This link demonstrates very well the complete absurdity of allowing the miniscule few to control and frighten the many. We are the enormous flock of sheep that allow ourselves to be corralled by the lone sheep dog and his owner. “Authority” is a mirage conjured in the minds of the slaves to the benefit of the sociopathic rulers. It is the most effective way to govern a people since its belief requires the utter abandonment of liberty, self-ownership, and reason. A free and critical thinking populace is diametrically opposed to the health of “government”. Ignorance is the health of “government”, for at its core “government” is nothing but a group of mentally ill twisted old men with aspirations of global domination. These types of people contribute nothing useful to society but misery, suffering, and exploitation. Pull back the curtain and their quintessence is revealed for all to see and ridicule.
If any man’s money can be taken by a so-called government, without his own personal consent, all his other rights are taken with it; for with his money the government can, and will, hire soldiers to stand over him, compel him to submit to his arbitrary will, and kill him if he resists.”
Their power is your subservience. Their authority is your obedience. To an enlightened and empowered group their “laws” are nothing but hollow threats and empty commands enforced by the barrel of a gun. Their number is small and insignificant. Why do we continue giving them attention and power? The elephant does not stop in its tracks according to the whims of an ant. The Milky Way galaxy does not change its swirling motions by the caprices of a pale blue dot drifting in the void occupying an inconsequential position as 3rd rock from a middle aged star among billions of other undiscovered stars. Why do we continue to give these madmen power that, in an age of humans seized by reason and logic would immediately put them to work or banish them to their rightful place, the asylum? In nature it is understandable that the throng may be frightened by the occasional predator due to herd mentality and instinct. However amongst a throng of human beings each endowed with reason and logic, the devolution to herd mentality is contemptible, reprehensible, and thoroughly dangerous. Few other cases of intellectual dereliction have resulted in so many historical atrocities, mass murders, and genocidal events.
There is nothing that the State currently provides through theft and coercion that free human beings cannot provide at a lower cost and higher quality through voluntary interaction in the marketplace.”
Wow! Larken Rose delivers another powerful argument for the free market in this enlightening 16-minute video in which he explains the definition of the term “free market” and how it is amazingly capable of adapting and surviving in any situation, even in a setting with the most stringent of rules loss of privacy, constant surveillance, and oppressive regulations, such as a prison. The “free market” is simply what results when free human beings are able to enter into voluntary exchange without government interference. It is not something magical or ethereal. This should be a wakeup call for any Statist who distrusts the “free market” when it comes to solving the everyday problems human beings encounter during voluntary trade.
Prison – no property, free health care, free education, no classism, 100% redistribution of wealth, free board, free food, work when you want, state manages everything – a perfect progressive utopia.”
Today the truly free market is also known as the black market. For only in such an underground environment can meaningful and mutually beneficial trade exist. State interference in the matter only serves to poison and adulterate what would otherwise be a transaction in which both parties walk away richer. Some people deride the black market by saying “That’s where the crime is! It’s dangerous!” However one must keep in mind the origin of these dangerous conditions, which can only have come about through the suffocating regulations and “laws” violently imposed by the State. This phenomenon has occurred during the alcohol prohibition of the 1920s as well as during the current War on Drugs. Every time “government” chooses to arbitrarily ban a substance, mushroom, leaf, flower, or particular human behavior (i.e. prostitution) its antithetical black market is immediately created, as now the conditions are ripe for lucrative underground businesses headed by bold groups or individuals who are willing to brave the danger of operating in a criminal environment. The rescindment of these “laws” immediately neutralizes these attractive incentives for the bold and the concomitant black market is annihilated.
Why not just cut out the Middle Man (the government) and commit the crimes yourself to get what you are “entitled”.”
Wonderful! Here Larken Rose clearly demonstrates the inherent immorality in the democratic concept of electing anything by majority rule and coercively applying that ruling across the board to all the inhabitants of a nation State. Centrally planned monopolies don’t work in education, retirement services, military, the monetary system etc. They all fail miserably because human free will can never be predicted by any centrally planned agency, not that “government” has any desire to satisfy every human desire. Once a monopoly is established and supported by the guns of “government” prices soar, competition is eliminated, resource wastefulness abounds, and quality plummets. The process is quite predictable as any inhabitant of a previous Communist or Socialist society can attest to. If Cuba is such a “worker’s paradise” why do people from the other Caribbean islands risk life and limb to take a boat 200 miles to Florida rather than travel 50 miles to Cuba? Why do you never hear of people illegally crossing the border into North Korea?
The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.”
Ludwig Von Mises
Excellent! This video indisputably explains in no uncertain terms the Voluntary Anarchy philosophy of liberty, self-ownership, and the non-aggression principle. It is a moral and ethical belief system we all unknowingly subscribe to when we are with our family, friends, and when we do business with others. Why then is it such a stretch to believe that it should be applied to the whole of humanity? The political process does not provide legitimacy to violate natural law with the delegation of crimes such as theft, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, or murder to “politicians” who do so under the guise of “government”. It may be difficult to believe but “politicians” are flesh and blood human beings as well and as such are subjected to the same moral and ethical principles we are all subjected to. That they imagine themselves to have moral “authority” to rule over us should be no justification for the multitudinous crimes they daily commit.
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.”
A “politician” cannot break into his neighbor’s house and demand $100 as that would be an obvious violation of one’s property rights and constitute theft, even if he were to assert that he will use that currency for his sick grandmother. However if that same “politician” were to use the “legal process” to pass a “law” forcing everyone to pay $100 and call it taxation it becomes acceptable and morally correct. Furthermore if someone decides he doesn’t want his currency stolen by “government” he is called a “tax cheat” by his fellow man or is found guilty by the monopolistic court system of the victimless crime known as tax evasion and thrown into a cage. Does anyone see the inherent immorality in this process? At which point did this action switch from contemptible theft of property to socially acceptable taxation?
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.”
The word “law” is deceptive. It implies something undisputable, universal, and self-evident. This is true with laws of mathematics, physics, gravity etc. These laws may not be changed regardless of any tyrannical dictate. No one would take seriously a professor of mathematics who proclaims “In my classroom 2 + 2 = 5!” On the contrary he would be laughed at, ridiculed, and fired from his post! Upon closer examination we discover that this is not so with respect to “government” wherein “politicians” frequently bend and pervert Natural Law to conform to their political agenda however heinous that may be. Murder is murder if it is done by oneself or delegated to a “politician” in times of war, in which case a murdered military slave is described as having “died for his country”.
No one has a right to food, water, shelter, money, or love if he must obtain it at the expense of the owner. Medical care is no more a right than these. Man rightfully obtains goods and services by producing them from nature or by voluntary exchange with others. Man may exchange goods, services, and emotional values, but he must trade to obtain them. Otherwise he is a thief acting against human existence.”
Charles W. Johnson, The Freeman [April 1969]
Elaborate pomp and fancy rituals do not justify any violation of natural law regardless of the nice looking hats of our “rulers” or the regal robes of our “judges” or the impressive uniforms and shiny badges of our “law enforcement”. Do not be fooled by the distracting flowing gowns and ornate ceremonies, they do not alter the fundamental nature of ethics and morality with their “legislative process” or due process of “law” or “taxation”. Pull aside the curtain and unplug yourself to recognize the vicious beast for what it is.
Even the richest person, provided the riches comes from mutually beneficial exchange, does not need to give anything ‘back’ to the community, because this person took nothing out of the community. Indeed, the reverse is true: enterprises give to the community. Their owners take huge risks, and front the money for investment, precisely with the goal of serving others. Their riches are signs that they have achieved their aims.”
You are the sole owner of your body and mind. You are entitled to personal liberty and all that it brings. Anyone intent on violating your sovereign inalienable rights should be met with justified force in accordance with a reasonable defense of self from “government”. To those who say “If you don’t like our country why don’t you leave!” I would respond by saying “Being born on a particular piece of dirt known as a ‘country’ and under the ‘authority’ of the resident gang does not make me a slave subject to its commands.” It is not the duty of the individual to prove the existence of his sovereign rights but rather the duty of “government” and its “politicians” to prove their moral right to rule. When it is realized that no man can violently impose his will on another without violating some form of Natural Law then it must be concluded that “government” has no authority, power, or legitimacy. Their right to rule is based on manipulation and deceit. Their power lies solely in the belief of the people that they have power. Remove that belief and the entire charade is exposed to the merciless elements of logic and reason.
It is incorrect to think of liberty as synonymous with unrestrained action. Liberty does not and cannot include any action, regardless of sponsorship, which lessens the liberty of a single human being. To argue contrarily is to claim that liberty can be composed of liberty negations, patently absurd. Unrestraint carried to the point of impairing the liberty of others is the exercise of license, not liberty. To minimize the exercise of license is to maximize the area of liberty. Ideally, government would restrain license, not indulge in it; make it difficult, not easy; disgraceful, not popular. A government that does otherwise is licentious, not liberal.”
Leonard E. Read
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
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