Trying to make sense of what appears to be a nonsensical world is not easy. I have great sympathy for people who give up entirely. They intuitively KNOW that they can’t effect much real change in the system and so they tune out and just do other things. Of course that doesn’t solve anything and it screws their kids, but I do get it. Continuously reminding yourself of fundamental things about human nature and the world is very helpful to keep you on an even keel, thinking straight, and therefore not depressed about the situation. Here’s one you can NEVER forget.
People want something for nothing.
This rule is so universal it is scary. It doesn’t matter how smart someone is, that stinking concept will creep in in all sorts of ways to their thinking. I know I catch myself in the trap quite often. So then take a step down to the mass of people who really just aren’t that smart or don’t bother to apply themselves for whatever reason, and imagine how much this rule DOMINATES their life and thinking.
People want to be in shape but don’t want to work out. They want a great relationship but don’t take the time to make themselves better. They want to be great lovers but hope a pill can do that for them. They want to be well read but end up watching the movie instead of reading the book. And on and on.
It is NO different in politics. People want to be free and yet they don’t want the responsibility that comes with that. They don’t want the REALITY of freedom, they want the concept without the work. Remember Jefferson said you need a revolution and some blood periodically. Look around, most people aren’t willing to do ANYTHING, much less something that would work. Once you accept this you then clearly see why we have the totally screwed up POLITICAL SYSTEM that we have. People who want power take advantage of this. It is no more complicated than that.
Those who wield power know that the masses can be run on the fantasy of something for nothing, and, they are more than willing to continuously sell the people the fantasy that they are getting something when in fact they are not. Because the people drawn to government, for the most part, are not good people. It isn’t complicated. They want power over you.
No people can be free and in control of their government by watching teleprompter personalities on TV tell them lies, and then having “debates” with each other about what was said, and then going and “voting” every couple of years. Think about how laughably absurd that is.
How can ANYONE with half a brain think that a group of self seeking meglomaniacs with access to a virtually unlimited check book that they don’t pay for, could ever be controlled by this “system” we even CLAIM to have, much less what we ACTUALLY have? It is delusional. Yet that is what people imagine is the case with our government. It is quite a testament to the power of someone’s beliefs.
If you implant an idea into peoples’ heads early and often they will see and believe things that have no reality at all. Hence the people in this country see it as free. They see the country as one of laws and restraints on the law makers. They imagine it to be something it is clearly not if you just objectively look at it and ask basic questions. And that is why fundamental questions can never be allowed as I have shown. You must only operate within the game they have devised for the people to play and imagine. Nothing more.
The “republic” we supposedly have is a total sham. What we actually have is one of the worst of all worlds, as opposed to the best, as we are taught.
We know that democracy is just 2 wolves and a lamb trying to decide what is for dinner. We have been told again and again about the way democracy doesn’t work because the minorities are oppressed etc. And we are told that is why our “brilliant system” is a representative “republic”. Our entire system brainwashes people all their lives about how we have this system that keeps the government in check. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we don’t. What we have is a group of people ruling us who sell the people a lie by using the principle that people can have something for nothing.
First I will describe what the REAL difference is between a republic and a democracy. And next, I will show you why we do not have the ESSENTIAL piece that distinguishes the two.
In a democracy, the majority rules and minorities have no say. A TRUE democracy is one where the people directly vote on the issues. A representative democracy is one where the people elect people who then vote on issues. In a large political entities, like the counties that have been intentionally created, there is no chance for a real democracy even if you wanted one. At best you can have a representative democracy.
But who would want to live in a democracy, even a “representative” democracy? Once you get beyond more than few thousand people who have the same values and lifestyle etc. it breaks down and can never work.
As I have said before, would you agree to live with whatever your neighbors voted for if the decision was as small as what everyone would have to eat on Friday nights and when they would have to eat it for the next 5 years? I doubt it.
And this simple question shows what the REALLY fundamental issue is for ANY government, SCOPE OF AUTHORITY. The form doesn’t matter nearly as much as the SCOPE of power it wields.
That is why the government education system is designed to confuse people by discussing all the different FORMS instead of the Key component, the only one that actually matters, the SCOPE within which the government is authorized to act. Because remember, all government is nothing but a gun pointed at you or you pointing it at your neighbor. Nothing more.
The great con pulled in this country is distracting people to get them to focus on the FORM obsessively like the boogie men communism and “dictatorships”, instead of the SCOPE. Those are to be feared as “threatening our freedom”. In fact the bulk of the total police state that has been imposed on us and the basis for going all over the world killing other people is to “protect our way of life”. Which of course means nothing more than protecting our government, which of course means nothing more than protecting the financial interests of the wealthy who run it all.
The people are so deeply brainwashed that the vast majority will never be able to even discuss this topic without being angered, much less could they ever accept the truth of it. They operate in the red/blue world of politics at best. Imagining that the answer lies with working within the system. They can’t move beyond this because their entire world view would collapse if they actually saw the reality. It is called cognitive dissonance. It is well known and extensively studied and understood by our rulers.
And that is precisely why the people in charge spend so much time making sure the children are taught this fantasy about what the government in this country is and then they pump it into your heads all your life through media propaganda and movies showing America as this great country of freedom. There is no substance needed. Just show a flag and a guy in uniform “saving us from an enemy” and then “getting the girl”, and people are sold. They create a world view for the people and then the people MAINTAIN IT themselves for mental self preservation.
Okay, so we don’t have a democracy and we don’t want one.
What we supposedly have is a representative republic. So what is the difference? I mean we vote for people who then go up and supposedly represent us by then VOTING for things. This looks exactly like a representative democracy.
The difference between a republic and a democracy is that in a constitutional republic the government is a government of LIMITED AND EXPRESS POWERS. The government can ONLY do what we have said it can. You see? This is the ONLY distinction. Did you realize this? I doubt it. Don’t feel bad, think where you were taught?
This supposed limitation on the government is what supposedly makes our country great and free, and not a “tyrannical” democracy. The government has “constitutional limitations” that “protect the people”. That is THE ENTIRE DIFFERENCE. Nothing more.
Take the constitutional limitations away and you have reverted to the WORST FORM, a representative democracy that appears to be a representative republic. A fraud in other words. That of course is what we actually have.
Why do I say it is the worse form? Isn’t a dictator worse Legalman? Not to me. A “constitutional” dictatorship would be greatly preferable to me. Frankly, when it comes to “governing” over the limited areas that the federal government is actually empowered to govern as set out in Art. 1 Sect. 8, I couldn’t care less who or what FORM governed those areas. They are so limited I don’t care much in light of how little actual affect I can have on the system with my one vote. My vote just doesn’t count for crap. So I don’t care if that limited area is governed by one guy or a panel or a group of “elected representatives”. They wouldn’t have much authority, so I’m good with pretty much any FORM. Do you see the difference?
Further, the reality is that if we had a “constitutionally limited” dictator, then we could all KNOW he would probably try and overstep. People would be ON GUARD that the guy would try and grab power. He couldn’t hide it. Then the people could step in and stop it.
But what we have is a government that has no ACTUAL limitations under the guise that it does. So the people are not just asleep, they actively support the expansion under the guise that they are supporting their “freedom” That is the real genius of the system they put in. Do you see?
Think about it. I have showed you that the supreme court gave the feds the green light to regulate anything they want. They have so distorted their “authority” that there is no practical limit. If there was any actual limit that mattered, then they couldn’t regulate the light bulbs you use, the water that flushes in your toilet, how many hours a week someone can work without overtime, a minimum wage, require you keep records of every thing you make or spend for 7 years, rendition you and hold you without trial, force you to accept a form of money that has no value, outlaw drugs they choose, and on and on and on. If you think it is limited, then how do you explain any of that?
Nothing about our government is LIMITED. Yet that is the ONLY difference between a democracy which creates tyranny, and a “republic”. Do you see? The only limits there even are, are limits placed on the people to GET RID OF WHAT HAS BEEN IMPOSED ON THEM. That is the ACTUAL use of the the “constitutional limitations”. Don’t like a supreme court opinion expanding power? Oh, too bad so sad. There isn’t Jack Sh*t you can do about it. Get it?
The people have all the real power. But they have tricked the people into believing that they must follow “rules” that the people never agreed to. It is a parlor trick. Nothing more. As long as the people think they have to live by what people supposedly agreed to before they were even born, well, then the people who want to control you can keep you under control As soon as the people see the game for what it is, poof, it is over.
The system we have creates a tyranny even against the Majority, not just the minority. It is the WORST of all worlds.
Oh, that’s not true Legalman. Really? Okay, then put the income tax on a national referendum and see if the people vote to keep it. Oh, they won’t? Well, that’s my point. It isn’t even a government by a majority. It is nothing but an oligarchy/kleptocracy masquerading as a representative republic. Again, the FORM doesn’t matter. It is the SCOPE that matters, nothing else.
The fundamental problem is that you can’t have one branch of the same government in charge of limiting itself. That can NEVER work. Yet that is what they TELL us we have. They tell us that is the unique brilliance of OUR system. It is hilarious to me. They have taken the KEY to how they abuse us all and convinced everyone that it is the KEY to OUR GREATNESS.
The supreme court, which is just the federal government, is the supposed check on the federal government. That is absurd. IT CAN NEVER WORK. How can you expect that an entity will check itself? It is nothing but a fantasy of something for nothing. The people are relieved of any obligation to oversee the criminals in Washington, because they “have a system in place” that “keeps them free”. They believe it because they were told.
They want to keep believing it because they prefer watching tv and looking at Kim Kardashians ass to having to actually think and act. They HAVE to keep believing it because of the cognitive dissonance it would create to face the truth. So they mindlessly repeat the idea that because they have a “right to vote” every few years that they are free. Poof, it’s magic don’t you see?
And this is why they laugh at the masses and feel no compunction at all in stealing from you and me. They believe that if you are stupid and weak enough to let them do it, then they are JUSTIFIED in doing it. Get it? Once you see that then a lot of questions can be answered.
The people don’t even understand what they don’t understand. It is a total fantasy world they live in. Fantasy sells, it is REALITY that doesn’t sell well. And that is the true state of affairs.
That is why you have to learn to protect yourself in the real world and not live in the delusional world that the masses inhabit. You only have two choices, learn how to work around the reality, or join the cheaters and abusers. Honestly it doesn’t matter to me which you choose. Everything has a price whether you are “caught” or not. And if you don’t believe that, then go and join the cheaters. I mean that. Go join them, I have given you the keys to their kingdom. Take what you want and be prepared to pay the price.
For those who believe that their own good conduct is the ONLY THING THAT MATTERS, we have to stick together. Gently wake and guide those who can be woken. Learn to work around the system AS IT IS, and maybe just maybe effect a bit of change if we can. That’s all for now.
Be well my brainwashed Brethren, don’t be down, move towards the light.