On Security Culture
I wandered through the trees, through the alleys and dumpsters, constantly looking for a crowd. A few fellow minded children of the new globe tracked on, and we smelled the sweetness of community. The beating of drums, the singing and the laughter of friends. A camp we were seeking, a camp to call our own, that would embrace us mutually.
As we neared, the markings on the trees…the systematically placed twigs and leaves…it seems the camp was visited once before…
Oh, security culture, my beloved enemy. How you run through the fields, hands held high in delight! A Child in your glory!
You run on the backs of the sovereign, punting heads into the sand. ”It’s for safety”, you persuade, gently rubbing back-sores. You whisper threats in mocked voices, filling the tyrant with fear. The shaking giant accordingly, lashes out against those easily blamed: the worker, the poor, the victims of oppression. For don’t you know, the victim is the first to revolt!
And now, you clever beast, you’ve poisoned the well! The masses now run after you, constantly chasing, letting fear keep them separated, disheveled.
A solid camp, air filtered through compassion and passionate ideals. An action! For the 99%! “What was that?”
Your clumsy feet clamber messily through the tents and the leaves — no sounds made, no attention caught.
“Police? Agents? Drunks!?!”
Like a gust of wind you sink your sinews into the frozen minds of the discontented.
“They’re everywhere.” ”Maybe he’s plotting against you.” “They’re always listening.”
Doves now hyenas, self-interested…self-aware. Towards exclusion.
”Security is godliness”
A newcomer comes forth and the hyenas growl: “shhh! It’s a secret!” The camp turns itself inwards, mouth and bowels, and mouth and bowels, until all nourishment is fecal matter on a plate.
This is not the camp of the Geopoliticus Child.
You have lost my vote. State and Local governments nationwide are beating and jailing American civilians for demanding access to their political, cultural, and economic institutions. Exercise of First Amendment assembly rights is being met by police brutality. We are being ran over by police vehicles, dragged into banks to be arrested. You, sir, are standing idly by.
In the Spring of this year, you and your administration called upon a sovereign despot to step down for brutalizing his citizenry. You administration sent our Air Force to obliterate the siege of freedom and the corruption of the Libyan government. Shame on you Mr. President, for playing your hand around the Globe realms over which you have no authority and for turning a blind eye to injustices at home. You are not upholding the Constitution, you are ignoring it for political clout. You are allowing the degradation of every fiber at the foundation of American political theory.
Mr. President, I have no doubts to your being American in fact. In principle, however, you have shown that you’re not at all American. If you were, you would publicly denounce every police officer that has brutalized American citizens. You would publicly denounce every mayor and governor ordering the assault on human rights. You would demand that the governments under the name of the United States back down and let the sovereign right of the People realize itself without violence and repression. I would highly recommend you doing such, or you will forever be remembered as a man who promised change but didn’t deliver; a man who could have stood with justice and political rights, but who did not. You will be remembered as a tyrant.
With all my heart, my pride, my country,
Let us rebuild our Nation; let us revolutionize our State. Faint memories of a State which was of, by, and for the people linger behind green clouds of synthetic value looming above. The representative State is dead. She was designed to be the puppet of the Nation, the living breathing sovereign human beings with shared cultural values, and now her strings are replaced with golden chains, too heavy for the lifeblood of the People to carry. But the mighty, well-funded organization has taken up her chains, dragging her roughly through gravel of gold. How then, can we, the composite pieces of our Nation, reclaim the State from the wealthy giant purchasing our representatives?
The Nation-State need not oppress the Nation. American constitutional theory relies upon the People as the sovereign power, and utilizes a republican scheme to achieve this. Over the centuries, a little bit of coal and steam, mixed with a spinning jenny, and eventually oil, and a few pesky Supreme Court rulings, a new ‘person’ was born and afforded with political rights. This ‘person’ was once a pet of the government, and now it towers above its former master, jerking puppet strings from our hands.
And this now-mighty beast has expanded so far as to close down our businesses, taking us as its own employees. They have us so enthused with their flashy signs and continuity that we trust them more than our government. They give us money, they employ us. And yet these ‘persons’ are the ones telling our government not to listen to us, but to them. These persons once helped our interests. Now they only think about how much cash sits beneath their well-fed asses.
Americans who value representative government have a hellish battle before them. Hence, those of us who can see past the shadows of the cave, and the captivity of our shells, we must get to work. But how can we take the power from the massive stakeholders funneling money into campaign efforts and running candidates? How do we claim the political power we rightfully deserve?
In the past, political power was attained by violence, and slithers on to the present day. From the American Revolution to the Reign of Terror; from Haiti to Nicaragua; Russia, China, to Cambodia; from Yemen, Syria, and Libya: violence as a means to political power has reigned down upon humanity like a plague. Our brothers and sisters lose their lives so that a small class of newly powerful men (generally) can amass wealth and experiment on their societies with social reforms to amass more and more loyalty and control.
Violent revolution accomplishes nothing but replacing the wealthy elite with a wealthy elite and a “moral” cause.
The Arab Spring has shown the world that violence is not necessary to amass political power from the corrupt, powerful few who restrict rights in favor of personal glory. Tunisia and then Egypt removed powerful dictators that retained power for decades in a matter of weeks by sitting peacefully in the square. Let us not forget, either, our Beloved Gandhi, savior of India. He too dispersed political power through peaceful means. These kinds of peaceful demonstrations will never work in America; not with the way we peacefully demonstrate using social media. We would have to take to the streets and command our representatives to obey our will.
But this, of course, is a danger to our comfort.
Recently, a man amassed an enormous supply of power by consistently and intelligently shouting the mantra “Change and Hope!” This man now stands at the mast of the Greatest Nation on Earth, watching as his crew sells the pieces of ship in high seas. For those of you who don’t care for metaphors: the Congress has sold America’s soul. Lobbyists abound, and although this President has been effective, as I will speak to later, he can’t single-handedly change the country. In the year two-thousand and eight, the Old Liberals leaped with joy, myself included, and said ‘Now we can have change!’ But change never did come; because we sat in our homes, content with our hard work that early November Tuesday. As the Old Liberals die off, the Geopoliticus Child shall emerge, so long as we demand it.
If we want to change the world, we cannot rely on hope alone. We cannot rely on a single man to overthrow oppressive establishments without a Congress and public backing his views. To reestablish a country by, of, and for the People, we must engage in the political system at every level that we can. We must run for office from our city councils and school boards to the Oval Office. If liberals want to accumulate power, they should join the Democratic Party, stealthily climbing up the hierarchy and cutting strings along the way. Advocate rules for your local party, to change the image and the game.
Positive change will not be achieved with Twitter and Facebook.
We have to make ourselves known. We have to get past our personal trust issues and take accountability for our government. We need to attend every election, do an adequate amount of research on a candidate, and trust our guts. If you don’t like the candidates in a particular election, run. If you don’t know enough about the candidates, find a local voter guide or ask a trustworthy friend. Inactivity solves nothing. Cyber activity solves the same. Start a club, meet in person, establish goals, and work to achieve them. Take risks beyond your home life, no matter how hard it is.
We exist in a leadership vacuum. How ironic. We copy our predecessors and refuse to innovate and intuit.We’re all waiting for the Messiah. Don’t hold your breath, as it were.
So let us rebuild our Nation, and incorporate her into our State, removing the powers that have hindered us. Let us stand and be active, contacting and becoming our representatives, forming organizations, joining organizations, lobbying our legislators and executives, taking cases to the courts when we can. Join local political parties and work our ways up, cleaning up the corrosion you find. Drown out apathy and embrace freedom, by actively pursuing it in such a way as to preserve it and protect our own. For this is the day of the Geopoliticus Child, and it is ours to embrace.
The Empire Trilogy.
Empire depicts the status quo state of affairs, highlighting the shift from ‘modern’ sovereignty via the nation-state to a supranational, hierarchical biopolitical sovereign network, allowing for new means of democratic organization for the multitude.
Multitude underlines the key features of the perpetual state of war Empire facilitates as well as presents an alternative organization scheme to that of Empire.
Common Wealth offers a political ethic for leading the new global democracy for the multitude.
These authors are credited and endorsed by authors such as Naomi Klein of Shock Doctrine as well as being described as the communist manifesto of the digital age.
So, it should take me a little while before I post a lot of substantive personal work. I may queue some posts, but maybe not. Feel free to ask me questions and try to communicate, still!
The fascinating blog, Geopoliticus Child, was kind enough to shed some much needed insight into the current political climate of our world, the central issues, and the obstacles that hinder reform and progression.
Here, GPC discusses and debates ideologies, the US bipartisan system,…
CI: Wait. When has the legitimacy of businesses ever been derived from the extent to which they look out for the people of the country in which they are located?
GPC: “From a quasi-public device used by governments to create and administer public services such as turnpikes and canals, the corporation germinated within a system of stock markets, brokerage houses, and investment banks. With railroads it shed its public accountability, then redefined its legal underpinning to redefine the nature of property, and then only when fully mature, flowered at the turn of this century into the realm of manufacturing, when many of the same giants that still dominate the American landscape were created” Roy, 1997.
CI: Also, this becomes more complicated as soon as you recognize that “American business” can mean
1) businesses run by and employing Americans in America
2) businesses run by and employing citizens of other nations in American
3) businesses run by Americans but located in other nations employing the other nations citizens
4) all of the above and also a bunch of other stuff.
Just wondering, due to France’s high involvement with my writings at blogspot.
Oh, how the Old Liberals clap their hands: their frivolous flapping fanning the flames of oppression. The passion of the Civil Rights era lingers in their minds projecting onto the present, inhibiting action, eroding hopes of a better day. Trapped in their own egg shells, bound by self-regulating chains, the Old Liberals cheer as they virtually overthrow tyranny and reality pounds on unchanged.
Oh, how the Old Liberals feed the flies of the marketplace. The vampires outsourcing lifeblood under authorization from Congress. They do, in fact, have morals; they believe that playing the games will give them the ability to change the game, and so they raise their money from the vested interests. And the strings abound to the point that they gag and bound our Old Liberal friends. Words of altruism flow across our eardrums, bludgeoning our minds with hopes and promises just aching to go unfulfilled.
|—||Geopoliticus Child, “On the Old Liberals”|
|—||Geopoliticus Child, “On Business Pt 1”|
|—||Geopoliticus Child, “Lessons from a Christian”|