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Statism as Religion: Larken Rose on the Tom Woods Show

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The Pleasure....

Having an anarchist on for an interview is always good. Tom Woods understands all of the philosophy and pretty much agrees with most of it so that is nice as well. Tom has spoken with Stefan Molyneux on a few occasions as well.

REPOST: If it looks, walks and quacks like a duck...

Statism is a religion!

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Anarchism a Religion that requires 100 % agreement

I should write the book of Anarchism. Chapter one will present the beginning of the faith "No initiation of Force" It only takes a small number of people to force tyranny or to repeal it but it does take 100 percent agreement for there to be No Government for as long as some want government there will government. Sorry but we can argue against the sun but it will not die easily.

Mike Benoit

Anarchists don't have faith

You have faith that people will somehow submit to violence without repercussion.

They won't. They never have. It is not lack of government which causes violence. Government is violence, and violence perpetuates violence.

I have faith in nothing, except perhaps evil. Good cannot be counted upon but evil can be. You wish to give evil guns and badges. I know this is in itself an evil wish.

Larken's book discusses statism as a religon

And a couple years back, Larken gave me permission to print most of that chapter, here on the DP. It you haven't read it yet, here's your chance.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Enjoyed the interview...

Thanks goes to Tom and Larken.

There were some very good tidbits in there that had me nodding in agreement.