I saw this meme on my FB page and I felt I needed to share it here. The caption below the image read as follows
“The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, orvile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by governments.”
~ Ludwig von Mises
The caption doesn’t just apply to the state (government), but to any person, place or thing that you idolize and are blindly devoted to. Where you are either attracted to, or are repelled in fear, It really doesn’t matter as the effect is the same;that of an external person, place of thing having power and control over you… And YES, just because you approve and enjoy it, doesn’t mean that you aren’t controlled by it, as the only reason you are attracted to it is because it gives you a quick fix, feel good sensation and a false sense of power and control. And yes, I said FALSE, as you continually need to be re-energized by this external false idol in order to create that feeling again. Fear has the same effect on you, because you believe that the person, place or thing has power and control over you and so you obediently obey to its demands, or be punished.