“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
Lets first hear what the founding fathers of the US had to say about Democracy:
“Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths… A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking.” —James Madison, Federalist Papers No. 10 (1787).
What? Ah, but that was just James Madison. He was a bit short anyway.
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” — Thomas Jefferson
What? Thomas Jefferson was a tall man. Yeh, but he was a spandex ballroom dancing kind of guy..
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams
John Adams too? Thats ridiculous.
I thought all of them were for democracy!!!
Wasn’t that what we were taught?
“It has been observed, by an honorable gentleman, that a pure democracy, if it were practicable, would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position in politics is more false than this. The ancient democracies, in which the people themselves deliberated, never possessed one feature of good government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure, deformity.” — Alexander Hamilton
Dag-nabbit! Even the great Alexander Hamilton!
“But government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.” — Henry David Thoreau
Stop Papi, stop! It hurts too much!
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until [a majority of] the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse [gifts] from the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy [taxing and spending], always followed by a dictatorship. The average life of the world’s greatest civilizations has been two hundred years.” —Alexander Tyler
No! Papi please!
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” —John Adams
“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.” — Thomas Jefferson (1807)
“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.” — Benjamin Franklin Click Natural Law to know more about natural law.
Baba tells us his New Humanity will not be a Democracy. Democracy is nothing but the murder of “Democratic Principles” in the name of preserving “Democratic Principles.” In other words, the ‘spirit’ of democracy once written down and established as the ‘letter of the law’ eventually and invariably ends up killing the very ‘spirit’ of democracy. I like the way Thomas Paine (one of the founding fathers) puts it:
“Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.” –Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason
What is the difference between “Democratic Principles” and “Democracy”? You’d think they’d be the same thing. Surprisingly nothing could be further from the truth. An organization, such as a nation, a church, a company, or even a children’s club can be organized in all kinds of ways. In a Mafia organization, for example, there is a clear hierarchical structure with the “Don” at the top giving orders to his “Top Goons.” This type of organization is know as “hierarchical” with the “Don” at the top who uses force and coercion to maintain what they call “order”. So if the “Goons” in the organization don’t want to do what the “Don” says then the “Don” sends one of his “Top Goons” to “pay him a visit.” Now pay him a visit is a very technical term in the “By-laws” of the “Mafia” articles of incorporation.
All such “hierarchical” organizations have a tendency to manipulate language, and bombard the members to keep them in a uniform delusion. Uniformity makes them much easier to control and manage. In these organizations Force and Coercion is only used when manipulation or “mind-control” fails.
By the way did you know that the word “government” breaks down to “govern” which means to control, and “ment” which means “mental” or “mind.” The word government literally means “mind-control.”
On the topic of coercion, Baba says that “Love and coercion can NEVER go together.” That is NEVER, under any circumstances what soever. Love never has gotten along with Coercion , and Love never will get along with Coercion. Love and coercion are total strangers to each other–to this day. They have never met. They don’t even know what the other guy looks like. One billionth of drop of coercion is all it takes to empty an ocean of love in less than a nanosecond. The moment “coercion” walks in the door “love” is gone so fast that its as if it wasn’t even there. Love is so hyper allergic to “coercion,” that the moment “coercion” enters Love dies instantly. Love enters the picture, only when coercion is absent.
This informs us that whatever the social system of the “New Humanity” is, it cannot have even a drop of “coercion” in its makeup. Not one slither of a billionth of a drop of “coercion” can there be in New Humanity’s social organization. There is only one system that can do this. And that system is called “No-system.” Some like to call it “voluntarism,” some call it “anarchism”, I like to call it “no-ism” after Baba’s famous quote “all isms have to go.” What you call it is not important. You can call it “Real freedom” if you want.
So Love means no Coercion, and no Coercion means no Coercion Based Hierarchical Structure, and no Coercion Based Hierarchical Structure means no Government, and the end of politics. Its pretty simple actually. Any kid can understand this.
So how does the organization organize itself, whether it be a nation, a community, or even a family. We organize it with “Democratic Principles.” About setting up an organization, Baba said
“However, if there is an organization, it should be a formal one in order to function according to the laws of the land, but let it be a democratic one where every individual can have his say, and above all let the embodiment of Truth that the Avatar is, be the example to each one to become likewise a walking-talking church, temple, pagoda or agiary.” — THE ANCIENT ONE, pp. 1-6
So lets break this down. “A democratic one where every individual can have his say” is NOT a Democracy. In a Democracy it is blatantly not true that “every individual has a say.” Unlike Democracy, Democratic Principles require that everyone has a say. The Primary Principle of Democracy is “Freedom” and the “Sovereignty” of every single individual regardless of age, race, cast, etc. This means that no-one can force anyone to join an organization, nor can they force anyone to give up your stuff and call it “Taxes.” Coercion based tax collection IS NOT DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES!!!!!!!!! Sorry, got a bit pumped.
So lets take a good look at the VAST difference between
“Democratic Principles” vs. “Democracy”
If every individual has a say then we have Democratic Principles(awesome).
If only the board has a say then we have Democracy(nasty).
If the majority cannot force the minority to do anything, we have Democratic Principles(beautiful).
If the majority rules and the minority have no choice but to comply, we have Democracy(slimy).
If anyone can choose to opt out and do their own thing, we have Democratic Principles(happy)
If every individual must participate under threat of imprisonment or violence, we have Democracy(sucks)
If coercion is not part of the equation, we have Democratic Principles(fun)
If coercion is a necessary part of the equation, we have Democracy(evil)
The Kalahari tribe will not move their location to a new hunting ground until everyone, every last child agrees. Even when food is running short, they will wait till that last person agrees. They are the living embodiment of Democratic Principles. The ‘spirit’ of democracy lives in them, so to speak. (or did until the late 70’s)
Also, on a side note, I cannot tell you how relieved I was to hear Baba say “follow the laws of the land.” The law of the land here in the US is Common Law. Common Law is the law of the land in the US, Canada, UK, India, and some other countries as well. When you go to traffic court, that is not Common Law. Traffic Court for example is not something that can exist in Common Law. Common Law, like Common sense requires an injured party for a case to form. The court system we have now a days has its roots in Maritime Admiralty Law, which is a privately owned system. The actual law of the land since the colonial days in the US is Common Law based on Natural Law. To know more about Maritime Admiralty Law– watch this short video.
Take the Big Red Pill from Baba that says
“I AM THE LAW”
This is a specimen of my mind.
This essay was inspired by Ralph Brown, a true friend.
Thanks Ralph for asking the “essential” question.
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