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Statism in a Nutshell: From Thievery to Tyranny in Five Easy Steps

Statism Starby Gary Z McGee

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” ~Unknown proverb

War is murder, no matter how you try to justify it. Taxation is theft, no matter how you try to codify it. Statism is tyranny, no matter how you try to rationalize it. No amount of justification, codification, and rationalization will get you off the hook for murder, thievery, and tyranny. The only solution? Stop justifying, codifying, and rationalizing murder thievery and tyranny. It can only be resolved from the ground up; never from the top down. Meaning: it begins with you. It begins by recognizing how individual thievery can become collective tyranny . . .

Yours is a police state where the number one goal is the protection of your “property.” Your police enforce the delusions of those with lots of pieces of green paper. Those green papers represent all the fish you have stolen and hung over the people’s heads as debt: an abstraction of an abstraction. Everyone “owes” you something. And both the police and the general populace, all recipients of your plunder and power, are content with the scraps of fish trickling down from your gold-plated dinner table. You eat, and you eat well. What does it matter that the world is bleeding and dying at your feet? . . .

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Random Thoughts . . .

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Hi, and welcome back …

Some time has elapsed since my last post. I have been rather busy dealing with health issues, and hanging onto the roller-coaster-ride called Life. Nonetheless I continue with my daily reading, and the constant research into the issues that most concern me – and they are many – keeps my mind ever active. Far too many issues lately, in fact, to find time along my journey to contemplate the whys and wheres and whens of it all. I’m a committed procrastinator, with High Distinctions and many Credits after my name, so to even consider prioritising the manifold issues can be just too mind-bending. My on-line Library at pocket.com is brimming with reference material and must-reads, all to be completed yesterday, as usual (procrastinator’s work ethic), and the list of unread email subscriptions and and links grows exponentially day by day… And every day has its “must share this now!” moment…

So, instead of hangin’ about, waiting for that really big, huge, gobsmacking blockbuster moment of discovery to share with any remaining readers, a Grand re-Entrance if you will, its probably more appropriate to return with a whimper, and not a great big bang! While my perspectives are never out-of-the-ordinary, I take much pleasure in anticipating that my efforts might enlighten you sufficiently to encourage your own discoveries in the wonderful, beautiful, exotic, bizarre, confusing journey that we all share during this time of great change and awakening…

Bon Voyage…

bcm