View Full Version : The Myth of Authority by Tim Bryant

06-17-2016, 05:37 PM
"Contrary to what many people assume, most of the suffering, injustice and conflict in the world is not the result of greed, hatred or intolerance. Instead… Most of man’s inhumanity to man is the result of one particular belief; one irrational superstition which is shared by almost everyone, namely, the belief in authority.

History has taught us that trying to fix the world by way of government always ends in disaster. That in the end the political process empowers the ruling class and no one else. Constitutions don’t fix it. Elections don’t fix it.

Once there a position of power is created, it is always the megalomaniacs and sociopaths who will sooner or later, one way or another, get themselves into that position."

This may seem to be a rather harsh observation but it is in accord with the world I've experienced. I would add that it doesn't have to be that way.

The Myth of Authority — by Tim Bryant