*CALL ME POST-STATIST*
by Jim Babka
for The Zero Aggression Project

I'm not liberal, conservative, green, libertarian, or socialist. I prefer
being called [LINK: http://www.downsizedcfoundation.org/blog/our-lexicon-poststatist]
"Post-Statist."Â That means, I envision a day when political domination is held in low regard, like communism and monarchy presently are. For many years, I believed that the size and scope of the government was the problem. I worked to [LINK: http://www.DownsizeDC.org/] "Downsize DC."Â Directionally, that was correct, but it avoids the BACkbone problems, which is that [LINK:
http://www.downsizedcfoundation.org/blog/our-lexicon-the-state] The State is a...
· Bullying
· Abusive
· Cartel
*BULLYING*
The State has one power -- coercion. It either bribes or threatens human beings, compelling them to do things that they would not otherwise choose to do on their own. Statists imagine all the wonderful things that could happen if the coercion was intensified. They never calculate the costs.

*What if what passes for dialogue in this country was focused not on
self-serving, partisan bickering points, but was, instead, an evaluation of all the real costs of statist schemes, both hidden and evident?*

*ABUSIVE*

People turn to The State because they think it's an effective short-cut to social progress and security. Indeed, The State has two powers that attract reformers.

First, politicians have tons of money with which to bribe the behaviors
that are politically preferred, and that's because they're very good at
stealing it. They are further supported by cronies who want their share of the loot.

Second, bureaucrats back those threats with real violence. Ignore their
edicts at your peril. Armed men and women will show up to take your
property or your liberty. Resist and they'll take your life! Â

*CARTEL*

The State is a [LINK:
http://www.downsizedcfoundation.org/blog/our-lexicon-the-violent-mo...]
"Violent Monopoly." Who else can require you to "patronize" their business?

Imagine, you don't like the hamburger you just received. Maybe you ordered it without onions, but it came with them. You can complain. In business, the customer is right. Maybe they apologize and replace the order. Perhaps they discount your bill. Even then, you have the choice to never darken the door of the establishment ever again.Â

On the other hand, how many IRS agents or FDA regulators say, "The citizen is always right?"

As Perry Willis has observed...
/You have more power as a customer than you do as a citizen./

Therefore, the size of The State is the smaller problem by comparison with the BACkbone problems. And if "governments" are supposed to protect and enhance rights, then...
*The bullying, abusive, cartel-like behavior disqualifies The State from
being an actual government.*
None of us would voluntarily sign all of our rights and reservations away, especially to someone who might be working against our interests. Even the masochist would want the control of a "safe word." Such control eludes the citizen. What's your safe word -- your escape -- when politicians or bureaucrats bully you?

All the democratic version of The State can offer you is, "Elect better
people." Suggesting that you have to convince 50%, plus one of your
neighbors to "give" you relief is hardly an outlet. The problem is
compounded when we see how rigged the system is in favor of the very power that oppresses your rights of conscience and happiness. So instead...

SIMPLY imagine an END to the Bullying, the Abuse, and the Cartel. Imagine instead that government is a service, accountable to the consumer. That's what the Post-Statist does.

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Babka on Twitter @JimBabka/

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ALERT ALERT

Refugee Complains:
‘Too Many Laws’ In Western World

 During a recent interview with local media in Australia, a Sudanese refugee and mother of six suggested that the Australian government deserves the blame for her eldest son’s propensity for crime.

According to Nine News, Asha Awya’s eldest son is an unemployed gang member who has spent time in prison. Instead of pinning the blame for her son’s actions on him, however, Awya feels the Australian government deserves it for passing “too many laws.”

She said so during an appearance last week on the Australian program “A Current Affair,” where she also appeared to slam actual Australians for allegedly not making it easy for refugees to assimilate.

“They (her kids) came from a very traumatized environment, and coming to Australia, trying to fit in with the religion and the friends around them at school, is very challenging,” she said. “We have all these laws, so it’s just very confusing, and I feel sorry for the kids because they don’t know how to deal with this.”

But that’s not all. Awya also complained that the government provides her with too little money.

“The Centrelink money is not enough,” she said, referencing a welfare program operated by the Australian government’s Department of Human Services.

“Sometimes I cut some of their entertainment,” she added, saying in effect that she sometimes stops handing out allowances so as to reduce her costs.

And this, she believes, only serves to incentivize her son’s desire to commit crime.

“If mum always not giving me money, there’s no pocket money, then maybe I have to find a way of stealing and get my own money,” she said, articulating what she believes goes through her son’s mind.

So even though the Australian government graciously (and perhaps naively) allowed this Sundanese woman to migrate to the country, she basically resents this same government because it refuses to lavishly provide for her and her family’s every single need, including their desire for entertainment.

Behold the perfect example of a spoiled-rotten, ungrateful refugees, ladies and gentlemen.

You know, the media often accuse those who criticize their respective governments for allowing refugees to flood their neighborhoods of harboring racist views. If only it were that simple.

Many Westerners, including your truly — a citizen whose family immigrated to the West from India over three decades ago — take issue with the behavior of refugees.

Besides making nary an effort to assimilate, many refugees wind up on welfare, eschewing hard work and effort for a life of government subsistence and oftentimes a life of crime as well.

Now, consider what Awya told “A Current Affair” and answer me this: Is it really “racist” that Westerners such as yours truly prefer that migrants such as her remain in their own country instead of being allowed to migrate to ours?

Please share this story on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about this Sudanese refugee’s disgusting lack of gratitude.

What do you think about this migrant trying to blame her son’s behavior on the Australian government? Scroll down to comment below!

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