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No Rulers, No Masters, No Gods
by Gary Z McGee
Posted October 2, 2021

we do not need rulers or mastersWe do not need rulers because we can rule ourselves. We do not need masters because we can master ourselves. We do not need A God because everything is already God.

Problems arise when we allow others to rule us or other people. Problems arise when we allow others to master us or other people. Problems arise when we allow others to dictate God to us or to other people.

What problems tend to arise? Many: Violence, rape, coercion, slavery, and forced compliance despite consent are the most typical and egregious.

Governing the precept that humans are fallible, imperfect, and prone to make mistakes, especially when it comes to power, it stands to reason that confiding in a system made up of humans wielding power over others is absurd. It’s circular reasoning at its worst.

There must be checks and balances. Once we’ve accepted our own fallibility, we are more likely to be compassionate toward other fallible beings. But we are also more likely to recognize fallibility and to help correct it. More…