Friday, January 13, 2012

A Twisted Sense of Morality

These days it seems we have confused morality with law.

If it is legal, then it is ok to do... right?

Laws are generally written by those who stand to benefit from them. Therefore, what is legal or illegal will always be skewed by whomever makes up the ruling class. It's illegal for two people who love each other to get married, (marriage shouldn't be government sanctioned in the first place - separation of church & state, people!) yet it's completely legal for an insurance company to steal from its clients.

Yes. Steal. Hiding behind "policies" doesn't make it any less stealing. In fact the only reason we don't call it theft is because it is considered legal. Another example is companies working a clause into all contracts that takes away a person's right to sue that company. That's called bullying and it isn't an acceptable policy... and we shouldn't be supporting it.

We live in a society where it is legal for the rich to steal from the poor, a person can (and will) be denied basic needs like shelter and medical care because of whether they work a job or have insurance, and we are helpless to teach our children anything different unless we completely remove them from society (which, incidentally, is illegal according to society, as children are legally required to attend some type of government sanctioned schooling.)

Our ability to be self-sufficient is becoming less and less legal, there is absolutely no where you can go in the world if you wish to be a non-citizen of any country and live outside of an economic system. There are places you could disappear to, but not from a legal standpoint.

So it is legal to steal, under certain conditions, legal to kill, under certain conditions, but illegal to marry whom you choose and illegal to live how you choose, even though it causes no harm to anyone else?

It's legal to viciously protest at a private funeral yet a peaceful protest against something which harms the common man can be met with police action?

It is clear that laws benefit those in power and if they harm the common man, it isn't a concern of those in power.

Every day millions of people go to work and on behalf of companies that cause great harm within the world. Lies are perpetuated, resources are squandered, the common man is harmed by the actions of the powerful, even as it is the common man who is often forced to carry out those actions. Those people are bound to do so by laws and a system that are against anyone who disavows the status quo.

It doesn't matter whether the "system" is broken or not...there shouldn't be a system in the first place.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,[note 1] promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

These were the wishes of our forefathers. These are their words. Sadly, we lack everything they strove to create. We are not united, we have no justice, we have no tranquility, rather than defending we are foisting our government's views upon the world, general welfare is downtrodden, and the blessings of liberty are under lock and key where we can never witness them.

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