It often feels like we’re living in fiction. A dystopian nightmare that only the most creative mind could have imagined a century ago. Our society is rife with every type of fairy tale antagonist imaginable, with evil queens, crooked sheriffs and wicked stepmothers. The most villainous character of them all, however, is the blood thirsty, spin tingling demon known as The State. The only thing our story seems to be missing is the hero. Someone who will slay the monster and bring about a happy ending.
Here are 5 Ways The State Resembles A Supernatural Monster
All Powerful- The power The State wields is immense, and if you go by what they claim, it’s biblical. There is no where they can’t get you and nothing of yours that’s not theirs. If they want you bad enough they’ll reach all the way to the heavens and bring you back down to earth. The State claims partial ownership over your property, children, health, education, food and money. Yes, The State has become an all powerful god, and depending on whether you’re stomping face or getting stomped, it reigns above or below.
All Seeing- Now that it is fully known and accepted that the State is watching, reading and recording our every thought, I think it’s time to state the obvious. We live in a science fiction novel. The people who claim authority over us are as sick as any Orwellian fiend. The only people defending this are the prostitutes in the mainstream press. Every other functional human being seems to be against it to their centrioles. You don’t need a subscription to Lexus Nexus to dig up information about how twisted many people in government are. Picture these people having access to every word you’ve typed and every purchase you’ve swiped. It’s enough to make your skin crawl.
Utterly Evil- The thing I love most about villains in Disney movies is that they are portrayed as completely and utterly evil. They are entirely without good. They commit the wickedest of deeds for no real reason, other than for personal gain or petty revenge. Interestingly enough this is exactly how I would describe most of the humans that make up our government. Please take this under consideration the next time you feel compelled to try and alter the shape or size of it. The State cannot be “fixed”. Attempting to alter it would be akin to having cancer benefit your blood cells. It’s in its nature to hurt, and even when it attempts to help its ham fisted fumblings will only cause more harm. You should hold The State in the same regards a child holds the monster in its closet.
Lives On Death- Death is the life of The State. I jokingly call it Fatherless Inc, because it’s in the business of creating decapitated families with its welfare and warfare programs. Clever nicknames aside, look at the trail of blood The State leaves behind like a satanic slug slithering out of a freshly massacred garden. Parentless children, childless parents and everything in between. No other entity can stack the bodies higher. We all fear death, and that’s precisely why you should fear The State, they are one in the same.
Easily Defeated- At the end of every fairy tale the monster is defeated, typically at the hands of an otherwise unremarkable hero. Maybe we’ll get lucky and the monster that has been terrorizing our village for generations will be defeated the same way. Perhaps by some of the means other, more famous monsters have been defeated. Will casting sunlight on its despicable affairs burn it like Dracula? Will silver defeat its paper money like a werewolf? Regardless of how it falls, rest assured dear villagers that one day our children will live free of fear. As long as there is a hero willing to fight it.