The Shift Episode 71: Voluntaryism and the State with Etienne de la Boetie2

In this episode of The Shift, host Doug McKenty speaks all things Voluntaryism with Etienne de la Boetie2, author of Government: The Greatest Scam in History Exposed. Stay tuned for this discussion which describes a political philosophy based on freedom of choice and the Non-Aggression Principle. Rather than viewing political evolution through the lens of the left/right paradigm, which posits predetermined historical revolutions occurring as a result of materialist dialectics, Etienne instead describes the monopoly of violence attributed to the state as simply a criminal enterprise engaging in a mafia-like protection racket. In reality, a handful of elites at the top of the corporate pyramid use government as a front organization designed to protect and perpetuate a criminal cartel that has now been responsible for the colonization of much of the planet. This multi-generational organized crime syndicate uses the idea of government to convince the mass of the population that aggression is legitimate, as long as it is backed by the authority of the state. Ultimately, many are brainwashed into a cult-like subservience wherein the working classes will literally build their own prisons while accepting theft through taxation, wars for cheap resources, and laws targeting non-violent behaviors that compete with the cartel. Find out more at



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