The Myth Of Danger: The State Promotes Fear to Justify Their ExistenceSubmitted by RobHino on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 00:01
Close your eyes and picture this....okay, well don't close your eyes, but do ponder on these questions:
How many times, in your entire life, have you inserted your keys into your cars' ignitions? How many times have you driven on a road. A lot right? Take a guess. How many? Now add in the number of times in your life that you've ever ridden in a car.
With that number in mind, how many times have you ever actually witnessed or been in a car accident?
Some other things to think about:
When's the last time your house burnt down? Home invaded?
When's the last time you witnessed a murder? A stabbing? A kid stealing a freaking candy bar?!
How many murderers have you ever met in your life?
Yet turn on the local news, and they would have you believe there are murderers and rapists on a murdering and raping random people tour, while drunk drivers run over pregnant women.
I'm sure I'm stating the obvious here, but spreading fear is being used to justify the existence of the State.
There's so many different directions to take this thread: the opportunity cost of insurance payments over a lifetime, the traffic law racket that transfers resources from productive members of society to non-productive municipal bureaucrats under the guise of public safety, the sickness of victimless crimes, or even the media complicit in covering all this up.
What's your take ol' wise and all-knowing DP community?!