This man is a hero:
By holding his ground and forcing these police officers to use violence to remove him from an otherwise peaceful meeting he’s exposing the foundational truth of the State:
THE STATE WILL USE VIOLENCE TO MAKE YOU DO WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO.
In The Anatomy of the State Murray Rothbard defines the state as
that organization in society which attempts to maintain a monopoly of the use of force and violence in a given territorial area; in particular, it is the only organization in society that obtains its revenue not by voluntary contribution or payment for services rendered but by coercion.
While this may run contrary to how we’ve been trained to think about the State demonstrations like the one in the YouTube clip above demonstrate and prove the accuracy of this definition.
If you do not do what the State wants you to, including turning over your own property to them in the form of taxes, the State will use aggressive force and violence against you.
They may kidnap you and put you in a cage and call it an “arrest” or “detention.” They may steal your property from you and call it a “fine.” And if at any point you resist or attempt to defend yourself you may be injured or even killed for your noncompliance.
In light of this reality, one of the best things we can and should do as a society is to drastically reduce the number of laws currently in force and to make it far more difficult for the State to make laws in the first place. So-called victimless crimes that don’t involve violence against an individual and/or their property should be immediately abolished.
Consider another example here:
This woman’s crime? Not wearing a mask while outdoors, at a football game, seated no less than 10 feet away from anyone outside of her household. The punishment for her crime, as delivered by this police officer, included being physically assaulted, physically restrained, and then kidnapped and taken away from her family.
Sadly, most Americans seem to think the purpose of laws is to stop other people from doing things they don’t want them to do. This should not be the case.
Instead, before any law is passed legislators should really consider whether it’s necessary and worth enforcing. In other words, are we really willing to kidnap, steal from, and/or shoot people if they won’t comply? If the answer is no the law should not be passed.
It really is that simple.