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Invisible Empire
Neil Kramer ^ | 5-22-2014 | Neil Kramer

Posted on 05/23/2014 4:39:13 AM PDT by Renfield

In discussing matters of society, politics, climate, war, education, and such like – the substance of the conversation is fundamentally determined by the participants’ cognizance of Empire. Without knowledge of Empire, the veracity of any discourse is severely restricted.

As an exercise in grasping the gulf between Imperially conditioned responses and free-thinking observations, I drew up a representative list of subjects to illustrate the extraordinary polarization. These are from real conversations, experienced by myself and/or respected colleagues.

Imperially Conditioned Responses – Unapprised Of Empire Free Thinking Observations – Fully Apprised Of Empire
Government Freely-elected agents serve the people. Keeps civil order. Promotes harmony. Selected governments administrate Imperial business at the expense of the people. Prevents natural order. Promotes conflict.
Money Sensible way of paying for goods and services. Brings freedom. Natural market forces shape wealth and distribution. System of indebtedness. Brings dependency. Imperial monopolies on currencies and interest dictate wealth distribution.
Colleges & Universities Educate people and help to prepare them for success in life. Honor knowledge. Kill learning and transform individuals into vocational robots. Honor Empire.
Corporations Big businesses. Everyone has an equal opportunity to the profits of their own labor. Criminal cartels. Real profits for management only.
War Necessary evil that helps to enforce a healthy balance of world order. Rarely used. Defensive. Everyone participates. Weapon of Empire to punish rogue states and secure resources. Frequently used. Offensive. Proactive industry of private specialists.
Certificates, Licenses, & Permits Help to authorize and legitimize skills, things, and privileges. Harvesting consent to sign away personal sovereignty, skills and rights.
Mainstream Entertainment Harmless fun. Behavioral engineering.
Exoteric Mainstream Religion Brings people closer to God, the prophets, and savior(s). Encourages good behavior. Wisdom passed down through generations. Distances people from natural divine contact. Encourages unthinking obedience. Willful misinterpretations and omissions impede growth.
Climate Change Due to humans. Due to the sun.
Race & Immigration We are all mature enough to live together in harmony. Many cultures are compatible. We are not all mature enough to live together in harmony. Many cultures are incompatible.
Obamacare Affordable medicine for everyone. Mass experiment in social submission.
Terrorism Disgruntled fundamentalists. Instrument of statecraft.
Legalization Of Recreational Drugs A triumph of personal liberty. Part of Imperial mass sequestration of plant medicine, transforming into harmful synthetic analogs.
Choice Free to choose any products, services, and lifestyles. Limited choices from pre-determined, restrictive menus.
Private Gun Ownership & Carry A society without guns is safer from itself. A society with guns is safer from government and criminals.
History Old, irrelevant, indulgence. Few wonders. New, relevant, trail of Empire. Many wonders.
Privacy A privilege bestowed from the authorities. Unnecessary if you’ve done nothing wrong. Individually claimed. My business is my business.
Self-Reliance The state will look after you. We should look after ourselves.
Nature Dangerous. Needs mastering. Benevolent. Needs respecting.
Change An opponent to evade. Usually something bad. An ally to embrace. Usually something good.
Life Biological accident. Spiritual training.
Death The end of existence. A door closing. The furtherance of existence. A door opening.


Notes & References

1. What is Empire?

Empire is an ethos that seeks to control humankind by restricting it to a lower state of being.

Empire is old, influential, and pervasive. It does, however, require the implicit consent of the people to function. Empire is apolitical, amoral, and collectivist (placing group goals over individual goals). All systems of world governance (from totalitarian to democratic), all mainstream Abrahamic religions (Judaic, Christian, Islamic), and all economic models (capitalist, socialist, communist etc) are aspects of the one Empire. Every major nation must agree to the rule of Empire or risk isolation or invasion.

For the ordinary person, the primary power of Empire rests not in its might or cunning, but in its invisibility. People who are not mindful of its presence do not comprehend their conscious and spiritual incarceration. For those who decide to inquire into Empire, initial investigations usually begin with scrutiny of interconnected fraternal and secret organizations and their relative aristocratic families. Then there are the think tanks, corporations, and institutions that have been sequestered by Empire. This leads on to analyzing the logical deleterious effects on society, law, science, industry, culture, education, language, and media.

Many intelligent people don’t want to think about the possibility of a malevolent force that is curbing human development and expression. To understand why that might be, consider that there are two basic types of ignorance. Firstly, there is “simple ignorance”, where a person simply does not know a thing. Like a baby doesn’t know how to do quadratic equations. They just don’t possess that knowledge. Then there is “complex ignorance”, where there is a willful maintenance of ignorance. The adult says, “I don’t want to know.” The portcullis comes down and there is no desire for any learning that upsets their existing belief systems. Consequently, many who take their first look at Empire are apt to promptly turn away and forget all about it. They know there’s something there, but they don’t want to know any more. They are not prepared for the inevitable life changes that such esoteric knowledge brings.

For those who choose to confront Empire, a lot of personal study has to be undertaken to accurately establish its reality. Gladly, the origins, personnel, conduits, and methods of Empire, have been illustrated in detail by many insightful mystical orders, alternative scholars, and independent political observers. Much of this work is freely available on the Internet and in bookstores. Comprehensive and discerning study is necessary. Only then can an informed individual judgment be made. The resultant life changes for the individual student are accepted as part of an evolving journey of wisdom.

Empire is what happens when humans forget who they are and what they’re doing. Some of that is our fault, and some of it is not. Either way, we always have the power to change it. To do that effectively, we must be under no illusions as to the relative strengths and weaknesses of Empire. As such, it is useful to consider Empire as an ideology, rather than a collection of individuals. That’s not to say that many people who constitute Empire don’t exist – they do – but the timescales and impact of Empire always eclipses the significance of any of the current administrators. The people come and go. Empire is a “way”, not just a group, or a thing. The control system, the construct, artificial unreality, and totalitarian government are all elements of Empire.

The intelligences within Empire are playing a high level game. Despite the restrictions of Empire’s esoteric origins and heavy negative polarization, it is not a low consciousness game. The higher the orchestrating consciousness, the more it has to abide by universal law. One such law forbids contravening the consent of a sovereign being. So Empire must give either constructive or actual notice of its ruling intentions. Better still, they get the people to sign their personal will away. This consent is harvested through claiming you are your name, claiming you live at your street address, driving licenses, taxation, citizenship, passports, registering to vote etc. People are conditioned to consider themselves subject to the rule of the monarchy, the government, the scientific dictatorship, the banks, the military, and the police. This fosters an attitude of continual subservience. If consent is withdrawn, all of this can be reversed. Empire is toothless without consent.

The following two historical quotations from American statesmen, provide instructive context for the reality and scope of Empire within the last two hundred years. Whilst far from perfect in their own being and conduct, Jefferson and Roosevelt expressed things in a remarkably honest way which suggests our current 21st century challenges are nothing new.

2. 1816 letter from Thomas Jefferson (US President 1801-1809) to Samuel Kercheval (Virginian lawyer & author).

“To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the 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, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers.”

3. President Theodore Roosevelt; Opening of the Jamestown Exposition; Norfolk, Virgina, April 26, 1907.

“We of this mighty western Republic have to grapple with the dangers that spring from popular self-government tried on a scale incomparably vaster than ever before in the history of mankind, and from an abounding material prosperity greater also than anything which the world has hitherto seen.

As regards the first set of dangers, it behooves us to remember that men can never escape being governed. Either they must govern themselves or they must submit to being governed by others. If from lawlessness or fickleness, from folly or self-indulgence, they refuse to govern themselves then most assuredly in the end they will have to be governed from the outside. They can prevent the need of government from without only by showing they possess the power of government from within. A sovereign cannot make excuses for his failures; a sovereign must accept the responsibility for the exercise of power that inheres in him; and where, as is true in our Republic, the people are sovereign, then the people must show a sober understanding and a sane and steadfast purpose if they are to preserve that orderly liberty upon which as a foundation every republic must rest.

If a nation, whether free or unfree, loses the capacity for self-government, loses the spirit of sobriety and of orderly liberty, then it has no cause to complain of tyranny; but a really great people, a people really capable of freedom and of doing mighty deeds in the world, must work out its own destiny, and must find men who will be its leaders—not its masters.”

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: kramer; liberty
Neil Kramer is one of my favorite writers and philosophers.
1 posted on 05/23/2014 4:39:13 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

Mainstream entertainment....we have a bingo, there.

2 posted on 05/23/2014 4:47:04 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: Renfield
Empire is an ethos that seeks to control humankind by restricting it to a lower state of being.

Hence NY being termed as "The Empire State". There are a number of said "Empire States" and the willing slaves look down their collective noses at free men and those who would be free as somehow being inferior. Go figure - plantation slaves were the epitome of these sorry excuses who claim "moral superiority".

3 posted on 05/23/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Renfield
Self government is impossible without self restraint, and the post-modern world considers self restraint to be an anachronism.
4 posted on 05/23/2014 5:06:09 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Renfield

Pretty sure they got the corporations part backwards.

5 posted on 05/23/2014 5:24:46 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Renfield
He's hit on an excellent theory, a branch of epistemology, though it might have been aided with the help of one or two more editors. Without these, it's not yet completely polished, but the shine is there.

It's unfortunate that the community of those who are both aware and who make a study of his "Empire" seems over-populated with the "blind men and the elephant." That is to say, those who insist the elephant is a like a tree, or a snake, or a wall. At least they don't deny the fact obvious to all their other senses, that there is an elephant in the room.

6 posted on 05/23/2014 9:49:12 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: trebb
Hence NY being termed as "The Empire State".

LOL! Amazingly, I had never thought of that before.

7 posted on 05/23/2014 10:40:42 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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