Guest Post: An Agent Of The King In Every Home

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Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt Market

An Agent Of The King In Every Home

The legal concept of citizen privacy from
government intrusion is unfortunately a very new one in the long strides
of human history. The idea that government can be limited,
or restricted in its powers by the people, and that certain realms of
life can and should be off-limits to the prying eyes of bureaucracy, is
rarely applied in any culture of any era. This is because most civilizations have been founded and ruled upon the principles of military dominance. There was no separation between the government and the armies it fashioned; the government WAS the military. That
is to say, martial law was a way of life for society, privacy was a
foolish dream, and daring to contest the fact usually led to one’s

The Magna Carta of 1215, which King John was
essentially forced to support, established a foundation for civil
liberties which would then be fought over for the next several
centuries. Beginning in 1627, and the ‘Petition of Right’
in Britain, common citizens began demanding a separation between
military and civilian life, as well as the dismantling of standing
armies which at that time were being used by the corrupt oligarchy as a
means to subdue the populace. The aristocracy called it “royal prerogative”. The masses called it tyranny. However, as we all know, such breaks in the suffocation of despotism are few and fleeting. Fractures
in the Petition of Right were frequent, and the aptitude of government
to make war (even when there is no call for war) became the common
excuse for the rulership to degrade civilian legal protections and
hurtle them back into the dark ages, where property is a novelty that
the authorities violate at their leisure.

During the years leading up to the American
Revolution, the British attempted to stifle the growing independent
nature of the colonies by issuing laws such as the ‘Writs of
Assistance’, bypassing rights to privacy and allowing officials to
search homes and businesses at will without probable cause, supposedly
in the name of “capturing smugglers”. Not fully satisfied
with this intrusion on the lives of the colonists, King George and his
cronies issued the ‘Quartering Acts’, which required all colonists to
welcome soldiers sent to subjugate them into their homes and to their
dinner tables. According to law, early Americans were not
only forced to allow warrant-less searches of their homes, they also had
to show hospitality to the goons sent to dirty their doorsteps!

The purpose of these actions by governments is to assert their control over a population. THAT – IS – ALL. Rationalizations
are always made; usually in the name of “protecting the public from
harm”, but the real name of the game is imperialism, and fear. When
the establishment violates the line of citizen privacy, and gives its
agents the legal free reign to enter your home at will, the message they
are trying to send is: “Your property is our property. Your life is our business. The law does not protect you. The law is our weapon.” In other words: Resistance is futile.

The Revolutionary War and the U.S. Constitution
should have been the final word on the matter of limited government and
the inherent rights of individuals. But, the Founding
Fathers only thwarted the elites for a time, and as long as such
powerful minorities of men exist, there will always be new methods of
tyranny, and new battles to be endured. Some may respond
skeptically, claiming that our society today is a far cry from the age
of British oppression and soldiers storming our living rooms and our
pantries. I would have to disagree of course, after I stopped cringing at their ignorance.

The 4th Amendment A Fond Memory…

Last month in a 3-2 decision that has shocked the
independent media community but gone mostly unreported in the
mainstream, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that citizens have no right
to block an officer’s entry into their home, even if the officer does
not have a warrant. The officer also does not have to give
any clear indication as to why he wishes to enter your home, meaning he
can enter without cause. Justice Steven David, one of the supporting judges stated:

“We believe … a right to resist an unlawful
police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible
with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence…”

“We also find that allowing resistance
unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of
injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest.”,0,5143977.story

Keep in mind, this is the same Indiana court that
decided in a previous case that an officer serving a warrant is not
required to knock (make his presence known) before entering your home if
he feels circumstances require it. So, to clarify; if an
officer wishes to walk into your house, for any reason, he may do so,
without a warrant, and without even knocking. You cannot block his path. You cannot close your door and lock it. You cannot kick his ass. You can’t even discuss the matter calmly with him before hand. He just walks in, and, he is legally protected.


While the Indiana Supreme Court did follow the
decision by pointing out that a homeowner may protest an officer’s
wrongful search through the courts after the fact, this is hardly any
solace, and is almost adding insult to injury, since these are the exact
courts that have decided our 4th Amendment rights no longer apply. Obviously,
once you allow authorities to savage your Constitutional freedoms, they
are hardly going to let you punish them later through their own court

Indiana Sheriff Don Hartman Sr., in response to the
court ruling, stated in an interview that he believed the decision gave
him the power to conduct house to house warrant-less searches, an idea
which he still defends:

This is just the latest of a string of court decisions across the country which expand the definitions of applied law. That
is to say, there is a concerted and widespread effort by courts
(especially federal courts) to broaden the accepted language of the law,
so that, in fact, authorities can interpret the law to mean whatever
they wish it to mean for whatever purpose fits their specific needs at
the time.

Cell phones are fair game, according to courts in
California, and police now have the ability to search your personal data
when taken into custody, even if you have not been officially charged
with a crime:

The Supreme Court has ruled that cops are allowed
to search your premises without a warrant if they “smell marijuana” and
“hear evidence being destroyed”. Just out of curiosity, what does it sound like when evidence is being destroyed? Does the Supreme Court have the sound on file somewhere? Without a doubt, certain not quite-so-honorable police will take advantage of this ridiculous decision:

New Mexico has ruled that officers may confiscate
firearms from your vehicle during a traffic stop even if they have no
reasonable cause to do so, trampling the 2nd Amendment as well as the 4th. Also
in New Mexico (as in many states), if you have a conceal carry permit,
you are supposed to announce to the officer that you have a weapon on
your person. Meaning, now you have to let the traffic cop
know that you have a firearm in the car and hope he doesn’t decide to
take it away from you:

We saw the broadening tactic with the passage of
the Food Safety Bill S. 510 and the immensely heightened powers of the
FDA to regulate even the most minute farm activity. We also
saw it in the railroading of Liberty Dollar founder Bernard von NotHaus
by the Department of Justice when they used an obscure and loosely
worded statute, essentially comparing the coinage of ANY alternative
currency, no matter how distant in appearance to U.S. legal tender, to
counterfeiting. Now, we are seeing the tactic applied to the 4th
Amendment itself, as law enforcement agents are given extreme prejudice
to interpret their rules of engagement however they see fit. Such corruption has occurred despite the application of the 4th
Amendment, to be sure, but now, the ease at which it can occur and the
lack of any redress by citizens is so pronounced, there can be only one
outcome; police abuse on an incredible scale.

What we are witnessing is a time honored process
exploited by autocrats the world over, now being utilized right here in
America. What began with the passage of the FISA Bill and
the expansion of government power to tap and monitor any American’s
communications without a warrant, we are now seeing in our very
neighborhoods. The law is being fogged and obscured until
it is no longer clearly defined, which allows police and courts to
operate within a vast grey area of legal chicanery. All
social structures become warped in the wake of this process until we are
no longer able to recognize that which is lawful, and that which is
unlawful. In the end, we will discover that almost ANYTHING
can be labeled “illegal” by the establishment in such an environment,
and that no one, no matter how harmless and abiding, is safe from the

Going Down In Flames…

I see where this is heading, and the destination is
grim, but don’t take my word for it, just simply look at what is
happening around you. The divide between law enforcement and the citizenry is growing. With
the Department of Homeland Security now actively placing local police
and sheriff’s departments in military training regiments, in military
style gear, and even arming them with tanks and heavy machine guns (yes,
tanks and .50 cal machine guns), it is becoming much harder to qualify
local law enforcement as a civilian entity, rather than just another
extension of the Department of Defense:

Even if military outfits like Northcom are not used
openly as a standing army within the U.S., we already have a standing
army in the form of men who were once called peace officers, whose
mandate was once to “protect and serve”. Now, the words “to
protect and serve” are disappearing from police cars nationwide, and we
have a law enforcement community gearing up for war! The economic breakdown has exacerbated the situation even further. As
states lose more and more funding due to the crashing municipal bond
markets, they are now becoming completely dependent on federal cash. And, with federal cash, there are many unfortunate strings attached…

If you have been paying attention to
police brutality cases over the past few years, then you have noticed a
blatant trend towards swift and immediate unprovoked violence resulting
in terminal consequences. When law enforcement is trained
for combat, for attack, rather than defense, when they are conditioned
to believe that the public is the enemy, and that they are somehow
separate, or superior, very bad things begin to happen. Let’s take a short walk down memory lane…

Oscar Grant, 22, was shot in the back by police in
Oakland, CA, while restrained and laying on the ground, pleading with
officers that he had a four-year-old-daughter. The incident
was caught on at least three separate cell phone cameras (which may
have been one of the reasons why courts in CA are so keen on allowing
warrant-less search and seizure of cell phones). The
shooting officer, Johannes Mehserle, was eventually charged with
involuntary manslaughter (???) serving a two year sentence and eligible
for parole by the end of this year. If his actions had not
been caught on video and disseminated across the web, who knows if he
would have even been charged at all:


John T. Williams, 50, and nearly deaf in one ear, was shot by Seattle
police for whittling a piece of wood while walking across the street. Officer
Ian Birk exited his vehicle, claiming Williams was “acting strangely”,
yelled at him to drop the knife, then giving him less than ten seconds
to comply, fired several rounds from his weapon, killing the man. The officer later claimed that Williams walked towards him in a menacing fashion. Witnesses argued to the contrary. Note that Birk had already drawn his firearm as he exited the vehicle. Also
note that Birk did not identify himself as a police officer as is
required by law. Williams’ knife was also found folded shut by
responding officers to the scene. Birk resigned due to public pressure, but was not charged with a crime:


And most recently, Jose Guerena, 26, and a former marine, was shot 60
times (a sign of undisciplined fire) in Pima County, Arizona, by a
SWAT team entering his home also occupied by his wife and four-year-old
son. Guerena’s wife stated that she had seen men through the window with guns, but that they could not be identified. Guerena grabbed his rifle (as most marines would) and told his family to hide. The
Pima Sheriff’s Department has changed their story on this incident
several times now, but this much is clear; the department claimed
Guerena fired at them with his AR-15 as they entered the home. This was a lie. Guerena’s weapon had the safety still on after his death. When this fact was made public, Pima admitted that he never fired a shot. Pima claims that they have a warrant for the Guerena home, but have obtained a court order which had it sealed from the public. Why they had it sealed is unknown (did they even have the right house?). The Guerena raid was part of a neighborhood action, supposedly to bust a drug dealing operation in the area. No drugs were found in Guerena’s home. The reason why SWAT was necessary to serve the warrant in the first place is also still unclear:


My purpose in showing you these disturbing videos is not to make you hate cops. It is to illustrate a dangerous trend amongst our civil servants. Where
we once had a few “bad apples” to contend with in our police
departments, now we have official training handed down from the DOD
which practically requires law enforcement officials to undergo a combat
mindset, a psychology of aggression. In many cases, I believe, these officers are not doing what they do out of malice or ill intent. They are doing what they do because they are being TRAINED to do it. This is what happens when a society becomes militarized. It cannot be avoided, and it will only get worse from here on. Now
imagine a violent element like this being given unlimited power to
decide which homes they wish to enter and how they will enter them…

Why I Will Not Submit To A Warrant-less Search…

Constitutional values cannot defend themselves. They require the people to stand firm, and to never yield. Americans
today have yielded far too much already, and at some point very soon,
we’re going to have to make the hard choice on what is more important;
our general safety and personal comfort, or our freedoms and the
freedoms of future generations. Like the American Colonials, we have a system that does not serve our best interests, but the interests of an elite few. We are quickly losing our ability to dictate the terms of our own society, and our own destinies. Sadly, we are not yet presenting the determination that the colonials held in the face of this danger. Today, we are a nation mourning its own demise before it has even occurred. We have turned to reluctant compliance and submission. We are, frankly, whiny and pathetic.

This does not have to be.

While fantastic organizations like Oath Keepers are
working hard to educate police and military on their sworn duty to
uphold and defend Constitutional liberties, we as the citizenry must
also show our support and resolve to see that the values and principles
outlined in that historic document are not tarnished by apathy. The proverbial line in the sand must be drawn now, or not at all. This means, at the very least, non-compliance with unjust laws that defile our conscience, as well as our heritage.

The common response to this by naysayers would be: “You’ll comply when you have a gun in your face…”

That’s what naysayers throughout history have always said, though. They said it to the Founding Fathers, to Gandhi, and beyond. There will always be another gun to put in the faces of men who fight for the truth of a thing. There will always be men to point those guns at us. The question is, who will be more steadfast? Is the will to dominate really stronger than the will to be free? Can you ever control a people who do not fear you, even at the barrel of a gun? This
is the mindset that brought this country to life, and it is a mindset
we must rediscover, if we are to have any chance of survival.

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Iriestx's picture

Until the world starts fighting back, violently, against elected officials and bankers, things will only continue to get worse.

jus_lite_reading's picture

Just in case everyone was not aware.... these are the exact symptoms of an empire that has lost control and is about to implode.... the U.S. is in the last breath before death.... sad but true and it all was caused by greed, filth, corruption, fraud, greed, corruption and more greed. .. I wont be surprised to see them take a stab at organized religion before they go down...

Alcoholic Native American's picture

The death blow was on 9/11 2001.  Never forget.

aerojet's picture

Never forget what?  That the Bush admin had their backs to the wall and had to do something grand to divert attention and allow for all kinds of emergency powers to be enacted?  We should have taken our medicine in 2001.

Oh regional Indian's picture

9/11 was the hammer blow that launched a million blows, almost neverending since.

Can't imagiine what it must be like to live in the US now. India is a bit of a blessing with it's lawlessness in that regard. And perhaps large parts of it will be unpoliced and unplolicable after One World is because of complexity and diversity.

Un-believable. Un---------believable.


Marla And Me's picture

One can read about such abuses on a daily basis through Radley Balko's work at  He's been writing about police militarization and absuses for years.  It's been a long time coming...

High Plains Drifter's picture

i was outside a friend of mine's house, painting her house,  on the days after 911. it was so eerily quiet with the jets all grounded. it is amazing how much noise pollution comes from aircraft......i had the television on near the front door, and i watched that totally bogus church service with george bush getting up there running his head and then going and sitting down by his equally worthless dad, ghw bush , in that washington church. i felt something was amiss and boy was i right....

Crab Cake's picture

These are symptoms of a Republic on its deathbed. In truth the "American" empire is just in its infancy.

DosZap's picture

 In truth the "American" empire is just in its infancy.



Not according to History.

High Plains Drifter's picture

can this ship be saved or shall she crash upon the rocks?

chumbawamba's picture

Come on, you really believe that?  If so it will be the shortest-lived empire ever since it's financial system is about to implode terminally, rendering it a lame duck.

The Republic died sometime between 1865 and 1933.  There is evidence that it was stillborn in 1787.  But nonetheless, America has been an empire since 1945.

And now, it's dying.

So sad.

I am Chumbawamba.

edotabin's picture

Remains to be seen how this will play out. Well said though.

wanklord's picture


Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue. In recent years this country has witnessed the emergence of a new breed of individuals who fervidly preach the US Constitution as their holy manuscript. In fact, thee mules have been brainwashed with tons of bullshit about the Constitution and other patriotic crap in order to make these idiots feel “proud to be Americans.” These people are just reacting to the ongoing economic upheaval and desperately seeking shelter in a document that allegedly protects their rights. Americans clearly fit in of Leo Strauss’ (*) categories of society, the Vulgar Many:

“The Vulgar Many, are lovers of wealth and pleasure. They are selfish, slothful, and indolent. They can be inspired to rise above their brutish existence only by fear of impending death or catastrophe.”

As long as ordinary Americans remain in such brutish state, it will be very easy for any skilled sophist to manipulate and subdue these savages while profiling from their stupidity.


(*) German philosopher, 1899-1973


Iriestx's picture

When the power goes off because they can't afford to pay, and food is too expensive to put on their plates, people will wake up, but not until.

chumbawamba's picture

But what will they do?  They may wake up to a reality in which they are powerless because they didn't pay attention to what was important while they could .  So they'll never be able to overcome their fear to act because the stakes are now too high.  It's either resist and perish or submit and subsist.

No, what people need to do is start talking to each other: family, friends, neighbors, community, etc.  You will still get strange looks from the ones on Xanax or other prescribed anxiety medications, which is good, because we want to weed these people out.  They are not fit to be part of the next evolution of the human species.  They will devolve or die off, as nature intended.

The only way anything is going to change for the better is when People en masse WITHDRAW THEIR CONSENT from the current control structure and pledge their allegience to EACH OTHER.

Once you can get at least 5% of people who receive traffic citations to contest them in court--just 5%--then you will have initiated the turning of the tide.  Once you can get at least 10% of the people--just 10%--to stop paying their taxes at ALL levels, then you have begun a revolution.  The problem is, in any given crowd of people in America these days, you can probably find less than 0.1% who are concerned or irate enough to take real action.  The rest are waiting for someone else to do something, or are sitting on the fence, or are content with where they are and don't want to rock the boat, or are truly still happy and successful (probably in some cushy corporate job subsidized by government--i.e. taxpayer--money), or they are part of the elite control structure themself.  This is the problem.  Not enough people are angry enough.  Give it a few more years, when the elite start feeding on the middle classes having long since devoured the poor.  Then you'll get more civil disobedience.

But for now?  Submission, obeyance, consent.  Pathetic.

I am Chumbawamba.

uniman's picture


The key to success is to withdraw any "consent" and participation from the existing system.  It is an illegitimate occupying force only.  Remove your money from the banking system and stop paying your taxes.  Stop filling out any of their paperwork.  Find work in the underground economy.  Use Bitcoins.  There are many other strategies of civil disobedience and peaceful resistance that will enable us to take and hold land and natural resources. 

There is no way to reform the old system at the ballot box and we cannot violently kill it.  Our only hope is to form a new society while the old wallows and suffocates in its own filfth.




CH1's picture

Amen, uniman, amen.

High Plains Drifter's picture

a lot of people still fly. they allow themselves, their children and wives to be subjected to invasive patdowns and feel downs and say nothing. they allow themselves to be eradiated with what some have said is harmful scanning but say nothing. they just grin and bear it.  does this speak volumes about the way the american mind works now? i think it does.

Confuchius's picture

Hope is not a plan.

Your ancestors eventually realized that their European "colonial masters" would, in fact, have to be violently killed. There is no other way and never has been. Prepare.

skipjack's picture

Whilst I totally agree with your statements, I would like to see a plan by someone on how to keep your land and yet not pay property taxes.  I can and have dispensed with about everything else but that.  Any suggestions other than not pay taxes and go thru a tax lein sale in 3 years ?

Miss anthrope's picture


I don't really see that many middle class people any longer in Houston, Texas.  They have all had their standard of living slowly eroded. 


Medea's picture

Darwinism for Superdummies.

CulturalEngineer's picture

You're on to it Chumbawamba... 

Build another system!

Catalyze the Network!

(and sustain it by taking the transaction landscape...)

Leveling The Transaction Landscape: Technology and the Campfire


Abitdodgie's picture

I pay no taxes anymore , as they are voluntary any way . How many other people pay no taxes or are you all still too scared

the left behinds's picture


"Young people of America, awake from your slumber of indolence and hark-en the call of the future! Do you realise you are rapidly becoming a doomed generation? Do you realise that the fate of the world and of generations to come rests on your shoulders?  Do you realise that at any time you may be called on to protect your country and the freedom of the world from the creeping scourge of communism? How can you possibly laugh in the face of the disasters which face us all from all sides? Oh ignorant youth, the world is not a joyous place. The time has come for you to dispense with the frivolous pleasures of childhood and get down to honest toil until you are sixty-five. Then and only then can you relax and collect your social security and live happily until the time of your death. Also your insolent attitude disturbs me greatly. You have the nerve to say that you have never known what it is like to live in a secure and peaceful world; you say that the present generation has balled things up to the extent that we now face a war so terrible that the very thought of it makes hardened veterans shudder; you say it is our fault that World War ll  was fought in vein; you say that it is impossible to lay plans for the future until you are sure you have a future. I say Nonsense! None of these things matter. If you expect a future you must carve it out in the face of these things. You also say that you must wait until after you have served your time with the service to settle down. Ridiculous! It is a man’s duty to pull up stakes and serve his country at any time, then settle down again.


I say there is no excuse for a feeling of insecurity on your part;there is no excuse for juvenile delinquency; there is no excuse for your attitude except that you are rotten and lazy! I was never like that! I worked hard; I saved; I didn’t run around and stay out late at night; I carved out my own future through hard work and virtuous living, and look at me now: a respectful and successful man.

I warn you, if you don’t start now it will be too late, and the blame for the end of the world will be laid at your feet. Heed my warning, oh depraved and profligate youth; I say awake, awake, awake! 

Fearfully and disgustedly yours,       John J. Righteous-Hypocrite.  "



Katow-jo's picture

As a young person myself, I'm going to put it frankly: We don't care.


And theres a reason for that.  We can't change a thing.  So why worry?  Realistically, If I sat in front of city hall with a sandwich board, or hell even set myself on fire, nobody would pay any attention.  And when it comes time to resist or submit, why bother?  To give your life so no one will remember it?  No thanks.


When the cards fall, most young people will just walk away, which is what everyone should do anyway.  Just leave.  Let the corrupt crazy people rule themselves.

CH1's picture

Yes, but you should give a damn about yourself.

Start building a parallel life that doesn't leave you at the mercy of corrupt, crazy people. .

robobbob's picture

walk away? from the greatest structure ever built for the protection of individual freedom?

walk to where exactly?

to form your own self styled communities with your tweets, and face book families? that new media increasingly managed and controlled by the same elites devouring the current system?

so you can run into the arms of a waiting trap laid by the parasites who have caused all of this?

as the saying goes, you can run, but you'll only die tired.

grade school is over. the time is coming where you must decide to stand for something, or just disappear.

Abitdodgie's picture

Walk away , well i guess you like been a slave then kodos to you your just what they want ,you would of liked 1939 Germany , oh wait most Young people in Germany were sent to war and died . The young women and old for that matter were all looked after by the russian army it was the biggest rape session in history , so if your married your wife will have something to look forward to after the war that's coming 

tarsubil's picture

Thanks for the asterisk oh wise one. It is nice that people like you come on here and give us a glimpse of the emptiness and evil that possesses the minds of the oligarchs.

PierreLegrand's picture


What is it about the Constitution you don't like?

chumbawamba's picture

Let's start with the fact that it's a fraud and doesn't really apply to anyone, or if it did it certainly does not anymore.

Did you read the title of the essay?  There is no rule of law.

I am Chumbawamba.

Confuchius's picture

The Swiss have succeeded for some 800 years with no proper "constitution".


They are all armed to the teeth. They are also the militia and the national guard rolled into one.

You will find zero "home invasions" there. And definitely none by "police" unless they are suicidal.

PierreLegrand's picture

They also don't have the "diversity" we have...

robobbob's picture

news flash

suisse came close disarming the citizen army Feb 2011 and "storing" the weapons in formal depots and banning keeping ammunition at home.,1518,744837,00.html

anti gunners vow to keep trying

Hacksaw's picture

You are just pissed because Americans kicked the Germanic ass twice in less than 30 years. Take your weak Euroism somewhere else. The USA isn't the great evil of the world, the great evil of the world comes against Americans. The thing that is wrong with the economies of the countries of the world didn't come out of the USA it came out of Europe.

The problem Americans have is they listen to morons like you and eat up all that Euro monarchism BS. Leo Strauss is clearly a plagiarist, he stole that idea out of the Bible.

2nd Timothy, 3rd chapter

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying it's power. Have nothing to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins, and are swayed with all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth, men of depraved minds, who as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

Reptil's picture

Contrary to popular belief, evolution is not a slow steady climb to a better more sophisticated organism. Evolution is in leaps and bounds, often regression to an earlier stage, as the genetic markers of this characteristic are activated. Of course the concept of an "ecosystem" as a stable platform, an interconnected web of forces and energy, is also bogus. There's chaos basically, and brief patches of some stabillity, but no promise of this resulting in a "better", more stable world as the next outcome.

Human beings have far more history than is in the books. The part before say.... 6000 BC has been erased. The megalithic society that was in existence on the bottom of the mediterranean sea and in mesopotamia (now the american province of Iraq) was largely peaceful, very sophisticated and used technology that was lost to later generations. The extensive temple complexes on and around Malta are one of the few surviving artefacts of this culture. The language written (and thus spoken) was Sanskrit.
Something happened. Something went terribly wrong. It all disappeared, and was replaced by a world filled with wandering nomads, like the tribes of Israël, and but a few places existed where the old culture and technology survived.

Human beings then regressed. They became "uncivillised" and that's where that Bible quote is from.

History repeats itself. It's all cycles. The idea that a nation state, even a global culture and technology like ours can exist without serious challenges, is nonsense.

So is holding on to values that do not reflect the present situation. That's my opinion, but I base it on the idea that I'll never fight a losing battle. It's useless.

Medea's picture

Darwinism Not for Dummies.

Rhodin's picture

Likely something like this has happened several times, reducing civilization repeatedly to cave dwellers and nomads.

robobbob's picture

Are we not men?

You are devo!!

sometime a losing battle must be fought or it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy by forfeit. is that your choice?


Reptil's picture

No, I'm not advocating surrender nor do I try to make defeat palpatable. There are many ways to win a war, one of which is knowing where to fight, for what, and how. Just remain without action, leaving the initiative to the enemy, because of a moral perspective (which is very powerful, please don't get me wrong on that) is a losing strategy at this point in time.  Pulling out of a battle, so the enemy wastes resources, and so is positioned "on the wrong foot" seems more attractive to me than facing up to forces infinatively better prepared, and worse; TO FIGHT ON THEIR TERMS.

I don't want to sound corny but this Sun Tsu reference is very apt.

17. According as circumstances are favorable,
one should modify one's plans.

18. All warfare is based on deception.

19. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable;
when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we
are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away;
when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

20. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder,
and crush him.

21. If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him.
If he is in superior strength, evade him.

22. If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to
irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.

23. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest.
If his forces are united, separate them.

24. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where
you are not expected.

25. These military devices, leading to victory,
must not be divulged beforehand.
andybev01's picture


I'm neither unholy or holy; more like aholy.

DosZap's picture

Herr Wanklord,

How did you type that while Wanking Off?.


rumblefish's picture

revolution......the only way out.