First breaking story of 2016: Interfering with others doesn’t pay.
Name an obligation that you have, that you don’t of your own free will believe to be an obligation. Take as long as you wish. One will do.
There are none, are there? Yet you’re convinced that most every other person alive has obligations, whether they believe them to be obligations or not, don’t you?
Looks like a contradiction; better check the premises.
It’s easy to see how evil always comes from individuals, but most people believe the good comes from somewhere else. We are chained by our fallibility and original sin.
No wonder it’s a tough challenge to choose the good in the face of so much evil. It’s not within our choices, so this theory goes.
But maybe that’s false. Maybe they both come from the same place.
It’s now official. The United States Government, through its highest court, has explicitly and unambiguously declared that Rule of Law is out. The exact words—“In this instance, the context and structure of the Act compel us to depart from what would otherwise be the most natural reading of the pertinent statutory phrase…”
That’s simple and clear. Rule of Law is no more in this country, and nobody should fool themselves into thinking otherwise. The first thing to notice is that your life didn’t suddenly change. You’re doing what you normally do on a day like today, and one of history’s most far-reaching legal decisions had no affect on you whatsoever. That’s because your life is yours, not theirs.
So now what? So now you live as you always were, as a free willful person. The only difference is that now you don’t have to pretend that the Law rules over you. The Supreme Court said so today—it doesn’t. Of course some of us understood that all along, but now it’s out in the open and even those who pretend to be your legal masters, admit that they’re not. They are, and only could be, your physical masters.
That part doesn’t change. They still want to be your physical masters, but at least you don’t have to pretend there’s any lawful authority behind it. There never was any authority behind it—“Power only becomes authority with the sanction of the victim.”
So not much has changed, except the pretension…theirs and yours. You still get to live your life as you choose, and they still get to try and stop you.
Step Two? Don’t let them. You no longer have any excuse to pretend that it might be proper to rule over you, or enslave you, or steal your earnings. Your happiness is yours to achieve, and the responsibility for that falls upon you. It always did as a matter of fact, but most people wouldn’t admit it. Probably, most people still won’t. That doesn’t matter; what matters is that you do own yourself and your life is going to be whatever you make of it. Make it good.
You heard it here first. Your complicity in all of this will eat you from the inside out, to the exact degree it’s deserved. When that complicity becomes too unbearable for too many people, then it will end. Until then, it will only get worse. OTOH…
“If you always do good, then it will always work out for the best, even when it’s bad.”
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.