to American Democracy?
By Don Saffell, Prisonersolidarity.org
Aug. 24, 2005
In A People's History of the United States (1492-present),
Howard Zinn writes: "Was all this bloodshed and deceit --
from Columbus to Cortez, Pizarro, the Puritans -- a necessity for
the human race to progress from savagery to civilization?"
However, I ask, if savagery is used
to obtain so-called civilization, would not this so-called civilization
be a nation controlled by the same wealthy, influential people who
are responsible for the savagery? It would be a nation that is controlled
and directed by wealthy savages, who have a modern military and
are willing to commit more savagery in the quest for so-called Democracy
when their positions are in jeopardy!
Aristocrat, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59), proclaimed during his
travels in America that:
"Nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality
All classes meet continually and no naughtiness
at all result from the differences in social position. Everyone
" But he also foresaw the possibility
that these principles of economic equality could be undermined [...].
While he warned against the possible tyranny of the [wealthy] as
a hazard of democracy, he also added that law, religion, and the
press could provide safeguards against democratic despotism.
today's so-called modern Democracy there are the few -- a despotic
cabal -- who currently control America. They control the highest
court in the land. They appoint liberal justices to the Supreme
Court of the United States. If you deprive such a court of Radicals,
Reformers, Independents, and just stock it with Liberals, you can
never get a fair, impartial, well-rounded legal interpretation of
the law, encompassing all sections of society. Instead, the law
is applied by the chosen few.
The Ten Commandments state, "You
shall have no other Gods before me." Yet, the despotic cabal
has used the liberal puppet courts to deprive American citizens
of their right to worship as they choose, wherever they choose,
and however they choose. A child cannot say a prayer in school or
will be suspended. The people are the power, but if the majority
of the people say they have no problem with a plaque citing religious
tenets in a public building, the people are overruled by the despotic
cabal's puppet court, and money and political control becomes the
God of the few, so that religious precepts are destroyed.
You have multi-media outlets throughout
the United States and the Federal Communications Commission has
guidelines forbidding media monopolies. Yet, the Despotic Cabals'
puppet court refuses to enforce the FCC guidelines that forbid media
monopolies, so that the Despotic Cabal can give you the information
it wants, and the information to slant or influence your decisions.
In his autobiography, George Washington
stated that he didn't want to be president. He said that he would
only become president to set up roadblocks against those who would
come after him and wished to destroy American Democracy. He also
stated that controlling the media would be a powerful influence.
Therefore, impartial media today had to be destroyed.
Law, religion and the press provide
safeguards against democratic despotism! In modern-day America,
law is interpreted and applied for the benefit of wealthy, politically
influential few. Religion, or the true precepts of religion, is
non-existent. And impartial media is only a myth, due to monopolistic
control by the same despotic cabal who control our country.
I, a prisoner in a supermax prison,
can see what is happening to our country. Why can't you in the larger
part of the so-called free society see what's going on? Under "The
Patriot Act," I could be labeled a "terrorist" for
writing such an article. My ability to comprehend the modern American
government sets me freer than those in the so-called free society.
Free of mind, free of heart, free!
Don Saffell, #300-412
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44505-4635
Mr. Saffell aspires to be filled with joy. To instill an awakening
in another person's mind, or in that of society, is an unparalleled
and joyous experience for him.
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