Civic Anarchism: I Believe in the State

On politics and religion

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/04/no_author/civic-anarchism-i-believe-in-the-state/

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The devotion with which statists implore their only saving state is often reminiscent of religious rituals of faith. When people keep saying that a world without a state is simply not possible, it almost sounds like the Catholic creed, albeit in small nuances: “I believe in the State, the holder of the monopoly on the use of force, the creator of the laws over us all, and in its government here below, its only legitimate representative, our master…”

The strategy is obvious. The people’s age-old need for integration into a comprehensive affiliation is being addressed. This is the essence of religion (‘religio’ means incorporation), which nobody can object to. Above all because religious incorporation doesn’t happen through legal coercion, but through free faith, at least ideally. Of course, there have always been churches, religious communities and sects with totalitarian tendencies. But these are, and were, excesses that were sooner or later abandoned.

For example, the Catholic Inquisition of the late Middle Ages, whose goal initially had been to promote the faith, but which then chose wrong methods and gradually became a violent thought-police. Its most effective instrument was to hold all the levers of a comprehensive system of regulation, monitoring, prosecution and justice centrally in one hand and thus to eliminate the potential for correction of a structure of society built on checks and balances.Against the State: An …Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.Best Price: $5.95Buy New $9.95(as of 11:15 EDT – Details)

That this ultimately led less to a living community of faith, but ………..

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/04/no_author/civic-anarchism-i-believe-in-the-state/

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