The Product of The State is Chaos By anarchytoday.wordpress.com
| July 8, 2011
The withdrawal of gold from the monetary system in 1914
resulted not only in the unprecedented destruction of human
life, property, culture and wealth of World War 1, but the
upheavals of the whole 20th century. The distortions of
paper money brought to power, for the first time in recorded
history, those wielding an intellectual justification for
the repression of humanity.
Socialism and Communism openly sought control over the
lives of ‘their’ citizens to a degree that had
never even been contemplated in previous centuries. Family
were set against family, children were set against parents
and producers were re-classified and factioned into ‘workers’
and ‘bosses’. The institutional pillars that
had been volitionally built up and refined over thousands
of years were defiled and pulled down. The resultant chaos
reached its zenith with a slaughter of innocents such had
never been witnessed in the whole of history. Hundreds of
millions lost their lives in the 20th century wars, pogroms
and famines caused by the strivings of The States for total
The idea of total control resonated with governments throughout
the world. What began in 1825 as a fringe political movement
by the Saint-Simonites, had, less than 100 years later,
become the template for international governance. Democracies
themselves adopted the notion that they existed to forcefully
guide ‘their’ citizens in their day-to-day activities.
Substantial inducements were provided in the form of government
handouts to those who conformed to the new orthodoxy. State
welfare, first developed by the Kaiser and Bismarck in Germany
as a way of controlling the recently released serfs, was
admired and imitated by other governments seeking to further
control their own people.
Emergency measures, put into place in 1914, were never
removed. Security papers remained the norm. It became impossible
to travel without a passport (a hitherto unknown concept)
and impossible to drive or open a business without a licence.
In much of Europe (including Vienna where I now live) even
moving house or checking into a hotel requires registration
with the police.
The people who had been liberated by the gold standard
of the 19th century were demoted back to citizens, a much
nicer sounding word than serfs. As such they were bound
to uphold standards dictated by The State; woe betide them
if they didn’t. No longer were actions governed by
conscience… the voice of internal reason, but by the
external iron-fist of The State’s security apparatus…
the police and legal system.
The concept of individual rights, without which no freedom
can exist, became a subversive, anti-State crime. Individuality
is of course inherently anti-State, but never before in
history had this been admitted by those who would rule our
every waking moment and reduce us to worker ants. Everything
became forbidden unless specifically permitted. Never before
had there been an attempt by any State to justify the repression
of ‘its’ people. Prior to this point they just
did it because they could.
All States, no matter the announced brand, became underpinned
by the delusion that as a governing group they held a superior
wisdom to the masses. All property became the de jure property
of The State; even the family home could be legally confiscated
in the name of the ‘public good’. The International
Socialist Movement gave the brute force of The State what
it had always craved: the veneer of intellectual and philosophical
The stern dictates of gold had imposed its own disciplines,
not only on individuals, but on governments. The vast majority
abided by its disciplines and lived free, decent, secure
and civilised lives. Absent the disciplines of gold, morality,
education, responsibility, the concept of right and wrong
and even spirituality began to break-down. Without the natural
laws that stem from an honest money, society began to collapse.
When the natural order and general prosperity, borne of
the interaction of free people with an honest money, were
dismantled, all hell broke loose. The immediate failure
of emergent State control of the economy and people was
visibly demonstrated by social chaos and rising poverty.
Unemployment, a hitherto almost unknown phenomenon that
did not even enter the dictionary until the late 19th century,
grew alarmingly. Riots and scenes of general disorder became
These dismal results, brought about directly by the newly
conceived State Almighty, were adroitly turned on their
head to become the justification for The States’ existence.
“Look what would happen without us” “Look
how people would behave if we were not here to control them”.
“We must have The State otherwise there would be chaos”.
In that manner, control by The State for philosophical reasons,
was joined at the hip of control by The State for the avoidance
of social unrest. The disease became the cure.
The political imperative of the 20th century was the attempt
to turn back millennia of rising consciousness and social
progress and to force mankind back to the level of obedient,
Palaeolithic dirt-scratchers dependent for their survival
upon great and mysterious forces that only experts could
comprehend. Needless to say the push was not initiated by
the newly freed working people themselves, though the ignorant
were quickly co-opted to the cause through welfare handouts.
Today we live in a world, where not only do we own nothing
that cannot be taken from us by legislative whim and where
even the product of our labour is confiscated in an amount
finely judged to be just bearable, but where our mind itself
can be confiscated. The casualties are locked up in psychiatric
wards or, when psychotropically neutralized, left to blindly
ramble the streets of our inner cities in pursuit of their
next handout. With the mind no longer functioning properly
all that is left is the urge of the body to survive.
That stumble-bum on the street corner with the blank, staring
eyes is the logical conclusion to the mad dreams and schemes
of The State. Lest you look down on that bum, you would
do well to remember that s/he was once an independent entity.
If you doubt this then, the next time you see one of these
unfortunates, say: “psychiatric hospital” and
see the eyes fill with fear before they lurch away.
Whether this has been an accident, or whether these actions
have been outlined, designed and effectively implemented
is beside the point. The State is a primitive organization
that knows only violence. It passed its use-by date back
at the dawn of the agricultural era. Just keeping out of
way of The State is no longer an honourable option. It is
time for active resistance; indeed the lack of resistance
can only be understood in terms of people having already
lost their minds; if not to psychotropic drugs, then to
the erroneous perception of self-interest. Where else does
honour and decency and hope for the future reside if not
in the mind of the individual?
Productive individuals are the last bastion of sanity in
a world that is not going mad, but which has already gone
mad. The fully expressed horror of The State Almighty is
already upon us. North Korea is what awaits all of us if
we do not quickly change the course of events. Other than
feebly awaiting the natural purge of a monetary and social
apocalypse and futilely mumbling over one’s beer,
what should one do? Active resistance should not be violent.
Whilst the pent up frustration naturally tends to violence,
violence cannot be the answer. To do violence is to stoop
to the level of The State. If we do that then we have already
lost and The State has won. States that are violently overthrown
are, of necessity, followed by equally repressive States.
Violence bears only more violence, witness the French and
It is not the people who occupy positions of power within
the apparatus of The State who are the enemy. It is the
system of The State Almighty itself. The people who inhabit
such systems are just the mentally enfeebled representatives
of normal human frailty. The weakness cannot be eradicated,
but the system that gives it succour can. It is the monolithic
beast of The State that is the enemy, not the people who
give it life… contemptible though they may be. The
State cannot be destroyed by taking vengeance against its
representatives, it can only be destroyed by the destruction
of its support mechanism.
The answer is withdrawal from the system in such a manner
that one’s property is out of the reach of those who
consider it there’s to take and squander. Those of
us who are naturally productive have much resistance to
this idea, but there is no other way. It is in the area
of surplus productivity that The State is most vulnerable,
for it is our natural reluctance to cease producing that
The State relies upon. Without the activities of its productive
citizens there is nothing to fill The State’s coffers.
This is the Achilles’ Heel of The State. Without money
in the coffers The State loses its ability to bribe and
coerce which will almost immediately lead to its collapse.
It is that simple. The State is a parasite. Productive people
and entrepreneurs are its host. There is no other source
of wealth. It is time to withdraw our capital, wealth, property
and surplus production from the marketplace.
It is time to refuse to produce real and valuable goods
and services in exchange for silly pieces of government
paper with numbers written on them. It is time to stop being
the backbone of a system that is despicable and can only
lead to further ruin and human degradation. In this life
you do not get what you deserve, you get what you are prepared
to put up with. We have put up with this for almost a century…
far too long.