Life in a small town, The Inner Struggle

Everywhere in Chains … Hoax or Fraud?

The Return Of The King, Howard Shore

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I have been thinking about just what it is that distinguishes slaves from masters. The slavery of the progressive revolution is not exactly like Roman slavery, or Greek slavery, or southern cotton plantation slavery, or even modern Islamic slavery.  It seems a common contemporary view that slavery is something, a status or state in life, which is forced upon unwilling victims, who are definitely not us.

“Traditional” slavery is an attempt to dehumanize people and treat them as domesticated consumable assets like beasts of burden such as horses, cattle, oxen, etc. Slaves are forced to work against their will, using violence or the threat of it, with no pay.

At the simplest level, slavery produces a continuous state of conflict between the slave and the master. The master forcing or coercing the slave to perform a service or function for the master from which the master derives material reward.  Like beasts of burden, slaves are treated as commodity that can be bought and sold, and disposed of when there is no further utility to be had.

In some societies and eras, such as 18th and 19th century North America, the commodity value of slaves increased dramatically. At other times and places, such as today, the commodity value of slaves is minimal; they can’t be sold for much and are simply considered “disposable people”, or disposable assets like packaging or raw materials.

The Mark of The Slave …

Another characteristic of slavery from ancient Babylonia, Greece, and Rome through the early 20th century to the modern 21st, is the masters attempt to physically distinguish slaves from free people. Most instances of slavery were and are not based on the concept of race. We see this in the ancient world, as well as in 20th century state slavery in Germany and Russia, and modern slavery. When masters could not easily identify slaves as such, they branded them, shaved their heads, made them wear special  clothing or badges, or used some other physically distinguishing characteristic to “mark” them as slaves, including such things as where they live and how they travel and how they are permitted to behave “Socially”.

Perhaps a more inclusive definition of slavery might be that a master has autonomy and free will and a slave has neither. Notice also that while we commonly associate “slavery” with a state in life which is forced upon unwilling victims, it is in fact much more common for “slaves” to voluntarily submit themselves to this status because it is “easier” or perhaps the only concept they have of “normal life”, as we see today for the vast majority or workers in North America and Europe and China, and all the little “Stans”, in fact pretty much everywhere you see socialism, progressivism and totalitarianism as the culture.

It doesn’t seem to much matter whether slavery is forced upon a person, as in the case of Islamic sex slaves, or one submits oneself to the strictures as a minimum wage, hand to mouth labourer, of any sort, be it a sex worker, a burger flipper or an office cube drone. One way of looking at all “work” is that we sell ourselves, our energy, time, and talent, on a daily basis for some kind of return. That return may be as great as having power over many other slaves, or as little as the comfort of believing that we are part of the “IN” group. As in ancient slave societies the higher the skill and talent of the slave the higher the position and reward. The lower the skill  and talent the lower the position and the less value attached to that person.

One way of looking at all “work” is that we sell ourselves, our energy, time, and talent, on a monthly, weekly, daily or even hourly basis for some kind of return, either simply for a place to live and bread to eat or for more if our value added is somewhat higher. Even as in ancient slave societies the higher the skill and talent of the slave the higher the position and reward. The lower the skill  and talent the lower the position and the less value attached to that person. At the lower end, whether one is a cube serf or a street peddler or hooker or drug pusher, you find the disposable people, the throw-aways and outcasts, our western society’s “Untouchables” or “Barukamin”. Slavery is a state of mind.

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Slave Minister …

The highest position slaves ever attained was that of slave minister… A few slaves even rose to be monarchs, such as the slaves who became sultans and founded dynasties in Islām.

At a level lower than that of slave ministers were other slaves, such as those in the Roman Empire, the Central Asian Samanid domains, Ch’ing China, and elsewhere, who worked in government offices and administered provinces.

The stereotype that slaves were careless and could only be trusted to do the crudest forms of manual labor was disproved countless times in societies that had different expectations and proper incentives.”
The sociology of slavery: Slave occupations”  Encyclopaedia Britannica

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George Soros and Justin Trudeau, Davos, Switzerland. 2016 … check the attentive body language … the “Master’s Voice” don’t cha think?

There are a very limited number of “Masters” in our “New World Order”, our “One World” future.  Even today we see that as high as one may have risen in today’s society, up to and even including Ministers and Deputy Ministers and Directors and Executives of all shades and quality, all have become slaves to something, we all have our Masters because we value the things of this world. The more one has, the higher one has risen, the more they have to loose and they more they become slaves, out of fear of that loss. And the love passes up and down the food chain in proportion to our attachment to the rewards of this world.

Up close and personal we are seeing our Prime Minister and all the hierarchy of bureaucrats and followers slavishly following through on promises to their “Masters and Mistresses”, who granted them office, appointment, and the keys to the treasury, with the expressed expectation of being duly rewarded  for such favours with the obedience of the slaves.

No surprise that we are become as slaves to our possessions, our passions, our bad habits, our addictions, drugs, alcohol, sex, our desires both open and secret. We are slaves to our fears, fears of loss of possessions, status, influence, beauty, friends, respect, health, power, and so on endlessly. Anything, or any person, that has the power to influence our life and our actions, what we say and what we do, that can force us to do and say that which we would rather not,  is just one more slave chain.

So, as our title asks: “Fraud or Hoax?”  From the “Great and Powerful Oz”, the “Wickedpedia”, we have: “In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (i.e., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation), a criminal law (i.e., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong.

The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver’s license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A hoax is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.

In common law jurisdictions, as a civil wrong, fraud is a tort. While the precise definitions and requirements of proof vary among jurisdictions, the requisite elements of fraud as a tort generally are the intentional misrepresentation or concealment of an important fact upon which the victim is meant to rely, and in fact does rely, to the harm of the victim.[3] Proving fraud in a court of law is often said to be difficult as the intention to defraud is the key element in question.

A security guard, wearing a protective facemask to protect against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, browses his mobile phone as he secures the entrance of a nearly empty shopping mall in Beijing on February 27, 2020. – The novel coronavirus has spread to more than 25 countries since it emerged in December 2019 and is causing mounting alarm due to new outbreaks in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. (Photo by Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)

As such, proving fraud comes with a “greater evidentiary burden than other civil claims.” This difficulty is exacerbated by the fact that some jurisdictions require the victim to prove fraud by clear and convincing evidence.

The remedies for fraud may include rescission (i.e., reversal) of a fraudulently obtained agreement or transaction, the recovery of a monetary award to compensate for the harm caused, punitive damages to punish or deter the misconduct, and possibly others. In cases of a fraudulently induced contract, fraud may serve as a defense in a civil action for breach of contract or specific performance of contract. Similarly, fraud may serve as a basis for a court to invoke its equitable jurisdiction.”

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So how are we to understand the “Great Red Bat Flu Pandemic of 2020“.  Notice that the drumbeat has changed from beating about hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of hospital admissions, to simply “New Cases”. “New Cases” is the latest mutation of the Fear Uncertainty and Doubt with which our Slave Ministers are whipping us into compliance with surrendering our civil rights, “behaving” ourselves, and obediently preparing for “The Second Wave”.

Ultimately, when the fraud is perpetrated by the very authorities who have the duty to protect their charges from fraud, there is no recourse for the victims. In some cases this fraud is so successful that the victims do not even know that a crime has taken place and they have voluntarily given up their freedom to the fraudsters because of fear.

The only freedom lies with having nothing to loose. Freedom lies only in understanding that this whole mad rat race is just one more training mission, one more drill, on the way to real life. We find it impossible to be our authentic selves as long as we hang on to “this world”. We cannot “Win” in this world, caring about the “Things of This World”. We are strangers in a strange land, pilgrims returning to our true home. We must stand for Truth and not loose sight of our spiritual reality in spite of the hurricane of corruption and denial surrounding us.

Cheers

Joe

The Broken Blade …

Aragorn: Stand your ground, stand your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes, the same fear that would take the heart of me.

A day may come, when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves, and shattered shields when the age of men comes crashing down!

But it is not this day! This day we fight! For all that you hold dear, on this good earth, I bid you stand, men of the west!

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