By: Gary D. Barnett
The State: “If it protects any at all, it does so only as a shepherd protects his flock. Not because he recognizes and respects the natural rights of the sheep, but only to keep them unmolested in his sole possession and control, until he finds it expedient to sheer or slaughter them.” – Robert Higgs (2007) FFF Conference
Conservatives, ‘liberals,’ Republicans, Democrats, confused constitution lovers, and every political type, unite against me, for I have blasphemed the holy grail that is political worship. That worship is of the state as idolized by American nationalists who believe that this country is special, different than any other, and exceptional. We are better because we have a president instead of a king. We are unique because we have a republic, not a democracy. We are exceptional because we are the freest country on earth. God is on our side. Such pathetic gullibility, insane nationalism, and ignorance deserves no respect whatsoever, but it does require that the proletariat majority be made up of captured sheep. This fully indoctrinated population has been consumed by dependence on the state, and due to that dependence, irresponsibility, and self-pity, the resulting character of this society is one of violence, immorality, and indifference.
Every ruler, every political class member, every form of government anywhere, consists of criminals of every ilk; relying on thievery, extortion, lies, deceit, torture, war, and murder. The basis of all rule is one of a constant threat of harm or death for all those who challenge that rule. Dissenters cannot be tolerated in any system of governance, for non-compliance in the eyes of the state equals great risk to the monopoly of power held and wielded against the ruled by these totalitarian monsters. There are no good politicians, there are no good governments, as anytime one chooses to or accepts rule over another, only crime and immorality can result.
The title of president is just another meaning of a king in disguise. A republic is not a sacred bastion of liberty, it is just a democracy with ‘selected’ criminal ‘representatives,’ (so-called) instead of a societal collective of representatives. Communism is also communal in nature of course, and is a top-down control rule over the masses, while Fascism is state corporatism. This country called America, has aspects of all these political systems, but especially Fascism, as this government is partnered with and ruled over by the deep criminal state consisting of the big banking and corporate syndicates who act as an oligarchical (mob) cartel.
When one actually thinks critically, and honestly examines the idea of governing, regardless of which form of totalitarian domination is the flavor of the day, one thing instantly becomes certain; which is that each and every form of government and rule is an atrocity, and every form of rule can work together as one or separately, in order to claim control over a country, and even over all of humanity. The drive today of each and every form of government is to achieve but one goal; that goal is total globalization and supremacy through oligarchical control by the few in a digital and technocratic state.
Who sits atop this pyramid of power will not be decided by any asinine voting scheme, or by any of the mass herd of people who make up the miserable majority, although it likely will be presented by ‘your’ rulers differently, just as it has always been. Fooling the people has been an easy task, especially in modern times, as the intellectual capability of the masses has diminished greatly in this time of tremendous propaganda, dumbing down of society due to ‘public’ (government) schooling and media, fear, self-consuming identities, purposely created division, and blind indifference. What better plot could there be to control the sheep than to inundate them with false fear, hatred, bread and circuses, and to then make them dependent on their chosen masters as their protector. The god of the people has become the state; which is only the devil disguised as their savior; which is the same tactic used to create the pretended differences in the many political structures said to be unique in nature. They are not, as all lead to the very same outcome; power, control, and domination.
The bulk of society has become cold, non-caring, judgmental, violent, vindictive, self-absorbed, and apathetic to the good in life. This is a moral issue entirely, and the only way out of this hell that has consumed almost the whole of populations, is to seek real knowledge and improve self, instead of living as if the value of life has disappeared. It has not, but it cannot be revived or survive by dependency on others, especially the evil state. It can never endure ignorance and complacency as exists in our current circumstance, as each individual has to come to terms with what is right instead of what is easy. Without that clarity, and the courage to act on moral grounds regardless of risk, we are all doomed to live a life consumed by slavery.
The only conclusion that should be reached once the individual understands the heinous nature of the state in every form it assumes, is that so long as any state exists, freedom cannot exist. The state and freedom are polar opposites; neither can live or survive in the presence of the other. The choice is yours to make.
“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be” ~ James Baldwin