The Revolving Door of Insanity – Or From the Frying Pan Into The Fire

May 3, 2012 by  
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“I freed a thousand slaves – I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

Harriet Tubman

 

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Are we hamsters running endlessly on a spinning wheel, oblivious to the fact that we are substantively going nowhere but backwards? Or, are we reasoning, critically thinking human beings who have enough sense to comprehend the enormous difference between being on a perpetually spinning wheel, and making real systemic change that serves the needs and aspirations of ordinary people?

The time is here and now for everyday, ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people to address and honestly answer this question. We must take responsibility for our collective destinies.

The political system of the United States really is one wherein the following words, attributed to Charlie King, so thoroughly apply: “America is a melting pot, the people at the bottom get burned while all the scum floats to the top.” The obvious question is why? Why is this allowed to continue? The answer is not complicated. It is the denial, self delusion, lethargy, and hypocrisy on the part of far too many people in this nation — stoked and perpetuated — by the corporate-owned Democratic and Republican parties, the corporate-stream ‘news’ media, and their concomitant systemic ‘educational’ institutions. The scum does not float to the top by osmosis. It is quite deliberate.

Nevertheless, this grim scenario does not have to remain in place. The revolving door of systemic insanity can be eliminated and discarded, but only by us, ordinary everyday people. It’s not going to happen unless and until everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people in this nation become fed up with being endlessly divided, systemically pimped, and treated as if we are caged hamsters, endlessly running on a perpetually spinning wheel.

It’s time to call out, for what and who they really are, those so-called ‘liberals’ and ‘progressives’ who rightfully and vigorously organized and protested against the U.S. wars, internal political repression, and economic emaciation of everyday people by the Republican party Bush/Cheney regime, but whose silence is deafening when it comes to the outrageous abuses (both internally and externally) of the current corporate-owned, predator-drone missile, Democratic party occupant of the White House, who has far surpassed (in less than four years) the scandalous actions of his predecessor. It’s time to understand that these alleged ‘liberals’ and ‘progressives’ are HYPOCRITES who are showing that they are, in reality, systemic gatekeepers, perpetuating the revolving door of the Democratic and Republican party insanity of this system.

Suddenly, it apparently does not seem to matter to these hypocrites that trillions of dollars of the people’s money was criminally given to the elite Wall Street bloodsuckers, or that the horror of Guantanamo continues, or that ‘extraordinary rendition’ continues, or that U.S. wars are raging in Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc., or that the U.S. bombed Libya, North Africa, or that the unconstitutional ‘Patriot Act’ (which in essence codifies into law the U.S. government’s infamous COINTELPRO horrors) has been renewed and still stands, or even that the current White House occupant has signed into law the reality of indefinite detention (NDAA) of U.S. citizens inside this nation, without charge or due process. This is why the “scum” repeatedly “floats to the top” in the rigged political system in the United States. Wake up people! Unchain your minds while there is yet time!

Remember well the words of Harriet Tubman when she said, “I freed a thousand slaves – I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

To reiterate: The denial, self delusion, lethargy, and hypocrisy of far too many people (including many so-called ‘liberals’ and ‘progressives’) in this nation is precisely why this revolving door of systemic insanity continues unabated, and the people of all colors in this nation stay on the euphemistic and insidious political plantation of powerlessness.

We must stop being fooled and sucked in by the bait-and-switch tactics and fake left/right paradigm of the corporate owned Democratic and Republican parties. They are not friends or allies of the everyday people, no matter what lies spew forth from their lips through their corporate-stream media.

Organize, agitate, educate! Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Cherish and protect our Mother Earth! Onward, then, my sisters and brothers. Onward!

BlackCommentator.com Editorial Board Member, Larry Pinkney, is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil / political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities in opposition to voter suppression, etc., Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil / Lehrer News Hour. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.) Click here to contact Mr. Pinkney.

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7 Responses to “The Revolving Door of Insanity – Or From the Frying Pan Into The Fire”
  1. JackieG says:

    People got to think.
    People got to stop imaginary dreaming.
    And God said; I will provide all that you ask for: Think! I will fulfil all of your needs: Think!
    Imagine, dream and think are three different words with three different definitions.
    You can imagine a billion dollars.
    You can dream about a billion dollars.
    But, if you thought about it, spent a little time thinking about it, you wouldn’t know what to do with a billion dollars.
    Whereas,
    What you can think about is a good roof over your head, your family clothed and fed………and not have to worry about your horse and cart being stolen every day by the crown.

  2. JackieG says:

    You know what….
    “The reason we have definite written rules, is to combat the arguments of stupid and opinionated men.”
    Yes sir!
    That is a well established fact.
    If you are playing the game and you know not the rules then, by default, you are destined to lose every time.
    Learn how to level the field of play.

    The Commercial Maxims
    For many people it might come as a surprise (in
    many cases a pleasant one) if they were informed that
    essentially all of the law of the world is founded on,
    derived from, and is a function of ten simple,
    essential, and fundamental Commercial Maxims seven
    (7) basic ones plus three (3) corollaries. These
    foundational principles/axioms underlie all of man’s
    law. Notwithstanding the vastness and complexity of
    the law today, it is safe to say that all of the world’s
    law is fundamentally a function of the ten
    Commercial Maxims. Although the dazzling
    complexity and ever-changing forms, parameters, and
    labels obfuscate this fact, the essence of the matter
    remains intact.
    The Commercial Maxims constitute the basic
    rules involved in preventing and resolving disputes,
    including relating in life and commercial affairs as if
    disputes might arise and written proof of one’s
    position, in time and content, must be securely
    established. Although commerce is usually thought of
    as “buying, selling, and trading,” all of man’s
    interactions with his fellow man are considered as
    being “commerce.” Commerce encompasses all
    relationships between people.
    Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, for
    instance, defines “commerce” as follows:
    Commerce. “The exchange of goods, productions, or
    property of any kind; the buying, selling, and
    exchanging of articles…. Intercourse by way of trade
    and traffic between different peoples or
    states…including not only the purchase, sale, and
    exchange of commodities, but also the
    instrumentalities and agencies by which it is
    promoted and the means and appliances by which it
    is carried on, and transportation of persons as well as
    of goods, both by land and sea…. Also interchange of
    ideas, sentiments, etc., as between man and man.”
    Page 244.
    The Commercial Maxims codify the
    fundamental principles/maxims of law and commerce
    upon which man’s law and governments have
    operated on this planet for at least the past 4-6
    thousand years. They constitute, as it were, the rules
    of the game. Part of the grief of mankind today is that
    the vast, overwhelming percentage of the populace
    does not know the basic rules of the game they are
    playing and are hence incapable of playing it. If one
    who does not know the rules of a game is playing that
    game with others who are masters of the rules, the
    outcome is a foregone conclusion: the one who
    knows the rules wins the game while the one who
    does not know the rules necessarily loses. Such is the
    state of the world.
    Elucidating the underlying, fundamental rules
    so that one understands what is going on helps
    greatly in “leveling the playing field.” These rules,
    therefore, are set forth below with the understanding
    that they operate within the context and setting of the
    universal Underlying Principles. The Commercial
    Maxims are the most basic, enduring, and minimalist
    codification of universal, real law extant on earth.
    They are very simple, largely self-evident, and based
    on common sense. The Jews, for instance, have
    studied, analyzed, practiced, and refined Commercial
    Law, founded on these Maxims, for thousands of
    years. This continuous, relentless, single-minded
    absorption in the law over millennia has “worked the
    bugs out.” Every angle, facet, ramification,
    application, and nuance of practice of Commercial
    Law has been seasoned over time, and is deeply and
    thoroughly known by those who “own, run, and rule
    the world.”
    Indeed, the “Elite” are precisely where they
    are because they do know this fundamental law,
    because it is real, that it must work, always works,
    and it is impossible for it not to work, since it is
    grounded in natural law. Those who do not know and
    use the law by which everything functions
    necessarily and always lose. This esoteric truth must
    be obscured and concealed from the “masses” by
    every means possible. Otherwise, those who would
    rule mankind would have no way of obtaining their
    positions of power, privilege, and plunder (all of
    which are frauds). By knowing and using the law
    themselves and keeping the knowledge of such law
    from the masses, the people are deliberately rendered
    defenceless, confused, emasculated, dependent,
    helpless “sheeple,” considered as existing for the
    purpose of being exploited, herded, sheered, gelded,
    and slaughtered at will.
    The Powers That Be thus achieve and operate
    their monopoly on “law” (the very thought is absurd,
    like stating one has a monopoly on light or life), by
    propagandizing the lie that law is so complex,
    esoteric, obtuse, vast, and confusing that only they
    and their hatchet men called “attorneys” and “judges”
    can administer it. The law is “mystified,” made into
    some kind of quasi-religious cult, operated by a high
    priesthood that alone has the knowledge and
    authority for operating the resulting “legal system”
    that rules the life of man. Law must be transformed
    into a “closed union shop” such as the Bar
    Association, into whose hands the people must
    entrust their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honour”
    without availability of alternative sources of remedy
    and redress of grievances. Where can one go for
    relief when the fox guards the henhouse?
    If the so-called “Rulers of the World” did not
    withhold from general understanding the knowledge
    that the foundational principles of real law are few in
    number and easily mastered by everyone, and that all
    of the documents and instruments used in all law and
    commerce are likewise few in number and
    comprehensible to laymen, such con men would have
    to abandon their aristocratic “titles of nobility” and
    find real jobs based on genuine productivity,
    contribution, and “win-win” interactions with their
    fellow man. It is empowering and exhilarating to
    understand that the ever-changing, monstrous
    vastness of “law” can be distilled into a handful of
    universal principles that can be contained on a 3″ X
    5″ card, and that all of the legal documents and
    instruments functioning today can be mastered by
    nearly anyone.
    Attorneys and Judges deliberately conceal the
    fact that the only significance inhering in court cases
    and statutes consists of the simple and universal
    principles of commercial law codified by the
    Maxims. All legal documents, proceedings, and
    processes are obscured by re-naming and
    mislabelling said documents and processes in
    accordance with whatever degrees of multiplicity and
    complexity are needed for preserving its inaccessible
    aloofness. Law is made diffuse, enormously complex,
    and allegedly far beyond the ken of regular folks.
    With knowledge of the truth underlying all of that
    misdirection and deception, i.e. seeing through the
    Wizard’s Light Show, you can understand what is
    happening and place yourself in a position of mastery
    of the situation instead of being relegated to the status
    of a confused, helpless victim forever in the dark and
    at the mercy of those who exploit your ignorance of
    the rules and processes by which law (i.e. organized,
    deadly force) operates. In short, “Know the truth and
    the truth shall make you free.”
    As mentioned above, the word “commerce”
    encompasses all interactions and interchanges
    between people, including exchanges of such “noncommercial”
    things as “ideas, sentiments, etc.” The
    fundamental principles and precepts of universal
    commercial law that have for millennia formed the
    underpinnings of civilized law on this planet are both
    biblical and non-biblical, i.e. their truth and validity
    is a function of themselves and the long-accepted
    usage and practice by many cultures and peoples, in
    diverse forms, throughout the world for thousands of
    years. These fundamental Maxims of Commerce,
    which underlie all commercial documents,
    instruments, and processes, are enumerated herewith
    (with biblical references in parenthesis):
    1. A workman is worthy of his hire
    (Exodus 20:15; Lev. 19:13; Matt. 10:10; Luke 10:7; II
    Tim. 2:6. Legal maxim: “It is against equity for freemen
    not to have the free disposal of their own property.”).
    2. All are equal under the Law
    (God’s Law–Ethical and Natural Law). (Exodus 21:23-25;
    Lev. 24:17-21; Deut. 1:17, 19:21; Matt., 22:36-40; Luke
    10:17; Col. 3:25. Legal maxims: “No one is above the
    law.”; “Commerce, by the law of nations, ought to be
    common, and not to be converted into a monopoly and the
    private gain of a few.”).
    3. In Commerce truth is sovereign
    (Exodus 20:16; Ps. 117:2; Matt. 6:33, John 8:32; II Cor.
    13:8. Legal maxim: “To lie is to go against the mind.”
    4. Truth is expressed by means of an affidavit
    (Lev. 5:4-5; Lev. 6:3-5; Lev 19:11-13; Num. 30:2; Matt.
    5:33; James 5:12).
    5. An unrebutted affidavit stands as the truth in
    Commerce (1 Pet. 1:25; Heb. 6:13-15. Legal maxim: “He
    who does not deny, admits.”).
    6. An unrebutted affidavit becomes the judgment
    in Commerce (Heb. 6:16-17. Any proceeding in a court,
    tribunal, or arbitration forum consists of a contest, or
    “duel,” of commercial affidavits wherein the points
    remaining unrebutted in the end stand as the truth and the
    matters to which the judgment of the law is applied.).
    7. A matter must be expressed to be resolved
    (Heb. 4:16; Phil. 4:6; Eph. 6:19-21. Legal maxim: “He
    who fails to assert his rights has none.”).
    8. He who leaves the field of battle first loses by
    default (Book of Job; Matt. 10:22. Legal maxim: “He who
    does not repel a wrong when he can, occasions it.”).
    9. Sacrifice is the measure of credibility
    (One who is not damaged, put at risk, or willing to swear
    an oath that he consents to claim against his commercial
    liability in the event that any of his statements or actions is
    groundless or unlawful, has no basis to assert claims or
    charges and forfeits all credibility and right to claim
    authority.) (Acts 7, life/death of Stephen, maxim: “He who
    bears the burden ought also to derive the benefit.”).
    10. A lien or claim can be satisfied only through
    rebuttal by Counter-affidavit point-for-point, resolution by
    jury, or payment (Gen. 2-3; Matt. 4; Revelation. Legal
    maxim: “If the plaintiff does not prove his case, the
    defendant is absolved.”).

  3. JackieG says:

    I even have the Irish on board.
    http://www.tirnasaor.com/07/09/10-commercial-maxims/
    Of course you will need some help.
    Start here…”jurisdictionary.com”
    There is plenty of free stuff there.
    More than enough to make a educated decision to go further.

  4. JackieG says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwyAwaYYuJI
    Now that…is one pissed off Irishman living in England

    • Ed says:

      I just hope and pray that guy in the video doesn’t open his mouth like that in a Pub/bar or a cop doesn’t just happen to s’Troll past next time he does one of these rants in his car.

      People in the UK still end up missing for much less, the UK has the equivalent of the Patriot in the UK called The terrorism Bill.. and yes they will use it simply for people who say things like that guy in the video is saying.

      Even I know to be careful of what i say and where i say it, there are still lots of misguided servants of her majestey in the UK.. sad but true.

      Great video tho!

  5. JackieG says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAvU3At9AkI
    A citizen’s speech given prior to the Queen’s speech.

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