“If you refuse to pay taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will be shot dead. These procedures are known as the Rule of Law.” #government #governance #taxes #tyranny #freedom #anarchy #voluntartyism
“There’s this weird thing where people say: “Well, you know, a #free #society is only going to work if everybody is perfect, if everybody is really good.” And they think that we’re going to be like these dreamy-eyed, dewy-eyed, rainbow-afro’d lambs - baying around, chewing on the cuds of #liberty… but the moment a wolf comes in, AHHHH, it’s all over! The moment some bad guy comes along he’s just going to take over all of society, and we’re all just gonna go “baa-aa-aa-aa” and walk right back into the slaughterhouse.
And nothing, really, could be further from the #truth. The idea of a #voluntary society, or a stateless society, or an anarchic society, is not idealistic. What is idealistic is a statist society - that is naive, and dangerous… because a statist society carries with it the assumption that you’re going to create this incredible hierarchy, this blood-soaked pyramid - institutionalized hierarchical #power - with the power to print #money whenever it wants, the power to start wars, to incarcerate at-will, to create laws at-will, to bribe their friends and punish their enemies… and not ONE SINGLE evil guy is ever going to be interested in running that system. Never! You’re only going to get really great guys at the top, and all the evil guys are going to be criminals in alleys, they’re never going to be congressmen or presidents or prime ministers, or anything like that!
It is the statist who is naive about human nature and the potential for evil. The anarchist, the voluntaryist, recognizes that human nature is corrupted by power - and to create a monolithic thing called “the state”, with all of the powers that it has, is only gonna draw - like flies to shit, the most evil people to the top of that pyramid structure. And so, we cannot have a state, because human nature is prone to wanting something for nothing, you know, the desire for the unearned is the root of all evil. And so we recognize that you can’t create this monster machine called “the state”, and not end up with bad people driving it. The possibility of human evil is exactly why we can’t have a state.” - Stefan #Molyneux #philosophy #psychology #statism #voluntaryism #anarchy #governance #politics #economy #banksters #tptb #freedom #revolution
The state is immoral by definition, for its authority is based solely on the monopoly of violence. A statist defending the state on humanitarian or altruistic grounds is by definition irrational. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome #philosophy #reason #statism #anarchy #voluntaryism #freedom