I've been thinking for some time about how the State, and its followers, are psychologically able to carry out varies forms of violence day in and day out. The only equivalency are the irrational actions of religious extremists. Since logic is not used in the mental preparations needed for a religious extremist to carry out various forms of violence across the world and throughout time, neither do the ruling classes. The ruling classes use the same sort of mental gymnastics, or BELIEFS IN SUPERIORITY, to carry out various crimes against humanity. But until the rest of the world learns that Statism in itself is a RELIGIOUS BELIEF, nothing is going to change politically. The various political parties are nothing more than the various factions within a given religion, i.e. Catholic vs Lutheran, etc. The existence of an underlying belief that is neither based upon reason or evidence is what gives Statism its power. In order to correct a problem, we must first properly educate ourselves about the true nature of the problem. If you don't agree with a certain religion, you wouldn't try to work from within it to change it or end it. You would call it for it what it is, ignore it and then go about your business. Political conventions are nothing more than mega-churches with a preacher at the helm. Statism, at any level, is veiled religion.
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