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"Government" - Latinized Greek ("Gubematlo" = control; and from the Latin "menre" = mind; "The control of the mind." 2) an abstraction (hoax) created for the sole purpose of making theft respectable and mind-control acceptable. 3) the societal manifestation of mass individual psychological reversal, i.e., the statutes, regulations, agencies, and agents (so-called bureaucrats) needed to threaten and shrink one's comfort zone. 4) a granfalloon. 5) a fiction supported by those who kill on command and steal on demand under the guise of "protecting" their victims.
The outworking of history consistently demonstrates that government will, in spite of the Bill of Rights, arrogate all power to itself eventually, if the people don't act to prevent it. You have rights alright, just don't get caught exercising them, O.K.? "Government" is simply, unequivocally, and always initiation of force or coercion and nothing else.
Official "government" is disorganized, politicized; centralized; canonized and revered initiation of force, but it is no less initiation of force and coercion than any unofficial singular action of the same offensive or violent content.
"Government" is an abstract infinite entity acting as a possessive noun. There is not a single line in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or any governmental document that states that a natural person will be left alone as long as she or he does not impose upon another or others.
By commission and omission, all official decrees make clear that a human is regarded as owned property or resource of the god called "Corporate State." It is controlling the lives, energy and property of others that requires coercive force and this is its sole function. Endorsing the lie of an imagined abstract collective interest supports the very concept that gives rise to all covert and overt oppression.
"The government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of the way. It does not keep the country free.
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way." -Kirkpatrick Sale. The wayward notion that government redistributes wealth is widely held as sacrosanct as it is patently false. There are redistributes aspects, sure, but that's as close as it gets. "As long as government is allowed to exist, it will everywhere keep growing and getting worse.
Nearly everything that "governments" do (i.e., those with wholly symbolic roles "running" it, and who perform acts in its name) is grounded in fear. Government will cease to exist when people cease to grant it legitimacy—in other words stop believing in it, stop looking to it for solutions to problems in their lives, and stop supporting it." -Fred Woolworth.
Government has failed at every attempt in 6,000 years of recorded history.
Government atrocities—carried out by irrational functionaries, economic hit men, soldiers, diplomats, emissaries, etc., under every possible flavor or form of government—have littered the bloody pages of recorded history. Government is the indisputable greatest purveyor of murder, mayhem, genocide, exploitation, rape, forced starvation, pillage and chaos in the annals of humanity.
Government does not need to be abolished; merely rendered obsolete through seeing it for what it truly is—a prime manufacturer of poverty, brutal oppression, violence, coercion, conformity and fear.
The monetary genius E.C. Riegel once wrote that petitioning to government is like writing to Santa Claus.
Government has created its own necessity by making people (its fictitious subject-citizens) fearful of the violence it creates by the effects of its very existence— in the form of violent criminals and external aggressors. "Government is men and women providing services on a compulsory basis; pay or get shot. To be legitimate they would have to drop their guns and provide their services on a voluntary basis. However, the moment they do so, they cease to be a government. That's quite the conundrum." -Marc Stevens.
Government is at the root of the cycle of violence—you run to it for protection and run from it out of fear for your life. The Slaughterhouse is to cattle as "government" is to people.
"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." -U.S. "President" Ronald 'McDonald' Reagan.
"The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this—that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot." - No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority, Lysander Spooner.
Men and women calling themselves "government" violently impose themselves on victims labeled "citizens," and "ordain" scriptures called "laws" that define the way "government" sanctions business as a crime by providing services over the barrel of a gun.
What exactly is "government?" Have you ever seen a "government?" While there are varying degrees, "government" very simply is "one man violently controlling the life and property of another man." In some places this violent control is "decreed" to be for the latter's "own good" and "protection" and hailed as the "best system in the world." Because it's based on violence, there are no "states" or "nations," "states" being "voluntary associations."
You may recognize that violent control over a man's life and property is what we like to call—slavery. Slavery is a form of "government," and in most cases, if not all, synonymous with "government."
Govern means control, not protect. Have you ever noticed the word "protect" is mysteriously not included in any definitions of govern? "govern." To direct and control; to regulate; to influence; to restrain; to manage. State v. Ream, 16 Neb 681, 683." -Ballentine's Law Dictionary, page 530.
Just as there are no legitimate governments (power, jurisdiction and control over), there is no political "money" or currency (token) that isn't counterfeit (by its very nature). With government ("stationary bandits"), the final assessment is always: "Pear for your life and pay tribute to the overrulers or else." For subjugated people, given the choice of losing your wealth or your life, most choose to sacrifice their wealth in the form of exactions, i.e., tribute-cum-taxation. Government everywhere fastens itself on the backs of its victims. Rulers sustain their predation at the reluctant and fearful consent of the victim (garnering faux legitimacy)—a direct vestige of the Divine rights of kings trickbag.
(See: Fear, Slavery, Conquest, Anarchy, Granfalloon, Political Money, Public Service, Jurisdiction. Subjugation, RICO, Violence, Standing, Statism, Oppression, Fascism, Citizens, Authority, State, Gangs, Stationary Bandits, U.S. citizen, Taxtortion, TIN-Man, States, Allegiance, SSN, Power, Authority, Hierarchy, Holodeck Court, Constitution, Taxation, Corporate State, Murder, Ecocide, Political Monetary Units, Taxtortion, Control & Citizenship)
Government - (as commonly misunderstood)—a communal exchange of autonomy for appearance of order (peace via coercion), expanded over time, with the option of exercising violence being reserved to those who define and provide an illusion of order through force and fear. 2) a coercive institution—dysfunctional force and veiled violence. 3) the compelled enforcement of involuntary society. The Corporate State)—a fictitious entity (mental aberration or abstraction) and thus a non-producer of wealth, but masquerading as the prime merchant. 4) human failure programs that stay (hold off) maximumissness and depend on the support, (stealing then redistributing wealth) of its subject-victims. 5) 'organized' coerced support of selected monopolized services. 6) licensed, sanctioned and legalized criminal activity. 7) a sticky residue on your shoe. The whole idea of government is this: If enough people get together and act in concert, they can take some and not pay for it.
Any government represents a crucial compromise with freedom and distortion of reality, and no reified abstraction (however crafted by crafty corporate cartoonists) can protect anyone from any and all danger. The feudal subject-King relationship is exactly the same as the federal citizen-Government relationship. "That government is best which governs not at all; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections that have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government. The standing army in the U.S. is only an arm of the standing government put into action only after the economic hit men and "jackals" (wet-ops) return home unsuccessful in their missions to earn their booty off dirty intrigue commissions.
The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before people can act through it." -Henry David Thoreau (slightly adapted). Government was formed with one major and one minor purpose—the major purpose, being to protect the wealth of the wealthy; and the minor purpose being to prevent the non-wealthy from becoming wealthy and subjecting them to the dictates of statutes (written laws—not common law).
Government is itself an evil—an abstraction given artificial life for the ostensible purpose of preventing certain conditions from arising, these conditions being the product of injurious behavior (actual injury) on the part of other persons as well as autonomous freedom (ownership of one's body, mind and labor) of those subjugated to force, exploitation, jurisdiction and control.
Government is that group of people who hold the generally tolerated monopoly on acceptable violence.
"It is a function of government to invent philosophies [and sophistries] to explain the demands of its own convenience." -Murray Kempson.
Until people wake-the-spell up to a higher level of individual and collective consciousness, government so-called will remain an unnecessary, yet banefully suffered evil to battle the evil that itself breeds as a matter of course.
The creation and imposition of government is the compelled pressure to conform to what is common, established, unoriginal, unacceptable, and ultimately inimical to all, whether reinforced by law, lethal force or acculturation.
Throughout history many intelligent thinkers all around the world have tried to contemplate or design some way to have "government" and freedom too. Failing miserably and repeatedly to find one either in practice or in theory, it is time for intelligent human beings to give way to beings of higher consciousness using sagacity and sapience to finally realize that:. 1) "government" itself is a deadly mental contrivance and immanent threat to their freedom; 2) there is no way to prevent "government" from constantly increasing its power and eroding freedom; 3) "government" itself being a reification (deadly cartoon) will vanish when the illusion on which it rests dissipates.
This goes for all brands and flavors of "government" across the ideological spectrum.
Violence (against statists) makes government appear government legitimate. Non-violence and non-cooperation exposes government for what it is: a gang of killers, thieves and liars. Governments do not protect the people they subjugate and control; on the contrary, they control, kill, maim spray from the skies, lie, steal, harass, wrongfully imprison, torture and spy on them.
It is high time for the nature of "government" itself (not any particular brand on the violence spectrum) to be fully and plainly overstood and be regarded as an enemy—for it is truly our enemy. Freedom is the enemy of the State and our enemy is the State.
Government is deadly force deified and reified then superimposed (falsified) on non-consenting, clueless and passively willing duped-victims alike.
"The concept of some people telling other people what to do results in corruption of a fundamental kind the instant it is enacted into reality. All officials of government are corrupt because they draw their pay from people who are forced under dire threats to pay them." -Fred Woolworth.
The "agents" of "government" have in mind for you what you have in mind of it.
I find it odd that people trust the "government" when the "government" doesn't even trust them. How does it feel to get "felt-up" in a "pat-down" while opting out of the pervert's dream full electronic undressing body scan at airports?
The only true government is self-government.
"There's no government like no government."
Grow up and let Freedom Reign like it never has before in the history of the world. But until then, we get the government we deserve—New World Order—same old lies.
"This monstrous lumbering murder machine known as the government has become a self-service operation. It services itself. The people representing you are representing themselves or the vampires who own them.
Your government is not just inefficient, venal and a crack whore for the corporations. Your government is dangerous and out to get you. These people aren't fooling around and we shouldn't be either." -Les Visible.
"Government is always the most successful gangster." -Alan Watts, (cognitive dissident Anglican Priest).
"I am 44 years old and have never known any government but fascism and take it as a matter of course that they are out to get me. That is their job." -Don Smith, (cognitive dissident freedom activist) R.I.P.
(See: Violence, Voluntiered Slavery, Holodeck Court, Pathocracy, Technique, Self-Government, Cooperative Federalism Slavery, Taxation, Labor. "Money," Anarchy. Privilege, Eugenics, Force Continuum, Capital Punishment, "Wet Jobs," Corporate State, Nation-State, Granfalloon, Soldier, Citizen, Human Resources, Screwed, Constitutional Protections. Backside Economics, Territorial Gangsters, Property, Liberty, Freedom WHO, Merchant, Tort-Feasor, Bureaucrat, Taxtortion. Exaction, Conformity, Voting, Rights, Declaration of Independence, Private Services, Elections, Declaration of Interdependence & U.S. Constitution)