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being ungovernable is the only basis for just government
unless you can say "no," there is no such thing as "consent"
because that and ONLY that provides the basis for participation in just governance.
everything else is just a negotiation about how and by whom you will be coerced.
a just government derives its power from the consent of the governed.
if you cannot say “no”, then you cannot in any meaningful fashion consent to any form of social order.
if you cannot make yourself ungovernable, then you cannot say “no” to governmental as a free choice.
thus, any government to which one cannot say “no” cannot be consented to. that’s coercion. you are a subject, not a citizen.
therefore, no such government is just.
and every human has a right to remove an unjust government and replace it with one better suited to their pursuit of happiness.
if you doubt any of this, try a thought experiment:
replace “governed” with “sexual intercourse” and “government” with “grizzly bear.” see how you feel about the role of consent and justice. imagine a large ursus arctos horribilis that wishes to mate with you and will kidnap or kill you if you refuse this demand.
is this a situation in which you feel able to determine and grant your free consent of your own volition and in accordance with your wishes?
does the power here seem justly derived?
even if the bear sometimes protected you from harm or from others that sought to injure you, would that justify this license or render this taking “consensual sex”? or might you wish to be “ungovernable” in the sense of really, truly being able to say no and have it respected?
the bear may even think it loves you. so? does that make it any less an abusive relationship?
in the end, will you trust your life and safety and self-determination to “always having nice kinds of ursidae in charge?”
because any state to which you cannot say no will inevitably evolve into a predatory bear. (or a donkey. or an elephant…)
we do not need these regimes to be free people.
it is time to renew this social contract and remind those seeking to dominate and manipulate we the people that our rights stand paramount to their narcissism and grand designs.
the proper role of government is to defend the inalienable prerogative of peaceful people to non-interference.
this remit applies to predation by other individuals and (and especially) to encroachment by government itself.
the state exists to provide us with self-determination.
it is NOT instantiated to produce ever more convoluted aggregation fallacies about the “common good” and to force them upon the populace “for its own betterment.”
just government is never an exogenous ruler but rather the embodiment and protector of the individual agency of the people and the ultimate check on such a system always resides with the citizens not with leviathan.
slippery appeals to utilitarianism are everywhere and always the fodder of fools and the alibis of tyrants.
no such “common good” exists in any measurable or empirical sense. claims to serve it represent the biggest of the big lies.
the general welfare is never known nor knowable.
bite any hand that tries to feed you that line of steaming bull excrement.
only when each and all are free to seek their own happiness can we maximize human flourishing.
and that everywhere and always requires each and all to be able to utter that simple syllable of freedom:
this is the marrow of ungovernability and thus the essence of just social systems.
cultivate this ability.
if you find places where you cannot respond in the negative, change them. rise against them. pull down the structures that support them.
“because i don’t want to” is always enough reason. always.
freedom lies in self reliance, not in permission.
anyone who claims otherwise is selling something you do NOT want to buy…