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The Beast Must Eat

March 17, 2010

by Dahni

© Copyright 3/17/10

all rights reserved

HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

The List (simplified)

8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Today: The Beast Must Eat

Last time WE looked at how the Hegel’s Theorem or the Hegelian dialectic   intentionally or not, drives OUR country, OUR republic and OUR lives. What WE cannot detect, WE cannot correct. What WE fail to correct, by default, WE allow this corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” to continue. Hegel’s Theorem or the Hegelian dialectic simply stated is:

Thesis – Antithesis and Synthesis

or

Crisis + Reaction (fear) = Solution is government (but ends with a loss of Liberty)

So today WE will go back in history to the year 1861, when the corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” first started. From that year, WE will look at some of the events forward through the years and how each event was considered to be a crisis. WE need to look at what the reactions were to these crises. WE need to see how government responded (synthesized the crisis & reaction) or attempted to solve the crises and what was seized in the process. WE will see that intentionally or not, it follows the Hegelian dialectic. The Beast Must Eat!

Crisis + Reaction (fear) = Government is the Solution

  1. In 1861, Congress had adjourned sine die (pronounced sign-e die-e, Latin “without a day”), to reconvene. President Abraham Lincoln summoned them back by presidential order April 15, 1861, invoking the “Extraordinary occasions” clause of the U.S, Constitution Article 2 Section 3. Congress responded as ordered and citing the same clause as the president, re-convened July 4th, 1861. What was the crisis? To suppress a rebellion. What was the reaction? Unless the president responded, the government would be overthrown. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? The military and Congress was under the control of the executive branch and ultimately the president. Ever since, Congress remains to this day, an Executive Congress. The military still answers to the commander and chief, the president. Presidential orders circumvent Congress by not declaring war, but referring to some type of police action, peace-keeping mission, special operations, or to suppress a rebellion etc. These ‘way-around-s’ allows the president to call out the military at will without congressional approval.
  2. If the Congress was under the jurisdiction or control of the Executive Branch, how did the Judiciary operate? No matter how one looks at this, whether they choose to use the words Martial Law or not, this was not a normal constitutional Judiciary Branch. The president from the proclamation of 1861, called the military into service as the Commander in Chief, to suppress a rebellion, not to declare a war as only Congress could do. The military and/or military justice (rule by force) would replace the courts (rule by law). Therefore, it was an Executive Judiciary. If you prefer, call this an Extraordinary Occasion Judiciary. In Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution it states in part “The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in case of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it…” Even though the Judiciary Branch has continued to operate since 1861 and specifically 1863 under the Conscription Act ever since, it has done so as an ‘extraordinary Occasion’ Judiciary. What was the crisis? The Civil War was technically a rebellion. What was the reaction? Unless the military was able to keep order, the judiciary would cease to exist. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? The Judiciary Branch of government has been under the jurisdiction of the Executive Branch since 1863, specifically.
  3. On February 25, 1863 The National Bank Act became federal law. It established a “system” for a national security holding body for the existence of the monetary policy of the state. The Act, together with Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of “greenbacks,” raised money for the federal government in the American Civil War by enticing banks to buy federal bonds and taxing state bank issued currency out of existence. The law was later replaced by the National Bank Act of 1864 and other such laws, including the 16th Amendment to the Constitution (income tax) ever since. What was the crisis? There was not enough money to support the suppression of a rebellion. What was the reaction? Unless the president acted, banks would fail. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? ‘Greenbacks’ were offered and banks were induced to buy bonds for profit. In the end, the government took over the banking industry. This remains in effect today under the name of, the Federal Reserve System.
  4. In 1863, Congress passed the Conscription Act and it was signed into law by President Lincoln March 3rd, 1863. Not only did this law require people to be drafted into the military, but to enforce the law, it set up “districts” among all the northern states and when under control of the union army, all the southern states as well. While appearing constitutional among the states, in having representation in congress, the true power of enforcement was a provost-marshal of each “district.” Under this law there is a crisis within a crisis. What was the first crisis? There were an insufficient numbers of union forces, to suppress a rebellion. What was the reaction? Unless the government acted, the North would be overthrown.  What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? The government instituted a national draft, but to enforce it would require the military to take over the states and thus made them “district” states ever since. What was the crisis within this law? The sick, poor, and elderly would have no one to care for them if their only provider was drafted. What was the reaction? The poor, sick and elderly would perish without provision made for them. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? The government granted exception to the draft for legitimate reasons, and also provided exceptions in the form of $300 or if a suitable replacement was sent on the person’s behalf. Basically, only a person of means could afford either means of being excepted. These two exceptions caused riots, the worse of which was in New York City, New York lasting several days and was only put down by military force where brothers literally fired on their own brothers. Even after the conflict among the states ended, the states are still, “district” states today. This law has never been rescinded, cancelled or overturned.
  5. General Orders No. 100 by President Lincoln, 24 April 1863, effectively put the entire country under Martial Law. It is specifically so named in SECTION I – “Martial Law – Military jurisdiction – Military necessity – Retaliation.” Even though Martial Law was lifted after the war, southern states re-entered the union and habeas corpus was restored, the plans or modifications of Martial Law remain. What was the crisis? The suppression of a rebellion was the crisis. What was the reaction? Unless the president acted, the government would be overturned. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? The power to call Martial Law can be brought to bear by an Executive Congress and ultimately the Executive Branch (the president) invoking the clause in the U.S. Constitution, “extraordinary Occasions.” It is interesting to note however, that Martial Law technically is only in force until the crisis is abated. Martial Law was lifted at the end of the conflict. But ordinarily, when a crisis exists and the solution is put in place, even after the crisis ends, the government still has the jurisdiction. Another way to look at this is that nothing is ever fixed by government; it is an on-going process of modifications and expansion. The Beast must eat and continue to eat.
  6. On January 31, 1865, Congress passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, making it law that slavery or involuntary servitude “shall not exist.” It was ratified by the several states December 6, 1865. What was the crisis? Not all slaves were freed. What was the reaction? Unless the government acted, slaves not freed in the Emancipation Act of 1862 (all southern states of the Confederacy) and the Emancipation Act of 1863 (only specific areas, but not all), slavery would continue in areas not defined. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? All slaves were freed and slavery was outlawed, but this amendment goes on to show that while anyplace within or the territories of the United States would be, “subject to their jurisdiction,” meaning the federal government.
  7. The Secret Service Division was created on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency. In 1867 Secret Service responsibilities were broadened to include “detecting persons perpetrating frauds against the government.” What was the crisis? Counterfeit and fraud. What was the reaction? Unless the government acted, wide-sweeping counterfeit currency and other frauds against the government would produce anarchy and take the republic down. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? In addition to the Secret Service, later a police force was created for the ‘District’ under the Secret Service. It’s powers would later include, protection of presidential and vice presidential nominees, those serving in this capacity, their immediate families, protection of the above after their terms of service, protection of embassies, dignitaries (foreign and domestic), control of events featuring such dignitaries, and now ‘cyber’ or Internet crime among others. It is now part of Homeland Security.
  8. On June 13, 1866, Congress passed the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and it was ratified by the several states July 9th, 1868. What was the crisis? Citizenship and the enforcement of rights was the crisis. What was the reaction? Unless the government acted, citizenship would be questionable and rights for all would not be secured.  What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? Citizens were no longer born or naturalized citizens of the state where they were born, but where they “reside.” The amendment makes all citizens of the several states, also citizens of the United States. From the 14th Amendment Section 1. – “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof…” So this amendment makes all its citizens under the jurisdiction of the federal government. Section 2 allows voters of the several states to vote for the members of Congress to represent their state, their state representatives; for the Vice President and President; electors and it raises the age of voter eligibility to 21. But all voters are “subject to the jurisdiction thereof…” of the federal government and this amendment increases a person, persons, or party’s potential control, by increasing the availability of votes received in an election.
  9. Amendment 15 was passed by Congress February 26, 1869 and ratified by the several states, February 3, 1870, giving power to vote to all races and color regardless of previous servitude. What was the crisis? Former freed slaves were denied the right to vote. What was the reaction? Unless the government acted, citizenship would be questionable and rights for all would not be secured. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? This amendment following the 14th amendment, the 15th made all races and colors of people citizens of the state where they “reside” and citizens of the United States, but “subject to the jurisdiction thereof…”
  10. To supposedly consolidate the area in and around Washington, D.C., Congress passed the Organic Act of 1871, creating a constitutional government “not inconsistent with” the U.S. Constitution and making this a corporate municipal government giving Congress “exclusive” control over it. It is set up as a republic. It does have a constitution. Its physical boundaries are confined to 10 square miles. What was the crisis? Overlapping areas in around Washington had no consistent government. The other crisis was the reconstruction of the country from the Civil War. Money was needed to re-build the North and the South. What was the reaction? Unless the government acted, the city of Washington would be in disarray and there would not be enough money to rebuild the union. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? Congress by presidential order in 1861 to which Congress complied, became under the jurisdiction of the Executive Branch. The Conscription Act of 1863 took jurisdiction over the states making them “district” states and the Judiciary was under the jurisdiction of the Executive Branch. The 14th Amendment made all citizens of the state where they reside, also citizens of the United States and the jurisdiction of all citizens resides with the federal government.  The 15th Amendment made all races and colors subject to the jurisdiction of the federal government. The Organic Act of 1871 made all “districts” and all citizens under the jurisdiction of ‘The District” also incorporated. This gave the government “exclusive” power to enter into contract with any and all investors, banks etc. both foreign and domestic to borrow money for reconstruction or any future need.
  11. Amendment 16, passed by Congress July 2, 1909 and supposedly ratified by a sufficient number of states February 3, 1913, allowed the government to collect taxes “…from whatever source derived…” What was the crisis? Insufficient money to run the government and secure the rights of the people. By 1914, just a year after ratification, the entire planet would be effected by WWW I. What was the reaction? Unless the government acted, it would run out of money and the security of the nation would be in jeopardy. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? This amendment gave “power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”
  12. Amendment 17 was passed by Congress May 13, 1912 and ratified April 8, 1913. It modified Article I, section 3, of the Constitution in that the people were allowed to elect senators from their state and for the governor to appoint senators temporally when vacancies occurred, provided such appointments were approved by their state legislatures. What was the crisis? The people did not always approve of the appointment of senators by their state Legislatures. What was the reaction? Unless this amendment was ratified, the people did not believe they were properly being represented. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? Though elected by popular vote, elections could still be decided by a certain numbers of ‘electors.’ The governor with approval of the state Legislature could still fill vacancies with those not necessarily the choice of the people. Congress would still have the power to accept or deny the appointments.
  13. Amendment 18 was passed by Congress December 18, 1917 and ratified January 16, 1919.  From Section 1, the amendment made the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes…” illegal.  What was the crisis? Mobs and gangsters were controlling much of the liquor trade. What was the reaction? Unless the government stepped in to control the corruption, the country would be overrun by the ‘Mob’ and rival gangs. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? The government took control of not the mobs and gangs, but a legitimate industry. Although this amendment made it difficult for the mobs and gangs to operate, it had the opposite effect in that it influenced the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors. Many turned to homegrown ‘stills.’ These were prevalent in the hills of Arkansas and difficult to find. Many not detected during prohibition were abandoned after prohibition (see. Amendment 21 for the appeal of Amendment 18). But many of these stills were re-used many years later for the production of methamphetamine (Meth) and at one point; Arkansas was the largest producer of this illegal drug in the entire country.
  14. The 19th Amendment passed by Congress June 4th, 1919 and ratified by the several states August 18th, 1920 allowed all sexes the rights of all citizens including the right to vote. What was the crisis? Women were becoming organized and protested inequality. What was the reaction? Unless the government acted, it would run the risk of alienating women and making a mockery of “created equal” and “WE the People” clauses from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? With the government giving equal citizenship and the power to vote to all sexes, following the 14 Amendment, all sexes are subject to the jurisdiction thereof…” and this also would increase the numbers of votes cast in an election to potentially secure the power of a person, persons or a party’s control.

Time is insufficient to write of many other such events, laws and amendments. But research for you, the crisis, reaction and synthesis (government solution) of almost any law, any agency, any amendment and essentially, anything the government does.Ÿ

  • Stock market crash in 1929
  • FDIC – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1933
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission 1934
  • Presidential, Executive Order 6102 made all privately held gold of American citizens, property of the US Treasury.
  • Gold bullion remained illegal for Americans to own until President Ford rescinded the order in 1974. Even so, the silver and gold standard of the Constitution has never been restored and the money has been replaced with ‘Federal Reserve Notes.’
  • Social Security – What was the crisis, the reaction and the synthesis? What did the government seize or have access to?
  • December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was attacked
  • Monday, November 9, 1942 the case that challenged the Commerce Clause, was decided in favor of the government and has ever since favored the government.
  • February 19, 1942 – Executive Order 9066, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt allowed authorized military commanders to designate “military areas” at their discretion, “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” These “exclusion zones,” unlike the “alien enemy” roundups, were applicable to anyone that an authorized military commander might choose, whether citizen or non-citizen. Eventually such zones would include parts of both the East and West Coasts, totaling about 1/3 of the country by area. Unlike the subsequent detainment and internment programs that would come to be applied to large numbers of Japanese Americans, detentions and restrictions directly under this Individual Exclusion Program were placed primarily on individuals of German or Italian ancestry, including American citizens.
  • Withholding Taxes were introduced in1943
  • Origins of: CIA, FBI, ATF, IRS, ERA, FDA, FAA and many other federal agencies. What was the crisis, the reaction and the synthesis (solution by government) – what did they seize. Note: all the agencies have their own swat-team-like police force.
  • Manhattan Engineer District (MED). MED refers specifically to the period of the project from 1942–1946 under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under the administration of General Leslie R. Groves. The scientific research was directed by American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Secret installations all under the jurisdiction or control of the Federal Government, sprung up all over the country to test and to produce the atomic bomb which was dropped on Japan at the order of President Truman, the next president after FDR. The veil of secrecy began to hide funding, to answer questions with plausible deniability and rationalize its intents and purposes under the phrase of, ‘National Security.’ National Security tends to cover any and all actions the government decides to hide from the people.
  • Amendment 26 passed Congress March 23, 1971 and was ratified July 1, 1971 by the several states. This amendment lowered the age of citizenship and the power to vote from 21 (Amendment 14 Section 2 U.S. Constitution) to 18 years of age. What was the crisis? Insufficient numbers in the military existed to support a potentially long and drawn-out military action in Vietnam and the rights of the people in Vietnam would be in question. What was the reaction? The national draft had been reinstated even though it technically has remained in force since the Conscription Act of 1863 (ages 20 – 45). What we refer to as the Vietnam War was never technically a war, but a ‘police action.’ Unless the government acted, it would run the risk of alienating the eighteen year olds. If the draft age was lowered and one was to risk their life in service in the military at age 18, they should be entitled to vote and have equal protection under the law. What was the synthesis or solution by the government, what was seized? The draft age was lowered and the voting age afforded them equal protection under the law. But following the 14th Amendment, all 18 year olds and above are subject to the jurisdiction thereof…” This amendment also allowed greater potential control of a person, persons or party by increasing the number of potential votes cast in an election. It also decreased the numbers of people protected as juveniles. Please note: All military in essence, supposedly surrender their constitutional rights, except the right to vote. Their justice is administered by military justice. Jurisdiction resides with chain of command and ultimately the Commander and Chief, the President of the United States.

It is more than abundantly clear that the Hegelian dialectic has been used in making decisions for US by the government. It is more than abundantly clear that what government seizes or takes control of, it does not forfeit, even after the crisis has ended. Instead, laws and control are modified and expanded. The beast must eat. Quite often exceptions supersede and overtake the rules. No matter what, the beast must eat, continue to eat and eat at any and all costs.

Whether these decisions were made or are made as a conspiracy or not, does not matter. The consequences are still the same. It is more than abundantly clear that this is a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system.” It is more than abundantly clear that it is a mindset, deliberate and continual. This mindset; this “system” is just one error not detected and not corrected, built upon one after another, for well over a hundred years. The beast must eat. The only solution is to no longer feed it and allow it to die!

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Mind Control

March 12, 2010

by Dahni

© Copyright 3/12/10

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HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

The List (simplified)

8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Today: Mind Control

Mind Control? OH my, is this about drugs or some group manipulating OUR thoughts? Rest assured, neither of those ‘extreme’ measures are the purpose of this post. But every voluntary action taken is preceded by thought. If the thought or thoughts are askew, the actions taken will produce consequences. Like garbage in = garbage out. It does not matter if this manipulation is intentional or errors left undetected and uncorrected, the outcome will still end with consequences.

Last time, WE saw that WE the People are precariously in the middle of two different, but similar forces. From one hand, without realizing that it is OUR differences that keep US divided, it is as if WE had taken some blue mindset altering or maintenance pill. From the other hand, without realizing that it is a corrupt “system” that always seeks power and control, it is as if, WE had taken some red mindset altering or maintenance pill. The all pervading effects of each, act as if WE had taken both the blue and the red pill. This mix of colors makes purple. The effects of which, keep US in a Purple Haze, where WE hardly recognize ourselves or OUR republic anymore. But WE have a choice. WE have the power to end this confusion and mindset and restore OUR republic, OUR balance and OUR control over the security of OUR unalienable rights and those of OUR posterity.

Have WE ever heard or read something similar to the following?

WE have looked into the face of OUR enemy and it is US.

-unknown-

or

“…WE are OUR own worst enemy…”

-Louis Binstock-

In OUR failure to recognize what divides US, or the corrupt “system” that always seeks power and control over US, WE by default, allow both to continue. Have WE ever heard or read “knowledge is power?” This is only true in that this power, is only potential power. If WE the people, being informed; empowered by this knowledge do not act upon this knowledge, WE by default, allow the division and the corrupt “system” to continue.

In a previous post WE were introduced to the Hegelian Dialectic. See:

Convening a Constitutional Congress

Hegel is known for the theorem:

‘Thesis, antithesis and synthesis.’

Another way to see this is:

Problem – Reaction –  Solution

And yet another is:

Crisis – Fear – Rescue (but ends with a loss of Liberty)

This theorem may be simply known as, the ‘Hegelian dialectic.’

“…the State ‘has the supreme right against the individual, whose supreme duty is to be a member of the State… for the right of the world spirit is above all special privileges.'”

-Author/historian William Shirer, quoting Georg Hegel in his book, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich’ (1959, page 144)-

In 1847, the London Communist League (Karl Marx and Frederick Engels) used Hegel’s theory (Hegelian dialectic) to back up their economic theory of communism. In the 21st century, this thinking affects our entire social and political structure. This theory is a framework for guiding thoughts and actions into conflicts that lead to a predetermined solution. Simply seen:

Have a crisis, produce a crisis or make US think WE have a crisis + the government comes to the rescue = solution.

“The State is the march of God through the World, its ground is the power of reason realizing itself as will.”

-From G.W.F. Hegel, Philosophy of Law in Jacob Loewenberg (ed.), Hegel: Selections (New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1929), pp. 443-444, 447.-

Intentionally or not, if WE the People do not recognize how the Hegelian dialectic drives OUR country, OUR republic and OUR lives, WE by default, allow this “system” to continue.

Hegel’s theorem as applied in OUR country is based on the thesis – the state (OUR government) encounters some conflict, some crisis. The antithesis is the reaction of fear that unless  – the state (OUR government) can solve the crisis, there will be consequences. The synthesis is that if WE the People encountering the crisis and react with fear to it, WE exercise OUR freedom of will to the state (OUR government) to relive US of OUR fears. In so doing, each time the state attempts to solve the crisis, WE the People relinquish more and more of OUR control to it.

As per this theorem, all conflicts of interest are controlled within the state. And remember, according to Hegel, the “state is God’s march through the world.”  Let’s look at an example of Hegelian dialectic in a situation most of US are all too familiar with.

There is a campaign in progress. WE the People are pretty close on the issues. There are two candidates and WE are equally divided on the candidate WE think has the best qualifications. For whatever reasons, let’s say candidate A. is quite certain they cannot win strictly on the issues alone. So candidate A. digs up dirt on candidate B. Candidate B. responds in kind and releases dirt on candidate A. The worse the dirt is and the scarier either candidate appears to US, the further away from each other WE become. In the political spectrum, WE call these positions either ‘far-left’ or ‘far-right.’  In the final outcome, candidate A. wins the election in numbers of votes, not cast for their position on the issues, but by votes cast against the other candidate and that their candidacy would save US from the other. So the process ends by all OUR votes merging as a single entity.

The debate is framed and controlled by candidate A. that wins the election not on the issues, but by convincing both sides that voting for their candidacy would avert the crisis (perceived or real) that candidate B. would cause if elected. WE call these ‘smear campaigns’ and have seen this type of behavior, time and time again. What is the common reaction heard to this? Oh, “it’s just politics,” is commonly something WE hear. WE complain about it, dismiss it, but it does not seem to go away, why? Why, because it is allowed to continue.

Another example of Hegelian dialectic would be, using the same election, is to get some to consider wild accusations and think, maybe they’re true. On the other side, if you can get people to not care because of the negative campaign, they become less likely to vote for candidate B. and not vote at all, which helps candidate A. They are also, more likely to vote for candidate A. if they are promised something they care about; not offered by candidate B. Look at this purely from the standpoint of finances.

Candidate A. has lots of money to spend and candidate B. does not. Candidate A. becomes a ‘darling’ to business and the media, now benefiting from the infusion of cash. Question: Are you more or less likely to favor candidate A. if you are being paid to cover their campaign? People siding with Candidate B. might perceive this as Candidate A. ‘trying to buy the election.’ But their reaction to this could very easily be manipulated by the fear of loss. They do not want to vote for a loser and vote for candidate A. perceived as a winner. With more money to spend than candidate B., candidate A. can spend more money on making promises, specifically to those that don’t care. Even apathy is fear.

In all the examples above, a crisis is perceived and instead of reason applied to voting, fear is the factor and the election is won by candidate A. not on the issues, but by being perceived as the only solution to the crisis. Now take all the same examples and apply the Hegelian dialectic, to the dominating two-party political “system” in OUR country.

Look at every advertisement; every marketing strategy, for nearly every single product or service sold through every vehicle possible. Look at them with new eyes. Are most of these not directed at some fear and the desire to not have the fear and then those offering the product or service come to the rescue as the only solution?

Now it’s one thing for a writer of fiction to develop plots involving heroes and villains; heroines and villainesses and lead the reader to a preconceived conclusion, but this is real life WE are discussing here.

This next image might be somewhat familiar to most of US, but also strangely unfamiliar at the same time. Four wise monkeys, but I thought there were only three?

Iwazaru                  Mizaru                Kikazaru             Shizaru

Speak no evil  –   See no evil  –   Hear no evil  –   Do no evil

The three wise monkeys (Japanese: san’en or sanzaru, or sanbiki no saru, literally “three monkeys”) are a pictorial maxim (saying). Together they express the idea to: “Speak no evil, see no evil and to hear no evil.” But quite often there is a fourth monkey, usually not seen in western culture. Shizaru, symbolizes the principle of “do no evil“. This monkey may be shown covering its abdomen or genital area, or crossing its arms.

Note: Both chimpanzees and monkeys are primates, though monkeys are less closely related to people. The main obvious difference between the two is that monkeys have tails and chimps do not. Monkeys  are structurally closer to four-legged animals like cats and dogs, while chimpanzees and other apes are more similar to human beings, both structurally and in terms of their level of intelligence and behavior. Sorry if I offended any monkeys, chimpanzees or apes. I liked the picture of the chimps better than others found with monkeys. But the story, the pictorial maxim (saying) is about monkeys.    🙂

Perhaps the comparison to monkeys and OUR lives is a little simplistic, but still a great way to live. But what if there is uncertainty or confusion over what is evil that WE should not speak, see, hear or do?

Thomas Jefferson was very keen on education so that OUR decisions are ruled by reason and not by fear. A 1700’s solution is still appropriate for today.

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.”

-Thomas Jefferson-

The same four little monkeys (chimps) above, could they not be manipulated by fear to not speak, see, hear or do that which is right? And could these same four little monkeys (chimps) be manipulated to speak of darkness and call it light; see evil and perceive it as goodness; hear evil and internalize it as righteousness, and do that which is wrong and rationalize it as right and justified?

Does this smack of conspiracy or smell like Orwellian fiction coming true?

“The adjective “Orwellian” describes the situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free society. It connotes an attitude and a policy of control by propaganda, surveillance, misinformation, denial of truth, and manipulation of the past, including the “unperson” — a person whose past existence is expunged from the public record and memory, practiced by modern repressive governments”

-Quote from: Wikipedia-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwellian

From the book, ‘The ideological origins of the American Revolution,’ by Bernard Bailyn the following is found.

-from: ‘The ideological origins of the American Revolution’- Bernard Bailyn, page 120-

Here is the father of OUR country in 1774, using the word “systematic,” the root being, “system.” Did he believe in or was he suggesting some conspiracy theory?

Thomas Jefferson wrote:

“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.”

-Thomas Jefferson-

Here again, Jefferson uses the word “systematic” and the root of course, again, is “system.” Did he believe in or was he suggesting a conspiracy theory? “Conspiracy,” “deliberate” and “systematic” words aside, is not a reconciliation of the above quotes by Washington and Jefferson possible?  Did either have access to any such written conspiracy? It matters not if there was such a plan existing, actions taken were still “systematic” and “deliberate.” Errors that occurred in the past, neither detected nor corrected and therefore continuing in the present is still a “system,” a mindset. Yes, it is a “system.” Yes, it is a mindset allowed to continue, by failing first to detect it and then failing to correct it.

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”

-George Washington-

To take, hold and keep power is seductive. With power comes what I call the “trappings of power.” It is like the flame that draws the moth or a baited ‘trap.’ Fear of loss of power often brings the reaction of fire, the claws of a predator or the venom in the fangs of a snake. It will defend itself. It will justify itself. It will always seize more power, if left to its own devices.

In our present-day, it is illegal for you and me to have a poker game, to play for money, in the privacy of OUR own homes. But it’s OK if the state sanctions it as lotto or racetracks etc. because it is all for some good cause? It’s OK to go to Las Vegas, visit a casino or if you take risks at the stock market on Wall Street? Extortion is illegal, but high interest like what a ‘loan shark’ might ‘shake down’ people for, is perfectly legal for a bank to charge? Bribery – the offering and  acceptance of a bribe are illegal, but lobbying and accepting campaign contributions is not only legal, but perfectly acceptable? Perjury or lying under oath is a crime, but little ‘white lies,’ ‘spin,’ and depending on “what is, is,” is OK?

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

-George Washington-

Conspiracies and conspiracy theories, what do they do; what do they accomplish, even if true? There have been many such theories in our lifetimes of the 20th Century and even today. Was it known by OUR government in advance, of  the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7th, 1942? What about the JFK conspiracies and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? Another theory suggests that no one has ever landed on the moon? Then there is the theory that our own government planned the attack on the ‘Twin Towers,’ September 11th, 2001? There is the New World Order Conspiracy? The list goes on and on. There are two things for certain that all these theories do, whether or not they are true. These conspiracy theories promote fear and influence the casting of blame. What good does fear do or what does blaming others accomplish? Intentional or not, fear and blame are still the by-products of a corrupt “system;” a mindset of that’s the way it is; that’s the way it is done. Do WE not see that this is a corrupt “system;” a mindset?

Question everything and everyone with boldness said Jefferson. WE must research and re-search OUR research again. Then WE must research and re-search until WE are sufficiently educated and well informed. Then WE will see how every time in OUR history that some of OUR liberty has been taken, it is always preceded by some real or perceived crisis. Then the government has been perceived as the only entity to solve OUR problems and allay OUR fears. The price for this service is to charge US dearly for the privilege of taking OUR liberty and to keep US dependent! None have such a right to take what can neither be taken nor forfeited!

For OUR purposes here, it does not matter if this all were some purposed Grand Scheme, an intentional conspiracy with a real person, persons, party or international consortium to blame. It does not matter that it is a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system,” that has evolved from errors in the past that have not been detected and therefore, have never been corrected. Why does neither of these matter? Because the consequences would still be the same and they are the same! The beginning was still in 1861! The solution is still in OUR hands!

Next time WE will go through some (not all), of the events since 1861, from the perspective of crises and how laws and even amendments to OUR Constitution ended with more and more of OUR liberty being seized. Am I suggesting the Hegelian dialectic is present in OUR republic? Yes!

Next Time: The Beast Must Eat

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Dahni
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