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We are familiar with those who consider they are "the Authority", "in Authority", or work for "the Authorities", etc. What tends to be forgotten is that, by its nature, and by its very definition, 'authority' must be extended in order for it to have any effect.
It must be given. It CANNOT be just 'taken' or 'assumed', because that is not what it is. ('Authority' taken via the barrel of a gun' is a CRIME of TRESPASS against the SOVEREIGNTY of an individual).
For the simple reason that a Human operates by free will. In order to operate in accordance with 'directives' from some 'authority' (i.e. 'someone else'), then the Human's free will MUST be accepting the will of that someone else. This can only occur if the Human decides to accept the will of that someone else.
Accepting and abiding by the will of someone else is the same as saying that "the Human extends authority to that other individual".
But, if a Human has free will, then the Human does not need to extend authority to anyone else.
And, if a Human does not have free will, then the Human is a robot. (And, therefore, is not a Human after all).
What has happened is the attitude of 'safety in numbers' has become ingrained into the public psyche. As in "If I do what everyone else does, then I won't be picked upon … they'll leave me alone".
Which works fine … up to a point. It works fine until those to whom 'authority' was extended start demanding excessively ... while the Human has only ever "Done what everyone else does".
And these excessive demands originate because so many have extended the necessary authority (i.e. 'have bent to the will so many times on previous occasions, that the authority to make further demands is assumed to be automatic') … the 'Authorities' were given an inch and (by their very natures) they took a mile.
And that's the risk that is always run when a Human extends authority to any other Human.
Taking that mile is done very slowly & very carefully. (David Icke calls it "The Totalitarian Tiptoe").
When someone, assuming 'authority', may create some kind of Order, it is important to remember that they have no authority over you, unless you extend it to them. One way to establish this is to realise that 'the servicing of Orders' is chargeable. And that you can set the rate to charge.