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1/12/2012 1:47:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
"In the consideration of any system that may be offered for the eradication of the evils that have grown up in the social and economic life of peoples, it is necessary to consider the beginning of those evils. When men became able to accumulate a surplus - that is, when the question of property arose - then the trouble began; and it has remained with the race to the present time.

The first trouble that arose from property was the attempt of one man (or group of men) to take the product of another's labour.

Since this started, it has been going on, in varying degree, continuously. From sheer violence or stealth, to the present refined means adopted by political institutions, the element of force has always been present, either directly and boldly, or indirectly and invisibly.

From the simple effort of one individual to overcome and rob another, there soon developed the attempt of one clan, tribe, or group to conquer and subjugate another group, thus not merely taking the occasional accumulation of property of a person or persons, but also carrying off and enslaving the persons themselves. From that first primitive act of conquest and subjugation - that first act of "governing" as it is known today - came what we now call the State. And through all the ages the State has retained the same old characteristic: it started in conquest, and that characteristic still dominates; it started, by plundering, and that (compulsory taxation) continues to be one of its chief activities.

The functions of the State, then, were to overcome and subdue persons, secure and maintain dominion over territory, preserve itself against revolt from within and aggression from without, and, in short, to insure its existence. To do this effectively, it has had to rob, not only the subjugated outsider, but its own component parts - under the euphemistic name of taxation; it has had to crush, not merely the invading enemy, but likewise its own subjects, through punishment for treason, when they too strenuously differ from its policies. In other words, it has become the chief aggressor of all history." - Clarence Lee Swartz

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1/12/2012 3:13:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/12/2012 2:49:29 PM, Wnope wrote:
How many holocaust revisionists can you fit into an Auschwitz gas chamber?

Do you mean the "reconstruction" gas chamber? In any event, I don't know how that's relevant to the topic.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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1/12/2012 3:18:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Uh, oh.

Houston we have an idiot!
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1/12/2012 3:22:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/12/2012 3:18:15 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Uh, oh.

Houston we have an idiot!

You, 16kadams, Ron_Paul, and lordknuckle seriously make people like thett and Innomen look bad.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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1/12/2012 3:43:37 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/12/2012 3:22:26 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 1/12/2012 3:18:15 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Uh, oh.

Houston we have an idiot!

You, 16kadams, Ron_Paul, and lordknuckle seriously make people like thett and Innomen look bad.

I was referencing the Holocaust post.

Sorry if that was mis-read.
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