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To Vote is to Be Ruled: Voting, and why it is NOT a choice (part 4)

An Authority, like the Government–the State–by its very definition exists to compel, absent argument or reason, obedience. And it is so important to understand this. For if a reason was required in order for the State to exercise its power to force compliance, then its very nature–its very existence–would be contradicted.  And I don’t mean a “reason”, like “do it because I said so”, or “because it’s in God’s Word” (which is a make-believe thing), or “because I’ll beat the shit out of you if you don’t”.  I mean an actual reason; an explanation that appeals to rational consistency (i.e. Truth) in order to convince someone of something because it is in their own interest, both practical and existential (which are corollary), to agree with it and to choose it.

And “in one’s own interest” is the only rational reason one can be convinced of anything–for no one has a frame of reference “outside” themselves, and thus, they have no frame of reference for anything but their own interest. So from this you can see just why the State simply cannot give a reason for the exercising of its power to compel.  Because “power to compel” and “the interest of one’s (the Individual’s) self” are mutually exclusive.

Authority is not an option; it’s not a suggestion; it’s not a guideline.  It’s force, period.  And force is violence, period.  And using violence to compel a person to act is absolutely contradictory to that person’s self-interest, period.  Always.

Now, naturally when I say “always” I am not referring to the innocent defending themselves from people who are clearly and imminently violating them; from evil people who by their own violence have rejected their own individuality and thus their own relevancy and value and purpose for existence. My argument here is that evil people–people violating others–cannot be forced to act (violently coerced) because they are not people for as long as they accept that they may and do seek to destroy human beings.  These evil, violent men and women are not Individuals, by their own assumptions and presuppositions…that is, by their own ideas! They are forces of nature.  And in the same way as you are forced to deal with attacking wolves and biting snakes you are forced take steps to deal with these assholes. You see, because their evil forces you to react to them, in ways which often, and preferably, mean their destruction, it cannot be claimed that one who acts to protect his person and property is making an immoral choice…that is, is violating THEM.  You cannot ascribe a moral value to a necessary fact of one’s life: that one must live.  To refuse to defend one’s self and his or her property (or family) because one doesn’t want to do violence against another “human being” is a violation of reason, and thus morality and truth itself. To ascribe to the violent man the same existential definition of “self” as you would the man of peace and compassion is itself a violent act, violating the very fabric of love which allows for human beings to effect their humanity upon the world and upon others.  In short, it succumbs to evil as though surrendering to hell turns it into heaven.

Finally, it is an interesting thing to note that violent attackers violate the primary ethic of Self, or Self-ness, and in doing so they, in fact, and I mean at the most fundamental ontological level, murder themselves, not others.  The true victims of their evil are them, and for themselves it is hell that they must necessarily reap in this world and the next.

And the innocent have every right in creation to take them there.

To Vote is to Be Ruled: Voting, and why it is NOT Choice (Part 3)

(NOTE: I’m sure those of you who happen to read here notice that this is part three of a two part series.  Well…naturally, that makes no sense, so I have decided that it’s not longer a two-part series, but a series of indefinite parts.  Suffice to say that realized that I have much more to to contribute to this particular topic than I originally thought, so I am forced to extend it.  Thanks for your patience and flexibility.  Also, if you’ve not done so, please go back and read parts one and two, under a different title (more wordy): “You Vote Not for a Candidate, You Accept the Rule of the State: Voting, and why it is NOT choice”.)

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A choice you are forced to make which subordinates you to an Authority–which by its very nature and the by the purpose for which it was established in the first place, assumes the right to compel your behavior without your consent–is not actually a choice.  It is the opposite of choice.  It is YOU, submitted to another against your will.  The fact that you can choose your overlord by a vote is besides the point.  Once you accept that the means of social organization is “legal” violence to compel “moral” outcomes (where morality and legal obedience have become corollary, which is utterly despotic) no matter how benevolent and/or productive those outcomes may be, you have rejected the idea that you really choose anything.  Whatever “choices” you make can only occur according to what the established authority will allow…which makes your choice nothing more than a direct function of the will of the Authority.  And if your choice is a function of another’s choice, which is what this means, then you don’t really have any choice at all.

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When the outcome of a free choice is implemented specifically through submission to an determining Authority–established precisely to compel you into a subjective moral obligation through violence–then its not a choice.  Its a rational contradiction, and as such it cannot be practically realized.  It simply cannot.  You cannot implement in reality an idea that contradicts itself conceptually (rationally).  For example, cannot establish a free autocracy.  You cannot volunteer to be enslaved.  You cannot make a metal door out of wood.  Man’s ability to know anything about objective reality, and then to manipulate it to his own purposes, depends upon him not contradicting the terms by which he organizes it conceptually. Man’s conceptualizing faculty and objective reality are NOT mutually exclusive, and cannot effectively nor rationally be made distinct.  Because what man cannot conceptually organize he cannot observe.  And this I understand is not an intuitive notion, nevertheless, what man cannot say IS, because it both IS and IS NOT (e.g. it is blue but is simultaneously red; it is flying but is  simultaneously walking) he cannot identify as anything except a nullification of itself…as a VOID.  As a NOT.  And what is NOT, cannot exist.  And if it cannot exist it cannot be known, and therefore it cannot be established.

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Disobedience to an Authority, due to the very nature of Authority, is not allowed.  This is precisely because IT IS AUTHORITY.  And I know what some of you are thinking, so I will address it now.  Submitting oneself to an entity which exists singularly upon the premise that man must be governed–which means he must be compelled by force into moral behavior because his nature will not allow him to effectively survive according his own unfettered will alone–is not the same thing as engaging in a voluntary contract with another person, where both parties are obligated to the terms, as necessary to the rational definition of a mutually beneficial exchange of value, or “voluntarism”, which is the only rational and legitimate ethic that exists, I submit.  For if the parties involved do not fulfill their contractual obligations then no exchange of value has occurred, by definition, and thus the contract is void, and the remiss party or parties are guilty of violating not the “law”, and not even the contract itself, but their fellow manthat by which the contract has any meaning, purpose, or value in the first place.  And this is an actual violation of morality, as opposed to merely a legal one.  And a legal one is not actually immoral because it is not the law nor the authority which grants man his moral value, but man which grants moral value, or any value, or any relevancy, to anything, including the law.  It is man which is the moral reference.  Not the law, not the contract, and not Authority.

Additionally, a governing authority by its very nature and purpose declares that man is not capable, by his own nature, of defining the terms of such a contract in the first place.  Because he is at his very root depraved, and incapable of truly living according to voluntary interaction (because this necessitates an ability to truly define and then willfully implement moral standards, which man doesn’t posses), then he cannot actually agree to a contract.  He must have “contracts” forced upon him by an authority which may use violence against him should he refuse them.  Which he will, because it’s his nature, which is why the authority exists in the first place.

An authority like the State exists solely and in every case to force compliance to the abstract moral standard, the “law”.  And man is by nature is antithetical to this standard…he does not by his nature bring anything of any worth to it at all…and this because he exhibits willful behavior, which his utterly insufficient (depraved) nature demands he use to reject the law, not to promote or obey it.  And this is why man must be violently compelled into obedience.  In other words, the reason man must be governed is precisely because he cannot actually obey the moral standard, the law, at all.  By nature.  He therefore must be sacrificed to it…and not only because he cannot obey it, but because it, not man, is that from which “goodness” flows…as it, not man, is the moral standard.  IT gives goodness to man, not the other way around.  And IT, being absolute goodness, and therefore absolutely true, and therefore absolutely efficacious, must consume everything around it. And it is the job of the Authority to make this happen.  It is the job of those who must exist as the practical, willful conscience of the Law–the Law incarnate–to compel integration.  Which, practically speaking, means that those in authority are not looking at you as one to whom they must give respect, or one whose interests they serve.  On the contrary, by the very nature of authority, the relationship is precisely the opposite.  You shall serve them, as they, as far as you are concerned, are the law to which you are obligated to make absolute sacrifice.  And this being the case, your choice is besides the point.  Which makes voting nothing more than a ritual designed to assure your obedience by giving you the impression that you somehow possess autonomy.  It plays to your naturally depraved and thoroughly false sense of individual identity while conditioning in you instinctive obedience.

It begs admiration as brilliant, in a Machiavellian kind of way.

Part 4 next. Stay tuned.

 

The Governing of Man Says Everything About His Nature

Ask yourself why we assume government is the superior social system. Of course, we already know the answer: because left on its own, mankind dissolves into an orgy of sin.

This is not some trite or casual observation. This admission is a PROFOUND metaphysical statement, with ramifications affecting every ounce of human existence. So, before we make such a claim, wisdom demands that we fully examine and fully understand what it is we are declaring.

The root of the issue is this:

Does man need governing?

To argue that the efficacy of human existence is only truly realized–or maximally realized–when man is forced by government into morality is to argue that man is, on his own, by the choice and free will endemic to him, inadequate to existence.

Once this is accepted, tyranny and death must inevitably follow.  Because if man is Able, then governing him is a contradiction to his existence, and this will be manifest by his sacrifice to the State.  If he is Unable, then his existence is an oxymoron and we must concede that he should be sacrificed to the State.

One small problem:

The government is run by man. So now what?

The only resolution to the contradiction is to reject the underlying metaphysical assumption. Man is not Unable; He is Able. Man then does not need governing; he needs NOT to be governed. Man’s Will and Choice and Self-awareness are not an abberation or a distortion of nature, they are the means by which he truly LIVES.