West Palm Beach, FL – (RSJ): I wrote this after reading a recent article by Peter Schiff in the Daily Bell. In this article he details his day at a Occupy Wall Street Protest. Not to quote, but his finding were that many protesters do not understand even basic socio-economics, and therefore are protesting the wrong issues. See what you think. http://www.thedailybell.com/3177/Peter-Schiff-In-Defense-of-the-1
I’m not much in favor of protesting in such a manner as it is still politicking which does not work well, but it does allow us to contemplate some of the underlying problems, that those who do understand the issues face. Thinking that shouting and holding up contradictory signs in the streets will somehow “force” the oligarchs to change their policy positions, is a bit naïve. Violence gets their attention, but do you really want to do that, if there is a better way.
Not only are we up against an insidious deception formulated by the ultra wealthy ruling Oligarchies, we are up against those that have been deceived by their propaganda. We are also up against their cronies, minions and lackeys as I like to call them, who benefit from the current Cronyism and state of affairs. I won’t go into my definitions of those characters at the moments, but you can formulate your own if you like. No one has ultimate authority over language, so knock yourself out. Challenging traditions and practicing conventions is the first step to a free mind.
Education is obviously essential, so The Daily Bell and others that offer rational and logical commentaries and narratives on the many social issues we face, if we are ever going to improve some of the weaknesses of human nature. Even among those educated, there are obviously still huge weaknesses in our movement.
I believe that most humans lack either the ability or desire to communicate effectively to solve social problems. I believe that educating them to be able to communicate effectively is possible, at least for most and that is all we need to accomplish in the area of education. Once they learn the basics of socio-economics, it is a rude awakening that forever changes a person’s psyche. Consciousness for many becomes a curse, as you now know the real problems and, trust me, getting other to see the light or as importantly care, is not easy and quite exasperating; thus apathy sets in.
The difficulties of both explaining and comprehending socio-economic realities and anti-statist solutions, is as much a problem to the movement for liberty as human nature itself. People get highly apathetic and discouraged on both sides, faced with enormous amount of both truths and misinformation from advocates and enemies. The human mind appears to be a programmable computer that craves regurgitating information prior to having all the facts. This is not the
basis for this composition, but I surely would be interested in getting others opinions and solutions on this subject. Some believe it is various teaching methods introduced in the early twentieth century and still practiced today that have hampered individuals in advancing the ability to effectively communicate, especially being introduced to the higher amount of knowledge the world has ever experienced
Our self interests, necessary for self survival, get in the way of being able to effectively focus collectively to solve our social problems. From prosperity to Justice, we have fallen well short of a civil society and just because your self-interests are currently being fulfills, does not negate the evidence, for those that have and are being adversely effective by our barbaric system. The system has placed such burdens and privileges on the Citizens, that it has created a huge divide shown in recent elections, assuming they’re not rigged.
We all know it is the system itself that is the problem. How can an institution, “Government”, whose economic foundation, being based on and operated by force, legalized graft, theft and coercion, promote or foster an ethical and civil society? If you can answer that question, as an advocate of statism, then you obviously need to stop reading and show us your plans. As we see, Obama, Bernanke and Geitner are currently speechless on rational potential improvements to our fascist economy.
It is my opinion that only providing free market solutions to free market problems will work, and just because we are unable to get people to do it, does not mean that this is not correct. What it does mean, is that we are failing in our methods to educate and organize our efforts. I believe that all the education tools have and continue to be advanced, so we are just failing in our methods and procedures to institute our free market principles. I almost said policies, but as we all know, the policy is very simple and already exists and that it is the repeal or dismantling of fascist policies that we are struggling with.
Many Individuals still want to erroneously believe that there are political solutions to the socio-economic problems that we are all aware of. The oligarchs have embraced government therefore that should give us a huge clue as to how government is used and that it is “NOT” the vehicle that we should be using. Does Ron and Rand Paul educate from the political platform; surely. Does it send a wrong fundamental message, that we should participate in the political arena to attempt to effect socio-economic policy; you bet yea.
Is not the Libertarian Party a contradiction and surely one of the very reasons that it has been so ineffective? Since the LPs inception, the government itself, manipulated by the oligarchs and their mass media propaganda machine, have easily marginalized the LP. The Tea Party which I don’t think is even a real political party has gotten more press, as has the Wall Street Protests. Come on people, stop falling for and get out of the political game that we all oppose.
We are falling for the very same propaganda that allows the oligarchs to continue their never-ending exploits. The tell each generation to get involved and make a difference. Then they appear to recruit the more ambitious to assist in quelling any dissention.
We need to go Galt in a political sense, and that means even those like Ron and Rand Paul. But before we do this, we need to create a system that is an improvement over the existing one and we need a system which will foster the communications necessary to implement the improved system. We can do this…..and I’m positive that there are methods to assist us in this goal.
For instance, a researcher by the name of John David Garcia did some very interesting studies in the area of group leadership and dynamics in the mid 1950’s. He found from his experiments that a group of eight people, 4 women and 4 men, deciding unanimously, provided the greatest level of creativity and communications. Bob Podolsky, a psychotherapist, continued his work and has come up with some very interesting observations and methods to enhance group dynamics. Bob, Thomas Costanza and I are starting a group that will concentrate on putting together, what are being called octalogs, to begin to use them to facilitate and improve effective communications between individuals
within these groups. Not only will these groups become more effective at accomplishing their goals, the individuals themselves learn how to achieve their own goals, as no one is limited in the number of groups they can participate in. What we have is a method of individual and group improvement that can be utilized by everyone. Let face it, we need something unless you are happy with the various institutions now monopolizing our world. Let’s get off the merry-go-round, I’m getting dizzy.