“The State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence.” -Mahatma GandhiThe Free Thought Project Matt Agorist July 17, 2014
The coercive nature of the state is necessary for its existence. All decrees handed down from the ‘wise men’ on high, are upheld and enforced on the promissory action of state sanctioned violence.
If you want to test this, try not to pay the mandatory government extortion fees, also known as taxes, and see where you end up; the other end of a gun.
This promise of violence is especially true within law enforcement. All participation in arbitrary traffic laws, constructed for the sole purpose of revenue collection, is mandated through the threat of violence.
Consider the example of a seat belt violation. You cause ZERO harm to anyone by not buckling up, yet police will pull you over and claim that you owe them money for seeing you driving without your seat belt.
If you choose not to pay police the money they claim that you owe them, a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
Officers will descend upon your private property in an attempt to kidnap you for failure to pay.
If you refuse to be kidnapped and ‘resist’ also known as defend yourself, you will be shot and/or killed.
The state owes its very existence to the monopoly it holds on the initiation of force.
A cut and dry example of this extortion through violence is evident in a recent incident in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
A man was shot Thursday morning when a Pennsylvania State Constable tried to serve him with a warrant over unpaid parking tickets.
The constable told the District Attorney he felt his life was in danger as he tried to serve 38-year-old Kevin McCullers.
As McCullers was leaving his house to get donuts for him and his girlfriend he was shot at 2-4 times by officers who were fulfilling their promissory note of violence for non-compliance.
“They never knocked on the door! No nothing! I just heard the gunshots! He pulled the car out of the garage and all I heard were gunshots,” said Hafeezah Muhammad, who added that McCullers, who was hit in the back, may not walk again. “For parking tickets?! It’s insane.”
Constables claim that McCullers tried to run them down so they both pulled their weapons and fired.
According to court records, McCullers had several unaddressed traffic “violations.”
The truth of the matter is that McCullers refused to be extorted and then refused to be kidnapped, so he had violence initiated against him.
Such is the nature of the state.