Lew Rockwell interviews Professor Roderick T. Long about the nature and necessity of the State.
Professor Long stresses that the state is just a bunch of people, not supermen. Its power is an illusion, coercing us only because we consent to be ruled. But education about the State, and alternative networks, empower an ever-greater number to withdraw their consent from the power-hungry, tax-eating, violent apparatus whose abuses result in many evils, including piles of dead bodies.
Anarchy, the absence of a ruler, is impossible, say its opponents. In fact, it is becoming ever more possible, and ever more necessary.
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I fully agree with Long and Rockwell’s position – I have no need to be ruled by a bunch of thieving tyrants.
The State produces nothing and has no goods of its own. Before it can spend, first it must take from the producers of the country. It must use violence against the innocent to fund its evil programs.
The State can not wage war against another nation without first waging war against its own people.
The State must use violence against its citizens in order to force them into building bombs and bullets.
The State must use violence against its citizens in order to fund the mercenaries it sends to fight in foreign wars of aggression.
The State constantly uses violence against its own citizens to prevent them from controlling their own property and even their own bodies.
The State has sent more people to an early death than all other unnatural causes in human history.
Professor Long and Lew Rockwell aren’t the only ones who see the evil of the State.
Philosopher Stefan Molyneux interviews Doug Casey:
Doug Casey is a highly respected author, publisher and professional investor who graduated from Georgetown University in 1968.
Doug literally wrote the book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil: his book Crisis Investing spent multiple weeks as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and became the best-selling financial book of 1980 with 438,640 copies sold; surpassing big-caliber names, like Free to Choose by Milton Friedman, The Real War by Richard Nixon, and Cosmos by Carl Sagan.