What is Government?


Soundbyte in Elon Musk interview ends with bovine incomprehension on the part of interviewer. Then again, roughly 96% of voters do not understand any part of “monopoly on violence” or “capital allocation” watch:

I found this over at ZeroHedge, the only reliable source of financial news I can afford. I’ve followed this site for years and have noticed that whenever intellectuals of the looter persuasion cannot evade noticing ZeroHedge, they tarbrush it with a string of adjectives that invariably includes “right wing.” (link) Investors who understand that government is a monopoly on violence value ZeroHedge as a source of information, even humor.

Since we are on the topic of definitions, “right-wing” as an adjective is an imported European expression that means “religious socialist.” Europeans can imagine only socialism and–inside the same Venn Diagram–National Socialism and communist anarchism. That’s it. A satisfactory definition of government itself was first published by a European socialist in 1919:

“Today, however, we have to say that a state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory. Note that ‘territory’ is one of the characteristics of the state. Specifically, at the present time, the right to use physical force is ascribed to other institutions or to individuals only to the extent to which the state permits it.” –Max Weber (altruist socialist who imagined that ideal and egoistic were antonyms) link

1940s American poster

Musk simply translated what Weber said into terse, idiomatic American. Observe that the immediate reaction of the looter mentality is bovine incomprehension. This is because in The Kleptocracy translation, the title of Weber’s essay ought to have been Politics as Equivocation.

Find out the juicy details behind the mother of all economic collapses. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is available in two languages on Amazon Kindle, each at the cost of a pint of craft beer.

What caused The Crash?

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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Tagged: prohibition, confiscation, asset forfeiture, initiation of force, blackouts, energy crisis, liquidation, liquidity, bankruptcy, Crash, Depression, communism, inviting attack, treason, girl-bullying,

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