The word that will make anyone OK with whatever the government does to anybody. “Terrorist” no longer applies to just “brown people”. It’s now everyone–your friends, your family–who may not like everything the government does. It’s considered suspicious by law enforcement to take photos in public in Los Angeles. I’m not even kidding. The State wants you to live in fear, because they know, in that fear, you will cling to them more tightly. They want you to “never forgive” and “never forget” the events of September 11th, 2001, which really only happened because of the government. But, because of these events, people call for more government, more violence, more State control. The State wants you to “never forgive” and “never forget” so you give your approval to the never-ending wars; so you join the military to go fight “the terrorists”; so you become suspicious of your neighbors, your fellow human beings. The “War on Terror” is such a ridiculous idea. Only the State thinks it can fight a war against a concept, but this is the idea. The constant wars are desirable and profitable for the so-called “military-industrial complex” and made possible because there’s no way to win a war against “terror”.
The State is furthering their fear-mongering lately with the very visible presence of militarized police in recent weeks and propaganda about “anarchist extremists” and “violent protesters”. “Militarized police”. Does this make anyone else think of Imperial Stormtroopers from Star Wars, the militarized Russian police, or maybe even Nazi police in their puffy pants, big hats, and shiny jack boots? All designed to incite fear, because fear keeps people in line and obedient.
OK, so what do we do about all this? Not protest; not violent revolution. Look at where that got the United States. It wasn’t long before even the founding fathers themselves started abusing power. Overthrowing the State will get you right back to where you are. People will continue to think that we need rulers, that we need the State, and replace the State with the State. When one removes cancer, one does not replace it with more cancer. That is lunacy. Educate your friends and your family about the non-aggression principle (NAP). Encourage them to educate others as well. The only way for any change to happen is for people to educate themselves about living free and peacefully and silently casting off State chains as a whole. Make sure to read the other articles on this site to learn more about true freedom. I understand it’s easy to brush it off as naivety or lunacy, but that’s the State propaganda you’ve learned through school, television, movies, and even other people. It’s powerful and very hard to counter, but, once you do, it’s much easier to see the lunacy of the State.
At face value, the purpose of law is to protect society from violence, theft, and other mistreatment. This, of course, sounds like a good thing. As a child, your parents and everyone who was most influential over you probably taught you to have respect for the law, and if you were to ever break any law you would be a bad person, as if the law is a shimmering code of absolute goodness and morality. Well, no. That’s wrong for many reasons.
Yes, the law states what actions must not be done, and law enforcement serves to deter the act before it happens, and to apprehend and punish the criminal after the law has been broken. Laws against murder, rape, and theft are made with good intentions. However, the law also dictates what you may do with your personal property; the law dictates whom you may marry; the law dictates what you may sell in a consensual transaction; the law dictates what substances you may put in your own body. There is no victim being protected by these particular laws; they are only a form of control.
Therefore, in our modern society, as run and dictated by “The State”, blind obedience to the law is a terrible thing to live by and a terrible thing to teach others. Most regulations that actually affect you in your everyday life are, at their core, mafia-like revenue generation schemes.
What about if you drive 15 miles per hour over the speed limit on a barren, four-lane, divided highway? A man in a costume may force you off of the road and tell you that you’d better pay up for breaking the rules.
What about if you build an addition to your house? Sorry, you were supposed to pay up for permission to build on your own property. Now you’ve got to pay more for not giving it up in the first place, or they’ll tear down your work.
Who was harmed by your “speeding”? No one. Who was harmed by you building onto your house? No one. These things aren’t about keeping anybody safe or protecting society from mistreatment; it’s about taking your money.
Everybody you know will most likely laugh it off and then remark that “you had it coming!” for getting caught stepping out of line and disobeying. This is absurd! It’s just like blaming a rape victim for “dressing provocatively” and telling her that she had it coming.
“Respect for the law” is a misled idea. The mafia creates all the laws that say that it is “legal” for them to steal your money and punish you if you don’t pay them their cut. Why should you respect that which doesn’t respect you? “Respect for the law” is a method of brainwashing to keep the people in line and to get the people to turn on one another. Nobody and nothing should ever be taken for granted because of a title or position; no law should ever be accepted merely on the grounds that it “is the law”.
Logical and rational thought is the only way to be free; not respect for the law.
Wait! Don’t go away! This is the truth that can set you free. At least stick around and use reason and logic to defend your love and trust of “The State”.
In this article “The State” refers to governing forces that create law, enforce law, provide public services and demand repayment of said services. This includes all federal, state, county and local government agencies and departments.
The day you are born and take your first breath outside your mother’s womb, you are deemed to be bound by a contract. This contract between you and “The State” is nothing less than enslavement. It doesn’t matter where you are born, imaginary lines have been drawn all over the globe like a spastic painter puts color to a canvas. Your role as a slave and the price you will pay is determined by the imaginary lines you are born within.
If you are already questioning this information, then you have probably been lied to your entire life. People you have loved, respected, defended, and looked up to like your parents, your grandparents, your teachers, your employers, your professors, and your government have not told you the truth. They either believed the lies themselves, or if they didn’t, then they were too weak, cowardly, ashamed, or selfish to tell the truth. You probably can’t save them, but you can save yourself, your children, and your grandchildren. Just admit and tell the truth.
You have probably heard all of your life that you have a contract with “The State”. How did you sign this contract as a newborn? How did your parents allow your rights and labor to be sold to “The State”? Didn’t they love you? How can your government borrow money on your ability to work and then make you pay those loans back?
It may not be your parents’ fault that you were born a slave, but they are complicit if they did not tell you that you were born into slavery and ownership. If they did not tell you how you can fight for your freedom and right of self ownership, then they were against you having freedom. If they told you that you can pray or vote your way out of slavery, then they LIED!
Think logically about the following scenario and try to use reason and logic before you draw any conclusions:
Let’s say you grow up and decide you want to sell fruits and vegetables to people in your community. You find a farm and an orchard that will sell you produce at wholesale pricing. You decide to make your first purchase but a man JUMPS out of the bushes and tells you that you can’t buy wholesale unless you have a Sales Tax ID Number. You ask why and he replies, “Because everyone that exercises their right to buy goods and services from YOU owes ‘The State’ money and you will need to collect it for them.”
1) You are forced to be a part of this system or you will be refused the right of trade.
2) You become a collection agent for this mafia.
3) You will not be paid any wages for being a collection agent
4) The menacing man is an agent for this mafia and will do you harm because they pay him to.
You fear this man and his power so you get a Tax ID Number. Along with this number comes a long list of rules and regulations you must follow as a part of this contract you were forced to accept.
You have been selling your produce for a few months now and working for “The State” as a collection agency as provided by the contract you were forced into. The menacing man shows up at your door and demands to see your financial records. You ask why, and the man goes on about how you exercised your right to sell goods and services for more than you paid for them so you owe “The State” income tax. First the man demands $500 in fines because you don’t have a Tax Payer ID Number. He gives you a piece of paper with your very own Tax Payer ID number on it and more rules you are obligated to follow.
The man looks at your books and determines that you sold $10,000 worth of produce for $12,000 and demands a payment of $400 for income tax plus $600 in interest and penalties for not paying on time.
You tell him he is mad and you refuse to pay. He grabs you by the throat, throws you to the ground and drags you off to a cage where you spend 3 months of your life. During this time your parents, relatives, and friends visit and tell you that you should have paid your share.
You decide paying these taxes is not such a bad thing after all and you VOLUNTEER to pay the income tax from this day forward.
Employers Forced to Comply and Steal
Your business is surviving so far because you raised the price of your produce to help cover the taxes, but now you have competition because of your higher prices. You know the only way to survive now is if you can sell in quantity, so you decide to hire employees.
Fearing more time in jail and penalties, you call “The State” and ask what you need to do to comply with regulations on being an employer. They are very polite and thank you for calling before hiring, and then the agent reminds you of the severe penalties you could have faced had you not received your Employer ID Number first.
You receive your Employer ID Number and a book of rules and regulations you must follow or face more jail time, or possibly injury, or death. In the book, it makes you an agent of this mafia once again.
1) You must collect income tax from your employees’ pay and send it to “The State”
2) You must collect Social Security payments for the mafia
3) You must match the Social Security Payments out of your own funds and send it to the mafia too.
4) You must make sure your employees have a Tax Payer ID number so they can comply too
Theft and Terrorist Threats
Where did this right to force both collection duties and payment of taxes come from? Why don’t you have a choice? It’s simple, you are a slave and the threat of force, violence, and death are the foundation of these taxes and collection obligations. It’s nothing less than terrorism and you give in to it every day.
If you can’t work without giving “The State” a cut, then you are not free. If you can’t trade with another individual or business without giving “The State” a cut, then you are not free. The government mafia demands a cut of transactions that they neither provide goods or services for. When they do claim to provide a collateral service during a mutually beneficial transaction, it is a forced service, not voluntary. If a government wants to provide services, then you must be able to opt-out of those services or pay for those services as needed, or you are not free. This works between individuals and businesses, so it should be the same for “The State”-run mafia, but they continue to use force to sell their goods and services.
There are plenty of other areas that we could discuss, like property tax, which denies a person the right to home ownership, but you only need sales tax and income tax examples to see the real criminal activity at work and to recognize that you are not FREE.
Beautiful Freedom by Stefan Molyneux
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