FK – This world is just one big game of ‘king of the hill’ and oil and fossil fuels are like diamonds, in that there’s plenty and it’s all about who controls the spigot and the vaults and the ones and zeroes that constitute modern money.
Or they’re over there looking for that alien tech… they don’t want us to have.
The submissive have been surviving to breed for a very long time and lots of ignorant 19-year-olds die in wars so why should the elite have to fight?
FK – Who or what is really behind our involvement in the Middle East? Why do we stay involved in that quagmire? How much oil is there really under the ground or why do we war over who controls the spigot when there’s plenty of fossil fuel?
Things haven’t changed that much in the last hundred years or so:
“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
― Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier
I call them the unmentionables. In a free country there’s no such thing as a group whose motives cannot be questioned. When we have that we have a serious problem. We have a serious problem. In fact we have several.
No sacred cows, or a new global Bill of Rights
Barry Bright March 21, 2016
In light of ‘current events‘ and despite the predominate human nature we need a global Bill of Rights, based upon the Bill of Rights sponsored by the anti-federalists in the post revolutionary years of the United States which was of course part of the evolution of government in this country and the world.
Of course it’s not ‘perfect’ and I’m not expecting to see it instituted in my time in this realm, but here we go anyway:
Self defense against tyranny from any government or human institution, or organization or common criminals or otherwise is the most basic natural born right any human being possesses and is the basis of this document. This document is an acknowledgment of that pre-existing natural-born right, not an allowance or a creation of it.
The right to free speech on a free press or on a free internet or on the airwaves or in any spectrum electromagnetic or other wise is sacrosanct and not to be brought into question. This means there are no ‘sacred cows’ nor any groups or ideologies whose motives cannot be brought into question.
The right to bear arms of whatever kind against government oppression/criminals or common criminals is not to be brought into question. In other words there’s no such thing as an ‘illegal weapon.’ This stems from the fact that self defense, the most basic right that any creature possesses, is the natural born right that this entire document is based upon.
All governments are to be secular and to have no say in individual religious choice insofar as that choice doesn’t infringe on the Liberty of others. As humanity evolves so does its need for more freedom, liberty, concepts that of course have evolved over time. Any and all governments that refuse to recognize this reality and continue to oppress, enslave, control, populations in the name of whatever ideologies shall be and must be opposed and ended.
No worker shall have money, currency, credits, wages of whatever form of modern or new definition stolen from their paychecks before they even reach their hands by any government on any level.
Taxes shall be ‘value added’ or a sales tax only, not to exceed one percent of the value of the item or goods being purchased. All governments shall be held to a budget that puts the needs of the common people first which means roadways and affordable fuel are more important than bombers or ICBMs.
Property rights of individuals are to be sacrosanct. The most important ‘private property’ anyone owns is their own life, health, safety, and no one, anywhere, anytime has the ‘right’ to take that from them or deny them their most basic right, that of self defense. Eminent domain shall only be applied when true and dire public interest is at stake. Any who are proven in a court of law to profit from such takings shall be executed.
Cases to be tried by juries shall consist of a jury of peers from the local area. Judges shall never advise the juries that they must abide by ‘the law’ as it is written as sometimes laws are wrong and simply evil. Judges shall advise juries of their right to nullify any and all law except that which protects the natural born most basic rights of all described above.
Prosecutors and police that are proven to have railroaded any innocent person into prison for political or monetary or any other gain at any point in their careers are to be executed.
All cruel and unusual punishment is banned as the primary job of prisons is to keep violent humans who have been convicted of committing crimes against persons or their property off the street. Only elected, appointed or hired government employees that have broken their oaths to uphold the natural rights of human beings and the Liberty of all shall face execution except for murderers that have been proven beyond all doubt, not on circumstantial evidence, to be guilty.
Judges may not have exclusive power to decide what is evidence and any defendant may demand that all pertinent evidence be seen or heard or examined by a jury via an outside body not subservient to the courts.
Appeals processes in criminal cases are not to exceed two years and are to be immediately turned over to outside agencies not affiliated with those that brought the prosecution.
No government shall spy on its citizens or seek to examine their personal papers, memories, minds, records whether held by them or others nor require backdoor decryption nor surveil their activities in any form by any means without a warrant generated by a court of law nor may any home or private or company office, facility or vehicle be searched without a warrant or probable cause.
Warrants shall only be issued upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Crimes of possession are hereby banned. Excessive bail or fines for minor cases or non-violent crimes is banned. Forfeiture of property of those accused of crimes by law enforcement agencies or any other bodies is forbidden.
(And let’s just borrow directly from the U.S. Bill of Rights because I’m not sure the next two paragraphs could be worded any better.):
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Voting shall be considered as a privilege to be earned not a right. All who wish to vote must prove citizenship in the country, state, district, precinct, however defined locally and must prove they are literate in the local language of that area and take a test to prove they understand the theory of limited government and individual liberty and the right to fight back that is possessed by all.
This is necessary because of the human trait that often prefers slavery of whatever form to Liberty, a trait which often has no problem killing, torturing, abusing, slandering any who oppose their efforts to enslave the rest of humanity in their dogmas, rituals, religions, collectivist/statist governments including those not herein mentioned or defined.
All candidates for public service on any level must publicly provide on the internet or whatever technology replaces it a resume to include their past voting records, their affiliations, memberships, names of each and every donor/PACS/or other cute name for influence where the donation exceeded the amount a common citizen might be expected to provide.
Debates on the presidential level for any nation must take place within a week of the primary, caucus or election that is held on the same day nationwide, be available for broadcast on all available outlets, be preceded by the presentation of the candidates’ resumes to the people and of donor lists. Moderators may not be members of the ‘mainstream news media’ and a panel of interviewers must consist of real activists that have proven they have a true in-depth understanding of ‘the issues’ and limited government and its reason for existence: the maintenance of human Liberty. In other words, there’s no such thing as a right to work openly or surreptitiously to erode or destroy the rights of others.
Whenever candidates/government employees(elected, hired or appointed public servants) are elected, hired or appointed they must take an oath to uphold and defend this Bill of Rights. Those with records of not doing so are to be immediately tried for treason against human Liberty and executed before their evil is allowed to filter into any government.
Pure or impure forms of democracy, socialism, communism, and other forms of authoritarianism are banned. Dictatorships and monarchies by whatever name or description are banned.
All governments exist for the Liberty/benefit of the common people and shall be organized by a ‘separation of powers’ to include two houses of a congress, an executive with strictly defined and limited powers and a judicial branch, but with personal responsibility enforced upon each member for the defense of human Liberty. All failures to uphold their oaths to such shall be responded to with a speedy treason trial and execution via the granite gallows to be erected in front of every government building.
A special agency shall exist for the investigation of government corruption and no other law enforcement purpose shall be assigned to it so it cannot be turned on the people. This agency shall be under the purview of the local militia force that shall use the granite gallows to deal with cases of bribery or corruption within the force or agency itself.
No more wars for profit. Those waging such wars will be tried by a local or national or international criminal court, whichever catches them first, to be followed by their execution.
All young people(adults of legal age) before their 25th year shall be conscripted into basic military service for at least six months of active duty and two years of reserve training because so many would choose to not even be able to defend themselves much less the Liberty of their neighbors. All able bodied members of society who value human Liberty and show consistent support for this Bill of Rights are considered to be in the militia for the duration of their lives.
The military arts and physical fitness and health maintenance shall be taught in the schools along with the basics that produce literacy in language and mathematics and the arts because sadly it is often human nature to choose lifelong ignorance on these issues which can lead to the enslavement of those around them.
The Oath of fealty to human Liberty to be taken by all elected, hired or appointed public servants:
“I recognize the right of those who have elected, hired or appointed me to kill me if I degrade or attack or infringe their most basic right, that of self defense against me, or any other entity or institution, in any way or form. I shall never allow anyone to call me an ‘official’ for fear that would cause them to think I hold real power over them, rather my primary task is to ensure good government that sadly is sometimes necessary for the benefit of Human Liberty, property rights and the free society it fosters.
“If serving in law enforcement or the military I shall never enforce laws that impinge, attack, abridge the most basic right of the people, the right to fight back against and kill if necessary those who would enslave them or enslave them further. As a hired public servant my first responsibility is to this Bill of Rights which means arresting any who seek to attack, impinge or abridge any of its contents.
“I take this Oath and promise to uphold/enforce it upon myself and my fellow public servants upon pain of death.”
Obviously I tried to update according to current concerns and allow for a few future ones. My own definition of the Second Amendment can be found here.
How to enforce this? Until we develop true interstellar flight or make the military’s black budget space force public we use Australia as a global penal colony. All those that wish to exist under or rule an authoritarian system are flown there by a B-52 and kicked out at 20,000 feet with a poorly packed parachute. If the tiny number of Australians that value human Liberty don’t want to move we can always fall back on Antarctica.
However, the hard core of the Communist movement consisted of ruthless criminals, clear-eyed in their understanding of the intellectual errors of Marxism, who were willing to employ any necessary means to obtain the power they sought. For such hardened, hate-intoxicated conspirators, ideology is a tactic, a means of mobilizing supporters and rationalizing criminal actions.
Those who accept uncritically the idea that “Communism is dead” fail to understand the true nature of the enemy. Communism is not an ideology in which one believes. Rather, it is a criminal conspiracy in which one enlists. Although Lenin professed to revere Marx’s scribblings as sacred writ, once his Bolsheviks had seized power in Russia, Lenin freely modified Marxism to suit his needs. The same was true of Stalin. The Bolsheviks did not come to power in Russia by any uprising of the workers and peasants, but by a coup d’etat, orchestrated by a tightly disciplined Marxist cadre and ultimately consolidated by civil war. They also received — lest it be forgotten — critical help from Western political and banking elites.
FK – Good history on communism but I can’t agree with blindly returning to the ancient tribal propaganda which was/is often forced on those who don’t wish to exist according to its edicts. If the human race is to survive we must stop choosing between the various forms of authoritarianism and strive for real human Liberty. This would not include following any religion that baptizes babies to save their souls from eternal hellfire or cajoles little kids into ‘gettin’ saved’ for the same reason. How sad that the human race for all its accomplishments is still a very primitive species and still exists in a very dark age.
FK – What’s more evil, an ideology that can kill a few hundred or a few thousand or one that can enslave billions?