“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Thoreau, “Walden”
Ah, the sweet breath of life fills our nostrils with the air which fuels our body’s metabolic engine and allows us to envision, and sometimes achieve, the potential for happiness and personal gratification which we are all born with; equally. From the moment of our first breath until our last, something transforms our potential for rejoicing in the abundance of ‘natural’ bounty to perpetual suppression of even the most modest enjoyment. Some individual, group, or organization finds a means of selectively denying access to the abundance of ‘natural’ bounty. They call it ‘society’, or the principles which allow multitudes of human beings to live together as ‘social’ creatures.
To have ‘society’ we must have laws and principles which provide security for all human beings. These laws and principles must be carefully fashioned and crafted in such a manner they provide equal security and liberty to all. Alas, mankind has yet to construct a social fabric which does not twist and distort the public good to transform the good intentions of honor and justice to selectively favor the elite members of society who fabricate these laws and principles. Since human beings are fashioned by their Creator with an inherent concept of fairness and justice, those who seek ‘special’ consideration must be willing to provide something in exchange; something considered of universal value, like gold and precious objects. The acquisition of these precious commodities ensures the possessors of their ‘special’ favors while denying such ‘special’ treatment to others. Thus was born the leverage which separated the haves from the have-nots. Time has allowed the genius of the human mind to fashion myriad methods of justifying, magnifying, and perpetuating these “class” distinctions born of wealth. Global politics has been a case study of how numerous ideological ‘good intentions’ have been twisted, annulled and distorted by those with the wealth and means to do so.
Human cleverness and ingenuity notwithstanding, occasional transitions occur from have-not to have by fabricating a means of more efficiently and effectively providing for the needs of human beings; or by more stealthily committing larceny within legal constraints; conforming to laws fashioned by the privileged “class” possessing wealth and subsequent political leverage – entrepreneurs. It is essential, at this point, to make a distinction between those who acquire wealth by means of their creative ingenuity in fashioning resources which provide goods and services which enhance the human condition and those who employ their wealth to maximize their own self-interests. Thus the distinction between those who are morally and spiritually upright, blessed with wealth, and those who are morally and spiritually bankrupt and use their wealth for the sole purpose of indulging their obsession with wealth, power and the acquisition thereof – the Aristazzi. A name fabricated from the word “aristocrat” – to describe those who enjoy wealth and power by ‘divine right’ – and “paparazzi” – a somewhat self-interested and perhaps a bit parasitic “class” of news photographers who disregard all elements of personal rights to privacy, or propriety, to produce wanton images of celebrities.
Intellectuals, patronized by the wealthy elite, produce prose which embodies ideas, concepts, ideology, and rationalization consecrating the virtue of oppressive injustices. Injustices manifested by denial of ‘natural’ bounty to the less fortunate lacking the wealth to pay for that which God bestows without cost or charge. These intellectuals have fabricated concepts such as Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, Theocracy, Monarchy, Democracy, and etc., all to justify and legitimize those who subscribe to their description of social distinctions. Nevertheless, the less fortunate, continue to be assured continued denial of fundamental needs and unalienable rights by a plague of taxes, penalties, fees, charges, and etc..
The virtuous intellectual architects of the United States Constitution were the first, in the history of the world, to fabricate a government which granted sovereignty and supremacy to the People and the regional governments they fashioned – by consent of the governed. No sooner was this revolutionary style of government approved and encoded as law than it came under attack by the Aristazzi and, before the Constitution had existed for one decade, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal government was supreme; despite the tenth amendment which explicitly stated the People and the States were supreme and the Federal government had no more powers than what was specifically provided by the Constitution. The following two hundred years have seen a prolonged and contrived agenda manifested by the Aristazzi to usurp all power from the People and the States.
The heinous practices of the Aristazzi may be imposed without consequence; as long as the victims remain ignorant of injustices. Educated people will be much less likely to submit to egregious and reprehensible abuses than ignorant people. This ‘natural’ concept has resulted, and been expressed, in ambivalent outcomes in the United States. The right of the people to vote has produced both a Public Education system which was formerly internationally second to none and the opportunity of the elite oligarchy, in Washington, D.C., to transform Public Education to Public Indoctrination according to the prevailing ideology. The result is the “Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” (Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt) to facilitate and promote the minimization of the People to influence and manifest government to express their civic responsibility and sovereignty.
It may be possible to introduce a multitude of additional examples of ‘good intentions’ sabotaged by the minions of the Aristazzi, but the onerous result is in the social conditions which produce the “quiet desperation” of those who wish only to enjoy a modest enjoyment of life for themselves and their posterity. A modest enjoyment of life which is and continues to be denied by the abhorrent and despicable obsession with wealth which incessantly denies all but the Aristazzi the enjoyment of life’s ‘natural’ bounty. The multitude of victims is largely controlled by legislative constraints and laws which control and suppress any subsequent emergence of organized opposition.
Regardless of the fact there is no conceivable justification for genocide, homicide, infanticide, or any other barbarian denial of life, the plain and simple fact is that it has, does, and will continue to occur. Intellectuals may fruitlessly seek to rationalize the irrational results of pent up rage and desperation. Legislators may continue to legislate punitive efforts to deter aberrant and irrational behavior. Medical practitioners and specialized experts may seek explanation of the unexplainable. No matter what efforts may be employed to ease the public menace and uneasy realization there is absolutely no way of predicting or preventing Panocide, it will continue to be an equal opportunity threat without regard to innocence, age, creed or class. Nobody will ever be able to predict what will be the mental ‘straw that broke the Camel’s back’, triggering the irrational, random, and tragic outcome of Panocide. True change will only begin when causes and conditions of intentional exploitation or abuse of unalienable human rights for the sole purpose of ensuring the privileges of elite few are addressed. Governments will never be able to ensure the security and safety of the governed so long as privilege governs government. Panocide will continue so long as equal opportunity to achieve the full potential of every human being is obstructed by intervention favoring those who will never be satisfied or content with their wealth and privilege – the Aristazzi.