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WHAT'S WRONG WITH DEMOCRACY?

PART ONE

Canada's parliamentary system of government has major flaws and problems, leading to the current crisis of leadership and political chicanery that has befallen this fair country. For American viewers: Stay tuned. You can learn something here.

Maybe it's time to consider a "Republic" instead of this so-called "Democracy"!

No, the two words are not synonymous. The phrase "democratic republic" may be somewhat correct semantically; however, the two systems of government are quite different in their philosophic origin. The two major political parties of the USA contain very little of the substance of the Republic they swear to uphold when members of those parties gain elective office in the current US Government. The two systems have been at odds since ancient times, and are of special record in the actual and in the philosophic histories of ancient Greece, especially in the writings of Plato and Aristotle.

UPDATE: A 'republic' is still a derivation of the oligarchic Roman system. That makes the term 'common law republic' an oxymoron. However, whereas a purely Anglo-Saxon common law society is/was geared more toward a low population and rural lifestyle; and, since most people in North America live in an urban setting, the likely compromise would be to use the 'republic' system with the modifications outlined in Part Two of this paper.

A bit of theology [religious philosophy] is necessary to understand the basis of the conflict between these two systems. First, ponder this statement, and prove its validity to yourself before you proceed: Anything that you perceive as REAL [in a state of action and/or reaction] TO YOURSELF at any given time must have a WHAT, a HOW, and a WHY [Thing, Meaning, and Value]. The WHAT is the object, be it thing or person. The HOW connotes a mind force [as in your mind acting through your body and senses], a changing force, in formal terms a conjoint actor. WHY, the value of the object, is self-explanatory.

Quality of that reality is based on the quality of one, or all of these factors.
OK .................. ? Hope I didn't lose you already.

NB: The purpose in relating this concept is to show the harmony to creation and true reality that resides in the republican form of government and the deception of incompleteness residing within democracy.

This is the very nature of the doctrine of Trinity and Tri-unity, [at least, the best understanding in practical terms currently available]. That doctrine was available to many an ancient and current religious structure. The Hebrew/Egyptian Is-Ra-El [Isis-Ra-El Shaddai] is such a statement of this doctrine, as is the Trimurti of Hinduism (Brahma, Siva, and Vishnu). The Christian Holy Trinity: The Father [potential of sons], The Holy Spirit [the mind factor], and The Son [the actualized, the WHY of the fatherhood] is taught in some branches of Christianity as doctrine, but not comprehended in the applied theology [philosophy] of Christians.

Mans' institutions are based upon Self-Maintenance, Self-Preservation, and Self- Gratification - a form of tri-unity. Religious institutions have the following threefold philosophic approach, which is just another version of What [Who], How, and Why mentioned a couple of paragraphs earlier. True religion takes mankind beyond the purely human, and his human institutions, into the realm of the future hope and present moral character [justice]. They are [and here God may be considered as a supreme personality and not necessarily a specific god concept of any organized religion]:

1. GOD IS. [God out there, God the Divine Ruler, God the Father, etc.]

2. GOD WITHIN. [Christ within, the Divine light within, having the genetic material of God within our own being, etc.]

3. WITHIN GOD. [belief in being part of God, or the total makeup of God; the Nirvana of Buddhism; being in the family of God - and, the responsibilities contained therein all fall within this category. ]

Religious evolution in a society in ancient times usually began with number 1, and it was somehow difficult to move on to concepts 2 and/or 3. Apparently, the main reason for this was the desire for selfish gain and aggrandizement by the ruling class. It is referred to as priest craft in the ancient cultures, and from political chicanery to despotism in modern times.

Our Western forms of government and religious heritage come from the Middle East -- the Hebrews, Egyptians, Persians, and the later Judeans, Romans and Greeks. The early Trinity teachings originated around what is now Jerusalem some 4,000 years ago and spread East and West. The Semitic tribes who became the Hebrews obviously had access to this doctrine by the name that became part of their later culture -- Israel; but, their religious teachers lost the meaning, and thus the benefits of this doctrine which, if developed, would have resulted in a much greater cultural impact on later historical events. The Greeks developed city states, some as republics, some as democracies; but they never developed a true confederation or a means of communication. Rome followed in the footsteps of the earlier Persians with their form of autocratic government.

Although the modern concepts of this subject were part of the teachings of Philo of Alexandria in the first century A.D. and of St. Augustine a few centuries later, it wasn't until 1439 AD, when the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church called an assembly in Florence of all church and state leaders of Europe to announce the "doctrine of the Filioque" [God within] that Number 2 of the Trinity directly affected Western culture. The results were the Renaissance; and, the Republican movements -- attempted in Germany, France, England, brought to temporary fruition in America, and resident for 700 years in Switzerland.

Unfortunately, several of the major influences upon the formation of our current western civic structures all rejected, or were not influenced by the Filioque doctrine.

Please note: Criticism of religious or ethnic groups is not the intention of this paper. We are just pointing out the fact that any group with a religious background that does not recognize the Trinity concept within its belief structure has no philosophic basis to understand how a true republic, wherein live 'free will men and women', should operate or how it could even exist. When such groups are in positions of wielding, or majorly influencing power, government structures invariably follow the dictatorial, oligarchical route. Men [m/f] are born with only two instincts: taking in food and a desire for security. Logic then interacts with the security instinct to give us a "knowledge of good and evil", of "right and wrong". The "golden rule", the common law, is therefore built into each man. This is reflected in criminal codes, which state: "ignorance is no excuse in the commission of a crime". A crime, of course, is malicious damage to a man and/or to his/her property; and thus, a violation of the common law. So, it stands that using a learned/taught religious base is no excuse for rejecting the reality of the common law and the implications of reality associated with Trinity.

The "God Is" doctrine combined with "the depravity of man" [sin of Adam and Eve] doctrine from the Hebrew/Judaic/early Christians Bible was the blocking factor to Number 2 [God within, and the brotherhood relationship derived from a faith belief in the Fatherhood of God and the Sonship of Man, as taught by Joshua of Nazareth].

The Greek word "Filios" means the family relationship existent because those involved have the same father; and, thus the Filioque Doctrine. The result of the rejection of the Filioque Doctrine; and, active educational propaganda to convince the masses to reject it, has cost millions of premature deaths and untold suffering at the hand of totalitarian governments throughout the western world, and other countries influenced by them.

The Merchants of Venice, descendants of the Oligarchy of Rome have continued to this day as the Oligarchic families of Europe and America, holding most of the world in the iron shackle of economic slavery through such organizations as the United Nations' International Monetary Fund the Versailles Monetary System set up after World War I [paper money representing debt, not assets of a country]. In the early Middle Ages, these "Fondi", or families, migrated from Venice and Genoa to Switzerland, then to Germany, France, and Britain [especially Scotland]. It was/is in their self-interest to insure the Filioque Doctrine is suppressed by stomping out and pluck out the "weed" seedlings [as they apparently see it] of free will individual men and women as they spring up from the seedbed of the Filioque [or, the concept contained therein].

The leaves of these seedlings are identifiable as: Freedom, Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Happiness, Creativity, and the Right of Owning Property [To a man or woman who loves freedom and respects the freedom of others, these rights would seem to be reasonable objectives for mankind].

Another major player in maintaining the status quo are certain belief structures within Christianity. The dominance of the "depravity" doctrine leaves them with the view of mankind as that assumed by Aristotle: that man is an evolved animal [a creature of Satan, in fundamentalist terms]; and, without authoritarian [a ruling, rather than servant, government ordained by God] control, man will regress to animalism [his evil nature]. The powers who are manipulating this thought form insure conditions are such so as to drive the people to this mental state of animalism. There are also strong anti-Trinity doctrines in some sects of Protestantism.

It appears that the fundamentalist Christian movements began as a counter to the spread of the Filioque doctrine, and the trail leads directly to the doors of the Jesuit/Venetian influence and the Scottish Freemasons [originated by Roman/Venetian oligarchic families in Scotland and France]. It is valuable to read 1 John 5:18, in the New Testament of the Bible [KJV], to get a feeling for the understanding that the early Christians had toward the Filioque Doctrine; and, then check modern translations of the Bible to see how it was changed to conform to the God Is [only] non-trinitarian doctrine. It matters not really who the philosopher was who touted the "oligarch" system. The evil is in the oligarch system and the reasons for its existence.

A movement that was coincident with, and, may have had a direct and influential part in the philosophic preparations for the American experiment in republicanism was John Wesley's Methodism. Methodism, until it was infiltrated by the writings [dogmas] of one Cardinal Ribiera of Spain [a Jesuit], placed great emphasis on the "rights and responsibilities" of the Christ indwelt man and the greater meaning of "grace". Any 'oligarchic mind' hates 'free will' in another man.

BY:  ELDON G. WARMAN     CALGARY ALBERTA
 
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