Outlaws and outliers
Updated: Aug 15, 2022
"If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it." – Julius Caesar, Roman dictator
Julius Caesar on the seizure of power nuances a collusion and collision of principles. This is a perpetual banquet for thought, and certainly not a contradiction in terms. It has, inevitably, necessitated and nurtured a rapidly burgeoning community of outlaws and outliers who don’t consider themselves outcasts, but misfits enmeshed in a genuine hypocrisy.
A dedicated outlaw lives outside of the law because he is not a lawbreaker, and therefore does not need any law to keep him in line. He lives an independently peaceful life, and finds the law unnecessary, at best a necessary evil. He wants to be left alone. He has seized power over his personal affairs.
An outlier is someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behaviour, beliefs, or religious practices, and is no threat to anyone especially to himself. He thyncs different and wants to be different. He wants to be left alone, too, and has no need for any law. He bothers no one.