[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]
Amid the Great Recession Americans can sleep tighter knowing the government can use their tax-revenue to protect them from yet another terror: tents. More specifically the people who inhabit them: the homeless.
Thankfully, government has stolen trillions of dollars from naive humans who mistake themselves as “citizens.” For an example of the danger tents and the people inhabit them pose, please watch while government protects its taxpayers from tents and crushes the spirits of the 70-year-old man who had the audacity to live in a humble home in the forest. Local bureaucrats seem to think he belongs in a city pissing on your apartment complex or small business entrance.
[WARNING: If you are a deeply-disturbed, fearful and angry individual, you may enjoy this video]
Sam, the man in the video, lives in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. He was a part of “Tent City,” a homeless encampment where between 80-120 individuals have lived in the past decade. The land is “public,” which is a place where the government can steal your things and murder you in order to make things fair for everyone.
Sam and his neighbors in the Tent City made the forbidden decision to be poor and not rely on welfare housing and government subsidies, instead choosing to rely on their own fortitude and skills.
This led the people in this Tent City to be tortured for years by the threat of theft, kidnapping and possibly summary execution by local “authorities” who are people who take jobs with the slushfund agencies receiving the funds stolen from members of the community in order to lock up members of the community for things like smoking plants and living in tents.
“Can I watch?” asked Sam, as his home — a wood-framed shelter covered with tarps — was contained.
JOB WELL DONE
When we were young many of us were told by practically all of our friends, family, acquaintances, “public servants” (what “the authorities” were once called) and so on and so forth that our government was a tool of the people in order to help humanity create prosperity. Singing songs to flags, while our parents gave nearly half of their income to the government was all for “the greater good” and if you didn’t like it then you wished ill will unto others. You were a troublemaker, somebody to keep an eye on. If you did think differently from the immoral herd you might think people like “Sam” should be left alone.
Most were taught these things no matter our geographic region on the planet and its assigned violent-rulers. Despite tomes and libraries of information to the contrary, billions have long believed the government-line. People believed government was the most benevolent. The only way for humanity to prosper, grow and ensure its continued existence. Governments murder millions of people all over the planet and throw many friends and family members in cages. But this was all okay.
But today, in the internet age, people are starting to finally see government’s true colors. Government does not protect people from poverty. Instead government’s purpose is to keep its people in perpetual poverty forevermore and to crush their dreams and spirits by thrusting upon them tons of bureaucracy, forms to fill out and aggressions like the threat of force by police and other law enforcement agencies. Simply put, there is no “War On Poverty” as government would like you to believe. There is a “War of Poverty” and its objective is to eliminate wealth for everyone except highly connected cronies of governments and big businesses who take government subsidies. (ie sociopaths and psychopaths)
Thanks to the internet, though, people now know they do not need to be protected from people like “Sam.” Rather, people like Sam need help to fend off the machine.
In the bible it said that “the meek will inherit the Earth”. That actually is correct and it is happening. The “meek”, by the way, are anarchists… those who, like Jesus, never initiate the use of force on others. Do unto others… that’s anarchism. Jesus was an an anarchist.
Crypto-anarchists have been blazing the trail towards monetary and financial freedom. It’s called bitcoin and these are the founding fathers and their Declaration of Independence.
Ya, it’s happening. And it’s going to happen whether you like it or not so you might as well start liking it.
The era of violence, theft, poverty and war is coming to a close. It was called statism. Sam unfortunately lived in that era. A new era of peace, love and anarchy awaits. The key will be surviving The Great Transition.
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