25 Statist Propaganda Phrases

In the discourse of statists, there is a group of phrases of which one or more tend to be present in nearly every argument.While this is not an exhaustive listing of that group, it does contain twenty-five of the most common phrases that statists use in their arguments. As propaganda has a tendency to be repetitive, some of these phrases contain the same logical fallacies, and will therefore have similar refutations. As such, the phrases are ordered so that earlier rebuttals also apply to some later phrases.

Source: 25 Statist Propaganda Phrases (And How To Rebut Them) | Zero Hedge

War crimes

The CIA did not employ adequately trained and vetted personnel. The CIA deployed individuals without relevant training or experience. CIA also deployed officers who had documented personal and professional problems of a serious nature—including histories of violence and abusive treatment of others—that should have called into question their employment, let alone their suitability to participate in the sensitive CIA program.

Source: Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes – Salon.com

The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes

As the Senate Armed Services Committee Report on torture (released over five years ago, in far less redacted form than tomorrow’s summary will be) makes clear, the Bush regime embraced torture not for “intelligence” but for “exploitation.” In December 2001, when DOD first started searching for what would become torture, it was explicitly looking for “exploitation.”

Source: Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes – Salon.com

The United States Has More Military Bases Than Any Other Empire in History

The Evil Empire

“As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize—or do not want to recognize—that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet.”

Source: The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People, Nation, or Empire in History | The Nation