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I do not understand the impulse to control other people.
Then you don't understand a part of yourself.
I do not understand the impulse to control other people. Rules are for the ruled.
Can we discard the canard that liberty means no rules?
So you dont mind if someone spends the night in your bed uninvited, Donxon?
Rulers call something a "rule" to depersonalize their will when imposing it upon the ruled. It is a mental trick used to insulate the ruler from responsibility and confuse the matter in the mind of the ruled. The "rule" is presented as something abstract and external to the ruler, who presents himself as a disinterested middleman with no choice but to enforce the "rule". The purpose is to trick the ruled into accepting that he is helpless before the "rule" by making a show of the ruler's helplessness before the "rule". The ruler might even say he doesn't want to enforce the rule, but he has to, because it's a "rule". But there is no rule. It doesn't exist. The "rule" is an illusion conjured up by the ruler in the mind of the ruled to keep him in his place. What's real is the ruler's will and the gun in his hand.When someone climbs into my bed uninvited, I do not disguise my will that they leave with an abstraction called a "rule". I rely on what's real: my will that they leave, and the gun in my hand. I don't need to conjure up some silly abstract rule to get the job done.