An examination of the recent 10th amendment state sovereignty movement with particular application from the work of Étienne de la Boétie. The central point from la Boétie is that tyrants can only succeed in their abuse so long as the people are willing to serve as the tyrant’s instruments, and that once they cease their support, the tyrant falls.
FTA”…almost 500 years ago by a revolutionary philosopher in the realm of natural rights (and peaceful resistance) named, Étienne de la Boétie…: “The fundamental political question is why do people obey a government. The answer is that they tend to enslave themselves, to let themselves be governed by tyrants. Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support.”
Yes, each of us have our own minds. Why do we obey, why do we allow others to do our thinking for us, and make our decisions for us, and negate our personal lives? We must not! The good answer in this article is basically “Withdraw Your Support” and this immoral system will collapse as it deserves.
See also here on Morality101 the starting point of how to Withdraw and stop supporting… it’s the only Moral action remaining!
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