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All Government Is Evil

All Government Is Evil

All Government Is Evil

“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 placed 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.”

General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, translated by John Beverly Robinson (London: Freedom Press, 1923), pp. 293-294.” 

~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The weak-minded cattle called the general population accept government as their god, observe all of its bogus laws, support its worldwide murders, use it to steal from their neighbors, worship its hired killers even while in so-called religious houses on Sunday, vote in fraudulent elections meant to give power to those who rule over them, and call these elected criminals representatives while ignoring their nefarious deeds; never taking responsibility for the evil they commit in the name of that same population. This is today’s America, and this is the result of a national religion that worships the State.

There is no such thing as “representative government,” and there never has been such a system. That is a myth, and that myth was planted into the psyche of the common man long ago. The fantasy of representative government has been accepted and embraced by the sheep since the beginning, and voting has been the shameful tool used to fool the people into believing they have a say. Those that still cling to these ridiculous notions are seemingly lost in a vacuum of ignorance, and no longer attempt to break the chains of the slavery that binds them. Who among you has broken those chains, denounced the state, and has rebelled against the misplaced authority and tyranny that is now so obvious? Sadly, this is reserved for only the few that seek, accept, and embrace truth in this hostile environment.

Those of us that attempt to tell the truth, and to expose the lies of the state, strive to help free the masses from the servitude they accept without question. These mostly unaccepted and unappreciated attempts to help those who continually refuse to help themselves are frustrating, but are necessary in order to change this false worship. What is to be gained by attempting to convince those who act as subjects of the state, who continue to obey the state’s mandates, who continue to support state terrorism and murder, and who continue to call for others to be imprisoned if they defy the state’s fraudulent laws? When reason and logic have disappeared, when authority is voluntarily accepted, what incentive remains for those who want only the truth when they are faced with a populace that not only hides from the truth, but also shuns it at every level? The incentive is education so that freedom for all can be gained.

It is very important to understand that any and all respect for the illegitimate, violent, immoral, and corrupt nature of government is based on devotion to a religion of authoritarian rule by kings; those kings who expect to be worshiped and obeyed by the rest of humanity. This religion that demands the acceptance of a ruling class has to be pounded into the psyche over a long period of time in order for the flock to bow down to what is believed to be a higher power. This false reverence has been indoctrinated into the masses for thousands of years. Today, instead of one Supreme Being, ruler, or king, the supreme power is now an oligarchy of the few making up government. Even though there are controllers in hiding pulling the strings, the people at large continue to worship at the altar of government. In this modern age, government has become God, and therefore the religion of the people is the State.

So long as immoral behavior is accepted, so long as harm to others is supported, so long as the power of government is worshipped, no true freedom can exist. Being able to go on vacation, or drive to the store, or being allowed to hold a sign in the town square is not freedom. Freedom can only exist in an environment where moral behavior is universal. This can be in an isolated society or on a larger scale, but the underlying premise of freedom is continuous non-aggression. No force can ever be legitimate except for actual self-defense, so true freedom cannot be present so long as government is in place. Government is force–government is violence; therefore government demands slavery. Living under any government system requires slavery of the individual, and therefore the slavery of all.

The only system of real freedom under natural law is anarchy. Anarchy simply means without rulers or masters, and therefore without government. Living together without aggression, without force, and in harmony is the only way to be truly free. This requires that individuals take full responsibility for themselves and the reality of life, and instead of bowing to a government master, they bow to no one.

What does all this mean, and what is the solution to the bondage of man? Acceptance of the truth is paramount, and without that acceptance, no progress can be forthcoming. Currently, the human species is going backward, and continues to deteriorate at an accelerating pace. It is not just government or rulers that have caused our slavery; it is all of us allowing it to happen. The government is made up of people, not gods. The only way that government can act as kings is if the people allow it. It is up to each individual to quit lying to himself, and understand that allowing a system where slavery exists is no different than being the slave master. Indifference is a human flaw, and the unbridled apathy that exists today is a direct assault on the soul of man.

Natural Law is based on right and wrong, and is set in stone. There is right and there is wrong, and the two can never overlap. One of the major problems we face as a people is that many believe that right and wrong are dependent on time and space, on circumstance, or are interchangeable due to human desires. This thinking is the death knell of peaceful anarchy and freedom, and without a collective acceptance of this truth, any society seeking freedom is doomed.

It may be useful to put this into perspective so that no confusion is evident. Government is a cult. All the people that participate in government are the cult priests, and all those who accept government, and live its by rules and vote in its elections, are the cult followers. In other words, government is the church, and the people that accept government are the congregation. This is the American religion. It should be abolished!

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Murder in the Name of the State

Murder in the Name of the State

We’re always at war somewhere, no matter what we call it. The politically powerful start wars of aggression and call aggression defense. 

Politicians lie.

All those who benefit from agreeing with the politicians lie.

Some politicians disagree with other politicians. They lie too. They may lie on the same topic or different ones. 

Candidates seek their own turn at power over others. The Me Next Politicians do not seek to end our role as slaves, serfs, and soldiers. They seek to start their reign.

Let me share an article by Gary D. Barnett. Is he a truth teller against storms of lies about war?  

Note – It is easier to read short paragraphs than long ones. People are more likely to read an entire article if it’s easier to read, I break up long paragraphs. I may include bolds, italics, make lists into bullets, create subheads, and more. 

It is not my intent to alter the ideas in any way. I seek to help readers finish reading the article in less time with better recall. 

I apologize if I fail in any way to those who prefer school teacher approved writing. I ain’t very good at that…


A problem I share with other authors on political insanity is a tendency to rant. Ranting can be fun and therapeutic but I suspect it is ultimately counter-productive. That is a job for Free Markets to sort out.  

My next sin is to expound ideas that are about making government less evil. 

There are NO such possibilities in the long run. The only solution is Individual Freedom which we explore elsewhere. 

Governments are evil because:

The POO> (Power Over Others) Axiom”

Power Over Others Multiplies Corruption Times Stupidity Throughout the Whole Dang Thing from the Elite Down”

“stupid defined as not necessarily of low intelligence, but having an unwitting tendency towards self-destruction.” ~ Doug Casey

*“The POO> Axiom” (Power Over Others) is a summarized paraphrase of warnings from Lord Acton, Ric Maybury, Robert Cialdini, and Doug Casey… See our POO> Page 

Most ideas – to protect us from political power over others – have already been disproved. They don’t work. Political insanity rages on.

Barnett rants about cowards promoting wars. He proposes sending them to battle first as an improvement. Perhaps… But would that be a cure?

Many tyrants fight in battle.

Some may not be willing to do the stupid things they want others to do.

Some are not cowards. They are tyrants. Does cowardice make a difference?

Some tyrants take pleasure in personally killing and destroying the property of others. 

Cowardice does not alter the immorality of war. Who cares if a tyrant is a coward or an outstanding example of personal bravery?

Genghis Kahn anyone? He and his descendants killed 20 to 40 million men, women, children, and infants. No one knows the number for sure. 

If Kahn was not a coward, does that make any difference?   

Our problem is war not cowardice.

When we get distracted from central issues by name calling and ideas to patch up true evil, we waste our opportunity to be more effective.   

My question is: which ideas below are too valuable to weaken with name calling and temporary patches? Do we allow evil to continue when we focus on the wrong issues?

To Protect and Serve Means Only to Maim, Murder, and Control: The Empire’s Lie That is National Security

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once.

Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” 

~ Albert Einstein–“Mein Weltbild (My World-view)”. Essay by Albert Einstein, 1931.

War is an act of murder at every level, and at every turn a criminal undertaking.

Aggressive war is simply killing without just cause, and every war begun as self-defense has turned quickly into aggression at the first moment possible, usually the first day. In the case of the United States, no war is or has ever been about real self-defense, meaning every war was aggressive and criminal murder.

The common people claim patriotism in order to hide from this truth, they claim national pride, which is nothing more than state worship, and they rally round the flag as if that could protect them from being complicit in the slaughter of innocents.

Those who support aggressive war are simply immoral fools.

When any government or political power structure is in place, there is only one option to avoid war, and that is that none submit to the lies of the state, and none participate in the killing of others on orders.

Those that would send the children of others to die in war should volunteer to die themselves, but they are the true cowards among us, and always hide in the shadows when the killing they caused begins.

They are only capable of handing out medals posthumously to the families of those they used as fodder for their own benefit and political agendas.

All in the Executive Branch, all in Congress, all in any fascist political partnerships that profit from war, and all those who claim false intelligence to stoke the fires of conflict, all these and more should be the first and only causalities of any war.

No man of worth has the right to ask others to die in his stead for the state.

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All war is immoral, illegitimate, and senseless, but due to government existence at every level, it is the lifeblood of the state.

The power of the state lies in its ability to control all of society, for without that control, society would take care of itself, and would have no need for rulers or wars.

But through fear, division, and greed, the people can be convinced to go along, and accept the lie that they are doing so voluntarily because they believe the absolute nonsense of “We the people.” This is the biggest lie of all.

No nation-state is valid, as all states tend to seek a hierarchal structure of power, specifically in the name of protecting the common man collectively with profoundly restrictive laws.

No free individual has need for such false protection. The beginning of this American experiment to create a powerful state was said to be about freedom of the individual, while all along, the hierarchy of power became more and more evident.

What started out as a few separate colonies quickly became separate states with a new ruling class, and then one nation-state was formed and centralized, with  allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. 

This progression was intended all along, and so the sought after tyrannical state came to fruition.

Today we live as slaves in a society with a ruling structure akin to a fascist oligarchy.

This is now a nation that is in constant war, and has become the largest and most murderous empire in the history of the world.

We are told every day that we are at great risk from dangerous threats from afar.

We are told that terrorists are out to get us all, and that we need to allow the government and its hired murderers in the military to prosecute war around the world.

We are told America is great, and that God is on our side.

We are told that we must pay taxes so that the war machine can grow and save us from these constant threats.

We are told to applaud and worship those that do the killing in our names.

We are told not to question the state’s motives, and not to expose the truths about these wars of aggression because that may cause dissent and harm our “national security.”

These are all lies. This is all propaganda. The facts are the opposite of what this propaganda presents, and it is much of the rest of the world that could make these claims because of U.S. aggression.

In other words, “the enemy is us.”

The U.S. is the terrorist state, the U.S. is the thief that steals our property, and the U.S. is the greatest threat to the world.

The U.S. is secure, but its targets in war are not, and have a real and legitimate national security risk.

All empires eventually fail, and cease to exist. This one is no different, except that it will be one of the shortest empires in history.

The U.S. is the world’s only current empire, and without a forced stop to this madness, it will end in financial ruin, in riots and civil unrest, in war, and with more and more bloodshed.

Yes, the American Empire will fall, but it won’t be due to outside threats.

It will be due to the abandonment of falsely espoused values, of internal strife and divisiveness, of mass corruption, of political upheaval, of monetary suicide, and of collective immorality.

Collectivism breeds empire and allows it to flourish, and because of the loss of individual thought, it becomes the internal disease that leads to the extermination of that empire.

This is the real America, not the land of the free and home of the brave, but a collective mob of ignorant sheep awaiting the slaughter due to their own weakness and stupidity.