Thursday, July 25, 2013

Secession Is Incomplete

I've been here in the bunk, thinking about Governor Perry's proposition to secede from the Union.  In Gandhian Philosophy, we seek to focus upon the big solution first and the pragmatic then sometimes wins out, as with Gandhi's Philosophical Anarchism (the big solution), he then working with the Indian National Congress (the pragmatic).

The big solution with Texas Secession is found in Leo Tolstoy's interpretation of Jesus Christ's Sermon on the Mount:  each bee in the hive of the state conception of life is awakened and simply flies away from the hive on his or her own.  This is the Kingdom that Christ taught, a stateless society driven by the conscience of each individual.  The Kingdom conception, as Tolstoy presents in his book, The Kingdom Of God Is Within You, is a global society of non-states that are conscience driven;  no constitutions, no violence of the state.  There is no need to secede by paperwork in this big conceptual approach.  We all just walk away from participation in government at every level:  "go not to law," "judge not," "condemn not, "render not evil for evil," etc.

The pragmatic is what I've been promoting.  We place candidates up for office who will refuse to take the oath of office if elected.  This draws media to share the story of the larger objective:  the abolition of the state everywhere on earth.  The people are unified to act non-violently, and we all fly away from the hive, as Tolstoy put it.  There is no war in this outcome, for there is no violence (hurt feelings) for the federal government to react upon.

The approach Mr. Kilgore's group supports is a mix of threats to remove propertied relationships between the Federal and the State of Texas.  This will be going to law, in opposition to Jesus Christ's approach to "go not to law."  The outcome will be hurt feelings and possibly cause violent war.  We saw the outcome of secessionist thinking in a little thing called the Civil War.  And in the words of the great teacher, Marvin Gaye:  "War is not the answer."  I jest, but violent war is only exciting to the immature, to those who have not seen combat.

Since Perry has taken the oath of office and has eyes for the White House, every thing he does is suspicious to those who would seek Truth Only as the outcome in the Texas situation.  Red meat secessionism being thrown to the Tea Party from an oath taking guy who is wanting the White House is a bit contradictory.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall see Truth Only/ God.

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

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