Brian’s Column: Rethinking Libertarian Party Strategy:1

… in an Era of Federal Government Torture, War Crimes, and Gross Treason

MrSmithJust watched the Frank Capra classic 1939 movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington—nominated for 12 Oscars, starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur—and I’m thinking, “Boy, the writers sure nailed this baby, nothing’s changed in 75 years but the hair styles!” The movie depicts a boys’ organization leader (Stewart) who by fluke is selected by a governor to fill the vacancy in the US Senate due to the death of the elected senator. The whole state, including the governor, the other senator, and all major businesses and news outlets are run by a Mafia-like political boss ‘Taylor’ played by Edward Arnold.

Well, this movie portrayal of national politics—though of course Mr. Smith thanks to happy Hollywood endings bucks the odds, stymies the Mob, wins the girl, etc.—brilliantly captures the nature of the beast of government. Government is a black hole funneling human energy to a handful of control freaks (or as the Founding Fathers would state, “the special interests of a few at the expense of the general interest of the many.”) Moreover, the Founders recognized this inherent tendency in government and sought to overcome it at the national level by severely limiting federal power via the Constitution.

Did the Constitution work in that respect… of curtailing power? Decidedly not!

Obviously the Constitution had significantly stopped working by 1939, the year of Mr. Smith in Washington—as Americans had been tricked by the special interests (the global financial syndicate) for 25 years into the Federal Reserve System (a particularly insidious national bank) and the so-called federal ‘income’ tax (1913), WWI (1914-1918, with the US entering in 1917), and the Great Depression (1929-1939), accompanied and worsened by the New Deal (1933-1938).

But well before the 1930s, by the middle of the 19th century, it was clear that the US government—particularly in the international finance capitalist and associated war business model—intended to create a singular central government unchained by the Constitution or common sense. {None other than Lysander Spooner saw through the pretenses of the “War of Northern Aggression” into its true roots in the perpetual alliance of governments and the blood-money-lending banking houses of the Old World. [In fact, the practice of lending money to all sides in a war, and making obscene ‘profits’ regardless of who won, came to be known as the Rothschild Formula.]}

And as Lysander stated:

… whether the Constitution be one thing or another, this much is certain—that it either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.

I guess my point in bringing up Mr. Smith by way of Lysander Spooner is that the general behavior of the US government—with or without observance of the Constitution—is abysmal. And notably in Mr. Smith’s situation, the Big Daddy mobster was running the show at the individual-state level… not the federal level as a whole. But…

Threshold of Abject Criminality

If we fast forward from the 1930s to, say, the third quarter of the 20th century, when the Libertarian Party (LP) was founded, the continual erosion of Constitutional protections of the individual was evident—but not abandoned. In the 1970s and 1980s (more or less this author’s prime time) the average citizen could make an appeal to the Constitution and in many cases the feds would give ground. [We can point to a number of celebrated issues and cases; The Pentagon Papers, by Daniel Ellsberg, comes to mind.] So, a Libertarian had some rational basis for seeing that good ideas advocated via the electoral process in the context of our conventional government system could change minds and have a positive effect on policy. Especially when those ideas were Sacred Liberty.

Yes, a rational basis. But tragically oblivious and incorrect. Mainly because Invisible Empire was on the move in that final quarter—with Vietnam, the CIA, Economic Hit Men, MKULTRA, the Bush-Saudi oil cartel, Iraq I, government massacres and false flag terror ops: Waco, Oklahoma City, World Trade Center I, TWA Flight 800, and a dozen more state crimes and coverups. Thanks to the Internet, the truth of all these state crimes came out and continues to come out for all to see… or I should say for all for whom ignorance is not purely willful. Take heart, deniers: I, myself—consciously focused on politics and truth and justice—only came to see the hidden Death Star network in 2005-ish.

Then 9/11/2001. A game changer. With 9/11 the New World Order (NWO) tipped its hand in one arrogant and vicious false-flag act of mass-murder on American soil… serving as pretext for unending war and debt-slavery, with total subordination of the individual to the bipartisan, militarized, collectivized, Big Brother State and its modern-day blood-money cartel. An act for which the official government conspiracy theory is so preposterous, so thoroughly devoid of evidence, so tainted by official destruction and withholding of evidence that its perpetrators have to believe every human person walking upright in any corner of the semifree world is a helpless, cowardly, congenitally stupid automaton.

There it is. The 9/11 attacks. With those responsible behind the scenes proceeding to not only subvert the Constitution but to obliterate it. Torture, mass imprisonment, mass slaughter of civilians, presidential targeted drone murders, mass surveillance, staged bloodbaths, lethal suppression of dissent, killing of investigative journalists, and fierce prosecution of insiders who dare to expose the atrocities. “We’re not in Kansas, anymore.”—Dorothy. [And I’ve purposefully left out all the other hidden insider programs that evince a design to reduce us under absolute genocide—climate engineering, GMOs, vaccines and plagues, RF exposures, nuclear contamination, and so on.

Dorothy is right. This isn’t the 70s and 80s… or times before. The electoral process at the federal level gives L/libertarians no basis of hope for change whatsoever. With one or two exceptions everyone in Congress is a cipher of the federal/international cartel version of Jim Taylor (in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington). They’re bought, paid for, and terrified to step out of line. And we don’t have time. [The most optimistic  projections of LP electoral results give us margin of difference (affecting major party candidate victory) level vote totals by somewhere around 2020 (!!!)… for state races.] My solid belief is that if the current syndicate remains in charge thru 2016, the human race is dead, literally.

Only two responses to modern USG abject criminality pass the rationality test:

Citizen Prosecution and/or Boycott

In the old days before widespread access to universal information, the only real alternative to tyrannical government was replacement usually by violence. Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King were exceptions in the modern era showing how civil disobedience and a ‘global truth force’ (Satyagraha) could crumble the citadels of empire, without bloodshed.

Note that resistance to tyranny or prosecution of persons in and around government for crimes—although it leaves in place the (inherently coercive) institution of government per se—is the logical first step toward the long-term solution of eliminating aggression from the political system entirely by ending coercive government. I direct this observation to many of the so-called voluntaryists/agorists/selfsovereignists whose immediate response to specific, demonstrable crimes of the government Mob is:

“See, we told you so. Government is inherently criminal. What did you expect? You say, ‘Senator Dick Usall voted for a bill that enabled Mr. Big to take children from their parents and sell them into sex slavery?’ Wow, that is bad. But we can’t do anything useful unless it’s principled; seeking any remedy provided by law is merely to sanction the evil state with our cooperation. Maybe we can send the kids a postcard… “

Further, we have passed the threshold where we can expect agents of the state to perform any prosecution. With one or two exceptions, everyone in office today is willfully 4thBranchparticipating in gross offenses against humanity and is not about to prosecute themselves. The only route to justice and restoration of the Constitution—yes, anarchists, on the way to noncompulsory ‘government’—is to convene a federal citizens’ grand jury (or series of grand juries) to prosecute these provable state crimes and put the perpetrators away forever where the sun don’t shine. The institution of a grand jury—at all levels—is sometimes called the 4th branch of government and it’s time we the people learned to apply our inherent supreme power over corrupt/criminal government officials.

For classes of crimes in which large amounts of wealth have been extracted from the people by agents of the state and federal mob—such as the Federal Reserve’s inflationary confiscation for 100 years—reparations are a just remedy, and, because the damages are clearly in the tens of $trillions, substantial compensation surely will be sought and obtained. What I’m proposing is a that the American people (with delegated participation of millions of foreign-country victims with standing) a) form a federal grand jury, b) list the federal crimes to be investigated and prosecuted by priority, and c) get cracking. Specific details proposed in Part 2.

[Think of the grand jury process as a Truth and Reconciliation mechanism like that employed to end and prosecute apartheid crimes in South Africa.]

The other meaningful and practical method for obtaining justice is through a national boycott. Granted, a boycott does not offer the prospect of sending sadistic criminals to prison or receiving reparations from them, but as a mild-mannered, low-risk form of protest it can start the ball of justice rolling. I’ve already created the seeds of a National Boycott here, and I feel my approach provides a phased application so that less bold participants can perform moral actions with negligible risk. It also affords the voluntaryist community a principled route to actually doing something directly to thwart injustice.

I  want to close part 1 by referring back to the call to justice from Lysander Spooner in No Treason. He unerringly identifies the underlying beast, the Mob, the money power enabling the beast of coercive government. The root source of all our major political problems:

“This business of lending blood-money is one of the most thoroughly sordid, cold-blooded, and criminal that was ever carried on, to any considerable extent, by human beings. It is like lending money to slave traders, or to common robbers and pirates, to be repaid out of their plunder. And the men who loan money to governments, so called, for the purpose of enabling the latter to rob, enslave, and murder their people, are among the greatest villains the world has ever seen. And they as much deserve to be hunted and killed (if they cannot otherwise be got rid of) as any slave traders, robbers, or pirates that ever lived.”

Just to give us all a sense of mission. 🙂

Part 2: Due 2/10/2014


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