The "communitarian" political theory is not explored in the above mentioned text, and it appears nowhere in the glossary of terms, or index. This ommission could be easily explained away, as it is in most reputable sources (like the Stanford Ecyclopedia), by the claim that: the term "communitarian" just appeared in the upper reaches of academia in the late 1970s. The reason the actual term doesn't appear as a topic in almost any text books or encyclopedias published prior to 1980 is it couldn't have been written about or referred to, not prior to the magical day it jumped up and hit Amitai Etzioni in the head. It's a NEW idea that was ONLY formed as a reaction to selfish individualism (as best represented by the U.S. Bill of Rights).
Yet, on page 372 of the above described textbook, in the Bentham and Mill section, the term "communitarian" is used in the first full paragraph:
"Utility is what the legislator must understand. In framing legislation, he must consider only the probable effect, in terms of pain and pleasure, of a proposed legislative measure upon the community. That measure is best which brings the greatest happiness and the least pain to the greatest number. It should be understood that Bentham's theory here is individualistic rather than communitarian. Whereas he speaks of the happiness of the greatest number and is obviously concerned with the welfare of the community, he cautiously points out that there is no community as such, but only individuals...."
So, if there existed a theory designed to replace the "theory" of individual liberty in this 1964 American college texbook, why wasn't the topic important enough to explain to American students whose only legitimate form of federal government was established, by law, to protect American state citizens' individual liberty? Here's my theory on that:
Communitarianism is the final, ultimate theory that will save mankind from destroying itself. It has to be introduced as perfect, by international gurus. It cannot have any religions or theories posed against it, because the final global government system is beyond mere beliefs and mortal, human understanding. It's so perfect that only stupid people would ever be bold enough to question it (like me) and only really advanced souls are capable enough to begin to understand it. That's why Georg Hegel called it "God's Idea."
As I prepare to begin writing the series I outlined last spring, I begin with "God's Idea," as it is explained on page 344 of the above mentioned text. This section on Hegel was literally mind blowing for me when I first read it and I've been stewing on it for six months. It's profoundly affected me, for many reasons, but mainly because this textbook validates our entire "thesis," and actually helps it to make a LOT more sense. There was so much to read and yet it's very interesting how we never found anything like this when we wrote our Hegel page back in 2002.
On a personal note, we may be heading out of here for the winter. The rains have been steadily building channells across my carpets and the mold is setting in. I spend my days gathering wood, keeping two fires going, and hauling water (Nord is doing cloth diapers and washing them by hand!) I don't have the manpower in me to build a deck in the rain and mud, I'm feeling all 51 years lately, which means I'm still in a summer gertee and it's already snowed (but didn't stick) twice. I do have a nice bunch of new materials I found on ebay for under (400.00) to test out a good winter gertee. So I can't make the decision to leave without trying it out. But our new webwriter and advertising business is hitting some serious glitches in the negotiations. As hard as it would be to walk away from all our work, it may not take off until next spring, if at all.
And, Nord just told me somebody from New Hampshire emailed her about sending me candles! Nice... I'm still using them to light the gertee and the sun's going down a lot earlier every night. It's expensive to mail them here, but the truth is, they're not available anywhere near where we live. I'm also learning to use kerosene in my oil lamps. Too bad I don't know how to burn fish oil.
So the new plan is I'm going to write the first article. Then, if the rain doesn't stop between now and when I finish it, so I can get enough sunshine to build a winter tent, we will be making some drastic geographical changes... preferably someplace warmer (which could literally be anywhere, considering how cold it will be here next month.) But still, with all the harships, I don't want to leave... man.. some places just get inside my skin and won't let go.. this place is one of them.
Thanks to Arlyn in Colorado for forwarding this article by Devvy Kidd at newswithviews.com. It brought tears to my eyes... been a long time since I cried over this.
THE 1775 PATRIOT IN 2007
May 28, 2007
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"It is Kissinger's belief, according to his aides, that by controlling food, one can control people, and by controlling energy, especially oil, one can control nations and their financial systems. By placing food and oil under international control along with the world's monetary system, Kissinger is convinced a loosely knit world government operating, under the frame-work of the United Nations can become a reality before 1980." --Gary Allen
One of the most often asked questions to me in e-mails is: What will it take to wake up my family or friends? Why do Americans care so little for their freedom that they refuse to even consider the truth about the mechanisms in play destroying this republic? Here's how I see it and it's not a pretty picture.
True, we have a nation of approximately 300 million people; close to 20 million here illegally. However, a large percentage of that 300 million are children, so that lowers the number of adult age Americans. In 2004, there were roughly 215,694,000 'voting age' Americans. We have a growing segment of the population who spend their days sick and dying. My heart fills with compassion for the human condition and those who are sick and dying through no fault of their own; their days are filled with meds and misery. I know that millions of Americans are the victims of consuming food and drink products that have been killing our people for decades. I speak of aspartame and fluoride as just two; my columns on these are many (see In Progress here.) Deadly chemicals rain down from our skies daily and despite proof of that statement, not one elected public servant will demand answers from the Department of Defense.
This nation is drowning in booze and drugs. I know that Libertarians want to legalize all drugs, but if you think we have massive problems with broken homes and crime now, legalize meth and see what happens. That drug is so highly addictive, tens of thousands of families across this land are broken, split apart with one or both parents in state prisons. Mothers and/or fathers who are addicted to meth are little better than vegetables trying to function; domestic violence in these cases is off the chart and it seems like all of them have children who end up either dead, totally neglected or removed from the home by some child welfare agency. America loves illegal drugs: meth, pot, cocaine and heroin. Two fine Americans, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, former U.S. Border Patrol Agents, are rotting in federal prisons because of a drug smuggler getting a free pass from a corrupt Federal Department of Justice. That drug dealer's profit is dependent on America's dependency on illegal drugs. Oh, sure, it's just recreational and so what if it's illegal? If there weren't so many Americans addicted to drugs, the market for these huge drug cartels selling you poison would dry up and fine, decent Americans like Compean and Ramos wouldn't be rotting in federal prison. Think about that the next time you snort some "nose candy" for fun. The reality is those who do these drugs are weak of character; they can't go through day to day life without a crutch to make them high.
If it's not illegal narcotics, we have a nation literally drowning in prescription drugs, many of them extremely dangerous like Prozac and Ritalin. A self medicated population that has reached epidemic proportions. How clearly can one think if their minds are muddled with massive amounts of drugs, legal or illegal? The same applies to the booze. If your brain is addled, how can you think and analyze clearly? Is it unfair to say that millions are walking zombies?
We have a nation of young adults who have gone through the government's indoctrination centers (public schools), who can barely read and have no understanding of the history of this country, much less the meaning of the Bill of Rights. They've been taught America is a democracy and carry that ignorance on to major colleges where they are brain washed with the communitarian doctrine to accept communism dressed up as "progressive," "liberal" and other popular labels. The toxic "feminist movement" poison and other communist propaganda has brought our nation to a state of millions of dysfunctional and broken families. America is dying from a thousand cuts daily; most don't really understand how or why. I do not claim to know everything, but I do know from dedicating my life the past 17+ years for the noble cause of freedom, so much of it spent researching, that the American people have been played and are marching lock step to the slaughter with their eyes wide open, their minds shut down.
There are tens of millions of people in this country who spend their time addicted to TV trash called reality shows, non stop sports on a half dozen channels simultaneously or who simply can't get through the day without some new scandal involving movie stars, "pop tarts" or Rosie O'Donnell. It is amazing how many hours every single cable network (supposedly serious news/commentary programs) have spent since last Wednesday on this junk. FOX, MSNBC, CNN and all their hot shot anchors just saturating the tube over The View dust up. Useful fools like Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Joe Scarborough, Larry King and others wasting dozens of hours on nonsense instead of warning the American people about the NAU and the real reasons Bush and his handlers want Iran. Forget it. They know who sign their multi million dollar paychecks.
I watched the entire fight between these View hosts once just because it was on the screen as I was panning channels on cable. I have never wasted the time I have on this earth watching nonsense called The View, so I am unfamiliar with the personalities. However, watching this one clip was an eye opener. It started with a Joy Behr firing off her laundry list of grievances against Bush and her support of Marxists. I determined there was enough room for rent where Behr's brain was supposed to be located to house an Army battalion. Then came the mouth off from this Elizabeth Hasselbeck; I guess she's the poster offering for what passes as a conservative today. Next up was O'Donnell. When it was over, I went back to work because WHO CARES? So this sexual deviant left The View a few weeks early. WHO CARES? America is on the the brink of financial ruin, another war for oil (Iran), Bush is killing us with his dictatorial edicts, aided and supported by a corrupt Congress and I'm supposed to care about some stupid TV show and the squabbling by a bunch of cats sitting around sniping at each other?
Over the years I have also watched my fellow Americans trade freedom and liberty for trinkets. Material objects mean more to them than freedom. Millions of Americans are out playing today or hitting the mall because it's a "holiday," when in fact, today we are supposed to honor our veterans and military currently serving. Parades honoring our veterans are becoming extinct in favor of shopping and fun. Those graves in military cemeteries represent men and women who gave up their tomorrow's so we could have ours. The forces orchestrating the destruction of this nation are relentless. They are counting on millions of Americans turning a blind eye. Reject the truth in favor of good times, blind loyalty and support to their political parties regardless of their betrayal. Millions continue to ignore reality because their paychecks depend on perpetual war and endless looting of the people's purse by a corrupt Congress in unconstitutional spending. Millions continue to turn a blind eye to the truth because it's too painful. Millions will continue to pretend they are free while bowing to the yoke of tyranny out of fear.
Then we have the political activists in this country whose blind loyalty to their party is killing America, Republican or Democrat. They are the voices of America's destruction. Last week I watched film clips from the demonstration in front of counterfeit Senator Jon Kyl's office in Phoenix over this phony immigration reform sell out. Several Kyl supporters were interviewed and said that Kyl had done the best he could with a Democratic controlled Congress and that the protesters were a "vocal minority." BULL. The Republicans held a majority for 12 YEARS, the last six with a Republican president. They could have shut down the border, deported these criminals (illegal aliens), saving thousands of Americans from being killed by illegals every year plus all the other crimes perpetrated by them, i.e., violent sexual predators, and demanded enforcement of existing immigration laws. Did the GOP controlled Congress with a GOP president get the job done? NO and that includes counterfeit Senator Kyl. The tens of millions of Americans who are demanding these illegals be deported, the borders shut down and NO amnesty in any form are not a vocal minority. We stand for the law, not cowardice and excuses.
I submit to you that we the people are in the same situation as patriots back in 1775. The Boston Massacre had occurred five years earlier, the Boston Tea Party stirred the pot (1773) and things were growing more tense by the day in the colonies:
"Meanwhile, British troops began plundering houses in Boston; and Gage proclaimed martial law, ordering the Patriots to lay down their arms. See PA. Evening Post, May 25, 1775, at 2; PA. Evening Post, June 24, 1775, at 2. The following is a typical Patriot's response:
"What terms do you hold out in this gracious proclamation? ... Now, Sir, waving all that may be said of your hypocrisy, cruelty, villainy, treachery, perfidy, falsehood, and inconsistency, are you not ashamed to throw out such an insult upon human understanding, as to bid people disarm themselves till you and your butchers murder and plunder them at pleasure! We well know you have orders to disarm us, and what the disposition of the framers of these orders is, if we may judge from the past, can be no secret.
"E. Ludlow, To the Vilest Tool of the most profligate and tyrannical Administration that ever disgraced a Court. Inhuman Butcher!, PA. Evening Post, June 27, 1775, at 1. An editorial on Gage's proclamation stressed that an armed populace must keep government in check:
"The opposing an arbitrary measure, or resisting an illegal force, is no more rebellion than to refuse obedience to a highway-man who demands your purse, or to fight a wild beast, that came to devour you. It is morally lawful, in all limited governments, to resist that force that wants political power, from the petty constable to the king.... They are rebels who arm against the constitution, not they who defend it by arms." Tench Coxe and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 1787-1823
Those who wanted a free and independent nation were called rebels; these freedom fighters called themselves patriots. Those who opposed them were called Tories. A Tory depended upon the Crown and King George for their financial well being and most were too afraid of the British to take a stand. Is it any different today? With roughly 40% of the American people dependent upon mother government, state and/or federal, for the bread on their table and the fear drilled into them with this endless "war on terror" and images of paramilitarized local police on the great programmer (TV), you have a huge percentage of Americans who will get down on their knees and beg for the illusion of safety, security and a paycheck: "The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves." Dresden James
For those who know the truth from columns like mine and thousands of fine writers in this country, the frustration level in this country is burning hot like molten lava. I tell you this: You can't expect something that isn't going to be and by that I mean, we cannot reach every adult age American in this country. The architects of this world government and the massive corporate conglomerates who control all television programming and every major newspaper in this country control the information being fed to the largest number of Americans. You and I know it's spin and lies; the most critical and fully documented information is deliberately withheld. Until the American people withdraw their support of these corporate monsters by not buying their newspapers, advertising space and not patronizing sponsors, it won't change. Until Americans by the millions stop listening to party hacks on the radio like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mike Gallagher, Neil Boortz and all the rest, they will continue pumping out half truths and enriching their own pockets while America dies from lack of knowledge. As long as the American people continue to own stock in these monster corporations that have and are betraying America (CBS, NBC, ABC, Dell, Microsoft, Ford, etc), these same Americans are funding their own destruction. Those dividend checks drip with the blood of this republic.
I say to you do not despair because we have the truth on our side and we do have the numbers - the important numbers. By that I mean the same as it was when this republic was being birthed: a core number of dedicated patriots who will stand against tyranny. We are in the millions even though we have no voice in the controlled, dominant media. We must continue pushing on the most important issues, i.e., we must stop this massive amnesty to reward law breakers (illegal aliens), the NAU, force a show down on the Seventeenth Amendment, a real investigation into 911 and revitalization of "the Militia of the several States" as mandated by the Second Amendment because YOUR survival is going to depend on it and that's no hyperbole.
I leave you with these words from an author I grew up reading, Frank Yerby; Bride of Liberty (1954):
"But it was not enough. Nothing was enough. By March three thousand men had deserted to the British. Another four thousand were unfit for duty from utter lack of clothes and shoes. The Ninth Pennsylvania now consisted of two officers with no privates to command.
"Yet we shall endure," Ethan Page wrote to Polly Knowles, "because what we fight for is indestructible. Though we, through our bodies' feebleness, succumb to hunger and to cold; though some of us fall prey to littleness of heart and the weakness of our souls and turn traitor, freedom cannot be destroyed. It may be that we shall be crushed here in the valley of our anguish; but should we fail, afterwards, our sons shall rise up; and their sons after them, if need be; generation upon generation until the last visage of despotism shall have vanished from the earth. For this is the meaning of America: That every where men shall stand up tall in liberty, proud in human dignity; this we have written with our blood upon the snows at Valley Forge: that until, which God forbid, she be destroyed, America shall remain the implacable foe of tyranny in all ages, anywhere upon the earth....And America shall not be vanquished, for she is liberty's body; and freedom is her soul."
No matter the cost, I will not submit to the tyranny being pumped out of Washington, DC. I cannot. If I am reduced to rags, I will wear them with pride instead of shame because I valued a day at the ball park or hours in front of the television over freedom. You and I dear friends of liberty - we are facing the same challenges as those who shed their blood before us and we must not falter because the opposition is backed up by paid mercenaries. We are seeing victories in our fight as more and more states are standing up and saying no the the federal machine.
We the people must continue our non violent assault against this massive usurpation of power coming out of Washington. Leave the cowardly to their chains for they won't be moved until it's too late. You can do nothing for those who live in la la land drenched in booze and drugs and those who willfully believe lies to maintain their comfort zone. Stay focused, united and keep that fire in your belly for freedom because you are the 1775 American patriot in 2007, and for always, because freedom beats strongly in the hearts of the brave. As Yerby said, it is the soul of our nation.
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