Thursday, October 30, 2008

Greenspan's Epiphany Signals the End of Individualism, by Bobby Garner

Communitarian socio-economics is one of the most obscure aspects of the overall Communitarian agenda. The phrase itself was introduced to the world by SASE partners Dr. Amitai Etzioni and former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev. Many programs across the U.S. and the world designed to address "global poverty" are communitarian based socio-economic "solutions" to the unequal spread of the world's "wealth." Social equity is the most advanced Fabian propaganda, introduced to the modern world by 2 "former" communists.

Missing from the entire debate are the real principles for individual liberty and free enterprise (notice the "issues" all parties agree on, i.e. (some form of) national health care, sustainable development, community revitalization, urban renewal, public-private partnerships, faith-based initiatives, citizen volunteerism, community oriented policing, interventions and treatment, Weed & Seed, etc.)

During my recent radio interview with Henrik Palmgren at Red Ice Creations, he brought up his concern over not being able to "opt out" of the new system. The way the EU is proceeding it looks like even nations who pass resoluitions against inclusion are being "denied" the right to refuse. We know nations cannot "opt out." Is there anyplace in the world where individual participation in these wealth distribution programs is optional? For instance, what about people (like me) who completely reject modern medicine with it's doctors and hospitals as modern witchcraft practiced in houses of death? Will I be required to become a member of a national health care program? I want my gravestone to read "Please don't call 911."

What lengths the communitarians are taking to eliminate the very concept of individual freedom. Bobby's latest article nails their argument at its very core:
Greenspan's Epiphany Signals the End of Individualism, by Bobby Garner
Alan Greenspan's recent declaration that the ongoing financial crisis has exposed a "flaw" in his "free market ideology", was seized upon by socialists of all stripes as proof that Capitalism is fatally flawed and therefore, its chief defender Ayn Rand, is totally discredited. Greenspan says he is "in a state of shocked disbelief" because he "looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholder's equity".

What Greenspan either failed to understand or willfully ignores, is the fact that his "free market ideology" is a corruption of the pure Capitalism promoted by his mentor Ayn Rand. There is no such thing as "self-interest of lending institutions". Rand based her Capitalist ideology on a solid foundation of "rational self interest" of the individual man. Greenspan like all socialists knows quiet well that "lending institutions" are lifeless artificial entities with no thought, feeling, or knowledge of any kind, and they cannot possibly conceive of something so abstract as "rational self interest". Rational self interest is the sole domain of the cognitive function of a single individual human mind.

Ayn Rand's ideology of Individualism holds that inalienable rights can apply only to individuals:

'"The inalienable Rights of Men are: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The Right of Life means that Man cannot be deprived of his life for the benefit of another man nor of any number of other men. The Right of Liberty means Man's right to individual action, individual choice, individual initiative, and individual property. Without the right to private property no independent action is possible. The Right to the Pursuit of Happiness means man's right to live for himself, to choose what constitutes his own private, personal, individual happiness, and to work for its achievement so long as he respects the same right in others. It means that Man cannot be forced to devote his life to the happiness of another man nor of any number of other men. It means that the collective cannot decide what is to be the purpose of a man's existence nor prescribe his choice of happiness." — Textbook of Americanism.

Reverse engineering this economic collapse reveals the real causes, and proves to the rational mind that it was intentional. Nothing can be proven to an irrational mind, because its ability to think clearly has been subverted to a predefined outcome. It has been brainwashed, programmed, deceived and has become complicit in the crime. Alan Greenspan could not possibly be so ignorant of Ayn Rand's ideology as to really believe that institutions are capable of self interest. His ignorance of the necessary function of individualism, and his perversion of self interest, is not delusional. Nor is it an accident of oversight, and he is not in "shocked disbelief". It was deliberately calculated to achieve precisely what is being achieved (as evident in the media spin), which is to totally discredit Capitalism and along with it, "rational self interest" and individualism.

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, is said to be the "guru of deregulation", but this is an Orwellian contradiction where deregulation actually means regulation. Federal regulation of banking and finance came in through the back door disguised as a United Nations mandated and government decreed "right to affordable housing". This is representative of the New Age attempt to over rule and replace our natural, and Constitutionally guaranteed, God given rights. Such government imposed rights are obviously not equally applied, nor can they be. They are discriminatory and place the burden on those tax payers who do not qualify for the right because they are able to provide for themselves. These rights are therefore, socialistic by their very nature, designed for an equalizing effect toward a post Marxist classless society based on the Communitarian Philosophy.

In Bogus Rights, Walter Williams wrote "The way our Constitution's framers used the term, a right is something that exists simultaneously among people and imposes no obligation on another. ... The only way Congress can give one American something is to first, through the use of intimidation, threats and coercion, take it from another American. So-called rights to medical care, food and decent housing impose an obligation on some other American who, through the tax code, must be denied his right to his earnings."

The foremost champion of individual rights, Ayn Rand, defines it very well in item 4 of Textbook of Americanism: "A right is the sanction of independent action. A right is that which can be exercised without anyone's permission. If you exist only because society permits you to exist—you have no right to your own life. A permission can be revoked at any time. If, before undertaking some action, you must obtain the permission of society—you are not free, whether such permission is granted to you or not. Only a slave acts on permission. A permission is not a right. Do not make the mistake, at this point, of thinking that a worker is a slave and that he holds his job by his employer's permission. He does not hold it by permission—but by contract, that is, by a voluntary mutual agreement. A worker can quit his job. A slave cannot."

A direct attack on individualism by the 1960's counter-culture would never have succeeded, but by first creating a corrupt Capitalism and then crashing it thereby destroying the concept of individualism along with it, the way is now cleared for the Communitarian Agenda to proceed. It took 50 years to do it, but the era of unfettered rational individual self interest has now been officially declared dead by direct government ownership of banking and finance, by which the means of production is efficiently controlled through complicit corporations acting as effective extensions of government as Non-Government Organizations (NGO's) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP's). This is the combination of Communism and Capitalism known as Fascism, a form of government completely contrary to our constitution, but it is here and now evident.

At the heart of the problem is the New Age philosophy of living in the moment of "the now". This mind set is pervasive throughout society, in government and among banking and financial executives. It illustrates a mass insanity consistent with the requirements of The Plan for world domination of a clueless and helpless society. Its exemplified in United Nations programs, government bureaucratic eagerness to adopt them, by legal coercion of corporate executives into compliance, and the willingness of the working class to take the path of least resistance and look upon government sponsored programs for their welfare rather than shoulder the responsibilities of rational self interest and self sufficiency.

Henry Lamb writes:

"During the Carter years, the United States became a party to the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (October 5, 1977). Article 11 (1) of this treaty declares that “everyone” has a right to, among other things, housing. This is the same year that the Carter administration pushed through Congress the Community Reinvestment Act, designed to increase housing for low-income people. This new law required banks to report the number and value of loans issued to low-income people, and also gave community organizations (such as ACORN) the right to “comment” on proposed bank mergers and expansions. This gave these organizations leverage against banks that failed to issue enough loans to low-income borrowers." — The Obama-Ayers-ACORN-Bailout connection

This proves beyond a reasonable doubt that bankers forced to make bad loans guaranteed by the government, with oversight by advocacy groups was designed to fail. Will a bank executive try to make such a perversion work, or will he extract as much as possible for himself and drive the corrupt system into the ground?

We have the answer.

Permanent location
Bobby Garner
Please post or forward to interested parties

As for Ayn Rand, we had a bit of discussion about her a few months back where I learned from Bobby how her arguments were twisted by the people who took over her work. He's got it all at his website for anyone who thinks Rand is irrelevant here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Authentic Mongolian Yurt for sale on ebay for 1050?!?!?

Live in the US Midwest? Local pick-up only, in Ohio. This could be a fantastic deal on a 20 foot Mongolian yurt. Right now it's going for $1025.00. I can't make one for less than that. Don't need one yourself but want to make a fabulous donation to the ACL? This would make a great gift. You could buy it now and drive it up to us as soon as the roads clear. We'll set it up and make it into an authentic Alaskan modification. :)

The Lisbon Agenda and 'Neoliberal Communitarian' Citizenship

Several people have sent me links to Philip Jone's latest article on the "Communitarian EU." I admit I was less than thrilled to see things I wrote years ago at the ACL were rewritten as if they were Jone's original thoughts and words. And he's a former London cop. Go figure. UPDATE: Jones apologised and will change the paragraph to a quote by me, at rense,com anyway. I'm really happy about that because otherwise it was a fantastic overview of the communitarian agenda in Europe. Now I can heartily recommend it!

Robert Coones sent me an email about a youtube video called "Chicken Run in the EU Parliament" (20.02.2008)
and he added this:

"Go to and demand for a REFERENDUM in your country on the Lisbon Treaty, the rejected EU Constitution in disguise.

"Note on EU Constitution and Lisbon Treaty:

"The people of France and the Netherlands rejected the proposed EU constitution in the 2005 referendums. After this, 5 countries that had promised a referendum cancelled it and the EU Constitution was re-written as an "amending treaty" or a "reform treaty" and named "Treaty of Lisbon". On the basis of this deceit, they now maintain that no more referendums are necessary. Only Ireland is holding a referendum. All other countries are ratifying the disguised EU Constitution without asking the people.

"The EU Constitution establishes a new "European Union" with joint citizenship - an EU "federal" State that is technically and politically empowered to further centralize power in Brussels; a European State comprising of 27 nation-states ruled by a triumvirate of European institutions led by the unelected EU Commission, which serves as the governing body of the Union. With co-decision powers to block legislation, but never to initiate it, the European Council comprises of representatives of the governments of member states. This ineffectual co-decision process is shared with the European Parliament, which is the only directly elected institution and the only channel for European citizens to possibly reverse the totalitarian trend and preserve freedom and democracy in Europe."
This all got me poking around google looking at "communitarian eu" information and I found this:

The Lisbon Agenda and 'Neoliberal Communitarian' Citizenship

Sandy Brian Hager | 16. 3. 07
Source: ("A specialised website of the Multicultural Centre Prague focusing on migration issues in Central and Eastern Europe. It maps migration reality, research and policy, offers a range of articles, interviews and reports and promotes debate among experts, public administrators, NGOs and the wider public.")
Theme: Economic Development, Social Welfare & Citizenship
The Lisbon Agenda and Citizenship: Neoliberal Communitarianism

"How do we then go on to make sense of the Lisbon Agenda and its relation to citizenship, especially since the shift to ‘jobs and growth’ under the Barroso Commission? In many ways, it appears as though the European Union is navigating towards what can best be described as a ‘neoliberal communitarian’ citizenship model. ‘Neoliberal communitarianism’ (an arguably more accurate term for the ‘Third Way’) implies a fusion of neoliberalism with a communitarian element that attempts to countervail the most harmful effects of neoliberal restructuring not by re-invigorating the Keynesian welfare state but through attempting to ‘activate the state’ in strengthening (private) community networks (Bieling 2003: 53).

"As a model of citizenship, neoliberal communitarianism signifies a movement away from the social rights of citizenship (considered to hamper global competitiveness), towards an emphasis on providing opportunities for skill upgrading and life-long learning so that citizens will be ‘willing to accept more public duties and social responsibilities’ (Bieling 2003: 65; emphasis in original). The citizens’ role is thus contained within the mantra of ‘no rights without responsibilities’ forming the basis of its citizenship conception, as opposed to ‘‘unconditional’ social citizenship entitlements’ of social democracy which advocate ‘positive welfare intervention by a ‘social investment state’(Ryner 2002: 15). Making the argument that ‘the relationship between individual rights and responsibilities was thrown out of balance from the late 1960s onwards’, advocates of neoliberal communitarianism suggest that a situation of ‘moral hazard’ has arisen amongst EU citizens, and that problems of social instability can be solved by fostering a society which gives more responsibilities and duties to individual citizens (Bieling 2003: 63, 65)." {emphasis added}

Here's a youtube video JAdams sent of Barroso calling for a New World Governance:
How much you want to bet Etzioni's books were used to explain the new EU "citizen's role?" No wonder he calls the EU "a beautiful idea." He must be a guru there too.

As they say at Puertos del Estado under Financials Aids (FONDIP) » EU Programmes:
"The programmes are the financing mechanism through which the European Community support the actions and measures of implementation of the different policies. Due to the wide variety of programmes financed by the EU, it is very difficult to give a precise definition of the communitarian programme.

"The programmes gather a general framework of proceeding, that includes the clear definition of objectives in the short and mid term, the justification of the adoption of the measure, a financial proceeding calendar, the financing mechanims and actions.

"Common characteristics identified for all the programmes:

"* Pluriannual: Although the duration of these programmes can be variable, all the programmes last during certain period of time, in order to optimize the impact of the financed actions and to facilitate the evaluation.
"* Transnational: this is a key feature. The communitarian programmes are different from similar actions carried out at a national level. This European scope is materialized normally by the collaboration of partners of different communitarian countries, that interchange research elements and work jointly in the search of results for problems of communitarian scope.
"* Demonstrative effect: Since the programmes search the solution for problems of European scope, the contribution to the diffusion of the results by all the communitarian territory is evaluated positively. Thus, the celebration of seminaries and conferences constitutes an important part within the communitarian programmes."

And again, in case you missed it elsewhere on my blog, in my articles or at the ACL, here's the law behind EU integration and ALL other regional unions, including the NAU:

Application of the Andean Communitarian Law in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela in Comparison with the European Union Experience. Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series Vol. 6 No. 3 January 2006

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jewish Law Conference at Harvard

Finished a 2 hour interview with Red Ice Creations with Swedish host Henrik Palmgren (and his brother Fredrik). It's kind of amazing how different it is to talk about communitarianism depending on who's asking the questions. I learn more about what I think though radio interviews than I ever imagined possible. It's almost like that old AA saying, "We only teach what we need to learn." The first hour is free, the second is for their subscribers.

From Charles in Seattle we got another insight into changing US law. Thanks Charles!

"Anyone who is about to compare the universe of normative halachic discourse with that of the present postmodern culmination of Western discourse, should have a beard or, failing that, a French accent. I possess neither. But I do have a particular expertise in this topic, one that grew out of an attempt to answer a simple question: why, as I was reading through the American law journals, including Harvard's own, was Rabbi Joseph Caro, the great sixteenth century codifier and mystic, emerging as one of the major American legal theorists of our day? The answer to that question, as it turned out, centers on the meeting of Jewish law and postmodernity."

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Red Ice Creations, Sunday at 3pm AK time

Many thanks to Melodee and Katie at Give Me Some Truth radio show for having me on last week. We covered a lot of information. Very knowledgable hosts. Their upcoming guests are William Roberts and Darren Weeks.

This Sunday at 3pm AK time I'm doing another radio show with Henrik at Red Ice Creations.

Kenny Lake gets a foot of fresh snow!

collecting inside melting snow
(this should become part of the design)

Camp Redington's winter bbg area

covering inside roof with 10x20 sheets of painters plastic

20 foot gertee still standing!!

First the snow drenched the inside roof and started leaking all over the house. I can't put the new roof cover up until it's dry... I may have waited too long. So I got a few painter's plastic drop covers and slid them up inside the roofbeams. This helped to focus the drips into pans I placed along the walls (which I just finished covering and they looked so nice before the water stains). The snow finally stopped but it got real cold out and now the roofcovers are frozen almost solid. This makes no sense since normally the heat melts snow on the roof. Can't get the temp above 58 in here tonight so I sure hope the Radiant Guard gets here tomorrow. Got the fan on and brought in the huge (20 gal?) cooking pot, filled it with snow and set it by the woodstove. I'm going to keep it filled with hot water and use my other woodstove as an oven next to the one I'm burning the wood in this winter. It doesn't shut down any better than my Drolet Hunter but it holds the heat a bit longer. Maybe next year we'll have a "real" Alaskan woodstove that shuts down and holds coals all night long. I am so tired of waking up in 20 degrees what am I going to do when it's 40 below in here?

Sister fishtaxi stopped in for a night on her way back from Cold Bay. She has some fantastic pictures of volcanos and the harvest moon. We talked about what we're doing to make it through the coming winter, and as she said it, she added, "just like we do every winter, eh Nik?" This is the time of year I always ask myself why I never stayed in Arizona or Vegas.

After posting Etzioni's biography the other day I thought about maybe writing one for me. It's been years since I tried to remember all my jobs and places I've lived. My biography would be as long as his is, if I included all my employment and extra-curricular community activities.

The first edition hardcopy of The Anti-Communitarian Manifesto goes to the printer on Monday. After months of stressing over it I can finally let it go. What a huge relief. Made a BIG, BIG difference for Nord having Freddie inside the hostel where it's safe, warm and dry. We've decided she doesn't need to live in experimental gertees in Alaska during the winter. Heh.

I found the people in Tok, Alaska I heard about who lived in a tent there one winter. The mom wrote a book about it. They have a website with pictures and where she explains they burned 120!!??? cords of wood in 4 months to heat a 16x32' wall tent with no liner and a dirt floor.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Who is Amitai Etzioni?

From Yale University Press and, we learn Etzioni's life started after he graduated from Berkeley:

About the Author

Amitai Etzioni is Professor of International Relations at the George Washington University. His previous books on foreign policy include From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Political Unification: A Comparative Study of Leaders and Forces (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965), and Winning Without War (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1964). He served as a senior advisor to the White House, and taught at Columbia University, Harvard and Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958.

Dr. Etzioni served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1994-95, and in 1989-90 was the founding president of the international Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. In 1990, he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. He was the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, the organization's quarterly journal, from 1991-2004. In 1991, the press began referring to Dr. Etzioni as the "guru" of the communitarian movement.

Dr. Etzioni is the author of over thirty books, including The Monochrome Society (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), The Limits of Privacy (New York: Basic Books, 1999), The New Golden Rule (New York: Basic Books, 1996), which received the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 1997 Tolerance Book Award, The Spirit of Community (New York: Crown Books, 1993), and The Moral Dimension: Toward a New Economics (New York: Free Press, 1988). His most recent books are My Brother's Keeper: A Memoir and a Message (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), and How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism (Routledge, 2004).

Outside of academia, Dr. Etzioni's voice is frequently heard in the media. He appears often on radio and television programs, and is regularly consulted by print media as well.

In 2001, he was named by Richard Posner as being among the top 100 American intellectuals as measured by academic citations.

Also in 2001, Dr. Etzioni was awarded the John P. McGovern Award in Behavioral Sciences as well as the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was also the recipient of the Seventh James Wilbur Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Appreciation and Advancement of Human Values by the Conference on Value Inquiry, as well as the Sociological Practice Association's Outstanding Contribution Award.

My ACL page on Etzioni is still a mess. I started revising it and left it half finished. But, for those just hearing his name for the first time, there is a lot of available online information about the "guru" that extols his almost heavenly virtues.

Not many people write about him and his contributions from an opposition researchers' opinion. There may be a lot more writers using the term communitarianism lately, but few of them want to mention Etzioni, let alone explain how he came to hold such a high level position in American government. Could be because he opens up the whole British-Zionist-Cabbalist-Christian can-of-worms, which is definitely an area many people choose to avoid/ignore. Can't say I blame them, but without this crucial piece to the global structure, the globalist's core philosophy never comes to light.

The emgerging supra-national integration is not limited to political structures and the justice systems, included in the more moral moderation of nationalism and religious extremism is the concept of asking religious leaders to embrace their moderates and turn over their extremists. It sounds reasonable, doesn't it?

Much of what he publishes is very carefully presented. Some of it even sounds good to me until I remind myself he's a master of deception. In many ways Etzioni represents the highest level of Fabian training in globalist propaganda, his professionalism and leadership in this arena is undisputable. His lovely idea of promoting gentle moral persuasion is what we see if we're not really reading; cloaking terrorism behind an anti-terrorism argument is looking more and more like a standard trick.

Etzioni travels the world lecturing teachers and governments how to teach common people how to become moral communitarians. Everyone in the world should have the opportunity to learn how to be a educated as a democratic citizen, it's only fair. Here's a University of London gig that was just cancelled:

Lecture: Professor Amitai Etzioni
International Centre for Education for Democratic Citizenship
Friday 31 October 2008, 12.00 - 1.15pm
PROFESSOR AMITAI ETZIONI, George Washington University

This lecture has been withdrawn for the present and will be rescheduled. Details will appear on this page as they become available.

Here's his general biography:

General Biography Information


Core-member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Summer Institute 1962
Federation of American Scientists 1963-1969
National Board, Americans for Democratic Action 1963-1968
Foreign Policy Commission, Americans for Democratic Action 1964-1969
Fellow, American Sociological Association 1964-
Member, Committee on International Order 1963-1969
Chairman, Committee on International Order 1968-1969
Member, Committee on Nominations and Elections 1966-1967
Member, Committee on Professional Ethics 1967-1968
Member, Committee on the Regulation of Research (American Sociological Association) 1983-1986
Member, Commission on Sociology and Society 1984
Member, Executive Committee of the Eastern Sociological Society 1969-1971
Fellow, Hudson Institute 1964-1969
Sponsor, The Atlantic Council of the United States 1964-1979 Board Member, Canadian Peace Research Institute 1964-1969
Member, Advisory Committee for the National Study on Student Unrest (Amercian Council on Education) 1968-1970
Founding Member, Research Advisory Group of the World Order Models Project. Yale University Law School (World Law Fund) 1969-1971
Member, Commission on Urban Affairs, American Jewish Congress 1969-1971
Member, Science Information Council, National Science Foundation 1969-1974
Member, Administrative Board, Research Institute on Communist Affairs, Columbia University 1970-1974
Member, Social Problems Research Review Committee, National Institute of Mental Health 1970-1972
Member, Board of Open Channel 1971-1974
Member, Sociological Research Association 1972-
Member, Committee on Public Understanding of Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 1972-1974
Member, Research Committee on Sociotechnics of the International Sociological Association 1972-1973
Member, Governing Council, American Jewish Congress 1973-1975
Member, Advisory Panel, Population Society 1973-1975
Member, International Society for Research on Aggression 1973-1975
Member, Hudson Basin Project 1973-1974
Member, Council on Foreign Relations 1976-1988
Founding Member, International Society of Political Psychology 1977-
Member, Research Advisory Committee of Resources for the Future 1976-1980
Member, National Research Council Assembly of Engineering Committee on Technology and Health Care, National Academy of Sciences 1977-1979 Member, Animal Kingdom Fund Committee 1978-
Member, Electromagnetic Radiation Management Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Commerce 1979-1982
Board Member, Science Program Group 1978-1979 Member, National Advisory Board, Center for National Policy 1982-1986
Member, Economic Forum, Conference Board 1983-1986
Member, National Advisory Board, Center for National Policy 1987-
Member, Advisory Board, SABE, Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics 1987-1989
Founder and First President, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 1989-1990
Member, Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of the Living Economics/ Living Economy Network Initiative 1988-
Member, National Advisory Committee of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs 1989-
Member, Special Committee on Lawyering in the 21st Century, American Association of Law Schools 1989-
Member, Founding Board, PEGS, Committee on the Political Economy of the Good Society 1992-
Member, New York Times Syndicate 1993-
Member, Council of Advisors, National Civic League 1992-1994
Member, Board of Directors, Character Education 1993-1995
Partnership Member, Advisory Council, Character Education 1995-
Partnership Member, Executive Committee, Character Education Partnership 1993-1994
Board Member, Consortium of Social Science Associations 1994-1995
Member, Advisory Board, The National Fatherhood Initiative 1994-
Member, International Advisory Board, New Israeli 1994 Interdisciplinary University of Law, Management and Technology
Member, AmeriCorps Launch Committee 1994
Founder and First President, The Communitarian Network 1994-
Member, Advisory Board, TIKKUN Magazine 1995-
Member, Citizens For Service Advisory Board 1995-

Editorial Experience:

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Peace Research 1965-1972
Member, Editorial Board, Administrative Science Quarterly
Associate Editor, American Sociological Review 1965-1968
Member, Editorial Board, Sociological Inquiry 1967-1974
Contributing Editor, Psychiatry and Social Science
Associate Editor, Sociological Abstracts 1968-1971
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Current Contents,
Behavioral Social and Management Sciences 1969-
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Group Tensions 1970-1976
Member, Editorial Board, Social Policy 1970-1974
Member, Editorial Board, Science 1970-1972
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Administration and Mental Health 1972-1975
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Social Sciences Citation Index 1972-
Member, Editorial Board, Sage Professional Papers on Administrative and Policy Studies 1972-1974
Member, Editorial Board, Israel Social Science Research 1982-
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 1983-
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing 1983- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Public Policy 1984-2000
Member, Editorial Board, Futures Research Quarterly 1984-
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the American Association of University Administrators 1985-
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 1985-
Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 1986-
Member, Editorial Board, Transaction/SOCIETY 1987-
Editorial Adviser, Work, Employment and Society 1987-1992
Editorial Adviser, Nonprofit Management and Leadership 1989-
Member, Editorial Panel, Management Committee of "Human Relations," The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations 1990-1993
Member, Editorial Review Board, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of the Society for Business Ethics 1990-1998
Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of the Future 1991-
Member, Editorial Council, THESIS: Theory and History of 1991-
Economic and Social Institutions and Structures, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), USSR Academy of Sciences
Founder and Editor, The Responsive Community 1991-
Member, Advisory Board for New Book Series: Studies in Economic Ehtics and Philosophy, Forschungsinstitut for Philosophie Hannover 1991-
Member, Board of Editors of the International Journal on Group Rights, George Washington University 1992-
Member, Editorial Board, Sociological Practice, 1992- Sociological Practice Association
Member, Editorial Board, "Beitrage zur Soziookonomie" 1994-
Member, International Board, Policy Studies Institute 1995-
Member, Editorial Board, Sociological Perspectives, 1996-1999 San Diego State University


Meir Heifetz for an Essay "Rewards in the Industry of 20th Century U.S. and China," Hebrew University 1952-1953
Faculty Fellowship, Social Science Research Council 1960-1961
Fellow, Center for Advance Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California 1965-1966
Faculty Fellowship, Social Science Research Council 1967-1968
William Mosher Award for the most distingusihed academic article of the Public Administration Review 1967
Guggenheim Fellowship 1968-1969
Genetic Fix nominated Science Section, National Book Award 1974
Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contribution to the Nation's Bicentennial Commemoration 1976
Delivered the Abraham Weckstein Memorial Lecture, New York University (March 12) 1977
Guttentag Memorial Lecture. Plenary Session Annual National Meeting, Evaluation Research Society, Washington, D.C., November 4, 1978
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 1978-
Commencement Address, University of Connecticut June, 1979
Franklin Foundation Lecture, Georgia State University 1978-1979
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters, Rider College 1980
Wherrett Memorial Lecture, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh 1981
Fellow, Public Agenda Foundation 1981-1982
Member, National Board of Invited Distinguished Jurors. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision 1984-1985
George S. Eccles Distinguished Lecture, Utah State University Logan, Utah May 3, 1984
Jane Globus Distinguished Lecture, Baruch College, New York October 19, 1984
Winner, first annual competition for papers in the area of behavioral economics, "Entrepreneurship, Adaptation and Legitimation", The Society for Advancement of Behavioral Economics January, 1986
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Governors State University 1987
Lester F. Ward Distinguished Contributions Award in Applied Sociology, Society for Applied Sociology 1987
Distinguished Speaker, Academy of Management Annual Meeting May, 1988
Scientific Achievement Award, Washington Academy of Sciences 1988
Eli Goldson Lecturer, Babson College 1988
Distinguished lectureship speaker, Eastern Sociological Meeting (March, Philadelphia) 1988
The Duncan W. Clark Lecture, Annual Health Conference, Committee on Medicine in Society of the New York Academy of Medicine 1989
The 1990 Annual Conference of the Society for Business Ethics, special Distinguished Scholar presentation, (August, San Francisco) 1990
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences meeting to honor Amitai Etzioni (November, Amsterdam) 1990
The Consumption of Time and the Timing of Consumption. Toward a New Behavioral and Socio-Economics. Published as a book 1992
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 1991
Ninth Annual 1991 Jeffrey Pressman Award, Policy 1991 Studies Organization (August, Washington, DC)
Fr. Flanagan Lecture, Catholic Health Association, 1992 (June, Anaheim, CA)
Arthur C. Bachmeyer Memorial Address and Luncheon, American College of Healthcare Executives, (February, Chicago, IL) 1994
Sisters of Mercy Health System, Community in Service to Communities, (March, Houston, TX) 1994
The William Birkett Williams Memorial Lecture, Fairmont Presbyterian Church, (May, Cleveland Heights, OH) 1994
Honorary Degree, Colorado College (May 23, Colorado Springs) 1994
Honorary Degree, Connecticut College (May 28, New London, CT) 1994
Honorary Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 1994
Member, Institute of Medicine 1995-
Distinguised Lifetime Achievement in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research, ARNOVA, Cleveland, OH, November 3, 1995
Honorary Degree, Walden University, (March 21, 1997)
Winner, Simon Wiesenthal Center's annual Tolerance Book Award in the name of Bruno Brand for The New Golden Rule (1997)
Honorary member, German Sociological Society (1998-)
The Seventh James Wilbur Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Appreciation and Advancement of Human Values, Conference on Value Inquiry, April 16, 1998
Sociological Practice Association Outstanding Contribution Award, June 11, 1998
Ware Lecture, 1998 General Assembly of Unitarian Universalist Association, Rochester, NY, June 29, 1998
Justice Louis Brandeis Lecture, 22nd Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, Boston, April 7, 2000
W.T. McCullogh Lecture, 59th Annual Human Services Institute, Federation for Community Planning, Cleveland, OH, March 14, 2001


Public Health Service on Health Science Administration
Altro Rehabilitation Workshops
United States Office of Education
Office of Economic Opportunity
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
Arms Control Disarmament Agency
President's Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence
Advisory Committee on Campus Unrest and Change (Study of the American Council on Education)
Commissioner, Commission on Education for Health Administration 1972-1974
National Center for Health Services Research and Development (Health Care Technology Division) 1973
Ministry of State, Urban Affairs, Canadian Government 1974
National Institute of Mental Health 1978-1979
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) 1978-1979
General Services Administration (GAO) 1978-1979

Elected Office:

Member, Council, American Sociological Association 1983-1985
Member-at-Large, Section K (Social, Economic, and Political Sciences), American Association for the Advancement of Science 1987-1991
Member, Trustee, Executive Council, Association for Social Economics 1991-1992
Trustee, Executive Council, Association for Social Economics
Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences 1994
President, American Sociological Association 1994-1995
Ex-officio member, Executive Council, American Sociological Association 1994-1996
Ex-officio member, Budget Committee American Sociological Association 1994-1994


Managing Committee for the American Association for the Advancement of Science Socio-Psychological Prize 1969-1970
The Science in Society Journalism Awards, sponsored by National Association of Science Writers, Inc. 1974
The Douglas MacGregor Memorial Awards, sponsored by the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 1974
The Edward L. Bernay's Foundation Award, sponsored by Emerson College 1974
The Great American Family Award, sponsored by The White House 1985

According to his employment history, his first job was as an instructor at Columbia University in 1958. I guess the Israeli military was an all volunteer, unpaid army in 1948 when Etzioni was a soldier. Where did he volunteer his time between 1948 and 1950, what did he do in the two years after he served in the Arab Wars and before he started his studies under Martin Buber? Who paid his college tuition and living expenses? When exactly did Etzioni resign from the Israeli military? (Did he get an honorable discharge?) He claims Israel refuses to relinquish his Israeli passport. Does Israel also refuse to relinquish his military credentials?

World Financial Summit planned for November 15

As one of the world's poor and "homeless," I'm getting pretty excited about all these big plans underway to bring my lifestyle up to an equal par with all my wealthier neighbors. The housing market has to be supplemented by governments, doesn't it? People can't live harmoniously unless they all have a secure roof over their heads, can they? As a top U.N. official said Wednesday, "Governments must address problems in the housing sector if they are to solve the global financial crisis."

And what a suprise. Now we're being told the world needs a common regulatory banking system. Is this part of the Global Marshall Plan?

The White House set the date for the economic crisis summit, it "will bring together leaders of the G20, which includes the Group of Seven major industrial economies plus key emerging-market countries like China, India and Brazil."

Is the Club of Rome invited to the summit? They wrote the Global Marshall Plan. Maybe they'll send a copy of their plan to the meeting, just in case the summiters decide they need something legally binding that helps everyone on the planet, equally. Wouldn't it just be better for everyone if there was one global government system that owns everything? There are people who have the superior knowledge and capability of performing this necessary evolutionary redistribution of wealth task, and they'll do it only for the sake of all humanity, because they care.

"Argentina's bonds fell 7 percent and stocks lost 10 percent after President Cristina Fernandez sent a bill to Congress on Tuesday to nationalize the country's private pension system, sending markets into freefall."

Monday, October 20, 2008

Let's "address the key interpretive questions"

20 foot summer "museum" gertee with
RadiantGUARD on walls, roof and floor.
Raised the temperature to wearing shorts!

Me and some of the boys, whooping it up
at closing time at Tonsina River Lodge.

I'll be on Melodee's radio show,
Give Me Some Truth, Oct 21:

Several people have sent me the link to Phillip Jones' Oct 20, 2008 article, The Corporatists published at Jones does a fine job of explaining the history of the European "sides," and he identifies them all, by name:
"Their New European Order is little more than a stepping stone to the imposition of a Global tyranny based on the new `Third Way` or Communitarian ideology so beloved of the likes of Tony Blair et al.

"Communitarians want to create a post-modern, post-democratic feudal society run by a small number of rich and powerful people with everyone else working as peasants. In order to achieve their objectives they must destroy the middle class and the nation state."
(Update added 12:19 am, Oct 21: I just noticed the 2nd graph in the above quote in Phillip's article is the exact same thing written on the Stop Common Purpose's Philosophy page @

More people are writing about communitarianism than ever before. Unlike Jones, many of them are still clueless what it actually means. Tim Wilson explains the confusion caused by people attempting to describe the synthesis while still "believing" in one side of the dialectic:
"My take on it is that libertarians, frustrated that libertarianism was being mocked by all sides, created communitarianism as a mirror opposite party. Libertarians have insisted that they are somewhere in the middle, even though it's quite impossible to place it on a standard, left/right, political chart. So, making communitarianism into a middle ground as well, well, that is a stroke of genius.

"Is this is an improvement on calling people socialist, or communist?"

David Icke put a link to my blog on his "news" page. I've had hundreds of hits from England coming from here from his site. I don't know him and I admit I've never studied his work or listened to any of his tapes. As far as I know Icke does not include anything about communitarianism in his research. My focus has always been communitarianism so I didn't spend any time on his work. Besides, to me he's always seemed like the British Alex Jones (I don't study or listen to Jones either). Icke's Latest News links look like good reading and I don't know why, exactly, but it just seems odd to me that the post he linked to on Oct 18 was "Is the Anti-Communitarian League really necessary?"

Rich and powerful people are creating an elitist global system of justice. It continually seeks self-validation for their imposition of corporate trade law on all nations. Now (it seems) national security and public order are in jepordy when international funny money starts disappearing and changing hands. It's called a "state of necessity" (as opposed to the old, familiar "state of emergency"?). My only question for Gov. Sarah Palin now is, will she call out the AK State Militia during a "state of necessity?"

Dear friends of the Jean Monnet Center,

We are pleased to announce the online publication of the sixth paper in the 2008 Jean Monnet Working Paper series. We include the abstract of this paper below:

Jürgen Kurtz, "Adjudging the Exceptional at International Law: Security, Public Order and Financial Crisis"
(JMWP no. 06/08)

This paper examines the impact of international law on the ability of states to mitigate the effects of financial crises. It focuses on the invocation of investment treaty disciplines in the aftermath of the 2001-2 Argentine financial crisis and the adjudication of Argentina's defence of a state of necessity, under both subject treaties and at customary international law. The paper uncovers three interpretative methods in the jurisprudence on the relationship between the treaty exception and customary plea of necessity: methodologies I (confluence), II (lex specialis) and III (primary-secondary applications). Method I is the dominant approach in the jurisprudence and the most restrictive of the three readings. The paper argues that method I is mistaken both on a careful interpretation of the two legal standards and on a broader historical analysis of the emergence of investment treaty norms. Given these substantive flaws, the paper isolates the motivations to account for the popularity of this method through a close reading of the awards. These reveal continuing tensions in the field, not least the problematic suggestion that a single value of protection should exclusively inform our understanding of the purpose of investment treaties. These sociological features of investor-state arbitration should, it is suggested, inform our choice on other interpretative methods. This comes down to an election between methods II (lex specialis) and III (primary-secondary applications). Method III is the most convincing and coherent reading of the relationship between the two legal standards. The paper concludes by offering a framework to address the key interpretative questions implicated in that method: (i) the identification and scope of the notion of "public order" and a state's "essential security interests"; and (ii) the appropriate test of "necessity" or means-end scrutiny.

We invite you to access this Working Paper on the Jean Monnet Center website at
In the meantime, I'm busy as heck getting more insulation up and tearing out the molding carpet created from the leak during the big rains. Someday I WILL get to build a gertee from start to finish and THEN move into it. It's been a bigger struggle redoing the inside walls because I pulled all the wool out of little gertee and brought it in here. No more snow yet but it's only getting up to 28 or so during the day so putting up the new roof is going to take some extra figuring out. Got about 2 cords of dried spruce logs, chopped and stacked by my wonderful big strong neighbors who still can't figure out why I don't get myself a husband who will do all the hard work for me. Even without bottom teeth they still think I'm marketable. heh.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Anti-Communitarian League has a myspace!

Many thanks!!! to Deb Hill (FL) for building an ACL myspace. It's just beautiful. Interesting to see what pages and quotes someone else choses to introduce our work. I absolutely love it and give it our full, official endorsement (no matter what Nordica says .. hehe). I guess now it's time to start having some kind of ACL membership thing. Maybe Deb will want to organize that too. :) I nominate Deb Hill for secretary of the ACL myspace. All in favour say "aye."

Yeah. Don't we need a heirarchy too? Should we have elections? I nominate Lance (TX, USA) for the ACL internet marketing director, Pete R (WA, USA) as our personal security manager, Bobby Garner (KS, USA) as lead researcher, Paul Barnes (CA- and Dick Motta (MT, USA) as election, research advisors, Old Dog (USA) as Drill Instructor, Susan (ID, USA) as official ACL poet, John and the boys at Stop Common Purpose (UK) as our London affilates, Gisela (AK, USA) as our NAIS adviser, Sean (WA, USA) as our digital/audio technical advisor, and I can think of quite a few other people who contact us regularly... hmmm. Maybe we'll get organized enough to add anyone else who wants to volunteer for something they know how to do. Who wants to answer the emails asking me, "What should we do?" My inbox is full of them.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Is the financial crisis leading to a Global Marshall Plan?

Chris Bieber just sent out an email about President Bush's new idea how to spend some of the $700 billion bailout.

"The administration plans to spend $250 billion of the $700 billion government rescue program passed by Congress on Oct. 3 to make stock purchases this year. The first purchases will be in nine large banks, officials said. The industry and government officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the details were yet to be formally released.

"The decision represents a remarkable turnaround for the $700 billion rescue program, already the largest bailout in U.S. history. As the plan sped through Congress, the administration said the money was needed to purchase bad mortgage-related assets that are weighing on the books of financial institutions, never mentioning direct stock purchases.

"However, as the financial crisis gained new intensity last week, sending U.S. stocks down by a record amount, the administration decided to shift focus and adopt a bolder program modeled more along the lines of bank rescue efforts being put together in Britain and other European countries."

Amitai Etzioni says we need to seek a "balance" between the unfettered rights of the individual and the rights of the community, and that the world needs a new global architecture. His book, "From Empire to Community" is now being used to train top US military professionals. But we don't need to know anything about that, right?

Here's The Global Marshall Plan to "Balance the World"
Global Marshall Plan
Submitted By: Ralf Klemens Stappen
Contact Person: Franz Josef Rademacher, Clube of Rome
Contact Email:

"Project Description: As a result of economic globalization and driven by the information technology revolution, the world-wide economic system is unleashed by factors prescribed by nations. The pre-eminence of policy becomes lost, because the core structures thereof remain either national or continental, but are never global. The rapid growth of the world's population is aggressively moving towards the 10 billion-mark and pushing hundreds of millions of people into the resource-focused lifestyles of the major industrialized nations. The consequences of these effects can prove to be a strain on our ecological systems.

"Representatives from economic politics, science, media and non-government organizations around the world and across all party lines therefore met in 2003 to begin the Global Marshall Plan Initiative. Included in this group are representatives from the Club of Rome, the Eco-Social Forum, ATTAC, BUND and churches, as well as members of the Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade, UN organizations, the European Parliament, and many other national parliaments.

"It is our goal to establish a world-wide economic, political and civil society system for a new era of cooperation which will achieve global security, peace and prosperity for everyone. The Global Marshall Plan is modelled after the success of the United States' Marshall Plan for Europe after the second world war and applies the positive experiences of the European Union expansion process to the rest of the world.

The Global Marshall Plan combines a pragmatic concept for achieving the Millennium Development Goals with the long-term perspective of a worldwide Eco-social market economy as the framework of global order. This presumes that the richer countries are ready to co-finance development in financially poorer countries, which would lead to a global economic miracle.

Project Website:
Project Publication:
Paper: Franz Josef Rademacher. 2004. "Global Marshall Plan: A Planetary Contract for a Worldwide Eco-Social Market Economy." Hamburg: Global Marshall Plan Initiative.

"The text provides considerations on a Global Marshall Plan in terms of a Planetary Contract, i.e. in response to the difficult situation of world politics at the beginning of the new century. This Contract is intended as a step towards a global Eco-Social Market Economy, which we regard as an attractive win-win alternative in compliance with the idea of a sustainable development, versus the extensively unregulated globalization processes prevalent today." {boldface added ~ Niki}

Looked through the long list of supporters and organizations supporting the Global Marshall Plan and almost all of them are German. I guess that's because the Germans are the experts on how the Marshall Plan was implemented. Every now and then I hear from someone who's been to Germany lately, and they tell me their society has been completely communitarianized, far beyond what can be noticed in the US. I'm guessing Germany was a pilot test of many of the new behavior modifications. We all have to be taught to become responsible, eco aware, global citizens, and we must be properly trained how to CHANGE our outdated notions of national and individual sovereignty and to respect and OBEY the new global laws that protect the whole planet.

History of the European Marshall Plan:

In related news, "On Thursday at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain, WWF and Indonesian authorities announced a political agreement – signed September 18 in the Indonesian capital Jakarata between all 10 governors on the island and four federal ministers – to "agree to save and conserve the ecosystem of Sumatra Island."" (because it's a "global problem")

And if you ever wondered why the highly respected and trusted New York Times never tells you anything about communitarian programs, policies or laws... go poke around the dot earth blog and you'll see exactly what kinds of policy changes the NYT supports.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Is the Anti-Communitarian League "really necessary?"

A lot of what I read written by Etzioni's ghostwriters never made sense to me, not until I finally digested Hegel's dialectical definition of freedom. ACL research is filled with hundreds of sickening revelations. For a thinking, feeling person, many of the facts about globalism take a bit of time to digest. I don't know that we ever fully recover from learning how elite globalists plan to eliminate individual liberty from the entire human experience. Their advanced global government (global citizen) plans make Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot and Bush look like novice opening acts. Totalitarian Communitarianism is the grand finale before the curtain falls. Once communitarians have the enforcement power to require our complete national subordination (called supra-national integration) and individual submission (called global human rights) to ALL their laws, humanity will cease to exist as we know it.

Personally, I never really understood their total rejection of natural born rights. It took us years of study, but I finally grasped that these people believe commoners (such as us) are naturally born to become slaves to the state. Much of my motivation to expose them is based on their belief that their superior breeding and education makes them our natural born masters.

The communitarians have benefitted enormously from the scant attention paid to their activities. They have been active in all levels of American and global government for over 30 years. It's endorsed by every political party in the USA. This is the philosophy behind Obama and McCain's "change." This is the ideology behind "going green" and "sustainable lifestyles." Yet barely a handful of people know anything about it. Here's a guy who admits he knows nothing about communitarianism but wonders if anti-communitarianism is really necesssary. How revealing is that?

Revelations from the American Culture,

"Correspondent Mike Gray inaugurates a new regular feature on The American Culture, "Revelations," highlighting items indicating the current condition of American society and culture. Today's installment considers anti-communitarianism, the National Education Association, and what fictional detectives tell us about ourselves.:

Third Way

Until last September, I must confess, I had never heard the word "communitarianism"—so imagine my surprise when I discovered that there is already an "Anti-Communitarian League." Is it really necessary? Read about it and decide for yourself:

{emphasis added ~ Niki}

Here's a slightly different reaction to ACL research from the unnofficial blog of the UK Libertarian Party:

Friday, 10 October 2008
One Of The Most Influential Men You've Never Heard Of
Amitai Etzioni is sociologist and prolific author. His work has been embraced by political and business leaders around the globe, and his communitarian creed guides much of our public debate today -- albeit that it is rarely spoken of openly.

I'm happy to report the 20 footer is still standing with only minor damage. We have taken temporary refuge in the hostel I will keep working on it. I plan to live in it this winter. Thanks for the concern and offers to help. I think we're gonna make it.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Severe winds hit Kenny Lake, Alaska

18' Gertee Sacked in
Statewide Wind Storm

18' gertee didn't make it

exterior destruction

interior destruction

The 20' Gertee's frame is intact after being bent inward and lifted up to 5 inches . The one piece pool cover roof with all the ropes I had tied across it stayed on for over 24 hours of 40-80??mph winds. Our friend Mike came by yesterday and suggested I put tires on the roof. We tried that, but all except one blew away. I learned a lot about wind yesterday, about the psi and high and low pressure. (Mike's a pilot and was shocked at how little physical science I know!) I think now I have a much better idea of what it feels like to be in a hurricane with one of these structures, and with a few modifications they will hold up to the storms. HEAVY canvas covers and good tie downs are essentials. I sent Nordica and Freddie to Tims and I stayed inside watching how it moved and withstood the pressure until 3am when I decided I'd be safer in the truck. I fell asleep reminding myself that even if it was totally gone in the morning, we're safe and all okay. We had just got set up and working on overdue projects, now everything is back on hold. After the worst summer on record we get the worst winds Tim ever saw here.

Moving our things out as quickly as possible because next we're gonna get freezing rain and snow and 50 below.

Please send your disaster relief to:

Nordica Friedrich
800 E. Dimond Blvd
3-131 PMB #153
Anchorage, AK 99515

Paul Barnes quoted in mainstream press!

Here is the article from the Belleville Intelligencer:

(Thanks C.)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Portrait of an Alaskan GerTee

18 foot GerTee prototype,
beginning its 2nd Alaskan winter

Canada's "deep" integration with the EU a model for the US

arctic entry becoming useful already

Canada's story should be an eye opener for anyone who doubts the U.S. will ever merge with Canada and Mexico into a regional union, or become subserviant to a central global government bureaucracy. The most telling part is how the public wasn't provided with copies of the drafts for the agreement (and how that fact is ommitted from the Globe and Mail article about the talks). We've been getting lots of visitors from Eastern Europe searching for "communitarian law." That's because deep EU integration requires modifying national law under the supremacy of communtarian law, and unlike America and Canada, some people in those nations know it's a very real legal process. I'll bet in Slovakia people don't call it a "conspiracy theory." I can't help thinking about the Irish and how they're doing since they rejected the Lisbon Treaty via a national vote. To give up a nation's sovereignty and independence should require full disclosure and a national vote, shouldn't it? And if it fails, it shoudn't be allowed to continue, should it?

"The pitch he is making to Europeans is to do a deal with Canada that can serve as a model for something far more ambitious with the United States." Provinces key to EU trade deal, Quebec Premier says, by KAREN HOWLETT, October 3, 2008


Monday, October 6, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin and Growing Anti-Alaskan Sentiment

It's been a few years since the Red v. Blue dialectic was first tested in America and I think it kind of fizzled out the same way the Third Way did. But now it's back, and this time Americans are falling for it with a vengence. Forums and articles with "Sarah" as the topic are filled with comments that rudely disparage her, her family, and more often lately, all the Alaskan people.

I think we're capable of being led into a civil war over this coming election. War is the ultimate dialectical tool. If groups of people who all share one nation can be convinced to hate each other enough to take up arms against each other, it opens the door to intervention and regime change. Everytime I see an article about ballot fraud I get the feeling no matter which side wins in Nov, the other side will scream "fraud." Then maybe all the people who have been brainwashing my countrymen into hating Alaska will organize peaceful protests that "somehow" turn into rioting.

To me, the financial crisis is perfectly timed to co-incide with the changes that must occur in the US before the global government can take full control of the world economy. While much of the world is somewhat aware of their international communitarian integration requirements, the US citizenry remains completely in the dark about the transformation taking place.

Millions of Americans still believe that voting for Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin can help save America. Thousands of comments suggest that people voting for the "other side" are traitors. We're seeing a lot more "fighting words." As a former bartender, I recognise the kinds of stupid arguments that will lead to blows if they aren't distracted into something less violent.

The most blatant mistake being made about Alaska:

Sarah Palin did not give us all $3000.00 to vote for her. The pfd was created under Governor Jay Hammond and the original plan was to pay the dividends based on longevity. That would have meant the old timers would have had a nice retirement and the natives wouldn't need so many federal grants to survive. Two New York lawyers called the Zobels came up and filed a lawsuit. Then Alaska had to split it equally with everyone who had lived here for one year. The ruling was based on the freedom Americans have to move from state to state and to take up residence anywhere in the union. (Alaskan bumpersticker in 1982-"We got Zobelfucked")

It's like Alaska is on trial for being unfamiliar and different from the rest of the country. It's a pretty stupid reason to attack a diverse population of strangers, but it's working anyway. It's freakydeaky that suddenly we're supposed to be the refuge state for the Christian Zionists who want a front row seat to Armageddon. But religious wars do create the most passion for bloodshed, don't they? Maybe the feminists will lead the army up the Alcan Highway.

Nordica's friends say they want to punch Sarah Palin in the face.

In answer to the question is is cold here yet? Yes.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Do it Yourself arctic entryway for a homemade yurt, Part II

Finishing the arctic entryway

Camp Redington, AK, a modern "trailer" Park

Window partially installed

Flooded entryway

Load of sand/gravel to soak up melting snow

Recycled the gertee showerhouse drainboard

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Endorsement for Paul Barnes, Your Prince Edward-Hastings Independent Candidate

Paul Barnes is the first international contributor to 2020: Our Common Destiny. This fall, he is running for public office in the Prince Edward-Hastings district of Ontario, Canada.

We'd like to offer the Anti Communitarian League's official endorsement to Paul, and hope that every voting Canadian in his district has the opportunity to hear his eloquent and level-headed take on the communitarian agenda in his country and everywhere else.

Click here to purchase 2020: Our Common Destiny by Niki Raapana, with Paul Barnes & Nordica Friedrich

Camp Redington's winter season begins

Camp Redington is a four season campground. We will be putting up more gertees, constructing more outbuildings (as long as the weather permits) and clearing trails for dog mushing and snowmachining. Tim wants to start teaching basic sprint dog racing techniques. Fred and I will be his first students and we'll let you know how it goes.

my messy workzone
First night's covering just over the doorway

Nordica's sign with 20' gertee in background

Winter hostel with Nordica's sign

20' gertee's arctic entryway, covered but unfinished

This arctic entryway is 5' x 8' x 7' tall. It slopes down over the front deck step for good drainage. Tall people will have to stoop; it's perfect for us. :) Wanted to add gutters for a water storage system but I was soaked clean through just getting the big tarp up this morning. I had one day of clear weather between snowfall. We're getting pounded with snow right now, "and it shows no sign of stopping, every kid with eyes a popping, knows he'll soon be bellywopping on his ear...."

roof frame for arctic entryway through door window

sure sign of what season we're in now

Dave- The campground is open so you have a place to put up your gertee when you return! You can stay in my small one while we build yours. We have to haul water and the shower is drained but you'll have electric and slow internet and the price is right. Maybe we can trade. See ya soon!

"Ultimately, the piper must be paid," by Henry Lamb

Henry Lamb continues to include the word communitarian in his articles. Now he calls sustainable development a "socialist, communitarian concept" that nobody noticed in the 1990s. We're in the middle of a blizzard up here, I'm working on the manifesto (it goes to print next week!) and my arctic entryway is only half-finished, so I can't comment about how I feel now that the ACL is being included in Lamb's articles. I can say that I'm happy to see the word getting out there, because it's 2008 and still so few have noticed it. The ACL is getting a lot more EU nation hits searching for "communitarian law." I wish we'd start getting those from America too.

Ultimately, the piper must be paid
By Henry Lamb, web posted September 29, 2008
{take the direct link to Lamb's article for all his embedded links~ed.}

"The meltdown in the financial markets has caused the finger of blame to spin like a weathervane in a hurricane. The underlying cause of the debacle, however, has been largely ignored. Driven by "progressive" Democrats and Republicans, the cause is the relentless shift from a free market economy to a socialist economy.

"Until the Roosevelt era, the responsibility and privilege of having a home was left solely to the individual. Few people realize that Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) was created in 1938 by FDR, to provide a federal guarantee for home loans extended by local banks.

"Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) was created in 1970, during Nixon's reign. Both were designed to buy mortgages from local lenders as a way to insure an adequate supply of money for local lenders. These "secondary" mortgages were packaged into "bundles" of securities that were traded among an array of financial institutions.

"During the 1960s, the United Nations produced the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Article V(e)(iii) proclaimed that all people had a "right" to housing. Both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations supported the treaty, but it was not ratified until the Clinton administration, November 20, 1994. No one noticed, or connected the dots to the emerging socialist, communitarian concept called "sustainable development. Grassroots organizations across the nation were deeply involved in preventing ratification of another U.N. treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity which was also under consideration at the time.

"To meet its obligations under the U.N.'s Racial Discrimination Treaty, the Clinton administration instructed Fannie Mae to expand loans to low-income borrowers, according to Franklin D. Raines, Fannie Mae's Chairman. Thus, the "sub-prime" market was born, and government guaranteed loans were extended to millions of families who could not qualify for a mortgage in a free market economy, but easily qualified under the new socialist scheme.

"In 2005, Republican Senators saw the danger and tried to reform these institutions with the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulator Reform Act (S-190), but Democrats blocked the bill.

"Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were institutions that were neither purely socialist, nor purely free market – a blend that is best described as communitarian, in that they allowed private investors to buy and hold shares in the corporations, but were also guaranteed by the federal government. That is, until recently, when the federal government took over both institutions. Now, the federal government essentially owns all those properties – a result that is as socialist as had the government nationalized those properties by force.

"AIG, the international insurance giant, and other Wall Street and international financial institutions bought the bundles of mortgage securities that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac offered. Everybody involved made a ton of money, and housing for low income families expanded exponentially – just as the Treaty on Racial Discrimination and the proponents of sustainable development had predicted. With all the new loans being made, the home building industry flourished, the real estate industry flourished, all industries related to housing flourished – until the market became saturated.

"Home values stopped rising. Housing inventories began to rise. Home values began to decline. Foreclosures began to rise. Homebuilding slowed, housing related industries began to lay off workers. Energy prices began to rise. Paychecks fell short of family needs. Foreclosures skyrocketed. Suddenly, there was little or no value in the bundles of security that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had packaged. Financial institutions found themselves in possession of massive "assets" that had no value. Creak, crumble crash! The financial markets came tumbling down.

"The piper must be paid. The question is whether to do it now – and let the chips fall where they may, or, to kick the can down the road, and pay the piper later. The answer, of course, is to kick the can into the next generation, with another leap toward socialism. The bailout plan – whatever the particulars – is nothing short of a government takeover of the financial industry. The next president will have to sort it out and build the road toward future recovery or final disaster.

"Barack Obama's incessant drumbeat about the failure of the economic policies of the last eight years is either gross ignorance or, more likely, political blame-shifting. The cause of the current meltdown is clearly the Democrat's insistence upon giving federally-guaranteed mortgages to people who could not afford them. Even now, Democrats insist, not on the minimum government involvement possible, but on adding all sorts of give-away ornaments on the bailout Christmas tree. Obama is also promising to take over the energy industry, the health industry, and to give tax credits and even refunds to some people with money he shamelessly takes from others. This is redistribution of wealth - pure socialism.

"McCain may be only marginally better, but any deterrent to the Democrat's determined transformation of America to unabashed socialism should be welcomed. Despite the U.N.'s declaration to the contrary, no person has a "right" to housing. If Democrats prevail and continue their pursuit of the U.N'.s goal of universal socialism, America can expect to experience the same total collapse experienced by the Soviet Union.

"Ultimately, the piper must be paid."

Henry Lamb is the executive vice president of the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), and chairman of Sovereignty International.

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