The news you're not supposed to know...

An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand Everything
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
Article posted Oct 03 2012, 12:30 PM Category: Commentary Source: Larken Rose Print

The Gospel According to Government

By Larken Rose

We read now from the Gospel according to Government, first book of Politicians, Chapter 1, Verse 1.

In the beginning, there was chaos and mayhem, and people were as wild beasts. And there was great wailing, and gnashing of teeth throughout the land. Then it came to pass that politicians came down out of heaven, shining in glory, and spoke unto the people, saying, "Were are the Lord thy government, and we have decided to bless you with our presence, so that we may save you from your sins. Obey our commands, pay tribute unto us, and salvation shall be yours. For you are but stupid, violent animals, and only through our benevolent domination of you shall you be transformed into a civilized, happy and prosperous people."

And the people wondered at the words of the politicians, and were sorely afraid. But the politicians said unto them, "Fear not. If you blindly obey the god called government, and mindlessly follow our every whim, then you shall be blessed. But those who would disobey our commands--the heathens and criminals who think for themselves--being evil in our sight, shall be cast into prison, and banished from the collectivist paradise we shall create for you. Cast aside your individual judgment, your free will, your conscience and your moral codes, and follow us, the high priests of government, without thought or question. "

"The foolish man builds his house upon consensus, cooperation, and voluntary interaction, but the wise man builds his house upon political promises, state coercion, and the lust for power over others. Free will, self-determination, and peaceful coexistence are the devil's work, and lead only to fire and brimstone, suffering and torment. But blind obedience, unthinking loyalty, and unwavering subservience are the path to salvation."

"You have heard that it hath been said, love your neighbor, and do unto others as you would have done unto you. But we, the politicians, say unto you, pray for the incarceration or extermination of those who are not like you. But pray also for your neighbors to be taxed and regulated, petition for your friends to be controlled and enslaved, devote your heart and soul to the rituals of the cult of politics, so that we, the high priests of government, may dominate all of mankind, for its own good. Only then shall you have everlasting peace."

"We are the lord thy government, and here are our commandments. Thou shalt have no other gods before government. Thou shalt follow no moral codes and no value systems above the arbitrary whims of your masters. Thou shalt not take the name of government in vain, or speak against us, the high priests of state. For those who do so are sinners, criminals and terrorists in our eyes, and shall be wiped from the face of the earth."

"Remember election day, to keep it holy. Judge not the politicians, lest ye be put on the no-fly list. Honor thy congressman and thy senator, that their rein may be long upon the land which government thy god has taken from thee."

"Thou shalt murder, by voting for those who engage in perpetual war-mongering. Thou shalt kill, when government commands it. And the killing shall be called, "national defense," "serving one's country," and "spreading democracy." No greater love hath a man than this, that a man will go halfway around the world to murder complete strangers, because we told him to."

"Thou shalt steal, by voting for your neighbors to be taxed, and thou shalt hate and persecute any who resist. Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's income, and his house, and everything that is thy neighbor's, and beg the lord thy government to take these things from thy neighbor, to give them unto thee. Verily we say unto you, it is greedy and selfish to keep what you have earned, but noble and virtuous to take what your neighbor has earned."

"Thou shalt bear false witness, by calling thieves and robbers "public servants," by calling usurpers and tyrants "representatives," and by calling those who advocate liberty for all, "criminals and terrorists."

Blessed are the blindly obedient, for the politicians shall reward them.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after power, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the voters, for they shall legitimize tyranny and oppression.

Blessed are the bankers, for they shall embezzle the earth.

Blessed are the jackbooted thugs, for they shall get away with murder.

Blessed are the corrupt in heart, for they shall receive power.

Blessed are the war-mongers, for they shall imagine themselves to be gods.

Blessed are they who have persecuted the innocent, for the politician's sakes, for they shall be promoted.

And cursed are the heathens and extremists, who speak out against our tyranny, who encourage you to question authority, and who instruct you to disobey immoral commands.

We, the politicians, say unto you, worship those who insult and exploit you, bow to those who extort and oppress you, and vote for those who despitefully use you and persecute you.

Here ends our reading from the first book of politicians, from the gospel according to government.

Latest Commentary
- The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago
- What America Wannabe?
- Judicial Deference to the Torturers
- Ross Ulbricht Should Be Freed in a Fair Trial
- Government Save Us From "Overpriced" Chinese Food
- I Love Loosies and the People Who Sell Them
- Obama's Plan for Better Policing: The Good, the Bad, and the Body Cameras
- Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion (feat. Larken Rose)

Comments 1 - 2 of 2 Add Comment Page 1 of 1
keep me safe mommygov?

Posted: Oct 03 2012, 2:29 PM

99169 Hail, Hail the best government money can buy!

Posted: Oct 03 2012, 9:30 PM

687 I like the comparison.

Add Comment


Verification *
Please Enter the Verification Code Seen Below

Please see our About Page, our Disclaimer, and our Comments Policy.

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which in some cases has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available for the purposes of news reporting, education, research, comment, and criticism, which constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users.

About Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy

Advanced Search


Remember Me
Forgot Password?

Florida Cop Gets Schooled in Law After Harassing Man for Playing Rap Song, "F**k tha Police" - 12/16Second Video Sheds New Light On Allegations Of Misconduct Involving Denver Police Officers - 12/16US Supreme Court Allows Traffic Stop Searches When No Law Violated - 12/16Police Using Social Media Posts to Determine "Threat Score" of Suspects - 12/16High Profile Witness In Alleged Excessive Force Case Records His Own Stop And Arrest - 12/16IRS Drops Its Asset Forfeiture Case Against Owner Of Small, Cash-Only Restaurant - 12/16Congress Proposes Bill to Address the Problem of Immunity for Killer Cops - 12/16Government Wastes Taxpayers' Money On Crappy "Shark-Like Spy Drone" - 12/16

Rialto, CA Police Made to Wear Cameras, Use of Force Drops by Over Two-ThirdsCop Who Karate Chopped NY Judge In Throat Gets Off Scot-FreeFlorida Cop Smashes Compliant Woman's Face Into Car -- "Maybe Now You Can Understand Simple Instructions"VIDEO: Lapel Cam Reveals A Day In The Life Of A U.S. Police Officer (Tasing, Beating, Breaking & Entering, Stomping On Heads... and Laughing About It)Caught On Tape: Officer Sucker Punches Inmate In Face, Files Report Claiming 'Self Defense'Insult Person On Twitter, Go To JailSWAT Team Brings TV Crew To Film Raid Against Threatening Internet Critic -- Raids Innocent Grandma InsteadCop Karate Chops NY Judge In The Throat