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Without Government

November the 10th was Remembrance Sunday a photo opportunity for nationalist and state flunkies to show their pseudo emotions and faux morality.

Hobbes though that without a strong central authority, civil society would fragment and people descend into a primitive and brutal life. There’s even a kind of meme that you can google that goes something like this “without government … people would run around killing each other”.

As a remedy to all this soldier and state glorifying pomp, let’s unwind that double-think with a little bit of reality check. Because it seems to me that government people have a long history of running around killing each other and a lot of people who were just minding their own business.

The fallacy here is that a civil society with law is impossible without a state and a central authority. I’ve covered this falsehood in many previous programs.