Straight Light

Edwin Sumcad
Part II: Revolution Against World Order: When Your Wish Is Not My Command  

     We wish life is so free we can fly like a lark where only sky is the limit. Isn’t that the purest of freedom we can imagine?  We want to do anything we want to do regardless of consequences without Big Brother on our back.

     That’s what we hear today throughout the land … the battle cry of revolutionaries against World Order, a call to arms against control, against any existing regulatory authority, in short, against any form of order. 

     The angry sound of protest is getting louder: Down with the Federal Government, long live the independence of the States; abolish the Federal Reserve, get rid of taxation and what have you.

      This is the kind of revolution portrayed in TV’s blockbuster “Heroes”. Super humans that control minds are against Big Brother " people we elect to run the Federal Government " who for the safety of others wants to control them. 

      Anyone, super human or not, cannot and should not do anything he/she wants to do in a society we created with a system … with order, without which imperils the existence of others.

       This does not mean however, that abuse of power by those in the government should be condoned. For, a great revolution starts as an option chosen by the oppressed as a last resort to freedom not necessarily by the use of bayonets but of principles.

       But be that as it may, history records no revolt for the sake of revolt; anyone who creates a public commotion in defiance of authority merely to demonstrate to all and sundry that rebellion is a matter of right is a rebel without a cause. It is only when there is a blatant neglect of timely repair that makes revolution not only necessary but also timely.

      It is the System we built for centuries that a revolution seeks to destroy.  When we believe that the System is broken, we have two options to consider and act accordingly -- to repair the System or destroy it completely. To change means to destroy and create a new one. The battle cry for change we hear today from those who brandish the sword of rebellion is to destroy.

      Let me state an important reminder, that life in America is founded on multilateral systems of order established by our founding fathers … the Constitution, bicameral legislature, the executive and judicial systems, codes of laws and ethics, our healthcare system, and all kinds of systems you can name under the sun.

     We left life in the cave, and move to a life of order and obedience to the command of authority that restores order. Civilization is built on this premise. This transition is continuous as civilization moves towards World Order.  With scientific and technological advancement, humankind had “globalized” to move out of this aging planet.  To stop it with outrage is like attempting to stop the rising of the sun, or to curse the destiny of Man.

     That kind of revolution has a losing cause, does not exist, and cannot succeed even it exists.

    We have this new addiction to “change” [to destroy and recreate]. In his change agenda, President Obama guarantees our liberty to free speech, so free that it includes even the freedom to abuse.

     In Fox News and MSNBC popular talk show hosts [notorious to many] spear each other in what looks like a bloodbath on what the Boston Tea-Party means over the right of the government to tax and to spend taxes without appropriate representation. RACHEL MADDOW: Tea-Bagging Republicans is MSNBC’s coup d’grace.  [Read Part I of this skit.]

       As if the fathers of this “tea revolution” are saying to Obama that enough of this gargantuan stimulus [an excuse for piracy victimizing the “haves”] to please the “have nots” and aggravates the industry and working attitude of the rich towards this four-month old socialist government. There is no doubt that corporate income is now finding its way to notorious tax havens around the world to escape the looting. Obama is opening up a class war between the rich and the poor, and Tea is triggering a “revolution”.

    If Obama was committed to change America I know not from here to where, so are those “revolutionaries” committed to change Obama ideologically, and I am afraid even devoted to change him existentially, God forbids. I am referring to violent scalawags to a revolutionary cause " not to the desirable ones -- that could change America from bad to worse. Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln and similar others met their fate in that most ignominious way we want to forget.

     We want a revolution against those arbitrary “changes” that are going on, which we do not like.  Above all, it is obvious that we don’t want orders from the government or any order at all regardless from where it comes from. We are determined to oppose any government intrusion or order that messes up our lives like this government-dictated state of affairs we are now in. And yet we don’t want to spill blood in the streets. These are readings from the gospel of the vine that breathe and vibrate in the Web.

     I am not inclined to give a stock and barrel advice for this dilemma but just to post a mundane reminder, which is really neither fancy nor mysterious: Whatever happens or will happen from now on, let’s just stick to our American moral stance with respect to the rest of the world, that we are a federal force under which all the states the enemy within wants to divide stand united. This had not changed, and will never change. Our enemies knew that this is America.

      The only problem we have is a divided mental perception of a nation corrupted by the folly of politicians and ideologues.  Everyone is in some kind of urban revolt from the wasteland. Right now there is a running belief in town that the U.S. economy is so bad only Dr. Paul could save all of us ignorant Americans before this greatest and wealthiest nation on the planet turns into an economic graveyard! 

      From the backwoods, “intellectual” hillbillies had invaded almost all websites. They harped on their belief that America is going to be an economic cemetery before Obama’s term ends. 

      I think they badly needed Dr. Paul, a doctor of medicine, to cure them of this anxiety, not necessarily to administer a cure to the ailing economy of which he does not have Dr. Ben Bernanke’s doctorate credentials on economics to do it. Inversely, it would be disastrous for Dr. Bernanke to take Dr. Paul’s place to prescribe a cure for insomnia and paranoia when he is not licensed to practice medicine.

        It is a felony in both instances.

       Let’s think about this rough country’s urban legends.  We need education for the urban poor more than just this need for bread and butter.  They voted for Obama during the last presidential election due to his promise to change the country from capitalism to “welfareism”. They interpreted “welfareism” their own way as a regiment of wealth distribution from the rich to the poor. The color of their mascot is green, and in it is Robin Hood that looked like Obama.  It is spelled “wellfairism”.

        As long as the rich is well off by working so hard to earn their keeps, the government will pick their purse for those who are not willing to work to make them equal. Obama is recreating America into his own Sherwood Forest of Nottinghamshire; we are going to live in a classless society where everybody is “well”, and everything is “fair”.  “Wellfairism” is literally good, the poor swear on their mother’s grave!

         And there is this song sang in the bayou, to elect Ron Paul the next president.  That way every year in and year out he will no longer sponsor a truckload of bills in Congress to abolish the Federal Reserve and the IRS law on income tax. Congress people should respect his bills instead of filing them in an abandoned corner of the building where paper dust gathers and a community of termites gobble anything papyrus. In Congress, they don’t throw dead bills into the trashcan. Besides, it is very ungentlemanly to treat a colleague that way especially when he is the only politician today who many believe can save America.

        Paul-for-president hopefuls likewise believe in the bottom of their heart that if Paul is elected president, he would change America in a way that would make Obama look like an amateur every time he changes his diaper. And Obama does this routine every time he speaks in public. For example -- just an example -- he would say it is legal, then he changes it to murder. What the public gets is legal murder, an Obama oxymoron.

       Don’t ask how can murder be legal.  You have been introduced to Obama even before the month of November 2008 and you should know by now.

        But this may refresh a fagged out memory: At first blush, Obama opposes sending troops to Iraq to get killed, and in the next blast, he would send troops to Afghanistan to get murdered.  He wets too much and changes diapers in public too often.

        Under “President Paul”, it will be an America without banks and Federal Reserve, no printed paper money, no computerized credit lending and borrowing, no credit cards, no IRS to harass anyone, and no nothing you dislike. All of these are inventions of money crunchers and bankers who rob the people blind of their hard-earned income everyday while people are dying.  It is a sonorous funeral song we hear every time the economy is on tilt, and powerful enough to stir a hornet’s nest.

      The everglade philosophy behind this kind of revolt to avert a financial catastrophe that we now have is to horde your “money”, in gold and silver. We are going back to metal economy. Dust of gold and granules of silver can be carried in a small string purse like how gunslingers have them when they enter a darkly lit saloon for a shot of whisky.  Of course sometimes they lost everything of value strewn around their belt in a fast draw like how they do it at high noon in O.K. Coral, to the caretaker who is just standing by to pick up the body for burial.    

      In big business transactions worth millions of dollars, it would be too cumbersome to carry bars of gold and silver in a wheelbarrow.  But this is true only during a transition period as the country moves towards an absolute barter system.

      Life in this new world would be easy and comfortable except perhaps in some few instances when things get out of control. When starving because you missed lunch while working so hard in your office so that the poor can eat, you can drive to any restaurant without any money and order food.  Just be frank to the waiter or waitress when you state your predicament, that you have no money, gold or silver with you. 

       Just say,  "How about my underwear for a cheeseburger and a bottle of Corona Light?" Beer is good for your nerves. You need it after a bad argument with the waitress you accused of spitting on your food. The result of insulting a lady with your underwear sometimes gets out of hand.

      To refuse barter under a new revolutionary government is against the law.  If the waitress or waiter insists to refuse serving you because they couldn’t imagine even using your soiled underwear, report them to homeland security.  They could be underground agents of Dr. Ben Bermanke of the outlawed Federal Reserve who are spying for those no good scheming bankers.

       If we assume that anyone, and I say ANYONE " like the good Congressman from Texas -- could be elected president by accident like Obama [Obama’s birthplace could be accidental until the U.S. Supreme Court declares that it is not], we will be in a new world without any international order. No United Nations acting mad like Saddam Hussein, is around to make America another Iraq in the Western Hemisphere. It is absolute freedom in this new America where no one orders anyone or anyone receiving orders from anybody.

     Unfortunately, there will always be a “counter-revolution” against this ongoing “paper revolution”. For instance, in this rebellion, a rebel is defiant in declaring that he does not want an America that has no “order”.

      But it is not what you think it is folks, sorry. Roughnecks are unpredictable. For, this guy explained to his comrade-in-arms in his blog site, that he doesn’t want an America where “order” is not allowed. If he couldn’t even make an “order” for his favorite pizza, he would fire his rifle in protest and he wouldn’t care who drops dead.

      Freedom of expression in the Web never runs short of his kind. A more perceptive blogger who was against any “paper revolution” is more articulate in his own economic rebellion. I already mentioned this, but it is worth mentioning it again. For example, he noticed that Dr. Paul is a doctor of medicine, not of economics. Similarly, he noted down this incontrovertible fact about Dr. Bernanke " that he is a doctor of economics, not of medicine.

      Thus it did not surprise me at all when this clown found it rather odd that anyone in his right mind would call on Dr. Paul to treat the worsening ailment of our economy. His argument that this move is suicidal is that Paul has no formal education in economics, but this political pundit talks like he has a doctorate from England’s London School of Economics which this counter-rebel thinks is a fraudulent deception; he has no license or diploma to administer such a cure for the nation’s economic malady.  

       Let me state on record that I dislike anyone looking down on Dr. Paul, today’s revolutionary idol, as some kind of a quack doctor in economics!  If I have a metallic arm, I would detach it immediately and give it away to defend him like what Voltaire said.

      Similar indictment was also raised that it is equally dangerous for Dr. Bernanke to administer a cure for the nation’s diseased patients [there are millions of them] without a diploma or license to practice medicine.  The nation’s healthcare system stinks, but heroic shortcuts like that do not mean that a doctor of economics like Bernanke practicing as a quack doctor of medicine shouldn’t go to jail.  By all means, he should.

      Indeed, by sheer logic, it would be stupid to run to Dr. Paul and ask him to cure our failing economy. Lawyer-journalist-cum-economist like myself and colleagues in this plethora of discipline have no recourse but to agree, because this court jester just made his point to the jury that he could die if forced to call on Dr. Bernanke to cure his asthma.  That’s murder, your honor!

      By the way, who wants murder in the high court?  Piracy in the high seas okay, provided you are a starving Somalian.

      We are engage in a revolution against World Order.  In this revolt, we are dreaming of a new world without order. As you probably might have noticed, our desire worth dying for might have come from another planet.

     For, it seems to me that life on this planet is order, not disorder. With order, we are also having some fun. This smart guy from the woodland who wants order made his point not only aesthetic but also emotionally electrifying. In a way, even a fool can be a genius.

      We need this world of order where we can make an order of even the silliest of our vanity and indulgence and have some fun at the same time.

      In a world of order, I can order pizza. TV-reality show and pizza … why, who needs Simon Cowell?

      You feel like you are King Louis of France before the Fall of Bastille. With tea and pizza, and the couch while watching TV like King Louis with feet extended on top of the center table like being there was nobody’s business, who gave a damn when Steve Wozniak was booted out of "Dancing With The Stars" competition, although I can tell you that pulling him out of the show was like extracting a molar with a monkey wrench. 

      Yet, despite this “order” of the day in a world where life is a pattern of orderliness and a system of command, even nerds can have some fun. #

© Copyright Edwin A. Sumcad. Freedomsphoenix.com access April 23, 2009.

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