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Has Government Become a Religion?


[Nation of Sheep, Who Do You Really Worship?]
Excerpts below from the video on the right and Larken Rose's book The Iron Web
 
"You see the guy who sells drugs to willing customers so he can feed his family as the scum of the earth while you see the hypocrite who gives away stolen money in the name of government as a saint. You see the guy who tries to avoid getting robbed by Federal thugs as a crook and tax cheat but see as virtuous the politician who gives away the same stolen loot to those to whom it does not belong. You see the cop as a good guy when he drags a man away from his friends and family and throws him in prison for smoking a leaf... 

The damage done to society from bad habits and loose morality is nothing compared to the damage done to society by the self-righteous violence committed in the name of the State. You imagine yourselves to be charitable and tolerant when you are nothing of the sort...

The difference between you and a common thief is the thief has the honesty to commit the crime himself while you whine for the government to do your stealing for you. The difference between you and a street thug is that the thug is open about the violence he commits. You let others forcibly control your neighbors on your behalf. You advocate theft, harrassement, assault, and even murder but accept no responsibility for doing so. You old folks want the government to steal from your kids so you can get your monthly check. You parents want your neighbors to be robbed to pay for your kids' schooling. You vote for whichever crook promises to steal money from other people to pay for what you want. You demand that those who engage in behaviors you don't approve of be dragged off and locked up but feel no guilt  for the countless lives your whims have destroyed. You even call the government thugs your representatives and yet you never take responsibility for the evil they commit. 

You proudly support the troops as they kill whomever the liars in DC tell them to kill and you feel good about it. You call yourselves Christians or Jews or claim to follow some other religion. The truth is what you call your religion is empty window dressing. What you truly worship, the god you really bow to, what you really believe in, is the State. "Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not murder." Unless you can do it by way of government. Then it is just fine, isn't it? If you call it taxation and war, it stops being a sin, right? After all, it was only your god that said you shouldn't steal and murder but the State said it was okay. It's pretty obvious which one outranks the other in your minds.
 
Despite all the churches, synagogues, and mosques we see around us, this nation has one god and only one god and that god is called Government. Jesus taught non-violence and told you to love your neighbor but the State encourages you to vote for people who will use the violence of government to butt into every aspect of everyone else's life. Which do you believe? To those about to stone a woman who had committed adultery, Jesus said, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." But the State says it is perfectly fine to lock someone up when they do something distasteful, such as prostitution. Which do you believe? The Christian god says, "Thou shalt not covet." But coveting is the life blood of the beast that is the State...

...What has to take the cake, the height of insanity, is the fact that you view as violent terrorists the only people on the planet who oppose the initiation of force against their fellow man. Anarchists, Voluntaryists, and Libertarians. We use violence only to defend ourselves against someone who initiates violence against us; we use it for nothing else.

Meanwhile, your belief system is schizophrenic and self-contradictory. Out of one side of your mouths, you teach the young slaves that violence is never the answer, yet out of the other side of your mouths, that everyone everywhere at all times be controlled, taxed, and regulated through the force of government. In short, you are teaching your children that the masters may use violence whenever they please, but the slaves should never resist. You indoctrinate your children into a life of unthinking, helpless subservience. You are putting the chains around their little necks and fastening the locks tight. And worst of all, you feel good about it. 

Out of one side of your mouths you condemn the evils of fascism and socialism and lament the injustices of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. While on the other side of your mouths you preach exactly what they did! The worship of the collective. The subjugation of every individual to that evil insanity that wears the deceptive label, the "common good". You babble on and on about diversity and open mindedness and then beg your masters to regulate and control every aspect of everyone's lives, creating a giant heard of unthinking conformist drones. You wear different clothes and have different hair styles and you think that makes you different. Yet all your minds are enslaved to the same club of masters and controllers. You think what they tell you to think and do what they tell you to do, while imagining yourselves to be progressive, thinking, and enlightened. 

From your position of relative comfort and safety, you now condemn the evils of other lands and other times while turning a blind eye to the injustices happening right in front of you. You tell yourself that had you lived in those other places and other times, you would have been among those who stood up against oppression and defended the downtrodden but that is a lie. You would have been there with the rest of the herd of well trained sheep, loudly demanding that the slaves be beaten, that the witches be burned, that the non-conformists and rebels be destroyed.

How do I know this? Because that is exactly what you are doing today. Today's injustices and oppressions are fashionable and popular. And those who resist them, you tell yourselves, are just malcontents and freaks, people whose rights do not matter. People who deserve to be crushed under the boot of authority. Isn't that right? You bunch of spineless, unthinking hypocrites! 

The crowds of thousands wildly applauding at speeches by Adolph Hitler. That was you. The mob demanding that Jesus Christ be nailed to the cross. That was you. The white invaders who celebrated the wholesale slaughter of those "godless redskins". That was you. The throngs filling the colleseum, applauding as the Christians were fed to the lions. That was you.  

Throughout history, the perpetual suffering and injustice occurring on an incomprehensible scale. It was all because of people just like you. The well trained, thoroughly indoctrinated conformists. The people who do as they are told. Who proudly follow their masters. Who follow the crowd, believing what everyone else believes and thinking whatever authority tells them to think. That is you.

Your ignorance is not because the truth is not available to you. There have been "radicals" preaching it for thousands of years. No. You are ignorant because you shun the truth with all your heart and soul. You close your eyes and run away when a hint of reality lands in front of you. You condemn as "extremists" and "fringe kooks" those who try to show you the chains you are wearing. You don't want to be free. Responsibility and reality scare the hell out of you so you cling tightly to your own enslavement and lash out at any who seek to free you from it. When someone opens the door to your cage, you cower back in the corner and yell, "Close it!" 

Some of us are finished with trying to save you. We've wasted enough effort in trying to convince you that you should be free. All you ever do is spout back what your masters have taught you; that being free only leads to chaos and destruction, while being obedient and subservient leads to peace and prosperity. 

There are none so blind as those who will not see and you, nation of sheep, would rather die than see the truth."

 


 
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"OK so what is the solution?"
 
The solution is actually pretty easy:
 
(1) First see how we can have law without government.
 
(2) Next, learn the language of freedom.
 
 
 
 


 
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