On Statists

The biggest threat to my liberty and safety are not Muslims, nor even radical Muslims. In fact, the biggest threat to me are statists. A statist is someone who believes in political authority, that some people are entitled to rule, that is, to wage war against the self-interests of others using any means necessary (compulsory schooling, police violence, bureaucracy) in forcing them to obey their ever-growing dictates. Statist ideology is responsible for murdering hundreds of millions of people in the 20th Century alone and in imprisoning and impoverishing hundreds of millions of others. Muslims aren’t anywhere near the level of threat presented by statists around the world. The attack on Muslims is obviously a distraction from society’s enemy numero uno, the State. State dogma is a much bigger and more dire threat to peaceful people than is Islam. And that’s today’s two cents.