Nietzsche on the State

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    A state? What is that? Well! open now your ears to me, for now I will speak to you about the death of peoples.

    State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: "I, the state, am the people."

    It is a lie! It was creators who created peoples, and hung a faith and a love over them: thus they served life.

    Destroyers are they who lay snares for the many, and call it state: they hang a sword and a hundred cravings over them.

    Where there are still peoples, the state is not understood, and is hated as the evil eye, and as sin against laws and customs.

    This sign I give to you: every people speaks its own language of good and evil, which its neighbor does not understand. It has created its own language of laws and customs.

    But the state lies in all the tongues of good and evil; and whatever it says it lies; and whatever it has it has stolen.

    Everything in it is false; it bites with stolen teeth, and bites often. It is false down to its bowels.

    Confusion of tongues of good and evil; this sign I give you as the sign of the state.
    -Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    I thought our 'libertarian' friends might like that.

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