Monday, July 8, 2013

Our Greatest Challenge: Asserting the Power of Non Compliance

Julian Rose
Activist Post

If we are strictly honest with ourselves we can see that, despite our rantings and ravings against the ever more stark injustices dished out by the status quo, it is we who provide it with the fuel that keeps us repressed and in servitude. It is we who are complicit in allowing the merchants of darkness to suck from us the energy they require in order to keep manifesting their war games as the central plank of day-to-day life on this planet.

Before you deny this, read on ... I am going to show you how each one of us is ensuring the survival of the corrupted banking system; the skewed taxation model; the globalized corporate food regime; agrichemical dependent food production; our centralized power supply - and the machinations of war. There are plenty more of course e.g. pharmaceuticals, communication systems and government itself – the list goes on and on - but this should do to get things going.

Banking: If you still have any money deposited in the mainstream banking system, that money is being invested into whatever commercial, military or government scheme offers the best returns to the bank with some of the interest residue coming on to you. So unless it's an "ethical bank" with strict rules that disallow investment into the instruments of ecocide and war, you can be sure that, at any time, your money will be funneled-off into the weapons trade; nuclear power production plants; R&D into the genetic modification of the food chain; big pharma medicines; mass highway construction; large-scale fossil fuel extraction as well as directly into the pockets of the banks themselves!

In fact, we now know that institutions like the International Monetary Fund, The Federal Reserve the World Bank and the European Central Bank, lend/loan (electronic) money to other nations – then collect the interest owing on these loans from respective national governments - that acquire this revenue by taxing their work force/citizens. In effect, we are thus paying our taxes straight into the coffers of the vast banking institutions whose objective it is to stage a total takeover of the planet. So you see, it is "we the people" who make it possible for the banking system to continue its nefarious destruction of our fragile planet.


Taxation: Man, this is a tough one – but it's right at the hub of the problem. Here we are, cursing the fact that we have to kiss goodbye to around two to three months worth of our annual incomes – every year. But do we stop to consider where our money goes? If we did we would be shocked to find out that in all likelihood it goes straight to the corporate bankster cartel who are masterminding the centralized regulatory power package which is close to driving us "bona fide" humans off the face of this planet.

It's not even going into the necessary maintenance of the basic infrastructure. That is being done by a mix of private businesses and big consortiums answering to the new "owners" of various strands of the infrastructural web – be it the railways, water or roads. No, our money is going into the bulging pockets of those who, in turn, use it to influence governments to push through policies that directly benefit their hegemonic goals. Not only this, but also to ensure the maintenance of banking tax havens, mass laundering and stashing of vast hoards of our money for whatever luxury lifestyles grinning chief executives might fancy for themselves.

So, unless and until we start refusing to pay such taxes – or any one element of them – we are quite simply turning a blind eye on our government's collusion with the banking despots. We are quite literally funding that which we are most opposed to.

Next up: the supermarket. Dazzled by the illusion of "choice" millions of really quite intelligent individuals make their weekly pilgrimage to their nearest supermarket/hypermarket; yet this institution is the single most culpable commercial tool for the global destruction of our natural environment and essential foods.

Why?

Because in the relentless drive for higher profits, supermarkets force farmers into producing food at the absolute lowest possible costs. By demanding large volumes of regimentally uniform produce with no blemishes or non-standard shapes, the supermarket chief's force farmers into slavery to agrichemical corporations, genetic engineering monsters and vast machinery conglomerates that pretty much guarantee the mass-produced conformity that is demanded by the big chain stores. Even organic farms fall fowl of this regime (but without the use of agrichemicals and pesticides) once they commit to supply supermarket chains.

Our Food: The technical and financial methodology involved in mass produced food production has ensured that vast swathes of this planet have been reduced to sterile, chemical dependent monocultures where edible plants only grow because of the increasingly large doses of synthetic nitrogen which are applied to what remains of the the soils in which they are planted. Weakened by excessive hybridisation, plants and seeds are prevented from succumbing to diseases by the application of millions of litres of synthetic pesticides and fungicides that destroy the living microbiology of the soil, and, by so doing, set off a chain of destruction which reaches all the way up the food chain to us human beings.

The animal kingdom is directly caught-up in the maelstrom. Cattle, pig and chicken concentration camps supply 90% of all meat, eggs and milk in the West. Their feed comprises mostly GM soya and maize. Here animals are routinely stressed beyond any kind of acceptable humane standards and antibiotics are used routinely to stave off early disease and death.

That, my friends, is the end result of giving your custom to the supermarket. By worshipping at the golden calf of globalized commercial "convenience" you are culpable of laying waste to the natural genetic diversity of the planet; the lives of millions of farm animals and of once-proud independent farmers – as well as the foundations of your own physical health. You are quite literally sawing further into the branch you are sitting on each time you present your plastic card to the cashier at the supermarket till. And, as with all our actions, they have their affect all the way back down the chain.

Only by withdrawing our support from the killing fields can we bring about an end to the killing. No withdrawal equals no change. Shop in local independent stores that stock environmentally friendly local and regional foods. Go to farmers' markets. Get hooked onto a "box scheme". Go direct to the grower. Do whatever you need to do to support those who deserve your custom and not those who don't. Best of all – grow your own!

Power supplies: Your energy supplier relies upon you paying your quarterly bill. While you may, in your deeper self, feel distinctly ill at ease paying for electricity being generated by uranium, oil and gas extraction methods that are mostly grossly polluting and reliant upon vast corporate investments whose financial returns come in billion dollar profits, it's still not enough to make most people stop to consider the alternatives.

Water, unfortunately, comes under the same category, as most water companies in the West are now privatized. The owner of my water supplier in the UK is currently an Australian outfit. Even when Big Green "solutions" are found, they remain mostly in the hands of irresponsible corporations headed by faceless profiteers.

We cannot go on giving away our money to these charlatans - and retain a clear conscience - once we know what is going on. We must find a way to cease our largely mindless bill paying and support for that which is at fundamental odds with a rejuvinative and caring approach to life. Here we can follow the same ethos as that suggested for food: look for human scale, responsible renewable energy producers and/or use local wood sources to fuel your boiler and cooker.

Lastly, war: The war in Afghanistan, alone, has already cost British taxpayers 37 billion pounds – 2,000 pounds for every UK household. God knows what US taxpayers have forked-out. When will we realize that, once again, it is we who footed this bill. How much did we contribute to the bloody dislocation of limbs, emaciated corpses and newborn children sickened and laid low by a blitz of uranium depleted shells that rained down indiscriminately on everyone deemed to be a potential "security threat". A threat to the security of who? Those who we pay to decide the fate of others?

Too shocking to contemplate, isn't it. Yet it is we who pay for the politicians who murder the children, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters “by mistake” while sitting back in their leather upholstered chairs of State, wearing the masque of assumed gravity so as to fool the public into perceiving just how deeply they feel the weight of their decisions..

So it is that we are faced by a profoundly meaningful challenge, our greatest challenge of this moment: rise-up together in acts of deliberate humanitarian non-compliance – or live with the daily realisation that we are knowingly contributing to the continuation of the dark side's apocalyptic agenda.

It would no doubt seem too daunting, at least for most, to withdraw our support, in one go, from all aspects of the strategically mined highway which we are being led down. But each one of us can tackle at least one or two of the issues I have raised here. That will already contribute to initiating a major expression of "people power" in action! Then, if a bunch of us got together and decided to withhold say 20% of our taxes as a statement of refusal to contribute to the ever-threatening war machine – we could be at the forefront of a really significant strike for freedom, truth and justice.

"We the people" are coming of age. We recognize that actions speak louder than words – and that actions are an indispensable prerequisite to the change we long for. I, for one, cannot live the lie once having tasted the truth. Acting on one's own is a lonely path to tread, and one that carries a minimum chance of success. But acting together is joyous, life affirming and infectious. This gives it an especially good chance of real success. That, dear brothers and sisters, is what we came here to do.

So, shall we be joined together in changing the course of this World? Or will we allow cynicism, laziness and fear to stand in the way of taking control of our destinies and the greater destiny of our planet?

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Julian is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, an international activist and writer: www.changingcourseforlife.info  


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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice pipe dream.
You are talking to Americans and they have been to dumbed down to even understand what you are suggesting.

These concepts are way beyond the grasp of the American herd as they no longer have the ability to think or act in a responsible manner.

Anonymous said...

98% of Europeans and Americans are a herd of sheep, 1% control the money, and 1% have common sense. Before you call someone dumb, just remember your Queen and her brood that the UK bends over for everyday. We are all in a mess and we need to stick together and stop bickering among ourselves.

Hide Behind said...

It is way too late begin talking "resistance small r" the people do not know how nor do they have any incentive and or desire to do so.
Not a rant against the people but its time to get real, now; And to hell with those who refuse to act and decide if you will be your own person or a third world peon.
Many people, especially the white eurocentrics, will have to learn how to resist, and this may be hard for them to get their minds around but think of this learning stage as "Decolonization"
Do you now feel that your world has been invaded; That all the old beliefs and customs of ypur ancestors and even your parents no longer have values or are relevant to everyday life?
That those you once trusted now work for not your gpod nor your society og friends but some foreign interest and your needs must conform to what others say is more important
Your feeling the very same things that people feel in lands that become no more than mere colonial posession; That the land is owned by people you fo not even know and they are treating ypu as no more than property their posession.
Those who are colonizing your old landsare telling you that it is your fault that your lives are failures, you are not well enough educated and do not have ability to understand sovereign economics or even a simple mortgage contract.
THAT YOU must now pay for the destruction you caused to water and lands in the past.
You were ineffecient workers that ate too much and diid too little work for the pay you demanded of them.
That your mom dad or gram and gramps do not deserve what you helped pay into Social Security as did they.
WAKE UP AND SEE WHY YOU FAILED NOT THEM BUT YPURSELF BY ACTING IN WAYS THEY TOLD YOU TO ACT.
you now seek the old roots the continuity of your ancestors building and then you building on their creativity and respect for the basics that they the old ones knew and followed.
NOW YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THOSE YOU LABLE AS NATIVE AMERICANS THAT YOU COLONIZED AND ABUSED WITH BENIGN NEGLECT.
THEY ARE DECOLONIZING BY CLEARING THEIR MINDS OF ALL THE WHITE MANS BULLSHIT.
THE SAME DAMN BULLSHIT THAT HAS BROUGHT ALMOST THE WHOLE FN WORLD INTO A POLICE STATE WITHOUT ANY WAY TO AVOID THAT DESTRUCTION.

You cannot fight a war of resistance unleess you understand your fn enemy.
SIRRY BUT THAT ENEMY MAY DN WELL BE YOU.

paul muench said...

This article is very well written and provides solutions that will work if we work together. Im willing to accepy that my actions have been part of the problem. The thing is I didnt really think there was a problem until 911. And it took me a couple of years to realize that YES my govrnment would do this to my country. Ive been in a state of discovery for 12 years. I know now thateverything about cospiracy theories are not theories at all. Its never to late to make changes in ones life. IAm loving myself more and I intend yo share that love with the world. Thought is good action is great. Love conquers all.

Anonymous said...

The point is pretty simple: Unless we practice non-cooperation with those who oppress us - we are
slaves. However, as Shakespear said "If ignorance is bliss tis' folly to be wise" But, once we are aware of the sinister nature of our oppressors and still do nothing about it - we are complicit in 'knowingly' accepting our servitude. That is worse than serfdom. There are plenty of articles on Activist Post telling how to change this state of affairs.

Patrick said...

Oustanding article. for the person who calls this a pipe dream, you are succumbing to the fear, laziness, and cynicism mentioned at the bottom of this article. EVERYTHING is in our control because the globalists and world leaders can only INFLUENCE our decisions. we still must act.

Grassroots is THE BEST ACTIVISM because it genuinely rallies people into DAILY action, and LIFE-CHANGING decisions and habits.

complaining here isnt helping. And neither would sending letters to congress.

We have to take control back into our own hands. and that happens by a simple choice to behave differently than what corporate and government leaders would like us to do.

Its so simple and obvious, yet many people are unwilling to do it because its so inconvenient, and actually requires real, daily, hard work to accomplish. but its the only solution we can legitimitely act upon IMMEDIATELY. Thats the power of grassroots and individual activism.

plus it could potentially start a forest fire of action amongst your friends, family, and community.

with all things, we have to come from a place of love and desire for what we truly want, for the better way of life, and only keep in mind the mass suffering, and brutality of the current system as a reminder WHY we are taking immediate action to change our personal lives, which is the first step to changing our entire society.

Thank You Julian. I'm checking out your site now.

Seen said...

Frankly, the two biggest issues that I have with this article is:
1). It seems like another advocacy to commit oppositional energy through another decentralized counter movement. The central premise behind such movements is that the politicians and etc actually care about their constituents rather than 'might makes right', which is central under exerting influence through tempo/momentum. This further omits or overlooks that such movements create the ideal environment to justify and normalize escalating brutal crackdown tactics. Does anyone want to try denying DHS and others are not ready and prepared to execute kill order crackdowns?
Lets also not forget that China launched a psyop to encourage and convince dissidents the tanks and armored vehicles wouldn't run them over like it was presented to the world in the square, which resulted in quite a bit of crushed deaths elsewhere.

2). Each and every issue of civil disobedience and non-compliance starves one or more tentacles but overlooks the government-prison industry partnership in which enables counters to every counter discussed plus ends with dissidents being forced into essentially prison labor camps with property and etc seized.

3). Worst of all, if this is an advocacy for another decentralized counter movement, it mal-invests oppositional energy at the sacrifice of the underlining power populace's possess even without it's caring leadership for its consent. Most people are taught and never learn balance of power is more than just an expression of roughly equal strength groups of individuals/nations. Tempo/Momentum is an exertion of influence by possessing the advantage through might using various forms of force. The decentralized counter sacrifices its limiting/reducing tempo/momentum capacity via withdrawal its consent or denying consent necessary and central in exerting influence through wielding the balance of power. Centralized counter-regency is more than a little required at this point.

Joseph Karr said...

At 5:30 pm on tuesday June 09 2013, a Law enforcement Officer with the Denver Police department entered the back yard of our house located at 2650 Federal blvd, Denver Colorado without our authorization. The Denver Police Department do not have our permission to enter upon our premises. The Public servant was not wearing a name plate, and his badge was sown on to his uniform. The Public servant offered no explanation as to why he was here. There was no reason whatsoever for his action which we hereby protest under the United States bill of rights and the U.S. Constitution.

Anonymous said...

Seen - That is a jumble of intellectual cynicism.
If you start with fear you will get fear all along the way.

Seen said...

Hello Anonymous, this response is hardly a rebuttal, but I'll pretend that one had been posted.
Lets ask some important questions.
1). What is the resistance's objective? Such as are we merely attempting to delay it's full implementation, or are we trying to halt and reverse the implementation/path trend?
2). Does those who we aim to resist take our consent or lack thereof into consideration, or simply do they actually care what we think?
Based on the desire to purge/liquidate 90% of the populace and have stocked munitions for an estimated 20 year war, I'd say no. The financial class in conjunction with the political class only considers constituent or populace support or antagonism in terms of elections.
What this means is, the power and force of codification, laws, legislation, and etc along with the military by and large stands with the path trend. These provide the status quo with tempo/momentum. All tempo/momentum needs to succeed is prevent a counter-regency with equal or greater resolve and not back down.
Where did Occupy Wall Street go? Where did the TEA Party go? Where exactly do you think another male mantis syndrome movement will go?
It's to the possessors of tempo/momentum interests to prevent threats to its tempo/momentum; otherwise, it's prune to collapse.

Centralized counter-regency particularly by a coordinated and resolved populace possesses not tempo/momentum but wields the balance of power. Counters either choose to wield it, or they don't when they don't most often than not most people die, whole families wiped out, and your cause becomes taboo to the extent of warranting the life in labor camps or even death.
The whole concepts behind decentralized counters rests on its fluidity/flexibility, spontaneous, and lacks leaderships for targeted arrest/assassination. The central premises are:
1). The political and financial class care what the populace in mass or not thinks, which if it did writing your Congress person and Senators and etc in mass amounts to the same thing. It doesn't get anymore decentralized than 'hey, my fellow people represented by so and so, lets write them until they do X'.
Will this work for the purposes of halting and reversing the path trend and full implementation? Hardly.

2). The political and financial classes care about promoting simple democracy. Considering this ignores, it does no good writing them to begin with also ignores 90% are targeted as useless eaters and prepared for shoot to kill crackdowns. If you analyze, it more; it's difficult not to realize they're looking forward to it.
This is like convincing protestors to line up in front of tanks, sit down, and expect them not to roll you over, which the central premise is that those in command or elite will not order 'run them over' or 'wipe them out'.

3). It also rests on the presumption that the halt isn't merely a delay tactic used to bring it through elsewhere/later. Think about it, how many times and ways have they tried outlawing the Second Amendment, First Amendment, and etc.

To put this into simpler prospective, I'll ask three questions:
1). Will the political and financial class or as a whole government/public-private partners sacrifice necessary tempo/momentum for absolute power accept any solution that in effect cedes power?
2). With 90% targeted and readied to wage a 20 years war, does the advantage of sacrificing risking resistance leadership being targeted truly matter? (Paramount to 'Those who sacrifice essential liberty for an illusion of temporary security deserve neither security nor liberty).
3). What is the objective?

Anonymous said...

Try shifting into the emotional plein and away from the head-ache - then you might discouver what the objective is.

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