Sunday, June 9, 2013

Declaration of Interdependence

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

This week, under the contemporaneous moons of the Bilderberg gathering in Watford, United Kingdom and the hemorrhage of disclosures of heinous acquiescence of corporations colluding with the government under the rubric of "security" to violate the rights of the Governed, I am reminded of the reason why I write this blog.  I do not want to be silent when our humanity is transacted using the economic utility to which we blindly adhere.  It is not for our self-evident truths securing Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness but for the expedient protection of the self-enriching monetary benefit of the few that our Form of Government has become "destructive of these ends." 
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Under the treachery and malevolence named the Patriot Act,

Our Mercenary Lords have refused Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

Our Mercenary Lords have refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

Our Mercenary Lords have called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

Our Mercenary Lords have obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

Our Mercenary Lords have made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

Our Mercenary Lords have kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

Our Mercenary Lords have affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

By now you get the point.  In 237 years, we've been informed that we are not to fear the intruder from within because he's benevolent and protecting us from the unseen predator without.  The problem with this illogical proposition is the fact that we have supported a tyrannical system of economic hegemony - from land confiscation to cunning state-sponsored debtor state warfare done under the ruse of "economic development" - and when the oppressed rise up as did our Colonial forbearers, we label them perpetrators of terror.

The fact that the NSA leaks were sourced by an employee from Booz Allen Hamilton - a global outsourced intrusion specialist - is fascinating for a number of reasons.  Notably, while the President has lied in his recitation of the hollow assurance that, "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls," he's relying on a time-tested linguistic slight-of-hand.  By nobody, he actually means that there's not a real person actually listening to your conversation.  There are, however, quite capable machines that are taking your speech, encoding it to text and pouring over the text to find out your free association and how to construe it for the purpose of manipulation and control.  And the reason why Booz Allen Hamilton is in this story is because the business of violating the principles upon which this country was founded is BIG business.  Over $64 billion in market capitalization is created by the top four firms in the business of out-sourced fear and terror.  Spending a disclosed $53.9 billion each year on violating our founding impulses (with tens of billions undisclosed), our Mercenary Lords have made a bet that has paid off quite handsomely.  Stimulate persistent fear and instability and We the People will be cowed into mindless submission.  And for what purpose?  Well, let's see, the same impulse that gilds cathedrals with gold and embellishes lavish churches with Klieg lights - the fear of an unseen, certain evil.  It turns out that one of the most effective ways to separate the masses from their monetary wealth is to sell them fear.

The tyranny that we need to cast off is not some disembodied King of England, no sociopathic President or Congressman, no NSA, FBI or CIA, no Google or Verizon.  No we merely need to relinquish our predictable adherence to fear and, in so doing, eviscerate the utility of our own oppression.  With a firm reliance on the protection of Inherent Providence, we may then mutually pledge to, and exchange with, each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

1 comment:

  1. While agreeing with much of what you have written, you don't go deep enough to get to a place that can produce major systemic change.

    The major issue is the use of markets as a valuation mechanism. Markets value scarcity highly, and real abundance at zero. Thus there is no inherent market incentive to produce abundance of anything, yet most people need an abundance of certain key things - food, water, clean air, housing, sanitation, communication, education, and transport.

    If we are to make serious progress, then we much consciously choose to go beyond money, and taken monetary issues out of our major political choices. We must value human life above all else, all human life, everywhere.

    See my blog for more details.


Thank you for your comment. I look forward to considering this in the expanding dialogue. Dave