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Medea Benjamin (born Susan Benjamin; September 10, 1952) is an American political activist, best known for co-founding Code Pink
We showed earlier this week where the NORDIC TRIBES like the VIKINGS say they were the original RUSSIAN settlers
The Varangian Rus 1/3
Generally speaking, the Norwegians expanded to the north and west to places such as Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and…
The answer is simple. Rehoboam was of the tribe of Judah. He retained that tribe and was given one more, which turns out to be the tribe of Benjamin (I Kings 12:21; II Chronicles 11:12).
---AND we saw how our SOUTHERN TRIBES claim THEY were the original Russian settlers KIEVAN EMPIRE
So, since the WORLD BANK/WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION and the UNITED NATIONS are depopulating the EARTH global banking 1% myth-making and propaganda is now telling us NORTHERN TRIBES (10) ARE GOING, GOING, GONE----SOUTHERN (2) TRIBES are those heading for the Third Empire in Russia the global 1% getting a luxury apartment in the mining shaft eco-dome in SIBERIA.
Private Benjamin (1980) - Rotten Tomatoeswww.rottentomatoes.com/m/private_benjamin Devastated when her brand-new husband (Albert Brooks) drops dead on their wedding night, Jewish American princess Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn) is receptive to the pitch delivered by a duplicitous recruiter for the Women's Army Corps.
Of course we are now reading that CHINA'S LEADER ----LI-----is of course a member of those SOUTHERN TRIBES OF ISRAEL. None of this is religious-----there is no HOLY GRAIL scroll telling us who is descendant from what TRIBE----it is simply global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS using our religious texts----BIBLE/TORAH/KORAN et al -----to MOVE FORWARD ONE WORLD back to STONE AGE 1000BC-----bringing together these two regions created from splitting of ancient Israel Empire
Now, all US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE and global 99% all need to fight to be in the latest 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL----made 10 TRIBES OF ISRAEL ---now being made 2 TRIBES OF ISRAEL----AND none of this has anything to do with our global religious texts.
I Kings 11:35-36 - 10 tribes would be given to Jeroboam and one tribe(Judah) to Rehoboam.
But doesn't that include Benjamin as well (I Kings 12:21). Who are the 10 tribes of the Northern Kingdom and the 2 tribes of the Southern Kingdom?
Answer:"Now it happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the way; and he had clothed himself with a new garment, and the two were alone in the field. Then Ahijah took hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces. And he said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: 'Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and will give ten tribes to you (but he shall have one tribe for the sake of My servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel), because they have forsaken Me, and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the people of Ammon, and have not walked in My ways to do what is right in My eyes and keep My statutes and My judgments, as did his father David. However I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, because I have made him ruler all the days of his life for the sake of My servant David, whom I chose because he kept My commandments and My statutes. But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand and give it to you-ten tribes. And to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there" (I Kings 11:35-36).
At first glance, you might wonder why Ahijah can't do basic math. He rips his garment into twelve pieces, tells Jeroboam to take 10 pieces and 1 piece will remain with Solomon's son Rehoboam. But 10 plus 1 doesn't equal 12! What happened to the last piece?
The answer is simple. Rehoboam was of the tribe of Judah. He retained that tribe and was given one more, which turns out to be the tribe of Benjamin (I Kings 12:21; II Chronicles 11:12). Even then, when the split occurred, some people chose sides and moved. Even within the territory of Judah, there were members of all the tribes (I Kings 12:17).
So, this battle of who is JEWISH with thousands of years of fighting between one TRIBE or another----when in fact WE ARE ALL JEWISH. We are all AFRICAN. As we stated, when man migrated out of AFRICA through the GATEWAY of near EAST back in 4000, 3000, 2000 BC they would have settled no doubt in ancient ISRAEL EMPIRE and they would no doubt feel they had to ---or were made to become that dominate religion JEWISH. As ancient ISRAEL EMPIRE was sacked and looted brought down by the same BEOWULFS we have in CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA---those citizens were forced to become EX-PATS of Israel taking that religion with them ----WE WERE ALL INDEED JEWISH. WE WERE ALL INDEED AFRICAN. Just as brutal dictators claiming themselves KING claimed their family descended from APOLLO---ZEUS------KING DAVID, KING SOLOMON et al------when in fact they were not-----this whole system of who is JEWISH---who is 10 TRIBES vs 2 TRIBES is FAKE NEWS used by whoever is currently in power.
CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA and ONE WORLD GLOBAL 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS WANT TO DOWNSIZE EARTH'S POPULATION SO THEY CLAIM 10 TRIBES OF ISRAEL DEAD LONG LIVE 2 TRIBES OF ISRAEL.
If we follow this arcane system of POWER AND WEALTH tied to our religious texts EDITED over 3000 years by the KING then in power-----the 10 TRIBES OF NORTH would be JEWISH as are the 2 TRIBES OF SOUTH. One does not WIN by claiming to be JEWISH. We can all pretend to be JEWISH in MOVING FORWARD just as people were made to claim they were ROMAN CATHOLIC during European DARK AGES-----but is really is more simple to STOP MOVING FORWARD US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES----and get rid of global banking 5% freemason/Greek players.
OUR CURRENT WORLD 99% OF CITIZENS ARE FAR TOO EDUCATED AND INFORMED TO BELIEVE THESE RIDICULOUS MYTH-MAKING STRUCTURES BASED ON HOMER'S GREEK GODS AND GODDESSES.
This is why US 99% WE THE PEOPLE and our new immigrants to US must move away from ---EVOLVE from ancient GREEKS/FREEMASON structures only used to enslave and control our 99% of citizens.
Saying ‘We Are All Jews,’ Obama Honors Americans’ Lifesaving Efforts in Holocaust
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis
Jan. 27, 2016
WASHINGTON — In a German prison camp 71 years ago, Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds stared down the barrel of his Nazi captor’s pistol and refused to say which of his fellow prisoners of war were Jewish.
“We are all Jews here,” said Sergeant Edmonds, the highest-ranking American noncommissioned officer at Ziegenhain stalag that day, instead ordering more than 1,000 of his fellow prisoners to stand together in front of their barracks. The Geneva Convention required prisoners to provide only their name, rank and serial number, not their religion, Sergeant Edmonds said, warning the German that if he shot them all, he would be tried for war crimes.
That act of defiance in January 1945 spared the lives of as many as 200 Jews, and, on Wednesday, President Obama echoed Sergeant Edmonds’s words of solidarity with the Jews as he recognized him posthumously as the first American service member to be named Righteous Among the Nations, an honor bestowed on non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.
The event was the first time a sitting American president has spoken at the Israeli Embassy, and it was all the more notable because it came only months after Mr. Obama clashed openly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel over the Iran nuclear deal. On Wednesday, there was little sign of the rift.
“We are all Jews, because anti-Semitism is a distillation, an expression of an evil that runs through so much of human history, and if we do not answer that, we do not answer any other form of evil,” Mr. Obama said. “America’s commitment to Israel’s security remains now and forever unshakable, and, I’ve said this before, it would be a fundamental moral failure if America broke that bond.”
In Oswiecim, Poland, and Berlin, survivors of the Holocaust commemorated the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, while a minute of silence was held in the United Nations.Published OnJan. 27, 2016CreditImage by Kacper Pempel/ReutersMr. Obama was welcomed warmly by Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, who, with Mr. Netanyahu, spent much of last year working to defeat the president’s highest foreign policy priority. It was the clearest sign to date that both governments are working to heal their relations.
“We know we have no better friend than the United States of America,” Mr. Netanyahu said in a video message. Addressing Mr. Obama, he added, “Your being here reflects the unbreakable bond of friendship between Israel and the United States.”
The subject of the Holocaust has been a freighted one throughout Mr. Obama’s presidency. Some Israelis and American Jews were angered by his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo in 2009, when he declared that the aspiration for a Jewish homeland was rooted in the “tragic history” of the Holocaust. Critics viewed the comment as an implicit rejection of the Zionist ideals and biblical underpinnings of Israel’s history.
On Wednesday, Mr. Obama reflected on the visit he made to the Buchenwald concentration camp after that speech. He was introduced as a president with “a Jewish soul” by Steven Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director of the 1993 film “Schindler’s List,” which recounted the tale of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist named as Righteous Among the Nations decades ago for saving more than 1,000 Jews who worked in his factories.
Also being honored on Wednesday was Lois Gunden, a French teacher from Goshen, Ind., who traveled to southern France in 1941 on a Mennonite service project and established a home there where she sheltered children, including Jews whose parents she persuaded to leave them in her care, rather than face deportation or worse.
Mary Jean Gunden, 61, Ms. Gunden’s niece, said her aunt had a “standard line” that she went to France in 1941 and ran a children’s home. She was later detained in Baden-Baden, Germany, by the Nazis, and she went home in a prisoner exchange in 1944. “Unfortunately, none of us really asked a whole lot more than that,” Mary Jean Gunden said. “I’m not convinced that she ever actually realized the magnitude of what she had done.”
After her aunt’s death in 2005, the younger Ms. Gunden, a retired college administrator, researched her past, rifling through an old trunk containing letters, journals and beach sandals for clues about what she had done in the seaside town of Canet Plage. She eventually contacted Yad Vashem with what she learned.
“Nobody talked about what happened during the war — it’s just now that people are trying to unearth what really was done and to find the stories of the people who tried to do good during these very dark times,” said Eric Escudier, a municipal worker in Perpignan, France, who, with his mother and aunt, wrote a book about Ms. Gunden and the home she had established.
While Sergeant Edmonds’s relatives knew he had been taken prisoner by the Germans after the Battle of the Bulge, he had said little about his experiences, telling his family that there were some things that were too difficult to talk about, said his son Chris Edmonds.
After the younger Mr. Edmonds watched a short video his daughter produced in 2009 for a college assignment about her grandfather’s World War II service, he decided he needed to know more and pored over his father’s diaries, which contained no account of the episode other than the phrase “before the commander” with no explanation.
“What that means to me now is, ‘I stood before the commander on behalf of my Jewish brothers,’ ” said Mr. Edmonds, a 58-year-old Baptist pastor from Maryville, Tenn.
But an online search that turned up a New York Times article that made passing reference to Sergeant Edmonds’s deed solved the mystery. The 2008 article quoted Lester J. Tanner saying he owed his life to Sergeant Edmonds for his act of heroism years before.
“What still stands out for me are Roddie’s words and the surprise that we were saved,” said Mr. Tanner, now 92.
Mr. Edmonds is working to get his father awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military tribute. But he said that Wednesday’s recognition carried particular significance, given the recent tensions between the United States and Israel.
“It is an amazing honor, and then to see that, potentially, it could help strengthen the ties between the United States and Israel — that excites me,” said Mr. Edmonds , who is a volunteer activist for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel group that worked to defeat the nuclear deal with Iran.
“I’m grateful that the president feels like it’s valuable to be there to honor all of the righteous,” Mr. Edmonds said.
ROHOBOAM we are told was son of KING SOLOMON when the ancient KINGDOM of ISRAEL was a strong united kingdom----just as our United States was strong and thriving and has been under attack by global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA. As this WIKIPEDIA and vast numbers of academic journals are telling us-----we are DIVIDED on the HISTORICITY of united monarchy described in our BIBLE. No doubt that is because our BIBLE has been EDITED several times over these few thousand years.
ROHOBOAM VS JUDAH 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL IS HOKUM POKUM.
Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the modern country, see State of Israel. For the two split kingdoms, see Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) and Kingdom of Judah.
Map of the Kingdom of Israel as described in the Hebrew Bible around the narrative time of David and Saul (vassal states and defeated kingdoms in red)The United Monarchy (Hebrew: המלוכה המאוחדת) is the name given to the Israelite kingdom of Israel and Judah, during the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon, as depicted in the Hebrew Bible. This is traditionally dated between 1050 and 930 BCE. On the succession of Solomon's son, Rehoboam, around 930 BCE, the biblical account reports that the country split into two kingdoms; the Kingdom of Israel (including the cities of Shechem and Samaria) in the north and the Kingdom of Judah (containing Jerusalem) in the south.
Modern historians are divided on the historicity of a united monarchy as described in the Bible. There is little extrabiblical evidence of a united kingdom of Judah and Israel in the 10th century BCE
For those 99% of WE THE PEOPLE who are REALLY RELIGIOUS----whether Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Hindi, Buddhist-------we cannot allow those global 1% and their 5% FAKE RELIGIOUS PLAYERS tie us to any religious text being DIRECT WORDS OF GOD whatever our thoughts of what GOD means. Our earliest pagan/Kabbalah/Christian movements by 99% of people back in the day had no KINGS AND QUEENS----had no rigid religious text----it was based on feeling DIVINITY within ourselves and others----it was based on the morals and ethics, compassion, empathy, needed for CIVIL SOCIETIES.
EACH OF OUR WORLD RELIGIOUS TEXTS HAVE THESE BASIC TENETS OF OUR EARLY RELIGIONS ----DON'T FALL FOR ALL THAT EDITING BY THOSE MOST BRUTAL TO CALL THEMSELVES 'KINGS'
So, NOW we are to believe that CHINA'S LEADER----LI ----is TRIBES OF ISRAEL (2 TRIBES) after MAO'S making all Chinese 99% tied to atheism-----VOILA now China's LI is going to bring religion back to China no doubt tied to 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL minus 10 TRIBES being one of those 2 TRIBES MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE.
THIS FLIPPING OF EARTH'S ECONOMIC AXIS IS MORE RANDOM THAN THE FLIPPING OF EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELDS.
REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVES KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.
'Nevertheless, corruption is still a factor that has an impact as well on the rising power'.
So, these global ROBBER BARON global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS periods of sacking and looting civilized societies to claw back wealth and power has been going on since ANCIENT GREECE AND EMPIRE OF ISRAEL----still MOVING FORWARD today in Asia, Arabia, Europe by extension AMERICAS always seen as colonies by those OLD WORLD EUROPEAN KINGS AND QUEENS----now fading and moving to SIBERIA to allow those EASTERN KINGS AND QUEENS the stage.
Easternisation: The Shift Of Power From West To East
December 15, 2016By
Most power is still found in the Western world. Over the last few centuries, Western countries proved themselves to be top-notch in terms of economic development, technology, education, and political power. However, this might soon to come to an end, especially economic-wise. Over the past decades, Asia has become a booming continent. Gideon Rachman (the Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator at The Financial Times) wrote an entire book, named Easternisation (2016), about the major transition of power from West to East.
What Is Going On?
Asia, and particularly China, is on the rise but does not have the intention to harm the outside world. The currently established power (the US) is challenged by China. According to Rachman, this is referred to as ‘the Thucydides trap’, predicting that the US will start a trade war because they are afraid of China. The US should have found a way to co-exist with China. However, they have been busy in the Middle East.
Historically, Western countries have always determined developments and decision-making on the other continents. Just look at the colonial times, when Europe almost ruled the majority of the world’s surface. This way of ruling slightly changed as the US gained more power, especially after the Second World War. However, this is all coming to an end. The main reason for this is economic development, which is clearly visible in Asia, especially over the last decades. Asia’s wealth has been rapidly increasing in the last few years, and China has made great improvements in this area as well. This change in wealth led to pressure on Japan and the US. It seems that the established power (the US) is focusing on the wrong area.
Economically speaking, the interference of the US in the Middle East possibly resulted in some crucial consequences. This meddling behaviour led to war, terrorism, and the rise of the immigrant stream to Europe. Consequently, this immigrant stream negatively impacted the entire European economy. Additionally, the economic crisis, Greece, Brexit, a potential Frexit, and the situation in Ukraine are considered to be other factors that had a huge impact on the overall economy in Europe. This clearly shows the highly unstable situation in the Western world, and a country like China can make use of this. Europe and the US are relatively lacking in terms of political and economic power. It is expected that China will make a huge impact because the country counts over a billion of people.
China In More Detail
The Chinese economy has been growing already at a high rate since the 1980s. A historical moment occurred when China became the largest economy in 2014 in terms of purchasing power. This was already the first sign of power shifting. Moreover, three out of the four world’s largest economies are now in Asia. More specifically, this is also true at a city level. According to research conducted by Oxford Economics, Asian cities will be among the top performers in the world in terms of GDP contributions by 2030.
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It is expected that this economic development will continue at a fast pace in the near and long term future. The main reason for this growth is the division of the world’s population. In about ten years, it is expected that the majority of people will live in Asia. Furthermore, this majority of people will be more wealthy and can have an even more positive impact on the global economy.
Many people have pointed out that the growth rate in China is plummeting, but it is still quite steady at approximately 7%. Asia, and particularly China, will defeat North America and Europe in terms of overall power relative to GDP and population. The process of Easternisation is clearly on its way.
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Recent accessibility changes are also clearly seen in the way foreign investors can invest in China and its surroundings. Last week, a stock link was created between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, providing easier access to the Chinese stock market. It is expected that this access channel will bring in $29bn in inflows. At this moment, more international investors, who only count for 2% of the overall market capitalisation of $3.4trn, will enter this enormously large untapped market. This will change the proportional numbers related to national and foreign investors because no clear regulatory constraints are put in place. In the end, this stock link is not a capital flight approach, and cash can only be taken in the currency that was invested in the beginning. In the end, this new opportunity is an attractive one for investors and another sign that China is really on its way in terms of economic power.
$3.4trn is the total Chinese market capitalisationHowever, there was also some downside news, recently. Some exchange controls were put in place that had an impact on foreign corporations. Dividend payments abroad could not be made. At this moment, China wants to control the capital outflows.
China wants to grow its foreign investment reserve, and this is one of the consequences since the reserve has been drying up in the recent period. This is clearly linked to the renminbi currency that went down by 6% against the dollar since the start of this year. At the moment, dividends of foreign companies are stuck in the Democratic People’s Republic until further notice. How far is China going and what will the reaction be of Europe and the US?
The US is already reacting. The dollar just hit its strongest level in about 13 years since President-Elect Donald J. Trump is on board. This even strengthens the capital outflow described earlier and puts enormous pressure on the Chinese economy. Moreover, investors are even offloading assets that were valued in renminbi, mainly because the currency looked promising, but hit its’ eight-year low versus the dollar, recently. Is implementing exchange controls China’s answer to the outcome of the US election? And is China on its way to internationalising the country’s currency? It is quite obvious that the high growth potential country is having some issues on the rising path. How dependent is China on its foreign partners?
Japan, The ‘Western Ally’ Of The USJapan is doing a good job in its attempt to receive protection from its Western friend, the US. Recent announcements show that $50bn will be invested in US tech start-up firms by the Japanese telecom and internet giant SoftBank. Consequently, it is expected that this will create 50,000 more jobs in the US.
From the short video that was shortly introduced after the news came out, it was clear that Trump made a good first impression in Japan. After all, the move of this Japanese company can be logically connected to the fact that many Asian countries are afraid of the rising power of China and want to make sure security is put in place.
In conclusion, it will be the question of which direction the future period will go. China is a rising economic power that has already had a huge impact on the global economy. Moreover, it is expected that this development will continue in the future, so the Western world has to make sure the right response is given. However, China is not there yet, and there will be factors that can slow down the process. One of those factors is put in place by China itself. The restriction of dividend payments repatriations and other capital shifting clearly shows China included some restrictions related to the attraction of foreign investments, which it needs to grow further as an overall economy.
However, the new Hong Kong-Shenzhen stock link partially offsets this restriction. In the end, China remains dependent on the outside world and has to analyse it to make the best use of its relations with other crucial countries. Nevertheless, corruption is still a factor that has an impact as well on the rising power. On the contrary, the Western world has to make sure it keeps the worldwide balance between East and West regarding economic power. Major changes are visible at the moment, and the shift is on its way, so it would be a good decision to start learning Chinese.
Our US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE whether right wing or left wing whether supporting a 14th amendment or state's rights ----better WAKE UP and shake those OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS' myth-making freemasonry/Greeks ECONOMICS out of our US sovereign government Federal, state, and local----in short
GET RID OF ALL GLOBAL BANKING 5% POLS AND PLAYERS BLACK, WHITE, AND BROWN AND BE AMERICAN CITIZENS OR WE WILL BE MOVING FORWARD BACK TO STONE AGE 500 BC.
Let's see were the VISIGOTHS---VANDALS----CELTS-----VIKINGS----MONGOLS----PERSIANS----THE GOLDEN HORDE-----were they 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL on the right side or left? North or South?
We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Are we in the United States sovereign individuals? I believe we are according to the U.S. Constitution. The purpose of this treatise is to investigate and expose the principals of not only what it means to be sovereign, but of sovereignty in general and whether the U.S. Constitution actually guarantees the individual sovereign status. This discourse will touch on the differences between republicanism, democracy and the actual make-up of the United States with regard to the U.S. Constitution as well as the beliefs of our founding fathers.
What is sovereignty? Black’s Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. defines sovereignty, “The possession of sovereign power; supreme political authority; paramount control of the constitution and frame of government and its administration; the self-sufficient source of political power, from which all specific political powers are derived[ii].” By definition, sovereignty gives the ownership of power; ultimate political power to determine; preeminent direction over the make-up and structure of not only the government, but the administration of the government as well; the provision for one to supply for his own needs, sans external assistance; and the source of our ability to act with regard to politics.
According to 1215.org Lawnotes[iii], “A republic and a democracy are identical in every aspect except one. In a republic the sovereignty is in each individual person. In a democracy the sovereignty is in the group.” This may seem like a very small distinction, but the difference is great. The individual’s sovereign status cannot be taken by the majority in a republic, with the exception in the U.S. being “100% of a jury convicts, then the individual loses sovereignty and is subject to group-think as in a democracy.” But, in a democracy, “The minority only has those privileges granted by the dictatorship of the majority.” A republic is, “That form of government in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and exercised by the people, either directly, or through representatives chosen by the people, to whom those powers are specially delegated.” A Democracy is, “That form of government in which the sovereign power resides in and is exercised by the whole body of free citizens directly or indirectly through a system of representation, as distinguished from a monarchy, aristocracy, or oligarchy.” So, “In a republic the group only has advisory powers; the sovereign individual is free to reject the majority group-think.”
Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.” Article VI, Clause 2 states, “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof…under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land[iv].” As unequivocally stated in the U.S. Constitution, the sovereign power which is vested in the people through Republicanism is guaranteed by the supreme Law of the Land, the Constitution of the United States. There can be no doubt, our forefathers, believed in the sovereign individual or the U.S. Constitution would clearly state, we the people of the United States are a democracy. Yet nowhere within the U.S. Constitution is the word democracy even mentioned.
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain government.
Are our Constitution and our sovereignty inviolate? I would argue, by Law, i.e., the U.S. Constitution, and by definition, our possession of sovereign power; the answer is undeniably yes, both are inviolate. But if you look not only at our modern day society, but to some of the founding fathers themselves, it is obvious there is a debate on this issue. Modern day discussions involve such matters as the 2nd Amendment[vi] to the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court[vii] has “Ruled the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense,” in District of Columbia v. Heller. In United States v. Cruikshank, the courts view was the 2nd Amendment “Has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government.” Of course, one case (D.C. v. Heller) wasn’t for a criminal enterprise, while the other (U.S. v. Cruikshank) was. Yet what is interesting is the wording, “Has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government.” But in the case United States v. Miller, Mr. Miller and another person “Were indicted for transporting an unregistered sawed-off shotgun across state lines in violation of the National Firearms Act of 1934.” Mr. Miller’s argument was, “That the section of the National Firearms Act regulating the interstate transport of certain firearms violated the Second Amendment.” The U.S. District Court agreed with Mr. Miller, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the decision. The reasoning was, “The absence of any evidence tending to show that possession or use of a [sawed-off] shotgun…has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, we cannot say that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear such an instrument.” Obviously, one has the tendency to believe none of the Supreme Court justices at the time, had ever been in the military. I can only believe with regard to Mr. Miller’s case, as well as present day politics, We the People may as well refer to the Supreme Court as Nine Empty Chairs.
Unlike the U.S. government’s belief in dictatorship, whether it’s Executive, Legislative, Judicial, Federal, State or Local, I personally believe, as I believe many of the founding fathers of this nation believed, the government needs to be restrained by the people for good reason; they cannot be trusted. Let’s take 12 of the founding fathers of the nation - 6 truly believed in a Republican form of government; Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, Mason, Wilson and Randolph, but 6 truly believed in a Federalist form of government; Washington, Adams, Hamilton, Morris, Sherman and Jay. Which 6 were correct and which 6 weren’t? All 12 men believed in the U.S. Constitution, the Federalists simply believed in a stronger national government while the others believed in more of a Republican form of government where the individual and not the government maintained the most power. Yet to the British, they were all traitors, and none of the founding fathers of this nation believed in an overreaching government or wanted one. The men who fought for Independence risked their lives, families, wealth, property and their positions for Liberty and Freedom. Now we have just the opposite. We live in a country which is governed by force, the people are fed lies, the economy is a joke, our foreign policy is that of murder and our so-called elected officials are what appear to be Satanists who thrive on killing in order to satiate their thirst for blood.
Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.
Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts[viii]
Erosion of the Law of the Land
Just exactly what the etymology of sovereign or sovereignty is, is also a matter of debate, which I will not go into. I have no doubt the Supreme Court or any other court in this nation would argue I know nothing, but what I do know for a fact, is the men who wrote the U.S. Constitution, ordained, established and ratified it, for the people. But the Hussein Obama administration and the rest of our self-centered narcissistic leaders have apparently once again proved their love for Liberty, Freedom and the People of the United States by awarding ATK[ix] a contract to supply 450,000,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition to the Department of Homeland Security! By all appearances, the U.S. government doesn’t believe in the sovereign individual.
James Madison wrote in the Federalist papers No. 37, “Among the difficulties encountered by the convention, a very important one must have lain in combining the requisite stability and energy in government, with the inviolable attention due to liberty and to the republican form[x].” In Federalist No. 39, Madison posed the question and gave the answer, “Whether the general form and aspect of the government be strictly republican. It is evident that no other form would be reconcilable with the genius of the people of America; with the fundamental principles of the Revolution; or with that honorable determination which animates every votary of freedom, to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government[xi].” The individual citizen is guaranteed a Republican form of government by the U.S. Constitution, so why does the individual who is guaranteed sovereign status by the Law of the Land, the U.S. Constitution, have to seek remedy before the court with regard to his sovereign status? Has the Judicial branch of government violated the very Law which they have taken an Oath to defend, protect and preserve; the U.S. Constitution? The obvious answer is yes, but the Supreme Court with their life-time appointments have, in effect, furtively elevated themselves to what they consider to be the level of Godhead.
It is not only his right, but his duty…to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court.
Has the 14th Amendment[xiii] to the U.S. Constitution been misconstrued and ill applied by the courts? The true purpose of the 14th Amendment was to ensure a Constitutionally guaranteed right was not abridged, such as States enacting 'Jim Crow Laws[xiv]' which were portrayed as 'separate but equal' but were in effect, 'separate and extremely unequal' in order to circumvent the 13th Amendment. But isn’t the 14th Amendment which should be viewed as 'basic fundamental fairness' viewed as 'Federal supersedes State instead?' Federal should only supersede State when a Constitutionally guaranteed right of the sovereign individual has been violated by the State or for example, if by some strange reason the State of North Dakota decided to invade South Dakota or either of the Provinces of Saskatchewan or Manitoba. The Federal role in this is merely to assure the State cannot violate the individual or the U.S. Constitution, the Federal government has no authority to decide how the individual exercises freedom, nor does the State, unless the individual has committed crimes.
If you consider the fact that in a Republic it is the guarantee given in the U.S. Constitution, that the individual is sovereign and the State is sovereign, the Federal government cannot take away that guarantee; the tail cannot wag the dog, as the Federal government is nothing more than the tail and We the People, which make up the States, are the dog itself. The hierarchy within the United States are the sovereign individuals, which make the sovereign States, which in turn make up the sovereign Nation. The power and responsibility within a Republic is vested in the People, not the government; who serve only at our pleasure. Picture if you will, a pyramid. The triangular point at the top is the Federal government’s three branches, the middle portion would be the States and the bottom portion would be the People. In a democracy, this would be an accurate depiction of the power structure. But in a Republic, where the People are guaranteed a Republican form of government, where the individuals are sovereign and the States are sovereign, the pyramid must be inverted. The portion or base which is now at the top are the People, the middle portion are the States and the bottom triangular portion is the Federal government. Everything flows down to the State and to the Federal levels through the People. And as the People are the power of the United States, it is our duty to ensure the government, whether State or Federal, are defending, protecting, preserving and furthering the U.S. Constitution which is the Law of the Land or they need to be removed and held accountable for their actions.
But the usurpers of the Republic of the United States are the government officials at every level. They have done nothing more than attempt to destroy our Law, the U.S. Constitution, and this has been done in many ways. The manipulation of our monetary policy[xv]; a weak dollar, low interest rates, excessive debt, unchecked spending, the surreptitious voiding of the gold standard and the creation of a worthless fiat currency, as well as voodoo economics where the belief that wealth trickles down to the people, when the wealth actually trickles down to the State and Federal governments from the people. The destruction to our Law has also occurred through a very destructive and misguided foreign policy agenda which clearly debilitates our nation’s stature as well as our wealth, and has an appearance not based on anything which has any semblance of peaceful diplomacy. The national policy of the United States is one which appears to be, and is in effect, governance by force.
So, are we in the United States sovereign individuals? I believe we are supposed to be, according to the founding fathers of this nation, but in reality, we are slaves to the Federal and State governments. Are we a sovereign nation? Once again, I believe we are supposed to be, according to the founding fathers, but in reality, our so-called leaders are really nothing more than puppets of the Illuminati[xvi]; the destroyers of men and nations and the proponents of a one-world government or New World Order[xvii], where no man is Free and Liberty is non-existent.
We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat, in our drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labors and in our amusements, for our callings and our creeds...our people…must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live… We have not time to think, no means of calling the mis-managers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow sufferers. Our landholders, too...retaining indeed the title and stewardship of estates called theirs, but held really in trust for the treasury, must...be contented with penury, obscurity and exile…private fortunes are destroyed by public as well as by private extravagance.
This is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering... And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.
Meanwhile the DOUBLE-TALK in science for science sake-----has FLIPPING OF EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELDS from NORTH TO SOUTH POLE----being corrupted propaganda to be used to hide real state of magnetism due to MANUFACTURED MINING OF EARTH'S MANTLE AND CORE----but also to be used in FEAR-MONGERING our 99% WE THE PEOPLE.
We can hear now national media playing WAR OF WORLDS FAKE NEWS selling the idea that the EARTH'S GONE COLD we need everyone to abandon EARTH for planetary mining colonies!
This is what REAL LEFT social progressive academics KNOW----we know EARTH like our solar SUN is cooling but that cooling will last over a billion years NATURALLY. What is happening with FRACKING THE HECK OUT OF THE EARTH'S MANTLE is cracking of rock that acted as a stopper holding pressure and heat in our EARTH'S CORE with a natural release valve created by shifting plates with earthquakes and volcanic activity. We have those volcanic vents above water and on ocean floors. These are NATURAL BALANCES to our EARTH'S center core of magnetic ore fluid, slowly made solid as lava moving to surface through our EARTH'S MANTLE.
When we allow SHIP OF FOOLS global banking 1% to crack that EARTH'S mantle we are KILLING THAT NATURAL STOPPER----more and more heat escapes EARTH'S CORE making this cooling period more rapid. Instead of billion years for EARTH to be COLD---these MAD HATTERS are doing to our EARTH'S MAGNETIC CORE what they are doing with CLIMATE CHANGE.
So, on top of cracking the EARTH'S CORE with fracking---they are now drilling holes to EARTH'S CORE to mine magnetic ore and other rare earth minerals. If we allow them to deplete all Earth's core magnetic rock then the EARTH WILL INDEED GO COLD.
The EARTH will indeed go COLD if mining magnetic ore continues---not in centuries----but in millions of years instead of billion of years.
MANUFACTURING THE NEED TO ABANDON EARTH CREATING FAKE REASONS FOR PLANETARY MINING COLONIES.
What Would Happen If the Core of Earth Cooled Down?
Ashish 3 years ago
With all the talk about climate change and global warming, the mood has been decidedly tense concerning the fate of the planet in the coming 100 years or so. The fact is, many parts of the planet are already facing drastic changes in their climate. Earth’s general temperature is increasing, which is yet another worry. With all this tension surrounding Earth’s climate and temperature rise, most people wish that everything would just cool down.
In case you didn’t know already, the hottest place on Earth is its core, located at the very center of the planet. So, given all of our concerns about climate change and its effects, what would happen if the core suddenly decided to turn off its heat antennas and cool down?
Apart from the name of a scientific flick released in 2003, “The Core” is the innermost part of the Earth. According to seismological studies, it sits right in the center of the planet and has a radius of approximately 1220 kilometers (roughly 758 miles). It primarily consists of a nickel-iron alloy known as NiFe: ‘Ni’ for nickel, and ‘Fe’ for iron. The core is also quite dense, which implies that it must contain a large amount of other heavy elements and a very small amount of lighter metals, along with traces of silicon. The gravity of the core is almost three times stronger than the gravity at the surface of the planet. It should also be noted that, although it is hot enough all by itself, its temperature is accentuated by the heat created by gravitational friction, caused by the movement of heavy materials near the region where the core and mantle are separated.
What if the Core Cooled Down?
This is one of those things that definitely piques the collective curiosity of the planet, but you definitely don’t want it to happen! The core of our planet performs a number of functions that are essential to sustain life on Earth. All of those vital functions would be disrupted if the core were to cool down.
Let me be clear from the very beginning: a cooled core would mean a cooled, and basically dead, planet. That pretty much sums up the ultimate consequences, but for the sake of scientific knowledge, let’s look at the specific effects that would be caused by a cooling of Earth’s core.
Not only would the cooling of the core result in the absence of geothermal energy, but darkness would also fall over the land in the absence of the core, as power utilities all around the world use the heat from the Earth’s crust to heat water, which produces steam. That steam, in turn, powers the turbines that generate electricity through a complex process. In other words, a cooled core means a darker Earth. Apart from that, the planet would also be assaulted by a host of perilous radiation from the sun, as the core helps to form a protective atmospheric and magnetic layer around the planet’s surface. The constantly shifting iron in the core forms this powerful shield around Earth that protects us from harmful cosmic and solar radiation.
In the absence of that shield, there would be a brutal onslaught of nasty radiation rays that can cause cancer and overheat the planet. There are also solar winds blowing past our planet all the time, but they are largely deflected by these invisible forces; some of these “wind gusts” would be strong enough to dry up entire oceans and rivers, but our hot core helps to prevent that!
There are a number of hypothetical questions that intrigue many minds, particularly when it comes to potential solutions for global warming or climate change. This particular idea lies in the same category, but it should always remain a hypothesis, as the reality of this occurring on our planet would be completely disastrous.
The only way global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS are going to sell END TIMES using natural events tied to EARTH'S climate, magnetic fields, deliberate manufactured crop and food failures causing starvation -----is FLAT EARTH COMMONER CORE MOVING FORWARD in all US and overseas FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES. The US 99% and our global 99% citizens will be taken to 1000BC where we will be made fearful of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes----where we will think pagan gods are killing our crops-----and the FLIPPING OF THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD, CLIMATE CHANGE, COOLING OF EARTH'S CORE will be sold as reason to EVACUATE EARTH by 99% of WE THE PEOPLE -----after all global banking 1% are always trying to HELP OUR 99% OF EXTREMELY POOR PEOPLE.
The other goal of global banking 1% pushing these FLAT EARTH FADS is the killing of WESTERN HEMISPHERE AMERICAS ------falling off horizon's edge if one ventures far from shores of EASTERN HEMISPHERE TRADE ROUTES.
Here is SMITHSONIAN----remember our discussion of RAPPER BOB and PLANETARIUM TYSON bringing these fake ideas of FLAT EARTH into our media just to create FADS.
Global banking 1% will have our 99% WE THE PEOPLE believing FLAT EARTH just as they get people to believe 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL with 2 TRIBES gaining power.
10/29/2012 09:15 am ET
Flat Earth Society Says Evidence Of Round Planet Part Of Vast Conspiracy Theory
By: Natalie Wolchover, Staff Writer
Published: 10/29/2012 08:17 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries
Members of the Flat Earth Society claim to believe the Earth is flat. Walking around on the planet’s surface, it looks andfeels flat, so they deem all evidence to the contrary, such as satellite photos of Earth as a sphere, to be fabrications of a “round Earth conspiracy” orchestrated by NASA and other government agencies.
The belief that the Earth is flat has been described as the ultimate conspiracy theory. According to the Flat Earth Society’s leadership, its ranks have grown by 200 people (mostly Americans and Britons) per year since 2009. Judging by the exhaustive effort flat-earthers have invested in fleshing out the theory on their website, as well as the staunch defenses of their views they offer in media interviews and on Twitter, it would seem that these people genuinely believe the Earth is flat.
But in the 21st century, can they be serious? And if so, how is this psychologically possible?
Through a flat-earther’s eyes
First, a brief tour of the worldview of a flat-earther: While writing off buckets of concrete evidence that Earth is spherical, they readily accept a laundry list of propositions that some would call ludicrous. The leading flat-earther theory holds that Earth is a disc with the Arctic Circle in the center and Antarctica, a 150-foot-tall wall of ice, around the rim. NASA employees, they say, guard this ice wall to prevent people from climbing over and falling off the disc. Earth’s day and night cycle is explained by positing that the sun and moon are spheres measuring 32 miles (51 kilometers) that move in circles 3,000 miles (4,828 km) above the plane of the Earth. (Stars, they say, move in a plane 3,100 miles up.) Like spotlights, these celestial spheres illuminate different portions of the planet in a 24-hour cycle. Flat-earthers believe there must also be an invisible “antimoon” that obscures the moon during lunar eclipses.
Furthermore, Earth’s gravity is an illusion, they say. Objects do not accelerate downward; instead, the disc of Earth accelerates upward at 32 feet per second squared (9.8 meters per second squared), driven up by a mysterious force called dark energy. Currently, there is disagreement among flat-earthers about whether or not Einstein’s theory of relativity permits Earth to accelerate upward indefinitely without the planet eventually surpassing the speed of light. (Einstein’s laws apparently still hold in this alternate version of reality.)
As for what lies underneath the disc of Earth, this is unknown, but most flat-earthers believe it is composed of “rocks.” [Religion and Science: 6 Visions of Earth’s Core]
Then, there’s the conspiracy theory: Flat-earthers believe photos of the globe are photoshopped; GPS devices are rigged to make airplane pilots think they are flying in straight lines around a sphere when they are actually flying in circles above a disc. The motive for world governments’ concealment of the true shape of the Earth has not been ascertained, but flat-earthers believe it is probably financial. “In a nutshell, it would logically cost much less to fake a space program than to actually have one, so those in on the Conspiracy profit from the funding NASA and other space agencies receive from the government,” the flat-earther website’s FAQ page explains.
It’s no joke
The theory follows from a mode of thought called the “Zetetic Method,” an alternative to the scientific method, developed by a 19th-century flat-earther, in which sensory observations reign supreme. “Broadly, the method places a lot of emphasis on reconciling empiricism and rationalism, and making logical deductions based on empirical data,” Flat Earth Society vice president Michael Wilmore, an Irishman, told Life’s Little Mysteries. In Zetetic astronomy, the perception that Earth is flat leads to the deduction that it must actually be flat; the antimoon, NASA conspiracy and all the rest of it are just rationalizations for how that might work in practice.
Those details make the flat-earthers’ theory so elaborately absurd it sounds like a joke, but many of its supporters genuinely consider it a more plausible model of astronomy than the one found in textbooks. In short, they aren’t kidding. [50 Amazing Facts About Planet Earth]
“The question of belief and sincerity is one that comes up a lot,” Wilmore said. “If I had to guess, I would probably say that at least some of our members see the Flat Earth Society and Flat Earth Theory as a kind of epistemological exercise, whether as a critique of the scientific method or as a kind of ‘solipsism for beginners.’ There are also probably some who thought the certificate would be kind of funny to have on their wall. That being said, I know many members personally, and I am fully convinced of their belief.”
Wilmore counts himself among the true believers. “My own convictions are a result of philosophical introspection and a considerable body of data that I have personally observed, and which I am still compiling,” he said.
Strangely, Wilmore and the society’s president, a 35-year-old Virginia-born Londoner named Daniel Shenton, both think the evidence for global warming is strong, despite much of this evidence coming from satellite data gathered by NASA, the kingpin of the “round Earth conspiracy.” They also accept evolution and most other mainstream tenets of science.
Conspiracy theory psychology
As inconceivable as their belief system seems, it doesn’t really surprise experts. Karen Douglas, a psychologist at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom who studies the psychology of conspiracy theories, says flat-earthers’ beliefs cohere with those of other conspiracy theorists she has studied.
“It seems to me that these people do generally believe that the Earth is flat. I’m not seeing anything that sounds as if they’re just putting that idea out there for any other reason,” Douglas told Life’s Little Mysteries.
She said all conspiracy theories share a basic thrust: They present an alternative theory about an important issue or event, and construct an (often) vague explanation for why someone is covering up that “true” version of events. “One of the major points of appeal is that they explain a big event but often without going into details,” she said. “A lot of the power lies in the fact that they are vague.”
The self-assured way in which conspiracy theorists stick to their story imbues that story with special appeal. After all, flat-earthers are more adamant that the Earth is flat than most people are that the Earth is round (probably because the rest of us feel we have nothing to prove). “If you’re faced with a minority viewpoint that is put forth in an intelligent, seemingly well-informed way, and when the proponents don’t deviate from these strong opinions they have, they can be very influential. We call that minority influence,” Douglas said.
In a recent study, Eric Oliver and Tom Wood, political scientists at the University of Chicago, found that about half of Americans endorse at least one conspiracy theory, from the notion that 9/11 was an inside job to the JFK conspiracy. “Many people are willing to believe many ideas that are directly in contradiction to a dominant cultural narrative,” Oliver told Life’s Little Mysteries. He says conspiratorial belief stems from a human tendency to perceive unseen forces at work, known as magical thinking. [Top Ten Unexplained Phenomena]
However, flat-earthers don’t fit entirely snugly in this general picture. Most conspiracy theorists adopt many fringe theories, even ones that contradict each other. Meanwhile, flat-earthers’ only hang-up is the shape of the Earth. “If they were like other conspiracy theorists, they should be exhibiting a tendency toward a lot of magical thinking, such as believing in UFOs, ESP, ghosts, the Devil, or other unseen, intentional forces,” Oliver wrote in an email. “It doesn’t sound like they do, which makes them very anomalous relative to most Americans who believe in conspiracy theories.”
______________________________________________Lot's of video games ----HOLLYWOOD movies and TV shows------our global banking freemason STARS----as Michael Jordon all selling the idea that believing FLAT EARTH is COOL and no doubt using freemasonry getting jobs tied to believing FLAT EARTH.
This is all MOVING FORWARD BACK TO DARK AGES--------1000BC PLANET OF APES STONE AGE.
When we allow our third world 99% and our US 99% being DUMBED DOWN by CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA education reforms--- now RACE TO TOP COMMONER CORE----we will not be WINNERS------we will be 99% black, white, and brown LOSERS.
Who has global banking 1% captured most? Our global 99% AFRICAN and US black citizens who are being made to think they are team 2 TRIBES OF ISRAEL when of course they will be made great big LOSERS as with our 99% white, and brown citizens----with those 99% of REAL Jewish, Protestant, Muslim, Catholic, Hindi, Buddhist citizens. LET'S JUST BE US CITIZENS!
It is the same 5% freemason/Greek player groups selling this FLAT EARTH public policy.
200 Proofs Earth is Not a Spinning Ball
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AND here is the real FLAT EARTH society-----those global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS tied to WORLD BANK/UNITED NATIONS MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES and global tribunal rule -----and here is morphing into LIBERTARIAN MARXISM------Reagan/Clinton neo-liberalism has always been LIBERTARIAN ------it is FLAT EARTH as FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES that has our US and Europe being taken to STALIN/MAO'SGREAT LEAP FORWARD as FLIPPING OF EARTH'S ECONOMIC AXIS takes Western Hemisphere to EASTERN HEMISPHERE----DARK AGES.
All this DOUBLE-TALK tied to public policy talking points is done deliberately to confuse our 99% WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens! We know our US election system is rigged and fraudulent----if we continue to allow ELECTIONS as today we will see nothing but LIBERTARIANS and MARXISTS winning----
Since both BOB and DeGrasse are global banking----we think we know why these INSANE theories originate
'The recent rap battle debate between rapper B.o.B. and popular astrophysicist Neil DeGreasse Tyson on the controversy of a round Earth highlights how even in a world where information is everywhere and free, people can still attach themselves to insane theories'.
Flat Earth Economicsby Neil McGettigan
April 26, 2016
The internet is an intricate web of data connections which displays some of humanity’s greatest written sources of knowledge, grandest symphonies, and moments captured on film, all a few clicks away from anyone. The internet is also a place of great disappointment, because instead of being a grand digital library, it’s a place where people post anxious selfies, buy counterfeit Viagra from India, and most importantly, consider serious research to be the top Google result that matches one’s existing worldview.
If there is anything more disappointing, it’s the reemergence of the flat Earth theory, thanks to the internet. The recent rap battle debate between rapper B.o.B. and popular astrophysicist Neil DeGreasse Tyson on the controversy of a round Earth highlights how even in a world where information is everywhere and free, people can still attach themselves to insane theories. Now, for any amateur historian, the question of the Earth’s shape was settled either between the age of Pythagoras through some basic observations of shadows cast by the Sun in various points on the planet during daytime and by phases of the Moon at night, or during the 19th century when steamships crossed over every corridor of the ocean and transatlantic cable was laid around it without a report of ship sailing over the edge.
The idea of a flat Earth should be outright dismissed if you account for the amount of people globally who would have had to observe a flat Earth, flying in the upper atmosphere, military jets, or the entire scientific community that builds and maintains state of the art satellites, yet is blissfully unaware of the shape of the planet and doesn’t take this into account when designing it.
When one brings up the fact that the knowledge of a round Earth is so fundamentally crucial for telecommunications, navigation and even long distance sniping, a Flat Earther will claim most critical and influential members of scientific community are aware but have conspired to keep the truth of our planet concealed. NASA, according to Flat Earthers I have met online, is deceitful and wicked, because it hired Nazi scientists to design rockets. The Saturn V rocket that took Neil Armstrong to the Moon was a designed by a once card-carrying Nazi Party member, Werner von Braun. It doesn’t take away from the truth that NASA builds rockets that go into space and which orbit around the Earth, and that NASA was so hungry for talent that could make this possible it was willing to give powerful positions to men who had participated in the Holocaust.
It’s around this point that you are mocked as an ignorant shill who has fallen for the lies of the scientific conspiracy that also produces and plants fake fossils, and poisons us with vaccines because of the anti-Christ or something. You would have to be blind not to see this conspiracy: It’s lit by the small Sun that dances around the great flat disk floating in oceans we call Earth.
Now, you’re probably wondering why I’m going into detail about the conspiratorial mindset of Flat Earthers. What does this have to do with economics? Many people on the internet, like the Flat Earthers, believe themselves to be Galileo who speak truth to power on their YouTube channel with its six subscribers. It’s interesting that people who see themselves to be modern day Galileos reject his entire corpus of scientific study, just like a group who describe themselves as revolutionaries champion an economic order run by a one-party state.
When it comes to today’s economic debates, people tend to forget that within the discipline there is a broad consensus on the two most–talked about economic topics: The minimum wage and free trade. Even the most pompous Democratic talking head, Paul Krugman, who earned his Nobel Prize studying international trade, considers those who refuse to accept the truth of the comparative advantage of free trade to be as willfully deluded as those that deny evolution.
Until recently, Krugman even denounced the idea of a minimum wage as counterproductive: “So what are the effects of increasing minimum wages? Any Econ 101 student can tell you the answer: The higher wage reduces the quantity of labor demanded, and hence leads to unemployment.” Looking at the opinion pages of today, this near consensus of economics is dismissed as outright economic orthodoxy, sometimes a conspiracy of the powerful elite that publishes bogus papers from Koch Brothers-owned presses to confuse the worker and potential pro-proletariat allies alike.
It’s also a supposed conspiracy of George Soros’ New World Order which, besides turning our nation homosexual through vaccines and fruticose corn syrup, is also purposely destroying factory jobs to weaken the spirit of working America and give such noble occupations to godless Mexicans. But don’t worry: Trump will stop this. If you bring up the fact that the relative stagnation in wages and the decline of factory jobs has a lot to do with automation and the rising importance of higher skill set in our workforce which our lazy tenured educational system hasn’t bothered to keep up, you are dismissed as a shill: A Koch Shill or a Soros Cuck, depending on which Reddit thread you happen to be on.
Today, there are many that want to rip down our market system and replace it with one that is modeled on their fanciful economic vision that would quickly crumble like a tower designed without accounting for the forces of gravity. There were many grand experiments, based not on the evil free trade orthodoxy, but the truth reveled by the great bearded prophet Karl Marx: That man should submit himself to an all-powerful social order that controls his life in labor so to maximum and equally distribute its fruits among his brothers. Billions of people lived through such experiments in the 20th century and over hundred million died from famine, or in the killing fields of their paranoid leadership.
Whenever one says communism has been tried, you are met with a lecture by someone who, though they openly admire the tenacity of the killers revolutionaries, say that the USSR, Hoxa’s Albania or Kim’s Korea were never really communist – just some other brand of capitalism.
It’s interesting to note that the only things that kept communism on life support was hidden free market activity which was the only way many people could have access to the basic necessities which the state promised. This free market activity didn’t emerge from a secret top hat-wearing capitalist cabal, but spontaneously as needs were left unwanted and people were incentivized by mostly selfish desires to have access things like soap, condoms, rock records, and American blue jeans. But somehow economic laws don’t exist and are bourgeoisie ideological fantasy pushed on us by suppressive people organizations.
By standing in one place and looking at the horizon, you can delude yourself into thinking with observation that the Earth is flat, just like taking a single data point about the US having high employment along high taxes and factories in the 1950s, However, if you were to walk around the Earth and notice how the horizon changes, how the shadows of the Sun fall, and that the US in the 1950s still had a comparative advantage in its tax rates compared to other first world industrial nations which were still recovering from our bombs dropped in the World War and also held back by their own experiments with socialist policies.
There is debate on whether or not economics is actually a science. Maybe in its strictest definition it may not be, because it deals with the observation and measurement of complex interactions of individual humans who, because they possess free will, cannot have their trajectories calculated like those of celestial objects that only react to Newtonian forces. Disproving Flat Earthers should be easy, but from what I’ve seen they are set in their delusion because they define themselves by it. The world is complex but it certainly is not flat, however those who cannot be convinced of its actual shape may still attempt to sail off of it and find themselves forever lost and adrift just like those who try to create prosperity by taxing and creating artificial barriers for market interactions.
In the end the truth will win. North Korea recently launched a satellite: I’m sure their engineers and technicians controlling it will observe the spherical shape of the Earth and from the vacuum space will also see the difference between the pitch black void that is the skyline of communist North Korea and the brightly-glowing skyline of the capitalist south.