Government = Tyranny & Slavery

The quotes below are confirmation for me of my mistrust of and disdain for ALL governments:

Philosopher Ayn Rand frequently warned readers about the evils of big government:

Instead of being a protector of man’s rights, the government is becoming their most dangerous violator; instead of guarding freedom the government is establishing slavery; instead of protecting men from the initiators of physical force, the government is initiating physical force and coercion in any manner and issue it pleases; instead of serving as the instrument of objectivity in human relationships, the government is creating a deadly subterranean reign of uncertainty and fear…instead of protecting men from injury by whim, the government is arrogating to itself the power of unlimited whim – so that we are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.

Rand laid it on the line when addressing the crimes of government:

Criminals are a small minority in any age or community. And the harm they have dome to mankind is infinitesimal when compared to the horrors – the bloodshed, the wars, the persecution, the famines, the enslavements, the wholesale destruction – perpetrated by mankind’s governments. Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights – When unlimited and unrestricted by individual rights, a government is men’s deadliest enemy.

Before her perceptive words were written, French philosopher Pierre Joseph Proudhon addressed the “people versus government” problem:

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)

Victorian philosopher Herbert Spencer pondered whether man requires governments at all:

What, then, do they (Humans) want a government for? Not to regulate commerce; not to educate the people; not to teach religion; not to administer charity; not to make roads and railways; but simply to defend the natural rights of man – to protect person and property – to prevent the aggressions of the powerful upon the weak – in a word, to administer justice. This is the natural, the original, office of a government. It was not intended to do less: it ought not to be allowed to do more – (The Man Versus the State)

He also wrote:

The great political superstition of the past was the divine right of kings. The great political superstition of the present is the divine right of parliaments.

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche understood why governments exist, and how they maintain their malignant dominion:

…a fullness of state power such as only despotism had enjoyed…surpassed all the past because it strove for the formal annihilation of the individual…Once the earth is brought under all-embracing economic control, then mankind will find it has been reduced to machinery in its service, as a monstrous clockwork system of ever smaller, more finely adjusted wheels.

In his important book on State totalitarianism, Our Enemy, the State, Albert Jay Nock explained the motives of State officials:

It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own. All power it has is what society gives it, plus what it confiscates from time to time on one pretext or another; there is no other source from which State power can be drawn. Therefore every assumption of State power, whether by gift or seizure, leaves society with so much less power; there is never, nor can be, any strengthening of State power without a corresponding and roughly equivalent depletion of social power.

Nock understands that there is not a jot of difference between American Federalists and the diabolical fascists who have plagued the world. He put the matter plainly:

The superficial distinctions of Fascism, Bolshevism, Hitlerism, are the concern of journalists and publicists, the serious student sees in them only one root-idea of a complete conversion of social power to State power…The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No known State known to history originated in any other manner.

“What, then, do they (Humans) want a government for?” This is a question I consider quite often. The lame excuses the government stooges (the politicians, brainwashed teachers, moron patriots, and hypocritical “men of god”) will give is, “Without government, there would be chaos and anarchy! Government is the will of god! You would all be dead or dying without government!” And they may be right to some extent, except for the “god’s will” routine, which is simply a religious/political manipulation. There could be, at least at first, chaos and anarchy, if a major government were to be overthrown. And many people could be killed during the attempted overthrow.

But how much better off than these dire predictions are people whose government feels perfectly entitled to rape and pillage them any time it chooses? Is there truly a human need for a government that is filled with politically corrupt and ignorant, self-promoting, greed driven clowns and criminals, who were supposedly “elected” (maybe, maybe not) to be its “faithful” stewards? Who needs a ship captain who will never truly be at the helm? Why do people, beyond their fear of the unknown or complacency, desire a political entity which exists solely to serve the wealthy and powerful few who, in reality, own and operate it? Why are people so anxious to hold on to tyrants, when all these despots do is enslave them, figuratively and literally, and treat them as nothing more than cattle and sheep to the slaughter?

Because of the disgusting state of the U.S. federal government, most middle-class and poor Americans should be considering if they would be better off without a government. But then the question is, if it is decided they would be better off, how do they get rid of the government? How do they overthrow, or do away with, a global-size, vicious and self-absorbed monster, when they don’t have the political, monetary and/or material weapons to defeat it? Common Americans aren’t capable, at least at this time, of overthrowing their monstrous government. Anyway, overthrowing their government, without the realization there should be no replacement, would merely lead to another government as bad or worse than the one just overthrown.

Political activism and rebellion are never the answer, unless the entire population of earth is in agreement that there should never again be a religion, nation, country, or one-world government and economic system (“New World Order”). And this would be completely impossible at this point in time, since the people of this planet are divided in almost every way possible: racially, religiously, ideologically, economically and politically. The elite political powers have manipulated this division for the purpose of keeping their own despotic hides safe from a world-wide uprising.

{Just to clarify, I mean no organized religion on earth: an entity that gives birth to governments, countries and nations, and all the misery that comes with them. People should still be free to believe as they choose.}

All one has to do is look to history to find that political activism and revolution are not the solution for anything: political activism plays right into the corrupt hands of the few who control the government, while revolution simply replaces the current government with one just as bad or even worse. America, Russia and China are three examples of failed revolutions, all three replaced one government with another that was worse than the first.