Comment: Government: a superstition, not a label

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Government: a superstition, not a label

"Government" is much more than a label worn by certain individuals. It represents a moral principle, closely resembling a religious superstition, asserting that some people have a moral right to rule other people.

The problem is not "bad people" sneaking into positions of power over others. The problem is the belief that anyone has a moral right to boss others around and take their stuff, when they call themselves "government." That particular superstition is the problem, not any particular person or group. The people who believe that others have a right to rule them are the source of "the problem" even more than those villains who do the ruling -- because it is their belief that empowers the villains. Men who believe that others have a right to rule them equally believe themselves to have a duty to obey the orders ("laws") imposed on them. Most of the evil in the world isn't done by men who consider themselves villains; it's done by well-meaning folks who honestly believe it is their duty to "enforce the law."

Strongly recommended for YOU, in particular:

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose