To be non-violent in an extremely violent world – a square in a circular hole…
This concept has been eating at my brain as of late, as I watch with horror and dismay the brutality of police, the arrogant leveling of foreign infrastructures and people by military, and the promotion of these in the media.
And so I began to postulate whether peace is really achievable through the inaction of non-violent resistance. Is it possible to allow tyrants to literally get away with murder without consequences? Is it possible to have law and order as the protectorate of the people if the law is all but lawless? Can bonded corporate officers, police, and politicians be expected to act ethically, morally, and to assume responsibility for their own actions if they all work for a limited liability corporation that takes away that responsibility and protects their individual acts of moral and ethical corruptness?
I’ve prayed, meditated, thought, and role-played, and yet the answer never changed. The answer I kept receiving was no.
Perhaps the greatest fallacy being spread among the people is that the people must act within the law – the very law that protects the corporation from the people. A law system that exempts the law-makers from the crime and punishment of their own actions but not that of the people is not really the law, but instead is a dictate. U.S. CODE is a declaration of power and intent that creates endless loopholes for the propagation of protection of organized crime through the misnomer of “government authority”.
In fact, the people now in government are best understood when they are compared to a 1st grade class of children with no teacher and no supervision – where each kid gets to write their own allowance check and all rules and laws are exempted when they are in the classroom. The parents aren’t even watching!
The best way to propagate crime is to take away any punishment for crime. Welcome to America…
We are told through media and through alternative media that non-violence is the only solution. And we are told the worst of fallacies – that if the people use violent resistance against our tyrants and dictators we will be doing exactly what “they” want – we will only be hurting ourselves.
Never mind that the very country we live in was created through violent overthrow.
And yet the very comprehension of this fallacy and what it truly means is no different than if a group of 50 pre-1840 plantation slaves were to say together that they must not harm their 3 slave-masters who whip, beat, and often kill their brothers and sisters right in front of their eyes – with no outside law or punishment. And so they stand there, with shovels, axes, and sickles in hand… watching the violence and doing nothing to stop it; knowing that it will happen to each and every one of them unless they stay slaves in every imaginable way.
Consent for violence in this society has been achieved through the popular conformity of its people, uniformity of its law, and exemptions for its makers.
History and law is generally written by the most successful of violent oppressors. At no point in history has non-violence created any real political change for the benefit of the people – unless you count regime change…
And then there is… literally, the cry of the oppressed: “But what about Gandhi?”
Give me a break! Government in India has not changed. The people are still “governed” against their will. And it is being “Americanized” like most others countries
Some refer to the “civil rights” movement for an example of a non-violent revolution. This is a lie. For civil rights were nothing more than legal code created for all “citizens” of a tyrannical government. Civil rights did nothing more than to force the uniform commercial equality of citizens (slaves as commodities). But equality of what…?
42 USC 1981 – Equal Rights Under The Law
(a) Statement of equal rights
1. The act of exacting; extortion: the exactions of usury.
2. An amount or sum exacted.
–Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2012
1. The act or instance of exacting, especially money
2. An excessive or harsh demand, especially for money; extortion
3. A sum or payment exacted
–Collins English Dictionary, Unabridged
And so that there is no doubt as to the intent of this word as it is used in U.S. CODE,
BOUVIER’S LAW DICTIONARY – ADAPTED TO THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND OF THE SEVERAL STATES OF THE AMERICAN UNION, by John Bouvier, Revised Sixth Edition, 1856
EXACTION, torts. A willful wrong done by an officer, or by one who, under color of his office, takes more fee or pay for his services than what the law allows. Between extortion and exaction there is this difference; that in the former case the officer extorts more than his due, when something is due to him; in the latter, he exacts what is not his due, when there is nothing due to him. Wishard; Co. Litt. 368.
–Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856
And so, in parades of cheering masses, the once freedmen blacks of America rejoiced at their victory: of becoming finally and legally equal to the already enslaved white citizens. They became house slaves one and all as equal citizens to all whites and to themselves. They were now equally taxed and extorted from… and were equally put in legal pain and suffered equal punishment. And there was much rejoicing…
And enslaved they remain to this day, under duress, as equals to whites. Forced integration is seen as a victory of civil rights; and Affirmative Action is utilized by unscrupulous citizens to legally enforce equal employment opportunities, despite the complete inequality that this privilege exacts.
This fallacy of freedom – where civil rights were bestowed and true freedom was squashed under legal oppression – is a perfect example of the imposed and enforced non-violence upon the people by a tyrannical and ultra-violent government. The illusion of freedom and equality…
And all of the uniformly equal people say:
“I’m free because I can vote for my lawmakers in congress and my president.”
But having never actually voted on the law itself, the freedom to vote (if registered as a citizen with that bestowed privilege) is a mere fallacy, giving no rights to the people to actually vote for any of the laws that govern them.
Legalese is a real word – a foreign language. It represents a set of words that mimics the English language, but where every word we use in conversation every day has a much different legal definition that we take for granted…
For instance, We, the People, tirelessly and carelessly throw around the word freedom. But what does that word mean in Legalese?
FREEDOM, Liberty; the right to do what is not forbidden by law. Freedom does not preclude the idea of subjection to law; indeed, it presupposes the existence of some legislative provision, the observance of which insures freedom to us, by securing the like observance from others. 2 Har. Cond. L. R. 208.
FREEMAN. One who is in the enjoyment of the right to do whatever he pleases, not forbidden by law. One in the possession of the civil rights enjoyed by, the people generally. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 164. See 6 Watts, 556:
FREEDMEN. The name formerly given by the Romans to those persons who had been released from a State of servitude (i.e. former slaves). Vide Liberti libertini.
–Bouvier’s Dictionary Of Law, 1856
Even this most cherished law dictionary tells us a nasty truth: that our government believes that freedom cannot exist without government. In fact, the legal definition of freedom is obedience to the laws of government!!! A freeman status does not mean a man is free. Nor does the term freedom define free men.
Whenever I hear a citizen say that he or she lives in a “free country”, I cringe at the ignorance of that statement as if it were nails on a chalkboard. The definition of free country is – legal (free) fiction (country). Country simply means the borders (jurisdiction) of government.
But with all of its illusions of freedom and equality, the civil rights movement did accomplish one very important thing with regards to the continuity of this tyrannical corporate government… non-violence.
This is not to say that violence did not continue to happen in individual cases, where people harmed other people. But the people’s ability for the organization of violence was oppressed – by a violent government. The people’s legal privilege to assemble was smashed without incorporation, which meant government control, or freedom to assemble if laws are followed. Of course, the law-makers would be the subjects of such assemblies, making the violent or even legal organization of the people impossible.
Even today, while activists and radio hosts talk about oppression, brutality, and a violent government completely out of control of the people – the people are afraid to say anything about fighting back “violently”. They disclaim their statements, books, and movies by promoting only non-violent resistance to violence or by calling it entertainment. The truth is that they are so afraid of government’s violent retaliation against them that they cower.
We are shown all of the violence that oppresses us, and are then told to react non-violently. This keeps the people in line, never fighting for their true freedom – not the legal kind, the God-given kind.
Case in point…
“Guarantee! I want the police to listen. You are going to die, and your family is going to die. Do you understand? This elite is going to kill you. It’s official. It’s de-classified. I am going to die. My entire family is going to die. Your family, all of you, almost everyone, 9 out of 10 people listening, you are going to be killed by the government in the next 10 to 15 years.” –Alex Jones, immediately followed by commercials for survival products, food, water, and seed storage.
Of course, Alex Jones continuously promotes non-violence. We are all going to be killed… but we must remain pacifist in our defense of our very lives and in that of our children? Try as you may, there is no way that a logical and reasonable man or woman can justify this paradoxical conclusion and watch as the whole world is usurped by a few wealthy tyrants.
The cognitive dissonance that is created by men like Alex Jones, in this author’s opinion, is the true definition of controlled opposition. Problems with no solutions… Fighting violence with non-violence (i.e. machine guns with feathers)… The takeover/infiltration of most activist groups… The results of action replaced by the hope and consequence of inaction… This is the “War For Your Mind“.
They come to take our homes and give them to banks, but we tenants must leave peacefully and be without shelter while millions of homes sit bank-owned and unoccupied.
They come to take our children as state property through marriage contract, rape and molest them, place them in brothels and workhouses, but we parents must be non-violent.
Their police come to beat and electrocute us within inches of our lives, and sometimes take our lives, but we victimless criminals must watch it happen and be non-violent in response.
Their politicians and judges create legislation that allows them to act outside of the law, even as We, the People are told that we must act peacefully within it.
They place us in jail with no warrant and no cause, and place price-tags on our heads that are too steep to bail us out, and our families are expected to stay calm and be non-violent.
They force us to work in prison, paying slave-labor wages, selling our wares and trading us as human capital commodities on the stock market, and still we prisoners are expected to remain calm.
We watch as our military men and women destroy the infrastructure and cultures of other countries, killing men, women, and children, and we do nothing because we’re told that they fight, occupy, and kill for our right to be non-violent.
Our soldiers who aren’t killed come home, and we watch as the government denies them care, and we pass 200,000 of them homeless on the streets and bow our eyes in shame instead of fighting for their rights.
Government takes our property because eminent domain is our right under the 5th Amendment’s taking’s clause, and we allow them to do this to our neighbors, our friends, and our family because – that’s just the way it is… and we remain non-violent even when the Sheriff that we thought we elected to protect us from corruption forces us to leave our own homes so the government corporation can take them on behalf of the banks…
And with the look and the tone of cognitive dissonance, the sheriff says, “I’m just doing my job, ma’am”.
They tow our cars by force, steal and condemn our property by force, tax and fine us by force, collect our debts by force, and now place us in debtors prisons by force. Yet we still believe non-violence to be the answer even when government utilizes violence to enslave and steal from us.
They spray our skies and modify our weather, spreading cancerous and neurologically dangerous compounds, and we do nothing more than point to the sky and say “Look, it’s a conspiracy!” before we go about our busy non-violent day of shopping and reality shows.
We know they want World War III, and we know they are prepared to do anything and kill as many people as they need to attain their goals of crisis management called “war”, simply because they have been disclosing this fact in their numerous writings. And yet we remain non-violent even in the midst of preventing a hellish war.
Perhaps the worse part of this whole thing is that we actually support our military troops in their violent campaigns, our police in their fundraisers, our CIA and FBI in their drug and gun-running, and our IRS in their violent exaction’s of our lives and property. We support the violence utilized by these government agencies and private non-governmental associations for reasons unclear to me. We condemn our neighbors and even our own family members when the taxman commeth, and support government’s violence against our own kin.
Perhaps this is what Ben Franklin foreshadowed when he stated:
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” –Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin
“Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.” –Poor Richard’s Almanack (1738)
Now, this is the point where I am supposed to make a disclaimer that the above writing is not for the purposes of promoting violence, and that I only promote peaceful non-violent and lawful acts.
Just thought I’d let you know…
–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
–Tuesday, May 22, 2012