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Ladies and gentlemen, permit me to apologize for this intrusion. Unfortunately, I am at a loss as to a better way to get your attention.
You will see that I have made no other alterations to your page. You also have my word that I have not taken any liberties with your personal
information. And if you dislike this message, you are always free to delete it. I think that you will see that I have no malicious intentions. To the
contrary, I am trying to help you. I hope this is of some consolation, and I hope that you will forgive me.
I think that you have noticed that there is something very wrong with the way we are living. Something that goes to the very source of our worldview
is deeply flawed. We have learned not to question a very fundamental premise that is harming many aspects of our lives.
Errors in the premises of our thinking will propagate through all the conclusions that we draw.
When a structure is built on a poor foundation, this error will affect the entire building and result in deep flaws in the finished product. The realm
of ideas operates in the same fashion. Bad assumptions will corrupt the conclusions of even the best logic.
We currently stand at Morton's Fork; that is, at a choice between two alternatives that we assume to be unavoidable. We accept the assumption that in
order for men to live peaceably with each other, we must be divided between either controlling forces or subservient forces: kings and peasants --
master and slave -- ruler and the ruled.
Although we do not have a king in name today, the situation has scarcely changed. In this country, the Founders hoped to create a society of free men,
but instead of a true revolution, we have had a sort of coup of the head of state.
The king has been replaced by this vague idea of the collective -- the popular vote -- the state. The end result is a faceless government with the
voice of only the most influential.
The existence of this power relationship is a foregone conclusion. Control is assumed to be essential. We have looked so long at the Hobbesian myth
that we have made ourselves blind to the alternative. We can scarcely imagine a life without a master above us. As a result of our flawed premises
neither the slaves nor masters are really free. The course of their lives is determined by the system they will not deny.
The ancient city state of Sparta is a good example. Sparta's food was produced by the Helots, groups of people whom the Spartans had subjugated.
Sparta's livelihood was dependent upon the food grown by its slaves. That is why Spartan men were all trained from childhood to be soldiers. The
Spartan army had to be prepared to suppress a slave revolt at any time.
Neither the Spartans nor the Helots were truly free. The Helots spent their lives working for the Spartans, and the Spartans had to spend their lives
fighting rebellious Helots. A Spartan was not free to choose to pursue other professions such as blacksmithing, farming or philosophy. If he did not
fight, his slaves would rebel and the social order would be undone.
If this status quo comes at such great cost to its servants, then why do they not cast it off? The answer is in the second result of a master-slave
society: violence. Every law and dictate comes with the whisper of a death threat.
If you disobey the law and, for instance, refuse to pay taxes because they fund activities you disagree with, like our wars for example (which you
didn't vote on, by the way), then you threaten the status quo. The state can thrive and plunder only if it will harm or kill you for disobedience.
Of course the police and courts will fine you first, but if you resist then you will be imprisoned. And if you continue to resist, then the police
WILL kill you. No exceptions. Every law, no matter how trivial, will be enforced with violence against you. Remember those words, "against me." A
government that operates through coercive force is also pointing its guns at you every… single… day.
Violence and the threat of violence is the only way this system can be maintained. After all, how else can you enforce slavery? Police don't arm
themselves with kind words and flowers.
In this country, even talking about resisting the force of government is met with imprisonment or murder. The precedent has already been set. American
citizens accused of terrorism (and they don't just mean muslims) can be indefinitely tortured and killed. All this based on the mere ACCUSATION of
resisting the violence of government. No proof is necessary. All this has been masterfully veiled with the guise of our own protection. None are more
hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
It is senseless to live the life of a slave. We must demand REAL freedom, even if it is met with opposition.
We can begin only by denying Morton's Fork. We do not have to live as either master or slave, as state or as its servant. We can live with each other
as free men. The shackles that enslave us exist only in our mind, and that is where this fight begins.
You are a soldier on the battlefield of ideas. Liberate yourself from these tired ideas. Tear down the assumptions forced upon you by those who would
deny you your freedom. The arbitrary morality and illogical assumptions of the old status quo will crumble before reason; you have but only to
Replace it with a new, principled foundation of ideas. Your life is your own. You have a right to your life, liberty and property. Let the spark of
reason illuminate the darkness of willful ignorance. If you allow it, this spark can become a flame of conviction that even a deluge of dogma,
bromide, double speak, cries, and threats will be unable to quench. You can no longer afford to stand idle. It is time to take action.
Tell someone. Put your ideas in writing. Make yourself heard.
I can't tell you what to do next, and that would completely defeat the purpose. But for your own sake, do something. We cannot wait for somebody else
to save us, and this battle becomes more difficult with every minute that we waste.
[edit on 27-7-2010 by Scope and a Beam]