IT’s not like there’s a party to vote for that makes this a major point of contention.
Nor would that work anyway. There are no political solutions. There are only individual solutions. If history teaches us anything it is that power always corrupts those who want it to keep it.
But everyone has the ability to take power from anyone else without force or coercion. It is called ostracism. Simply ignore the immaterial figureheads and do and think the opposite of what they tell you to.
You will never go wrong with that approach…but take measures to protect yourself because bullies don’t like being ignored.
Power only works when people submit to it. Taking it by force never has any lasting effect because there will always be someone else in the ready to try and take it for themselves.
Lifty, let me pose a question to this idea. What if said individual thought the government telling him or her that they were not allowed to grow, smoke or sell pot was stupid. By your line of thinking a person rebelling would grow smoke and sell thier pot. BUT do you do it right out in the open? In secret? Do you not do it at all? What if the cops show up to your place and tell you you violated thier laws? You ignore them and say come get me?
Tough question, I keep asking myself this all the time. The truth is I do not know what I would do. I have a family that I do not want to sacrifice just because of my political ideology but at the same time I also considered my self a principled individual.
I consider myself a free person and as such I have only one responsibility: to accept the consequences of my actions. This does not mean I will not try and assert with integrity the rightness of my actions. Of course, this does little good from inside a prison cell.
I have a feeling the entire system is going to come crashing down without any revolutionary activity from the masses just because of the stupid mistakes our government keeps making. Hopefully, I can hold out getting arrested in the meantime.