People emulating fictions against which they rail for perpetuating injustice, but through which they seek to administer justice instead of just being. I don’t deal with fictions. They are actors playing a role in a game I choose not to engage. I don’t need a superior court to respond to contrivances. I can respond on my own terms with my own mouth and actions without resorting to tomfoolery that lends credence to the presumption that we are a bunch of nitwits falling prey to the trap which they have laid for us. Free people do not need to resort to fabricated courts to respond to government. That is why we were supposedly endowed with conscience, reason, morals, and will, to resist tyranny. My actions are my “writs” and my “court” is my life; and it is not superior to any other man’s, but equal to all others who seek refuge in cultivated reason and knowledge. Courts do not derive from nature, but from delusions and pretenses of systems of control. A free individual need only submit to the jurisdiction of nature wherein all the means of living or dying are at our disposal; as well as the means of answering unjust aggression when it comes to subjugate. Despots to not subdue us by resorting to nature, but by distracting us from it.
Some people justify their subjugation as being an expedient for living in an “imperfect world”. I posit that the world is not imperfect, but exactly the opposite. It is perfect in the respect that it conforms to the laws of nature set down by the Creator, without deviation or hesitance. Man, by his nature, is imperfect; for he possess the choice to be what he is; whereas nature is a slave to the law. It is imperfect men who challenge us to submit to imperfection. We may choose to either suffer under the imperfect demands of other men, or work towards being more-perfect individuals. I do not acquiesce to the pressure of imperfect men for it impedes my progression towards being the individual I choose to be.
There is not a more pitiful sight than a man who has forsaken his own humanity to pursue the fantasy of believing himself superior to other men by virtue of the office bestowed upon him.
There is no badge big enough to conceal a coward who seeks its protection.
You say I am tilting at windmills. This government is the “best” in the world, by comparison. We need authority and control to preserve society. Such were the cries over the ages in support of monarchy and dictatorship, and with the enlightenment of man, those institutions have slowly crumbled; only to have their pieces gathered, polished, and constructed into the new leviathan we now suffer under and call freedom.
Government is an insult. It says to society, “Not only do I not trust you, but I think so little of myself as to surrender a part of my nature in submission to an external authority. I will set aside reason, persuasion, tolerance, and enlightenment so I may summon a creature which expresses the base, vulgar, and violent aspect of my nature and do to others that which I could not otherwise allow myself to do.”
Nothing says, “I love you” more than a statutorily created business arrangement promulgated under the auspices of an administrative authority designed to oversee the equitable distribution of the fruits born pursuant to a union of petitioning subjects desiring to exercise privileges derived from the exchange of natural, inalienable rights.
I have just completed an exhaustive analysis of two of the worlds most-read literary tomes, the Bible and Penthouse Letters, and has awarded the title of “Most factual, authentic, and entertaining” to Penthouse. Although the Bible greatly outranked Penthouse in sexual references and deviant acts, Penthouse was redeemed by the creative use of phallic euphemisms like “throbbing member” and “say hello to my little friend”.
With respect to “society”, I am completely out of “control”. With respect to my “conscience”, I am the consummate “conformist”.
With regard to my privacy and the apologetic sycophant’s justification for governmental intrusion into my affairs in support of their feigned perception of security under the pretense that if I nothing to hide, I should have nothing to fear, I say this; I will aver that I have nothing to hide, but only upon your affirmation that it is I who will set the terms, time, and subject by which I will disclose.
In the search for truth, it is not most important that one arrives at the answer, but rather be capable of comprehending the question.
I believe that life is merely the gestation of our death. Just as a mother’s life impacts upon her fetus, so our life impacts upon our true being, notwithstanding this wretched and loathsome flesh-bound vehicle. If this material world be the true summation of “existence”, then I beckon for a hasty departure and bid a adieu to the ephemeral delusion. Otherwise, the flesh is nothing more than sensory distraction to “I”.
One has to wonder if, after seeing how mankind treats itself, if we truly are the superior species. The powers we possess may not be by virtue of our being superior in the animal kingdom, but a prerequisite for God, knowing what fools we were to become, merely endowed us with nothing more than the ability to succumb to an elaborate joke. We may be nothing more than the cosmic equivalent of “look, your shoe’s untied”.
No people have been harmed in my refusing to cooperate with arbitrary edicts of various legislatures and agencies but man, some bureaucrats sure got their panties in a bunch! You’re welcome, society.
I say to government: I will strike you down, snuff you out, kill you, burn you, annihilate you, destroy you…. WAIT! ….you are not real, you are a fiction, a wayward synapse, a hope gone awry. I need not raise a finger. It is enough that I merely… IGNORE you. You inspire the oaths of oafs, the flags of fools, and the beliefs of the beguiled. Reasonable men should shun you and submit to their conscience. Be gone!
I say that violent resistance to government is wrong. Violent resistance to men, who would compel your obedience and violate your conscience, is moral and justified. It is not our burden to reconcile when men disguise themselves as “agents” or “officers”. The confrontation is man against man, and no fiction can absolve a man of his actions. Government is a contrivance of those who seek to subdue others.
I am an Anarchist – not in that I favor disorder, but in that Natural Law is the only order. I am an Atheist – not in that I deny god, but that I deny any god other than mine. I am a free man – not in that my flesh may not be confined, but that my mind will not. I am – not in that I require approval or permission, but that I persist in spite of it. We are labeled by others, but defined by our selves.
Who has any legitimate authority to dictate the actions of another? Who has any legitimate authority to demand obedience to their will? If there exist such authority, why then do not such people exercise that authority in their proper person rather than electing vermin, thugs, and scoundrels as their proxy, and masking their tyranny as “government”? Those unfit to govern themselves have no authority to govern others.
I am so tired of explaining to people that government has NO legitimate authority over anyone unless they consent to that authority. I have NO obligation to vote if I feel government has nothing to offer, or if whatever benefit they may provide is offset by harm or injury; not only to myself, but to others. I have NO obligation to obey the arbitrary edicts of a legislature. I have no use for such foolishness.
My rebellion is an expression of my conscience to bring myself into harmony with nature. As in tuning an instrument, the pitch of nature is discernible to every ear that would but listen. When force or authority attempts to strike a note using our will for its cacophonous din, we attempt to bring ourselves into tune with the melody composed by the Grand Master of the Universe.
Upon reaching a certain age we begin to realize the childishness in having make-believe friends, then following years of public education we go on to cast votes for them.
There are no bad cops, only bad men. Police are fictions of a delusional system of control, and men who resort to that system for administering their personal justice are the dregs of humanity; for they won’t stand in their own person and commit their atrocities to be judged on their sociopathic actions. Conversely, there are no good cops, only good men. Bestowing accolades on an institution that harbors, nurtures, and promotes violent acts by way of the tenuous connection to moral men, does not assign morality to that institution. It is men who sully themselves with the garb of that institution, even though their beliefs be misguided, who do not succumb to the evil festering therein, and act virtuously despite associating with brigands.
Though my flesh be bruised and bloody, my property violated, and my body stilled, I persist. I am the most dangerous brand of individual. Not that I possess superior strength or force, but because I cannot be made to tremble, or fear violence. That alone disarms most tyrants, for it is the staple in their arsenal of intimidation.
My spilled blood is the license by which I will exercise my prerogative to self-defense.
Uninformed governance is irresponsible and dangerous. Those who vote without investing themselves in maintaining order and accountability in that creature which they create are just as responsible for any tyranny as if they were themselves oppressors.
Government is like a large vehicle. It is constructed for a particular and specific purpose, and if not properly controlled, may cause harm and injury. Those who are elected take the positions of operator. However, the proper analogy for our present times is that voters do nothing more than toss a brick upon the accelerator of an unoccupied vehicle. The vehicle goes into motion, but with no control. It is want to collide with people and property who have no care for nor need for such a vehicle, but by the carelessness of some who thought it their “civic duty” to cast a vote and shut their eyes to the ensuing political carnage; they are as those who cast their brick and send the vehicle on its destructive course.
I would trust an honest atheist over a hypocritical Christian.
Government is not the standard by which our liberty is measured, it is the standard by which free people accept despotism.
It is not required that one tilt at windmills to defeat tyranny, it is merely that we erect ourselves to live by our principles.
Government is so far removed from the concept of morality that it is absurd to even try to comprehend it from an anthropomorphic perspective. Government is more often than not the tool of oppression wielded by the majority who will by edict or force assign their de facto definition of what is moral or immoral. Somewhere there will always be a fallible, imperfect, potentially corruptible, unlikely reputable, individual banging the gavel or signing the mala prohibita proclamations that creep into the private actions of peaceable people who happen to be different.
Government is the last resort when tolerance, reason, and independence succeed.
I choose to take my chances and flourish, or perish, under the dictates of my conscience and abdicate nothing to any man.
I earn a living by my industry and labor through private contracts and receiving compensation by way of valuable consideration as exchanged in the marketplace in an occupation of common right.
I pay all taxes I am lawfully required to pay.
Every war should be fought with spoons, and only by the political leaders of those warring nations. Let them invest themselves in wrenching the life from their enemy while the people live their lives peaceably and prosperously. Good riddance!
I take little offense at anything, notwithstanding vulgar insults or physical assault. Even the vulgar insults are easily dismissed once one understands the sources of such guttural flatulence. I am always open to constructive criticism and debate.
I am paid in whatever manner agreed upon between myself and those with whom I contract. I don’t understand what “under the table” means or implies. IF it is meant to imply that I don’t inform “government” of everything that I choose to make my property through private contracts and the fruits of my labor then yes, I do not inform ANYONE or ANYTHING of what property I possess. Is there a reason why I should; why am obligated to; or of whose business MY labor and property are of any subject or interest? To disclose one’s property to would-be robbers can be said to be insane. To disclose one’s property to government is called patriotic.
I am not employed. “Employment”, “employee”, “employer”… are statutory words that do not define my private labor in the marketplace. I have a number of talents that produce streams of compensation for me that I do VERY well with. I could be “considered” employed by the casual outside observer, but that determination is made from ignorance and presumption and not upon fact or context.
I know of no debt to society since I place no burden upon society, have received no demand for payment by society for any perceived burden placed thereupon, ask nothing of society which benefits myself individually, know of no person or entity that has identified itself to me as “society” or has evidenced any burden placed upon it by me.
I don’t care what government does for others, I ask such government to do nothing for me. I am not obligated to anyone but myself and those with whom I’ve made myself morally obligated and duty bound. I take advantage of nothing, although the majority’s public and willing display of ignorance and greed provide ample fertile ground for an opportunistic individual to exploit. If one cares to make a claim against my person or labor then let them bring whatever armed brigands they may see fit to summon for their aid and exploitation and take what they think is their entitlement. Otherwise, save the collectivist blather for them and their ilk. I say many have not the courage to face anyone on their own, but rely upon the violence and despotism of willing government actors to serve as their evil proxy.
If one admits to a government by the “consent of the governed”, and the incapable, collectivist ilk want to form such a government and consent to IT being the source of their reason, conscience, morality, sustenance, knowledge, health….etc., then the incapable, collectivist ilk can form, and consent to, such a government. The incapable, collectivist ilk CANNOT morally conscript others like myself to participate in, or consent to such a government.
I don’t believe that societal inequities can be remedied by government, but should be allowed to work themselves out in the arena of public and private compassion, discussion, and responsibility. the question is not whether government should correct these problems, but we should not allow government to prohibit, regulate, or interfere with whatever societal solutions we may choose to exercise. Government has made these issues their domain and therefore controls the suffering and limits the compassionate.
There are plenty of sources of revenue if government chose to exploit them. However, most of these sources are big corporations, big campaign contributors, and ensconced oligarchs. For the less fortunate who do not have the means to, or access for, private education or healthy living, the privileged corporations that operate at our expense as protected entities have a moral duty, if such a concept can be applied to a legal fiction, to give back to society for the exercise of their privilege and benefit. They do NOT have free speech, are NOT “persons”, and do NOT have any constitutional protections. They, nevertheless, are the new aristocracy and source of political power.
Government is a tool for the intolerant, narrow-minded, insecure, ignorant, and domineering. Where it was originally intended to provide for the protection of individual life, liberty, and property, it now caters to corporations, special interests, associations, and all which grease the palms of malfeasing, self-ordained oligarchs.
That is the state of our ignorant society. The American version of blonde-hair, blue-eyed, Aryan sheep.
When you strip away the precious preconceptions, icons, idols, edifices, and contrivances people tenaciously cling to with nary a modicum of self-investment, research, intellectual discernment or critical-thought; pushing them outside their comfort zone, you can readily observe how much people act upon what they’re told as opposed to what they know.
Yes, I do love myself. I am my best friend. I am obsessed with me! I am smart, confident, knowledgeable, honest, blessed, tolerant, compassionate, fair, reasonable, conscionable, just….but most of all, unafraid.
Why should love of one’s self be viewed as selfishness? I spend every waking and sleeping moment with me. Why would I want to lie to myself by acting contrarily to what I know to be the truth? Why would I want to be afraid of anything, and have to look myself in the mirror and address a coward? Why should I succumb to ignorance, threats, violence, or tyranny? Since I trust in a higher authority; one that has given me all the wonderful gifts that I enjoy with no hesitation; those gifts which are mine and mine alone; and knowing that some day when I leave this earth and mortal shell, no matter how much I might otherwise scream and cling to this temporary life; I’ll return to that authority and with pride say that I did not abandon my faith or abuse my gifts and talents which I owe to that authority; and say that in the face of all the ignorance, intolerance, violence and evil I had faced that I did not feed that darkness by giving it my fear and doubting the justice of the Creator.
I love myself, and some identify and are attracted to good, decent people, and that gives me hope and joy, inspiring me to be charitable and giving with sharing my gifts with others who may likewise be doubtful or searching as I once was. I love myself because I was given the choice by my Creator to love, or hate, myself. The power of happiness lies within me, not dependent on outside influences. I make me happy or sad. Nobody can affect me in a way I choose not to be affected.
Everything I do because I want to. If I do something moral it is not that I do it for morality, it is that I do it morally. I have to wade through ignorance and intolerance daily. I even learn from the ignorant. I learn that some find it comfortable, anesthetizing, blissful, and simple. However, it is a lot of work. When faced with truth all around, how taxing it must be to keep turning away, shutting an eye, covering the ears, subduing the reason….. Some work harder at not knowing than knowing and facing the truth.
What I have come to know is because I challenged much of what I was “told” and when they fell silent I knew that I was either right, or they didn’t know more than me. I’m not a genius, or don’t consider myself a genius. What I know, no matter how flawed or mistaken it may be, is what I have learned on my own and have come to understand honestly and through my own education. It is my truth. It may not be everyone’s truth. But until I’m shown otherwise, it is the standard by which I peaceably live my life. I also make sure that I err on the side of caution and, if acting out of ignorance, only expose myself to injury instead of others. Unfortunately, I know of many would rather I act, or rather advocate not acting, on my own volition.
I don’t believe when I hear that a “law” has been passed. An Act has been passed by the legislature, but I would stop short of calling it a “law”. Just because a number of people vote “yea” on something does not make it binding upon anyone who wished not to be bound by it. Can a majority of people pass “laws” that deprive anyone of their rights? How can a law that deprives one of their rights be a just law? How can a law be anything but just? If all rights are equal, and a law is passed that deprives a right for the sake of another, the deprivation of that one right nullifies the entire law. If the “law” is merely the will of the legislature then what recourse have we against such a body that devolves into despotism? Are we then denied relief because no claim of violation can stand when rebutted with our accepting despotism as law?
What the legislature may pass as so-called “law” deprives me of nothing. It may frighten me into not exercising my rights, but I am in full possession of all my rights at all times. They are as much a part of me as my thoughts, my bones, and my spirit. They cannot be taken away, only surrendered through inaction or fear.
The “law” does not prevent me from exercising my rights. Only I determine when and where I will exercise my rights. If I allow myself to believe that a law has power over me then it is through that erroneous belief that I choose not to exercise my right out of ignorance or fear. Nobody has deprived me of my right but me. The existence of a “law” has no bearing upon my actions. Only a charge arising out of a violation of the “law” can move the actors in government to seize my body in effort to restrict my exercise of a right, but my right to resist and defend such action is incumbent upon me to whatever end that may provide. The law does not guarantee me anything. It provides a forum for redress of a violation of my rights or an attempt at restrict my exercise of rights, or a controversy arising from conflicting claims of rights, but it guarantees me nothing. Only I, myself, can guarantee my rights by resorting to civil venues established by the consenting and mutual formation of government, or I can resort to a state of nature when faced with an unresponsive or oppressive government and take measures to protect my rights. Rights are not dependent upon law. The law does not create rights. Man creates law. Therefore, it may be claimed that man creates rights. If man can create rights then man can deprive rights. If man can do these things against the will of another man then that is tyranny. Tyranny and law are exclusive of one another. Where one exists the other does not. Law is the protection of life, liberty, and property, but not the origination or guarantee of them.
Those who whisper disparagingly my name as being a rabble rouser and nonconformist, while baptized in the blood of the innocent whose lives were taken by the collectivist, violent state, and who forego critical thought and autonomy in favor of being left alone by authority, will genuflect before their earthly master and swear to submit to idolatry. I say that not ONE of the naysayers have a modicum of courage or conviction; nary an inkling of principle; no concept of self; but instead are defined, regulated, ruled, and subject to despotism, tyranny, and evil. The only refuge of such people is ignorance, violence, and oppression. Yet, I live my life as I wish, obey no one, harm no one, and speak out audaciously, belligerently, vociferously, and confidently that cowardice and intimidation cannot prevail against courage and honest convictions. I prevail.
I believe that some, if not most, people either want or need an external authoritative source for maintaining order. If they so choose to submit to being governed by such authority, and also abdicate what responsibility they have for safeguarding their rights under such a system and in return consent to the oligarchy that will manifest by industrious and enterprising few who are adept at exploiting and capitalizing on the ignorance, greed, and prurient base motivators of the masses then that essentially constitutes consent.
However, for an industrious, enterprising, reasonable, moral, and responsible few who have no need for such a system; as it, by its very nature operates as a barrier and suppressor to the progress of mankind by those few, by appeasing and placating the wants of the many at the expense of the few, then the few should be allowed to live their lives unimpeded and unregulated, notwithstanding tortuous and criminal acts which result in harm or deprivation of other’s like-rights, and are thereby be free to enjoy to the fullest extent their liberty.
I believe that those few will exhibit and set a standard that others may aspire to, while others will simply tire at the thought of such exercise of industry and opt for servitude. Why should the independent, industrious people be conscripted to the stifling yoke of collectivism when they choose to carry a burden of their choosing and not of their assignment? I believe that I am one of those few who do not need, or want, the limits prescribed by man when I can excel if left to my own devices.
If I choose to engage the systems which are designed to equalize certain activities where a privilege or benefit is being derived, then I will submit to such regulation. In my thoughts, words, and actions I am sovereign, and myself, ultimately responsible.
I, living as one of those individuals who acts according to my will, have no need to justify through logic or law what I do. My actions are based on MY rules and guidelines. If my actions appear to conform to the mandates, laws, rules, and regulations promulgated by government, then that correlation does not find its origin with government, it just so happens to be in harmony with two sets of standards, mine being the origin and authority for the genesis of my actions. I do not act on prescribed morality, I act upon MY morality. Because government may have a set of rules that comport with my morality is not that government dictates my moral actions.
I do not submit to the judgment of the masses. I cannot be bound by the judgment of others when their morality may not be in harmony with my morality. If it is the way of the world that all of us are subject to arbitrary rule by a majority then I reserve my right to resist at all costs being forced to succumb to arbitrary rule.
If the people exercise their prerogative to not purchase from a market that does not cater to their needs then that market will suffer. Government intervention in the market does nothing besides foster protectionism, monopolies, costly regulation, and disincentives to true entrepreneurs. Government is the one benefitting economically, but more so thorough retaining power, by manipulating prices, labor, and competition. Our choices are limited by government, because only those who have demonstrated a willingness to cooperate with government regulation may have access to the government’s “human resources”.
Let me ask you, what if I did not elect that government? What if government’s concept of “good” does not comport with my concept of “good”. Government may legislate for the good of ITS people, that being, those who consent, engage, promote, and desire such government. But those who do not cannot be morally bound to obey or submit to such government. The question is, WHO determines what is good for who? Again, the argument boils down to being forced to submit to collectivism under the threat of force. I do not ask government to do anything for my good, or to undertake my responsibilities.
Tell me, if my actions are not based on MY rules and guidelines, can you tell me whose rules and guidelines I pattern my actions after when I peacefully interact with other human beings?
I fail to find in nature, in morality, in the law, where ordinary men who take an oath to no one and who’s only power and authority exists at the behest of men also exercising arbitrary power, where police have been blessed with the ability or power to determine who in-fact is good or bad, and then be morally and lawfully entrusted with the authority to treat them in a manner consistent with their adjudication.
Some men, who serve in the capacity of policemen, are good men; but it is always the person, and not the office, that does us harm. Police is just a mask, a persona. It is the people acting in that role that harm us and no amount of pomp or rhetoric can cast evil men in a noble light because they happen to wear a costume and carry a badge.
“Why didn’t you go to law school?”, I am asked. Let me tell you… After all the hours invested in reading and researching I chose to not invite a bunch of academic monkey trainers focused more on diplomatic confiscation of the rabble’s sweat equity through legal contrivances than actual justice, to pee in my pool of k…nowledge. It’s like asking a skilled surgeon, “Why don’t you stick your hands in a wood chipper?”
I have burned the flag, burned the Bible, and burned the Constitution. These things which are but anchors for the mind. They are not substance. My beliefs, opinions, and knowledge were left untouched, almost enhanced. I realized it is the convenient constructs which confine the mind from exploration and discovery of tr…uth in favor of comfortable illusions. If it is not to be found within, then sadly you are without.
I was asked, “By what right do you disobey the laws of this State?” By what right?! By the right that I existed before the State; antecedent to an army of prehensile proselytizers of sagacious hegemony supplanting my reason with notions of allegiance, patriotism, and subjugation to men and a tatter of cloth. My first c…oncept was that of self, of I. By that right, I need not disobey the State, but disavow it.
When society bears fruit, the seeds of mutual protection, commerce, knowledge, and peace are cast upon the fertile loam of mankind. Then the State, like a noxious weed, takes root in the minds of the intolerant where it chokes the soil with its wars, violence, control, and coerciveness. Tend to your garden. Your blood …and tears are not the impetus for Statism, they are the compost for freedom.
On this Memorial Day, it begs the question, when are the memories of the innocents revered? Is a memorial befitting only those garbed in the trappings of the State and drawing blood in support thereof? Is flesh and blood subordinate to political and imperial aspirations? If I must, in good conscience, find a perch with…in my mind for which to accept ,as right, any violent death, let it be for usurpers and tyrants.
Every bit of knowledge I perceive myself to acquire, or hope to acquire, through my experience in this life is preemptively eclipsed by the breadth and scope of my ignorance.
Mirrors are the way by which we view our person, conscience is the way by which we view our spirit, society is the way by which we view our humanity, and government is the way by which we shut our eyes.
I am beginning to believe that government is needed… but not necessarily that we need government. Anarchy calls for people of integrity, morals, conscience, and reason for mankind to flourish and let’s face it, most are not up to the task. Therefore, government is needed for some to be controlled, but should not be a…llowed to touch the lives of those who don’t require it’s crutch.
In the search for truth, it is not most important that one arrives at the answer, but rather be capable of comprehending the question.
Freedoms to not derive from texts, Bills of Rights, or Constitutions. Freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and freedom of deed are not the property of America. America was merely a place whereby a collective means of protecting such was acknowledged and embodied in political texts. Freedom belongs to all, regardless …of borders. Even though we may fail to exercise our own, we must respect those of others.
Where there is intentional harm to another – no right can exist.
I have a right to kill you. I have a right to steal from you. By contriving the requisite circumstances and framing a “legal” argument supported by “statutes”, I could “legally” take your life and worldly possessions. Such is the power of the State and its legislative machinations.
By abandoning everything I have been taught it became possible to possess everything I know.