Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Serfdom and the Feudal System: What’s Old is New Again

Daisy Luther, Contributor
Activist Post

The period of history from the 5th to the 15th century was known as the Middle Ages.  During this time, the law of the land in Europe was known as the “feudal system.”  This was the manner in which the upper 10% (the nobility) controlled the lower 90% (the serfs or peasants).

There were a few kings who were very wealthy and powerful, who owned all of the land.  To maintain control of this land, it was broken into fiefdoms and pieces were given to friends of the kings (barons).  The barons then allotted land to their friends and allies in order to govern efficiently.  It was in this manner that the “nobility” was created, and the land passed down through these select few families by manner of inheritances.

The reward of  being delegated this control came at a price.  To maintain the control of the fiefdoms, manors and estates, the nobility had to pledge fealty to the kings and pay them taxes and homage.

It is estimated that just over 90% of the population of Europe were peasants.  Most peasants were basically slaves.  They were provided with a small shelter on an inferior piece of land and the “protection” of the noble in charge of that area. In return, they worked for the estate, farming the land with no recompense, paying taxes and having no control over their own lives.  Some peasants were “free” and had their own small businesses: blacksmiths, carpenters, bakers, etc.  They paid for the protection of the “lord” with money, goods and services.

Peasants had few rights.  They could be taxed at any time, were obligated to use (and pay for) services of the manor like mills or large ovens, and had to request permission for marriages, change of locations or educating their children.

Each year, the peasant was required to give the best part of his harvest to the lord of the manor. The peasants were not allowed to own things that made their lives easier, like oxen or horses, for example. A peasant did not own the land on which he lived and was therefore obligated to live where he was told, grow what he was told, and farm in the manner in which he was told. They were not allowed to hunt on the lord’s land – poaching was an offense punishable by death.  They were not allowed to cut trees for firewood, but forced to gather fallen branches in order to stay warm.  A peasant was not allowed to have real, effective weapons – those were reserved for the armies of the nobility, in order to keep the peasants in line and immediately quell any quest for dignity and independence.

Most of the peasants seemed content with the arrangement because they received security and safety from the lord.  He was obligated to protect them from marauders and barbarians, and provide enough land for subsistence. Serfs could be used as a commodity, and traded.  If the control of the land changed hands, the serfs were included in the transaction. 

Is it really a leap to say that we are still living on the feudal system?

Members of the global elite still meet and choose the leaders of the world, based on which of those leaders will “swear fealty” by agreeing to the agenda set forth by said elite.  The Bilderberg group, with their influence on world policy and finance, are the king-makers – future leaders are vetted by them, then their campaigns are fully funded.  In this way, control trickles down but it is just one small group of people who actually call the shots.


On a more local  level, think about the home you “own.”  The properties that we think we own are taxed on an annual basis in most places.  As the economic debt goes higher and higher every year, so do our property taxes.   As we improve our properties, our taxes increase.  If you think you really own your home or land, try skipping your tax payment and you’ll see how quickly the true owners appear. We are merely tenants.

Our income taxes go up every time the barons government, needs more money.  This leaves us with less money for us to feed our families.  Income tax is not optional – it comes off your paycheck before you see a dime of it.  You are paying for the privilege of working.

We must be granted permission and pay even more taxes for the privilege of going about our every day lives.  We must purchase a license to  drive on the roads, build on our properties, or hunt and fish to feed our families.  Even with a license, hunting is only allowed at certain times per year – self-sufficiently feeding your family with game outside the specific 2 week windows throughout the year is illegal.  If we farm, we are obligated to comply with overbearing regulations in order to sell our home-raised food to others. If we choose to farm without chemicals and toxins, we aren’t allowed to advertise the fact without filling out crippling reams of paperwork.  We must bow to the FDA and destroy some of the nutrients in our food (pasteurization) if we want to sell it to others.

Speaking of monopolies, Monsanto, aided and abetted by friends at the FDA, is attempting to take over the farming industry. If a farmer refuses to use the frankenseeds, and a bit of pollen drifts over from a nearby farm who has sold out to Big Agri, the independent farmer can be taken to court and sued into oblivion, losing his property and his livelihood.

If we choose to educate our children at home and raise independent thinkers, we must also be subject to “oversight”.  Most states have a governing board which tests home-schooled children on an annual basis.  Parents are told what their children must learn and the timeline on which they must learn it.

Parents are still taxed to subsidize the schools that their children do not attend and must pay out of pocket for the approved educational material they must use to teach the children. The government frowns upon children being independently educated, as this does not create the obedient serfs that the public schools system is designed to churn out.

In return for all of the permissions we must purchase annually, we are all under the “protective” wing of our respective governments.

These feudal lords dole out food via welfare programs, healthcare and medication via government standards, and brainwashing education for the children.  In the US, for example, the Rubicon has been crossed in that more people receive “benefits” from a government program than do not. The system is not designed to help people get back on their feet – it has been created to establish a system of dependency.

People are forcibly injected with toxic vaccines and doled out psychiatric medications.  Whereas once education was not legal, now people are being purposely dumbed down and chemically subdued in order to quell any thought of rebellion.  A government-induced apathy keeps the masses tame and docile.

Weapons have already been restricted in many countries and are being targeted by the US government right now.  Only the knights – er, the military and the police – should have weapons, in order to quell any potential rebellion by the peasants – us.  The US government has famously made enormous purchases of weapons and ammunition over the past year, while working diligently to remove weapons from the hands of the people.

Agenda 21, a document devised by the United Nations, goes even further to separate the 90% from the 10%.  In the name of tree-hugging largess,  A-21 is quietly working to round up the peasants and place them in cities, with massive restrictions on their movement.  Through public transit that only goes to certain places, A-21 is “keeping the peasants on the estate”.  People are shoehorned into tiny apartments with no opportunity to become self-sufficient and grown their own food.  Using “national land” (parks) requires payment in many areas.  Even the collection and use of rainwater is being targeted by Agenda 21, sending the very clear message:  WE OWN EVERYTHING.

The original feudal system began to decline with the Peasant’s Revolt in 1381.  After the Black Death reduced the population by over one-third, there were not enough peasants to get in the harvests.  The serfs seized the opportunity, refusing to work, refusing to pay rent and running away from the estates on which they lived.  The lords were forced to negotiate with better terms for the peasants in order to get them to work.  The monarchy, however, was not pleased with this and began to levy even more taxes on the peasants (austerity measures?)  The peasants ended up revolting violently, storming the tower of London, executing financiers and noblemen, and burning down castles.

The nobles quickly mobilized a militia and squelched the revolt.  The leaders of the uprising were publicly executed.  Although the revolt was not seen as a success, it was the beginning of the end for the medieval feudal system, as the nobles realized that the peasants had the power of numbers behind them and that they could wreak havoc by simply refusing to work.

What lessons can we take from this?

As there has always been, there are those who want a one-world government, divided into small controllable segments, ruled over by those who will support the power agenda, swearing loyalty to the elite.

These elite use the following tactics to manipulate the masses:  government sponsored false flag events, incrementalism, dumbing down the population, programming opinions through media and popular culture, and entertainment distractions (bread and circuses).

Only with unified effort will the people  to live in dignity and equality.  If only 5% of the people refuse to serve the elite, there are still billions more to take our places. It is vital to spread awareness. Just as the mainstream media drills submission into the subconscious of the masses, we must hammer away at their perceived reality.
  • Vote with your wallets – refuse to support the massive corporations owned by the global elite.  Stop buying into their theories on the latest items you “must” have.   Don’t shop at their slave-labor big box stores, don’t eat their mass-produced food-like substances and don’t take their deadly “medications”.  Put them out of business by refusing to participate and make sure others know why you are doing it.
  • Strive for self-sufficiency.  Grow your food, purchase what you cannot grow yourself from local farmers and learn to live with what you can provide for yourself. Providing for yourself is your God-given right, not a permission to be granted by the “elite”, the government or the big corporations.
  • Be aware of the creeping presence of Agenda 21 – fight it every step of the way by shedding light on the plan.  Contradict the warm fuzzy language and enlighten people about the land grabs, the ownership of nature and the corralling of humans into controlled areas.
  • Refuse to participate in benefits programs – this system is designed to encourage dependency, and through dependency, control.


The most important step of all is shining the light on the secret plans of who consider the rest of us peasants, put here to serve them.  Don’t be discouraged if efforts to revolt against this control do not immediately succeed.  It took a couple hundred years to make feudalism illegal the first time around.

Resist.  Teach the next generation to do the same. Learn from the past to create a different future – this is just a new spin on a theme that is ages-old.

Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor. Her website, The Organic Prepper, where this article first appeared, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at daisy@theorganicprepper.ca


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cut taxes for the "Rich" so they will invest their money in creating more jobs? Humanity already tried that. It was called FEUDALISM, a primitive form of COMMUNISM.
LISTEN to what these neocon PSEUDO-capitalists are saying:
"TAKE from the POOR and GIVE to the RICH"
"FROM each according to their ABILITY, TO each according to their NEED. The POOR have the ABILITY to be squeezed for more taxes ........ and the Rich NEED more money to creat jobs".
This is INSANITY, this is C-O-M-M-U-N-I-S-M by a different name.
The rich "Nobles" paid NO taxes and they created LOTS of jobs for the SERFS and PEASANTS.........building CASTLES and making life better for the RICH-NOBILITY. Work and Taxes was all the Serfs knew. Where do the heroic figures of Robin Hood and William Tell spring from if not resistance to this inane idea? Seing this extremist idea dragged out of the muck of history proves to me that our Nation has truly been DUMBED DOWN and Public Schools need to be upgraded and intensified.
Quit living in Never-Never Land where Wars are not paid for. The Founding Fathers of America didn't. The Founding Fathers were rich, but they knew it was their CIVIC DUTY to contribute. It was called LEADERSHIP. They personally "raised" entire companies of men for the war. That means THEY PAID FOR THEM. Not like today when the YELLOW-BELLIED-DRAFT-DODGING Neocan WAR PROFITEERS beat the drums for endless war, and insist that YOU pay for it, while they reap profit off Defense Stocks. It is REALITY CHECK time America. Make those who pound the War Drums, GO TO THE WAR.

Anonymous said...

Actually, feudal peasants had it a lot better than the many in modern capitalist societies today, excepting modern technology of course. Taxes were often lower, as calculated by the number of days needed to work to pay them. Also, peasants could not legally be evicted - as being 'bound to the land' worked both ways - they could not legally move without permission, but they also could not legally be foreclosed upon or made homeless. The last thing a noble would want to do would be to evict peasants anyways - the more peasants working the land, the more revenue available to the noble, so their homes were secure and not dependent on monthly mortgage payments. Finally, peasants would only go without food or have to beg for charity if crops failed repeatedly, which was rare, or if invading armies confiscated their harvests, which was also relatively rare. Studies of the heights of skeletons prove that the lower classes in Britain actually got shorter after the start of the industrial revolution, because food became less secure as commons were enclosed and peasants were evicted from their lands and forced to become wage slaves. Peasants could still hunt rabbits or birds on the common, fish or sell handicrafts for food, but workers in a capitalist society, then and today, have few recourses other than begging or alms (i.e., food stamps, food banks etc.) if they lose their job. Skeletons don't lie.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU !!!

Thank you so much for awakening us :

The Story of Your Enslavement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A

I would shake your hand and garden with you...
and we would laugh and play and thrive together !

can't wait for the change we are making.


claude

p.s. beautiful work

Anonymous said...

What happened is that the former Freeman- the tribal/Clan Warriors- that living under Common Law in old Europe, were beat down by the xtian convert Chiefs. The Roman Church forced its way into Old Europe - converting local chiefs who had been elected, previously, by Free Councils - and the church persuading them to make themselves hereditary Rulers.
And thse new rulers, now Royalty used their factions- cohorts, now, knights, to beat down the freeborn "Pagan" warriors- slaughter those that resisted, and convert the survivors to xtianity, thus serfdom/slavery. (Example is Queen Drahomira, of the Old Religion, who resisted the influx of the church, under "good king Wenceslas.")

This is the system the Romans used from the 1st c. A.D. on, "forcing slaves unto plantations, the "Latifundias."

Later, this happened wherever xtianity went- and in fact, the xtian church was the largest holder of slaves, buying, selling and breeding them.

In the Americas, the xtian church did the same with the Natives, forcing whole tribes to convert and walking them, at sword point, to "Misiones." Huge tracts of land owned by by the different branches of Monks.The Natives were kept there under the eye of the soldiers, to work there for the rest of their lives, which was not very long, because there was a 50% death rate, due to abuse ( if any Native ran away, or transgressed the rules of their owners, they were whipped, and the women were raped) lack of proper diet, disease, and just lack of will to live. The Misiones had to send out the soldiers to get more Natives further out, to bring them back to till the land. And the cycle continued until the late 1800s.

Communism under any other name!

And the church has always claimed "Communism is a modern phenomena, never existing before, and pretending to be shocked by the horrors of it, when they've always, ALWAYS been doing the exact same thing.

Anonymous said...

What an excellent description of modern society!

The NWO is nothing but a repackaged version of the Old World Order. The elites have been using every trick in the book to devolve society back to the old ways.

Enough of us have to wake from our slumber to put a stop to it. Humanity must evolve. Evolution is our only hope, not revolution. Revolution will only set us back and give the elites another chance at enslaving us.

Anonymous said...

In the U.K? (A Police State) we have a group who claim to be in Lawful Rebellion, due to article 61 of the Magna Carta, Yes mi Lord all over again! We(They) seem to like Feudalism very much!

Anonymous said...

I don't think Americans realize what it is really like to lose a war.

When you lose a war, the enemy OWNS YOUR MEDIA, OWNS YOUR SCHOOLS, OWNS YOUR GOVERNMENT, RUNS PSY OPS LIKE FEMINISM TO DESTROY YOU, OWNS THE FAMILY COURTS TO DESTROY YOU, OWNS YOUR FINANCES, OWNS EVERYTHING. That is what the reality is after losing a war. The enemy OWNS IT ALL, and I really think Americans need to wake up to this fact. America lost the war and not a single shot was fired, all it took was a little sleep during the 70's and 80's to allow the disease of Feminism and sexual immorality to grow, tolerance of the child support laws and divorce courts starting in the 80's, tolerance of a horrible infiltration into our colleges which no longer educate - they brainwash, and then a couple planes into buildings. That is how America lost to Kikedom, and there is only ONE ANSWER.

When the enemy OWNS IT ALL, YOU WILL NEVER GET THE WORD OUT. In the situation we are in there is ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF YOU CAN'T GET THE WORD OUT, AND YOU CAN'T HAVE A FAIR ELECTION, AND EVERYTHING IS USURPED, THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER, AND THEY ARE AFTER THAT ANSWER NOW, TO TAKE IT FROM YOU.

Like any usurping force that has overthrown any nation, reality will have it that they are few in number and simply have their hands on the levers of power. But in this case THEY ARE STUPID. THERE ARE GUNS EVERYWHERE, AND THE USURPERS WALK IN YOUR PRESENCE, WORSHIP IN YOUR PRESENCE, LIVE IN YOUR PRESENCE, TOTALLY UNPROTECTED AND UNARMED. IF YOU FAIL TO FIX THE PROBLEM, IT'S YOUR FAULT.

Anonymous said...

Good article. It puts a lot of things into perspective and shows that what we are witnessing now has been done before. Nothing "new" about these creatures, just more the same sold in a slightly different manner. I do believe this is humanity's chance to finally break the cycle, and more than 'feelings' are going to be hurt in the process.

The question is on which side will the dumb, numb, and violent (i.e. military/police) stand? With the "peasants", or with the "royalty"? Here's a little advice, if this planet is truly meant to experience something different, being on the side of the 'old guard' is not the wises of choices.

PlayNoOnesGame said...

BRILLIANT piece of INFORMATION.
Out with the old.....IN with the NEW.
Something I have been doing for a few years now. Off the "System" in as many ways as possible...bit by bit releasing myself from the Manipulaters, Dupers and Deceivers. Remember...it starts with changing your thoughts and the FREEDOM follows.

Anonymous said...

I have concluded that I am basically one step above a serf. I occupy but can never own the land and dwelling I pay for, because tribute is demanded and if I do not pay, I will be thrown out of my house. I cannot travel or emigrate without a permit and if I do emigrate a significant portion of any assets I have accumulated will be taken from me in the process. The best I can hope for is to be lucky enough to have a generous master who eventually allows me a stipend with which to pursue my own interests in my old age but even then, I can be evicted from my land and my house for inadequate consideration on the whim of a powerful and self-styled nobleman using the powers of "eminent domain." For merely having access to some "controlled" substance, even if I do not even know it is present, I can be made a pauper and forbidden to keep the fruits of my labor. The Emperor has recently issued a decree that I can be assassinated, without trial, as soon as he decides I am a "suspected terrorist," and he defines "suspected terrorist" using fluid and subjective criteria. Expressing an opinion that contradicts politically correct speech could be all it takes to mark me for death. So I have the entrenched, inbred, degenerate nobility; despotic rulers; ties to a local warlord; abject inability to free myself unless I can gather enough money, acquire enough power, and garner the right connections...

"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." Ecclesiastes 1:9 (KJV)

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