Friday, January 5, 2018

The Illusionary Rule of Law

 Artisanal Toad wrote a lengthy comment on my last post that was thought provoking enough for me to riff off of as a new post rather then responding to him in the combox.

I'm sure it's an unpopular opinion, but I see a real problem with the widespread civil disobedience encapsulated in your post because it demonstrates the public's contempt for the rule of law. Deeper than that, it likewise points to the fact that the public (at least subconsciously) understands we no longer have any rule of law.

I think you're largely correct AT, but not about the average person understanding consciously or subconsciously that we don't have any rule of law. I think the average person has been conditioned aka programmed to believe that all of the abrogations of our constitutional laws are in fact the rule of law in action.

Observably in every judicial district of the State the various judges routinely flout this section of the law through the use of a legal fiction, ordering men to pay an arbitrarily set amount of child support or alimony and then jailing them for contempt if the debt is not paid. The legal fiction is that the man isn't being jailed for non-payment, he's being jailed for violating the courts order.

Other state constitutions have similar provisions and if that weren't enough 13th Amendment to the US constitution prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude. The peonage statutes specifically prohibit what the US child-support and alimony system has become. Not only is jailing men who can't pay their child support or alimony unconstitutional, but the court's use of a legal fiction in doing so is the proof the judges understand exactly what they are doing. Even if the men can pay the arbitrary amounts awarded by the courts, the entire system is an unconstitutional system of involuntary servitude.

When judges routinely refuse to enforce the clear protections of the constitution, favoring one group against another, they violate the constitution. Yet there is a mechanism for removing judges who refuse to uphold and obey the constitution and the process devolves to the electorate. But, when (as is now the case) the population refuses to replace the judges who violate the constitution, the constitution is abrogated and we have no rule of law.

Observably, the feminist electorate has abrogated the rule of law at this point. 

All true, but the real point is that the vast majority of the citizenry still uphold and support the abrogation of the constitution due to the rest of the establishment working in lockstep to enforce the unconstitutional family law system, as well as a whole host of other abrogations of the Constitution like the war on drugs, mass surveillance, Kelo, etc. Mass media programming and the entire education system from Kindergarten to PhD level University education all promote constitutional violations by the system and it's agents by programming the citizenry into believing that the abrogation IS supporting the rule of law and the betterment of civil society.

And while some might say this is an academic point, it isn't. A Constitution, whether it be state or federal, is the agreed-upon rule of law between sovereigns that underpins the entire government and without that agreed-upon treaty between sovereigns, we have only a collection of sovereigns without law. Without the constitutions, we have no legitimate government and likewise no legitimate way to redress grievances.

When a people do not have a legitimate way to redress grievances, they will address them illegitimately...while ignoring the inherent cognitive dissonance that should result from participating in activities that are contra to the self-image the typical citizen has of his or her self as a law abiding citizen. 

Case in point, the openly defied fireworks prohibition in Hawaii on an annual basis. What was once a cherished cultural tradition has now become a publicly supported, highly formalized and periodically controlled expression of anarchy. But the vast majority of participants wouldn't ever conceivably consider themselves as anarchists.

Fireworks on New Years in Hawaii is widely considered in integral tradition of Hawaii's modern day culture as is surfing, luaus and hula dancing. Every New Years Eve we are reminded of the fact that some cultural practises will continue regardless of what the Government deems it licit or illicit. Of course, in this case, the factors behind the national experiment of alcohol prohibition are the same factors involved in the continued ban on one of Hawaii's most popular and continually practiced traditions.

* Since Statehood, Hawaii has been a staunchly Democrat voting, unionized liberal dystopia of over-regulation, over-taxation and Government enforced cartelization of the majority of the commercial markets. By keeping fireworks illegal despite the overwhelming annual evidence that the majority of the populace disagrees with this prohibition, the establishment allows the populace to "let off some steam" at the otherwise highly over--regulated existence we belabor under the other 364 days of the year. Basically creating the conditions for an annual "micro-revolution" helps stave off the potential for a real revolution.

* Just like alcohol prohibition, the prohibition on fireworks is VERY lucrative for all the participants in the black market....and the truth of the situation is this: the sheer volume of fireworks arrive in the Hawaiian marketplace via shipping containers. And that is controlled by the most powerful union in the State - the longshoremen. The Stevedores run this town. And it is a virtual certainty that many of them HAVE to be involved in the smuggling of black market of fireworks. For anyone to think otherwise is to be utterly naive.

*Thanks to prohibition, the black market markup of a highly demanded cultural product makes the off-the-books profiteering more lucrative than probably any other black market commodity in least in the two months leading up to New Years Eve.

* The excessively high demand during the holiday season makes all those involved in fireworks smuggling, dealing and using a once-a-year criminal endeavor, so the vast majority of participants are not otherwise involved in a year round lifestyle of criminal enterprise. As it is also seasonal, those who profit off of the market also no doubt use it to subsidize all the other expenditures of the typical holiday season. As for the typical Hawaii resident firework user, most consider themselves otherwise civic minded, law abiding citizens for the rest of the year.

*The majority of the fireworks black market operates through the workplace. Dealers create order lists and distribute them to co-workers in both blue and white collar workplaces. Of course this is not the only way, as people involved in other black markets like drugs and gambling rings also distribute the order lists to their clientele. But the vast majority of fireworks are ordered and sold via the workplace. In other words, while the fireworks is a black market, it is not sold and distributed through the typical black market venues of shady, crime infested environments like other black market endeavors.

With the Establishment banning aerial fireworks, the Government itself willingly and knowingly creates the conditions to criminalize a large subset of the population who are normally law abiding and otherwise active participants in propagating a civil society throughout the rest of the year...while also underwriting extreme profiteering by the people involved in the black market distribution who are also the one of the most influential labor unions in the State.

And while many would point to the (semi) functioning courts, public safety services and other current aspects of government as evidence that I'm wrong, they now have only the illusion of legitimacy.
In the end there must be justice and one way or another there will be justice. Very few in the population can comprehend the issues involved nowadays, but the one salient point that must be made is this.

In the absence of a rule of law, the only recourse for the redress of grievances or injury between sovereigns is war.

Every person who comes to this realization is then faced with a choice: will they go to war to seek justice, or will they submit to injustice and go along to get along? But that's the real rub here. Thanks to the establishment of our Brave New World Order's methods of regularly scheduled programming mind control, we have the illusion of freedom and democracy hiding the actual authoritarian tyranny in plain sight, and most never reconcile the cognitive dissonance of it all, but instead ignore it and "go back to sleep."

Or they only come to this realization when they've already been run through the grinder and only see the situation clearly when it's too late.

Those who rule our Brave New World Order use the illusion of "freedom" and "democracy" to hide the only legitimacy T.H.E.Y. recognize as the supreme law that they abide by and use to oppress and subjugate the rest of us: "Might makes right" and "Do as thou wilt."

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

An Annual Demonstration of Respect for the Rule of Law

Oahu, Hawaii - New Years Eve 2018

The above posted YouTube video of someone driving down the freeway while filming the skies gives a good snapshot of just how widespread the people of Hawaii defy the law on an annual basis. In every town and every district on the island of Oahu, from about 8pm on December 31 til 1:00am January 1st, the skies light up like a virtual war zone, as the majority of residents celebrate in solidarity to practice a cultural tradition that authorities have sought to end by decree for the past three decades and counting. It's a perfect demonstration of just how much THE LAW is respected, revered and obeyed by the general populace here!

As a young boy growing up in Hawaii, I distinctly remember the day it was announced that the mayor of Honolulu had signed off on the law that made the sale, possession and use of aerial fireworks illegal. That was in 1984, and if memory serves me correctly, that mayor's decision ended her first term and she lost re-election the following year to the former mayor she defeated in the previous election, in a landslide.

There are no official sources I can cite with regards to this, but I remember all of the adults in my life discussing the first (and only) female mayor in Honolulu's history who had previously won election by a 70% landslide, getting basically  thrown out of office by the electorate for daring to outlaw one of Hawaii's most popular New Years Eve traditions. She was fortunate that the custom of tar and feathers for unpopular politicians was no longer practiced. 

Despite such an overwhelming display of displeasure by the electorate, the ban on aerial fireworks in the City and County of Honolulu has never been overturned. The establishment that runs this town has seen fit to keep that aerial fireworks ban in place and our media and politicians see fit to issue dire warnings and proclamations every year about the illegality of selling, owning and using aerial fireworks. The occasional house fire or mishap that results in injuries and lost fingers are highlighted by the State propaganda organs tell-a-vision and fish wrapper/bird cage liner media headlines constantly in the aftermath of every New Year. So too are the handful of arrests and prosecutions of various participants in the thriving black market of illicit aerials. And yet the vast majority of the populace persist!

What is the State to do to get we the sheeple to comply?

As it stands, only licensed, accredited and regulated firework companies are allowed to acquire permits to legally set off aerial fireworks in the City and County of Honolulu. And every year, a handful of Waikiki hotels and other resorts around the island hire these legal companies to put on their licit firework shows. But these legal shows are dwarfed in comparison by the number of illegal fireworks that light up the sky all over the island on New Years Eve.

Year after year for as far as I can remember, the majority of the people of Hawaii have participated vigorously and enthusiastically in flouting the ban on aerial fireworks by spending millions of dollars on the black market annually to acquire the contraband and set them all off every New Years Eve. Cops, firemen, politicians, lawyers, union workers, government employees....nearly all would have to admit to being a scofflaw at least once in the past if they were born and raised here.

Most people from all walks of life in this State will fondly discuss our prohibited New Years tradition of recreational aerial bombardments, while State officials and our controlled media continually push the narrative that most people of Hawaii are opposed to this annual tradition, and only a minority of criminals and scofflaws are ruining the peace, quiet and air quality for the rest of us.

It is to laugh.

Despite the overwhelming statement made every year in the skies of the Pacific as to what the obvious will of the people is in our State, our rulers persist in declaring it prohibited activity so as to continually push the agenda to over-regulate and criminalizes all sorts of behavior to create a society in which any citizen anywhere can be arrested and charged with a crime at any time. As Stalin's head of the NKVD secret police Beria infamously quipped, "Show me the man and I'll show you the crime."

In the article for Reason magazine, We're All Felons, Now,  Radley Balko cites what I think is a relevant quote by Ayn Rand:

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."

Riffing off of Rand's quote, Balko concludes:

"Whatever one may think of Ayn Rand's political philosophy or ethics, her criminal justice prophecy has proven unsettlingly accurate: In our continuing eagerness to purge American society of crime, we've allowed the government to make us all into criminals."

I'm sure this no doubt plays a part in the continued prohibition of one of Hawaii's favorite cultural traditions. Every New Years Eve, we the people of Hawaii come together in solidarity and express our criminalized consensus in the sky for all to see, regarding the sanctity of the rule of Law in this, the 50th franchise of USA Inc. If we truly were a "Democracy," ruled by the consent of the masses, the prohibition would have never happened.  I'd love to see Hawaii get the chance to vote on a ballot referendum regarding the legality of aerial fireworks. I'd bet everything I had on the particular outcome of that one.

Happy New Year!