“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”
– P. J. Proudhon
As Tacitus stated in Annals III-27, “the more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” On the Tytler Cycle we are between dependence and bondage. We also know that most all great societies have fallen from corruption from within (1). Those fractions that survive the collapse prepared for the fall.
What reinforces this is, the knowledge of history is the only way to avoid such catastrophes. But we are ignorant of history. We think, the new way of teaching history (modern public schooling), memorizing a name and a date is boring, and it is: by design (read Piaget, Dewey, Erickson, Vygotsky). So we have been lulled into ignorance.
The only way to avoid being governed out of existence is by self-education. You must choose and read the greatest minds from our past and be armed with knowledge to stand up to such corruption.
1 – See the 5,000 year leap, Skousen, p. 4