By Chris Rossini
Republicans and Democrats ... Left and Right ... Alt-Left and Alt-Right ... Liberals and Conservatives ... They must be different, right? They're always bickering and fighting with one another. Surely, these are all opponents.
To a certain degree, yes, but the differences are really not that significant.
What they're primarily fighting over is who government's guns should be pointed at. Who will be the victim of government violence ... that's it!
There are some people on one end of the spectrum that believe the guns should be pointed at people who live in different countries (i.e. the warfare statists).
On the other end of the spectrum, there are people that believe government's guns should be pointed inwards (the welfare statists).
Then there are people who believe themselves to be clever. They're not 'extremists' on one end of the spectrum or the other. They're equal opportunity violence advocates. These individuals favor government guns being used overseas here, here, and here. But they also favor government guns pointed inwards here, here, and here.
It's like they're building a Subway sandwich of violence....hold the liberty...don't even put it on the side.
The only real winner in all of this?
The government's guns.
That's pretty convenient for the government, don't you think?
Everyone is always begging for you to use aggressive force against someone. The only difference is who you're going to rough up.
If you have the personality of roughing up people, government is a dream job for you. That's why history is littered with some of the biggest tyrants to ever walk the Earth. Without exception, they were all government employees.
In normal private life, you can't rob, steal, cheat, or kill others. But in the fantasy world of government, not only is it all "legal," but people revere you, sing songs, and salute you!
The only thing that everyone will fight over, is who your victims will be. Do you have to rough some people so that someone can have Obamacare? Or do you have to rough someone up so that bankers get a bailout?
Or (and this is a really popular one) do you travel around the globe, killing hundreds of thousands, in order to "liberate" them and bring them "freedom" and "democracy".
Surely, this orgy or violence is not the only option for humanity.
If this was our only choice, humans would not have made it to 2017. The parasites would have overwhelmed the hosts long ago.
Well, it turns out there is another way...and it has nothing to do with Left or Right, or any other type of gang warfare.
It's called Liberty, and it's rooted in the idea of "non-aggression".
The idea is very simple to understand.
No person is permitted to use aggressive force against anyone else's person or property.
Not so crazy, right? Who could be against that?
Well, there's a catch.
You also can't get a group of people together, call yourself "government" or anything else, to get around this principle. You can't hire a third party to use aggressive force on your behalf.
There are no exemptions.
You keep your hands off other people and their property, and they keep their hands off you and yours.
Violence is only justified to repel an aggressor. If someone decides to attack you, you're justified to use force against their attack.
It's not complicated.
Such an idea is far superior to the barbaric theatre that we're exposed to on a daily basis.
It was a big mistake granting government the ability to use aggressive force. Give any humans the "legal" exemption to rob, steal and kill and it'll turn the entire world on its head.
Take a look around at the results. We're seeing the absolute worst in people.
Liberty and non-aggression.
That's the escape hatch.