Joel Slater is another American who renounced his American citizenship in protest. He said:
"I'm sick and tired of the United States. It's like belonging to a country club where you don't like the way the directors are behaving, and you cancel your membership."
Yes it is! And the problem is... Most countries do not even allow you to renounce your citizenship without first getting another one. It's like being married at birth and not being allowed to divorce. You are compelled and coerced to be a part of the game. You may wish to not be a part of this crooked game, but who cares about your wishes?
Here we come to a very interesting point made by Hans Morgenthau in his book "Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace". The book was published in 1948 but has some thought-provoking insight.
Realism maintains that universal moral principles cannot be applied to the actions of states (...). The individual may say for himself: "Let justice be done, even if the world must perish", but the state has no right to say so in the name of those who are in its care. (...) While the individual has a moral right to sacrifice himself in defense of such a moral principle, the state has no right to let its moral disapprobation of the infringement of (that moral principle) get in the way of successful political action, itself inspired by the moral principle of national survival."
Yes, this is exactly what I am saying:
“Let justice be done, even if the world must perish."
But for the first time, I have seen a different point of view, equally valid as mine. Still... Of course I'm not giving up my principles. I will still defend justice be done to the end. It's just that now, this is another argument for me that states and the political construct as is be abolished as well. Okay, if you don't want anarchy, it still doesn't mean you should cling to the status-quo; because the way things are set up, states are immoral by default.
The burden is on you, on all of us to find a different way of life on earth.
* Good Intentions versus Unjust Practices