The Role of the Governed
As we begin existence we are indebted, primarily to our parents for their bringing us into this world, rearing us, and aiding
us in subsistence. Our parents, also owe a debt not just to their parents for the same processes, but to the totality of their
ancestry for cultivating a civilization, that tolerated, aided, and refined standards which manifested a noble hierarchy, the
servant, the laity, the king, and insofar as the servant owed a debt to the master, the master owed a debt to the king, and
the king owed a debt to the laity, all distinct, all with different roles, all leading in their own lot. Thus is society, thus is order.
“All nature’s difference, keeps all nature’s peace.” The state of living is the state of debt, and ownership. To be indebted
is to be owned, and we all have degrees of ownership, and degrees of delegated control. We infer our role on the basis
of what is, and what must be created relative to the particulars of our existence. Is there a just war? We must fight. Is there
a just peace? We must lay down our sword. Is there a starving child? We must provide food. We are fixed forever, in
an inter-generational service to the ideal of betterment. Those who govern must create, and ensure the continuance
of control, peace, morality, etc. Largely through international relations, ensuring there are frameworks in place for
contracts to be honored, and providing protection to the populace. The role of the governed is, while being subservient
to the just edicts of the ruler, to cultivate the peculiarities of the society, to ensure peace, not through centralized
control, but through collective bodies representing virtue, and aiding in the negation of corruption, excessive harm, or
egregious societal norms. To have a good commoner you must have a respectable elite, and to have a respectable elite
the duties of the elite must be fulfilled, and the duties must be enabled to be fulfilled. Free society detests ownership
in man, and the notion of societal debt. Free society is in perpetual rebellion against all conceptions of common value.
The rejection of free society, and a return to just hierarchy where true power can be made manifest, where righteous
norms can be honored, and where the good of all can be understood is imperative. All men distinct? Yes. All men
delegated to different toils? Yes. All men subservient to the cause of right? Yes. Thus is the governed, thus is the
ruler, thus is civilization, and glad it be so.