In the 1985 post-apocalypse adventure film, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Mel Gibson and his accomplices are hurdling down a dead-ended train track with villains in hot pursuit. Gibson (Max) asks the driver, “So, what’s the plan?”
Pigkiller replies, “Plan? Ain’t no plan.” When I contemplate the present day struggle to restore the Constitution and depose the ruling oligarchy this scene comes to mind. We seem to be making a lot of headway to nowhere real fast. And like Max and Savannah we are prone to jump on board any convincing conveyance that takes us away from immediate problems. Embracing the comfort of Doublethink we vainly continue to believe that the GOP co-opted Tea Party will return us to peace and prosperity. So, what is the plan? Lets look at a successful revolution of merely one century ago.
They had a plan
During the chaos and collapse of early 20th century Russia, globalist backed Bolsheviks consolidated power by effectively providing government structure and order. Filling the void, worker soviets (committees) were formed to run everything from factories to food distribution. These committees did not occur spontaneously. They were the physical manifestation of a predetermined ideology.
Democratic Centralism is organisational method applied by the Bolsheviks in making the Russian Revolution: “democracy in discussion – centralism in action,” within a strategy of building a “vanguard party”. http://www.marxists.org/
Intrinsic to Marxism-Leninism theory the soviet is a microcosm building block leading to a national soviet structure. Workers elected representatives to run the factory. Those representatives elected still more, from among themselves, to fill positions of decision making at municipal levels, regional levels, and so forth, culminating with the Supreme Soviet. All, of course, were beholden to the wisdom and irrefutable truth of Communist Party diktats. Reflecting theoretical scientific socialism, it was this democratic centralism that gave moral authority to the dictatorship of the proletariat. On the surface, it was the long awaited revolution 19th century egalitarian romantics had only dreamed about.
The point here is that, not only did the Bolsheviks understand the reality of the economic situation; they were well organized and prepared to act decisively at a given moment. When the existing government lost credibility and effectiveness, and disruption of goods and services led to critical unrest, they stepped in with a viable solution that appealed to the masses. They understood the moment in history as well as their moment in history. Their ideology provided both a working perception of political reality and a pragmatic plan of action. Their success was assured by establishing long term credibility. When a Communist politician spoke you were guaranteed the same values, programs, and ideology heard ten years ago. Unlike the corporatist politicians of this era you knew what you were getting.
Today, the socialist Left hardly qualifies as the opposition. The label of ‘revolutionary’ is laughable. They are part of the matrix that suffocates genuine insight and rebellion against the dialectic of growing Orwellian totalitarianism. The present moment in history now belongs to a philosophy diametrically opposed to everything they are. Ironically, the burden of ushering in the next epoch falls upon folks presently stereotyped as “reactionary”. In the repeating time loop of history constitutionalists, Ron Paul supporters, and the like, are called on to restore sanity and individual dignity. Coincidentally, the much heralded year of 2012, as the prophesied turning point in human mega-history, is just around the corner.
Unlike the revolutionaries of the past, libertarians abhor centralized authority. By nature the soviet model of coordinated, en masse, revolutionary activity is anathema. Localized spontaneity is more in character. When vertical organization is unacceptable more responsibility is placed on individual self actuation. Hence, the individual must be fully politically aware and focused on the commonly accepted goal – freedom. There can be no, or little, dependence on others to make decisions. This mode of thinking and action is unprecedented in our recent history of TV induced herd-think. Indeed, truly, it pleads for a radical departure from our left/right indoctrination. It pleads for overcoming our ingrained Big Brother co-dependency. It demands recognition of the uncompromising sovereignty of the individual. It will prove to be a necessary mode of action for all freedom activists at this juncture in history.
In contrast to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 our revolution will not be about seizing governmental power. Our revolution will be about a 2012 quantum change to real freedom. Independence from their food, their money, and their belief system will send some of us into a state of shock, but the self reliance of off-the-grid living will prove to be a concrete start.
Already, some observers predict a growing number of people “drifting away”. They are walking away from their bills, mortgages, and former mindsets. The new economic reality is sending many to look for ways to unplug from society and seek self-sufficiency. The New World Order is moving fast to shut down avenues of egress. They are expanding the control grid. They own the mass communication systems and we will face the prospect of revolutionary activity without mass accessible information – and indeed, “revolutionary activity” will merely be the pronounced desire to be left alone by the government.
A template for group activity worthy of consideration is We Are Change, a tried and true grassroots organization whose sole declared mission is to educate the public and to stand against tyranny in all forms. They are loyal to no political party or politician. Dedicated to the truth, they hit the streets often and disseminate information about the New World Order on their own dime. The quintessential bottom-up organization, they give you the facts and trust YOU to take action. It is based a priori on the principle that all people yearn to be free and will act accordingly. When they awaken and see their own slavery they will hold themselves accountable.
Perhaps the Mad Max modus operandi is appropriate. Do you really need a plan? Why not just do it?
To change the world by bullets was a useless procedure. Therefore, the only revolution worthwhile was the one-man (woman) revolution within the heart. Each one would make this by himself (herself) and not need to wait on a majority. — Ammon Hennacy, Catholic Worker who lived and worked with Dorothy Day
“Marxism is scientific socialism; it is not a spontaneous politics”: http://www.marxists.org/glossary/terms/l/e.htm
On Democratic Centralism and the Regime, Trotsky, 1937: http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1937/xx/democent.htm
We Are Change: http://www.wearechange.org/