Methods of The Modern State

EarthVessel
2 min readNov 21, 2023

The greatest danger to the State is independent intellectual criticism; there is no better way to stifle that criticism than to attack any isolated voice, any raiser of new doubts, as a profane violator of the wisdom of his ancestors. Another potent ideological force is to deprecate the individual and exalt the collectivity of society. For since any given rule implies majority acceptance, any ideological danger to that rule can only start from one or a few independently thinking individuals. The new idea, much less the new critical idea, must begin as a small minority opinion; therefore, the State must nip the view in the bud by ridiculing any view that defies the opinions of the mass. “Listen only to your brothers” or “adjust to society” thus become ideological weapons for crushing individual dissent. By such measures, the masses will never learn of the nonexistence of the Emperor’s clothes.”

Anatomy of the State, Murray N. Rothbard

For those who can interpret the message above, I submit it as evidence in pleading the case against the modern technocratic state. It’s an entity that’s entirely pro-system and anti-human, serving the select few that have, through cleverness or corruption, reached ‘elite’ status in modern society.

To be elite is to have pre-assigned worth to your life and being. Those of us who stand outside that tight circle have no value whatsoever.

This is why educational systems are being corrupted or neglected by the technocrats who understand and fear the danger of an informed populace. So they appeal to and nurture our vulnerabilities. This is why industries involving drugs, sex and gambling are thriving, and will continue to thrive. Meanwhile the state will slowly strip away all our liberties.

Question authority.

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