A Humanitarian Declaration of Independence

On this July 4th , 2015, we ponder the Declaration of Independence for which the July holiday is celebrated. Every dissenting American and every Earthly citizen who sees corrupt injustice perpetuated through the actions of their governments would do well to read or reread this document in the near future. But before you do, from our place here in the sovereign glacial lake valley of Missoula, Montana, we have taken the liberty to re-imagine and redraft a modern Declaration of Independence that we would be willing to sign today; being aware of the corporate-funded infiltration of our American and other governments, as well as the elite oligarchy’s seemingly unstoppable tentacles that unceasingly smothering any pursuit of life, liberty or happiness…

 A HUMANITARIAN DECLARATION, 2015

When in the Course of Global Evolution, it becomes necessary for a diverse populace to dissolve the political bands which have segregated them from one another, and to acknowledge among the powers of the Earth, the interdependent and equitable experience to which the fluidity of Nature and a Natural Energy provide to them, a decent respect to the opinions of humankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the diverge from such bands.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Humans are created equal, that they are endowed by Creation with unalienable experiences which are their birthright, among which are Love, Nourishment, and the pursuit of Health- with the freedom and liberty to decipher and choose what the course of those experiences mean to each individual. –That to secure these experiences, Governments are instituted among Humans, deriving their just guidance from the consent of the governed. –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its abilities in such form, as all people and the ecological foundations on which they depend shall seem most likely to cohesively and diversely prosper. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown, that humankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the conditions to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and profit-driven seizures of political will, pursuing invariably the same Object reveals a design to reduce them under absolute Control, it is their responsibility, it is their duty, to disband such Government, and to provide new Guardians for their future stability. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these Natives, Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees; and such is now the necessity which dictates them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present United States of America as well as the corporate homogenization of all global culture and human endeavor is a history of repeated injuries, intentional misrepresentation, and unethical justifications all having the direct ambition to establish an absolute Tyranny over all the peoples of the world. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Corporate infiltration of the Legislative branch has undermined civilian initiatives intended to create, challenge, and rewrite Laws intended to be most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

Duopolistic, Bipartisan politics guided by corporate monopoly ownership of nearly all media sources destroys our ability to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, often suspended in committee until forgotten; and when brought before the House and Congress they are amended into oblivion and otherwise stripped of all original intention rendering impossible the meaningful action with which they were drafted.

They have created for themselves a privileged New World of instantaneous communication and monetary transactions unusual, incomprehensible, distant, and omitted from the depository of public Records. They have commoditized every necessity of a citizen’s life in order that we must earn income to survive, most often in the form of wage-slavery driven by austerity and compulsory debt for the sole purpose of fatiguing us into compliance with measures imposed in our deficit of time necessary for comprehension.

Our Constitutional Rights have been dissolved through once Representative Houses repeatedly, while citizens have with non-violent firmness opposed such degradations of the rights of the people.

The use of voting machines – created by corporations with dubious political connections, that keep no tangible documentation of votes cast, with software proven to be easily manipulated – even after numerous elections with problematic and suspect results, sullies the democratic process into nothing more than a symbolic farce. After such dissolutions of accountability in a citizen’s right to choose Representation, in order to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have been revoked from the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the seduction of bribery and intimidation of blackmail from without and within.

 

The Administration of Justice has been obstructed, by passing Assent to unconstitutional Acts that allow Executive and Judiciary powers to deny due process of law to national citizens.

Politicians are now dependent on the Will of corporations who provide their campaign contributions, for the tenure of their offices.

They have erected a multitude of New Offices including the USDA, the FDA, Homeland Security, the FISA court, NSA, IRS, BLM alongside many others, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass the poor and devour their substance.

They have waged countless wars without the Consent of our legislatures, perpetrating military actions in, Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Guatemala, Lebanon, Haiti, Congo, Cuba, Laos, Ecuador, Brazil, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Cambodia, Oman, Chile, Angola, Libya, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Grenada, Bolivia, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Yemen without asking for a formal declaration of war from Congress.

They have Militarized the police and rendered Admiralty courtrooms independent of and superior to the Common Law jurisdiction laid down by the Magna Carta (the 800-year old seminal document that laid down the entire basis of law for western society).

These Corporate Entities that disguise the human players responsible for decisions made in collaboration with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to the natural laws of this land, and unacknowledged by our laws as understood; giving Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

  • For training large bodies of armed, ignorant, and mercenary troops and enforcers to be used against the American people:
  • For protecting said enforcers, by mock Trials, from punishment for any crimes and Murders which they should commit on the unarmed inhabitants of these United States:
  • For eviscerating genuine, fair Trade with all parts of the world by enshrining corporate dictatorship through NAFTA, the WTO, and now the TPP, T-TIP, and TISA:
  • For imposing a litany of unconstitutional, unapportioned Taxes on us without our Consent:
  • For depriving us of the benefits of Trial by Jury by using fear tactics to pressure defendants into accepting unscrupulous plea deals or imposing draconian sentences upon those who choose to exercise their right to a fair trial:
  • For transporting citizens beyond our National Borders to be held in undisclosed prisons, where torture is inflicted (despite all proof that it does not lead to substantive confessions) and then tried for pretended offences in secret courts:
  • For systematically abolishing the free and democratically created Law systems in other countries, establishing therein Arbitrary governments in their now defunct democratic societies:
  • For abolishing our most valuable Laws such as the Glass-Steagall act, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
  • For allowing executive orders that suspend our own Legislatures, and declaring persons invested with power given through fraudulent elections to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

They have abdicated the rule of law here, by declaring dissidents to be terrorists and waging War against them.

They have plundered our seas with toxic and radioactive waste, ravaged our Coasts with gargantuan oil spills, poisoned our waters with oil exploration and hydraulic fracturing, impoverished our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

They are at this time amassing large Armies of natural and foreign Mercenaries employed by the likes of Blackwater and Triple-Canopy to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & infidelity scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

They have constrained our fellow Citizens in the National Guard and police forces to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

They have excited worldwide insurrections and have endeavored to arm and fund one war lord after the next in order to scare the world into submission.

 

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble as well as with steadfast assemblies: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated dismissal, deceptive proposals and injury. All claims to be a Democratic Republic Government whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant and fascist tyranny, is unfit to rule a free people.

 

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to all our other Earthly brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by our legislature and the crones who puppet them to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over them. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here, as well as the burden such an exodus has imposed upon the original inhabitants of this land, historical motives, events, and repercussions for which we seek to offer reparation. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have sought them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these thefts, that have invariably interrupted our connections and now spy on our correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and comfort of common ground. We must, therefore, adapt in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Criminals in War, deception, and manipulation, in Peace, vulnerability, and cooperation, Friends.

 

We, therefore, as sovereign occupants of the lands of the Earth, appealing to the Higher Heart/Mind of the Human Race for the decency of our intentions, do, in the Name and by the Authority of the good People of these Lands, solemnly publish and declare, That all of our governing institutions are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent from profit-driven imprisonment and perpetual war; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to, and that all political connection between them and the State of Deception, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent People, they have full Power to end War, establish Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Peoples may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Unified Kinship, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Prosperity and our sacred Honor.

 

Historically Self Evident

That’s right Kats and Kittens, another Independence Day extravaganza has passed us by. The conceptual Birthday of the United States of America, the Fourth of July is today a day of days when we celebrate, either with historic comprehension or ignorance, 239 years of a Nation’s progression beginning with the British colonies calling out King George on his unjust taxation, controlling oversight, and constrictions on the commerce and trade sought by the colonists, culminating in the creation of that fine historical document: the Declaration of Independence.

Now quite a lot has gone down in all that time…. 13 colonies became states and then multiplied into the now 50 stars on our iconic flag, not to mention at least six US Protectorates that include Guam, American Samoa and Puerto Rico, but no longer include Cuba or the Philippines. The Articles of Confederation became the United States Constitution and the Original 10 Amendments that make up our Bill of Rights have added such civil additions as the 13th Amendment ratified in 1865, that abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. Quickly followed by the 14th that granted citizenship, if of a 2nd-class nature, to all former slaves, though Jim Crow status remained in the diners, employment office and voter registrars – the 15th Amendment did grant voting rights to all Men no matter what their race or color… unless that is, they were descendants of the original peoples of the continent.

A mere 50 years later, radically pretentious women finally made such an undeniable ruckus that they too were granted the right to vote through the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. And 4 years later an Act was signed by congress that granted all Native Americans citizenship as well as long as they were born on and after the effective date of the Indian Citizen Act, however citizenship was also acknowledged as long they renounced all ties to tribal governance and left the simplicity of their cultural heritage to don the short hair, itchy woolens and blistering shoes imposed upon the kidnapped natives forced to attend boarding schools. Still, many natives, like their counterparts descended from slaves or immigrated from African or Caribbean landscapes struggled to convince registrars to understand the law up until the mid 1950s and hopefully actually ended soon after Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. … hopefully… I mean, today, if you want to cast a vote in the continental United States, you just need have a serial number known today as a Social Security or Social Insurance Number, and a known residence, proven by way of a utility bill you pay. Of course you lose this right if you lose or can’t prove your residence, if you are found guilty of a federal crime – no matter how meager or unjust – if you aren’t listed at the polling place you are supposed to vote from, if a voting place is not provided for your community, if your name is the same as a deceased voter or a registered voter that has been convicted of a felony…. But vote, it really makes a difference… especially in the presidential election because that’s decided by the Electoral College regardless of the popular will.

Pretty exciting when in 1803 the US Government bought 828,000 square miles of land claimed by France in a smoking deal that came out to about 3 cents per acre. The Louisiana Purchase acquisition nearly doubled the land under political control of the 21 year-old Nation and launched the expedition of Lewis and Clark. That famous trek helped to inform much of the indigenous population of the new ownership of the land, promising peace and prosperity to every tribe -that rescinds any and all negotiations previously made and puts no real confidence in all negotiations forever to come. It also must’ve began some kind of mad hunger for more because the rest of the Continental US as it exists today was won through bloodily negotiated European treaties and cessations in another short 50 year period.

Our great nation was at some shining moment in the historical record commended with having the best education, the best healthcare and the mightiest military. A lot has changed, but at least we still have the mightiest military: black budgets, secret programs, DUMBases – the good ol’American Arms Industry stocking us up with the latest technology and selling last year’s obsolete weapons of war to both sides of civil disputes around the globe, increasing good ol’ multinational profits that remain free of taxation as well as lending a hand to multiple national GDPs. Implementing living-wage employment to contracted workers hired to slyly re-appropriate foreign resources and rebuild the despotism created by endless war declared on a shadow enemy pinned to pesky Democracies that think they can show up our claim to be.

Once we had a President who sewed his own clothes, could ballroom dance beautifully and had a complex and vigorous business all at the age of 12-years-old. Today’s American 12-year-olds are allocated to public school stockades, where they face the inevitable lottery of being herded into a room either with an intelligent, compassionate and imaginative guide, or one who resents not being paid enough for unaccounted hours of creating lesson plans that need to be recreated every three years as the national standards for acceptable comprehension change as well as the nightly task of checking homework and grading essays and could give a flying fuck if you appear to be listening, because everybody enjoys learning from a heartless prick who takes their job far too seriously for not doing it well at all – or because you’ve learned to aim you petrified face toward the front of the room with that particular gaze because you have taken it upon yourself to believe wholeheartedly that if Medusa already thinks you’ve turned to stone she won’t even look at you.

If their lucky, our Nation’s patriotic youth will have a parent who can spare a few scant moments to prep a nutritious organic, non-GMO selection and get it packed up for lunch before hustling them off to walk, bike, ride the bus, or car-pool with mom to the daily institutionalization. If their lucky, the lunchroom bullies – aggressive and irate with their lunchtime sugar-crash fatigue driven by the frosted flakes or their generic counterparts they demand for breakfast – won’t even recognize the delicious nature of our foodie child’s Rawmeal-cranberry-apricot smoothie; tamari seasoned sunflower seeds or nori seaweed snacks. If their lucky, the utter alien appearance of such a lunch and complete lack of a high-fructose filled beverages won’t attract said bullies to the obvious target of someone so differently cared for that a veritable cafeteria war will be sparked as malnourished children across the fluorescent-lit room simultaneously receive the cue that they are members of the greater mass and victory will surely be won.

Ah but our American youngsters are in this way learning the intricacies of our acceptable homogenous behaviors. Soon, beginning as early as kindergarten, in schools across our great country, little tykes will be glued to ipad screens, not because they forgot to wipe the Elmer’s off their sensitive little digits, but because they will finally understand the fascination of the touchscreen world they have hitherto been denied, while their parents, despite working 2 and 3 jobs respectively, still cannot afford the new-age little gadgets and the monthly tithes necessary to keep it connected to the cyber universe. Ah who am I kidding, we all know the only schools that will be able to afford a contract with Apple — I mean, “eligible to supply such necessary tools for the economic advancement of the Nation’s best and brightest,” will of course be designated by the standardized testing of the best and brightest, thereby assuring that such technology is not wasted on the failing students of our most over-crowded, under-funded, and forgotten drop-out factories.

The exciting days when we burned the witches of the woodland towns of the East have returned in our struggles to end the absurdity of natural birth and birth control proselytized by the primitive cult of midwifery; to patent every wild root, bark, leaf, fruit and seed not yet extinct in order that the so-called ‘naturopaths’ fade into woodland mythology like Bigfoot and Yeti, that the true developers of the medical industry reap their self-regulated and Free-Trade ordained profits by laboratory recreated chemical compounds completely foreign to our inherent biology that was once kept healthy by chewing on identifiable herbs and fruits provided freely by the savagery of shared knowledge and the treacherous denial of personal, corporate, and national ownership.

We’ve nearly destroyed the now over 100 year headache of the union-backed labor movement, and will be celebrating the final end to the ludicrous, civilian-led War against our imperial right to dictate wage enslavement upon each and every American ghetto and rural village… I mean of course the complete and utter, “Freedom of every Red-blooded and red–necked American from the tyranny of welfare assistance such as food stamps and social security.”

Corporate Industrial Persons shall once again be the sole proprietors of government sanctioned annuity, for the well fare of all the poor monopolies and oligarchies that have created the insanely inefficient, corrupt and environmentally destructive businesses on which the blissfully apathetic, perverted, and dysfunctional consumers of today thrive.

Well, that’s quite labyrinthine, if still an unacceptably brief, cannon of our Great Nation’s history.

If you’re reading this you’re well on your way now,

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