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Why Humans Must Be Governed


By James Donahue

August 2005


There is a deep frustration sensed by most humans when they are being controlled by outside forces. That is because we all have a desire for freedom to choose whatever course we wish for our lives.


Back in my youth I was convinced that governments were cumbersome and a burden that got in the way of personal freedoms. It was my firm belief that anarchy was better than any form of government yet devised by men. I thought that the human race was intelligent enough to set its own standards for existing in an ungoverned world and that all of the problems of mankind would simply resolve without the manipulation of authority.


That was when I firmly believed that all humans truly were stars and that we needed to be set free to “do what thou wilt,” as established by Crowley for the new Eon of Horus.


As a journalism student I believed in the proclamation by Thomas Jefferson when he said: “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”


I took that seriously. I firmly believed and lived by the rule that journalists were members of the fourth estate of government in the United States. It was our job to be watchdogs over the workings of the other three branches. I rolled up my shirtsleeves, learned the intricate rules of politics, and watched the interchanges among township, city, county and state governments, the courts and the legislators. It was a great ride for most of my life.


Like all reporters in the field, I saw this democratic system get so bogged down at times by the sheer weight of itself that I became cynical and at times bored with the process. The wheels of every phase of American government seemed to move so slow I found myself writing the same story over and over, each time adding one new fact as the large gears clicked one more notch forward.


My conviction that government was getting in the way of human progress was supported one year when the county I was living in got so broke the Board of Commissioners laid off all of the county deputies and just kept enough people on staff to maintain the jail. At the same time, the state was also having financial troubles and cut back money for its police operations.


For one entire summer we lived without police “protection.”


Now one would think that an entire county filled with people who were fully aware that there were no police patrolling the roads and streets would go hog wild because of its unexpected freedoms to “do whatever we wanted” without fear of arrest. But as the summer progressed, I was surprised at how pleasant life became.


I saw nobody speeding on the highways, at least more than usual. Crime came to a standstill, not because it wasn’t happening but because there were no police to make arrests and turn events into crime news. I don't believe real acts of crime increased. The courts became unusually quiet. The judges and court employees drank coffee and waited.


That fall the Board of Commissioners received a severe financial shock. Because they laid off the deputies, the courts stopped fining speeders and convicting people for a wide variety of petty misdemeanors, and the court revenues stopped feeding the county coffers. The commissioners found that instead of saving money, they caused their financial situation to get worse.


In an emergency meeting with the sheriff, the board magically found a way to put all of the deputies back to work. Suddenly the roads were filled with police cars with flashing red, white and blue lights, people were getting hauled into court left and right, and the fines they paid began to bring the county finances back on even keel.


That one experience convinced me even more that anarchy was better than the system we were living under.


But that was then and this is now. Things seem to have radically changed. And I think it began with the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building and everything got completely out of whack after 9-11. The fortitude of the American people collapsed. Like sheep we all began marching to the drum beat of a right-wing government that was declaring war on everything from drugs to terrorism, and stripping our constitutional rights to do it.


Like sheep we agreed without a whimper to let them do it.


That is almost all of us agreed. I voiced my objections on the website, as did many other American writers who had access to the Internet. But the American media fell right into lock step. The reporters on the job and their editors forgot Jefferson’s great commandment for journalistic responsibilities.


Everybody also forgot the famous quotation by America’s first great journalist and statesman, Benjamin Franklin, who said: “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”


And now America is on a very slippery slope, skidding its way behind a religious and fanatical leadership that has no respect for our dying planet and is leading the world right into a Third World War.


What has happened here seems to have proven that a democratic government is a failure. Of course the founding fathers never intended America to be a democracy. They knew that would surely fail and established what was supposed to be a republic, based on a very successful government system that kept the Roman Empire going for a long time.


But the republic never really got off the ground. Americans slipped into democratic thinking and within the last century, stopped even trying to be a republic. After the Great Depression, when government under Roosevelt began creating ways to feed the masses, the masses began electing representatives to government jobs who promised to tax the workers harder and spread the wealth generously among the poor.


As critic and psychic Aaron C. Donahue warns, “we can not give the people the power to destroy themselves.”


This is just what we have done in America. The masses now control the voting box. And they are electing people to represent the unthinking multitudes. This is what our government consists of today.


This also is why I now realize that anarchy also would fail. Once they understand how the system no longer controls them, the masses would discover creative and unchecked ways to create chaos and disrupt the solitude enjoyed by the others.


This is why the movement toward a one-world socialistic government with a spiritual eye open, as advocated by Donahue, sounds like a much better solution to world problems than what now exists..


That America has invaded Iraq and created total chaos in an effort to force democracy down the throats of those people only intensifies my belief that our system is in complete failure.


There is a movement afoot among the youth in both Europe and Brazil to turn to a socialistic government. I believe the youth in America are listening to this same drum.


There is a new spiritual and political movement about to occur throughout this troubled world. We can only hope it takes root and makes its impact before it is too late.

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