All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing
America and much of the Western world is drowning in laws, lawsuits, and endless red tape.
Everyone knows it, but almost no one is doing anything about it. As laws get more and more plentiful they strangle our freedom of choice. They strangle our ability to be human. It is a never ending process. Some tragic event will happen and good intentioned people will try to “fix it” by passing new laws. By creating more bureaucratic procedures.
The human mind is an awesome tool but it needs freedom to function properly.
If your job was to come up with a set of procedures to keep airports safe you might conclude that a passenger, who sets off the metal detector and is waiting for a pat down, is approached and makes contact with another passenger who has already passed through screening, they might be passing an explosive device or a weapon between them. The person who had already cleared the screening could get a hand-off from the person waiting to be searched. This could be a serious problem. If the passenger getting the potential hand-off is uncooperative when approached then you have a potentially serious situation. So you might put something in the procedure manual to deal with this situation. Crack down. Lock down the airport if you have to.
But what if the passenger getting the hand-off is a 4-year-old girl hugging her grandmother?
Then I guess you warn the crying “uncooperative suspect” and yell at the grandmother. “We are going to shut down the airport if you don’t grab her” That’ll solve everything. I feel so much safer now.
But these guys are just following procedures. If they don’t they could get fired. And then they have no job and no way to feed the kids back home. What to do?
When we hear about TSA agents harassing passengers it is easier to just think about ourselves. To think that we will just follow the rules so we can make it to our flight on time. We will show up early, take our shoes off and let them pat us down.
When we see countless other examples of inefficiency and bureaucratic bullshit we just adapt. Humans are good at that. And a frog in a pot of water can adapt to the increasing temperature too. That is until he is dead!
It is easy to turn the other way. It is hard to do something. How do we as individuals stand up against TSA agents when we just want to get on with our lives. Who wants to deal with that shit?
How do you “fix” the IRS, which has the power to seize your property, freeze your accounts, and soon maybe even seize your passport? A system that is so vast that no one can really understand it.
How do we keep from being the ones who do nothing while evil is triumphing.
Here’s an answer:
Turn your back. Leave. The system cannot exist without your willing participation.
You can do something without having to put yourself at risk. In fact you can actually mitigate your risks and have fun, save money, diversify your assets, prepare for the future and not be the “good man doing nothing”
By leaving you cast a vote that says I’m not going to take it. You don’t have to leave permanently either. Once you have a place, in Panama for example, paid for and growing fruit. Once you have a foreign bank account, you have access to a world of opportunities. Once you have some savings in precious metals, you can live in the US with a greater sense of freedom.
You leave by physically leaving the country and you can also “leave” by becoming more resilient. You can turn your back on impersonal, corrupt systems by becoming more self-reliant. By no longer needing them. If you were to live completely self-sufficiently you would not need to earn any money. And guess what…You wouldn’t owe any taxes either.
How else can you turn you back on the system? What are your thoughts?
If you want some fuel for your mental fire try reading The Death of Common Sense, by Philip Howard. It is guaranteed to piss you off, and very possibly inspire you to make some changes.
Have a great day!