Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/recent.gif http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html 19A029.htm   19A029 The Source of the Swindle by Jim Davies, 7/16/2019       Drafting of this Blog began on Independence Day, whose manifesto was published on July 4th, 1776 to the cheers of everyone. But it does not at all say what it seems at first to say. Its long list of "usurpations" and compaints against the government based in London are tied in each particular to a wish to take control directly; for example King George III "has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good" Now, His Majesty may have started losing his marbles and had eventually to hand the monarchy over to a regent, but the refusal in question had been crafted by his ministers in the House of Commons, and the quarrel was about control; who rules. It was not, alas, about whether anyone should rule. July 4th was about independence from British rule, not about independence from any and all rule. It did not set out to begin an anarchist revolution. The swindle, though, appears much earlier in the famous document, and it has two parts. The wording is: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. There is after the "--" mark, a Big Lie and an Irrational Claim. The lie is that governments are instituted so as to secure the specified rights. They are not; they never have been. To the very contrary, they are put in place to violate rights, and that was true from the get-go ten millennia ago, as far as can be told. Governments exist in order that one group can rule the rest, and so deprive them of their natural right to rule themselves. There is not a single example in history of a government being formed so as to secure indvidual rights to Life, Liberty or the Pursuit of Happiness, and as a scholar the author Thomas Jefferson must have known that full well. Accordingly, this was a Big Lie. The Irrational Claim is closely associated: namely that government could ever possibly secure those individual rights. The author says it can, but that claim is bogus, completely irrational, for the task is impossible. However a government may be constituted or shaped (and Colors of Evil names several ways) it simply cannot be done; not even if the ruler was so benevolent as to wish to do it. The reason is simple: government has no resources whatever, and to accomplish a "securing" of rights, or any other task at all, it needs some. It cannot operate on air. By definition it can not earn revenue for it is not a market participant; hence, its only possible way to acquire the needed resources is to do so by force, ie to steal them. And in stealing them, it violates the very rights it pretends to secure. There's a second element to the Irrational Claim: there in black and white the Founders Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they silence the opposition http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm Read more about '12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they silence the opposition ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A029.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A029.htm Read more about ' ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 19A028: My Former Self, 7/9/2019 We never stop learning http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A028.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A028.htm Read more about '19A028: My Former Self, 7/9/2019 We never stop learning ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 19A027: The Demolition, 7/2/2019 How government walls will come a-tumblin' down http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A027.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A027.htm Read more about '19A027: The Demolition, 7/2/2019 How government walls will come a-tumblin' down ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 19A026: Environmental Care, 6/25/2019 Government: the primary spoiler http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A026.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A026.htm Read more about '19A026: Environmental Care, 6/25/2019 Government: the primary spoiler ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 19A025: Police Power, 6/18/2019 What's its source? http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A025.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A025.htm Read more about '19A025: Police Power, 6/18/2019 What's its source? ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 19A024: Colors of Evil, 6/11/2019 Many lipsticks. One pig http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A024.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A024.htm Read more about '19A024: Colors of Evil, 6/11/2019 Many lipsticks. One pig ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 19A023: Remarks on Romans 13, 6/4/2019 How religion must divide the mind http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A023.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A023.htm Read more about '19A023: Remarks on Romans 13, 6/4/2019 How religion must divide the mind ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 19A022: Styles of Enslavement, 5/28/2019 They say slavery was abolished. They lie http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A022.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A022.htm Read more about '19A022: Styles of Enslavement, 5/28/2019 They say slavery was abolished. They lie ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 19A021: Trumpian "Liberty", 5/21/2019 Little or no improvement http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A021.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A021.htm Read more about '19A021: Trumpian amp;quot;Libertyamp;quot;, 5/21/2019 Little or no improvement ' on the Zero Government blog... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:38:03 -0500 19A020: Too Many Humans?, 5/14/2019 By no means. It's just another Scary Myth http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A020.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A020.htm Read more about '19A020: Too Many Humans?, 5/14/2019 By no means. 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