Looks like Venetians have joined Quebec in their desire for independence from the state. I wonder how many people in the United States would support independence from Washington? Haha – A world without Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Cantor, John Boehner and Harry Reid? Oh, come on. You’d miss them.
The city-states of ancient Greece were a better representation of democracy. That is why State’s Rights are so important. Democracy is local. Oh, God, now I’m one of these bad guys according to the ever-paranoid state-created Homeland Insecurity because I said something about State’s Rights.
While I certainly am not predicting any such outcome in this cycle, at some point in the future of humanity, we could see the concept of the state simply disappear. Poof!
The reality is that human beings are tribal by nature. Maybe a more accepted term in today’s “civilized”, ahem, world is community-oriented rather than tribal. Tribal draws up images of savages in the minds of noble lords and state bureaucrats. You know, like the savages obliterated by civilized statist men of great nobility as has happened countless times throughout history. Obliterated in some attempt to civilize the savages. Murder, war and tyranny of supposed savages by the state that is used to civilize those who don’t fit into the statist world view of property, ownership and control. You know, like Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is a very tribal territory that generally doesn’t fit into a statist world view. So, just as has happened since the beginning of the invention of the state, an institution of the manifested self or ego, statists Dick Cheney and George Bush invaded Afghanistan in an effort to imprint the statist world view on their tribes. This is accomplished by “civilizing” the savages by force and murder. Never really a good strategy as outlined in the books How to Win Friends and Influence Enemies or The Carrot Works Better Than the Stick or You Get More Bees with Honey. Especially when the tribesmen have handheld missiles courtesy of the state. But, as George Washington told us, "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.".
There is so much going on around the world that ties into writings on here over the last seven years that are coming to fruition. I don’t have time to hit everything at once. But, I thought this amusing.