There are many in the world who think that society and other groupings of humanity owe them something. This could range from unearned respected to full blown monetary support for life. The thing that doesn’t seem to gel in their consciousness is that this is the classic deal with the devil for your soul. For no one owes anyone anything beyond that which is contracted for between them. That is why the whole idea of signature and consent is the basis of almost every official transaction. Many people think in this cultures that they are governed by moral laws when in fact they are traded according to legal documents. Since the latter part of the nineteenth Century, the United States has been a private corporation and its citizens tradable commodities since the nineteen-thirties. What is legal pushes aside all that is lawful in most governing decisions. To legalize foreign immigrants for example is not to make them ‘lawful’. But it does build a useful constituency that is expected to perform per an implied sense of reciprocal agreement.
The Devil is definitely in the details and he (or she) is invoked with a wink in a manner that only a Stephen Vincent Benet could hope to overturn. So all those Jabez Stone’s in all their permutations from the varieties of underclass to those of singular elitist privilege might think to investigate further the sort of strings that are silently attached to wrist and ankle. Independence come at a very high cost, and “freedom” is never the same as liberty. People may think that they are free until they have to get out of bed in the morning to get to work to earn a little less to fall a little further behind the cost of living. The problem in so many cases is signing upon the line that is dotted with the microscopic imprint, “AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE”. The law of the sea means that ships travel on land as well as water and British Admiralty Rules will have you dock there sooner or later to be birthed and licensed as cargo then to be deposited in a warehouse. The idea of owner and owned is the driving force of the this age even though the paper’s scream about nonsense of of occasional media inflated violence. We, acknowledge and agree and so very often acquiesce. But, sadly all too few really understand what sort of bargain they are caught within.