Are We Dehumanizing Government?

Strange how some people dehumanize government. Government can act inhumanly–but it’s when people at its core are behaving inhumanely. . . Government is certainly more “people” than a corporation is–yes, I know, in this country sometimes government is corporations, especially after the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision! But corporations haven’t taken over–they’re just trying to. This country is not YET a corporatocracy.

To a libertarian or a left wing person (libertarians are right wing without knowing it) govt seems inhuman, even though, at its best, it’s just us–our representatives. When people rant about a surveillance state, for example, they’re engaging in dehumanizing government. Govt isn’t inhuman yet, not in this country. If you dehumanize it then you can justify any act against it–then you’re supporting the Oklahoma City bombers, or John Wilkes Booth…

It’s easier to dehumanize government than to take an active part in correcting it…

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