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Government Shutdown Proves Roads Not Possible Without Government
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]
It is often irritating for those of us who don't believe we need violent institutions (ie. government) to keep hearing the same refrain from non-believers over and over again, "But, what about my roads?"
We always reply, exasperated, that pavement is not impossible to have without theft and the fact that roads existed without government even in the US (as Walter Block wrote in "The Privatization of Roads And Highways"). And, TDV's own Gary Gibson has covered the topic many times including, "If One More Person Asks Me About the Roads...".
But, within minutes of the US government shutdown we've been proven wrong... sort of. Roads in national parks throughout the US were immediately shuttered on Monday.
As you can clearly see, within minutes of being held from extortion (tax) funding these roads immediately became impassable. At least when an escalator stops working it just becomes stairs and is still usable, but these roads simply cease to be usable immediately at the start of a government shutdown.
Unfortunately, it's not even just roads that cannot possibly function without government. It is also national parks.
They also just cease to exist the moment government is not funded and, for your safety, they are immediately walled off. No child could possibly play on that grass without the government being involved!
To add insult to injury countless people have gone into national parks against the demands of their owners and there are reports of some national parks where the government has hired private freelance security guards (where the money came from is anyone's guess) to kick them out!
Apparently national parks and monuments don't just cease to exist in a government shutdown, however. A number of senior citizens managed to get by the "closed" sign in Washington to get to a World War II memorial to remember and grieve for all the people and friends of theirs who died because of the US government and the Rothschild-backed World War II.
The parks police, who were strangely still on duty and other government security goons were all on their cellphones trying to figure out how to deal with these 90-year-olds in wheelchairs.
The second funniest thing (the first coming later) we saw today was that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) oppressive arm of the US government posted a message on its website (USDA.gov) below.
Here is the funny part... in order to even display this message it means their servers are still running.
Not that the USDA has any relevant or good purpose. The USDA has never produced one husk of corn. It only serves to make sure that small farms are regulated out of existence for the large food manufacturing monopoly that pays off the government to kill competition.
But even all that is not the funniest thing we've seen today, 24 hours after the federal government has said it "shut down".
This message via Twitter from the "First Lady of the US", Michelle Obama takes the cake.
Yes, apparently if the US government can't decide on a budget, she will have to limit her tweets. After all, without your stolen money (taxes) she has no budget to possibly type a message or two of propaganda!
So, after the first twenty-four hours of a US government "shutdown" what has happened? Perfectly fine roads have been blocked from access, nice fields have been closed off so you can't use them, the USDA has written a message on their active web servers that their website is offline and Michelle Obama has warned her tweets might be limited!
Yet, mainstream media in the US is talking like this is an apocaplypse. "It's anarchy!" said Harry Reid (Senator - Communist Party). If this is anarchy what is everyone so scared about?
The truth is that the US government is truly bankrupt and the only thing keeping it going is Federal Reserve money printing which will eventually lead to the total collapse of the US dollar and The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI).
This shutdown is all theater and the coming debate over the raising of the US debt ceiling will also be political theater. But the endgame is already baked in the cake and there will be a total collapse of the US federal government. To prepare, sign up for our free daily blogs at dollarvigilante.com or if you want to begin to take action, subscribe to The Dollar Vigilante newsletter to receive our weekly truth dispatches. Turn off the CartooN Network (CNN) and take action today. If you are prepared, this collapse which will happen in the next few years will not take you and your assets down with it. If not, we wish you luck.
And, Happy Shutdown day to everyone! Let's keep 'er shut.
Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.
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