The writings of Kent McManigal. Just about everything I write from my hard-core libertarian/anarchist perspective will end up here. I also write a weekly column for the Clovis News Journal, as well as sporadic columns elsewhere. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Why do I have a tendency to ignore "laws"? I am not a disagreeable person. The problem is that I can't ignore reality in order to obey "laws".
Your "laws" can't override my knowledge and common sense.
"Fire ban"? It just rained a huge amount- everything is drenched.
"No guns"? Do you really think murderers and robbers will obey that?
Sorry, but my need to look to someone as "authority" goes away as soon as that "authority" demands I do something that goes against what I know is the right thing to do. I defer to (actual) authority, and I tend to ignore "authority". You can tell the difference by the way they act.
Authority gives advice, helps you if you ask, and isn't stupid. These are the leaders.
"Authority" makes demands, shoves you around, and is so stupid you wonder how they remember to breathe. These are the Rulers. You know, like Bloomie.
That means their "laws" make no sense, and obeying them makes even less. Why do something that goes against reality?