The growing insanity of government

By Nathan Barton

For years Mama Liberty, Claire Wolf, Boston T Party, and many others have been teaching (and warning) us about the evil of mandatory human government. Not just totalitarian or fascist or authoritarian government.  All government which is not voluntary and based on moral absolutes. Certainly, there are various levels of evil which characterize government. But to some degree, usually severe, government is evil.

(By the way, government or not, evil is the absence of good. Just as darkness is the absence of light. Government is not good.)

But it is time to talk about more.  Government is not only evil (and here in the FIfty States growing more so), it is insane.

Not just government, but the people IN government, are insane and growing more so.

I have long characterized much of what government (and government officials) say and do as “stupid.” But it is more than that: it is madness.

Let me quote Wikipedia to clarify what I mean:

Insanity, madness, and craziness are terms that describe a spectrum of individual and group behaviors that are characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity can be manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person or persons becoming a danger to themselves or to other people. … In contemporary usage, the term insanity is an informal, un-scientific term denoting “mental instability”; thus, the term insanity defense is the legal definition of mental instability. In medicine, the general term psychosis is used to include the presence either of delusions or of hallucinations or both in a patient; and psychiatric illness is “psychopathology”, not mental insanity.

Therefore, let me clarify my claim. Government, and those in it are insane (mentally unstable, psychotic, delusional (and sometimes hallucinating) and therefore dangerous to themselves AND to other people). This is demonstrated by their words and their actions.  It applies to all types and levels of government.

Here are some examples from recent news stories:

  • A serving Illinois state representative (female, at least) has suggested that abortion can be eliminated by castrating all men and storing their sperm in banks on which taxes would be levied until they decide to have children, as reported by Think Americana. This woman supposedly represents people of her state to vote on many important things.
  • Last year, the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, imposed a preemptive state of emergency fearing that the previous year’s violence (about CSA statues) would be repeated. The city council created a “no-rights” zone downtown. In this zone, you could not purchase certain items. You also had to be searched (“consentually”) before entering the zone to make sure you weren’t bringing those things in. A disabled veteran who was allowed to enter the zone with his two firearms, was arrested and roughed up by some of the hundreds of cops swarming the area, and the goods he had just purchased at a drug store were stolen from him.  What evil things did he buy? A couple of cases of canned tea, some razor blades, and a can of bug spray. They didn’t take his guns, according to the Rutherford Institute. This was a combination of insanity of both the city council and the police force.
  • In Newton, Massachusetts, the Boston Herald reports a state judge and court official have been indicted on federal charges for obstructing justice by allowing a border jumper facing drug charges to escape from their courtroom  and federal agents waiting to take him into custody. No justification for their action was offered: instead they deny it happened. This may be a case of corruption rather than insanity, of course.

I could write a dozen further examples, but you can see the point. These actions and words are mad, insane. To this we could add dozens of other cases of police behavior, behavior of courts, comments and decisions made by councils and commissions and legislatures, and more.

The people who do this sort of thing, regardless of their exact position and government, are behaving irrationally.  Is malice involved? Almost certainly.  Is there corruption? Absolutely. But the evidence is clear that the people who are doing this, and therefore the organizations that they control, are deluded and irrational.

And worse, because governments have such incredible power – the power of guns and more, these mad actions and decisions are a danger to others, at a minimum.  (I really don’t care too much if they are a danger to themselves.)  To you, to me, to our families and communities.

Are all of the words and actions of these people insane? No.  But very seldom do psychopathic, unstable persons always behave irrationally. Whether some of what they say and do makes sense is NOT the point: it is that we all are endangered by some of their actions.  As has been demonstrated time and time again.

It is time to protect ourselves from not just the evil, but the insane words and behavior of government and those who work for it and control it. We can start this by taking their power away from them.  Perhaps when they are no longer in power over us, we can find ways to help them and cure their insanity.



About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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