You want someone else to choose. You hope either the Tyrants go whole-hog, or that your countrymen will stand up for liberty.
That way the decision will be made for you. There’s no need to argue about whether that’s a good wish or bad, because that’s not the way it works. You are going to choose, whether you want to or not.
Not choosing is a choice. In this instance, passivity is a choice for Tyranny. Why? Simple…because that’s what happens if nobody chooses Liberty. You can say it’s someone else’s choice, and if enough people choose Liberty then you’ll also have it, but that too is not how it works. Sorry. You live the life you choose, and if you don’t stand up for that life, then someone else will claim ownership of it.
As we see.
This battle is about one thing, and one thing only. It doesn’t matter what you call it, or even how you imagine it. Word it any way you wish…it’s about whether each individual owns one’s self or not.
Ownership means nothing except socially. The question–the only question–is whether ownership builds up through the private ownership of private individuals, or whether it builds down by decree. How that decree comes to be, has nothing to do with anything. An interaction is either voluntary, or it isn’t. Every action you take is a consensual one, until someone forcefully stops you.
That’s it. There’s nothing else to it. The theory was that a rational government would serve to protect exactly that…the right of free individuals to interact as they choose, in the absence of thuggery. But it didn’t quite work out that way.
So that’s that. And now you choose. It’s not so much sides in a War, as it is how you will choose to live your life. When someone attacks, then it is a War and you do what you have to do to stay alive. But until that moment happens, your life is yours to live as you choose.
You cannot evade the choice–do you own you, or did you proxy it away? Abstaining proxies it away.
Choose life. Choose liberty. Choose happiness.