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Bad People

March 2nd, 2009

Most people spend so much time worrying about how society is going to deal with the “bad” people, that they’ve completely lost sight of what happens to the good people — if they ever had sight of the good people to begin with. And if you forget about the good people, you’re leaving the door wide open for those you fear the most.

I don’t give a damn what happens to anyone who is objectively “bad,” and therefore, I find it foolish, counterproductive, and wasteful (among other things), to arrange a societal framework round these folk.

If you look closely you’ll see that a society of laws, when organized in such fashion, quickly becomes the antithesis of just.  As the law itself is used increasingly to define what is (or is not) “bad”, people vie to control the law in order to wield its awesome power over others, and class warfare is born!  Viz., good people shouldn’t need a ruler, although some of them they may feel they should have one nonetheless.  Yet, who has the strongest incentive to rule over otherwise good individuals, but he who is least fit for the duty?

Only an evil man finds it necessary or advantageous to rule over good men.

And the law as an apparatus of control is a necessary condition for the establishment of tyranny.

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