Monday, April 06, 2009

freeman or slave

Point of order: 1] was trying not to post in honor of the basketball gods, sorry couldnt help it 2] aint thera flu the best thang since hot sauce?

In 1996, while I was in Senegal, I caught word of something that was going on in America. It reminded me of Waco in a sense given that I was living in Nigeria when that federal siege and stand-off was conducted. It involved a group of patriots know and the Montana Freemen.
From what I can recall of the stand-off between the Freemen and the federal agents that surrounded their 960-acre farm lasted 81 days can be reduced to the concept of individual sovereignty. The Freemen believed in the doctrine of individual sovereignty as expounded by the Sovereign Citizen Movement, and rejected the authority of the U.S. Federal Government. As a consequence of these beliefs they implemented actions to set up their own parallel systems of government common-law court, banking, and credit. Now some would say they were just plane ole right wing zealots, extremist or racist, but in a country where we look at television more than we read; and know more about celebrities than the constitution, history or science, then it is not hard to be an extremist of one concerns himself with the latter.

Their belief ironically was an extension from what this nations was founded on. The Revolutionary War was fought for one purpose only SOVEREIGNTY. Fuck what you heard, it wasn’t about freedom or religion or the British. In fact expost facto to the end of the revolutionary war, the colonies were each separate and Independent countries and still are today for each FREEMAN 21 years of age or older who owned land and was able to vote was a king in his own home; was untaxable (land and his income included). The Freemen of Montana understood this and viewed the U.S. government as a Foreign Corporation when compared to the state. As such, a corporation cannot have citizens, and that people accept to become citizens of this corporation when they accept a social security number and register to vote.

These were not some average run of the mill, local-jocal country cats. In fact they were the opposite, well read, informed of their rights under the constitution and had the skills to implement what they thought. They used "Anderson on the Uniform Commercial Code", a "Bankers Handbook" and various materials regarding the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) to file notices of liens against public officials. These liens were supposedly sold to generate equity to fund efforts to pay of the US national debt. Since the liens they filed conformed to the UCC, and that their "Justus Township" court had an interest in a tort claim for damages created (national debt) by public officials for violations of their oaths of office. The Freeman viewed public officials' support and support of the credit system as a non-constitutional act that was "...depriving the people of their property until our posterity wakes up homeless...”

See the Freemen saw in 1996 what we are experiencing today - the perpetual national debt fiat credit system, and of the relationship of that system to inflation and price manipulations that were financially undermining and bankrupting the private individual class of individual Americans – especially farmers and ranchers.

Now I am bring up this lesson from history to assert one thing, and that is that in order to be free and have the ability to exercise one’s liberty, we must be aware and informed. What is going on now in the present with respect to our government is criminal and in many cases unconstitutional. It is as if we accept without query and believe what is told to us just because we like the messenger without any additional forethought what so ever. But such has always been the nature of serfs. Maybe the Freemen had it right after all? Maybe not. But one thing for certain, they did show a lucid example of what it means to be a free man as opposed to being a slave – that believes whatever is told to them and afraid to find out or answer questions on their on.

25 comments:

[Emeritus] said...

yesterday, in a convo with a friend, she remarked that the fact that i asked too many questions reminded her of when she was a child and wanted hard evidence for everything. mind you i'm older than her.

i told her that I suppose then, that her entry into "adulthood" meant you just accept everything?

more's the pity.

if you ain't asking questions, you ain't thinking. like the gov't, she doesn't like being questioned or asked to explain her position.

the convo still pisses me off.

i'd rather be the "child" who asks too many questions than the one that is seen but never heard.

on a lighter note, im not familiar with theraflu, but nyquil is my sh*t! get into it. :-)

Jay Midnyte said...

people r too occupied and comfortable to think about exerting the energy necessary to make this country better...

Soulpower said...

I'm with you. The question is and I posed it to you the other day, should those who know and live the truth care that people don't read and accept what they hear as fact without questioning? Is it the job of those who know to teach those who don't? What if the unknowledgeable are unwilling?

T.C. said...

knoweldge is definitely power...i am just trying to stay up on it all

buttahflychronicles said...

I hang my head in shame for being so ignorant.

Lovebabz said...

Knowledge in and of itself is not power. What one does with that power is how the world is ruled.

Being free isn't a place or destination...it is a state of mind....a state of being wherever you are and knowing and believing that whatever your circumstances they do not control you.

Curious said...

Back when Reagan was still President I started to read The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler. And from what I got from it, I didn't read the whole book, there were 3 stages of societies starting with the Developing Countries, the Industrial Age being next and the Information Age being the 3rd. He said that those people who were not part of the information age would be doomed to be 2nd class world citizens because he who had information and knowledge could rule the world while others would merely follow. Are you saying this too?

olu albert said...

Instead of folks equipping themselves with knowledge, they have accepted mediocrity and assumes that "social-engineering" will make their life better.

Social-engineering will not put food on the table- folks need to read and know what the government are doing with our money., else everyone of us is going to doomed. I encourage readers of this blog to read "collapse: how societies chooses to fail" by Jared Diamond--is a fascinating book that we need to have in our collection.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

There was a vast difference between, for example, Byron de la Beckwith and Randy Weaver. The former was a violent racist assassin. The latter was a White Separatist who preferred to live far away from society with his family as a FREEMAN.

If Weaver was comfortable with anyone, he was comfortable with other White Gentiles. He had no view one way or the other on the other racial and ethnic groups who also comprise the USA. He considered himself free. Too bad for him he was also a non-violent gun collector. That was all the info feds needed to know about him to kill him and his whole family.

That's how Americans are treated with regard to their freedom and sovereignty. Why is it so hard for people to understand that Panamanians, Venezuelans, Colombians, Ecuatorians, Peruvians, Argentinos, Chileans, Paraguayos, Brazlilians, and Uruguayos consider their COUNTRIES TO BE SOVEREIGN and WHOLLY SEPARATE from the USA? Why don't people believe me when I write that Panamnanians don't want to be like Americans,that they want to be who THEY ARE?

The US central government has this idea that not only are they masters of everyone of their own citizens, they are colonial masters of every other person on Earth. They don't use those words, exactly. They use coded language: "America is the freest country on Earth," "America is exceptional," "Only in America....," "America is an example of prefection in freedom and democracy for the rest of teh world," and the ever popular "THEY HATE US FOR OUR FREEDOM."

I know my mind still functions and I remember clear as yesterday BOTH John McCain and Barack Obama using each of those phrases in response to Judy Woodruff in an informal debate at Columbia UNiversity when she asked them if they though the US was somehow BETTER than Canada.

Bee Gee said...

Completely agree with Emeritus. Asking questions is a great thing as long as a you aint askin' the same shit over and over. Nothin' wrong with gaining understanding.

Benadryl is the wonder drug, mah people. I take one of em and by the time I come outta dat coma, I'm back to 100% health. Sure I've missed a day and a half of life, but the important this is a brotha is rested and replenished.

D_Scrilla said...

I feel like a slave myself.

Brownsoul said...

Ah, but ignorance is indeed bliss. No one cared about what was going on with banks until things got to be uncomfortable in their own lives.

I think some/many will start reading and digging for information, but those who's lives are relatively unchanged (at least as they see it) couldn't care less and that will always be case.

P.S.
When my husband is sick, Theraflu is my baby sitter. :-D

CC said...

I think a lot of people don't gain more knowledge about this government b/c they are overwhelmed and feel helpless. The reality is that most people are followers and some are leaders. The hope is that we get good leaders (cause I never trust just one person) to "lead" the followers to the right place.

Marenda said...

"in order to be free and have the ability to exercise one’s liberty, we must be aware and informed."

YES!!!!! It scares how willfully ignorant some seem to be... and how accepting some of us are of complete BS!

The Socialite said...

You will always be a slave when you choose not to learn and have knowledge of the history of this country, and what is currently going on. Slaves are simply fed info the way they are giving it to us now.

Shady_Grady said...

The entire "Sovereign Citizen" movement is intertwined with Christian Identity. Not everyone claiming to be a "sovereign citizen" holds to that view of course, but people should at least be aware of the origins of the concept.

The racism and ignorance of laws aside, "sovereign citizenship" is at least in the US, an anarchist position that denies any legitimacy to the federal government, especially as regards to taxes. They refuse to recognize the validity of the 14th Amendment-claiming that whites were "sovereign citizens" of the various states and not federal citizens.

No society anywhere could operate with people deciding to create their own "official" documents, refusing to pay taxes, counterfeiting money, creating bogus liens, and harassing, threatening, kidnapping or murdering people that disagree with them.

There is nothing wrong with asking questions but such basic things as citizenship and paying taxes have already been settled. If people don't like the answers they are free to amend the Consititution or vote for different politicians.

None of the pseudolegal theories argued by so-called "sovereign citizens" have ever been upheld in any court. Not even the one that claimed that an American flag with gold fringe that was displayed meant the court had no jusridiction....

John Higgins said...

Kelso's Nuts,

Randy Weaver is still alive.

The Sovereign Citizens Movement got some things right. The racism and religiosity made no sense, and they lost ab initio by claiming their beliefs were legally justified rather than morally. Anyone whose beliefs about what is right depend on what is legal is a loser, actually.

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