Instead of Politics

Instead of Politics

(Civilization 101)

By:

John Frederic Kosanke

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Summary

Politics is an unnecessary evil. It is an intrusive and corrupt institution that stands out sharply against the natural civilizing processes of a free society. It has taken official lies, theft, and murder to lug this barbaric institution all the way into the twenty-first century. Fortunately, the information age is demonstrating its hypocrisy, astronomical cost, and obsolescence to the modern world more than ever before. With this book, I hope to finish it off, and drive the nails in its coffin.

Packed full of hilarious cartoons by Rex May (Baloo) to drive the point home, this book leaves no stone unturned as it exposes myth after political myth and lays the farce of politics bare for all to see. But it doesn't stop there. It shows how a civil society naturally emerges as politicians retreat, it shows how to make them retreat, and it offers a glimpse of what the world will look like once mankind finally lets go of politics altogether.

Why do voting systems consistently fail to represent the popular will? Why do prohibitions create black markets that favor brutes? How do politicians create monopolies and get away with blaming the "unregulated" market for shortages and other crises they create? Who is stopping the issue of private, gold-backed currencies (that are assumed under the U.S. Constitution), instituting an invisible inflation tax through devaluation, and bankrupting the entire world economy with an illegal dollar monopoly? Why does a standing army tend to spend its time, energy, and the lives of its soldiers on offense instead of defense? This book answers these important questions, and many more.

The politicians would have us believe that we are all just helpless sheep if we don't have them around as our big brother. While deep in our souls, we know something is terribly corrupt about this institution, most of us have great difficulty letting go. But as long as we keep feeding the dogs, they will keep biting our hands - to put it mildly. Is it possible for us mere mortals to survive on our own - without politicians? Indeed it is! In fact, it is politics itself that threatens our survival.

The political warriors would like to keep us at each others throats in two polarized political camps. From the "left" they build a nanny state that lacks a respect for property, and from the "right" they build a police state that lacks a respect for humanity. While they persuade us to attack each other instead of them, they quietly march us side by side right back into totalitarianism - the worst of both worlds. Not even a sacred Constitution designed to abolish tyranny by enumerating all political powers has yet been able to chain these tyrants.

But a better future has been patiently waiting all along - as this book will demonstrate. Every valuable service that politicians now provide through compulsion, can be provided consensually - including law and defense. The less the politicians are involved, the more civil and peaceful a society becomes, and the greater the wealth of alternatives that can be provided. No monopolist of any creed is a threat if he doesn't have a politician in his pocket, because he can no longer prevent competition for better and less expensive products and services once his subsidies and immunities are gone.

This book demonstrates that the road from a political society to a civil society is far less bumpy than the pothole-littered alternative of staying the course. It's as easy as letting go, because the solutions present themselves and implement themselves in a free society - to the extent that it is free. The laws of nature can not be legislated, prohibited, or rewritten by politicians, no matter how "humanitarian" they claim to be - even if it were desirable to do so.

There is life after politics. This book proves it.

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