“I don’t disagree that college is a waste I’m just saying that for the people who do try to use this piece of crap product that we call college, even though it is terrible, they paid for it, either directly or indirectly with debt from loans or just time in general. So for those people to expect the product to work and blame the manufacturer when it doesn’t work seems reasonable.”
This logic doesn’t necessarily make sense to me. Regardless if the product works or not, the consumer has been persuaded by the advertisement and purchased it. What he does with it after the fact is of no concern to the manufacturer. Whether he burns his degree to a cinder, tries to get a job and fails miserably, or succeeds in becoming the CEO of a Fortune 500 company that is not the result of that product but rather of the person’s perseverance and fortitude. I wouldn’t give any university/college that much credit. By purchasing the product the consumer has placed his complete trust in the product, whatever it is.
Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.”
Another way to look at it is one of voluntaryism. The consumer was not coerced in any way to buy the product but rather willingly purchased his piece of crap education, therefore if he was not previously informed enough as to the limitations of his education that is his problem not the college/university. The manufacturer of any product, although expected to provide a high quality product by the marketplace, can never really be held accountable to its products as long as they were willingly purchased by the public, which they usually are. I suppose an exception to that would be if the manufacturer offers a guarantee that the product will provide a particular function for a particular amount of time, after which the manufacturer is again not liable for the performance of the product. No manufacturer can be blamed for the ignorance of the consumer.
You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.”
If a product is deemed to be faulty for any reason, the correct path, in my opinion, is to talk about it, blog about it, in short to alert one’s friends and family to not purchase anymore products from that particular business due to its faulty products. I assure you, no business can withstand such a painful blow to its reputation especially when it is widespread. The beauty of the Internet has made searching for complaints of a particular company so much easier with sites like Angie’s list. It must respond either by correcting the deficiencies in its product and thereafter generating more revenue or go bankrupt. This is the ruthless climate of being self-employed in the free market.
The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda – a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make ‘good’ citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.”
If you see something that I don’t please let me know. To me this is how the free market should work independent of all “government” intervention. In reality “government” intervention perverts this clean self regulating mechanism.
The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions.”
Yes I understand the idyllic nature of controlled experiments. Unfortunately we don’t live in a sterile controlled laboratory and so cannot realistically perform such experiments in many fields that affect human behavior. As I see it, the best we, as rationally discerning human beings, can expect is to study history in its raw uncensored form, identify trends/patterns, and apply logic as best we can. I’m not saying this process of deduction is infallible; simply that it is only recourse we have to make informed decisions. In the absence of controlled experiments it is the best we’ve got.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.”
Amidst all of my research I always try to maintain my humility. That being said I will not reject the possibility of new information as well as the opportunity to help those around me if I deem that information may be of some service to them. Humility has its place in situations of propriety; however in others when the well being of close friends may be imperiled it becomes a genuine hindrance.
The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.”
Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President
The “complicated events” you speak of are, in my humble opinion, not complicated at all. They are simply events that have not been presented in such a lucid manner as to render it easily comprehensible to a child. There is no such thing as something too “complicated” for one to understand. This is a wretched admittance of one’s own inadequacy that should not be conveyed to others. I have explained, to the best of my ability, the Mandrake Mechanism, Quantitative Easing, The Federal Reserve, Central Banking, Price/Stealth/Absolute Inflation, Fractional Reserve Lending, the role of Precious Metals in a society, the reason for their banishment etc to many patients, including young teenagers, who I would not consider geniuses or people with high IQs. All of them seemed quite surprised and quite grateful to discover that this is neither elusive nor secretive information privy to only a select few. Rather financial education is something that is palpably lacking in our government education. I do not believe this to be a coincidence.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Yes I do emphatically believe with all my heart that unfettered free enterprise is best. I have read the link provided and it immediately transports me back to my history class in my middle/high government school. I understood this clearly as I absorbed the pro-government propaganda laid out by my teachers unquestionably. What hope does a tender impressionable young mind have against legions of authoritative teachers with their coercive curriculums? This is teaching by violent force. This is not the way my children will learn. You can be sure of that.
History is a matter of perspective. While I cannot assert that the history I learned outside of school to be completely objective, I can say there is enormous value in learning history from many differing frames of reference in order to gain a more balanced approach. One must take care where the source originates and who benefits from the telling of history in a particular way. Would we not procure contrasting viewpoints of history told by the slaves or the masters? Conqueror or the conquered? Husbands or the wives? Doctors or the patients? Rulers or the subjects? Parents or the children? Schoolmaster or the pupils? Debtors or creditors?
The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”
John Kenneth Galbraith, US economist, public official, and diplomat
This link points to the over-simplified Disney explanation of the history of our country as it is taught ad nauseum in our government schools. To the best of my knowledge it expounds, please correct me if I am wrong, that government (good) is the white knight that comes to rescue the disenfranchised and under-privileged citizenry from big corporation (bad) who exploits the people for every ounce of their labor for a dreadful pittance. That without our valiant government we all would be working since childhood for 2 dollars an hour for 16 hours a day without bathroom breaks, vacations, or holidays for the rest of our lives until our miserable deaths. Oh and also without the wonderful free government healthcare we would all be incessantly sick and walking over dead bodies on the way to our slave labor at the hands of big fat men with bags of money. This is the drivel I have been force fed since my induction into government education and I refuse to accept any more of it. From now on I am seeking alternative vantage points for my intellectual stimulation. Just as Teddy Roosevelt in this over-simplified article proclaims “No man, no matter how powerful, was above the law.” From which celestial power does this flesh and blood mortal get the authority to determine which business should succeed and which should fail? I assert none, just like the rest of us. Only the free market, open exchange, and the immutable laws of supply and demand have the power to determine the success or failure of any business. No government or despot possesses this wisdom no matter how well intentioned.
A law is an opinion with a gun.”
Is it any surprise that when one attends US government schools the common narrative spewed is pro- US government history? I don’t think so. Our federal government, self-proclaimed to be the destroyer of monopolistic trusts, is itself the largest monopoly of force and coercion in the land. There is nothing benevolent or gentle about the federal government in its nature or method of action. It does not produce any valuable good or service from which is voluntarily purchased by the people. Voluntary is the key word. If something is forced and not offered voluntarily, this is the fundamental reason why the very essence of government is inhumane, immoral, and wicked. All edicts and decrees issued forth are forced upon the people from the barrel of a gun or by threat of imprisonment or fine. This is not the definition of a civilized society. With slight variations this is the definition of Fascism, Communism, Totalitarianism, Oligarchy, Monarchy, Aristocracy, Kleptocracy etc. Virtually any form of government one can conceive of is the antithesis of Agorism, Voluntaryism, Anarcho-Capitalism, Free Market etc. The name is irrelevant. The principle is what counts and that principle is the Non-Aggression principle. This asserts that anything is possible except those actions which transgress on the freedom and sovereign rights of another.
The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
As of January 1, 2014 it is now banned for all US companies to manufacture or import 60 and 40 watt incandescent bulbs. At first it started with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 wherein they banned 120, 100, and 80 watt bulbs. Now as of January 1, 2014 they are banning the 60 and 40 watt bulbs. Many people are stockpiling them as a result! This whole thing was brought to my attention only about a week ago! The government is trying to force everyone to use CFL, Compact Fluorescent Light, bulbs which contain the toxic mercury gas or the very expensive LED, Light Emitting Diode, bulbs which only about 7 years ago were $70-$80 per bulb! The proposition is that the more people buy the LEDs, the lower the price will go. Admittedly their price has been dropping as they are now about $12 per bulb. However to a cash strapped middle class amidst a holographic “economic recovery”, soaring joblessness, homelessness, poverty, welfare, and food stamps along with a rapidly depreciating fiat paper trash monetary system; forking over extra hard earned currency to invest in so called “greener technology” so that eventually the price will go down is a formidable task indeed.
There is nothing that the State currently provides through theft and coercion that free human being cannot provide at a lower cost and higher quality through voluntary interaction in the marketplace.”
The name of the law is a classic example of Doublespeak! It is quite easy to gage the true intention of any law given the rosy terminology by interpreting what the exact opposite of the name suggests. Being a lying thief, posing as a politician, it is quite easy to pass “laws” that mandate this or that for the “good of the people” when the real life repercussions are never felt by the “public servants” themselves. This is the hubris of Statism at its peak. The will of the people and the will of the free markets can never be predicted by any law just like the importance of a particular species in nature can never be fully appreciated until its subsequent removal from the food chain, at which time the effects become painfully obvious to any sentient human being.
Government is the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: I, the government, am the people.’ Everything government says is a lie, and everything government has it has stolen.”
Any law that forbids a particular human action, human desire, or, in this case, a very useful human invention from use will inevitably distort the free market and mutate yet another aspect thriving voluntary field of business into an ugly black market. It does nothing to appreciably curb the initial human desire or manufacture of said product. On the contrary, it often heightens, through the black market, its use and abuse to the point of creating more criminals, poverty, and violence. The violence of laws, regulations, and mandates do nothing but cause more violence, crime, and poverty. Creativity is not stimulated by the barrel of a gun.
Politicians are propaganda, the people with guns are the enforcers and the media is the enthusiastic lapdog who enables the entire behavior and acts as the verbal abuser against those who deviate from nodding their heads at the vast statues of evil that we inherited.”
I place this incandescent light bulb ban in the same category, albeit on a lesser scale, as the arbitrary prohibition of certain leaves, flowers, concentrated hallucinogenic powders etc, the prohibition of employers from paying their employees less than minimum wage, and gun control. These “laws” unnecessarily increase entropy in society by their meddling and intervening with the free and voluntary trade between peaceful individuals. They are the formation of daisy chains of side effects for which further intervention is needed at each subsequent interval. There is no end and tyranny is the inescapable conclusion to an ever expansive “government”, unless there is a mass awakening and the people realize and reclaim their sovereign power.
The problem with the state isn’t a bad politician here or there. It’s not just the Republicans. It’s not just the Democrats. (It’s not limited to any party in any country.) The problem is the state. It creates opportunities for plunder and abuse that are enormously attractive to anyone with the potential capacity to use it to exploit others.”
Gary Chartier, Conscience of an anarchist
Belief in “government” is like belief in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny. It is just as illusory and just as irrational. Although belief in “government” differs from the others in that, since it has all the guns due to its monopoly on force, it always results in more human misery, poverty, suffering, torture, imprisonment, and murder of our fellow man. Therefore it is important that we understand its egregious effects and stop believing the fairy politicians will save us from our collective sins with their authoritarian solutions. A murderous thief who dons a $5000 suit, speaks with sophomoric rhetoric, is cheered on by the masses, and is surrounded by elaborate pomp and ceremony is still a murderous thief nevertheless. To recognize him as something other than that is a fundamental denial of our faculties of reason and logic which would render us something other than a human being. Take off the rose colored glasses and unplug yourself!
Free will is not predictable by a central planning agency.”
Since the general civilization of mankind I believe there are more abridgments of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment by those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
Here is a stunning 4-minute expose by James Corbett on the glaring inconsistencies of the official government report of the JFK assassination. This is a timely video as we recently passed the 50th anniversary of the event that happened on November 22, 1963. Why do we idolize and enshrine the life of a deceased murderous President of the USSA living in the lap of luxury at the direct expense of extorted taxpayer currency? Why are the lives of the little people worth so much less such as that of a struggling college student drowning in student loan debt, or a single mother working two jobs struggling to pay her bills and feed her kids, or a retired elderly person seeking to enjoy his/her golden years on a fixed income amidst furious government deficit spending, currency printing and currency devaluation, or a disillusioned veteran who returns home emotional scarred from murdering innocent people overseas at the whims of despots and Central Bankers at home?
Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.”
Our overlords do not have any more power over us than the power we directly give them. Our form of government is as ephemeral and impermanent as the air we breathe in and out. Withdrawal of participatory consent is a powerful strategy that we can all do and it requires no violent overthrow, revolution, or coup. Cash cows who refuse to be milked for their labor and industry cannot be forced to produce. Of all the great technological and scientific advancements that we so attribute to the great blob that has become of the 20th century militaristic superpower we call the USA, none of them has ever originated from oppressive government bureaucrats. No society of peace has ever come about through the use of force, violence, and coercive laws that lie at the heart of all formal government institutions. Do not vote to propagate this system of violence. Recognize that we are all individuals and entitled to our own intrinsic rights and are not bound by any Constitution. Constitutions are, after all, simply pieces of paper that have been arbitrarily written and can, just as well, be arbitrarily discarded and disposed of. Just as Federal Reserve Notes are fundamentally worthless without our consent and participation as to their use; so too is government fundamentally powerless without our consent and participation in its wretched propagation.
Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything — you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”
Robert A. Heinlein.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
Henry David Thoreau
We do not have American problems, Hispanic problems, Jewish problems, Black problems, Women’s problems, Gay problems, or Muslim problems! We have human problems because we are all humans and subject to the same Natural Laws! We must stop this labeling, name calling, and arbitrary divisive segregation of people! We all want the best future for our kids, do not wish to steal from our neighbor, and just try to survive the week by working hard. We all have the capacity to feel love, compassion and kindness. This is what unites us despite the many efforts by the State and lamestream media to divide us. The shackles that sustain our bondage are primarily mental and therefore only require a shift of consciousness to dissolve.
Wow! Witness this powerful 8-minute video of a mountain man, who was arrested and charged with fishing without a license, defend himself with eloquence and demolish all the judge’s apparent credibility as a public official. He proudly states “I am the living man, protected by natural law. You are trying to create a fictitious fraudulent action. Do not tell me to shut up! I am the living natural man, and my voice will be heard!” When the judge asked how he will plead he proudly proclaimed “I never plead, animals plead, sounds like baaa, oink oink.” If we allow our masters to rule over us by citing the fraudulent and unjust laws they concoct we will see the process of how parasites growing in size slowly kills the host. We are in control of our own destinies!
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
Please check out this wonderful animated 14-minute video clearly illustrating the futility in being a wise and benevolent ruler. Any ruler, even a philosopher king, will always have the unintended effects of hurting his/her subjects in one way or another. Voluntary Anarchy is the only way towards a peaceful existence. No government founded on violence and coercion can ever truly achieve lasting peace and prosperity.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Paper constitutions have the same long-term value as paper money; also, like paper money, they lend a false sense of security to the holder. What constitution has ever kept the government from rewriting or discarding it throughout history? Just look at Latin America and Europe: one could make a bonfire with the constitutions they have gone through in the last 500 years.”
In this 16-minute video Stefan Molyneux delivers a powerhouse argument for the destructive nature that government has had all throughout humanity. Our so called government institutions are merely factory farms raising human livestock for milking and subsequent slaughter when no longer necessary. When it seems physical slavery has been alleviated it has been replaced by economic slavery, or an enslavement of the mind, a most insidious form that is without physical chains. We are moving not towards free-dom but towards becoming free-range chattel. The difference is clear.
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.” William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States
There is no need for a revolution since the problem is not government but rather the belief in government. Just like when one discovers that there is no Santa Claus, one does not embark on a crusade to abolish Santa Claus but rather simply stops believing in him; so too must we collectively stop believing in the State and it will automatically cease to exist and cease to have any power over us.
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.”
It was not Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, or Mao Zedong that committed the horrid atrocities we read about in the history books. They were committed by those who blindly obeyed and believed in their moral right to rule. Without the support of a willing people these sociopaths are merely madmen shouting their threats and commands in solitary confinement.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.”
Leonardo Da Vinci
I love it when people say to me “In that country they have ‘free’ healthcare for their citizens. Why don’t we have that here?” Do they ever wonder how real goods and services can ever be “free” in the real world? Some people are too blindly enamored by this amorphous entity known as “government” and that it somehow has the capacity to save us from our many sins so long as we just give up as much of our extorted money as possible. Many Statists fall into this socialistic trap every time they talk of the European countries who are themselves drowning in debt as well.
The ‘anarchist/voluntarist’ point of view is that government is an irrational concept, which boils down to people telling other people what to do at the point of a gun, or using the circular logic that their code applies because their code says so.”
I challenge you to an interesting thought experiment. Type in the Google search box “government subsidy (any large mega corporation)” Regardless of what mega corporation you type in, you will find reams of articles on how the US has poured billions of dollars of tax payer money to artificially propping them up. It is not a level playing field! The government clearly plays favorites through these taxpayer funded bailouts, subsidies, grants etc. on a frequent basis. That’s the last thing you will see on the news. How can the small business owner compete with such blatant governmental favoritism? Get rid of the State and you will see such enormous monstrosities immediately collapse under the weight of their own inefficiency. I assert that monopolies and cartels cannot exist without the support of State funds and the protection of State laws passed through the bribery of lobbying and campaign contributions.
To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”
For someone to claim that monopolies who run rampant among the business world if it were not for the valiant efforts by the State to curtail it, is equivalent to one claiming a particular predator would multiply incessantly in Nature, devouring all available prey if it were not for a central authority of control monitoring the predator/prey ratio that naturally exists. True these ratios experience minor fluctuations but they must always revert back to a standard medium or homeostasis. If, perchance, this situation would come about in Nature, not only would it wipe out all the prey that a particular predator feeds upon, but, through a lack of prey, this would lead to an immediate collapse of the “monopoly” of predators that will abound. The massive die off of excessive predators and the resultant flourishing of prey would re-establish the homeostasis once again. Of course this phenomenon is nonsense, as we can all clearly understand in Nature. Why does this become an extraordinarily dense concept to comprehend when it is applied to the business world of finances and economics?
The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
The boldness of the State to fund these mega corporations is limitless. Essentially what they are doing is arbitrarily deciding which business should thrive and which should collapse. I would assume this decision would be made on the grounds of self-preservation and self-interest of the State. The corporations chosen to benefit the State the most will be showered with subsidies, tax breaks, favorable legislation, and bailouts at the direct expense of the taxpayer, small business owner, and all savers. The collusion of the State and the mega corporations/large financial institutions it supports is wretched to its core! Capitalism is not to blame. It is because of the mutant crony capitalism today that people have grown to feel intense hatred for the essence of true Capitalism, which is fundamentally just the voluntary exchange of goods and services for other goods and services completely divorced from all governmental intervention. More aptly put, it is voluntary anarchy or Anarcho-Capitalism.
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.”
Opt out of the system in any way you can. Tell your friends, family, and anyone you hold to be most dear to do the same. Write about it on your social media sites, post blogs about it, and speak it from the mountaintops! No longer must we live in trembling fear of what our oppressors might do to us! Live your own life and claim your individual sovereignty in every sense of the phrase. We are not subjects to be monitored, economic slaves to be milked, chattel to be claimed, or sheep to be herded according to the capricious whims of merciless overlords. Renounce the legitimacy of the State and it will cease to have power. Its authority is primarily derived from consent and acquiescence of the governed. We are its milk and honey, the nourishment for its propagation. Remove the nourishment and its illusory essence is exposed and naked. The notion that humanity needs the State in order to function and live peaceably is one of the oldest and most dangerous of superstitious lies that have been faithfully passed down throughout the generations as if being a proud family heirloom. The extent that this putrid ill begotten bastard notion has poisoned the human psyche is tragic and reprehensible and fundamentally indicative of the ease of manipulating the masses into docile submission.
Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty.”
You say you are happy and do not wish to “stir the pot”? I ask you, how many sovereign rights will you allow them to fraudulently take from you before you say “No more! I am a sovereign human being with sovereign inalienable rights and they are not for the taking!”? Assume the self-respect and dignity necessary before this task slips from the improbable to the impossible.
The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.”
We must protest everything “compulsory” regarding government which includes education, healthcare, taxation etc. We must de-legitimize and nullify its power! It has no power! We give it all the power! It is a hollow entity that does not exist in its own right. We can destroy it and free ourselves anytime we wish. However first in order to do so we must understand the nature of our own slavery.
The limitation of tyrants is the endurance of those they oppose.”
Here is an excellent John Stossel 11-minute piece on, what’s known as, the “Tragedy of the Commons”. This dictates that a public property will necessarily plunge into decay and be subjected to massive societal exploitation due to its public nature and that private property will always be superior in quality, efficiency, and beauty for the very reason that the owner has an incentive to keep it so. The unfounded principle that sharing produces abundance is finely illustrated in the fact that the Pilgrims through the “Tragedy of the Commons” concept almost starved to death and that the only abundance that was produced, wherefrom the sharing with the Natives story originated, came from the private stewardship of the land.
Noncooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good.”
In one way socialism does exist in the basic family structure. We all work for the common good of those we love in our household. This is only natural. However when central planners strive to force this sentiment to larger proportions, such as to society as a whole, fundamental flaws begin to abound. This socialistic relationship is not at the expense of respecting the sovereign inalienable rights to self and property of each family member.
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.”
The whole point of Voluntary Anarchy is that we are all Sovereign individual born with certain inalienable rights that no government can give to us through any piece of paper, such as the Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, nor can any government take them away. To assert that human made laws and statutes can produce any semblance of peace or prosperity is the same as saying “Nature requires laws made by man to function or else all ecosystems will collapse.” To live in a society devoid of the formal institution, known as the State, we have come to believe is necessary is frightening only because through tradition and government indoctrination camps known as public schools they incessantly drill into young impressionistic minds the Statist view. Even Democracy is flawed through and through, unable to be remedied by any noble minded ruler or philosopher king. This is primarily due to the fact that any government, including our beloved democratic government, is not a producing sector of society. Rather it procures it’s sustenance through the systematic pillaging of the fruits of other people’s labor and thrift. It is a parasite on the back of humanity, which without us will simply wither away and die. We can most certainly prosper and thrive without the State. The State is entirely dependent on us. Production always precedes predation therefore criminal gangs, known as government, are the parasites that have historically attached themselves to productive societies in order to suck and drain them dry of their prosperity.
The times call for courage. The times call for hard work. But if the demands are high, it is because the stakes are even higher. They are nothing less than the future of human liberty, which means the future of civilization.”
No government on Earth composed of a small elite group of imperfect human beings can ever hope to “rule justly” over the throng. Why do we continue to delude ourselves that if only we elect the correct sociopath everything will improve for us, justice will rain on the land, and there will be peace for all? Expecting those that rule us to solve all our problems is the proverbial carrot dangling in front of us that, as long as we maintain this delusion, will always elude us. I do not believe there is such a thing as an incorruptible government. It is a contradiction in terms.
Sending in good men to reform the State is like sending virgins to reform a whorehouse.” Anonymous
Obama is currently seeking a 3rd a third term that would be unconstitutional according to, the US Constitution, the ancient piece of magical paper on which is formed the basis of our “representative government”. This is just another example of the complete disregard and utter contempt our “elected” politicians hold for their subjects. In the end they will do what they please and their limits will be dictated by what the people, through their collective ignorance, allow them to do. This clearly demonstrates the absurdity of such notions as “elected representatives”, “representative democracy”, and “public servants” as serving the will of the people. The master can never become servant to the slave, for if he does he is clearly no longer the master, but an equal. Giving god-like power to any one person or small group of people will immediately invite corruption, abuse, exploitation, and inevitable murder of the masses as that power is steadily increased to the point of totalitarianism if assassination or overthrow of the regime does not come first.
There comes a time when a moral man can’t obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust.”
Martin Luther King
It is the duty of the State to fabricate its own demand. It is a self licking ice cream cone. It employs the circular and thoroughly illogical argument that we should obey the law because the law is written as such. Once this is realized the illusion is revealed for what it is, an old man behind the scenes pulling the strings from which emerges smoke and flashing lights that do nothing in the real world but strive to inspire fear and intimidation in the hearts of men. Only children are afraid of ghosts in the closet and monsters under the bed, so why does this fallacy persist? What does that say about the mental state of adult Statists?
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
Here is an excellent 5-minute video blowing the myth of the evils of sweatshops right out of the water! The argument here is similar to that of why the minimum wage law produces more unemployment, layoffs, crime, and violence. Sweatshops, although largely reviled by society, provide significant employment opportunities to lower skilled workers who would not otherwise be able to earn a wage due to prevailing unjust laws. Although many of these sweatshops function illegally in the sense that they pay their workers lower than the State mandated minimum wage, they nevertheless provide options for the poor of a given nation State that would not otherwise have been available. Getting paid below minimum wage is better than not getting paid at all. Also it must be emphasized that the relationship between the employee and the sweatshop employer is voluntary and mutually beneficial. The employee of a sweatshop is not forced to work there in any sense. On the contrary such employees choose to work there after reaching the conclusion that it is best choice amongst lesser options. Therefore in a very real sense sweatshops do much to lift a given population out of abject poverty and help them to provide for themselves. Oppressive legislation and regulation would only function to hamper such positive benefits. Please let us change this biased vernacular that obviously skews their significant aspects to any listener who is not so initially acquainted.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”
Please enjoy this wonderfully satirical but entirely accurate 3-minute video on equating the absurdity of “Without government who will build the roads?” to “Without slavery who will pick the cotton?” Just because we have been exploited, pillaged, abused, molested, and robbed by government for centuries still does not make it right or just. It simply illustrates how painfully complacent the people become when their true intellectual faculties have been relaxed to the point of atrophy. Is it such a radical assertion that people should not have a portion of their wealth systematically stolen, be entitled to self-ownership, and be responsible for their own lives? One who disagrees with this should thoroughly examine the socialistic idealism one harbors in the artificial institution of a perfect utopia.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
“When in the course of human history, it becomes time to free oneself from governmental tyranny, it is necessary to state the reasons for such liberation.
1) All taxation is theft and a violation of individual rights and self-ownership.
2) All laws are tools of enslavement designed to keep us in a mental prison.
3) Voting is a joke and gives no authority for one person or group of people to rule another group.
4) Statism, like all religions, is about submission to authority, not the elevation of one’s own value as a human being.
5) Violence is a barbaric way to control people and should only be used in self-defense.
We are not sheep to be corralled, prodded, and slaughtered. We are free human beings with the rights to self-ownership, self-determination, and self-respect. We declare that we are the owners of this planet and shall treat it and each other with respect and love.
No more wars, no more disease, no more death, no more hatred. Only peace and voluntary cooperation. Amen.”