L. Neil Smith's
THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 298, November 21, 2004
Give people what they want: more government!
Fixing the Tiger
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In issue 297 of this publication Lady Liberty said in her article titled "See Instructions Before Beginning":
"The bookshelves are crooked, the bike won't ride, and the playground equipment is neither safe nor fun. So let's take them apart and start over trusting our "practice run" will help us to put it together correctly this time. We can do much the same thing with the government. Oh, it'll take awhile to unthread the nuts and bolts and to set things in proper order before beginning again. But it can be done. We can begin by demanding our politicians follow the instructions provided us to build a government based on the premise of liberty for all. As politicians new and old gear up to take the oath of office in a couple of months, what do you say we agree to actually hold them to that oath this time around?"
I must respectfully and vehemently disagree.
Her metaphor of bookshelves, bikes and playground equipment is wrong because these things are made for legitimate purposes. When they malfunction there is a fault that can usually be fixed to make them work correctly. That does not apply to an evil government. When a government does evil it is not malfunctioning. It is working correctly and according to plan. There is nothing to fix.
Government has four basic functions. All other things that government does are mere lies, window dressing and sugar coating. The four functions are:
The reason for this is that government, all government, is a criminal enterprise. It has no legitimate purpose.
The reason for that is that all government is set up and run by psychopaths, for psychopaths, for psychopathic reasons and goals. In short, politicians and the people who believe in and worship themare insane. That is why all government always selects its members from the worst dregs of society and excludes the sane people. Other, mentally healthy, people suffer from what I call, for want of a better term, the "Solipsist Fallacy"; by which they ascribe their own feelings, thoughts or goals to others in the mistaken belief that those others are just like them. In social situations that can cost one embarrassment. In politics it can, and often does, cost one his life and the lives of his family. And in the last century it has cost the lives of about 250,000,000 peopleto war and genocidethe politician's "great games".
No, Lady Liberty, we can't "take them apart and start over trusting our 'practice run' will help us to put it together correctly this time." There was no "practice run" and there is no "correct" way to make crime good. The actions of politicians are deliberate, for specific purposes and meant to work the first time. The results they produce are consistent and are the desired ones. No, it will not "take awhile to unthread the nuts and bolts and to set things in proper order before beginning again." Things are already in their "proper order" according to the politicians; so there is no reason to begin again.
No, it can't be done. Ever.
No, we can't reasonably "demand our politicians follow the instructions provided us to build a government based on the premise of liberty for all." There is no such premise for any government, let alone the United States. Demanding that politicians throw out the guiding principles of their lives, abandon their insanity and become civilizedis to ask the tiger to change his stripes, or to demand that the tide go outright now.
Lady Liberty asks "As politicians new and old gear up to take the oath of office in a couple of months, what do you say we agree to actually hold them to that oath this time around?"
Who is this "we" and how do we "agree to actually hold them to that oath this time around?" I would remind all of us that the politicians know only violence and lies. To quote L. Neil Smith, they are "extremely aggressive, incredibly violent and savagely cruel". The only way to hold them to either justice or the law is by the use of military force; because the constitution has no provision other than revolution for punishing politicians who violate it.
The politicians have a definition for any "agreement to hold them to that oath". They call it treason; "conspiracy to overthrow the Government of the United States by force, violence or other unconstitutional means". The punishment is death; by either hanging or torture.
Lady Liberty is either calling for violent revolution or spouting vacuous nonsense. I am sorry to say it, but there is no third choice.
America is at war. The war is against the United States. The United States started it. It is a war of annihilation in which the target is the people of the Enlightenment, the Ethnic Americans. Just as the Third Reich made war against all Jews and all Poles, with the intent of killing all and leaving none alive. I hope that is clear enough.
To approach a hungry tiger with no weapon, wile holding out a handful of raw hamburger, and believing that the tiger is actually your pet catis suicide and madness. To recommend it to others is no service.
"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable."H.L. Mencken
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