Myths, Misconceptions, and Misdirections

 First published in Blogspot MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011

 These are just a few thoughts and concepts I’ve developed or adopted over the years. I’ve used them often in various political discussion groups, usually having to rewrite them each time because I couldn’t find them in my files. I decided to put them up here in case someone might be interested. Hopefully, they’ll stimulate some thought on the subjects.

My original intent was to classify each item under one of the above categories. I found it difficult to apply those labels. What starts as a misconception by some, can be picked up and used by those wanting to misdirect the people. As the misconception or misdirection grows in acceptance and expands through repetition and expansion by large numbers of people, it can assume almost mythical proportions. Because of the trouble I was having in classifying them, I decided instead to let readers, if there are any, decide for themselves which is applicable.

Democracy or Republic?

When I first got involved in politics, maybe I should say, “counter-politics”, I got caught up in the discussion of Democracy vs. Republic. Those who favored limited government liked to say, “We’re a Republic not a Democracy.” Their argument was that in a Democracy 50%+1 of the population could “democratically” vote away the rights and property of those who lacked that extra 1. Supposedly, this couldn’t happen in a Republic. It made sense to me in my political infancy, so I dutifully parroted the mantra.

Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately for my peace of mind, I tend to analyze ideas even after initially accepting them. As I gave it more thought, something seemed to be missing in the Democracy vs. Republic argument. To see if a Republic, a Representative Democracy, could protect against minority rule, I developed a spreadsheet taking the voting age population at the time divided into its legislative districts.

I found that a minority much smaller than the 50%+1 needed to control a Democracy could control a Republic. I’ve long since lost that spreadsheet and I haven’t the time, desire, nor ambition to try to duplicate it, but I will use a hypothetical Republic. Its concept is sound and it is much easier to illustrate. It works the same even in a country the size of the U.S.

My Republic is small. There are 1.1 million and 11 eligible voters equally divided among 11 states with one legislative district in each, so state and legislative district are interchangeable terms and its legislative body consists of 11 representatives. My hypothetical voter count is chosen to allow for a 50%+1 majority in a district.

About 65% of the population of the republic has blue eyes and 35% brown. If in six of its districts the voters elect, on a vote count of 50,001 to 50,000, a representative who promises to confiscate the wealth of all with blue eyes and give it to those with brown then the “redistributionists” would have a 6 to 5 majority in their “Congress” and could make such a program law. It doesn’t matter if the other five representatives were elected by the approximately 7 to 1 majority remaining in their districts or states. The will of the 35% would have carried.

A Senate doesn’t even have to be considered because, for example, in the U.S., an even smaller minority can control if they have majorities in the smaller States. If you want to prove that to yourself, just sum the populations of the 26 smallest States who could elect a majority in the Senate. Divide 51% of that number by the total population of the U.S. to see what percentage could control the Senate.

My conclusion is that a republic, far from protecting anyone’s rights from a majority of 50%+1, actually creates the opportunity for a minority to rule over the majority.

Why is this? Many people are convinced that our status as a Republic gives us greater protection than a Democracy would. Why isn’t that true?

Monarchy, Democracy, Republic, Oligarchy, and myriad other types of government are nothing but forms. What determines the rights and freedom of the individual is not the form but the substance of government. By substance I mean how much power the sovereign has over the people. It doesn’t matter if the sovereign is a king, a handful of people, a congress or parliament, or the people as a whole. Unless there is a bedrock law, a constitution that limits the power of the sovereign, the individual is not free to go his own way, but must run with the herd or be trampled. It was the substance, the limitations on the power of government set by our Constitution that made the individual citizen of the U.S. relatively free in that age long gone. Now that our Constitution has been swept aside, it matters little whether you call it a Democracy or a Republic. Our government is totalitarian. Today’s collective “freedom,” even if a majority supports it, is a lie. Without individual freedom guaranteed by a written constitution, there is no freedom!

Fraudulent Political Spectrum

The media frequently carries stories of “Right-Wing Dictatorships” in various countries, usually those on our hit list. We also hear of “Right-Wing” extremist groups here that would like to set up a “Right-Wing Dictatorship” in this country. More often than not, these are groups who oppose the totalitarianism imposed by Washington and, like the “Right-Wing Dictators,” have made it to the government’s hit list.

When we give it a little thought and analysis, the fraud becomes obvious. To speak of a “Right-Wing Dictatorship” is shear nonsense. The concept of the political spectrum presently being foisted on the public consists of Communism on the left, German National Socialism or Fascism on the right, and British/American Fabian Socialism in the center. All are slightly variant forms of socialism. All are rooted in the Hegelian philosophy that holds the individual worthless except when he functions as a cog in the gears of the machinery of the state. All of these socialisms are totalitarian. In effect, this spectrum gives us a choice of totalitarian government on the left, on the right, and in the center. Nowhere are we offered limited government based on libertarian principles as created by the “Bill of Rights” of our Constitution, nor the complete absence of government, which is anarchy.

When we speak of a “spectrum,” we usually refer to a complete sequence or range of something, from one extreme to the other. If we place communism on the left, then we must also place socialism, fascism, unlimited monarchy, and all other forms of totalitarianism on the left. The opposite of total government must logically be no government at all, or, anarchy. Therefore, the extreme right of the political spectrum is anarchy. Obviously, to speak of a dictatorship of no government is ludicrous. There are as many “Right-Wing Dictatorships” in this world as there are unicorns.

However, if we desired, we could speak of a spectrum of totalitarianism. In this case, if we place communism (total ownership by government) on the left, socialism (ownership of key industries by government and control of everything else) in the middle, then we might place fascism (total control but no ownership by government) on the right. Thus, we could speak of a “Right-Wing Dictatorship,” but only in the limited sense of a totalitarian spectrum.

The American people today are being given a choice of totalitarianisms by our “leaders” and the news media. We are being deceived into believing that the only opposition to communism is fascism, and to avoid either “extreme”, we must accept “middle-of-the-road” Fabian Socialism. Nowhere are we given an option of any form of limited government. Nowhere are we given an option that restricts the power of the sovereign.  Nowhere are we given an option that reserves to the people the right to live their own lives and pursue their own interests free of constant interference from government.  Apparently,  freedom is not one of our options.

Our Constitution is Outmoded

This suggests another category – outright lies. The criminals who have usurped powers not granted by the Constitution frequently use this argument to justify those usurpations, even to argue for a Constitutional Convention to allow them to legalize their crimes after the fact.

They tell us that “times have changed” and we can no longer be bound by a Constitution written 200 years ago under different circumstances. The argument sounds plausible and many, if not most, will repeat it and think themselves wise. From this the lie has grown to almost mythological proportion, but is it true?

It is certainly true that “times have changed,” but the Constitution was not written to govern times. The Constitution was written to govern men, and men have not changed in 200 years, we have not changed in 2000 years. We still have among us those who would enslave their fellow man, who would use them to kill and maim and to be killed and maimed in wars fought solely for the aggrandizement of the wealth and power of those who rule us.

Yes, times have changed, but the need to put limitation on the greed and power lusts of men have not. We need to restore the Constitution to its proper place as the Supreme Law of the Land. If we do this, freedom will thrive and America will once again prosper and be a light of liberty for the world.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosa Koire
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 03:01:30

    Thank you for this excellent collection of essays. I’d like to send you a copy of my book, BEHIND THE GREEN MASK: UN Agenda 21.
    Rosa Koire
    Post Sustainability Institute
    Democrats Against UN Agenda 21

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  2. phreedomphan
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:11:48

    789, it’s taken me awhile to get to this because I wanted to answer it carefully. Your “comment” has no bearing that I can see on my post, but, out of respect for the work you did in the library, I’m giving you some leeway. I will tell you that, if in the future you want to attack anyone who hasn’t done exactly what you’ve done or are what you call “conspiracists,” I invite you not to do it on my blog.

    You seem to be of the opinion that you are the only one who has ever done anything of value. I would point out that Ed Balajeski joined the fight against the New World Order shortly after leaving the Marines at the end of WWII as a teenager. He became associated with some patriotic Americans, one of whom was not a conspiracy theorist, but a watcher. In other words, a conspiracy factualist. She had been watching the perpetrators of the heinous crimes against humanity most of her adult life. Ed followed her example and amassed considerable documentation on his own which was added to hers when he inherited her collection. Ed didn’t have the advantage of computer scanning. He collected hard copy from government agencies, newspapers, and used book stores.

    But he didn’t just sit and collect. Ed went out and fought. He published the Pennsylvania Crier, a newsletter fighting regional government.
    http://www.pennsylvaniacrier.com/filemgmt/index.php
    https://lostliberty1.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/regionalism-death-of-the-american-system/

    Regional government is the system for destroying our State and local governments and merging them into ever large collections of government. Ultimately, it will prepare the U.S. for merger into a world government or into one of the regional superstates planned in 1941-42. But he didn’t just sit in an office and publish either. He went out to meetings and talked to groups to spread the word. I learned of Ed and his work when he sought the help of the Constitutional Party to fight the first attempt at saddling us with a county Home Rule (they will rule our homes) Charter.

    I would add that, while he was doing this, he was raising a family and working two jobs. If you think your accomplishments were greater than his, I would ask you if you were raising a family while you were sitting in the library scanning and rendering the books and how many jobs were you working at the time?

    In line with the work you’ve done, I would point to another valuable collection put together by Charlotte Iserbyte’s son.
    http://www.americandeception.com/

    You seem to think you are some kind of a genius. Well, if you are, you are a pretty dumb genius. You want people who write new books by selecting and condensing materials from other books to go out and redo the research the original authors have done. Do you want people who build bicycles, wagons, scooters, or automobiles to reinvent the wheel for each?

    Related to who knows what, did this one person who had “the courage and the intellectual capacity to look into the ownership of the federal reserve” have sufficient expertise to wade through the muck and mire of corporate overlapping directorships, holding companies, and the like. I had the experience of documenting the entire internal financial security system of a relatively small manufacturer to meet SEC requirements. Unless you’ve done something similar, you can’t begin to understand the tangle you have to unravel. Hell, in my second Industrial Engineering job, my boss called me over to his desk and asked me what I thought of an equipment justification he had written. I looked it over and said it was wrong. He said, “Waddaya mean, wrong.” While pondering where I might be working the next week, I explained it to him. He grinned and said, “That’s right, Ricky boy, figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” I’m not sure how to classify anyone who claims to have fathomed the depths of Federal Reserve ownership.

    Again, if you want to piggyback something of value to one of my posts, even if it isn’t totally relevant to that post, I’ll allow it out of respect, not awe, for what you’ve done. But if you intend to use it to attack those who don’t do things your way or see eye to eye with you, again, I invite you not to bother.

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  3. phreedomphan
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 21:28:42

    I removed a comment from name789 because, after i told him I didn’t want attacks on those who don’t see things exactly as he does, he proceeded to do just that. There are many “discussion” groups around where that sort of invective is commonplace. He can take it there.

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  4. phreedomphan
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 23:02:38

    More confrontational arrogance, proof that nobody is perfect. I once had a lot of respect for 789. I thought he was a good man. Turns out he’s nothing but a pathetic little troll attacking his betters at every opportunity. I definitely don’t put him in the company of Balajeski and Iserbyte. The two are good people who have concentrated on fighting the enemies of all of us. 789 seems to spend all of his time fighting his personal enemies and with his bitterness and vindictiveness he must have many. He’s about two levels below Jere Hough on the evolutionary scale.

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  5. phreedomphan
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 08:28:22

    I regret having to remove comments from 789. He has proven himself a vile, contemptible little troll more intent on disrupting than adding. This pathetic little creature accused me of “dressing” myself in his feathers for ten years. Two things wrong with that. Firstly, I’ve been active for some 40 years and the “feathers” I dress in are my own, besides, I don’t like yellow. His only accomplishments that I can see is copying the works of others and getting himself thrown out of discussion groups for his belligerent attitude. Not much!

    I’d like to take this opportunity to ask Akismet to stop approving his spam.

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