“The idea of a voluntary society, or a stateless society, or an anarchic society, is not idealistic. What is idealistic is a statist society – that is naive, and dangerous… because a statist society carries with it the assumption that you’re going to create this incredible hierarchy, this blood-soaked pyramid – institutionalized hierarchical power – with the power to print money whenever it wants, the power to start wars, to incarcerate at-will, to create laws at-will, to bribe their friends and punish their enemies…
…and not ONE SINGLE evil guy is ever going to be interested in running that system. Never! You’re only going to get really great guys at the top, and all the evil guys are going to be criminals in alleys, they’re never going to be congressmen or presidents or prime ministers, or anything like that!
It is the statist who is naive about human nature and the potential for evil. The anarchist, the voluntaryist, recognizes that human nature is corrupted by power – and to create a monolithic thing called “the state,” with all of the powers that it has, is only gonna draw – like flies to manure, the most evil people to the top of that pyramid structure.”
Eustace Clarence Mullins, Jr. (March 9, 1923 – February 2, 2010) was a populist American political writer, biographer. His most famous work is The Secrets of The Federal Reserve. Along with Nesta Webster, he is generally regarded as one of the most influential authors in the genre of conspiracism.
Eustace Clarence Mullins, Jr. was born in Roanoke, Virginia, the third child of Eustace Clarence Mullins (1899–1961) and his wife Jane Katherine Muse (1897–1971). His father was a salesman in a retail clothing store.
Eustace Mullins was educated at Washington and Lee University, New York University, the University of North Dakota and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Washington, D.C.)
In December 1942, at Charlottesville, Virginia he enlisted in the military as a Warrant Officer. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Forces, with thirty-eight months active service during World War II.
Mullins frequently visited poet Ezra Pound during his period of incarceration in St. Elizabeths Hospital for the Mentally Ill in Washington, D.C. between 1946 and 1959. According to Mullins it was Pound who set him on the course of research that led to his writing The Secrets of The Federal Reserve
Mullins was a researcher at the Library of Congress in 1950 and worked with Senator Joseph McCarthy investigating Communist Party funding sources.He later stated that he believed McCarthy had “started to turn the tide against world communism”. Shortly after his first book came out in 1952, he was discharged by the Library of Congress.
In the 1950s, Mullins wrote for Conde McGinley’s newspaper Common Sense, which promoted the second edition of his book on the Federal Reserve, entitled The Federal Reserve Conspiracy (1954). Around this time, he also wrote for Lyrl Clark Van Hyning’s Chicago-based newsletter, Women’s Voice. In 1995, he was writing for Criminal Politics. Around the end of his life, he would write for Willis Carto’s magazine Barnes Review.
Mullins lived in Staunton, Virginia, in the house on Madison Place where he grew up, from the mid 1970s through the end of his life.
As a collective we have been sold a meme so pervasive that most have accepted it as there own idea. We buy into the ideologies set forth to us by the media, the political rhetoric, the education system, the cultural and social influences to such a degree, that we have built a fictional shared consensus. This consensus mandates that personal success is gauged in our ability to clime the economic ladder, to collect more bits of paper called money than our neighbours, so we can buy more goods that we simply do not need. We have been taught that consumption for the sake of consumption is a worthy attribute, because it contributes to the financial growth of the economy. While the truth is you cannot maintain infinite economic growth when it is dependent on the finite resources of our world. Why should we have to pay others to live on the land we were born on?