“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
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
Once a Meher Baba Center begins to establish ‘Permanent Rules(Laws)’ procedurally enforceable with consequences for non-compliance (i.e. disobedience), those who obey the ‘letter of the law’ become the ‘death-dealers’ who will invariably kill the ‘spirit’ of that Meher Baba Center. The same is true for all religions including Statism, which is the false belief in the legitimacy of government. (click to know more about Statism: the most dangerous religion that everyone seems to worship.)
To understand this curious mechanism of how “established by law” turns any good thing into ‘evil’, Baba’s careful explanation in the Discourses is very helpful. In the chapter on Violence and Non-violence, Baba explains it this way:
Spiritual life is a matter of perception and not of mechanical conformity to rules, even when these rules are meant to stand for the highest values.
No matter how lofty the ideals are, once you ‘establish’ them into ‘rules’, Baba says that this is not the spiritual life. According to Baba, “spirituality goes beyond rules and formulas.” He says ‘All words and formulations have a tendency to limit the Truth.’ And then he delivers the punch-line!
Therefore those who seek to bring out the spirit underlying these formulations often have to launch upon a searching analysis of the formulated principles, and supplement this analysis by constantly retaining touch with concrete examples taken from life.
Baba is poignantly contrasting the ‘spirit of the underlying principles’ with “mechanical conformity to rules” based on the same highest principles. When the Apostle Paul says ‘the spirit gives life, but the letter is death-dealing’, he is talking about the exact same phenomena. Once a person decides to bind himself to a strict moral code, he no longer has the need to think anymore. He has already made up his mind about how he will react to the various ‘concrete examples taken from life’. He no longer has any need to ‘launch upon a searching analysis of the underlying principles.’ For him a pre-determined course of action has already been decided irregardless of the varying circumstances. He no longer has to ‘constantly retain touch with real life experiences’. To him the ‘letter of the law’ has become more important than the ‘spirit of the law.’ He is, an exemplary ‘cog in the machine’ exhibiting perfectly ‘predictable behavior’ based on a strict inflexible moral code. He is, for lack of a better expression, Kim Jung Il’s dream come true.
Baba then gives a very relevant example:
This is particularly true of those guiding principles formulated through the opposite concepts of violence and non-violence.
Notice how Baba brings up violence and non-violence. The strict rule of non-violence as propagated by Gandhi is one of the most egregious mega-death-dealing ‘letters’ ever propagated. Even though Gandhi stood for the ‘highest values,’ his ‘mechanical conformity to rules,’ is how the ‘spirit’ of non-violence’ is, even now, being crushed. Click Gandhi Shield for a more thorough explanation.
Democracy is what establishes “the letter of the law”(mechanical conformity to rules enforced by the use of force and coercion) that kills the underlying ‘spirit’(underlying democratic principles) and brings about death & suffering, tyranny, and persecution.–( i.e. the police-state).
Once the very spirit of democracy and its underlying principles, are established into enforceable law (to be followed to the letter), tyranny is born.
For that matter, once the spirit of any principle, even if it stood for the highest values, is established into enforceable law (to be followed to the letter), ironically, the anti-thesis of that principle begins to reign. Baba makes it clear with this statement:
“Extreme non-violence, when it reaches the zenith, becomes violence.”–Meher Baba
Extreme non-violence is the manifestation of ‘the strict rule of non-violence no matter what’–which invariably become violence. Mianmar is a good example of how the strict rule of non-violence can cause massive violence and suffering. The same is happening now all over the world. Governments killing their own citizenry accounts for 270 million deaths in the last century, more than all the wars combined.
Democracy ‘established by law’ is no different. Lets take a look at what some of the famous historical figures thought about Democracy:
Lenin ,the communist revolutionary who enslaved Russia, ran on the principle of “we shall force you to be free.” Who would have thought that the very principle of freedom could be utilized to enslave. Lenin, recognized democracy as a potent tool for social control:
“…just as socialism cannot be victorious unless it introduces complete democracy, so the proletariat will be unable to prepare for victory over the bourgeoisie unless it wages a many- sided, consistent and revolutionary struggle for democracy.” — Lenin
Wow! Lets hear what Mao Tse-tung had to say about Democracy:
“Education in democracy must be carried on within the Party so that members can understand the meaning of democratic life, the meaning of the relationship between democracy and centralism, and the way in which democratic centralism should be put into practice.” — Mao Tse-tung
What about Carl Marx?
“We have seen above that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle of democracy.” — Carl Marx
What? That can’t be true.
I thought those guys hated Democracy?
Wasn’t that what I was taught in school?
Now lets 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.
But what about North Korea? Those guys surely must be against Democracy?
The time has come when we Korean people have to unite our strength to build a new, democratic Korea. People from all strata should display patriotic enthusiasm and turn out to build a new Korea. To contribute positively to the work of building the state, let those with strength give strength, let those with knowledge give knowledge, let those with money give money, and let all people who truly love their country, their nation and democracy unite closely and build an independent and sovereign democratic state. — Kim Il Song
But the final punch-line is from Baba:
“Of what use is democracy if it cannot help?
So neither it nor totalitarianism will remain. Both will go.”
—Meher Baba (Lord Meher, 2123)
So what happened?
How are we so utterly misinformed?
Here is a ‘clue’ I picked up on.
1913 to 1921 (exact date unknown): A letter from Colonel Edward Mandel House to President Woodrow Wilson was found in Wilson’s personal diary/logs. Colonel House is the main man that spearheaded the the ‘League of Nations’ which later became the United Nations(UN). There is a lot of material on Col. House in the Web. But this letter, if true, reveals quite a different picture of reality than we were taught to believe.
“Very soon, every American will be required to register their biological property (that’s you and your children) in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a charge back for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattels (property) and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading (Birth Certificate) to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debts to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud, which we will call “Social Insurance.” Without realizing it, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and we will employ the high office (presidency) of our dummy corporation (USA) to foment this plot against America.”
It is historically relevant to note that since the birth of our nation in 1776, no American president referred to America as a democracy until Woodrow Wilson’s famous 1916 appeal to enter the US into World War I. Then by President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1940 when he said America “must be the great arsenal of democracy” by helping England in WWII.
Pretty freaky ah?
You can read more about the Democracy Scam at:
So where do we go now?
How do we free ‘man’ from ‘man’?
What will the New Humanity be like?
Baba said that all “isms” have to go.
All “isms” are nothing but “human livestock management systems.”
The absence of ‘ism’ is ‘No-ism.’
I am an Meher Baba No-ismist, if you will.
You could even say that I am “Ismless.”
The New Humanity will be free of all ‘isms.’
Free to truly Love.
Click to understand the exact difference between Democracy and Democratic Principles
This is a specimen of my mind for your examination.