The Chain of Obedience


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Ludwig von Mises said, "Man is born an asocial and antisocial being."

This delusion parrots the monstrous myth that man is somehow "fallen," created with a "sin nature," or strangely evolved "wrong." Such dehumanization is the pretext for every cruel and wicked act seen on this world.

He continues, "The newborn child is a savage. Egoism is his nature. Only the experience of life and the teachings of his parents, his brothers, sisters, playmates, and later of other people force him to acknowledge the advantages of social cooperation and accordingly to change his behavior." (Omnipotent Government, p. 241)

The rule of agricultural city-Statism (civilization) "social cooperation" is that you follow the rules.

The hierarchical CULTure of agricultural City-Statism (civilization) gets forced into kids early.

The natural desire to gambol through the woods as a dweller of the forest (i.e., "silva"-dweller, or savage) gets brutally subdued.

Just like Mises championed. And it works. Then he dares blame others for the consequences.

So I dub thee unforgiven.