A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 27, 2020
“The problem is not who sits on the throne. The problem is that there is a throne to sit on”

Larken Rose wrote this in his book The Most Dangerous Superstition (2011):

“Many have been able to recognize and oppose specific acts of tyranny by specific regimes, but very few have recognized that the underlying problem is not who sits on the throne; the problem is that there is a throne to sit on.”

“Larken Rose: The problem is not who sits on the throne. The problem is that there is a throne to sit on” was posted on Twitter by AntiState on January 30, 2015. That is, the problem is not “bad” government or even “good” government—the problem is government itself.


OCLC WorldCat record
The most dangerous superstition
Author: Larken Rose
Publisher: [United States] : [publisher not identified], ©2011.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Pg. ?:
Many have been able to recognize and oppose specific acts of tyranny by specific regimes, but very few have recognized that the underlying problem is not who sits on the throne; the problem is that there is a throne to sit on.

Twitter
AntiState
@rbarnes939
Larken Rose: The problem is not who sits on the throne. The problem is that there is a throne to sit on.
1:45 PM · Jan 30, 2015·Twitter for Android

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freiwilligfrei.de
@Freiwilligfrei
The problem is not WHO SITS on the throne. The problem is that THERE IS a throne.
Quote Tweet
Brezals
@Brezals
· Oct 4, 2016
Replying to @Brezals and @Freiwilligfrei
so far I have seen none to few making the same connections.
2:59 PM · Oct 4, 2016·Twitter Web Client

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Lewis McKeever
@Mckeever89
“The underlying problem is not who sits on the throne; the problem is that there is a throne to sit on,” Larken Rose
5:36 PM · Nov 7, 2016·Twitter Web Client

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Kyle Reese #SovereignSoulja
@BloodedtheBrave
The problem is not who sits on the throne, it’s that there is a throne at all for someone to sit on and rule over you by force.
4:54 PM · Feb 1, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Pierre
@fueledbyajitama
Sabi ng isang anarchist meme: The problem is not who sits on the throne; the problem is that there is a throne to sit on in the first place.
10:38 PM · May 16, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Sal the Agorist
@SallyMayweather
Read Rothbard
THE PROBLEM IS NOT WHO SITS ON THE THRONE; THE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE IS A THRONE TO SIT ON.
LARKEN ROSE
4:30 PM · May 28, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 • Permalink