03-22-2017, 07:03 PM
And here we see the practical virtues of closely-knit community. If like-minded people would establish such communities, after the first few such CPS agents left in body bags, we would see a quantum shift in government's habits of treading. Whether for the better... that would remain to be seen.
We live in Empire, which is by its nature predatory. Empire inflames the inner predatory instincts of men in a morbid manner. Empire life is of a nature that similarly inflames the greed instinct far beyond its normal and healthy range of expression. Simple outer life inspires peaceable inner life, on the average. IMO, the complexities of Empire life drives human desire. Monument drives it. People see these huge contrivances of man and are inevitably driven to disrespect of their fellows for the sake of realizing their own grand vision. The greater out abilities to render great monuments into reality, the more drive we become on the average to want more of it and the less we are disposed to respect our fellows because we want what we want with so much suchness.
We do not see this sort of thing, generally speaking, in tribal anarchic societies. There are exceptions - warlike tribes, but they seem to be a distinct minority. It seems very plausible to me that the over-stimulation of a man in these ways tends to result in the degradation of regard for one's fellows for the sake of those desires he would never be able to realize on his own. Therefore, he becomes willing to disregard the rights of his fellows for the sake of the collective agency that can realize his desires. This is, so far as I can tell, the basis of nearly all the "social" woes of Empire cultures since Sumer. It's a very simple scenario, actually. People become addicted to monument and achievement to such a morbid degree that they no longer care what others want. Beyond a threshold, the momentum of the mentality takes on a life of its own and all of a sudden disrespect of self and others becomes normalized to such an extent that those who do not get on the bandwagon become legitimized outcasts... at first. Eventually, they become criminalized and the next thing you know, its open season on them. This is the very pattern I have observed devolving over the course of my lifetime, the rate of advance having greatly accelerated since the world came to an end on 9/11/2001... and it did come to an end; it's just that most people have been unable or unwilling to see or accept this curious tidbit.
Monument has driven endless greed, and Empire is all about monument. Empire came to us courtesy of the people of the middle-east, whose patriarchal filth has spread worldwide like a plague that now infects every crack and crevice of the earth. But I degress.
Empire is fact, as is the likelihood that it will not be disappearing any time soon, if ever. Therefore, it perhaps behooves us to optimize freedom in the context of a social architecture that is inherently inimical to it. This would seem to suggest a path toward a sort of neo-feudalism in the face of ever more stridently violent and intrusive Empire such that these small and closely knit communities evolve such attitudes and practice that enable them to hold at arm's length those who would otherwise engage in actions such as that captioned in the OP.