Jerry Bowyer says that Americans are already living in a state of open revolt: as the government swamps us with more and more laws and regulations, we become more keen on the idea of sidestepping them or ignoring them altogether.
It’s not civil disobedience that I’m talking about. It’s the opposite: Civil disobedience is meant to be noticed. It is a price paid in the hope of creating social change. What I’m talking about is not based on hope; in fact, it has given up much hope on social change. It thinks the government is a colossal amoeba twitching mindlessly in response to tiny pinpricks of pain from an endless army of micro-brained interest groups. The point is not to teach the amoeba nor to guide it, but simply to stay away from the lethal stupidity of its pseudopods.
What happens to a society when the law no longer means anything, when the people start to believe that law isn’t a moral imperative but just a series of fashionable whims from a disconnected ruling elite? We’re finding out.