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IT IS NOT THE LAW, BUT VIOLENCE THAT SAVES US
—“Men in power are always gonna push the envelope to see what they can get away with; and those who invested in their regime are always going to cover for them – at least until it’s no longer profitable for them to do so – and perhaps after that if they have any loyalty or honour. What’s to be done in those cases? I’m curious what your solution is. It seems to me the problem is that men are corruptible, and any system can, and given enough time, will be corrupted by ignoble dishonest men. You’ll have to forgive me, but I’ve lost faith in legal systems, and higher ideals. It seems that all that matters to men is power. The only people who have seem to have any semblance of honour are military folks, which is why militarized fascistic society, where martial virtue is the civil ethic.”—Richard Heathen
- Organized Violence
- Law as a proxy for organized violence
- Politics as a proxy for organized violence at scale
- Markets as a proxy for universal violence at scale.
- Knowledge as a proxy for universal violence at scale.
- Genetic survival by violence and proxies for violence at every scale.
If the court is restored to common law independence (tort) then the court is just a proxy for violence between those of different physical abilities, but equal rights to property.
And if the law says men denied the proxy for violence, and licenses violence where such proxy denied, then men will happily use violence rather than court or politics as proxy.
The only requirement necessary to do so is to restore the militia – most probably in a reform of the regimental system – such that they always have the power to exert violence in the personal and political scale, at personal.
IT IS NOT THE LAW THAT PROTECTS US BUT THE PERSISTENT MARKET FOR VIOLENCE SERVED ONLY BY THE MARKETS FOR PROXIES FOR VIOLENCE.