Crimes is in quotes because, by definition, there is no such thing as a victimless crime. The governments bullies of most countries around the world decided they would attempt to redefine “crime” to mean anything they don’t want you to do, and use the fact they’ve called it a crime to scare you. They failed. 90% of people, where it is “illegal,” have smoked marijuana. Why? Who the hell cares why? It’s not your business what other people do with their own bodies. Crime is actually defined by an act that violates someone’s rights. So, a law against victimless “crime” is the real crime.
Imagine if a bully came up to you and said, “I demand you don’t poison your own body. If you do, I’ll lock you in a cage.”
Well, that’s what they do. Marijuana seems to be their biggest concern of poisons too, which is weird because, as far as poisons are concerned, it’s one of the most (if not the most) benign. Sometimes, they even legally require you to put more dangerous poisons in your body. For example, if they are afraid you can’t be convinced to “get help” on your own, Lithium or Tegretol may be a required poison for you. And there’s no “law” against that. And that really is a crime.
Suicide is a “crime.” Of course, if you’re dead, they can’t punish you. But they can punish someone who helped you. Even if I wrote a full, unmistakable contract allowing you permission to help me end my life, you would still be charged with murder if you were caught. Even if I wrote six contracts, made two videos posted on-line in advance, and came back from the dead to testify in court. You would still be charged with murder.
Yet, if someone goes to a foreign country and shoots a dozen non-consenting people from a helicopter, he’s a war hero.
Government claims they’re here to maintain order and secure your rights. That is not, never has been, and never will be what they want. What they want is complete control of everything you do. They keep you complacent by telling you you have freedom or keep you scared by threatening you, depending on what country you live in. Either way, they’re more scared of you than you are of them, and there are far more of you. Stand up and take them down. Only then will you be truly free.EDIT: It seems this editorial has inspired my friend, Ankh Infinitus, to write one of his own.
This editorial is brought to you by the chairman of the Absolute Freedom Party (that’s me!).