Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine and Virginia Tech

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:29:52 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Anthony Gregory at LewRockwell.com - the slaughters at Columbine and Virginia Tech aren't surprising seen in the light of the daily aggression and violence perpetrated by governments. But hey, we elected those people to steal (tax), kidnap (arrest), enslave (draft), and murder (war). That must make it OK. Not! [lew]

The state is not the direction to look for solutions to instances of mass aggression, for the state itself is aggression. Its aggressive nature only encourages more aggression throughout society, as it warps the public morality and gives example after example demonstrating that might makes right, at least from the mainstream political perspective. Its intimidation and extortion are clear every April when Americans have to turn in their tax forms, knowing they can be jailed if they made an honest mistake or even if the IRS simply bungles something. And the naked aggression of the state and its institutional disadvantage at protecting people should also be clear every April, as we reflect on the massacres the government has conducted, the ones it enabled, and the ones it failed to prevent.

Add comment Edit post Add post