Resorting to Violence

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 26 Jun 2009 00:49:12 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Larken Rose has penned another winner in his TMDS series of essays (The Most Dangerous Superstition: the belief in imposed authority). Statists get all bent out of shape when somebody "resorts to violence" in defending themselves from the state. What they seem unable to recognize is that the state always resorts to violence. That is its only mechanism. Everything it does is violent.

It is true that sometimes the force used by the victims of tyranny is misplaced and unjustified, including any time innocent people are targeted. But the threat which such violence poses to the general public is completely dwarfed by the "legal" violence committed in the name of "government." Anyone who thinks he has more to fear from "militia types" than he does from King Obama and his throngs of thugs needs a reality-check. Just because violence is often done in the name of "fairness," and "helping" people, and providing "benefits" and "programs," doesn't mean it's not violence. And if you still can't recognize that "government" is ALWAYS violence, try disobeying for a while, and see what happens.

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