262 Million Reasons to Debate the State [Poll]

I have at least 262 million reasons why I want to debate the state.

Unfortunately, the page is broken.If that sounds like a lot of reasons, well, quite frankly, it is.

I learned about all of these reasons  from a political scientist named R.J. Rummel.  His research shows that, in the 20th century, governments around the world murdered roughly 262 million of their own citizens.

To put this in perspective, Rummel points out that “if all these bodies were laid head to toe, with the average height being 5′, then they would circle the earth ten times.”

262 million reasons.

Keep in mind, this doesn’t include the number of soldiers killed in foreign wars either, which also are technically casualties of government violence.

The evidence is clear: the greatest killing machine in the 20th century was the institution of government.

Twentieth century governments didn’t  have to kill their citizens in order to tyrannize them either.  Millions more were thrown in prison camps and tortured.  Many more were forcibly sterilized on the basis of “racial inferiority.”  Others were evicted from their homes or forced to fight in foreign military interventions.

But even without these numerous abuses, there stands a set of 262 million irrefutable reasons why we should debate the state.

And those 262 million reasons are why I have decided to write this book.

Now that I’ve told you why I want to complete this project, I want to ask you a question…

why do you want to read Debate the State?  

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