This is the story of your enslavement; how it came to be, and you can finally be free.
all animals, human beings want to dominate and exploit the resources
around them. At first, we mostly hunted and fished and ate off the land -
but then something magical and terrible happened to our minds. We
became, alone among the animals, afraid of death, and of future loss.
this was the start of a great tragedy, and an even greater
possibility... You see, when we became afraid of death, of injury, and
imprisonment, we became controllable -- and so valuable -- in a way that
no other resource could ever be.
The greatest resource for any
human being to control is not natural resources, or tools, or animals or
land -- but other human beings.You can frighten an animal, because
animals are afraid of pain in the moment, but you cannot frighten an
animal with a loss of liberty, or with torture or imprisonment in the
future, because animals have very little sense of tomorrow.You cannot
threaten a cow with torture, or a sheep with death.
swing a sword at a tree and scream at it to produce more fruit, or hold a
burning torch to a field and demand more wheat.You cannot get more eggs
by threatening a hen - but you can get a man to give you his eggs by
threatening him.Human farming has been the most profitable -- and
destructive -- occupation throughout history, and it is now reaching its
Human society cannot be rationally understood until it is seen for what
it is: a series of farms where human farmers own human livestock.
people get confused because governments provide healthcare and water
and education and roads, and thus imagine that there is some benevolence
at work. Nothing could be further from reality. Farmers provide
healthcare and irrigation and training to their livestock.
people get confused because we are allowed certain liberties, and thus
imagine that our government protects our freedoms. But farmers plant
their crops a certain distance apart to increase their yields -- and
will allow certain animals larger stalls or fields if it means they will
produce more meat and milk.In your country, your tax farm, your farmer
grants you certain freedoms not because he cares about your liberties,
but because he wants to increase his profits.Are you beginning to see
the nature of the cage you were born into?
There have been four major phases of human farming.
first phase, in ancient Egypt, was direct and brutal human compulsion.
Human bodies were controlled, but the creative productivity of the human
mind remained outside the reach of the whip and the brand and the
shackles. Slaves remained woefully underproductive, and required
enormous resources to control.
The second phase was the Roman
model, wherein slaves were granted some capacity for freedom, ingenuity
and creativity, which raised their productivity. This increased the
wealth of Rome, and thus the tax income of the Roman government - and
with this additional wealth, Rome became an empire, destroying the
economic freedoms that fed its power, and collapsed.
I'm sure that this does not seem entirely unfamiliar.
the collapse of Rome, the feudal model introduced the concept of
livestock ownership and taxation. Instead of being directly owned,
peasants farmed land that they could retain as long as they paid off the
local warlords. This model broke down due to the continual subdivision
of productive land, and was destroyed during the Enclosure movement,
when land was consolidated, and hundreds of thousands of peasants were
kicked off their ancestral lands, because new farming techniques made
larger farms more productive with fewer people.
productivity of the late Middle Ages created the excess food required
for the expansion of towns and cities, which in turn gave rise to the
modern Democratic model of human ownership.
As displaced peasants
flooded into the cities, a huge stock of cheap human capital became
available to the rising industrialists - and the ruling class of human
farmers quickly realized that they could make more money by letting
their livestock choose their own occupations.
Democratic model, direct slave ownership has been replaced by the Mafia
model. The Mafia rarely owns businesses directly, but rather sends thugs
around once a month to steal from the business "owners."You are now
allowed to choose your own occupation, which raises your productivity -
and thus the taxes you can pay to your masters.
Your few freedoms
are preserved because they are profitable to your owners.The great
challenge of the Democratic model is that increases in wealth and
freedom threaten the farmers. The ruling classes initially profit from a
relatively free market in capital and labor, but as their livestock
become more used to their freedoms and growing wealth, they begin to
question why they need rulers at all.Ah well. Nobody ever said that
human farming was easy.
Keeping the tax livestock securely in the compounds of the ruling classes is a three phase process.
first is to indoctrinate the young through government "education." As
the wealth of democratic countries grew, government schools were
universally inflicted in order to control the thoughts and souls of the
The second is to turn citizens against each other
through the creation of dependent livestock.It is very difficult to rule
human beings directly through force -- and where it can be achieved, it
remains cripplingly underproductive, as can be seen in North Korea.
Human beings do not breed well or produce efficiently in direct
captivity.If human beings believe that they are free, then they will
produce much more for their farmers. The best way to maintain this
illusion of freedom is to put some of the livestock on the payroll of
the farmer. Those cows that become dependent on the existing hierarchy
will then attack any other cows who point out the violence, hypocrisy
and immorality of human ownership.
Freedom is slavery, and slavery is freedom.(where have you heard that before?)
If you can get the cows to attack each other whenever anybody brings up
the reality of their situation, then you don't have to spend nearly as
much controlling them directly.Those cows who become dependent upon the
stolen largess of the farmer will violently oppose any questioning of
the virtue of human ownership -- and the intellectual and artistic
classes, always and forever dependent upon the farmers -- will say, to
anyone who demands freedom from ownership: "You will harm your fellow
"The livestock are kept enclosed by shifting the moral
responsibility for the destructiveness of a violent system to those who
demand real freedom.The third phase is to invent continual external
threats, so that the frightened livestock cling to the "protection" of
the farmers.This system of human farming is now nearing its end.The
terrible tragedy of the modern American system has occurred not in spite
of, but because of past economic freedoms.
The massive increases
in American wealth throughout the 19th century resulted from economic
freedom -- and it was this very increase in wealth that fed the size and
power of the state.Whenever the livestock become exponentially more
productive, you get a corresponding increase in the number of farmers
and their dependents.The growth of the state is always proportional to
the preceding economic freedoms.
Economic freedoms create wealth,
and the wealth attracts more thieves and political parasites, whose
greed then destroys the economic freedoms. In other words, freedom
metastasizes the cancer of the state.The government that starts off the
smallest will always end up the largest.This is why there can be no
viable and sustainable alternative to a truly free and peaceful
society.A society without political rulers, without human ownership,
without the violence of taxation and statism...
To be truly free
is both very easy, and very hard.We avoid the horror of our enslavement
because it is painful to see it directly.We dance around the violence of
our dying system because we fear the attacks of our fellow livestock.
But we can only be kept in the cages we refuse to see. Wake up...To see the farm is to leave it.