Please Help me with my speech
Once voting fails, protesting has to date been about the only means to create change in the course of one’s nation – short of outright revolution.
I plan to do a YouTube speech. Its purpose is to challenge the millions of Protestors around the planet – who are currently out waving signs in the streets – to look for another way to change things.
As I see it, the Power of a Society is never anywhere but with the People, so if those same Protestors had a way to efficiently focus their Power, the concept of Protesting becomes illogical. The People need only be given the means to use their Power as best fits their wishes. The need to ask others to please stop doing something in their name, or to please start doing something in their name, is symptomatic of the inefficiencies of Government. The speech is not intended to explain or even introduce MLG – it will simply suggest that protesting is not always successful, and that there might be another way. This is a 10-minute speech for YouTube. Its purpose is to create curiosity about a new way of effectively organizing.
There will be 2 printed cards visible during the speech: 1) “Protesters of the world unite!!! You have nothing to lose but their chains.” and 2) “Please go to www.MLGov.org”.
Here’s the speech as it stands now: Hello, my name is John Huckel, and I have something very important to say to you…
This is an open message to all of you who are concerned enough to be raising your voices in protest against the outrages of your governments. Whether you are raising your voices in Lower Manhattan, Tokyo, Cairo, Madrid, Manila, Damascus, Seoul, Rome, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, London, Athens, Denver, or wherever, your protests have one thing in common: you are very angry – you are angry because you see your governments acting in ways that are endangering your ability to enjoy peace and security. You see your governments and their banks acting in ways that make it impossible for you to provide a decent life for yourself and your families. Coming in right behind them – hand in hand with governments and banks – are the huge global corporations that are eating out the substance of your lives. They all need reforming. And until these monsters are controlled, the Elite’s armies and police forces will assure that the rich just continue getting richer, and the poor continue getting poorer – plus the middle class will disappear altogether. Beyond protesting, something you need, but don’t seem to have as yet – is a really clear idea of what to do about it.
Many of you think that if you could just get rid of the bad politicians now in charge of your governments, all would be well. I wouldn’t presume to comment with any specific suggestions about who to get rid of, or who to elect, but replacing the politicians in your government will just result in a new batch of politicians running things. Since it is government itself that is the problem, more or new government is not the solution. Let me repeat that: Government is the problem – more or new government is not the solution.
I am here to offer an alternative to government. And this is an alternative that does not involve guns, bombs, or blood in the streets. It doesn’t even involve politics as such, and it certainly isn’t just tweaking the current structure, or making minor changes in personnel. This is an alternative which puts you in direct control of your situation – no matter where you are on the planet. This is an alternative that has just recently become possible. Specifically it is the technologies of computers, the Internet, and cellphones that make it possible for you to make a Real Change. You and others like you can quietly associate in a manner that will lead to your being able to reach agreements and go into effective action to achieve your goals. The world has recently seen the immense power of the social websites of Facebook and Twitter. What I have in mind will take that power and focus it laser-sharp.
At this point, I want to suggest to you that protesting in the streets will have a very limited effect. But in no way do I want to minimize your particular complaint, nor would I suggest you just forget about it and do nothing. It’s just that Protests are not new, and rarely are they effective in other than drawing attention to problems. It is now March of 2012; please keep your eyes on the results of the recent Arab Spring protests in the Middle East. In a few months, you will see that nothing has really changed – and those protests were supposedly a success! Do you realize that in the four months between January 3rd and April 12th of 2003 – that was the period during the run-up to the second invasion of Iraq – 36 million people around the world took part in almost 3,000 protests against that war? In all of history that’s more people than have ever protested against anything – yet it didn’t stop the war! But what if instead of going out into the streets to protest, each of those protesters had donated just $10.00 towards stopping the invasion? They could have raised $360,000,000 in that little over four-month period. At the going rate, that would have been enough to elect 150 US Congressmen, or 39 Senators, or about 64% of a President.
That war would have been dead in its tracks – and a new millennium of true World Democracy would have begun. And that’s just $10 per person, and only from the people who actually took the trouble to miss a day of work to protest in the streets. Imagine if for each of the 36 million protesters counted, ten more people who didn’t protest had also donated $10 against the war – that would have been an anti-war chest of almost $4 billion! “Power to the people!” you scream. Power is never anywhere but with the people! But because of the historical need to organize under the control of some Leader who would guarantee to protect you and your family from your enemies, your cries have not been attended to. You do have the power; you just have not had the means to organize yourselves in other than the traditional ways that you inherited from your grandfather’s grandfather’s grandfather. Other than bowing down to a king, or voting for some pretty face on TV you have had very few options. And if those modern communications technologies – primarily the Internet – wind up firmly in the hands of the Elite, you and your family will wind up living like so many cattle on the New World Order sustainable farm. Unless… unless, you and others like you take control of those same technologies for your own use – because they are the means for you to secure your freedom.
I believe that first on the agenda must be Peace! Peace should be very easy for all protesters around the world to agree upon. And the absence of Peace is not hard to identify. If you can associate on a worldwide basis with Peace as your guiding goal, you will soon see the overwhelming power of your numbers. This sentence may sound crazy, but it should be fairly easy to raise a few billion dollars to help persuade folks to stop killing other folks. And that will just get your feet wet. As you discover how many friends you have around the world, solving the problems close to home will be much, much easier. While you are associating regarding the world as a whole, you will simultaneously be associating with those close to home regarding your more regional problems. And I assure you, that if you show your true power on a worldwide basis, the local stuff will just start to fall into place on its own. The global power structures will not be ready for you. In the Democracies, where the communications technologies are the most prevalent, it would be very difficult to stop people from communicating peacefully without creating a huge backlash. Any attempts to stop your use of the Internet or making phone calls would also greatly disrupt the smooth flow of commerce – and no one wants that! Any attempts by the Powers That Be to interfere with either telephone or Internet communications among the Folks for Peace, would be immediately noted, and it would backfire on them.
But if there were such a reaction from governments, it would have to be coordinated on a worldwide basis. This aspect of any such governmental resistance would make the individuals behind the scenes quite visible – and they would not like that! So you won’t have to worry about how to fend off the cops – you will be invisible! They won’t see you because you won’t be there. There will be no leaders to bribe, or to send off to Abu Ghraib or Guantánamo. You’ll be going about your normal daily lives and associating and organizing quietly on the Internet and by phone. You won’t need to be in the streets where you can be photographed, beaten, and pepper-sprayed. Your push towards Peace will itself be peaceful so as not to give any pretext for draconian laws to shut down the Internet or monitor all phone calls. This will be the first time that the desires of the Common People will have been directly felt on a global scale without first having been filtered through and molded by the Elite.
And let’s talk about the Elite for a moment. They are your real enemy – your Rulers are your enemy – not the common folks like you across some border. Kings and Queens used to intermarry on a regular basis to consolidate their power over the commoners. Take a look around! Your Rulers are just like those Kings and Queens. Once they rise to the top they establish and keep control. They are like a giant interlocking Board of Directors on a global scale. When your leaders throw a party you don’t get invited – the leaders of your supposed enemies do! Barack Obama and his crew rode to power with a promise of Change.
Not all that much has changed for the better – other than their salaries. I am proposing Real Change! Please go to www.GOIDCSA.com and find out that there is a way to associate freely. Find out that you do have the power to do whatever you want to do. Don’t just talk about it! Don’t just protest! Really get together, and get the job done!
Spread the word
If you have any contact with the folks listed below, please let them know about MultiLevel Governance. They might be very grateful to hear of an innovative means to reach the ends we all long for. The quotes after their names will remind them that they were looking for something like MLG. Also, please spread the word to any and all leaders of groups whose goals are the attainment of Peace, Liberty, and Prosperity. They should all get together and associate towards those goals.
THESE PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE
Wilton D. Alston, How Do We Get to Anarchist Utopia? October 13, 2008 "No one has precise knowledge of how to facilitate the transition from the current situation to a stateless society. One might even argue that there is little to be gained by fiercely debating such strategic matters. More importantly, as has been mentioned before, several times, by several people, there is no need to "get to" anarchy anyway, since it’s already here and therefore cannot be escaped."
Jeffrey Armstrong, Philosopher, Practitioner and Teacher of the Vedas "What we now call the West is the outgrowth of a tribal or city/state approach to living on the planet. This means if you take care of your tribe, you are seen as good. So, to all those tribes who were fighting against each other for thousands of years in a series of wars, that essentially meant that as long as the spoils of the wars were brought back and shared amongst the tribe, they were good… So, to compare histories, the west is a competitive, war-based civilization and India has been a nurturing, cooperation-based civilization on an epic scale. I am involved in the process of practicing and transferring that cooperative culture of India to the war-based culture of the west at a crucial time when it is needed very much."
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.org
Jim Babka, President DownsizeDC.org, Inc., 4 Feb 09 "We constantly lose debates because our arguments aren't heard. And yet, the strange thing about public opinion is that our positions constantly do well in polls even though our arguments aren't heard. This suggests to us that we could win on issue after issue if only we could organize and activate the latent natural support for our positions. Better yet, we believe we could increase that support far above its current level."
Bob Black "The real enemy is not an object apart from life. It is the organization of life by powers detached from it and turned against it. The apparatus, not its personnel, is the real enemy. But it is by and through the apparatchiks and everyone else participating in the system that domination and deception are made manifest."
Simon Black, Founder of The Sovereign Man "We engage in reckless activities, participate in dangerous sports, remain in unhealthy relationships, eat ourselves into obesity and diabetes, etc. I’m of the mindset, however, that people should be free to make stupid decisions, even at risk of their own peril, without a nanny government stepping in to save them from themselves."
Philip Brennan "There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you."
Doug Casey, 13 Ap 11 Phyles: A phyle is a group of people that's self-defined by whatever values they share. A phyle is not limited by race or language or geography - or, most importantly, by borders on maps or other such fictions - although it could be, if its members chose to be so limited.
Jeffrey A. Dickstein, Attorney at Law
Foster Gamble on Thrive the movie, March 04, 2012 "As we wake up, especially through the Internet and we begin to take action, non-violently, especially in the pattern of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, non-violent, non-participation is the key, and movement like Occupy, Anonymous, and aspects of the Tea Party and others are beginning to tap into these principals to take effective actions to turn this thing around."
Bill Holmes, Organizer of Libertopia, the Voluntary Society Movement Jim Humble, Founder of Genesis II Church of Health and Healing
Max Keiser, Host of Keiser Report, On The Edge, and The Truth About Markets
Wendy McElroy, Individualist Feminism, Individualist Anarchism, Political Commentary, and Andrew Galambos
Tom O’Brien, Market Strategist
Chuck Palahniuk, Author of Fight Club
Jon Rappoport, 8 Nov 10 "In case there was any doubt about why the study of the founding of the American Republic has become, in, most places, an arcane enterprise, we have the answer. The idea of the free individual (even though it has been inexorably propagandized as universal licentiousness, crime, greed, and destruction) is still a threat." And, 30 Jan 11 "Promises of abundance dealt from the top of governments down to the people are myths. The way it could have been accomplished was through each country building it from the bottom up."
Larkin Rose, 19 Sept 10 "For the most part, the Tea Party movement is beyond utterly worthless: it is hugely counter- productive, because it will use up huge amounts of resources and energy of good people, without making them a bit more free. However, if those who are so upset actually dare to think about things, re-examine philosophical principles instead of just whining about details, it might end up doing something constructive, at least for some of those involved."
Dom Sagolla, Co-founder of Twitter
Bob Schultz, Founder of We The People Wall Street, October 29, 2011 * The Constitution cannot Defend Itself. * Individuals and Small Groups cannot prevail in attempts to hold government accountable to their State and Federal Constitutions. * A Critical Mass is needed, say 3-5% of population
Frank Eugene Smitha, Historian & Lexicologist
John Stossel, Oct 29, 2009 "Much of what government does is based on the premise that people can't do things for themselves. So government must do it for them. More often than not, the result is a ham-handed, bumbling, one-size-fits-all approach that leaves the intended beneficiaries worse off."
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia "I got a lot of funny looks ten years ago when I started talking to people about Wikipedia. Let’s just say some people were skeptical of the notion that volunteers from all across the world could come together to create a remarkable pool of human knowledge – all for the simple purpose of sharing… Wikipedia is about the power of people like us to do extraordinary things. People like us write Wikipedia, one word at a time. People like us fund it, one donation at a time. It's proof of our collective potential to change the world."
Captain Paul Watson, Founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Mary E. Webster, Federalist Papers scholar
Dr. Walter Williams "We have yet to see the kind of arbitrary control, abuse and violation of basic human rights seen elsewhere. But if we ask ourselves which way are we heading, tiny steps at a time: toward more personal liberty or toward greater government control over our lives, the answer would unambiguously be the latter. We Americans face an awesome challenge and responsibility because if liberty dies here, it's probably dead for all places and all times."
Anthony Wile, Founder of The Daily Bell "A new enlightenment is taking place – a fundamental reforming of societies' knowledge base. It is far more important and fundamental than a "technology revolution." It is rewriting the basic relationship that human beings have with their knowledge base and with its impact on their lives. The centralizing architecture erected by the Anglo-American elites is even now being undermined. The darkness is lifting as it lifted long ago during the Renaissance. An Internet Reformation is coming. It will have numerous unpredictable ramifications. In fact, its dawn is already here."
John Truman Wolfe, Author of Anatomy of a Con Job
John E. Wolfgram, Constitutional Philosopher, disbarred for being crazy enough to buck the System.