Today, I’ll be sharing the thought of one of my favorite person instead of my own. Hope you enjoy reading it.
Your government cannot protect your property by stealing half of it first. It cannot protect your life by threatening you with endless violent edicts. It cannot protect your money by forcing you to use a currency that it counterfeits at will. It cannot protect your children by sealing them up in 18th century mental prisons for years, while selling their futures off to the highest bidder…
To save the world, to free the world, to end war and imprisonment and abuse and torture and indoctrination and enslavement – and the taxes and debts that enable all such evils – we need to stop teaching our children the language of the state. If we raise our children without aggression, without raising our voices, without raising our hands, without bullying, without control, without punishment and manipulation – with gentleness and firmness and love – they will never fear authority, they will never submit to a brutal hierarchy, and they will never accept the moral authority of those who call themselves “the state.” Our children will clearly see the evil foolishness of institutional violence, because it will come as a shock and a surprise to them – instead of, as is so often the case now, an inevitable extension of how they are raised. Violence is a language we must unlearn – the only path to a peaceful future is to never teach our children that language to begin with.
- Stefan Molyneux