Control is the essence of government. The amount of control that they can exercise equals the amount of wealth that they can gouge from the population. Control is forged by means of regulations. Regulation equals control, control equals government income, or, at least, that is the way that they see it – all of them.
Even the U.S. now subscribes to that calculation. It is entirely erroneous, but that is beside the point. It is the reality that they operate with and that people labour under.
It can be easily understood that governments produce nothing of value; as in nothing that could be exchanged in a free market. Occasionally, in a burst of excessive zeal, they will seize a whole sector of the economy in a process known as ‘nationalization’. Even then though, it will be only a matter of time before they reduce that sector to non-viability.
As governments produce nothing, the all and the everything of what they own is taken from the population. Via fines, taxation, outright confiscation and imposts on anything that isn’t well hidden, they gouge money as their modus operandi.
The more that they gouge, the more successful they view themselves – and the more successful that the media paints them.
Government exists to extract your wealth – to take, not to give.
We have reached the point in this civilization where Western governments gouge so much from all levels of the wealth spectrum that they have removed the reason for people to work and to start businesses.
The desire to ‘get ahead’ has been all but extinguished. No matter how diligently people work, they can see that they will never be able to afford to own even a modest house.
Why bother? Why not downsize one’s life expectations? Take it easy, live on less and get out of the rat-race. It was called becoming a hippy back in the 1960s.
The world is going hippy again; but it’s hippy plus WIFI and minus flared pants – Hippy 2.0. This time, it is not just the West. Tang Ping is the Chinese equivalent.
“Governments act ONLY in their own self-interest, never in the interest of the nation or the people.” Martin Armstrong
People build civilizations; governments destroy them.