The Return of Barbarism: How imperialism corrupts the soul of America
“We came, we saw, he died,” babbled our notoriously bloodthirsty Secretary of State as news of Moammar Gadhafi’s grisly murder hit the headlines. Throwing her arms up in a gesture of mock-triumph, she averred – perhaps sarcastically – that she was “sure” her recent visit to Tripoli had something to do with the Libyan dictator’s death.
It’s hard to imagine a more inappropriate response to the revolting scene of Gadhafi’s last moments, as captured on video: beaten and bloody, propped up on the hood of a jeep and paraded through the streets of Sirte by screeching rampaging savages, these scenes elicited revulsion even from some pro-rebel Libyans. Here’s Andrew Gilligan in the Telegraph on how the ghoulish scene went down:
“In Benghazi, on the main square where it all started, they were slaughtering camels in celebration. There they sat, eight of them, feet tied so they could not move, quivering with fear as they were beheaded one by one. As soldiers fired rifles in the air, members of the cheering crowd held up the severed heads as trophies. They daubed their hands in the camel-blood, and gave the V-for-victory sign with dripping fingers.”
This revolting scene illustrates why “democracy” – in any sense of the term that makes sense to Americans – will never come to Libya, not in a million years. In the politically correct world of our policymakers, and the view of the mainstream media, people all over the world are identical in their essence: they have “rights” that are supposedly universal, and first and foremost among these rights is self-rule. To call any of them savages, as I am doing without apology, is considered “racism,” and to even suggest they will soon revert to their historical pattern of saddling themselves with yet another brutal dictator is derided as “cynicism,” not to mention sour grapes in the face yet another “foreign policy success” by the Obama administration.[Ron: this assessment is ignorant to the point of deliberate misinformation but common among blinkered Amerikkan journalists.]
Let us look at these “triumphs,” which, one and all, are marked by their lawlessness and bloodthirstiness: the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, and now the lynching of Moammar Gadhafi by US-NATO proxies. The distinguishing characteristic of all three acts is barbarism – a studied disregard for the rules of war and the common decencies that define what it means to be civilized.[Ron: Moreover, these barbaric acts were organised and generally carried out by Anglo-Amerikkans NOT Muslims and Libyans. Sooo, the racist slurs against Libyans generally are unwarranted.].
That a US Secretary of State hailed the horrific death of someone – anyone – the way Hillary Clinton did in the case of Gadhafi would have been almost inconceivable in an earlier era: say, the 1950s or 1960s. That today no one so much as blinks tells us everything we need to know about the age in which we are living: to call it barbaric is to slander barbarians.
Insulated by distance, and inured to “old-fashioned” concepts of right and wrong, Americans are largely indifferent to this evidence of advanced moral degeneration: after all, these things are happening in faraway places, not here in the good old US of A. It’s images on a television screen, or a computer screen: perhaps it is not real at all. They look at these images and turn away – not out of revulsion, but out of ennui. It’s just another day in the life of the American Empire.
Yet that empire is now [Ron: ONLY NOW?!] embarking on a dangerous course, one that involves placing every American – and every Westerner – in mortal danger. In rampaging through the world, imposing “order” and “democracy” on nations that have never understood or experienced either concept, [Ron: This writer is truly an UGLY AMERIKKAN IN HIS POMPUS IGNORANCE! The Jamahiriya governance structures in Libya were far superior to the ratshit PSEUDO DEMOCRACY in the US.] we are unleashing what will turn out to be a whirlwind – one that will surely once again visit our shores in the form of a terrorist act, [Ron: This is blatant propaganda designed to conceal the truth that terrorism in the US and the rest of the world is perpetrated almost exclusively by the US and its Allies.] or, more accurately, an act of retribution against the heedlessly arrogant policymakers who made us a target. [Ron: The retribution is on the way BUT it is coming from cosmic karma NOT the peoples being genocided by the US.].
We live in a dangerous world, say the interventionists: that’s why we can’t retreat into our castle and imbibe the joys of what they call “isolationism.” We have a responsibility to exert our “leadership” over the rest of the world – and never mind that all our efforts only increase the danger to ourselves and others.
The peculiar blindness that afflicts our elites – epitomized by Hillary’s unashamed variation on Julius Caesar’s famous phrase – is reflected, I fear, in the population at large. How else does one explain the response to the Obama administration’s recent announcement that the President is – finally! – fulfilling his campaign pledge to get all US troops out of Iraq? In counting on the complete ignorance of the general public as to the crucial context of this announcement – the breakdown in negotiations between Washington and Baghdad over the terms of a “residual” force remaining in country – administration strategists were not far off the mark. The supposedly informed professional pundits, whose job it is to know – and report – the facts, glossed over the deceit of the administration’s grandstanding, even as negotiations with the Iraqis foran extension of the deadline continue.
What both the administration and their sock-puppet pundits are counting on is the complete ignorance – and indifference – of the American public. And in that they are not likely to be disappointed.
Which leads me to my point, and it is this: moral degeneracy and stupidity go hand-in-hand. Whether one is the result of the other, or vice-versa, is for students of evil (evil-ologists?) to determine. I can only observe the growing phenomenon of an almost invincible ignorance that characterizes Americans on every level of the social ladder, from our politicians to ordinary people on the street. You can blame the education system, or the dumbing-down effect many claim to see in the new technology – is it an accident that Twitter, which limits the user to a few words, is the preferred mode of communication among tech-savvy albeit dumb-as-a-brick Americans? However, my thesis is quite different. [Ron: Given the ignorance this writer evinces about Libyans; the Libyan Jamahriya AND Muammar Gaddafi, he too, is part of the problem as are MOST US journalists and commentators. how are US readers supposed to know the truth IF their journalists do not?].
The evil is the irrational – a desire to defy the laws of nature and get away with it. It is, in short, the idea that one can cut corners on reality and attain some benefit, usually short-term, without having to endure the inevitably unpleasant consequences. Virtue, on the other hand, is a strict adherence to the natural laws of Reason, a relentless realism in the face of endless temptations to evade or somehow mitigate objective reality. [Ron: It's a shame that this writer doesn't take his own advice.].
The American republic was birthed by a group of men who epitomized the old-fashioned realist virtues, and who – for that reason – warned their heirs and legatees against the temptations of militarism and imperialism. In this the Founders reflected the tenor of the times, and the revolutionary spirit of the rebellious colonists – who distrusted all government, but especially the sort lorded over by hubris-besotted monarchs, like King George III, who, in their madness and impiety, could imagine no credible challenge to their rule.[Ron: This is a somewhat simplistic and inaccurate asessment.].
The American empire, on the other hand, was birthed by a series of Presidents – Wilson, bothRoosevelts, and every modern chief executive – whose sole concern and “achievement” has been the expansion of government power, at home and abroad. Far from avoiding the temptations of militarism and imperialism, they sought to redefine both as virtuous expressions of “humanitarianism” and devotion to “human rights.” After a long and gloriously peaceful era of prolonged distancing from the quarrels and ambitious schemes of the European colonial powers, the Long Peace ended with the ascent of the first “progressive,” the bombastic Teddy Roosevelt, militant imperialist and Morgan tool, who set the US on a course of empire.[Ron: This assessment is ignorant and misleading. It ignores the deliberate genociding of Amerindians, the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, the stealing of Texas and California from Mexicans and so on.]
In the “progressive” lingo of the times, the advice of the Founders in regard to foreign wars was derided as archaic. The liberal editors of The New Republic, echoing the rhetoric of the Wilson administration, considered World War I to be a progressive crusade on behalf of liberty and the principle of national self-determination. FDR disdained the “horse and buggy” restraints placed on government by the Constitution, and his “progressive” supporters argued for his foreign policy in similar terms: “isolationism,” they declared, was outmoded by the reality of modern warfare. If we didn’t stop Hitler in Europe, his stormtroopers would soon be marching down Fifth Avenue. [Ron: This assessment is not even fit for a kindergarten class.].
Reviled reactionaries such as Col. Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, argued that Hitler and his blood-brother Stalin should be allowed to destroy each other before the US intervened. (This horrified the progressives of that era, who had abandoned their skin-deep anti-war views when Hitler attacked the Soviet Union, and were mainly concerned with protecting their precious “workers’ fatherland.” Remember, this was a time when such mainstream liberal voices as The Nation were defending the Moscow Trials.) [Ron: This writer must be a Khazar shill. This story is sooo ridiculous I can't be bothered debunking it.].
Having erased the boundary between republic and empire, the American giant strode into the postwar era intent on expanding its influence throughout the globe. King George III would have understood.[Ron: Better yet! As the descendants of King George III still "owned" and controlled the US, agents of the Khazar banksters' in the City of London who actually control the Anglo-US empire, ensured that US policy encompassed the banksters' aims. And that is still the case.].
Yet still there had to be an argument for overriding the Founders’ good advice, and neutralizing what our arrogant elites disdainfully refer to as the natural “isolationism” of the American people. There had to be some external threat, as in World War II, to justify the tremendous expense, in treasure and human lives, of building an overseas empire on a global scale. The cause of anti-fascism had sufficed in the 1930s, but the defeat of the Nazi empire and the humbling of Japan made the creation of new threats an immediate task – which the cause of anti-Communism neatly fulfilled.[Ron: This analysis is sooo superficial that it isn't worth debunking.]
This gave the War Party [Ron: ?!? What a conveniently unspecific description! There is ONLY ONE political team in the US which is divided into Republicans and Democrats to give an appearance of choice to the stupid electorate which has NO choice in who governs the US Corporation or even the various states. That is all organised behind the scenes by the Rockefeller Cartel and the Rothschild organised Bolsheviks] a good half century or so of virtually uncontested political supremacy, in this country and in the West more generally: but the free ride came to an end when the Berlin Wall fell, and the Soviet Empire exploded. Suddenly, there was no red Satan with a sword looming over the Kremlin, no great external force that could possibly be construed as a credible challenge to American power.
With this development, the American elites gloried in what Charles Krauthammer declared to be “the unipolar moment.” The French spoke of America the “hyperpower,” and the neoconservative brain-trusters over at The Weekly Standard proposed that we drop the republican (small-‘r’) pretensions and openly proclaim our imperial ambitions. A much-touted “debate” between Niall Ferguson and Robert Kagan, over whether the US is or should call itself an empire saw little disagreement on the first part of that proposition and mere quibbling over the second. To Western elites, the question isn’t whether they should rule the world, but only if they can afford to openly acknowledge their ambitions.
This kind of arrogance leads inevitably to a paralyzing stupidity because hubris induces a kind of blindness. A megalomaniac, who overestimates his own powers, lives amid an elaborate delusion, a self-enclosed and self-justifying belief system that simply excludes contradictory evidence. In the last days of the American empire, our elites live in a similar bubble, an alternate universe whose boundaries are dictated by narcissism.
This accounts for the surrealistic tone of our political discourse, in which all talk of meaningful cuts in the military budget is disdained as unrealistic, while in the next breath we have a debate over what to do about our impending bankruptcy. It explains not only how Obama can brazenly lie via omission in announcing the withdrawal of US “combat troops” from Iraq, without being called on it, but also how Ron Paul can come under fire for pointing out the obvious: that terrorism is a consequence of having abandoned the foreign policy of the Founders, who warned against going abroad “in search of monsters to destroy.” [Ron: No! Terrorism, including 911 is state created, primarily by the US, Israel, the UK and NATO with lesser inputs from other national secret services.]. For our megalomaniacal policymakers, the idea that actions have consequences – and that misguided policies have highly unpleasant consequences – is near treasonous. They are above the law of cause and effect.
In seeking to recover and revive the realism of the Founders’ generation, Rep. Paul has certainly taken on a heroic albeit thankless task, and I don’t envy him. Indeed, some very small part of that burden is on my shoulders, and those of my co-workers here at Antiwar.com, but there are times when I wonder about the odds of achieving even some small measure of success in my lifetime. [Ron: Well, this writer needs to drastically lift his game if he wants to make ANY positive contribution. Word pushing isn't enough. He needs to know what's going on and this article evidences that he does not.]. Because the corruption of the ruling elite, its blindness and narrow-mindedness, seems to be seeping down into the general population to a degree I never imagined.[Ron: Really? How quaint.]
The major argument of the first anti-imperialists – the organizers of the Anti-Imperialist League, who opposed Teddy Roosevelt’s expansionist ambitions in Cuba and the Philippines – was that imperialism would corrupt our republic, and change the character of our people forever. They feared an American Empire would fatally subvert the republican mindset, which set limits on political power, and unleash our baser instincts. With the addition of subject peoples, who had no concept of limited constitutional government, the American union would lose its uniqueness: the old republican mindset would give way to a political culture that set no limits on government power. They pointed out that the economic interests who benefited from US intervention – in Hawaii, for example, the sugar tycoons – were corrupting the US government, bending American foreign policy to the requirements of their profit margins. [Ron: this writer has gotta be a shill for the Khazars.].
As the Empire enters its second century, this narrative of economic, political, and moral corruption takes on a new dimension: a fresh layer is added to the encrustations left behind by a decadent elite. Arrogance is no longer an upper-class, elite style, and surely you’ve noticed the sense of entitlement that suffuses the Davos crowd has trickled down to the masses, who riot at the very idea that their bankrupt governments can no longer afford to support them cradle-to-grave. [Ron At least that's true.]. Economic and political illiteracy are rife, and as for knowledge of foreign affairs – one might as well be talking about Einstein’s theory of relativity [Ron: Which is also totally misconceived!] or the latest developments in molecular biology. [Ron: which are also misconceived.]. During the Vietnam war, the details of every development were on every American’s lips: today, I doubt whether one American in five could locate Afghanistan on a map.
Knowledge is disdained, and slogans predominate. Where else but in America could we see the rapid rise of a supposedly conservative anti-tax candidate on the strength of a three-number formula – nine-nine-nine – that actually increases taxes on most ordinary Americans? It’s all about who can come up with the most simplistic phraseology: whether it’s “change,” “nine-nine-nine,” or “a new American century.”
In a republic, citizens take part in the political process out of a sense of duty, and self-protection. They make it a point of honor to understand the issues, and knowledge, for them, is power. In an empire, however, things are quite different: since the citizens can only influence the course of events to a limited degree, if that, little emphasis is put on acquiring knowledge, and more on acquiring power and influence with the powers that be. If one is aligned with a rising faction, as opposed to siding with the losers, then that’s all one needs to know, and no further investigation is required. Politics, then, is reduced to a battle between rival factions over who gets what share of the loot.
This accounts for the increasing emphasis on the “horse-race” aspect of politics in the media, and the lack of any real debate over principles and policies. It accounts, indeed, for the dumbing down of American politics, and the cheapening of the discourse in recent years. Indeed, I would take this analysis of the dumbing down phenomenon much further, and venture to say that the intelligence of American people, in general, has undergone a precipitous decline. [Ron: As indeed is the case with Amerikkan journalists.]. I’m not just saying they’re less educated than ever, although one could make that case: I’m saying they have less intellectual capacity than previous generations, and this trend shows no signs of abating. Quite the contrary, it seems to be getting worse.[Ron:YEP!].
How did this happen? We return to the link between virtue and rationality – and the nature of evil as inherently irrational. A President who can hail a death as brutal and bloody as Gadhafi’s, a Secretary of State who can shriek her appreciation of such a revolting spectacle – these are not marginal exceptions to the general rule. Instead, these responses are reflective of America’s inner cultural and political rot – an America that long ago betrayed the Founders, ditched realism, and is now the complete captive of a debilitating madness.
As the Obama administration outdoes its predecessor in its relentless pursuit of empire, what we are witnessing is the return of barbarism, open and unashamed. It is the culmination of a trend that has been long in the making, and one that will go unnoticed as long as it continues – because evil, after all, is blind to its own nature.
The United States Isn't a Country — It's a Corporation! See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/The-United-States-Isn-t-a-Country-It-s-a-Corporation.shtml
The United States: A Corporation. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/The-United-States-A-Corporation.shtml
THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND - G EDWARD GRIFFIN. see: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/THE_CREATURE_FROM_JEKYLL_ISLAND_-_G_EDWARD_GRIFFIN_1970.shtml
WHO REALLY RULES AMERICA? See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/WHO-REALLY-RULES-AMERICA.shtml
Dumbing Down US Education: Part II – Wundtian Psychology & Rockefeller Finance. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/Dumbing_Down_US_Education_Part_II_Wundtian_Psychol_3877.shtml
Dumbing Down US Education: Part I – Background. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/Dumbing_Down_US_Education_Part_I_Background_3842.shtml
AMERICA: THE JEWISH CONNECTION ! See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/AMERICA-THE-JEWISH-CONNECTION.shtml
Jewish Influence in the US Government. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Jewish-Influence-in-the-US-Government.shtml
List of Jewish & Rothschild Zionist Organisations in the US. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/List-of-Jewish-Rothschild-Zionist-Organisations-in-the-US.shtml
Six Zionist Companies Own 96% of the world's Media. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Six-Zionist-Companies-Own-96-of-the-world-s-Media.shtml
EXPOSED This is how Israel controls your media EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/EXPOSED-This-is-how-Israel-controls-your-media-EVERYONE-SHOULD-SEE-THIS.shtml
There Were 88 Media Companies… Now There Are 6. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/There-Were-88-Media-Companies-Now-There-Are-6.shtml
The Jewish hand behind Internet - Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, MySpace, eBay... See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The-Jewish-hand-behind-Internet---Google-Facebook-Wikipedia-Yahoo-MySpace-eBay.shtml
JEWS CONFIRM BIG MEDIA IS JEWISH. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/JEWS-CONFIRM-BIG-MEDIA-IS-JEWISH.shtml
Corporate Immortality? See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Corporate-Immortality.shtml
Edward Bernays: the Creation of Constantly Moving Happiness Machines. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/Edward_Bernays_the_Creation_of_Constantly_Moving_H_4062.shtml
The Matrix, the Strawman and WHO You Are. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/The_Matrix_the_Strawman_and_WHO_You_Are_3030.shtml
What The Founding Fathers Thought About Corporations. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/What-The-Founding-Fathers-Thought-About-Corporations.shtml
Republic for Nevada. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Republic-for-Nevada.shtml
The Federal Reserve ADMITS that Its 12 Banks Are PRIVATE - Not Government - Entities. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/The-Federal-Reserve-ADMITS-that-Its-12-Banks-Are-PRIVATE---Not-Government---Entities.shtml
ALEC: Behind closed Doors Corporations dictate US legislation. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/ALEC-Behind-closed-Doors-Corporations-dictate-US-legislation.shtml
What Lincoln Foresaw: Corporations Being "Enthroned" After the Civil War and Re-Writing the Laws Defining Their Existence. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/What-Lincoln-Foresaw-Corporations-Being-Enthroned-After-the-Civil-War-and-Re-Writing-the-Laws-Defining-Their-Existence.shtml
City of London & its Lord Mayor - with a Brief Jewish History. See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/City-of-London-its-Lord-Mayor---with-a-Brief-Jewish-History.shtml
YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE = MONEY + FREEDOM.See:http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/YOUR-BIRTH-CERTIFICATE-MONEY-FREEDOM.shtml
Notice regarding the use of names bonded at birth and traded for value on the Stock exchange.See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Notice-regarding-the-use-of-names-bonded-at-birth-and-traded-for-value-on-the-Stock-exchange.shtml
Birth Certificate Bond--How to look it up on the stock market... See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Birth-Certificate-Bond--How-to-look-it-up-on-the-stock-market.shtml
State child snatchers: As social workers hand back a child they falsely claim was abused, an investigation exposes one of the great scandals of our age. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/State-child-snatchers-As-social-workers-hand-back-a-child-they-falsely-claim-was-abused-an-investigation-exposes-one-of-the-great-scandals-of-our-age.shtml
Proof That Our Birth Certificate Value is on the Stock Exchange. See:
The Matrix, the Strawman and WHO You Are. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/The_Matrix_the_Strawman_and_WHO_You_Are_3030.shtml
[Strawman Rebellion]The Great British Lawful Rebellion has begun! See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Strawman-Rebellion-The-Great-British-Lawful-Rebellion-has-begun.shtml
Sovereignty and the Strawman in Australia. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Sovereignty_and_the_Strawman_in_Australia_3523.shtml
It’s an Illusion. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/It_s_an_Illusion_3100.shtml
An Investigative Report Re the US Strawman UCC/Redemption Process By Barton A. Buhtz See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/An_Investigative_Report_Re_the_US_Strawman_UCC_Red_3358.shtml
Creation of the STRAWMAN in the US Context. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Creation_of_the_STRAWMAN_in_the_US_Context_3150.shtml
Your Bond--Exemption—Strawman See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Your_Bond--Exemption--Strawman_2167.shtml
Colonel Edward Mandell House Predicts the Creation of the STRAWMAN in the US. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Colonel_Edward_Mandell_House_Predicts_the_Creation_3153.shtml
The Bankruptcy of The United States By James Traficant, Jr.
US Congress: House Joint Resolution 192 of June 5, 1933. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/US_Congress_House_Joint_Resolution_192_of_June_5_1_3312.shtml
BRITISH FINANCIAL WARFARE: 1929; 1931- 33 HOW THE CITY OF LONDON CREATED THE GREAT DEPRESSION. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/BRITISH_FINANCIAL_WARFARE_1929_1931-_33_HOW_THE_CI_3133.shtml
"Strawman Recapture": Regaining Legal Freedom. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Strawman-Recapture-Regaining-Legal-Freedom.shtml
The State's Control Through the Marriage Licence. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/The_State_s_Control_Through_the_Marriage_Licence_3096.shtml
Does any nation still practise slavery? See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/Does-any-nation-still-practise-slavery.shtml
Landless Peasants vs Gordon Brown. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Landless-Peasants-vs-Gordon-Brown.shtml
Ron: A core matrix illusion that must be shattered asap is the idea that the welfare state looks after people. It doesn't. It "manages" and "milks" them. It is vital that those staying and/or being left behind on Urantia after stasis quickly understand that FREEDOM means responsibility - taking responsibility for care of oneself and one's neighbour rather than relying on some external government or other entity to do it. This is the core idea of Deek Jackson's Landless Peasant party and its necessary concomitant is permanent access to, and sovereign stewardship of land.
MR. 'S' : US CORPORATE ´´Administrative Procedures Act´´, Title 5 USC (Updated May 3, 2010). See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/MR-S-US-CORPORATE-Administrative-Procedures-Act-Title-5-USC-Updated-May-3-2010.shtml
Ron: More on the legal "slippery pig" aka "the Strawman" from the land of the slave and home of the Bankster.
The Story of Your Enslavement. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The-Story-of-Your-enslavement.shtml
Ron: Our world is a global slave plantation on which we are free range serfs being farmed as livestock. To cease being farmed livestock we must acknowledge our individual sovereignty as fragments of the Creator and accept responsibility for governance of our own lives and the affairs of our community. ALL of the responsibilities of living need to be undertaken at local community level so that there is NO opportunity for the proponents of "Welfarism" and Big Government to insinuate their way into our future governance structures.
Candace: Link to current discussion on GLP on this, I assume it's about this video Ron posted. http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1043148/pg1
UPDATE: For a discussion of how humanity attained its current free range livestock status on the global plantation see 'The Matrix, the Strawman and WHO You Are' at: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/The_Matrix_the_Strawman_and_WHO_You_Are_3030.shtml AND the references therein.
Research explaining how living souls are made prisoners for the making of Billions of Dollars for the slave making Governments. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Research-explaining-how-living-souls-are-made-prisoners-for-the-making-of-Billions-of-Dollars-for-the-slave-making-Governments.shtml
THE USE OF BONDS. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/THE-USE-OF-BONDS.shtml
‘There are international treaties that are reinsurance treaties. Insurance Companies come in and act as sureties for the bid bonds. The performance, bid, and payment bonds are all surety bonds. All bid bonds must have a surety. The surety is guaranteeing the reinsuring of the bid bond by issuing the performance bond. They get an underwriter (investment broker or banker) to underwrite the performance bond which reinsures the bid bond. The underwriter takes the payment, performance and bid bonds and pools them into 'mortgage backed securities' which are called bonds and sold to TBA, The Bond Market Association, an actual corporation. After the payment bond is issued to reinsure or underwrite the performance bond, which reinsures the bid bond, the banks convert the bonds to investment securities. The banks and brokerage houses are selling these as investment securities. The prisoners are funding the whole enchilada. Because you go into default judgment (DISHONOR) when you went into the court room.’
The Ficticious Legal Entity Called a 'Person'. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/The-Ficticious-Legal-Entity-Called-a-Person.shtml
A quote, famously attributed to Rothschild agent Col. Edward House, but rarely understood except by "one man in a million" envisages people as collateral on the national debt:
house.jpg(Col. House,left, puppeteer of Presidents)
"[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a National system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging.
By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer not being able to work and earn a living.
They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges.
They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two would figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability.
After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor or to this fraud which we will call "Social Insurance."
Choosing Freedom: A Canadian Star Seed's Experience with the UCC and the global money matrix. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Choosing-Freedom-A-Canadian-Star-Seed-s-Experience-with-the-UCC-and-the-global-money-matrix.shtml
"'STRAWMEN' IN THE MILITARY...?" See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/STRAWMEN_IN_THE_MILITARY_3792.shtml
The Strawman and You: PRESENTMENTS. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Websites_53/The_Strawman_and_You_PRESENTMENTS_3749.shtml
PEOPLE or CITIZEN WHICH ONE ARE YOU? See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/PEOPLE_or_CITIZEN_WHICH_ONE_ARE_YOU_3556.shtml
THE DISPATCH OF MERCHANTS: Rise to Prominence of Mercantile Law (the Law Merchant) in the US http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/THE_DISPATCH_OF_MERCHANTS_Rise_to_Prominence_of_Me_3538.shtml
Strawman USA: Memorandum of Law on the Name. see: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Strawman_USA_Memorandum_of_Law_on_the_Name_3537.shtml
INTERNATIONAL LAW ADMIRALTY / MARITIME PROCESS: ARE YOU LOST AT SEA. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/INTERNATIONAL_LAW_ADMIRALTY_MARITIME_PROCESS_ARE_Y_3528.shtml
THE MATRIX AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
TheAntiTerrorist on Corporate Revenue Collection. see: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/TheAntiTerrorist_on_Corporate_Revenue_Collection_3405.shtml
THE WAY. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/THE_WAY_3371.shtml
Who Owns You? See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Who_Owns_You_3361.shtml
Redeem Your Birth certificate and Gain Control of your Strawman http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Redeem_Your_Birth_certificate_and_Gain_Control_of__3359.shtml
Born free to tacitly accept slavery. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Born_free_to_tacitly_accept_slavery_3340.shtml
Five Usurys: Currency, Land, Patents, Intellectual Property and Tariffs.
BRITISH FINANCIAL WARFARE: 1929; 1931- 33 HOW THE CITY OF LONDON CREATED THE GREAT DEPRESSION By Webster G. Tarpley see: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/BRITISH_FINANCIAL_WARFARE_1929_1931-_33_HOW_THE_CI_3133.shtml
The Application of Maritime Admiralty Law to US Citizens
A Flesh and Blood Man Confronts the Strawman Illusion in Canada http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/A_Flesh_and_Blood_Man_Confronts_the_Strawman_Illus_3068.shtml
Escaping the Matrix. see: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Escaping_the_Matrix_3067.shtml
America: Land of the Brave, Home of the Slave
OZ Budget Ramps up Ozzie Serfdom. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/OZ_Budget_Ramps_up_Ozzie_Serfdom_3050.shtml
DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN ELIMINATE MORTGAGE DEBT LEGALLY AND OWN YOUR HOME 'FREE & CLEAR'. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/DISCOVER_HOW_YOU_CAN_ELIMINATE_MORTGAGE_DEBT_LEGAL_3356.shtml