Saturday, July 27, 2013

Adam Kokesh

I've been asked to say a few words about Adam Kokesh in the above article.  Adam is seeking to purify the Government with acts of violence (the threat itself is violence from a Gandhian perspective).  He has been accused, as I understand it, of racking rounds into a shotgun in Washington D. C.  He has proposed the marching of 1000 people in D. C. with long guns.

I would not have him arrested, as some suggest;  rather, I would have Mahatma Gandhi's unarmed peace brigades stand physically between the conflicted parties.  These are people trained to die selflessly for Truth and Non-violence as honest brokers of peace.  It is much of what I did with the Mutual Defense Pact back several years ago in the various standoffs that they proposed.

I remember a man with a mobil home in Michigan, who was being told that he could not rewire his home by a town council.  The Mutual Defense Pact, led by Rick Stanley of Colorado, was on a thread's notice to send 600 armed men to aid the man in protecting him from what was perceived as a Marxist attack upon the man's Constitutional rights to his property.

I called the local sheriff to explain the situation, and he got a local pastor to mediate.  The town council, it was found, had no legal standing to exist.  The town council disbanded, and the man was left alone.

As a Gandhian, my plan is to purify the world of governments (the state being the most violent thing on earth) through running candidates on a five point plan.  I have matured in my Gandhian training to a place beyond constitutions or property rights.

A constitution seeks to protect that which is less than Truth Only.  And property in land, while attractive in providing basic resources to the owner, is not the big answer in a world of increasing population and decreasing resources.  This is why we must step beyond the state conception of life.  We must not be static in addressing the changes that are upon us in population and law.

If we do not step away from the state conception of life, we will see wars over interpretations of written documents and cavity searches of ourselves and our wives, sons and daughters at airports for the next thousand years.  The state is unsustainable in a world of peace.

My Five Point Plan if Elected Texas Governor

1)  Swear not/ Do not take oaths (ends the state and all its systems of violence).

2)  Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth (mitigates envy and covetousness and refocusses life on the family and community).

3)  Render not evil for evil (ends war).

4)  Go not to law (ends the legal system).

5)  Judge not, condemn not (ends bigotry, discrimination, the prison system and the death penalty).

Conclusion:  Peace on earth.

Gene Chapman,
Tolstoyan-Gandhian Libertarian Candidate for Texas Governor
(Endorsed by Dr. Noam Chomsky, Intellectual of the Age)