If the public doesn’t care….

2011 June 4
by ruleoflawrestoration

If the public doesn’t read anymore, one can make videos to deliver the message (given the time and the proper equipment).

If the public is easily bored and is saturated with interactive entertainment, then one can make quizzes and games and even mobile “apps” to compete for their attention (given the time and the proper equipment).

If the public doesn’t donate, one can search for a way to raise his own money to support the effort.

If the public is stuck on faulty paradigms, one can write extensively to disprove those paradigms and to offer better ones….and then turn those writings into videos, games, and other entertaining forms of communication.

If the public (or the media) won’t spread the word on one’s efforts, one can search out ways to promote his own efforts (if he can raise the money for it).

But what can one do if the public doesn’t care?

Suddenly, it is no longer the message to the public that is the matter at hand, but the reformation of the public itself.  It is hard to imagine a more fundamental problem than this, or one of any greater scope.  Indeed, the problem of the needed public paradigm shift is orders of magnitude greater than the mere problem of organizing a collaborative solution for the decline in the rule of law amongst interested people.

Thus do we “leave our finger” here at the ROLR website while we go off to work on the more fundamental problem.  It will come down to whether individuals can be converted from their current passive nature into effective leaders of others.  It will come down to whether they will adopt the paradigms of rationality, truth, and self correction, which all should be prerequisites for anyone seeking to change the paradigms of others.

Time will tell.  So much is at stake.




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  1. June 4, 2011

    I see Americans working several jobs to pay rent and keep food on the table. With 1/4 of the homes in this nation vacant, banks are sitting on millions of homes, they have been paid off by TARP, so the banks are not hurting. Housing costs are increasing. Wages are continuing the decline that has been occurring for decades. The middle class is being squeezed out of existence, often by government. Between taxes, regulations etc 1/3 to 1/2 of the cost of every item you buy goes to the government. Check out GE, they paid no taxes yet received 3.2 billion in corporate welfare much of that went back into the campaign coffers of politicians that will continue the socialist/ fascist agenda. People are busy trying to survive.

    I see mothers harassed by school officials for not drugging their kids with ADHD drug, parents being threatened with removal of their children for child abuse/ neglect for not drugging them. People that fight the system get singled out for attack by the state. People are afraid of losing their kids if they stand up.

    Clinton admitted the IRS was used on political opponents. When the state seizes your property and freezes your bank account if they think you may have done something? Innocent until proven guilty my a_ _! People are afraid of state robbery.

    In Oregon we uncovered massive vote fraud and corruption. The state ignores the laws and when challenged they change the law, retroactively often. We found where the election office ignored the law requiring them to shred all unused ballots on election night, we showed evidence of the state accessing blank ballots and the “secure” ballots before a recount. They just changed the law so they no longer have to destroy the ballots. The judges in CA got charged with accepting bribes. They jailed the lawyer that filed the charges and changed the law retroactively to allow the judges to accept such payments! People feel powerless the state ignores laws at will.

    I think far more people care than will stand up. I think many are brainwashed by the media and are believing the lies. I think many see others singled out by the state for persecution for standing up. How do we fight against the corruption?

  2. ruleoflawrestoration permalink*
    June 4, 2011

    Your question (“How do we fight against the corruption?”) is a great one. And the future of the US is dependent upon how we and others answer that question.

    For most Americans, the question of the hour is something more like: “What corruption?”

    Or perhaps: “Sure, there’s some corruption, but is any of it really that bad yet?”

    Still others, however, are under the influence of a sentiment that I ONCE found convincing, but now reject outright. This sentiment is perhaps best summed up in the words often (mis)attributed to British Parliamentarian Edmund Burke:

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

    After years of ruminating on this question, I now believe that this sentiment represents an impossibility. That is, I do not believe that “good” men CAN “do nothing”. In other words, it is a corruption itself to do nothing about corruption.

    Now, having said that, I believe it is foolishness to fight battles one has no chance of winning….or to fight those battles in a way that is certain to fail. But our biggest problem at present is that we have a whole lot of citizens considering themselves “good” and yet doing nothing about the corruption. Nothing.

    The next tier of the populace is simply TALKING about it. Mere complaining with no practical effect.

    Meanwhile, for all the nothing and complaining being done, the do-nothings and the talkers are still FUNDING the corruption and voting lawless candidates into office. So not only are they not helping, they are actually contribution to the corruption. (They further contribute to various kinds of commercial/political corruption when they purchase certain products/services from some of the companies who own stock in the US Congress and White House.)

    So back to your question: “How do we fight against the corruption?”

    My initial idea was that ROLR would simply focus on LAW. Not on policy. Therefore, it would not be at issue whether, say, TARP, was a “good idea” or not, but rather, whether it was legal under the current Constitution or not. This approach is patently apolitical. Naively thinking that perhaps we could get something done by a circumpartisan approach, I set out to promote just such a thing. But it simply isn’t working.

    Instead, we must admit one very ugly fact: Not one institution in all of America is deliberately producing individuals who are engaging this problem of corruption. Not one church. Not one university. Not one civic organization or club. Not one public school system. Nor any branch or the government, nor any organization thereunder. No institution makes this its business.

    One wonders, therefore, what would happen if even ONE institution would change its mission to address this problem. Whether it comes through an institution or not, however, no solution can succeed that does not authentically persuade one individual after another to adopt an anti-corruption paradigm.

    Similarly, public education is also crucial. If I could find the funding for it, I would immediately launch a news service that does nothing but reporting on corruption in government, including, but not limited to, violations of the constitutions and charters that founded our governments. Such a tool as I propose could be invaluable in helping individuals to adopt the aforementioned anti-corruption paradigm.

    It is both sad and ironic that it takes money to fight the money-driven corruption out there. If the people were of stouter character, it wouldn’t necessarily take MUCH money. Indeed, a worthy anti-corruption message could spread like wildfire from one concerned individual to the next. But when the populace simply doesn’t care…..

    If associations are to be made between opinion leaders with a view toward tackling the corruption, I am convinced that it must be a wholly non-partisan affair. As it is, however, one group wants to push its agenda, and another group wants to push its own. This nonsense would have to stop for an HONEST approach to solving this singular and fundamental issue.

    I believe that if 10 or 12 honest and mature people could come together on this issue, some great progress could be made. At the end of the day, however, it will come down to finding people who are willing and able to deliberately influence others to adopt the paradigm…even to the point of becoming influencers themselves. (Passive acknowledgment of a paradigm simply does not make for a movement.)

    Such a group of influencers, however, would quickly discover that it needs some substantial marketing money if it wants to compete in the abyss of the “market of ideas”.

    We need real champions—champions of the cause, that is, and not of themselves or of their organizations.


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