Essay on The Benefits of Our Government

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The Benefits of Our Government The monstrous nature of government is evident to the everyday citizen. It is monstrous to oppress the poor and minorities and it is certainly monstrous to declare war on another country and inflict pain and suffering on its people. Yet it is also obvious to the every day citizen that government is necessary to preserve order. Without law or law enforcement, criminals would roam the streets and wreak havoc. Without a military, other countries would invade us violently. Thus, government is a monstrous institution that preserves order in a potentially horrific manner. Government has a tendency to become monstrous in two ways. One is that it needs to maintain order within the country, which often…show more content…
Therefore, citizens must come to the understanding that in order to prevent government from becoming too monstrous, it is the monstrous nature of the individual that must be sacrificed. The more people sacrifice their own desires for the benefit of others, the more the positive effects of a necessarily monstrous government outweigh the negative effects. The idea that monsters are chaotic yet necessary for order is revealed quite consistently in a wide variety of myths. Chaos monsters or chaos is necessary for God or the gods to create an orderly world. Thus, chaos monsters are ironically essential to order. Chaos and order go hand and hand. Without chaos, there could be no order. To preserve order, there must be something to monstrously combat chaos. That something is government. Thus, the idea behind government, the preservation of order, only works if it becomes a monstrous institution that uses chaos to fight chaos. Of course, the problem is that it is hard to tell the difference between government’s need to use chaos as defense and government’s use of chaos for the benefit of the government’s potentially monstrous desires. The monsters of myths symbolically reveal the monstrous nature of government. For example, an analysis of the characters in the ancient Babylonian myth Enuma elish reveals that they resemble monstrous leaders. The story explains the
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