The Regulatory Complex
The traditional three branches of government no longer form a distinct
institution but, instead, are intimately combined with the corporate financial
establishment. The result is a huge regulatory complex that exists
as a parasite upon us. If you'd like to do something productive to
oppose it, then one attractive option is abandonment. This approach
has several advantages. For example, you won't need to prepare voluminous
briefs and then rely on a hostile judge to rule in your favor. You
won't need to oppose belligerent cops who want only to abuse you or to
take your property. You won't even have to argue with folks who don't
care. You simply refrain from doing voluntary things and thereby
strike at the very heart of the regulatory complex, its pocketbook.
One big advantage of abandonment is that it's incremental. That is,
you can go only as far as you want to go. The further you go the
more good you do. Regardless of how far you decide to go, there isn't
any legal risk. You don't have to do anything illegal or oppose anyone.
The only disadvantages are a certain amount of inconvenience (you can decide
what is enough), the very small effect that one individual can have, and
the long time that's required for the effects of your behavior, if any,
to become evident. However, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing
that you're doing the right thing.
Here are some suggestions. They're only suggestions. You
might think of other things that work better for you.
||Get out of debt. The interest that you
pay on loans is funds in the pocket for the regulatory complex. Also,
when you go into debt you acquire an obligation to the regulatory complex
and give it power over you. A debtor as one who can be compelled
||Cancel all of your credit accounts. That
way, you can reduce the temptation to impulsive credit buying and avoid
giving additional funds to the regulatory complex as interest. Even
if you pay credit bills before interest accrues, you still support the
regulatory complex by joining its ranks. Voluntary participation
equals endorsement. You can pay cash for things that you need.
||Sell all of your stocks. They represent
funds that you've loaned to the regulatory complex on its terms.
They give you a vested interest therein. As the Nazarene said, "...
where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." You won't
be able to oppose the regulatory complex if you have a vested interest
in it. Worse yet, the doctrine of limited liability that's an integral
part of stock ownership represents one of the more evil influences in the
||Close all of your savings accounts. Banks
are like casinos. They make their profit from their customers.
That means that the banks must be getting more from the customers than
the customers are getting from the banks. Otherwise, the banks would
be out of business. Only the insidious cloaking qualities of fractional
reserve banking prevent you from perceiving your losses. Banks are
a bad investment. Your funds are a lot safer in your freezer.
||Close all of your checking accounts. Your
funds in the bank are funds in the pocket of the regulatory complex.
Money orders work just as well as checks and they don't reveal all of your
transactions to the IRS.
||Since you're using money orders instead of checks,
you can use whatever name you want to use. Close all of your utilities
accounts and the telephone account