According to establishment officials, the concept of the Sovereign Man philosophy is a direct threat to the authority of the State. Depending upon your perception of reality and the degree of legitimacy for government, given to the prevailing order, fundamental inalienable rights of the individual may vary widely.
In the extreme, government statists consider most if not all natural rights as capricious and arbitrary, if conflicts challenge the dictates of the regime. This unending and interminable struggle to defend undeniable individual basic rights drives bureaucrats to use unconscionable measures to coerce citizen compliance.
An illustration comes from the FBI’s Counterterrorism Analysis Section in their publication, Sovereign Citizens – A Growing Domestic Threat to Law Enforcement:
The FBI considers sovereign-citizen extremists as comprising a domestic terrorist movement, which, scattered across the United States, has existed for decades . . . Sovereign citizens do not represent an anarchist group, nor are they a militia, although they sometimes use or buy illegal weapons. Rather, they operate as individuals without established leadership and only come together in loosely affiliated groups to train, help each other with paperwork, or socialize and talk about their ideology. They may refer to themselves as ‘constitutionalists’ or ‘freemen,’ which is not necessarily a connection to a specific group, but, rather, an indication that they are free from government control. They follow their own set of laws. While the philosophies and conspiracy theories can vary from person to person, their core beliefs are the same: The government operates outside of its jurisdiction. Because of this belief, they do not recognize federal, state, or local laws, policies, or regulations.
Such sentiments demonstrate that civil liberties have no place in the realm of federal law enforcement. Authoritarians assume that government automatically possesses authenticity because it claims to hold a monopoly of force within the society. Rational and balanced observers of the history and government abuses, especially to their own citizens, must conclude that arrogant superiority, manifested by magistrates and constables, has caused untold atrocities and suffering.
Resistance to unchecked governance through punitive social control and mind manipulation is the theme of arguably the most significant television series ever filmed, The Prisoner. The episodes of this 1960s British cult production are not simply offbeat entertainment, for it deals with some of the most pronounced maltreatments and psychological torture in a society of distorted reality.
For those not familiar with the program,
Patrick McGoohan plays a man who resigns from a top secret position and is abducted from his London home. He finds himself in a beautiful village where everything is bright and cheerful – the people, their clothes, the buildings, the flowers. But despite this rosy exterior, the village serves a sinister purpose. People are forcibly brought there in order to have their valuable knowledge protected or extracted. Everyone in the Village is assigned a number instead of a name – the Prisoner is Number Six. Chief interrogator and administrator is Number Two, but he isn’t the boss – an unseen Number One is the boss.
Failure is not tolerated in the Village, and most episodes feature a new Number Two, though some are privileged to return for a second chance to break Number Six and discover why he resigned.
The Prisoner struggles to keep this information from his captors and to find out which side runs the Village and where it is. He strives to discover the identity of Number One, and above all, he attempts to escape.
The global culture has changed in the forty-five years since No. 6 engaged in his existential struggle to preserve his dignity as a Sovereign Man. By any objective standard the attitudes and conditions in the world toward respecting the self-worth of the individual has descended into a new Dark Age of totalitarian despotism.
The always thoughtful and often profound John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute penned an exceptional essay, The Prisoner: ‘I Am Not a Number. I Am a Free Man!’
Fundamentally, however, The Prisoner is an epistemological exercise that focuses on the concept of reality, both in the subjective and objective sense – that is, can we really know anything about anything? Is reality a mere social construct? Since society creates any knowledge that people may possess, does this mean that human beings are simply products of the given social setting from which they are manufactured? As Steven Paul Davies notes in The Prisoner Handbook (2002): ‘Thinking for yourself is not necessarily thinking by yourself.’ And as Number 2 warns Number 6 in the episode entitled ‘Once upon a Time’:
Society is the place where people exist together. That is civilization. The lone wolf belongs to the wilderness. You must not grow up to be a lone wolf.
Therefore, the ultimate goal of those in power is conformity to the constructs of society. This means both figuratively and literally eliminating the lone wolf, the individual. Modern psychiatry defines ‘normality’ as conformity. This ‘measuring of the human psyche by psychologists,’ as Davies puts it, has seriously affected how we live our lives and how we view nonconformists. Media representations of ‘normality’ have become the criteria that society uses to evaluate its members. The concept of normality has become subjective as our views have changed to meet societal demands. The individual, as the term was once defined, is becoming passé. As McGoohan commented in 1968:
At this moment individuals are being drained of their personalities and being brainwashed into slaves. The inquisition of the mind by psychiatrists is far worse than the assault on the body of torturers.
The context of comparing and contrasting society and the individual has lost much of its academic substance. The “concept of reality” is routinely scripted by the elitist system that operates as the all-pervasive and all-powerful Number One. The Village of pleasant and polite appearance is essentially a penitentiary of human bondage and servitude. Heed the lesson that conformity under a coercive courtesan court is doomed to strip the majesty of their human spirit and substitute a remorseful sense of ruin, for the zombies that swallow the anguish of state discipline.
The relevance of the plight of the prisoner holds true for all of humanity. In a video clip from the broadcast, The Prisoner – Which Side Runs the Village?, the purpose – “an international community, a perfect blueprint for world order”, is the essence of the gruesome quandary that faces every living person in this age of the macabre New World Order.
The Sovereign Man is the natural order of the created universe. The Illuminati plan for total dominance, seeks to eliminate individuals by the billions. Replacing the noncompliant is essential to their annihilating agenda. The selected and remaining few, will adopt the technocratic transhumanist transformation into a demented version of Nietzsche’s Gnostic Superman.
Bureaucratic minions administer punitive retribution with a sense of urgency, since the Patriot Acts allows for unmerciful treatment of “domestic terrorists”. So says the FBI . . . The fear that grips the establishment rests upon the public awareness that “The government operates outside of its jurisdiction”, also stated by the G-men. However, the recent reinstatement of the unconstitutional NDAA dictum should alarm all men of good will.As Kurt Nimmo reports on Infowars,
‘This pernicious law poses one of the greatest threats to civil liberties in our nation’s history,’ writes Brian J. Trautman. Under AUMF, ‘this law can be used by authorities to detain (forever) anyone the government considers a threat to national security and stability – potentially even demonstrators and protesters exercising their First Amendment rights.’
If this is the real world, the Village of tranquil incarceration seems tame by comparison. The Prisoner program concludes in its search to unmask Number One, with the music of the Beatles – ‘All You Need Is Love’ – playing on in the background. Such hallowed harmony falls upon deaf ears, when it comes to the overseers of the global gulag.
Sovereign individuality is basically the noble quest to fulfill your life as a unique and sacred human being. Superseding natural law with wicked Transhumanism rejects God as our creator and master. Personal responsibility and respect for a moral and lawful order is consistent with an accountable and meaningful life.
Subjecting the masses to a techno-maniacal imprisonment destiny is pure evil. That “perfect blueprint for world order” is a master plan for total enslavement. Dissent against such illicit sanctions is necessary to prevent the threat of human extermination by the functionaries of the NWO.
No law is valid without the consent of the people. Logic dictates that slavery by forced conduct and mental conformity, through cultural perversion, is a behavioral assault on human dignity. The Sovereign Man is effectively the conscience of society that oppressive government deems to be an enemy of the state. Under such governance, the state becomes the enemy of the public. Are you your own Number 6, with the need for redemption, or are you simply another jailer inside a prison of your own construction?
Be Seeing You . . .
SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. SARTRE is the publisher of BREAKING ALL THE RULES. Contact [email protected]