Monday, June 06, 2016

From Here to Freedom

Say you no longer buy into a state-based system, or a system at all... how do you propose to get from the heavy-handed state system we currently live under to the freedom of no state? What institutions, if any, would have to exist for this to come about? Could this be done without great loss of the very life, liberty and property we seek to protect?

How does humanity get from here to freedom?

What steps must we take? There are those suggesting people simply remove themselves from the system. This doesn't seem like it would be very easy. Some suggest dismantling the system from within. This seems even less likely.

The system is set up to force you to participate. Maybe it wasn't originally, in all cases, but all authority will seek absolute power, as we now know. Every country has a system. The system is now designed to make it nearly impossible to be free from its influence. Attempts to break the grasp of the system result in direct violation of life, liberty and property. How do we free ourselves from this influence?

Should we accept that natural rights must be violated in order that the threats to them are removed? This seems counter-intuitive. Can freedom be obtained without risk? Nothing good comes without some risk to someone.

There would have to be some form of justice for violations of natural rights. Mob justice must be avoided, as it is often wrong and brutal. Paid private juries seem to almost imply impropriety, although it would probably be as good as what we have now in actual practice. Where you'll run into trouble, most likely, is in the interpretation of what is an actual violation of your life, liberty or property. If someone violates your life by killing you, if you have no one to stand and call for the jury, you'd be basically fair game. There would have to be some sort of common law not currently accepted to be in place.

Please excuse my ignorance. This is just a stream of consciousness post, so please excuse the lack of any actual form, as well. The mind searches itself at times when there is little time for preparing a proper course of action to engage in writing cohesively. Rarely is this time available for blogging, anyway.

After searching for an outline for this kind of transition, the mind is left with many questions, and a desire to posit them. There seem to be many saying, "This is the way it needs to be," without actually pointing out how to get there. That's where we need to start. What are the points on the grid that need to be plotted first to establish the plane upon which we wish to exist? Are we to just assume that the points will fill themselves in?

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