Allow me to Elucidate:
1. Nearly every human in the western world registers and numbers oneself.
1. Nearly every human in the western world personifies oneself, meaning, they incorporate oneself.
2. Numbered or personified humans are identified as humans in search of benefits.
3. Benefits are provided by humans who organize around what is known as the State, a fictitious faith-based entity with personhood.
3. Those in need of benefits lack the skills required to maintain their own wellbeing.
4. Numbered humans must relinquish certain powers in exchange for said benefits.
5. The modern industrial lifestyle is arranged for the well-numbered human beneficiary.
In case the subject of this entry eludes you, it’s about “identification” as it is commonly and uncommonly understood, and how I’ve gone without this contrivance for nearly two years now.
From Oxford’s Etymology Dictionary:
identification n. 1640’s
“treating of a thing as the same as another.”
identify v. 1640’s
“make one (with), associate (oneself)”
It is important to note that when we commonly use the noun identification, we mean only one thing: a card that includes your information and perhaps a listless photo of you, issued by humans who act as agents for an organization called the Government of Whatever. A pretty severe distortion of the truth.
In reality these “pieces of identification” denote two things:
1. Proof of agreement and,
2. Performance of agency.
So I haven’t had valid identification for almost two years now save for a birth certificate. Sometimes I choose to share this information with people. Most times I don’t. When I do, the response is predictable: “How do you … do things?”
I don’t ! I cry. I just sit there !
No health card.
No driver’s license.
No SIN card (I have a SIN #).
No credit card.
In my ID-less two years I’ve managed to …
… secure medical attention without healthcare.
… get behind the wheel without a license.
… use prepaid credit cards and reimburse friends and family for the use of theirs.
… be employed hassle-free.
It’s important to realize that membership cards (i.e. identification, identity documentation, proof of agency) and the benefit programs that underpin them allow us certain privileges, but of course––as indicated by people’s incredulous response to my not having “ID”––virtually all of us confuse privilege with necessity. To associate or contract with the Government of Whatever is not required by law, nor is it required to prosper. I repeat, to associate or contract with the Government of Whatever is not required by law, nor is it required to prosper!
Sobering, evidence-based reality checks, Saaaa-WOOSH:
Health care is not a necessity, it is a service.
A driver’s license is not required by law to put a private automobile in motion on public roads unless one is engaged in commercial activity.
A SIN number is not required by law to secure gainful employment.
Credit is make-believe and typically predicated on fraud.
A passport is for neutral vessels only, not for travellers.
Given that we are well into the throes of a creeping totalitarian power-grab predicament, my feelings and actions toward a renunciation of statist memberships seem natural if not sensible.
I renew my identity once in a while, but that’s on my own terms. In my own company. No one will compel me to do it. I encourage you to identify yourself too.