Why does anybody need to have their freedom defended by a politician. You already have freedom… by virtue of your existence…
“Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.” – Jacque Fresco
From Facebook :
“Listen folks, do me a favor, either like Rand or hate him but stop going back and forth OK? There are people on here that have flip flopped on Rand more times than Romney, Ryan, Obama, Baden combined. You call Rand a Judas for betraying his father then applaud him when he stands up to the TSA. You throw a fit when he makes some comment on drones and then cheer when he does a filibuster. You criticize him when he meets w/ Karl Rove and George P. Bush (AS YOU SHOULD!) and then get swept away by him when he makes a speech at CPAC. Remember when you were laughing at the Romney zombies that were swept away by his words in southern Ohio a month before the election? You are doing the same thing. Now this is not to say that Rand isn’t a good guy but just remember that you liberty types pride yourself on being more realistic and knowledgeable on the issues than the rank-and-file Republicans. Words are nothing more than words. Actions is what counts.”
Comment: “I’ve been a Rand supporter from Day 1 and never wavered. His background and personal encounters with him have convinced me that liberty is the entire objective that drives him. Any disagreements I have would be on strategy, but even there he has exceeded my expectations. I view it as important to hold politicians accountable for their actions. There are hundreds working against liberty… Rand Paul is one of the few working FOR liberty.”
Reply: “But liberty for WHO and for WHAT!?! Liberty is fast becoming the new “Hope and Change” catch all for… inevitable tyrannical unchecked power! Look at the stance on Russia! This isn’t “Liberty” It’s Neo-liberalism!!!”
^ This guy’s got it…
More: ” Senator Rand Paul for President 2016, Senator Ted Cruz for Vice President 2016.”
“I completely support both of them. I wouldn’t mind Allen West or Trey Gowdy in there, either.”
Comment: “Yes, people completely supported Barack Obama, too… That… went… well…”
Comment: “When we’ve gotta good president, I really appreciate the presidency. When Obama was running, I wasn’t a supporter of him. Nor did I support McCain. I voted for Mitt Romney to try and oust Obama because I thought Obama was that bad. Leading up to the 2016 election, Rand Paul is my first choice..and I hope he always will be. He is a man of character. Ted Cruz is my second. The good thing about having a president is that one person can be held accountable for keeping the gov in check..if the people are actively defending their liberty, then we have good presidents that actively defend our rights. When the people are dormant, we have bad presidents that are still elected by the people..it’s simply a representation of the collective mind of the people. I mean, we’ve gotta work with what we have. These people are elected to represent our interests.”
Comment: “Yeah, I have never had the slightest support for Barack Obama, and it is very clear that those who did support him were severely deceived. It’s surprising so many people couldn’t see through the BS, but all we can do now is get real Americans back into our White House. I think Rand Paul is our best shot, but it will be a hard fight for him due to the lack of true conservatives in the Republican party who seem to have been bought out by the liberal agenda we currently face.”
Comment: The very fact that we “need a good” President to protect us from a bad one… Proves Mr. Fresco’s point on Democracy. https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-venus-project-global/jacque-fresco-quotes/338170752913249
Comment: We are not a democracy in this country. We are a Constitutional Republic and our elected leaders are supposed to follow the Constitution regardless of what the people “want”. We need true patriots who do just that in office and not those who push a socialist agenda and disregard everything this country was founded on. The people need to keep these elected officials in check which has not been happening.
(NOTE: The very concept of “WE NEED” is collectivism personified. And for that you need… government to grant privileges subject to authority, and eviscerate rights…)
Comment: Government is a representation of the people..a structure put in place to protect us from those who will call themselves “authorities” and take away our rights. The purpose of government is to defend and advance our liberty.
Comment: Government is a representation of the power structure… a structure put in place to protect the existing social and political order from us, and draft those who will call themselves “authorities” and in order take away our rights, for temporary, arbitrary privileges subject to our fealty to their unquestioned right to speak for, and act on our behalf, for their best interests, since that is able to do the most good, for the common good… . The purpose of government is to defend and advance our liberty, meaning liberty for capital and the property of the property owners to be protected from the underlcass, and for the property owners to be protected from any obligations to such.
Read “Animal Farm.”
Comment: “If the government is granting rights, then we need to remove whoever made that decision. Rights are natural as you stated. Our government’s structure is outlined in our Constitution, so that will not change. I do believe we “need” to fill those positions with people who only defend liberties that others try to take away. There are many people who cannot defend their own rights and many people who are trying to take advantage of that. The best we can do is elect individuals who will put forth their best effort to stop that.”
Comment: “And how do you suppose a liberty minded individual get (s)elected to be anything… how do they get in? You met the average Democrat or Republican voter… Tell me…”
“Running to be the Warden in the world’s largest open air prison colony, is as about as anti-liberty as I can think of. You can’t grant people something they already have, in the name of taking it, and molding it to your own aims and ideologies… Either we are all free, or we are all serving the same masters… ALL this is, is being given the illusion to pick our warden who will tell us, what freedom IS, and how to impose it, upon everyone, even the WORLD!
Comment: “What exactly are you an advocate then?”
Comment: “The free will of the common man, absent violence, force or fraud, obedient under the law of nature… This system (we are currently at each others throat defending) was created by the wealth class to protect it from the underclass, and only allows immigration as a form of modern legalized slavery. Natural rights turned into temporary privileges, and the freedom to go from plantation to plantation on the bid of the plantation owner… The rest of us are merely wage slaves. The only rights you have, are the one’s you can afford, that isn’t freedom, but the reintroduction of the medieval caste system. And now, with technology, it is global. Our government exists to send this template to all nations, and marry them into one holistic system of systems. Where we will have one rule, one class, and everyone else exists to serve that class.”
Comment: “That’s the struggle we are facing. People seem to turn elections into popularity contests without a single conviction behind their votes. I think it will be a long process to turn things around, but we could start by striking down things like Common Core and liberal bias in schools. We need to educate people as much as we can and stop re-electing people who violate our rights. There are other things we can physically stand up against like gun control. We need to refuse to follow unconstitutional laws. We basically have to have an overhaul of the American political mindset. It’s a long road, but it could be done.”
Comment: “I am not really disagreeing with you. But whether we like it or not, the system exists. I believe that there is a better way, but the World isn’t ready for it.”
Comment: ” I get where you are coming from, but most of what you describe is the liberal agenda, and that is what I am so against. Like Nathan said, the system we have exists and will doubtfully go anywhere, so I see the best way to handle this is to elect those who work FOR the people and defend rights. In all honesty, a lot of things that people take for face value as the law of the land are unconstitutional in my opinion. Anything clearly lined out in that document should have no restriction or requirement to exercise whatsoever. The government should in no way be involved in anything in people’s personal lives and everyday activities. The last decade has been such a huge threat to our liberties as our government regulates and legislates away our rights. Sadly, people do not see this and accept it in the name of safety or protection. Our news and entertainment are all controlled by this agenda. People need to wake up to see the truth. The American Revolution was fought by only 3% of the population. It doesn’t take a while lot of people to really change things.”
Comment: “Here is my only point of contention over the approach… And it’s not personal. Did MLK wait for Politics to end segregation? Would a Jew in Germany in 1933 made any impact by joining the Nazi party, if it were possible? How is waiting for another 3 years for Rand Paul to be given the honor of taking orders from this power structure going to free any person in need, right now, or then? You think JFK, could have beaten them? If not him, Rand? Really…. You think he is any different and would be untouchable? I don’t. Hell, he’s already compromising just to be in a postion to do their bidding. What happens when he gets there. I’ve seen this movie before, it’s called Barack Obama… Why do you think the Ron Paul people had to be kicked out, of the Brand Paul Movement… Does it make sense, any other way.. And this whole “he has to be a Neo-CON so he can get power and do what HE wants…” Is SO naive, it is infantile. But this passes as “Machiavelli” and the political genius of a Ninja!” What… the… HELL!!! It’s just politics as USUAL!!! And the real tragedy is that Paul is taking money from people at times of their greatest and highest need, resources they may well never have again, and using for his privilege, and his advancement. To be nothing more than the “errand boy, sent by the multinational corporate clerks, to collect the bill”, from all nations outside of the free market hierarchy and ideology… where every thing, person and resource is ripe for sale, and for a price to the highest bidder, all profits privatized, all losses socialized. And Rand Paul and his acolytes are enforcing linear thinking of the faith based ideologies, at the expense of the freedom, natural rights, and duties of the common man… This is not just a man choosing to miss his moment, like his father, this is an Atrocity! And one I will NOT be a part OF, nor excuse or be excused for imposing on the free will of all men.”
Comment: “How are we going to turn things around, then? I would be all for forcibly removing many people from our government, but then what? The reason I support Rand Paul so much is that I really believe he wants to defend freedoms. He actually has a good number of people on the Republican party who oppose him because he tends to use his position to better the people. I just don’t see things changing any other way than through our current system but with a much better group of people.”
Comment: “Google Thatcherism… Britain already tried it, and it didn’t work. Irony: “V for Vendetta” while being a rallying cry for Ron Paul, now Rand Paulers, was created as a aside to Thatcherism in Great Britain. We have become what we proclaimed to despise. The transformation is complete…”
If politics fixes problems… why have so many, continued for SO long….
If money exists to facilitate the production and trade of goods and services… how can we have depressions, inflation, stagflation, inflationary depressions, scarcity, etc. If that was the true purpose of money itself, would it not be impossible to be poor?
If religion exists to preserve peace, how can it be used to justify war, hatred, rape, murder, bigotry and condemnation of people outside of its sphere.
If law protects everyone from tyranny, how can our prison system have so many uneducated, poor, disenfranchised, alienated and forgotten members of the permanent underclass, while those of privilege can “serve their time” in rehab centers, minimum security prisons, house arrest inside their own mansions, with private security, or even avoid incarceration with a fine, paid to the government, which amounts to a pittance to what they stole from the public trust?
If ideologies protect the masses…. Why do they instead of unite them, act to divide them, and turn them over to hierarchies, where unquestioned obedience is the order of the day, and rational, objective thinking and viewpoints are heresy, and heretics must be denounced, threatened and even killed for their thoughtcrimes…
If man has free will, how can society be oriented in such a way to do everything to PREVENT him from carrying it out, let alone believing in himself to not just act on it, but be entitled TO it.
If free will is evil, and bad, and wrong, what is the alternative?
A life where you are told what is right and wrong, and not left to decide for yourself.
Putting you in a subservient role to whatever hierarchy you are influenced to subscribe to, by way of immediate stimuli. Family, tradition, what your “education” taught you. How you were taught the meaning of words like, freedom, tolerance, diversity, opportunity, order, justice, and the like?
What if freedom as defined, limits not just opportunities, but the thoughts that serve to inspire and motivate others to create those opportunities?
Is it any wonder that the more expansive our list of do not’s is, compared to do’s, we are a nation and a people incapable of acting on anything other than our perceived right to nothing more, nor less, of our own free expression.
And even that is restricted, and heretic’s punished for their independence and impotence to show fealty and homage to those we did not select, to lead us, rule us, and order us, and tells us, what is just and relevant to our lives, to preserve and sustain them.
For all of us, who have done what we are told, and put ourselves second, for some, last for most… what has this transfer of our responsibilities created? With more rights, or less? With more prosperity or less? With more freedom or less?
If knowledge is restricted to only the elite, and the privileged. If opportunity is restricted to only the elite and the privileged, if the wealth of society is consumed and confiscated from the underclass and gifted to the elite and the privileged, what hope does anyone have for upward mobility, and the promise that the next generation, will be born with more rights, freedoms, and prosperity, than the one who went before.
What will our legacy be to the next generation?
A legacy of ashes… where the best and the brightest will serve the elite and the privileged, while the rest of the underclass will be made to exist to serve them, and transfer the opportunity of upward mobility, into the opportunity for the wealthy to have all the wealth and the right to create more, for themselves, and themselves alone.
We are seeing the death of not just the Republic, where minority rights are protected from the mob, and the aristocracies, but the reemergence of feudalism on a grand scale.
A system where everyone’s right to exist in society is predicated on how well and willing they are to serve the established social and political order.
You can have the brightest child whose family is poor, and they must win the admissions lottery to achieve the opportunity to have the same education that a poorly educated, rich child’s family can be provided simply by writing a check.
You can have a remarkable innovative product that will revolutionize industry as Preston Tucker. But if it is TOO GOOD, the top car companies can bring government in to put you on trial, and shut down your right to do business in the “free market.”
You can be a young doctor, who has an uncannily ability to see the consequences of monetary policy, and as they begin to take a toll on society, you run for the highest office in the land, telling people who listen, this does not have to be so, and that conflict is not only necessary, but unsustainable, and waste resources, and that regulation meant to mitigate needs, only exacerbates them.
And you will be excoriated, and attacked with ad hominems, verbal assault, and your supporters with actual physical assault. While the preferred candidate, can speak incoherently, proclaim to honor the rule of law, while he subverts and destroys it, and is given the title of scholar, while you are given the title of bigot.
You can be a young pastor, who strategizes and tries to come up with a way to stand up to absolute power. Fighting the brutality of force, with the totality of love. And love for peace. And you can be permitted to “win” equal rights for your people. But assassinated when those rights are demanded for ALL people, even those in far away lands, where the new brothers in arms, your fellow countrymen are sent to fight and die, kill and be killed… in the name of “peace” and “democracy.”
Well WHO is “democracy” good for?
The Vietnamese would disagree.
The slaves before and after the Jim Crow days would disagree.
The trafficked sex slaves, white, black, and brown, would disagree.
The growing masses of the poor, and suffering under the weight of scarcity, and the cold compassion for the government dole, that penalizes them for having a family unit, or a job that pays a wage, would disagree.
The debt slaves of the college indoctrination colonies, where free speech is heresy, and your rights are dependent on what group or collective you subscribe to, would disagree.
The shrinking middle class, who lives in areas with “For Sale” or foreclosed houses, that attract the opportunity for assaults and violence and the exodus of capital and investment to create good paying jobs, that give the opportunity for upward mobility would disagree.
The illegal aliens who come here for economic opportunity, and can have it, as long as they take jobs where they are overworked, not given medical care, and worst of call, cannot call the police to protect or defend themselves from harm or violence, would disagree as well.
Just who does this Democracy serve? And serve well?
Who else… The wealth class.
What did the Founders promise in return for the Republic?
To pay back their debts to who they just “defeated?”
Who has “owned” us in the truest sense of the word, since that “victory?”
The bankers. Who our founding fathers pledged our prosperity over in perpetuity.
What do you think income taxation is for.
When you go before the court, WHY do you MUST have to be represented by a member of the BRITISH ACCREDITED REGISTRY? Are we not a nation of common law, where each man is equal before the law, and has the same opportunity for justice, as the common men in the jury, who ultimately decide what law he, and by extension THEY will be subjected to?
Why is medicine instead of healing and preserving, instead used to cut and destroy?
Why is medication chemicals and not food?
Why are farmer’s market’s and co-opts raided, while McDonald’s who sells hamburgers made from HUMAN meat, NOT!
Why are raw milk farmers and advocates literally cataloged as “terrorists” by Homeland Security, while GMO farmers, whose products give tumors in animals when they ARE tested, overseas, called “just good businessmen, and fine corporations, doing good for their stockholders?”
Why are people who travel on the highways and in the airlines subjected to rape, torture, and violent trauma to the point of death, and the officers and agents are found not liable. Where if you hit a cop with a water balloon as a child, you go to jail?
Why are you met with force, when you enact your right to refuse to be searched, or travel without papers?
Why is life sacred until it exists?
Why are we told we have freedom of speech and of assembly, when it is eliminated, the moment we intend or act to use it?
Why are those who ask questions attacked, while those who attack those who do, celebrated, admired, and given millions of the people’s wealth, by destroying the people and enabling those responsible to continue even further?
Is this the nation that humanity should aspire to? Would you want another nation who acted like this, to impose this upon you? Is it any wonder how the world is united in opposition to anything America does?
Maybe they want to be treated better than the rulers of our nation and those they actually answer to, believe we deserve to be treated. Does that make them evil? I don’t think so. I think it makes them sane, and willing to fight despotism, and tyranny, both overt and covert, and assure themselves, and their fellow-man, that the freedoms they have enjoyed since birth, will be preserved and extended to their children, for generations.
Is it any wonder how the most prosperous nations, defend and preserve their rights, while the biggest indebted nation is hell-bent to eliminate the rights of their people’s, and the people’s of other nations?
You ever wonder why Switzerland NEVER goes to war?
You ever wonder how the nobility and the leaders of nations, always are never asked and get deferments from participating in conflict, while your kids, even those in college, do not.
You ever wonder how come you don’t see recruiters in Beverly Hills, or the private schools where most politicians come from? But if you live in the barrio, the ghetto, or the “economically deprived” areas, you are sold death and destruction, from an officer, who is nothing more than a literal door-to-door salesman of death and murder, for profit.
All for the wealth class… nothing left, just those left behind.
And the illusions and fantasies that “anyone can make it in America” insulated the super-class, from those who they have condemned, and live off of.
Without the wars, they don’t have new markets and resources to exploit.
Without the monetary system, they would have a population able to meet their needs, and unite to meet the needs of others freely. It’s why you don’t see the elites and their children signing up for war. They have something to live for, instead of spending all their energy just trying to continue TO live.
Without the commercial law system, we would all be equal under the law, with no representative of the Crown to tell us, what truth is, what the law is, what evidence is, and what we think true justice is and can be, for the accused. In a common law system, the prosecutor could NOT hide exculpatory evidence from the accused, and the judge could NOT send innocent people to jail, for profit, because the civil jury would NOT allow it.
Without politics, the people would have to meet in their local communities and decide how to solve and resolve problems, instead of be penalized if they do, and ostracized if they attempt to get others to do the same.
We have seen the outsourcing of education, of self-defense, of information, of innovation, of voluntary collaboration, and we have seen what the “other” has in store for us.
All we have to do, is be silent and consent. And everything will be done FOR us…
But will that reality be truly better than the one we can create, for ourselves and others if we took the chance and the responsibility to care about ourselves and others to see to it that opportunity is to be preserved and enforced, and anybody threatening force or violence without such being instigated against them, is to be defeated, ostracized and cast away from our society.
Instead we celebrate the worst among us. Leaving the abusers to turn the abused into abusers themselves. And we are our own worst abusers. Living life for money and not love. Enforcing other people’s ideas, instead of creating our own. Getting something from society, instead of giving back to it. Seeking the unity of the collective, particularly ignorance, since knowledge threatens the existing hierarchies and established social, political and commercial orders.
Think about how we treated Martin Luther King, Preston Tucker, JFK, even to a lesser extent Ron Paul.
What were they trying to do, and tell us?
We can do better than this?
We can do better for each other.
Instead we are told to celebrate Barack Obama. A man who uses the mechanisms of government and of Hollywood to protect himself, while he, himself, through executive order, or through enabling those with his tacit support and inaction, tear the rule of law, and fabric of common law into shreds, and serves to eliminate choices and opportunities for each and every American citizen and non-citizen in this nation.
We are told to celebrate George W. Bush, a man who instead of reaching out for peace in a time of crisis, declared a holy war against a region and a religion, that had nothing to do with such a horrible attack. Rather than look where he, and government failed to protect Americans. He chose to create and enact unlimited, and unrestrained terrorism against the middle east, Muslims in particular, and those who disagreed with him, at home. And he set the precedent for what Barack Obama has done to America…
And he is a patron saint of the GOP.
Insane extremism, practiced by insane extremists… This sounds crazy to the rational man, but to the modern corporate, highly educated and insulated mindset, this is rational. Even justified. The elite schools and societies of our day, call this the new freedom and unlimited opportunity. For they, the elites, and no one else.
Willing to go to war, to control another nations resources. Why not, they have used policy to restrict access and exploration and innovation of resources here at home. They have taken their opportunity to profit by not doing things here, why not create a greater monopoly by doing it there?
You really think a nation that is willing to leave itself and it’s people defenseless against a catastrophic attack, would give a second thought about the members of the underclass who must suffer and die in vain, in order to seize vital resources from nations and people’s who depend on those same resources for their very existence?
Only in “New Freedom Amerika” could the necessity of resources be just as justifiable a reason to invade and attack, as it is for those attacked to fight to preserve them, in order to preserve their lives and livelihood.
Yet for one, “this is a natural right, as the most powerful military in the world,” while for the other this is nothing more than “barbaric terrorism.”
Think about that for a moment.
Are we really what we think we are?
Eliminating opportunities here and abroad. Threatening those who disagree with us, or our interference with their right to self determination, while at the same time exercising our own, against their will.
Creating a caste system, where the poor stay poor, and only the privileged have the higher education to innovate to serve the privileged.
Creating a monetary system where speculation creates wealth for the wealthy, and inflation makes the poor, poorer, and the middle class, shrink; while at the same time, elite, rich politicians who exempt the corporations and enable them to protect their wealth, call on the poor, and the near poor, to subsidize themselves, in the name of cutting services in times of their highest and greatest need.
A nation of obedient workers, who never think to question their masters. That was the goal of the elites since the inception of our government. Instead of a nation of people striving for independence, freedom and autonomy, we have a nation of ideologies, hierarchies and self fulfilling prophecies.
Where is the opportunity in this land anymore? Where is it that our people are truly free from the restraints of governments and the corporations that sponsor them?
Where are the people to rise up and demand that the rights of their neighbor be respected, so that their own rights will be preserved?
Who is speaking out today? The people?
Or the corporations, through the mouthpieces and bureaucrats that work in their best interests, and their best interests alone?
When are we going to realize that the only thing in nature that has infinite growth is CANCER.
And that the only thing that sustains life, and preserves order in this reality, is a people united under natural law, and the practice of the only universal justice that is common law, that requires everyone to be treated fairly, in order for the system to sustain itself.
We have worshiped the golden calf of lies, half-truths, falsehoods, ideologies, for far too long, and this dystopic, myopic, unreality has resulted.
We can still change this and our existence for the better.
But that would require the courage of the individual, and not the cowardice and shameless sacrifice of oneself or others en masse, to the group.
Enough of groups.
We need individuals, standing up for the rights of ALL individuals, and if the existing social and political order, the legal system, the monetary system and any other belief system does NOT value this, and is a party to this goal, above all others, then they and anyone who subscribes to that as such, is irrelevant.
We have to purge that which is not relevant to self-preservation, and follow and lead ourselves to find paths and new ways of thinking to find that which is and does create the opportunity to preserve and sustain life.
This current established hierarchy does not do that, and is not designed to do as such.
It is time for a change.
Either that, or we all go down.
Slowly, surely, and painfully.
Each and every one, because we were too afraid to stand up for ourselves, and for each other, and instead chose to kill ourselves, and take from each other. And for what. By the time we accomplished what we set out to do, God will have taken us from our “paradise on Earth” to whatever fate that would come for us, beyond this.
I would rather have a life of freedom and unlimited opportunity and what comes from that, than a life of limited opportunities, based on lies and assumptions coming from ideologies and hierarchies I did not subscribe to, or benefit in any way from being obedient or subservient to.
Maybe I am crazy, a radical, who wants to throw away the Constitution and the miracle of modern governance…
But you tell me, this is created and exists to protect the freedoms and opportunities of those like and unlike me…
And all any sane man can see, and take from such examples, is evidence to the contrary, since our inception.
All evil needs to prosper, is a good man, who does nothing.
How much more nothing, is going to stop this evil.
That threatens to take and destroy everything.
And these questions are never asked, and nothing is ever changed, except the excuses for those who are responsible, and praises for those who enable them, and vicious attacks for those who question them.
Either We, The People, are ALL free, or we are all victims, of the ideology of tyranny…
I no longer choose, of my own free will, to be a victim any more.
And the day that other people, come to that conclusion and choose to act on that.
The more freedom, and truly free we will all be.
And the principle of the freedom to associate, to create, to share, and act upon one’s own free will, nonviolently and without force, fraud or abuse, will be preserved, once and for all.
All you need is the courage to know when to act, and when not to.
Do you have it in you?
The reason he lost was because of the growth of Democrats and Independents and stagnation in GOP voters… His solution: Create more Democrat voters. People like this have reduced the GOP into the empty vessel and hollow shell of what once was a viable, alternative, and OPPOSITION party