Statism is Sadism

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following status update here, posted by libertarian anarchist, Robert Higgs, and originally shared it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Robert Higgs: If you wish to live subject to the domination, extortion, and oppression of dishonest, violent gangsters, and I cannot change your mind about the desirability of doing so, I will accept that my powers of persuasion have failed. Still, I wonder why you must force me to live likewise, and by what right you regard yourself as entitled to do so.

My Commentary: “Freedom is not extreme. Control is. ”

#CheckYourStatistPrivilege #ChooseVoluntaryism#ConsentIsTheCurrencyOfCoexistence

Doublethinking About a Democratically-Elected Government

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following quote, being shared by an acquaintance, and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“I don’t trust the average person to make his own choices. I therefore want everyone subjugating his own judgment to that of an external law-making authority. But that authority can’t just be arbitrary and unlimited, so I want the common people–who themselves can’t be trusted–to choose other people to be the authority. That way all the people who would behave like violent, wild animals can select the best and brightest among them to force the rest to behave in a proper manner. Because while I don’t trust the average person to run his own life, I do trust him to choose someone to run everyone else’s life. Because I am a statist. And I haven’t gotten around to questioning all the patently insane bullshit I was taught when growing up.”

~Larken Rose

My Commentary: Doublethink much?

Muh Borders Keep All Muh Freedom Inside!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork, being shared by an acquaintance from here, and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“Ryan Van Bipper: So many people are leaving NC for other states, fleeing from danger. I wonder what would happen if, when they got to the border, they were imprisoned or had their kids taken away. Just for safe keeping. I bet there are some bad people mixed in with the good. Maybe we should stop letting these people into neighboring states until we can vet them better. If the government decided to close state borders, do you think the people of NC would be good citizens and obey the law if it meant they and their loved ones would die? Would they break the law and sneak into Virginia? Would that make the illegal human beings? IDK, sometimes I just talk crazy. LOL.”

My Commentary: But, Muh Borders keep all Muh Freedom inside!

Statism Has Always Been Completely At Odds With Freedom

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

High School Does Not Let Students Choose Prom Dates; Instead, Dates are Assigned Randomly:
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/242488651-story

A high school in Illinois has an unusual rule: you don’t get to pick your prom date.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: At its core, Statism has always been at odds with freedom…

When Doublethinking About the American Government’s Bipartisan Efforts to Destroy Liberty, Expect a Heavy Dose of Truth

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Doublethinking About the American Government’s Bipartisan Efforts to Destroy Liberty“…

Rayn: If you think liberty isn’t the enemy of both RepubliConArtists and DemoCrackPots… “you’re gonna have a bad time.”

H.R. 6061 (109th): Secure Fence Act of 2006, passed 80-19 by the Senate, under the Bush administration:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/109-2006/s262

Notable “yea” votes include: Barack Obama (D-IL), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Chuck Shumer (D-NY), Joe Biden (D-DE), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Christopher Dodd (D-CT), among others…

“Want to know how this guy was able to authorize the wall with just his signature?
Because these guys voted in favor of building it while in the Senate”

Greg L.: True

Katherine C.: Not the same thing. It’s one thing to reinforce a border and another to build a wall and use it metaphorically to indicate that the US is racist and xenophobic.

RaynMuh Borders: they keep all the freedom inside! 😉
#ShitStatistsSay

Rayn

“Nations are basically geographic regions delimited by arbitrary lines on a map and run by criminal gangs with flags.”
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Muh Borders“)

Rayn

“Government: forcing people to do shit like this since forever”
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Muh Borders“)

Rayn

“Immigration control. It’s not about immigration. It’s about control.”
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Muh Borders“)

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