Tuesday, December 04, 2012
There has to be a balance somewhere.
You need to be aware that the US government is capricious and evil. You need to know that it can and will arbitrarily strand you far from home (after allowing you to leave its "borders"), and then, just maybe, "graciously" allow you to go home again- after a period of letting you sweat.
You need to be aware that cops will kidnap and murder you for doing things that are perfectly ethical. Like carrying a gun or growing plants.
You need to be prepared for the fact that government goons can destroy your business for any number of sketchy "reasons"- that they can steal your home, car, and even your kids.
However, there have always been bad guys and there always will be- these are just the primary ones who happen to inflict this spot on the Earth at this time in history. They aren't special.
You can't let these worthless parasites take away your joy in living. That's what they would really like, and there's no point in handing them that trophy.
However, it isn't safe to ignore them or pretend they aren't the bad guys.
So what do you do?
I'd say, be aware, just don't obsess over them. Stay balanced. Find balance. For every disgusting act of State that enrages you, find something beautiful to balance it out. Live as free as you can in spite of the goons and their "laws". Love deeply if you have the opportunity. Laugh as often as you can.
And keep in mind that there will always be evil thugs who will try to destroy your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness- even in Libertopia. Don't put them on a pedestal when their proper setting is the sewer.