Government is a Corruption of Human Nature

Government is an unnatural state of man. Man’s nature is rooted in his ability to conceptualize himself and his environment, and thus to conceptually organize the distinction and orient and promote himself accordingly. Conceptualization is the seedbed of language, and language implies communication, and communication is shared between men, and, being a function of man’s basic nature, implies that communication via language is the root of human interaction. All men conceptualize, and thus all men share language…not necessarily the same language, of course, but at root, all men conceptualize and thus all men have the capacity to interact with all other men through language.

In short, communication via language is how all men naturally interact, and this from a conceptualizing nature which I submit implies a root existential equality between them. This existential equality, rooted in the conceptualizing nature, implies that the interaction of men must be utterly cooperative. Further, language is a merger of equal root existential natures, and therefore truly meaningful interaction can only be realized effectively, efficiently, and morally through cooperation.

To coerce another man rather than cooperate with him represents a de facto denial of that man’s root nature as a conceptualizing being, which denies existential equality, and this denial simply cannot be rationally defended. To force another man against his will is to also deny oneself. The outcome of this ultimately can only be confusion and chaos. On a mass scale, such as seen with governments, you will inevitably find war, mass murder, theft, exploitation, oppression, and eventual political and societal annihilation, as a cursory review of the history of all governments will prove.

Coercion is the antithesis of human nature. To coerce one’s fellow man is to presume an existential Authority and moral Superiority. For one man to rule another, or some men to rule other men, is to define and benchmark human existence by chaos, frustration, death, and meaninglessness.

Men coercing other men is the nature of government, and it is the denial of man, which means it is the death of man. Government is never a solution to man’s problems. It is not man when he is well, but man when he is sick.

2 thoughts on “Government is a Corruption of Human Nature

  1. We need only look towards the Crime section of any local newspaper to see examples of people behaving badly due to built up resentments, such as not being able to choose the outcomes of ones own life.

    There are already many areas of life that remain outside of our control, so leaving room for choice wherever possible is absolutely essential to maintaining a semblance of humanity.

    In a one-on-one setting, communication and cooperation become more than just virtues–they are 100% necessary. But humans are very good at leveraging the power of relationship building to band together and insulate themselves from perceived outside threats. Though tribalism provides temporary safety and comfort, it stifles cooperation and ultimately leads to greater societal unrest and increased threats within the community.

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