Let’s start from the end: representative government is an abject failure. Screw it. We need self-determination through direct democracy.
Now, let me walk you through it.
All power springs from knowledge and control.
There is no power without control and there is no control without that which commands it – knowledge.
Command control over yourself and your surroundings through broad based knowledge and you are self-governed and powerful.
Take commands from someone else and you’ve relinquished your power.
Monopoly (over anything other than self and personal possessions) is an unnecessary and unjust control. It results in imbalance of power.
Americans have relinquished all their power to four distinct monopolies – one political, one informational, one industrial (each in every sector), and the fourth and most pervasive and powerful – monetary. All of the above inform and direct our values and in turn our priorities.
The indoctrinated belief in the legitimacy of our political system (representative republic) justifies the transfer of our rule-making power to an “elected” centralized government (monopoly), which creates an intricate series of physical, social, and economic barriers and levers that tighten control over us all and our resources, with the purported goal of representing our interests, both domestically and internationally.
From this lawmaking monopoly springs a bastard child, the most powerful and pervasive monopoly of them all – the private, centralized, and unelected monetary system, whose interests (and reach) are global in nature. It is both virtually and practically unaccountable.
Meanwhile, the indoctrinated belief in our economic system (free market finance capitalism) paves the way to transfer control over all our economic and industrial, power to a so-called “free” market of unelected, privately owned commercial interests (corporations) who, by law, pursue the interests of their owners, first and foremost, and through finance continually consolidate market power.
The biggest and most important of these monopolies is the media because it commands our attention and informs our decisions.
As time goes by the market becomes less and less “free” as power becomes more and more concentrated because laws permitting “campaign finance” create a juggernaut of power and control, where government, media, industry, and money, all combine to reinforce each other’s interests and powers – what Eisenhower called the Military Industrial Complex.
All our problems stem from centralized control over everything – money, media, industry, agriculture and commerce, and its disastrous consequences, extreme concentrations of power with its obscene abuses.
Our problems can only be solved by decentralizing control over all these things and redistributing power.
To accomplish this we must first decentralize control over money creation and end the need for campaign finance by retaking control over our media.
Return the power to issue money directly to the people of each state and end the bait and switch – return control over our channels of information to the people so we may directly control our own governments.