“The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.” ~ H. L. Mencken
Of course Mencken wrote that in the middle of the progressive era when do-gooders of every sort were afflicting men with their mindless “help”, so Mencken had an easy time seeing that little truth. Those of us alive today in the belly of the beast, that is, the US Empire, don’t really believe any more that the rulers are trying to help us out of some moral obligation on their part. Too much water over the damn for that.
Ah, but the next one has come to past in our times! …
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” ~ H.L. Mencken
The moron was Bush the lesser, and then we went on to to Obama who is the very personification of the dark heart of Americans who want to control others. We fight the Muslim because he believes differently than we do — hell, even worse he seems to really believe his religion! We can’t have that now can we? Of course it has been pointed out that not only does the Muslim believe a different religion, the overwhelming vast majority of them have darker skins that we do. Brown in fact. There seems to be a large measure of racism involved in the Empire’s treatment of the middle east.
But now the dark heart of the modern man, raised on violence everywhere he looks, is coming to pass in the person of Obama. “For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong,” and the American loves a simple solution — drone the bastards! “Get her done!” is our motto.
Democracy is the tyranny of the majority just as the ancients told us, so it will be the minority who will oppose the total control of the central government. That minority will be the first to taste the full brunt of the terror state that Obama is building, but the flag waving majority will get theirs in the end — good and hard no doubt. One hopes that before they die, the government worshippers who helped build this modern terror-state will realize their error before they travel on to their just “rewards” in whatever comes next.
The theory behind representative government is that superior men—or at all events, men not inferior to the average in ability and integrity—are chosen to manage the public business, and that they carry on this work with reasonable intelligence and honesty. There is little support for that theory in the known facts… ~Mencken
Some goober claimed in response to me that anarchy was “Utopian”. I got a laugh out of that little peace of ignorance as he obviously thinks that all the people acting in non-coerced, voluntary cooperation every day can’t work but that these same people will elect angels to make us all work together. But then, the fellow in question works for the Empire as a lawyer so I understand he can not possibly see anything that might hurt his income.
The worst delusion of modern man seems to be that “democracy” is somehow superior to other forms of government. Yet it is obvious that the lawmaker of today is totally devoid of principle. He is a political player in a grotesque power game. If the right pressure is applied to him he would cheerfully and forcefully be in favor of torture, bestiality, cannibalism or any other of a host of horrors.
The job of the radical libertarian is to seek to convert the masses to belief in the non-aggression principle, but often the first step is to make a man realize that “democracy” is a farce. It is the horrible deal that the ancients said it was thousands of years ago. When the common man sees this, then perhaps we can help him see why we believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve any government is largely a waste of time.