I like Mafia movies; principally, because it’s just a form of alternative government and indoctrinated people make meaningless distinctions about it.
Everybody pays for government.
‘Mercan fanboys and girls say stupid shit like, in making bad distinctions: “it’s a protection racket.” Well, what do you think the fucking US Feds are—with their endless election spectacles—dumb shit? They’re objective, not for hire? Laf. The POTUS commands the highest payoffs in the history of planet earth.
Oh, I know: you live in a particular paradigm, resting on a set of assumptions. You learned it, were indoctrinated with it; and as such, mount resistance to any other paradigms upon which alternative sets of assumptions rest that are scary different from your assumptions.
Let me tell you my working assumptions:
- I have my own moral code
- I recognize that others have theirs
- I eschew forcing anyone, but I’d be delighted to blow brains on the wall should those others engineer to impose their sets of assumptions or corollary paradigms on me
- Don’t want to be locked up
- I like to trade, where something I want less goes for something they want want less too, but each wants what the other holds, more
That’s pretty much it, but you ought pay for protection if you’re not isolated, and what fun is there in being isolated? Conundrum.
For me, owing to the logical conclusions of my assumptions, much “bribery” is pretty moral. Let’s say a zoning commission stands in the way of you developing your property as you like. Pay them off, develop it. Win win.
…Or, because of some particular sort of social-political activism—where people waste their time trying to move society—suddenly, you find your business model that contemplates voluntary trade between you and the customers you cultivate in jeopardy because someone or a group has out-bid you in terms of payoffs, favors, political swag.
…So, imagine what you might be able to do if you moved to some island in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, whatever—or many places in south America on the continental beach. Imagine that for some Jacksons hand-to-hand, now & then, a Benjamin now & then—along with invites to your parties as notable guests—you could enjoy not only freedom to go about your peaceful affairs, but actual solid protection, the best money can buy?
But no, you want to CHANGE THE SYSTEM! Well, you’re not much on balance sheets or P&Ls, are you?
Listen: Unless you’re into the mega-millions here in the Good ‘ol USA, you have been priced out of the market for ‘freedom.’ Don’t buy into that fucktarded DEMOCRACY!!! shtick, where you spend your entire life agitating for what you will never, ever see. The only ones who see what they want in “The Land of the Free,” anymore, are those who can pay to play. Do you imagine that the Corp executives of the 100 largest companies in America agitate about politics? No. They have a concern, they make a phone call, money flows, they typically get results. The only risk they really face is getting too exuberant or well known, because then they become a target for a takedown, just so everyone “knows” that what’s always in play, is never in play.
Free the Animal means assessing the landscape. If its unsuitable for survival and well being and happiness, migrate to where it can be.
Only the human animal will spend its entire life—wasting it—on trying to change the minds of others, their sets of assumptions, their paradigms, how it shakes out and most importantly: the market over your personal agents of force.
…This is why I simply hurl insults, and typically eschew long winded philosophical essays. But in the end, I just like grabbing an idea and see what I can write about it.