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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.

Your Rulers Own Your Choices

You hear this a lot from your masters in government: “Refusing the [medication] is your choice, but you will suffer the consequences if you do.” Or something along those lines. This is the typical bluster of the abuser—“Look what you made me do!”

Tyranny is not the fault of the master, you see, but of the slave. If you only obeyed, you would not need to be punished. This is how they sleep at night. The ball is always in your court…it’s always up to you. That they make all the rules and you are forced to play the game, well, that bit they always conveniently ignore.

What the ruling class is really asserting is the ownership of your choice, which of course means that you have no choice. What is being told to you is: “Choose what we want you to choose or we will disable or destroy your ability to make choices”. Meaning that if your refuse them they will steal your property, banish you from society, throw you in prison, pen you in a concentration camp, or murder you.

“Dictated choice” is a contradiction in terms.

The Brutal Nature of Government

In order for government to truly act in the interests of the people, it must consider them as having equal or greater value. This means that the government either cooperates with or serves the people. But “serving” and “cooperating” are simply not the same thing as “governing”.

To conflate government with service and/or cooperation is dangerously naive. The relationship of subject to state is the relationship of prey to predator.

Democrats and Republicans (Liberals and Conservatives) are not the Same, but they are Two Sides of the Same Authoritarian Coin

Political parties are little more than the illusion that somehow there is a difference in ruling classes.

There isn’t.

The bromide of political parties lulls the people into thinking that there are people in government who are on their side; who care about them, and who wish to direct government towards their ultimate well-being.

There aren’t.

Political parties all mean the same thing: Authority. and Authority is force. And force is violence. And that violence is always directed from the ruling class to the people. Period. They are the rulers, you are the ruled. What you want, what you care about, what you feel, what you believe are always subject to the authority of the state. That is the nature of law and the government which is the incarnation of the law. Law commands, it does not negotiate, it does not cooperate, it does not compromise. The law dictates, and you obey or you are punished. It is as simple as that. You can dress it up in tales and fantasies of representation and democracy and free elections., but you cannot escape the absolute fact that it is a contradiction in terms to clam that you can freely choose those who will rule you. If you can choose between candidate A and candidate B but there is no option for NO candidate and NO office, then your choice is an illusion. The purpose of the State and the political class is to rule you…how that might look based upon the party initial tagged after a politician’s name is purely window dressing. In the end, it all becomes the same same-tyranny. This is why no mater how many democrats or republicans we elect in this country the slide towards plenary state control over all facets of individual life proceeds unhindered, year after year, day after day, election after election. It is not you and and the republicans politicians versus the democrats, or you and the democrat politicians versus the republicans. It is you versus the ruling class. It is them and us. That is the only real and true distinction.

Yet this does not mean that conservatives and liberals represent the exact same type of philosophical thinking…at least at the less fundamental levels. The outcome of the governance is truly the same tyranny, but this is because neither group understands that the logical conclusion of their philosophical assumptions cannot be achieved by the State. So, in an attempt to create that square circle, they contorts and manipulate the State into the chaotic totalitarian monster that it always becomes in end, and the entire thing inevitably collapses, and the ruling class is left scratching their heads and wondering what in the hell went wrong.

I will tell you.

It all has to do with how conservatives and liberals view human nature…their metaphysical assumptions about man. Liberals assume that man is fundamentally depraved, and utterly unsuited to his own existence. Man is born absent the natural capacity to apprehend truth, and because of that, he lacks the ability to exercise his will in service to morality and virtue. Or, man is born absent the ability to do goodness, even if he apprehends truth. It really doesn’t matter, because it means the same thing: man cannot be trusted to work out his own existence based solely upon his own existential merits. If left to himself, man will collapse into an ocean of vice and murder and exploitation and self-destruction. Therefore, a mystical priest class of philosopher kings who are somehow transcendently enlightened must force the barbarian masses into right thinking and right actions, via laws which they will obey under penalty of torment and death.

The problem is that because it is human nature which is flawed, meaning that man at his most basic and fundamental existential level is utterly insufficient for his own existence, the philosopher kings and their governments must ultimately fail in their supreme goal of saving man from himself, and fail to create a perfect utopia of morality and virtue (whatever that is to look like based upon the political convenience of the time, e.g. a Workers Utopia, a Social Justice Utopia, an Aryan Utopia, etc.).

The only fix for a mankind which is utterly flawed at its very existential root is not to have been born at all. Man is evil BECAUSE he exists—this is the only true metaphysical premise one can conclude from the assumption of man’s natural insufficiency to truth and morality. Therefore the control of man by the State must extend all the way to the very root of man’s existence. The State must BECOME man for him. In other words, man is annihilated instead of ushered into the moral utopia. The State destroys him instead of saving him.

This is the liberal failure.

Now, conservatives are like liberals in their metaphysical assumption about the nature of man, but their assumptions regarding man’s natural depravity are implicit, rather than explicit. This is why liberals and conservatives are not the same thing separated only by superficial semantics, but are instead like two sides of the same coin. The same but different, you could say.

Conservatives assert, and actually do believe to an extent, that the individual is sacrosanct in his essence. They claim the intrinsic natural worth of the individual, and thus make at the very least an implicit claim that man is by nature capable of truth and thus of pursuing moral virtue in and of himself. In other words, man is not considered by conservatives to be a failure to his own existence…at least not explicitly, as the liberals do. They see man as inherently able in and of himself, and yet, man alone still cannot achieve the kind of moral, harmonious existence which allows him to express his worthy nature.

But why is this? If man is of himself capable of truth and morality, then what is his stumbling block?

In conservative metaphysics, as far as I can deduce, the problem isn’t man himself, but man’s environment that poses the insurmountable barrier to his existential success. Man’s inherent virtue finds no soil on earth, because the environment (however that happens to be defined…sometimes it’s defined as the hinderances of evil men, or the hinderances of the natural world, or the limitations of man’s own physical or intellectual powers) is utterly prohibitive of his success, being entirely incompatible (again for a plethora of reasons, as the times make convenient to the conservative ruling class) with man’s nature, though nan’s nature be fundamentally good.

This is where the conservative version of government comes in. The point of the State is to allow—and this is a very, very important term…it is the crux of conservative hypocrisy—for the actual efficacy of man’s capable nature. Man is free to exercise his own mind and will and values only after the State has instituted decrees and has underwritten these decrees with laws which allow him to do so. Those decrees are known as “rights”, and they do not meaningfully and efficaciously exist without the State.

What this means is that the right of man to freely express himself upon his environment can and will be violated without the presence of the State to ensure that the environment accommodates man. This makes “rights” something non-inherent and endemic to mans existence, itself. Rights are institutionalized and rendered meaningful by the State, and these rights are the only effective hedge for man against an environment which will ineluctably annihilate him without the institutionalized acknowledgement of man’s rights, and the implicit violence, through the law, that the State exercises in service to them.

And here is where the conservative metaphysical failure converges with the liberal one. Here is where the coin is forged.

In both instances man’s effective moral existence utterly depends upon the State…man must be accommodated to his own existence by the coercive violent Authority of the ruling class. The left does it by forcing man into his environment, and the right does it by forcing the environment into man. And the difference HERE is of course purely semantic. It is two different ways of saying the same thing. Man’s nature and the environment in which he finds himself are entirely antithetical to one another, and the ruling class exists to force a union between them by coercive violence called “the Law”.

Conservatives will tell you that their brand of government allows you to live free. But “allowing” and “freedom” are mutually exclusive political concepts. You are not free to do that which you are ALLOWED to do by one who has the power and authority to nullify that behavior should they deem it necessary. To be allowed to do something implies authority by its very definition, and living under authority is NOT freedom. It is the utter opposite of freedom. Conservatives allowing people to live free quickly becomes conservatives dictating just what freedom shall look like.

The logical conclusion of liberal ruling class metaphysics is the categorical death of man; the logical conclusion of conservative ruling class metaphysics is the same, it’s just that conservative metaphysics take the scenic route—man’s categorical death is implicit, rather than explicit. The nod to man’s fundamental natural ability to apprehend truth and exercise that truth in service to morality implies that man should be free, in the true sense of the word. Man, because he possesses a natural ability to work out his own existence by the qualities he is born with, need NOT be governed at all, and his natural state is freedom—not under law, not under force, not under authority. But this state of man is of course completely opposed to government, which includes a conservative government, which includes the conservative ruling class. This of course cannot and will not be tolerated by the conservative ruling class, and so this class winds up looking and acting just like every other ruling class:

As tyrants.

In both the liberal and conservative cases, the utopia they promise the masses never materializes, and the masses are left exploited, tortured, and murdered..

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Government is the Dragon: Why government is fundamentally redundant

The State is an expression of Satan, and by this I mean that it is an institutionalized lie, a father of lies, and by “lie” I mean contradiction. I mean an idea which, if one attempts to apply it, leads only to chaos, misery, and the death of Self. The State is anti-life, anti-human, and even anti-itself. The State is a contradiction, and contradictions are nothing, and they produce nothing. They are holes in reality.

Government is an institution built upon the metaphysical lie that human existence can only be perpetuated by force—that is, by violence—violence against the very nature of man himself—the Consciousness, the Will, Awareness of One’s Self, Volitional Application of Knowledge, and knowledge rooted in reason, reason being the non-contradictory integration of concepts to organize realty into meaningful truths in order to promote both the existence of One’s Self and that of Others to whom and with whom truths are communicated and expressed. Without the Self and Other, communication is impossible, and thus language, and thus concepts, and thus consciousness, itself, is meaningless. And because government is built upon a metaphysical lie—that man’s nature is insufficient to his own existence, and therefore he must be controlled by an Authority outside of his own rational and moral natural faculties—it can produce only lies about those it governs. And this it does with great prodigiousness. However, Government’s greatest lie of all is the one it tells about itself, to itself: that it serves a purpose, and that it is not an abject redundancy.

Government is always built upon a Collective Ideal, and that Ideal is Absolute. It is the Nation, the Tribe, the Race, the People, the Church, the Kingdom, the Worker’s Utopia, Diversity, Equality, Tolerance, the Common Good, etc….and this Ideal, being wholly abstract, is limitless. It cannot be contained within reality, and yet it must rule over reality; it must subordinate reality to itself; it must make reality a direct function of its own infinite essence. Thus, when it makes a claim to its explicit right to rule over man, and by extension man’s environment, it is making the implicit claim that it shall rule the whole of reality, and in fact, the whole of Existence. But by “rule over” we do not mean merely control…it is something much deeper and more fundamental than that. We mean consumption. We mean that it shall consume Existence. It shall become Existence…there shall be no functional distinction between Existence and the Ideal. All is the Ideal.

Government consumes everything around it, based upon the assumption and assertion, both expressed implicitly and explicitly in various iterations, that it alone has a right to exist. All else, then, is to be made into Itself. And thus here we can see that even the very name “Government’ is a lie. It does not govern…for if everything is Itself, then what is there for it to govern? There is to be no distinction between man and State, nor Environment and State (for Government cannot truly govern unless it governs the places where man exists), nor Reality and State (Government cannot truly govern unless it governs the relationship between man and man’s environment), nor Existence and State (Government cannot truly govern unless it governs the nature of how and why all things ARE).

Government, by its very nature and very expressed purpose, obliterates all distinctions between Itself and all else. Government is the incarnation of the Absolute, Infinite, Collective Ideal, which can have no limit, no boundary…that is the nature of an abstract. Like color, or diversity, or altruism, or natural law…these things are conceptual tools that man uses to organize his environment…they are not themselves distinct aspects of that environment. Thus, taken as they are, in there own essence, they are infinite…without boundaries or corners or limits, in the unfettered spaces of the human consciousness. Once the relationship is reversed, we can know of the inevitable chaos and unavoidable annihilation which must follow. Once man becomes a tool of the abstract, instead of the other way around, death must inevitably follow. To make an Abstract the reality into which man and all else must fit is to destroy the distinction. All becomes Abstract, and thus, all becomes nothing. And this is precisely what Government is, and does. Government is the establishment of an Abstract (Race, Nation, Diversity, Equality, Common Good, etc.) as that to which all else must be subordinated. The Abstract RULES OVER…but the Abstract, being infinite, has no frame of reference for anything other than itself. So to RULE OVER is to obliterate the distinction between that which rules and that which is ruled over. From the very start then, Government is rationally defunct…pointless, redundant, meaningless, contradictory. The very idea of Government cannot be accommodated at root by reason, and thus it cannot comport with man and the environment over which it is to rule. Government is stillborn. DOA. it is an institutionalized non-sequitur.

Finally, because Government is all-consuming, Government must necessarily consume even itself. Once it has reached its unavoidable conclusion, which is the categorical control of everyone and everything (assuming it hasn’t collapsed before this…yet, it will collapse, of this you can be sure), Government has nothing left to govern. In other words, when all has been absorbed Into itself, and all has become an expression of itself, there is nothing over which to exercise its Authority except itself. It will then begin to swallow itself…feeding on its own body to sustain its own existence.

And so in this sense, we can see that the State is indeed the Dragon; it is Satan in institutionalized form. The father of lies, where the liar lies principally to himself, and murders himself by fundamentally rejecting the truth about his own infinite pointlessness. Government is the Dragon, and Its name is Ouroboros.

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Post Script—

To grant you freedom by placing you under Authority; to protect your life by refusing to allow you to live it; to provide for your existence by delegitimizing it; promoting peace amongst you while waging war against you…this is government; this is the State. As it is, was, and ever shall be. An institutionalized contradiction; a granting of all power to a bottomless pit, with no possible outcome except the pit, itself. It is nothing which intends to be everything.

The government cannot help you, and never could; the government hates you, and always did; the government fails, and always will; the government lies to you, because truth is not in its nature; the Government is a contradiction, and contradictions are holes in reality.

 

Masks for Chaos; Masks for Control: YOU are the real virus

If you are diagnosed with coronavirus, you are ordered to isolate; you must stay home and avoid contact with the public. Even if you wear a mask you are not permitted to occupy or traverse a public space. And the reason why you’re not permitted to break your quarantine, even if you’re wearing a mask, is because it’s understood both by the state and their medical advisors that masks do not prevent the transmission of coronavirus (or other microbial respiratory infections for that matter, which is why we’ve never been mass-ordered to wear them in public until now, where certain sociopolitical and economic conditions have altered the state’s approach to public health.)

If masks do not halt the transmission of coronavirus, and this is evidenced by the government demanding that those who have tested positive for the virus be isolated, and cannot breach their quarantine even if wearing a mask, then what is the point of mask laws?

Well, there is of course no medical answer to that question. The answer is purely political.

Some may argue that while masks do not halt the spread of the coronavirus, they reduce it, and this is why mask-wearing is compulsory. But there are a couple of critical problems with this. The first, and I believe simplest, is that if we know that masks do not prevent the transmission of coronavirus, then we simply cannot say that any reduction in coronavirus cases is due to mask-wearing. Again, masks are NOT preventative…this we know. Therefore mask-wearing can never reduce the virus transmission rate to zero. Even if we say that masks are a reductive measure, we know that because they cannot reduce to zero, “reduce” becomes an entirely meaningless concept—infinitely relative. Masks do not prevent the spread of coronavirus, therefore it will spread in spite of mask-wearing laws. Infection rates will continue to increase as a trend, even if people wear masks. Even if the infection rates were to slow, it could never be known with any degree of certainty that this is due to mask-wearing. It would be impossible to rule out all other factors and determine that the decrease in infection rates is because of masks. All we can know for certain is that masks do not prevent the spread of coronavirus. Thus, we cannot make any logical inferences from mask-wearing other than what is ALREADY known, which is, again, that masks do not prevent the spread of coronavirus. And this is why all those boxes of masks you are now seeing piled up  in stores all over the country come with disclaimers on them which read something to the effect of “THIS IS NOT A MEDICAL DEVICE”. Even the mask-making companies know that masks do not prevent the transmission of coronavirus. This should tell you everything you need to know.

Another problem is this: Because the coronavirus by its nature continually spreads (at least until it runs its course through a population and then self-limits, as viruses tend to do, or there is a vaccine), and there is no known cure or objectively preventative measure, then there is always at any given moment an unknown number of coronavirus cases circulating in public. Therefore, even if you introduce a reductive measure, like a mask-wearing law, you can never know to what degree that measure is effective in reducing cases of the coronavirus. You cannot calculate a percentage from a reference number which is unknown. What is 20% of an unknown quantity? 10%? 60%?

Exactly.

My point here is that the laws passed by the state in order to ostensibly mitigate the threat of the coronavirus are based on utterly subjective and un-verifiable assumptions. We are unable to know whether or not any of these laws actually have any relevant effect of any kind, let alone a statistically significant one. We do know that measures like mass lockdowns and the inconsistent and random decisions on what constitutes an “essential business” which may remain open to the public have a degenerative effect on the economy and on social cohesion, and we do know how destructive and lethal this is to people. But the state doesn’t care about that. Because here is the reality: In any crisis, the first and foremost problem as far as the government is concerned is always the people. Always remember that.

At any rate, the fundamental coercive nature of the state makes it impossible for it to ever manage a health crisis like SARS-CoV-2, because it precludes the possibly of gathering any objective data which might be useful in combating it. The state, you see, above all, wants to control…it doesn’t seek to understand, to research, to analyze, to think. It wants to control; it wants to consume. That is its only real purpose. Control and consume the individual Self…incorporate the individual  into the Collective Ideal, whatever that may be (e.g. The People, the Nation, the Race, the Church, the Class, the Culture, etc.). The state is not wisdom, it is not truth, it is not life, it is not health, it is not help, it is not science. It is force, and force is violence. Period.

And here is where we get to the truth of what is happening with respect to the coronavirus—a truth is so inexorable that it defies the intentions of even the most benevolent members of government.

What we assume is that the state wants to destroy the virus and preserve the individual. But this is a lie. The state wants to use the coronavirus, like it uses everything else, to eliminate the individual, who represents the only real and relevant threat to government, The individual exists as a thinking, self-actualizing, self-aware, self-volitional agent whose nature as such challenges the state’s presumption of its own Absolute Authority. The self-aware individual has a nature which precludes a natural willingness or even fundamental ability to be controlled and to have truth dictated to him, and this is an unforgivable offense to the state, whose only existential purpose is to do just that: control and dictate. And this is why government measures to manage the virus are seemingly contradictory, chaotic, and irrational. The state’s actions are completely irrational and meaningless with respect to science and medicine, but they ARE COMPLETELY CONSISTENT with its true and ineluctable objective of exercising absolute authority over the individual; to consume him, control him and thereby destroy him.

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Only men and women who are free to exercise their fundamental and existential core of self-agency, reason, awareness, and volition can ever engage in actions which will truly eliminate threats to their lives and property, because only by this can a truly objective outcome of such actions be achieved: the preservation of humanity as it invariably and necessarily manifests according to its fundamental nature, which is the conscious, volitional Self. Once the individual is redefined by the state as an abject, existential threat to state power, and humanity’s root nature as a thinking, conscious, self-aware, volitional agent is cast as an aberration and as anathema to reality, not an expression of it, then the resolution of all national crises will necessarily involve the increased restriction and subjugation of individual freedom. For the state, the root of all evil is what it considers the great Lie of the Individual, and this is the audacity of human beings to consider their own singular conscious minds and wills as somehow rational, natural, and entitled to some kind of existential consideration, much less promotion and affirmation. You see, all crises, like pandemics for instance, which are not state artifice, are to the state a reflection of the root evil of the individual. Thus, to control and consume the individual is the solution to EVERY problem, be it a pandemic, or foreign hostility, or domestic rebellion, or natural disaster, or whatever, which is why government responses to these crises always involve an expansion of government power over its citizen. The answer is never more freedom, but AlWAYS less, even when more freedom, such as in the case of the coronavirus, would encourage measures that could actually work FOR the individual, not against him, and thus real scientific data could be collected and efficaciously utilized. In a truly free (that is, a stateless) society, we would not attempt to protect people whilst simultaneously reject the very thing that makes them people in the first place—their conscious Selves; their minds, their wills. Only an institution of pure contradiction  and violence, like the state, does this.

So what do the masks represent?

Fundamentally, they are reminder that you are owned. They are an expression of state power; they are another example of the government’s natural instinct to wage war against its citizens—against the individual; against the Self. The implementation of irrelevant and contradictory legal demands is how the state continues to foment the ethos of the mainstream mass acceptance of absolute Authority. The state does not mitigate or prevent crisis—that is neither its purpose nor its nature. It creates crisis, or exploits it, in order to undermine individual human existence by delegitimizing and marginalizing will and thought and reason, all things which affirm and validate human consciousness, and replaces these things with itself. The governing of human beings is, specifically, the subordination of their individual wills and minds, their very natural SELVES, to the external Authority of the state, which is established as the practical and materially efficacious incarnation of the Collective Ideal, whatever that may be—the labels are endless, but they all mean the same thing in the end: totalitarian chaos and the death of man, leading, ironically, to the utter collapse of the state, itself, until the cycle starts all over again

The state exists to become humanity for it; to own it; to subsume it, and consume it, and this is done though the systematic and persistent creation of chaos, the normalization of crisis, the fomenting of a public mindset of abject fear and mistrust, the initiation of utterly irrational and unrealistic legal obligations and threats, and the dissemination of contradictory ideas (e.g. wear a mask to protect others from the coronavirus; it is not safe to breach isolation even with a mask, because a mask will not prevent the spread of coronavirus). These things are intended to demolish humanity’s ability to rationally interpret and thus manage realty in general, and any given environment. This precludes the individual’s successful and productive association, negotiation, and cooperation with his fellow man. The state exploits the chaos for the sake of its own power. It creates crisis, promotes chaos, wages war against its citizens and the rest of the world (to whatever extent it is able) in order to slake its lust for control and wealth and hedonistic whim, all the while telling itself and the rest of humanity that it is doing a broad, benevolent service for mankind, which, if left ungoverned, uncontrolled, and un-coerced, could never exist on its own merits, because it is existentially insufficient. The consciousness is a charlatan; the will ineluctably foolish and barbaric and self-serving, the truth and morality infinitely elusive to the human character. In short, the state assumes that humanity’s metaphysical nature is utterly useless to existence, and then invents or manipulates scenarios to “prove” its assumption.

The state is an intractable psychopath and an insatiable vampire, and it is in charge of protecting your health.

Good luck with that.

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Mortality Rate or Tyranny Rate?: Why all the Covid-19 numbers numbers favor state power

Have you ever wondered why, despite the incredibly low case fatality rate, the relatively low incidence rate, the overwhelming percentage of at-risk individuals being comprised of strictly the elderly, and more still, elderly with comorbidities; the prestigious list of scientists who have questioned the efficacy and wisdom of government lockdown measures, or outright condemned them as completely disproportionate relative to the danger (Michael Levitt, John Ioannidis, Knut Wittkowski, Johan Giesecke, Sunetra Gupta, just to name a handful), the scarcity of evidence regarding the efficacy of face masks and social distancing as preventative measures in public settings, the inconsistency with which mortality and incidence rates manifest around the world, the inconsistency with which public health measures are enforced, or that the enforcement seems lightest towards groups who are seen as expeditious to the greater consolidation and expansion of government power …yes, have you every wondered why, despite all of this, that the screws of state control seem to tighten ever more, with no hope of loosening for the foreseeable future?

Well, the answer is simple: All of those statistics, and all of the voices of all of those demurring and suspicious scientists, despite what may be intuitive to us, must and do necessarily affirm, not deny, the blatant increases we are seeing in the practical manifestation of the state’s insatiable totalitarian ambitions.

Let’s take a moment to think about something fundamental. That is, what are we fundamentally admitting when we cry foul at draconian government intrusion upon the rights of life, liberty, association, and property in response to a virus that only has a 1-2% mortality rate, and poses no statistically significant risk to anyone under 21, and only a very minor risk to those between the ages of 21 – 65? What are we conceding when we declare that face masks do not actually work in preventing the spread of coronavirus and more than likely pose a substantial health risk for long term users due to cumulative oxygen deprivation, and the persistent taxing of the body’s cardiopulmonary functions?

Go ahead and take a moment to think about it. I’m sure you will get it, if you haven’t already…

Got it?

Of course you do.

What we are conceding, when we discuss the implied relationship between the numbers and the state’s response, is that the government has the fundamental right to use its coercive violent power to compel individual behavior in order to manage an individual’s risk. We are admitting that the individual does not have a natural right to decide for him or herself what risk to take or not take, or what levels of risk they have deemed acceptable for themselves in service to their own lives, but that, to some degree, inexorably, immutabely, everyone must and shall be managed by state force.

We are conceding that we, the people, do not have full autonomy of our own existence, but that there is a part of our own lives that shall be ever off limits to us, and severed from our wills and our wishes and our minds; that a part of us belongs entirely to the state, to be pushed prodded and threatened and dictated to, irrespective of whatever we feel or desire. We imply that if only the coronavirus were a bit more deadly, then coercive government violence in the form of public health decrees would be acceptable, righteous, and necessary. The only reason we have a problem with what the state is doing is because the numbers are too low. In other words, we concede that the degree to which we should be free to exercise our liberty as individuals, with respect to the coronavirus, and by extension anything else, is nothing more than an academic discussion of “how much?”. How much risk is acceptable? How much liberty should we have in this circumstance or that?

The problem is that the answer to the question “how much?” can and will only ever be provided by the state. And that means totalitarianism.

The individual is a Self; the individual is singular…an “I”, a “Me”. Existentially, you are One. there are no degrees of Self; no percentage of “I”. To claim that you can outsource a part of YOU, of your YOU-NESS, to an authority who shall somehow exist as that part of you for you is folly.

What degree of health risk constitutes the transition between tyranny and liberty? Two percent? Five? 20? 50? At what point do we get to say “Whoa, hold on a minute, that number is too small, you have no authority here”?

The point at which the government must step in and take over—to live our lives for us—is a point that the individual, you and me, cannot see from our existential frame of reference. Our frame of reference is Self…is singular. Self, or “I”, is what we know from and think from and do from, and from our categorical vantage point it is absolute; it is complete; it is whole. We cannot thus claim or concede that there is part of us that is beyond our capacity to know or act from—we would have no frame of reference for this; we would have no way of knowing the amount or percentage of such a thing, or the implications of our inability to manage it, and thus to what extent it should be compelled from outside of us by an external authority.

My point is that as soon as we concede, either explicitly or implicitly, that the state may claim ownership over a part of ourselves we have conceded that the state may claim ownership over all of ourselves.

Discussing or quibbling over numbers is a non sequitur, and even worse a distraction from the real question, which is, “Does the state have a right to manage risk?” That’s the real debate. We should not demand freedom based upon the spurious and irrelevant referencing of scientists and statistics and percentages and spreadsheets and computer models. We should reject asinine, contemptible, childish, and oppressive government demands not because the virus is only one percent dangerous, but because we one hundred percent refuse to become slaves.

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There will be No More Elections Because there is no More Need of Them: American capitulation ended the Republic in 2020

I’ve spent a couple of days trying to figure just how to approach this article. I’ll admit, it’s been difficult, and fair warning, I will try to be hopeful here, but this isn’t my strong suit (as I’m sure you’ve noticed if you’ve spent any time reading here). In my own defense, though, history hasn’t provided much evidence in support of hope. Nations collapse, empires implode…this is the way of things. It is the inevitable conclusion of the philosophical premises upon which nations and empires and all governments are built. The manner in which these things happen may be different, this is superficial…the window dressing is of a different color and style, perhaps, but it’s still the same window. Still, the future doesn’t exist yet, by definition, so maybe if enough people push back in whatever ways present themselves moment by moment the worst of the tyranny can be thwarted. But…probably not.

While I’m on the way to the grocery store the other day I see a man in a convertible wearing a face mask. So, yeah…make of that what you will.

The good news is that the guy in the convertible won’t be voting in the next presidential election. The bad news is that neither will you or I. Well, I wasn’t going to anyway because I gave up voting almost ten years ago now…because I can’t get around the rank contradiction of voting for those who will rule me.

But let’s talk about that for a moment. The election I mean, because I think the sooner we  admit to ourselves the truth none of us wish to admit, the sooner we can begin to think about how we will manage things going forward.

As I have mentioned in many previous articles, western representative democracies have relied upon a facade and artifice of “freedom”, and “liberty” and “bill of rights” and “equal representation” and “private property” and “all men are created equal”, and other such bromide which is fed to the masses to goad compliance to the ruling class. Marx once said that “religion is the opium of the masses”…at least I think it was Marx. Maybe it was Neitzsche? At any rate, I completely agree with that statement…but only if by “religion” we mean “liberal democracy” because THAT is a religion which so completely and soundly satisfies the aphorism as to render its application to any other religion somehow shallow and incomplete. Anyway, the ruling class in the West has for a couple of centuries governed in such a way that the tax cattle (the middle class, I mean…the ruling class is to a large extent financed and intellectually defended by the wealthy/monied m class, to the point where the line between them today is blurred almost completely beyond distinction)… the ruling class has in the past governed in such a way that the tax cattle affirm and promote their own oppression and servitude because they believe they are free and not because they know they are NOT, and, somewhat paradoxically, fear punishment for disobedience. Both of these methodologies are effective in compelling slavery to the ruling class, and truly the deception of liberal democracy, where citizens vote for politicians who generally serve only for a set number of years, and who give themselves the massively ironic title of “public servant”, is much more profitable, stable, efficient, and effective than rank tyranny. This is easy to understand, for if one becomes a slave willingly because he thinks slavery is freedom, then the ruling class can focus its energies on consolidating wealth and power and influence and meting out death and destruction with the aid of a good night’s sleep. You see, when the slaves are unaware of their situation, their masters don’t need to spend money on fences and towers and guns and guards. They can pretend that everyone is equal, and that we are all friends, and that any distinction between ruler and ruled is academic at best.

However, as a nation evolves this illusory egalitarian mask begins to crumble…and this perhaps even in spite of the best attempts of the ruling class and their financiers in the wealth and monied classes to prevent it. This has to do with the inexorable evolution of the root ideas. You see, everything boils down to the metaphysics—what is fundamentally believed about the nature of reality will necessary define what is true and what is good and how truth and goodness should be disseminated amongst humanity. And from this we get practical application of the fundamental philosophical ideas. They become manifest…empirical. They are worked out, as it were, and evolve to an inevitable conclusion. It would be too much of a distraction from the main point here to discuss this in detail, and I have done so in other articles on this blog, Suffice to say that all governments are rooted in collective metaphysics, and there is simply no getting around this, and the conclusion of collectivist metaphysics is tyrannical politics, and the conclusion of tyranny is inevitable obsolescence—once the tyrannical authority has destroyed or otherwise neutralized all those over which it has authority, it is no longer an authority, and thus it begins to feed on itself…it becomes an Ouroboros, you could say, and thus becomes what it always intrinsically was: nothingness born from fundamental self-contradiction. So even though the facade of a liberal democracy which pays very convincing lip service to individual rights and liberty is much more effective and efficient when it comes to providing the ruling class with degrees of power and wealth only imagined in outright autocracies, outright autocracy IS the destiny of the liberal democracy.

Here’s why: The ruling class wants to stay the ruling class. After a while, things like term limits and free elections and representation and all that folderol become a distraction, then, as government grows inevitably more and more mendacious, an outright obstacle. Liberal democracy becomes an obstacle to what the ruling class explicitly or implicitly knows is the entire point of the existence of the State, and via State the existence of the ruling class: to rule. .The ruling class then begins to lay down for itself a substrata of unelected power, and this unelected power grows and grows to the point where it can no longer be effectively shielded from public view, and no longer wishes to be. It no longer wishes to pretend it does not exist. It knows the metaphysics, and it knows that according to the metaphysics it alone has the right to dictate truth and to determine the moral virtue of anyone and everyone.

And here we are.

The United States is officially no longer. It is done. Over. 244 years it lasted, and this is completely typical for the life span of an empire. In fact, it’s a little on the short side. An empire, based on historical numbers, lasts an average of ten generations, or 250 years, regardless of the form of government. So the nation which boasts the most enlightened and egalitarian and libertarian version of governance has lasted for a shorter duration than the average. We are not special. We are not freer. We are a nation, and that nation is ruled, and nations that are ruled rise and fall the same way, all the time, every time. Because the metaphysics never change. And never will. At all. Period.

The coronavirus killed the United States, and United Kingdom, and pretty much every other western liberal democracy. The government, almost LITERALLY overnight, abolished Constitutional law, and with it, the rights the Constitution bestows upon the citizens…rights which must be honored if the United States can be considered the United States. Movement, association, private property, commerce, free speech, privacy, education, unbiased application of the law…all abolished in the name of public health.

How ironic.

And in response to this, what did Americans do?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

American dutifully complied, and still comply to this day in the vast majority of cases, with unconstitutional decrees issued not by vote, or consensus, or compromise, or due consideration, but capricious, monolithic, politically expeditious governors’ executive orders which are based on no objective medical data, no validated research, no thought to the severe long term consequences or collateral damage. The State sent its propaganda machine into overdrive, cooking numbers, manipulating data, ignoring contrary expert opinions, condemning citizens who dared demand the right to manage their own risk, and calling people racists when all else failed to shut them up. The usual filthy tactics. Weeks went by, then months, then more months…the lockdown persisted and persisted, even after it was discovered that the virus has mortality rate at best that of the flu, and probably lower. But no pushback was forthcoming. Oh, sure, a few protests popped up here and there, but they were quickly condemned by the propaganda juggernaut of the globalist media, and the participants were threatened with jail and other forms of state violence if they did not comply with social distancing and mask-wearing protocols. Then a black man died whilst in custody of police in Minneapolis, and all hell broke lose. Predictably, the lower class rage mobs of welfare/single motherhood psychological dysfunction, along with communist paramilitary agitators like “Antifa” took to the streets and vomited out their perfunctory moral atrocity upon the land—arson, looting, theft, murder—the usual barbarian fare. The tax cattle put on their masks and social distanced. The police were told to stand down as private property was destroyed and pillaged and some of the tax cattle were shot and beat to death and smashed to pieces. In response the tax cattle put on their masks and social distanced. Then the rage mobs vandalized and burned and  threw down monuments and statues and other testaments to the nation’s history and identity, and once again the police were told to stand down, and they did, and the State let it happen. And the tax cattle put on their masks and social distanced. An entire six-block area of Seattle, Washington was seized by the rage mobs and their communist benefactors, who declared it a distinct and separate geopolitical entity from the United States, and commandeered the property and lives of the citizens who lived and worked there, then proceeded to engage in predictable communist behavior—beating, killing, stealing, vandalizing, terrorizing, destroying, littering, making all things ugly, and excelling at incompetence and filth in general. The police abandoned their station therein and the governor told law enforcement to stand down.

The tax cattle put on their masks and social distanced.

Back to elections.

Taking all of this into account, can we really expect the ruling class to allow anymore “free” elections? And even if by some unlikely chance they do, that they will honor the outcomes, assuming they do not interfere with those outcomes, or that they will represent anything meaningful? Elections exist to placate the tax cattle…to maintain the illusion of freedom, because this illusion is seen as a necessary pillar of their power and wealth. But this illusion is clearly no longer necessary. The tax cattle aren’t stirring, they aren’t threatening anything…they are following the herd to the feed troughs and charnel houses and milking-stables in lines, socially distancing six-feet apart and wearing masks. Cities burn and monuments crumble and the Constitution lines litter boxes and American shrug. When the signal is red, we stop. When it is yellow we use caution. And when it’s green we go, but only after seeking a reassuring nod from our overlords in the respective capital cities.

I have two words for you: Joe Biden. He is all you need to know about how seriously the ruling class is taking the next presidential election. A demented old man nearing 80 who can’t string together a coherent sentence and can’t remember anything socially relevant that happened after 1972 and has a rap sheet of corruption that reaches to Neptune and has a reputation of being gropey and gross and who couldn’t beat Trump in a debate if Trump were reading off the funny pages. No one on the left is excited about Biden, no democrat has even a thimble-full of political faith in him, and the ruling class in general, with the election a mere four months away and a chance to oust their most hated president in US history, is almost entirely ignoring the election and instead is devoted to carpet bombing Americans with the endless demagoguery and fear-mongering of an essentially harmless and irrelevant virus.

Those of you who anxiously anticipate the reelection of President Trump as some sort of stop-gap or even remedy to the impending tyranny, my understanding and sympathies are with you. However, I do feel that reality is always the best approach, so I am compelled to inform you that you should anticipate Trump’s reelection no longer. Because there will be no election. Our rulers no longer have to pretend that they serve. Now they are free to simply rule.

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Socialist Soup in the United States: Masks, the Mob, and the Cops (Part FOUR)

Now, about the police, and the calls to defund them by communist organizations like “Antifa” and “Black Lives Matter”, along with a substantial number of ruling class elites and politicians. America is not Cuba, or China, or North Korea, or East Germany in the 1950s and 1960s. Unlike these overtly totalitarian regimes, whose ruling classes openly employ the police as rank puppets of their autocratic ideologies, and where the police essentially comprise the sum and substance of the judicial system on the whole, where knee-smashing and head-bashing thugs are given badges and uniforms and are tasked with being judge, jury, and executioner all in one…unlike these places, the ruling class of the West, and the United States in particular, have much more of a reluctant relationship with the police. In a “perfect” totalitarian state, which again as I have mentioned previously in this series, is the logical conclusion of all governments, including western democracies, despite totalitarianism being less profitable and less efficient, the police serve the whims and pleasures of the ruling class at all times, without exception, and with pure, undiluted violence, to compel the categorical rank servitude of the masses in both thought and deed. But here in the West, and again the United States in particular, the police serve as an unwitting part of the facade of “constitutional freedom”, and the feint and artifice of liberal democracy. This is because in the West, “liberal democracy” is the ostensible context in which the ruling class operates and exists…it is why the ruling class is the ruling class. Thus, it is the illusion which the ruling class must maintain in order to continue to enjoy the power they possess. Now, again, understand that this does not mean that liberal democracy is maintained in perpetuity in the West…the whole point of this article series is to articulate an example of the evolution of liberal democracy into rank authoritarianism, and the natural tendency of the ruling class to resort to overt tyranny in place of any other form of governance. The natural progression of the philosophical premises which underwrite and inform government ALWAYS lead to an overtly totalitarian conclusion. It is unavoidable. Here I am simply pointing out the irony that is particular to western democracy: that in the interest of preserving it, and thus preserving their political power, the ruling class will reject liberal democracy in favor of the more messy and less efficient, less profitable totalitarian version of governance. This is why politicians in the U.S. will, for example, speak of preserving Constitutional liberties and the right of all Americans to be treated fairly whilst simultaneously ordering the police to stand down and allow enormous sections of dozens of cities to be burned to the ground by rioting mobs of rank communists, and, by the ruling class’s brazen inaction, facilitate the destruction of public and private monuments and statues throughout the nation, which is a direct assault on the identity of the very country they claim to publicly serve.

At any rate, as important members of the political farce called “liberal democracy”, the police in the West must be seen (in most circumstances, anyway) to uphold said democracy, and in the United States, this means upholding the constitution, and this means serving and protecting the rights of the citizen against constitutional violations, even if those violations are perpetrated by the ruling class.  And this means that many police officers identify with the more conservative end of the political spectrum, and thus do not easily acquiesce to being pawns of the ruling class In its quest for greater and more direct control of the masses. The police for the most part are obedient and they are ideological, which is expected from those who have given their lives in service to the State. But because they see themselves as important players in the preservation of the Constitution, and the liberties that that document ostensibly implies, the police pushback against the totalitarian decrees issued by the ruling class more often than the ruling class would like. A good example is the refusal of many police and sheriffs departments in the U.S. to enforce the ridiculous, pointless, and clearly unconstitutional “public health” edicts handed down by governors with respect to the coronavirus pandemic, where governors acted independently of any state congressional approval, or even congressional involvement at all, let alone taxpayer consent. This kind of pushback from law enforcement makes the police ultimately unreliable when it comes to exercising the kind of direct violent control of the masses the ruling class must rely upon more and more as the liberal democracy over which it presides continues its inexorable slide towards the sewer of totalitarianism.

All of this being the case, we can see now why, for a while, anyway, the ruling class must outsource its tyrannical wishes to the lower, dependent-class rage mobs of almost perfect and perfectly pure psychosocial dysfunction. Yet, as I have explained, this arrangement with the mob—the informal soldier of the state rampaging through his own neighborhood destroying whatever and whomever he can find, giving no real thought to the distinction between friend or foe, possessing no objective which is truly comprehensible to himself, and, in addition to destroying his environment, destroying himself—this arrangement is not ideal. The ruling class understands that this approach is brazen, indelicate, off-putting, inefficient, and expensive, and their complicity becomes harder and harder to hide. To instead formalize this mob…to make it official business of the State to terrorize and traumatize the tax cattle into submission by giving the mob badges and uniforms and service weapons  and pensions and a formal, albeit rudimentary and simplistic, ideology upon which to smash and murder and rob and torture—this is a better, more ecological strategy, as far as the purposes is of the ruling class is concerned. By exerting formal, direct control over the mob by institutionalizing it and calling it the police, the ruling class is better able to mitigate their uncertainties with respect to their power going forward. The police, unlike simple rioters, can be more incisive, exact, nuanced, more psychologically threatening, surreptitious, subliminal, and controllable; more loyal, less expensive, less ostentatious, less messy.

Replacing the mob with the cops, however, is a challenge. It’s not a simple task because whilst doing so the ruling class must continue to maintain the illusion of a free and representative western liberal democracy. This is hard to do when the very suggestion of replacing the police can be understood even to the most intellectually somnolent citizen (which is most of them) as a rejection—to at least some degree—of the current judicial system. Thus, in order to make more palatable the idea of replacing law-enforcement defenders of the Constitution with hired thugs who will wipe their jackboots on the document, the ruling class engages its propaganda machine to demonize, demoralize, and morally condemn the police as being guilty of the very things they wish to bring about by replacing them. It’s a pretty effective form of psychological warfare, if not a particularly imaginative one. Simple reverse psychology, but it works. The police are scapegoated and defamed as racist, hateful, trigger-happy, violence-loving, mindless barbarians who indiscriminately accost and attack and murder members of the victim class through sheer murderous pleasure—the “victim class” meaning, in the United States, blacks, and occasionally other “minority” groups, when convenient; the reason blacks are so often portrayed as the victim, however, is that they are so easily provoked to outrage and violence, and this because the ruling class has hooked the black community on the drug of welfare more than any other group by far—and all of these fabricated police atrocities and dark psychological characteristics of course are the very things which shall become ubiquitous in law enforcement and completely legalized once the ruling class is able to manipulate law-enforcement directly, without having to pay lip-service or deference (however superficial it already is) to pesky inconveniences like Constitutional rights.

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