Toss the Labels and Live!

I Am NOT A Label

Published on Nov 2, 2015

A Poem about Labels, and why we MUST get rid of them.

Download this Spoken Word piece here:
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New Libertarian Manifesto

By Samuel Edward Konkin III

Libertarian Manifesto

Make it your own !

New Libertarian Manifesto – Chapter One

Uploaded on May 29, 2009

Excerpt from Samuel E. Konkin’s classic New Libertarian Manifesto, with text included. This is the first chapter, outlining the birth of the Left-Libertarian [i.e. Agorist] movement. Narrated by Mike Gogulski [www.nostate.com].

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Counter-economics: THIS is what a REAL revolution looks like

Published on Oct 26, 2015

SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=16733

Today James talks to Derrick Broze of TheConsciousResistance.com about the philosophy of agorism, the practice of counter-economics, and how the combination of this theory and practice is the true path to dismantling the state.

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Revolution: An Instruction Manual

Published on Jul 5, 2013

How to take down a tyrant without firing a shot.
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Why Gender Equality Is Good for Everyone — Men Included | Michael Kimmel | TED Talks

Published on Oct 6, 2015

Balance brings Abundance !

Do You Care

Yes, we all know it’s the right thing to do. But Michael Kimmel makes the surprising, funny, practical case for treating men and women equally in the workplace and at home. It’s not a zero-sum game, but a win-win that will result in more opportunity and more happiness for everybody.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design – plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate

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The United States and its Allies Confront their “Enemies”

Captured ISIL leaders in Iraq confess to receiving US intelligence support – Iraqi military commander: ‘We saw US coalition jets transporting terrorists’

Spokesman of Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalions) popular forces Jafar al-Hosseini disclosing that captured ISIL leaders have acknowledged receiving logistical backup and intelligence support from the US.

“As the ISIL commanders captured in Iraqi popular forces’ recent military operations have confessed, the US supports for the terrorist groups are not limited to the dispatch of logistical support,” Al-Hosseini told FNA on Sunday.

He reiterated that the US has provided the ISIL with intelligence about the Iraqi forces’ positions and targets. Read more at Sott.net:



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Global Research, October 22, 2015

The United States and its Allies

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palestineflagIsrael’s IDF Forces Kill Hebron Peace Activist, Hashem Azzeh

By Muftah, October 22 2015

Hashem Azzeh was the Israeli government’s worst nightmare. First, he was Palestinian. Second, he was educated, a medical doctor. Third, he was a leader in his community. Which brings us to his next offense, he was a peace activist.

Iraq-Syria-USU.S. Tells Iraq: If You Ally With Russia Against ISIS, “You’re Our Enemy”

By Eric Zuesse, October 22 2015

On October 14th, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the U.S. government had turned down the proposal from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for the U.S. and Russia to cooperate together to eliminate ISIS and other jihadists in Syria and in Iraq.

Assad présidentBashar Al Assad in Moscow. “Discussed Joint Operations, Military Strikes against Terrorists”

By Stephen Lendman, October 22 2015

Assad’s invitation to Moscow, making Western media headlines, shows solidarity between both leaders – committed to eliminate terrorism, defeat US regional imperial policy, as well as Putin’s respect for Syrian sovereignty and the right of its people alone to decide who’ll lead them, not America or any other foreign power.

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thIraq’s Hezbollah Battalions Planning to “Expel” US Occupation Forces from Anbar Province. Spokesman

By Fars News Agency, October 22 2015

Spokesman of Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalions) Jafar al-Hosseini underlined that his forces are planning to win back the city of Ramadi after expelling the American forces from Anbar province.

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qatarQatar Threatens Military Intervention in Syria in Support of Al Qaeda Rebels

By Sputnik, October 22 2015

Qatar which has been a major sponsor of jihadist groups fighting in Syria for years, now is actively considering a direct military intervention in the country, according to its officials.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). The Centre for Research on Globalization will not be responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article.
Copyright © Global Research News, Global Research, 2015

FLASHBACK – Afghan military commanders: ‘Our fight against Taliban is nonsense – Every time we surround terrorists, support helicopters rescue and relocate them’

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NATO troops betrayed by their governments

Mazar-e-Sharif – Persistent accounts of Western forces in Afghanistan using their helicopters to ferry Taliban fighters, strongly denied by the military, is feeding mistrust of the forces that are supposed to be bringing order to the country.

One such tale came from a soldier from the 209th Shahin Corps of the Afghan National Army, fighting against the growing insurgency in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan. Over several months, he had taken part in several pitched battles against the armed opposition.

“Just when the police and army managed to surround the Taliban in a village of Qala-e-Zaal district, we saw helicopters land with support teams,” he said. “They managed to rescue their friends from our encirclement, and even to inflict defeat on the Afghan National Army.”

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Lobbyists, Mind control and Neuro-linguistic programming

– The meaning of life is problem solving ! – Oct 22, 2015
Teach Kids To Think
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   This is how they control the people on the slave colonies. They solve the basic problems of food, clothing & shelter by providing you with jobs. Every two weeks they pay you in debt notes & within ten days you have given it all back. You don’t even know it’s not real money & that the nations are all bankrupt & under bankruptcy everything is prepaid. You are so brainwashed you can’t believe it, you deny it & you continue to go along with the corporate central bank tax scam. That leaves you free to solve more pressing problems like pizza or burgers, wine or beer, window or aisle, smoking or non, I love Lucy or American Idol Worship. You work all day in a corporate sweat shop. You pay taxes to the corporation of [your country name] then you watch Fake news scare you to death with war, murder, rape & corruption. You watch some sitcom Friends lie & cheat on each other for a laugh then you finish off the evening by witnessing some Criminal Minds plot & commit murder

Robert Reich: Lobbyists are snuffing our democracy, one legal bribe at a time

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 04:00 AM EST

The former secretary of labor makes the case for politicians disclosing three years’ worth of personal payments

Robert Reich

This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.

Washington has been rocked by the scandal of J. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House, indicted on charges of violating banking laws by paying $1.7 million (as part of a $3.5 million agreement) to conceal prior misconduct, allegedly child molestation.

That scandal contains another one that’s received less attention: the fact that Hastert, who never made much money as a teacher or a congressman, could manage such payments because after retiring from Congress he became a high-paid lobbyist.

This second scandal is perfectly legal but it’s a growing menace.

In the 1970s, only 3 percent of retiring members of Congress went on to become Washington lobbyists. Now, half of all retiring senators and 42 percent of retiring representatives become lobbyists.

This isn’t because more recent retirees have had fewer qualms. It’s because the financial rewards from lobbying have mushroomed, as big corporations and giant Wall Street banks have sunk fortunes into rigging the game to their advantage.

In every election cycle since 2008, more money has gone into lobbying at the federal level than into political campaigns. And an increasing portion of that lobbying money has gone into the pockets of former members of Congress.

In viewing campaign contributions as the major source of corruption we overlook the more insidious flow of direct, personal payments – much of which might be called “anticipatory bribery” because they enable office holders to cash in big after they’ve left office.

For years, former Republican House majority leader Eric Cantor was one of Wall Street’s strongest advocates – fighting for the bailout of the Street, to retain the Street’s tax advantages and subsidies, and to water down the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation.

Just two weeks after resigning from the House, Cantor joined the Wall Street investment bank of Moelis & Co., as vice chairman and managing director, starting with a $400,000 base salary, $400,000 initial cash bonus, and $1 million in stock.

Lobbying Defined

As Cantor explained, “I have known Ken [the bank’s CEO] for some time and … followed the growth and success of his firm.”

Exactly. They had been doing business together so long that Cantor must have anticipated the bribe.

Anticipatory bribery undermines trust in government almost as much as direct bribery. At a minimum, it can create the appearance of corruption, and raise questions in the public’s mind about the motives of public officials.

Was the Obama White House so easy on big Wall Street banks – never putting tough conditions on them for getting bailout money or prosecuting a single top Wall Street executive – because Tim Geithner, Barack Obama’s treasury secretary, and Peter Orszag, his director of the Office of Management and Budget, anticipated lucrative jobs on the Street? (Geithner became president of the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus when he left the administration; Orszag became Citigroup’s vice chairman for global banking.)

Another form of anticipatory bribery occurs when the payment comes in anticipation of a person holding office, and then delivering the favors.

According to the New York Times, as Marco Rubio ascended the ranks of Republican politics, billionaire Norman Braman not only bankrolled his campaigns but subsidized Rubio’s personal finances.

A case of anticipatory bribery? Certainly looks like it. In the Florida legislature, Rubio steered taxpayer funds to Braman’s favored causes, including an $80 million state grant to finance a genomics center at a private university and $5 million for cancer research at a Miami institute. “When Norman Braman brings [a proposal] to you,” Rubio said, “you take it seriously.”

Lobbying Obama

Hillary and Bill Clinton have made more than $25 million for 104 speeches since the start of last year, according to disclosure forms filed with the Federal Election Commission in mid May – of which she delivered 51, earning more than $11 million of the total.

Now that she’s running for president, she’s stopped giving paid speeches. But her husband says he intends to continue. “I gotta pay our bills,” he told NBC News.

Anticipatory bribery? Asked about his paid speeches, some of which pay $500,000 or more, Bill Clinton said, “People like to hear me speak.”

That may be the reason for the hefty fees, but is it possible that some portion comes in anticipation his having the intimate ear of the next president?

We need some rules here.

First, former government officials, including members of Congress, shouldn’t be able to lobby or take jobs in industries over which they had some oversight, for at least three years after leaving office.

Second, anyone who runs for office should bear the burden of showing that whatever personal payments they received up to three years before were based on their economic worth, not anticipated political clout.

Finally, once they declare, even their spouses should desist from collecting big bucks that could look like anticipatory bribes. See Salon source at more info:

A Coherent Reality: Consciousness the greatest mystery ever

Consciousness is the greatest mystery ever encountered by humanity.

Educating Mind Heart

Exploring the Nature of Consciousness

Consciousness is the greatest mystery ever encountered by humanity.

Mystics of all traditions have described consciousness as the ground of being in which the dance of life unfolds. Each tradition has developed different approaches and practices to explore the nature of consciousness, the paths of meditation, inquiry, prayer, art, mantras and movement…

Today the main lens through which our culture understands reality is science. For the past century science has viewed consciousness as something generated by the brain, yet there are major problems with this assumption. A new scientific paradigm is emerging which views consciousness as fundamental. Consciousness cannot be explained in terms of the existing laws of space, time, mass and energy. A new science has to be developed, a science that can accept consciousness as universal while investigating the connections between the existing laws and this new paradigm.

We might not yet have a theory of consciousness, but the process of studying it holds the key to understanding the universe, while possibly bridging the gap between the mystic’s experience and the scientific observations.

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Lets Walk with Mooji Baba – Kissed From Inside

Published on Jul 30, 2015

It was here, the heart, that’s what I was searching for. And now this is the message I share with everybody, this is what you are looking for, the completeness of the pure self… Music: Thy Kingdom Is Here by Shivali and Sri Mooji

The Greatest Secret Of Man-Kind! (Who we really are!)  Why I have reverence for all of you !

Published on Feb 23, 2016

Robert Lanza on theory of Biocentrism

This is part 1 of Rober Lanza’s talk on Biocentrism at the Science and Nonduality Conference 2010.

http://www.scienceandnonduality.com

Watch part 2 here:

http://youtu.be/Yw55BsToVZM

Graham Hancock Breaks the Set on TED Censorship, Lost Civilizations & War on Consciousness

Abby Martin interviews author and philosopher, Graham Hancock, about the mysteries of ancient civilization, hidden societies from the past, censorship by TED Talks and the difficulty in getting these ideas accepted by mainstream archaeologists and historians.

Banned TED Talk: Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion

TED’s Chris Anderson censored Rupert Sheldrake, along with Graham Hancock, and removed this video and Hancock’s from the TEDx YouTube channel. They dared question the mainstream Scientific Orthodoxy, and for that they have been publicly questioned, ridiculed and defamed. Watch the video and decide for yourself is what Rupert Sheldrake is talking about is too controversial for the mainstream.

The Myth of the “Clash of Civilizations” updated

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‘Clash of Civilizations’ or Class Warfare ?

In 1993 Harvard Professor Samuel P. Huntington wrote an essay titled “The Clash of Civilizations?” and later he expanded into a book with the same title, but without the question mark. Edward Said, late Columbia professor rips Huntington’s thesis to shreds.

CLASS WARFARE BUFFIT

Internationalists are Pushing The World Towards Globally Engineered Economic Warfare

The current central banking structure gives the illusion of separation and sovereignty. Most people who have not researched the nature of the international banking cartel believe that the Federal Reserve, for instance, is a separate national entity from the Central Bank of Russia, or the Central Bank of China. They believe that these institutions act of their own accord rather than in concert with each other. The reality is, there is no Federal Reserve. There is no Central Bank of Russia. There are no separate entities. There are no Western banks and there are no BRICS. All of these banking edifices are merely front organizations for global financiers, as Council on Foreign Relations insider (and friend to the Rockefellers) Carroll Quigley made clear in his book, Tragedy And Hope:

It must not be felt that the heads of the world’s chief central banks were themselves substantive powers in world finance. They were not. Rather they were the technicians and agents of the dominant investment bankers of their own countries, who had raised them up, and who were perfectly capable of throwing them down. The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of these investment bankers who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated private banks. These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks.

A “global economic reset”, I suspect, will consist of a grand shift away from covert cooperation between central banks to an OPENLY centralized one world banking system, predicated on the concepts put forward by the IMF and led by the Bank for International Settlements, which has always been behind the sceneshanding down commandments to the seemingly separate central banks of nations.

In order for this “reset” to be achieved, however, the establishment needs a historically monumental distraction. A distraction so confounding and terrifying that by the time the public has a chance to examine the situation rationally, the elites have already tightened the noose.

Economists and Military Strategists: This Crisis Was Foreseeable … Thousands of Years Ago

The Global Economic Crisis: Causes and Devastating Consequences

Economists, Military Strategists and Others Warned Us … Long Ago

We’ve known for 5,000 years that mass spying on one’s own people is always aimed at grabbing power and crushing dissent, not protecting us from bad guys.

We’ve known for 4,000 years that debts need to be periodically written down, or the entire economy will collapse. And see this.

We’ve known for 2,500 years that prolonged war bankrupts an economy.

We’ve known for 2,000 years that wars are based on lies.

We’ve known for 1,900 years that runaway inequality destroys societies.

We’ve known for thousands of years that debasing currencies leads to economic collapse.

We’ve known for millennia that torture is a form of terrorism.

We’ve known for thousands of years that – when criminals are not punished – crime spreads.

We’ve known for hundreds of years that the failure to punish financial fraud destroys economies, as it destroys all trust in the financial system.

We’ve known for centuries that monopolies and the political influence which accompanies too much power in too few hands are dangerous for free markets.

We’ve known for hundreds of years that companies will try to pawn their debts off on governments, and that it is a huge mistake for governments to allow corporate debt to be backstopped by government.

We’ve known for centuries that powerful people – unless held to account – will get together and steal from everyone else.

We’ve known for hundreds of years that standing armies and warmongering harm Western civilization.

We’ve known for over 300 years that going into debt to pay for war ruins any nation.

We’ve known for 200 years that allowing private banks to control credit creation eventually destroys the nation’s prosperity.

We’ve known for two centuries that a fiat money system – where the money supply is not pegged to anything real – is harmful in the long-run.

We’ve known for 200 years that a two-party system quickly becomes corrupted.

We’ve known for over a century that torture produces false and useless information.

We’ve known since the 1930s Great Depression that separating depository banking from speculative investment banking is key to economic stability. See this, this, this and this.

We’ve known for 80 years that inflation is a hidden tax.

We’ve known for 79 years that war is a racket that benefits the elites but harms everyone else.

We’ve known since 1988 that quantitative easing doesn’t work to rescue an ailing economy.

We’ve known since 1993 that derivatives such as credit default swaps – if not reined in – could take down the economy. And see this.

We’ve known since 1998 that crony capitalism destroys even the strongest economies, and that economies that are capitalist in name only need major reforms to create accountability and competitive markets.

We’ve known since 2007 or earlier that lax oversight of hedge funds could blow up the economy.

And we knew before the 2008 financial crash and subsequent bailouts that:

  • The easy credit policy of the Fed and other central banks, the failure to regulate the shadow banking system, and “the use of gimmicks and palliatives” by central banks hurt the economy
  • Anything other than (1) letting asset prices fall to their true market value, (2) increasing savings rates, and (3) forcing companies to write off bad debts “will only make things worse”
  • Bailouts of big banks harm the economy
  • The Fed and other central banks were simply transferring risk from private banks to governments, which could lead to a sovereign debt crisis

Postscript:  Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it … and we’ve known that for a long time. Source:

Clash of Civilization Jihad Crusade

Reporting from somewhere in Europe…I am reading histories of Venice right now. There is a hugely funded push in the West to make the case that Islam and the West are fundamentally forever, and in their DNA, incompatible. That view supports the vast profits of War Inc.
BUT ……Venice is testimony to how wrong and ahistorical this message is (as are Toledo…Seville…Granada in Spain…).
Venice was for hundreds of years as an independent Republic, oriented to the East — to the Ottoman rulers and what is now Turkey — the source of its vast medieval and Renaissance wealth. It chose for centuries to turn its face East rather than West, that is not to the then-barbaric lands of Europe, for its own benefit as the merchant, sea-oriented power it was.
In its architecture you see the Islamic influence…on the fretting like lace of the Doges’ Palace….in the shapes of the windows that mirror Islamic architecture, that keyhole shape known to us in illustrations of the Thousand and One Nights and debased echoes of Islamic architecture as in Disney’s Alladin…Venice had its painters paint sultans….and engrave the portraits of turbaned Arabs and Moors into its public statues and heraldic emblems…Venice reached its great wealth, influence and power (as did pre-Ferdinand and Isabella Spain) by being cosmopolitan, pluralistic, multiethnic, diverse..welcoming trade and cultural exchange with the Muslim East, with Jews and Saracens and Moors….and being vivified by the importation of the high levels of civilization (mathematics, poetry, medicine) that the Muslim world attained while Europe was still in the dark ages..having lost classical learning.
It is just wrong, the current right-wing messaging that these civilizations are incompatible and it is so poorly informed historically. Together, East and West, they are more than the sum of their parts individually. Without Islam and Arabic culture there would have been no European Renaissance discoveries in science, math or medicine…not to mention the influence everywhere visible in Venice of the decorative arts – -this is well established among scholars of the Renaissance. Time to look at history again to shred current hate-based mythologies….that foster a narrative of eternal strangeness and mutual incomprehension.

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Brzezinski Formulates Double Down Foreign Policy Approach toward Russia, over lunch

Brzezinski sees no other interest save his own. It’s a psychosis of sorts, he has fully bought into the flawed theory of the Clash of Civilizations. He begins with what seem to be a threat that the Russians are not suicidal. We hope he was speaking directly to Putin here, as anything else leaves that eerie ring of nuclear in the ear. Here in 2014, he falters, from lack of empathy. His disregard for the interest of other sovereign nations reflects his insanity. He belligerently advises what he calls the international community(NATO, the West} to basically engage Russia by way of Poland and all other neighboring nations. He calls for the supplying of arms to the region. Oddly the Dr; mirrors his own aspirations, when channeling Russian intentions. Never giving realize to a recent China Russian 400 billion dollar marriage, a new Silk road and a contrary too, parallel economic system being wrought into fruition via the BRICS nations and China.
This is the insanity of the Clash of Civilizations being manufactured, by megalomaniac ideological Zionist Nazi Neocon psychopaths, that seek to continue incorporating the globe for a few, opposed to the many, right before our eyes. For the West and NATO, including the two sister states, to continue on their present course, doubling down even, portraying itself as a De-fact o international community, is fraudulent and a definitive march toward war. This pronouncement being a call to arms seemingly. Enjoy, and be mindful he is not speaking to you, or the public for that matter. He speaks to a group representing the corporate nations, which share his ideology and understanding, that if they can not rule the globe, no one will. Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Talmudist, fit right in there with the rest of the multinational corporate entities. Well that’s my humble take !!

Clash Of Civilization Civil Failure

Published on Nov 18, 2014

Formulating a New Foreign Policy Approach toward Russia, Lunch Keynote
Center for Strategic & International Studies

Please join us for an important discussion that will assess the new dynamics in Europe’s security landscape and evaluate the challenges of the past year in light of the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine. Twenty-three years of policy efforts to integrate Russia into Western structures after the collapse of the Soviet Union have come to an end. The principal challenge to the transatlantic community is to formulate a new and long-term foreign policy approach by directly engaging, for the first time, Poland as well as the Baltic and Central European countries. This conference will address these new challenges, examine the potential impact on the region, particularly within Russia’s neighborhood, and discuss how the United States and Europe can reformulate their foreign policies in order to better understand Russia’s motivations today, predict its future behavior, and ensure the security and stability of Europe. Our expert panelists will address these issues and offer their perspectives on what transatlantic dialogue with Russia will look like in the future, as well as examine the implications of Russia’s actions on the future of the international system.
Luncheon Keynote: Russia and the International System

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Zbigniew Brzezinski Still Admits The Global Political Awakening Proving Very Difficult For The Elite

http://youtu.be/bHknL5z8f6k

Class Warfare Rich Poor

Published on Oct 8, 2012

Here is Zbigniew Brzezinski once again admitting that the globalists are in fear of the global awakening that is currently happening across the world. People are waking up to the fact that the governments are all power hungry and corrupt and are not there to serve the interests of the people, but that of the global elite and the multi-billion dollar corporations. This lecture was given about a week ago in his home country of Poland.

Here are a few quotes from this globalist:

“We have a large public that is very ignorant about public affairs and very susceptible to simplistic slogans by candidates who appear out of nowhere, have no track record, but mouth appealing slogans”

“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. ”
― Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era

“In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason.”
― Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era

Clashes of Civilizations are about Theft

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Jerusalem Killings Follow Months of Tensions, Settlement Growth


Published on Nov 19, 2014
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s attack that killed five Israeli civilians in a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of inciting violence in the city and said the killings were part of a “battle over Jerusalem.” Abbas has condemned the attack, which came after weeks of unrest fueled by a dispute over Jerusalem’s holiest site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and known to Jews as the Temple Mount, as well as the continued expansion of Israeli settlements.
Jerusalem Killings Follow Months of Tensions, Settlement Growth:#BDS

The Truth about The Social Contract

Transcript

The social contract is a concept that liberals and conservatives
interpret as very different things. Those who consider themselves liberals tend to use
the term in a positive sense,
to encompass ideals of social responsibility and social justice,
both of which are loaded terms in their own right. Conservative tend to interpret
the social contract as an extension of collectivism, therefore viewed as an
invalid training construct.
Most of the time this debate doesn’t go far beyond these two multiple choice options,
that’s unfortunate because this is a false dichotomy, there are more than two ways
of looking at this.
Like it or not, the way we can see the social contract or the lack thereof
has a massive influence on the way society is organized. So it’s in our best
interest to reexamine our assumptions on the topic.So, what is a social contract, short answer is that the social contract is a set of
expectations established by a group and forced on it’s members.
The term was first popularized by the French philosopher jean-jacques Rousseau,
during the Enlightenment period Rizzo’s concept of the social contract was
unapologetically collectivism by force. People claim that individuals should
merge their rights and there will, to society at large, for the greater good and that those who do not bend to
the will of the majority, should be forced to submit.
Rarely are modern proponents of the social contract as honest as this,
but in practice nothing’s really has changed. In modern times a majority,
or more accurately, the elected officials a majority, wish to establish public
programs and need to fund those programs, it is generally understood
that this will be made possible through taxation.
Of course people who buy into this line of thinking promote the idea that people
should happily pay taxes, after all it is our duty, there’s that social contract that we’re all a
part of but the unspoken reality here is, that those who aren’t enthusiastic
volunteers, will be forced to pay. If you refuse to you’ll have your property confiscated
and/or be drawn into a cage for a decade or two, no big deal right.

Now the current way that most people frame this debate is a false dichotomy,
because though, the political right does not acknowledge it, the fact of the matter is that
they have their own versions of the social contract and philosophically it’s identical at its core.
The majority in the political right, supports forced taxation, they just have a different concept
of where the stolen money should be spent. They also support collectivism by force in the
form of the legislative executive and judicial systems, so they don’t generally see it as such.
The problem here is that people are not being honest about the implications
of their politics. The social contract as it is right now is a set of rules imposed by force
upon people were given no choice to opt out.
Those rules change constantly, because new laws are being written all the time.
It is assumed that if you’re born within a specific country, the government ruling
that geographical region has the right to impose requirements restrictions on
your life.
We’re talking about force taxation, compulsory schooling, registering for
military draft, mandatory vaccinations,
the underlining issues are still the same, the method serves to refer to the Constitution as
the point of reference for the assumption that this changes the dynamic,
it really doesn’t, the constitution is often referred to as a document designed to
restrict government.
What most people overlook, is the fact that the constitution, was first and foremost
used to create government with the understanding that this government would
have power over the citizens.

But did the people who wrote the Constitution
have the right to give the government that power? In order for the contract to be
valid, those who it claims to bind, must agree to it in full awareness of the terms.
In other words, there must be informed consent, any contract that fails to meet these
conditions is invalid and therefore has no real or legitimate powers, even if that contract is
well written, and noble in it’s intentions.
group of men two hundred years ago, sitting down and writing doc,
can not hand power to the government today, cease your property by force or put you in
jail for smoking a joint,
regulate how you build your house, obviously these kinds of laws were not
the original intention of the founders,
the federal government itself owes it’s existence to the Constitution.
In fact this was the explicit reason why the Constitution was created
your replace the Articles of Confederation, which was much more decentralized in
nature.
So even though the federal government is clearly abusing its power, it’s claims of
legitimacy of rooted in the Constitution.
So it is extremely important to question whether that claim is valid.
Some use vague notions of democracy to try to get around this issue, but this really
doesn’t hold up.
If eleven people are in a room and 10 people vote to take the eleventh persons wallet and
distribute it’s contents is this valid ? If not then why would be valid on a larger
scale?
Even if 100 percent of the population view the electoral process as legitimate
participating, which is clearly not the case, still wouldn’t change the
underlying morality theft is theft, regardless of how popular it is.
Now on the other side to this, all societies gravitate towards rules.
Humans tend to want structure, they want violent crime to be dealt with consistently
and justly, they want certain activities like child slavery
and child pornography to be prohibited.
Most people don’t want their neighbor to be dumping poisons into the ground seeping
into the water.
This tendency to want to establish societal norms will manifest
whether you like it or not and regardless of whether you see deep
philosophical problems with it or not.
Be honest there are philosophical Problems here but in practical terms we have
to deal with people as they are,
and not as we wish they would be, there for the question is really how this tendency
will manifest in how we deal with it.
In the current paradigm, both the political left and the political
right endorse collectivism by force without informed consent.

So what would be the alternative how can we address this tendency towards societal
rules with out degrading back into what we have now?
Say a group of people establish a club, and with it
a set rules and they open up membership to the public if the rules are clear and
membership is voluntary,
then this would be a valid arrangement, as long as the members can choose to walk away at any
time.
If we were to talk about this on a societal level membership would be
citizenship.
Of course this implies a citizenship and the duties and/or protections that may
come with it
cannot be imposed upon a child and then assumed to be valid to that person’s adulthood.
Citizenship must be conscious choice made in full awareness of the terms.
Parents can not make that decision for their children, at least not for their whole lives,
nor would it be a legitimate from this perspective, to have a gavel of so-called
lawmakers writing new laws willy nilly, writing new laws changes the terms of the
contract.

Changing the terms of the contract inherently invalidate that contract,
unless people voluntarily sign on to the new terms. Now this is a
radically different way of looking at human societies and it is not something
that could just be superimposed over current system.
In fact fully coming to terms with it’s implications will inherently break the
current system.
Because with it comes the realization, that the government is operating on a invalid
contact, and their so called authority is little more than a self-serving fantasy.
Once you see that, why would you obey them. In the early stages you may give in to fear
their enforces, but when the enforcers begin to wake up, it’s over.

This whole topic may seem to you to be like a
pointless philosophical exercise, but consider for a moment where we’re headed
as a society today.
All empires fall and the United States is on its deathbed
the entire planet is going to be destabilizing when this comes down,
many nations will crash’
How are we going to rebuild,
are we going to blindly recreate the current system from the same flawed paradigm
or worse, do it on a global scale, or will we learn from our mistakes.
if you care about the world we are passing on to our children, its worth thinking deeply
about this right now.

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