Who is as yet duped?
You or I?
Please help me see.
The criminals will set their rate of pay, and if the victims do nothing but pay, what do you think will be the result?
Of course the victims may, if they are victims, be forced into defensive action.
"It very existence and sustenance requires force theft and coercion."
What is "it?"
I think, and you can think otherwise, and I can demonstrate, and I would appreciate any opposing demonstration, that "it" is a lie, if "it" is some nebulous phantom called "government."
If there is a list of names where all the people on that list invest their individual power of production into one thing, then that one thing can be called "it," in this case?
Government does not have to be evil, at all, and I think that fact was demonstrated in between 1776 and 1788, despite the fact that many people were choosing to be evil.
A Power struggle can be won by lies, but such a defeat is whose responsibility?
The well paid liars?