The Enslavement of Citizen Serfs

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Robert Ringer


I have to admit that my love for good theater has me looking forward to what is sure to be the greatest lunatic spectacle on earth — the first Dirty Dem debate on June 26.  Of course, the debates will get boring real fast, given that we’ve heard all the talking points and B.S. lines so many times before.  But, even so, it will be fun watching the nonstop lies, gaffes, and chest-pounding, along with some of the best comedy in America.

As always, hyperbole and vagueness will saturate the debates, but the focus is guaranteed to be on The Great Russian Colluder’s unfitness for the office of the presidency.  Now that Robert Mueller has put a P.S. on his $35 million report to make sure the Dirty Dems remain hot on the trail of the president, the clowndidates will be trying to outdo each other with fact-free allegations of collusion and obstruction.

In fairness to Democrats, Republicans are not exactly saints.  In fact, the one thing they have in common with Democrats is that both of them commit aggression against citizen serfs on a daily basis.  By the same token, in fairness to Republicans, I am obliged to point out that Republicans are generally sane, civilized people, while pretty much all Democrats are insane and uncivilized.

How bad is government aggression?  Since we have very little say-so in what the government does to us, one could make a good argument that government aggression enslaves us.  Not the kind of codified slavery that existed in antebellum America, but enslavement nevertheless.  Today’s enslavement is made possible by the legalization of government aggression, and the only way such aggression can be ended — short of a violent revolution — is through the abolition of laws that promote it.

Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian novelist, went one step further.  He focused on how government itself could be eradicated from the face of the earth.  He started from the premise that slavery results from laws, and since laws are made by governments, the only way slavery can be totally abolished is through the abolition of governments.

True, some people in government, pressured by abolitionists, freed black Americans from slavery in the nineteenth century, but that didn’t prevent the government from continuing to enslave blacks, along with their white counterparts in other, more subtle, ways.

How fortunate it is for politicians and bureaucrats that most citizen serfs have no clue that they are enslaved.  In fact, they have been brainwashed into believing that more government involvement in their affairs would make them more free.  Thus, in their low-information state of waking dreams, they turn to government to help solve their problems, without realizing that the cost of such help is a further loss of freedom.

Where Tolstoy totally missed the mark was that he believed that the days of government were numbered, because it was just a matter of time until people would realize that government is inherently evil.  He felt that people would eventually refuse to furnish governments with soldiers and money, without which they would be rendered impotent.  In other words, Tolstoy’s naïve vision presumed that men would become enlightened and moral enough to refuse to take part in any governmental activities, including those carried out by soldiers, tax collectors, jurors, and elected officials.

Nice thought, but throughout history the opposite has happened, which is to say that the people themselves are the problem.  Rather than becoming enlightened, they fail to understand that their participation in the criminal activity known as government, whether in the form of labor, money, or military service, is not a patriotic act but an act that harms both themselves and others.  The call for patriotism is in reality nothing more than a call for the populace to peacefully submit to slavery.

Tolstoy ultimately admitted that throughout history all attempts to rid the world of governments has only resulted in new governments being established in their place, more often than not governments that were more oppressive than those they replaced.  Thus, even the overthrow of governments, however appealing such an undertaking may be, does not bring freedom.

The sad truth is that a majority of people ignorantly believe that civilization could not exist without governments.  They assume that the disappearance of government would lead to chaos and anarchy, and that people would revert to barbarism.  But it’s preposterous on its face to assume that people cannot arrange their own lives as well as politicians and unelected bureaucrats can do it for them.

If public works are needed, why should we assume that free people cannot, without resorting to coercion, raise the money necessary to create something that is a genuine benefit to society?  This includes roads, bridges, police and fire departments, and just about anything else that is a positive addition to a community.  Has government done such an outstanding job of operating Amtrak and the United States Postal Service that private industry could not possibly do as well?

But enough of this dispiriting talk.  I say, it’s time for some fun:  Bring on the upcoming Dirty Dem clown show!  Just don’t allow yourself to get so caught up in the feigned outrage that you allow it to divert your attention away from the reality that every person on the debate stage wants to further enslave you.

The good news is that no matter which Democratic miscreant ends up winning, he/she is virtually certain to be humiliated by The Great Russian Colluder in the general election.  I say good news, because Donald Trump, for all his flaws, is the only president in a long time — make that a very long time — to make a serious attempt to cut back on government aggression against its citizen serfs.

No, he’s not perfect, but he’s probably the best friend citizen serfs have had in the White House since Abraham Lincoln.  If you don’t believe me, just ask John Voight.

Robert Ringer

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