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The Government Culture of Death

Posted by M. C. on June 2, 2022

But absent that waiver, the government cannot infringe upon rights without engaging in monstrous theft. And government theft has consequences. Whether it calls its theft “taxation” or “regulation,” one can understand Nietzsche’s aphorism that the government exists by lying and stealing.

By Andrew P. Napolitano

When the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche proclaimed that God was dead, he didn’t mean it literally, as that would have been impossible. He meant that God’s creatures have so failed to acknowledge Him and relate to Him, it is as if He decided to end His own existence.

Stated differently, Nietzsche recognized that Christianity had ceased to be influential in contemporary life. Though properly rejected as a madman, he reminded the world that the loss of virtue can only be sustained from the bottom up, not from the top down.

He meant that, for all the power the financial and governmental elites have, none of their valueless impulses would prevail were they not accepted by the majority or a determined minority.

He made these observations in 1886, during a time of relative peace but little freedom in Europe. His sentiments are just as valid in America today, where there is neither peace nor freedom.

People usually get the government they fear, whether it be Hitler’s willing executioners, Putin’s willing dupes or America’s willing subserviates.

Thus, when cultural and financial elites craft a government based on nihilism — a belief in nothing but power — when everything the government says is a lie, when everything the government has it has stolen, when the one thing the government does well is engage in violence, the result is a culture of death.

America today epitomizes a culture of death.

At home, America is at war with itself. The government permits the slaughter of babies in the womb and fails to prevent the slaughter of babies in a government classroom.

And America is at war abroad. The federal government has just sent cash and military hardware worth $56 billion to its vassal state, Ukraine. That amount rivals the annual military budget of Russia and is greater than the annual budget of the entire Ukraine government.

What’s going on?

What’s going on is the American rejection of the core Judeo-Christian value of the intrinsic worth of every person, and the tragic failure of American government at all levels to take rights seriously.

Because the government glorifies violence — constant wars, an annual defense budget larger than the next dozen countries combined including Russia and China, the adulation of the military, the encouragement and financing of abortions, and the use of the death penalty — it undermines the value of human life and sets a tone whereby because the government kills with impunity, violence becomes a personal tool.

Is it any wonder that deranged people pick up where the government has left off? For a person filled with hate and incapable of reason living in a society that rejects the intrinsic worth of every human life, is it very much of a leap from killing babies in the womb to killing strangers in a supermarket or a classroom?

Thomas Jefferson argued that the only moral purpose of government is to protect individual rights.

What is a right? A right is an indefeasible claim against the whole world that originates in our humanity. Thus the right to live, to worship or not to worship, to think as you wish, to say what you think, to publish what you say, to associate or not to associate, to acquire property voluntarily, to defend your life and property, to travel and to be left alone are rights that are inherent in our nature. Rights are above the law. Like the color of our eyes, they are immune from the lawmaking power.

The government, which is an artificial entity based on a monopoly of force in a geographic area, may not morally interfere with our rights unless we waive them. A house burglar waives his rights when he violates the property rights of the owner or legal occupant of the house.

But absent that waiver, the government cannot infringe upon rights without engaging in monstrous theft. And government theft has consequences. Whether it calls its theft “taxation” or “regulation,” one can understand Nietzsche’s aphorism that the government exists by lying and stealing.

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Government, Death and Yoga

Posted by M. C. on August 18, 2020

When reading of yet another business struggling to avoid complete closure, a beloved establishment in Crawford county PA in this case, a few things come to mind.

Governor Wolf and his health secretary issuing “mandates”, NOT voted on by any legislature. Obey or get your state license pulled.

Now that COVID deaths, real and fabricated, are dropping like a rock we now have “cases”. A spike of acquired immunity “cases” that are twisted by the state and media to feign illness and death, like the passenger list on a river Styx cruise ship. Immune people don’t need vaccines and passport tattoos. Bad for control.

There appears to be another outbreak prevalent among PA government and media.

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In PA I have noticed that whenever Governor Wolf and his minion issue a ”mandate”, local government officials and media immediately strike the Cat Pose.

I suppose that explains Wolf’s Mona Lisa smile.

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The Most Prolific killer Of The Twentieth Century is…

Posted by M. C. on July 14, 2017

and throughout history has been government. Not just military deaths but civilian also. Look up war death stats. Civilian deaths equal or exceed military deaths.

When government and it’s media say this or that country is bad we don’t think in terms of average citizens but (rightly) governments, their front persons and all their dastardly acts we are programmed to believe. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Marching, Blood, Death on the Streets – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on March 7, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/03/no_author/inciting-marching-blood-death-streets/

I seem to recall another Democratic AG that was fond of blood and death.

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