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So many cycles of all kinds of abuse against mankind are the fault of TOO many laws- especially the private internal Policies and Procedures of many big Corporations, Institutions, Churches and Military.

Companies and groups are allowed to make their own rules 'in order to function' as they see fit. Many of the above mentioned Institutions FORBID an employee or group member for calling outside help when a wrong doing event is witnessed or happens at the work place, or risk losing one's job, be expelled etc. It must be reported to a superior within the organization and go up the chain of command. This would include, sexual assault, harrasment, theft, whistle blowing etc.

These corporate laws are for the benefit of coporation, institution, church, military, group to handle any potential scandal crime from exposure to their 'customers, clients, doners that would harm their reputation, cause loss of income etc.

We recently witnessed the horrific scandal at Penn State, Cain and his restaurant organization, mortgage meltdowns, military scandals, wallstreet greed, Catholic church pedophile cover ups and on and on it goes. These crimes continue because these Big Groups are allowed to make their own laws.

Many (unfortunately most) employees and members of these organizations are not brave or courageous enough to break these laws outside the group. When a scandal does break free to the rest of the world the outrage is massive, yet the scandals and crimes still happen over and over again.

I guess the question is which Laws need to end, should be followed, broken or changed?

A Question to Ponder

“we can never find meaning or freedom in living if we consider life processes from the floundering orbits of law, the state or corporate economy, but only through lifting ourselves to the warmth of experience and human community.”(3) Amplifying their point and tapping into longstanding anti-authoritarian and anarchist tenets, Sullivan and Tifft continue their missive: “All law, authority and institutions of state are based on force, violence and the fear of punishment.(4) . . . The function of law historically has been to deny some people the right to their personal journey, to detain us, by demanding that we resolve our contradictions within the confines of law and the state. . . . Law prohibits us from freeing ourselves, experiencing ourselves in the struggle to be human.(5) . . . To accept law, therefore is to accept a reality in which there is imposition of person upon person. It is to accept the reality of enslavement, the plantation of the welfare state. It is to accept the division of the world into parts that translate into subject and objects, and the mechanisms to manage this hierarchical division, denying autonomy to everyone.”

I break a lot of laws (that are meant to be broken) whenever I see an injustice to a fellow human being and You Should Too! Especially when a child is being abused!

We live in a sick society. Trauma is believed, by many doctors, biologists, psychologists etc., to be a major cause of many mental and physical diseases. Sexual assault, harrassment, bullying is rampant!

I am not advocating blatant anarchy, but it is time for many changes. Change is in the air (thanks to OWS!)

It's Time to end the reign of Complicit Cowards Rules!!

GOP Pledge signers are Complicit Cowards!
See no Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil people are Complicit Cowards!

*Please feel free to add to the Complicit Coward List.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 03:15:46 AM PST

  •  True. The law is being used as an (3+ / 0-)

    instrument of subordination, rather than as an instrument of justice and fair behavior.  What makes it possible to use the law as an instrument of subjugation is the presumption that man is created evil and the state (or church) is tasked with making him good. That is, good behavior is presumed to be coerced.  That's why conservatives, addicted to ruling in a hierarchy whose authority is derived from the presumption of evil, argue that

    "Freedom is obedience to the law."

    That is, authoritarians presume that man is born not into liberty, but into a state of sin from which he must be freed ("saved by himself or others") in order to deserve to live. Which, as regards day to day existence, is succinctly expressed as "no free lunch."  In other words, obedience is the precondition to sustenance--the short form of which is "get a job."
    A job, after all, is employment that satisfies what someone else demands.

    This coercive situation is, of course, only possible when the resources humans need to sustain life are restricted.  Allocating resources as private property to persons qualified to administer them serves that purpose.  Which is why, in effect, property rights trump (take precedence over) human rights. OWS taking over public property for shared use is a fundamental challenge to a system of social control based on private ownership of material assets.

    The "ownership society" touted by Dubya is, as I opined from the start, not a ship that will take you anywhere you want to go.  Ownership is a chain or prison that keeps people in place--a bribe, if you will, in exchange for liberty.
    The supposed trade-off between security and liberty is false.  No mobile organism wants to be secured or tied down.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 04:52:54 AM PST

    •  I've been questioning authority since I came out (1+ / 0-)
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      Horace Boothroyd III

      of the womb- ask my mom she'll agree with!
      And I guess what I ponder sometimes is this 'need to obey' a learned behavior?

      I understand and appreciate your explanation but I never bought into these rules and my work experience proves that out to (well over 40 jobs). If I worked for an employer who was breaking ethical rules, required me/other employees to do something-cheat customers, take unsafe short cuts, hurt fellow workers etc., I'd confront them, but ultimately I'd end up having to quit cause I had little power to fix any of it.

      I use to think people who were complicit were really just apathetic, but in my mind, I don't get it and I know I'm in the minority.

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 05:06:57 AM PST

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      •  There is a benefit to being obedient. (2+ / 0-)
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        Obedience negates the risk that is inherent in the unknown--i.e. the future.  The obedient person can be assured of always being right.  Obedience is its own reward.  
        Presumably, if a person has no strong sense of self or no sense of self at all, then following directions, whether for good or ill, seems entirely natural--like a light responding to a switch. Moreover, having people who respond to orders with automatic compliance is convenient and saves a lot of time. Instinctive behavior, whether inculcated through repetition into habits, or present as a talent from the start, is more efficient than behavior that has to be considered and reviewed (think of the difference between a practiced driver and a learner).
        So, there's a prejudice in favor of instinctive behavior, if only because our time on earth is limited.

        Much evil is perpetrated by well-intentioned people who just want to do good--be obedient. That's why we have 18 veterans a day committing suicide.  They can't live with the fact that they did wrong while being obedient and trying to do good.

        People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

        by hannah on Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 05:24:59 AM PST

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