secession central (Part 2 of 2)
Posted by Friday on November 12th 2006 to Journals
Those who gathered in Burlington, VT, last weekend discussed this, and many other fascinating issues. I had no idea that so many different groups, in all parts of the U.S., are actively working towards seceding from the de facto U.S. Empire. These are not wild-eyed crazies, either; they are, for the most part, intelligent, educated, thoughtful people who are fed up with federal tyranny, appalled by the current state of U.S. foreign policy, enraged by their tax bills, and are willing to work long and hard to extricate their state or region and become independent.
Interesting! I remember the scene in the movie Gandhi, where the British General says to Gandhi, “Surely you don’t expect us to just walk away”, and the response is something like “There is simply no way that 100,000 Englishmen can govern 300 Million Indians without their cooperation”. Or something like that. So to, there is no way the very small elite can rule the people without their cooperation. That’s what the dead old white guys meant by “the consent of the governed”. Maybe Gandhi understood that instinctively. We certainly have to learn it. If we don’t consent to their “rules”, (I wouldn’t dignify what they produce as “laws”; the Law of Gravity NOW that’s a LAW!), we have to find ways to express our non-consent!