February 4th, 2013

A Thoughtful Approach To What Comes After The Collapse


I have always enjoyed a passion for free-thinking, for thinking outside the box. It is my firm understanding that everything begins in the mind and is then either extended lovingly or projected egotistically outward from the inner self into one’s field of operation. In some ways of seeing things, I do agree that individuals “create” their own realities. Whether that strikes readers as true or false, I have found in my own life that by dedicating my mind to extending loving thoughts into the world around me I attract back to my life much more positive and loving interactions, more loving and considerate and sensitive people, than fear-based people.  I am not making any great pronouncements on some “secret understanding of life’s mysteries” – I’m just sharing how I myself approach in a responsible way the management of my own consciousness, and I do state honestly that by focusing on loving thoughts instead of fear-based thoughts, my interactions with others are almost always positive and supportive.

That said, I will also confess that I’m the guy who, back in 1999, named a new discussion group “The Mental Militia”.

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Artwork by Lady Firesilk 1999

Artwork by Lady Firesilk 1999

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The Mental Militia is an online community dedicated to the premise that “Consciousness Works!” Mentalitians understand that the real war between governments and individuals is for our minds. This group is dedicated to free thought, the pursuit of truth in all things, philosophy in general, history, art, creativity, and the ontology of the human race, among other abstractions, beliefs, and psychegenic extensions. It is peopled by all sorts of folks – from atheists and agnostics to Buddhists, Christians, Jews, etc.; from conservatives to liberals to philosophical anarchists to Voluntaryists, etc.

The discussion group is, however, mostly populated by small “L” libertarians and capital “L” Libertarians, so it is heavily populated with Ron Paul supporters and freedom lovers of many stripes. It is also the home of Claire Wolfe’s “Freedom Outlaws“.

The purpose is to discuss what works and what doesn’t work in mankind’s relationship between the “Individual” and the “state” (government). Of course liberty for the individual is strongly represented in the ideation of this nation’s founders, as written, so it does not surprise me to see that many members in The Mental Militia are also members in Oath Keepers and/or are staunch supporters of the U.S. Constitution.

If you want to take a peek for yourself, be advised aforehand that I do not pay ($25.00 per year) for conventional certificates for the website/forum. Your browser may pop-up with a warning sign that my url is not a “trusted” url, not a safe site, etc. It will try to scare you from continuing on to the site, because my certificate is not registered with the verifiers most browsers use. If you want to take my word for it, I say just click on the link to make an exception for my site and continue onward. (If you don’t believe me or don’t trust me, or if you fear that the boogey man may leap forth and devour your computer, then click the “get me out of here” button and carry on.)

https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php

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I brought up the afore-going to prepare readers here for the content of a neat video I’ve just found in my inbox. This video will exercise one’s mind with thought material not commonly entertained by the mainstream masses in today’s society.  But to my great joy, I already know that quite a few members in Oath Keepers and even more from our silent readership (yes, this site gets one heck of a lot of readers), there is a growing number of people who will already understand the concepts in this video. The primary concept I am hoping our readers here will come to understand and will remember after watching this video is the libertarian concept called “the non-aggression principle”. Sometimes it is also referred to as the ZAP, meaning: Zero Aggression Principle. In that one idea the libertarian community shares the vision of the Voluntaryists, who believe that all agreements between individual humans should be based on mutual consent.

But enough from me. Please enjoy this out-of-the-box video and be sure to leave your comment below this article.

Salute!

Elias Alias, editor

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Be sure to click on the link which hosts the above YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/user/StormCloudsGathering?feature=watch

And here is the StormCloudsGathering website:

http://stormcloudsgathering.com/

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8 Responses to “A Thoughtful Approach To What Comes After The Collapse”

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    Elias Alias Says:

    About that graphic in the article above – the logo for The Mental Militia – that is a Liberty Gryphon striking flint with steel to spark the world-wide mental revolution which shall empower all self-responsible individuals over all governments everywhere.

    Wow. What a novel idea, eh? ;)

    Salute!
    Elias Alias

  2. 2
    Deborah Says:

    Well, all brides know exactly what they want on their cake before they order it.

  3. 3
    Linda Says:

    Dear Elias, Hmmm,
    1)The gov is demonstrating that they intend to be aggressive towards us; you did not address that in the video, other than by saying this concept wouldn’t work if people couldn’t learn to do without violence. Are you saying that you would allow them to take your weapons and your food stores, and do nothing to defend yourself in the event of what appears to be an inevitable meltdown?
    2) When has any culture successfully existed using the concept you are describing?
    3) In the video, you described the various disparate cultures coming together for self defense. There are several problems with that: a) If they have all adopted a non-aggressive lifestyle, who will the warriors be? b) Since warriors tend to form a special class that often (historically)go from defending their country to being King of the country they live in, how can any aggressive strategy work in your paradigm, even if it is for defense? Once you take up the sword, it radically changes who you are. c) ideological differences do exist right now. How is this really a solution? You are suggesting that human nature is voluntarily controllable through policing ones own mind, emotions and aggression. Is this a Spock-ian philosophy?
    I do like the idea of an evolved Constitutionalism, (re-setting the Constitution so that it is less fragile, and less able to be destroyed by greed); getting rid of taxation, and ensuring that we hve the right to the fruit of our labors. We have been enslaved for quite a long time, and the gov has used the wealth it accumulated from the unlawful taxation of its citizens, to increase its control of us. A bloated government is always based on an unequal distribution of wealth. I believe that each human has the right to personal Sovereignty, and that, if creativity and ingenuity are allowed to flourish, there would be ample wealth for all (though perhaps not wealth as defined by the cocktails and society ball set. Unfortunately, as with any group, those who are best at playing certain games tend to take control of the entire process, and that leads to top-down aggression, enslavement and so on. There is a marked tendency for sociopaths to win out in various kinds of competition, because they don’t care about the rules, they are unconcerned by the cost to others, and they are willing to win (which is often something lacking in many humans.It almost seems as if many people are programmed to fail, unwilling to put forth the effort it takes to win, and that they unconsciously intend to live at the bottom of the pile. Can we really change that?
    I would like to live in a more low tech, human centered, small community that offers the individual ‘birth to death’ dignity and usefulness. There are many areas where I am personally very productive; but I can neither connect with others of like mind, nor find my way through the maze to the place where there is peace and safety for one and all.
    You say that the Liberty Gryphon striking flint with steel to spark the world-wide mental revolution is intended to empower all self-responsible individuals over all governments everywhere.Again, if the self responsible person asserts his or her empowerment above the government, how will the government respond? It sounds like civil conflict between government and individuals is inevitable?
    I don’t have a cell phone and I can’t make a film, (and I am really, very tired tonight) but that is how I would answer your questions. Sorry if this isn’t as focused and clear as it should be, but it is from the heart. Linda

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    Austrian Economics is Color Blind Says:

    Linda @ comment #3,

    Government intervention in the economy is the source of a lot of our problems; To your question #2, I would say that, to the extent that government wasn’t attempting to do more than protect private property rights, is the extent to which those cultures successfully existed.

    You might be interested to learn that the Mises Institute, Lew Rockwell, and Tom Woods sites have extensive information about what the Non-Aggression Principle would look like in real life, and explore history with a view toward highlighting how a deviation from that principle has resulted in great destruction of life and property.

    Here is a video that will give you a sense of how the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) would work:

    Applying Economics to American History | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-LJ3wZjD4I

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    CoreyG/Texas Says:

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    Shorty Dawkins Says:

    First, let me say I have spent many hours at the Mental Militia. It was the place I first got to know my good friend, Elias Alias. The people there are true ‘thinking people’. They have created a real Mental Militia.
    Now for the video. I am a voluntaryist who believes in the ZAP. Make no mistake, the ZAP is not a policy of pacifism. I will defend myself against those who initiate aggression against me and those I love and care about. I will not, however be the one who initiates aggression. That he, (the narrator), blithely dismisses those who wish to return to a time like when the Constitutional Republic was founded, shows a lack of understanding of what the original intent of the Founding Fathers was. As far as his speaking of different systems in different areas, isn’t it really a question of decentralization, to a radical extreme? Yes, a socialist community could exist side by side with a capitalist system, if both communities abided by the ZAP principle. The major point he was making is something I can agree with him on, that being we need to create a new paradigm of live and let live.
    In regards to Linda’s question 2: When has any culture successfully existed using the concept you are describing?
    I suggest you research Ireland before their conquest by the English. They existed with such a system for over a thousand years. Look up the word Tuath. Tuaths were voluntary organizations in Ireland of that period. Iceland also had a period of voluntaryism. It HAS been done before. It has been forgotten, however. Those who wish to control others have hidden it from us.

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    Cal Says:

    Let me list some real problems that have not been considered (or at least were not mentioned) in the video.

    At this time we now have more foreign troops on US soil then at any other time in our history. Obama sold/gave China 50 square miles that is to be “International territory” in the USA.

    All foreign nations since America came into being has thought we were an abomination”, and have worked over the centuries to destroy us.

    They are now set up to take over here within our own nation when disaster strikes. It will not be us “working it out amongst ourselves” in whatever fashion. If we cannot band together now – we will be taken over by foreign nations, and depopulated (Read UN’s Agenda 21) so that they can use our natural resources more easily. Those left will be slaves: no decisions will they be allowed to make for themselves – food, drink, work, where they get to live, sleep, even if they get to live, relationships – if even allowed, etc all will be decided by those who are currently, and are still being put into place, here in the USA to take us down when the deliberately manufactured collapse happens. This is not accidental.

    @ Linda “(re-setting the Constitution so that it is less fragile, and less able to be destroyed by greed);”

    The US Constitution is not fragile – apathy of the people – soveriegns – is the problem. We LET them take over our schools and teach unconstitutional things, remove eertything constitutional from our schools, teach apathy. We did NOT teach our chidren their responsibilities, and to take pride in them, to our nation. WE allowed corrupt individuals to stay in office “because we liked them”. (Con man wouldn’t starve if they were not liked? Actions, not words are important.)

    We allowed our media to be made into cartel even though that is illegal here. We are still doing nothing about it. WE let them put onto TV, radio, movies, etc things that modified how we think, how we react, “dumb” and “numb” us down to be more pacified so that we can be more easily taken over. If we lose our nation it is directly OUR fault.

    There are many methods of accountability, none did we use. Lawfully required Oath of office: not keep it no longer meet the requirements of the office – can be immediately replaced. Have you spoken, written to your legislatures – state and federal, governor, state AJ, law enforcement including sheriffs about this? What about that it is both a criminal and civil offense to not keep it?

    When both the democratic party and the republican party became corrupted did you require their arrest? Fight to dismantle those parties even though they have been working against our nation for decades? What about election fraud, did you keep bugging your law enforcment and governor, etc about arrests and prosecutions? Are you fighting for any of those things now?

    Why do you think Obama shipped American soldiers OUT OF THE USA while bringing UN troops and mercenaries into the USA? WE need American troops home, Obama, Panetta, Dempsey committed treason so their orders are not valid. Besides they have been killing our own troops off.
    fudnign and arming terrorists, even the ones blamed for 9/11.

    The video is nice, but reality it isn’t. Or it is overlooking some mjor problems. It will not be us deciding what is going to happen in our own country. Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2, and Obama have seen to that. You want to be able to have a choice? Then stop what is happening now – because the choice is going to be taken out of OUR hands soon.

    The US Military will be the UN military, on the run, or dead; same with law enforcement. All anyone had to do was read those things years ago. I have been considered a nut case about Agenda 21 – yet – here it is, being implemented for the last 25 or so years. Free Trade was NEVER what it was presented to be – did you read it? CAFTA, NAFTA, WTO, even the UN, etc – all of them were designed with the destruction of the USA as a main point. All the “green” stuff Obama and this (and previous) adminstrations are pushing are “nice sounding names” for UN’s Agenda 21. It is all treason – yet everyone acts like it is “fine”. All anyone had to do was read them.

    Start at state levels holding your state and congressional, senate reps accountable for their actions. Remove them for NOT keeping their oaths. Prosecute them for federal crimes and civil crimes committed starting with the oath breaking as it qualifies under both. Remove any jodge that does not use ONLY constitutional law as it is the only legal ones here. We might still have a chance – but it is a slim one.

    Don’t believe me, READ! But read them fast.

    Obamacare – you will be microchipped. But hey, they starting microchipping our military 2 or 3 years ago. Obmacare even has an armed and trained “civilian” miltary with no allegience to any but Obama.

    Don’t think we have LOTS of well armed foreign troops on US soil, and waiting on our borders? With more scheduled to be coming in at the end of this month. and next month to “train” and learn military techniques? RESEARCH it for yourself. Obama has shown enemy government through restricted places in our fed gov where they were NEVER supposed to be – and everyone has ignored this.

    Stay Safe and Detention free all! READ!

  8. 8
    William Carter Says:

    Pretty good video.

    Here’s the thing, though.

    Socialism, Fascism, Marxism, Communism, Globalism…are the enemies of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for ALL.

    The above 5 are nothing less than tyranny, oppression, and harrassment. The very thought and teaching of the above 5 are a threat to Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for ALL.

    This may be tough, but anyone who wants any of the above 5 ideologies, get out of the U.S. Leave U.S. in peace.

    Take your pick which country you want to move to.

    North Korea, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Russia still has pockets of Communism,and I’m sure there are other countries that enslave their people, and that live under that yoke of tyranny.

    You don’t want Freedom and Liberty…fine, you’re more than free to leave.

    Stop trying to take away and destroy our GOD given Freedoms, Liberties, and Justices for ALL.

    Please, just leave the United States.

    We’ll be much better off without you.

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