Stuff Statism

The man who is not permitted to own is owned.” George Santayana

“Statist societies make the state an idol to be worshiped and turn the dictates of the state into the accepted view of right and wrong…and what lowly idols the politicians have made for us” Anonymous

“Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime,  suppress minorities and still remain democratic.” Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

“a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” CS Lewis

“Cooperatives, guilds, monasteries and friendly societies and a whole host of human structures offer civilized methods of shared ownership that avoid the economic abuses associated with Capitalism and the bureaucratic abuses associated with Statist Collectivist Socialism.” Unknown

“All laws which can be violated without doing any one any injury are laughed at. Nay, so far are they from doing anything to control the desires and passions of men that, on the contrary, they direct and incite men’s thoughts the more toward those very objects, for we always strive toward what is forbidden and desire the things we are not allowed to have. And men of leisure are never deficient in the ingenuity needed to enable them to outwit laws framed to regulate things which cannot be entirely forbidden… He who tries to determine everything by law will foment crime rather than lessen it.” Baruch Spinoza

“Don’t give over all of your critical faculties to people in power, no matter how admirable those people may appear to be. Beneath the hero’s facade you will find a human being who makes human mistakes. Enormous problems arise when human mistakes are made on the grand scale available to a superhero. And sometimes you run into another problem. It is demonstrable that power structures tend to attract people who want power for the sake of power and that a significant proportion of such people are imbalanced — in a word, insane.” Frank Herbert

“After Napoleon’s 1815 defeat at Waterloo, Europeans had created nation-states in the image and likeness of Napoleon. The new states became the foci of popular affection, even worship. All organized themselves as Napoleon had France, and as Hegel had prescribed, with every house numbered so that bureaucratic government could pass its science to and collect sustenance from each. The states became the purveyors of education and sources of authority. They fostered the myth that people within their borders formed distinct races with different geniuses and destinies. All partook of Charles Darwin’s ideology that life is an evolutionary struggle in which the fittest survive.” Angelo M. Codevilla

“A government is a compulsory territorial monopolist of ultimate decision-making (jurisdiction) and, implied in this, a compulsory territorial monopolist of taxation. That is, a government is the ultimate arbiter, for the inhabitants of a given territory, regarding what is just and what is not, and it can determine unilaterally, i.e., without requiring the consent of those seeking justice or arbitration, the price that justice-seekers must pay to the government for providing this service.” Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“The position we have now reached is this: starting from the State, we try to remedy the failures of all the families, all the nurseries, all the schools, all the workshops, all the secondary institutions that once had some authority of their own. Everything is ultimately brought into the Law Courts. We are trying to stop the leak at the other end.”
GK Chesterton

“No, the state is anything but the result of a contract! No one with even just an ounce of common sense would agree to such a contract. I have a lot of contracts in my files, but nowhere is there one like this. The state is the result of aggressive force and subjugation. It has evolved without contractual foundation, just like a gang of protection racketeers. And concerning the struggle of all against all: that is a myth.” Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Free East Turkestan!

So in the land of the big fat (dog and cat munching) Yellow Peril in the East, what do we see today? Not so long ago we saw Muslims prohibited from fasting in Ramadan now we see the Imams of occupied East Turkestan forced to dance in the street, forced to swear an oath that they will not tell Muslim children about their religion and having to declare an oath that religion is “harmful to the soul”.

It is a principle of faith in Islam that all income comes from God, whatever the means it came through. Knowing this the Chinese 1984 style occupiers forced the Imams to parade through the streets carrying placards that read “our income comes from the Chinese Communist Party not from God”.

At this festival which echoed to the dark days of the Cultural Revolution speeches were given telling the youths not to attend Mosques and telling them that praying to God is detrimental to health. Observers noticed that this was nothing less than a nasty, totalitarian, pathetic and embarrassing attempt at grinding the religion and self-esteem of the natives of East Turkestan into the dust.

In this Turkic land (which has been occupied by the tyranny of modern secular fundamentalist China since 1949) teachers have been trained in methods of how to keep their students away from religion and have been made to swear oaths that they would do this. Religion is banned from government buildings, as are religious clothes. Young men with beards are especially targeted for persecution as are young women who cover their hair.

The occupiers with to replace local Turkic traditions and the religion of Islam with the bland doctrines of totalitarianism and the ignorance of materialism.  They have been trying for a long time – but as they are trying to replace something meaningful with something vacuous they are facing an uphill struggle.

May snot drips fall into the noodles of the tyrannical Chinese secular fundamentalists, may ants bite them, may bees sting them and may the people of religion in China and its occupied territories (Confucians, Daoists, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and more) rise up together and sweep away their oppressors.