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Are You Or Someone You Love Struggling With an Addiction to Statism? WE CAN HELP

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STATISM is a deadly, highly addictive drug.

Some have gone so far as to call it a cult.

With the brutal, hedonistic pure power rush it gives its users, it's not hard to see why.

For those tired of feeling powerless, anxious and full of fear, the drug "statism" provides a feeling of ultimate power over others, and the near-complete elimination of fears associated with independent, critical thinking. It does this via a unique chemical combination of the "mob rule" molecule (also known as democracy) and "taxation" – a chemical compound allowing humans to live parasitically at the expense of all those around them.

While to the clean and sober individual this self-nullifying cycle of parasitism is an absurdity, to the struggling addict the so-called logic of using systematic violence against the non-violent to bring about peace makes perfect sense. This is due to a unique reaction that happens in the brain when statism is snorted, injected, or absorbed through schooling and television. The critical thinking and empathic regions of the cerebellum and heart are shut down, while the amygdala – or reptilian fear center of the brain lights up markedly.

To give a brief example of what this shutdown looks like:

When Ryan Marconi, renowned researcher and lecturer at Yale's prestigious Anti-Statist School of Voluntaryist Studies, explained the illogic of taxation to Marcus Dumbleby, an undergrad with a full-blown addiction to statism, the transcribed exchange went as follows:

Marconi: Okay, Ryan. Let's do a little thought experiment.

Dumbleby: Okay.

Marconi: Let's say you live in a quiet little neighborhood, where everyone gets along and enjoys life, but just one thing is missing. Everybody wants to build a park for the children of the neighborhood to play in. Are you following me so far?

Dumbleby: Yes, professor.

Marconi: Great. So yes, everyone wants to build a park. One of your neighbors wants it a little too bad, though. He rings your doorbell, and when you answer he informs you he is independently collecting donations to build the park.

Dumbleby: Oh, great!

Marconi: Yes, it's wonderful. But there's one little catch. You see, Marcus, in this scenario you don't have any money to make a donation at the moment.

Dumbleby: I don't?

Marconi: No Marcus, you don't. But when you tell your neighbor you are not able to donate at the moment, he produces a gun and says that if you don't he will have to put you in a cage.

Dumbleby: What!? Why???

Marconi: Would you say your neighbor's action here is right or wrong?

Dumbleby: It's wrong, of course! He's just using violence to get money for the park. That's what a mugger woulds do, not a neighbor!

Marconi: *taking notes* Very good. Very good, indeed. Okay Marcus, now let's imagine the next day the same neighbor comes back with two other men from the neighborhood, and they all demand you pay for the park, or they will all help carry you away to a cage. And if you resist them, they may kill you.

Dumbleby: That's awful...

Marconi: Would you say the extortion is acceptable now, because there are three people who agree?

Dumbleby: Why no, professor. Why, that's just a mob!

Marconi: Interesting. Well, then. Let's say, Marcus, the next day the whole neighborhood Rotary Club is at your doorstep, pitchforks and torches in hand, demanding you donate for the park. Is that okay?

Dumbleby: No! That's awful. Of course I'd be glad to pay if I had money. But even if someone just didn't want to donate for other reasons they should be able to say no. It's a free country!

Marconi: Alright Marcus. You are doing great. One last addition to the scenario. What if the whole town, or whole state, or whole country demanded you pay for the park in similar, violent fashion.

Dumbleby: It's still wrong!

Marconi: And why is it still wrong, Marcus?

Dumbleby: Because that's just a mob. That's not how civilized people accomplish things. That's just brute force and violence.

Marconi: How then, Marcus, is that qualitatively differentiated from someone being coerced into paying taxes for a park, a war, or any other thing, under threat of violence from the government?

Dumbleby: Huh?

Marconi: How is taxation different from what your neighbors are trying to do to you in the scenario?

Dumbleby: What?? That's easy, I pay taxes voluntarily.

Marconi: You do. Has there ever been anything you did not wish to pay taxes for?

Dumbleby: Sure, lots of things. Like that fancy new library over on Vine Street. What a waste of taxpayer money! Did they really need that giant fountain out front?

Marconi: Why didn't you simply decline to pay?

Dumbleby: Well if I don't pay taxes I'll get into trouble.

Marconi: I see. What will happen if you don't pay taxes?

Dumbleby: I could be audited. Maybe even go to jail.

Marconi: Aha. And if you resist being taken to that cage?

Dumbleby: Well, I guess if I resisted armed IRS agents and tried to fight back I'd probably be killed.

Marconi: Marcus, do you not see then how taxation is qualitatively identical to your neighbor extorting you to pay for the kids' park?

Dumbleby: No, because my neighbor isn't the government.

Marconi: And who is the government, Marcus?

Dumbleby: Well, we elect them to make decisions on our behalf.

Marconi: And what if you disagree with their decisions, as with the taxes for the library issue?

Dumbleby: Well, I have to vote to change things.

Marconi: And if your choice doesn't win the election?

Dumbleby: Well, then I will be forced to pay. But that's different than mob rule, because it's democracy.

Marconi: Thank you Marcus. That will be all for today.

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As you can see from the exchange between the professor and Marcus Dumbleby, statism profoundly compromises the critical thinking faculties of those addicted to the drug. There is a promising treatment on the horizon, however, known as voluntaryism. Please see the public service announcement video mid-article to learn more. Thank you for reading.

-GS

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I don't want to imagine that our country would get to the point that we have to have arrive to that situation. We don't have a choice because it is our responsibility to pay for our taxes. By force its another story.

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2 months ago

It's always done by force. Try not paying.

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2 months ago

No choice, since it's prededucted from our husbands salaries. We can't accomplish a transaction in our government institutions without paying for a tax. We can't operate a business without paying for a tax. Though there are exemptions, it depends who are exempted.

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2 months ago

Being assertive is greatly appreciated than being forced to do such a thing. Surely a great read. ❤

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2 months ago

Gran artículo! Felicitaciones!!

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2 months ago

What an impressive knowledge about statism. You have elaborated in lucid way through the conversation between two. This is really note worthy. Grateful

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2 months ago

Thank you for this information I know that you have helped alot of people with this article keep on doing your good works thanks

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2 months ago

It reads like fiction but it is so true! Got goosebumps. Great read.

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2 months ago

Very good analogy...It made me thinking a lot

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I'm liking voluntaryism more and more. I like these stories almost as much as I like your poetry.

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2 months ago

behave and think intelligently in order to achieve freedom in all fields.

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2 months ago

It's my first time reading an article like this it's a very helpful, very great conversation between the two, voluntary and being forced is far different from each other and I like the way he defended his self.

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2 months ago

I assumed that at the end of the dialogue the professor would say, Marcus, what do you think when your parents refuse to give you money for drugs and you make them do it? Isn't that violence on your part? Thank you for your post, I liked the professor's logical reasoning. Unusual.

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2 months ago

Well written Very good analogy...It made me thinking a lot. Keep it up 👍

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2 months ago

At first read, I can't get the point really but the conversation made me think deep. Indeed that voluntary is way better than being forced. This kind of article will make you think more what you had read. You have a great article here. Until now, I am still diverting the message in my mind.

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2 months ago

I couldn't agree more. Those under the influence of the statism drug are usually unaware, just like Marcus Dumbleby in your story. It's hard to get cured if you don't know you're sick.

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2 months ago

I'm totally agreed with Your point of view, appreciate your efforts. Keep it up ⚡ 😇

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2 months ago

This article is so interesting and much more important regarding today's situation and current affair studies

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2 months ago

Thanks for the upvote! Appreciate it.

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2 months ago

Thanks for reading.

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2 months ago

I am feeling so glad after reading this article.Defending yourself is sometime more important than keeping mum.Love it and thanks for this great article.

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2 months ago

This article is deep. The message you want to share with others is an eye opener. I like voluntarism. As much as we want to not experience this kind of force still, since before we are in this situation. As for me, I will defend myself not to be forced. I will fight for my rights.

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2 months ago

This is completely a different kind of article on statism. I am a user of 3 weeks on read.cash but i still didn't read this kind of article in this short period of time. Best of luck,keep going towards more success 👍

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2 months ago

Hello my friends))

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2 months ago

Well this was an open minder article, beautifully explained. That is sadly the world we live in. Unfortunately, people do not realize that we are the actual power. They don't realize that, without us, those who hold the "power" are nothing. I hope for the day when the world will see the real truth.

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2 months ago

I am always a fan of this type of article structure. Where it transcends the way of reading it and creating a picture out of it. It's the same feeling that I felt when I was a kid, reading comic books. It's addictive, yet created with passion, and I must say I felt it all throughout this article. And to be honest, I'm so hooked, I almost hear voices narrating every conversation line. Upvote for this, and hoping to check more stuff coming from you man!

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Thanks for reading, and for the thoughtful comment man. Much appreciated.

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2 months ago

"that's different than mob rule" I love this line.XD

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2 months ago

Statism no doubt has fruits at the end dialogue was awesome to see and learn😍

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