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SOme people are, they state themselves as Freeman On The Land and live by common law only. There ar several running court cases where people are saying "no, I'm not paying taxes" or "no I'm not paying that parking fine" I've no idea how succsefull they're being, but I LOVE the idea!! There's a growing group of these people in the US and Canada. my hat is well and truly off for them
Originally posted by stereovoyaged
reply to post by Acidtastic
I agree, at what point in history was it decided that we need people to tell us how to live?? You are born in a Country, you didnt' ask to be born there, yet you have to pay thier taxes and live by their rules. What if somene just decided they wanted to do their own thing??
Originally posted by Sonya610
I think in part our technology has overtaken our brains ability to cope with it all emotionally.
Up until a century or two ago the world was small for many people, they did not have a constant rush of bad news from all over the world at any given moment. People were more focused on surviving, and far more intune with life and death, with the dramas of their own small world.
There is also a lack of coherent society in many countries, the basic standards and morals and close family ties have given way to multi-culturalism. That further fragments our world.
There were always nut cases, psychopaths, war and criminals, but I think the depression and hopeless is more common among the "average" people due in part to the reasons above. Could also be chemicals in our environment that contribute to this, but I think the changing world, flow of information, and isolation plays a big part in it.
[edit on 21-5-2009 by Sonya610]