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4 Signs You May Be A Statist Puppet

4 Signs You May Be A Statist Puppet

Waking Times
Gary â??Zâ?? McGee <http://www.wakingtimes.com/category/contributors/garyzmcgee/> , Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
â??State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies;
and this lie slips from its mouth: I, the state am the peopleâ??
~Friedrich Nietzsche

Statism is a pandemic religion, a psychosocial disease that has swept
the world up in a web of political delusions. It has convinced people,
through conditioning and propaganda, to be dependent upon the state.
When really itâ??s all just smoke and mirrors thrown up by an entrenched
authority so that it can maintain its power and control over the people.
And thatâ??s the crux: the power dynamic. People should have power over
the government, not the other way around. As Alan Moore said, â??People
shouldnâ??t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of
their people.â?? Indeed, self-rule is far superior to state-rule. The
problem is, most people arenâ??t aware of it.

Amidst this rampant statism stands the mass-man, the ignorant majority,
the statist puppet, naïve to the political power swings surrounding him,
dumb to the way things actually work. Sadly, statist puppets represent
the majority of â??we the people.â?? Itâ??s not their fault, really. Itâ??s
simply how the majority of us were culturally conditioned to believe. We
were all born into it, to a certain extent. But there comes a time when
we must choose: become aware of how power works, or remain ignorant and

Here are four signs you may be a statist puppet.

1. You Believe State Laws are Valid and Just

â??Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and
conscientious stupidity.â?? ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Rather than question the validity of laws
, you just go with the oppressive flow, unaware that most laws are
outdated and immoral, and that many laws are set up just to maintain a
â??legalâ?? extortion racket that makes the poor poorer and the rich richer.
But you, being a statist puppet, donâ??t want to hear any of that
â??nonsenseâ??. Cognitive dissonance kicks in and before you know it the
comfortable, yet weak statist conditioning worms its way back in,
whispering sweet lies into your ear, â??The system works. Man-made laws
are necessary. Obey!â??

You would rather be kissed with lies than slapped with truth, and so you
just go through the statist motions of thinking, â??Itâ??s just the way
things are. Who am I to question it?â?? Not realizing that, if you want to
change the world you must first change yourself. As Margaret Mead
once said, â??Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever
has.â?? The first stage of self-change is questioning the way you perceive
reality, which means questioning everything: society, politics, laws,
the list goes on.

You have a choice: remain a statist puppet, ignorantly indifferent; or
learn how to become free, purposefully proactive. The choice is yours.
But, and hereâ??s the misery of it all, remaining a statist puppet is
easy, comfortable, and secure; where as becoming free is difficult,
uncomfortable, and scary. It may mean challenging entrenched laws in
ways that could get you in trouble with the law. It may even mean
becoming David and challenging Goliath (the state) though it may be
scary as hell.

2. You are Blindly Patriotic

â??Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
pause and reflect.â?? ~Mark Twain

Itâ??s more than just your stars and stripes underwear/blindfold combo
that makes you a statist puppet, par excellence; itâ??s the way you bang
your chest about randomly being born in one nation rather than another,
and then proceed to holler as loud as you can about how your nation is
the best in the world just because you happened to have been born into
it. Youâ??ve probably never even been to another country, but when youâ??re
certain, youâ??re certain, right? Regardless of whether or not your nation
is the greatest, the problem is your blind certitude, your willful
ignorance stinking up the place and closing your mind into a xenophobic
fly trap.

Youâ??ve yet to mature into one with cosmopolitan disposition, someone who
understands that everything is connected in an interdependent web that
binds the planet into one organic whole. And so the superior ideal of
world-patriot has eluded you. Youâ??re so busy ballyhooing statist
, you donâ??t even realize there are strings dancing you into a patriotic
puppetry that keeps you blind to the way the world actually works. God
forbid you should slip that blindfold off and learn how to see beyond
the shadows cast within the cave of statism that has kept you in the
dark for far too long.

3. You Think itâ??s Moral and Just That the Government Forces Taxation

â??No man is free, who is not master of himself.â?? ~Epictetus

You cannot seem to understand why taxation is theft
. Itâ??s moral and just if it is voluntary, but as far as the state is
concerned it is not voluntary. Therefore, it is immoral and unjust. Even
worse, it is forced, and the state is willing to use the threat of
imprisonment and violence in order to extort it from you. But youâ??re so
conditioned and brainwashed by such propaganda as, â??Nothing is certain
but death and taxes,â?? that you just shrug your shoulders like a good
little statist puppet and tell yourself, â??Itâ??s just the way things are.
We need taxes. Muh roads!â??

Cognitive dissonance
has a vice grip on your reasoning and you canâ??t seem to realize that the
only reason things are the way they are is because the state has
convinced you that there is no other way. But there is always another
way. You could recondition your statist conditioning
. You could adopt the anthem â??no masters, no rulers
â?? as your paradigm of hope. You could train yourself how to become free
despite the extorting tyranny of the state.

4. Youâ??re Conditioned to Think You Need to be Policed

â??The rich may have lots of green paper that many pretend are worth
something. The primary purpose of the police is to enforce the delusions
of those with lots of pieces of green paper. Those without the green
papers generally buy into these delusions almost as quickly as those
with. These delusions carry with them extreme consequences in the real
world.â?? ~Derrick Jensen

You probably think you live in a democratic republic, when you really
live in an oligarchic plutocracy
disguised as a democratic republic. Likewise, you probably think the
police are there to protect and to serve
everyone, when really the police are there to protect property and to
serve the rich. Which might be okay if this was all the police did. But
the worst thing is that the police are trained to be offensively
overreaching rather than defensively protective.

Hereâ??s the thing: there is nothing wrong with an entity hiring a police
force to protect itself and itâ??s assets, (thatâ??s defense) but there is
everything wrong with that entity (the state) using a police force to
extract money from free people (thatâ??s offense) for violating petty
crimes which do not directly affect the entity or its assets. Once a
police force goes beyond defense, it then becomes overreaching,
offensive, and immoral, which is a slippery slope into tyranny. And here
you are, slipping down that slippery slope, unaware of the diabolical
tyranny looming all around you.

Having police is fine as long as there are checks and balances in place
that prevent the police from having the power to force its entityâ??s will
upon others who do not respect and or recognize the will of the entity.
Now, the entity in question just so happens to be the overreaching,
all-powerful, totalitarian state
that has forever been brainwashing you into believing you need policing,
but that doesnâ??t get you off the hook for continuing to subscribe to the
blatant overreach and abuse of power of the police that continues to
oppress people through the monopoly on violence.

The bottom line is this: A police force that is defense-minded is moral
and just; whereas, a police force that is offense-minded is immoral and
unjust. There really is no way to wiggle out of this fact. No matter how
much your cognitive dissonance rises up to â??saveâ?? you from the
discomfort that comes from realizing that you have been bamboozled. For
your entire life youâ??ve believed that the offense-minded cops policing
our country on behalf of the state are moral and just. You were tricked,
hoodwinked, conned, and lied to. But there is a way out â?? learn how to
become free.

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About the Author

Gary â??Zâ?? McGee
<http://www.wakingtimes.com/category/contributors/garyzmcgee/> , a
former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of
Birthday Suit of God
and The Looking Glass Man
. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his
wide awake view of the modern world.