Monday, August 8, 2011

Freedom to Feudalism

Anthony Freda "Liberty Upended"
Ethan Jacobs, J.D.
Activist Post

When the Freemasonic “republic” called the United States was founded in 1776, there was no income tax and the people were generally free to do what they liked, so long as they did not injure the person or property of another.  Unfortunately, each year the state and federal governments, which have always been controlled by “special interests,” passed more and more laws, destroying the people's freedom - death by a thousand cuts.  The United States and the rest of the world now live under the New World Order's refined neo-feudal system.

Feudalism was present in medieval Europe:
Feudal systems in antique societies usually had the common feature of being ruled by an extremely wealthy and powerful upper class (nobles and aristocrats) with nearly complete legal power over the lives and well-being of the impoverished lower classes of laborers, craftsmen, service professionals, farmer workers, and bond-servants (individuals with debts so excessive that their only legal options were debtor's prison, life as homeless 'outlaws,' or service to the upper class as serfs or houseservants). The feudal upper classes were not subject to the same set of laws as the lower classes. Thus one of the basic criteria for categorizing a society feudalistic might be simply that its laws and customs are designed to best serve the landed and wealthy while offering substantially lesser legal protections to the landless and working classes and those in debt.
Sound familiar?

Neofeudalism is what we have now: 
"Neofeudalism literally means 'new feudalism' and implies a contemporary rebirth of policies of governance and economy reminiscent of those present in many pre-industrial feudal societies. The concept is one in which government policies are instituted with the effect (deliberate or otherwise) of systematically increasing the wealth gap between the rich and the poor while increasing the power of the rich and decreasing the power of the poor."
For the serfs (individual workers and producers), the Cost of Government Day (COGD), the day of the calendar year on which the average American worker has earned enough gross income to pay off his or her share of the spending and regulatory burdens imposed by government on the federal, state, and local levels, is now August 19, the latest date ever recorded.  This means that the average American must work 230 days, or 63% of the year, to pay for the full cost of government.  It also means that you keep only 37 percent of your labor.  63 out of every 100 hours you work is to pay for government.

For the lords (banksters, “royalty,” large corporations and think tanks) such as General Electric, no federal taxes were paid in 2010 on U.S. profits of $5.1 billion.  Similarly, between 2008 and 2010, Wells Fargo made a total profit of $49.37 billion dollars.  Over that same time period, their tax bill was negative $681 million, meaning that Wells Fargo actually received 681 million dollars back from the U.S. government (excluding bailout funds).

Review this list of taxes, fees, and regulations and then try to sing the Star-Spangled Banner with sincerity. Is the U.S. really land of the free and home of the brave?  Or is it a nation of beaten down serfs trying to survive in the “green service economy?” Have we the serfs been conditioned to let our corporate and government lords whip us harder Kunta Kinte in Roots, as his fellow slaves stood idly by, too scared overthrow the slave master they greatly outnumbered?

In fact the average American worker must labor 74 days just to cover the costs of federal, state, and local regulations.  As economist Paul Craig Roberts writes:
Few Americans realize that over the last 94 years they have been enserfed and have no more rights to their own labor than medieval serfs or 19th-century slaves… In 'free' America today, ordinary Americans have no more claim to their own labor than a medieval serf.  Some 19th-century slaves, whose skills were worth more in towns than on plantations, were leased by their owners to businesses in towns. The businesses would remit half of the slave's wages to the owner. Out of the remainder, slaves could save enough to purchase their freedom.  Today, we cannot purchase our freedom from the IRS.
However, the international banksters that own the private federal reserve and control the federal government live like royalty.  After years of making huge profits during the real estate bubble, the banks have been bailed-out during the post bubble collapse.
The U.S. Federal Reserve gave out $16.1 trillion in emergency loans to U.S. and foreign financial institutions between Dec. 1, 2007 and July 21, 2010, according to figures produced by the government's first-ever audit of the central bank.  Last year, the gross domestic product of the entire U.S. economy was $14.5 trillion.  Of the $16.1 trillion loaned out, $3.08 trillion went to financial institutions in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium, the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) analysis shows. Out of all borrowers, Citigroup received the most financial assistance from the Fed, at $2.5 trillion. Morgan Stanley came in second with $2.04 trillion, followed by Merill Lynch at $1.9 trillion and Bank of America at $1.3 trillion.
Likewise, tax-free foundations such as those of Carnegie, Ford, Rockefeller, and Bill and Melinda Gates pay no taxes while influencing political and social policy.

In conclusion, those living in the United States and most of the world are serfs in a Neo-feudal system controlled by an extremely small number of bankster/globalist lords.  However, abolishing this system and restoring man to his natural and free state is possible.  To accomplish this, the largest banks and corporations must be boycotted and the private Federal Reserve dissolved.  Additionally, all stocks of globalist corporations must be sold, including shares of mutual funds that invest in them.

Ethan Jacobs is founder of Beachday Surfwear.  He holds a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  Ethan’s passion is researching and writing about important issues to defeat every form of tyranny over the mind of man.





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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How does one explain to a people what freedom is when those very people have never experienced it?

With very few exceptions, the majority of people alive today were born into slavery. The fact the slaves are allowed to free range doesn't diminish the fact they are slaves. Ask those same people to let go the need for a ruler and master and they will reject the ideo outright and in some cases attack the person who suggests it as a utopian heretic.

It is my opinion that slaves cannot conceive of the concept of freedom having never had it. They are terrified of it. Yet every day they will wave a flag and proclaim themselves to be free because their master tells them they are....ironic...''none are more hopelessly enslaved them those who believe they are free.''

Anonymous said...

340 million x 1 million dollars = 340 trillion dollars

Anonymous said...

Excellent article, however your math is not so good. 340 million x 1 million does not equal 340 million. 340 million x 1 = 340 million.

Anonymous said...

and the people were generally free to do what they liked, so long as they did not injure the person or property of another."

"...as long as they did not injure the person or property of another."

Wow! Who then were the Indians that were killed...to take their land?

And who were the Black slaves, that were "not injured?"

Anonymous said...

Math aside, it would create hideous inflation if all the serfs suddenly had cash. But imagine if that had been the Fed/Govt's solution to bad assets: Let's give everyone enough cash to keep their lifestyle at bubble levels and beyond. That is exactly what has been done for investment banking.

So while our incomes adjust to the so-called new normal, rents and other necessities haven't gone down. Ordinary people are getting hit from both directions.

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Activist said...

Thanks to those who reviewed the faulty math in the original post.

Anonymous said...

Ethan Jacobs, JD - you are RIGHT ON TARGET!

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Anonymous said...

How delightfully simple the outlook of a libertarian is. With only the level of taxation and the size of government to worry about, the consideration being, how it impacts the individual - Me.
The world, unfortunately, is much more complex politically and economically, not to mention that the assumption that government is intrinsically evil is baseless.
Government is not the same thing as the public sphere. Healthy public sphere is necessary to a civilized society - public infrastructure, education, health care, social safety net, regulation of business, protection of our health and environment... The public sphere benefits the ordinary people and protects them from predatory practices of big money. That is why big money hates all of it. Unless you are one of the top 1% of earners in this country, then wake up and stop supporting them and shooting yourself in the foot... The policies of low taxation at the top, small government expenditures and regulation benefit only the ruling elites at the top and will turn all of us into the slaves you are so concerned about.
The fact that the ruling elites have taken over our government and made it to serve only them, does not change any of this. Any civilized society needs a government, the question is, whom is the government serving, the elites, or the ordinary working people?
What is needed here, is a change of focus from: what is best for Me? into: we are in this together as a society, what is best for Us?

Gnome Deguerre said...

Gnome Deguerre said...

How delightfully simple the outlook of a progressive-statist is. With only the level of taxation and the size of government to worry about, the consideration being, how it impacts society - the collective.
The world, unfortunately, is much more complex politically and economically. Not to mention that the assumption by progressives that humans left to act freely is intrinsically evil and exploitative is baseless.
Freedom is not the same thing as anarchy. Healthy private sphere is necessary to a civilized society - private property, private infrastructure, non-government propagandist education, free market health care, voluntary charity which promotes community and community, activist personal interest in ones social safety net, de-cartelization of business, prosecution of pollutors as a violation of property rights...

The private sphere benefits the ordinary people and protects them from predatory practices of big, predatory, looting government which owns a monopoly on force.

That is why big money hates libertarians a laissez faire- because they cannot game such a system. Unless you are one of the top 1% of earners in this country and connected to the government bailout teat, then wake up and stop supporting them and shooting yourself in the foot... The policies of high regulations coming from the top, big government expenditures and regulation benefit only the ruling government elites at the top and will turn all of us into the slaves you are so concerned about.
The fact that the government elites have taken over our economic system and made it to serve only them, does not change any of this. Any civilized society needs a marketplace, the question is, whom is the government serving, the elites, or the ordinary working people?
What is needed here, is a change of focus from: what is best for The State? into: we are all ordained with unalienable, INDIVIDUAL rights in this society, what is best for You is best for all of us.

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