The state has already killed hundreds of millions, maybe billions of humans. The state is the true enemy of mankind, it will destroy us if we do not evolve beyond it. States have nukes now, what will it be next? Black hole generators or anti matter devices? If we dont reject statism, the initiation of force and embrace liberty, I think we have no future.
It's true that it will be hard to transition to a free society, and many will suffer in the short term, but many more will suffer in the long term from the effects of statism. What is happening with Detroit where private companies are taking over where the government has failed-and it naturally will since socialism is doomed to failure-is good. I think the gradual replacement of government with private competitive services will be the way to go. Reduce the demand for a state by out competing them to where people can actually begin to see that volluntary human action can provide everything they think they need a state for. Already this is happening in Detroit.