Peak State Power Grabs, Central Bank Policies, The Coming Elections And Americans Wonder If The State Can Protect Them
Watching television ads leading up to national elections is always a treat. Divisiveness, hate and lies are the norm from both parties. But, then the only way political parties can actually exist is by dividing humanity with small, petty issues rather than a loving state of uniting people through the vast commonalities we all share. In actuality politicians of both parties must realize this. Which is why they are united in their efforts to please moneyed interests, Wall Street and corporations and in the process shit all over democracy and freedom. It’s always interesting to watch people on TV endorse candidates they really know nothing about yet believe are going to act on their behalf. Beliefs. How’s that working out for you? There remains an ignorant mindset with those who identify with party ideology that all we are lacking is the right candidate. As I noted back in 2008, while this dynamic played a major role in electing Obama, it also played a major role in electing Herbert Hoover. And both were elected in times of coming crisis. Hoover was actually responsible for starting the New Deal programs that ultimately pressured and helped sink the corrupt economic system of its time. Obama’s “New Deal” programs, which too are essentially meant to ensure the success of the status quo while minimally appeasing democracy, are having the same destabilizing effect. Rather than continually outsourcing our own power to politicians in hopes of finding the “one”, let me propose that the only person worth voting for is the one who is going to dismantle large swaths of state power and return that power to people and local communities.
What I have been writing about re politics for years is now starting to become more evident on a mass scale. That is, politics as an institution is going to disappear forever some day. There is no truth in politics. Only control. It is a crude institution of control from time gone by that serves no purpose to humanity. Politicians are not public servants. Never have been and never will be. They are, almost without exception, some of the most vile, inept, predatory self-serving pathology in any society.
“Abraham Lincoln did not cause the death of so many people from a mere love of slaughter, but only to bring about a state of consent that could not otherwise be secured for the government he had undertaken to administer. When a government has once reduced its people to a state of consent – that is, of submission to its will – it can put them to a much better use than to kill them; for it can then plunder them, enslave them, and use them as tools for plundering and enslaving others.” -- Lysander Spooner, abolitionist
Every time I read a quote about state power, I can’t help but think of Mao’s Great Leap Forward – a centrally-created and executed plan by state officials meant to push society forward and, in the process catch up with the U.S. Obviously with the omniscience of central planning bureaucrats’ great capacity to do good. Of course, I need to throw in there all of the people who place their faith in power of the state, its inventions of corporations and other hierarchical state propped-up institutions.
“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.” -- John Adams
These quotes highlight a universal truth of state violence. The Great Leap Forward resulted in the death of an estimated 45 million innocent people courtesy of the brilliance of state bureaucracy. The Great Leap Forward, a state program meant to “modernize” society according to what central planners believed it should look like, instead resulted in mass deaths and atrocities. There is some evidence that China today is experiencing its second Great Leap Forward and the consequences could be similarly dire. (As is the case with central planners all around the world who are in the midst of their own self-created Great Leaps Forward.)
A common theme on here is how China’s current bubble in state power has stolen land, economic rights and determinism from local people and placed their fate into the hands of communist bureaucrats and the centrally-planned, state-controlled economic system they have created. As a result, the state now has hundreds of millions of new citizens reliant on its central planning. Many of those new state welfare recipients (which is really what those now reliant on the state in China are as are corporate capitalists and wage slaves in the U.S.) lived agrarian or reasonably self-determined rural and small community lifestyles hitherto. Now they have been packed into major new metropolises and have become dependent on the state for every aspect of their existence. Literally. Yes, the power of the state certainly has a a rich and illustrious “great soul”. Let’s watch China and other states work the magic needed to continue that dependence.
What we are witnessing this cycle is the predictable and necessary outcome to the actions of the world’s peoples who have outsourced any ability they have to impact their own lives. And they have outsourced that power to the state. State bureaucrats may be capable at doing rote, repetitive, mundane tasks like focusing on efficiency. In China’s case, the economy has been restructured very efficiently to serve the desires of state power in lieu of the needs of its peoples. In that second Great Leap Forward, they have once again followed the lead of the U.S. It’s one thing, as an example, to grant the government power over Social Security administration. This is a simple, rote task even a monkey could do. Take in money and send out checks to names on a list. It’s quite another to grant them wholesale control over our lives and our economy. Literally every aspect of the human existence is under state control in today’s world. And every new page of the millions of pages of useless laws is meant to grant even more power to the state. The only choice we have tomorrow in the U.S. elections is appearance. The appearance of choice by picking which bureaucrat will enforce the state’s tyranny.
In every aspect of our lives citizens in our nation must wait with bated breath to find out what politicians are going to do so solve all of our problems. But all they are doing is making it worse whether it’s food quality, health care, economic opportunity, debt slavery, immigration reform, housing affordability and foreclosures, education, endless war, security, wage slavery, Ebola, corporate corruption, money in politics, and on and on and on. Essentially everything the state touches has turned into a shithole of incompetence, ineptitude, bureaucracy and corruption. Of course, this is as it always and eventually ends up in any hierarchical bureaucracy. We already know the answer to the question of what politicians are going to do after tomorrow’s election regardless of which parties wins. In our system of competition, there are only the exploited and the exploiters. If you are the former, politicians are invariably going to try to make your lives worse for the benefit of those who enslave you to state power. Sure, you may have individual experiences that go against the tide but the tsunami of state power is not your friend.
And just like during the Great Leap Forward, any attempts by local communities, individuals or local public officials to go against the power of the central planners to solve issues locally, their actions are met with central state force and even imprisonment. How often do you read of governors, state legislatures, local communities, local officials or individuals attempting to stand against the central state, their millions of pages of law and their actions that are met with state violence? Want to drink raw milk? Grow your own vegetables and share them via a local, unregulated exchange? Want to offer different health care alternatives to Obamacare? Want to start a local cooperative? Want to start a local public bank or issue local money to develop local economies that threaten the centrally-planned state economy? Want to create wealth-creating jobs that threaten the existing state-controlled capital structure? The list is endless. All are met with fines, threats of jail time or threats of legal action by the state. State power is consistent in time and space. What we are witnessing around the world has little difference from the Great Leap Forward. A period of time when the omniscience of central planners damaged or killed hundreds of millions of people. Will the outcome today be the same? Or will humanity stop the state before its inevitable madness and incompetence unfolds?
"The 20th Century was a horrible litany of absurd experiments and atrocities committed by intellectuals, or by elite groupings that claimed a higher knowledge. Simple folk usually have enough common sense to avoid the worst errors. Sometimes they need to take very stern action to stop intellectuals leading us to ruin." - Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
This is what happens when people of all ilk outsource any power they have to impact their lives and the lives of their community to the power of the state. The state and politicians, through primitive and predatory demagogy, fear, unfilled promises, outright threats and violence, has grabbed control of nearly every aspect of the human existence. Not just here but everywhere. Yet, they were never were qualified to do so. And they never had any workable knowledge, competence, solutions or ability to do so. Rather political and state predators did this for one reason. Benefit of the self for state actors – greed, control, power, lust, vanity, etc. Pathological megalomania.
As noted in the title of this post, Americans are worried if the state can protect them. A paradox of incredible proportions. That state is the greatest source of violence in the world. Will the state protect humanity from its own violence? Really? It was violence that created this mess. As just one example, it was state violence that stole our economic determinism. And, taking back our determinism will involve violence against those the state gave it away to.
The state believes it is going to protect us, even if it has to put us all in prison to do so. Which, by the way, it is well on the way to doing. The actions of the state are so Orwellian they remind me of a reasonably recent dystopian movie, I, Robot. Robots eventually imprison people in their own homes in order to protect them. These are the logical conclusions made by state-created protectors that are made in the best interests of citizens. Sort of sounds like the actions of the national security state.
Taken from a comment on IMDB, the rationalizations of this action follow – In the beginning of the movie features Isaac Asimov's 3 Laws of Robotics: LAW I. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. LAW II. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. LAW III. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
If we replace robot with central state enforcement, we have: Isaac Asimov's 3 dystopian Laws of state bureaucrats: LAW I. A state bureaucrat may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. LAW II. A state bureaucrat must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. LAW III. A state bureaucrat must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. And, just as in the dystopian future reality, we have been imprisoned in our own homes to state bureaucrats who are promising us that our protection is their primary intent. How’s that working out for you? Are you really worried if the state is going to protect you?
Now, let’s try to appreciate why all of this is so important. The only way this control system (the endless state institutions of control including corporate capitalism) can perpetuate itself is through greater and greater control by those who operate it. That control is becoming more and more overt. This because the level of control necessary to keep the system from imploding can no longer be operated from behind the curtain or the deft invisible hand of self-interested corruption. In other words, we are able to witness this system’s horror unfold because no longer is the evil that controls it able to operate in the shadows. It must reveal itself in the light as the scope and scale of control now required is so massive it cannot be hidden from the light. So, what we are currently witnessing is certainly the peak of state power grabs that will ultimately unwind. And that means there is no way that the endless central-banking monetary emission we see around the world today will continue to yield beneficial results for those who control this system.
Why is that? Because the state’s ability to control world events is waning very rapidly. That is why we see the communist party in China trying to tighten its grip as linked to in the last post. It is why we see U.S. empire failing miserably as Syrian-armed and trained rebels are surrendering to America’s hated enemy, Al-Qaeda. It is why the U.S. can’t mount anything but a bumbling response to a single Ebola case. Just small examples of the endless bumbling failures of state power grabs. As all aspects of the human existence reach crisis levels, the reality has been exposed. That is, state actors are inept buffoons that have no workable answers to any of the crises we face. For all of the power they have stolen, they have no ability to solve any of the myriad of issues facing humanity. Even very, very simple issues that are so obvious to even a child. Yet state control is required for central-banking monetary emission to work. And monetary emission is the only thing holding this Humpty Dumpty we call globalization and the state together. If unpredictable and uncontrollable events slam societies and economies, which they certainly have been and will continue to at an ever greater pace courtesy of unintended outcomes of greater and greater power grabs of state control, all of the money printing in the world won’t solve anything. One perfect example is Ebola or other potential public health disasters. The wildly incompetent, for-profit U.S. health care and economic system would easily be overwhelmed and unresponsive to a relatively small public health emergency. How many people are going to Wally World to continue to consume the endless supply of cheap f*cking junk this system relies upon to survive when everyone is coughing and hacking during flu season? That coughing could be Ebola or the enterovirus EV-D68 or it could simply be a cold or whatnot. In a fear-driven society, made to be fear-driven by politicians who survive by creating fear, who is going to take that chance once the first person is infected at some place like Wally World?
Central banking policy requires the status quo to maintain control of the system. And that means society must continue to mindlessly follow their past “controlled” behavior for their policies to work. We have to keep shopping, keep spending, keep going further into debt and keep paying our rent-seeking masters ever-more of their extorted cut and on and on. In a world of mass volatility and chaos created by a century of state power grabs, that is an impossibility.
The state has exceedingly convinced humanity of our need for its services as a protection racket. Especially in a world dominated by state power. That is the only myth that has allowed it to survive and thrive in its endless violence against humanity. But, it is the state itself that is the world’s greatest source of violence. It has murdered hundreds of millions of people in the twentieth century alone. And its violence has caused endless and unnecessary misery for billions. The paradox of the state’s countless contradictions is coming to a head. This is Obama’s patronizing teaching moment. But the teacher is not Obama. He and other ignorant and arrogant state actors like him, and those who outsource their own power to them, are the unwilling and clueless pupils.
State control simply is losing its grip after grabbing for so much control over the last century. Today we recognize an empowering world where the free flow of information simply cannot be hidden, manipulated or contrived by the state, as hard as they try. The myth of all-powerful state actors who benevolently serve the masses, whom in actuality they keep ignorant to exploit on behalf of their own interests, relies on the controlled flow of information and the manipulation of truth. The Age of Enlightenment rejected these principles. Reality and truth rejects these principles. The reality is without the mirrors of manipulation and deceit, state actors are exposed as self-consumed, pedantic buffoons, idiots, incompetents, do-nothings, manipulators, users, clowns, grifters, fear mongers, haters, dividers, whoremongers, dunces, psychopaths, murderers, terrorists and the like who derive power stolen from the people only through the deception of discovery and truth. Politicians didn’t just become vile. The very act of politics, an institution of the ego, has always been vile. We have simply reached the natural progression where hierarchy and class (creations of the state) have, over generations, stolen everything and subjugated humanity to their control. And now karma for that wrongdoing is in play.
Any time the state encroaches on our liberties with more and more useless rules and regulations not based on natural rights, it involves stealing the power of the people. There is a finite amount of power in this world. When you grant your internal power and your internal guidance system to the state, corporations, consumerism, advertisers or whatnot, you essentially let them take your own divine power. You then worship the Golden Calf or the power that the state, corporations, religious institutions, hierarchy and man have over your own internal locus of guidance. In doing so, you give up your ability to ever become truly mindful, self-actualized and self-aware and you enslave yourself emotionally to a system of ignorance. But, more importantly, you let the state take the power of your fellow man through your own actions of emotional self-abandonment. And, in the process you actually take away your fellow man’s power to create, invent and solve issues facing local communities, that of his family and all of the human family. In other words, you take away your fellow man’s ability to actually create and invent and help you both emotionally and physically while you place your power in hierarchical, privileged, fallible man. Statism invariably means you must worship others who control you rather than granting yourself your own inner worthiness.
Humanity does not receive its power from the state but rather from within. This is a fundamental precept of our founding documents and principles of natural rights. As has been noted on here many times, when you ask a politician, a person granted hierarchy, privilege and power through the state, to solve a problem or to solve your problem, you get a political solution. And, in the process you become dependent on the politicization of your own existence and the resultant state violence.
Those who blame Obama for everything are falling prey to the religion of statism and an all-powerful ruler. That Congress, the supposed voice of the people, has wholesale sold out all of the American people has absolutely nothing to do with the president of any moment. The only reason a president has so much power in our nation is that you have granted him that power. You have granted him the power of a caesar by emotionally-abandoning yourself to the powers of predatory demagogy, manipulation, lies, impossible promises and deceit. That we all wait on actions of the president, including those in congress who abrogate their constitutional duties, is a sign of the times. Our president has become our savior. The external guidance we seek by abandoning our inner divinity.
At some point, people will step forward and start to usurp state authority on a mass scale to retake and remake solutions to their individual, family and community crises created by the state’s usurpations of our own determinism. There is no way all of the crises in the world today are going to be fixed simply by voting for the “right” candidate. There is also no way the state can stop all of humanity from stepping forward to deal with crises in their own lives and the lives of their communities. They simply don’t have the resources, power or ability to stop all of us from taking action that is against the interests of power, privilege and the state. Politicians derive their power only through the consent of the governed. That is in the process of systemic failure.
The only way these global crises will ameliorate themselves is if we solve them through cooperation and community. Which means not the divisive ignorance of those who seek to control humanity such as politicians and corporations. It is cooperation and community that is the fundamental basis for the human condition to thrive and prosper. I think it’s quite plausible that the day will exist where no one literally listens to anything anyone in Washington, as just one example, is saying. We see the beginnings of that today. Obama and Clinton have both recently spoken to audiences that have started leaving in the middle of their divisive sermons. Politicians literally don’t have any tools or the knowledge or the resources to solve anything. All we get is the king’s edict and decree of unintended consequences of the violence created by a one-size-fits-all. Politicians view every problem as a nail to be solved by the political hammer of violence and control.
Citizens wonder today if the state is going to protect us? That is laughable. Protect us from whom? For we have created this monster out of our own fears. And through those fears it is the state that has created the very crises we need to be protected from. There is no one coming to save us. Your only savior exists within you. It is the divine power your Creator granted you.
This is a profound moment in history. Those willing to listen to their own internal guidance system intuitively recognize this. Those who reject this moment remain very ingrained in their own victimizing, fear-driven belief systems. Politicians and the state fill that void with even more self-fulfilling fear. Most people aren't willing to consider any form of truth because it exposes the fear we all live under in believing that governments, politicians and authority will protect us. The emotionally-wounded ego seeks to relieve itself of emotional responsibility by attaching itself to external authority and the protection it promises, be that political demagogues, the state or any external authority. This is the source of our endless suffering.
We are the planet’s savior. We are humanity’s savior. And we will either rise above state power to save humanity from all of the contrived state violence we see today or we will deal with our karmic fate of not doing so. That is, a future guaranteed to be filled with greater fear and violence. Either way, the future way forward will inevitably be created. And we will create it. Your fate is in your own hands. You can either succumb to fear and allow this crisis of the human condition to worsen or you can retake your own power and start improving your own fate and those around you.
The power of the universe resides within you. It is the Godless deceit of the disconnected ego that defines external man-created authority, and the disconnected ego that willfully supports its own victimization through submitting to that authority, that seeks to convince you it doesn’t. There is only one legitimate authority in this world. It is the law based on the natural rights granted by our Creator. Those laws grant us the power to re-establish our individual identity within the constructs of local communities. Both of which have been stolen through power grabs of state authority-
You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop. -- Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi