Sunday, October 2, 2011


Caller: Sergey In Missouri
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Our topic today… is Seduction – although I very well… could have called it… Induction
I’d invite you to do a search online sometime… for Inductive Reasoning vs Deductive Reasoning… to see how this discussion ties in so critically… to employment of the Hegelian dialectic in our thought processes… as well… the Military Standards 499 Systems management… command-and-control power structure… seen evidenced… operating in your country… and America… today
But with your indulgence, I will save this discussion… for another time. By tomorrow I will supply relevant links at – at the blog entitled… Justa Numerican.
Systemic societal malaise – which I’ve identified as rooted in one of those damnable ~isms; in this case, communitarianism – can be likened to a fast-growing cancer on our body politic. In more targeted language… it is an ignoble… and menacing ROT – from within – of calculating, insidious design.
Remember that… all isms… are mere schools of thought – which simply means that certain ideas deemed notable… then practicable… within an identifiable body of knowledge… are thought to be worthy… of special attention… thus enquiry.
These thoughtforms are borne of the popular imagination. And generally still… are they esteemed of sufficient value… that someone has already determined a way… to cash in on such foolishness…
… Which is why certain Parties… are always attracted… to anything which will herd the masses… whilst making themselves a tidy profit… from the ensuing clash of ideas… cultures… of civilizations.
As if moths drawn to a flame… bees buzzing their hive… were all but the rot-gut products… of the same unnatural… conditioning.
This is called enterprise, what passes for busy-ness today, ladies and gentlemen; and in a socialist society… you and I are required… by what passes as law… to voluntarily fund… our oppressors.
Specifically I‘m referring, of course… to publicly-funded education… and to property tax. On the property never your own! While this forced exaction – from your life-force, your labor – is routinely stolen from YOU… so that the next generations of brainwashed ideocrats… can be funded to… Bamboozle YOU…
Humiliate YOU… and then Punish YOU some more…… from all their ill-gotten gains… YOU will have paid dearly… for the privilege.
Communitarianism posits this: You have no rights that cannot be usurped for the collective benefit of the community. YOU must not be greedy; and furthermore, YOU will share… all your productive output… for the remainder of your miserable life…
… For so long as you’re permitted… a breath.
And if you go along with the programming… you too might benefit… but don’t ever think for yourself… because subversive behavior… is anathema… to the Parties’ line… and will not go unnoticed.
Remember? That other maxim of law?
He who seeks the benefit must stand to the burden
(Refer to to our very first broadcast, entitled Diogenes, for four other maxims of law.)
So now… that the mind control has taken… let_ the_ games_ begin! But let’s have another go… first… of
… that Unseemly, Crazily-Named, Game… of One-Upmanship – the real-world
… application of which… is the art… and science… of memetics – informed by meme theory.
And consider the application… of what I call… religio-philosophy… authoritarian construct… and what James Mackay called… Extraordinary Popular Delusions… and the Madness… of Crowds…
… Albeit here… we will likewise consider it… under the rubric… of communitarian socio-economics… and not merely within the context… of stock speculation… stock manipulation… or of stock bubbles… alone.
Livestock [of the human kind], ladies and gentlemen – you may recall – is the tragic consequence of human farming.
(For an expansion of this realization, see the YouTube short, The Story of Your Enslavement, from Stefan Molyneaux, an advocate for anarchism))
Because Man desired… for himself an audience… then affirmation of his prowess… because he feared estrangement… so much more…
… So beside himself… that somewhere along that primrose path… what might’ve curbed… his narcissism… his many other failings… was finally made manifest… by his own undoing.
When the signposts beckon your own enslavement…
… Will you too be seduced… by that same-some siren’s song… so old?
Democracy = Mobocracy = Gangsterism
Socialism = Gangsterism = Parasitism and Slavery
Communism + Capitalism + Corporatism = Communitarianism…
A veritable [verifiable]… totalitarian Dictatorship… of the Community
Thus… communitarianism… is said to be so perfect… that no other synthesis… need arise.
Communitarianism = Gangsterism = Slavery… is the slave-masters’ final solution for their neo-feudal… totalitarian… socialist system… of one-world governance.
And so, welcome to your nightmare, ladies and gentlemen. If you haven’t heard… we will all too soon… be so immersed…living it… that escape from it… will have been made… impossible!
Only YOU… a single INDIVIDUAL… can prevent this from becoming your reality… that is your life. And there is never any better time to begin… than the present – step-by-step… just one small step… at a time.
Remember: You are not what you think. You are not what you say. But you are what you do.
The very BEST – and simplest – introduction to understanding communitarianism is to view two YouTube videos… then contrast them with the times from which their content was produced:
Pink Floyd - Us and Them (With Lyrics)
Pink Floyd's 'Us and Them' from the album 'Dark Side of the Moon'
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (MDJarv)
The Fabian Society, Communitarianism and the New World Order
Green Global Dictatorship: Regional Governance, UN Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, and the Wildlands Project (Eric Karlstrom)
H.L. Mencken Quotes
“My people perish for lack of knowledge.”
– Hosea 4:6
“It seems indeed to be easier to deceive a multitude than one man.”
-- Herodotus, Greek historian
 The phony Christian-conservatives have never warned you about the very plan that is the very means whereby planners are silently, insidiously, and deceptively dragging America into a global government, the seat of which is intended to be the United Nations.  That plan is “Regional Governance.”
“Regional Governance is the method whereby would-be rulers intend to control every aspect of our lives.  Without the full implementation of Regional Governance, their plan for world dominance cannot succeed…. (Governance, as opposed to Government, means “control by rules, restrictions, and regulations.”).  In order to subvert the sovereignty of the United States and the individual states guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, a parallel and entirely unconstitutional governance structure, termed “Regional Government,” has been covertly established over the past half century.”
 Jackie Patru, “Regionalism: Sneaking America into Global Government”    
“Private property and freedom are inseparable.”
“Government is not reason; it’s not eloquence; it is force!  Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
 – George Washington
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
-- James Madison
“In most communities, neither victims, nor the proponents of sustainable development are aware that their plight is part of a global agenda.  Indeed, most would scoff at the idea.  Nevertheless, the transformation of America is well underway, without public debate or Congressional approval.  From watershed, to ecosystem, to village, to city, to multi-county regions, to trans-boundary biospheres- the U.N. agenda is being systematically implemented- with the help of elected officials, paid for with the taxes of American citizens.”
Henry Lamb, “Why the Government is Grabbing Our Land”
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable.”
 “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”
“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”
"As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”
"In search for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill… ”

-- Club of Rome
"Whenever I write anything that sets up controversy its meaning is distorted almost instantly. Even the editorial writers of newspapers seem to be unable to understand the plainest sentence."
“All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.”
-- H.L. Mencken
“You call it Marxism – I call it Judaism.”
-- Rabbi Stephen Wise (American Chronicle, 1935)

The Lord’s Prayer
Translations from Aramaic, Origins and History of The Lord's Prayer
Biblical scholars disagree about Jesus' meaning in the Lord's Prayer. Some view it as "existential," referring to man's present experience on earth, while others interpret it as "eschatological," referring to the coming Kingdom of God. The prayer itself lends to both interpretations, and further questions are posed by the existence of other translations and the problems inherent in the process of translation.
"This, then, is how you should pray:" ~Jesus, Matt 6:9
It has always been of great interest as to the many different interpretations of the various aspects of what is offered as foundational information about Jesus the Nazarene, what he said and taught, and how translations over the centuries have changed dramatically sometimes even altering the original meaning of a particular text.
Aramaic manuscripts have been uncovered over the years which provide us with original source documents that can be fairly well authenticated. Beginning with Constantine around 325 AD, dramatic changes began to be infused into interpretations as texts were translated from Aramaic into Greek and then into Latin. In later years there was then translations into old English, and later, more translations into modern English.
The Aramaic Language doesn't distinguish between means and purpose, inside quality or outside acting. Both are given simultaneously as in "what you've sown, so you'll harvest." When Jesus relates to the "Kingdom of Heaven" he means the Kingdom inside as well as the Kingdom in the middle or "amongst" us. Also "the next one" is inside and outside as in the whole or Self. The arbitrary borders between spirit, body and soul are nonexistent.
The Aramaic Language has (like the Hebrew and Arabic) different levels of meaning. The words are organized and defined by a poetical system where different meanings of every word are possible. So, every line of the Lord’s Prayer could be translated into English in many different versions. As an example of how the intent of a passage can be changed, here are some translations of the Lord's Prayer directly translated from the ancient Aramaic language into modern English.

What is the Hegelian Dialectic? (2005), by Niki Raapana and Nordica Friedrich
Is "The Riddle of Anti- Semitism" a "Hate Message"? (March 17, 2009)
Jews need to re-examine their relationship with Judaism. I cannot overstate the significance of the Jewish rejection of Christ.
Christ represented a universal God and a universal morality. His teaching represented the natural next stage, which Jews should have embraced, while retaining their racial integrity.
By rejecting Christ's teaching, the Pharisees placed the Jewish people in perpetual opposition to the best interests of humanity, to the ultimate and inevitable path of human spiritual evolution.
They have placed Jews in a state of permanent metaphysical revolt which on a personal level leads to alienation and dysfunction.
Christ taught that God is Love. Love is the Master Plan. Love is Light. Love thy neighbor. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. By giving of ourselves we find our true selves.
What fault could Pharisees have with a gospel that preaches human brotherhood and putting others before yourself? Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you?
It denies their special claim, as God's "chosen people" which in practice means self-made Gods.
Growing up means recognizing that other people are special in God's eyes too. Think of a child that doesn't want to grow up. One who thinks he can do anything he wants. Who doesn't have to consider others. Who is never wrong and so never admits it. Who thinks any opposition must be motivated by irrational hatred i.e. "anti-Semitism" and not his own behavior. Think arrested development. Think Canadian Jewish Congress. Think New World Order
When Woodrow Wilson Went ‘Insane’ (September 28, 2011)
 Feodor M. Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was one of Russia’s greatest writers.
He said “All political power is an illusion - only Jews and their banks are the masters of Europe and the world, ruled by science, culture, civilization, socialism, all.”
 In the section of his Diary published in March 1877, the writer remarked about Jews:
“… I know that in the whole world there is certainly no other people who would be complaining as much about their lot, incessantly, after each step and word of theirs — about their humiliation, their suffering, their martyrdom. One might think it is not they who are reigning in Europe, who are directing there at least the stock exchanges and, therefore, politics, domestic affairs, the morality of the states.”
 “… Thus, Jewry is thriving precisely there where the people are still ignorant, or not free, or economically backward. It is there that Jewry has a champ libre.
“And instead of raising, by its influence, the level of education, instead of increasing knowledge, generating economic fitness in the native population — instead of this the Jew, wherever he has settled, has still more humiliated and debauched the people; there humaneness was still more debased and the educational level fell still lower; there inescapable, inhuman misery, and with it despair, spread still more disgustingly.
“Ask the native population in our border regions: What is propelling the Jew — and has been propelling him for centuries? You will receive a unanimous answer: mercilessness. ‘He has been prompted so many centuries only by pitilessness to us, only by the thirst for our sweat and blood.”
Former prime minister of Poland Marcinkiewicz was rewarded a prize for his help in robbing the Polish people. He got a job at Goldman Sachs. And Goldman Sachs was responsible for the Polish currency speculation. They are nothing more than political dogs waiting for the next elections and the political puppets of big capital...
 Greetings, Marcin
Glory B.
Just as Benjamin Franklin warned, the Jews have pervaded all of our most sacred institutions: finance, education, politics, the arts, and many others.
 The Jews are ubiquitous in America. America’s sons and daughters are sent to war after war to be slaughtered fighting IsraHELL’s enemies.
A single Jew dominates America’s entire economy (Bernie Bernanke). Jews occupy many key positions in the federal government, and most importantly, the Jews control the MEDIA!
 This MEDIA monopoly has allowed the Jews to impose a veritable mind control on the American people. With unprecedented success the Jewish media tells Americans what they can and cannot think.
 Ben Franklin was right. After 230 years the Jews and their corrupted Christian stooges have ruined this country. The American people have become the slaves of the Jews and international Jewry!
Wake up, America! Benjamin Franklin is speaking to us still!
Napa County Debates Communitarian Libertarian Communism

What is autonomous collectivism? [Individualism] What is Libertarian Communism? [British social movement] Is there a philosophy that combines both political theories into one perfect solution? Yes. It's called communitarianism. [Scroll down to continue reading]

Roger Hayes, in the UK Column: The Cat is Out of the Bag
Also read: Our Common Community
Libertarian Communism (Journal)
Libertarian Communism
Libertarian communism is a theory of libertarianism which advocates the abolition of the state and private property, and capitalism in favor of common ownership of the means of production, a direct democracy and self-governance.
According to the anarchist historian Max Nettlau, the first use of the term libertarian communism was in November 1880, when a French anarchist congress employed it to more clearly identify its doctrines. The French anarchist journalist Sébastien Faure, later founder and editor of the four-volume Anarchist Encyclopedia, started the weekly paper Le Libertaire (The Libertarian) in 1895.
See also: Libertarian socialism, Anarchist communism, Libertarian Marxism
 Bolloten, Burnett (1991). The Spanish Civil War: revolution and counterrevolution. UNC Press Books. P.65. ISBN 0-878-1906-9. Retrieved March 25, 2011
Nettlau, Max (1996). A Short History of Anarchism. Freedom Press. p. 145. ISBN 0900384891.Nettlau, Max (1996). A Short History of Anarchism. Freedom Press, p.162, ISBN 0900384891
Robert N. Bellah
Habits of the Heart
Soft Despotism
(First coined by Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America)
[According to Tocqueville, democracy had some unfavorable consequences: the tyranny of the majority over thought, a preoccupation with material goods, and isolated individuals. Democracy in America predicted the violence of party spirit and the judgment of the wise subordinated to the prejudices of the ignorant.]
Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people. Soft despotism gives people the illusion that they are in control, when in fact they have very little influence over their government. Soft despotism breeds fear, uncertainty, and doubt in the general populace. Alexis de Tocqueville observed that this trend was avoided in America only by the "habits of the heart" of its 19th-century populace.
 Dr. Samuel Gregg of The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty (a religious institute), explains:
 In Democracy in America, Tocqueville suggested that democracy was capable of breeding its own form of despotism, albeit one without the edges of Jacobin or Bonapartist dictatorship with which Europeans were all too familiar. The book spoke of “an immense protective power” which took all responsibility for everyone's happiness-just so long as this power remained “sole agent and judge of it.” This power, Tocqueville wrote, would “resemble parental authority” but would try to keep people “in perpetual childhood” by relieving people “from all the trouble of thinking and all the cares of living.”
 Such circumstances might arise, Tocqueville noted, if democracy's progress was accompanied by demands for a leveling of social conditions. The danger was that an obsession with equality was very compatible with increasingly centralized state-power. Leveling social conditions, Tocqueville observed, usually involved using the state to subvert those intermediate associations that reflected social differences, but also limited government-power.
 Tocqueville's vision of “soft-despotism” is thus one of arrangements that mutually corrupt citizens and the democratic state. Citizens vote for those politicians who promise to use the state to give them whatever they want. The political-class delivers, so long as citizens do whatever it says is necessary to provide for everyone's desires. The “softness” of this despotism consists of people's voluntary surrender of their liberty and their tendency to look habitually to the state for their needs.
 In Volume II, Book 4, Chapter 6 of Democracy in America, de Tocqueville writes the following about soft despotism:
 After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.
I have always thought that servitude of the regular, quiet, and gentle kind which I have just described might be combined more easily than is commonly believed with some of the outward forms of freedom, and that it might even establish itself under the wing of the sovereignty of the people.
 Our contemporaries are constantly excited by two conflicting passions: they want to be led, and they wish to remain free. As they cannot destroy either the one or the other of these contrary propensities, they strive to satisfy them both at once. They devise a sole, tutelary, and all-powerful form of government, but elected by the people. They combine the principle of centralization and that of popular sovereignty; this gives them a respite: they console themselves for being in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians. Every man allows himself to be put in leading-strings, because he sees that it is not a person or a class of persons, but the people at large who hold the end of his chain.
 By this system the people shake off their state of dependence just long enough to select their master and then relapse into it again. A great many persons at the present day are quite contented with this sort of compromise between administrative despotism and the sovereignty of the people; and they think they have done enough for the protection of individual freedom when they have surrendered it to the power of the nation at large. This does not satisfy me: the nature of him I am to obey signifies less to me than the fact of extorted obedience. I do not deny, however, that a constitution of this kind appears to me to be infinitely preferable to one which, after having concentrated all the powers of government, should vest them in the hands of an irresponsible person or body of persons. Of all the forms that democratic despotism could assume, the latter would assuredly be the worst.

Search: Communitarianism = Kibbutzism (See references to land trusts)
Communitarianism = Kibbutzism (Glogster’s “Silver Denim”)
Loving Judaism but questioning Israel (Lisa Miller, On Faith, Washington Post)
If politics are personal, then let me say this. I love almost everything about the Judaism I practice: Born into a Jewish family, but raised without any formal religious education, I have in recent years become a member of a Reform synagogue in Brooklyn. I love singing the ancient prayers. I love our rabbis and the families in the congregation who have become our friends. I love that Shabbat gives me a time and a place to converse with my young daughter about gratitude and her responsibility to other people. But certain parts of the Saturday service also give me uncomfortable pause, and during these High Holy Days, this season of introspection and confession for Jews, I might as well come out with it. Each Saturday morning, we praise God who “chooses Israel;” we ask God to “redeem Israel;” we plead with God to “shine a new light on Zion, that we all may swiftly merit its radiance.”
We, the Jewish people, are Israel and Israel is us.
Only these days, I’m not so crazy about Israel – the nation-state, that is. I don’t like that on the eve of these holidays and at the moment when Mahmoud Abbas was making his bid at the United Nations for Palestinian statehood, Israel announced the approval of 1,100 new housing units in East Jerusalem. I’m ashamed that Israel continues to draw criticism from human rights groups for the demolition of homes in the West Bank and, sharing blame with the Palestinians, for waging a conflict over land with the lives of innocent people. Intellectually, I see that Israel the nation-state and Israel the historical-theological concept are separate things, but when I pray, the two ideas reverberate together, and the conflation troubles me. In the practice of Judaism, we petition God to protect “Israel;” I hesitate before I voice this plea.
Leftist intellectuals like Peter Beinart and the late Tony Judt have said that Jews like me will abandon Judaism exactly because of this dissonance, but I have no intention of doing so. Thus stuck, I asked some rabbis for spiritual help. How, I wondered, can I pray to God on behalf of Israel, when I find the actions of that nation state so troubling? How do I comfortably align myself with “Israel,” this name with a million meanings?
Gamely, they endeavored to come to my aid. Wrestling with issues is what Jews do, they all said.  “Israel” is the name given to the patriarch Jacob in Genesis, after he spent all night in combat with an angel. “You shall no longer be called Jacob but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed,” the angel said. “Our name as a people means to struggle with God,” explains Rabbi
Amy Schwartzman, who leads congregation Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Va. You can love the whole – Israel – without always loving each one of its parts, she adds.
Rabbi James Ponet, the Jewish chaplain at Yale and a friend of my family, expands on this idea. The spiritual mission of the Jews is to try to love all Jews, he said. During the High Holy Days, our petitions for forgiveness are personal and singular, he points out, but we say them en masse, standing and sitting next to people we love as well as those we don’t know, don’t like, and who don’t like us. Judaism is a collective, communitarian effort. If we can learn to love all Jews, Ponet argues – which is to say Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Judt, who in 2003 called the State of Israel “an anachronism” – we will have learned to love all humanity. “I need to see ‘Israel’ as a holy name,” says Ponet, ‘that describes living life in this world as an expression of love.”
And when I asked Rabbi Sharon Brous, who leads a vibrant and fast-growing congregation in Los Angeles, to help me find comfort in my prayers for Israel, she chided me. “Comfort is not a religious value,” she said. The point of Judaism is “not to be comfortable. It’s to be unsettled. When you’re uncomfortable you’re awake in the world.” Discomfort leads to action – to activism, and imaginative solutions, and deeper understandings. During these holidays, I will pray for Israel and in doing so will try to take the wisdom my counselors to heart. They haven’t talked me out of my discomfort – only to see that discomfort is part of the deal.
Social philosophy: Communitarianism
Communitarianism as a group of related but distinct philosophies (or ideologies) began in the late 20th century, opposing classical liberalism and capitalism while advocating phenomena such as civil society. Not necessarily hostile to social liberalism, communitarianism rather has a different emphasis, shifting the focus of interest toward communities and societies and away from the individual. The question of priority, whether for the individual or community, must be determined in dealing with pressing ethical questions about a variety of social issues, such as health care, abortion, multiculturalism, and hate speech.
The Communitarian Anarchism of Gustav Landauer, by Larry Gambone
Literary & Historical Utopias
New Testament, Book of Acts, chapter 2: 42, 44, and 45: 42
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and in fellowship ... 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things in common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Acts 42: 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. 34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. 36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, 37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. (King James Version)
Utopia Theory in History: Christianopolis

The following letters were published in Napa Valley Register, California.

Sustainable nightmare to plague Napa County
By Kevin Eggers | Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:00 AM Napa Valley Register

It’s been over three years since Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd told me Agenda 21 was the plan for Napa County. Agenda 21 is the blueprint for implementing the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development goals for “Economy, Equity and Environment.” These U.N. goals are in the Napa County General Plan. The U.N. continues to sell Agenda 21 as a sustainable utopian dream for Earth’s future, but Agenda 21 will be a sustainable nightmare for Napa County.

When I researched U.N. Agenda 21’s website and read related documents and articles in 2006, it was obvious the laws and regulations to meet Agenda 21’s international requirements were going to gradually smother our freedoms. Thinking I was doing the right thing, I hand-delivered Michael Shaw’s “Understanding Sustainable Development (Agenda 2l): A Guide for Public Officials” to Supervisor Dodd’s office in October 2006. Shaw was a member of the Agenda 21 bureaucracy in Santa Cruz, and described the scope of sustainable development in his guide. I was warning Dodd because we were already conversing about stopping Measure I. Dodd wasn’t in his office when I arrived, but Shaw’s guide was left on Dodd’s desk with a note from me. The next morning when Dodd called, I was shocked when he told me Agenda 21 was already the plan for Napa County. Until Dodd told me, I had no idea Agenda 21 existed in Napa County. Since then, I’ve done more research and learned from citizens exposing Agenda 21 in other communities.

I recently visited Niki Raapana, an expert on communitarianism, who has collected over 10,000 documents relating to communitarianism and Agenda 21. Communitarianism is the collectivist philosophy behind most of our government’s policies, including Agenda 21. While discussing how the health care bill passed, former president Bill Clinton said on ABC News that America is “more communitarian” than in 1994.

Communitarianism calls for “balancing the rights of the individual with the rights of the community.” Public officials decide what “community rights” are, which are really their goals. By convincing citizens, “we’re doing it for the community,” public officials believe they can balance away our constitutionally protected rights (through laws and regulations) to accomplish their goals. Raapana became aware of Communitarianism when Seattle officials were telling Raapana that America had “evolved” and her Fourth Amendment rights had been balanced against the rights of the community. Napa County’s General Plan also calls for balancing “the rights of the individual with those of the community.”

Agenda 21 is rarely called Agenda 21 and is usually called some kind of “community vision for the future” — they want citizens to believe their community plan was developed within their own community, not from U.N. guidelines. When Raapana confronted Seattle officials in 1999, she was labeled a “conspiracy theorist” for suggesting Seattle’s plan was U.N. Local Agenda 21. Originally denying it, now Seattle City Council member Margaret Pageler (who Raapana confronted in 1999) states on her website how Seattle’s plan “parallels Local Agenda 21.”

The Spokane Patriots (The Action-Driven Tea Party) discovered Agenda 21 in their city. The Spokane Patriots went through the legal process and are obtaining the necessary signatures to get U.N.-connected organizations (and U.N. directives) on the ballot in November, to vote them out. This hasn’t deterred Spokane’s City Council that voted June 28 to adopt “sustainable development” as Spokane’s goal for the future.

Rosa Koire, a Santa Rosa resident, is a Democrat whose partner Kay was president of the largest neighborhood association in Santa Rosa. Koire discovered firsthand how government-sponsored “neighborhood associations” are being used to “create the illusion of community buy-in.” According to Koire, “The government wants citizen buy-in, but they actually manage it by creating their own government-sponsored neighborhood associations and then manufacture consent.”

Raapana also discovered how neighborhood associations “rule the community by consensus.”

Do neighborhood associations influence Napa’s consensus? Are they connected to Agenda 21? According to the Village Napa website, Napa City council member Peter Mott helped form a coordinating committee called Association of Napa Neighborhoods, which is “to assist and mutually coordinate neighborhood associations.” Village Napa describes how to organize your neighborhood. Village Napa also boasts how Cuba is the only country to meet the “minimum standards” for “sustainable development” and how Cuba is a “model of sustainability for the rest of the world.”

What freedom do Cubans have in their “model of sustainability?” According to Wikipedia, Cuba is guided by the ideas of “Marx, Engels and Lenin.” Cuba’s constitution describes the Communist Party of Cuba as the “leading force of society and the state.” Cuba has a “state-controlled planned economy.” Cuba’s government “represses nearly all forms of dissent” and systematically denies nearly every “basic right.” Are these the lofty goals of Napa County’s Agenda 21 Sustainable Development plan?

Significant websites: Rosa Koire: ; Niki Raapana: ; Michael Shaw: ; and Spokane Patriots: .

(Eggers lives in Napa.)
After months of emails and phone calls, Kevin and his wife came to visit me this past May. It was a short visit and all we did was talk. He told me he uses our book, 2020: Our Common Destiny in his speeches and presentations about UN Local Agenda 21 in Napa County, California. He brings copies of Etzioni's book and ours to show there are two underlying opposing arguments. He tries to make it clear that communitarianism is not the perfect solution to the conflict between the left and the right. He shows there is well referenced opposition.

When Marx said the final solution to all the Hegelian conflicts would be so perfect it gives rise to no opposition, he meant all opposition would be silenced. Our ACL arguments against the perfect solution prove it is not perfect, and that is why our arguments can never enter the (non-existent) national debates. That Kevin has managed to introduce the core opposition issue to Napa County is nothing short of a miracle. Of course it's possible most residents who read the Napa Valley Register have had no training or education in logic or critical thinking; this will make it somewhat difficult for them to identify fallacious reasoning. But, Americans can still see b.s. if they take the time to absorb the communitarian arguments for "community government."

This response to Egger's letter to the editor is a perfect example of how communitarians think. It's also revealing that the Napa Valley Register labeled the response an "alternative approach to communitarianism," when in fact the letter perfectly describes the communitarian synthesis!

The bottom line here is the communitarians think Americans are so stupid they will fall for this:

An alternative approach to communitarianism
"This model combines elements of the libertarian and communist philosophy."
By Alex Shantz | Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Napa Valley Register

On July 11, Kevin Eggers wrote a scathing article against communitarianism entitled “Sustainable nightmare to plague Napa County.”

Eggers states that communitarianism is a philosophy whereby individual rights are balanced with community rights. He then goes on to claim that “public officials decide what ‘community rights’ are.” It is presumed that under communitarianism (or likely any collective situation according to Eggers), community rights are determined by public officials rather than the people. This isn’t necessarily the case.

Allow me to put forth an alternative model. People gather collectively and autonomously, independent from any public official, to form their own associations. The people within these associations can structure their associations however they want. Perhaps some associations will have a voting system to elect leaders to make decisions. Perhaps some associations will have people vote on every decision made. Perhaps other associations will be entirely consensus based.

The functions of these associations would be to facilitate the process whereby people’s needs are met, conflicts are resolved and resources are combined and allocated.

This model combines elements of the libertarian and communist philosophy. It is libertarian in the sense that this model is radically decentralized.

The state would be entirely eliminated from the picture. Communities would be truly localized and entirely autonomous. However, this model would also be communist insofar as it would be a stateless and classless situation in which every individual would have equal say within the decision-making process.

The libertarian element would ensure that individual needs and desires are not overlooked by valuing autonomy while the communist element would offer a support system to alleviate certain burdens from the individual. This model could be described as libertarian communism or even anarcho-collectivism. {Link added by Niki}

Most importantly, and to dispute Eggers’ point, this model would necessitate the people determine the rights of the community rather than public officials.

While sustainability practices limit the individual freedoms in places like Cuba or Europe, it is not the philosophy of sustainability that is at fault, but the big government which oppresses the people.

Agenda 21 is merely an advisory plan, not a blueprint to Cuban-style statism. Need I add that there are thousands of people in Napa Valley that would fight to prevent a dictatorship from occurring in our cities?

To end on a personal note: in many regards I wish to see the Tea Party as allies. Their rhetoric claims to critique tyrannical government. However, they are inconsistent in terms of applying their critique of tyranny to corporations. Furthermore, their rugged individualist ideal undermines any notion of community.

A new generation is rising up. This generation is calling for an end to the tyranny of government and corporations while emphasizing the need for autonomous collectivism.

(Shantz lives in Napa.)
Notice Shantz uses ZERO references in his rebuttal letter, whereas Eggers gives numerous citations. Readers are to believe Shantz because...... well... just because.

Communitarians loosely base their autonomous collectivism on British/Dutch Imperialism, Fascism, Nazism, Marxism, Kibbutzim, the Kabbalah, Gaia, Dagon, the Talmud and Christianity. They always insist America's rugged individualism is the big barrier to global communitarian peace and justice. But "rugged individualism" is just a replacement term for the U.S. Bill of Rights, which defines the LEGAL rights of individuals. Communitarian plans, programs, policies and Executive Orders change US Rule of Law into Global Communitarian Law.

Shantz does tell the truth about how communitarianism combines elements of libertarianism and communism. For this he could have cited numerous communitarian books by A. Etzioni and his followers. Hell, he could have cited our Anti Communitarian Manifesto to prove this point.

Shantz's biggest lie about communitarianism and LA21: "People gather collectively and autonomously, independent from any public official, to form their own associations." There is absolutely zero evidence that one neighborhood meeting in the USA that planned a vision for the community's future based on sustainable development and LA21 was not started by communitarian agents for change. Most Americans still do not even know these meetings are taking place. This is nation taking by stealth and lies, and the less people know about it the better the comms' chances for successfully merging the United Soviet States of Russia & America with Cuba, China, the EU, the UK and Israel. LA 21 Plans exist for every nation in the world.

Notice Shantz never once addresses the fact that if sustainable development and LA21 were legitimate plans then the American people would have been asked to vote on adopting such dramatic and unconstitutional changes. Instead, because it's a total lie, these plans were introduced and passed across America by little groups of communitarians like Shantz.

Shantz claims, exactly like the theory of communism does, that once everyone agrees to adopt their noble collectivist principles, "The state would be entirely eliminated from the picture." Did anyone notice the Russians or the Chinese eliminating the State from the picture, even after they eliminated all the opposition? When did Castro hand over his power to the "people?" Did anyone notice how many "former" KGB agents and Chinese police chiefs are training American police in communitarian policing these days?

Why didn't Shantz use what communism did for Cambodia in the 1970s as an example?

Where is there one shred of evidence that communist leaders eliminate their state power once they gain power? They don't. It doesn't exist. But gee, maybe... since millions already fell for that lie... and the rest were shot... millions more will keep falling for it. Right, Shantz?
Lies and Damnable Lies
Social scientists have long recognized a common human trait called 'cognitive dissonance' – essentially, that peculiar feeling of holding two conflicting thoughts at once.
A lesser known trait is that all of us lie. In fact, we lie constantly – it's just part of our nature to lie.
We understand a half-truth – whether it's borne from human error… it relies on etiquette, bespeaks of noble intentions and political correctness… or even if it's just an iitty-bitty lie promulgated by uncertainty… or by an unconscious omission of material facts – is, after all's said and done, still an untruth.
Therefore, dear friends, it's an out-and-out lie!
I know, some might insist an untruth can be just a simple-minded 'white lie'… just a fib… and not so much a bald-faced lie at all…
… If you get my drift… as I'm sure… you do.
These lies bedevil us so often that I wonder if the lies start to multiply as soon as we form the words for them. In our struggles for 'goodness' and 'truth', and perhaps just simply to get along in our day-to-day affairs without doing too much harm, we in truth may not intend to lie.
May it be... that we try not to be found out... about our camouflages... our several intents and purposes... with their nuanced double meanings... or our mostly hidden subterfuges... instead?
Oh well, one way or another, you just know we're going to lie. And we're perfectly capable of telling some real whoppers too. Whether those lies are dictated-to ourselves, or to anyone else within earshot… it makes no damned difference… whatsoever.
So why don't we just come clean about our lying? Without even knowing about it, we can still tell lies. Even when we pretty well know it, we tell some mighty tall tales.
That's why everything presumably 'known' and repeated under the sun makes us all out to be chronic liars – and that's because the entire body of beliefs, half-truths, stilted conjectures, expert opinions, innuendos and inferences, empirical evidence, and laughable lies we call 'knowledge'... is just too many times... a circulating series of half-baked ideas… dreamed up of course… by someone else.
And so that's the way it is; and it's the way of the world, I'm afraid – full of lies and damned lies...
... The big liars and… you and me… the not-so-big liars – which is why some are more sweet... than others.
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