The 4F, Free-From-Force-Field: Explaining the Most Fundamental Freedom Necessary to Free Humanity
Curtains part on the IMAX screen of your imagination.
The year is 2100. Your 4F switch is on and your Free-From-Force-Field activated. It had been coming increasingly over the last few miniarches of the momentum leaps, yet when it arrived it still stunned most and left a wound of wonder in the center of the Great Question. Our Psience, as so often before, stumbled over the truth, but this time knew enough to stop and be examined by it. It was all so simply complex and complexly simple. We knew each of the 50 trillion or so individual cells of the human body possessed a biomechanical energy equal to the four forces at all levels of the Universal Demonstration. The trick was to release each cell’s energy transform at the turn of wave into particle and direct that process progressively throughout all the cells and then gather and store that tremendous power for human use.
Never mind how it happened. Call it God or Evolution, Plan or Chance. No one can physically harm you. Knives, bullets, bombs, missiles, lasers…absolutely nothing can penetrate the force field that surrounds your body. And you cannot physically harm another. Everyone on earth at birth is protected by a Free-From-Force-Field known simply as the 4F with a grin for the now defunct military meaning. Further, whatever you touch – so long as it was not already the property of another human being – automatically becomes yours and is protected by your 4F. Everything else remains the same and yet is completely changed.
Ponder this pure IF lifted out of life: IF no one can resort to the threat, or use, of physical force but everything else is permitted, how would we live our lives? My answer is easy: we would live our lives as we do now in 2010, by trading personal values for personal values. But we would do so freely, voluntarily, knowing that in the first and last instance, no one can force us to do anything we don’t chose to do. Released from the murderous matrix of human violence, we are now free for whatever it is that humans can do with each other when unable to reenact Cain and Able.
What would society be like if this happened? For a joyous start, there would be no need for The State or any other coercive collectives. No self-elected, or democratically elected, Tyrants or Saviors on any level could exist. Freedom from physical force is the final solution into which all human problems will be dissolved, and thus, never again arise to be solved.
All human problems – physical survival, limited resources, control, power, ownership – these and thousands of others, we attempt to solve by resorting, finally or at first, to physical force. The solutions we destructively create and impose – wars, the State, crime – all go on to create even more problems that call for more solutions that breed more problems…Humanity’s Hall of Horrors.
To Recap: Explaining the Libertarian Non-Aggression Axiom
My "Make Believe Story" is intended to explain the Libertarian Non-Aggression Axiom and what it could mean to humanity if everyone lived it. The first and last freedom – the one freedom from which all other freedoms issue – is this: to be free from one, single specific human action – which is, physical force or threat of it (the initiation of force – this does not include self-defense). Then, everything is permitted – everyone is free to do what they want to do. Once every human being lived this First and most Fundamental Freedom, then humanity could truly begin to creatively answer the Great Question: What are humans for?
I want to convince you that once you agree with my basic starting point for human action, then all the other difficult, contentious and confusing problems of humanity are dissolved within this most primary solution. Then you are free to do and be whatever you choose and allow others that same, infinite freedom.
"Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind." Henry Grady Weaver