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    What happened to the Republic?... Democracy happened...

    by Jon Rappoport Nov 19 , 2017

    Utopian fantasies vs. a better world
    “When you come to the subject of who should ‘fix things,’ the government or private individuals, you could throw up your hands and confess that neither choice works, in which case you’re left with a terminal disease, and a fine excuse for doing nothing; or you could refer back to the principles of the Republic, and understand why the Founders put chains on government, and you might find a clue for navigating out of the maze.”

    (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

    This piece is for anyone who can understand it—but it’s also for THE ENTREPRENEUR, who in his/her soul wants to do something large and bright and radical and successful, to turn the tide of human affairs in an enormously good direction and, yes, still make a substantial profit.

    And no, “the universe” doesn’t rule out those two motives existing side by side.

    The United States was created as a Republic.

    That meant severely limited central government.

    Why?

    Because the Founders knew the long experience of Europe: overarching tyrannies; bloated kings emboldened with the doctrine of divine right to rule; theocracies; gigantic theft of land; force, coercion; slavery.

    The new 18th century American central government, through enumerated powers and checks and balances, had to be limited and even hamstrung.

    On that basis, individual freedom would be maximized.

    That was the whole point of a Republic.

    The individual would be free to do whatever he wanted to, as long as he didn’t interfere with the life and liberty of others.

    INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM—THE HALLMARK OF A REPUBLIC.
    However, in order for a Republic to have a chance of success, the population would have to remain small. A Republic is not for an enormous population. The people are too remote from the federal center of power.

    And there needed to be a population of moral people, who understood basic rights and wrongs, beyond legislation and law.

    As the American population swelled, there should have been many Republics founded on this continent. Unfortunately, that never happened.

    Instead, men in and around central government conspired to multiply their own power through a variety of means, thus creating monopolies of great strength, in government and business and money.

    And gradually, these men and their descendants came to see they could foist a grand illusion on the people: they could promote the idea that “the people’s wishes were paramount” and should be served at all times.

    Thus arrived Democracy.
    Rule by “everyone.” Rule by “popular decision.” Rule by “meeting needs,” whatever they might be.

    Meeting needs, of course, necessitated a more powerful and extensive government—shattering the severe limits originally imposed in the Constitution.

    Marry these democratic elements to a decline in general morality—grab whatever you can at the expense of your neighbor—and the fate of the Republic was sealed.

    The Republic was never perfect. Far from it. Perfection wasn’t its goal. But it was a noble effort, and the ideas on which it stood still survive.

    Particularly, freedom of the individual.

    That freedom is the launching pad for everything the individual can imagine and create, in order to build a greater future.

    And the rule barring the individual from interfering with the life and liberty of others is still a basic principle.

    Democracy cultivates mobs. It embodies the idea that any group which can gain attention must have its purported needs met.

    Just one step to the left of that, we find the socialist/Communist maxim:
    “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”
    What able individuals produce will be taken from them and given to those of “lesser ability.”

    Limited government, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights—these are mere pieces of paper, old pamphlets trampled on in the streets by the mobs shouting their endless demands.

    If the ancestors of these groups, at one time, had legitimate objections to the way government was being run (against them), now all that is swept away in a sea of base anger and revenge—which turns out to be the elite plan for the end-game…

    If the elites can pull it off:
    Chaos. Out of which a new level of order will be imposed—which takes us back to the kind of tyranny that existed before the struggle for individual freedom and limited government was won.

    And all the while, these elite planners pose as utopian altruists. Socialists.

    And yet…as of 2010, there were 27.9 million small businesses in the US.

    Somehow, the heritage of the Republic still lives.

    Freedom of the individual.
    The core idea on which America was founded.

    Liberty of the individual is more than an invented “construct.” It’s a reflection of an inherent truth: the individual is at the heart of what life is all about.

    A major point needs to be entered into this mix: ABUNDANCE. Planet-wide abundance of resources, technology, and energy.

    As Buckminster Fuller made clear 80 years ago, there is “enough for everyone”—which is to say, every person on Earth can have the essentials of survival. Food, clothing, shelter.

    However, Fuller (and others) stalled on the vital question:
    WHO WILL DELIVER THIS ABUNDANCE TO THE GLOBAL POPULATION, AND HOW?
    In the arena of fuzzy thinking, the answer is, of course: “the government” will deliver abundance.

    This is fatuous, idiotic, and impossible.

    “The government” is controlled by men who, amidst their many crimes, have no intention of sharing the wealth of Earth’s resources and technology. I can’t emphasize this fact enough.

    The government is there to promote socialism and technocracy as “better-world” answers right around the corner. THIS IS THE MASK.

    Behind the mask is cruel top-down scarcity, upheld and maintained, despite the truth that there really IS enough for everyone.

    No, government will not be the provider of abundance.

    NOR SHOULD IT BE.

    That task falls to… wait for it… private business.

    What?

    Here is the capper: if private businesses—including major corporations—realized they could sell food, clothing, and shelter to the global population for relative pennies—and make more profits than they’re making now—because of the size of that consumer base—they might reassess their position.

    They might…but they won’t. Not without our help.

    Boiling down the situation: you have the potential consumer base of some eight billion people; you have the means to sell this base the means of survival—food and clothing and shelter—for pennies; you have the technology needed for the job; you have the bright promise of a better future.

    And you have the individuals who, armed with this understanding, could create businesses to bring such a vision to fruition.

    Actual capitalism is preserved. Free market is preserved. Profit motive is preserved. Doing good is preserved. And all this WITHOUT GOVERNMENT CONTROL.

    No one said this job I’m proposing would be easy. Of course it’s not easy.

    But, for example, the next generation of techies—after this generation of air heads who seek to worship at the knee of brain-computer mysticism has faded away—the next generation might be persuaded to revisit the core ideas of the Republic and see how free enterprise, freely undertaken, could work a true revolution and distribute abundance to the planet at the same time.

    Imagine a near-future corporate boardroom meeting. The CEO stands up and says:
    “OK, people, I’ve brought you here because we’re going to try something new and radical. Face it, we’ve been selling crap to our customers for a long, long time and gouging them in the process. Today, that stops. We’re going to shift over to a different theme. Our board will approve, because we’re going to show them this new effort will expand our bottom line. WE’RE GOING MAKE NUTRITIOUS FOOD PACKS AND SELL THEM FOR RELATIVE PENNIES TO A BILLION PEOPLE. That’s the initial goal. We can do it. On another front, we’re going to sell a billion people good clean food seeds for growing food crops. We’re going to buy acres of land in the so-called Third World and then sell parcels, for farming, to the poor for pennies and take a small share of their profits…

    “Now, at first, we’ll have to work through a bunch of foreign governments, because they control their people. This is tricky. But if we give these tinpot leaders enough money, they’ll go along….”
    Of course, there will be problems. Serious problems. The CIA, for example, which supports government control and scarcity around the world.

    That’s where GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS PUBLIC RELATIONS ENTERS THE SCENE. That visionary CEO and his company will have to publicize the hell out of their radical new plan and expose the problems and barriers and ops the old guard throws up against them.

    Wake up the people to what is going on.

    “Are you kidding? This will never work.”

    That’s what was said in the middle of the Dark Ages, when a few people said THE INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE FREE.

    “This will never work.”

    But it did.

    With enough courage and determination and intelligence and vision and work and imagination, over a very long period of time, it did work.

    Up against forces of evil and deception, it did work.

    And it can work again.

    “But this time it’s different. The situation is worse, much worse.”

    No it isn’t.

    Here’s a clue. It’s always worse. That’s the way it always looks. But it’s always possible.

    The free and independent and creative individual has been lulled into thinking that he has to limit his entrepreneurial vision and goals to a few self-contained enterprises in a small corner of a much larger space.

    That’s called brainwashing.

    He can think and plan and work in as large an arena as he wants to. If he wakes up.

    If he’s a rocket ship with a range of 100 light years, and he’s operating on an old route that travels 50 miles, back and forth, something is seriously amiss.

    There is much more to say…

    But this is an introduction. This is a sketch of the core. This is about the individual unleashed. This is about sacrificing nothing in the pursuit of individual success while making abundance into fact.

    This is about wiping away the delusion that “the government will generate a new and better world.”

    If you want a better world, if you want abundance, you can choose government or the individual as the carrier. You can put your eggs in either basket. You can analyze both answers and decide.

    You can roll the dice on either choice.

    You can put aside the mantra of “nothing works” and look into the psychology of the individual and government and find truths.

    An analogy: you’ve got a gigantic oil tanker that’s been heading in the wrong direction. You want to turn it around. Who is going to take the helm and do it?

    On one side, you have 50 individuals, 47 of whom are corrupt and consumed with criminal greed. The other three are different. They glimpse the possibility of doing the right thing.

    On the other side, you have that amorphous swollen blob called government. It’s not only consumed with greed, it preaches The Good as a deceptive front to cover its crimes. A few individuals who might want to do the right thing are laden with connections which command the continuance of crimes.

    Your choice.

    Jon Rappoport
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    The only recourse for the conundrum presented by Hervė, here, is an educated populous. The people must insist on transparency in government. They mus realize that they cannot successfully trade their fredoms for security. There seems to be some sign of the populatin awakening now, but time will tell.
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    So true, wnlight, an educated public....not a brainwashed public!!

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    Default Re: About That... Republic:

    Right now, as things stand, there is no distinction between business and government. The two are in cahoots.

    Small business is the only real creator of jobs anyway - and they are swamped by enforced licensing, regulations, and fines.

    Business is the problem, running amok with dreams of megalomania on their minds. They chain the people to low-paying jobs in the name of profit, forever condemned to a life of servitude.

    There is no debate about the true need of workers - respect and admiration - and a life wage, not a poverty wage. Today's world is hinged on one untouchable principle - cheap labor. So for all the good that could be done , none will be done. Instead, all the world's people will be forced into low-paying jobs and those altruistic people supplying the minimal goods will price them just out of reach - as they already always do. It's just good business and it is nothing personal - unless you are one of the unwashed masses of course.

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    By Universal Law an individual IS free to do what he/she wants. Not interfering with the life and liberty of others is also Universal Law.

    We need to claim our freedom and take action.

    These are the ways I am taking action, for example:

    1) sending notices to hold people responsible and accountable for anything that interferes with life and liberty; anything that they do that is contrary to their written objectives or oath of office. I Am providing the means and the ongoing reports of my actions here:
    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...=1#post1191078

    2) providing education that is empowering and brings truth to light.
    I've produced 9 events so far, I have one book self-published (2 more were published, but sold out) and the last three of my 12 event series will be next spring. (Local only) www.smile4love.com

    I operate on a shoestring budget and I get down to counting my pennies at the end of each month. (Quarters, if I did a good job budgeting!). My intentions, determination, and perseverance help me continue. I get inspired by meditation where I'm connected to the vast network of spiritual intelligence.

    Many of us are working "behind the scenes" or not in the limelight. That's because it's not about getting rich or famous. It's about doing what's right.

    We are a team of Light Warriors. Seeking the truth and sharing awareness. All of our actions count, and I know that the people on this forum are doing their utmost to make a difference, too.

    I'd like to have other people report what they are doing, too. (And their websites.)

    This is completely relevant to this thread, isn't it?

    Oh, and I forgot one more action: actively involved in a local chemtrails awareness group where Jon Rappaport himself was one of our guest speakers. I love him. He's always been one of my favorites!

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    i would add one aspect to the truth: facing one's own truth. We each have some darkness within, which has to be faced, and..... which has to be forgiven. We all have a fundamental guilt which is much used by controllers (what the catholic church names as THE original sin), this guilt of being alive, having created this separation from the universal love energy. We have to accept that the Universal wanted this experience into the darkness and guilt for purposes unknown to me. And forgive ourselves.

    And then, we have to willfully refuse whatever is not from love and wisdom.

    And believe me, the integration of love and wisdom paired with willful rejection of the darkness in every day actions and thinking is rather slowwww and with lots of ups and downs.

    I turned around and applied will to stop the darkness within and without after having been around some people lacking love (but with some kind of duty ethics) few years ago. They were very useful to us, daughter and I, in many aspects, maybe not in the ways their mentors were thinking of.
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    There are three types of seeds:

    +) Seeds of love truth peace shelter freedom
    -) Seeds of hate lie war fear slavery
    0) All other seeds

    Human beings have over centuries faced the fruits and values of the - seeds. There is a rogue element/force present on earth that causes those - seeds and their fruits. The people in power today as well as the people of the world can seed this world with the + seeds. An example of such a + seed is a global de-weaponization program, starting with the biggest most destructive weapons.

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    Quote Posted by Flash (here)
    i would add one aspect to the truth: facing one's own truth. We each have some darkness within, which has to be faced, and..... which has to be forgiven. We all have a fundamental guilt which is much used by controllers (what the catholic church names as THE original sin), this guilt of being alive, having created this separation from the universal love energy. We have to accept that the Universal wanted this experience into the darkness and guilt for purposes unknown to me. And forgive ourselves.

    And then, we have to willfully refuse whatever is not from love and wisdom.

    And believe me, the integration of love and wisdom paired with willful rejection of the darkness in every day actions and thinking is rather slowwww and with lots of ups and downs.

    I turned around and applied will to stop the darkness within and without after having been around some people lacking love (but with some kind of duty ethics) few years ago. They were very useful to us, daughter and I, in many aspects, maybe not in the ways their mentors were thinking of.
    So true, Flash. We have to purify so that we reach the essence of our True Self.

    It takes a lot of time and effort. But facing ourselves, shadow and all, is worth it. We can be authentic. We don't need to worry about "appearances" or seek "outer approval".

    Here is a pic/slide from one of my presentations. I highly regard Neville Goddard and the work he did. (Books, lectures, audio tapes--free on YouTube.)

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    Rule of Acquisition #10 Greed is Eternal

    Another word for corporation is organization. Another word for government is organization.

    Organization is fundamentally a technology that we attach emotions to by calling them the aforementioned labels.

    Simply put, Humanity's problem is we cant work together.

    Those on the right claim organization(GOV) is evil

    Those on the left claim that organizations(corporate) are evil

    A gun is not evil, it is how you use it that is.

    Rule of Acquisition #19 Satisfaction is not guaranteed

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    Another word for 'corporation' is "fiction". It is a fiction. It really doesn't exist. 'Corporation' is just the name for a collective group of people. Its the same word that can be used to describe 'government', 'bureaucracy', 'organization', 'State', 'country', 'county', 'society', 'community' or any other organized group of individuals etc... These entities are all just fictitious - they don't really exist.

    The only thing that does exist are the individuals that make up these so-called "organizations." The reason why these 'fictional' organizations are consumed with greed is because the majority of individuals that make up these organizations - they are consumed by greed. So, the real question that should be asked is how to deal with the reality of the situation - How should one deal their own individual greed that is also contained within each & every other individual?

    From this point of view, it can be easily seen that societies have completely failed to implement a successful method to educate its members on the nature of greed, and to where that road of greed will lead to.

    And, anyone with any time spent living in this world, anyone that has any experience of greed & where it has taken them to, knows perfectly well... It leads to frustration, misery and living an unhappy life.

    The only way to really understand greed is to experience it for oneself. Simply telling little Johnny that he should share his toy with his sister has not worked at all. The method of teaching moralistic behavior (programming) to the members of a society on an intellectual level has proven to be a complete failure.

    Instead, members of society need to experience greed on a real-life basis in order to really learn the lesson(s) that can be learned from it. If one can find out for themselves to where greed will take them - and that is the only way that one can truly learn the lesson - to have it be embedded within one's own bone marrow. To Live it, and get burned by it, then it becomes self-evident that one will not want to re-experience the negative qualities that are enhanced by it.

    One has the choice on what path one would like to travel to. One will choose not to travel the path of greed because one has come to understand to where that path will lead - a miserable life... not only for oneself, but for others that are within close proximity.

    The key is to how to develop a model that will allow greed to be fully experienced. The present over-moralistic nature of the present societies, up till now, has been proven time & time & time again to not be the answer to this important aspect of human nature.
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