Inherently peaceful?

One of the popular statist whines against liberty/anarchy (yes, they are the same thing) goes like this: “you apparently have the idea that humans are inherently peaceful…”

No idea why they project such a belief on those of us who are outside their cult.

And, no, I don’t believe humans are inherently peaceful. I think some people are peaceful, some are aggressive, and some are easily influenced by the situation and other people around them. I also understand that people are driven by self-interest. Everyone is.

I understand that the worst people are drawn to positions of power, where they can afford to be non-peaceful with a smaller chance of facing consequences. In other words, they choose to go into the gang of government. They believe it is in their best interests to act this way. Sometimes that gang goes by other names, like the mafia, MS-13, Crips, or whatever, but all gangs of bad guys are governments, by their nature. Including the US government and every other national government on the planet. Every one without a single exception. Gang of bad guys = government = States = gang of bad guys.

For aggressive bad guys, it is in their best interests to join a gang- particularly one which has been legitimized by their victims.

If humans were inherently peaceful, it would be safe to allow governments to exist. As it is, I would rather face hordes of non-peaceful people who haven’t convinced my friends, family, and neighbors that they are supposedly legitimate and safe from self-defensive actions when they attack and steal.

It is because I am not under the delusion that humans are inherently peaceful that I oppose governments.

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One Response to “Inherently peaceful?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    “I also understand that people are driven by self-interest. Everyone is.”

    I posit that our 'flaw' is that we (in general) are too selfish, that people have a tendency to not consider the needs of others around them, and often unwittingly act as to violate others.

    Not only do so many not seek the win/win, they don't consider anything other than what is a threat to their goal or their ego. It is “How to win?” until presented with something not conducive to their goal. Then it is “How to I attack this threat, make it lose”

    “If humans were inherently peaceful, it would be safe to allow governments to exist.”

    I posit that government is one manifestation of general human selfishness. It is billions of people saying “Our way, …by force.”

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