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The State As Chinese Handcuffs
by Shawn Gregory (@WeebulTreeShawn)
There’s a lot of talk in the liberty movement about revolution – about taking on the State and defeating it.
There is talk of active resistance – armed resistance. There’s talk of 1776!
This talk – these notions, these ideas – do not, however, serve the cause of liberty as much as they strengthen the State.
The liberty movement is, at its heart, a peace movement, and peace is not the byproduct of violence or aggression.
It’s the State that feeds on violence. It’s the State that thrives on aggression. It gains its power from these things. It gains legitimacy from exercising its monopoly on violence.
Recent history has shown that as various elements of society lash out at the State, the power of the State is not diminished. It grows.
Like Chinese handcuffs…
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