Organized aggressions against private property
Of all 36 ways to get out of trouble, the best way is...to leave. — Chinese proverb
Aggression against private property means that the disposal or the free use of own property is impeded by violence or by the threat of it; i.e. either property is stolen, or a third party interferes by imposing restrictions in its use or by forcing a specific use of it.
The wrong of any individual action is easily observed, but if bad actions are executed systematically at a massive scale by an organised group of people that is established in a position of domination, then the wrong may be not so easily identifiable.
"Killing and looting with only one ship turns you into a pirate, but doing it with thousands makes you an emperor".
Nowadays, the so called welfare states consider it legit to oppose petty theft, however, resisting to have half of your income and part of your savings systematically confiscated is said to be a fraud.
Through propaganda, the aggression is usually disguised as a means for a supposed "greater good" or necessity.
The more righteous a person or group thinks they are, the more they are willing to justify evil in the name of that righteousness — Nick Szabo.
But no end justifies the violation of rights. Respecting people and their freedom is always the grater good and the most important end.
First, do not harm.
Violent extraction of other people’s peaceful acquired goods is evil, even if the aggressor thinks somebody else will benefit more from it; the same way that violent interference against other people’s peaceful actions is evil, even if the aggressor thinks it is for their own good.
Nevertheless, abstract concepts are often established as the greater good, like e.g. "the general interest".
The abstraction helps to disguise that the aggression will benefit specific individuals at the expense of others who will be hurt.
The more they “love” these abstractions (world, community, nature, etc…), the more they hate real individual human beings — Nick Szabo.
The ambiguity of the abstraction enables free of interpretation to the aggressor. If it refers to a collective of diverse human beings, then a higher status than other human beings is usually assigned to the abstraction.
“Society's needs come before the individuals needs” Adolf Hitler said.
The abstraction of "wealth equality" is very recurrent.
Instead of recognising economic status as a simple condition of any stage of life, people is classified by their current wealth in order to instill the feeling of victimism.
Scratch an egalitarian, and you will inevitably find a statist — Murray N. Rothbard.
By appealing to the instinct of envy, it is attempted to institutionalize the greed for the goods of others.
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal — Friederich Hayek.
Other times, the "greater good" is simply the avoidance of a supposed disaster or catastrophe.
“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” was the discurse of Greta Thunberg.
This way, the evil act may be said to be an unavoidable urgent means to fight an emergency.
The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it — H.L. Mencken.
The instil of fear is a powerful weapon to get submission.
"Either we take the path of socialism or the world ends" Hugo Chávez said.
Fear tends to facilitate the compliance of people to the curtailing of their freedoms.
Those who would give up a little liberty to gain a little security, will deserve neither, and they’ll probably will end up losing both — Benjamin Franklin.
The propaganda narrative frequently treats social sciences as exact sciences where there is a definite and clear consensus about an alleged science o reality which “coincides” with political ideas.
The Nazis claimed that Jews are dangerous to society. According to their state official, “unequivocally settled” science, exterminating the Jewish people is going to save lives and protect people — Ben Kaufman.
Statistics and analytics are frequently incorporated to back the fallacies.
97% of Aztec priests thought human sacrifice was necessary to end bad weather — Tom Nelson.
In order to further hide the aggression and to decrease the rejection of it, hate is projected against the harmed people, vilifying them and using them as a scapegoat.
Emile Henry affirmed that "there are no innocent bourgeois". Honoré de Balzac used to say that "behind every great fortune, a great crime hides".
Once the aggression is accepted, tolerance for it increases, so it can be perpetuated.
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program — Milton Friedman.
The perpetuation of restrictions in determined services, leads to the fallacy that those services would be impossible to be provided without politicians.
Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a british economist was asked by the director of bread production in the Russian City of St. Petersburgs: “Please understand that we are keen to move towards a market system, but we need to understand how such a system works. Tell me, for example, who is in charge of the supply of bread to the population of London?” Soviet mind was astonished by the notion that the economy could operate without a planner to coordinate it. — Christian Niemietz.
Any violation of rights is more effectively disguised when it is called “the enforcement of Law”, for which is necessary to corrupt the term Law.
Lex injusta non est lex (Unjust law is not law) — San Agustín de Hipona.
Law consists of any norm that codifies Justice, while Justice is the quality of rights being respected; nevertheless, legislation and regulation are frequently used to codify injustice by establishing the aggressors’ own will in form of written mandates, norms, decrees, statutes, bills, rules of conduct, and so on.
One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws — Martin Luther King Jr.
The extensiveness of any legislation usually means the existence of arbitrary rules that attempt against Law. That is because Law is simple: theft and aggression against freedom are wrong.
Good people disobey bad “laws”.
As the representation of Justice by a girl with blinded eyes suggests, Law applies equally to all regardless of particular circumstances because human rights are universal.
Instead, legislation may consist of norms that apply to particular subjects, like privileges.
It is often argued that constitutions are the guarantors and protectors of regulation against human rights; nevertheless, there is never government of laws, but government of people.
Constitutions can always be amended and laws can be interpreted in different ways. Legislation is made, executed and sanctioned by the same dominating group of people; so they are not going to make laws that harm them; and if they do, they will change them or will breach them.