The Illusion Of Legitimacy—Busted!

 

“None are more hopelessly enslaved
than those who falsely believe they are free.”
—Geothe

The illusion of legitimacy is the false belief by the people within a geographical boundary that a government has a legitimate monopoly on the right to initiate force or fraud against every individual within that boundary.

The illusion of legitimacy is the most efficient means by which to rule a people because it maximizes compliance and minimizes enforcement costs.

Governments that do not eventually establish the illusion of legitimacy will inevitably fall due to the high cost of enforcement because many people would actively resist a government that lacks the illusion of legitimacy and the rest will not voluntarily defend that government. Also, foreign enemies would see such an embattled government as an easy target.

Therefore, a government that wishes to stay in power must not only use lethal force against physical threats, but it must also secretly use lethal force against threats to the illusion of legitimacy. Of course, part of the illusion of legitimacy is the illusion that the government would never use lethal force to maintain the illusion of legitimacy.

Whereas, it is commonly understood that any government will have physical defenses, the illusion of legitimacy is a psychological defense—it is a psyop; and just as any government desires many layers of physical defenses, it will desire many layers of psychological defenses.

An honest, open minded, independent thinking, well informed believer would make the following arguments as we penetrated each layer of the psychological defenses of modern governments (using the American government as an example). He would state his point in defense of legitimacy, then listen to our counter arguments, then agree with us, and then fall back to the next layer of defense. We will skip our counter arguments because he restates them in his agreement.

  • Service — Government is legitimate because it exists to serve the people. … OK, intent to serve the people does not legitimize government because: 1) good intentions do not justify evil, tyranny, or power, 2) the Afghanistan war proves the government serves someone other than the people, 3) the FBI cover up of the crimes of Hillary Clinton, the elite pedophile network in the Franklin Scandal, and similar crimes … proves that government serves someone other than the people 4) the 100% global cover up of WTC 7 proves there is a globally dominant cabal; but …
  • Innocence — Government is still legitimate because it is incompetent—not evil. … OK, being incompetent does not make government legitimate, and Government is indeed evil. For example, it continues to kill, injure, or harm millions of innocent people around the world, such as Iraqi children; and it also continues to perpetrate the atrocity of trapping the African American community in government dependency a.k.a. The New Plantation, but …
  • Ignorance — Government is legitimate because any evil government personnel are those who secretly went rogue. OK, some members doing evil does not make government legitimate if government were not already legitimate, but …
  • Necessity — Government is legitimate because it is a necessary evil. … OK, necessity does not make the government legitimate because: 1) all the best things in life did not require government (i.e. transistors, fire, and love), 2) people can produce any product or service and trade the fruits of their labor without government (i.e. healthcare is a product, education is a product, money is a product), 3) complex global cooperation is continuously happening in millions of ways without government, 4) America formed treaties and defeated the world’s super power with almost zero government, 5) we would be healthier, wealthier, more advanced, and happier without government, 6) and even if someone could prove the necessity of some minimal government, the current government is obviously very very different from that government, but …
  • Freedom — Government is legitimate because it makes people free. … OK, we know the people are not free because: 1) there are millions of laws and regulations, and all are backed by lethal force, 2) the people and the government are not equally armed, 3) those rights explicitly enumerated in the Constitution are regularly violated, and 4) those rights not explicitly enumerated (e.g. secession) are usually ignored or severely punished; but …
  • Democracy — Democracy makes government legitimate. … OK, democracy is not legitimate because: 1) democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner—freedom is a well armed sheep, 2) the approval rating of Congress is less than 20%, 3) democracies perpetrate illegitimate atrocities like slavery, genocide, and purges on their own people and on outsiders, and 4) a majority does not have any legitimate power over a minority because might-makes-right is a logical fallacy; but …
  • Delegation — Government powers are legitimate because they were delegated by the people. … OK, government powers were not legitimately delegated by the people because: 1) the people don’t have the power to kill or tax and thus couldn’t delegate such powers, 2) other powers were delegated by people under duress caused that same government (i.e. government damages the economy, controls the money supply, protects cronies from competition, etc.), other powers were delegated by people who were bribed by government using money taken by force and money printed out of thin air,  and 4) a majority is not sufficient to legitimately delegate power over a minority who do not agree to the system; but …
  • Agreement — Government is legitimate because the people agreed to be bound by government. … OK, agreement (a.k.a the Social Contract) does not make government legitimate because not everyone agrees to be bound by government, and those who agree have no right to decide for others. Also, people whom the government has bribed and/or placed under duress cannot legitimately agree to be bound by it, but …
  • Inheritance — Government is legitimate because it was legitimate at one time and we inherited it. … OK, inheritance (a.k.a the Social Contract) does not make government legitimate because: 1) no one has a right to decide that anyone else is bound by the “Social Contract”, 2) there is no proof that any government was ever legitimate, 3) government was built on land taken by an initiation of force, and 4) government was formed by a majority, and democracy is not legitimate, but …
  • Reform — Government already exists and is legitimate until the people change or abolish it because the people can change or abolish it. … OK, the ability of the people to abolish government does not make it legitimate up until the point where the people abolish it because: 1) a thing is not legitimate just because the people have not yet abolished it (e.g. government actions like slavery are not legitimate up until the point where the people abolish them), 2) in practice, it is impossible for the people to abolish or change government if that change would hurt the agenda of the insiders whom government really serves. If a leader arose outside of the insiders served by government and was succeeding in changing or abolishing government, and if that change that would hurt the insiders’ agenda, then government would kill or otherwise neutralize him, but  …
  • Secession — Government is legitimate because people would secede if they thought it wasn’t legitimate. … OK, the ability of factions to secede does not make government legitimate because: 1) for an individual who never legitimately agreed to a relationship, that individual’s failure to find a way to sever the relationship does not make the relationship legitimate until he succeeds; otherwise, slavery would be legitimate for any slave who had not yet succeeded in severing that relationship, 2) You shouldn’t have to leave your property when you secede—government should have to leave your property when you secede, 3) the US government has made it very clear that it will kill and sacrifice as many people as necessary to prevent secession, and 4) if a leader arose outside of the insiders served by government and were succeeding in fomenting secession, and if that secession would hurt the insiders’ agenda, then government would kill or otherwise neutralize him, but …
  • Instinct — Government feels legitimate. … OK, Government feels legitimate because: 1) we have all been conditioned since birth to see government as legitimate, which was really easy to do to us because, 2) we have those genetically programmed behaviors (mutations) that helped our ancestors avoid being banished/castrated/killed by priests/kings/governments. So … government is not legitimate, but what should we do about it?

Of course, all individuals around the world have at least one government trying, with varying degrees of success, to initiate force and fraud against them in many ways … so … force and fraud have already been initiated. The question then, is what would be the best response. Certainly, one appropriate response would be to educate the world about the illusion of legitimacy.

Another appropriate response would be to spread the concept of legitimate government. It may seem impossible for government to be legitimate, but government would be legitimate if it sincerely practiced non-aggression. A government that practiced non-aggression would never initiate force or fraud. For example, it would never act against anyone who had not legitimately agreed to be bound by its rules unless that individual had taken or damaged the person or property of its citizens. It would let any individual secede at any time. If its agents ever initiated force or fraud against citizens outside of what they had agreed to, then it would make things right. If its agents ever initiated force or fraud against anyone else, then it would make things right. To be clear, it would never operate on the property of any peaceful individual who was not a citizen without that citizen’s permission.

The insiders served by government act as if they believe that zero squads would be an appropriate response to the illusion of legitimacy. A zero squad is a secret cell of 1 – 3 individuals who have chosen an insider, and pledged to sacrifice their lives if they deem it necessary to neutralize that insider. Now, consider that the insiders must be very concerned that snipers have confirmed kills at 2000 yards. Then consider that the insiders must be even more concerned that many such zero squads could accomplish significant change, which explains their desperation to maximize government power over the individual, but power alone can’t prevent zero squads. They need total surveillance. They must know every word, every dollar, and every relationship of every individual in order to detect and neutralize zero squads.

Jim
 

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