Journal of the Association
of Future Philosophers
Government vs. Humanity
Can We Solve the Problem of Government?
by "Socrates" 4-10-1998
In this century, government has murdered over 200
million human beings, including the Holocaust where it murdered over six
million Jews, and we can rationally expect that government will murder
tens of millions of people next century.
Government is a major source of crimes based on racism, nationalism and religion. It has committed theft, assault, rape and murder on a scale otherwise unimaginable.
The crimes of government and the resulting harm to society constitute the Problem of Government.
When U.S. government officials dropped their atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, they forever branded the U.S. government as the first genocidal terrorist hate group to use nuclear weapons to murder babies.
When the U.S. government murdered millions in its war in southeast Asia, Richard Nixon became a member of the one million human beings club, a club that is becoming less and less exclusive.
Since former U.N. General Secretary Boutros Boutros Ghali imposed an embargo on Iraq, the U.N. has murdered approximately one million human beings, including 700,000 children in the Iraqi Holocaust, (according to Catholic bishops who oppose the embargo).
From the enslavement of the Jews in Egypt to the slave laws and the Jim Crow laws in America to the "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia and the nuking of Japanese babies, and above all the Holocaust, the nature of government has not changed in over 5,000 years.
The same institution that murdered Socrates and Jesus so dramatically, now murders millions routinely, efficiently and without fanfare.
While philosophers such as Plato, John Rawls and Robert Nozick have attempted to reconcile government with justice, we have ample empirical evidence that reveals the nature of government.
This evidence refutes the the old paradigm of government and the bogus claims that government is ethically legitimate, that the rulers have an ethical right to rule us, and that we have an ethical obligation to obey them. On the contrary, the evidence shows that those who participate in government have crossed an important ethical line, the line that divides legitimate from criminal organizations.
The Problem of Government is the big story of the Twentieth Century, and if we do nothing, we can rationally expect that it will murder tens of millions of people in the Twenty-first century.
Realistic no-statism is a situation where all human beings, without govenment and anarchy, live in a just, free and peaceful society, or as close to this ideal as possible. Will we achieve realistic no-statism, or will we do nothing and allow the old paradigm to prolong the Problem of Government?
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