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Dangerous Ideologies I: The Judeo-Christian Monotheist Cult

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Justice signifies a somewhat loaded, strange word.

Nowadays, the state thugs in the Amerikan Empire who scream the loudest about justice have also been its worst abusers against US citizens. Police and prosecutors normally put the word justice on their buildings, cars, uniforms, and within bizarre emblems that hang on their prison walls. The British writer George Orwell predicted this deranged behavior in his great book, 1984, (published in 1948), about the destruction of language, such as the term, peace, which really meant unending war and endless enemies.

The Amerikan Empire currently labels insecurity and fear mongering as security. High unemployment, lack of any social safety net for most Americans, and higher trading volume on the Stock Market, possess the label of economic recovery. The list of official lies, state corruption and elite criminality fills volumes from the pages of world history.

One peculiar ideology has helped twist human languages and meaning destruction during its long reigns of terror and error – and it still works wonders to this very day. This ideology birthed out of a group of west Asian people who called themselves Jews during the sixth century BCE. They were one of the captive nations under the Persian-Medean Empire at that time.

The Jewish elites had performed a miracle of language. They had codified diverse religious texts, taking stories from the Zoroastrian Avesta, picking laws and customs from the ancient Babylonian city states and the Assyrian Empire, and adding some religious mystical concepts from various, regional religious rites, such as the Carthaginians, Palestinians and Egyptians. They claimed to discover a righteous and brutal God in continual war against a despicable world order under the darkness of idolatry.

Those Jewish intellectuals transformed their holy book, called ‘Tanakh,’ into an often contradictory and bizarre hodgepodge of minute, regulatory, religious laws, such as Torah and Mitzvot, all of which was under a blood lineage priest class.

Their holy cannon also included a second section of prophetic dirges related to retribution and vengeance, or end times prophecies, such as Daniel, and the other Prophetic Books or Nevi’im. The third section regarded religious chants, psalms and miscellaneous religious axioms, such as Proverbs and Wisdom, or Ketuvim. In relation to the Torah, or the Five Books of Moses, were ancient Levant lore and legends, Joshua and Judges, and political-historical rival narrations, Kings and Chronicles.

The Jewish priests were the first people in human history to create a religious nation, with its temple center in Jerusalem, from a complete compendium of books, now called the Old Testament. In past history, it was the other way around. Those priests were quite successful in their religious-nation construction. But their religion of intolerance, authoritarianism and vengeance could only succeed, if they maintained an autonomous religious empire within a land mass continent, which also held much stronger pagan idolatrous empires.

After the full dedication of the rebuilt Second Temple, about a hundred and fifty years later from the Return of Exile, they soon had problems with the Seleucid Greeks. Then came the Romans, which also led to some jurisdiction issues. The Romans would eventually destroy the Temple and the city of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Those Romans had mistakenly thought that they had done finally away with the annoying nucleus of judeo-monotheists.

We now know that the monotheists had their final laughs inside their own secret chambers. Judeo-Christianity eventually took over the Roman Empire by the sixth century A.D. Around a thousand years later, monotheism had fulfilled its long journey of control, but it was still not finished.

During the previous, fifth century A.D., the Christians had been in full battle mode, which was their modus operandi from the beginning. Their religious structure of bishops, priests and deacons actually resembled the efficient structure of the Roman army. The Christians revived the old Jewish prophetic tradition through the influence of mad preaching monks of the desert and of the cities. Like the Jewish priests of ancient times, the Christians began to write extensively against pagan intellectuals, philosophers and even against their old Jewish forebears. Bishop Saint Augustine of Hippo represented one of those most effective polemicists.

Using the same methods centuries earlier, the Christians, specifically Saint Jerome, had finally codified their own holy compendium of books, now called the New Testament. They even took the Old Testament as their own and transcended everything into the Holy Bible, or the Holy Book. All the other circulating Gospels, Early Church histories, Epistle letters, and prophetic texts, mostly related to the Gnostics, entered the dustbin of rejected accounts.

This massive organizational and militant project was only in its beginning stages however. The Christian movement moved into the full public sphere of spiritual and military agitation, while conducting religious rallies of revenge against their pagan enemies and diverse idolaters, such as the Neo-Platonists, Jews that refused the Christ, Mithraites, followers of the Goddess Isis, or anybody that simply stayed loyal to the Greco-Roman, Celt or Germanic religious traditions. The Christians especially proved virulent against their religious rivals, called ‘heretics and schismatics,’ such as the Manichaeans, Gnostics, Monophysites, Donatists and Arians.

On a hot day in March, 415 A.D., the Christians ordered the pagan woman philosopher, Hypatia, burned alive in the main square of Alexandria. The Christians would continue their mass murder of religious enemies for centuries to come. The authoritarian and Zoroastrian, Neo-Persian empire at that time, had suddenly found itself the lone defender of religious toleration!

Within this historical period, Christian mobs led by the mad monks and bishops soon burned the great libraries of Antioch and Alexandria to the ground. Why did the Christians support the burning of libraries? The thousands of rolled scroll books stored in those centers represented the most serious threats to the power of Christianity.

Christianity’s ideological power resided, and still resides, through its own narrow definitions of the most basic terminology within human civilization. Christianity has had its own restricted definitions for the most basic of words, such as belief, justice, good, evil, grace, understanding, truth, peace, hope, compassion, virtue, life, death, light, darkness, rebirth, suffering, pain, joy and freedom. Christianity, like other religious movements on the Earth, had even taken some of its lore and legends from rival religious movements, such as the ancient legends of the Buddha.

Christianity representing the only true faith has always demanded a strict adherence to literate dogma. Although it claimed its powers through faith, Christianity has always maintained some legalistic standards. It had to do this if it wanted to survive. Christianity demands total subservience to its doctrines. There are no alternative routes to salvation.

No other religious ideology in world history developed Crusade armies of religious fanatics to murder their religious enemies full-scale, including all women and children, like they did during the sack of Jerusalem July 15, 1099. Likewise, no other religious organization developed military orders, such as the Teutonic Knights in the Baltic region or the Knights of Santiago in northern Spain, to publicly hunt and murder pagans or apostates, as both groups were active during the 15th century. No other religious ideology in world history developed religious orders, such as the Franciscans and Dominicans to publicly fight heresy, institute anti-idolatry crusades, and set up mission stations that imprisoned the savages of ‘no religion,’ which they did to the California natives during the late 1700s.

Christianity is the only world religion that constructed an efficient, legal machine to destroy and murder heretics, or any other free thinkers, contrary to the doctrines of the official faith. The institutional name was the Inquisition, which actually lasted for six hundred years, 1230-1830 A.D.

Christianity is the only religion that has sent out to the world its innumerable missionaries, or really culture destroyers, or even more so, the first non-governmental agency subversives, which enabled the larger and sinister European empires to control vast amounts of lands in the Americas, Pacific, Africa and in Asia from the 1500s until today.

The cult of Judeo-Christianity has fomented multiple wars of conquest to destroy its endless enemies across the globe, like it did in Spain during the 1930s, while it has instituted internal wars of extermination, which they did against women, labeled witches during the 16th and 17th centuries. It even forced young girls to live the rest of their lives imprisoned in convents during that same period. Finally, the churches have always instigated violence against the Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish ghettos that lived under their domains.

Christian monotheism represents the most extreme ideology that has repressed and mercilessly persecuted freedom fighters who dared to practice or defend the basic love-making instincts of humanity, whether auto-eroticism, homo-eroticism or any other act of eroticism outside of marriage. Behind almost every modern reactionary political movement, or movement against personal freedom, or any cult demanding some type of censorship, even bans or control of art, there exist activist-fanatics, often found in various extremist sects, while feeding within the multiple cocoons of Christianity.

Due to Judeo-Christianity’s powers and successes in fomenting wars, continually sending out missionaries and demanding the sacrifices of millions of souls, other world religions have tried to become just as militant, such as Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism.

Yet no other world religion or secular ideology can compete with the power of Christianity. This religious ideology now has the most adherents in the world. Christianity’s historical methods have explained clearly the reasons for such success.

The real agenda of Christianity has been extremism, the outrageous and imaginative creations of monsters and evil representations, continual and militant warfare, the cruelest methods of torture and violence, deep persecution-paranoia complexes, obsessions with the control of others, the ceaseless murdering of enemies, and it has been one of cultural foundations for modern Fascism.

The true hero of the passion of Christ, was not the whipped god-man hanging on the cross, but the traitor-snitch, Judas, who allowed the scriptures their ultimate fulfillment. He then repented of his sin and later hung himself all alone on that dark hill. His Passion was the Gospel Truth.

The true spiritual god of Christianity was not the mystical spirit of the Christ, but Satan, the God and Prince of this World, using whatever means necessary to rule over the souls of humanity. The Glory of Christian Civilization was the Italian Renaissance, and its Bible was Machiavelli’s, The Prince.

How did a religious ideology masking such hidden evil take over so many nations and empires across world history? Like Constantine, the roman general usurper turned emperor, the criminal state easily spotted Christianity’s power through its militant and vicious religious practices. The state loves war, and any religious ideology that embraces it tends to work fine within the power arrangement. Christianity has often molded itself to the whims of pliant states. For example, Christianity fully supported and encouraged genocidal African slavery in the Americas, and its corresponding ideological lie, the heinous lie of racialism.

But with Christianity’s heinous history, it has also breathed a double-edged sword against power. The Christian religion has also stabbed mortal wounds into crooked state apparatuses when they have least expected it.

Anarcho-historians ought to remember that Christianity was the first revolutionary organization in world civilization. The elites and the state both know this truth, and this often explains their ambivalence and secret fear of Christianity’s militant powers. Christianity can become the greatest defender of the state criminals – and yet, it can always turn completely around – and transform itself into the state authorities’ most pressing internal enemy.

World history supports this thesis. The first uncompromising abolitionists in the British West Indian colonies during the nineteenth-century were Baptist preachers. During the English Civil War of the seventeenth-century, the most radical revolutionaries were the Christian Diggers and Levellers. Frances’ most resolute and intellectual defenders of the Nation during the seventeenth-century, versus the degenerate Monarchy of Louis XIV and his palatial paradise of Versailles, were the religious movements of the Calvinists and Jansenists. The strongest political opposition against the medieval English tyrant, King Henry II, had the face of Beckett, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Catholic monarchs united in unison to destroy the Jesuit Order during the eighteenth-century. They knew that the Jesuits possessed more popular admiration fro their subjects than for the sacred monarchies.

Christianity has also spawned the great activist work of the Quakers, the revolutionaries of John Brown’s raiders against the Slavocracy in the US during the 1850s, the civil-rights agitations of Martin Luther King and other the ministers marching across the US against official segregation in the 1950s, the Northern Irish Catholics marches in the 1960s, which led to the armed campaign of the IRA. During the Franco Fascist regime in Spain, Basque activists organized themselves into a nationalist club, while they studied at a Jesuit seminary in northern Spain. This proto-nationalist movement eventually transformed into the armed struggle of ETA. Even the mass murdering Communist dictator, Josef Stalin, began his higher studies in an Orthodox Christian seminary.

The US government had to finance and train hundreds of state murderers from Latin Americans in order to murder their fellow citizens, all in order to combat Liberation Theology from the 1960s to the 1990s. This essay cannot even do justice to the number of historical times that Christianity has successfully turned on its old state supports, and then destroyed those same state and elite collaborators.

The historical lesson for us Anarchists is simple. The religious ideology of the Judeo-Christian Monotheist Cult has been a perfect representation of human absurdity lurking within our evil world.

It has more often supported reaction and mass murder, yet some of the most effective revolutionaries have burst forth from its roots, while such political activists have successfully undermined the legitimacy of the state.

Unlike our Marxist sect and Leftist-reformist mortal enemies, we Anarchists must not forsake nor reject the work of these Christianity inspired revolutionaries. Their intensity of revolutionary work knows no bounds. The Christian in revolt against both the State and the rich Elites often works alone, outside of the official, institutional churches. We don’t have to join their religious confessions, but we can encourage each other through our constant struggles against the economic elites and the criminal state.

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The decade of the 850s BCE transformed into years of great agricultural harvests, the warm summers that always brought the good rains in the end. Some empires were on the move during this time too, such as the powerful Olmec city states, the Zhou Chinese feudal kingdoms, the military advances of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and the growing naval power of the Phoenician city states along the Mediterranean.

Another city was growing too. They called themselves, Thebes, and many of the original warrior-nobles descended from some of the great pharaohs of Egypt, such as Ramses, and the great king of the rich city of Mycenae, called Midas. At least, those elites said this was true. The city also had strong fortified walls and had a high and central place on a thin strip of southern Hellas, or Greece. Its aristocrats possessed good reputations for fierce fighting – since many of them were also sexually involved with each other.

This city was also well-known for its peculiar sacraments in honor of its patron god, called Dionysus, or in the Roman name, Bacchus. The ceremonies for this god were not the typical devotions for the Greek gods, such as Apollo, Athena, Zeus, Ares-Mars and Hermes-Mercury. The supposed solemn religious services of Dionysus-Bacchus often transcended into furies of wild drinking, erotic dancing, rough eating and other sensual explorations.

His festival was during the late summer recollection of the wine fruit, the grapes, and their magical transformations into fermented joy. Men and women of public dignity could transcend into crazy barbarians. And they didn’t seem to care if these sensual transformations took place among the darkened frenzies.

Alcohol represents the most powerful and fastest working drug for personal transformation. This very strong fermented concoction contains the power to let go of mind shackles, which can lead into simple and beautiful joyousness. Alcohol’s peculiar pharmacological power explains its might and cultural influence in all world cultures and throughout world history, and even in world cultures that supposedly hate it, such as the Amerikan empire, Evangelical Christianity and Islamic fundamentalism.

But like any drug, it has its very own shackles and snares. The drug of alcohol must go with three important spirits in order for the drinker to reach his or her personal transformations towards letting go and simple joy. Alcohol has to coincide with the wonderful company of family and friends, the practices of celebration and carnival, and always have some good food to soak up the toxins that coexist with the tangy tastes of fermentation.

Around the year 405 BCE, a famous Greek tragedian, or playwright, wrote a piece called ‘The Bacchae.’ The work tells the story of King Pentheus of Thebes that tried to confront the God Dionysus who had visited his city and initiated the crazy worship dedicated to the sweet wine of excess. Pentheus tried to ban, repress, control and survey the decadence of alcohol, yet he ended up getting killed by his own mother, (while he was dressed in a woman’s costume), during the sacred rituals of overindulgence, violence and sensuality. Other ancient Greek rulers tried to ban Bacchus and his holy rites of alcohol drinking, such as King Perseus of Argos and King Lycurgus of Thracia. Like Pentheus, they all failed miserably trying to prohibit the sacred rituals associated with magical wine.

The moral of the theatrical story was clear: leave Bacchus alone, let the people enjoy themselves, don’t try to control and destroy the party – for partying represented a celebration of life, a celebration of the Dionysian spirit that has existed inside all of us.

The Roman Empire would also learn this hard historical lesson. Around the year 186 BCE, the Roman Senate, representing the Roman Republic, had enough of the night-time ceremonies, the secret initiates of drinking societies, and the excessive wildness of the Bacchanalia rites. Bacchus was one of the major Roman gods and there were statues and temples of him everywhere – but the rituals went too far.

Roman slaves acted like military commanders, and Roman women took on the roles of Roman dignitaries. The alcohol consumed during the festival flew beyond indulgence. The secretive initiation rites in order to enter the drinking societies possessed suspicious motivations. The sexual indiscretions after some hot dancing were often quite notorious. The ecstatic music of pipes and drums often brought young women into frenzies of lust and screaming. Every Bacchic celebratory season, there were always violent deaths and other nefarious acts reported. There even existed worshippers, called Bacchants, which only served Bacchus – and they even they dedicated their lives to the god through living in continual drunkenness and dissolution.

Eventually, the Senate had the Roman army exterminate the hard cores that fully lived their existences in Bacchic ecstasies. Bacchus represented an imported god from Greece, and supposedly had its origins from the Egyptians anyway. The Roman Republic destroyed some temples lest some Bacchanalia fanatics try to hide inside them under the protection of the god. New Roman laws prohibited the annual night-time conclaves of secret societies meeting outside of the city.

The Romans did value pragmatism, so they eventually allowed the annual Bacchic celebrations, but they had to support the normal rituals for the gods: sacred oblations and ceremonies in public view at the temple doors, while the rituals and music were open to the full community. The priests and musicians performed the rites both during the day and at night. About fifty years later however, the Roman Republic would disintegrate through its own orgies of violence called the Civil Wars.

And to this very actual day, world ideologies, world religions and world empires have waged a most horrible war against Bacchus. Evangelical Christianity, Psychobabble, Mormon Christianity and fundamentalist Islam still rail against the demonic drink.

But more ominously, since the beginning of the 20th century, the early 1900s, the Amerikan empire has continually waged a holy war against Bacchus and his magical fruits. Some of the more notorious examples have included, a National Prohibition Amendment against alcohol, (1920-1933), state liquor stores and liquor control boards, alcohol sin taxes, dry counties, bar closing hours, Sunday bans on selling beverages, maximum alcohol content laws for beer, banning the importation of Absinthe or the domestic production of corn liquor, raising the minimum wage to imbibe alcohol from 18 to 21, the restrictive Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, or the infamous ATF, and Surgeon Generals that continually fulminate against the drug. Finally, there is the maximum police action against alcohol, or supposedly against drunk drivers, called Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or really, the nation-wide police prohibition action against any drivers that happen to have any alcohol in their blood streams.

Millions of American citizens have lost their lives, both socially and physically, through such state institutional violence. During Prohibition, both the US and state governments purposefully poisoned sections of the ‘illegal’ alcohol supply in order to destroy lives and murder ‘disobedient and degenerate drinkers.’ The US government and state government’s war on DUIs has only helped extort great quantities of citizens’ personal finances and increase the bloated prison population, which is now the largest in the world in both real numbers and in percentage of prisoners to the general population.

Yet it is still quite dangerous to drive on the roads, and deadly accidents still happen regularly in the States. Like Pentheus and the Roman Senate of ancient history, the twisted state cycles versus alcohol are still flexing their muscles of control and legalized violence. But the six truths of history never change, so the same historical cycle has fallen upon the Amerikan empire. Violence is now endemic in American society. A few crazies even prefer the public acts of willful mass murder to any partying whatsoever.

One extreme often follows its opposite extreme. This historical truth has generally explained the attraction of some Communists for suddenly changing over to Fascist movements.

Millions of unfortunate people around the world have taken that other extreme with alcohol. They regularly drink the sacred and fermented juices into the private realms of slow and painful deaths. They drink when they rise, when bored, when they use the toilet, the shower, during work, watching TV, and even before they go to bed. Alcohol helps them pass through their pathetic lives that they truly hate. If they only were dead; instead they exist as alcoholics. Bacchus has given up on them too.

The joyful and liberating spirits of alcohol only flourish under the marvelous company of family and friends, the sensual delights of festivities and carnival, and the delightful tastes of good food. All three of these wonders of life taken together, will transform the Bacchic liquefied gift.

Alcohol opens doors into treasure lands of mental wonder and sensual adventure, and yet when easily overindulged, it is also an intoxication breathing poison, all of which drowns the mind of awareness.

Anarcho-Historian Lesson #6: Achieving the Fine Art of Violence and Maintaining Power

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The fateful year was 246 BCE, in the middle of January, Chinese New Year’s Day. And this day was truly an auspicious event. The calm winds did blow, and a new dynasty, the most powerful and yet, the shortest dynasty in Chinese history, had drunk from the poisoned cup of power. The great Chin Empire had arranged the sacred rituals for its grandiose reign. The infamous Black Emperor held tight to the wrath, once belonging to the worst of winters, and his holy name was, Ying Zheng.

Originally, the Chin rulers had fought as military knights under the great Zhou dynasty. But many centuries later, the Chin had finally received the mandate of Heaven, and like all new regimes and states built on the foundations of violence and legal crime, the emperor had a new capital built, called Xianyang on the western Wei River. Ying Zheng, as war commander and imperial Black Prince, took less than ten years to conquer all of his rival warlords and eventually unite the Middle Kingdom of China, both east and west, and north from the Yellow river to the south on the Yangtze river.

After Emperor Zheng’s sudden death about twelve years later, one of his sons, Zhao Zheng, or following his new name, Qin Shi Huang – the First Great Emperor, continued the Chin dynasty. He would last only a few years in power before his fateful assassination. The great Chin dynasty actually lasted only fifteen years, from 246-210 BCE.

Yet, this dynasty was the first to unite all the Chinas, the first to build on the Great Wall against the barbarians, the first to exterminate all the soldiers that knew the whereabouts of the Black Emperor, and then recreate them in lifelike quality in stone sculpture buried under the imperial sacred Earth. Chin Imperial power had first successfully used the political ideology of Legalism, under the advisers of Han Fei, Li Si, and Shang Yang.

Many philosophers and intellectuals in both antiquity and modern times have tried to formulate a theory, a law, or a truth that would explain to humanity the essence of human history. For some ancient historians, the understanding of history and conquest emerged from correct moral guidance, law systems, and aligning the actions of justice with fate or the Gods. Medieval historians often wrote about the attainment of both group discipline and group feeling, which enabled the triumph of the Spirit.

For others, it was the power of the Idea, the conception of the truth, while great leaders in history had obtained the access to the Eternal Mind, which led their empires and nations to victory. And for a few others, mostly of the Marxist persuasion, history was nothing but the struggle of social classes, where the poorer classes have been in constant war, movement and retreat versus the richer classes. All of these philosophers, intellectuals, and armchair historians were wrong.

The philosopher Nietzsche came the closest to understanding History, when he stated that history was not a subject worthy of study, for it was simply the study about how the strong, or the Masters, abused the weak, or the Slaves. This was true, but history has never been that simple. Humans have been very complex, have often thought too much, and have generally acted and reacted based on mental absurdities. But the cycles of history, and the rise and fall of great powers, empires, nations and states have all developed through the cultivation of the art of violence and the maintenance of such power. True power comes out of the genius, energy and will to do incredible acts of violence, brutality and cruelty.

All powerful state entities know this historical truth, including the sociopathic liars that now run the real United States Government-World Power. Historical entities that have fine tuned their methods of violence to greater legal webs of direction, such as prisons and concentration camps, massive laws codes, greater technological prowess in war, unbelievable controls in information and state secrets, amazing propaganda techniques, sophisticated uses of genocide, shocking acts of mass murder, various layers of legal state crimes, and the utter destruction of multiple enemies, have been the same entities that have triumphed through the attainment of power status on the world stage. Mao Tse Tung, the last known emperor of China, albeit a Communist one, stated that ‘all power comes out of the barrel of a gun.’ He was also partly right.

Violence has not just represented physical extermination, such as war, military divisions, guns, urban destruction, legal murder and state criminality. Violence has also signified institutional levels of brute force, such as laws, codes, work systems, schools, prisons, media propaganda, information gathering, intelligence spying, and surveillance mechanisms. The state apparatuses and empires that have successfully used and perfected all of those different levers of institutional violence have been the same empires that have achieved the most sublime victories on history’s pages for the battle of ideologies.

Think on the first great European empire, the Spanish Empire. At the beginning of the seventeenth-century, this Empire ‘where the sun had never set,’ had just murdered millions of indigenous people in the Caribbean, and yet it constructed a durable colonial regime from the Rio Colorado in New Mexico to the Rio Bio Bio in Chile for three hundred years. The ancient Assyrians also possessed great victories for hundreds of years, and they also held their special methods of torture and death in dealing with recalcitrant nobles that refused to respect them. The Chin Emperors of ancient China understood this truth fully through their ideological supports, called the Legalists.

For example, the Legalists advisers of the Chin ordered the confiscation of all illegal weapons. They also counseled the emperor on the nature of warfare, both internal and external. The emperor had to win the battle at all costs. The Chin also abolished hereditary noble privileges and they willfully executed scheming court eunuchs, massacred suspect villages and buried alive dishonest Confucian intellectuals. The Chin introduced forced labor conscription in order to build royal palaces, roads for war chariots, extensive canals, and gigantic walls that stretched thousands of miles in order to keep out the barbarians. They expelled non-Chinese foreigners and forcibly resettled minority cultures. The emperor did not just lounge in his palace, but he toured his empire on a war chariot accompanied by royal advisers and noble knights.

The Chin emperor forced the nobles into continual wars, so as to keep them occupied from parasitism. The Chin also employed the first court bureaucrats and did allow for some internal criticism. The emperors mandated a large family policy, larger agricultural tribute taxes, and the control of marriage partners, so that the poor would not marry the wealthy. The Great Emperor also demanded the burning of historical records with the final unification of Chinese legal and writing systems. According to the Legalists, the emperor kept a neutral stance on all policy, but his will reigned supreme handing out both punishments and favors, while he always favored the duress of the Law against favoritism and privileges.

After the overthrow of the Chin, another dynasty emerged to rule China. They had the name of the Han Dynasty, and unlike the Chin, they would rule for another 400 years. The Han emperors condemned the old Legalist methods of the Chin, but they also used similar violent methods in maintaining control. Sometimes the officials would cancel taxes, and other times they raised them. Sometimes the officials increased the number of laws, and other times they did not enforce them. The Han Chinese attacked Manchuria, Annam, (northern Vietnam), Mongolia and Korea, in order to expand their empire. The Han used Confucian scholars over Legalists, yet for the posterity of history, they used the same methods of violence and legal crime in order to keep up their power.

The historical lesson is simple. All states that want to advance in power and grasp their historical glory must increase their deeds of violence, brutality, criminality and cruelty. Violence does get the results, because the State, as historical entity, bathes in its own power to commit admissible violence and legal crime. There is no way to have a state without acts of torture, rape, imprisonment and murder. This truth goes for all states: democratic or parliamentary, republican or dictatorial, monarchic or oligarchic, theocracies or socialist juntas. Whether the methods are coup d’états or elections, resignations or palace revolts, the activities of the state speak only to unrestrained violence. Human culture changes, but the state has never changed – nor will it ever.