When government prohibit consensual acts, quite often there is a huge gap between what most people think is being prohibited, what the law actually said, and how it is actually implemented.
Governments try to maintain lies that it try to prohibit something, and then prohibit totally different unrelated things.
If you have a girl friend. Say you give her a gift. Does that make her prostitute? This is not a philosophical question. It’s a legal question actually. Most people would think not. However, if you read the law, she might. Both of you can get arrested.
Say you lived in an anarchic country. A bunch of mobs wanted to rob your money. You’re a libertarian. What you would do is to pay another mobs to defend you right? Not simply because you’re right that mobs will defend you. You need to pay up.
Say you lived in a litigious country. A bunch of mobs wanted to sue you for your money. You’re a libertarian. What you would do is to pay lawyers to defend you right? Not simply because you’re right means lawyers will defend you for free. You need to pay up.
I really should stop doing this. Why I keep talking. I just feel like everytime I know the truth I got to spread that out to save humanity, help them reach enlightenment (or wealth), and free them from samsara, or at least, paying alimony.
Maybe my instinct when I was in academia.
But seriously. Keep doing this and my biz will collapse again. What I really should do is to mind my own and makes even more money. Once I am richI can more easily change the world, or figure out that it’s not worth doing for all the choice I will have anyway no matter how fucked up the world is. That’s the key to freedom. Wealth and power. Just seek and you will find.