Government is imaginary, as are the borders they claim denote the area where they profess to have a monopoly on violence.
The violence and theft that people do in the name of government is very real, however, and unfortunately the consequences of their self-declared authority are not an illusion. But it is important to realize that the entire world is in a state of anarchy. It always has been and always will be. The only reason it doesn't feel that way is because many people have been fooled into believing that the largest criminal organization in each region is a legitimate and necessary thing. Like the money they print, their authority is fiat. It only exists because they themselves claim it. And, as long as the majority of people believe that, then Government will continue to hold its grip over most people's lives.
But, as powerful as the government can appear to be, it is also incredibly fragile. It only takes a few people pointing out the truth to instantly awaken many others.
Hockey Players Supplicating to the Biggest Crime Boss in the Region
That is why what Tim Thomas, the goaltender for the Boston Bruins did yesterday was so notable. Thousands and thousands of grown men have accepted an invitation by a serial killer and thief to stand beside him and grin and get their photos taken. Not one, in all that time, has had either the intelligence to see the President for what he is or the courage to decline his invitation.-Tim Thomas is a Libertarian Hero
Then there is T.C.'s post on the topic (with the mysterious statement "I didn't even publish it until now." from the master blogger - yeah, right, T.C., and I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you):
Who died and left the White House the spiritual holder of his (or anybody's really) body, reason and soul? Hey, if it were me, I'd probably go since I always wanted to go see if Lincoln's ghost actually exists but I don't begrudge someone for exercising their right to...whatever.
And don't think for one second some people would have reacted the same if he had done under Dubya because we all know he would have been seen as a hero "fighting for his rights."-The Thomas-White House Affair