This government shutdown has had one extremely positive effect. Excepting the moocher class, it has revealed how irrelevant the government is. That life goes on – quite well, actually – without it and the “services” it “provides.”
The shutdown – like the aborted (for the moment) attack on Syria – has shown that the urgency and necessity of government (and of government “action”) is a sham. A confection. A pretext.
There is nothing there – beyond the insatiable lust for power and dollars.
We don’t need them.
But they need us.
Or, as Lenin reportedly put it:
You may not be interested in government. But government is interested in you.
If only government could be shut down permanently. Imagine how much better our lives would be.
No more “services” we don’t want – and for which we’re forced to pay, at gunpoint.
Just people going about their business, interacting with one another freely – and by choice.
The more people awaken to the absurdity of government – as well as its fundamental uselessness – the sooner we can hope to live in such a world.