Time for Government to Finally Ban Itself

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 29 May 2009 10:48:10 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Glen Allport at Strike the Root - an impassioned screed on why government must die. [root]

After centuries and millennia of tyranny, war, mass murder, torture, corruption, legalized theft, unjust imprisonment, economic devastation, and other needless evil, isn't it finally time we banned the cause of all that horror?


In Why Does the World Feel Wrong?, Will Groves describes a powerful, chilling insight: "The world feels wrong because psychopaths run it."

Groves is right: Psychopaths do run the world, and this is true because coercive government gives them the tool to do so. No other tool allows for the level of theft, murder, torture, and other destructive tyranny that government enables. With police, soldiers, courts, and the other tools of government at his disposal, a psychopath can destroy an entire nation and many have done so; Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe is only one of the more vivid current examples. The difference between a psychopath on his own in an open society and a psychopath in control of a government is the difference between a BB gun and a nuclear bomb. Charles Manson killed a handful; Obama has already far exceeded Manson's civilian body count with just a few air strikes and drone attacks (video, 2 min 50 sec) in Afghanistan , not to mention what continues in Iraq and elsewhere on Obama's watch.

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