If the public is to be kept obedient, it must be kept in a constant state of fear

Whither the remnant?

LewRockwell.Com
by Butler Shaffer

06/07/07

Political systems do not like to resort to any more coercive practices than are necessary to sustain their power over people. Threats and the exercise of force are the resources upon which the state depends, and — like the wealth that private persons spend in conducting their peaceful, marketplace transactions — political authorities are not inclined to waste their usage. But when state power is no longer respected; when men and women engage in basic social practices outside the supervision of the state; and when all of politics comes to be seen as nothing more than an elaborate self-serving racket benefiting those who control the machinery of the state, the herd must be shepherded back to its appointed confinements. If the public is to be kept obedient, it must be kept in a constant state of fear...

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