Why and How I am a Committed Radical: Introduction
by Frank Wynerth Summers III on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8:11am ·
America has adopted a level of moral hypocrisy from what I call modern Europe which did not exist in the ancient or classical civilizations including those which prodiced most our ideas of classicalism and federalism. In many ways it was a moral hypocrisy about governance which drove the War for Independence far more than any single policy or set of policies. This moral hypocrisy came in two forms. First, a piggish usurpation by the establishment not only of more moral values than they deserved and taking them in the wrong ways under their own constitutional concepts. Second, there was smuggness which only a very costly and deadly struggle could end and which if left to other forms of development would simply go on getting worse forever. The Constitution that emerged after decades of struggle was one which foresaw and intended change and development in a set of particualr channels. However, instead of conventions, federal sensibility and growing wisdom we have the modern European moral hypocrisy this country was founded to escape. That is not our only very serious problem but alone it would be enough to justify revolution. This is a note about why the time has come for radical change. Radical change is dangerous for everyone. Therefore it is right to give the reasons for seeking radical change in some detail. Anyone who wishes can always go to the link provided here in order to find in detail the changes that I am proposing:
Part of the hypocrisy we have to deal with is that we can sponsor so many revolutions that it is impossible to keep count while denying all of the real, careful and painful genius of our revolutionary tradition. We as a nation need change. We need change not as abunch of leaches from the corrupted projects of Chicago and the affirmative action thuiggery of Harvard Law School would define change but as someone like me would define it after careful consultation and reading. We need to embrace all those currently in our polity who are not willing tomigrate out of as citizens if they are currently citizens and as humans in any case associated with our society but we need to restore our society. It is far too late for me to approach this in a moderate way even as regards radical politics. I do not presume I will succeed and I do not wish to pretend that I can achieve these changes with the support of people I like who like me. If changes along these lines occur they will come to be because people I like who like me have formed collaborative connections with people whom I relate to on the basis of mutual dislike at this time. It is far too late for many paths at which i could have approached this where nobody would have called my struggle Quixotic. I am still not really all that bothered by Cervantes’ satire of the idealist which is only part of Don Quixote. Insignificant as it may be I really think I am better than people more successful than I by countless measures — I really do. I have known people btter than I am in many ways and some of them were richer and more privileged than I and some were of lesser stature in almost every way. I hate a lot of things about my life but they often make me much more angry than ashamed.
However, when I am not stopping to do something that keeps me from blogging and not blogging ablout something else I am going to do a series of notes about this proposed constitution. I am writing this note as a start to what may be the distinct final struggle of my life. America is already a very different place in the eyes of the world than when the son of a white woman and a Kenyan Muslim Afro-Communist who made modern American choices about identity was elected. The President who is America ‘s Folly has already brought us to places we had never anticipated being before. For me life here was close to an absolute hell before Obummer’s election. But since Obummer was elected President of the United States we have lost manned space flight and the AAA credit rating. We have a large set of large street mobs with demands that have little or no Constitutional sensitivity. But we have Obummer. Just having Obummer is the reward we have instead of all we have lost. In this last phase of my life I want to be known as willing to fill a role like that of Obummer. Although some presumptuous idiots who think they know what I am entitled to feel may have found me arrogant and self-congratulating the truth is that I have demeaned myself and condescended (in the correct meaning) almost to the human limits in many cases. But for my country’s sake I am willing to spend time and energy sitting around telling myself how great I am and communicating those values to my friends who are even more modest than I. I am willing to imitate Obummer and many others in American life and to help to create an aspiration to be a pompous braying jackass among those who must lead forward. While I and others who must lead may never master these skills as well as many others in the world. However, perhaps we can combine this new talent with other qualities which will make up for our lack in that one trait.
Having read this so far I will now begin with the Model Constitution:
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In constitutional and solemn agreement we the States and Jurisdictions, Monarch and Nobles, Leaders and Representatives as well as all private citizens constituting this Union and Empire join together the as the Fully Mature and Structured and Organic People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish and secure Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, to present ourselves in this world and to promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The United States of America has come of age over a period of time. This Constitutional Charter is seen as the Third United States Regime. The First was that constituted under the Articles of Confederation, the Second was constituted under what is here called the Constitution of 1789. This extant Constitution shall be known herein as “the Constitution” but it may also be known as the Constitution of of 20____. This Constitution comes at a time when North America is no longer a country of vast wide open lands which could be carefully developed over milennia. Rather for better and for worse the United States is now among the the most populous countries in the world. It is a Constitution drafted by a country which is very musch encumbered with geopolitical obligations and which must face struggles on every front to bring itself into an orderly condition for long term-survival. This Constitution shall declare the Principles and Functions of the New Regime so that it can Function openly and that friend and foe alike shall understand its Proper operations.. Also the Constitution of 1789 provides that it may be ammended in any way so long as each State shall contiue to have equal representation in the Senate. This Constitution retains equal representation of States in the Senate and so is arguably a continuation of the Constitution of 1789. This Constitution is longer than the Constitution of 1789. That Constitution under which this is written has a bit less than 5,000 words as originally enacted and as it was in 2011 whereas this document is between 70,000 and 80,000 words. Because it’s Constitutional Charter language legally Constitutes a much larger, more complex and diversely challenged Union and Government than that Constitution described. This Constitution, should it be enacted even on a modified basis from this writer’s charter would be based on the work of one man in creating a model. This has been done in many socieites. The term for a person who crerates such a charter is a Lycurgus. Lycurgus was the historic person who created the Constitution of Laecedemon or Sparta.
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So if you have the energy to discuss this with friends that would be great. But the basic point here in the preamble is that our system is about change and conservative holding fast in phases. It is time for a new Constitutional phase.
I have tagged a few FB friends and I will in some or all my notes. Any kind of political radicalism at any time is a risk for those associated with it and so I am keeping the tagging to a minimum and while a great deal of endorsement will be needed to effect these changes there is no indication that someone tagged in a note in this series is actually endorsing the note. As always I am willing to respond to posted comments, chat and private messages.