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Chapter 10: Of the New Idol and of the Flies of the Marketplace

The state is the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies.

Every government lies, and every government is caught sooner or later lying. And still nobody makes it a point that governments should not be believed, because again and again they are caught lying.

The presidents and the prime ministers and the ministers all take oath before they enter their office, the oath that they will stand for truth, and only for truth. But it is almost impossible to find any politician who is not lying. Of course they lie with such a face that it seems perhaps they are saying the truth. But lies cannot remain forever hidden. Sooner or later they are discovered. They don’t have long life.

Coldly it lies, too; and this lie creeps from its mouth: “I, the state, am the people.”

The state is not the people. The state is only a servant of the people, and should behave like the servant of the people.

But the smallest government servant behaves as if he has all the powers of the world. This has to be taken away from these people. This power makes many people hungry, greedy, they are ready to do anything to gain power. They are ready to sell their souls just to be in power.

It is a lie!

.that the state is the people.

It was creators who created peoples and hung a faith and a love over them: thus they served life.

The real lovers of people are the creators; creators in different dimensions - painters, and poets, and singers and dancers and sculptors.

These are the real people who have power, because they participate in creation, and they shower people with their creativity and with their love. They create in people a desire, a longing, also to be creators. They create trust in people.

The real history should count only their names. But the real history has never been written. History counts the names of those who have not created anything, but only destroyed; the killers and the murderers.

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