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Golden Rule As A Basis For Revolution: Namaste: If Not Now, When? Chapter 27

Author’s Note: Each chapter of this book can be read as a stand-alone and it is not necessary that they be read in numerical order. All of the previous chapters are posted here in my Diaries or at my blog.

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Chapter 27

The Golden Rule As A Basis For Revolution

We the people of the world are under relentless attack by the United States of America. I say we the people of the world, as opposed to just the United States, because the United States Government is the enemy of all of the people of the world, not just us.

If we are to stop the United States Government, and we are uniquely positioned to do so because we literally live in the belly of the beast, we are going to need the assistance of all of the people in the world. We are all in this together: We are one planet and one people.

For the first time in history, we the people have a realistic chance to reach across boundaries and bridge the chasms of language, religion, and culture that have separated us since we were a small tribe in South Africa approximately 200,000 years ago and moved away to explore and settle the world. We know from the available mitochondrial DNA evidence, that each one of us is descended from a common maternal ancestor, whom we call Eve.

Brothers and sisters, now is the time for us to take a giant leap forward together and claim our heritage as the Keepers of the Flame.

The United States Government has been reduced to a corrupt shell by bankster billions, privatization, and the pay-to-play game. The government can neither afford to fund the insane goal of imperial hegemony through never-ending war, nor fund the explosive growth of the delusional paranoid surveillance empire without destroying itself.

There is no reason for the United States to be at war against anyone, foreign or domestic; and the terrorists it so desperately claims to fear are people like us who retaliate when agents of the United States Government slaughter their innocent brothers and sisters with drones for money.

The United States is a rogue nation committing war crimes and crimes against humanity on a daily basis. Its conduct is unlawful, morally repugnant, and intolerable. Those who do not speak out and resist its vile and atrocious behavior with every fiber of their being are complicit and deserve world condemnation.

There is no middle ground.

There is no third way.

Compromise is not an option.

Whether we like it or not, we are responsible for what our government does.

We are warriors and warriors do not run away from responsibility.

There is no reason for the United States not to restore Ma’at and conduct its affairs with its citizens, other governments and the rest of the people in the world in a civil and respectful manner according to the Golden Rule. Terrorism would cease to exist, if it did.

In Chapter 6, entitled Golden Rule Applications, I wrote:

If we tweak our hypothetical relationship between two emotionally healthy and well adjusted adults, however, and make one person an addict, treating that person the way they want to be treated by supplying them with alcohol, for example, enables and reinforces the addiction to the everlasting sorrow of both people and their relationship. Plug in narcissist or any other major character disorder, including the discovery that your darling “Lovey” is a serial killer or even worse, President of the United States, and you will readily make the connection. This type of situation may be resolved by a negative expression of the rule; that is, refraining from doing something to another person (enabling the addiction) because you would want him or her to refrain from enabling your own addiction. Under either formulation of the rule, the action taken or avoided is driven by the desire to be of service to another as opposed to acting selfishly. One must, of course, be ever vigilant to the infinite number of ways in which a selfish outcome can be disguised by an ingenious mind as acting in the best interest of another person or the common good.

As followers of the Golden Rule, we must refrain from supporting and enabling the money-addicted people who run our government because we would want them to refrain from enabling our own addictions.

We are in this together. Whosoever harms one of our brothers and sisters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, or somewhere else, harms us.

To live up to our duties and responsibilities to each other under the Golden Rule, we must protect ourselves and our brothers and sisters around the world who are being harmed by our government.

This is the best of times and the worst of times.

We all know why it is the worst, so I need not explain it further.

We need to open our eyes to recognize the golden opportunity we have to change the world forever for the better.

We will change it because we are warriors, our cause is just, and we will never give up.

If not now, when?


Cross-Posted at my blog and the Smirking Chimp.

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My real name is Frederick Leatherman. I was a criminal-defense lawyer for 30 years specializing in death-penalty defense and forensics. I also was a law professor for three years.

Now I am a writer and I haul scrap for a living in this insane land.




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Frederick Leatherman

Frederick Leatherman

I am a former law professor and felony criminal defense lawyer who practiced in state and federal courts for 30 years specializing in death penalty cases, forensics, and drug cases.

I taught criminal law, criminal procedure, law and forensics, and trial advocacy for three years after retiring from my law practice.

I also co-founded Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle and recruited 40 lawyers who agreed to work pro bono, assisted by law students, representing 17 innocent men and women wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing their children in the notorious Wenatchee Sex Ring witch-hunt prosecutions during the mid 90s. All 17 were freed from imprisonment.