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How To Restore the West
The Daily Bell ^ | Monday, December 31, 2012 | Ron Holland

Posted on 01/02/2013 12:13:36 PM PST by Little Ray

By any political, cultural or economic measure the nations of the West are in total decline. The historic virtues of hard work, free-market thinking and a common cultural integrity as well as religious and historical principles are gone. They have been subverted and replaced by an emphasis on rampant materialism and a consumer driven society that exceeds 70 percent of GNP in addition to private and public debt. Furthermore, a kind of parasitism has laid claim to Western culture by which sports stars, politicians, media darlings and financial scam artists get recognition and exorbitant incomes while real workers find their incomes falling and promised benefits curtailed.

Western society has lost its way. The main reason is the former political leadership of individual European nations and America, as imperfect as they were, have been co-opted and taken over by a corrupt power elite that uses its control over mob rule democracy and massive financial contributions to buy controlling influence over the "representative" governments of most Western nations.

This control has meant the political leadership and central bankers do not represent the citizens or the best interests of the nation at large. Instead, politics works to advance the financial and global governance interests of a small, secretive power elite. This takeover has bankrupted most nation-states and now threatens all existing fiat paper currencies as well as public and private wealth and retirement savings.

The Restoration

How can the remaining productive, freedom loving people of the West reestablish control over their individual nations and personal lives from an elite that considers us little more than sheep to be shorn and serfs to be pillaged and ruled?

Working through the existing controlled political process to elect a few more freedom advocates is a "feel good action" but in reality, the power elite's domination guarantees this is not a real solution; nothing will change since they control the parasitical, mob rule democracy. Actually, the fake political sacrament of democracy and universal suffrage is the agent of our serfdom rather than an opportunity to participate in genuine self-government.

We have to confront the institutions and false belief "memes" used to control and manipulate Western citizens, rendering us powerless to determine our personal or national destinies. We must restore localism and regional sovereignty over mega and supra-national governments and institutions along with protections to defend us from elite control. These include private free-market solutions when possible, limited and decentralized confederation governments, direct democracy strategies such as referendums that bypass elite actions, repudiation of sovereign debt used to enslave us and competition for paper currencies and central banks as well as audits for all institutions controlling us. We must destroy neocon control and their war making actions over governments and limit the growing cancer of mob rule and pillage of productive citizens. Finally, every people and regional part of larger government entities should have the right of peaceful, democratic self-government and secession as the ultimate bulwark against tyranny.

It is to this end I have developed the 12 Axioms of Freedom Restoration listed below:

Advance Individual & Regional Sovereignty Over Elite & Global Governance Control

Incorporate Human Action & Free-Market Thinking In All That You Do

Promote the Political Benefits of Limited Confederation Government & Referendums

Incorporate "Swiss" Direct Democracy to Control Representative "Mob" Democracy

Work to Remove the Elite Domination Over Politics, Political Parties & Think Tanks

Return Major Powers & Programs to States, Provinces & Regional Jurisdictions

Encourage Governments to Repudiate Destructive & Illegitimate Sovereign Debt

Guarantee Right to Declare Independence From Empires, Occupiers or Unions

Create Public & Private Competition for Monopoly Currency & Central Bank Rule

Audit Central Banks, Claimed Gold Reserves & All Government Entities

Support a "George Washington Style" Peaceful, Noninterventionist Foreign Policy

Return Voting To An Earned Privilege Rather Than a Mob Right to Pillage

More details and information will follow on each of the 12 Axioms in future editorials.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: optimism; renaissance
Any opinions? Sounds sort of "Ron Paulish" but it still sounds better than what anyone else is offering.
1 posted on 01/02/2013 12:13:39 PM PST by Little Ray
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To: Little Ray
Most of the problems are form globalists looting.
2 posted on 01/02/2013 12:16:22 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Little Ray

My opinion is that it is time no, not any later than now, to think and act positively and productively.

The points he made seem sound.

Anyone trashing him and his ideas I will condider worthy of never reading again if they don’t have any better ideas.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 12:19:02 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

And I will resolve to proofread yikes


4 posted on 01/02/2013 12:20:27 PM PST by stanne
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To: Little Ray

Hire a new Sheriff!


5 posted on 01/02/2013 12:21:48 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Little Ray

kill all the communists and muslims


6 posted on 01/02/2013 12:33:15 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Ouderkirk
Kinda violates the “Support a “George Washington Style” Peaceful, Noninterventionist Foreign Policy.” I'd settle for reduced tolerance for Moslem shenanigans.

Unfortunately, I think “Guarantee Right to Declare Independence From Empires, Occupiers or Unions” may be directed, at least in part, against Israel. I don't consider Israel to be an “occupier” but many do.

7 posted on 01/02/2013 12:44:10 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Little Ray

I agree with all of the above points, and would also suggest two modifications...

1. Wrap the entire thing in a ‘Flame Keepers’ movement that resembles the social/spiritual dynamic of ‘Promise Keepers’.

2. Add a personal commitment of adherents to promote their own welfare through the welfare of their employer. So, a member of ‘Flame Keepers’ would be a sought-after employee.

Also, the name ‘Flame Keepers’ refers to keeping alive the ‘flame of Western Civilization’.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 12:55:00 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Little Ray

The West cannot be restored.

The demographics have changed too drastically.


9 posted on 01/02/2013 12:58:53 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Little Ray

You can’t ‘restore the West’ until you know what happened and why. Objectivism is where to look.


10 posted on 01/02/2013 12:58:59 PM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Little Ray

Out of 12 “axioms”, the only one I have any control of is #2: “Incorporate Human Action & Free-Market Thinking In All That You Do.” I’ll continue doing that.

The People In Charge continue to benefit from doing the opposite of the other 11.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 1:01:59 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: The Duke
promote their own welfare through the welfare of their employer.

That's a rational course of action only if one's employer can be trusted to use layoffs only as a last resort and not as a fiscal tool.

12 posted on 01/02/2013 1:04:43 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Little Ray

seem reasonable - when is next editorial?


13 posted on 01/02/2013 1:33:11 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (reasonable gun control is hitting what you aim for)
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To: Little Ray

The problem is not merely economic/cultural/political...but spiritual at its root. THAT component must be addressed.


14 posted on 01/02/2013 3:11:17 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Misterioso

“Objectivism is where to look.”

_______________________

Not unless you consider MAN to be an end in himself.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 3:42:44 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Little Ray

“By any political, cultural or economic measure the nations of the West are in total decline.”

Stick it in your butt, you French surrender monkey. If you don’t have the guts to take the fight to the chicken-shit, gutless leftists, go hide under a rock. Furthermore, FU.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 4:32:13 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: SumProVita

Of course I do.


17 posted on 01/02/2013 5:13:31 PM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Misterioso

Ultimately, you may be in for quite a surprise!

;-)


18 posted on 01/03/2013 7:02:26 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita

You mean that there really IS a flying spaghetti monster?


19 posted on 01/03/2013 12:04:40 PM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Misterioso

...a flying spaghetti monster?

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Not that I’m aware of...AND I don’t believe that I alluded to any such thing.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 12:19:44 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita

I shouldn’t have assumed you knew about the FSM.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster


21 posted on 01/03/2013 12:24:31 PM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Misterioso

You are correct. You know what they say about the word,”assume.” I occasionally make the same mistake.


22 posted on 01/03/2013 12:49:28 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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