I'll never support government dystopia

in anarchy •  2 years ago 

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for , 2017- I am contractually prohibited from posting the entire column anywhere other than the newspaper's site for 30 days. Sorry.)


Utopia isn't an option. Even if you had the power to set up society the way you think it should be, reality would step in and make your Utopia imperfect. Expect the unexpected and remember it's impossible to plan for everything.

The most important thing to keep in mind: no one can design a society. The belief that it can be done is a conceit common to governments and people who believe in them. Societies grow from the bottom up, they are not designed or imposed from the top down... read the rest...


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My Utopia wouldn’t — couldn’t — guarantee that some people won’t kill, injure, kidnap, defraud, or steal from others. Government is a guarantee that some will.

How is this so hard for so many to understand despite the glaring example of the past century alone?

People don't understand what they don't want to understand- what their "job" depends on them not understanding.

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It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair
I tried to help a social worker understand that Obama signed off the murder of thousands of people with drone strikes, she called it necessary evil, social contract!

This is my utopia http://zomia.com/ :D