Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Mark Gober - Why the Idea of Government is Spiritually Oppressive and How to Set Yourself Free

December 18, 2021 Mo Gawdat and Mark Gober Episode 172
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Mark Gober - Why the Idea of Government is Spiritually Oppressive and How to Set Yourself Free
Show Notes

Back in July 2020, I hosted an incredible thinker who took us on a journey through understanding consciousness. If you haven't listened to my conversation with Mark Gober (episode 26), it's one of my all-time favorites and you really should.

Mark Gober is an international speaker and the author of An End to Upside Down Thinking, which was awarded the IPPY best science book of 2019. He is also the author of An End to Upside Down Living, and his latest book, An End to Upside Down Liberty.

Today we're going to be talking about an unexpected topic: politics . Mark, in his latest work, argues that government is in fact inherently oppressive and not conducive to our growth and needs as spiritual beings. As always, stay open-minded, and you may just change the way you look at the fundamental structures of our civilization.

Listen as we discuss:

  • How and why Mark started writing a book on politics.
  • The paradigms that we assume as fundamental that are just plain wrong.
  • Why government is inherently oppressive.
  • What is government now and what should it be?
  • Taxation as a form of coercion and the government's exemption from morality.
  • The ideal of voluntaryism and why a fully free market may be enough to keep order.
  • A recap of Mark's thoughts on consciousness and near-death experiences.
  • The Golden Rule as the natural law of reality. 
  • Why gurus often fall and get corrupted.
  • How can we actually transition to a more ideal government?
  • The Butterfly Effect and how the state of our consciousness shifts our external reality.
  • Protect your human right to be free and don't get fooled!

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