Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Intrinsic Contradictions of Statism


AtlasAikido, posted on May 27, 2012

Statists are often afraid of what some individuals will do if not restrained by govt. What they should fear is what those individuals will do if they become govt. The amount of damage which one hostile, malicious authority figure can do by himself is nothing compared to what one hostile, malicious authority figure can do by way of *obedient but otherwise good people*.

If evil was committed only by evil people the world would be a far better place than it is today–with basically good people constantly committing evil acts because a perceived authority told them to.

Here the statist does not trust his neighbors (others). But trusts them to have the power of a State to do the same things he seeks protection from. Ouch!

If a man must inherently be governed by an authority that initiates force, who will govern those who govern?

Perhaps the statist thinks he and others–his neighbors that he does not trust–govern his masters?



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