I can coexist with those who worship flags; who parrot "patriotic" utterances; who pretend a State can be anything other than a massive mafia.
Life is what it is.
What bothers me is that those people aren't honest about what they are supporting. They pretend they are The Good, and everyone else is The Evil. They pretend their favorite flavor of socialism, fascism, tyranny, and mass murder is none of the above.
Or, they are cryptostatists and pretend they aren't supporting statism at all, when they are.
Either way, I could let them go their own way if only they'd stop trying to force me to go along with them, and pretend that they aren't full of ... "humbug".
But that isn't the Way of the Statist. Misery loves company, and rabid statists hate to see anyone who isn't under the same delusions they enjoy. Their slavism is too wonderful to not be "shared"- with force. Funny, but if you have to force someone to join you, perhaps your path isn't as superior as you pretend.
I wouldn't force you to be free even if I could, but refusing to allow you to feed off of me isn't "forcing" you to do anything.
Statists wish to be left to the wolves, whom they see as their protectors. I simply don't wish to let them drag me along. Not without trying to defend myself. And, that, to a statist, is unforgivable.
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