And I have seen people (the sort of people who think “Do what thou wilt” means you can be a complete sociopath because they haven’t grasped why it’s THOU) say well see that means I can go anywhere and don’t have to wear a mask or a condom.
It doesn’t though, because doing so negates basically half the list for everyone else. Like you’re not free to carve as you will into someone’s chest because that fucks up their right to live and die as they will, as well as most of the rest.
It’s also not a holy text, or not a product of revelation at any rate, it’s a very human text and a very idealistic text. If you’re going to use it to think with at all you have to think with the whole thing, not just the bits that suit you right now.
Those who would be tyrants scream freedom and mean tyranny, and they have a foothold and we have to shake them loose without caring how they fall.