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How to protect yourself from the homeland

The main problem with the homeland is that it does not know how to let a person be.

As a rule, your country of birth (more specifically, your first neighbors) make the following claims and demands upon you:

  1. Records — documents of registration demanded by the authorities (your employment, businesses, other affiliations, property, cars, licenses, place of residence, familial relations, etc.)
  2. Finances — taxes, duties, tolls, etc.
  3. Obligations — adherence to laws, including the execution of authorities’ orders during states of emergency and other extreme situations (for example, in a pandemic), and ranging all the way to murdering other people (in war)

It is necessary to note that any other neighbors in any other country will also require this from you — with the possible exception of participation in murders. But your original and most immediate neighbors in this sense almost always impose these claims with special zeal and aggressiveness. 

In order to protect yourself from the unacceptable part of their claims (in particular, moral and financial support for threats and murders), in the case of mass intoxication by force, power, and impunity, you have three options:

  • A nonviolent struggle. In this case, within days or hours you may suffer condemnation/confinement/punishment. At the same time a large part of your own resources (strength, time, property, finances) will remain with the authorities, which already had control of them.
  • Internal emigration, living off the grid, living monastically (traditional or “new monasticism”), moving to the woods, fields, villages, etc. As in the previous case, this may involve months or years. Your personal resources will still be taken by the authorities, though perhaps to a lesser extent.
  • External emigration. Evacuating the territory that is inhabited by people intoxicated by force in order to not be a willing participant in the harm they cause. In many cases, this is the most effective method to seriously reduce daily participation in violence. The rest, unfortunately, is similar to the previous paragraph.

See also: "I don’t participate in violence at all"


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