A Geek With Guns presents us with a cogent argument against the rampant statism that is, of course, today’s norm.
One argument made by statists to justify the existence of the state is that without the state that would be roving gangs going around taking everybody’s sh*t. This argument makes little sense in my opinion. First, it assumes that humans are inherently uncooperative and prefer to take instead of trade. Second, it assumes the state itself isn’t a roving gang of thugs who go around and take everybody’s sh*t. (emphasis Guffaw)
Sounds kinda like the ubiquitous individual liberty (free market cooperation) versus government-enforced cabal (communalism) argument.
Please go and read the whole essay
h/t Christopher Berg