Laugh at the State, Mock the Regime

I love this. Mock them, laugh, cajole, make fun of their lies and deceptions, but, especially their lack of rational thinking. The warmongers and statists have no ability to make a rational argument for the types of things they support so they must scream and accuse to try to throw people off. Don’t let them fool you. Think for yourself. Then Mock them! (E)

November 11, 2010

Posted by Stephan Kinsella on November 11, 2010 11:31 AM

Kathryn Muratore, James Ostrowski, and I were recently discussing over email one proposal some people are bandying about as a response to the TSA naked scanner abomination (see Kathryn’s blog Stop TSA Scanners). The proposal is to serve the TSA by filing some kind of “Show Cause Order” in federal court, to demand the TSA “give a reason for them to continue to do these searches which are clearly unconstitutional”—thus you bury the TSA in paperwork and back them into a corner using this “Show Causes” maneuver. Now this sounds a little desperate and crankish to me, sort of like all these “common law court” nuisance liens the gold-fringe-on-the-“admiralty”-flag crowd like to file (which may be heroic, though futile, since the states just criminalize it).

But I don’t know; I’m not a litigator. Ostrowski’s view was: “I’m a big believer in direct action and not litigation. The best way to stop this is through a boycott and/or street theatermake fun of this odious practice.”

He has a good point. Earlier this year I was on a panel (discussed here) with Hoppe and DiLorenzo. In response to a question about the prospects for liberty, I noted the importance of economic literacy, in part to deflate the mistaken belief on the part of decent people that the state is necessary and legitimate. Without the tacit support of the state’s legitimacy, it could not exist. And this is why it is important to laugh at the state.  Hoppe agreed, saying he has actually considered featuring a libertarian comedian at an upcoming  event, and DiLorenzo explained that one reason he often mocks the state and its media cheerleaders is for this very purpose—he gave the example of ridiculing Rachel Maddow in a recent LRC post where he referred to her getting her “panties in a knot.” We need to show these people as buffoons and clowns and to make people take them less seriously. (See also the Mises Daily article Laughing at the Regime.)

So: laugh at them, mock them, ridicule them, jeer them, scoff. Do not take them seriously.

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I am a Torah follower. I also lean toward a Anarchist form of faith in Messiah. That Anarchist leaning also goes for society and how people should interact with one another. I believe people should have the freedom to decide what is right for them. without true freedom of choice in life people are kept in slavery to systems of control that other people manufacture for their own benefit. Governments of all kinds are inherently evil and should, through peaceful measures if possible, be eradicated. The only governments allowed should be those whose members have all agreed to that government and are free to disassociate at any time without penalty. View all posts by ephraiyim

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