Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices
Index - X Y Z
(2013 - 2014)
X-MAS: Christ did not say “Kill trees for Christmas.” – Edinburg graffiti. – Well, at least we have artificial and re-useable x-mas trees by now. – JZ, 8.9.08.
X-MAS: Christmas is ten times phonier than any politics you ever saw, but nobody dare say so.” – Arthur Hailey, In High Places, p.113. – He refuted himself, for he did. – JZ, 8.9.08.
X-RAYS: Compulsory x-rays expose you to more hard radiation than the French Nuclear tests did. So why don’t you protest against them, also? – The purpose of compulsory x-rays in Australia was to try to eliminate Tuberculosis. This method proved so expensive that it took about $ 7,000 to find a person so infected. If, instead, a prize had been offered to watch for the symptoms and then to undergo an x-ray and, if the x-ray had confirmed the cause of the symptoms, only then to pay that person, say $ 500, then almost the same result could have been achieved at about 10 % of the costs. Sometimes, I believe that people love compulsion for the sake of compulsion. – The better food and the better climate in Australia has probably done more to wipe out or prevent Tuberculosis among Australians and immigrants than did this compulsory medical campaign. I have also seen no estimate of the potential damage done to Australians by so many unnecessary x-rays. – All too belatedly this compulsory x-ray campaign was discontinued. - JZ, n.d. & 8.9.08.
XENOPHOBIA: Xenophobia, which may be defined as a failure to realize that one’s neighbors are also barbarians.” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP 10. - ALIENS, FOREIGNERS, RACISM, HATE, NATIONALISM, CHAUVINISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, JOKES
YANKEES: Yankee go home – and take me with you.” – On Cuban Wall, reported by Rip Taylor, READER’S DIGEST, 2/65. – ANTI-AMERICANISM, JOKES
YELLOW PAGES FOR LIBERTARIANS, COMPILED ON A CD-ROM: An annual, with a link to updates on a website. Who is interested in initiating and promoting it? - JZ, 26.1.02.
YES-MAN: is a first-rate compound coined in the best modern tradition of language-building. It contains only six letters, but it means all this: “One who endorses or supports, without criticism, every opinion or proposal of an associate or superior.” – C. Bingham, Men and Affairs, p.159. – SUBORDINATION, OBEDIENCE, FOLLOWER, SUPPORTER, TRUE BELIEVERS
YES-MAN: The yes-man is your enemy, but your friend will argue with you.” – Russian proverb, quoted by Sozhenitsyn, Words of Warning to the Western World, p.12.
YIELD NO MORE: We, the dissidents of the USSR, have no tanks, no weapons, no organization. It’s only by firmness of spirit that we have been able to survive. That I am standing here before you is not due to the kindness or goodwill of communism, not due to détente, but due to my own firmness and your firm support. Whenever you help the persons who are being persecuted in the USSR, you are defending yourself as well – your own future. – Yield No More.” - Solzhenitsyn, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, Nov. 75. – Much better ideas, if adopted and spread, could have led to the downfall of the Soviet Regime much earlier. – JZ, 8.9.08. - RESISTANCE, DISSIDENTS, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION, MILITARY INSURRECTION PROGRAMS OF E.G. GOVERNMENTS- & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR PRESENT & FUTURE VOLUNTEERS – AS THE BEST ALLIES, DECLARATION OF QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, & OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
YOU TUBE: In the abundant age of YouTube, it's hard to believe there was a time in America when we only had access to a handful of homemade videos each week of people getting kicked in the crotch. Worse, one very powerful man had complete control over which ones we'd get to watch. - Radley Balko - Sic semper tyrannis, Bob Saget. - John Zube Although I have only VERY rarely seen any of them, I still consider that offer to be one of the positive signs of the times as well. – Facebook, 12.1.13. – POSITIVE SIGNS OF THE TIMES, VIDEOS, MOVIES, FILMS
YOUNG: It’s very difficult convincing the young of anything. They’re born knowing so much.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune. - YOUTH, RED., KNOWLEDGE, DOUBT, DISBELIEF
YOUNG: They are the young caught in dead ends.” - Miles Carpenter. - We all are, young and old, caught in many dead ends, public opinion, majority rule, minority rule, political means, military power games, taxation, command economies, avalanches of laws, legions of bureaucrats, in a word, in territorialism: nation-wide prisons ruled by people unwilling to learn from history and from their own mistakes and thus repeating the mistakes of history. Let’s reverse direction by allowing individuals and minority groups to opt out and do their own things for or to themselves, at their own risk and expense, regardless of the other sheep or lemmings. - JZ, 7.4.77, 17.4.11 - Experimental freedom for all, whether young, old or middle aged. Panarchism for all, even for the remaining statists. No more but also no less. - Tolerance for all who are tolerant enough. - JZ, 8.9.08.
YOURSELF: Be yourself and let them be themselves. – JZ, 5/73, after reading IPA FACTS, 12/68: “If men would recognize the imperative need of others to be themselves, to be different, perhaps many of the ills of the world would vanish.” – No “perhaps” about it! Not only many but most! - JZ, 5/73. - TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL.
YOURSELF: Give yourself a chance.” - George Boardman. - Find out about all your individual rights and liberties and then use them for yourself. - JZ, 8.9.08. - CHANCE, OPPORTUNITY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS
YOURSELF: Speak for yourself, act for yourself, be yourself. - JZ, 74.
YOUTH POLICY: The only good youth policy is no youth policy.” - From an advertisement for the TV program Attitude, 6.4.94.
YOUTH: Every new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.” - Hervey Allen, 1889-1949. - GENERATIONS, SAVAGES, DELINQUENTS, JUVENILES, PRIMITIVES
YOUTH: I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.” - Judge Ben Lindsay. - As if there could be only one path for it and is if they should not be free to choose their own path. - How can one prepare anyone for the avalanches of laws and regulations and all the bureaucratic institutions of today? But one should certainly open up a way for them to opt out from under all of them. - JZ, 8.9.08. - EDUCATION, CHOICE, SELF-RELIANCE, SCHOOLS, WELFARE, PATERNALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, EXIT
YOUTH: Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.” - Francis Bacon, quoted in: C. Bingham, Men and Affairs, p.116.
YOUTH: Young men think old men fools, and old men know young men to be so.” - William Camden, 1551-1623, attributed to Dr. Melcalf the above saying. - C. Bingham, Men and Affairs, p.116. - While largely true, it does not include the fact that many old men either still are fools or have become fools, e.g., by accumulating too many errors, myths, prejudices etc. in their “minds” and that at least some youths are nobody’s fools. -JZ, 8.9.08. - OLD PEOPLE, AGE, RED., FOOLISHNESS
YOUTH: youth is the season of credulity.” - William Pitt the Elder, C. Bingham, Men and Affairs, p. 116. - Just think of the myths, errors and prejudices that even elder “statesmen” and “great” leaders still believe in, not to speak of the ordinary politicians. – JZ, 8.9.08. - RED., CREDULITY
ZEAL: It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing.” - New Testament, Galatians, IV, 18. - ENTHUSIASM
ZEAL: Zeal is like fire, it wants both feeding and watching.” - W. G. Benham, Proverbs, p. 880, 1907.
ZEAL: Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.” - W. G. Benham, Proverbs, p. 880, 1907.
ZEAL: Zeal without knowledge is only fire without light.” - Fuller - Another sources says: John Ray, English Proverbs, p.146. (1678). ENTHUSIASM, FANATICISM, KNOWLEDGE, ENLIGHTENMENT, WISDOM
ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE: ZAP: The Great Idea is the Zero Aggression Principle, which holds that nobody - and this most especially includes government - has a right to initiate physical force against another human being under any circumstances; nor will an adherent to the "ZAP" (as it's abbreviated) advocate or delegate such an initiation of physical force for any reason. . . . The ZAP is practically all there is to political libertarianism. (The central tenet of ethical libertarianism is that each of us is the owner and sole proprietor of his own life and all the products of that life.) These ideas are the only things that make libertarians any different from conservatives, or liberals, or even communists and Nazis. - L. Neil Smith, The River of No Return - Alas, a single principle, however sound, cannot clearly enough convey the essence and enough details of all individual rights and liberties. It cannot be a sufficient substitute for a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties. Nor can individual armed self-defence be a sufficient substitute for a well-organized, trained, armed and motivated as well as autonomous volunteer militia for the protection of all these rights, to the extent that communities of volunteers wish them to be protected. – JZ, n.d. - The Zero Aggression Principle: No one should initiate harm against others, or delegate doing so to “the government”. – “If a proposal threatens people who have done no harm, it is immoral and must be opposed.” - Perry Willis. - Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Zero Aggression's photo. – Facebook, 4.3.13. - also called ZERO AGGRESSION PROJECT
ZERO GOVERNMENT: Fill all thrones and presidential chairs with – nobody! – At least as far as territorial regimes are concerned. - Unless you haven’t got your fill as yet. Then place them only on your neck and shoulders, but even then deprived of their territorial monopoly. - However, under the exterritorial autonomy of panarchism and personal laws you can put any kind of government - above yourself, at your own risk and expense, until you have finally learnt your lesson. - Zero Government only for those who do not want any for themselves. - JZ, 3.10.74, 8.9.08. - PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW
ZERO GOVERNMENT: Naught was only lately invented and so was Zero Government. – D.Z., 10.5.74. - What we really need is only zero territorial government. - JZ, 17.4.11.
ZERO GOVERNMENT: Zero Government is as hard to envision for most people now as the figure zero was once for the ancients. – JZ, 10.5.74.
ZERO GOVERNMENT: Zero government or self-responsibility for all those who want it and also Total Government for all its voluntary victims. – JZ, 74. - TOTALITARIANISM, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE IN GOVERNMENTS, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS, ANARCHISM, LIBERTARIANISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, EXIT
ZERO GOVERNMENT: Zero governments to those who want none. All forms of governments to those, who want them only over themselves. – JZ, 9.11.97, 8.9.08. – PANARCHISM
ZERO SUM GAMES: Economics is not zero sum. There is no fixed amount of wealth. That is, if you have too many slices of pizza, I don’t have to eat the box. Your money does not cause my poverty. Refusal to believe this is at the bottom of most bad economic thinking.” - P.J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.241. - However, if the market is so unfree that only monopoly money is allowed, issued by the State’s central bank, then those lucky enough to get hold of much of this monopoly money and hoarding it more or less, do prevent many other people from having enough exchange media or getting enough of it. Then all holders of this monopoly money are to some extent monopolists and the rest has to dance to their tune, being forced to sell their goods, services or labor at emergency sales prices. – JZ, 24.9.07. – Alas, this difficulty has not yet induced them to explore and then realize their monetary freedom options. – JZ, 11. 10. 07. - ECONOMICS & MARKETS, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE MARKET MONIES. LET GOOD MONIES DRIVE OUT THE BAD, FREE BANKING, FINANCIAL FREEDOM
ZERO SUM GAMES: If we could overcome our superstitious belief that the life or joy of life acquired by any man or people must necessarily be taken away from another man or people!” – Herman Hesse, Self-Will, 1919. – Mankind benefits much more from free enterprise and free exchange than from conquests and domination. – JZ, 8.9.08. - NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM
ZERO TAXES: prices and subscriptions only for wanted and individually ordered services. – JZ, 12.5.90. - VOLUNTARY TAXATION, PAYING ONE’S WAY, USER PAYS PRINCIPLE, PRICES & SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR ALL WANTED SERVICES, COMPETITIVELY SUPPLIED, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM
ZEST: The secret of perpetual self-renewal? It is Zest - “eager interest and enthusiasm.” As Emerson wrote, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Leonard E. Read, ABC’s of Freedom.- ENTHUSIASM, ZEAL
ZIONISM: I’m pro-Jews but anti-Zionism, to the extent that Zionism expresses a territorial nationalism and racism. No territorial nationalism or racism at all – not even a Jewish one - is justified, no more so than it is for any Nazi or Soviet or other authoritarian territorialist creed. – JZ, 27.3.89, 8.9.08. - ISRAEL, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM
ZIONISM: Q.:What is Zionism? A.: When one Jew instructs another to collect money from a third to send to a fourth to Palestine.” - Benton/Loomes: Big Red Joke Book, p.77. - Jews will do much more good, as above average intelligent people, spread all over the world, to stay where they are and spread whatever knowledge and wisdom they do possess and can and want to spread. They should not expose themselves to the threat of total extermination by moving to a small country at an age of mass extermination devices and all too much pervasive territorial nationalism and fanaticism. - JZ, 8.9.08. - ANTISEMITISM, JOKES, JEWS, ISRAEL, TERRITORIALISM, CHARITY, FOREIGN AID, JUDASIM, NATIONALISM, CONSPIRACY HYPOTHESES
ZIONIST: A New Yorker who pays someone else to live in Israel.” - Leonard Klein. - I read in some Jewish writer the observation that no Jew had ever asserted that there was a religious duty for all Jews to go and live in Israel. And even the Zionist territorial nationals do not insist that their overseas donors all move to Israel themselves. Israel was a belated re-colonization attempt, at a time when colonialism went out of fashion. - If it is correct that all of mankind originated in Africa, should then all the people living in a Diaspora, away from Africa, engage in a re-colonization of Africa? – JZ, 8.9.08. – What percentage of all Jews in the world was foolish enough to concentrate on one small spot in the world, where they could easily fall victims to e.g. nuclear “weapons” by the fools, who believe that they can rightly blame all their problems not on their remaining ignorance, foolishness, errors, spleens, false assumptions and conclusions but, rather, on all Jews as their scapegoats? – The very fact that a few million of them did so and persist with this territorialist and statist monopoly effort indicates that they are not the chosen people, either, not the most enlightened people in the world, although the percentage among them of very intelligent and educated people is very large, perhaps larger than in most other groups. They too have their territorial nationalists, racists, statists, fools, their intolerant people and their barbarians and terrorists, unfortunately. - JZ, 2.7.13. – Somebody wrote me recently that about half of the Jews of the world live in Israel. I think the one half that does not, is the better half. – JZ, 21.5.14. - ISRAEL, TERRITORIAL NATIONALISM, COLONIALISM, JOKES
ZZZ: Another good quote site: http://www.freedomsnest.com/quotes.html - There are many other such sites. On my own I will never get around to extract from all of them those I would like to include. – JZ, 25.4.13. – Libertarians and anarchists have still to collaborate sufficiently to fill their intellectual armory, with sufficient “weapons” and ammunition. Statists can win based upon ignorance, stupidity and prejudices, but not libertarians. – JZ, 26.4.13.