"...as all history informs us, there has been in every State & Kingdom a constant kind of warfare between the governing & governed: the one striving to obtain more for its support, and the other to pay less. And this has alone occasioned great convulsions, actual civil wars, ending either in dethroning of the Princes, or enslaving of the people. Generally indeed the ruling power carries its point, the revenues of princes constantly increasing, and we see that they are never satisfied, but always in want of more. The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes; the greater need the prince has of money to distribute among his partisans and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure. There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the peoples money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever." ~ Benjamin Franklin
I came from an abusive family of Christian republican sheeple. I caught hell at home and at school. While I was attending school, I never fit in with the other students. I was also forced to wear 20 year out of fashion clothes during my elementary school years. I grew up believing that something was very wrong with me!
Upon reaching adulthood, I joined the Army because I had believed all of the statist propaganda I was taught in government school. I am thankful that I never had to go to war while I was in. My first three decades of life had been quite horrible over all, but I kept searching for truth and wisdom. I had always been an avid reader, and by reading; I eventually healed myself for the most part, and I discovered anarchism as well. The changes that I went through were extremely dramatic: I now love my life very much indeed, and I am now calm and happy by default.
Homesteading, philosophy, permaculture, solar energy, integrated home design, ect.
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