Attention statists: You lost. Give up. Start learning.

July 13th, 2012

This is just too good not to share:

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I cant believe that I still have friends who still accept the state as either legitimate or necessary. Statism, or the religion of government, is the belief that a coercive government is necessary for social order and is a legitimate institution.

Ill put this challenge out there: if you are a statist, get your smartest statist friends, get your political science professor and your [insert non-austrian school of economics] professor together, in one place and ill debate all of you, at once, and I will guarantee my own victory. How can I make such a statement? two things:

  1. You cant justify the rule of one man over another.
  2. You cant overcome the calculation problem.

There; I just beat you. Both philosophically and practically (theyre both tied together, really), I just showed that the state cant work and is unjustifiable, even if it could.

  1. Now, from now on, I dont want to hear about how im stupid because, obviously, without government,
  2. Whos gonna build the roads, dummy?
  3. Youve gotta have some kind of defense from terrorists and invasions!
  4. Oh, you dont want there to be schools (as your drool gets all over the irony)?
  5. You want warlords, feudalism, etc. to take over?
  6. Etcetera.

Look, those questions arent even good questions. theyre crap you thought of right off the top of your head in less than 5 seconds. do you really think that in the hundreds of thousands of pages of scholarship on the subject, we havent considered that stuff? when I mentioned the calculation problem above, you didnt even know what I was talking about (admit it), but you thought of something we havent thought of after thinking about it for zero seconds? get a clue.

This post is for the hard cases: folks who just wont let go of the love of violence against peaceful people. I could go on and on about why government (in the common usage) cant work and is unjustifiable (and I do), far beyond the two simple points above, but really, theyre all you need to know.

So, from this point forward, you should know to ask questions and get educated about market anarchism. Im happy to help you understand things as best I can, or you could use the wealth of information available on the internet. If you have an objection, instead of letting me know youre a moron by spouting off some condescending yet ignorant bullshit to me, try that website called www.google.com to find the answer. I know it isnt something that will come overnight. People need time to overcome the decades of indoctrination theyve endured. Its ok to start from scratch. We all had to. If youre too lazy or dont care to learn (theres nothing wrong with that), then please, for the sake of the rest of us, assume im right and forget all your statist ideas and opinions.

I often say that there are three kinds of people: libertarians, the ignorant, and the evil. You are in one of those categories. Theres nothing wrong with being in two of those categories, but if youre in that third one, maybe you should take a long look at yourself.

The battle was over long ago. Statism lost. now its time to start understanding why. I am at your service.

From http://the-empyre.com/?p=384

… AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!

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