Government has become little more than a carefully-crafted myth based on propaganda disseminated by government itself. It has devolved into a scheme of plunder whereby the elites plunder the masses.
It did not start that way, at least not so egregiously. Government transmogrified into a vicious predator, preying on the wealth of the productive to enrich the political class and their cronies. It is no longer a force for good, but for evil. It has turned into the biggest criminal enterprise known to man.