We begin by clarifying our own view of politics. In a few words: We’re against it.
We’re not for abstract “liberty” or “democracy” or any of the “-isms.” We just don’t like anyone telling us what to do.
Politics is telling other people what to do. It is one part self-deception, one part fraud, and one part brute force. If you don’t go along with the self-deception or submit to the fraud, the government will use brute force against you. Ultimately, you must do what the politicians and their lackeys in government tell you… or they will soon have their boot on your neck.
Most people go along willingly… often happily. They stand in line to vote, feeling proud of themselves, hoping to score an advantage… or drive their neighbors in the direction they think they should go.
They want more retirement benefits… bigger salaries for teachers… or more war in the Middle East. They cannot get these things without the firepower of government behind them. So, they believe they are “good citizens” by using it.
Deceiving, pretending, bullying, threatening, thieving, enslaving, and killing – strip away the claptrap and that is what you have. Government is a dirty and uncivilized business. As Thomas Jefferson pointed out long ago, the less of it you have the better off you are.”