From Denmark To Ohio: How Government "Solutions" Viciously Spiral Into Bigger Problems

Authored by Joe Jarvis via The Daily Bell,

Government creates a problem. Government becomes more authoritarian to solve that problem. This creates more problems. Government becomes even more authoritarian...

This is basically the story of the war on drugs, the oppression of teens, the wars in the middle eastevery bubble, burst, and bailout, ad infinitum.

Where the government intervenes, you can be sure that bigger problems will spring forth.

Like the Hydra of Greek Mythology, two more serpent heads sprout each time one is severed.

Denmark Considers Draconian Measures to Assimilate Immigrants

European countries have been quite liberal in accepting immigrants from the middle-east. In itself, this is not a problem. But the countries also liberally dole out public benefits, costing taxpayers ballooning sums to support the new population.

But now many countries want to attach strings after the fact.

Denmark has proposed new rules that could land immigrant parents in prison if they take their children on extended vacations to their homeland which interfere with schooling. The legislation leaves “extended” open to interpretation.

Other rules require children from any of 25 identified “ghettos” to attend 30 hours of daycare per week until age six. Parents will lose welfare benefits if their kids miss too much school.

Another rule would make penalties for the same crime in certain areas. So if you shoplift in a predominantly Danish area of a city, you might get a fine, while a shoplifter from a predominantly Muslim area could get jail time.

All of this is an attempt to integrate new immigrants. It is a backlash from vastly different cultures clashing.

But why would the government of Denmark think forced integration would produce the desired results? It seems more likely to produce a counter-backlash from immigrants who resent having different rules than the Danes.

Immigration wouldn’t be such an issue if it weren’t for governments’ collectivist policies. We are artificially grouped together by governments when we live within particular borders. So then suddenly we have a common interest with people who might share none of the same goals and values.

This obviously creates problems. But the problem is not the immigrants. The problem is that the government wants one cohesive block of citizens to govern.

And that the government redistributes money from one group to another… And that the government fails to protect citizens from violent criminals while preventing citizens from protecting themselves!

Private property solves these problems. It means people can make rules that apply to their own land. For businesses, this means allowing the market to dictate what rules customers are willing to put up with. For individuals, it may mean grouping with other like-minded people to live in a neighborhood which matches your wants and needs.

This is what happened with many past waves of immigrants to the United States. Many Italians, Irish, Chinese, and Cubans settled in particular areas. These areas were not integrated by force, but a couple of generations smooths out most differences.

Ohio Wants to Force Teachers to Out Trans Kids

I’ve made my opinion clear: allowing kids to get sex changes or take body altering hormones is child abuse.

Advocates intentionally confuse the difference between gender and sex. They say gender is a social construct, and then they attempt to alter biological sex. That is not possible at this stage. You cannot change the chromosomes in your DNA which determine sex.

However, lawmakers in Ohio reacted to this movement with absurdly authoritarian legislation.

They want to threaten teachers with prison if they don’t immediate out trans kids to their parents.

The law says that if a public educator finds out that a student identifies as transgender, they must tell the parents in writing at the earliest possible opportunity.

If a teacher fails to disclose this sensitive piece of information, they can be charged with a felony.

This is completely over the top.

The bill is aimed at preventing teachers, social workers, and other government workers from delivering slanted or harmful “treatment” for gender dysphoria.

This is understandable. I certainly wouldn’t want the public education system filling my kid’s head with anti-science propaganda about gender and sex.

But even being a supportive listening ear can get a public employee in trouble if they don’t rat out the kid to the parent. “Treatments” also include literature about the disorder.

But none of this would be an issue without public education. This wouldn’t be an issue if governments were not promoting the lie that you can choose and alter your sex (as opposed to gender).

And it certainly wouldn’t be a problem if parents were not threatened by the state for refusing to allow life-altering surgery and medications for their trans children.

And that is what is aggravating about the draconian aspects of the law. Otherwise, it makes sense. The law seeks to “prohibit a court from using a parent, guardian, or custodian’s refusal to allow a child to undergo gender-based treatment as a basis for determining custody of the child.”

Basically, you can’t have your kids taken away for refusing to allow them to mutilate their bodies with surgery and chemicals.

But forcing teachers and guidance councilors to rat out any transgender kids to their parents, regardless is of the consequences, is too much. They’ve gone beyond rational, and are making inaction a crime.

But this is the type of friction inherent in anything that involves government. When you force people to fund an education system and force parents to send their kids, you get legislative reactions like these.

The Solution

These problems stem from shared resources like public land, public schools, and government welfare.

First, the government says it will solve a problem with government funds. But that means everyone gets a say. Well everyone isn’t going to agree!

Better to allow individuals to allocate their own resources. That way individuals choose what issues they will have a say in.

Send your kid to a school that matches your ideas about gender and sex.

Live in neighborhoods that match your idea of community.

Patronize businesses you agree withDeal with customers you like.

Make the rules for your own private property, and take your protection into your own hands. Decide what kind of charity you will support.

Of course, the government makes it difficult to do all this. But that doesn’t mean it is impossible. You have more power today than individuals ever have.

You don’t have to play by the rules of the corrupt politicians, manipulative media, and brainwashed peers.


FireBrander HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Tue, 08/07/2018 - 19:54 Permalink

Is "cycling" some sort of new, national, mental illness?

These people are Hell bent on riding bicycles right along side cars...I think those tight shorts have squeezed their ass into their brains.

The city went full retard installing bike lanes in the "hip" part of a shopping area (10 blocks of downtown)...what a fucking joke.

Took a 4 lane road down to 2 lanes to make room for the bikes causing a traffic mess. Cars backed up while the bike lanes are empty. Signs, line paintings, poll reflectors nailed into the road, instruction signs on how/where to park, walk and ride your's total fucking joke to step back and look at it....and I'm sure they spent a fortune.

Now they're "wondering" why no one is using the bike lane and how to "get more people to bike to work". WTF? It's a 105 out and in 6 months it will be ZERO degrees...and in between that is rain/snow and every fucking kind of NOT bike riding weather.

It almost makes me want to go to a city council meeting and be "one of those crazies with an opinion".

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Pinto Currency Max.Power Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:18 Permalink


Thus through the Flexner Report, the AMA was able to use government to cartelize the medical profession: to push the supply curve drastically to the left (literally half the medical schools in the country were put out of business by post-Flexner state governments), and thereby to raise medical and hospital prices and doctors' incomes.

In all cases of cartels, the producers are able to replace consumers in their seats of power, and accordingly the medical establishment was now able to put competing therapies (e.g., homeopathy) out of business; to remove disliked competing groups from the supply of physicians (blacks, women, Jews); and to replace proprietary medical schools financed by student fees with university-based schools run by the faculty, and subsidized by foundations and wealthy donors.

When managers such as trustees take over from owners financed by customers (students of patients), the managers become governed by the perks they can achieve rather than by service of consumers. Hence: a skewing of the entire medical profession away from patient care to toward high-tech, high-capital investment in rare and glamorous diseases, which rebound far more to the prestige of the hospital and its medical staff than it is actually useful for the patient-consumers.

And so, our very real medical crisis has been the product of massive government intervention, state and federal, throughout the century; in particular, an artificial boosting of demand coupled with an artificial restriction of supply. The result has been accelerating high prices and deterioration of patient care. And next, socialized medicine could easily bring us to the vaunted medical status of the Soviet Union: everyone has the right to free medical care, but there is, in effect, no medicine and no care.

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Creative_Destruct Pinto Currency Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:47 Permalink

Referring to

The pattern Rothbard points out is typical government "expansion by failure:"

Create the problem, propose solution that ends up exacerbating the problem, claim the source of the failure was "inadequate resources," get more money and expand the government effort, creating BIGGER problem, etc, etc, etc...and the cycle continues.

And so, among other things, we end up with the assembly-line care medicine he describes.

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Eurotrash Sorehead HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Tue, 08/07/2018 - 23:18 Permalink

Start at the beginning: government opening the gates for turdworlders on behalf of their cabal owners is the core problem "integration" equals aggression and the socalled integration debate is a red heering camouflaging this. The author has a libertarian premiss and seems to be unaware of the fact that it is his enemy, the State/government, that is providing him with an opportunity to bitch about "the government not integrating foreigners the right way" Dont you libertarian shopaholics get it?

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Eurotrash Sorehead Eurotrash Sorehead Tue, 08/07/2018 - 23:42 Permalink

Another clusterfuck from Denmark: step 1: some years ago 10-15 knife stabbings tolk place in Copenhagen all committed by government provided invaders
step 2: government produces knife legislation with servere punishment for carrying a knife "solving" the problem the government/the politicians created
step 3: two hardworking danish carpenters sentenced to 1 year in prison by city court now enhancing the new legislation for having knife in their work wear on
their way home from the job
step 4: media outrage because of honest people convicted as criminals makes government call city court judge ordering him to erase the sentence and the judge

Its shit on shit on shit with some more shit on top

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NoDebt Tue, 08/07/2018 - 19:54 Permalink

"This obviously creates problems. But the problem is not the immigrants. The problem is that the government wants one cohesive block of citizens to govern."

No.  Not only does the article contradict this thesis within its own writing, the entire idea is just dead fucking wrong.


Max.Power Tue, 08/07/2018 - 19:56 Permalink

I guess its not the institution of government which is failing (because there were and are some good governments), its the toxic people who are working in the bad governments. 


Current political system in many countries from Danmark to US has got rotten, it promotes only politicians and staff who lies better, pretends better, complies batter...

Endgame Napoleon newboy Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:18 Permalink

It sounds like Ohio’s schools are confusing the students’ private lives with subjects like English, math and science. The sexual orientation of students should not be the business of a school any more than family composition, family-friendly togetherness time, mom bonding via baby-mommy-look-alike-bulletin-board-decorating contests in corporate back offices, daycare logistics and pregnancy time should be the business of a business. 

Academic learning is the business of a school, whereas customer satisfaction is the business of a business.  

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NoDebt Tue, 08/07/2018 - 19:59 Permalink

"The law says that if a public educator finds out that a student identifies as transgender, they must tell the parents in writing at the earliest possible opportunity.

If a teacher fails to disclose this sensitive piece of information, they can be charged with a felony."


First day of school, every kid in my class would go home with this note:

"Dear XXXXXXX, your kid might be transgender.  I have no proof of this but the law says I have to inform you or face jail time if I don't.  Consider yourself so notified.  Now let's all enjoy the school year!"


GoldmanSax Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:02 Permalink

Government will always engage in activities which justify its intervention. Government is a biological organism in a state of perpetual expansion. It can not stop growing until every biological unit is absorbed into it. This is the paradigm you are trapped in until you recognize a solution to freedom. 

Taras Bulba Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:26 Permalink

Either difi is lying thru her A$$ or she does not have a clue as to what the man's (spy) job was.  Either way, the "optics" are not looking so good.

Just saying.

moonmac Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:46 Permalink

In PA leaving your dog outside when it's really hot or cold for more than 30 minutes is now a felony. We already lost the war against Nanny Socialists it will only get worse.‎

new guy Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:58 Permalink

How government really works

Step 1- Create a need for social services by imposing excessive taxes.

Step 2- Justify excessive taxes by providing social services.

Step 3- Deny or delay as many claims for social services as possible.

Step 4- Use the money you saved by not paying claims to buy that nice little cottage in Muskoka you've had your eye on.