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Life, Liberty and Property: Let Freedom Ring
Thursday, 04 March 2010 06:35
by Robert Singer

My articles cover politics and the financial and environmental implications of our consumer society and I make a prima facie case that:

The Federal Reserve isn't evil because they print our money and make us pay interest on the principal,

They are evil because, until October of 2008, the monetary policy that created money out of "thin air", so we could live the American Dream, put humanity at the "unknown points of no return."

According to the GEO4, a massive United Nations report, the planet is in "dire environmental straits and we have probably passed the "unknown points of no return" because humanity's footprint [its environmental demand] is 21.9 hectares per person while the Earth's biological capacity is, on average, only 15.7 ha/person."

There are only three possibilities for how we passed the "unknown points of no return", and the first two make no sense:

1. Those scoundrels of our filtered history books, The Global Financial Elite (TGFE), behind the Federal Reserve, Rockefeller, Kuhn, Loeb and Morgan were inept, corrupt or just "stupid when they gave up their real wealth: raw materials, commodities, copper, iron ore, petroleum, lead, copper, silver and gold in exchange for $500 trillion of the fiat currency (monopoly money) they created out of "thin air" so Americans could "trash the planet". (Dem Bones is Connected To De Debt Bone)

2. TGFE are really benevolent and wanted their former serfs and slaves to have the highest standard of living for the last 75 years. (Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité Providence, Miracle or What Really Happened)

We probably passed the "unknown points of no return" because our last President Bush was deadly serious when, after rejecting the global climate change targets of the July 2008 G8 summit, he said, "Goodbye, from the (then) world's biggest polluter."

George W. Bush connected to the Federal Reserve and TGFE, while president lost the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq, but was winning the war waged on the environment.

Therefore, you might conclude I have a tin-foil hat conspiracy theory for those scoundrels behind the Federal Reserve and TGFE convincing us to go shopping for useless toxic "stuff".

But to suppose a conspiracy to environmentally damage and pollute the planet taking into consideration, national, international, state, regional and local governments then adjusting for the intricacies of population diversity, mentality and attitudes with all its inimitable contrivances, that an ecocide conspiracy could have been orchestrated by TGFE, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.

However what is not absurd:

TGFE understood "the science of historical motivation," (i.e. psychohistory the study of psychology and history) and the principle of methodological individualism (Broadbeck; Danto; Mandelbaum).

Methodological individualism is the theory that "the ultimate constituents of the social world are individual people. Every complex situation, institution, or event is the result of a particular configuration and the interactions of groups - nations, political parties, gangs or tribes of individuals, their dispositions and beliefs, and physical resources and environments" (Danto, 267).

The Declaration of Independence shaped the "dispositions and beliefs" of individual and group human behavior when the document drew upon Christianity and the writings of the English philosopher, John Locke.

[Note: The following is either summarized or taken directly from Wealth is not the Problem BlogSpot]

The famous document proclaimed "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" to be inalienable rights, but the Bill of Rights changed the phrase to "life, liberty and property". [Americans] ". . . are entitled to life, liberty and property . . ." (Declaration of Rights by First Continental Congress, 1774)

In his famous work "Two Treatises on Government" (1690), Locke declared that all men have the natural (inalienable) rights of "life, liberty and estate (property)."

Notably, the Declaration of Independence does not emphasize a right to pursue property, however, speaking instead in favor of pursuit of happiness.

Locke said that "no one ought to harm another in his life, liberty, or possessions": they are the champions with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." The fact that this document was approved in Virginia just days before the Third Continental Congress met indicates that Jefferson was not influenced by it.

"The right to Property is a key bulwark in maintaining our right to Life. It helps set proper limits to the types of justifiable actions between humans. It provides a concrete way of detecting when the initiation of force has occurred. The initiation of force is the way that rights are violated, the peace disturbed, the means of prosperity destroyed.

According to the founding fathers, for peace, prosperity and the pursuit of happiness to exist in the world, we must once again recognize the right to Property as inalienable, as the physical expression of our Right to Life.

What is Property? Property is simply the material goods which result from our labor. In other words, our Property is our wealth. And"

Wealth (i.e. Property) is not the problem.

Wealth is the solution: the solution to prosperity, to peace, to human flourishing...to human life." [End of excerpt from Wealth is not the Problem BlogSpot]

We have had 100 years of unprecedented private prosperity (property).

Was wealth the solution to "prosperity, to peace, to human flourishing...to human life" or was wealth responsible for putting the planet at the "unknown points of no return"?

Robert Singer writes for OpedNews,The Market Oracle and The Peoples Voice.

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you."-- Don Marquis

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