Something has been playing on my mind over the last couple of years.
I’ve been talking about the outright scam that is Speed Cameras since I started BTST way back in 2004…
The perpetrator of this scam is almost unanimously accepted as being “the government” — even by those who believe that government is an otherwise legitimate idea.
But since what we previously considered to be “normal” was demolished in early 2020, I think a lot of people, including me, have begun to question what “the government” actually *is*…
But sticking with the subject of Speed Cameras…
Do you remember when the current group of power crazed busybodies claimed “power” — as they like to call it — from the other group of similarly unprincipled people back in 2010?
They clearly stated as one of their campaign promises that they would “End the war on the Motorist”.
As I recall, there was very temporarily some progress, with some speed cameras being removed or decommissioned. Even I — who believes that most politicians are pathological liars — was hopeful that they would actually follow through with their promise…
How naïve I was back then!
Fast forward to today and — as far as I’m aware — its the same political “party” (I could make a joke about that huh? :-) in what they like to call “power”.
And what do we have?
The persecution and extortion of Motorists is worse it’s ever been in any country, and at any time in history!
So what can we do about it?
Well, as far as I can tell, we have 4 possible options:
Go along with whatever the government tells us to do… Either because we believe they know best, or because we’re scared by the threat of the consequences of not complying with them;
Have blind faith in “the rule of law”… “Laws” are made by very few people. As we’ve seen throughout history, time and again “laws” have been created to suit the interests of those who make them, rather than those those they are imposed upon.
When you think about it, shouldn’t “laws” be *obvious* to most people? For example: Never use violence — or the threat of violence — to coerce another human being unless in self defence?
We’ve been conditioned practically since birth to believe that “laws” …and the state… are there to protect us. But I put it to you that the VAST majority of “laws” are designed to serve the interests of the few who make them and those who finance them through “donations”.
This flies in the face of “statist” thinking, which tends to treat people as though they were young children who need to be protected from themselves, and told what they should and shouldn’t do.
When you think about it philosophically, maybe this is actually the most moral way to live — i.e. to simply ignore unjust and immoral “laws” and to always do what you believe is right, ignoring any orders or threats from the state in your pursuit of living a virtuous life.
I know that the vast majority of people do not choose to live like this and I don’t judge. After all, we’ve been conditioned for virtually our entire lives to believe that “laws” are by their very nature just;
Play them at their own game… I suspect that this is where most BTST Members sit. We know that governments are generally a self serving menace to society.
But at the same time we don’t want to go against them, because they have lots of gang members working for them, in the form of so called ‘police’ who spend most of their time ordering innocent people around.
I’m not talking about real Police here, who actually help people who’ve been victims of crime and the general public, by finding actual criminals and keeping them away from us.
I feel its an insult to lump real Police in with the bullies who carry out aggression against the public on behalf of the government, and the few real Police I’ve met over the years have agreed with this view.
Anyway, I guess I personally fall somewhere between 3 and 4. How about you?
I refuse to comply with “laws” that are clearly there to do evil things such as keeping people in fear, or under the control of the state.
But on the other hand, I do comply with legitimate “laws” — the ones that are obviously just, such as respecting others private property, or not coercing anyone using the threat of violence …just two examples of “laws” the state breaks all the time.
But the thing is, do we really *need* laws for things that are obvious to almost everyone?
We would still comply with the “law” whether it was a “law” or not, wouldn’t we? And the criminally insane would not comply, just as they don’t now!
Getting to the point…
I would like for future generations to live in a World where they feel, and *are*, free.
I feel that under the current system of an effective ruling class (government) ordering us around, we are fast running towards a dystopian World similar to what has been experienced before by our ancestors around the globe at different times in history (and still exists in some parts of the World today).
But this time it could get much, much, worse due to the the technology available to governments, and the hold they appear to have over “big tech”.
We’re already seeing shocking levels of censorship and political coercion from companies like google and facebook, which is why, personally, I try to use them as little as possible.
I believe we have a responsibility to future generations to reverse course back towards a free society.
Well I plan on being on the right side by practicing the power of standing by my morals, ignoring the government, and using technologies that enable real freedom, such as Bitcoin.
Because if these control freaks don’t have power over our money, they really don’t have much power over us.
I’d love to hear what you think about this in the comments below?
Have a wonderful New Year and I hope it brings you whatever you want from this incredible thing we call Life! :-)
All the best,
P.S. I’m planning to run some motorsport trackdays this year for BTST Members. If you want to get notified of them, let me know here: Racing Trackdays 2023!