On the sincere fanatics of mainstream Holy empires

Rand Paul

calm, peace and... sincerity?

calm, peace and… sincerity? (Photo credit: Angelo González)

The system tames the masses. It terrifies them in to compliance, then confuses them with a mixture of punishments and rewards.
For instance, tax claims are publicized as justifiable extortion. It is the duty of everyone to contribute (under threat of garnishment and incarceration etc).
Non-compliance attracts jealousy from the other involuntary donors who are still supporting the system of organized coercion (mass piracy). While everyone knows that many of the richest people can afford to hire tax lawyers and lobbyists to minimize their taxes, as long as your own immediate neighbors are not getting away with an unfair advantage over you, then you can easily fixate on some other passionate controversy to distract you from the simple fact that all governing systems have the primary function of redistributing wealth disproportionately.
Generational Theft

Generational Theft (Photo credit: NObamaNoMas)

Which disproportionate redistribution is best is the central issue of hysterical argument by political fanatics. The merit of the idea of disproportionate redistribution is just not questioned by these argumentative fundamentalists. All disproportionate redistribution systems are labeled evil, except of course for whatever one that a particular fanatic worships as the one that is right and good and just and holy.
Further, the consistent giving of financial support by the masses contributes to a psychological fixation with labeling the system as the ultimate good (AKA “the greater good”). Their traumatized terror of the system’s organized coercion leads to a reflexive pride in glorifying the system and also to a shameful dismissing of criticism- not just as irrelevant, but as… insane. The reality is that the involuntary donors are terrified of any logical criticisms of their religion (AKA “statism“), so those identified as threatening critics must not just be dismissed, but intensely ridiculed, then even drugged and confined in mental institutions or in correctional facilities to correct their politically incorrect criticisms.
Rand Paul

Rand Paul (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Ironically, glorifying of a heroic critic may be very popular. “Valiant” criticism of prior flaws is celebrated, even if reforms were unsuccessful. Sincerity is the measure of value in the statist religion.
Prior reform is celebrated as the unquestionable proof that the system is open to intelligent input and progress and so on. In fact, in some systems of imperialism, the central figures of the statist mythology are rebels. Some heroic rebels founded their nation, then other heroic rebels defended it or kept it united or promoted whatever polices were eventually glorified with such labels as “justice” or at least “progress.”
Map of the United States of America showing th...

Map of the United States of America showing the largest minority group by color in each state. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Statists say things like “Of course we should do more to promote the well-being of the indigenous tribes that we plundered. However, at least we recently passed a law criminalizing animal cruelty and protecting 3 rare species of owls. Further, look at how far we have come so far in honoring the rights of not just two but three minority groups, together constituting nearly 8% of the population! Isn’t that wonderful?”
The state is awe-inspiring. The state is not just the Holy Empire, but the popular God.
Certain criticisms of the holy state are considered taboo, while others are considered to be absolutely required. “We really must do more to balance the budget,” said every public figure ever.
Security and order and justice are all central values of the state, but sincerity may be the top priority. Prior political leaders are presumed to have all been sincere (with a few notable exceptions presented as the alleged “proof of the rule” that all the others were sincere). However, current leaders are either labeled as heroic or vilified for promoting the “wrong” version of systematic wealth redistribution through organized coercion.
Sincerity is a central personal value, with one own’s sincerity presented as validation of accuracy and merit, while the sincerity of opposing militant fundamentalists is ridiculed with comments like “how can the other party be that stupid?” The display of that kind of confusion (“how can THEY be so different in their beliefs?”) is the hallmark of sincere militant fanatics of statism. One statist group ridicules their main competitor as fanatical, which is precisely how that group views them. “They are deceived by their own blind faith,” both groups say of the other.
Who's got the money in America - romney economics

Who’s got the money in America – romney economics (Photo credit: EN2008)

The two groups are locked in sincere divisiveness against each other. The opposing policies of systematic wealth redistribution are attacked as being policies of systematic wealth redistribution (which “should not exist at all”) because those polices conflict with one’s own holy policies of systematic wealth redistribution through organized coercion, which are called “justice” and “what is best for the greater good” and “what everyone agrees is right.”
However, everyone does not agree. The sincerity of the fanatics leads to opposing groups both yelling at each other that “yeah, but we only promote what everyone agrees is right!” A neutral observer might wonder: how can they all be so stupid? 😉
Hardcover Edition

Hardcover Edition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Terrified frustration that others have different perspectives is distinct from humble curiosity about perspectives and perceptions and so on. The fanatical worshipers of terrified frustration say things like “what should not be is something that just should not be, and you people do not seem to understand how sincere I am about that!”

Some other people simply do not value your sincerity at all. The only ones who do value your sincerity may be those who are afraid of diverse perspectives and thus are desperately avoiding any potentially threatening perspectives (“the unfamiliar” AKA “the unknown”).

Do you know what you will have for lunch 1,128 days from now? No, you do not, and it does not matter to you at all, does it?
The unknown is not what fanatics fear. Fanatics fear perceived threats to their illusions and delusions.
English: Sen. Joseph McCarthy chats with his a...

English: Sen. Joseph McCarthy chats with his attorney Roy Cohn during Senate Subcommittee hearings on the McCarthy-Army dispute (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When a few systems of disproportionate wealth redistribution are accurately identified as being just that, then some fanatics will gingerly celebrate the condemnation of foreign systems, but then passionately attack any implication that their own holy system of organized coercion may be just another fanatically worshiped system of organized coercion.
“Of course I am sincere about the holiness of my own system. My glorifying of my system is not based on sincerity but on facts. Our way really is right. Our way really is best. For instance, our system is the only one that opposes ethnocentrism and condemns xenophobia. In the McCarthy hearings a few decades back, we conclusively proved that we are not socialist fanatics because we condemned and excommunicated 213 socialist fanatics that were trying to overthrow our system of disproportionate wealth redistribution and replace it with a system of disproportionate wealth redistribution, which is evil.”
Come My Fanatics...

Come My Fanatics… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The system tames the masses. It teaches them to worship their own sincerity.
It influences their perceptions, their language, their behaviors, and their results. It uses organized coercion to systematically redistribute wealth disproportionately, terrifying the masses in to blind compliance and passionate participation in the modern secular religion of holy statism.
Statism and Anarchy, first print 1873

Statism and Anarchy, first print 1873 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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