Cultural Sticking Points

Australia is a nation that has and has had a fairly consistent problem with media piracy. I’m not saying ‘All Australians are thieves’ or anything bullshit like that, just that the nation of Australia, certainly lately, has been a nation that isn’t very good at getting its population to go along with piracy laws, for whatever reason. Even when a government comes into power that recognises the value and need for piracy laws, they face the cultural impossibility of having people comply with those piracy laws, and the laws fail as politically pointless.

Greece is a nation that has and has had a fairly consistent problem with governmental corruption. I’m not saying ‘All Greeks are thieves’ or anything bullshit like that, just that the nation of Greece, certainly lately, has been a nation that isn’t very good at getting its population to go along with tax laws, for whatever reason. Even when a government comes into power that recognises the value and need for tax laws, they face the cultural impossibility of having people comply with those tax laws, and the laws fail as politically pointless.

The United States of America is a nation that has and has had a fairly consistent problem with firearms. I’m not saying ‘All Americans are violent’ or anything bullshit like that, just that the nation of the United States of America, certainly lately, has been a nation that isn’t very good at getting its population to go along with gun laws, for whatever reason. Even when a government comes into power that recognises the value and need for gun laws, they face the cultural impossibility of having people comply with those gun laws, and the laws fail as politically pointless.

I’m not sure where I was going with this. Just that the consent of the governed is expressed in how the people behave, regardless of the laws as incentives.

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