Comment: What the essay's author, Paul Rosenberg, REALLY means

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What the essay's author, Paul Rosenberg, REALLY means

Mr. Rosenberg has also published a novel, which is free to read online, titled A Lodging of Wayfaring Men. I highly recommend it, not least because it casts an entirely different light on the thrust of this essay. I'm not going to tell you the whole story, only the conclusion that will be perfectly clear to anyone who has read his book:

"Government" is not the answer. Government is the problem. Therefore, political action -- trying to replace one gang of power-seekers with another -- is a waste of time, money and effort. So when Rosenberg speaks of the necessity of "taking action," he is NOT talking about reforming government, or violently overthrowing it. He is talking about finding alternative ways to make society function without government, making it irrelevant. He advocates crypto-currencies (like Bitcoin), use of strong encryption, private e-commerce, and much more. Very interesting book.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...