Afghanistan and the Criminal Gang called the Government

The political institute of the state historically evolved out of conquest of peaceful people by the hoards of marauders. Murray Rothbard in his important work Anatomy of the State discussed this theory, 

We are now in a position to answer more fully the question: what is the State? The State, in the words of Oppenheimer, is the “organization of the political means”; it is the systematization of the predatory process over a given territory. For crime, at best, is sporadic and uncertain; the parasitism is ephemeral, and the coercive, parasitic lifeline may be cut off at any time by the resistance of the victims. The State provides a legal, orderly, systematic channel for the predation of private property; it renders certain, secure, and relatively “peaceful” the lifeline of the parasitic caste in society. Since production must always precede predation, the free market is anterior to the State. The State has never been created by a “social contract”; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation. The classic paradigm was a conquering tribe pausing in its time-honored method of looting and murdering a conquered tribe, to realize that the time- span of plunder would be longer and more secure, and the situation more pleasant, if the conquered tribe were allowed to live and produce, with the conquerors settling among them as rulers exacting a steady annual tribute. One method of the birth of a State may be illustrated as follows: in the hills of southern “Ruritania,” a bandit group manages to obtain physical control over the territory, and finally the bandit chieftain proclaims himself “King of the sovereign and independent government of South Ruritania”; and, if he and his men have the force to maintain this rule for a while, lo and behold! a new State has joined the “family of nations,” and the former bandit leaders have been transformed into the lawful nobility of the realm. (pp 15-17)

As he said, the state is a gang of criminals, writ large. 

The on-going state/government formation in Afghanistan is a live example of this historic process. After the fall of the US backed Ghani government, former terrorist organization Taliban is now in power and is about to be recognized as a legitimate government by other statist criminal gangs i.e., the UN and its member states. Yesterday’s terrorist organization is today’s nation state of Afghanistan. Yesterday’s most wanted terrorists like Haqqani are interior ministers of this government. 

This is the same process through which all modern day nation states have come into existence. Just because their formation took place in the past, our present generation is ignorant of this fact and they believe the state/government to be their savior. In reality, the state and its ruling officials are the parasitic class of society feeding off the hard working productive class of that society. The myth generated by state apologists that the state exists for our protection and welfare is just a myth, after all. As I have mentioned elsewhere the whole idea of a property expropriating property rights protection institution is so contradictory that only deluded people will believe in it. As Frederic Bastiat said, 

The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.

So many are forgetting that the state itself is living at the expense of everyone of us. As long as people of India and the world are not understanding this true parasitic criminal nature of the state/government, no improvement in human condition can be expected. 

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