|1 Oct 2015 @ 17:58, by amaterasu. Liberty, Sovereignty
Many a reader will equate anarchy with “lawlessness” and “chaos,” while Others know quite well that the true meaning of “anarchy” is simply “anti-archon,” “anti-rulers.” In fact, with the three Laws of Ethics, also called Common Law, only…anarchy equates to complete freedom within Ethics. (And in fact, the word “chaos” does not mean “pandemonium,” which is what most seem to think it does. Chaos has an infolded or underlying structure that emerges with time. With sound seed parameters, Human chaos can emerge quite beautifully and functionally.)
And no matter how You cut it, having Some dictate what Others may and may not do outside the three Laws (rulers, “leaders,” “elected officials,” etc.) is the antithesis of freedom. “Benevolent” – leading to “subjects” who might even think They are free, and mostly happy – to tyrannical, Any who claim any “authority” to dictate to Others are removing freedom. Inherent in this is the power over Others, of course. And power over Others draws psychopaths far more than it does the Ones here that are heart-driven.
Psychopaths get quite good at moving Us with Our emotions and it is with Our minds, Our discernment, that We can overcome the pickle that We, Humanity on this planet, are in. If this silly barrage of psyops lately hasn’t yet clued You in that there is a less than freedom-healthy motive behind them, I have great compassion for You and await the moment when You are clued.
This is what We get when We consent to rulers. The better choice is no rulers and taking personal responsibility for Each Our own choice of behavior, with the Laws of Ethics, and the Betterment Ethic in place of the work “ethic,” which is, when You think about it, a slave’s creed, not an Ethic at all.
Removing the top down in favor of a web-driven bottom up, and using the natural chaos in the societies We see functioning all around Us, from insects to critters both bigger and smaller, would serve Humanity well. There is a chaos of autonomous Individuals in all societies with informational seed parameters for response. Meet too many scouts, go help at home (the creation and/or care of young). One root problem to allowing this informational chaos, this stigmergy, to flow within Humanity is the yoke of money. This is used to skew the natural flow of information through bribery, blackmail setups, and threats. It gives power over Others to the Ones most passionate about having power over Others (which are the psychopaths in society).
Clearly, if We would support the principles We are told the top-down controlmind in America stands for, We would support such an anarchy. It would go much further to Our benefit, far closer to Our goals, than the psychopath-driven results We see. For example, GMO would never have willfully escaped confinement had We not had money/power driven psychopaths in control. Sure, some Individual psychopaths might create isolated problems, but the ability to “make that choice for Us” allowed it to be “acceptable,” even, without in depth, honest studies and reporting.
Truly, if You look around, I am sure You will see at least one thing that would not be if psychopaths were not in control. Many of You will see far more than one.
We have choices to make. Do You REALLY want freedom? We can co-create it. Without psychopaths in control, Our Individual genius will shine, freed as We will be from the slavery We presently endure.
“Are We American for the principles or in support of pieces of paper?” This is a good question. Again, do You REALLY want freedom, justice, and the ability to pursue happiness? Then an Ethical anarchy wins hands down over any top-down controlmind system.
Withdraw consent from systems that promote psychopaths to power.
How to Withdraw Consent
“Let’s do the restart in ideas, not blood.”
| 10 Apr 2008 @ 01:20, by hyphenate. Liberty, Sovereignty
[excerpted from DoingIt!, May, 2006]
We need to be for... more
than we are against.
May 1st. May Day. Traditionally a day of workers and the downtrodden of many cultures standing in unison against oppression and inequities of all kinds. A good day to be playing with the following concepts.
Earth Day. Martin Luther King Day. Bastille Day. Demonstrations, rallies, boycotts. Many days, many festivals, many protests… many occasions for the socially-conscious to show their support of the world and each other… by exposing that which they are against.
I have really been looking harder at current practices and ways of being in the world of causes and activism, how their effectiveness in many ways seems to be lagging, and how the well-intended and action-oriented seem to be chasing off a significant number of the like-minded. Of late, I have really felt myself leaving events organized by these well-intentioned ones with much heaviness, and fighting a sense of having less hope than that which I came in with. I support the ends of these, my people, but see that there is a disconnect between these and their means, that needs to be remedied here.
In seeking to create our shambhala, our place in the sun, our heaven on Earth, our peace… we need to remember to begin first with finding that peace within ourselves and bring that forward. More >
|30 Oct 2007 @ 05:54, by vaxen. Liberty, Sovereignty
"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.": - Voltaire - [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)
On Track for U.S. Collapse
By Michael S. Rozeff
Bush and Cheney are steering the U.S. into a collapse. Only strong public voices by influential people can prevent the coming disaster. We desperately need for men and women who are known to the public and have credibility to speak up in the critical period ahead to avoid catastrophe.
[link] More >
|27 Jul 2007 @ 21:32, by b. Liberty, Sovereignty
We here at NewCiv used to have and put in visions of a new civilization from time to time. Many of course have written about the new civilization as have I. So again, I call for anyone to place a vision of a new civilization here. More >
|28 Jun 2007 @ 17:25, by anandavala. Liberty, Sovereignty
Before joining the conversation, please read and accept this Invitation to a Conversation.
Commonsense, Fascist Regimes and the Ego
Whilst talking about
commonsense realism and truly overcoming it, are two
very different things it is still very useful to talk about something when there is
extreme misunderstanding about it.
To give an example - talking about the dangers of smoking and actually
quitting are two very different things however if a person believed that smoking
was totally natural and normal and there was no reason to quit then first they
need to overcome that illusion before they have any chance of actually quitting
and becoming healthy. Talk can be a vital preliminary to actually doing.
So I'll clarify commonsense realism a little more by talking about
commonsense in general. Commonsense is just a blanket term for whatever
unquestioned belief system is dominant at the present time.
At various times it has been commonsense to keep slaves or to beat children
or to oppress women or to carry a sword or to wear high heels or to smoke
cigarettes. Commonsense is a collective trance that changes over time according
to its own dynamic.
Furthermore, civilisation is a communal understanding and commonsense is the
foundation of that understanding. It is a subtle dogma that maintains a regime.
The Gaian-Ego Hypothesis and
Collective Meditation to Counter the Collective Ego.
Every regime has its dogma which is a set of beliefs that are protected from
reason by a culture of denial. The nature of a regime is determined by the
nature of its commonsense. More >
|18 Jun 2007 @ 20:37, by Unknown. Liberty, Sovereignty
"It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. Millions are condemned to a stiller doom than mine, and millions are in silent revolt against their lot. Nobody knows how many rebellions besides political rebellions ferment in the masses of life which people earth."
---Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre"
| 20 Jun 2006 @ 11:12, by scotty. Liberty, Sovereignty
This may be the most important article that you have ever read! It deals with your legal status that determines whether you have unalienable rights or just corporate granted privileges. Most Americans think that they have unalienable rights protected by the Constitution. They also think that when they vote they are in fact electing officials to manage their government under Constitutional principles. Most people think that lawyers and judges practice law under a judicial system. Most people think that the government has no boundary. Well most people have relied upon government controlled schools and the media for their information and they have been misinformed!
To read the whole article click this [link] More >
|27 Nov 2005 @ 10:48, by jazzolog. Liberty, Sovereignty
I would like to beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. LIVE the questions now.
---Rainer Maria Rilke
Truth is something you stumble into when you think you are going someplace else.
Watching the moon
I knew myself completely:
no part left out.
William Blake (1757-1827)
Oil on canvas, 1794
I'm not much of a joiner and never have been. I haven't sought out many groups in my life. Such pursuit never entered the picture much. My parents came from individually quite different backgrounds, weren't joiners either, and didn't bring with them any cultural baggage that got me involved in groups. They both were something like 3rd generation Swedes in America, but they didn't celebrate any traditions from the "old country" except smorgasbord at Christmas...and then it was at a paternal relative's house and not ours. Those people still could speak some Swedish, but I never heard but a few words in my house. Maybe the farming Swedes on my mother's side had been on these shores longer because I never saw a flake in them of any traditions except universally countrified ones. Their generation came out of the Depression and went to World War II, both of which catastrophes encouraged a style of surviving that was tightly knit to the institutions of the United States. My family was middle class America in the 1940s and 1950s, and if any "group" came out of that it probably was The Organization Man. More >
|8 Jun 2005 @ 19:17, by jazzolog. Liberty, Sovereignty
Love the pitcher less, and the water more.
No one can live your life except you.
No one can live my life except me.
You are responsible. I am responsible.
But what is our life? What is our death?
The point is to perform every activity, from playing basketball to taking out the garbage, with precise attention, moment by moment.
From the free wallpapers at [link]
Saturday evening we went to a party at the home of some new friends at Ohio University. Our host is from Bangladesh, and he and his wife, of Irish descent, had brought together a most diverse group of individuals, tentatively to warm their new house and check out the construction of his wine cellar...as well as its contents. There were couples from Bengal and Serbia, the local rural counties around Athens, and teachers at every level of education, many hailing, like me, from the Northeast. Faizul teaches in the College of Business, and some of his colleagues were invited. Dana and I agreed we wouldn't be talking politics in there. This would be a social occasion and we'd be on our best behavior. More >
|14 Mar 2005 @ 10:59, by ming. Liberty, Sovereignty
Every year the US State Department releases a report on the state of human rights in various countries. All countries except for the US, basically. So, to compensate for that lack, China's State Council Information Office releases a report on the state of human rights in the U.S. Which doesn't look particularly good. See an article about the report here. Here are a few scattered highlights:
American society is characterized with rampant violent crimes, severe infringement of people's rights by law enforcement departments and lack of guarantee for people's rights to life, liberty and security of person. ..
It goes on and on. Voting, heathcare, poverty, racial issues, gender issues, war crimes. Pervasive and serious problems in all of them. And it seems to be basically correct. The United States as a bastion of freedom and human rights is a bit of a joke. But one that tends to be believed not only by most U.S. citizens, but also by most of the rest of the world. But it isn't particularly true. There are certainly more oppressive places one can live. And, yes, you can in principle walk around freely and think what you want, as you can in most places. And if you're a member of the upper classes, you might find a lot of freedom to do your thing in the U.S. But as far as the overall freedom and human rights situation in many areas, I'm afraid the U.S. would be pretty far down the list. The more embarrassing thing is that it takes China to make such a report. China which of course has its own problems, still being essentially a totalitarian state, even if a rapidly transforming one. More >
A survey found that in the 17 years from 1985 to 2002, Los Angeles recorded more than 100 times increase in police shooting at automobile drivers, killing at least 25 and injuring more than 30 of them. Of these cases, 90 percent were due to misjudgment. (The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 29, 2004.) ..
The United States characterizes itself as "a paradise for free people," but the ratio of its citizens deprived of freedom has remained among the highest in the world. Statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last November showed that the nation made an estimated 13.6 million arrests in 2003. The national arrest rate was 4,695.1 arrests per 100,000 people, 0.2 percent up than that of the previous year (USA Today, Nov. 8, 2004). ..
Jails have become one of the huge and most lucrative industries,with a combined staff of more than 530,000 and being the second largest employer in the United States only after the General Motors. Private prisons are more and more common. The country now has over 100 private prisons in 27 states and 18 private prison companies. The value of goods and services created by inmates surged from 400 million US dollars in 1980 to 1.1 billion US dollars in 1994.
Abuse of prisoners and violence occur frequently in US jails and prisons, which are under disorderly management. The Los Angeles Times reported on Aug. 15 last year that over 40 state prison systems were once under some form of court order, for brutality, crowding, poor food and lack of medical care. ..
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