Does it make sense to play by the rules when the rules no longer apply? Well, when they only apply to you?
If you own a car, you are forced to “cover” it with an insurance policy that costs what you’d never freely pay – and what the insurance mafia could never get away with charging – if you were free to say no this “coverage.”
Many people do say no to it. They are too poor to afford it and just drive, sans the “coverage.”
And they “get away” with it.
Nothing is done to them because they have nothing more for the government – which promulgates the rules – to take. Perhaps their car, but if they are poor (or smart) it is probably a beater and they can just go out and buy another car – with the money they didn’t spend on a piece of paper (i.e., the “policy”).
Some aren’t here legally and have also said no to the driver’s license – the government ID card, really – that rule-abiders are also forced to get and carry (as well as pay for) according to the rules of the game.
The system doesn’t care much about such people because there is no money in them. It is rare for them to be kept in jail because that would be a liability rather than an asset. And the government – despite what is said about its book-keeping competence – knows all about profit and loss.
If the unlicensed, “undocumented” and uninsured driver doesn’t cause any harm then no one is harmed and there is no problem – or shouldn’t be. Well, morally. It is a strange thing indeed that some people have a problem with people who’ve not caused any harm and desire to harm them for it, legally.
It is the unappetizing fact that the licensed, documented and forcibly “covered” driver who causes no harm to anyone is harmed – by being made to pay for harms he hasn’t caused.
Over and over again. To the tune of many thousands of dollars. Money that could have been used to pay off the car or fix the car or buy a new car. Or buy food. Many things of tangible more value than a piece of paper (i.e., a “policy”).
The rule-abiding are made to pay for the harms they haven’t caused by people who cause immense harm to all, by threatening them with it, constantly. And applying it, frequently.
These people don’t play by the rules, themselves. They exempt themselves from their own rules, such as – most glaringly – their orders to us – the rule-abiders – to commit economic seppuku by “locking” ourselves “down” while declaring themselves and their economic well-being “essential.”
Of course, it is difficult for us rule-abiders to stop playing by the rules when we know the rules can be applied . . . to us. It is risky to drive around without government ID – a “license” – and a piece of paper that shows you were a good obedient serf and paid for the “coverage” you would’t have bought – were you free not to buy it – when you have a job or car that’s worth anything or money they can seize, directly or indirectly (as via fines that can be turned over to a collections agency).
But the rules are on the verge of changing – because the wheels are on the verge of coming off. The system is rapidly losing – has arguably already lost – the moral authority necessary for general rule-abiding. Why should we play along when they do not?
The laws are arbitrary and selectively applied. Only a fool respects them when he doesn’t absolutely have to (as when there is am immediate threat of repercussions for not respecting them). As for example the various “mask” rules – which the “mask” rule orderers selectively obeyed, themselves.
Mock the “masks,” then. Many did. Wear sheer women’s panty hose, for instance. Or show the nose – to show contempt.
The first and arguable critical blow is to shatter respect for rules that are unjust, applied arbitrarily and enforced selectively. If it lands, such a blow can stagger the very foundation of not just a particular rule but the general class of unjust, arbitrary and selectively enforced rules.
Many of us do this already, every time we drive – by driving as fast as we can “get away” with, regardless of the rule that we drive this fast and no faster. We do so because we know the rule is arbitrary, selectively enforced and enforced by those who ignore the very rules they enforce – by driving faster than the rules say anyone may.
Perhaps you notice a pattern . . .
Insurance isn’t a vile thing in its essence. But it becomes an evil thing when it is forcibly imposed. Because it is evil to harm people who’ve not harmed people – and that is the essence of what forcing people to pay for “coverage” (or anything else) is.
The evil compounds by dint of the forcing – because when you are forced to buy, the seller can charge what he likes.
And so, they do.
But how to “get away” with not playing by these rules? One way – a legal way – is to drive as value-less a car as you can get away with – and pay not a cent more than the rules say you must. Or get a scooter/moped – which in some areas you are not required to get a government ID card (“license”) to operate or “cover.”
Or – and the time is nigh – summon your inner Nancy Reagan and just say no.
Or rather, say nothing at all. Just kind of fade into the background. Stop playing the fixed game and adhering to rules that apply – hard – only to those foolish enough to still playing by them.
They can “get” some of us. But they can’t get all of us.
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