Government is a Myth

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Government is a Myth

What is the state? The state is a concept. There is no physical person or

object to which we can assign the label "government". Government is an idea.

The physical manifestation of this idea is the network of people and

institutions which enforce this idea upon the people.

The state is a myth. The myth goes something like, "because people are

incapable of making rational decisions, a small group of people must be given

control over the decisions of everyone else." It is self-contradictory, and

yet billions of people the world over have bought into this myth. It is

frighteningly reminiscent of the _doublethink_ of Orwell's 1984. Doublethink

means the holding of two contradictory external opinions with no internal

conflict between the two. A perfect example is, "If left alone, people will

not make rational decisions" [but] "A government can make rational decisions

for everyone". The reason these two thoughts never clash in the minds of

millions is because many people don't make the essential connection: that the

government is made ...
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