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    The sad fact is that practically every government has and does keep and maintain power ultimately by force. It's at the core of libertarian complaints about government coercion, and their deluded attraction to a mythical "free market" that is entirely voluntary and persuasion rather than coerced.

    We should understand what Mao did when he said "power comes from the barrel of a gun". That in fact government power is largely a form of terrorism. Until we understand that we can't do any better than that.

    And we can't understand that terrorism isn't going away soon, nor can we "fight it".

    The rise of overt terrorism, rather than the fairly recent submersion of it beneath friendlier but ultimately more superficial government practices, forces us to confront the terrorism that we never admitted.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 08:26:29 PM PDT

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