Government is the illusion of authority, but more importantly government is mind control. Naturally, since if you want people to believe in this fictitious thing called ‘authority’ you first have to mold the minds of the collective to accept this false ideology. This is what government is. It’s the illusion of some “official” group of people out there who get to tell everybody else what to do and how to do it. The truth is there is no such thing as authority, and government is an illusion that we’ve imposed upon ourselves from the irrational thinking of a controlled mind.
It’s generally agreed that the power of government ultimately comes from the people. Governments seem to have rights that individuals do not. And it’s agreed that it is these individuals that make up government. It doesn’t take much critical thinking to realize that individuals are granting power that they don’t possess to a group of other individuals who call themselves ‘government’. One cannot delegate a right that they do not possess individually. This is one of the fundamental reasons why government is completely and utterly fallacious.
Jan Helfeld has done some great work exposing politicians’ flaws in reasoning. He uses socratic questioning to expose these politicians’ holes in logic and pulls the rug out from under their philosophical viewpoints on politics and government as a whole. In this interview he gets Senator Bernie Sanders to admit that he thinks you can delegate a right that you do not have.
Jan interviews these politicians and asks them a series of questions:
Is all legitimate governmental power derived from the people? They all unfailingly answer Yes.
Do individual citizens have the right to initiate force against others who have not initiated or threatened to initiate force against them? Sometimes it takes them a second but they always answer, No.
If they don’t have the right to initiate force against others, could they have properly delegated that right to the government? In this interview Bernie finally answers, “Well, I guess they have.”
Can you properly delegate a right that you do not have? The response is usually, “Get the hell out of my office!”
Jan gets these politicians to admit to their own contradictions in their statist philosophy. Often times they get so infuriated by their own cognitive dissonance they storm out of the interview. In one interview the guy actually stole Jan’s tape, probably because they were so embarrassed for admitting their own logical fallacies.
Can you delegate a right that you do not have yourself individually? No, of course not. That doesn’t make any sense at all. And neither does ‘govern-ment’, or as we’ll learn, ‘mind-control’.
Nobody has the right to throw stones at babies. But if enough people get together and label themselves “government”, then those people now magically have the right to throw stones at babies? Or say, execute another human being, which is something they actually do do. Whoops I said do-do, what an appropriate pun.
Moving on, if enough people who do not have the right to throw stones at babies get together as a collective and give themselves a fancy name, do they then have the right to throw stones at babies? I don’t think so. This is what government is and you have to be mind controlled to beLieve in it.
“The whole thing of ‘Power corrupts’ sort of implies that there is a step in between. You have power and then you become corrupt. Power IS corruption. -Larken Rose
Governments also force us to pay ‘taxes’ which are forced upon us with the threat of violence. It is arguable whether there is an actual law that makes us pay our taxes. I don’t think there is, but either way I’m not going to concern myself with man’s laws when I know that Natural Law is all there is. If you do decide to pay your taxes, just know that you’re funding terrorism, at least in the U.S. For if you do, you are just another order follower, perpetrating harm against others.
I like to think I’m a good person and wouldn’t want to participate in that myself personally. I now understand how the system works. Most do not, so I would never want to blame the people for the sick system they find themselves in. It’s not your fault. But if you participate in our corrupt socio economic system, you’re just making it worse.
Authority doesn’t really exist. It’s all in our heads. What does exist is Natural Law, or the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Natural law is a philosophy that certain rights or values are inherent by virtue of human nature, and universally cognizable through human reason.
The United States Constitution does not grant us rights. We possess these rights the moment we are popped out of our mothers’ vagina. They are inherent to us as humans. We don’t need an authority figure to tell us what rights we have as human beings.
It is easy to figure out what rights we have by using apophatic inquiry. In other words by asking what rights we do NOT have first. We don’t have the right to cause harm to others.
As long as we are not violating the golden rule, we’re good. You don’t have to worry about breaking man’s rules since you know you are a good person and wouldn’t want to cause harm to others. Sometimes it’s required to break man’s laws in order to follow natural law, and continue to not harm others. Personally, I think we are born with the knowledge of what is right and what is wrong. We learn to do wrong to others from our sick society.
“Nothing in this world, nothing, works the way you think it does. There’s always more to the story. Banks do not loan money, governments are not empowered to protect you, the police department is not there to serve you, institutions of higher learning, colleges and educational institutes, are not there to educate you. The entire superstructure of civilization in the Western world is a combination of brilliantly put together and well-planned schemes to direct the minds of the people in such a way as to serve their masters.” -Jordan Maxwell
Mark Passio has gone to great lengths to make this information easily digestible. We have him to thank for many of these infographics. His lectures on youtube are also very educational.
Larken Rose is an author that delves deep into this heretical subject of self governance and the illusion of authority.
Government is mind control. No, really that’s what it literally etymologically translates to. Govern comes from the Latin verb gubernare: “to control,” or “to rule with authority.” Ment translates to “mind”.
The etymology of the word ‘government’ has been well established with GOVERN meaning to ‘control or steer’ and MENT derived from Latin meaning ‘mind.’ Therefore, a direct etymological deconstruction of the word GOVERNMENT yields us the term ‘mind control.’ It is thus no fault of reason or logic to deem the ENTIRETY of government to be, by very definition, a psy-ops or PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATION. There is only ONE true authoritative force that man must abide by and that is found within the natural forces that govern this world. This absolute truth has been no secret to countless native and aboriginal tribes across this sacred Earth. Man has erringly created an organized pseudo-authority, has granted them powers to enforce laws imagined and manifested out of thin air, and allows this organization to engage in the highest acts of violence to enforce these contrived, unnatural laws. These laws exist NOWHERE within the wind that blows, the trees that stretch up to the heavens, the animals that roam, the rivers that meander and the mountains that tower above. Man cannot create laws that do not exist wthin the natural order. This power he dreams up and by dreaming it up has created a nightmare in his waking world. When man creates false laws he does the first injustice to himself and his world by breaking the laws of the Great Spirit. -Claudia Pavonis
“Most people prefer to believe that their leaders are just and fair, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a Citizen acknowledges that the government under which he lives is lying and corrupt, the Citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.” –Michael Rivero
Anarchy vs. Statism
Statism is the belief that people need some authority, government, or state to control every aspect of their lives. Statists use violence and coercion to achieve their nefarious objectives.
When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state. -Vladimir Lenin [Russian Communist who killed tens of millions of innocent people]
If you need violence to enforce your ideas, your ideas are worthless. -unknown
Anarchy (Voluntaryism) is the idea that people are smart enough to take care of themselves. Anarchy means ‘without rulers’, not ‘without rules’. If people truly understood what it means to be an anarchist, to reject violence and live life peacefully, they would never go back to their controlled and oppressed statist lives.
A very common refrain among statists is that, if we didn’t have “government” around to protect us, some OTHER gang of armed thugs might spring up and boss us around and take our stuff! First of all, how funny is it that their worst case scenario is that anarchy might lead to… having “government” again? “We can’t do away with ‘X’ because we might end up with ‘X’!” …Um, okay… But statists who make such dire warnings also always miss the hugely important factor which is the mentality and perceptions of the VICTIMS of extortion. Right now, millions of people are PROUD to be forcibly subjugated and robbed. They call it being a “law-abiding taxpayer.” ..Statists also completely misunderstand basic economics. To maintain a gang of thousands of thieving mercenaries you need a really big, steady stream of loot. Right now “government” gets that by the VICTIMS proudly robbing THEMSELVES. Not only do tens of millions of people fill out stupid, complicated forms and send in money, without anyone directly threatening them, but most EMPLOYERS cooperate in the robbery of all the people who work for them. Because gee, it’s “the law”! “And we can’t go against the LAW, Dorothy!” (Auntie Emm was a freaking collaborator!) Again, there is ONE gang capable of subjugating and perpetually robbing the American people, and it is the gang already doing it. And it can do it only because it has duped its victims into imagining legitimacy to the theft, into imagining its extortionistic demands to be “taxes,” and into imagining that NOT being robbed is a “crime.” How ironic that millions of devout statists vehemently DEMAND to have the ONLY gang which could pull off such a robbery (“government”), out of fear that some OTHER gang–which would never be able to pull it off in a million years–might do the same thing. Such is the lunacy inherent in statism. –Larken Rose
When society is controlled by a system that is based on murder and coercion to force obedience, everything under its control will be influenced to glorify violence in some way. -Humberto Braga
For centuries the State has robbed people at bayonet point and called it, “Taxation”. Coercion and violence by the direct threat of confiscation or imprisonment. This is taxation. For centuries the State has enslaved people into its armed battalions and called it “Conscription.” -Murray Rothbard
I believe that people are good at heart. We want to help each other. We want to see others thrive. People want peace. We don’t like to see others suffer. But when we find ourselves in a society that supports violence and rewards vehement competition, the selfish side of humanity is brought out. Generosity has been replaced with greed, and altruism with narcissism. We’ve learned to survive through Malthusian and Darwinian pseudo ideologies that use fear and the idea of human insignificance to control us. Our society is sick and it is infecting and destroying our inherent humanitarian nature. People are good but we are taught and conditioned to be bad.
To be sovereign means to be above the rule or reign of others. Statists do not qualify. Statists are slaves, but of course they don’t know that. They think it’s normal because everybody else is a slave as well. It’s normal to go along with the crowd.
People are afraid to stand up for what is right in fear of what others will think of them. To truly be sovereign, we need to declare ourselves free, not only from the fake government, but also from the opinions and criticisms that others have of us. If you yourself know that you are a good person, nobody else’s opinion really matters.
“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” -Harriet Tubman
“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere” –François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
Yeah I know, Voltaire. But we have the internet now! Let’s get on with it! Like Morpheus says, it’s time to free our minds!
Order followers are ultimately the problem, not those who break man’s convoluted “laws”. How many millions have been killed because they were following orders? In WWII alone the answer is over 60 million. Before that, in Bolshevik Russia, 66 million people were brutally raped, tortured ,and murdered by those “just following orders”.
If you are an order follower you aren’t using your own moral compass to determine what is right and wrong. You’re just blindly doing what they tell you to do. The world would be a much better off place if it didn’t contain so many order followers. It’s imperative that we eradicate this disease called government, and the first step is to stop blindly doing what they tell us to do.
“Historically, the most terrible things – war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”
― Howard Zinn
Stanley Milgram wanted to know was how far humans will go when an authority figure orders them to hurt another person. How would people behave when told to give an electrical shock to another person? Well unfortunately as it turns out, people in this day and age are very good order followers and do what they are told without a second thought. 63% of people continued to administer electric shocks to the brutal end, even after the subject was screaming in agony. This is a shocking example of just how far people will go to appease the authority figure and blindly follow any order given to them, independent of their own reason and moral compass.
This is the presentation Mark Passio gave at the Free Your Mind 3 Conference in 2015. In this lecture, Mark explains how Order-Followers in the police and military are members of a world-wide cult that is destroying human freedom.
It’s good to see that we’re working together toward a common goal; to destroy the illusion of government that so many have conjured up in their minds. In the following video Mark interviews Larken and they discuss the religion of statism. They speak of this thing called “authority” and the fact there is no such thing as a “good” government. Power doesn’t corrupt, Power IS corruption.
“By trying to reconcile contradictions in my own political beliefs, I proved to myself that “government” can NEVER be legitimate. It can never have “authority.” However necessary it supposedly is, and however noble the stated goal might be, I eventually realized that it is utterly impossible for anyone to acquire the right to rule others, even in a limited, “constitutional” way.
There are several ways to prove this, and each of them is astonishingly simple. For example, if a person cannot delegate a right he doesn’t have, then it is impossible for those in “government” to have any rights that I do not personally have. (Where and how would they have acquired such super-human rights?) Furthermore, unless human beings can actually ALTER morality by mere decree, then all “legislation” is pointless and illegitimate. If one accepts the principle of non-aggression, then “government” is logically impossible, because a “government” without the right to tax, regulate, or legislate (which are all threats of aggression) is no “government” at all. And just as no one can have the right to rule me, I can never have any obligation to obey anyone’s command over my own “conscience,” which rules out any possibility of any outside “authority.”
In short, I came to the conclusion that “government” is one big lie. It is a mythical, super-human deity which people hope will save them from reality. It is a superstition no more rational than the belief in Santa Claus, and infinitely more destructive. “Anarchy,” meaning a lack of “government,” isn’t just what SHOULD be; it is what is, and what has always been. And by hallucinating an “authority” and a “government” that is not there, human beings have created an incomprehensible level of violence and oppression, covering the earth and stretching back to the beginning of recorded history.
So now I spend much of my time trying to persuade others to give up the cult of statism. I do not advocate abolishing “government” any more than I advocate abolishing Santa Claus. I just want people to stop letting their perceptions and actions be so profoundly warped and perverted by something that DOES NOT EXIST, and never did. That is why I refer to the belief in “government” and “authority” as “The Most Dangerous Superstition.” If people could give up that superstition, even if they did not otherwise become any more wise or compassionate, the state of society would drastically improve. I don’t pretend to have the ability to make anyone more virtuous, but by pointing out to them the contradictions in their own belief systems–the very same contradictions I struggled with for years–I hope to help some of them reclaim ownership of themselves, so they can start thinking and acting as rational, sentient beings, instead of as the well-trained livestock of malicious masters. ” –Larken Rose
Jan Irvin interviews Larken Rose as they discuss government and the fallacy of ‘ad verecundiam’, or the appeal to authority fallacy. Unfortunately people will believe almost anything if some type of authority figure told them so, whether it be to poison every cell in their body in an attempt to get well, or to genitally mutilate their newborn sons.
Let’s look at some of the way our minds(mente) are controlled(governed).
“The politicians that commit all these crimes… they can’t do anything that we don’t’ have the power to do. But what they do is they hide with all these costumes behind this illusion of government that we all buy into. Oh, “the government”. What is the government? The government is nothing but people like you and I, who put on a halloween costume and commit crimes against others.” -Jan Irvin
Government only exists our minds. Sure, we have elected officials and institutions that make up this so called government, but the very concept is fallacious in and of itself. We can’t give power to people that we don’t have ourselves. It’s that simple. Those that uphold this false ideology -that there are people out there that need to control our lives- have unknowingly fallen victim to slavery.
Slaves are much easier to control if they don’t know they’re slaves, and the vast majority do not. They are victims of mind control and it’s up to you and I to help free these people from their mistaken belief system; to destroy the religion of government and set their minds free at last.
Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class — whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy. –Frank Herbert
We have the best government that money can buy. -Mark Twain
Voluntaryist.com – Larken Rose
What On Earth Is Happening – Mark Passio
The Illegitimacy of Government – Humberto Braga
The sound is gone from the interview with Bernie Sanders. It’s gone on youtube too.
Thank you, much appreciated
It’s back now, thanks. Great post, by the way. I like the way you can mix something like Anarchy with the other more mathematical topics. I hadn’t heard of Helfeld before. Some of his interviews are good.
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This info is all well and good but nothing will change because of human nature.
The narcissism of the busy body class knows no bounds.
You cannot be against something that you support. None of this information is original, its a give away to what your most interested in, jack of all trades, master of none.
Technology is not Neutral
All tools have intrinsic politics and technology is the tool of now, whether your for or against it.
Your online, you pay a corporation to be online, your willing to support something your pretending to be against. Sad but true. 99.9% of society are hypocritical of others and usually not of themselves.
I tend to agree with you; my views have evolved over the years.
Our government is totally corrupt, but I’m not against the idea of government, just our implementation of it.
Thanks for your comment.
So many examples of cyclical reasoning. Never a mention of human responsibility. Freedom is nothing without responsibility.