Those who believe in government might as well be feeding us all, and turning us all into, Soylent Green. Because the truth of the matter is that their actions grind up individuals to feed others.
Your life is worth only what it can do for "society". You are not worth defending if it means "allowing" you to have an effective gun, and you can be destroyed for daring to disobey. Your property is only yours until it can be taken and given to someone who is better connected, or who will "produce" more in the form of "taxes". And I could go on and on with examples.
The government extremists may claim innocence. They lie.
Each and every individual who believes in The State is showing a willingness to sacrifice YOU for the "common good". They are showing that they value "society" over any individual; not realizing that there are only individuals.
No, this isn't me being "collectivist" in my condemnation. If you support The State with words or deeds, then you share tangible guilt with the worst of the perpetrators. And by "deeds" I don't mean that you fork over money because there is a gun to your head- although we could debate how credible the threat actually is right now, and whether you could refuse to hand it over without any consequences. I'll just say you do what you think is best in that situation.
No, I'm condemning those who say "there oughta be a law", or who think more "government" is a solution for any real-world problem. Or even those who believe that there are some "necessary" things that only government can do. But, I used to believe some of the same things, so I share in the guilt. How many lives did my small bit of support for collectivist coercion ruin? I will never know, but I will spend my life making sure I never fall into that pit again. I want no more individuals put through the grinder on my behalf. Not even if it makes me look like a kook.
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