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The Blessed and Cursed United States

The Blessed and Cursed United States

The United States was the best of nations; it was the worst of nations. Harvard’s halls were filled with wisdom; Corporate headquarters overflowed with greed.

It was a nation of faith; it was a nation of barbarism. It shined light forth to the world; it was wrapped deep in darkness.

America offer eternal hope; America’s cold shopping malls drove us to despair.

We had everything we could want; we had absolutely nothing.

We were sure we were doing Heaven’s will; we were all heading straight to hell.

In short, America was so contradictory, both attractive and repulsive, both pure and blasphemous, that its loudest authorities insisted on being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Emanuel Pastreich

June 21, 2022

COVID 19 Tragedy in Korea

This photograph depicts a mother walking with her young son who has been reduced to walking with a cane by the COVID-19 vaccines. he is most certainly less than 20 years old. The photo speaks volumes about the horrific tragedy just starting to unfold across the nation, a tragedy so massive in scale that few dare address it.

The tale of the leopard, the mama monkey and the baby monkey

The release of the monkey pox scam for global consumption over smart phones via Facebook comes precisely at the moment that global finance is implementing its plans to further undermine global governance, and local governance, by coopting all leadership and by destroying the minds of the citizens. This photograph represents perfectly the plight of the local citizen, lulled to sleep by false narratives for years, now waking up to a horrible reality but left with no options but to cling to dead, or dying, institutions like governments, universities, and newspapers. This is the consequence of infantalization at a national and global level.

The Military and the Rich

I am sorry, but I did not get the memo. Which part of the Constitution, which law passed by Congress, declared that the role of the military is to defend the interests of the rich? How do the interests of the shady figures who hide behind the multinational corporations, corporations that pay no taxes and have their headquarters offshore, how do those interests correspond with the interests of the working men and women of the United States of America? How does keeping us addicted to imported oil, or to imports in general, make us more secure?

The military should be about people, not contractors, and most certainly not contracts. Security is not about overpriced fighter planes made to order for Goldman Sachs. Security must be about the real, long-term, threats to ordinary people, not wacky scenarios cooked up by some private consulting firm drowning in the cash poured down by private equity. What is the relationship between security and the unregulated money pouring into the Ukraine to pay for what? for whom? Will that money ever leave the Beltway? I doubt it.

Some of the threats we face cannot be fought with tanks. Growing our own food, making our own furniture will be a critical part of security as we recover from the assault on our economy by the globalists.

Some of the enemies do not wear foreign grab or follow unfamiliar ideologies. No! They look like us, and they speak so powerfully about the issues that concern us. But they are the enemy within, painted as conservative or progressive in accord with the advice of marketing, and they are ready to reduce your sons and daughters to slaves in their ruthless pursuit of profits.

Enough is enough. It is not isolationist to demand that we follow the Constitution, that they follow the Constitution, and that we rip up the thick layer of parasitic contractors and investment funds, often with silent partners from around the world, who have covered Washington D.C. wall to wall like a lush carpet, and thereby, destroyed our nation. To follow the Constitution and to serve our citizens is our duty.

Emanuel Pastreich

May 14, 2022

Lock up the bogus, pay-to-play “libertarians

We have so much of this “libertarian” ideology floating around in conspiracy circles, that is no doubt funded by the billionaires in secret as a fake, dead-end, confusing, anti-establishment path for the foolish.

According to the “libertarians” the problem is all with government, and with our bad habits. Taxes should be ended because they are a fraud from the beginning. The assumption in their arguments is that somehow those billionaires became billionaires because they were smart and hard working, unlike us. But the bottom line is that the billionaires are criminals who have stolen most of that money from us through investment banks and who are are reducing us to slavery.

Yes that tax system exploitative and wrong for the working man. It was a mistake from the beginning to have taxes based on income. But the liberatarians will never suggest that taxes could be based on assets, not income. What about the billionaires and their pets and lackeys?

The real liberatarian would say,

“they got rich by stealing from us through the Federal Reserve, or through the COVID 19 pandemic. The tax for them should not be income tax. Their assets should be seized to compensate the millions of victims. Call it is a tax if you want. But I think it is simply justice, in accord with the sacred Constitution.”

So far, I have not met such a real liberatarian. All I see are blow-up, gilded, pay-to-play liberatarians, sucking at the teat. They might as well be on the Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, or ALEC for all I can see.

바른 눈을 가진 한국인이 꿈꾸는 국혼(國魂)

Korea IT Times

“바른 눈을 가진 한국인이 꿈꾸는 국혼(國魂)”

 2022년 5월 2일 

임마누엘 페스트라이쉬

국가의 격이 높아지고 경제발전이 급격히 부상한 대한민국에 대해 필자는 외국인으로서 매우 복잡한 감정을 갖게 된다. 최근 서양 문명이 갈수록 사양(斜陽) 길에 접어드는 것을 보면서 동양문명, 특히 활기찬 많은 한국의 위대한 정신문화속에서 새로운 영감과 새로운 가치관을 찾는다. 한국의 전통 사상과 철학은 서양문명과 대체 할수 없는 특별한 가치가 있기 때문이다.

아편전쟁 이후 지구의 보편적인 기준으로 간주 되어온 서양문명은 과학, 인문학, 행정 외교안보 분야에서 위상이 많이 퇴색됐다. 어느 언론에서도 과거 서양의 권위를 읽기가 어렵다. 이러한 변천속에서 필자는 보물처럼 숨겨진 한국인들의 철학과 미학, 행정학 등 건전한 정신과 생활 습관을 체험하고있다. 하지만 정작 한국인들은 그들의 성숙한 국혼을 제대로 활용하지 못하고 있다. 한국은 오히려 역방향으로 가고 있는 것 같다. 많은 한국인들은 맥도날드와 스타벅스가 표상하는 서양의 표면적인 소비 문화에 집착하는데 비해 한국의 전통문화와 미래는 고민하지 않는다.

왜 한국인들은 한국인만의 큰 희망이자 미래의 산물인 전통문화를 무시하는가? 한국이 보유하고 있는 고유하고 질 높은 전통 문화는 바로 미래를 증명하는 새로운 희망이다. 하지만 그들 자신의 발밑에 켜진 등불은 보지못하고 멀리 보이는 썩은 서양문화, 광적인 소비문화에 매력을 느끼는지 불가사의한 일이다.

물론 국제공동어로 정착된 영어사용은 편리성이 우세하고 과학은 지난 300년 동안 대단한 업적을 세웠으니 그 전통을 버리면 안 된다. 그러나 시간의 바퀴는 서양의 과학과 교육, 그리고 외교안보 여러면에서 붕괴를 보이는 길로 접어들었다.

한국인들이 주체성을 급히 회복하지 못하면 급속히 재편되는 문화의 소용돌이 시대에 상당한 위험과 비극을 초래할 수 있다. 지난 60년 동안 빠르게 성장한 경제발전 속에서 한국인들은 높은 교육수준과 과학기술 업적이 놀랄만하다. 특히, 한국은 세계적으로 치안이 좋고 생활수준이 높아 외국인들의 부러움을 사는 나라중 하나다. 그럼에도 불구하고  한국 지식인들은 한국전통문화에 대한 긍정적인 태도보다는 여전히 서양문화를 무조건 모방만 한다.

고대부터 20세기까지 한국의 우수한 전통을 재평가 하는 한국 지식인이 누가 있는가?  “중국은 역사상 한국의 일부였다” 를 출간한 역사학자 심백강 박사를 제외하고는 어느 누구도 찾기 힘들 것 같다. 그 이유는 부족한 교육수준의 문제가 아니다. 한국 만큼 미국의 하버드대 박사들이 많은 나라는 미국 빼고 없다. 한국의 미래를 제대로 생각하지 못하는 이유는 주체성의 문제이다. 국혼이 바로 서지 않는다면 아무리 교육 수준이 높다하더라도, 기술이 발전하더라도 한국이 나침판 없는 배처럼 나라는 제대로 방향을 잡기 어려울 수 있다. 그래서 반도체 개발 투자보다 한국의 보물인 전통을 찾고 바른 국혼을 잡는 것이 한국의 미래 발전의 필수 조건이다.

한국은 미국 헌법의 문헌을 모방했지만 정치철학과 건국정신 파악이 중요했다.

미국은 한국인들의 향수다. 그러나 미국의 투명한 정치 및 합리적인 행정은 이제 많이 쇠태 했다. 필자가 보기에 한가지 미국이 성공적인 기반을 구축한 것은 헌법이다. 한국도 미국 헌법을 모방했다. 그런데 미국 헌법의 성립 과정을 생각 해보자. 독립전쟁이 끝난 다음, 1787년에 몇 명의 애국정신을 갖고 있는 지식인들이 겨우 2주간 한방에 모여서 뜨거운 논쟁을 하면서 새로운 나라를 위한 제헌회의를 열었다. 그러나 250년 동안 미국의 나침판 역할을 한 미국 헌법은 그 20명들의 상상으로 만든 것이 아니다. 고대부터 서양의 정치철학, 특히 플라톤, 아리스토텔레스, 키케로 등 고대 그리스 및 로마 철학가 사상과 행정을 참고로 가장 우수한 사례를 고대 정치 전통에서 발췌해서 헌법으로 제정한 것이다.

미국 헌법은 그 후 프랑스 혁명을 비롯해서 전 세계에 큰 영향을 미쳤다. 그런데 지금 한국인의 태도를 보자. 당시의 미국하고 반대의 모습을 보인다. 특히 대한민국이 1987년 헌법을 준비했을 때, 미국 헌법 그 문헌을 모방한 것 같다. 잘 모방한 것도 아니고, 결과는 미국 헌법 정도도 안되는 헌법을 만들어 냈다. 만약 한국이 미국 헌법을 배우려면, 그들의 콘텐츠 자체를 모방하는 것보다는 한국과는 다른 서양 문화에서 정치철학을 기초로 한 그 당시의 미국 건국 정신을 파악하고 그 건국의 방식을 배우는 것이 더 큰 의미가 있을 것이다.

즉 대한민국 또는 통일 한반도가 한국의 고대부터 근대까지 위대한 정치철학, 각 왕조의 우수한 행정 사례, 그리고 중국 고대 정치철학을 깊이 생각해서 그 문화와 역사의 흐름을 바탕으로 한국에 맞는 새로운 행정 방법을 찾고 새로운 한국의 정신을 세우면 된다. 한국의 전통과 국혼을 활용하고, 서양 전통도 일부 활용해서 한국인들이 휼륭한 헌법을 세우면 국민들 한테 많은 희망을 주고 전 세계에서 모범국가의 사례를 만들수도 있다.

한국인들은 그런 새로운 헌법 준비가 충분히 가능하다. 물론 쉬운 것이 아니지만 한국 전통에 도움이 되는 콘텐츠가 있다. 한국인들도 충분히 그런 제헌 회의를 할수 있는 능력도 있다. 문제는 아무리 하버드대학의 박사학위 소지자가 많아도 한국인들이 한국의 역사, 문화 습관 및 정치철학을 모르고 또한 알려고 노력도 하지 않기때문에 어려워진다.

아무리 서양의 문화가 썩어서 붕괴되더라도 한국인들은 나라의 미래를 한국의 과거 역사에서 찾을 생각을 못한다. 세계적으로 보기 드물게 급속히 발전한 한국의 맹점이 바로 여기 있다. 이제는 “국혼이 바로 선 나라-한국” 이라는 자부심을 구축할 때가 왔다. 돈, 예산의 문제 아니다. 교육 기술의 문제도 아니다. 기하급수적으로 해체되는 서양, 미국, 호주, 유럽의 문화, 행정제도를 보자. 한국이 잘못된 서양의 사례를 따라하면 절대 안 된다는 교훈을 받을것이다. 한국만의 전통 문화 자부심을 세울 시간이 얼마 남지 았았다.

필자는 미국인으로 한국에서 살고 있다. 외국인의 눈으로 보이는 느낌은 지금 한국인의 의식은 명나라 말기 조선왕조 그 시대의 한국인 하고 비슷한 점이 많다. 임진왜란 이후 수 많은 명나라 지식인들은 조선으로 왔다. 그만큼 중국 국내의 제도 붕괴와 정치 싸움이 심했다.

그런데 당시 한국인들은 명나라의 심각한 상태를 잘 파악 못했다. 왜냐하면 명나라의 문화, 명나라 철학, 명나라 과학기술의 표준 등이 한국 국내에서 항상 모범이 되었기 때문에. 명나라의 위기는 아무리 심하더라도 눈에 안 보였다. 많은 조선시대의 지식인들은 명나라는 영원히 변하지 않고 또 같이 있을 것이라고 생각했다.

그런데 역사에는 300년 가는 왕조는 많지 않다. 항상 나라의 제도가 발전 할때도 있고 후퇴할 때도 있어 반복되고 있다. 이제 미국, 그리고 유럽은 명나라하고 비슷하게 내려가는 길로 접어들었다. 물론 그 과정은 오래 걸릴수 있지만, 한국인들은 좀더 빨리 그 사실을 파악하고 한국의 본질적인 철학 및 정신부터 찾아서 한국이 무엇인지를 깊이 고민하고 한국의 오래된 역사속에 존재 하는 미래 도전의 해결방법을 발견하면 한국의 진정한 성공은 가능할 것이다.

Remarks on the passing of Robert Paul Levine

Remarks on the passing of Robert Paul Levine

January 26, 2022

Emanuel Pastreich

I met Paul Levine at a point in my life when I thought I was full-formed, independent and well along on my way in my career. He certainly was not my father, although he would marry my mother and I would be tied to him, in one way, or another as a result. Or at least that is what I thought.

But I underestimated the power of Paul and I certainly did not imagine that by the end he played the role of my father on many occasions to a greater degree than anyone else. Perhaps it was precisely because he never assumed such a role that he had such an impact on me, and on my children.

That was Paul. Who he was, in a straightforward sense, was obvious.  But who he was in a spiritual and creative sense was a puzzle, a mystery, an invitation to something far beyond the ordinary—although he would never have said something like that. As spiritual as he was, he always presented himself as a strict scientist, of course.

When I visited his little house in University City, Missouri, back in 1991, he was not so easy for me to talk to. He was a bit gruff, a bit defensive and he was unwilling to discuss any but a few topics. But even at that less than perfect start, I could tell that there was tremendous depth in Paul. I noticed how he had arranged his items in the bathroom with tremendous care, and also with striking simplicity, suggesting a deep aesthetic sense that did not draw attention to itself.

I saw him reading a broad range of books in different fields, and I observed his ability to interact with just about anyone, to find in the depth of his learning the means to engage whomever he met.

I thought his gruff and laconic style meant that he was a typical elitist academic, something like what I tended to be back in those days. But that also was a complete misunderstanding.

Over the years I watched how Paul spoke to those around him, regardless of their background, with a deep sense of respect for everyone, and also an honest curiosity about how people thought.

I assumed that Paul wanted everyone to see the world like he did. But, in fact, he wanted to understand how others perceived the world.

I came to understand that although he had started at Harvard, there were deep principles that undergirded his interactions, above all a commitment to equality in the pursuit of truth.

I observed, over the decades, Paul’s skill as a teacher, not as a lecturer—as I never heard him teach—but as a poser of questions who engaged in a subtle Socratic method with those around him.

I saw the sophisticated manner in which he spoke with my children, Rachel and Benjamin. He imparted knowledge to them, but he was eager, at the same time, to learn about them, to learn from them.

He was teaching them, I believe, to teach themselves. Paul represented that tradition of teaching as “learning out loud.” 

In the case of Benjamin, his exchanges with Paul on science and the history of science were involved and included the reading of books and frequent debates that left me behind. There is no doubt that Paul played a tremendous role in Benjamin’s intellectual development.

Martha’s Vineyard has become the familiar site for interactions with Paul, meeting with him in his study where he wrote, read from his piles of books and articles, watched classic films late at night, and was able, remarkably, to step out of that tremendous rush forward of modern life and to stop and to observe.

He had a certain stability in his spirit so that whatever might have irritated him a minute ago quickly vanished and he went back to observing things as they are. No matter what the challenge, the crisis, Paul was always back on an even keel before the sun went down.

I feel that Paul was a scholar in a spiritual sense, in a sense that most professors today are not, and he continued to be a true scholar long after he retired.

Paul’s passing is, in a profound sense, the passing of a generation of intellectuals like Jeremy Knowles and Henry Rosovsky at Harvard, men who played such a central role in making scholarship human.    

Paul was clear-headed and insightful until his last minute.

I remember how he cooked salmon for us when our family visited and how he delighted the children with his odd jokes, and made them feel right at home because they could sense, without him saying a word, that they were important to him.

We assume that as people grow older, they become crotchety and inflexible. I do not know whether that is the case. What is clear is that Paul was the complete opposite. He was stubborn and difficult to speak with when I first met him, but in his eighties, and especially in his 90s, he displayed infinite patience and a kindness, an openness and a solidity of spirit, that is hard to find.

In the old days, when I called on the telephone, Paul would say, “I will get your mother.” The conversation was over. But later, he would not only engage me in a thoughtful discussion, but even displayed an uncanny ability to anticipate, and to respond to, what it was I had in mind.

I do not think Paul would want a tribute that piled up all his academic achievements like a marble mausoleum. He would not want us to list his famous textbook Genetics and his hundreds of academic journal articles. He never mentioned any of that research in any of our conversations.

He was certainly a product of institutions, and he enjoyed the processes by which events are planned and carried out. His planning for the troubadour performances in Martha’s Vineyard were fastidious and devoted. But the creative part was most important for Paul.

Even when he talked about his time at Harvard or Stanford, it was never about the big institutional structures, but the humous asides, the odd encounter with Julia Childe, or the humorous exchange at a boring faculty meeting.

To be honest, I have known many scientists in my 25 years as a professor, but I never met a scientist who had the degree of love for history, music, art and literature that I observed in Paul. It was not merely that he has read everything because he was a genius. No, nothing like that at all. Art and literature was at the core of what was Paul.

I am sorry I did not have the chance to spend more time with Paul over the years. I most certainly would have learned an enormous amount from him.

I would have learned about history and culture, about science and policy. Above all, I could have learned how to be human, how to listen and how to just be there, when just being there is one’s role.

Even if we cannot get out to Martha’s Vineyard regularly, Paul will always be there in his study, with his various objects on the shelves around his desk, devices for navigation, the stones picked up long ago, that he placed carefully amongst his favorite books.

My mother, Marie Louise, is the artist, but Paul is also an artist who creates a carefully-ordered ecosystem around himself. The difference, perhaps, is that he does not draw attention to his creations. You could walk by them, as I often did, without noticing what he had invented with such grace.

The loss of Paul is a hole in our universe, a rip in the walls of our reality. At the same time, however, it is also a door to something beyond. It is not only the case that Paul has gone somewhere outside the everyday—but that he opened a portal, like a black hole, that links us to another universe.

The truth is that Paul always offered a window to a deeper understanding of human experience. We just did not notice how remarkable an individual he was.

So, as a proper epithet to Paul, and so as to draw attention to what we have gained, I will close with a poem that sums up what Paul will mean to us going forward, a view of the world from Paul’s perspective. The poem captures how Paul, forever at his desk at the house, has also blended into the very landscape of Martha’s Vineyard.

Do Not Stand by My Grave and Weep

Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand
By my grave, and weep.


I am not there,
I do not sleep—


I am the thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints in snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle, autumn rain.
As you awake with morning’s hush,
I am the swift, up-flinging rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the day transcending night.


Do not stand
By my grave, and cry—
I am not there,
I did not die.

Just one little hint about my new book “How to take down a Multi-Billionaire: A Manual”

People keep asking me about the plot of my new novel “How to take down a Multi-Billionaire: A Manual.” I have to tell them that I am bound by my contract to keep as silent as the grave until the book is published. Yet, my fans keep pushing me. So I will give you all just one little hint, to get you through to Christmas.

“How to take down a Multi-Billionaire” is much less like “Harry Potter” and much closer to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” You see, from ancient times the Vampire has been the ultimate invisible power that makes us its prey—just as does a billionaire. The vampire is a parasite so advanced that it does not believe it is a parasite, even as it sucks the lifeblood of its victims. The vampire seduces its victims, convincing them that they want their heart blood and soul blood to be sucked out of them by this charming parasite.

Yes, there is a lot to be said about my book, but we have already said too much.

“And what do you want for Christmas, Mary? What do you want Santa to bring you?”

“I want a multi-billionaire in a coffin. That is all I want.”

Deception in the revelation of the great manipulation

These two illustrations present the common misrepresentations that are used to confuse and to distract citizens from the true nature of power in the United States so that they are not capable of understanding the new totalitarianism until it is too late.

The first is a strking image of a poisonous snake whose fangs are two syringes containing, persumably, vaccines. In the background the Capitol, CCTV cameras, riot police are visible. The sky is laced with chem trails.

This part of the image makes sense. The problem is the five symbols that hover over the head of the snake’s head and represent the hidden powers that are behind the COVID 19 lockdown of the Earth.

These five symbols are given supernatural power and suggest that it is evil in some biblical sense that underlies the current crisis.

Where is Facebook、Tencent, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Amazon, Walmart, Saudi Sovereign Fund, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, Disney, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle? I like scary movies about dark devil worship cults, but please do not fall for this classic trap. Evil, my brothers and sisters, is just as the Bible teaches us, invisible in.plain site.

Declaration of the Establishment of a Provisional Government for the United States

DECLARATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT

FOR

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

As grievous as was the blow, as terrible as is the suffering, as overwhelming and demoralizing as has been the ensuing chaos, and as discouraging as has been the spread of falsehoods, and the seduction of the educated, it is no surprise to the historian that a mighty nation like the United States could rapidly decline into moral depravity.

It is no mystery to the scholars of Babylon and Rome, of Byzantium and Athens, that great governments are brought to their knees, not by an external enemy, but rather by the substitution of superficial rituals for moral action, by a spiritual blindness that strikes down the best and the brightest.

This moral virus has infected the minds of those who should have known better, and the door was left ajar for the crafty and the cunning to surreptitiously sneak in and slip a collar around the eagle’s neck, rendering justice a pet for their idle amusement.

We have no time now for laments, standing here on the battlefield. The cruel powers have unleashed their dogs of war and they are ripping our institutions to shreds, tearing the living heart out of our government and our schools, and leaving behind our values and beliefs as rotted carcasses for the jackals to feed upon. These stealthy forces keep shifting their forms to confuse us, now conservative, now progressive, now black, now white.

What we know with certainty is that the current lull in the battle is the bait they have laid out for us. They are planning a final assault, as we stand here, dazed and confused. They want us to be absorbed in our selfish needs, stewed in the narcissism of the smartphone, lost in the cult of the self, and incapable of organizing our thoughts, or of mustering bravery, or of rising to the occasion.

Their weapons are different. Rather than a tank, they use a vaccine syringe for their first melee. They use AI and commercial media to reprogram our brains, rendering us docile beasts that chase after food, pornography and glittering images. We did not even notice how they made us dependent on them for food, for energy, for information, and now even for our very identity.   

Not a single column still stands in the temple of government that our founding fathers erected.

The beasts have carved the executive branch up into private fiefdoms, and leased them out to foreign banks. These days, those involved in governance are patted on the head and rewarded for tearing apart the edifice, for doing the bidding of the hidden masters.

The members of the Congress, regardless of their color or flavor, thrust their snouts deep in the public trough, where they devour the slop shoveled their way by the high priests of Mammon.

There are only two parties: the pimps and the whores.

The gangrene flowing through the veins of the judiciary is foul. It corrupts everything it touches, rendering judges and prosecutors unfeeling, incapable of, and unwilling to, uphold the Constitution, or to do anything that might displease their true masters.

Newspapers, magazines, universities and research institutes, corporations and foundations, are spigots that spew forth lies.

An evil spirit has possessed the public sector, rendering it a monstrosity. It slouches towards your neighborhood with a syringe in hand.

Declaration of an Provisional Government

for

The United States of America

In light of the collapse of all branches of the Federal government, and the slip of civil society into the dark abyss of decadence and narcissism, we citizens declare that an Provisional Government of the United States of America is established hereby that will serve as a midwife in the painful, but promising, rebirth of this nation.

The words of this declaration limn the direction forward for our nation and suggest the contours of our future.

The provisional government of the United States will distinguish itself from the wreckage now occupied by jackals and hyenas, by its strict adherence to our sacred Constitution and to the spirit of the law.

The provisional government will administer as much of the United States as it can, granted the tremendous challenges that we face.

The roots of our government are planted firmly in hearts of patriots, of citizens committed to liberty, justice and freedom. The provisional government will lay the foundations for an accountable government capable of addressing common concerns about the economy, society and security, hand in hand with those patriots. 

The United States has a noble tradition of democratic governance. The inspiration for our nation, however, must be traced back to the American Revolution of 1776, and to the revolution against slavery of 1860. Our political philosophy is revolutionary, and this is a moment when that tradition must be revived.  

The Declaration of Independence was the first step, a break with the British Empire. This declaration of independence is a break with the insidious empire of finance and speculation run by billionaires and their servants.


We hereby declare our independence from that empire of corruption and pillage, that empire of foreign wars and manipulative media, that empire of processed foods and needless medications forced on us for profit.


Our founding fathers declared, 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”


We do not need any more media-savvy swiveling between the fraudulent flavors of “progressive” and “conservative,” the Pepsi and Coke of debased politics.

Before we recognize anyone as president, we must first take these six actions:  




1)

We will list the billionaires, investment banks, private equity funds and the other parasitic financial institutions that have taken control of our nation’s government and detail how they govern us illegally.

We will make all information public regarding their criminal takeover, and their criminal administration, of our country. We will bring criminal charges against the leaders, and seize their assets, regardless of how many politicians they own, or how many billions of dollars they claim to possess.


2)

We will take control of the economy, starting with money and finance (especially the Federal Reserve), and create an economy of the people, by the people and for the people.

The speculative economy will end and all fiscal policy will be drafted in close coordination with citizens using scientific data concerning the true short-term and long-term challenges facing our nation. For-profit organizations will play no role in the formulation of economic policy, nor will foreign economic concerns. Corporations whose stock is owned by foreign interests, that have their headquarters outside of the United States, will not be considered American.

3)

We will establish true journalism, starting with journalism produced by networks of patriotic citizens, that is dedicated to the pursuit of truth, and does not shy away from taboo subjects. This journalism will have no corporate sponsors and will be accompanied by social media networks and search engines that are run as regional and national cooperatives responsible to the people, that have pursuit of truth, not profit, as their paramount goal.


4)

We will establish an international committee of ethical citizens to oversee an investigation of the criminal actions by those pretending to be the United States government for the last twenty years. Base on the findings of those public investigations, we will make proposals for a revolutionary restructuring of the government so as to make the citizen again sovereign.

Only then will we be able to hold transparent and accountable elections for the President and the Congress that allow the citizens to vote on the basis of accurate information, elections from which corporate money and private wealth will be banned.

Criminal syndicates like the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, not described in the Constitution, will play no role in these open and fair elections.    

5)

We will set down national security priorities related to the threats facing our citizens. The process of assessing those security concerns will be immune from the lobbying of weapons manufactures and investment banks. We will consider crucial issues such as the collapse of biodiversity, the destruction of our climate, the concentration of wealth and the misuse of technology to destroy the minds of our citizens. We will also stop the use of automation and communications technology by corporations to destroy our livelihoods. We see the war of the rich against the citizens of the Earth as the primary security threat of our age.

6)

We will reform the United Nations so that it will become a space for true “Earth” governance that takes an internationalist perspective, and is not a tool for globalism. We will banish from the United Nations the money chargers and the plutocracy who have shredded the United Nations Charter and made its employees into their lapdogs.


 
The demands are simple, but achieving them will require vision, inspiration, tenacity and sacrifice. The rebuilding of the United States, in accord with its sacred Constitution, will be both a national and an international project.

We call out to all Americans, to all patriots who can hear our voices, and especially to those who were lucky enough to receive outstanding educations, privileged enough to obtain specialized training in the sciences, in international relations, in economics and in medicine. It must be you! Lawyers, doctors, professors, technicians, government officials, corporate executives and business owners! This is your moment of truth.

This is the moment when you must choose to stand with the downtrodden, choose to help citizens, who have not been so fortunate as you have, to distinguish truth from falsehood.

Those who possess extreme riches are not your friends. They care no more for you than they do for the homeless.

We declare today that in our streets, in our neighborhoods, in our states and in our nation, the United States of America, the super-rich and their minions shall have no dominion. The government titles or institutional trappings that they have stolen, or bought, grant them no authority over us.

If truth slips from our grasp, the powerful can easily twist our sentiments. The evil that they stir up shifts patterns, so as to blend into any scene, like a moth, like a chameleon. 

Our provisional government will adhere to the constitution, to the sacred truth and to our moral indignation. We know no other masters.