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Government v.2.0

Kevin Baker (of The Smallest Minority) brings to us an essay of enormous import.  In part:

The Information Age is here. Government v.2.0 is massive, sclerotic, invasive, inept, corrupt, incompetent, malicious, vindictive – it is, in short, what the second type of bureaucrats make it in the furtherance of the bureaucracy and their own power and privilege.  And the Iron Law of Oligarchy says:

Historical evolution mocks all the prophylactic measures that have been adopted for the prevention of oligarchy.

People keep acting as though things can keep going on as they have, but as Glenn Reynolds keeps repeating, “Something that can’t go on forever, won’t.” ~

~ One thing’s for sure – the powerful and privileged will do whatever it takes to keep as much power and privilege as they can.  And Government v.2.0 will be the tool by which it’s accomplished.

You need to go and read the entire work.  Kevin draws on the wisdom of historical giants, and his own, to weave for us this important message quoted above.

I’m hoping mercy will be included in the process, but if history is any indication, I doubt it.

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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8 thoughts on “Government v.2.0

  1. “They” don’t care about “the little people in flyover country” – and never have. It’s up to us to push back harder than they trod down, if that’s possible. I reckon we’ll find out, soon enough.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 30, 2013, 8:17 am
  2. I keep wanting to scream “You’re my flippin’ EMPLOYEE you arrogant @#!%!” But then I’d have to go to confession…

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | May 30, 2013, 12:16 pm
  3. Yep, personally I think it’s one of his better uber posts!!!

    Posted by Old NFO | May 30, 2013, 4:25 pm
  4. Government v.2.0 is massive, sclerotic, invasive, inept, corrupt, incompetent, malicious, vindictive

    The gov is all these things.
    Thank God their real heavy on the “inept and incopetent”.

    Posted by KM | May 31, 2013, 5:04 am

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