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When the Law Falls Silent

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When the Law Falls Silent

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Cognitive Dissonance

 

It was just a little more than a month ago that I posted The Grand SCOTUS Facade on Zero Hedge. If I may be so bold as to shamelessly quote myself, ”But if the supremacy of The Empire is threatened by external or internal forces those very same three governmental branches, either separately or in unison, will act to protect The Empire and its special interests………and the Constitution be damned if it gets in the way.”

In the very next paragraph I go on to declare,” For example in decades past the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) affirmed slavery in America and then approved by abstention Abraham Lincoln’s blatantly unconstitutional power grab from the states, only to rule against it after the Civil War had ended and the damage had been done. Incredibly they even ratified the corralling of US citizens of Japanese descent during WW2 and the taking of their property without compensation.”

I’ll be the first to admit that I love the warm and fuzzy feeling of having my bias confirmed. From my perspective, that of the so called fringe point of view, my confirming stroke usually comes from reading other like minded people who have reached similar conclusions following different paths. Rarely do I receive affirmation from the mainstream media nor would I expect to. One must read between the lines when perusing the state media for the actual intent and meaning behind the public propaganda.

So I was a bit surprised to discover that none other than U. S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was the latest to provide me with that deliciously naughty feeling I get between my toes when my confirmation bias has just been tickled. Thank you Justice Scalia. I won’t tell my wife if you won’t tell yours.

Its one thing to discuss among friends, neighbors and alternative media the potentially revolutionary idea that The Empire has no legal clothes. It’s another entirely when one of The Empire’s Supreme Court justices says it in his out loud voice. Wow! Clearly Justice Scalia is seated on the SCOTUS for life because no instrument of State who needs to be re-appointed, re-elected or just really interested in staying employed by the State would ever speak such truth to power.

What I find really interesting is the manner in which he delivered the bomb shell personal opinion, that of someone who was confirming what we all already know to be true. Duh……when push comes to shove isn’t it obvious the State has no legal clothes?

Replying to a question from a University of Hawaii law school student regarding the 1944 Korematsu v. United States Supreme Court decision that affirmed the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two, Justice Scalia is quoted as saying "Well, of course, Kore­ma­tsu was wrong. And I think we have repudiated in a later case. But you are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again."

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Ummm….actually Justice Scalia, it was the propaganda spouting system itself, personified by all the King’s horses and all the King’s men, who has been kidding me into believing that my “rights’ are supreme and will be held above all other interests because “We the People” hold these truths to be self evident.

Scalia went on to explain "That's what was going on — the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot. That's what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It's no justification, but it is the reality."

That’s a relief. Just as long as my constitutionally protected ‘rights’ are unilaterally abridged by The Empire, then the rape upheld by The State’s Supreme Court Justice’s because of deliberate public fear mongering fanned by manufactured State propaganda in order to herd the population into cutting off their noses to spite my face….well, I’m down with that dawg. All good here bro.

The various mainstream press reports, all of which read nearly word for word as if quoting a press release, then go on to mention this little gem. “Scalia cited a Latin expression meaning, "In times of war, the laws fall silent."” Interestingly not one newspaper decided to name the actual Latin phrase, assuming I suppose that their readers would not care to know or that the assembled reporters repeaters didn’t understand the phrase and needed it explained to them by the students in the room. That phrase is “Inter arma enim silent leges”.

Thankfully there was a legal expert in the room (other than Justice Scalia of course) to interpret the words of the Supreme Priest who was clearly off his meds and once again mindlessly ranting in public.

The Associated Press informed us that “Avi Soifer, the law school's dean, said he believed Scalia was suggesting people always have to be vigilant and that the law alone can't be trusted to provide protection.”

Well, if you can’t trust the law who, or what, can you trust? After all aren’t we a nation of laws? Doesn’t the law apply to everyone, rich or poor, educated and ignorant? Am I to assume that this ‘mistake’ by the Supreme Court was comparable to the mistake I made last night when I sprinkled too much red pepper in the spaghetti sauce? Oops, sorry Mrs. Cog, my bad. Here, have some cold water to wash that mistake away.

“Soifer said it's good to hear Scalia say the Korematsu ruling was wrong, noting the justice has been among those who have reined in the power of military commissions regardless of the administration.”

Ok! So am I to assume that Scalia is one of the good guys? Too bad there are eight other Justices who could form a majority to confirm that my death or internment at the hands of The Empire was lawful and righteous at the first sign of public fear and panic in response to a (highly likely) false flag attack or similar State sponsored provocation.

"We do need a court that sometimes will say there are individual or group rights that are not being adequately protected by the democratic process," Soifer said.

Is Soifer talking about the Supreme Court that is supposedly immune to public, governmental and corporate pressure and is ultimately tasked with protecting my ‘rights’ above all else? You mean to say that not only the law, but the arbiters of the law, might not actually uphold my rights because of public, governmental or corporate pressure? Say it ain’t so Soifer, say it ain’t so.

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Another source provides an additional quote that did not seem to make it into the mainstream media’s ‘repeating’ of Scalia’s soon-to-be-regretted comments. Of note was Scalia’s interpretation of the function of the Supreme Court of the United States.

“"The function of the court is not to keep the other two branches (legislative and executive) in line; that's not what we're for. We're there to stop harm to individuals," Scalia said.”

Interesting observation Justice Scalia, considering you just admitted that your colleagues from 1944 failed to do precisely that when the law fell silent in the face of government warmongering which in turned fanned the flames of public panic and blatant political and racial scapegoating. And I might add, a government which is doing the same thing during today’s “Global War against Terrorism” by condoning Guantanamo, extraordinary rendition, extralegal killings/executions, death by drone etc.

I suspect Scalia was following the time honored tradition of politicians, despots and scalawags everywhere and speaking ‘for local consumption’. After all, he was speaking in Hawaii to a group of young adult law students, some of whom likely have family, friends, and possibly even distant relatives who were actually interned or deported during that wonderful experiment in truth and justice for all (except of course for US citizens of Japanese descent) during World War Two.

Let me quote from Josh Blackman’s blog. “Having an independent judiciary that, even in times of war, can check the other branches, is the last line of defense. This is the point Jackson’s concurrence in Youngstown conveys. ““With all its defects, delays and inconveniences, men have discovered no technique for long preserving free government except that the Executive be under the law, and that the law be made by parliamentary deliberations. Such institutions may be destined to pass away. But it is the duty of the Court to be last, not first, to give them up.””

Got that Justice Scalia? Let me repeat that just in case you were busy confirming your own bias. “But it is the duty of the Court to be last, not first, to give them up.”

Of course the above “Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.” opinion by the 1952 Supreme Court was speaking about the actions of the President “to avert a nationwide strike of steel workers in April 1952, which he believed would jeopardize national defense” by issuing an Executive Order to seize and operate the steel mills.

By the time the Executive Order was overturned by the SCOTUS, a scant two months later, the intent of the order (to avert a strike) had been accomplished and no personal liberties or ‘rights’ had been completely trampled in the process. So it is safe to say that the SCOTUS ruling was a ‘safe’ decision that could be presented as maintaining the facade of ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ without actually encumbering or dissuading The Empire from its relentless pursuit of cronyism and expanded power.

I often say that the true measure of a society is how well it takes care of its weakest citizens. I shall amend that to say that the true measure of a society is how well it adheres to its own laws, which were supposedly put in place to protect its weakest citizens, during times of political stress or war.

The facade that constitutes the ‘belief’ that America adheres to a higher standard in all things American, including “The Law of the Land”, is not just crumbling, but wasn’t real to begin with…..except of course when it was convenient to those who held, and presently hold, the true power in America these days, the financial/military/corporate powerhouses including the mega banks and their idiot savant, the Federal Reserve.

 

02-15-2014

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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 00:47 | 4444135 blindman
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the law never falls silent,
it is always silent;
that is what makes law, law.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 21:40 | 4443580 29.5 hours
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"When the Law Falls Silent"

Solid reasoning around a profound issue. Thanks for the article.

 

 

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 20:44 | 4443419 logicalman
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The law is far from silent.

It is just applied asymetrically.

 

 

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 17:15 | 4442818 ableman28
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The "law" exists simply as a convenient reference point when things are "normal".  When things are "not normal" the first thing dispensed with is "justice" and the law is taken hostage and through the tortured logic of legal opinions literally anything can be justified.  

It is interesting to note that the ONLY senior government official who objected to the Japanese internment program was....wait for it.........J. Edgar Hoover, no shit.  His opposition was based on the fact that the Japanese in Hawaii, where they were much more numerous and much much closer to American assets and in a position to really help the enemy were not being interned.  Odd logic but the point is well taken.  And, why weren't the Japanese in Hawaii interned?  Because, numerically the ethnic Japanese and their relations were so numerous that a high percentage of the population would have to be interned. 

Fuck the NSA, today, tomorrow, and at least for a few weeks after that until they figure out some simple way to scare me back into line.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 19:33 | 4443216 gobsmack
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Oliver Stone's new book quotes Hoover opposing internment because all the threats had already been rounded up.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 18:58 | 4443119 shovelhead
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Interesting point.

Many years ago I worked in So.Cal. with 2 Japanese Americans.

Mas, who was an older teen, worked maintenance at Hickam Field in Hawaii and had pulled weekend duty.

As he was getting some small shrapnel pieces removed from his leg after the attack, he told the doctor that he was going to kill any Japanese he could find and until he saw the strange look the doctor gave him didn't realize that the doctor saw HIM as Japanese. This, he said, was his 'uh-oh' moment. Up to that point he thought of himself as an apple pie, baseball playing American guy no different from the enlisted men stationed at the field other than being a civilian.

Within a few days he was back to work repairing the field, after an interview and much speculation in the Japanese community what would happen next, because the simple fact was without the local Japanese Americans, the base would cease to function at all.

Sam, who was a young teen on his family's So Cal. dairy farm ended up interned in Lone Pine. His biggest fear was from pro-Japanese factions at the camp as his family, even while interned, were staunchly American and were routinely harassed and bullied that included severe beatings on occasion. The guards, many who resented what they considered a low posting, weren't enthusiastic peacekeepers and bet on the outcomes of the fights.

He said many internees might not have been pro Japanese before internment, but many became so after a while of exposure to the extreme racism some of the guards displayed towards both loyal and disaffected inmates.

Both these men worked for George who made a dismal march from a place called Bataan. His guide for this walk, nicknamed Hurricane Pete for his amazing ability to spin in a 360 degree circle and neatly remove a prisoners head with his sword, was his host for the next few years. Prior to meeting Pete, George was 6' 3" and a hefty 235 lbs.

After Pete he was a svelte 97 lbs.

So. Cal was a strange place to work.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 18:00 | 4442934 Cognitive Dissonance
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I had not heard that about Hoover. I am always amazed how twisted the logic can become to justify........whatever they want to justify. I am even more amazed at how the vast majority just nod their heads up and down in agreement.

Yup, no problem. Just leave ME alone.

Totalitarianism and appeasement is fascinating to study and really ugly to experience.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 16:49 | 4442756 wackydog
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CD, thanks for raising the level of thought and discourse! Plenty to chew on in the comments, here as well.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 17:49 | 4442895 Cognitive Dissonance
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I just consider myself to be the catalyst. The comment section under my articles always beats the article hands down. The wisdom of the crowd is self evident in the threads under my posts.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 20:46 | 4443425 logicalman
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Fortunately, the 'crowd' you attract are thinking beings.

Most crowds are just scary herds, easy to stampede.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 16:39 | 4442720 TrustWho
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Cog, As always, you articles makes one think and basically I agree, but I disagree with this:

"I often say that the true measure of a society is how well it takes care of its weakest citizens."

The state must protect individual rights of all individuals. Bad things happen when a state starts segmenting its population and deciding who is strong or who his weak. Now, my statement is as Utopian as yours.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 18:01 | 4442857 Cognitive Dissonance
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When I speak of 'society' I am speaking of a neighborhood, town, county, state or nation of individuals, not 'The State'. When I speak of the "weakest" I am speaking of those who truly need help, not those who are too lazy, disinterested, dependent or whatever to help themselves.

Over the last hundred years or so, and especially since WW2, we individuals have ceded our individual responsibility to ourselves and to each other to 'The State' in return for more taxes paid and the promise of a safety blanket when we are hurt, sick or old. In essence we have ceded our power and the responsibility that goes with that power in return for a greater opportunity to specialize and maximize our 'return' on our own labor at the expense of ourselves, our neighbors and our society.

So during a heat wave we are supposed to call 911 if we know that our elderly neighbor who is without air conditioning is suffering rather than simply hold out our own hand and help that person. We are encouraged by 'The State' not to get involved, but instead to let the 'authorities' take care of the problem. I could give you endless examples of this type of situation large and small.

During the summer I was following a car and a truck down a secondary road during a bad storm near where I now live. We rounded a long corner just in time to witness a large tree crash down across the road ahead. In a city or suburb most people would just turn around and find another way around, assuming that 'The State" would take care of the problem. Instead, without saying a word to each other we all understood that this was our problem and that we were on the scene NOW. The guy in the truck had a chain saw and within 5 minutes we had the road cleared and were on our way. We did not even consider that it would be someone else's responsibility to clear the road.

This type of thinking is mostly foreign to most people nowadays, at least those who live in cities or suburbs of cities. I wish to live this way and many in my new community do so as part of their way of life. I wish to do, not talk, to live, not complain, to act, not ask permission to avoid. To walk the talk and be the responsible individual I have talked about in the past.

Momma always told me action speaks louder than words. :)

BTW you said "The state must protect individual rights of all individuals." Maybe I misunderstood, but I disagree and think this is an example of how we look to 'The State" to do what we should be doing ourselves. WE are responsible for protecting our own 'rights' from 'The State' and from those who prey upon individuals and small groups, often by misusing 'The States" power. What happened to our responsibility here?

Thanks for your feedback.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 18:10 | 4442971 TrustWho
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I could not agree more. Society is the responsibility of the individuals living in this society. I tell the Church: The Bible (or any wisdom book of various cultures) tells us how to optimize the lives of our community. People who have been given great wealth have also been given huge obligations to their fellow man. If a man is lazy the family and local community can fix this better than a DC government. If a family needs food, clothes or shelter, local community can fix this better than a DC government and probably at significantly lower cost. A local society should never point the finger at DC government when a local elderly widow lady freezes to death in her apartment, but our society today does...nuf said.

Do you want to be free?  If yes, you must be responsible first. Do you want to be spiritually happy and joyous? Go help someone BE responsible or help someone who needs your help (and this help maybe as simple as a visit). Our founding fathers understood this, and maybe more importantly, understood no system could be perfect or fair, but could be a JUST society if the society had solid principles and fastidiously applied these principles to all.

If times are tough, do you want to live in eastern NC or New Orleans? The locals in eastern NC went to work when Hurricane Floyd and the people in New Orleans held up signs for help with Hurricane Katrina. I can not think of a better example of how the government can make you their slave.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:05 | 4442502 assistedliving
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Justice "Citizens United" Scalia co-led the slide down the slippery slope

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:12 | 4442524 akarc
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Teamed with Thomas with Koch brother influence

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:50 | 4442153 blindman
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“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
Anne Frank
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Ancient Knowledge Pt.1 Consciousness, Sacred Geometry,
Cymatics, Illusion of Reality (Rare Footage)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVUU3p5iHMA
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYDwWbDhCEg
...
"the sleeping and the dead / Are but as pictures: 'tis the eye of childhood / That fears a painted devil" (2.2.50-52). lady macbeth
The doctor then points out, "You see, her eyes are open" (5.1.24), and the gentlewoman replies, "Ay, but their sense is shut" (5.1.25)
.
“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
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there, a meditation offered for antonin scalia.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 17:21 | 4442830 Pool coping
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There's some terrific stuff in that Ancient Knowledge Ü Tube series... Really.

V. profound.  

Now off to meditate upon some of it, in bed. Night, all..   

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:21 | 4442549 akarc
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Blindman this not a meditation for just scalia. It is a most awesome meditation for all of us. Thank you.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 21:51 | 4443628 blindman
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thank you back for the affirmation
and it is a long, long meditation,
like this thread itself, could
take many days. [ !-;]=(?)

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:33 | 4442137 tip e. canoe
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very nice to see food/toxicity/wellness/health sections on the new site.   the missing link?

extremely elegant design as well, impressive.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:21 | 4442239 Cognitive Dissonance
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Thanks Tip,

All accolades for the website belong to Mrs. Cog. We wanted something along the lines of a news magazine format where we could post high quality images. That ruled out simple templates and sites such as blogspot etc. We pay for our own hosting and all that this entails and we found a neat brand new WordPress template which we moved to an outside web hosting firm. From there Mrs. Cog heavily modified it to meet our needs. She even did a little coding on her own.

It is a work in progress, but overall we are very pleased with how it is developing. Mrs. Cog has an eye for elegance and instantly knows when something is 'right'. I have learned to trust her instincts in that department.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:51 | 4442168 Mrs. Cog
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Thanks Tip e :-)

When I first got together with (kidnapped) Cog, I often said I was just the three year old in the room asking why? But why? When he suggested I create a place on his blog to share my thoughts, I finally boiled it down to the two broad areas of self reliance and questioning everything. The topics at the new site you have mentioned then seemed obvious for me to include. These are some of the conversations I think we need to be having and I hope that others will jump in and share their experiences and wisdom.  

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:47 | 4442600 tip e. canoe
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absolutely.   thanks for creating a safe space to discuss such topics amongst like minds.   me and the lady canoe have plenty to share as we've taken a deep dive into this stuff over the winter.

a taste: http://www.healthynaturalsolutions.com/radiation-exposure-and-zeolite/

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 20:58 | 4443460 Cognitive Dissonance
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Mrs. Cog was initially uncertain if she should post articles on this and other potentially controversial subjects. We discussed it in some detail and concluded that if we couldn't do so on our own website we were creating the wrong reality to begin with.

As I explain in the header piece "Welcome to Two Ice Floes" we are creating a different value proposition with the website. And some of that value is to speak on subjects many others won't.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:56 | 4444474 Disenchanted
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I'm interested in joining TIF. Are their any payment options other than Paypal?

How about a book in trade for three years membership?

 

I have a hardcover first edition of this book in excellent condition...One used copy on Amazon going for $239 right now.

...Or you could buy a new one out of the UK for around $100(incl. shipping). ;p

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 06:04 | 4444478 Mrs. Cog
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You can click Contact Cognitive Dissonance at the bottom of the home page and your message will get plopped right into his email inbox. :-)

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 06:20 | 4444485 Disenchanted
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Can I use my ZH handle where it says "Your Name(Required)?"

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 06:29 | 4444488 Mrs. Cog
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Yes that's fine.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 06:33 | 4444489 Disenchanted
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ok thanks...getting this right now:

"Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact the administrator by another method."

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 06:43 | 4444494 Mrs. Cog
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Well, I know what my Monday morning project is. Moar coffee!

Thanks for the heads up and sorry for the inconvenience. You can email me at mrscog@twoicefloes.com.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 06:55 | 4444505 Disenchanted
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done...

You can email me at mrscog@twoicefloes.com.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:33 | 4442130 ConfederateH
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"I often say that the true measure of a society is how well it takes care of its weakest citizens."

Hmmm...  Then what do you think the government should do to stop the knockout punchers and marauding black gangs who go through this legal system unburdened with charges of hate crimes? 

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:11 | 4442222 Cognitive Dissonance
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Government and society are not the same thing, at least not from my point of view. Government is composed of members of society, but the government is not the society.

Three families live on our private dirt road off of a dirt road off a back road in the middle of nowhere. The couple closest to us is elderly and he has been very sick of late. Before the recent storm I was down at his house helping him get ready. Twice during the storm and once after, Mrs. Cog, our daughter and I were down at their place shoveling them out, making sure their water wood stove boiler was loaded and working and wood available for him to feed the stove when we weren't there.

The third neighbor on our private road, who owns a backhoe/bucket loader, came by after the storm was over and used his loader to help finish clear the driveway we were already shoveling for the second time, then he came up to our place to clear our driveway. No money was exchanged, just smiles and friendship.

No government showed up to help and we wouldn't expect government to show up. We three residents hire the local farmer who has a large Deere farm tractor with a plow attachment to clear our private road for us. We are the local society, the local community. We take care of ourselves and our weakest citizens. It is just understood that this is what our small local society does.

Here is a link to our website with the details and pictures. Our third neighbor has a very nice John Deere and I'm extremely jealous. :)

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 21:58 | 4443656 Spanky
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+1

For... admitting you have a problem.

Our third neighbor has a very nice John Deere and I'm extremely jealous. :) -- Cognitive Dissonance

Ahh, tractor envy... so common and yet so unbecoming. Isn't there a commandment about this? ;>)

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 22:13 | 4443701 Cognitive Dissonance
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LOL

Let me tell you about tractor envy. One of the first things we noticed around here last year when spring sprung was that many, and I mean many, people leave their riding lawn mowers out in front of their yards. They can be living in a run down single wide trailer with chickens and goats running around, but their brand spanking new (Spanky New?) John Deere D130 22HP 42" cutting deck is parked out front.

I've asked several local people I know about this and the amazing thing is that no one notices it, meaning it is so common that no one even sees it anymore. Except those with tractor envy.......like me.

BTW I've got a big red one. So there!  :)

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:36 | 4442273 ConfederateH
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CD, thats a great example of social capital.  Now compare that to what happened in New Orleans.  Or Detroit, Birmingham, Baltimore and so many others.

So imagine that your neigbors not only cannot not be expected to help you in a crisis, not only cannot be expected to prepare for the crisis, but can be expected to form a mob and loot your property in a crisis.  What does your "society" do now, CD?  Does it try to take care of those "weakest" who have not prepared, or does it try to protect itself from this very problem? 

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:51 | 4442302 Cognitive Dissonance
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I agree. The sad state of our government is a reflection of the sad state of our society and vice versa. This is one of the reasons Mrs. Cog and I decided to leave where we were living and find a place more compatible with our view of what society is.... or at least what it should be.

The bottom line is that if I want change in my life I had better make that change happen myself and not wait around for someone else to serve up their version of 'life' on a platter. That personal philosophy, in action, is what we are discussing and displaying on our new website. We don't have all the answers for others. We want to see if we have some of the answers for ourselves.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 22:03 | 4443672 Spanky
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+1

For...

The bottom line is that if I want change in my life I had better make that change happen myself and not wait around for someone else to serve up their version of 'life' on a platter. -- Cognitive Dissonance

We agree.

If we do not define ourselves politically, then we will be defined politically by TPTB without our consent.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 14:33 | 4442423 ConfederateH
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But if you have left the city and the "sad state of society" you have abandoned precisely the "weakest" whose mandated support you seem to want to judge society by.  This is called hypocrisy and is one of the loudest indicators of the "sad state of society".

I want nothing but my own personal natural rights.  I want my sovereignty regained from your beloved "weakest" people who think that their needs trump my freedom.  In short I want the right of secession.

You seem to think that the needs of the weak transcend your right of free association.

 

 

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:16 | 4442507 akarc
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"Hmmm...  Then what do you think the government should do to stop the knockout punchers and marauding black gangs who go through this legal system unburdened with charges of hate crimes?"

ConfederateH, when I first read this I didn't bother to respond as, IMO, it was bait. A set up.

 "I want nothing but my own personal natural rights.  I want my sovereignty regained from your beloved "weakest" people who think that their needs trump my freedom.  In short I want the right of secession."

Your natural rights are not natural! They are dictated by circumstance and events such as what culture you were born into, what country your born in, what your enviornment and circumstance and events teach you. All our lives are influenced heavily by circumstances and events beyond our contol that heavily influence what it is that we believe or do not believe.

By virtue of being born in this country you do, in theory anyway, have certain rights. However they are rights you can lose based on your actions. To insure your own rights you must be willing to support the rights of others. Whether you agree with their opinon or not. Such action insures all our rights.

I no few people who at some point in time have not experienced a low point or a weakness that called for at least the temporary reliance on a metaphorical crutch. If you are one who has been able to avoid such pitfalls then God, however you may define he/she, bless you.

My own path spiritual path to freeedom demands I must stand for the weekest most oppressed of our "society". You know the do unto others gig.

 "In short I want the right of secession."

In short, individually you have that right. There are many places in this country you can find isolation enough to hide from your fears.

To assign hypocrisy for seeking out a life Cog is free to choose, illustrates your hypocrisy. Not to mention the obviously poorly veiled hints at what it is you really find distasteful. Which of course contradicts any allusion to inalienable rights of man, i.e. All men!


 

 


Sun, 02/16/2014 - 16:43 | 4442732 LawsofPhysics
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In a nutshell.  If you are lucky, Nature gives you an opportunity to survive.  What you choose to do with that opportunity is up to you.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:56 | 4442614 ConfederateH
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"your natural rights are not natural! They are dictated by circumstance and events such as what culture you were born into, what country your born in, what your enviornment and circumstance and events teach you."

 Bwaaaaaaa.  Fuck you too asshole.  You nor anyone else can decide what my natural rights are, you are talking about the one sided terms of your own enslavement that I don't accept.  You may be satisfied when your owner decides what your rights are, I certainly am not.

"In short, individually you have that right. There are many places in this country you can find isolation enough to hide from your fears."

Spoken like a card carrying Obama contributing MIC drone pilot.  Whats wrong, did Snowden steal your password?  Watch out! Duck! Al Queda is going to get you with a toothpaste tube bomb, you fucking asshole.

 

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 19:27 | 4443199 akarc
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ConfederateH, do realize how easy it was to manipulate you into showing your true colors? 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 02:17 | 4444302 ConfederateH
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You didn't manipulate me into showing my colors, unlike CD I don't try to evade race reality.  If you and he can't figure out what has happened to hundreds of cities across the US and then look at all the failed states in Africa and figure out what they have in common, then that would be a strong evidence of ownerwhelming cognative dissonance.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 16:06 | 4442641 Cognitive Dissonance
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Thank you for fixing that typo. I was worried about your mental state of mind when I saw that, but all is good now.

Thanks. :)

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 17:31 | 4442849 shovelhead
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I think what he's trying to say is that he'd like your writing better if you dressed it up a bit.

 

Like with a hood and a burning cross.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 17:40 | 4442868 Cognitive Dissonance
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Now that's freaking funny. Thanks for the out loud laugh. :)

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 17:05 | 4442794 ConfederateH
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What a whimp out CD.  Apparently you are unable to speak out on issues of race even though the life you live is by all indications based on a non-diverse community of like minded survivalist/race realist types.  I have tried to get you to provide any kind of "color" to your narrative but you insist on hiding behind the feminist imposed PC apron.  tsk. tsk.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 21:10 | 4443486 logicalman
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Fuck off with the race nonsense.

'Issues of race' is just one of the many divide and conquer techniques used by those who wish to exploit others.

Looks like you did the 'hook,. line and sinker' thing.

A list of my friends would leave very few parts of the globe, or skin colour left out.

I doubt I'd add you to the list.

I draw the line at total arseholes.

 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 02:12 | 4444292 ConfederateH
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"A list of my friends would leave very few parts of the globe, or skin colour left out."

Spoken like a true white guilt addled liberal.  May your beloved diversity rape your bank account and your wife.

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