The Myth of Authority

Getting-the-Idea-of-Government-and-Political-Authority-Out-of-Your-Mind

18th June 2016

By Ryan Cristian

Guest writer for Wake Up World

People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people.

Contrary to what many people assume, most of the suffering, injustice and conflict in the world is not the result of greed, hatred or intolerance. Instead… Most of man’s inhumanity to man is the result of one particular belief; one irrational superstition which is shared by almost everyone, namely, the belief in authority.

History has taught us that trying to fix the world by way of government always ends in disaster. That in the end the political process empowers the ruling class and no one else. Constitutions don’t fix it. Elections don’t fix it.

Once there a position of power is created, it is always the megalomaniacs and sociopaths who will sooner or later, one way or another, get themselves into that position.

Decent people are tricked into believing that it is perfectly acceptable and righteous to control and rob their neighbors, as long as they do it by way of voting in the political process.

Tyrants love it when they can get the people to cheer for their neighbors to be robbed by way of taxation or cheer for their neighbors to be forcibly controlled by way of regulation and legislation.

In short: the political process is designed to dupe the people into cooperating with, and even demanding their own subjugation, and the subjugation of everyone else.

The old notion of the divine right of kings has changed into the divine right of politicians… with similar results.

Hundreds of millions of human beings have been murdered by their own governments. Many millions more have died in government created wars and billions more have been robbed, harassed, terrorized and otherwise forcibly dominated and impressed by ruling classes… Including democratically elected constitutional governments.

To create a huge all-powerful predator, which is what government always is, in the name of stopping predators is simply INSANE.

And then the big powerful thing that you hoped would be a protector and servant of the people, will be an oppressor and exploiter of the people. That is what government has always been and always will be, until the people dare to let go of the superstition of authority.

About the author:

Ryan Cristian

Driven by a desire for accuracy, chef and alternative news stalwart Ryan Cristián has a passion for the Truth. As founder and Editor-in-chief of The Last American Vagabond, he understands that Americans want their news to be transparent, devoid of the opulence frothed out by today’s Corporate Media. A cultured and insightful man with a worldly sense, Ryan’s unjaded approach offers common sense to the individual racked by the ambiguous news cycle – a vicious and manipulative merry-go-round that keeps trenchant minds at a manageable distance from the truth. Avid writer and editor by day, Truth seeker by night, Ryan’s reality defines what it means to be current.

“Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.” – John Lennon

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  • keaf coccunta

    Some people are stupid and unable to abide without the threat of authority. there is no answer to this. its people who are bad regardless of government or not.

    • snowbear416

      They just need to be educated

      • Nicole

        Realize what both of your are saying snowbear416 and leaf coccunta but actually there is no complete truth on this planet to be found. We cannot give that which we do not have, what we see as truth today, fades and changes it’s story tomorrow. The strongest weapon of all and the greatest teacher is unconditional love. This true knowledge educates through heart contact and never changes and can be a powerful way to bring forth changes. Heart to heart, unconditional love is the answer to all questions or problems.