I humbly submit that we need to reign in our passions for a moment.
I've read as much of the document as I could - and it seems to me that the first thing that is evident is that this is incomplete, and likely a draft.
So it is likely that too much emphasis placed on minutiae might be later looked upon as crazy conspiracy talk once it is massaged in later
Also, it is clear who the architects are.. or at the very least, who the architects are concerned with. As many have conjectured and stated already,
this is a framework to serve as a foundation for an edifice which implicitly inches towards the absolution of national sovereignty as an externality
of concern to transnational corporate enterprise. As someone has already pointed out, it is a robber baron's delight.
However, I am sensitive tot those of us who feeling this to be only the latest in a string of disappointing developments ushered in enthusiastically
by the business interests we elected, or our heroes appointed to serve.
I offer a counter opinion; with no offense intended:
I disagree with the Rand's, the Paul's, and the rest who want us to play by the rules of social engineering, or political theater; I disagree with
I refuse to allow myself to acquiesce to anthropomorphism when discussing corporations, governments, and institutions.
Such lyrical descriptions of systems and processes serve only to shed responsibility on the part of those gleefully playing along with the tragedy
while there is benefit to be had for their own persons or ideals.
Things are not evil... people can be. Things are not corrupt... people can be. Institutions like the government and all her corporate appendages
function according to those who lead. They take the form in society that the leadership directs, or allows.
Our problem centers around a new reality... that our leaders are not actually 'leaders' of anything - although they demand and receive the deference
and perks associated with the job. The horrible truth is, we don't know who the real leaders are. Therefore they are unaccountable, and we have no
venue for redress.... something most constitutions explicitly specify as a social contract between the government and the governed.
There are interests and agendas at work, using our resources, depending on our 'contribution' and demanding our "loyalty" ... only we aren't even
aware of what they are.... "trade secrets" you see... the ultimate club-member classification, under which anything can hide; regardless of the
gravity of the matter.
It was trade secrets that got us into the longest war in American history, it was trade secrets that spawned the toppling of democratically elected
governments - using our national tools to seize the opportunity. It was trade secrets that killed the Shuttle program, determines energy policy,
foreign policy, international treaties, and dilutes and subverts the purposes of our diplomats world-wide.
It is NOT the government, it is not the "capitalist doctrine" ... it's not even the politics (shamefully shallow as it is) that makes for the
manifestation of evil in our midst... it's people... people who lie, cheat, steal, manipulate, and believe themselves the glorious repositories of
'global wisdom' expecting the 'stupid sheep' to accept their pronouncement as 'true and just' .... except their pronouncements have absolutely NOTHING
to do with why our policies and actions take the form they do.
Our real problem has never been one of being incapable of creating process and policies to manage our national affairs... our problem has (since about
a century ago) been that the people upon whose shoulder we lay the massively important task are not who they tell us they are, they are not as the
'press' markets them; and the rarely want anything other than for us to see them "looking good." To that end... just look at our nation... we would
almost be better off if the election were a random draft....
Just as "Corporations" are NOT people... and therefore are only an illusion by which to deflect liability, the government is not a person either....
attributing personal qualities to it is part of the illusion that keeps us powerless.
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