posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:53 PM
Regardless of how I try to perceive the governing body, whether it be subjectively or objectively, I always end up at the same conclusion.
There are ethics and skills to be learned in a community. For example, a retailer isn't going to make money by being rude to their customers, so they
are courteous and polite. A good retailer will also know to be just a little bit cheeky too. I live and work within a system. This system has ethics
we follow to ensure a happy healthy relationship with our community. These ethics are governed, and called laws. Now here comes the question- Why are
these ethics governed? More specifically, why are we governed?
There are a variety of blatantly obvious reasons for this, but every single reason to be presented to this cause is short sighted and leads to
illogical justification and violates any rights I may have as a human being with free will.
When we think of the mafia we can imagine a cliched laundromat scenario. The laundromat proprietors are required to pay the mafia a protection fee. To
the laundromat it ensures safety from other gangs. However, the laundromat will learn through missing a payment that this is not actually the case.
Upon refusal to pay, their business is destroyed, and they are put into danger. Not from rival gangs, but from the Mafia. The protection fee's real
purpose was nothing more than a source of passive income for the mafia. This act has been labeled as extortion, and consider it wrong and criminal.
This is not unlike taxation. I am forced to pay money for services (whether I agree with those services or not is out of the question). This is not
only theft, but extortion too, as a refusal to pay this money results in the threat of unwarranted problems in life. Slander occurs against your name-
deemed unreliable to perform business with, and you are told to pay even more money. And that's only if you're lucky. Failure to succumb results in
your kidnapping, that is- to be jailed.
Now at this point in discussions with people that I am always blissfully reminded that the services that the governing bodies provide to us are
required. Without it society will fall apart. We would become a state run by intimidation, power and fear. This is how we are being run now, only we
have been conditioned with 'order' and thus we cannot see it. Likewise, it's at this point in discussions that people tend to step into a deeply
defensive mode, deny this without question and refuse to openly listen to anything else I may have to say on the topic. So keep up with me here. The
services offered by the governing body does not become void without the governing body. Obviously that would be a ridiculous notion. Think of some of
services the governing body offers. Healthcare, humanitarian aid, welfare, electricity, telecommunications, education, protection, etc. Did you notice
anything about the ones that I had listed? They have been and can be privatized and subsidized.
I, with free will and a strong sense of belonging in my community do not feel the need, nor do I understand the obligation to pool my money with
others into a large account to be divided up into services that are not actually personally required. Likewise, these services are available to me
should I choose otherwise.
That aside, a lot of this taxation money goes into the pockets of politicians to decide on my best interests. I'm pretty sure that I understand my
own best interests better than someone else. I normally act upon my best interests, as this is how I live. This is how you live. This is how
politicians live. My money, and your money get's invested, but we never get a cent of the returns. It pays to wage wars that not all off us want to
be involved in. It pays to support wars we don't even know about. It goes into projects, studies and developments that you may not care for. Space,
for example. It's vast and unknown. we all pour money into it. I've heard countless people in my lifetime say in response to a space related
discovery "that's great, but what's the point when we still have things to fix/discover down here?" Some may scoff at them and deem them ignorant,
but matter of the fact is that it's not in their best interests- so should it be forced upon them, and they should be allowed to allocate their own
money to something else that is in their own best interests.
Enough about the idea that taxation is ridiculous.
Argument for the government providing police and enforcement of laws. Policing is no different from a private security company. You call and they
come. If that's not good enough, we have all been told not to be a hero. Value your life, then call the police. This is music to the ears for someone
who wants something for nothing, and keeps police in employment. If everyone was encouraged to be a vigilante people would be less inclined to step
into a situation to provoke such a response (Obviously, this is speculative on my behalf, but seems like common sense in my opinion).
As for actual laws, I could talk to you about the tired old 'drug use is a personal choice' or how 'same-sex marriage should be legal'. Several
days ago I read a post here on ATS that pointed out how stupid the fact is that not wearing a seat-belt is an offense was ridiculous. None of these
laws should even be active, as they only concern those parties whom are actually involved. The only reason for these laws are for social engineering,
but that's blatant. What about normal laws? Well here's an example- Several weeks ago I was informed about a man who was imprisoned for scamming an
multinational bank. He wasn't in the wrong, it was the governing body's laws dictated it that way. He was on welfare with his partner, who were
struggling with their two toddlers. The welfare wasn't enough so he did what he could to survive. Now instead of paying for his welfare, we have a
broken home, we paid for his trial and are now paying for his imprisonment. We can all draw lines, talk about shades of gray and point fingers etc.
The matter of the fact is that laws should not have ever even been part of the equation. He scammed a multinational bank. This shows that there was a
problem with the banking system, not him. The bank should have employed him to help patch up problems he can see that others could, and forseeably are
using to scam them further. The bank, the family, and your pockets would have been better off. Every problem has a solution and does not need scribes
who call themselves lawyers to decipher books and notes to determine innocence or who get's punished.
I've had people who are indifferent to their freedom of choice tell me that if I don't like it, I can leave. This is not true. A bird that may fly
over imaginary borders at will, but unlike the bird, you were registered at birth- given a name, a number, and a certificate. To cross the imaginary
border, you must first pretend to acknowledge this imaginary border's existence, then prove that you are who you say you are with papers and numbers.
You need to justify why you want to be there, and pay for it with notes of imaginary value, paid for by exchanging your skills and time. Even once you
would get to the other side, you would have abandoned my family and friends, only to have the same issue. The best you could hope for is to move into
seclusion with a handful of like-minded people. There's a problem with that too. The current system's law will still not recognize you as living
outside of it, but only breaking it. If found, you will be brought back to society, charged with trespassing, squatting, tax evasion, building and
development without proper regulations or a permit, etc. Then of course you will be relentlessly questioned. After all- who would want to escape to
such remoteness unless running from something.
What I am generally getting at it that politics is largely obsolete and is more problematic than helpful.