Re: June 28 Sovereignty issue
- Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 by the San Francisco
Citizens of the World, Unite
by Kim Cranston
"As we witness the transfer of sovereignty in Iraq, I wonder what my
father, the late Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif., would have thought
about the situation there.
A few days before he passed away in December 2000, he completed a
book entitled "The Sovereignty Revolution." The book explored ways
humanity can effectively address global challenges, from climate
change to terrorism and genocide. He concluded that our concept of
sovereignty, which is "widely and unwisely thought . . . to mean
only national sovereignty," helped make the 20th century the
bloodiest in history. He argued humanity will not survive the next
century unless we revise our concept of sovereignty to acknowledge
the primacy of the individual and emphasize the importance of
strengthening transnational organizations and international law.
My father didn't live to witness the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001, or
the ensuing war on terrorism. But his book warned of a terrorist
attack on the United States, and specifically named Osama bin Laden
as a possible perpetrator. He believed such horrors are
preventable. "The answer," he wrote, "will likely be found to lie in
adding one more layer of citizenship -- world citizenship -- to the
national and lesser layers among which sovereignty is presently
dispersed. This would at long last enable individuals to act upon
and embrace not only their traditional national citizenship,
patriotism and allegiance, but also their global citizenship, their
planetary patriotism, their allegiance to humanity."
To be sure, my father was not calling for a world government, but
for something far more nuanced. He was calling for "the deliberate
pooling, through democratic processes of consent, of strictly
limited and carefully defined portions of the sovereignty of
individuals so as to obtain what cannot otherwise be had."
Previously commented on:
"Sovereignty in Iraq is a catch phrase, a lot of hot air meaning one
thing and one thing only, Karl Rove and Bush machine stay in power.
American Press is so Orwellian that they cannot just tell you the way
it really is. The way it really is, for Spiritual Science, is that
control over the Iraqi corporate state by the U.S. is not something
that will be withdrawn anytime soon.
Go ahead, tell me about Soverignty, get all warm and fuzzy about
Sovereignty for me. Sovereignty is where the I Am, free of egregorial
and elemental beasties, like briars, that lodged themselves in
Luciferic and Ahrimanic portions of the untransformed soul, can with
self conscious, self correction and esoteric discipline, look at
itself with objectivity.
Sovereignty is having an active conscience that has the mobility to
not be part of the Orders from above and military boyscout training
wheels that allows anti-human actions to betray exactly what Freedom
in the World and freedom for America used to stand for. Sovereignty
is not walking around taking orders from Judaism, Islam or phony
fundamental christian morons who either want Armageddon or revenge.
Sovereignty is putting a line item, line by line cost effective
breakdown of exactly what this is costing the U.S. and the world in
billions, aid to whole starving countries, to what schools, teachers
salaries, new energy research that shakes us free of oil; or, phony
homeland security itself could do with the wasted billions that serve
the darker instincts of failed patriotism and obvious demonic
political machinations. We can start there with Sovereignty. Now all
of this practical data is also occult schooling. Schooling that aims
at the Philosophy of Freedom training of knowing your motives and
using the great Greek method of esoteric discipline, known as Know
Thyself. Steiner gave that as a gift. What I bring here practical
common sense indications of understanding basic Ahrimanic