Progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress.
I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave. (H. L. Mencken)
To be an individual is the hardest thing in the world, because nobody likes you to be an individual. Everybody wants to kill your individuality and to make a sheep out of you. Nobody wants you to be on your own. (Osho)
If the military is always 50 years ahead of humanity, that means ultra hard determinism for the masses, as long as they have nothing to oppose to the sophisticated and perfidious techniques of governments and shadow governments. /
Wenn das Militär der Menschheit immer 50 Jahre voraus ist, bedeutet das ultraharten Determinismus für die Volksmassen, sofern sie den hochentwickelten und perfiden Techniken der Regierungen und Schattenregierungen nichts entgegenzusetzen haben. (Ingmar Veeck) (2014)(10)
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. (Tom Robbins)