Resisting? Why? What if you are innocent? Why shake the tree?
“At what exact point, then, should one resist? When one’s belt is taken away? When one is ordered to face into a corner? When one crosses the threshold of one’s home? An arrest consists of a series of incidental irrelevancies, of a multitude of things that do not matter, and there seems no point in arguing about any one of them individually–especially at a time when the thoughts of the person arrested are wrapped tightly about the big question: ‘What for?’–and yet all these incidental irrelevancies taken together implacably constitute the arrest.” —Gulag Archipelago
This is the basis of freedom. At what point in your life is it acceptable to allow others to run your life, to alter ANY of your decisions, to limit your choices, to construct what the bulk of your thoughts are, to educate (program) you, and to tell you how to act. If society is a construct, built with a specific language meant to allow society to communicate, given a specific currency for trade, and equipped with “laws” that are meant to limit each person’s actions, to name a few, then what is the job of the state in order to make every one comprehend this “society” they have BUILT. It is to teach you and him and her and everyone how to act within the society, how to speak ITS language, what the words mean, how to earn money, and what to do and what not to do, which means to continue doing only what the authority says to do and not to do, and to raise your hand only if you have a good question, and address your superiors with proper respect.
Multiply this by hundreds of millions of kids daily throughout the world, and the order of the world is assured, there is no way that people will ever think to resist. They all learn that good people do nice things, and that if you are good then your innocence will always be found out. Bad things never happen to good people, especially if they just follow the rules. I find it shocking that this naivety is so prevalent. Yes men zombies wandering everywhere, neither thinking, questioning, or resisting no matter the invasion of their being. And maybe that is it. Maybe they do not look at it as an invasion. Maybe they have no idea what an invasion really is. Maybe they have been formed into powerless creatures, unable to resist, unwilling to resist, because they truly believe that they are wards of the State, that their wives are not really theirs, but the State’s, that they had kids in order to make an offering to the State, and that all of what they earn would not have been possible without the State, and therefore, the State can have whatever it is that they want, because if they wanted, they would be ENTITLED TO IT ALL.
For a real break down of the trials of man, who owns him, and that innocence is only a word, please read The Gulag Archipelago, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Resist? It should happen all the time. Fuck Authority.