US Government shutdown: Tea Partyers meet Freemen to threaten world economy in Orwellian Lamentations
The Tea Partyers wilfully and selfishly brought danger to the world’s economy on October 1 by wedging their ideological stance so far to the right that the only people with whom they share common grounds is the Freemen of the far left. The only difference between the Tea Partyers and the Freemen is that the former have been democratically elected.
I was first exposed to the Freemen movement by an ex policeman who’d proclaimed to be a republic, an achievement that permitted him to be undeniably free from taxation and laws.
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It was the first time I’d seen a walking republic, so I was curious. When I asked him how I could become my own republic he offered to fill out Form UCC-1 on my behalf, for a small fee of $10,000 permitting me to recapture my name as my trademark. According to the Freemen’s theory, governments mortgage a child’s name at birth by grabbing hold and registering a lien against a child’s trademark. Once the UCC-1 form has been filed with the appropriate authorities (there seems to be some confusion as to who approves the form which has specific requirements for how it can be filled our and filed), the filer establishes a relative priority over the government who presumably borrowed against a child’s trademark at birth. Once you own your trademark, you can then function as your own republic: no need to pay taxes or follow the laws of the land as these apply only to people who are owned by the crafty government. Twisted? Read this: it also means you can borrow against your trademark, which then leads to a theoretical meltdown when a Freeman writes cheques directly from the mortgaged trademarks and they bounce at the bank.
The FBI sees the Freemen as a home grown terrorist group. Still according to the FBI they may refer to themselves as “constitutionalists” or “freemen,” which is not necessarily a connection to a specific group, but, rather, an indication that they are free from government control. Among Freemen there is specific language they have crafted to disregard the judicial system if they are taken to court. To say that Freemen are delusional is as much an understatement as claiming that Saddam Hussein had bad manners.
The Freemen and the Tea Partyers share the same twisted ideological view of democracy: imposing self-made rules.
The Freemen mindset scared me so much that I crafted an entire novel around this ideology in The Moose Motel which I institutionalized into a fictitious Orwellian village called Lamentations to investigate the mindset of extremism in society. Lamentations, which at one point in its tumultuous history was called Sodom, is a sawmilling village where the prevailing culture is controlled for the economic interest of the mill and measured in board feet. Out of necessity the villagers, give way to the demands of extreme ideology to the point where a small few control the fate of the many, with no consideration for decency, let alone democracy.
There is very little difference between the Orwellian Lamentations and the society that is being promoted by the Tea Partyers, the self appointed moral majority that perverts the same democratic institutions that put them in power in the first place.
In The Moose Motel children with disabilities are set aside for the benefits of the able-bodied young men who will feed muscle strength to the industrial infrastructure. In Lamentations there is no health care and those who disagree with the self-appointed moral majority are punished or outcast.
Dr. Luc C. Duchesne is a Speaker and Author with a PhD in Biochemistry. With three decades of scientific and business experience, he has published ... <Read more about Dr. Luc Duchesne>