October 26, 2014

Phantasms of Freedom or Freedom?

Phantasms of Freedom

Phantasm:

A product of fantasy: as
a : delusive appearance : illusion
b : ghost, specter
c : a figment of the imagination
A figment of the imagination or disordered mind.

Q: Are you delusional?

Freedom:

1) Absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.
2) The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

Q: Are you Free?

This worked liked a charm;

“Education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished.” ~ From Bertrand Russell’s book (Page 50 – The Intended Result of Education)

A 50-page CIA memo, known as “CIA Dispatch 1035-960,” instructed agents to contact their media contacts and disparage those, like Garrison, criticizing the Warren Commission findings that Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK and acted alone. The 1967 document is here in the original, and here in reformatted text of its summary.

“If I call you a conspiracy theorist, it matters little whether you have actually claimed that a conspiracy exists or whether you have simply raised an issue that I would rather avoid… By labeling you, I strategically exclude you from the sphe re where public speech, debate, and conflict occur.”—professors Ginna Husting and Martin Orr of Boise State University

http://www.maryferrell.org/mff…

Minutes of CIA meeting that same year indicated fear that Garrison would win a conviction.
More generally, Operation Mockingbird was the CIA’s secret program to plant stories in the nation’s most prestigious news outlets.

“With this [CIA] memo and the CIA’s influence in the media,” author Peter Janney wrote in a guest column on our site last fall, “the concept of ‘conspiracy theorist’ was engendered and infused into our political lexicon and became what it is today: a term to smear, denounce, ridicule, and defame anyone who dares to speak about any crime committed by the state, military or intelligence services.”

Janney, whose late father Wistar Janney had been a high-ranking CIA executive, continued: “People who want to pretend that conspiracies don’t exist — when in fa ct they are among the most common modus operandi of significant historical change throughout the world and in our country — become furious when their naive illusion is challenged.”

Robert Miller Presentation – International Seminar on the Doctrine of Discovery

Angry Washington Ranchers

“This is absolutely a government taking and theft of our private property,” McIrvin said. “My civil rights are definitely being violated. My rights are just as important right here as the whole voting bloc of Seattle and their rights.”<<<Read More>>>

Colville, Wash Residents “Fed-Up” With Wolves

And the totalitarian socialist government has no plans to do anything about it.

“COLVILLE, Wash.—The Department of Fish and Wildlife discussed concerns over the growing wolf population with hundreds of residents of eastern Washington Tuesday night in Colville.

The department invited members of the public to share their views on wolf management after wolves killed livestock in Stevens and Ferry Counties. More than 200 people crammed into the Colville Ag Trade Center to share their opinions. While a few served as advocates for the wolves, most of the comments came from ranchers and others who are frustrated with how the state is managing the wolves.

“This county is fed-up,”<<<Read More>>>

Media Needs $1,500 Permit to Take a Photo

Outrageous, isn’t it! Just think, our Federal Government – did you get that? Let me start again. Our Federal Government…..no, wait. That’s not right is it. It’s not my Federal Government and it’s not your Federal Government. It’s THEIR Federal Government. Regardless, THE Federal Government has further destroyed the Bill of Rights, among other American “things” and are requiring anybody in the “media” to buy a permit before they can take a picture on federal land. I suppose that now makes any member of the media a domestic terrorist and will be placed on a watch list. Oh, wait! They are already. You are already. I am already. We are all on a “watch list.”

Isn’t this nothing more than a reflection of the direction this country has been headed for a very long time? Oh, yes, it’s easy to pin it on that knucklehead in the Oval Office at present, but the reality is that this corporate monstrosity can and does do anything they want. If I have to point out examples of that, you are lost.

Because we the people (small p), never question and are just eager little beavers to accept central control over our lives and every tiny aspect of it, consider what we are on the verge of becoming? No, you can’t can you.

Requiring a permit to take a picture is only one small symptom of a very large problem. But the real problem is, nobody knows what the problem is.

Well, enough of this. My favorite TV show is on. I’ll be back later…..only after I’m done catching up on Facebook, and there’s a new album I can download for free onto my I phone….and there’s a sale at the mall. Later!

Stevens County Commission Condemns Washington Wolf Management

Or lack of management! Somebody must pay for this atrocity and negligence!

According to Rich Landers of the Spokesman Review, the Stevens (Washington) County board of commissioners unanimously passed a resolution that condemns the actions, or lack thereof, of wildlife agents for “failing to protect people, wildlife and livestock from wolves that are naturally recolonizing the region.”

“Naturally recolonizing?” I doubt that very seriously. These are GI wolves, stocked from wolves captured and released into Central Idaho and Yellowstone National Park. If these animal were fish, there would be hell to pay for calling a stocked fish or its offspring “naturally” occurring.

Liability and responsibility first lies with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and all the non governmental agencies that participated in the illegal introduction of wolves. Disguised as a government-run and sponsored operation, the people were not told the truth about these animals, their behavior, and what the long term plans were. NOTHING promised has happened!

Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has done their dirty, nasty, deed, they have dumped the cost and responsibility of “managing” wolves into the laps of brainwashed wildlife agents who think that people suck and wolves rule.

No rational, sensible, freedom-loving people would even consider that some nasty, stinking, rotten, disease-infested animal would take any….THAT’S ANY, precedence of human rights and property. What in God’s name have we become?

Take responsibility man! Kill all the wolves in this Huckleberry Pack, as random killing only exacerbates the problem. No human should be forced to cede their rights, property and safety to any damned animal! What in hell is wrong with us?

Government May Soon Direct What Private-Sector Employees May Say in the Workplace

Employee’s Demotion for Comparing Media and Political Reaction to Trayvon Martin’s Death to Lack of Response Over Shooting of a White Baby Upheld

Decision Highlights Troubling Aspects of Potential Government Overreach in “Hostile Work Environment” Law

Washington DC – In response to a recently-announced North Carolina administrative decision upholding an employee’s demotion for comments about race, and in light of the calls for increased racial dialogue following Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, the National Center’s in-house legal scholar is warning American workers that local and federal government leaders may soon restrict racial and political speech even in private work places.

“In the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, political leaders and pundits are calling for Americans to engage in frank discussions about racial issues. It is a common theme following such events, but one that is fraught with peril for American workers,” warns National Center General Counsel Justin Danhof, Esq. “Just as President Barack Obama called for a national discussion about race following Trayvon Martin’s death, pundits of all stripes are clamoring for kitchen table and water cooler talks following the death of Michael Brown and subsequent riots in Ferguson, Missouri. This is potentially dangerous advice.”

Any earnest discussion about race – specifically in the workplace – could very quickly lead to claims of a racially hostile work environment. Those claims can lead to demotion or termination for those participating in such conversations. A case that was recently decided by the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings highlights the problem.

The facts of the case are straightforward. In brief, an employee – who was a government worker in a supervisory role – used a break in a meeting to read aloud from a Facebook post. Written from the imagined perspective of an actual 13-month-old white baby boy who was murdered in Georgia, the post lamented the decided lack of political and media attention to his death at that time as opposed to the constant attention surrounding Trayvon Martin’s death at the same general time. The post attributed much of this discrepancy to race – the baby being white and Trayvon being black.

The employee was demoted for her actions, and the recent North Carolina case upheld that decision.

“I do not have qualms with the specific outcome of the case since the employee appears to have broken clear office rules regarding cell phone and Facebook use. The problem is that the arbiter went too far in ruling that the employee’s action contributed to a hostile work environment,” said Danhof. “This has implications beyond this one government employee and could negatively impact many private sector employees as well. Many hostile work environment laws are inherently vague and therefore give the arbiter extreme latitude in deciding these cases. This is an issue that transcends race, and the way it can stifle free speech and put employees at risk for something even the President encourages shows why something must be done to reform this problem in the workplace.”

Cases such as this could very well lead to instances of government restricting speech based on content and viewpoint – where speech deemed hostile to blacks is punished and speech that is hostile to whites it not – even when such speech is on private property.

“By declaring that the employee’s speech was ‘racially and politically provocative,’ the precedent set by the hearing officer could make these types of statements actionable in a private work setting – even if the employer would not restrict such speech,” said Danhof. “That is big brother on steroids.”

“Do you think affirmative action discriminates against white and Asian students, and that some black and Hispanic beneficiaries of the program are undeserving? You better not say so out loud. Do you support ballot integrity measures such as voter identification laws? You better not talk about it, lest you be judged as hostile to blacks,” warns Danhof. “Law and justice are increasingly color-centric, not color blind. Americans who want to have earnest discussions about these and other important issues at work, do so at their own peril. ”

To read more of Danhof’s legal analysis and commentary on this issue, go here.

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One Arizona County Doesn’t Want Any Wolves

PRESCOTT – The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday against the return of wolves to this county.

“Yavapai County doesn’t need wolves,” Supervisor Chip Davis said. “We’ve got a fix for the imbalance in the ecosystem. It’s called hunting.”<<<Read More>>>

1973 Endangered Species Act: A return of the Dark Centuries?

Prof. Hamburger’s 2014 book “Is Administrative Law Unlawful?” is described by National Review as a “serious work of legal scholarship on the return of the prerogative to our government.”

The professor shows how the unlimited power of the administrative state comes from the King’s prerogative, a special power that the Constitution was designed to prevent.

Published in 1890, Bancroft’s Works* Vol. 38 Essays and Miscellany at page 284 describes the English-American jury trial right as the end to the King’s prerogative.

And that begs the question: Did the Nevada rancher get a jury trial with regard to the taking of his preference grazing rights? Will we get jury trials when the same bureaucrats impose encumbrances through the 1973 Endangered Species Act on private Texas land?

Bancroft: “The right of trial by jury comes to the Englishmen more directly in the form of a victory. During the dark centuries, prerogative or despotism denied such a right.” Bancroft refers to the “… subtleties of the royal prerogative, or the learned malevolence.” Malevolence is defined as a vicious ill will.

“But later, with increase in intellectual strength and material stability, the people intrenched[sic] themselves in their rights, and since the magna charta this privilege has been held the dearest of a progressive people. It was a right guarded with vigilant care, and for which intelligent freemen everywhere would fight and die. To America came this sentiment, and was embodied in the constitutions of several states.”

“The victory originally achieved by the people over the government by the establishment of the jury system was the right of participation in the administration of the law. No man might thenceforth be jeopardized in person or property without appeal to his fellows for redress.”

“It was a sign of the increasing purity of political character and growing love of honesty and fair play.”

Bancroft goes on to state that, “When the government and the people were one the victory was complete.”

But with the lesser prairie chicken land grab, there is no jury trial right. We are called to evening meetings to participate in our own centrally planned and controlled impoverishment, the systematic destruction of American exceptionalism, and are allowed only to make ignorable comments about confiscatory administrative regulations that routinely and stubbornly violate ancient state land law, the US Constitution and our human dignity.

Control equals wealth. State/centralized control equals wealth for a tiny few politically well-connected people who can sometimes be referred to as oligarchs. Decentralized control means decentralized wealth, the same system that allowed my family and many millions of others to prosper in America according to our personal industry, luck, decision-making, risk-taking and more. The wealth from decentralized control created the highest per capita income in the world for Americans since the early 1830’s. On the other hand, centralized control of the modes of production, as Karl Marx puts it, is a proven 180 year loser, not to mention some 100 million deaths, subhuman misery and enslavement.

The politically deadly characteristic of the reborn prerogative is that it can contain and disguise and impose any -ism, if you will, on the American people. The prerogative can harbor the cancer of Communism, fascist Nationalism, environmentalism, worship in Gaia, animal liberation, earth liberation and Satan’s attitude of scarcity, just whatever the King wants. And all the -isms except individualism rob us of our God-given rights as set out in the Constitution.

By keeping us under-educated, a nationalized American educational system can serve to keep us too ignorant to learn how to simply say No and to get things turned around. The idea of personal liability imposed on the errant bureaucrat as discussed by Prof. Hamburger is appealing and might be the exact place to start. Especially on those who turned loose the wolves. In my opinion, it is worth a try.

Livy, sharing thoughts and opinion from a bunkhouse on the southern high plains of Texas.

*Notice that this volume of Bancroft’s Works was once owned about the 1950’s by a Texas public high school.

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American enslavement to the Endangered Species Act in violation of Equal Protection and 13th Amendment

Antebellum USA: With slavery, we did the plantation owners’ bidding for nothing.
If we did not, we were punished.

21st Century USA: With the Endangered Species Act, we do the bureaucrats’ bidding for nothing.
If we do not, we are punished.

And we get to pick neither our plantation owners nor our bureaucrats.

And they both ignore our wishes, desires, dreams and rights.

Habitatism* is the priority of the habitat (the Marxist commune) over sacred individual Constitutional rights to be free from slavery. It’s a bad idea to get fatalistic and idly wait around to find out if modern slaves to habitatism can withstand $10,000 per day fines any better than 10 lashes per day for not doing the overseers’ bidding.

The time to rein in the Neo-Nazi Progressive Administrative State is now by changing a number of statutes in order to impose an effective two-strikes-and-you’re-out-of-a-government-job-for-life rule. No disbarment from the practice of law for administrative law judges whose decisions are overruled on constitutional grounds. If the judge is incapable of following the conceptually simple oath of office, then it’s time to find a private sector job.

Ayn Rand warned that the concept of the common good leads to enslavement. Now I see how.

*Habitatism is not a word right now, but we’ve been living under this concept for the past 40 years since the 1973 passage of the Endangered Species Act. Even in biblical times, 40 years is a long time. It’s time to find our way out of the wilderness.

Livy, sharing thoughts and opinion from a bunkhouse on the southern high plains of Texas.