Let’s make this simple: if you want institutional racism, institutional sexism, institutional injustice, institutional ageism, institutional classism, institutional murder, institutional incarceration, institutional theft, institutional espionage, institutional nationalization, institutional judgment, institutional anything to stop existing,
stop supporting the institution.
If you want racism, sexism, injustice, ageism, classism, murder, incarceration, theft, espionage, nationalization, judgment to stop existing,
be a human and confront your problems head on.
Oddly enough, the above argument seems pretty simple. Many don’t seem to get this. We must, then, deconstruct the two assumptions that distort the premises.
- institutions are necessary to police human behavior
- humans are, thus, incapable of policing their own behavior
Institutions, as noted in the above argument, are highly capable of, have a strong history of, and are inclined toward bias and eventual committal of all the above crimes against the mental, emotional, and physical sanctity of the individual. What’s more, institutions, as artificial constructs of the human mind, when put into reality, have no actual productive capacities (find me a government institution that actually makes something). Therefore, the institution must by definition make itself real. The only way an artificial entity can make itself real is through stories (think, the flying spaghetti monster — no offense to pastafarians –; would it be a real to the people who believe in him without stories). Stories of fiction, while informative of the human condition, are an elaborate system of half-truths, imaginative lies, and pictures of artificial entities of fascinating composition placed in real environments or situations (or vice versa). The people who work in institutions must, once “real” and by the logic that they are “real” because they are necessary to quell your humanity, must then figure out a way to make a living. They must invent taxation and the only way to make a story scary in real life is to commit all the crimes above listed.
Human, as noted in the above argument, are highly capable of, have a strong history of, and are inclined toward bias and eventual committal of all the above crimes. But humans, unlike institutions, are real. Reality doesn’t require lies, and it doesn’t require scary stories. Humans are capable of disbelief; and, in this case, disbelief is the most necessary thing humans must do. We must stop believing the stories we are told by those who seek to perpetuate institutions. Humans are capable of change and they are capable of production, and they are capable of love. And even if the entire human existence is marked by hate and murder and crime, there will always be 50%+1 of love and compassion, respect and hard work, sanctity and beauty, to outweigh the institutional hate that drives us down.
How to stop supporting institutions:
- stop paying taxes when coerced
- stop paying taxes when not coerced
- stop voting for politicians
- stop saying that the judicial system is the right system
- stop saying that one side has the right or the power to do something over the other side
- stop saying that institutions, by virtue of existence, are right or necessary
How to be a human:
- start thinking for yourself
- start making decisions for yourself
- start working with your friends and family, neighbors and strangers, allies and enemies to solve your problems and theirs
- start keeping your money
- start believing in yourself
- start saying that you and every other individual has the right or the power to do something
- start saying that humans, by virtue of existence, are right and necessary
And remember this, scary stories are just that: stories. Keep them in their place: story books.