Originally Posted by relaxo
Yes, this way that people think is a reality, I agree. Another reality is that it is illegal, anything different is merely wishful thinking or confusion. You truly are smearing in your mind the line between legal and "what you think," belittling the reality of legaility. This line of thought of yours would certainly fail in a court of law, historically all society's accepted final judge and jury.
Yes, it is an educational matter as well. But do you really want to waste time debating if unauthorized downloading of protected computer files that are "for sale only" without paying is a crime? It's my understanding that according to US law, it is. Do you have different information?
It's illegal. Deal with reality of legality, not reality of attitudes, and start from there. (WWork to change the law to fit society if that's what you feel is best, but the foremost reality currently is it's illegality.
How does this post of yours not show that you're in denial of the law? I understand what you are trying to say, but there is legal precedence that laws go before feelings or "should be's" or "what everyone is doing" etc. To correct this, don't deny the law, but work to change it.
I understand your perspective. It's common and one beaten into every "citizen" from a very early age. But it's not absolute reality.
A law can never supersede the sovereign nature of a human being. Laws exist at the sufferance of human beings. It's not the other way around. They are how the few attempt to control the many, and require ignorance as to actual rights as distinct from "allowed" rights, in order for the illusion to remain intact. Which is why so much time and effort is expended in reinforcing the meme that "nobody is above the law" except for those who are, of course.
Most of the laws people take for granted as having rightful governance over them have in fact almost no real validity in historical perspectives. Went you take the time to look into it, you end up feeling pretty raped by the whole thing.
It's very much tied in with the corrupt enforcement arm of the corrupt money system.
Our courts are no longer common law courts. They work on principles of Admiralty or maritime law, where everything, of course, comes down to money. You are not a human being in the courts that feel they can drag you in front of them, and be dealt with as such. You are a "person", which is basically a corporate style entity with a name attached and which then becomes subject to these commercial courts mascarading as courts working on "laws of the land" principles. Your entry ticket is your birth certificate and the name it "registers" you under, and then your social insurance (security) number linked to name and date of birth etc.
The rabbit hole starts going pretty deep when you start to look into it. But most discussions of "rights" run pretty shallow without stepping up into or down into the more obfuscated levels of information which surreptitiously govern while giving no outward appearance that they even exist.
Reality is in fact pretty fluid and subject to outrageous amounts of manipulation, as so much depends on perception, which is malleable. Ask Hollywood.
Redefinition has made Legal and lawful almost synonymous. Legal is used because it allows for statutory aspects of law to supplant common law, after which any number of "acts" which have no bearing or jurisdiction over human beings can be made to govern "people" as long as they never distinguish the difference between their "legal name" ( the corporate entity with which they are associated per their birth certificate and other artificial connections).
People have no idea that all of these "acts" used to control them have no force over them unless they are confused as to the difference between who they are and who they've been assigned to be.
I don't know about you, but I'm a human being, not an "account". Pretty slick system, unless you're an account.