Random Quotations – April 20th, 2017

Five items in total…

“If anger about political events and words of defiance to authorities are dealt with as signs of mental illness… warranting involuntary committal, then our society is in a dangerous place… The reality is that if you are involuntarily confined, you are viewed differently; you are seen as less credible. That is not how it should be but that is how it is. As well, there is the intimidation factor. If the police can take you away once and the physicians confine you, maybe they will do so again.” – The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal, quoted by Canadian Press in “Court defends political dissent after N.L. man sent to psychiatric hospital for criticizing police shooting” – National Post, April 18th, 2017.

“Politico has downplayed Trump’s slew of repeal laws, describing them as ‘the only substantive bills Trump has signed so far.’ And, in keeping with a media-wide effort to separate Trump from his voting base, Politico claims that ‘none of them evoke the drain-the-swamp anti-establishment populism that Trump rode to the presidency’… The opposite is true, on both counts: Trump has permanently removed some of the regulatory muck that the ‘swamp’ uses to feed itself.” – Joel B. Pollak, “Trump’s use of the Congressional Review Act is a legislative milestone” – Breitbart, April 15th, 2017.

“Globalization is always more for the big people and less for us little ones… We always have to tighten our belts, and some of us don’t have any more belt.” – Oli Smith, “Fed-up French voters warn ‘civil war’ could be needed to liberate nation from EU” – Express, April 15th, 2017.

“Buzzwords such as ‘globalization’, ‘diversity,’ and ‘tolerance,’ which may once have had relatively benign meanings, have been warped and manipulated as part of the larger endeavor to destroy Western civilization from within. Unscrupulous Islamic supremacist warriors play the victimhood ploy with proficiency. They would have us all turn a blind eye to the history of Islamic jihad conquest prior to the era of colonialism, as well as to present-day slavery in some Muslim countries, the general Islamic intolerance and abuse of religious minorities and infidels, and the sickening treatment of women that is sanctioned by Sharia law. – Christine Williams, “Marine Le Pen: Give us France back, for God’s sake” – Jihad Watch, April 18th, 2017.

“The North Korean deal of 1994 is the prototype for why open societies should not negotiate arms control agreements with rogue regimes… The North Koreans duped Jimmy Carter – an emissary of Clinton – and the Clinton administration to subsidize the North Korean nuclear program in exchange for the counterfeit promise that North Korea would limit itself to civilian nuclear power.” – Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy at Pepperdine University, quoted by Jim Stinson in “Bill Clinton paved the way for a nuclear North Korea” – PoliZette, March 13th, 2017.