Friday, February 27, 2009

Hate the State: It's Good for You!

Every day there is more news on new spending by the State. Obama is seeking over 200 billion more dollars for the war machine. He has just unveiled his trillion dollar budget. After the State "withdraws" from Iraq, there will still be 50,000 troops there...INDEFINITELY.

Now, I don't mean to be a DOWNER, but it's time to talk some serious shit about the State, its nature, and our part in perpetuating it.

The State functions by means of coercion in all that it does. In other words, the means to whatever ends those in government aim, no matter how well intentioned, are accomplished through threat of violence. If we do not pay taxes, we go to jail, and if we try and escape, we'll be shot. There is another type of organization that generates revenue through the threat of and/or initiation of force: the fucking MOB.

If there is any doubt about this fact, then I ask you: why do you voluntarily give the State your money to fund its foreign adventures of war and murder? Maybe you DON'T pay them voluntarily, eh?

The new president, the man so many have hope in, is going to continue occupying Iraq, and send more soldiers to Afghanistan. Where are the protests? Where is the anger?

All this time, it has not been about a moral stance against war, but about opposing a Republican.

And even though we have our first black President and Democrats control the state, corporate welfare and war persist with gusto. The social progress of many voters has simply been exploited by the state. This is evidenced by its core behavior.

In short, the State is a criminal organization which wages murder and corruption domestically and internationally, functioning always this way despite what group controls it. Policy and rhetoric changes here and there are ultimately irrelevant.

Violence is the State's NATURE. It is inherently corrupt.

Yet we perpetuate it.

We as people naturally desire to have things within our society improved. This is natural as we are social animals that wish to survive, and therefore, in many respects, cooperate with one another. Those in the State, and those who support it, claim that the organization is what manifests when people cooperate in the larger social climate. While this claim bears truth, it also secretly inserts a lie, namely, that the State, and better yet, democracy, is the best we can do. That we need not aspire to better alternatives.

The truth is we do not need violence for bridges and roads. We do not need violence to have schools. We do not need violence to have health care. That is the core fallacy of the State: violence against one another is necessary in order to have goods and services.

I've heard it argued that more people have become involved in politics, and that this is good. How can ever more people joining a murderous organization be good? Keep in mind, I like Ron Paul, Peter Defazzio, Dennis Kucinitch (even though he is so fucking weird), and Ralph Nader. And I know there are many other politicians like them.

Hold your breath.



IT DOESN'T MATTER! Politicians with integrity (oxymoron?) get nowhere. Clipping at the leaves of corruption is nothing to hacking at the root (thank-you Thoreau).

The State is that which is the very worst about humanity. It is our most vile by-product.

The remedy?

Stop voting, donate to charity, volunteer with private charity organizations, and look for every moment of your life that is untouched by the State and EXPLOIT it.

Maximize freedom, eliminate the State.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm Not Bashing Obama

Lately I've had friends ask me why I don't like Obama. I don't personally dislike Obama. In fact, arguably he is a better president in 48hrs than 8yrs of Bush.

I AM, however, bashing the State. It is an evil organization filled with murderers and thieves, of which Obama has shown he is in his first couple of weeks as president: massive corporate welfare, and the murder of Pakistani people.

This is in keeping with with the type of actions of his predecessors.

It is not the new president, it is the organization that he is now head of. Until we realize that the root of the corruption lies in the nature of the state as a violent, criminal organization, we will continue to rape and pillage ourselves and the rest of the world.

Take the red pill.

"Because I'm a Realist"-Why the Left Will Now Defend War

After the new administration bombed Pakistan less than a week in office, the news was met with a resounding "meh," from the political left. It was neither reported, nor did the president do much to talk about the action that killed some civilians, including children.

Myself, I emailed MoveOn and Credo, asking them where the outrage was, where the mass emails were, and I received...form letters.

In asking different friends of mine about this issue I've been met with the usual answer that we can't expect the state to not use military violence against poorer, defenseless lands. In fact, I had one person claim that the area bombed wasn't even technically Pakistan, that it was just a chunk of desert, as if murdering kids is all right as long as it's not in an actual country. Hmm.

One of the more unsettling comments came from a woman I know. She claimed that she was not an idealist, but a realist. She claimed the president prefers diplomatic choices and that he has a "hard" job filled with "difficult" decisions. Basically, the murder of children appears justifiable as long as the president doesn't do it as much as the last guy.

War is not so bad as long as a Republican isn't waging it.

Let's put things in a different light. Suppose you have children and must choose a babysitter. Both are child molesters. One molests ten kids a week. The other molests one a year, and already met his quota.

Will you be an "idealist" and choose neither? Or will you be a "realist" and choose number 2?

The same woman, when asked where the outrage was over the new president's decision to continue America's military violence, sadly replied that, "People can't be outraged all the time."

The 53 million people who voted for the new president appear to be sinking back into slumber.

The murder and torture will continue as usual, but now the left can sleep like babies knowing they won a glorified pissing contest.