Is Meaningful Change Possible?
Integrity has no need for rules
- Albert Camus
The way society is going, meaningful change is virtually impossible. One need
not read into this statement that it is infeasible, only that the current attempts are doomed to fail. Conservatives, Libertarians
and those who generally consider themselves to be on the right side of issues, are typically spinning their wheels when they
propose changes to the social order. Most agree that society is 'out of control' and that fundamental reforms are necessary
to save ourselves from the outcome of the 'collectivist culture'. So what mistakes are being made by those recommending a
plan for combating the socialist progressives?
In a masterful essay entitled "Death To Liberalism" - A Plan, by William Kaliher;
the dilemma with the root failure in the Liberal ideology, is presented correctly. Only the truly misguided will take issue
with their sorry record and those institutions that have promoted their bankrupt agenda. Even leftist political celebrities,
like Ralph Nader, have on occasions been a vocal critic of the problems that stem from their policies. But few offer real
potential for possible solutions. While Mr Kaliher's call to action is welcomed, and many of his specific suggestions could
provide some promise, the central ingredient for true meaningful change is missing.
Death To Liberalism - A Plan: by William Kaliher
The task before us requires a metaphysical philosophy that accepts a different
ontology, and embraces a true cosmology. Today's popular culture is based upon a false conception of the relationship between
the individual and society. Government is viewed as a source authority and a necessary component of organization and order.
Because people are conditioned to yield to peer influence and most aspire to be accepted by their community; they willingly
surrender their natural rights, as a necessary price of living within society. The notion that it is obligatory to forfeit
intrinsic rights, is at the core of the social corruption that allows the State to make a false claim for legitimacy. The
problem is not that every form of government is illicit, but that all regimes in practice, denies the human rights of individuals.
The State, then asserts that their laws, rules and policies, must be obeyed under the threat of coercion and punishment. At
no time does the State establish an inherent right for authority, over people. The right resides within the person, and cannot,
even with their consent; be transferred to a government.
The failure of conservative proposals to implement this philosophy, is their
doom. We are not engaged in a struggle to move out the current office holders, and replace them with a benign version, even
if they accept conservative and traditional values. The goal requires that recognition of the supremacy in authority of the
individual, must be the basis for any design of government administration.
The overwhelming incoherent thinking of the mass population, is irrational
about legitimate citizenship. Government is accountable to the people. But the people have become the fundamental driving
force behind their demand for 'TC' Totalitarian Collectivism. The ultimate blame rests upon the fools that voluntarily surrender
their freedoms to a tyrant. They accept the few and insignificant benefits, from a master that they created and continually
allow, to inflict further injustices.
The solution is quite simple, but how many possess the strength and courage
to restore their personal dignity? The formula for a restoration in the balance of the natural order, is not in doubt; but
as this title suggests, the dubious character of the American people is in question. So we will list the steps necessary to
raise this sunken ship from the seabed, and refit her to once again sail with pride and honor.
All government pensions must end. Employment at any level of government must
be defined as true public service, and never a career. Sunset limits on all government agencies and laws. Elimination of institutional
bureaucracy. Judges must be selected from general backgrounds, while excluding any practicing the law as a profession. Politicians
serve at the pleasure of recall during only one term. Programs that collect public revenue, cannot be used to fund private
benefits. Measures for security of society, allows community standards. Commerce to be encouraged, while removing protection
for monopolies. Honest money and reformed equity markets. Residence implies responsibility to principles of a free society.
This brief outline will stir the skeptic to conclude these concepts are ridiculous.
Why? Would the criticism stem from intellectual objections or would it come from the risk of change or loss of privileges?
The thief of personal wealth to run a Ponzi scheme called Social Security is indefensible, but who among our society is willing
to refuse their check! What government civil servant, teacher, police or fireman, would renounce their benefits? Do you know
any neighbor that does not make business decisions based upon their tax repercussions? And who is exempt from the fear of
standing before a judge, who was a former prosecutor?
The point is that the public has been programmed into taking the crumbs of
the nanny state, and will resist any attempts to take the stale chow away. Their inability to measure the true costs and consequences
of abandoning their self-respect and personal responsibility for a false protection, is the main reason that any well intended
organized attempt to stop the insanity is futile. The true foe of America, are asinine Americans.
At this late stage of national madness, only an implosion of this house of
cards could ever offer the opportunity to reconstruct a sober society. Civil disobedience and withdrawal of your consent is
all that is left. But before recruiting those rare persons of integrity and grit, who will accept this judgment and step forward
to debate methods, they must reflect upon the nature of the struggle. Without understanding the character of the problem,
all that can be achieved with the options that Mr Kaliher offers, is a last dance in the ballroom of the Titanic. We don't
need a civil war, that will just change the faces of the folks who play the same game. But we must achieve a revolution in
our own thinking, before we can reconstruct the mechanisms of organization. Power has never been relinquished by those who
live for it, willingly. Applying counter force has never produced any significant lasting solutions. But with withdrawing
your consent, from the machinery of government, the fraud that is dressed up in the garb of a legal process will fail to function.
Most Americans would not tolerate overt mass repression, but they consistently accept incremental torture - much coming at
the hands of your fellow neighbor, and often by your own request.
Rejecting resistance for superficial adjustments, will never restore the essential
balance in the distorted relationship that condemns all of us to mutual servitude. Government prevents solutions and destroys
those who attempt to challenge their decrees. Unless this fact of history is acknowledged, there can be no hope for change.
Since the probability for mass defiance is so remote, how can we possibly project that there can be any agreement on tactics,
when so few are committed to the ultimate goal? Human Nature is replete with conduct of selfish self interest. That reality
will not change. For now, the best we can do is "Just Say NO" !
SARTRE - January 8, 2002