Thursday, September 2, 2010

No Treason: XVIII.

Lysander Spooner

The Constitution having never been signed by anybody; and there being no other open, written, or authentic contract between any parties whatever, by virtue of which the United States government, so called, is maintained; and it being well known that none but male persons, of twenty-one years of age and upwards, are allowed any voice in the government; and it being also well known that a large number of these adult persons seldom or never vote at all; and that all those who do vote, do so secretly (by secret ballot), and in a way to prevent their individual votes being known either to the world, or even to each other; and consequently in a way to make no one openly responsible for the acts of their agents or representatives,--all these things being known, the questions arise: Who compose the real governing power in the country? Who are the men, the responsible men, who rob us of our property? Restrain us of our liberty? Subject us to their arbitrary dominion? And devastate our homes, and shoot us down by the hundreds of thousands, if we resist? How shall we find these men? How shall we know them from others? How shall we defend ourselves and our property against them? Who, of our neighbors, are members of this secret band of robbers and murderers? How can we know which are their houses, that we may burn or demolish them? Which their property, that we may destroy it? Which their persons, that we may kill them, and rid the world and ourselves of such tyrants and monsters?
These are questions that must be answered before men can be free; before they can protect themselves against this secret band of robbers and murderers, who now plunder, enslave, and destroy them.

The answer to these questions is, that only those who have the will and the power to shoot down their fellow men, are the real rulers in this, as in all other (so-called) civilized countries; for by no others will civilized men be robbed, or enslaved.

Among savages, mere physical strength, on the part of one man may enable him to rob, enslave, or kill another man. Among barbarians, mere physical strength, on the part of a body of men, disciplined, and acting in concert, though with very little money or other wealth, may, under some circumstances, enable them to rob, enslave, or kill another body of men, as numerous, or perhaps even more numerous, than themselves. And among both savages and barbarians, mere want may sometimes compel one man to sell himself as a slave to another. But with (so-called) civilized peoples, among whom knowledge, wealth, and the means of acting in concert, have become diffused; and who have invented such weapons and other means of defense as to render mere physical strength of less importance; and by whom soldiers in any requisite number, and other instrumentalities of war in any requisite amount, can always be had for money, the question of war, and consequently the question of power, is little else than a mere question of money. As a necessary consequence, those who stand ready to furnish this money, are the real rulers. It is so in Europe, and it is so in this country.

In Europe, the nominal rulers, the emperors and kings and parliaments, are anything but the real rulers of their respective countries. They are little or nothing else than mere tools, employed by the wealthy to rob, enslave, and (if need be) murder those who have less wealth, or none at all.

The Rothschilds, and that class of money-lenders of whom they are the representatives and agents--men who never think of lending a shilling to their next-door neighbors, for purposes of honest industry, unless upon the most ample security, and at the highest rate of interest--stand ready, at all times, to lend money in unlimited amounts to those robbers and murderers, who call themselves governments, to be expended in shooting down those who do not submit quietly to being robbed and enslaved.

They lend their money in this manner, knowing that it is to be expended in murdering their fellow men, for simply seeking their liberty and their rights; knowing also that neither the interest nor the principal will ever be paid, except as it will be extorted under terror of the repetition of such murders as those for which the money lent is to be expended.

These money-lenders, the Rothschilds, for example, say to themselves: If we lend a hundred millions sterling to the queen and parliament of England, it will enable them to murder twenty, fifty or a hundred thousand people in England, Ireland, or India; and the terror inspired by such wholesale murder, will enable them to keep the whole people of those countries in subjection for twenty, or perhaps fifty, years to come; to control all their trade and industry; and to extort from them large amounts of money, under the name of taxes; and from the wealth thus extorted from them, they (the queen and parliament) can afford to pay us a higher rate of interest for our money than we can get in any other way. Or, if we lend this sum to the emperor of Austria, it will enable him to murder so many of his people as to strike terror into the rest, and thus enable him to keep them in subjection, and extort money from them, for twenty or fifty years to come. And they say the same in regard to the emperor of Russia, the king of Prussia, the emperor of France, or any other ruler, so called, who, in their judgment, will be able, by murdering a reasonable portion of his people, to keep the rest in subjection, and extort money from them, for a long time to come, to pay the interest and principal of the money lent him.

And why are these men so ready to lend money for murdering their fellow men? Solely for this reason, viz., that such loans are considered better investments than loans for purposes of honest industry. They pay higher rates of interest; and it is less trouble to look after them. This is the whole matter.

The question of making these loans is, with these lenders, a mere question of pecuniary profit. They lend money to be expended in robbing, enslaving, and murdering their fellow men, solely because, on the whole, such loans pay better than any others. They are no respecters of persons, no superstitious fools, that reverence monarchs. They care no more for a king, or an emperor, than they do for a beggar, except as he is a better customer, and can pay them better interest for their money. If they doubt his ability to make his murders successful for maintaining his power, and thus extorting money from his people in future, they dismiss him as unceremoniously as they would dismiss any other hopeless bankrupt, who should want to borrow money to save himself from open insolvency.

When these great lenders of blood-money, like the Rothschilds, have loaned vast sums in this way, for purposes of murder, to an emperor or a king, they sell out the bonds taken by them, in small amounts, to anybody, and everybody, who are disposed to buy them at satisfactory prices, to hold as investments. They (the Rothschilds) thus soon get back their money, with great profits; and are now ready to lend money in the same way again to any other robber and murderer, called an emperor or a king, who, they think, is likely to be successful in his robberies and murders, and able to pay a good price for the money necessary to carry them on.

This business of lending blood-money is one of the most thoroughly sordid, cold-blooded, and criminal that was ever carried on, to any considerable extent, amongst human beings. It is like lending money to slave traders, or to common robbers and pirates, to be repaid out of their plunder. And the men who loan money to governments, so called, for the purpose of enabling the latter to rob, enslave, and murder their people, are among the greatest villains that the world has ever seen. And they as much deserve to be hunted and killed (if they cannot otherwise be got rid of) as any slave traders, robbers, or pirates that ever lived.

When these emperors and kings, so-called, have obtained their loans, they proceed to hire and train immense numbers of professional murderers, called soldiers, and employ them in shooting down all who resist their demands for money. In fact, most of them keep large bodies of these murderers constantly in their service, as their only means of enforcing their extortions. There are now, I think, four or five millions of these professional murderers constantly employed by the so-called sovereigns of Europe. The enslaved people are, of course, forced to support and pay all these murderers, as well as to submit to all the other extortions which these murderers are employed to enforce.

It is only in this way that most of the so-called governments of Europe are maintained. These so-called governments are in reality only great bands of robbers and murderers, organized, disciplined, and constantly on the alert. And the so-called sovereigns, in these different governments, are simply the heads, or chiefs, of different bands of robbers and murderers. And these heads or chiefs are dependent upon the lenders of blood-money for the means to carry on their robberies and murders. They could not sustain themselves a moment but for the loans made to them by these blood-money loan-mongers. And their first care is to maintain their credit with them; for they know their end is come, the instant their credit with them fails. Consequently the first proceeds of their extortions are scrupulously applied to the payment of the interest on their loans

In addition to paying the interest on their bonds, they perhaps grant to the holders of them great monopolies in banking, like the Banks of England, of France, and of Vienna; with the agreement that these banks shall furnish money whenever, in sudden emergencies, it may be necessary to shoot down more of their people. Perhaps also, by means of tariffs on competing imports, they give great monopolies to certain branches of industry, in which these lenders of blood-money are engaged. They also, by unequal taxation, exempt wholly or partially the property of these loan-mongers, and throw corresponding burdens upon those who are too poor and weak to resist.

Thus it is evident that all these men, who call themselves by the high-sounding names of Emperors, Kings, Sovereigns, Monarchs, Most Christian Majesties, Most Catholic Majesties, High Mightinesses, Most Serene and Potent Princes, and the like, and who claim to rule "by the grace of God," by "Divine Right"--that is, by special authority from Heaven--are intrinsically not only the merest miscreants and wretches, engaged solely in plundering, enslaving, and murdering their fellow men, but that they are also the merest hangers on, the servile, obsequious, fawning dependents and tools of these blood-money loan-mongers, on whom they rely for the means to carry on their crimes. These loan-mongers, like the Rothschilds, laugh in their sleeves, and say to themselves: These despicable creatures, who call themselves emperors, and kings, and majesties, and most serene and potent princes; who profess to wear crowns, and sit on thrones; who deck themselves with ribbons, and feathers, and jewels; and surround themselves with hired flatterers and lickspittles; and whom we suffer to strut around, and palm themselves off, upon fools and slaves, as sovereigns and lawgivers specially appointed by Almighty God; and to hold themselves out as the sole fountains of honors, and dignities, and wealth, and power--all these miscreants and impostors know that we make them, and use them; that in us they live, move, and have their being; that we require them (as the price of their positions) to take upon themselves all the labor, all the danger, and all the odium of all the crimes they commit for our profit; and that we will unmake them, strip them of their gewgaws, and send them out into the world as beggars, or give them over to the vengeance of the people they have enslaved, the moment they refuse to commit any crime we require of them, or to pay over to us such share of the proceeds of their robberies as we see fit to demand.--Lysander Spooner




    Check him out, interesting guy.


  2. You're right, Will, Spooner was an interesting American.
    The Wiki info doesn't even mention his views on the Rothschilds.

  3. isn't likely to connect any of these dots in a willing fashion. And if they do Hasbara is likely to edit it out within moments.

    These are indeed MindWars as Alex has been talking about all this time.

    I found it so interesting in the trojan attack that hit my computer when I looked up the death of Jennings a couple days ago, the icon was a rothschild; a red shield with a white X in the middle of it. Same shaped shield as the yellow one with the exclamation point for updates from microhard-on. I smell fish.


  4. World history 101. Should be required reading.

  5. How about Philanthropy and Trust, oxymorons and a money laundering fabrication designed to extol these scum to the higher ranks by those who worhip the buck.

    They give up the interest on these trusts for the write off and fund the eugenics under the most twisted and bent propositions.

    The foundations are rotten and the house infested. Burn it down!

  6. You know Puddy, a COTOstory on the Tax Exempt Foundations would be in good order. The Reece Commission and all that.

    Phil has atrophied, the trust went bust and got renamed, "tits". All in the line of howdy duty of course.

    Love the new header. Woodrow should be dug up and his skull painted in hippie day glow paints and put on an alter with incense and peppermint, where we can teach all the chillin Beat Poetry and bongo drum voodoo cursings while laughing at the mortimer grin mask.


  7. What does it mean to be well adjusted in a pathological society?

    The answer is self evident.

    Yet the logical acrobatics of the well adjusted can be profound. I just spent a month in deep dialog, via email, with a lifelong friend of my mother's, and myself by said association.

    What was illuminating is that through careful argumentation I was able to get her to see that many of her long held assumptions about the nation are built mainly on myths.

    I was even able to make it clear to her that these assumptions lead to acting against her own best vested interests.

    Near the end of the exchange however, she suddenly did a rational about face, using a very simplistic {even childish} argument to “make everything okay”--a retraction back into the delusional shell.

    It was important for her EMOTIONALLY to do this. Suddenly witnessing the hollow shell that her entire life had been was unbearable.

    The possibility of atonement by simple recognition of this, escaped in fear at the last moment.

    This is what it means to be well adjusted in a pathological society.


  8. I know many like your friend Will. While I understand why they retreat back into their american fairytale world after knowing the truth, I no longer have sympathy for them. I find them despicable cowards for not helping in spreading the world in order to help bring down the whole house of corruption for future generations.

    They have the choice and choose to hide under the covers instead of confronting their fears head on and trying to do something about them. Shame on them.

  9. Right on PD! You hear people speak of the kindness of Gates and the other billionaires that are doing "so much good for humanity." Ha! Turn the lights on the cockroaches and route them from their hiding places and let the bonfire begin!

  10. Yes I agree with both your observations. I had to get rugged on my brother to admit

    1. We hear what we want to hear. [when articulated or presented by pretty fabricators]

    We believe what we want to believe. [In all cases]

    "Tell us something you believe that you don't want to believe"

    Break the Matrix - It hurts, sometimes excruciatingly painful, especially when it is self directed. The truth hurts? Of course but you will survive and what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

    What stands in the way? Fear, Ego, Desire, Apathy and Greed. Yeah, I know them, have them all but painfully try to detox everyday.

    Yeah I'm self-righteous, arrogant, set in my ways, impatient, detached and mostly unforgiving. But it doesn't change the painful truths.

    I tried to believe the fairytale but it just didn't cut it for me.

  11. Truth is like really good sex--it's hard to distinguish the pain from the ecstasy, but you know it's real.


  12. Is there a conspiracy to rule the world?
    What is the plan to bring America into a one-world order?

    Hundred of quotes from world leaders
    The utopian dream of the United Nations
    The long tentacles of the United Nations in your life

    World taxes and a world court for world citizens
    What is the Federal Reserve and who owns it?
    The links of world businesses, foundations and governments

    What are the Bilderbergers, Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission?

    What are the authority and mission of FEMA?

    What is the role of the New Age movement and environmentalism in a world religion?

    The erosion of rights, freedom and national sovereignty
    The need to create chaos to usher in a new world order
    The subversion of the Constitution by Executive Order

    What is the real agenda of secret societies? Technology's theft of privacy: chips, satellites and tracking

    Is artificial weather modification real?
    Who was the most influential woman of the 20th Century?

    Who are the world players trying to bring change?
    Pulling the plug on the world economy - nearer than you may think

    How will the global elite's plans affect you and your family in the near future?

    The New World Order is not coming – it is here with a vengeance!

  13. As to the above post, this book:

    Hope of the Wicked: The Master Plan to Rule the World