Politics — the Artificial Distraction that Divides and Kills the World

Mark Metry
Mar 22, 2017 · 21 min read

The greatest threat to mankind is not climate change, Islamic terrorism, overpopulation, or assault weapons. The great threat to mankind is the same today as it was over a thousand years ago. Parasitic psychopaths who plunge us into war and divide us, rule us. From the day we are born, they fill our minds with fear, hate, and ignorance.

Before you close this window please consider something. For your entire life you have been in a single system. You might be sixteen years old, and in high school, or you might be an 80-year-old veteran. Regardless of who you are, you have been experiencing a specific way of life for a long time. Before you deem this article as “crazy”, “irrational,” or “conspiracy-ridden,” please read this with an open mind. You have given this system your entire life and this idea 5–10 minutes.

You Don’t Question What You Don’t Think About.

Who should read this

You should read this if you identify yourself as a Democrat.

You should read this if you identify yourself as a Republican.

You should read this if you identify yourself as an Independent.

You should even read this if you don’t like talking about politics.

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You should read this if you’re a human being.

Introduction

George Orwell states that aside the need to earn a living there are four great motives for writing:

1. Sheer Egoism

2. Aesthetic Enthusiasm

3. Historical Impulse

4. Political Purpose

This article may or may not be my unintentional collaboration of all four elements. I’m writing this because I think most people share my similar ideas of peace & love but haven’t thought about things in this way.

I’m not writing this post because I think I’m smarter than anyone or know more than anyone here. I’m simply writing this to spread some information and spark a conversation in my community (everyone on the planet).

Before reading any of this you should understand a mental concept called “Cognitive Dissonance” that may describe the feeling you may or may not feel after completing and comprehending this article.

I’m going to talk about several points:

  • The Illusion and Deception of Politics
  • Why you think the way you do about Politics
  • Distraction Concepts
  • What Politics Actually Are
  • Voting — Tricking Principles
  • We are the Government
  • Reasons I am an Anarchist

The Illusion and Deception of Politics

What you think Politics is

Most people are amazing. Most people are great and would never wish harm on another person. The vast majority of people are trying to make an honest living, provide for their family, and live a great life.

I, like many people, want to see a change in society in something I do not like. I want to live in a great place and will pursue that for the best interest of myself and others in my community.

Whenever people think of politics they reserve a special area in the brain: an area where morals, ethics, and rational thinking get thrown out the door. People treat politics as if it’s something else separate from other things in life.

How often do you hear or even think:

“I don’t like talking about politics.”

“I don’t like to think about that stuff.”

“I don’t know anything about that so I leave it up to people who know what they are doing.”

“Let’s not get into politics”

I believe this is because deep down they know politics is wrong and against everything they believe in as a human. Or they may view it as complicated and find something mysterious about its details and processes.

Politics reserves an area of the brain where nothing else gets considered. For example, voting to create a new law (regardless of what the law is).

You probably don’t think of:

· How the Law will be enforced

· What it means for something to be legal or illegal

· The funding behind the law

· The source of your information

Why is that? In school, we are taught what to think, and not how to think. We are taught history, what happened in the past and how today everything is different from back then. How often do you hear phrases like, “The school system sucks,” or “There isn’t enough money in the school budget”?

When people say “there should be a law” and we turn to government, one could translate that to mean, “We can’t solve this problem peacefully. We have to have the government write a law, send out enforcers, and point guns at people to manipulate their behavior.”

Why you think the way you do about Politics

Government has a vested interest in keeping us misinformed and control how we think. They want you to go to college and get a great job. I’m all in favor of education but school is far from it. School teaches us what happened in the past. It doesn’t really talk about what is happening now. They also make you ask permission to use your genitals for a biological mechanism called going to the bathroom.

“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education. “

- Mark Twain

Kids are forced to stand up and say the pledge of allegiance until it’s programed in their head every morning when they hear the ring they all stand up and put their hand on their heart.

Where else do people in today’s world perform a ceremony like that? Some people would say that Religious ceremonies are very similar to Government ceremonies.

The human mind is very powerful but can easily be tricked and believe anything in front of it. The mind will even normalize the most immoral, and violent things in the world if it is told to do so.

Even if it’s not in school. The entire country keeps the system going.

Celebrities (idols people have never met) saying how awesome voting is:

During the Super Bowl, the most watched televised event, the Pentagon pays the NFL money for everyone to stand up and sing the national anthem.

Often times, when reading about history we read about these terrible things that happened. Often times people at the time are ridiculed by members of today. People ask questions like “Why didn’t people do anything?” that’s because they are in the same game we are in today. Politics. Government: where the “system” tricks people into sacrificing their principles for politics.

Politics only considers the narrow scope of conflict that gets presented.

For example: Black Lives Matter groups are not bad nor are they fighting for something wrong. Members of the group are fighting for an admirable push towards equality. But, the conversation they are framing is very narrow. Of course all lives matter but why is race included in the conversation? Shouldn’t the issue be “Government hired people are killing other people.”

Conversations in America should be:

Bob: “Hey man did you hear about those cops that murdered that guy for selling cigarettes?”

Trevor: “That’s terrible. He’s a human being. Let’s do something about this.”

NOT (what it is today)

Bob: “Hey man did you hear about those cops that murdered that guy for selling cigarettes?”

Trevor: “Wait was he black? Oh that’s why. Police treat black people unfairly.”

A similar argument could be made for conversations about the prison system. Recently, I watched the a Netflix Documentary about the issue, entitled “13th.” I thought the documentary was wonderful until the end. The main narrative the directors wanted highlighted at the end was “African Americans are being put in prison more,” which is a much more narrow scope of interest. The conversation should be: “Why are people locked in cages for victimless crimes (aka ‘not crimes’) by the millions?”

Not a Fun Fact: Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined. Washington Post.

The confusion for all of this is because the entire world is distracted by a fabricated concept that creates conflicts. Race.

Concept of Race

The dirtiest word in the English language is “racist.”

We often think and believe being a racist is bad: treating someone unfairly based on his or her “race.” People don’t think that the concept of race is bad. This isn’t something you think about. You can see a different group of people with a different skin color and other characteristics that make them look different than other groups of people. Collectivizing them with one word or group.

This concept seems straightforward enough. But, think about that for a little bit. Why is it that animals don’t have races, but humans do?

We are taught that there is a black race, and the white race kidnapped them from Africa to be slaves in North America. We are taught that the Civil Rights Movement was because this black race wanted rights that the white race is against the black race having access too.

So what if you removed the concept of race? At the end of the day if I get a blood test with someone of a different “race” they will say the same thing: human being. At the end of the day, race is based on whichever government borders you happened to be born in (involuntarily). Through generations over time, people’s skin color can usually be attributed to their exposure to the sun (equator). Most of them have grown up and incapable of moving due to factors like: finances, government borders, or simply not wanting to leave.

Civil Rights Movement. Remove the concept of race.

“I think it is necessary for us to realize that we have moved from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights…[W]hen we see that there must be a radical redistribution of economic and political power, then we see that for the last twelve years we have been in a reform movement…That after Selma and the Voting Rights Bill, we moved into a new era, which must be an era of revolution…In short, we have moved into an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society.”

— MLK Jr. May 1967.

It was never about race. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. first led the Poor People’s Campaign on Washington in 1968. What if schools taught “We are all one race, and belong to the Human Race. People have been trapped in areas of land because of their governments but we are all the same.”

Instead, this lie is perpetuated over something that doesn’t really exist. People are grouped in different “races.” Let’s say someone of a particular “race” commits a murder, or something horrendous. Everyone else in that “race” is now grouped and belongs to the same category of that killer. Think about any conflict and remove the concept of race.

Government has been using “race” to get other people to murder on their behalf just because they look different. Governments also use the concept of race to completely distract people today about what the main issues were at that time. MLK never fought for the “black” race. He fought for the people against government. He was fighting on behalf of the poor, for the financial system that we have because of government forces. He understood the issue and in response, was assassinated and given a national holiday, even though the issues he called attention to, continuously get worse every year.

Countries don’t invade countries. Governments attack other countries.

The best defense is to reject systems of coercion entirely. The only reason why governments take over other governments is to take over the tax base that they represent. It’s for power and control. It’s the same reason government exists in the first place. It’s not to keep you safe. It’s not to protect your rights; it’s not to look out for the general welfare of others. It exists for the exploitation of people. If it were made to do all of those good things, they wouldn’t have to point guns at people and threaten them with being locked in cages, for not going along with their laws. Before a police officer can “defend” you the government first must steal from you.

“You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” — General Isoroku Yamamoto, WW2 Japan

Why do we say that being invaded by another country is bad? Because they are going to govern you just like your government is doing now.

What Politics Actually is

“Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting — or even demanding — their own enslavement.” — Larken Rose

When people think of oppression, they think of a scene from 1984: a totalitarian state, or somewhere like North Korea. No one has freedom of speech, freedom of religion, etc. People are willfully controlled through every aspect of their day. Everyone living there knows they are a slave/don’t have freedom, but they continue to obey.

What if I told you that didn’t work? What if I told you the key to a controlled population is mind control through the form of deception; a form where the population thinks they are free, but in reality, enslaved. It is a system that takes advantage of people, and using those same people to control other people.

Today, in America, generally speaking, we have freedom of speech (unless you say a bad word to a police officer and then you can be locked in a cage for disorderly conduct). Additionally, there are several other freedoms like freedom of religion, press etc. Not a single one of your “freedoms” have anything to do with your money or your property. Regardless of what next year’s tax brackets will be, you have absolutely no say in what government does with your resources.

Most people work hourly. Time is the period of which you use your private resources, your labor, for economic benefit. At the end of the day the government ends up taking over 50% of your money every year. It’s not just your income tax, and it’s not just your property tax (there’s no such thing as private property ownership under government). Every single thing you buy or use gets taxed on the way.

Challenge: Name one thing that is not illegal, regulated, taxed in the United States of America.

List of Taxes in America:

#1 Air Transportation Taxes (just look at how much you were charged the last time you flew)

#2 Biodiesel Fuel Taxes

#3 Building Permit Taxes

#4 Business Registration Fees

#5 Capital Gains Taxes

#6 Cigarette Taxes

#7 Court Fines (indirect taxes)

#8 Disposal Fees

#9 Dog License Taxes

#10 Drivers License Fees (another form of taxation)

#11 Employer Health Insurance Mandate Tax

#12 Employer Medicare Taxes

#13 Employer Social Security Taxes

#14 Environmental Fees

#15 Estate Taxes

#16 Excise Taxes On Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans

#17 Federal Corporate Taxes

#18 Federal Income Taxes

#19 Federal Unemployment Taxes

#20 Fishing License Taxes

#21 Flush Taxes (yes, this actually exists in some areas)

#22 Food And Beverage License Fees

#23 Franchise Business Taxes

#24 Garbage Taxes

#25 Gasoline Taxes

#26 Gift Taxes

#27 Gun Ownership Permits

#28 Hazardous Material Disposal Fees

#29 Highway Access Fees

#30 Hotel Taxes (these are becoming quite large in some areas)

#31 Hunting License Taxes

#32 Import Taxes

#33 Individual Health Insurance Mandate Taxes

#34 Inheritance Taxes

#35 Insect Control Hazardous Materials Licenses

#36 Inspection Fees

#37 Insurance Premium Taxes

#38 Interstate User Diesel Fuel Taxes

#39 Inventory Taxes

#40 IRA Early Withdrawal Taxes

#41 IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)

#42 IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

#43 Library Taxes

#44 License Plate Fees

#45 Liquor Taxes

#46 Local Corporate Taxes

#47 Local Income Taxes

#48 Local School Taxes

#49 Local Unemployment Taxes

#50 Luxury Taxes

#51 Marriage License Taxes

#52 Medicare Taxes

#53 Medicare Tax Surcharge On High Earning Americans Under Obamacare

#54 Obamacare Individual Mandate Excise Tax (if you don’t buy “qualifying” health insurance under Obamacare you will have to pay an additional tax)

#55 Obamacare Surtax On Investment Income (a new 3.8% surtax on investment income)

#56 Parking Meters

#57 Passport Fees

#58 Professional Licenses And Fees (another form of taxation)

#59 Property Taxes

#60 Real Estate Taxes

#61 Recreational Vehicle Taxes

#62 Registration Fees For New Businesses

#63 Toll Booth Taxes

#64 Sales Taxes

#65 Self-Employment Taxes

#66 Sewer & Water Taxes

#67 School Taxes

#68 Septic Permit Taxes

#69 Service Charge Taxes

#70 Social Security Taxes

#71 Special Assessments For Road Repairs Or Construction

#72 Sports Stadium Taxes

#73 State Corporate Taxes

#74 State Income Taxes

#75 State Park Entrance Fees

#76 State Unemployment Taxes (SUTA)

#77 Tanning Taxes (a new Obamacare tax on tanning services)

#78 Telephone 911 Service Taxes

#79 Telephone Federal Excise Taxes

#80 Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Taxes

#81 Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Taxes

#82 Telephone State And Local Taxes

#83 Telephone Universal Access Taxes

#84 The Alternative Minimum Tax

#85 Tire Recycling Fees

#86 Tire Taxes

#87 Tolls (another form of taxation)

#88 Traffic Fines (indirect taxation)

#89 Use Taxes (Out of state purchases, etc.)

#90 Utility Taxes

#91 Vehicle Registration Taxes

#92 Waste Management Taxes

#93 Water Rights Fees

#94 Watercraft Registration & Licensing Fees

#95 Well Permit Fees

#96 Workers Compensation Taxes

#97 Zoning Permit Fees

If Government is taking 50% of your money, which is your time and your life, most people probably spend the other 50% of their income surviving: paying for food, housing, and other basic necessities. Has anything actually changed? Has this system of slavery expanded beyond the concept of race and is applicable to everyone in the world?

The question one must ask oneself: is 50% slavery really better than 100% slavery? Of course it is. However, most people are under the impression they have freedom because of the years of indoctrination.

Now I know what you are saying. You probably are saying two things:

1. Why would they do that?

2. The Government isn’t just taking my money. They are providing me with services that I use everyday like roads, police, and healthcare.

1. Why would they do that?

Think about slavery this way. If you know you are a slave and you are not free, how are you going to perform? You have nothing to lose. If you choose to be obedient then you will probably work at the bare minimum in order to continue living your life without being murdered by your owner.

As evident by history. This doesn’t work anymore. A Civil War appears between two countries or you get someone like Gandhi in India to rally back and beat the face of oppression. Here’s the thing. If you don’t think you are a slave and you think you are free, then you will perform to the best of your ability. You’re going to try and get into that amazing college so you can get that degree and then get that job or start your own company.

You are NOT going to be performing at a slave’s level. You’re going to potentially be making millions of dollars. All of which the government collects a larger share. BUT, remember before, you have no leeway in terms of your labor, you only have freedom over speech (not your labor, money, or your property).

Government causes most problems and then offers a “solution.”

The United States has the highest amount of laws. Bills and laws are overly complicated on purpose so whoever is interpreting them can potentially bend them to their favor.

Taxation is a compulsory contribution to state and federal revenues. Compulsory is force. Contribution is a payment. So a tax is a forced payment for services you may or may not use. Rarely is something that is forced given willingly. Theft, is the taking of another person’s property without that person’s permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. Therefore, taxes are backed by violence and do not belong to this entity called “the government.”

“If any man’s money can be taken by a so-called government, without his own personal consent, all his other rights are taken with it; for with his money the government can, and will, hire soldiers to stand over him, compel him to submit to its arbitrary will, and kill him if he resists.”

- Lysander Spoon

Let me ask you something. Do you understand economics? Do you understand the banking system?

Like I once was before, you probably have no idea.

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning”

— Henry Ford

2. The Government isn’t just taking my money. They are providing me with services that I use everyday, like roads, police, and healthcare.

This is absolutely true. Let me start this off by saying that the government does provide some legitimate functions to society that are greatly appreciated. However, anything the government does can be done by the free market better, cheaper, and most importantly, more peacefully.

Do you ever notice that mostly all government services are hilariously underfunded? Government programs never work as intended, or if they do, the service is terrible and everything is delayed.

Federal Agencies receive billions of dollars to do what? Most, if not all, government programs are horribly useless. An agency like the FBI receives almost $9 billion. Yet, they are incapable of stopping someone who wants to do real harm in society.

Do you ever think why? Don’t farmers provide security for their animals on a farm? Don’t farmers provide housing for their animals? They also provide the field to eat grass on and any additional living requirements that the animals need to survive, until the farmer can butcher them.

What happens when you don’t pay for your Netflix bill?

People wearing Netflix costumes with guns come to your house and threaten you. NO. Of course not. If they did that, they would be out of business by tomorrow. Your service simply shuts off.

But with government, you don’t have a choice. You can always switch your network provider but you can’t change your government. Government relies on the threat of violence to keep you as a “customer.” Government can be defined as a territorial monopoly on service (no competitors can compete).

Answer this question. What makes the “Government” capable of doing things that no other provider can do? What is special about the idea of government that people think only the government can run? Nothing.

People are so afraid of corporations when all they can really do is offer you a product of service in which you can voluntarily choose if you would like to purchase it or not. Any current threat from corporations today stems from “crony capitalism.” Crony capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, or other forms of state interventionism.

The reason why you think the way you do is because the government holds a monopoly on specific services. A monopoly is the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.

They enforce that monopoly through violence and force. The State holds a monopoly on violence as well. Neither you, nor I can murder, but the state can murder whomever it wants and call it “War,” with no repercussions. Government agencies that provide the illusion of a service are the highest subjugation of authority. That being said, what happens if the CIA infringes upon your human rights? What happens if the TSA infringes upon your human rights? If you write the rules…you can control how to enforce them.

Voting is Immoral

We accept the notion that if we want to solve problems or issues, we can find solutions through a process “voting.” As human beings who care about others, we take our ideas, opinions, preferences and how best to solve these community problems. In effect of voting, a politician gets elected and his or her job is to legislate those ideas into law. (Which hardly ever happens.)

Once laws are legislated they are then enforced by Law Enforcement at gunpoint. Government uses violence or the threat of violence to solve any problems. At no point do we have economic freedom. You can’t say “I want to help the poor but I don’t want to fund war.”

You still have to give up your money or property through government coercion. You don’t have a choice because if you did, you wouldn’t be threatened with another cage for not surrendering your property.

“The less obvious tragedy is that governments pervert the minds of so many eager, capable people, and divert them from serving people in the free market to pointing guns at people, enforcing the will of special interests, protecting politicians, and killing each other.”

- Adam Kokesh

We are the Government

This is above all one of the most deceptive devices the political system uses to camouflage its real purpose in society. The following passage is from Anatomy of the State, by Murray N. Rothbard, which summarizes the problem perfectly.

“The State is almost universally considered an institution of social service. Some theorists venerate the State as the apotheosis of society; others regard it as an amiable, though often inefficient, organization for achieving social ends; but almost all regard it as a necessary means for achieving the goals of mankind, a means to be ranged against the “private sector” and often winning in this competition of resources. With the rise of democracy, the identification of the State with society has been redoubled, until it is common to hear sentiments expressed which violate virtually every tenet of reason and commonsense such as, “we are the government.” The useful collective term “we” has enabled an ideological camouflage to be thrown over the reality of political life. If “we are the government,” then anything a government does to an individual is not only just and untyrannical but also “voluntary” on the part of the individual concerned. If the government has incurred a huge public debt which must be paid by taxing one group for the benefit of another, this reality of burden is obscured by saying that “we owe it to ourselves”; if the government conscripts a man, or throws him into jail for dissident opinion, then he is “doing it to himself” and, therefore, nothing untoward has occurred. Under this reasoning, any Jews murdered by the Nazi government were not murdered; instead, they must have “committed suicide,” since they were the government (which was democratically chosen), and, therefore, anything the government did to them was voluntary on their part. One would not think it necessary to belabor this point, and yet the overwhelming bulk of the people hold this fallacy to a greater or lesser degree.”

Conclusion

You participate in Anarchy everyday.

Language is Anarchy.

Internet is Anarchy.

Meeting with your friends for lunch is Anarchy.

Meeting up with a group of people for a club is Anarchy.

Going to a Mall is Anarchy.

Respecting and following rules is Anarchy.

Anarchy means “without rulers” or a ruling class of people.

You can still have rules, services and products under Anarchy.

Anything that requires the use of violence or force to get people to do what you want is Statism (believe in a state).

What now?

I’m so grateful to be living at a time where I can send a message to whoever wants to listen. Some people might say that a day without government will never be possible. Not because of resistance, but because the government is too powerful. People who say this don’t really understand the paradigm shift.

If everyone in the entire planet read this and understood, people would stop paying taxes. People who are in government positions have no idea what’s actually going in their country. After understanding the true nature of government, every police officer and military soldier would stand down. The people actually running this destructive system are an extremely small number and use the population to do their biddings. The violent idea of government would be abolished from the face of the earth in 24 hours.

Inventions like the airplane, radio, telephone, internet and other networks allow human beings to communicate with each other around the world with little government interference. Humanity has been silenced for two thousand years and controlled by tyrants. Today, we have technology that is rendering government down and expressing the freedom idea to more minds. Bitcoin and blockchain technology are making things like cryptocurrency possible without centralized control. This empowers people to exchange goods without using fiat currency, which allows governments to do destructive things.

Go out and live your life. The secrets and destruction of government will unfold to you more and more everyday.

Government in itself does nothing. It does not produce a good nor a service towards society. Once you understand government, you realize that it is a parasite that has been sucking wealth and prosperity from everyday people throughout thousands of years.

Reasons I am an Anarchist.

  • I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶f̶i̶x̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶l̶d̶’̶s̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶b̶l̶e̶m̶s̶
  • I̶ ̶a̶m̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶i̶s̶e̶r̶a̶b̶l̶e̶ ̶m̶i̶s̶a̶n̶t̶h̶r̶o̶p̶e̶.̶
  • ̶I̶ ̶h̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶o̶o̶r̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶o̶a̶d̶s̶.̶ ̶
  • I̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶’̶t̶ ̶u̶n̶d̶e̶r̶s̶t̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶h̶u̶m̶a̶n̶ ̶n̶a̶t̶u̶r̶e̶.̶
  • Through ruthless honesty and logic whilst examining my own principles, I have concluded that the very foundation of government is coercion, which I find to be unethical, and which I now refuse to support.

Mark Metry

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Founder of VU Dream www.vudream.com, Host of Humans 2.0 Podcast