Scribbles and Bullshit Rituals

Once upon a time, a group of people, without my cooperation or approval–and in fact, well before I was even born–proclaimed that they were going to forcibly rob and control anyone existing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

To claim that me existing on the continent therefore constitutes me “consenting” to be extorted and dominated is just plain stupid. Apparently all any street gang or Mafia has to do is say, “Hey, this place is our turf now!” and by the statist reasoning, anyone who still decides to stay in that area would be “agreeing” to do whatever the gang says.

And that’s just stupid. And no, the fact that we were all taught it as “civics” doesn’t make it any less stupid. Scribbles and bullshit rituals didn’t give politicians the right to rule everyone on the continent. Duh.

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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.