How to be a statist

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Step one. Feel small powerless and vulnerable as you ponder that the fact that in this big, uncertain world, some people may try and dominant and/or victimize you.

Step two. Hope to find a way to stop those people from having power over you.

Step three. Advocate and empower a "government" in hopes that it will prevent people from having power over you.

Step four. Notice that "government" IS people having power over you.

Step five. Feel small, powerless and vulnerable as "government" robs and controls you.

Step six. Hope for a way to stop it from doing that.

Step seven. Advocate and empower a slightly different flavor of "government" in hopes that it will stop people from having power over you.

Step eight. Repeat steps four through seven....until you die...or until you get a clue and become an anarchist.


Larkin Rose
 
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It takes a fundamental misconception on the nature of man to be an anarchist. People WANT to be dominated and victimized. Sure, they'll spout on and on about freedom and liberty, but they serve it up on a silver platter in times of trouble, left and right alike. Human beings, at their most pure and uncorrupted state are like children. They desperately wish for a God to watch over them, to keep their loved ones well, society on track and the monsters under the bed. When those things go wrong, they clasp their hands and pray, knowing the futility of it, because for a child, wishing upon a star is a better alternative to fighting back against an abusive world.

Children ask to be saved, they don't save themselves. Likewise Man doesn't want to become more than man, they want to wallow in their weakness until their father comes to pick them up.

All I've been pushing for is to oblige that notion. Because while It's pathetic, do we despise children for crying when they scrape their knees, or are huddled alone in the dark?
 
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It takes a fundamental misconception on the nature of man to be an anarchist. People WANT to be dominated and victimized. Sure, they'll spout on and on about freedom and liberty, but they serve it up on a silver platter in times of trouble, left and right alike. Human beings, at their most pure and uncorrupted state are like children. They desperately wish for a God to watch over them, to keep their loved ones well, society on track and the monsters under the bed. When those things go wrong, they clasp their hands and pray, knowing the futility of it, because for a child, wishing upon a star is a better alternative to fighting back against an abusive world.

Children ask to be saved, they don't save themselves. Likewise Man doesn't want to become more than man, they want to wallow in their weakness until their father comes to pick them up.

All I've been pushing for is to oblige that notion. Because while It's pathetic, do we despise children for crying when they scrape their knees, or are huddled alone in the dark?


I believe that this is learned behavior
 
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Would you please lay out the stepwise plan for achieving anarchy?

There is not a step by step plan to "achieve anarchy" IMO as we sit now as a society and the mentality of the majority of the population it would be an epic failure if it were just thrust upon us. It will/would take time.
 
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There is not a step by step plan to "achieve anarchy" IMO as we sit now as a society and the mentality of the majority of the population it would be an epic failure if it were just thrust upon us. It will/would take time.
OH? It would create anarchy to have anarchy thrust upon us?
You want carefully controlled and planned anarchy?
If only you understood how funny many of your comments are.:lol:
 
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OH? It would create anarchy to have anarchy thrust upon us?
You want carefully controlled and planned anarchy?
If only you understood how funny many of your comments are.:lol:
So cute and pedestrian.

Old people are adorable, like toddlers. It is truly amazing to take in the circle of life.
 
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I truly believe it's the opposite. To become the Overman is an act of will. A noble one, but not a path many truly want to take.
How much difficult hae that path become if you are trained to be a beta from a young age always seeking out authority for approval and validation.