9 definitions by Thomas Liberty Paine

Fascism is the end result of capitalism without liberty. It is an autocratic system used by people who have large amounts of power or capital to protect their self-interests from communism or populist events surrounding economic depressions.
Fascism is capitalism plus murder. - Upton Sinclair

Fascism is capitalism in decay. - Vladimir Lenin
by Thomas Liberty Paine August 10, 2008
Get the Fascism mug.
Liberty is philosophy that entranced several generations and was built around the concept of a social contract, a document that all men would respect on common consent akin to a gentleman’s handshake agreement. The contract itself was designed to ensure the greatest amount of freedom for all mankind as long as those bound by the contract respected and defended it.

Liberty itself demands certain aspects from a community in order for it to function, which are often mentioned in the tripartite motto, “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity”.

Liberty is based on egalitarian principles, not because it is simply a moral standard to adhere too, but is a logical necessity for the survival of liberty itself. In a situation where you have masters and slaves liberty is unable to survive because people are seen as inferior or superior and thus undermines the social contract by the natural abuse of such relationships. This eroding of liberty through authoritarian relationships then goes on to fight over the balance of power in government as they attempt to control government for the benefit of themselves at the expense of others.

The balance of power designed into the US constitution is based on the philosophy of liberty in that neither the strong, nor the weak should harm one another but live together in peace and use government as a means of defending each others individual freedom to the utmost level.

One of the greatest lies of this age is that capitalism is liberty and necessary for liberty. This is incorrect, Liberty is the foundation of which trade and production can flourish with our without any ideological construct of capitalism. Liberty only works so long as everyone treats one another with the golden rule of respect and the balance of power between all parties remains intact.

It is understood that in a society that respects liberty the strong have a duty to protect the weak, in order to maintain justice for all. A society that preys upon the weak will not long have liberty or justice.

Within the bounds of the social contract it is the duty of all people to defend that agreement with one another and protect each other’s freedom.

The philosophy of liberty isn’t pure freedom but based on attempt to move towards the greatest amount of freedom for individuals within a society. The contract is essential as it is designed in an attempt to balance respect of all individuals so that we have freedom for without it the tyranny of freedom reigns. When an individual has absolute freedom it becomes tyranny and results in the action of might makes right.
Capitalism didn’t make this country great, Liberty did!

When people respect liberty there is no need to worry about capitalism, trade and production will take care of itself.

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.”, Thomas Paine in Common Sense

"An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.", Thomas Paine and the First Principles of Government

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.", Thomas Jefferson

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.", Thomas Jefferson

"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.", Thomas Jefferson

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.", Thomas Jefferson
by Thomas Liberty Paine August 10, 2008
Get the Liberty mug.
Re-thug-li-cans : the plural of rethuglican.

Rethuglicans are the political enforcement thugs used as tools by wealthy individuals associated with big business and their political agendas. Their dogma is that of capitalism and anyone who questions the dogma is attacked voraciously as ignorant and is considered a terrorist, communist or completely insane.

The Rethuglicans primary concerns are the protection of wealth of the super rich, which have mostly inherited wealth akin to hereditary rule over successive generations. A typical part of their dogma is their indoctrination that all life is based on survival of the fittest, see Social Darwinism and Fascism, and only the fit deserve to exist. And their concept of those fit for the environment are those who have wealth, while all those who are poor are simply supposed to work for works sake in producing more wealth for the wealthy. Anyone who isn’t willing to work for the corporate agenda is a parasite and should be removed from society as an unfit whiner.

The dogma of rethuglicans is that their utopia can be achieved if the constitution didn’t exist and every action taken by an individual in society was motivated for the sole purpose of generating profit. The taking of profit from another person by force if necessary is acceptable as long as the people are not part of the wealthy establishment they represent. A person incapable of defending himself or herself obviously doesn’t deserve anything and should be eliminated from the genetic pool of the species, especially if seen as a potential threat.

Rethuglicans enjoy trickle down economics, also know as pissing on the people economics. This ideology point of view is obviously taken from someone of wealth who believes they are giving value to an undeserving recipient. These recipients are taught to be grateful for the trickle down and never question nor bite the hand that feeds them. It is a concept that they believe they feed the world and that all production comes from them alone and that the actual value of production comes directly from capital alone. All labor to a rethuglican is a unfortunate necessary evil that should be driven to the lowest common denominator without any bargain rights in any form against those who have capital.

A typical mythology associated with rethuglicans is the poor boy that got rich through hard work. The heroic figure is often without any value but a few spare pieces of change in their pocket and through hard work and honesty they create an empire of wealth from a few cents. Though it is more likely you will win the lottery than actually strike it rich in this manner the rethuglicans always find that one “proclaimed” hero and raise them up as the standard bearer to justify the capitalist system they promote. And just like a lottery system the odds are stacked against most individuals because obviously not everyone can be successful because this would make the wealthy poor.

Rethugicans hate any form of egalitarian philosophy and see such principles of liberty and justice as communist ideology to be destroyed at all cost. Any time the word liberty is used capitalism is tacked onto it like a pin on a donkey’s ass in the hope that association will twist the words so that people equate capitalism as being equal and exactly the same as the philosophy of liberty. All Rethuglicans believe that capitalism, or the pursuit of profit, is what liberty means and nothing more. Anything outside of the pursuit of profit is an enemy that includes the egalitarian philosophy of liberty founded in the constitution through checks and balances of those in power.

Since they can’t directly take over the country in an overt manner Rethuglicans have used privatizations and eminent domain as weapons of economic mass destruction within the United States. Any socialist political move for community is instantly hijacked for the benefit of Wall Street speculators and used to subsidize wealthy share holders for a quick profit at the expense of tax payers. This is the hidden philosophy of rethuglicans in that they actually believe in socialism but only for those they see as meritocraticaly worthy. This is often known as privatizing the profits and socialize the losses. And if they can’t defeat socialism they will always hijack it to add money in their pockets.

One of the most recent shock troopers of the rethuglicans was Jim Adkisson. These shock troopers are so filled with capitalistic dogma that they associate all economic failures with socialism or communism. They never take into account Wall Street sponsored capitalistic corporate labor arbitrage and free trade ideology as the problem. They never consider that a balance of trade is needed for a truly global competitive system to actually work. Of course the rethuglicans always use market arbitrage as a weapon because it is riskless profit for doing nothing of value but moving a few pieces on the chess board. And this market arbitrage can continue as long as wealthy foreigners keep subsidizing the US fiat dollar.

Rethuglicans leadership are often considered bafoons but are actually highly organized and dangerous criminal organization. These leaders understand the upper echelons of currency manipulation, mob manipulation, religious manipulation and are associated with all wealthy aristocrats throughout or global society. Their current primary desire is one world government through corporate rulership. The current presidents father, George H. W. Bush, called it the “New World Order”. And the current George W. Bush said boldly to the world that either You are either with us, or against us! Many people saw this as talking over the people and as a mark to begin transitioning into a global corporate state.
Concepts that surround Rethuglicans.

"Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future." - Adolf Hitler

"Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice." - Adolf Hitler

"I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature." - Adolf Hitler

"Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle." - Adolf Hitler

"He has a supreme intellect. I have known only two other men to whom I could apply such distinction - Lord Northcliffe and Lloyd George. If one puts a question to Hitler, he gives an immediate, brilliant clear answer. There is no human being living whose promise on important matters I would trust more readily. He believes that Germany has a Divine calling and that the German people are destined to save Europe from the revolutionary attacks of Communism. He values family life very highly, whereas Communism is its worst enemy. He has thoroughly cleansed the moral, ethical life of Germany" - Viscount Rothermere

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace." - George W. Bush

"Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." - George W. Bush

“It’s Addington,” Mayer quotes Powell. “He doesn’t care about the Constitution.” - Reference to David Addington, Cheney's Cheney

“History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom” - Milton Friedman

“Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” - Pat Robertson

“Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.” - George Bernard Shaw

“The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone.” - Robert Heilbroner

“In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.” - Fran Lebowitz

“If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.” - Vladimir Lenin

“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” - John Maynard Keynes

“Fascism is capitalism plus murder.” - Upton Sinclair

“Fascism is capitalism in decay” - Vladimir Lenin

“I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving.” - Sylvia Pankhurst

“Chicago is the product of modern capitalism, and, like other great commercial centers, is unfit for human habitation.” - Eugene Debs

"If allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy, which is after all not a natural state." - John Ralston Saul

"Advocates of capitalism are very
apt to appeal to the sacred principles
of liberty, which are embodied in one
maxim: The fortunate must not be
restrained in the exercise of tyranny
over the unfortunate." - Bertrand Russell

"And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department." - Andrew Carnegie

"It's the survival of the richest, and the poorest be damned. There's something dismal about a society that operates by those values." - Robert Kiyosaki

"I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket." - Major General Smedley Darlington Butler about capitalism

Southerners did not stop with an open defense of slavery. They went on to attack northern society for its 'wage slavery' and 'exploitation of workers,' using arguments repeated by socialist critics of capitalism. The southern writer who developed these arguments most extensively was George Fitzhugh, a Virginia planter and lawyer. His two books were provocatively entitled Sociology for the South: Or the Failure of the Free Society and Cannibals All! Or Slaves Without Masters. In them, Fitzhugh defended slavery as a practical form of socialism that provided contented slaves with paternalistic masters, thereby eliminating harsh conflicts between employers and allegedly free workers. 'A Southern farm is the beau ideal of Communism; it is a joint concern, in which the slave ... is far happier, because ... he is always sure of support.' ... 'The best governed countries, and which have prospered the most, have always been distinguished for the number and stringency of their laws,' he wrote; 'liberty is an evil which government is intended to correct.' - Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

"Capital must protect itself in every way... Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd." - J. P. Morgan

"The untrammeled intensification of laissez-faire capitalism and the spread of market values into all areas of life, is endangering our open and democratic society." - George Soros

"Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, for the people and by the people, but a government for Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master...Let the bloodhounds of money who have dogged us thus far beware." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is, in reality, instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have property against those who have none at all." - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations

"Capitalism is our only moral system. All other systems take advantage of man's rights and liberties." - Ayn Rand

“This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation” - Albert Einstein
by Thomas Liberty Paine August 9, 2008
Get the Rethuglicans mug.
What simply is.

Understanding the world around us is something often difficult to discuss or even completely understand. Almost all-human understanding is composed of symbol sets designed to measure and then define the world and human experience. The symbols are not truth, but what they are attempting to measure is true reality.

Calculus and other forms of mathematics are symbol sets that represent tools for measuring aspects of our true reality. We know these symbol sets work from experiential knowledge, not simply symbolic manipulation.

The scientific method is a reasoned way of attempting to find and catalogue the truth. With reproducible experiential tests we can come to understand if our symbolic measurements actually represent truth.

The concept that truth will set you free mentioned in the Bible is actually ironically true. Belief is the opposite of truth and truth itself breaks down all belief. Truth does not respect belief nor does it need belief to function because it simply is. Truth is what will always exist even if there is no existence. Truth is the beginning and the end and everything. Truth is rare for us to understand but it is also always present and always available.

The truth is amazing because it simply is. Truth isn’t something we can know; it is something we have to experience.

That is often why experience is considered of greater value than academics. Because an experienced person has worked with reality to create, design, produce and solve problems. An Academic though often focuses on the symbol set manipulation and lacks experiential knowledge for true understanding of what is reality versus fictional representations of abstract concepts.
There is only one thing that exists in all the universe, it is the truth and nothing but the truth.

Science is the measuring stick of truth. Science is not the truth, but it is our tool to measure the truth.
by Thomas Liberty Paine August 12, 2008
Get the Truth mug.
The lawyer known as Cheney's Cheney. The man who uses his knowledge of law and politics to assist the republicans in undermining the constitutional government of the United States. People claim he has no sense of right or wrong and follows any and all orders without question for Dick Cheney.

In political circles he is known as a knife fighter. He is brutal politician that runs things from behind the scenes and prefers absolute secrecy to his movements.

Possibly one of the most dangerous and powerful non-elected citizen of the United States.
“It’s Addington,” Mayer quotes Powell. “He doesn’t care about the Constitution.”

David S. Addington’s admirers have remarked on his ruthlessness as a political warrior.
by Thomas Liberty Paine August 12, 2008
Get the David S. Addington mug.
A slang term for the British labour party. They follow in lock step with the Republicans of the United States in both policy and politics.
NuLabor and NeoCons everywhere but not a decent soul in sight.
by Thomas Liberty Paine August 12, 2008
Get the NuLabor mug.
Linux is an operating system that has a near religious following akin to Macintosh users. Devotes who use Linux constantly claim that only people who know what they are doing use it while also saying how stable and useful it is. They of course often forget that when only highly trained computer experts use the tool with limited deviation that the system will appear far more stable because of the lack of permutative chaos it receives as input.

Linux users often go out of their way to find flaws with Microsoft systems. This is because they find the corporate desire to protect intellectual property as a hindrance to their technical tasks. Many of the crashes that these technologists speak of are related to their attempt in dominating the system beyond its design. It’s akin to them beating their head against a brick wall and then telling the rest of us it hurts and wishing the wall would be removed.

Simply put, Linux or Unix is for technical people who want to have near absolute control of the system. In advanced sciences of all types this is often necessary so Linux has it’s place for advanced studies and technical development that really is unable to be beat by Windows because of the corporations desire to protect its intellectual property which acts as a road block for highly technical users.

Many Linux devotees also tend to be control freaks, which is necessary in complicated systems in order to maintain order. If the chaos hamsters were ever let loose into the system they would soon find that their stable system was highly unprotected and flawed in ways they had never imagined.

Linux is for those who enjoy order and control to design and create. While Windows is for accepting the chaos of the world and bringing order to it.
Linux user, “It doesn’t work that way, where were you taught computer skills? On Linux you are supposed to do it like this.”

Newbie user, “But if I do that in Windows it says it is a violation and crashes!”

Linux user, “Of course it does and that is why it is a unstable system.”
by Thomas Liberty Paine August 12, 2008
Get the Linux mug.