The State is a State of Mind

by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books

“You let one ant stand up to us,” the antagonist in Pixar’s A Bug’s Life says, “then they all might stand up!

[…] “Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one and if they ever figure that out there goes our way of life! It’s not about food, it’s about keeping those ants in line.”

Now, let’s flip that scene into a meme both bugs and people can relate to:

[…] Just like the ants in A Bug’s Life, the people, whether we know it or not, are the ones who truly hold the power over the State. Problem is, the majority sees the State’s agenda, whatever it may be at any given time, as inherently legitimate and, therefore, are willfully obedient.

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