A Public Service Announcement from the 1500'sSubmitted by dwalters on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 11:23
Etienne de La Boétie, a 16th century Frenchman, began his work, Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, with the statement:
The fundamental political question is why do people obey a government. The answer is that they tend to enslave themselves, to let themselves be governed by tyrants. Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support.
This has been a public service announcement.