What’s Hiding Beneath?

Statism has a thin, shiny scale of pretty-looking ethics hiding the evil beneath. It’s sort of like nail polish on an infected, fungal fingernail.

Some statism shows its concern for the less fortunate while hiding its approval of theft. Other statism shows the world its concern for “family values” while hiding its family-destroying policies from casual view. And, the ethics don’t hide just one evil, but a huge library of evils. All excused by the thin superficial layer of goodness.

The nice-looking ethics are good, but they stop short. They don’t go far enough and don’t redeem the evil that exists right beside them. It doesn’t make you a good person to give the shirt off your back to one person while raping and murdering another.

All the aggression and theft is just below the surface, while the pretty, distracting scale of ethics hides it from view. But it only hides the corruption and evil from those who don’t want to look.

The ethics embraced by any form of statism are only surface deep, used for less than ethical purposes, but the evil goes all the way to the core.

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Kent McManigal

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