Peace and Equality Cannot Exist With a State

It is ironic that some people who claim to hold peace and equality as the ultimate goal for human civilization think they can get there by using the government. But government, by its very nature, is incompatible with both.

Firstly, the government, at its core, is funded by violence: theft they call taxation, enforced ultimately at the point of a gun. Secondly a country with a government is made up of people who make the rules (government) and people who must follow the rules (citizens). The haves and the have nots, if you will, i.e. inequality.

Peace cannot be created through violent aggression. Equality cannot be achieved through elevating some to master over their fellow man.

It is ridiculous to think a government could create peace, when a government cannot exist without violence. All government power is derived through violence. At the end of the day, every action government takes is backed up by a gun, a cage, and the threat of imprisonment or death.

It is absurd to think equality could be created by an institution that depends on inequality to exist. Someone who takes my money by force is not my equal. Someone who can invade my home without provocation, permission, or punishment is not my equal. People wielding the power and violence of government could never be considered equal to the people they control. If there is a political class, if there is a government, there cannot be equality.

This is simple logic. Peace and Equality are incompatible with government.

While government exists, peace cannot.

While government exists, equality cannot.

anmemebastiat

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