Why Govts Always Win

Posted: June 9, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Until the masses reach the tipping point.

Amplify’d from www.lewrockwell.com

What we have
in common is the need to protect one another’s inviolability
from governmental force.
When we understand that the woman
being groped by a TSA agent stands in the same shoes as our wife,
mother, or grandmother; when the man being beaten by a sadist
cop is seen, by us, as our father or grandfather, we become less
willing to evade the nature of the wrongdoing by invoking the
coward’s plea: “better him than me.” The state owes
its very existence to the success it has had in fostering division
among us, a topic I explored in my Calculated
book. Divide-and-conquer has long been the mainstay
in political strategy. If blacks and whites; or Christians and
Muslims; or employees and employers; or “straights”
and “gays”; or men and women; or any of seemingly endless
abstractions, learn to identify and separate themselves from one
another, the state has established its base of power. From such
mutually-exclusive categories do we draw the endless “enemies”
(e.g., communists, drug-dealers, terrorists, tobacco companies)
we are to fear, and against whom the state promises its protection.
By becoming fearful, we become existentially disabled, and readily
accept whatever safeguards the institutional fear-mongers impose,
. . . all for our “benefit,” of course!

Read more at www.lewrockwell.com



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