My rights are being violated daily by government. Anyone who condones, consents or participates in this government is an active participant in the violation of my rights, and the rights of most of humanity. As far as I'm concerned, when you advocate violence, you forfeit the consideration of your "preferences" regarding how you are spoken to about it, just like when you actually commit violence, you forfeit your right not to have violence done to you in defense of those who are being violated.
if you advocate violence, I don't even consider you as a human being, or deserving of any of the rights that HUMAN BEINGS are naturally endowed with.
People who advocate violence (including government) are sub-human pieces of authoritarian trash.
Actually you have this backwards. The presence of government is what prevents violence against you by a system of laws. Without government, human(animalistic) behavior would condone violent behavior to weed out the weak like you. If you loathe the government so much, I can recommend several places with this protective institution where you won't last an hour.
My suggestion is to thank you government for its services and SFU.
>The presence of government is what prevents violence against you by a system of laws.
Nice fairy tale. The United States government is the most violently murderous institution in the history of the world,bar none, and everything it touches, from defense, to education, health care, to economics, energy, agriculture has been weaponized and turned into a mechanism of predation and control. Nevermind the endless and brutal experimentation done on the American people by "intelligence" agencies. The resources listed on my site explore all of the evidence and reasoning for this in detail. So unless you have some evidence for your claim, or you provide logical refutation for the evidence and reasoning provided, I suggest you take your own advice (stfu), and spend some time educating yourself.
The government has been the chief oppressor of my life, stealing from me, kidnapping me, my child, caging me, and threatening me, telling me what I can or cannot do far outside of the bounds of reason. The statistical likelihood of being killed by a police officer in the United States utterly dwarfs that of being killed by terrorists, I think it's 8x more likely. I worry about cops pulling me over and ticketing me for some triviality far more than being stolen from in any other context. The racism and police brutality and murders in the US has reached staggering proportions and you live under a rock if you think police and the courts are the friend of "the people".
>Without government, human(animalistic) behavior would condone violent behavior to weed out the weak like you.
Human beings have the capacity for a level of consciousness that is superior to "animalistic" behavior, such as the ability for higher reasoning, imagination, self-awareness, and empathy. Only because the masses of humanity has been dumbed down and de-activated in their consciousness through mind control and social engineering techniques (again refer to resources listed on my web site, in particular work by Jim Keith, Jan Irvin, James Corbett, and Mark Passio), that the animalistic nature in humans is prevalent over compassion and reason.
I argue that HUMAN nature, should be distinguished from animal instinct, as this is where the recognition of human rights and respect for life flows from, and is the defining aspect of what makes us HUMAN as distinguished from animals.
Also, do you think politicians are the more virtuous of the lot of humanity? That government somehow curbs corruption of humans. I invite you to consider the flawed logic of believing that humans are too brutal to rule themselves, and so should elect corrupt bureaucrats from the herd of brutal animals to rule others.
Referring to me as "weak" is a cheap jab unless you care to explain how. The real weaklings are those who need a "big daddy" government to "protect" and "provide" for them, and who are too morally juvenile and apathetic to care about the violent manner in which it does so, and bereft of the imagination to consider that there could be other (non-violent) ways... and this in fact marks the cowardice to take personal responsibility to attain protection and other necessities through voluntary cooperation and action (without violence), as well as the cowardice to look at the truth which would imply a greater level of responsibility than they have the courage to face.
>If you loathe the government so much, I can recommend several places
>with[out] this protective institution where you won't last an hour.
It is a myth that government provides protection, they are the chief aggressors, and listing places like Somalia as examples of "anarchy" is either completely ignorant of the devastation that the state has wreaked throughout that area, (and much of the world) or bereft of any intellectual honesty.
You have spouted the typical rhetoric that is devoid of any salient point in support of government, mythologizing (parroting) without any facts or reasoning even offered to support your position, much less any refutation of anything I have stated. Please go and educate yourself, do some soul searching and come back when you are less ignorant and have thought things through:
You glorify the humans too much. Power corrupts, wether it's a governement or the head of your tribe. Compare it with crime syndicates: When they fall apart the level of violence increases dramatically. I don't condone misuse of of power, but governements are better than smaller factions imho.
Really? Are you blind to the scale of war compared to other, private "misuses of power"? Can you give me examples of private individuals or even groups that operate at a scale of atrocity as "government" or other groups that have convinced masses of people of their rightful "authority" over them (like the church in the middle ages).
History clearly shows that only when masses of people are somehow tricked (it's ALWAYS religion of some kind, whether Catholicism, or Democracy) to believe in the authority of a ruler, or ruling body, can that ruler gain enough power to operate at the scale of atrocity that governments do. Can you give me one example of violence by a private group or individual to contradict this?
If power corrupts, then concentrating power in a ruling body of any kind is madness... whether the head of a tribe or a full on government.
Read The Most Dangerous Superstition, then get back to me about this:
"The belief in "authority," which includes all belief in "government," is irrational and self- contradictory; it is contrary to civilization and morality, and constitutes the most dangerous, destructive superstition that has ever existed. Rather than being a force for order and justice, the belief in "authority" is the arch-enemy of humanity." - Larken Rose, The Most Dangerous Superstition
Hello. I have several thoughts. I'll open with this:
1. It seems to me that you're misusing words to be dramatic, thus making it hard to take seriously. Examples: "Government is slavery." Why? Because "TAXATION IS THEFT." Yielding: "Voting is therefore an act of VIOLENCE."
There does seem to be a "grain of truth" in some of those statements. But you've (a) exaggerated the bits of truth and ignored everything else; and (b) simplified very complicated things, distilling them down to bumper sticker slogans.
There are common understandings of the words slavery, theft and violence. Your usage of these words doesn't align with those understandings.
>There are common understandings of the words slavery, theft and violence.
>Your usage of these words doesn't align with those understandings.
If you could be kind enough to explain how so, that would be great, as I think I have a very accurate understanding of these words, (and I'm not the only one) while the "common understanding" is dumbed down and retarded, being based on a severe level of ignorance.
"The essence of all slavery consists in taking the product of another's labor by force. It is immaterial whether this force be founded upon ownership of the slave or ownership of the money that he must get to live." - Leo Tolstoy
"Through taxation, pacifists are forced at gunpoint to pay for killing machines; vegetarians are forced at gunpoint to subsidize grazing land for cattle; non-smokers are forced at gunpoint to support both the production of tobacco and the research to counter its impact on health." - Dr. Mary Ruwart, Healing Our World
"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want, merely because you think it would be good for him." - Robert A. Heinlein
"If you personally advocate that I be caged if I don't pay for whatever government things YOU want, please don't pretend to be tolerant, or non-violent, or enlightened, or compassionate. Don't pretend you believe in live and let live, and don't pretend you want peace, freedom, or harmony." - Larken Rose
"Taxation of earnings from labor is on par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone's labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities." - Robert Nozick
"Those who advocate either slavery or income taxation should be ashamed of themselves. Genuine freedom entails the abolition, not the reform, of income taxation and the IRS, just as genuine freedom entailed the abolition, not the reform, of slavery." - Jacob G. Hornberger
I didn't make this stuff up on my own. Many people have this understanding, even if it's unfortunately not very common.
It's not about being dramatic for no reason. People are dying and being violated in their rights daily, and I am severely pissed off and disappointed in most of humanity for failing to recognize their role in this, or the moral imperative to quit participating and enabling it.
Voting is an Act of Violence