Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Statist dreams and the results

Gentlemen, the time is coming when there will be
two great classes, Socialists, and Anarchists.
The Anarchists want the government to be nothing,
and the Socialists want government to be
everything. There can be no greater contrast.
Well, the time will come when there will be only
these two great parties, the Anarchists
representing the laissez faire doctrine and the
Socialists representing the extreme view on the
other side, and when that time comes I am an
Anarchist. --William Graham Sumner

Statists come in many flavors. Socialist is just
one of them. Outside of that, Sumner is right.
Anarchy is the only possibility now that the
statists have bankrupted government. Like most
individuals, they won't or don't know how to
manage money. It's not important to them and so
they bring on their own destruction, like idiots
shooting themselves and their Subjects in the
foot with their amateur fast-draw, in a futile
attempt to install Statist Heaven. Then one day
the Subject, limping down the sidewalk, notices
that hole in his foot and figures out how it got

Paybacks are a bitch.

Now if you don't believe government is dead, you
haven't been paying attention.

Doesn't that make us all practicing anarchists?