A Moral Obligation to Pay and Obey Me

I’m a human being and you’re a human being. However, as the result of some rituals that other people did, and things being written on paper–which you don’t need to understand the details of, and which you didn’t need to be involved in–you now have a moral obligation to give me money and obey my commands. If you fail to comply then you are a bad person, and you will–and should be–punished, by force.

By choosing to live in your house, you have agreed to this; you consented to be my obedient subject. You can, of course, ask me to be more permissive. But ultimately it is my decision how much of your money I will take, and how much of your life I will control. My whims and edicts are “law.” You should forever feel obligated to pay and obey, and you should feel guilty if you ever fail to do as I say.

That is the message that “government” sends. And it is a message that the vast majority of people still believe. THAT is the insanity of statism. It is the most ridiculous, destructive cult belief in history. But the mind control has been so successful that most of the victims of this slave mentality continue to vehemently defend and make excuses for their own (and everyone else’s) enslavement, and lash out at anyone who suggests that they should be free.

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Larken Rose is an anarchist author best known for challenging the IRS to answer questions about the federal tax liability of citizens, and being put in prison with no questions answered. He is the author of The Most Dangerous Superstition.