When you were very small, your parents put you on a pot and told you to do it there instead. So you did. And it worked. Then they gave you a spoon and told you to spoon for yourself, and not into your ear, and because it worked out more satisfactorily that way, you did so. They told you to take care and not fall down, and you learned that it was better to take their good advice. And so you learned obedience.
Because they knew no better, they also told you penny wise, pound foolish, or some such thing, and because you knew from experience that they only intended you good, you believed them.
But there comes a time when you have to think for yourself, and that time for you has now come.
In the same way that you know that you can't say 'Abracadabra, voom', and two half-mile-high asbestos and concrete and steel buildings will turn obligingly though untidily to dust (just you go ahead and try it), even if you take the precaution to fly a plane into them to encourage others 'to believe' - or even neglect the plane on an only slightly smaller sturdy building - you should also know that a piece of pretty paper has no REAL value even though the rest of silly humanity has been believing so for five thousand years, particularly when you hear 'them' say "Abracadabra - a quadrillion bucks in derivatives! and you and your descendants now owe us twenty trillion and the rest of your planetary birthright till Kingdom Come". Why should you know that? Because, Reader, you can now think for yourself.
So you should not still have to have to practise your infant potty-obedience when they say, "Come here, put on these nice clothes, take this here bangy-thang, and shoot all those women and kids over there and do unspeakable thangs to their rag-head males just because we want the oil they're sitting on", should you? - Er, in case you're unsure, Earnest Reader, the answer to that should be "No", but you should think 'why not' for yourself.
Similarly, when there is no traffic about and the lights tell you to 'Walk' or 'Don't walk', it is well to remember that you have a brain and eyes and ears. A thinking adult obeying dumb automatic lights is twice as mindless as the lights themselves unless your particular vice is to just rejoice in someone else's intention to control you absolutely. And the cop who is just about to jump on you with a ticket for said 'offense' should also exercise the brain he was born with, recognize that the real offense is the attempt to totally control others for criminal and very sinister reasons, and do something about THAT instead.
We really have to learn to question things, and to doubt when others ask us to connive in our own destruction and that of our families just because they think the world is nicer that way - Because for us it isn't.
So we have to learn to say, 'No', or even 'HELL NO!' to doing wicked or stupid things. "Someone told us to do it" does not relieve us of personal responsibility for our actions any more than suspending belief will equally suspend gravity any time we chance to step off a cliff (and we are NOT suggesting any Earnest Reader should try THAT . . . though should the malefactors as a group want to try proving points . . .)
NOT doing something wrong when told to do it is not any wicked "Refusing to obey an order". It is doing the right thing. And if anyone tells you otherwise, then tell us who, and we will follow it all the way up to where the buck stops, and by now we should all know very well who and where that is Downtown and in The City. WE have to be the arbiters of what we do and say, not others, and alien others at that, bent on their own fell intentions, which include our elimination from the scheme of things.
When leaders benevolent to their populations die and the financial markets bound in joyous reaction to the freedom of wicked vermin once more to fix on their victims' jugulars, it tells you all you need to know about finance and those who operate it, even though dumb humanity has been letting them get away with their lethal scam for five thousand years.
When the advertizers say, "Eat this crud" or "You need this garbage", just realize that you're big folks now, and you don't have to do it just because paid advertizers have paid someone to 'say' what psychologists are paid to tell them "will sure woik and you can break out the champagne".
We have to stop both giving orders and obeying orders. And we have to stop believing everything we are told, particularly by media which are wielded as a weapon to serve only masters traditionally inimical to the interests and even survival of us all. Co-operate only in what you know is right, and help prevent what you know to be wrong.
So, on an even more serious note, ALL military and law-enforcement agents really have to learn to say 'no', or 'Hell no', or just laugh. And then work toward the total control or even abolition of the tool of finance and its wicked manipulators. If you all do that, it will be a much better world. For the rest of you who don't, though you don't know it, and I hate to tell you this, you are just pigs in the shute. You had better learn to say 'Hell NO' pdq, and why so.
So, who is it that you must obey? No one, Reader, other than yourself and your own conscience. I suggest that you all disbelieve, and question every thing, and when the answer comes up three lemons, seriously, just don't do it. YOU are your sole and only boss. It is time for us all to take charge of our own lives and our own destinies. What can they do to you otherwise? - shout? - speak to you 'most seriously'? - Laugh at them. Ignore them. This is YOUR world, too - not solely of those who intend you poor and intend you dead. Think about that. This is YOUR world.
This advice? - is three cherries.