Re: Eliminating Coercion

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 20:15:12 +0000

> From: (David A Musick)
> Coercion is a very
> widespread phenomenon, and it is a very deep and ingrained part of human
> interaction. It isn't going to be easy to eliminate it. Getting rid of
> governments won't do it; governments are only the products of a coercive
> society; the problem is not "government", but the coercive nature of the
> society which created and supports government. It's *individual people*,
> working together to force their will on those who won't go along
> willingly, that creates government. *Individuals* are coercive, and they
> form coercive groups.

And the general public agrees that any specific coercive group is
wrong, and will tend to eventually join in opposing it -- UNLESS the
specific coercive group is recognised as "government".
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