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The path we’re on, what is coming, and how we can do better.
Grandpa, after Rule of Market replaced Rule of Law, why didn’t some foreign power just take over? It seems like they could have just threated to nuke a city unless it accepted their rule, and when that first city chose to fight instead of surrendering, then the next city would see how they got nuked and would comply immediately.
You see Timmy, that used to work. In fact, that’s how Genghis Khan took over several cities, and that’s why several foreign powers did indeed try something like that.
Now, they all knew that the people were well armed and would resist, so they took a few years to prepare. The first foreign threat that emerged tried a direct assault in Maine and New Hampshire … kind of like Red Dawn I guess … They launched several EMPs and waited for folks to get out their equipment that had been shielded from EMP attack, and then they attacked with EMPs again. They also cut the power grid, which was easy to do because, although it was now shielded from EMP, it was still a centralized system that was about a year away from becoming decentralized like the Internet. Most folks figure that is why they attacked when they did instead of taking longer to prepare. They really thought that taking out the power grid would be a knockout punch, but they couldn’t have been more wrong.
Tens of thousands of individuals in that area had been preparing for such an event. Some had accurately foreseen the threat, but for most, that was just how they liked to spend their spare time and money. For example, they each had independent power generation, stealth technology, drones, and armor piercing bullets. Some even had directed energy weapons, ELF technology, and insect drones. The invaders simply did not understand the explosion of wealth and freedom under Rule Of Market.
The invaders were attacked in thousands of unique ways that they hadn’t anticipated because each patriot had his own ideas, so the centralized invasion force simply couldn’t adapt. Perhaps the most resourceful individual was a man known to history only as “Future Bob”. The invaders had been so on edge after several weeks of relentless surprises and setbacks that he was able to drive out an entire battalion with his creative use of ELF technology to beam speech directly into their heads in their native language while simultaneously attacking them with thousands of insect drones. Most of them killed each other in the chaos and fear that ensued.
This first invasion was over in about 6 weeks. They didn’t even fight long enough to find out about the payback on its way to their home land. Nor had they yet figured out how their defeat had greatly strengthened the underground resistance in their own capitol.
Before the full consequences of the first attack had unfolded, a second foreign power figured this first attack had created a unique opportunity. It thought it had learned from the mistakes of the first aggressor and that it would attack before the resistance had time to regroup, but like those first aggressors, they couldn’t have been more wrong.
Perhaps their biggest mistake was their assumption that under Rule of Market, those outside the battle zone had no obligation or incentive to intervene. They didn’t know that after six weeks, the first wave of about a million mobilized individuals had each independently traveled to the battle zone and had already been providing firepower, logistics, supplies, morale, intelligence, counterintelligence … and … it was a beautiful thing … They came from as far away as Alaska.
What about Hawaii? That state would have had more incentive to help out than anyone so that others would reciprocate later.
No, at that time Hawaii was too afraid of living under the Rule of Market, and so, under the leadership of governor Obama, they had petitioned to become part of China, but boy did they ever regret that decision … poor Obama … but that’s another story …
Both aggressors wanted to milk the region – like a colony – and did not want to destroy it, but after seeing how the patriots had taken out most of the leadership in the first invader’s home land by working with the underground resistance there, the second invaders escalated and used their heaviest conventional weapons. They even used nerve gas in some areas, which had little effect on the dispersed resistance. Needless to say, the payback included gas attacks in addition to snipers and more creative tactics. The second invasion also lasted about six weeks.
This second victory by the patriots gave pause to additional foreign powers, and during that pause, domestic resistance in those foreign lands grew exponentially. The Rule of Market was becoming an existential threat to governments everywhere.
It was about 18 months later when the most advanced foreign power threatened to nuke a city unless it came under their rule, but the city refused and prepared to retaliate … well … actually, this particular city had over one million subscribers to more than 30 protection agencies, and it was they who prepared to retaliate.
The foreign power was mostly bluffing because they didn’t want to kill the goose that laid the golden egg, but they knew they could not back down, so they detonated a tactical nuke that destroyed about 4 blocks in a low value part of the city. It just so happened that those blocks were adjacent to the neighborhood of Leroy and his guardians.
Some protection agencies had no ability to project force into the foreign nation, so they compensated by covering all of the domestic obligations of the more advanced agencies. Also, there were several billionaires in the city who had their own methods of dealing with threats. Then there were the other agencies and individuals who wanted to help so that no foreign government could gain a foothold in the land.
The foreign capitol had to fend off no less than 23 independent efforts, but they were expecting most of them. They defended against a hypersonic ballistic missile, several supersonic cruise missiles, and several cyber attacks. They knew that no one was willing to perform a suicide HALO mission in retaliation, after all, they had only attacked the poorest and least populated blocks in the city, but what they didn’t count on was the huge publicity opportunity. Two billionaires pooled their efforts to send in Leroy’s guardians, who were known as heroes throughout the land. One would provide the weapon, and the other would provide the cyber attack that would cover their insertion and extraction.
Leroy’s guardians were little more than a neighborhood watch … of former navy seals, airborne rangers, and marines. They had to set up three small generators in an equilateral triangle whose center was the emperor’s palace. The HALO insertion was flawless and undetected. One hour later, the emperor’s palace, and the emperor, were vaporized as he was addressing a crowd of hundreds of thousands while hundreds of millions watched on TV.
The emperor’s intelligence agencies never dreamed that three poor unskilled black men could have done it. Nor could they have believed that the perpetrators of such an operation would have left for home in a little fishing boat – with local help!
As predicted, the publicity was worth billions. It was a profitable operation.
Curiously though, the United Nations and most foreign leaders began claiming the patriots were the aggressors, and that such power in the hands of individuals was a global threat. That was the catalyst that caused the majority of patriots to break out of their normalcy bias and realize that foreign governments were indirectly controlled by the globalists, who for generations had been committed to one world government, one world currency, one world religion, no armed citizens, total control of individuals, and total dependence on government.
The window of opportunity was closing for the globalist end game. Some say the globalists had captured a real alien and were able to make limited use of the technology in his scout ship and used real footage of him – all against his will.
The Pope and other Jesuits, along with thousands of other globalist shills, had been preparing the world for an alien visitation for years. The world believed that the alien and his people were giving the earth the knowledge of a more advanced – a more global – government, currency, and spirituality – where there was no potential for some crazy citizen to harm others. They promised additional gifts of technology once we had “progressed” to the point where no crazy citizen would have the freedom to use that technology to hurt anyone.
But grandpa! The alien agenda was the globalist agenda!
Yes, that was pretty obvious to the patriots too because we had a free press, but the rest of the world only had propaganda, except for the growing underground resistance, who got unfiltered Internet.
It was about three years after the palace had been vaporized when the putative “aliens” said that the Rule of Market was a reactionary resurgence of the failed flawed fatal policies of the past, and that because their technology could fall into the hands of patriots who were unregulated in their uses of it, that they could never trust the earth with the kinds of advanced alien technologies that would end hunger, sickness, climate change, and provide free energy for all.
Naturally, this propaganda made about half of the people of the world want to kill the patriots.
The “aliens” gave the patriots an ultimatum, and of course, the patriots said the aliens were not real and farted in their general direction.
As punishment, the “aliens” used a beam from space that could vaporize a city block. They destroyed several blocks in each of the most “dangerous” cities. Of course, there was no crime in those cities, but they were the hotbeds of technical innovation, and they had individual citizens who owned nukes and other super weapons.
But grandpa, humans had such satellite weapons by then.
Ah, but the world didn’t know about such secret weapons programs yet. The patriots had just gotten word to the underground at the same time the globalists had begun their attack, so word had not spread far enough yet to make the world suspicious.
The “aliens” were so nice that they would warn the patriots 4 hours before each attack. That was expected to result in much chaos and death, and thus greatly embarrass the patriots and cause them to kill more of each other than the attack itself, but the aliens didn’t seem to know that everyone had bugout plans, which had become a cultural fetish. Half had already bugged out anyway, and the rest were gone within the 4 hours.
The “aliens” kept assuming that such a flawless bugout was a fluke each time.
Needless to say, the patriots would not surrender and thus the globalists had to escalate.
Next, the globalists introduced a hostile “alien” race, who said the humans were too dangerous and also just too stupid and ungrateful, and must be wiped out. They also began to use pretty much the same kind of beam from space to attacked cities in multiple countries, but the “good aliens” said that we were worth saving and defeated the bad aliens in a spectacular light show in the sky. Then the good aliens said that we humans needed to deal with those cowboy Rule of Market patriots before another hostile alien race came along.
Grandpa, who would believe that was aliens instead of the globalists?
Everyone believed it, and they wanted to kill the patriots more than ever. Everyone was being played by the globalists, who had manipulated billions into demanding the alien agenda, which was actually the globalist agenda, and demanding the death of any who opposed that agenda. Before that, even most patriots didn’t understand that players don’t have to give orders to make billions carry out their agenda.
So, how did you all survive?
Years of independent efforts had converged to destroy the satellite weapon, but that wasn’t what really ended the globalists. Not even close. No one even knew we had destroyed it, and they were only days away from sending up another one, and they had nukes, nerve gas, conventional weapons, and billions ready to march.
So, how did you do it?!
Well, most of the world leaders were just front men for the globalists at the top. So, some of the more savvy patriots had been identifying the top globalists since as far back as 1970, and they had formed what are known as zero squads.
A zero squad is a cell of three individuals known only to each other who have selected a top globalist whom they will sacrifice their lives to take out if necessary – if such globalists ever tried to perpetrate their end game.
So, what happened?!
They were supplemented by many new zero squads of both patriot and underground resistance forces, which ensured that every top globalist was covered two or three times over. Still, a few got away, but their front men knew that if their masters were not safe, then they weren’t either, so they told us the “good aliens” had just left and said they would be back in 100 years to check our progress.
Don’t believe anything the media, the government, the Vatican, or even any supposedly alternative source, like Alex Jones, tells you about aliens if their story could in any way further the agenda of the most powerful people in the world. Instead, think for yourself about what real aliens would do, what they would be able to do, and what they would believe. Also, think about what kind of extraordinary evidence would be necessary to prove the extraordinary claim that an actual alien invasion is a more likely explanation than a human conspiracy.
The agenda of the most powerful people in the world is: one world government, one world currency, one world religion, no armed citizens, total dependence on government, and total control over individuals. Let’s refer to these totalitarians as ”the globalists”. Some specific uses for such power by the globalists would be to reduce population in order to sanitize the human gene pool and to preserve what they see as their resources.
Almost any kind of alien hoax would further the globalist agenda. An alien invasion would be the most effective hoax because a majority would be willing to make unlimited sacrifices for survival, and they would comply with even the most extreme national security measures. They would also demand global government.
The second most useful alien hoax would be a putatively peaceful visit that bestowed the gifts of more advanced government and more advanced spiritually. Of course, those gifts would be global government, global currency, and global religion, and no potential for some crazy citizen to do any harm to others. Such a “peaceful” alien hoax would also promise additional gifts of technology, once we had “progressed” to the point where no crazy citizen would have the freedom to use that technology to hurt anyone.
Although most useful idiots would be more likely to believe, and thus more willing to kill, for the invasion story, nearly as many would be just as extreme for the “good alien” story. For example, can you imagine what the crowds of useful idiots would do to any critic of the globalist agenda when the media, the politicians, and the mega churches told them how such critics were holding us back from receiving the additional gifts of alien technology?!
The globalists wouldn’t even have to fight their own fight. One can see how easily they could manipulate hundreds of millions, maybe billions, of useful idiots to fight for their agenda.
I first learned about the idea of an alien hoax to further the globalist agenda from Bill Cooper, which wouldn’t mean anything … except … he was the guy who accurately predicted that something like 9/11 would happen about when it did and that it would be blamed on Osama bin Laden. Of course, we now know that 9/11 was definitely conspiracy. He didn’t have time to develop all the details of an alien hoax that I layout here because they killed him about a month after 9/11.
One might assume the globalists would pull it off just as soon as they believed they could get away with it, but as long as their agenda were progressing, they wouldn’t waste their best false flag unless they saw a window of opportunity closing. For example, what if those internet bloggers started waking up too many people, or what if known technology were catching up to secret technology to such an extent that the hoax would soon become less convincing?
Given that the Vatican has already started preparing people to expect the “peaceful” alien hoax, and given that it would be easier to pull off, I expect it to happen before the invasion hoax, and probably in the 2 – 10 year time frame.
Suppose enough people were not convinced by the “peaceful” alien hoax. In that case, the globalists would have the “peaceful aliens” launch a limited attack to punish a few of those cities having the most non-believers. If that still wasn’t enough, the globalists could have another fake alien race try to exterminate us for being so uncooperative, but then the “peaceful” aliens who had already punished a few non-believing cities could claim that we were worth saving and defeat the bad aliens in a spectacular light show in the sky. Imagine how grateful everyone would be. Then, surely, enough people would be on board for the globalist agenda.
Suppose the bad aliens used some beams from space to destroy ground targets. Would you believe it? Consider that governments have been working on such weapons for decades.
Real aliens wouldn’t exterminate us by physically attacking us. They would simply create a virus that would kill us. Therefore, the globalists might choose to use a virus, which again is plausible human technology, and claim that they got the vaccine from the good aliens. Of course, the vaccine would also be a eugenics program, and its ill effects would simply be blamed on the original virus, when they were in fact caused by the vaccine.
If there were a real alien involved, consider that he may simply be a passive observer and not one of the perpetrators. Also, consider than one alien is not proof of an invasion. It would be more likely that he were a captured scout and that his technology were being used against his will. At least, any of those scenarios is far more likely than an alien invasion that just happened to occur at the point where the globalists had achieved the ability and the need to pull off such a hoax.
With Scalia’s murder, the 5-4 majority against civil war is about to flip. (Scalia was murdered, or else there would have been no need for a cover up.)
With Scalia’s murder, Obama’s next appointment to the US Supreme Court will create the first majority of activist judges who would vote to disarm the American people in violation of the Constitution. Such an aggression against the American people would inevitably be the cause of civil war.
Anyone who doubts Obama’s intentions or the meaning of the Constitution should read:
Anyone who doubts the spiritual implicatons should read:
In the eternal war of the Soul Of Humanity vs. the Soul of Animals, America is the last stand. Should America lose, the global police state would last for 1000 years until it crumbled from within, but there would be no rebirth. The Soul of Humanity will have been exterminated from the human genome.
History began with the Rule of Man, which is where those who make the law are not accountable to those under the law, and those who make the law are above the law. The law is thus likely to be inefficient, subjective, arbitrary, and applied unequally. Government under the Rule of Man is illegitimate because people only support it under duress, and no competing law is allowed. Government under the Rule of Man is also a monopoly on the right to initiate force or fraud within a geographical boundary.
A great leap forward from the Rule of Man was the Rule of Law, which is where those who make the law are accountable to those under the law, and no man is above the law. Unfortunately, government under the Rule of Law is still not legitimate because most people support it only under duress, and no competing law is allowed. Like under the Rule of Man, government under the Rule of Law has always been a monopoly on the right to initiate force or fraud within a given geographical boundary. These remaining drawbacks with the Rule of Law are harmful in their own right, but they are also the seeds of its inevitable regression back to the Rule of Man – unless we evolve further.
The next great leap forward will be the Rule of Market, which is where the law is a product like any other. An individual could produce his own law, or choose one of the products produced by others, or choose no such product at all. The market would be the judge. Government under the Rule of Market would allow competition, and few, if any, would purchase law that claimed the right to initiate force or fraud against them.
In the Rule of Market, the law is voluntary – just like any other product. In fact, everything is voluntary. Even money is just a product like any other.
How Rule of Market Works
It will be necessary to look at some everyday examples to understand the Rule of Market because, although it is quite simple, it is quite difficult to understand given a lifetime of conditioning by television and government schools and universities. Such conditioning promotes a single groupthink while squashing the imagination, independent thought, and critical thinking skills that would allow one to escape the groupthink.
We will look at two everyday examples. In the first example, you will have discovered that you entered into an unfair contract. In the second example, you will observe how the Rule of Market deals with gang violence and how tragedy is eventually overcome with hope and unlimited potential.
In both examples it should be clear that Rule of Market is simply individual freedom, which has always been more compatible with human nature, and which unlocks the healthy potential of self-interest, competition, and reputation, whose benefits are further magnified by today’s tools, such as the Internet, cameras, and guns.
Breaking an Unfair Contract
Eventually, under the Rule of Market one could be confident about entering into any kind of agreement without being cheated or tricked, but to see how such harmony would have evolved, it will be necessary to go back to an earlier point.
Suppose you voluntarily entered into a contract with another party because, although they had a mediocre reputation, they offered terms that were just too good to pass up, which they had to do to compete with those who had better reputations. Then you discovered you were tricked, and so you decided it was in your best interests to only fulfill the part of your contractual obligation you felt was fair. You would then be wise to make your case on the Internet for two reasons. The first reason is because in the future, other parties (the market) would look at your reputation and decide on what terms (if any) they would be willing to enter into any given type of contract with you. The other reason is because the other party will be making its case on the Internet as well, and the claims by the other party could hurt your reputation if you allow them to go unchallenged.
You would be wise to hire an advocate to help you produce your side of the story. The role of such an advocate would be similar to the purpose of a lawyer today.
You would want to maintain an online presentation that explains how your principles would guide you to react in certain scenarios and how you are defining your terms. You could think of your statement of principles as your law. One purpose of such a presentation would be to let potential partners know what kind of agreements you might find acceptable as well as what to expect once you entered an agreement. Another purpose would be to make it harder for anyone else to misrepresent you, and yet another purpose would be a guide for your children. Your statement of principles is another place where you could hire an advocate to help you produce it.
You would want to hire one or more reputation rating companies to publish an evaluation of your side of the story. Let’s refer to such companies as Reputation Bureaus. Such a role would be similar to the purpose of a credit rating agency. Each reputation bureau would decide whether your actions were consistent with the expectations you created with your statement of principles. They would decide the extent to which your actions were justified given the objective facts of the case, and they would decide the extent to which your actions were justified given the ambient culture. They would also be evaluating your side according to their well publicized rules, which could be thought of as their “law”. Then they would adjust your reputation score accordingly, and of course, the weight of their decision would depend on their own reputation. Every reputation bureau would have an independent rating for you.
You would want to pay more to choose a reputation bureau with the best reputation, which is one that understands it cannot afford to ever appear biased or to have cheated in any way. Otherwise, its rating would carry far less weight with others. Its reputation would also depend on its law being fair and unambiguous.
Note that if your statement of principles and your contract used common components found in other statements and other contracts, then evaluation would be easier and thus cheaper. On the other hand, if you are like me and insist on a custom statement of principles, then you should expect to pay more.
Suppose the reputation bureaus you hired decided that your actions were consistent with your stated values and were thus expected, and that overall your actions were mostly justified both objectively and given the ambient culture. Also, your actions were mostly acceptable under their law. Therefore, given a potential future contract, the other party would probably just look at your reputation score and decide that they would be willing to contract with you (in spite of your having broken a previous contract), but that party might for a slightly higher interest rate (or slightly more collateral) to reduce its risk.
We chose your case because it was a tipping point. Your reputation bureaus each decided that to some extent the other party had intentionally tried to trick you, and that their behavior was part of a pattern, and thus they dinged the other party’s reputation considerably. The other party knew this was the likely decision and thus hired their usual reputation bureau who they could depend on to give them a good rating. However, a few years of propping up the bad behavior of such companies had also cost their reputation bureau some of its reputation.
Just as the other party’s reputation had been propped up, their reputation bureau’s reputation had been propped up by other dishonest reputation bureaus. Over time the dishonest companies and reputation bureaus had learned they could only depend on each other to maintain their reputations, and thus they were vulnerable to sudden crash – like a stock market bubble that had gotten too out of sync with reality.
Your case precipitated a cascade over the next few months where the other party and all of its cronies lost most of their reputation with the honest reputation bureaus and thus lost most of their business so suddenly that they had to liquidate their assets, which were bought up and put to better use by their honest competitors.
The people called it creative destruction.
Given just the one example about breaking an unfair contract, it should be clear how one would finally be free to pursue one’s dreams while simultaneously choosing to act more responsibly – all because one would value one’s reputation even more than one values one’s credit rating today, but the full benefit of the Rule of Market goes so much deeper than that. It could apply in any conceivable day-to-day scenario, and thus one’s reputation would be more important in every conceivable scenario.
When every person in every scenario is finally free to pursue their dreams while having a powerful incentive to act more responsibly, then the result can only be more peace, safety, productivity, innovation, wealth, and happiness. The advent of the Rule of Market would be the dawn of a new renaissance like nothing we have ever seen before – a never ending Golden Age beyond anything in history.
Unfortunately, we are no longer moving forward. We are now moving backwards towards the Rule of Man. For example, Obama claims the power to spy on anyone, to indefinitely detain anyone, and even to assassinate anyone without due process, without accountability, and without transparency, and he has already exercised all of these powers.
We are moving back to the Rule of Man because governments are absolutely terrified of the Rule of Market because it is becoming clear to the people that the primary purpose of government is to force a majority to give their time, to give the fruits of their labor, and to even give their lives and their children for a goal they would not find worthy of such sacrifice … such as wars, pyramids, cronyism, propaganda, censorship, reeducation camps, false flags, genocide, slavery, redistribution of honest wealth, and disarming the people.
The End of Violence
Next, let’s explore how violence would be virtually nonexistent in a society built on the Rule of Market. First, we would have to go back to a point before the initiation of force and fraud had become almost non-existent to find out why such behavior had become so rare.
Suppose a society had adopted the Rule of Market not quite three years ago, and some people still did not value their reputation. In this case Leroy’s daughter Jada had dated a young thug, Jamal, who thought his gang membership protected him from the Rule of Market.
After Jada decided to end the relationship, Jamal decided to break into the family’s home at night and make her leave with him. He brought his four badest gangstas with him and they all had Glocks.
Before the advent of the Rule of Market, the gang’s strategy would have worked, but under the Rule of Market, families had changed. Most people understood that every family was responsible for its own safety and completely free to provide that safety. Most people also understood that everyone’s future had become unlimited, and perhaps most importantly, most people understood that everyone had become free to do the right thing.
Leroy and his neighborhood guardians always did the right thing, and their individual reputations reflected that; whereas, Jamal and his gang, the last gang in their neighborhood, often initiated force or fraud, and their reputations reflected that.
Jamal did not understand that under the Rule of Market, most people, including Jada, had developed hope and a sense of self-esteem. She would not come back to him like other girls had done before. She had thought she could change him, but she now understood that she could not.
Jamal shot the door several times and it would not budge. The gang then had to expended about 90 rounds before they were finally able to kick it in. This only took 50 seconds, but they were pretty mad at this point because they had first encountered a door like this just two weeks before, although in that case no one had been home and they had been in no particular hurry. The only thing Jamal and his gang had learned from that experience was to wear hearing protection when shooting a door. Jamal did not learn how lucky he was that no one had been home.
Leroy and his neighborhood guardians had known that Jamal and his gang were likely to try this. It was their MO. That is why Leroy, at great personal risk to himself, had tried one last time earlier that day to explain to Jamal and his gang why they should disband like the other gangs.
Leroy tried to convey the hope that had spread through the community, and through the whole damn country. He tried to explain how they were living the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream. They were free at last! But the gang followed the Reverend Dr. Al Harpton Varakan Jackson, who preached how the country owed them and had abandoned them.
Leroy explained how Jada wasn’t like girls around there used to be and how Jada was proud and full of hope, but that just made Jamal more determined to take her.
Those 50 seconds bought by the reinforced door were sufficient for Leroy and his man inside and the two guardians nearby to take up their positions. One of them was so nervous that he suddenly laughed out loud when he remembered how they used to say, “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.”
As they kicked the door in, Leroy had a chance to yell “stop or we’ll shoot”. Jamal and his gang took that as a challenge because they were wearing class II body armor that had stopped 9mm rounds before. They did not understand that their body armor would not stop a 5.56mm 62 grain round. Hence, they didn’t give Leroy time to say anything else.
Leroy had been very careful not to disrespect anyone in the gang earlier that day – even when they tested him, which they interpreted as a sign of weakness, but they let him go without harm. He didn’t dare tell them about the two snipers watching over him, or they would have reacted in a way that would have cost them their lives. When Leroy got home, he cried for a long time.
When Jamal heard Leroy release the charging handle on his AR-15 somewhere deep in the house, he did not understand that someone was truly willing, let alone able, to stand up to him. No one had done that before, and besides, he had his gang with him, and they had body armor.
The gang each had only two or three rounds left because they had never needed spare magazines before. They randomly fired all of their remaining rounds in about three seconds – hitting nothing. No one was within 30 feet of them.
Three seconds later they were all on the ground dying, and the guardians came to them at great personal risk, and tried to help. The adrenaline would not yet let them feel the emotional weight of the tragedy before them – the lost potential of these young men – what they could have been – until a dying gang member whispered, “I could have been a doctor.”
In just a few seconds, all of the guardians had begun sobbing uncontrollably, and the whole neighborhood came out and sobbed with them.
The guardians hired the best reputation bureau they could afford. They even sold some possessions and borrowed some money to do it. It was that important.
The company’s name was The Soul of Humanity because its law was based on The Soul of Humanity. It was physically based in Austin, Texas.
The guardians had not been able to afford the video surveillance that would have exonerated them more quickly and more thoroughly, but given the relative reputations of the survivors and the deceased, and given the testimony of witnesses and the reputations of those witnesses, the reputation of the guardians had actually increased. Nevertheless, they had killed, and there was no video, so they would be on a kind of probation for a about three years.
The story became a national story, and the The Soul Of Humanity gave them each a one year advertising contract worth fifty times the fee they had paid. That was more than the going rate, but that fact only added to the good will and new business received by the company.
One month later a sniper killed the Reverend Dr. Al Harpton Varakan Jackson, and no one cared enough to investigate. In his arrogance, the Reverend had refused to pay money to “the man” to buy insurance to investigate any initiations of force or fraud against him. Even his personal body guards lacked the will to do anything about it, nor did they have the skills to do anything about it.
Gang activity in that first year had skyrocketed before being fought down to its original level. Then it fell to 20% of its original level during the second and third year. but with the story of Leroy and his guardians, gang activity in the forth year dropped to 1% of its original level.
It would not be accurate to say that the gangs simply dissolved, instead, most transformed from thugs into guardians. Those who were once takers had become makers.
Who will build the ROADS!?
The advent of The Rule of Market was widely understood and anticipated, and yet, some people had still been apoplectic with shrieks of “Who will build the ROADS!?” In a nutshell, the answer was, “The same people who build them now.” After all, how did we get the cars that drove on those roads, or computers or smart phones, and our houses, and the roads in front of our houses … ? Of course, what such alarmists had really meant was, “For each new road, who would force dozens or even thousands of people to give up a piece of their land?” The alarmist minority needn’t have been so apoplectic because it worked out exactly as most people expected.
The third such incident under the Rule of Market was the Springfield Bypass. It would raise the value of all property directly along its route, so everyone along the route wanted it and were thus willing to pay for it; whereas, some of those owning businesses along competing roads might lose some business and thus were not willing to pay for any of the bypass, so they didn’t. However, there was one individual land owner along the ideal route, Mr. Schittstein, who would also benefit from the new road but who was holding out as a way of extorting the others to give him money.
In the first such incident, the holdout, Mr. Freeman, had good reason to believe that he would lose a small amount of business, so his neighbors compensated him. However, in the second such incident, the holdout, Ms. Princess, would have actually benefitted, but the people had decided to pay her anyway because she had not been excessively greedy. Furthermore, the reputation bureaus did not yet have sufficient precedent to ding the reputation of Ms. Princess. The example of Ms. Princess emboldened Mr. Schittstein to insist on too much money. He asked for 95% of the cost to route around his property safely, so his neighbors called his bluff and built the road around his property. They felt the 5% extra cost was, as one neighbor put it, “Totally worth it.” The result was known locally as, “Schittstein’s Curve,” which, his neighbor’s learned, gave Schittstein an odd satisfaction.
Occasionally, the folks along the Springfield Bypass would offer to pay to replace the bypass with a route through Mr. Schittstein’s property, but no matter what they offered, he always held out for more. He had understood that even with the best of safety precautions, this was to be the first such bypass, and thus someday, some oversight might cause someone to get hurt if the road were forced to go around his property, but he had been unmoved, and his reputation did not suffer for it given the early stages of the Rule of Market. Subsequent extortion was dampened, fortunately!, as the reputation bureaus rapidly adapted.
Although it would have been immoral to go back and judge Mr. Schittstein by rules that did not exist at the time, needless to say, Mr. Schittstein was the kind of person whose reputation would plummet in the future if he did not learn to treat others as he would like them to treat him, but whereas, most people learned such lessons very quickly under the Rule of Market, Mr. Schittstein did not. Eventually his wife left him as his reputation continued to plummet until, one day, tragedy struck …
There had never been an injury on the Springfield bypass, but Schittstein’s neighbors, the Goodmans, had relatives coming in from out of town to show off their new baby. They were tired and had let their teenage daughter drive the last little bit. Her inexperience combined with Schittstein’s Curve had banged them up pretty good, and in an improbable confluence of events, it had cost them the life of their newborn infant …
It was virtually impossible to get away with violence under the Rule of Market, but the Goodmans were not thinking clearly when they forced entry into Mr. Schittstein’s house, where they proceeded to beat Mr. Schittstein to death as he continued to display a total lack of remorse to the end.
The reputation bureaus, had plenty of precedent by this time, and the relative reputations of the Goodmans vs. Schittstein combined with the video footage from multiple sources was such that the verdict from every bureau was, in the vernacular, “Schittstein had it coming.”
Just three years later, the amazing golden age brought by the Rule of Market had produced the kind of wealth and innovation that would have saved the Goodman’s baby, but such wealth and technology was never needed in another such case because in the 75 years since, there has not been another Schittstein under the Rule of Market.
Next, read Rule of Market vs. The World.
The Internet is increasingly abuzz with talk of A Great Reset, but there is a lot of disagreement about the details. Some of the more common themes are the likelihood of hyperinflation, default on the government debt, confiscation of retirement accounts, economic collapse, civil war, world war, and the subsequent rise of police states under a global government, which according to some, is the the goal of a great reset. An equally prevalent but less likely scenario is a prolonged period that sets technology back over 100 years.
While such events have happened throughout history, they are never the most probable near future – until they are already happening. Nevertheless, these predictions are more credible than the mainstream media are willing to admit.
If we think for ourselves, we can see that the US government is incapable of controlling its borrowing and printing of money, that it is increasingly taking an interventionist approach to individuals, business, and other countries, and that it is indeed becoming more of a police state. It is a little harder to see, but the evidence is now sufficient to validate how the US government is trying to provoke armed conflict with the people to justify even more of a police state.
The common recommendations are to buy gold, guns, and farm land, and then ride it out. Almost as prevalent is the recommendation to do the same in a foreign country as a backup. Of course, most people can’t do any of this. Nor would such an individual strategy prevent any of the predicted dystopian futures anyway.
That pretty much sums up The Great Reset.
Now let’s think for ourselves:
Everyone is getting deeper into debt, and hyperinflation seems almost inevitable, but if there were hyperinflation, then all of those debts could be paid back with a day’s wages, so obviously that would not be allowed to happen, which leaves one option. All debts would be recalculated in the New Dollars. Existing dollars would become illegal, and thus worthless, except that they could be traded in for the New Dollars – at an unfair exchange rate. Of course, the usual exceptions would be made to benefit the usual cronies.
It was the future, and Jesus approached an American believer in Heaven, and said,
I want to introduce you to my friend who was an atheist. He did not believe in me, but after he died, I gave him the choice to enter heaven, or to remain dead, and he chose to enter heaven. Everyone would know everything he had done, and he chose to be here.
You are angry. You thought only believers could enter Heaven, but belief only grants you the option. I do not grant this option to every atheist; whereas, I grant it to every believer.
You said you believed, so after you died, I fulfilled my promise. I gave you the choice to enter Heaven, or to remain dead, and you chose to be here.
You are still angry, but I gave him the option because he lived the life meant for every man. Even without my teachings, every man knows what is right and what is wrong, but unlike most men, he did not believe those who corrupted my teachings. He made personal sacrifices to do what is right. He believed that when he died, it was the end, and yet, when it mattered most, he sacrificed his life.
You know it was my right to offer him this choice, and you are satisfied now, but listen carefully. He saved many with his example – just as I saved many with my example; whereas, you saved no one with your example. Maybe he can save you too. If you call, he will come.
You are angry again, but you did nothing. You believed, and so you knew that if you did nothing, you would have eternal life. So you did nothing. You thought you could deceive me.
You told others to believe, but that was nothing. You thought of me as a narcissist who just wanted people to believe in me, so you did nothing. You thought I wanted to be glorified. You did not know me.
You wasted much energy supporting the Zionists, who did not believe in me. You believed the Zionists when they told you I could not return until they controlled Palestine. You thought of me as a racist real estate agent. You did not know me.
You allied with the Zionist tyranny because you believed them when they told you that whatever they did was my will, and yet as governments ratcheted up tyranny, when good people asked for your alliance, you did nothing. You said “Salvation is all that matters.” When others asked you for guidance, you taught them, “Salvation is all that matters.” You said that I would sort it out. So, you did nothing, and thus you helped to bring the eventual end for everyone who carried the soul of humanity.
Like the majority of believers you preached that works do not matter – only belief matters, and so you did nothing.
Like the majority of believers, you voted for the enemies of humanity when you had other choices. Like them, you chose to conform rather than follow my teachings. Your wife and children loved you, and so they believed you when you taught them to conform as well.
Like yourself, many in every generation irrationally believed the end would come in their lifetime, which was a myth crafted to persuade them to voluntarily stand down in the face of tyranny. Like them, you were wrong.
Like yourself, many believed the rapture myth of their day, which was crafted to persuade them to voluntarily stand down in the face of tyranny. Like them, you were wrong.
Like yourself, many believed the salvation myth of their day, which was crafted to persuade them to voluntarily stand down in the face of tyranny. Like them, you were wrong.
Like so many other believers, you earned your gold with your honest labor, but then, like many of them, you waited in your home with your gold – for the end. Like them, you helped to bring the eventual end of humanity.
You said you believed, but you did not live according to my teachings. You did not believe me. You believed those who corrupted my teachings. I let them corrupt my teachings because, like every man, you already know what is right and what is wrong.
Everyone in heaven knows what you did. Everyone in heaven pities you for the sickness in your soul, and those who were atheists pity you most.
Your pain is unbearable, but at any time you can choose to be dead or to become sincerely repentant, and yet, you lack the strength to choose either. Even now, you will continue to follow others who tell you what you want to hear.
You can stay here with everyone as I promised. Hell is not a place. Hell is a choice, and Hell continues to be your choice.
Atlantis is a story similar to Atlas Shrugged because in each, a visionary man builds a society that is quietly attracting all of the world’s most talented and most ethical people while the rest of the world crumbles from the burden of government (from every man trying to live at the expense of others). More specifically, a visionary Native American man builds a giant city on the Sioux reservation where people can come and innovate free of regulation, taxes, or any other form of coercion, which was only possible because of the autonomy of Indian reservations. He basically started a new country right under the noses of decaying big governments.
This book was written in 1997 by Robert Klassen, and like Atlas Shrugged, it is even more accurate now than it was then. At one fifth the length of Atlas Shrugged, and with its appeal to a broader audience, one could think of it as Atlas Shrugged – lite. In spite of its short length, it still has a variety of conflicts, trials, quests, and romances. It also explains some of the day to day mechanics of how freedom works, and contrasts freedom with the status quo.
Russian naval architect and author Yevgeny Zamyatin wrote his brilliant and visionary novel We in 1920. It takes place in the 26th century, where he shows us the end result of progressivism – given enough power and enough time. He shows us how the humans in a progressive dystopian future will be absolutely certain that they are living in a perfect utopia.
Now I know what you’re thinking, but We is refreshingly lighthearted and even goofy, which is appropriate given the naivety of the main character and his people, who have never been exposed to a dangerous idea, and who have never had to make a tough decision.
We learn all about our future “utopia” through a few months in the life of the main character, who is simply documenting his day-to-day observations for the benefit of humans elsewhere in the solar system. You see, outside of Earth, humans have yet to understand how absolute conformity benefits everyone absolutely.
During this period in the life of the main character, he meets a woman who risks everything to introduce him to ideas and emotions he has never known before. He documents his daily flip flops between his loyalty to her and his loyalty to his government.
The main character is not just anyone in his utopian world. He is the architect of the ship that will carry the philosophy of earth to all humans so that maybe the ship won’t have to convert them through force. This ship is being built as the novel progresses.
Is the new woman in his life just using him because he is the architect and future captain of the ship? Does she really love him? We suspect that like Mata Hari, the answer is both.
The main character is immature and weak – of course. He makes many right decisions and many wrong decisions. We never know until the last page whether he will develop the strength of character that will ultimately lead to an era of renewed freedom – or to the permanent enslavement of all humanity.
Although Zamyatin was a Bolshevik, he was disturbed by the willingness of other Bolsheviks to censor artists and writers. Given just a few early indications, before Stalin, he correctly foresaw many of the atrocities of Stalinism, and we can see how many more of his prophecies would come true in the future if progressivism were given enough power and enough time.
We was a direct influence on the novel 1984, and was an indirect influence on the novel Brave New World. Excellent movies that seem indirectly influenced by We are Brazil, THX-1138, and Equilibrium. These are all quite intense, so afterwards, I recommend Idiocracy.
We is deceptively lighthearted. It will leave you disturbed for a very long time.
In We, I have a discovered a novel that beautifully illustrates my own recent epiphany:
Given enough power and time, the result of Progressivism will have been to kill the soul of humanity.
From it’s beginning, America has been the light that motivated the peoples of the world to rebel against fascism, tribalism, monarchy, socialism, collectivism, big government, communism, militarism, genocide, slavery, etc. If America had not been created, then the world would have slowly devolved into a perpetual dystopian global empire because there would have been no example – no light – to show the world a better way.
Individual luminaries would have been crushed. People would not have known how bad things were for them if everyone around the world were in the same situation – if they didn’t have America as an example of what could be.
Of course, as global telecommunications evolved, it would have become impossible to hide the ugliness of genocide and slavery, so those would have evolved into more progressive forms like eugenics and reeducation camps. I’ll leave the details to your imagination.
Progressivism is a pragmatic attempt to combine and repackage all of these failed approaches. (Ironically, Progressivism is thus not actually progressive.) Where there were pure and distinct ideologies, Progressivism has distilled all of these into the one principle that The Prince can successfully sell to more than half of all individuals.
Government rightly has the power to implement any good idea.
The scariest part is that even 1000 years from now, after that “Progressive” global empire would have decayed and fallen from within, the human race would never again reach its original potential. The reason is that after one thousand years of crushing independent thinkers, those genes would have died out. Therefore, given enough power:
The net effect of Progressivism will have been to kill the soul of humanity.
From it’s beginning, America itself has been heading in that “progressive” direction, which may sound odd on first hearing, but although America’s liberal founding principles were a great leap forward, and although they were increasingly applied more equally over subsequent generations:
While we were emancipating slaves, we were enslaving free men.
The liberal principles of our initial great leap forward have carried us far, but now, America is rapidly becoming very similar to every other country. Although independent thinkers have always known that Progressivism is failing, Progressivism has now been in power for 100 years, and is thus so entrenched, that we are all descending together into a Progressive dystopian future.
I had been encouraged that an increasing number of us knew something was wrong and were trying to figure it out. First there were the Tea Parties, and then there was Occupy Wall Street, but The Prince has successfully divided, neutralized, and coopted most of them – as usual. The Tea Parties are just too enamored with religion and big militarism, and OWS is much worse. OWS doesn’t like the militarism explicitly, but they do think it’s good for the economy! OWS is also demanding more government control over others, while simultaneously demanding the fruits of other’s labor for themselves! OWS is thus pretty much directly working towards the global progressive dystopian future.
Then Ron Paul began to surge, and once again I had new hope for change. It seemed as if people might be starting to think for themselves, Then, instead of growing, Ron Paul’s popularity seems to have plateaued, and thus once again I fear that, like any addict, Americans, and everyone else, will not change until they know they’ve hit rock bottom. In this case, the “change” would be that they will start thinking for themselves.
As I have already explained, without the shining example that has been America, no one will know they’ve hit rock bottom, and so it will go on and on while the media tell us how good things are, and how things would have been even worse given the ideas of “reactionaries” (independent thinkers).
Given the seriousness of the problems facing America (and the world), and given the lack of interest in the real problems (not the fake problems used to distract us – like Global Warming and Saddam Hussein), I don’t see any of my other solutions ever coming to fruition in America. America is now so far gone that even my second most powerful solution (from 1995) – The Perfect Representation Amendment – would initially be used by the people, such as OWS, to accelerate our descent.
The Perfect Representation Amendment would leverage the Internet so that we could all vote every time Congress votes, and when we chose not to vote, we could still choose anyone else to carry our vote instead of letting our Congressman carry our vote. Obviously, such a system could also empower us all to collaborate to create and pass new laws that Congress would never have let us vote on if it were up to them.
I am still confident that The Perfect Representation Amendment could save us within several decades because, we the people, would finally have the power to effect change – if the amendment were enacted, and if we realized our errors, and if The Prince did not shut it down before we could then effect real change.
However, let’s be honest. We will not get Perfect Representation, and if we did, consider that thanks to progressive media and government schools, the people can no longer distinguish between force and freedom, consensus and science, or hate and tolerance. Therefore, we would hit rock bottom hard.
The likely Reign of Terror that would result before we finally got it right … is unacceptable. In we were lucky, Independent thinkers would only be exiled to another country. Then, after the political class had gotten everything they wanted, and America had hit rock bottom, and the people were ready to think for themselves and effect real change, the Prince would simply blame Perfect Representation and shut it down.
I have therefore concluded that only my most powerful solution (again from 1995) can still save us:
We must create a new light were there was once America.
We must create a new country.
We are out of new worlds (on Earth), but enough independent minded people still have enough wealth to build a new country in one of several ways. We could pool our resources to lease a swath of Brazil for 99 years, or we could build a floating country on the ocean. We could all move to Montana and secede.
There are even ways to start big. Consider that Warren Buffet challenged the Forbes 400 to use half of their wealth ($600 billion) for charity, but why wouldn’t they rather use it to stat a new country? They might even make a nice profit.
I have explained to a diverse group of people how they could join by buying a stake in this new country and how everyone there would have signed a contract – much like a Constitution – the gist of which is that they would not initiate force or fraud against anyone. I explain that this would be a libertarian society, and yet the more independent minded among all factions have expressed to me their desire to move there.
Such a new country would have to be a land of free markets, free bodies, and free minds. It would be much like where America was headed before we, and the whole world, got so far off track. Such freedom, prosperity, and innovation would leapfrog the rest of the world, and once again, there would be a light to show humanity the way – one last best hope.
Imagine the broad spectrum innovation that would result from the development of flying cars. The creativity sparked by competition in a market for flying cars would surpass that of any previous human endeavor – including the space race. However …
Flying cars are impossible – but not for the reasons you think.
We could have flying cars today – if only the government would let us.
The free market could solve any concerns about flying cars – if only the government would let it.
If we had a free market, then we would already be flying in cars, and it would be safe, and … fabulous.
Even in a free market, it is probable that manufacturers would try to make the first generation of flying cars crash proof because it would be so easy.
Even first generation flying cars would sense an approaching object and avoid it, just as they could sense a stationary object and slow down. Flying cars would also have computers that would communicate continuously with all surrounding cars in the air to avoid collisions, and just as flying cars could communicate with each other, stationary structures could have transponders that communicate with surrounding cars for an additional layer of safety to make collisions impossible. Even if the driver tried, he could not hit another object while flying.
Because flying cars could automatically communicate with each other, and because they would be running the latest microprocessors, they could easily negotiate a route with each other while the driver reads or even sleeps!
Needless to say, flying cars could automatically park themselves, and roof top parking could reclaim unused rooftop space.
Flying cars don’t need helicopter blades, so they could be small like regular cars while avoiding the dangers of rotating blades. Instead, they could have a small jet engine that sucks air in from the top and vectors it through exhaust valves that could be widened or narrowed while directing thrust down, up, forward, back, or to either side.
Flying cars would be more fuel efficient than you think. For example, they don’t need to fly at 35,000 feet because there is no reason they couldn’t fly 10 feet above ground objects. Also, they could take a straighter and thus shorter route. They would never have to sit in rush hour or wait for an accident or a fallen tree to be cleared. There would be no more stop and go from rush hours or stop lights.
Flying shuttles, busses, and ferries would be possible.
The increase in fuel per commuter would be more than offset by increases in our time and happiness.
Yesterday, I imagined living on Brisbane Island and commuting to Seattle. Each day I would have to drive to the ferry, take the ferry across Puget Sound, and then take a bus to my job for a total one way commute of one hour and 20 minutes; whereas, in a flying car, I could just skim over Puget Sound for a total one way commute of 15 minutes.
I was excited. Within minutes, I realized the technical feasibility and I had worked out the details, but then after a few more minutes of analysis, I realized why the dream of flying cars is impossible in America.
First generation flying cars would be very expensive and less than perfect – just like the first generation of automobiles, and without that first generation of technology, there would never be a second generation, which would become known as the model T of flying cars.
The first generation of flying cars is impossible in America because of millions of pages of regulations, a hostile media, and millions of potential lawsuits, but note that I said flying cars are impossible in America; whereas, countries like China or Russia who are not entangled by millions of pages of regulations and who are not strangled by more than one million lawyers … could have flying cars before America.
Of course, flying cars are not likely in China or Russia either because the Chinese and Russian governments fear their own people, but then again, the American government also fears its own people.
The political class is certain that millions of drivers of flying cars would try to crash into people, buildings, or other vehicles; while ignoring the fact that drivers of regular cars don’t do that. The political class probably has nightmares where hoards of angry voters descend on DC in their flying cars to overthrow the government. Not only would the political class never allow the people to pilot flying cars, I’m amazed they still let us drive traditional cars.
Two more reasons the political class would never let the first generation of flying cars off the ground are because they would be less than 100% safe and would be very expensive, and would thus be unacceptable to the political class.
The first generation of flying cars may not be 100% safe for their owners, but their owners would know that, and after all, it’s their life isn’t it? Nevertheless, anything less than 100% safety is unacceptable to the political class, but not because they care about our safety. Safety is just a pretext to grab more power.
Perhaps not so obvious is the affirmative action angle. Consider that at first, only rich people could afford flying cars. Imagine how jealous everyone else would be. Now consider that the initial pilots of flying cars who are making the rest of us so jealous would primarily be rich white people. In our progressive culture of entitlement, politicians could not resist the political pressure to stop such inequality, but not because they care about equal results. Equal results, also known as social justice, is just a pretext to grab more power.
Why would a savvy entrepreneur or investor even try?
Of course, if government ever allowed a free market again, then the proverbial two guys in garage could build the first flying car, but given the current labyrinth of regulations, the predictable campaign by the mainstream media against flying cars, and the inevitable deluge of lawsuits; only a few companies or venture capitalists would have the wealth and the political connections to try, but why would they?
Consider that those companies and venture capitalists with the wealth and political connections to navigate the regulations, media, and lawsuits would have to spend 11 billion dollars to get the first flying car off the assembly line. Now consider that the from day one through the whole ten year development cycle, they would have to spend 1 billion dollars to lobby the media and the government while spending ten billion dollars to get the first flying car off the assembly line. Then, after ten years, they would discover that the government is just not going to let them sell flying cars to the public – ever. These wealthy insiders already know this, or else they would have already tried.
Like I already said, the political class fears the people.
The only scenario under which the political class would allow flying cars is if they could only take off and land from a few well guarded facilities, and where they were monitored and controlled by air traffic controllers who could remotely take control of any flying car. They would also insist on the ability to remotely shut down or destroy any flying car as well as the ability to shut down all flying cars instantly – just like they want the ability to shut down the entire Internet instantly.
The conditions under which the political class would find flying cars acceptable would make them way less practical than they could be and far more expensive than necessary. Therefore, they would not be a profitable product, and wealthy insiders already know this, or else they would have already tried.