“For we are OPPOSED, around the WORLD, by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy, that relies primarily on covet means for expanding it’s sphere of influence,

on infiltration instead of invasion,
on subversion instead of elections,
on intimidation, instead of free choice,
on guerrillas by night, instead of armies by day,

It is a system which has conscripted, vast material and human resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations.

Its preparations are concealed, not published.
It’s mistakes are buried, not headlined.
Its dissenters silenced, not praised.
No expenditure is questioned. No rumor is printed. No secret is revealed.”

— President –JFK–

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means… We have a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government… This ruthless power-seeking elite is a disease of our century… This group…is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”

– Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech on the FOREIGN ZIO-MAFIA INFILTRATING OUR GOVERNMENT!

“The greatest purveyor of VIOLENCE in the WORLD : My own GOVERNMENT, I can not be Silent.”


“To see a wrong and not to expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”

— Dr. John Raymond Baker

“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”

— President Lincoln (R)

“All TYRANNY needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”


“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in POWER than by VIOLENT and sudden usurpations.”

— President James Madison – Virginia Convention on ratification of the CONSTITUTION

“Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects… totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.”

— Aldous Huxley

“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte

“At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas of which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is “not done” to say it… Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the high-brow periodicals.”

— George Orwell

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”


“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”


“It requires courage to utter truth; for the higher Truth lifts her voice, the louder will error scream, until its inarticulate sound is forever silenced in oblivion”

— Mary Baker Eddy

“Resolved … that it would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights: that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism — free GOVERNMENT is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence;”


“Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.”


“You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.”

— John Morley

“Organized slaughter, we realize, does not settle a dispute; it merely silences an argument.” 

— James Frederick Green

“The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by Hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.”

— Karl A. Menninger

“Arbitrary POWER is most easily established on the ruins of Liberty abused to Licentiousness.  The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.  If our freedom is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

— President G Washington


“Americans cannot escape a certain responsibility for what is done in our name around the WORLD. In a democracy, even one as CORRUPTED as ours, ultimate authority rests with the people. We EMPOWER the GOVERNMENT with our votes, finance it with our taxes, bolster it with our silent acquiescence. If we are passive in the face of America’s OFFICIAL actions overseas, we in effect endorse them.”

— Mark Hertzgaard

“When I hear another express an opinion which is not mine, I say to myself, he has a right to his opinion, as I to mine. Why should I question it? His error does me no injury, and shall I become a Don Quixote, to bring all men by force of argument to one opinion? …Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially in politics.”

“When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.”
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own GOVERNMENT”


“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.”


“That is the issue that will continue in this country when these POOR tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong — throughout the WORLD. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings.”

— President Lincoln (R) October 15, 1858 Debate at Alton, Illinois

“Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometric progression as they rise.”


“Our merchants and master-manufacturers complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price, and thereby lessening the sale of their goods both at home and abroad. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.”

— Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations Book I, Chapter IX, pg.117

“Because we’re locked out of the CORPORATE media, we have to play around the edges, because we don’t have the numbers. It’s takes a lot more time and work” But that is how it has always been with these kinds of movements. “If we keep at it, if we keep sort of sloggin forward, we will be able to get messages out that the CORPORATE mainstream wants to silence.”


“whole nations of people conspire to propagate gigantic mute LIES (that serve only) tyrannies and shams.”

— Mark Twain calling this the “Silent LIE” of remaining quiet in the face of grave injustice.

“Should citizens in democracies such as America be measured for valuing consumerism and unquestioned patriotism over unlimited, educated inquiry and participatory citizenship? Is there ever a moral civilian defense for those beliefs that justify self-SURVIVAL without weighing justice at large? Historical hypocrisy is rooted in the sum TOTAL of individuals’ sublimation, blind following and silence.”

– Crystal Haidl

“Blest is that NATION whose silent course of happiness furnishes nothing for history to say.”

— PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON Letter to Count Diodati (29 March 1807)

“That pen should go on, lay bare these wounds of our CONSTITUTION, expose the decisions seriatim, and arouse, as it is able, the attention of the NATION to these bold speculators on its patience. Having found, from experience, that impeachment is an impracticable thing, a mere scare-crow, they consider themselves secure for life; they skulk from responsibility to public opinion, the only remaining hold on them, under a practice first introduced into ENGLAND by Lord Mansfield. An opinion is huddled up in conclave, perhaps by a majority of one, delivered as if unanimous, and with the silent acquiescence of lazy or timid associates, by a crafty chief judge, who sophisticates the law to his mind, by the turn of his own reasoning”

 — PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON – Letter to THOMAS Ritchie (25 December 1820)

“Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy…It under-represents young people, the POOR, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me.”

— Nancy Neuman

“I’ve said that net neutrality is the most important free speech issue of our time. It’s true. If Republicans have their way, large CORPORATIONS won’t just have the loudest voices in the room. They’ll be able to effectively silence everyone else. Every small business they’d prefer not to compete with. Every blogger who publishes something they don’t like. We have to stop them.”

— SENATOR Al Franken (November 8, 2011).

“I got a feeling about political correctness. I Hate it. It causes us to LIE silently instead of saying what we think.”

— Hal Holbrook

“The voice of protest…is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum…is bidding all men…obey in silence the tyrannous word of command.”

 — Charles Eliot Norton

“Suspicion must always fall on those who attempt to silence their opponents.”

 — Ian Buckley

“During war, the laws are silent.”

 — Quintus Tullius Cicero

“Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.”

 — Senator Robert M. La Follette


— Concise Politics


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