dismantlethemachineBy Anna Von Reitz

You have elected all these jokers in good faith, assuming that you were electing them to public office. They have occupied similarly named private corporate offices instead, and left the public offices vacant.

Read the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA) and the International Organizations Immunity Act (IOIA) for blatant proof of what they have done.

You thought you elected Fiduciary Deputies to conduct your business in Congress, but no, they redefined their role to be mere “representatives”. They then “represented” you any way that padded their pockets and boosted corporate profits.

See their Amendment to their phony corporate “Constitution” published in 1868 that changes the accountability of “US Senators” making them only accountable to their peers in Congress. Being a Senator is as close to being “king” as it gets. They can’t be recalled by the people who elected them. And you have allowed all this crap, because frankly, you and your parents and grandparents have been asleep at the wheel.

You have believed that the “federal government” was your government, but in fact, it has always been a foreign service vendor operated by British Subjects here on our shores to provide “essential governmental services”. Read Article IV of The Constitution.

Go back and read the actual founding documents — the Definitive Treaty of Peace, Paris, 1783 spells it out. There are two populations in this country and there always have been: “free, sovereign, and independent people of the United States” and the British Subject “inhabitants” loyal to the King, here on our shores to provide “essential government services”.

The same treaty reveals that King George III remained the acknowledged “prince” and Arch-Treasurer of the United States after the Revolution.

That thing in Washington, District of Columbia, is not your government and it never has been. It is a foreign, self-interested— and since 1868— incorporated entity that is in the business of providing governmental services under contract. Period.

It’s the governmental services equivalent of Exxon.

Your states of the Union were its original customers. They agreed to receive and pay for nineteen strictly enumerated services spelled out in The Constitution—-all of them carried out in the international jurisdiction of the sea.

But, corporations being corporations, they’ve drummed up business however they saw fit, often via extortion (IRS) and racketeering (Social Security, Obamacare, etc.) and theft (BLM).

The agents of the “federal corporation” routinely lie to you and tell you that you have to buy something or pay something or take some action (like signing up for Social Security) because it is a “government mandate” and you are stupid enough to go along with this, so they continue to get away with it.

They routinely criminalize normal activities of common right, like traveling from Point A to Point B or getting married, so that they can charge you for “licenses” and “regulate” your private business as “commerce”. They consider all “United States Citizens” their slaves and all “citizens of the United States” are defined as criminals.

Read the 13th and 14th Amendments of their bogus corporate “Constitution” more carefully and you will see what has gone on.

In their 13th Amendment they abolished slavery—- except for criminals. In the 14th Amendment of their filthy look-alike, sound-alike corporate charter document, they made all “citizens of the United States” criminals. By definition. And then they have contrived to define all of us as “citizens of the United States” by any means fair or foul.

We have played unwitting host to the most vile, venal, oppressive, out of control crime syndicate in the history of the world, and we have mistakenly thought that this THING was our own dear government and paddled along like good little ducks, acting in good faith, doing whatever we were told.

Imagine that you are a magazine publisher and you can order 390 million people to buy three subscriptions or six subscriptions or a dozen subscriptions each….and the limit of this abuse is only what the victims will tolerate?

That’s what you have going on in Washington, DC, but it is actually much, much worse than that.

These vermin have gotten away with their abusive profit-hunting for so long, that they have promoted violence and piracy and criminality throughout the world.

These people are all British Subjects and they are commandeered as such —literally press-ganged and falsely identified as British Subjects— the moment they take an oath of office or accept a federal job or are herded like sheep and coerced under false pretenses into accepting a “Social Security Number”.

These British cons have hidden behind our skirts and used us as front men to carry out their dirty work, so that the Americans are being blamed for it all.

This is what comes from allowing foreign governments (both British and since WWII, French) to “share” your country’s international jurisdiction and to dictate your trade policy and issue your money and wipe your butts for you.

There are two main (and many subsidiary) federal corporations providing you and their franchises operated as fake “states of states” with “governmental services”.

The IMF has operated the UNITED STATES, INC. on our shores and that vicious fraud machine has finally been bankrupted and forced into liquidation. The FEDERAL RESERVE has operated THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC., and it has been forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

So now we have Jacob Rothschild here promoting the NEW REPUBLIC, INC., as a replacement for these “governmental services corporations” and the UN Corporation, not the actual United Nations, is shipping in blue-helmeted commercial mercenaries from around the world to keep the peace while these despicable corporations are dismantled and taken down and their assets returned to their creditors.

The Big Problem has been that the Priority Creditors of these vicious crime syndicates have been absent from the table. Nobody has raised their hand or made a “Peep!” in behalf of the actual American nation-states and the living American people who have been the prime victims of all this chicanery, nor have they spoken up for the equally defrauded people of the UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, and so on and on.

Instead, we and our assets have remained on the table as the Feast prepared by the Evil Ones for their Secondary Creditors— the banks and foreign investors they have defrauded in our names without our knowledge or consent— at the same time they have been robbing and defrauding us.

Which is why I, and numerous others, have labored for many years to bring forward the claims of the American States and people. We saw the crap the rats pulled during the bankruptcy of the United States of America, Inc. and we haven’t sat on our thumbs for another round of it. Instead, we have spent twenty-plus years of our lives documenting the debts owed by these corporations to the actual, factual states and people.

Is this going to cause dismay and disruption? Will it require an armed invasion of Washington, DC?   If so, we should be standing shoulder to shoulder with the “Blue Hats” and helping them flush the sewers of the Beltline, not shooting at them—-but to be honest, we don’t have a dog in this fight.

These corporations are not—repeat, NOT— our government. They never have been. Both the UNITED STATES and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are just foreign, corporate vendors of governmental services gone horribly wrong.

Our interests are best served by flying our own peacetime Civil Flag (vertical stripes, blue stars) or a simple white truce flag, and minding our own business while the odious debts accrued against us and other nations are wiped away and the criminals are removed.

And, most importantly, we need to wake the @$@$@ up.

There is no reason for Britain or France or any other foreign interest to control such vital functions of our government as the issuance of our money or dictate our international trade policies or command the deployment of our Armed Forces under color of law.

It’s time to renegotiate the contracts, i.e., treaties, to correct this situation and to reorganize our own thinking and assumptions to deal with the truth.

Now that you know the factual and long-standing truth— that the organization operating “as” your government isn’t actually your government and that it is a foreign, self-interested commercial corporation that has not functioned as it is obligated to function—you can get on with the business of operating the government that you are owed: a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Our rights and property, which we hold dear, are not being wrested from us by any foreign invasion. They can, however, be lost if we fail to step to the plate and do the job of self-governance mandated by our actual Constitution.

For months now, I have been telling people Coast to Coast to organize their local county governments and to operate as unincorporated associations, because the moment you incorporate anything you remove it from the land jurisdiction and place it (and its operations) under the Law of the Sea and in the international jurisdiction of the sea.

Can the land be represented by the sea?

I think not.

All these incorporated counties and “states of states” are operating in a foreign and improper jurisdiction. They have all been seduced by federal corporation racketeering kickbacks called “federal block grants” and have been taken over by the criminally mis-administered federal corporation(s) and run as franchises, just like Dairy Queen franchises.

The only actual, true, legitimate government standing on the land jurisdiction of this entire country is vested in me and you and the unincorporated organizations that we operate on the land jurisdiction—- the actual county government and the actual state government owed to us is of the people, for the people and by the people, not of the corporation, by the corporation and for the corporation.

So it is imperative that while the international community deals with the bankrupt and criminal corporations that have been operating out of the District of Columbia— and with the British and French governments which are responsible for those corporate miscreants– that we, the American people, do our own dusting and cleaning.

The Colorado State is not the State of Colorado.

The Colorado State is the lawful business agent of the Colorado Nation and its people. The State of Colorado is a franchise of a bankrupt foreign corporation.

Now that we have all that sorted out — please understand that we don’t have a dog in the fight that is coming to Washington, DC. Please also be aware that you and your property interests have been properly and faithfully protected.

You need to understand that you are an American state national— one of the peaceful, honest people of America—not a war-mongering British Subject called a “United States Citizen” or “citizen of the United States” bent on piracy and promotion of corporate colonialism.

If what you want is your country back in your control, with all its peace and property intact, all its constitutional guarantees being honored, then it is time to take the following actions: (1) Record your “Expatriation Act” formally stating that you are a peaceful American State National reclaiming your birthright political status; (2) Organize your local Jural Assemblies; (3) Elect your local government officers— judges, sheriffs, assembly men, etc. — to operate the land jurisdiction government owed to you; (4) Pay no attention to what happens to the federal corporation(s) or to the incorporated counties or states of states.

These things aren’t your government. They are actually none of your concern. They are just foreign corporations like Target here to provide governmental services to your States, and so long as you have sense enough to realize that that is what they are and maintain your identity as an American State National, not a “US citizen” of any stripe, all will be well with you and yours and the country you love.

Jacob Rothschild is making an offer to buy these bankrupt corporate entities and boot up a new organization calling itself the New Republic. This is calculated to maintain some infrastructure and keep the peace— but now that you know the truth, you will realize that the “New Republic” is just a re-branding and new management for the whole federal corporate apparatus, and is not your actual government at all. It’s just a new “governmental services corporation” coming on board — and it does not have a contract. It is just offering its services and temporarily providing them.

As with any consumer contract, you aren’t under any obligation and neither are your States, beyond paying for actual stipulated services received on a month-by-month basis.

It will be up to you and your properly elected and actual Fiduciary Deputies to determine whether or not the New Republic gets the service contract and it will also be up to you to operate your own land jurisdiction government quite above and separate from their activities undertaken in behalf of actual British Subjects who are legitimately “United States Citizens” and in pursuit of their duties under The Constitution—-the actual one.

It will also be up to you and your actual Fiduciary Deputies whether or not the current oddball arrangement in which foreign corporations get to dictate your foreign policy, your trade policy, issue your national currency, and perform other vital functions that a mature nation should undertake for itself—endures. It has obviously not worked for us and has caused great damage to other nations, so its continuance is not— in my opinion—desirable for us or anyone else.

We have indeed “spawned a new nation” in the words of Benjamin Franklin. It’s time for us to take our place among the nations as a fully functioning part of the world community, instead of playing the role of the Infant Terrible, being jerked around by foreign interests and used and abused to in turn use and abuse other nations.

The British and since WWII the French Governments have used the American people as bullies and commercial mercenaries and have done so in Breach of Trust. They have plundered our assets and mischaracterized us as British Subjects and hypothecated debt against our assets and made false claims against us. They have undermined our lawful government on the land and used legal chicanery as an excuse not to honor their obligations to us in the international jurisdiction of the sea.

Britain, like Cronos, the Father of the Titans, has attempted to eat all its colonial “children” and France has been seduced by the lure of easy money and power to follow suit. Their criminal mis-administration of their faithful, if gullible, Allies stands as a grim warning to the entire world regarding the dangers of letting any incorporated profit-motivated entity provide governmental services.

And now we come to the end of this saga.

The New Republic is just the latest re-branding and new management ploy of the same old perpetrators and though it may be better managed than the old federal corporation, it is what it is, and it is NOT your government, not your Republic—-which you are owed.

In order to enjoy the blessing of your Republic, you have to get off your butts —and thanks to British chicanery— reclaim your birthright political status as American State Nationals: Coloradans, Virginians, Texans, etc. Having made that choice very clear, you need to organize your own local Jural Assemblies and elect your own local American Common Law court officers and local county government officials to run the counties owed the land jurisdiction of this country.

The only way to have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is to accept the responsibility of self-governance. You cannot just “hire” someone to do it for you.

The United Nations and the Vatican Chancery and the Pope and the other governments involved in this fiasco and Jacob Rothschild and the Bank of International Settlements have all been given plenty of Due Process Notice regarding this whole circumstance.

They have Cause to Know that literally billions of innocent people— not only Americans, but Brits and Canadians and Aussies and Japanese and French and Germans and Indians and……have been victimized by this criminality in Breach of Trust and contract.

They have Cause to Know who the actual Priority Creditors of these criminal corporations are.   Competent Fiduciaries and Witnesses have informed the Heads of State and the Central Banks and the Divine Trust officials.

Your claims and the claims of your states of the Union have been properly brought forward and your assets have been re-conveyed to the land jurisdiction where they are owed every jot of the original and actual Constitution—and where they stand under the protection of the Spanish King and are not subject to any self-serving “presumptions” by Queen Bess in international jurisdiction.

Slowly, but surely, the same machinery that was abused to press-gang and defraud the living people to enrich the governmental services corporations is being employed and brought to bear to liquidate the offending corporations. That they are being dismantled and their assets seized and re-distributed to their creditors should be a cause of rejoicing and not any cause for bloodshed, strife, or even unrest.

As the Priority Creditors of all these various corporations the American States and the American People are in the cat-bird seat and have proposed both ways and means to provide for peaceable settlement that puts the power of the purse back where it belongs—- in the hands of individual people and unincorporated government structures operating in the best interests of the Public Good.

So, as far as the Blue Hats are concerned—-don’t be overly alarmed. Some elements of the old governmental services corporations may have to be removed. There may be mass confusion. Jacob Rothschild may be tempted to try to usurp position and pull another sleight of hand by pretending that his “New Republic” is your actual lawful government—-but as long as you know the truth and do your part to assemble your unincorporated land jurisdiction government, any action against you and your efforts would be instantly recognized as more corporate fraud.

The Central Bank and Government of France does not want to be accused of willful commercial fraud. They are already in enough trouble for their failure to maintain oversight on the IMF and its operations on our shores as the UNITED STATES, INC. Ditto the Central Bank and Government of England and the Central Bank and Government of Westminster.

So, no worries. Just work to do. And a better, more clear-eyed vision of the future and the world and your own role and responsibility in it. If you see UN Troops move into Washington, DC—–yawn and go about your business. It’s not your concern. It’s not your government. The “UNITED STATES” they are liquidating is just a corrupt and evil and bankrupt foreign commercial corporation being liquidated for cause.

It has nothing whatsoever to do with American State Nationals peacefully residing on the land.

Your own government resides within you and among you and in the organizations you create and operate on a local level –your own counties and states owed the land jurisdiction of this country.

Bottom line—- We, the People, have no dog in this fight and don’t be stupid enough to make a fight where there is none.

Let Lord Rothschild earn his money and clean up the mess his Government created. And keep an eye on the crooks so that you don’t ever get defrauded and mischaracterized again.


The Big One – 20 years of work filed in your behalf

dismantlethemachineby Anna Von Reitz

Yesterday I filed the Big One, the Summation of over twenty (20) years work in behalf of the actual American states owed the land jurisdiction of this country and the living people of the 50 States United. Of course, with something this long in the making, there is a lot of remembering involved and a lot of focus required, so forgive me if I am brief with this announcement. I am very tired.

We, the living American People who claim our birthright political standing as American State Nationals—- Texans, Virginians, Ohioans, Wisconsinites, and so on— and who have moved back to the land jurisdiction of our native land, are the beneficiaries of our estates.  Those who additionally act as Fiduciaries in behalf of our states on the land are American State Citizens, obligated by oath and honor to act in the best interests of all and to meet The Prudent Man Standard in all those actions we undertake.

For many who have grown up listening to a constant litany of “National Debt” news, it may come as a great surprise to learn that you are, as American State Nationals, not in debt.  You are by far the richest people on Earth.

In fact, you and your States are the Priority Creditors of the entire world.

The debt that the rest of the world has owed us has been so insurmountable that it has served to quash business and growth, spawned a huge black market in counterfeit currencies and “derivatives”, and caused unnecessary suffering that needs to end.  So, in our own right and in your names, we’ve have moved to end it.

As your servants and as “Prudent Men” we have requested a worldwide accounting and set off of debts, meaning that our debts to other nations are to be set off against their debts to us.  What remains as “insurmountable debt” owing will be forgiven—written off, so that everyone can have a clean start.

This is being done to regenerate hope and economic freedom and to prevent any necessity of war or undue suffering.  It is well-within our ability and in our best interests to do this.

Our fortunes are so vast that it doesn’t even matter.

We are the beneficiaries of approximately 185,000 of the richest corporations on Earth, approximately 10,000 state of, county of, and municipal corporations in this country, and corporations like CANADA and AUSTRALIA that “own” entire countries, together with all their corporations under them.

Quite literally, we little pea-pickers and Indians have inherited the Earth.

Now what to do with it?  For starters, everyone needs a living stipend to make life possible for many in the Third World and make it bearable for others, even here in America.  So our proposal is that every man, woman, and child receive an individual payment equivalent in local currency to $2000 per month as an independent living stipend on top of whatever other income they may have.

This will end abject poverty throughout the world and make life bearable for many who are now suffering needlessly.

We have also proposed that each one receive the equivalent in local currency of $1000 per month in a savings/investment account that they can use to invest for their own future.

These funds are directed to be paid individually with no strings, no middlemen, no governments involved.  Just a straight one-to-one transaction from the World Heritage Fund and the World Investment Fund to each one of you.

For many this will all just be pleasant “extra”, but for others it is the difference between life and death, starvation and a good future.

There will also be plenty of money for infrastructure investments, for re-booting the government we are owed, and for all the tasks which face this planet and our nation among all the nations of the world.

Britain, France, and other nations have tried to obscure the truth of the American States and mischaracterize and misrepresent and fool the American People, so as to set up a false claim that we all “voluntarily” chose to serve as “United States Citizens” or “citizens of the United States” and that our States of the Union were “civilly dead”—– but as we and everyone else now knows, that is nothing but a self-interested lie promoted by foreign interests seeking to avoid their own debts and hoping to come in as Secondary Creditors and bring false claims of “abandonment” in commerce.

Those actions have been forestalled by the fifty (50) State Liens recorded as Non-UCC liens and by two subsequent actions which collect the National Debt and re-convey the assets of the actual States to the land jurisdiction.

It’s done.  It’s over.  It’s on the record.

Much too everyone’s surprise, the Sleeping Giant woke up at its own funeral and yawned and said, “Fie, fei, foe, fum!”

Get your motors running.  Inform the Vatican.  Inform the Kremlin.  Inform Beijing. The Republic States are alive and well and so are the American People.

Contrary to what you’ve been told, we are not the “United States”.  We don’t have a $19 trillion-plus National Debt.

We have a $19 trillion-plus National Credit.  And that’s not all.

We are the majority shareholders in virtually everything big enough to spit at from here to Damascus. We are owed 150 years worth of back rent, the entirety of the 1930’s bankruptcy fraud, and so much more…….that at the end of the day, the only real question is—- can we all imagine a better world?

A much, much better world?

Farm Aid 2016: A Revolution In Food And Farming Is Brewing


By Brandon Turbeville

The 31st Farm Aid benefit concert opened with a press conference made up of individuals from a number of different areas. Notably, the performers – Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Lukas Nelson, Jamey Johnson, John Mellencamp – joined farmers, activists, and Farm Aid representatives on stage to tell their stories and announce why the concert was being held and the types of projects and results the organization has seen in the past and hopes to see in the future.

The press conference began with words from Dorothy McAuliffe, the first lady of Virginia. When Willie Nelson was asked about the 31st hallmark of what should never have been necessary in the first place, Nelson characteristically responded with a short and chill line: “We’re glad to be anywhere thirty one times.”

John Mellencamp took the mic as well and stated that he is constantly surprised when he tells people he is off to go do the Farm Aid concert and is asked “You guys still doin’ that?” He says he always responds with a question: “You guys still eatin’?”

But it was Neil Young who stole the show at the conference. Young did not simply make a few comments and pass the mic, he addressed the corporate control over food and the recent merger between Bayer and Monsanto. He also sharply criticized Barack Obama.

We have just begun. This is a revolution. And we will look back on this one way or the other in ten or fifteen years and see what folks like this are doing. We recently have seen giant corporations that are selling for billions and billions of dollars that are joining together and we heard just a few minutes ago about how somebody was eating bad food and got sick and had to take a lot of drugs and now they are eating good food and are starting to not take so many drugs. And you have to notice that one of the biggest drug companies on the planet and one of the largest pesticide providers on the planet, Monsanto and Bayer, have just joined together. And if our government lets them do this and we can’t stop it with the regulatory laws then we’re going to have them working together. And this is what you’re up against. This is a huge thing. That’s why you really are heroes. Because these are huge corporations and they don’t want you to give your food to the people. They want to give you their seeds and they want to control you. And they want to sell the food that has been degraded. And they want to sell it – and drugs – at the prices that allow these giant corporations to support each other. It’s so big that you can hardly see it. People don’t really believe that this is really happening. But it is happening and our politicians and our government, especially our president, is behind it. And it is something that needs to be addressed at our level where people can do things for themselves, where people take back their own rights. You have a right to the land. You can grow your own food.

There’s another video coming up with someone in it who is so happy just to be growing food in their neighborhood. And it’s a beautiful thing. These people are empowered because they’ve made it possible to feed their own families with food that they grew like their grandma’s did. And we can’t lose that. This is the critical part. These are revolutionaries, these people. This is a huge thing. It’s just starting to take hold. So, you know, try to make sure when you buy your food you’re supporting these kind of people, that you’re not buying from the corporations, that you’re not buying these huge loads of food that come in from God knows where in giant metal boxes and everything. Do not do that if you can figure out how to stop it. Support your friends and support the land and support the people that want to care for the land. The revolution starts with us. It starts with you and it starts with people like this.

Later, when on stage toward the end of the concert, Young reiterated similar sentiment stating that we are witnessing a revolution brewing. Before beginning “Harvest Moon,” Young pointed out a shirt in the audience, saying “I like that shirt. That shirt says ‘Fuck Monsanto! Fuck it.”

The press conference also heard from a number of farmers, co-op owners and food facilitators. Robin Robbins, Roger Garrett, and Cindy Laws of Appalachian Food spoke about the challenges rural Appalachia and the ways they are revolutionizing not only the food supply but the economy by cooperation and growing their own food.

Dr. Miranda Trent and Jackie Martin spoke about the epidemic of health problems such as obesity (as well as many others) in minority communities and how many of these health issues were related to eating habits. Dr. Trent has used diet to control, reverse, or cure many of these health issues. One patient, Ronnette Hill, is a perfect example. Ronnette came to Dr. Trent in ill health and taking nine different medications. After a short time of changing her diet, she was down to six medications. Today, she is on zero medications. Another one of Dr. Trent’s patients lost 138 lbs. while another was cured of diabetes. All these changes were related to dietary changes.

One grower was known by the name of Ms. Mary, (Ms. Mary Morgan) of the Washington, D.C. inner city. Ms. Mary is using her small yard as a de facto community garden not only for the benefit of the health of herself and her community but also as the epicenter of community pride and a beacon of cooperation. Together with Summayah Muhammad, Bo Morgan, Mushin Boeluther Umar and Xavier Brown, Ms. Mary is providing an oasis in the middle of the urban D.C. wasteland. Ms. Mary is confined to a wheel chair but she still tends to her garden every day by way of a special path constructed for her. They plan to soon make her garden more accessible by chair so that others who are wheelchair bound can help tend to the garden as well. During this segment of the conference, Brown pointed out that, in urban areas, it is extremely difficult to produce local food yourself and that difficulty is compounded by the fact that developer who want to see a condo built on every corner and who view every green space as wasted space.

John Mellencamp discussed the gradual decline of American agriculture and how gradual changes are so dangerous since people don’t tend to recognize them as they are happening. He told the story of how, in his twenties, he began to notice the disappearance of family farms, business, and towns but didn’t know why it was happening. After talking with Willie Nelson, Willie told him to follow the family farms and he would find out where everything else went.

Jamey Johnson pointed out another more insidious feature of the recent Bayer/Monsanto merger when he said that the better his quality of food, the less he has to rely on Bayer for drugs to counter the illnesses he contracts after a poor diet. Dave Matthews said something similar when he said that Monsanto wanted to poison the food supply and the environment because the bottom line is all that matters to these corporations. They will make more money by doing this, Matthews said, and, when sickness becomes a way of life, they stand to gain even more money.

Sturgill Simpson, when he was asked why he chose to take part in Farm Aid, stated “I’m not going to sit up here and pretend to be an expert on farming but I do know what it’s like to be part of a community where families are wondering how they are going to make ends meet.”

While the event was a mixture of optimism for a growing revolution and a recognition of just how big this attack on the American food supply is, the Executive Director of Farm Aid announced that the organization has witnessed a 106% increase in distress calls by farmers over this past summer. She then went on to read Farm Aid’s official statement calling for farmers to be given a fair price for their products.

Aside from a number of organizations, demonstrations, educational talks, and vendors outside the actual amphitheater that ranged from anti-GMO groups, environmental organizations, and farming institutions, the event contained hours of eclectic and powerful performances from the likes of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Sturgill Simpson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young with Promise of the Real, and Willie Nelson.

Abolish Police & the State – The Ideas That Will Replace Them

By Joshua Scott Hotchkin

Accountability Is Futile
The Police State Is Slavery – Abolition, Not Reform, Is the Only Solution

In this article I will discuss the emerging paradigms that will replace these institutions while granting the individual more freedoms and liberties than the state while also increasing social harmony among individuals and as a whole for humanity. We can break these down into two categories, ideology and technology.


Rights- Many believe that governments and their enforcement agencies are necessary to protect our ‘rights’. The assumption that we have rights and that they need protected becomes the justification for the existence of these institutions. But we must ask ourselves, what is a right? Do these rights exist external to human ideas about them? If so, where do they come from? How? Why? What is the ontological source of an objective ‘right’?

The idea of rights is merely a human concept with no analogue in nature. Rights do not exist outside of our belief in them. Just as government is not a part of nature, but a human construct. As I recently explained to someone asking me what I thought about a limited government that exists only to uphold rights…

There cannot be a limited government. If you study systems analysis you will find that any entity, even an abstract one like a business or the state, has some intrinsic properties. The desire for growth, chief among them. Systems which do not experience growth will eventually stagnate, decline and fail. So every system has an innate drive to create growth by consuming more of the resources than other systems. Limited government is not a possibility. It is a fairy tale. It is the happy dragon who lives in our closet and tells funny stories but never ever does dragon-things like breath fire at us or eat babies.

Now consider that, at best, government was a necessary evolutionary structure meant to get us through the industrial era. We are rapidly leaving that era. The new era will produce information structures that replace it. Government will soon be your mom’s basement and humanity will be working part time at a call center and playing WOW all the time (metaphorically) if we do not take the scary risk and go out as individuals.

Those rights you discussed, those are the house rules you grew up with. But they are not an objective constant of the world at large. There are no rights. Those were boundaries for learning social interactions, like bumper lanes are for learning to bowl without bumper lanes.

Rights exist only as a myth used by the State to justify their existence. And who is the first to deny those rights when it limits its own growth? The State.

It is therefore the case that the concept of rights is not an ideological device intended to grant you freedoms and liberties, but to empower systems and institutions which limit them. Rights necessitate the threat of aggression in order to exist. Yet that aggression negates their existence. Forced behavior is meaningless. Civilization is meaningless if it relies on games of barbaric aggression. Building a meaningful civilization requires that we place expectations not on others, but on ourselves. Only when interactions are voluntary are they meaningful in and of themselves. Rather than adopting disciplines to control others, we should focus more on those which bring us self control. If deviant human behavior (crime) is the disease, then we should treat the disease itself in the individual by replacing it with a healthy worldview and self-discipline. The idea of rights is a misleading ideology that causes us to ignore the disease and stay focused on treating the symptoms.

I propose the following idea as a starting point for such self-discipline:


Safety- The next fallacy used to support police and the State is that they keep us safe. This idea is patently absurd. Police do not prevent crimes, they show up after like an ambulance chaser in order to profit from them. The number of crimes prevented by police is a statistical anomaly compared to the number of crimes committed by them. Not only do they not prevent crime, they do not deter it. Worse, they prevent natural consequences for crimes, that help to embolden criminals. As if that were not enough, police (and the State) create crime by inventing new categories of criminality, and also by creating a cycle of criminal behavior in individuals who get caught in their system.

The truth about safety is that it does not exist. You are not safe. You live in a reality in which everything from microscopic phenomena to cosmic events (and everything in between) may injure or kill you at any time. Nothing can ever guarantee your safety. Unfortunately, most people cannot (yet) face our uncertainty with courage and maturity. And so it becomes a source of fear, which itself becomes the source of paranoia and all manner of neurotic thinking and behaviors. They then try to rationalize that, because danger to their physical selves exists, attempts to avoid or stop those dangers are a practical necessity of our existence. However, that is delusional thinking, since danger cannot be prevented. The State and its enforcement agencies do not eradicate the basic fact that we are always in peril, they just add another danger. Only instead of just being a danger to only our quantity of existence (survival), they become a danger to our quality of existence (freedom/liberty). The fact that these systems may prevent some small modicum of crime does not make up for the fact that they create a large portion of oppression.

The cult of survivalism has become an increasing problem. When we reduce our lives to mere physical objects seeking continuity, we sacrifice meaning and purpose for function; and in doing so our lives become meaningless and without purpose. Survival alone has no merit. Existence is given meaning by the content of its being, not the length. Once you accept that you will never be safe, that your life could end at any moment, you can release yourself from the shackles of fear and focus on value to your life. Safety is not just a myth, it is a dangerous one that robs us of truly living. Embrace your death, it is inevitable. Only in doing so will you ever truly be alive.

Non-materialist Science– I suspect that the reason we reduce ourselves to objects has to do with many assumptions and dogmas in our ideologies. Science has taken on some critically erroneous ideas about reality and those ideas have leaked into our cultural consciousness and become the premise for new belief systems sometimes called physicalism or materialism. Those beliefs state that only the physical world really exists and that our conscious and subjective perception of it is false, illusory or meaningless. Yet those assumptions have no rational basis. Those ideas are becoming increasingly under fire by a new generation of scientists who are beginning to demonstrate the falsehood of those beliefs while implying that the nature of our existence/reality is based in consciousness, not physicality. Check out these videos to understand the problems of materialism and to see the brilliant thinking that will soon make physicalism/materialism look like the belief in geocentrism.

You are probably wondering what this has to do with abolishing police, so let me explain. First of all, understanding our reality can be helpful in decloaking ourselves from the existential angst and fear we suffer from, which in turn causes us to seek desperate solutions to problems that may in fact not even be problems at all. Only when you view your physical survival as the whole of your existence do you become willing to accept restrictions to protect it. However, when the doorway of death becomes less frightening, fear has no power over you, then you can instead live with purpose, not just continuity.

Secondly, if reality is a product of consciousness, then it is entirely possible that consciousness can change reality. The assumption that police and the State are necessary is based on an invalid belief that human deviance is an objective constant that will always be with us. Yet if our consciousness is primal to our existence, and not physical constants or laws of nature, then we may be able to eradicate deviancy where it begins- in the human mind. This could be accomplished without invasive acts against individuals. Merely gaining a greater understanding of our existence could eradicate the cognitive dissonance that manifests deviant behaviors. In short, perhaps crime is related to an illness, an illness caused by the nihilism suggested by models of reality predicated on materialist dogmas.

If, as Bernardo Kastrup implies, our physical reality resides in consciousness and not the other way around; then any problems we face should be addressed as issues of consciousness, and not the objects found within it.

What we consider possible is based on limitations imposed by our beliefs. Non-materialist science is advancing our beliefs and will soon show the limitations of humanity to be imposed, not inherent. The future is unwritten.

I suspect that the reason we have come to place so much trust in scientific reasoning, to the point of culturally absorbing its assumptions and dogmas is because we credit it with being the source of the technologies that enhance our lives. While science and technology certainly go hand in hand, we have mistakenly come to believe that technology is a product of science. Technology precedes science by millions of years, and even our own species. Technology is not a scientific outcome, but an adaptive tool of evolution. And modern technology more often than not has its origins in the arts. The device you are reading this article on was first conjured up in literature, film and other mediums. Science merely adapted these inventions from theoretical outcomes to products. Science without art is a laboratory full of equipment and assistants that have nothing to hypothesize, test, theorize, and formulate into practical knowledge.

You might even view this very article as a piece of art from which new technologies could possibly emerge.


Much of our deviant behavior has historically been based on practical issues that arise from limitations in nature and social systems. But what if we were to remove those limitations?

Non-Scarcity & Automation– Scarcity is the recognition that there are natural limits on resources and labor. If not of abundance, then in distribution and control. Because of scarcity we are forced to compete for resources and labor (both as workers and employers) in order to survive and prosper. What would happen, then, if we were to remove those natural limits?

Today if you want an apple you either have to find an apple tree or someone who has a supply chain leading back to an apple tree. There are only so many apple trees so if you are not near one you must hope that somebody has figured out how to get one or more of the limited amount of apples in existence closer to you, without having incurred more expense in doing so than they could recover and profit (experience natural systematic growth) from in distributing them at a price (a correlate value) that apple consumers deem acceptable.

This is the idea that agrarian and then industrial economics were based upon. While the model above resembles ‘capitalism’ in its pure (but certainly not practiced, thanks to the State and its enforcers) form, you only have to change a few words to derive socialism, communism or any other economic political ideology from. The basics remain. Resources and labor are problems to be overcome by centralized systems. Systems like police and the State who must control individuals and their interactions are a consequence. This is often called ‘the greater good’, although it has so far only demonstrated great goodness for the very few in power in some form or another.

If there were an infinite number of possible apples available anywhere at any time, this would not be a problem. This would be simple to accomplish if apple trees did not have a monopoly on apples. It may very soon be the case that they won’t. An apple is more than just an outcome of an apple tree. It is object in reality with the distinctive qualities of apples. Those distinctive qualities have reductive properties in apples and everything else. A coral reef and a chunk of iron can be reduced to these same reductive properties. It is the arrangement of these properties that separates apples, coral reefs and chunks of iron. Yet these properties are present everywhere, all of the time. If we could arrange these infinitely abundant properties into apples at any time or place, then we would not be reliant on apple trees (resources) or limited by their distance/ability to produce (labor). We would have overcome scarcity. And when we overcome scarcity we will overcome the innumerable limitations and hardship it has placed on humanity and its environment. And when we overcome those, those systems that were predicated on those limits and their consequences will become irrelevant. Police and the state are just a product of scarcity, and scarcity is about to disappear from our lexicon of limitations as a species. Soon you will be able to create apples out of thin air using the unlimited free energy all around us.

Clarke’s Three Laws are three “laws” of prediction formulated by the British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. They are:

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  1. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  1. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

As resources become locally available, we will then be able to use them to produce goods where they are needed or desired. The tools by which we will do this have already been in development for quite some time. 3-D printing technology will allow us to create complex objects that once required long supply chains, industrial processes and extensive labor. As we develop even more complex forms of automation and local production, labor itself will become largely a thing of the past, at least in the terms of scarcity in which we know it. Rather than laboring for the objects of necessity, convenience and desire in a competitive manner, we will be able to obtain them cost-free through technological means. And so the structures that supported the old model and were used to redistribute the wealth in ways that created deviant human behaviors that the structures then had to deal with will become irrelevant. Police and the State exist as tools for redistribution of limited wealth, a consequence of scarcity of resources and labor, from the many to the few. A basis which is about to be destroyed.

Reputation Economics– We sometimes think of technology as a collection of objects. But technology also includes things like language, art, social systems, politics and economics. And these intangible technologies are largely predicated on the limitations of, and those exceeded by, technological objects. So as our tangible technologies overcome the limits of scarcity-based economic technologies, new economic paradigms will emerge.

Scarcity has been the basis for value since the first agrarian societies began trading. Even when we conquer the ability to meet our objective needs, we will still have subjective desires. These desires will be based on a new kind of scarcity- uniqueness. So humans will still create and trade unique objects in the pursuit of happiness. Post-scarcity will not end trade and the economic systems necessitated by trade, it will just radically transform it. Since uniqueness is a quality of the individual, the basis for the new economic system will be derived from the value of the individual.

The value of the individual is known as reputation.

All value has always stemmed from the individual. Currency was just a way of marking that individual’s productive capabilities for means of determining trade potential. Currency is just a highly abstracted version of how that value is derived and represented. Yet the failure of currency is the production and management of currency that has become more valuable than the trade of goods and services it is used to facilitate. Reputation economies will not be based on competitive behaviors seeking markers of wealth. It will strive to create real wealth by directly rewarding the individuals who made it at no cost to others. Because currency is either limited and scarce or meaningless altogether, it means that value must always be transferred from an individual or sets of individuals to others. This creates inequity. A reputation score, on the other hand, will not require a diminishment of the value of others.

A reputation economy will be much like a gift or barter economy. But with the caveat of allowing trade non-locally with strangers who can only determine your value by having a reasonable estimation of your reputation. The reputation economy can already be seen blossoming in areas where open discussion of past trades are allowed. Amazon’s review system or sites like Rate My Professor have already shown us how we will be able to create a reputation score for individuals. The problems to be overcome are just technological, and those too are already under development. While some literalists believe the value of crypto-currency is that it will replace national fiat currencies, they are missing the point. That would be like believing the point of the Internet is pornography, rather than seeing pornography as a tool that spurred the development of the Internet. In much the same ways, the technologies created by crypto-currencies will allow us to create safe networks of encrypted information regarding the reputation of the individual. A reputation score might take the form of an actual number which has been derived from reviews of your past interactions with others. These reviews will be non-tamper-able and subject to arbitration by third parties consented to by reviewers and reviewee in cases of disagreement. Or it may just be a history of those interactions and of your personal characteristics, accomplishments and talents, which can be interpreted by those wishing to determine your value for trade purposes. The point is, nobody knows what a reputation economy is, yet. But we can forecast possibilities based on current human paradigms.

The effect will also be that reputation economies will create natural consequences and deterrents. Those whose values and actions create negative social consequences will suffer low reputations and become economically nonviable. In short, deviant behavior will make you socially irrelevant. There will be no need for police or the state, because the actions of the individual will be rewarded and punished by the underlying source of value- reputation. As it is you can gain, maintain and monopolize power, control and wealth through deviant behavior. The reputation economy will fundamentally change that aspect of our existence. Deviance will be pointless, and as a result, so too will be the police and the state and other systems and institutions we have perhaps misguidedly erected to address deviant human behaviors.

This future I speak of is not just a distant possibility, it is a near-future likelihood. This is why the State and police have become desperate. They must now be the deviants they are supposed to protect us from in order to validate their own existence and insure their survival. The increasing violence of police and the State can be seen as desperate unconscious attempts to avoid their own extinction. The closer we get to abolishing them, the more pronounced their instinct to fight will become. And that instinct is now so great police are often a greater threat than the deviants they exist to address and the State has become a risk to the existence of humanity through increasing escalations of violence on a global scale. So even though the near-future I have predicted is likely, it is not guaranteed. The police/State could destroy us all in its own death knells. All that is needed to avoid that is for enough of us to remove our consent for those institutions. If they had only force to maintain their existence, they would lose in a numbers game. That is why they require consent, because it gives them the numerical advantage. Remove consent and they are powerless. Remove their power and we can be free in ways that no humans before us could ever have imagined. The choice is clear. Abolish the police/state.

Joshua Scott Hotchkin

What Happened to Checks and Balances? —Make the Answer Go Viral

by Anna Von Reitz

I am often asked, mostly by older Americans, “What happened to Checks and Balances?”

For younger readers, let me explain. We were taught that our government depends on the principle of “checks and balances” to function properly. The Founders deliberately set up the State Governments as a “check” — a means to block — Federal Government overreaches, and keep the whole machinery of government “balanced”.

Both the concept of “checks and balances” and the reality of it has faded away and all levels of government —county, state, and federal—have increasingly become rubber stamps for each other. Why?

The short answer is federal corporation racketeering kickbacks, otherwise known as “block grants”.

Beginning in the 1930’s the Rockefeller-sponsored Council of State Governments began advocating “federal revenue sharing”—- a euphemism for state governments receiving a portion of federal corporation profits in exchange for doing whatever the federal corporation bosses wanted the state governments to do.

Eventually, the then-existing state governments were led along bread crumb by bread crumb to compromise their very structure and being and to allow themselves to be incorporated as mere franchises of the federal corporation. Just like Dairy Queen franchises they were then obligated to follow along in lock-step, promote the brand, wear the colors and do everything according to federal regulation and statute.

So, as a reality, the state governments were bribed into submission and the federal corporation bosses gained a strangle-hold on their operations.

By 1966 all the various organizations operating as state governments had taken the bait. They were obligated to continue in this quasi- federal satellite status as a quid pro quo requirement of receiving federal block grants and quickly became dependent on the hand-outs. They also lost all credibility as governments of the people, by the people, or for the people and slid headlong into being governments of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations—-at the expense of the people these institutions are supposed to serve.

As time went on the corruption grew, and the more corrupt the state governments became, the more federal “candy” they received and the more adept at racketeering they became in their own right. In California the California Franchise Tax Board reared its ugly head, and elsewhere, in Nevada and Delaware, the race was on to promote business by passing “laws” that gave corporations even more power and less liability. Perhaps most important of all, whatever “Daddy” in DC wanted, he and his agencies got, no questions asked.

Fortunately for us, when these original state government organizations decided to cross the line and incorporate as franchises of the federal corporation, they ceased to have any actual standing as a sovereign government and became private corporate enterprises in the business of providing governmental services. Also, once incorporated as federal franchises, they became foreign with respect to us, in the same way that Spain is foreign to Bulgaria.

Unless we really are and voluntarily choose to be “United States Citizens” or “citizens of the United States” they and their statutes have no power over us. All their police departments are peopled by Mall Cops—- private security forces with exactly the same authority as a aisle walker at Walmart. See the Clearfield Doctrine and 22 USC 286 (d).

This means that we are free to act as American State nationals and set up our own lawful government on the land and decide for ourselves whether we want to provide our own governmental services at the state level or hire some other organization to provide state level services. After all, those who decided to incorporate our state governments as federal franchises made that decision only for themselves and in opposition to the requirements of our state governments to retain true checks and balances. They have continued to presume that they have the contract to provide us with state governmental services, but we are not obligated to go along with that presumption.

We can choose another company to mow our lawn or we can do it ourselves. They are in the position of service vendors and they can be fired without the niceties of an election.

Neither of the federal corporations doing business as the UNITED STATES (IMF) or THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (FEDERAL RESERVE) want us to realize these facts, but facts they remain.

By objecting to their presumption that we are “United States Citizens” or “citizens of the United States” and by recording our Acts of Expatriation asserting our birthright political status as Virginians, Ohioans, Californians, etc., owing our allegiance to the land and soil of our birth, we serve Notice that we are not playing their corporate game and that they are merely here under contract to provide services to us. We also serve Notice that our actual states operating on the land jurisdiction— the Wisconsin State, Virginia Commonwealth, and so on– are alive and well and populated with living, breathing Americans.

These states, the states standing firmly on the land, are the states meant to represent the people of this country—-not some foreign corporation franchises merely calling themselves the “State of Washington” or the “STATE OF ALABAMA” surviving on kickbacks from parent corporations in DC.

The unincorporated states on the land, like the Missouri State, are the missing links that need to be inserted back into the picture to establish and maintain checks and balances and return our government to its intended mode of operation, with the state governments being largely independent of the federal government’s corporate policies and exercising a wide latitude of control over their own affairs.

In recent years the federal corporation(s) have even reached down into the county level and by the hundreds county government organizations have joined in the “federal block grant” kickback scheme. They have incorporated as “franchises of the state franchises”, and like the “STATE OF IOWA” the “JACKSON COUNTY” franchises have knowingly or unknowingly surrendered their status as sovereign elements of our lawful government and obligated themselves as corporate franchises to abide by every federal directive.

Finally, these obligations have become to oppressive and so contrary to local needs and sentiments that local people and local county governments are pushing back and pulling away from the federal trough—–and in the process, remembering who they really are and recalling the people they are meant to serve.

Please visit this link to learn more about two such counties and what they have done so far to restore local government of the people, by the people, and for the people:

All over this country the American People and the organizations meant to serve the living people are waking up from the bad dream of Rockefeller’s collectivist corporate government and realizing their mistakes. Either by booting up completely new and separate county government organizations to operate the actual land-based counties under the organic and public law, or by voluntarily liquidating incorporated county franchises and resuming operations as actual American county governments, the move is on.

I remember my Uncle Henry Schnur hearing about federal block grants for the first time, circa 1965. He shook his head and said, “My Lord, people are dumb. Where do they think all this federal money is coming from?”

The answer which was so obvious to him isn’t necessarily obvious to people now, so let me say it in words everyone can understand: all that “federal” money came from us, from you and I. They were robbing Peter to pay Paul, without even bothering to tell Peter about the arrangements they made “in his behalf”.

They stole our identities and incorporated us as “franchises” just as they unlawfully converted our counties and states into corporate franchises and got away with this via a similar names fraud scheme.

The perpetrators then used our good credit and our assets as collateral to borrow against and they employed racketeering methods to force us to pay taxes we never owed. This gave them plenty of money to waste and to spread around in other countries to interfere in their governments and cause trouble and wage wars for profit and to provide “federal block grants” as pay-offs to the state and county government organizations that were supposed to be protecting us from this criminality.

Corporate crooks took over the “federal government” which has been operating as a foreign governmental services corporation since 1877 and they used this as a backdoor means to plunder the good name and credit of the American People via a process of semantic deceit, bribes, and kick backs.

And that is what we are dealing with now, a legacy of deceit, fraud, and odious debt, which can only be dealt with via widespread awareness and public action beginning at the county level and spreading to the state level to restore our actual states and counties on the land and to restore the checks and balances that were undermined by this system of bribes known as “federal block grants.”

This Photo is the Perfect Metaphor for How the Resistance Will be Won


Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times

A photo taken in Santiago, Chile freezes an intense moment between a riot policeman and a protester, capturing the compelling power dynamics at play right in the world at large and revealing how these dynamics will ultimately be defeated.

Worldwide resistance to the destructive paradigm of state/corporate dominion over all life on planet earth is taking many forms, simultaneously happening on many battlefields both macro and micro, both outside and inside of the self.

Many of us understand how power can be and is derived from violence, and how thoroughly the present paradigm has seized upon this script to relentlessly control us. But do we understand the nature of our own power? Do we understand how violence can be overcome without brute force?

The universe is held together and pushed ever-forward by the interplay between opposing forces. This is seen in every sunrise and sunset, and also by looking deeply into any aspect of life. It is happening in this photo, do you see it? In the very moment of this picture, a shift is taking place, something of vast importance that is not announced, only felt.

The false duality of the struggle and conflict in our world is fully exposed right here, laid bare in unspoken truth, communicated in a language more primitive than words. The confrontation is direct and up-close. So close, in fact, there is unity. Moreover, you have the masculine at odds with, yet connected to, the feminine, who is taking control.

You see here the strong against the weak, the big over the small, the dark face-to-face with the light, the old pitted against the young, the vulnerable versus the entrenched and fortified, the organized challenged by chaos. Courage trumping fear.

We are so entrained to see might as right, but you can right here in this photo truth is revealed. Power based on violence is a facade, it is a mask covering fear.

In this photo is proof the facade is cracking, it’s in his eyes. And he represents the entire system. This is the exact moment where fear yields to love, caught on camera in a protest marking the 1973 coup of dictator Augusto Pinochet who was deposed in a long and heart-breaking process of resolve. A righteous resolve which is seen clearly in her face. The self-delusions of the wicked are blown apart with her conviction.

Before human communication became verbal it was primal. The creature to be feared now senses fear himself. He now has a decision to make for he has finally seen an accurate reflection of himself in this young woman. He looks down on her in stature, but his submission is guaranteed.

Final Thoughts

When fully integrated into the still incoherent global resistance movement, the principles revealed in this image will prove invincible against the forces of destruction and inhumanity. They will collapse when they are told to do so.

What more proof do you need that righteous can and will prevail in the end? What more encouragement do you need to never give up?

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”
~ R. Buckminster Fuller