Who am I? What am I?(Part III)


It is in the acceptance of the philosophical concept of determinism, whether on a conscious level or an unconscious level of thought, that is the foundational basis of justification for the use of force. It is in the acceptance of the concept of determinism that the end results of any act is the determinant factor of its morality not the means that caused the effect. The concept of the justified use of force and the concept of determinism are as conjoined twins. They each need each other in order to exist.

It was Geo. Washington who defined governments as institutions of force. It is an institution of force for the simple reason that it is the institution of laws. And for laws to serve their purpose they must be enforceable. Thus, with each law enacted, governments grant themselves the power to use force as necessary in regards to that particular issue. Thus with each law enacted the power of governments increases and the power of the individuals in society lessen until absolute power over the people is achieved. This is the essence of the meaning of governance by absolute rule.

It was Geo. Washington who described governments in terms of being a dangerous servant. For, in the catering to the needs of his Master, that servant will seek to increase his own authority and achieves this by convincing his Master that he can be trusted with this additional authority in order to best serve his needs. And as this authority grows so does the power of the servant until one day he becomes the Master and the Master realizes he is but the servant. This is the essence of the goal of any servant.

The servant will still remain the servant in the eyes of others but it will be a position held in name only. The Master will remain the Master in the eyes of others but it will only be a position held in name only. It is this fact that makes governments a dangerous servant.

It was Geo. Washington who described governments in terms of being a fearful Master. For it is the Master who is in control and determines the lives of its servants. If there be liberties, It is the Master who controls and determines the freedoms of its servants. It is the Master who controls and determines the welfare of its servants. And if the Master is to maintain control over its servants it must have the absolute power to do so. This is the essence of the meaning of being Master.

It is those who accept the concept of determinism that will see government as a benevolent and trustworthy Master for they see government as an institution that is necessary to satisfy those needs which they themselves cannot satisfy. And they see no wrong in imposing that concept on everyone else. It is this fact that makes government a fearful Master to those advocates of free will.

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