Thursday, 28 January 2010

Quote of the Day

The main argument now, increasingly, is between those who view the state as an enabler and those who view it as, at best, a sometimes necessary irritant. To employ a massively oversimplified analogy, statists seem to think that the state should act as captain, coach, physio, kitman, ballboy, PR department, groundsman, ticketing department, FIFA representative, the guy with the half time oranges, agent, translator, WAG, turnstile operator, matchday police, the guy selling the big flags outside the ground and the guy confiscating the big flags on the way into the ground.

Libertarians just want a guy with a fucking whistle.

Mr Eugenides, cutting through the crap in inimitable style.


OH UPDATE; Let's not forget that the State wants to be the only one that supplies you with the £30 turnstile fee to watch the game as well.

29 comments:

Guthrum said...

Short, Pithy and Correct

I am Stan said...

Taxation is theft!




To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. – Thomas Jefferson

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. – Ronald Reagan (1986)

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. – Mark Twain

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

Intaxication- euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with

The best government is the one that charges you the least blackmail for leaving you alone. – Thomas Rudmose-Brown (1996)

“I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”
- Milton Friedman

Governments harangue about deficits to get more revenue so they can spend more. – Allan H. Meltzer (1993)

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. – Robert Heinlein

British Engineer said...

Norwich CRU "broke the law" on FOI & Data Protection.

No charges will be levied against anyone at the CRU or UEA.

The global colling deniers can get away with anything with complete impunity.

Climate Change Imams are above the law.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8484385.stm

kynon said...

That short analogy is excellent.

Uncle Marvo said...

Stan

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw"

Thanks for that one - I'd forgotten..

Anonymous said...

'quote of the day' ?

Do you dress up as Guido and prance about in your spare time as well as copy his blog? I only ask because you are not opposed to, erm, dressing up....

Please do tell.

Climate Scientologist said...

BBC. Cunts. The lot of them.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8484852.stm

Ampers said...

Personally, I think the ref should be privatised as well...

Ampers

Ron Broxted said...

I've got a little pink whistle, in fact I am holding it tightly in my right hand as I type. My problem is that I can never find enough gorgeous gay hunks to blow it.....Oooh matron.........Grrrrrr.

.243 Win said...

@Climate Scientologist :

Strange thing was that most of the broadcast trucks there were 3rd party HD specialists - not many beebiods in sight among the types actually doing something....

Ron Broxted said...

I regularly have it off with frozen chickens.
Well, that's a lie. Slightly defrosted, frozen chickens. Cuts a bit if too frozen.

Ex UK Taxpayer said...

I see the new rules come in about now for male employees to get 6 months paid parental leave from work. This effing government just loves destroying small businesses. The golden goose is well and truly slain after 12 years of Nu Labour. Fancy having all these generous benefits when there's no cunt running the businesses any more to fund them. Is it just sheer incompetence or something more sinister?

libertyscott said...

And we are now entering the season of the advance auction of stolen goods, with the thieves competing for the right to steal and none of them promising to steal less.

Ron Broxted said...

Is there anybody out there?

Even at a conservative estimate there must be a multitude of planets hosting advanced life. What would the first contact be like I wonder as I toss myself off looking at a recording of Torchwood? Take a look at Earth,it's round, and two thirds is covered with water. On what dry land remains there are 200 nation states squabbling, mass poverty in most places, and opulence in others. A professional footballer who can kick a football gets more money than someone who say like me is a overtly gay dole monkey out of choice. Small groups of humans tell large numbers of sheeple what to do and if they disobey punish them. Enough of England though, we seem to think that aliens will arrive and solve our energy crisis, theological disputes and make Ron Broxted Editor of The Independent, making that fat bastard Liddle cry. The aliens we encounter may not be so wise or beneficent however. What if they think it is like landing on a planet where the dominant life form are real greedy cunts like polticians? Extra-terrestrial life would come from beyond our solar system, two thirds of the way out in a galaxy using travel methods we can merely dream of, like free space bus passes for the over 60's Would they think we were like the tribes in the Amazon or New Guinea with bones through their noses and weights hanging from their cocks, and gaze longingly at passenger jets flying above, wishing they could join the mile high club that the white missionary man talks about with glazed eyes and his tongue lolling, and hear tales from other tribes of equally stone age brained large cock obsessed layabouts? When Europeans made first contact with American indians they brought diseases that the natives had no immunity to like clap, chickenpox and genital worts and M.E. So perhaps for our safety we should not immediatelly be tempted to bone a two headed reptile resembling alien with a fucking long tail with a deadly poisonous barb on the end. Not even if they offer a cure for AIDs or the future 52 weeks of winning numbers in the Euro Lottery, or the next winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Now to communication. Mathematics may be looked on as a universal language, a life form with a radically different set of vocal chords or auditory senses would be unable to use the spoken word. We have sent messages willingly (and perhaps unwittingly since Los Alamos) sent probes beyond our solar back-yard and listened intently to the Archers, an everyday story of left wing BBC luvvies pretending that cowshit doesn't smell. From the Vatican to the Pentagon, the Kremlin to Dharmsala we have a vested interest in not provoking whoever or whatever is out there from turning up and taking over from politicians in fucking us all. Hopefully if they do come they will be friendly and promote homsexuality and make it compulsory, and lower the age of consent even amongst those who prefer fish.

Ron Broxted has spoken listen up you at the back.

frogs chorus up the BNP said...

Ron what if the aliens only ate Arabs, Muslims Negro's and men that had their foreskins removed. Wouldn't that make you change your view on an alien invasion or contact as benificial to us white folks?

Father O'Tool said...

Ron this is one of the more interesting pieces you have contributed here and raises many interesting issues regarding the possibility of other intelligent life forms existing in the depths of outer space. Do you blog on any other sites or have your own web page? I ask as I and I expect millions of others find your views extremely intellectually stimulating. Keep up the good work.

PS; I will be in the third cubicle on the left tonight from about 9pm onwards. Make sure you have some KY Jelly this time.X

Alistair Darling said...

All taxation without real representation is theft.
But I don't give a fuck, so pay up you mugs.

Dr Mengele Jnr said...

Frogs Chorus do you also blog on the telegraph? I think I met you once at a UK KKK conference last year in Manchester. Although I found some on your views extreme even by my own right of right standards, they did strike a chord within me. Did you also attend Nicks birthday party?

Ron Broxted said...

I'm here.

I'm Queer.

Get Used to It.

OK ?

WV: guigi - Ooooh Matron

Gorn Brown said...

Our blood is the same as KY Jelly.

Rogerborg said...

I completely agree that a Hillsborough every weekend is a small price to pay for FREEEEEEEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMMM.

Blind leading the blind said...

More dogmatic shite from the Libertarians who ignore human nature and pragmatism as much as the communist fuckwitts.

thelunaticarms said...

The one with the whistle is usually the worst cunt to have!

The British government is no longer in charge. All they do is carry out their orders. Orders laid down by the guy with the whistle.

The State isn't the problem, it is who controls (whistle) the State.

The entire analogy relies on a lot of compliant members to take part while it only takes a referee to change the game.

Osborne, Cameron, Brown, Mandleson have all been 'guests' of Nathan Rothschild.

As long as Nathan has the whistle, we have no chance of having a good State.

Sure, if we end up with a Nationalistic Government looking out for the Nation's interests instead of Bank interests, Rothschild would seek to pariah us with the help of the combined EU.

We could be portrayed as the next Germany needing spanking.

And hypothetically, a Libertarian Gov't would roll back the State to the bare necessities, thus inviting a quick and easy takeover. It would return to Nathan within six months without a shot fired. Or worse, some Mad-Max militia.

Other options...

You can accept your fate as slaves and try to keep your head below the parapet.

Or...

You could try to join them. But of course, only those that are either useful or beautiful are protected.

Or...

You can become a outlaw.

But you will never overcome the State. The State is the natural evolution of civilisation. Sure it can go over the top and slip into the abyss Roman-style allowing barbarism to rue the day.

Yet in Roman times, no nation had nuclear arsenals.

I think Libertarians just wish to (literally?) sever the ties with (all) government and try to return to a market based economy free from regulation.

I'm probably wrong about everything, I stayed in Peckham afterall. But I'm also very drunk so don't give a shit. We're damned if we do and we're damned if we don't. Survival is the secret.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

You can opt to bend with the wind,divert the wind or generate the wind.
Being a Libertarian,we prefer to shout at it while erecting our turbine.

follow the money said...

thelunaticarms said...

The State isn't the problem, it is who controls (whistle) the State.

The entire analogy relies on a lot of compliant members to take part while it only takes a referee to change the game.

Osborne, Cameron, Brown, Mandleson have all been 'guests' of Nathan Rothschild.

As long as Nathan has the whistle, we have no chance of having a good State.

Sure, if we end up with a Nationalistic Government looking out for the Nation's interests instead of Bank interests, Rothschild would seek to pariah us with the help of the combined EU.

And hypothetically, a Libertarian Gov't would roll back the State to the bare necessities, thus inviting a quick and easy takeover. It would return to Nathan within six months without a shot fired. Or worse, some Mad-Max militia.

28 January 2010 23:41

Spot on!

H said...

I've no idea whats going - but i'm scared. At 3am in Exeter - why are there helicopters?!!! Scared as!!!

Ron Broxted said...

I fuck homeless people. They do absolutely everything for the spare change in your pocket. Alcoholic Scottish men are my favourite.

Anonymous said...

£1m overpaid to benefit claimants

http://money.uk.msn.com/news/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=151919005

McEgan can't pay his portion of the £1 million back.

He spent it all on rent boys on a week-long binge in London last year...

WV: likxbfie - I bet he did

Anonymous said...

Hamas military commander 'assassinated' in Dubai

Notice how Pravda are only too willing to repeat unfounded allegations such as this whilst presenting them as fact.

The truth is nobody knows yet how this cunt died. He could have had a heart attack or died of food poisoning as a result of eating in one of those meticulously clean arabic cafes.

The BBC. Never knowingly found to be straying from the left-green, liberal, multi-culturalist agenda.

Cunts.

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