- Tapa blanda: 228 páginas
- Editor: The Cyberjournal Project (15 de noviembre de 2005)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0977098303
- ISBN-13: 978-0977098309
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- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº311.343 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Escaping the Matrix: How we the people can change the world (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 15 nov 2005
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Richard Moore has distilled decades of participatory thought and dialog into a delightfully readable volume by exploring a compelling metaphor: The Matrix is our present manufactured reality, carefully managed for the benefit of elite interests and rarely questioned by those who live within its structures. Escaping the Matrix catalogs the persistent historical patterns of 'civilized' hierarchy that keep wealthy elites in control of governments and economies. But Moore does not simply tally historical injustices or enumerate the many discrepancies between Matrix and real-world realities. Instead, he challenges us all to action by courageously linking the apparently bleak situation of a dominated world directly to a hopeful vision for achieving new sustainable societies. He urges us to bridge artificially divisive ideological boundaries through a process of community-centered dialog known as harmonization. Escaping the Matrix contains worldview-altering insights and profoundly optimistic conclusions that will leave readers of every political persuasion with real hope that there are practical ways for ordinary individuals to escape The Matrix by taking personal responsibility for changing the world through local action.
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Like the earlier Two-Star reviewer, I am not sure that the "love-in" prescription put forth is the answer. We can easily delude ourselves into thinking that we are getting somewhere with meetings that give us a warm and fuzzy feeling -- until we step outside into the apathetic real world. What we have to do is create a scenario that is so attractive that it causes individuals to realize that the way we currently live and work is insane. Although it may seem counterintuitive, "We the People" have to go about this in a business-like fashion.
For many, The Story of B and other Daniel Quinn books serve as an introduction to cultural indoctrination. This book complements those books nicely.
I'll close with an excerpt from the last chapter in the book:
"This *necessity of personal transformation* myth can be seen as a vestige of the religious myth of *original sin*. The myth fails to recognize that the deficiencies in our current level of personal consciousness are due not to our inherent natures, but are largely the result of systemic conditioning. If the conditioning is removed, the path to personal transformation will be a far easier one."
Every nation-state's governance has legal and historical context. In this aspect, America is *sui generis*. In other words, We the People can do things about our government, currency and credit that other populations cannot.
Most Americans who have performed due diligence have discovered beyond reasonable doubt that 75% of present federal activities, offices, programs, and regulations are, quite simply, ILLEGAL: beyond the powers that We the People enumerated to the federal government.
Yet federal players trundle blithely along anyway, arrogating to themselves pretty much whatever they can grab. After several generations on this federal juggernaut, a rational citizen asks why this is so.
Alas, the average American today is irrational; 'educated' in government schools, he may read three books from high school graduation up to his dotage. Even the slowest wit can grasp blatant, multi-trillion-dollar corruption parading across D.C. and Wall Street today. It distills to a simple aphorism: *As long as Taxpayers pay, Taxspenders spend.*
I should think that Mr. Moore will appreciate that there now an estimated 67 million non-filers in America, including law-abiding, diligent Nontaxpayers like myself. Not only do we understand basic economics and human nature; some of us Nontaxpayers have studied the Tax Code and found it surprisingly constitutional. The law is fine, if only the IRS and the corrupt Congress that it works for, would tell the truth about what it says. Of course, they'll not kill the goose!
Thus, I go much further than Richard Moore has done. I believe that that first We the People must play defense: financial embargo of Congress, post haste. Shut off the spigot at your bank accounts NOW.
That defensive tactic is what the Tax Honesty movement is about; already tens of millions strong. On my American Glasnost site, I demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt -- citing from the Tax Code, Internal Revenue Manual, Code of Federal Regulations, US Supreme Court rulings, Black's Law Dictionary, Sutherland's Rules of Statutory Construction, and former IRS personnel including one commissioner and the only official Historian of the IRS -- that the agency is totally corrupt, and that Tax Honesty is the lawful, ethical, practical way to embargo the domestic enemies of the US Constitution with no lawlessness, bloodshed, or even ill will.
But to truly turn the tide, We the People must go on offense.
In at least 535 American cities and towns next Independence Day, with what is being called the "America Again!" project, citizens can hold a rally in the hometown of each and every member of the Congress. At that annual rally, the citizens read their congressman or senator his/her "report card", read the "America Again!" Declaration aloud, along with a list of their own politician's high crimes, together with very specific legislation that we demand be passed, to put an end to said crimes.
We the People demand that the legislator either support the reform legislation, or be indicted in his/her own STATE court for multi-trillion-dollar fraud and conspiracy on each and every count we can dig up. In most cases, the criminal indictment taken to the State Grand Jury will be QUITE long.
You see, more books about "the matrix" won't cut it at this hour of the day. We are well aware of the enemy's existence and ys, they've been at it since at least Lincoln's time. But impeachment is far too little to stop these crooks. Orange jumpsuits and leg shackles from their STATE Penitentiary, and losing all they own to State confiscation -- will send a powerful message to D.C. and to the world: no one is above the law in America.
For those who may think that this project turns constitutional law and original jurisdiction on its head, see Jefferson's KY Resolution and Madison's VA Resolution, both of which posit this very thing. When the federal creature slips its leash, ONLY We the People and our Sovereign States enjoy original jurisdiction to judge the infractions and apply remedies. Unfortunately, we've muddled along for 145 years because Dishonest Abe's "War to Enslave the States" was terribly effective at creating a monster nowhere contemplated by the framers.
Jefferson and Madison offered the constitutional principle (that Richard Moore nowhere hints at); but neither of those great men offered a tactical plan. The America Again! project is such a people's plan; actually a re-empowerment of the Sovereign States, rather than some Jacobin rebellion.
We the People need to stop rehashing the problem. We can -- and must -- begin merely ENFORCING THE LAW. However many conspiracies are smoldering beneath veils of secrecy, we still have a U.S. Constitution and constitutions in all our sovereign States. As no other place on earth, the people retain a very real recourse in law, if we will only take it every Independence Day! The project is described at America-again (dot) blogspot (dot) and then com.
Taxpayers must understand that Taxspenders will continue to rape them raw as long as they self-assess, sign under penalty of perjury, and allow Congress to skim 35% of their paychecks for their illegal schemes and scams. We will continue to have counterfeit currency printed by an illegal banking organisation until we DEMAND real monetary reform (the America Again! project offers specific legislation developed by two independent constitutionalist monetary research think tanks).
Mr. Moore gives an enligthening assessment of the domestic enemies of the Constitution, and the foreign ones -- who have operated since time out of mind to enrich themselves and enslave all Americans. Well, 67 million of us aren't filing and paying a cent anymore; we did our homework. And now it's time to enforce the law!
The original idea of this republic was that Sovereign States retained most powers and granted relatively few to the federal power. This is still the LAW. Every mercantilist and shrewd politician has known for centuries how to milk Taxpayers, and Obama & Co know "the Chicago Way" of doing the milking, as Taxpayers will increasingly experience.
Richard's book is an enlightening look at the players, but Jefferson and Madison suggested that We the People hold all the cards in this game.
I suggest we begin to play them.
David M. Zuniga, P.E.
Founder, STIRLING Education
Author, "This Bloodless Liberty" (Available early 2010)
Web host, American Glasnost and America Again! (on Blogspot)