7 July A.D. 2011
The article below is by R.K. Blacksher. It was posted 5 July 2011. In the link at strike-the-root.com, he lists his occupation as “Drone.” Creative, anyway.
This author prefers Pat Shannan’s lesson in the matter. The term “constitution-ist” is the proper description of one who supports, promotes a/the “constitution,” as contrasted with the term “constitution-al-ist,” which is one who supports a/the “constitutional,” which term IS a noun, and, in some parts of the country, that noun refers to the function of the last part of the alimentary canal. What Blacksher is saying, in his way, is that there are no political solutions.
Here is the very last concept in this piece: “People cannot free themselves if they do not believe they are enslaved. People need to stop trying to free themselves through politics and start trying to free themselves from politics.”
Clearly, Blacksher does not yet understand, completely, the nature of the problem, because slaves have zero authority to obligate themselves or their property commercially. It’s precisely because there is NO slavery that the present “funny money” system “works.” Said another way, involuntary bondage had to go in order for it to be replaced with our present condition of voluntary bondage.
Slaves can’t get credit cards or open retirement accounts or purchase land or cars, etc. Only those with the legal capacity to enter into agreements may engage in even the basics of commercial activity. In the same way that children and medically incompetent people have no “capacity” to bind themselves commercially, slaves have no capacity to bind themselves commercially.
Where one finds few legal remedies for involuntary bondage, given that such law exists in a society that finds it moral and acceptable for one human being to “own,” as property, another human being (which concept is all throughout Scripture), one has all kinds of remedies for Voluntary Bondage. Voluntary Bondage is the by-product of our present commercial system, in which we’re seduced, through our ignorance (unawareness) of our present legal reality, into binding, commercial obligations that are enforced in such a way as to make us think that the authority relied upon is law. Voluntary Bondage is something over which we have 100% control. Thus, on the flip side of that same coin, we have only ourselves to blame.
To play the game of politics is to pretend that the politicians are “the problem.” Thus, by changing them, the problem may be fixed via a different group of politicians who will then rewrite or just “delete” the offensive, oppressive, police-state “statutes.” Fortunately, that’s not how the present system functions. Since no politician in any office can ever compel anyone to sign up for any “gotcha agreement,” by which we impale ourselves on the horns of Voluntary Bondage, no politician, in or out of office, is “the” problem.
Very well said.
Harmon L. Taylor
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If you were sitting back in your recliner, watching your favorite TV programs, you would probably get accustomed to 300 Lbs. of log chain shackled to your ankle. As long as the remote works, you’re probably in good shape. Eventually, you’ll need to get to the fridge or the rest room. Someone could get you another snack, but for some things, you’re on your own. I hope there is someone to run to the store for new batteries for the remote, when you need them.
When people displaced by Hurricane Katrina were about to be moved from hotels to mobile homes, the question arose, “Who will bring us our meals?” This is how dependency works. That is the heavy chain that can make willing slaves of everyone. Some people are stubborn enough to drag that chain around, everywhere they go. Some just sit and wait for a someday that never comes. Some don’t consider removing the chain because they are told that they have to wear it. This is life on the Federal Debt Plantation. We all know what happened to Cool Hand Luke. As the chain gets heavier and the inconveniences multiply, people will be waiting for meals that never come. There is no remote that will change channels on U. S. Treasury debt. The labor to move the chain will become all yours.
Keeping Up Appearances
So often in the Commercial world, appearances do not match reality. We see happy consumers, cheerful, happy employees, Utopian community scenes and of course, promotional freebies. The anxiety of predatory marketing and suppressive consumer relations practices are an undercurrent of consumer abuse. All is not well in the land of Commerce, and we know it.
History records many destructive and injurious results from the Corporatist worldview. People are forced to yield to sub-human and abusive, uncaring demands. The result is that the social structure becomes fractured and communities are divided off to be conquered. Sweeping the streets and sprucing up the neighborhood can’t hide structural defects, for very long. Appearances mean nothing if they only hide the certainty of future damage.
The Corporatist response to a negative situation is to neutralize or eliminate people. When faced with an obstacle, Corporatism displaces populations and seizes resources. Opposition to Corporatist goals is met with acts of financial war, followed by occupation and subjugation. Civil disruption is the outward display of the deliberate dismantling of a social structure. Millions of people are rendered non-entities by social programs and development policies. When people submit to external management, they are not the highest priority. Government sees itself as the highest priority in society. Corporatism brings the mechanism of oppression together. People are measured for their cost-effectiveness. Their status within the corporate structure is changed according to inhuman parameters. Eventually, they are classified as “Expired”, before they stop breathing.
What can the public do to defend itself from the excesses of the Corporatist agenda? Overall, the Corporatist agenda ignores human concerns. Individual components of the corporate structure are more vulnerable, because they are replaceable agents. In many instances, another corporate entity steps in as the “White Knight” figure and punishes the transgressor. It’s a stage show that makes the public feel better and does nothing to actually penalize abusive behavior. Just because an “Under New Management” sign goes up, doesn’t mean anything. The process keeps up appearances long enough to continue the conquest of the economic environment. In the Corporatist world, people are no more real than the cartoon characters in their advertising. They don’t have to be. Their only purpose is to encourage a calculated and expected response.
A very sobering lesson comes out of examining the motives in promoting private agendas in the Corporatist structure and worldview. The great atrocities of history didn’t start out as finished plans. They were works in progress that went beyond their original vision. Concessions to expediency always seem like a good idea, at the time. The problem is that keeping up appearances sometimes results in the elimination and disposal of people. People wouldn’t normally shoot their neighbors in the head and bury them in a pit. Unfortunately, people have stood in silence, while others did it. After the fact, no one has a good answer for what they were thinking, at the time.
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