.2.08.

POLITICIANS: The bottom line is that if there is one basic legitimate function of government, it is to protect its citizens against predators. Politicians have failed miserably in this basic job, and to make matters worse, they now want to take guns away from law-abiding citizens, thereby making us sitting ducks for criminals. But if you think about it, politicians and criminals have a lot in common. Both are in the business of taking what belongs to us.” - Walter E. Williams, Do the Right Thing, Hoover Institution Press, 1995, p.149. - & CRIMINALS, GUN CONTROL LAWS

POLITICIANS: The boy, like a million other American boys, was a politician, and what was worse, fit as yet to be nothing else.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907, ch.3.

POLITICIANS: the brotherhood of thieves.” - Tucker. - THIEVES, ROBBERS & CONFIDENCE TRICKSTERS

POLITICIANS: The bureaucrats, who seize and dole out other people’s assets, initially see themselves as humanitarians. Eventually, they conclude they are indeed superior to others, and treat themselves accordingly. They make laws to which they are not subject; they vote themselves and their wards privileges and benefits. Then, they no longer serve - they rule a nation of the government, by the government and for the government.” - Linda Bowles – In Patriot Post, US 09 09 Brief, received 26.2.08. – GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation. It is the prolonged sacrifice of the rights of some persons at the bidding and for the satisfaction of other persons. The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly - is that those who are opposed to him exist for the purpose of being made to serve his ends, if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them. Is it wonderful then, if trick and intrigue grow rank and fast in the garden of politics; or that amongst the many things which you may find there, you will rarely find flowers that are fragrant, and fruits that are clean and wholesome?” - Auberon Herbert - & POLITICS, ENFORCING SACRIFICES FOR THE BENEFITS OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR FOLLOWERS, PARTIES, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGET

POLITICIANS: the character type that goes into politics today: not the problem-solvers, but the glamor-seekers; ...” Editorial, ANALOG 4/74. - John Campbell overlooked here, once again, that territorial politics is not the way to solve problems, but, rather, one to produce them. - JZ, 22.9.82, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: The coercive impoverishers. – JZ, 12.9.92. – Of, e.g., the “Welfare State. – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: the community has to pay the price of the blunders made by their elected politicians - who acted, after all, on behalf of the majority.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.91.

POLITICIANS: The compulsory and legal take of politicians is much larger than that of all private criminals combined. – JZ, 31.7.99. - PRIVATE CRIMINALS ARE MINOR ONES IF COMPARED WITH THE OFFICIAL ONES.

POLITICIANS: The confidence-man is as much a figure of urban social-democracy as he is of underworld society. … The confidence man is more dependent upon his victim than any other type of criminal – he can operate only if he has access to the credulous, the acquisitive, the bewildered, and the insecure. These characteristics are prominent in the urban electorate: while it is upon credulity and greed that the criminal swindler depends for a livelihood, his political counterpart depends largely upon the existence of insecurity, and the desire of the public to appoint a trusted delegate ... Of the elections in Britain between 1918 and 1940, at least 4 were decided by means which closely resemble those of the criminal trickster. These included the spreading of rumours affecting the security of savings, the forgery of documents, which were then released to influence public opinion, and the promise of direct financial gain.” –ALEX COMFORT, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, p.50, 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. – Perhaps the publisher became only belatedly aware of how anarchistic this book is and thus intentionally did not put it back into print, since he suffered under the usual anti-anarchist errors, myths and prejudices. – If publishers and or authors do keep a title out of print, for a few years, then their copyrights to it should lapse, automatically! - JZ, 11.3.09. - AS CONFIDENCE MEN, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, COPYRIGHTS

POLITICIANS: The cynic may say that one of the risks of endowing young men with decisive authority in government is that they have so much time to change for the worse.” - C. Bingham, Men & Affairs p.112. – And with old politicians one gets their long-established and by then unshakable errors and prejudices. – JZ, 19.4.08.

POLITICIANS: the danger of entrusting long-term problems to politicians with short-term mentalities.” - V. R. Forbes in THE AUSTRALIAN. Date?

POLITICIANS: The dirtiest and most wrongful and harmful profession, racket, trade and job of all. – Their victims run into the millions. They wrong and abuse whole populations and still wish to be praised and re-elected for their crimes – by their victims. - JZ, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: The distinction between the public life of to-day and that of the past can be summed up in a sentence. When our public men were our leaders, they strove to find us liberty. Now they look upon themselves as our masters, and are day by day filching more and more liberty from us.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.149. – LIBERTY, LEADERSHIP, AUTHORITARIANISM, GOVERNMENT, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, PARTIES, PREMIERS, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: The evidence is all against all politicians – but you will rarely get a confession out of them and their juries and victims will rarely ever convict them but, instead, will keep voting them into office and power and, thereby, into engaging in further crimes against them. – JZ, 8.9.93. – Until, finally, each voter can get his kind of State, government, society or community for himself and like-minded volunteers. – JZ, 8.4.08. - PEOPLE, VOTERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS

POLITICIANS: The farcical belief that Australia and New Zealand may merge (to become Cooksland?) was the subject of a talk by John P. Young, a management consultant to Wellington Rotary Club. In his talk, Mr. Young suggested for the capital a large artificial island in the middle of the Tasman Sea. He argued: 'This would make our politicians and bureaucrats even more remote ... and with any luck we'd be able to ignore them completely’.” - Column 8 in SMH, 19/11/79. - Why it is, supposedly, more farcical than a federation of other States was not mentioned. - JZ, 3.2.11. – FEDERALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The first concern of a politician is to be elected, the second is to be re-elected.” - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.95.

POLITICIANS: The function of (territorial! – JZ) politicians is to further narrow down the limited opinions among the people, to strengthen ingrown prejudices, to fan vulgar passions and to support all kinds of popular absurdities.” – Edmund Burke, 1729-1797. - Retranslated from the German version. – JZ - If they ruled only over their own volunteers they would have to put up or shut up. - JZ, 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: The gang leaders of a mutual “plunderbund”. – JZ, 14.6.13. - free wording after remarks of Frederic Bastiat.

POLITICIANS: The good kept out, the worst left in.” – Quoted by Oliver Cromwell, letter to Lord Wharton, 1.1.1649. – However, I do greatly doubt that there can be such a thing as a really good territorial politician any more than a really good criminal with involuntary victims. - JZ, 2.2.11. - PARLIAMENT, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The government has solved no problems at all. Each problem met by a program, continues in aggravated form. Perhaps the time has come for us to recall that other beasts, which terrorized and consumed, once roamed the earth. They are no longer with us. Like the brontosaurus, they became extinct. Tigers may be picturesque when confined to a well-run zoo. But civilization and tigers on the prowl don't go together. Today's patriot loves freedom and civilization. He is disenchanted with the tiger in the land.” - Robert LeFevre, The Libertarian, p.61.

POLITICIANS: the great majority ... talk frugality when votes are sought and who vote profligacy when favours are sought.” - Karl Hess, Dear America, p.202. – When quoting many libertarians who are by now deceased, it is for me like visiting a graveyard in which most of my friends or heroes are already buried! – Significant life extension is an urgent necessity for most still living libertarians. The market-like finance of sufficient life extension research should be among our priority projects. – JZ, 15.3.09. - Even mere obesity has already ended the life of many great libertarians all too soon. - JZ, 3.2.11.


POLITICIANS: The high priests of war, civil war, oppression, systematized and legalized exploitation, man-made poverty and misery – under all kinds of false pretences. – JZ, 21.12.92, 20.2.08.

POLITICIANS: The horror of current times is that those who hate individuality are the ones to seek political office or other positions of influence, so as to be better able to keep people in their molds and soothe their own insecurities.” - Ed Zdrojewski, DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP 10.

POLITICIANS: the humbuggery of political pontification on the screen. The politician who stands before the 'mike' is not interested in conveying knowledge to his audience, only with creating an 'image’. Therefore, after asserting his undying antipathy towards sin, he proceeds with half-truths and outright lies to convince his audience of his wisdom and his unflinching devotion to duty ...” – Frank Chodorov, ibid, p.165 in? – (I am getting tool old to eliminate all my remaining mistakes and omissions myself! – JZ, 15.3.09.)

POLITICIANS: The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer." - Henry Kissinger. - In spite of such an admission, he is still counted among the "great"! - JZ, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: The impulse is to brush aside these intermediaries and take power back into our own hands.” – George Will, quoted in the Karl Hess article, in PENTHOUSE, 2/79. – POWER, BACK TO THE PEOPLE, TO INDIVIDUALS & THEIR VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES.

POLITICIANS: The informal “trade union”, formed by all our territorialist politicians, holds us even more to ransom than all other trade unions combined. – JZ, 17.10.92. - TRADE UNIONS

POLITICIANS: The intelligent and efficient politician is a species virtually unknown in the galaxy.” – George R. R. Martin, Second Helpings, ANALOG, Nov. 85, p.81.

POLITICIANS: The jealousies of territorial governments, States and politicians regarding the ownership and control of “their” taxpayers and other victims, has the most disastrous consequences. Freedom for their victims to individually chose their own masters – or none! – JZ, 19.9.88, 3.2.11. – GOVERNMENTS, JEALOUSY, ENVY, TERRITORIALISM, STATES,

POLITICIANS: The key to understanding politicians is to grasp that they are fundamentally sick people. Not strong. Not wise. Not inherently more capable than others. They are merely gripped by a desire, nay a desperation, to dominate others and dress their egos in the emperor’s clothes of power. Knowing this can help you eliminate your dependence upon them. If you knew that a person had a mental warpage that made him incapable of respecting the rights of others, would you keep rational arguments for rights at him? Would you keep believing you had some duty to obey him? No, you’d just stay out of his way as best you could. Staying out of the way of criminal maniacs is difficult in a world gone mad with government. But it may also be your only sensible strategy for the moment.” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom. 5. - Ultimately, we do have to abolish their territorial path and power to our earnings, our lives, our rights and liberties. - JZ, 3.2.11. - & ADDICTION TO POWER, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, AVOIDANCE

POLITICIANS: The kind of politician we need: "Fred Schroeder was elected to the Wisconsin, OR, city council last year. He has not been seen since he filed for the election.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 3/77. – JOKES.

POLITICIANS: The king, parliament, great men in the city and army, have made you but the stairs by which they have mounted to honour, wealth and power.” - Walwyn: The Bloody Project, 1648, quoted in A. L. Morton, The People in Arms, 178.

POLITICIANS: The knowledge, experience, ideas and visions of most territorial politicians are all too limited to arrive at genuine solutions for real problems. Moreover, they are usually un-teachable and often even unreachable. – JZ, 4.10.98. - Leaders of volunteers only will really have to offer them something they can believe in and will have to prove their program by their experiments. Otherwise they would lose their followers. - JZ, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: The last word on the moral danger of fattening-up politicians with too much power came from E. M. Forster in “Two Cheers for Democracy.” - 'As soon as people have power, they go crooked and sometimes dotty as well because the possession of power lifts them into regions where normal honesty never pays ... the more highly public life is organised, the lower does its morality sink’.’ - Ralph Harris, in RIGHT TURN, p.26.

POLITICIANS: The least active (“pro-active”) policy should become the most appealing one to any politician worth his salt, likewise the most law-repealing one. But it would be one of the least productive actions to appeal to territorial politicians to so reform themselves. There are not enough well organized and financial vested interests that are quite rightful or enlightened voters to induce them to do so. – The more effective way for enlightened individuals and minorities, as well as for prejudiced and foolish groups, to get what they want, for themselves, at their own risk and expense, would be individual and group secessionism and voluntary re-organization under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. The dissatisfied members could only blame themselves for their own wrong choices – and would still be free to secede and join another and successful system practised among volunteers. – JZ, 25.11.93, 3.2.11, 18.6.13. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: The less a voter knows about (you) the longer he is liable to vote for you.” – Will Rogers. – The less a voter knows about a politician the longer he is likely to vote for him. – JZ, n.d. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: The longer I live, the more I sympathize with Guy Fawkes, except that blowing up politicians is too good for them.” – Peter O’Donnell, Pieces of Modesty, Pan Books 1972, p.33. – With such a mentality spreading among their voters and other subjects, politicians should be among the first to advocate the right of individuals to opt out from under them and to choose personal laws and voluntary communities for themselves that are only exterritorially autonomous. That would also open up many new political careers, with less power and perks, but with much more permanency, and personal safety - as long as they do manage to satisfy their voluntary customers. – JZ, 17.9.07. - & PARLIAMENTS, PANARCHIES & POLYARCHIES

POLITICIANS: The main lines of our national policy during the next few years must therefore be a fixed determination to get our money back into the hands of the people and out of the hands of the politicians. We must, for instance, cut away all those redundant Ministries established to win the war, and left with us to lose the peace.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, first published 1932, p.45. - It would be enough if individuals and groups of dissenters became free to secede to do their own things for or to themselves. – JZ, 18.2.08, 3.2.11.  – The taxes paid are already spent, including future expected tax revenues. What can be recovered by the tax victims are only the remaining real capital assets in government hands. Governments and their bureaucracies should become expropriated with regard to them. The tax victims, all of the population, should all get their shares in these assets. I propose an equal per head share See: PEACE PLANS 19 C, reproduced at  – JZ, 26.12.13. PUBLIC DEBT, PEOPLE PRIVATIZATION, POLICY, WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM.

POLITICIANS: The main spring of politics is mostly vanity, ambition, the power urge; only seldom greed and still more rarely the altruistic intention to serve an idea or a group of human beings.” – Coudenhove-Kalergi, Held und Heiliger. - („Die Triebfeder der Politik ist meist Eitelkeit, Ehrgeiz, Machwille; nur selten Habsucht und noch seltener der uneigennuetzige Wille einer Idee oder einer Menschengruppe zu dienen.“) - He still assumed, quite wrongly, that with the best of will and the greatest abilities, a territorial politician can really serve all of his involuntary subject. - JZ, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: The man who claims he can foresee and direct the future is a fool. The only greater fools are those who trust him enough to give him power.” - Joseph Sobran. - They must become confined to exterritorial autonomy and their volunteers. Only then will victims and victimizers, leaders and followers be able to learn sufficiently from their practical experiences with trying to realize their ideals. - JZ, .3.2.11. - FOOLS, VOTERS & POWER, RULERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: The man who does the best job of convincing the greatest number of people, that he will give them more of everything, stands the best chance of grabbing the brass ring of power. All candidates run on virtually the same platform, so what they actually say is not a factor. What is important is how good they are at saying it. – These are rather odd criteria for picking a man to rule a country, as Plato, paraphrased here by Will Durant, has pointed out: “In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill … we do not ask for the handsomest physician or the most eloquent one.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.68. – INCOMPETENCE, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY

POLITICIANS: The memoirs of the former presidential aide Donald Regan … revealed that ‘virtually every major move and decision of he Reagans made during my time as White House chief of staff was cleared in advance with a women in San Francisco, who drew up horoscopes to make certain that the planets were in a favourable alignment for the enterprise.’ - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.123. - & ASTROLOGY, REAGAN, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: The men against the people. The No.1 enemies - pretending to help the people. – JZ, 16.2.94. – At least that is the now common situation under territorialism. Things might change much for the better, at least in some communities of volunteers, once consumer sovereignty is introduced towards exterritorially competing communities under personal law. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, FREE CHOICE AMONG  GOVERNMENTS & VOLUNTEER COMMUNITIES FOR DISSENTING INDIVIDUALS & MINORITIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREGINTY & SECESSIONISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY

POLITICIANS: The men who so long beguiled the ear ... with specious promises, who mocked us with sham reforms and insulted us with barren concessions, who traded on the grievances of this country only to aggravate them, and who, with smooth professions on their lips, trampled out the last traces of liberty in the land, ... THE NATION, quoted by Herbert Spencer, “The Study of Sociology”, - The Political Bias, p.243.

POLITICIANS: The modus operandi which politicians have loved for so many years is: 'If it doesn't work, do more of it!' " - Ian Bernard – Or: Spend more on it. – JZ, 26.2.13.

POLITICIANS: The more diversity there is, the more you have to choose from, and the better chance you have of getting what you want. Thus we all benefit from diversity, and it is reasonable to encourage it as much as possible. But to introduce force into human relationships, to give one group of people - politicians - the power to tell another group how to live, is to destroy the foundation of human diversity. It is to shrink our range of alternatives to the confines of the politician's brain, which is small territory indeed.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.137. - EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM OVER INVOLUNTARY SUBJECTS.

POLITICIANS: The more politicians become known, the less popular they tend to become. Gradually they reveal their true colors and their lies and denials are less and less believed, while their crimes accumulate and become more and more revealed. - JZ, 27.11.02. - However, without the option for individuals to reject any or even all of them, for the individual's own affairs, we will become territorially saddled merely with another bad lot of them. - JZ, 3.2.11. - CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL & VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM, ELECTIONS

POLITICIANS: The more popular a politician is the more is he or she likely to share and spout popular errors and prejudices. - JZ, 16.10.98, 26.12.13. - And act on them. Thus the more likely is he or she to commit wrongful and irrational acts. – JZ, 13.2.08. - TERRITORIALISM, PREJUDICES,

POLITICIANS: The more power politicians have the less power the people have to decide and improve their own future by their own rightful because self-responsible actions. – JZ, 25.8.98, 3.2.11. – POWER, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, TERRITORIALISM, VS. SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICIANS: The more they do “for us” the less positive results there are for us. The less territorial politics and its politicians mismanage our lives the more successful we can be as a result of our own efforts, alone or through voluntary associations. – JZ, 10.11.97, 14.4.08. - Should we not finally end the experience with territorial rule after it has failed us for thousands of years? - J.Z, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: the most eloquent blind and dumb – misleading the blind and the dumb. – Unfortunately, they do territorially rule over their somewhat enlightened and involuntary subjects as well. - JZ, 29.7.84, 3.2.11. – LEADERSHIP UNDER TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The most serious problem in modern criminology is, one might justly insist, that of the indispensable and licensed delinquent. The existence of national and individual delinquents of this kind, and the power exerted over national attitudes by psychopaths, is today a graver threat to individual security than accepted crime.” - Alexis Comfort, Authority and Delinquency, p.21. - The territorial delinquents are only supposed to be indispensable. Exterritorial voluntarism would do away with them. - JZ, 3.2.11. – “… accepted crime”? – JZ, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: The most successful criminals are still on the run or even occupy honored positions: They are the politicians running for or sitting in office. - JZ, 14.3.75.

POLITICIANS: The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking, most often and in the loudest voice.” - Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919. – So, how did he get into office? Perhaps, like JFK, by putting himself forward as a national hero. – JZ, 19.4.08. – He cannot fully express what all the people in a whole population are thinking. But for his purposes it is enough when he expresses what the usually foolish, prejudiced and ignorant majority is thinking. – JZ, 8.3.09. - PEOPLE, LEADERSHIP, PREJUDICES, MAJORITARIANISM

POLITICIANS: The national swindlers are the worst conmen. - JZ 1/11/78

POLITICIANS: the next time the politicians offer us some alleged economic gift, let us at least ask them the question: INSTEAD OF WHAT?” - Henry Hazlitt, THE FREEMAN, 3/76. – Reminds me of a parliamentary law reform proposal that would require each law to be accompanied by a detailed proposal stating which laws and institutions should get their budgets correspondingly cut or removed altogether, in order to make the financing of the new law and its execution possible without increasing taxes or inflation any further. – But as long as they have still taxation, inflation and territorial powers and are free to raise the public debt (“investments” in tax slaves) all such minor reform attempts tend to fail. - JZ, 15.3.09, 26.12.13.

POLITICIANS: The oldest boy became a Congressmen, and the second son turned out no good, too. - Will Rogers. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: The one thing government has which we (you or I or any corporation) DON'T have, is the ability to use deadly force to accomplish its goals." - Neal Boortz  - FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, CORPORATIONS, MULTINATIONALS

POLITICIANS: the only 'sound’ economics a politician knows are those that help the 'ins' stay in power or the 'outs' to get into office. ...” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.138.

POLITICIANS: The only “workers” and “businessmen” and “professionals”, who do not give any genuine value for the enormous sums they extort from us in form of taxes.” – JZ, 10/88, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: the only choice we have at an election is between politicians.” – Michael Palin. – And all of them are territorialists! As such they are ignorant of or prejudiced against voluntary alternatives. – JZ, 22.3.08. – CHOICE, VOTING, ELECTIONS WITHOUT INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, PARALLEL INSTITUTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: The only commodity any politician has to offer is jawbone.” - Robert Heinlein: Time Enough for Love, p.110.

POLITICIANS: The only discernible difference between the politicians of either party and the functionaries of organized crime lies in the fact that when you deal with the Mafia's extortionists, you usually do get the protection you pay for.” - Robert P. Baker, OUTLOOK, 11/72. - PROTECTION, MAFIA

POLITICIANS: The only good politician is a dead politician.” – Alan Morgan, 25.3.84. - Just let us confine them to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy. For we do need deterrent examples as well. - Secessionism is more effective than tyrannicide. - When it comes to assassinations they are anyhow better at it than we are. - JZ, 3.2.11. - ASSASSINATIONS, TYRANNICIDE, MURDER

POLITICIANS: The only industry which is not depressed is the trade of politics.” – Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, p.154. – He should have mentioned, however, how depressing territorial politics is, for every moral and thinking human being, with its means and with its ends as well as with all its long-term consequences for human nature, while it persists and even for a long time afterwards. – It is the main incapacitating profession. – JZ, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: The only raise most politicians deserve is that at the end of a rope. - JZ, 78. – But, just to get rid of their “protection”, we should offer them a “golden handshake”. – JZ, 9.5.08. – However, the voluntary members of any panarchy should be free to raise and praise them as much as they like and give them any raise they ask for. – JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: The only thing that occupied a politician's mind for more than a week was getting and holding votes.” - Tom Clancy, Without Remorse, p.157.

POLITICIANS: The only thing they understand is getting re-elected.” - Richard Condon, Money is Love, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, quoted in S.M.H. 27.12.75. And sometimes they fail even in that. - JZ, 29/12/75.

POLITICIANS: The ordinary politician is only there to get into office and make money.” – Sudha Shenoy, 24.7.04, at ISIL conference in Rotarua.

POLITICIANS: The parasites were in control of the hosts – and they had convinced the hosts that it was for their own good.” – James P. Hogan, Mirror Maze, p.286. – Even that would be O.K. if the parasites could only settle in and remain – with the individual consent of their victims. – JZ, 27.5.91, 26.12.13. – Brainwashing people permanently would be much harder if they had some better alternatives daily within sight and hearing all around them. – JZ, 20.2.08. - PANARCHISM, PARASITES, REPRESENTATION, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The percentage of correct decisions, which individuals make, is very high when they are risking their own money and their own future. The percentage of correct decisions is very low when made by politicians, so-called intellectuals, and others, regardless of their intelligence, who are not faced with the discipline of having to pay for their own mistakes with their own earnings. - A. W. Stewart – FFF DAILY, 18.7.13. - BUREAUCRACY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

POLITICIANS: The personal qualities necessary for attaining office are practically the opposite of those demanded by the office itself.  The trouble with the damn system is that it selects for the skills needed to get elected, and nothing else.  A test that you can only pass by cheating can't possibly select honest people." - James P. Hogan

POLITICIANS: The political Mafia is solidly in control.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.43, on totalitarian States. But this does, largely, apply to the other States, too. - JZ – Democracies have e.g. not only postal monopolies but also monetary and financial despotism, territorialism and central decision-making on war and peace in common with the totalitarian ones. That makes them all too totalitarian themselves, at least in my eyes. – JZ, 19.4.08, 3.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The politician … is the courtier of democracy … For it was of the essence of the courtier’s art and mystery that he flattered his employer in order to victimize him, yielded to him in order to rule him. The politician under democracy does precisely the same thing. His business is never what it pretends to be. Ostensibly he is an altruist … Actually he is a sturdy rogue whose principal, and often sole aim in life is to butter his parsnips.” – H. L. Mencken, Notes on Democracy, 1929, quoted in THE FREEMAN, July 77, p. 448.

POLITICIANS: The politician attempts to remedy the evil by increasing the very thing that caused the evil in the first place: legal plunder.” – Frédéric Bastiat, in -  & TAXATION, - THEIR POLICIES, PLATFORMS, INSTITUTIONS & MEASURES

POLITICIANS: The politician is a man who possesses enough prejudices to satisfy with them the requirements of his fellow human beings.” – Source unknown. – (JZ tr. of: “Der Politiker ist ein Mensch, der genug Vorurteile besitzt, um damit die Beduerfnisse seiner Mitmenschen zu befriedigen.) – With them he does not satisfy their wants and needs but merely their prejudices. – JZ, 10.4.08. – How ignorant and helpless they are when faced with inflation, unemployment and war! – JZ, 16.3.09. -

POLITICIANS: The politician is a man who tries to keep his followers by keeping them angry about his opponents.” – Source unknown. (JZ tr. of: “Der Politiker ist ein Mensch, der seine Anhaenger dadurch an sich zu binden sucht, dass er sie im Zustandes des Veraergertseins auf andere erhaelt.“)

POLITICIANS: The politician is a type of creature known for its propensity to lie, exaggerate, embellish, and use all kinds of hysterical or bombastic attention-getting." - Rick Gaber

POLITICIANS: The politician is an acrobat. He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.” – Maurice Barrés, Mes cahiers, 1896-1923, p.12.

POLITICIANS: The politician is best who works least.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.171.

POLITICIANS: The politician is spared the pain of his decision, the executive the responsibility. Between the two, both the normal barriers which interpose between motive and act are by-passed or overstepped.” – ALEX COMFORT, “Authority and Delinquency, A Study in the Psychology of Power”, 1950, 1970, p.74, 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. - & BUREAUCRATS, TERRITORIALISM, RESPONSIBILITY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

POLITICIANS: The politician is the braggart and brawler of the hustling, // The common disturber of the peace, // The bungling purloiner of our goods, // And more times than not you know him as liar and knave.” - Labadie, Joe, quoted by W. O. Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.323.

POLITICIANS: The politician is the natural enemy of the little man.” – Helmar Nahr (JZ tr. of: “Der Politiker ist der natuerliche Feind des kleinen Mannes.”) – Even when he claims to represent them. At most he represents or shares the prejudices and ignorance of the little people. – JZ, 10.4.08.

POLITICIANS: The politician who once had to learn how to flatter kings has now to learn how to fascinate, amuse, coax, humbug, frighten or otherwise strike the fancy of the electorate.” – George Bernard Shaw, The Revolutionist’s Handbook, Man and Superman, 1903, 1905. - Flattery and deception gets you and keeps you in – political office. – JZ, 22.6.92. - After reading the above. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today. - W. L. Mackenzie King - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - THEIR PROMISES & TAXATION

POLITICIANS: The politician’s expediency is political (attainment of power); the voter’s expediency is material and moral. Though it is an absurd paradox, in reality a candidate’s chances of winning are tied to his ability to convince voters that he will, if elected, commit more aggression than his opponent. What this boils down to is a description offered by Jim Davidson: “You pool your life and property with those of other citizens and cast them into the electoral pot to be put at the disposal of politicians. Those who win the election promise to manipulate you to achieve the “common good”. More often than not … the politicians are really promising to steal from you to reward special interests.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.57.

POLITICIANS: The politicians are conspiring against the interests of the people. – A caller on John Pearce’s two-way radio show, 10/88.

POLITICIANS: The politicians are the modern but much more expensive equivalent to the “rain dancers” of primitive tribes. – JZ, 20.7.91.

POLITICIANS: The politicians can’t be blamed … because they are simply giving the people what they clamor for: more laws, more regulations and more taxes. And each day that passes means that the American people are less free and less prosperous. As the nation becomes poorer and less efficient the people cry out for more regulations and more subsidies and things only get worse.” – Jim Lewis, Liberty Reclaimed, p. 65. – What is the main flaw here is the territorialist, collectivist, coercive, monopolistic, communistic and State socialistic management or, rather, mismanagement of all the public affairs of all the population of a country, by federal, State and local governments. If people were quite freed, e.g. free to opt out of this territorial system and its imposed burdens and “benefits”, in order to self-manage their own affairs, as best as they can, they would soon learn to appreciate many of their individual rights, liberties and responsibilities, especially their economic ones, just like the Pilgrim Fathers did, after suffering for ca. 3 years under a communist utopian system, with all too much hunger, poverty, sickness and death as a result. The successes of the first secessionists would soon inspire most of the rest of the population. The remainder would only have themselves to blame. – Is the present State “educated” population unable to learn from the experiences of decades to centuries - what the survivors among the Pilgrim Fathers managed to learn from the bitter experiences of only 3 years? - JZ, 27.3.08. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COMMUNIST UTOPIAS, COLLECTIVISM, STATE SOCIALISM, PILGRIM FATHERS, PROPERTY RIGHTS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: The politicians don’t just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless.” – James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union – THEY WANT YOUR DEPENDENCY UPON THEM, NOT YOUR INDEPENDENCE OF THEM

POLITICIANS: The politicians in Washington and Ottawa are supposed to represent the people in our countries. – Sometimes one gets the ghastly feeling that they do.” – Richard J. Needhamm, THE MERCURY, II/1, 1979. – At most they represent a mostly ignorant and prejudiced majority. - JZ, 3.2.11. - REPRESENTATIVESM, STATISM, VOTING

POLITICIANS: The politicians look after themselves and nothing else.” - Judah Waten, The Unbending, p.91

POLITICIANS: The politicians must be running out of pie soon. There were more and more of their fingers in it.” - Trevor Mott, 8.6.76.

POLITICIANS: The politicians need us – but do we need them? – JZ, 1.12.93. – Q.

POLITICIANS: The politicians rule while claiming to serve. They extort while claiming to administer funds. They wreak havoc while claiming to protect. They serve and serve and serve, and we suffer and suffer and suffer.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.80/1.

POLITICIANS: The priests have maintained that the rulers are divine and the ruled diabolical; the politicians, that the rulers are competent and the ruled incompetent; and the physicians and psychiatrists, that the rulers are healthy and sane, and the ruled sick and insane.” - Szasz, Heresies. – Competent territorial politicians and statesmen are simply a myth. Territorial politics can only be wrongful and harmful quackery - for all too many people, those who are not voluntary victims of it and it is practised by conceited, ignorant, prejudiced people over all too many ignorant, prejudiced and deluded people, most of them also territorial statists and thus deserving such a treatment. – But the remnant, the somewhat or fully enlightened people, are not given their chance by this system to set better or even excellent examples and the even less enlightened and more prejudiced people are not free to set up, among themselves even worse examples than territorial States do and thereby contribute to their own enlightenment and that of all others. – Full experimental freedom for all political, economic and social systems that do not claim a territorial monopoly for their followers. Competence will naturally follow, as fast as possible, among various groups of volunteers. – Remember the incompetence of natural scientists – until they finally introduced the experimental method. - JZ, 23.6.92. – COMPETENCE, INCOMPETENCE, TERRITORIALISM VS EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, RULERS VS. SUBJECTS, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICIANS: The problem with political jokes is they get elected.” – Henry Cate VII – “The trouble with political jokes is – they get elected.” – Graffiti in Wolverhampton.- JOKES

POLITICIANS: The professional nation "preservers and defenders" are now the most powerful nation destroyers. - What does one do with surgeons who have become demented and turned into very efficient mass murderers or who very skillfully, scientifically and with high technology did prepare themselves for such crimes? - All politicians and military men believing in nuclear strength, maintaining it or preparing for it, are a menace to mankind and ought to be treated as such. - ABDICATION, AGGRESSORS, ALTERNATIVES, AMNESTY, DECISION, DEFENCE, DISARMAMENT, ENEMIES, EXPERTS, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, GENERALS, GOVERNMENTS, IGNORANCE, LEADERSHIP, MADNESS, MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT, MILITIA, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, OFFICERS, OUTLAWRY, PENSION CLAIMS, PEOPLE, POWER, PROTECTORS, RECALL, REVOLUTION, RULERS, SECESSION, SECURITY, SELF-HELP, SOVEREIGNTY, TYRANNICIDE, WAR AIMS. - JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos. 16 & 17, on

POLITICIANS: The Progress Party believes that “Truth in Advertising” should apply to politicians as well as to commercial products and services.” – From a Progress Party leaflet.

POLITICIANS: The promises of politicians are as insufficiently backed as is their paper money. - JZ, n.d. – All that paper money needs as a “backing” is actually only a sufficient immediate and short-term demand for it, e.g. in form of taxation, or the readiness to accept it for wanted or needed consumer goods and services, as with shop foundation money of shop associations or the option to use it as a means of payment in clearing, e.g. for the payment of debts. The language us on money is often as misleading as the language of politics. – Here I had, originally, abused it myself. - JZ, 16.3.09, 3.2.11. – PAPER MONEY, PROMISES, BACKING, COVER, RARE METAL REDEMPTIONISM OR MERELY GOODS WARRANTS, OR SERVICE VOUCHERS FOR CONSUMER GOODS SERVICES?

POLITICIANS: The question is not whether a politician should hold two or three other jobs but whether he should hold any official and territorial job. - JZ, 73, 3.2.11. - Rather, whether there should be any job, i.e., any territorial State for politicians to use and abuse for their purposes. - JZ, 5.11.02. – Only communities of volunteers should be free to offer politicians jobs. Territorial power jobs should not be offered to anyone. Even democracies and republics were turned into dictatorship and totalitarian regimes. Most territorial States are Warfare States. Remember that whole territories are now nuclear targets! – JZ, 16.3.09. – NWT: NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, Q., TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The reason so many politicians stand on their record is that they’re afraid somebody might read them.” – F. Rush, READER’S DIGEST, 2/83. – Another version: “The only reason (s)he stands very firm on her (his) record is to prevent us from having a clear look at it. – Anon. –J OKES

POLITICIANS: The reason things are not any worse in this messed-up land of ours is in spite of, not because of, the country's leaders.” - Angus Black: A New Radical's Guide to Economic Reality, p.111. – LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

POLITICIANS: The road to hell is paved with politicians' good intentions." - Chief Jerry Cameron – GOOD INTENTIONS, GOOD WILL, PROMISES OF POLITICIANS

POLITICIANS: The Rockefellers are a prominent example of the decline of a great family. Its founder, John D. Rockefeller, was an able businessman. His children were philanthropists. Their children are politicians. The purchase of the governorship of two states has not exhausted the fortune built up by the old man, but it must have at least slowed its growth.” - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.35.

POLITICIANS: The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly - is that those who are opposed to him exist for the purpose of being made to serve his ends, if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them. Is it wonderful then, if trick and intrigue grow rank and fast in the garden of politics; or that amongst the many things which you might find there, you will rarely find flowers that are fragrant, and fruits that are clean and wholesome?” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.235.

POLITICIANS: The same kind of dreary criminals take charge generation after generation.” – Joe Haldeman, The Long Habit of Living, p.188. - And all too many fools let them, almost always outvoting the more intelligent and enlightened ones. - JZ, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.” – Leigh Hunt, 1784-1859.

POLITICIANS: The scientists endeavor to make the impossible possible while politicians do often attempt to make the possible impossible.” - Bertrand Russell but only in my own rough attempt to retranslate the German version into English: - “Die Wissenschaftler bemuehen sich, das Unmoegliche moeglich zu machen. Die Politiker bemuehen sich oft, das Moegliche unmoeglich zu machen.“ - JZ ) - & SCIENTISTS

POLITICIANS: The secret of the political agitator is to make himself as stupid as his listeners, so that they come to believe that they are as clever as he is.” – Karl Kraus. (“Das Geheimnis des Agitators ist, sich so dumm zu machen, wie seine Zuhoerer sind, damit sie glauben, sie seien so gescheit wie er.”) - Alas, at least to some extent and even if he is very clever, he has to stick with some of the stupidities he was forced to utter before the crowds of his supporters, and to that extent he becomes the representative of their ignorance, stupidity and prejudices. – JZ, 16.2.08.

POLITICIANS: The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” - Will Rogers, quoted in The Peter Plan by L.J. Peter, p.190. – The Internet and email would now permit to compile and publish an incriminating dossier on each politician. – However, they have guarded themselves through their laws on libel and the threat of expensive and prolonged libel suits. - JZ, 29.7.92, 27.3.08. – Instead of trying to resist them, their laws, measures and institutions one by one, in prolonged and often fruitless struggles, we should strive for the freedom of individuals to secede from them and to do their own things among themselves, sorted out by themselves, into the kind of societies and communities that they do like, under personal law and exterritorial autonomy, practising any kind of political, economic and social system that they like among themselves, and employing as few or as many leaders or politicians as they like, all at their own risk and expense. Territorial politics as usual would and should thus be dissolved. A peaceful competition like e.g. in sports, arts, entertainment, life styles, consumerism and religion would result. – Taxation would be voluntary for these communities of volunteers. – This “meta-utopia” would have “room” for all kinds of peaceful, tolerant and productive utopias. Unproductive or even counter-productive ones would last only as long as their resources or their volunteers last. - JZ, 16.3.09, 27.12.13. - VOTING, OFFICEHOLDERS, JOKES, PUBLIC OPINION, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: The State in which the rulers are the most reluctant to govern is always the best and most quietly governed; and the state in which they are the most eager, the worst.” – Anonymous. - Non-interference and tolerance for all tolerant actions is the best rule. This requires free choice for individuals in every sphere, e.g. their voluntary communities full exterritorial autonomy, i.e. personal law systems. - JZ, 22.11.06. - STATE, TERRITORIALISM, RULE, POLITICAL ACTIVISM UNDER PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDM

POLITICIANS: The struggle of a few individuals on each side, which is exclusively personal in nature, has caught us in crossfire, and there is nothing we can do about it. We are powerless because, having accepted to be represented by them, we have never again questioned their authority and right to make us fight their battles, while they sit back and watch us perish. These are not our battles, yet we have to fight them on their behalf. They are not ours because we haven’t caused them – not even inadvertently; and what the few have caused, or rather created, has no relevance to us.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.154. – They did not permit us to individually give our consent or to refuse it – as far as all our own affairs are concerned! – JZ, 11.3.09. - REPRESENTATIVES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, MEN IN POWER, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, TERRITORIALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS OR SOCIETIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: The successful politician need only fool most of the people most of the time (preferably (*) at election time). Image is more important than substance; words weightier than actions.” - Mark Tier, THE BULLETIN, Feb. 14, 1976. (*) mainly? – JZ, 19.4.08.

POLITICIANS: The surprising thing is not that some politicians face criminal charges - but that not all of them do. - JZ, 73. - But then they have more cover-up options and good connections than most other people have. - JZ, 5.11.02. – As territorialists they are, inevitably, criminals with involuntary victims. – JZ, 27.12.13. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The territorial politicians should replace their counter-productive, exploitative and oppressive jobs with productive ones – or confine all their activities to their voluntary victims, i.e. within exterritorially autonomous communities under personal law. – Only then can they become genuine leaders, instead of remaining all too wrongful mis-leaders. -JZ, 23.3.07, 25.10.07, 3.2.11, 27.12.13. - TERRITORIAL & COERCIVE ONES

POLITICIANS: the travelled idiots who duly misgovern the land.” – Rudyard Kipling, Pagett, M.P.

POLITICIANS: The trouble with political jokes is – they get elected.” – Graffiti in Wolverhampton. Also: Badge A Minit slogan.

POLITICIANS: The trouble with politicians is that they always put my money where their mouth is.” – Quoted in THE VOLUNTARYIST, Feb. 96. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: The trouble with politicians is that they try to mind our affairs instead of merely their own. - JZ, 21.5.82. - MYOB

POLITICIANS: The trouble with territorial leaders is that they are not trying to do nothing but rather something, no matter how wrong, absurd or foolish. - JZ, 2.2.76, 2.2.02. - LEADERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS

POLITICIANS: The trouble with the damn system is that it selects for the skills needed to get elected, and nothing else … which requires only an ability to fool a sufficient number of people for just long enough to get the votes. … Unfortunately the personal qualities necessary for attaining office are practically the opposite of those demanded by the office itself. A test that you can only pass by cheating can’t possibly select honest people, can it? You’d think that would be obvious enough, …” - James P. Hogan, Code of the Live Maker, p.237.

POLITICIANS: The United States was supposed to have a limited government because the founders knew political power attracts swarms of crooks, demagogues and despots as surely as horse manure attracts swarms of horseflies." - Rick Gaber – Any territorial power is, by its very nature, already an all too unlimited power and thus likely to be abused. – JZ, 3.9.12. – TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS?

POLITICIANS: The very name of a politician, a statesmen, is sure to cause terror and hatred; it has always connected with it the ideas of treachery, cruelty, fraud, and tyranny; …” - Edmund Burke, quoted by Sprading, p.64.

POLITICIANS: the very persons your decisions may injure, though they may stop voting for you, are nonetheless compelled to obey your dicta if only enough others come forward to take up the gaps in the ranks of those who may have favored you at once time. Thus, your function is to play one segment of the population against the other, to stir up discord and dissent, to fragment society in the very same way Julius Caesar indicated as a practical expedient for all those who lust for power. It is called 'divide and conquer.’ - Robert LeFevre, The Power of Congress, p.120. - VOTING

POLITICIANS: The Virginia Code (1930) has a statute: "To prohibit corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than candidates." - Dick Hymen's The Trenton Pickle Ordinance. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: The visions and fantasies of territorial politicians, if practicable and realized at all, are always realized largely at the expense of their involuntary victims, usually close to a majority of a population or a number of minorities. And for this kind of wrongful disserves they want to be highly respected, honored and paid for by all and they do cleverly enforce the payment of this imposed “debt”. – JZ, 9.1.95. – Voluntary membership, taxation and contribution schemes would quickly sort out the wanted from the unwanted service institutions and would abolish the latter. Only those of voluntary victims would remain. – VOTING, VOTING BY SECESSIONISM & VOLUNTARISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION OR CONTRIBUTION SCHEMES

POLITICIANS: The warped individuals who would have become slaveholders or overseers in times past, today run for public office or join the IRS. They are people who enjoy dominating others and wielding force and violence.” – Mike Ketcher, FREEDOM TODAY, Dec. 77. – POLICEMEN, BUREAUCRATS

POLITICIANS: The worst political criminals do not serve time but rule over their victims. – JZ, 10.9.91. – They are publicly honored and feasted, regardless of how little they deserve this and do gain more and more power over their victims. – JZ, 27.3.08. – TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The worst secret robbers and murderers. – JZ, 6.11.95. – Not only the worst of the secret ones but also the worst of the open ones. They are even allowed to legalize their crimes. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Their primary error lies in making the false assumption that some politicians are better than others. This error they share with the whole American people.” – H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th series, The Politician, p.133. – As territorialists they cannot be just, rational and economical. – JZ, 27.12.13. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Their stupidity, wrongs and mistakes increase with the demand for them. – JZ, 7.5.91, 27.3.08.  – Under territorial, coercive and collectivist monopolism. Without this exclusive, forced and collectivist feature Gresham’s Law would apply, i.e. the good systems would drive out the bad, just like under monetary freedom, when there is no monopoly money with legal tender (compulsory acceptance and a forced value) power, the good monies would drive out the bad ones. – Only under territorialism can the bad laws and institutions drive out the good ones. - JZ, 27.12.13. – GRESHAM’S LAW, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONS & REFUSALS TO ACCEPT BAD MONIES OR THE RIGHT TO DISCOUNT THEM

POLITICIANS: Theirs is the competence of the successful swindler.” - Robert P. Baker, OUTLOOK, 11/72.

POLITICIANS: There ain't no ticks like poly-ticks.  Bloodsuckers all." - Davy Crockett

POLITICIANS: There are fools, damn fools and - politicians. – JZ, 24.4.82. - They are fools but smart fools where their own advantage is involved. – JZ, 25.7.82. But if there are or were a few among them who had a rightful and practicable social reform program then they could do even better for themselves – under panarchism! - JZ, 21.9.82, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: There are hardly two creatures of a more different species than the same man when pretending to a place and when in possession of it.” - George Savile, Lord Halifax, 1633-1695, quoted under the heading: Insolence of Office.

POLITICIANS: there are never many candidates the voters can respect.” - David Drake, The Last Battalion, p.62 in ANALOG 9/77.

POLITICIANS: there are no good and bad politicians, only bad ones and worse; provisional governments turn into permanent ones inevitably; the best government is no government at all.” – Albert Meltzer, A New World in our Hearts, p.60. – While he is right on territorial governments, is he also right for competing or voluntary governments, societies and communities of volunteers only, all confined to exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, none of them with any territorial powers and privileges? I doubt that he has ever asked himself that question. Most anarchists haven’t as yet. The same is true for most libertarians, all still faithful territorialists, although, usually of the decentralist territorialist type. – JZ, 22.3.08. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, Q., VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENTS, LIMITED BUT STILL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

POLITICIANS: There are only two kinds of politicians: those who have stopped lying and those who are still alive.” – Thomas Sowell. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner.” – H. L. Mencken. – That would be one of their least harmful promises and actions. – JZ, 12.9.92.

POLITICIANS: There are still too many criminals and barbarians among us and over us.” – JZ, 23.7.05. – And we are still not free to secede from them. – JZ, 30.10.07. - CRIMINALS & BARBARIANS, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, POWERS, SECESSIONISM. VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: There are two sorts of people: My friends and politicians.” – John Pearce, 29.9.88. – Our main enemies: Wolves camouflaged as sheep of obedient dogs. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: There is a small minority of well-educated people with relatively sensible views on economics, and an extremely tiny minority of economists with highly sensible views. Then there's everybody else. ... To win, a politician needs to please the median voter. It makes little difference if a few thousand economists think you a fool." - Bryan Caplan – VOTING, ECONOMICS

POLITICIANS: There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men and expects to make a living at it.” – Edgar Watson Howe, Ventures in Common Sense. - From it? - JZ

POLITICIANS: There is but one way for a newspaperman to look at a politician - and that is down.” - F. H. Simonds, 1878-1936. - But they have at least in common that both cater to the lowest common denominator, try to stay on both sides of an issue and do not take any truth "too" serious. - JZ 22.9.82. – JOURNALISTS, PRINCIPLES, TRUTHS, LIES


POLITICIANS: There is no greater immorality than to occupy a place you cannot fill.” - Napoleon I, to his brother Joseph, King of Spain - Bercovici, in LIBERTY, 6/12/1930. - And that applies especially to all territorialists, including the Napoleons, down to the territorialist voters. For they do not only try to live their own lives but to direct those of whole populations, although they are merely humans and certainly not the best examples of our species. - Naturally, regarding minor jobs, professions and trades, their kind of competence is required for a sufficiently good performance. But that kind of competence is within reach of many to most humans. Territorial politicians try the impossible - and only reveal their incompetence to deliver it and their mental deficiencies in not realizing their own limitations. Mostly they cannot even run their own lives very successfully. - Do their own nuclear and extended family members quite honestly vote for them - or do they know them too well for that? - JZ, 25.7.82, 3.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM WITHOUT SUPERMEN & GODS.

POLITICIANS: There is no limit to the hunger politicians have for the money you've worked so hard for. ... You can tell them to take a hike, but then the guns come out." - Neal Boortz – Aim at ending your serfdom status as an involuntary resource for them. – JZ, 3.9.12. – SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISMM, COMPETITION, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE: PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: There is no such thing as a cheap politician!” – Dr. Laurence J. Peter

POLITICIANS: There is nothing right and positive that a politician can do which private volunteers could not do better, faster and much cheaper. – JZ 25.11.93. - And quite rightly, too, without imposing any tributes and forced labor or other wrongs and irrationalities upon anybody. - JZ, 3.2.11. – VOLUNTARISM & COMPETION, FREE ENTERPRIS & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

POLITICIANS: There is nothing that politicians like better than handing out benefits to be paid for by someone else." - Thomas Sowell – GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WELFARE STATE, BUYING VOTES

POLITICIANS: There is only one thing I have got against some animals that are beasts of prey: they get into political offices. - JZ, 75, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: There is only one way for politicians to help Europeans, or any people: let them be, let them go to work, let them produce what they can, and exchange their surpluses as they see fit. Get off their backs, and they won't need charity.” - Frank Chodorov. – We are not on their backs. They are on ours. By now politicians have sunk so low that they do subsidize, out of tax funds, even many charities! And this without downsizing their Welfare States. - We should neither be charitable to them nor pay any tributes to them, nor obey them or their laws, unless we volunteer to become and remain members or subjects and victims of their competing governments or voluntary governments. - JZ, 3.2.11, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: There really are four stone ages: the Old, the Middle, the New and the Politician’s Age. - D.Z., 76. - Their greatest "achievement": They have several times brought us close to a general nuclear holocaust! Secondly, an enormous tax and law burden. Thirdly: One economic crisis after the other, due to their wrongful and irrational anti-economic meddling. - All of their failures constitute good cases for individual and group secessionism and exterritorially autonomous alternatives to their systems for all kinds of volunteers. - I do not know of even one of them who knows and upholds all genuine individual rights and liberties - or is even seriously interested in them. The territorialists among them, so far more than 99.99%, are as such very dangerous power addicts and power mongers, all too often even with nuclear war buttons within their reach and thus a great threat to the human race. - JZ, 3.2.11, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: There was no Personnel Reliability Program for politicians. You ever hear of a Nixon or a Carter or a Reagan going down to San Antonio to take the test? You think the Politburo got psychological screening, whatever the hell they called it over there? - William Prochnau, Trinity’s Child, Sphere Books, 1985, p.275.

POLITICIANS: There's a portrait of himself in his office, but it's not a true resemblance. He's shown with his hand in his pocket.” - Safian, Insults, 11/157. - Alas, they have two hands and two pockets for our earnings! - JZ, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: There's something psychotic about people who go around asking whether large business concerns should be allowed to operate without first getting government permission for every little thing, but who never ask whether politicians should be allowed to shake down businesses and businessmen any damn time they want to." - Rick Gaber – They run the largest protection rackets. – JZ, 27.12.13. - PERMITS, COMPULSORY LICENSING, BUSINESS, CORPORATIONS, ANTI-CAPITALISM MENTALITY.

POLITICIANS: These allegations of politicians and unions being associated with criminals could give us a bad name …” - Cartoon by Pracy in THE SUN, Aug 27th, 1882, shows some crooks in conference over news reports. (Costigan Report). – CRIMINALS, UNIONISTS & TERRITORIAL STATISTS, JOKES

POLITICIANS: These gentlemen have no time and the masses have nothing to say. With a low standing one does not get the word and with a high one, one has not time to reason.” – Helmar Nahr – (“Die Herren haben keine Zeit und die Masse hat nichts zu sagen. Unten kommt man nicht zu Wort, oben nicht zur Besinnung.“)

POLITICIANS: these men are only anxious lest they should make a mistake in finding out what the majority of their constituents would like them to think; …” - John Morley, On Compromise, p.126/27.

POLITICIANS: "inform" without informing. They "reply" without replying. They "decide" without deciding anything rightfully and rationally. They "give" without giving anything they own. They legally "take" without, mostly, taking it themselves. They are “responsible” without being held responsible. They act "in public" and yet largely secretly. They are "frank" without being frank. – JZ, 22.11.93, 15.2.08. – How do the fortunes or war chests that some former kings extorted compare with those which some politicians accumulated in secret foreign accounts, under various cover names? To the Russian president Putin over 40 billion in US dollar assets have recently been ascribed - by his opponents. All, if true, naturally, quite honestly earned! – Crime still seems to pay, at almost every level. - JZ, 15.2.08. - Best at the "highest", the territorialist level. - JZ, 3.2.11. - STATEMENTS FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION

POLITICIANS: They (politicians) are the semi-failures in business and the professions, men of mediocre mentality, dubious morals, and magnificent commonplaceness.” - W. B. Pitkin, The Twilight of the American Mind, p.81.

POLITICIANS: They all pursue, primarily, their own interests and this at your expense and risk.” – JZ, 5.4.99, 13.2.08. - BUREAUCRATS & LAWYERS

POLITICIANS: They are in further over their heads than anyone else because the ONLY thing they understand is getting re-elected. Everything politicians do to HELP, as you call it, only postpones the fatal collapse that is the normal part of the business cycle except that, if the government doesn't help, it may only be a small collapse.” - Richard Condon: Money is Love, p.165. - The consent of the victim, again: While a few firms will always go broke, they do not amount to even a small collapse of the whole economy. Without very basic territorial State interventionist acts not even minor general collapses would occur. - JZ - There is no such thing as a normal and natural business cycle. The cycles that do and did occur are largely merely the result of monetary and financial despotism. We had never as yet a fully free economy. Under full monetary and financial freedom and all other economic liberties, we would have continuously booming economies, at least for the ones who choose them for their own communities of volunteers. - Those who would choose disaster-producing anti-economic policies for themselves would, naturally, have to suffer the consequences. - JZ, 3.2.11. - ECONOMIC CRISES, UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION, STRAGFLATION, DEFLATION, TAXATION, REGULATIONS ETC.

POLITICIANS: They are laws unto themselves, and the agents of no one or no group except themselves. Their clienteles are large, but shifting and unstable. Like marauding bands of barbarians, the politicians act without principle because principles are too restricting. Anything, goes, ...: - H. S. Ferns: The Disease of Government, p.134.

POLITICIANS: They are not serving the “people”, far less all individuals. They are using “the people”, all their diverse individual territorial subjects, to serve their own ends. – Let individuals choose for themselves the kinds of laws and institutions they want for themselves, regardless of what the majority of people will then choose for themselves. The more enlightened people will then and gradually enlighten the masses, as far as they can be enlightened, by setting them better practical examples on how to live rightfully, freely, securely, peacefully and prosperously. – JZ, 23.6.99, 14.2.08.

POLITICIANS: They are only trying to stay one step ahead of the crowd so that they can point to their position and claim to be 'leaders'.” - JAG, Aug 26th., 1978. - LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: They are running away with our money and our liberties, our security and often even with our very lives – and, as a class, as statists and as their territorial subjects and victims, we (all too many of us - JZ, 3.2.11.) do, nevertheless, allow them to get away with this. – JZ, 30.5.91, 19.2.08. – PEOPLE, STATISM, OBEDIENCE, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, DELUSIONS OF VOTERS, REPRESENTATIVES, TAXATION, WAR, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

POLITICIANS: they are still trying to pass themselves off as responsible leaders admired by the public. And when the voting public doesn't respond, the people get blamed, not the politicians.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.129.

POLITICIANS: They are twice as bad as anything else.” – From the movie: Last Action Hero, with Arnold Schwarzenegger – THE GREATEST CRIMINALS

POLITICIANS: They are usually the greatest fools or the worst scoundrels on earth.” – Martin Luther, Von weltlicher Obrigkeit, Weimar edition, vol. XI, S. 246/47, 267/68. – RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

POLITICIANS: They become predators – “plundering or robbing”. They indulge in legal thievery, having written the very statutes that make their actions legal!” - Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.68.

POLITICIANS: they came in only two varieties, bad and worse.” - George Whitley, Familiar Pattern, p.102 of ASTOUNDING SF, Br. Ed., 1/60. - Even they would be harmless for most people - IF they were only allowed to rule exterritorially, over their volunteers. - JZ, 17.8.02. - & PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: They encourage contributions from the rich and votes from the poor under the pretence that they’re protecting them from each other.” – Anon.

POLITICIANS: They feel they are far better suited to make decisions about your life than you are. An ancient Earthman said it best: 'In every generation there are those who want to rule well - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters - but they mean to be masters’.” - F. Paul Wilson: The Healer, p.93, quoting Daniel Webster. - So far there are no laws or constitutions penalizing this kind of addiction or laws allowing the victims of it to secede from these addicts. - JZ, 3.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, POWER ADDICTS, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: They have the worst case of attention deficit disorders. Like with small boys, all their attention is concentrated on trivial or irrelevant things or on their usual power games. For all the big and urgent questions they show either no interest, knowledge and ingenuity, creativity and positive ideas at all or have merely the usual wrong answers, based upon popular errors, myths and prejudices. – I do not know why anyone should any further vote for them, worship them or pray to them or even listen to them or read what they are saying, except for becoming better prepared to resist their old and new despotic attempts and projects. Alas, the resistance and alternative action options, which they have left open to us, are all too small and ineffective, e.g. one vote among millions. We would first have to achieve freedom of action for ourselves, quite independent from their laws, institutions and powers, perhaps starting with an optimal declaration of all individual rights and liberties, not merely those few, which they are prepared to fractionally concede to us. – JZ, 31.1.05, 24.10.07, 3.2.11. - TERRITORIAL POLITICIANS, FREEDOM OF ACTION, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICIANS: They hold politics and politicians in the lowest esteem. They believe politicians are irrelevant charlatans and that the country survives despite them.” - Result of ANOP survey on the 15% of swinging voters. – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 19.11.79.

POLITICIANS: They make the rules but they don't have-to obey them. - T. Z., 76.

POLITICIANS: They promise mountains, and perform molehills. - CH. Spurgeon, Ploughman's Pictures, p.18. - While preventing us from climbing or even building mountains and conquering space as fast as possible. Their mediocre or inferior thinking and restrictive legislation hold everyone back and prevent the release of the enormous creative energies of mankind, which could only be released by freeing all peaceful, productive and creative individuals. – JZ, 6.7.82, 3.2.11. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LAISSEZ FAIRE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE

POLITICIANS: They say one thing, then they get them in there and they do another.” – Ms. Dorothy Eubanks, NEW YORK TIMES, 7.11.90.

POLITICIANS: They tax us, mis-rule us and lie to us and still pretend that they are doing us a great favor e.g. when they return to us part of what they had stolen from us. And we, i.e., all too many of us, still tend to believe them, and vote for them, again and again. – JZ, 24.8.93, 19.2.08. – In real capital assets they control huge fortunes in our names – but do not pay us any interest or dividends from them, because they mismanage them. We should expropriate the politicians and bureaucrats in this respect, disregard any public debts they have taken up and sold, which are really merely “investments” in tax slaves, i.e. ourselves and our descendants, and should distribute titles to all these assets to the whole population, which was victimized so much by them and for so long. In Australia this might still bring us a million dollars per head of the population. (In much inflated dollars, since I wrote PEACE PLANS 19 C, in 1976. – JZ, 27.12.13.) Once this is generally realized, the present territorial governments won’t last very much longer. People would like to see these assets rather in their own hands than in those of politicians and bureaucrats. In the average they would also make much better use of them, if not directly, under their own management, but under the management they would then individually choose for them. See especially PEACE PLANS 19c. – JZ, n.d.

POLITICIANS: they tend to think first, and at times almost exclusively, in terms of the question 'Who shall bully whom?’ - Aldous Huxley, Science, Liberty and Peace, p.54.

POLITICIANS: They treat us as puppets, or as milking cows, even as sacrificial sheep – and yet they want us to elect them! – JZ, 19.3.84.

POLITICIANS: They want to stay in their jobs for a long time, pretending to provide you with employment or being able to reduce unemployment or being able to fight inflation effectively, while in reality, with their multiple meddling, they do cause unemployment (depressions, deflations, credit restrictions, recessions as well as inflations and stagflations). At the same time, they will not allow you to supply yourself with jobs by taking all the monetary, financial and organisational steps required for this purpose, without their "assistance" and "permission". - Monetary and financial despotism keeps them in office. Monetary and financial freedom would soon let most people realize that they do not need politicians any longer but can solve their own problems, in the monetary and financial spheres - and, thus, finally, in all others. - Barter, monetary exchanges and clearing exchanges, do not need third party interventions, far less coercive, monopolistic and fraudulent interventions. For centuries the record speaks against entrusting any government with powers over money, credit, clearing and value standards and for decades it speaks against entrusting any central bank with exclusive and despotic powers. (Before that we had exclusive rare metal currencies, and coinage monopolies for them. They were never in sufficient supply to eliminate all barter transactions. Clearing alternatives to cash payments were insufficiently developed. - JZ, 3.2.11.) More and more people will have to come to realise that they can produce and exchange without government let or hindrance or permission, supervision and control. Let them do so, quite freely, in every sphere. Let people produce and exchange freely, or, as the French manufacturers and traders used to say, when first becoming aware of this possibility and were offered government assistance: "Laissez nous faire!" (Let us do our things!) and: "Laissez faire, laissez passer!" (Let us produce and let us exchange, freely!). - Ever since these words were uttered and their importance realized by at least some people, the rulers and their apologists and "critics" have slandered and suppressed that freedom, even more so than before and most of their victims have given their consent to that. - JZ, 23.3.93, 23.5.97, 16.9.02. - Genuine economics and quite free markets in every sphere do remain unknown or unappreciated even by most professional "economists", trained and indoctrinated in governmental schools and universities. - Panarchism applies "laissez faire" to whole political, economic and social systems, all for volunteers only and under full exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 3.2.11. – The historical record speaking against their financial despotism, especially their tax tribute levies and their governmental budget spending is even longer than that of their central banking monetary despotism. – JZ, 27.12.13. - FULL EMPLOYMENT, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXCHANGE

POLITICIANS: They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power.” – O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores, p.233.

POLITICIANS: They win a State Popularity Contest backed by a newspaper and are sent to Washington to turn out laws for 110 million people they never saw. – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.77/78. - They should be confined to ruling only over those they are popular with. Only they deserve each other. – JZ, 3.2.11. - LAWS, VOTING, LEGISLATORS, POPULARITY, JOKES

POLITICIANS: They would do anything for a country – except resign. – JZ, 20.6.91, 21.2.08. – JOKES, ABDICATION, POWER ADDICTION, POWER MADNESS

POLITICIANS: they'll receive taxpayer's money to be used to convince the taxpayer that they are the man best qualified to steal the taxpayer's money for the next four years.” - Walter Cronkite, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 12/75.

POLITICIANS: This is the character type that goes into politics today; not the problem-solvers but the glamour seekers. …” - Ben Bova editorial, in ANALOG 4/76. – Politicians, as territorial “representatives” are always problem makers rather than problem solvers. – JZ, 4.5.92. - Only as leaders of like-minded volunteers would they have a chance to succeed with their experiments, if these are rightful, well thought-out and realized. – JZ, 4.5.92, 3.2.11. - But while constantly battling competitors and dissenters in “their” territories, they cannot undertake and carry out uncompromised experiments under good enough conditions. – JZ, 27.3.08, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: This mania is a result of Government Function Number One: Redistribution of the Wealth. - Though it isn’t worth much anymore, money still talks. Politicians are smart enough to know that top priority still goes to the dollar. So the expediency-minded politician, through The Vote, strikes up a bargain with the expediency-minded voter. After all, a political candidate cannot just come right out and tell people he wants power over them. He must promise them something. Sy Leon, in None of the Above, describes the understanding this way: “If (the politician) simply laid his cards on the table and said, ‘I want to give you orders’, he would be ignored or despised. So he comes bearing gifts. ‘I will give you education, or food, or housing’, he says, ‘and all you have to do is give me some control over your life. Let me make the important decisions for you, and I will reward you.’“ - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.120.

POLITICIANS: Those people who vainly attempt to settle questions politically which cannot be rightfully and rationally settled by territorial politics. – JZ, 20. 7.91, 27.12.13. – Also those people who, so far, never explored and utilized their exterritorial and voluntary alternatives to their territorialist political “actions” or crimes with involuntary victims. – JZ, 27.3.08. – TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES

POLITICIANS: those State physicians who, looking only to the symptoms of a nation, content themselves with superficial remedies from day to day, and never attempt to probe beneath the surface to discover the source of the evils which afflict the social system.” - Richard Cobden, quoted in Hobson, Richard Cobden, p.50. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS

POLITICIANS: those who command ... who promise, who frighten.” - Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.13. – And who pay all too little attention to individual rights and liberties, sound economics and the requirements for lasting peace in justice and freedom. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: those who enjoy pushing people around.” - Jim Stumm, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 8/3/74, p.24. - Bullies on the largest scale, posing as protectors, servants and helpers, at your expense and risk. – JZ, 27.12.13. – POWER ADDICTS

POLITICIANS: Those who seek political power over others – those who would be human gods – are unaware how little they know.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.68. – And how little that is right and useful they can know and do as territorialists. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Those who take the most from the table, teach contentment. Those for whom the taxes are destined, demand sacrifice. Those who eat their fill, speak to the hungry, of wonderful times to come. Those who lead the country into the abyss, call ruling difficult, for ordinary folk.” – Bertolt Brecht - Rightfully and efficiently ruling over dissenting other people is not only difficult but impossible. Slavery and serfdom did certainly not lead to prosperity for all people in a country. Nor can any form of territorialism, as such. Nor can tax or tribute slavery or monetary despotism. - Territorial politicians are so ordinary people that they cannot or do not think about rightful and better means of management than legalized coercion and monopolies. - JZ, 3.2.11, 27.12.13. – TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SECESSIONISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION, LIBERATION, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, FREE EXCHANGE, FREE TRADE

POLITICIANS: Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision." - Dick Armey – Politicians should be supervised by their volunteers and should have power over no one else - who was not foolish enough to vote for them. – JZ, 3.9.12. – VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, CONTRACT, ENTERPRISE, EXPERIMENTATION & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY - IN EVERY SPHERE – INSTEAD OF TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Three men were arguing over whose profession was first established on earth. - 'Mine was', said the surgeon. - 'The Bible says that Eve was made by carving a rib out of Adam.' - 'Not at all,' said the engineer. 'An engineering job came before that. In six days the earth was created out of chaos. And that was an engineer's job.’ - 'Yes’, said the politician. 'But who created the chaos?' - Mary Waldrip, READER'S DIGEST, 9/79. – GOD, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Thugs, crooks, dictators, tyrants, con-men, power-addicts, in charge of whole States, populations and “nations”– and now even “armed” with mass murder devices or anti-people-“weapons”. – JZ, 4.9.04. – Also posing as great defenders, innovators and pioneers and spending millions of tax funds to spread that wrong image of themselves. – JZ, 21.10.07.

POLITICIANS: Timid and interested politicians think much more about the security of their seats than about the security of their country.” – T. B. Macaulay, Speech in the House of Commons, May 1842. – But, probably, the courageous and energetic politicians, are still much worse, in balance. – JZ, 10.7.86, 26.3.08, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: To be governed … is to be watched, inspected, directed, indoctrinated, numbered, estimated, regulated, commanded, controlled, law-driven, preached at, spied upon, censured, checked, valued, enrolled – by creatures who have neither the right, nor the wisdom, nor the virtue to do so.” – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. - Even Proudhon did not declare himself in favor of all rightful alternatives to territorial governments and his followers, the modern mutualists, are still largely in doubt about them as well. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - PUBLIC SERVANTS, RULERS, CONTROLLERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: To be re-elected by voters kept in ignorance through state schooling, politicians have to promise them more than their competitors do - and thus make taxes, inflations and public debts worse and worse. - 29.5.76, 3.12.11. - JZ

POLITICIANS: To be the favorite of an envious multitude, a politician must be on their level. He must desire what they desire, yield to their prejudices and substitute them for principles. Instead of enlightening their errors, he must adopt them. As a political leader he merely furnishes the sophistry that will defend and propagate those errors.” – Hans F. Sennholz, The Future Is Purchased Today, in THE FREEMAN, 7/78, p.409. – POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES – NOT YET ENCYCLOPEDICALLY COLLECTED & REFUTED

POLITICIANS: To believe to be able to rule millions of people against their will, rightfully so and better and more cheaply than they could rule themselves – is really a symptom of insanity. – JZ, 17.12.97, 15.2.08, 3.2.11. – INSANITY, GOD COMPLEX, POWER-MADNESS

POLITICIANS: To each the government of his dreams.” - K.H.Z. Solneman (Kurt H. Zube): Das Manifest der Freiheit und des Friedens, 1977. – The English edition, The Manifesto of Freedom and Peace, is still online:

POLITICIANS: To err is human, but it takes a politician to really screw things up." - Old American Adage

POLITICIANS: To hear him talk, you'd think that politicians actually controlled things. The poor idiots in reality are merely a baffled rearguard trying to legislate changes in the social environment brought about by advances in technology made anything from ten to a hundred years ago. Henry Ford had a greater impact on the shape of society than all the politicians who ever lived.” - Colin Kapp, Manalone, p.49.

POLITICIANS: To say Congress is spending like drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors." - Ronald Reagan - "The difference between congressmen and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors are spending their own money." - Rep. Tom Feeney – PARLIAMENTS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, CONGRESS

POLITICIANS: To say that politicians stand for their electorate is misleading. It would usually be more accurate to say that they stand against it and plan to live at its expense. It would be more correct to say that at best they can only stand for those, who supported them as candidates and those, who did vote for them. – JZ, 18.11.95, 26.3.08. - All the others cannot be rightfully and effectively represented territorially, no more so than one father or one mother can rightfully and effectively represent all fathers and all mothers in a territory. - JZ, 3.2.11. - REPRESENTATION, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, PATERNALISM? FATHERLAND? MOTHERLAND? BIG BROTHER?

POLITICIANS: To the extent that politicians are allowed to decide about them, economic interests of the public are always sacrificed to political interests, i.e., essentially, the politicians’ economic interests. – JZ, 7.10.88. And to his power addiction. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: to vote for politicians is to renounce one's own personality ...” - Albert Meltzer: A New World In Our Hearts, p. 60. - VOTING, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICIANS: Today there is still a 'sharpsightedness' on the part of individuals who are left free to manage their own interests. Our problem lies in the fact that too many politicians believe themselves to be the only possessors of 'sharpsightedness’. They reject Witherspoon's faith that men are 'good judges of their own profit.’ They show contempt for the average citizen - his sense of personal accountability, his intelligence, his self-reliance and discipline.” - THE FREEMAN, May 77, article: John Witherspoon: Disciple of Freedom, p.303.

POLITICIANS: Trade and politicians are antipathetic. … These people, in spite of Adam Smith and Richard Cobden, are still obsessed with mercantilist delusions.” – GOOD GOVERNMENT, 4/78. – Because every free trade and every free exchange is a bribery or tax opportunity they missed out on. – JZ, 16.4.82. - PROTECTIONISM, MERCANTILISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, TRADE VIS. TRIBUTES, TAXATION

POLITICIANS: True Terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - FEAR, NIGHTMARES, TERROR, JOKES

POLITICIANS: True, I would like to see politicians out of work, but this is no more destructive than if you hired someone to rid your house of mice. As to what I would put in the place of politicians, the answer is nothing, hopefully - in the same way that you would not replace the mice in your house with some other rodent.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.223. - As territorial monopolists, rulers, controllers, legislators, coercers, destroyers, robbers and mass murderers - they ought to be done away with for all but their remaining voluntary victims. - JZ, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: U.S. Representative William Hungate (D., Missouri), who is retiring this year, in a letter of farewell to congressional colleagues wrote: 'May the future bring all the best for you, your family and friends. And may your mother never find out where you work ...” - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, 21.9.76. – REPRESENTATIVES, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Under universal suffrage the elected are those who know best how to take in the masses.” - Errico Malatesta, Anarchy, 1891. – VOTING, MASSES

POLITICIANS: Underlying my approach is the conviction that politicians are out of their depth; even the best are unequal to the task of spending half the national income and supervising how much of the other half is deployed. They are unable to bring under control the once obedient servant of government that has grown since the war like a malignant Topsy.” - Ralph Harris, The End of Government …? p.29. - Was any territorial government ever a rightful, efficient and obedient servant? - JZ, 3.2.11. – Q.

POLITICIANS: Unearned income is obtained either criminally or politically. – JZ, 10.8.99. - In other words, either against the law on crimes or with criminal laws. – JZ, 14.2.08. - UNEARNED INCOME

POLITICIANS: Unfortunately, the only way to punish a politician is to refuse to vote for him, … Robert Anton Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat III, p.141. – Legalized secession from him, for individuals and minorities or even majorities, combined with full exterritorial autonomy for societies and communities of volunteers – would be so much more effective! – JZ, 11.4.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, DOING THE OWN THING, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Unlike our grocer, doctor, auto mechanic, dance teachers and other professionals whom we pay to do work for us, our politicians have no definite jobs. They are required to be masters of thousands of issues but in fact have expertise at hardly any. …” - T. Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.43.

POLITICIANS: Unthinking people often despise politicians, but if we do not have the best people in politics, it is our own fault.” – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, p.189. – It is, rather, the fault of the territorial system! The thinking do often quite rightly despise territorial politicians. One can have the best people in politics only within communities of volunteers. In territorial ones the worst kinds of people tend to get to the top and to stay there all too long. It is our own fault if we continue to put up with territorial institutions and their politicians and lawmakers, judges, policemen and prisons. – JZ, 13.9.07. - & POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, INDIVIDUALLY CHOSEN,

POLITICIANS: virtually all politicians in all times and places spend 95% of their time in criminal activity (stealing, as in welfare laws, and assaulting, as in sex/drug laws).” - Robert Brakeman, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 3/78

POLITICIANS: Vote for me, and I can do more for you, is more than just a campaign slogan, it is an outright bribe, asking for the voter’s approval so that the ultimately-elected official can steal from other tax-payers to get more goodies for the voters who put the said official into that position of power.” – JAG, Aug. 5, 1977. – VOTING, MANDATE, LEGALIZED THEFT, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.” – Bernard Baruch - VOTING, ELECTION PROMISES

POLITICIANS: Walking contradictions are not to be trusted - especially when they are asking for power.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.229.

POLITICIANS: Was there ever a territorial politician who has not let us down? - JZ, 1.11.95. - What else could we have expected of them, since they are neither gods nor supermen? - JZ, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: We are "... in the power of sorcerers who are totally blind to the meaning of the human adventure." - Jacques Ellula Ellul, The Technological Society, N.Y., Alfred Knopf, 1965, p.435.

POLITICIANS: We can't afford to be apathetic when we realize that whoever we vote for, a politician always wins.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip van Australia, p.14.

POLITICIANS: We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans …” – Bill Clinton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A) -They do not even know all genuine individual rights and liberties. Far less do they appreciate them. – JZ, 8.3.09. – Was any ruler ever “fixated” on individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 27.12.13. - AS PROTECTORS OF THE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF CITIZENS, BILL CLINTON, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, LEADERSHIP, KNOWLEDGE & APPRECIATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICIANS: We find two great gangs of political speculators, who alternately take possession of the state power and exploit it by the most corrupt ends - the nation is powerless against these two great cartels of politicians who are ostensibly its servants, but in reality dominate and plunder it." - Friedrich Engels. - The various peoples, which are forced into one territorial “nation” or State, are constitutionally, legally and juridically deprived of the rights, liberties and powers required to rule their own affairs, especially of the right to secede from the territorial power-mongers and to reorganize themselves under full exterritorial autonomy and personal law in their own kinds of communities and societies of volunteers. - JZ, 3.2.11. - PARTIES, PUBLIC SERVANTS, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION

POLITICIANS: We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” – Aesop. - LEADERS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, PRESIDENTS, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVYING, LEADERSHIP, CRIMINALS

POLITICIANS: We hate our politicians so much that even if they tell us they lied, we don't believe them." - Peter Newman – Alas, they are still all too much believed-in and trusted! – JZ, 8.3.09. - & THEIR LIES, JOKES, VOTING, ELECTIONS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: We have met the enemy; in fact, we elected him.” - Cruikshanks Law, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 7/81. – OUR MAIN ENEMIES

POLITICIANS: We have nothing to fear but the politicians.” - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 9/75

POLITICIANS: We have so many pest control agents. Why don't we use them against politicians? - JZ, 78. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: We have so many services for people with disabilities – but as yet none for those with the greatest disabilities, namely the politicians themselves. – JZ, 15.2.94. – Alas, we pay and serve them as if they were very able and willing to do anything rightful and rational, like resigning and never running for a territorial office again. – JZ, 15.2.08, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: We know, for example, that the young of the human species commonly smell badly; that garbage men, bootblacks and messenger boys commonly smell worse. These facts are not agreeable, but they remain tolerable because they are universally assumed – because there is no sense of having been tricked and cozened in their perennial discovery. But try to imagine how distressing fatherhood would become if prospective fathers were all taught that the human infant radiates an aroma like the rose – if the truth came constantly as a surprise! Each fresh victim of the deception would feel that he had been basely swindled – that his own child was somehow bogus. Not infrequently, I suppose, he would be tempted to make away with it in some quiet manner, and have another – only to be shocked again. That procedure would be idiotic, admittedly, yet it is exactly the one we follow in politics. At each election we vote in a new set of politicians, insanely assuming that they are better than the set turned out. And at each election we are, as they say in the Motherland, done in. - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th series, The Politician, p.131. – JOKES, VOTING, ELECTIONS, POLITICIANS STINK, TOO

POLITICIANS: We must be wary of creating a society where no one counts for anything save a politician or a public servant – where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.” – Sir Winston Churchill. - Another version: We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. – Winston Churchill, in Broadcast, 22.3.1943, quoted in "Right Turn". - Did W. C. do really do anything worthwhile to reverse this trend or is this just one of a politician's promising remarks? - JZ 21.9.82. - As an addict to territorial power, a leader of one of the most powerful Warfare States, he was part of the problem, not of the solution. In spite of xyz historical examples for their rightfulness and usefulness, he never even recognized a single government in exile to represent its group of dissenting Germans, opposed to the Hitler regime, far less governments in exile for all the diverse groups of dissenters in Germany. In spite of his historical knowledge, he conducted a war against all “Germans”, assuming the principle of collective responsibility to be correct, although it is rightfully and correctly applied only very rarely. Did he ever support any tyrannicide attempt against Hitler? He did not recognize and support the German resistance. He also supported blockades against the civil population. He upheld the decision-making monopoly on war and peace, also monetary and financial despotism and territorial monopolism. He did not declare quite rightful war and peace aims. He did not support a military insurrection or revolution attempt against the Hitler regime. This kind of territorial and collectivist “national” "policy" he had in common with the Hitler regime. With such measures or omissions he prolonged the war against the Hitler regime and caused millions of deaths unnecessarily and wrongly, not only among Germans but also among Englishmen and the Western Allies. - In short, he was a territorialist and wrong as such on many points. - Did he ever advocate at least full economic freedom? Not to my knowledge. However, most of his Allies and most of his enemies also shared these flaws. - Even today's libertarians and anarchists have not yet decided how a genuinely liberating defence, liberation campaign, revolution, military insurrection or resistance should be conducted against any despotic and aggressive regime. - To that extent Churchill is excused. In that respect he was just an average man. That he was also a heavy drinker and smoker did not help him, and his subjects, either. - JZ, 3.2.11. - PUBLIC SERVANTS, CITIZEN, SUBJECTS, VOTING CATTLE & SOCIETY, CHURCHILL, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE AS ALLIES

POLITICIANS: We must resist every attempt of the politician to buy votes by generously giving away the property that does not belong to him.” - Auberon Herbert, A Plea for Voluntaryism, Mack edition, p.347.

POLITICIANS: We need a big bath for all the dirty politicians - and it might be best to let them all drown in their own dirty water. - JZ - 6.12.75. – However, I really prefer confining them to voluntary followers and exterritorial autonomy only. – JZ, 19.4.08, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: We see in politicians what we see in rats: creatures so free from conviction, so totally dependent on the temptations and conditioning of their immediate environment, that to understand them requires nothing more complicated than a look at geography and list of campaign contributors.” – James Fallows, 1971.

POLITICIANS: We should get away from the politicians.” - Jack Jones of the Transport Workers, U.K., quoted in THE INDIVIDUALIST, Aug. 75, p. 43. - Secede! – Or did this transport expert know of a better way to get away from them? – JZ, 19.4.08. - But politicians rule on Earth –which may mean that we have to escape from them into space. - JZ 25.7.82. - Unless they can be made to allow us to opt out of States and unions and armies quite constitutionally and legally, without suffering any prosecution as a result. - JZ, 22.9.82. – Have trade unionists, even of the transport workers, any clear notion of how to get us away from politicians or e.g. syndicalist functionaries? – We should be able to gain our individual and minority rights – right where we are living and working, without dependence on any territorial politicians or trade unions. That was largely achieved in the sphere of religion. Now it has to be achieved in the sphere of political, social and economic systems. – JZ, 19.4.08.

POLITICIANS: We should listen to politicians – but only when they do, with good cause, defame each other. – JZ, 10.5.93, 3.2.11. – They know each other’s rackets better than we do. – JZ, 9.4.08.

POLITICIANS: We should run prize competitions rewarding the first ones to catch politicians in lies and broken promises. Entry fees of contributors should build up the prize funds. But funds should also come from salary and pension reductions of the politicians thus found out. After 3 lies or broken promises they should automatically lose their positions, their salaries, their pension fund claims, their inviolability and become subject to indemnification claims raised by class actions against them and all their private property and that of their spouses, who must be supposed to have known of and supported their wrongful activities. Truth serums and lie detectors and voice stress analysis should also be applied to them to make them reveal their secret bank accounts – for their confiscation. – Naturally, it would be much preferable not to grant them any territorial powers in the first place. – JZ, 11.11.91, 27.3.08. – Freedom to get exterritorially away from them is also much more important than holding them responsible for their crimes. – JZ, 16.3.09, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: We should see all politicians naked without all their cover-ups and false pretences. They are, mostly, certainly not benevolent Gods or great leaders, except into man-made disasters. – JZ, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: We still accept as leaders politicians who have nothing to offer except a constant activation of our prejudices.” - O. A. Oeser.

POLITICIANS: We want a President who has to be carried screaming and kicking into the White House - but will then do the best job he possibly can, so that he'll get time off for good behaviour.” - Quoted by Arthur C. Clarke in Imperial Earth, p.132. – An as impossible job should not even exist and be offered to the best man. – JZ, 16.3.09. - It is the territorialism of EVERY present State that is its worst feature and the first that ought to be removed. - JZ, 3.2.11. – TERROTORIALISM, STATE, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: well meaning politicians treating short-term symptoms but causing long-term problems.” - Viv Forbes, in 1977 talk: Mine your own business. – Can one really ascribe good will and good intentions to most of the territorial politicians? – JZ, 21.4.08. - If they aspired only to rule over their volunteers, under full exterritorial autonomy, then this would be quite another matter. - JZ, 3.2.11. – PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: Well, even Aliens have a right to be puzzled when a politician tells the truth.” - W. R. Thompson, Second Contact, ANALOG, 4/88, p.33.

POLITICIANS: What do a few thousand or even a few million extra deaths of innocents matter to a power-hungry territorial politician? Often he uses them for propaganda purposes to remain longer in power. All too many territorial politicians are mass-murderers, at least by proxy, through their decisions, their policies and commands – and by their nuclear war preparations or alliances. – JZ, 16.5.05, 29.10.07. I except only the rulers of some miniature, small and neutral States. But even a small territorial State like Israel acquired nuclear mass murder devices as if the mass murders of the Holocaust had not sufficiently condemned all mass murders and preparations for them. - In the Diaspora Jews could not be targeted with nuclear weapons. Under full exterritorial autonomy for them, including full monetary and financial freedom, they and all other groups of volunteers would also have made less enemies. - Their successful experiments would then have been copied even by their former enemies. - E.g., if the Israelis had overcome unemployment, deflations, inflations and economic crises by full monetary and financial freedom. Instead, they adopted all the wrongs and mistakes of other territorial States, including of monetary and financial despotism. There are still some fools, who believe that Jews, as a group, possess a special knowledge of money and currency! What they did was merely, in many cases, to make the best use of the bad system of any exclusive currency. The facts of poverty among them, e.g. in Poland and even in New York, should also not be overlooked. Nor their great efforts to get a better education for their children. The best thing that could be said about the Israelis is, probably, that almost every family there has a library. - JZ, 3.2.11. – But have they educated themselves enough, e.g. about territorialism, monetary despotism and the rightful alternatives to them? – JZ, 27.12.13. - WAR, SOLDIERS, CIVILIANS, CASUALTIES, WARFARE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM, JEWS, ISRAEL, MONETAYR & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, ANTISEMITISM, MASS MURDER DEVICES, DIASPORA DISPERSON AS A SECURITY FACTOR

POLITICIANS: What do Washington's politicians and pro wrestlers have in common? ... They're mostly overweight white guys pretending to hurt each other.” – Unknown  - They only hurt us, whilst we are still foolish enough to continue to pay them and to pay any attention to them. – JZ, 28.4.09. - & PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS, JOKES

POLITICIANS: What do you need when you have a politician up to his neck in concrete? – More concrete!  – George Coote, The Joke Book, Gap Publishing, Norman Park, Queensland, 1996, p.306. – JOKES

POLITICIANS: What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race?” – Thomas Sowell. – He should have added that this is the record of territorialist politicians. Those aiming only at personal laws and exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers are not as dangerous, as a rule, but still largely missing in practice. This kind of voluntarism and autonomy is not even dealt with in most of what passes nowadays as “political science”. – Did T. S. clearly demand individual and group secessionism from territorial politicians and their laws, programs, measures and institutions? - JZ, 3.1.08. - I would rather blame the system, that of territorialism, including taxation, public debt, conscription, central banking, which expresses not only the popular errors, myths and prejudices of politicians but also those of the majority of the population. – JZ, 6.4.12. -  THEIR RECORD IN HISTORY, WAR, PANARCHISM & VOLUNTARISM & PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, POLITICS AS USUAL, WARS, TAXATION, REPRESSION, DICTATORSHIPS

POLITICIANS: What is the average legal and illegal take of a politician, compared with the average take of an ordinary criminal with victims? – JZ, 14.6.13.

POLITICIANS: What real services do politicians provide? – JZ, 6.7.91. – Except to serve as deterring examples? – JZ, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: What shameless hypocrisy do we tolerate today in so many of our nations from those we elect to positions of uncurbed power and then allow to make our most vital and momentous decisions?” - Mary Heys Weik, WINDOW ON THE WORLD, Feb. 76. – LEADERSHIP, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, EVEN ON WAR & PEACE, TERRITORIALISM, TOLERANCE FOR THE INTOLERABLE

POLITICIANS: What warrant have we that a political person is more moral than a private person or is, in fact, a different kind of person?” - Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.402.

POLITICIANS: What, apart from its instability, did Maine see as the chief vices of democracy? He deplored the kind of men it tended to bring to the top, and quoted Sir James Stephen: “In a pure democracy, the ruling men will be Wire-pullers and their friends … In some ages, a powerful character, in others cunning, in others power of transacting business, in others eloquence, in others a good hold upon commonplaces and a facility of applying them to practical purposes, will enable a man to climb on his neighbors’ shoulders and direct them this way or that” (p.53). – To which Maine adds his own comment: The democratic Hero is “debarred from his position from the full practice of the great virtues of veracity, justice, and moral intrepidity” (p.58). – Taken from THE FREEMAN, article by? title? date? Only the page is indicated on my photocopy: 638. – JZ

POLITICIANS: When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even comprehending any save the most elemental – men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand. So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost … All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre … – H. L. Mencken in  - & THE MAJORITY OF VOTERS UNDER TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself public property.” – Thomas Jefferson. - Thus no privacy for his actions and words! However, it is still better is not to put too much trust into anybody, even the best men in the first place. They are still not best all-around men or geniuses. - JZ, 25.11.06. – Even if they were, we should still be free to secede from their system and leadership and do our own things – at are own risk and expense. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: when a politician clarifies an earlier statement, it usually means the public understood it too well. ...” - CHANGING TIMES, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, July 81.

POLITICIANS: When a politician says: 'We're all in the same boat', he usually means that he wants to play captain while the rest of us do the rowing.” - NEBELSPALTER, Switzerland, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 8/76.

POLITICIANS: When all else fails, politicians will resort to freedom. The free-trade triumph sent the world forward to pinnacles of achievement that Cobden and Bright could never have imagined. For a 60-year moment, England set the world an example. - Neil Reynolds, The Protection Racket, p.30, in: Vincent H. Miller, editor, Freedom In Our Time. A collection of Libertarian Essays, Libertarian International, 1984. - If only they would do so always and consistently. They are much more likely to repeat ancient mistakes, again and again, although their inevitable failures have been pointed out at least by some scholars – again and again. That is one of the many reasons why no political regime should be granted a territorial monopoly for its experiments or “reforms”. – JZ, 12.7.13. – FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & INDIVIDUAL CHOICE FOR ALL, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHSM, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: When and where did they ever keep their promises? Except those to tax us, restrict and penalize us even more? What do they have to offer us out of their own resources and abilities, if anything? Leadership? Where did they lead us and in what respect? – Positive instances are very rare. Negative ones abundant. - JZ, 21.1.04, 26.10.07. - & BUREAUCRATS, LEADERSHIP, Q.

POLITICIANS: When and where have politicians ever solved a problem instead of creating even more problems, costs and difficulties for us? – JZ, 14.2.07, 25.10.07. - PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS. Q.

POLITICIANS: When everything seems lost, desperate and without hope - then, as a last resort, a king keeps his promise.” - Ascribed to Louis XIV, or Louis XV, in a historical movie. - Well, he at least admitted it! - JZ, 22/9/82. – PROMISES & KEEPING THEM

POLITICIANS: When he told his wife he'd been elected, she cried, 'Honestly?' - He answered, 'Why bring that up?' - Safian, Insults, II, p.156. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: When I came upon the saying of Lincoln, that the way of the politician is "a long step removed from common honesty,…” - Albert Jay Nock, Anarchist's Progress. - & HONESTY

POLITICIANS: When I want to buy up any politician I always find the anti-monopolists the most purchasable. They don’t come so high.” – W. H. Vanderbilt, CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, Oct. 9, 1882. – If that insight were widely enough spread, all legally established monopolies would already have been repealed long ago. As it is, ordinary economics does not work very well in this “market” for power and privilege. It rather favors monopolism. – JZ, 19.7.08. Or did he mean that he bribed them with relatively small amounts in order to support monopolism? – JZ, 27.12.13. -  REPRESENTATION, COMPETITION, ANTI-MONOPOLISM, BRIBERY, CORRUPTION

POLITICIANS: When information not entirely favourable to a politician is published you may say “exposure”, but he will shout: “Smear!” – Alan Peterson, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 4.2.89.

POLITICIANS: When man has cast his longing eye on office, a rottenness begins in his conduct.” – Thomas Jefferson. – Another version: Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.” - Thomas Jefferson – Once he get into office this process accelerates. – JZ, 20.9.07. – How many slightly different versions are there of famous quotes? – JZ, 16.3.09. - We should not always stick to the various originals, when we can find them, but try to improve upon them, if we can. – JZ, 16.3.09. - CANDIDATES, OFFICE SEEKERS

POLITICIANS: When Mr. Menzies claimed that the Labour Party's election policy was an attempt to buy votes, interjectors shouted 'What's wrong with that?’ - The Prime minister retorted: 'There are some people who don't mind being bribed. I can understand that. But I cannot understand any sensible chap being bribed with his own money. Because all these promises must be paid for by the people.” - Melbourne AGE. – VOTING, BUYING VOTES, PROMISES

POLITICIANS: When one sees how far politicians can go in abusing their subjects in war-time then one should not be surprised about any abuse of them in peace time. – JZ, 11.11.93. - Especially when one considers their “peace treaties” as merely temporary armistices between further wars and considers them to be warfare States. – JZ, 15.2.08, 3.2.11. – One could also say: When one sees how far politicians can go in abusing their subjects even in peace times, one should not be surprised at how much they get away with in war times. – JZ, 27.12.13. - IN WAR & PEACE

POLITICIANS: When politicians claim they will build you a 'pie in the sky' - remember whose dough they will be using.” - Lucille Goodyear, READER’S DIGEST, 1/81. – TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, PROMISE, HANDOUTS GOVERNMENT SPENDING

POLITICIANS: When politicians come up with a solution for your problem, you have two problems.” - J. Kesner Kahn. – When politicians come up with a solution for your problem - take cover! - JZ, n.d. – THEIR SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS THEY CAUSED IN THE FIRST PLACE

POLITICIANS: When politicians say "I’m in politics," it may or may not be possible to trust them, but when they say, "I’m in public service," you know you should flee.” – Albert Jay Nock. - But the politicians, with very few exceptions, are the creators and maintainers of numerous bureaucracies with their still more numerous and very much misnamed "public servants", most of whom are much more interested in serving themselves rather than the general public, i.e., apart from those, who provide them with bribes on top of their tax funded-salaries. - JZ, 23.11.06. – Politicians do also pretend that they are among the top public servants. – JZ, 27.12.13. - PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUREAUCRACY & TRUST

POLITICIANS: When politicians win, voters and taxpayers lose. - JZ, 9.3.01. - VOTING, TAXES, ELECTION VICTORIES

POLITICIANS: when the politicians are doing what they are good at - which is conning you and me - they often resort to untruths.” - P. O. Jack, AUSTRALIAN PENTHOUSE, 8/81. - LIES

POLITICIANS: When the politicians run it is the taxpayers who sweat.” - TAXPAYERS NATIONAL INTEREST NEWSPAPER, Issue No. 29, page 6.

POLITICIANS: When they have no better idea in their minds (do they ever? – JZ, 19.2.08), then they go e.g. for an Olympics in Sydney or for making Australia a republic or engage in another leadership struggle – and this while there are a million unemployed in Australia and farmers are forced off their land. – JZ, 30.4.93. - Businesses are forced into bankruptcy, inflation goes on and on and taxes become higher and higher and war and nuclear extermination still threatens us. – They need themselves and their powers and privileges – but who else really needs them? – To each and everyone only the politician and system, laws and institutions of their own choice and at their own expense and risk! - JZ, 19.2.08. – Under freedom to experiment unemployment and inflation could be ended within hours to days at most – among the experimenters and others would be free to copy their successful methods. – JZ, 16.3.09. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING, FINANCIAL FREEDOM, UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION, DEFLATION, STAGFLATION, ECONOMIC CRISES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICIANS: When we buy a service, we have a contractual guarantee that the service will be performed satisfactorily, which is something no politician dares to do. (*) Second, we have true choice with our economic vote. We can abstain from voting altogether by refusing to buy any brand of a particular item.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.68.  - (*) Or is able to do, e.g., prevent a war or keep us out of a war. – JZ, 19.4.08. - Non-territorial political, social and economic system or program services should be offered, sold and bought or ignored or boycotted like any other services in a quite free market for them. Only thus can consumer satisfaction of sovereign consumers and the competitive enterprise spirit of free entrepreneurs be satisfied in this sphere as well. - JZ, 3.2.11. – VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, VOTING WITH ONE’S DOLLARS IN EVERY SPHERE, E.G. WITH VOLUNTARY TAXATION OR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO WANTED “PUBLIC” SERVICES, COMPETITIVELY OFFERED, FREE MARKETS & FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE, STATIST SCHEMES INCLUDED, FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICIANS: When will the world wake up and realize that most politicians, especially in the poorest countries of the world, are nothing more than glorified gangsters, who view government as simply a fiercely-guarded monopoly on every form of compulsion and extortion to be perpetrated in a specific geographical area?  Why do you think the largest amounts of 'foreign aid' extracted from the gullible diplomats of wealthier countries wind up in those politicians' pockets or Swiss bank accounts, despite all the virtuous-sounding rhetoric?" - Bert Rand – The world population as a whole will not suddenly wake up to reality. Only individuals do and for a period they form merely a territorially impotent minority. Only via individual secessionism and individual sovereignty, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy can they make use of their wakefulness, their knowledge, skills and ideas. – JZ, 3.9.12. – Secessionism and personal law options will cut the territorial foundation for their crimes away. – JZ, 27.12.13. - TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVIST STATIST NOTIONS, FOREIGN AID, CORRUPTION

POLITICIANS: Whenever politicians attempt great good, they invariably inflict great harm.” – Thomas Buckle. – May be he should have said “usually” instead of “invariably”. – JZ, 26.3.08. – REFORMS, FUNDAMENTAL ONES, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE ON THE BASIS OF TERRITORIALISM.

POLITICIANS: Whenever politicians put their fingers in a pie it starts going off almost instantly. - JZ, 21.9.82. - (… the pie shrinks and later stinks - was an earlier version.)

POLITICIANS: Whenever they face a problem, their automatic reaction is to pass a law. It never occurred to them that maybe the best thing to do was NOT pass a law. - 'Woody" Jenkins, Louisiana State representative, quoted in free enterprise, 11/75. – LAWS, LEGISLATION

POLITICIANS: Where actors seek admiration in torrential applause, the politician wants that landslide vote of confidence: he is a trust freak.” - T. F., St. John's Bread.

POLITICIANS: Where politicians flourish, long history harshly has taught us, people and their liberty wither.” - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p17. - But those who don't study history form the majority and outvote those who do. - JZ, 22/9/82. – Underlining by me, to shorten the phrase. – JZ

POLITICIANS: Wherever one looks, the abolition of profits seems to be the leading purpose of politicians.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Benn's Protest, p.61. - Indeed, the only thing they are good at is in assuring losses - for everyone but themselves. – JZ, 13.11.81. – But they make only the wrongful profits of monopolism and coercion, not the rightful profits from wanted and supplied services. – JZ, 27.12.13. – PROFITS FROM SERVICES VS. PROFITS FROM MONOPOLIES & COERCION OR CRIMES

POLITICIANS: Which are the spheres in which territorial politicians have proven their competence? A) Staying in office in spite of numerous failures to live up to their promises. B) Producing still more taxes and restrictive laws. C) Accusing each other of incompetence. D.) Generally deceiving the voters. E) Raising their own salaries and pensions. F) Breaking their promises. G.) Promising the impossible or what they, as territorial politicians could not deliver – and getting away with this for all too long. H.) Making money and creating powerful positions for themselves – Their incompetence and dishonesty in almost every other sphere is by now almost proverbial wisdom. Their broken promises litter the field. Nevertheless, they go blithely ahead with a stupid over-confidence in their own assumed abilities and the faith that they could solve problems via still more laws and government spending, although all experience speaks against this. It is the remaining and quite similar ignorance, foolishness and popular prejudices of most voters, almost all of them territorialists, which keeps these politicians in office in spite of their flaws and continues territorial politics as usual, stumbling from one man-made disaster to another. – JZ, 14.9.89, 2.4.08, 27.12.13. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, PREJUDICES, IGNORANCE

POLITICIANS: Which politician has sufficiently reduced taxes and government spending? I know of none. Do you? – JZ, 24.3.07. – & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, DEFICIT SPENDING, BALANCED BUDGETS, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS Q., TAXATION

POLITICIANS: Which politicians can be safely entrusted with tax funds? – JZ, 24.3.07. – TAXES, Q.

POLITICIANS: Which problem was ever solved by politicians? – JZ, 27.2.07. (Except their own.) - AS PROBLEM SOLVERS? Q.

POLITICIANS: Whichever politician wins – the people lose. – JZ, 5.3.83.

POLITICIANS: Whichever politician wins an election isn't the best but the worst man. - JZ 7.10.78.

POLITICIANS: While all decisions have to be made on insufficient information, politicians habitually and inevitably make decisions for others on all too little or even wrong information, i.e., that based on majority opinion and, often, merely upon popular prejudices. – JZ, 6.2.84.

POLITICIANS: While no degree of temptation justifies any degree of sin, millions of politicians yield to temptation. Believing that they are the source of the bounties of our not-yet destroyed freedom, they “think” that these gifts are theirs to dispense.” - Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.68.

POLITICIANS: Who do you know who ever kept a political promise?” – From film: Sam Hill, Who Killed Mr. Foster. (?) – Q.

POLITICIANS: Who ever heard of a politician delivering?” - Mack Reynolds: Trample An Empire Down, 1977. – They do deliver broken promises and lies, and loudly and often spout popular errors, myths and prejudices. Sometimes they even speak the truth – about their opponents. And they do certainly deliver speeches and memoirs, also good performances as actors, so that they are widely trusted for all too long. – JZ, 16.3.09, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Who is responsible for it? The voters, when they pretend that they are hearing something. (*) The politicians, when they pretend that the nation has given them a "mandate" - for a program they never discussed.” - Ayn Rand, The Season of Platitudes, L.A. TIMES, October 7, 1962. – (*) Something that was worth stating, listening to and reading. – JZ, 27.12.13. - ELECTION CAMPAIGNS, VOTERS, IRRESPONSIBILITY, MANDATE, PROGRAMS

POLITICIANS: Who may we look to for a reprieve from these money-grubbers and looters?  We cannot look to our neighbors and fellow citizens, for they are as dumb as posts.  They complain about high taxes and then vote these morons into office anyway." - Cody – All dissenters should secede and rule themselves, rather than merely complain or protest. – JZ, 3.9.12. - VOTING, MASSES, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITARIANISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: Who think too little, and who talk too much.” - John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, I, 534. - That would be relatively harmless if we had only temporarily to follow those politicians whom we had individually chosen for ourselves and could drop them again after a contract period. Territorial and collective decision-making is no substitute for individual decision-making in this sphere, either. Imagine your shopping cart would be filled in the territorial political way, with prescribed rations, supposedly best for you and everybody else. - JZ, 27.11.02, 8.3.09, 3.2.11. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind and do more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.” - J. Swift, Gulliver's Travels, ch.7

POLITICIANS: Whoever is so addicted to political power that he strives to get and maintain it at almost any price, is more likely than are normal people to commit offences against innocents, e.g. sexual offences even against children. – JZ, 9.5.03. – However, power-seekers on the smaller levels may also commit rapes against adults or even children. – Pitirim Sorokin pointed out the high incidence of general criminality among politicians and leading bureaucrats. Has anyone systematically studied the incidence of their sexual offences against minors? – All aspects of these territorial beasts of prey should be systematically studied and publicized. - JZ, 18.10.07. - CHILD MOLESTATION, RAPE OF CHILDREN, PEDOPHILES

POLITICIANS: Whoever lies is no longer believed even when he speaks the truth.” – German proverb. – Unless he is a politician. Then he gets away with and builds a career upon many lies. It needs an avalanche of them and sufficient proof of them, unofficially publicized, to finally get rid of some of them – on a high pension, at the expense of the taxpayers. – JZ, 23.1.98.

POLITICIANS: Whoever wants to become a chemist must study chemistry; who wants to become a lawyer or a medical doctor must study law or medicine; but to become a politician it is only necessary to study the own interests.” – O’Rell – (JZ tr. from: “Wer Chemiker werden will, muss Chemie studieren; wer Jurist oder Arzt werden wil, muss das Recht oder Medizin studieren; aber um Politiker zu werden, ist lediglich das Studium der eigenen Interessen erforderlich.) – Or that half of political science only which deals only with territorialism, its monopolism, collectivism and coercion and while ignoring the other half, dealing with exterritorial autonomy, free competition, and voluntarism, individual sovereignty and individual secessionism and full exterritorial minority autonomy or personal law systems for those, who want them for themselves. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Whom do our professional “protectors” protect and against whom? Primarily only themselves and against us. And this at our expense and under the pretence that they are protecting us, even while they are disarming us (but not themselves and the unofficial criminals with victims) and expropriating all too much of our earnings and denying us all too many of our individual human rights and liberties. – JZ, 1.4.00. - PROTECTION, POLICE PROTECTION, GUN CONTROL LAWS

POLITICIANS: Why do most people just swear at politicians and still tolerate them, even vote for them? They are not necessary evils! JZ 5/73. - But they always want to be elected at least upon that all too limited and pretended only choice. – JZ, 21.9.82. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

POLITICIANS: Why do we go on voting for any politicians, seeing that they rob us much worse and more regularly than the private criminals do? – JZ, 31.7.99, 13.2.08. – We still vote into office the public criminals, who do us much more wrong and harm than the private criminals. – JZ, 27.12.13. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, PUBLIC CRIMINALS, LEGALIZED ONES, WORSE THAN PRIVATE CRIMINALS

POLITICIANS: Why don't all politicians face criminal charges? - JZ, 73. – Don’t they commit enough crimes against us, as territorial rulers? – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Why has no environmentalist suggested recycling politicians back into the garbage from whence they come?” - Robert P. Baker, OUTLOOK, 11/72.

POLITICIANS: Why is the economic vote superior to the political vote? ... we are able to buy a finished product; we are not voting merely for a promise to do something which is all we ever get from politicians.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.69. – It might be even worse when they try to fulfill their promise, e.g. to once again of introduce “price controls”. – JZ, 19.4.08. – We need full consumer sovereignty towards all political services and institutions which they offer as supposedly rightful and economic or benevolent ones. Then individual and group secessions, combined with personal law choices would be our most important votes. Then we would really be ruled only by consent, would be genuinely self-governing and determining our own fate, would have a free consumer choice, full freedom of contract, association and enterprise options, experimentation and initiative choices in every sphere. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Why not put high prices on the heads of politicians? I'm considering opening a subscription fund. - 20.9.74. - JZ - That should be applied only to self-appointed ones, usurpers of offices. - JZ, 22.9.82. – Otherwise, we should only open subscription funds to alternative, competing and voluntaristic institutions to theirs, all of them only exterritorially autonomous and started by free individual and group secessions. – JZ, 19.4.08, 27.12.13. – PANARCHISM, TYRANNICIDE, ALLIANCES WITH RIGHTFUL GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, IN PREPARATION FOR THE LIBERATION OF THEIR HOMELANDS

POLITICIANS: Why should they have all weapons and armed forces at their disposal and their tax slaves none? – JZ, 14.6.13. – GUN CONTROL LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, WHILE MASS MURDER DEVICES IN THE HANDS OF THE WORST CRIMINALS ARE STILL TOLERATED

POLITICIANS: Why, pondered the politician, do the people refuse to learn from my mistakes?” – Helmut Lamprecht. – (JZ tr. of: “Warum, gruebelte der Politiker, weigern sich die Leute, aus meinen Fehlern zu lernen?”)

POLITICIANS: With a few rare exceptions, people in government are pathetic mediocrities who accumulate power over others as their neurotic substitute for their missing sense of self-worth, a sense which becomes ever-more elusive as time erodes any likelihood of their leaving government for the real world and creating new values which never existed before - instead of stealing and redistributing old ones which did." - Bert Rand – LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICIANS: With politicians horning in, our comedian business is overcrowded.” – Will Rogers. – JOKES

POLITICIANS: With politicians the usual procedural principle should be reversed into: “Guilty until proven innocent!” For their very occupation and power is criminal, at least towards dissenting and non-aggressive minorities – under territorial politics as usual. Moreover, politicians have too many cover-up options. – JZ, 29.5.01, 21.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Without politicians to disturb it, life could be wonderful. – JZ, 8.10.88.

POLITICIANS: Without rhyme or reason they dictate - based on their faiths, emotions and feelings. - JZ, 1973.

POLITICIANS: Woman listening to politician: “His speeches remind me of the horns of a steer – a point here, a point there, and a lot of bull in between.” – Martin Buxbaum, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 2/86. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: Would the first politician to wake up please turn on the lights?” - Slogan from the Associated Chambers of Manufacturers' Magazine, Industry News, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 30.10.75. – Sometimes the slogans of the freedom lovers are as vague as those of the politicians. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: Would you expect any politician to keep any of his promises? – JZ, 28.10.92, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Wouldn’t it be nice for a politician to admit, just once, that he had been wrong?” – From and advertisement for “60 Minutes”, 23.4.89.

POLITICIANS: Xerophthalmia: Stiffening of the eyeballs. A particular problem with politicians. Prevents them from seeing any truth, anything long-term, and anything not in their own personal interest.” –  John Singleton with Bob Howard: Rip van Australia, p.280

POLITICIANS: Yes, politicians always think you can do everything.” – From film: Jungle Wolf, by Showcase Video. – I rather hold that they think that they can do everything, while you can do nothing, without them or against them. – They certainly have turned whole countries into their playing fields and experimental proving grounds and whole populations into their resources or “property”. - Let us prove them wrong at least for our future! – JZ, n.d. & 19.2.08, 16.3.09. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. COLLECTIVE SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, RATHER THAN THE POLITICS OF TERRITORIALISM AS USUAL

POLITICIANS: Yes, politicians, all politicians, must be made to realize that they must obey the same rule they impose on everyone else. - Politicians in all parties must be told – (1) that we are sick of paying taxes and intend to pay less in the future. – (2) that they must cut down on their spending of our money and leave us with more freedom of choice in how we spend our own money. (3) that we will not tolerate their spending more money than they dare take from us in taxation. (4) that they must stop inflation, the most dishonest of all taxes.” - Workers Party leaflet: Something's Wrong in Australia. - If they are also subject to e.g., taxation, conscription and price controls – would that really improve the situation? – Why prolong our dependence on territorial politicians? Why not confine all of them to voluntary subjects, personal laws and exterritorial autonomy only? - JZ, 19.4.08. – Not just something but thousands of things. We need the individual liberty to opt out leaving the supporters of wrongs and errors to their consequences. – Panarchism means self-responsibility. - JZ, 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: You and all the politicians are always busy, in your own phrase 'doing something’, which to me always means 'undoing’.” – Sir Ernest Benn, The Case of Benn v. Maxton, p.157.

POLITICIANS: You can almost always charge a politician with a crime. If he hasn’t done it yet, he is likely to commit it later. – JZ, 23.5.91, 27.3.08. - You can charge politicians with many crimes. If one hasn’t committed a particular one as yet then he is likely to do it later. – JZ, 29.5.91. – Naturally, it would be better not to give him any power at all to commit any crime against his subjects. – JZ, 27.12.13. - JOKES

POLITICIANS: You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency.” - Wendell Phillips, Speech, 7 Nov. 1860.

POLITICIANS: You can bend a banana - but you can't straighten a Federal politician.” - Down Under Calendar, 1974. – One can un-bend a banana but hardly straighten out a crooked politician. At least when it is dried or partly cooked or fried. - Should we try such methods on our crooked politicians? - JZ, 3.2.11. – And aren’t all of them crooked, at least to some extent, via their tribute gathering, monetary despotism, subsidies, territorial rule and laws, for which they pretend to have a real mandate? – JZ, 22.4.08. – They could get a real mandate only as the leaders of like-minded volunteers in a personal law community, panarchy, polyarchy or competing governance system. – JZ, 27.12.13.

POLITICIANS: You can bet the rent money that whatever politicians do will end up harming consumers. ... Economic ignorance is to politicians what idle hands are to the devil. Both provide the workshop for the creation of evil." - Walter E. Williams

POLITICIANS: You can enlighten yourself – but you have Buckley’s chance to sufficiently enlighten any territorial politician. – JZ, 25.1.93, 3.2.11. - ENLIGHTENMENT

POLITICIANS: You can often believe politicians - whenever they tell bad things about each other. – JZ, 27.3.95

POLITICIANS: You can rely on almost every new politician - to make matters still worse. – JZ, 30.4.83.

POLITICIANS: You can trust almost any politician to mislead you, to betray you and to largely expropriate you. – JZ, 23.5.91, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: You can trust the politicians - not to fulfil their promises. - JZ, 76.

POLITICIANS: You can't get something for nothing.  Everybody remembers this except politicians." - P.J. O'Rourke – TANSTAAFL

POLITICIANS: You can’t appeal to the moral sense and reason of politicians – for they have not been selected for either. – JZ, 21.12.93. - VOTING, ELECTIONS

POLITICIANS: You can't be carried to those higher levels on the shoulders of others. The politician is like those who boasted to have the keys of earth and heaven in their pocket. Vainest of vain pretenses! The keys of both heaven and earth lie in your own pocket; it is only you, you, the free individuals - who can unlock the great door. All these great wants and services are the means by which we acquire the great qualities which spell victory; they are the means by which we become raised and changed in ourselves, and by which, as we are changed, we change and remake all the circumstances of our lives. Each victory so gained prepares the way for the next victory, and makes that next victory the easier, for we not only have the sense of success in our hearts, but we have begun to acquire the qualities on which it depends. On the other hand, the more of his ready-made institutions the politician thrusts upon you, the weaker, the more incapable you become, just because the great qualities are not called out and exercised.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.344. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: You can't blow up a social relationship! say some left anarchists in one of their pamphlets. Just work towards the freedom, which would allow individuals to dissociate themselves from them, particularly in the political, social and economic spheres. - JZ, 22.9.82. – So far, territorial politicians, have all too successful blown up or otherwise destroyed social relationships or even prevented them from coming into existence. The Warfare States are probably the best examples for this. – JZ, 19.4.08.

POLITICIANS: You can't get something for nothing.  Everybody remembers this except politicians." - P.J. O'Rourke – TANSTAAFL

POLITICIANS: You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest." - Ambrose Bierce – You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest. - Louis Utermeyer - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest.” - Louis McHenry Howe, address, January 17th., 1933. - True only for territorial politics. – JZ, 25.3.12. - HONESTY, TRUTHFULNESS

POLITICIANS: You cannot judge a nation by its politicians.” – Senator Pinochet, quoted by Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, – p.271. – Nevertheless, the subjects are habitually held collectively responsible for the real or asserted crimes of their territorial rulers. – JZ, 10.3.09. - & NATIONS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICIANS: You cannot live on other people's promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own.” - Ancol Calendar saying, 1979.

POLITICIANS: You have to help another person. But it's not right to play God with masses of other people.” - U. K. Le Guin: The Lathe of Heaven, p.133. - You have the right and sometimes even the duty to help another person, who is in difficulties. But ... - JZ, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: You will come to regret it, bitterly, when you have entrusted any job, power, industry or currency to any politician or bureaucrat or any of their institutions. – JZ, 20.6.94. – TERRITORIALISM, BUREAUCRATS

POLITICIANS: you wouldn't give a kleptomaniac the key to Waltons. Or if you did, you wouldn't be surprised if he cleaned the shop out. But that's exactly what we are doing with our politicians. We neither like nor trust them yet we continue to give them more and more power over our lives and property.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard: Rip van Australia, p.193.

POLITICIANS: Your politicians stayed professionals only because the voters, being likewise territorialists, remained ignorant of alternatives to them. – Free after a remark in the film “State of the Union”. – JZ, n.d. – If the alternatives of individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, personal laws, communities with full exterritorial autonomy and of a complete declaration of individual rights and liberties were widely known, then for how long would the present territorial regimes be able to survive? – JZ, 22.2.08. - VOTING, PREJUDICES, PUBLIC OPINION, TERRITORIALISM.

POLITICIANS: Your theory of robots grows delightfully more complex if you consider that your ‘human masters who sound authoritative' are themselves 90% robots, eager to accept programming from any human being who sounds authoritative.” - Ed Zdrojewski, DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP 10.

POLITICIZED SOCIETY: After years of attempting to erect the Great Society through government, we have constructed instead the Politicized Society. Indeed, it is taken for granted these days that any group with political influence not only will but should use that influence.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p. 41. - GREAT SOCIETY, POLITICS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER ABUSE, PARTY POLITICS, POLITICS AS USUAL

POLITICOHOLISM: Here the Politicoholic is beyond hope. His entire system is so infested with this noxious disease that even our sophisticated medical and psychological techniques are of no avail. The Politicoholic will crave the vote, and he will stop at nothing to get it. He will lie, cheat, steal, or even worse to win that …” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.166. – POWER ADDICTION, POLITICIANS

POLITICOHOLISM: Politicoholism – a crippling disease of the brain and emotional system – must now receive serious attention by the American public. It has proved to be the number one cause of wars, economic disaster, inflation, abusive taxation, insufficient housing, unemployment, hunger – and of course the age old plague of government boondoggles.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.164. - I see its essence in territorialism, with its coercive collectivism and monopolism, its wrongful powers, its suppression of many genuine individual rights and liberties and in the addiction to this kind of territorial power over the lives of others, who have not given their individual consent to such a treatment. - JZ, 3.2.11. - POWER ADDICTION

POLITICOHOLISM: Politicoholism is the number one health hazard in the United States. In fact, the problem is so serious that we suggest all political posters carry the sentence: “Warning! Politics may be hazardous to your health.” – Sy Leon: None of the Above, p.164. – JOKES

POLITICS: [In politics] no good deed goes unpunished" - Clare Booth Luce – What is true, largely, for territorial politics is not, necessarily, true for the exterritorial politics of volunteers. Under exterritorial politics promises will very soon have to lead to rightful and rational actions to be effective. Otherwise the promising characters will lose their followers. – JZ, 3.9.12.

POLITICS: a “science born of falsehood and ambition” which teaches “men to deceive their equals without being deceived themselves”. – Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible”, p.145, quoting the Marquis de Sade. – Gorer, The Life and Ideas of the Marquis de Sade, p.105. – In accordance with Sade’s sexual practices, not his political beliefs, the word “sadism” was coined. Sadism as a way to gain pleasure out of victimizing others, is also a characteristic of territorialist politicians, but with the difference, that these sadists pretend that they give pleasure rather than merely inflict pain and sacrifices upon their victims, in other words, that their relationship with us would be a sado-masochistic one. At least for statists this is true to some extent. – The consent of the victims is all too widely granted. - JZ, 18.2.08.

POLITICS: A constant choice between two evils.” – John Morley.

POLITICS: A device for stealing wealth, rights, liberties and even lives from productive people, all under the false pretence of serving them and leading them into a glorious future. – JZ, 5.8.93, 19.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: A famous French economist by the name of Frederic Bastiat once suggested that when social policies turn out to be harmful to the citizenry, it is because politicians often react to economic problems that they can see, without any regard for the unforeseen consequences of their solutions to those problems." - Jack Chambless – UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES, LONG VIEW, SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS

POLITICS: a further distinction between political action taken in defense of legitimate operations and action taken for purposes of securing privilege.” – Lawrence White, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, Nov. 77.

POLITICS: A licence to lie, steal, assault and even murder – and to get away with this.” – JZ, 10.9.91.

POLITICS: A new science of politics is needed for a new world.” - Alexis de Tocqueville. - A genuine science of politics does not exist when it does not deal also  with exterritorially autonomous panarchies for volunteers. Nor does a genuine science of economics exist without laissez faire or free markets and free enterprise and free exchange when it comes to all political, economic and social services and systems. For all political, economic and social systems experimental freedom for volunteers is as much required as it is in the natural sciences, technology and in the creative arts and crafts. - JZ, 24.11.02, 9.3.09, 3.2.11. - POLITICAL SCIENCE, PANARCHISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, COMPETITION, MARKETS, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, CONTRACTS, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & TRADE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICS: a new set of politicians wrestle with the same old problems just as ineffectively as the old set, for the most part.” – Ben Bova, in editorial, ANALOG, March 75.

POLITICS: A profession holding out the greatest amount of power for the least amount of training or responsibility.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.103. – POWER, RESPONSIBILITY, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICS: a raid of hungry sycophants upon the subject mass.” – W. G. Sumner, quoted in Beard & Beard, The American Spirit, p.304. – TERRITORIALISM AMOUNTS TO ALMOST CONTINUOUS RAIDING & SUPPRESSION, TAXATION, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, CONTROLS, STATISM

POLITICS: A review of the history of busing reveals that American social science has responded to the busing issue politically, not objectively or rationally. … It is just one more example of a politically inspired social action program that has defied social realities.” – E. P. Langerton: The Busing Cover-up, p.3. - A coercive attempt to establish “racial balance” in all schools, instead of leaving local schools alone to do their own things for their local population. – JZ

POLITICS: A sound currency requires honesty openness and readiness to accept it for wanted consumer goods and services. It cannot be based on lies, false pretences, false assumptions, promises to pay in the far future, far less promises to rob others to make good the promises. It cannot be rightfully based on power politics, vested interest, political pull or push or "investments" in tax slaves. - JZ, 27.1.93, 15.4.97. 3.2.11. – MONETARY POLICIES, CURRENCY, HONESTY & FOUNDATION OF MONEY

POLITICS: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.” - Ambrose Bierce, 1842 – ca.1914, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1881-1913, definition of a Conservative. The Enlarged Devils’ Dictionary, 1967. – What is largely true for territorial states is not necessarily true, in most cases, for the affairs of communities of volunteers that are only exterritorially autonomous. – The members of the latter do have many more interests in common and can escape abuses by individual secession. – JZ, 10.9.07. - & POLITICIANS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: According to the Chodorov rationale, all the great political movements of modern times are slave philosophies. For, no matter whether they speak in the name of communism, socialism, fascism, New Dealism or the Welfare (sometimes called the Positive) State, the modern political philosophers are all alike in advocating the forcible seizure of bigger and bigger proportions of the individual’s energy. It matters not a whit whether the coercion is done by club or the tax agent – the coercion of labor is there; and such coercion is a definition of slavery. Nor does it matter that the energy-product of one individual is spent by the government on another: such spending makes beneficiaries into wards, and wards are slaves, too.” – John Chamberlain, in his introduction to Frank Chodorov, One Is a Crowd, p.X. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, DISTRIBUTIONISM & SLAVERY

POLITICS: Affairs at his uncle’s counting house sometimes attracted Frederic’s attention. The Napoleonic Wars had ravaged French ports like Bayonne for two decades; controls of all sorts had set back Bayonne’s commerce to a point well below its eighteenth-century levels. Even after 1815, controls of the French government were proving nearly as restrictive as the English blockade had ever been. For young Frederic, this first-hand experience was convincing proof that the economic affairs of citizens always suffered when they became objects of public policy.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 20. – Underlining by me: JZ – PUBLIC POLICY VS. SOUND ECONOMICS

POLITICS: All political organization is nothing more nor less than enforced altruism at the common expense.” – Robert LeFevre in Autarchy, RAMPART JOURNAL, Summer 66. – That is true only for territorial States like e.g. Welfare States. - JZ, 3.2.11. - ALTRUISM

POLITICS: All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.” – James Reston, “New York”, THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1968 - MAJORITIES, INDIFFERENCE, APATHY

POLITICS: All politics are corrupt, since the essence of politics is compromise, and what can we most easily compromise but our principles?” – Bruce E. Harper. – Compromise is closely associated with the territorialism imposed upon whole populations, consisting of many very different groups. Among the diverse exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, their members do largely share the same or similar ideas, opinions and attitudes, thus compromises can, usually, be avoided. If no unanimous agreement is reached then the dissenters are always free to exterritorially secede from them. That freedom is denied to them under territorialism. -JZ, 3.2.11, 27.12.13. – COMPROMISES RARE AMONG LIKE-MINDED VOLUNTEERS, PRINCIPLES, UNITY, DIVERSITY, TERRITORIALISM VS. PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICS: All politics, even among the greatest statesmen, is mere improvisation, hoping for the best or for luck.” – (“Alles Politisieren, auch bei den groessten Staatsmaennern, ist Improvisieren auf gut Glueck.”) – Nietzssche - That could be rightful and rational among volunteers but not when the experiments are territorially imposed upon whole populations. - JZ, 3.2.11.

POLITICS: All talk of politics. We talk of us.” – Sponti-Special. – (“Alle reden von Politik. Wir reden von uns.”) – All talk only of territorial politics instead of the voluntarily and individually chosen “politics” i.e., exterritorial autonomy, voluntary membership and personal laws that would correspond to individual ideas and preferences. Thus the most diverse societies and could and would peacefully coexist and compete with each other, just like fair sports teams, private enterprises or cooperatives. – Conciseness is not always clear enough. – JZ, 27.3.08, 27.12.13.

POLITICS: All territorial political policies are self-defeating. They form, in the long run, negative feedback loops. – JZ, 11.11.82. – We should no longer sacrifices human lives, limbs, health, liberties, rights, labors, skills and properties to them. – The ancient Moloch Cult may have demanded less in human sacrifices. – JZ, 4.3.08.

POLITICS: All the world had been at cross-purposes, had misunderstood themselves and the situation, had followed wrong paths, drawn wrong conclusions, had known none of the facts.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907. – STATISM, NATIONALISM, POWER POLITICS, DIPLOMACY, RULERS, POLITICIANS, FOREIGN POLICY, INTERNAL POLICY, WAR, CIVIL WAR, REVOLUTIONS, RESISISTANCE, TERRORISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, DEFENCE, PROTECTION, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, COLLECTIVE RESONSIBILITY & TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM FIGHTERS, LIBERATION, REVOLUTIONS

POLITICS: Almost all territorial politics, except anti-politics, or exterritorial autonomy or personal law politics or voluntarism amount to political banditry, however pretentious and camouflaged. – JZ, 13.10.93, 15.2.08, 27.12.13.

POLITICS: Almost all who ‘prefer’ predatory political coercion to productive economic commerce do so because they have been indoctrinated to believe the former natural, normal and necessary, the latter impractical, impossible and unthinkable. They ‘voluntarily’ choose the former like they ‘voluntarily’ pay taxes, or like a child born in India ‘voluntarily’ chooses to become a Hindu.” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION, 23.11.1980, p.36. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, MARKET, VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXCHANGE

POLITICS: Always the individual was chained to the common lot, no matter how bitterly he objected; he was carried along irresistibly.” - Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday, preface, VIII, 1943/44. - Individual sovereignty or full consumer sovereignty or choice of governments and societies, to end or at least to minimize these messes. - JZ in Pan AZ. - We should not forget that millions of them during war time were armed. But they mostly obeyed rather than mutinied or rose in insurrection or fraternized with the other armies and concluded a separate and just peace between themselves. Who could have prevented them from doing that? Only their own prejudices, limited ideas and imagination did. For the spleens of a few leaders, killable with a knife or a pistol or by a sharp-shooter using rifle from a distance - and in dozens of other ways - millions of people let themselves be slaughtered or used and abused in slaughtering millions of other people. How many, if any, even of the libertarians and anarchists, today, have bothered to develop a good revolutionary and liberation program against any totalitarian or despotic regime? Including a good tax strike program and a good one for voluntary taxation and monetary freedom. Also a good program is needed for a military insurrection against such regimes. How many have pondered quite rightful war and peace aims, which could even prevent wars? In other words, they will become so victimized once again, en masse, because they have not sufficiently prepared themselves for such eventualities. - JZ, 22.2.08, 4.2.11, 27.12.13. - STATE, TERRITORIALISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, Q., LACK OF GOOD ENOUGH PROGRAMS

POLITICS: Among all the political ideals, the wish to make people happy is perhaps the most dangerous one.” – Karl Popper. – Translated from the German version: ”Aber von allen politischen Idealen ist der Wunsch, die Menschen gluecklich zu machen, vielleicht der gefaehrlichste.” - Happiness can’t be distributed, least of all at the expense of the taxpayers. It has to be earned or deserved. – JZ, 5.7.92, 27.12.13. – And under terms like “happiness”, just like under terms like “men” and “people”, the most diverse conditions, affairs and individuals are all too much generalized, especially under territorial politics, under which the diverse individuals and groups are not free to sort themselves out, with each group doing its things among its voluntary members. Thus only can they achieve thereby genuine self-government, self-determination and independence. Most important aspects of their lives remain today territorially monopolized by national States and their governments and all of their subjects, whole populations, are coercively subjected e.g. to centralized planning, decision-making, direction and control by other people, often even people they dislike, hate or have good reasons to fear. – JZ, 23.2.08, 27.12.13. - HAPPINESS, SELF-RULE, UTILITARIANISM, PRAGMATISM, WELFARISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-CONTROL, SEL-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM & AVALANCHES OF LEGISLATION & TAXES

POLITICS: an almost (*) insoluble tangle of desires, ambitions, motivations - hopes, fears, loves - terrible, unyielding hatreds... monstrous dealings between man and man (**) and between nation and nation (**) ... to atomic war. - Allen Drury, The Promise of Joy, p.436. - (*) For territorial organizations it is insoluble. (**) Territorial mis-leaders rather than men and nations. Individuals and the people as a whole are systematically and explicitly excluded and disfranchised from important decision -making. JZ, 15.6.92. The voluntaristic aspects of panarchies and their exterritorial autonomies would allow all these differences to sort them out and reduce them by corresponding self-responsibilities. Ultimately, they might even disappear, gradually and finally. Compare the development toward “globalism” and Western civilization. The decisive thing is that in the process the differences in each panarchy are already becoming harmless or irrelevant to outsiders. – JZ, 6.1.93, 4.2.11, 27.12.13. – TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PEACEFULLY COEXISTING DIVERSE SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS, ALL DOING THEIR OWN THINGS AMONG THEIR FOLLOWERS

POLITICS: An election involves the art of “politics”, the dictionary defining politics as “the plotting or scheming of those seeking personal power, glory, position, or the like.” – What a reassuring definition. …” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.55.

POLITICS: an individualized approach is alien to a politicized system.” – Lanny Friedlander in an early reason article: “The gang that couldn’t shot straight.” – It is alien only to the territorialist political system but quite natural for the system of exterritorially autonomous communities under personal laws for volunteers only. – JZ, 6.3.08.

POLITICS: And an echo of John Stuart Mill was heard in Henderson’s comment “The best brains and intelligence we have in this country traditionally have seldom gone into politics and government … so many untrained and unskilled people (are) determining our destinies.” – Marshall Bruce Evoy, OPTION Magazine, 10/76. – The more mediocre they are, the more power they want. The more competent they fancy themselves to be, the more power they strive for. – JZ, 18.11.82. – "No one is good enough to rule another man without his consent! - MEDIOCRITY, POWER ADDICTS, INCOMPETENTS, IGNORANT, STUPID & PREJUDICED PEOPLE GOING INTO TERRITORIAL POLITICS & DECIDING IT.

POLITICS: And from a tactical viewpoint, it’s my belief that significant political changes take place as a result of activity outside of politics rather than inside. So, ethically, I will not participate – and pragmatically, I believe it is more effective to remain an outsider.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.15. - One cannot sufficiently reform bureaucracy through bureaucracy or territorialism through territorialism or war through war. However, there are some voluntary, exterritorial and human rights options that are still insufficiently explored and publicized. - JZ, 4.2.11. - CHANGE, REFORMS, PARTIES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: And no matter how valid the arguments for your project, or how well they are documented, who you know is usually more important than what you know; this is how things get done in the political arena.” - Steven J. Schneider, THE FREEMAN, 9/76. - REASONING, EVIDENCE, POWER, INFLUENCE UNDER TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: And since Natural Law is violated not only by the use of force, but by the threat of force, all political action (other than that intended to protect individuals from aggression (*) is immoral; that is so because all political action carries with it the threat of force.” (**) - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.314. - (*) And actually achieving that, which may be quite rare! - (**) That applies only to territorial politics. That of exterritorial politics for volunteers would have institutionalized individual and group secessionism. Dissenters would simply opt out or withdraw. - JZ, 4.3.08. - They would also form volunteer militias of a kind suitable to defend their individual rights and liberties - with genuinely defensive force only. All too much of territorially organized force is used aggressively and for wrongful purposes. - JZ, 4.1.11. - FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, POLITICAL ACTION, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, MILITIA

POLITICS: And there is the “way of force and strife” founded upon either the belief in the ownership of some by others or the simple reverence of brute force. … the inherent dynamic of political power – the ways in which the great game of politics captures its participants no matter what their own initial intentions … - Eric Mack, Auberon Herbert, p.24. - TERRITORIALISM, PERSONALITY CULT, HERO-WORSHIP, LEADERSHIP

POLITICS: any decent man is outside all politics, … - Alexander Herzen, From the Other Shore, London, 1956, pp. 96/97. – I wish that were completely true. At present he is still all too much dominated by territorial politics, as one of its numerous victims. He ought to become free to opt out from under it. – He ought not to become or to remain a territorial political activist or victim. - JZ, 17.3.09. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

POLITICS: any political system which concentrates power inevitably ends up in the hands of gangsters.” – Brian Wilshire, Fine Print 2, p.27. – B. W. did not consider the exterritorial and voluntary alternatives. A world-wide cosmopolitan society of volunteers would not necessarily be ruled by gangsters, while a World State would be. – JZ, 17.3.09. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER POLITICS, CENTRALIZATION, PLANNING, INTERVENTIONISM

POLITICS: Anyone who does not understand the utter cynicism of politics does not understand politics." - Thomas Sowell – POLITICS OF TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Apart from being territorially despotic, prohibitive, obstructive and destructive and very costly, it is also full of self-deception, fraud and false pretences. – JZ, 23.5.91. 28.3.08. – I meant, naturally, only territorial politics. The political associations of volunteers at least can be very different and almost the opposite of the above described territorial kind, the bad half of politics, apart from the usual human flaws and personality clashes. To be consistent in their voluntarism they must concede self-governance options even to the their opponents, as long as these remain also tolerant. One cannot remain tolerant towards intolerant people, e.g. aggressors and private criminals - if one wants to remain free and alive. – JZ, 28.12.13.

POLITICS: As a new member of the Israeli Parliament, Major-General Ariel Sharon observed, “I’ve just entered the political arena, and it already looks more dangerous than the battlefield. There at least, you’re fighting the enemy. (*) In politics, you have to fight all sides – including your own. – NEWSWEEK, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 11/74. – Neither aggression nor defence nor enemy were so far properly defined in military and political “science”. – JZ, 5.3.08. – What is true for territorial politics is not necessarily true for the exterritorial politics of voluntarism or panarchism. The first is the extreme of intolerance. The latter is the extreme of tolerance for all those, who are tolerant. – JZ, 17.3.09. – Once all members of all the factions of a party can also become fully autonomous under personal law, if they prefer this, then infighting and leadership struggles and the fear becoming dominated by people with different ideals, in internal affairs and in foreign relations will then be greatly reduced. Just as happened with religions, wherever they have finally learnt to become tolerant, they are no longer engaged in civil and international wars. – JZ, 28.12.13.

POLITICS: As evidenced by the state of the economy today, we see that government officials do not look beyond the short-range effects of their actions, that is, beyond the next election. Any business that tried to operate along these lines would find itself quickly bankrupt. The only thing that keeps local governments from going out of business is their supposedly unlimited source of funds: taxes.” – Steven J. Schneider, THE FREEMAN, 9/76. – Not to forget: Their numerous and legalized wrongful monopolies and powers! - JZ, 4.2.11. – By now most of them are no longer dependent exclusively on local taxes and monopoly service charges but do get also State subsidies, possibly even federal ones. Without tax-supports and monopolies, only competing local service suppliers would remain of them. – JZ, 28.12.13. - SHORT RANGE THINKING, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, SUBSIDIES, MONOPOLIES

POLITICS: As for the people around me, their attitudes seemed strangest of all. They all disparaged politics. Their common saying, "Oh, that's politics," always pointed to something that in any other sphere of action they would call shabby and disreputable. But they never asked themselves why it was that in this one sphere of action alone they took shabby and disreputable conduct as a matter of course. It was all the more strange because these same people still somehow assumed that politics existed for the promotion of the highest social purposes. They assumed that the State's primary purpose was to promote through appropriate institutions the general welfare of its members. - This assumption, whatever it amounted to, furnished the rationale of their patriotism, and they held to it with a tenacity that on slight provocation became vindictive and fanatical. Yet all of them were aware, and if pressed, could not help acknowledging, that more than 90 percent of the State's energy was employed directly against the general welfare. Thus one might say that they seemed to have one set of credenda for weekdays and another for Sundays, and never to ask themselves what actual reasons they had for holding either." - Albert Jay Nock, Anarchist's Progress – SHABBY, DISREPUTABLE, PEOPLE, CONTRADICTORY ATTITUDE OF THEM: NO FAITH IN POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS & POLICEMEN - COMBINED WITH STATISM, DOUBLE-THINK, TERRITORIALISM, PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM

POLITICS: As our controversial friend Blake said, ‘Politics is something else apart from human life.” – Jack Robinson, FREEDOM, London, vol. 39, No.11. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS, COERCION & MONOPOLIES VS. VOLUNTARISM & COMPETITION.

POLITICS: as the economic motive is profit, so the political motive is power.” – Orval Watts, Should we Strengthen the UN? p.34. – While businesses offers only competitive and wanted services at market prices for profit to itself and its customers, territorial politics also offers and imposes unwanted services and disservices to many involuntary victims and charges them highly for them in form of taxes, while charging high monopoly prices for wanted services, directly or indirectly (through taxes). – JZ, 28.3.08, 4.2.11. – POWER, PROFIT, MOTIVES, DOMINATION, COMPULSION, EXTORTION, INTOLERANCE & TAX TRIBUTES VS. FREE EXCHANGES, LAISSEZ FAIRE & MUTUAL TOLERANCE

POLITICS: At the moment it has sunk to a scheme for occupying busybodies and pauperising the rest of mankind. - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.148. – WELFARE STATE, MIXED ECONOMY, POVERTY, INTERVENTIONISM

POLITICS: Australians have been rotted by too much politics.” – THE ECONOMISTS, London, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 10.12.77. - By territorial politics. Its voluntary and exterritorial autonomy alternatives have been all too much neglected or outlawed. - JZ, 4.2.11. – Wrongful equal voting rights of all adults – on the affairs of others are granted as a supposedly basic right, while the own votes or decision-making rights on the own affairs are very much restricted to private and small affairs. However, even marriage contracts are “unified” by territorial governments and compulsory licenses are imposed for businesses, trades & professions. – JZ, 28.12.13.

POLITICS: avoid political action and all other forms of coercive endeavor.” – Robert LeFevre, LIBERTARIAN HANDBOOK, 1973. - Rather: Avoid territorialist "principles", actions, policies, laws, institutions, means, assumptions and conclusions if you want peace, freedom, justice, security, progress, order, prosperity and enlightenment. - It is territorialism and compulsion (e.g. compulsory trade unionism) that make collectivism dangerous to human rights and liberties. Once they are exterritorially confined to volunteers only then they will be harmful only to them. At least temporarily and to that extent they have renounced their individual rights and liberties and must suffer the consequences of their choice – until they, too, do secede and pick a better association or system for themselves, also under its kind of personal law or exterritorial autonomy – for its volunteers. - JZ, 4.2.11, 28.12.13. – TERRITORIALISM VS. FREE CHOICE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ESPECIALLY INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

POLITICS: avoid reliance upon all political processes of any kind and for any reason.” – Robert LeFevre, LIBERTARIAN YEARBOOK, 1973. – Avoid or abolish, as much as you can, all territorial politics but not all voluntary relationships. – JZ, 17.3.09.

POLITICS: Bakunin never entered a parliament as a representative or joined a political part. From the beginning he was well aware that ‘Whoever talks of political power, talks of domination’ and insisted … that ‘All political organization is destined to end in the negation of freedom.’ – Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible. – Territorial politics =/= exterritorial politics. Territorial organization =/= exterritorial organization. Territorial governments =/= exterritorial governments. Uniform and imposed laws =/= personal laws. Compulsory membership =/= voluntary membership. Territorial sovereignty =/= exterritorial autonomy. Coercion =/= voluntarism. Monopolism =/= competition. - What is quite true for territorial governments is not necessarily true for communities of volunteers, which are only exterritorially autonomous. A new science of politics is required, one that considers the exterritorialist options as well. – JZ, 7.1.99. - The difference is as large as that between compulsory taxes and voluntary taxes, compulsory membership and voluntary membership. And yet what has wrongly been called "political science" has not yet seriously dealt with this difference! - JZ, 20.9.04, 4.2.11. - TERRITORIAL & DOMINATION VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW FOR VOLUNTEERS, SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

POLITICS: Band-aid between elections, promises at the polls and betrayal thereafter.” – Des Keegan, THE AUSTRALIAN, 17.1.87. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Basically, political motivation, the want motive, is anti-social. Most simply put, it is wanting something for nothing; it is the desire to have without earning, to take without giving. Its only possible methods, essentially, are begging or stealing.” – ERC WORLD MARKET PERSPECTIVE, Canada, 16.10,75. – Not to forget robbery, fraud, wrongful penalties, extortion, tribute levies called taxation, majority despotism, tyranny and totalitarianism. - JZ, 4.2.11. - SOCIAL, ANTI-SOCIAL, TERRITORIALISM VS. GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT & SELF-DETERMINATION, SELFRESPONSIBILITY

POLITICS: Bastiat had lived through monarchy, middle-class democracy, and egalitarian democracy, each punctuated with periodical revolution. In his last days, he correctly predicted the imminent rise of dictatorship. Thus he experienced the full spectrum of political events. His genius rests on the fact that he recognized the impossibility of any lasting political solution, no matter who might control the state, so long as we fail to appreciate the necessity for individual freedom and for strict limitation of political authority to the task of protecting life and property.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.230. (In my copy there is a typo making an involuntary joke on the State, by replacing the world “property” with “poverty”. – JZ, 24.2.08. - PROTECTION BY THE STATE? IS THE TERRITORIAL STATE THE LEAST SUITABLE OR THE BEST INSTITUTION FOR THIS?

POLITICS: Become healthy and free, secure and relatively rich, by your own efforts and as a result of your own individual choice of what you consider to be the best political, economic and social system or experiment for this purpose. Don’t swallow the territorialist lies, errors and false pretences any longer. – If your own free experiments, together with like-minded people, will not succeed, you will learn from them and will soon undertake better ones, until you are finally successful. You will also have the chance to learn much from all kinds of other experiments by other voluntary communities all around you. So your progress has at least the potential to be fast and assured. – JZ, 9.11.97, 27.3.08, 4.2.11. – Start your own Welfare State or welfare society or social insurance system but without claiming a territorial monopoly for it. Leave all others free in the pursuit of their kind of ideal society or utopia. – JZ, 28.12.13. - SELF-HELP, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, UTOPISM, METAUTOPIA, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS,  POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM.

POLITICS: becomes a matter of choosing among packaged personalities instead of substantive issues.” – Karl Hess, Community Technology, p.68. – True for the usual territorial election politics. But this kind of politics is also characterized by substantive issues like compulsory taxation, conscription, monetary despotism, compulsory State membership or subjugation, imposed territorial laws and monopolistic decision-making on war and peace, issues that are rarely subject to voting campaigns or a referendum. – JZ, 17.3.09, 28.12.13. - VOTING, LEADERSHIP, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITIES

POLITICS: Britain has landed in the soup because the British have ceased generating consistent theories and have been guided by short-term ad hoc pragmatism in response to the agitation of the ignorant in the pursuit of the unobtainable.” – H. S. Ferns: The Disease of Government, p.61. – Territorialism, by its very nature, pays little attention to genuine principles, theories, rights and liberties. - JZ, 4.2.11. - DEMOCRACY, PEOPLE, IGNORANCE, PRAGMATISM, PARTIES, POLITICIANS, THEORIES, PRINCIPLES, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Bulganin tried to force him to resign as Party Secretary: “We have seven votes, and you have only four.” Khrushchev sneered, “In mathematics, two and two are four indeed, but politics are another matter!”(*) – Rallying his supporters, he ousted his rivals, and in March 1958 became sole dictator of the Soviet Union.” – Jules Archer, The Dictators, p.38. - (*) There it is rather a matter of: “Who has the dirt on whom?” – JZ, 17.3.09. – And, also: Who has the bayonets on his side? - JZ, 4.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Bureaucracy does not even work well enough in private enterprises. Far less could it work in politics, in governments, in the administration of justice and in the provision of education, training and enlightenment, defence, protection, insurance and development. – Statist territorial bureaucracies are the worst, the most wrongful, irrational and counter-productive ones. - JZ, 3.10.88, 27.3.08, 4.2.11. – STATISM, MONOPOLISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Bury your mistakes in more laws. You traffic in illusion.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.170. – The trouble with most laws is not that they are buried, best perhaps with their legislators and upholders, but that they are artificially kept alive while we and our individual rights and liberties are, largely, buried under the wrongful territorial laws, taxes, institutions and wars of politicians. – JZ, 9.3.09, 4.2.11. - LAWS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: business (wealth producing) … to politics (wealth consumption)” – Percy L. Greaves, JOURNAL OF CHRISTIAN ECONOMICS, Jan. 27, 1953. (*) – Politics amounts to coercive collectivistic wealth distribution and consumption and as such it is impoverishing. – JZ, 28.3.08. - (*) Are there really different economics, different according to a religious belief, or does one genuine economics cover all human beings, regardless of e.g. their religious beliefs? I am inclined towards the latter view. – JZ, 28.3.08. – All the rest are really anti-economics or neo-comics as Dr. H. G. Pearce used to say. - JZ, 4.2.11. - Q.

POLITICS: But a realistic understanding of government keeps you out of the Government Traps. You won’t waste precious time and energy trying to work through the government to become free. Nor will you allow blind allegiance or patriotism to keep you from living your life as you want to live it. Nor will you be deterred by the government’s apparent powers.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.101. – Alas, there are not enough territorial law loopholes left to lead directly to all liberties and rights. The few still available today may already be outlawed to morrow. - JZ, 4.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM, PARTIES, GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY

POLITICS: But as they travelled down the troubled road of the nineteenth century together. Politics and Liberty reached a fork. Liberty took one path, and Politics another. The “unspeakably beautiful” doctrine was overshadowed by a cloud, which signified that a terrible storm lay ahead on the road of mankind’s history. That storm was the triumph of statism: Liberty was rarely heard from again.” – R. A. Childs Jr., LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 3/75. - Even now liberty is all too rarely heard of, seen or read (apart from merely using or abusing this term) - because the supposed liberty lovers have failed so far to make all its texts readily and cheaply accessible, although by now that could be done on a single and merely book-sized cheap and, nevertheless, powerful enough large external H.D. - I do not know of any genuine excuse for this omission. Naturally, it is too large a job for an individual but libertarians write and talk so much about voluntarism, division of labor and market-like collaboration - and yet they do not apply their insights here. - Instead they cheer when merely another old libertarian titles is finally reprinted again for a while. - JZ, 4.2.11. – This project, too, would be helped along if online there were a complete list of libertarian projects, those already started by some and also those, which are so far merely proposed. – JZ, 28.12.13. - LIBERTY, COMPLETE LIBERTARIAN PUBLISHING IN ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, NEW DRAFT, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LISTED ONLINE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ON A HDD, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: but in principle, the bulk of them have simply been sentenced to politics at birth.” - Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p.231. – Just like I was born under the Nazi regime, a few months after it came to power. – R. C. applied this only (I am not so sure about that, upon re-reading this now. - JZ, 4.2.11.) to the political types, and heirs of queens and kings. However, aren’t at present all of us sentenced to territorialism, to being territorially ruled and, correspondingly, misruled? (One might even say within country-wide prisons or nurseries for adults. – JZ, 28.12.13.) Even the wisest man at the top of the territorial pyramid is likely to commit many wrongs and make many mistakes that harm his subjects, if he does anything at all, or even if he merely upholds the existing territorial system, with all of its inbuilt and accumulated wrongs and harmful features. – JZ, 10.10.08. – TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICS: But the nature of the (*) political process is that it’s easiest to get laws that benefit a few greatly and hurt many slightly.” – Filthy Pierre, THE CONNECTION 96, of 2 Aug. 81, p. 66. – In the mechanics of territorial majoritarianism, the strong self-interest of the few and the apathy of the many, when it comes to just another wrongfully imposed but small personal burden, lets them get away with this gradual build-up of more and more wrongful privileges at the expense of the many. - In balance even the thus privileged few have also to pay for many other privileges legally granted to other successful lobbies. - The classical examples are offered by all protectionist legislation. - We have to become individually free to secede from the lot to escape this territorialist and legalized exploitation. – (*) territorial – JZ, n.d. & 4.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, OPTING OUT, PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES, PARALLELT SOCIETIES, INSTEAD OF TRYING TO REPEAL OR REFORM MILLIONS OF LAWS & REGULATIONS ONE BY ONE, EACH TIME IN PROLONGED  STRUGGLES, METAUTOPIA

POLITICS: but the perverse ways of human politics being what they were, the temporary settlement had become more and more permanent. …” - Thomas N. Scortia, Earth Wreck, p.7. - Wartime emergency legislation carries over even into peace-times. - More laws are added than repealed. Parliaments are turned into mass production factories for new laws instead of mass-repeal institutions for wrongful and irrational old laws. - Even Paine's and Jefferson's proposal for "sunset laws" has not yet been generally realized. Individual and group secessionism as well as competing exterritorial autonomy alternatives for volunteers are still legally blocked. - JZ, 4.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM, LEGISLATION

POLITICS: But, it is certain that once a man gets into politics his mind works along obscure ways, none of which fit the ordinary concepts of sanity or probity. When, seeking preferment, he promises to both lower the prices of farm products to the consumer and raise the income of farmers, is he honest or is he sane? If he believes he can perform such a miracle one must conclude that his mind is disarranged. If he has in mind the creation of new money with which to subsidize the farmer, then he is dishonest; unless, of course, he does not know that inflation is dishonest; in which case either his intelligence or his rationality is brought into question.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.102. - Only the multiplication of legal tender money is inflationary and is dishonest. The issue of optional and market-rated alternative currencies with a sound value standard is an honest business and cannot lead to the inflation of prices expressed in this sound value standards. (*) Under legal tender the bad money drives out the good. Under free market rating the good currencies drive out the bad ones. – (*) At most such competing currencies could themselves become depreciated, while sound value standard reckoning could go on in most of the prices, wages, salaries, fees etc. of the whole economy. E.g., a whole shopping center, that has issued its own shop-foundation currency, might be destroyed by fire, a tornado, an earthquake or bombing. – Then, like tickets to a cinema or theatre its currency would depreciate. However, e.g. there are ca. 150 Westfield Shopping Centers in Australia alone and they do accept each other’s gift certificates at par. – Thus the destruction of one would not greatly matter in this respect to the holders of such gift certificates. - JZ, 4.3.08. – If a nuclear war destroyed all of them, we, their customers, would be mostly dead anyhow, in countries as citified as Australia. – JZ, 28.12.13. - LEGAL TENDER, POLITICIANS, MONETARY FREEDOM, INFLATION,

POLITICS: By means of economics many good, dull men can live on the brains of a few good, bright men. By means of politics a few bright evil men can live on the blood of many dull evil men.” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 105, 24.7.82, p.8. – And also as the expense and risk of many bright and good men, or not so bright but honest men, as long as these are not free to escape from territorial rule into any of the exterritorially autonomous community or society alternatives that they might wish for themselves, once they get this kind of free choice or consumer sovereignty or personal law option. – Everyone to be free to make his own wise, somewhat informed or foolish choices for himself only. – Then progress would be assured and rapid and the worst evils of territorialism would be avoidable for all. - JZ, 19.7.89, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: call for an eternal divorce between politics and finance.” - Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p. 41. - Alas, offhand I cannot remember a single case in which Benn clearly stood up for complete monetary and financial freedom. - But then, how many others did? - JZ, 23.5.97. - FINANCE, MONEY & CURRENCY, SEPARATION OF POWERS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM VS. MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION & CONTRIBUTION SCHEMES IN EVERY SPHERE

POLITICS: Carlyle complains, in the bitterness of his heart, that the true kings and governors of mankind (*) have retired in disgust from the task of governing (*) the world, and betaken themselves to the altogether private business of governing themselves. Whenever the world at large shall become as wise as they, when all men shall be content to govern themselves merely, then, and not till then, will “The True Constitution of Government” begin to be installed. Carlyle has but discovered the fact that good men are withdrawing from politics, without penetrating the rationale of the phenomenon.” – Stephen Pearl Andrews, The Science of Society, p.31. – (*) ??? – The wisest men should be aware that even for them it would be very unwise to attempt to territorially rule or guide all others in a territory. They could be successful guides or leaders only for like-minded volunteers. - We should not even think that "true kings and governors of mankind" would be possible and desirable territorially rather than exterritorially for their volunteers only and thus, indirectly and in the long run only, also for most of mankind. - JZ, 4.2.11. - PARTIES, POLITICS, POLITICIANS, GOOD MEN, ENLIGHTENMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE VS. TERRITORIAL DOMINATION ATTEMPTS, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION

POLITICS: Caution: Politics is dangerous to your health, property, freedom & life! - JZ, 73. – I meant, naturally, only territorial politics. – JZ, 17.3.09.

POLITICS: change toward a politics of living rather than making a living from politics.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.74. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENAL FREEDOM FOR ALL UNDER PERSONAL LAW, METAUTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

POLITICS: Collective decision-making and representation does not work very well among numerous small shareholders, in spite of their proprietary interests and confinement to particular and limited decision-making. In territorial politics the size and involvements are, usually, much larger and thus lead, inevitably, to still much worse representation, insufficient incentives for the ordinary voter and, naturally, to all too many and wrongful decisions, centrally made by a few mis-managers or “great” leaders, on the property, affairs, rights and liberties of the many dissenting others and the masses of those who let themselves be misled, without protest, even into mass slaughters. – JZ, 26.5.93, 19.2.08. - SHARE COMPANIES, OPTIMAL SIZE VS. OVER-SIZE, SELF-GOVERNANCE & SELF-MANAGEMENT VS. CENTRALIZED GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP ONLY AMONG VOLUNTEERS, TERRITORIALISM, POLYARCHISM, STATES, PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICS: Collective political decision-making for large blocks of people should only occur for and among those who get themselves individually registered as voluntary victims for it. - JZ, 29.5.92. - Under full individual consumer sovereignty it would be largely abolished or greatly reduced, sooner or later and all freedom alternatives could be simultaneously practised among their volunteers and would teach them and others all they could and should learn about freedom options and solutions. Territorial politics does not teach. It frustrates and dumbs down and incapacitates us. - JZ, 13.1.93. – It does this to the leaders as well as to their misled victims. - JZ, 4.2.11. – They never really grow up and mature into responsible adults. – JZ, 28.12.13. – “Every leash has two ends.” At least the owners of big dogs or of horses should be aware of that. But then the unconscious panarchistic actions or those taken already for granted, as quite normal, in the minor affairs of our private lives, are still generally ignored, instead of understood as successful precedents for panarchism, its voluntarism and laissez faire as well as peaceful coexistence in public affairs. – JZ, 28.12.13. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE EXCHANGE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, FREEDOM OF EXPERIMENTATION – IN EVERY SPHERE.

POLITICS: Concealment, evasion, factious combinations, the surrender of convictions to party objects, and the systematic pursuit of expediency are things of daily occurrence among men of the highest character, once embarked in the contentions of political life.” – Robert Lowe, Editorial in the London TIMES, Feb.7, 1852. – CORRUPTION, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIAL STATES AS USUAL VS. PANARCHIES OF VOLUNTEERS, FACTION FIGHTING, COMPROMISES, EXPEDIENCY OR DOGMAS VS. SOUND PRINCIPLES, LEADERSHIP

POLITICS: Constantly men had to subordinate themselves to the demands of the State, to become the prey of the most stupid politics, to adapt themselves to the most fantastic changes.” – Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday, 1943/44, VIII. -  Panarchism gives them the chance to opt out of such messes or make their own, at their own expense and risk. - JZ, 8.4.89. - Or to establish their own form of utopia or paradise, as they perceive it. - JZ, 8.9.04. - If they had bothered, in time, to ponder the alternatives to territorialism, would they have lost as much in blood, in goods, in time and energy, as they did, e.g. through WW I, WW II, the Great Depression and the Great German Inflation? But they granted territorialism the consent of the victims and ignored e.g. Johann Gottlieb Fichte’s 1793 book on the French Revolution, in which he clearly demanded the right to secede from the State. Also the history of personal law communities. – They were rather prepared to run under artillery and machine gun fire and through barbed wire against “enemy” trenches - rather than think and discuss alternatives to territorialism. Is it so very different today, when territorialism even threatens us with a general nuclear holocaust? - JZ, 22.2.08. POWER, NWT, TERRITORIALISM, STATE, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM

POLITICS: Constitutionalism and the extension of the suffrage did not alter the character of politics. These institutions merely increased the number of claimants for special privileges and complicated the art of balancing interests. In the early years of our country the politician’s problem was quite simple: the pressure groups consisted of tariff-seekers, land-grabbers, money-brokers, franchise-hunters and a few others, and the balancing of interests was fixed by the size of campaign contributions. In due time, thanks to professional organizers, others got into the act, and the politician now has to consider the privilege claims of vote-laden and skillfully led proletarians, farmers, teachers, veterans – a host of articulate “minority” groups – as well as the traditional claimants. The juggling has become more intricate.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.38. - TERRITORIALISM, COMPROMISES, MUTUAL PLUNDER BUND, VESTED INTERESTS, LOBBIES, CONSTITUTIONALISM, VOTING, PRESSURE GROUPS, TAXATION LEADS TO A COMMON TROUGH FOR ALL THE PIGS, WELFARE STATE

POLITICS: Contact with the affairs of state is one of the most corrupting of the influences to which men are exposed.” – J. Fenimore Cooper, The American Democrat, VIII, 1838. – CORRUPTION, POLITICIANS, POWER, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: creative wisdom never originates in political action. … political action so devoid of rationality, discernment, sagacity.” – Leonard E. Read, Thoughts Rule the World.

POLITICS: Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.” - A. E. Newman – From Monica Cellio homepage. - Who says that territorial politics is not a crime? – JZ, 20.9.08.


POLITICS: deemphasize politics radically and move into an era of automatic social self-regulation on the basis of pure individual freedom.” – O’Neill, summing up Ayn Rand in notes to her Philosophy, p.232 of O’Neill, Ayn Rand. – But did either of them clearly recognize the exterritorial autonomy and personal law alternatives, based upon individual sovereignty and individual secessionism? – JZ, 6.3.08. - Ayn Rand, in "The Virtue of Selfishness", even argued against what she misunderstood und "competing governments". - JZ, 4.2.11. – SELF-REGULATION, SELF-GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICS: Delegated or representative responsibility is close to irresponsibility in all but individual-to-individual relationships and small group contracts and associations. – JZ, 30.7.98, 27.3.08. – REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, DELEGATES, RESPONSIBILITY, PARLIAMENTS

POLITICS: Despite the delusion of ‘clean politics’, the only use to which political power can be put is the creation of privilege. Theoretically, government can be ‘good’ but only if its functions are restricted to the protection of life and property; (*) but, to that purely negative occupation only they have never confined themselves, and there is some kind of doubt that the ruled would be satisfied with that kind of government.” – Frank Chodorov, One Is A Crowd, p.63. – Territorially, all “customers” of governments cannot be satisfied by a single territorial government, no more so than they can be satisfied by one huge shopping complex for all, one religion for all, one sports for all, one philosophy for all, one kind of entertainment or amusement for all, a single book, a single craft, a single hobby or tourist option, etc. Let the territorially misruled people become sovereign customers of competitively supplied political, economic and social systems, all operating only under personal laws and institutions. – JZ, 14.2.08. – Supposedly limited and clean governments are still insufficiently limited and cleaned - through their territorialism. – JZ, 17.3.09, 28.12.13. – (*) How can a territorial monopoly in the provision of protective services possibly amount to good enough protection? Protection, too, like any other worthwhile service, must also become competitively supplied from voluntary suppliers and to voluntary customers only. – The very need for defence forces arises only when defence services are monopolistically organized, supplied and financed by territorial and thus wrongful governments. - JZ, 28.12.13. - & LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, COMPETITIVE INSTEAD OF MONOPOLISTIC PROTECTION, DEFENCE, STATISM, NATIONALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, POWER STRUGGLES BETWEEN WARFARE STATES, THREATENING EACH OTHER & THUS AFRAID OF EACH OTHER

POLITICS: Do nothing politically - and do (almost) everything economically. - JZ, 76. - Use your exterritorial autonomy options, laissez faire, freedom of association, contract, exchange and experimentation in every sphere - as soon as you have become exterritorially unshackled for them. At present we are only free to ponder and anticipate them in every sphere where they are now and still territorially monopolized by governments. Territorial governments, by their very nature, even when limited, cannot supply their services rightfully, competitively and thus economically. - JZ, 4.2.11, 28.12.13.

POLITICS: do you know any way of making politics without entering the politics of politicians?” – Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.298. – Try the “exterritorial imperative” of panarchism or polyarchism, based upon individual secessionism, voluntary membership and exterritorial autonomy and personal law for societies, communities and even competing or voluntary governments, none of them with a territorial monopoly. They could be then be as rightful and harmless, justice, peace and progress promoting as sports clubs are. – JZ, 4.3.08, 28.12.13. - -

POLITICS: Doing nothing in the public policy world allows much more to be done in the real world." - Thomas Hazlett – LAISSEZ-FAIRE, NON-INTERVENTION

POLITICS: Don’t expect politics to be ethical or to make sense. It’s just a power game. – JZ, 28.11.93. – TERRITORIAL POLITICS, JUST A POWER GAME

POLITICS: During elections politics is merely the art to get money from the rich and votes from the poor, both under the pretence of intending to protect the ones from the others.” – Marcel Mart. (JZ tr. of: „Zur Wahlzeit ist Politik lediglich die Kunst, von den Reichen das Geld und von den Armen die Stimmen zu erhalten, beides unter dem Vorwand, die einen vor den andern schuetzen zu wollen.”) - It is not only the rich who pay taxes or make contributions to candidates. – In total the less than rich people pay probably very much more, in total, in taxes and in campaign fund contributions, and be it only indirectly, e.g. through trade union funds or through the prices, for all that they consume, which include the taxes others paid on these items. - JZ, 21.2.08, 28.12.13. - Let us have freely chosen panarchies for the rich and also, separately, for the poor. Then they can rightly complain only about their own flawed policies. - The combined and effectively used purchasing power of the poor can also make them powerfully rich and influential. Nevertheless, most of the poor have never seriously considered and used it. - JZ, 4.2.11. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, RICH, POOR, PROTECTION, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES & CONSUMER COOPS

POLITICS: During its wars politics makes us oppress, wound, capture or kill each other, while we also destroy each other’s property. During the temporary armistice periods, which territorial politicians call peace, we are merely made to dominate and loot each other. Woe to us if either is done with our consent, for that would deprive us even of any reason for moral and rational self-respect to remain. – JZ, 4.9.87. – I believe that all soldiers, disinclined to talk about their war experiences, are at least dimly aware of this. Too late they realized that they had been had. – JZ, 22.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM VS. CONSENT, MANDATE, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES & CHOICES, LAISSEZ FAIRE, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLLE, ZAP, FREE COMPETITION, CONTRACTS, ASSOCIATIONS, EXPERIMENTS IN EVERY SPHERE

POLITICS: Economic affairs always suffered when they became objects of public policy.” – Roche III, Bastiat, p. 20. - ECONOMICS VS. TERRITORIAL POLITICS, PUBLIC POLICY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Edmund Burke was wrong. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to go into politics.” – J. Neil Schulman, The Rainbow Cadenza, p.196. – They should only go into exterritorial autonomy or voluntaristic politics.  That would allow all to do their own things for or to themselves only. – JZ, 17.3.09. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, ASSOCIATIONISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, CONTRACTARIANISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS WRONGFUL POWER GAMES, WARFARE STATES

POLITICS: Election Winners: Now we know why they call politics the most promising of all careers.” – S. M. S. - However, judging it by its results, territorial politics is the least promising of all politics. It does not even limp far behind exterritorial politics, its freedom, rights, competition, free associations and experiments, but goes even in the opposite direction. - JZ, 4.2.11, 28.12.13.

POLITICS: Eliminate politics by consistently introducing private property rights, - JZ, n.d. – I.e.: Private contracts, voluntary relationships, exterritorially autonomous associations, communities and societies under personal laws. – JZ, 5.3.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PROPERTY RIGHTS, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, ALL OTHER INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES AS WELL, COMPETING & VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, ALL WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY.

POLITICS: End politics! – JZ, 6/73. - Short for: “… an end also to … the ever increasing and unnatural meddling of politics in all things. … - Bastiat, quoted by G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 230. – PERSONAL LAW & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Establishment politics has become a matter of two broad factions fighting each other for control of a highly centralized political structure.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, IX. – Panarchies would have no parties or factions but, rather, a schism, if the differences of opinion among their volunteers, would become deep enough. – JZ, 5.3.08. - PARTIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICS: Even in politics, an evil action has evil consequences. That, I believe, is the law of Nature as precise as any law of physics or chemistry.” – J. Nehru. – Especially in territorial politics, for there it gets combined with power over others, who do largely disagree and are peaceful and productive. – JZ, 11.9. 07, 28.12.13. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Even its popularity cannot make territorial politics right and efficient. – JZ, 25.1.97. – It should be applied only exterritorially and voluntarily to its true believers. – JZ, 13.2.08. - POPULARITY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, , VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

POLITICS: Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey the laws too well. What satire on government can equal the severity of censure conveyed in the world politics which now for ages has signified cunning, intimating that the State is a trick.” – Emerson, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p. 43. – The territorial generalization of the principles and practices of private confidence tricksters. – JZ, 28.12.13.

POLITICS: every man preying on his neighbor and calling it trade or politics.” – Showell Styles, Vincey Joe at Quiberon, p.51. – PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Every territorial government amounts to pack rapes and robberies as well as slave labor and “patriotic” deaths for millions of their dissenting victims, all, naturally, under the pretence that it would be for their own and the common good or in the public interest. - JZ, 78, 17.3.09. 28.12.13. –WARFARE STATES, TAXATION, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS TOO, BEIN STILL ALL TOO UNLIMITED THROUGH THEIR TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Every time you use the political mechanism, as opposed to the market mechanism, to decide an issue, you are increasing the amount of discontent because you are making people dissatisfied who might perfectly well have been able to satisfy themselves through the market. And we have done this to an increasing extent. We have taken area after area out of the free market and turned it over to the government for a decision by a 51 to 49 per cent vote. I think that’s a very important factor in increasing discontent. If we look at areas where discontent is large, the interesting thing is that those are areas where the government exercises a large role. – Where is discontent high? In schooling. Why? Because schooling is provided in the main through governmental channels. Why is there high discontent with housing in the urban areas? Because we have had large-scale urban renewal, public housing projects, and other projects designed to take housing out of the free market.” – Milton Friedman, NOTES FROM FEE, May 78. - DISSATISFACTION, SATISFACTION, MARKET, CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, COMPETITION, DISCONTENT, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: explained to the audience why I was able to tell the truth. It is because I have never mixed up in politics.” – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.76. - As if he had not also been mixed up with territorial politics - as one of its involuntary victims, remaining free only somewhat, namely to ridicule it with his humor. - JZ, 4.2.11.

POLITICS: Exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities would do away with territorial politics as theorized about and practised today. It would dissolve it in the free competition as well as free cooperation of sovereign individuals and their voluntary associations, which would extend freedom of contract, free market conditions, free enterprises and cooperatives and mutual aid associations into every creative, productive, free exchange, protective and self-concerned sphere of tolerant activities and institutions, all only doing their own things at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 3.9.98, 10.1.99, 20.9.04 – Exterritorial autonomy, panarchism, polyarchism or competing governance, ending the territorialism that was usual for too man of the last centuries, would mean voluntarism, associationism, contractarianism, secessionism, freedom of action and experimentation, tolerance for tolerant actions, personal law, sovereign individuals and minorities, consumers, producers and other entrepreneurs, in every sphere. Thus it would, finally, bring enough peace, freedom, enlightenment, experience and justice to mankind on this planet. – If we ever get to other stars, it should certainly not as the intolerant because terrtorialist beings that we have so far been, all too much, in most important spheres. - JZ, 28.12.13

POLITICS: First we must admit the validity of Mao’s rather starkly expressed dictum that political power flows from the barrel of a gun. A government without power to coerce is without effective authority, as this nation learned well under the Articles of Confederation. It follows, then, that every extension of state power involves ipso facto an extension of the power to coerce.” – Daniel Carl Peterson, THE FREEMAN, 3/77. - The potential power of voluntary action among like-minded people, appreciating and upholding their rights and liberties, is quite overlooked here. – But then territorialism does not leave it enough scope, i.e., freedom of action or freedom to experiment in all public spheres that are now territorially monopolized. - JZ, 5.3.08. – Mao’s regime was never confronted by a panarchistic defence and liberation policy. If it had been, it might still be continued – but as a small sect of true believers only. Only its war criminals, with all too many innocent victims, would have been eliminated, either by execution or imprisonment. Forced labor for them would not be wrong. – JZ, 17.3.09. PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS AS WELL AS WARFARE, LIBERATION & REVOLUTION METHODS. RECOGNITION OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR PRESENT & FUTURE VOLUNTERS, AS THE BEST ALLIES OF SOMEWHAT FREE COUNTRIES AGAINST ALL DESPOTIC REGIMES AND TYRANNIES & TO PREVENT NUCLEAR WAR.

POLITICS: for politics”, as President Eisenhower once reflected, “is too important for the politicians.” – Allan C. Brownfeld in THE FREEMAN, 11/73. – Too important to be left to the supposed experts, the territorialist politicians. It should become confined the amateurism of the very diverse idealistic volunteers, all doing their own things among themselves, exterritorially and competitively, peacefully coexisting with all their various systems, individually preferred. Just like they do now in their private lives. Only the territorial monopolies and powers must be abolished. With them the "professional" politicians would also tend to disappear. Only good managers would always be needed - as long as self-management has not yet become the rule rather than the exception. - JZ, 4.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP

POLITICS: For well nigh half a century the vote has assumed powers and qualities which it can never possess, and we have relied upon political force to perform functions which are only capable of performance at the hands of individual citizens. Illustrations are all around us.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, 205/6. – VOTING, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, MARKET COMPETITION & PRICING IN ALL SPHERES VS. TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, VOTING ON THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, LEGALISM

POLITICS: For, in spite of all parliamentary safeguards, it so works out the (that? – JZ) politics has become a monopoly of the elected few who should – under a real democratic system – normally and always take heed of and be guided by the will of the people. This, however, is only so in theory or on paper; as a matter of form and for the sake of appearances. In practice, exactly the contrary takes place.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.163. – One of the reasons for this is that “the people” and “the nation” are also mere fictions, used to deprive the real people, consisting of numerous and very diverse minorities (ethnic, religious, racial, ideological, etc.), - even within the supposed majority groups and coalitions – of their right to secede and practise, each group of volunteers for itself, its own things, thus achieving a genuine self-government, exterritorially quite autonomous. – JZ, 7.10.07. – Only under panarchism would territorial politics finally be turned into exterritorially supplied and wanted competitive services to voluntary customers and this at competitive prices. – JZ, 11.3.09, 4.2.11. - A MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY OR FREE TRADE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION IN EVERY SPHERE.

POLITICS: Four years ago I was circulating a petition to get on the ballot as a Libertarian candidate for state assemblyman. One man gave me a hard yet strangely good-natured look and said, “Look, fellow, anyone seeking political office is either crazy or crooked. Please don’t waste my time.” Then he said, “Hey, nothing personal … You’re telling people you’re not going to do a thing for them, just prevent things from being done to them. Mr. Riggs, people want politicians to do all sorts of things for them. The only thing people want politicians to prevent is the payment of the bill.’ – I’ll have to admit this guy struck home. …” - Guy Riggs, in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 76. – Each could get his own wish, at his own risk and expense, only under panarchism, as long as he is willing to put up with the results. - JZ, 4.2.11. - PARTIES, REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICIANS, WELFARE STATE, PEOPLE - Underlining by me. – JZ

POLITICS: Frederic Bastiat constantly returned to the theme that personal responsibility was an absolute prerequisite for dignity or freedom of any kind. Once the community has the right to decide everything and to regulate everything, the will of the individual is replaced by the will of the lawmaker and the social architect. The resultant system closely parallels the relationship between a flock of sheep and its shepherd.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.228/229. - PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, MONOPOLIZED & CENTRALIZED DECISION-MAKING, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & VOLUNTARISM UNDER SELF-RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL.

POLITICS: Free enterprise, free trade, free pricing, free contracts, free competition and free markets in politics, i.e., for political, economic and social systems, would have the respect of the individual and sovereign selectors and consumers of all kinds of services, institutions and laws of this kind, rather than leading to the imposition of the ignorance, prejudices, ideologies, whims or arbitrary notions, of a few territorial politicians upon all the inhabitants of a country, as happens under territorialism. – JZ, 30.7.98, 27.3.08, 17.3.09, 28.12.13. - PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS, SOCIETIES & PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP VS. IMPOSED MEMBERSHIPS & SUBORDINATION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL INSTEAD OF EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM ONLY FOR POLITICIANS

POLITICS: Freedom works. Territorial politics does not or not rightfully, rationally and effectively. The economic means achieve results in reducing poverty. The political means perpetuate and spread poverty. – The more economic freedom the less poverty. – JZ, 10.11.94. 15.2.08. – Exterritorial autonomy for the voluntary societies and communities of all kinds of idealists, ideologues, reformers and revolutionaries is the optimal, rightful and rational solution for all of them. - JZ, 4.2.11. - FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM,  EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, CRISES, INFLATION, DEFLATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT, POVERTY INSTEAD OF PROSPERITY


POLITICS: Get a life! Vote yourself out of all territorial politics, all its burdens and all its imposed duties. – JZ, 9.11.97. – Since you do not enjoy the territorial franchise, just like most of us do not really enjoy it, do explore it sufficiently, from every angle and then see to it that you get the very significant secessionist, exterritorialist and personal law vote instead and this a.s.a.p. – To be able to exchange it for “the” supposedly free and rightful territorial vote of today would be a real bargain. One we will never get it if we never see it as such, ask for it and strive for it. Herbert Spencer called it “the right to ignore the state” in chapter 19 of his 1851 Social Statics. – JZ, 27.3.08. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM, HERBERT SPENCER’S RIGHT TO IGNORE THE STATE

POLITICS: Getting down to the facts of experience, political power never has been used for the “general good”, as advertised, but always has been used to further the interests of those in power or those who can support them in this purpose. To do so it must intervene in the marketplace. The advantage that political power confers upon its priests and their cohorts, consists of what that power skims from the abundance created by society. Since it cannot make a single good, it lives and thrives by what it takes. What it takes deprives producers of the fruits of their labors, impoverishes them, and this causes a feeling of hurt. Intervention in the marketplace can do nothing else, then, than to create friction. Friction is incipient war.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.124. – POWER ADDICTS, TERRITORIALISM, WAR, INTERVENTIONISM, TAXATION, IMPOVERISHMENT, WARFARE STATES, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS, VOTING

POLITICS: Give to territorial political Caesarism what rightfully belongs to it – namely: NOTHING. And get back from it what it has wrongfully taken or withheld from you, in form of your share in its remaining capital assets. – Replace its taxation, forced loans and confiscations and monopolies by voluntary contributions or subscriptions to only those services, institutions and personal law system, all competitively offered, that you want for yourself, together with like-minded people, under full exterritorial autonomy, trying to realize among yourself your own political, economic and social ideals, as best as you can, always only at your own expense and risk. You could hardly do worse by yourself and with your fellow volunteers than the territorial politicians have done so far. And you would learn faster from your own mistakes than they did and do. – JZ, 20.1.98, 27.3.08, 4.2.11. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUPS SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & FREE EXPERIMENTATION VS. TERRITORIALISM & “THE VOTE”, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, PRIVATIZATION, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & FULL FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, TAX STRIKES & VOLUNTARY TAXATION VS. COMPULSORY TAXATION.

POLITICS: Going into politics to achieve libertarianism is the same as trying to get a libertarian society by being un-libertarian. - D. Z., 77.

POLITICS: Government has come to be a trade, and is managed solely on commercial principles. A man plunges into politics to make his fortune, and only cares that the world shall last his days.” – R. W. Emerson: Letter to Thomas Carlyle, Oct. 7, 1835. – That is all the more true under the “nuclear umbrellas”. – JZ, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Government is force, and politics is the process of deciding who gets to use it on whom. This is not the best way to solve problems.” – Richard Grant, The Incredible Bread Machine. – Territorialism only offers more problems and no genuine solutions. We need the right and liberty to secede from the problems territorial statism has made for us. It only continues and increases them. – JZ, 28.12.13. - GOVERNMENT & FORCE, TERRITORIALISM, PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

POLITICS: Government politics is the Problem, not the Solution.” – Stormy Mon, Liberty Book. – Without territorial power, territorial laws and territorial institutions and compulsory State membership or subordination, States and governments would be relatively harmless – except for their voluntary victims. – JZ, 4.3.08.

POLITICS: Governments are belligerent - because in democratic as well as in authoritarian parties only the fighters, not the thinkers, do succeed in most instances. Philosopher kings are just historical accidents. - JZ, 77.

POLITICS: Gumplowicz and Oppenheimer have insisted that economic exploitation has furnished the motive power in political processes since the dawn of history.” – William Archibald Dunning, A History of Political Theories, Recent Times, p.375 (The five is rather illegible in my hand-writing! – JZ) Referring to G: Outline of Sociology and O.: The State. - EXPLOITATION, STATE, CONQUESTS, SLAVERY, DOMINATION, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Happy the country that has no politics.” – Quoted in C.A.B.: CURRENT AFFAIRS BULLETIN, 1.3.76. - So far there is no country or population or, rather, diverse peoples in any country, who are quite free of territorial politics. - JZ, 4.2.11. – TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARY TAXATION & CONTRIBUTION SCHEMES, STARTING WITH INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

POLITICS: He reminds us that for “a season perhaps it is the misfortune of every one to fall into this delusion of imagining that human good is to be served by political means.” (Letter VI) (May 17, 1843.) Finally, in Letter VII, he forthrightly answers the question: “What are we to do?” His answer: “Do nothing.” Leave the beast alone (*) he says. It cannot be reformed; participation in (**) politics is evil. - “Like all our enemies, State oppression will die of itself if we meddle not with it” and do not support it. – Carl Watner, Letters from Charles Lane, in A Voluntary Political Government, p. 41. – (*) Yes! If only we could already freely secede from it! – (**) territorial! –JZ, 22.3.08.

POLITICS: He who confuses political liberty with freedom and political equality with similarity (*) has never thought for five minutes about either.” – G. B. Shaw, Man and Superman, p.272/73. – (*) egalitarianism? – JZ

POLITICS: Herbert clearly argued that there is no right or wrong in politics, that no principles are applicable to the practice of politics, since it necessarily involves the use of force and the eschewing of responsibility.” – Charles Hamilton, in reason, 5/79, on Auberon Herbert. - TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBJUGATION

POLITICS: Hitler's last secret weapon - politics by normal means eats those who create it ...” - Robert Anton Wilson, "Right Where You Are Sitting Now", p.189. - Formerly it was said that “the revolution eats its own children.” Politics is a system of slow torture and cannibalism, at least towards some minorities and their rights and liberties. However, exterritorial politics is quite different from territorial politics. - JZ 16.7.92, 28.12.13. - What applies to territorial monopoly organizations does not apply to competitive ones of volunteers only. - Even R. A. W. does not go far enough and is not consistently and thoroughly enough in applying freedom principles and techniques. His remarks on monetary freedom, for instance, still leave much to be desired. -  JZ, 8.1.93, 10.12.03. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Holding public office is like trying to dance in a nightclub. No matter what you do, you rub somebody the wrong way.” – Franklin Jones, READER’S DIGEST, 1/81. – POLITICAL OFFICE, POLITICIANS, POWER, POLITICAL MEANS, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, DECISION-MAKING

POLITICS: hostility does exist in almost all matters that have been transformed from individual decisions into political issues.” – Harry Browne in introduction to Sy Leon, None of the Above. - HOSTILITY, ENEMIES, ANTAGONISM, FRICTION, FACTIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, PARTIES, CIVIL WARS, REVOLUTIONS, TERRORISM

POLITICS: How much prosperity and progress are the Monopolity and other imperia-conglomerate throwing away, with both hands, simply by denying this freedom to their own subjects, by means of confiscatory taxation, crippling regulations, and a rigid social hierarchy? Rather than risk the stagnation that invariably results from such a policy, the Arm will countenance none of it.” - L. Neil Smith, Bretta Martyn, p.290. - TAXATION, MONOPOLIES, REGULATIONS, PROSPERITY, WASTE, POVERTY, WEALTH, STAGNATION, PLANNING, CONTROLS, INTERVENTIONISM, LEGISLATION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

POLITICS: How, then, will we solve the problems afflicting this planet? Not by politics of any sort; all of it is irrelevant mammalian ritual. We will solve our problems by better, cheaper, more efficient technology; especially space migration, the technology of consciousness and intelligence raising, and life extension.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminati Papers, p.86. – Somehow he managed to overlook here: Free exchange, including full monetary, clearing and financial freedom, voluntary associationism and communities, also a form of free enterprise, under full exterritorial autonomy, combined with individual and group secessionism; further a complete and clear declaration of individual rights and liberties, combined with a quite suitable organization for their defence, like an ideal militia of volunteers. – Without them technology advances, intelligence raising and life extension for rulers can prolong the existence of the basic flaws of territorialism, just like military technology, mismanagement and abuse of intelligence (e.g. for the creation of ABC mass murder devices) and long lives of rulers prolonged some despotic and totalitarian regimes. – But there is also a technology or methodology for full monetary and financial freedom (tax strikes and voluntary taxation, sound issue, reflux, clearing and value standard choices), genuine liberation, genuine defence, rightful revolutions and military insurrections, tax strikes and the privatization of all nationalized assets that is still insufficiently known and applied. - JZ, 4.3.08. - TERRITORIALISM OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & A CORRESPONDING FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT FOR VOLUNTEERS? - JZ, 4.2.11. – ROBERT ANTON WILSON, TECHNOLOGY, PROGRESS

POLITICS: Humanity continues to be held hostage to the deeper terrorist threat of which polite company refuses to speak, namely, the political organization of society . Learning how to renounce and walk away from this obscene system may be the act of responsibility each of us must take as our share of being human.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 73. – Alas, Butler Shaffer did not mention that this applies only to territorial politics, not to exterritorial politics, in which individual are free to select either any kind of government or any kind of society for themselves and thus are no longer terrorized by the threats towards active dissenters implied in territorial politics. – JZ, 20.2.05. – Did he here think only of not taking any political office or emigration or of individual and group secessionism without any territorial monopoly claims? - JZ, 4.2.11. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS STATES & SOCIETIES, PEACEFULLY COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER BECAUSE NONE HAS A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY ANY LONGER, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, BUTLER SHAFFER

POLITICS: I am interested in politics only in order to secure and protect freedom.” – Ayn Rand, PLAYBOY interview. -  I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics.” – Ayn Rand. - Her main interest should have been in anti-politics or in competing governments and societies. But she strongly argued against the latter, with flawed arguments, in her essay "The Nature of Government" in: "The Virtue of Selfishness". - Even limited government territorialism is no cure for territorialism. - JZ, 22. 11. 06, 4.2.11. - OR ANTI-POLITICS, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS VS. TERRITORIALISM, AYN RAND, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

POLITICS: I am not a political person; to me the entire democratic process seems designed to obstruct consensus and impede progress rather than assist it…” - Jerry Oltion, The Firefly Farce, ANALOG, May 94, p.77. - TERRITORIAL VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS UNDER PERSONAL LAW, DEMOCRACY & CONSENSUS, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS: I am not interested in territorial politics – but very much interested in self-ownership, self-direction, self-determination, self-interest, self-liberation, individual sovereignty, independent personal decision-making and all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 11.11.76, 4.3.08. - That would include full exterritorial autonomy for communities and societies of volunteers, also for voluntary or competing "governments", the only forms which would constitute genuine voting rights, self-management, self-government, self-determination, self-responsibility, self-help, freedom to act, freedom to experiment. - JZ, 4.2.11.

POLITICS: I am not into politics, either – but I do want out from under it. – JZ, 18.12.83.

POLITICS: I become more and more firmly convinced that it is completely pointless to work in the field of politics ... first, because one can't achieve anything unless one is in a key position, and, second, because even if one were in a key position, all one could achieve would be, at the best, a deflection of evil into slightly different channels ... - Aldous Huxley, on page 376 of Sybille Bedford: Aldous Huxley, I. - Under panarchism the individual could make a difference, for himself, for some others in the short run and for many others in the long run. - JZ 1.7.92. - Firstly, by choosing an alternative panarchy, he could make a radical, even revolutionary change or one-man revolution for himself. Secondly, by choosing a small panarchy, where his vote and activities would significantly count, he could influence it for the better. This would influence its few present members and could, conceivably, attract a larger membership. Thirdly, by establishing an innovative and attractive panarchy he could significantly influence the lives of all its future, potentially large membership. Potentially, and via the mass media reporting his successes, he could reach and sign up all like-minded people in the whole world, without having first to get the permission from anyone who disagreed with him. Rewards for services and penalties for failures would be much more direct and certain. He could gain or lose a thousand followers and co-workers a day. It would be all up to him and his voluntary associates. In other words, it would be very different from territorial politics as usual. - JZ 15.1.93. - To attempt to resist, one by one, the avalanches of laws, regulations and court decisions of territorial governments is like the attempt of the ancient tale, of trying to fill a tub without a bottom. Also a Sisyphus labor. And who could hope to effectively and soon enough achieve, by conventional political and territorial means, the repeal of e.g. 54 million laws and regulations, as are supposed to exist in the USA alone? On the other hand, those finally free to opt out of such "laws", such "legalism", "constitutionalism" and "justice" and "out" from under the bureaucracy associated with territorialism and its costs in taxation, inflation, deflation, mass unemployment, economic crises, government debts and mismanagement, would, obviously, enjoy such large advantages over the remainder, that their examples would soon be followed by more and more people, even by those who are ideologically still territorial statists. For even protectionists often try to smuggle, when they believe that they could get away with this and people believing in the inevitability of taxes try to avoid or even evade them whenever they expect to be able to do so successfully. - Yesterday I saw a one page fine print list in THE AUSTRALIAN (page 9, of all those private superannuation funds which had broken off all contact with "their" supervisory board and the board had been unable to even contact them and thus could only threaten them, by this one page advertisement in the only national newspaper of Australia, with dire consequences, if they do not make themselves known. I did not know that ignoring the government was already an as widely spread practice in Australia. I very much doubt that already as many of them are bankrupt. They probably simply changed their address and did not bother to notify the bureaucrats of this fact. Possibly, they also tried to evade charges imposed by this control board, APRA, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. If we tried to abide by or even to read all laws and regulations, we would have no time and energy left for living and working. - JZ, 10.12.03, 20.9.04. – POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIAL POLITICS, RUNNING A COUNTRY, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, IGNORING THE STATE

POLITICS: I believe that a social order, which is designed to function only as government extensively intervenes with its legal power of coercion is a violation of the moral order whose precepts stress education and conversion. There is a rightful place for political action – to maintain the peace of society by restraining those who break the peace. If men universally understood and accepted the mandates of the moral law there would be little or no need for political government to curb immorality. If men do not understand and accept the mandates of the moral law, then coercion will not correct this condition. The only correctives are education and conversion; understanding and a change of heart.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.155. - TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, MORAL SELF-CONTROL, VOLUNTARISM,, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM.

POLITICS: I cannot consider politics important enough to quarrel about.” – Poul Anderson, The Enemy Stars, p.22. – The differences violently contested between territorial States are often only small compared with their common territorial features, which lead them to clash and to suppress their own minorities or even their majority to some extent. The differences between panarchies can be major but since all are practiced only by and among volunteers and at their expense and risk they will have little internal victims and will not tend to violently clash with other and quite different panarchies. – JZ, 17.3.09, 4.2.11. – WAR, PEACE, DESPOTISM, FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: I dissociate myself from the ranks of the Platonists and from their philosopher-king argument, and align myself with those who propose that a good political system is one that keeps personal idiosyncrasy where it belongs – far away from dictating to others how to live their lives.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p.xviii of his introduction. - Is that possible under a territorial power system or only under the panarchies of volunteers, all under personal laws, all chosen by individuals for themselves? – JZ, 6.3.08. – PANARCHISM, MUTUAL TOLERANCE OF DIVERSITY PRACTISED BY VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS INHERENT INTOLERANCE

POLITICS: I do not have any faith in politics at all.” – Lady calling John Laws on 2-way radio, 3.7.75. - Would she condemn the exterritorial politics of panarchies as much as she does the territorial politics of today? - JZ, 4.2.11.

POLITICS: I do not wish libertarians to become anti-political, but rather anti-party. Politics includes revolutions, coup d’etat, voting, assassinations, philosophic ruminations on whether the State leadership should be changed or abolished, communicating this to others, demonstrations, agitation, propaganda, and even graffiti.” – SEK3, in July 73 NEW LIBERTARIAN NOTES. - Anti-party or anti-territorial power systems? Panarchism would offer lasting realization options to all parties among their voluntary supporters. - JZ, 4.2.11. - METAUTOPIA

POLITICS: I don’t believe in the devil and god hypothesis - in politics, either. – JZ, 7.12.77, 5.3.08. – Within their exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers all their members could try to act as Gods or Devils, at their own risk and expense. However, I would expect quite a few to adopt more moral and rational role models in their experiments and non-territorial intentional communities. - JZ, 4.2.11. - PERSONALITY CULT, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS ETC., RULERS, TOLERANCE

POLITICS: I don’t bother about politics, … I don’t understand anything about them. Freedom has nothing to do with politics.” – Hans Habe, Aftermath, p. 64. – While that is true for territorial politics, it is untrue for the kind of exterritorial or voluntary politics which, under panarchism, each individual is free to choose for himself. – JZ, 4.3.08. - “about it” - ? -JZ

POLITICS: I hate it when people say that politics is the art of the possible. Markets are the art of the possible. When people finally realize that, we can actually be able to build viable market-based parallel institutions to outpace the State. – Jose Alberto Nino - on Facebook, 29.2.12.  - John Zube : Look up panarchy & polyarchy. - MARKETS, PARALLEL INSTITUTIONS

POLITICS: I hate nothing more than politics.” – A 1933 remark ascribed to Selma Lagerloefs, by Dr. Thunin, quoted in Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Band 2, Meilensteine, S.55. – One can, at the same time, hate territorial politics and love exterritorial political options. But to make this possible one has first of all to learn to know and to appreciate the great differences between them. – JZ, 17.1.07. Most people were not so lucky, so far. – JZ, 16.9.07. - PANARCHISM, TERRITORIAL VS. EXTERRITORIAL POLITICS, POLYARCHISM

POLITICS: I hate politics because it is organized violence.” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIPS, No.10, p.13. - Correct for territorial politics. Exterritorial politics is voluntaristic, non-violent, competitive, peacefully coexisting, tolerant and experimental, leaving other experimental options to all who disagree with one kind of experiment, so much that they seceded from it. - JZ, 4.2.11.

POLITICS: I put off voting from one election to another, perhaps hoping that sometime a compelling choice would be offered me. I was, I believe, looking for a candidate who would stand for a philosophy of government, something that would be above the ephemeral. In time it dawned on me that I was being romantic, that with principles – that is, moral or philosophical concepts – politics simply had nothing to do, except as convenient slogans in the promotion of its business, which is the acquisition of power.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.37. (On Underwriting An Evil.) – Territorialism in politics amounts also to the realization of a principle, just like totalitarianism, despotism and tyranny. But they all represent only wrongful and irrational principles, which can be applied only coercively and cannot lead to rightful, economic and rational results in balance. The end is predetermined by the means applied. - JZ, 4.2.11. - POWER, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: I receive more and more corroboration of my conviction that there is something demoralizing in engaging in politics and in joining parties.” – Henrik Ibsen, in Letters to George Brandes. – TERRITORIALISM, PARTIES

POLITICS: I recognize that present society will continue to rely on political methods. If I can exert some influence on the use of these methods and thereby cause some decrease in the adverse effects on my life and the lives of my neighbors, it is consistent with my personal views to make that effort. But, for myself, I must make that effort from outside the political arena, because if I became active politically I would then become part of the problem.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.15.

POLITICS: I see a humane road, not a political one, for change. For to me politics is always power. There is no politics without power.“ (JZ tr. of: "Ich suche einen menschlichen Weg - keinen politischen zur Veraenderung. Denn die Politik ist fuer mich immer Macht. Es gibt keine Nicht-Machtpolitik.") - Das Konstantin Wecker Buch, S.155. - Yes, there is, that of panarchism. - JZ 22.6.92. - The voluntaristic policy based on individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy, maximizes power over and responsibility for oneself, while minimizing authority over and responsibility for others. And precisely thereby it can become more powerful or influential than territorial and coercive politics and power could ever be. – JZ, 14.1.93. – So far it is not impossible in spheres monopolized by territorial governments but merely outlawed. – Individual secessionism would be a non-violent way out of all the worngs and abuses of territorialism. However, it, too, is outlawed and even not clearly enough seen by all those, who have so far only considered territorial secessionism, which would also have its dissenters – simply on smaller territories. – Governments and societies in exile, as allies of democracies against dictatorships, might be a way to introduce panarchism. They should all be established only for their present & future volunteers. Another approach could be a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties. Another would be a declaration of quite rightful war and peace aims. – JZ, 28.13.13. - TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM

POLITICS: I sometimes wonder how much of all politics does not consist of real happenings (out of ignorance and immorality and power lust) but is rather intentionally stage-managed to deceive the public. (*) - There are not only the totalitarian show trials and agents provocateurs, false fronts or flags before the Press, radio and TV, ghost-writers and conspiracies to involve nations in wars (US in WW I & II), carefully timed elections and changed electoral districts, hushed up corruptions, crimes at the highest levels, but, probably, many other things which will come to light, if ever, then only much later. – JZ, 3.7.82. – However, are they foolish enough to risk even wars with ABC mass murder devices? Their power-lust will be stimulated by them and they are immoral anyhow. – JZ, 4.7.82. – They are, certainly, foolish enough to risk accidental nuclear war, including that by human or computer failures. All too often already they have engaged in nuclear brinkmanship. - (*) Like free-style wrestling, plays, movies, circus performances, showmanship and street theatre? - JZ, 4.3.08, 4.2.11.

POLITICS: I soon realized that the art of politics consisted in the balancing of various group interests, one against the other, so as either to attain or retain rulership over all. It was a juggling act.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.37. – That is a precarious balance, in internal and external politics and it cannot be maintained endlessly. Now and then it crashes into revolutions, military uprisings, civil wars and international wars. It is no substitute for the natural balance between communities and societies of volunteers, all confined to personal laws and exterritorial autonomy only. – JZ, 4.3.08. – TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, DOING THE OWN THINGS WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, FULL FREEDOM OF COMPETITION & EXPERIMENTATION, CONTRACT, ASSOCIAITON & SECESSION

POLITICS: I think it’s interesting to distinguish between economics and politics, defining the former (if quite free! - JZ, 22.2.08.) as the field of individual choice, the latter as a field of abdication(*) of individual choice. – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 133 p.18. – From this one might conclude, as de Puydt did, in his classical article on panarchy, that politics should become dissolved in economics or, as Maine put it: status should be replaced by contracts. In other words, we should try to replace centralized and collective sovereignty by individual sovereignty, territorialism by exterritorialism, territory laws by personal law choices, compulsion by voluntarism, as far as is humanly possible and desirable. – JZ, 22.2.08. - (*) Is it actually an abdication when, presently, individuals are not individually sovereign and not free to secede? When abdication is not enforced then it is a voluntary act. - JZ, 4.2.11. - LAWS, ECONOMICS, CHOICE.

POLITICS: I was interested in politics for only one reason – to reach the day when I would not have to be interested in politics. I wanted to secure a society in which I would be free to pursue my own concerns and goals, knowing that the government would not interfere to wreck them, knowing that my life, my work, my future were not at the mercy of the state or of a dictator’s whim. This is still my attitude today.” – Ayn Rand, PLAYBOY interview. – Here she came at least close to panarchism. - JZ, 4.2.11. - The main thoughts of Ayn Rand have been alphabetically combined by The Ayn Rand Library, in the title: The Ayn Rand Lexicon, edited by Harry Binswanger, 536 pages. Perhaps the same job should be done for every major libertarian. – JZ, 22.4.08. – And then all these titles should become alphabetically combined, as the combined and concisely expressed wisdom of all these writers. – I have a small collection of A to Z libertarian titles. How many of them did altogether appear? I have never even seen them listed together. – A thorough Bible criticism became only possible after it had been fully indexed. – Libertarians, too, still need much internal and external criticism. This, too, would thus be facilitated. - JZ, 17.3.09.

POLITICS: I’ve made a discovery here – you have to go to a strange country to find out how damned silly politics and politicians are, and how the newspapers keep people quarrelling about things that don’t matter and that few people understand.” – James Crocket, Chaos Enthroned, p.69. – As if one could not find enough such examples in the own country! – JZ, 11.4.08.

POLITICS: Ideas and knowledge (that of experts and professionals) do not mix effectively, no more so than e.g. governments and religion. The way-out is offered by free competition, in those spheres which are now still pre-empted by territorial governments, the political, economic and social spheres, following the precedent set by religious freedom or tolerance. Only then can the wrongs and harms done by official dogmatism become minimized and confined to their true believers. - JZ, 18.4.02, 28.12.13. - EDUCATION, BUREAUCRACY, RESEARCH, SCIENCE, IDEAS, KNOWLEDGE, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: If it ever was, politics is no longer "the art of the possible" but has, rather, become a vain attempt to realize the impossible, moreover, an extremely dangerous war game, endangering all that is free, rightful, rational and possible. That game really tries to achieve what is impossible for territorial politics: It cannot achieve e.g. peace, security, justice, freedom and wide-spread wealth. In all its struggles it only assures the contrary. It must be discarded or mankind will be its victim. - The old-fashioned politics, in which a few powerful men continuously make decisions contrary to the interests and rights of at least numerous minorities, that is, of people who have not individually authorized them, leads now to the ultimate extreme: nuclear holocaust. (*) - Thus we should no longer tolerate this criminal and wasteful territorial warfare State "game". - All political decisions are to be made in future by individuals and their voluntary associations and exclusively at their own cost and expense. - All political powers not based on individual consent, at least expressed in voluntary membership, must be abolished. - All territorial political monopolies must become dissolved. - AUTHORITARIANISM, AUTONOMY, BALANCE OF POWER, CONSENT, DECISION, DECLARATIONS, DEFENCE, DEMOCRACY, DIPLOMACY, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, FRONTIERS, MINORITY AUTONOMY, GOVERNMENTS, INDIVIDUALISM, MONOPOLIES, NATIONALISM, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, PARTIES, PEOPLE, POLITICIANS, POWER, REFERENDUM, RESPONSIBILITY, SECESSION, SECURITY, STATES, TARGETS, TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, WAR AIMS. - JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos. 16 & 17, on - Here revised: 28.12.13. – (*) In its territorial form, combined with nuclear mass murder devices, it has become “the art of the impossible”, seeing the impossibility of achieving and defending peace, justice, freedom and security in this way. – JZ, 12.2.08. - COLLECTIVIST & COERCIVE POLITICS: THE TERRITORIAL TYPE

POLITICS: If it is legitimate to attribute elaborate motives to the people who vote – as all pundits do – it is fair to speculate about the intentions of the people who don’t – who are kicking the political habit.” - Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.143. - Are they as yet free to do so? Have they thought sufficiently about it to produce some blueprints, programs, platforms and plans that are rightful, rational and consistent? At the lowest intellectual level they satisfy themselves e.g. with painting an (A) sign. - At the next they merely repeat a short and still all too vague slogan. While quite a few of them somewhat approach panarchism, in their general statements, they approach but do not clarify it, neither to themselves nor to others. - JZ, 4.2.11, 28.12.13.

POLITICS: If men could come to a belief in themselves, if they could lose faith in the gold calf of politics, if they could once reach the maturity of manhood, the law of association would do the rest. It is not necessary to plan or build a world society; it is only necessary to remove the obstructions to its growth, all of which are political and all of which stem from faith in authoritarianism.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.125/26: Natural Rights and Unnatural Wrongs. – Underlining by me: JZ - MAN, SELF-ESTEEM, SELF-CONFIDENCE, SELFISHNESS, SELF-RELIANCE, STATISM, PANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, SELF-HELP, VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM, ANTI-MONOPOLISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

POLITICS: If one wants to recognize effortlessly the essence of politics, let one reflect upon the fact that it was a Hitler who was able to make a whole world hold its breath for many years. The fact that Hitler was a political genius unmasks the nature of politics in general as no other fact can.” – William Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism. – We also had our lessons in politics from Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Castro, Idi Amin, Pol Pot and various other mass murderers e.g. in Rwanda, and, further, from “great” ”democracies” - armed with mass-murderous anti-people “weapons”. No territorial government relies enough on voluntary support from its subjects to do away with compulsory taxation of them, i.e. with tax slavery and all either still practise conscription or reserve to themselves the “right” to introduce this military slavery again. – In the meantime they uphold a kind of educational slavery for youngsters to indoctrinate them with territorial statism and make them obedient subjects. – Some made even voting compulsory. – None knows, appreciates, declares and subscribes to all individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 19.2.08, 4.2.11. - LEADERS, TERRITORIAL POWER & DESPOTISM

POLITICS: If problems could be solved with political promises and means, then, for a long time already, we would not have any problems left. – JZ, 29.7.90. – Instead, the politicians have managed to further multiply and increase our problems and expect us to go on believing in them and voting for them and obeying them and their laws and institutions. – JZ, 28.3.08. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, COMPULSON, CENTRALIZATION

POLITICS: If the political arts have died out in America, he opined, this is because we have not followed in the tradition of the town meeting and the neighborhood communes, so much in evidence in the early development of the country, but have turned increasingly to the politicians and the bureaucrat for formal leadership. Taking issue with those, who totally condemn politics, because it has come to be equated with coercion directed against people, by those who control the State apparatus, Goodman called for a much broader definition of the concept. Throughout the length and breadth of the western political experience, he argued, “politics along with art and theory has been the noble activity of free men” and not the exclusive tool of those who would impose themselves upon their fellowmen through coercion.” – ‘Let us try to define politics as a free act, belonging to free societies,’ he urged.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.570, on Paul Goodman. – SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-RELIANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FREE SOCIETIES, VOLUNTARISM, LEADERSHIP, TOWN MEETINGS, DIRECT DEMOCRACY, DECENTRALIZATION, CENTRALIZATION, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, PARTIES, BUREAUCRATS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: If this process of structuring is inherent in all organizations, even those subject to competitive influences, it must be wondered what degree of structuring exists within political systems that do not depend for their existence upon satisfying people who are free either to accept or reject such systems. Since they enjoy a position that is founded upon a monopolistic use of force, and in which financial support is guaranteed through the taxation process, while compliance with system objectives is assured by the absolute power to command, political systems, not surprisingly, become indifferent to the needs and desires of their subjects, and impose a bureaucratic structure that serves the system, but not necessarily the people under it. In short, as Putney noted: “Bureaucracies also tend to become autosystems. As such, they lose sight of the individual and attempt to force all cases into their standardized categories.” – Butler D. Shaffer, Violence as a Product of Imposed Order, p.28. – Alas, with his notions on “structuring”, he all too often criticized the voluntary associations just as much as the coercive, monopolistic and territorial ones. Here, at least, he made a distinction. – I have not yet been threatened, seriously, by any voluntary association – but too often by those with compulsory membership, subordination and legalized privileges. – JZ, 5.3.08. - STATISM, PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS, INSTITUTIONALIZATION, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: If you don’t like what is going on, the best thing is to organize a big pressure group and bring about some changes.” - “And that’s what I don’t agree with, hon. In virtually all political contests that’s what is involved. Each group is trying to get its own concept of ‘the good’ – whatever that may be – into law so that those who disagree can be forced into a mold that the pressurizers happen to like. So the political method, which is now almost universally extolled in this whole world, is essentially what Mr. Olafson says it is. It’s the study of what you can do to get everyone else lined up on your side of the fence. You begin with those who cannot be persuaded. You end up using force on the total.” - Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.184. - PRESSURE GROUPS, LAWS, INTOLERANCE OF POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

POLITICS: If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.” – Will Rogers, The Autobiography of Will Rogers, 1949, p. 8. – Another version: “If you injected truth into politics you’d have no politics.” – Being free to practise their ideals among themselves, panarchists would have no need to lie about them. They would rather let their actions speak for them and use the power of attraction – if they have anything worthwhile to offer with their system, methods or organization to outsiders. They would not copyright or patent them, either. They would tend to turn the whole world into a learning and experimentation environment in spheres where territorial monopolism and coercion was so far the rule. – They could thus prick the balloons of territorial powers, whose victims would, finally, leave them in droves. What would be left of them would be just some more panarchies, made up of their remaining volunteers, their true believers. With them their rulers would have a sinecure. - JZ, 17.3.09, 4.2.11. - JOKES, TRUTH, HONESTY, FRANKNESS, LIES

POLITICS: If you hear of anybody proposing my name for political office, please maim him and send me the bill.” – Will Rogers, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 1/77. – Why maim them physically when they are already mentally crippled? – One is rarely forced to accept such a proposal but can decline the “honor”, politely or scathingly. - JZ, 5.3.08.

POLITICS: If you look over the record of “the best that has been thought and said in the world”, you will find that politics was helpful only when it got out of the way. So, if you would protect the perfect plan from pollution, your course is clearly indicated; keep it out of politics.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.64, - Territorial politics he meant. Voluntary and exterritorial autonomy “politics’ is merely an extension of voluntary associationism, collaboration, cooperation or free exchange or mutual neutrality and non-intervention. – JZ, 4.3.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICS: If you practice politics you are creating a world in which there is more politics. If you avoid politics, you are creating a world in which politics is not important.” (*) – Hoy, quoted in THE CONNECTION 120, p. 31. – One should distinguish between territorial and coercive politics on the one side and exterritorial and voluntary politics on the other side. Most of the contributors of THE CONNECTION failed to do so during the years when I subscribed to it and read it. – JZ, 30.7.89, 27.3.08. – Avoid all territorial politics if you can. Realize and practise only exterritorial politics, systems and methods among like-minded volunteers, whatever little of that would, usually, be required, in the absence of internal opposition and in the absence of external territorial opposition. Former external and internal enemies would then be just as free to do their things for or to themselves, as you yourself would be. So why should they continue to hate each other? Then and between them and between such communities and other as tolerant communities, there would be little left of conventional politics. But they would have “international” jurisdiction agreements on interactions between their members. For these a variety of options were already practised in history, from which one could learn something. – Others might be experimented with. - JZ, 17.3.09. - (*) Only a tiny little bit less important, just as tiny as your individual territorial vote is now. - JZ, 4.2.11. – If you could get away with individual secessionism and others were free to follow your example, this would be a different matter. Imagine the attractiveness of thus being able to throw off one’s direct tax burden. Then one could also come to negotiate a refund of indirect taxes and a settlement of the prices for still wanted and used services. – JZ, 28.12.13. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: If you took all the fraud out of politics, there might not be a lot left." - Thomas Sowell. - - Not only fraud but also legalized monopolies, coercion and confiscations should be eliminated from it. Without all their territorialism only peaceful and tolerant associations of like-minded volunteers, mere panarchies, would remain of them. They would not have any territorial monopoly left. Their members might live and work among the members of many other panarchies in the same country, continent or even the world. - JZ, 4.2.11. - LIES, FRAUD, CORRUPTION, FRAUD IN POLITICS


POLITICS: If you want to succeed in politics, you must keep your conscience well under control.” – David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, Lord Riddel, Diary, 23.4.1919. – Here, too, communities of volunteer would make a difference. – JZ, 10.9.07. – For all their internal affairs their members would be free to follow their conscience, with close to unanimity between them. – JZ, 17.3.09. - & CONSCIENCE, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS: Imagine that you were raised in a parallel universe with no such thing as government as we know it, and you observed our society. How ridiculous would it look? Half the people in the country pull various levers on a certain day, and based on this, a few hundred people are chosen that enforce their arbitrary wills on everyone else with the threat of violence." (10/30/02) - Jacob Halbrooks, The spirit of the Season - Strike the Root, - - VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: In a highly developed politics there are no boundaries – except those around individuals, their voluntary associations and their private or cooperative properties. – JZ, 15.3.05. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: In a semi-free society, which is what we now have, (*) the government pays only lip service to individual rights and tells you in effect that ‘as long as I (the government) have the support of the majority, anything goes because you must do whatever the majority wants you to do.’ And this is where everything goes crazy, because neither individuals nor a majority of individuals can dictate terms to reality. In the words of Francis Bacon, ‘Nature to be commanded must be obeyed’. In fact, no scientific question – be it a problem of technology or engineering or biology or ecology – has ever or will ever be solved by force, or by majority vote, or by minority schemes, or by parliamentary aid. - Politics is one thing, science is another. Mix them, and you destroy both. The marriage of politics and the science of ecology, for example, has not and will not produce a cleaner environment: it has merely converted the science of ecology into a tragic joke while saddling the American political system with the Environmental Protection Agency, which is a bureaucratic nightmare with the potential for destroying every industry in the United States.” – Eugene Guccione, in National Press Club, Canberra, Sept. 76. – (*) If all genuine individual rights and liberties were listed in a declaration, could we rightly say that we are already half-way towards their full realization? I still doubt that. – JZ, 28.12.13. - SCIENCE, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

POLITICS: In desperation, Coolidge announced his policy will be Common Sense. Well, don’t you know the Democrats will claim that, too? Besides, Common Sense is not an issue in politics; it’s an affliction, … Davis announces that his policy will be honesty. … Neither is that an issue in politics. … It’s a miracle and can he get enough people that believe in miracles to elect him?” – Will Rogers, in Donald Day, Will Rogers, p.157. – JOKES, COMMON SENSE, HONESTY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” - Voltaire (1764). – That is practicable only under territorial governments with involuntary membership and subordination. Most panarchies, unless they are charitably or communistically inclined, could not practise such behavior or not for long. Their victims would leave them in droves. – JZ, 11.1.08. - GOVERNMENT, TAXATION & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WELFARE STATE, COERCIVE DISTRIBUTIONISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: In its prevailing and territorial form the greatest confidence trick, fraud, theft, robbery and murder game. However, it is constitutionally, legally and juridically supported. Morally it is only a crime towards its involuntary victims, not for those who, with their democratic and territorialist prejudices, have give them the consent of the victims, e.g. by voting for these territorialist criminals and not resisting them or at least doubting and discussing the false claims and pretences of territorial rulers. - JZ, 27.8.93, 18.2.08. - TERRITORIALISM, CRIME, MAFIA, ORGANIZED CRIME, STATISM

POLITICS: In medicine, it has long been recognized that even a quack remedy that is harmless in itself can be fatal when it substitutes for an effective medication or treatment. The time is overdue for that same recognition to apply to politics." - Dr. Thomas Sowell

POLITICS: In more and more cases … politics and politicians not only contribute to the problem. They are the problem.” – John Shuttleworth, The Mother Earth News, quoted by David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.18. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM

POLITICS: In one case in 1964, Tom Gumbert, who had attended Freedom School, dropped out of the race for state senator in Nebraska. Freedom School had made him realize that modern American politics was essentially a self-serving mechanism. It had been manipulated by politicians and special interest groups since the beginning.” – Carl Watner, Robert LeFevre, p. 207. – I would not blame it for being a self-serving mechanism but merely for being a territorially monopolistic and coercive self-serving mechanism, one which outlawed free competition from numerous alternatives, all freely chosen by volunteers for themselves, with none of these groups claiming any territorial monopoly. – JZ, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: In one of his brilliant essays in NEWSWEEK (24 June, 1968), entitled ‘Politics and Violence’, Professor Milton Friedman has argued that this tendency to look to governments to solve all our problems contributes to violence in at least three ways: “1. It exacerbates discontent. 2.) It directs discontent at persons, not circumstance. 3. It concentrates great power in the hands of identifiable individuals.” – Thus Friedman puts his discerning finger on the root objection to the extension of government intervention when he says of this politicization of decisions that it “strains further the fragile threat that holds a free society together.” – Ralph Harris, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, 1985, p.17. – Territorialism is more of a chain-gang chain than a fragile threat and it does not establish a free society but, rather, sets societies and communities, movements, faiths, and ideologies against each other, struggling for domination in the same territory, instead of leaving each other exterritorially alone. – JZ, 6.3.08, 17.3.09.

POLITICS: In our age there is no such thing as “keeping out of politics”. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.” – George Orwell, Orwell Reader, edited by Richard H. Rovere, pp. 363/64, Politics and the English Language. in  – Also in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – But while we should keep all our affairs out of territorial politics we should become free to engage in exterritorially autonomous activities of the kind that we do like for ourselves and conceding to others the same right and liberty. Then very little of the politics of the former kind would still occur – apart from remaining criminals, aggressors, fanatic interventionists etc. – Against these better protection could also be organized than territorial States are able to provide. – JZ, 17.3.09. - ESPECIALLY TERRITORIAL POLITICS SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICS: in our culture most business and political decisions are taken ‘under the influence’ of alcohol, i.e. in settings where enough alcohol has been consumed to exert measurable effects. Whether this does harm or not is unclear. Public drunkenness to the point of incapacity is hardly tolerated, though it has occurred, but from the standpoint of the government the association of entertainment on a lavish scale with diplomacy retains considerable importance. … Prime Ministers now supplement it, no doubt, with barbiturates, tranquillizers, antihistamines and benzedrine.” – Alex Comfort, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, p.56, 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. – Addiction to power is not the only addiction under which many to mast politicians suffer and, indirectly, also all their victims. – JZ, 28.12.13. - BUSINESS, DIPLOMACY & ALCOHOL

POLITICS: In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.” – George Orwell, Politics and the English Language, Shooting an Elephant, 1950. in  - NATIONALISM, STATISM - TERRITORIALISM HAS NO REAL EXCUSES FOR ITSELF. - JZ, 4.2.11.

POLITICS: In personal relationships it can be love, hate or neutrality. Refusal of marriage contracts and divorce are always options expressing the voluntarism involved. But with territorial political relationships everything is monopolized and enforced, e.g. laws, membership and subordination. There decisions are made for their numerous victims at their expense and risk and for the benefit of a few men in power and the favorites or supporters of these few. Most of the talk about consent and representation is nothing but false pretence. – JZ, 18.6.92. – DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, CONSENT, MANDATE, VOTING, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, TOO, PUTS ONLY A SMALL MINORITY IN CHARGE

POLITICS: In politics a man must learn to rise above principles.” – THE 1975 DOWN UNDER CALENDAR. – Another version: In politics man must learn to rise above (*) principle.” – American political proverb. – (*) discard or ignore sound principles? – Can one rise above them? - JZ, 27.3.08. - In his actions, methods, laws and institutions the territorial politician falls far below sound principles, ignores facts and infringes genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 4.2.11. - PRINCIPLES, MORALITY, ETHICS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES,

POLITICS: In politics experiments mean revolutions.” – Benjamin Disraeli, Popanilla, IV, 1827. – That remark, too, applies, to a large extent, only to territorial politics. Exterritorial politics by voluntary communities and societies would mean free and very varied experiments taking place quite peacefully in the same country and at the same time, in peaceful and tolerant coexistence with each other. They would, thereby, make experimentation general and prevent despotism and violent revolutions, while accelerating peaceful reforms and enlightenment. Exterritorialist and voluntary and multiple free experimentation would end and prevent further territorial politics, territorial international and civil wars and territorial violent revolutions and despotism over involuntary victims. Only imposed territorial experiments do constitute and cause further violent revolutions. - JZ, 10.7.86, 27.3.08. – Under Panarchism its free experimentation for all kinds of people and ideals would mean peace between the various experimenters, all free to do their own things for or to themselves only. – JZ, 17.3.09. - PANARCHISM,

POLITICS: In politics moral questions are never the real point. These are only advanced as catchwords for the masses. In schoolbooks, however, the contrary is written. Insofar they are fairy tales.“ – Herslet – (JZ tr. of: “In der Politik handelt es sich niemals wirklich um Rechtsfragen; diese werden only vorgeschoben als Stichwort fuer die Massen. In Schulbuechern aber steht es gewoehnlich umgekehrt; insofern sind sie Maerchenbuecher.“) - MORALITY, ETHICS, HISTORY

POLITICS: in politics no man should be trusted.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907. – While that is largely true in territorial politics it is not true to the same extent in the exterritorial politics of volunteers. These would be largely idealists, utopians or ideologues of the same brand, with no need to lie to each other. – JZ, 9.3.09. - POLITICIANS, TRUST, PANARCHISM & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES & COERCION



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