Who will stop the bad people?

Yes, who?

The police? According to a multitude of reports from Policemisconduct.net and copblock.org just to start it would seem that the police are more likely to cause additional harm rather than reduce it.

Government? Sure, if by stopping the bad people you mean surveillance on everyone and making your neighbours into snitches and steal your money to do it. IMG_00005610_edit

Laws?  In the history of law no crime has been significantly reduced, rather with every new law a criminal is made or born. Of course there is also the fact that laws alone are incapable of actually preventing crime or bad people from committing bad acts against others. A perfect example is watching the very people making the laws breaking them day after day.

The victim? They wouldnt be a victim if they were capable of preventing the bad from occurring to themselves. photo 4

The bad person? Again, this approach is no different then assuming the government cares.

The witness to the bad act? Wait, you mean that morally we as individuals may actually have an obligation to prevent bad from occurring by acting versus simply observing, recording and whining about it?

You decide, who will stop the bad people?

In my version of life, when I see bad occurring I step in. This makes me an abnormality that in many places would be punished by the very government that is supposed to protect the victims in the first place. In most places these days to step up and stop a crime against another human or even to tell someone to pick up their trash could get you jail depending on the mood of the badges responding.

20121226-214630.jpgAnd yet, I refuse to pass of my obligation as a thinking, free and rational human by asking the question, who will stop the bad people? After all, when bad happens around me it becomes my responsibility as a moral human who follows the non aggression principle to assist in real ways. I refuse to be the observer, the recorder or the whiner when I can be the person who does something.

 

What are you?

 

Free the mind and the body will follow.

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About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, jessetalksback.com and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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