Self-Reliance is the Natural Enemy of the State
Self-reliant individuals are, in the state’s own estimation, enemies of the state. You’re being targeted because you’re not dependent on them. The state profits from dependency, and self-reliance affects their bottom line. But if you’re thinking you should just hunker down and disappear from the radar, think again. You can hide from mindless dependents panicking after a power outage, but you can’t hide from the state.
How Dependency Makes Some People Rich and Powerful
Let’s take our criminal justice system as an example of how dependency makes some people rich. In our system, the state has a monopoly on the administration of justice, which includes law enforcement and the courts. We in the USA have the highest incarceration rate in the “free” world. All those inmates are housed in prisons at taxpayer expense. The police that arrest them are taxpayer-supported, as are the prosecutors, the judges, and the court-appointed public defenders.
Every step in the process is publicly funded; there are a lot of jobs involved — it’s not just the convicts who are dependent on the state for their sustenance. And it’s not just the jobs. Consider the infrastructure; the buildings, equipment, and suppliers. Police need cars, guns, uniforms, and offices. Judges need courtrooms, computers, and staff. Prisons contract for linen services and food. We’re talking billions of dollars at stake — and what would happen if criminality dropped? If the state were actually successful in reducing crime, a lot of these public dependents would be out of work.
Now look what’s happening in the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, federal lawmakers are calling for more gun control. Despite the fact that most mass shootings occur in so-called “gun free zones,” the state wants to create more of them. Moreover, the state-friendly mass media don’t report the fact that mass shootings are almost always stopped by armed citizens when they occur in areas that don’t ban guns. They’re not concerned with stopping gun violence, but creating more of it.
Remember what Rahm Emmanuel said: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste… it’s an opportunity to do things you could not do before.” Maybe the state just waits for a good crisis to come along, like the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. But considering that nearly every mass shooting in the last two decades is linked to state-regulated psychiatric treatment, it leaves me wondering if the state is actually causing the crises that give them the ammo for more gun-control.
It wouldn’t be the first time. Operation Fast and Furious was a government-run program to arm Mexican drug cartels with American guns, just so the government could complain about the fact that the cartels were being armed with American guns, so they could be banned. In other words, the government itself created a gun crisis so it could ban guns.
How You Can Protect Yourself
OPSEC and a low profile can keep you off the radar when the hungry hordes flee the city in search of food, but it won’t protect you from the state. It has too many resources. So OPSEC is good, but it’s not enough.
In order to protect ourselves, we’re going to have to do something new. We’re going to have to take a hard line on freedom. We’re going to have to strike the beast where it really counts — the purse. The only way to stop them is to cut off their money. They spend money attacking our independence, and they get it all from us, so we have to stop them from taking it. If you want to preserve your freedom and independence, you’re going to have to take a new approach whenever someone mentions taxes — you’ll have to say “no.”
No matter the reason, no matter the rationale, whatever “need” they advance, the answer must always be “no.” No new taxes. No old taxes. Cut everything. And I mean that — absolutely everything. Roads, defense, police, health care, social security, FEMA, research, education, food stamps, whatever.
The only way the state can do anything is with our consent, whether explicit or implied. Withdraw your consent.
And don’t expect politicians to go along with you — their salaries, travel, healthcare, and pension are all paid by you. They’re not going to cut taxes by any meaningful amount. We’re going to have to change minds within our immediate circles of influence. Family, friends, neighborhood, church, and community.
We have to start a revolution of the mind — we need minds that don’t accept the premise that everything we own is only at the pleasure of the state, or we’ll eventually lose everything.
Take a look at how gun-banners view the right to keep and bear arms