Arthur D Robbins: a six-part series on the nation state (now complete)

original series from Dandelion Salad

I recommend this series of essays. Some very incisive, historically-based insights tied into today’s reality.

-rkm

War And The Health Of The State: What Causes War, Part 1 by Arthur D. Robbins

An excerpt:

Although it is obvious, wars do not occur spontaneously, the way crocuses rise in springtime. Behind every war there is a warrior or several warriors or a class of warriors. There are the visible oligarchs — the men and women we put in office — and the invisible oligarchs, the deep state, George Soros, the Rothschild family, the Rockefeller family, the Koch brothers, people like Karl Rove, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Paul Wolfowitz, someone like Thomas Barnett, “military geostrategist,” an academic or two. But it doesn’t really matter who they are or if they are masons or Illuminati. What matters is that they have the power and we don’t.

The State — i.e. the warrior class who run the State — is a law unto itself, and is accountable to no one. It is above and beyond the morals of civic virtue. It only does wrong when it fails to fulfill its role as State, which is to say make war.

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Federated Governments: The Nation Versus The State, Part 2 by Arthur D. Robbins

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Historical Origins of the State: Barbarians at the Gate, Part 3 by Arthur D. Robbins

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End Game: The War Machine Goes On, Part 4 by Arthur D. Robbins

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Critical Thinking: A Bridge to the Future, Part 5 by Arthur D. Robbins

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Deconstructing the State: Getting Small, Part 6 by Arthur D. Robbins

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