Early Morning Thoughts, April 9, 2019
Freedom of the Individual to Live His Own Life in Peace
I’m going to do a bit of class separation here. In life there appear to be two sets or classes of human lives. One class, the individual humans, simply want to be left alone and be allowed to live their lives in peace. Isn’t that a simple demand on life? Even the US government courts seem to have recognized this basic human right to be left alone by others.
“[The] right to be let alone – the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.” — Louis Brandeis, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 479 (1928)
The other set of humans, however, the rich and/or powerful individuals or groups in all countries, will invariably, maybe always, use their wealth and power to interfere with, and control the actions of others who are less rich and/or less powerful. Is this crazy, or not?
“There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters” ― Daniel Webster
But, if you ask these same controlling rich and powerful individuals (or groups) if they ever allow other humans (the non-rich and powerful, or even other rich and powerful) to interfere with their own actions or with their own lives, they will say ‘hell no’ and will usually respond to any outside interference with force and violence against the others who try to interfere with them. For example, ask the Rockefellers, or maybe the Rothschilds how they respond to attacks by others. It seems no one ever publicly asks them this question. I wonder why.
So, this mentality appears to be the reason why the rich and powerful build high walls to protect themselves, why there are organized gangs of rich and powerful, and why the rich and powerful form governments, religions, banks, and businesses – mainly to control others and to defend themselves from attacks by others. Screw the individual – we (the gang) are more powerful. If you want to live on our plantation, you will do things our way. If you want to use our money and our wealth, you will do things our way.
Unfortunately for the majority of mankind, the rich and powerful appear to only see manipulation, fraud, and ultimately force and violence as the means to an end in which they, the rich and powerful, continue to be ‘the winners.’ This is the basis of the ‘zero-sum’ game, a game in which there are winners and losers. To these largely human sociopaths, there is never a win-win solution to life’s problems – it is always win-lose. They win, you lose. It’s a two class mentality. Good grief.
Interestingly enough, there are fights and wars between the various gangs, and one gang sometimes loses to other gangs or to the individuals who have challenged the gang’s power. But, this two class gang mentality has been with mankind for a long time, and may remain around for a lot more time. Who knows for certain? I’d like to think humans are maturing as an animal species, but I do have my doubts. And yes, upon inspection, it does appear evident the last thing the organized gangs want to have happen is to have an educated and thinking set of human individuals that will challenge the gang’s self anointed rule over others. So, the gangs try to keep the individuals dumbed down, in poor health, and powerless to defend themselves from attacks by others. That’s the gang mentality.
And this gets us into government (or religious) secret or even open controls of the people, government monitoring of the people, police brutality used against the people, government control over the education of the people, government control over the health and welfare of the people, government controlled censorship of the people, etc. Basically it is the communist mentality – it’s either our way, or it’s the highway. For those of you who still believe that socialism and/or communism are answers to life’s problems, I would ask that you look at the question again.
Look at the Palestinians. Look at the Americans. Look at the Germans. Look at the Brits. All of these people are controlled by the rich and powerful gangs, and while the common people are being lied to and deceived on a daily basis by the rich and powerful, they live their lives in servitude to the gangs. Sad commentary on the human condition, eh? Fortunately, some humans are seeing through the maze of controls being imposed on them.
This may help explain why in recent years I have become an anarchist. I just want clarity in life – no more secrets or B.S. and no more forced relationships with big and powerful gangs – just truth, open honesty, and peaceful interactions with others. I want to be left alone by all of the powerful, deceit ridden and organized gangs in life. I’m not their chess pawn. I’m an adult human. Given freedom and opportunity to do my own thing, I can handle my own life’s challenges. I’ll do what I want to do, and voluntarily join the groups I want to join, and will resist all forced and violent relationships with others.
Isn’t that what we all want? Tell me the truth.