How States Keep You Down On The FARM
Supposedly, governments were invented to make human life easier and safer. But governments always end up enslaving humanity. That which we create to “serve” us ends up ruling us. The U.S. government by and for the people… now imprisons millions, takes half the national income by force, over-regulates, punishes, tortures, slaughters foreigners, invades countries, over-throws governments, imposes 700 imperialistic bases overseas, inflates the currency, and crashes future generations with massive debts.
That which we create to serve us ends up ruling us. The problem with the “state as servant” thesis is that it is historically, completely false, both empirically and logically. The idea that states were voluntarily invented by citizens to enhance their own security is utterly untrue.
The earliest governments and empires were in fact a ruling class of slave-hunters who understood that because human beings could produce more than they consumed, they were worth hunting, capturing, breaking in, and owning. When cows are placed in very confining stalls, they beat their heads against the walls resulting in injuries and infections. Thus farmers now give them more room; not because they want to set their cows free, but rather because they want greater productivity and lower costs. The next stop after free-range is not freedom.
The rise of state capitalism in the 19th century was actually the rise of free-range serfdom. Additional “liberties” were granted to the (human) livestock not with the goal of setting them free, but rather with the goal of increasing their productivity. When you look at a map of the world, you are not looking at countries, but farms.
You are allowed certain liberties: limited property ownership, movement rights, freedom of association and occupation; not because your government approves of these rights in principle – since it constantly violates them – but rather because free-range livestock is so much cheaper to own, and so much more productive.
State capitalism, socialism, communism, fascism, democracy; these are all livestock management approaches. Some work well for long periods, and some work very badly. They all fail eventually because it is immoral and irrational to treat human beings as livestock.
Rulers have recognized that if they prevent you from fleeing the farm, you will become depressed, inert, and unproductive. A serf is the most productive when he imagines he is free. Thus your rulers must provide you the illusion of freedom in order to harvest you most effectively. Thus you are allowed to leave, but never to real freedom, only to another farm.
Because the whole world is a farm, they will prevent you from taking a lot of money, they will bury you in endless paperwork, they will restrict your right to work, but you are “free” to leave. Due to these difficulties very few people do leave, but the illusion of mobility is maintained.
If only 1 out of 1000 cows’ escape, but the illusion of escaping significantly raises the productivity for the remaining 999, it remains a net gain for the farmer.
You are also kept on the farm through licensing. The most productive livestock are the (so-called educated) “professionals”. So the rulers fit them with an electronic dog collar called a license, which only allows them to practice their trade on their own farm.
To further create the illusion of freedom, in certain farms the livestock are allowed to choose between a few farmers (politicians) that the investors present. At best they are given minor choices (votes) in how they are managed.
(But) they are never given the choice to shut down the farm and be truly free.
Government schools are indoctrination pens for livestock. They train children to “love the farm” and to fear true freedom and independence, and to attack anyone who questions the brutal reality of human ownership.
Furthermore they create jobs for the intellectuals that state propaganda so relies on. The idea that democracy and some sort of social contract justifies the brutal exercise of violent power over billions is patently ridiculous.
If you say to a slave that his ancestors “chose” slavery and therefore he is bound by their decisions, he will simply say ‘If slavery is a choice, then I choose not to be a slave.‘ This is the most frightening statement for the ruling classes, which is why they train their slaves to attack anyone who dares speak it.
Statism is an ideology, and all ideologies are variations on human livestock management practices. Nationalism is pimped-out bigotry, designed to provoke a “Stockholm Syndrome” in the livestock. You do not have to be livestock. Take the red pill. Wake up. - Stefan Molyneux