We cannot leverage our power in the political system or this society if we do not know the full extent of that power. There is a pervasive misunderstanding in our society about the nature of politics and politicians among the electorate, and it is defanging every attempt to effect change in that system. This outcome is orchestrated rather than naturally occurring. Like so many things in our society the truth of how social systems work has been purposely obfuscated by propaganda and decades-long miseducation of the people. Those with power in this society have socially engineered our ignorance because it allows them to manufacture our consent to the very systems oppressing us.
Misery, like ignorance in society, is imposed; it is created by the laws of this government. The economy which dictates our quality of life is brought into existence by laws; these laws are written by politicians. Politicians are elected by groups of citizens for the purpose of managing the functions of government and to write law on our behalf.
Our politicians, however, know that capitalism will not function without creating the conditions which place many of our citizens at the bottom, in poverty and destitute conditions. They know that without creating false scarcity there is not economic space for the unfettered accumulation at the top, and then who would pay for their campaigns. Poverty and excess are two sides of one coin, in a capitalist reality, and our politicians are gleefully choosing to impose laws which keep that savage system in place.
This is why FDR claimed his greatest achievement was to save capitalism from itself; he forced the system to redistribute wealth downwards in contradiction to its nature of concentrating upwards. He knew that without regulation capitalism would achieve its goal of complete concentration at the top. When capitalism consumes itself, it leaves the destitute masses of people no other option but to violently overthrow the whole damn apparatus. Regulation, contrary to the talking points of many pundits, is the necessary duty of any government which has authorized the creation of corporations. Corporations are artificial; they have no morality, so it is up to their creator (government) to write their operating procedure/rule set.
What the elite class does not want the electorate to know is that the authority politicians use to write laws is loaned to them by their constituents…us. Politicians have no power or law writing authority on their own; they are not even People when acting in their official capacity. They are meant to be vassals of the collective will of the voters. Taking office makes one a subject (slave) of the People (masters), whose purpose is to “Represent” OUR will. Nowhere does it state Representatives may usurp the people’s creator endowed authority, and use it to give aid and comfort to corporations, oligarchs, and special interests who have waged a class war against the people of this nation.
Treason: N. the crime of betraying one’s country, defined in Article III, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution: “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
Corporations have no authority to give a politician; they are artificial creations of man and were never endowed with natural rights. Natural rights, endowed by our creator, are the source of the People’s authority to write laws/ task a vassal to write laws on our behalf. But, corporations do not exist in nature and therefore have no such authority. The fact these creations of man which are authorized by the government we created, have found a way around the legal barrier between living beings and artificial creations is proof positive that we live in what Sheldon Wolin called inverted totalitarianism;
“Antidemocracy, executive predominance, and elite rule are basic elements of inverted totalitarianism. Antidemocracy does not take the form of overt attacks upon the idea of government by the people. Instead, politically it means encouraging what I have earlier dubbed ‘civic demobilization,’ conditioning an electorate to being aroused for a brief spell, controlling its attention span, and then encouraging distraction or apathy. The intense pace of work and the extended working day, combined with job insecurity, is a formula for political demobilization, for privatizing the citizenry… Above all, depoliticization is promoted through society’s being enveloped in an atmosphere of collective fear and of individual powerlessness: fear of terrorists, loss of jobs, the uncertainties of pension plans, soaring health costs, and rising educational expenses.”
― Sheldon S. Wolin, Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism
The powers that be rely upon the people not understanding that this government is meant to be a tool of living breathing human beings. It exists based on a contract called the Constitution, and we can sever that shit at any time. Threatening to claim our right to break all political bonds and write a new contract is how we fully leverage our power. If we had not lost the knowledge of this fundamental expression of self-determination then the system of capitalism would not have been able to seize the gears of our government in the first place.
The status quo requires that we believe the politicians have the power to write law completely independent of the will of the people, so we do not demand they be written for our benefit. The status quo requires that we believe we can change our conditions through a rigged electoral system, so we will not fight them on other fronts. The status quo relies upon our ignorance that we can withdraw our consent to their governance at any time, just as America’s founders did in the Declaration of Independence.
The last thing the system wants is for people to realize the fundamental truth that if we cannot dissent to a contract or legal presumption of status than we are slaves to that system. It sounds diabolical, but no other word describes the Orwellian playbook the powerful have used to shape the reality of generations of our people. But, history teaches us that no system lasts forever, and now is the time to break the intellectual chains the powerful have used to immobilize our progress. Only when we cast off the false reality imposed upon us will we begin to see clearly enough to develop the solutions our people need.
There can be no question that voluntary participation is the core mechanism to prevent enslavement at the hands of any system. Dissent is the ultimate vote of no confidence and exertion of free will in a contractual reality, yet it is considered radical to talk of legalizing free will. Freedom and liberty are manifest through dissent and it is a Natural right of all human’s to live on this earth without penalty for refusing to contract with any entity. This is a legal truth of civilization that the elite fear you will learn… that, you have always been free.
It is not unreasonable to require (under threat of immediate removal from power) our political vassals govern and write law for our benefit and not on behalf of the corporate class. It is not at all unreasonable to demand a different world, a better world; we have all the authority and power we need to craft it from the ground up if needed. Do not let anyone tell you differently, the rights you have were endowed to you upon birth, not granted to you by the government. The people are the masters and the politicians are our slaves, and it’s about time we remind them of where they actually stand with us. We don’t have to put with this corrupt shit, we really don’t. Click To Tweet
They need our consent to keep this whole dog and pony show going. The moment the systems of society become so rotted, so corrupted, so disgusting… it becomes our duty to confront these elements as if our lives depend on it, because they do. The systems we have now are not beneficial to the human condition, nor do they produce a healthy society or viable future. Therefore, we must recraft them.
If we reclaim our capacity to move past divisive political association and center our collective power on ideas and policies then we can transform our economy, our legal structure, and our governance systems. We must reform each of these sectors, installing new incentive structures which place improving the human condition at the top of the priority list for these operating systems rather than the profit model of capitalism.
If we cannot elect people to take these actions for us, because they are corrupted upon entering the political system then we must organize to exert our will upon each and every one of them, from the local level on up. We must engage in radical acts of political action, with peace and love in our hearts. We must if necessary, enter our government buildings as communities to sever the contracts of these officials by a hand vote of the people. We must be willing to physically remove them from the building, and throw our bodies upon the gears of our own system if it is needed.
We must occupy all of the “government spaces” in any peaceful way that we can, knowing that it is our authority which created those “government spaces,” they are ours to claim. We must make it crystal clear to the political class that we know it is our right to sever all legal and political bonds at any time, and that we are willing to do exactly that if our demands are not met. We must make it crystal clear that we the people are simply not going to take this shit anymore. #NoJusticeNoPeace
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence 1776