posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 02:39 PM
People want the government to respect their privacy but they look to the government when they need welfare.
It is because of this that I agree with the OP - to an extent. People cannot create these situations where they are dependent on government and not
expect the downside of that dependency to be a violation of their freedom. Their dependency only makes government more powerful, and when you have
humans running a powerful government, it is inevitable that you will end up with greedy, power-hungry, intrusive, liberty-violating politicians.
On the other hand, I also see and sympathize with the opposing view. Government operates using our tax dollars. It is not in the least bit
unreasonable to expect that this entity - which we are the rightful owners of - should be there to assist us when needed without any fear of it using
it's power against us or our interests in the pursuit of it's own.
But if I could have a third hand for the sake of this post, I would ultimately blame the people. It is all of us who made this possible. Yes,
government's primary function is to support the will and interests of the people, but it is our primary function as the people to make sure they are
doing their job. We are their boss. Does your boss not watch what you do? Would your boss not fire you if you did something against the interests of
the company? Most likely not. The same should apply in this situation. But alas, with apathy and laziness has come the very great potential of
tyranny. You want to sit on your ass all day and bitch that the world is closing in on you but you stop short of actually making real change.
This is why I advocate anarchy. No government, no police, no law. Every man for himself. If you cannot fend for yourself, provide for yourself, or
take care of yourself, then you will not survive. If you cannot survive, you were not meant to survive. That is the beauty of it; you either adapt to
the change in your surroundings, or you die. It's as simple as that. That is life. That is what those "inferior" animal species must do in order to
survive. Why can't we, with all of our supposed intelligence?
If you ever stopped to think about a life without government, you most likely thought total chaos, no food, no electricity, criminals running rampant,
none of your daily conveniences that you have become so accustomed to - basically a world you would not want to live in. What you haven't considered
is how that image has been implanted into your mind by the one entity that has a strong interest in keeping people ignorant of the benefits of a
lawless world - government.
Stop being hypocrites and open your eyes. You basically have three choices that you must see. One, you can make change in your government system so
that it begins to serve it's actual purpose. Two, you can abolish government and live in complete freedom. Or three, you can accept the fact that
you're too lazy to do anything and shut the hell up and prepare to bow down to your corporate masters WHEN they completely take over. Knowing how
humans - in particular Americans - operate, I'll assume you're going with option number three.
All I have left to say is: If you think this is bad, wait a few years.
[edit on 8/26/10 by NovusOrdoMundi]