"The art of politics, under democracy, is simply the art of ringing it. Two branches reveal themselves. There is the art of the demagogue, and there is the art of what may be called, by a shot-gun marriage of Latin and Greek, the demaslave. They are complementary, and both of them are degrading to their practitioners. The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. The demaslave is one who listens to what these idiots have to say and then pretends that he believes it himself." ~ H.L. Mencken
Do You Know the Way to...Liberty?
Notice three distinctive features, not previously seen:
1. Everyone, not just "opinion leaders," is to be enlightened. No doubt, that will be a tough job with the hard core of government junkies; but remember that every human is rational at root, and that attitudes will change with time. There is a 23-year period involved here, and today's hard case will be less resistant when, two decades hence, he finds a sizeable fraction of his colleagues and neighbors telling him they no longer believe in government. He may even sense the coming collapse and want to prepare a parachute.
2. No action whatever will be asked of those who graduate from the School--except to replicate themselves once a year, as explained above. No political activism. No tax resistance. No sabotage. No violence. No emigration to the South Pole or to Outer Space. Nothing that each might not be inclined to do anyway. He will just be asked to live a normal life, to be patient, to study some more, to salivate for a free society pretty well exactly as we do here today on this web site and elsewhere, and to enjoy the anticipation of seeing it happen by 2027, well within the lifetimes of most who are reading this. The Plan would create 200-300 million "sleepers," awaiting completion.
3. Once the complete population understands and desires a ZGS, those of its members then working in some way for the government will simply walk away, like John Galt, and tell the boss to shove it - if the boss hasn't already quit, himself. Government will then evaporate like flatulence in the wind, for nobody will remain to work for it. Don't know about you, but that doesn't seem to me too hard. Re-educating someone isn't easy, but one a year for a maximum of 23 years seems achievable.
What do you think?